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Dear Readers:

Thank you all so much for your continued support over the years. I appreciate everyone who has taken time out of their busy day in order to read an article posted here.

After much thought, I decided that I am going to start updating the categories and content featured here. I don’t really follow the social norm as far as blogging is concerned. I know a lot of folks pick what kind of blog they want and dedicate their posting around a certain topic. That never really worked for me because I like to represent on my blog what and who I really am.

I am a person who has worked (and still does) for over 17 years in the field of Human/Social Services working with families, children, and individuals with disabilities. I am a person who has worked and still works in the music/ entertainment industry not only as an artist, but in many different administrative functions. I am a person who has been an entrepreneur for over a decade and I am a person who not only talks about God, but someone who tries their best to walk that belief out in my everyday life.

I’ve done a lot of growing and maturing since I started this blog and someone very dear to my heart always has told me that everything God allows you to go through is to help someone else. So I feel inclined to give away everything that I’ve learned so that hopefully it will help someone else. With that being said, currently my life is so hectic I don’t fall asleep, I pretty much collapse at the end of the day. I am a full-time caregiver, I manage a full-time health staff and do 170 hours of payroll bi-weekly. I am a full-time care manager (which is someone who coordinates all health and community programs for an individual with a disability), I care for several children full-time Monday-Friday, I am the First Lady to Hell Razah’s (Wu-Tang Clan/Sunz of Man risendocumentary.com) Ghetto Govt Global Movement, I oversee the development and Management of two independent record labels, as well as work in my church administrative office while managing to make time for family and friends, and at some point attempt to work on my own music and book. Yes. I do all of this 7 days a week, I rarely get a break and if you ask me how, I can only spell out J-E-S-U-S, that’s how LOL.

So in my re-design, I’m going to keep a lot of things like music I’m involved with, interviews, Encouragement articles, Hip-Hop 101 for Independent Artists, and #TeamQueen but I really want to add a lot of stuff I’ve learned over the last few years like how to feed 8 kids on a budget, parenting techniques, time management, budgeting, and personal organization. I also want to address things that are important to me because after all it is my blog. I hope that you all will enjoy the updates, thank you all for your continued support!

Be Blessed-

QTP

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Risen: The story of Chron “Hell Razah” Smith @heavenrazah NY premiere Sunday, June 3

The most anticipated hip-hop documentary of this decade.

BIG NEWS! ‘Risen’ stars Hell Razah, Queen the Prophet and 60 Second Assassin (Wu-Tang Clan’s Sunz of Man), as well as Director Frank Meyer and Executive Producer Robert Juster Will be attending the world premiere of our film in Harlem on Sunday, June 3. There will be a Q&A after the film as well.

The first public screening of our film “Risen: The Story of Chron ‘Hell Razah‘ Smith” will be at The 7th Annual People’s Film Festival Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 3:00 PM at The AMC Magic Johnson Theater in Harlem, NY (2309 Fredrick Douglas Blvd) as a part of their closing lineup.

Score your tickets at http://www.thepeoplesfilmfestival.com

In order to purchase tickets go to ticket bud, select date June 3 and scroll down. Tickets for this movie only are $14

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#HipHop101 Mixtape Etiquette for the new artist

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It’s been awhile since I’ve posted in the HipHop101 section, but what I’m going to talk about is really going to be able to help some people who listen. Although I am an artist, my first love in music has always been the business side as far as marketing, management, and promotion. One of my favorite things to do behind the scenes is organize collaborative Mixtape or Album projects which requires you to work with and organize a lot of different people that do a lot of different things. You have artists, producers, DJ’s, record labels, managers, graphic artists, bloggers, promoters, etc who can all be involved with this kind of project. It can be extremely difficult sometimes when you are dealing with so many different people and personalities but no matter how difficult it can be, I personally find that the finished project always ends up being worth it and whatever or whoever the difficulty was, you learn from it and move forward so that you can make each project better than the next.

With that being said, what I want to address is the Etiquette of Artists. I am very aware that we live in a day and age of social media and we are living in a generation of selfish people. Be that as it may, I am going to explain to you the honorable way to conduct yourself and you can choose to ignore it or pay attention. I am going to tell you the truth about somethings and it might hurt your feelings, but you will be alright if you can get out of your emotions and listen to the logic because this is after all business regardless of what you see portrayed on television or social media.

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  • YOU ARE NOT FAMOUS. Unless you are cashing million dollar checks, have hundreds of thousands of dollars in endorsements, have gold or platinum records, or have been recognized as one of the greats for your well seasoned and decorated music contributions? SIT DOWN. Relax. you don’t deserve to be disrespected, but you better stay humble. If you are unreasonably a jerk, nobody is going to want to work with you and eventually you will end up biting every hand that tried to help you get fed and burn down all the bridges extended to you. Unless you are an outstanding artist, producer, graphic artist, DJ, blogger, promoter, manager, and record label all in one? You will eventually need the help of other people so it’s best to conduct yourself as a professional. In my opinion I don’t understand how people can say they want music to be their full-time job so they don’t have to do anything else but they’ll behave like professionals for their job at the gas station and act like they have no manners or common sense when it comes to conducting themselves as an entrepreneur (which is technically what you are as an independent artist).
  • Value an invitation. There is a lot of work that goes into a collaborative project. Far too many times people undervalue the time and work that’s put in to a collaborative project especially if all they did was submit a song. This is no way means the creative process and recording is under valued, but the point I am trying to make is a collaborative release has many components to it and if you are invited onto a collaborative project (especially one being presented by an artist, group, or label that holds weight under their name or brand) there are a few things you can easily do that show you appreciate the opportunity of exposure and free promotion.  The LEAST you can do is share the project and support it especially if you were invited on. Even if you pay for a slot, what was the point of purchasing your exposure opportunity if you don’t even support it? If you are invited onto a project, turn in your music in a timely manner. Nobody should have to chase you down to give you an opportunity. If you want to be taken serious as an artist? Be professional. Nobody is going to keep calling, texting, inboxing, or emailing you in order to put your music on a project that’s overall cost isn’t coming out of your budget. What all of us as artists need to remember is that there are millions of us. Sometimes it’s not even natural talent that help people move forward in this very competitive business, it’s things like honoring your word, professionalism, and integrity.  For me personally? I will help a less talented artist who is a good person ten times over breaking my neck for someone who is super talented but a headache to work with.
  • Label your tracks properly.  When you are submitting a song, nine times out of ten whoever is collecting the music is slammed with emails. Make sure you do your part to cut down on the instance of error and costly mistakes. Your email should come with the MP3 of the song, Artist name, track name, and producer name. One thing that happens far too often is people do not label their tracks properly and then expect everyone to stop what they’re doing to correct spelling errors, add something or delete something. Once things like promotion is started or track lists have been designed and released it is far too time consuming and costly to make changes and frankly, unless the error was a track by a heavy hitter? Chances are you’re going to have to deal with the error and move on. It’s happened to all of us at one time or another and nobody died because of it.

 

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For those of you who may be very new, there is a difference between a Mixtape and Collaborative Album.  A Mixtape can be done by an individual (normally a collection of their music they are putting out for free in order to generate a buzz before an album comes out, a free project an individual releases in order to start building a fan base, a free collaborative project from a group/label/ DJ that showcases a collection of artists / producers. The key word though is FREE. The only time there is ever a charge for a Mixtape is if hard copies are pressed up then you are paying for the actual hard disk and shipping, not the actual music. Artists can be invited on by a DJ/Group/ Label or slots are sometimes available for a fee. Purchasing a slot would be something you charge to your promotional budget and you should only purchase slots on Mixtapes that target the fan base you want, and or are hosted/produced by a reputable organization/DJ/Label/Group. I say that because I can’t even count the number of times a no-name brand or group has slid in my inbox trying to sell me a Mixtape slot for hundreds of dollars. No thanks. If you are debating on purchasing a slot, google the other Mixtapes they’ve done. Combine all the numbers from all of the sites you see it posted on and decide if the slot fee is worth that investment for the level of exposure you find. ( Side note: Any slot fee over $100-$150 you should look for downloads and plays of ten thousand or more but BE CAREFUL…. some of those “downloads” aren’t organic, meaning they could have been purchased. So the best way to make sure it’s legit is see if the project comes up on multiple sites and check all of the stats before making your decision.

A Collaborative Album is actually for sale. Normally a collab album will have one producer and feature many artists on their beats, or put out by a label/group and showcasing their artists and producers. On this kind of album purchase you can expect all original tracks.

I hope some if not all of this was helpful or enlightening. One more helpful tip until the next time… if you are an artist and consider the music industry your ideal profession? Do some research about the “business” you say you’re in. There’s a lot of “artists” that don’t even own the name they’re making beats or recording songs with, and there’s a lot of producers selling beats they don’t technically own although they made them.

That’s all for now! Be blessed –

Q

Risen: The Story of Chron @heavenrazah Smith Official Movie Trailer


Wu-Tang Affiliate @heavenrazah launches new label @heavenrazahmusi 


*** Heaven Razah Music, Inc PSA***
Heaven Razah Music, Inc. Is a premier record label founded by legendary Wu-Tang Clan/ Sunz of Man member Chron “Hell Razah” Smith who formally adopted the alternate name Heaven Razah in 2009. 
In 2004, Chron’s record label Hell Razah Music, Inc was established and by 2013 his label and G.H.E.T.T.O. G.O.V.T (Go Hear Emmanuel Teach the Others God’s Only Victorious Truth) movement established chapters, community service projects, & music all over the globe. 
In 2017, Heaven Razah Music, Inc. was established in order to provide a Christ centered outlet for spiritually conscious musicians also referred to as “Street Prophets”. It is the vision of Heaven Razah Music, Inc. to shed the light of the Lord in darkest corners of the world through hip-hop music. (John 3:17) 

Chairman/Founder : 

Chron “Heaven Razah” Smith

Heaven Razah Music, Inc. President: 

Rachel “Queen the Prophet” Lombardozzi 

Twitter: @queentheprophet 

Heaven Razah Music, Inc. Vice President:

Aaron “Messenger/ Sneak Vandel” Warner

Twitter: @raiderzemcee 

Contact Information: 

ARTIST & BEAT SUBMISSION: 

heavenrazahmusicinc@gmail.com 

-Artists: Please send formal EPK or music links as well as social media handles. Mp3 files will not be considered. 

-Producers: Please write “beats” in the subject line 

A letter from our readers

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Greetings Daughter Of Zion & your anointed team.  I’m a 23 year old son from KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. Before I say anything, I just need to tell you guys how much I love you. Thank you for always striving for the Truth to prevail & God’s Purpose to be fulfilled. You put your lives into it. Back to the Advisory session, I’m a young aspiring MC & Producer. I go by the name Black Angel. I need to be in close contact with the ins and outs of the industry. I’m dedicated to living and fulfilling God’s Purpose in my life. Can I testify? There’s been a lot of instances in my life where the devil tried to take my life away, but failed because of God’s protection in my life. I pray you read this message & find it in your heart to help me achieve the Dream. My upbringing was really hard here in South Africa, but I know God has tons of things he kept me here to do. This may be asking for a bit much, but I would really really love to meet Queen The Prophet, Hell Razah (El Raziel) & the whole Ghetto Government Officialz Movement. Now when that happens, you guys will be planting a seed in my brain, which I will cultivate and nurture to grow and eliminate all the evil. I need all the knowledge and wisdom you guys possess. I’m so passionate about this, but at the same time I’m a bit afraid that some of the things you guys will reveal to me may scare me. Having said that, I truly believe that you have to be brave and find that inner strength in your Soul to discover what is really what on this Earth. Thank you so much for taking your time to digest my words. Please tell El Raziel that I love him and everybody. You guys is the Truth- S. Ngcobo, South Africa 

Thank you so much for your kind words. It is always a humbling moment when someone let’s you know that what God has enabled you to do has touched the life of someone else. Your testimony is encouraging and you will be in my prayers that God continues to move in your life and bless your walk with Christ. Stay in His word because those are the seeds that will keep you firmly rooted. 

Wish you much success on your music path and if you check this blog regularly, the “Hip-Hop 101” tab offers a lot of free information and resources for independent musicians. If any shows from the GGO family are coming up in South Africa in the future, I’ll be sure to let you know. 
-QTP

Artist Feature: “Afro” @afro_allflows

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Meet 18 year-old Afro (All Flows Reach Out). Afro has been referred to as “the future of hip-hop”, and if you haven’t heard him rhyme? I’m sure after you do, you’d be inclined to agree with that statement. Mentored by hip-hop veteran RA the Rugged Man, R.A. became aware of the young emcee when A-F-R-O entered a freestyle contest on YouTube hosted by R.A. “This kid won the contest before it was even ended.”-RA (http://uproxx.com/music/2015/09/afro-ra-the-rugged-man-uncharted)

I had the pleasure of meeting both of them back in October of this year, while filming scenes from Hell Razah’s upcoming documentary “Risen, the story of Chron Hell Razah Smith”(directed by Frank Meyer). Although it’s probably not a secret to Afro that he is extremely talented,  he is one of the most humble young men I’ve ever met and that just makes me even more excited to share his music with you. I’d also like to go on record for being the first person to refer to him as a “Supernova”. I haven’t seen that in print yet, so I’m saying it and printing it.

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Over this past week, the official music video “Code #829” was released (11/18/15) and can be found on his new mix tape “Tales from the Basement”. “This is just a mixtape joint A-F-R-O recorded at his mothers house. Just having fun murdering flows and spitting lyrical codes for fans to decipher.. this is super ill but wait till you hear the official music and what we got in store for you all.”-RA 


California-bred lyrical titan A-F-R-O aka All Flows Reach Out debuts his first official music video, “Code #829”. Taken from A-F-R-O’s new mixtape “Tales From The Basement”, the track finds R.A. The Rugged Man’s protege going in over some vintage RZA production.

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You can Stream + Download “Tales From The Basement” absolutely free here: http://allflowsreachout.com/basement/

If you happen to be in Europe this month, you can catch him on his 2015 European tour with RA & Mr. Green.

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Booking A-F-R-O, or R.A. the Rugged Man contact: Howopbookings@gmail.com

#Free #Community Events for October 31st in #CT and #AZ

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Wanted to let everyone know about these free community events coming up for this Saturday, October 31!

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If you are going to be in the Connecticut area, CCBOC (Christian Community Body of Christ) invites your family to participate in Harvest Festival! This is not a Halloween themed event, but will offer biblical games, food, candy, and fun for your entire family in a safe environment. If you’re going to be in the Bridgeport, CT area you won’t want to miss it!

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If you are going to be in the Arizona area, the GGO AZ Chapter will be hosting a free traditional hip-hop style event at Kennedy Park! There will be food, graffiti, B-Boy, music, and skating! This is an out-door family friendly event!

Hell Razah @realhellrazah presents #GGO Family Tree (updated 4/24/18) 

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Hell Razah Music, Inc.
President/ Founder: Chron “Hell Razah” Smith
Vice President: Scripture            Director of Operations: Queen the Prophet

Hell Razah Music, Inc. Artist Roster: (GGO Ghetto Govt Officialz)
Hell Razah @heavenrazah
Yung Razah @yung_razah
Automatik Greatness @automatik7
Scripture @scriptureggo

The Book of Daniel/ Chief GGO Tribal Nation @_bookofdaniel

Kenyattah Black @blackkenyattah

Rico Deniro @iamricodeniro

Hell Razah Music, Inc. In-House Production:
Dr. G (UK) @drgproductionz drgbeats.com (Executive Officer)
Alien Religion Productions (GGO CT)
St. Peter (GGO CANADA)
Sneak Vandel (GGO/ZUBulliez) @sneakvandel
Miverson Beats (GGO RI)

Armada

Hell Razah Music, Inc. Official DJ’s

Admiral DJ Yello (Wu-Tang DJ Collation)

DJ FLIPCYIDE (Wu-Tang DJ Collation)

DJ Fiyaa

DJ Kenni Starr

Hell Razah Music, Inc. Graphic & Design Team
Culture Freedom culturefreedom_artwork@yahoo.com (Executive Officer)

Jason Warner

Alex Schnaible (Follow Me Design)

Hell Razah Music, Inc. Film Production:
Frank Meyer

Jason Valdez

Michael Moote
Hell Razah Music, Inc. Official Apparel
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Hell Razah Music, Inc. Toy Maker
Dunny Master @J36WU

Hell Razah Music, Inc. Models:

Sarah Jill
Hell Razah Official Website:
hellrazahdigital.com

Webmaster: Fix

Hell Razah Music, Inc. Public Relations: 

Isabelle Sibiril

Hell Razah Music, Inc. Community Media:

Taylor Bee (Bee TV)

Documentary:

Risen: The Story of Chron “Hell Razah” Smith official release Summer 2018

http://www.risndocumentary.com

Heaven Razah Music, Inc. 
President/ Founder: Rachel “Queen the Prophet” Lombardozzi

Chairman: Chron “Heaven Razah” Smith

Heaven Razah Music, Inc Artist Roster:

Queen the Prophet

Ace Jimenez

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G.H.E.T.T.O. G.O.V.T. Movement
(Go Hear Emmanuel Teach the Others God’s Only Victorious Truth)
GGO (Ghetto Govt Officialz) 
President/ Founder: Hell Razah aka Heaven Razah 

Heaven’s Administration: 

President: Hell Razah

Queen the Prophet

Attorney General: Scripture

Tribal Nation Chief: The Book of Daniel

Presidential Cabinet: (GGO Advisory Board)

 President: Hell Razah

Attorney General: Scripture

Queen the Prophet

Secretary of Defense: Automatik Greatness

The Book of Daniel/ Chief GGO Tribal Nation

Secret Service: Judah Priest

Weapons Specialist: The Messenger

Dr. G

Admiral DJ Yello (GGO Guantanamo Bay)

FBI: Kenyattah Black

Speaker of the House: Ace Jimenez

GGO Congress: 
Attorney General: Scripture
Secretary of Defense: Automatik Greatness
Secret Service: Judah Priest @iamjudahpriest
The Book of Daniel/ GGO Tribal Nation Chief
Weapons Specialist: The Messenger
GGO House of Representatives:

Chief of Staff- Kappo aka “Yung Razah”/ Heaven’s Sun

St. Nic (GGO Haiti / Black Wasps)
Admiral DJ Yello @djyello
Kenyattah Black (GGO FBI) @kbliggah

Alien Religion Productions

Miverson (GGO RI/HRMI)
Sincere (GGO Pentagon) @sincerekerr
Culture Freedom (GGO Federal Communications Commission)

Queen Dyme (TEAM QUEEN) @thequeendyme

Taylor Bee Made (TEAM QUEEN)

Vega X (GGO Battle Squad/Special Forces ) @vxplanetxpxr

Giovonni Pratt (GGO, ATL)

DARPA (Digital Audio Revolution Promo Agents)

The Queen Dyme

Taylor Bee

Isa Nahila S-Bigini

Robert Delise

NSA (National Security Agents) –Member identities- CLASSIFIED

Honorary GGO’s: (Combination of supporters, beginning founders, Razah’s original team. The following list is incomplete and more names will be available shortly)
Tray Bag    Killah Priest    Timbo King    Shroom    DJ Rated R  Prodigal Sunn  60 Second Assassin
Daddy Rose    Marloyn    7th Ambassador    St. Peter   RA the Rugged Man     Shroom

Tragedy Khadafi    Su-Preme       Dayta       Ayatollah  William Cooper Buddha Monk

GGO Chapters in Good Standing: (Have submitted roster, passed 2018 annual review. 

GGO U.S. CHAPTERS:

Arizona

Head of State: Ace Jimenez 

The Book of Daniel 

Jay 

Matt

California

Head of State: Vega X (GGO Special Forces)

Cheryl Love

Mac the Rebel

EL*A* KWENTS

Connecticut

Head of State: Scripture

Alien Religion (formerly Ark of the Covenant) Productions

DJ Edit (Hairforce)

George Yung 

Delaware

Head of State: The Messenger 

DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia)

Head of State: Sincere (GGO Pentagon)

La-Sin

7 Wounds

Florida

Head of State: The Queen Dyme 

LexZyne Productions 



Georgia

Head of State: Giovonni Pratt

Culture Freedom

Jermiside

Synista

Las Vegas

Head of State: DJ Flipcyide

Massachusetts

Head of State: Automatik

Missouri

Head of State: End Time Scribe

New Jersey

Head of State: Karnage

Dezert 3agle

Dj Swab 

Naypalm Beatz

Mike Dallas 
New York

Head of  State: Kenyattah Black  

Yung Razah

Rico Deniro

Kenyattah Black

DJ Fiyaa (GGO Fire Marshall)

Dunny Master

DJ 360 

Ohio 

Head of State: Brandon Heat 

Pennsylvania

Head of State: Judah Priest

Supreem Rezareckta (144,000 Chosen Few)

Smuve Mass Beats (144,000 Chosen Few)

Rhode Island

Head of State: Automatik Greatness

Miverson

Texas

Head of State: Admiral DJ Yello

 

GGO INTERNATIONAL CHAPTERS:

Canada

Head of State: Lord Fury

St. Peter

DJ Rated R

DJ Merciless (Moon Crickets)

Indikah (Moon Crickets)

ROL (Moon Crickets)

Rock Reign (Moon Crickets)

G Knight (Moon Crickets)

Kid Kold (Moon Crickets)

Dre Specz (Moon Crickets)

France 

Dj Kenni Star

Aneeway Jones

Germany

Alex Schnaible

Haiti

Head of State: St. Nic

Black Wasps

Ireland

Head of State: Tanya Denise

Netherlands/ Amsterdam 

Head of State: Shroom

Netherlands/ Holland 

Head of State: Isa Nahila S-Bigni 

Head of State: Captain Hal [aka Fix Meister] (Webmaster) 

Grant Body P 

PC the producer 

United Kingdom

Head of State: Dr. G

Slim

Ghost One

Dark A

Cuban Pete 

 

@sneakvandel releases “Museum of #HipHop” vol 2 hosted by @djflipcyide

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A little over a year later, Sneak Vandel (Hell Razah Music, Inc. producer, GGO New Jersey Chapter Leader and Zu Bulliez affiliate) drops his sophomore full production project “Museum of Hip-Hop 2” also hosted by the one and only, DJ Flipcyide (GGO/ Wu-Tang DJs). Inspired by classic hip-hop samples, MOHH2 is another piece of production artwork from the Sneak Vandel collection.

Lord Fury (Moon Crickets/ GGO Canada) delivers the MOHH 2 intro in the same traditional raw truth “because Lord Fury said-so” manner and honestly it’s worth the entire download for that reason alone. Museum new comer Keylaze delivers a classic hip-hop sermon (which happens to be one of my personal fav tracks). This version features dynamic original tracks, some classic remixes with the final track as a tribute to hip-hop great, Sean Price. Some of the artists you’ll hear from on MOHH2 are ; Hell Razah, Lord Fury, Killah Priest, AZ, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Papoose, Tragedy Khadafi, Karnage Cashman, Dezert 3agle, EPMD, Keith Murray, and TMF.

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You can download MOHH part 2 absolutely free via datpiff.com

http://www.datpiff.com/Sneak-Vandel-Musem-Of-Hip-Hop-2-Hosted-By-Dj-Flipcyide-mixtape.737189.html

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Just in case you missed the first classic MOHH, you can still download it free!

http://www.datpiff.com/Killah-Priest-Sneak-Vandel-Presents-Museum-Of-Hip-Hop-Hosted-By-mixtape.633424.html

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Please visit the “Go Fund Me” page for the MOHH 3 campaign! Both MOHH 1 & 2 were funded by Sneak himself and both projects were given to hip-hop lovers free of charge! If you loved the music, donations in any amount are being accepted for the production costs of MOHH 3 and every dollar will be used towards professionally mixing & mastering as well as bringing you more classic features to enjoy, absolutely free. 

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https://www.gofundme.com/mohh3