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Beast Coastal Tour with @joeyBADASS_, Pro Era, Flatbush Zombies (@Dew_GLS @StacheMedia)


Beast Coastal Tour with Joey Bada$$, Pro Era, Flatbush Zombies, The UnderAchievers hits North America

Courtesy 'Stache Media.

New York, NY (February 2013) - Cinematic Music Group's Joey Bada$$ and his New York City-based rap crew Pro Era embark on the Beast Coastal Tour this spring, joined by DJ Statik Selektah and Brooklyn's own Beast Coast brothers Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers. The 20+ North American tour kicks off in Portland on 3/21 and will wrap in NYC at the Gramercy Theatre on 4/20, a concert in honor of late Pro Era co-founder Capital STEEZ.

Joey Bada$$ and his crew of fellow teenage visionaries CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, Dessy Hinds and others will be performing music from Joey's debut mixtape 1999, Pro Era's most recent critically-acclaimed P.E.E.P. The aPROcalypse mixtape and "Unorthodox" the Green Label Sound collaboration from Joey Bada$$ and DJ Premier. Fans can download the track for free as well as watch a behind the scenes from the forthcoming music video produced by Creative Control's Coodie and Chike at www.greenlabelsound.com. The group will be doing in-stores along the way at select Eckō Unltd retail locations, meeting with fans and signing limited edition special tour merchandise.

A full listing of the Beast Coastal Tour dates can be found below and by visiting TheProEra.com.

Beast Coastal Dates

Thu-Mar-21 - Portland - Peter's Room
Fri-Mar-22 - Whistler - Garfinkle's
Sat-Mar-23 - Vancouver - Vogue Theatre
Sun-Mar-24 - Seattle - Neumos
Tue-Mar-26 - Reno - The Alley
Wed-Mar-27 - San Francisco - Slim's
Thu-Mar-28 - San Diego - Porter's Pub
Fri-Mar-29 - Santa Barbara - Velvet Jones
Sat-Mar-30 - San Bernardino - Paid Dues Festival / Nos Center
Tue-Apr-02 - New Haven - Toad's Place
Wed-Apr-03 - Boston - Middle East
Thu-Apr-04 - Providence - PVD Social Club
Fri-Apr-05 - Montreal - Underworld
Sat-Apr-06 - Ottowa - Ritual Nightclub
Sun-Apr-07 - Hamilton - Club Absinthe
Tue-Apr-09 - Pontiac - Crofoot
Wed-Apr-10 - Oxford, OH - Brick Street
Thu-Apr-11 - Chicago - Reggie's
Fri-Apr-12 - Madison - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sat-Apr-13 - Bloomington - The Castle Theatre
Sun-Apr-14 - Columbia - The Blue Note
Tue-Apr-16 - Pittsburg - Altar Bar
Wed-Apr-17 - Baltimore - Soundstage
Sat-April-20 - New York - Gramercy Theatre

Follow @Dew_GLS on Twitter and Instagram for exclusive pics and a chance to win tickets and other gear along the tour.
Audio: Demigodz f/ @TermanologyST "Never Take Me Out" (@ApathyDGZ)


Audio: Demigodz f/ Termanology "Never Take Me Out"

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On 3-5-2013, the Demigodz (Apathy, Celph Titled, Ryu of Styles Of Beyond, Esoteric, Motive, Blacastan) will release there first official full-length LP, KILLmatic, and it will feature appearances from RA The Rugged Man, Termanology, Panchi (of NYG'z), Planetary (of Outerspace), Scoop Deville & Eternia with production from DJ Premier, Marco Polo, The Snowgoons, Apathy, Teddy Roxpin, Chumzilla, Skammadix & Will C. Today, Demigodz have decided to liberate track #4 from there forthcoming long-player “Never Take Me Out” f/ Termanology and produced by Teddy Roxpin.

Video: @Sadistik - "Russian Roulette" Ft. @CageWM & Yes Alexander (@FakeFour)


Video: Sadistik - "Russian Roulette" Ft. Cage & Yes Alexander (Prod. By Blue Sky Black Death)

Courtesy Audible Treats.

Seattle rapper Sadistik is releasing his first solo record since 2008, Flowers For My Father, via Fake Four, Inc. To celebrate the release of the album, Sadistik is also unveiling the video for the latest single from Flowers, "Russian Roulette," which features Cage and Yes Alexander.

Audio: Notes to Self f/ @Fashawn - "Mr.Polite (Remix)"


Audio: Notes to Self f/ Fashawn - "Mr.Polite (Remix)"

Courtesy Trevor @ Biz3.

the new Notes to Self drops on Decon next Tuesday. in advance they just posted one of the album's bonus tracks- a remix last year's ditching-the-sensitive-guy-routine anthem "Mr. Polite" featuring Fashawn.

Video: @Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup Announcement (@DanielTosh)


Video: Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup Announcement

Courtesy Bonnaroo.

Superfly and AC Entertainment are excited to announce the Bonnaroo 2013 lineup. There are many things that separate Bonnaroo from the plethora of festivals today. We've created an easy to read guide through the highlights of America's premiere summer event at http://www.bonnaroo.com/Broo13_PressRelease_BH/assets/fallback/index.html but click here to watch comedian Daniel Tosh escort you into Bonnaroo 2013.

Video: T.Bailey - NameDroppers (@MerlotBailey)


Video: T.Bailey - NameDroppers

Courtesy T.B.

I know a lot of people wanna pursue music, and it's a tough industry but I believe it can happen. Just have to have the means to do it, the culture, background, and most important the sound (talent, lyrics, etc.) My style of music would have to be music with substance, storytelling, high end (Art Rap) a new genre possibly!

@RATheRuggedMan Announces Release Date (@NatureSounds)


R.A. The Rugged Man Announces Release Date

Courtesy Nature Sounds.

Fans have been waiting since 2005 for a new studio album from underground hip-hop icon R.A. The Rugged Man, and now they know when they'll be getting it. In a new video, the Rugged Man announces the details on the album, titled Legends Never Die, including the April 30th release date. R.A. also reveals the producers on the album (Marco Polo, Buckwild, Apathy, Ayatollah, and more), plus features from the likes of Tech N9ne, Hopsin, Talib Kweli, Brother Ali, Vinnie Paz, and Masta Ace.

@Sadistik's 'Flowers For My Father' Out Now! (@FakeFour)


Sadistik's 'Flowers For My Father' Out Now!

Courtesy Fake Four.

(Our review: http://www.rapreviews.com/archive/2013_02F_flowersforfather.html .)

The Pacific Northwest offers pine lined mountain ridges, picturesque lakes and some of the most serene, uncorrupted beauty that one is likely to find in America. It also offers the ominous grey skies that pervade Seattle and often seep into the pores of its inhabitants. Cody Foster, the artist better known as Sadistik, calls Seattle home and knows the natural splendor as well as he knows the seasonal affective disorder that can carry on long past winter.

Flowers For My Father, which features guest shots from Cage, Deacon the Villain, Astronautalis, Ceschi and Child Actor, marks Sadistik's first solo long player since The Balancing Act and charts his growth in spades. Evolving his style to a more synthesized rendition of a signature cinematic Seattle sound, the new album displays a distinct juxtaposition of Sadistik's complex, vulnerable writing with textured, ambient production handled by the likes of Blue Sky Black Death and Kno of CunninLynguists. The result is his most mature and revealing project to date, with lush soundscapes lifting Sadistik’s verses from a vast darkness.

Shortly after the release of The Balancing Act, Sadistik's father tragically passed. Never one to shy away from heavy topics or keep his personal life personal, Sadistik wrote Flowers for his late father, choosing to treat each song as an update of what has happened in his life since. This is reflected in writing that delves into depression, heartbreak, optimism and the struggle to make sense of the ever-shifting pieces in the world around him.

Sadistik will be doing an in-store at Silver Platters in Seattle on February 23 at 3pm along with an album release show that same night at Nectar Lounge with DJ Abilities, Chicharones, The MC Type, Graves 33 & Maulskull.

Flowers For My Father is now available via Circle Into Square, iTunes, Amazon, Access Hip Hop and UGHH.
Video: @Dontique3 - "Skywriter" (@CJMHipHop)


Video: Dontique - "Skywriter"

Courtesy Creative Juices.

DONTIQUE - SKYWRITER - VIDEO - LIVE TO LEARN - PRODUCED BY IDE - CREATIVE JUICES MUSIC - FILMED BY ROC & DONTIQUE - EDITED BY DONTIQUE MANGUAL

Audio: "2 Islandz" @RealToneFazoolz f/ @RealCappadonna


Audio: "2 Islandz" Tone Fazoolz f/ Cappadonna, Lounge Lo

Courtesy Lamar J.

Tone Fazoolz from Long Island NY got his start as a teen under the guidance of Hip Hop legend Chubb Rock. Pegged as one of the "next to blow" in the mid 90's (as a young teen) several issues kept Fazoolz from fulfilling his destiny.



Now back with a fiery passion, Tone Fazoolz has linked with numerous heavy hitters and is ready to once and for all claim his spot.... Hey, its "Better Late...."

@Realtonefazoolz

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