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Stream: Gino Marley f. SD, “Paperchase”

Co-produced by DJ Kenn and Dee Money, GBE member Gino Marley’s “Paperchase” is a strong release. It also continues a strong run for Keef sidekick SD, who has quietly dropped a few notable tracks under … read more »

POSTED September 28, 2012 3:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , ,
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Download DJ Burn One and Young Dro’s Ralph Lauren Reefa Mixtape

The arrival of a new project with all original beats from Young Dro is an event worth celebrating on principle. Hosted by DJ Burn One, Ralph Lauren Reefa also includes some Burn One beats, as … read more »

POSTED September 27, 2012 2:45PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , ,

Stream: Gap, “Watermelon Head”

Last time we heard from Ohio rapper Gap, he was working a lot with rappers from the Bay Area, but on his latest LP, I’m Gap That’s Me, he spotlights Akron locals like Young Bossi. … read more »

POSTED September 26, 2012 5:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: ,
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Mikkey Halsted, “Getting to the Money” MP3

Yesterday, Mikkey Halsted dropped his second free tape of the last two months. The first tape, Castro, featured production by No ID, Young Chop and Don Cannon, while the new MMM Season is produced exclusively … read more »

POSTED September 26, 2012 3:45PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (3) TAGS: , ,

Video: M.I.C., “Same Shit, Different Day”

Tensions have been high on Chicago’s South Side lately, says cinematographer DGainz, who shot this video for Lil Chris and West Side-based group M.I.C.. A change of scene may be one of the reasons DGainz … read more »

POSTED September 25, 2012 5:38PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (5) TAGS:

Video: Trinidad James and Go Dreamer, “Who’s Jokin?”

Trinidad James, whose recent mixtape Don’t Be S.A.F.E. has picked up some buzz online, joins fellow Atlanta upstart Go Dreamer on a roof, while a lightning storm rages above them. “Who’s Jokin?”, produced by The … read more »

POSTED September 25, 2012 4:45PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

Cardo, “My Old$chool” MP3

Cardo is a distinctive producer with a style that adapts well to a diverse range of artists. Like DJ Quik, one of his favorite producers, Cardo has also begun working on instrumental releases; tomorrow he … read more »

POSTED September 24, 2012 5:46PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (3) TAGS: ,

Stream: E-40 and Too $hort f. Travis Porter and Young Chu, “Dump Truck”

The long-awaited, two-part collaborative album from E-40 and Too $hort is making its way to release. “Dump Truck,” the new single from History: Function Music, features guest spots from Travis Porter and Young Chu and … read more »

POSTED September 21, 2012 4:00PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , ,

Alley Boy, “Swisher” MP3

In addition to having the year’s best cover art, Alley Boy‘s newest record The Gift of Discernment, has incredibly well-selected beats. Big K.R.I.T.’s instrumental for “I Live This Shit” is a stop-start, regal anthem, while … read more »

POSTED September 21, 2012 3:00PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (2) TAGS: ,

Young Dro f. Decatur Slim, “On Set” MP3

For fans of Young Dro, the years since his classic debut LP have been frustrating. He’s always had a distinctive rap cadence and style that set him apart, but, without much label enthusiasm, hiis career … read more »

POSTED September 20, 2012 5:55PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,