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New Video: NOM "Ride" (@NOM_illmatic)

From Matt B:

New Video: NOM "Ride"

Fresh off the #DifferentBreed Mixtape, here is a brand new visual for NOM's new single "Ride"; Shot & Edited By PixelMotiv Media.

The Different Breed Movement Is In Full Effect!

Aer's New Album 'The Bright Side' Out Today (@theaermusic)

From Matt B:

Aer's New Album 'The Bright Side' Out Today

The duo from Brighton, MA have been busy this Summer. After performing all three days at Bamboozle festival they set off on a 34-city US tour in mid-June, alongside O.C.D. Moosh & Twist. Prior to the tour starting Carter & David von Mering of Aer put the final touches on their debut album, 'The Bright Side,' which was released today as a digital-only project. The genre blending group created an album that finds its roots in reggae, acoustic pop and indie rock, with smooth guitar riffs and a strong rap component. 

Aer has released two music videos from the project for their songs "Floats My Boat" & "Like The Way."

Fans in NY & Boston can look forward to album release shows on: 
August 4th - NYC In-Store from 2PM to 3PM at New Era's Flagship Store
August 4th - NYC @ Irving Plaza
August 11th - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

This Fall, Aer will be embarking on a 50-city 'The Bright Side' North America tour with opening performances from David Dallas & Yonas. The east-coast leg of the tour has been announced and starts September 7th in Ithaca, NY. Midwest & Westcoast dates coming soon.

Key Links: Feature  (streaming sampler of the album)
AOL Listening Party
iTunes Download Link
Album Artwork

Stay up-to-date with Aer:

Video: Orange Hill f/ Vybz Kartel - "Pon Time" (@ohpmusic)

From 730 Promo:

Video: Orange Hill f/ Vybz Kartel - "Pon Time"

Following on from their massive debut club smash 'Wine de Best'  ft. Busy Signal, Fatman Scoop & Kano still currently a hot fave with dj's, Orange Hill Productions return with their new single, this time collaborating with dancehall supremo extraordinaire, Vybz Kartel.

The Hip-Hop Shop #184 - Back to Flash Picking His Faves

It's time for another new edition of The Hip-Hop Shop. Episode #184 is Back to Flash Picking His Faves. Your host Steve 'Flash' Juon brings you hot tracks from V!rtu, Zilla, Action Bronson and more! Send feedback to @RapReviews on this episode! Thanks for listening and remember to share the show with a friend and tell them to check it out every Tuesday on! Don't forget to subscribe to our RSS newsfeed and follow us on Twitter so you never miss a new episode.

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Tracks featured this week:

* V!rtu - Step to It
* Zilla - No Hook #1
* Ground Up f/ Action Bronson - Hold Me Down
* Spoat f/ King David Sanotra, Ramon - Indica & Champagne
* LeLe f/ C.P. - Life
* 40Love f/ Zumbi - Tiki Tiki
* Trek Life - What Y'all Know

MP3: Uncle Murda - "Biggie vs. Jay"

MP3: Uncle Murda - "Biggie vs. Jay"

Courtesy BF Blasts.

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Video: @Gliffics - "Burgundy Walls"

Video: Gliffics - "Burgundy Walls"

Courtesy DM360.

"Burgundy walls are literally the color of the walls in my living room. In fact the entire video was shot in my home in my living room and then we occupied another room and painted it burgundy just for the shoot. The idea came to me back in '09, I was smoking some fine chronic and I came across the instrumental. I was having one of those moments where you stare off into space, but only I was staring at my burgundy painted walls and started reflecting on how far I've come in life. Its not hard to decipher, but if you listen closely I'm saying in the chorus how "I remember" and "don't you wish you had some burgundy walls" as a metaphor for, 'don't you wish you had time to sit down and reflect or reminisce?' It's easy to get caught up in the fast pace life, so in these verses, I'm just taking it back to my random history, inspired through Dilla's instrumental, the chronic and my burgundy walls…"

Adam Bernard's Enter the Cypher Photo Gallery for July 28th

Adam Bernard's Enter the Cypher Photo Gallery for July 28th

July 28th, 2012
Acoustic Cafe, Bridgeport, CT

Adam, D_Cyphernauts, Mic Ripz & Mental Case, Brzowski, Esh The Monolith, H.W. & DJ Halo

@KanyeWest + @TheBlackKeys + @RealWizKhalifa = The Man With The Iron Fists Soundtrack

Kanye West + Black Keys + Wiz Khalifa = The Man With The Iron Fists Soundtrack

Courtesy Mitchell Dudley.


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Mixtape: Doodlebug (@ceeknowledge) - "The Expendables"

Mixtape: Doodlebug (Digable Planets) - "The Expendables"

Courtesy Wanja Lange.

Cee Knowledge aka Doodlebug of the Grammy award winning Digable Planets crew presents "The Expendables" MIXTAPE feat the CFO Allstars.  The mixtape features special guest appearances by Lord Jamar of Brand Nubian, Shabazz Palaces, Booty Brown of the Pharcyde, General Steele of Smif n Wessun, Tony award winning Black Ice of HBO's Def Poetry Jam, Kin4Life, J-Dash, Third Degree, Mecca Star, Big Wayne aka Cash I$ and more.

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@TheBlackOpera f/ Jade Lathan, Vaughn G - "The Magician"

Video: The Black Opera f/ Jade Lathan, Vaughn G - "The Magician"

Courtesy Stephanie E.

Is Perception KING or QUEEN? Or, a blurred line in between? That line can sometimes best be defined as “MAGIC”. The art of magic is displayed by slight of hand, and by natural forces being influenced by mysterious powers. In this video demonstration for “The Magician” the mystery remains, but the veil is slightly lowered.

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