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Video: Brandon Hines - "Yes You Are" (@bhinesthereal)


From Epic/BF Blasts:

Video: Brandon Hines - "Yes You Are"

Music video by Brandon Hines performing Yes You Are. (C) 2012 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Video: "Black Belt Theatre" w/ Planet Asia (Trailer 2) (@WWORX)


From Wandering Worx:

Video: "Black Belt Theatre" w/ Planet Asia (Trailer 2)

Grammy nominated rapper Planet Asia tackles his first leading role in "Black Belt Theatre" a new full length comedy produced by Wandering Worx Films and directed by Hayden Baptiste. The film also stars television actors William "Sleepy" Stewart (True Justice, Reelz Channel) and Sage Brocklebank (Psych, USA Network). The soundtrack for "Black Belt Theatre" is available on Itunes and features Raekwon, Talib Kweli, Ras Kass, OhNo and others.

PR: DMX Kicks Off "Undisputed: Weigh In" Tour June 1st


From Greg Miller:

PR: DMX Kicks Off "Undisputed: Weigh In" Tour June 1st

Ruff Ryder legend and world-renowned performer DMX will hit the road this summer to support his upcoming comeback album Undisputed, releasing this fall on Seven Arts/Bloodline Records. The first leg of the tour will kick off June 1st in Cincinnati, OH with additional tour legs to be announced soon. The promo tour will mark X's return to most markets after several years and the dog is anxious to get back into these regions and in front of his fans.

"It's been a long time since I've had the chance to go out and touch the fans. They've consistently supported through the ups and downs," exclaims DMX. "I'm anxious to get back in front of them and return the favor, keeping the focus on incredible music and memorable live shows."   

"We are excited to get back on the road with the "Undisputed: Weigh In" promo tour this summer," adds DMX manager Jason Fowler.  "With X getting the chance to be in front of his fans day in and day out, this project has been a long time coming and the DOG is definitely back. We're looking at 30-40 cities across the US on the promo run with a full US tour planned in the fall to coincide with the Undisputed album release."

The first release from the Undisputed album is  the club-ready, adrenaline-fueled "I Don't Dance," produced by JR Rotem and featuring Cleveland spit-fire rapper and longtime DMX admirer MGK. "I Don't Dance" will be serviced to radio in the coming weeks and a music video directed by John Colombo will soon follow. DMX is working closely with longtime friends and collaborators Swizz Beats and Dame Grease on the full-length album.

LISTEN TO "I DON'T DANCE" HERE

DMX, a Grammy Awards nominee and American Music Awards winner, recently wrapped VH-1 reality show Couples Therapy. His success with past albums like ...And Then There Was X (which featured the top-ten hit single "Party Up" and was certified platinum six times) made him the only musical artist in history to release five consecutive albums (his entire album catalog at the time) that debuted at number one on the Billboard charts.  

MORE TOUR DATES INCLUDING A US TOUR IN THE FALL WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON! 

THE DOG IS BACK!   

"UNDISPUTED: WEIGH IN" TOUR DATES (FIRST LEG):
 
June 1                         Cincinnati, OH                    Inner Circle
June 2                         Minneapolis, MN               Epic Event Center
June 8                          Albany, NY                          Northern Lights
June 9                          Detroit, MI                         Date With Nas
June 10                        Philadelphia, PA                Theatre Of Living Arts
June 14                        Norfolk, VA                        The Norva
June 15                        Raleigh, NC                        Starbar          
June 16                        Jamaica, NY                       Amazura
June 21                        Hyannis, MA                      Pufferbellies
June 22                        Rochester, NY                    Water Street Music Hall
June 24                        Allentown, PA                    Croc Rock
June 30                        Honolulu, HI                       Blaisdell Hall
July 6                           Ft. Lauderdale, FL              Revolution Live
July 8                           Orlando, FL                          Firestone
July 10                         Pensacola, FL                       Vinyl Music Hall

MP3: IAME f/ Solillaquists of Sound - "Carlin List"


From Heaven Noise:

MP3: IAME f/ Solillaquists of Sound - "Carlin List"

One year ago today, IAME (Sandpeople/Oldominion) released his 4th solo album, Lame - a title inspired by a common misprint of his name and his general sentiment towards popular culture. Although the Portland emcee has been busy this year releasing 2 new albums (The Deaf Kid Mixtape, Lame$tream), touring, and running his own Heaven Noise Recordings label, he wanted to celebrate Lame today by giving away one last song from the album.  "Carlin List" features Solillaquists of Sound and was produced by Smoke M2D6 (Oldominion).  For those of you unfamiliar with Solillaquists of Sound, they are an Orlando based hip hop group who make incredible music and have recently released a brand new album titled The 4th Wall (Part 1). Check them out at www.solilla.com .

Free Download: "Carlin List" ft. Solillaquists of Sound

Soundcloud: http://snd.sc/LhQEq8 .
Hulkshare: http://hu.lk/7xpyj2p90emi .

Video: @DJBrans f/ @Debonair, @NutsoPPM - "We Up in Here"


From BF Blasts:

Video: DJ Brans f/ Debonair, Nutso - "We Up in Here"

#BLOGBURNER #STREETCERTIFIED #VIDEO  EFFISCIENZ brings you:  Nutso f. DebOnAir [prod. by DJ Brans]  [Cuts by DJ Djaz]  “WE UP IN HERE” [Official VIDEO]

Video: Otayo Dubb f/ Bambu - "A Lil More"


From Beatrock Music:

Video: Otayo Dubb f/ Bambu - "A Lil More"

Beatrock Music and Northbound Films are proud to present the music video for "A Lil More" by Otayo Dubb featuring Bambu. "A Lil More" is off of Otayo Dubb's Cold Piece of Work LP, which can be purchased on iTunes, beatrockmusic.com, and in local record stores.

Video: YB (from Kanye West's "Mercy) "Smokin with My Ni**as"


From Dove @ Tygereye:

Video: YB (from Kanye West's "Mercy) "Smokin with My Ni**as"

Fresh off the success of his captivating hook on Kanye West's hit single "Mercy", Detroit-born Arizona-based lyricist YB is currently preparing his own project for the masses!   Here is YB's new Iroc Daniels-directed video "Smokin' with My Ni**as", just a sample of what you can expect in coming weeks!

Press Release: M-Dot New CD Free, DX News: 33 Day Europe Tour


From E.M.S.:

Press Release: M-Dot New CD Free, DX News: 33 Day Europe Tour

Here is the 4th mixtape offering from Boston MC M-Dot
"Layer Cake"
23 Original tracks. w/ Camp Lo, Hell Rell (Dipset), Big Shug (Gangstarr) & more.
FREE DOWNLOAD http://www.audiomack.com/album/m-dot/layer-cake-mixtape-mixed-by-dj-lp2 .

The first single: "Taggant" (music video) http://www.2dopeboyz.com/2012/05/24/m-dot-meyhem-taggant-prod-confidence-m-credible-video/ .

8Ball Set to Release New Studio Album, "Life's Quest," July 17th


From E1:

8Ball Set to Release New Studio Album, "Life's Quest," July 17th

New York – 8Ball (of 8ball & MJG fame) is set to release his new studio album, Life’s Quest, on July 17, 2012 through eOne Music/Push Management LLC. The new disc features Big KRIT, Angie Stone, Jr. Reid, Slim (of 112) and 2 Chainz.  Life’s Quest features southern beatmasters Drumma Boy and Big KRIT, who have crafted heavy basslines and melodic hooks to illustrate 8Ball’s colorful verse.  Life’s Quest is 8Ball's first solo album since 1998’s double album Lost on Suave House.

The first single, "Good Girl, Bad Girl," is beging serviced to radio now.

At the forefront of the southern rap movement, the duo of 8Ball & MJG broke out of Memphis with their debut album Comin’ Out Hard. Subsequent albums from 8Ball and MJG, including On The Outside Looking In (1994) and On Top Of The World (1995), sold well and were met with critical praise, thus further solidifying the group as an emerging act in the Southwestern hip hop scene, alongside UGK, The Geto Boys and Three 6 Mafia.

8Ball & MJG made news in 2003 when they signed with Diddy’s label Bad Boy Records at a time when the Southern rap scene was exploding. The subsequent album, Living Legends, was the group’s best seller to date, and debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.  The group most recently released Ten Toes Down on T.I.’s Grand Hustle label, in conjunction with eOne. All in all, the duo released 11 albums together.

8Ball’s recent mixtape, Premro, hosted by Drumma Boy, proved to the world once again why 8Ball is your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper. The 15 track mixtape was full of 8Ball’s vivid story lines and included features by Bun B, Killer Mike, 2 Chainz, MJG, Waka Flocka, Yung Joc, Yelawolf & more.

To hear the street single, "We Buy Gold," click here: http://soundcloud.com/eone-music/8ball-mjg-w-bigkrit-we-buy/s-s7af3 .

8Ball is managed by Push Management, LLC. For more information, go to: pushbooking@gmail.com or twitter.com/pushmanagement.

Video: Max Burgundy - "A Son's Response"


From Trevor @ Score:

Video: Max Burgundy - "A Son's Response"

The stunning visual shot by Pots N Pans Films pairs harsh images to Burgundy's graphic biography flow over the eerie piano of Birdy's Shelter. Combined with haunting atmospherics, the track is a voulnerable first offering from the Brooklyn rapper. The impressive song features no drums and combines spoken word, a variety of rhyme schemes and a pyramid of tangents that launch from the rapper's childhood to his young adult life; and tie religion, race identiy issues, discrimination and the questioning of false idols all in one three minute burst of emotion. The result: raw hip hop too real for the radio.


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