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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!

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Many unsigned artists build their discography and confidence for years, while waiting to get discovered. But for emcee’s Wimpy, J-Roc, E-Fav, and producer/emcee Ilajade their chance came while recording at the same facility as Detroit rap legend Royce Da 5’9, who convinced them to form Clear Soul Forces. In 2010, CSF released their debut mixtape, Clear Soul Radio, which showcased a mixture of industry beats and original productions. By balancing boastful and introspective rhymes with both energetic and subdued instrumentals, the group garnered a diverse group of followers and become a fixture on college and Internet radio stations around the state, which lead to winning a Battle of the Bands contest and performing at Atlanta’s A3C Festival in 2010. The group’s latest EP, Departure, is reflective of their career taking off. With high-octane rhymes and backdrops, they show their skills and flawlessly execute conceptual songs while pointing out that dedication and teamwork is the group’s core value.

Download “We Got You Open” HERE

Download The Departure EP and more music from Clear Soul Forces here:

Grammy Award-winning producer Nottz is excited to announce the release of his solo debut, You Need This Music. The album will be released on October 12th via up and coming label, Raw Koncept, and will introduce fans to a new facet of Nottz, as he handles a bulk of the rhyming on the album, in addition to producing the full project.

Nottz is a fixture among the industries heaviest-hitting producers; he secured his first placements on Busta Rhymes’ best-selling album E.L.E in 1998 and has maintained a strong presence since. Having since collaborated with industry luminaries such as Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Notorious B.I.G, 50 Cent, The Game, Little Brother, Royce Da 5’9 and more, Nottz has amassed an enviable and growing resume. Though he has recently dedicated himself to mastering cadence and lyrical structure for You Need This Music, he has still managed to place compositions on upcoming projects by the likes of Rah Digga, Scarface, and the elusive Dr. Dre, who’s Detox boasts Nottz among a very select few guests.

On You Need This Music, Nottz pulls no punches, charging out of the gate over a cavalcade of snares hammered out by Travis Barker on the album intro. Handling the entirety of the album’s production on his trusy ASR-10, his lyrics compliment each song of the 14-track marathon, a pace kept by energetic guest verses from Black Milk, Little Brother, Asher Roth and Joel Ortiz and tempered by soulful hooks from Dwele, Mayer Hawthorne, Bilal and Colin Munroe.

Check out the first two singles from Nottz’ You Need This Music
Shine So Bright”: