Cutlass Reid: Viz Ink Interview (Video)

Visually Inklined had the chance to sit down with Norfolk, VA emcee, Cutlass Reid for a brief moment to talk about his current mixtape, “One Day At A Time,” sponsored by He spoke about starting out working with Bink and Nottz, as well as how he linked up with 9th Wonder.

Unique Squared & Quality Control Presents: The Official SXSW Mixtape (Mixtape)

During this year’s SXSW Festival leading pro audio company Unique Squared, in partnership with Quality Control Marketing, parked a massive tour bus on Austin’s streets to serve as a state of the art recording studio. Throughout the festivities, some of hip-hop’s most notable emcees stopped by the Mobile Studio to record exclusive songs over all-original production. The result is The Official SXSW Mixtape, a 30 track collection that captures the energy and creativity of SXSW.

The Official SXSW Mixtape is presented by Unique Squared, Quality Control, 2DopeBoyz and Acclaimed industry engineer Fokis handled the mixing and engineering duties while tracks were blended and arranged by DJ Presyce (three time Scribble Jam DJ Battle Champion). Featured artists include Tanya Morgan, Skyzoo, Khaleel, Nick Javas, J-Live and more. Contributing producers include Seattle’s heavyweight beatsmith Jake One, Von Pea (of Tanya Morgan), Crazy DJ Bazarro (of the Beatminerz) in addition to noteworthy up-and-comers Apollo Brown, IMakeMadBeats, Dynamite Brothers, D.R.U.G.S. and female producer Kels of TN2 Productions.

To witness artists selecting beats, writing and recording in such a short period of time was extraordinary and a testament to Unique Squared’s ability to create a unique and creative environment. It’d be an understatement to say this was a Herculean task on everyone’s part, thank you to all the partners and artists that helped make it possible.

Download: Unique Squared & Quality Control Presents: The Official SXSW Mixtape (Mixtape)

D-Win speaks on Homage (Video)

Before you watch this video, click HERE and watch “Homage.”

D-Win sits down and speaks on the creative process of Homage, and talk’s about the people who help the vision come to life. Also you can see some behind the scenes that didn’t make the final cut.

2K Sports & Duck Down Music Announce Winners of NBA® 2K12 MC/Producer Contest

2K Sports and Duck Down Music would like to congratulate Alex Kresovich of Ithaca, N.Y. and D.J.I.G. of Glassboro, N.J. on winning the NBA® 2K12 Producer and MC Soundtrack Contest. The grand prize winners will have their song featured in the music soundtrack for NBA 2K12, the next installment of the top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation franchise* that is expected to
launch later this year.

Sketch Feat. Nipsey Hussle: Nightmarez

Virginia representer Sketch links up with California’s own Nipsey Hussle for the bi-coastal collaboration track “Nightmarez.” The haunting production is provided by producer J-Scrilla. This track can be found on Sketch’s upcoming debut album Virginia Tec-9 which will be available for free online Summer 2011. Virginia Tec-9 produced entirely by J-Scrilla (Guns N Butter) features guest appearances from Nipsey Hussle, Roc Marciano, K-Beta and more. Bonus video after the jump!

Download: Sketch Feat. Nipsey Hussle – Nightmarez

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Y-Love Feat. Tj Di Hitmaker: The Takeover

Y-Love who has been coined as “making hip-hop kosher” by XXL, is back with latest offering, See Me which was just released on May 17th. In promotion of this EP, we are pleased to present you with the project’s lead single, “The Takeover” produced by Diwon and featuring Jamaican dancehall artist Tj Di Hitmaker on a track that explodes with pounding rhythms and clever wordplay. If you like what you hear, you can cop the whole whole EP here on iTunes.

Download: Y-Love Feat. Tj Di Hitmaker – The Takeover

Kids These Days: Summerscent (Video)

Yoooooo! This past weekend I took a mini vacation and hit up Soundset on Sunday, so sorry about the lack of material going up. Now that I’m back though I’d like to blast you guys with a fresh ass new video from the GO’s own Kids These Days. Click play up above and enjoy “Summerscent.” #POW!

Jerry B Long (Kokane): The Most Featured Artist In The World Pt.1 (Video)

Kokane recently completed a video series entitled “The Most Featured Artist In The World” (which will be a 3-part series) that will encapsulate and detail his rise in the music industry, the birth of the “West Coast” movement, his prominent role in developing the “West Coast Sound,” his relationship’s with Eazy-E and Snoop (among many others), his rightful claim as the most featured artist in the world, his upcoming projects “The Legend Continues” will be released in July), his new label imprint (Bud E Boy) and his decision to change his artist name from Kokane to Jerry B. Long.

Marc Antoni: Overnight (FreEP)

Boston representative Marc Antoni has hooked up with to bring listeners his latest street release, the Overnight EP. The project features seven fresh cuts (plus one bonus track) from the up-and-coming emcee. Included are Booth-approved, reader-approved leaks “Handle Business” and “Attempts.” Joining Marc Antoni on the guest tip throughout Overnight are Rain, Jon Hope, Theo Martins, Laws, I-20, Flint, Ryan K and Mondo. All production comes courtesy of Grammy-nominated beat crew The TrackSlayerz and The Waiting Game buzzmaker DJ Pain1. – DJBooth

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Phil Ade Feat. GLC & Tracie Josephine: Cloud 9 (Prod. Sunny Norway)

This is the #PhilAdeFriday grand finale! Phil Ade teams up with Chicago rap vet GLC for “Cloud 9″ produced by Sunny Norway. Phil Ade fans should recognize the name Tracie Josephine, she was previously featured on “Paid in Full” from The Letterman. Next week, Friday, June 4th, will present the official #PhilAdeFriday mixtape featuring all the previously released tracks plus a couple bonus tracks.

Download: Phil Ade Feat. GLC & Tracie Josephine – Cloud 9 (Prod. Sunny Norway)

GLC: The Fellowship Of The Ism (Mixtape) x Got Me Gone (Video)

GLC, a true Chi city legend and Hip-Hop hero comes through today with a brand spankin’ new project and video. Hit the jump for the goodies and check out what GLC had to say about the project below. Enjoy and keep on supporting good music from the #GO!

Fellowship with the Ism as I give you my latest macktacular endeavor! This features some of the work that I’ve done with respected artist in the game & some of the records from my upcoming project with Blended Babies & a hidden treasure from Three 6 Mafia & I! CathedraL & embrace the concept! Thanx for believing! – GLC

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