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Benny ELs Drops First Installment to Industry Meltdown

TruStatement is releasing Benny EL’s most recent mixtape, The Industry Meltdown, set to drop October 5th. The project features some of the hottest new & old school instrumentals from artists such as The Beastie Boys, Biggy, Wale, and Timbaland. The most refreshing angle of this mixtape is the wide variety in musical genres, as well as Benny ELs ability to showcase a natural and consistent flow over any beat that comes his way. ELs has been on a tear, tracking with TruStatement collaborators Micah, M.A.E., Baldi, Never Yet Contested, and Free Trade for months, preparing for his official album release entitled B.E.T.A., set to drop Fall of 2010. B.E.T.A. is the deadly combination of producer t. agency and emcee, Benny ELs.

Below is the first YouTube installment to Benny ELs mixtape release with the song “Unbelievable”

Download: Benny ELs – Industry Meltdown

Watch: Benny ELs – “Unbelievable”

**B.E.T.A. drop Fall of 2010**

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YouTube Classics

Stumbled on this YouTube channel that is providing nothing but classic music! If you have a second, listen to some of the tracks this guy posts. Thanks to my sister for always providing great links for great music!

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Ropeadope Presents: Snarky Puppy

Courtesy of John Novotny:

The new release entitled, “Tell Your Friends”  is Snarky Puppy’s fourth studio album, however the vision behind it is quite unlike that of most studio albums recorded before. The inspiration for this album spawned from the idea that it ispossible to play a concert in a recording studio. “Tell Your Friends”, is just that: a concert CD/DVD recorded and filmed on location at the legendary Dockside Studio in front of fans from all across the continent. They came from Texas,Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia, New York, Arizona, Michigan and even Quebec to see Snarky Puppy tear it up for one night in the swamps of Louisiana. Of course itwasn’t all smooth sailing but despite setbacks major and minor, the evening unfolded beautifully.Bassist Michael League described it best when he said, “The only way I canexplain it is that we have wonderful friends. Friends who drove in from all overthe continent to be a part of something unique, and perhaps a little bit insane. Friends who scurried around half of Acadiana running errands for us at all hoursof the day and night to make sure we had what we needed when we needed it. Friends who love music and will do anything to see it come to life”.

Watch Snarky Puppy at Ropeadope

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Follow TruStatement All Weekend

TruStatement camp is heading to Oneonta, NY tomorrow for a long weekend of recording, rehearsing, live performances, and plenty of partying. You can stay updated in real-time with all the emcees and creative people at TruStatement this weekend by checking our website below…

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Configa – “Roaches”

We found this beat today from a friend of ours on Facebook. Configa has been producing some great music for a while now. If you haven’t had a chance to give the his bandcamp a listen, definitely check out the song “Roaches” off the album Audio Crack. This hip-hop is created over seas, so open your ears to some new music!

Configa – “Roaches”

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J Dilla – “Oxtopus Boom Boom” (free download)

Free Dilla, all day…

J Dilla – Oxtopus Boom Boom

Erykah Badu – “Hollywood”

Some of the most pleasing harmonies Erykah Badu has ever laid down. “Hollywood” has always been a classic favorite of mine. Just wait until the last minute or so…

TruStatement heads to Boston, MA

TruStatement.com traveled to Beverly, MA to play some shows at Endicott College. N.Y.C. aka Never Yet Contested came along for the ride this time… we think he had fun.

Suff Daddy feat. Miles Bonny – “5 O’Clock Suff”

Dope video filmed somewhere in a tiny underground bar in Germany called Hole Sweet Hole. Probably one of the most laid back videos and songs I have heard in a long time. Miles Bonny is becoming a new favorite singer/songwriter of mine, and his beat maker, Suff Daddy, is equally as good. Check out their label Melting Pot Music for more free music and videos!

J Dilla Donut Shop Free Download!!

Courtesy of Stones Throw. Get it while its hot!! No one knows how long this will be available for…J Dilla’s Donut Shop is the double vinyl & slipmat release – a collaboration of Serato, Stones Throw and the J Dilla Estate – which contains six previously unreleased J Dilla instrumentals backed with Serato Control Tone for use with Serato Scratch Live DJ software.

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE