Sunday, 16 September 2018

NEW MUSIC: Tragedy Khadafi ft Havoc and BDvine - Stacked Aces


On 9-28-2018, the legendary Tragedy Khadafi returns with a new project, The Builders, and today, he releases the first single, “Stacked Aces,” featuring his QB brethren Havoc and B.Dvine.

With a career that started all the way back in 1985, Tragedy is indeed considered one of the founders of NY hip hop having played a critical role in the discovery of artists such as Mobb Deep, Cormega, Capone-N-Noreaga and more!

Stream the track below and purchase it HERE




His early work such as his debut, Intelligent Hoodlum, (which was produced by Marley marl and Large Professor) and his sophomore effort, Tragedy, were brilliant projects which spawned and greatly influenced the QB artists that would eventually rise to prominence; Cormega, Mobb Deep, Nas and Capone N Noreaga (some of which he played an integral role in not only their ascension, but also as a key contributor to their sound.

Trag’s third album, Against All Odds, was scheduled for release in 1999, but conflict with his label stalled the release; though it was finally released in 2001, Stints of incarceration stalled his artistic output until he released Blood Ballads and Thug Matrix in 2006; all of which were met with overwhelming press reception. Shortly after those releases, Tragedy was once again sentenced to four years in prison and eventually released in 2010. His critically acclaimed documentary, Tragedy: The Story Of Queensbridge vividly details his life and struggles; born into extreme poverty and drug infested upbringing.


Monday, 27 August 2018

New links: CUBAN PETE - RENAISSANCE MAN - Mixtape stream/download


The Renaissance Man mixtape has been doing great and is now available at the main online stores/apps. And still at www.c75live.com of course.
You can stream, download, and add it to your playlists at:
Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal, Apple Music/iTunes, and Deezer. It will also be available soon on iHeart Radio and Pandora.


The title takes its name from Cuban's first interview proper by DJ Iceman for Rhyme Junkie but may also have been subconsciously influenced by Hell Razah (who did a project called Renaissance Child), the head of GGO of which Cuban is part of. Which is how Razah came to do the intro for the project.

Some people have already referred to it as AOTY so take a listen and decide for yourself. Whatever you think of it there is no denying it's a strong project with no skipping.


Each track has separate artwork (included in the download from the C75 Live bandcamp site only) so that each artist and track gets the shine it deserves.

Physicals are available on CD and are limited edition with only 75 being produced.




Stream the project below and download/order physicals HERE:




Watch the first video that was done for the project 'Spoils Of War' below:





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New Music: Jabbo Tha Macnificent - Jabbo & His Macnificent Friends Vol 2 - Stream/Download


After the success of Vol 1 Change The Currency presents the second volume of Jabbo And His Macnificent Friends
Once again Jabbo hooks up with some of his friends to deliver a non stop banger of an album.

Stream below and download HERE
 


Stream and download Vol 1 HERE or HERE


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Saturday, 18 August 2018

DJ Flipcyide presents INDIE HEAT Vol 30 Almost Showtime - Stream



Artwork by C75Designs.com










Stream Indie Heat Vol30 below:





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Friday, 17 August 2018

New Music: Jabbo Tha Macnificent - Jabbo & His Macnificent Friends - Stream/Download

Change The Currency presents the first volume of Jabbo And His Macnificent Friends which sees Nashville MC Jabbo Tha Macnificent teaming up with a powerhouse of MCs.

You can catch C75 Live's Cuban Pete on the last track 'Workin', rounding off the whole project.

Stream below and download HERE or HERE




Check out the video for Rockstar below:




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Thursday, 16 August 2018

New Music: OneMike - 5-2-11 - OUT NOW!

T.E.S.T. Squad head OneMike drops his latest project 5-2-11.
The 5 track ep is nothing but that hardcore shit you've come to expect and bangs from start to finish.

Mike is coming for heads on this one!

Get it on iTunes, Tidal, Amazon, Spotify, Google Play, and more.




Stream the title track below to get a taste:



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Monday, 6 August 2018

New Video: Cuban Pete - Dueling Mics prod Skinny Bonez Tha Godfatha - WATCH

https://c75live.bandcamp.com/album/renaissance-man
Cuban Pete drops the latest track off his Renaissance Man mixtape
Dueling Mics was produced by The Lost Children Of Babylon producer Skinny Bonez Tha Godfatha.

The track is about overcoming the fear of performing live and not just being a 'Facebook rapper'.

Peep the video below and get the whole mixtape HERE






Skinny Bonez Tha Godfatha 
Lost Children Of Babylon 


Thursday, 2 August 2018

New Music: D.Original Mr.Blue - The God Of The Matrix - OUT NOW!



Official Gorilla Army General D.Original Mr.Blue offers up his 21st project since 1999.

Guest artists include the legendary Pryme Prolifik aswell as fellow Gorilla Army and C75 Live members such as Cuban Pete, OneMike, Dingdo, Blend, and Biggs.


The project is only available in hardcopy CD and not digital, bucking the trend in favour of  tapping in to his hardcore fans.

BUY IT HERE

Artwork is of course done by Cuban Pete for C75 Designs.


Tracklist: 

Intro
Dropping Gemz ft. Blend
Potent Flow ft. Pryme Prolifik
Original Rap
The Most Real ft. OneMike
ILL Lyricist ft. Dingdo
Respect Mine ft. Cuban Pete
Roc Ya ft. Biggs
Gorilla Cypha ft. Cuban Pete, Dingdo, OneMike, Ramrod Da Brain, Blend, & Biggs
Dusk Til Dawn



All beats by D.Original Mr.Blue For 6 Seedz Production
Mixed and Mastered by Blend For Boondox Saint Recordings
All Cuts by DJ Creative
Artwork by Cuban Pete at C75Designs.com

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Check out the free project 'The Miracle' that Mr Blue dropped recently on Datpiff

http://www.datpiff.com/DOriginal-MrBlue-The-Miracle-mixtape.876951.html
 
then come back and get yourself up on the new new!!!


Tuesday, 24 July 2018

NARC. Magazine posts Renaissance Man breakdown by Cuban Pete

http://narcmagazine.com/feature-renaissance-man-more-than-a-mixtape-a-track-by-track-walk-through-by-cuban-pete/

NARC. Magazine reports on artists local to the North East of England and is available in hard copy and online.
Recently a track by track breakdown of his Renaissance Man mixtape by Cuban Pete was posted to their website.

In the article Cuban goes through each of the 21 tracks on the mixtape breaking down the intentions of the tracks, who worked on them, and his relationships to them.

It's an interesting read that shows how organic the project is in the way it came together, as opposed to artists that just throw money out for features and beats to get known.

Check out the article HERE

And stream/download/order physicals of the Renaissance Man mixtape HERE


Don't forget there are hard copies available on CD,
limited to 75 copies so be quick!

Cuban Pete holding the review copy that arrived yesterday


Sunday, 15 July 2018

Got beats? Edd Bundy drops the 'Cake Crusader' beattape


Hip Hop beatmaker/producer unleashes new beattape 'Cake Crusader'

Also known as one half of Ill Of Writes, with Samuel Tafari, Edd's latest beatape Cake Crusader channels it's inner Anti Hero with all the samples sourced from Comic Book film/tv/cartoon adaptions.


Stream below, download HERE



Edd recently had a beat of his used on Cuban Pete's 'Renaissance Man' mixtape; the UK posse cut banger 'Kingz UTD' featuring Cuban, Samuel Tafari, Big Toast, Wee D, Arise King David, and Hauntin. Check it out on the free download HERE



Wednesday, 11 July 2018

New Music: Forever Hip Hop Cappadonna (Wu-Tang) x Lefty Gunz & E-Supreme Prod By Tony Tone

 

Wu family producer Tony Tone drops a new track with Cappadonna, Lefty Gunz, and E-Supreme

Artwork by C75 Designs



Stream the track below and stream/download HERE:




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Saturday, 7 July 2018

NEW MUSIC: CUBAN PETE - RENAISSANCE MAN - Mixtape stream/download


Cuban Pete drops the Renaissance Man mixtape on today, his birthday, as a gift to everyone who has stuck by him throughout these last few years.

The title takes its name from Cuban's first interview proper by DJ Iceman for Rhyme Junkie

It wasn't until several months later that it was pointed out that the title and cover may have been subconsciously influenced by Hell Razah (who did a project called Renaissance Child), the head of GGO of which Cuban is part of. Which is why Cuban asked Razah to do the intro for the project.

Some people have already referred to it as AOTY so take a listen and decide for yourself. Whatever you think of it there is no denying it's a strong project with no skipping.

Each track has separate artwork (included in the download from the C75 Live bandcamp site only) so that each artist and track gets the shine it deserves.

Physicals are available on CD and are limited edition with only 75 being produced.




Stream the project below and download/order physicals HERE:




Watch the first video that was done for the project 'Spoils Of War' below:





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Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Hell Razah & Majic Mike - The Strength Of Partnership Mixtape (GGO Edition)



Hell Razah (Brooklyn, New York) & Majic Mike (Ottawa, Canada) team up once again with this boom bap Hip Hop classic. 

The Strength Of Partnership Mixtape (GGO Edition) feat Moon Crickets, Tragedy Khadafi, Judah Priest, Yung Razah, Queen the Prophet, Brandon Heat, BV Kenyattah Black, Cuban Pete, Vordul Mega, Lamarr the Starr & more.

Mixed & Mastered by Majic Mike for Majic Productions
Artwork by Cuban Pete for C75designs.com
 

Stream below and download HERE





 

Sunday, 1 July 2018

New Music: OneMike - How 2 Rob Remix - Stream - @onemike54


OneMike shows a whole new generation 'How 2 Rob'
with his remix of the infamous 50 Cent track 

The original kickstarted Fiddy's career by taking
shots at some of the biggest artists in the 
industry back in 1991.

The T.E.S.T. Squad head wastes no time in doing the same with a new selection of 
'victims', and some old favourites, with the track serving as the perfect appetizer 
for his upcoming '5-2-11' project thats sure to shake a few more things up.

Stream the track below via Soundcloud and YouTube:







Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Cuban Pete added on Crates Of Boombap site - the Hip Hop database


We received notification at C75 Live today that head honcho Cuban Pete has been added to the Crates Of Boombap website.

Where underground hip hop isn’t just a way of life — it IS life!

At the Crates of Boombap, their mission is to bring together the most die-hard hip hop and boom bap fans with the best underground artists on the planet.

We all know the classic albums of the 80s and 90s, but what about the incredibly talented MCs, DJs and beat makers who are dropping unbelievable music across the globe today…
How can you listen to that? Where do you even find it?

The answer is: right there at www.cratesofboombap.com!

The site features access to music from all around the globe and acts as a huge database to bring fans and artists together. There is also access to sample free beats and tracks.

Start diggin today!


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Thursday, 21 June 2018

FLOCK GODDY - DUPPY FREESTYLE - WATCH



Flock Goddy drops his new Duppy Freestyle

The recent Scott LaRock Music Group signee drops nothing but real talk over the beat Drake used to diss Pusha T before their beef came to an end.

Look out for more hot music and visuals to come from Flock and Scott LaRock Music Group!

Peep the video for 'Duppy Freestyle' below: 




Flock's first project dropped March 29th 2018; titled “Wolf Talk: Life Of The Pack.
You can find the project on Soundcloud, Datpiff, MyMixtapez, Spinrilla & AudioMack.
Check out Flock on social media and his YouTube and Soundcloud:
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Monday, 18 June 2018

HELL RAZAH MUSIC INC presents - United States & Canada (GGO Edition) COMING SOON!



Hell Razah Music Inc presents "The Strength of Partnership (GGO Edition) hosted by DJ MAJIC MIKE drops June 30, 2018!


Artwork by www.c75designs.com and C75 Live's Cuban Pete is on track 9! 🙌

WINGZUP to Ghetto Govt Officialz - GGO and of course Heaven Razah and Michael Wayne

Peep the trailer video and cover art below:





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Friday, 15 June 2018

New Music: Voyce360 x Cuban Pete - All That - Stream/Download


Yonkers native Voyce360 drops 'All That', a track off his album 'Voyce Of A Revolution', featuring C75 Live head Cuban Pete (UK). 

Both MCs go in over a fly ass beat from producer B.Dvine.


Stream the track below and download it HERE






Saturday, 9 June 2018

Get To Know: Flock Goddy - And Watch His Times Up Video


Flock Goddy is a 26 year old rhymer from The Westside of The Bronx.
Hear the recent Scott LaRock Music Group signee break down who he is in his own words.

"I started writing music and recording at about 14 years old just as a way to express the pain I had bottled up. As a kid i was introduced to 2pac and Biggies music in which I fell in love with the sound and feel from both artist. My music comes from the pain & all the trials and tribulations we all face out here in the streets.

My first project dropped March 29th 2018;
a 9 track project titled “Wolf Talk: Life Of The Pack”. 

This tape expresses a lot of the anger and frustration I've felt with the streets, music & personal issues. I mixed and recorded every track myself, I take pride in this project because its a testament to all that I can accomplish through the struggles. "

You can find the project on Soundcloud, Datpiff, MyMixtapez, Spinrilla & AudioMack.
Peep the video for 'Times Up' below:




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Tuesday, 5 June 2018

New Music: Sixxpho ft OneMike - Out The Way - OUT NOW!


Sixxpho drops new single 'Out The Way' featuring OneMike 

Available to download now via iTunes, Google Play, and other popular digital download sites.

Sixxpho follows up his 'Winters Window' album, which also features OneMike on the track 'Forever', with a banger of a track where T.E.S.T. Squad members attempt to outdo each other on the mic in the spirit of friendly competition. Get the album 'Winters Window' HERE.

You can catch Sixxpho and OneMike performing live with Orange Mound General Tom Skeemask on July 7th at Rev*el*ry Bar & Grill in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
Peep the flyer designed by www.c75designs.com below:




Sixxpho and OneMike also teamed up to feature on a track for Muddy Beatz Magazine owner Ramrod Da Brain which can be found on his mixtape available for free download HERE
Check out the track below:




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Monday, 4 June 2018

D.Original Mr.Blue - The God Of The Matrix coming soon - Artwork


Gorilla Army General, D.Original Mr.Blue has announced that his new album 'The God Of The Matrix' is on its way!

The album features Blend, Pryme Prolifik, OneMike, Dingdo, Cuban Pete, Biggs, DJ Creative, and Ramrod Da Brain.

Peep the cover art below done by Cuban Pete / www.c75designs.com







Saturday, 2 June 2018

A.G. - THE TASTE OF AMBROSIA COMING JUNE 22ND - VIDEO


Andre the Giant aka "A.G." of the legendary D.I.T.C. Hip Hop family, has dropped a new visual to accompany his song “Magical World”.




Available now at:
FatBeats:fatbeats
iTunes: itunes
Amazon:Amazon.com




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Tuesday, 29 May 2018

SOLOMON CHILDS x STATIK SELEKTAH FREESTYLE


Wu Tang family member Solomon Childs drops exclusive 'Only Statik Selektah Can Judge Me' fire freestyle with super producer Statik Selektah

The visuals were put together by www.c75designs.com who have also been responsible for some of Solomon's recent, and now future, artwork, as well as solely responsible for the artwork for the group East Coast Killa Beez of which Solomon is a member. 
Solomon is also appearing on C75 head Cuban Pete's upcoming mixtape 'Renaissance Man'.

If you need artwork please contact C75 owner Cuban Pete via email at c75designs@gmail.com



If you are interested in getting a feature verse from Solomon for your project please contact him via email at solomonchilds78@gmail.com
*Most budgets can be catered for but serious inquiries only please

Dont forget to visit:
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Monday, 7 May 2018

Hip Hop Legend DoItAll Steps Into The Political Realm



True Hip Hop heads know that Rap is not Hip Hop, it is an element of Hip Hop.  There are far and few artists who undeniably represent Hip Hop as a culture and all of its elements.  What seems to be lost in today’s day in age is the element of knowledge…

Hip Hop legend and pioneer DoItAll from Lords of the Underground has taken a pledge to formally give back to the communities and boroughs of society by running for Councilman-At-Large for Newark, NJ.  25 years ago Hip Hop was introduced to The Lords, and now 25 years later “Chief Rocka” is rocking the political realm.

On May 8th be part of history in the making, be part of unity, and be part of change! Vote B5 for DoItAll Dupre Kelly Councilman-at-Large for Newark, New Jersey!



The Message; “When you love your city you can change it!”



MJ: First and foremost, salute to a strong and prominent 25 years in Hip Hop, and the entertainment business as a whole! For those who don’t know you have starred in some Indie Films as well as Law and Order, Oz, and even the Soprano’s! So why politics? What possesses a renowned and celebrated Hip Hop artist to open the door of politics? 



DoItAll: Thank you! My decision is an accumulation of many things. One being a Hip Hop Artist. That allowed me to travel the world and to be able to see firsthand how different countries and different cities use the culture of HipHop to galvanize people in their communities. Another decision was based on my time being around elected officials in the great city of Newark NJ. That allowed me to be a fly on the wall and learn who was working on the people’s behalf and who was not. Lastly, the decision was based on a conversation that I had with Tupac Shakur over 20 years ago about how HipHop Artists need to become as popular as we can so that we would be able to go back to our perspective cities to create big and better youth initiative programs and to be able to start nonprofit organizations as well as run for political office. A goal so we can directly and effectively vote on Laws, Ordinances, policies & issues that concern the residents.



MJ: You mentioned on the radio how early on in your music career about that profound conversation with Tupac.  I think of the irony with that conversation as Tupac was extremely political with his rhymes and known for preaching to his fellow artists about coming together and changing the world.  If he was still with us how would that conversation flow today?  I can envision Tupac being one of your biggest supporters! 

DoItAll: Tupac would have most likely have followed his own advice and entered into politics himself.

https://www.doitall4newark.com

MJ: You have a powerful campaign followed by patrons of every walk and culture of life from our youth to seniors.  Can you share some of the immediate changes you plan on developing in the city of Newark? 

DoItAll: I will fight for the city to make a greater investment into our youth. For example, the city had a summer jobs program that was under funded. 5000 young people applied and only 2500 were placed into jobs. In our city every child deserves to have the opportunity.


MJ: Aside from the campaign you have other endeavors heightening this new year.  Tell us about those. 

DoItAll: I have a few film projects that are on hold until the campaign is over as well as a 25-year anniversary tour and music coming with my group Lords ofthe Underground.


MJ:  As a fan I have to say thank you! Thank you for continuing to create timeless music and blessing fans with 25+ years of longevity! 

DoItAll: We’re still at it. We just came back from Switzerland. We do about 60-100 shows a year!


MJ:  Let’s take it back to music.  As a vet, what jewels can you drop for up and coming artists?  What would you say is needed for them to truly embrace the essence and elements of Hip Hop?

DoItAll: I would say HipHop was always used as a platform where you could tell or showed people how you and your family, friends, loved ones or your peers were living the culture. The narrators of the culture are the rappers. I would tell these rappers to narrate what they see and how they are living the culture. I would also tell them to be mindful of the influence they have over a weak or impressionable mind and deliver a message. Utilize your platform to inspire.


MJ:  Are you hopeful the DoItAll for Newark Campaign will encourage and empower those artists to become more involved within their communities? 

DoItAll: Yes.I pray that I am the spark for artists who are more popular than I am. I want them to go back to their communities to do great work.


MJ:  As we wrap up, please let everyone know how they can donate to the campaign and continue to support you and “Raise The Torch”. 

DoItAll: People can donate to the Doitallfor Newark@ Movement by Texting “Doitall” to 973-846-2211 (wait for a quick text back).  Donate from $1 to $2,600. If anyone donates anything over $2,600 I will have to send it back.


MJ:  Thank you for taking the time for our readers, it has been an honor!  It is refreshing to experience a political campaign with a candidate who is genuinely for the people, his community, and the city as a whole! This is far from new for you. You have been giving back to the city of Newark for over decades and providing countless platforms for growth and success! I vote B5!

DoItAll: Thank you!  Just remember, when people love their city they can change it!