Tum Tum Joins 2012 Smokers Club Tour - Eat or Get Ate 2 Album Coming in Fall
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Known for his smooth flow and unique Southern flare, Dallas rapper Tum Tum is hitting his stride after delivering nearly a decade's worth of respected lyricism.
Now signed to label and management company HULK Entertainment, the Texas titan is ready to embark upon a new phase of his career.
Tum Tum's current single "Yeah Doe" featuring fellow HULK artists B-Hamp and Dorrough Music is making waves on radio and iTunes, and his upcoming video for the song will also feature a verse from former Dirty South Rydaz partner Big Tuck.
On August 8, 2012, Tum Tum will take on a portion of the nationwide Smoker's Club Tour, joining stops throughout Texas and Oklahoma. Headlined by Three 6 Mafia's Juicy J, the tour will feature several acts including Smoke DZA, Joey Bada$$ and Chevy Woods.
This Fall, Tum Tum will release Eat or Get Ate 2, the follow up to his 2007 major label debut Eat or Get Ate (T-Town/Universal Republic). Although it's been five years between albums, Tum Tum is confident that fans will connect immediately to his new songs.
"I'm putting my all in this album," Tum Tum asserts. "So far we have production from Play N Skillz, Cardo, RMB Justize, Yung Shun and Bux, who produced my new single 'Yeah Doe'. I have collabs with Curren$y, Dorrough Music, Freddie Gibbs and a couple more of the homies. It's definitely going to be big!"
Although he is independent now, Tum Tum knows he's in good hands with HULKent, as they recently partnered in an incredible distribution and marketing deal with eOne Entertainment for music, film and television ventures.
"Going with HULKent was one of the best moves I've made thus far in my career," says Tum Tum. "They want the best for their artists, and you can't say that about a lot of people. With my relationships and theirs, we are turning up for Texas."
As he hits the road on The Smokers Club Tour next month, Tum Tum is assured that he has a lot to be thankful for and much to look forward to.
"I really want my longtime fans and new fans to see the indie grind I'm on. I've had sneakers come out, and a deal with New Era and YUMS. I'm also working with the T.I.T.S. clothing brand on some things. I've got the new single buzzing, and this is all from focused, independent hustle. It's hard times for most people right now - we all have to work harder than before, and I think people will respect where I'm coming from."
Tum Tum Smokers Club Tour Dates 8/08 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Farmers Market - Tickets 8/09 - Dallas, TX @ Trees - Tickets 8/11 - Austin, TX @ Beauty Ballroom - Tickets 8/12 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit - Tickets
For more information on Tum Tum go to HulkEntertainment.com and follow him at Twitter.com/Zillaman.
Block Starz Music Releases Crown Caesar's "Diesel" As 3rd Single From Southern Compilation
Blacklist Music LLC recording artist Crown Caesar has dropped the official music video to his regional hit single, "Diesel", which has been smashing mixtapes and the streets throughout the Carolinas for the past few months. "Diesel", which is featured on Block Starz Music's, www.blockstarzmusic.com, "Down South Block Starz" compilation (now available on iTunes), is poised to introduce Crown Caesar to a national audience.
Caesar, who is a product of the streets of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, is one of Wake County's (located about 20 miles south of Raleigh) most skilled independent artists and also one of its most accomplished, having sold over 4000 copies of his 2008 debut "Swervin' Music" and nearly 10,000 copies of his street albums, "Crown Caesar I" (2009) and "Crown Caesar II" (2010).
"Diesel" is the third single released from the 12-track "Down South Block Starz" compilation, following "Macho Man" by Louisiana rappers Delwin the Krazyman and Ceddy Bu Rap Sumo and "Blowin Swishas In Tha House" by Alabama's Loced Out Ent. featuring Lil Young of Swisha House.
"Down South Block Starz" is the fourth installment of its regional compilation series which began in 2009 with the critically-acclaimed "West Coast Block Starz". The series is credited with featuring the national debuts of, then unsigned, major label artists Wiz Khalifa ("East Coast Block Starz") and Machine Gun Kelly ("Midwest Block Starz").
Video: John Robinson & Kyo Itachi - "Mystical Strings"
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Magnificent Ruffians present the EXTRA CREDIT album! Featuring Awol One, BlakKing, Owbese Emcee, Chainsaw Mike and King Jesk. The theme of this album is education. Each song is inspired by some type of class one might take in school. We took the course title and flipped it into some dope hip hop for all the Mag Ruff fans out there. Pay close attention to the samples on this album. Many of them have something to do with a movie that had school involved in it, in one way or another. As far as the samples go, this is defiantly going to be a classic album! Download it, and take a journey back in time to when people learned something new everyday and the sky was the limit. Peace!
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