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Centri – A&R (Produced by NEOREV) (Single)

How many times have you heard “I can get you a deal” from a so-called A&R? Playing the role of a label rep, Centri critiques and dismantles a struggle rapper, like he’s hired to weed out the game of illegitimate posers. This single is assisted by some cutting edge NEOREV production, where a haunting chant of “Anarchist and Revolutionaries” paints the backdrop. ‘A&R’ is follow up to the recently released ‘Boric Acid,’ from his forthcoming album ‘Headless Nobody.’ [July 30th]

Listen: http://www.audiomack.com/song/centri-1/ar-prod-by-neorev

July 17, 2014 Posted by | Audio | , , , , | Leave a comment

Mic Lungz – Bar 4 Bar (Video)

Fresh from opening up for shows with Rick Ross, The Game, Dipset, and Juicy J. Maryland/D.C. native Mic Lungz returns with a brand new set of visuals for ‘Bar 4 Bar’ taken from his recent album release ‘Bully Beatdown.’ ‘Bar 4 Bar’ is produced by JUDAH and directed by Minista Millz. If you missed ‘Bully Beatdown’ give it a listen HERE.

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYiGODRv2HU

July 9, 2014 Posted by | Videos | , , , | Leave a comment

Centri – Boric Acid (Produced by Dynamics Plus) (Single)

While staying in the cut and dropping audio bait, throughout the past couple of years, Centri is managing pest control with skill, science and precision. This is the first release, off his upcoming album ‘Headless Nobody’ [Pre-Order] (feat. Skyzoo, Sha Stimuli, Akir, Blaq Poet, Awkword + more.), that doesn’t have an assisted feature and is a good test as any to establish himself as a go to for lethal, addictive, head trip, Hip-Hop music.

With this latest release titled ‘Boric Acid,’ it feels like another setup to plant his black flag once again, reinforcing his credibility for delivering his coined niche style of Hip-Hop, keeping his true fans intoxicated, and steady fumigating through the non-believers.

Listen: http://www.audiomack.com/song/centri-1/boric-acid-produced-by-dynamics-plus

June 16, 2014 Posted by | Audio | , , , , | Leave a comment

Nametag – Reward (Video) [Directed by Diego Cruz]

Diego Cruz (Rupture Reality Films) teams up with Detroit emcee, Nametag to present visuals for ‘Tag’s recent single ‘Reward,’ prod. by A. Will Traxx, taken from ‘The Tag Alexander EP.’ The video features professional boxer, Michael Portillo from Detroit, MI. ‘The Tag Alexander EP’ is available now online via iTunes and Bandcamp.

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt1tnGcbzeQ

June 4, 2014 Posted by | Videos | , , , | Leave a comment

Nametag – The Tag Alexander EP (Listen)

Nametag got involved in Detroit’s hip-hop history early, and in a big way, his first placement was on Slum Village compilation ‘Dirty District Vol. 1.’ From there, he continued to body other appearances on Motor City classics such as ‘Dirty District Vol. 1 & 2′ and Black Milk ‘Popular Demand.’ But while contributing to others’ projects, he continued to build his own footing with a collection of critically acclaimed mixtapes, EPs and full length albums such as ‘The Name Is Tag’ and ‘For Namesake.’ He has earned the respect of indie rap heavyweights and publications such as XXL, 2DopeBoyz, Detroit Free Press and more.

His latest project ‘The Tag Alexander EP’ initially sparked from what was temporarily a name change from ‘Nametag to Tag Alexander’ at the time early in 2014. This time around, the project is very limited on artist features with only Ty Farris appearing on ‘The Muscle’ but is layered with production that gives it a very cohesive sound. Its lead single ‘Reward’ produced by A. Will Traxx is the proper representation for how Nametag has grown throughout his solo career.

01.) eNTRO (Produced by DJ DDT)
02.) Break The Rules (Produced by Black Bethoven)
03.) The Muscle (feat. Ty Farris) (Produced by Chef K Dot)
04.) You Are (Produced by JR Swiftz & Soop)
05.) Play To Win (Produced by Black Bethoven)
06.) Reward (Produced by A. Will Traxx)

Listen: https://leadandbelegendary.bandcamp.com/album/the-tag-alexander-ep

May 29, 2014 Posted by | Mixtapes | , , , | Leave a comment

Stumik (Icewater) x Nam Nitty x Dox Boogie – Showtime (Single)

Off the upcoming ‘Reinvention of the Wheel(s) of Steel’ a compilation from Brain Kave Music Group’s The Kavemen. This single entitled ‘Showtime’ is a Dox Boogie produced banger, featuring Stumik (of Raekwon’s ‘Icewater’ crew), alongside new artist Nam Nitty (LI Music Awards Hip-Hop Artist of the Year 2013), and Dox Boogie (The Kavemen & Brain Kave CEO). ‘Reinvention of the Wheel(s) of Steel’ drops later this year with features from Bronze Nazareth, Planet Asia, Doc Ahk, Verbal Kent, and more.

Listen: http://www.audiomack.com/song/brain-kave-music-group-llc/showtime

May 15, 2014 Posted by | Audio | , , , , , | Leave a comment

ASN x Da Beatminerz x Tokyo Cigar – Everybody Got It / Calling Out (Single)

In preparation of ASN’s (MA) forthcoming album/mixtape series ‘The Music Man (Vol. 1, 2 & 3)’ comes the A/B singles ‘Everybody Got It’ and ‘Calling Out (And The List Goes On),’ as featured on last months ‘The Uprising’ compilation. With an unconventional flow, ASN is setting out his stall with an unfiltered conscious, lyrical dexterity, showcased in each of these cuts. The A-side ‘Everybody Got It’ highlights his disassociation with the mainstream, calling out some noteworthy rappers you might be familiar with, produced by the legendary duo Da Beatminerz.

As a bonus, the B-side single ‘Calling Out (And The List Goes On)’ features a dark, soulful track by Tokyo Cigar, where ASN speaks on broken dreams, innocent lives lost (like the Connecticut school shootings, the Boston Marathon bombings, etc.) and losing faith in the value of good karma. All in all, people who like some intellectual content in their music are likely to love what the Boston emcee is bringing to the table, assisted by the ideal musical backdrops to allow the bars to shine.

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/asn-themusic-man/sets/everybody-got-itcalling-out-and-the-list-goes-on

May 1, 2014 Posted by | Audio | , , , , | Leave a comment

Elion The Great – The Trailer (Mixtape)

Back with his most accomplished release to date, NC denizen, Elion The Great delivers his latest project (and sixth to date) titled ‘The Trailer’ via his imprint Lion’s Den Music. Elion’s creativity and definitive love of Soulful, Jazzy inspired Hip-Hop definitely takes front and center this time around. Known for his use of ear-pleasing lyrics over head nodding beats, production credits on ‘The Trailer’include Apocalypse, Blaze! and UK producer, JL Beatz. As the artwork boasts, the content may not be suitable for those with a lack of musical taste. ‘The Trailer’ is available now via Hip-Hop’s premier hosting source Audio Mack.

01.) The Trailer [Intro] (Produced by Elion The Great)
02.) Achilles Heel (Produced by JL Beatz)
03.) Breathe (Produced by Apocalypse)
04.) Just an Interlude (Produced by JL Beatz)
05.) Dammit Man (feat. C-Neil) (Produced by JL Beatz)
06.) Class of 1 (Produced by Blaze!)
07.) Cake (Produced by Apocalyse)
08.) Coming Along (Produced by JL Beatz)
09.) Dozen Roses (Produced by JL Beatz)
10.) Problems (feat. Baker) (Produced by Apocalypse)
11.) Meditation (Produced by JL Beatz)
12.) Pesos (Produced by JL Beatz)
13.) Y U Working Here (Produced by Apocalypse)
14.) Off White Dress ['White Dress' Freestyle]
15.) Pulp Fiction ['Too Deep For The Intro' Freestyle]
16.) Red Cup Flow ['First Generation Rich' Freestyle]
17.) The Sweetest Thing ['ImpressKnowSoul' Freestyle]
18.) Not Yet ['Time' Freestyle]
19.) Phone Number (Produced by Apocalypse) [Bonus Track]
20.) Draft Day [Freestyle] [Hidden Track]

Download: http://www.audiomack.com/album/elion-the-great/the-trailer-1

April 23, 2014 Posted by | Mixtapes | , , | Leave a comment

Mic Lungz – Dedication (Video)

Fresh off the release of his latest album Bully Beatdown, DMV native, Mic Lungz is back with a new set of visuals for ‘Dedication.’ [Floyd Mayweather Salute], the JUDAH produced track was brought to life by director TK Other Realm. Shot during a trip to the Bay Area, CA last month, the video gives you ‘A Day in the Life of Mic Lungz’ while he is on the road promoting his new album, if you missed ‘Bully Beatdown’ on March 19th, make sure you give it a listen or download via Audio Mack: HERE.

Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIfpRMUXlCc

April 16, 2014 Posted by | Videos | , , , , | Leave a comment

JUDAH & Dub MD – The Lupita Nyong’o Instrumentals (Album)

A muse was needed by JUDAH to create the sequel to his globally acclaimed “Amber Rose Instrumentals,” and who better than the beautiful Lupita Nyong’o. The visionary producer links up with UK’s Dub MD for a second time to deliver this sonic art exhibition. “The Lupita Instrumentals” was inspired by the transcendent beauty and class of Lupita Nyong’o, who is known for her Academy Award® winning performance in “12 Years a Slave.”

JUDAH, whose highly-demanded presence has painted sonic sound-scapes for noted names like Wale, Clipse, Ras Kass, Stat Quo, GLC and others. JUDAH took a similar approach with the sonics and samples for the ‘Lupita Instrumentals’ that he did with the ‘Amber Rose Instrumentals’ but added touches of additional elements to represent the uniqueness of Lupita. Really, who would pass on the chance of making a great body of work with Lupita Nyong’o?

01.) Amber Rose Will Be A Hard Act To Follow [Intro]
02.) Approaching Lupita
03.) This Is All For You
04.) Unformat The Format
05.) The SUN
06.) If You Believe
07.) She First Class Now
08.) There’s Still A Way
09.) Advance Copy Reminder [Interlude]
10.) That Heart Racing Kinda Love
11.) You Didn’t Leave In Vain [Amy Winehouse Tribute]
12.) If It Wasn’t For The Creative
13.) Listening To Bobby Merlett With Lupita
14.) Her Touch After The Show
15.) That Heart Breaking Kinda Love
16.) Patience Is A Virtue, Lupita
17.) I WON!!! [Outro]
18.) That Oscars Swag

Download: https://judah.bandcamp.com/album/the-lupita-instrumentals

April 3, 2014 Posted by | Mixtapes | , , , | Leave a comment

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