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Shabaam Sahdeeq - “Darkness” (ft. El Gant, Masta Ace, Ras Kass, & Pawz One)

Prod. by Jake Palumbo

SpaceLAB Recordings / 22 Ventures / Marvial Entertainment Presents:

"Darkness" - brand new promotional street single by Shabaam Sahdeeq featuring El Gant, Ras Kas, Masta Ace & Pawz One, available for free download or donation at "Name Your Own Price" via the SpaceLAB Recordings Bandcamp store, right on time for the 2014 Hip-Hop Kemp Festival.

Hip-Hop Kemp will kick off at Festival Park in the Czech Republic Thursday August 21st through Friday August 23rd, and will feature live performances from Shabaam Sahdeeq, Ras Kass, El Gant & Pawz One, plus features from Cee-Lo Green, KRS-One, Dilated Peoples, Onyx, & many, many more.

For more information on Hip-Hop Kemp visit www.hiphopkemp.cz

Courtesy of 22 Ventures Ent., & the artists themselves, all proceeds donated at “Name Your Own Price” via the SpaceLAB Bandcamp store will be donated directly to the Recovery Fund for Lisa Vick, mother of the songs’ producer Jake Palumbo. Ms. Vick was diagnosed early this summer with an aggressive form of breast cancer, as well as the rare blood disease Hemochromatosis. She has recently underwent a double mastectomy surgery, & will begin aggressive chemotherapy this month to begin the long road to becoming cancer-free. Needless to say, medical bills shall begin piling up quickly, & any contributions to the fight no matter how small are valued.

Mama Palumbo sends her love, thanks & support to the hip-hop community for all the emails, Facebook messages & even donations she has received from fans, rappers & the community alike. Get well messages may be sent to bluebug59@gmail.com

For more information on how you can help with the fight against Breast Cancer please visit www.bcrfcure.org or www.cancercare.org

Written by Shabaam Sahdeeq, El Gant, Masta Ace, Ras Kass & Pawz One

@ShabaamSahdeeq
@ElGant
@mastaace
@RasKass
@PAWZ1
@jakepalumbo

Mixed at SpaceLAB Recordings
251 W. 30th Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 643-4020
www.spacelabrecordings.com
Twitter: @TheRealSpaceLAB
IG: @spacelabrecordings

Lil Bibby – “Free Crack 2”

Download the mixtape here: http://onsma.sh/vzvsm

The Chicago rapper’s new mixtape is available now.

All Lil Bibby knows is hustle on his new mixtape, Free Crack II, which dropped Friday (August 29).

The 15-track set, which is hosted by DJ Drama, features three bonus tracks, including the much-anticipated remix of “Water.”

The Black Metaphor-produced update gets a soulful assist from Anthony Hamiton and a clutch verse from Jadakiss.

“I’m somethin’ like Picasso how I paint pictures, I done touched six figures, I’m the same n—a/ And when you touch seven watch out for these hatin’ n—as, it’s real,” the 2014 XXL Freshman raps.

On tracks like the T.I.-assisted “Boy” and the Juicy J and Wiz Khalifa-assisted “For The Low,” the gruff-voiced Chicago rapper serves up gritty street tales hinged with the pathos that hovers over his beleaguered hometown.

Free Crack II is available for download at Datpiff.com.

https://twitter.com/LilBibby_
https://twitter.com/DJDRAMA

R.A the Rugged Man Announces New Rhyme Contest

Legendary rapper R.A. The Rugged Man recently released his “Definition Of A Rap Flow” music video, and now he’s inviting fans to showcase their own rap flows in an exciting new emcee contest featuring an impressive panel of celebrity judges. Record your vocals over an R.A. The Rugged Man instrumental for a chance to win $500 cash, get a free beat produced by Mr. Green and mixed by Chris Conway, and have your music pressed up on a limited-edition 7-inch vinyl single by Nature Sounds. If you’ve ever wanted your raps to be heard by R.A. The Rugged Man, Talib Kweli, Locksmith, Murs, Vinnie Paz, Tonedeff, Twiztid, Rittz, and Jean Grae, this is your chance. For complete rules and entry details, visit the contest page.

Contest:
http://ratheruggedman.net/contest/

https://twitter.com/RAtheRuggedMan

(Source: youtube.com)

boombapbeatnik:

This mix covered a selection of tracks which sample Michael’s solo work. Five years. Unbelievable. Rest in power, King! Listen to the mix here: http://www.mixcloud.com/boombapbeatnik/fathers-of-rap-volume-3-michael-jackson-part-2/ #michaeljackson #thejackson5 #hiphop #hiphopisread #boombapbeatnik

boombapbeatnik:

This mix covered a selection of tracks which sample Michael’s solo work. Five years. Unbelievable. Rest in power, King! Listen to the mix here: http://www.mixcloud.com/boombapbeatnik/fathers-of-rap-volume-3-michael-jackson-part-2/ #michaeljackson #thejackson5 #hiphop #hiphopisread #boombapbeatnik

boombapbeatnik:

I can’t believe it’s already been 5 years since the King of Pop returned to the essence. The day after he passed, I dropped this mix as a tribute to the man and the music. This is part one of volume three, which covers tracks that sample The Jackson 5. Listen to the mix here: http://www.mixcloud.com/boombapbeatnik/fathers-of-rap-volume-3-michael-jackson-part-1/ #michaeljackson #thejackson5 #hiphop #hiphopisread #boombapbeatnik

boombapbeatnik:

I can’t believe it’s already been 5 years since the King of Pop returned to the essence. The day after he passed, I dropped this mix as a tribute to the man and the music. This is part one of volume three, which covers tracks that sample The Jackson 5. Listen to the mix here: http://www.mixcloud.com/boombapbeatnik/fathers-of-rap-volume-3-michael-jackson-part-1/ #michaeljackson #thejackson5 #hiphop #hiphopisread #boombapbeatnik

Michael Jackson - The Legend Continues

One of the best documentaries on Michael and his career. Created in 1988, the Legend Continues features celebrity interviews and live performances of Michael.

(Source: youtube.com)

Michael Jackson - “Moonwalker” [DVD Rip]

Moonwalker, also known as Michael Jackson: Moonwalker, is an American anthology film released in 1988 by singer Michael Jackson.

Rather than featuring one continuous narrative, the film is a collection of short films about Jackson, several of which are long-form music videos from Jackson’s Bad album. The film is named after the dance technique known as the moonwalk, which was one of his trademark moves. The name of the dance move was dubbed by the media, not by Jackson himself; however, he did choose the title of the film himself. Moonwalker was a success at the box office, making a total of $67,000,000 worldwide.

More on Moonwalker:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moonwalker

The Flan - “Tough” (Prod. By Wondagurl)

The Flan collaborates with 17 year old Grammy-nominated producer @WondaGurlBeats and spits a cold verse over some hard-hitting drums and grungy synths.

Quick remix to @Wondagurl ‘s “Tough.” Hope you enjoy it.

Follow her on Twitter: @WondaGurlBeats

Follow us on Twitter:
@TheFlan
@PoIsLike
@VinciCircle

https://twitter.com/WondaGurlBeats
http://www.twitter.com/theFlan

Adad - “Get It Together”

Produced by Q-TIP

Peep this video of one of the songs Adad created back in the day after linking with Q-TIP out on the east coast to discuss the future of hip hop and how to be a part of it.

Shout ot to o.g. manager Adam Leaders… Adad had a blast going out to meet the legendary Q-tip and further more make music with him…

and just peep it as the living hip hop legend gives the emerging Chicago MC the mega co sign!

https://twitter.com/MCADaD
https://twitter.com/QtipTheAbstract
https://twitter.com/TheLeaders

(Source: youtube.com)