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Mallz – Premonition (Single)

Raleigh emcee, Mallz (@mallz) is back with his hard hitting, new single, “Premonition” from his upcoming album titled “Subject To Change”. This time he’s enlisted the production services of fellow North Carolinian, G.I.C., who provides a pulse-pounding, soulful backdrop to compliment the Alpha Male Society representative’s witty rhymes. Download “Premonition” now and prepare for the full-length album, “Subject To Change” coming later this year.

Listen: http://mallz.bandcamp.com/track/premonition

July 11, 2016 Posted by | Audio, News | , , | Leave a comment

Upsire – Shadows In The Night (Album)

Chicago-based emcee, Uspire, delivers his first solo work, Shadows In The Night, a conceptual-based project dealing in the sharp realities of life. Backed entirely by top notch instrumentals from the legendary Pete Rock, Uspire takes you on a winding journey through varying levels of pain and misfortune. In the hour of darkness, he provides a source of light in an ambitious attempt to revive souls and restore faith in humanity. While creating a paradigm shift within the mind, he invites the listener to re-examine past experiences and see them from a new perspective.

This project offers social commentary, diverse storytelling, and points of introspection, all while maintaining a complex rhyme style. Guest features include Add-2 and Sohjé, both Chicago natives. Album artwork done by Domi V. Mixed and mastered by Albert Romero.

01. Silver Lining
02. See Tomorrow
03. Little Decisions
04. Gotta Be More
05. Loving The Light
06. Past, Present, Future
07. Souliberate [Interlude]
08. Hood Samaritan
09. Fate
10. One More Angel (feat. Sohjé)
11. Bilocation Theory [Interlude]
12. American Nightmare
13. The System (feat. Add-2)
14. All Things (feat. Sohjé)

Listen: http://uspire.bandcamp.com/album/shadows-in-the-night

July 5, 2016 Posted by | Mixtapes, News | , , , , | Leave a comment

SteadyFlow (Cyrano Sinatra & SharpCuts) – Osso Buco (Single)

NC Hip-Hop duo, SteadyFlow (Cyrano Sinatra & SharpCuts) have returned, offering up “Osso Buco,” as the 1st single from forthcoming concept album “Good Eats,” SharpCuts on the boards, with backing from Centric’s Free At Last Music imprint. The title, means “bone with a hole,” in Italian, is used metaphorically as Cyrano Sinatra waxes philosophic about AmeriKKKan injustices, while indicting his region’s “Bible-Belt” biases. Heralded NC poet-artist-organizer Dasan Ahanu joins this collab to channel poetic justice, making “Osso Buco” a delectable first bite of SteadyFlow’s upcoming “soul food” album.

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/cyranosinatra/osso-buco-featuring-dasan-ahanu

June 16, 2016 Posted by | Audio, News | , , , , , | Leave a comment

FreshfromDE – Home Is Where The Heart Is (Album)

“Home Is Where The Heart Is” is an 8 track album produced 100% by Boston producer Rekordhead. Delaware’s FreshfromDE explores the challenges of repping for his hometown and state, in the face of lacking a voice within the present world. You can hear the pride FreshfromDE has in his home and how he doesn’t hesitate to accept the responsibility of being the mouthpiece for his people, hometown and state.

Following the previous releases of the inspirational anthem “Doin’ Numbers” and the somber reminiscing on his days coming up back home on “To The Homies.” The album “Home Is Where The Heart Is” is all about using your past experiences, surviving your youthful mistakes and learning from them then being motivated enough to apply these aforementioned lessons to your everyday life to fuel you as you pursue your goals. Whatever those goals may be…

01.) Home Is Where The Heart Is
02.) To The Homies
03.) Calls From Kuwait [Interlude]
04.) Doin Numbers
05.) Hungry
06.) Blackout 2.0 (feat. Hayk)
07.) You Don’t Know The Half About It
08.) The Conclusion

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/freshfromde/sets/home-is-where-the-heart-is

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

Patrick LaDon – Southern Poetry (Mixtape)

“Southern Poetry” is the latest project from Pine Bluff, Arkansas upcoming spitter Patrick LaDon. The mixtape plays host to minimal collaborations in Jade Denton, and Thowed M, alongside production from the likes of Fiittdz Carter, Matcy P, The Shipmates, and Boundless Beats. Southern Poetry is a soulful experience, with a Houston sound, with influences from the likes Of Z-Ro, Pharoah and Charlie Boy. Despite all the adversity, and trials and tribulations growing up in the South, Patrick LaDon manages to find some catharsis in the form of… “Southern Poetry”

01.) The OG Said (Prod. by The Shipmates)
02.) Chick Magnet (feat. Throwed M) (Prod. by Fiittdz Carter)
03.) By Myself (Prod. by BoundlessBeats)
04.) CPRF (Prod. by Fiittdz Carter)
05.) Interracial Dating (Prod. by Fiittdz Carter)
06.) Born In Tha South (Prod. by Fiittdz Carter)
07.) Money Speak (feat. Jade Denton) (Prod. by The Shipmates)
08.) Drugs & Relationships (Prod. by Fiittdz Carter)
09.) 10 Bandz [Freestyle]
10.) I Hated Myself (Prod. by Matcy P)
11.) 870 (Prod. by Fiittdz Carter)
12.) It’s OK (Prod. by The Shipmates)
13.) Revenge/Revelations (Prod. by The Shipmates)

Listen: http://patrickladon.bandcamp.com/album/southern-poetry

May 31, 2016 Posted by | Mixtapes, News | , | Leave a comment

IDE (Creative Juices) x Lucky Loopiano – Breathe Easy (Album)

“Breathe Easy” is the first full-length studio album from Brooklyn hip-hop recording artist IDE, the co-founder & CEO of Creative Juices Music. After a six year hiatus, IDE returns with producer Lucky Loopiano to deliver his most personal album to date – a ‘magnum opus’ of raw lyricism and thematic wordplay over the intoxicating soundscapes of gritty New York boom-bap production and live instrumentation.

01.) Intro (Produced By IDE)
02.) Method To Madness (Produced By IDE)
03.) Voices (Produced By Lucky Loopiano)
04.) Grudges (Produced By IDE)
05.) New Standards (Produced By IDE & Lucky Loopiano)
06.) Service Announcement (Produced By Lucky Loopiano)
07.) Flight Patterns (Produced By Lucky Loopiano)
08.) Breathe Easy Interlude (Produced By Lucky Loopiano & IDE)
09.) Clockers (Produced By Lucky Loopiano)
10.) Sound The Horns (Produced By Lucky Loopiano)
11.) Deity (Produced By Lucky Loopiano)
12.) Answering Machines (Produced By Lucky Loopiano)
13.) Nirvana (Produced By Kelly Finnigan & Lucky Loopiano)
14.) Blue Clouds (Produced By Kelly Finnigan)
15.) Will and Test (Produced By Lucky Loopiano)
16.) No Patience (Produced By IDE)
17.) Outro (Produced By IDE & Warryn Syde)

Purchase: http://creativejuicesmusic.com/releases/ide-breathe-easy/

May 19, 2016 Posted by | News | , , , , | Leave a comment

FreshfromDE – Doin’ Numbers (Single)

Single #2 “Doin’ Numbers” from FreshfromDE x Rekordhead upcoming album “Home Is Where The Heart Is” which is a reference to the growing up in the MC’s native state of Delaware. This latest single states FreshfromDE’s aspirations to “Do Numbers” despite the fact he’s from a small state with no industry connections, not just money, but stats, plays, interaction, exposure. Expect to hear “Home Is Where The Heart Is” in its full glory late spring.

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/freshfromde/doin-numbers

May 12, 2016 Posted by | Audio, News | , , , | Leave a comment

FreshfromDE – To The Homies (Video)

FreshfromDE is back with his latest video/single titled “To The Homies,” off the forthcoming studio album “Home Is Where The Heart Is” which is an 8 track collaborative project, that documents FreshfromDE’s past to present living in his native state Delaware, produced entirely by Boston producer Rekordhead. This visual exemplifies what to expect from the album, which is set for release sometime this Spring, 2016.

Watch: http://youtube.com/watch?v=CAtPH8cRG4E

April 19, 2016 Posted by | News, Videos | , , , | Leave a comment

Grand Opus (Centric x Joc Scholar) – Forever (Album)

The Westcoast Hip-Hop duo Grand Opus (Centric & Joc Scholar) emerge in the form of the classic producer and emcee lineage, with a nostalgic, yet distinctive sound and style, as they release their debut album titled “Forever,” in concurrence with the third set of visuals from the studio album, for the opening track “Enter The Opus.”

The group is made up of Oakland, CA. producer Centric, who has collaborated with the likes of Kool G Rap, Black Rob, Sean Price, Mistah FAB and Swizz Beatz to name a few, and Joc Scholar, the illuminating emcee from Fresno, CA, who laces the beats with his undeniable style, lyricism and delivery. The pairing connect to create a hard hitting and unique brand of hip hop with “Forever,” which features Fresno heavy hitters Planet Asia, Nas’ Mass Appeal artist Fashawn, and Roc Nation writer/songstress Alicia Renee, who has penned hits for both Rhianna and Adriana Grande.

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/grand-opus-forever/sets/grand-opus-forever-full-album

March 24, 2016 Posted by | Audio, Mixtapes, News | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Grand Opus (Centric & Joc Scholar) – Cen Cal Profile (feat. Planet Asia, Fashawn & Overcome) (Single)

On March 22nd, California’s Grand Opus (Joc Scholar & Centric) are set to drop their debut album “Forever.” In the meantime, the left coast duo, MC, Joc Scholar and producer Centric release the 3rd single from the full-length, titled “Cen Cal Profile” which features Planet Asia, Fashawn and Overcome. If you missed the first 2 singles last year, give them both a watch aswell, “Forever” and “The Key.” With nothing short of pure lyricism, undeniable production, this album will NOT disappoint if you’re a true head, 12 tracks deep, zero skips! Enter The Opus…

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/grand-opus/cen-cal-profile-feat-planet

March 9, 2016 Posted by | Audio | , , , , , | Leave a comment

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