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MP3: Lana Del Rey - "Born to Die (Kyle Rapps & Diwon Remix)"


From DM360.

MP3: Lana Del Rey - "Born to Die (Kyle Rapps & Diwon Remix)"

Media darling Lana Del Rey undergoes a facelift to her exalted album titled single "Born To Die", by the emcee/producer duo of Kyle Rapps and Diwon.   Originally consisting of haunting string quartets and weighty percussion, Diwon's production overhaul adds a sampled violin progression coupled with a "golden era" influenced drum track.  Lyrically, Rapps takes a walk on the wild side with verses that detail both his drive towards success while confronting a past checkered by substance abuse.  "Rap was criminal music before it got pretentious, son I'm not a profit, I just like to drop a gem inside a sentence."

* http://soundcloud.com/diamondmedia360/kyle-rapps-diwon-feat-lana-del *

Mickey Avalon's New Live Video For "Drugs"


From 'Stache Media:

Mickey Avalon Continues His Tale of Rock N' Roll Excess With The Release Of A New Live Video For "Drugs"

After six long years, Mickey Avalon released his sophomore album, Loaded via Suburban Noize Records on April 24th. Loaded is available at physical retailers (Amazon / Newbury Comics) and also available digitally on iTunes, where fans will receive an exclusive bonus track "When Avalon Comes."     Mickey continues to celebrate the release of Loaded with the release of his new live video for the song "Drugs." The video features live footage from Mickey Avalon's CD release show at the legendary Key Club in Hollywood, CA.

Using his life experiences as fuel for his intense X-rated rhymes, Loaded is Mickey Avalon's honest invitation to those who are bold enough to step into his world of women and drugs. The album takes fans on a journey through the seedy streets of Hollywood and the party lifestyle.

Mickey Avalon Loaded Tour Dates:

Jun 02 - San Diego, CA @ Stingaree
Jun 03 - Corona, CA @ Marquee 15
Jun 07 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
Jun 08 - Reno, NV @ Cargo In CommRow
Jun 09 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Jun 10 - Bend, OR @ Domino Room
Jun 12 - Portland, OR @ Dante's
Jun 13 - Portland, OR @ Dante's
Jun 14 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
Jun 15 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Jun 17 - Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
Jun 20 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Jun 22 - Witchita, KS @ The Scenery
Jun 23 - Kansas City, MO @ Hotel Nightclub
Jun 24 - St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
Jun 26 - St Paul, MN @ Station 4
Jun 28 - Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
Jun 29 - Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
Jun 30 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
Jul 01 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar

* www.mickeyavalon.com *

Video: SL Jones x DJ Burn One - "Dope Man"


From Audible Treats:

Video: SL Jones x DJ Burn One - "Dope Man"

A few weeks back, SL Jones & DJ Burn One released the video for "D.A.R.E.," the debut visual from Paraphernalia. The project, which first started as an EP, has since developed into a 12-track mixtape that is scheduled for a May 23rd release. Today, SL Jones & DJ Burn One are excited to release the tape's latest visual, for the track "Dope Man."  While the "D.A.R.E." video was a strictly solo clip, with SL using the track to touch on a number of more personal topics, "Dope Man" features SL and Burn One in the clip together, a rare in-video cameo for the producer. "It's rare in the music world, but Burn One and me, we're actually homies," says SL. "The whole Paraphernalia tape has been a truly collaborative effort between he and I, so it was important to make sure he's represented in the visuals."

The video, directed by Red Audio, is a quick-cutting clip shot that captures SL and Burn One in their natural environment, during a recent day spent out in Atlanta, and, despite the song's title, viewers won't see any inflated kingpin dreams here. "I wanted to represent 'all things dope' with this video; not just 'Dope Man' in the literal sense of drugs," explains SL. "And the way that Red shot and edited the video has a lot to do with that. All we had to do was turn up, and Red took care of the rest."

MP3: Dollarmentary f/ Livin Proof - "Forever Fresh"


From J Melo:

MP3: Dollarmentary f/ Livin Proof - "Forever Fresh"

Dollarmentary hooks up with Livin Proof over a Vinny Idol instrumental for an infectious collaboration titled "Forever Fresh." Dollarmentary is putting the finishing touches on his upcoming EP "America's Baby: Amero Dollar Vol.2"  which will be digitally distributed.

"Forever Fresh" (feat. Livin Proof) http://www.sharebeast.com/8fbnjzf2nll5 Prod. by Vinny Idol

PR: Prodigy f/ Corey Gunz - "Great Spitters"


From 'Stache Media:

PR: Prodigy f/ Corey Gunz - "Great Spitters"

"Great Spitters" featuring Cory Gunz premieres on VEVO.

* http://www.vevo.com/watch/prodigy/great-spitters/QMTRG1200042?carousel8 *

Video: GhostWridah - "1995 (Freestyle)"


From Poe Boy Ryan:

Video: GhostWridah - "1995 (Freestyle)"

Description: With GhostWridah's new LP less than a week away from it's release, he continues to drop visuals in promotion of Downtown Lights. (May 22nd) Check out "1995." 

Video: DJ Touré - "She Like It" Ft. B-Legit, D-Lo & London


From Audible Treats:

Video: DJ Touré - "She Like It" Ft. B-Legit, D-Lo & London

On July 17th, Hieroglyphics producer/DJ DJ Touré will release a new album, Touré's Theory: Session One, as joint venture between his own 101% Music imprint and Clear Label Records. When he first announced the album, earlier this month, he did so by releasing the album's lead single, "She Like It," featuring B-Legit, D-Lo, and London, and today, Touré is excited to release the official video for that single.

Touré co-produced the track with Grammy-winning producer Bobby Ozuna, and together the two blended and chopped together a mix of guitar and horn samples for a soulful, bouncy instrumental that serves as the perfect backdrop for bringing together the Bay's old and new guard. The video, directed by Dylan Freitas-D'Louhy, is a straightforward clip that captures the artists in their most natural elements, splitting time between the studio grind and laid back west coast living.

Video: Happy Mayfield - "Jesse James"


From Nora Ritchie:

Video: Happy Mayfield - "Jesse James"

Bay Area rhythm section The Park have been the backing band for BIG K.R.I.T., Freddie Gibbs, Alice Russell, Jesse Boykins III, and others. This month The Park is joining forces with soul legend Darondo to present Happy Mayfield, a Park side project featuring indie-country/roots artist Lee Bob Watson. 

The superstar group is releasing Silvercloud Time Machine Project, a white 7" vinyl that brings together two generations of Bay Area funk tomorrow. The 7" will be available at the bandstand at The Park's show tomorrow in San Francisco at the Brick and Mortar Music Hall opening for Lee Fields & The Expressions.

The video for "Jesse James," the first single from this project, is set in the 70s and tells an unfolding story of crime, mystery, and romance. The video features Jesse Boykins III and Mara Hruby.

PR: Circa 94' Beats Says "No Concept... Just Dope"


From Walt Grier:

PR: Circa 94' Beats Says "No Concept... Just Dope"

The production crew of Circa 94' Beats are sonically protesting the lack of genuine “dope” music on their newest release " NO CONCEPT...JUST DOPE". With a buck all trends approach to to the musical anarchy, Circa 94 Beats latest LP features lyrical assists from artist such as , H2O of Mass Influence,DJ Pocket, Senor Kaos, Black Folk Inc.,as well as many others, "NO CONCEPT...JUST DOPE" is the rallying cry to Circa 94' Beats crew as they have several projects slated for release over the next year.

* http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/no-concept-just-dope/id526998331 *

1. THE PROTEST (INTRO) 01:21
2. COASTIN featuring Sylrock, Benny Rockaway and Eddie Meeks 03:32
3. SUPERSTAR featuring Paul Vegas, Sylrock, Walter Lee Younger of Black Folk Inc, James Jr. and Shaun Maureze 03:47
4. AMEN featuring Benny Rockaway and Mac L 03:17
5. UBERDOPE* featuring Hotsauce the MC, Sylrock, & YoungArcader 01:54
6. HOOPTIE featuring Paul Vegas, Sylrock, and B-Low Brown and Walter Lee Younger of Black Folk Inc. 03:11
7. I WILL NOT BE DENIED (K2’s Lost Verse)* featuring K2, Walter Lee Younger of Black Folk Inc. & DJ Pocket   01:51
8. YOU AND ME featuring Siks, Paul Vegas,Hard Head Ellis and Shaun Maureze 03:30
9. 4TRACKMIND (listen) ** featuring H20 of Mass Influence, DJ Pocket, Benny Rockaway and Walter Lee Younger of Black Folk Inc 02:26
10. WE CANT HEAR YOU featuring Young Arcader, Hard Head Ellis, and Walter Lee Younger of Black Folk Inc.   02:37
11. DEM DAMN DRUMS! featuring Sparkz 00:49
12. HOW YOU DOING? featuring Paul Vegas, YNot of Glamourlyke, James Jr, Sylrock and K.O. AKA Porkchop 03:43
13. CHANCES OF RAIN  0:31
14. HYDROPLANING featuring H20 of Mass Influence, Rich Blac, The Boy Blest, Senor Kaos, C'beyohn, DJ Pocket, Walter Lee Younger Of Black Folk Inc & Ripzip the Genius 03:20
15. VOICEMAIL featuring Paul Vegas, Sylrock, & Siks, James Jr. and Shaun Maureze 03:59

Stream/Download: Ryan Hemsworth's "Live For the Funk Mix"


From Matt @ Pigeon Row:

Stream/Download: Ryan Hemsworth's "Live For the Funk Mix"

Ryan Hemsworth is a young producer from Nova Scotia getting noticed for his unique take on Hip Hop and R&B. His album No Plans was featured on SPIN Magazine's Top 20 R&B albums of 2011 (#17). This year's Kitsch Genius was given steady coverage as well on SPIN, The Fader, Discobelle and a number of other online tastemakers. His work with hip-hop artists Main Attrakionz, Shady Blaze and Deniro Farrar has been covered by the gamut of websites from Complex (Deniro Farrar - Destiny.Altered), Wired (Main Attrakionz - Chandelier), and his last project (Hyperbolic Chamber Music) was a 22-minute posse cut featuring 26 different rappers across America on his production, which was presented by the New York brand Mishka. This month he's released a number of new remixes, a few of which were premiered on RCRDLBL and Prefix Magazine. 

Stream/download Live For The Funk Mix here: http://soundcloud.com/liveforthefunk/ryan-hemsworth-mix-for-lftf .


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