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MP3: B.o.B - "So Good"

MP3: B.o.B - "So Good"

Courtesy Swen Brock.

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PR/Video: R.A. The Rugged Man Announces New Album

PR/Video: R.A. The Rugged Man Announces New Album

Courtesy Nature Sounds.


From the infamous nine-record-label bidding war in the beginning of his career to his notorious blackballing from the industry, R.A. The Rugged Man has gone from a mysterious cult figure to a full-blown underground rap superstar, touring the globe,  producing movies, murdering verses alongside hip-hop's biggest names, and drawing praise from peers and critics alike.  Now, he's getting ready to unleash the highly-anticipated official follow-up up to Die, Rugged Man, Die. In this exclusive clip, R.A. reveals the title as Legends Never Die, and speaks on the title's meaning, the album's content, maintaining his legendary status, and more.  Legends Never Die coming soon, stay tuned for more details as they become available.

PR: Governors Ball Music Festival Announces 2012 Lineup

PR: Governors Ball Music Festival Announces 2012 Lineup

Courtesy Chris @ Big Hassle.


- Founders Entertainment is excited to announce the lineup for the 2012 edition of the Governors Ball Music Festival. Expanding to two days in its second year, the festival will take place on June 23rdand 24th, providing attendees with a full weekend's worth of good times and great music spread across two stages with no overlapping sets. Building upon the inaugural year line-up that focused on Dance, Hip Hop, and Electronica, Governors Ball 2012 will also incorporate Indie Rock, Americana, and Pop acts. There will be a distinct vibe to each day, with Saturday mirroring the lineup featured at Governors Ball 2011, and Sunday's bill focusing primarily on the expanded genres. Single and Two Day tickets will be available, as well as VIP packages.

A limited quantity of Pre-Sale tickets for the event will go on sale this Wednesday, February 22nd at 5 am EST via Living Social. A direct link to this pre-sale will be made available on GovBall.com.

General On Sale will begin Friday February 24th at 10 am EST via GovBall.com and feature a limited amount of Advanced Purchase GA tickets.

Full pricing and on-sale breakdown at GovBall.com.

The expansion of Governors Ball in both number of days and variety of performers further establishes the festival as the premier gathering for music fans, not only in New York City, but the entire Northeastern United States. This coming years festival will also be moving to Randall's Island Park, an oasis of green space on the East River, nestled between East Harlem, the South Bronx, and Astoria, Queens. Founders Entertainment is excited about the opportunities presented by the new location including improved venue facilities and expanded transportation options for attendees. In addition to being accessible by bus, foot, bike, car, and cab, the festival will provide shuttle bus service from Williamsburg Brooklyn, and ferry service from Mid-Town Manhattan to and from the festival grounds. The venue will be limited to a capacity of 25,000 per day, creating a unique and intimate festival experience when considering the world-class artists on the bill, and Governors Ball's location within the largest metropolitan area in the United States.

Beyond amazing performances from some of today's premier musicians, Governors Ball 2012 will feature unique art installations throughout the festival from local and international artists. Highly regarded New York City based food trucks and restaurants will be on hand to provide a variety of cuisine options, high-end beer, wine, and spirits. Details on additional festival activities similar to last year's will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

Bucking the prevailing trend of ill fated NYC area music festivals, in its inaugural year Governors Ball was a stunning success, drawing over 20,000 attendees to bask in the sun and take in 12 hours of non stop music from artists including Girl Talk, Pretty Lights, Big Boi, Neon Indian and Empire of the Sun among others. Founders Entertainment looks forward to building upon this success with Governors Ball 2012.

2012 Governors Ball Music Festival Confirmed Artists:

Saturday, June 23rd

Passion Pit (First NYC show in 2 years)

Duck Sauce (feat. A-Trak and Armand Van Helden)


Special Disco Version (James Murphy and Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem)


Major Lazer


Big Gigantic

Penguin Prison

Walk the Moon

Art vs Science


Nobody Beats the Drum

Sunday, June 24th

Beck (First NYC show since 2008)

Modest Mouse

Explosions in the Sky

Devendra Banhart

Cage the Elephant

Built to Spill



Freelance Whales

Alberta Cross

The Jezabels

Turf War

Stay tuned for further Announcements over the coming weeks!

MP3: Cupid f/ J.Dash - "Pop It Girl"

MP3: Cupid f/ J.Dash - "Pop It Girl"

Courtesy BF Blasts.


Video: Murs Promotes "Yumiko: Curse of the Merch Girl"

Video: Murs Promotes "Yumiko: Curse of the Merch Girl"

Courtesy Dunn Deal PR.

From pioneering the independent rap hustle to starting his own festival, Cali emcee Murs has always been a trailblazer. To that end, he proudly presents Yumiko: Curse Of The Merch Girl, a brand new album and graphic novel available exclusively through Kickstarter. The album and novel unite to tell the story of Yumi Morales, a girl living the fabled tour life working the merchandise table for her boyfriend Dominick's band Murder Acts.

The 124-page graphic novel is illustrated by Jose Garcia, written by Josh Blaylock and the ten-song album - whose lyrics are printed in their entirety throughout the novel - is produced entirely by DJ Foundation. Yumiko is available only via the project's Kickstarter page, where a range of different pledge options will get you everything from the novel and CD to exclusive apparel, custom download cards illustrated by David Mack and Jim Mahfood, and a personal thank-you note and Twitter follow from Murs.

Followed by the release of the album and book, an animated music video will officially be unveiled at Murs' party during the Comic-Con convention in San Diego. "Yumiko is hip hop and comics done correctly," says Murs of the project. "Comics have always been a huge inspiration to me. And having the chance to publish my own comic is truly an honor. Working with my partners to create this book was a lot of fun and we are looking forward to making our dream a reality with the help of the fans."

Press Release: Santigold Releases "Disparate Youth"

Santigold Releases "Disparate Youth", Master of My Make Believe Out May 1

Courtesy Aleix @ Girlie Action.

The wait for the Santigold’s album, Master of My Make Believe, is almost over! Today she releases the first official single, “Disparate Youth.” Produced by Santigold and Ricky Blaze, the track is a contemporary rebel song with a new spin on punk & reggae that underscores its message of pushing through all roadblocks and claim “a life worth fighting for.” The track is available on iTunes and you can listen to it here.

Last month Santigold released the video and MP3 for “Big Mouth” to great acclaim. Santi calls out all trash-talkers on “Big Mouth,” with a schoolyard taunt melody backed by an explosive carnival beat that will shake the streets from Bed-Stuy to Baja. The track was produced by Switch and Buraka Som Systema and is available for free download at www.santigold.com. Watch the video here.

MP3: Amir Driver - "I Do This For My City"

MP3: Amir Driver - "I Do This For My City"

Courtesy RMG.

Amir Driver drops off his latest track, I Do It For My City, and he lets you know exactly why he is in this music game. Make sure you check out The S.E.X. Tape coming soon. Powered by Revo Media.

Mediafire:  http://www.mediafire.com/?qjanl5idzzm75a7
Hulkshare:  http://hu.lk/3uec3s7m5p66

Soundcloud:  http://snd.sc/zxSZSz
Video: Blackswiss f/ Bobby Rose - "Let It All Go"

Video: Blackswiss f/ Bobby Rose - "Let It All Go"

Courtesy Wanja Lange.

Artist: Blackswiss
Location: Toronto, Canada
Genre: Hip Hop, Rap

Video: Rap Show w/ Sadat X, Ras Kass, Craig G & Ruste Juxx

Video: Southpaw Final Hip-Hop Show w/ Sadat X, Ras Kass, Craig G & Ruste Juxx

Courtesy J-Ronin.

DJ J-Ronin captured some dope footage for All Elements TV -  a very ill cipher with live hip-hop band Dujeous along with Sadat X of Brand Nubian, Ras Kass, Craig G and Ruste Juxx at the final Hip-Hop show at Southpaw in Brooklyn.  The event was a great night and the venue which was a staple in NYC will be missed!!

Video: Audimatic (Audible Doctor & maticulous) - "Broken Cup"

Video: Audimatic (Audible Doctor & maticulous) - "Broken Cup"

Courtesy Brown Bag AllStars.

"Check out the new video for the first official release by Audimatic (The Audible Doctor & maticulous). "Broken Cup" is the second single off maticulous' "The maticulous EP". Raps by The Audible Doctor, production by maticulous. Video directed by Bludainian Banks.

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