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Executive Nick presents MAINO: Up Close & Personal Season III


Executive Nick presents MAINO: Up Close & Personal Season III

Courtesy Chris @ E1.

"The Hand of God" : Maino along with Mouse and Hustle Hard members reflect on and discuss different incidents involving the sometimes negative stigma around the brand.

Video: Metabeats f/ Dubbledge - "EyeSeeYou"


Video: Metabeats f/ Dubbledge - "EyeSeeYou"

Courtesy 730 Promo.

Continuing to stake their claim as one of the leading labels releasing consistently creative high grade hip-hop in the UK, AssociatedMinds present the brand-new video for Metabeats's 'EyeSeeYou' featuring Dubbledge.

The video, directed by the rising start Mike Tyler, perfectly translates the pearls of wisdom on racism, the media and UK police profiling that Edge drops so originally throughout the track and is a must see for anyone who appreciates hip-hop with class. We hope you enjoy.

The single is also out today (05/03/2012) and available worldwide at all the usual places.

Follow Associated Minds on Twitter @AssociatedMinds.

Video: Chris Webby - "I'm Gone"


Video: Chris Webby - "I'm Gone"

Courtesy Chris @ E1.

"Official video of I'm Gone by Chris Webby off his first iTunes release "There Goes The Neighborhood." Directed by Rik Cordero. Produced by Sap."

Video: Ariez Onasis - "Weed x Brews" (dir. Nicholas Black)


Video: Ariez Onasis - "Weed x Brews" (dir. Nicholas Black)

Courtesy Zack @ DICE Music.

ARIEZ IS BACK WITH A NEW VIDEO TO HIS DISMANTALING OF SCHOOLBOY Q'S LATEST. THE DARK WORLD CREATED BY DIRECTOR EXTRODINAIRE NICHOLAS BLACK SUITS ARIEZ TALES OF SINS AND MISBEHAVIOR IN THIS SPIRITED TRIP TO THE OTHERSIDE.

MP3: Focus... - "The Life" (prod. Focus...)


MP3: Focus... - "The Life" (prod. Focus...)

Courtesy Ty Cannon.

* https://twitter.com/#!/EffTripleDot *

Focus...
"The Life"
(Prod. by Focus...)

* http://focus.bandcamp.com/track/the-life *

MP3: Constant Deviants - "Skyscraper"


MP3: Constant Deviants - "Skyscraper"

Courtesy Audible Treats.

As M.I. and DJ Cutt ready the release of their forthcoming LP, Diamond, the duo known as Constant Deviants, continue to deliver on their promise of non-album singles with their latest single, "Skyscraper." On this track, DJ Cutt hands off production duties to Australian producer Debonair P, who laces the track with mellow acoustic guitar riffs, complemented by a perfectly dusty drum break. This song, along with a collection of others produced by Debonair P, will be released on a 12" effort titled The Allnighter EP in mid-March.

Although, fans may feel odd about hearing a Constant Deviants track not produced by DJ Cutt, they need not worry; the Baltimore/Brooklyn duo has been building with the Debonair for years now. "We've been building a relationship with him since we first started selling vinyl in '09," explains M.I. "He's a dope producer and definitely has a lock on the '90's sound."

The song title, "Skyscraper," and song concept came from the vibe that M.I. caught listening to the beat. "I just had the feeling of being on top a skyscraper," says M.I., "overlooking the confusion going on in the city." And while the casual listener might assume that feeling would lead to a serene track, "Skyscraper," as with all of Constant Deviants' music requires a closer listen. "Even at the top, you're still part of the chaos around you," M.I. remarks, and drives that sentiment home throughout the track with lines like, "Bodymore, Murdaland, man we got this/ Pop, pop, bang, bang/ Shoot em up mobsters/ Cops 'n robbers/ .45s, Glocks and choppers.”

Download "Skyscrapers" here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Constant_Deviants-Skyscraper.mp3 .

Moka Only & Ayatollah Debut New Track, Announce Album


Moka Only & Ayatollah Debut New Track, Announce Album

Courtesy Nature Sounds.

Moka Only is one of Canada's most celebrated hip-hop exports, a former member of Canadian rap royalty Swollen Members who has released dozens of solo projects since he broke through in the mid-90s.  Ayatollah is one of the most respected producers in the American underground hip-hop scene, having crafted classics like Mos Def's "Ms. Fat Booty" and Talib Kweli's "The Proud," plus tracks for Styles P, Pharoahe Monch, Masta Ace, Cormega, Inspectah Deck, and many more.  Now, these two talents are coming together for a full-length collaboration straight out of hip-hop dreamland.  Appropriately entitled Bridges, the project hits stores everywhere on April 10th, 2012 through Greenstreets Entertainment.  Check out the first single from Bridges, "Ekhart Tolle" now.

* http://naturesounds.bandcamp.com/track/eckhart-tolle *

MP3: Amir Driver - "End of the Night"


MP3: Amir Driver - "End of the Night"

Courtesy RMG.

"Let's have some fun & get done lol... Heavy baseline & hard drums courtesy of my big brother Veano. Nothing too deep about this one though lol. F**k it (Shrug) lol... Enjoy" -Amir'

Download: Hulkshare: http://www.hulkshare.com/lzg1z30v5qo6 .

PR: NYCE Gets Nod To Open On FREEWAY Canadian Tour


PR: NYCE Gets Nod To Open On FREEWAY Canadian Tour

Courtesy Jon Asher.

Montreal hip hop artist NYCE whom is set to release his upcoming debut album "Certified" later this year on local hip hop label Hustle Cartel Ent has been given the nod to open for American rapper FREEWAY's Canadian tour dates just after recently performing this past weekend with American rapping icon Raekwon (Wu Tang Clan) on March 3rd in Montreal.

"After performing with Raekwon this past weekend, and getting the nod to join this tour, I'm looking forward to spread some NYCE to the rest of Canada." commented NYCE.

NYCE recently released his latest single "Best Price" that has already sold 2,200 downloads on iTunes along with a music video to support the single.

To view NYCE's new music video please visit the follow link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgPeZnSMZpo .

Upcoming Tour Dates:

March 7, 2012 - Underworld - Montreal, QC
March 8, 2012 - Greenroom - Winnipeg, MB
March 9, 2012 - The Distillery - KOTD Event - Calgary, AB
March 10, 2012 - Chrome Lounge - Edmonton, AB
March 11, 2012 - TBA - Vancouver, BC
March 13, 2012 - Garfinkel's - Whistler, BC

About: Taking his street knowledge and turning it into music to help elevate his life and that of others for years. The charismatic and well-tatted young emcee is out to start a dialogue, to sometimes shock and to always make you laugh with his quick wit and sharp tongue. NYCE dropped his first mix tape, D’Boy Music, in July 2011 and with his upcoming debut "Certified" produced by one of Canada’s hottest up and coming producers, Fullklip Beats, NYCE is set to define his D’Boy street hustle.

Twiztid & Kottonmouth Kings Announce Kaos & Kronik Tour


Twiztid & Kottonmouth Kings Announce Kaos & Kronik Tour With Blaze & Big B

Courtesy Kerosene Media.

This spring, two of the biggest acts in the underground will come together to wreak havoc on the road for one of this year's hottest tours. This year the stars have come into alignment as Psychopathic Records' Twiztid and Suburban Noize weed smokers the Kottonmouth Kings will unite for the Kaos & Kronik Tour with special guests Blaze and Big B. “Kaos & Kronik” brings together two of the biggest forces in underground music for one of the most heavily anticipated tour packages in years.

"The ‘Kaos & Kronik’ tour will be an underground classic and everyone is already bubbling with excitement. Psychopathic Records and Suburban Noize have been allies in the underground for a decade, but this is the first time Kottonmouth Kings & Twiztid have come together on a national tour," says Brad X. "We asked Big B and Blaze to join us on this tour to help bring the thunder and ensure every show is pure insanity. Together we will be bringing ‘Kaos & Kronik’ to a city near you!”
 
“This tour has been 10 years in the making. Come out and witness history as two of America’s biggest indie acts bring the Kaos and Kronik,” said Monoxide of Twiztid.
 
California’s reigning rip-hop originators, Kottonmouth Kings have long been a cornerstone of one of today’s most radical music movements. Combining mind-bending sonics, and fusing hip-hop, punk rock, and classic soul, The Kings have innovated and pioneered a unique signature sound that has set them apart from the pack and has fueled the band’s longevity and enduring popularity with a diverse international fan base. Kottonmouth Kings have proved their lasting staying power, building on a powerful DIY ethos and redefining the meaning of a self-empowered group by running their own company, touring and releasing albums on their own terms. Kottonmouth Kings will unleash their thirteenth studio album, "Mile High Club", later this summer via the group’s own Suburban Noize Records.
 
Where most rappers celebrate the urban lifestyle with the same old themes and images, Twiztid peels away the gloss and exposes the innards. The demented duo, Monoxide and Jamie Madrox, take the hard edge of theatrical rock-and-roll and temper it with gritty hip-hop to create a musical monstrosity so dangerously real it must be hidden with face paint! These two aren’t casual gangsters, but rather, they have painted personas that allow them to explore the darkest corners of the human psyche, from superhero fantasies to horror film legacies. With their ruthless raps, most recently heard on “Heartbroken & Homicidal”, the duo may explore every recess of their audience’s experiences, every sentimental reflection, and every sinister urge. By becoming something unreal, Monoxide and Jamie Madrox are free to be real. Whether it’s on-stage devastation, or home stereo infiltration, Twiztid’s music will take you somewhere you’ve never been before. The scariest part is when you don’t want to come back…

TWIZTID & KOTTONMOUTH KINGS “Kaos & Kronik” TOUR DATES:
Apr 13 - Kansas City @ Midland Theatre
Apr 14 - Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
Apr 15 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
Apr 16 - St. Paul, MN @ Myth
Apr 18 - Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
Apr 19 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
Apr 20 - Mount Clemens, MI @ Emerald Theatre
Apr 21 - Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
Apr 22 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Apr 24 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
Apr 25 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
Apr 27 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts
Apr 28 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Apr 29 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Apr 30 - Norfolk, VA @ Norva Theatre
May 03 - Winston Salem, NC @ Ziggy's
May 04 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
May 15 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue


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