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Video: DJ Brans f/ M-Dot - "Pull Me Down"

From Chris Figueroa:

Video: DJ Brans f/ M-Dot - "Pull Me Down"

While on tour in Europe M-Dot took the time to shoot this video with french producer, DJ Brans. The MTV2 Music Video (Currently on France "On Demand") can be found on DJ Brans upcoming album (Title TBA). The LP also has appearances from Shabazz The Disciple (Wu-Tang), Rasco, B.A.M, Nutso, Wyld Bunch & more. The Video was shot on location in Paris, France by acclaimed Eric D.

DJ Brans Ft. M-Dot - Pull Me Down (Produced By DJ Brans) Cuts By DJaz

Video: Wais P the Pimp - "You See It"

From Coalmine Records:

Video: Wais P the Pimp - "You See It"

MP3: Elusive Presents "Beat Placement" (Album Sampler)

From Fly Def Music:

MP3: Elusive Presents "Beat Placement" (Album Sampler)

Fly Definition Music is proud to announce the new 26-track instrumental album "Beat Placement" from producer Elusive who has worked with Planet Asia, Aceyalone, Eligh and many more.


Beat Placement Album Sampler (Free MP3)

MP3: FG - "Check Me Later"

From M3W:

MP3: FG - "Check Me Later"

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Mixtape: DJ Noize & I-20 - "Interstate Trafficking"

From DJ Noize:

Mixtape: DJ Noize & I-20 - "Interstate Trafficking"

Smash Camp and Disturbing Tha Peace present

DJ Noize comes up with a "Mixed & Destroyed" Special Edition. This special mixtape is all about DTP artist and Ludacris protégé I-20. "Interstate Trafficking" features brand new tracks by 20 with productions by Buckwild, Salaam Remi, DJ Pain, The Heatmakerz, Dirty Dunnz and Trakk Sounds. Besides new songs featuring Ludacris, Freeway, Roccett and others, Noize also added some classic tracks to give people a heads up where I-20 comes from. The dealer is back!

Track Listing:

01. I-20 - Intro
02. Ludacris - Move Bitch (ft I-20) (Classic!)
03. I-20 - Gorilla Shit (Prod by Dirty Dunnz)
04. Young Keno - Real Nigga Society (Remix) (ft I-20, Joe Moses, Mr. Smith and Roccett)
05. I-20 - Don't Blame Me (Prod by DJ Pain)
06. I-20 - King Hustler (Prod by Trakk Sounds)
07. I-20 - Break Bread (ft Bone Crusher and Ludacris) (Classic!)
08. I-20 - My Swag (ft Ludacris) (Prod by The Heatmakerz)
09. I-20 - Work (Prod by Buckwild)
10. I-20 - 100 Percent (Prod by DJ Pain)
11. I-20 - Critics (Prod by Trakk Sounds)
12. I-20 - We Got (Classic!)
13. I-20 - Bout The Money
14. I-20 - Fightin In The Club (Classic!)
15. I-20 - I Really Like Her (ft Ludacris and Rocko)
16. Ill Child - Oh Yeah (ft I-20)
17. I-20 - Freestyle
18. I-20 - Bury Me (Prod by Salaam Remi)
19. Ghetto the Plug - Anything (ft I-20 and Jacki-O)
20. I-20 - Riding Around (ft Ludacris)
21. I-20 - Life Is Short (ft Freeway, Dox Diggla and Goga) (Prod by Dirty Dunnz)
22. I-20 - The Eulogy (Prod by Dirty Dunnz)
23. I-20 - Outro
24. I-20 - Dreamer (Prod by Trakk Sounds) (Bonus Track)

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PR: A.Dd+'s "When Pigs Fly" in XXL Magazine

From Dive Hi Fly Lo:

PR: A.Dd+'s "When Pigs Fly" in XXL Magazine

A.Dd+'s, When Pigs Fly, earned a spot in the "Chairman's Choice" section of the May issue of XXL magazine (with Lupe Fiasco on the cover). Shout out to Chairman Mao. From the magazine:
Dallas, Texas duo A.Dd+ (pronounced "A-D-D," silent "+") triumph with a much delayed project of their own. When Pigs Fly was scheduled for release last year, before the crew went back to the lab with producer Picnic Tyme to rework some material. The resulting fat-free platter strikes an impressive creative balance between Third Coast bravado (the nasty single "Likeamug," the bass-heavy anthems "Smell My Cologne" and "Southbound") and self-deprecating quirkiness (the self-explanatory "Greedy," the dour booze fest "Erica & Jamie"). In theory, A.Dd+'s stylistic dichotomy can be traced to the distinct personas of members Slim Gravy (gruff, brash) and Paris Pershun (artsy, thoughtful) – that is, until you listen and realize that they're less distinct than they are complimentary pieces essential to a greater whole. As P announces on "The Rapper & the Poet," "Our melodic notes make everybody jump for hope/And haters look at us different because we don't take the same approach." Super-duper Fly.

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PR: Governors Ball Festival Adds Das Racist to Lineup

From Chris Vinyard:

Governors Ball Festival Adds Das Racist to Lineup




Founders Entertainment is thrilled to announce the addition of Brooklyn based hip hop trio Das Racist to the lineup for the June 18th Governors Ball Music Festival. Taking place on Governors Island in NYC, the Governors Ball is also upping the ante for summer music festival fun by incorporating an exciting list of activities into the event including a Beer Pong Tournament, Ping Pong, Basketball, and Beach Volleyball. After selling out of both blocks of reduced price advanced tickets, regular price and VIP tickets remain available for sale. Governors Ball is also releasing an extremely limited quantity of All Access VIP tickets for purchase. All Access VIP perks include exclusive main stage viewing areas, access to Artist Hospitality open bar, Food Vendor tickets, and more. Further details available at .

At the inaugural Governors Ball Music Festival there will be plenty to do in between sets. In partnership with The Official World Series of Beer Pong (WSOBP), Governors Ball will play host to a beer pong tournament. Attendees can team up and compete for a chance to win prizes including Backstage Passes, Merch, 2012 Governors Ball Tickets, and a spot at the 2011 WSOBP National Championships (where the grand prize is $50,000). Governors Ball has also partnered with SPiN New York to bring Ping Pong to the festival. Ping Pong tables and SPiN New York staff will be located throughout the festival to assist in all your Ping Pong desires. The festival site also comes complete with outdoor basketball and volleyball courts, allowing festival-goers to take a break from the music and comedy to shoot some hoops or show off their beach volleyball skills. Further descriptions of Governors Ball activities, and Beer Pong Tournament sign-up information may be found below.

Yet to be announced comedians will have the crowd laughing on June 18th, but The Governors Ball Music Festival "Dance Off" video contest is already producing some entertaining and hilarious fan generated results on the Governors Ball Facebook page, including "Football Dance Down." The contest remains open for entries until May 20th at 6 pm. Prizes include Back Stage Passes, VIP Tickets, and more. For further information on how to enter visit .

The Governors Ball Music Festival is a one-day event to be held June 18th on New York City's Governors Island. The festival features headliners Girl Talk, Pretty Lights, Empire of the Sun, and Big Boi (of Outkast) among many other amazing performers, comedians, great food and beer, and summer fun activities. For tickets and other information visit .

Video: Cyhi Da Prynce on Kanye West's Confidence

Video: Cyhi Da Prynce on Kanye West's Confidence

Video/Contest: The Niceguys - "Nice Short Pt. 9"

From Audible Treats:

Video/Contest: The Niceguys - "Nice Short Pt. 9"

The Contest:

It's been seven months since The Niceguys released their debut full-length, The Show, and the accolades continue to roll in. Back in March, they covered the Houston Press, and this summer they'll be one of the featured acts taking part in Tour Texas, joining a handful of fellow rising Texas acts to perform in cities and towns across the state. And even though The Niceguys still have a video forthcoming for the album single "Die Later," Yves Saint, DJ Candlestick, Cristolph, and Free have begun the process of putting the final touches on their forthcoming project, The James Kelley EP, to be released this summer.

And for the upcoming EP, The Niceguys are inviting fans in, to take part in the process of creating the new project, and in doing so have launched The James Kelley EP Fan Art Contest. The contest, which is open now, is giving fans the chance to submit their very own cover art for the EP, and the winner will be chosen directly by The Niceguys. The artist who submits the winning entry will receive full credit for their work and see their image distributed everywhere alongside the EP, which is set to release in digital and in hard-copy form. Full details on what exactly the group is looking for and how to go about submitting your artwork can be found here:, and to help fuel in the creative juices The Niceguys have released the latest in their Nice Short video series, directed as always by Tubo, and taking a fun look into the question, "Who Is James Kelley?"

Watch the new Niceguys short video here: .

In case you missed it, download The Niceguys' debut album, The Show here: .

Video: Big Sean On How He Met Kanye West

Video: Big Sean On How He Met Kanye West

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