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Gunplay – Cops And Robbers

New mixtape from MMG’s Gunplay “Cops & Robbers”

 

 

 

 

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Fleet DJs Present DJ Benny Stixx 37 Pieces of Flair

Always going above and beyond, Fleet DJs present DJ Benny Stixx latest mixtape release 37 Pieces of Flair, hosted by S.E.A. Award winner Empress Journee. Giving you 37 of the hottest Baltimore Club Music from past present and future with tracks remixed and produced by Baltimore’s own Club Music Artist of the year Benny Stixx. Music featured from the talented artists such as Doo Dew Kidz, Mullyman, Wordsmith, Ashley T. Moore, TT The Artist, and Mike-Mike just to name a few. This mixtape is perfect for pre-gaming getting ready for the club, any house or card party, or just getting you pumped up and ready to go!!

37 Pieces of Flair can be downloaded here:
http://thatcrack.com/mixtapes/benny-stixx-hosted-by-empress-journee-37-pieces-of-flair/

37 Pieces Of Flair Mixtape Zip File (Individual MP3 Files)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/buqnjq

37 Pieces Of Flair Mixtape-80 MIN Single MP3
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Boss Chick Of The Month- Beyonce

Born September 4, 1981 in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé has become one of the most widely recognized and highly respected women in pop culture. She established herself as a founding member and front woman of Destiny’s Child and later developed into an iconic solo artist, actress, philanthropist and businesswoman.

The journey to superstardom began when Destiny’s Child was formed in Houston, Texas in 1990. Beyoncé was only 9 years old. Destiny’s Child went on to become the top-selling female recording group of all-time.

In 2001, Beyoncé became the first African-American woman and the second woman ever to take home the ASCAP PopSongwriter of the Year Award. She made chart history in 2003 when she became the first artist in 20 years, and the first female recording artist ever, to simultaneously reach #1 in the U.S and the U.K with both her debut solo album Dangerously In Love and single “Crazy In Love”, a feat accomplished by a mere handful of artists — including the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Rod Stewart, and Men At Work. Beyoncé toured America for the first time as a solo artist in 2004 in support of her #1 multi-platinum debut solo album, Dangerously In Love which earned her five Grammy Awards that year including Best Contemporary R&B Album and Best R&B Song for “Crazy In Love” featuring Jay-Z. With her five-in-one-year Grammy win, Beyoncé tied the record for the most Grammy’s to be won in a single year by a female artist.

On September 4, 2006 (September 5 in the U.S.), Beyoncé released her second solo album B’DAY to coincide with her 25th birthday. B’DAY closed out 2006 as one of the year’s most successful albums, entering the Billboard Top 200 best-selling albums chart at #1 and achieving 2006’s highest first week’s sales of any female recording act, group or solo.

On February 11, 2007, B’DAY won the Grammy for Best Contemporary R&B Album, resulting in Beyoncé’s 10th Grammy win overall and 7th win as a solo artist. In November of that year, the American Music Awards honored Beyoncé with the International Artist Award making her the first woman in AMA history and sixth artist overall to be recognized with the prestigious award. In December of 2007, Beyoncé received two more Grammy nominations for chart-topping singles from B’DAY: Record of the Year for “Irreplaceable” and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for “Beautiful Liar,” her superstar duet with Shakira. “Beautiful Liar” set the all-time record for the biggest chart jump in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 bulleting upward an unprecedented 91 slots (#94* to #3*) in a single week.

In 2007, Beyoncé embarked on the tour of the year, “The Beyoncé Experience” which showcased the international music and film star, along with her sizzling all-female band,”The SUGAMAMA’S” performing musical hits, classics, and surprises in an innovative and high-tech concert environment. November 2007 saw the release of The Beyoncé Experience LIVE!, a deluxe DVD capturing all the visual thrills and musical excitement of her spectacular world concert tour. Recorded on September 2, 2007 during Beyoncé’s performance at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, The Beyoncé Experience LIVE! DVD contains Beyoncé’s full concert performance and features a cameo from Jay-Z and the historic reunion of R&B/pop super group Destiny’s Child. The Beyoncé Experience LIVE! has been certified platinum by the RIAA.

November 18, 2008 marked the release date for the most anticipated album of the year, I AM…SASHA FIERCE. The two-disc set was a musical showcase for Beyoncé as never seen nor heard before from the artist. Each of the discs revealed a distinctly different side of her personality, character and sensibility; a forum for the yin-and-yang of her developing artistry. “I AM” displayed the intimate, heartfelt ballads while “SASHA FIERCE” boldly gave voice to Beyoncé’s up-tempo, dance-oriented other side. It was the most-talked about album of 2009, with the video for the track, “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” becoming the most-watched and most mimicked around the globe.

Beyoncé started the year 2010 with historic wins at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. Coming into the awards ceremony as the most nominated artist of the year with ten nominations, most from her worldwide #1 album, I AM…SASHA FIERCE, Beyoncé took home six Grammy’s®, setting a record for the female artist with the most wins in one single year. She has now earned 16 Grammy’s overall.

Her historic six wins include: Song of the Year “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance “Halo”, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance “At Last”, Best R&B Song “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”, Best Contemporary R&B Album I AM…SASHA FIERCE. The win for “At Last” honored her work on the Cadillac Records soundtrack for her rendition of the Etta James hit which was seen by a worldwide audience in 2009 on Inauguration night, when she performed for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at their request.

The “I AM…” World Tour in support of the critically acclaimed album opened in Canada in March 2009 and took Beyoncé to over 100 cities around the world. She performed to sold-out crowds on every continent, including her biggest live solo concert audience ever in Sặo Paulo, Brazil, where 60,000 fans attended the show on February 6, 2010 at Morumbi Stadium. Billboard Magazine named the “I AM” World Tour the #1 concert attraction of 2009. Billboard also named Beyoncé Woman of the Year in October 2009 and Top Female Artist of the Decade in December 2009.

At the end of the North American leg of the tour in August 2009, Beyoncé performed four sold-out nights at Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas. She re-worked and re-imagined her arena show as “I AM…YOURS An Intimate Performance At Wynn Las Vegas,” to fit the smaller, more intimate 1500 seat theater. The show was released as a concert DVD on November 23, 2009 featuring a biographical story telling woven between many songs and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. On Thanksgiving Night, the ABC television network aired a one-hour special of the live Vegas show. The I AM…WORLD TOUR , directed by Beyoncé for her own Parkwood Entertainment, debuted exclusively on ABC television as a 90-minute Thanksgiving Day primetime special. The DVD was released on November 26, 2010.

Beyoncé took most of 2010 off after the tremendous success of all things I AM…, the album, the tour, the TV special and the DVD. She traveled around the world and listened to different influences that inspired her latest album, 4, released on June 28, 2011. Two days before the album’s release Beyoncé made her historic debut on The Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury, performing for a crowd of 200,000.

The critically acclaimed 4 is a shape-shifting piece of musical work for Beyoncé . Opening with three platinum-plated ballads to mid-tempos, 4 sets out its vision as a radical sidestep from the era-defining club and pop hits of Destiny’s Child. For the first half of the album, before she jumps off into the street-smart 90s NewJack bounce of “Party”, a collaboration with Kanye West and Andre 3000, you might even call it her rock record. Touring the world along with her husband, Jay-Z and his entourage in 2010 had opened her up to the possibilities of new genres and the magnitude of the festival experience. She had started looking beyond stadiums, watching Linkin Park and Muse and Rage Against The Machine whip up their adoring fans in different ways than pop music intuits. She liked what she saw. Beyoncé started thinking about the possibility of re-writing her place in musical history. 4is bold, experimental and showcases Beyoncé’s formidable, flawless voice to perfection on some impressive ballads, including “1+1,” “I Care,” and “I Was Here.” The bolder side of 4 include “Countdown,” “Love On Top,” and the album’s debut single, “Run The World (Girls).”

In August 2011, Beyoncé performed the album 4 to an intimate audience over four nights at New York’s famed Roseland Ballroom. The “Live At Roseland” DVD, also directed by Beyoncé, was released on November 21, 2011.

Check out your first listen of Destiny’s Child‘s brand new track “Nuclear”!

The song is off the group’s new album Love Songs, which is set to debut later this month. The ladies are also set to reunite to perform the song during Beyonce‘s set at the upcoming Super Bowl in February. We are so excited to see them back!

“I am so proud to announce the first original Destiny’s Child music in eight years!” Beyonce wrote on her Tumblr page.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Destiny’s Child’s song “Nuclear”?

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Straight Official Shines The Spotlight On Katie Thompson

Singer/songwriter Katie Thompson released her debut album Tall Poppy in 2009. Since then her career has flourished under the bright lights of the international music funding site Sellaband making her one of the fastest-ever artists to reach the $US50000 level needed to record and release an album – and all contributed by people who love her music.

The new album is Impossible with the first single Good As Gold released January 2011. Produced in the UK at Modern World Studios by renowned British producer Greg Haver the album is a treasure-trove of rare and beautiful songs which blend elements of pop folk and country.

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[Indie] Straight Official Shines The Spotlight On DraMatik

Hailing from the City of Lawrence Ma A.K.A Law-Town DraMatik’s life journey has developed his unique dramaturgic style. As a kid Andres Gonzalez grew up in the Philadelphia and New Jersey projects. Most of his time was spent getting into trouble and beefing with his three older sisters. One of whom was a DJ which exposed DraMatik to music at young age. He learned to appreciate everything from Rock Roll to Mo-Town. Eventually it was his mothers fleeing from an abusive relationship that forced her to bring DraMa to Lawrence.

Coming up in the golden age of Hip-Hop DraMatik was first enticed to the scene by such great artist as KRS-One Chuck D and EPMD. An interest in writing poetry soon evolved into flowing. While banging on the streets DraMatik ended up in the hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest. Faced with the fact that his own young son could become just another ghetto bastard he had the motivation to make the right change and focus on music as an nate choice to street violence.

The evolution from Andres to DraMatik began when he met great local artists Scientifik (R.I.P) Edo OG and Krumb Snatcha who inspired him to work hard and make his own mark on the game. Joining the group Missing Elements was relevant to his development as an artist but when the group disbanded he was left to his own devices. A few battles generated some buzz in the underground and caught the ear of Krumb Snatcha. He was offered a spot on the W.O.L.V.E.S. (Warriors Organizing Lives Values Escaping Struggle) label where he met Itchy Finga the W.O.L.V.E.S. lieutenant who with the help of K.S. enhanced the unique DraMatik Style we’ve come to know. Now we unleash upon you the style and story that is DraMatik.

You can see DraMatik in action with his videos for Streetlife All Eyes on Her Do You Remember Solitude and Walk with Me at www.myspace.com/DraMatik He also debuted his directorial skills in Krumb Snatcha’s video The East is Back. www.youtube.com/dramawolf

DraMatik was recently nominated best Hip-Hop Act of 2009 by the Boston Music Awards. DraMatik’s flow has been featured on 94.5 G-Spins The Launch Pad 88.9 at Nite WERS and various mix tapes world wide. DraMatik is the 1 Hip-Hop artist on indie charts: www.indiecharts.com/dramatik He’s a seasoned entertainer having opened up for such acts as Method Man Gang Starr Wu-Tang Clan CappaDonna RoccaFella- FreeWay Teara Marie Memphis Bleek G-Unit- Tony Yayo Loyd Banks Big Shug Styles P Terro Squad- Tony Sunshine Prospect Onyx Cuban Link and many more!

DraMatik recently fused an unlikely masterpiece of acoustic guitar folk hip hop beats and urban lyrics with his latest project The Swell Season Hip Hop (www.myspace.com/theswellseasons)which was inspired by the award winning movie Once. This Project is out now so pick it up.

He continues to stay on his grind with several projects in the works such as The X-Periment a GC Classics collaboration (www.myspace.com/shitontheindustry). A new Brother Hood of the Wolf hosted by Statik Selectah and a ground breaking project sure to leave its mark with Blaze Infamous called The Re-Animators which takes music’s greatest hits from all genres and imbibes it with hip hop flavor for the new millennium and finally the highly anticipated solo StreetAlbum DraMa of Life.

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