"2 Chainz"
 On Robbery: I Had Bullet Fragments in My Hair!
CRAZY VIDEO Of Rapper Being Robbed at Gunpoint

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2 Chainz opened up to Atlanta's Hot 107.9 about his recent attempted robbery. At first he thought he was on an episode of "Punk'd," but soon found out it was all very real.

"I saw the gun first. It was like a .357. It was so heavy he couldn't really hold it. The gun was so big. That's what made me take off running. When I went into the street, there was another dude with a whole 'nother gun."

He continued, "That's when I knew it wasn't like an episode of Punk'd. I was like this is real...I had bullet fragments in my hair...I think he thought he shot me."

The "We Own It" rapper isn't letting the incident bring him down, as he explained, "I'm just excited about life. I'm so turnt up, you can't turn me down. I'm just geeked about life. Then when I saw the footage, I'm like it was real. They was on my ass!' This was a sign. That's all it was. I come from this."


"2 Chainz"
CRAZY VIDEO Of Rapper Being Robbed at Gunpoint

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TMZ has obtained EXPLOSIVE VIDEO of 2 Chainz and his crew being robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco this weekend ... and the footage shows the chaotic moments as the rapper and his crew desperately ran for their lives.

 

(10) "Bay Tracks, That Crack"

"Roach Gigz" - "Vertigo"
"NhT Boyz" Ft. "Kool John" - "Weak B*tch"
"AB", "Celis" & "Rizzy" - "Yankin"
"Kadence" - "Put It Down"
Jon Connor Ft. Mistah F.A.B & Willie The Kid - "Rose Splashin"

"Phenom" Ft. "Joe Blow" & "Envy" - "For My City"
"Rydah J. Klyde" Ft. "Beeda Weeda", "J. Stalin", "Young Doe" - "Emotional"
"Kuzzo Fly" - "RIP"
"Armani Depaul" - Ft "Dspitta" - "Can You Handle It"
"MARV JR" FT "DAVINA" - "MY PEOPLE" - (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

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Roach Gigz's newest track "Vertigo" may leave your head spinning. The Bay Area lyricist lets loose a dizzying verbal barrage as the iconic Golden Gate Bridge morphs and melds behind his calmly braggadocious flow. Roach recognizes the bridge's iconic status, and muses that it is representative of the Bay Area's place in hip-hop: "The Golden Gate Bridge is the most well known symbol of the Bay Area there is. So shooting my video in front of the bridge shows pride in what I represent and lets the world know that I'm not, and my region is not, going anywhere."

Roach's mission to show his pride does not detract from his more playful side. Infectious, fun absurdity abounds on "Vertigo," and he makes clear that his upcoming album Roachy Balboa III, which he will release on July 25th, will be full of the same spirit: "My underlying message is music should make you feel good, and this music makes me feel good."
 


"Frisco" Rapper "Roach Gigz"
"Vertigo"
 (Official Video)

Twitter: @RoachG

 "Roachy Balboa III" Free Download Drops July 25th

"Oakland" Group "NhT Boyz
Ft. "Kool John" (Richmond)
"Weak Bitch"

Twitter: @NhTboyz @K00LJ0HN

"AB", "Celis" & "Rizzy"
 "Yankin"

Twitter: @Abeezy7 @highway_celis @RizzyandMoney

"Kadence"
"Put It Down"

Twitter: @1KADENCE

"Jon Connor" Ft. "Mistah F.A.B" & "Willie The Kid
"Rose Splashin"

Twitter: @JonConnorMusic @MistahFAB @WillieThaKidd

"Phenom" Ft. "Joe Blow" & "Envy"
"For My City"
 (Mob Affiliate Mixtape)

Twitter: @REALPHENOM510 @j0eblow

Rydah J. Klyde Ft. Beeda Weeda, J. Stalin, Young Doe "Emotional"

Twitter: @realbeedaweeda @JSTALINLIVEWIRE

"Kuzzo Fly
"RIP"

Twitter: @realkuzzofly


"Richmond" Rapper "Armani Depaul" Ft "Dspitta
"Can You Handle It"

Twitter: @ArmaniDepaul @DSpitta

"MARV JR" FT. "DAVINA"
"MY PEOPLE
(OFFICIAL VIDEO)

 

"Hot 97" Summer Jam XX 2013

French Montana Ft Rick Ross & Lil Wayne - "POP THAT" (Live)
A$AP Rocky FT/ 2 Chaniz & Kendrick Lamar - F**kin' Problems (Live) 
Miguel Performs - "Adorn" Live at Summer JamXX
Miguel & Mariah Carey Perform "Beautiful
Miguel & J.Cole Perform "Power Trip" Live at Summer Jam XX
Young Dirty Bastard - "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" - Summer Jam 2013
WU-TANG performs "M.E.T.H.O.D. MAN" - Summer Jam 2013
2 CHAINZ & NICKI MINAJ - "I Luv Dem Strippers" - Summer Jam
Chris Brown Performs "Don't Judge Me" Live at Hot97 Summer Jam XX

"French Montana" Ft "Rick Ross" & "Lil Wayne
"POP THAT
(Live) Hot 97 Summer Jam 2013

"A$AP Rocky" FT "2 Chaniz" & "Kendrick Lamar
"F**kin' Problems"
 (Live) Hot 97 Summer Jam 2013

"Miguel Performs
"Adorn" Live at Hot 97 Summer JamXX

"Miguel" & "Mariah Carey" Perform 
"Beautiful" Live at Hot97 Summer Jam XX

"Miguel" & "J.Cole" Perform 
"Power Trip" Live at Summer Jam XX

"Young Dirty Bastard"
"Shimmy Shimmy Ya" - Summer Jam 2013

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Wu Tang brought their fallen members son with them and he did a great tribute to his father with the classic Shimmy Shimmy Ya. What's crazy, that even though he didn't sound like him, there were times I had to look twice, cuz he looks just like him. They said "Old DB" had like 11 kids, and if that's true, he's definitely one of em.

"WU-TANG
Performs "M.E.T.H.O.D. MAN" - Summer Jam 2013

"2 CHAINZ" & "NICKI MINAJ
"I Luv Dem Strippers" - Summer Jam

"Chris Brown
Performs "Don't Judge Me" Live at Hot97 Summer Jam XX

 

"Sneaker Shots
Air Jordan IV "Green Glow" Review
Nike Air Foamposite One "Sport Royal" On Feet Review
Wale Buys Every Pair Of Jordan 3's In Flight Club NYC
Big K.R.I.T. Gives His Thoughts On The Red Jordan 4
Air Jordan 8 "Playoff" 2013 Retro Review
The Sneaker Champ Reviews The "Pink Snakeskin" Jordan 11 Low
Sneakerheads Weigh In On Lil Wayne's Supra Sneaker

Air Jordan IV "Green Glow" Review

Nike Air Foamposite One "Sport Royal" On Feet Review

"Wale
Buys Every Pair Of Jordan 3's In Flight Club NYC

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The Untouchable Maybach Empire Presents Wale live from New York City. Watch as Wale takes his crew to Flight Club and buys out every pair of Jordan 3's in the store!!! 

Wale new album #TheGifted in stores June 25th, 2013!!!
Self Made 3 in stores August 6th, 2013!!


"Big K.R.I.T.
Gives His Thoughts On The "Red Jordan 4"

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Rapper Big K.R.I.T. gives his thoughts on the upcoming "Red Nubuck" Jordan 4 and names his favorite Jays of all time.

Air Jordan 8 "Playoff" 2013 Retro Review

 "Pink Snakeskin" Jordan 11 Low Review

Lil Wayne's "Supra" Sneaker Review

 

"What Gives N Celebrity Biz"

Jay Z Drop'n "Magna Carta Holy Grail" On Samsung
Chrisette Michele Is Singing A New Tune on 4th AlbumE3 Xbox One & Forza 5 Unveiling Party w/DJ Skee
"Snoop Lion" Surprises E3 Convention Fans With Pop-Up Concert
"Transparent" - "One Way" (Single) Promo
 "Souls Of Mischief"  Announce 20th Anniversary "Still Infinity Tour"
"Pharrell" On The Music Behind The Film Despicable Me 2
"T.I." & "Lil Duval" Talk Big Tymers Reunion, Birdman Rapping & More 
"Wendy Williams" On Being a Financially Smart Celeb
Mimi: Stevie J Clearly Didn't Want Joseline Pregnant

 "Jay Z
Drop'n "Magna Carta Holy Grail" On Samsung June 24th

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JAY Z's new album "Magna Carta Holy Grail" comes to Samsung Galaxy fans first. Be among the first million to download the app on June 24th and get the album free July 4th, three days before the rest of the world.

Well, wonder how Kanye is feel'n about this, seeing his album, Yeesus, drops two weeks before Jay Z's. We'll see who's the real G.......

"Chrisette Michele
Is Singing A New Tune On 4th Album

"E3 Xbox
One & Forza 5 Unveiling Party w/DJ Skee

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DJ Skee takes you behind the scenes at one of the gaming world's most exclusive parties! The Forza Motorsports 5 unveiling party brought A-List celebrities like Chris Hemsworth and saw Formula 1 race cars hitting the streets of downtown LA. DJ Skee even gets his hands on the new Xbox One for a quick review!

"Snoop Lion
Surprises E3 Convention Fans With Pop-Up Concert

"Bay Area" Christian Rapper "Transparent
"One Way" (Single) Promo

Twitter: @SoTransparent @bkcreationz

Legendary "Bay Area" Rap Group "Souls Of Mischief"
Announce 20th Anniversary "Still Infinity Tour"

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It's astonishing to believe that is has already been 20 years since Oakland, CA rap group Souls of Mischief released their debut album 93 'til Infinity. In celebration of their 20th anniversary Tajai, Opio, Phesto and A-Plus are going on a national 50 city Still Infinity Tour starting in Nebraska on June 18th. Souls will tour with a  7- piece live band and perform the entire album from beginning to end plus rare cuts and new tracks.

To commemorate this anniversary, the four-man crew will also release a remix of the single "93 'Til Infinity" featuring an all-star roster of talent (names to be announced this summer.) They will also act as brand ambassadors for a limited capsule collection with iconic fashion and lifestyle brand Ecko, who also turns twenty years old this year. The tour gives fans the opportunity to not only get limited Hiero merchandise but also a chance to preview upcoming material. Fans are also granted the option to purchase an Infinity Package ticket which allows them to meet the group after the show, receive an autographed commemorative poster, and sticker at StillInfinity.com

The Hieroglyphics collective which includes Souls of Mischief, Casual, Del the Funky Homosapien, Pep Love, and Domino will release The Kitchen LP on July 16th.



6/18 Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
6/19 Madison, WI @ Majestic Live
6/20 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
6/21 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
6/22 Rock Island, IL @ The Rock Island Brewing Co.
6/23 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
6/24 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
6/25 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache
6/27 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
6/28 Patucket, RI @ The Met
6/29 Edgartown, MA @ Flatbread Company
6/30 Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
7/3 New York, NY @ SOBs
7/5 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
7/9 Baltimore, MD @ Sound Stage
7/11 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
7/12 Virginia Beach, VA @Jewish Mother
7/13 Raleigh, NC @The Pour House Music Hall
7/14 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
7/15 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
7/17 Winston Salem, NC @ Ziggys
7/18 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
7/19 Charleston, SC @ The Pour House
7/20 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
7/25 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
7/26 Orlando, FL @ The Social
7/27 Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
7/28 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
7/30  Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry's
7/31 New Orleans, LA @ Hi Ho Lounge
8/1 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's
8/2 Austin, TX @ Red 7
8/3 Dallas, TX @ Trees
8/4 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
8/6 Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater
8/7 Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
8/8 Fort Collins, CO @ Hodi's Half Note
8/9 Denver, CO @ Casselman's
8/10 Durango, CO @ Animas City Theatre
8/12 Alburqurque, NM @ Sister Bar
8/13 Flagstaff, AZ @ Green Room
8/14 Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
8/15 Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
8/16 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
8/22 Vancouver, BC @ Venue Night Club
8/23 Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Cafe
8/24 - 8/25 Eugene, OR @ Kaleidoscope Festival



"Pharrell
On The Music Behind The Film "Despicable Me 2"

"T.I." & "Lil Duval
Talk Big Tymers Reunion, Birdman Rapping & More 

"Wendy Williams
On Being a Financially Smart Celeb

"Mimi
Stevie J Clearly Didn't Want Joseline Pregnant

 

(6) Artist With "More Than Buzz, They Do What It Does"

W.i.L. DiX - "Mr. Temptation" (Official Video) 
Nylo - "Fool Me Once" (OFFICIAL VIDEO) & "Take It Back" (Live)
Jarren Benton Ft SwizZz & Hopsin "Go Off" (Video) Ft Vinnie Paz - "Bully"
Jahzel - "Chapters" [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
"Chuck Inglish" -"Drops" (Official Video)
Joey Fatts - "Picture Me Rollin" (Official Video

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Incredible singer/songwriter W.i.L. is an up and coming star Tallahassee. Born Fort Lauderdale, Fl., W.i.L. moved to Tallahassee in 2003 where he continued his amazing ability to play all woodwind instruments in concert band at Florida A&M University. He also continued to write and sing in numerous karaoke spots when possible. He writes all of his own material and currently has 12 songs written.

"MR.TEMPTA​TION" , WIL DIX Will Be Traveling To RUSSIA To Compete In The WHITE KNIGHTS MUSIC FESTIVAL For The Title Of Best Internatio​nal Artist !!!!!

"Florida" Singer "W.i.L. DiX"
 "Mr. Temptation"
 (Official Video)

Twitter: @WiL_Dix

"Chicago" Electro Singer/Songwriter "Nylo"
"FOOL ME ONCE"

 (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
&
 "Take It Back" @ House of Blues Parish Room (Apr 2013) 

Off "Indigo Summer" Mix Tape Drop'n July 16th

Twitter: @HateNylo

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Often described as "Aaliyah meets The Weeknd" with her moody, smooth vocals and minimalistic and evocative RnB style is Nylo, a Chicago-born singer/songwriter.  But if you asked Nylo to describe her own sound she'd probably say she makes "music that sounds like snow."

Armed with sparse 808's and a delicate falsetto depicting confessions of a young woman, Nylo, who started writing poems and songs at a young age, writes with an emotional rawness and a level of musicality beyond her years. As someone who is admittedly obsessed with rap, classical, and Radiohead, the influences of all three seemingly disparate musical styles are discernable in her music.

Today, Nylo is excited to share the video for "Fool Me Once," the first single from her upcoming mixtape, Indigo Summer.  The video, which was filmed on a cold winter night in her hometown of Chicago, showcases a dreamlike sequence that follows Nylo's realization that what was once a passionate love affair has turned into something else. Like her sound, the visuals are as fragile as they are gorgeous. 


Even in a musical environment that brings the listener to a futuristic point, where the R&B singer-songwriter is inexorably interwoven with digital production, Chicago's Nylo is begging to "Take It Back." Even though she recognizes the futility of her wish, she cannot help but want to return to a time when things were still simple.

The next few weeks are bright for Nylo as she prepares to release her upcoming project Indigo Summer, which will come out on July 16th. Yet, the dark complexity will remain at the core of her musical expression-as she said, "I just want to make sure that I stay in a position that I can be honest with myself as an artist. Stay inspired, and stay making music that I believe in."



"NYLO
"FOOL ME ONCE"
 (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

"Nylo"
"Take It Back
@ House of Blues Parish Room (Apr 2013) Live

"Decatur, GA" Rapper "Jarren Benton"
 Ft. "SwizZz" & "Hopsin
"Go Off" (Official Video)

&
"Bully" Ft "Vinnie Paz"

Off "My Grandma's Basement"

Twitter: @JarrenBenton

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Today, Jarren Benton is releasing his official debut album, My Grandmas Basement. As the newest member of Funk Volume, the independent powerhouse label also home to back-to-back XXL Freshmen Dizzy Wright and Hopsin, along with SwizZz and DJ Hoppa, Benton has built a serious bit of buzz for the new album - the two lead singles from My Grandmas Basement have combined for over 475,000 YouTube views; pre-orders for the album are in the thousands. Now, Benton is celebrating the album release with a video for new single "Go Off," a track that fittingly features Benton's Funk Volume label mates Hopsin and SwizZz.

The track, produced by M16, is a dark, thumping affair that builds furiously from verse to chorus, and the three rappers attack the beat with ferocity, starting with Jarren's rapid-fire opening verse, as he attacks haters and doubters and celebrates being different and the success of the tight-knit label. "You couldn't fathom my pain," raps Jarren in the track's refrain. "I hated being me, I was mad at my brain/ All the hope that I felt made me sad and insane/ Look back, like God, I was glad I felt strange."

The video, which was directed by Hopsin and filmed by George Orozco of On Point Films, is staking claim as one of the most original, entertaining videos of the year, with raucous performance shots of Jarren, SwizZz, and Hopsin interspersed with some wild shots of Jarren and Hopsin - both of whom are dressed in white-face; Hopsin is dressed like a woman - acting a fool in the local trailer park.



"Jarren Benton" Ft "Vinnie Paz"
"Bully"

"Chicago" Rapper "Jahzel"
 "Chapters"

 [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Off "In God's Image" Drop'n July 2nd

Twitter: @JAHZELMUSIC

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"My main inspiration for this video was trying to create a visual novel or book," Jahzel explains, "We wanted to really give a look of someone who was locked in a room, and has gone mad writing pages upon pages of stories." The song's introspective and deeply personal lyrics lent to a visual style that capitalized on his desire to share where he comes from and what he has learned . "It ties into the song as I discuss how I've been through many experiences which when written down, could fill up several pages. Each experience being a past 'chapter' of my life," Jahzel continues, pointing out that his story is far from complete. "Also in the video I am shown still writing, symbolizing that I have much more life to live."

Over the past months, Chicago, with the dominance of its Drill scene and the emergence of artists like Chance The Rapper and the recently disbanded Kids These Days, has proven to be one of the most talented, diverse hotbeds for hip-hop music. Jahzel, who hails from the north side of the city, fits snuggly in the middle of these two scenes, delivering music that balances soulfully tangible songwriting with trunk-rattling production. That sounds is on display throughout Jahzel's forthcoming album, In God's Image, which will be released on July 2nd, and which Jahzel announced earlier this month accompanied by the release of a video for the album's title track. Today DJ Booth is premiering the latest single from the project, "Chapters."

With "Chapters," a track produced by Tone P, who produced a number of tracks on In God's Image and has also worked closely with Wale, Jahzel opens up about the realities of pursuing a career in rap. "Saw me on ya tv but it ain't what it appears to be," raps Jahzel on the track. "Sensitive about my raps I deal with insecurities/ Promise I be yelling but its like nobody's hearing me/ Always had the drive, Lord I just pray you're steering me." Explaining the lyric, Jahzel says, "I was trying to  convey that despite whatever perception may be about a music career, especially a rap career, its been an extremely tough journey filled with ups and down; never easy."

It's no secret that Chicago is one of the epicenters of youth culture right now. While Drill music represents one element of the vibrant Chi-town scene, Jahzel, a native of the North Side/Uptown section of the city, balances soulfully tangible songwriting with trunk-rattling production. Though young, Jahzel boasts a track record that includes ghostwriting Top 40 hits for internationally renowned acts, a debut mixtape that featured platinum producer and friend KE, Lil B, and JBar from Soulja Boy's SODMG, and features with Datpiff, Fake Shore Drive, Thisis50, MTV2, and MTV's Suckerfree Sunday. Now putting the last touches his final free mixtape release, In God's Image, Jahzel looks to raise the stakes yet again. The project will feature extensive production from Maybach Music Group/Wale producer Tone P, a Chicago-heavy feature list that includes Noelz Vedere, Mathien, A-Cross, Meagan McNeal, and Whitney Rene, and a plethora of videos for his most refined offering to date. In God's Image will be released on July 2nd, 2013 via The Black Key Collective.

Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois during a time of increased social unrest, violence, and economic struggle, Jahzel has had to overcome many challenges. With his amazing ability to authentically articulate emotion and complex experiences of people from different backgrounds and upbringings via songwriting, he's swiftly made a name for himself in the music industry by ghostwriting Billboard-charting Top 40 hits by international artists. With his solo career as a rapper, his willingness to share candid memories allows his fans to relate and understand him not only as an artist, but also as a human. His debut mixtape First Class boasts heavy production from platinum producer and friend KE on the track, as well as features from Lil B and SODMG's JBar. Jahzel followed that project with an even more, wildly successful mixtape titled Jet Lag. Jet Lag garnered press hits from notable press outlets including but not limited to Datpiff, Fake Shore Drive, Thisis50, MTV2, and MTV's Suckerfree Sunday. Jahzel's latest album, In God's Image, will be released on June 3rd, 2013.

"California"  Six-Person Production "SuperGroup
"The Bangerz"
 "Beam" (Jabbawockeez) Instrumental 

Off "PRiSM" Drop'n June 25th

Twitter: @thebangerz

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Hailing from California, The Bangerz, formally known as The Fingerbangerz, have an impressive list of accomplishments and highlights punctuating their storied career, including holding titles from the ITF (International Turntablist Federation) Western Hemisphere Team Championships and the DMC Regional Championships, scoring original music for ad campaigns for  global brands, The Simpsons video game, and MTV's America's Best Dance Crew. They have collaborated with numerous artists including Diplo, Kelis, and with Chris Brown on his single "Look At Me Now." In addition, The Bangerz have cultivated an international fan base and toured with artists across many different genres, including Afrika Bambaataa, The Clipse, ?uestlove of The Roots, Raekwon, Ghostface, Kid Koala and The Rapture. Currently, their music is being featured in two Microsoft commercials and they're serving the official musical directors and scored all the music for the Las Vegas stage show at the Luxor performed by AMDC Season 1 winners The Jabbawockeez.

The Bangerz, a six-person production supergroup of Goldenchyld, Replay, Nick Ngo, Cutso, Squareweezy, and G-Wrex have evolved over time, but their roots are in Northern California where the crew met as DJs in high school. They quickly made a name for themselves, winning multiple turntablist competitions and crossed paths with then unknown dance crew, the Jabbawockeez. Before long, the Jabbawockeez were turning to the Bangerz to create all their original music - something that was almost unheard of in 2003 - and kept them close while they went on to win MTV's America's Best Dance Crew and set up their first Vegas show. Mus.i.C, the sin-city score to that Vegas show was produced entirely by the Bangerz and charted right behind Daft Punk's Tron on iTunes upon its release.

Combining DJ skill with slick production that spans multiple genres from house, trance and dubstep to hip-hop, pop and R&B, their innovative approach to their material has served The Bangerz well, propelling them to numerous career highlights collectively and individually, including group member Replay producing tracks for Diplo, Kelis and Chris Brown.  Individually, the Bangerz have made their name as dancefloor conductors for years. Members have performed with Afrika Bambaataa, the Clipse, WuTang's Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, Kid Koala, shared tour routes with Z-Trip, and played alongside Major Lazer and Odd Future at festivals like New Orleans' Voodoo Fest. But with the growing popularity of melting-pot electronica where 808s and hard synths reign supreme, The Bangerz have once again found their expertise ready to shine. In the past year, the group was solicited by the director of Project X to produce a track for their anything-goes party soundtrack, and are currently preparing to release their next album, also the score to the second Jabbawockeez Vegas show, entitled PRiSM, due out June 25. 



"Detroit" Rapper "Chuck Inglish"
 "Drops"
 (Official Video)

Twitter: @Chuckisdope

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Long hot nights, ice-cold beverages, short shorts, and backyard BBQ's are just around the corner. Allow Cool Kids member Chuck Inglish to provide the soundtrack to all of that and more. Steeped in clean, spares production style full of thumpy 808's, woozy synths, Chuck's new sounds are the perfect accompaniment for summertime antics and cruising. Releasing in conjunction with Karmaloop, the album is available today for free download. Karmaloop is also selling a limited number of numerically tagged t-shirts that are autographed by Chuck himself in two designs and colorways.

The inspiration for Droptops came to Chuck during SXSW. Says Chuck, "While in Austin, my homie who has a dope droptop Bonneville drove us around to my showcases and the idea for the tape came to me on the way to The Illmore. Shout-outs to Sascha, Scoremore, and Illroots. When I got back to LA, I mixed it with the vibes I've been working on over the past year and this EP is a reflection of that whole process." Full production credits for all nine songs go to Chuck himself and the guest features include Asher Roth, Travi$ Scott, Aston Matthews, Buddy, and more. The follow-up to Droptops will be Chuck's album Convertibles due out late this summer via his Sounds Like Fun record label in conjunction with Federal Prism's "Lecord Rabel" imprint.



"Long Beach" Rapper "Joey Fatts
"Picture Me Rollin"

 (Official Video)

Twitter: @JoeyFatts

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May 29, 2013 (New York, NY) Today, up-and-coming Long Beach, California rapper-producer Joey Fatts is proud to release his first official mixtape, Chipper Jones Vol. 2 for free download via his Soundcloud account. The recent Yamborghini Records signee's mixtape features guest production and appearances from Alchemist, Young Chop, Danny Brown, 100s, Action Bronson, Freddie Gibbs, A$AP Rocky, his Cutthroat Boyz cohorts Vince Staples and A$ton Matthews and more.

Clocking in at 15 tracks, the mixtape brings Fatts' hometown of Long Beach and the plights of inner city gangbanging to the forefront. Often regarded as a sister city to Los Angeles, Long Beach has its own strong sense of identity and culture that Fattts is proud to put on display on Chipper Jones Vol. 2. Says Fatts, "Long Beach taught how to hustle at a young age and it has directly influenced my music." On the track "Die Today," Fatts reflects on when his big brother Big Fatts, who acted as a father figure for most of his adolescent life, got arrested two days before his 10th birthday. On the track, "Live Blasphemous," Fatts trades verses with Action Bronson about the hardships of growing up with his mother not being able to pay bills and other commonplace struggles that youth experience growing up in inner cities. Says Fatts, "Truthfully, I'm just trying to put Long Beach back on the map. I want to spread awareness in the gangbanging epidemic that's taking place in our inner city youth not just in LA but also in Long Beach. I'm also just trying to keep the tradition going with West Coast gangsta rap in the vien of Snoop, Spice 1, and Tupac."

Despite being fresh on the scene, Joey Fatts, has carved out a respectable lane for himself in a remarkably short amount of time. His production credits include "Jodye" from A$AP Rocky's Long.Live.A$AP album, "Brick Flair" from A$ton Matthew's Versace Rags album, "Hit Em Up" for ScHoolboy Q's track on Funk Flex's recent mixtape, and more. And as a rapper with a knack for penning heartfelt street anthems, Fatts has built a reputation as a rising star who is as talented as he is diverse. He is currently on tour in Europe with A$AP Rocky.



 

"Do N It Live
Kelly Rowland - "Gone" Live at Jimmy Fallon Ft Wiz Khalifa
Wiz Khalifa & Juicy J - "The Plan" Live at HOB Sunset Strip
J.Cole Freestyles on FunkMaster Flex Part 1,2,3


"Wiz Khalifa" & "Juicy J"
"The Plan
Live at HOB Sunset Strip

"J.Cole"
 Freestyles on FunkMaster Flex Part 1

"J.Cole"
 Freestyles on FunkMaster Flex PT2

"J.Cole
Freestyles on Funk Flex PT3

 

"Bearly Legal
By The "White Panda" (Full Album)

Twitter: @thewhitepanda

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"Bearly Legal" is the fifth full-length album by The White Panda.

The Mash-Up duo, The White Panda's, project, "Bearly Legal" features samples from artists like Ca$h Out, Roscoe Dash, Chris Brown, Wale, Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson, Mike Posner, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, Trinidad James and more. 


Tracklist:

1. Cashin' Dreams (Ca$h Out // Smallpools)
2. Reasonably Safe (Capital Cities // Hook N Sling & NERVO)
3. Edge of Apollo (Lady Gaga // Hardwell)
4. Poetic Night (Kendrick Lamar // Katy Perry)
5. Can't Hold Us Back (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis // Calvin Harris)
6. Viva Alive (Krewella // Coldplay)
7. Good Amber Night (Roscoe Dash // 311)
8. Boulevard of Heart Attacks (Green Day // Demi Lovato)
9. Sexual Rollin' (Wiz Khalifa // Marvin Gaye)
10. Diamond Thrones (Rihanna // Stephen Warbeck)
11. Wide Deliveries (Katy Perry // Maroon 5 // Bubba Sparxxx)
12. Whole Lotta High (Kanye West // Led Zeppelin)
13. Lose Yourself to Californication (Red Hot Chili Peppers // Daft Punk)
14. Firefly (Ellie Goulding // The Lumineers // A$AP Rocky)
15. Let's Go on a World Tour (Wale // Carousel // Sound Remedy)
16. Good Suit & Tie Time (Justin Timberlake // Chic)
17. Baby By MJ (50 Cent // Michael Jackson)
18. A Night Out Flying (Martin Solveig // Tom Petty)
19. Money for Party Rocking (LMFAO // Dire Straits)
20. Dirty Bandz (Juicy J // Oliver)
21. Cooler than Latch (Disclosure & Sam Smith // Mike Posner)
22. Chasing the Pjanno (The Wanted // Eric Prydz // The XX)
23. All Knas Everything (Trinidad James // Steve Angello)
24. Best of Titanium (Foo Fighters // David Guetta)
25. Radioactive Funeral (Imagine Dragons // Band of Horses)
26. 500 Blessed Miles (The Proclaimers // EDX)
27. Reload the Otherside (Red Hot Chili Peppers // Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash)
28. Modern Reapers (Blue Oyster Cult // The Knocks)
29. Losing My Amarok (R.E.M. // Tristan Garner)
30. Don't Wake Me, Wayfarer (Chris Brown // Audien)
31. Wallphones (Maroon 5 // Sultan & Ned Shepard)
32. A Million Swedish Summers (Bryan Adams // Swedish House Mafia // Otto Knows)




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"C'mon Son!" 57

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Paris Jackson tries to commit suicide, Ochocinco is slapping ass, salute to Serena Williams, Instadamn and 2 Chainz got robbed?!

 

(25) Artist "With Street Heat"

J-Doe - "Reserve for the Fly" (Official Video)
Trudo Ft Frontstreet - "Flexin" (Official Video)
Mikey CEO - "Livin" (Official Video)
Pries - "Roses" (Official Video)
Gallant - "Please? (Vignette)" (Official Video)
Nicollette - "I'm Not An Angel" (Official Video)
Y-Roc - "Girls In The City
Ivan Ives - "8mm" (Official Video)
G-Jet - "Save It" (Official Video)
Brian Ashton Ft Lil' Mis of the Milky Way - "More Money Power" (Official Video)
Garci & Preem - "Made Myself A Boss" (Official Video)
Chox-Mak - "Audio Murder
"The Projekt" - "Bad Boyz" (Official Video)
TH3RDZ - "Go For Broke" [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
Sullee J Ft. Nikki Taylor - "RISE"
"Lee How" - "N*gga Rap"
Rikki Victoria Ft JWalt - "Just A Lil Bit
Young Von Ft Antawayne  - "Up" [Remix] 
Preem - "Work" (Official Video)
LubTPF - "UOENO" (Official Remake Video)
Main Attrakionz - "Kinfolk" (Official Video) 
Bronze Nazareth - "Blenders" (Official Video)
Honey The Hippie - "Psychedelic" (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
Crew54 - "Labor" (Office Space Parody)
Chic Raw - "I Need You"

"Los Angeles" Rapper "J-Doe"
"Reserve For The Fly"
 (Official Video)

Twitter: @YEAHJDOE

"Trudo" Ft. "Frontstreet"
 "Flexin
(Official Video)


Twitter: @iamtrudo @FRONTSTREE

"Mikey CEO" - "Livin"
 (Official Video)

2nd Single Off "Burn Notice" Mix Tape


Twitter: @Mikey_CEO

"Pries"
"Roses"
 (Official Video)

Twitter: @iamPRIES

"Detroit" Rapper/Producer "Bronze Nazareth"
 "Blenders
(Official Video)

Off "Thought for Food 3"

Twitter: @BronzeNazareth

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Man Bites Dog Records is proud to present the new music video "Blenders" from legendary producer/emcee Bronze Nazareth. This video has been artfully crafted from Jeremy Williams and Brian Buggs. Song produced by Bronze Nazareth for his upcoming album "Thought for Food 3" which will be a split 2 disc album along with Willie The Kid's "Living Daylights" which is entirely produced by Bronze Nazareth. Both albums will be available from Man Bites Dog Records in Early Fall 2013.


"New York" Alternative R&B Artist "Gallant"
"Please? (Vignette)" 
(Official Video)

Off "Zebra" (LP)

Twitter: @sogallant @RealJessJohnson

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After generating a buzz with his uniquely haunting, falsetto-infused cover of Ke$ha's "Die Young", Gallant returns with the first single off his upcoming Zebra EP.  "Please? (Vignette)" combines airy falsetto with churning, vibed-out late-90s-inspired tones that perfectly define the brand of soulful ambient alternative that Gallant is looking to bring to the forefront of the progressive r&b movement.  If you love The Weeknd, Miguel, or just great music, you will love this song. 


Gallant is a New York alternative/r&b artist with a lust for dreamy ethereal vocal arrangements, tantalizing melodic lines, and captivating soundscapes. After generating a buzz with his uniquely haunting, falsetto-infused cover of Ke$ha's "Die Young", Gallant's upcoming debut EP Zebra more thoroughly explores the eclectic mind of the 21-year-old singer-songwriter. "Please? (Vignette)", the first original release from 'Zebra' combines airy falsetto with churning, vibed-out late-90s-inspired tones that perfectly define the brand of soulful ambient alternative that Gallant is looking to bring to the forefront of the progressive r&b movement.

16 Year Old Rapper "Y-Roc"
 "Girls In The City


Off "Livin' Proof '13" EP 

Twitter: @colormexo

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16-year-old emcee Y-Roc presents Livin' Proof '13, where he showcases his rap talents over seven DJ Premier instrumentals from Group Home's 1995 Livin' Proof album. Picking up musical influences from his father’s record collection, albums like Reasonable DoubtLow End Theory and Doe Or Die inspired Y-Roc to step to the mic, releasing the Word Is Born EP a few months back (listen here). “The inspiration behind Livin' Proof '13 actually came from listening to the Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg Morning Show on Hot 97,” explains Y-Roc. “They were having a DJ Premier tribute mix on his birthday and they Peter said that if an up and coming MC would just rock over the whole Group Home album and was able to really pull it off, than they would be out of here. I've released material before but not like this. I began to find my sound and my sound matured so its really like my first step into the door to let people know im here."

"Nicollette"
"I'm Not An Angel

(Official Video)

Twitter: @nicollettesings @bullzeyeent

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Twenty-three-year-old pop princess Nicollette is one of those exceptional artists who simply can do it all. Using her powerful yet angelic voice, energetic pop production and universal appeal, this blue-eyed, blonde bombshell ignited a cult-like online following to empower young women with good music and prove that girls indeed just want to have fun.
With an assortment of infectious upbeat singles boasting an eclectic blend of infectious beats, driving choruses and Nicollette’s soothing soprano coupled with an alluring attitude, she is quickly becoming one of the most recognizable voices in popular music.

With her forthcoming singles “Crawl” and “Screwed” surgically under construction, Nicollette is well on her way to a promising career. She has been perfecting her craft working alongside incredibly talented producers such as Roc City, Verse Simmonds, The Soul Diggaz and Multiman.

If that were not enough, Nicollette currently became the fresh, new face of New York-based clothing line Mixology.

“Young kids are drawn to me because I’m confident, yet approachable, and I lead by example,” says Nicollette. “I have always noticed that young kids emulate what I do. So I have a responsibility to be a positive role model."



"Los Angeles" Rapper "Ivan Ives"
 "8mm
(Official Video)

Twitter: @thisisives

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Ivan Ives originally stepped into the hip hop world in 2007. Rolling Stone named him among the next 40 artists to watch; SPIN called him one of top 8 unsigned artists, and XXL said "don't let his indie rocker persona fool you - this guy can spit." Born in Russia, but having grown up in Los Angeles, he's worked with the likes of Cappadonna (Wu-Tang), Tre Hardson (Pharcyde), Percee P & Oh No (Stones Throw), The Cool Kids, Black Milk, O.C. (DITC), Vast Aire (Def Jux), and many more. Having gone to film school, he Directs most of his own videos - which have racked up over a million streams on YouTube without major distribution. His 2010 album "First Of The Month" released a new video and single on the first of every month for the duration of the year. Two years after his last release, Ivan is coming back with a album, Stranger, featuring producers such as RJD2 and Aaron Marsh (formerly of rock band Copeland). "8mm" is a song about trying to catalog lost memories on 8mm film," says Ivan. "It plays in four chapters: Love, Time, Work, Fate. It was entirely on an iPhone with the 8mm app."

"Los Angeles" Rapper "Brian Ashton"
Ft. "Lil' Mis of the Milky Way"
"More Money Power"

 (Official Video)

Twitter: @PalmsideEnt

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Los Angeles-based rapper Brian Ashton presents the Muttjob Movies-directed video for "More, Money, Power", his Matt Mega-produced new single. "More" features vocalist Lil Ms of Los Angeles funk/hip-hop collective The Milky Way. Born to an African-American father and a Canadian Jewish mother, Brian heads his own label, Palmside Entertainment, dedicated to exposing the talent in Palms, the Los Angeles neighborhood he calls home. "The song's meaning relates to how the world operates", Brian explains. "The ones with money get to reap the benefit of its power, such as more clothes and more girls. My meaning behind “More, Money, Power” is to make money doing what it is you were set on this earth to do. I know talented people working harder and making less than people that aren’t nearly as talented. I know extremely talented people that are struggling to get by on a daily basis. I’m tired of the struggle and those that abuse what power they have." 

"Texas" Rapper "G-Jet"
"Save It
(Official Video)


Twitter: @GoHardJetson

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G-jet, aka Go Hard Jetson,(George Lumsford Jr.) was born in Columbus, Texas, a small town about an hour west of Houston. “Growing up, family was all we had. Even though my parents split up, they were both there for us.” Witnessing his stepfathers and other family members drug abusing ways, lil’ George became more distant. 

With his little brothers, he always looked passed the negative into a more positive bigger picture. Growing up in the country, without money, the opportunities are very limited. Around highschool, G started freestyling with friends and found he had a love for it. But with all the tension and drama at home, it set Jet into a depression. “I think the medication messed me up more than any depression could do itself.” He began popping pills and drinking alcohol and codein cough syrup. “I had to check myself, because i have little brothers that look up to me, so i wont pop shit now.” 


By this time, he had already dropped out of school and was on probation. He got his probation revoked for not doing his community service, long story short, he had to do a few months in county jail. It was a learning experience. “They said I’d be back. I’m not.” He got out, started freestyling to beats more and freestyle battling in and around Houston. “I was always a writer. Just not on beats.” He didn’t do his first show until 2009. Now, 2013, 3 kids and a couple mixtapes later, his buzz is growing quickly. He was a crowd favorite in the Texas battle scene. His stage show is electrifying and his music heartfelt. He recently gave away his mixtape “BORN BROKE” on his website and will soon release his highly anticipated first official album “DIE RICH”. “I finally made my own lane. It’s been a long time coming but, the timing was never right before. Now, the MUSIC, the TEAM, the TIME is right. Die rich.” We’re all waiting and rooting for this young man to shake the world up.

"Garci" & "Preem"
"Made Myself A Boss
(Official Video)

Twitter: @ApegangGarci @PreemApegang @HellSurvivorTV @IamBean @ApegangSlim @ApegangMusic

"North Carolina" Rapper "Chox-Mak"
 "Audio Murder
Hosted By DJ YRS Jerzy

Twitter: @Chox_Mak910 @IAMDJYRSJERZY 

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Chox-Mak who is quickly becoming one of the fastest rising talents in North Carolina has given his fans something to look forward to once again with "Audio Murder". Chox-Mak and DJ YRS Jerzy have been dropping projects for a while now this 4-Track EP is brought to you by DR. G which is a producer based out in the UK. Many people want to become apart of Chox-Mak's success, which is why Crunk Atlanta And PromoteWho.Com are sponsoring this EP. Chox-Mak will be dropping alot more projects in the near future so just stay tuned for what the future has in store for Chox-Mak and DJ YRS Jerzy.

"Chicago" Rapper "Lee How
"N*gga Rap"

Off "This Is How" (EP)


Twitter: @leehowfasho

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Chicago artist Lee How has just released his new ep "This is How" and is now giving you a fresh record from the EP "N*gga Rap" produced by Lee How himself. 


"New Castle, England" Rappers "The Projekt
"Bad Boyz
(Official Video)

Twitter: @TheProjektNCL

"Seattle" Hip Hop Trio "TH3RDZ"
"Go For Broke"
 [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Twitter: @th3rdz


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Seattle hip hop trio TH3RDZ consists of three emcees: JFK aka Ninja Face-- who has toured the globe as one half of Rhymesayers' cloak-and-dagger rap outfit Grayskul; Candidt-- who helmed a long-running, influential monthly hip hop showcase in The Corner and also has toured much of the U.S.; and Xperience aka XP-- who has lent his gospel-influenced vocals to local projects as often as his rhymes, as well as, embarked on a nationwide tour with none other than Macklemore.

"Go for Broke" produced by Kuddie Fresh of the Atlanta-based Tha Bizness camp, is a hold your head up and work anthem built for the true grinders. "If you wanna get it/better grind it out and make it so/go for broke." A message to all of us trying to get it to keep on keeping on. The Kuddie Fresh production provides an up-tempo, dramatic, trap pallet for JFK's rapid fire flow, Candidt's bouncy, playful spit and XP's smooth as silk delivery, blending the perfect balance for heads to both post-up and party to. Look out for their debut album "This, that & TH3RDZ" dropping June 18, 2013 on Camobear Records. TH3RDZ is definitely a crew to pay attention to.


"Baltimore" Rapper "Sullee J" Ft "Nikki Taylor"
 "RISE"

Twitter: @sulleej85 
 @NikkiTaylorVibe

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Here is Sullee J's brand new single 'R.I.S.E.' off his upcoming mix tape, titled #Vicegerent. The song features the beautiful rising star "Nikki Taylor". It captures the very essence of how it feels to be an artist and the struggle it takes to 'RISE'. Sullee J states that R.I.S.E. stands for "Reflect Infinite Spiritual Energy", to keep going regardless the situation. 

Sullee J and Nikki Taylor both stand tall and courageous as they continue to believe in their dreams. 

They want the fans to know

'We're Gonna Push
We're Gonna Conquer
We're Gonna RISE'

"Florida" Singer "Rikki Victoria" Ft "JWalt"
"Just A Lil Bit

Twitter: @only1rikki

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Tampa, Florida singer Rikki Victoria drops her debut single entitled "Just A Lil Bit" featuring fellow Floridian JWalt. The seductive R&B track is the lead single to her upcoming EP "MONOGAMY" which is slated for a summer release.


Rikki Victoria was born April 7, in Tampa, Florida. Her father is of African-American decent and her mother is of Mexican decent. At the age of 15, Rikki began modeling and has been featured in a various print ads. Rikki's career as a model was short lived as she became curious of her other passion, music. In 2012 She began experimenting with various instrumentals looking to perfect her sound. She hooked up with local rnb singer J Walt and recorded her first feature "Tic Toc". The release of Tic Toc spawned Rikki's first mixtape, Coast 2 Coast DJs presents Krucial Radio, which she hosted. Inspired by the positive response, Rikki went back to work and generated a new seductive single "Just A Lil Bit". Rikki is currently hard at work on her debut EP, MONOGAMY which features production from platinum producers Red Spyda, Vinay and KaneBeats as well as new commers J Rum, Cartel & Scarecrow. Monogamy is set to be released in 2013.

"H-Town" Rapper "Young Von" Ft "Antawayne"
 "Up" [Remix] 
Off "Snob University"

Twitter: @YoungVonSFS @AntawayneSFS

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"Up" Remix which is the first single off of "Young Von's" (Boss Hogg Outlaws) new project titled "Snob University". This joint is most definitely something different than what most would expect to come out of H-Town. I'd probably myself describe it as somewhat of a "Turn Up" joint. But, I could also see how someone could jam it just as some "Ridin Music". Either/Or it's definitely a dope record. Y'all be on the lookout for "Snob University" Coming Soon.

"Orlando, FL" R&B Artist "LubTPF"
"UOENO" (Video)
(Rocko, Future & Rick Ross R&B Remake & Cover)

Twitter: @iLubTPF

"Sacramento"/"Oakland" Rappers "Main Attrakionz
"Kinfolk"
(Official Video)

Twitter: @MainAttrakionz @Tynethys  @Tynethys

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To hear him tell it, Sacramento's Tynethys' (pronounced 'Teen-this') musical style is like "selling crack in a Sub-Zero outfit." For the MC/producer, Mortal Kombat is just one of the colorful inspirations, along with X-Men, Pokemon and anime. As a rapper, he was raised on local heroes Mac Dre, C-Bo and T-Nutty, giving him a bandana-bully vocal style that's immersed in the Northern California street culture. With a hearty laugh, the 24-year-old admits, "I don't know much else besides music. I could get some sticks, join a gang and maybe beat somebody's ass. But that's about it."


When standing alone, who do you hold in the back of your mind? Oakland hip-hop duo Main Attrakionz keeps its kinfolk close in their newest video. "My life is crazy but my family is usual," raps Squadda B, explaining how he stays bonded to his extended circle through the insanity. Tynethys, a Sacramento producer who is quite an accomplished wordsmith and instrumental musician in his own right and is coming off the release of his recent Lost Angeles project, illustrates the juxtapositions of beauty and freneticism over the course of the song, as piano and operatic vocal samples interweave with a ticking, driving rhythm. The two come together to create a middle place for the Main Attrakionz's stories to live.

This space will only expand as the duo continues their work with Tynethys. "Kinfolk" is the first track off of a full collaborative album with the fellow Californian, which will be released this summer. "Their cloud rap style meshed with my melodic/electric style of producing right from the beginning," explains Tynethys. "We've been building and making music since then."


"Honey The Hippie"
"Psychedelic"

 (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Twitter: @HoneyTheHippie

"Crew54"
"Labor
(Office Space Parody)

Twitter: @crew54 @gchristcrew54

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"Labor" is the first video for Crew54 off he upcoming Wild Gentlemen project produced by Dichter2 Productions. If the movie Office Space is considered a "cult classic" then consider us apart of that cult. When the idea of having a video that would contrast with the hard aggressive style of the track came into play, a parody of Office Space was conceived almost instantaneously. We had to think of a way to pay homage to the original but still do it in Crew54 form. Instead of just replaying certain scenes from the movie bit for bit, we took a lot of our favorite aspects condensed it down and put our own spin on it. Fans of the movie should recognize important parts such as the red stapler, the two Bob's, or the infamous printer destruction scene.


"Philly" Rapper "Chic Raw
"I Need You"
 (Official Video)


Off The "RawPhacts



Twitter: @ChicRaw