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7:54 PM

NEW VIDEO: 50 CENT "PUT YOUR HANDS UP"

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New joint from 50 Cent's recent mixtape "The Big 10"... Check it out people...

The new mixtape features a track from Portland's own Trox...

7:24 PM

NEW PROMO: TI "FUCK DA CITY UP"

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Looks like TI is teaming up on his new mixtape "Fuck Da City Up" which drops on January 1st, 2012... Check out the promo clip here..

New visual from our good friend Droop-E featuring none other then West Coast Heavyweight Kendrick Lamar... This track has a real good feel to it. And the subject matter is something that everyone can relate to.

Check out this new video from Fat Joe featuring Chris Brown "Another Round"... This is a slap ya'll...

Fat Joe feat. Chris Brown "Another Round" from Riveting Entertainment on Vimeo.

11:38 PM

NEW VIDEO: WALE "CHAIN MUSIC"

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Here you go... A new video from Wale's dope album "Ambition"... Check out the visuals for "Chain Music"...

Here's a couple classic videos from Mac Dre and E-40. Take it all in people.




8:29 PM

NEW ALBUM: KENNY MACK "TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADERS"

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You've been waiting for this and here it is... The new album from Portland Rap Heavyweight Kenny Mack "Take Me To Your Leaders"... Kenny Mack not only drops a gem, he also gives the album away for free.. Download the album for free here...



DOWNLOAD KENNY MACK "TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADERS" HERE

8:23 PM

NEW VIDEO: AARON O'BRYAN SMITH "SKYROCKET"

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Check out this great new video from R&B sensation Aaron O'Bryan Smith. This is his new joint "Skyrocket" which is shot by Jonathan Stephens.

11:38 AM

NEW VIDEO: ROACH GIGZ "BIG FAT BEAT"

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"Big Fat Beat" is a song off the Roach Gigz EP "Bitch, I'm A Player"
Produced by C-Loz
Directed by Remedy Visions (also co-starring Remedy)................................and Pac-B filmed a little too haha

11:17 AM

NEW MUSIC: LUCK ONE "FAREWELL"

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Check out this great track from Portland's own Luck One as he gives you current outlook on his place in the rap game. This is a very dope track over the Drake instrumental. Don't forget to download his latest mixtape "King Of The Northwest"



Bay Area-bred producer/rapper Droop-E -- son of the legendary E-40 -- teamed up with streetwear brands Black Scale and Diamond Supply Co. for a collaborative project comprised of limited tees and a free music project, called Blvck Diamond Life.

On the eight-track effort, he samples several of Sade's classic tracks for hip-hop translations.

This is the latest visual off the project. Droop-E hooked up with director Damon Jamal for the clip for "Like A Tattoo, in which the rapper lounges in the hills of the Bay Area, spitting bars about a lady so sick wit it, he wears her like a tattoo.

Download Blvck Diamond Life over at www.Droop-E.com.





Make a donation and support the family and passing of Conscious Daughters Special One. This is for a good cause.

Conscious Daughters Rapper Special One Memorial Info

If you haven't heard by now, the world of music, and the Bay Area hip-hop scene, in particular, lost a Special One this weekend. Karryl Smith, half of the East Oakland-bred group the Conscious Daughters, better known as Special One, passed away on December 10. Her cause of death is unknown at this time.

As the Conscious Daughters, Smith and Carla Green (aka CMG) were a breakthrough act in the early Nineties, a pair of street-smart and fly ladies who rapped as relentlessly tough as any of their male counterparts. Buoyed by the singles “Somethin’ To Ride To (Fonky Expedition)” and “We Roll Deep,” the debut album Ear to the Street dropped in 1993 on Priority Records via Scarface Records, an imprint helmed by the politically charged rapper Paris. The album hit the Billboard Top 200 and R&B/Hip-Hop Top 25, and Gamers followed in 1996, with its title track affirming that women had considerable macking and sporting skills of their own.

Paris also released the group’s third and final album The Nutcracker Suite on his Guerilla Funk label in 2009, praised for its balance of street hard tracks and female empowerment anthems. More recently, Smith and Green had departed the label and signed an agreement for their own company Llerrad Music to be distributed through Sony Red. CMG released a solo album, Jane of All Trades, in June, and the duo was getting ready to drop the fourth album from the Conscious Daughters.

The stereotypical image of the female rapper in 2011 is hyper-sexualized and animated, but back in the Nineties, women such as the Conscious Daughters were allowed to be rugged, strong, and smooth, and still be recognized for their lyrical talents and abilities.

Carla Green posted a message regarding Smith's death on her Facebook page, writing, "Thank you to everyone for your prayers I need them. I am sick over the loss of my sister. The cause of death is still unknown but I will try to share info when I get it. Pray for me and Karryl's other sisters Jessica and Tonya. We are all together trying to get through this."

“We know inside that we’re the best at what we do,” Special One told Bay Area writer and activist Davey D in a 2009 interview,“We love what we do and we can flow with the best of them.”

Paris adds, "Karryl was one of the sweetest, kindest people I've ever had the pleasure of crossing paths with. She was genuine, talented and brutally honest. She will be missed."

From the Family:

Thank you for your prayers and condolences. We are very sad to have lost our sister, Karryl Smith to complications from a blood clot. We have set up a memorial fund so the family can give her a beautiful home going. She meant so much to so many people. No contribution is too small, as she also has a son who will need to be cared for. Anything you can do will help, and will be appreciated.

Wells Fargo Bank Account Name:
Memorial Fund for Karryl Smith
Acct# 1939396865
Routing# 121042882
Routing# for International wires: WFBIUS6S

Donate online with PayPal: specialonefund@yahoo.com

Or mail your donation to:
McNary - Morgan - Greene & Jackson
3630 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 848-1238
Attn: Karryl Smith Funeral Fund
Please make checks and money orders payable to: Karryl Smith Memorial Fund

Thank you for all of your support and well-wishes!

Producer Bosko takes his own experience and financial nightmare to inspire the heartfelt "Occupy Until Wall Street Crumbles"... Read the story behind the song below and you will see where his inspiration comes from.



The Occupy Walls Street movement is personal for multi-talented, Grammy Award Winning Platinum producer, rapper, singer and songwriter Bosko, and you can hear it in his new song "Occupy Until...".

When Bosko used his lifesavings and a bank loan to build his family dream home, he never dreamed the bank would go out of business. Nonetheless, in the middle of construction, the federal government seized IndyMac Bank for illegal business practices, stopping Bosko's loan and preventing him from building his family home. To make matters worse, another bank acquired Bosko's loan from IndyMac and threatened to foreclose. Pushed up against the wall, Bosko decided to fight back. Representing himself with no law degree, the USC graduate was able to sue the Banks, and through a grueling two-year federal court battle, stop the foreclosure, and force a favorable settlement.

Now, on the heels of his recent success as a writer and performer on J. Cole's #1 Album and worldwide hit "Workout", Bosko felt it was time to add his voice to the Occupy Wall Street Movement with his new song "Occupy Until..."

Portland super producer Trox supplies tracks for 50 Cent's latest project "The Big 10"... Check out "You Took My Heart" from 50 Cent, which is produced by Portland's Trox[@iamtrox]







DOWNLOAD "THE BIG 10" MIXTAPE HERE

Check out this dope video from Mac Lethal as he kills "Look At Me Now".... This is dope right here....

2:52 PM

INSANE DUNK ARTIST

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Check out this dude and his amazing hops... Only 5'10" and is jumping out the gym on you lames.. this is how I used to dunk....

Check out this great promo from Stevo & Triple SB talking about his performance at The Greatest Rap Show Ever on December 9th in Portland, OR with special guests Cool Nutz, Vursatyl, TxE, Serge Severe, DJ Wicked,and more.....



Check out Chad Bro Chad also promoting The Greatest Rap Show Ever...



DOWNLOAD THE GREATEST RAP SHOW EVER CD SAMPLER

4:03 PM

NEW VIDEO: TNT "MY LIFE"

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Check out my guy TNT in his new video "My Life" which was shot entirely in Hawaii.. This is a must see clip and the song is dope as well and was produced by our friend HI-Q from Norway.... Also shout out to Todd G at Gorilla Gospel...



Video was shot and directed by
http://www.eagleeyesmedia.net
Directed by Damon Fontleroy
Edited by Damon Fontleroy

Check out this great tour video from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's recent run of the West Coast. They are truly killin shit with all SOLD OUT shows. Tune in and support people..



Also check out the amazingly funny clip for "And We Danced"...

Check out this great video from J BRE featuring Luck One and Grynch... Nice and nice visuals as well. Support Northwest music.

Check out Macklemore & Ryan Lewis perform "Can't Hold Us" live on Knocksteady Live. Catch Macklemore & Ryan Lewis in a city near you on his current tour.

TOUR DATES HERE & MORE INFORMATION ON MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS

Check out this new clip from The #1 Stunna aka Birdman in "Y.U. Mad" featuring Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne... The vehicle in this video says it all... Check it out.

5:01 PM

NEW VIDEO: MAFFEW RAGAZINO "CITY OF GOD"

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Check out this dope video from Maffew Ragazino for the joint "City Of God"... Really nice MC that you should be checking for people.

Got a chance to check out Wale(@Wale) live last night in Portland and I must say that he had the joint jumpin. Make sure that you pick up his new album "Ambition" which is getting some in my tape deck, especially thanks to my wife. Here is the official video for "Lotus Flower Bomb" that you should definitely check out.

Check out this great promo for The Greatest Rap Show Ever which takes place on December 9th in Portland Or... We have an all-star line up for you and you won't want to miss this. If you don't believe me, just ask Chad Bro Chad....





DOWNLOAD THE GREATEST RAP SHOW EVER SAMPLER CD

Check out this new video from Juicy J feat. Kreayshawn "Get Higher"... Shout out to The Whitegirl Mob...

Brand new music from Gucci Mane and White Girl Mob repper V-Nasty... Look out for the new album "BAYTL" coming December 13th via Warner Bros. Records... It's going down people....



Gucci Mane & V-Nasty - "F**k You" feat. Slim Dunkin by GucciMane

Check out this new fire from Action Bronson & Statik Selektah "Not Enough Words"....

Make sure that you check out our homie The Grouch this holiday season on his yearly tour "How The Grouch Stole Christmas".. This year Grouch & www.HipHopDX.com have put together an amazing line up consisting of Zion I, Eligh, Evidence, and DJ Fresh.. The Eugene and Portland dates of the tour will feature special appearance and hosting by Cool Nutz... Make sure that you don't miss it, as this will be a show that you won't want to miss..





GET TICKETS HERE AND MORE TOUR INFORMATION

Check out the new project from our homie Mikey Vegaz as he drops his latest mixtape "Kush & Codeine" for FREE download via his website www.Pyrexmedia.com... This is one of the best mixtapes to hit the streets in quite sometime...





DOWNLOAD MIKEY VEGAZ "KUSH AND CODEINE" HERE

Check out the visuals for the title track from Cool Nutz's latest album "The Cook Up". This video was shot by Beejan Iranshad and is the latest contribution to hip-hop from Cool Nutz and is promo to The Greatest Rap Show Ever.... Check it out.

DOWNLOAD "THE COOK UP" HERE....

5:22 PM

Luda drops some knowledge on the new school

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Ludacris shoots some bullets at Drake, Big Sean and all the New School "Rappers"

We recently returned from The Dell/Intel Sponsored Noisey Tour with the homies Kreayshawn, V-Nasty, Young Hawaii Slim, DJ Fatboy, Lady Tragik, Danny Dee, and the OG homie Stretch... We had a great time on the road with Neon Indian and the staff from Vice Magazine, and all the great college campuses that we visited.

We also made a stop in New Orleans at Voodoo Festival as well, which was amazing.

Don't forget to visit www.Kreayshawn.com for the latest and greatest on Kreayshawn..

Also follow the homies on Twitter: @kreayshawn @tharealvnasty @younghawaiislim @djfatboy @ladytragik @dannydee @townthizzness and OG Bill The Bus Driver...







Check out a day in the life of Cool Nutz "The Aspiring Mogul" as he travels between Portland, Los Angeles, and Vancouver BC with Kreayshawn, V-Nasty, DJ Fatboy, Hawaii Slim, DJ 2 Stacks, and OG Stretch....

Enjoy the shenanigans of life on the road...

11:03 AM

NEW VIDEO: J.PINDER "GO FARTHER"

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Check out the visuals from the homie J.Pinder that gives you some behind the scenes views of the hustle and journey to "Go Far" which hit iTunes today for download. Make sure that you support the homie and check out some of that good Northwest dope.

Check out this great show that I found on the web. The Misadventures of The Awkward Black Girl... Here is episode 1-3. Check this out people. Shouts to Destinee and Kilaa..







Music Video for HALFMANHALF x G_Force's first single, "Satellites", off their free album GLOW (www.oneovertwo.com). Featuring: Michele Wylen, Tope (TxE) and DJ Ozroc.

Director Editor and CInematographer : Kit Crenshaw
Cinematographer: Morgan Mitchell
Editor and Color: Travis Leech (freshcoldproduce.com)
Presented By: www.freshselects.net

Cool Nutz prepares for The Greatest Rap Show Ever with the release of the sampler CD to give fans a chance to experience the acts that will be featured on the show that is set to take place on December 9th in Portland OR at The Ash Street... Check out the sampler which features music from Vursatyl, Serge Severe, Triple SB, TxE, Mikey Vegaz, and More...

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1. Cool Nutz-Tax Brackets
2. Serge Severe-Here Comes The Man
3. Mikey Vegaz-Glory
4. Vursatyl-Mr. Gusto
5. TxE-Get It Back
6. Cool Nutz-Gas Team feat. Bosko and Pricy
7. Illmaculate-Ladder Climb feat. DJ Fatboy
8. Mikey Vegaz-DOA feat. Kenny Mack, Dubble OO, and Cool Nutz
9. Triple SB-Pardon My Jetlag
10. Cool Nutz-Ain't A Game feat Maniac Lok and DJ Fatboy


DOWNLOAD THE GREATEST RAP SHOW EVER SAMPLER HERE

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PURCHASE TICKETS FOR THE GREATEST RAP SHOW EVER HERE

Portland standout rapmaster Illmaculate recently dropped his latest project entitled "The Skrill Walton" EP for free download via his website www.IRapBetter.com. This project is the lead up to his upcoming project "Skrill Talk" which will hit stores in January of 2012.

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DOWNLOAD ILLMACULATE "THE SKRILL WALTON" EP NOW

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Here are the first visual and musical previews from Mikey Vegaz's upcoming projects "DF4" and "Kush & Codeine"... These are both dope projects that drop on 10.11.2011 via Mikey's website www.PyrexMedia.com....

This is the first official visual and trailer for Illmaculate's "Skrill Talk" album....

Check it out people.. The album drops 1.24.2012.....

Check out the lil homies from 5 Line Entertainment and their debut video "Ride In The Streets" from their upcoming yet to be titled album.

This is some official Portland Turf music....

Check out my dude Beejan's new video "Appreciate The Love" which was shot yesterday at Occupy Portland 2011..... Make sure that you spread the word and the visuals.....

2:02 PM

NEW VIDEO: JAY ROCK "MONEY"

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Check out this new money from Watts, CA own Jay Rock. This is the new video for "Money".... Support my dude and the movement.. Shout out to Strange Music and TDE...

1:20 PM

NEW VIDEO: CURRENSY "WAYS TO KILL EM"

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Check out the new video from Currensy "Ways To Kill Em". This is from the new mixtape "Verde Terrace" with DJ Drama..



12:54 PM

NEW VIDEO: FRANK OCEAN "SWIM GOOD"

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Check out the new visuals from Frank Ocean with "Swim Good"... This is some really dope music...

FRANK OCEAN [swim good] from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.

1:46 PM

Win Tickets To See Jay Z and Kanye West in Tacoma

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Check out this new project from Lil Wayne to keep you over until the new album The Carter IV drops. Download the project and enjoy...



Check out this new video from Andre Nickatina & The Jakca... this joint is called "Square Crows"..... Catch Cool Nutz with Andre Nickatina and Mistah Fab in September on The Money Shark Tour....

Check out the incredible video for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's powerful track "Wings".... This is dedicated to all of the sneaker heads out there. Make sure you listen to the words and not just be captivated by the ill Jordan's in the video....

Check out the visuals of the collab of Pusha T of The Clipse and Tyler, The Creator on "Trouble On My Mind"... This is a unique video, as well as a dope song.

Here is one of the first visuals from Cool Nutz's upcoming album "The Cook Up".. This gives you an in-depth view of what true hate can motivate someone do. This is film like promo for "The Cook Up" which drops on August 2nd via www.RapHater.com....

4:11 AM

NEW VIDEO: ANDRE NICKATINA "MONEY SHARK"

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Check out this new visual from our dude Andre Nickatina for the new joint "Money Shark"... Catch Cool Nutz on The Money Shark Tour on select dates. Log on to www.AndreNickatina.com..




Check out The Money Shark Tour Promo

9:59 PM

NEW VIDEO: TALIBAN "BLACK BAG"

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Check out the latest video from Portland's Taliban for "Black Bag"....

Cool Nutz takes you for a visit of Spud Fish & Chips in Seattle, WA. This is one of the historical spots on Alki Beach. Check it out...

9:45 PM

NEW VIDEO: YUNG MIL "BRING IT HOME"

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Portland's Yung Mil drops new visuals for his joint "Bring It Home" which documents his trip to NYC to meet with Russell Simmons and Kevin Lyles. Check it out people.

Check out this dope Drumstep remix of E-40's slap "Candy Paint" which features Slimm Thug and Bun B. This remix was done by our good friend DJ Fatboy, and I must say that this is some Audio Dope.



E-40 Feat. DJ Fatboy "Candy Paint" Drumstep REMIX by DJFatboy

Check out this great new visual for the track "DOA" featuring Mikey Vegaz and Kenny Mack.

Send mail to:
Nathan Burke (72370-065)
FCI Lompoc Federal Correction Institute
3600 Guard Road
Lompoc CA 93436

12:43 PM

NEW VIDEO: GRYNCH "All I Wanna Do" FEAT. SOL

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Check out this new video from our Seattle family Grynch featuring Sol on "All I Wanna Do".... Support the movement of quality Northwest music.

12:49 AM

NEW AUDIO: LUCK ONE "BREAKTHROUGH"

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Check out the new joint "Breakthrough" from Luck One's upcoming mixtape "King of The Northwest" which is available on August 30th.

Check out the visuals for this street anthem from LA's own Kenny Kingpin. Download the mixtape "Rubbeband Ready" on iTunes now.


8:39 PM

NEW VIDEO: ANIMAL FARM "WHAT I DO"

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Check out the visuals for the latest video from Animal Farm, taken from their latest album "Culture Shock". This album has some great tunes on it and you should definitely check it out. Purchase Animal Farm "Culture Shock"

3:26 PM

ON THE RISE: YUNG MIL HITS BET'S 106 & PARK

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Check out Portland's own Yung Mil on 106 & Park on BET. He's repping crazy for the city.

12:13 PM

NEW VIDEO: K-BOY FEAT. KENDRICK LAMAR "MALCOLM X"

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Check out the visuals for K-Boy's latest track "Malcolm X" featuring Kendrick Lamar. Support my dude and the entire Division movement....

K-Boy Feat. Kendrick Lamar - "Malcolm X" from K Boy on Vimeo.

9:18 PM

NEW VIDEO: Stevo feat. Los "Smoke Somethin"

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Check out the latest video from my homies Stevo of Triple SB feat Los. This is taken from the mixtape "Pardon My Jet Lag" which is available for FREE below...




10:25 AM

NEW AUDIO: J.Cole feat. Bosko "Workout"[Bosko Remix]

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Check out the brand new remix of J.Cole's "Workout" featuring Bosko.... This dope remix is done by none other then Bosko. Bosko sets it off on the talkbox on this version of "Workout"...



2:12 PM

NEW MUSIC: COOL NUTZ "KANGOL"

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This just in.... Cool Nutz drops new audio from "The Cook Up" with this stupid slap entitled "Kangol".... This song is definitely something to listen to......




Cool Nutz-Kangol-Dirty by CoolNutz

2:03 PM

NEW VIDEO: iLLA "BlakaBlaka"

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Check out the visuals for iLLA's new video "BlakaBlaka"......

Check out this brand new video from LA's own Jay Rock, as he drops the visuals featuring Kendrick Lamar from the debut video from his upcoming album "Follow Me Home" which hits stores on July 26th via Strange Music.

7:02 AM

New Audio: J.Cole feat. Bosko "Workout"

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Check out this brand new leak from Roc Nation artist J. Cole featuring Portland Super Producer Bosko "Workout"... This will be on J.Cole's upcoming album. Enjoy this hot joint.

12:44 AM

Luck One "Sounds Of My City"[VIDEO]

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Check out the new video from Luck One for the track "Sounds Of My City" which is taken from his latest album "True Theory"..... Make sure that support Northwest Hip-Hop and purchase the album on iTunes.

This is one of the first leaks from "The Cook Up"... This joint is entitled "Portland Yelled Out".... It features West Coast heavyhitter Maniac Lok... Make sure that you download/stream/share this joint.....

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Cool Nutz feat Maniac Lok-Portland Yelled Out by CoolNutz

12:17 AM

Syko drops "The Best of Syko" Vol. 1

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9:27 PM

The Greatest Wal-Mart Tribute Ever

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You will never look at Wal Mart the same after watching this video....

3:07 PM

DUNA drops visual for "Blow" from upcoming album.....

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Check out this new video from The Bay's own DUNA on his new track "Blow" from his upcoming albums "The Mac" Vol. 1 & 2. Make sure that you support DUNA and The Thizz NW movement.


Cool Nutz & Potluck have been long time collaborators and nothing is more apparent of this then their latest work on the DJ Quik produced "The Good Life"... This is taken from both of their upcoming album "The Cook Up" and "Rhymes & Resin"... Check out "The Good Life" and get a dose of what is to come.


Cool Nutz feat Potluck THE GOOD LIFE by CoolNutz



Rakz Entertainment Presents..."Portlandia The Mixtape". Starring: Infinitrakz, L.C. Jetson and Aaron O'Bryan Smith who combined efforts to bring you a Hip-Hop N R&B explosion.

Make sure you vote for Aaron O'Bryan Smith June 1st as he will be performing on 106&Park. Text M2 to 79922 on June 1st at 3:30pm to VOTE. Support the NW movement ya dig!!!!!! #RAKZLIFE Follow Us: @InfinitRakz @lc_jetson @aaronobryan www.infinitrakz.com

Check out the brand new video from Portland's Exquisite Rap Duo, with the hilarious song and video for "Step Mom".... Hip-Hop should always be enjoyable.



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 DJBooth.net. 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.


Unique Squared and Quality Control Present: The Official SXSW Mixtape Tracklist
1. Do You Agree ft. Nio Tha Gift & Al Gator (prod. by IMakeMadBeats)
2. Any Means Necessary ft. Skipp Coon & Catalyst (prod. by Trox)
3. Turn It Out ft. Artifacts (prod. by King I Divine)
4. Bak Atcha ft. Big Rec (prod. by 44th P)
5. Freestyle - Bus Joint ft. Oneway (prod. by Martin)
6. All Alone ft. Ro Spit (prod. by Apollo Brown)
7. No Quarter ft. J-Live (prod. by D.R.U.G.S.)
8. Crazy ft. Gods’illa (prod. by House Shoes)
9. Headshots ft. MidaZ THE BEAST (prod. by Vanderslice)
10. Friday Night Fights ft. Khaleel (prod. by Panik)
11. Proceed With Caution (PWC) ft. TzarIZM & Synopse (prod. by Dynamite Bros.)
12. SHOUTROLUDE Pt 1 & 2 ft. Various Artists (prod. by Dynamite Bros. + Arablak)
13. Our Town (Houston TX) ft. Niyat (prod. by Sureshot Brothers)
14. Freestyle ft. Hanif WondiR (prod. by Meks)
15. Freestyle ft. Foul Mouth Jerk [prod. by Crazy DJ Bazarro (Beatminerz)]
16. Van Gogh ft. Dynas (prod. Von Pea)
17. Th3rd ft. Th3rd (prod. by TN2 Productions)
18. Gimme My Space ft. D.O.S. & Chi-Ill (prod. by Big Rus)
19. Good Man ft. Tef Poe, Cool Nutz & Mikey Vegaz (prod. by Jony Fraze)
20. Freestyle ft. J. Sands [prod. by Crazy DJ Bazarro (Beatminerz)]
21. Skewby Freestyle Austin TX ft. Skewby (prod. by Vinroc)
22. Things Just Ain’t Right ft. Infinito 2017 (prod. by D.R.U.G.S.)
23. I’m Gone ft. Jae Musick & CapitalSS (prod. by Von Pea)
24. The 9th Inning (Victory) ft. TRUTHLiVE, Thaione Davis & The 17th (prod. by Tone Beatz)
25. My Style is Major ft. Bosko, Yonas & Punchline (prod. by Keelay)
26. Without Hands ft. Tanya Morgan, Che Grand, King Mez & Skyzoo (prod. by Veterano)
27. Unfortunate ft. Nick Javas & Khaleel Connect (prod. by Dynamite Bros.)
28. People ft. 4-IZE (prod. by Von Pea)
29. Every Step I Take ft. Moe Green (prod. by GenErik)
30. Actual Fact Jon Hope, Fokis, Casual (prod. by Jake One)
31. OUTRO ft. Various Artists (prod. by D.R.U.G.S.)


DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL SXSW MIXTAPE HERE....




A sneak preview of the upcoming Tope beat CD, FREELEMONADE, dropping soon on http://FRESHselects.net & http://itsTOPE.com
Directed & Edited by Noah Porter
"CutNow" produced by Tope

http://FRESHselects.net/tag/tope
http://itsTOPE.com
http://tope.bandcamp.com
http://twitter.com/itsTOPE
http://facebook.com/Tope

11:08 PM

Tech N9ne Drop debut single from "All 6's and 7's"

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Check out these great visuals for Tech N9ne's latest single "Mental Giant". This is taken from his upcoming album "All 6's and 7's" which hits stores on June 7th.

The NW Breakout Show has some extra pairs of tickets to give away, if you want a chance to win them click the poster and enter to win.

12:49 AM

Judge Mathis doesn't support Deadbeat Dads & Stereotypes

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You better be careful stepping in front of Judge Mathis when not handling your business with your kids....

Check out the visuals for the certified banger from Kendrick Lamar "HiiiPoWer"... This is hip-hop at it's finest...

I like this shit right here. Young Jeezy's artist 2Eleven and The Game's artist Compton Menace bring on this hood slap.... "Trap House"

11:23 AM

New Video: Session "Up All Night"

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check out these visuals from Portland's own Session for the slap "Up All Night".... Stay tuned....

Here is the official battle of Illmaculate vs. 9DM. This was of epic proportions people. Tune in...

Check out this great battle featuring Illmaculate & TheSaurus in their quest for world rap supremacy. Illmaculate is everywhere right now people....

If you are looking to go to see Usher and Akon in Portland on May 26th, you will want to tune in to the Northwest Breakout Show tonight.... We are giving away 3 pairs of tickets to the concert. Listen tonight and call 503 248 1075 for your chance to win.

We are looking for caller #7.

We are going hard tonight people.

FOR MORE INFORMATION LOG ON WILD 107.5


This video is taken from the movie and soundtrack of "Killingsworth". A documentary about Portland street legend Lil Smurf. Make sure that you check out the entire documentary.

11:07 AM

Park Boyz Drop Official Video for "Yea Dat"

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Check out these visuals for Portland's own Park Boyz as they drop "Yea Dat"...

This is just a glimpse into what happened at Grind Time Now: Northwest Division Bridge City Battle 5 in Portland. Illmaculate vs. 9DM was the headline battle and sure didn't disappoint people. Make sure that you check this out.

2:04 PM

Mistah Fab drops "Sneakerheads" video.....

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Check out this great video for the new joint for "Sneakerheads" by Mistah Fab....

This is a battle that took place during Illmacualte's most recent visit to Europe. In this battle he takes on Scotland's Respek BA and does the Northwest proud. Check it out people. Don't forget to download "The Green Tape" HERE.

Check out Northern California's Omni as he drops the visuals for his latest video "100 Bands" featuring Bay Area standouts The Jacka and Laroo. Make sure that look for more visuals and album from Omni....

Check out visuals for E-40's latest visual for the soon to be hit "Candy Paint" which features appearances from Bun B and Slim Thug. This video was shot in the streets of Houston, TX and gives a glimpse into the Southern car lifestyle of Candy Paint and riding on slab and grippin grain. Make sure that you check out the latest installment of the "Revenue Retrievin" series of double CD's from The Ambassador of The Bay.



PURCHASE REVENUE RETRIEVIN "OVERTIME SHIFT" and "GRAVEYARD SHIFT" HERE

PURCHASE YOUR E-40 GEAR HERE

The homies Animal Farm from Portland have just dropped a slew of new content with their debut single "Test Of Time" featuring Talib Kweli, Video for "Pop Music", and new album "Culture Shock" which dropped today. They have been getting an amazing response, and you should also jump on the bandwagon now before they explode into international rap stars. Purchase the new album "Culture Shock" here..

Animal Farm "Pop Music" Official Video



Animal Farm featuring Talib Kweli "Test Of Time"

Animal Farm ft. Talib Kweli "Test of Time" by AnimalFarm

Check out the latest visual from my homie Calvin Valentine aka Calvy P, as he drops visuals for "No Good" from his latest album "Valentines Day".... This is from one of Portland's most creative artists/producers.... Support the movement.... Purchase Valentines Day Here

Check out this great feature on the Portland Music Scene from marketing giant Weiden+Kennedy. This showcases some of the top recording studios in the city. Enjoy my friends....

Super Producer Bosko recently visited his homeland of Ghana, Africa and was featured on the major television show "The One Show". Check out this great international feature on one of the Northwest's standout hip-hop producers.



DOWNLOAD BOSKO "THE TALKBOX KING" MIXTAPE FREE

1. What A Talkbox Can Do (Intro)
2. Let Me Tell You Somethin-T.I. feat. Bosko
3. Machine Gun Funk-Notorious BIG feat. Bosko
4. Shutterbugg-Big Boi feat. Bosko
5. Sunshine-Lil Flip feat. Bosko
6. Workout Plan-Kanye West feat. Bosko
7. World Wide-Tupac feat. Bosko
8. Walktadis-D.B.A. feat. Bosko
9. Crushed-Limp Bizkit feat. Bosko
10. Enjoy-Tech N9ne feat. Bosko
11. Slow It Down-Drake feat. Bosko
12. In Love Again-Young Dro feat. Bosko
13. May be the One-Al-One feat.Bosko
14. She’s Mine-Bosko feat. E40 & Cool Nutz
15. Love In This Club (Usher)-Bosko
16. Always On My Mind (Acapella)-Bosko

Tonight we celebrate my birthday in grand fashion at The Ash Street in Portland, OR. Looking forward to seeing friends, family, and fans come out. We have a great line up for you and look forward to everyone coming out and having a great time tonight.

See you there.





Here is also a FREE gift to you as well....

DOWNLOAD COOL NUTZ "THE MIRACLE" FOR FREE RIGHT HERE AND RIGHT NOW....



Just released today is an all new, full-length compilation presented by Portland blog FRSH SLCTS and DJ party Ante Up, entitled This Is PRTLND 1.5
The album features 24 tracks from Portland, OR artists - including everyone from Illmaculate (The Green Tape) to Cool Nutz (NW Break Out Show) to Lifesavas (Quannum) to Bosko (Big Boi's "Shutterbugg") to Grillade (Ragen Fykes' new group, featured on Big KRIT's Krit Wuz Here live EP) to devonwho (remix for DaM-Funk/Stones Throw, release on All City Records) to TxE (Willamette Week's Best New Bands 2011) & everything in between.
We even have some extra special out-of-town guests, including Freeway, Mayer Hawthorne and !llmind, all collaborating w/ PRTLND artists.

This is just a glimpse of what the City of Portland has to offer. Make sure that you take advantage of this FREE download, as well as the latest single from Al. One featuring Freeway and DJ Wicked.

TRACKLISTING:
1. Stewart Villain – Pac Man’s Demise
2. TxE – The Intro (prod. TROX)
3. iLLA – AIRplane (DaveNotti Remix)
4. Al-One feat. Freeway & DJ Wicked – Can’t Stop (prod. Chase Moore)
5. Vinnie DeWayne – St. John’s Bridge (prod. PaperChase)
6. Hi-Res – Waffle Fries
7. Tope feat. Cool Nutz & Illmaculate – Yours
8. Mat Randol feat. Jon Belz – Cloudy (prod. Kid-A)
9. DaveNotti – Fire Mountain (instrumental)
10. N.VS x Calvin Valentine feat. BE.Water & Sam Trump – Who Run It (prod. G_Force)
11. Illmaculate feat. OnlyOne & J-Rome – Last Warning (prod. Illmind)
12. Al-One feat. KP & Bosko – May Be The One (prod. TROX)
13. M64 x Grillade – In The Pocket (Remix)
14. AM: Neja (Theory Hazit & Othello) – 1,000 Paper Cranes (prod. Mayer Hawthorne)
15. Hi-Res – Default Grooves (Wireframe)
16. Braille – Up (prod. Xperiment)
17. DaiN – DaiNtendo
18. Young X feat. Epp – Take Note (prod. Stewart Villain)
19. Theory Hazit – We Are The Ones (devonwho Remix)
20. Living Proof – Independent (prod. Tope)
21. Luck-One – Listen To The Rain (prod. Tony Ozier)
22. Lawz Spoken x Epp – Send Me An Angel
23. Lifesavas – And The Soul Goes On (prod. Rev Shines)
24. Natasha Kmeto – A Way To Love Me (devonwho Remix)

DOWNLOAD THIS IS PORTLAND Vol. 1.5 HERE FREE

DOWNLOAD Al-One "Can't Stop" featuring Freeway & Produced by Chase Moore

Check out this great footage of Cool Nutz rocking University of Montana on May 4th along with Illmaculate, Blue Scholars, Wapikiya Records, and DJ Fatboy.

12:23 AM

New Video: Mighty "Like A" feat. Rezzo

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Check out Portland's own Mighty as he drops visuals for his latest video "Like A" featuring Rezzo. You can check out Mighty on 106th & Park on June 29th. Make sure that you support good music coming from Portland.

Check out the latest video from Portland's own Black Govament for their banger "Govament Name". Black Govament has been holding it down in grand fashion, and now they give you this for the ladies. Check it out...

Check out this clip from the recording of the upcoming album from one of the NW's finest Braille. If the beats on this clip are any indication of the upcoming album, it looks like Braille might have a classic on his hands people. These tracks I am hearing are sounding EPIC. Check this out.

Braille - The Making of Native Lungs Day 3 from Humble Beast Records on Vimeo.

Check out the new video from Portland standout Kenny Mack as he debuts his new video "Stayn On My Job" from his upcoming album "Take Me To Your Leaders"... Support the movement of quality music.

Cool Nutz opens the doors of Portland radio to Independent artists with The Northwest Breakout Show. Artists now have an outlet to expose their music to the masses on Portland's Wild 107.5's Northwest Breakout Show which airs every Sunday from 9pm-12am.

Check out this promo video for one of the only shows that gives true support to Independent artists.....

Portland rap heavyweight drops this thoughtful track "Monotheism" from his recent released solo album "True Theory".... Make sure that you check out one of Portland's finest....

Check out the latest visual from the homie Tope who is one half of Living Proof & TxE... This is from his debut solo album "Soul Music". Check him out and grab a copy of "Soul Music".....

Make sure that you check out the latest contribution to hip-hop culture from heavyweight rhyme slinger Illmaculate x G_Force aka Calvin Valentine. The duo team up to bring you "The Green Tape", which has taken the hip-hop world by storm. Make sure that you check out this FREE download which is brought to you by www.FRESHselects.net, Sandpeople, and www.WapikiyaRecords.com......



After an almost two-year hiatus, FRSH SLCTS has finally re-launched
& for its debut release we present to you... Illmaculate x G_Force - The Green Tape AVAILABLE NOW!

The Green Tape matches up two of Portland, Oregon's brightest talents - Illmaculate (two-time winner of the World Rap Championship, Scribble Jam 2004, GrindTimeNow, www.WapikiyaRecords.com, etc)
& up-and-coming producer, G_Force (aka Calvin Valentine, producer for Talib Kweli's Blacksmith label, Strong Arm Steady, Planet Asia, TxE & more), as they re-work soul legend Al Green's 2008 comeback album, Lay It Down, originally produced by ?uestlove & James Poyser of The Roots - song-by-song with G_Force sampling the originals & flipping them into completely new works while Illmaculate uses the songs' concepts as launching pads into some of his most personal works to date.

This project is just an introduction of what is to come from Ilmaculate's debut release "Skrill Talk" which will feature Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Inspektah Deck, Crooked I, and more, which will hit stores this Fall.

Look out for much more from The Green Tape still to come, as well as more original FRSH SLCTS releases.
Full info & links below:

POST: http://www.FRESHselects.net/illmaculate-x-g_force-the-green-tape
MP3: http://www.FRESHselects.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/FRSH-SLCTS-001-Illmaculate-x-G_Force-The-Green-Tape.zip
COVER ART: http://www.FRESHselects.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/GREEN-TAPE-front-cover.jpg
YOUTUBE PREVIEW: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rccqcqKyKXg
ILLMACULATE MAILING LIST: http://jusfamilyrecords.us2.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=7cb7f30201eb63a0591bdaf73&id=92dc2eaa04(please include)



Check out "Introduction" from COOL NUTZ ='S DOPE which hits stores this Spring on Jus Family Records/Executive Branch Management....... Album features appearances from E-40, Messy Marv, Kurupt, Krizz Kaliko, Bosko, Maniac Lok, Mikey Vegaz, Kenny Mack, and More.....

Cool Nutz-Introduction-Clean by CoolNutz

IF YOU LOVE FREE MUSIC THEN YOU WILL WANT TO DOWNLOAD THIS....

11:36 PM

Odd Future Gets Signed

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This is some funny shit right here.

The first visual from "Respect B4 Success", the dope new album from T.Soprano. Album features Glasses Malone, Jacka, Mistah Fab, Luni Coleone, and More...

In a true show of support of new talent, hip-hop mogul and major stunter Diddy brought out Bay Area newcomer Lil B aka The Based God in Austin TX at The Fader Fort at SXSW. Take a look for yourself.

8:30 AM

Brand Jordan Laces Cool Nutz+Crew with Jordan Max Air

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Shouts out to our people at Brand Jordan for always keeping us crispy with fresh kicks and apparel. Fresh out the box, we were met with the pleasant surprise of the brand new Jordan Max Air's. With the dope color pattern, we couldn't be mad at all that we had some fresh joints to stunt on em at SXSW.... Stay posted....

If you are in the Austin, TX area for SXSW, make sure that you check out this great panel on Friday March 18th which features Portland's own Cool Nutz alongside industry heavyweights Blueprint, Zach Quillen(Agency Group), John Shaw(Select O Hits), Jessica Weber(Co Sign), Shad(Decon), and more. This is going to be a very informative panel that you won't want to miss people.

Cool Nutz, Super Producer Bosko, Illmaculate, DJ Fatboy, and Dubble 00 all touched down at SXSW on Wednesday March 16th in Austin, TX. Looking to have an incredible stay in Austin, the guys started the day of with visits to showcases featuring Tech N9ne, Mistah Fab, Droop-E, DJ Premiere, Binary Star, Immortal Technique, Mac Miller, and more. Look out for more exciting blog entries from your favorite NW rap scholars.


Bosko posted up with Droop E, Work Dirty, and Moe Green


Portland's own Luck One and Cool Nutz posted up after Luck One's performance at SXSW


Cool Nutz and Mistah Fab posted up at Venue 222 before Fab's performance


The nightlife of 6th Street at SXSW 2011 in Austin, TX


DJ Fatboy and Dubble OO The Champ on the streets of Austin, TX at SXSW 2011

With the looming release of COOL NUTZ ='S DOPE slated for May 10th, 2011, we here at Jus Family Records wanted to give you a quick little taste of what the album is sounding like. This joint right here is called "The Greatest" and we figured that we would give you a little visual to go along with it. Check it out people....

Check out Cool Nutz, Illmaculate, and Calvin Valentine as they give you behind the scenes footage of their visit to the UK in support of Illmaculate's quest for world rap dominance. Check out the footage.

Check out the brand new joint from Porltand super-spitter Serge Severe which was just leaked from his upcoming album "Back On My Rhymes" which features Jus Family Records own Cool Nutz and Portland Young Gun Luck One...The joint is entitled "No Bitin Allowed", and I must say, this joint is hot.



Serge Severe-No Bitin' Allowed feat. Luck One & Cool Nutz by sergesevere



Check out footage of Cool Nutz out in Manchester UK promoting for the upcoming album "Skrill Talk". Look out for the upcoming release on Wapikiya Records.

Check out another visual from the homie Omni Alien featuring Mistah Fab and Dubble OO for the hot track "So Cold"...Get ready for his debut album featuring E-40, Jacka, Krizz Kaliko, LaRoo, Cool Nutz, Arjay, and Many More.

If in the area, come out and check out Illmaculate and Cool Nutz in the United Kingdom(Manchester & London) for some great battle action and live performances. This is going to be fun people. Come out and support.






11:00 AM

Impressive Fast Rap....

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Now this is an impressive display of wordplay. Check out the homie Watsky...

Check out the first visual from Kenny Mack & Mikey Vegaz's upcoming project "The Money Rules". "Iller Nigga" is the debut video from the upcoming project. Check out and look out for the upcoming project.

Look for more visuals and more dope music to come from this collaboration of extra creative minds, and Illmaculate & G-Force team up for "The Green Tape".....It's gonna be a problem.... Look for FREE download in the coming months from Wapikiya Records....




Super Producer Bosko drops a FREE download for your listening pleasure of his greatest Talkbox appearances. Make sure that you enjoy the tasty morsel for the ears.

Bosko – Talkbox King
ElectroSpit vol.1

What A Talkbox Can Do (Intro)
Let Me Tell You Somethin-T.I. feat. Bosko
Machine Gun Funk-Notorious BIG feat. Bosko
Shutterbugg-Big Boi feat. Bosko
Sunshine-Lil Flip feat. Bosko
Workout Plan-Kanye West feat. Bosko
World Wide-Tupac feat. Bosko
Walktadis-D.B.A. feat. Bosko
Crushed-Limp Bizkit feat. Bosko
Enjoy-Tech N9ne feat. Bosko
Slow It Down-Drake feat. Bosko
In Love Again-Young Dro feat. Bosko
May be the One-Al-One feat.Bosko
She's Mine-Bosko feat. E40 & Cool Nutz
Love In This Club (Usher)-Bosko
Always On My Mind (Acapella)-Bosko


Check out the new video from Cool Nutz feat. Mikey Vegaz "Higher" from the upcoming album "Cool Nutz ='s DOPE".....Check it out people....

8:43 PM

Cool Nutz Unleashes New Single "Baseball Numbers"

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Check out the new single for Cool Nutz's latest single "Baseball Numbers" from his latest album "Incredible"... Support the movement and spread the gospel of quallity music.




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