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Saigon Teams Up With In Arms Reach for Charity


September 21, 2009


(NEW YORK, NY) – Rapper SAIGON will once again be participating in a charity event for IN ARMS REACH on September 29th at City College in Harlem, U.S.A.

SAIGON and IN ARMS REACH will be empowering kids of incarcerated parents with Art and Music to help them develop new skills and realize their full potential.  SAIGON will sit down with the kids and gives them guidance and show them how to deal with issues differently through outlets such as music.  

IN ARMS REACH, INC. is a non-profit art, music, prison visitation and educational mentoring organization that exclusively services children whose parents are or were formerly offenders of the criminal justice system. IN ARMS REACH, INC. works in conjunction with City College for the City University of New York in partnership with the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. Programs and workshops are run on the City College campus.  This September event will be the Orientation for the First Class of the year. SAIGON will be introduced as the instructor and he will give an intro into the course.

This nonprofit event, gives SAIGON the opportunity to give back to the community and inspire kids suffering from neglect.


What: Non-Profit Organization empowering kids of incarcerated parents Art and Music to develop new skills and realize their full potential

Where: City College (Harlem), 160 Convent Ave, New York, NY 10027

When: September 29th 5 -7 PM

In Arms Reach Inc. recruits through after-school programs, group homes; foster care agencies, NYS and federal prisons, community-based youth and social service organizations. Members are required to attend regularly and present their report cards in order to remain in the program. Other artists who have worked with In Arms Reach are John Forte and Remy Ma.

SAIGON’s new album, “Warning Shots 2,” will be released on October 6th, 2009 on Amalgam Digital/E1 Music.

For more information please visit .


About E1 Entertainment

E1 Entertainment (AIM: ETO) is a leading independent entertainment content owner that acquires film, television and music rights and exploits these rights in all media in more than 190 countries.

The company currently operates in Canada, the U.S., the UK, Holland and Belgium through its four primary businesses units: E1 Television, E1 Films, E1 Music and E1 Distribution.  These businesses collectively represent E1’s extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production/distribution, Kids content, Licensing and Distribution.

E1’s content library includes more than 3,700 feature films, 2,700 hours of original television programming and 15,000 music tracks.

About Amalgam Digital, Inc

Amalgam Digital is hip-hop’s first genre specific digital retail store and record label. The objective of the digital retail store is to offer an easy-to-use platform with a unique relational database to allow users to conduct searches by artist, album, track, label, or producer. Along with offering content from a catalog of the top independent artists and labels, the company also boasts its own label brand of artists that symbiotically promotes the web site brand. The company offers digital distribution services and recently announced a new User Generated Content module, which enables independent artists and labels to set up a vendor account and directly upload content making it immediately available for purchase in the Amalgam Digital store.
J.Monopoly - Hollis, Queens' Next Great Emcee

Hollis, Queens has been home to a number of hip-hop’s legends. From Run-DMC to LL Cool J, the small section of NYC has always seemed to produce great emcees. J.Monopoly has spent his entire life in Hollis. Want to take a guess at what he’s great at? Yeah, he can rock the mic. For J.Monopoly the obsession started early and he pushed all other potential hobbies and distractions to the side to focus on music. “When I did well in school,” he remembers, “my pops would reward me with a trip to Tower Records and I got to pick out anything I wanted and for Christmas I always got CDs and cassettes.” Now, at the ripe old age of 21, J.Monopoly is poised to be one of the leaders of the next generation of NYC hip-hop artists and this week I caught up with him to find out more about his music, his history, and if there’s anyone in the game that the “Right In The Kissah” emcee would like to give a “boom, pow” to.

Read the full interview at:

The (W)rap Up - Week of September 15, 2009

Kid Cudi :: Man on the Moon: The End of Day
Dream On/GOOD/Universal Motown
Author: John-Michael Bond

"Whether "Man on the Moon" catches on with music listeners or is the biggest hype bomb since Canibus doesn't matter in the realm of art. Regardless of this record launches Kid Cudi into the stratosphere of hip hop royalty that makes him the next Kanye West or if he ends up hustling mix tapes on the corner in another two years broke as hell "Man on the Moon" is an artistic high water mark for a genre where musical evolution happens as often as Fox News says something nice about Obama."

Boo :: 48 Minutes :: 404 Music
as reviewed by Susan 'susiQ' Kim

"With his continuous exposure on R. Kelly's albums, Boo's popularization began to increase as he caught the attention of Jermaine Dupri and was featured on his single "Get Some." Subsequently Boo was then featured on Ja Rule's "World Wide Gangstas" and was soon offered a deal with Cash Money Records. After signing with them in 2001, Boo was featured on yet another single with Big Tymers on "Oh Yeah" and then decided to venture out on his own project with his close friend, Gotti. The two paired up for the Cash Money Records album, "Perfect Timing" which included the popular single, "Ain't it Man" which featured Lil Wayne. Despite all of his opportunities, Boo sought out his goal of releasing a solo album and turned to 404 Music while signing with Mob Boss Entertainment for his debut album "48 Minutes.""

Drake :: So Far Gone EP :: Young Money Entertainment
as reviewed by Steve 'Flash' Juon

"Originally released as a promotional mixtape earlier this year, Drake's release could have maintained that unofficial status had "Best I Ever Had" not blown up to a RIDICULOUS degree. Knowing that a full-length release was still a long way off but wanting to capitalize on the marketability of the song, "So Far Gone" was shortened to an EP containing five of the original mixtape tracks and adding two new songs - the Needlz laced "I'm Goin' In" featuring Lil Wayne and the DJ Khalil produced "Fear.""

King Cannibal :: Let the Night Roar :: Ninja Tune
as reviewed by Steve 'Flash' Juon

"Dylan Richards a/k/a ZILLA has what might be called the prototypical background for an experimental house/techno/hip-hop/trance/dub artist - unsatisfied art school student by day with a side gig making music at night. His Ninja Tune bio sports phrases guaranteed to make his meteoric rise sound impressive, describing his sound as "the link between [the] party starting crunk of Lil' Jon and the dancefloor destroying sonics of The Aphex Twin." Surely this is high praise given the large number of records the artists named have sold, not to mention how their sound has shaped the musical landscape as we know it. In fact reading it one would hardly think this was his DEBUT album for Ninja Tune - you'd think it was the 10th in a series. ZILLA sounds like he's been using his revolutionary uptempo electronica to break people off on the dancefloor for years, and possibly break a few ankles too as people try to keep up in vain."

KRS-One & Buckshot :: Survival Skills :: Duck Down Music
as reviewed by Steve 'Flash' Juon

"Buckshot and KRS-One are the latest in a long series of 2009 dynamic duos to drop an album together. To be perfectly fair they were one of the first to announce their collabo' and leaked out the single "Robot" to radio and mixtape DJ's well before most of the other all-star team albums came out. Whether music industry politricks or the relentless perfectionism of the two artists on "Survival Skills" are to blame for the delays is up for debate, but as the critic reviewing this album I choose the latter. The two artists involved are known more for their longevity in rap than for being in a hurry to do shit. Two albums in one year, or one album in four years, it doesn't matter. Whenever they drop a project, it's worth the wait to their fans, and "Robot" was the kind of song that told you "Survival Skills" wouldn't be a disappointment."

Lil Boosie :: Superbad: The Return of Boosie Bad Azz :: Trill Entertainment/Asylum/WBR
as reviewed by Steve 'Flash' Juon

"Despite what previous reviews may have indicated, I don't hate Lil Boosie - I'm just totally underwhelmed by his releases. The Baton Rouge native does have a few things going for him including a very distinctive high pitched flow and Louisiana drawl that stands out in the commercial rap scene. He's also proven an ability to coin catchphrases, create chart-topping singles, and generally speaking when he makes a guest appearance on a track his 16 bars make it more interesting. Given all of those factors it's quite perplexing that Boosie's albums have been so boring. He offers nothing but tired platitudes to being the "Bad Azz" that he is nicknamed, proclaiming how hard and how real he is to the point I'd happily accept it at face value if he'd shut up about it."

Masta Ace & Edo.G :: Arts & Entertainment :: M3 Music
as reviewed by Steve 'Flash' Juon

"It's the season for supergroups and collaborations. We've already seen Slaughterhouse bring four popular underground rappers together for the better, Del the Funky Homosapien & Tame One will be dropping "Parallel Uni-Verses" in just a month, and in the latest development Masta Ace & Edo.G have joined forces to form A&E, short for Arts & Entertainment. Cleverly their name also implies their membership - Ace & Ed. Okay, perhaps that's not so much "clever" as it is "obvious," but it still beats the pants off Cool C and Steady B claiming to Count Endless Bank. The potential of the group is unlimited regardless of how the name is received. Both rappers have dropped timeless classics over the years, but have had a hard time achieving commercial success equal to their stature amongst hardcore hip-hop purists. Joining forces unites both their incredible talent and their loyal followers, so it would seem to be a no lose proposition"

various artists :: New Jack City Soundtrack :: Giant Records
** RapReviews "Back to the Lab" series **
as reviewed by Emanuel Wallace

"In 1991, following in the footsteps of his famous father, independent film director Mario Van Peebles released his first theatrical film, "New Jack City". Considering the relatively small budget, the film was a box-office success making nearly six-times the production cost. For those too young to remember the movie or just never saw it for whatever reason, "New Jack City" starred Wesley Snipes and Ice-T in the story of a drug kingpin's rise to, and ultimately fall from power. Chris Rock, Allen Payne, and Mario Van Peebles also had supporting roles. The accompanying soundtrack contained original material from many of the stars of the era including Troop, Christopher Williams, and Color Me Badd. Much like the other urban films that would follow ("Boyz N The Hood", "Menace II Society", "Above The Rim", etc), members of the cast also contributed to the soundtrack. In this case, it was the aforementioned Ice-T, Christopher Williams, and also Keith Sweat"

Sunset Terr :: A Prelude to Sunset Terr :: Nightbreed Entertainment
as reviewed by Eric Sirota

"Throughout Sunset Terr's debut, "A Prelude to Sunset Terr," this DC Metro hip-hop foursome, comprised of producer/rapper LK and MCs Tilden, Dexter, Jay Biggz, and Aapex, brag about the fact that they don't curse. I don't think anything is wrong with cursing. I fucking curse all the time. For no reason. Cock. Nothing's wrong with swearing. And usually, I wouldn't take well to this sort of petty moralizing. Just last week, I panned Khalil's debut for its self-righteous piety. The point is, I should hate this album."

Teleseen :: Fear of the Forest :: Percepts Records
as reviewed by Patrick Taylor

"When a critic is given material outside his/her comfort zone to review, they have four options: pretend like they know what they are talking about; trash the album for not sounding like what they're used to; write a cop-out "if you like this kind of music, you'll like this" review; or own up to their complete and total ignorance. I'm gonna go with option #4. This is not, so readers will have to forgive the fact that I know little about the genre that Teleseen is working in. Not that I'm totally clueless about electronic music; I've listened to my share of it. Still, it's hard for me to know where to start with an album like Teleseen's sophomore effort, "Fear of the Forest," which combines electronic music and dub."

Trick Daddy :: Finally Famous: Born a Thug, Still a Thug :: Dunk Ryder Records
as reviewed by Steve 'Flash' Juon

"Unless I missed something, Trick Daddy Dollars was a famous rap star when he and only got MORE famous when he released his Book of Thugs album almost ten years ago off the popularity of songs like "Boy" and "Shut Up." Since then Trick Daddy has been an icon of hip-hop success, a legend in the Southern rap scene, and the stepping stone for a bevy of Floridian rappers from Plies to Rick Ross to Trina to get to the next level. It's fair to say that without Trick Daddy the entire history of rap in the 21st century would have to be rewritten. He's not "Finally Famous," he's finally BACK. After a three year hiatus and an unceremonious split from Slip-N-Slide, Trick Daddy has finally returned and it's good to welcome him back on the scene."

Time :: Naked Dinner :: Dirty Laboratory
as reviewed by Justin 'Tha Shiznute' Chandler

"The third album from the underground artist Time is a dark and brooding album that makes no effort in seeking commercial appeal. That's a statement most evident by the cover – a dead cockroach lying on its back atop a dinner plate... "Naked Dinner" indeed. Maniacally the album ensues with an ominous synth-driven beat on "End of the Fork." Guest Damon Jevon offers a melodic little bridge to Time's rhymes on the track, which is pleasant but completely abandoned as it continues forward until the very end instead of carrying it out as a chorus. The listener will quickly realize if Time for them upon hearing his choppy flow."

Neosonic Productions - "Guest Blogging"

From K-Murdock:

Today I made my first post as a "guest blogger" over on "The Couch Sessions".  I decided to share my love for videogames and reviewed the new Batman game that dropped for Xbox 360 & PS3 last month!  Click the link below to read my assessment and please feel free to leave me some feedback (be it good or bad)!

"The Couch Sessions" is just one of a few sites i have contributed my love of writing to, here are some others: Vinyl Meltdown, Strictly Beats & Acapella Archives... all dope sites in their own right, who have long supported me and my Neosonic productions!




R.I.P. Roc Raida

Sad news to report this Sunday, following up on our previous report from September 4th of Roc Raida having emergency spinal cord surgery following a car accident. The Epoch Times confirms that Anthony Williams b/k/a Roc Raida passed away yesterday at the age of 37. We never learned any details of the accident that originally put him in the hospital, but it seems that he had a lot of complications from the second of two surgeries that eventually took his life. Our condolences to his family, friends and many fans this world class DJ accrued over his lifespan. We offer you the following video to enjoy below in tribute to his DJ legacy.

Free Music Friday: I'm Swayze Edition

This edition of "Free Music Friday" is dedicated to the late Patrick Swayze who passed away this Monday (which happened to be on my birthday, as well). R.I.P. to him and many prayers goes to his family and friends. If many of you are hip-hop heads like me, you most likely remember the term "I'm Swayze" (a/k/a "I'm Ghost") from way back in the day. The term, meaning "I'm gone/I'm out," refers to the hit movie "Ghost," in which Swayze had a lead role in. He'll forever live in hip-hop as long as she stays alive. As for the free music, you should hurry up and cop them like it's illegal beofre they become Swayze!

Ashy L Bowz :: No Lotion

[Take a trip to NYC and beyond the glamour of the Manhattan city you can see some of the city's grimiest, dirtiest, rugged-est, and....ashiest? That's right, Ashy L Bowz is here and he decided to release his critically-acclaimed debut "No Lotion" for FREE! Check it out, even the famed Ashy Larry, formerly from the Chappelle Show, amkes an appearance on this record.]

1. Ashtro (So Ashy feat. Ashy Larry)
2. Keep it Ashy
3. Jus Cuz I
4. Moisturized
5. Smoke Dat
6. 2Step
7. SnufferLude
8. I Guess
9. Hood
10. AShyPN (Skit)
11. We Got Game 08
12. My Yute
13. TripperLude
14. Crime
15. Ya Tu Sabe
16. Ashed Outro

Bizz :: From Now Until I Drop

[Bizz is hitting the scene with his free mixtape "From Now Until I Drop." Whether he means dropping in his casket or dropping while copping fresh gears, Bizz stay gettin bizzy on his grind (no Bone-o *Ba-DUM-TSS!!!*).  Coast2Coast is wit it, so it must be hot, check it out!]

2. OK, I'M HOT
13. 106.7 WAMO SKIT

Bloody Monk Consortium :: Forged in Blood EP

[I'll let my man Dart Adams explain about this joint right here: "If you went back to 1997 took the Wu Killa Bees, Jedi Mind Tricks, RA the Rugged Man and put them all in a time machine and brought them to 2009 with CA producer Lex Luger production to spit over this'll give you an idea of what to expect from this project. Raw beats, rough rhymes and tracks that all float around 3:00 of straight up verbal murder."]

1. Choose Your Destiny
2. Enter the Shogun Executioner
3. Forged in Blood
4. Say Goodnight

Bloody Monk Consortium :: Run BMC Mixtape

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[Not only did they send me the"Forged in Blood EP" to my inbox, they also generously send this free mixtape to post for y'all. If y'all thought the EP was too short or you wanted to hear more of the BMC crew, this mixtape is for YOU!! FRESH! FRESHY!!!] 


1. DJ Shadow - Fist Intro produced by lex luger
2. Labal-S - Zaap prod. by lex luger
3. Bloody Monk Consortium - Enter the Shogun Executioner prod. by lex luger
4. Leeroy Destroy - Head East prod by lex luger cuts by Allan B
5. Labal-S - Be Alive prod. by DJ Reef
6. Leeroy Destroy - Oh Shit prod. by Bodega
7. Bloody Monk Consortium - Vengeance prod. by lex luger cuts by DJ Eemo1
8. Labal-S - One Undead prod. by DJ Reef
9. Bloody Monk Consortium - Dark Room prod. by Leeroy Destroy
10. Leeroy Destroy - Fully Automated prod. by Leeroy Destroy
11. Labal-S - Genetic Royalty prod. by The Infidelz Prophet Theory Beatz
12. Leeroy Destroy & Teton - Lux prod. by Leeroy Destroy
13. BMC Intermission prod. by Leeroy Destroy
14. Bloody Monk Consortium - They Watchin prod. by FuckRico Cuts by DJ ShadowFist
15. Leeroy Destroy - Somber live beat by Eva & SOTD
16. Labal-S - The End of Innocence prod. by Leeroy Destroy
17. Bloody Monk Consortium - Say Goodnight prod. by lex luger
18. Leeroy Destroy & Damo - Fak Meets Damo prod. by Leeroy Destroy
19. Bloody Monk Consortium - Spawning lex luger
20. Bloody Monk Consortium - Choose Your Destiny prod. by lex luger

DJ Bad Guy :: Live from New York

[Live from New York is DJ Bad Guy! And he's bringing you some of the hottest and hardest NY joints of this upcoming season! Don't believe, check out below and you'll realize this is the real authentic NY you've seen since the Yankees.]

1. C Da Truth - 4 Those Who Hated
2. Clap Cognac - Bon Mon Ting
3. Papoose - Trading Gunz
4. M.O.P. - Shell Casings
5. Jadakiss f/ Young Jeezy - Something Else
6. D-Block - My Brother's Keeper
7. Red Cafe - Heart and Soul
8. Red Cafe f/ Maino - General
9. DJ Kay Slay f/ Ray J., Plies, Jim Jones, and Busta Rhymes - Block Stars
10. Mobb Deep - Heat
11. Saigon - Gotta Believe It
12. Cam'ron f/ Jadakiss - Talk About It
13. Raekwon f/ Lyfe Jennings - Catalina
14. C Da Truth f/ Jay-Z - Scrilla
15. Red Cafe - Tote Gunz
16. Grafh f/ Sheek Louch - Bring the Goons Out
17. Mobb Deep - Set Me Free
18. Raekwon f/ Inspectah Deck and Ghostface Killah - Mean Streets
19. Jim Jones - Fast Money
20. C Da Truth - Let Me In
21. 50 Cent - Flight 187
22. Fabolous - Lullaby
23. Jay-Z f/ Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind


DJ Whoo Kid & KAZE :: First in Flight

[KAZE a/k/a Four Letters takes it from NC to NY as he join forces with DJ Whoo Kid to drop the "First in Flight" mixtape. Chekc this joint out as it includes productions from 9th Wonder, Jake One, Gotti, and more.]

1. 919 Fashion (prod. Erv Ford)
2. Whatever U Wanna Do (prod. Gotti)
3. Best I Ever Had
4. Get Shut Down f. Fluent & AK Slaughter (prod. Erv Ford)
5. Day In the Life (prod. Gyphted)
6. Need It To Go (prod. Gotti)
7. The Grind f. S.S.P. (prod. The Dem)
8. Fresh f. Mr. Mohalyn (prod. 9th Wonder)
9. They Don’t Know f. Mr. Mohalyn (prod. Jake One)
10. Diamond Life (prod. Erv Ford)
11. Reminisce (prod. E. Jones)
12. Blowing in the Wind (prod. Erv Ford)

Hype Holla :: HYPEothetically Speaking (Hosted by DJ Whoo Kid)

[Rarely does Rhode Island come up in conversations while talking about hip-hop in certain locations. Providence, RI resider Hype Holla realizes this challenge as he is willing to put the R.I. on his back to put it on the map. DJ Whoo Kid is standing right behind him as they drop this mixtape together entitled "HYPEothetically Speaking." All original productions, sans two tracks, one could call this a street album more than a mixtape. Check it out!]

1. My City - prod. by Aarab
2. Welcome to RI  - prod. by Aarab
3. Get it Started  - prod. by Aarab
4. Right Here - prod. by Aarab
5. Ready or Not - prod. by Snacks
6. Ends Tonight - prod. by Aarab
7. Lady Pearl ft. Gerry Garcia - prod. by Gerry G.
8. Hands Up ft. Freeway - prod. by Aarab
9. South Side - prod. by Aarab
10. Pain in My Eyes - prod. by Aarab
11. Over There ft. Bankoz - prod. by Aarab
12. Ridin' - prod. by Aarab
13. They Talk About It
14. I Like ft. Bankoz - prod. by June
15. Whats Gone Wrong 

J.Period and K'NAAN :: The Messengers Digital EP (Episode 3: Bob Dylan)

[Here it is, the final episode of the "Messengers EP" and J.Period & K'NAAN decides to dedicated this EP to the non-late artist Bob Dylan. Some could arguably agree that Bob Dylan was one of the first rappers as J,Period produces dope remixes of some of his well-known cuts. K'NAAN wastes no time putting nothing but the truth in this mixtape to make this a fitting Dylan tribute. J.Period and K'NAAN proves they'll gather no moss like a rolling stone with this one.] 

1. Introduction to Bob Dylan
2. Rhythmic Poetry (Interlude)
3. Don't Think Twice (Messengers Remix)
4. No Great Message (Interlude)
5. 4th Time Around (Messengers Remix)
6. Voice of the Other Side (Interlude)
7. Lay Lady Lay (Intro)
8. Relationships Lay (Messengers Remix)
9. This is a True Story (Interlude)
10. Hard Rain (Messengers Remix)
11. {BONUS} It's Alright, Ma (J.Period Remix)

Ventilation X :: Rigomortus Mixtape Vol. 1

[D.Y.M.E, Da Wizerd, Play Dat, and Nemesis all form Ventilation X and they're ready to ressurect the dead with their mixtape "Rigormortis Vol. 1." Guest appearances include E. Ness, Tone Trump, Peedi Crakk, and more.]

1.  Tell Em Who I Is 2:47 D.Y.M.E. & Snub
2.  Big Dog 2:54 D.Y.M.E. & Nemesis
3.  Put Ya Thing Down 2:41 Da Wizerd, Belvi, & Nemesis
4.  Risky 2:10 Nemesis
5.  Buzy Boy 4:36 Nemesis & Da Wizerd
6.  I Be 1:04 Da Wizerd & Jus Chill
7.  Watch 3:33 Nemesis & D.Y.M.E.
8.  Look Out 2:34 Nemesis & Belvi
9.  Winter Coats 2:56 Jus Chill & Da Wizerd
10. Slo Mo 2:31 Belvi
11. Bitch I'm A Gangsta // Swing It // Huggin Da Block 5:16 Nemesis // Cell // MA2G
12. Tan Betty 3:54 Nemesis
13. Check Me Out 1:55 Jus Chill
14. Rigormortis Interlude 0:15 Jus Chill & Da Wizerd
15. How I'm Livin' 3:02 Tone Trump
16. Skater Onna Rail 3:58 Cell
17. Rigormortis Interlude 2 0:11 Nemesis
18. Official Street Radio Exclusive // Hot Shit 5:46 J. Griff // Relic
19. It's The Weekend 3:43 Boom
20. Rigormortis Interlude 3 0:27 Peedi Crakk
21. Hitman // Slingshot Ness 6:40 Kodak & Nemesis // E. Ness

Veterano :: Latest and Greatest Mixtape Vol. 1


[Producer Veterano is a 49er repping San Francisco who has earned many respect from emcees, veteran and newcomers alike. "Latest & Greatest Vol. 1" displays his ability to rock behind the boards, as well as on the mic, as featured rappers (Kool G. Rap, Ras Kass, Torae, O.C., etc.) back him up. Three bonus tracks are included in this special edition so don't hesitate to pop this in the hard drive.]

1. Ras Kass - Latest and Greatest Intro
2. Joe Budden f/Joell Ortiz, Nino Bless, Crooked I & Royce Da 5'9" - Slaughterhouse (Produced by Veterano)
3. Grafh f/ Cassidy and Mr.Probz - So Easy (Produced by Veterano)
4. Mr. Probz - Interlude (Produced by Veterano)
5. DJ K.O.f/ O.C., Torae, and KAZE - 3 in the Chamber (Produced by Veterano)
6. Kool G. Rap - Block is Hot (Produced by Veterano) 
7. Planet Asia f/ Chase Infinate - Hustler Anthems (Produced by Veterano) 
8. Veterano f/ Ras Kass and Nino Bless - Sparta (Produced by Veterano) (Exclusive)
9. Grafh - Interlude
10. Roccett (of U.S.D.A.) - Run These Streets (Produced by Veterano)
11. Ras Kass - Stash Magazine Interlude
12. Grafh f/ Sandman (of Re-Up Gang) - Get it How You Live (Produced by Veterano)
13. Rob G. - What's My Name (Produced by Veterano)
14. Nino Bless f/ Styles P. Joell Ortiz, and Kool G. Rap - 4 in the Clip (Produced by Veterano)
15. Ras Kass - Homegrown Outfitters Interlude (Produced by Veterano)
16. Jay-Z - Blue Magic (Throwback Mix) (Produced by Veterano)
17. Planet Asia f/ Kemet and Shake Tha Mayor - Family Tree (Produced by Veterano)
18. Kam Moye f/ DJ Wreckognize - Around the World (Produced by Veterano)
19. E.L.S. (of Street Media) - New West (Produced by Veterano) 
20. {BONUS} Nino Bless f/ Akon - Changed Man (BBC Radio World Premier) (Produced by Veterano)
21. {BONUS} Veterano f/ Ras Kass and Nino Bless - Sparta (Produced by Veterano) (Full Exclusive Edition)
22. {BONUS} Veterano f/ Grafh and Sandman (of Re-Up Gang) - Get it How You Live (Produced by Veterano) (Full Exclusive Edition)

[NOTE: This link leads you to the official website where you can PICK the mixtape's format (MP3, AAC, etc.)]


That's it for the "I'm Swayze 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! I'm Swayze!  Two fangas, one love....
What Happened to Rap Music?

The other day I was enjoying M.O.P.’s latest album, Foundation, when I realized something - there are very few artists out there making rap music today. There are plenty of people claiming to be hip-hop artists, but very few rappers. Being someone who likes good rap music, this disturbs me, but taking a look at things, I can see exactly where it’s coming from and sadly, hip-hop is in large part to blame. That’s right, Hip-hop is doing what the government in the 80’s tried so hard yet failed to do, it’s killing rap music.

Read the full story at:

Q-Tip Performs on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Again the article is exactly what the title implies - a video of Q-Tip's live performance.

Bekay's "I Am" Produced by The Alchemist

From Matt Diamond at Coalmine:


Many of you might recall peepin a snippet of "I Am" in the beginning of Bekay's video for "Brooklyn Bridge" (click here), but here's the full length version (CDQ) .  "I Am" which is produced by The Alchemist and features DJ Revolution is Bekay's lead single to "Hunger Pains" which drops Nov. 10th through Coalmine Records.  Click here to download the singles off iTunes & stay tuned as the road to Hunger Pains continues.

DOWNLOAD: Bekay feat. DJ Revolution - "I Am" (prod. by The Alchemist)

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Neosonic Productions - Memories of M.A.W.S.L.O.T.




This collection of songs recorded between 2001 & 2004 encompasses most of my pre-Panacea productions.  It features an assortment of artist i used to, and in some cases, still do collaborate with.  Also, just to clarify for those who are curious as to who or what "M.A.W.S.L.O.T." is, the acronym refers to the alias i used to go by b4 i started using my real name, K(yle)-Murdock, as my official artist moniker.  I actually released this over a year ago through, but have decided to sell it again exclusively through my Bandcamp Store.  Check it out...



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