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@BucktownUSA presents Bucktown USA: Volume 1

It’s the mixtape all of you boom bap heads were waiting for. The good people at Bucktown USA Entertainment finally release their most anticipated Volume 1 mixtape featuring brand new music from BTU Alumni General Steele paired on tracks with Tek, Umi (Dead Prez), Jakk Frost, Freeway, Illaghee, Ocee, Reef The Lost Cauze, Joneszilla, Sticman (Dead Prez).

Also on the mixtape are more hard hitting head nodders from the Bucktown home team: Vvs Verbal, Coke, Louie Skaggs, Brooklyn Bixby, The THEM Recordings crew: Mic Handz alongside Innocent? and many more including the Tupac Shakur ode “Let It Go” with General Steele, Marr’z Atomz, Arminta Moon, Vvs Verbal, and Nicole Michelle.

Grab the mixtape, out now on Bandcamp.

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@bucktown_usa Presents @generalsteele x @vvsverbal x @MoonAtomz x Marr’z Atomz x Nicole Michele – “Let It Go”

“Let It Go” is a leaked single of of the BUCKTOWN USA: Volume 1 mixtape. The BUCKTOWN USA: Volume 1 series was created as a platform to showcase not only the abilities and talents of the Bucktown USA roster but to also let the world see power of the relationships and caliber of the untapped archive. Over the last few years the team over at BUCKTOWN USA has been working relentlessly to produce the most potent and well produced pieces of material to best represent the BUCKTOWN USA label and aesthetic. Every track on this project is intended to remind the masses that the team over at BUCKTOWN USA is working and ready to step into action any time the team is called on to deliver.

“Let It Go” features hip hop stalwarts General Steele from Smif N Wessun and Back Block Gang member Vvs Verbal with the lending talents of emcees Marr’z Atomz, Arminta Moon and vocalist Nicole Michele. Produced by 7venHD, the concept of the single was conceived after waking up to the newspaper on Sept 13th after reading the Jimmy Henchmen verdict on the very day that Tupac Shakur died as it hauntingly made the family reminisce over the Tupac Shakur release “Ambitionz As A Rydah” touching on the involvement.

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BUCKTOWN USA: Volume 1 coming soon.

@bucktown_usa | @generalsteele | @vvsverbal | @MoonAtomz | bucktownusa.com | duckdown.com

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@rapperredrum – I Burn EP

Redrum releases his highly anticipated I Burn EP , the prequel to his forth coming mixtape Crack the Surface, which includes production by Corbett, Kajmir, Cartier Jones, and All Rounda with a guest appearance from Concept. Stay tuned for Crack the Surface mixtape release 2015. I Burn is out now on all digital download sites, but you can cop it on Soundcloud.

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VIDEO: @IliasBey feat. @AliShine_ & @SadatX – “Stop The Madness”

Brooklyn great DcQ of Medina Green releases the Olise Forel directed video to his second single off the Save The Children mixtape featuring from Ali Shine and Brand Nubian’s Sadat X…and includes a cute set of kids! That’s what Save The Children is all about after all!

Save The Children is produced in its entirety by Shawneci Ice-Cold & super-producer Ayatollah with features from Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), Joell Ortiz and more and is OUT NOW on the Medina Green website!

@IliasBey | @AliShine_ | @SadatX

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@therealMICHANDZ feat. @therealug, @V12VITAL & @_ROCKNESS_ – “The Walking Dead”

The first single off Mic Handz forthcoming collaboration project, My Codeez features no nonsense lyrics by its producer UG from the Cella Dwellas, V12 Vital, Heltah Skeltah’s Rockness Monsta and Handz himself. These men have a unique lineage between them all having served as active members of the legendary Brooklyn street gang the DECEPTICONS. All valid and highly respected emcees on the New York and world stage these men have banded together over this track to let you know that “dark things happen in the broad of the light”. This is exactly what the New York streets are supposed to sound like. “The Walking Dead” is available for download now on Soundcloud. Make sure to have this in your hip hop playlist!

@therealMICHANDZ@therealug | @V12VITAL | @_ROCKNESS_

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@TheRealRampage – Remington Steele Mixtape

Rampage aka 1st Lieutenant of the legendary Flipmode Squad is back with the release of his hot new mixtape Remington Steele, produced by Felony Muzik. The project offers a refreshing fusion of classic feel good grooves with a 2015 lyrical vibe. His first single off the mixtape “Gimme The Night” contains a sample of the George Benson’s tireless classic and it’s already started to gain momentum and buzz. Remington Steele is definitely a must have in your music arsenal and will available for download and streaming tomorrow on Audiomack.com.

@TheRealRampage

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@tpain The Iron Way Mixtape Listening Event

Last night, bloggers, tastemakers and celebrities gathered at New York’s Jungle City Studios to celebrate the upcoming release of T-Pain’s The Iron Way Mixtape with a private listening event. The mixtape features production from The Dream, All-Star, Don Cannon and many more as well as T-Pain himself.

As guests sipped on Skyy Vodka cocktails, T-Pain sat down with Shaheem Reid and discussed more on the mixtape. “I was watching Game of Thrones, and there was this kind of thing where they ask, ‘Did you get what you have the iron way or the gold way?’ he explained. “The gold way is buying respect and paying for respect, basically just paying for everything you have. The iron way is earning it by killing mofos. The iron way as in swords.” When asked why a mixtape instead of a regular album, T-Pain just simply replied, “I don’t wanna deal with the label shit. I just wanna make music for the fans.”

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The 21-track mixtape includes appearances from Kardinal Official, Vantrease, Migos, Lil’ Wayne, and some unreleased vocals from the late singer Aaliyah, which T-Pain delves more into the interview. “They (Aaliyah’s record company) were doing the Aaliyah X album and they came to me for a feature for it,” he explained. “They had a bunch of sessions of her unused tracks. Instead of just being a dick and charging the shit out of  them, I just asked for the of the sessions and they were like ‘Here you go.’ So it was like a swap, I did a song for her album and they gave me one for mines.”

Even though the mixtape has that overall Talahassee feel to it, it also includes some firsts: T-Pain spitting bars and joints with some sweet golden era hip hop beats, which is new for me, considering what his style usually is. With his dreads shed and his top hat retired, he considers The Iron Way as a rebirth for him.

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The album drops tomorrow, March 27th and is hosted by DJ Drama and DJ Trendsetter Sense.