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BBQ Playlist for Memorial Day

May 24, 2012 11:26 AM by Will Durkin
BBQ Playlist for Memorial Day

Kick off the summer in proper style this Memorial Day weekend with an MP3.com BBQ Playlist featuring music by Best Coast, Vacationer, Gem Club and more!

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Ill Rhymes for MCA of the Beastie Boys

May 4, 2012 3:41 PM by Will Durkin
Ill Rhymes for MCA of the Beastie Boys

Today we learned the sad news that Adam Yauch (aka MCA of the Beastie Boys) passed away. Some of the true pioneers of hip hop, the Beastie Boys were the first rap group to crack the Billboard 200 charts with their debut album Licensed to Ill. In honor of Adam Yauch’s memory we’ve compiled a playlist of our favorite hip hop tracks from the MP3.com database. So throw on these tunes and raise a toast to OG MC, MCA.

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Weekly Playlist: Free Hip Hop Music

Mar 22, 2012 4:00 PM by Phil Tortoroli
Weekly Playlist: Free Hip Hop Music

Hip hop has evolved over its roughly 30 years of popularity into one of the most divisive musical genres since. Mainstream, underground; egotistical, abstract; guest verses, breaks. Two things that remain consistent in all spectrums of the genre are beats and rhymes.

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Playlist: One Last Soul Train for Don Cornelius

Feb 1, 2012 4:40 PM by Will Durkin
Playlist: One Last Soul Train for Don Cornelius

Today the world learned the sad news that Don Cornelius, the ultra-smooth host of the iconic television show Soul Train, passed away. To commemorate him we’ve put together a playlist of some of our favorite soul tracks from the MP3 database. Take a listen, grab some free downloads, and pay homage to one of the great music hosts of all time.

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You’re My Biggest Fan: This Week’s Staff Faves

Jan 27, 2012 6:00 AM by Michael Verity
You’re My Biggest Fan: This Week’s Staff Faves

We’ve given away so much great music this week, we could close our eyes and pin the tail on the MP3 and still come up with a winner every time. We’ll remind you of a few of our faves before we grab a stick and break the MP3 pinata that’s hanging in the boss’s office that’s full of next week’s music.

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Prime Cuts Playlist: In A Reggae Groove

Jan 25, 2012 6:00 AM by Michael Verity
Prime Cuts Playlist: In A Reggae Groove

Where we are it’s winter. If you’re in the US, the same probably applies to you. Allow us to “blow a little sunshine up your skirt,” as the expression goes, with a pair of cuts in the reggae groove.

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You’re My Biggest Fan: This Week’s Staff Faves

Jan 20, 2012 6:00 AM by Michael Verity
You’re My Biggest Fan: This Week’s Staff Faves

As much as we loved the songs we gave away this week from Seeker Lover Keeper and AVAN LAVA, it’s been the category called country that took our ears for a ride this week. From Hawks in L.A. to friends on the Front Porch, this week’s been all about the twang.

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Prime Cuts Playlist: Fistful Of The Blues

Jan 18, 2012 6:00 AM by Michael Verity
Prime Cuts Playlist: Fistful Of The Blues

Deep in the coolest recesses of our catalog we unearth a trio of blues legends. Dig the sounds of Charlie Musselwhite, Duke Robillard and Marcia Ball.

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Prime Cuts Playlist: Tuba Tuesday!

Jan 17, 2012 6:00 AM by Michael Verity
Prime Cuts Playlist: Tuba Tuesday!

A quintet of highly-respected classical musicians, a funky Dixieland outfit that pays respects to the street line and the Meters and a six-piece lounge band that plays “junkyard cabaret.”

Yeah, baby, it’s Tuba Tuesday!

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Prime Cuts Playlist: Mod Monday

Jan 16, 2012 6:00 AM by Michael Verity
Prime Cuts Playlist: Mod Monday

We knew the minute we woke up that today needs to be a Mod Monday, a day filled with music that harkens back to the glory days of London ’65, when men were men no matter how long their hair. The spirit lives here, right now, with this pair of tunes from our catalog.

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