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TOP 5 DEAD OR ALIVE: Murs

Music is life! Hip-Hop is more than a mere profession; it’s an encompassing passion, just ask Nick “MURS” Carter. Before his passport reflected a montage of global experiences, his life has been submerged in sound. Yes, prior to orchestrating annual Hip-Hop festivals, the West coast MC, spent years working at his South Central Los Angeles,… Read more »

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Concert Review: Big K.R.I.T.

Saturday July 10th Def Jam’s newest artist Big K.R.I.T. launched a  signing celebration concert this weekend at the Spring4th Center in downtown Atlanta.  Big K.R.I.T was welcomed to the big leagues by a variety of industry affiliates including Mickey Factz and Emilio Rojas.  Performances by Nesby Phips, Young  Lyxx and HollyWeerd  generated energy from the… Read more »

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B.O.B. and Monica Perform For Troops At The Source Magazine’s Independence Day Show

This past Independence Day The Source Magazine teamed up with Lerer Media and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Marketing to honor US troops by putting on a free show at Brooklyn’s own Fort Hamilton Army Base.The concert featured performances from Atlantic Records recording artist B.O.B. and Grammy Award winning R&B singer Monica. Television host Wendy Williams… Read more »

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Estelle Darlings: #Ialmostmadeamixtape

DJ Trauma and British singer/songwriter Estelle Darlings have teamed to release a new release titled #Ialmostmadeamixtape. The 11-track compilation features brand new songs, freestyles and interludes with a variety of artists, including Nas, John Legend and Maino. The release is a teaser to Estelle’s third official album, titled All of Me.“This mixtape is soulful with… Read more »

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Tour Log: Reflection Eternal Headline Atlanta Show

Improvisation is an essential skill for any touring musician. And not just improvisation in concern to the actual music, but the ability to navigate above sound problems, venue overcrowding, internal band strife, and personal issues that can disrupt a show’s performance. Reflection Eternal showed their resolve in doing the aforementioned at their June Atlanta tour stop, where… Read more »

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Slick Pulla – Slictionary

CTE affiliate Slick Pulla is back with a brand new mixtape titled Slicktionary, featuring 17 new tracks. Slick Pulla’s latest street album features collaborations with Young Buck, Young Jeezy, Alleyboy and The Congressmen, who received national attention after Slick Pulla’s cousin/group member Queial confronted Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame during a video shoot. Producers… Read more »

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Mixtape Download: Rick Ross – The Albert Anastasia EP

Rick Ross has finally released The Albert Anastasia EP to fans. The 13-track EP features production by Lex Lugar, DJ Clark Kent, The Remedy, The Runners, Infamous and L-Don. The free release is filled with guest appearances, including Birdman, Trey Songz, John Legend, Triple C’s, Style’s P. and the highly anticipated collaboration between Rick Ross… Read more »

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TOP 5 DEAD OR ALIVE: E-40

With both of his new Revenue Retrievin albums selling like crazy across the country, E-40 seems to have again solidified his place in hip hop history with another successful independent release. As one of the few West Coast artists to no have never been “under Dr. Dre” at one point or another, E-40 continues to… Read more »

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JR Writer – “Still Standing” Mixtape

Dipset/ThundaByrd Rapper JR Writer drops his highly anticipated new mixtape “Still Standing” alongside DJ Ill Will, DJ Thoro, Big Mike & DJ Rockstar. The Harlem, New York MC loaded this mixtape with 25 tracks including almost 80 minutes worth of music. Includes features from Cassidy, Drag-On, 40 Cal, Fred Money, Fresh & Promise.  www.twitter.com/thisisJRWriter

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