Wednesday, August 31

BIGGA RANKIN & PLIES THE MAKING OF "ARISTOTLE" LIVE

Mysonne - I Need You (Dir: Taya Simmons)

JAY ROCK x KENDRICK LAMAR - CODE RED

Murdah Baby (@MURDAHBABY) – Hurricane Murdah Baby (Freestyle Edition)

Tracklist and DL after the cut

Sonnie Carson ft Billy Danze (Of M.O.P.) – Hood

Big HUD ft. Rittz - I Dont Give A Fuck!

Jakk Frost & Starrmina – Mr. & Mrs. Smiff EP

DTCali ft DreaM TeaM - RECOGNIZE (Prod by BMORE BROWN)

John Storm - Maybach Moves

"I speak it I can reach it"

DEE-1- Never Clockin Out

SHOWTIME FT. TWISTA - CHUCK NORRIS

Don Trip Releases 2 Mixtapes - "Human Torch III" + "iHEARTstrippers"


Tracklists and DL's after the cut. Check out more Don Trip mixtapes.

LO KEYS FEAT. MISTAH FAB & LIVESOSA - SUPERMAN (PROD. BY ZONE & A1 BEATS)

BIGGA RANKIN & PLIES WILL BROADCAST THE MAKING OF "ARISTOTLE"

Big Gates Records & Team Bigga Rankin present Bigga Rankin and Plies UStreaming live tonight at 9 EST as they put the finishing touches on their latest project "Aristotle". Guests will include Mel "250 Plus", Kingpin, Shotz, and a few other surprise guests dropping by. Drank and Dank will be broadcasting it, or you can use the direct link.

DJ Don Cannon Presents Swamp Dawg - 2 Million Copies

DJ Don Cannon introduces Swamp Dawg, hailing from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Swamp is currently working on his upcoming DJ Don Cannon hosted mixtape, "Da Independent Way." Here goes the first single, "2 Million Copies."

MOKA ONLY - THE BARBECUED HORSE CONTEST INSTRUMENTALS

Barbecued Horse Contest Instrumentals Cover Art

TWISTA PRESENTS... MELLO - MONEY OVA HERE

Azad Right - I'll Be Around

10 Reasons Why Most Indie Recording Artists Fail

by Jolin Gomez
It starts with a dream. You listen to your favorite songs and artist, then you try to play guitar and write songs. Form a band, then you attempt local gigs. You try to cover as many songs as possible. You then try to go to studios, do some rough recording. and while the band is on the way home, you then talk to each other thinking that someday, the band will be famous. You then begin planning to give demos to every key person in the music industry. The band then dreams of having a million dollar beach house, filled with parties and chicks and finally dream of having an enormous bank account consisting of band royalties and you begin to think you will most likely succeed.
The truth is, no you are not. Frankly speaking, the music business is so “HARD”. The reason why it is hard because in the first place:

B-Rich & Playboy Tre Get To Joning

"he so fat his v-neck look like a circle neck"

Grafh ft. Bun B - Don't Stop

June - Problems (Prod. Teddy Walton)

A Mafia's Birthday Cook Out (Dir./Edited By Masar)

Dutch New York - Otis (Remix)

King of 334 MOBB - The Return Of Eddie Kane

Tracklist and DL after the cut

Smoke DZA Freestyle on Toca Tuesdays

Young Scolla meets SMKA - Seconds Away

Tracklist and DL after the cut.

Uptown XO – Monumental II

Appearances by Gordo Brega, Fat Trel, AB the Pro, & of course The Diamond District.

"Business As Usual: The Exploitation of Hip-Hop" Available on VOD

Chicago, IL, August 31, 2011 - "Business As Usual" is a feature-length documentary that asks the question: "Has Hip-Hop been exploited for economic gain, to the detriment of the masses of urban youth who embrace it?Narrated by Mekhi Phifer (Paid In Full, Clockers), the film is currently available on Video On Demand and features some of the biggest names in Hip Hop such as Kanye West, KRS-One, DMC, Dead Prez, Lil Scrappy, Talib Kweli, RhymefestMC Lyte, Dr. Cornell West, MTV's Sway and spoken word artist Malik Yusef.  In addition to other artists, "Business as Usual" also includes interviews from academia, businesses, politicians, record labels, and media outlets.
Discover the roots of Hip Hop culture as we trace its origins in urban America, and its influence felt worldwide.  From Hip Hop's power, influence, and artistry to the culture's unparalleled effect on movies, television, fashion, advertising, sports and business; witness the journey as we uncover the meaning behind the lyrics, racy videos, materialism and sexism.
Is hip-hop the problem or the solution?  Or is it "business as usual"?

Simone Juicy ft. Young Moe - Rest In Peace

Maffew Ragazino 'Rhyme Pays' EPK