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VonJeff Releases "Count Me In" Mixtape (@rRAPpromo @BehindthaSeen)


VonJeff (Fight Klub) Releases "Count Me In" Mixtape

Courtesy RRP.

Brooklyn born MC, VonJeff, is finally ready to introduce himself to the music industry and the world. Raised in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, Vaughn Jefferson’s musical talents were innate. Surrounded by the constant melodies of Hip-Hop greats like Big Daddy Kane, Notorious BIG and Jay Z, VonJeff always had a fascination with music the rhythm and beats. While getting his start as an extra in a range of Hip-Hop music videos from Smif N Wessun “Bucktown” to Jay Z “99 Problems”, the Bed Stuy bred MC was later featured in the box office hit ‘NOTORIOUS’ as Busta Rhymes which grossed over 2 million dollars the opening weekend.


Later landing a position as Director of A&R for the Hit MTV2 series “Monday Night Fight Klub”, VonJeff was able to spread his love for his craft by scouting, training and auditioning battle rappers. While still holding his position at MTV2, VonJeff also started his own talent & entertainment company, rightfully named, Indie City Industry Inc. Personally specializing in videographer and photography, VonJeff has worked with a range of different artists and organizations such as Atlantic Records recording artist Maino and the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation.

After being behind the scenes for so many years, VonJeff is now ready to debut his talent to the world. COUNT ME IN, the highly anticipated mix tape from VonJeff, takes his listeners on an exciting and refreshing 12 song musical journey. “ It gives listeners the opportunity to either count me out or count me in,” says VonJeff about his mix tape debut.

Along with COUNT ME IN, listeners will also have an opportunity to experience the dynamics of VonJeff’s craft and level of creative skill in his mini-documentary “Streets Is A&R'ing This.” Displaying to the world the grind and struggle, VonJeff gives listeners an inside glance of what it took to bring COUNT ME IN to life.

Cyrus Malachi - @Hoochinoo Presents Black Athena Launch Night April 20th


Cyrus Malachi - Hoochino Presents Black Athena Launch Night April 20th

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BLACK ATHENA :: Launch Party
CYRUS MALACHI : KYZA SMIRNOFF : IRON BRAYDZ : MELANIN 9

Hosted by Peaches and DJ Babyblu

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The Hoochinoo Brave's are proud to announce that on Sat 20th April they will be hosting CYRUS MALACHI's album launch party @ Vibe Bar, brick lane. As well as Cyrus there will be live performances from KYZA SMIRNOFF, IRON BRAYDZ and MELANIN 9 aka M9. BLACK ATHENA is Cyrus Malachi's highly anticipated second album, make sure you come down to Hoochinoo for a night of real music from some of the most explosive lyricists in the UK.

CYRUS MALACHI

Cyrus Malachi is back with his second album Black Athena after the 2011 release of his critically acclaimed debut L.P Ancient Future, this is a highly anticipated release with features from members of his crew Triple Darkness and long time affiliate Skriblah Dan Gogh this promises to be another Benchmark in his respected discography and can be witnessed at Hoochinoo live on the 20th April, do not miss out..

KYZA SMIRNOFF

Kyza Smirnoff has been in the hip hop scene for many years and has worked with a myriad of people from Jehst to Dj Vadim, to Wretch 32 to Foreign Beggars. As a co-founder of Terra Firma and one quarter of the Orphans of Cush, he has had a lengthy and noted journey through the scene. With the release of multiple projects on the horizon, Kyza is keen to keep doing what he loves and does best. Burn beats, manhandle mics and destroy stages.

IRON BRAYDZ

Iron Braydz has already collaborated and performed with many of his influences including M1 of Dead Prez, Public Enemy, Saigon, Immortal Technique and RZA of Wu-Tang Clan. On record or on stage he always brings an intensity driven by his immense passion and energy for hip hop which has seen him stand out amongst others in the UK to solidify his presence firmly within UK hip hop.

Costs: £5

Vibe Bar (Upstairs)
91 Brick Lane
Whitechapel
London E1 6QL
Audio: Czarface - "The Wake Up Show Promo" (@InspectahDeckWU @MCEsoteric @DJ_7L @BrickRecords96)


Audio: Czarface - "The Wake Up Show Promo"

Courtesy Matt B.

After selling out the first edition of CZARFACE on CD, with the Pop-Up packaging, Brick Records has repressed the album in a new digi-pack case with altered front cover art. The new version also includes the "Rock Beast (Death Czar Remix)" which is not available on the initial CD pressing or on any other format.

Audio: J. Keys "For the Soul" (@JKeysMusic)


Audio: J. Keys "For the Soul"

Courtesy JK.

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Coming Very Soon!!

Video: @RealCappadonna - "Creature Feature" (@MacMediaPromo)


Video: Cappadonna - "Creature Feature"

Courtesy Matt C.

The “Papi Wardrobe Kings” renaissance continues as he commingled with his Wu-Tang comrades on RZA’s “The Man With The Iron Fists” OST on the Wu-Tang Clan reunion track “Six Directions Of Boxing” and with his appearance on the Wu-Tang Clan & D-Block project "Wu-Block,” Wu-Tang Clan's tenth official member, Cappadonna, returns with his double-CD, 'Eyrth, Wynd & Fyre,' which is now available on RBC Records.

Video: @Iamsu - "Don't Stop" (@AudibleTreats)


Video: Iamsu! - "Don't Stop"

Courtesy Audible Treats.

Iamsu! is also still hard at on solo material, including his forthcoming Kilt 2 mixtape, and today he's releasing the latest visual from his lauded $uzy 6 $peed mixtape, "Don't Stop."

Video: Angie C on Chasing Your Dreams (@ABitOfBrownSuga)


Video: Angie C on Chasing Your Dreams

Courtesy The Rebel Society.

HER Story is a video series by World Wide Women Group and it focuses on telling the everyday story of what women in the world are faced with. This video features Angie C, who is an aspiring singer and actress who had to leave her career of being a school teacher to chase her dream. Powered by The Rebel Society.

HER Story: Angie C from The Rebel Society on Vimeo.

Audio: @MCPennywise - "All Mash"


Audio: Pennywise - "All Mash"

Courtesy PMC.

Greetings, I'm a Phoenix MC by the name of PENNYWISE and a representative of the Hip Hop collective WRITERS GUILD I just released a new song called "ALL MASH" which will feature on my up and coming album "YOU CAN ALL DIE NOW" to be released this summer. I would greatly appriciate the song to be featured on your blog if possible.

Audio: @MarcoPoloBeats f/ Artifacts - "Back To Work"


Audio: Marco Polo f/ Artifacts - "Back To Work"

Courtesy Matt B.

Today we release the third in the series of Legendary Emcees on beats by Marco Polo with samples that were impossible to clear... we present "Back To Work" f/ Artifacts (Scratches by Shylow).

News: @DizzyWright Voted into XXL Freshmen Class of 2013 (@AudibleTreats)


News: Dizzy Wright Voted In By Fans To Be Member of the XXL Freshmen Class of 2013

Courtesy Audible Treats.

Funk Volume's 21-year old Las Vegas-based rapper Dizzy Wright has been named the "People's Champ" winner of the 10th spot in XXL Magazine's coveted Top 10 Freshmen list. The annual list is comprised of 10 solo rappers who are chosen as the next artists to attain mainstream success and is regarded as one of the most widely discussed and debated lists issued by a music publication. Dizzy's rank as the "People's Choice" winner is especially impressive since that position is the only one that is not chosen by the editorial staff; fans overwhelmingly voted Dizzy Wright into the winning spotlight out of a list of over 50 artists.

Says Dizzy, "Being chosen for the Freshmen List means everything to me. I made a commitment to myself in 2011 to aim for it and starting in 2012, I really pushed hard for it; I released my best music, went on three tours, and released consistent visuals. My fans responded and for that, I thank them." Hard work and staying humble is one of Dizzy's strongest personality traits. Despite having an impressive fan following (88k on Twitter, 127k on Facebook,) Dizzy knows he's a new name to many and welcomes the challenge of having the rest of the industry take notice. Says Dizzy, "I've always had to prove myself. I work super hard, I'm confident in my craft, and I'm actually excited about all the muthfuckas who don't believe in me because I'm ready to gain new fans and kill it."

One of the most successful independent hip-hop labels in existence today, Funk Volume is stealthily gaining traction and has the numbers to prove it with over 160k Facebook "Likes" and over 30M YouTube views on their channel while labelmate Hopsin boasts having over 105M YouTube views and 408k YouTube subscribers. Editor-in-Chief of XXL Magazine, Vanessa Satten, remarked, "Dizzy Wright won the XXL Freshmen's People's Choice slot on the list this year with a huge amount of votes. It was great to see a new MC have fans come out and rep so hard for them. A lot of artists had big numbers based on their self-made fan bases this year but Funk Volume took the win! That's two Freshmen from that camp so far!" Funk Volume now joins the ranks of only a handful of other independent labels to have multiple Freshmen, including Top Dawg Entertainment (Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul) Fool's Gold (Donnis, Danny Brown,) Cinematic Music Group (Big K.R.I.T., Joey Bada$$) and Rostrum Records (Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller.) Funk Volume plans to release albums from Jarren Benton, Dizzy Wright, Hopsin, and SwizZz this year as well as a documentary film about the label.

Check out the cover here: http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2013/03/xxl-freshman-class-2013-cover-revealed/ .

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