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Tuesday January 27, 2015
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Video: Papa Reu - "Put it in Da Air"

From Nancy B:

Video: Papa Reu - "Put it in Da Air"

MP3: R.H.Bless "Hustle & Pray" Street EP

From Clout Media:

MP3: R.H.Bless "Hustle & Pray" Street EP

R.H.Bless is back at it again. This time the Block Exchange boss hits Hip Hop heads off with a brand new street EP titled Hustle & Pray. This 10-track EP is loaded with Bless' ill lyrics and wordplay, and with production from beatsmiths like Shysty Shyst, Philty, Trakdealaz and Hood Riot that is sure to keep your head nodding.

Download: R.H.Bless - Hustle & Pray Street EP


   1. Street Mentality
   2. On My G Wave ft. Duss Smittoooo
   3. All Work No Play
   4. Give What You Want
   5. This is a Journey ft. Duss Smittoooo
   6. Get It All Back ft. Duss Smittoooo
   7. Stash Box
   8. Dangerous Man
   9. Speaks for Itself
  10. On Another Note

For more on R.H.Bless:

MP3: Apollo Brown - "The Reset" Instrumentals

From Audible Treats:

MP3: Apollo Brown - "The Reset" Instrumentals

Tracks like "Seasons" and "Balance"  showcase the producer's ability to show his softer side. "Seasons" features disparate harmonies and an occasional sampled "what you want me to do" vocal over melancholy guitar picking that proves Apollo Brown can flawlessly blend genre's of soul and hip-hop. "Real Detroit"  and "Streets Won't Let Me Chill" are still influenced by soul, but have much sharper, heavier beats. It's clear Apollo Brown has a lot of versatility as a producer.

Apollo Brown is not finished for 2010; on the contrary, he will be involved with at least two more collaborations by the end of the year. These collaborations include but are not limited to the album Brown Study as half of the group UPS with Boog Brown, and the long-awaited Gas Mask LP as one-third of The Left with DJ SoKo and MC Journalist 103.

Download The Reset Instrumentals for free here: .

MP3: Trae Tha Truth - "Cop a Drop"

From Nancy B:

MP3: Trae Tha Truth - "Cop a Drop"

Houston, TX - Last week, the Houston Press reviewed Trae Tha Truth's street album, Can't Ban Tha Truth, calling it 'a landmark in Houston rap.' Saturday, Trae hosted an early listening session at Houston clothing store SF2's Northside location to a packed house. Now, you can download 2 singles Cop a Drop  and General ft. Brian Angel (Day 26)  from this much anticipated CD, dropping September 28th and judge for yourself. Trae will be announcing a multi-city promo tour in support of this record.


Cop a Drop Clean: .

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General Ft. Brian Angel (Day 26) Clean: .

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MP3: Kyle Rapps f/ KRS-One & Homeboy Sandman - "Love, Love"

From Coalmine Records:

MP3: Kyle Rapps f/ KRS-One & Homeboy Sandman - "Love, Love"

Kyle Rapps (feat. KRS-One & Homeboy Sandman) - "Love, Love" (prod. by Analogic) by Diamond Music Group

"Love, Love" | MediaFire:
MP3: Koncept (Brown Bag SllStars) "Playing Life" EP

From the Brown Bag AllStars:

Koncept (Brown Bag SllStars) "Playing Life" EP

Here's the new free EP from Koncept (of Brown Bag AllStars) "Playing Life".

  • production from: J57, The Audible Doctor, maticulous, DJ Brace, & DJ Dyllemma.
  • featuring: J57, Sene, & Silent Knight.
  • All cuts from Juno Award/ DMC champion, DJ Brace.
  • Click Here To Download


    Check out: Koncept (of Brown Bag Allstars) "Playing Life" trailer video.

    Click Here To Watch The "Playing Life" Trailer Video


    Bizzy Bone's "CrossRoads 2010" In Stores August 24th

    Sumerian Records has signed Grammy Award winning rapper and singer Bizzy Bone. Sumerian Founder Ash Avildsen had this to say:

    "It's true and the album is incredible! Anyone who has closely followed the label knows that we have never been one dimensional in the bands we have signed and the records we have released. While we have been making a meaningful impact on the current state of heavy music, the true theme to Sumerian has always been about progressive music, not just metal. Bizzy Bone is one of the most progressive vocalists I have ever heard! Known in his genre for being the fastest yet the most melodic, the most technical yet the most harmonic, the marks Bizzy has left in music are something I will always love. The fact that Bizzy and Bone Thugs all booked one way Greyhound tickets to LA and lived on the streets until they were able to get discovered and signed is true artist dedication to their craft. This same spirit is something that has allowed many Sumerian bands to organically build their careers and achieve their dreams.”

    Originally discovered by the legendary Eazy E when he was only a teenager, Bizzy Bone would go on to change the game forever with the multi platinum selling group Bone Thugs N Harmony. Never before had this hybrid of styles been accomplished in music, transcending the current styles of East Coast and West Coast hip-hop with their own "Midwest sound" that put Cleveland on the map like no other. Bizzy Bone is also one of the only people alive to make music with both Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.; which is a true reflection of his unmatched diversity as a singer and rapper as well as universal love for his unique style.

    Sumerian Records will be releasing “Crossroads 2010” on August 24th, 2010. The release is the most complete and polished album since the release of his critically acclaimed gold selling debut solo album “Heaven’z Movie” in 1998. “Crossroads 2010” is a fresh fusion of hip-hop and rock and features music written by Javier Reyes of Animals As Leaders with guest vocal appearances by Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria, Jonny Craig of Emarosa, Devin Oliver of I See Stars and many more surprises. The Sphinx will not disappoint. There is also a digital-only EP release “Crossover 2010” coming out online July 27th which will feature the three guest vocalists mentioned above. Check out the awesome artwork done by Dave Quiggle and previews of the album at and catch Bizzy Bone on tour near you performing with a full live band.

    Check out the new Singles:

    Click to download

    Bottled Up Like Smoke
    Click to download

    Click to download

    Gangsta Muzik
    Click to download

    Video: ScholarMan - "Hopes & Dreams"


    For those that missed it...

    Check out the latest ScholarMan video for "Hopes & Dreams," a track from his 2010 album Free Spirit of a Troubled Soul b/w "So Origi-NOW," a track produced by North Carolina producer Lagbara featured on ScholarMan's latest mixtape Indomitable Will. Video directed by Marques Green of Que Films.

    YouTube Link

    Are you on Facebook? If so drop ScholarMan a line here.

    For those new to ScholarMan, he is a Maryland based hip-hop artist and producer known for socially conscious and soulful music. For more information about ScholarMan or to contact us please visit or

    Your support is greatly appreciated!

    New ScholarMan album coming January 2011!

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    Video: Strong Arm Steady f/ Planet Asia - "Pepsi & Chittlins"

    Directed by Henry Demaio.
    From the album In Search of Stoney Jackson (Stones Throw 2010) produced by Madlib.

    Free Mixtape: J. Monday - "The Sequel"

    From Clout Media:


    Laden with tight lyricism and clever rhyme schemes, Harrisburg, Pa., emcee J. Monday brings you his mixtape, The Sequel, sponsored by The Capital Kid's brand of hip-hop resonates with people caught up in the daily grind. Born and bred in Pennsylvania’s capitol, the self-appointed King of the City has been building up to this moment with the prior release of songs like "Hello" where Monday formally introduces himself to the game; "Love/Hate" in which the emcee expresses his dislike for playa haters; and "Ratz" where he denounces snitches and taddle-tales.

    Lethal lyrics over thorough beats are all over The Sequel. Authenticity is what Monday gives fans - real life and true stories!

    Download: J. Monday - The Sequel


    1. Intro
    2. Hello (prod. by The AmazNs)
    3. In the Mirror
    4. Fastlane (prod. by Trizz)
    5. Love/Hate freestyle
    6. I Don't Know
    7. Flying Rounds (prod. by The AmazNs)
    8. Murder 1
    9. You Know Who freestyle
    10. Paper Pistols
    11. Mz. Missouri (prod. by Jackpot)
    12. My Thoughts
    13. Ratz
    14. Tanqueray & OJ
    15. Living a Lie
    16. The New freestyle
    17. Same Cloth (prod. by J Yess)
    18. In Your Shoes (prod. by Geez)
    19. Outro

    For more on J. Monday:
    MySpace -
    Twitter - @TheCapitalKid

    What they're saying:

    "With skill, versatility and toughness, J. Monday proves he's truly the voice of his city on The Sequel." - Nathan Slavik, Managing Ed.,

    "The Sequel" is overall a nice introduction of J. Monday. A lot of the tracks have some really good beats and it's always a bonus in this day and age of rap/hip-hop that there isn't much of a trace of auto-tune. Thank God. J. Monday's lyrics of the daily grind, not forgetting where he's from set the foundation for a name that has a growing buzz. I don't think it will be long before one hears of J. Monday on a bigger scale." - Jacob Cristobal, Editor,

    "J Monday does his best to paint the picture of whats going on in his back yard. Don’t expect to hear happy music or gimmicky tactics." - Mike Real, Editor,

    " (J. Monday) is definitely a force to be reckoned with in the field of independent hip-hop." - DonTay Taylor, Editor,


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