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MP3: Marcus 'Pleasure P' Cooper - "Hush"


MP3: Marcus 'Pleasure P' Cooper - "Hush"

Courtesy of Future Star Music.

CLEAN: http://limelinx.com/files/114fab1de1ead4826f54fb84a6b3c65f .

INSTRUMENTAL: http://limelinx.com/files/073f4a0566a09c40e9f9326df5a82fc8 .

Ok it's officially time all the haters "HUSH" and accept the fact that the bad boy of R&B is back. This is the first release from Pleasure P aka Marcus Cooper and as we expected it's a smash. This one is for all you ladies and fellas out there that got a side fling going on. Just tell them to "HUSH" and keep it on the low low. This is just the start to the new Pleasure P takeover so keep your eyes and ears open. His lane is wide open and he's taking it by storm. You can count on more Grammy nominations this year for him and you can mark my words on that. Watch!!!

Video: Maino f/ Roscoe Dash - "Let It Fly" (Official)


Video: Maino f/ Roscoe Dash - "Let It Fly" (Official)

From Chris @ E1 Music.

Video: DJ Smallz Links Up With Photographer Terrence Tyson


Video: DJ Smallz Links Up With Photographer Terrence Tyson

Courtesy: DJ Smallz.

MP3: Game f/ Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg - "Drug Test"


MP3: Game f/ Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg - "Drug Test"

Courtesy of M3W.

* http://www.mp3waxx.com/jobfolders/gamedrugtest/blast-page.html *

Bobby Digital aka RZA DJ Set @ East Village 15th August 2011


Bobby Digital aka RZA DJ Set @ East Village 15th August 2011

Press release courtesy The Doctor's Orders.

Bobby Digital aka RZA
(Wu Tang Clan / DJ Set)

8pm - 1am Monday 15th August 2011
Venue: East Village, 89 Great Eastern St, EC2A 3HX
Info : www.thedoctorsorders.com .

ONLY 350 tickets available
£8 each at http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=462398 .

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RZA (2 Hour Set)
Spin Doctor (The Doctor's Orders)
Chris P Cuts & Main Squeeze DJs
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Flyer Link: http://citizenmcgeedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/rza-ruler-zig-zag-zig-allah.jpg?w=900 .
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When this last minute chance came about to book one of The Doctor's Orders' Hip-Hop heroes we had to grab it with both hands. As producer for his Wu Tang Clan Bobby Digital aka RZA changed the sound of Hip-Hop forever with the classic "Enter The Wu Tang (36 Chambers)".

Since he has gone on to produce most of the group and solo Wu Tang output including his own solo albums under the name Bobby Digital and a list of classics including Raekwon's "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx", GZA's "Liquid Swords", Method Man's debut "Tical", ODB's "Ruturn to the 36 Chambers" to name a few.

Now a grammy award winner, this multi instrumentalist producer has acted in, directed and scored films, written a book or two and without a doubt stands as one of the most respected and influential people in Hip-Hop today.

The RZA joins us for this exclusive two hour DJ set at Shoreditch's East Village spinning a mix of his influences from Hip-Hop, Soul, Jazz and beyond. Getting things warmed up alongside him are The Doctor's Orders own Spin Doctor and rising star of London's scene Chris P Cuts while the Main Squeeze DJs warm up the set.

These limited 350 tickets are set to be some of the hottest this year so don't delay in grabbing yours now!

MP3: A.Dd+ - "Freakquency"


MP3: A.Dd+ - "Freakquency"

Courtesy of Audible Treats.

Slim And Paris Get Suggestive With New Non-Album Single

The Song:

Rolling along with the momentum they've been building since the release of When Pigs Fly back in March, Dallas duo A.Dd+ is back with a smooth banger, this one being another non-album freebie to show appreciation for all their fans' continued support. With "Freakquency," Paris Pershun and Slim Gravy again call on producer and A.Dd+'s unofficial third member, Picnic Tyme, for a song that, as the title implies, is a call out to women of all wavelengths.

"We hadn't made a song dedicated to women since our Power Of The Tongue mixtape," explains Paris on the motivation behind laying down this new track. "We wanted to showcase our slightly romantic, yet freaky, side without being corny or overly sexual." With an ambient underlying instrumentation that plays off the track's bouncing percussion and thick kick drum, Picnic Tyme's beat provides a soothing base for the group's smoothed out, suggestive lyrics, as they rap, "I'm here to reconstruct, here to build you up/ Add some design to your mind and them curves and thangs... So, um, don't fight the feeling, 'cause truthfully/ You playing hard to get is making it get hard."

Download "Freakquency" here: http://media.audibletreats.com/A.Dd-Freakquency.mp3 or http://addplus.bandcamp.com/track/freakquency .

You can also Download the debut EP When Pigs Fly here: http://addplus.bandcamp.com/album/when-pigs-fly .

Video: Triune Gods - "Same Train" (Official)


Video: Triune Gods - "Same Train" (Official)

Courtesy of Scott @ Endemik Music.

Triune Gods release their first official music video on August 2 in support of their debut album, "Seven Days Six Nights," recently released in Japan on Granma Music. The video of "Same Train”, directed by documentary and music video film maker Naoto Amazutsumi, puts into heartfelt images what this intercontinental rap group had only dreamed of.

It is hard to sum up Triune Gods in a sentence. Their name, by definition, only begins to shed some light: "Trinity is derived from the Latin Trinitas, meaning the number three are one,” says Bleubird, one of the members. They are a cross-border collaboration group comprised of Sibitt (JAPAN), Bleubird (USA) and Scott Da Ros (CANADA).

"Their debut album pitches the rapper's (Sibitt) Japanese verses against the rhymes of American MC Bleubird, with Canadian producer Scott Da Ros supplying the beats and assorted sonic weirdness.” --The Japan Times: http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fm20110114a1.html .

Their individual strengths come together to create beautiful music and Naoto has brought their music to life in this video.  The visually striking scenery shot throughout Tokyo, Japan in the "Same Train” video, mixed with the impressive lyrics and sound, will touch your heart.

Since Triune Gods released their debut album "Seven Days Six Nights" on Jan 19, 2011 from Japan based Granma Music Entertainment, the album has hit not only the Japanese music scene, but has reached all over the world. This video is their next step and will add another side to this already expressive trio. 

MP3: Gees Extortion "Top Spot" feat. Nitty Scott MC


MP3: Gees Extortion "Top Spot" feat. Nitty Scott MC

From Javier S.

Emerging Real Radio Records' artist Gees Extortion has his eyes on the game's "Top Spot," and apparently Nitty Scott MC is on the same page. Former Aftermath producer and Dr. Dre protege Focus laces the track with an overlaying chant and melody that appropriately suits the song's title. The song is off of Gees' forthcoming debut LP, Organized Rhymes.

Listen/Download: Gees Extortion "Top Spot" feat. Nitty Scott MC [Prod. by Focus]

Alternative link @ UserShare

Video: The Black Opera - "God's Camera"


Video: The Black Opera - "God's Camera"

Courtesy of Stephanie Estes.

The Black Opera consists of {removed}, {removed} (formerly ???) & {removed}. The artists would prefer if you would keep their identities concealed for the sake of the movement. We'd really appreciate it, thank you. "Gods Camera" is the latest video inspired from their debut project, Overture.

MP3: Icebird (rjd2 And Aaron Livingston) Announce New Album


MP3: Icebird (rjd2 And Aaron Livingston) Announce New Album

Courtesy of Audible Treats.

Collaborative Album Scheduled For October 11 Release; First Single Is "Going And Going. And Going"

(August 2, 2011 - Brooklyn, NY) rjd2 and Aaron Livingston have formed the duo Icebird, and together, the prolific producer and talented singer are excited to announce their debut album, The Abandoned Lullaby, which will be released October 11th on rjd2's own label, RJ's Electrical Connections.

For rjd2, Icebird is the next step in a 10-year career that has seen him grow from heralded crate digger to celebrated instrumentalist and songwriter, composing the theme music for Mad Men and TNT's Inside The NBA, while releasing albums like The Third Hand and Colossus. With The Abandoned Lullaby, rj is expanding his repertoire, by stepping back. "I went into The Abandoned Lullaby knowing my role exactly," explains rj. "Both the engineering and producing – I was able to focus on both here totally, more than almost anything I've done before."

And it's because of Livingston that rj feels so comfortable in this new role. Livingston brings his own history to the table, taking part in the Black Lily jam sessions that birthed the careers of Jill Scott and Musiq Soulchild and being featured on The Roots' fan-favorite "Guns Are Drawn." The two first collaborated on "Crumbs Off The Table" from rj's Colossus album, and the resulting track had the two itching to work together again. "It was so exciting to see what Aaron would do with the songs," says rjd2. "He really is super clever as a writer."

Much of that cleverness is on display with "Going And Going. And Going," the album's lead single. rj's upbeat, snare- and guitar-heavy beat paves the way for Livingston's gritty, soulful vocals. "Language is always a code, and I wanted to use that idea to expand the range of what I can sing and say," explains Livingston, whose unique style shines through with lines like, "Forget your problems mama/ I'm the Dalai Lama up in here."

Sonically, "Going And Going. And Going" only touches on the musical diversity of The Abandoned Lullaby, which pulls from the duo's interest in creating art that mirrors life. "Stories about fabricated heroic shit don't interest me as much as something like a half-written lullaby," remarks rj. "I have an interest in art that portrays real world issues, that portrays the dichotomies of a 'balanced' human experience." The Abandoned Lullaby displays that balance throughout, making it easier for the duo to explore new artistic freedoms. "This is the first time I've had someone else at the controls for an entire project," explains Livingston. "It gave me room to really explore my voice – and what I can say with it."

Download "Going And Going. And Going" here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Icebird-Going_And_Going_And_Going.mp3 .

To read more about Icebird and their new album, along with news on forthcoming show dates, click here: http://pitchfork.com/news/43360-rjd2-forms-new-duo-icebird-readies-album .

Please post buy links for Icebird's "Going And Going. And Going" single: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/going-going.-going.-feat./id453627790 .


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