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Video: T.I. Interview on VH1's Big Morning Buzz w/ Carrie Keagan


Video: T.I. Interview on VH1's Big Morning Buzz w/ Carrie Keagan

Courtesy VH1 Buzz.

LINK: http://www.vh1.com/video/misc/715840/ti-interview-12-1-2011.jhtml#id=1675167 .
Twitter URL: http://on.vh1.com/BMBLTIintvw .

Free Album: hasHBrown - Break Something


Free Album: hasHBrown - Break Something

Courtesy Audible Treats.

Today, hasHBrown is excited to release his new album, Break Something. In an attempt to most effectively reach the entirety of his fan base, the Houston-based rapper/producer is offering the project as both a free download, and for sale through his Bandcamp (for $5) or iTunes, allowing listeners easy access to the music, while also giving those who'd like to support hasH the opportunity to do so.

Despite the month-long lead-up to the album's release, Break Something is a project that's been in the works for much longer. "For the last two years almost, I've been working on Break Something, song by song," explains hasHBrown. "Since I first started I've taken several breaks from its completion." And for hasH, his hard work and dedication - his understanding the value of patience - has resulted in album that truly meets his vision.

The album's title, Break Something, draws from hasH's feelings on hip-hop, towards his city, and his own inner frustrations from trying to make it in the music industry. "The album is about breaking away from people's expectations, about fighting for an identity of your own," explains hasH. "From parents, to friends, to media everyone projects what they think you should be at some point in time. The LP is about shattering all of those forced identities and staying on your own path."

For the album, hasH, who produces under the moniker Jett I. Masstyr, kicked things off with a slew of his own beats, but eventually reached out to producers including Vango One, Chris Rockaway, Tommy Bumps, and Free of The Niceguys who were active on many of the standout tracks. hasH’s most recent single, "This Is It," features vocals from Dannie Walker and finds the MC displaying versatility outside of his realm, while "My Island" features hasH reflecting on life's conflictions with vocal assistance from John Dew and Nya. Elsewhere,"The Restoration" reflects back on the album's title, with hasH rebuilding all that he has broken down. "Sometimes," notes hasH, "you need to destroy and rebuild it to be better than what it was before."

Download Break Something for free here: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?2zh1s945ydv2x4g .

Last Minute Devo Spice show in NYC FRIDAY NIGHT!!!


Last Minute Devo Spice show in NYC FRIDAY NIGHT!!!

Courtesy Devo Spice.

Attention people in the New York area! I have been added at the last minute to a stand-up comedy show happening TOMORROW NIGHT (Friday) in New York City. I'll be doing 15 minutes of music and comedy. This is a non-bringer show, but if you come please tell them I brought you. That way I will get a cut of your admission fee.

The show is taking place Friday, December 2nd, at the UC Lounge on the lower East side. The address is 87 Ludlow St.

Hope to see you there!

->Later.....Spice

MP3: Young Swift f/ Jeezy, Jim Jones - "I Like"


MP3: Young Swift f/ Jeezy, Jim Jones - "I Like"

Courtesy M3W.

* http://tinyurl.com/YoungSwift-ILikeIt *

Video: Sway f/ Lupe Fiasco - "Still Speedin' RELOADED"


Video: Sway f/ Lupe Fiasco - "Still Speedin' RELOADED"

Courtesy 730Promo.

Sway moves up another gear on the remix to his smash Still Speedin' by recruiting Lupe Fiasco to jump into the passenger seat as he looks set to cement his position as #1 rapper in the UK.

Video: J. Ivy f/ Blitz the Ambassador - "War"


Video: J. Ivy f/ Blitz the Ambassador - "War"

Courtesy Dunn Deal PR.

In his college years, Grammy/Emmy-award winner J. Ivy was known around campus and his native Chicago simply as "The Poet". Soon after, he was storming the stage of Russell Simmons' Def Poetry, soon followed by the studio where Kanye West and Jay-Z invited him to guest on "Never Let Me Down", a track on Kanye's Grammy-winning College Dropout album. He has performed and collaborated with everyone from RZA to Erykah Badu to Bo Diddley to Martha Stewart. He gave the soul singer formerly known as John Stephens the name John Legend. His voice and lyricism have been heard on national programs like the TV show ER, HBO Boxing, and Sunday Night Football. And now, he proudly presents the music video for "War", as seen on MTV Jams.

Mixtape: Juicy J & DJ Scream - "Blue Dream & Lean"


Mixtape: Juicy J & DJ Scream - "Blue Dream & Lean"

Courtesy Future Star Music.

The highly anticipated new mixtape from Juicy J is finally here. This time he partnered up with Maybach Music's own DJ Scream to deliver this extra trippy collection of all new exclusive music found on this Blue Dream & Lean mixtape. This mixtape is loaded with street bangers, intense production, party records and all around feel good music. Something you can definitely vibe to from start to finish and just zone out. Enjoy this gift from Future Star and Juicy J.

* http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/15290/juicy_j_blue_dream_lean.html *

MP3: Soul Khan - "Someone's Pocket"


MP3: Soul Khan - "Someone's Pocket"

Courtesy Soul Khan.

The Pursuance EP comes out Tuesday, December 6th.
Get a free download if you buy a ticket to the NYC show on 12/3.

Here's a stream of "Someone's Pocket" for your aural pleasure:

BANDCAMP: http://soulkhan.bandcamp.com/track/someones-pocket .
SOUNDCLOUD: http://soundcloud.com/soulkhan/someones-pocket-video-mix .

Produced by Audible Doctor.

Video: Zach89 - "My Baby" (re-imagined "Big Poppa")


Video: Zach89 - "My Baby" (re-imagined "Big Poppa")

Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.

Zach89 gets romantic in his video for "My Baby"
a re-imagining of Notorious B.I.G.'s classic hit "Big Poppa."
Zach89 remixes the track with live percussion as well!

PR: Mos Def at 50th Anniversary Show at Carnegie Hall


PR: Mos Def at 50th Anniversary Show at Carnegie Hall

Courtesy of Girlie Action.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Adds Special Guests to 50th Anniversary Show at Carnegie Hall

Guests Include: My Morning Jacket, Del McCoury Band, Trombone Shorty, GIVERS, Allen Toussaint, Blind Boys Of Alabama, Tao Seeger & Mos Def

New Orleans jazz legends Preservation Hall Jazz Band are pleased to announce the special guests that will join them on stage for their 50th anniversary performance. On January 7th, 2012 at 8:00pm they will grace the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, with special guests My Morning Jacket, Del McCoury Band, Trombone Shorty, GIVERS, Allen Toussaint, Blind Boys of Alabama, Tao Seeger, & Mos Def.
Tickets for what is bound to be an unforgettable night go on sale December 2nd and are available at www.carnegiehall.org, by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or at the Carnegie Hall box office at 57th street and 7th avenue.
 
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band has been carrying the distinctive sound of New Orleans jazz around the world on behalf of Preservation Hall, a unique venue that embodies the city's musical legacy. With a cast of musicians schooled through first-hand experience and apprenticeship into the music's historic traditions, the PHJB has served as an irreplaceable, vital link to the earliest days of one of America's most beloved forms of popular music.
 
The group manages to evoke the spirits of times past in an ever-evolving modern context that has found them traveling around the world. Along the way, they have brought in collaborators of all musical stripes to play, honor, and reinterpret America's first true art form. The PHJB have played and recorded with artists like Tom Waits, Pete Seeger, Ani DiFranco and My Morning Jacket. Their most recent collaboration has been with the Grammy-winning bluegrass outfit, the Del McCoury Band, with whom they released a joint album earlier this year titled American Legacies.
 
The Louisiana State Museum also just launched a major exhibition celebrating Preservation Hall's 50th anniversary at the Old U.S. Mint. Co-curated by Preservation Hall and the Museum, Preservation Hall at 50, tells the story of the venue's history through artifacts, photographs, film and audio clips, as well as interviews and oral histories. The exhibit is open now and will run through 2012.
 
This concert is presented by The Bowery Presents.


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