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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…

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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


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!

 


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…


Focus – The Avant Garde Project: Special Edition (Free Download)

Shoutouts to super-producer Focus, on the re-release of his acclaimed project, Avant Garde. Among others, it features NC’s most heralded hip hop son, Phonte. Here is some more info about it:

On Jan 31, 2011 renowned Pop, R&B and Hip-Hop producer will make his first foray into the entertainment industry as an artist with the re-release of his debut solo LP The Avant Garde Project via his own independent imprint, aFam Entertainment. The re-release, which features all original production and vocals by Focus… is bound to not only take many by surprise, but also challenge the norms of today’s contemporary music.

Born Bernard Edwards, Jr., Focus… stands out among his peers as one of Hip-Hop and R&B’s few complete musicians. As a songwriter and producer, his portfolio includes songs by 112, Beyonce, Busta Rhymes, Christina Aguilera, Dr. Dre, Marsha Ambrosius, Mary Mary, ‘NSync, Pink, and Slaughterhouse. His latest creation, The Avant Garde Project not only harkens the evolution of today’s popular music, but it also represents the full scope of Focus…’ talent, artistry and passion for music.

The seeds for The Avant Garde Project were born long ago, during Focus…’ days as a budding producer in Los Angeles. During that period of his career, he would often take breaks from his work to experiment with sounds and styles that varied widely from the music he was becoming known for.  In 2009, while revisiting the results of those experiments, Focus… decided to release this project as a complete departure from what most would expect.

The result is a collection of songs that evoke a level of emotional connection that has become rare in today’s popular music. And that connection is by no means accidental. Focus…’ songwriting success comes from his ability to tap into his own experiences to marry lyrics to the emotions of the tracks he creates. Having crafted The Avant Garde Project , Focus… is able to deliver each note with a sincerity that draws the listener in, allowing you to live the pain of unselfish love on “Recession,” featuring Phonte (of the groups Little Brother and Foreign Exchange); the frustration of an unnecessary argument on “At All;” or the desperation to break from love gone wrong on “Br@keFr3e!” Focus…’ creative arrangements, instrumental intricacies and sonic experimentation allows the music itself to stand strongly alongside the artistry, with neither outshining the other.

 


Focus & SP Double present – Lethal Weapon (Free Download)

Shoutouts to aFam Entertainment & Focus for this new gem of a project. This time around, he teams up with SP Double from Colorado, to provide us with 12 new tracks of that real hip hop. Here is some more info they provided:

Boostwell Music’s own, SP Double teamed up with esteemed producer Focus… (Busta Rhymes, Kida, The Game, Al Gator, etc), to put together, what will soon be known as a certified “HIP HOP CLASSIC”!

Don’t look for radio singles, bubble gum topics, or gimmicky hip-pop on this cd.

This is straight BOOM BAP!!!
Download it, plug in ya’ BEATS BY DRE (lol)

and

TURN IT UP!!

So make sure you download this project for FREE here…


Kida – Alliance feat. Chaundon, Sha Stimuli, Rapper Big Pooh, & Joe Scudda

Make sure you check out this banger right here. Focus & Kida came thru with yet another dope ass track, and this time they brought Sha Stimuli & HOJ with them. If you aren’t vibing with this joint, then something is wrong with ya eardrums. What is especially special about this jawn is I was there to see & hear it get recorded. So make sure you download this joint for FREE here


Kida – “Done Fakin'” Prod. by Focus (Free Download)

aFam has done it again. But what is really expected by this point?! Any camp headed up by the uber-talented Focus has no chance but to win. Kida is a name that will be ringing among many hip hop circles in a very short time. He is a beast with the rhymes. Make sure you check this joint out and download it if you are feeling it. I am…


Focus – Homage to Daz & Soopafly (Free Download)

Yoooooo, if you aren’t keen to what all-star producer Focus has been doing with his Homage joints, then you need to jump off a cliff. I got to chop it up with him one day, and even heard this joint before it was complete, and I was floored with what he had poppin’. He explained that before he creates one of these masterpieces, he will listen to the artist to understand their vibe. Then he will re-create their sound by using the same equipment etc, in order for it to be authentic. The results are always tremendous, and in the words of superstar Phonte, “There is NOTHING this man can’t do.” This joint features Pro-Verb, Ras Kass, Kendrick Lamar, and Latoiya Williams You can download it for FREE here


Kida feat. Chaundon – Git’ It (Free Download)

 

Shoutout to Glam & the homies with a.Fam Entertainment. If you have never heard of Kida, you are doing yourself a major injustice. This cat will be making major moves in 2011. Peace to Focus for making yet another banger of a beat. Download it for FREE here


Al Gator – All For You (Free Download)

In October, at the A3C Festival in Atlanta, I had the privilege of meeting the a.Fam camp. On top of consistently putting out super dope music, they are really humble & cool people. Shoutout to Glam, Focus, Kida, & Al Gator. These are the next cats to blow up. Mark my words. Here goes a hot new joint for your listening pleasure…