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Na$im Williams f/ Sulaiman – Sex Me

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments


Treated Tribe producer, Na$im Williams, is set to release an R&B-inspired project sometime this fall. And to kick-off that campaign he unleashes this flip of Robert Kelly’s “Sex Me,” featuring fellow Treatedian Sulaiman. It’s about damn time someone flipped Kells’ “Sex Me.” Need that flip of both one and two, though.

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Travis Scott – Grey [Prod. by J. Hill & Tane Runo]

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments


Chicago’s own J. Hill connected with Tane Runo to provide the backdrop for “Grey”, track eleven from Travis Scott’s freshly-released free LP — Days Before Radio.

This joint’s pretty smooth. Stream and download “Grey” below.

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Nick Jr. f/ AK & Big Smoove – Flex Mode

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments


Produced by KCT Beats

Nick Jr.’s To Be Continued project drops this Friday, August 22nd, which also happens to be Nick’s born day. And today he lets one final joint ring out, the slapping “Flex Mode” which features his comrades AK and Big Smoove. Even better news: we have both the cover art and track list — both of which you can find below. The Flex Zone is open under the cut.

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New EP: The Guys – Free The Guys

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

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The Westside duo of The Guys drop off a brand new EP somewhat unexpectedly. Free The Guys features 11 new songs, which actually makes it longer than just an EP, but nevertheless it’s a gaggle of new material, so hit the jump to enjoy.

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Win A Recording Session With Timbaland Courtesy Of Lenovo & Microsoft’s #TeamUp With Timbaland Song Contest

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Lenovo for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.


Timbaland is one of the most celebrated and decorated production geniuses of our lifetime. He’s crafted global smash hits for some of the greatest entertainers of our day — from Jay-Z to Missy Elliott to Justin Timberlake to Beyonce – he’s single handedly shaped modern music as we know it. But how does an aspiring artist hit the radar of someone as established as Timbaland? Seemingly impossible, right? Well, think again because thanks to Lenovo and Microsoft the artists and fans now have the power to make the impossible possible.

Enter the Team Up With Timbaland Song Contest – a new program set to empower the underdog, and the potential star in all of us. Kicking off on August 18th, Team Up With Timbaland Song Contest can now win a chance to have a hit hand-crafted by the living legend Timblanad – all courtesy of Lenovo and Microsoft.

Artists can enter to win by uploading a YouTube video or Soundcloud link of their best original track to From August 27th to September 28th, fans can share and VOTE for their favorite original tracks and artists. Simple as that. But Lenovo and Microsoft aren’t just giving the artists a chance to win – fans also have the opportunity to take home some one-of-a-kind prizes. By voting everyday for the Team Up With Timbaland Sweepstakes until October 22nd, the fans will have a chance to win Lenovo products and other dope tech gear, which will be given out every other week.

Timbaland and an esteemed panel of judges will review the tracks with the most votes and then narrow it down to their five (5) favorite, which will be scored on originality, creativity and star appeal. The five (5) finalists will be selected and announced on October 13th, and each contestant will have a special two week musical challenge that will be created by the evil genius Timbaland himself. The artist who crushes the competitions and demolishes the tasks will then win the ultimate prize: a once in a lifetime day-long recording session with Timbaland in Miami. It does’t get much better than that. A dream come true courtesy of Lenovo and Microsoft.

Check the calendar or important dates below, and get to submitting now. What are you waiting for?

Song Contest Entries: Aug 18th – Sept 28th, 2014

Sweepstakes Prize Entries: Aug 18th – Oct 22nd, 2014

Voting Opens: Aug 27th – Sept 28th, 2014

Five (5) Finalists Announced: Oct 13th, 2014

Contest Winner Announced: Nov 6th, 2014

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Video: Longshot – Keep Walking

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Directed by Adam J Dunn

Long takes it to the Southern Theater for the creative new clip for one of his most recent singles, “Keep Walking,” from his latest series of leaks. Walk with Longshot above. Sidebar, that mask he’s rocking is too crazy.

New EP: Dre Green – Only One

| August 18, 2014 | 2 Comments


I’ve been waiting on a full project from Dre Green since hearing “Neymar Night” late last year and today, Dre released her Only One EP via Lo Motion. The seven-track EP features production from The-Drum, Supreme Cuts, The GTW and more.

Stream Dre’s Only One EP below and if you like what you hear, be sure to cop it. Don’t snooze.

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Mick Jenkins & YC The Cynic – Keep It 100

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments


Produced by Ricky Dubs

Leak three from producer Ricky Dubs’ Señor Dubs EP is upon us. Mick Jenkins and YC The Cynic join forces over this rolling instrumental from Dubs. Some heavy content from some of the Chi’s finest. I’ll let Dub explain further.

Mick Jenkins and Yc The Cynic on the same track, what more can you ask for? Dubs’ jazzy production lays the foundation for the two Mc’s to trade bars with the “you cant tell me nothing” attitude. Mick starts the track with supreme confidence, stating that he “can teach you bout bars like the DEA” and how its hard to find another Mc that can match his lyrical abbiltity. Well, we found one. Yc The Cynic comes right off the bat with his usual ferocity and bragadocious rhymes. He also touches on the recent police brutality that we have been dealing with all summer. Instead of having the Mc’s come up with a hook, Dubs’ wanted to showcase his talents as a DJ and lay an eight bar scratch of Mick’s line “we want the real”, because these two keep it nothing but 100 the whole time.

The Señor Dubs EP finally drops on Wednesday, September 3rd. You’ve been warned three times. Don’t make it a fourth.

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Video: Chief Bias – Don’t Call Me

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Directed by YnaSouthFilms1. Produced by Rico.

New music from the Global Gangsters camp — this one comes from Chief Bias, one of the new recruits over at Act Like It Ent. Check out his new visual above.

Previously: Jo Jo Capone Signing To YMCMB?

Video: Liffy Stokes – Understand Me

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Liffy back. After a short hiatus, one third of the Speedknot Mobstaz checks back in with his new single and video for “Understand Me.” This is the first leak from his Understand Me EP, which is due out later this year. The cover for Liffy’s project can be found below. Understand that.

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