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Video: Mpulse - "Had a Dollar" (@RRMpulse)


Video: Mpulse - "Had a Dollar"

Courtesy Austin M.

"Had A Dollar", the second single for Mpulse's forthcoming project 'Sofa Gun: The Sequel' (Hosted by Don Cannon) and fully produced by Keef Boyd, mixes the old saying "I wish I had a dollar..." with the struggles of being a rap artist on the rise.

Audio: Lotta - "OverFlow" (@Lotta910 @RealMcLov)


Audio: Lotta - "OverFlow"

Courtesy McLov.

Fayetteville, NC rapper Lotta decides to release his rendition of Jae Millz' "Palm Trees, Sunshine, & The Sand"; produced by Cashous Clay. Lotta is currently working on his forthcoming EP, which is slated to be released before the end of second quarter.

Video: @CurlyCastro - "Cocaine Blues" (@ManBitesDogRecs)


Video: Curly Castro - "Cocaine Blues"

Courtesy Audible Treats.

Philadelphia-based rapper Curly Castro released his debut album FIDEL on Man Bites Dog Records last month and with footage from the record release party at Kung Fu Necktie, he made this live video for "Cocaine Blues." It's a creative re-imagining of the Johnny Cash classic- updated and adjusted to reflect current times with Curly as the central figure.

Video: Jet Life f/ @Real_TradeMark @Young_Roddy "Welcome"


Video: Jet Life f/ Trademark Da Skydiver & Young Roddy "Welcome"

Courtesy Matt B.

The Jet Life crew serves up sleek new visuals for "Welcome," the Cookin Soul produced single from Jet World Order 2. Trademark Da Skydiver and Young Roddy command the fleet for the Jets as they share a luxurious NYC telly with a squadron of gorgeous women in this video, directed and edited by GRVTY. Since the release of Jet World Order 2, Trade and Roddy have wasted no time as they continue to elevate their craft. Roddy's Good Sense 2 mixtape is on the horizon, while Trademark Da Skydiver plans the commercial release of Flamingo Barnes for this summer.

@RAtheRuggedMan @Talib@Kweli "Legends Never Die" (@GreenHipHop)


R.A. the Rugged Man f/ Talib Kweli - "Legends Never Die" (prod. Mr. Green)

Courtesy Green Hip Hop.

SONG "Learn Truth" by Ra the Rugged Man and Talib Kweli from the RA album "Legends Never Die" dropping April 30th 2013 on Nature Sounds.

Jakob22 New Album The Fang 22:21 (@deathchamberz)


Jakob22 New Album The Fang 22:21

Courtesy DC.

Jakob22 continues on the journey through his nightmares and dreams. Winding together horrocore fiction stories with reality laced lyricism over hardcore hip hop beats. Majority of the production was done with German producer Mittenburg, but also includes production from Quebec producer Beatahoe world wide team Carpe Central Productions and Mir the Bloody.

http://www.jakob22.com/?page_id=22
@JenkyJenks @BeatsBaby: Soul Beautiful Vinyl Campaign


Spectac & Amiri: Soul Beautiful Vinyl Campaign

Courtesy HiPNOTT Records.

Inspired by the soulful sounds of the 60s and 70s, Soul Beautiful is comprised of 12 tracks containing the classic, fresh throwback sound of producer Amiri, and the vivid, poetic storytelling style of Spectac.

his new album is our finest work to date, but releasing the album on mp3 and compact disc is not enough. This album was meant to be heard on vinyl… and that’s where we need your help.

PledgeMusic allows us to engage you in the process of manufacturing our new album Soul Beautiful on the very format it deserves. It all begins with you making a PLEDGE….

The new album, as well as our past albums, are available on CD as well as a limited edition 12×12 poster of the new album artwork. Every single one of you who pledge will receive an mp3 download of the new album as well. Even more, throughout the course of the campaign, we’ll be giving you access to exclusive music and videos.

So please help us reach our goal and spread our music as wide as we possibly can. Thank you for your support.

Get a glimpse of the new album now with the Internet single "This, That, & Tha 3rd".

Video: The 1st Ever "@Pharrell Williams vs. @Nardwuar" (@i_am_OTHER)


Video: The 1st Ever "Pharrell Williams vs. Nardwuar"

Courtesy Rebecca N.

Pharrell turns the table on legendary music journalist Nardwuar the Human Serviette with the first ever Pharrell Williams vs. Nardwuar pulling out all the stops and ALMOST leaving Nardwuar speechless. They sing, rap, talk about Nardwuar's mysterious past, and Pharrell gives Nardwuar a tutorial on how to properly pronounce the term "ho" like a rapper. Check it out on i am OTHER now!

Rising Star: @SonnieCarson SXSW 2013 VLOG (@SteveRaze)


Rising Star: Sonnie Carson SXSW 2013 VLOG

Courtesy Steve Raze.

Sonnie Carson brings his New York Talents down to Texas for the annual SXSW Music Festival, Recently coming off his latest music video airing on MTV JAMS " FEET ON THE GROUND " Feat Killer Mike, Sonnie performed numerous shows and bump shoulder with great artist such as, Snoop Dogg, Sway, Yo Gotti, Akon, Buckwild, Kidd Kidd, Styles P, Kid Capri, Fred The God Son, and many more.

News: @RocMarci Named A&R Director of @ManBitesDogRecs


News: Roc Marciano Named VP And Director Of A&R Of Man Bites Dog Records

Courtesy Audible Treats.

(April 2nd, 2013 - New York, NY) Man Bites Dog Records is excited to announce that rapper Roc Marciano will join the label in the role of Vice President and Director of A&R. The partnership brings together one of rap's most respected independent artists with a label renowned as a driving force behind quality independent music.

Over the past several years, Man Bites Dog Records, headed by label founder R.M.L., has established a dominant presence in the music world, serving as a springboard for some of the most talented artists in independent hip-hop, with releases from Killah Priest, Vast Aire, Copywrite, Double A.B., and more. That string of notable releases has continued over the past 12 months, including albums from Stu Bangas & Vanderslice, MHz Legacy, and others. This spring's offerings will include an EP, Horsepower, from Eddie B. & Harry Fraud, Illogic & Blockhead's collaborative LP, Capture The Sun, and break-out rapper Hayze's The Smoker's Section mixtape. But perhaps most vitally, Man Bites Dog Records will release Roc Marciano's next project, Marci Beaucoup.

"I know fans are really excited about that project," says R.M.L. about Marci Beaucoup, "and for good reason, too. What I've heard so far is next level." In his new role, Marciano, who has guested on a number of previous Man Bites Dog albums, will also continue to be featured on label releases. "You can count on some very dope guest spots from Roc on some of our newer projects coming out," says R.M.L.

While there's plenty to be excited about for fans anticipating new music from Marciano, this partnership is as much about what Marciano can offer in the board room as in the vocal booth. "I think having Roc as an owner and an adviser to the label is a smart investment for both brands," explains R.M.L. "He is very savvy with how he brands himself, and that's something we can really learn from."

Marciano will take on a variety of leadership responsibilities in his new role with Man Bites Dog Records, including signing new talent, offering repertoire and marketing insight, and offering his input throughout the label’s production process. "He brings an ear for music to the table and I think that makes him an amazing judge of talent," says R.M.L. "He knows what it takes to make classic material."

More info on Man Bites Dog Records can be found on the label's newly launched website: http://www.manbitesdogrecords.com .

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