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ADD-2 & Maja7th – The Evils (Single)

Indianapolis producer Maja7th (Freddie Gibbs, Mikkey Halsted, L.E.P Bogus Boys), connects with Jamla Records artist ADD-2 (Chicago) as he sharpens his lyrical blade, to bring you this gritty/grimey audible gift “The Evils,” which features a cornucopia of chi-town emcee samplings on the cuts by DJ Metrognome. This track doesn’t feature on any album, but anticipate hearing more from both Maja7th and ADD-2 in 2016.

Listen: https://www.audiomack.com/song/maja7th/the-evils

February 2, 2016 Posted by | Audio, News | , , , , | Leave a comment

C-Rayz Walz & Suncycle Generals – MLK: Dream Freedom (Video)

The immortal legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lives on through C-Rayz Walz and the Suncycle Generals Apaulo Treed, L.I.F.E. Long, Young Sik The Gifted and Elohem Star, produced by J-Hoff Sounds. There is not much more to say about Dr. King that hasn’t already been said but these emcees find a way to convey more respect and admiration for the original ‘Thug of Love’ who overcame the Jim Crow America that was destroying black life while the nation watched. MLK is a representative of Peace, Justice and Equality for ALL people not just displaced African kings and queens. MLK taught us to use our voices and hearts to heal the planet. We hope he can hear us… “Dream Freedom!”

Watch: https://vimeo.com/152198938

January 28, 2016 Posted by | News, Videos | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nametag Alexander – Mind Of A Champion (Single)

On “Mind Of A Champion,” Detroit’s Nametag Alexander aims to inspire us who have the mind of a champion, and heart of a warrior. Get up, get out and win! This anthem is produced by A. Will Traxx who also produced Nametag’s 2014 track, “Reward,” mixing duties were handled by Desmond “DJ DDT” Travis. M.O.A.C. at this point, is just a loosie, but if you haven’t already give his recent EP a listen, “TAGLINES” available now on all platforms to stream and download music, including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and others…

Listen: http://nametag.bandcamp.com/track/mind-of-a-champion

January 26, 2016 Posted by | Audio, News | , , , , | Leave a comment

Mayhem feat. M-Dot, Edo.G & Big Shug – Patriots (Video)

This is the second video off Mayhem & Soulslicers impending “Soul It May Seem” album, aptly titled “Patriots” for it’s play on the NFL team’s colors. Legendary Boston MC’s Edo.G (Special Teamz / A&E), Big Shug (Gangstarr Foundation), and seasoned veteran M-Dot (EMS) accompany uprising lyricist Mayhem (EMS), as they pay homage to their city, colors and team.

While avoiding the cliche tribute record, each emcee uses individual verses, utilizing wordplay to articulate separate colors (Red, Blue, Silver) amalgamating into the “Patriots” voltron style. Big Shug provides the hook on this conceptual single, Soulslicers lay the drums and DJ LP2 handles scratch duties.

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGkz0j6Ctb8

January 18, 2016 Posted by | News, Videos | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tokyo Cigar & Beastie Boys & Beach Boys – Pet Sounds of Science (Remix Album)

Maryland producer, Tokyo Cigar starts off 2016 with a nostalgic offering, remix album “Pet Sounds of Science.” The redux was constructed in 3 days using vocals from Beastie Boys and samples from The Beach Boys (with some classic hip hop drums added in for good measure), as a freebie in preparation for the upcoming Gravity Academy Records releases. The Tokyo Cigar produced Tribe Of Judah album and Tokyo Cigar’s new solo full-length, both set for release this year. Watch the “Making Of… “Pet Sounds of Science” behind the scenes video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEMw_JGCces

Listen: https://gravityacademyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tokyo-cigar-x-the-beastie-boys-x-the-beach-boys-pet-sounds-of-science

January 7, 2016 Posted by | Audio, News | , , , , | Leave a comment

FreshfromDE – Mind Over Matter (Single)

With the inescapable release of the years most anticipated movie, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” released last week, FreshfromDE continues his year of concept records, this time around the Delaware MC takes on the Empire Strikes Back sampled/inspired “Mind Over Matter” featuring a guest appearance from Jovian Marshon. This is a follow up track to his previously released “Fresh Gordon” and “Aston Martin” and final release of the year, as he readies multiple projects, concepts and collaborations throughout 2016.

Watch: https://soundcloud.com/freshfromde/mind-over-matter

December 24, 2015 Posted by | Audio, News | , , , , | Leave a comment

M-Dot -123 Flow (360° Interactive Video)

Own Lane Music and Boston artist M-Dot have been consistency personified in 2015, releasing some prolific material from collaborations, singles to creative visuals, in preparation for the 2016 release of the anticipated debut double LP “Ego & The Enemy.” The pairing brought you the Zombie inspired “Spittin’ Dead” and the uniquely animated, Method Man and Dominique Larue featured “Shine” in the past months alone, which have since combined for over 300,000 views between YouTube and Facebook, they look to take those innovations a step further with this pioneering new video “123 Flow.”

Never lacking creativity in this oversaturated industry of vapid, mediocre, atypical visuals, Own Lane Music brings you one of the first EVER interactive 360° music videos. M-Dot’s lyrically daunting, machine gun, multi syllabic “123 Flow” which seamlessly combines 360° Technology with art of multi-person replication for a new interactive viewer experience.

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=490yvjqthEg

December 18, 2015 Posted by | News, Videos | , , , | Leave a comment

Dominique Larue – Ultimate (Video)

It’s been an extremely productive year for Columbus, Ohio lyricist Dominique Larue, having landed music placements on a myriad of TV shows/channels including HBO, BET, Oxygen, VH1, TLC and MTV. Combined with her latest super-group project “Heresy” released back in August with Monie Love, MyVerse and Carolina Dirty, the self titled EP is available now.

Dominique Larue is ending 2015, and setting up 2016 as she means to go on, with a brand new video and single titled “Ultimate” taken from her upcoming Dub MD presented EP “Blitzkrieg” due for release sometime in 2016, shortly after the collaboration LP with producer J. Rawls titled “Almost There” which drops early next year via HiPNOTT Records.

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAf2eMpDJuU

December 14, 2015 Posted by | News, Videos | , , , , | Leave a comment

Deal The Villain – Emerald Preference (Video)

“Emerald Preference” is the block video/single from the upcoming Deal The Villain full-length “Beards, Beats & Kicks,” a lifestyle project, which is set for release sometime this December, packed with vivid color further displaying the animation of the NJ MC’s connection between the artistry and imagery. This visual is the second of many creative vignettes to come.

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j2udNf6hoM

December 7, 2015 Posted by | News, Videos | , , | Leave a comment

Chordz Cordero & Sir Manley (HighBred) – The Ride (Single)

Chordz Cordero (Jamaica Queens, NY) and Sir Manley (Muskegon, MI), bring you back to a time where music was simple: good music, good lyrics, good choruses. What more could you ask for? Tired of the same topics, sounds, and lack of creativity in the industry, they’ve come together to begin a movement of new Soul + Hip-Hop. This movement has been given the title “HighBred” and represents a new quality of soulful, truthful music. “HighBred” album is available today, you can support it here: http://highbred.bandcamp.com/album/the-highbred-lp

Listen: http://highbred.bandcamp.com/track/the-ride-feat-zo-kimoni

December 1, 2015 Posted by | Audio, News | , , , , | Leave a comment

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