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Guru Offers "7.0 The Street Scriptures" For Download


From Yo! PR:

Guru Offers "7.0 The Street Scriptures" For Download

The legendary MC and founder of the world famous Hip-Hop group GangStarr, Guru aka Mr. GangStarr, offers his fans and urban music enthusiastics his chart-topping first Hip-Hop solo album "Version 7.0: The Street Scriptures" (2005) for free download [limited time].

"The 'Street Scriptures' is one of my best albums too date! It is right up there with my GangStarr records, and a classic. The album was our first release on 7 Grand Records. The sound and scope of the 'Street Scriptures' is very futuristic, and innovative. I also am very proud of the single ' Hood Dreamin' and the music video. This is a great album and any real Hip-Hop head will find something on this album that they will enjoy if not the whole album. The features are outstanding. So here it is for you and yours 'Version 7.0: The Street Scriptures'. " says Guru.

Guru's critically acclaimed solo album "Version 7.0: The Street Scriptures", which marks the first release on his newly found label 7 Grand Records (2004), is hailed as a Hip-Hop classic with smash hits like "Step In The Arena 2", "Power, Money And Influence (feat. Jean Grae & Talib Kweli)", "Don Status (feat. Styles P)", and  "Hood Dreamin".

Guru aka Mister "Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal" shows right from start on "Version 7.0: The Street Scriptures" that no one can hold him back as a solo artist with lyrics like, "You can meet me in the hall of fame, I am - worldwide - a legend in this game."

A bold 19-song street driven homage to New York City, "Version 7.0: The Street Scriptures" re-introduces Guru and his lyrical genius to the streets. Paving a new path alongside hit producer Solar, who entirely produced the album, Guru has crafted a new Hip-Hop classic. Complete with guest appearances by Styles P, Talib Kweli, B-Real (of Cypress Hill), Jean Grae, Jaguar Wright and others, "Version 7.0" re-affirmed not only Guru's position as one of the greatest MCs of all time, but also the return of "REAL" Hip-Hop!

DOWNLOAD: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=JIO2W250 .

TRACKLISTING:

1. No Time
2. False Prophets
3. Step in the Arena 2 feat. Doo Wop
4. Don Status feat. Styles P
5. Hood Dreamin
6. Cave In
7. Surviving Tha Game
8. Hall of Fame
9. Talk To Me feat. Jaguar Wright
10. Too Dark 2 See
11. Power, Money and Influence feat. Jean Grae & Talib Kweli
12. Kingpin
13. Fa Keeps
14. Real Life feat. B Real
15. Feed The Hungry
16. Talkin' Loud and Frontin'
17. Open House
18. I Gotta
19. What's My Life Like?

PICTURES
* www.yo-pr.com/guru/guru1.jpg *
* www.yo-pr.com/guru/guru3.jpg *

WEBSITES:
* www.myspace.com/guru7grand *
* www.twitter.com/gurugangstarr *
* www.youtube.com/7grandrecords *
* www.myspace.com/gangstarr *

My Brother's Keeper - Hip-Hop From The Soul, For The Soul


This feature is a momentous one. It’s the 200th Artist Of The Week here at Adam’s World. For such a milestone I wanted to get an artist who’s been down from the start. I actually managed to do one better than that - I found multiple artists who’ve been down from the start in My Brother’s Keeper. My Brother’s Keeper consists of (from L to R) Larry "Scholar" Aruwayo, Terrance "Thinker" Kelly, Dwayne "Tzo" Stewart and Levar "L-Star" McGibbon. I first met Thinker and Tzo back when I was co-hosting a radio show called In Da Mixx and they came to the studio with longtime B-Lister Conscious. That was at least five years ago, so with my Artist Of The Week feature reaching the milestone of #200, I could think of no one more appropriate to give the honor to than My Brother’s Keeper.

Read the full interview at:  http://adambernard.blogspot.com/2010/02/artist-of-week-my-brothers-keeper.html

Free Music Friday: Groundhog Edition


The groundhog showed its shadow, so it's 'bout time I showed my typing self here to bring y'all this free music for the week! 

Black Bobby :: Phat Kid Tendencies


Phat Kid Tendencies (No DJ Version) Cover Art

[While it's cool for rappers to drop out of college and make an album about it, this Harvard grad shows that education never takes away from hip-hop if you're meant to be in it. Check out this Phat Kid Tendencies until he's sick of talkin'!]

Tracklisting:
1. Phat Kid Tendencies Intro
2. My Story
3. Let's Ride
4. Youth Spirit
5. Thank U
6. Say What I Want to Say
7. Inteligent Shhh
8. Sharp
9. So Bougie
10. Bobby
11. Where's Your Money?
12. This Retarded!
13. Respect My Authoritah!
14. Charles Barkley
15. So Urban
16. The Friends Zone
17. A NW Joint
18. Vigra
19. My Pleasure (Raunch Culture)
20. Your Biddy Is Mine
21. Phat Kid '09 Freestyle (Bonus)
22. Rock With Obama (Bonus)



B.o.B :: May 25th



[What's going on May 25th? Beats me! It's said to be his debut album release date, but I hope it's true considering the label can change its mind just like that. That shouldn't stop you from checking out this Grand Hustle/Atlantic emcee named B.o.B!]

Tracklisting:

1. The Biz
2. Champion
3. Bet I (f/ Playboy Tre)
4. Gladiators (f/ J.Cole)
5. Out of Time
6. B is for B.o.B
7. Fuck the Money (f/ Asher Roth)
8. Monique and Me
9. The Rain
10. Uno is my Numeral
11. Suprise Me
12. Don't Feel So Good
13. Cool Side
14. 2010
15. Fool For Love (f/ Charles Hamilton)
16. BONUS: Nothin' On You (f/ Bruno Mars)


Ghambit :: Putitinthaair Vol. 2


 

Ghambit


[Here's a brand new mixtape from a Cali emcee named Ghambit. Like the Xmen hero with a sorta same name, he throws his cards down while reppin where he from proudly. Check this one out!]

Tracklisting:
1. Like Superman
2. Growing
3. Alright
4. Distractions
5. Mad Mind
6. Never Hear THis
7. Don't Give a Fuck
8. Smoke With Me (Snippet)
9. Gimme Some
10 That's All
11. What's the Weather Like
12. Little White Girl
13. Rainy Days
14. Blind
15. On One
16. Filthy Cheatin Lyin
17. Devil's Watching
18. War Wounds
19. Palabras Maravillas
20. Cali Feeling


Link:

http://www.filefront.com/15087025/GHAMBIT---PIITA2.zip/


Ty Fyffe :: Prelude to Raw N' Uncut



[Here's a mixtape from a famed Queens producer Ty Fyffe! 'Raw N' Uncut" coming soon!]

Tracklisting:
1. Intro
2. Get the Money -  Mic Geronimo ft Royal Flush
3. Green Day - Lloyd Banks ft Havoc and Cormega
4. Euphoria - Rakim ft Styles P, Jadakiss and Busta Rhymes
5. The Invitation - 50 Cent
6. I See You - Snoop Dogg
7. Dancin' - Hoodfellas
8. Puttin' Work In - EPMD ft Raekwon
9. Be Me - Lil Wayne
10. Come Out - Tony Yayo ft Nice and Prodigy
11. Southside Symphony - Frenchie, Deezy the General, Louis V and Lexx9Eleven
12. The Pyrex/Smells Like '95 - Fokis and Havoc
13. Outro


Link:
http://sharebee.com/954010c8


That's it for the "Groundhog Edition" edition of "Free Music Fridays." Check these out and let ya man know if they was fyah! If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me at erik@rapreviews.com. If you're an artist with your free mixtape/album shown on this page and you want to send me a link re-up, corrections, and/or questions, e-mail me at erik@rapreviews.com, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love....

Decon Approved: Donuts Are Forever 4 - This Saturday!


Decon Approved: Donuts Are Forever 4 - This Saturday!

Decon's thrilled to be a part of

Donuts Are Forever 4

This Saturday, February 6, 2010
The Bell House • 149 7th Street • Brooklyn (Gowanus)
Doors: 10pm • 21+ • Get There EARLY!!!!

$5 Minimum Donation - More Suggested

In conjunction with jdillafoundation.org

For more info: donutsareforever.com

Decon will be in the building!
5 Videos & 5 Original Beaterator Tracks From Wax Poetics


From Wax Poetics:

We partnered with Rockstar Games and got 5 artists; Psycho Les (of the Beatnuts), Spree Wilson, Chico Mann, K-Def, & Chin Chin, to make original tracks on the Beaterator app on a Sony PSP.

Psycho Les
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfNCj4OrEes

Spree Wilson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCH-9qTQSxE

K-Def
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBl_eST96UM

Chin Chin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgUYH8C31fk

Chico Mann
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71bV10pKFjA

Paul Wall Joins OGPR & Readies Summer Release


From Nancy B:

PAUL WALL JOINS OGPR ROSTER, TOURS WITH CHAMILLIONAIRE AND READIES SUMMER RELEASE

It is always an honor to work with an artist whose name is synonymous with his genre. Paul Wall is such an artist and OGPR is proud to announce his recent inclusion to our roster.

With two #1 album debuts, a Platinum plaque and a Grammy nomination under his belt, not to mention having some of the hottest celebs in the nation rocking his signature diamond-encrusted grills at one point or another, Paul Wall is the embodiment of the Hip Hop success story. His journey began as a promoter for hometown indie label, Swisha House, along with childhood friend-turned-partner-in-rhyme, Chamillionaire, and culminated with him being largely instrumental in the growth of the Houston rap movement and it's rise into the national arena. There have been a total of 7 albums since then.

2010 finds Paul working on album #8, entitled Heart of a Champion, which is slated for a Summer release on Swisha House/Asylum/WMG. The first single, I'm On Patron, is a lyrical documentary of a feeling that most of us have experienced - and greatly regretted the next day - that of simply having too much fun of the liquid variety. Produced by Houston duo, Beanz n Kornbread, I'm On Patron is the perfect accompaniment to that 'blame it on the alchohol' kind of night.

Production credits will also go to long-time friend, Travis Barker, who, along with Paul and Skinhead Rob, form the group Expensive Taste, who will also have several songs on the album. Features are expected to include Jim Jones, Big Gipp and fellow Houstonites Chamillionaire, Slim Thug and Devin the Dude.

2010 also finds Paul's career coming full circle as he sets out on tour with Chamillionaire; a development that long-time fans of the two's early work have dreamt of, but were sure would never happen. The two kick off with a headlining appearance at Austin's SXSW festival for a Best of Texas show at La Zona Rosa on March 17th. The SXSW show also features performances by Dorrough, Trae Tha Truth, Fat Pimp, Chalie Boy and many more. Other stops along the tour include Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Denver and Albuquerque with more cities to be announced soon.

Other places to watch out for Paul Wall are -

    * MTV Jams this Saturday, February 6th as the network airs it's Dr Teeth-produced Texas All Star Day special. The all day event sees the network airing videos and in-depth interviews with a host of both stars and up-and-comers from the great state of Texas - http://www.hiphoppress.com/2010/02/mtv-jams-turns-to-dr-teeth-to-create-texas-allstar-day.html .

    * NBA All Star Weekend in Dallas - you never know where he might pop up

Here is the download link for the single, I'm On Patron. It includes the radio, explicit and instrumental versions.

DOWNLOAD LINK: I'm On Patron - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=EIBO5U3C .

K-Murdock - New Year... New Projects!


From K-Murdock:

I figure the best way to counter-balance a negative (see post below), is with a positive!  Which leads me to announce that i got more good music on deck for 2k10!  Aside from the forthcoming Panacea album, which u can preview a track from on youtube, i also got 2 BIG side projects i been working on the last 2+ years!  For those who follow my blog you have heard me talkin' about these projects off and on but the time is NOW as they are both nearing completion...



1st off is the Nintendo-inspired album "Forever Famicom", which is a collaboration with my other favorite emcee from Philly, Random aka "Mega Ran".  Featuring sampled material from some of NES & SNES's classic game libraries, this album is for the hardcore gamers & progressive hip-hop heads alike!  Still deciding how to release it, but it'll be out Springtime for sure! Promo video coming soon...


Next up is a collaborative effort with my longtime friend Alona called The Ebony Bed.  This album has been a labor of love for the last 2 & half years, but its practically done and will be presented with a heavy visual aid to it as well!  Shouts to Aaron Hill, Chris Vanderhoof & my Panacean partner Raw Poetic for assisting in this album's creation.  Make sure to become a fan of EB on facebook so u can stay updated...
I also have various EPS & compilations in the works BUT these aforementioned projects, along with Panacea, will be my focal points for 2k10.  Should be a good year for Neosonic Productions; Thus far, I'm already humbled by some of the feedback "Piano-rama" is getting, so please keep it coming & definitely STAY TUNED!

K


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Posted By K-Murdock to NEOSONIC PRODUCTIONS

 

New LP's from Kidz In The Hall, DJ Babu & Basic Vocab


From Matt at Movement Marketing:

New LP's from Kidz In The Hall, DJ Babu & Basic Vocab

DJ Babu- Beat Tape Vol 2

“There was no holding back with this album, I wanted to get the beats out no matter what.  I wanted to give my fans a fresh body of music” Explains DJ Babu.  “My mission with these instrumentals are to put some doubters to rest.”  For having 10+ years of production experience under his belt, most people know Babu as the World Renown / Champion DJ.  “I want people to know my sound, all my beats come from a DJ mentality, so The Beat Tape Vol. 2 is a great outlet for me to showcase my production.”
 
DJ Babu's Beat Tape Vol. 2 will be released on 2-23-10 on Nature Sounds Records

Basic Vocab- A Better Way

Ready to reclaim the buzz that was generated from their debut, Basic Vocab returns On April 13th, 2010 with their sophomore LP, A Better Way, and returns in a very good space and very confident in the music they are creating, as Mental Growth confirms “I was in a very good place while recording A Better Way and I’m very proud of this project. Though we will still raise the decibels and violate some noise ordnances with the LP, we also ventured out more artistically and filled some topical voids as well.”  Similarly, JL Sorrell offers more insight into the group’s direction “From the music to the lyrics, it was a concerted effort, and we had fun making it- that’s the most important thing. I feel this album is something that is missing from hip-hop right now, its modern music with an old school feel.”

Kidz In The Hall- Land Of Make Believe

Just last year Kidz In The Hall released their critically acclaimed album, The In Crowd, (May 2008) which propelled them into the limelight with key tracks like "DRIVING DOWN THE BLOCK," and "LOVE HANGOVER" featuring Estelle. With tremendous support from national video networks the videos for these songs were placed in heavy rotation and even highlighted on shows such as MTV's TRL and BET's 106 & Park.

Kidz In The Hall went on to land exciting licensing deals with their music featured in EA Sports Madden 09, Rockstar Game's Midnight Club LA, Activision's Pimp My Ride 2 and EA Sports upcoming game NBA LIVE 2010.

The group remained active touring both North America and Europe, performing with the likes of Method Man & Redman, Gym Class Heroes, Atmosphere, The Clipse, MURS, and as a part of Rock The Bells and Paid Dues Tours.

Kidz In The Hall are excited for the world to hear their next project. Double-O proclaims, “Since we were backpackers on the first album and Hipsters on the second...I am interested to see what they'll call us on this album...how about just Dope artists!”

Kidz In The Hall's "Land Of Make Believe" will be released on March 9th, 2010.

New Video: Mos Def Speaks On Haiti & "Exhibit B"


From BMUSE:

New Video: Mos Def Speaks On Haiti & "Exhibit B"

Mos Def & Jay Electronica Speak On Exhibit B Live @ The Independent - 2/3/2010 from AlwaysHustle.com on Vimeo.

Nas, Goodie Mob & Mayday February 5th in Miami, Florida


From ContagiousMusiq.com:

Nas, Goodie Mob & Mayday February 5th in Miami, Florida

***FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY, NAS @ THE ARSHT CENTER, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH***

For over 15 years, Nas has been arguably one of hip hop's greatest MC's. His influence has touched artists from Jay Z to the Notorious B.I.G. to Wu-Tang Clan. Writers and music critics have recognized Nas' contributions to the hip hop industry as iconic! Nas has contributed to the scene's artistic renaissance in New York, while marking an influential, stylistic change in hip hop music at the time.

The night kicks off with the one and only Goodie Mob, featuring Cee-Lo, Big Gipp, T-Mo and Khujo.

Also with Mayday, DJ Tom Laroc and SPECIAL SUPRISE GUESTS!

New start time of 10:30pm following the SOS: Help For Haiti Benefit Concert at The American Airlines Arena.

***THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT!!! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!!***

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE: http://www.arshtcenter.org/tickets/calendar/view.aspx?id=7510 OR CALL 305-949-6722.


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