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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Substance "Bravo" - Dir. by Deka Derse !!!!

This is the new video for Bravo off of Substance Abuse mixtape from Substance. Produced by All Purpose Beatz, and directed by DekaDerse, @Datbizness1, @illgordon, @Allpurposebeatz, @DekaderseDownload the Substance Abuse mixtape
http://www.limelinx.com/files/a1942bf882dc4ecd823dddbdbe6e0490

Ro Spit - Im So All Alone !!!!

Ro Spit drops a  video for this Apollo Brown produced cut “I’m So All Alone” off his joint The Glass Ceiling Project.

C-Rayz Walz - BLVCK ROSARIES (Celebrate) MUSIC VIDEO !!!

The homie C-Rayz Walz has dropped a vid  “Blvck Rosaries” off of his latest project All BLVCK Everything:The Prelude project presented by DubMD. Check it!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Rome Cee- Something Beyond !!!!!

 "Something Beyond" Rome Cee's first video release from his new upcoming project "The Grey Area". Track recorded at Bmore Pro Productions.

Contact Rome Cee:
www.romecee.com

Directed & Shot by: 87Conceptions
Edited by: Jay Mastermind
Contact: bmoreproproductions@gmail.com or www.bmoreproproductions.com for scheduling an appointment.

iLLmont - Miscellaneous Info !!!!


Listen to the album here: http://illmont.bandcamp.com/
iLLmont.tumblr.com
"Miscellaneous Info" is the third single off Atlanta collective iLLmont's LP entitled "Bruh"
This video features everyone who was involved with the "Bruh" project and we are thankful for everyone and the support they have been giving us through the beginning of this journey.
Directed by Powl Abraham

AL GREAT - Pray I Make It !!!

Video Directed by Lionel Cook for R.A.G Productions The Take available here http://www.datpiff.com/AL-GREAT-the-Take-mixtape.148355.html

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Smokey Johnson- HY' How You Doin !!!!



The homie Smokey Johnson has just finished his first video. Check it out!!

D.N.E Present Smokey Johnson's First Video,To His Hit MIxTape "Juice"
DIRECTED BY ANDRE GILES.
BEATS BY T.C.O
MIXED AND MASTERED BY JWILLZ

Ronald "Slim" Williams & Bryan "Baby" Williams Associated In Sexual Assault Suit !!!!

Cash Money co-CEOs Ronald “Slim” Williams and Bryan “Baby” Williams showed up in court earlier this week in connection with a violent sexual assault that took place at a studio bathroom.

Erik Rico - My Prayer !!

Singer/producer Erik Rico from L.A. just released this ill tune about love and inspiration. Check it!!

"SNL" - Erk Tha Jerk f/ D. Bledsoe !!!!

New vid from Bay Area emcee Erk Tha Jerk, featuring D. Bledsoe. Track produced by The Invasion, directed by Keane

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Blu Gets Called Out !!!!

This is a Youtube  vid of a fan calling out Blu during a recent show in San Francisco for a subpar performance. Coincidentally he was Bay Area emcee Dregs One. Dregs tells Blu he’s not “ripping it right” which provokes Exile to confront Dregs One.

ScHoolboy Q - NigHtmare On Figg St. !!!!!

 This is ScHoolBoy Q‘s “NigHtmare On Figg St.”  from his most recent project Habits & Contradictions.
DIR! JeromeD.com!

Prod by A$AP Ty Beats
Habits & Contradictions
http://tinyurl.com/HnCTDE

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Spottie !!!


This is a rendition of one of the all-time favorite Outkast joints, “Spottieottiedopaliscious.”  Check it out! Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Spottie by ArtDontSleep

Friday, January 27, 2012

NameTag Nowhere But Up #NBU (Prod by Black Milk) !!!

@NameTag @TGL_ @The_Goodlifeco
As many of you know, the latest single from Nametag's album "The Name Is Tag" is, "NOWHERE BUT UP". Nametag is asking that you request the single via Text, Call In, or Twitter. The radio stations will spin a quality record by a local artist based off of support they see through continous requests. If you don't request it, why should they play it? The single can be requested at the following stations:

THE ZONE RADIO: "Detroit's Longest Running Hip Hop Show"
(Mondays 9pm-11pm)
Request Line: 313.845.9676
Stream Online & by Smart Phone @: www.whfr.fm and www.2raw4fm.com
Request On Twitter: @2Raw4FM

FM98 WJLB
Request Line: 313.298.7098
Stream Online & By Smart Phone @: www.fm98wjlb.com
Text: 77979
Request On Twitter: @FM98WJLB, @DrDetroitRadio, @DJDonQ, @BiggDawgBlast
(This station is also on iHeart Radio for non-Michigan residents.)

HOT 107.5: "The Movement"
Request Line: 313.298.1075
Stream Online & By Smart Phone @: www.hothiphopdetroit.com
Request On Twitter: @HipHopDetroit, @DJBJ3525
(DJ BJ does "Imported From Detroit" Sundays from 8pm-9pm.)

Listen/Download "Nowhere But Up"

http://nametag.bandcamp.com/track/nowhere-but-up

Song Bio :On "Nowhere But Up," Detroit emcee Nametag (@Nametag) uses a Black Milk soundbed and a Crystal Ariel chorus to show listeners his dedication to success and longevity. The latest single is available on the revamped edition of Nametag's debut LP, "The Name Is Tag," available now on iTunes, AmazonMP3, Spotify, Rhapsody, and Bandcamp. To find more on Nametag, visit his website www.itsnametag.com


Shoot/Produced/Directed by The Goodlife Co.
Al Rights Reserved 2012 .
@TGL @The_Goodlifeco

De La Soul Speaks On "Scenario" Demo & ATCQ Documentary !!!

In part two of HipHopSite.Com's interview with De La Soul, Pos speaks to DJ Pizzo about the demo version of A Tribe Called Quest's "Scenario", as well as his thoughts on the "Beats, Rhymes, and Life" documentary.

J The S ft. Styles P & P-Dub - "Razor" !!!!

Official Music Video for J The S ft. Styles P & P-Dub "Razor" directed by Court Dunn. Record produced by J. Cardim. Starring Doris Josie. Download "The Last Days" album for free at:
http://www.jthes.com/
 

Saigon - HUNGRY (Official Video) !!!!!

Just Blaze & Saigon Presents: "WARNING SHOTS 3: One Foot In The Grave"



Saigon

HUNGRY [Produced by Sire]
Third release off of WARNING SHOTS 3: One Foot In The Grave

Directed by Nicolas Heller (Ricky Shabazz & The Boom Bap Boys)



Twitter @therealsaigon

Facebook.com/saigon.nation
WWW.GOODGUYGANG.COM

Super Tight January - Bodega Brovas Cameo !!!!

This clip features the Bodega Brovas' performance of "I Don't Got It" in the January episode of Super Tight.

Craving a little bit of the spotlight Johnny Oso and Officer Charlie lend their talents as extras in a Bodega Brovas music video. Also, featuring Jenny Gato and introducing Sockmund Freud.

Video courtesy of Pistol Grip Studios www.pistolgripstudios.com
Director: Liz Lacy.
Puppeteer: Earl Disco

Rick Ross Releases Trailer For "MMG Untouchable" Music Video !!!!

HERE'S THE NEW  UNTOUCHABLE TRAILER. OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTED BY SPIFF TV  THAT IS SAID TO BE COMING SOON.

@RICKYROZAY #RICHFOREVER AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON LIVEMIXTAPES.COM
http://livemixtap.es/richforever

J.Cole Says "Lights Please" Assured His Meeting With Jay-Z, Refers To The Song As A "J. Cole Classic" !!!!!

For his final video segment with Muve Music Sessions, North Carolina rapper J. Cole spoke on a  his Cole World: The Sideline Story tracks including “Cole World,”  “Sideline Story,” and “Lights Please.”


Thursday, January 26, 2012

World Premiere!! CHIEF KAMACHI "City Blocks" RISE AND RHYME VOL.1 Short Film and Album !!!

http://www.riseandrhyme.com/ Available Jan. 30th 2012 "Rise and Rhyme Vol.1" http://www.riseandrhyme.com/ New CHIEF KAMACHI Rise and Rhyme Vol.1 Available Jan.30th 2012 Noize Gallery Music

Jarren Benton - On Da Spot & Interview w/ DJ Green Lantern (Invasion on Hip-Hop Nation) !!!!

Jarren Benton on Hip-Hop Invasion (Shade 45) w/ DJ Green Lanetern. Interview & On Da Spot

Freebasing With Kevin Bacon (coming soon)

DL "Shut Up Bitch": http://soundcloud.com/smka/jarren-benton-shut-up-bitch

jarrenbenton.tumblr.com
http://twitter.com/jarrenbenton
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jarren-Benton/184596911617878

Eligh & Amp Live - Beautiful Addiction ft. Grieves & Blake Hazard !!!

Here is the second video off of Eligh & Amp Live‘s Therapy At 3 album. “Beautiful Addiction” features Grieves and Blake Hazard.

Buy Therapy at 3:
iTunes: http://bit.ly/s6aCzl
Amazon: http://amzn.com/B005ZLVDLE
Android Market: http://bit.ly/vQ68n9

Second official video from Eligh & Amp Live's album, "Therapy At 3".

Directed by Dahveed Telles for Detail Shoppe

Knowledge Medina - Can You Let Me (feat. Co$$) (prod. by Numonics) !!!!



As Knowledge Medina and Numonics are prepping to drop their Never Enough EP on Feb 7th.
 The South Florida pair give us a little  of what’s in store on the project with “Can You Let Me Be” feat Co$$. Really dope check it out!

Yonas: Midnight City (feat M83) !!!!

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Yonas  has just released a new track over M83′s hit song “Midnight City”.  His next album will feature songs like these; remixes from artists and producers that have made an impact on Yonas. Look for it coming this spring.

Danny Brown & Schoolboy Q - Blunt After Blunt (Live) @ Echoplex Los Angeles, CA 1/24/12 !!!!

Schoolboy Q joins Danny Brown on stage to perform "Blunt After Blunt" during Check Yo Ponytail 2 Fool's Gold Take Over at the Echoplex in Los Angeles, CA on January 24th, 2012

Knesecary - Good For It (prod by Oktober1st) !!!!

The Dallas emcee, Knesecary, returns with a new joint called “Good For It” produced by Oktober1st. The track will appear on Knesecary’s upcoming EP Righteous, which will be released soon.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Death Note (feat. XiT) - BlaZe !!!

"Death Note" is track 11 of off BlaZe's latest LP "The Blue Light" .A track cooked up for the "non believers" as they put it.

Download this song free at
http://iamnotblaze.bandcamp.com/track/death-note-feat-xit
http://soundcloud.com/iamnotblaze/blaze-death-note-feat-xit

Follow XiT at @elxit
Follow BlaZe at @iamnotblaze

Shot by ©nino

Honors English feat. Karina Pasian - Second Chances (prod. by Needlz) !!!!


New video from Honors English featuring Karina Pasian all about “Second Chances.” A couple of stories here including the survival of cancer from the producer of the joint, Needlz.


Animation by AUKS (www.auksone.com)

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Dry Rain Entertainment presents State of the Art (Feb. 22nd)
www.thehonorssociety.com

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@honorsenglish
@needlz
@wealthypictures

STS - Downhill (GOLD Rush) (the xx - Shelter FLIP) !!!!

http://bit.ly/DownloadTheIllustrious - STS' Latest Album for Free
Downloads and previews at http://STSIsGOLD.com/goldrush

After hitting Canada to flip Drake's "Marvin's Room", STS rolls over to London and gets introspective over the atmospheric vibe provided by producer Eric Hahn, who flips the xx's infamous "Shelter" for the hook.

Directed by @DavidMack, the video follows a night in the life of STS as he preps and performs for fans at Philly's Theatre Of Living Arts.

The full-length version of GOLDRush will finally be released on Feb 29th. Until then, the GOLDRush flips continue...

Skewby - Ups & Downs !!!!!

"Ups & Downs" From Skewby's hard drive | Directed By: Skewby
Instrumental: Blue Ruby by Apollo Brown

http://somethingaboutskewby.com/

http://twitter.com/skewby

Pep Love - Can’t Nobody Do It Like Us (Music Vid) !!!!

The homie Pep is gearing up to release his new solo album Rigmarole on March 6th and drops a music video for the lead single “Can’t Nobody Do It Like Us” featuring a bridge by Souls Of Mischief’s own Opio.

Rihanna Gets "Thug Life" Tatoo'd On Her Knuckles !!!

In an homage to Tupac Shakur, Rihanna has tattooed the words "Thug Life" across her knuckles.
Posting a picture of her latest ink to Twitter, the Bajan singer showed off her tats, writing, "(TM) All these bitches screaming that 2pac back (TM) #THUGLIFE." She later tweeted, "Err'body has an opinion, but yall know what yall can do with them!!! #THUGLIFE."

ri-tattoo

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Chelsea Handler Reveals Past Relationship With 50 Cent During Howard Stern Interview !!!

Handler explained that her relationship with 50 Cent eventually came to an end when he revealed that R&B singer Ciara was still interested in him.

“You’re telling me this girl wants to get back with you but she’s upset that you’re dating me,” Handler questioned. “Is that what you’re saying…Whatever I called him was probably the worst thing you could say to a black person, short of calling him the N-word. Like I said…you’re a street person basically something along the lines of being a gangster. And it was really, really offensive and I hung up and I’ve never spoken to him again.”

New Hiphop Release Dates !!!

Here are some of the upcoming albums that you might be looking to check out. Peep!

January 24
40 Glocc - New World Agenda
Lazerbeak (Doomtree) - Lava Bangers
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - The Main Ingredient (Deluxe Edition)
Wiley - Evolve Or Be Extinct
Gangrene (Alchemist & Oh No) - Vodka & Ayahuaska

January 27
Lord Finesse (D.I.T.C.) - The Art Of Diggin: Blue Note State Of Mind (Mini LP Cardboard Gatefold) (Limited Edition)

January 31
AraabMuzik - Instrumental University
K’Naan - More Beautiful Than Silence

February 14
M-Phazes & DJ Rhettmatic of Beat Junkies - Phazed Out
Sean Born - Behind the Scale
Various Artists (John Legend, The Roots, Wyclef, etc.) - Soundtrack For a Revolution

February 20
Yelawolf - Radioactive (Deluxe Edition)

February 21
Joe Budden - Mood Muzik Box Set
Monica - New Life

February 28
Ja Rule - Pain Is Love 2
Gensu Dean - Standard Life
Lee Bannon - Fantastic Plastic
Madchild (Swollen Members) - Dope Sick
Stones Throw Records & Minimal Wave Records - The Minimal Wave Tapes Vol. 2
Estelle - All Of Me
Copywrite - God Save The King
Obie Trice - Bottoms Up
Planet Asia - Black Belt Theatre
Kid CuDi & Dot Da Genius - WZRD
Maino - Day After Tomorrow

March 6
Pep Love (Hieroglyphics) – Rigmarole

March 13
B.o.B. - Strange Clouds

March 20
Odd Future - OF Tape Vol. 2

March 27
Apollo Brown & O.C. - Trophies
DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles - The Kolexion
Gift Of Gab (Blackalicious) - Logical Progression

April 3
Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

Boog Brown - "U.P.S." Music Video !!!!

Music video for "U.P.S." off the Brown Study CD release by Boog Brown & Apollo Brown (released by Mello Music Group).

http://mellomusicgroup.bandcamp.com/album/brown-study

Follow on twitter: @boogbrown @apollobrown @mellomusicgroup

Playdough-Road Doggin (Playdough on Tour) !!!!

Tour footage of Playdough doing shows, freestyling in the van, clowning backstage and taking over the world.
For booking and all things Playdough: www.iamplaydough.com
iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hotdoggin/id427225381
Directed by:Teddy Cool for Blue Pill Entertainment

Evidence - Falling Down (Vid) !!!!

Buy Cats & Dogs on iTunes: http://bit.ly/pEIPUK
Buy Cats & Dogs at Fifth Element: http://bit.ly/rpD9Ek

The latest song from Evidence's new album, Cats & Dogs.

Director/DP/Editor: Todd Angkasuwan
Gaffer: Joe Cheung
Grip: Vu Hoang
Location Mgr: Jeff Dean
Studio: The New Place Studios
Appearances by: Rahki, Bravo (Sid Roams), & Babu

http://rhymesayers.com/evidence
http://twitter.com/evidence
http://facebook.com/misterevidence

Kid CuDi Speaks On why He Trashed Australian Stage !!!!

Kid CuDi was caught on tape trashing the stage after his set was cut short at The Heatwave festival in Australia. In a post on his Tumblr page,Cudders addressed the incident and explained that promoters will have to deal with his temper if they decide to prematurely pull the plug on his performance.

"If my set is EVER cut short at any show, im trashing the stage. Not out of anger, it takes a lot to get me furious nowadays, but out of principle," he wrote. "The fans always deserve a full set at all shows, especially when they spend their hard earned money on expensive tickets. A lot of artist wouldnt do what I did in Australia, but I will. Spread the word. No matter the circumstance, cut my set short, im breaking shit. And next time im startin a riot. Me and my fans. Cause promoters will sometime take advantage of the artists, and u gotta let em know what time it is. Cutting nobody any slack."

CuDi is preparing his upcoming album with Dot Da Genius, WZRD, which is tentatively set for a February 28th release.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Guillotine The Kasino Champ - The Darkness - Short Film by EKP Pictures !!!!

The homie Guillotine The Kasino Champ has just done a new vid  called  "The Darkness" a  Short Film by EKP Pictures. check it out!!
Production by EKP Pictures
Story by Ean Pegram
Starring: Guillotine The Kasino Champ, Billy Syn, Jessica Jasper, Muenster,
Special Thanks to: Oasis and UMC Media Group
Song 1: Guillotine The Kasino Champ "Chop Ya Head"
Beat Production by Muenster
Song 2: Guillotine The Kasino Champ "Where Am I"
Beat Production by Billy Syn
Tracks Mastered at Valley of the Kings Studio by Billy Syn

PremRock & Willie Green feat. Open Mike Eagle - "Jogger" !!!

1st video and 3rd single off the critically acclaimed album "PremRock & Willie Green." This time the duo pairs up with L.A. spitter and Swim Team rep Open Mike Eagle to wax poetic about a female jogger.

Video Credits:
♦ Director: Crosby
♦ Cinematographer: Minhajul Hoque
♦ Editor/Color Correction: Mike Leuis
♦ Jogger: Olesya Shayda
♦ Special Thanks: Jordan Price

Powered By Photo-POW ( http://www.Photo-POW.com/

Album available at all digital retailers.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/premrock-willie-green/id465938327
www.IsolatedWaxRecords.com
www.Planetpremrock.com
www.WillieGreenMusic.com

Ryshon Jones - Shonijuana Music Video !!!

 Ryshon Jones‘ latest mixtape, Brightest Nights Darkest Days, comes the video for the Manny Wit The Beats & Sam Greens produced single “Shonijuana.” ILL Visuals!


prod by Manny Wit The Beats & Sam Greens off of Brightest Nights Darkest Days http://www.2dopeboyz.com/2011/12/23/ryshon-jones-brightestnightsdarkestdaysmixtape/

Wordsmith - A Hero’s Welcome !!!!



“A Hero’s Welcome,” produced by Polish beat makers Rafpak, will be on Wordsmith‘s in March dropping mixtape Prelude to the King. The release of his next LP, King Noah, will follow in April/May 2012!



Wordsmith - A Hero's Welcome (Produced by Rafpak) by Wordsmith

Baritone Brothas ft. Roman Pills - UH !!!!!

RZA Interview with Gowhere Hip Hop !!!!!

RZA talks with GY312 about the hip hop culture, who he's working with musically (after creating 500 beats!), and his film/acting career. Enjoy this raw, candid talk with a rap icon.

Filmed by: K-Max
Edited by: Sgt. Tibs
Shoutout: React Presents (reactpresents.com)

Is Lil B A Joke ?? !!!!!


Lil B recently gave an interview to 107.5 WGCI to speak with DJ A-Oh and DJ Moondawg, discussing whether or not he takes rap music seriously. After releasing several projects that have fueled backlash including I'm Gay (I'm Happy) and Angels Exodus, the Based God said that he thinks rap is a joke because of inauthentic artists who are clogging the culture.






Sunday, January 22, 2012

Jimetta Rose - Ahdikshion !!!!!


Jimetta Rose a very talented singer who had lended her magic to collabs and contributions to the albums of Sa-Ra, Shafiq Husayn, Georgia Anne Muldrow, J1 (R.I.P.), and most recently Proh Mic. Check her new vid about addictions.

Artist: Jimetta Rose
Band: The Beautiful Thing
Director : Jono
Producer: Simeon Shigg
Cinematography: Channing Ross

Wiz Khalifa Discusses "O.N.I.F.C." Album !!!!!

<a href='http://www.bing.com/videos/browse?mkt=en-us&vid=11c83018-c8a8-41b8-a094-33e9211be981&from=sharepermalink-twitter&src=FLPl:embed::uuids' target='_new' title='Bing Bar at Sundance 2012: Ross Mathews and Wiz Khalifa' >Video: Bing Bar at Sundance 2012: Ross Mathews and Wiz Khalifa</a>

While at the Sundance Film Festival this week, Wiz Khalifa offered his thoughts to MSN about his upcoming album, O.N.I.F.C..

"I'm working on my second album," said Wiz, who said he was only in town for the festival.
“Me, I come from we made everything on our own. It’s a process of just recreating what we already know how to do and just taking it to the next level, and I’m having a great time,” he explained. “I’m getting great new fans and doing new things.”

DJ Concept - Flight Patterns !!!

   Last month DJ Concept boarded a flight from JFK to LAX. All the tracks on this album were     made during that 1 flight using nothing but Parliament & Funkadelic samples.
Quadruple Espresso + In-Seat Power Supply + 6 Hour Flight = FLIGHT PATTERNS.  

Saturday, January 21, 2012

SOPA and PIPA: Fight for your Rights!!!

SOPA and PIPA postponed indefinitely after   protests CNNMoney.com

When the entire Internet gets angry, Congress takes notice. Both the House and the Senate on Friday backed away from a pair of controversial anti-piracy bills, tossing them into limbo and throwing doubt on their future viability. FULL STORY

Sweet Tooth: Ivory Coast, Chocolate Industries, and Child Slave Labor!!!

   Slavery in cocoa fields: A horrible ‘normal’

In "Chocolate's Child Slaves," CNN's David McKenzie travels into the heart of the Ivory Coast to investigate children working in the cocoa fields. (More information and air times on CNN International.)
By David McKenzie and Brent Swails, CNN
The Freedom Project wanted our team to answer one question: Ten years after all the major players in the chocolate industry promised to end trafficking and child labor in Ivory Coast, was that promise kept?
So that's how we found ourselves, four journalists and a driver, crammed into a silver SUV, driving toward Daloa with the faded luxury of Abidjan’s skyscrapers behind us. Market towns became bush and the traffic thinned as we chewed up the miles.
We started to talk about the shoot. It’s a discussion all journalists have on long road trips. And we had a lot of time to kill.
How are we going to find what we are looking for? Have we done all our homework? What if it rains all day? Did you bring mosquito repellent? Have you eaten the bush rats they sell on the side of the road?
We were both a bit nervous. Not about the bush rats, but about getting to the story.
We had done our homework. Everything we read from the government, the United Nations and chocolate companies stressed one thing: remoteness.
Chocolate companies specifically repeat how remote the thousands of cocoa farms are. They say it makes it extremely hard to end child labor and trafficking. They say it makes it hard to find trafficking victims. It is just, well, hard.
So we set out on the first day of our shoot not knowing what we would find. The tar roads turned to dirt roads and led to footpaths.
On the second farm we visited on our first day of shooting, we found trafficked children. Let's call them what they are: slaves. They said they had been brought from Burkina Faso, they couldn't leave their farm, and they weren't paid.
We've been on a lot of difficult shoots, but finding child slaves on our first day was not difficult.
And the question we then asked ourselves was, “Why was it so easy?” We didn't have the backing of the U.S. Congress, the billion-dollar chocolate industry or the Ivorian government. We were just four journalists and a car.
But all the farmers we met said no one had visited them to tell them to stop using child labor. (A recent Tulane report on the protocol says that 97% of farms haven’t been reached.)
Several government and industry campaigners tasked with ending child trafficking said they had recently visited the area on outreach. Well, not to the places we visited.
The trafficking taking place in Daloa is easy to find. It is a part of life in this region. It has become normal.
That word, normal, is a horrible way to describe child trafficking, but we were struck by how normal it had all become.
Abdul has been working in the fields for three years. He is 10. He was trafficked from neighboring farms. He can’t leave the farms, can’t go to school, and he isn’t paid. Abdul is a child slave.
His white T-shirt has more holes on the back than it does actual cotton fabric. His arms are abnormally developed for his age because of the hard labor.
But Abdul knows nothing else. This is just what life is like here. It is normal.
Sometimes when you get back from a shoot, or even when you are on it, it hits you how awful it is: the faces of fear and anguish. The words of pain.
Slavery in the cocoa fields is different.
The children we spoke to in Ivory Coast weren't upset. They weren’t chained or locked up.
These children know nothing else. They don’t know what freedom is – can’t even imagine it. They are resigned to their fate because, to them, this is just how it is here.
Slavery in the cocoa fields of Ivory Coast is normal. It’s routine. And it’s easy to find.
- More about the human cost of chocolate
- How can you help as a consumer?
- The chocolate industry response
- All stories from "Chocolate's Child Slaves"

Shit Turntables Say !!!!!

Cutz on Cutz and Tim Zawada put this together with the Red Bull Threestyle USA champ Big Once.  Inspired by Shit Girls Say. Shot and Editied by Michael Handler. Turntablism is truly a lost art. I love some good turntable action and yes folks it takes true talent! Click up top to SEE!

MIB 3 - The Fresh Prince Is Back Black !!!

Surfing the web i came across this new trailer for the upcoming MIB 3. The Fresh Prince is back! Coming 5/25/12....check it out!!

Co$$ - Next Chapter !!!!



Here’s a  track left over  from Co$$’s Before I Awoke, which didn’t make it . Produced by Knxwledge.
Sup world, here’s a left over from my debut lp, Before I Awoke….one of my favorite songs that didn’t make the project only because the mix wasn’t completed before the master was set to be turned in….Its one of those songs that I hope folks can take something from, relate to, etc….Instrument of Emotion is available for purchase now at PaidtheCoss.bandcamp.com…..thanx for the love….” – C0$$
DOWNLOAD HERE---> Co$$

Sha Stimuli: The Calling (Video Interview)

Sha Stimuli talks about his latest track The Calling and his experience recording with Grammy Award winning producer Focus during their video shoot for the new single. The Calling is the second leak from the highly anticipated mixtape Beatz + Lyrics 2 Go vol 2 recorded on location at the A3C Hip Hop Festival in the Unique Squared Mobile Studio and within an earshot at Salem Psalms Library, Atlanta GA.

R.O.E. - I Won (Music Video) !!!!


Chicago emcee R.O.E. shows this video off his latest, A Backpacker Named R.O.E. EP. R.O.E. stands for Rising Over Everything, if he keeps making music like this he is sure to do exactly what his name says. Get the A Backpacker Named R.O.E. EP for free and see for yourself.

Slim Thug - Chase (feat Scarface & MUG) !!!

Slim Thug  advances in his Thug Thursdays series with the Cy Fyre produced “Chase” featuring the legendary Scarface and Slim’s fellow Boss Hogg Outlawz member MUG.  This might,and I stress MIGHT, be the first officiall released verse from Face since he got out of jail last August. 

DOWNLOAD HERE----> SLIM THUG

Friday, January 20, 2012

50 Cent Says He Wants To Release Two Albums !!!!



In an interview with Forbes, 50 Cent explained that he's recorded a significant amount of material in recent time.






Thursday, January 19, 2012

Turtle: Ride The Rhythm (feat Destruct) (prod by Jazz Spastiks) !!!!

Brand new video for Turtle & Detruct’s “Ride The Rhythm” which can be found on Jazz Spastiks’ 2010 album 12 Bit Spit.

Eightball & MJG - We Buy Gold (feat & prod by Big K.R.I.T.) !!!


Memphis legends Eightball & MJG  already have a project with Big K.R.I.T. for the oustanding “Money On the Floor” last year, the three are back once again for “We Buy Gold” produced by K.R.I.T. The track will appear on Eightball’s upcoming solo tape Premro, also the Mississippi native’s 4evaNaDay drops February 20th.

"We Buy Gold" - 8Ball & MJG feat K.R.I.T. (Music) by BIGKRIT

STS - We Threw A Party (GOLD Rush) (Drake - Marvin's Room FLIP) !!

The GOLD Rush is up again as STS aka Sugar Tongue Slim flips Drake’s “Marvin’s Room” to create “We Threw A Party.”


http://bit.ly/DownloadTheIllustrious - STS' Latest Album for Free
Downloads and previews at http://STSIsGOLD.com/goldrush

D-Risha - In The Music (Purple Bastard Remix) OFFICIAL VIDEO !!!!

"In the Music" by D-Risha remixed by That Purple Bastard. This track is off the "6 Demon Bag" EP featuring all original (Purple Bastard) remixes of tracks off D-Risha's album "Big Trouble In Houston Texas".

Check out the album here: http://themightyd-risha.bandcamp.com/

For more from producer That Purple Bastard: www.thatpurplebastard.com

Music Video Edited and Directed by IndieSlice Productions.
Co- Directed by Dave Cerberro and David Cortez
Grips. Doyle Coyle ,Jeanette Degollado, Chris Jass ,Jordan Slife,

Scolla - Even & Odds (feat D.Julien & QuESt) !!!!

Scolla comes with week 2 of his Scolla’s Web Tour series with his new Jerry Parker produced track “Even & Odds” featuring D.Julien & QuESt. The series will lead up to the Detroit emcee’s upcoming R&B project, which is currently untitled.



Kalil Kash - Delorean (prod by KO Beatz) !!!

Kalil Kash has another dope joint. “Delorean” is the first single off of his upcoming project Kingdom and is produced by KO Beatz.

BooYow - Albe Back - Raphael DeLa Ghetto (Official Video) !!!!

Check out Albe Back and get the Album here----> http://www.2dopeboyz.com/2011/10/24/albe-back-raphael-dela-ghetto-album/

Jarren Benton - Shut Up Bitch (Prod. Kato) [Official Video] !!!!!

LOL this is the wildest vid I've seen this year yet. Def got to check Jarren Benton and you be the judge. This is off his new project Freebasing with Kevin Bacon.


off Freebasing With Kevin Bacon (Feb 2012)

DL: http://soundcloud.com/smka/jarren-benton-shut-up-bitch
DJ Kit: http://hulkshare.com/9y7ftyxev25q
Contents Include = Full Song, Vocal Track, Drum Track, Synth Track

jarrenbenton.tumblr.com
http://twitter.com/jarrenbenton
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jarren-Benton/184596911617878

Mr Complex - Holy Smokes

new video from the "SWISS CHOCOLATE CAKE" album SUB-BOMBIN / CORE RECORDS directed by MR COMPLEX, DP Nick Montalvo, edit/motion graphics Jonah Oskow. B camera E-Dot make up Keala Dobson
www.subbombin.com www.mrcomplex.net

Common Says He Is Ready To Move On From Beef With Drake !!!

Common and Drake have exchanged disses over the past few months, most recently with a menacing  track aimed at Drizzy on a remix to Rick Ross’ “Stay Schemin.” But in an interview with RollingStone.com, Common  says that he actually enjoys the Young Money rapper’s music and refers to it as “clever.”

“I think he makes good music," he said. "He's definitely said some real clever things and made some cool songs. I like his music."

 Common also adds  he’s ready to move on from the beef. The Chicago, Illinois explains that he’s expressed everything he feels he needs to say in the situation.

"I feel like I said what I had to say, and I'm just going to let it be at that point," he said. "Now, if something else happens, then I'll just have to act accordingly. But right now, I feel like, man, I said what I needed to say about this situation on record."

Swizz Beatz's Megaupload Terminated By Federal Prosecutors

Soon after it was revealed that Swizz Beatz is CEO of Megaupload, the cloud storage site has been shut down by federal prosecutors.

According to the Associated Press, feds in Virginia have shuttered the cyberlocker site, charging its founder Kim Dotcom and others with violating piracy laws. The indictment claims that the site has costed "copyright holders more than $500 million in lost revenue from pirated films and other content."
In December, Swizz helped recruit artists such as Kanye West and Diddy to appear in a video promoting the site, which was once the 13th most trafficked site in the world.

Wale Talks Pill's Split From Maybach Music Group !!!


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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bill O'Reilly Calls Himself "A Brother" And Upsets Rappers !!!

According to the Huffington Post,  Bill O'Reilly was talking with frequent guest Bernie Goldberg last night about why Goldberg is the whitest person he knows. In response, Goldberg showed a picture of himself that he took with Ice Cube, to whom he mistakenly referred to as Ice-T. O'Reilly corrected Goldberg's mistake, jokingly referring to himself as "a brother" and saying that he "know[s] the Cubes from the Ts."

"That's Ice Cube, that's not Ice-T," O'Reilly said. "That's just how White you are, Bernie. You don't know Ice-T from Ice Cube...I'm a brother man, you can't be doing that to me. I know the Cubes from the Ts."
Though  he may have been making a joke, Ice-T didn't didn't take well to it. The west coast emcee took to Twitter when he learned of O'Reilly's on-air assertion, replying "Fuck Bill O'Reilly."

RT @melvedya:Comment?:Bill O'Reilly boasts about knowing diff btwn rappers Ice-T and Ice Cube, proclaims:"I'm a brother, man."/FUCK O'Reilly
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