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PR: Prodigy f/ Corey Gunz - "Great Spitters"


From 'Stache Media:

PR: Prodigy f/ Corey Gunz - "Great Spitters"

"Great Spitters" featuring Cory Gunz premieres on VEVO.

* http://www.vevo.com/watch/prodigy/great-spitters/QMTRG1200042?carousel8 *

Video: GhostWridah - "1995 (Freestyle)"


From Poe Boy Ryan:

Video: GhostWridah - "1995 (Freestyle)"

Description: With GhostWridah's new LP less than a week away from it's release, he continues to drop visuals in promotion of Downtown Lights. (May 22nd) Check out "1995." 

Video: DJ Touré - "She Like It" Ft. B-Legit, D-Lo & London


From Audible Treats:

Video: DJ Touré - "She Like It" Ft. B-Legit, D-Lo & London

On July 17th, Hieroglyphics producer/DJ DJ Touré will release a new album, Touré's Theory: Session One, as joint venture between his own 101% Music imprint and Clear Label Records. When he first announced the album, earlier this month, he did so by releasing the album's lead single, "She Like It," featuring B-Legit, D-Lo, and London, and today, Touré is excited to release the official video for that single.

Touré co-produced the track with Grammy-winning producer Bobby Ozuna, and together the two blended and chopped together a mix of guitar and horn samples for a soulful, bouncy instrumental that serves as the perfect backdrop for bringing together the Bay's old and new guard. The video, directed by Dylan Freitas-D'Louhy, is a straightforward clip that captures the artists in their most natural elements, splitting time between the studio grind and laid back west coast living.

Video: Happy Mayfield - "Jesse James"


From Nora Ritchie:

Video: Happy Mayfield - "Jesse James"

Bay Area rhythm section The Park have been the backing band for BIG K.R.I.T., Freddie Gibbs, Alice Russell, Jesse Boykins III, and others. This month The Park is joining forces with soul legend Darondo to present Happy Mayfield, a Park side project featuring indie-country/roots artist Lee Bob Watson. 

The superstar group is releasing Silvercloud Time Machine Project, a white 7" vinyl that brings together two generations of Bay Area funk tomorrow. The 7" will be available at the bandstand at The Park's show tomorrow in San Francisco at the Brick and Mortar Music Hall opening for Lee Fields & The Expressions.

The video for "Jesse James," the first single from this project, is set in the 70s and tells an unfolding story of crime, mystery, and romance. The video features Jesse Boykins III and Mara Hruby.

PR: Circa 94' Beats Says "No Concept... Just Dope"


From Walt Grier:

PR: Circa 94' Beats Says "No Concept... Just Dope"

The production crew of Circa 94' Beats are sonically protesting the lack of genuine “dope” music on their newest release " NO CONCEPT...JUST DOPE". With a buck all trends approach to to the musical anarchy, Circa 94 Beats latest LP features lyrical assists from artist such as , H2O of Mass Influence,DJ Pocket, Senor Kaos, Black Folk Inc.,as well as many others, "NO CONCEPT...JUST DOPE" is the rallying cry to Circa 94' Beats crew as they have several projects slated for release over the next year.

* http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/no-concept-just-dope/id526998331 *

1. THE PROTEST (INTRO) 01:21
2. COASTIN featuring Sylrock, Benny Rockaway and Eddie Meeks 03:32
3. SUPERSTAR featuring Paul Vegas, Sylrock, Walter Lee Younger of Black Folk Inc, James Jr. and Shaun Maureze 03:47
4. AMEN featuring Benny Rockaway and Mac L 03:17
5. UBERDOPE* featuring Hotsauce the MC, Sylrock, & YoungArcader 01:54
6. HOOPTIE featuring Paul Vegas, Sylrock, and B-Low Brown and Walter Lee Younger of Black Folk Inc. 03:11
7. I WILL NOT BE DENIED (K2’s Lost Verse)* featuring K2, Walter Lee Younger of Black Folk Inc. & DJ Pocket   01:51
8. YOU AND ME featuring Siks, Paul Vegas,Hard Head Ellis and Shaun Maureze 03:30
9. 4TRACKMIND (listen) ** featuring H20 of Mass Influence, DJ Pocket, Benny Rockaway and Walter Lee Younger of Black Folk Inc 02:26
10. WE CANT HEAR YOU featuring Young Arcader, Hard Head Ellis, and Walter Lee Younger of Black Folk Inc.   02:37
11. DEM DAMN DRUMS! featuring Sparkz 00:49
12. HOW YOU DOING? featuring Paul Vegas, YNot of Glamourlyke, James Jr, Sylrock and K.O. AKA Porkchop 03:43
13. CHANCES OF RAIN  0:31
14. HYDROPLANING featuring H20 of Mass Influence, Rich Blac, The Boy Blest, Senor Kaos, C'beyohn, DJ Pocket, Walter Lee Younger Of Black Folk Inc & Ripzip the Genius 03:20
15. VOICEMAIL featuring Paul Vegas, Sylrock, & Siks, James Jr. and Shaun Maureze 03:59

Stream/Download: Ryan Hemsworth's "Live For the Funk Mix"


From Matt @ Pigeon Row:

Stream/Download: Ryan Hemsworth's "Live For the Funk Mix"

Ryan Hemsworth is a young producer from Nova Scotia getting noticed for his unique take on Hip Hop and R&B. His album No Plans was featured on SPIN Magazine's Top 20 R&B albums of 2011 (#17). This year's Kitsch Genius was given steady coverage as well on SPIN, The Fader, Discobelle and a number of other online tastemakers. His work with hip-hop artists Main Attrakionz, Shady Blaze and Deniro Farrar has been covered by the gamut of websites from Complex (Deniro Farrar - Destiny.Altered), Wired (Main Attrakionz - Chandelier), and his last project (Hyperbolic Chamber Music) was a 22-minute posse cut featuring 26 different rappers across America on his production, which was presented by the New York brand Mishka. This month he's released a number of new remixes, a few of which were premiered on RCRDLBL and Prefix Magazine. 

Stream/download Live For The Funk Mix here: http://soundcloud.com/liveforthefunk/ryan-hemsworth-mix-for-lftf .

M.O.P.'s Billy Danze & Dj Uneek Host "R.U.N. 2nd Wave" Mixtape


From Romeo Vincent:

M.O.P.'s Billy Danze & Dj Uneek Host "R.U.N. 2nd Wave" Mixtape For Indie Artists

After the exposur and success of the "R.U.N. 1st Wave" project, the mixtape series is already back with its second installment. Brainchild of M.O.P. co-founder Billy Danze, R.U.N. (Raps United Nation), has become the door opener for indie artists bent on building an international following fast! The mixtapes series is designed to introduce approved R.U.N. artists to a wider audience and build stock in theses artists to bring labels knocking.

Servicing DJ's in every country, each mixtape is also sent to A&Rs, CEOs and Presidents of major and indie record companies. To find out more or submit to R.U.N. follow this link: http://rapsunitednation.com/blog/ .

@RapsUnited

R.U.N. 2nd Wave Track List:

1) BIilly Danze- DJ Uneek Intro
2)The Product-Coke Wave
3)The Antagonist ft:City The Great-Bullets got no name
4)Chief Honcho-Like They Used To
5)Capital R-City Life
6)Ronve-Working
7)D-Dub-Love Of The Game
8)Rez Proph-Believe In Me
9)Assas-Shady Freestyle
10)Fonz Fresh-I Get It In
11)Vega-Dream To Be A Rapper
12)Eyezenpowa-Riverview
13)Sir Daj-Green Light
14)Poppa Joe-Not Now Not Ever
15)West Mill-Im Outta Here16)JB the hustler-Choppin
17)Dave Procyse ft: Saleena Johnson-Talk Of The Town
18)Custelo-Fast Lane 19)lucci Loner-Run Wit Me
20)Nahlidge-Gotta Be Love
21)Millie Mag ft: John Legend-There She goes
22)Authentic-Gossip 23)Gutta Millz-HardBody
24)Emillio Lopez-Never Looking Down
25)Strategik-Everyday Strruggle
26)Sam i Am-Donald Go In
27)Kidd Called Quest ft: Craig G, All Ciddy, J Hood, Pumkin Head, Chaun Don -N.Y Rep The Hardest
28)Deen-Murkin Everbody
29)Billy Danze-Outro

PR: Biggie Smalls Musical Off-Broadway Debut (@Ready2DieSHOW)


From Romeo Vincent:

PR: Biggie Smalls Musical Will Finally Have Off-Broadway Debut

Who would’ve ever thought hip hop would take it this far...’  Ready 2 Die... A Hip Hop Musical, is a biographical musical based on the classic album, Ready To Die, by the late Christopher “ Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls. Killed in a drive-by shooting in 1997, at the age of 24, the slain MC remains argueably one of the greatest rappers of all time.

Before there was a movie based on the life of B.I.G., numerous documentaries, and thousands of tributes, there was a stage play based on the legendary album that would come to change the history of hip hop forever. Written for stage in 1999 by Al “Paper” Green & approved by Biggie’s mother Voletta Wallace, Ready 2 Die... uses the hip hop icons own music to paint the vivid picture of a kid who rises up out the '80s hustler's paradise of Brooklyn's Bed -Stuy, only to become a legend in his own time. The big guy with the big heart whose relentless dreams of success, not only for himself, but his beloved friends and family.

Ready 2 Die ... is an unapologetic trip through the violence, hunger, and money fever of the hip-hop world as well as the triumph, love, and adulation of hip hop’s ‘King Of New York’. As an ode to a king cut down way to soon, Biggie’s life story shares the same timeless elements of any greek tragedy. Looming 6 ft. 3”, 300 pounds, as a merciless lyricist with a bone-chilling stare, Biggie was a larger-than-life presence of theatrical power.

The prestigious and highly sought-after role of B.I.G. will be played by newcomer Telly Jackson. The Ready 2 Die.., A Hip Hop Musical, workshop premieres in New York City at New World Stages July 17th 2012 for all press. The event will also be open to the public. Tickets are on sale now at www.telecharge.com .

Ready 2 Die Theater Company
* www.ready2diehiphopmusical.org *
@Ready2DieSHOW

Video: Filip's Revolutionary Etude in D Minor


From FMG:

Video: Filip's Revolutionary Etude in D Minor

For the past few months I've been dabbling with other genres of music as well as fashion to better express my current artistic mind set. For my first offering I present you with 'Filip's Revolutionary Etude In D Minor' - an instrumental piece produced by Chinese erhu player Jonathan Lee with my assistance on the piano. I have been taking piano lessons (in secret) for the last few months to evolve my musical prowess and basically get on my grown man shit. The visuals were put together by the talented Mr. Sejat of Woodside, Queens.

Video: Shawnna - "2 Chainz' Success Is Much Deserved"


Video: Shawnna - "2 Chainz' Success Is Much Deserved"

http://VladTV.com - The former DTP rapper speaks on 2 Chainz's success in recent months and why she thinks timing had something do with his current fame. She also reveals that 2 Chainz will be featured on her upcoming mixtape, "She's Alive."


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