Shane Eli “I Love You (Kinda)”

Now that all that romantic Valentine’s nonsense is out of the way, it’s back to the time honored tradition of saying whatever it takes to get a girl to go home with you. A blistering soul cut produced by the man himself, “I Love You (Kinda)” is Shane Eli’s ode to joys of casual sex. It’s not a one-night stand if you’re laying down.

“I Love You (Kinda)” is the second official release from Shane Eli’s upcoming album, “I Can Do Better”, hosted by DJ Skee and dropping via DJBooth in March. Guests set to appear on the album include Laws, Smoke DZA, El Prez, Playboy Tre, Rittz, Aleon Craft, Young Scolla and more.


Fokis ft. Nom & Pabey “I Got a Crush” (Prod. by VanderSlice)

In honor of Valentine’s Day and in an attempt to extend things out a bit for all of the very deserved ladies, Loyalty Digital Corp & Soul Sa Productions are offering the chance to win a $100.00 gift card from Victoria’s Secret. In order to be eligible, all you need to do is purchase Fokis’ single “I Got A Crush” (single costs $1.29) and you will be automatically entered into the contest and the winner will be announced on 3-17-2011 (the contests end’s on 3-15-2011).


Elemental Zazen ft. Canibus “Hollow Heart”

Boston-bred emcee and born survivor Elemental Zazen presents the first single from his forthcoming album Nothing To Lose But Change, also featuring Fashawn and Jean Grae. In 2007, a month after losing a close family member in an accident and his home in a five-alarm fire, The Weekly Dig voted him one of ’10 To Watch In 2007′. Shortly after undergoing brain surgery to remove a tumor – a procedure which left him with permanent sight damage – and learning how to walk again, The Boston Globe voted Zazen as one of their ‘5 Locals On The Verge’ in 2008 for The Glass Should Be Full, the astonishing album he penned through those dark times. Of the album, the Boston Phoenix wrote: “given the pain that moved his pen at such agonizing angst-addled angles, his sophomore release is as hardcore an opus as Tupac’s Me Against The World… it certifies that honesty, vulnerability, and introspection make for better hip-hop than masked insecurity and bullshit every single time.”

Zazen says of working with Canibus:

“To this day, Canibus remains the only emcee in the game that consistently makes me hit rewind in order to figure out exactly what he said. His versatility is unbelievable; he can kill it with battle raps or spit an existential verse without blinking. Working with a legend like him is both humbling and inspiring. I’ve heard a bunch of collaborations where the emcees just ride their reputations. In this case, that’s not true. I think we both brought it, and this track speaks for itself.”