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Video: KeeM The FranchiZe - "Still Standing"


From ISLH:

Video: KeeM The FranchiZe - "Still Standing"

Rapper KeeM The FranchiZe (Detroit, MI native | Houston, TX resident) and Producer D. DoRohnGough (Detroit,MI) join forces to present to you: Channel 1.

This free album is Hip Hop like you’ve never seen before. The concept is simple: Taking TV shows, both past and present, and creating a Hip Hop master piece.

Hip Hop’s newest phenom KeeM The FranchiZe along with new highly acclaimed producer D. DoRohn Gough, has created a superior album laced with dope tracks and lyrical content that’s unparalleled! This combination of TV shows, production, and rhymes is a force to be reckoned with.

Video: Juice McCain Performing at Fader/VitaminWater Show


From TJM:

Video: Juice McCain Performing at Fader/VitaminWater Show

Juice McCain was the headlining act for The Fader / VitaminWater uncapped LIVE show in Phoenix, AZ on March 30, 2011.  Club Red in Tempe was sold out and packed all night.  Check out the video below of Juice McCain shutting the show down.  Special thank you to Photos By Gates for providing the exclusive video.

PR: Snoop Dogg's New Label Signs Lynda Sayyah


From Yo! PR:

Snoop Dogg's New Label Signs Lynda Sayyah

Block Starz Music LLC is proud to announce the signing of beautiful Indianapolis, Indiana recording artist Lynda Sayyah to rap icon Snoop Dogg's newly-formed Dogg Town Music Group.

Lynda, whose debut single "Tickin'" is featured on Block Starz Music's first all-female compilation, "She Got Next 2011" (June 21), is a trilingual (Spanish, Arabic, and English) singer with 5-octave range. Voted "Indy's Sexiest Musician" by Metromix Magazine, Lynda's sound is a fusion of Pop, Rock, R&B, and contemporary middle eastern melodies combined with lyrics that reflect her own life struggles.

"I come from a very strict Arab-Muslim family," says Lynda, who is of Palestinian and German descent. "I grew up feeling suffocated by double standards against women and just trying to be a normal kid. A lot of my music exudes these struggles and I think a lot of girls of every nationality can relate to me."

Lynda Sayyah's undeniable beauty and talent immediately caught the eyes and ears of Dogg Town Music Group, a new Los Angeles/Long Beach, California-based record company founded in 2010 by Jason "Cup" Brown, his cousin Calvin "Snoop Dogg" Broadus, Charles "Beach Dogg" Howard II, and Shatto Brown, who promptly signed her to the upstart label.

"We are looking for one timers or one-in-a-million talent, meaning talent that can only exist once in a lifetime,” says Dogg Town COO Shatto Brown of the decision to sign Lynda as the First Lady Of DTMG. "There can only be one Michael Jackson, one Madonna, one Snoop Dogg, one Metallica -- we only want talent like that. Lynda is every bit of that. She is an amazing vocalist, beautiful, a great songwriter, and she deserves the opportunity to have the world know all of this."

In addition to Lynda Sayyah, the Dogg Town Music roster includes rap artists Poppa Heat, M-Dot, and the label is currently working a merger with T-Pain's Nappy Boy Productions to release the incredibly talented quartet One Chance.

"We feel very strongly about working with T-Pain on this [One Chance] project," says Shatto Brown. "We feel that Pain is an amazing talent and to get Dogg and Pain to come together with Dogg Town we can do things unheard of."

Lynda Sayyah's explosive dance single, "Tickin'", will be available for download on iTunes June 21 as part of Block Starz Music's anticipated "She Got Next 2011" compilation EP.

- For more information and to read Lynda Sayyah's full story, visit www.shegotnext.com .
- For more information on Dogg Town Music, visit www.doggtownent.com .

ARTIST PICTURE: www.yo-pr.com/pictures/lynda_sayyah.jpg .
VIDEO DROP: www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOuwu5bevQw .

MP3: J Rawls f/ Diamond D, Kev Brown, Oh No - "Best Producer on the Mic"


From Wise Intelligent:

MP3: J Rawls f/ Diamond D, Kev Brown, Oh No - "Best Producer on the Mic"

The Almighty J Rawls, the Ohio-based producer responsible for bangers from the likes of Lone Catalysts, Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli), El Da Sensei and Masta Ace releases his new album "The Hip Hop Effect" via Green Streets Int. on May 17th 2011.

Check out J Rawls new banger featuring some of Hip Hop most legendary and illest producers!!!!

"Best Producer On The Mic (ft. Diamond D, Oh No, & Kev Brown)"

Download the song below!

http://naturesounds.bandcamp.com/download?enc=mp3-320&from=email&id=2863569644&payment_id=1239812094&sig=e6a593b4f6cde1578de75abb3d37ea97&type=track
Video: Freddie Gibbs Discusses CTE Signing w/ Young Jeezy


From DJ Smallz:

Video: Freddie Gibbs Discusses CTE Signing w/ Young Jeezy

Freddie Gibbs Discusses CTE Signing with Young Jeezy from DJ Smallz.

A day after his CTE chaining from Young Jeezy on stage in Chicago, Freddie Gibbs goes into detail about his new deal with the Snowman.

PR: Coalmine Records Presents - Can You Dig It? (4.19.11)


From Coalmine Records:

Coalmine Records Presents - Can You Dig It? (4.19.11)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRLog (Press Release)Apr 09, 2011 – In celebration of Coamline Records five year anniversary, the Brooklyn-based indie is pleased to present you with their latest offering, Can You Dig It?  This digital only, full-length compilation contains 15 tracks of the label’s singles catalog that has spanned over the past five years.  Can You Dig It? boasts an impressive song roster from artists signed to the boutique label, in addition to a noteworthy line-up of guest features, both of which represent a wide brush-stroke of today’s underground hip-hop scene.  Featured artists include El Da Sensei, Heltah Skeltah, Evidence, Saigon, Inspectah Deck, Bekay, Skyzoo, Supernatural, Big Noyd, Brown Bag AllStars, Torae, Custom Made & more!

From Coalmine’s 2005 inaugural 12-inch release of the “The Raw”, to El Da Sensei’s lead album single “Knowledge Be The Key” (featuring Rakaa Iriscience), Can You Dig It? is a testimony to Coalmine’s vow to provide quality, buzz-worthy records to the masses.

Matt Diamond, C.E.O. of Coalmine Records makes the following statement regarding the release of the anniversary compilation.  “I decided to compile this release for two reasons.  For starters, it’s only right to release a compilation that best represents the quality, buzz-worthy music that we’ve released over the greater part of the past decade.  The second reason is a bit more personal; this release is an ode to the single.  For many artists and labels, the 12-inch single represents a humble beginning.  Consider Def Jam’s inaugural ‘dorm room’ release of the single “It’s Yours” from T La Rock & Jazzy Jay.  For others, it may signify a come back or fresh start, as was the case with Pharoahe Monch’s transition into solo artist stardom with his hit single “Simon Says” off Internal Affairs.  For all of us, it represents the epitome of what we have to offer musically.”

Can You dig It? embodies the essence of the 12-inch single, bundled for consumption as a 15 track digital-only release.  We invite you to take a walk with us through the past five years and familiarize yourself with our singles catalog.  On behalf of Coalmine Records, I can assure you – there’s much more to come…” Diamond concludes.

As Coalmine Records continues to gain momentum into the second decade of the millennium, the burgeoning indie provides a thorough overview of their past and current catalog, while giving you a glimpse into their promising future with Can You Dig It?  

Tracklisting:
01.   Dutchmaster – “The Raw” feat. Saigon, Inspectah Deck & Bekay (prod. by Street Orchestra)
02.   Supernatural – “Altitude” (prod. by Marco Polo)
03.   Big Noyd – “All Out” feat. Phil The Agony, Krondon & Mista Sinista (prod. by Shuko)
04.   CL Smooth – “Perfect Timing” feat. Skyzoo (prod. by M-Phazes)
05.   Armyfatique – “The Game Don’t Change” feat. Trife Da God (prod. by Armyfatique)
06.   BURNTmd – “Microphone Doctor” (prod. by Reef Ali)
07.   XL – “Violate” feat. Juganot & Dutchmaster (prod. by Shuko)
08.   Heltah Skeltah – “Midnight Madness” feat. DJ Revolution (prod. by Shuko)
09.   Skyzoo – “Strung Out” feat. Dutchmaster (Small Professor Remix)
10.   Bekay – “I Am” feat. DJ Revolution (prod. by The Alchemist)
11.   Brown Bag AllStars – “League of Intoxicated Gentlemen” (S.2 Remix)
12.   Cimer Amor – “Another Classic” feat. Burke, Torae, Side Effect & DJ Waxwork (prod. by Cimer Amor)
13.   El Da Sensei & The Returners – “Knowledge Be The Key” feat. Rakaa Iriscience
14.   Custom Made – “Watch That” feat. Mac Lucci (prod. by THX)
15.   One Dae – “Play By Play” feat. Evidence & Dutchmaster (prod. by JBL the Titan)
Video: Scavie Scoobs (Custom Made) f/ Supa Sonic - "Hang Here"


From Custom Made:

Video: Scavie Scoobs (Custom Made) f/ Supa Sonic - "Hang Here"

Video/Audio: NYM - "Shot Ya (Remix)"


From Junkadelic Music:

Video/Audio: NYM - "Shot Ya (Remix)"

PR: DJ Guilletine presents GUILTY SIMPSON This Friday


From Semp Rok:

DJ Guilletine presents GUILTY SIMPSON This Friday

This Friday Guilty Simpson will be blessing the stage for a legendary event that Miami is well in need of. DJ Guilletine and Antisteez piece together a great mix of what the definition of an under rated MC really is. Guilty Simpson: an MC that has worked with a list of great producers, like J Dilla, Madlib, Alchemist, Black Milk and even our very own Miami Beat Wave. Guilty Simpson: an MC that has been featured on projects with very serious names, like Sean Price, Illa J, Elzhi, Frank n Dank and even Mr. Chief and Wrekonize…

E-Flyer Image: http://bit.ly/edIYrt (*Note: Any updates to the flyer will be updated to this exact link*)
Facebook Invite: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=199607443403755

Download Link : http://www.antisteez.com/podcasttwo/antisteez_guilty_20110412.mp3?pc=41211
(Right Click to Save)

TRACKLIST:
01. Illa J – R U Listenin? (ft. Guilty Simpson)
02. Guilty Simpson – Back On The Road Again
03. Guilty Simpson – Ode To The Ghetto
04. Guilty Simpson – Hood Sentence
05. Mr. Chief – I Can’t Stand It (ft. Guilty Simpson & Wreckonize)
06. Elzhi – Fire Remix (ft. Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Fatt Father, Danny Brown & Fat Ray)
07. Madlib – Blow The Horns On ‘Em (ft. Guilty Simpson)
08. Guilty Simpson – Kinda Live
09. Guilty Simpson – Run (ft. Sean Price & Black Milk)
10. Guilty Simpson – Get Bitches
11. Guilty Simpson – My Moment
12. J Dilla – Jungle Love (ft. MED & Guilty Simpson)
13. Guilty Simpson – 100 Styles
14. Guilty Simpson – Scratch Warning (ft. Frank)
15. Guilty Simpson – Kill ‘Em
16. Guilty Simpson – Stress
17. Random Axe – Monster Babies [Sean Price, Guilty Simpson and Black Milk]
18. BR Gunna – Alert (ft. Guilty Simpson)
19. Jaylib – Strapped (ft. Guilty Simpson)
20. Fat Ray & Black Milk – Bad Man (ft. Guilty Simpson & Scorpion)
21. Guilty Simpson – Pigs
22. Guilty Simpson – Yikes
23. J.R & PH7 – Top Rank (ft. Guilty Simpson & Black Milk)
24. J Dilla – Baby (ft. Madlib & Guilty Simpson)
25. Guilty Simpson – Man’s World

http://www.antisteez.com/podcasttwo/antisteez_guilty_20110412.mp3?pc=41211
MP3: Shawty Lo f/ Twista, Wale - "Pocahontas"


From DJ Smallz:

MP3: Shawty Lo f/ Twista, Wale - "Pocahontas"

TAKEN FROM

DJ SMALLZ - SOUTHERN SMOKE RADIO (HOSTED BY ACE HOOD)

DROPPING THIS WEEK

DOWNLOAD LINK: http://hulkshare.com/0hovunq2v5zy .


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