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Audio: DJ Speakerfoxxx on Sway in the Morning (@SPEAKERFOXXX)

Audio: DJ Speakerfoxxx on Sway in the Morning

Ms.RC: Speakerfoxxx has toured as the official DJ for Rittz and Three 6 Mafia's Gangsta Boo, and played sets at NY Fashion Week, Miamiís Art Basel, South By Southwest, A3C Hip Hop Festival, and TomorrowWorld.

Video: The Last American B-Boy - "Tagged" (@DiamondMedia360 @LASAMERICANBBOY)

Video: The Last American B-Boy - "Tagged"

DM360: Is social media destroying our lives? By making us less productive, and more self conscious with the constant need to feel validated through likes and the endless selfies. If you find yourself among this populations of people, then you'll dig the latest video from The Last American B-Boy.

Documentary: @TooShort @E40 @TajaiMassey Feature in What Is A @RealBeedaWeeda? (@AudibleTreats)

Documentary: Too $hort, E-40, Tajai Feature in What Is A Beeda Weeda?

A.T.: What Is A Beeda Weeda? is the question and name of the mini documentary following Bay Area rapper Beeda Weeda. The documentary includes testimonials from Too $hort, E-40, Tajai of the Souls of Mischief/Hieroglyphics, and B-Legit, and follows the release of Beeda Weeda's recent album Too $hort Presents: Beeda Weeda's Bass Rock Babies, which is available on iTunes now and features Too $hort, E-40, B-Legit, 1.O.A.K, Richie Rich, J Stalin, Clyde Carson, Gunplay, Young Gully and more.

M-Dot - Praverbs (Earl Patrick McNease Tribute) prod. Jerz (@RevOfEMS @MDotBoston @PTheWyse)

M-Dot - Praverbs (Earl Patrick McNease Tribute) prod. by Jerz

Chris: A tribute to the emcee/blogger Praverb that we all knew and loved. He had called M-Dot the night before he passed and when M-Dot got the News yesterday, he took to the studio to vent the only way he knows how over this beat by Jerz. RIP Earl.
Grammy Award Winner @Lecrae's New Album Anomaly Debuts At #1 In US

Grammy Award Winner Lecrae's New Album Anomaly Debuts At #1 In US

Stache: On Tuesday, Sept. 9th, Grammy-award winning hip-hop artist Lecrae released his seventh studio album, Anomaly to critical acclaim. The album has now officially debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart as well as several other Billboard charts including, Digital Album, Rap Album, Christian Album and Gospel Album. As noted by Billboard Magazine, "Anomaly is the Grammy winner's sixth No. 1 on the Gospel Albums chart and his fifth leader on Christian Albums." Consequently this means that, "Anomaly is the first title to crown both Gospel Albums and the Billboard 200, and just the fifth set to lead both Christian Albums and the Billboard 200."

Lecrae is celebrating his fans this week with a digital billboard in Times Square (47th St at Broadway St). He encourages fans to embrace what makes them an Anomaly by tweeting their own handwritten message to #Anomaly. Fan pictures will be shared on the official Lecrae Times Square billboard. He's also providing fans with a bonus track titled Non-Fiction and it is available as a free download here.

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PR: @DJShadow @Cut_Chemist Announce Additional Tour Dates

DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist Announce Additional Tour Dates


Due to popular demand, DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist's vinyl-only Renegades of Rhythm tour is continuing throughout November and expanding into new markets across the U.S. and Canada.

These two world-renowned artists and turntablists are spinning the well-loved and well-worn vinyl from the record collection of the founding father of hip-hop and "Master of Records," Afrika Bambaataa.

Shadow and Cut kicked off the tour with two sold-out shows at NYC's Irving Plaza where Bambaataa himself watched from the balcony as the duo pulled his vinyl collection apart and mixed a nostalgic set that chronicled and honored the genre that influenced so many others.

Visuals for the tour are supplied by acclaimed video director, multimedia producer and regular DJ Shadow collaborator Ben Stokes. The tour is produced by Jamal Chalabi and Backlash Management.

9/18 - Austin, TX - ACL Live
9/19 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
9/20 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
9/22 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom
9/23 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
9/24 - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theater
9/26 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
9/27 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen
9/29 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
10/1 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
10/2 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
10/3 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
10/4 - San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
10/6 Arcata, CA - Humboldt State University
10/7 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
10/8 - Seattle, WA - Neptune
10/9 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
11/6 - Pawtucket, RI - The Met
11/8 - Montreal, QC - Corona
11/10 - Syracuse, NY - The Westcott Theater
11/11 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
11/14 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
11/15 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
11/17 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
11/20 - Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre
11/21 - Saskatoon, SK - O'Brien's Event Centre
11/22 - Edmonton, AB - Encore at WEM
11/23 - Calgary, AB - Flames Central
11/25 - Oakland, CA - The Fox
@MegaRan: LA and All Points East - New Tour!

Mega Ran: LA and All Points East - New Tour!

MAN! the UK/EU tour was AMAZING! I met new and old fans, made friends and memories that will last forever. Thank you all who attended, and who donated to make it possible. please let me know if you donated high enough to get a souvenir, I need your address! thanks!

Home for a sec, then TOURING! again! last tour of the year, then maaaad rest! Dates and locations:


Sep 18 Yucca Tap Room Tempe, AZ
Sep 20 Music Room Oklahoma City, OK
Sep 21 The Demo St Louis, MO
Sep 22 The Drinkery Cincinnati, OH
Sep 23 Belvedere's Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 24 Spike Hill Brooklyn, NY
Sep 26 Muncheez Beckley, WV
Sep 27 New Brookland Tavern Columbia, SC
Sep 28 12th and Porter Nashville, TN
Sep 29 Snug Harbor Charlotte, NC
Sep 30 Music Room Atlanta, GA
Oct 01 the geek easy Orlando, FL
Oct 03-05 Tomodachi Fest Boise, ID
Oct 09 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
Oct 11 The Door Dallas, TX
Oct 13 SHRINE Tulsa, OK
Oct 14 john barleycorns Wichita, KS
Oct 15 The Underground, Santa Fe, NM
Oct 16 Green Room (???)
Oct 18 Blue Lagoon Santa Cruz, CA

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This week, MEGA RAN drops in to give us an update on his life and career, including his recent tour with the Lo-Classics, and its newly-released documentary, Mega-Lo-Mania! We'll be playing Mega Ran's greatest hits all night, from the original Mega Ran albums, to Black Materia and Forever Famicom, to Language Arts, to his 2014 singles and collabs!

SKYBLEW single #2!

If you remember, there was an "Hey Arnold" episode named "Sally's Comet" and the episode was about a comet that only passes by once every 70 years. Arnold and Gerald couldn't see the comet though, because too many lights were blocking the view of the night sky.. So, Sky took that concept and made it relate to our world. Most times, people miss out on all that life has to offer because they are burying their faces in lights; cell phones, laptops, video games, etc. There's nothing wrong with it, but sometimes you have to turn the lights off, if you wanna see the stars. Life is an adventure, go and experience it. This song explains that concept more in-depth. The song is produced by England producer @OhGenius with saxophone by AlgoRhythmic (of The Digi Destined) and featuring the talented vocalist @Sugelema! SkyBlew's UNmodern Life will be out this month via RandomBeats, Productions!
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The Manual - download episode 1!

If you missed it, here's a download for The Manual. Hip Hop and Gaming News, and music! New Episodes coming soon!

New Review of The Otherworld EP!
Big ups to Rapreviews who gave the EP an 8 out of 10!
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Video: Compton's AV "Run Me My Money" (@AvLMKR @torohfilms @JoeBayer @BugsyOnThaBeat)

Compton's AV Premieres Official "Run Me My Money" Visuals On Revolt TV

Joe: Produced by Bugsy On Tha Beat, "Run Me My Money" comes to life thanks to Hector Toro and James Bahman of Toroh Films. The visuals start off with a business meeting where AV demands to be paid and the businessmen have no choice but to run him his money. After getting the cash, AV is off to the streets of Compton to link up with his homies, eventually finding himself at a packed pool party where boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. makes a cameo.

Hudson Mohawke Live Video Feat. @BustaRhymes @EricWareheim and @FlyingLotus

Hudson Mohawke Live Video Feat. Busta Rhymes, Eric Wareheim and Flying Lotus

CC: On August 22 in Los Angeles, Ray-Ban and Boiler Room partnered for a warehouse spectacular presented by Hudson Mohawke. Created in collaboration with Warp Records and art directed by LuckyMe Studio, with a line up at the forefront of breaking electronic music, the event was broadcasted live around the globe.

Video: "I Love Princess Superstar" Episode 1 (@PSuperstar)

Video: "I Love Princess Superstar" Episode 1

Zach: Princess Superstar has premiered the first episode from her new show, I Love Princess Superstar, on her YouTube channel. Co-starring her husband Miguel and their 3-year-old daughter Siren, the three-part web series chronicles the life of the pop culture trailblazer as she makes her grand return to the world of hip hop while balancing family life in the Upper East Side.

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