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Kottonmouth Kings Celebrate 4/20 With 'My Garden' Video


From Kerosene Media:

Kottonmouth Kings Celebrate Stoner Holiday With The Release Of 'My Garden' Video

The Kottonmouth Kings are celebrating this year’s stoner holiday with the release of their new video for the track for “My Garden” at the group’s newly renovated website online at www.KottonmouthKings.com. The song is the single from Kottonmouth Kings new digital “Legalize It” EP, which is now available through digital retailers.
 
The “Legalize It” EP embraces the hypnotic, positive vibrations of Kottonmouth Kings’ sound. "Rise Above" rallies the group's army of fans to soar above those that would hold you back with a powerful funk hook, while the breezy flowing rhythms and positive vibrations of "My Garden" are simply contagious. The reggae flavored protest track “Soon Come” feels like the group is channeling the ghost of Bob Marley while challenging the listeners to question the war on drugs, and “Defy Gravity” closes the EP with the group flexing their melodic prowess over the top of an irresistible acoustic hook.
 
The “Legalize It” digital EP is being served as an appetizer for Kottonmouth Kings upcoming full-length studio album “The Sunrise Sessions”, which is set for a July 19th release through Suburban Noize Records.
 
The Kottonmouth Kings will celebrate the release of the EP with a series of special festival shows beginning on April 17th in Pozo, CA. Kottonmouth Kings are currently streaming the new track "Ganja Daze" from the group's "Legalize It" EP online http://www.noisecreep.com/2011/04/19/kottonmouth-kings-song-premiere/ .
 
KOTTONMOUTH KINGS TOUR DATES:
Apr 20 - Pomona, CA @ Fox Theatre
Apr 22 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Apr 23 - Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont

Video: Pusha T - "My God"


From RMG:

Video: Pusha T - "My God"

PR: Soulja Boy Prepares Juice Mixtape Releasing April 20


From Greg Miller:

Soulja Boy Prepares Juice Mixtape Releasing April 20

April 2011 - Multi-platinum viral marketing wizard Soulja Boy will release his latest mixtape Juice at midnight on April 20th via mixtape hosting site livemixtapes.com.  The mixtape, with inspired artwork from 2Pac's 1992 classic film of the same name, is presented by Atlanta's DJ Scream and DJ Swamp Izzo and will feature 22 tracks.  DJ Scream says, "Soulja Boy's new mixtape is his best to date.  It still has that young vibrant energy that his music has always possessed, but in a more mature fashion."  

Music video director Rage, responsible for Soulja's biggest music videos including "Crank That" and "Kiss Me Thru The Phone," is on board to direct three official music videos for mixtape songs "Juice," "Zan With That Lean," and "That Right" featuring Diamond from Crime Mob.  Following the music video releases will be the Juice inspired mini-movie that will feature Soulja Boy, the SODMG roster and cast members from the original film.

"I'm always in touch with my fans and thinking of new ideas to stay fresh and original" states Soulja Boy.  "A lot of thought and planning went behind the Juice concept.  I hope they like it."

Soulja Boy released an unofficial "Zan With That Lean" music video virally last week which received praises online in anticipation of the mixtape.  A link for the audio of the song is below with an unofficial "Juice" music video link and link to download the mixtape that will be live at midnight on April 20th.

"ZAN WITH THAT LEAN" AUDIO LINK

"JUICE" VIRAL MUSIC VIDEO

JUICE MIXTAPE DOWNLOAD LINK

JUICE MIXTAPE TRACKLIST:

1. Juice
2. Mistress
3. Make It Go
4. Soulja Boy Speaks (Interlude)
5. Racks Freestyle
6. Zan With That Lean f. Kwony Cash & J Money
7. Too Juiced Up
8. Buku
9. Soulja Boy 4-20 (Interlude)
10. Rich Hoe f. Lil B
11. Throwin Money Up  f. Calico Jones
12. Stacks f. Roscoe Dash & J Money
13. Lemme F***
14. Kickstand f. Tonio
15. Body f. Calico Jonez
16. That Right f. Diamond of Crime Mob
17. Numbas f. J Money & 2 Chainz
18. Money In A Trash Bag
19. J Money Checks In
20. Shawty Got Racks
21. Soulja Boy Outro
22. Money Gang Anthem

MP3: Elusive & Arsun F!st - "Love"


From Fly Def Music:

MP3: Elusive & Arsun F!st - "Love"

Fly Definition Music is proud to announce the upcoming instrumental album from L.A. based producer Elusive who has worked with Planet Asia, Aceyalone, Eligh and many more. Elusive returns with a new instrumental album titled "Beat Placement" that will be released May 3rd on Fly Definition. In promotion for the upcoming album, Fly Definition Music has paired up the producer with upcoming emcee's who will be releasing projects of their own on Fly Definition in the near future. The third track from the promo series is Jacksonville, FL based emcee Arsun F!st, who is working on a new EP to be released this Summer. This is the 3rd of 4 free downloads that will be released each week in the month of April.

Elusive "Beat Placement" Fly Definition Music in stores May 3rd!

Elusive & Arsun F!st "Love" MP3
Video: J. Sands f/ Nila Kay - "Music Makes Me High"


From BUKA Entertainment:

Video: J. Sands f/ Nila Kay - "Music Makes Me High"

Video: iLLmind - "Going Behind the Curtain Pt. 1"


From Nature Sounds:

Video: iLLmind - "Going Behind the Curtain Pt. 1"

Illmind's first ever solo project Behind The Curtain will be available digitally tomorrow (with a physical version to follow on May 3rd), and the acclaimed producer is celebrating with a new video series.  In the videos, Ill gives a fans a look behind the scenes, explaining his beginnings in the game, his production methods, his thoughts on working with hip-hop royalty (50 Cent, Little Brother, Redman, Scarface, etc.), and more.  Watch Pt. 1 now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ttQYgZaVrs.

Video: M.I.A. & Shaft D.A. - "Lethal Poison"


From Shaft D.A.:

Video: M.I.A. & Shaft D.A. - "Lethal Poison"

MIXTAPE: RISE, PUFF & GRIND>>   http://www.datpiff.com/Lil-Wayne-Dj-Whiteowl-Dj-Don-P-Rise-Puff-Grind-mixtape.207398.html

1st SINGLE: WHY YOU MAD>>  http://hulkshare.com/6yxqqfuvqrpi

2nd SINGLE: GETTIN TWISTED>>  http://hulkshare.com/pnnx3e1mdnbb
 
     Coming from Brooklyn, New York, emerging Hip-Hop artist Shaft D.A has no other choice but to grind, hustle and go hard or go home. To prove that he is here to stay, Shaft D.A released his fifth and long awaited mixtape "Rise, Puff & Grind", hosted by DJ WhiteOwl and DJ Don P.
PR: DJ Quickie Mart presents "It Just Don't Stop"


From Dunn Deal PR:

DJ Quickie Mart presents "It Just Don't Stop"

brought to you by FatKidOnFire.com
on Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/djquickiemart/itjustdontstop/s-Laz4l
Divshare: http://www.divshare.com/direct/14556974-8a9.zip
DJQuickieMart.com 
Quickie Mart on Twitter | Quickie Mart on Facebook

Fresh off a slew of live dates across America, New Orleans-bred, L.A.-based producer/deejay Quickie Mart presents the aptly-named It Just Don't Stop, a free mixtape of some of the underground's most influential tunes, remixed Quickie Mart style. In the last two years alone he has released three volumes of the Haze Diaries mixtape series with rapper Gotham Green, featuring Freddie Gibbs and Planet Asia. Gypsyphonic Disko, his klezmer/New Orleans bounce/hip-hop fusion project with Ben Ellman of Galactic, was included in Nerve.com's Five Albums You Should Be Listening To Right Now, and his Brain Salad Surgery mashup tape was released in late 2009. See below for May tour dates across the country.

Video: Kyle Rapps - "Rent Remix" Feat. KRS-One


From Audible Treats:

Video: Kyle Rapps - "Rent Remix" Feat. KRS-One

As Kyle Rapps continues to celebrate the release of his debut EP, Re-Edutainment, the NJ-born, NY-based emcee is excited to release his second video from the project for the song, "Rent (Remix)" featuring the legendary KRS-One. Fans may remember the original, released back when Kyle was still performing under the moniker Black Skeptik, but this new version of the video provides a darker feel, a perfect pairing with the vibe felt through the song's instrumental and message. "I wanted to remix the original 'Rent' song that I did with KRS-One and add a more serious and dramatic vibe to strike a chord with landlords and tenants worldwide," says Kyle. The video begins in Kyle's dank and dimly lit apartment amidst the hustle and bustle of Harlem streets. Cutting to homeless children on the sidewalk begging for spare change, the video makes a bold statement on the plight of families living in the city struggling to survive. The setting goes even further showing young boys and girls picketing in front of an establishment carrying signs, both in protest and despair, reading, "I Have Kids to Feed" and "Rent is Too Damn High!" In the midst of the shocking images and omnimous overtones in Kyle Rapps' revamped video, his main message is clearly delivered: "Stop raising rent. Know your tenant rights."

Video: Mike Beatz - "Signal"


From Semp Rok:

Video: Mike Beatz - "Signal"

Here is the first video released for Mike Beatz & Adonis' upcoming album  Boom Bap. "Signal" is a solo joint by Mike Beatz , which is produced by Adonis and has him touching on an introspective situation; questioning life. UnkleLuc provides the perfect imagery for this video. Boom Bap the Album will be released next week and features  Guilty Simpson, AZ, Reks, Termonology, Royce Da 5'9" and more.  Much love and respect.


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