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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

Maja7th – Get Familiar (Album)

After unveiling his recent promo trailer and single “My Season.” Indianapolis, IN based producer Maja7th finally releases his long overdue compilation album “Get Familiar” the self explanatory title is a veritable collage of his previously released and new material. This 14 track project was crafted by Maja7th to get new and old listeners more acclimated to his discography, his distinctive sound and the man behind the boards. The Indiana beat-smith epitomizes musicality with his background in music theory, along with his proficient ability to play a multitude of instruments, which include the piano, french horn and trumpet. All showcased on this particular project.

“Get Familiar” plays host to alot of artists both established, and up and coming, all of them perfectly complimenting that signature Maja7th sound. The collaborations on this compilation range from the likes of Freddie Gibbs, ADD-2, Pill, Scheme, ILL Brown, Mikkey Halstad, Vic Spencer, L.E.P. Bogus Boys to newer artists such as Neak, Bubby B, Sauce, Griffen, Real Talk and more. Having already previously been featured in powerhouse websites such as DJBooth, 2dopeboyz, FakeShoreDrive, Maja7th hopes to bring his music/production to an even bigger audience this year, so… “GET FAMILIAR!”

01.) On My Own (feat. Freddie Gibbs & Mikkey Halsted)
02.) Bar-Baric (feat. ILL Brown & Waterr)
03.) My Season (feat. Bubby B & Sauce)
04.) Coffin (feat. Starrs & Murph)
05.) Get Ready (feat. Real Talk)
06.) Disappointed Lounge (feat. Sulaiman, Vic Spencer, Simeon & Mathien)
07.) Goddess (feat. Bubby B)
08.) Gold Bahz (feat. Griffen)
09.) Workin (feat. Pill & L.E.P. Bogus Boys)
10.) The Storm (feat. Scheme & ADD-2)
11.) What It Is [Get Familiar] (feat. Mike Schpitz)
12.) All Night Long (feat. Neak)
13.) Highs & Lows (feat. Dave Coresh)
14.) Happyness (feat. Dominique Larue)

Listen: http://www.audiomack.com/album/maja7th/get-familiar

June 2, 2015 Posted by | Audio, Mixtapes | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chordz Cordero & Sir Manley – Original (Prod. by Bonnie Mayfield) (Video)

Chordz Cordero and Sir Manley drop their single “Original (We Remain),” with a fresh video shot by HighBred and J’Mel Lu, produced by Boonie Mayfield, it’s the second video to drop off of the full length project “The HighBred (LP),” a collaborative venture from MCMI Records, Intaphaze Records and Man[@]Work Productions. The HighBred (LP) brings two vocal artists, Singer-Songwriter/MC Chordz Cordero (Jamaica, Queens) & MC Sir Manley (Muskegon, MI), together with producer Boonie Mayfield and DJ Eminent providing the cuts, to begin a movement of new Soul infused Hip-Hop.

“HighBred” is a play on words. “High” -meaning, the quality of life, wisdom, love, and honor we strive for and seek everyday on our journey and “Bred” -meaning, a new breed of artists who live freely, and truly express themselves passionately through their art form! Together these words represent the fresh new sound that’s created when merging the styles of this collective.

PRE-ORDER: CLICK HERE and receive the first 2 singles as free downloads via bandcamp. HighBred (LP) drops officially on June 30th, 2015. Preview both singles here: “How I See” and “Original (We Remain).”

Watch: https://youtu.be/eb2pwcBguKI

May 13, 2015 Posted by | Videos | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Maja7th x Bubby B x Sauce – My Season (Single)

As a follow up to his recently unveiled trailer for his upcoming compilation album “Get Familiar,” Indianapolis producer extraordinaire, Maja7th releases the first single, a soul infused, hip-hop hybrid, “My Season” which is a song for those who have been grinding their whole life and realizing that the moment they’ve been striving for is right around the corner. This record is about determination, for anyone that is trying to make something of themselves. Maja7th is joined by fellow Indianapolis artists, soul vocalist Bubby B and his emcee sibling $auce.

“Get Familiar” full-length compilation is set for release on June 2nd, 2015 and will be available in all major digital outlets. The LP plays host to collaborations, new and old with the likes of Freddie Gibbs, ADD-2, Mike Schpitz, Mikkey Halsted, L.E.P Bogus Boys, Scheme, Neak and more.

Listen: https://maja7th.bandcamp.com/track/my-season

May 5, 2015 Posted by | Audio | , , , , | Leave a comment

Scoe – YOLA (Video + Single) (Prod. by Rawbeatzz)

Scoe, born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, is an artist known for his high energy music, clever wordplay and infectious hooks, consequentially inheriting the nickname “Captain Hook” due to his ability to come up with catchy hooks within a few minutes of hearing a beat. Qualities which resulted in him sharing the stage with established names such as E40, Snoop Dog, Ludacris, Lil Boosie, Webbie, Gorilla Zoe & Young Dro. Scoe is part of a new breed of spitters that defy the outdated categories within the genre, which has set him a part from other local artists

In 2015, after serving time for his role in a drug conspiracy, which attracted some media attention, including a full length interview/feature with the counterculture media giants Noisey/Vice Magazine, Scoe connected with producer Alkota new label imprint Bad Agenda to release his latest single/visual entitled “YOLA” produced by long time collaborator and Bad Agenda beatsmith Rawbeatzz. “YOLA” is taken from his upcoming extended play “Breaking Bad” inspired by the hit TV show. Scoe continues to pave his own lane, in hopes to bring his music to a broader audience in 2015.

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fOIPJO7yEs

Listen: https://www.audiomack.com/song/bad-agenda/yola

April 21, 2015 Posted by | Audio, Videos | , , , , | Leave a comment

Young Mistah & Hector Marciano – Never Love (Produced by King Poetic) (Single)

As a follow up to fellow teammate Wendall Scott recent single “What They Wanna Hear,” Smoove Gang Entertainment members Young Mistah and Hector Marciano bring you “Never Love” on a new school hip hop banger produced by King Poetic. “Never Love” is about how women give a false notion of love when your at the top of your game and have fame and fortune. When you have all the connections, they feel you are the guy to know to get ahead in life, but it’s temporary. You have to make them work for your love and attention, rather than fall for the chicks with ulterior motives and tricks that trap you.

Listen: https://www.audiomack.com/song/smoovegangent/never-love-1

April 13, 2015 Posted by | Audio | , , , , | Leave a comment

Grand Opus (Joc Scholar & Centric) – The Key (Video)

The recently formed California based Hip-Hop duo known as Grand Opus drops the second video for their latest single titled “The Key,” a fresh, infectious, hard hitting tune that has had many awaiting their yet to be announced full length album from the group, comprised of Bay Area producer Centric and Fresno native emcee Joc Scholar.

“The Key” video brings the single to life and captures the team in a creative visual performance directed by ApeHouseFilms, who has worked previously with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, DJ Drama, Young Chris and more.

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OXYJuHKLzU

April 6, 2015 Posted by | Videos | , , , | Leave a comment

Maja7th – Get Familiar (Trailer) (Directed by Red August)

Indianapolis resident producer, Maja7th (Freddie Gibbs, ADD-2, Killah Priest) releases a teaser visual in preparation for his solo compilation album ‘Get Familiar’ on the heels off his critically acclaimed 2014 collaboration album ‘GRAND’ with Columbus, OH based lyricist Dominique Larue. ‘Get Familiar’ is due for release everywhere sometime around April/May ’15.

The trailer for the LP is shot and directed by Red August in the Indianapolis area, and documents the producers movements over the last few months, the clip is an small insight into the life of Maja7th himself. Maja is captured in his element having a good time with family and friends. You will also get to hear his thoughts about music in general. The forthcoming full length project ‘Get Familiar’ will consist of some of Maja’s favorite records from the past and will also feature some brand new material.

Watch: https://youtu.be/FmvNHZ7qIqo

March 30, 2015 Posted by | Videos | , , | Leave a comment

J1K – The Vault Vol. 2 (Instrumentals LP)

Producers United captain J1K (Maryland) has accumulated over 1.3 million listens on SoundCloud alone, and been featured on a plethora of notable blogs including the influential EarMilk magazine. His latest FREE beat tape “The Vault Vol.2″ exemplifies exactly why. The smooth sampled productions will have you lost in a journey, and kicking yourself for not having discovered his work earlier. His fans have described it as perfect theme music whether you are trying to relax at work, have a romantic evening, or drop a quick freestyle. This is the 2nd volume in a 3-part series of his best instrumentals. Grab the collection on Bandcamp, before download credits run out.

Artists have an opportunity to win $100 for creating the best track over a J1K beat from his new tape. A few MCs have already entered. Simply use “J1K Contest” as your main tag when uploading it to SoundCloud and you are eligible to win. Contest ends April 30th. The winner will also get their track promoted for free by Producers United. For more details check the info on the official ProU Facebook page.

Listen: http://j1kmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-vault-vol-2

March 23, 2015 Posted by | Audio | , , , , | Leave a comment

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