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Video: Cassettes Won't Listen And Bisco Smith Form The Freeze Tag


From Audible Treats:

Video: Cassettes Won't Listen And Bisco Smith Form The Freeze Tag

(April - Brooklyn, NY) The Freeze Tag, the newly formed duo of Los Angeles-based producer Cassettes Won't Listen and Brooklyn MC Bisco Smith, is happy to announce the release of Hamster Kid, a five-track concept EP and animated musical collaboration brought together with the help of world-renowned street artist Bishop 203 and director Mike Vidoli. Hamster Kid will be released May 3, 2011 through The Freeze Tag's collective label, Daylight Curfew.

In a genre where bravado and #swag is slang du jour, an antihero like Hamster Kid is rarely heard from, let alone as the driving force behind a multi-media based concept project. For CWL and Bisco, who began writing and recording music together in the summer of 2010, who have been creating boundary pushing music together and apart for years, the idea came naturally, and Hamster Kid emerged as an unlikely superhero, an everyman's underdog who, as the duo states, "fights to stay true to himself while overcoming pressures from peers, naysayers, and society at large."

A true concept project, the five-track EP tells a full story, beginning with Hamster Kid's escape from an underground corporate complex ("The Voices" and "The Shuffle"), finding solace and strength in the optimism of the big city ("The Vision"). Inspired by the rediscovery of self-awareness and aspirations that had escaped him, Hamster Kid mounts his rooftop launch pad, making his leap away from the restrictions and limitations that once ruled his life and toward the outer expanses of the freedom he strives for ("The Flight"). "If there's one thing to be taken from the story of Hamster Kid," explains Bisco, "it is to find what you love, chase that love, and figure out a way to make it your life."

Fat Beats & Wax Poetics Announce Record Store Day Pop-Up


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Fat Beats & Wax Poetics Announce Record Store Day Pop-Up

Fat Beats Celebrates Vinyl Culture With All-Day Event And Historic Line Up

The Event:

(April 07, 2011 - Brooklyn, NY) Fresh off the success of their premiere pop-up shop in March, Fat Beats Brooklyn is pulling out all the stops for an all-day, all-out celebration of vinyl culture and live music. From noon to 11pm on Record Store Day (Saturday, April 16), the hip-hop juggernaut will transform their DUMBO warehouse into a hip-hop Woodstock complete with performances by The Stepkids, Chico Mann, Phenomenal Handclap Band, Neek the Exotic & Large Professor, DJ Center, Mista Sinista, !llmind, Amir, Eternia, Danny Dann the Beat Mann, Masta Ace, Maticulous, Kev Brown & Kaimbr, Ray West, and many surprise guests. The event commemorates the one-year anniversary of Guru’s passing with a funk interpretation of Gang Starr classics from Fat Beats’ newest label addition, CSC Funk Band.

Not only will Fat Beats’ massive vinyl library be available for purchase at the event, but also everyone in attendance will receive a 10% off coupon for the newly re-launched fatbeats.com, a chance to win free printing of 500 record jackets sponsored by Dorado Printing, and Wax Poetics will be raffling off a free one-year subscription. So come early, leave late, and make sure to bring all your friends – this is going to be a party for the ages.

The Details:

What: Fat Beats & waxpoetics Record Store Day Pop-Up Shop & Party
Who: Neek The Exotic & Large Professor, The Stepkids, Chico Mann, DJ Center, Phenomenal Handclap Band, Amir, DJ Jab, !llmind, Eternia, maticulous, Double U Tomek, Danny Dann the Beat Mann, Kev Brown & Kaimbr, Ray West + a special Gang Starr tribute by CSC Funk Band, Mista Sinista, Masta Ace & surprise guests
When: Saturday, April 16th, noon - 11pm
Where: 110 Bridge St. 3rd Floor | Brooklyn, NY

MP3: Lil Wayne f/ Gudda Gudda - "That's What They Call"


From M3W:

MP3: Lil Wayne f/ Gudda Gudda - "That's What They Call"

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Video: Phil the Thrill On His Musical Influences


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Video: Phil the Thrill On His Musical Influences

Formal Introduction: Phil The Thrill On His Musical Influences from Revolution Media Group.

Revolution Media Group brings to you the second video of the 3 part Formal Introduction video series for Phil The Thrill. In this video Phil gets a chance to let people know about some of his music influences. Fly Thoughts: Carpe Diem EP Dropping On 4/6/11.

Video: Trends - "The Truth About Relationships Ep. 3"


From Mr. Locario:

Video: Trends - "The Truth About Relationships Ep. 3"

Check out my last Usteam show where I'm breaking down why women run social interactions.
 
Click here to check it out: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/13755452
 
Make sure to check me out on Ustream every Sunday at 1pm Eastern time.
 
Thanks for your support
 
-Hashim Trends Locario
Video: Drumma Boy, Bigga Rankin @ Club Skye in Tampa, FL


From DJ Smallz:

Video: Drumma Boy, Bigga Rankin @ Club Skye in Tampa, FL

MP3: Monsta f/ Crooked I - "Long Beach Raised Me (Remix)"


From Nancy B:

MP3: Monsta f/ Crooked I - "Long Beach Raised Me (Remix)"

BRAND NEW FROM MONSTA

 “LONG BEACH RAISED ME (REMIX) FT. CROOKED I”

 DOWNLOAD LINK:  http://www.sendspace.com/file/51nkdt

 WATCH THE VIDEO TO THE ORIGINAL SINGLE ON YOUTUBE

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltuzkN0u4ok

 FROM MONSTA’S UPCOMING SOLO DEBUT

 “PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY”

 OUT APRIL 12TH!!!!!!

 WATCH FELLOW REGIME MEMBER YUKMOUTH TALK ABOUT THEIR EARLY DAYS

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3SGT2M4iNY&feature=channel_video_title

Video: 40 Glocc & Spider Loc - "On the Block"


From Zoo Life:

Video: 40 Glocc & Spider Loc - "On the Block"

MP3: Apollo Brown f/ Oddisee - "The Times"


From Mello Music Group:

MP3: Apollo Brown f/ Oddisee - "The Times"

The Half-Sudanese Musician Oddisee Voices His Thoughts on Africa's Newest Nation
 
Greetings:
 
Apollo Brown "Clouds" has been out now for just over a month and is still going strong!  The first pressing of CDs sold out in an amazing 2 days (Don't worry it's back in stock)! The demand has prompted a vinyl edition to be manufactured that will soon be available.  In the meantime, Apollo cooked up some special edition features for all the loyal supporters. 
 
"Let's celebrate the end and get to startin' over"
 
Last week you heard Has-Lo & Apollo Brown join forces on Heirlooms,  but this week it's Oddisee & Apollo Brown on The Times.  Oddisee, who is half Sudanese, doesn't normally bring his politics to the table, but in this rare moment Oddisee offers an entire song devoted to the turbulent changes occurring in Northern Africa, in particular the historic vote that split his home country of Sudan into two separate nations.  The Republic of Southern Sudan is now the newest African nation: listen to Oddisee break his thoughts down over the Apollo Brown beat.
 
Listen deep as Oddisee reveals some of his most personal, political, and poignant lyrics ever:

"Indeed, congratulations are in order / I'm from north of the border / responsible for the slaughter / I was always on their side / for them I'ma always ride / bein' raised in the states I learnt we in the same tribe"
 
Look for the official deluxe editions release of Oddisee Odd Seasons May 17th on Vinyl, CD, and Digital.

Enjoy the song and feel free to post and share.
 
Free Download:

Apollo Brown feat. Oddisee The Times: http://mellomusicgroup.bandcamp.com/track/the-times-feat-oddisee .

Video: The Team Presents - 3 NGZ in the Kitchen, Ep. 8


From Johnny Nobody:

Video: The Team Presents - 3 NGZ in the Kitchen, Ep. 8


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