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Beattape: Ben Bada Boom - "Bada Boom"


Beattape: Ben Bada Boom - "Bada Boom"

Courtesy Torben.

Hey guys, visited your blog because people told me to and i really liked what you offered for musicians and listeners around the world. Strong output and hours of good music! My name is BEN BADA BOOM and im a Beatmaker/Producer from Hamburg, Germany. I released my latest Beattape BADA BOOM and it would be great if you guys could spend a listen.

Mixtape: @FrantzMZA - "Everything For Sale" (@SilentHandEnt)


Mixtape: Frantz MZA - "Everything For Sale"

Courtesy Silent Hand.

Your Favorite Band of [fismits] have returned yet again with the release of Frantz MZA's debut mixtape, "Everything For Sale". #EFS Consider this the soundtrack into the mind of a Young Fly [fismit] on his grind. Whether it's #BlackFriday or just a slow Monday, he's got what you need and he's got it for the low.

Video: @TrekLife - Wouldn't Change Nothing (prod. @Oddisee) @MelloMusicGroup


Video: Trek Life - Wouldn't Change Nothing (prod. Oddisee)

Courtesy Mello Music Group.

This song is the sum of all my most genuine fears on the path to success. I didn't try to speak for everyone when I wrote it, I just felt like I needed to express all the fear, loss and fuck it that goes on in those quiet moments away from the mic. There's triumph in the end though. When through it all you realize that there's nothing you would change. You accept the challenge and know that it only makes the success sweeter. - Trek Life

@Apaulo_Treed & @StalkinSeason - The Great Beyond


Apaulo Treed & Knightstalker - The Great Beyond (prod. by Harry Fraud)

Courtesy Mirko.

The 2nd single from Apaulo Treed and Knightstalker's upcoming "The Last Line Of Defence" album! The follow-up to "Tactical Strike Force" (ft. Meyhem Lauren & J-Love) is called "The Great Beyond" and is produced by Harry Fraud (who recently produced hits for the likes of Wiz Khalifa, French Montana, Rick Ross, Juicy J, Curren$y, Action Bronson and many many more).

@Jabbawockeez Partner with @FlatFitty Luxury Headwear as Brand Ambassadors


Jabbawockeez Partner with Flat Fitty Luxury Headwear as Brand Ambassadors

Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.

World-famous dance crew Jabbawockeez have officially signed on as Brand Ambassadors for luxury headwear company Flat Fitty.

The partnership pairs two of the best in their respective industries, creating a dynamic product with premium quality and style. Jabbawockeez will bring its signature style and international allure to the partnership with Flat Fitty, which is currently available at fine retail locations around the world.

In the coming weeks, Jabbawockeez will travel and perform in the Philippines, sharing the customized Jabbawockeez Flat Fitty luxury designs with fans across the globe. Jabbawockeez will continue to sport specially designed Flat Fitty headwear during upcoming appearances in 2013.

"Jabbawockeez is all about style and self-expression, and Flat Fitty is an incredible brand that characterizes these values," says Fred Nguyen, president of Jabbawockeez. "We're excited for this partnership and the opportunity to offer this unique and high quality product to our fans."

Flat Fitty has been manufacturing high quality, luxury headwear for close to a decade for more than 1000 brands in 80+ countries, including past Jabbawockeez projects. The Jabbawockeez line will feature a range of styles released seasonally beginning with the official Jabbawockeez Philippine Tour cap, which will be launched during the kick-off of the Jabbawockeez Philippine Tour running January 16 - 20.

In spring, the Jabbawockeez will relocate to their new, customized theater at Luxor, for an all-new production with costumes featuring select Flat Fitty designs.

Flat Fitty CEO Christian Waters feels that teaming with Jabbawockeez is a logical step in presenting the right product to a legion of fans who demand quality and consistency.

"Brand Ambassadors to Flat Fitty are those who believe in our brand and us in theirs," Waters explains. "The Jabbawockeez have a reputation as best in their class, and having worked with them before, we can truly uphold that opinion. They have collaborated with Flat Fitty on designs in past deliveries, and we have been stoked to deliver their headwear needs consistently at a premium level."

The Jabbawockeez and Flat Fitty collaborative merchandise is available through FlatFitty.com, http://jbwkz.com and elite online retail partners. Go to http://FlatFitty.com for more information.

About Jabbawockeez:

Jabbawockeez has developed a one-of-a-kind style that has been incredibly influential in the dance community, effectively changing the way people view dance around the globe. Dressed in expressionless white masks and gloves, they guide the audience's attention away from individual identities and toward a unified group to create a canvas for the audience to visualize the music by painting artistic imagery through their intricate moves.

After being crowned the original champions of MTV's Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew, the group's unmatched talent and captivating style quickly became a fan favorite throughout the world. They have appeared on numerous television shows including Dancing With The Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Regis & Kelly, The TODAY Show, E! News and America's Next Top Model.
For more information, please visit http://jbwkz.com or connect on Twitter http:/Twitter.com/Jabbawockeez and on Facebook http://Facebook.com/Jabbawockeez .

About Flat Fitty:

Flat Fitty has solidified itself over the past decade as to be the respected leader in luxury headwear. With a strategic financial partnership, a year-plus in the books, Flat Fitty has been able to scale their business and begin an aggressive marketing strategy designed at showcasing their high end products through notable and esteemed Brand Ambassadors. Designed for Global Tastemakers, Flat Fitty operates the most Advanced Headwear Manufacturing facilities available, having delivered over one million units for over 800 quality focused clients in 80 plus countries.

Flat Fitty, with their first-to-market technology and innovative capabilities, has propelled them to be a leader in design, manufacturing and delivery for close to a decade. Flat Fitty's unwavering commitment to designing, manufacturing and delivering luxury headwear for discerning consumers globally has allowed swift growth and measurable market penetration.

For more information, go to http://FlatFitty.com and connect on Twitter http://twitter.com/FlatFitty, Facebook http://facebook.com/FlatFittyLuxuryHeadwear and Instagram http://instagram.com/FlatFitty .
Audio: Skrip "Say" ft. Andy Mineo (@skripmusic @andymineo)


Audio: Skrip "Say" ft. Andy Mineo

Courtesy Rapzilla.

Many are desensitized to the power of words due to glorification in rap, of all things negative equating to a positive outcome. Chicago emcee/producer Skrip, seeks to push the message that words have power in both the negative and positive, to build up or tear down."Say" is an inspiring song about standing out for what you believe as truth while being vocal in the midst of chaos. Along for the ride from Washington Heights is Reach Records (Lecrae, Trip Lee, etc.) artist Andy Mineo. Skrip's upcoming free album 'The Und_rscore II' releases on January 15th on Infiltrate Music.

@PerfeckStranger Rock 'The Best of #BIGTICKET' This Friday!


Perfeck Strangers Rock 'The Best of #BIGTICKET' This Friday!

Courtesy Dan-e-o.

This Friday, January 11, EasParkPro presents 'The Best of #BIGTICKET'! If you haven't yet checked out Toronto's top-notch monthly hip-hop event, this is the one to make your first. It all goes down at Velvet Underground, 510 Queen St. West starting at 9pm. It's only $5 to get in until 10pm. $10 thereafter.

After headlining the first-ever #BIGTICKET back in July, the superduo Perfeck Strangers is back with an incomparable performance this Friday. The lineup is stacked! Also on stage this week is #BIGTICKET's best: SepTo, KemiKal, T.R.A., Scott Ramirez, L.I.U., Tommy Spitz and Trace Motivate.

Music as always will be supplied by the award winning DJ Law and G5 Canadian Urban. Need more of an incentive to reach? Peep Perfeck Strangers' 'video of the year' "Work To Do" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQoXvyk7jLY See you Friday!
Audio: @FearceOfDymeDef - "Cosmic" (prod. by @BeanOne)


Audio: Fearce Vill - "Cosmic" (prod. by BeanOne)

Courtesy DM360.

Although a new Dyme Def project may seem to be on the back burner since their previously released full length Yuk the World, that hasn't stopped group member Fearce Vill from crafting new material as he gets set for his debut full length, Let It Be. For his latest solo effort, the Seattle emcee takes it to the edge of space while keeping haters at bay, with the BeanOne produced "Cosmic."

PR: Russell Simmons & @AwesomenessTV Announce Collaboration


PR: Russell Simmons & Awesomeness Announce Collaboration

Courtesy Elina.

This morning at the “Anywhere, Anytime Content” panel at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), entrepreneur and Founder of Rush Digital Media Russell Simmons and AwesomenessTV creator Brian Robbins announced the partnership between Rush Digital Media and AwesomenessTV on the production, operation and marketing of Simmons’ YouTube Channel All Def Digital (ADD). ADD will formally launch in spring 2013 with the goal of producing and sharing cutting-edge programming from diverse talent to help broaden YouTube’s audience, much in the way Def Comedy broadened HBO. This announcement follows YouTube’s decision in October 2012 to fund Simmons’ channel as part of their expanded investment in original content.

“I’ve worked my entire professional life to promote new talent and the new art forms they create,” says Simmons. “YouTube creates huge opportunity for creativity and commerce to meet. This exciting new platform will benefit from having a network that reflects the increasing diversity of America. It complements rather than disrupts traditional media in that it creates opportunities for program creation and promotion between cable and streaming; it’s just the perfect place for me to be with a strong creative partner and friend like Brian Robbins.”

“Russell and I have been friends for a long time and first worked together on the 1995 documentary The Show, which spoke to a generation about the culture of hip hop,” adds Robbins. “We share a vision of how to reach increasingly diversifying American audiences via the YouTube platform, and I’m excited to open a new chapter with him and collaborate in the production and marketing of ADD.”

Prior to launch this spring, Simmons will be curating his favorite videos, shows and creators on www.YouTube.com/AllDefDigital and will be gathering input from fans, via Global Grind and his social communities, to determine the type of programming they want to see on the channel.

About Rush Digital Media:

Rush Digital Media is a new generation media company launched by Russell Simmons to specifically target the YouTube platform and beyond. It will work with partners GlobalGrind.com, Google/YouTube and other partners to bring a new generation of entertainment to the 1 billion screens around the world seeking exciting new content that speaks to a new and rapidly evolving culture. Simmons’ other category-creating ventures include Def Jam Recordings, Def Comedy Jam, Def Poetry Jam, Phat Fashions, Rush Card, and Global Grind.com.

About AwesomenessTV:

AwesomenessTV is a new video destination for teens on YouTube featuring a broad cross section of series built around pop musicians, A-list athletes, TV personalities and YouTube stars. From talk shows to sketch comedy, plus scripted and reality, AwesomenessTV allows fans to experience their favorite celebrities in new ways, only on YouTube. Varsity Pictures, the production entity behind AwesomenessTV, is headed by Brian Robbins (Sonny With A Chance, Smallville, So Random, FRED) and Joe Davola (In Living Color, Smallville, MTV Networks). Robbins’ interest in the YouTube and web video space resulted from the massive success of FRED: THE MOVIE, based on the YouTube sensation Fred Figglhorn (900 million views). After building out the franchise on Nickelodeon (FRED 2: Night of the Living Fred, FRED: THE SHOW, and FRED 3: CAMP FRED), Robbins turned his attention to YouTube and the result is AwesomenessTV, one of the first channels ideated in the YouTube Original Programming initiative.
@TheRealReks Releases Tracklisting For "Revolution Cocktail"


Reks Releases Tracklisting For "Revolution Cocktail"

Courtesy Matt B.

Never one to bite his tongue for anyone REKS is starting this new year off with select words for those who extend one hand while holding the dagger in the other. Brought to you by garglegrenades.com, 'Revolution Cocktail' is a warm up for what promises to be another productive year for REKS.



Tracklisting & Credits for REKS “Revolution Cocktail”

1.) “Revolution Is Here” (produced by MoSS & Pro Logic)

2.) “The Molotov” (produced by Soul Searchers)

3.) “Flags” (produced by Numonics)

4.) “Trust Us” f/ Bishop Lamont (produced by Numonics)

5.) “Only Lonely” f/ EZDREAD (produced by Introspective Minds)

6.) “Due Diligence” (produced by A3)

7.) “Judas” (produced by Lee Bannon)

8.) “Ahead Of My Time” f/ C-Scharp (produced by ATG)

9.) “Fools Gold” f/ J Nics, Boycott Blues & EZDREAD (produced by Introspective Minds)

10.) “Remember” f/ Big Pooh (produced by A3)

11.) “Winners & Survivors” (produced by Delvaughn Tinned)

12.) “Showoff” (Ooowee Baby) (produced by Jewbei)

13.) “Devil Wears Prada” (produced by Hazardis Soundz)

14.) “Forrest Gump” (produced by EZDREAD)

15.) “Beast Bars” f/ Torae & Sha Stimuli (produced by Anthem)

16.) “Save The Day” (produced by Anthem)

17.) “Melancholy” f/ Singapore Kane & Sin (produced by Soul Searchers)

18.) “Sorry/Friends With Benefits” (produced by Introspective Minds & Numonics)

19.) “Dial Tone” f/ J Tronius & Danny “Skyhigh” McClain (produced by ATG)

20.) “#Eyehaterappers Freestyle” (produced by Statik Selektah)

With "Judas," produced by California's monster beatsmith Lee Bannon, we have the first leak off of REKS “Revolution Cocktail” mixtape which will be released on iTunes on 1-22-2013.

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