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Wendall Scott & Tim Nihan – Bounce (Prod. by King Poetic) (Single)

As a follow up to “Never Love” released back in April, 2015. Smoove Gang’s own Wendall Scott brings you another smooth melodic tune for your summer playlist titled “Bounce.” This time around he’s tagged up Boston newcomer vocalist / emcee Tim Nihan, produced by his sibling King Poetic. “Bounce” is featured on the forthcoming FREE compilation album which features all members of the Smoove Gang Entertainment roster titled “The Smoovement Vol. 1” which is set to release August 31st via Audiomack, Bandcamp and others.

Listen: http://www.audiomack.com/song/wendallscottmusic/bounce

August 25, 2015 Posted by | Audio | , , , , | Leave a comment

Black Dynamite (Centric & C. Keys) – Fly Talk (feat. Freeway & Trife) (Single)

Black Dynamite is a newly formed hip-hop group based in California, consisting of Centric and emcee C. Keys. Centric has garnered the attention of a plethora of international DJs, blogs and fans with the success of several singles he produced for other members of his Free At Last Music family as well as other known hip-hop acts & legends. Keys has appeared on the‘Wake Up Show’ with Sway & Tech on several occasions and is known as the first artist to freestyle answers to Sway and Tech’s questions live on air. Check out the new street single from the westcoast group titled “Fly Talk” featuring Freeway and NJ emcee Trife.

Listen: https://www.audiomack.com/song/freeatlastmusic/fly-talk

August 17, 2015 Posted by | Audio | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tokyo Cigar & Substantial – “Constant” (Video)

Gravity Academy Records presents “Constant.” A new visual/single by producer extraordinaire, MD’s own Tokyo Cigar featuring Substantial and Irish vocalist Tanya Denise. This international collaboration crafted by Tokyo Cigar is dedicated to true love, set over a laid back jazzy beat. “Constant” video is directed by Garrett Lynam and Tokyo Cigar, who filmed in both Maryland and Ireland, and is a visual representation of people from all around the world coming together to make some great art. Support the single, available now on iTunes.

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEF0FZDlLY4

August 11, 2015 Posted by | Videos | , , , , | Leave a comment

Tony Moreaux – Juice (Single)

Tony Moreaux returns! This time with a new cut, over a self produced summer single titled “Juice.” An assertive, blunt, straight-to-the-point approach reminding the listeners that he is still sharper and more motivated than ever. Going back and forth with chant-like flows, and cadences which complement the instrumental perfectly, accompanied by Tony’s signature witty bars, smug delivery, and infectious hooks. Expect the video for “Juice” in the near future, but for now… hit play and enjoy!

Listen: http://www.audiomack.com/song/tony-moreaux/juice

August 3, 2015 Posted by | Audio | , , | Leave a comment

St. Joe Louis – Cloud Club Over Everything (Album)

NJ/LA trio St. Joe Louis return with a new full-length LP “Cloud Club Over Everything.” For the unacquainted, St. Joe Louis are a group comprised of producer/emcee Elete Wright, and two MC’s Michael Cardigan and Tom Chase. The album features lead single “I Rise” featuring Nemo Achida, the stunning “Step Brothers,” send up “Pony Boy (Stay Golden)” and the anthem “Powdered Gold” anchoring a world of placing your dreams first. “Cloud Club / Everything” has a minimalist production list which includes Dolla (Brick Bandits), Ezrakh and Elete Wright.

01.) Cloud Club (feat. Ezrakh, Jahnia Holterhoff & Bad Pegasus) (Prod. by Elete Wright / Ezrakh)
02.) Kinda Strange (feat. Nameliss) (Prod. by Elete Wright)
03.) Hate Me Better (feat. Nameliss) (Prod. by Dolla)
04.) I Rise (feat. Nemo Achida) (Prod. by Elete Wright)
05.) Party After Party (Prod. by Elete Wright / Ezrakh)
06.) Ink Machine Gun (feat. Peter Hadar) (Prod. by Elete Wright)
07.) Firewalker (Prod. by Elete Wright)
08.) Pony Boy [Stay Golden] (Prod. by Elete Wright)
09.) ADDD (feat. Fresh Daily & Elle Pierre) (Prod. By Elete Wright)
10.) Powdered Gold (feat. Steeve Sam) (Prod. by Dolla)
11.) Black Cotton (feat. Moruf) (Prod. By Elete Wright)
12.) The Fiend (feat. OGM of The Ho99o9 & Elle Pierre) (Prod. By Elete Wright)

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/michaelcardigan/sets/cceverything

July 27, 2015 Posted by | Mixtapes | , , , , | Leave a comment

St. Joe Louis – I Rise (feat. Nemo Achida) (Prod. by Elete Wright) (Single)

“I Rise” is the first official single off their upcoming sophomore album, as NJ/Texas rap group St. Joe Louis (Michael Cardigan x Tommie Chase x Elete Wright) and featured guest Nemo Achida get reflective over an impressive Elete Wright production. The studio album titled “Cloud Club Over Everything” is scheduled for digital release on July 26.

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/st-joe-louis-featuring-nemo-achida-i-rise

July 20, 2015 Posted by | Audio | , , , | Leave a comment

Michael Cardigan & Tommie Chase – Gold Slippers (Produced by Swiff D) (Single)

Skipping the pomp and circumstance Michael Cardigan and Tommie Chase (2/3 of St Joe Louis) comfortably deliver a royal beat down over muted Disney-esque flutes. The uptempo Swiff D production “Gold Slippers” is every bit as regal as you would expect. This single is just a taster of what to expect from the forthcoming album “Cloud Club Over Everything” which features the likes of Fresh Daily, Nemo Achida, Moruf, The Ho99o9, Daniel Joseph, Stevie Lee (Bad Pegasus), Ezrakh and more.

The album is dropping online via all the usual digital outlets on July 26, which will mark the 5 year anniversary of St. Joe Louis inaugural full-length release “30,000ft High & Rising.”

Listen: http://www.audiomack.com/song/st-joe-louis/gold-slippers

July 14, 2015 Posted by | Audio | , , , | Leave a comment

Re-Surch – Popes Pond Legend (Mixtape)

Boston, MA resident Re-Surch’s third full-length “Popes Pond Legend” boldly displays the MC’s lyrical proficiency, that will make you laugh out loud. (“Get ready to laugh and have fun.” – Re-Surch) The project features a diverse spectrum of collaborations such as Wax on the hysterically funny track “Jose Cuervo,” aswell as “Winter’s My Summer” featuring MIMS known for his hit song “This Is Why I’m Hot,” and Gudda Gudda (of “YMCMB”). “Popes Pond Legend” is presented by Re-Surch’s childhood friend Liberty who, along with Re-Surch make up the two founding members of the music/comedy/artistic multimedia group known as “The Trailz.”

The “Popes Pond Legend” compilation by Re-Surch, consists of music deriving from alot of popular hip hop beats that were prevalent in the 90’s and 00’s, this collection of samples/songs has been crafted to display Re-Surch’s distinctive lyrical ability while bringing it back to his roots as a musician and party animal. This project is a pre-cursor for the true heads, in preparation for Re-Surch’s upcoming LP release “Raised In The Ghetto, Went To School In The Burbs” hosted by Sal Governale (of “Howard Stern Show”) due for release sometime in the Fall, 2015.

01.) The One & Only
02.) Can I Live [Remix]
03.) 80’s Baby (feat. Toddy Muffins)
04.) Loser [Remix]
05.) Nigga Nigga (feat. Napoleon Velasquez & Southern Arkansas King)
06.) That’s My Nigga Fo’ Real [Remix]
07.) Showroom (feat. Napoleon Velasquez)
08.) I Think I Fell In Love
09.) Jose Cuervo (feat. Wax, Napoleon Velasquez & Southern Arkansas King) (Prod. by Alegory)
10.) Hustle Hard [Remix]
11.) From Around Tha Way
12.) Damnation
13.) Winter’s My Summer (feat. MIMS & Gudda Gudda) (Prod. by Rix Melody)
14.) Da Art Of Storytellin’ Part 4 [Remix] (feat. Toddy Muffins & ASN)
15.) Car Service [Remix]

Listen: https://re-surch.bandcamp.com/album/popes-pond-legend

July 8, 2015 Posted by | Mixtapes | , , , | Leave a comment

dFresh – Fresh Gordon (EP)

Fresh (excuse the “pun”) on the heels of his recently released LP “Universal Laws Vol.1,” Delaware’s own dFresh releases a surprise concept EP “Fresh Gordon,” inspired by the iconic comic book character and “Savior of the Universe” Flash Gordon. The FREE to stream EP is fully sampled from Queen’s soundtrack, taken from the cult classic 80’s movie. All production on “Fresh Gordon” is skillfully crafted by the Delaware duo The Hit List (Zachary ‘Zak Morris’ Kerstetter and Gregory ‘The Author’ Durrette II) and dFresh.

The “First State” native emcee/producer seamlessly infuses lyrics from some of his real life events with the movie samples, which combines that new brand of Hip-Hop with the vintage sound we’ve been accustomed to in the past …as dFresh incarnates himself as Fresh Gordon/Flash Gordon.

01.) Flash [Intro] (Produced by The Hit List)
02.) Just Landed (Produced by The Hit List)
03.) Regular Man (Produced by The Hit List & dFresh)
04.) Fresh Gordon (Produced by The Hit List)
05.) Outro (Produced by dFresh)

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/defreshco/sets/fresh-gordon

July 1, 2015 Posted by | Mixtapes | , , , | Leave a comment

EK – Dress My Fears (Dir. by Pxvcegodfilms) (Video)

Grammy-winning imprint Defend Music signee Daniel “EK” Ibeh has been building an impressive resume and looks to add onto that with visuals for “Dress My Fears”. In the timely video (following the Caitlyn Jenner story as well as a recently publicized police beating of a 14-year old girl), the Nigerian-American emcee delivers his perspective; unapologetically taking on contemporary discrimination (from skin color, sexual orientation to political views). He manages to do this all while keeping the music refreshing, fueled by a powerful chorus from vocalist Simile.

Fellow Bostonian producer Bueffard Mallary accentuates the track with a cinematic atmosphere; as the chemistry of the duo becomes clear. Don’t be surprised if you find EK’s voice familiar – his “Mean Ol Town” track opened up the Hollywood film “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister And Pete” starring Jennifer Hudson. Yet this is just the beginning for the hard working 24 year old artist, as he aims to destroy all previous project milestones with his upcoming “Hands of Time EP” which will be available for FREE download July 1st via his website at officialekmusic.com.

Watch: https://youtu.be/Fn-X1sY3ViM

June 16, 2015 Posted by | Videos | , , , , | Leave a comment

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