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NEW MUSIC: Living a Lie | The Rankings Vol. 2 | Kodeeze

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Kodeeze

Now days new artist aren’t telling their story as their career grow. Kodeeze on the other hand isn’t out partying every other night, spending big bucks on clothes or other accessories he’s rapping about his current situation. Grow with him and watch his music career from the darkest to the bright the lights.

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February 15, 2012 at 3:51 PM

NEW MIXTAPE: Kodeeze | Double Parked

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Double Parked |Download|

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January 10, 2012 at 2:07 PM

NEW MUSIC: Soul Khan | “Lord Knows” (Freestyle)

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2DB

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November 16, 2011 at 2:27 PM

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NOTEABLE READ: ConquerorS of the Mixtape

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On Feb. 13, 2009, the mixtape paradigm shifted.

Aligned with Lil Wayne, the then-unsigned Drake, who’d spent the few years before releasing buzzy mixtapes (rapping over hits), unleashed his almost entirely original mixtape “So Far Gone.” He did so on his website, October’s Very Own, which quickly went into bandwidth overdrive. Reportedly, to date, there have been millions of downloads.

Drake — whose platinum debut, “Thank Me Later” (Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Republic), bowed atop the Billboard 200 the following year (July 3, 2010) — had redefined the mixtape model for the digital era. (He released three free songs through October’s Very Own as recently as last week, with second album “Take Care” due Oct. 24.) Far from its adolescent iteration, the mixtape-a compilation of music generally distributed outside of label purview-had evolved from a mere display of DJ skills to a promotional tool packed with exclusive freestyles to an actual album-before-the-album, one that could spawn chart-topping singles like “Best I Ever Had,” without labels at the helm.

In hip-hop today, free, original mixtapes have become standard. They’re offered on websites like DatPiff.com and LiveMixtapes.com, which have erased CD-peddling bootleggers from city street corners. DJs — like Doo Wop and DJ Clue — who once shouted over tracks on popular tapes like ’95 Live and Springtime Stickup, have been almost entirely weeded from the equation. And where MCs once hijacked beats from others to serve as the sonic quilt for their release, mixtapes have become a creative survival of the fittest. Rappers who dropped freestyle mixtapes can no longer show-and-prove through lyrics alone-original beat selection, artwork and overall artistry determine worthiness. The original mixtape approach has…

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November 16, 2011 at 1:32 AM

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NEW MIXTAPE: 2 Chainz “T.R.U. REALigion”

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Nov. 1st 2011, has been a day of releases. Not skipping a beat 2 Chainz drops his much hyped T.R.U. REALigion mixtape hosted by DJ Drama. This will be the determining factor for his current movement. I’m guessing no labels wanted to buy the mixtape?…

T.R.U. REALigion

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November 1, 2011 at 2:29 PM

NEW MIXTAPE: Nipsey Hussle “TMC”

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We’ve arrived! Nipsey Hussle dropped “TMC” and it couldn’t come fast enough. Glad to see new material from one of the West coast best.

The Marathon Continues

 

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November 1, 2011 at 2:15 PM

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NEW VIDEO: Mistah F.A.B. “Bring The Classics Back”

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Mistah F.A.B. drops visual for “Bring The Classics Back” and takes a shot at BET for leaving him out the Cyphers. Does he have a case?

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October 31, 2011 at 1:14 PM

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