#MUSIC NEWS

Nasty Nas Now Owns His Own Record Label

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Nasir will be signing his own checks, stank you very much.

Unearthed

Coalmine Records Celebrates 10 Years In The Game With ‘Unearthed’ Album

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The NY-based label toasts to a decade of quality Hip-Hop.

#music videos

Fashawn – “The Beginning” Video

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Been a minute since we've heard <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/fashawn">Fashawn's</a> name, right?

P Money

P-Money Ft. Freddie Gibbs & Fashawn – “Break It Down”

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Let's call a spade a spade: any time Freddie Gibbs blesses a track with his sixteen, you kind of have to hit play.

This Generation

Fashawn & Murs Feat. Adrian – “This Generation”

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Fashawn and Murs are feeling the good Cali vibes and evidently won't keep it to themselves.

Treacherous Records

Ab-Soul, Fashawn & One-2 – “Donnie Brasco”

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Soulo, Fashawn and One-2 take a cinematic route for the record "Donnie Brasco," taken from Treacherous Records upcoming compilation titled The Mint Room.

Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa Feat. Fashawn – “MT Money”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/wiz-khalifa">Wiz Khalifa</a> and <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/fashawn">Fashawn</a> aren't exactly natural collaborators.

WARREN G

9th Wonder Is Ready To Live Out “The Wonder Years” With New LP

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The 9th Wonder of the world has recently <a href="http://www.thesermonsdomain.com/2011/08/08/preach-on-sermon-wonder-the-throne/">been taking heat</a> for his opinions regarding Watch The Throne's quality but come September 27th, 2011, the producer will have the opportunity to prove he can do much better.

MUSIC VIDEOS

Fashawn – “Big Dreams” Video (Prod. By J. Cole)

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The theme of 'dreams' or 'dreaming' in rap right now is about as played out as my Beta copy of Ghostbusters back in 1988.

We Got Now

Boaz – The Transition

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There's a fine line between transformations and transitions, one that <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/boaz">Boaz</a> has keyed in on to become the focal point of his career in 2011.

Scheme

Closed Sessions Feat. Fashawn, Buff1 & Scheme – “Theme Music”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/02/freddie-gibbs-and-yp-something-new-video"> Periodically you'll see a <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/closed-sessions">Closed Sessions</a> post pop up around these parts and be privy to the whatever dopeness escapes from the SoundScape recording studio.

MUSIC

Fashawn Feat. J. Cole – “Nothin For The Radio”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=170119"> Featuring J. Cole on the production, J. Cole on the hook and Fashawn, sounding ironically similar to J. Cole in vocal tone. Or maybe I'm just hearing it that way. Either way, Higher Learning 2 drops later today <a href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2011/02/fashawn%E2%80%99s-higher-learning-2-dropping-on-xxlmag-com-tomorrow-cover-tracklist-revealed/">on XXL</a> so we'll update the post once it's available for free consumption.

MUSIC

Fashawn – “Dark Fantasy (Freestyle)”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=149216"> "Aggins ain't playing in CA, a lot of shit happening, Thinking bout packing & moving to Minneapolis. We from a culture of capitalists, Cut throats and savages the utmost embarrassing." Kanye’s latest project is much more a work of art than just another Hip-Hop album collecting dust in the memories of those who were around for its release like its contemporaries. Each song comes equipped with an audio presentation that is too complex and layered to be described merely as a beat. That said, it is hard to see freestyles from subpar emcees who have no business being associated with such elegance. Thankfully, Fashawn is far from a subpar emcee. Over the chilling production of Mr. West and RZA, the Fresno lyricist brings a new energy to the already epic “Dark Fantasy” with lines that are fit for a retail release. With each leak the Central Valley spokesman seems to be exposing different sides of his character, showing his versatility like a veteran at the young age of 22. The future looks bright. Download -- <a href="http://www.mediafire.com/?po5chczcheursbu">Fashawn - "Dark Fantasy (Freestyle)"</a> As an extra, here's the video for "Pass The Cohiba" from Fashawn's Grizzly City 3 mixtape.

Pierre Luc Gagnon

Fashawn – “Bart Simpson” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/08/download-dj-skee-and-fashawn-grizzly-city-3"> If you're down with decks and prefer your hip as much as your hop, then <a href="http://http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/fashawn">Fashawn's</a> new visual for "Bart Simpson" has you covered.

Omen

J. Cole Feat. Omen and Fashawn – “Relaxation”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/09/download-j-cole-the-plan"> Well aware that nonbelievers still linger, Cole's effectively doing all the things an artist should do to change their thoughts. Bars that are only getting stronger? Check. Producing? Check. He almost pulls a Jordan here, excelling and, in the process, making Fashawn and Omen sounds like bonafied stars in their own right. Still, the focus is on Cole and he delivers like a champ. Download -- <a href="http://www.mediafire.com/?6mw0s5en448t9wb">J. Cole Feat. Omen and Fashawn “Relaxation” (Prod. by J. Cole)</a> Seen: <a href="http://www.missinfo.tv/index.php/things-i-like-j-cole-feat-omen-and-fashawn-relaxation/">Miss Info</a>.

#reviews

Midterm Grades: 2010 XXL Freshman Class

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Any teacher can attest to the fact that each class taught has a different personality.

RON ARTEST

DJ Skee x Fashawn – Grizzly City 3

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<a href="http://www.refinedhype.com/mixtapes/fashawn-grizzly/fashawn-djskee-grizzlycityv3.zip"> DJ Skee continues his Alpha rapper mixtape onslaught that started with <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/08/dj-skee-the-smoking-section-present-freddie-gibbs-midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik">Freddie</a> <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/12/freddie-gibbs-the-labels-tryin-to-kill-me-the-best-of-freddie-gibbs">Gibbs</a> and continued with <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/04/download-game-the-red-room-mixtape">Game</a> and.

The Alchemist

“The Observatory” – Review Of Rakaa’s Crown Of Thorns

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/06/download-rakaa-feat-aloe-blacc-crown-of-thorns"> With <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/evidence">Evidence</a> continuing to further his solo career and no Dilated Peoples album on the horizon, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/rakaa">Rakaa Iriscience</a> appeared content to rest on his laurels.


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