Albums, Contests, Exclusive | Swaggernaut Productions x FreshNewTracks Present: No Holding Back [Music Video Contest]

Posted by on July 25, 2012

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I am proud to present to you the newest hip-hop contest here at FNT. We have teamed up with young phenom director/producer Ben Foley of Swaggernaut Productions, offering you a chance to get incredible exposure, a lot of free swag, and a music video directed by Ben and his crew. Do you think you can rap? Only time will tell.



Hip-Hop | Tarik & Mike Stud – You Don’t Know Me (Prod. VP)

Posted by on July 8, 2012

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“This ain’t a sing along or a party track, this is music from the heart no cardiac”

Week 2 of #SundayStudDay is here and with every week Mike tries to make each release sound different from the last, whether it’s a remix, cover or an original. This week Mike teams up with Tarik to create an original track that’s very personal and delivers a message. I definitely like when Mike makes songs like these because it’s one of his stronger suits in my opinion, and I’m sure many of his fans have been waiting on something like this because its been awhile. Many people probably haven’t heard of Tarik such as myself, but this guy can rap. Follow him on his social media below!

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Hip-Hop, Videos | Mike Stud – Youth (Prod. One Love)

Posted by on July 1, 2012

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“You gotta make your own moves and never ever question it,
if you second guess yourself for a second you’ll end up second”

When I first heard Mike Stud was dropping a video for a song called “Youth” as the first installment of #SundayStudDay my first thought was he’d be going in over the version off Kilmer’s Babraham Lincoln mixtape, but I was wrong. This is a totally different instrumental produced by One Love that samples “We Are Young” by Fun ft. Janelle Monáe. Another great song from Mike Stud and dope visuals to accompany it by none other than his right hand man Jon Kilmer! Also if you’re diggin’ that exclusive Mike Stud Youth tank he’s rocking in the video you can cop that over at Freshletes.


Featured, Interviews, Videos | Radical Something Interview [FNT Exclusive]

Posted by on June 21, 2012

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As many of you know Radical Something just recently finished off the No Sweat Spring Tour. I was fortunate enough to kick it with the guys for a couple days during their stop in Minneapolis, MN where we filmed this exclusive interview. I talked with the guys about a ton of stuff from how they got the Radical name to the craziest thing a Rad Fan has done. Check out the interview and don’t forget Radical Something is dropping a new song every Monday for the next 10 weeks! If you missed the first two releases you can get those here!

Review, Videos | Mike Stud – A Toast To Tommy Tour Recap

Posted by on May 8, 2012

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DOWNLOAD: Mike Stud – A Toast 2 Tommy Tour Singles

There is no doubt that Mike Stud has been on the rise since he released his freshmen mixtape A Toast to Tommy, in the beginning of last October. It achieved great success debuting at #3 on the iTunes hip-hop charts and #66 on the Billboards, sheesh. Afterwards, Mike embarked on his first Nationwide tour that rocked 25 cities in 2 months, selling out the final 6 shows. Along the road he dropped numerous singles and a handful of videos to accompany them. With each song he progressed and tried new things, even taking an attempt at singing on “Is It Worth It” and “Boyfriend”, and it wasn’t too shabby. Overall, the growth and progression of Stud’s movement is something many new artists dream of and hope to achieve.

Hip-Hop, Interviews, Videos | Kid Ink On The Spot Interview [FNT Exclusive]

Posted by on April 28, 2012

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I recently had the opportunity to interview Kid Ink while he was performing in Minneapolis, MN. I hit him with my “On The Spot” interview to see what kind of responses I would get. If you aren’t familiar with Kid Ink I added one of his music videos after the jump. You can also download two of his recent mixtapes below. He has an upcoming album in the works titled Up And Away, dropping June 12th. A big thank you to Kid Ink for taking out the time for the interview and EXP Promotions for making it possible!

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DOWNLOAD: Kid Ink – Day Dreamer [Mixtape]
DOWNLOAD: Kid Ink – Wheels Up [Mixtape]

Hip-Hop, Videos | Mike Stud ft. Missy Modell – This Good [Music Video]

Posted by on April 25, 2012

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After crushing Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend”, Mike Stud is back with another video and remix. This time he takes his shot at B.o.B’s “So Good”. Mike lays a couple of dope verses, while Missy Modell does her thing on the hook. Mikes been dropping a ton of heat lately and shows no signs of stopping. Grab the mp3 download for free!