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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Product 8129 x Dugee - "Goodbye (No Fear)

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"My City" - XO, AB The Producer & Toney Nightmare


"My City" - XO, AB The Producer & Toney Nightmare from ricky parker on Vimeo.

YERP.......

"Love Jonez For Mary Jane"

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Yerp....

Yerp....

KT - A.I.D.I.R v4 (THE FINALE)

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R.I.P Manicase

R.I.P. To the homie "Manicase" I was working on the homie mixtape and recording a lot of his music. He was a good dude. He was in school @ Bowie State and everything. He was stabbed at a carryout. Info is still shady! My prayers are with you homie. We had some great moments. R.I.P

Monday, April 27, 2009

HASSANI KWESS X OTHERS


G*Two x Hassani Kwess x kaZ x Lyriciss Flows - Coolin'
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G5 Clive - I Still Luv HER (produced by Naplam of the M1 Platoon)

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Yerp.....



Washington, DC recording artist SmCity joins the likes of Kid Cudi, B.o.B and Charles Hamilton by being featured in URB Mag's "Next 100" issue. For 15 years, URB Magazine's annual NEXT 100 list has been the industry-lauded forecaster of artists on the brink. From the first national coverage of The Fugees, TV on the Radio and Kid Sister, URB's NEXT 100 continues to be watched by industry insiders, tastemakers and fans alike to answer the eternal question, "Who's next?" The issue will be on shelves nationwide this week!

Crankfest 2009

SkinnyFatz Ent, Evosys Ent, Lady Dy & Ruffcore Ent 
presents:
4TH ANNUAL CRANKFEST
The Pool Party
Saturday June 13, 2009
@
TRIPLE D RANCH
14710 Mckendree Road Brandywine, Maryland.
Advance Tickets $20
More at the door
21 AND OLDER
(special exceptions for artist only)

DJ, Bikini Contest (Cash Prizes), Cash bar, Live Performances by various talented DMV artist , Food, Fire Pit and more....


 BOUND TO BE THE BEST CRANKFEST IN HISTORY!!
 

WHITEFOLKZ- "BURN FT CHEVY P OF FIELD MOB"

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i......Interview

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NoVa Infinite - Symphanova (prod. by Madlib)

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From Ny To Md

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Another leak from K-Beta 89-09 Mixtape coming 5-5-09

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DC Premiere of Jazz in the Diamond District Footage

Some flicks from the DC Premier of Jazz in the Diamond District. I went to one of these a while ago but I guess this was the official premier. Yike-A-Boo-Boo

Friday, April 24, 2009

NOT DMV RELATED BUT.............

I know, I know, I know It's Not DMV Related but I found this to be Funny, Weird and Sad all in one viewing! YIKES

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Uptown Mannie


Glad to see the homie Uptown Mannie finally put this tape out. He's a good dude and he makes good music!

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Hevewae The Underground Beast "What Would U Do?"

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The Paxtons...Smoke

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Yerp.....

**J.FERB x SHOV - "Blunts & Bourbon" **



Hip Hop MC's J.FERB and SHOV of College Park, MD & DC based Hip Hop/Alternative bandSUGAR JUNKIE, team up for eccentric yet aesthetically pleasing song titled "Blunts & Bourbon"celebrating life and the 'relevance' of the aforementioned substances. This song is fresh as it has been receiving a wealth of attention in the past couple days after being leaked on Monday in commemoration of 4-20.

A college formed and touring band, SUGAR JUNKIE has been performing/working the grassroots of the DC Metro Area and are poised for a breakout year as summer tour dates approach. Keep in touch as there will much more to come in the future.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

So you WANT a RECORD DEAL HUH?

The ‘music industry’ has at last awoken to acknowledge the existence of ‘new’ music distribution networks such as the World Wide Web and P2P. It has also begun to realise that quashing these technologies by imposing crippling Digital Rights Management on digital recordings may not be terribly effective, and so a new business model has been proposed - the 360-Degree record deal…

Take More, Give Less

This new form of record deal is in many respects very similar to the classic deals of the 20th century (where the label gets the vast majority of the music sales profits), but this time around the labels want to also take a sizeable cut of the artist’s live performance, publishing and merchandising earnings.

So, what’s the benefit from the artist’s point of view? Well, to put it bluntly, none. In fact, the deal for the artist under this new regime is far worse than anything that had previously been available. For the majority of bands, even very well known ones, their main source of income is usually touring and merchandise - and the industry now wants a slice of this pie. To justify their cut, they say that their PR and promotional engine can help to break new bands, but this is what they had always been doing anyway. Rather than give up so much potential income, new bands would be far better off producing (and distributing) their own music and hiring a dedicated promotional agency to handle the marketing and business side of things.

Here’s a typical breakdown of the 360-Degree Record Deal for new bands:

  • Label gets approx. 90-95% of record sales
  • Label gets approx. 10% of touring income
  • Label gets approx. 10% of merchandise income
  • Label gets 9c publishing cut per song (or more, depending on media distribution)

Of these elements, the first one is the only clause consistent with previous practise in the industry. The labels have brought this model in as a response to the changing face of music distribution and consumption technologies, but the very prevalence and affordability of these technologies is the reason why no artist should commit to a 360 deal in the first place. If you have enough on the radar to attract the attention of a major, then you really don’t need them.

Are Audio Engineers Making Artists Lazy?

According to Unsprung Artists, the 360 model requires that new artists become “durable, enduring and timeless”. However, as the market becomes increasingly filled with amateur productions, it is the glossy, overcompressed and overproduced shiny sound that stands out - but this ‘professional’ sound is often as deep as the single goes, with the music itself lacking in any real depth, musicianship or integrity.

I certainly agree with Bruce’s view that, for music to have any real longevity, there must be more than production expertise involved - however, I wouldn’t cite the increasing prevalence of home DAW systems as the culprit in any perceived decrease in the quality of music being created worldwide. Technology has made it easier to make music, but it hasn’t made anyone a better or worse musician - what it does is enable musicians to create things in ways that were not possible before, and it certainly allows us to do many things much faster than before.

Musicians will always be judged in relation to the quality of the best music out there, and the best music requires talent, expertise, dedication and hard work. There are times when the hard work is in learning a new instrument, and once that is mastered then one can just let the music flow naturally - such natural ability can never be superseded by software. One of the great challenges of being a musician is in finding your strengths and, quite literally, playing to them. If your strengths are simply dropping sample loops into Ableton Live and tweaking a few filters, that’s fine - but it’s not going to set you apart from the thousands of others who do the same thing, even if you get Bob Katz to master your CD.

The Groove Is Out There - Somewhere

Most of the music being created nowadays is (both technically and aesthetically) pretty awful - but this has always been the case. The main difference now is that anyone can knock up a ‘techno by the numbers’ track in a few hours and share it with the world in seconds, so we have access to a lot of poor quality music that the record labels previously filtered out.

On the plus side, however, we now have access to a lot of fantastic music that the record labels would previously have also filtered out. The issue now for the consumer is about who we choose to filter our music results - will it be the major labels, a favourite music blog, our social network (online or offline)?

My Convo with P Stew


Ju: What it do Stew? How u been bro?

P: Same shit bigger pile...same circus different clowns..u know me...I'm grinding hard, pause! lol what's poppin...

JU: I haven't see u since the dmv rap up came out last year but what's new in your world?

P: No Doubt, that shit was poppin too, did u do one this year? Well, I'm not at the radio fulltime anymore..I joined up with my homey Carmelo Anthony to run Krossover Ent. an Indie Label/Entertainment/Media Company, we have Philly's finest Cassidy with us and Eastside Atlanta rapper Diego Cash...so def looking forward to 09, check us out at krossoverent.com on twitter I'm @YaBoyPstew Cassidy is @LarsinyFamily and Diego is @Diegocash...and I'm setting sumpin beautiful up with DMV's own Kingpin Slim catch him at @Kingpinslim on twitter

JU: How the radio treating u?

P: Radio treated me great for 13yrs..I learned a lot..met a lot of good people..It was my start into the Biz...I still do my show, the One Nation Hip Hop Show, Chain Gang Bang Bang! with Big Zo, DJ J Buttah, DJ Joe, young chris, and DJ Red Money Sat night Sun morn's from 2a-6a playing all that exclusive hip hop from the DMV and beyond...but I'm not at KYS fulltime anymore, had to spread my wings, they opened the cage for me and let me free, so I flew...

JU: How u loving this dmv music movement?

P: Loving it...it's growing everyday, so much potential to be a viable hip hop market like Atlanta, Houston, Miami, NY, La..Chi, Det, St. Louis...etc by viable I mean a bunch of National Artist from here with major deals and videos and songs all over the radio, the potential is here and I'm loveing being a part of it...

JU: What artist u feeling in the dmv?

P: Man sheeeeeeeet lol, Kingpin Slim, Oy Boyz, Top Notch, Wale, Tabi, Leugar, Gerreddi, XO, Southeast Slim, Mo Chips, Don Juan, KayeM, LikeBlood, Ice Bloc, CO OP, my homey Vu-C the Fly, I know I'm missing a cpl but um cough cough, as far as producers too, Team Demo, J Buttah, SpineHytters, BKS, Judah, No Betta, 8trix, and so many more, but I have short term mem loss...

JU: What's your roll in the dmv music movement?

P: My role is to utilize any of my resources whether it's my positions at radio, I did everything from on air(Live Squad Baby!) to production to being Asst. Program Director...or even now that I'm on the otherside of the game the full fledged entertainment side...it's still my role to utilize my resources to help the DMV be rcognized globally for hip hop..the world knows about Go Go, about wings and mambo sauce, about the DMV's love for NB's, the world knows about that...but ask the world what rapper(s) have made it from DC? 90% won't have an answer the 10% that will, the backpack hip hop historians might say Digable Planets, or Section 8 Mob, or QuestionMark Asylum, maybe even NonChalant...but for the most part the DMV isn't recognized globally for Hip Hop so my role is to aid in the global marketing of DMV Hip Hop...and there's a lot of different things I do ithat define my role...

JU: Where u see the dmv in 5 years

P: in 5 years President Obama will have started on his 2nd term as President and the DMV and it's artists, producers, music exec's and more will be known on a Global level...yup 5 years from now if everyone here plays they're part, stop the complaining and just continue to work then I think the DMV will be Big in Hip Hop, in 5 years...please DMV help me back that statement up...

JU: What's good with the one nation hip hop show?

P: We doin it..every sat night sun morn 2a-6a we rocking exclusive joints from the DMV and the world...we're breaking records...we're putting the spotlight on DMV artist..we're looking to expand the show in other markets but, it's not easy doin that...catch us on 93.9 wkys if ur in the Nations Cap or stream us at 939wkys.com if ur outside of the DMV

JU: What's some of ya favorite. Spots in the dmv

P: Cap Center at the Blvd(sideline, chkn n waffles...etc) I fux with all the clubs in the city, that's another thing the DMV is know for globally, partying..Love, Park, Lux, Lotus, 24, DC Star, EyeBar...etc all them spots...I used to chill at All Daz, Shooters, We R One, Mchunu..etc and believe it or not I like goin down to DTLR evry now and then and just chillin looking at sh*t, window shopping lol..up against the wall too...I'm not here as much anymore I'm on the road on the grind but when I am here those the spots u can catch me at...


JU: In ya opinion what's wrong with dmv musically?

P: Tough question...only because its only the DMV Hip Hop scene, lets be clear, musically the DMV is on, from Marvin Gaye to Raheem Devaughn, from Duke Ellington to Chucky Thompson n Rich Harrison..Chuck Brown...the DMV has actors, comedians..and all types of musicians...its just Hip Hop where the DMV is lacking on a global level...but the DMV is growing, and thats the importance of getting behind artist like Wale, and Tabi who are making it outside of here, and supporting them...don't hate cuz it isn't you that's on, just keep working..stop complaining about radio not playing ur music and keep working..I have the serenity prayer tatt'd on my left bicep as a reminder that I can't change or control everything..I can only deal with what's in my control and I think if the DMV starts doing more of that we'll be good, stop worrying about what type of music the next man/woman is doing and just DO YOU!!!

JU: In ya opinion what's good bout dmv music?

P: The Music, the talent, the energy, the diversity...it's a beautiful thing that it's The DMV, DC MD and VA...let's mob up and take the world by storm....all levels of the game is here, rappers, producers, a&r's, young exec's..etc its growing..when its grown, it's on!!!

I know u didn't ask me but my favorite rap albums out right now are Jadakiss "The Last Kiss" Rick Ross "Deeper Than Rap" and Asher Roth "Asleep in the Bread Aisle"  in that order I fux with UGK's jawnt too...and I'm looking fwd to Cassidy's album "C.A.S.H. Cass A Straight Hustla", Diego Cash's album "Language Arts", Styles P album, Red & Meth, Ghostface, Raekwon, Eminem, 50, Dre......and last but not least Kingpin Slim got "Powder for the Babies" this summer stay tuned for the Beam Up! Stamp!

tabi Bonney x Reaction Band = "Rich Kids Reaction"

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OH AND I GOT THE SCOOP THAT TABI WILL BE SHOOTING RAHEEMS NEW MUSIC VIDEO "MO BETTER". 

REMEMBER WHERE YOU HEARD IT FIRST!

"Wake up in the Morning" B. E. (featuring Konshens)


"Wake up in the Morning" B. E. (featuring Konshens) from DWAYNE TELESFORD on Vimeo.

g5 clive: the session (4/20 mix)

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Redhead - "Food For Thought"

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Southeast Slim f Wale x UCB - Shake Ya Plaits

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WHITEFOLKZ- "NOT A TOPP DOGG FT DON JUAN AND MO BETTA"

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Marky - The Connect DVD Interview Part 2


Markdef Interview 2 of 3 from Vin Hoffa on Vimeo.

[RE-UP] Shatiff- ALL IN

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Yerp....

"Swagidout"- featuring Lord Fuego and Prince Markee (prod. by 9th Wonder)

M1 Platoon is a group from the  DMV (representing Uptown, "the Border" and Maryland) and they're currently in Durham, NC as they've been under the mentorship of 9th Wonder.

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JFK - "I'm Tha SH!T" Remix Freestyle

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Rick Ross & DJ Torkaveli - Deeper Than Mixtapes


1.Intro 
 2.Rick Ross - Down South Hustlaz ft. Young Buck, Willie D, Trae & Bun B 
 3.OJ Da Juiceman feat Rick Ross - Maybach Trappin 
 4.Torkaveli feat. Fabolous - Turn My Swag On remix
 5.rick ross ft. the game fat joe ja rule -mafia music remix
 6.Capital Cash-Cinnabun 
 7.Crack A Bottle ROSS REMIX 
 8.KT feat Tae Barz, Marky, Lyriciss - WHERE THE SHES AT REMIX 
 9.Teairra Mari feat Rick Ross & Flo Rida - Cause A Scene (remix) 
10.Torkaveli feat Rico and Magnum Dollars - What It Is 
11.Rick Ross - Cant Let Go Freestyle 
12.Landova Dappa - Hard To Love 
13.El Rey (Dymond City Rydaz) - Who Da Challenger Remix 
14.rick ross-im bad 
15.metro rap radio drop 
16.Davy Fresh-I Know She Loves It 
17.rick ross-down and out 
18.DJ Torkaveli - Can You Roll [prod by Torkaveli] 
19.rick ross-shut up (freestyle) 
20.Outro (fighting this war)

District Fresh X SHATiFF=Authentic. (Plus "The Chronicles" take a listen)


District Fresh X Shatiff X Interview from ABB VIDEO on Vimeo.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Nando- Big Bother

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This joint is real...........Glad the homie came around. One of the realest records I've heard from a artist thus far! Yikes..........

Magnum Dollar$ - 808 & Heartbreaks Remake Mixtape

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WOW.....This is like almost a year out of pocket but hey here you go!

"Off The Wall" from Emperess' Outside The Box Mixtape coming soon

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SparkEazy-"I Got Cash" Strip Club Jump Off

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Wordsmith on ALLHIPHOP.COM

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


This  Issue Features  Interview's from Lyriciss , Pro'Verb , White Folkz  and the lovely Sheneka Adams . We Also have "The Male & Female Top 5 DMV Artist's To  Watch For In 09" .We Also Address the AIDS Issue  that has claimed so many people in the DMV and much more .

All Artist who would like their music reviewed or their project reviewed please send At least five Songs and A Promo Picture  toMusicislifemagazine@gmail.com
 
To Place an Ad in The Magazine Please contact Gee @gee_fam_entertainment@yahoo.com
Also Follow The Magazine on Twitter -twitter.com/MILMagazine

NoVa Infinite - Haters Get Mad (prod. by Madlib)

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"Not Just ANY Girl" by Mass Potential, Mouse the Waldorf Posterboy & G*Two

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OK, OK, OK Let's Get this OVER! That Tie is FUNNY as HELL.........ok Now on to the MUSIC! YIKES

Vote PHZ-Sicks!!!

Benji's SSDD: Almixtapbum

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Yerp.......Marky X Connect DVD= Yikes


Markdef Interview 1 of 3 from Vin Hoffa on Vimeo.

  The good folks at The Connect DVD recently had the opportunity to chop it up withUniversal/Src/Studio 43 Recording Artist, Northeast Dc native, Marky, in a thrilling 3 part exclusive interview that will be released through-out this upcoming week on a blog near you. 
 
  Coming off of the highly anticipated release of his April 3rd theatrical mini album "Nothing is 43ver", Markdef continues where the mini album left off with in this compelling interview that I'm sure will captivate the viewer immediately and leave them on the edge of their seats through out the remainder of this 30 minute series.
 
Clip 1 of 3 is set to be released
Monday April 20, 2009

The Diamond District Vid

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Mo Chips - Oh W.H.A.L.E

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Mo Chips goes in on WALE not sure what sparked this but what better way to start a Sunday off with a lil contro...........YIKE-A-BOO-BOO

This is becoming routine in the DMV lately but let the homie Blow up first atleast....YIKES! LOL

The Ruffcore Mob/The Black Mob Collabo

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Redhead - "The Night"

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