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Video: @DJDrama f/ @2Chainz, @Jeremih, @MeekMill - "My Moment"

Video: DJ Drama f/ 2 Chainz, Jeremih, Meek Mill - "My Moment"

Courtesy Chris @ E1.

Quality Street Music - 10/2.

MP3: @Kevlaar7 & Woodenchainz f/ Styles P & @BronzeNazareth

MP3: Kevlaar 7 & Woodenchainz f/ Styles P & Bronze Nazareth

Courtesy Tom @ No Cure PR.

Kevlaar 7 & Woodenchainz bring us this dope single from their forthcoming album "Sophisticated Movement" featuring Styles P & Bronze Nazareth. This collaboration album drops on September 11th and also features guest appearances from Rain the Quiet Storm, The Wisemen, Shake C & more. Woodenchainz has been providing Kevlaar with great productions for a few years now so it was only a matter of time that they released a full album collaboration, as the chemistry between the duo is immaculate. Fans can cop the album from the bandcamp link below.

Download link for mp3 >> .

Promo Video for album >> .

Album purchase links >> .

Audio & MP3: Mirandom - "We Salute You" (@MegaRan)

Audio & MP3: Mirandom - "We Salute You"

Courtesy Mega Ran.

Mirandom team up once again to release their newest track, We Salute You. Produced and composed by the talented DN3, and samples Gitaroo Man. Shoutout to Dwight Douglas, a great fan of MegaRan's who not only donated to the kickstarter movement, but also suggested the wonderful sample from the Gitaroo Man video game to make this come to life.

@KeroOne Funding for "In All the Wrong Places"

Kero One Funding for "In All the Wrong Places"

There's only 48 hours left on Kickstarter to reach the 5k goal to fund the music video for "In all the Wrong Places" from the album Windmills of the Soul. .

In return for your pledges, there will be all kinds of merchandise including the new unreleased hard cover full color book album of "Color Theory". Click the link above and pledge $5, the cost of 1 beer, if money is tight.

And..The Color Theory Asia tour has been successfully completed! To view some of the pictures from the tour, visit Kero One on instagram @keroone.

We are looking to fill out dates for Europe next so please contact Subotage booking if you are a promoter interested in booking Kero in Europe! .

Video: XO (Diamond District) - "Good Vibes" (@MelloMusicGroup)

Video: XO (of Diamond District) - "Good Vibes"

Courtesy Mello Music Group.

Uptown XO (of Diamond District) is preparing to drop his latest mixtape The Color Grey October 1st.  In anticipation Secret Society & MMG have the new video for the standout track “Good Vibes”. The song sounds exactly like the title: AB The Pro builds the beat around a soothing vibe chord change that XO compliments with unorthodox flow. Mirroring the musical mood, the video's director Blackie T takes us to a late summer barbecue in full effect: savory chicken and hot dogs grillin’, homies chllin’ and playing cards.

Video: @EarlyTheMC - "Timeless" (@HilltopBully)

Video: Early - "Timeless"

Courtesy I Wake Up.

Early is an artist based out of Los Angeles, but originally from the DMV (DC, Maryland, VA).  He believes it doesn't matter where you’re from because people all around the world undergo the same obstacles. "A universal language" is how he describes his music.  In July of 2011, Early released his project ‘The Sunrise’ the first installment to his “I Wake Up” campaign.  The project featured the critically acclaimed single, “Amnesia." Here's our new "Timeless" video!

Video: @CoolNutz "Champagne Toast" & Free LP

Video: Cool Nutz "Champagne Toast" & Free LP

Courtesy Matt B.

Portland, Oregon has never been looked at as a Mecca for Urban music and culture. However, there have always been a few people that have carried that flag proudly.  Not only locally; but globally.

Cool Nutz has been a shining light for the cities under acknowledged Hip-Hop scene. With 7 critically acclaimed solo albums under his belt, Cool Nutz releases his 8th solo album entitled “Portland Ni%#a”.

Direct DL Link to “Portland Ni%#a” LP: .

@TheRealSadistik Canadian Tour w/ @CunninLynguists

Sadistik Canadian Tour w/ CunninLynguists & Free Song

Hey everybody,

It's been a while since I've been in touch, so I wanted to give a quick update on some recent news. The first of which is that I'm very excited to announce my first Canadian tour with my friends from CunninLynguists this November! Please check below to see when we'll be in your area:

CunninLynguists Canadian Tour 2012

11.06 - Victoria @ Club 9one9
11.07 - Vancouver @ Fortune Sound Club
11.08 - Whistler @ Garibaldi Lift Co.
11.09 - Nelson @Spirit Bar
11.10 - Calgary @ Hi Fi Bar (Early Show)
11.11 - TBD
11.12 - Edmonton @ Avenue Theatre
11.13 - Saskatoon @ Louis'
11.14 - Winnipeg @ Pyramid
11.15 - TBD
11.16 - TBD
11.17 - Toronto @ The Opera House
11.18 - TBD
11.19 - Ottawa @ Ritual
11.20 - TBD


A few weeks ago I announced on my that I would be releasing a free songs for the fans. After a small delay, here is the song:

Virginia Woolf .

Since Flowers for My Father is nearly complete, I wanted to make something for the fans as a sign of gratitude for being so patient. This isn’t a song that was cut from a project or anything like that, it was made for the sole purpose of giving it away. I contacted my friend Andreikelos (Equinox Records) and he produced the song for me and my new friend Shawn Coss was kind enough to create this original piece of art to accompany it.

For those of you who aren’t familiar, Virginia Woolf was a very famous writer from the early 1900s who ended up committing suicide by putting rocks in her dress and walking into the ocean. I always thought this was morbidly poetic and I even found myself really inspired after reading the letter she left behind for her husband, so I decided to write a song about it. I really hope you guys like it. Feel free to download it for free and share with your friends. While you're at it, feel free to download the other 7 songs I just put up for free as well. Thanks.

The Latest @DevoSpice Update

The Latest Devo Spice Update

Hey everyone!

Just a quick reminder that if you are interested in pre-ordering the Best of Sudden Death 2 CD compilation and getting the bonus Volume 3 digital download you have two weeks left to place your order.

My Kickstarter campaign ends at 4:00 PM EDT on Friday, September 21st.  To get the digital Volume 3 you just need to pledge at least $15 for the digital copy of the compilation.  Kickstarter is the only way I’m accepting pre-orders and the only way you can get Volume 3 of the compilation, not to mention the t-shirt, USB key, Sudden Death digital discography, or the original painting of the album cover, and more.

On a related note, I am just $95 short of my stretch goal of $3000 which would allow me to turn the area under my basement stairs into a sound booth.  Who wants to be the one to push me over the edge?

To pre-order the new Best of Sudden Death compilation go here:

I am hard at work on the project and so far progress has been slow, but things should pick up soon.

Thanks for the support, everyone!  For up to the minute updates as they happen you can follow me on Twitter at


Video: @CrisCab "Good Girls BTS" w/ @BigSean

Video: Cris Cab "Good Girls BTS" w/ Big Sean

Courtesy Cris Cab.

A few weeks ago, Cris Cab, Big Sean, Wyclef, and director Alex Moors went to Sun Valley California on a record breaking 110 degree scorching day to shoot a video for Good Girls. Check out a first glimpse of the video and how it was made here:

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