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Announcing Open Affairs Tour & EP w/ @MadDukez & @FreshKils (@DTR45)


Announcing Open Affairs Tour and EP w/ Mad Dukez & Fresh Kils

Courtesy Tony @ DTR45.

After a year packed with hard work, long tours, new music, more hard work, and plenty of short days and long nights, the seduction is back on as Mad Dukez rolls out his new mantra: Open Affairs.

This March, even the babysitter and the mailman will be dying to have a go at the new collection of tunes as Mad Dukez heads out on The Open Affairs Tour. With fresh markets, eagerly awaited return visits, and a week-long SXSW bash, Open Affairs has more plot twists and beats than Fitzgerald could've served up. Fresh Kils will be backing him up on stage with the live MPC skills that made Kils the Canadian production champ, but plenty of friends from coast to coast will also be along for the ride. Relic and B. Durazzo are the tour van family, Premrock and Willie Green will join them after South by Southwest, and fantastic folks like Maker, DJ Rare Groove, Brett Gretzky, Steddy P & DJ Mahf will all be rocking with Dukez at points along the way. The book on this tour has yet to be written -- so check the dates and cities, come on out and have an Open Affair.

THE OPEN AFFAIRS EP (MARCH 26):

Paint the town with a groundbreaking new sound from Mad Dukez & Fresh Kils, inspired by the F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby -- and the accompanying decadence and carousal of the Roaring Twenties. The Open Affairs EP is the dynamic duo's six track precursor to their long awaited record, Gettin' Gatbsy, and centers around an insatiable appetite for social observation, interest and acceptance... and at times going overboard. Tantalizingly tight rhymes, soulfully swinging choruses and hard hitting drums all come together in voluptuous audio indulgence. ...And for those of us who need the hip hop hedonism spelled out, with songs like "Sexspionage", "World Wide" and "Fascination", the Affairs are so Open that Leonardo DiCaprio won't be doing this in a movie any time soon.

The Open Affairs EP is coming March 26. The pre-order is available now for only five dollars at www.maddukez.com and www.dtr45.com.

March 1: Detroit, MI @ Old Miami
March 2: Grand Rapids, MI @ Fulton Street Pub
March 3: Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Music Joint
March 4: Indianapolis, IN @ Sabbatical
March 5: Dayton, OH @ One Eyed Jacks
March 7: Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Tavern
March 8: Columbus, OH @ Carabar
March 9: Peoria, IL @ Shifter's Pub
March 11: Jackson, MS @ Sneeky Beans
March 12: New Orleans, LA @ Dragon's Den
March 14: Austin, TX @ Spider House (SXSW Showcase)
March 15: Austin, TX @ Limerick-Frazier House (SXSW Showcase)
March 20: Johnson City, TN @ Mecca Lounge
March 21: Huntington, WV @ V Club
March 22: Philadelphia, PA @ Legendary Dobbs
March 23: Doylestown, PA @ Mugs
March 24: Providence, RI @ Dusk
March 27: Portland, ME @ The Big Easy
March 28: Brooklyn, NY @ Spike Hill
March 29: Buffalo, NY @ DBGB
March 30: Toronto, ON @ TBA
MP3: @QDaKid "Resurrection" (prod. @JUSTICELeague) @psmirf


MP3: Q Da Kid "Resurrection" (prod. JUSTICE League)

Courtesy Papa Smirf.

Q HAS BEEN QUIET FOR A MIN GEARING UP FOR THE NEW YEAR, NEW MOVES, NEW NAME & NEW MUSIC FOR 2013 SO ITS WAS ONLY RIGHT THAT HE CAME BACK STRONG WITH A NEW JOINT PRODUCED BY JUSTICE LEAGUE THIS ONE IS CALLED "RESURRECTION."

http://www.mediafire.com/?njl9kj21a06mr5m
Video: Original Text - "Crumbs" (@originaltext)


Video: Original Text - "Crumbs"

Courtesy E.M. Theories.

"The story of your life...who the hell cares? Nobody, if the money ain't there" Directed by SyncoPatience, "Crumbs" is the third visual project from Original Text's (Ari Why x Tito Fuerte) debut collaborative EP, The Out Number. "Crumbs" tells a story of the Have's vs. The Have-Not's, Reality vs. Perception and Responsibility vs. Ignorance. Modern life creates a struggle for everyone to receive what they feel they've earned and deserved. A line is drawn between Giver and Receiver...but there are two sides to every story, and sometimes those lines can be blurry and faded.

Trailer to the Documentary DEMOS: An Independent Artist's Guide To Success (@KevinNottingham)


Trailer to the Documentary DEMOS: An Independent Artist's Guide To Success

Courtesy Kevin Nottingham.

DOCUMENTARIAN OFFERS UNPRECEDENTED GUIDE TO INDEPENDENT HIP HOP SUCCESS WITH THE SUPPORT OF SKYZOO, BLACK THOUGHT, TALIB KWELI AND MORE

Video: @DoloTheBandit f/ Shanny - Roach Clips


Video: Dolo The Bandit f/ Shanny - Roach Clips

Courtesy Tom @ No Cure PR.

Hailing from New York, Dolo the Bandit is a testament to the legacy born in the seat of power of the worldwide Hip Hop Kingdom. Hard work and dedication have earned this emcee a place at the table with those shaping the future and ensuring the return to quality Hip Hop for the masses.

Video: Young Reese Dude - "Ventilation" (@937reesedude)


Video: Young Reese Dude - "Ventilation"

Courtesy R.S.

Raysean YoungReeseDude Reese is an hip-hop artist based out of Dayton Ohio. He was also born and raised there. He has been rapping since he was 13 but has been a fan forever. He accredited some of his influences to being jay-z, biggie smalls, tupac, and big daddy Kane.

Audio: Ninety One - Golden Years (@ninetyonemusic)


Audio: Ninety One - Golden Years

Courtesy Bluebottle Records.

We just released our boys Ninety One LP: A Production duo from France releasing their 2nd LP Named Golden Years. Its that oldschool boom bap hip hop that we all love and miss. The album features underground emcees Hydroponikz, The 49ers, Rashid Hadee, Trace Blam, Internal Quest and many more.

Video: @ChrisSkillz - On The Run


Video: Chris Skillz - On The Run

Courtesy Chelsea M.

Chris Skillz. He pays homage to his hometown, Delaware, in his new video "On the Run." He still keeps that intense realness he's known for and speaks on the role hip hop has played in his life. The video was shot and directed by TTLTV. Enjoy this beautifully produced track!

Audio: X.O. - Mr. Porfavorian EP (Mixtape) @Porfavorian


Audio: X.O. - Mr. Porfavorian EP (Mixtape)

Courtesy Xavier O.

After months of delays, San Diego recording artist X.O. has finally released his highly anticipated EP 'Mr. Porfavorian' as seen on ThisSongSlaps.com. His most recent musical achievements include winning the Warner Bros Music Group Showcase. On YouTube his channel has received over 130,000 views on YouTube.

Audio: Ray Lavender - "2 GirlZ" (@darealrayl)


Audio: Ray Lavender - "2 GirlZ"

Courtesy 12 Inch Digital.

Ray Lavender
"2 GirlZ"
COLD SINGLE #1


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