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Video: @BishopNehru - "Fickle Minds"

Video: Bishop Nehru - "Fickle Minds"

Courtesy Jen Scott.

Get used to the name Bishop Nehru. The 16-year-old artist/producer made waves with this debut mixtape, Nehruvia. Today, he drops his second video from the project, "Fickle Mnd$." The song finds the young MC spitting introspective bars through his hometown NY streets while a reverse storyline is unfolding.

Video: @JarrenBenton - "Go Off" f/ Hopsin & SwizZz

Video: Jarren Benton - "Go Off" f/ Hopsin & SwizZz

Courtesy Audible Treats.

Today, Jarren Benton is releasing his official debut album, My Grandmas Basement. As the newest member of Funk Volume, the independent powerhouse label also home to back-to-back XXL Freshmen Dizzy Wright and Hopsin, along with SwizZz and DJ Hoppa, Benton has built a serious bit of buzz for the new album - the two lead singles from My Grandmas Basement have combined for over 475,000 YouTube views; pre-orders for the album are in the thousands. Now, Benton is celebrating the album release with a video for new single "Go Off," a track that fittingly features Benton's Funk Volume label mates Hopsin and SwizZz.

Audio: @DukeWestlake - "Everyone Changes" (@MelloMusicGroup)

Audio: Duke Westlake - "Everyone Changes"

Courtesy Mello Music Group.

Los Angeles music producer Duke Westlake is prepared to release his MMG instrumental series project "Re.Turn" July 30th. The album is a three part instrumental journey through Hip-hop, space, and electronic production. The first track we invite listeners to start with is "Everyone Changes".

FreEP: Bobby @VACapri - #InstantGratification (@SeanMandela @TroyAve)

FreEP: Bobby Capri - #InstantGratification (featuring Sean Price, Troy Ave)

Courtesy Matt B.

Today, Bobby Capri releases his new FreEP #InstantGratification, which includes guest appearances from Sean Price, Troy Ave, Jon Connor, Apollo The Great & more. Executive produced by Octavius "Doc-Ock" Crouch & Charles “Dean Page” Perez, the EP also includes production from DJ Stylez, True 2 Life Music, Linz Prag, J-Mac, & more.

“My thoughts behind the title are; I'm big on living in the moment. The past is gone and the future never exists. So all that's real is that exact moment in the present. #InstantGratification isn't so much in wanting what we want in that moment; it's more doing what we feel we should to make us happy in each moment we get” states Bobby Capri.

Tracklisting for Bobby Capri’s #InstantGratification:

1. Tunnel Vision Ft. Sean Price
2. American Dream Ft. Jon Connor
3. Brown Paper Bag Ft. Troy Ave, Slangston Hughes, & Kaye Mahogany
4. Confetti (Remix) Ft. Apollo The Great
5. Lindsay Lohan
6. Champagne Wishes
7. Confetti (Bonus Track)

Link to Bobby Capri #InstantGratification FreeEP: .

New Track: Nire "Call Back" (@NatureSounds)

New Track: Nire "Call Back"

Courtesy Nature Sounds.

After years grinding as a DJ in New York City, Queens native Nire is showcasing her production skills by unveiling the first taste off her upcoming debut album. "Call Back" is the soundtrack to a young drug dealer's sexy Saturday night in the year 2030. The smooth hustler's objective is to fly his supernova shorty--a Forest Hills fox named Erin--home before dawn breaks and her parents awaken. Ignored custies ring homie continuously as thunder breaks the starry sky and the air begins to gush with raindrops. As they soar from the keg & kush-filled Bedstuy house party over the damp B.Q.E., the ghost of B.I.G. follows the couple toward a cosmic Queens BLVD.

Gettin' Gatsby Album Art and Tour Dates (@MadDukez @DTR45)

Press Release: Gettin' Gatsby Album Art and Tour Dates

Courtesy Tony @ DTR45.

We at DTR are excited to finally unveil the cover art for the Mad Dukez and Fresh Kils forthcoming debut album, Gettin' Gatbsy. The artwork, designed by Edreys Wajed (aka Billy Drease Williams) comes in two varieties: A bright, colorful rendition for the CD and digital versions; and a more classic, leather-style edition for the limited edition 12" vinyl release. Let us know which one you like, and be sure to pick up Gettin' Gatbsy when it drops on July 16.

Mad Dukez and Fresh Kils are back at it again, hitting the road later this month for another string of tour dates, all in support of Gettin' Gatsby. This time, they're bringing along Uncle Fester, longtime partner with Fresh Kils in the Canadian powerhouse team, the Extremities. This is one lineup you don't want to miss, so check below for a tour date near you, and if you aren't in the Northeast USA and Canada, don't fret: The Gettin' Gatsby Tour heads to rest of the continent in September!

6/20 Erie, PA @ Transmissions
6/21 Detroit, MI @ Mars Bar
6/22 Pittsburgh, PA @ Ava Lounge
6/25 Dayton, OH @ One Eyed Jacks
6/27 St. Louis, MO @ TBA
6/28 Peoria, IL @ Shots Pub & Club
6/29 Cleveland, OH @ TBA
6/30 Boston, MA @ The Wonderbar
7/3 Portland, ME @ The Big Easy
7/5 Halifax, NS @ The Pavillion
7/6 Halifax, NS @ The Marquee
7/10 Montreal, QC @ Quai Des Brumes
7/11 Ottawa, ON @ Muggshots
7/12 Kingston, ON @ The Mansion
7/13 Toronto, ON @ Rancho Relaxo
Video: @SideEffect215 @Mirage512 "Sunday Afternoon/Change"

Video: Side Effect & Mirage512 "Sunday Afternoon/Change"

Courtesy T Wood.

Side Effect and Mirage512 from The Undergrind are back at it with a new double video for their songs "Sunday Afternoon/Change" from "The Undergrind Mixtape". This promotional video is in conjuction with "The Undergrind Tour" that jumps off June 13th 2013 in Salem, OR at The Blacklight Bar. They are also asking their fans to please help support "The Undergrind Tour" by pledging a contribution through their Indiegogo Campaign so they can bring the tour to a city near you!

Video: Kazzie "Get It" feat. Trinsade

Video: Kazzie "Get It" feat. Trinsade

Courtesy Chris @ E1.

Watch the new visuals for Kazzie "Get It" on VEVO.

Audio: Conceptz - "I'm Tryna Go"

Audio: Conceptz - "I'm Tryna Go"

Courtesy Hydra Management.

(And Impacting Airplay @ Moses Media.)

Audio: Scotland's @SHYandDRS f/ Kuniva & Bizarre of D-12

Audio: Scotland's Shy & DRS f/ Kuniva & Bizarre of D-12

Courtesy Chris T.

Album features collabs with Scottish singer Sandi Thom, UK BBC introducing artist Luke Bingham, classic rockers Nazareth and Kuniva and Bizarre of D-12.

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