Audible Doctor and bumpy knuckles? Yes Please!

Here is the second single off the homie Audible Doctor’s upcoming EP “Can’t Keep The People Waiting” which is coming soon!

Audible Doctor And Consequence Aren’t Worried About Tomorrow

Because of a MAJOR hold up in the production of Audible Doctor’s “The
Spring Tape” EP, Doc has decided to push that EP (originally slated for
release a few weeks ago) back till next year. To show his appreciation to
all the fans he’s put together a BRAND NEW project “Can’t Keep The People
Waiting” to hold everyone over in the meantime. The forthcoming EP will be
released digitally and on CD in a few weeks and features Bumpy Knuckles,
Guilty Simpson, John Robinson & more. Check out the first single off the EP
“No Future” featuring Consequence.

Yes! Just yes!

New absolute fire from Kurious! If you don’t like this, kill yourself!

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People Under The Stairs Are In Recovery

Rare live in-store Promo mix of People Under The Stairs’ new album “12 Step Program” by DJ Day. Originally pressed on 100 CD’s and sent to retailers across the US for in-store play, this lost mix is now available for free download.

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Daytona Gets His Freesteez On

Surf School Recordings (SRFSCHL) premieres a freestyle performance at SiriusXM’s Shade 45 Showoff Radio with Statik Selektah and Bobby Trends from the Bronx based rapper Daytona. Daytona is SRFSCHL’s newest addition having signed with the label officially on May 12, along with premiering his summer smash “Type Ish” (Prod. By Harry Fraud) via Billboard’s The Juice.

Tribeca, Tamppa, Nutso And 730 Promote Self Regulation

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Here’s the first leak off the Tribeca X 730 EP. Also peep 730′s dope interview with Tribeca Here

Quelle Chris and Friends Promote Good Eating

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Quelle Chris‘ ode to GMOs, hydrogenated oil, and the poisonous wasteland that is American nutrition has gotten a tummy tuck, stomach staples, and plastic surgery.  After releasing the video for the original track We Eat It (off the new album “Niggas Is Men“) last week, Quelle Chris has put together a remix featuring P.U.D.G.E & Chris Keys.    The new version wraps the lyrical message around a beautiful piano loop and is as distorted as the American view on diet.

 

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Q-Unique And Stu Bangas Get Bloody

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Featured on Stu Bangas upcoming Straight Death 2 Album

The work features previously unreleased instrumentals he produced for Vinnie Paz feat. Mobb Deep, Sean Price, Chino XL, Blaq Poet, Heltah Skeltah, Cappadonna and many more, as well as unreleased music featuring Esoteric, Spit Gemz, Q-Unique, Outerspace and Twin Gambino (all prod. by Stu Bangas)

Full Tracklist and Pre-Order Info Here

Whose Says Women Can’t Spit?

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Erica Kane is a Hip-hop artist from Queens, NY. One fourth of THE NOMADS, Erica Kane releases her mixtape entitled “Bad Daughter” coming APRIL 2013 . Erica Kane expresses through singing and rapping the good, the bad, the ugly of the life of our generations women. Bad Daughters represent the life you live. Follow & Stay Updated for more upcoming releases.

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Dutch NY and 730 Just Can’t Stomach Not Winning

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This is the first leak off the Dutch New York X 730 – Mind Control 2 project

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Marco Rubio Big Ups Pac

Who would have thought that Republican Senator from Florida Marco Rubio had such defined opinions about hip hop?

Mixtape Download: Kaze- Black Kennedy

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It’s been sixteen months, to the day that the Tar Heel veteran emcee KAZE, a/k/a/ 4 Letters, released his Jersey in the Rafters mixtape. Despite some setbacks, the former Loud.com MC contest champ has persevered and continues to craft his hard edged rhymes over top shelf production as he delivers his latest effort, Black Kennedy. The project, which includes 20 new tracks, for over 80 minutes of music, unveils KAZE’s Black Kennedy persona with a slew of guest features, such as JozeemoAmanda BarrinoDasan AhanuJohnny JulianoWreck N CrewJ. Harris and Fluent. Producers tapped include M-Phazes,D.R.U.G.S.Erv Ford, and more. Black Kennedy is now available for free download, courtesy of DJBooth.net.

 

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Mixtape Download: Black Dave- Stay Black

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Buzzing New York rapper Black Dave this week drops off his new mixtape, aptly titled Stay Black, as an urge to remain true to yourself. We’ve already received a taste from the tape, as we now note feature assistance from Meech of Flatbush Zombies, Lil Mouse and more throughout the set.

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Kosha Dilz Is Just Chilling

 

 

What do Chubacca, Japanese Tourists, Elvis impersonators, an LA Laker Girl, a Rabbi, and tons of Fro Yo all have in common? Well, they’re all featured in Kosha Dillz’ latest video for his new song “Hangin’ Out,” produced by Belief (Ghostface, Talib Kweli) and directed by both Kosha himself, along with Ricky Shabazz and The Boom Bap Boys. “I be hangin’ out” as the song chants, is Kosha’s mantra that embodies his care-free party lifestyle, as he gallivants from LA’s Koreatown to Hollywood with all the likeminded fun loving people that he meets along the way.  “Hangin’ Out,” which is now available for free download, will be featured on Dillz’ forthcoming, currently untitled, EP.. stay tuned for more details!

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Dope Posse Reps For The Third Eye

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Monster of a new posse cut depicts the 3rd eye awareness with verses from M-Dot, Jaysaun (Special Teamz), Nutso, Block McCloud (AOTP), Blacastan (DGZ), B.A.M, Chaundon (Justice League), Tribeca & Shabaam Sahdeeq
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Mixtape Download: Wispers- Flight

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Boston-born rapper Wispers takes off with his latest mixtape Flight, presented, mixed and arranged by Big Steve Gee of Team Bigga Rankin. At eighteen tracks of all original music, featuring guest appearances by Slim (of 112), A-Alike, Lee Charm and more, with production handled primarily by J. Cardim and J. Cannon, among others, Flight highlights Wispers artistic innovation, proving why he’s quickly moving up the ranks in Boston’s Hip-Hop scene. The project is well timed to coordinate with DVD release of the movie bearing the same title. At just under an hour of non-stop music, Flight is now available for free download.. buckle up.

 

 

 

 

Tracklist:
01. Intro (prod. by Big Steve Gee)
02. Way High (feat. A-Alike) [prod. by KD ULP]
03. Turn Up (prod. by Musgrow)
04. Mike Jackson (feat. Spoon Digga)
05. City Lights (prod. by Team Elite)
06. Takin Off (prod. by J. Cardim)
07. Bout Mine (prod. by J. Cannon)
08. Dollas Over Here (feat. Medicine) [prod. by J. Cardim]
09. Unfuckwitable [prod. by J. Cannon] (prod. by J. Cannon)
10. Think I Love Her (feat. Lee Charm)
11. International Player (feat. Slim) [prod. by CJ Williams]
12. No Brakes [prod. by J. Cannon]
13. Feelin Like (prod. by J. Cardim)
14. My Musical (prod. by J. Cannon)
15. Better Off Alone
16. Good Love
17. Still Here
18. Outro (prod. by Big Steve Gee)

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R.H. Bless Shows Us How He Gets Down

New flames from the fam R.H. Bless. If you’re still sleeping wake up!!

Weezy Has Been A Bad Bad Boy

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Damn Weezy you got schooled by the legend Stevie Wonder. I love Weezy’s sex talk (PAUSE!) but I agree this one was a bridge too far. Damn homie!

Stevie Wonder is not happy with Lil Wayne’s vulgar lyrics that reference Emmett Till, a black U.S. teen whose murder in 1955 for allegedly whistling at a white woman changed the national conversation on race and civil rights.

The R&B legend says the rapper’s disturbing verse should not have made it beyond the recording studio for the world to hear.

“You can’t equate that to Emmett Till,” Wonder said. “You just cannot do that. … I think you got to have someone around you that – even if they are the same age or older – is wiser to say, ‘Yo, that’s not happening. Don’t do that.’“

Wonder, who says he is a fan and friend of Lil Wayne, made the comments when asked what he thought of the controversial lyrics in an interview Thursday.

On a remix to Future’s song “Karate Chop,” Lil Wayne compared a rough sex act to the tortuous death of 14-year-old Till in Mississippi. Following a crude reference to rough sex, Lil Wayne indicates that he wanted to do as much damage as had been done to Till.

Till’s family has asked the rapper for an apology, and Epic Records, Future’s label, said the official song will not feature the vulgar words and is employing “great efforts” to pull it down.

Wonder, 62, hopes the 30-year-old Grammy winner understands the perspective of the Till family and chooses his words wisely in the future.

“Sometimes people have to put themselves in the place of people who they are talking about,” Wonder said. “Imagine if that happened to your mother, brother, daughter or your son. How would you feel? Have some discernment before we say certain things. That goes for me or any other (song)writer.”

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DJ Tray Puts Together An Ill Starting Line Up

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DJ Tray put together one hell of a line-up .. and that’s the Truth!!!!!

Hip Hop Lives In The UK

The UK homie Parallax drops this dope live vid of him performing at The Funhouse and demonstrating some of his undeniable skill. Shit is real!

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Trez Takes A Look In The Mirror

 

 

Astoria’s TReZ presents the visuals for “Crescent Moon,” which reveals the Q-Borough emcee’s evil alter ego, and the inner duality that ensues. Self directed, the visuals depicts TReZ at odds with his evil reflection, which he comes to realize has been responsible for his criminal behavior, despite his inherently good nature. Conflicted, TReZ decides the only way to defeat his twin, is to put an end to his own existence. Production is supplied by DJ Skizz of WNYU’s Halftime Show (89 Tech Nine), who fuses hard drums over a haunting sample, which proves to be quite a fitting soundtrack to TREZ’s narrative

UnLearn Drops The Perfect Valentine’s Day Joint

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Our fam UnLearn drops the perfect Valentine’s Day joint in honor tonight’s festivities. As a connoisseur of love songs I can say with authority that this is ill!!

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Al Boges & Dr. Manhattan Drop A Certified Banger

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Here is the first single off Al Boges & Dr. Manhattan’s debut collaboration, “The Golden Silence”. Cuts by DJ Buffalo. Art Work by my brother from another Andreis Costa.

Mixtape Download: Don Streat, S.O.N., Lord Baltimore DDS, Keno Beats- Bmore 2 France

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Bmore 2 France is a 17 track journey that take listeners to the boom-bap days of hip-hop showing a true love of the art through having fun while at the same time touching on topics and dropping some seeds of knowledge that anybody could relate to. Since all the artist are from Baltimore they wanted to break up the monotony of the stereo-typical audio back drop from the wire and just concentrate on being mc’s without any pressure of having anything to live up to. The album is truly an international delight as it features artist from France, Sweden, The Uk and of course the US. The whole Mixtape is produced by Keno Beats from France except two songs which are produced by OZee. Features include Dj Battle, The Boy Blesst, Only the Kid, Cayoz da beast, and Phileas flow. Cuts are handled by Dj Modesty, Dj Qvali, Dj Myzter Hurd, and Jabbathakut.

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Awkword and Chaundon Get Deep

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Our homies Awkword and Chaundon link up for a seriously deep track of social commentary. Immense dopeness.

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Mixtape Download: Mic Handz – SAYYOUAINTKNOW: The Software (Mixed by DJ Modesty)

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Bringing some heat to an otherwise cold month, Mic Handz’ free street album SAYYOUAINTKNOW: The Software, is now available, fulfilling a long held vision for the multi talented Brooklyn emcee. The culmination of many years’ toil, the project stands as a much anticipated answer to the artist’s notable 2008 debut, WHYAINTIONTHERADIO Vol. 1.

Mic Handz kept in good company during the making of the album; to bring this project to fruition, he enlisted such industry greats as Big Daddy Kane, Treach (of Naughty by Nature), MIMS, Sean Price & Tha Rockness Monstah (Heltah Skeltah), Lady Luck, General Steele (of Smiff-n-Wessun) and Lieght & Lee Majors (of Da Bush Babees), among others. Original production is supplied by Chris “TRAXX” Rogers (Cee-Lo, Trick Daddy), Fantom of the Beat (Busta Rhymes, Ghostface, Lil Kim), Aaron “Freedom” Lyles (Angie Stone, Erika Badu) Alterbeats, The Artzmen, Nickel Plated, Brook Brovas and more. Never underestimating the impact those who came before him had on his life and his music, Mic Handz reflects, “Win, lose or draw I got to work with just about every artist that influenced me to wanna rhyme, so I’m comfortable knowing that I made the project I needed to make for me.”

Tracklist:
01. Sayyouaintknow (prod. by The Artzmen)
02. Stay Giving It Up (feat. Sean Price) [prod. by Nick Plated]
03. We Gon Give It Up (feat. Treach) [prod. by Tommy 2 Face]
04. All I Know (feat. Rockness Monstah) [prod. by Alterbeats]
05. Bodega (Skit) [feat. Innocent?] (prod. by Mic Handz)
06. Dem Nukkahs (feat. Innocent?) [prod. by Nick Plated]
07. Dead & Gone (feat. Ajay) [prod. by BOES]
08. Convertible Flow (feat. Mims) [prod. by Khaliphat]
09 Lucky Handz (feat. Lady Luck) [prod. by Tommy 2 Face]
10. Right Where You Stand (Freestyle) [prod. by DJ Premier]
11. In The Streets Again (feat. DJ Modesty) [prod. by Alterbeats]
12. What I’m Made Of (feat. Billionz) [prod. by XYAYX]
13. dempeopledem (feat. Lieght) [prod. by Mic Handz]
14. It Goes Down (feat. Lieght & Rockness Monstah) [prod. by Mr. Khalil]
15. Modern Warfare 4 (prod. by Fantom of the Beat)
16. Spit Crazy (Freestyle) [prod. by Draggz]
17. Money Talks (feat. Shabaam Sahdeeq) [prod. by The Artzmen]
18. Serenade (feat. Lee Majors) [prod. by Crazy DJ Bizzaro]
19. We Organized (feat. Ace Sinna) [prod. by Fantom of the Beat]
20. Lissenup (feat. A.N.G. & The Voice) [prod. by Chris 'Traxx' Rogers]
21. Keepin On (feat. General Steele & Herbert Adams) [prod. by Lyve 10H]
22. Shock the World (Freesytle) [prod. by Automatik]
23. Finally Made It (feat. Big Daddy Kane) [prod. by John 'Jayd' Daniels]

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Mixtape Download: Messy Beatz- Donkey Kong Project

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Wow, and now for something completely different… Got this gem in my inbox today and it’s super fresh project consisting of instrumentals all based around samples from Donkey Kong! I’m so feeling this.

EP Download: Duss Smitto- The Foreign Exchange EP

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Our fam Duss Smitto drops a ridiculously dope new project linking up with UK producer Passion Hifi to craft an international joint of epic proportions!

EP Download: DeeJay Element- Reality Kings & Reason EP

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“Reality Kings & Reason” is DeeJay Element’s debut producer EP which features The Brown Bag AllStars, Sene, ScienZe, Chaundon & more. Download Here

CuzOh! Black And Wordsmith Mutilate The Mic

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Damn! New fire from the family CuzOh! Black and Wordsmith combining forces to mutilate the mic in merciless fashion!

Mic Handz Plus Sean Price Equals Mic Devastation!

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For the final leak off Mic Handz’ SAYYOUAINTKNOW: The Software project which is scheduled for release this Thursday, February 7th, the BK spitter pairs up with his borough mate Sean Price for “Stay Givin It Up.” Production is supplied by Nick Plated, who combines triumphant horn stabs over a soothing flute loop, which sets the stage for Sean P’s lethal bars and Handz’ aggressive mic control. The Software, includes guest appearances by Big Daddy Kane, Mims, Treach (of Naughty by Nature), Sean Price, Rockness Monstah, Shabaam Sahdeeq and General Steele, among others.. stay tuned!

Mic Handz Bring The Boom Bap!

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Upcoming BK spitter Mic Handz is back on the block with “In The Streets Again,” in promotion of the February 7th release of his free street album SAYYOUAINTKNOW: The Software, which is cut, sliced and diced by France’s DJ Modesty of The Real Hip-Hop Show. The track, which is produced by France’s Alterbeats, showcases Handz’ powerful delivery and nimble worldplay over Alterbeats’ neck snapping instrumental, coupled with Modesty’s seamless scratch composition. Stay tuned for more leaks and videos off The Software, which includes guest appearances by Big Daddy Kane, Mims,Treach (of Naughty by Nature), Sean Price, Rockness Monstah, Shabaam Sahdeeq and General Steele, among others.. stay tuned!

Mixtape Download: Nucci Reyo And 730 – Be The Change

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Here it is, the dope collabo between Jersey representative and force for good Nucci Reyo and my brother from another 730. Bump loud and enjoy!

R.H. Bless Kills It in Double Time!

New fire from the fam R.H. Bless off of the God Said So EP which you can download HERE

Awkword and Friends Take It Waaaay Back!

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New heat from the fam Awkword featuring MarQ Spekt, T.Shirt & Kel Spencer.

730 And Nucci Reyo Make Beautiful Music

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Here is the dope title track off the Nucci Reyo X 730 FreEP Be the Change, dropping January 31st.

Oh No Plus Souls Of Mischief Equals Oh Yes!

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Oh No’s album “Disrupted Ads” is out today via Kash Roc Entertainment. The album features one of Oxnard’s finest pairing up with featured guests like Blu, Alchemist, MED, and others while running through a variety of exclusive instrumentals throughout the album.

Today, in celebration of the album release, enjoy the free mp3 download of the song “Controlled Riots” featuring legendary Bay Area group, Souls of Mischief.

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Kaze is Back? Hells Yes!!

 

It’s been over a year since North Carolina’s KAZE, a/k/a 4 Lettters released his Jersey in the Rafters mixtape. Well, the former Loud.com MC contest champion is back on the scene with a new song and video titled “No Agenda,” in promotion for the February 18th release of his Black Kennedy mixtape. Directed by Loot-Tenant Trax and produced by D.R.U.G.S. (50 Cent, “I Just Wanna,” Ludacris “Can You Buy That”), the visuals depict a politically activated KAZE, intermingling with footage of protests and other socially fueled iconography that highlight the problems of the world today. The Tar Heel veteran holds no punches when it comes to expressing his social ideologies. Keep yours eyes and ears open for Black Kennedy, which boasts production from the likes of Analogic, M-Phazes, D.R.U.G.S., Erv Ford and more.. stay tuned!

 

 

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Hip Hop Vs.Obama

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Here is a really dope piece from one of my favorite political sites, The New Republic about hip hop’s shall we say, “mixed” feelings about President Obama

 

At a pre-inaugural party three nights ago, rapper Lupe Fiasco lived up to his reputation for stirring controversy when he played an extended, 30-minute version of his anti-Obama track “Words I Never Said.” For this, he was thrown off the stage by security guards. It’sunclear whether Fiasco was booted for repeating the song’s lyrics ad nauseam or for what StartUp RockOn, the concert’s organizer, described in anofficial statement as a “bizarrely repetitive, jarring performance.” The debacle raises legitimate questions about the wisdom of hiring a politically charged rapper, who routinely bashes Obama, to perform at a party in honor of Obama. But more important are the questions it raises about Obama’s relationship with hip-hop itself, which has gone downhill over the last four years.

During the 2008 campaign, many declared that Obama would be America’s first “hip-hop president,” and not simply because of his race. Whereas previous presidential candidates, Democrats and Republicans alike, treated hip-hop as politically radioactive (remember Clinton’s “Sister Souljah moment”), Obama was eager to embrace it. Betting that he could energize young voters with his hip-hop credentials, he encouraged artists like Jay-Z and Diddy to campaign for him, even perform at campaign events, and he told interviewers about his love of, and appreciation for, hip-hop—at times even singling out performers such as the Fugees, Kanye West, and Jay-Z.

The hip-hop community responded. Although the genre is rooted in antipathy toward the political establishment, and American presidents in particular, rappers lined up in support of the man they hoped would be the first black president. A number of performers—including Busta Rhymes, Young Jeezy, and Nas—indicated that they would cast their first votes in a presidential election, ever, for Obama. And far more drew upon his rhetoric of hope and change in their songs, releasing a barrage of records and mixtapes inspired by Obama’s campaign, including major tracks such as Nas’s “Black President” and Young Jeezy’s anthem “My President.” Fittingly, when Obama was inaugurated in January 2009, Diddy, Jay-Z, and Beyonce had some of the most coveted seats available.

Jay-Z and Beyonce—stalwart supporters (and fundraisers) throughout the 2012 race—were in attendance again at Monday’s inauguration, but the love for (and from) hip-hop hasn’t been the same. Although he said in a 2008 interview that he saw a place for hip-hop in the national dialogue, his engagement with it has largely consisted of slips and quips—calling Kanye West a “jackass” for interrupting Taylor Swift at the Grammy’s,joking at the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner that he sings Young Jeezy to Michelle, revisiting the Kanye remark, and so forth. Yes, he has maintained a close relationship with Jay-Z, self-proclaimed hip-hop royalty, but perhaps more telling was his 29-song campaign playlist for 2012: It didn’t have a single rap song on it. This year’s inaugural playlist is revealing as well; while it does have songs by Nick Cannon and the Far East Movement that would qualify as rap, these aren’t exactly the names you’d expect from the man who claimed to “love” hip hop.

As I argued in an article for The Guardian last summer, many rappers haven’t been feeling the love either. Some, like Immortal Technique and dead prez, have been critical of Obama from the beginning, as has Lupe Fiasco, who became Obama’s most high-profile critic in the hip-hop community. The song that got him yanked offstage this week, “Words I Never Said,” includes the incendiary line “Gaza Strip was getting bombed / Obama didn’t say shit / That’s why I ain’t vote for him.” In subsequent interviews, he doubled down on his criticism, at one point saying, “To me, the biggest terrorist is Obama in the United States of America” and at another describing Obama as “someone who is a great speaker, but kills little children.” Not exactly the kind of guy you’d expect to tone it down at a pre-inaugural concert.

Other rappers have been far more ambivalent in their support. Speech, of Arrested Development, supported Obama in 2008, but came out for Ron Paul in 2011, saying he’d become disillusioned with Obama. But then, as the election approached, Speech hopped back on the bandwagon, taking to social media in support of the president and encouraging others to vote for him. Killer Mike came out in support of Obama in 2008, but on R.A.P. Music, one of the best albums of 2012, he went on the attack. On the song “Reagan,” he characterizes Obama as “just another talking head telling lies on teleprompters” and goes on to compare his foreign policy to the Gipper’s. Yet, even as that song was raising eyebrows across the country, Mike was insisting in interviews that he wanted Obama to win reelection, going so far as to claim that black voters would sell out their race if they didn’t support him in 2012: “If you don’t vote for Obama this time you’re a fuckin’ race traitor,” he said.

The list of mixed signals goes on. The pro-Obama anthems and interview shout-outs of 2008 have been replaced by a much more complex tension. In 2013, things appear headed in the same direction, not only with Lupe’s on-stage antics, but also Big Boi’srecent statement that although he thinks the president “is a nice guy,” he voted for Gary Johnson.

To some extent, all of this was predictable. Whereas in 2008, Obama was on the verge of becoming America’s first black president, by 2012 he had become part of the mainstream political establishment—something hip-hop has always been more comfortable attacking than endorsing. Obama’s record after four years also opened him up to criticism. He appeared to distance himself from the hip-hop community, perhaps viewing it as a liability after the ascent of the Tea Party, but more important was his lack of attention to the pressing concerns facing black America generally. Hip-hop author and activist Bakari Kitwana, whose organization Rap Sessions in 2012 conducted numerous town halls on hip-hop and the youth vote, put it to me simply: “We need candidates who can really be responsive to our issues. Obama demonstrated in his first term that he’s not that candidate, and I’m not expecting that that’s going to change.” Fredrick Harris, a Columbia Professor of Political Science, made a similar point over the weekend, noting that Obama “has spoken less about poverty and race than any Democratic president in a generation.” This, combined with a foreign policy that liberals would be howling about if a Republican were in office, has left some members of the hip-hop community with doubts. And if rap music is, as Chuck D once said, “the black CNN,” then rappers have a responsibility to call it like they see it, regardless of who’s in office.

Barring some significant shifts in policy over Obama’s second term, this fraying relationship isn’t likely to be mended. But for Kitwana, there is hope to be found in hip-hop activism. “At a grassroots activist level, I think there were more young activists who used hip-hop to engage their constituents in 2012 than in 2008,” he says. “There were not only more people participating, but there was a more sophisticated approach to organizing.” Yes, Lupe Fiasco and others may be dissatisfied with the president’s first term, but the broader role of hip-hop in politics, Kitwana says, is bigger than the president: “The Obama administration is just a blip on the radar screen of a long journey that we’re engaged in, and I think people who are really serious about the role hip-hop political organizing can play in electoral politics are looking past the Obama years to 2016, 2020, and beyond.”

In the meantime, we may begin to hear more voices of dissent from within the hip-hop community. Everyone understands that a president’s first term is largely about securing a second, but now that Obama has done that, it’s time for him to start delivering to the constituencies that were instrumental in getting him elected.  If he doesn’t, expect more rappers to echo the disappointment in the Blue Scholars’s 2011 song “Hussein”—about Obama, not Saddam—which opens, “This ain’t the hope or the change you imagined.”

Via The New Republic

Mixtape Download: Wais P-’PV$$Y RICH

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After dropping several successful leaks and staying on the grind, the signed, stamped, and approved – tested P.I.M.P. positive Brooklyn panderer Wais P is as long last pleased to present his latest offering, PV$$Y RICH. At 20 tracks deep, the mixtape includes a slew of features from the likes of Mario Winans8Ball & MJGDevin the DudeAction Bronson,Mistah F.A.B.Sauce Money, in addition to Wais’ artist Took Da Locsta, who’s featured on both the title track, and track 14, “Real Pimps.” Production on PV$$Y RICH is supplied byDrum GangDomingoM-PhazesSebbJ Gambit and more, and is now available for free download. So whether your pimpin’ hoes, slammin’ Cadillac do’s, or choppin’ Os, make sure you got PV$$Y RICH in the deck!

 

 

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Mixtape Download: Phoniks- Basement Vibes

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I got this gem of a remix mixtape in my inbox this morning. Dope jazzy 90 era beats laid under classics from the likes of Nas, Mos Def, and Biggie. This is dopeness!

Red Eye, Marvalyss and Midaz The Beast GO IN On The New World Order

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Few tracks can take you to a place where the world and all it’s bullshit stop for a few minutes and you’re faced with SOME real perspective. The dark, ominous vibe of the beat compliments and yet is the antithesis to the unfiltered message woven into the fabric of every verse. These three emcees seamlessly bring together consciousness and grimey,raw, hard hitting fire on this ridiculous beat…this joint is most definitely a rare beast!

Red Eye feat. Marvalyss x Midaz the Beast – Sample Sized Genocide (Prod by MoSS)

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Mixtape Download: R.H. Bless- God Said So The EP

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Is there a better way to start the day than a new mixtape from our family R.H. Bless? I think not. Download and bump loud his new mixtape because GOD SAID SO HERE

Introducing Art Craft Emaculate

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Always repping for the underground and keeping our ears to the streets for new talent, We Goin IN is excited to introduce our readers to a dope MC from the place where I dwell New Jeruz. I actually met Art Craft Emaculate on that good old standby the NJ Transit train! We started building and talking about hip hop and from there exchanged info. Peep out a selection of some his music below and if you live in the NYC area you can check him out live rocking with the incredible Styles P on January 27th. Peep the info Here

Shine Your Light feat. Chingy Shells

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Slippen

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Day To Day feat. S Rock and J Solo

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Get Paid

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Nitty and Al Boges Are Setting Fires

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My brother from another Guess Who put me on to some dope new music out of update NY that he designed the cover art for. This is freshness and be on the lookout for an EP from Al Boges dropping soon…

Nitty and Al Boges- Burn It Down

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Can’t Knock The Hustle- Guerilla Black Edition

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Biggie impersonator, unremarkable rapper, and former Target security guard Guerilla Black has been nabbed on credit card fraud. Despite the tile of this post, he evidently HAS been knocked for this hustle!

 

Compton rapper Guerilla Black was arrested in connection with a major credit card fraud investigation, police said Wednesday.

The 35-year-old rapper, whose real name is Charles Tony Williamson, was taken into custody Wednesday morning by local officers and agents from the U.S. Secret Service, according to the Manhattan Beach Police Department.

Black and four others were apprehended by authorities who served search warrants at seven locations across Los Angeles County. Black was on a pre-trial release after being indicted by federal authorities in Washington on fraud charges, Manhattan Beach police said in a statement.

In the Los Angeles-area fraud case, Black and the others allegedly took in profits in excess of $20,000 a month, according to police. Local authorities said the fraud resulted in losses at financial institutions in the United States and foreign countries including England, Switzerland and Nigeria.

A 2005 Times article noted that Black has a voice and appearance that some people have said are similar to Notorious B.I.G.

Black was born in Chicago and raised in Compton. Before becoming a rapper, he worked as a security guard at Target.

Via The LA Times

SmCITY and Maffew Ragazino Get Real

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DMV native SmCity links up with Brooklynite Maffew Ragazino to explore the idea of “all we have is sports and entertainment.” Its no coincidence they decided to drop this socially aware track on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Be on the look out for a the official music video for “Sports & Entertainment” coming soon. This song will be featured on SmCity’s upcoming project Dream Cemetery, available on March 9th.

Queens Keeps On Taking It!

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As Coalmine Records edges closer to the 2nd Quarter release of their long awaited compilation, Unearthed, the Brooklyn indie drops the project’s next single, “Naturally Born,” which features Q-Borough mic veterans Big Noyd, Large Professor and Kool G Rap. Produced by the legendary Queens-based beatsmith Ayatollah, the soundscape is rooted in a Golden Era motif that boasts a scratch chorus courtesy of DJ Dutchmaster, who blends quotables from other Queens County icons such as Run-D.M.C., Nas, N.O.R.E., Royal Flush and Prodigy.

Stay tuned for more leaks off Unearthed, which includes appearances from Pharoahe Monch, Blu, Sean Price, The Artifacts, Apathy, Rah Digga, Fashawn, Billy Danze (of M.O.P.), Torae and more. Producers tapped include Nottz, M-Phazes, !llmind, Khrysis, Young Cee, Ayatollah, G-Squared and BeanOne, among others.

The Audible Doctor & maticulous Craft An Ode To A Much Loved Fish

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Audible Doctor and Maticulous make up the group known as Audimatic. Peep our there new freshness (get it, freshness, fresh fish? Yeah I’m a genius) below.

EP Download: Supastition- The Blackboard EP

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North Carolina’s own Supastition releases ‘The Blackboard EP’, a FREE 8-track digital EP. The project serves as a “thank you” to the listeners who continued to support his music after his sudden departure from the music business in 2010. The Blackboard is about returning to the basics of emceeing and rediscovering that vintage sound that Supastition has been known for since his debut album in 2002.

The project features the critically acclaimed, ‘Yada Yada‘, the conceptual ‘Best Worst Day‘, and the boom bap inspired ‘Indestructible‘. The only guest appearances on The Blackboard EP are the DJ duo,Faust & Shortee, and German-based vocalist Dominique. Production on the EP is handled by longtime producers Marco PoloM-phazesVeterano, the Mighty DR, and Croup as well as Rik Marvel andDirty Art Club. Along with the EP, a Lyric book and write-up about each song has been included with the download of the EP via Supastition’s Bandcamp page.