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Press Release: Crooked I Launches C.O.B Clothing Online Store

Press Release: Crooked I Launches C.O.B Clothing Online Store

Courtesy of Umedia Promotions.

Los Angeles, California - Aug 5, 2011 - Dominick “Crooked I” Wickliffe, and partners  J.C, Gene Geiser, and Zack Johnson are proud to announce the new era for the C.O.B brand – the online era. C.O.B Clothing is now officially “plugged in” at .

The C.O.B Clothing line has already emerged in store locations from Southern California, Northern California, to Texas, and Washington. Now the plan is to capitalize on their high customer demand, and loyal Fans, and to expand their presence in the global fashion marketplace. C.O.B Clothing is capitalizing on today’s new technologically-driven society and making their merchandise more accessible for their customers.

C.O.B Clothing line includes outerwear, t-shirts, and hats with more in store merchandise to come. With support from entertainment artist such as, Young Money’s Corey Gunz, Bun B, SlaughterHouse and more, making C.O.B Clothing a part of their accessorized fashion sense, has their presence growing among the new generation.

C.O.B Clothing line was designed with trend driven styling for the fashion-conscience individual in mind. The line represents; individuality, strength and unity among youths and adults of all cultures, ages, backgrounds, and religions.

Check out to witness the uniquely styled men t-shirts available for purchase on the newly launched website now. Daily Dose of Rap Lyrics: August 8th, 2011

Black Rob, Cee-Lo Green, Jahdan Blakkamore, M.O.P., Pete Rock, Smif-N-Wessun, Teflon and Top Dog are available today on OHHLA!

The favorite artist pages for Goodie Mob (Cee-Lo), Jay-Z, Pete Rock and Kanye West were also updated!

MP3: Karina Bradley f/ Meek Mill - "Nevermind Love"

MP3: Karina Bradley f/ Meek Mill - "Nevermind Love"

Courtesy of M3W.

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Video: WC f/ Daz, Kurupt, Soopafly - "Stickin to the Script"

Video: WC f/ Bad Lucc, Daz, Kurupt, Soopafly - "Stickin to the Script"

Courtesy of Chris @ E1 Music.

Video: Rapid Ric - Whut It Dew Album Release Party

Video: Rapid Ric - Whut It Dew Album Release Party

(Courtesy of Audible Treats.)

Bun B, Slim Thug, More Celebrate Rapid Ric's Retail Release

Last month, Rapid Ric released his new album, Whut It Dew, and in true celebratory fashion, the respected DJ (for Chamillionaire), producer, and proud studio owner took to Candy Lounge in Houston, Texas to enjoy the fruits of his labor. The album features a who's-who of Texas hip-hop royalty – names including Killa Kyleon, Slim Thug, Chamillionaire, Z-Ro, Bushwick Bill, Devin The Dude, and more – and so it was no surprise to see the party was a star-studded affair, with rappers including Slim Thug, Bun B, Dew Music Group signee Gerald G., and more coming through to support Ric's latest effort.

Rapid Ric's Whut It Dew, featuring the likes of Chamillionaire, Z-Ro, Slim Thug, Trae Tha Truth, Kila Kyleon, Lil' Keke, Bushwick Bill, and more is out now and available for free download: .

Watch a video recap of Rapid Ric's album release party: .

Check out some photos from the event here: .

The Doctor's Orders Cancels RZA Show for August 15th

The Doctor's Orders Cancels RZA Show for August 15th

Details on refunds are below.

We are sorry to announce that due to actions of a fraudulent agent we are having to cancel the RZA DJ show booked for Monday 15th August.

The Doctor's Orders would like to apologise to all for any disappointment and to RZA's team for any inconvenience caused.

All tickets will be automatically refunded in full, including booking fees, and will usually be recieved in 3-4 days. As a token of good will we would like to offer those that bought tickets the chance to buy a ticket to our Questlove show on Friday 19th for a discounted price of £8.

Instructions of how to purchase these will be included in refund email from .

Sorry again and thanks for your co-operation.

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Video: Nicki Minaj 911 Assault Call Leaks

Video: Nicki Minaj 911 Assault Call Leaks

Courtesy: VladTV.

The manager of the hotel makes a call to 911 after he realized there was something going on in Nicki Minaj's hotel room. Nicki Minaj was allegedly assaulted by her boyfriend.

Random a/k/a Mega Ran: Fall Tour Announcement

Random a/k/a Mega Ran: Fall Tour Announcement

Courtesy of Random.

The Ram and Shackle     Withington, UK     Sat Aug 06 11     08:00 PM      
Nectar Lounge               Seattle, WA         Mon Aug 29 11      08:00 PM
Mr. Small's Theater        Millvale, PA          Tue Sep 06 11      08:00 PM      
The Grog Shop              C. Heights, OH     Wed Sep 07 11      08:00 PM      
The Vernon Club            Louisville, KY        Thu Sep 08 11    08:00 PM      
Egyptian Theatre           Dekalb, IL             Sat Sep 10 11        08:00 PM      
The Blind Pig                 Ann Arbor, MI       Sun Sep 11 11     08:00 PM      
Cactus Club                   Milwaukee, WI      Mon Sep 12 11    08:00 PM      
First Avenue & 7th St     Minneapolis, MN     Tue Sep 13 11   05:00 PM
Subterranean                Chicago, IL            Thu Sep 15 11       08:00 PM      
Club Inferno                  Madison, WI            Fri Sep 16 11     08:00 PM      
Blue Moose Tap House   Iowa City, IA          Sat Sep 17 11     08:00 PM      
The Waiting Room         Omaha, NE            Sun Sep 18 11     08:00 PM      
Marquis Theater            Denver, CO            Tue Sep 20 11     08:00 PM      
Kilby Court                   Salt Lake City        Wed Sep 21 11     08:00 PM

What up yall..

winding down this UK trip and it's been an absolute BLAST. I only get to check email and Twitter like once a day, and when I do, it's usually BLOWING UP with people asking about the decision I made at the end of Life After Lesson Plans, Ep 13.

Did i take the teaching job or choose to take the tour? 

Well, by the subject line, you don't have to guess which one. It's OFFICIAL!

I'll be touring the US for 2 months this fall with mc chris, MC Lars, and Adam Warrock.

Should be AMAZING! 

BUT... we need your help!.

That's a lot of gas, snacks, and lodging costs...not to mention i still have to pay rent at a place that I won't be at for 2 months... ha.

Every little bit helps. We want to be able to concentrate on giving you guys the best show possible, not where our next meal is coming from! I'll be backed by my partner in crime, K-Murdock, and we have plenty of surprises in store.

This is a huge opportunity, and I can't wait to see you guys on the road.


here's the current tour list, but dates are being added almost DAILY at this point.

* and if you're wondering, Eattle is very similar to Seattle. :)

the most current up to date news will be on Random's Mega Board, so make sure you're over there. also a random commenter there is gonna get a Mega Ran Prize Pack.. CD's shirts, mousepads, the whole shebang. winners picked once a month.

So.. to recap. The TOUR is happening! see you on the road... but with your help. Please give, or share our donate link... I want to make every date and see all of your smiling faces in the crowd.

Donate here!

thank you in advance, and I promise I won't let you down.

Slaine's New "State Of Grace" Mixtape With Statik Selektah

Slaine's New "State Of Grace" Mixtape With Statik Selektah

Courtesy: James @ Kerosene.

Slaine, of the rap super group La Coka Nostra, has partnered with heavyweight DJ/producer Statik Selektah to bring fans their collaborative street mixtape, “State of Grace”. The mixtape is available for download online at and features Action Bronson, Ill Bill, Termanology, Reks, Kali, Tully Banta-Caine and D-Stroy
on the guest tip.

Slaine will be a special guest judge at this weekend's KOTD World Domination Rap Battle on August 5th, 2011 at XS Nightclub in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The KOTD World Domination Rap Battle is one of the largest battle rap competitions in the world. The event will feature battle rappers from all over the globe including the UK, Australia, Philippines, Ireland and the United States of America.
Slaine's new solo album, "A World With No Skies 2.0", is set to land in stores on August 16th, 2011 through Suburban Noize Records. To execute his dark musical vision on “A World With No Skies 2.0”, Slaine enlisted the help of his La Coka Nostra brothers Everlast and ILL BILL, as well as Cypress Hill's B-Real and Vinnie Paz of Jedi Mind Tricks to create a dark hip-hop album that hits squarely in the jaw. Slaine's “A World With No Skies 2.0” is s available digitally online at A World With No Skies 2.0 at

Aug 05 - Toronto, ONT, Canada @ XS Nightclub for KOTD World Domination
Aug 06 - Toronto, ONT, Canada @ Opera House w/ Army of Pharaohs
Aug 20 - Boston, MA @ The Middle East
Aug 26 - Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
Aug 27 - Philadelphia, PA @ Redz
Aug 28 - Worcester, MA @ Tammany Hall

Trek Life Update: Download Jump Out There Remix

Trek Life Update: Download Jump Out There Remix

Courtesy: Press Life.

Jump Out There is hands down thee most quoted song by fans & friends on any album Trek Life has done.  With it's positive yet direct message, Jump Out There encourages people to get up and do something to earn their successes in life as opposed to waiting for them to appear out of thin air. Slimkat78 took this song to a new level by adding a beat that can only be described as NWA meets the Pharcyde.  Slimkat78 is no strange to delivering heat though.  Representing 1/2 of the DMV crew The 78ers which features Diamond District emceee yU, Slimkat78 has been dropping heat for a very long time.  Feel free to check out more from him on his bandcamp page.  Download Trek Life - Jump Out There (Slimkat78 Remix) via Mello Music Group below.

As the buzz for Wouldn't Change Nothing continues to increase Mello Music Group & iTunes have teamed up to give the fans a chance to learn more about Trek Life's music.  Right Now you can purchase ANY Trek Life album including Wouldn't Change Nothing on iTunes for $2.99Click here to take advantage of this amazing sale.

Wouldn’t Change Nothing is a sonically perfect re-work of last year’s critically acclaimed Oddisee produced Everything Changed Nothing. With production from Apollo BrownJ BiznessST MiCMarvWonAudible DoctorHas-LoCaptainSlimkat78Duke WestlakeA3Bombay, and of course long time friend and collaborator Oddisee, this project has breathed new life into an already great album. Wouldn’t Change Nothing is available now on iTunes and will be released on CD on July 19th via Mello Music Group. You can pre-order the CD via UGHH or Fat Beats.

Free download:  Jump Out There (Slimkat78 Remix)

iTunes Purchase: All Trek Life albums for $2.99!

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