Cultura Fuerte releases two brand new videos

Albuquerque-based group Cultura Fuerte is proud to announce the release of its new videos for "Hasta La Muerte" and "Queiro Ser Libre." Formed in 2005, Cultura Fuerte is comprised of 10 like-minded individuals, spearheaded by emcee John "Speed One" Chavez and lead guitarist Bobby Baca. They take classic hip-hop and add a whole lot of Latin flavor, creating a unique hybrid of innovative styles. The resulting concoction explodes into the airwaves and ignites a frenzy of good vibes. In conjunction with Concept Flux Media, the group's vision for the video was to express their love for traditional New Mexican music, as well as their love and passion for hip-hop. It's done with the utmost respect for the culture and preserves its integrity. Stay tuned for more from Cultura Fuerte and

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Wake Self releases new video from The Healing Process

Andy "Wake Self" Martinez is proud to announce the second video from his upcoming album, The Healing Process. Titled "Brand New," the song takes the listener on a journey through Wake Self's thought process while delivering a solid track built on DJ Young Native's cuts and DJ Audyio's production. The song proves, once again, Wake is determined to set himself apart from the monotonous nature of contemporary hip-hop. Insightful and original, Wake speaks truth, first and foremost. In the second verse he spits, "I don't have to tatt my whole body up/rappers sell their images/their lyrics are not enough/yeah, that's the truth, baby/I make music for the people/not the people that pay me." This line is just one indication of the message he wants to put out there. The Healing Process d

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Hannibal Stax & Marco Polo to release new album

Gang Starr Foundation member and rhymesayer Hannibal Stax along with Brooklyn's leading boom-bap purveyor Marco Polo have teamed up for a collaborative project entitled Seize The Day (the duo's mixtape/precursor, The Honorable, was released in December of 2012) which will be released on 5-7-2013 via Soulspazm Records.   Originally discovered by DJ Premier, Stax has been a staple on NYC's underground scene for years and was featured on two Gang Starr LP's and numerous tracks that were lost in major label recording vaults. Although Stax is undeniably a veteran, Seize The Day represents his long-overdue solo debut. Please visit http://youtu.be/MNE0xixTxCI to check out the brand new "46 Bars Of Death" video and you can also visit https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/seize-the-day/id63011968

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FOCI releases The Achievement Gap

As an MC who has shared the stage with such legendary artists as Rakim, Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Mobb Deep, Mos Def, The Rza, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Method Man, Xzibit, The Beatnuts, Tha Liks, E-40, Tha Dogg Pound, WC, Large Professor, Ras Kass, Jay Electronica, Slaughterhouse, Chino XL, Cormega, Rhymefest and Brother J (X Clan), Pasadena native FOCI clearly understands not only how to rock a stage (as he was the winner of Urban Underground's Best Performance for 2010, 2011 and 2012), but how to create an everlasting impact. Coming off of last weeks break through performance at Los Angeles's Belasco Theater in direct support of Mos Def a.k.a. Yasiin Bey, Foci has released his long awaited debut album "The Achievement Gap." "The Achievement Gap" is a concept project that addresses vari

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