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Video: Ariez Onasis Freestyle Live @ Hot 97


Video: Ariez Onasis Freestyle Live @ Hot 97

Courtesy DICE Music.

"ARIEZ ONASIS - LIVE ON HOT 97 BOSTON WITH DJ JACK FROST."

MP3: Hasan Salaam - "1911"


MP3: Hasan Salaam - "1911"

Courtesy Matt B.

On the heels of releasing two critically acclaimed projects (2008's "Children of God" and 2011's collaborative effort with Rugged N Raw "Mohammed Dangerfield" which featured the well-circulated cut with Immortal Technique "Break Of A Star"), Hasan Salaam returns with a new EP "Music Is My Weapon" (appearances by Steele of Smif N Wessun, Chace Infinite, Reef The Lost Cauze, Eternia and production by Snowgoons) which is scheduled to be released on 12-6-2011; and even loftier goals.

While Hasan already spends a great deal of time doing community outreach (he organizes food and clothing drives in New Jersey every month), he is using his EP to spearhead another cause he is very passionate about and hoping it can help change people's lives--- literally! Hasan will be donating all of the proceeds from the release of "Music Is My Weapon" to the "It Takes A Village" foundation to help aid the building of a school, medical clinic and clean water well in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa in an effort to provide change to a Country that remains one of the poorest and least politically stable in the world (Hasan saw this first hand in 2010 as he became the first U.S. Hip-hop artist to perform in Bissau as he headlined a concert there to promote freedom of speech).

On Monday October 31st, Hasan will release the video for "1911" and we will include more definitive information on the "It Takes A Village" initiative.

DL link to Hasan Salaam's "1911" (produced by Ari Why):  http://hulkshare.com/suzsjdzyloau .

Video: Kile Atwater - "It's All Good" & New EP


Video: Kile Atwater - "It's All Good" & New EP

Courtesy 95Labs.

Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors, is the debut EP by NYC based singer/actor Kile Atwater. Some of you may have know 20 year old Kile from his appearances on How To Make In America and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

As a singer Kile began recording in May 2011 after being contacted by record producer TeV95 who discovered Atwater via a YouTube video of the young singer performing a cover of the Beatles song "Oh Darling". Influenced by a wide of array of musical genres, Kile has quickly developed his artistry and song writing abilities recording a unique sound of pop, dance, and alternative music with an inspirational message.

Download here:

kileatwater.bandcamp.com

PR: Toronto's Keys N Krates Release Blackout EP on 11/7


PR: Toronto's Keys N Krates Release Blackout EP on 11/7

Courtesy Girlie Action.

Toronto's Keys N Krates are known for their electro-hip-hop sound and mix live instrumentation with electronic elements to create both innovative originals and remixes. The band is now gearing up for their first release of original music, the Blackout EP, which will be self-released, and given away for free download on November 7th.

http://www.keysnkrates.com. The first look into the Keys N Krates sound is a Lotus Remix of  “Let It Rain”, one of the standout tracks on the 7-song Blackout EP. Download it HERE for free.

The Toronto based trio has made a name for themselves by relentlessly touring through Canada, America and toured in South East Asia, they’ve played Camp Bisco, Summer Camp, North Coast Festival, Electric Forest and opened an eclectic set of acts, such as Timbaland, Metric, OK Go, Girl Talk, Skrillex, Nas, The Roots, Bassnectar and Pretty Lights.

For a further look at Keys N Krates, check out remixes of Florence and the Machine’s cover “Postcards From Italy” HERE and other signature live remixes are Drake’s “Unforgettable” and Aaliyah’s “One In A Million” can be found on their Soundcloud HERE.

Keys N Krates Tour Dates:
10/26: Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theatre
10/27: Buffalo, NY  @ Town Ballroom
10/28: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Indoors
10/29: Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/30: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
10/31: Knoxville, TN @ The Valarium
11/02: Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
11/03: Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue Theatre
11/04: Madison, WI @ Majestic Live
11/05: Madison, WI @ Majestic Live
11/06: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/08: Bozeman, MT @ Emerson Theatre
11/09: Missoula, MT @ The Top Hat
11/10: Seattle, WA @ The Neptune
11/11: Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
11/12: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/13: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/16: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
11/17: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
11/18: Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
11/19: Phoenix, AZ @ The Compound Grill
12/2: New York, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl

Blackout EP Track Listing:
01. Let It Rain
02. Ring The Alarm
03. Uncle Otis
04. Oh Baby
05. Got A Lot To Learn
06. Luv To Luv You
07. Lucifer

http://www.keysnkrates.com
http://www.facebook.com/keysnkrates
http://www.twitter.com/keysnkrates
http://www.soundcloud.com/keysnkrates

MP3: Big Pooh - "They Say (Legendary RMX) f/ Phife Dawg & T3


MP3: Big Pooh - "They Say (Legendary RMX) f/ Phife Dawg & T3

Courtesy Audible Treats.

Big Pooh has conjured up a whopping new remix with some big names to go along with it. "They Say," the most recent single released from Pooh's upcoming album, Dirty Pretty Things, gets a once-over by producer Focus..., along with some stellar guest verses from two rappers who have spent much of their now legendary careers unjustly overshadowed, namely, Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest and T3 of Slum Village.

"I wanted to do a remix that felt like when Pete Rock or DJ Premier used to remix records, give it a whole new feel," says Big Pooh. "As I was listening to the track and thinking about the message, I reached out to two legends from legendary groups who's contributions and skills may have also been overlooked." With Big Pooh's first verse untouched, the remix moves on to Phife's honest dialogue, sparring with the opinions of music fans who have may doubted his skills as a solo artist. T3, who closes out the track, offers his own scathing bars. For his part, Focus... doesn't disappoint, flipping the Cali-vibe of the original in favor of some classic horn chops of heavy drums, swapping out Choklate's singing in lieu of some sharp scratching that serves to keep things entertaining between verses.

Download "They Say (Legendary Remix)" for free here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Big_Pooh-They_Say_RMX_Ft_Phife_Dawg_And_T3.mp3 .

Video: Esohel - "In the Rain" (prod. J-Rell)


Video: Esohel - "In the Rain" (prod. J-Rell)

Courtesy U Dot Fam.

Artist: Esohel
Song: In The Rain
Produced by: J-Rell
Album: Essential
Label: U Dot Fam

Video: Worst Fails of the Week w/ Young Jack Thriller


Video: Worst Fails of the Week w/ Young Jack Thriller

Courtesy DJ Vlad.

"Jack Thriller reviews some of the funniest fails of the week."

Devo Spice Update - New Song and The Return of Manic Mondays


Devo Spice Update - New Song and The Return of Manic Mondays

Courtesy Devo Spice.

Manic Mondays is a 15-20 minute comedy show that I did from 2005-2009.  It featured 3 comedy songs, News of The Stupid, and whatever other comedy bits I could think of and had time for.  It was posted online late Sunday night so that it was ready for your commute back to work Monday morning.  In September of 2009 I ended the show for various personal reasons.  During my set at Con On The Cob I surprised the crowd by bringing it back.

The first episode of Manic Mondays in over two years went live on October 17th:
http://www.manicmondays.net/mp3/manicmondays0229.mp3

Yesterday’s episode can be downloaded from here:
http://www.manicmondays.net/mp3/manicmondays0230.mp3

New episodes will be posted weekly on Sunday night.  You can listen to all the past episodes and get new ones on the Manic Mondays page on my web site:
http://www.devospice.com/manicmondays.php

Or if you are hip to the whole podcasting thing you can have the episodes delivered to you automatically using this RSS feed:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/manicmondays

Please note that iTunes still lists the old SuddenDeath.org feed which no longer works.  I am trying to contact Apple to fix this but haven’t had any luck yet.  I may have to just submit the new feed and hope they remove the old one.

--== NEW SONG: HOW TO SING ==--
The other thing I did at Con On The Cob during my set was debut a new song.  This song is a parody of “How To Love” by Lil Wayne called “How To Sing.”  It features horrible singing and annoying music, just like the original song, but unlike the original song my version has witty lyrics that actually say something.

This song is now available to listen to and/or download for free at The FuMP:
http://www.thefump.com/fump.php?id=1480

That’s it folks!  Enjoy the new stuff and help me spread the word.

->Later.....Spice

MP3: Lil Scrappy f/ 2 Chainz, Twista - "Helicopter"


MP3: Lil Scrappy f/ 2 Chainz, Twista - "Helicopter"

Courtesy BF Blasts.

(Clean/Dirty/Instru/Acapella) http://www.mediafire.com/?doyumfn7aqchga1 .

Video: Albe Back Release Party @ The Nuyorican Poets Cafe


Video: Albe Back Release Party @ The Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Courtesy PR Dean.

Albe Back Release Party @ The Nuyorican Poets Cafe performing "Downtown" featuring Allen Ritter.


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