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Free Mp3: Black Oprea – Behold The Opera [prod. by yU]


The mysterious hiphop collective known as The Black Opera flexes their muscle on their latest single, Behold The Opera, from their upcoming fourth studio album, The Great Year. Producer yU (of Diamond District) provides a menacing backdrop driven by stiff high-hats , bass, and ominous operatic voice samples, as the two founding TBO members plunder weak emcees with bars chock-full of poignant and razor sharp rhymes. Between TBO’s previous off-kilter single, “No Water,” and their latest offering, the group highlights the diversity and singularity of “The Great Year,” officially declaring their “shift to a new era.”


Stream: Singapore Kane feat. REKS & Danny Sky High McClain – Good With Mines


New Video: SkoobyD – Never Know

Upcoming independent artist SkoobyD performs a cover called “Never Know” to the Dr. Dre beat Xxplosive. The music video is episode 3 season 2 of his music video series “JussAnothaDayInThaHood” .You can find this song on his latest mixtape titled “Nothing Matters”, which released on March 21, 2014. The mixtape is about SkoobyD telling situations that he has seen and has been through.


New Video: Pugs Atomz – GYCO Get ya cameras out (Prod By Japandrew)

In this time we are recorded everywhere we go from the streets to the bank to the club. We video tape everything with our phone and at times don’t even react to the things we record. GYCO (Get ya cameras out) addresses this issue head on by Pugs atomz. Enjoy….

Nowadays you can’t walk down the street without almost running into someone on their phone, blankly staring at their screens. Hell, I’m guilty of it at damn near all times. Nothing can be missed and everything must be documented. That concert you’re at? Well, you need to film the whole thing. Will you ever, ever revisit that footage? Hell no.
But it’s there just in case. Today, Pugslee pokes fun at this trend with “GYCO” – or Get Your Cameras Out. Nowadays we don’t even help people, we just pull out our phones and yell WORLDSTAR. Things will never change, but it’s still fun to have a laugh at it.

Technology will move one, so we need to as well. -Andrew Barber


New Video: Big Lo feat. Junky Goods, Stess The Emcee & Mel Funk – More Like 2.0

Big Lo releases the lastest visual entitled “More Like 2.0″ off his album “Magnum Opiates”.

The song features Junky Goods, Stess The Emcee & Mel Funk and was produced by Timeless.


Stream: Jordan Chude – 02:00AM

NYU Music Business student Jordan Chude, (pronounced shawd) releases the second single from his #NoMoreAmateurRecords series, “02:00AM.” The series revolves around Chude’s heightened standard for his music and re-comittment to delivering his best work. The first single, “The Blooming (Part II),” served as strong introduction to the series. His second single, “02:00AM” is a more somber, calm and collected track than the first, with only a sample and Chude’s reflective vocals and lyrics. Stream “02:00AM” above and be on the lookout for more content from his #NoMoreAmateurRecords series in the following weeks.


Free Mp3: Darkim Be Allah – What We Wanna Do [Prod By Endemic Emerald]

Veteran NYC Emcee Darkim be Allah unleashes a new single from upcoming collaboration project with Producer Endemic Emerald. The record is a New York style banger with sharp intensely delivered rhymes from Darkim and a raw melodic backdrop from Endemic. “We were working closely with Endemic Emerald for a minute before he moved to NYC last year, so it was only a matter of time before we came with a collaboration project” says Darkim who has his Fame Labs team representing on the album. Endemic Emerald [Formerly Just Endemic] is originally from the UK and has released his Terminal Illness 2 project to critical acclaim as well as working with artists such as Immortal Technique, Royal Flush, Tragedy Khadafi, Shabaam Sadeeq, Easy Mo Bee, Bankai Fam, Nutso & many more since dwelling in Brooklyn.


New Video: StupidGenius – Pull Up

StupidGenius drop a visual for their newest track “Pull Up” (Prod. Lil Rich). No matter the function make sure you #PullUp. The aesthetic for this video was inspired by the feeling of summertime parlays and kicking it with the crew. Just another summer day in Lowell, MA aka #MillCity


New Video: Ramo DaJaneiro – Rock With Me

Detroit rapper/producer Ramo DaJaneiro (“Running All Muthaf–kas Over”) presents the Frost Is Rad-directed music video for “Rock With Me”, the self-produced new single from his new album Laugh Now Laugh Later. He dropped his first album R.A.M.O. in 2012 (click here to check out R.A.M.O. on Bandcamp and here to watch the video for “Ya’ll Ain’t Fking With Me”). “When I put this track together I wanted to sample it a different kind of way. I played around with the key’s on the midi board and came across what I thought was a distinct sound.” Regarding the Laugh Now Laugh Later album he says that during its making “so much s–t was going on that I couldn’t do nothing but laugh about. No sense in crying or complaining about your problems because everyone has them. If you can’t do nothing about it you move on. If you can fix it, that’s what you do – figure out a way to solve your problems.”


New Video: Five Steez – Welcome

Independent artist, Five Steez, has released the new music video for his latest single, ‘Welcome’, from his upcoming digital EP, ‘These Kingston Times’. The video, directed by Nathan Cowan of Caribbean Films in association with Bubbla G, Rocket Media and The Talent Inc, shows Five Steez traversing the streets of Kingston, Jamaica, beginning in Trench Town, the neighbourhood of Reggae icon, Bob Marley, and the father of Hip Hop, DJ Kool Herc.


Free Mp3: BLUNDER – RESERVATIONS (Prod. by Dream Koala)

Upstate NY rapper, Blunder dropped the 2nd single and title track off of his upcoming EP, “Reservations”. This song is nothing short of a confessional from Blunder. He explains his fears, describes what his eyes see, and shares his plans for his future. “Reservations” builds up as you listen, ending with a powerful outro that becomes almost hypnotizing.


Stream: CM & Tha Silent Partner – What’s It All For

BlocSonic presents the first single from CMakaCreative and Tha Silent Partner entitled “What’s It All For” off their debut EP. “Bloc Sonics”.

“What’s It All For” sees CM supplying honest, unfiltered wordplay over Tha Silent Partner’s piano ladden boom bap presentation.