Mar 312014

Check out Merch, the latest project from Madison based hip hop group, 3rd Dimension. A lot of time and energy went into creating this project and it definitely shows from start to finish. Soulful samples and heavy percussive drums lay the foundation of this project. Probz, Spaz, Half Breed, and Reeks bring their experiences to life through their hard hitting lyrics and ability to play off of each other’s styles. Production from Burn Sampson is the icing on the cake that brings it all together.

Click here to listen and download!

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Feb 252014

It’s going down Saturday, April 26!

Featuring performances by Jilla, Havoc, and Braka ft. DJ Sixteen, Lil Chief and Yung Saint!

Join us in the community space at 633 W. Badger Rd, South Madison Center for Culture and Community (same building as Fountain of Life). Proceeds support Urban Community Arts Network programming.

$5 to watch
$25 to battle (in advance, $30 day of event)

Come early (4-5pm) for a Q&A and networking session with our judges Jimi Kendrix (producer for Tupac, Jay-Z, Rick Ross), DJ Pain 1 (producer for Young Jeezy, Meek Mill, Public Enemy), and Godxilla (producer, professor, associate dean of MMI).

Producers interested in competing may reserve a spot by emailing

1st place winner gets $200 cash, a Keith McMillen QuNeo MIDI controller, DJ Pain 1′s drum kit, a free iStandard membership, a free teaser kit and a free slot in the iStandard event on July 29th (a total value of over $700).

2nd place winner gets a pair of Sennheiser HD205 II studio headphones from Guitar Center, an MPC t-shirt from Crates Clothing, and DJ Pain 1′s drum kit.

Battle Format

>>Round 1: one 60 second beat
>>Round 2: one 60 second beat
>>Round 3: one 60 second beat
Final Round: two 60 second beats


  1. Producers must have a separate beat for each round. Beats should be “all ages” appropriate.
  2. Bring that heat! On a labeled CD or flash drive no exceptions.

See you there!

We appreciate our sponsors: RemedyBornMuzik and Anthony Joseph Arlotta Reconsiderate.

To battle, email and pay your entry fee here before April 25:


Feb 202014

“My name is Chas and I have spent my whole life living and listening to rap music. Though I have been a fan all my life, I began to truly develop my craft over the past year and finally released my first solo mix tape called “Stasis” in October 2013. This was an extremely rewarding and positive learning process as I began to develop my own unique sound. I take pride in remaining true to myself and speaking about things that strictly relate to me and the wonderful state that we live in. The idea of stasis came from the culmination of positive and negative events in my life that drove all of the feelings released in my music. I truly appreciate you taking the time to listen and would love to hear all of your thoughts and opinions!”

Click the picture to stream and download Stasis!

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Feb 102014

Directed and edited by Chris Holland. Born.Alpha is back with “Paranoid” featuring Shake Stone’s little sister, Bunkie. Another video filmed with an iPhone. Born.Alpha blocked off two downtown streets and snuck into a closed parking ramp to shoot this video. They had a lot of fun shooting this video and on behalf of Born.Alpha, we hope you enjoy! #BA #608

Feb 082014

Submit your tracks now for Madtown’s Most Wanted, Volume 3 featuring Wooh Da Kid, Waka Flocka!

Instead of hard copy discs, we will be offering digital distribution for this volume. Artists are free to press their own copies once the mixtape is released. Madtown’s Most Wanted, Volume 3 will be placed on Coast 2 Coast MixtapesGet Your Buzz UpMaad Management, and BYC Promo  along with email and Twitter blasts- guaranteed over 1 million impressions.

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Mixed by RemedyBornMuzik (inquire for studio deals).

Spots will be first come, first served. Cost is $25/track or 2 for $40 for the artist/group. Email your track following the guidelines below to by March 15.

You can submit payment using the PayPal link below, or make arrangements when you email your track.

Here are the guidelines:
1. Must be ALL ORIGINAL material. (Sampling is okay.)
2. Track must be mixed and mastered
3. Artists/groups may submit no more than 2 tracks


**All proceeds support the Madison Hip-Hop Awards and Urban Community Arts Network programs**

Check out Volume 1 hosted by I20, Devin the Dude, and CunninLynguists and Volume 2 hosted by LEP Bogus Boys!


Jan 132014
New production fresh off the burner from OX and RemedyBornMuzik!
From Joey V.:
I’ve been doing muzik with OX aka Julian Free since 2005, 9 years, on and off. My buddy Charlie introduced us and remember instantly liking the voice first. As an engineer/sound guy, it was perfect. The more I did music with OX, the more I realized I was capturing music from the heart. This is life, life  support muzik, and that on beat/off beat poetic flow grew on me. No fakeness, just Hip Hop. It’s been a bit, so we had to chop it up for the love of Hip Hop music and beyond. Timeless muzik! Enjoy you Hip Hop Heads..

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Jan 062014

Racine, WI young MC Rob Hicks releases a very unique visual for his new single off of his Sophmore album “Project8″ . The song is called “AMAZING”.  The visual was shot by Ashley Bruce and Edited by @LORDGVNESH. “Project8″ is available now for downloadable purchase. Please be sure to follow Rob Hicks on twitter, @ROBERTDOESIT . “AMAZING” was produced by River.W.

Jan 022014

Sole@frequencySee Sole live at The Frequency. Sole, a Hip-Hop veteran known for founding the Anticon label, his work with Deep Puddle Dynamics (along with Slug. Dose and Alias) and his 2003 breakout album “Selling Live Water,” has been called an “Indie hip hop legend” by The Huffington Post and a “true revolutionary” by Pitchfork Magazine. Frequent Sole collaborators DJ Pain 1 and Memory will be providing music.

Additionally, recipients of the 2013 Madison Hip-Hop Awards, UCAN’s flagship charity event, will receive their plaques on stage throughout the evening. Be on the lookout for your favorite local celebrities. $7, 21+

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