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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

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

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

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

Tony Moreaux – Fool’s Gold (Single)

Hailing from Lynn, MA, Tony Moreaux hits you with the new, self-produced single titled “Fool’s Gold.” Tony uses the term “Fool’s Gold” to identify a certain character trait. Particularly individuals who aren’t exactly who they claim to be. These types of people may appear to be “Real” but when it rains, true colors are eventually on display and the act reveals the authenticity. Expect the upcoming, 100% self-produced album “It’s Only Jewelry” to release sometime Summer 2016.

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/tonymoreaux-amx/fools-gold

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

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

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

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