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Video: Phil Ade - "Gone!" (dir. JeromeD) @PhilAde301


Video: Phil Ade - "Gone!" (dir. JeromeD)

Courtesy Langston S.

Phil Ade links up with director JeromeD for the brand new music video for the smash single "Gone!"  JeromeD has previously videos for Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Dom Kennedy and more.  "Gone!" can be found on Phil Ade's latest mixtape #PhilAdeFriday2.

 
 
http://www.368musicgroup.com
Video: billy woods - "Duck Hunt" @backwoodzhiphop


Video: billy woods - "Duck Hunt" + Album Release

Courtesy Audible Treats.

Earlier this spring, billy woods announced his latest album, History Will Absolve Me, with an April 10th release date. Since then, he's leaked a number of tracks, including the Roc Marciano- and Masai Bey-featured lead single "Body Of Work" and the most recently released non-album track "Frozen Sunlight," which features Open Mike Eagle and MarQ Spekt. Now, with April 10th finally upon us, woods is celebrating his album release with a video for the album's latest single, "Duck Hunt."

The song, produced by A.M. Breakups, is one of the eeriest on History Will Absolve Me, built around dark, bubbling synths, muted horns, and a steady drum break, which does well to compliment woods' fluid, complex flow, with bars like, "Black Robert Baden Powell, never caught without the ratchet/ Grass like Wimbeldon; wood racquet/ Rap like a simpleton, see new tax bracket/ So-called goons, turns out they schools was magnet." The video, directed by Crosby, fits the track's grimy, claustrophobic vibe, shot in cluttered rooms and decrepit hallways, red and blue tints serving to both outline and obscure.

Buy link for History Will Absolve Me: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/history-will-absolve-me-feat./id514690530 .

Video: Driicky Graham Shade 45 Interview @driickygraham


Video: Driicky Graham Shade 45 Interview (A Day in the Life)

Courtesy Chris @ E1.

Driicky Graham gets interviewed by The Money Team at Shade45 about upcoming projects, personal life, favorite artists and more.

Video: DJ Drama (Behind the Scenes) "We In This Bitch"


Video: DJ Drama (Behind the Scenes) "We In This Bitch" f/ Ludacris, Young Jeezy, T.I., Future

Courtesy Chris @ E1.

Yesterday was definitely a motion picture in the A-Town, with Benny Boom in the director’s chair DJ Drama along with Future, Young Jeezy, T.I., and Ludacris shot the video for DJ Drama’s new single “We In This Bitch” off of his new album Quality Street Music coming soon!

New Video: Moka Only + Ayatollah @NatureSounds


New Video: Moka Only + Ayatollah

Courtesy Nature Sounds.

The unexpected (but now eagerly anticipated) joint album Bridges from Canadian MC Moka Only and NYC producer Ayatollah hits stores today, and to celebrate we've got the official music video for the Bridges track "Come Along", shot in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia.  The album is now available for purchase at the links below, with a five-bonus-track deluxe edition available digitally.

Video: Synse of Contamination - "Occupy Hip Hop"


Video: Synse of Contamination - "Occupy Hip Hop"

Courtesy GMan Ent.

Synse of Contamination Releases His first Solo Video!!! Get your copy of "Occupy Hip Hop" Here: http://soundcloud.com/g-man-entertianment/synse-of-contamination-occupy.

PR: Fatlip & Homeboy Sandman @ East Village on June 8th


PR: Fatlip & Homeboy Sandman @ East Village on June 8th

Courtesy The Doctor's Orders.

ON THE REAL
with
Fatlip (The Pharcyde / DJ Set)
& Homeboy Sandman (Stones Throw) Live

10pm-3am Friday 8th June 2012
@ East Village, 89 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3HX

* www.thedoctorsorders.com *

Tickets £7.50 Advance // £10 on the door
INFO & TIKETS - http://thedoctorsorders.com/v2/?p=789 .
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DJs
Fatlip
Spin Doctor
Mr Thing
Chris P Cuts
& host MC Prankster
plus Homeboy Sandman live
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Flyer Link: http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/388/otrhomeboyfatlipa3web.jpg .
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In what is yet another incredible line up for any Hip-Hop party The Doctor’s Orders have teamed up classic golden era talent with emerging brand new skills in a combined DJ and live line up that is sure to have this great venue packed to the rafters once again!

The Pharcyde were responsible as many for the sound of classic soul drenched golden era Hip-Hop with albums like “Bizarre Ride II’ & ‘Labcabincalifornia” and singles such as ‘Passin Me By’ and the J-Dilla produced ‘Runnin’ & ‘Drop” that still tear up clubs across the world. Tonight one third of that crew in the shape of the Fatlip spins a set that shows exactly where this inspiration for these classic sounds came from.

Joining him and our crack team of residents is the very latest signing to the brilliant California based label Stones Throw that already boasts a roster including Madlib, J-Dilla, Aloe Blacc, Mayer Hawthorne and Dam Funk to name a few. The incredible Homeboy Sandman has already wowed The Doctor’s Orders faithful back in January 2011 showing that with this Ivy League education and laid back style are just one of the reasons he stands head & shoulders above many rappers. Well that and the fact he is around 9ft tall!

This is an incredible chance to party and celebrate the future and past of true school Hip-Hop so make sure you get down to On The Real.

@SoulKhan's UK Tour Starts Wednesday


Soul Khan's UK Tour Starts Wednesday

Courtesy SK.

What up Khangregation,

Starting this Wednesday, fellow Brown Bag Allstar Koncept and I will be touring the United Kingdom for the first time! Peep below for details on the King's English Tour:

4/11 - Ipswich @ The Swan
4/12 - London @ Ginglik
4/13 - Scarborough @ Sigma
4/14 - Manchester @ Twisted
4/15 - Leeds @ Sedgewick Avenue

And if you haven't already, make sure to download my latest EP, Wellstone for free here: http://www.djbooth.net/index/mixtapes/entry/soul-khan-wellstone-ep .

Peace & Respect,

Soul Khan

Event - Stereo Boyz & Mr Complex Live in NYC / April 12th


Event - Stereo Boyz & Mr Complex Live in NYC / April 12th

Courtesy Wanja Lange.

Midwest Neighbors Tour 2012
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery, New York, NY 10012-2802

April 12th 2012 - 10pm - 2am
All Ages - $12

Line up:

Stereo Boyz (Detroit, MI)
with
Mr. Complex (NYC)
Jesse West
Frank Lacy
Deca
Marvalous

Back from their three-month Europe tour, the Stereo Boyz (Detroit) are well prepared for the "Midwest Neighbors Tour", which will take them from their hometown across the midwest throughout March & April 2012. Rocking stages, recording and networking all over Europe added to their 10 years of performance and recording experience. Mixo and Mic Audio are no rookies to the game and their stage presence always wins both fans and critics over. Their EP "Live from the Ghettoblaster" with singles "Circus Act" and "Robots & Miniskirts" has gotten praise from listeners worldwide and after laying down the groundwork they are now ready to take the Midwest by storm. Following the overwhelming requests of fans in New York to see them perform live, the Stereo Boyz want you to become part of the movement, let them rock your stage!

MP3: 6Fingers X Topkat (f/ Del & Exile) @BeatrockMusic


MP3: 6Fingers X Topkat (f/ Del The Funky Homosapien & Exile)

Courtesy Beatrock Music.

Beatrock Music is proud to present the first official Beatrock release from new fam member 6Fingers! "Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't" comes from the upcoming 6Fingers X Topkat album, entitled Mercury Retrograde. The track features features Hip Hop legends Del The Funky Homosapien and Exile.

Download the Street and Radio versions below or stream the track on Soundcloud.

Mediafire Direct Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?yppy2thxh2tjxq2 .
Soundcloud Link: http://snd.sc/HtPYvs .


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