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PR: Baron Von Alias to Perform at Radio One Big Weekend Festival + New Single


[Baron Von Alias] 

Baron Von Alias the Time Travelling emcee from  the UK has returned.  After achieving two top 3 hits in the US College Radio Charts and gaining rave reviews for his latest album ‘Out-of-Body Experience’, The Baron has proved he has a consistent work rate to match the best of them.  Hailing from Newcastle Upon Tyne in the North of England he has bombarded us with albums since his arrival in 2007.

The Baron is held in very high regard by various hip hop blogs and review sites and has recently been chosen by the BBC to be part of the BBC Introducing Stage at Radio Ones Big Weekend Festival performing alongside the likes of Foo Fighters, Black Eyed Peas, Tinie Tempah, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and many more. The BBC have a history of picking all the stars of tomorrow so all bodes well for the Baron in the near future. Starting off this year’s festival proceedings in the UK with the BBC Radio One Big Weekend Baron is also performing at the Evolution Festival alongside the likes of Tinie Tempah, Plan B and again many more.

February 2009 saw Baron Von Alias become the MySpace featured artist after the release of the Mechanism mixtape, which lead on to his first official album release in April 2009 named ‘Timepiece’. The Baron has since released numerous albums and singles on iTunes all gaining wide internet coverage and great reviews. Baron also has a very interesting selection of videos that accompany many of his tracks, which are all well worth a look having won Best Hip Hop video by Ourstage.com for ‘Silence Masks’ in 2008, the videos have only become more and more zany and insane.

Acknowledging the craft of his contemporaries the Baron has been joined on his intricate time travel through the present day by a hand picked selection. The likes of Hip Hop heavy weights such as Guilty Simpson, Oh No, Khrysis, T3 (Slum Village), Frank N Dank, Wildchild, MED, Wordsworth, Melanie Rutherford, Prince Po, Steesh, Foreign Beggars and many more are enjoying the enthusiasm and originality which Baron Von Alias exudes, with a new album on the way and brand new Khrysis Produced track ‘Move Over’ as the lead single it seems there is alot more to come, sooner than you think. As the Baron proves 'Time waits for no man'.

On May 30th, the single will be released through all the major online retailers like Rhapsody, iTunes, Juno, Amazon, Bandcamp and others. 

For the latest updates, be sure to check out BVA at all of the sites below:

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/iamsteesh
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thisissteesh
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/steesh.haggie
Bandcamp: http://baronvonalias.bandcamp.com
iTunes: http://www.itunes.com/baronvonalias

 

 

PR: Trek Life's Group The Kilahertz Drop First Single


From Press Life:

PR: Trek Life's Group The Kilahertz Drop First Single

Greetings good people, hope this email finds you well.  As the summer of 2011 nears, we are finally preparing for new music releases from Trek Life.  We're extremely excited to present the newness that Trek Life has been working on.  The summer promises remixes of Trek Life's Everything Changed Nothing by Marv One, J.Bizness, A3, Bombay and more.  Followed by a 3 video release by J. Williams Washington of songs from Everything Changed Nothing.  Late summer/fall will bring the release of Trek Life's new album "Hometown Foreigner" produced by Maestroe of the critically acclaimed Los Angeles production team E.Super

As you can see we have an exciting summer to look forward to, with that being said Trek Life has also joined a "hybrid music collective" crew called "The Kilahertz."  The group features Trek Life as the emcee, violinist Jason Yang, producer Speesh Beats, & DJ Buddy.  The concept was brought together when DJ Buddy & Speesh Beats felt like the combination of different musical ideas yet hardworking personalities of the groups members would be able to come up with something dope if given the chance to vibe out in the studio.  The first song "I'm a King" proves DJ Buddy very correct.  With the release of the song and official video on April 25, The Kilahertz have seen over 12,000 views on youtube to date & a large amount of blog press including a spot on Big Boy of Power 106's site.  Please check out the video for "I'm a King" below.  We thank you for your time in reading this email and look forward to another great year of good music and moves.

MP3: Big Chief f/ Rick Ross - "Nate Dogg"


From DJ Smallz:

MP3: Big Chief f/ Rick Ross - "Nate Dogg"

TAKEN FROM

DJ SMALLZ - SOUTHERN SMOKE RADIO VOL. 2

COMING SOON

DOWNLOAD LINK: http://hulkshare.com/hxe5wmvpca92 .

PR: Neek The Exotic & Large Professor - "Still On The Hustle"


From Audible Treats:

Neek The Exotic & Large Professor Speak On Their New Album "Still On The Hustle"

Neek the Exotic & Large Professor take a moment during a studio session to send fans a brief message about their forthcoming full-length album, Still On The Hustle, dropping May 17th on Fat Beats Records. Both gripping the album, the hip-hop vets have one proclamation; this album is truly from the heart and is a joint effort between the two. Fans also get to sneak a peek at the album artwork and listen to special guest commentary on why the wait will be well worthwhile.

Watch Neek & Large Pro showing off the new album and talking about the project here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbEmUISN1UM .

MP3: Hot Rod - "Osama Bin Laden Is Dead"


From BF Blasts:

MP3: Hot Rod - "Osama Bin Laden Is Dead"

* http://www.mediafire.com/?34amavpl5yyhcmz *

Video: Bigg Jigg - "Gucci Girl"


From BWD Promotions:

Video: Bigg Jigg - "Gucci Girl"

Bigg Jigg found his place in the game and made his official introduction to the world back in 2005 on B.E.T’s 106 & Park Freestyle Friday. A knock out performance gave him the recognition he had been working and waiting for. He was the reigning champ for 4 consecutive weeks, and that was just the push he needed to launch his music career. “Life has a way of placing you in the right place at the right time,” Bigg Jigg says.

Bigg Jigg’s exposure and fan base emerged with an unstoppable force following his appearance on B.E.T. Since then he has toured in over 30 cities and Canada.  He has appeared on numerous mixtapes with well known DJ’s such as DJ Drama and DJ Smallz; and appeared on countless radio and television shows, including two appearances on NYC’s Video City, with host Nina B. Bigg Jigg also was a featured performer in Ohio, Florida and Virginia at the Hot Import Nights Car Show sponsored by Boost Mobile.

MP3: ScholarMan - "A Tree Grows" Free Download


From Soganic Music:

MP3: ScholarMan - "A Tree Grows" Free Download

Check out “A Tree Grows,” a single track download from ScholarMan with several different mixes featuring production from LabMatik, Coop D’Ville, Overlor, Silent War, Jonesy, X3M, Lagbara & Chad and an original self produced version.

Download it here:

http://scholarman.bandcamp.com

Other ScholarMan news:

"Reigndrops" Official Music Video http://youtu.be/wCpU_dfhCmw

"Lyrical Baptism" on MTV! http://tinyurl.com/3uytlca
Video: Raje - "You're Welcome" Intro by DJ Drama


From Sa'Cha:

Video: Raje - "You're Welcome" Intro by DJ Drama

Raje’ set to release his latest single “Loser” and  remix featuring Lil Wayne through Warner Music Group on May 3rd 2011.

Following a Co-sign by JAY-Z, a new video presented by DJ Drama, and moving his imprint to Warner Music Group, Raje’ is finally set to release his project through ASAP Media Group/ Warner Music Group.  The first single, “Loser “is to drop on May 3rd 2011. The young “So Fly” MC made headlines last year with the release of his club banger “So Fly” featuring Lil Wayne.  This new track “Loser” digs deep and inspires, sending a message that coming from the bottom there’s nothing to do but go up, and that people don’t necessarily have to be a victim of their circumstance.

Raje’ has proven his diversity and lyrical ability with numerous collaborations from artist everywhere from Akon to Snoop Doggpresents Tha Eastsidaz. He has vastly earned a reputation as a newcomer that can hold his own.  His current project, “Your Welcome” that is hosted by DJ Drama gives a preview to what’s in store. “Loser” will be available May 3rd, via ASAP/WMG Everywhere.

This new single is a sure pleaser for his large and ever growing fan base. With spins on local, internet, and college radio in the works, as well as a promotional tour set to begin June 2011, you should brace yourself to see this project take off. Features and Interviews connected to this Single and the deal with warner are currently being accepted.

Video: Sway - "Big Bad Wolf" (prod. Rednek)


From 730Promo:

Video: Sway - "Big Bad Wolf" (prod. Rednek)

With the coming release of "The Deliverance" later in 2011 Sway’s dropping a little something to wet your appetite. He can’t have you going hungry. Produced by Rednek this track brings us back to the raw darker side of Mr Derek Safo. Enjoy...

Link to Youtube Clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF-2XBUMvUI

Download Links:
Dirty : http://www.mediafire.com/?p3nptxncz85vpi1
Clean : http://www.mediafire.com/?3bwcxzcby3ir64u

Follow Sway on Twitter @SwayUK

Download: Steddy P & DJ-MAHF's "What Happened Tomorrow"


From Dan M:

Download: Steddy P & DJ-MAHF's "What Happened Tomorrow"

Steddy P & DJ-MAHF are currently wrapping up their 2 month long tour promoting their NEW album "What Happened Tomorrow."

What Happened Tomorrow, the new free album by Steddy P and DJ Mahf is a farewell record in a sense, rooted in sample based production with the duo's own contemporary approach. As with the duo's previous projects, it's Steddy on the rhymes and Mahf on the tables, but a sense of maturity and growth mark this release as a staple in the Midwest indie rap circuit. From uptempo anthems to the introspective artsy landscape, it's evident the sound is expanding. Steddy and Mahf never disappoint, weaving in and out of several genres of Hip Hop with the ease only a veteran group would possess.

Download here:

What Happened Tomorrow - Direct Download Link

More on DJ-MAHF

www.djmahf.com
www.facebook.com/djmahf
www.twitter.com/DJMAHF
http://www.dj-mahf.bandcamp.com/

More on Steddy P

www.steddyp.com
www.facebook.com/steddyp
www.twitter.com/steddyp
http://www.steddyp.bandcamp.com/

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