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Focus… feat. Sha Stimuli – I Know… (Free Download)

Large ups to Focus & Sha Stimuli for teaming up and yet another dope ass track. This joint features Focus on the mic and beat, and Sha doing his usual dirty work that he is known for. Get ready for The Misinterpreted, which will be out on  May 3rd. But until then, download this joint for FREE here…


Zo! & Phonte – Return Of The Mack f. Tigallo the Tay God (Free Download)

If you are a fan of Phonte’s music, then you are sure to know about the project he did with Zo!: Zo! & Tiggalo Love the 80’s. I guess his recent collaboration with Lil’ B has brought out the Tay God in the NC legend. This joint is smooth and hilarious, all at the same time. If you are smart, this is a must have for your collection. Make sure you download it here for FREE


Heavy Rotation – Takers (Free Mixtape)

Shoutout to the homie, Heavy Rotation, for hitting me up about getting some of my joints featured on his new mixtape, Takers. This joint is stacked with some of NC’s hardest grinders. Artists such as Ty Nitty, E. Smith, Shelly B, & Jag are all featured on Takers, so I was honored to be included. If you are looking for some bangers to get your day started right, or even if you need some laid back, lyrical joints, this mixtape has something for everyone. Get it in and make sure you download this joint for FREE here…

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Rapper Big Pooh – RapperPooh-A-Lude feat. Kendrick Lamar & Ab-Soul (Free Download)

Major shoutouts to the homie, Big Pooh, for commissioning me to create all the artwork for his newest release, Fat Boy Fresh Vol. 1. Peaking at # 11 on the iTunes Hip Hop charts, this album is full of top notch producers and guest appearances. After releasing a few singles as teasers, the latest to be let go for free is the RapperPooh-A-Lude which features LA rising stars, Kendrick Lamar & Ab-Soul, and is produced by one of the best out to do it, Focus…

So make sure you download this RapperPooh-A-Lude for FREE here, and then do the right thing for once, and go buy Fat Boy Fresh Vol. 1 off iTunes here


Big K.R.I.T. – Return of 4Eva (Free Mixtape)

Last summer, I came across a gem of a mixtape when I downloaded Big K.R.I.T.’s KRIT Wuz Here. Still to this day, I bump it regularly, as I consistently refer to it as my favorite release of 2010. So when KRIT signed to Def Jam, I was hesitant at first. See, KRIT Wuz Here was fueled by an independent ferocity that I feel often gets stripped when an artist signs a major lable deal. With Return of 4Eva, I can hear a more polished thought out sound, and the lyrics are equally as potent for the most part. However, I feel the production cruises through a more laid back vibe on this mixtape. Regardless, this joint is doing crazy numbers on the download side, and is growing on me more & more with every listen. So if you have heard KRIT before or not, make sure you download this joint for FREE here, and get ready for his major label release which I am sure will be out later this year sometime…


Drique London – White + Blue (Free Mixtape)

Shoutout to the homie Drique, and Risky Bizniz Clothing, on the release of his new mixtape, White + Blue. Drique has got a crazy buzz in NC, and this joint further solidifies his spot in the scene. Check out some more info here:

Raleigh, North Carolina native Drique London is back with his latest effort, White & Blue. The mixtape serves as a precursor to his upcoming album, ‘The Manual’, which is slated for a late spring/early summer release. White & Blue offers tracks produced by U’Nique Music, W2, Doc Verbs, and Brian Flores as well as features from Carrington, and SkyBlew.

Download this joint for FREE here…


4th Quarter Biz presents The Back Court (Free Mixtape)

Shoutouts to the homie, CarolinaBlew, for putting me on to this fire. Here is some more info:

DEVAAN NEWHILL AND QUICK RMSTRONG OF 4THQTR JOIN FORCES TO DROP A FREE TAPE FOR THEIR FANS. THE DUO HAVE TAKEN THE TITLE OF THE BACKCOURT AND INFUSED A BASKETBALL THEME TO BRING YOU “4THQTRBIZ PRESENTS THE BACKCOURT” STARRING DEVAAN NEWHILL AND QUICK RMSTRONG.

So rep NCHipHip &  download this mixtape for FREE here…


Pusha T – Fear of God (Free Mixtape)

When Kanye signed Pusha T to GOOD Music last year, I had mixed emotions. I felt like it was a slap in the face to Malice, the other half of VA duo, the Clipse. But once you think about it, and check the trajectory path of their careers, it was obvious that it was bound to happen. As Malice seemed to be growing more & more spiritual, and devoted to his book and other things, Pusha appeared to be going twice as hard with grind. & Fear of God is a good representation of what you can expect from the future from Pusha Ton. Besides the who’s who list of producer’s that lent their expertise, this mixtape features a rack of some of the most notable emcee’s working the mainstream circuit right now. So make sure you check this out, and let them know what songs you are feeling the most, cuz those are label to be seen again in video form, or on the official album. Download it for FREE here…

 


Idols & Role Models Series (Free Downloads)

Shouts to the homies over at aFam for putting together these two monsters. This first joint features Focus & Kida over this soulful, yet powerful production. The remix, or “Second Perspective” features HOJ artists, Rapper Big Pooh & Chaundon. Both of these joints are equally as potent, and will keep you looking more from this quartet of artists. So download both of these joints for FREE here….now!

 


Rapper Big Pooh – Fat Boy Fresh Vol.1 Mix (Free Mixtape)

Humongous shoutout to Rapper Big Pooh & the rest of the HOJ family on the release of Fat Boy Fresh Vol.1 Mix. This joint is a prelude to the album, which drops early next month. Just quick glance at the tracklisting, guest features, and producers on this project virtually certifies it as a classic offering from the former Little Brother member. On top of that, this joint is hosted by the world famous, Statik Selektah, and mixed by Justus League DJ, DJ Flash, So make sure you support the official release when it drops in April, but until then you can download this joint for FREE here…

Cover artwork done by BIG HOP, son…


ReeseBeatz – In Da Street Beatz Vol.1 (Free Instrumentals)

Super shoutout to J Reese on the release of his new instrumental project, In Da Streetz Vol. 1. In case you have smoked too many blunts, J Reese brought us one of this site’s first posts, when Herb Skee & I filmed him verbally unleashing on fellow producers at a showcase in November. Even though it was all in good fun, the video was classic and caused a bit of drama around the NC Hip Hop scene.

Now, Reese is back with this new collection of instrumentals for your listening pleasure. So make sure you check them out, give them a whole bunch of listens, download the ones you like, and record some new jams. Hopefully, Reese will fux with them, and not wyle out on you for doing so. Hahahaha. Get In Da Streetz Vol. 1 here for FREE…


West Wonder – First Appearance (Free Download)

Shoutouts to West Wonder on the release of his first major project as an emcee, which is appropriately named, First Appearance. This project hits hard from the jump with joints like “First Appearance” feat. Ty Bru, “My Life,” & “Running From Sin.” If you are a fan of the NC Hip Hop movement, then First Appearance is a must have in your collection. You can download it for FREE here….

And if you like the production on this project, and are looking for beats, hit up West on twitter. He has got that fire!


Mallz – Service Entrance (Free Mixtape)

Major shoutouts to Mallz on the long awaited release of his new project, Service Entrance. This joint was actually recorded awhile ago, but it hadn’t seen the light of day until this week. There are no features on the project, but the list of producers who contributed beats is quite impressive. Service Entrance features production from Nick Tha 1da, Analogic, The Jake, and more. After a few listens, you will understand that Mallz is a true NC representer, in every fashion of the phrase, as he kills this project, track by track. So do yourself a favor, and download this joint for FREE here…

Artwork by me, sucka…


KO Kid x DJ Ladro – Chromeostasis (Free EP)

Shoutouts to KO Kid & DJ Ladro for coming through with this dope, new collection of songs for your listening pleasure. The cool thing about this project is that all the samples come from one of my favorite bands, favorite album, Chromeo. If you are unfamiliar with Chromeo, you desperately need to be educated. They are a 80’s sounding, dance-pop duo, who are known for their infectious tunes like Bonafide Lovin,’ among others.

Hosted by Terry Urban, this EP is something fresh. Here is some more info about it:

The idea behind this tape was really just to get something fun and easy out for people to vibe to. We’re working on our first full length album but it’s going to be a while before we’re finished so we wanted to keep people happy. We went with Chromeo because I love Chromeo and think their music is really, really dope. The idea wasn’t to make an EP that was “better” than Chromeo’s work, but rather just to add our own flavor to it. Hope everybody enjoys this!

So make sure you download Chromeostatis for FREE here…


K-Hill – The Declaration of an Independent feat. Dasan Ahanu (Free Download)

Shoutouts to two NC legends, K-Hill & Dasan Ahanu, for teaming up on this new jam. If you are unfamiliar with Hill, then you are oblivious to NC Hip Hop. However, if Dasan Ahanu is a new name to you, you need to research this NC spoken word pioneer. This cat has been one of the main forces behind the triangle’s poetry scene for many moons, and his hardwork has been highly recognized. He has made several dope appearances on joints with NC artists, and this one is no different. Get enlightened, and stay tuned for the official release of K-Hill’s upcoming mixtape, Motivational Speaker. Until then, download The Declaration of an Independent here for FREE now…


The Charlie Sheen Phenomenon

This cat Charlie Sheen is off the charts right now. I haven’t really investigated it too much, but I keep hearing about his quotes, etc., and it seems to be fairly entertaining. In order to celebrate this recent splash of drug induced excitement, the homies at Sire Tees have released 3 special edition tees, based on the man himself. They are hilarious, and a brilliant idea. So hit up their site, cop a couple shirts, and kick back & watch this millionaire media disaster in action…

Download – Kida -“Charlie Sheen”

You knew someone was going to do it. I’m just glad that it was the homie, Kida, who did it first. He & Wyldfyre teamed up for this banger, so you know it was going to hit. But the Charlie Sheen twist takes it to the next level. Get that Charlie Sheen for FREE here…


Rapper Big Pooh – FreeBasin’ feat. Carlitta Durand (Free Download)

Sorry to leave you all in suspense for so long, but here is the link to the newest single from Rapper Big Pooh of Little Brother. It’s called FreeBasin’, and it features the lovely Miss Carlitta Durand. This soulful joint hits hard with the lyricism and passion in which it’s delivered. Listen to it a couple times, and it’s guaranteed to set your day off right.  Fat Boy Fresh Vol.1 comes out in early April, but until then you can download FreeBasin’ for free here….

Single cover by me, ho.


JMProductions – The Left Side (Free Instrumental Album)

Big shoutouts to the homies NonDescript & Emphatic from JMProductions. If you are unfamiliar with this Bad Newz production duo, they are strictly about that Boom-Bap. Old school heads in a new school world, these cats have been steadily releasing new beats since I came across them last year. So if you are ready to get down to some true school sounds, grab your timbs and black & milds, and download this joint for FREE here…

Cover artwork by Big Hop(timus Prime)


Kida – Watch Me (Free Download)

Kida & Focus are at it again with some more of that good good. The new joint, Watch Me, is a certified banger. It’s got that west coast feel, but some down south ruggedness to it. 2011 has proven to be a busy year thus far for this combo. Stay on the lookout for more joints from them. Until then, Make sure you download this joint for FREE here…


Reks – Head of Class (Produced by X3M) – Free Download


Super Shoutouts to my brother from a Serbian mother, X3M, for the first release off his new compilation project, Junkyard. The homie linked up with raw spitter, Reks, and they put together a seriously dope joint, “Head of Class.” I was recently put on to Reks, and have been bumping his music steadily since. Dude got the crazy lyrics, and hyper flow. Listening to his music is like a throwback to the golden era of Hip Hop. This joint is no different. The beat has a smooth, jazz feel, as does all of Junkyard, which is X3M’s third official release. I am proud to say that I have been featured on all of them. If you are looking for beats, you need to holla at this cat. He is one of the most talented, and hardworking cats I have ever met, and he’s doing it from Serbia! So make sure you hit him up, and more importantly, Download Rek – Head of Class for FREE here…

Junkyard will be available early next month. Keep checking back cuz I will most definitely post it when it drops…


Mallz – Hands High (Free Download)

Shouts to my fellow ECU alum, Mallz, for the upcoming release of his new project, Service Entrance. Mallzini actually recorded this joint awhile back but has been sitting on it for a few. Now he is ready to unleash it on the world. The first joint he is releasing from the project is “Hands Up,” which is produced by Cartel. This joint is super fresh, so keep checking back, as I will posting links to the full project when it drops. Until then, download “Hands High” for FREE here…

Artwork by me, muhfuckas!


Action Incorporated – NO feat. Sadat X

Major shoutouts to the Port City homies, Fuzz Jax & DJ Battle, for the release of their self titled debut album, Action Incorporated. This power packed LP features guest appearances from Thirstin Howl III, Kaze, Sadat X, MindsOne, Wes Cyphers & more. To kick off the celebration of the album, they have made available “No” featuring the legendary Sadat X. So make sure you download that joint for FREE here. After that, click on iTunes and pick up the whole album here…


L’Orange – The Manipulation EP (Free Instrumental Album)

Super shoutouts to the homie, L’Orange, aka L’O, on the release of this new FREE instrumental project. I met L’O originally through myspace a few years back,, and I couldn’t believe I was hearing the sounds that were blaring out of his player. He has a unique style in how he samples, sequences, and composes. He also plays bass live on a lot of his tracks. This kid is uber-talented for sure.

We have been in the works of some music for a few, so make sure you keep your ear out for that. Until then, enjoy this album of instrumentals that you can download for FREE right here…


Phonte – Unreleased Joints

The other night, Phonte went wild & released a whole bunch of unheard music. Some of it was pure hilarity(RZA is the World/I Wanna Do It), but others are gems that were meant to be heard(Paper Lines/Unreleased Bleek).

I had never heard of G.I.M.M.E before, which was basically Little Brother before Little Brother. Tay threw a couple of those joints up there. Also included is a song that he and Mr. Porter submitted for a major artist’s album a few years back. Wanna find out who it was, click right here to hear these jams for FREE…

While we are on the subject of Phonte, it’s been a heavily stated fact that he 9th have set their differences aside and are now collaborating on some new music. If I am not mistaken their is a song in the works with Drake and J. Cole. I think that sounds dope, and would be a great look for Tay. I will keep you posted. In the meantime, check out this new video….