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Fly Union – TGTC (Mixtape)

July 26th, 2011 by | Hip-Hop/Rap |

 Fly Union   TGTC (Mixtape)

Fly Union out of Columbus, OH, are some of the sickest rappers to fly under the radar. Their latest mixtape, TGTC: The Great Than Club is one of the tapes you play when you’re mellowing out or driving around nodding your head. Their as smooth as butter. These guys have been getting co-signs from some serious industry heads and the mixtape also features a bunch of dope collabs including Pac Div and Dom Kennedy, yet these dudes are still far too unknown.

Download their mixtape and get in the know:

Download: Fly Union – TGTC

Follow Fly Union: Facebook/Twitter

Brody Ryan – Heartbeat

December 10th, 2010 by | Electro, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Hip-Hop/Rap, Remix |

Heartbeat cover Brody Ryan – HeartbeatBrody Ryan’s manager reached out to us a couple weeks back with the song “Heartbeat”. Here’s a write-up from his management:

Today we are excited to present to you our newest release “Brody Ryan – Heartbeat“.  If you are new to Brody’s material I really suggest you take a listen to this song because it is a complete representation of who Brody is as a artist & a person.  It blends multiple genre of music from Rock, Hip Hop, Electro & so much more compacted in one song which describes Brody’s struggles to fulfill his dreams.

Brody has rocked shows with everyone from Mike Posner, Big Sean, Chip Tha Ripper to Roxy Cottontail. We plan to soon release an EP title “New Dawn, New Day” but in the meantime we will continue working hard to deliver exceptional tracks periodically.

Heartbeat (remix) (right-click to download)

For more on Brody Ryan, check out his facebook.

Stalley – Hercules X Babblin’

December 9th, 2010 by | Hip-Hop/Rap |
stalley 300x199 Stalley – Hercules X Babblin’
Another sick Ohio rapper, Stalley is on his way to releasing his newest mixtape, Lincoln Way Nights (Intelligent Trunk Music),which Hercules is off of. With the great production of Ski Beatz, Stalley brings us intelligent lyrics, meaningful tracks, and smooth verses. Babblin’ was made for the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, so make sure to check it out.
Download ‘Hercules’
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Hidden Gem: Dame Fifty5

October 18th, 2010 by | Hidden Gem |

 Hidden Gem: Dame Fifty5Dame Fifty5 is a rapper who grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio but is now based in Los Angeles. He is still very small but will get big VERY soon. It wouldn’t surprise me to hear his music on the radio within the first quarter of 2011, he is that catchy and talented. 


Check out his songs “Make A Mill” and “Download My Brain” off his most recent mixtape, Road to Ruins, and let us know what you think!

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F6194705%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-FyAWk&secret_url=false  
Dame Fifty5 – “Make A Mill” by Before the Bigs (Wish)
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F6194741%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-t2OW6&secret_url=false  
Dame Fifty5 – “Download My Brain” by Before the Bigs (Wish)

Credit Ryan Roy of Alyve Entertainment for telling me about his future superstar. For more songs and information on Dame Fifty5, check out his facebook, twitter, and myspace pages

Hidden Gem: Tre Dash

October 6th, 2010 by | Hidden Gem |

Tre Dash In My Head Ep front large Hidden Gem: Tre DashTre Dash from Columbus, Ohio is a rapper/college student currently attending the University of Cincinnati. Back in August, he released his EP, In My Head, which is still unheard by many people.


However, this guy has good flow and catchy instrumentals in his songs. Check out two of his tracks “Go Far Away” and “This Moment” from In My Head and download the entire EP if you please!

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F5848396%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-WFcN9&secret_url=false Tre Dash – Go Far Away by Evanwish1
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F5848483%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-hPO96&secret_url=false Tre Dash – This Moment ft. Sincere & JMH by Evanwish1

Hidden Gem: QC

September 26th, 2010 by | Hidden Gem, Hip-Hop/Rap |
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QC, Quin Conaway is a sophomore at Bowling Green in Ohio. He was recently signed to Famous Music Group a label in Miami, FL. He opened for Wiz Khalifa at a concert at the university last year. Check out his twitter, youtube, and myspace.
Here are my two favorite songs, which will both be on his debut mixtape, “2000 & Quin.”
 Popular ft. Olu(Download) and High Rise(Download)
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Fplaylists%2F331303%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-yXHky&secret_url=false QC by Fab4music

Kid Cudi Discusses Man on the Moon II at Halo Release

September 14th, 2010 by | Alternative/Indie, Hip-Hop/Rap |

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The quality of the video is not the best but here is Kid Cudi talking about his upcoming sophomore album, Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, at the Halo release on Spike TV.

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Official Music Video: Chip Tha Ripper – Whoa

August 11th, 2010 by | Miscellaneous, Music Video |

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Chip Tha Ripper – Whoa from illRoots.com on Vimeo.

Kid Cudi’s Clone

July 28th, 2010 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, Miscellaneous, Music Video |

screen capture 22 Kid Cudi’s CloneCleveland, Ohio has got a rapper who is about to make to breakthrough in style. No not Kid Cudi, but Chip Tha Ripper. You may have heard of him as he has appeared in a few of Cudder’s tracks, most notably “Hyyer” off Man on the Moon: The End of Day which is available to listen and download. He has made a handful of his own songs, with his most popular one being “Feel Good.”

Check out the music video below and download the song!
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http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fbeforethebigs%2Fchip-tha-ripper-feel-good Chip Tha Ripper – Feel Good by BeforeTheBigs

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fbeforethebigs%2Fkid-cudi-ft-chip-tha-ripper-hyyer-throwed-slowed Kid Cudi ft. Chip Tha Ripper – Hyyer (Throwed & Slowed) by BeforeTheBigs


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