Wednesday, May 30

Boldy James Signs Deal with Decon Records

Project Mayhem - I'm A Boss (Remix)

The original was featured on the much acclaimed Industry Night project.

Nemesis - Long Liv The King

Includes a Tree feature, and some memorable (as always) SP production.
Tracklist & DL after the cut.

Young Moe - 3Hunna (Freestyle)


Drake Comes To DC Locked & Loaded (Concert Review)

By Mike Andrews
Friday night of Memorial Day Weekend turned out to be one of the wildest nights
of the year for DC Nightlife as the Club Paradise Tour rolled through the Verizon Center last night.
Due to “personal reasons regarding Drake’s family,” the last two shows on his tour
in Virginia Beach and in North Carolina were postponed. But when Drake hit the
stage at the Verizon Center, he showed that he was more than ready to hit the stage again.
What was most surprising about the set is that he sent a response back to Pusha T’s ‘Exodus 23:1’ diss track, which is speculated to be towards the Young Money camp. In one of his song breaks, Drake spit a quick line to let the crowd know how
he felt about the shot towards his crew.
“If you was doin’ 16s when I was 16 and your shit still flopped and you switched teams, don’t talk to me my nigga.”
Not long after, Lil’ Wayne dropped a response track, “Goulish”, addressing the Pusha T track.
But it wasn’t all seriousness at the Verizon Center on Friday night as Drake hit the
stage for a little bit over an hour and a half. He performed every fan-favorite as
well as some deeper tracks. Opening with “Crew Love”, the nearly sold out Verizon
Center went into a frenzy as the women in the crowd singing the chorus drowned
out the Young Money artist.
Addressing the 500-pound gorilla in the room, Drake made sure to mention that he
doesn’t give a fuck about what critics say about his songs. “They say I make too many songs for women….you know what I have to say to that? Hell yeah I make too much music for women.”
He then led that into one of the biggest singles of the past six months, “Proud of
You”. Backed by a live band, Drizzy showed that his performance (often criticized
for being too dull) is improving and that he is taking notes from some of rap’s greatest.
Club Paradise was much like Watch The Throne without the mega-superstar
mentality. Huge LED screens lit the arena up, and much like Jay did on Watch the
Throne, Drake spent fifteen minutes pointing out fans in the crowd while his band
went on an impressive jam session in the background.
Accompanying Drake on the tour were 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Waka Flocka and J. Cole.
French Montana (who was supposed to be on the bill) was not present at the DC
date for an unknown reason. While each artists performed a quick greatest-hits
setlist of anywhere between 15-35 minutes, Drake made sure to bring the artists
(sans J. Cole) back out during his set in order to give the whole crowd another look
at them since the building didn’t get filled up until nearly two hours into the over
four hour long night.
The tour’s first opening act and one of the biggest artists out right now, 2
Chainz, received one of the best receptions from the DMV as he came back out to perform “No Lie” with Drake. His post-game party at Ibiza Nightclub was also the hottest spot of the night as the line stretched nearly four blocks to get in.
Waka Flocka’s performance was one of the more surprising moments of the night. He, too, brought out his own band, and to hear “Bussin At Em” and “Hard in Da Paint” performed with a live band only amped up the atmosphere in DC even more and prepared the crowd to get extra live for the tour’s headliner.
Closing the night out on “Y.O.L.O”, Drake mentioned that he’d love to be back and
that maybe next time he would bring back Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj.
While that was something to leave the fans with, the true story of the night was the
shot back at Pusha T after not making any mention of the track until last night.
And if the quick bar he spit is any indication of a possible song in the works, then it’s going to be one hot summer.

Lil Kappy - Ball Everyday (Everyday I Ball) Interactive Mixtape

Kanary Diamonds - No More Ms. Nice Guy

Juxx Diamondz - Planet of the Apes

Appearances from Mic Geronimo , Red Cafe, & more.
Tracklist & DL aftyer the cut.

Monday, May 28

Murph - 3 Words

Dutch Capital x Solo DC - All About Dat Bread

GT Garza Interview

G.T. Garza hails from a city that has produced some of hip-hops brightest stars, and is quickly gaining a name for himself as possibly Houston’s next breakthrough artist. Born in San Diego, California he moved to Houston at the age of five. At the age of 14 as a freshman in high school, he was inspired to stop listening to hip-hop and start creating it. Garza began to develop his own style and broke ground battle rapping in various Bars and Clubs. Once he perfected his style, he took his chances at the 2002 Import Expo.
Garza caught the eye of Universal artist Rob G and was recruited to G Style Entertainment. He was also recognized by the Houston radio group “The Choppaholix," who then recruited him to represent the new era of hip-hop in Texas. With names such as "The Phenom," “The One Man Army," and "The Future," this young star is rapidly on the rise. His unmistakable flow and style even landed him a spot on an exclusive H-Town Remix of Ashanti's "Still on It" alongside Paul Wall, and the remix to Chris Brown's "Run It" which both hit heavy rotation on FM dials throughout the southwestern and western parts of the United States.
With many victories under his belt, including "Road to the Apollo" sponsored by Footaction and Adidas, as well as "The Sunkist Sound Lab" sponsored by Sunkist. Garza is no stranger to the grind. With his hard work and dedication he has made his name well known in the Houston area by appearing on shows, such as the Choppaholix XM radio show, Texas FM radio shows and many mixtape features. His first major mixtape release "Maverick Music" earned him the respect of his peers and his fans.
 Working under his own independent label, The Machine, Garza is constantly grinding his gears trying to make the transition from underground to mainstream. He has been offered several deals by record labels in Houston but has turned them down in hope of something more. His ultimate goal is to be wearing a Houston T-shirt while accepting a Grammy.  With his incomparably unique style and hard work ethic, if anyone has a shot at doing so, it’s Garza. If you see him out somewhere, he will undoubtedly have his headphones on listening to new beats while penciling down lyrics. With 11 mixtapes under his belt and more than 50 features, he knows what needs to be done to reach his goals. In the interview that follows we discuss GT's career, musical tastes, and more.

As a Latino rapper have you felt any pressures from in your community as far as your career choice?
Definitely. I haven't heard too many Latino Emcees, & the ones I have heard over the years got slept on, or just didn't get it popping. My family supports me, but they don't really understand the mechanics of the industry. I know at times it can be frustrating for them, as well as for me.
Right now I feel like it's a wide open lane, for a Latino artist to come in & represent his people & our story. To let the world know another side of life from a Latin perspective. It's tough when people of your color or nationality have no one to look up to or represent them, & I intend to do just that.

Sunday, May 27

Yung Yadi - Berry Trill /// Sprite Remix

Tracklist & DL after the cut.

Audio Stepchild - Every Coincidence Has a Mixtape

1) Intro: The Black Hotel f. Roc Raida
2) Sofa Bed f. Buffalo Stille of Nappy Roots
3) Summer In The City f. Papa Rue and Bondz of Bigfoot & Bondz
4) Atlas Jenkins And The Piccadilly Cactus
5) The Duel After The Masquerade
6) Can’t Shake These Ghosts… f. KingCo & Smoove Gotti
7) When Will We Be Paid? f. Prince
8) Lace Up Your Skyscrapers
9) Call Me Blondie f. Smartzee and Seven
10) Last Day of Summer f. Nasim
11) Bobo’s Magic Taxi f. Family Business
12) Behind These Shades f. Illuminati Sky
13) The Reason Behind Ruth Seamonds
14 Every Coincidence Is Significant f. MC Breed
15) Day After Day f. Tha Chill from Compton’s Most Wanted
16) Leaving You Tomorrow f. Staxx N Waxx
17) Watchoutboy (The Grand Finale) f. Jayo Felony, Knoc-turn’al, Sly Boogy, Ms Toi, Charlie Clips, Wickham, Noah Jones, Jimmy 2Tymes, Slimm Calhoun, BlackOwned C-Bone
18) Outro: The Rajah And The Builder f. Dust
Download

A.O.N ft. Chief Keef - Turn Up (Prod. Young Chop)

Saturday, May 26

Sun - Tunnel Vision (Interactive Mixtape)

Fully interactive mixtape. Click play on the video to hear full CD, or click a song title to hear an individual track. You will be returned to the main menu when the song is completed, or click the middle of the cover at any time to return. Download full mixtape with 3 more songs here.

Friday, May 25

Harmony Muzik ft. Uptown XO - Gen X

Tree - Sunday School (Interactive Mixtape)


Hit play to listen to the whole thing. Click track name to listen to song. After the song's completed you will be returned to the main menu. You may click the Parental Advisory warning during any song to return to the main menu.
Download here.

Fatz DaBigFella - Ghetto

Clinton Sparks vs. U2 - With or Without You (Remix)

DJ K-Sin - #FMGISTHESHIT

I-20, An1 & DJ Kurupt - World Justice


Griffen - #Jeffs


  Jeffs by Griffen

E-40 ft. Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Daz & Kokane - What You Smokin

Camp Lo & Ski Beatz - Fort Apache

 01. Camp Lo & Ski Beatz - Sugar Willie's Revenge (3:37)
02. Camp Lo & Ski Beatz - 82 Afros (2:09)
03. Camp Lo & Ski Beatz - Zoom (2:30)
04. Camp Lo & Ski Beatz - Flawless Victory (0:45)
05. Camp Lo & Ski Beatz - 52 Pick Up (1:57)
06. Camp Lo & Ski Beatz - Did You Know (2:36)

Rashad - Museum

Tracklist & DL after the cut.

Skip (of UTP) - Happy Motherfuckers Day

Wednesday, May 23

KD - Crown Me (NO DJ)

Appearances from H.A.M., LE$, Don Prez, Ashlei Lauren & more.
Tracklist & DL after the cut.

M.U.G., Chris Ward, Pook P, & RediMade - All Real (Produced by TrakkSounds)


D-MACK - I Get 2 It

Exclusive - Book Of Eli

SL Jones x DJ Burn One - Paraphernalia

Big K.R.I.T ft. Juicy J & Waka Flocka Flame - Temptation (Remix)

Tree ft. Tone Skeeta - Amy

SL Jones x DJ Burn One Ft. Freddie Gibbs - M.E.M.P.H.I.S.


Opium - The Field Of Blood

Appearances by St. Laz, Jadakiss, John Storm & more.
Tracklist & DL after the cut.

Mav of Sol Camp - I'm A Winner (NBA PLAYOFF ANTHEM)

Monday, May 21

Dutch Capital X Solo DC - Best Day (Prod. 3D Beatz)

Ya Boy - Thousands Millions

Ric JIlla - Get Up Wit Me / Quit Hatin

The Game ft LifeStyle, Kid Red, Ben J - Pussy Money Weed

Tamara Bubble - Rap To This



Brandon Bueller - I Can Do Better

SL Jones x DJ Burn One ft. Rittz - M.D.M.A.



“‘M.D.M.A’ is about addiction, about the way it can make you feel on top of the world and the way it can tear you apart. People mostly associate addiction with hard drugs, but you can be addicted to anything, and when I first heard this beat — the way it gave me a rush — I knew it was perfect for getting that point across. This was one of the first beats DJ Burn One made for Paraphernalia. Rittz stopped by the studio one day and we were playing each other new tracks. I told him I had a song that was perfect for him, and once he heard it, he was all for it. Ebony Love came through and graced us on the hook. She’s so full of inspiration, I honestly believe she could make any song better.” – SL

GT Garza ft. Brian Angel - No Regrets

ANTHM - Manhattan

B.o.B - Play For Keeps

Daraja Hakizimana - Electric Kush

Thursday, May 17

Dollarmentary ft. Livin Proof - Forever Fresh [Prod. by Vinny Idol]


Max B & Isaiah Toothtaker – Toothy Wavy

“Toothy Wavy” is a collaborative project between Machina Muerte head Isaiah Toothtaker, incarcerated rapper Max B, and production duo The Hood Internet. Toothtaker, in addition to rapping on the tracks and providing hooks, also helmed most of the videos, while The Hood Internet handled all of the beats, and Max B recorded his verses through the prison phone line. There is also an artist named Rapewolf on the project.
Tracklist & DL after the cut.

Bo Deal - The Chicago Code 3

Tracklist & DL after the cut.

Roccett ft. MeMe Couture - Won't Leave

SL Jones x DJ Burn One - Dope Man

Jig Dolla ft. PAPERBOY - No Time

Anthm ft. Blu - Polaris

50 Cent ft Kidd Kidd - Niggas Be Schemin

Tuesday, May 15

DMX - The Weigh In

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Tracklist (including Snoop feature, produced by Dr.Dre) & DL after the cut.

Big Hu$tle Man ft. Brialacea - Mr. Loudpacc

True Talk 2 coming soon.


Tone Skeeta - Pressure

Download the Mixtape Music E.P.



@EMETakeover: Curren$y "The Stoned Immaculate" Listening Session

The Elite Money Empire (@EMETakeover) Presents to you: The Curren$y (@CurrenSy_Spitta) "The Stoned Immaculate" Listening Session at ALIFE (@Alife_Official). Plain Pat (@plainpat) DJ'ed the party and kept the energy high throughout the event. Speacial appearences were made by Stalley (@Stalley) of MMG (@MaybachMusicGrp), Smoke Dza (@SmokeDza), Miss Info (@MissInfo), Audra the Rapper (@AudratheRapper) and more.

Surreall - I'm Turnt Up