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Video: @ShabaamSahdeeq, Skeezo & Mic Handz join Alterbeats on "Grustle" (@DiamondMedia360)

Video: Shabaam Sahdeeq, Skeezo & Mic Handz join Alterbeats on "Grustle"

Courtesy DM360.

Although The Tuckerman Hall Psychiatric Center in Middletown, New York may be abandoned, it seems as if the 140 year old facility might have acquired a few new inpatients with the arrival of Shabaam Sahdeeq (S-Dub), Skeezo and Mic Handz. The trio put on a clinical demonstration of how to properly grind and hustle amidst the insanity of the modern day rap game, with "Grustle," the debut video off French producer Alterbeats' sophomore compilation LP, Class Struggle.

Video: @Iamsu - "Hipster Girls"

Video: Iamsu! - "Hipster Girls"

Courtesy Audible Treats.

Filmed partially on Haight Street in San Francisco and in Berkeley, the video director Aris Jerome takes viewers on a journey through the sun-drenched California streets showing everyday people. Backed with the chillest, grooviest, most Earl Klugh-iest beats from Trackademics, the song represents Su and HBK Gang's aura to a T; they are understated and effortlessly chill.

Says Trackademicks, "Su and HBK are some of the coolest dudes, not just cool in the hip, swagger out sense, but that real chill California cool you see in the movies. That unforced cool is what many strive for and that's what a lot of these girls embody. The song is a celebration of all those female macks we see out here in traffic who aren't afraid to go after what they want."
New Team Backpack Cypher & EP from Kollateral (@WaxSociety)

New Team Backpack Cypher & EP from Kollateral

Courtesy Wax Society.

Kollateral just released his highly-anticipated EP "Phoenix." Following the featured single and music video for "Elevated Nights," the EP showcases the young 20 year old's songwriting ability and unique flow. The 10 tracks on the EP boast production from producer friends in Chicago and North Carolina, and co-produced by Kollateral and fellow wax team members.

To keep up the momentum of the EP, Kollateral spit a quick 16 for the cypher submissions. Evident in the video and his EP, Kollateral has a unique & undeniably refined skillset in both lyrical and cypher dimensions.

Audio: Tech N9ne - "Hiccup" (@TechN9ne)

Audio: Tech N9ne - "Hiccup"

Courtesy Adrenaline PR.

TECH N9NE possesses his own perception of therapy, and thatís codified in his new metal-tinged, aggressive 11-track 2013 EP, Therapy, hitting stores November 5th via Strange Music. You can pre-order Therapy via iTunes at this link. Therapy is produced by legendary rock producer Ross Robinson (Korn, Slipknot) to achieve a hard-hitting, instrument-driven sound unlike anything else heíd previously done over the course of thirteen full-length studio albums. Top-notch musicians such as Wes Borland of Limp Bizkit and Glassjawís Sammy Siegler built the sonic foundation for many of the tracks alongside longtime producer Sevenís beats.

In support of Therapy, TECH N9NE is touring the United States through October and into November. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates.

10/14 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave/Eagles Club
10/15 - Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
10/16 - Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
10/17 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
10/18 - Cleveland, OH @ The Agora
10/19 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
10/21 - Worcester, MA @ The Worcester Palladium
10/22 - Providence, RI @ Fete Music
10/23 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
10/24 - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
10/25 - Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
10/26 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/27 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogartís
10/28 - Sauget, IL @ Popís
10/29 - Indianapolis, IN @ Old National Centre
10/30 - Kansas City, MO @ The Midland Theatre by AMC
10/31 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
11/1 - Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
11/2 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ Hawkeye Downs Speedway
Video: Devin the Dude "Probably Should Have" (@DevinDude420)

Video: Devin the Dude "Probably Should Have"

Courtesy Chris @ E1.

Devin the Dude just dropped the video for his One For The Road single "Probably Should Have". Click here to watch "Probably Should Have". The new album One For The Road is out now!

Audio: De'Wayne Jackson "HiiiPoWer (Remix)" @DEWAYNE_WAVY

Audio: De'Wayne Jackson "HiiiPoWer (Remix)"

Courtesy Q.B.

As the 18 year old, Houston MC readies his upcoming mixtape #WhoIsHe? check out a freestyle over Kendrick Lamar's "HiiiPoWer." Originally released in 2011, Lamar's "HiiiPoWer" served as the lead single from his independent album Section.80. The track remains a favorite of newcomer DeWayne Jackson.

Video: Castor Pollux - "Love Letters" (@CastorPollux_)

Video: Castor Pollux - "Love Letters"

Courtesy C.P.

Writing from real places in his heart Cas hits even some hardest of hard rocks right in the soul with this one . The video directed by Gutter Water Music's Director / Poet / Writer Iota Arcane has created a wonderful visual adventure into the Love theatre we call LOVE LETTERS . Hope you enjoy and as Always ..THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT !!!!

@joeyBADASS_ To Release Summer Knights EP + Smokers Club Tour Dates

Joey Bada$$ To Release Summer Knights EP + Smokers Club Tour Dates

Courtesy 'Stache Media.

New York, New York - Joey Bada$$, a member of the burgeoning New York City-based rap crew Pro Era, is set to release Summer Knights EP, a 7-song digital release on October 29 via Cinematic Music Group/Pro Era Records/RED Distribution. Summer Knights EP will include two new tracks, "My Jeep" and a new version of Joey Bada$$' current single "My Yout" featuring a collaboration with UK's Maverick Sabre. The additional songs on the set were handpicked by Joey Bada$$ himself, an ode to his favorite songs from his Summer Knights mixtape released in June 2013.

Joey Bada$$ has been drumming up serious excitement and discussions about his place in New York rap lore, drawing regular comparisons to greats like Nas, Biggie, and Big L. With his Pro Era crew, comprised of buzzing CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, Dessy Hinds, NYCK Caution and producer Chuck Strangers, Joey is leading one of the most compelling cultural movements to come out of NYC today. Joey Bada$$ will headline the 2013 Smokers Club Tour alongside TDE's Ab-Soul, kicking off October 17 at Lupo's in Providence with support from Pro Era, The Underachievers, Chevy Woods, Black Dave and more. Check below for a full listing of tour dates, and visit

Summer Knights EP Tracklisting
1. Hilary $wank
2. My Yout [ft. Maverick Sabre]
3. Sit N' Prey [ft Dessy Hinds & T'nah Apex]
4. 95 Til Infinity
5. #LongLiveSteelo [Ft. T'nah Apex]
6. My Jeep [ft. Meechie Darko, Issa Gold, Chuck Strangers]
7. My Yout (ft. Collie Buddz)

10-17 Providence, RI - Lupo's
10-18 Boston, MA - Paradise
10-19 Montreal, Quebec - Olympia Theatre
10-20 Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix
10-22 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
10-23 Detroit, MI - Crofoot (w/o Chevy Woods)
10-24 Chicago, IL - Metro
10-25 Milwaukee, MN - The Rave
10-26 Las Vegas, NV - Life is Beautiful Fest (Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era only)
10-27 Minneapolis, MN - Epic (w/o Ab-Soul)
10-29 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
10-30 Lawrence, KS - Granada
11-01 Denver, CO - Cervantes / Ogden
11-02 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
11-06 Ventura, CA - Venture Theater
11-09 Santa Ana, CA - Observatory (w/o Underachievers)
11-11 San Diego, CA - Soma
11-12 Tempe, AZ - Club Red
11-13 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
11-15 Dallas, TX - Southside Music Hall
11-16 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
11-17 Austin, TX - Emo's East (w/o Underachievers)
11-20 Tallahassee FL - Coliseum Tallahassee
11-21 Orlando, FL - Beacham Theater
11-22 Miami, FL - Grand Central
11-23 St. Petersburg, FL - Jannis Live!
11-24 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade (Heaven) (w/o Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era)
11-26 New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
11-30 Philadelphia, PA - TLA
Video: Tevyn J - "Perfect Place" (@TheRealTevynJ @StickyToffeePR)

Video: Tevyn J - "Perfect Place"

Courtesy Sticky Toffee PR.

'Perfect Place' is the latest visual from Tevyn, and highlights his honest and genuine approach to writing. Backed by melodically soulful production, the fast rising emcee tells a tale of love and relationships which is relatable to people from all walks of life.

Video: @ZaheerMusic @AbiadeMusic "Boycott" (@StickyToffeePR)

Video: Zaheer x Abiade - "Boycott"

Courtesy Sticky Toffee.

Boycott is a fast-paced high energy track written and performed by Abiade, a rising artist from South London with a sharp flow and delivery who is renowned for his insane on-stage presence. 

At Reading and Leeds Festivals Abiade tore both stages as part of the set alongside Zaheer and live band. Zaheer's set was well received by the crowd and the BBC, becoming one of the most popular acts on the BBC Red Button, as well as being one of the most viewed on the BBC Introducing YouTube Channel and having the audio played on BBC Radio 1.

Since branching out as a stand-alone music entity, Zaheer has gone from strength-to-strength, having tracks playlisted on Radio 1, 1Xtra, 6 Music and many more, as well as being supported by the likes of DJ Target, Mistajam, Charlie Sloth, Trevor Nelson, Adele Roberts, Tom Robinson, and Gareth Lloyd.

The visual duties are handled by Gurbir Nakhwal of Bushy Beard Films.

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