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“For Namesake” New Ablum from @ItsNameTag

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For Namesake is the latest project released from acclaimed Detroit artist NameTag & his producer Nameless. This release form he Motor City duo is nothing short of Extraordinary and refreshing, breathing new life back into the rap game while paying homage to the groundwork that many legends in the game laid. The combination of cleaver wordplay & heavy punchline fueled rhymes from NameTag, and eclectic hard hitting beats from producer Nameless, this entire project elevates itself from rap album to an addictive head nodding and true to form Hip Hop  experience.

In the area of features NameTag was not shy about calling in some true next level talent with appearances from a couple Detroit legends, Miz Korona who is feature on ” Reaction”, Guilty Simpson on “Raw, Dirty, Filth”. and his blood cousin Black Milk on “OxyMoron.” With serious features such as this Nametag does more than hold his own he skillfully matches bar for bar & makes his presence felt. He also enlisted the lyrical prowess of his younger cousin and fellow up and coming Detroit artist M.A.H.D on the songs “Notchos” & one of the first singles from the album titled “HookLess”, where these two effortless assault the beat with viscous lyrical punches essentially letting other artist in the game know that they are hear to make a statement. He lastly called on young Detroit Vocalist Chell to help lay the smooth melodies over the “Teacher”  where Nametag gives a deep introspective tale of loosing his mother to breast cancer and his trained relationship with his father who battles drug addiction, ultimately resulting in a deep heartfelt song that is sure to touch the souls of those who listen.

Overall this project is highly refreshing, innovative, and is a much needed fresh change of pace to true fans of Great Hip Hop Music that is sure to easily  become and instant favorite with many listeners as it has to me. You can find any and all artist information about Nametag on his website http://www.itsnametag.com  and check out one  of his latest video resales below, “HookLess” Ft. M.A.H.D

“HookLess” Ft. M.A.H.D

“Campaign Trail 2” – NEW RELEASE BY @PaulyBronson

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Detroit artist Pauly Bronson continues to hit the campaign trail with his upcoming release “Campaign Trail 2: The Primaries” set to drop January 15th, 2013. Campaign Trail 2 is a follow up to Pauly’s last EP “The Campaign Trail”, and after reaching out to Pauly & getting a preview of a few tracks I can say I was impressed and I feel  that this is set to be some of his best work yet. With lead singles off the project “I’m on my way” & “Get Ya money up” Pauly seems to be ready to make a statement with this project and he is definitely campaigning for more than just a few Votes. I am definitely anxious to hear the rest of the album as soon it debuts on January 15th, and I will be one of the first to post the Link to his music page where you can download and help support underground talent. Below are the links to Pauly Bronson’s current music catalog where you can download all of his previous music FOR FREE!!!

American Civil War…….2012!!!

So a very good friend of mine called me today with some news that was absurdly unbelievable to say the least. My friend told me that he came across an article that detailed a series of petitions  circulating through several states in the U.S where people are actually trying to have their sates secede  from the continental United States.  Now even though in this day and age this a sheer impossibility and will most likely never happen, these petitions have still been signed by ten’s of thousands of people. For example in the State of Louisiana where the idea orientated, there have been over 13,500 signatures, and in Texas there is currently over 19,000 signatures.  In total there are currently 19 different states with these same types of petitions floating around that are actually gaining steam and headway as far as notoriety and support.

Now to put things back in perspective, a peaceful secession form the union granted by the Oabama administration is NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN now how many signatures these petitions have. However it begs the questions as to what could possibly be so wrong with this country that so many thousands of people are willing to spend the mental and physical energy into such a ludicrous idea that they actually feel so strongly about that they convince tens of thousands of other people to do get behind the same idea? Are things that bad in America where 19,000 Texans actually want to secede the union in 2012? If this is any indication of where this country is headed then I am truly vexed, ashamed, and appalled.  I am going to follow this particular story very closely to see how it develops and I will keep everyone updated as much as possible. I have seen quite a few things in my lifetime but I have never seen or heard of anything like this.  Below is an article on info wars with more information and a complete list of all 19 states involved and the number of signatures each state’s petition has so far.

http://www.infowars.com/obama-reelection-spurs-wave-of-states-petitions-to-secede/

1. Louisiana, 13,426

2. Texas, 18,012

3. Florida, 4,987

4. Alabama, 5,156

5. North Carolina, 4,623

6. Kentucky, 3,929

7. Mississippi, 3,849;

8. Indiana, 3,876;

9. North Dakota, 2,998

10. Montana, 3,378

11. Colorado, 3,746

12. Oregon, 3,230

13. New Jersey, 2,960

14. New York, 3,425

15. South Carolina, 3,193, 2,087

16. Arkansas, 1,537

17. Georgia, 3,912, 2,604

18. Missouri, 2,085, 2,781

19. Tennessee 3,656

20. Michigan 3,230

New @313Phresh Release: “The Album with No Name EP”

“The Album with No Name EP” is the latest release from Detroit artist 313Phresh and this is definitely one of his best and most complete releases to date. This EP show’s 313 Phresh’s evolution as an artist and producer with heavy and hard hitting lyrics and song topics, along with melodious samples and 808 bass heavy lyrics. The album is riddled with songs that display the essence of pure Barz and any true hip hop or music fan can catch the rhythmic vibes and appreciate the clever wordplay.  The album features a variety of songs that will appeal to any listener and is sure to catch the ear please the senses. With this album Phresh wanted his growth as an artist to be displayed so there are not to many features on this Album outside of two collaborative efforts “Black America” and “The Hit” featuring yours truly(TrueSpeech). “Black America”  is a song where Phresh and I give real and in depth look at how it truly is growing up as young black men in America and the struggles of trying to find a better life and  progress.”The hit” is a melodic and bass heavy anthem where Phresh and I trade vicious BARZ and make a  call out to MC’s to step their verbal game up. Overall “The Album with No Name EP”  is a must have for all music lovers and Hip Hop fans and it one album that no one can do without.  The link to download the Album is below and be sure to checkout www.familygrind.com for all the latest news, updates, performance schedules, music info regarding 313Phresh, TrueSpeech, and the entire FGE team.

“The Album with No Name EP”: http://shop.familygrind.com/album/the-album-with-no-name-ep

The Game fights 40 Clocc

So big Bad 40 Glocc, the “Notorious” LA gang member who was reportedly behind the robbery of Lil Wayne and Plies where he showed up to the locations of these rappers video shoots with 40+ gang members brandishing weapons and “Robbed” the rappers, was a victim of his own smack talk when LA rapper the Game ran into him a Hollywood Hills pool party. $0 Gloc was spewing much heat and venom on his twitter page where he supposedly made a fake page with The Game’s oldest son as the twitter AVI and began to send malicious tweets from the page tagging the Game in the tweets. Game ran into 40 Glocc at an upscale party and well…the video speaks for itself. Just goes to show you that you can talk about being a gangsta until a real gangsta shows up.