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M.i – The Jack Johnson Session

Whats up its your boy The Realness once again dropping some new music for  y’all.  Now I listen to a lot of music and a lot of mixtapes so its hard to really impress me.  Its rare that I hear something and instantly I say damn this is some hot sh*t!   Well after listening to the first song “All at Once” off of M.i’s  “The Jack Johnson Session” I was instantly sold.   You know we love themed mixtapes that should be albums over here at crabzinabarrel.com and that is exactly what this is.  The themes of “The Jack Johnson Session”  are well,  songs by folk singer Jack Johnson.

M.i (not be confused with the Nigerian rapper M.I. for those of  you who know Nigerian hip hop) uses Jack Johnson samples on 14 tracks that he wrote, produced, recorded, and mixed.  I must say he did a masterful job.   This is a must download.  The album has a very laid back vibe to it with its smooth melodies, hooks, and guitar samples.  Keep up with M.i on his myspace and  twitter pages.  We will definitely be keeping an eye out for any more new projects from him here at crabzinabarrel.com.

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Shatiff “ACG” Video

(Washington, DC) — It’s here. After months of setting the bar and letting folks know about the work coming from AuthentiCore, Shatiff releases the full video to his single “ACG.” Produced by JUDAH, well-known for his compilation of The Amber Rose Instrumentals, the record ties in Shatiff’s declaration to represent hip-hop beyond the streets with the vow to present fully the all-terrain perspective of an artist coming from two environments of the opposite extreme: Washington, DC and Clinton, SC.