@whosrobrugah – “The Golden Era Mixtape”

@whosrobrugah – “The Golden Era Mixtape”

Straight from the success of his “New York” single, comes the YNVS rookie from DMV. Emcee Rob Rugah gives ode to some of hip hop’s greats on his new mixtape, The Golden Era.

The mixtape features not only dope lyrics over iconic beats you have heard in the 90s, but it also includes excerpts of quotes given by some of hip hop’s greatest rappers such as Biggie, Tupac and Big Pun.

The Golden Era mixtape is now available for download on audiomack.


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Parisian DJ Duke fell in love with turntablism when he first saw legendary French DJ Dee Nasty rock the decks in with MC Lionel D. in ’87. Since then, he has been perfecting his skills, making the French finals several times at the DMC World DJ Championships. He then threw his first gig in ’92 and has been playing at over hundreds of parties and tours.

As a beat maker, DJ Duke has collaborated through his career with not only stalwarts from his neck of the woods like Cut Killer, Joey Starr and Assassin (who he is now the official DJ for) but he has also collaborated with artists across the puddle such as Large Professor, Afu Ra, DJ Premier & Guru. He has released a bevy of mixtapes (American Werewolf, Gangrene Syndicate, etc.) and created his own label, Street Trash Records.

For 2016, DJ Duke has teamed up with one of New York’s newest legends, Napoleon Da Legend for the Legendary mixtape, a 44-track (yes, 44) album of nothing but pure beats, wordplay and cuts. The Legendary mixtape is up for grabs as a free download on DJ Duke’s Bandcamp page.


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PORN – The Official Mixtape

PORN – The Official Mixtape

He moves by the name of PORN. Get your minds out of the gutter, not that PORN.

PORN is an acronym for Putting Out RealNess and he just simply does that, anything you ever hear him say is actual and factual. He won’t speak on the things in life that he hasn’t done. So he gives no gimmick flows that has been polluting the airwaves. What has been boiling in self from day one is hip hop in its authentication. He aims to manifest these verbal assaults on all participants hindering the progression of hip hop.

“Hip hop fell in 9/11 with the Twin Towers,”  PORN says. “If you think differently listen to the wave before and after 9/11, hip hop is also without sound in its current state. She has lost her self-esteem, and her way home. So now it is time for artists with like minds and ambition to turn around hip-hop and guide hip hop back home.”

He bore witness the strength he harbored in his bars whenever he’s in a cipher. Now he feels blessed with a platform to share real hip hop with the masses with no more hesitation or delay. Being the underdog, PORN grew up in the streets of Boston, teaching himself how to deal with so much adversity in the world we all are trying to manage a way through.

Through his verses, he delivers a broader insight in relation to his life. He traveled the road as a free man and as a shackled convict through the federal bureaus of prisons. “Hey, if I did the crime, I did the time,” he said. “After that 5 year rest, I promised to let the world hear my messages.”

He shares this passion alongside family, friends and people wherever he goes. Being a member of T.L.T.G (THIRD LAND TRAP GANG) has sparked even more ambition along with the release of his new self titled mixtape, which includes his hit, “Fat Corey”. The Official PORN Mixtape is up for grabs below.


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@BucktownUSA presents Bucktown USA: Volume 1

@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”

@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.

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@rapperredrum – I Burn EP

@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.


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

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!

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