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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!

MP3: DJ Geometrix - "Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay (DJ Geometrix Remix)"

MP3: DJ Geometrix - "Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay (DJ Geometrix Remix)"

Courtes of Geometrix Music.

Big Sean feat. Kanye West & Roscoe Dash - Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay (DJ Geometrix Remix)
Download Link:

Swollen Members Streaming Entire 'Monsters II' Album Online

Swollen Members Streaming Entire 'Monsters II' Album Online

Courtesy of James @ Kerosene.

* Monsters II at *

Swollen Members' new album "Monsters II" was released earlier this week to rave reviews that proclaimed, "The title is just what it implies, an album that bares the darkest parts of their soul. Fueled by dope hooks, well thought out guest appearances, and a few released tracks, Monsters II continues the recent success of Swollen Members." The group is currently streaming "Monsters II" in its entirety online through AOL Music at .
Madchild from Swollen Members will be competing this weekend at the 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. Madchild will be competing in the main event against well known battle rapper Dirtbag Dan who has competed around the globe in battle rap competitions and performed at this year's Paid Dues Festival.
Madchild of Swollen Members recently released his new mixtape "M.A.D.E. (Misguided Angel Destroys Everything)" online as a free digital download at . Madchild will unleash his debut solo album "Dope Sick" later this year on Suburban Noize/Battle Axe Records.
Swollen Members' "Monsters II" is the sequel to the group's now classic album "Monsters In The Closet" album, which was released in 2002 and is certified Gold in Canada. "Monsters II" also features guest appearances by Dilated Peoples, Strong Arm Steady, Souls Of Mischief, and will also feature solo tracks by Madchild and Prevail. The album is in stores now and available digitally online: Monsters II at

PR: Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman Attack DJ Whoo Kid

PR: Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman Attack DJ Whoo Kid

Courtesy of Dove @ Tygereye.

Attack of the Body Snatchers?!! Tune in to DJ Whoo Kid's Hollywood Shuffle on SiriusXM Shade 45 as Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds take over with the casts of Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Whisker Wars - Erick Sermon, Tila Tequila, Lloyd Banks and many more!

Whoo Kid must have known about my super huge puppy love crush on actor Jason Bateman, because my childhood wish comes true this Saturday, August 6 as Bateman and his Change Up co-star Ryan Reynolds (aka People Magazine's 2010 'Sexiest Man Alive') join the Whoomeiser on SiriusXM Shade 45!

Tune at as a crazy array of guests including the cast of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Erick Sermon, Tila Tequila and Lloyd Banks get in on the fun! Whoo Kid will even learn how to tame his barely-there facial hair with reps from the new IFC docu-comedy Whisker Wars! Yikes!

Here are Whoo Kid's "Catch Me if You Can" Summer club tour dates for August! More dates and club/party info TBA!

August 4 - Providence, Rhode Island @ The Mixer Music Convention w/ Tony Yayo and more
August 7 - New York, NY @ Juliet
August 12 - France
August 13 - France w/ 50 Cent
August 14 - Cannes, France w/ 50 Cent
August 17 - Perth, Australia
August 18 - Melbourne, Australia
August 19 - Sidney, Australia
August 20 - Brisbane, Australia
September 1 - Norway w/ 50 Cent

Check out DJ Whoo Kid's interview in the latest issue of Coast2Coast Magazine online! Yours truly, the Sheepish Lordess of Chaos herself, makes a cameo with "5 Steps to Promotion Failure" as well! Enjoy! .

Each and every week, Whoo Kid and the Hollywood Shuffle team deliver some of the funniest, most talked about interviews in radio with a crazy array of A-List actors, artists and personalities!

Video: Cam Meekins - "Rain"

Video: Cam Meekins - "Rain"

Courtesy of Anne @ Primary Wave.

Cam Meekins is definitely the next young white rapper to keep your eye on and he’s headed to NYC for his debut show at The Canal Room (285 West Broadway) on August 10th at 9 PM. This Boston boy just turned 18 years old and is already getting recognized by outlets like the New York Times not to mention, creating buzz among the music industry.

Cam writes his own lyrics and beats with a 'storyteller mc' approach and has a similar sound to Mac Miller, Mike Posner and B.o.B. Check out his new music video "Rain" as well as a link to his mixtape "1993", which is self-produced along with Matty Trump, Big Jerm, Ski Beatz and others.

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MP3: Fdot1 - "She's So"

PR: Soopafly to Release New Album August 30th

PR: Soopafly to Release New Album August 30th

Courtesy of 2SPR.

Soopafly To Release Anticipated New Album "Best Kept Secret" August 30, 2011, Tours With Snoop Dogg, Working With Dr. Dre on Detox

Los Angeles, CA (Aug. 2011) - Long Beach, California emcee/producer, and third member of Tha Dogg Pound, Soopafly, is back with the release of his highly anticipated new studio album Best Kept Secret, available August 30, 2011. The album features collaborations with Daz & Kurupt of Tha Dogg Pound, Goldie Loc, Maylay, Kokane, Short Khop, Mykestro, Damani, Bad Lucc, J Black, Pilot, Terrace Martin, Toke tha Smoke, and Deacon of the Chuuch, in a series of gritty and polished tracks. Meanwhile as the rapper prepares to release his new album, fans have the opportunity to see him perform live on the international Doggumentary Tour with Snoop Dogg, throughout the year.

Best Kept Secret boasts 18 brand new recordings, which transcend across the vast spectrum of Hip-Hop while staying true to the fundamentals of Soopafly’s signature style. With additional production from Daz Dillinger, Tmg Music Group (Fly2k prod), Tweet, Jelly Roll, 1500, and Stones Throw Records artist Dam Funk, the forthcoming high-octane album has been generating buzz amongst music aficionados since tracks “Best Kept Secret” and “G-Funk Martian”, were leaked.

Soopafly is also currently working on new projects with Short Khop, Latoiya Williams, Mark Morrison, and he’s now back working with Dr. Dre, on the highly anticipated album, Detox, “I'm in studio working with Dr. Dre again. Making sure this Detox sound got my imprint on it too. You won't be disappointed” says Soopafly.

C.E.O.of his own production company Fly2k Productions, Soopafly, real name Priest Josef Brooks, met Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre during his teens, proving himself with his keyboard skills, which lead to playing keyboards for Dr. Dre and Ice Cube on “Natural Born Killaz”, from the Murder Was The Case Soundtrack. He was soon signed to Death Row Records, and assigned to produce on classic albums such as; Dogg Food by Tha Dogg Pound, Tha Doggfather by Snoop Dogg, and All Eyez On Me by 2Pac.

With two independent albums under his belt, hit singles such as “Like It Or Not”, “Put The Monkey In It” with Daz Dillinger, and “I Don’t Hang” from A Thin Line Between Love & Hate Soundtrack, the multi-platinum music producer continues to solidify his position as one of the most respected rappers/producers in the industry. With his enigmatic charisma and kinetic flow stamped on every track, Long Beach’s original rapper will release Best Kept Secret under his own imprint Fly2k Records on August 30, 2011.


Soopafly - Best Kept Secret (Album Sampler)
YouTube: .

Fly2k Productions/Records .

Video: Dukwon Compares Jacksonville Beach

Video: Dukwon Compares Jacksonville Beach

Courtesy: DJ Smallz.

Dukwon, a rapper hailing from Jacksonville, FL, compares Jacksonville Beach to other local Florida beaches such as Miami, St. Pete and West Palm. He desribes the "salt life" as well as some of the latest hip hop models born and bred from the city. His current single "Fly Girl" is out now, as well as his latest mixtape "Right B4 Da Deal" hosted by DJ Smallz.

Dukwon Compares Jacksonville Beach from DJ Smallz.

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