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Video: Mansion Tutt - "24 Hours Til Birth (Freestyle)"

Video: Mansion Tutt - "24 Hours Til Birth (Freestyle)"

Courtesy T.B.R. Independents.

* http://www.reverbnation.com/realmansiontutt *
* http://www.twitter.com/mansiontutt *

Press Release - VIA Rail presents: The Train of Thought Tour

Press Release - VIA Rail presents: The Train of Thought Tour

Courtesy Droppin Science Productions.

This Fall JUNO nominated artist Ghettosocks (Droppin' Science) along with SOCAN Award winner Muneshine (Droppin' Science), Ontario Hip Hop veteran Timbukutu (Droppin' Science), and West Coast recording artist Jeff Spec, will embark on a cross-Canada tour, travelling in style courtesy of VIA Rail.

The intrepid crew will be touring from coast to coast on a month-long journey beginning in St.John’s, Newfoundland, and ending in Victoria, British Colombia. Stopping in every province along the way, the "VIA Rail presents: The Train of Thought Tour" will transport the performers in style aboard VIA Rail trains, enjoying the full comforts and amenities offered by VIA Rail, while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the vast Canadian landscape.

The "VIA Rail presents: The Train of Thought Tour" involves over 20 dates in over 15 cities across Canada. Stay posted for exciting dates and show lineups with other major acts to be announced!

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Follow the tour at http://ontour.ghettosocks.com and http://www.facebook.com/VIARailPresentsTheTrainOfThoughtTour .

Press Release: A Taste of PIF

Press Release: A Taste of PIF

Courtesy of ArtistPR Music Wire.

Durell Richardson (Mr. PIF) was born in Denver, CO. With his mother being a poet and his father being an underground rap artist PIF was born with music in his soul. At the age of 11 PIF got his first Karaoke Machine for a Christmas present. On this day PIF's rap talent was born. PIF started out writing poetry at the age of 14 and wrote his song at the age of 16. Now 25 PIF has made many great records like "Da Way It Goes", "Let Me Speak", "Cook it, Cut it", "Leave Me Alone" and many more!

How I work...

I record all of music using Pro Tools 8, Mac book, a SHURE Dynamic Mic, and a mini MIDI board. My room is my studio and my passion is music so I'll do whatever it takes to put a good record out! So SUPPORT ME! Your love and support will be very much appreciated!

* http://www.reverbnation.com/osoofficialmrpif *

MP3: League510 - "Mos Def"

MP3: League510 - "Mos Def"

Courtesy Audible Treats.

Still riding the wave from the release of their debut retail EP, Believe In The League, TK, Monty, Mr. Knowitall, and DJ Blacksmith, collectively known as League510, have been keeping their fans content with a recent collection of new tracks, a run that started with the recent "Soul Of Synth" and continues with this latest track, "Mos Def." Keeping in League510 tradition, the new song combines a mixture of sharp verses and boisterous beats, the latter coming courtesy of producer T.K. Other Realm. "The inspiration behind this track," explains The League, "was basically to hit people wit a high energy slumper for the fist pumpers and Swag nation. We're doing us to the 3rd power, so get with the program or get some new software. L's up!"

* http://soundcloud.com/league510/mos-def *

Audio: Statik Selektah f/ Mac Miller, Josh Xantus - "Groupie Love"

Audio: Statik Selektah f/ Mac Miller, Josh Xantus - "Groupie Love"

Courtesy Matt B.

Latest single from Statik Selektah's 'Population Control' album with Mac Miller & Josh Xantus.

Statik Selektah's 'Population Control' album is in stores Monday, October 24th on Showoff Records / Duck Down Music Inc.

Statik Selektah "Groupie Love" feat. Mac Miller & Josh Xantus by duckdown

MP3: Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg & Mike Posner - "French Inhale"

MP3: Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg & Mike Posner - "French Inhale"

Courtesy M3W.

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

MP3: The Roots f/ Big K.R.I.T. - "Make My"

MP3: The Roots f/ Big K.R.I.T. - "Make My"

Courtesy of M3W.

* http://tinyurl.com/RapReviews-Roots-BigKRIT *

MP3: Foreign Legion f/ Raashan Ahmad - "Fast and Loose"

MP3: Foreign Legion f/ Raashan Ahmad - "Fast and Loose"

Courtesy Quality Control.

Don't miss the brand new single from Oakland, CA's very own Foreign Legion featuring our good friend Raashan Ahmad from the Crown City Rockers "Fast and Loose." Download it free, throw in on the Iphone 4S, email the link to your girlfriend or loved one, add it to your favorite playlist...

* http://qualitycontrol.bandcamp.com/track/foreign-legion-fast-and-loose-feat-raashan-ahmad *

The duo of Prozack Turner and Marc Stretch team-up with Raashan Ahmad for a fast paced spitfest that DJ's and critics alike are agreeing is one of the true gems from the recently released Foreign Legion full length "Night Moves." Produced by FL's own Prozack Turner, the no holds barred banger features line after colorful line of downloadable magic including lines like "Even Sister Souljah says that I'm a handsome devil.." and "that's risky like f****n' on your grandma's sofa." The joint is fire.

You can catch Foreign Legion this Friday night at the infamous CMJ Music Marathon Festival in NYC. The Info:
Kenny's Castaway
157 Bleeker St
Friday Oct. 21st 11pm!
Hope to see you all there!

PR: Yung Nation - The Next Big Thing in Dallas

PR: Yung Nation - The Next Big Thing in Dallas

Courtesy of Nancy B.

Dallas, TX - You'd be forgiven for thinking that "iYess", the title of Yung Nation's recent mixtape is a tribute of sorts to Apple or Steve Jobs but in fact it's just one of many vernacular terms invented by the Dallas duo and picked up by their many loyal supporters; 'iyess' - an over-exaggeration of the affirmative, a super YES, if you will. 25,000+ downloads since it's release and 750,000 YouTube views means the Texas up-and-comers are earning their 'stats', or stripes, in Nation-speak. Even nation has been converted from its accepted noun form to mean 'good looking out'; 'that favor you did for me yesterday was Nation.' There are many more examples; 'nupid' - stupid x2, 'skurr' - 'I'm leaving' and 'stat outs' aka promiscuous girls, but I don't want to take all the fun out of discovering it all as you go along.

Dallas as a hip hop market has always been known for being somewhat insular with few nationwide breakouts but before you dismiss this as another example of Dallas being Dallas, take note. Youth across the globe have uploaded thousands of videos to YouTube depicting themselves dancing to Yung Nation's music; garnering over a million views collectively, their single, "Club Rock (Errbody Rockin')" is one of the most popular songs across the Southeast and even college marching bands across the region are incorporating the guys' music into their routines. Not bad for a group that has existed only a little over a year in its present form.

Publicity hype you say? Alas, no. The Yung Nation movement is, in fact, coming soon to a young person's ears near you. Feel free to 'skitz out.'

Stream "iYess" on DatPiff - http://www.datpiff.com/Yung-Nation-iyess-The-Mixtape.237249.html .

Check out the 'stats' on their YouTube channel  - http://www.youtube.com/user/YungNationBlast#p/a/u/1/Q6aZXNI3npg .

"Club Rock (Errbody Rockin')" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXlWxabyJUM .

Follow us on Twitter via @YungNationBlast & @RapPublicist

MP3: Filip Filipi f/ Laws - "Kosovka"

MP3: Filip Filipi f/ Laws - "Kosovka"

Courtesy Filip Filipi.

Introducing "Kosovka," the latest single from Filip Filipi. The song is a collaborative effort with J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League/Asylum Records rapper Laws. Production was handled by 3 time Grammy winner Deezle, known for his work with Lil Wayne (ie Lollipop, Let The Beat Build), and Jonathan Lee, who was also behind Filipi's first single "Big City Chaser"

All proceeds of the song will go towards charities in Kosovo to purchase medical equipment and supplies. There's more info on www.28jun.org

Download Link (Please Stream on your site): http://hulkshare.com/026y5boiflim
Stream: http://soundcloud.com/filipfilipi/filip-filipi-kosovka-feat-laws
Stream: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqDipN14LeM
Purchase (iTunes): http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/kosovka-feat.-laws-single/id472541521
Alternative Link (Bandcamp): http://filipfilipi.bandcamp.com/track/kosovka-ft-laws

Cover Art: http://filipfilipi.tumblr.com/post/11566162677

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