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MP3: YONAS - "Nobody Else"


From Audible Treats:

MP3: YONAS - "Nobody Else"

With The Proven Theory Dropping Next Week, YONAS Offers Uplifting Message With New Single

The Song:

Just under one week away from the April 25th release of his debut album, The Proven Theory, Bronx rapper YONAS is providing patient fans with the final pre-release leak with his new song "Nobody Else." While The Proven Theory combines infectious hooks with diverse and catchy beats, the underlying theme throughout the album is one of perseverance through struggle, as YONAS weaves his own stories that offer a brighter and uplifting take on life's trials. And that theme continues with "Nobody Else," one of the most sincere tracks on the album. Flaring synthesizers, a sweetly orchestrated string section, and a plucking guitar all contributing to the song's emotional tone, allowing YONAS to deliver an inspiring message that echoes classics like 2pac's "Keep Your Head Up," all while offering a new spin that remains honest and personal to YONAS' own story. "I'm thinking about a way I can help us get the message/ Maybe through my music I'll alleviate the stresses," raps YONAS, continuing, "Everything I learned, I learned through my mother's essence/ And thanks to her I'm unafraid to ask the tougher questions."

Fans can also look forward to a special remix for "Nobody Else" featuring Phil Ade and dropping this coming Monday to celebrate the release of The Proven Theory.

Download "Nobody Else" for free here: http://media.audibletreats.com/YONAS-Nobody_Else.mp3 .

PR: Common Joins Cast of Sheldon Candis' L.U.V.


From Rene Ridinger:

PR: Common Joins Cast of Sheldon Candis' L.U.V.

LOS ANGELES, CA (April XX, 2011) – Common (Terminator Salvation, Wanted) has joined the cast of the independent production L.U.V. The film follows a day in the life of William “Woody” Watson (Rainey Jr.), a shy and somewhat timid 13-year old in search of a family and a better life.   Looking to his ex-con Uncle Vincent (Common), Woody hopes he’s found the father figure he’s never had.  But when his Uncle’s desire to create a legitimate life for himself clashes with the chaos of his past, Woody must decide where to stand, with his beloved Uncle, or against him.

No newcomer to the big screen, Common has recently wrapped up roles in New Years Eve (New Line, December 9th), The Odd Life of Timothy Green (Disney) and as soon as filming is wrapped on L.U.V., Common will begin shooting a starring role in AMC’s new series Hell on Wheels. Common’s much anticipated new album “The Dreamer/The Believer” will be released in Fall of 2011.

Production begins this week on Sheldon Candis’ feature film which also stars Dennis Haysbert (24, Jarhead), Danny Glover (Death at a Funeral, 2012, the Lethal Weapon franchise), Charles S. Dutton (The Obama Effect, Fame), Megan Good (Jumping the Broom, Brick), Michael K. Williams (HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, he Road), Russell Hornsby (Lincoln Heights, In Treatment), Lonette McKee (Honey, Malcolm X), Tracey Heggins (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn) and newcomers  Michael Rainey Jr. and Marz Lovejoy. An original script by Candis and Justin Wilson, L.U.V. will shoot in Baltimore.

 “We’ve been extremely fortunate in putting together an amazing cast for this project,” said producer Jason M. Berman.  “And finding an undiscovered talent like Michael Rainey Jr. doesn’t happen often enough – the dynamic between his Woody and Common’s Vincent brings an amazing energy to the project,” added producer Gordon Bijelonic.

“Vincent is a uniquely conflicted character,” said Common.  “I found an appeal in his desire to move past his failures and onto the right track, and the challenges that presents.”

L.U.V. is Candis’ feature directorial debut after developing the script in the Film Independent Directors Lab.  Both Candis and Wilson are graduates of the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

L.U.V. is a co-production of FilmForward Independent, Bijelonic/Turner Films and Stony Island Films.  Producers are Jason M. Berman (Seven Days in Utopia), Gordon Bijelonic (Another Happy Day), Michael Jenson, Joel Newton, Datari Turner (Video Girl), Common and Derek Dudley.  The film was cast by Mary Vernieu, C.S.A. and Lindsay Graham.   Eric Christensen at HSI has come on board to handle foreign sales.

Video: Paid Dues 2011 - DJ Muggs/Planet Asia/Ill Bill


From Kerosene Media:

Video: Paid Dues 2011 - DJ Muggs/Planet Asia/Ill Bill

DJ Muggs recently performed a history making set at this year's Paid Dues hip-hop festival in San Bernardino, CA alongside with Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique, Bun B and more. DJ Muggs has released behind the scenes footage from his Paid Dues performance online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUt0K_SzhUk. The footage features clips of Bambu, Planet Asia, Sick Jacken from Psycho Realm, and La Coka Nostra's Ill Bill, all coming together for DJ Muggs historical performance.
 
"I have a Verses series of records where I team up with different emcees to create a whole album. I've done these albums with the GZA from Wu-Tang, Planet Asia, Sick Jacken from Psycho Realm, as well as Ill Bill form La Coka Nostra. All of these artists hold a lot of weight in the underground scene, so the organizers of Paid Dues asked me if I could bring them together and do a 45 minute performance. We rocked the stage and this show was definitely a performance that will live on in the hip-hop history books."
 
DJ Muggs has long been the face of an entire movement of hip-hop, captivating the world as the producer of the iconic group CYPRESS HILL, and producing seven studio albums for the platinum outfit. MUGGS has also scored hits with Ice Cube ("Check Yo Self") and House of Pain ("Jump Around") along with producing cuts for Dr. Dre, Mobb Deep, RZA, GZA, KRS One, Goodie Mob and Wyclef Jean amongst others. Looking back on the stats of his storied career, MUGGS has sold 17 million records with CYPRESS HILL and is a four-time Grammy nominee.

MP3: The Freeze Tag - "The Hustle"


From Audible Treats:

MP3: The Freeze Tag - "The Hustle"

Cassettes Won't Listen & Bisco Smith Release Lead Single From Concept EP

The Song:

"Find what you love on the playground hustle." That's the central theme to The Freeze Tag's lead single, "The Hustle," and it's easier said than done. The Freeze Tag, comprised of L.A. producer Cassettes Won't Listen and Brooklyn MC Bisco Smith, are releasing the "The Hustle" as the lead single from their debut EP, Hamster Kid, a concept project that revolves around a young antihero named Hamster Kid and his journey through life's trials and society's tribulations. To bring the concept to life, CWL and Bisco tapped street artist Bishop 203 and director Mike Vidoli to create an animated music video for each song on Hamster Kid, which will be released through The Freeze Tag's label, Daylight Curfew, on ,May 3, 2011.

As the first song on The Freeze Tag's record, "The Hustle" incorporates pieces of the other songs on the album, and acts as a rough sketch of the situations Hamster Kid has to contend with along his journey. Each song's concept is illustrated within the video for "The Hustle", with corresponding video stills that can be seen on The Freeze Tag's website. While CWL's guitar-laced production wavers between ominous and inspirational, Bisco flows steadily over the beat with allegorical lyrics. Haunted by voices, thrown into schoolyard scuffles, witness to the world's ugliness, and ultimately misunderstood, the everyman's underdog is in a constant struggle to find peace within himself on the "playground hustle."

The Freeze Tag's Hamster Kid will be released May 3, 2011 via Daylight Curfew.

Download "The Hustle" here: http://media.audibletreats.com/The_Freeze_Tag-The_Hustle.mp3 .

Video: Future on Fashion; Talks Burberry


From DJ Smallz:

Video: Future on Fashion; Talks Burberry

Future on Fashion; Talks Burberry from DJ Smallz.

Future, the writer behind YC's smash "Racks", talks about his fashion forward sense. Already being one of the only rappers rocking Burberry for instance, Future delves into his Dungeon Family background and explains his natural ability to reinvent.

Dallas Blocker Celebrates Video With Week of Parties


From Nancy B:

Dallas Blocker Celebrates Video With Week of Parties

Houston, TX ~ Texas crooner, Dallas Blocker, celebrated the release of his new self-produced single and video, "Out Da Club" recently with an entire week of release parties and intimate performances at various clubs around the city. "Out Da Club" is Dallas' follow-up to last year's hit single (20 weeks on Billboard chart), "Rock Ya Body" which was produced by Houston duo, Beanz N Kornbread.

The video to "Out Da Club" can be seen here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxX79VZKOVg

Coming up for Dallas is a Go DJ listening party/mixer on 4/25 with an after-party at Rocca Bar, a performance at Stereo Live along with Cory Gunz on 4/29, and a performance for Master P's 20-year anniversary of No Limit Forever in the city of Houston on 5/1 at Houston's House of Blues - http://www.clubdoconline.com/news/press-release/hip-hop-legend-master-p-to-celebrate-20-year-anniversary-of-no-limit-forever-in-the-city-of-houston/

Look for more event info coming soon.

DOWNLOAD LINK:

"Out Da Club" - http://www.sendspace.com/file/f0jo6u

Download: DJ Smallz & DJ Shure Fire - 420 Favorites


From DJ Smallz:

Download: DJ Smallz & DJ Shure Fire - 420 Favorites

To celebrate Mr. Southern Smoke's favorite holiday of the year, 4/20, DJ Smallz and DJ Shure Fire (both from Tampa, FL) collab on what will will be an annual series called "420 Favorites", featuring your favorite smoking anthems. This year's volume contains 35 classics + future classics, mixed, scratched and blended to be listened to with your favorite strain of weed. So sit back, roll one up and play this on repeat...

    LINK TO DOWNLOAD TAPE & COVER (HIGH RES FRONT & BACK) http://www.sendspace.com/file/vb5neh .

***

    DR. GREENTHUMB INTRO
    DR. DRE FEAT. SNOOP DOGG & NATE DOGG - THE NEXT EPISODE
    RICK ROSS FEAT. WIZ KHALIFA - RETROSUPERFUTURE
    LUNIZ - I GOT 5 ON IT
    SNOOP DOGG FEAT. WIZ KHALIFA - THAT GOOD
    ICE CUBE - SMOKE SOME WEED
    MR MAGIC FEAT. SEAN P. - I SMOKE I DRANK
    RICK ROSS FEAT. CURRENSY & WIZ KHALIFA - SUPER HIGH (REMIX)
    LIL WAYNE - KUSH
    STYLES P. - GOOD TIMES
    2PAC - WEED GOT ME CRAZY
    DEVIN THE DUDE FEAT. SCARFACE - STICKY GREEN
    LIL BOOSIE FEAT. PIMP C - I SMOKE BLUNTS
    KID INK - BLOWIN SWISHERS
    WIZ KHALIFA - G'D UP
    MYSTIKAL - STILL SMOKIN
    WAKA FLOCKA FEAT. KEBO GOTTI - GROVE ST. PARTY
    WIZ KHALIFA - WHIP IT AROUND
    DO OR DIE - SMOKE MY WEED
    KID CUDI - DAY 'N' NIGHT
    THREE 6 MAFIA - WHERE'S DA BUD
    WIZ KHALIFA FEAT. YOUNG JEEZY & CHEVY WOODS - HOMICIDE (REMIX)
    BUN B. FEAT. PIMP C, Z-RO, YOUNG JEEZY - GET THROWED
    LUDACRIS FEAT. SLEEPY BROWN - BLUEBERRY YUM YUM
    GUCCI MANE FEAT. BUN B. E-40 & DEVIN THE DUDE - KUSH IS MY COLOGNE
    WIZ KHALIFA - UP
    DEVIN THE DUDE - DOOBIE ASHTRAY
    LIL BOOSIE - SMOKIN ON PURPLE
    BONE THUGS N HARMONY - FRIED DAY
    LIL WAYNE - LA LA LA
    KRAZY - SMOKE ONE
    KRAZY - ROLL EM'
    FAMOUS KID BRICK - I'M ON IT
    TOM G. FEAT. SKROODLE - JUST JUMPED
    WIZ KHALIFA - ROLL UP

MP3: Dub Sonata - "Bluntitled"


From Melanie J Cornish:

MP3: Dub Sonata - "Bluntitled"

Dub Sonata's second consecutive all-instrumental project is here just in time for...today. Bluntitled is a wavy mixture of reggae, electro, dubstep and hip hop- the; most potent strand of music being released today. The self-titled single is a dubbed out manifesto about legalization that mixes classic reggae samples with herb-related dialogue. That MP3 and the already popularized Phillies Blunt inspired artwork are attached to this email. Although you don't have to partake in the lifestyle to enjoy the music, "Bluntitled" was certainly made with the stoner in mind...so happy 4/21, if that's your thing.

"I made Bluntitled with a certain crowd in mind. It’s not necessarily meant to be thought provoking music but at the same time there is a serious issue at hand that it touches on and even jokes about. Depending on what cuts through when you hear it, you might be laughing, shaking your head in disgust or grooving to the dubbed out drums and heavy bass line.” - Dub Sonata

* http://www.sendspace.com/file/xu4el1 *

Video: Has-Lo - "Untitled #1 (Hold On)"


From Mello Music Group:

Video: Has-Lo - "Untitled #1 (Hold On)"

A couple weeks ago, we shared the free mp3 download for the song "Untitled #1 (Hold On)" from Has-Lo's critically acclaimed album "In Case I Don't Make It."  Today enjoy the official music video to "Untitled #1 (Hold On)."
 
The second video, Untitled #1 (Hold On), was directed by Antonio Battle who also came up with the visual concepts.   The song is one of the most autobiographical on the entire album. With the passing of Has-Lo's Grandmother the video's cemetery scene was meant to match the track's lyrival content and emotive weight. It was a visit to a lost relative on the anniversary of their passing. Other scenes such as the record store were more textural, to give listeners a setting to go with the music.  It was also designed to emphasize the fact that music is a part of how Has-Lo copes with life's trials.  Putting a video to this one was important for Has due to the personal nature of the track and since not everyone catches the layers of meaning within a song on just a listen or two: sometimes visuals help to key people into the themes.

MP3: M-Dot - "The Difference" (prod. SoulSlicers)


From Chris F:

MP3: M-Dot - "The Difference" (prod. SoulSlicers)

Switzerland based production team, SoulSlicers brings you the 2nd single off of their debut album "Boost Da Soul" (May 2011).  The single, entitled "The Difference" features Boston rhyme slinger, M-Dot. Look out for the full length video, recently shot in Geneva, coming soon...

M-Dot - The Difference (prod. by Soulslicers) Cuts by DJ Family Tyz
http://hulkshare.com/lb7296ju2j8f

http://www.zshare.net/audio/8924158377745eac/

http://www.mediafire.com/?xpn4bdpmcpang7a

BONUS: SoulSlicers have also given listeners a FREE EP, simply titled "Before The Album" (D/L here, front/back artwork attached)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SRGJK1BP

To Contact M-Dot Visit:
www.twitter.com/mdotboston
www.mdot.us

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