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PR: Governors Ball Festival Adds Das Racist to Lineup


From Chris Vinyard:

Governors Ball Festival Adds Das Racist to Lineup

ANNOUNCE FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDING BEACH VOLLEYBALL, PING PONG, BASKETBALL, AND BEER PONG TOURNAMENT

"DANCE OFF" VIDEO CONTEST FOR BACKSTAGE PASSES AND MORE GENERATING HILARIOUS RESULTS, ENDS FRIDAY MAY 20TH

REGULAR AND VIP TICKETS REMAIN AVAILABLE
ALL ACCESS VIP TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Founders Entertainment is thrilled to announce the addition of Brooklyn based hip hop trio Das Racist to the lineup for the June 18th Governors Ball Music Festival. Taking place on Governors Island in NYC, the Governors Ball is also upping the ante for summer music festival fun by incorporating an exciting list of activities into the event including a Beer Pong Tournament, Ping Pong, Basketball, and Beach Volleyball. After selling out of both blocks of reduced price advanced tickets, regular price and VIP tickets remain available for sale. Governors Ball is also releasing an extremely limited quantity of All Access VIP tickets for purchase. All Access VIP perks include exclusive main stage viewing areas, access to Artist Hospitality open bar, Food Vendor tickets, and more. Further details available at www.govball.com/tickets .

At the inaugural Governors Ball Music Festival there will be plenty to do in between sets. In partnership with The Official World Series of Beer Pong (WSOBP), Governors Ball will play host to a beer pong tournament. Attendees can team up and compete for a chance to win prizes including Backstage Passes, Merch, 2012 Governors Ball Tickets, and a spot at the 2011 WSOBP National Championships (where the grand prize is $50,000). Governors Ball has also partnered with SPiN New York to bring Ping Pong to the festival. Ping Pong tables and SPiN New York staff will be located throughout the festival to assist in all your Ping Pong desires. The festival site also comes complete with outdoor basketball and volleyball courts, allowing festival-goers to take a break from the music and comedy to shoot some hoops or show off their beach volleyball skills. Further descriptions of Governors Ball activities, and Beer Pong Tournament sign-up information may be found below.

Yet to be announced comedians will have the crowd laughing on June 18th, but The Governors Ball Music Festival "Dance Off" video contest is already producing some entertaining and hilarious fan generated results on the Governors Ball Facebook page, including "Football Dance Down." The contest remains open for entries until May 20th at 6 pm. Prizes include Back Stage Passes, VIP Tickets, and more. For further information on how to enter visit www.govball.com/danceoff .

The Governors Ball Music Festival is a one-day event to be held June 18th on New York City's Governors Island. The festival features headliners Girl Talk, Pretty Lights, Empire of the Sun, and Big Boi (of Outkast) among many other amazing performers, comedians, great food and beer, and summer fun activities. For tickets and other information visit www.govball.com .

Video: Cyhi Da Prynce on Kanye West's Confidence


Video: Cyhi Da Prynce on Kanye West's Confidence

Video/Contest: The Niceguys - "Nice Short Pt. 9"


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Video/Contest: The Niceguys - "Nice Short Pt. 9"

The Contest:

It's been seven months since The Niceguys released their debut full-length, The Show, and the accolades continue to roll in. Back in March, they covered the Houston Press, and this summer they'll be one of the featured acts taking part in Tour Texas, joining a handful of fellow rising Texas acts to perform in cities and towns across the state. And even though The Niceguys still have a video forthcoming for the album single "Die Later," Yves Saint, DJ Candlestick, Cristolph, and Free have begun the process of putting the final touches on their forthcoming project, The James Kelley EP, to be released this summer.

And for the upcoming EP, The Niceguys are inviting fans in, to take part in the process of creating the new project, and in doing so have launched The James Kelley EP Fan Art Contest. The contest, which is open now, is giving fans the chance to submit their very own cover art for the EP, and the winner will be chosen directly by The Niceguys. The artist who submits the winning entry will receive full credit for their work and see their image distributed everywhere alongside the EP, which is set to release in digital and in hard-copy form. Full details on what exactly the group is looking for and how to go about submitting your artwork can be found here: http://thenicelook.com/JKEPContest.html, and to help fuel in the creative juices The Niceguys have released the latest in their Nice Short video series, directed as always by Tubo, and taking a fun look into the question, "Who Is James Kelley?"

Watch the new Niceguys short video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkLLqHYOJXU .

In case you missed it, download The Niceguys' debut album, The Show here: http://thenicelook.com/NICE_LOOK.html .

Video: Big Sean On How He Met Kanye West


Video: Big Sean On How He Met Kanye West

Video: Animal Farm - "Pop Music"


From Erik Abel:

Video: Animal Farm - "Pop Music"

MP3: DJ JS-1 - "Boom Slap" Feat. KRS-One & Rahzel


From Audible Treats:

MP3: DJ JS-1 - "Boom Slap" Feat. KRS-One & Rahzel

If you're fed up with producers who make "fake J Dilla beats" and "pop-star radio DJs" like DJ JS-1 is, the best thing to do is slap them across the face with some real boom bap sounds. So that's exactly what the Queens, New York DJ did with his new single, "Boom Slap," and who better to amp up the slap than two of the kings of boom bap, KRS-One and Rahzel. The respective visionaries of rapping and beat boxing join their friend JS-1 on the first leak from No One Cares, which will be released on June 21st via Fat Beats Records. "My biggest selling single to date was my first single, 'Essentials,' which featured KRS & Rahzel," says JS-1. "That was on my first album, Ground Original 1 in 2002. With this album being Ground Original 3 and the final installment of that series, I wanted to close out with a KRS & Rahzel track."

Since his start in the early 90's, DJ JS-1 has witnessed hip-hop evolve over the years, and "Boom Slap" explains exactly how he feels about hip-hop in 2011. "I'm all about boom bap, regardless of how some of these new-jacks feel," explains the DJ/producer. "There are tons of people making pretty music, and that's nice for an R&B group, but we make that boom bap that slaps you when you hear it." This song does just that, as JS-1's hard-hitting beat serves as the foundation for Rahzel's background vocals and patented vocal scratches, while KRS verbally assaults the beat with his unmistakable flow. "The style of hip hop we create is not going anywhere," says JS-1. "People can say what they want – make what they want – but this style will always be here. Forever, and ever, we will be here forever..."

DJ JS-1's No One Cares will be available for purchase on June 21st on Fat Beats Records.

Download DJ JS-1's "Boom Slap" for free here: http://media.audibletreats.com/DJ_JS-1-Boom_Slap_Ft_KRS-One_Rahzel.mp3 .

Video: Killer Mike on Winning His First Grammy


Video: Killer Mike on Winning His First Grammy

MP3: J. Cole - "Disgusting" (prod. J. Cole)


From RMG:

MP3: J. Cole - "Disgusting" (prod. J. Cole)

* http://www.mediafire.com/?z38d166twdy3369 *

Video: DJ Premier & Dynasty - "Epic Dynasty"


From BF Blasts:

Video: DJ Premier & Dynasty - "Epic Dynasty"

MP3 + Trailer: Bekay - "Remember"


BEKAY - "REMEMBER" MP3 & VIDEO TRAILER *YOM HASHOAH

In honor of Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Bekay is pleased to release a moving Holocaust tribute record titled "Remember". The song is accompanied by a trailer for the video which drops next week. The record, which is produced by Dbefekt, tells a gripping story of a family torn apart during the Holocaust and the events that follow. Be sure to download and please pass this song around!

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