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Steady Bloggin/T.R.O.Y. x Ras Beats Giveaway

Monday, September 19th, 2016
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A few weeks ago we posted on T.R.O.Y. about the Ras Beats project Control Your Own. It features Roc Marciano, O.C., Elzhi , A.G. (D.I.T.C.), Rasheed Chappell, Blacastan (A.O.T.P.), Breeze Brewin and many more.  Ras Beats runs his own independent record label, WorldWyde Recordings. Playing patronage to favorites like Large Professor, Pete Rock, and Marley Marl, Ras Beats has put out an exemplary New York underground record. If you love classic beats and throwbacks to the golden era, this album is a must.

 

Many of you asked about about the giveaway so, here we go…

 

If you would like to receive Control Your Own for FREE, simply follow us on Instagram @Philaflava . We will be selecting from new followers starting from 9/19 – 9/24. 5 random winners will receive the new album for absolutely FREE. For those already following, you can still win too. A post will be made this Friday (9/23) on our Instagram regarding this contest. Simply like it– that’s all. We will be selecting random likes on that day and the winners  will receive a copy Control Your Own for free. Easy ain’t it? Good luck and don’t forget to support real hip-hop. –Philaflava

 

 

1.Control Your Own                                                                          
2.Wit No Pressure Feat. Roc Marciano
3.Study Feat. Blacastan & Rasheed Chappell
4.Shoebox Feat. JBiz
5.Let It Be Feat. Masta Ace
6.Front Line Feat. Fev
7.Knowledge Of Self Feat. O.C. & Elzhi
8.Anticipation Feat. Kool Sphere
9.Queens
10.Survive Feat. Sadat X
11.Bust The Science Feat. Sureshot La Rock
12.Against The Wall Feat. Sub-Con & Breeze Brewin
13.God Bless Feat. JBiz & A.G.
14.Hero

MIXTAPE: White Gzus – Stackin N Mackin Vol. 3

Monday, August 17th, 2015
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Volume 2 is one of my favorite mixtapes of the year and I’m still undecided if Volume 3 tops it (it’s very much a contender). 3 may have the edge by sounding more polished. It feels almost like an album, more focused and better executed than the last installment. Granted, this is a more of an instinctive call than a proper assessment. But listen to the sequence of tracks 11-14 on here (my favorite part), and consider that stretch in the context of this mixtape series as a process of refinement for the group’s aesthetic and sound. This is where they really get their optimal configuration just right.
 

 
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Huntsville Alabama: Rocket City (Mixtape, 2009)

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
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Since we got some new music from 3 Huntsville alums today, and we’re headed into the long weekend, seems like a good occasion to dust off this old gem put together by the esteemed Traps N’ Trunks crew. This is a great time capsule of the Hunstville scene at the time, tons of talented artists on here – G-Side and ST 2 Lettaz solo, Mr Marcellus, Jackie Chain, Kristmas, PT with his group Untamed, several members of the PRGz, etc etc… The sound leans toward trap but this was a multifaceted scene, so country rap tunes and space age excursions on 26″ rims crop up as well. As good a place to start as any if you’re not familiar with this city’s fertile rap history.
 

 

COMPILATION: Main Attrakionz – L​.​S​.​D. O​.​G. (Loosies in the Sky with the Diamonds Of God)

Thursday, June 11th, 2015
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Main Attrakionz logged at least 50 releases between 2009-2012, if you count both group and solo projects. The number goes up to about 80 if you count collaborations and related Green Ova material. If you extend the date period to 2015, their upcoming 808s and Dark Grapes III album might just be somewhere around their 100th. That’s a whole shitload of music, and incredibly that’s actually not all of it. There were also innumerable loosies.

A lot of these random unattached tracks came out between late 2010 and 2012, arguably the peak period for the group in terms of both quality and popularity. Some were purposeful high-profile collaborations with other noteworthy rising rappers and producers of the era, the rest were likely just fortuitous byproducts of hyperactive creativity. A whole lot of them were really really good. Unfortunately, because the internet moves at such a rapid pace, many were quickly forgotten.

I’ve always thought it was a shame to just let all these gems fade away from memory. So with the anticipation of the new album in mind, I’ve decided to compile my favorite loosies from that time. Enjoy!

Cover by Jah Turner
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ETHEREAL – I Think I’m On Fire (Album)

Friday, June 5th, 2015
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A new addition to the exponentially growing Awful catalog. This one is slung back leisurely, paced to soundtrack heat as it shimmers over hot concrete on a 100 degree day. Many of the usual Awful suspects pop up on features, along with some new faces. A lot of good Easter eggs for fans of 90s rap on here too, my favorite being the DMX interpolation on ‘Games’.
 

Main Attrakionz – Dip (Prod By Friendzone)

Friday, June 5th, 2015
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Wherein there is a new song from 808s III and Mondre wears and inception-like tshirt.