SMKA x Thizzler – Darkest Before Dawn

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Just in time for A3C, the esteemed Atlanta production crew SMKA drops their new free EP, Darkest Before Dawn.

The Futuristiks

Skeme – Before My Next Statement Mixtape x “M.O.B.” Video


Who else but <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/skeme">Skeme The Duke</a> would come into the waning stretch of 2011 and cast a shadow shaped like a "W" across the game.

Nerd's Eye View

Erk Tha Jerk – “Reach The Top”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/11/erk-tha-jerk-anything-video-x-i-know"> Even if you can't directly relate, you have the appreciate an 'ol ghetto spirtual. The content is heavy and truth--generally inspired by the events of the curator or others close to them--with a tinge of pride that shines through even though life might be an oppressing affair. The tunes are usually catchy and memorable; a true sign that the work ethic is tried and true. So much that very few artists go on to match that quality and accessibility of their future records. For worse or better, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/erk-tha-jerk">Erk Tha Jerk's</a> career is still relatively young and he has one of those tracks in the ruminative and breezy "Reach The Top.

We Got Now

Erk Tha Jerk Specializes In Nerdvision

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/10/erk-tha-jerk-anything-video-x-i-know"> Unless you've padding your vision with regional bias, you already know that the Bay Area is mustering up a substantial movement for the masses to get familiar with their faces. Up next to objectify us with his IQ his the self-proclaimed "hood nerd," <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/erk-tha-jerk">Erk Tha Jerk</a>.

Tanya Morgan

The Official A3C Mixtape: Part Two

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/09/download-the-official-2010-a3c-mixtape"> Our friends at <a href="http://clatl.com/atlanta/a3c-hip-hop-festival-gives-atlanta-a-good-rap/Content?oid=2176122">Creative Loafing</a> my have said it best - A3C "is not so much a revolution as it is a renaissance" and it's one we've been looking forward to for month's now.


Balance x DJ Faze – B4: Greatest Materials

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/07/balance-feat-greenspan-rain-im-here-now-video"> The digital age has definitely birthed an interesting predicament. With more artists releasing multiple full-lengths in the course of a year, the overwhelming flood of MP3s can make it a chore to navigate through the music scene. <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/balance">Balance</a> from The Bay celebrates his Independence Day as of 2006 which essentially makes him a veteran by today's standards.

We All In

DJ Ill Will x DJ Rockstar x Balance – We All In

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The Bay Area has been on the map for years and now it just got a little more balanced.

We All In

Balance Feat. Erk Tha Jerk, Messy Marv, Clyde Carson, Big Rich & Keak Da Sneak – “Swagga Jackin” (Bay Area Remix)

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Although the West keeps it tighter than any other region when it comes to unity and collaborations, I'ma go ahead and lay down a rival division line and proclaim: this joint > <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/02/download-snoop-dogg-feat-rick-ross-yo-gotti-maino-rosco-dash-oj-da-juiceman-i-wanna-rock-interstate-trafficking-remix">“I Wanna Rock” (Interstate Trafficking Remix)</a>.

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