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MICKEY AVALON: Loaded Pre-Order + "More Junk" Video

MICKEY AVALON: Loaded Pre-Order + "More Junk" Video

Courtesy 'Stache Media.

Mickey Avalon is gearing up to unleash his new album, Loaded, on April 24th via Suburban Noize Records. Loaded is the soundtrack to one the most debaucherous tales of rock 'n' roll. Filled with excess and exploding with sexual energy, Avalon's music embraces decadence and celebrates hedonistic glory. Mickey Avalon simply appeals to the voyeuristic side of all of us that want to indulge; let loose and get Loaded.

You can pre-order Loaded on CD from Newbury Comics and receive a limited autographed booklet with your purchase. Additionally, iTunes is offering an exclusive track with pre-orders, titled "When Avalon Comes."

There have been multiple versions of the video released for the latest single, "More Junk." View the clean version on Youtube, while the explicit (very) NSFW uncut version can be seen here.

Mickey Avalon
"More Junk" Clean Video

"More Junk" X-rated Version 

Mickey Avalon will celebrate the release of his new album on April 24th with special performance at the Key Club in Hollywood, CA, and all fans in attendance will receive a free copy of Loaded. Tickets can be purchased online at See below for a full list of spring tour dates.

Mickey Avalon Tour Dates:

Mar 31 - Las Vegas, NV @ Desert Breeze Skate Park (Extreme Thing 2012)

Apr 24 - Hollywood, CA @ Key Club

Apr 25 - Austin, TX @ Beauty Ballroom

Apr 26 - San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live

Apr 27 - Dallas, TX @ Trees

Apr 28 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

Apr 30 - Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall

May 01 - Orlando, FL @ The Social

May 02 - Jacksonville, FL @ Free Bird Live

May 03 - Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum

May 04 - Atlanta @ Masquerade

May 05 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall

May 06 - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva

May 08 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel

May 09 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East

May 10 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre

May 11 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft at The Chance

May 17 - Newcastle, Australia @ Fanny's (w/ Kid Mac)

May 18 - Sydney, Australia @ Hifi (w/ Kid Mac)

May 19 - Gold Coast, Australia @ Coolangatta Hotel (w/ Kid Mac)

May 25 - Melbourne, Australia @ Corner Hotel (w/ Kid Mac)

May 26 - Perth, Australia @ Rosemount Hotel (w/ Kid Mac)

Video: Kool Keith - "New York" Remix Ft. Agallah Don Bishop

MP3/Video: Kool Keith - "New York" Remix Ft. Agallah Don Bishop & NYM

Courtesy Audible Treats.

(Brooklyn, NY) Kool Keith is excited to announce that his forthcoming album, Love & Danger, will be released June 5th via Junkadelic Music, with worldwide distribution via Fat Beats. To celebrate the announcement, the Bronx native and founding member of Ultramagnetic MCs, is releasing a remix of the album's lead single "New York," now featuring Agallah Don Bishop and NYM.

A true legend, Kool Keith has a career that spans nearly three decades. In 1984, he started the Ultramagnetic MCs with Ced Gee, TR Love and Moe Love. The group was known for its off-the-wall sampling techniques and left field lyrics. Both were traits Keith took with him when he launched his solo career in 1995, under the moniker Dr. Octagon, one of the numerous alter egos fans of his work have grown to love.

Kool Keith's new album, Love & Danger, which is produced entirely by DJ Junkaz Lou, allowed Keith to experiment with his talents even further, and also to display a wide range of emotions. "The Love & Danger album was a chance for me to be myself and do different things," explains Keith. "It was me going through all kinds of temperatures - my highest of coldness to my highest of hotness, which is a lot like love and danger."

With his desire to display emotion, Keith's approach to artistic progression has shifted; he's more focused on the lateral progression that comes with experimentation than he is with trying to trump his previous efforts. "I've been at my highest peak of recording for the last 10 years," remarks Keith, "I never got better at rap, because I was always better in rap, regardless."

That excellence appears throughout Love & Danger's 15 tracks. "New York," finds Keith paying homage to the city that made him. Elsewhere, "The Game Is Free," features a guest verse from Megabone, and examines the idea of privacy in a society driven by ever-present media. Other songs on the album include features from Keith Murray, and more, while album's closing track, "Goodbye Rap," is Kool Keith's sign-off to the game he has been a major part of for a very long time. "This is probably my last project," announces Keith, "You just got the last of the vocals of me. I'm quitting the game. Goodbye, rap."

Download "New York" (Remix) Ft. Agallah Don Bishop & NYM here: .

Video: DMVJams Top 10 Countdown Episode 5

Video: DMVJams Top 10 Countdown Episode 5

Uploaded by menhefen on Mar 26, 2012


Breaking Beyond: Vol. 8 - Thermal Soundwaves Freestyle

Video: Breaking Beyond: Vol. 8 - Thermal Soundwaves Freestyle

Courtesy Beyond Belief.

In Volume 8, Beyond Belief spits a live freestyle for Thermal Soundwaves on WHCR 90.3 in Harlem, NYC, over the classic Eminem/Royce track, "Scary Movies."

Video: Matt Blaque - "Alcohol Insane"

Video: Matt Blaque - "Alcohol Insane"

Courtesy Jackie O.

Ever been to the 'Blaque' side of Oakland? If not, check out Matt Blaque new video, for "Alcohol Insane," directed by Chris Morocco for Movements In Media. In the video, Matt Blaque takes you into an Oakland nightlife setting that can only be described as "otherworldly." Be sure not to sip as you watch.

MP3: Trae Tha Truth f/ T.I. - "Let It Go (Freestyle)"

MP3: Trae Tha Truth f/ T.I. - "Let It Go (Freestyle)"

Courtesy BF Blasts.

Trae the Truth ft T.I.

Let It Go (Freestyle)


MP3: Vick2Hot - "This Me Right Here"

MP3: Vick2Hot - "This Me Right Here"

Courtesy M3W.

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Audio: Stretch Money - "Thoughts From My Ashtray" @LucasJayz

Audio: Stretch Money - "Thoughts From My Ashtray" (prod. Nick Speed)

Courtesy DM360.

In promotion of Stretch Money's forthcoming LP, 25 Miles Per Hour, produced entirely by G-Unit affiliate beatsmith Nick Speed, the Detroit spitter let's loose "Thoughts In My Ashtray." This non-album cut, which barrow's from Kool & The Gang's "Summer Madness" ("Summertime", DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince), gives a taste of things to come as Stretch and Speed get set for the April 24th release of25 Miles Per Hour...stay tuned.

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MP3: Tae Bae Bae - "Real Niggas"

MP3: Tae Bae Bae - "Real Niggas"

Courtesy Got Music South.

"Real Niggas"

Produced by Sonny Digital

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MP3: Ziggy Black - "Jalapeno Cheetos"

MP3: Ziggy Black - "Jalapeno Cheetos"

Courtesy DJ Ykcor.

Put your windows down, lean back, turn up the bass, and drive slow... 'Cause here's a song that will definitely compliment the nice weather we've been experiencing across the country. "Jalapeno Cheetos" is a smooth layed back, bass bumping, piano sampled song from DV's own Ziggy Black. With this being the first song released under her new moniker, Ziggy Black teamed up with power houses (producer Super Star-O and engineer Zechariah Wise of Depth Charge Studios), to create this masterpiece.

Explaining why she decided to pick up a microphone seems to be the underlying synopsis of the tune, "I want to put Prince Georges County, MD on the map" says a determined Ziggy Black, "I don't feel like there's a female rapper, or any rapper for that matter, representing this area to the fullest right now... So I'm stepping up and volunteering for the role". This is just one of many songs Ziggy plans to release and she promises "a creative never before heard twist" to all her future songs to come. Enjoy...

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