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   Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Hip Hop Album Releases - June 28th

The following new releases are available from Amazon:

3 Melancholy Gypsies - Grand Caravan to the Rim of the World
Bizarre - Hannicap Circus
Capone - Chicano World, Vol. 3
Cassidy - I'm A Hustla
DMX - Here We Go Again
Greenhouse Effect - Columbus or Bust
Ladybug Mecca - Trip the Light Fantastic
Mathematics - The Problem
Royce da 5'9" - Independent's Day
S.E.V.A. - S.E.V.A.
Tony Touch - The Reggaetony Album
Twizted - Man's Myth, Vol. 1
Wendy Williams - Bring The Heat, Vol. 1
Ying Yang Twins - United State of Atlanta

For more current releases, see Hip Hop Albums.




   Monday, June 27, 2005
Guest Album Review: Mars Ill - Pro Pain

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PRO PAIN - MARS ILL on GOTEE RECORDS
Reviewed by Rahiem Shabazz

In a time when the masses are over consumed with chart-topping pop singles, along comes one to deliver a dose of real hip-hop. Armed with an unmistakable voice and cadence like no other is Manchild, one-half of Mars Ill. The Atlanta-based duo scores high on their third full-length release, "Pro Pain". The emcee/deejay duo's latest offering espouses views of consciousness that seek to awaken and revolutionize those still stuck in the bling-bling era.

Resurrecting the underground sound that hip-hop purists live and die for, is evident on cuts like Change Your Ways. Mars Ill's impervious to change and growth is shown through their 14-song selection. Manchild spits free-spirit rhymes filled with consciousness, over infectious bass-driven production stands out strongly on the lead single More. Teaming up with hometown emcee Ishues, Ben Hameen, J-Mill and Ahmad, proclaims good judgement on behalf of the duo since they all bear the same lyrical dexterity.

This album will not fly under the radar and may even draw some eyebrow raising from A&Rs not looking for the next pop chart-skewed sounding group. Any lovers of thought provoking lyrics, wordsmiths and poets will cop this album without guilt or disappointment after a sample of the first song. The new Mars Ill offering, Pro Pain is a handsome supply of unique beats and samples mixed with dynamic rhyming for your listening pleasure. This is the most lyrically and sonically pleasing release of the year, which is the reason why it is in heavy rotation on my CD drive.

Available from Amazon:
Dropping July 19th: Mars Ill - Pro Pain.




Book Review - DARKNET: Hollywood's War against the Digital Generation

If you're interested in digital music and movies, the attempts of big media companies to control your use of such material and the creative experiments by folks who just want to be able to fully own the stuff they've bought, you might find the book DARKNET: Hollywood's War against the Digital Generation of interest. If so, I've just posted a review at ProHipHop that gives my take on the book and why it's well worth reading.




   Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Lyrical Swords Westside Rebellion Mix

Over at Holla at a Scholar!!, Adisa Banjoko has dropped the Lyrical Swords Westside Rebellion Mix by DJ Relm cutting up Adisa Banjoko's Speech at Harvard, Public Enemy's "Bring the Noise" and Balance, the Bay Area Mixtape King, among other sources. The MP3 is a first taste of a CD that will go along with Adisa's next book, Lyrical Swords Vol. 2: Westside Rebellion.




   Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Today's Hip Hop Album Releases

The following new releases are available from Amazon:

Boom Bap Project - Reprogram
Boyz N da Hood - Boyz N da Hood
Canibus - Mind Control
C-Murder - Truest **** I Ever Said (Chopped & Screwed)
Ge-Ology - Ge-Ology Plays Ge-Ology
Guru - Version 7.0: The Street Scriptures
Jim-E-Mac - God Bless America
Little Brother - The Chitlin Circuit
The Lost Boyz - Forever
Master P - Ghetto Bill Gates
Method Man Presents Street Life - Street Education
Multiple Artists - The Instrumental Icons: Music of Lil Jon
Multiple Artists - Smooth Sax Tribute to Lauryn Hill
Multiple Artists - This Is Hip Hop [Box Set]
Natural Born - Bring It Back 2 the Streets
Ol' Dirty Bastard - The Definitive Ol' Dirty Bastard Story
Pistol - Drug Stories
Prime Flo - Eldorado Red
Prodigal Sunn - The Return of the Prodigal Sunn

For more current releases, see Hip Hop Albums.




   Monday, June 13, 2005
Tuesday's Hip Hop Album Releases

The following new releases are available from Amazon:

Afu-Ra - State of the Arts
Akwid & Jae-P - Kickin' It... Juntos
Akwid & Jae-P - Kickin' It... Juntos (With DVD)
Ammon Contact - New Birth
Chamillionaire & DJ Obscene - Houston We Have a Problem
DJ Craze - Miami Heat
Eric B. & Rakim - Gold (Original Remastered)
Fat Joe - All or Nothing
Multiple Artists - Crunk Roots, Vol. 4
Multiple Artists - Def Jam Recordings: #1 Spot
Multiple Artists - The Story of Chicano Rap (2 CDs & DVD)
O. G. Ron C. - F Action 40
Regg Henny - Life, Love and Confusion
Shampelli - From the Bottom to the Top Floor
Slim Thug & DJ Ideal - Bottom, Vol. 3: Chopped and Screwed by OG Ron C

For more current releases, see Hip Hop Albums.




   Friday, June 03, 2005
VIBE MusicFest in Atlanta, June 10-12

The VIBE MusicFest is happening June 10-12 in Atlanta, Georgia with 2 nights of concerts and 2 days of speakers and panels. Performers will include Kanye West, Amerie, Lauryn Hill, Big Boi, Ludacris, Faith Evans and T.I.

ProHipHop and netweed are helping promote this event.