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Press Release: Oh No Returns With "Ohnomite"


From Matt B:

Press Release: Oh No Returns With "Ohnomite"

Following two successful collaborative efforts alongside fellow producer/rapper The Alchemist as the power duo Gangrene -2010’s Gutter Water and 2012’s Vodka & Ayahuasca- and the 2011 gem with The Alchemist as Gangrene & Roc Marciano, the Greneberg EP; The Oxnard, California based beat-smith and emcee Oh No returns for a solo mission.

OHNOMITE WILL BE RELEASED ON 6-5-2012

Oh No (born Michael Jackson; younger brother of Madlib and son of singer Otis Jackson) was granted unprecedented access to the Rudy Ray Moore / Dolemite audio archives and given free rein to slice, dice, chop and sample his way through the classic-yet-absolutely-filthy catalog. He was able to use legendary material from The Human Tornado, Petey Wheatstraw, the Dolemite Soundtrack and more, plus a multitude of previously unreleased and alternate acapellas and instrumentals. The end result is Ohnomite, a 19 track head-banging extravaganza of sloppy funk, dirty soul, and brainy lyricism, all aimed at one thing- making your head nod and your ass shake. And when you add to that guests spots from the likes of MF Doom, Evidence, Phife Dawg, The Alchemist, Erick Sermon, Rapper Pooh, MED, Guilty Simpson, Roc Marciano, Sticky Fingaz, Chino XL, Roc C, Prozack Turner, Termanology, Frank Nitt and more, and you are left with a one of a kind album from a one of a kind musician. Ohnomite- 19 songs of pure whoop ass from Oh No and Dolemite!

Seattle's Fleeta Partee To Release "Life Muzik" EP June 26th


From Shocksound G. Burke:

Seattle Based Hip Hop Artist Fleeta Partee To Release "Life Muzik" EP June 26th

The hard-hitting tracks on LIFEMUZIK EP (Animal House Records) will debut June 26th on ITunes and other digital media outlets. The EP's gritty production is handled by Seattle’s heavyweights Vitamin D and Jake One, with guest appearances by Lord Sith, C-Note and spoken word artist Wayman Earls.

The lead single "The City" is available at iTunes and other digital online retail outlets. Check out the video here: http://youtu.be/I1NX6gnsvyI. Fleeta describes first-hand the happenings throughout his birthplace, Seattle's Central District. He captures the essence of societal "apathy" reflecting on social issues accepted and consistently ignored. His second single "Inception" will impact radio on May 22nd showcasing Fleeta's clever maneuvering of lyrics and flow, promoting knowledge over rap industry clichés.

Fleeta concludes the extended play with a message by the late Bobby Seale over a chilling piano background. His potent lyrical delivery on the 8-track LIFEMUZIK EP, leaves fans and newcomers anticipating for the punch Fleeta Partee will provide on his soon to be released album.
 
Track listing for LIFEMUZIK EP:
 
1.Headbang (intro)feat. Wayman Earls
2.Inception feat. TT (produced by Vitamin D)
3.The City (produced by Vitamin D)
4.Starlight feat. Lord Sith and Cnote (produced by Lord Sith)
5.Dirtyrugz feat. Jabrille Williams (guitar) (produced by Vitamin D)
6.I Know (produced by Vitamin D)
7.Apathy feat. Wayman Earls (produced by Jake One)
8.Part of the Game (produced by Vitamin D)
*Outro* produced by Vitamin D

Video: @PavyWorld - "Rage"


From Dunn Deal PR:

Video: Pavy - "Rage"

S.U.H. Entertainment presents the Thomas Price-directed music video for "Rage", from his most recent album Middle Class Ignorance. Middle Class Ignorance features Capital K, D2G, Ashley Laschelle, Ca$hflow Ellis, Vic Spencer, The Boy Illinois and JDP. "Rage" is the sixth video from the Middle Class Ignorance project.

Press Release: @StatikSelekt & @TermanologyST - "1982"


From Matt B:

Press Release: Statik Selektah & Termanology - "1982"

Statik Selektah And Termanology Reconnect As 1982 For Their Second Collaborative Group Effort 2012; Includes  Appearances From Mac Miller, Freddie Gibbs, Bun B, Crooked I, Havoc, Roc Marciano, Lil Fame  and Shawn Stockman (Boyz 2 Men)

LP Will Be Released On 5-22-2012

2012 was a crazy year...and album, that's how hip-hop heads worldwide will remember it. Following in the footsteps of great DJ/Producer and MC duos like Eric B. & Rakim and Gang Starr, Statik Selektah & Termanology once again combine to form the powerhouse group 1982. The formula is perfected and flawless as Statik crafts the perfect sonic landscapes for Term's more mature and sophisticated delivery; listen to the new single "Up Every Night."

Holding Term down on the microphone side of things are great guest spots from some of the hottest new talent in the game; Mac Miller, Roc Marciano and Freddie Gibbs blend nicely with iconoclasts Bun B., Havoc of Mobb Deep and Lil Fame of M.O.P and Shawn Stockman from Boyz 2 Men. 2012 has already garnered high praise as this month's Source Magazine has given the full length it's coveted "Independent's Day" column and XXL has a great review ready for it's May 22nd issue. The duo will also hit the road in both the states and abroad, April - July for full tour support of the album. 2012 will indeed be the year of 1982.

Termanology began making a name for himself with several highly acclaimed 12" singles. His big break came when DJ Premier blessed him with one of his signature, scratch-laden beats. "Watch How It Go Down" instantly became an underground classic and with it Termanology thrust himself onto hip-hop's international radar. The conscious hood anthem garnered the earnest MC tons of praise, landing him in The Source's "Unsigned Hype" and XXL's "Show and Prove" columns. Term has recorded with hip-hop heavyweights such as Freeway, Sheek Louch, The Alchemist, Pete Rock, Buckwild, Easy Mo Bee & Large Professor. Currently he is readying Fizzyology, his collaboration effort with M.O.P.'s Fizzy Womak (aka Lil Fame).

Establishing his own spot amongst the ranks of East Coast hip-hop's seminal figures, DJ/producer Statik Selektah utilized his turntabling skills and ingenuity in PR and promotions to break some of the region's most promising artists, bearing his own influence on the national mixtape circuit. He has worked with Talib Kweli, Styles P, Consequence, Freeway, and Jadakiss (among many others); and most importantly, the DJ became a major-player on the mixtape circuit as his releases with Nas, Q-Tip, John Legend, and Saigon received major accolades and write-up's. Statik dropped his first LP, Spell My Name Right in 2007, Stick 2 the Script in 2008, 100 Proof: The Hangover in 2010 and Population Control in 2011. Last year also saw him teaming up for projects with Action Bronson and Freddie Gibbs as well as a full length masterpiece Straight, No Chaser with REKS earlier this year.

Tracklisting and credits for 1982's (Statik Selektah & Termanology 2012 LP :

1.) "2012"
2.) "Lights Down"
3.) "Up Every Night"
4.) "Shining"
5.) "Happy Days" f/Mac Miller, Bun B & Shawn Stockman
6.) "Too Long"
7.) "Time Travellin"
8.) "82 Was The Year" (Interlude)
9.) "Thug Poets" f/Havoc & Roc Marciano
10.) "Right Now"
11.) "Everything"
12.) "Hard To Forget"
13.) "Make It Out Alive" f/ Freddie Gibbs & Crooked I
14.) "Live It Up" f/Lil Fame
15.) "Time Ticking"

***All Tracks Produced By Statik Selektah

MP3: Rick Ross f/ Usher - "Touchn You"


MP3: Rick Ross f/ Usher - "Touchn You"

Courtesy M3W.

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Vid: Lewis Parker f/ @ShabaamSahdeeq - "Walking On a Razor"


From PR Dean:

Video: Lewis Parker f/ Sadat X, Shabaam Sahdeeq - "Walking On a Razor"

Walking on a Razor pt 2 featuring Sadat x and Shabaam Sahdeeq the Second Single taken from Lewis Parker's forthcoming album "The Glass Ceiling"

produced by Lewis Parker for the World of Dusty Vinyl. cuts by dj Pings

Video: @Traedonya - "I'll Give It 2 U (Lthrboots Remix)"


From 2SPR:

Video: Traedonya - "I'll Give It 2 U (Lthrboots Remix)"

In this video TRAEDONYA! pays homage to Brooklyn, NY. "Even though I am a Bronx girl, Brooklyn holds a special place in my heart. I wanted to give these great indie producers, proper visual shine to their work," says TRAEDONYA! aka The Bride Of The New Funk HipOpera.

Video: @Stinkahbell & Psy:am f/ OG'z - "Hot Poo"


From Sian Anderson:

Video: Stinkahbell & Psy:am f/ OG'z - "Hot Poo"

Off the back of their Terrorhythm debut on the "Don't Tell Mum About Ibiza E.P.", production duo Stinkahbell have teamed up once again with their pal Psy:am to deliver yet another tearing club smasher. It's a stripped back, dirty south hip hop influenced beat, which erupts into an overwhelming crescendo of bass, perfect to inject some fun and energy into any set.

MP3: Will Santos - "The Power" (prod. Abstrakt) @TopNotchPres


From Will Vargas:

MP3: Will Santos - "The Power" (prod. Abstrakt)

Bio: And here it is, the gasp for fresh air we’ve all needed spreading truth absolute power coming from Will Santos formerly known as “Diverse.” Change of name comes with this new powerful message “Money wouldn't be the same without the Power! The FED blown a couple of brains for that Power!” The song known as “The Power” is nothing more but a spark of his new upcoming project.

Will Santos - The Power Prod. by Abstrakt http://soundcloud.com/itswillsantos/the-power-prod-by-abstrakt .

Video: Part 1 - iStandard Beast of the Beats V


From BF Blasts:

Video: Part 1 - iStandard Beast of the Beats V

Day 1 of iStandard's 'Beast of The Beast' 5 event kicked off at the world famous Webster Hall in NYC with a live 'Behind The Rhymes' Interview w/ Jay-Z's longtime engineer and overall expert sound technician, Young Guru. Interviewed by former 'Editor and Chief' of the now defunct Scratch Magazine Jerry Barrow. Guru spoke candidly on his experience and involvement in past projects with various artists, who he feels are some of the 'next to watch' producers coming up as well as some valuable advice for the crowd of young music lovers.


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