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Press Release: Goldini Bagwell (of Sandpeople) - "Chainsmoke"

Press Release: Goldini Bagwell (of Sandpeople) - "Chainsmoke"

Courtesy Heaven Noise Recordings.

Goldini Bagwell has long been a fixture of Portland Oregon's underground hip hop scene where his stand-out verses and featured appearances have gained him notoriety, whether it's been in collaboration with some of the city's best talent (Oldominion, Taco Neck, Liv Warfield, John Craig and the Weekend), or with his group Sandpeople.  For fans eagerly awaiting a solo album, the moment has arrived; On November 29th, Sandpeople Music proudly released Bagwell's much anticipated debut,Chainsmoke.

Produced entirely by Pmpee Beats out of Lahti, Finland, Chainsmoke is an international effort and a fitting introduction to the man and myth that is Goldini Bagwell (aka Gold).  True to its title, Chainsmoke is an unrelenting debut from an experienced artist, as Gold puts his vices, history, ambitions, and microphone-slaughtering skills on full display over Pmpee Beats’ hard-hitting drums and soulful melodies.  Features include fellow Sandpeople members illmaculate, IAME, OnlyOne, and DJ Spark, as well as Reva Devito, John Craig, Destro Destructo (of Oldominion), and Epp (of TxE).  Please take a deep breath and enjoy your secondhand Chainsmoke.  

Chainsmoke track list:  

1.   Intro (Unfiltered)
2.   Bagwell
3.   Let's Grow
4.   Tenure (feat. IAME)
5.   Wmn vs. Wrk
6.   More Than High (feat. OnlyOne & illmaculate)
7.   Chainsmoke (feat. John Craig)
8.   Speed of Life 
9.   Words to Live By (feat. illmaculate)
10.  For Nothing (feat. Reva Devito)
11.  No Sucka Revisited (feat. Epp, Destro Destructo & illmaculate)
12.  Prelude to AU (Aye You)
13.  Outro (Exhale)
14.  Bagwell (DaiN Remix) 

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Video: DJ Khaled & Ace Hood Perform Live in Orlando!

Video: DJ Khaled & Ace Hood Perform Live in Orlando!

Courtesy Jessie Maguire.

J Khaled and Ace Hood shut down Orlando & Club Bliss during Classic Weekend. Shouts to DJ Nasty!

Audio: Bun B, Pill, Killa Kyleon & I-20 - "King Hustler" Remix

Audio: Bun B joins Pill, Killa Kyleon & I-20 on "King Hustler" Remix

Courtesy J Melo.

Just yesterday, Houston producer Trakksounds and released their new compilation, "Intervention" featuring the likes of Pill, Freddie Gibbs, Killer Mike and dozens of others. The Pill, I-20 & Killa Kyleon track "King Hustler" was released while Bun B was in the studio putting the finishing touches on his verse. Today, we release the remix with Bun B.

Artists: Bun B, Pill, Killa Kyleon & I-20
Song: King Hustler
Producer: Trakk Sounds
Mixtape: Intervention
Song Link: .

Video: Uptown XO at Shade 45

Video: Uptown XO at Shade 45

Courtesy Langston S.

Uptown XO stops by Statik Selektah's show to play some exclusive tracks from his upcoming project The Color Grey. Watch it now!

Yo Gotti Launches and Official CMG Shop

Yo Gotti Launches and Official CMG Shop

Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.

Memphis, TN -- November 30, 2011 -- As Yo Gotti awaits the release of his full-length LP Live From the Kitchen in early 2012 (Polo Grounds Music/RCA), the Memphis mogul is preparing a brand new mixtape project for fans. This exclusive download will debut on in December 2011.

Yo Gotti will kick off December with a stop in New York to film the video for "Colors," which features Juelz Santana and Gucci Mane. He debuted the track on November 29 via his site to the delight of fans around the world. (Click here to download:

Today, Gotti unleashed the behind-the-scenes video for "Single", his current offering from Live in the Kitchen. (Click here to watch:
The full-length video will make its television debut via Polo Grounds Music/RCA in early 2012.

Yo Gotti launched and his official CMG Shop on Black Friday (Nov. 25), and garnered nearly 50,000 views over the holiday weekend. The immediate popular online store carries tees, sweatshirts and other gear, all supporting Gotti's Cocaine Muzik Group label and world renowned Cocaine Muzik mixtape series. 

The ability to share his growing movement directly with fans is paramount to Gotti, as his nearly 1.5 million followers on Facebook and Twitter engage frequently with him.

"I wanted a platform to connect directly with fans, because so many people can't find songs or merchandise from me that they are asking for," Yo Gotti explains. "With the launch of this site, we'll be able to provide a hub where the real fans can get it first. We have such loyal support from online media as well, and I feel that is only going to strengthen our opportunities to connect with people from every angle."

Yo Gotti will unveil more new tracks each Tuesday in December, leading to the release of the mixtape, all exclusively on He will also announce several new products for the CMG shop, and will be updating the site with photos, videos and more engaging content along the way.

For more information on Yo Gotti, go to and

Follow Yo Gotti on Twitter @YoGottiKOM

For interviews and press information, contact and go to
Video: Beanie Sigel f/ Big Nate - "Movin Fast (Philly to Mass)"

Video: Beanie Sigel f/ Big Nate, Big O - "Movin Fast (Philly to Mass)"

Courtesy Papa Smirf.


Video: Yelawolf Talks Beef With Machine Gun Kelly

Video: Yelawolf Talks Beef With Machine Gun Kelly

Courtesy DJ Vlad.

"Yelawolf breaks down his beef with Machine Gun Kelly, talks about Eminem as a mentor and his struggles as an artist on tour in Dublin with DJ Mo-K."

Video: Riz - "Rep It 4 Real" (dir. Mills Miller)

Video: Riz - "Rep It 4 Real" (dir. Mills Miller)

Courtesy J Melo.

Riz continues to buzz heavily as he drops a new freestyle video titled "Rep it 4 Real" directed by Mills Miller. Riz' new mixtape "Kiss the Ring" drops December 6th and will feature Prodigy, Fabolous, French Montana and more.

MP3: Naughty By Nature - "Naughty Nation"

MP3: Naughty By Nature - "Naughty Nation"

Courtesy Chris @ E1.

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Video: Antoniette Costa x Kevin Olusola x Tara Kamangar "Stranded"

Video: Antoniette Costa x Kevin Olusola x Tara Kamangar "Stranded"

Courtesy Giant Step Press.

Singer-Songwriter and The Roots Protégé teams up with
Cello Beatboxer / The Sing-Off Winner& Persian Piano / Violin Virtuoso.

Antoniette Costa, Kevin Olusola & Tara Kamangar have released the new video for their collaborative track "Stranded" today (view video). It's soul, hip-hop and classical music rolled into one unique track full of passion. With a goal of storytelling through musical performance, the three are coming from diverse backgrounds with a common creative ambition.

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