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Video: Kat Graham, Keke Palmer, Laura Prepon @iamQuddus

Video: Kat Graham, Keke Palmer, Laura Prepon @ The Q Side

Courtesy @iamQuddus.

Check out the NEWEST episode of veteran TV host Quddus’ (ABC’s “Duets,” MTV’s TRL) THE Q SIDE featuring some of the most talented actresses who are transitioning into the world of music! Quddus gets a fashion makeover from KAT GRAHAM (The Vampire Diaries), picks up some DJ tips from LAURA PREPON (That 70’s Show) and chats with KEKE PALMER (Akeelah and the Bee) about her first mix-tape!

Video: Substance Abuse - "West Los" (@BallinPR)

Video: Substance Abuse - "West Los"

Courtesy Ballin PR.

Los Angeles hip-hop duo Substance Abuse return to hip-hop with their sophomore LP, Background Music. Consisting of emcee Eso Tre and Subz, Substance Abuse pull no punches on their latest offering: The 18 track collection is a hard-hitting, funky rap album that feels distinctly LA. The LP features MC Eiht, Tash of Alkaholiks, Percee P, Max Julien (The Mack), Sadat X of Brand Nubian, Myka 9, and KRS-One.

@GoNaledgeGo "Project Blowed" f/ Buckshot (@MacMediaPromo)

Audio: Naledge "Project Blowed" f/ Buckshot

Courtesy Matt B.

Music from Naledge of Kidz in the Hall’s second solo effort, Chicago Picasso 2, out digitally Nov. 6th on Brainiac Society/Duck Down Music. Produced by Picnictyme.

@MadChild57 From Swollen Members Announces Dope Sick Tour

Madchild From Swollen Members Announces Dope Sick Headlining Tour

Courtesy Kerosene Media.

Madchild from hip-hop group Swollen Members continues to ride a wave of success with his debut solo album "Dope Sick", as the album debuted on the Canadian Billboard Charts at #3 and he just completed a sold-out Canadian tour with Kansas City rap mogul Tech N9ne. Madchild has announced the dates for his upcoming 'Dope Sick' headlining tour alongside Shadyville DJ Dow Jones and Vancouver hip-hop act Ghost.

"The tour I just wrapped up with Tech N9ne was one of the best tours I've ever done. Every show was sold out and fan reaction to my new solo album from the fans was insane," said Madchild. "We're excited to get back out on the road on this headlining tour and perform a whole new set including tracks from 'Dope Sick' that I've never performed live before."

In related news, Swollen Members' new studio album “Dagger Mouth” continues to build momentum a year after the album's release. Madchild, Prevail and Rob The Viking of Vancouver’s Swollen Members came out victorious at this year's Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMA) in the "Rap/Hip-Hop Recording of the Year" category. The win comes hot on the heels of the group being nominated for a Juno Award, which are the Canadian equivalent of a Grammy award, earlier this year. "Dagger Mouth" is available online at .

"We are ecstatic to have won the Western Canadian Music Award for 'Dagger Mouth' as Best Rap Recording. Winning this award and being nominated for a Juno this year reaffirms what we had believed all along, that we created a classic record," added Prevail from Swollen Members. "The whole Swollen Members crew has been in work mode putting the finishing touches on our new record. Shout out to all our people, thank you for blessing us with your ongoing support."

Swollen Members are currently writing and recording their new studio album "Beautiful Death Machine" for release in early 2013.


OCT 26 - Langley, BC - Troubadour Nightclub
OCT 31 - Nanaimo, BC - Spice Lounge
NOV 01 - Port Alberni, BC -Argyle Show Room
NOV 02 - Victoria, BC - Sugar Nightclub
NOV 03 - Pemberton, BC - Pemberton Hotel
NOV 07 - Parksville, BC - Rod n Gun
NOV 08 - Whistler, BC - Moe Joe’s Nightclub
NOV 09 - Williams Lake, BC - Overlander Hotel
NOV 10 - Vernon, BC - Monashees Bar
NOV 14 - Edmonton, AB - Union Hall
NOV 15 - Red Deer, AB - The Club
NOV 16 - Calgary, AB - The HUB
NOV 17 - Lethbridge, AB - Studio 54
NOV 19 - Regina, SK - Hip Hop SK8 Shop
NOV 22 - Brandon, MB - Pioneer Lounge
NOV 23 - Winnipeg, MB - Pulse Nightclub
NOV 24 - Thunderbay, ON - Crocks Nightclub
NOV 27 - Peterborough, ON - Club 172
NOV 28 - Oshawa, ON - Marquee Nightclub
NOV 29 - Toronto, ON - Rockpile Nightclub
NOV 30 - Toronto, ON - Rockpile Nightclub
DEC 01 - Windsor, ON - Silvers Lounge
DEC 02 - London, ON - Beef Baron
Video: P.SO the Earth Tone King (@itsPSOnow)

Video: P.SO the Earth Tone King

Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.

In this intimate video moment, P.SO The Earth Tone King breaks down the meaning behind his artwork for The Gateway to Greatness album. You can find the original artwork below, as well as P.SO's recent single "So Enormous", which was produced by The Other Guys with cuts from DJ Getlive.

Audio: Styles Of Beyond "Radio Clash" (@StylesOfBeyond1 @MacMediaPromo)

Audio: Styles Of Beyond "Radio Clash"

Courtesy Matt B.

Los Angeles hip-hop heroes, Styles of Beyond, return to bring you their long awaited third album entitled "Reseda Beach" which will be released on 10-23-2012 via Dirty Version Records and its executive produced by Linkin Park/Fort Minor’s Mike Shinoda.

The first leak from the project made you say "Damn," as SOB linked up with Grammy-Award winner Michael Buble', the second leak, “The Pirate Song,” (produced by Vin Skully & Apathy) from the project was an ode to the adult beverage.

With the third leak from the project the group has included a track from the bonus disc of their upcoming “Reseda Beach” LP entitled “Radio Clash” (produced by the group’s own Vin Skully).

Download link to Styles Of Beyond “Radio Clash” (produced by Vin Skully): .
Video: Divinity Roxx "Get Here" (@diviroxx)

Video: Divinity Roxx "Get Here"

Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.

Today multi-talented musician Divinity Roxx is setting off her upcoming EP The Roxx Boxx Experience with the passionate video for "Get Here"! The visual was voted 'Best Music Video 2012' at the The California International Shorts Festival, and 'Official Selection' at the Moondance Film Festival.

Video: @PharoaheMonch Speaks on His Class Clown Days

Video: Pharoahe Monch Speaks on His Class Clown Days

Courtesy IDCN.

Pharoahe Monch (@PharoaheMonch) sat down with I Don't Camouflage to share his class clown days in high school, how he is a different person on stage, his passion towards stage performance and more. In addition, he shares his thought behind his upcoming album PTSD dropping this fall.

@PlanetPremRock New Single and Tom Waits Tribute (@Halo203)

PremRock New Single and Tom Waits Tribute Album

Courtesy PR.

PremRock is proud to announce the release of "Step Right Up" produced by: Yuri Beats as the first single off of the NYC based artist's upcoming conceptual project “Mark’s Wild Years.” The album is a deep examination into the catalog of Tom Waits, one of music’s most uncompromising and boldly talented artists, seen through a hip-hop re-telling fashioned by Prem's signature sound.

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Far from a traditional “cover album” the project exhumes some of Waits’ most moving works by either sampling or re-creating musically a re-interpretation of the original work. Prem’s lyrics adhere to the concept of the original record drawing inspiration while crafting his own style on top. Easily one of the boldest concepts of the year, PremRock hopes to turn on a new fan base to the music of his favorite living artist, while creating another album that stands on it’s own in his catalog.

Featuring production from frequent collaborator Willie Green (billy woods, Open Mike Eagle), Brooklyn’s buzz worthy Steel Tipped Dove (Kool AD, Big Baby Ghandi), NYC’s Yuri Beats (Chiddy Bang, Mr. Muthafuckin Exquire.) and even contributions from overseas producers, Mr. Simmonds (UK) and Talpas (CZ. Rep.). The album draws from a diverse pool of talent, each of which add their individual flair to the project.

Covering topics which range from Consumerism, to religion, to boozey rail-road trips to even holiday greetings from foreign prostitutes. Everything from the subject matter to the basis of the project promises to be one of the most interesting of the year. Also accompanying the release will be a three week, 13 city tour with Philadelphia MC, Has-Lo & CT and Fake Four representative DJ Halo.
Video: Rob Fresh - @FollowMyFresh (Episode 2)

Video: Rob Fresh - Follow My Fresh (Episode 2)

Courtesy RF.

Rob Fresh releases the second episode of Follow My Fresh. Catch up with Fresh as he previews his new project, hits the ball court, then tear down the club. This that life.......

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