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DON’T SLEEP: Scanz “Wake Up Call EP” [NEW PROJECT]

Scanz just dropped his new project “Wake Up Call EP” in the hopes of making sure that all of the sleepers finally awaken (no Dune). You can go listen and request a download link directly from FWMJ’s Rappers I Know. Don’t sleep!

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DON’T SLEEP: Clear Soul Forces “Detroit Revolution(s)” [NEW PROJECT]

You’ve no doubt seen the singles and the videos for Clear Soul Forces’ “Detroit Revolution(s)” on PIK in the past 6 months or so. Here’s the long awaited finished product. Don’t sleep on this project or these dudes. They can rhyme for real…

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DON’T SLEEP: Scanz f/Selina Carrera “Take Me” (prod. by Scanz) [SINGLE]

Scanz drops his new single complete with variant cover art courtesy of the homie FWMJ called “Take Me”. “Take Me” features Selina Carrera and produced by Scanz. Don’t sleep…

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DON’T SLEEP: A.Dd+ “Sh*t Got Crazy” (prod. by Brain Gang X’Zavier) [SINGLE]

The Dallas homies Paris Pershun & Slim Gravy of A.Dd+ just dropped a new single today. They’ve just been announced as an opening act for Black Milk’s upcoming tour (as are the homie Retrospek!) and they’ll be hitting Boston on February 27th, 2012. Salute to Rosalinda Ruiz & PICNICTYME.

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DON’T SLEEP: Scanz “SwaGGed Up” (prod. by Scanz) [SINGLE]

Here’s the new self produced single from Scanz called “SwaGGed Up” featuring cover art from the new West Coaster FWMJ. like what you hear? The download it from RappersIKnow.com. Don’t sleep…

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DON’T SLEEP: Scanz “Art Of War” (co-prod. by Scanz & Jalal Salaam) [SINGLE]

Scanz’ “Art Of War” is the lead single from his upcoming EP “Wake Up Call”. You can hear “Art Of War” via this YouTube link complete with multiple version of the single artwork done by FWMJ. If you like “Art Of War” you can download it from Rappers I Know. Don’t sleep…

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DON’T SLEEP: Jay-Z “Sweet” (prod. by King Midas) [REMIX]

Am I the only one that thinks King Midas’ remix makes Hov’s lyrics seem even better than they were previously? This dude is a MONSTER on the boards. Stop sleepin’ on H.I.S.D. (Hueston Independent Spit District)!

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DON’T SLEEP: King Midas of H.I.S.D. “There Can Only Be One” (prod. by King Midas) [INSTRUMENTAL]

Here’s an instrumental from King Midas of the crew Hueston Independent Spit District called “There Can Only Be One”. If you check out his YouTube channel you’ll see that he already uploaded a few jawns recently. Don’t sleep…


DON’T SLEEP: RIK x The DC Hip Hop History Project “Episode 2: Kev Brown of Low Budget” [INTERVIEW]

The homie J.Benok alongside DMV emcees/producer yU continue to reveal the rich history of the beginnings of the DC Hip Hop scene. This episode delves into the origins of Kev Brown (back when he was Kevin Brown) going back to his BBE/A Touch Of Jazz days when I first became a fan. Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Learn yourself somethin’. Don’t sleep…

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DON’T SLEEP: Clear Soul Forces “Get No Better” (prod. by Kan Kick) [VIDEO]

Clear Soul Forces drops the new video for the Kan Kick produced jawn “Get No Better” off their upcoming “#REVO” LP that drops in March. Remember when we were all trying to get a hold of Kan Kick a while back on Twitter? Yeah, this is why. Don’t sleep..

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DON’T SLEEP: RIK x The DC Hip Hop History Project “Episode 1: The Unspoken Heard” [INTERVIEW]

The homie J.Benok alongside DMV emcees/producers yU & Kokayi begin to reveal the rich history of the beginnings of the DC Hip Hop scene during the 90’s/Backpack Era. This episode unveils the beginnings of Asheru & Blue Black as well as the origins of 7 Heads Entertainment. I’m glad this is happening, I remember when J.Benok was telling me about his thesis and he sent me a copy about a month after FWMJ brought me out to DC. I was living in Baltimore in 1996 and I remember when all this popped off when I was back in Boston. This needed to happen. Don’t sleep…

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DON’T SLEEP: Clear Soul Forces “Bubble Space” (prod. by DIBIA$E) [SINGLE]

The second single from the upcoming Clear Soul Forces full length “#REVO” is called “Bubble Space” and is produced by the homie DIBIA$E. You can check it out right here and don’t sleep on it…

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DON’T SLEEP: King Coz f/D. Randle, D. Rose & Scottie Spitten “Merry Chrispers” (prod. by King Coz) [SINGLE]

Here is a song that Damien Randle, D. Rose (not the baller) and Scottie Spitten (not the baller, either) made with King Coz behind the boards for the holiday season. I slept on it and it was made by my own extended family. I suck. Don’t sleep on “Merry Chrispers”…

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DON’T SLEEP: SlopFunkDust x J.Bizness “Music To Wrap To” [BEAT TAPE]

Here’s a Christmas present from the entire family. Beat Fanatic x Illregular Instrumentals LLC x Rappers I Know (FWMJ did the artwork). SlopFunkDust x J.Bizness x Rappers I Know “Music To Wrap To”. Feliz Navidad, B…

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DON’T SLEEP: “Symbolyc Reflectionz: The Story Of Producer S1” [TRAILER]

This the the trailer to a documentary about the rise of Symbolyc One AKA S1 and his music career. I go back to 2005 with S1 and Strange Fruit Project via Okayplayer. If you weren’t aware his previous LP’s include Symbolyc One & !llmind “The Art Of Onemind”, Strange Fruit Project “The Healing”, Symbolyc One “S1’s Music Box”, Braille & Symbolyc One “Cloud Nineteen”, Strange Fruit Project “M.A.S.K. (Making Art Sound Kool)” and Strange Fruit Project’s 2011 album “A Dreamer’s Journey”. Most music fans know S1 from his work with Kanye West, Jay-Z and Beyonce but he’s been in the game making brilliant music since about 2004. The Jeff Adair directed documentary “Symbolyc Reflectionz: The Story Of Producer S1” will drop sometime in 2012. Don’t sleep!

Symbolyc Reflectionz- The Story of Producer S1 from Jeff Adair on Vimeo.

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DON’T SLEEP: Radio Galaxy “We Come In Peace” [NEW PROJECT]

Spacebunny Johnson (vocals) & King Coz (beats) are Radio Galaxy. The graphic design is done by some dude named FWMJ (ever heard of him?) and here is their brand new album “We Come In Peace”. If you love music then you should derive enjoyment from this project. Don’t sleep…

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DON’T SLEEP: Violator Radio x Rappers I Know present T3 “3illa Madness” [MIXTAPE]

New mixtape from DJ Scrap Dirty & DJ Supa AKA Violator Radio DJ’s in accordance with FWMJ @ Rappers I Know showcasing a ton of material for T3 of Slum Village. You can download it from Michigan Hip Hop right now or check it out below on Bandcamp. DON’T SLEEP…

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DON’T SLEEP: A.Dd+ “Genocide” (co-prod. by Brain Gang Blue & Picnictyme) [SINGLE]

Dallas stand up! Slim Gravy x Paris Pershun x Brain Gang Blue x Picnictyme equals “Genocide”. A.Dd+ hoe! Shout out to Rosalinda Ruiz. Don’t sleep…

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DON’T SLEEP: DJ Jazzy Jeff & Ayah “Forgive Me Love” (prod. by DJ Jazzy Jeff) [VIDEO]

Here’s the next video from the DJ Jazzy Jeff & Ayah project “Back For More”. “Forgive Me Love” was produced by Jazzy Jeff and the video was directed by Slakah The Beatchild. DON’T SLEEP!

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DON’T SLEEP: Symbolyc One (S1) Recreates “Excellence” From “Watch The Throne” [BEAT VIDEO]

I’ve been a fan of Symbolyc One’s production going back to the early days of Strang Fruit Project whom I first learned about on Okayplayer circa 2005. Here it is, 2011 and now S1 is one of the most well knownand hottest producers in the game. Here’s a video I didn’t post previously on Producers I Know because I couldn’t figure out how to embed Vimeo or MixCloud on here back when it first hit. Now that the “Watch The Throne” hype has finally died down I think it makes sense to play it now. DON’T SLEEP!

Producer S1 recreates “Excellence”(Murder to Excellence) from Watch the Throne from Jeff Adair on Vimeo.

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DON’T SLEEP: Jay Electronica f/Mobb Deep “Call Of Duty (MW3)” [SINGLE]

People asked Jay Electronica what he was waiting on to drop something. Everyone wants something. Even I’ve made the occasional joke at his expense. The key thing is that Jay won’t release anything until he feels it’s time or he’s ready. This cuts down on wack shit and forced material. In any event, here’s Jay Electronica featuring Mobb Deep “Call Of Duty (MW3)”. Artwork by FWMJ, he also named the track as well. I’m still looking for producer credits at the moment. ARE YOU WATCHING CLOSELY? DON’T SLEEP!

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DON’T SLEEP: Clear Soul Forces “Strangers In The Night” (prod. by Ilajide) [VIDEO]

Back in July CSF dropped this Ilajide produced jawn “Strangers In The Night” as the lead single from their upcoming LP called either “The Forces With You” or “Detroit Revolution(s)”. Here’s the video for Clear Soul Forces‘ “Strangers In The Night”, don’t sleep…

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DON’T SLEEP: A.Dd+ “Insomniac Dreaming” (prod. by Black Milk) [SINGLE]

On the heels of  Dallas’ own A.Dd+’s previous hot single “Can’t Come Down” and Black Milk announcing the upcoming release of his “Black & Brown EP” on Fat Beats next month comes the inevitable Black Milk x A.Dd+ collaboration “Insomniac Dreaming”. Keeping with the song’s theme you shouldn’t sleep on it. Salute to Black Milk, PICNICTYME, A.Dd+ and of course the miniboss herself Rosalinda Ruiz.

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DON’T SLEEP: Black Milk x Danny Brown “Black & Brown” [NEW UPCOMING ALBUM]

Our peoples Black Milk and Danny Brown have finally made the official announcement regarding their upcoming Fat Beats EP “Black & Brown” which drops November 1st, 2011 and will be available both physically (CD & 12″ vinyl) and on digital marketplaces worldwide. Here’s the cover art above and the tracklist plus pre-order information will be made available @ both Black Milk’s site & the new Black & Brown site. I can’t wait for you all to hear this, salute to Black Milk, Danny Brown, Rosalinda & everyone @ Fat Beats, Decon & Fool’s Gold. DON’T SLEEP!

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