March 11, 2015

DJ EFN Ft. Masta Ace, Thirstin Howl III, Sa-Roc & Umar Bin Hassan


Check out the latest compilation by DJ EFN - 'Power' Ft. Sa-Roc, Masta Ace, Umar Bin Hassan (The Last Poets) and Lo-Life general Thirstin Howl III. Another Time LP is available NOW on iTunes check it out and support!

*Pre-Order your special limited edition copy on Vinyl, CD or Tape before the April 14th release  -

July 30, 2014


Columbus, Ohio-bred jazz-hop producer, teacher, DJ, emcee, and Polar Entertainment head J. Rawls presents "Bills", from his forthcoming album The Legacy. Featuring a guest verse from Brooklyn rap veteran Masta Ace and produced by Bombeardo, "Bills" is the newest leak from The Legacy, set to feature Illa J, Oddisee, Wordsworth, Nottz Raw, Blueprint, JG the Juggernaut, P Blackk, Jean P, Driskill, Ms Sara D, Rashad, John Robinson, Ceezar, Lea Anderson and Keisha Soleil as well as production from Kev Brown, RASHAD, The Mighty DR, Rob Riley, Lakim and DJ O Sharp. "Bills" comes hot on the heels of the leak of "The Rest Of My Life" featuring Illa J (listen on The Legacy will be the final solo album from Rawls, the producer behind tracks for rap luminaries from Mos Def & Talib Kweli to the Beastie Boys, and to commemorate his transition he produces only one track on the album. "I had the opportunity to work with Ace years ago and when the chance came to work with him again I jumped at it," says Rawls. "Ace is one of the dopest lyricists I know. We both have the task of running labels and making sure the bills get paid. The song came together like clockwork." The Legacy drops June 10. Click here to watch the official trailer for The Legacy.
Here’s a look at the tracklist from J. Rawls, The Legacy, Out Now!

1. Alpha feat. Barb Fant
2. My People (Prod. By Rashad)
3. Bills feat. Masta Ace (Prod. By Bombeardo)
4. The Legacy feat. John Robinson, Ceezar & Lea Anderson (Prod. By Lakim)
5. Pure Love feat. Keisha Soleil (Prod. By Rob Riley)
6. Rio feat. Rashad (Prod. By Rashad)
7. One Time feat. Wordsworth (Prod. By The Mighty DR)
8. Southside feat. Ms. Sara D (Prod. By Bombeardo)
9. Mr. Cool feat. P Blackk, Jean P & Driskill (Prod. By Kev Brown)
10. Nonstop (Prod. By Rob Riley)
11. The Rest of My Life feat. Illa J (Prod. By The Mighty DR)
12. Omega feat. JG the Juggernaut (Prod. By DJ O Sharp)
13. Bonus: Best Producer on the Mic II feat. Oddissee, Nottz Raw & Blue Print (Prod. By J Rawls)


Mos Def - The Edge
Mos Def - Undeniable
Mos Def - Mathematics
Rocstagis - Spread The Love
Rocstagis - My Queen
CL Smooth - Anything For You
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - I Gotta Love (Remix)
Nitty Scott MC - The Unlearning
Nine - Ova Confident
Ancient Jewelz - Sacred Seal Ft. Hell Razah
J Rawls - Bills Ft. Masta Ace
J Rawls - The Rest Of My Life Ft. Illa J
John Robinson - Its Jay Are
Originoo Gunn Clappaz - No Fear
Willie The Kid & Bronze Nazareth - Avalon Ft. Roc Marciano
Domingo - Free ft. KRS One, Kool G Rapp, Greg Nice
Live Percenters - Childish
Graig G - Let's Get Up
Rasco & The Cali Agents - The Unassisted (Rob Swift Remix)
Buckshot - Flute Ft. Pro Era
Gods'Illa - Invisible
J Dilla - Give Em What They Want
Large Professor - The LP
Cormega - The Industry
Artifacts - Ultimate
Loot Pack - The Anthem
Black Sheep - We Can All Share

The Bum Rush Show
"Transmitting That Relevant Hip Hop Frequency"
WDCE 90.1FM Friday nights 9pm - 11pm
Rockin' Real Beats, Real Rhymes, For Real Heads...Don't Sleep!

July 29, 2014


This week's session we had the pleasure and honor to build with four promising emcees that will solidify there longevity in hip hop music.  We're talking about Masta Ace, Strickland, Punchlines & Wordsworth, together better known as eMC.  Peep the audio below.

June 10, 2014

NATIVES & BUM RUSH RADIO present.... "A Vibe Called NATIVES" Tribute to the Native Tongues crew!

After over a decade on the shelf it's time to bring back a classic style event that taps into the vibes of one of the dopest hip hop crews to ever bless the mic...

To keep the sounds proper, two of RVA's masters of the radio waves, 97.3 WRIR's Mikemetic (Middle East Coast Mecca, Sundays 11p-1a EST) and 90.1 WDCE's DJ Sayeed (The Bum Rush Show, Fridays 9-11pm ESTt) will be bringing the noise on the 1s and 2s!!!

June 21st @ Balliceaux RVA
10pm - 2am

May 23, 2014

Buckshot & P-Money - Flute (Explicit) ft. Joey Bada$$, CJ Fly of Pro Era

Yo! Hot fiyah! Buckshot bridging the hip hop generation gap with Pro Era's Joey Basa$$ & CJ Fly...simply dope son! Stay in the loop with us for updates on Buckshot and P-Money's new collaborative project "Backpack Travel" coming soon.

April 25, 2014

Melanin 9 - Colours (Prod. by Loopholes)

This joint definitely reeks of edgy 90's boom bap flavor.  Melanin 9 is a London based emcee from the group Triple Darkness whom released a mixtape in 2007 of the same name.  He will be releasing his EP "High Fedility" on May 31, 2014 on vinyl with instrumentals and the featured bonus cut "Colours" on his own Red Snow Label.

The EP will be available from

Connect with him on twitter @Melanin_9 and on his Facebook HERE 

April 23, 2014

Red Eye - Hemperor's Theme Ft. Mr. Cheeks (prod. by DJ Tray)

Fresh newness from the Floridanian emcee Red Eye accompanied by the Lost Boyz legend Mr. Cheeks with "Hemperor's Theme".  Produced by Switzerland's DJ Tray giving you  that bounce that you need for this season. Check for his upcoming mixtape Fatrick Ewing.  

Pharoahe Monch - Get Down (feat. DJ Revolution) prod. by M-Phazes

This joint is featured on a soon to be released compilation titled Unearthed on May 13th, 2014.  The lead single "Get Down" features Pharoahe Monch giving what only he can deliver and that's certified fresh lyricism.  The album also features artists such as Kool G Rap, Large Professor, The Artifacts, Blu, Sean Price, One Dae, Skillz and others alike.  The beat is produced by M-Phazes with cuts by DJ Revolution.  "Get Down" is now available through all major digital retailers.  Check the links below:

Zion I - Libations Free EP

Combining Latin horns, showtime music, and samples of scratches from '80s and '90s rap are things that not even the most diverse artists risk doing, but indie hip-hop fusion duo Zion I make it work in tracks like "Get Yours" from their second of three free EP's, entitled Libations, which was premiered by URB. Promoting unity and upliftment, the duo unveil this project as a means to change the perception of hip hop by simultaneously infusing elements of spirituality and a mix of genres including trip-hop, R&B and a bit of Latin flavor. With entrancing melodies and soul-infused synths in tracks like "Last Night" that lean more towards the R&B side, and the medieval-regal sounding intro for "Lateef's Song," every track has a different flow and vibe. The EP is a taste of the group's visual and experimental aesthetic.

Composed of rapper MC Zumbi and producer AMP LiveLibations is part two of their free EP trilogy. The duo previously released part one of the album, entitled Master of Ceremonies. In creating the first part, MC Zumbi says, "We took it back to ground zero in creating these songs. The sole purpose of the emcee is to energize, invigorate and guide the listener to a higher state of mind, whether that be reflection, relaxation or enlightenment." Switching gears, the duo explains that Libations is completely different. Zumbi explains, "This project was heavily influenced by one of my best friends passing away suddenly. His death put me in a mood to really analyze my life and how short this existence really can be. It opened my eyes and heart to both the ugliness and beauty of what we experience while alive." Hence, Libations broods with reflection and deep emotion. "To me, libation is when you honor someone by pouring out your brew before you sip, it's a sort of prayer. On this EP, I poured out some liquor for my homie, as well as my family, and myself." Aside from production by AMP Live, the EP also features production from Headnodic and newcomer Featherload, as well as features with rappers Mr Lif, Sadat X, and Opio from Souls of Mischief.

Stream and listen to Libations EP here:

Listen to The Master of Ceremonies EP here:

Croup - The Declaration feat. Supastition

German super-producer and engineer, Croup, releases the first single from his forthcoming production album, "Circles". The single entitled "The Declaration" features veteran emcee, Supastition, vowing to never compromise his sound. The longtime collaborators recently released their critically acclaimed "Honest Living" EP earlier in the year. Croup's solo project "Circles" is scheduled to be released on April 29, 2014.