Sunday, June 30, 2013

Grover Washington Presents: Return To The Classics "A New Hope" (Ft. Charisma) - Audio Download

Lancecape presents you the forth single off his new project Return To The Classics. "A New Hope" Grover Washington Ft. Charisma.
If you are a Hip Hop fan like Lancecape is, than this Grover Washington sample needs no introduction. From super groups like EPMD to Black Moon it was a clear cut choice why this sample was to be chopped for this project.

Lancecape called upon Scarborough native, producer/MC Charisma to lace a verse on this beat. Lancecape states "Just from the high hat pattern alone. I knew Charismawould be the best fit for this song". Lancecape was right. Charisma came in and slaughtered 24 killer bars. With a dope flow and ill lyrics, Charisma did nothing less than justice to this Lancecape production.

TWITTER: @Lancecape
INSTAGRAM: @Lancecaper

Saturday, June 29, 2013

John Wize - "Project 1.0" (Producer Tape) - Free Download LP

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Project 1.0" is John Wize' first official release, even though he has been making music for over seven years now. John Wize, member of the Stereo Crew, is a producer and occasional vocalist from Detroit and has lend his production skillz to not only his crew members Stereo Boyz but also local artists Supa Emcee, Valid, Side Notes Marvin Winans and others.
John Wize did not only want to make a beat tape, but wanted to introduce his music all around, so he put together a compilation of instrumentals and full tracks (featuring Stereo Boyz, Perfect Eclipse, B-Side and more), with every song on the project produced by him.
John Wize is a fan of 90s Hip Hop as well as Soul Music and anything that he feels will make a good sample. His influences are the likes of Curtis Mayfield, J.Dilla, Isaac Hayes, Pete Rock as well as Kanye West. 
About his vision for his music he says: "I want to pay homage to my influencers and at the same time teach my generation about the art of sampling".

"Project 1.0" is a well rounded project, with beats & rhymes for all hip hop heads alike. Check it out and grab your free download below.

Allies of Terror - "The League Of Shadows" - New Audio Single

We love Hardcore Underground HipHop, so we are proud to bring you the latest single from Allies Of Terror called    The League Of Shadows which is also the LP's title.  This is pure dopeness at it's best, if you are a fan of Jedi Mind Tricks, L.C.O.B. or Immortal Technique you will definitely appreciate what this group brings to the table.  Check them out below.

Friday, June 28, 2013

JDS FILMS Presents: The Cypher Effect (Video)

I wanted to share the newest session of The Cypher Effect featuring some of the dopest Underground Emcees in the world. This one features R-MEAN, JOE PESHI, STACEE ADAMZ , MAC LUCCI ( DPG ) , GERM FREE, YOUNG KNOX and DIZASTER . This session was hosted by the talented DJ LALA.  Check it out below and tell us what you think.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Tommy "Mr Controversy" Sotomayor Gives His Take On The 16 Year Old Girl Who Was Murdered Over Facebook Post By 20 Year Old Man - (Video)

My man Tommy is back at it again with his views about the 16 year old girl who was murdered because of her Facebook post by a 20 year old man.  He has some valid points in this video yet I probably wouldn't have quite worded it the same I feel him.  Let us know what you think about the video below.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Slaine Talks About What He Likes Best Rapping Or Acting With Jack Thriller Of ThisIs50.Com - Video

Thisis50 & Young Jack Thriller recently spoke with Slaine for an exclusive interview!  Slaine talks about his role in "Killing Them Softly" and "Gone Baby Gone", gaining his buzz, how he became an actor, Ben Affleck, and talks about his new mixtape "The Boston Project".

Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Wah Wah Collective - "Rock The Wah Wah" (Eclectic Soul) - Video

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In preparation for long overdue Wah Wah Collective album check out our new album teaser ‘Rock The Wah Wah’. We have also provided a link for a FREE track ‘You are somebody (Eternal Inspiration) – an inspirational joint to play when times get hard. A little Wah Wah Ain’t Gonna Hurt Nobody.
The Wah album features over fourteen tracks from various artists we have worked with over the years caressed in nusoul, urban dance, hip hop beats and latin grooves all coming together to create an eclectic treatment. Many of our original vinyl releases distributed by UK labels Kudos Records and Goya music have finally been remastered for the CD album. The album is scheduled to drop in late 2013 but before then feelers will be sent out to all you funky cats… stay tuned.

Dom Servini, Straight No Chaser (Magazine)
 Singles Review  ‘ Tell Me Why’

" ‘Not to be confused with the record label with the same name, The Wah Wah Collective come through with their second 12” release, and it’s the best so far. Fiona Faye’s vocals fit really nicely in to this downtempo jazz ditty with its tender fender rhodes and soulful strings. Perfect after-hours listening."

The Wah Wah Collective is right now what you could call a Trans-Atlantic group with beats from London & France and with vocals and production also stemming from Italy and the US. The Wah released vinyl only EP's and Singles in the mid-00's gaining some notoriety for their mixture of neo-soul with alternative dance. Several titles from the Wah Wah Collective roster were supported with UK Regional Radio airplay on shows such as Rosie Kendrick(Late Lounge) (Jazz/Smooth 102.2 FM (UK)), Patrick Forge (The Cosmic Jam – Kiss 100 FM (London)) and also on US radio withRafe Gomez, The Groove Boutique Jazz show on KJZY FM (New York).

Artist:   Wah Wah Collective
Label:    I-innovate (UK)
Scheduled album release date:   Fall 2013 (Autumn)
Genre: Nusoul, Hip hop, Latin grooves, Nujazz, Breaks & Eclectic Rhythms
Format (s): digital download (iTunes/Amazon etc) & CD Album Release supported with 12' Vinyl re-issues

Masters Of Ceremony Touring With Raekwon On The F.I.L.A Tour

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After a great deal of work, investments and self devotion; Masters of Ceremony is finally getting their chance to rise up and perform across the Canadian market with The Chef him self Raekwon. The duo previously known as raw illest continues to leaves their fans, friends and family members wondering what they will accomplish next. After the release of their latest self titled EP "Masters Of Ceremony" the urge to get on the stage began to surface. With the help and dedication of New Media Records and their management team lead by their 5 year long manager Joferson Blanco; the duo soon found themselves preparing for their biggest obstacle yet. From time to time it may seem like rappers are mostly speaking about themselves, how ever the truthful meaning behind their art can be far more than most could interpret. Masters of ceremony strives towards a much bigger goal while facing the adversities of making their music sound socially acceptable. This duo unlike most others portrait a sense of awareness for the musical content, "We seek to awaken the masses by encouraging the pursuit of ones goals and ambitions". Abstrakts' unique ability to captive and entertain aligned with his counterpart Grenades' lyrical metaphors makes this an interesting duo to watch perform. If your looking to watch the duo perform you can catch them as the special guess performers on Raekwons' F.I.L.A (Fly Luxurious International Art) tour. With the support of their official sponsors Pangea Life Essential and HRTLS Design Co and their official DJ 1oak (1 of a kind) from Los Angeles, this tour will be one to be remembered! 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Kid Tsunami - “Twothousand40” (Ft.Masta Ace) - Audio Download
Debut LP from producer Kid Tsunami, The Chase, featuring an all-star cast including Sean Price, O.C., KRS-One, Kool G Rap, Masta Ace, Pharoahe Monch, Kool Keith and many more! The Chase was be released digitally on June 18th 2013 with CD and Double Vinyl LP to shortly follow. Distributed by The Orchard, Fat Beats New York and Obese Records Australia. Out on Headbop Music.

Tracklisting for Kid Tsunami’s The Chase LP:

1.) AR Toxic f/ Kool Keith w/ Chuck Chilla (guitar)
2.) Bang Exclusive f/ Sean Price w/ Chuck Chilla (guitar)
3.) Get It f/ Prince Po
4.) Catch Wreck f/ O.C.
5.) Twothousand40 f/ Masta Ace
6.) On Course f/ Thirstin' Howl the 3rd & Sadat X
7.) What It Was f/ J-Live
8.) No Guarantees f/ Yesh
9.) Worldwide Connex f/ Craig G
10.) Take It Back f/ El Da Sensei
11.) Down Pat f/ Percee P
12.) Authentic f/ Bahamadia
13.) The First Letter f/ AG
14.) Art Of War f/ Kool G Rap
15.) These Are The Facts f/ KRS-One
16.) The Chase f/ Buckshot, Chubb Rock, Pharoahe Monche & Jeru The Damaja
***all tracks produced by Kid Tsunami

Rilgood - “Corrupter” (Prod by kechPhrase) - Audio Download

 Here's the second leak off Rilgood's upcoming "Kingdom" Mixtape due out later this summer. The song touches on the nature of dictatorship and corruption that took place in Nigeria and many African countries for the past few decades. Instead of being preachy, Rilgood wrote the record with the attitude and disposition of the corrupt African leaders while maintaining the Brooklyn aura.This is what Real HipHop is all about check him out below.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Ugly Heroes - "Ugly" (Ft. DJ Eclipse) - Audio Download

Ugly Heroes releases bonus track to announce release of their self-titled album on VINYL!!!
Detroit's most consistent producer, Apollo Brown, comes through with his trademark sound - brassy horn chops, vinyl crackle, and layered drums that knock just right.  Definitely turn this one up and let Apollo's production  bump at it's head-nodding, face scrunching best. 
Red Pill jumps out first with a quick shout to Mello for making the deal on this record: "It ain't a major deal yet, but it ain't minor shit / got the industry by the throat with an iron grip."  By :53 seconds in Pill puts a sock in all those armchair comment box reviewers mouths with a display of lyrical wordplay that I'll leave you to unravel on the repeated rewind.  After the verse, DJ Eclipse lays a gorgeous scratch hook, reminding people Ugly Heroes is Ugly as ever.
The second verse finds Chicago veteran Verbal Kentchoking listeners out with their livestrong bracelets.  Verbal proves he's a bad dude like Erykah... knocking your wheaties bowl offa the table, liftin you up and literally throwin' you offa the label.  Then at 2:16 Mr. Kent decides to jump it up a notch and match Pills tongue twisting throw down with another display that leaves your pause button worn.
Before it's over Apollo masterfully brings it back to a sit down soul stirring conversational tone.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

J. Cole - "Dollar & A Dream Tour" (Miami Round-Up) [Video]

As he gears up for the release of his eagerly anticipated sophomore album, Born Sinner, J. Cole has hit the road for his Dollar & A Dream tour, a series of shows around the states with entry costing one one dollar and based on a first come first served basis.
The first stop on the tour was Miami, Florida and the Dreamville team bring us a short visual recap of what went down. Press play below.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Duck Down Visuals Presents: Verse Unheard With Joey Bada$$ - Video

'Verse Unheard' is a new series from Duck Down Visuals featuring artists spitting their favorite verse that has yet to be released. 
First up...BK's own Joey Bada$$ performs a verse from "Swank," off his upcoming project, 'Summer Knights,' out June 12th.

Sundance Channel Picks Up 50 Cent & Jamie Oliver's Reality Show 'Dream School' - (Article)

50 Cent's empire continues to expand. Variety reports that the Sundance Channel has picked up six hour long episodes of his andJamie Oliver's reality show "Dream School."  Oliver originally created the format in the U.K. The uplifting reality show centers on troubled teens who are inspired to turn their lives around as they are taught by leading professionals in different fields, be it musicians, politicians, filmmakers or scientists.
The series of 'Dream School' we did in the U.K. was one of the things I’m most proud of. We literally changed the lives of many of the kids for the better," Oliver said. "Despite being told in school that they would never achieve anything, they were actually very gifted at art or acting and went on to achieve great things."
The program is being executive produced under Oliver's Fresh One Prods banner and 50's G-Unit Films and TVAndrew Jamesonand Jonathan Grosskopf are also on board as executive producers.
The importance of ‘Dream School’ is monumental. Helping to inspire these students to reach their potential is personally gratifying",”50 said.  Forget about what people say about 50, he is one of the few rappers who profit off of products that help and empowers people.  

Sunday, June 16, 2013

A-Alikes – "Whole Life" (Ft.M1 of Dead Prez) - Official Video

 A-Alikes EP titled “Us Against Them” is finally here. And here’s the official music video for their first single. Lovin’ the visuals and message in the music! Really reminiscent of that rawdead prez RBG sound that we’ve become used to over the years. Purchase here and Check out more info on the group as well as the EP Stream for “Us Against Them” over at

Out Da Box Radio Sits Down With Apollo Brown - (Audio)

This week Out Da Box Radio did a special interview with Michigan based Mello Music Group Producer “Apollo Brown”. We were fortunate to speak with Apollo a few weeks ago to discuss specifics about his music history and recent career success. He took the time to speak in-depth about how he got his start and who some of his influences were in music. We also got a chance to reflect on some of his recent successful projects, like the “Trophies LP” with O.C., The Guilty Simpson Project (Dice Game), and this year’s collabo project with Ghostface and Ugly Heroes. Apollo also took a moment to give some insight into his studio set up and equipment range by noting his preference towards using more minimalist/vintage equipment which he feels is best suitable for his style and just as effective as any updated software or new piece of music equipment. Apollo also reflected on what it was like to produce an Alternate version of Ghostface Killah’s “TRTD” Album A.K.A(The Brown Tape) stating that he had never heard of the original version and it felt like he was recording the music backwards, by having to produce around the pre-recorded vocals. In closing, Apollo brought us up to date on his latest collabo group project with emcee’s Verbal Kent and Red Pill better known as “Ugly Heroes”. It was a great pleasure to speak with such a talented and accomplished producer of our time. With so much great music already under his belt, I can only see further progress and success on this brother’s journey. I certainly wish him the best as he continues to grow musically in the future. Definitely feel free to pick up some of his recent releases over a mellomusic when you get a chance. In the meantime be sure to check out our insightful radio interview with Apollo Brownhimself. 

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Femi The DriFish & The Out Of Water eXperience

Femi The DriFish & The Out Of Water eXperience  |  Baltimore, MD  |  Alternative / SOUL-LYRICAL-HIPHOP-FUNK-ROCK / SOUL-LYRICAL-HIPHOP-FUNK-ROCK
Members: The DriFish, Alexis, Mo-Rece, Spyda, KP, Nate, Chuck



 "Greetings, we come in peace and virtue, do not be alarmed we're not here to hurt you..."

Whats better than good with all of you who are reading this email, especially those of you that can read this email (I'm illiterate, I see letters & words as abstract drawings). This is Femi the Drifish, your elected light skinned Sydney Poitier and self appointed Francios EL LA poo-poo just giving you the info on whats happening next, like this Friday and beyond.

If you are in the Washington DC area, you should join us this Friday June 14th, I'm gonna be rocking LIVE and sharing the stage with singer guitarist songwriter, Sahffi Lynne & poet, spoken word artist publisher, Christopher K.P. Brown @ Songwriters & Poets Indie Adams Morgan, 2327 18th St. NW Washington DC, 20009. Show starts at 8pm (Sharp). 

Admission is $15 at the door but get your $10 advance tickets online at;

Also, a new select mic-- Hosted by David Ross aka NativeSon is starting this month with a featured guest: Ms. Rebecca Dupas
At Aesthetic Boutique,
6400 Frederick Rd, Cationsville, MD 
Door open at 8:30pm

A night of performance entertainment with selected special guests performing anything from poetry to live music. A spotlight interview with the featured guest artist of the night w/audience commentary. Raffle drawings/games. Drink and Mingle 8:30-9pm. Show starts at 9pm.

Reciprocity is a mutual exchange. It is something given, performed, or felt in return. It creates a balanced, inviting atmosphere of love, laughter, and optimal entertainment. Reciprocity establishes a current of cycling energy that will invigorate and stimulate mind and body. Give love, receive love. Smile and have a good time.

More shows happening this month so look out for us.
Till next time

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Young Dirty Bastard (O.D.B.'s son) Speaks to J. Medina Of SHADE45

 Young Dirty Bastard The son of the late Old Dirty Bastard, spoke with J.Medina & Money Nels about his upcoming projects, which include new mix tape, upcoming performances and new reality show on VH1. He also expressed how he feels about Dame Dash holding on to the rights to his fathers music. SHADE45 does it again with another great tribute to HipHop.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

CASTLE - "See, Here's The Thing" - Curated by Has-Lo - (Audio)

North Carolina emcee and producer CASTLE is preparing to release his MMG debut "Gasface" July 23rd.  To keep people from feeling blindsided by such a big bag a dope, we brought in Has-Lo to curate a pre-release Ep of unreleased CASTLE  material to introduce listeners.  Ultra-lyrical, heavily satirical, and way beyond the empirical: CASTLE.
"She the one I never lie to
And shorty will try you
But I keep her around because
she roll up better than I do...I do..."

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Meta P - "Wolves" (Ft. Apathy & Swann Notty) - Audio Download
 Meta P is a Rhode Island Native who is known for everything from dark "horrorcore" to deep and touching subjects such as "Dragonfly," which examined and explored the recent death of his twin sister; which was verified on his most recent LP Edison Ink. In June 2012, Meta was named "Best Rap Act of 2012" by the Providence Phoenix and has been featured in the Boston Phoenix, East Bay Newspapers and has also performed with acts such as Onyx, Action Bronson, Raekwon and appeared on tracks alongside Apathy, Celph Titled and DJ Doo Wop just to name a few.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Zo! - "Count To Five" (Ft. Phonte & Gwen Bunn) - Official Video
Yeah this video reminds me of the Yo Gabba Gabba episode with “The Roots” Live Performance. Gotta lol at the quirky, funny vibe to the video. However the music is Quality as usual! Zo!’s latest album “ManMade” in stores now.