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Audio: @KennethCold "The Movement II" (prod. @KevBr0wn)

Audio: Kenn Starr "The Movement II" (prod. Kev Brown)

Matt: Kenn Starr sees his career at square one, despite being regarded among the elite of the DMV scene, and being in the inner circle of producers Oddisee and Kev Brown, and having his newest album signed to Mello Music Group. Eight years since his debut, Starr Status, Kenn Starr is baggage free on his sophomore album, Square One.

Devo Spice - New Album Podcast (@DevoSpice)

Devo Spice - New Album Podcast

Devo: My new album Herp, Derp, Ya Don't Sterp will be available on December 2nd but you can start listening to it right now! I've started podcasting the album one song at a time on The Insider. Every day until the album's release I will post a new song along with a little bit of commentary.

Episode a20: "In The 80s"

Episode a21: "CUPCAKES!"

Members of the Spice Rack (my paid fan club) also get one song from the bonus album Ermahgerd! Bernis Trrrks! in each episode.
@KennethCold Announces Album "Square One" (@MelloMusicGroup)

Kenn Starr Announces Album "Square One"

MMG: Kenn Starr sees his career at square one, despite being regarded among the elite of the DMV scene, being in the inner circle of producers Oddisee and Kev Brown, and having his newest album signed to Mello Music Group. Eight years since his debut, Starr Status, Kenn Starr is baggage free on his sophomore album, Square One.

Largely produced by Kev Brown with a nice block of vintage production by Black Milk, and additional work by 14KT, Roddy Rod, and Kaimbr, Square One is Kenn Starr getting back to his foundation to begin anew. The laid back flow remains intact—complementary to the Kev Brown’s vintage soul-crate production—but the perspective is written with a wisdom earned through seeing opportunities that overpassed his doorstep. On “Cigarettes & Whiskey“ he addresses his history with passing fancy and a buried hatchet, “please pardon my view points / Starr Status wasn’t a classic but had a few joints,” and makes no qualms about his hiatus. Square One is the only album Kenn Starr could write in order to bid farewell to days past and move forward.

With the firmest of grips on reality, Kenn Starr has kept his Low Budget Crew ties in toe, including Sean Born who makes appearances on “Product Of The Basement” and album closer, “Farewell”. Kenn also enlists Mello Music standout yU, and long time compatriot Wordsworth, as well as the lush voice of singing star Melanie Rutherford. Square One is built from the underground-up as Starr still writes from the mindset of being a product of the basement.

Video: SmCity - "Cinematic Moment" (@smcitymusic @illmindPRODUCER)

Video: SmCity - "Cinematic Moment" (prod. !llmind)

L.S.: Look out for the whole project, "Empire Falls" less than 2 weeks away featuring the likes of Harry Fraud, Dj Toomp, Statik Selektah, Cookin Soul & More.

Audio: @VonPea - "Chasing Amy aka In Your Heart" (@HiPNOTT @OtherGuysMusic)

Audio: Von Pea - "Chasing Amy aka In Your Heart"

HiPNOTT: With one week until the release of Von Pea and The Other Guys' album To: You, we release the second official single, "Chasing Amy aka In Your Heart". Spittin over a head nodder produced by The Other Guys, Von Pea tells us what happens when you fall for a girl you can't have... for more than one reason. Listen and find out why.

@GhostfaceKillah's '36 Season' Revenge Concept Album Out Dec 9 on Tommy Boy

Ghostface Killah's '36 Season' Revenge Concept Album Out Dec 9 on Tommy Boy

Rap and Soul: On December 9th, Ghostface will release his latest project, a revenge concept album, entitled 36 Seasons. The album was produced by The Revelations, a Brooklyn NY based soul band/production team. They were joined on select tracks by The 45 King, Fizzy Womack (a/k/a Lil Fame of M.O.P) and Malik Abdul-Rahmaan.

Audio: @FameMOP @BustaRhymes "Broad Daylight (187 Part 2)" @NatureSounds

Audio: M.O.P. f/ Busta Rhymes - "Broad Daylight (187 Part 2)"

Nature Sounds: Legendary Brownsville hip-hop duo M.O.P. is back with "Broad Daylight", which sees them reuniting with Busta Rhymes for the first time since their iconic "Ante Up" Remix. M.O.P.'s new EP Street Certified will be available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and all other digital outlets on November 18th, 2014. Executive produced by the legendary DJ Premier, Street Certified is full of the raw, unfiltered hip-hop that fans have come to expect from the Mash Out Posse.

PR: Aaron Cohen Itunes EP Release Dec 2nd! (@AaronCohenRap)

PR: Aaron Cohen Itunes EP Release Dec 2nd!

Aaron's first release on Itunes Dec 2nd! (via Soulspazm).

PRE-ORDER available NOW

2014 was a quite a good year for Aaron, so please, allow me to remind you the highlights: right after the release of the mixtape Potential Fans late 2013, Aaron started 2014 with The Source cypher: Masters Of Ceremony. Soon after, he dropped a banging' video for "Why You Mad For" premiered by Mass Appeal. Briefly after that, Aaron was on the Team BackPack cypher, followed by SXSW where he performed 6 shows. Aaron also made a noted appearance on Jack Thriller's first cypher, 16 Or Better. Back in Seattle for a few days, Aaron was the special guests of the two main (terrestrial) radios out there: Kexp and Kube93FM. Early May, he headlined SOBS, followed by a performance at Santos, opening for Madchild/Swollen Members and Slaine. The following week, he shared the stage with Two 9 and Worlds Fair at Webster Hall! Late September, Aaron was in France for a couple shows. Full house! Early October, Aaron kicked an amazing freestyle on Sway in the Morning, then went on the road for a few shows on The Smokers Club Tour, opening for Method Man, Redman, B-Real and Berner. In the midst of all this, Aaron released numerous other music videos, did many online interviews, has been featured on print magazines (including in France and Japan!) and did photoshoots with dope photographers such as Jerm Cohen, Scut 36 or Bebe Downtown. Oh! And he also met up with Raekwon, just because! :)

After putting out free music for a minute, the Queens representer is now starting a new chapter. The EP was previously streamed on his Soundcloud and the new version of the project includes a bonus track with Adrian Lau (Harry Fraud's artist) and current singles/videos : "Aint Shit" and "L.E.G.". The release will also be accompanied by a new video for "Dreams Money Can't Buy".

Aaron is now gearing up to go on his first headlining European tour starting January 28 in Paris with Smoke DZA.
Video: @YoungScooter @1Future - "Bag It Up"

Video: Young Scooter f/ Future - "Bag It Up"

Helio PR: Young Scooter premieres music video for "Bag It Up" featuring Future with guest appearances by Shekinah Jo (Vh-1) & Meelah Williams (R&B Divas) off his latest mixtape 80's Baby already boasting over 1.5 million downloads.

Video: 60 East - "Andy's Song" (@60eastfd)

Video: 60 East - "Andy's Song"

Joey: Growing up in cities like Pomona,CA we are faced with Police Brutality, Gangs, Drugs, and Prostitution everyday. This song is based on actual events that took place in the city of Pomona,CA and have in someway affected my life. After a friend of mine was murdered by the Pomona P.D, I felt it was my duty to create a song that addresses what goes on in this city and others like it.

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Welcome to for the week of November 25th, 2014!! Please like us on Facebook and shop Amazon through RapReviews so we can bring you new material every week. This week we have TWELVE new items for you! Check out Blak Twang's "Dettwork SouthEast" (our featured review), a Bill Cosby editorial, Jack Jetson's "The Adventures of Johnny Strange," Jister & The Lion Ranger's "Absurdism," Steve 'Flash' Juon's The Hip-Hop Shop #301, Jesal Padania's UK Hip Hop Month 2014 outro, Professor Green's "Growing Up In Public," Rashenal's "Life Learner," Rick Ross' "Hood Billionaire," Tinie Tempah's "Demonstration," Too Many T's "Running Wild EP" and Emanuel Wallace's The (W)rap Up for November 18, 2014.

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