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Eludem | Introducing & Ellusions [beat tapes]

“makes you wonder what other amazing music is out there that you will never hear..”-damaster37, a YouTube comment on one of Eludem’s beats entitled Oblivion.

I must say I was thinking the exact same thing when I came across his work. It’s so funny how Facebook can be such a bother but yet it makes full use of itself in situations like this. Continue reading

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Nelson Waters | Shaded [Mixtape] | Artist Highlight

So its been a while since we’ve had a Artist Highlight, The homie Carlos Navarro Showed me his CD one day in the car going to a party and i had to find out who he was. After a while waiting for new artist highlights, we finally have one for you guys! Id like to welcome you, Nelson Waters! Nelson waters is a 18 year old on his grind working his way up and holding it down. He’s a 18 year old Local from Rancho Cucamonga , His beats are clean, His flows are sick , This guy definitely needs to be listened to, So… LISTEN UP!! Download his mixtape and enjoy his music!

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branDun DeShay | Interview

If you can sit there and call yourself an Odd Future fan then the name BranDun DeShay should come as nothing new. A former member of the super talented collective he is now a solo act getting his feet wet in whatever comes up. A producer, writer, and overall artist he is on his own grind! I got to ask questions about the artist behind branDun DeShay and this is what he had to say..

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My Type of Party | Dom Kennedy

Can I get a WEST!
Dom Kennedy has returned and just like the summer he’s brining that heat. This track was released today, a sneak peek of what is to come from the much-anticipated Yellow Album. Dom has always been one to drop a tape right as summer approaches which to people like me, people in Southern Cali is more than the business. With a beat and a hook like this one its due to be yet another banging tape.

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Kings + Queens (Trailer) | Curtiss King

On the heels of his recent performance at the highly coveted Paid Dues Festival 2012,
southern Cali (Inland Empire) emcee and producer Curtiss King presents a trailer for his upcoming documentary
“Kings + Queens” documenting his road to Paid Dues directed, edited, and shot by Pasqual Gutierrez.

Stay posted for the full length documentary!
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2012 Rock the Bells Launch Party | HOB Sunset [05.08.12]

Paid Dues was a blast and all that attended can vouch for that. Now that it has come and gone we await Rock The Bells, and if you are a die-hard hip-hop fan pay close attention. Here is your chance to get the scoop on the line-up before anyone else does, and you get to party for FREE! May 8th Guerilla Union will take over the House of Blues Sunset for the RTB Launch Party where all the details of the show(s) will be unveiled; artists, dates, and venues.

However, the only way in is to win tickets! Which is easy just stay posted on RTB’s Facebook, Twitter, Youtube channel, and Tumblr.
You have from NOW til day of show to win so what are you waiting for go out and find RTB on the internet.

Just to tempt to you a bit more here is the Rock The Bells 2011 Wrap Up video, enjoy & good luck!

Kids Right Now | Psalm One

The days of women doing back up vocals in hip-hop songs and only playing the role of a vixen are far long gone. Today women are coming forth and making music that defines the times they are living, Chicago native Psalm One makes music that speaks a bit of truth in every rhyme. Here is a glimpse at the first single Kids Right Now from the EP, Child Support due out July 2012.

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Paid Dues Pre-Party Recap | HOB Sunset [03.31.11]

It’s safe to say the Paid Dues Pre Party was a success, when you can pack the House of Blues Sunset on a not so lovely Saturday night things look good even before the show starts. Scattered showers were falling on and off all night but that was no issue since the party was jumping off inside, hosted by Los Angeles’ own 2Mex the ambiance of the place was strictly hip-hop party from the get-go!
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Quakers feat. Guilty Simpson & MED | Fitta Happier

For lack of better vocabulary this track is LOCO! Guitly Simpson and MED alone are dope but lets add some more greatness to the mix . To all that have no idea whatsoever who these Quakers are and just keep on having flashing images of the oatmeal man cross your mind let me relieve you; Quakers consist of Barrow (aka Fuzzface, 7-Stu-7 (Portishhead’s engineer), and last but not least Katalyst (Australian producer that some of you non hip-hop folks may have already come across). Wheww need I say more?

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