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PR: Kottonmouth Kings Announce Welcome to Stonetown Tour


From Kerosene Media:

PR: Kottonmouth Kings Announce Welcome to Stonetown Tour

Kottonmouth Kings have announced they will embark on the Welcome To Stonetown Tour throughout July and August. The tour is set to bring a special evening with the Kottonmouth Kings to each town as the group performs all the classic tracks fans have grown to love, as well as new tracks from their upcoming album. Each tour date will also feature special solo performances by Dirtball, Johnny Richter, Kingspade, DJ Bobby B and D-Loc. Kottonmouth Kings' new studio album, “Sunrise Sessions”, lands in stores on July 19th, 2011 on Suburban Noize Records.
 
Kottonmouth Kings are currently offering a free Mp3 download of the track “Summertime” to fans that pre-order tickets through http://www.kottonmouthkings.tickets.musictoday.com/. The group are also offering fans special meet and greet VIP packages, along with an exclusive 6-song bonus CD, for each date of the tour.
 
"We look forward to elevating our live set and production on this tour with a collection of old classics and new material for fans. The tour's theme will be centered around our new animated website 'Welcome To Stonetown', so there will be a lot of cool visuals for fans on this tour," commented Daddy X."Our live show will be more interactive and involved than anything we have attempted in the past and it will be a high definition experience of sight and sound. This tour will be a game changer and set new standards for those that follow. Each date of the 'Welcome To Stonetown’ tour is going to be a non-stop party until security throws us out."
 
The Kottonmouth Kings have managed to tap into a powerful musical force field on "Sunrise Sessions" that pools together elements of hip-hop, reggae, and dubstep, along with breezy acoustics. Sonically the album is driven by a ying-yang of styles that meld together in perfect symmetry. On one side of the album, listeners are greeted by stoney melodies, catchy hooks and breezy acoustics that exemplify the feel good nature of their California lifestyle, while the other side serves up some blistering hip-hop bangers that could be used as the soundtrack for fans to ignite any party.
 
KOTTONMOUTH KINGS TOUR DATES:
Jul 15 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
Jul 16 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine        
Jul 18 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse
Jul 19 - Austin, TX @ Emos
Jul 20 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
Jul 22 - Tulsa, OK @ Marquee
Jul 23 - St Louis, MO @ Pops
Jul 24 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Jul 25 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
Jul 27 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater
Jul 28 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
Jul 29 - Foxboro, MA @ Showcase Live
Jul 30 - West Chester, PA @ The Note
Aug 01 - New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
Aug 02 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Smalls
Aug 03 - Detroit, MI @ Clutch Cargos          
Aug 06 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
Aug 07 - Chicago, IL @ HOB
Aug 08 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Aug 09 - Fargo, ND @ The Hub Outdoors
Aug 10 - Sioux Falls, SD @ The Vault
Aug 13 - Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont
Aug 15 - Denver, CO @ Summit
Aug 16 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Aug 19 - Seattle, WA @ Hempfest
Aug 20 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne 
Aug 22 - Bend, OR @ Domino Room
Aug 23 - Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
Aug 24 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
Aug 25 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Aug 26 - Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
Aug 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club

Video: The Niceguys - "Die Later"


From Audible Treats:

Video: The Niceguys - "Die Later"

The Niceguys released their debut album, The Show, in September of 2010. The album has earned the group accolades aplenty already, and despite being close to finished with their upcoming EP, The James Kelley EP, which will be released this summer, the Houston-based foursome is continuing to feed fans' appetites with new videos from The Show, this latest one being for "Die Later." Along with lead single "Mr. Perfect," "Die Later" is one of the hardest hitting tracks from the LP, replete with grinding, distorted guitars, heavy bass, and beating drums, all of which plays perfect accompaniment to Yves Saint's ever-so-smooth flow and witty vocal quips, as he raps, "The only thing promised on this tilted axis/ Is victory for my Niceguys, death, and taxes."

Watch The Niceguys' video for "Die Later" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNLpYXikAPU .

Video: Kevin Pistol f/ Bun B - "Show It On Ya Face"


From J. Melo:

Video: Kevin Pistol f/ Bun B - "Show It On Ya Face"

Video: DELS - "Capsize" Ft. Roots Manuva & Joe Goddard


From Audible Treats:

Video: DELS - "Capsize" Ft. Roots Manuva & Joe Goddard

In Session... DELS, Roots Manuva & Joe Goddard (Hot Chip) from Yemi Bamiro.

British hip-hop's new golden boy, DELS, is celebrating the recent release of his album, GOB, by releasing his new song, "Capsize," to radio, and is accompanying that release with a brand new mini-documentary, filmed at Fortress Studios and shot and edited by Yemi Bamiro, that highlights the making of the song.

For the song, DELS teamed up again with Joe Goddard of Hot Chip, and brought on renowned London MC Roots Manuva, who DELS has wanted to work with for a while. "Growing up as a teenager back home in Ipswich, I was always a fan of his music," explains DELS in the mini-documentary. "For him to be featured on my record is a massive, massive deal for me. It just made me feel that much more confident about my album." For Roots Manuva, the feelings were mutual. "After seeing him perform I was like, 'This guy's on another tip... this guy's got more of the package'," says Roots. "So I said to him, 'Let's link and do something together. Not necessarily something for a record company, let's just get on a beat together or something!"

With an epic brass introduction to match the equally epic trio, "Capsize" is a heavy track with thick verses and a fuzzy big-band production. Dealing with the eternal struggle between the youth and everybody else, the track is conscious but still has the potential to, as Joseph Patterson of MTV's The Wrap-Up described it, "have you looking like the Churchill dog" while listening to it. Along with DELS' twangy British flow and Roots Manuva's instantly recognizable tone, Joe Goddard's deadpan delivery of the cautionary hook, "Times they are so treacherous, we need to stick together/ Now the nights are closing in, we need to stick together," gives the song an unsteady feel.

MP3: Boom Man f/ 2 Chainz & Yo Gotti - "Up In Here"


From DJ Smallz:

MP3: Boom Man f/ 2 Chainz & Yo Gotti - "Up In Here"

TAKEN FROM

DJ SMALLZ - SOUTHERN SMOKE RADIO VOL. 2 (HOSTED BY DJ DRAMA)

COMING THIS WEEK

DOWNLOAD LINK: http://hulkshare.com/4xnw981feczq .

Video: Presice f/ Redman - "How You Get Ya Head Right"


From R Littlejohn:

Video: Presice f/ Redman - "How You Get Ya Head Right"

Video: Omniscient f/ M-1 (Dead Prez) - "Money Coemes (Money Goes)"


From Semp Rok:

Video: Omniscient f/ M-1 (Dead Prez) - "Money Coemes (Money Goes)"

Omniscient returns with another stunning music videos, but this one is only a tease for his next single "Money Comes (Money Goes)"Ft. M-1 of Dead Prez. Once again Adam Rush does a brilliant job in providing the visual art to this Miami Beat Wave production. The Social Work LP is out now on iTunes. http://bit.ly/bHehMf.

PR: Snoop Dogg's Label to Present "West Coast Block Starz II"


From Yo! PR:

Snoop Dogg's Label to Present "West Coast Block Starz II"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- German-American digital label Block Starz Music LLC, www.blockstarzmusic.com, has announced it will partner with West Coast music legend and Pop icon Snoop Dogg's new Dogg Town Music Group to present the second installment of its critically-acclaimed "West Coast Block Starz II" compilation this fall.

Block Starz Music first connected with Snoop Dogg's newly-formed label after Dogg Town's CEO and head of A&R, Shatto Brown, signed Lebanese-American vocal artist Lynda Sayyah, who is also featured on the "She Got Next 2011" EP available from Block Starz Music on June 21.

"We were talking to Shatto about [Dogg Town artist] Poppa Heat, when the idea came up to collaborate on a 'West Coast Block Starz II'," says Block Starz Music Co-Founder and President Bayer Mack. "Everything we do at Block Starz Music is designed to raise awareness about exciting new independent artists and music. Snoop Dogg is a West Coast icon with global recognition. It sounded like a match made in Hollywood."  

Mixed by world-renown DJ Clinton Sparks and released in late 2008, "West Coast Block Starz", which is now available for free download to all @BlockStarz Twitter followers, was Block Starz Music's debut compilation and gave various featured "New West" artists like Fashawn, J. Doe, Roscoe Umali, JAG (who later signed to NBA star Carmello Anthony's Larsiny Family), and Mykestro, national exposure.

"With 'West Coast Block Starz', we wanted to vividly illustrate the burgeoning 'New West' movement and its diverse selection of exciting new music talent not yet on the national radar," says Block Starz Music Co-Founder and CEO Kai Denninger of the project's debut. "With this Dogg Town Music collaboration on 'West Coast Block Starz II', we want to introduce listeners to the area's next crop of hot artists."

For info on submitting music for "West Coast Block Starz II", or free download of "West Coast Block Starz I", visit www.blockstarzmusic.com .

MP3: Kid Cudi - "Perfect Is the Word"


From RMG:

MP3: Kid Cudi - "Perfect Is the Word"

Download:
Mediafire: http://www.mediafire.com/?s4z2sdjscc39u8n .
Hulkshare: http://hulkshare.com/ursbpkfcd372 .

MP3: Gucci Mane f/ Waka Flocka Flame - "I Don't See You"


From M3W:

MP3: Gucci Mane f/ Waka Flocka Flame - "I Don't See You"

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