WD4D releases new mix for free download

WD4D, aka Waylon Dungan, is one of Seattle’s most talented and ambitious beat scientists whose bold style has injected new sonic fusions into the city’s hip hop and electronic music communities. Versatile and always fresh, WD4D’s sound ranges from left-field experimental beats and funky upbeat dance music to jazzed-up hip hop and soulful underground rap. He has just released a new mix, recorded live at a recent Live n' Love production with Sweatson Klank, Kid Smpl & Introcut. In regards to the mix, available for a limited time, WD4D says, "There are a few exclusive WD tracks, but mostly just a bunch of super fresh music that needs to be heard. A lot of these songs will never be heard in this way ever again, as most are being blended with something else (other songs, loops, etc.

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M-Eighty preps the release of Home Grown Internationally Known

On November 20th, Wu-Tang Clan affiliate/Guinness World Record Freestylist M-Eighty will release "Home Grown Internationally Known". The LP pays tribute to the rappers hometown of Toledo, OH by featuring all Toledo-based Emcees and Producers alongside the pairing of M-Eighty & newcomer and fellow Toledo native Nino Graye. The duo known as "Glass City", will be embarking on a 15-date Midwest tour in November alongside the likes of Kid Ink, Cappadonna, & Bronze Nazareth in support of their debut. Fans can expect several videos spawning from the LP's release including featured tracks "Hip-Hop Glory", "911", "Burn it Up", "Lose My Sheeeit!" and the collegiate-anthem "FAH-Q". When asked how the duo came up with the name for their group and the title for their debut, M-Eighty remar

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DJ Nu-Mark presents The Broken Sunlight USB

In keeping with the growing trend toward albums being released in limited edition on USB drives, DJ Nu-Mark and Hot Plate Records now bring you this special USB release of his forthcoming studio debut, Broken Sunlight. Shaped like a record needle, this instant collector's item contains the content of Broken Sunlight's audio, including the studio tracks, as well as bonus a capellas, clean versions, instrumentals, and bonus beats, as well as unreleased studio & tour photos, featuring Bumpy Knuckles, Large Professor, Charles Bradley, and Tiron. Also included with the release is a download link to Nu Conduit, a 60 min. behind the scenes look of the life of Uncle Nu, and the making of Broken Sunlight, performances across the globe and the critically acclaimed Toy Set. Broken Sunlight

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D-Sisive releases D-LuxeEdition of new album

There was a time in Derek Christoff's life when he didn't have many words. It's not that he didn't have a story; but he was stuck on the start. In the late 90s, the young MC known as D-Sisive came up quickly in the Toronto hip-hop community with a string of well-liked singles, but his burgeoning profile was stopped cold with the illness and death of both of his parents in a six-year span. Grief and depression stole his creativity and motivation for the better part of a decade, but in a moment fit for fable, his lyrical inspiration returned suddenly one day while singing along to the Beach Boys on the radio. It was the new start D-Sisive's story needed. And he hasn't stopped since. 2008's The Book EP was nominated for a Juno and its single "Nobody With A Notepad" won the SOCAN ECHO So

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9th Wonder releases new albums with Murs & Buckshot

Grammy award winning producer 9th Wonder has just made November 13th a landmark day in his illustrious career, releasing collaborative albums with Murs and Buckshot simultaneously. The Final Adventure with Murs will serve as the last installment from the popular series that has spanned five projects. The Solution is the third effort from New York legend Buckshot alongside 9th, who will continue to release more albums together in the future. Murs provided insight on what the experience of working with 9th Wonder has been like, and why it was time to bring the ever popular series to a close. "I am honored and blessed to have had the privilege of working with my brother 9th Wonder for five albums and nearly a decade. A type of consistency rarely seen in the music world. We are tw

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Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson releasing collaborative album

Two Detroit titans, Apollo Brown and Guilty Simpson, are joining forces for a collaborative album called "Dice Game" to be released via Mello Music Group. Unlike lightweight rappers "scared to face the reality of truth," Guilty Simpson isn’t one to tiptoe around on the mic. The first single "Truth Be Told" finds the Motor City rhymer bearing his soul over a slow-burning soul chop that is trademark Apollo Brown. Guilty's usual ferocity is tempered by his introspection, reminiscing back to times when he was hustling and living fast but without direction. A sublime string loop gives Guilty's monstrous mic presence center stage to tell his story, a specifically hood tale that is still widely relatable. Guilty punctuates his reflections with a worthwhile reminder: "You want change? I

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