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Trademark Da Skydiver – Flamingo Barnes 2 (Release Date, Cover Art, Track Listing)

October 5, 2013 by  
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#JetLife henchmen Trademark Da Skydiver is in the kitchen cookin as the Artwork and tracklising pops for his upcoming Flamingo Barnes 2. Trademark is preparing for the November 19th release of his highly-anticipated album, Flamingo Barnes 2: Mingo Royale. The album will be released via Trademark’s partnership with iHipHop Distribution, and Trade is currently planning to tour immediately thereafter. The video for the first single, “Rite Nah,” featuring Dizzy Wright will premier next week.

1. FB (Intro)
2. Rite Nah (feat. Dizzy Wright)
3. Doin Me (feat. Domo Genesis of Odd Future)
4. OMG
5. Best Believe (feat. Young Roddy)
6. Get N Go
7. Basically (feat. Smoke DZA)
8. O.D
9. 1,000 Pounds (feat. Bodega Bamz)
10. Mingo Music
11. Fly & Talkn Shyt (feat. Fiend)
12. Million $ Man (feat. Blizz)
13. I See It (feat. Hardo)
14. Lately (Outro)

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Black Dave feat. Stalley – 9:40(Remix)

October 5, 2013 by  
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Black Dave feat. Stalley - 940 Remix

One of the standout singles from Black Dave’s recent Black Bart mixtape receives the honorary remix treatment courtesy of MMG’s own beard gang general, Stalley. The smooth, New York-esque cut was produced by Shy Beats with verse exchanges between the two emcees that’ll serve as the perfect antidote if you’re looking for some chill vibes.

Ballad – Lost in the World

October 5, 2013 by  
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Ballad-Lost In The World

I’ve been a fan of a lot of the subs rollin’ in here as of late. This ones pretty cool. Ballad, a singer, poet and songwriter born in Luanda, Angola, now residing in Massachusetts(Don’t pick up the accent) presents us with his latest single Lost in the World off his upcoming project titled Euphoria. The single is described as, “The thoughts and frustrations that occur, when you feel your relationship crumble before your very eyes…”

Jonathan Lee – ‘FLYING VIOLINS’

October 5, 2013 by  
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Here’s something out of the norm for us at the Rise. Submitted by Canadian bred artist/producer Jonathan Lee, his latest effort titled FLYING VIOLINS features imagery for the Dolce & Gabbana collaboration was put together by New York City photographer/videographer Meagan Cignoli. Stream and DL down bottom.

Ramaj Eroc – What Chu Talkin’ Bout

October 5, 2013 by  
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Ramaj Eroc - What Chu Talkin' Bout

Chicago born, Los Angeles based hip-hop artist Ramaj Eroc gives us his last single before his “The ‘Untitled’ EP” mixtape drops on October 14. This song is titled “What Chu Talkin’ Bout” featuring #SurrealGang running-mate Hona Costello & Florida’s Mz. E Baby, produced by Relta.

KJ Hines – I’m Sorry

September 27, 2013 by  
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KJ Hines - I'm Sorry

Here’s a feel good joint with a westcoase feel to hit. The latest release from KJ Hines entitled I’m Sorry

Produced by Bob One & KJ Hines

Drake – Hold On We’re Going Home Video

September 26, 2013 by  
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With the release of Nothing With The Same this week, I still do not know where I stand with Drake. So Far Gone is quite possibly one of the best mixtapes I have ever heard but I think that is where my excitement for him as an artist plateaued. Thank Me Later eventually came and I perused it, finding some good tracks but not nearly enjoying it as much as anything from the mixtape that turned him into the super star he is today. Same goes for Take Care with Kendrick Lamar’s Buried Alive being the main reason being I downloaded it. I did check the rest of it out and it was okay I guess.

Part of these mixed feelings probably have to do with the fact Drake is just so easy to make fun of. I mean, he is a mixed Jewish Canadian, who played a paraplegic on Degrassi, rapping about love. The punchlines literally write themselves.

Just recently, he put out the video for his unorthidox track, Hold On, We’re Going Home. The song is typical Drake, crooning about love lost over a smooth production provided by his lifelong friend 40, but its not the typical rap song by any means. The track features Miami Vice reminiscent synths backing song comprised entirely of hooks and bridges. Its hard not to sing along as you think about the one that got away which is kinda depressing but watching the video entirely makes up for it.

The video tries very hard to be a mini movie but its extremely hard not to laugh hysterically for various reasons.

A) Drake has a room full of guns in his house. Yes, the same guy from Find Your Love and Marvin’s Room, has an artillery of weapons which he evidently knows how to use pretty well.

B) Fredo Santana plays the villain. Sure it makes sense but lets just realize that he’s dressed the same as a mobster from the 1920′s except with gold teeth and a generally even scarier aura.

C) There is a fake, cgi-filled explosion that occurs only after Wheelchair Jimmy jumps on a storage crate to clearly gain a tactical advantage on his foes.

D) Cheesy acting and story elements are everywhere.  Damsel in distress? Check. Romantic kiss after she is saved? Might as well. And Fredo only got the drop on her because of a traitor in the group? Of course!

The song is good but the video is great. If it wasn’t for the ridiculousness that is this video, I probably would have never checked this out. Now comes the debate as to whether I want to check out Nothing Was The Same, or as my friends call it, Not With The Shits.

Schoolboy Q – Banger (MOSHPIT)

September 26, 2013 by  
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Hopefully this means we’re that much closer to Oxymoron.  Coming soon… eventually… preferably before the end of the year. TDE usually releases Schoolboy’s albums around January so we shall see

ethemadassassin – “H.T.G.” ft Sole-R

September 23, 2013 by  
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ethemadassassin - H.T.G.

Reflecting back to hip hop’s Golden Era when starting out back in the day, his life in NC and his development through the years both personally and musically, the album represents a biographical snapshot depicted openly and honestly. Success, mistakes, ambitions and the world around him as it happened, it’s all there in a no holds barred account of the reality of his life to date.

Los Angeles MC ethemadassassin released his third solo album Soul on Fire. Here’s the lead joint H.T.G

Isaiah Rashad – I Shot You Down Video

September 20, 2013 by  
Filed under #InRotation, Music | 4,384 Views


So TDE has some new inductees. First, SZA was signed a couple weeks ago as the first lady and today they bring in Isaiash Rashad. Seeing as Rashad is from Tennessee, maybe they are working to diversify the sound. I know nothing of this guy other than this song and its pretty alright. I’m sure with some development from TDE, he can have some type of impact. Lets just hope these new signees aren’t just a tax write-off

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