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Royce Da 5’9″ “Taxi Driver” (Unreleased)

September 22, 2009

Royce Da 5’9″ “Taxi Driver” (Unreleased)

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For more information on The Revival leak, click here. Royce’s album, “Street Hop,” hits stores October 20, 2009.

Big Sean “Way Out (feat. Mr. Hudson)” Live In Chicago (Video)

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10/17 – Hex Murda Benefit Show @ St. Andrews *UPDATED*

September 19, 2009

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The F*cking “Get Better Bro” Benefit For Hex Murda

featuring:
Black Milk
Guilty Simpson
Paradime
Fat Killahz
Trick Trick
Royce Da 5’9″
Phat Kat
Slum Village
Danny Brown
DJ House Shoes

Saturday October 17, 2009
St Andrews Hall (431 East Congress St. Detroit, MI 48226)
9pm-2am – $10 Cover – ABSOLUTELY NO GUEST LIST!

P.S. In case you haven’t heard Hex is in need of your positive energy & prayers. To respect the family’s wishes and privacy nothing is being said about what happened or his current condition.

De Notes Interview

September 16, 2009

RESIZEDeNotes - Dewitt Moore PicAn old colloquialism goes, “One monkey don’t stop no show.” And if it weren’t true, then DeWitt Moore’s career would’ve ended way too early. As The Sicknotes, he and Bryan “Pep” Johnson laced memorable singles for Obie Trice and D12 (“Cry Now” and “How Come,” respectively) and became some of the most sought-after producers in the state. They would also help boost the careers of Rashad Morgan, who would later sign a deal with T.I.’s Grand Hustle Records, and Robert “Magnum” Curry, who is a member of Diddy’s Making The Band group Day 26. But due to what he cites as business issues, Moore split from his longtime partner in 2008 to pursue a solo career.

With his new De Notes company and production team, Moore hasn’t lost a step. He’s retained the duo’s roster of artists and musicians, and added clients like Detroit staple Stretch Money and rap legend MC Lyte to his list of collaborators. The first official De Notes release, Mae Day’s Sade-inspired Cherish The Day mixtape (click here), has garnered national praise from fans and critical acclaim from the likes of The Source, iMeem, and more. Moore let MichiganHipHop sit in on a studio session and hear material from De Notes artists Mae Day, rapper J Cope, girl R&B trio Jaime Summers, and rap group DRG—and if the full, multi-layered samples we heard are consistent with what they release, listeners are in for a treat. In the interview below, Moore speaks about the Sicknotes split, what his team has to offer, and finding artists with the “it” factor.

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Quest MCODY “Ctrl + Alt + Delete” (Mixtape)

September 15, 2009

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Quest MCODY “Ctrl + Alt + Delete” (Mixtape)

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  1. Intro
  2. Ctrl + Alt + Delete
  3. Out Here Gettin’ Paid (produced by Rill for Noize City)
  4. 1,2,3
  5. D.O.A. (Death Of Anybody)
  6. You Got Me
  7. The Light Show (produced by Fly Boy Viz)
  8. Exorcist
  9. Part of the Game (produced by Mr. Porter)
  10. Amazing (starring Cynara Moore)
  11. Last Call (starring Pahlavi)
  12. Get’m Cody (Buy “The Light Project On Itunes)
  13. Run This Town (freestyle) 12 Run This Town (freestyle)
  14. Shade 45 Interview w/Rude Jude & Lord Sear Pt. 1
  15. Dreamin’ (Proof dedication)
  16. Shade 45 Interview w/Rude Jude & Lord Sear Pt. 2

To purchase or download more of Quest MCODY’s music, visit QuestMCody.com.

Karriem Riggins’ Virtuoso Experience “Tergiversation” (Video)

Tergiversation is a song by Gene Perla. Perla was a bass player who performed with legendary drummer Elvin Jones for many years. Tergiversation is a term that describes an evasion of straightforward action of clear-cut statement. Perla dedicated the song to jazz legend Miles Davis, a tergiversationist if there ever was one, who often turned his back towards the audience as he played. Karriem Riggins’ Virtuoso Experience bring these internal jazz dedications and conversations to a new audience.

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Black Milk Broadcast – Montreux Jazz Festival (Video)

Willie The Kid “No Fly Zone” (Music Video)

From Willie The Kid’s “The Fly” mixtape, available for free download here.

Vandalyzm & Finale “Watch Niggas” (“Dear Moleskine” Freestyle)

Vandalyzm & Finale “Watch Niggas” (“Dear Moleskine” Freestyle)

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Almighty Dreadnaughtz Presents ARES: “A Red Eye Smokin” (Mixtape)

Almighty Dreadnaughtz Present ARES: “A Red Eye Smokin” (Mixtape)

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  1. Introduction
  2. Speed (Feat. Guilty Simpson & Kriz Steel)
  3. Try It
  4. Smokin
  5. Lookout (Feat. Cysion)
  6. Don’t cry (Feat. Kawshus & Scizrz)
  7. You can’t
  8. Run and hide (Feat. Supa Emcee)
  9. So amazin (Feat. Kriz Steel)
  10. Damn he outcold (Feat. Guilty Simpson)
  11. Sound of Slautah
  12. Disaster (Feat. Konphlict & Scizrz)
  13. She Still Want Mo’
  14. Do that thang
  15. Ain’t no way (Feat. Phuzion)
  16. It’s a stick up