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MP3: K.I. - "Fresh Out the E.R." (Clean)


MP3: K.I. - "Fresh Out the E.R." (Clean)

Courtesy Music Unlimited NYC.

* http://hulkshare.com/rsf8uz7e0obh *

Music Unlimited recording artist K.I. drops a smoking new track "Fresh Out The E.R.", which is based on a true story.

On the way to the studio one night K.I. fell ill. He was rushed to the hospital with severe chest and back pains. After spending the majority of the evening in a Bridgeport, CT emergency room K.I. continued on to the studio and this song is the result.

MP3: Paul White - "Evasive Action"


MP3: Paul White - "Evasive Action"

From Nora Ritchie.

Diplo: "I'm his biggest fan."

The Guardian: "a 21st century DJ Shadow"

Fader: "conjures a hallucinatory world which owes as much to guitarists dressed as wizards and epic songs about Stonehenge as it does to turntables and microphones." (on White's previous release, The Strange Dreams of Paul White)

Sandwiched somewhere in between straight-ahead hip-hop bangers, waltzing drum machines, and ethereal electronic soundscapes lies one of UK's most promising producers; Paul White. His new upcoming hip-hop album Rapping With Paul White , a playful and exuberantly experimental smorgasboard of sounds, features a host of hip-hop heavyweights including Guilty Simpson, Homeboy Sandman, Danny Brown, Marv Won and others. Rapping With Paul White is out on August 23rd via One-Handed Music.

To drum up anticipation for his new album, One-Handed Music and Paul White are releasing the instrumental track "Evasive Action" today, an escapade of layered rhythms, guitar riffs, and a children's choir.

(MP3) Paul White - "Evasive Action" : http://soundcloud.com/noraritchie/16-evasive-action .

Pre-Order Rapping With Paul White on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/rapping-with-paul-white/id449162520 .

Best Of The Rest:
(MP3) Paul White - "Trust" ft. Guilty Simpson: http://paulwhite.bandcamp.com/album/trust-ft-guilty-simpson .
(Video) Paul White - "Trust" ft. Guilty Simpson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNRcj-SprA0 .
(Mixtape) Rapping With Paul White- The DJ House Shoes Mixtape: http://soundcloud.com/alexchase/rapping-with-paul-white-the .

Video: Dorrough Music - "Leather & Wood"


Video: Dorrough Music - "Leather & Wood"

Courtesy of Dove & Tygereye.

PR: Money First Releases "Digital Money" Via Block Starz Digital


PR: Money First Releases "Digital Money" Via Block Starz Digital

Courtesy of Yo! PR.

New Jersey Rap Group's Debut Album Is First Release Through CD Baby, Tunecore Competitor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Money First Music Group has released, "Digital Money", the debut album from Trenton, New Jersey rap outfit, Money First. "Digital Money" is the first project to be serviced through Block Starz Digital, www.blockstarzdigital.com, the newly-formed distribution arm of German-American digital imprint Block Starz Music LLC, www.blockstarzmusic.com. />
Money First, which consists of members Boom Blake, ILL Kayn, Tranzatick, and JLP, originally appeared on 2009's "East Coast Block Starz" compilation alongside rising underground stars like Wiz Khalifa, Sha Stimuli, and Red Cafe. Money First followed up their national exposure from "East Coast Block Starz" with their first official promotional release, "The Blog Goon Mixtape", whose title referred to the group's aggressive online promotional efforts in "attacking" Hip-Hop blogs.

The first song released from the 13-track "Digital Money" album, "Nothing Less", produced by Ill Kayn, was made available in April for free download and immediately struck a chord with fans who gravitated to its infectious "Gucci Louie" hook. Money First has now released the first official single and video from "Digital Money", the pop-tinged aspirational track entitled “We Soaring”.

Created as an alternative to CD Baby and Tunecore, Block Starz Digital offers promotional services from the self-described "world's most talked about independent digital label" in addition to placement on e-stores like iTunes, Amazon, and Rhapsody. "Digital Money" will be part of a soft launch for the service which is scheduled to officially launch in December 2011 with a new e-commerce website.

"Our company's ongoing mission is to provide a true link to the marketplace for independent artists at various stages of career development," says Block Starz vice-president of A&R Jonathan Hertz. "We believe Block Starz Digital is a unique service that will greatly assist business-minded artists, like Money First, affordably self-market and promote their music online."

"Digital Money" by Money First is available on iTunes.

Download "Money First - Digital Money" Now (Album)
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/digital-money/id446824352 .

Download "Money First - Nothing Less" Now (Track) http://limelinx.com/files/eba743691ea1580e2eef026afdb70e7e .

Watch "Money First - We Soaring" Now On YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CjIRblbRpA .

CONNECT WITH MONEY FIRST
E-Mail: bookmoneyfirst@gmail.com .
Website: www.moneyfirstonline.com .

MP3: Sutter Kain & Darko - "Trust Issues"


MP3: Sutter Kain & Darko - "Trust Issues"

From Never So Deep Records.

* http://www.neversodeeprecords.com/djbless/Trust_Issues.zip *

First Leaked Song Off The Highly Anticipated Album "Emotional Disorder" By The Super Duo "Sutter Kain & Darko". Album Due To Be Released September 6th.

Illmind Presents The Fortilive 'I Vs. I' Album Remix Contest


Illmind Presents The Fortilive 'I Vs. I' Album Remix Contest

From Matt @ Coalmine.

Acclaimed New Jersey producer !llmind unites with the NY based, boutique marketing consortium Diamond Music Group (DMG), for the I Vs. I Remix Contest.  This challenging undertaking will call on producers from around the globe to remix 11 tracks from the previously released and highly notable I Vs. I album from Fortlive.  The project, which originally debuted in January, courtesy of DJBooth.net, has been mentioned among the best au-gratis hip-hop releases of the year.

Fortilive, the transcontinental hip-hop conglomerate, consisting of the Hawaii-based emcees Mushmouf & Slo-Mo and New Jersey beatsmith !llmind, have joined forces with DMG in effort to find that 'next' producer who can craft a cohesive and momentous project - by no means is this your average remix contest.

An impressive team of sponsors have been enlisted to offer an extraordinary prize package to the winning producer.  Prizes include Addictive Drums (courtesy of XLN Audio), 5th Edition of the BeatTips Manual, promotions courtesy of DJBooth.net, The BPM edition timepiece (courtesy of Flud Watches), heaps of dope gear from Orisue, vlog campaign courtesy of NodFactor.com, drum-machine inspired flash drives (courtesy of AlkotaBeats.com), featured video of one of the winning remixes featuring all the members of Fortilive and an exclusive !llmind drum kit (awarded to all contestants that submit a remix album).

*Producers, please refer to the following SoundCloud page to download all the necessary files and view the instructions/guidelines & timeline below.  Please forward all questions and concerns to: info@diamondmedia360.com


All submissions are to be made here:  http://soundcloud.com/diamondmedia360/dropbox

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After the jump...

PRIZE PACKAGE:

BeatTips.com – The BeatTips Manual, 5th Edition
FludWatches.com – The BPM: drum–machine inspired digital watch that also serves as a calculator.
Video – Fortilive will shoot a video for a song off the winning remix LP that will be promoted in conjunction with the online marketing campaign for the project’s launch
DJBooth.net – To premier project and host download link.
NodFactor.com – Will document footage via vlog campaign.
Orisue.com – Clothing from their 2011 fall line.
SoundCloud.com – To host the ‘stems’ and provide submission dropbox.
XLNAudio.com – Addictive Drums (drum production software).
AlkotaBeats.com: USB Flash Drives – 8GB limited edition, drum-machine inspired flash drives, equipped with exclusive !!LLMIND drum kit, awarded to first, second and third place participants.Winners may choose between the TR-808, MPC-2000XL and SP-1200 edition flash drive.
Exclusive !LLMIND drum kit awarded to all contestants via SoundCloud link.


INSTRUCTIONS/GUIDELINES:

Producers, please submit your eleven remixes, no later than Monday, September 19th, through the following SoundCloud dropbox: http://soundcloud.com/diamondmedia360/dropbox
Participants may only submit one remix album.Submissions that include any more or any less than the 11 tracks to be remixed, will not be accepted.You may not remix more than one version of the same song.
All files are zero pointed and should synchronize properly with any digital audio workstation.Please refer to the track list for the BPM of each song.
The BPM of your remix may be altered from the original version of the song.
Files should be labeled accordingly with the song title first, followed by the producer's name and remix in parenthesis, ie:Aint No Place (Joe Smith Remix).
Due to the high volume of submissions, it becomes very difficult to cross reference submissions with their corresponding email addresses and therefore it is critical to include your email address in the personal note field of the submission dropbox.In addition, please prvide us with your social network URLs (Twitter/Facebook) along with your discography bio/epk if applicable.Please include a few senteneces about yourself and your production background.


ITINERARY:

8/10:Contest Begins - Online campaign to promote contest to worldwide media outlets, websites, lifestyles, blogs, journalists & tastemakers.
9/19:Submission Due Date - All producers are required to submit their remix via DMG’s SoundCloud Dropbox.
9/30:Winner Is Announced/Debut Video – The winning producer will be announced through an online promotional campaign through the use of a video of one of the remixes off the winning remix album.
10/18:Release Date – The 'I Vs. I' Remix album will be released as a free download, courtesy of DJBooth.net, on Tuesday, October 18th, the first day of the 2011 CMJ Marathon.

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PLEASE ADDRESS ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS VIA EMAIL TO: info@diamondmedia360.com
ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE TO BE MADE HERE: http://soundcloud.com/diamondmedia360/dropbox
GOOD LUCK!!
Video: Pete Rock & Smif N Wessun f/ Buckshot - "Night Time"


Video: Pete Rock & Smif N Wessun f/ Buckshot - "Night Time"

Courtesy Duck Down Music.

Video: Shaune Boothe f/ STS - "123"


Video: Shaune Boothe f/ STS - "123"

Courtesy of Theresa @ Ten Four Publicity.

MP3: Lil Wayne f/ Drake - "She Will"


MP3: Lil Wayne f/ Drake - "She Will"

Courtesy Big Dev.

* http://hulkshare.com/7ya40buovxgv *

Video: Unity Lewis - "Vodou"


Video: Unity Lewis - "Vodou"

From Ballin' PR.


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