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BBU, the four-man Chicago-based group of rappers Jasson Perez, Epic, Illekt, and DJ Esquire, is excited to release their new single, “The Hood.” The track, featuring GLC and produced by Classick, is taken from BBU’s forthcoming bell hooks mixtape, presented by Mad Decent and mixed by DJ Benzi, which will be released February 14th via Mishka Records.

While “The Hood,” doesn’t embody the same Juke-inspired sound of previous singles, the track continues the group’s knack for blending the unexpected, bringing together the Windy City’s old and new guard. “GLC is the homie, and a legend in Chicago hip-hop,” says Epic. “We feel blessed to be on a track with him,” adds Jasson, noting that GLC’s unique brand of “ism” is a perfect fit for the song. “But really, it’s about community, about building a movement.”

“The song is about how people can be judged for speaking slang, and how it can make others look at them as being uneducated,” explains Illekt. “But slang is such a great thing, because it’s who we are and it represents our generation.” The song’s chorus tackles the topic head on, with lines like, “Why you talk like that? Because I’m from the hood/ And that’s all I heard, and all I understood,” while the first verse drives the point home from the opening bar: “They look down on me, cause the way I talk/ My vocabulary probably outline them in chalk.”

Download “The Hood” here.

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Without further delay; I have had the pleasure to work with this guys for the best year and time and time again they put out quality music. Brown Bag Allstars embodies what hip hop is all about. Their catalog runs deep like a fat girl’s grocery list. Anyways, they’ve been kind enough to put together a collection of music they put out throughout the year. Download for free and enjoy. Support the movement. BROWN BAG ALLLLLLLLLLLLSTARS!

Download The Brown Bag AllStars’ “2011: A Year In Review” HERE

Following the recent release of their mixtape, Platinum, and as they continue to prepare for their anticipated new album, Diamond, the Constant Deviants duo of rapper M.I. and producer DJ Cutt continue to leak exclusive, all-original non-album tracks to hold fans over. Premiering today is “Walk of Fame,” a track which stays true to the Deviants’ sample-driven and boom-bap-embracing sound.

Reinforcing their New York roots – the duo splits their time between Brooklyn and Baltimore, Maryland – “Walk of Fame” contains a Frank Sinatra sample while the drums are sampled from the classic “Impeach The President” break, by the Honey Drippers. Raw, dusty and full of soul, “Walk of Fame” is more of a race to better days than anything. As M.I. says of the message, “We’re just kind of relaying some of the urban plight and expressing a plan to escape!”

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With only one week until the November 30th release of hasHBrown’s new album, Break Something, the Houston-based rapper/producer stays busy, giving fans yet another single from the project. In the past weeks, hasH has released the video for “Heaven,” not to mention his collaboration with Detroit’s Guilty Simpson on the song “Break The Chain,” and now, hasH is excited to unveil his latest single, “This Is It,” which also features singer Dannie Walker on the chorus.

“The main inspiration was going out on the town and knowing that at this ‘one spot’ you were going to hear good music, no matter what,” explains hasHBrown. “Some venues and events are known for their nightlife party atmosphere but what draws me in to going out to a bar or lounge is if I know that I’m going to hear dope music while I party.” And in telling his story, hasH keeps things creative with a feel good track, one that maybe extends a little beyond his core audience, but also one that allows the up-and-coming do-it-all to avoid having his music put into a box.

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Multitalented MC/producer hasHBrown is happy to announce the release of his brand new single, “The Death Penalty.” This is the first single from his solo sophomore album, Break Something, which will be released as a free download on November 30th.

Coming straight out of Houston, TX, hasHBrown began his rhyming career alongside John Dew and Hip-Phonix with the hip-hop trio, The Council, until 2008 when he started releasing solo mixtapes. Fast forward three years, and now hasHBrown is ready to release Break Something, the follow-up to his cathartic EP, Relationsh*t, featuring guests like Guilty Simpson, Dustin Prestige and Dannie Walker. “It’s a departure from my core sound,” HB says of the new project. “This project is more influenced by rock and funk. So it’s going to sound a lot different, more aggressive.”

In keeping with this newfound sound, hasHBrown’s first single off of Break Something is “The Death Penalty,” a cautionary tale for anybody looking to question his skills or test his authority. “Any person in a leadership role will be challenged by new comers that may want the spot they obtain,” explains HB. “In essence, the ‘penalty’ of leadership could get you killed, and in this song I’m defending my mantle as one of the best newcomers out of Houston, TX.”

Although hasHBrown produced many of the songs on Break Something under his other moniker, Jett I. Masstyr, he chose a beat by another Houston producer, YPhoenix, after hearing it at a beat battle. “I’m a sucker for crazy samples and fierce drums,” says HB. “We built our relationship from just talking about his production after the battle. Then, he sent it over, and natural inspiration took over.” Lyrics like “This the calm before the storm/ above average to the norm/ I’m a savage Jason Bourne/ Contract killer but I’m calm,” and heavy guitar-driven samples establish the song’s badass attitude and reiterate what hasHBrown is about, which is, according to him, “I’m here, I’m not scared, and I go hard.”

Download “The Death Penalty” for free here: http://media.audibletreats.com/hasHBrown-The_Death_Penalty.mp3

Big Pooh has conjured up a whopping new remix with some big names to go along with it. “They Say,” the most recent single released from Pooh’s upcoming album, Dirty Pretty Things, gets a once-over by producer Focus…, along with some stellar guest verses from two rappers who have spent much of their now legendary careers unjustly overshadowed, namely, Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest and T3 of Slum Village.

“I wanted to do a remix that felt like when Pete Rock or DJ Premier used to remix records, give it a whole new feel,” says Big Pooh. “As I was listening to the track and thinking about the message, I reached out to two legends from legendary groups who’s contributions and skills may have also been overlooked.” With Big Pooh’s first verse untouched, the remix moves on to Phife’s honest dialogue, sparring with the opinions of music fans who have may doubted his skills as a solo artist. T3, who closes out the track, offers his own scathing bars. For his part, Focus… doesn’t disappoint, flipping the Cali-vibe of the original in favor of some classic horn chops of heavy drums, swapping out Choklate’s singing in lieu of some sharp scratching that serves to keep things entertaining between verses.

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"I compete to win though I lose myself / In a penthouse room, with a view from hell"

Never Was Yours is a stark look at life’s often unforgiving path.  The  recognition of everything’s impermanance is reflected upon throughout the tracks lyrical display of wisdom.   Has-Lo tackles aging, disapointment, loss, financial woes, and the devils deals we make to attain success, all with a stoic’s calm and unflinching eye of a narrative reporter.   Underneath Has’ heavy lyricism, Kev Brown kicks another Low Budget classic.  Kev’s track features a funky guitar chop, minimal drum programming, and an atmospheric vocal sample to complete that completes the transformation. I must say, I’m really liking Has-Lo’s music.

 

With the release date of Saukrates’ upcoming EP, Season One, rapidly approaching, the godfather of Canadian hip-hop is unleashing his new single, “Megaman,” to the masses. The man that helped kickstart the successes of Drake, Nelly Furtado, and Noah “40” Shebib was recently featured in Nike’s ALWAYS ON 24/7 campaign with his song “Say I,” also off of Season One, which is currently available for purchase via Frostbyte and eOne.

Coming off the heels of his previously released single, “Drop It Down” which features his longtime friend and collaborator, Redman, “Megaman” is a dizzy, electro joint that celebrates the hype of 80’s synth-pop. The lyrics take the listener into the mind of Soxx at the club, pounding potent shots that give him the confidence and vigor of a prize fighter. “Just how Maximus from the movie Gladiator screamed, ‘Hold the line!’ you have to stick to your guns and prove yourself,” says Saukrates. “And that applies to both men and women!”

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Following the release of lead single “Gotta Get Paid (Remix),Constant Deviants are back with both a new song and the official release date for their forthcoming mixtape. Consisting of emcee M.I. and producer DJ Cutt, Constant Deviants are excited to announce a release date of November 6th for their upcoming Platinum: The Mixtape, which will serve as a preface to their forthcoming Diamond album, and in continuing to hold fans over until next month’s release, the duo is letting loose another brand new track, “Fulton Street.”.

“This song started out as a freestyle that we put on YouTube,” explains M. I. when speaking on the inspiration behind the creation of the track. “Our audience fell in love with it, so we added a hook and a second verse to complete it.” Pulling the production from a “vault” of beats, the tracks pulls together a collage of ambient chops, mixed with the vocal samples and DJ cuts, create the perfect plateau for M.I.’s lyrics to shine through on a song that, in what is easily becoming the standard for Constant Deviants, “captured the feeling of ‘The Golden Era’ while keeping it fresh.”

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The song, produced by Kudie Fresh and featuring R&B chanteuse Chokolate on the hook, kicks things off with an innately west coast-vibe; a mix of staccato strings, heavy bass, vocal chops, and synths create a fittingly raw backdrop for Pooh’s aggressive raps as he rebukes naysayers and shakes off hanger-on’s. “Get it done anyway/ Fuck what them people say/ As we look around, notice who ain’t with me here today,” raps Pooh, before exclaiming, “My circle getting small, my legend growing bigger/ And I’m yet to reach my apex, go figure/ All the respect that I’ve accumulated/ You could times that by 10 and it’s understated.”

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