@_BragginRights Remixes @LilBibby_’s “Water” [Audio]

artworks-000094556311-b1hlhj-t200x200 One of New Haven’s most consistent rising stars drops off a freestyle over Lil Bibby’s Black Metaphor produced “Water,” stream Bragg’s latest below.

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@ThatDudeSmithy – “I Love My Plugs” (prod. by Talabandz) Shot by @DIEINTX [Video]

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The Waviest White Kid In America (WWKIA), aka that dude Smithy, is steady on his grind. Although his drops have been scattered, he always delivers some quality material, & the CT based artist continues the trend on his latest release/visual. On “I Love My Plugs,”  Smithy shows love to his connects, and enjoys the products they provide. Watch the video below, and shouts to Talabandz who produced the record, and DIEINTX who was behind the camera.

WWKIA – Feb. 22, 2015

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#SamplePack – #HispanicHeritageMonth Edition [Audio]

It’s been a GRIP, since a #SamplePack has graced your ears, so it was about time to change that – and I thought it’d be dope to focus this pack on Hispanic artists who have been sampled to celebrate #HispanicHeritageMonth. The playlist includes music from Hector Lavoe, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Willie Colon, Bodega Bamz, Major Lazer, & more. I also snuck in that new Kendrick Lamar jawn just because.

Willie Colón & Hector Lavoe – La Murga De Panamá | Major Lazer & Sean Paul – Come On To Me

Celia Cruz & Sonora Matancera – Canto a Yemayá | Bodega Bamz – Don Francisco

Gilberto Santa Rosa – Conciencia | Bodega Bamz – Last Of The Po’Ricans

Hector Lavoe – De Tí Depende | Clap Those Thangs (Cookin’ Soul Remix) -50 Cent/Mobb Deep

The Isley Brothers – Who’s That Lady? | Kendrick Lamar – i

 

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Exclusive: @CamKashier & @FinesseAFortune – “In FiF We Trust” [Audio]

It’s been a little while since both Cam Kashier and TheMotiv have dropped something (most recent being the shmackin’ track D-Bus), so it was only proper for us to connect again for today’s drop, “In FiF We Trust.” Joined by Phranchize, who resides in New Haven by way of Philly, the two give us their take on Drake & Rozay’s “Free Spirit.” Cam’s aggressive flow is contrasted by Phrachize’s smooth delivery providing for a dope sound. Go ahead and press play (again & again) below.

 

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Exclusive: @CamKashier – “#DBus” [Audio]

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Let’s keep it all the way real — Cam Kashier has thus far been allergic to making anything whack, and we have to thank the Buck50 CEO for his consistency. Today we have the opportunity of premiering Cam’s latest banger, “D-Bus,” where we hear him floating over production that is guaranteed to make you want to turn the volume to level ignorant and gettin’ Wright on the dance floor. Stream “D-Bus” below.

 

 

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#NaughtyIsNatural & TheMotiv Present: Women We Can’t Take Our Eyes Off – @StaceyHashh

I got to help Tiff out with our latest WWCTOEO post by suggesting my favorite curly haired beauty to be picked. Read more about our latest pick followed by a very enjoyable slideshow kicked off by this beauty rockin’ a t-shirt by Nevah Wen’s very own SBi.

Daisy Espana

Ethnicity: Latina.

Daisy, who we know as Stacey Hash, is a twenty six year old model and internet sensation who is making her come up in the modeling world by self promoting herself on social network platforms such as: Instagram, Tumblr, & Twitter. Stacey made one of her biggest appearances to date when she appeared in Sean Kingston’s Wiz Khalifa & Chris Brown assisted “Beat It” music video last year. Hash has also appeared on a limited-edition lighter shot by photographer Diane Abapo, and has been featured in interviews with Suspend Magazine, From Room To Tip, and Def Pen Radio, in which she expresses her love for Hip Hop and fashion. From her magazine shoots, sensational selfies, and pictures of her turning up with friends, she definitely keeps us on our toes and has even inspired rap group Ordinary Cool to make a song about her. Be sure to keep an eye out for this Motiv beauty. Stacey, baby, we can’t keep our eyes off of you!

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@DelaneysTapRoom Fire Relief Fund [News]

2038468_1409145473.1096As many may have already heard, Delaney’s Restaurant & Tap Room located in the Westville neighborhood of New Haven, CT unfortunately was destroyed in a three-alarm fire Monday night (8/25/14). Aside from the loss of a staple in the New Haven community, over forty employees of the establishment are now without any source of income – a blow that would be devastating to any person/family. In an effort to assist in lessening the economic hardships that will be faced by those employed at Delaney’s, a fund has been set up via GoFundMe which you can read about further/donate to here. The fund was set up today and has so far raised upwards of $2,000 with a goal set at $25,000. If you or anyone you know is able to contribute to the fund, please do, every dollar will count. Watch more about the fire below, and stay up to date with the progress of Delaney’s by following them on Twitter (@DelaneysTapRoom) and liking them on Facebook (Delaney’s FB).

 

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Exclusive: @DryReign x @The_FiFElement – #Studio (Freestyle) [Audio]

unnamedDry Reign’s Bless, The Child & Montgom’ry Tea link up with Buck 50′s Roc & Cam Kashier to take on ScHoolboy Q’s Oxymoron single, “Studio.”

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@nodenimlife – “Coke Time” [Audio]

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Simply put by Dre Buchanan in the Soundcloud description of the song “Coke Time”, “Tried coke did a song” and I’m not mad at it b. If the song sounds familiar, you may have peeped it as the credits rolled on his latest video that’s buzzing all crazy (yea, the jawn with the white broads on leashes around Yale University), “Yayo University” which I’ve also included after the track. Enjoy.

 

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#NaughtyIsNatural & TheMotiv Present: Women We Can’t Take Our Eyes Off – @ClaudiaLNelson

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Claudia Nelson 

Ethnicity: Filipino, African-American.

This beautiful young Californian had no problem gaining attention in the modeling world. Flying straight out of college with a Bachelors in Social Work, she hustled her way down to her first photo shoot in Atlanta and has been about her work ever since. Although modeling was never initially her plan, we thank the sexy gods she ventured into the business. We can’t take our eyes off you!

This tatted up eye catcher has done pieces for Adidas, Urban Ink Magazine (alongside Bow Wow & 2 Chainz), Black Men’s Magazine, and Inked Magazine. Aside from her print work, Claudia can be found as one of the leading ladies in The Dream’s “IV Play” music video, and has done work with clothing and hair companies in the LA area. Her infamous Instagram pictures (@claudialnelson) featuring that signature curly hair and sexy street look always keeps us wanting more. Currently, Miss Nelson has been working on her own music and finding her way into acting. 

Tiffany Bailey for Naughty is Natural 

 

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