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Video: Dolla Will f/ Beeda Weeda - "Busy (Getting Money)"


Video: Dolla Will f/ Beeda Weeda - "Busy (Getting Money)"

Courtesy Audible Treats.

Last week, Clear Label Records rapper Dolla Will released the video for "Addicted," the second single off his forthcoming album, Boss Flow, planned for release later this year. Today, the Bay Area emcee is releasing another visual, this one for "Busy (Getting Money)," a single off of Will's pre-album mixtape, Life Before Dolla Will, that features fellow Clear Label Records artist and Oakland native, Beeda Weeda.

Video: "Q - What Happened to the Music?" #BlackCloudTour


Video: "Question - What Happened to the Music?" #BlackCloudTour

Another performance in Lincoln, Nebraska at the Bourbon Theatre during the Black Cloud Tour. I came back from an interview and this set was already in progress, featuring another local act from Nebraska. Enjoy this video courtesy of RapReviews.com!

Video: Block McCloud Sings on Black Cloud Tour in Lincoln, NE


Video: Block McCloud Sings on Black Cloud Tour in Lincoln, NE

The versatile and talented Block McCloud shows off his singing skills and welcomes us all to the final days in the process. Catch the Black Cloud Tour at a venue near you through April 2012 - http://tinyurl.com/BlackCloudTour - and visit RapReviews.com for more exclusive videos, reviews, and interviews!

MP3: Dollarmentary f/ Timbo King, Java Starr - "It's Over"


MP3: Dollarmentary f/ Timbo King, Java Starr - "It's Over (Canada Run)"

Courtesy J Melo.

Dollarmentary has been on a roll over the past two months, releasing songs with Method Man, DJ Premier, Capone of C-N-N, Treach, Vinny Idol, Vinny Idol, General Steele and more. Today, he collaborates with Timbo King of the Wu-Tang Clan http://www.wutang-corp.com/artists/wu-artist.php?id=56 and Java Starr of Devin the Dude's Coughee Brothaz for a soulful track titled "It's Over (Canada Run)." The song was produced by Deezus. http://www.sharebeast.com/hmrxd17g78n1 .

Dollarmentary will be releasing a free CD next week with all of these collaborations and more titled "Green Crack Vol. 1."

Press Release: Chuuwee Signs to Amalgam Digital


Press Release: Chuuwee Signs to Amalgam Digital

Courtesy Amalgam Digital.

Congratulations to the newly signed Sacramento rhyme sayer Chuuwee, signing to the all new Amalgam Digital label roster.

Check out the news & video here: http://thefreshheir.com/2012/03/08/news-chuuwee-signs-to-amalgam-digital/ .

Chuuwee will be releasing the free mixtape “Crown Me King” April 24th as a prelude to his forthcoming album “Wild Style” May 29th on Amalgam Digital.

S.O.B.'s Machine Gun Kelly SXSW Show Moves to Bigger Venue


S.O.B.'s Machine Gun Kelly SXSW Show Moves to Bigger Venue

Courtesy Nancy B.

Austin, TX ~ Due to the overwhelming response to our announcement of Manhattan live music venue S.O.B.’s (Sounds of Brazil) 30 Year Anniversary showcase at this year’s SXSW, Wednesday, March 14th; a show that will feature Miguel, Machine Gun Kelly, Mystikal and 2 Chainz, as well as rap supergroup Slaughterhouse [Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5'9, Crooked I], Nikki Jean, CJ Hilton, Elle Varner, Maya Azuceña, Travis Porter & The Airplane Boys, the showcase has been moved to The Belmont (305 W. 6th Street, Austin), a venue twice the size of the show’s original location at 600 capacity. The news attracted clothing company, DALLAS LIVES, to jump on board recently as the event’s one and only sponsor.

DALLAS LIVES, a street wear brand focused on bold self-empowerment, was founded by Cody Bustamante as a tribute in part to his fallen brother, Dallas, and the ideals, lifestyles and cultures the two shared. Inspired by personal strength and the very essence of hip hop, skate, punk, and tattoo subcultures, DALLAS LIVES expresses ideology and iconography heavily rooted in music, pop culture, art and political statements. DALLAS LIVES produces well-balanced garments created with premium quality fabrics and an eclectic mix of conceptual art that tells an overall story. Conveyed through fashionably forward works of art, one mans unwavering drive to continue his brother’s legacy lives on. Freedom of expression for the individual voice and style is DALLAS LIVES’ underlying foundation. Like what you like… be who you are… and never forget where you came from.

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AC "Music Ain't the Revolution EP" (prod. Ill Thought Process)


AC "Music Ain't the Revolution EP" (prod. Ill Thought Process)

Courtesy Park Street PR.

After the critical acclaim of his two EPs 'New Day' and 'Prophecy for Profit', Northwest London emcee AC is back with another release called 'Music Ain't The Revolution'.  This new four track EP  is the second prelude to his brand new album 'Keep It Together' which is currently just getting the finishing touches and is due out soon. It sees AC team up with producer Ill Thought Process who gives up four brilliant beats.  AC has also enlisted the help of Genesis Elijah on the title track.

AC 'Music Ain't The Revolution EP' (Produced by Ill Thought Process)

01 - Music Ain't The Revolution Feat. Genesis Elijah
02 - What Have We Become?
03 - Gone Too Long
04 - Can't Be That Bad

Download link: http://acthemc.bandcamp.com/album/music-aint-the-revolution .

Lateef the Truthspeaker: Live from the Control Room Session 2


Lateef the Truthspeaker: Live from the Control Room Session 2

Courtesy Quality Control.

Quality Control Marketing and SAE San Francisco present Live from the Control Room Session Two featuring Oakland's own Lateef the Truthspeaker (of Latyrx/Quannum Projects fame) and producer PoetiqBeetz. Filmed by none other than Casual, the Hieroglyphics Rap God, this session and track titled "Code Red Emergency" were recorded at the SAE San Francisco campus, by SAE students. SAE San Francisco is the newest campus in SAE's long legacy of training students for success in the Audio and Entertainment Industries. The top notch studio facilities are used for education purposes only and students never have to worry about losing out valuable practical time to commercial projects. The SAE staff are dedicated to the success of their students and work with them to develop their personal interests in recording, producing, mixing and mastering great music.

MP3: Fatal Lucciauno - "Dr. Love" & Video: "E. Cherry St."


MP3: Fatal Lucciauno - "Dr. Love" & Video: "E. Cherry St."

Courtesy Audible Treats.

On February 21st, Sportn Life Records rapper Fatal Lucciauno released his sophomore album, Respect. The album, which was preceded by a free EP, The Message, produced entirely by Jake One, has been lauded since release, and today, Fatal is excited to release the latest single from Respect, "Dr. Love."

Download "Dr. Love" Ft. I AM here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Fatal_Lucciauno-Doctor_Love_Ft_I_AM.mp3 .

Fatal is also excited to release a new freestyle video, "E. Cherry St."

Duck Down VS Blacksmith SXSW Showcase - March 16th


Duck Down VS Blacksmith SXSW Showcase - March 16th at La Zona Rosa

Courtesy Duck Down Music.

SXSW 2012  

Performances by: 
Talib Kweli (w/ live band)
Pharoahe Monch
Jean Grae
Buckshot
Smif N Wessun
Mr. MFN eXquire
Bad Rabbits
Iron Solomon
Vince Staples & Michael Uzi
The Famous Mr. Nobodys
Promise

Music by DJ Statik Selektah + a 'Population Control' Set w/ Performances from Lecrae, Termanology & More

Friday, March 16th at  La Zona Rosa
Address: 612 West 4th Street, Austin, TX

Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

SXSW Badge Holders Enter For Free!
All Ages Welcome   

Complimentary product courtesy of Reebok at the showcase.


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