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DMX Arrested +AGAIN+ in South Carolina (DUI This Time)

DMX Arrested +AGAIN+ in South Carolina

Courtesy Flash.

Stop me if you've heard this one before. DMX (real name Earl Simmons Jr.) has been arrested for yet another DUI, and coincidentally in South Carolina again, where he was last arrested for driving without a license in February. He was picked up at 3 AM ET this morning and released from Greenville County Detention Center about an hour later at 4 AM - presumably after posting bond. More details to come.
Video: @K_Sinatra7 @OGDutchMaster - "Crystal Children"

Video: Kevin Sinatra f/ OG DutchMaster - "Crystal Children"

Courtesy OGDM.

since 4/20, Og Dutch Master has been in a marijuana coma leaving his name on more of the silent tip, these past few months. Recently VA's own Kevin Sinatra reached out to OG Dutchy to make this new age anthem entitled "Crystal Children" (which is also featured as a bonus on OG's project "Dirty Diamonds" due to release on September 11th.)

@PerfeckStranger @ShaStimuli @PrincePo - "Dreams Pt. 2" (@Daneo10)

Audio: Perfeck Strangers feat. Sha Stimuli & Prince Po - "Dreams Pt. 2"

Courtesy Dan-e-o.

Since the inception of the group, Perfeck Strangers, in 2010, the duo has been working hard at living out their dreams. Currently in the midst of their #DreamsTour, they are realizing them more than ever.

In celebration, Perfeck Strangers are joined by two more of New York's finest in Sha Stimuli and Prince Po (formerly of Organized Konfusion with Pharoahe Monch) to revisit the single that highlights one's quest to live out his dreams.

The original version of "Dreams" appears on Perfeck Strangers' debut album, "Series Premiere" on URBNET Records:

Check out the original "Dreams" music video directed by Andre Rehal here:
DJ @MoNiklz Video MegaMix (@HomeboySandman @MegaRan)

DJ Mo Niklz Video MegaMix

Courtesy Adam B.

Sloppy Seconds has put together a heck of a show for Saturday, August 3rd at Cafe Nine in New Haven, CT. The lineup includes DJ Mo Niklz, Homeboy Sandman, Open Mike Eagle, Ceschi, Mega Ran, Northern Lights, and Old Self.

To promote the show, Mo Niklz decided to do what he does best – cut, scratch, and mix music videos. Check out the MegaMix promo he put together that incorporates clips from the artists performing on the 3rd. It's pretty fantastic.

You can pick up tickets to the show at

Follow DJ Mo Niklz at @MoNiklz
Video: @AstronomicalKid "Don't Test Me" (@DJShadow)

Video: Astro - "Don't Test Me" (prod. DJ Shadow)

Courtesy Chris @ E1.

Watch Astro's new video for the DJ Shadow produced track "Don't Test Me". This is the first video off Astro aka The Astronomical Kid's new mixtape coming this September.

Announcement From Urban Network Digital And Amalgamation Magazine

Announcement From Urban Network Digital And Amalgamation Magazine

Courtesy Urban Network.

"Back to Basics: The Music & Entertainment Summit 2014"

April 24-27, 2014
Four Points by Sheraton
8110 Aero Drive, San Diego, California 92123

Many in the music industry have great memories of the numerous Urban Network Conferences that took place throughout the 90s and first decade of the 2000s. Key producers from those events have recently reunited to bring you, “Back to Basics: The Music & Entertainment Summit 2014.”

The springtime Summit will be held in the San Diego Conference Center of the Four Points by Sheraton, and will place attendees alongside the most experienced and influential executives in R&B/Hip-Hop/Pop, Radio & Mixshow DJs, Social Media, the Digital Realm, Marketing & Branding, Urban Lifestyle, Contemporary Gospel, the Entrepreneurial Arena, and more.

“The Music & Entertainment Summit” guarantees to be one of the most important networking events of the season; attracting both young and seasoned professionals. The Summit will also be an opportunity for recording artists, producers and songwriters to display their talents through various scheduled showcases, affiliated club events, and branding platforms like the Summit mix tape/CDs and conference streaming.
Audio: @UncommonNasa - "Pasta w/ Butter"

Audio: Uncommon Nasa - "Pasta w/ Butter"

Courtesy Uncommon Records.

Uncommon Nasa's LP, The Land of the Way It Is, is almost here! To tide you over today we've dropped a new song from it, produced by Skribe1, called Pasta w/ Butter. You can hear/post it from Bandcamp ( or from Soundcloud.

The LP is Nasa's way of summing up the feeling of being an artist that's eternally kept from the craft. Helping him along with that sentiment are Prince Po, Open Mike Eagle, Elucid, Acid Reign, Subtitle and a host of Uncommon all-stars. There's also production from Willie Green, Lyle Horowitz, Agartha Audio and more!
Video: Patrick P.A.T. Barnett - "Playin' Games" (@goat918 @mental_floss817 @DaPassportPro)

Video: Patrick P.A.T. Barnett - "Playin' Games"

Courtesy Wanja Lange.

Patrick "P.A.T" Barnett is back with his latest music video for his verse on he and fellow Runway Boy Venem's song from their forthcoming album "The Adjustment Bureau" entitled "Playin' Games". The song is about the issues that arise sometimes in relationships between men and women.

Video: Kings of the City - "Grave Digger" (@730Promo)

Video: Kings of the City - "Grave Digger"

Courtesy 730 Promo.

London based collective Kings Of The City release video for brand new track ‘Grave Digger’, to coincide the release of the remastered ‘No Guts No Glory’ Double EP. As a band they exist in the badlands between Blues, Rock and Hip Hop somewhere in the midst of Jake Bugg, Plan B, Oasis and Wretch 32.

Video: Midas Touch - "We Are" (@phoenixdafire)

Video: Midas Touch - "We Are"

Courtesy WPGM.

UK Hip-Hop trio MIDAS TOUCH make their hugely anticipated and long-awaited return to our speakers and TV screens with the very excellent brand new single “We Are” and its accompanying visuals, sponsored by 4649 Worldwide, for our viewing pleasure, with the likes of SoulCulture, GRM Daily, Link Up TV, ILUVLIVE and RESPECT Magazine showing early support.

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