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DJ R TO DA IZZA Chronic Break: 4.20

DJ R to Da IZZA is back with a mix to keep you relaxed and happy on this Lazy April 20th Sunday afternoon. Partake in your favorite vice, sit back and relax for an hour and enjoy. Even if you don’t partake in the 4.20 festivities you will still enjoy the display of musical versatility and skills presented on this mixtape.

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Hailing from the one of the nation’s most soulful cities,
Philadelphia, Pa., Raheem “DJ R to Da IZZA” Palmer has emerged as one
of the area’s top DJ’s. With a vast musical knowledge, his sets
include an eclectic blend of Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, Old School, Reggae,
Club, and Top 40 hits. As a self-taught DJ who began at the age of 17,
DJ R to Da IZZA was heavily influenced by DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Kid Capri
DJ Clue, DJ Scratch, and Cosmic Strictly Skillz Kev, not only because
of their musical prowess but because of their industry dominance. At
17, he started gaining respect in the streets for releasing mixtapes
with exclusives industry heavyweights while still breaking new
underground artist. R to Da’s passion continued throughout his tenure
at the University of Pennsylvania, where he later earned a Bachelor of
Science degree from the Wharton School of Business. As a Penn
student, R to Da solidified himself as the go-to DJ for university
events in the area and expanded his network. As such, R to Da began
building a name for himself within the Philadelphia area and beyond,
successfully rocking crowds at various night clubs and colleges in New
York, New Jersey, Delaware, and the nation’s capital. With 
residencies at many of Philadelphia’s hottest night clubs, DJ R to Da
IZZA has spun events featuring and/or opening for celebrities such as
Diddy, Jamie Foxx, Ludacris, Gym Class Heroes, Jermaine Dupri, Kid
Capri, QuestLove, J cole & more. R to Da’s work ethic has become a
full-time grind, with expanded technical skills, robust musical
selection and a formidable stage presence.


Meek Mill & Omelly – 2014 HHS1987 Freestyle (Video)

Here is HHS1987′s exclusive freestyle with MMG lieutenant and Dreamchasers general, Meek Mill. On the corner of 21st and Berks, Meek Mill spit over ten minutes of never before heard raps for the HHS1987 cameras. With the audio being played from his vehicle, Meek Mill is giving fans that classic Philly rap. Meek Mill shares the camera with Omelly who spits bars for the camera as well. Not for the haters, this is for motivational use only as Dreamchasers’ Takbar would say. Be on the lookout for Meek Mill, Omelly, Coon, & Takbar exclusive HHS1987 interview coming soon. This video was shot by HHS1987′s Rick Dange.

Dreams Worth More Than Money is coming soon!!!

Prince – The Breakdown

Less than 24 hours after announcing his rekindled partnership with Warner Bros. Records, Prince released a new single titled “The Breakdown.” Under the new partnership, Prince has promised a new album, the release of previously unheard material and remastered content, including a deluxe version of his soundtrack album “Purple Rain” for its 30th anniversary. Listen to “The Breakdown” over at iTunes or above.


Gucci Mane and Young Thug “Young Thugga Mane La Flare” Mixtape

Gucci Mane and Young Thug have finally released their collaborative mixtape Young Thugga Mane La Flare.

The 13-track project features contributions from both Gucci and Thug on each selection, as well as Takeoff (of Migos) and PeeWee Longway. 

Download Young Thugga Mane La Flare below, and stay tuned for more.


GoGo Morrow Friends & Lovers Tour Philly, Baltimore, & DC Run

GoGo Morrow has accompanied Marsha Ambrosius on multiple dates of the latter’s Friends & Lovers Tour. The dynamic performer has wowed concertgoers at Philly’s TLA, Washington, D.C.’s Howard Theatre, and Baltimore’s Baltimore Soundstage with her captivating performances and stage presence. Her single, “Private Dancer”, has been a crowd favorite at all the venues GoGo has graced during her time on the tour.


Major Lazer featuring Pharrell – Aerosol

Diplo and Major Lazer release a new video for a track from their upcoming album Apocalypse Soon EP.   The track comes featuring Pharrell on a new single titled “Aerosol.” Based on the song’s title, the Kyle dePinna-directed clip is a clever melange of a lyric video and an actual music video. Definitely something worth you while, so hit up the play button up top.


Artist : Mike Giant
Director : Kyle dePinna
Assistant Director : Sean Dwyer
Editor : Kyle dePinna
Postprod & SFX : Abel14


The Forbes Five: Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists 2014

Forbes once again gives us a list of the wealthiest artists in Hip-Hop and it has quite a few familiar faces.

This year, the top-five list of wealthiest hip-hop artists known as the “Forbes Five” includes Diddy ($700 million), Dr. Dre ($550 million), Jay Z ($500 million – see more about Jay Z and Made in America in 2 cities here), Birdman ($160 million), and 50 Cent at number five ($140 million).

Back in 2007, Sean “Diddy” Combs teamed with Jay Z and 50 Cent to create a song titled “I Get Money: Forbes 1-2-3 Billion Dollar Remix.” Less than a decade later, it looks like this was quite a premonition as these rappers are closing in on ten-figure fortunes.

Forbes calculates each rapper’s wealth using the same standards they use for calculating the wealth of the world’s billionaires and each fortune is “estimated.” The methodology for determing estimated wealth includes examining “past earnings,” the value of “current holdings,” “financial documents,” and speak to “analysts, attorneys, managers, other industry players, and even some of the moguls themselves.” You can check out the article here.



“The Boondocks” Mixtape available Featuring Killer Mike, the Alchemist, Lil Herb, Troy Ave, More

 “The Boondocks” will return following a multi-year hiatus on April 21. Here we have the full mixtape for the show below which features appearances from Smoke DZA, Lil Herb, Chevy Woods, Problem, Roscoe Dash, Two 9, Skeme, and more. It’s hosted by DJ Drama, Don Cannon, and Trendsetter Sense. Listen to the mixtape below:

The Boondocks Mixtape:

01 Killer Mike: “Boonies” (produced by The Alchemist)
02 Troy Ave: “Blanco” (produced by DJ Uneek)
03 Two-9: “Fat Toney” [ft. Reese] (produced by Chuck Inglish)
04 Earthgang: “Pascals” (produced by Unique Weirdooo)
05 Wara: “Slangin” (produced by Wara)
06 Chevy Woods: “Know Shit” [ft. Roscoe Dash] (produced by Roscoe Dash)
07 Reese: “Rileys Theme” (produced by Slade Da Monsta)
08 Anik Khan: “Stunt 101″ (produced by Mr Incredible)
09 Skeme: “Paint A Picture” (produced by Sean Momberger)
10 Michael Christmas: “Sometimes” (produced by Teddy Roxpin)
11 Jon Connor: “The City” (produced by DJ Khalil)
12 Charlie Red: “Greengreed” (produced by Charlie Red)
13 Lil Herb: “Whatchu Get” (produced by J Herd)
14 Childish Major: “Same Ole Sh*t” [ft. Smoke DZA & Matik Estada] (produced by Childish Major)
15 Sean Falyon: “Famous” (produced by Bah)
16 Tuki Carter: “Talkin Now” (produced by The Flush)
17 Problem: “Keep It Real” [ft. Badd Lucc & Casha] (produced by Los)
18 M Pulse: “Ed Wuncler” (produced by Keef Boyd & Lyle Leduff)


Mad Decent Block Party 2014 Mixtape

The Mad Decent’s Block Party is coming and is now hitting many more cities than ever.   Here we have a chance to preview the official Mad Decent Block Party 2014 Mixtape via a BitTorrent bundle that includes video and art as well as music. The mix includes premieres of new remixes of Diplo‘s “Biggie Bounce” and “Boy Oh Boy” as well as new jams from Sleigh BellsKeys N KratesDillon Francis and more. Stream/download below via BitTorrent. Tickets are on sale now for Mad Decent so get tickets here.

MDBP X BitTorrent Bundle
01 Diplo: Revolution [Music Video]
02 Dillon Francis & DJ Snake: “Get Low” [Music Video]
03 Tickets to MDBP14 [Web]
04 RiFF RAFF: “Dolce & Gabbana (Carnage VIP Edit) [Audio]
05 Diplo: “Biggie Bounce (Tony Romera Remix feat. Angger Dimas & Travis Porter)” [Audio]
06 Diplo & GTA: “Boy Oh Boy (Thugli Remix)” [Audio]
07 Mad Decent Block Party City Characters [Art]
08 Flosstradamus Desktop Icons [Art]
09 Big Gigantic: “Touch the Sky” [Audio]
10 Keys N Krates: “All The Time (Tove Lo Flip)” [Audio]
11 Sleigh Bells: “Demons (Diplo Remix)” [Audio]
12 Trippy Turtle: “Poison” [Audio]
13 Paper Diamond & Loudpvck: “Wylin” [Audio]
14 Major Lazer: “Lose Yourself (feat. Moska & RDX)” [Music Video]
15 Run The Jewels: “Run The Jewels” [Music Video]
16 LIZ: “All Them Boys” [Audio]
17 DJ Sega: “BSB (Booyah Stupid Bitch)” [Audio]
18 Claude VonStroke: “Lay It Down Re-Smoked (Ballast Remix feat. DJ Nehpets)” [Audio]
19 STRFKR “While I’m Alive” [Audio]
20 Free MDP Sticker [Discount]
21 Mad Decent Block Party Trailer [Video]
22 Wave Racer: “Streamers” [Audio]
23 Grandtheft & Thugli: “Heavy Hitterz” [Audio]
24 GRIZ: “Hard Times” [Audio]
25 MDBP 2014 Playlist [Web]


The Roots unveil “And Then You Shoot Your Cousin” album artwork

The Roots release the artwork for their upcoming album  …and then you shoot your cousin, which will arrive via Def Jam on May 13th. The cover for the album features a mixed media collage entitled “Pittsburgh Memory” by late New York artist Romare Bearden.

Black Thought has told XXL that the piece will follow a similar conceptual approach like their 2011 offering undun.

“It’s another concept album in the spirit of undun. but it’s not just about just one kind of character, we create quite a few different characters in this record. It’s satire, but in that satire it’s an analysis of some of the stereotypes perpetuated in not only the hip-hop community, but in the community. I don’t know if that makes any sense.”

Listen to the single from the album “When the People Cheer” here.

The Roots have also unveiled the album’s various deluxe bundles and packages. In addition to the album on CD, mp3, or vinyl, other goodies include t-shirts, signed posters, and photo booklets, among others. Pre-orders are now ongoing.


Nas – Illmatic XX (Album Stream)

Nas releases IllmaticXX today to mark the 20th anniversary edition of his 1994 debut classic, Illmatic. The re-release of the album includes exclusive remixes and the 10 original songs from the album. The album is available now through iTunes. Listen to the new tracks from the album below:

1. “I’m A Villain” (Unreleased)
2. “The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show on WKCR October 28, 1993″ (Unreleased Freestyle)
3. “Halftime” (Butcher Remix)
4. “It Ain’t Hard To Tell” (Remix)
5. “One Love” (LG Main Mix)
6. “Life’s A Bitch” (Arsenal Mix)
7. “One Love” (One L Main Mix)
8. “The World Is Yours” (Tip Mix)
9. “It Ain’t Hard To Tell” (The Stink Mix)
10. “It Ain’t Hard To Tell” (The Laidback Remix)