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PR: Big B's "Bad Girl" From "Music For Misfits"


From James @ Kerosene Media:

Big B's "Bad Girl" From "Music For Misfits"

To celebrate his stint on this summer's Van Warped Tour, Las Vegas based Big B has released his new single “Bad Girl” online with AOL Noisecreep at http://www.noisecreep.com/2011/06/08/big-b-bad-girl-song/. The track appears on Big B's new album "Music For Misfits" which hits stores on June 21st via Suburban Noize Records. The album collects all the classic songs that fans have come to love, along with a smorgasbord of new tracks and his collaborations with Everlast, Scott Russo from Unwritten Law, and Tech N9ne.
 
“I've grown musically over the years but I still have some classic songs on my past albums,” commented Big B. “This is just an album for new and old fans alike to enjoy, and learn a little bit about me and where I come from.”
 
Big B's eclectic style of alt-rock transcends genre barriers, as he prepares to unite fans of rock, hip-hop and punk-rock each day on this summer's Vans Warped Tour. Big B joins a diverse line-up for this year's tour that also includes A Day To Remember, Pepper, Less Than Jake, Gym Class Heroes, Yelawolf and Unwritten Law.
 
“No disrespect to any artists but I feel like I'm more punk than a lot of the bands on this year's Warped Tour,” he says. “I know going into this tour that some people won't be into my music and I'm cool with that. For the people that like what I do, I can only go out and give them a good show every day. To me music is music; it's all about what you like. You shouldn't have to worry about what other people think or have to dress a certain way just because it's the in thing to do.”
 
Big B's laid back grooves and infectious hooks have been spreading like an epidemic as fans have seen his performances on sold-out tours with punk-rock legends Pennywise, reggae rockers Pepper, and hip-hip pioneers House of Pain. Big B's latest studio album “Good Times & Bad Advice” debuted at #13 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and features collaborations with Everlast, Cisco Adler (Shwayze, Whitestarr), Pepper, and Cash Money rapper Glasses Malone.
 
CATCH BIG B ALL SUMMER LONG ON THE VANS WARPED TOUR 2011:
Jun 24 – Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Center
Jun 25 – Houston, TX @ The Showgrounds at Sam Houston
Jun 26 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Jun 29 – Las Cruces, NM @ N.M.S.U. Practice Field
Jun 30 – Las Vegas, NV @ Union Plaza Parking Lot
Jul 01 – Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
Jul 02 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jul 03 – Ventura, CA @ Seaside Park
Jul 06 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Sandstone Amphitheater
Jul 07 – Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
Jul 08 – Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
Jul 09 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Jul 10 – Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park
Jul 12 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake P.A.C
Jul 13 – Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
Jul 14 – Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
Jul 15 – Mississauga, ONT @ Arrow Hall
Jul 16 – W. Montreal, QUE @ Parc Jean Drapeau
Jul 17 – Hartford, CT @ Comcast Theatre
Jul 19 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheater
Jul 20 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Jul 21 – Camden, NJ @ The Susquehanna Bank Center
Jul 22 – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
Jul 23 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Jul 24 – Oceanport, NJ @ Monmouth Park Racetrack

MP3: Nicki Minaj - "Top of the World"


From M3W:

MP3: Nicki Minaj - "Top of the World"

* http://www.mp3waxx.com/jobfolders/nickiminajtopworld/blast-page.html *

PR: 2Pac 40th Birthday Celebration Concert on June 16th


From Versa Manos:

2Pac 40th Birthday Celebration Concert on June 16th

Concert to be hosted by Mike Epps and Afeni Shakur

Headlined by Erykah Badu

JUNE 8, 2011 - Afeni Shakur and the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation announce details for the 2PAC 40th Birthday Celebration Concert, at the Atlanta Symphony Hall in Atlanta, GA, June 16, 2011. Hosted by comedian/actor Mike Epps, this star-studded event will feature a headlining appearance by GRAMMY® award-winning artist Erykah Badu, as well as performances by legendary soul artists Roy Ayers and Eric Roberson, and hip-hop heavyweights Too $hort, Bun B, and 8 Ball and MJG. Proceeds from the event benefit the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation.

"I am deeply honored to have been invited by Afeni Shakur to celebrate her son's remarkable life," says Badu. "I don't take this distinction for granted."

Since 2009, presenters, Mike Epps and Afeni Shakur have drawn thousands of 2Pac fans from around the globe to Atlanta for an annual day of music, art and culture in recognition of the icon's lasting impact and influence. The event aims to not only revive Tupac's spirit through art, but offer a prophetic representation of the late artist at age 40 – complete  with a musical soundtrack that spans the soulful jazz sounds of Roy Ayers and to West Coast rap contemporaries such as Too $hort.

"With this event, we help keep Tupac's legacy alive," says Epps, "not only by bringing together the fans that know and love his music, but also by supporting his organization, and the causes he worked so hard for during his lifetime."

Past celebrations have included performances by Rick Ross, Wacka Flocka, Lil' Scrappy, M1 of Dead Prez and more. At last year's concert, Dekalb County officials presented Afeni Shakur and Mike Epps with a proclamation officially naming June 16th as "Tupac Day."

This June 16 will mark the 40th birthday of Tupac Shakur, a man whose impact on culture worldwide through his art, activism and passion is felt to this day. This year, fans, family, artists and performers alike will gather at the Atlanta Symphony Hall to both celebrate the life and further the cause of this remarkable individual.

Tickets are priced at $45-150.00, and are available exclusively at www.16thofjune.com .

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Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation

The Tupac Shakur Foundation is home to The Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts and Peace Garden, just outside of Atlanta in Stone Mountain, Ga.  The Center is dedicated to providing youth and the community with educational programs in the arts.  It is a fact that early arts education improves school grades, as well as offers invaluable life lessons while building self esteem and confidence.  For over 10 years, the Foundation's programs have served youth of all social and economic backgrounds, giving countless young people the courage to get off the streets and learn vital skills that have the potential to positively impact their communities. The Center is open to the public and hosts several noteworthy events throughout the year. For more information or to make a donation visit: www.TASF.org .

MP3: Wu-Tang Clan - "Only the Rugged Survive"


From Who Got Next:

MP3: Wu-Tang Clan - "Only the Rugged Survive"

* http://tinyurl.com/WuTang-OnlyTheRuggedSurvive *

Video: Joe Young f/ Rick Ross - "Shine Bright"


From Geter K:

Video: Joe Young f/ Rick Ross - "Shine Bright"

Video: Playdough - "Ya Heard" (f/ Mr. Dibbs vs. The Black Keys)


From Trevor @ Score Press:

Video: Playdough - "Ya Heard" (f/ Mr. Dibbs vs. The Black Keys)

PLAYDOUGH

HOTDOGGIN OUT MAY 24

Everyone has played with it growing up but Playdough is no kid's toy. He has toured the world over and shared stages with hip-hoppers to rock bands alike, earning new fans at each venue his lyrics are spit. He has done shows or recorded with Method Man & Redman, Evidence, The Black Keys, Tanya Morgan, Brother Ali, Mr. Dibbs, Atmosphere, KRS-One, P.O.D., Mutemath, MURS, Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Pigeon John, Micah 9 and countless others.

Playdough has released two full-length albums with worldwide distribution (EMI, Sony) and also an EP in Australia, which have all received critical acclaim. On Hotdoggin, he collabs with some of the greats and Hotdoggin features songs with Gift of Gab (of Blackalicious), Mr. Dibbs vs The Black Keys, PicnicTyme and Deepspace 5.  Hotdoggin will have you wondering where this guy has been hiding. He's been right under your nose being recognized for his work ethic, true-to-self music, and his incredible live shows in media outlets ranging from MTV to The Source magazine.

When Playdough isn't taking his world class rhymes around the globe, he hangs his hat in Dallas, TX, where he's most notably known for his battle and freestyle reputation. He's the Dallas freestyle rap champion of Monday Night Fights for 2 years running and has won 5 times on 97.9 The Beat's Freestyle Fridays. He's also won the Skribble Jam Texas Battle and was asked to participate in the prestigious invitation-only Red Bull Emcee competition.

Playdough is Hotdoggin.

MP3: DJ Concept f/ Chaundon, Joe Scudda - "Remain Seated"


From Diamond Music Group:

MP3: DJ Concept f/ Chaundon, Joe Scudda - "Remain Seated"

DJ Concept is pleased to present the second leak, "Remain Seated" off his green-themed producer compilation Heavy Smoke, which is now available for stream courtesy of the good people over at DJBooth.net. This pass around, The Bash Brother and former host of The Mix Chronicles (Sirius/Hip-Hop Nation) links with Chaundon & Joe Scudda of the Justus League as the duo shares with you a ballad of their love affair with Mary Jane.

DOWNLOAD:

HulkShare:   HulkShare.com/l0x9h5nkvgn1
MediaFire: MediaFire.com/?ls2uaikavdz528i
SoundCloud: TinyURL.com/3msd7wl

ALBUM STREAM:

HEAVY SMOKE | DJBooth.net: http://tinyurl.com/627sx9a

MP3: Drums & Ammo - "Addicted" ft. Rae Rosero, DaVinci


From Audible Treats:

MP3: Drums & Ammo - "Addicted" ft. Rae Rosero, DaVinci

DJ/Producer Collective Dishes Out New EP With Vocals

The Songs:

Drums & Ammo have assembled some of the best MCs and singers in the game and put together a new EP, Vol. 1: Extra Clips. The formula is simple: immaculate instrumentals plus incredible vocals/verses equals quality hip-hop, so REL, Al Jieh, Ammbush, and 6Fingers took their debut instrumental album, Vol. 1, and put the formula to work. D&A have already released some of the singles and videos from the EP, including 6Fingers' "U Funnystyle" featuring Bambu, and, most recently, Al Jieh's "Round Me" featuring DaVinci, and the rest of the songs will also have accompanying videos to add to the album's video series. The full EP will be released Thursday, July 23rd via SWTBRDS.

Although the two newest singles from Extra Clips come from likeminded producers Al Jieh and Ammbush, they could not sound more different. For one, Ammbush does double duty on his single, "Keep It Lit," both producing the quirky and methodical beat and being the only one of the group to rap on his own production. "The best part about making this song was the fact that I rapped on it," says Ammbush, who sampled his friend "rubbing his rough-ass hands together" for the beat. "I had the track for a minute, but never pitched it to anyone, I didn't feel like anyone would feel where I was coming from. I knew I wanted to hear some comedic visual lyrics, so when I knocked it out I felt joy." Then there's Al Jieh's airy R&B track "Addicted," which features milky falsettos from Rae Rosero and surprisingly romantic lyrics from DaVinci. "The song is a really dope metaphor for love and relationships, comparing that desire you have for your girl to a junkie's addiction," says Al Jieh. "The song itself has an obvious message, but I think it's a good example of how you can do a straightforward R&B/hip-hop song yet still make it very creative."

Download Al Jieh's "Addicted" here: http://soundcloud.com/swtbrds/05-rae-rosero-ft-davinci .

Download Ammbush's "Keep It Lit" here: http://soundcloud.com/swtbrds/01-ammbush-keep-it-lit .

In case you missed it, download Drums & Ammo's album, Vol.1, for free here: http://www.swtbrds.com/drumsnammo and http://soundcloud.com/swtbrds/sets/drums-ammo-vol-1 .

MP3: SKAM2? - "Pennie$"


From Semp Rok:

MP3: SKAM2? - "Pennie$"

"Pennie$" is the latest track from SKAM2?'s upcoming mixtape THE SKRONIK: How To Boil Vomit. Matari composes the setting with a drunken sample as SKAM2? delivers a smooth cadence riddled with undertones of hostility.  Check out more tracks off the mixtape on his official Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/k8rcfx

Cover Image: http://bit.ly/mRGedq
Audio Download/Stream file: http://bit.ly/kbEZMy

KRS-One, Talib Kweli, and K'NAAN - Beat The World Soundtrack


From Christina Duren:

KRS-One, Talib Kweli, and K'NAAN - Beat The World Soundtrack

You Got Served: Beat The World Original Soundtrack - releasing June 14th
View full bio, download hi-res images, and mp3s - http://cyberpr.biz/clients/2963
http://www.beattheworldsoundtrack.com/

More than just another film soundtrack, Beat the World is the coming together of some of the world’s most prominent conscious Hip Hop artists as part of a vision to build new social paradigms through music and film.

When Somalian born new-school rapper and World Cup ambassador K’NAAN joined forces with one of Hip Hop’s most respected founding fathers, KRS-One, to record the film’s title track “Hip Hop Nation”, they were on a mission: to represent the positive voice and power of the world’s largest music-based cultural movement – Hip Hop.  In addition to creating an original voice for Beat the World, they created an anthem for the evolution of the global Hip Hop movement.

Soundtrack Sampler - http://soundcloud.com/hiphopconnect/sets/beat-the-world-soundtrack-1

“Hip Hop Nation” both drives the action of the film and emphasizes a shared underlying theme: we are all equal and united under one global movement, using music, dance and creativity to breakdown borders and stereotypes that may otherwise divide us.

Hip Hop Nation – KRS-One feat. K’NAAN and Lina - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9uC86xoKLkI

Other notable collaborations on the soundtrack include the heroic “Infinite Love,” featuring top British rapper Sway together with the renowned lyrical wordsmith Talib Kweli, and the multi-lingual world-beat dance track “Must Be the Music” performed by Les Nubians (France), Lina (US) and MV Bill (Brazil).

You Got Served: Beat The World Trailer (Available on DVD) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKmQwdSfUWA&feature=player_embedded


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