[News] XXL Magazine 5th Annual Freshman Class 2012

XXL magazine has just released their yearly controversial Freshman Class 2012 cover. Each year the magazine causes an uproar by choosing ten up and coming MC’s they feel the public should look out for in the new year. Notable alums include Wale, Kid Cudi, J.Cole, Big K.R.I.T and Mac Miller respectively. For the last few years many have felt that the list is biased and unfair due to manufactured artist buzz and the relationships between editors, publicists and managers. This year’s list is no different in receiving its share of controversy however, I feel there are two MC’s worth mentioning that deserve the recognition they are receiving. Seattle MC Macklemore definitely deserves a mention as thecomeupshow.com has seen him live and can attest to his skills and energy on the mic. Another MC I feel worth mentioning is French Montana, I know he’s not the most gifted MC however, his charisma and swagger makes you want to rock out when one of his songs come on. Other than the above-mentioned artists I do not really agree with this year’s selection. What do you think? Do you agree with XXL magazines choices? Who do you feel was left out?.

Let us know in the comments section.

[Mixtape] Big K.R.I.T. – “4Eva N A Day”

Cinematic Music Group artist Big K.R.I.T., has finally released his follow up to Last King 2: God’s Machine to #4EvaNaDay. You already know this will be on the list for best projects of 2012. I have provided multiple links for you because the internet is going nuts for mixtape. P.S. Make sure to check out our interview we did with KRIT back in ’10.

Download: Big K.R.I.T. – 4Eva N A Day (mediafire)

Big K.R.I.T. – 4Eva N A Day (sharebeast)

Big K.R.I.T. – 4Eva N A Day (livemixtapes)

[Video] Dirty Deeds ft Choclair and D-Sisive- “I’m here”

Brand new video from Choclair and D-Sisive, song is produced by Dirty Deeds, to promote his upcoming album Let’s Be Friends, Dirty Deeds will release seven videos of people playing kids’ games like Hungry Hungry Hippos and Tetherball. Butt here’s the thing, everyone’s naked. The album Let’s Be Friends from label C4ENT will be available at dirtydeeds.tv (and iTunes) on March 6. Fans will also be able to purchase Dirty Deeds merchandise – bathrobes, caps and robot toys – at the online store.

[Video] Rich Kidd – “Back in the Day”

Check out the dope Rich Kidd video our girl Danielle Da Silva directed with Zac Facts. “Back in the Day” is off the upcoming Rich Kidd & DJ NaNa collabo album. The strings are so dope on this joint. You can catch Richie performing at the El Mocambo tomorrow, opening for the legendary Masta Ace!

DL: Rich Kidd – “Back in the Day”

[Video] Yelawolf live in Concert March 7 London, March 8 Toronto

Mixing up the medicine, we just released the promo video for Yelawof coming down next week here in London on March 7 and Toronto March 8. Check our event post for full details.

[Audio] SonReal – Celebrate “Remix”

Vancouver’s own SonReal dropped off his latest single the remix to the popular Common song Celebrate. SonReal tells the story of his come up and what he is planning on doing to celebrate when he gets to the top. I like the way he touches on the hardships he faces and why he is still determined to make it regardless of any obstacles. A story I know we can all relate to in some way.

Take a listen. Tell us what you think in the comments section.

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Download: Celebrate Remix

[Event] Golden Era Series Presents Beatnuts and Code Blue March 17th @ Wrongbar (Toronto)

Golden Era Series presents Queens duo The Beatnuts with special guests Code Blue at Toronto’s Wrongbar on March 17th 2012. With classics like No Escapin’ This and Off The Books to their credit this show will definitely bring a nostalgic feeling of classic Hip Hop. Don’t wait to the last minute to get your tickets, this will more than likely sell out.

What: Golden Era Series presents The Beatnuts with special guests Code Blue
Where: Wrongbar 1279 Queen Street West, Toronto
When: March 17th 2012
Admission: $35 To purchase text your ticket order to 647-361-5675 or call 416-320-5032 for more info

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