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MP3: T.iM.E (Theimagination & E Reece) - "Breakthrough"


MP3: T.iM.E (Theimagination & E Reece) - "Breakthrough"

Courtesy Dunn Deal PR.

download/stream/embed "Breakthrough" at http://timemusic.bandcamp.com/track/breakthrough-feat-joy-jones .

Producer/emcee duo T.iM.E (Theimagination and E Reece) present "Breakthrough", the official first single from The T.iM.E Is Now, their forthcoming album set for an October 11 release date on Elevated Mental Recordings/Culture Digital Music. "Breakthrough" features vocals from songstress Joy Jones.

Video: Saskilla - "Yonder"


Video: Saskilla - "Yonder"

Courtesy of Block Starz Music.

UK based music star Saskilla unveils the stunning music video "Yonder", his brand new hit single, released via GSpace15. The video was directed by Will Tribble & George Burt and shot in the London underground. The uplifting and rock-influenced song was produced by David Anthony and inspired by a real life story.

"The concept of 'Yonder' is meant to be a person's perspective of the world around them and how the pain and suffer changes and disappears only when you change first," explains Saskilla, who penned the song after a close friend committed suicide.

Saskilla is hailed as the next breakthrough superstar in the UK, following the path of Tinie Tempah, and Dizzee Rascal. The extravangarde emcee first emerged on the music scene in 2004, developing as an artist on the same renowned underground circuit that has already bred musical successes of Tinie, Dizzee, and Chipmunk.

It was during these years that Saskilla teamed up with Richie Montana to form the fashion savvy urban collective Nu Brand Flexxx, which most significantly nurtured the career of UK superstar Tinie Tempah. Saskilla is personally credited in his Multi-Platinum selling debut album "Disc-Overy".

In 2007, as the front man of Nu Brand, Saskilla saw the group’s first single, "Gash By The Hour", to a No.1 chart position for 17 consecutive weeks on leading urban music television channel AKA.

This achievement placed Saskilla and Nu Brand firmly on the map, securing performances in some of the biggest clubs across Europe and supporting former Def Jam artist and Celebrity Big Brother contestant Lady Sovereign at a line up of gigs.

Dizzee Rascal called upon Saskilla in making a cameo appearance in the video to his biggest selling single "Dance Wiv Me" in 2008, which topped the chart for 4 weeks at No.1.

Besides his musical pathway, Saskilla has made a varying scope of television appearances. He appeared and performed on BBC News night in connection with the 2010 UK General Election and in 2007 he starred in Channel 4's first of a kind interacted drama series "Dubplate Drama".

Saskilla has modelled for a number of major brands Adidas, Nike and Bathing Ape who were keen to position their urban clothing against his cool and charismatic character.

In 2010, Saskilla wrote and recorded the hook and leading verse for "Runway", a single that would elevate Nu Brand above the monotony of the competition and massively increase awareness of the collective. With over 810k views on YouTube and regular support across radio and television, Saskilla proved he single-handedly has what it takes to hit the mainstream.

Now, Saskilla is set to hit the UK market as a mainstream act. His debut solo single "Yonder" is already receiving blockbuster praise and the music video is pure fire!

Video: Scheme - "Two Turntables and a Mic: DJ Muggs Series"


Video: Scheme & DJ Scend - "Two Turntables and a Mic: DJ Muggs Series"

Courtesy Scheme773.

MP3: DTMD f/ Quartermaine - "95 Live"


MP3: DTMD f/ Quartermaine - "95 Live"

Courtesy Mello Music Group.

DTMD (Dunc & Toine) Makin' Dollas is officially available everywhere today digitally and on CD. To give supporters a sonic sample of what the 20-something year old duo is all about, we're offering a free download of the song 95 Live (featuring Quartermaine).
 
About the Song:

95 Live begins with scratches, a clap your hands call, and steady drums that open up to include jazz horns, and a swirling warmth that envelopes the lyrical content like a good shot of something heavy. Then Quartermaine picks up the mic to offer the opening verse some greatness: "Through the District / Daily do I troop / I get pounds from mystics / Who sit bearded on their stoop / And lose their roof when they hear an open loop." DTMD emcee Toine offers his casual brand of braggadocio on the next verse: "I'm taking it all, that's no fable / Spit caine and the flow abel / Deep enough to go naval on your whole stable / Verbally fatal". The result is one beautiful song.
 
Enjoy the song 95 Live & then be sure to cop the album Makin' Dollas!

[Free Download]
DTMD - 95 Live (feat. Quartermaine) http://mellomusicgroup.bandcamp.com/track/95-live-feat-quartermaine .

MP3: P.Genz - "High Off Music" (produced by Rel!g!on)


MP3: P.Genz - "High Off Music" (produced by Rel!g!on)

Courtesy Dunn Deal PR.

listen/download/embed at http://wanderingworx.bandcamp.com/track/high-off-music .

New Jersey emcee P.Genz started making songs with Vancouver producer REL!G!ON after they met through Twitter. Their first song resulted in radio plays and they knew right away this collaboration wouldn't be their last. The new single is called "High Off Music" and features Vancouver singer Christian Tessier on the hook.

MP3: MC Tom - "Smash Mouth Football"


MP3: MC Tom - "Smash Mouth Football"

Courtesy of Who Got Next.

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MP3: League 510 - "Soul Of A Synth" (Flying Lotus Redux)


MP3: League 510 - "Soul Of A Synth" (Flying Lotus Redux)

Courtesy Audible Treats.

Bay Area Crew Make A Welcome Return, Flip Flying Lotus For First Track Since EP Release

The Song:

The last time we checked in with League510, they were releasing their debut retail EP, Believe In The League. It's been a minute since then, but the League hasn't lost a step - or their signature feel-good swag . On the contrary, the Bay Area foursome, comprised of Monty, TK, Mr. Knowitall, and DJ Blacksmith, are poised for a triumphant return, complete with a newly developing sound, and are celebrating that return by flipping Flying Lotus' "Computer Face/Pure Being."

After stumbling across the track as background music for a Cartoon Network commercial, the League realized the beat was simply "begging to be rapped over," and the rest, says League510, was history. The end result was the flipped track, which the crew dubbed "Soul of a Synth," a title, according to League510, inspired by "the super swinging, heavy, and soulful drum cadence and the layered 8-bit, video game-style synths." League510 impressively rides the off-kilter production, in what comes off sounding like a completely natural collision of the League's bouncy flows and Flying Lotus' less-than-orthodox production. "We made the track to display our style, the positive attitude and strong lyrical ability," explains the League. "We're back - and better than ever."

Download "Soul of a Synth" here: http://soundcloud.com/league510/the-soul-of-a-synth .

Video: Danny Spice f/ Craig G - "King of the Beat"


Video: Danny Spice f/ Craig G - "King of the Beat"

Courtesy Park Street PR.

MP3: B.o.B f/ Lil Wayne - "Strange Clouds"


MP3: B.o.B f/ Lil Wayne - "Strange Clouds"

Courtesy M3W.

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

Press Release: Young Dro to Release "P.O.L.O." Winter 2011


Press Release: Young Dro to Release "P.O.L.O." Winter 2011

Courtesy Gio @ E1.

Young Dro announces the release of his new album, P.O.L.O. (Players Only Live Once, set to hit stores in Winter 2011 on Grand Hustle/eOne/Atlantic Records. Dro's newest single, "Racked Up" was released this week on DJ Smallz' new mixtape, Southern Smoke Radio Vol. 5, the mixtape series inspired by DJ Smallz' two hour, weekly, southern hip hop mixshow, and is at urban radio now.

About his much anticipated, forthcoming album, Dro states, "It's been a long time coming, and I had to really get focused. We were releasing my album in 2008, but the album leaked and that took a lot out of me. I stayed busy with mixtapes, club shows across the U.S. and the Grind N Hustle tour. We decided to sit down with Atlantic Records and do a venture with eOne Music and here we are.... Racked up!"

Alan Grunblatt, President of eOne Music, adds, "We're thrilled to be working again with Grand Hustle. We've had great success with the partnership in the past, and we expect big things with Young Dro."

His debut album, "Best Thang Smokin'," was released on Grand Hustle/Atlantic and skyrocketed to #1 on the Billboard Rap and R&B Charts, and #3 on the Billboard Top 200. The album was propelled by the hit "Shoulder Lean" feat T.I., which received heavy radio and video airplay, and was nominated for three BET Hip Hop Awards, winning the BET Mobile Hot Ring Award.

To listen to "Racked Up" go to http://ow.ly/6DhlM .


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