yU – Instrumental 2-Pack “Almost Time” & “Lunchin”

In celebration of Before Taxes vinyl and instrumental release yU leaks two instrumentals off the album.

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yU – “Almost Time” | Download (Right Click + Save As)

yU – “Lunchin” | Download (Right Click + Save As)

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yU – Before Taxes

yU’s solo album Before Taxes drops today, (available on iTunes).  To celebrate he offers up 2 joints for free, a cut off the album titled “Close” and a bonus track that didn’t make the album “Work It Out” featuring Rodney President and EyeQ.

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yU – “Close” | Download (Right Click + Save As)

yU – “Work It Out” ft Rodney President and EyeQ | Download (Right Click + Save As)

yU – “Native”

yU of Diamond District, shows pride in his Native American roots, on his solo albums first official leak, “Native”.

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yU – “Native” | Download

Related (Sort of): The documentary Reel Injun which focuses on the portrayal of Native Americans in film.  I saw this a couple weeks back and it’s a must see.

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yU – On Ya Head

yU of the Diamond District has a solo LP coming out titled Before Taxes (No Sheek Louch), check out the first leak off the album, “On Ya Head”.

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yU – “On Ya Head” | Download (Right Click + Save As)

Stemming off the success of Diamond District‘s In The Ruff, emcee yU has branched out with his solo album, Before Taxes. Embodying the musical influences surrounding him, yU brings listeners tastes of the district, Maryland, and Virginia with his own classic brand of hip-hop. Showcasing his depth of talent and skill, yU expands on Diamond District’s love of boom-bap and the golden era with this forthcoming release. Before Taxes will be released April 13th, 2010 via Mello Music Group.