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Statik Selektah f/ Royce Da 5’9” – “Crystal Clear”

Today, via a premiere with Rapradar, Statik Selektah leaked a new track, “Crystal Clear,” which features Royce Da 5’9.  “Crystal Clear” can be found on Statik’s upcoming album, Lucky 7, which will be released 7-7-15 on Showoff Records/Duck Down Music.

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Statik Selektah’s Lucky 7 features a star-studded line-up with original songs from: Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Big K.R.I.T, Royce Da 5’ 9,” Ab-Soul, Bun B, Styles P, Elle Varner, Talib Kweli, Sean Price, Bodega Bamz, Your Old Droog, Rapsody, Dave East, Mick Jenkins, Smif N Wessun, Young M.A, Buckshot, Skyzoo, A$AP Twelvyy, Kirk Knight, CJ Fly, Termanology & more. The album also features comedic interludes throughout by Hannibal Buress.

Statik’s Lucky 7 NYC album release show will take place at: Santos Party House on 7-6-15
Advance tickets are available here.

Statik Selektah f/ Royce Da 5’9

KXNG Crooked f/ Truth Ali “Ashamed” Remix [BTS Video]

KXNG Crooked f/ Truth Ali “Ashamed” Remix [BTS Video]

When the Slaughterhouse is away, the solo members will play. And with Joell running his Humans collab with Illmind, the big bad wolf of the west known as KXNG Crooked is out here with Truth Ali for Ashamed. 

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Don’t Close Your Eyes (Ashamed Remix)” was put together by producer Jonathan Hay, Mike Smith & King Tech, who decided to pay tribute to the late singer Keith Whitley who would have turned 60 years old this week. This is the mashup/remix of Keith Whitley’s 1988 single “Don’t Close Your Eyes” alongside verses from KXNG Crooked of Slaughterhouse and Truth Ali.

The official video for the “Ashamed” (Remix) will be premiered later on this month, but check out the behind the scenes video with KXNG Crooked and company that has special cameos throughout.

KXNG Crooked and Truth Ali’s “Ashamed” (Remix) will appear on The Urban Hitchcock album which will be released on 8-4-15.

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Joell Ortiz x !llmind – “Lil’ Piggies”

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Check out the official single “Lil’ Piggies“ via Joell Ortiz and !llmind, off the Human album, scheduled for release
July 17th.

Lil Piggies is about Joell addressing the other side of the music and him staying true to himself. “I’m beyond tired of all the politics, rappers with their gimmicks, and following trends,” says Joell, “Every now and again you have to remind people that it all starts and ends with rapping well. Well at least to me and my fans it does.”

iTunes Pre-Order:  Human | Official Website: http://www.waytoohuman.com/
Joell Ortiz:  Twitter | Instagram      illmind: Twitter | Instagram

GUNPLAY – “WUZHANINDOE” f/ YG w/ NOISEY [Video]

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Now, I know what you’re thinking… “There’s no way that ANYTHING affiliated with Maybach Music, aka Rick Ross could possibly be something an MCMI cat could endorse.

Welp… think again. Gunplay has been on one for real, lately. Lots of bars and bangers for cats who dig the streets and live the life. Maybach Music Group / Def Jam artist GUNPLAY takes us on a ride through Los Angeles with his label-mate YG for “Wuzhanindoe,” the lead single and video off Gunplay’s debut album Living Legend out July 31st. Video Directed by Jerome D. Give it a listen, and if you don’t dig it, screw it. Debut Album LIVING LEGEND out July 31st.

PURCHASE HERE

PH: Memorial Tribute All White Party – All-Star DJ Line Up 6/28/15 – [Brooklyn, NY]

PH Memorial Tribute All White PartyThis Sunday, June 28th 3pm-10pm

MCMI, LYRICIST LOUNGE, REAL TALK NYC, LYRICS TO GO, THE PLAGUE, TEAMHOMI, GRINDTIMENOW, QN5, EOW, BRAGGIN RITES, URL, KOTD, THE WRITTERZ BLOCK, FAT BUDDHA BAR & friends, in conjunction with THE DIAZ/OCCASIO FAMILY, presents …

Please join us for a

PH Memorial Tribute All White Party

in honor of Robert Diaz aka”PH” aka Pumpkinhead.

Special Tribute sets by

Rich Medina, Eclipse, Eli Escobar, DP One, Blowout,
GMS, JS-1, DJ Static, Butta L, Sucio Smash, Mocha Sunflower & friends

@ Littlefield
622 Degraw St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
(between 3rd & 4th Avenue / Parkslope)

Suggested donation: $10+

#RIPPH #RIP #OfficialPHTribute #RIPRobertDiaz #PH #Pumpkinhead #RIPPumpkinhead #OfficialPHMemorial

PH Memorial Friends & Family

On June 9, 2015 the world lost a valued member of the Hip Hop community, Robert Alan Diaz (September 17, 1975 – June 9, 2015), known by his stage name Pumpkinhead aka PH. We also lost a beloved friend, brother, husband, son and father.

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PH was known as the Underground King in the Hip Hop music biz and on the battle rap scene. He was a Hip Hop music purist, dedicating his life to creating, celebrating and preserving the art form. He was known to be extremely humble, supportive of dozens of movements, wanting to help anyone who he felt was also doing music that was good for the culture. In honor of his legacy we look to unite fans, friends and others to pay their respects to PH.

The theme is white clothing (*optional, of course), since we are CELEBRATING his LIFE and MUSIC, not mourning, with a splash of Orange for PH’s style.

PH BattlingPH grew up in Park Slope, one block from this venue, so the location has a special significance for family and friends. PH was such a loved figure in the community and around the world that his family was flooded with thousands of requests to come to the funeral. Unable to accommodate everyone they decided to keep the services small and relatively private. Regrettably, many people felt left out and needed a place to pay respects to PH.

The Family has love for all and PH’s mom, wife, kids, and other relatives will be in attendance to accept condolences, hugs and fond memories of your times with Robert. All  are welcome in love, respect & solidarity for our brother, MC, Event Promoter, friend & family man, the Underground King.

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This memorial event is for the community to come together, connect with friends, speak about PH’s impact on music and on our lives, watch footage of PH’s videos and his Last Interview, and raise money for the memorial fund. Food was donated by Fat Buddha Bar (212 Avenue A, nyc), which was one of PH’s favorite hang outs.

ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO PH’S FAMILY. Thank you for your continued support.

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