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Free Download: V!RTU - "I Work Harder Than You"

From V!RTU:

Free Download: V!RTU - "I Work Harder Than You" (Mixed by DJ Flash of JUSTUS LEAGUE)

01. Work Harder (Intro)
02. Alladat
03. Potatoes & Meat
04. Summertime (Featuring Macsen Apollo & Remo the Conscious)
05. Freshen Up
06. Certified Swag (Featuring Anderson Ray)
07. Here She Comes (Featuring Fontaine)
08. Stole My Heart
09. Gettin' It In (Featuring My-G)
10. Thank You for Asking
11. I Speak Clearly
12. Everytime (Featuring A-Loc)
13. Whateva U Like (Featuring SkyBlew & Chris Sutton & FelliDale)
14. Lies
15. Hotcake House (Featuring Saint Jasin)
16. Life of Dreams (Featuring BK & Doc Vaporz & MaddHadda)
17. Mixed Drinks
18. Wiggle
19. Doper Than That (Featuring Saint Jasin)
20. Gangsta Wit
21. Chit Chat (Featuring Dirty Birdy)
22. Work Harder (Outro)

Video: YC - "Racks (Remix)" f/ Ace Hood, B.o.B., Nelly & More

From Nancy B:

Video: YC - "Racks (Remix)" f/ Ace Hood, B.o.B., Nelly & More

MP3: Carl Henry f/ Vado - "All That I Know"

From BF Blasts:

MP3: Carl Henry f/ Vado - "All That I Know"

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Video: Parable x Miami Beat Wave x Guilletine - "Mistakes"

From Semp Rok:

Video: Parable x Miami Beat Wave x Guilletine - "Mistakes"

Video: Maino - "About That Life"

From Chris @ E1 Music:

Video: Maino - "About That Life"

PR: DMG x !llmind Presents - The "Destiny" Remix Challenge

From Matt @ Coalmine:

DMG x !llmind Presents - The "Destiny" Remix Challenge

Calling all producers!! Diamond Music Group has paired up with b.l.a.p. frontman !llmind & the NY based boutique tee-shirt brand Classic Material NY for The "Destiny" Remix Challenge. The remix is for the Illmind produced single, "Destiny" off Moke & Tone's recently release Shot Heard Round The World LP, which is now available. The producer with the winning remix receives limited edition tee-shirts courtesy of the good folks at Get started now by downloading the audio files and rules/itinerary document. If any producers experience difficulty in downloading or unzipping the files, please send an email to coalminerecords [@] and they will attempt to resolve your issue. All remixes are due no later than Monday, July 19th, good luck!!

DOWNLOAD | Audio Files & Rules/Itinerary:
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Video: JNaturaL f/ Medusa - "They Want Sex (Remix)"

From Ballin' PR:

Video: JNaturaL f/ Medusa - "They Want Sex (Remix)"

Video: Kottonmouth Kings f/ Chris Webby - "Boom Clap Sound Remix"

From Chris @ E1:

Video: Kottonmouth Kings f/ Chris Webby - "Boom Clap Sound Remix"

MP3: Kreayshawn - "Rich Whores"

From Audible Treats:

MP3: Kreayshawn - "Rich Whores"

New Song Accompanied By Tour Updates, Announcement of Red Hot Chili Peppers Collaboration

The Song: "Rich Whores": .

Riding the success of her single "Gucci Gucci," Kreayshawn has announced that she'll be and directing Red Hot Chili Peppers' music video for "The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie" from their forthcoming album I'm With You. Kreayshawn has also announced dates for her upcoming mini-tour this August, which includes headlining dates in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, along with a performance at the POPPED! Music Festival in Philadelphia on September 24th. Tickets for the tour, along with limited edition city-specifc t-shirt packages, can be purchased now at Amidst all of these latest developments, Kreayshawn has released a new song, "Rich Whores."

Leaked last week exclusively through her website as a thank you to fans, "Rich Whores" shines a spotlight on girls who, despite having money, shop at thrift stores. "When you go to fashion school in LA and San Francisco, there's a lifestyle that rubs off on you," says Kreayshawn. "I wanted to make a jam for all those girls, who sniff hella powder, shop at thrift stores and get the party crackin'."

Atop trunk rattling bass, fuzzy blips, and pizzicato violin loops, Kreayshawn shout-outs everyone from pop icons The Spice Girls to Southern rap staple Gucci Mane. With a slow and steady pace, Kreayshawn playfully pokes fun at her targets with lyrics like "What up, bitch, I heard you to to FIDM / What up bitch, I see you dancing with no rhythm, " and "Her boyfriend's in an indie band and has a mustache / The music's fucking lame, he's looking like a muskrat." Despite the cheeky jabs, Kreayshawn's confident that all types of girls will dig it. "Girls can relate, they know who I'm talking about," she says, adding, "and the girls who I'm talking about will like it just as much.

Kreayshawn's Summer 2011 Tour Dates:

8/18 NYC @ Highline Ballroom
8/19 Chicago @ The Bottom Lounge
8/25 San Francisco @ Slim's
8/27 Los Angeles @ The Roxy
9/24 Philadelphia @ POPPED! Music Festival

To purchase tix and city-specific T-shirt bundles visit: .

"Gucci Gucci" on iTunes here: .

"Gucci Gucci" on Amazon here: .

"Rich Whores": .

San Francisco Rap Artist Sellassie Speaks On the Word "N#gga"

From Gina Gallo:

San Francisco Rap Artist Sellassie Speaks On the Word "N#gga"

Sellassie speaks on the word "N#gga" and it's use by Non-Blacks and Blacks in America.

Socio-political Rap Artist, Activist and Entrepreneur Sellassie is no stranger to controversy.   As a lyric from his previous record, I'm Tryin' To Make A Livn' Not A Killin' states; "I disturb to increase the peace."  He can be seen at most anti-war rallys, youth empowerment events and on the front line in police brutality issues.  This artist cares about his community and speaks from the heart with his music and thru his movement.   In response of the current state of rap music and pop culture, Sellassie felt compelled to share with the world his stance on the use of the word "N#gga" and its use by non-blacks and blacks in America.

About Sellassie:

San Francisco Revolutionary Poet and Activist Sellassie has carved his niche as a leading progressive voice in San Francisco Bay Area Hip Hop.  With an acclaimed and award-winning debut release, I'm Tryin' to Make a Livin' Not a Killin' and recent follow-up, Sins of Your Forefathers this upcoming emcee has garnered a street level buzz with a fresh perspective.   Sellassie is proof that there are young black artists that can make music that is creative, street, positive and smart.  He stands firm to his message, has a charismatic presence and is evidence that not every rapper raps negatively, glorifying drugs, guns, women, money or their ego.  He is also the creator and co-producer of the Independent Artist Series, We All We Got + 2Racks Rap Contest.   With over 70 shows on the calendar in the last 2 years in over 15 markets nationwide, the series have distinguished themselves as premier outlets for independent artists.  He is also working with many social, political and youth based initiatives, and is a contributor to various special projects including the film, It Doesn't Cost Nothin' to Dream.


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