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FREE MUSIC FRIDAY: 6th Man Edition


The 6th man is that player that comes off the bench and makes a big contribution to the game - some of my favorite players have been 6th men - Jerry Stackhouse being the biggest one. That explains the name - it doesn't explain why it relates to FMF and truth is it doesn't. It's the sixth edition of the column - hope to reach 106 one day - and basically the 6th man came to mind when I started writing this. If you want me to actually do som thinking I'll you to consider me the 6th man of your budget - helping you score something for free especially during crucial times!

Dume41 - "Lotus Throne" - http://samsquad.com/music/downloads/lotusthrone.mp3

This Seattle native has been hustling and grinding for a while now. His latest album "God Save the King" got a positive review and was featured in this week's update. "Lost Throne" is the lead single from the album is available for free download. Check it out and support independent hip-hop if you like it.

Clinton Sparks feat. Clipse & Pharrell - Still Got It 4 Cheap - http://www.sendspace.com/pro/jq6c2l

Yes, I know - the got it 4 cheap thing got played out a while ago, but apparently Clinton Sparks doesn't care - this track is from his self-produced mixtape that is soon to be released and is available for free. Clipse are as always dope!

DJ Rondevu - The Depression - http://www.zshare.net/download/522010618dd515d0/

Yeah, I know y'all want full length stuff too - the man Rondevu claims this is one of the best mixtapes of the year and looking at the tracklisting I gotta agree - nothing but that real rap on here - well except that Neyo track at the end - what's up with that?:

  1. INTRO – PRODUCED BY DJ RONDEVU & DJ GOCE
  2. THAT'S GANGSTA – STYLES P, BUN B & SEAN KINGSTON $
  3. MY LIFE – LIL WAYNE & LUDACRIS $
  4. MISUNDERSTOOD – LUDACRIS & JAY-Z $
  5. LIFES A BITCH 2009 – NAS & AZ $
  6. HOOD SHIT – TERMANOLOGY & PRODIGY
  7. EMERITUS – SCARFACE
  8. THE ART OF DISRESEKINAZATION – HELTAH SKELTAH
  9. WADDUP G'Z – PRODIGY & PUSHA-T OF THE CLIPSE $
  10. R-A-W - THE GAME $
  11. G-CODE – TRAE
  12. GOT THAT – PRODIGY, UN PACINO & SCOTT CANE
  13. THE FINANCIAL FORECAST
  14. THE TRUTH – FREEWAY & JAY-Z $
  15. AM I CRAZY? – PRODIGY, UN PACINO & HOGG BRANDO
  16. INTERVIEW WITH THAT PALIN BITCH
  17. BARS OF FURY – THE GAME & STYLES P $
  18. THING OF THE PAST – JADAKISS & JAY-Z $
  19. STEP UP – BALANCE, REMO DA RAPSTAR AND GARCIA
  20. HOWEVER DO YOU WANT IT – MAINO
  21. CAN U FEEL IT? – DAS EFX (PRODUCED BY DJ RONDEVU)
  22. SHOUTOUTS & INFO
  23. TOMORROW'S ANOTHER DAY – COLLIE BUDDZ $
  24. CLOSER – NEYO $


Lupe Fiasco - Coast 2 Coast Mixtape #58 - http://www.coast2coastmixtapes.com/mixtapes/mixtapedetail.aspx?mixtapeid=141

Man these Coast 2 Coast guys are up to 58 - this time they got Lupe to host but it's not all exclusvie Lupe tracks. Matter of fact I couldn't find ONE Lupe track on the tape! But they do have a nice mix of tracks from all coasts on this one and advertise the new Lupend CD.

Freeway - Month of Madness - http://thefreewaychange.com/blog/

The Philly emcee known as Freeway is hustling in a MAJOR WAY this month. He declared Decemeber his month of madness and that means he's been giving away free joints like crazy - 5 free tracks are up already and expect his blog to be updated during the whole month!

Jay-Z v. Coldplay - Viva La Hova - http://www.vivalahova.com/

I'd been meaning to post this one for a while now - former RapReviews contributer Matt Tomer produced some tracks on this remix mash-up and he said they were pretty dope! Check it out.

That's it for this week - you can't expect a triple double from the 6th man every week!
Digital Sales Soar But Satellite Plays Dead


Two major stories that could potentially affect the music world broke last week. First The New York Times reported that Atlantic Records has announced their digital sales surpassed their CD sales for the fourth quarter of 2008 (although they wouldn’t release the actual numbers and simply said digital sales accounted for “about 51%” of their total recorded music sales for the quarter), and a story on Slashdot made the claim that satellite radio is on its last legs, backing it up with a number of statistics, including the fact that the stock has seen a 97% decline since the merger of XM and Sirius. So what do these stories mean and how do they affect artists? Let’s take a look at them as individual cases.

Read the full story at: http://adambernard.blogspot.com/2008/12/digital-sales-soar-but-satellite-plays.html

To Wand or Not to Wand


Over the weekend New York Giants wide receiver, and rehab mastermind, Plaxico Burress accidentally shot himself in his already injured leg with his own gun, which he didn’t have a permit to carry, while being escorted to the VIP area of a New York City nightclub. Evidently he’s not much of a Pharoahe Monch fan. This post isn’t about Plaxico’s idiocy, though, rather it’s about what Fox sideline reporter, and former standout defensive tackle, Tony Siragusa said during Sunday’s Giants game about going into nightclubs that use metal detecting wands.

Read the full story at: http://adambernard.blogspot.com/2008/12/to-wand-or-not-to-wand.html

J-Zone & Chief Chinchilla's GATOR$-n-FUR$ Mixshow: DEAD BROKE!


Dead BrokeGator$-n-Fur$ is back! But for how long?

J-Zone & Chief Chinchilla took 2 months off from the Gator$-n-Fur$ Mixshow to promote their Live @ The Liqua Sto album and while the record was fun and fresh, their current situation isn't. Like anything else, money (or lack thereof) has created a rift between these two knucleheads. The economy is screwing just about everybody at the moment and Zone and Chief are just 2 of millions of...screwcipients. In December 2008 they're Dead Broke! But will their financial woes and ensuing beef permanently destroy 21 years of friendship and 18 months of musical partnership? Is this the end of Gator$-n-Fur$? Highly possible. Can they reach an understanding? Let's hope so.

If they don't reconcile and this is the last show, they both want it to be known they greatly appreciate your support over the last 18 months. If they do reconcile, hopefully we'll see them back in the studio together soon. Survive the hard times or suffer with them with the Dead Broke! mixshow. Billionaire or broke, enjoy the mixshow (free download link)

And if you missed the past 2 mixshows with all the Liqua Sto hoopla, here they are...

DRY SPELL (September 2008)

ZOOTED! (August 2008)

And if you hate zshare links and want to download ALL Gator$-n-Fur$ Mixshows in one place, GET EM ALL HERE (UGHH.COM)

Don't spend too much money shopping during the holidays and avoid the text message Noid!

- Drank Collins (J-Zone & Chief Chinchilla's publicist)

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http://www.myspace.com/jzoneoldmaid
http://www.myspace.com/ladieslovechiefchinchilla
Evidence Hits Road in Support of "The Layover"


Press release courtesy of redmusic.com.

EVIDENCE HITS THE ROAD IN SUPPORT OF HIS NEW 2 DISC SET!

Sunday December 7
Evidence  @ Willies Blues Bar
401 S. Guadalupe Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
$10
 
Monday December 8
Evidence @ University of New Mexico/ Student Union Building Grand Ballroom
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Free to Students/ $10 for Public

Tuesday December 9
Evidence @ Foundations of Freedom
230 Coal Avenue
Gallup, NM 87301
$12
 
Wednesday December 10
Evidence @ Orpheum Theatre
15 West Aspen Ave
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
$13
 
Thursday December 11
Evidence @ The Blunt Club
2155 East University Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281
$10
 
Friday December 12
Evidence @ The Abbey Theatre
530 Main Ave G
Durango, CO 81301
$12
 
Saturday December 13
Evidence @ Headquarters Lounge
19640 North Maricopa Road
Maricopa, AZ 85239
$10
 
Saturday December 20
Evidence @ Club 1428
1428 West Bottoms
Kansas City, MO 64101
$12

Tuesday December 23
Starline with Fashawn
Fresno, CA

THE LAYOVER EP
AVAILABLE AND IN-STORES NOW!!!

Termanology's "How We Rock" Up For Voting


Press release courtesy of Kim Trick:

Termanology’s “How We Rock” Up for Voting on MTVu’s The Freshman!

Termanology – Politics as Usual (ST Records / Nature Sounds)
Release Date: 09/30/08

Termanology’s “How We Rock” featuring Bun B. has burned its way up from the underground onto MTV. The video is up for voting starting today on MTVu’s The Freshman. Only 5 videos make the cut each week, allowing college students to comment and vote on their favorite. The winning video is added to MTVu rotation the following week.

“How We Rock” is the lead single from Term’s latest album, Politics as Usual, which hit stores this September on Nature Sounds Records. The track was produced by DJ Premier, and the video is a who’s who in hip-hop, with cameos from M.O.P’s Lil Fame, Grafh, Consequence, and more, showing Bun B wasn’t alone when he said, “Termanology puts the MC back in MC'ing, he's a breath of fresh air in this dirty game.”

Vote at http://www.mtvu.com/music/freshmen/ .

Leaders of the New School - Sobb Story


Yes, another entry for no reason other than the fact I was nostalgic for this particular song. The video is embedded below. RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT, ONE-TWO-THREE!

Food 4 Da Brain - Second Serving


Press release courtesy Noah and Jay Soul.

Hope you're still hungry, as FOOD 4 DA BRAIN ‘THE SECOND SERVING’ is finally ready to burst out the kitchen.
 
FOOD 4 DA BRAIN- ‘The Second Serving’ contains exclusive tracks from some of the best that the UK has to offer including, GHETTO, M9, SHAMELESS, FOREIGN BEGGARS, MANAGE, BRUZA, TERRA FIRMA, VIRUS SYNDICATE, MR TI2BS, FIRST AND LAST, KASHMERE, GHOST, VERB T, MCD & MORE….
 
The latest single ‘BALLISTIC AFFAIRS’ is a tasty musical morsel, cooked up by the UK’s finest SKINNY MAN, who delivers a couple of piping hot verses with DEADLY HUNTA supplying a solid side order on the hook all served over a SHOW N PROVE beat platter.

Food 4 Da Brain is released on the 24th Nov for more info check out: www.f4db.com .
 
Check the link below to see the ‘BALLISTIC AFFAIRS’ animated video. …
 
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXMEWu8miGw *

Avi Does Santogold


Press release courtesy of Shemspeed.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7, 2008

Has the rise of the remix meant the collapse of covers? Avi Fox-Rosen, the folk slingin-americana-song-writer, doesn't think so. In his latest release, Fox-Rosen recreates "Creator," Santogold's searing dancefloor cut that nudges tired styles to the side and extols originality.

Brooklyn based singer/songwriter/guitarist Avi Fox-Rosen is quickly emerging as a distinctive voice in music. Fox-Rosen's two full-length records: "One" and "The Amazing Frozen String Quartet" show the breadth and depth of his song craft and bring the return of true Americana music. The records span a huge range of sounds, textures, emotions, and settings. Ringing acoustic guitars collide with majestic string quartet arrangements; a lilting falsetto is offset by lap steel feedback; poetic musings are painted in simple melodies, rich textures, and danceable grooves.

EPK: www.shemspeed.com/does/avifoxrosen.html .

Avi Fox-Rosen, the folk slingin-americana-song-writer, with tabla and gamelan percussion plus strings replaying Santo Gold's "Creator" inna world-psych style.

Opting not to reassemble the hit from an a cappella and split studio tracks, Fox-Rosen runs his own plays with the vocals and calls on musical pals to add their own interpretations. He brought in multi-instrumental percussionist Jonathan Singer who layers frenetic tabla and gamelan hits with Benjy Fox-Rosen's cello and Balinese horns. The result is more East Village in the late 60s than Brooklyn in the 00s, recalling a time when George Benson recorded a jazz guitar cover of Abbey Road in the album's entirety... in the same year the Beatles released their original.

Avi Fox-Rosen's "Creator" recasts what remakes can be. He brings disparate sounds together in a way that challenges the listener while remaining pleasant, and the comparison with Santogold's original quickly transitions into the realization that this cover does indeed exist unto itself.

It's more East Village in the 60s than Brooklyn today, so dig.

* more info at www.shemspeed.com/creator *

| myspace.com/santogold | myspace.com/frosenox | myspace.com/frozenstringquartet |

Kirby D Waxes Poetic On Prostitutes


When you see an emcee on stage with a sly grin on his face rapping an ode to prostitution with a thumpingly danceable beat behind it you can’t help but take notice. I know I did. The emcee in question was Kirby Dominant and the California native had the crowd hooked with his song about his appreciation for those ladies that partake in the world’s oldest profession. After the show I immediately got in contact with Kirby D to find out more about his music, what inspired the prostitute song, and why you’re more likely to hear Aphex Twin coming out of his headphones than DJ Shadow.

Read the full interview at: http://adambernard.blogspot.com/2008/12/artist-of-week-kirby-dominant.html


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