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MP3: Fly Moon Royalty - "In the Woods"


MP3: Fly Moon Royalty - "In the Woods"

Courtesy Audible Treats.

Fly Moon Royalty continues to receive accolades for their recently released, self-titled album, and while the Seattle-based duo of singer AdraBoo and producer Action Jackson continue to put the finishing touches on their official music video for debut single "Lemonade," they're excited to release the album's latest single, "In The Woods."

many places Fly Moon Royalty, the album is one of love and loss, but musically, the electrosoul backdrops keep an up-tempo feel. This latest single, however, eschews that vibe for a more moody, somber feel, as AdraBoo sings, "I can feel you deep down in the core of me...gotta drop you, hard...need to get my whole mind back completely." AdraBoo, in speaking about the single, explains it as a song about coming back to reality, while being lost in a relationship, confused about whether to stay or leave.

"Action Jackson and I were both in parallel dating situations, both looking grim," says AdraBoo. "The song kind of wrote us, it was exposing to a point. Whenever we perform it, we fall into the song, having to shake off the memories when the song ends."

Download "In The Woods" here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Fly_Moon_Royalty-In_The_Woods.mp3 .

Jasmine Solano & Nina B Honor Queen Latifah and Monie Love


Jasmine Solano & Nina B Honor Queen Latifah and Monie Love

Courtesy Matt B.

To celebrate March being “Women's History” month, Jasmine Solano and Nina B celebrate it by paying tribute to Queen Latifah and Monie Love and perform their classic  "Ladies First" at Bosslady's Sound and Style Event Presented by Reebox and Monster Cable.

Video: Double XL - "Man On Fire Episode Five"


Video: Double XL - "Man On Fire Episode Five"

Courtesy RMG.

Double XL and the Hood Platinum give a big announcement in regards to their future, make sure you check it out. Also make sure you request Double XL's single, Troy P, at your local radio station. Powered by Revo Media.

MP3: Awon f/ B.I.G. - "Still Strugglin'"


MP3: Awon f/ B.I.G. - "Still Strugglin'"

Courtesy Antwan Wiggins.

Rest In Peace to Notorious B.I.G. being born in Brooklyn not far from his neighborhood makes it only right to honor the G.O.A.T. with a new rendition of one of my favorite songs off his Classic debut album Ready To Die. So on behalf of myself and my homie Thomas Prime, we present Still Strugglin'. Please feel free to post to your well respected blogs and websites.

single for download http://thomasprime.bandcamp.com/album/still-strugglin .

TriState Presents: "Coffee Break" (Zeds Dead vs DJ Bobby B)


TriState Presents: "Coffee Break" (Zeds Dead vs DJ Bobby B & DJ Doc Swift)

Courtesy Wandering Worx Music.

This is the first FREE single off of DJ Bobby B of the Kottonmouth Kings new mixtape dropping March 15th.

DJ Bobby B of the KottonMouth Kings along with DJ Doc Swift recruit mulit-talented artist Tristate of Gold Chain Military to deliver a first class lyrical exhibition on the dub step timeless instrumental "Coffee Break" produced by Zeds Dead.

Download & Listen

MP3: A.Dd+ - "Can't You See" (prod. Nicknack)


MP3: A.Dd+ - "Can't You See" (prod. Nicknack)

Courtesy Dive Hi Fly Lo.

DOWNLOAD: SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP

SXSW SHOWCASES

TUESDAY, MARCH 13
XXL Texas Freshmen
w Kendrick Lamar, Danny Brown, Hopsin, Future,
The Niceguys, Kydd, Worldwide, and DJ Rapid Ric

Venue: 1100 Warehouse
Address: 1100 E 5th St
Time: 10:00 PM
Details: All ages

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14
Next Stage
Location: Austin Convention Center, 1st Floor Exhibit Hall 4
Address: 500 E Cesar Chavez St 
Time: 5:00 PM

THURSDAY, MARCH 15
Audible Treats
w Souls of Mischief, Talib Kweli, Dudley Perkins,
Georgia Anne Muldrow, DJ Toure, Truthlive, Moe Green,
L.E.P. Bogus Boys, Roach Gigz, SL Jones and THEESatisfaction

Venue: Kiss & Fly
Address: 404 W Colorado St
Time: 10:25 PM

FRIDAY, MARCH 16
Spring Break! 
Presented by MFG, Guns In The Sun, Hit City USA and Quit Mumbling
w Escort, The Men, Hooray For Earth, American Royalty,
Mancub, Mmoths, The Shrine, Harriet and Jonwayne

Venue: Barbarella
Address: 615 Red River St
Time: 3:00 PM
Details: 21+, Free w RSVP
 
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REMAINING CLAPS AND SLAPS TOUR DATES

BLACK MILK CLAPS AND SLAPS TOUR
3/9 – Chicago, IL – Subterreanean – Tickets
3/10 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection – Tickets
3/11 – St. Louis, MO – Gramophone – Tickets
3/13 – 3/16 Austin, TX – SXSW Showcases - Details
3/16 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues – Tickets
3/17 – Scottsdale, AZ – Chaser's – Tickets
3/18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy – Tickets
3/20 – Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones – Tickets
3/21 – Fresno, CA – Fulton 55 – Tickets
3/22 – San Francisco – 330Ritch – Tickets
3/23 – Portland, OR – Crown Room
3/24 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
3/25 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile – Tickets
3/28 – Minneapolis MN – 7th Street Entry – Tickets
3/29 – Iowa City, IA – Mission Creek Festival – Tickets
3/30 – Toledo, OH – Frankie's Underground
*A.Dd+ spot dates, not part of Claps and Slaps Tour

Press Release: Jaecyn Bayne - "Audio Therapy"


Press Release: Jaecyn Bayne - "Audio Therapy"

Courtesy Matt B.

After wrapping up a 25-city US tour with Hip-Hop Icon Canibus this past year, as well as appearing alongside Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, & Killah Priest on the Headhunters “Platinum” album and Kurupt’s “The Academy” compilation, South Carolina native/Indianapolis transplant Jaecyn Bayne is ready to release his debut album Audio Therapy.

Signed to renowned Jazz label “Owl Studios”, Bayne’s Audio Therapy is slated for a 4-24-2012 release date and will feature guest appearances from Styles P, Fred the Godson, Canibus & Keith Murray alongside production from Streetrunner and Bronze Nazareth among others. Audio Therapy is another masterpiece under the A&R umbrella of Matthew “M80” Markoff whose credits include works for Wu-Tang, Canibus, Kurupt, The Undergods, Planet Asia & more.

Jaecyn has already accomplished so much, but for an artist who is about to release his debut effort he’s very aware of his surroundings as he states, “Its not easy being a new contender in such a vast arena. I’m thankful for the amazing strides I have been able to make in such a short period of time and look forward to what the future holds in terms of growth and progress. Audio Therapy represents my way of coping with the struggles of being an artist on the brink of success, though held back by own my devices.  I believe the album is going to provide the cure for a lot of like-minded people who are going through a lot of the same struggles I’ve endured; and currently endure to this day while trying to plant my feet as a breakout artist.”

In addition, to the release of his debut LP, Bayne will also be releasing a free mixtape and Audio Therapy’s first video “Family Thing” which is expected to debut in March and he will be embarking on a US tour with the likes of Canibus, Planet Asia, & Rusty Redenbacher (ATFU).

Video: Kurtis Blow Jr. - "Blowed"


Video: Kurtis Blow Jr. - "Blowed"

Courtesy RBC Records.

March 2, 2012 - Kurtis Blow Jr. (aka Kurtis Cloud) has been grinding, putting out album quality music that he feels his fans deserve over the past few years, and his hard work is finally paying off. He has a world wide tour locked in, reaching from Europe to Japan, dates on Bad Boy’s own Machine Gun Kelly’s “Hostile Takeover” tour with Tech N9ne, all which will assist him in reaching new crowds.

To coincide with all his touring Kurtis plans to introduce to the world his first EP “Champagne Dreams & Purple Clouds”, an iconoclastic hip-hop project that was inspired by Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon”, slated to drop mid first quarter. To celebrate the World Wide release of CDPC Kurtis is debuting the first video from the project for the single “Blowed”.

MP3: ABN Renegadez (Trae Tha Truth, Rod C, JayTon) - "We Here"


MP3: ABN Renegadez (Trae Tha Truth, Rod C, JayTon) - "We Here"

Courtesy Papa Smirf.

Also make sure to Download Trae Tha Truth new App For iPhone And Android!!!' - IAMTRAE. It's Free for Yo phone, music, videos, etc.

@traeabn

* http://www.mediafire.com/?y4ww6r12bb1hx2j *

MP3: Leisure Gang - "Leisure Gang" (URBNET Records)


MP3: Leisure Gang - "Leisure Gang" (URBNET Records)

Sweatshop Union follows up on the 2011 release of the Bill Murray EP with the launch of Leisure Gang. Furthering the progressive sound they’re known for, the self titled debut EP release is scheduled for a April free digital release. The group’s Leisure Gang project promises to bring a loose party feel to both the live show and their recorded music.

Download (mp3/wav): http://www.box.com/s/gh5ii8lr1n87nj10ntfb .
Audio Stream: http://soundcloud.com/urbnet/leisure-gang-leisure-gang .

Catch Sweatshop Union & Leisure Gang at SXSW:
Mar 15 – SXSW – Oy Vey Showcase @ 606/Lipstick
Mar 16 – SXSW – Planet Hip Hop Showcase @ TenOak
Mar 18 – SXSW – BIBT Showcase – venue tba


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