BeatStars Announces Black Friday + Cyber Monday Beat Sale, Listen To A Playlist

By JR on 4:42 PM

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With emerging producers with credits in working with Inspectah Deck, Joell Ortiz, G-Unit and more, BeatStars presents a special beat sale for MCs everywhere. This music community is set to birth stars in 2014 and beyond while providing emerging artists the unique opportunity to work with a high standard of production talent for affordable prices.

MCs, enjoy a playlist of beats on sale for this special event  in addition to other great ones at regular price and visit to listen/purchase more beats on sale.

Colemine Records Presents Funk Instrumentals & Breakbeats From Their Roster On "Diggin' In A Colemine"

By JR on 8:55 AM

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"First track from our new breakbeat LP, Diggin' In A Colemine. This project has been a couple of years in the making, but we couldn't be happier with the results. Half open drum breakbeats, half funky instrumentals from the Tee See Connection. Featuring breakbeats from Monophonics, Jungle Fire, Soulive, The Jive Turkeys, Los Sosepechos, and The On The Spot Trio. All new breaks ready to be chopped up." - Colemine Records

If your unfamiliar with Colemine's great catalog of Funk and Soul, preview 100 titles from the label and order your copy of Diggin' In A Colemine below at Juno.

Tears For Fears - "Songs From The Big Chair" Super Deluxe Edition [4CD + 2DVD +LP Stream]

By JR on 6:57 AM

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"Tears for Fears' biggest-selling album, Songs from the Big Chair is now available in its most spectacular format. This six disc edition of the album includes newly remastered versions of classics songs like 'Everybody Wants To Rule the World,' 'Mother's Talk,' 'Shout' and 'Head over Heels,' plus a multitude of remixes and B-sides, plus a disc of nine previously unreleased tracks and a 5.1 surround sound version of the album mixed by renowned musician and audio engineer Steven Wilson. Tears for Fears' phenomenal 10-million-selling second album marked a transition in the band's sound and catapulted them into international prominence and this set is a must for fans of the band and music in general."

Enjoy the album stream of this 80's classic by Tears For Fears which includes live performance recordings, remixes and alternate versions. Purchase your copy of Songs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition) [4CD + 2DVD] here at Amazon.

Peter Bennborn Project - "Passion" (feat. Rudi Lockefeir, Daniele Turani, Manuel Muzzu & Yann Vienne)

By JR on 5:22 AM

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Groove to the smooth sound of an R&B/Pop collaboration by producer/keyboardist Peter Bennborn who envisions romance to a musical tone and standard of songwriting reminiscent of 80's Deon Estus, The System and George Michael.

"Blue Passion: "A man and a woman staring out in the moonlit blue darkness, on the deck overlooking the ocean, the party behind them. They haven't spoken, hardly glanced at each other but they know the night belongs to them."

Alas, the somewhat naively, youthful vision I had, making this track many years ago; giving Yann the opportunity to go make some great lyrics, Rudi to bring his jazzy side, Daniele to do his funk and introducing a new collaborative super combo; Manuel Muzzu on bass and Manuel Muzzu on drums - you really bring it.

Enjoy a naive romantic dream together with us ;-)!" - Peter Bennborn

Music: Peter Bennborn
Lyrics: Yann Vienne

Vocals: Rudi Lockefeir (@ruud-lockefeir)
Guitars: Daniele Turani (@danieleturani)
Bass: Manuel Muzzu (@manuel-muzzu)
Drums: Manuel Muzzu (@manuel-muzzu)
Keys/Synths: Peter Bennborn

Mixed & Mastered: Peter Bennborn

"The Change" by Daniel Crawford (The Awakening Japan Bonus Track)

By JR on 4:41 AM

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"We are the change we seek to see, first thing we need is unity, we should not care what one believes, we should just all want to be free."

This is the bonus track for The Awakening released in Japan through P-Vine in September. I feel like the message of this record is need more than ever now. Time to put differences aside and band together before it's too late." - Daniel Crawford

Purchase "The Awakening" Japanese Edition at Amazon

Wu-Tang Clan - "Ruckus In B-Minor" On Letterman + '93 RZA Interview In San Fran

20 years since their debut, The Wu still bring the ruckus to your airwaves as shown with the raw energy and distinctive posse cut style of "B-Minor". In 2014 the crew rock out on the David Letterman show to a live band re-recording of the song and in 1993 RZA leads an interview with Billy Jam on KUSF San Francisco.

As a lively group of new-comers uniquely talented and straight from the hood, this archived interview reveals a lot of the personality and termanology of The Wu as RZA delivers raw uncut opinion about the record industry and '93 Hip Hop while introducing the Staten Island crew to the West Coast. Interview begins at 2:17:29
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uMaNg - "The Black Rose Certificate" ft. Beneficence, Purpose of Tragic Allies, DJ Grazzhoppa, Hashfinger & Epidemic.

uMaNg "The Black Rose Certificate" (entirely produced by B.B.Z. Darney), available NOW (CD/2LP/cassette/digital) on Ill Adrenaline Records.

uMaNg - The Black Rose Certificate - Vinyl LP Record

Press release by Ill Adrenaline:

"With two full-length albums already under their belts that garnered them buzz in the underground ("Lasting Impressions" & "The Revisited"), New Jersey originated emcee uMaNg, reunites with Swedish producer B.B.Z. Darney ("The Boom Bappin' Zombie"), to complete their trilogy of albums with their label debut on Ill Adrenaline Records entitled, "The Black Rose Certificate."

Shortly after inking a deal with the label, the next eight months would find uMaNg & B.B.Z. embarking on a musical journey that would result in their most personal & brutally honest record to date. The title "The Black Rose Certificate", while a representation of many a symbolism, reflects the duo's state of mind, the hand they've been dealt as typecasts in society. Since being impossible to produce a "black rose" also stands for purest devotion. A kind of devotion that uMaNg & B.B.Z. put forth in their respected crafts.

Over the course of 14 tracks, the duo sonically stick to their traditional "boom-bap" roots, whilst also bringing sounds that range from "darker" to "aggressive", to even more "melancholic". The production B.B.Z. Darney showcases is heavier, more conceptual than previous releases. uMaNg has been notable throughout his career for being a clever & witty, punchline heavy emcee. While staying true to his stylings on the mic, he gets deeper & more transparent than past albums have suggested. For every braggadocious track, there is another where the Jersey emcee bares his soul through the pen, opening up about past discretions, family HIStory, amongst other topics on the emcee's mind. Also unlike "Lasting Impressions" & "The Revisited", that found the duo being the lone contributors to their works alongside the legendary DJ Grazzhoppa, they now bring along with them close collaborators as well as in-label artists. The album features tracks from the likes of Brick City veteran and close Artifacts affiliate Beneficence, Purpose of the Tragic Allies camp, close friends HexOne & Tek-nition of the critically acclaimed duo Epidemic, and Hashfinger to lend their talents and further enhance the album's disposition."

Shad & DJ T.LO Pay Homage To Heroes On The Front Line & Mike Brown On "Hang On"

By JR on 3:11 AM

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Spittin' for the humble in the struggle, Shad steps inside the belly of the beast to address a part of society who is on edge on "Hang On". When the system seems it's taking your hope away, let the struggle motivate and come up with something dope to say like this talented and creative wordsmith from Canada!

P.R. Revives & Re-imagines Hip Hop's 90's Jazz Essence On "The Instrumentals"

By JR on 2:48 AM

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Australian producer P.R. strikes a cool balance between the raw boom-bap essence of the 90's and a musically-progressive approach to beats on "The Instrumentals". Although the title may sound simple, best believe the instrumentals are the opposite as P lets his imagination flow with enticing layers of chords and harmony driven by heavy drums and pleasant jazz-inspired loops. If your a fan of Hieroglyphics' early 90's music, enjoy the sound revived and elevated musically.

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Moment In Time:

Wordsworth - "Buy Time" ft. Hex One (Produced by Monowax)

By JR on 1:52 AM

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Hear two talented wordsmiths kick the truth about life and a common wish which many adults seem to share.

Side A
Prolific rhymewriter Wordsworth joins forces with German producer Monowax for this conceptual work depicting the inevitability for inner city youth to become victims of this ruthless system. Hex One, an MC from the rap duo Epidemic, also lends his talents to add the missing puzzle piece to this timeless track.

Side B
An emotional purge in rhyme form, Epidemic's Hex One pours out some of his most intimate lyrics to date, detailing the ability for music to be a therapeutic tool to relieve pain and stress.

DMC/ITF Champs DJ Matman & Daredevil Spin A Best Of 2014 Hip Hop Set For Droppin' Science Show

By JR on 10:18 AM

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“Droppin' Science djs Matman & Daredevil drop their final show of the year, going out all guns blazing with another killer show of ultra-fresh new hip hop, mixed with the skills of 2 UK DMC/ITF champion djs.

This month features new music from Nas, Mobb Deep, Wu Tang Clan, Jehst x Strange U, Quiet Dawn ft. Oddisee, Black Milk, DJ Premier, Royce Da 5'9, Slaughterhouse, Flying Lotus, DOOM, Run The Jewels, Jon Phonics, Roc Marciano, Junia-T, Black Thought, Joey Bada$$, L'Orange, Jake One, Statik Selektah, Earl Sweatshirt, AZ, Ghostface Killah, GZA, Blu, J-Rocc & M.E.D., Hus Kingpin, Smoovth and more!

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Enjoy The Inspiring Sound Of Seal's "Kiss From A Rose" by 5 Emerging Musicians

From orchestral to Rock, piano solo and Folk, 5 emerging talents add their personality and musical vision to the powerful film music of Seal's "Kiss From A Rose". Enjoy the range of emotion and style as each pour their soul into inspiring songwriting.

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