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PR: New C-Bo Album "Orca" to Hit Stores July 3rd


From RBC Records:

PR: New C-Bo Album "Orca" to Hit Stores July 3rd

1. Orca
2. 187 feat. 187
3. I Hustle
4. Bullets ft. Slim The Mobster & King T
5. For Nothing feat. Dubb 20, Liq and LM
6. Life Is A Gamble feat. Yukmouth and Realest
7. Addictive feat. Slick Pulla, Brotha Lynch Hung and Dead Mike
8. Bitch I'm Ballin feat. Paul Wall
9. Murder One feat. MC Eiht and BG Knocc Out
10. Getting To The Money feat. B-Legit
11. Waiting On Me
12. New Beginning feat. Marvaless, Rydah J Klyde and T-Nutty
13. Killas Like Me feat. Kokane, Killa Tay and Lil Cyco
14. No Warning feat. Young Buck and Omar "Big O" Gooding
15. Can't Grind Forever
16. Fuckin Wit It feat. E-40

Audio: 187 Feat. WC - http://hu.lk/tp6x9qz64gra .

Video: Skills and Variety - "Cadillacs and Dinosaurs"


From Brandon:

Video: Skills and Variety - "Cadillacs and Dinosaurs"

facebook.com/skillsandvariety
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs EP - 2012 Destiny Records
Song: Produced, engineered and mixed by Brandon Metcalf
Video: Filmed and edited by Brandon Metcalf
Filming Assistants: Natalie Kralicek and Levi Bremness

@Zach89 - "The Zach89 Files" - A Collection of Z-Mixes


From Dove @ Tygereye:

Zach89 - "The Zach89 Files" - A Collection of Z-Mixes

Zach89 is happy to present his new mixtape The Zach89 Files, which is a collection of the Queens rapper's lively Z-Mixes! Cover art and tracklist are below, and you can download or grab embeddable player from one of these links:

* http://www.datpiff.com/Zach89-The-Zach89-Files-mixtape.359204.html *

Zach89 is currently preparing his full-length album The Z Factor for release later this year, and he is available for interviews!

Audio: Oh No f/ Phife Dawg & Jose James - "Dues N Don'ts"


From Matt B:

Audio: Oh No f/ Phife Dawg & Jose James - "Dues N Don'ts"

Oh No: Ohnomite on Amazon.com. Following two successful collaborative efforts alongside fellow producer/rapper The Alchemist as the power duo Gangrene -2010’s Gutter Water and 2012’s Vodka & Ayahuasca- and the 2011 gem with The Alchemist as Gangrene & Roc Marciano, the Greneberg EP; The Oxnard, California based beat-smith and emcee Oh No returns for a solo mission.

Oh No (born Michael Jackson; younger brother of Madlib and son of singer Otis Jackson) was granted unprecedented access to the Rudy Ray Moore / Dolemite audio archives and given free rein to slice, dice, chop and sample his way through the classic-yet-absolutely-filthy catalog. He was able to use legendary material from The Human Tornado, Petey Wheatstraw, the Dolemite Soundtrack and more, plus a multitude of previously unreleased and alternate acapellas and instrumentals. The end result is Ohnomite (now available everywhere fine music is sold), a 19 track head-banging extravaganza of sloppy funk, dirty soul, and brainy lyricism, all aimed at one thing- making your head nod and your ass shake. And when you add to that guests spots from the likes of Evidence, Phife Dawg, The Alchemist, Erick Sermon, Rapper Pooh, MED, Guilty Simpson, Roc Marciano, Sticky Fingaz, Chino XL, Roc C, Prozack Turner, Termanology, Frank Nitt and this cut with MF Doom “3 Dollars.”

Link to Oh No f/Phife Dawg & Jose James “Dues N Don’ts”: http://www.sharebeast.com/alyxhmzfghmw .

Video: Kool Keith - "Goodbye Rap" + Album Release


From Audible Treats:

Video: Kool Keith - "Goodbye Rap" + Album Release

Kool Keith: Love & Danger on Amazon.com. Kool Keith is excited to release his latest album, Love & Danger. The album, which is the 13th of Kool Keith's career, is now available through Junkadelic Music.

With Love & Danger, Kool Keith also continues to hint at, and toy with the idea of, retirement, most of all with the album's latest single and closing track "Goodbye Rap." Keith opens the song calling out new artists, DJs, and business people that don't properly represent the music. And while taking a shots at imposters, Keith also takes the opportunity to set himself apart from the bunch: "While everybody was fat, cooking sausage," raps Keith, "I was wearing Ostrich/ Rap ain't been the same since I had it hostage."

The video, directed by The ICU, captures Keith in a series of classic hip-hop landscapes – namely, dirty stairwells and New York City rooftops – surrounded by a host of full-body women. And while Keith doesn't break out any Ostrich for the video, he does don a series of flashy headwear selections throughout, including a Texas Longhorns hunting cap, a black-and-white checkered bucket hat, and – most flashy of all – a sequined headdress draped down over his shoulders.

Kool Keith: Love & Danger on Amazon.com

Video: @VerseSimmonds & Friends VLOG Of Memorial Weekend


From Major Music:

Video: Verse Simmonds & Friends VLOG Of Memorial Weekend

@VerseSimmonds spent the Memorial Weekend in Miami and at Club Amnesia alongside Young Jeezy, @PranoBBM, @YoungSalemme. Prano and Verse Simmonds will be releasing their yet to be titled, Jahlil Beats produced collaboration very shortly. In the meantime, check out the VLOG of Memorial Weekend, set to the Verse Simmonds and Snoop Dogg track "Bad MotherF*ck*r".

Devo Spice Update - The NY Funny Songs Fest


Devo Spice Update - The NY Funny Songs Fest

This is just a quick note to let you know that I will be performing this weekend in New York City at the first annual New York Funny Songs Fest.  I’ll be part of the Friday evening Showcase along with Rob Paravonian, Camille Harris, and more.  That’s at 8:30 at Casa Mezcal.  And I’ll be doing one short song during the 50 Funny Songs Saturday night at 7:00 at Tammany Hall.

I’m including a rundown of the schedule below in case you’re interested in any of the other cool stuff they have going on.  For more information and to buy tickets to any of the events (most are separate admissions) visit http://nyfunnysongs.com.

->Later.....Spice

Audio: Reks - "Shotgun" (@Therealreks @Gracieprod @numonics)


From Matt B:

Audio: Reks f. Jon Connor & Venessa Renee - "Shotgun" (prod. by Numonics)

1st single off REKS new album 'Rebelutionary' produced entirely by Numonics. "Shotgun" features Michigan Rhyme Slinger Jon Connor & Atlanta's Venessa Renee on the hook.

Link: http://soundcloud.com/clockworkmusic-2/reks-f-jon-connor-venessa .

Buy “Shotgun” on iTunes here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/shotgun-feat.-jon-connor-single/id523010380 .

‘Rebelutionary’ will be released on 7-24-2012 by Gracie Productions.

Press Release: BIX - "The North"


From Bix Beats:

Press Release: BIX - "The North"

BIX is a JUNO-nominated beat producer living in Toronto, Canada. BIX has made a nationally and internationally recognized contribution to Canadian music over the past 10 years. BIX's groundbreaking beats have built him a fanbase across Canada, the United States, Europe, South America, Japan and Australia.

BIX has also received recognition from various notable names in the music industry including DJ Premier on the radio show Live From HeadQCourterz for the production of "Richochet" ft. El Da Sensei on Ghettosocks' Treat of the Day.

BIX's latest solo album 'The North' is a compilation of sample-free production captivating sophisticated audiences around the world.

To download a digital copy of 'The North' click on the
'Download Album' link below.

If you are interested in reviewing 'The North' album, please share the following download link in your article for your readers to enjoy!

* http://bixbeats.com/the-north *

PR: @GoonRock Wins BEST MUSIC at 2012 MTV Movie Awards


PR: GoonRock Wins BEST MUSIC at 2012 MTV Movie Awards

Goonrock co-wrote, produced and is featured on LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem", the track that has been sweeping the music awards scene! Featured in the film 21 Jump Street, "Party Rock Anthem" took home the MTV Movie Award last night for Best Music. This new award joins a slew of others for the DJ/Producer, including six Billboard Music Awards, two ASCAP Pop Music Awards, and being named Men's Health/Gold's Gym's 2012 Workout Song of the Year.

Jennifer Lopez debuted her newest track, "Goin' In", featuring Flo Rida, on the season finale of American Idol, which was co-written and produced by Goonrock. It is one of two tracks that the hit-maker has put his spin on for the sexy superstar; the other is the forthcoming "Clothes Off".

* http://www.rapreviews.com/interview/goonrock2012.html *
* www.goonrock.com *

Hit-maker Goonrock will join co-writers and collaborators Sky Blu and Red Foo, better known as LMFAO, on stage tonight at the Staples Center. Goonrock co-wrote, produced and is featured on several tracks from the Sorry for the Party Rockin’ album, including the award-winning “Party Rock Anthem” and “Sexy and I Know It.” The three were recently together for the MTV Movie Awards where “Party Rock Anthem” was awarded Best Music for being featured in 21 Jump Street.


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