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Stream : Cormega – “Mega”

If you didn’t know, Cormega is a hip hop artist that could be classified as “a rapper’s rapper”. Even prior to his deal with Def Jam Records in the late ’90s and his short stint with super group The Firm (which featured Nas, AZ, and Foxy Brown. Nature replaced Cormega after his departure from the group), the Queensbridge hustler turned rapper was regarded by many as the best out of the same neighborhood that produced the likes of Nas, Mobb Deep, MC Shan, and Roxane Shante. Over the years, Mega has has continued to work independently and solidify himself as solid emcee.

Going into the new year, Cormega offers up his latest project “Mega”. With 5 new tracks (and the instrumentals), the project only has one feature from Mobb Deep rapper/producer Havoc. Stream available below, courtesy of Spotify. #PRESSPLAY

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The SMEAR Campaign Podcast -The Convo (2Pac Episode)

On this episode of The SMEAR Campaign, QueFourFive and Bobby Flawless of Celebrity Underrated chop it up about the life and death Tupac Shakur bka 2Pac. Recorded on the eve of Pac’s death anniversary, Que and Flawless discuss the conspiracies of his death, the 1994 Quad Studio shooting, the biopics and documentaries that have come out recently, and much more. This episode is a part of The SMEAR Campaign Podcast’s pre-launch series that will lead up to the official launch in 2019! Be sure to follow, subscribe, and share this episode in order to create awareness!

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Stream: JR Writer, Hell Rell, 40 Cal – “The Upstage”

For those who know, in the early 2000s The Diplomats/Dipset movement was way deeper than the 4 core members that record as “The Diplomats”. There were sure-fire spitters like JR Writer, Hell Rell, 40 Cal, Tom Gist, A Mafia, and many more. When Dipset disbanded unofficially, many of these artists went their separate ways and pursued their individual careers. With the reunion of Dipset and the anticipated release of their reunion album, the question of would these rappers be included was in the air. Apparently not….

Dropping today, the same day as The Diplomats release “Diplomatic Ties”, JR Writer, Hell Rell, & 40 Cal drop a combined project called
“The Upstage”. At 8 tracks long and features from Tom Gist and A Mafia, the project looks to shine light on the ones who were forgotten.

Is this project being released the same day as The Dipset album a subliminal diss? With songs titled “No Reunions”, it really could be.

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