NEW MIXTAPE & NEWS: J. Cole & Dreamville Records – Revenge Of The Dreamers + Dreamville Signing To Interscope Records

Cole celebrates his 29th birthday in a major way.

Out of nowhere, Cole dropped a 11-track mixtape “Revenge Of The Dreamers”.

The 11 tracks include appearances from his Dreamville family including Bas and Omen, plus it includes the original version of “Crooked Smile.” He raps over Tupac’s “Ambitionz az a Ridah” (“Lil’ N*ggaz”) and samples Miguel’s “Do You…” For “Lit”.

Adding to that mixtape release, Cole’s “Dreamville Records” imprint has just joined the Interscope family. This is major.

Well wishes to him for the future. You can peep out the tape below.

Click To Download: “Revenge Of The Dreamers”

SALUTE A LEGEND: 2 Pac – Just A Breath Of Freedom (4 Nelson Mandela)(A Poem)

Stumbled upon this piece a while back and I just thought that I should share with you today.
A poem written by Tupac Amaru Shakur – labeled as Track 50 on ” THE ROSE THAT GREW FROM CONCRETE (BOOK)” (pages 104 – 105).

It goes like:

“… Held captive 4 your politics
They wanted 2 break your soul
They ordered the extermination
of all minds they couldn’t control
4 u the fate was far worse
than just a brutal homicide
They caged u like an animal
and watched u slowly die inside
As u Breathe your first air of freedom
on the day u become a free man
Raise your Regal Brow in Pride
4 now you R in God’s Hands
The life of many were given
so that the day would one day come
That the devils in Power at Pretoria
would pay for the evil crimes they’ve done …”

#RIPMandela

EVENT NEWS: Wale to perform in SA in December

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It is safe to say that Castle Lite have done it again! In February 2013, they brought Kanye West to South Africa.
This time it’s time for Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, also known as Wale, to bless SA soul.

Sadly this time, 2013 Castle Lite Extra Cold Summer will only occur in two cities. Durban & Cape Town.

Durban – 21 December 2013

Venue: The Wave House, Gateway Shopping Centre, 1 Palm Boulevard
Line-Up: WALE, BIG NUZ, DREAMTEAM, DJ MILKSHAKE

Cape Town – 21 December 2013

Venue: Hillcrest Quarry, Hillcrest Estate, Durbanville, Cape Town
Line Up: WALE, KHULI CHANA, DJ KENT, JIMMY NEVIS, DJ MILKSHAKE

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TICKETS
-Tickets ranges from R350 for General Admission and R980 for VIP

Yeah. All In One Day!

via YoMzansi

AbC’z & Co. presents: #OpenMic Season

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Today Is The Debut Of The OpenMic Season which is brought to you by AbC’z & Co.

This is the very first episode of the OpenMicTV series which features local kid, Okuhle Ramokolo a.k.a O.G Jewno. He is a rapper from Midrand.

More videos of #OpenMic coming soon whereby an event, too, will occur later on this year. Stay tuned for more details. Anyway, check it Out – Enjoy

    Remember

: #OpenMicTV #FactsOnly #OpenYourMindWithAMic… then we #SaluteTheArt.

ALBUM: J.Cole – Born Sinner (Album Cover + Tracklist)

18th June 2013. A day whereby the Hip-Hop world be currently chilling waiting for 3 projects to drop.
Kanye’s “Yeezus”, Mac Miller’s “Watching Movies With The Sound Off” & J. Cole’s “Born Sinner”.

I’m hyped – just as you are! Especially with J. Cole’s release. For some reason, Cole has found a way stay in one’s face this past 3 quarters. From the single track releases in late 2012 (joints like “#GetFree”, “I’m A Fool”, “Louis Vuitton”, “2012”, etc.) to this year’s releases (Truly Yours 1 & 2 & a couple of single tracks such as “Maine On Fire”, “Power Trip” etc.).

But anyway here’s a preview of the “Born Sinner” official tracklist in which the Deluxe version of it will include a “Truly Yours 3 EP” (which surprisingly the whole album is produced by J. Cole, except for the interludes).

Tracklist:

1. “Villuminati” (The Intro Track)
2. Kerney Sermon (Skit)
3. “LAnd Of The Snakes”
4. “Power Trip
5. “Mo Money” (Interlude)
6. “Trouble”
7. “Run Away”
8. “She Know” (f/ Amber Coffman)
9. “Rich N***az”
10. Where’s Jermaine (Skit)
11. “Forbidden Fruit” (f/ Kendrick Lamar)
12. “Chaining Day”
13. Ain’t That Some Sh*t (Interlude)
14. “Crooked Smile” (f/ TLC)
15. “Let Nas Down”
16. “Born Sinner” (Feat. James Fauntleroy)

Deluxe:
17. Miss America
18. New York Times (Feat. 50 Cent & Bas)
19. Is She Gon Pop
20. N***az Know
21. Sparks Will Fly (Feat. Jhene Aiko)

2013 XXL Freshmen Class List

This year’s list is kinda different…. Would’ve loved to see more/different rappers such as Rapsody, etc. Like everybody else – we all have our opinions concerning this list…Here it is..

XXL Freshman Class 2013

Schoolboy Q
Trinidad Jame$
Joey Bada$$
Ab-Soul
Logic
Action Bronson
Kirko Bangz
Travi$ Scott
Dizzy Wright
Angel Haze
Chief Keef

SaluteTheArt….