@Judahonthebeats Choose Wisely Video

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pray for those families that lost love ones yesterday! Story via Channel 7 news

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Neighbors in Southeast are devastated following a drive-by shooting that left four people dead and six others wounded. It happened in the 4000 block of South Capitol Street Tuesday night.

According to police, a car drove by and sprayed bullets into a group of friends standing outside an apartment building, following the funeral of 20-year-old Ballou High School graduate Jordan Howe. Ten people, both men and women, were shot.

Neighbor Lavane Smith said, "It hurts, it hurts real bad man cus young kids they just throw their life away like it ain't nothing. They don't have no feelings for nothing ... and I don't know what's really going on but someone needs to step up - parents, government or somebody."

Police are still investigating, but Police Chief Cathy Lanier (web | news | bio) confirmed, "There was a spray of gunfire into the crowd."

Family and friends of the victims frantically gathered at the scene. Police chased after some helpless relatives who went running past the yellow tape, trying to find out what happened to their loved ones.

"It's getting really crazy out here. That's all I can say man," Smith said.

Ron Moten, of the D.C.-based Peaceaholics, was among those who came to the scene Tuesday night.

"This is a sad man, any given day this can happen again. That's why people can't take life for granted and can't take the work that people do to deal with these situation for granted," Moten shared.

Even though D.C. has the lowest homicide rate since 1966, community activists are concerned that this could be the beginning of more violence as summer approaches, coupled with the D.C. budget cuts.

Looking for TECHNO/POP Beats for a NEW ARTIST im WORKING with!

What up yall! I'm looking for some TECHNO/POP beats for a ARTIST that I'M WORKING WITH.




Tuesday, March 30, 2010


[Video] DJ Soundwave - Wiz Khalifa x Kev Tha Hustla Interview and more!

Higher Unlearning: The Next Level of Thought

Higher Unlearning: The Next Level of Thought

Rapper/Producer Soulogik appears phoenix like rising from the unstable conditions of Mozambique. Now residing in Alexandria, VA he is putting the finishing touches on his desperately needed debut album "Higher Unlearning" which is due on August 30th. The album is filled to the brim with detailed images of his corrupt and poverty stricken homeland, boasting a schmorgesborg of sharp production from all over the world. Here are the first two leaks:

"Before The Jury" featuring underground titan L.E.G.A.C.Y. (Project Mayhem, Suicide Music) produced by Brazilian beatmaker Nel Sentimentum, and the vivid title track "Higher Unlearning" produced by Elevation (who is the son of a former Black Panther). This album is guaranteed to quench any true hip-hop fans' thirst for knowledge and empowerment.


Envius Couture Lifestyle's 20TEN " INFLUENCE PEDDLER" Photo Shoot BTS!

Envius Couture Lifestyle's 20TEN " INFLUENCE PEDDLER" Photo Shoot BTS from 1st Impressions Studio on Vimeo.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Daran Benjamin "my LIFE my LOVE my ALL"


Daran Benjamin is a 19 year old rapper/singer/songwriter from the DMV. Currently a student at Bowie State (The same school Wale went to), Daran has been writing and making music since the age of 8. "My Life My Love My All" is his first official mixtape. Follow him through the ups and downs of his life as he delievers it through muic.


UMD March Madness Benefit Battle


10 Emcees, 1 Winner, All Proceeds Go to the Charity of The Winner’s Choice

COLLEGE PARK, MD – On Tuesday, March 30, The Blender w/ Miss DJ Gemz and DJ Tony Drake" on WMUC Radio (University of Maryland, College Park’s FM station) will put on one of the biggest Freestyle Battles to ever hit the DMV! 10 of the area's best rappers are coming together to battle it out for a good cause. All of the proceeds from the event will go to the non-profit charity of the winner’s choice.

What separates this battle from the countless other “freestyle battles” in the DMV? Rather than gathering 10 talented artists who will come and perform verses from their songs (which tends to happen at a lot of freestyle battles), all of the artists have been carefully chosen based on their ability to creatively compose bars on the spot based on current events, their competition’s appearance, and any other topic that immediately comes to mind. One emcee will be announced daily via twitter through Dj Tony Drake (@djtonydrake) and Miss Dj Gemz (@missdjgemz), starting Sunday, March 21 until the day of the competition. All of the emcees have a strong battle background and many of them have been featured on Grind Time Now, The World’s #1 Rap Battle, Scribble Jam, and WorldStarHipHop.com.

The event is free, but charitable donations of at least $3 are recommended to go towards the Grand Prize Donation. There will also be free give-aways provided throughout the event by the event’s various sponsors which include: Mcdonalds, EA Sports, Fuse Box Radio, Community Roots, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc. and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., (University of Maryland Chapters), BraeonArt, Art Lyfe Entertainment, The BaltimoreScene, Words Beats & Life Inc., Xclusively Yours, and Broccoli City.

If you can’t make it out to the event at the Nyumburu Cultural Center on the University of Maryland’s campus on March 30, it will be broadcasted live on wmucradio.com! That means as long as you have an internet connection you can be a part of this event! Be sure to tune into the "The Blender w/ Miss DJ Gemz and DJ Tony Drake" every Tuesday at 6PM EST on wmucradio.com for new music first and the hottest events in your community.

If you have any questions about the event or know someone who would like to be a sponsor please send an email to djtonydrake@gmail.com or call 731-DJTONYD (358-6693).

Mainframes x rathemc

"The Sosiety presents our first project involving two friends from opposite sides of the coasts an opportunity to mix their creative talent into a product. Alexa Demie, 19 year old designer/founder of MainFrames from Los Angeles, and Rathemc, young talented music artist out of Washington DC. The project involved a custom designed pair of shades for Rathemc by MainFrames we picked up while we were in LA, then we spent a week in D.C. for our winter break shaking hands and meeting with our eastcoast family, 1st Impressions who handled the photography and video for the shoot. Being the first of many, we plan to put together more projects like this where we help market designs, brands, and music in other markets together, providing them more exposure and a wider clientele base under one sosiety."


T.Lucas x Rihanna "Rudeboy (Rude-mix)"


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Darren Hanible x Lega-c "Cooler Than Me Rmx"

Day One-"The Capitol State of Mind"

DayOne has recently released his latest EP "The Capitol State of Mind" an album that embodies his experiences as local artist in DC. We invite you listen to the entire EP "The Capitol State of Mind" using the first link below.

The Boy Blesst Debut Video from CHARMICIDLE

Saint Anger & JBX Directed by Skinny Corleone

XT - Business (Produced by XT and Errand Boy)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

K-Beta - Burn Thru The Journal (Produced by J-$crilla) | Inglorious Beta ONLINE April 1

The Burning Of Washington,Vol.1

Steetlight Entertainment Group Presents...
The Burning Of Washington,Vol.1
*Hosted By Dre All Day In Da Paint*
1.Intro-Gotti Monroe & Dre All Day In Da Paint
2.What R U On?-CA$H
3.1 Time-CA$H
4.O Let's Do It Freestyle-Mike Buttah
5.Beemer,Benz,Bentley Freestyle-CA$H
6.Freestyle-Mike Buttah
7.Steady Mobbin Freestyle-CA$H
8.How Long Will It Last?-CA$H f/DJ Rome
9.Blowin On Loud-CA$H
10.Reppin My Set-Chaos
12.Its Been A Pleasure Freestyle-Mike Buttah
13.Android-Yo From The Moon
14.Nuthin Like Freestyle-CA$H
15.Freestyle-Mike Buttah
16.Lemonade Freestyle-Mike Buttah
17.Why Get A Job-CA$H f/DJ Rome
18.I Gotta Get It-CA$H
19.Freestyle-Mike Buttah
21.Touchdown-Mike Buttah
22.Im Bout Dis-CA$H f/Yo From The Moon
23.Mafia Music Freestyle-Dana Renee aka Dirty Redz
24.In Cold Blood Freestyle-CA$H
25.Do U Think About Me Freestyle/Outro-Mike Buttah/Dre All Day In Da Paint

Enoch The 7th Prophet

G5 CLIVE- cLIVE Says chILL (D.C. Freestyle) (Prod. by Jonny5)

G5 Clive, a rising Emcee from Washington DC, offers a distinctive design to the ever-evolving hip-hop scene. Influenced by such artists as Nas, Kanye West & Dr. Dre amongst others, G5 delivers music on a parallel plain, with a twist of his truth. G5’s technique is totally unique as he manages to charmingly combine the influences of growing up in the unforgiving inner-city of D.C, with the more new age imaginative influences of artists such as SA-RA and DELTRON 3030. Although he doesn’t rap using the cliché façade of a crack slanging/dope boy, his music is quite addictive...

Rapping since the age of 8, G5 is no stranger to this arena. A true student of the game, refining his craft, Clive began to record at age 17, spawning early classics such as 'The Social Class' mixtape, 'A Bathing tApe' as well as his most recent musical contribution ‘Reign Cheque’ the mixtape/movie which were released in 2008 and 2009 respectively. Having performed at numerous venues, including colleges such as UMD-College-Park, Sarah Lawrence College (NYC) & Virginia Commonwealth University, Clive’s sound continues to broaden its reach.

G5, also heavily motivated by his hometown Washington, DC, plans to affix a new dimension to the Nation's Capitols music landscape. Clive is also sponsored by Ate Clothing Co. (ateclothing.com/shop) which is located in Richmond, VA and can be purchased online and in numerous boutiques. G5, also apart of the revolutionary street-team and hip-hop quartet, 'The Clientele kids' are slated for releases in 2009 and 2010. Clive has also aligned with the Civil Mics Movement music group (myspace.com/civilmics) which has nationwide reach, as well as into Canada (Toronto).


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

JUDAH's "Choose Wisely" video displays #theART of music production

Judah presents "The Art" | Amber Rose Instrumental Video from ABB VIDEO on Vimeo.

JUDAH's "Choose Wisely" video displays #theART of music production

March 24, 2010 (Washington, DC) --- This is how JUDAH pictures his music.

Respected and noted as one of the most recognized producers from the DC area, JUDAH releases #theART video "Choose Wisely." With an unsuspecting plot and narration done solely by beats selected from the Amber Rose Instrumentals which gathered massive popularity since its drop in January, JUDAH presents listeners with a "strange" frame for the audible visual, giving true definition to amplified artistic design in music.

View "Choose Wisely" here! (directed by Andre of ABB Video)

Stay hip as collected lyrics from artist around the country will be shared over the Amber Rose Instrumentals. Presented by Kevin Nottingham and DubMD, mix tape king of the UK!

Higher Groove off of Mania Music Group "Welcome to the Soundcheck EP"

First Release/Introduction to Target Practice 4.20.10

Thad Reid - We Won't Stop (Produced by Antagonist)

Cayan - Tootsie Roll ft. XIB (Prod. Nando)

Remembering Nujabes (R.I.P.)

Peace World,

Over the last several days I have taken time to reflect and mourn the loss of my Uncle, Milton Hewlin (“One of the hardest working men” my family has ever known) and also mourn my friend, Jun Seba aka Nujabes. This has been a difficult time but I continue to push forward and do my best to stay strong for those I care about. A lot of people (friends, associates, and strangers) have sent their condolences and for that, I thank you. Now, I wish to tell you about what my friend Jun meant to me.

When J Dilla died, I saw a lot of T-shirts being made to keep his memory alive, I own 2 or 3 myself. The one that stood out the most to me, was the popular “Dilla Changed My Life” Tee. Although, I love most of his music, I never felt comfortable enough to buy that shirt because I can’t honestly say that he changed my life, although, I have been inspired by his work. There are some artists who influence and inspire me but if there is one who has TRULY changed MY life, it is without a doubt Nujabes.

We first began talking in 1999 when my friend, Sphere of Influence put us in contact. I hadn’t heard of him before that but when I got his beat tape (yes, it was an actual cassette) in the mail, I knew that he was something special so, I signed with his label Hyde Out Productions later that year. He took a chance on me when I was still trying to find my voice as an artist and a man. But he believed in my words and because of that, we have made a lot of great music together that will stand the test of time.

When we made music, we would often bicker, debate, argue, etc. because we both had such strong views and were very passionate about our crafts. Because of creative differences, I eventually left Hyde Out in 2002, causing us to collaborate a lot less. But, what I want people to know about him is the side people didn’t see. He was a great man. I use to joke and refer to him as Napolean because although he a small brother, he had a strong heart and mind. He had a great sense of humor. He also had a passion for music like none I’ve ever seen. He was a fan of great music and would travel the world in search of it. He was caring person. He loved his family and cared about mine. I am honored to have known him.

Although I am disappointed that we will not be able to collaborate on new music, I am deeply saddened by the thought that I won’t have the opportunity to just hang out with him again. I am just happy that I was able to thank him for what he’s done for me.

Nujabes has changed my life. If it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t have the following and support that I have in Japan. If it wasn’t for him, people around the world wouldn’t know my voice or my message. He has helped me provide for my family and he helped me build a career that I am proud of. For that, I am eternally thankful and I will honor his memory.

He will be missed more than he will ever get to know. My condolences to his family, all of the brothers and sisters who were blessed to know and work with him, and to the fans that truly loved his music. Keep his memory alive and remember if you really love or appreciate someone, be sure to tell them and support them while they’re here because they can be gone in a blink of an eye.

Lastly, I wanted to share this song with you from my debut album, To This Union A Sun Was Born, which seems to fit how a lot of us feel. The song is entitled, “Ain’t No Happy Endings”. I chose it to honor his memory not just because of the title but because I vividly remember how excited we both were, back in January 2000, when we finished recording it. We listened to it so many times right after we finished it, in his old studio, then he put it on mini-disc, and we played it some more in his van, on our way to grab dinner with the crew. Those were good times. ENJOY!

Substantial – “Ain’t No Happy Endings” – Produced by: Nujabes


Landova Dappa - Set Tha City On Fire Mixtape

Redhead - "Kyla Pratt"

Winter Wonderland: Enjoying Living In A Cold World

News Phlash! News Phlash! My life story from over the past year packaged in 30 minutes of music. It's called 'Winter Wonderland: Enjoying Living In A Cold World'. Touching on everything from family, to business and relationships, to my move from DC to New Jersey. Hope you'll take some time to listen; if you listen, I hope you enjoy. If you enjoy, I hope you share with others......and we'll just keep it going. Thanks and you're welcome.

Click Here To Get It.

Monday, March 22, 2010

"WE COASTIN" The Mixtape from CRED MAG (www.credxtra.com) & DJ YKCOR

"WE COASTIN" The Mixtape from CRED MAG (www.credxtra.com) & DJ YKCOR (www.djykcor.com) hosted by Lady T.
Featuring indie artist like WordsSmith, Whitefolkz, Cousin Bubb, Carty Yeah, Chuck Da Arsonist, Diablo Slim, Maade Men, Real Life Click, Pennjamin Bannekar and more.
We not grindin',... we coastin'


KayeM's Interview on 93.9 w/ P-Stew

Black Inventors - Darngood & Enoch

This is DJ S.E. of D en' D Productions and I'm coming to you with an incredible song from MC's Darngood & Enoch, entitled "Black Inventors". This song is inspiring and a boost of something missing from Hip Hop music in general.


8th-N-Up-I'm Cool feat. Pick-Up & BEE-West


Marky (SRC/Universal) – "RASTA MONSTA"

"Rasta Monsta" is the 2nd record off of my 1st installment of my 3 EP's. The first EP is "Journey to Markyland, USA: Rest Stop 1" Presented by 2DopeBoyz x OnSmash and will be released April 5th.

Ok so.. I'm a huge fan of the "Entourage" Series Show on HBO just like
the rest of the world lol. I caught on to the show around the 3rd
Season and then went back and started at Season 1 to catch myself up.
Now comes this new show "How To Make It In America" that I think has
the same feel but it's a little, or MUCH rather, more gritty and
"about the grind-ish". It's already 6 Episodes in and for some reason
I can't stop singing the got damn theme song by Aloe Blacc titled "I
Need A Dollar
". I figured, "hey, why not throw my 1, 2 on it!" lol

If you watch the show, then you'll understand the title :o) (http://bit.ly/c80L2E - Ep. 6)



Diamond District at SXSW

SmCity x Judah "The Indie Life EP" [Direct Download]

In anticipation of the release of The Indie Life: A Motion Picture Album, a short film featuring music from the artist’s forthcoming studio album, DMV rapper SmCity has hooked up with DJBooth.net to bring fans his The Indie Life EP. Produced entirely by DMV beatsmith Judah, the project features five brand new tracks with an emphasis on raw beats and lyricism, including DJBooth.net-premiered leak “Thin Air” (Watch video here). Guest appearances come courtesy of Jayne Kennedi and reader favorite K-Beta. If you like what you’re hearing, check out The Indie Life: A Motion Picture Album when it premieres in April, paving the way for the May release of SmCity’s The Indie Life LP.
Direct Download "The Indie Life EP":


Fly Gypsy in the Source!

R.E.U.B. - try sleeping with a broken heart - Remix

De-U.c.e. Double ft. Oogie & Sure Shot - De-U x KJE freestyle (Birdman Joint)

Day-Day - "All The Way Turnt Up"

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hassani Kwess "Youthful Expression (Kwess Is A Basshead)"

Davy DMV - "Amen"

Dialect aka WillKill4Money

I wrote my first song at 13, 2000, but i aint realy start writin alot till I moved from Baltimore to PA when I was 14, wasnt much else to do, and I had alot goin on, I started recording at 15 or 16 and put out my first CD, "Point Blank", in 2003, also in 2003 I was featured on 2 mixtapes one by Dj Geranamo, "SFX The Mixtape Vol. 1", and another by King Aurthur the Engineer, "Trailer Park Trash Vol. 2". In 2004 I came out wit my 2nd CD, "The Rebirth" which featured local artist Black Ghost. Than again in the same year I was the Feature artist on Dj Madd Quiks' "The Dot Com" when I worked with Liquid Ghost aka Infrared, 9th Wonder, and Dj Jestic. That was alot of battles and trax from people around the net. Than I fell back off recordin for awhile, had my 1st child and finished high school, while writing my next CD "Hip-Hop Lengend, Rap

Phenomenon", I moved back to Baltimore in 2006 and teamed up with local artist Rich C, Meek, and J Woodz, dropped the "Hip-Hop Lengend, Rap Phenomenon" CD in 2007, Than in 2008 I was on two freestyle mixtapes, one feature Red Fox and some the HTS boi's, and J Woodz, "Blazed Up Freestyles", the other featured Meek and Vin Diesel, "Freestyle Cutz". Also in 2008 J Woodz and I teamed up as "2Smooth" and dropped our CD "Da Come Up", featurin local artist Mede, Meth, Young Bmore, Meek, Felon, Rich C, and Red Fox. After droppin 'Da Come Up" in '08, J Woodz and I parted ways and I fell back deakin with trials and tribulations of life while comin up wit the idea for my next CD. In 2009, I released my most recent CD "Urban Inspiration", I feel this was my best Cd yet, the first CD I produced my own beats for, and did so for 16 of 20 songs. The "Urban Inspiration" CD featured Meek, Rich C, Brandi, and a hook writtin by C.C., of the "Camo Crew", Mede, C.C., Young Bmore, and Renzy. Now Im workin on the mixtape that comes out June 1st 2010, I wont be producin many of the beats but alot o other local producer will be, stay on the look out for "Not Another Mixtape Vol 1."...


Friday, March 19, 2010

Ice the Villain's "L.@.Me 2"








Art Beats + Lyrics // Hip Hop Cinema: Copyright Criminals // Soul Symphony


SATURDAY March 27, 2010


@ Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
801 K Street, NW at Mount Vernon Square
Washington, DC 20001

Copyright Criminals
70 minutes 2009 Benjamin Frazen / Kembrew Mcleod

Copyright Criminals examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling, including the related debates over artistic expression, copyright law, and (of course) money.

This documentary traces the rise of hip-hop from the urban streets of New York to its current status as a multibillion-dollar industry. For more than thirty years, innovative hip-hop performers and producers have been re-using portions of previously recorded music in new, otherwise original compositions. When lawyers and record companies got involved, what was once referred to as a “borrowed melody” became a “copyright infringement.”The film showcases many of hip-hop music’s founding figures like Public Enemy, De La Soul, and Digital Underground—while also featuring emerging hip-hop artists from record labels Definitive Jux, Rhymesayers, Ninja Tune, and more.

It also provides an in-depth look at artists who have been sampled, such as Clyde Stubblefield (James Brown’s drummer and the world’s most sampled musician), as well as commentary by another highly sampled musician, funk legend George Clinton.As artists find ever more inventive ways to insert old influences into new material, this documentary asks a critical question, on behalf of an entire creative community: Can you own a sound?

After film you are invited to participate in an audience discussion around the film with some of the best voices in the DC’s Hip Hop Community!

After film you are invited to participate in an audience discussion around the film with some of the best voices in the DC’s Hip Hop Community!

with: Brandon Dozier, ESQ - Entertainment Attorney, Starrworks Consulting
Kendell Kelly, ESQ - IP Attorney, Georgetown University
Paul Porter - Industry Ears
Moderator Dru Ryan

"The monthly Hip-Hop Cinema Café is a great way to enjoy hip-hop and film at the same time in D.C., but if you want to participate fully in these screenings, you should first familiarize yourself with a few canonical movies. Sure, you can show up, watch, and bounce, but often the best part of this event is the talk afterward, which typically includes a roundtable of D.C.-based arts luminaries."

- Washington CityPaper Best Of D.C. '09

The Washington Post on HHCC:
"Film Series Spotlights D.C. Style Of Hip-Hop"

The Washington CityPaper on HHCC:
"Best of D.C. 2009-Staff Pick: Best Way to Enjoy the Intersection of Film and Hip-Hop


AB+L explores several themes in Hip Hop and highlights urban art forms expressed through photography, graffiti and paintings fused with DJ’ing, break dancing and live music.




Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mark Milly- "Rhyme & Reason"

identity in sound of some part, esp. the end, of words or lines of verse.
verse or poetry having correspondence in the terminal sounds of the lines.
a poem or piece of verse having such correspondence.

a basis or cause, as for some belief, action, fact, event, etc.
a statement presented in justification or explanation of a belief or action
the mental powers concerned with forming conclusions, judgments, or inferences.
sound judgment; good sense.
normal or sound powers of mind; sanity.
rhyme or reason, logic, sense, or plan: "There was no rhyme or reason for what they did."

This project "Rhyme & Reason" is a collaborative effort from 2 very talented recording artists hailing from Baltimore, MD - Mark Milly & Lavar Conscious... "If theres no rhyme & reason, whats the reason to rhyme?"

Do We Really Care About Leaks? via HHG.com

Do We Really Care About Leaks?

It's 2010 and people are still bitching about music leaks. I won't point fingers at particular artists, record labels or DJs but what I will point a big, red, over-sized finger at is how stupidly flawed the argument is against songs and albums being leaked in the first place. What I'm going to do here is break down biggest reasons we've heard for anti-leaking and spin a case where it has worked to an artist's advantage in some aspect. Because the last thing I want to see when I log on to my favorite hip hop blog is a tearful account from someone who's angry about their music being in the hands of their fans. And you call yourself a hustler.

It takes lots of money to record quality music

The budgets for recording albums have been so inflated in the last 20 years that I could totally see why marketing execs get mad over the possible loss of lavishness that they're accustomed to. It's not a secret that the industry is based on the high/lo system: round up costs so you can sell a 12-16 song CD for $20 at the premium outlets. Not only is that not worth the money (as only 3-4 of those songs actually bump) but it goes to show how much time and effort is put into sustaining greed--this isn't a humanitarian effort with flies landing on random kid's eyeball--this is a business and a very profitable one at that. Instead of recording at the high end studios with millions of dollars worth of pricey equipment and paying exorbitant production fees, why not keep it low tech and encourage more independent recording means? I find it ridiculous that the average album budget ranges from $300,000-$1m. I'm pretty damn sure you can get comparable sound from smaller but still professional setups. And it might help end the decibel war.

It depreciates the connection between artist and fan

No it doesn't. If anything, it strengthens it. The only way I wouldn't be a fan of an artist that I liked just fine 20 minutes before I heard the leak is if the album was terrible. Not the quality of the leak, mind you, but the quality of the music is the only thing that will keep me from buying your record. If the music is good, you will more than likely see some money come from me even if I don't buy the album. I'll buy a T-shirt from the merch stand at your show that I also paid to get into. Look at Wayne's Carter III if you need to see a positive outcome from a leak. He turned that into a situation where he was able to sell a gang of more records than he probably would've otherwise. Not to mention his fan base grew because of it.

Speaking from my own opinion, music leaking is something that has always happened (to a certain extent) and will always happen (to a certain extent). What you do when it happens is what separates you from the cats on the curb. I would like to see it come to the point where artists are giving albums away for free and just charging for the shows. If your record company is taking too big a bite with your 360 deal, go indie and do it yourself. Divorce your restrictive contracts and kick the big guys out on their asses. Y'all just aren't being creative enough.

Marky (SRC/Universal) – "Victory Lap"

I had this track for a min now. It's an original Kanye West produced
track from the "Through The Wire" days. I received it from a mutual
connect to him because I was going to possibly be doing work with them
(not Kanye). Anyway - dude gave me an entire cd full of all original
Kanye beats. This was in 2004, I think..

The track is about me winning my race before it starts. Nobody is in
charge of my fate or destiny in my life except God. I believe that
each and everyday I wake up. The music industry is full of deception
and flakey business practices. I know that if I keep my eyes on the
finish line then God will make sure I win like I'm suppose to. Can't
nobody block what's coming to me. Its inevitable.

This song is spear-heading my first EP "Journey to Markyland, USA:
Rest Stop 1" Presented by 2DopeBoyz. I will be releasing 3 EP's
leading into my mixtape "43 Miles to Markyland, USA"!

Stay tuned for new music. Thanks for your continued support.


Darren Hanible x Lega-c feat. Tabi Bonney "JiiLikeUggghh"

Max Pain- Doin My Thang


DMV's own Max Pain from Platoon Records. The track is called, "Doin My Thang (Get It In)" which is on his upcoming solo project. The track has been in rotation on Revolt Radio, DC Mumbo Sauce, and Hip-Hop Kings.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mania Music Group Presents: Welcome to the Sound Check Ep

Chris McDonald: Maryland Matters Volume 1

Mo Chips-Get Meee Promo

ArtLyfEnt Presents Playlist The DMV Vol. 1 Mixtape

This is the breakthrough mixtape effort of the up-and-coming ArtLyfEnt brand. It features many talented music artists from the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area. There are some very familiar signature names on it such as Tabi Bonney, Uptown X.O., and of course Wale. But there are also many artists who are on their path to greatness and are just beginning to make waves in the area such as Kingpen Slim, Bear Witnez, Muggsy Malone, RatheMC, ItsDaKid, and Emperess just to name a few. It also features beats from some of the most talented producers in the area; E-Minah, Oddisee, Infinite Legacy, Sinitus Tempo and Judah are just some of the many . Most of the artists from this mixtape already have mixtapes of their own and this project actually provides a sample of what's to be expected on their mixtapes when you download them. This mixtape has a diverse collection of sounds. Within this mixtape you get a diverse spectrum of the mainstream rap we hear today and the raw, underground hip-hop flavor that the airwaves have been lacking lately. We present this to our listeners as a sample of what the DMV music scene is made of with 20 tracks that make it well worth the download. This is the first in a series of many, so ArtLyfEnt hopes people will embrace it and look forward to future volumes.


MDP - Bang the Gavel (mixtape leak)

Rotten grapes tape

The Rotten Grapes Tape a collection of views beings displayed via hip-hop with a large amount of lyrical content. The theme for the title came from the fact that
majority of the songs (if not all) were written and recorded while the artist were intoxicated off wine. Thinking of the old saying, which states "a drunk man tells no lies"
they used their "Rotten Grapes", to put pen to paper, (and letters in their G1 notepad) to display how they were really feeling about the industry, their "circle" of friends,
women, partying, nightlife, and of course their wine! From the Sam artists and producer that gave the world THE DMV Anthem (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf_lRfJHFKo)
Test from PG and Hotdam displayed a hell of a show for the hip-hop/rap masses.

We appreciate you keeping up your blog over the years for the DMV artists. We have had our songs placed on you page a few times and each time, we received we a lot attention off off those blog posting, and the feed back was more than enough, We greatly appreciate the time you took to read this email, and the posting of the tape would be appreciated.


703 Geez - by Draus ft. Hiway Hov and Rome

B-More rapper disses Nicki Minaj

Raheem Devaughn - Toes Curl (written & prod. by AB The Producer)

Badio -"Vodka Gin and Henny"