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Video: @RealDeezo (K-Deez) "Tonite" (prod. Hazebanga)

Video: DEEzo (K-Deez) "Tonite" (prod. Hazebanga)

Courtesy Nancy B.

San Diego upstart DEEzo (formerly K-DEEZ)  presents the final video from his popular mixtape "22 SUMMERS"  "TONITE"

Video: Simeon Viltz (Primeridian) & @MulattoPatriot "Hot Day"

Video: Simeon Viltz (Primeridian) & Mulatto Patriot "Hot Day"

Courtesy MP.

With this summer being one of the hottest summers Chicago has seen in recent time (nationwide for that matter), it is only appropriate that Simeon Viltz of The Primeridian and Mulatto Patriot (collectively named Ray Elementary) drop the first video for their song "Hot Day" off their self titled debut album dropping October 5th on World Teacher Day.  The collective consists of Simeon Viltz as the emcee and Mulatto Patriot on production while the Ray Elementary album includes features from Uncle Imani of The Pharcyde, Psalm One, Pugs Atomz, Neak, Sincerely Yours, Maggie of Sidewalk Chalk, Squair Blaq of Animate Objects & The Chicago Afrobeat Project, Race of The Primeridian and more...

Stream/Download "Hot Day" via SoundCloud - .

Happy Birthday GZA + Deep Dissection of Labels 17 Years Later

Happy Birthday GZA + Deep Dissection of Labels 17 Years Later

Courtesy Brian C.

JUST LANDED: a provocative – and destined to be hotly debated – exclusive article by UpNorthTrips on, celebrating GZA’s birthday today and his classic 1995 Liquid Swords track “Labels”: .
And stay tuned for a Q&A on the site tomorrow with legendary journalist and indie record label owner S.H. “Skiz” Fernando, Jr., by Martin Caballero, about Skiz’s role as Mr. Greico on Liquid Swords’ “Killah Hills 10304”
And two timely GZA notes:
(1) GZA is on tour in September and October performing Liquid Swords in its entirety. Is he coming to your town? Tour dates here: .
(2) Get on Down’s Masters Series released the deluxe 2-CD GZA Liquid Swords “Chess Box” in late July, and it is selling briskly, to say the least: .
Happy birthday to the genius Gary Grice!

PR - On Top of the Charts: Slightly Stoopid Celebrates!

PR - On Top of the Charts: Slightly Stoopid Celebrates!

Courtesy 'Stache Media.

Slightly Stoopid is sitting on Top of the World this week, as the band's seventh studio release entered the Billboard 200 at #13 as well as the Billboard Independent Albums chart at #3. It's the long-running band's highest charting album on the Billboard charts. Top of the World also debuted on Billboard's Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts with a final position of No. 4. Helping power the band's march up the charts is a loyal fan base that has come out in droves to support the band as they heat up the summer on the Unity Tour 2012 with 311. Meanwhile, a radio version of the album's title track recently became a popular addition to radio playlists nationwide, including tastemakers KROQ (Los Angeles,) 91X (San Diego) and SF's Live 105.

In reaction to the chart success, Slightly Stoopid co-founder Miles Doughty noted, "It's a good feeling to have our best-ever Billboard debut. We owe it all to our fans for their incredible loyalty and support."

To give fans worldwide a taste of what's put them on the charts, Slightly Stoopid will perform live four times over the next month. First up is the "Red Bull Sound Space at KROQ" at 4:20 pm PST on August 23, when fans are invited to take a front row seat via and Tastemaker indie music website Daytrotter will unveil a previously recorded acoustic session with the band on August 31. Then on September 17, they will perform live on SiriusXM. Television viewers across the nation will also get a chance to check out Slightly Stoopid when the group appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday, September 12 to play their single, "Top of the World," and previous radio hit "2AM" from their 2007 album Chronchitis, which was the #1 most played on more than 20 stations nationwide.   

Also, Slightly Stoopid and Promojam just announced a contest by which you can connect and share with your friends to receive a free exclusive "Top of the World (alt mix)" and the song "Don't Stop." Entrants will also get the chance to win exclusive prizes including a custom Silver Surfer Vaporizer (18+), limited edition Top Of The World Sector 9 skate decks, signed album artwork, t-shirts, albums, swag bags, and more!  

Slightly Stoopid just announced a series of headlining dates this fall, beginning October 3 at the Bama Theater in Tuscaloosa, AL. Check out the full list of dates below.

Unity Tour 2012

8/23     Los Angeles, CA - KROQ Red Bull Sound Space
8/24     Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/25     San Diego, CA - Cricket Amphitheatre
8/28     Mesa, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre
8/29     Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara County Bowl
8/31     San Francisco, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater
9/01     Las Vegas, NV - The Beach at Mandalay Bay
9/02     Reno, NV - Lawler Events Center
9/04     Portland (Ridgefield), OR - Sleep Country Amphitheatre
9/05     Seattle, WA - Marymoor Amphitheatre
9/06     Jacksonville, OR - Britt Pavilion (solo date, no 311)

Fall Tour Dates

10/03  Tuscaloosa, AL - Bama Theater
10/04  Oxford, MS - The Lyric Theatre
10/05  New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues
10/06  Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
10/07  Lexington, KY - Buster's
10/10  Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
10/11  Charleston, SC - Music Farm
10/12  Knoxville, TN - Valarium
10/13  Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
10/14  Morgantown, WV - Metropolitan Theater
10/17  Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
10/18  Portland, ME - State Theatre
10/19  Providence, RI - Lupo's At The Strand
10/20  Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues

Video: @JamiesonMusic - "Devil You Know, Devil You Don't"

Video: Jamieson - "Devil You Know, Devil You Don't"

Courtesy JM.

Jamieson teams up with MonStar films to create the visual for “Devil You Know, Devil You Don’t,” the latest track from his EP “I Came, I Saw Vol. III” released earlier this summer. After the success of "I Get Busy" his lead single, Jamieson takes the opportunity to do what he does best, as he narrates the story of an unfortunate soul whose night out leads him right into a devious plot for revenge against him.

@MegaRan in "Language Arts Vol. 2" - An Immersive Experience!

Mega Ran "Language Arts Vol. 2" - An Immersive Experience! In the year 20XX... the story continues! If Mr. J can't get his zombiefied students to stop playing KillCount and return to school he risks losing his job. Even worse our hero is challenged to a battle by the nefarious Z-Dub, the hottest rapper in town, who is known to be criminally connected.  How will the RapperTeacherHero survive? "Language Arts Vol. 2" - an interactive music experience - available NOW from!

@Dchamberz_SCH Named Most Exciting Artist at the 2012 UMA's

PR: D. Chamberz Named Most Exciting Artist at the 2012 UMA's

Courtesy TLMG.

D.Chamberz ( has been voted 2012's "Most Exciting Artist of the Year" at the Underground Music Awards.

D.Chamberz is a Coney Island native, Rapper under soundbyte Management, and member of NYB. He has been keeping busy this year; He was most recently on FUSE TV's Behind the Unsigned, released his Warrior Mentality Mixtape, and has been releasing videos regularly through WorldStarHipHop. D.Chamberz kept the blogs busy recently regarding the rumored statue being built in his honor.

D.Chamberz has stepped into the acting world, with a role in the movie Brooklyn Gangster: The Jose Lucas Story & a starring role as Reggie Love, in Reigniting Hope; a fictional account of the private thoughts and laments of President Barack Obama on the eve (November 6, 2012) of his bid to be re-elected for a second term. D.Chamberz has performed alongside Raekwon, Maino, Cappadonna, Jae Millz, Fred the Godson and more.

"I want to thank my manager Josh Mayer, my publicist Chanel Rae, The Urban Threshold and all who voted for me," said D. Chamberz, "This is for y'all, not just me.

@IAmHavanaJoe f/ A.G. Cubano of Maybach - All About the Dough

Havana Joe f/ A.G. Cubano of Maybach Music Latino - All About the Dough

Courtesy CommunityServiceRecords.

Just months after releasing Nothing to Lose, rising Chicago artist Havana Joe drops the second single off his The Grind Never Stops mix tape. 

“All about the dough” is produced by Chicago producer Serious Beats and features Maybach Music Latino artist  AG Cubano.                 

The Grind Never Stops will be released on September 14th.

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@Substizzle - Reloaded (f/ @HomeboySandman & Javier Starks)

Substantial - Reloaded (f/ Homeboy Sandman & Javier Starks)

Courtesy Mello Music Group.

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As Substantial’s Mello Music Group debut Home Is Where The Art Is nears release, the DMV MC can’t contain his excitement. In anticipation of the release, Substantial joins indie powerhouse Homeboy Sandman and up-and-coming DMV wordsmith Javier Starks for the high-energy track “ReLOADED”.
The track doesn’t appear on Substantial’s own album but is instead a bonus cut from Javier Starks’ upcoming EP, executive produced by Substizzle. and produced by Joe.D, (the main producer for Gods’Illa).  The cut packs a punch in the instrumental alone. The MC’s spit accordingly, the always amazing Homeboy Sandman references a wide array of 80’s video games in the opening bars and Javier Starks hits the track running with the flow of a veteran. Substantial might take the cake though, combining the technical efficiency of his peers with a substance few else achieve, name checking Steve Bitko and the streets of Baltimore a few bars apart.
If you’re on the eastern seaboard, this Thursday, August 23rd, Substantial will be celebrating the release of Home Is Where The Art Is at Liv in DC. The star-studded affair will feature appearances from album executive producer Oddisee as well as XO, Gods’illa, yU, Javier Starks, DJ Roddy Rod, Grap Luva and more. Don’t miss the chance to witness one of world’s finest underground MC’s live and in his element. Home Is Where The Art Is drops September 4th on Mello Music Group.

Video: Lost Things (Prome & @Rediculus) "The Keynote"

Video: Lost Things (Prome & Rediculus) "The Keynote"

Courtesy Park Street PR.

Rediculus & Prome AKA Lost Things are back at it again, this time dropping a brand music video for their second single from the Lost Things debut album which is available now for FREE! Knowledge Giving Birth Records are going from strength to strength, always giving listeners that original Hip-Hop flavour.

Lost Things is Rediculus's new project featuring Prome on the vocals and Rediculus on the production. Prome matches intense verses laced with pop culture references, spirituality and self-awareness perfectly over the soulful sample driven sonic landscapes that Rediculus is known to provide. Once gain Chicago has something to be proud of.

Be on the lookout for their third single "Greenlight" dropping early September 2012.

Lost Things 'The Search for Lost Things'
01. The Keynote 03:15
02. Hello World 01:46
03. Red Road 01:50
04. Greenlight 03:01
05. Orbitual Thoughts 03:58
06. Benjamin (Son of the Right Hand) 02:26
07. Smoking Time 03:20
08. Grown (Transitions) 03:27
09. Wreckage 03:24
10. Halo (Irish Moss) 03:47

Album Download Link: .

Other releases from Knowledge Giving Birth Records...

Big Dutty Deeze 'The English Gentleman' iTunes Direct links: UK .
US .

Masters Of Conversation 'Punchlines & Parables' iTunes Direct link: .

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