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Video: Rahsaan - "In the Morning" (dir. Darryl Omar)

From Semp Rok:

Video: Rahsaan - "In the Morning" (dir. Darryl Omar)

In The Morning Remix from Darryl Omar.

Rahsaan teams up with video director Darryl Omar for this remix to J.Cole's "In The Morning."

PR: Rival Schools Gets Remixed by Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock

From Kabeer at Girlie Action:

Rival Schools Gets Remixed by Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock

Band Confirmed to Play Lollapalooza, Will Kick Off West Coast Tour in May
Click HERE to Stream Ad-Rock's Remix (feel free to post and share).
“[Rival Schools] have the power to move, inspire, and heal” -Revolver
“Pedals reveals a group of reenergized vets” -SPIN
Over a decade since the release of their beloved debut album, Rival Schools have finally delivered their follow-up, Pedals (Photo Finish/Atlantic Records), much to the delight of their fans.  In between playing sold out shows, including recent European dates with Trail of Dead, the band released videos for the anthemic one-two punch of “Wring It Out” and “Shot After Shot.”  They also enlisted Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys to do a remix of the song “69 Guns.”  Producer Blockhead (Aesop Rock, MURS) and Daryl Palumbo (Glassjaw/Head Automatica) have done remixes for Rival Schools as well, which will be available May 3rd.
Click HERE to stream Ad-Rock’s take on “69 Guns,” which premiered at yesterday.  He replaces the original’s jagged guitar riffs with spaced-out production and a driving bassline.  Only frontman Walter Schreifels’ sweeping vocals are kept, with the remix essentially deconstructing Rival Schools’ track and creating an entirely new song.  According to drummer Sam Siegler was exactly what the group wanted.  The guys have also been confirmed to play Lollapalooza this year and will be kicking off a west coast tour in late May.

Rival Schools Tour Dates:
05/20:  Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
05/21:  Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
05/23:  San Jose, CA @ The Blank Club
05/24:  San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
05/26:  Portland, OR @ Peter's Room
05/27:  George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
08/05 – 08/07:  Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza

MP3: Brown Bag AllStars - "Crumbling Down" (prod. Mr. Green)

From BBAS:

MP3: Brown Bag AllStars - "Crumbling Down" (prod. Mr. Green)

The Brown Bag AllStars are hard at work in the studio wrapping up their debut album (due out next year), so in the meantime they’ve decided to drop a double-disc project of rare & unreleased material to hold the fans over. Brown Bag Season Vol. 1 drops on May 17. Enjoy the first leak off the project, “Crumbling Down” produced by Mr. Green.

Download "Crumbling Down" (Prod. By Mr. Green) HERE

The Brown Bag AllStars' "Brown Bag Season Vol. 1" drops May 17th!

Video: Big Scoob f/ Krizz Kaliko - "All I Kno Is Hood"

From RBC Records:

Video: Big Scoob f/ Krizz Kaliko - "All I Kno Is Hood"

Random: New Episode - "Feed the Community"

From Random a/k/a Mega Ran:

Random: New Episode - "Feed the Community"

What up....

since I've been out of work, productivity is at a +15 right now... been jogging, went to the eye doctor, got some music done, and even started closing up some projects that I've been working on for a long time.

One project that I hadn't updated in a while was the podcast.

I'm happy to say that the Mega Ran and Miss Monica show is BACK! 

make sure you subscribe via iTunes on the link on the page! 

Speaking of Subscribe..

I need you all to subscribe to my YouTube Channel, like asap! 

I have over 3000 on this list, and we're not quite at 1,000 YouTube subscriptions. lets get that going.

Also make sure you've shared "Life After Lesson Plans" with someone special! 


Get Active!

You're not a FAN, you're not just on a LISTSERVE. You're a member of a COMMUNITY. Communities are active, they're helpful, and when done right, they're fun...


1- start a new post on the board.
2- respond to someone's post, offer some words of encouragement.
3- Share! What's new in your life? Need anything? we can help. Get back over here and help cultivate our community. 

We're trying to make history here. don't jump on the train late.. you wanna be able to say you were down ever since :)

Video: Virtuoso & Snowgoons - "Statue"

From Major Music:

Video: Virtuoso & Snowgoons - "Statue"

Big Bang Records presents the long awaited video for the fan favorite track "Statue" off of Snowgoons latest album Kraftwerk (Goon MuSick). "Statue" is a monstrous collaboration that links musical mastermind Sicknature from Denmark and Boston lyrical legend Virtuoso. Virtuoso tears this track into tiny pieces with his trademark verbal acrobatics over a rock solid boom-bap backdrop. This track is one of the best selling songs in Snowgoons and Virtuoso's respective careers and has been setting fire to speakers across the globe. The video was directed and edited by Marsay Seymour (20/20 Vizin) and Virtuoso himself. This is just a taste of the fire to come as Big Virt and Snowgoons are in the process of making an entire album together to be released in early 2012.

Video: Blitz the Ambassador - "Native Sun" (Full Album)

From Rachel D:

Video: Blitz the Ambassador - "Native Sun" (Full Album)

MP3: Kafani - "Throw the Cash" + "Baller Roll"

From BF Blasts:

MP3: Kafani - "Throw the Cash" + "Baller Roll"

(Clean/Dirty/Instru/Acap) .

MP3: Ludacris f/ Slaughterhouse - "Furiously Dangerous"

From Rap Star Promo:

MP3: Ludacris f/ Slaughterhouse - "Furiously Dangerous"

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MP3: Termanology f/ Sean Price - "Another Level"

From PR Dean Multimedia:

MP3: Termanology f/ Sean Price - "Another Level"

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