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Video: Big Sean Clears Up "Blood" Sign in His Videos

Video: Big Sean Clears Up "Blood" Sign in His Videos

MP3: Noni Spitz - "Sippin' On" (prod. Smokey Lane)

From J. Melo:

MP3: Noni Spitz - "Sippin' On" (prod. Smokey Lane)

You always need a little drink to go with your 4/20. California based emcee Noni Spitz has your fix ready with his new leak, "Sippin' On" featuring R&B producer Smokey Lane & Brooke Taylor. This is the first official leak from Noni's upcoming solo project "The Player's Manual" which is being entirely produced by Smokey Lane and Dae One. 

Noni is one half of the group No One (consisting of Noni Spitz & Dae One) who are getting ready to drop there debut duo project, "The Substance" later this year. Noni exploded onto the scene in 2007 and has made a name for himself by working with Big Pooh, Jay Rock, Bishop Lamont, Glasses Malone, Black Milk, Sir Jinx, and more.

Artist: Noni Spitz
Featuring: Smokey Lane & Brooke Taylor
Song: Sippin' On
Producer: Smokey Lane
Album: The Players Manual (entirely produced by Dae One & Smokey Lane)

"Sippin' On" (feat. Smokey Taylor & Brooke Taylor)
Video: Tila Tequila on Leaving's Label

Video: Tila Tequila on Leaving's Label

PR: Shemspeed's "The Exodus of Free Downloads"

From Shemspeed:

PR: Shemspeed's "The Exodus of Free Downloads"

Shemspeed Fam -- it's time for all things free!

So grab Diwon’s Remix Retrospective, a 21-track collection of some of the hottest Diwon remixes to date, including a wide-range of artists from La Roux and Snoop Dogg to The xx and Idan Raichel.

We also have downloads of Darshan, Y-Love, Kosha Dillz & Yuri Lane!

Scroll down for the goods, or grab them all directly at now!

peace & Shemspeed

p.s. Y-Love's new EP "See Me" (produced by Diwon) hits store on May 17th!


Based in the stereophonic heart of Brooklyn, world music maestro Diwon is one of the most innovative and versatile Producers and DJs performing and recording music today. Diwon’s beats are strongly influenced by the musical traditions of his mother’s family, whose roots lie in Yemen. Diwon’s signature sound throughout his production and remixes are the complex percussive layers that create a world around each sound. The “Remix Retrospective” showcases Diwon’s sounds along with artists ranging from La Roux and Snoop Dogg to The xx and Idan Raichel.

Download this 21 track collection of some of the hottest Diwon remixes to date.



KOSHA DILLZ combines with German production team Shuko and Fonty to create Gina and The Garage Sale, a 9 song EP that follows up his acclaimed solo Freshman album BEVERLY DILLZ. Grab the 6 song EP download for free below. The full 9 song EP is available on iTunes and Amazon.



Global hip hop star, Y-Love, and beatbox superstar Yuri Lane (who has over 13 millions hits on youtube) create all their music non-instrumentally, making it hard to believe that Yuri Lane’s mouth wasn’t being produced by Timbaland. The first single, “Watch” is about keeping the history of the Passover alive. Every year the Jewish Nation leaves Egypt; from exile to one step closer to redemption. G-dly things happening – Watch!



DARSHAN have dug up some traditional sources and remixed them in a modern retelling of the story found at the end of the Passover Haggadah….

“I new this one kid, from back in the day….”




April 28th | Eprhyme & D.Black in Seattle @ The Rendezvous’
May 1st | Eprhyme in Portland @ Mississippi Studios
May 11th | Shemspeed tapes for TV in NYC @ Tamany Hall
May 12th | Eprhyme in ABQ @ Dialogue
May 14th | Y-Love & Diwon in San Fran
May 14th | Eprhyme in Santa Fe @ Little Wing 
May 15th | Y-Love & Diwon in L.A. @ UCLA
May 21st | Diwon in ATL @ Atlanta Jewish Music Fest
May 22nd | Matisyahu in AL @ Hangout Music Fest 2011
June 5th | Dillz & Diwon in NYC @ Israel Day Parade
June 18th | Matisyahu in Poland @ MOSiR Stadium
June 29th | Matisyahu in WI @ Summerfest 2011

Shemspeed East & West Coast Tour (May & June)
stay tuned for full schedule!
PR: Sham Pain Releases New Track "Money Too Long"

From Yo! PR:

European Rap Star Sham Pain Releases New Track "Money Too Long"

International Rap firestarter and currently based in Monaco, France, Sham Pain releases his new blazing single "Money Too Long", which is featured on the UK rap star's latest album "Recession Proof II (Cocked & Reloaded)".

Destined to leave his own imprint in the game, Sham Pain's versatility and dynamic Rap style is once again proven on "Money Too Long", which "shows off the flamboyant side of my personality and business acumen," as he explained.

"I always invested my money wisely and although the song is very swagged up there is a truth within the song that you should listen to," the UK rapper/songwriter added.

Sham Pain has a strong fanbase not only in the UK, but France, Germany, USA and his native country of Nigeria as well as this much talented artist is the embodiment of real Hip-Hop, who breathes and lives the urban culture in every way possible.

To learn more about Sham Pain, visit his official website at .

MP3: Sham Pain - Money Too Long (Clean) .

MP3: Sham Pain - Money Too Long (Dirty) .

ALBUM: Sham Pain - Recession Proof II .

Mixtape: Ill Essense - "Alien Pace"

From WordOfSouth:

Mixtape: Ill Essense - "Alien Pace"

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1. I'm The Man FT. Wes Fif (Produced By Top Notch Beats)
2. Groupie Shit
3. Gettin 2 It (Produced By M-80 Beats)
4. Hustle Hard Remix
5. Betta Den Me W/ Persyce
6. Get Off My Dick W/ Wes Fif and S.K.Y. (Produced By Lex Luger)
7. Ill E-Z (Produced By Trakk Sound Productions)
8. The Old Me (Produced by Doughboy Beatz)
9. Ass On The Floor Remix Ft. Monie
10. Fly Like A G6
11. Run It Freestyle
12. Ill Ess Freestyle
13. Start It Up Remix
14. Trap or Die (Produced By Young Shun)
15. That Means FT. 24K (Produced By Cammo)

Video: Yung Berg Talks About Beefs

Video: Yung Berg Talks About Beefs

PR: Cons "June Bug" Due Out June 6th

From Park Street PR:

Cons "June Bug" Due Out June 6th


01. Can't Get Away (Produced by M-Dot)
02. Wishes f/Jay Michaelz (Produced by S-Type)
03. Hush f/ Sir Smurf, Cobane, Shameless & TBear (Produced by Evil Ed)
04. I'm So 90's (Produced by S.Chu)
05. Pain & Misery (Produced by Shears)
06. Human Race (Produced by AH Fly)
07. Speak To (me/you) (Produced by AH Fly)
08. Family Aint Family (Produced by Apollo & cuts by Jabba Tha Kut)
09. Ready f/Seanie T & Grimlok (Produced by Apa-Tight)
10. V.I.P (Produced by S.Chu)
11. Clarity f/Spoonface (Produced by S.Chu)
12. Echoes f/Jay Pearce-Cunningham, Cobane & Michael Groce (Produced by Apollo)

Bonus Tracks
I'm So 90's Remixes(Produced by S.Chu)

Remix 1 feat. Kyza, Skillit & Shameless
Remix 2 feat. Tor Cesay, Tempa, Lady Leshurr & No Lay
Remix 3 feat. Malik, Tony D & TBear
Remix 4 feat. Remus, Cobane, Defcee & Seanie T
'June Bug' is the third solo LP from East London emcee/producer and one fourth of The Colony Cons... also known as Conspicuous. Cons has returned with a 12 track LP to follow up 2007's highly acclaimed "The Family Photo Album". This time opting to hand over all production credits to some UK heavyweight beatmakers such as AH fly, Apollo, Evil Ed, Apatight, S.Chu, M-Dot, Shears and S-Type, Cons has continued the soulful theme that has been the foundation of his previous work.

Cons has released 3 videos from the LP onto YouTube so far. "Human Race" is a narrative look into the characteristics that make us who we are produced by AH Fly (Universal Soldiers) and directed by Greg Wales. "Pain & Misery", a double time soulful introspective song that puts things into perspective produced by Shears and directed by Huw Caddy. Finally the banger that is "I'm So 90's", the flashback driven summer anthem that got exposure and support on BBC 1Xtra by DJ Semtex, Twin B and Charlie Sloth. This Hip-Hop anthem produced by S.Chu (Kano, Mitchell Bros, Shaun Escoffery) had a superb video directed by Nick Norton.

Also included on the CD as bonus tracks are the four different remix versions of 'I'm So 90's' featuring an immense line up of UK talent such as Kyza, Skillit, Shameless, Tor, Tempa, Lady Leshurr, No Lay, Malik, Tony D, TB, Remus, Cobane and Seanie T (videos also on YouTube).  The forthcoming video "Clarity" features the vocal talents of Spoonface best known for his 2000 number 1 hit with Black Legend entitled 'The Trouble With Me'. Other featured guests include award winning poet Michael Groce, fellow Colony Member Grimlok, Kissez, Mr Ego, Jay Michaelz and Jay Pearce Cunningham.

The sound of the summer begins with the opening track "Can't get away" and finishes with "Echoes". Honest lyricism, soulful beats and catchy hook let summer 2011 commence.

Human Race official video

Pain & Misery

I'm So 90's

MP3: Baby Jaymes - "Heart & Soul"

From Audible Treats:

MP3: Baby Jaymes - "Heart & Soul"

The Song:

Singer/songwriter Baby Jaymes has released his new single, "Heart & Soul" via Clear Label Records, but it is hard to classify exactly what kind of song it is. In fact, his part-soul, part-R&B, part-hip-hop, part-mystery sound has led him to create an entirely new genre for himself: Ghetto Retro. The Oakland-based musician boasts a similarly expansive resume; in addition to having R&B legend Raphael Saadiq and funk luminary George Clinton as mentors and co-collaborators, he has also had songs featured in major motion pictures, such as Malibu's Most Wanted, My Baby's Daddy, and Any Given Sunday. Sometimes referred to as "The Black Beck," in reference to the genre-pushing rocker, Baby Jaymes' critically-acclaimed first album, The Baby Jaymes Record, has confirmed his status as a musical chameleon, as well as an artist to watch for.

And now, Baby Jaymes' new single, "Heart & Soul," is a declaration of who he is and his musical intentions. He addresses how his sound is different because he's not in it for the hustle, singing "Why you always doing you, do what everybody do, if you're really trying to get it?/ instead of trying to dumb me down, doing what they're doing now, here's something you won't forget." The track incorporates the staples of what you'd imagine Ghetto Retro to be like: DJ Touré, of Hieroglyphics fame, adds scratches that roll along with the Motown-like beat, complete with trumpets and harmony vocals, and Baby Jaymes' smooth and passionate voice is reminiscent of throwback greats like Stevie Wonder while still sounding fresh and new. People will inevitably still try to categorize Baby Jaymes with "Heart & Soul," but in the end, he just wants you to stop and enjoy the music.

Stream "Heart & Soul" here: .

Download the instrumental for free here: .

MP3: Declaime f/ Ogechi Chieke - "Quartz"

From Shocksound G. Burke:

MP3: Declaime f/ Ogechi Chieke - "Quartz"

Declaime aka Dudley Perkins is back with the first single off of his soon to be released album/dvd "Self Study"...


(Produced By Georgia Anne Muldrow)

From his forthcoming album/dvd "SELF STUDY" (AVAILABLE JULY 19th 2011)



download now:

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Quartz (Main Mix)

coming soon:



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