XXL & RED Distribution Reveal Mini-Mag Exclusively Available At Best Buy
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Featuring DJ Khaled Cover & Two Free Bonus CD Samplers Inside
XXL & RED Distribution is excited to announce the XXL Special Edition mini-mag available exclusively at Best Buy stores nationwide starting October 9. As part of Best Buy's first partnership with XXL & RED Distribution, the $5.99 limited edition mini-mag will be positioned in the music section of all Best Buy locations.
The XXL mini-mag features DJ Khaled on the cover, and inside readers will find exclusive interviews from DJ Khaled, Eve, RZA, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, T.I., Joey Bada$$, and more. Each mini-mag comes with two free bonus CDs, including a times, rhymes & beats sampler with new music from Future, Method Man, Ryan Leslie, and Ca$h Out, and a Mizay Entertainment sampler featuring music from Waka Flocka Flame, OJ Da Juiceman, Tarvoria and Reema Major.
"XXL was more than happy to join forces with Sony RED and Best Buy for this project. It helps us reach a wider audience and showcase RED's roster while also offering a special edition of the mag to our dedicated readers." - Vanessa Satten, XXL Editor-in-Chief
"I am pleased and excited about the RED, XXL and Best Buy partnership on the XXL mini mag. I'm confident that the Best Buy customer will thoroughly enjoy the content as well as the 2 CDs included. Hopefully the fans will enjoy reading as much as I did about Eve getting back into the hip hop game, she has truly been missed." - Sonya Askew, Senior Buyer, Anderson Merchandiser
Cricket is running a contest in conjunction with times, rhymes & beats. Contestants can enter to win 1 year of service to Cricket with Muve Music® included plus an Android Smart phone signed by RZA. Additional rules contest details can be found in the XXL mini-mag, and at Facebook.com/timesrhymesbeats.
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Disc One Track Listing:
1. Eve "She Bad Bad"
2. Ryan Reslie "Beautiful Lie"
3. Future "Turn On The Lights"
4. The Revelations "I Forgot To Be Your Lover"
5. Ca$h Out "Big Booty"
6. Deon Young "Party Life"
7. King L "Val Venis"
8. Mad Child "Monster"
9. Method Man "Built For This"
10. Joey Bada$$ "Waves"
11. Casey Veggies "Toe Tag"
12. RZA "Just Blowin In The Wind"
Disc Two Track Listing:
1. Waka Flaka Flame Ft. Sony "24 hours"
2. Dbo Montana "Dbo Montana"
3. OJ DA Juiceman "Wea Ya Been"
4. Dirt Gang Ft. Waka Flocka "Rambo"
5. Young Joey Ft. Waka Flocka & Fred Da Godson "I Fuk Wit Em"
6. Reema Major "Major moves"
7. Tarvoria "Be Quiet"
8. Joses Moses "Ratchets Dirty"
9. Fetti Gang "Jaw"
10. Woo Da Kid "What's Brackin"
11. One Thurd "Stop & Go"
12. Shuga Shane "Ring Bells"
13. Cartier Kitten "Bring It Back"
14. YG Hottie "West Hanin"
15. Cartier Kitten "Guala Guala"
16. Bo Deal "Wow"
17. Fetti Gang "Good Morning"
18. Bo Deal "Clap"
19. Joe Moses Ft. Ty S & DJ Mustard "Bitch"
20. OJ Da Juiceman Ft. Gunplay "I Sell"
21. Reema Major "I Am Legend"
RED, an award-winning division of Sony Music Entertainment, headquartered in New York City, is widely recognized as the industry leader in music distribution and artist development. RED specializes in digital and physical sales, marketing, D2C, radio promotion and product development for more than 60 independent record labels, as well as select artists from Sony owned labels. RED's marketing outreach is unsurpassed in generating consumer awareness for artists, labels and brand partners. In 2009, RED launched 'stache media, a full service marketing agency specializing in music. 'stache media's expert staff provides marketing services in online marketing & publicity, college lifestyle marketing, advertising & consumer research, brand & partnership marketing, radio, video promotion and creative production. Sony Music Entertainment's merger/acquisition of IODA and The Orchard has expanded RED's reach into international as well as domestic markets.
VH1 delves into the unlikely love story of double platinum selling rapper Jayceon Taylor better known as "The Game," and his straightlaced school teacher fiancé Tiffney Cambridge as they prepare to walk down the aisle in "Marrying The Game," premiering on Monday, November 19 at 9:30PM*.
It was anything but love at first sight when Tiffney Cambridge first met Jayceon Taylor. Tiffney, the 5th grade history teacher took to Jayceon, but wanted nothing to do with his alter ego, the young rapper known as The Game. Despite her reservations, love blossomed and after eight years and two children, King Justice (5 years old) and Cali Dream (1 year old), Tiffney agreed to marry him. Life is complicated enough for Tiffney as she juggles to balance her career, family, friends, and most of all, being in love with two men: Jayceon Taylor, and the rapper The Game.
For Tiffany, Jayceon's actions leave her in a constant struggle wondering if she will have to compromise for the rest of her life with his demanding, lavish and wild career as a rapper. Each episode of "Marrying The Game" shows the difference between the most unlikely of couples and the love that ultimately brings them together and also might tear them apart. When you're marrying Game, all bets are off, because it's no easy walk down the aisle. Find out if they exchange vows on this season of "Marrying The Game."
"Marrying The Game" is created and executive produced by 51 Minds' Cris Abrego, Christian Sarabia, Rabih Gholam and Ben Samek (CAPI). For VH1, the series is executive produced by Jill Holmes, Kristen Kelly and Jeff Olde.
VH1connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with TV series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 99 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including VH1Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile, and extensive video on VH1.com. VH1 is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.
As the October 23rd release date for Ashes approaches, rapper Oh No and producer Chris Keys, who, working together for the first time, completed a full album together over the course of countless nights filled with blunt smoke and marathon video game sessions, have already released two tracks for fans. The first, "Devastation," featured Guilty Simpson and Montage One, and more recently, Oh & Chris released the album's first official single, the up-tempo thumper "Let's Go." Today, Oh No & Chris Keys are releasing the album's latest single, and the final one before album release, with "Feet."
Freeway Announces First Leg of Diamond In The Ruff Tour
Courtesy Audible Treats.
Arguably the most revered lyricist to ever come out of Philadelphia, Freeway, returns to his roots, once again using his powerful voice to drop gems on listeners with his highly-anticipated solo album, Diamond In The Ruff. Serving as his first official full-length album since teaming up with Jake One for the critically acclaimed 2010 project, The Stimulus Package, Diamond In The Ruff has been years in the making and is truly Freeway's most illustrious album yet. Diamond In The Ruff hits stores worldwide November 13th on Babygrande Records.
In connection with this monumental album, Freeway has announced the Diamond In The Ruff Tour, which kicks off this Friday at the A3C Hip-Hop Festival in Atlanta. More dates to be announced.
Look for the 1st single "Jungle", to be released Friday, October 12th, followed by the Freedom Of Speech Mixtape on Tuesday, October 16th.
Hieroglyphics Imperium and The Ave Venice team up to bring you custom made Chucks and Vans. The first installment features 2 Vans colorways (Black and Grey) and 1 Converse Hiero logo all over print. Each shoe order is made with love by a member of The Ave Venice team, using their patented process at their retail store in the heart of Venice Beach, CA. They can take around 5 business days to be made before we ship them to your front door, wherever that may be... Please note that because these shoes are made custom per order, there are NO returns or exchanges on any orders. International Orders generally take a few weeks to arrive depending where the location is.
The Hieroglyphics Store has been restocked with tons of new merch. Get your "Hometown Heroes Black & Silver Hoodie" or a "93er's" t-shirt to rep your team. Or one of the newest Goldcoin x Hieroglyphics projects, the "One Night Only" Jacket.
About a week and a half ago, the Eagles honored Philly legend Brian Dawkins before a game. (We beat the stinkin' Giants that day too!!) If you're a football fan, you already know about Dawk. The intensity, passion, and heart he brought to every game was unmatched. If you are familiar with Reef the Lost Cauze, you already know that he brings the same attributes to the rap game.
Reef had already loosely laid this play out prior to either of us knowing that the Eagles tribute was planned. One night in the basement, I played the beat and his eyes lit up a bit. A match was made. We recorded the vocals a week or two later and bam.... B.DAWK, the first new Reef/Dumhi collab in a minute.
Sidenote: We almost released it the day of the Eagles tribute but, that was my fault. Whatever tho... it's here NOW!
AND... as an extra special bonus, we are throwing in a song that we have been jamming with on occasion for a while, Thought Control. We performed this once or twice back at The Slingluff gallery during "The Whole Worlds Watching" party and have had a couple different plans for it. Right now I like to think of it as us having fun with some CLASSIC classic rock jams. Hope you enjoy.
While we are back at it again (see what I did there?)....
B.Dawk spring boarded a Reef/Dumhi Ep plan of action. We already have a couple more songs in the works. I'd tell you more about this plan but.... this is all we have so far. Actually... we also plan on it being BANGING. More news soon but.... keep late 2012/ early 2013 in the back of your mind.
Catch Reef TONIGHT! Thursday October 11 at the Trocadero Balcony in Philly performing with Brasco, Rockie Reyes, Faez One, and more . He might just rock a live version of B.Dawk.
Fresh off their third European Tour, the Calgary-based duo of Teekay and DJ Cosm are back, teaming with producer Def-Chap from Saskatoon for their upcoming collaborative EP, "DFE vs. DEF" (coming soon). The first single is "Lucky Day", an incredibly soulful joint where Teekay waxes philosophical on the ups and downs of searching for that special someone. Cosm's slick scratch-chorus is the cherry on top of this smooth banger.
Defender of the Art - Growing Pains (feat. Lyriz) (@BigSto)
"Growing Pains" is the first single from The Psych Ward 2 and it features Lyriz. The beat was jacked from the Grieves and Budo song "Growing Pains".
Regardless of whether we admit it or not we all have "Growing Pains" times that we've been hurt in the past that still haunt us now. "Growing Pains" also refers to the pain and hurt that we've gone through in order to change ourselves or allow God to change us. The end result of these "Growing Pains" we hope is a better person, but sometimes it results in more fears than what we started with.
Woodbridge, VA rap artist PHZ-Sicks (pronounced ‘physics’) presents the John Ledbetter-directed video for "Up", the final single from his mixtape The Laws Of PHZ-Sicks. "Up" lifts the beat from "Overnight", a track by Hudson Mohawke, co-producer on Kanye West's "Mercy" and several G.O.O.D. Music tracks. PHZ's last video was for the song “Success/Failure” (watch here), also on The Laws Of PHZ-Sicks, sponsored by HipHopUpdate.com, Philadelphia clothing line ANMLHSE, and LA-based hat line Quintin Co. He was a 2011 DMV Best VA Male Rap Artist nominee and has opened for Wale, J. Cole and more. PHZ describes his music as “a film seen through the eyes of a young black male moving up socially, economically, and artistically in the world.” Of "Up", PHZ says "I wanted to display the frenetic energy of the song and constant wordplay spoken throughout the song." PHZ's is currently prepping his next album titled The Moment.