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Press Release: DJ Absurd - "Flying Colors" on June 28th


From Matt @ Coalmine:

Press Release: DJ Absurd - "Flying Colors" on June 28th

DJ Absurd Gears Up For The Release of His Extended Play Producer Compilation, 'Flying Colors'.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
ew Jersey native DJ Absurd gets set for the June 28th release of his debut producer compilation, Flying Colors through his newly formed Absurd Entertainment imprint under Diamond Music Group. The project boasts a consortium of both legendary and underground icons such as Craig G, Ransom, Armegeddon, Termanology, Pacewon, Jaz-O, Trife Da God (Trife Diesel), Big Lou, Copywrite and Blaq Poet, among others. 

Absurd, who grew up during Hip-Hop’s Golden Era, has been both a fan and an active participant of the culture ever since.  By the mid nineties, Absurd’s passion for hip-hop would manifest into an ambition to become a disc jockey.  Absurd caught on quick, where he spent the greater half of the decade honing in on his technique, expanding his record archive and establishing his musical niche.   It was around the turn of the millennium where Absurd’s skill set as a deejay evolved into the role of producer.  Influenced by beat smith legends such as The RZA, DJ Premier, Dr. Dre & Mobb Deep’s Havoc, Absurd began to concoct his own production formula that would soon become sought after by much of the local New Jersey underground hip-hop scene. 

Over the next several years, Absurd would go onto launch his own series of street albums titled The Resume (Volumes 1-5) that exhibit his diverse production talent coupled with an impressive lineup of guest appearances that include Afu Ra, Killah Priest, Kaze, Cymarshall Law, Pumpkinhead, and REKS, in addition to some of the most aspiring talent in the Garden State.

By 2011, Absurd’s tireless work ethic and production talent would achieve new heights, landing the scratch composition based intro track for The Undergods (Canibus & Keith Murray) acclaimed LP, In Gods We Trust (Rbc Records).  As the summer quick approaches, Absurd gets ready to drop some more heat with his opus Flying Colors, an EP that cleverly distinguishes itself from the typical producer based compilation albums.  The project’s singles include the Jersey themed “Ain’t Hard to Find”, featuring Dead Poets & Pacewon, the album titled “Flying Colors”, featuring the originator Jaz-O, underground word smith Copywrite and the soulful Mela Machinko (Pharoahe Monch) and finally, “Slap Nerds”, the Craig G enlisted battle track that fires warning shots to those that tarnish the culture.

Flying Colors is undeniably stockpiled with tremendous talent and conceptually driven music.  Songs such as “Audio Evolution” skillfully breakdown the evolution of musical formats from its analog roots as vinyl to our digital future of MP3s and file sharing, while songs like “In My World” featuring the lyrical Termanology and Big Lou paint vivid pictures of the world in which they live, dissecting compelling imagery that accentuate a darker side of an otherwise colorful album.  When asked about his approach to making music in today’s hip-hop generation driven by gimmicks and carbon copied singles, Absurd humbly states “I just follow my heart, and not what's hot at the moment".

With all of Absurd’s accolades and involvements, he is quite deserving of being categorized as one of the next great producer deejays on the come-up.  Check out DJ Absurd every Monday evening from 10pm-12am through his “Ear 2 The Streets” radio program that broadcasts live from Kean University (Union, New Jersey). 

Tracklist:

01.  "East Coast Assault" - feat. Ransom, Snype Lyfe & Cyssero
02.  "Aint' Hard To Find" - feat. Dead Poets & Pacewon
03.  "Flying Colors" - feat. Jaz-O, Copywrtie & Mela Machinko
04.  "Slap Nerds" - feat. Craig G
05.  "Audio Evolution" - feat. Joey Dynomite, A.U.R.C., Tone Live & Pryme Prolifik
06.  "Life Is Hard" - feat. Armageddon, Trife Da God & Blaq Poet
07.  "In My World" - feat. Termanology & Big Lou

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MP3: Grit Grammar f/ Iron Braydz & Baron Samedi - "Ill Rap"


From Park Street PR:

MP3: Grit Grammar f/ Iron Braydz & Baron Samedi - "Ill Rap"

Download Link: http://www.sendspace.com/file/0ssrv9 .
Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djrFcFFIM3M&HD=1 .

After the extremely well received release of his official debut album 'Life Music' at the end of last year, Grit Grammar returns with a brand new single for 2011 'Ill Rap' featuring Baron Samedi and Iron Braydz. This banger also produced by Baron Samedi (who produced the whole of 'Life Music') reunites the pair to capitalise on the musical chemistry that made Life Music such a success, and teams them up once again with undoubtedly one of the best lyricists in the UK, Iron Braydz, who also featured on Grits debut. 'Ill Rap' clearly show 3 MC's at the top of their game providing, fast super lyrical machine gun flows, over banging forward moving production.

Fresh from supporting Ill Bill & Vinnie Paz at the sold out London show at the Camden Underworld, Grit is continuing to expand his impressive resume after his most successful year to date where he received airplay on Choice FM from Jenny Francis & DJ 279, Radio 1xtra from Ace & Vis, Max, Charlie Sloth and DJ Target and BBC Radio 6 from Tom Robinson on his 'Introducing' show to name a few, as well as receiving incredible high acclaim for his album from the likes of 'Blues and Soul' magazine who called his album 'excellent', Standupuk.com giving it a '10/10' review and 100percentuk.com calling it 'The best UK rap album of 2010'.
 
This single will not feature on any album and is being released as a FREE DOWNLOAD as a special gift to all Grits supporters, and to also provide some fresh music to the masses as Grits works tirelessly in the Studio with producer Jeporidse on his brand new album and EP.  The track is also accompanied by a video compiled and edited from achieve film footage by Baron Samedi, showcasing the MC and Producers further expanding skill set. Grit continues from where he left off to destroy the scene with another huge banger for 2011. 'ILL RAP', show me where your skills at!!!

MP3: Shady Nate - "Real Ni**a Recipe" Feat. Jay Jonah


From Audible Treats:

MP3: Shady Nate - "Real Ni**a Recipe" Feat. Jay Jonah (Prod. By DJ Fresh)

New Collaborative Album With DJ Fresh Scheduled For July 19th Release

The Song:

Shady Nate & DJ Fresh recently released a video for the single, "Gimmie Da Loot," and took the opportunity to announce the forthcoming release of their new album, Still Based On A True Story. The project will be the second collaborative album between Nate and Fresh, a follow-up to 2007's Based On A True Story, and while the Bay Area pair have a handful of new videos planned, they're releasing this new single first, to hold fans over as the July 19th release date for Still Based On A True Story approaches.

"Real Ni**a Recipe," a song that also features fellow lyricist Jay Jonah, opens strong, with thick drumbeats providing a foundation for Nate's heady, graveled vocals. DJ Fresh fills things out on the beat with pitched and echoed synth flutters, just enough to keep things interesting but skeletal enough to keep the focus firmly on Nate's winding, quick-fire flow. And kudos to Fresh for playing the background so well; Nate didn't earn the nickname Gasman for no reason, after all, and uses his time here well, laying out the ingredients for keeping things kosher when on the hustle: "Recipe for mobbin'/ I'm just doin' my job and / When I say I'm on the run/ I ain't talking about joggin'."

Shady Nate's new album Still Based On A True Story comes out July 19, via Fresh In The Flesh/Shady Nation.

You can listed to his newest track "Real Ni**a Recipe" here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Shady_Nate-Real_Nigga_Recipe_Ft_Jay_Jonah.mp3 .

Video: Mr. J. Medeiros f/ Stro - "Neon Signs"


From Nora Ritchie:

Video: Mr. J. Medeiros f/ Stro - "Neon Signs"

MP3: J. Cole - "Cheer Up"

Video: Moe Green - "707"


From Audible Treats:

Video: Moe Green - "707"

Jadakiss & Sheek Preview Styles' "Where the Angels Sleep"


From Chris @ E1 Music:

Video: Jadakiss & Sheek Preview Styles' "Where the Angels Sleep"

MP3: The Artifacts - "Turn It Out" (prod. King I Divine)


From Matt @ Coalmine:

MP3: The Artifacts - "Turn It Out" (prod. King I Divine)

After nearly a fifteen year hiatus, the New Jeruz trifecta consisting of El Da Sensei, Tame One & DJ Kaos, better known at The Artifacts are back on the scene with "Turn It Out". Produced by King I Divine, this hard hitting banger that is also featured on The Official SXSW Mixtape, presented by UniqueSquared.com & DJBooth.net is now available for individual download.

DOWNLOAD:
HulkShare: http://hulkshare.com/vam2z69nat6i .
MediaFire: http://www.mediafire.com/?mkt12zeo9m6zec9 .
SoundCloud: http://tinyurl.com/3f7o4ct .

Video: Young RJ, Illa J, T3 - "Europe On Demand"


From Chris @ E1 Music:

Video: Young RJ, Illa J, T3 - "Europe On Demand"

A BEHIND THE SCENE LOOK AT YOUNG RJ, ILLA J , T3 ON THEIR EUROPEAN TOUR


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