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What’s a summer without a hit single by everyone’s favorite rapper from the T.O.

The latest release from up-and-coming rapper Bruce Wayne “The Power Remake” from his upcoming mixtape “Masters of the Universe”.  Its next to impossible to come harder on a single than rapper Bruce Wayne comes on this track.  Details on the release date of  his latest mixtape have yet to be revealed.  However, this new single should serve to curb  fans’ appetite until his latest masterpiece is released to the public.  Stay tuned to mauriceandmarquess to catch Mr.Wayne’s next single.

Click the following link to download the single “The Power Remake”:

Underground rapper and actor Mos Def has inked a deal with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. music imprint.  This is the latest in many big time signings for Kanye’s super stable of artists.  Mr. West recently signed one half of the group Clipse Pusha T.  This latest signing has many calling the G.O.O.D. music group the Miami Heat of the music industry.  The current stable of G.O.O.D. music artists  currently consists of Kanye West, John Legend, Common, Kid Cudi, Pusha T, Mos Def, Consequence,  and r&b legend Charlie Wilson just to name a few.

For those who are unfamiliar with  G.O.O.D. Music its not  a record label its essentially a production group which artists belong.  The group  helps each  artist find their own distribution deal.  For example, Kanye owns and belongs to G.O.O.D music but his distribution comes through Def Jam whereas Kid Cudi is a G.O.O.D. music artists but his distribution is through Universal Motown.

One thing is for certain this is G.O.O.D. news to hip hop fans that look forward to hearing Mos Def’s lyrics and vocals over Kanye’s classic production.  I know personally I would love to see a G.O.O.D. Music group album along the lines of Young Money’s  “We Are Young Money”.  I guess one can dream…LOL…

Shouts out to and credit to the folks at for the dope pic!

As you have heard by now Atlantic Records has been holding Lupe Fiasco’s anticipated album “Lasers” hostage for some time now.  However, fans worldwide have decided not to stand idle while this happends and have started an online petition  requesting that Atlantic Records release the album.  As a thank you to his fans for their continued support, Lupe has released BMF (Building Minds Faster) and I think I speak for all Hip Hop fans when I say thank you Lupe for this jewel.

Inspiration: Sakiya Sandifer

Posted: July 1, 2010 by Marquess in Arts & Events, Documentary

Wow, here we have a great interview brought to us by the TYBR of Sakiya Sandifer. It’s stories such as Sakiya’s that motivate me more, and more to better myself. The sky’s the limit if you put in hardwork, and dedication.

“In this interview, Sakiya discusses his upbringing, motivation for his career moves, and several of his biggest accomplishments including his collaboration with Mega-Star Kanye West.”

“Your Thoughts are the BluePrints to Reality” – Sakiya Sandifer

Yep, another leaked track off of Drake’s upcoming much anticipated “Thank Me Later” album.  The lovely Ms. Alicia Keys really adds an extra dimension with her emotional but silky smooth vocals.  We see more of a sensitive introspective Drake who briefly touches upon relationship issues he has expeirienced in his past.  We also get a brief peak into his past as he speaks on being abandoded at a young age my his father.  This track definetely has hit written all over it…

Bouncing Cats Film Trailer

Posted: May 27, 2010 by Marquess in Arts & Events, Documentary