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MP3: Young Keno f/ JayAre of Cali Swag - "No Shirts & Tattoos"


From J Melo:

MP3: Young Keno f/ JayAre of Cali Swag District - "No Shirts & Tattoos"

319 Music Group (also home to Cali Swag District) artist Young Keno AKA Mr. 300 releases his official radio/street anthem, "No Shirts & Tattoos". Keno invites label mate JayAre of the popular Cali Swag District to join him on a verse, as well as 211 of CTE on the hook with a Lil Wayne sample.

Artist: Young Keno
Song: No Shirts & Tattoos
Featuring: JayAre of Cali Swag District & 211 of CTE
Sample: Lil Wayne (on the hook)
Label: 319 Music Group

"No Shirts & Tattoos" (feat. JayAre of Cali Swag District & 211 of CTE)

Twitters:
Young Keno - FreshBoyKeno
JayAre - Jayare_CSD
211 - 2Eleven
Miami Beat Wave Presents Slight Modification Remixed


From Semp Rok:

Miami Beat Wave & Perroquet Music Present Slight Modification Remixed

Miami Beat Wave  collaborates with & Perroquet Music to present the  Slight Modification Remixed free download.  This remix edition features music by Dead Prez, SKAM2?, Wrekonize of ¡Mayday!, Davincci, Omniscient of Locos Por Juana, Ag Lyonz, Angel Ocean of Dangerflow, St. LaRok, LMS, Ghostwridah and more.

Download Page: http://bit.ly/j9FNc0

Cover Image: http://bit.ly/kccaso

Chilly Gonzales' Orchestral Rap Album Out Now


From Girlie Action:

Chilly Gonzales' Orchestral Rap Album Out Now

Download “The Unspeakable Chilly Gonzales” Medley MP3 HERE,
and Watch The Hilarious Accompanying Video
HERE!

 
Chilly Gonzales’ new (and world’s first!) orchestral rap album, The Unspeakable Chilly Gonzales, is out today via Canadian tastemaker label Arts & Crafts. If you haven’t checked out the video teaser that Gonz released recently, be sure to take a peek!
 
Today, he brings some “Gonzpiration” to the rap game. Accompanied by Hollywood swells, tympani rolls, noble French horns, hypnotizing bells and influenced by Prokofiev, Morricone and Phillip Glass, this record is Chilly Gonzales’ professional confessional, revealing more of himself on these monologues than ever before. The arrangements found on The Unspeakable Chilly Gonzales were done by his Hollywood-film composing brother Christophe Beck, and take center stage alongside Gonzo’s eccentric personality.
 
After his Guinness World Record and the Locarno film festival prize-winning feature film (and accompany album) Ivory Tower, the single “Never Stop” was chosed by Apple for their iPad ad. Ivory Tower’s inter-planetary video hit “You Can Dance” helped bring the musical genius to the forefront of American culture.

Wu-Tang to Release New Project, "Legendary Weapons"


From Gio @ E1 Music:

Wu-Tang to Release New Project, "Legendary Weapons"

WU-TANG FIRES ANOTHER SHOT FROM THE CHAMBER!

LEGENDARY WEAPONS TO BE RELEASED ON JULY 26TH, 2011

ALBUM FEATURES RZA, GHOSTFACE KILLAH, RAEKWON, METHOD MAN, INSPECTAH DECK, U-GOD AND CAPPADONNA

(New York, NY) – Get ready for an exciting new Wu-Tang project!  LEGENDARY WEAPONS will be released on July 26th, 2011 and features Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, RZA, Method Man, Capadonna, U-God and Inspectah Deck, along with AZ, M.O.P, Sean Price, Killa Sin and others.  This project is Executive Produced by RZA.

LEGENDARY WEAPONS' throw-back sound is inspired by classic soul and kung fu imagery.  It features raw tracks by RZA together with members of the Brooklyn, NY-based band The Revelations. Together, they provide a solid foundation for the crew's tales of violent New York street life.

The album's first single "Only the Rugged Survive" was produced by Noah Rubin and features RZA.

To listen, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-cfkyXGW-w .

Look out for another track, "225 Rounds," featuring U-God, Cappadonna, Bronze Nazareth and RZA to be released this week.

Wu-Tang "Legendary Weapons" tracklisting (sequence subject to change):

1.  Start the Show (feat. Raekwon and RZA)
2.  Laced Cheeba (feat. Ghostface, Sean Price and Trife Diesel)
3.  Diesel Fluid (feat. Method Man, Trife Diesel and Cappadonna)
4.  Played By The Game
5.  The Black Diamonds (feat. Ghostface, Roc Marciano and Killa Sin)
6.  Legendary Weapons (Ghostface, AZ and M.O.P.)
7.  Never Feel This Pain (feat. Inspectah Deck, U-God and Tre Williams)
8.  Angels Got Wings
9.  Drunk Tongue (feat. Killa Sin)
10.  225 Rounds (feat. U-God, Cappadonna, Bronze Nazareth and RZA)
11.  Meteor Hammer (feat. Ghostface, Action Bronson and Termanology)
12.  Live Through Death
13.  Only the Rugged Survive (feat. RZA)
14.  Outro

For more information, please visit http://twitter.com/RZAWU, http://www.facebook.com/RZAWU, http://www.wutang-corp.com/ or www.eonemusic.com .

About Entertainment One

Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content.  The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.  Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 20,000 film and television titles, 2,500 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.

Video: Tuge - "Freedom of Speech" (prod. J. Cardim)


From Zack @ Dice Music:

Video: Tuge - "Freedom of Speech" (prod. J. Cardim)

Prince Aries Announces Clean Ass Whip Tour This Summer


From Audible Treats:

Prince Aries Announces Clean Ass Whip Tour This Summer

Bay Area DJ Takes His West Coast Cruising Mixtape On The Road

(June 8, 2011 – Brooklyn, NY) Notorious party-starter and in-demand producer Prince Aries will be hitting the road for his Clean Ass Whip Tour this summer. Kicking off tomorrow, June 9th, in Las Vegas, Nevada, the tour will be making 12 stops along the West Coast hitting cities including Los Angeles, California, Portland, Oregon, Seattle, Washington, and Aries' own turf, with Bay Area stops in Oakland and a final show in San Francisco on July 4th.

The multifaceted artist is not only known for his DJ skills, but is also the host and one of the co-founders of the TV show Distortion 2 Static and a promoter for some of the best parties in Northern California. Now that his Clean Ass Whip mixtape has been released, Aries is looking forward to showing the rest of the West Coast that he can party. "I learn so much when I travel," explains Aries. "It's easy to get caught up in our own scene where we're comfortable, but when I DJ in other cities, it's usually an eye opener. The only city on this tour that I haven't played at yet is Portland, and I’m definitely looking forward to that."

In addition to the guaranteed good time, free copies of Clean Ass Whip will be dished out at the shows, and Aries plans to make each stop on the tour unique to that city. "I’ll be doing my usual party rockin’ at each venue, but my set will be different at each one, depending on the crowd," says Aries. “I mostly want to get the music to the people. Just be prepared to dance."

Download Prince Aries' Clean Ass Whip mixtape for free here: http://www.swtbrds.com/princearies .
Alternative link (tracked version): http://www.sendspace.com/file/hto0zh .

The Clean Ass Whip Tour:
06.09.11 Las Vegas, NV - Case Of The Classics @ Mix Lounge
06.15.11 Los Angeles, CA - Magic Wednesdays @ Beauty Bar
06.16.11 Long Beach, CA @ Proper Radio
06.17.11 San Diego, CA - Good Times @ Red C Lounge
06.23.11 Portland, OR - The Fix @ Someday Lounge
06.25.11 Seattle, WA - High School High @ HG Lodge
06.29.11 San Francisco, CA - Hip Hops Love Letter
07.01.11 San Jose, CA - D1ME at Pagoda Lounge
07.02.11 Sacramento, CA @ Hanami Alley
07.03.11 Cambell, CA - Just The Tip @ Cardiff Lounge
07.04.11 Oakland, CA - Smashbox Live @ Somar
07.04.11 San Francisco, CA - Krazy Mondays @ Beauty Bar

Video: Wrekonize (Mayday) - "Look at Me Now Freestyle"


From Mayday Online:

Video: Wrekonize (Mayday) - "Look at Me Now Freestyle"

A few weeks back we released a freestyle by Wrekonize (of ¡Mayday!) over the 'Look at me Now' instrumental and the feedback was phenomenal. Therefor Wrek decided to create some visuals the freestyle. Now you can see Wrekonize spit that insane flow! You can currently catch ¡Mayday! on tour with Tech N9ne on the 'All 6's & 7's' tour.

Video: 3 Days With T3 (of Slum Village)


From Chris @ E1 Music:

Video: 3 Days With T3 (of Slum Village)

MP3: Mr. J. Medeiros - "Swallow" feat. Logan


From Nora Ritchie:

MP3: Mr. J. Medeiros - "Swallow" feat. Logan

Multi-talented musician, rapper, social activist and producer Mr. J. Medeiros is releasing his second full-length album Saudade on his imprint De Medeiros. The album will be out June 14th with distribution via Fat Beats. The record marks the first time his production trio The Stare, featuring Stro, Luke Atencio and himself, have been featured together on record.

Today marks the release of the first single "Swallow" feat. Logan from Saudade. On the single, Medeiros acknowledges his inability to "swallow the truth" in relationships over a bouncing bass line and radio-friendly hook sung by Logan.

Please post and share the download link for "Swallow"!

Download - Mr. J. Medeiros -"Swallow" feat. Logan: http://mrjmedeiros.bandcamp.com/track/swallow-feat-logan
Stream - Mr. J. Medeiros -"Swallow" feat. Logan : http://soundcloud.com/mrjmedeiros/swallow-feat-logan

Video: DJ JS-1 - "Last To Know" Ft. Tonedeff


From Audible Treats:

Video: DJ JS-1 - "Last To Know" Ft. Tonedeff

Dropping the first music video from his soon-to-be released and highly anticipated album, No One Cares, DJ JS-1 continues to showcases his finely tuned production and scratching skills with "Last To Know." At its core, this track has JS-1 venting deep frustrations about trying to discern what's best for his career, considering there is always a plethora of figures who are ready to shell out advice: armchair A&R's, well-meaning friends, and plenty of over-eager fans among them. Keeping things light, though, the music video for the track, is a humorous one, with JS-1 flexing his dark comedy skills alongside director Adam Buncher and the track's feature artist, Tonedeff.

Shot in JS-1's native Queens, NY, he and Tonedeff attend a costume party hoping to claim a first place cash prize, only to arrive and find themselves the only ones dressed up. After sheepishly returning home and enduring a depressing night, the duo return to the same residence at a later date only to find out that they are duped once again, this time forgetting their costumes just when they need them. A little good, old-fashioned gory revenge ensues as the video twists and turns to it's close.

DJ JS-1's No One Cares will be available for purchase on June 21st via Fat Beats Distribution.


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