Pittsburgh emcee Jasiri X pays tribute to his elder and mentor on “Harry Belafonte”, produced by Wandering Worx labelmate DaiN. "He's the standard when it comes to artists using their fame and wealth to bring about social change," says Jasiri of Belafonte. "Mr. Belafonte will go down in history as a freedom fighter that was unafraid to risk his career to speak out on behalf of the poor and oppressed. I'm striving to live up to his great example."
Timbo King+R.A. The Rugged Man+Bronze Nazareth: "High Ranking"
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With his solo debut From Baylon To Timbuk2 finally set to drop, Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Timbo King is unveiling one of the most anticipated tracks from the album, "High Ranking." Featuring a jaw-droppping verse from underground kingpin R.A. The Rugged Man and a thumping instrumental from Wu-Tang beatsmith Bronze Nazareth, "High Ranking" is a strong reminder that Timbo's years-in-the-making debut will be well worth the wait. On the track, Timbo and R.A. take it back to the playground, trading "ya momma" jokes and creative insults over a horn-heavy instrumental. Phony rappers beware. Check out the track now at: RATHERUGGEDMAN.NET
"Grudges & Growing Pains," Produced by Benny Rome, is the 1st single from Wordsmith's upcoming "King Noah Mixtape". Issues like race, hate, envy, politics and sexual preference come into play on this record. This is music for those who seek an identity and deal with low self esteem; use this to empower yourself and know that you're not alone.
MP3: maticulous f/ Reef the Lost Cauze, Soul Khan - "Once Invented Remix"
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Check out the new remix from maticulous of his "Once Invented" track off his recently released EP (available at http://maticulousmusic.blogspot.com/p/maticulous-ep.html), the track features Reef the Lost Cauze & Soul Khan (of The Brown Bag AllStars). Also be on the look out for maticulous' new free download instrumental project "Mello Instros" which drops August 23rd.
Globe-trotting New Jersey emcee Mazzi of S.O.U.L. Purpose presents a "quickflick" for his "Back2Reality" track live from Sao Paolo, Brasil. "Back2Reality" is a song from his 2008 album The Construction. His 2010 release The Inspection also features Jadakiss, Vast Aire of Cannibal Ox, Homeboy Sandman and Breezly Brewin. Shout to Freestyle Session & Armory Survival Gear.