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MP3: Snoop Dogg - "You & You"

MP3: Snoop Dogg - "You & You"

Courtesy M3W.

* http://tinyurl.com/RapReviews-Snoop-YouAndYou *

PR: MANSIONS ON THE MOON & Pharrell Williams

PR: MANSIONS ON THE MOON & Pharrell Williams

Courtesy Steven T.

Executive produced by Pharrell Williams, along with MOTM, "Leaves Fall" comes from the band's upcoming EP LIGHTYEARS, out in early 2012.

* http://mansionsonthemoon.com/lightyears/ *

Specializing in electronic down-tempo and ambient rock, Mansions On The Moon has been winning over music fans and fellow artists with their mesmerizing arrangements, creative remixes and wide range of musical capabilities.

Formed only a year ago, this exciting Los Angeles trio of songwriters and producers have already collaborated with N*E*R*D, toured with Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa, had a Mixtape produced and presented by DIPLO and BENZI entitled "Paradise Falls" (700k+ downloads), and produced the track "PA Nights" on Mac Miller's new album "Blue Slide Park."

MOTM are currently in Los Angeles recording their debut album.

See why people are digging MOTM here: http://theneptunes.org/mac-miller-pa-nights-mansions-on-the-moon and http://thissongissick.com/blog/2011/foster-the-people-life-on-the-nickel-mansions-on-the-moon-remix .

Tour Dates (more to be announced):

December 8 - Bootleg Bar : Los Angeles, CA
December 11 - Harlow's : Sacramento, CA
December 13 - Doug Fir Lounge : Portland, OR
December 15 - Chop Suey : Seattle, WA
December 31st - Snowglobe Festival, Lake Tahoe

* http://mansionsonthemoon.com *
* http://www.facebook.com/mansionsonthemoon *
* http://twitter.com/mansionsmoon *

PR: Affion Crockett Launches Mobile App; Spoofs Drake

PR: Affion Crockett Launches Mobile App; Spoofs Drake

Courtesy Rebecca Novak.

Master celebrity impersonator Affion Crockett is taking his online profile to the next level with his FIRST mobile app packed with his trademark spoof videos, brand new impersonations of Kayne, Lil Wayne, Jay Z, Chris Brown, Erykah Badu, Russell Simmons and more! The NEW app, designed by Fig1 is now available on iPhone & iPod Touch and will be on Android soon. Check out Affion making Headlines taking on Drake. The complete video is also available in the app now!

Affion Crockett App Buy Link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/affioncrockett/id480482893?mt=8 .

MP3: League510 - "Remotely In Love"

MP3: League510 - "Remotely In Love"

Courtesy Audible Treats.

New Project LoveMeSoSlowlyTenderKnockingCupcakingMusic Scheduled For Valentine's Day Release

League510 is excited to give fans a brand new track with "Remotely In Love," a song to be featured on their upcoming project.

The song, produced by League 510 member TK along with additional instrumentation from Malki Means King, was interestingly inspired by television. "The imagery of lovers watching TV and channel surfing while hugged up on the couch crept into our minds," says TK, "so we decided to put a spin on the word 'remotely' as if we were referring to a TV remote." This is evident through the clever use of wordplay, intertwining television show titles from Happy Days to Family Guy into the lyrics during the verses, and also during the chorus where they sing, "I'm remotely in love with you/ I'm trying to click with you/ Can I get a view."

The League510's newest project, LoveMeSoSlowlyTenderKnockingCupcakingMusic will be available on Valentines day.

Listen to "Remotely In Love" here: http://soundcloud.com/league510/league510-remotely-in-love .

"White Girl Raps Fast" Lega-C Confirms Sex Tape, Nude Pics

"White Girl Raps Fast" Lega-C Confirms Sex Tape, Nude Pics With Snake

Courtesy Block Starz Music.

Block Starz Music recording artist Lega-C, who burst onto the independent music scene with her YouTube clip "White Girl Raps Fast", has confirmed the existence of a pornographic home video and pictures taken of her several years ago.

"This is really embarrassing, but I think people should know," says the 25-year-old Tulsa, Oklahoma native in a statement released through her label.

"When [my ex-boyfriend] and I were together, he video taped [us having sex] without my knowledge. A month later he showed it to me and I was pissed, but he refused to delete it. He also took naked pics of me with his snake."

Lega-C, born Danielle McLean, says she wanted to make her fans aware of the situation before it went public.

"I am trying to be a role model for young women and I have a feeling when I get just big enough these things will be released," Lega-C explains. "I like to be ahead of the game, so if it comes out later on down the line, people who support me won't think I'm on some hypocrite type sh*t. I'm not proud of it, but it happened."

Official: www.lega-c.com .
Facebook: www.facebook.com/legacoftulsa .
Twitter: www.twitter.com/legac .

MP3: Drake f/ Rihanna - "Take Care"

MP3: Drake f/ Rihanna - "Take Care"

Courtesy Rap Star Promo.

[SINGLE] http://www.mediafire.com/?d9dv6d7mu3dnrdi .

Video: Otayo Dubb - "Motivate"

Video: Otayo Dubb - "Motivate"

Courtesy Beatrock Music.

Watch Otayo Dubb get his Tony Robbins on in the latest music video offering from Cold Piece of Work.

MP3: Common f/ John Legend - "The Believer" (prod. No I.D.)

MP3: Common f/ John Legend - "The Believer" (prod. No I.D.)

Courtesy Big Dev.

* http://hulkshare.com/jhilm432ez6x *

Video: 450 Interview w/ Batman (Promoter of Travis Porter)

Video: 450 Interview w/ Batman (Promoter of Travis Porter)

Courtesy RMG.

Revo Media/ TheRebelSociety.com caught up with Virginia Promoter, Batman (@batmanvapromotr) to discuss the trials and tribulations that have made him into an award winning promoter. He has also helped guide the careers of Verse Simmonds, Travis Porter, Boomman, among others.

Adam's World Weekly for 12/5 - Playin Games

Adam's World Weekly for 12/5 - Playin Games

Welcome to the new week everyone. I can't believe it's already December, but the fact that I can see my breath when I'm outside is a clear indicator that I'm gonna want more of the places I attend shows to have coat checks (seriously event spaces, get with it!). Before I go out and brave the cold again I have a handful of great features for you in this week's update. Leading things off is a list of my ten favorite NES games. I know, that's kind of random, but I've been playing a lot of NES recently. Back on the music side of things I have great interviews with hip-hop curmudgeon J-Zone, and Notar, as well as an all new Pop Shots and a really creative Vid Pick from Soce The Elemental Wizard.

My All-Time Top Ten NES Games
As some of you may know, I’m a retro gamer. Well, actually I’m a gamer from the 80s that never got into anything much past the SNES. In fact, the only reason I bought a PS2 was because I figured if I was going to have a DVD player it should also do something else. Now the PS2 is packed up, my old NES is still hooked up (with a new 72 pin connector), and I’m still kickin ass and takin names at all the old 8-bit classics.

A couple months ago a retro video game store named Retro Games Plus opened a few miles from my home and I have a feeling I’ll be there quite often. In honor of finally having a good old school video game place by me (sorry GameStop, you stopped being game for me when you decided you’d only stock games and systems that are Playstation to present) I’ve decided to make a top ten list of some of my NES faves. These aren’t necessarily the ten greatest games of all-time, although some certainly qualify, they’re simply ten games (err, actually a few more than ten... you’ll see) that I’ve always (dig) dug.

Read the full list at: AdamsWorldBlog.com

Pop Shots - Proving Grounds

Welcome to your weekly dose of pop world musings. Covering all things pop culture, this week Pop Shots is hitting you with thoughts on everything from J.Lo proving her MetroCard is probably way out of date, to Lady Gaga proving you’ll invite just about anyone over for Thanksgiving, to Lily Allen proving the third time really is the charm, and since it’s Pop Shots you know everything is seasoned with a little bit of attitude.

Read the full column at: AdamsWorldBlog.com

J-Zone - Fight The Power Cords

J-Zone was a different breed of artist, and that’s because he’s always been a different breed of man. “I still use a cassette Walkman,” he says with pride. “I have a cassette player in my car, I have an outdated haircut, I’m just in my own world.” His own world is one in which he refuses to do things just because the masses say he has to, and that world, including his career and views on mass culture, are summed up in his first book, Root for the Villain: Rap, Bullshit and a Celebration of Failure. “I wanted to show a refusal to kowtow,” he explains.

In a way, J-Zone is showing how he fights the power, or more precisely, fights the power cords. He’s not a fan of Facebook, doesn’t use an iPod, refuses to have a smartphone, and thinks texting is somewhere between silly and rude. He is a hip-hop curmudgeon and he wears that title with pride. There’s something to be said for the old ways, though, and this week I caught up with J-Zone to find out more about why he chooses not to move with the ebb and flow of the masses, what makes him the “villain” in his book’s title, and how he defines success.

Read the full interview at: RapReviews.com

Notar & The Devil's Playground

When rock and hip-hop come together it rarely pleases both audiences. Either the rock audience is left feeling like the band was an afterthought, or the hip-hop audience is disappointed by the lyrical prowess of the emcee. Notar is shattering all of that with his debut album, Devil’s Playground, which manages to be both 100% rock and 100% hip-hop. It’s also 100% intense.

Originally from Connecticut, but now a New York City resident, Notar honed his lyrical skills at some of NYC’s toughest freestyle events – Freestyle Mondays and End of the Weak. After a friend of his played his demo for Adam Duritz, the Counting Crows lead singer signed Notar to his label, Tyrannosaurus Records, which is what Devil’s Playground was released on in September.

On the heels of the release of the album I caught up with Notar to find out more about his music, the NHL locker rooms it’s playing in, and the ways in which he hopes it inspires people. He also opened up about the large role religion plays in his life, and how he managed to personally kick someone out of his album release party without anyone noticing.

Read the full interview at: SubstreamMusicPress.com

Three More Reviews of Muscle For Your Hustle

It’s been a fantastic week for my e-book, Muscle For Your Hustle, which has received not one, not two, but three more glowing reviews. The reviews are by the CT News, international music site Gone Out, and the blog of musician and writer “Fresh Prince Anthony.” All of these folks are highly knowledgeable about music, so the fact that they loved the book makes my day.

Check out the reviews!

CT News review of Muscle For Your Hustle

Gone Out review of Muscle For Your Hustle

Fresh Prince Anthony review of Muscle For Your Hustle

Vid Pick
As always, thanks for reading and have a fantastic week.

- Adam B

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