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Video: Bad News Brown - "Reign" (R.I.P.)

R.I.P. Paul Frappier a/k/a Bad News Brown.

MP3: Void Pedal - "Looking Glass"

From Fieldwerk Recordings:

MP3: Void Pedal - "Looking Glass"

Here is "Looking Glass", the first single from Chicago producer Void Pedal's new instrumental CD/LP/DL, 'Omni Colour' and may be made available for free download. 

'Omni Colour' will be released February 22, 2011 on Fieldwerk Recordings.

Void Pedal has a new video for "Night-time Butterfly", also from 'Omni Colour', directed by Raymond Salvatore Harmon

On Omni-Colour, Chicago based producer Void Pedal offers a vast array of instrumentals ranging from the dark and atmospheric "Let It Fall" to upbeat party jams

"Looking Glass" and "Parachute".  Omni-Colour combines a traditional hip hop approach of sampling drum breaks with well structured layers of accessible analog synthesizer riffs to create genre defying hip hop instrumentals with a pop sensibility. 

Void Pedal recently toured the U.S. with Pigeon John, DJ Abilities and Dark Time Sunshine in support

of his debut EP release, The Void Pedal EP (Fieldwerk), available as a free download at     

Void Pedal will be on the Busdriver/Dark Time Sunshine tour the following dates:

  • 2/16 in Oakland, CA @ The Stork
  • 2/17 in Woodland, CA @ The Stag
  • 2/18 in Los Angeles, CA @ Airliner
  • 2/19 in Las Vegas, NV @ Daddy Mac's
  • 2/23 in San Diego, CA @ Kava Lounge
  • 2/24 in Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
  • 2/25 in Tempe, AZ @ Red Owl
  • 2/26 in Yuma, AZ @ Cervezas
  • 2/27 in Las Vegas, NV @ Daddy Mac's
  • 3/1 in Albuquerque, NM @ The Spot
  • 3/2 in Cortez, CO @ Blondie's
  • 3/3 in Fort Collins, CO @ Hodie's Half Note
  • 3/4 in Telluride, CO @ Streaming Beam
  • 3/5 in Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
  • 3/6 in Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
  • 3/8 in San Marcos, TX @ Tripple Crown
  • 3/9 in San Antonio, TX @ Pedicab Bar & Grill
  • 3/10 in Austin, TX @ Red 7
  • 3/11 in Dallas, TX @ Arnetic
  • 3/14 in Chicago, IL @ The Abbey
  • 3/15 in Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
  • 3/18 in Bozeman, MT @ Zebra Lounge
  • 3/19 in Missoula, MT @ The Palace
Void Pedal's media kit is available for download at:


Video: Brentalfloss - "Banjo-Kazooie With Lyrics"

Video: Brentalfloss - "Banjo-Kazooie With Lyrics"

MP3: Timbaland f/ Keri Hilson - "You Lied, You Cheated"

From M3W:

MP3: Timbaland f/ Keri Hilson - "You Lied, You Cheated"

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MP3: Yak Ballz - "DSMU"

From Definitive Jux:

MP3: Yak Ballz - "DSMU"

Word on the streets is that Yak Ballz is releasing a track a month from his highly anticipated record Gas Galaxy.  Here is the first in the series and it's a banger. Check it.

Khrome x Atari Blitzkrieg x Sadat X - "Times Moves On and On"

From Godsendant Music:

Khrome x Atari Blitzkrieg x Sadat X - "Times Moves On and On"

Off of the new Krohme + Atari Blitzkrieg EP, available on Valentine's Day.

Krohme + Atari Blitzkrieg - Times Moves On and On feat. Sadat X. Produced by Krohme.


Atari Blitzkrieg - Kick, Punch, Fight, Rhyme - Featuring Akrobatik, Moka Only, Louis Logic, Roc C, LMNO, Vast Aire, Breez Evahflowin, Mike McTernan of Damnation A.D., Existereo & Krohme.

NYC Underground Emcee Creature to Work w/ 2011 Grammy Winner

Music Icon Al Bell (Stax Records and Motown Records) and New York Artistpreneur Creature (Coffee Grind Media) Partner on “Stylemakers-Rulebreakers Music Series” in New York City

The partnership between Bell and Creature will officially be announced at the new Harlem Aloft Hotel located at 2296 Frederick Douglass Avenue New York, NY 10027 on Wednesday February 23rd from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, with special musical performance by young teen rock sensation and NYC’S own Graveshift.

Al Bell received a 2011 GRAMMY® Trustees Award, the highest honor recognizing individuals for outstanding contribution to the music industry in a non-performing capacity.

Bell became a co-owner of Stax Records and grew the company into the second-largest black-owned business of the 70’s. Now at 70, he seems newly invigorated and has discovered New York artistpreneur Siddiq Booker AKA Creature.

After selling more than 12,000 copies of his debut album, “Never Say Die,” directly to fans in less than a year, Creature wrote a book about his “on-the grind” experiences in order to teach the art of independent entrepreneurship in hip-hop, “The Underdog’s Manifesto: A Guerilla Artist’s Path to Independence.” When you acknowledge that this is Creature’s daily routine, it becomes clear that this MC is the perfect example of hip hop grind. Creature hosts a monthly artist showcase call "the Coffee Grind" in Soho for new artist who seek his knowledge from across the globe.

Bell and Creature are partnering to take this live music performance platform to another level. The music series will offer patron’s access to tastemaker events featuring unsigned artists as well as special guest appearances by today’s recognized superstar entertainers and legendary artists. Bell and Booker are creating an “iconoclasts” of creative visionaries whose passion for what they do will transform music culture.

Twice a month a collection of artists will appear before their peers asking for their support and allegiance to a career that can be elevating and deconstruct in the same breath. While several hundred may witness it in person, millions around the world may capture the visual spectacle through virtual realization by many derivatives of electronic media.

We featured Creature on RapReviews in 2007.
Video: Funkmaster Flex Talks Lil Wayne, Drake, LL

From Future iMag:

Video: Funkmaster Flex Talks Lil Wayne, Drake, LL

Video: Yung Humma f/ Flynt Flossy - "Lemme Smang It"

Video: Yung Humma f/ Flynt Flossy - "Lemme Smang It"

Video: 8 Bit Duane vs. The Plasmas - "Contra 2010"

Video: 8 Bit Duane vs. The Plasmas - "Contra 2010"

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