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Video: Johnny Spanish - "What It Do" (prod. SMKA)

From Chris at E1 Music:

Video: Johnny Spanish - "What It Do" (prod. SMKA)

Free Music Friday: Eleventwelve Edition

Cee-Lo Green & DJ Greg Street :: Stray Bullets

["The Ladykiller" is out now, but this mixtape is so good, I had to post it up again! These are the leftovers from the album and it's almost ashamed that he didn't combine it. This mixtape is definitely one of the bests of this year.]


J. Cole :: Friday Night Lights

[As a sequel to the "Warm Up" mixtape he released last year, "Friday Night Lights" gives J. Cole another boost to his already-skyrocketed carrer. If you haven't figured it out by now, this Roc Nation cat is the next hot rapper of this decade!]


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Naughty By Nature featuring Garden State Greats :: The Mixtape

[The New Jeru' anthem veterans are back! Naughty By Nature is back as a trio as they prepare their new album "Anthem Inc.," which is coming soon. In the meantime, check out this mixtape as they feature many dope underground rappers from the Jersey State.]


Heather Victoria :: Victoria's Secret EP

[Here's a soul Free-P from 9th Wonder's Jamla label. Check her out and you're guaranteed to find some of illest joints layered by smooth vocals of the songstress.]


That's it for "The Eleventwelve Edition" of "Free Music Fridays." If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me at 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, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love....

As for a bonus, FREE KANYE WEST TRACK FOR EVERYONE! (Don't be afraid, he WANTS us to cop it for free! It's the official!)

BTW, it's produced by Q-Tip!
PR: Zion I Give Away "Polarity" f/ Locksmith, Macklemore

From Ballin' PR:

Zion I Give Away "Polarity" f/ Locksmith, Macklemore

from the LP, Atomic Clock
#17 on iTunes Hip-Hop CHART



After delving into upbeat, electronic music on 2009's The Takeover, Oakland hip-hop stalwarts Zion I enter a new phase of their chameleonic career with Atomic Clock (November 9th, Gold Dust), a moody, emotional record inspired by the group's longtime admiration for reggae and dub.
While the group's roots are still firmly planted in hip-hop, Atomic Clock’s cavernous, atmospheric vibe recalls both the classic roots reggae of Max Romeo and The Congos and forward-thinking dub mixing of UK artists such as Adrian Sherwood. "The Takeover was a very external record and we wanted to focus on fun, party music," says emcee Zumbi AKA Zion. "This one is much more reflective and internal. We didn't want to just recreate what we did last album. Art is not about living in the past."
For Atomic Clock, the duo employed live musicians to flesh out producer Amp Live's original beats and thicken the overall sound. For many of Atomic Clock's tracks, Amp would create the skeleton of the beat himself for the initial direction before collaborating with the group's live musicians to complement the sound and, in certain cases, redo the track live. In stark contrast to The Takeover, which saw Amp and Zumbi e-mail verses and beats to each other to constantly tweak each song, the group and their collaborators engaged in days-long jam sessions, for the first time in their career, to best enunciate Amp's initial idea.
For Zumbi, the writing style on Atomic Clock was much more instinctive than on past albums, and the result is a litany of emotionally introspective, brutally honest songs that both relay the emcee's personal experience and delve into weighty topics including the transient nature of time.
This extends to the title. "The Atomic Clock is the most precise timing device on the planet and I thought that applied to the immaculate timing and rhythm it takes between musicians in one room to make good music," says Zumbi. "But also, I feel that time is speeding up on the planet and it seems like it's dilating and contracting really quickly. We're living in such an interesting time and I think time is on everyone's mind in one way or another. Everything is exponential now."
On Atomic Clock, the group employs their usual mix of sonic exploration and unbridled creativity. "4U," with its choir vocals, soulful keyboards, and rock guitars, could be a lost Sly and the Family Stone track, while the horn blasts and heavy, electric guitars of "Always" supplement Zumbi's optimistic hook of "Love conquers always/Gotta keep your head up." "Many Styles," featuring reggae band Rebelution (the album also features guest spots by emcees Locksmith and Macklemore and vocalists Courtney Holiday and Crystal Monee Hall), deftly defers to the genre's roots, and the atmospheric beat of "North Star" complements the central idea of being open to guidance in one's life.
On "History," the group's most insightful and candid track, Zumbi recalls the duo's autobiography from prior to the group's formation until now. "We've been doing music a long time and sometimes you forget how long you’ve been at and how many places you've been," admits the emcee. "I think it's good to look back for a second before keeping it moving." Keeping it moving is something Zumbi and Amp Live have never had problems doing and Atomic Clock stands as another engaging expression of the group's mind, heart and soul.

Video: Psalm One f/ Del - "Ginsu Knives"

From Semp Rok:

Video: Psalm One f/ Del - "Ginsu Knives"

MP3: Slim Thug f/ Gotti, Nipsey - "Neighborhood Supa Stars"

From Chris at E1 Music:

MP3: Slim Thug f/ Gotti, Nipsey - "Neighborhood Supa Stars"

"Neighborhood Supa Stars" feat. Nipsey Hu$$le & Yo Gotti

"Tha Thug Show" Deluxe on iTunes now, click here to buy
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MP3: Mook N Fair f/ Fatman Scoop - "Pre-Game"

From BF Blasts:

MP3: Mook N Fair f/ Fatman Scoop - "Pre-Game"

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Mixtape: Maverick Sabre - "The Travelling Man"

From 7Thirty Online:

Mixtape: Maverick Sabre - "The Travelling Man"

This is the highly anticipated mixtape from Maverick Sabre 'The Travelling Man'.
London born, Irish raised singer songwriter Maverick Sabre is breaking the mould.
With his soulful voice and skillful guitar playing, he draws audiences in a leaves them in wonder.

Silencing crowds with his lamenting social-political content, this young rising star is generating a lot of interest from
press and booking agents alike. Recently tipped by Hot Press as being the Irish newcomer who will give the established
artists some serious competition, Maverick was also nominated 'Best Homegrown Act' in the 2008 Urban Takeover Awards.

1.Run To The Roof  
2.Inside (ft Footsie)
3.Slow Down (ft Macca)
4.Sirens In The Night
5.Break Me Down
6.Sometimes (ft Wretch 32)
8.Let Me Show You
9.They Found Him A Gun
10.I Need

Download Here - .

Follow Marverick on Twitter @MaverickSabre

MP3: Soul Khan f/ Sene - "Shot Glass Magnified"

From Brown Bag AllStars:

MP3: Soul Khan f/ Sene - "Shot Glass Magnified"

Soul Khan's [FREE] album, "Soul Like Khan" is dropping Tuesday! Enjoy the last leak.

Soul Khan feat. Sene "Shot Glass Magnified"
Produced by Elaquent

Video: Zaytoven Gives Production Advice

From DJ Smallz:

Video: Zaytoven Gives Production Advice

Zaytoven Gives Production Advice from DJ Smallz.

PR: Slaine Releases Video for "99 Bottles"

From Kerosene Media:

For Immediate Release

Slaine Releases Video For ‘99 Bottles’ Directed By Danny Boy From House Of Pain/La Coka Nostra

Boston rapper Slaine, of the rap super group, La Coka Nostra, has released his video for the track “99 Bottles” online at The track is the lead single from Slaine’s upcoming solo debut ,"A World With No Skies", which is scheduled for release in early 2011 through Suburban Noize.
"’99 Bottles’ is basically a bar room brawl anthem that has a throwback sound to the era where hip-hop was rowdy and fun at the same time,” commented Slaine. “I was not only influenced by House of Pain and Cypress Hill, but now I am kind of a part of that lineage in the hip-hop family tree. This joint was kind of a tip of the cap to them with my own rhyme style and personality on it. I don’t like club songs, when I want to party and get bent, this is what it sounds like.”
Slaine is currently offering fans a free download of his new mixtape “The Devil Never Dies” available as a free download at His new solo album "A World With No Skies" can be pre-ordered online at .
Slaine will join the Kottonmouth Kings and Big B on the second leg of the Party Monsters Tour beginning November 13th in Hollywood, CA at The Key Club.
Nov 13 - West Hollywood, CA  @ The Key Club
Nov 16 - Chico, CA  @ Senator Theater
Nov 17 - Portland, OR  @ Wonder Ballroom
Nov 18 - Seattle, WA  @ The Showbox
Nov 19 - Spokane, WA  @ Knitting Factory Spokane
Nov 20 - Boise, ID  @ Knitting Factory Boise
Nov 21 - Missoula, MT  @ Wilma Theater
Nov 23 - Englewood, CO  @ Gothic Theatre
Nov 24 - Salt Lake City, UT  @ In The Venue
Nov 26 - Las Vegas, NV  @ House of Blues Las Vegas
Nov 27 - Reno, NV  @ Knitting Factory

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