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Video: M.I.A. & Shaft D.A. - "Lethal Poison"


From Shaft D.A.:

Video: M.I.A. & Shaft D.A. - "Lethal Poison"

MIXTAPE: RISE, PUFF & GRIND>>   http://www.datpiff.com/Lil-Wayne-Dj-Whiteowl-Dj-Don-P-Rise-Puff-Grind-mixtape.207398.html

1st SINGLE: WHY YOU MAD>>  http://hulkshare.com/6yxqqfuvqrpi

2nd SINGLE: GETTIN TWISTED>>  http://hulkshare.com/pnnx3e1mdnbb
 
     Coming from Brooklyn, New York, emerging Hip-Hop artist Shaft D.A has no other choice but to grind, hustle and go hard or go home. To prove that he is here to stay, Shaft D.A released his fifth and long awaited mixtape "Rise, Puff & Grind", hosted by DJ WhiteOwl and DJ Don P.
PR: DJ Quickie Mart presents "It Just Don't Stop"


From Dunn Deal PR:

DJ Quickie Mart presents "It Just Don't Stop"

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Fresh off a slew of live dates across America, New Orleans-bred, L.A.-based producer/deejay Quickie Mart presents the aptly-named It Just Don't Stop, a free mixtape of some of the underground's most influential tunes, remixed Quickie Mart style. In the last two years alone he has released three volumes of the Haze Diaries mixtape series with rapper Gotham Green, featuring Freddie Gibbs and Planet Asia. Gypsyphonic Disko, his klezmer/New Orleans bounce/hip-hop fusion project with Ben Ellman of Galactic, was included in Nerve.com's Five Albums You Should Be Listening To Right Now, and his Brain Salad Surgery mashup tape was released in late 2009. See below for May tour dates across the country.

Video: Kyle Rapps - "Rent Remix" Feat. KRS-One


From Audible Treats:

Video: Kyle Rapps - "Rent Remix" Feat. KRS-One

As Kyle Rapps continues to celebrate the release of his debut EP, Re-Edutainment, the NJ-born, NY-based emcee is excited to release his second video from the project for the song, "Rent (Remix)" featuring the legendary KRS-One. Fans may remember the original, released back when Kyle was still performing under the moniker Black Skeptik, but this new version of the video provides a darker feel, a perfect pairing with the vibe felt through the song's instrumental and message. "I wanted to remix the original 'Rent' song that I did with KRS-One and add a more serious and dramatic vibe to strike a chord with landlords and tenants worldwide," says Kyle. The video begins in Kyle's dank and dimly lit apartment amidst the hustle and bustle of Harlem streets. Cutting to homeless children on the sidewalk begging for spare change, the video makes a bold statement on the plight of families living in the city struggling to survive. The setting goes even further showing young boys and girls picketing in front of an establishment carrying signs, both in protest and despair, reading, "I Have Kids to Feed" and "Rent is Too Damn High!" In the midst of the shocking images and omnimous overtones in Kyle Rapps' revamped video, his main message is clearly delivered: "Stop raising rent. Know your tenant rights."

Video: Mike Beatz - "Signal"


From Semp Rok:

Video: Mike Beatz - "Signal"

Here is the first video released for Mike Beatz & Adonis' upcoming album  Boom Bap. "Signal" is a solo joint by Mike Beatz , which is produced by Adonis and has him touching on an introspective situation; questioning life. UnkleLuc provides the perfect imagery for this video. Boom Bap the Album will be released next week and features  Guilty Simpson, AZ, Reks, Termonology, Royce Da 5'9" and more.  Much love and respect.

Video: Baby Blue - "Paper Haters Pt. 2"


From 730Promo:

Video: Baby Blue - "Paper Haters Pt. 2"

New video from Baby Blue for her 'Paper Haters Part 2' single featuring J2K, Scrufizzer and produced by Davinche.

Video: Donwill - "Can't Shake It Easy"


From Audible Treats:

Video: Donwill - "Can't Shake It Easy"

Donwill - Shake It Easy from 5846 Films.

The timeless phrase "breaking up is hard to do" is the basis for Donwill's newest video for his song, "Can't Shake It Easy." The fourth visual to come from the Cincinnati-born, Brooklyn-based MC from Tanya Morgan stays true to the concept of his debut solo album, Don Cusack In High Fidelity, which is Donwill's musical interpretation of the cult classic film, High Fidelity. "The album is based on being in a state of perpetual pre-mid-life crisis," says Donwill. "Nothing in life will give you all the answers, but this album will help people find some of the answers they might be looking for."

Donwill explores the personal turmoil and regret of breaking up with his video for "Can't Shake It Easy." Following the release of his optimistic video for "Breathe," he enlisted the talents of Queens-based 5846 Productions to capture what a lonely guy does after leaving his girl. With the chorus questioning "Tell me what I need to take/ Cause maybe I need a drink, or two," Donwill is seen tossing back shots and gulping down Buds to try and numb the pain. But as he realizes in the video, sometimes burning all the depressing memories in an alley way is the only way to cope.

MP3: Killer Mike & Young Jeezy - "Go Out On the Town"


From Rap Star Promo:

MP3: Killer Mike & Young Jeezy - "Go Out On the Town"

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MP3: Kokayi - Chanticleer (Moombahton Remix) Prod. By Cam Jus


From Audible Treats:

MP3: Kokayi - Chanticleer (Moombahton Remix) Prod. By Cam Jus

Burgeoning D.C. Genre Combines Dub-Step, Reggaeton, And More

The Song:

Only a year ago in Washington D.C. DJ Dave Nada slowed down the track "Moombah" by DJ Chuckie & Silva Cuomo to 108 beats per minute. This alteration began to "sound like Reggaeton's weird little cousin," says fellow genre pioneer Cam Jus. Nada slammed the two words, Moombah and Reggaeton, together and a new genre was born. Moombahton, says track producer Cam Jus, is "mid-tempo global bass music for the universe. It's a sonic marriage of electronic dance music (House, Techno, and dubstep) with Latin/Island music." The Cam Just remix for Kokayi's "Chanticleer," one of the most lauded singles from his recent album, Robots & Dinosaurs, incorporates all the elements mentioned. The opening synth part even features 8-bit sounds while the reversed keyboard sets the tone for the remixed track. For Kokayi, a DC native himself who actually first heard about the genre last year while at a hotel in France, branching out into new and innovative genres is key. "Innovation, being the key tenet of hip-hop music, has always inspired," explains Kokayi, "which results in me trying to incorporate new sounds and styles it into what I do, filtered through my own circumstances."

Download Kokayi's "Chanticleer (Cam Jus Remix)" here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Kokayi-Chanticleer_Cam_Jus-Moombahton_RMX.mp3 .

Video: Termanology - "Uncut"


From PR Dean Multimedia:

Video: Termanology - "Uncut"

Video: Les Nubians - "Afrodance"


From Giant Step Press:

Video: Les Nubians - "Afrodance"

Les Nubians - Afrodance from Nice Dissolve.

Les Nubians, consisting of Paris-born sisters Hélène and Célia Faussart, return to the world stage today with the release of their third album, Nü Revolution, via Shanachie Entertainment. The Grammy nominated duo delivers a relentlessly enchanting and energized mix of R&B, hip-hop, African music and other world elements that can be streamed in full at AOL Music and MSN Music.

Les Nubians also premiered a video for the funky dance track “Afrodance” today.  The song celebrates hairstyles as an expression of personal style and cultural identity.


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