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MP3: Sene & J57 - "Eye Don't Dream" Mini Album


From J57:

MP3: Sene & J57 - "Eye Don't Dream" Mini Album

This EP is a teaser for the Sene & J57 album dropping in 2011.  We spent many week-long studio sessions putting this together. Hope you all dig it.

Sene & J57 "eye don't dream...but i do" [Mini-Album]
Video: Red Rum - "Real Nigga Check"


From DJ Smallz:

Video: Red Rum - "Real Nigga Check"

MP3: Trek Life - "Everything Changed Nothing Instrumentals"


From Audible Treats:

Free Download: Trek Life - "Everything Changed Nothing Instrumentals"

Free Oddisee-Produced Instrumentals Ror Trek's Everything Changed Nothing

The Music:

West Coast emcee Trek Life is treating his fans to the instrumentals from his latest LP Everything Changed Nothing, a project produced entirely by the acclaimed and stylistically diverse producer Oddisee.

Everything Changed Nothing offers fans a wide range of tracks to create their own remixes and mash-ups or just to throw on the playlist and vibe out. From smooth and pensive vinyl samples to gritty electronic swing, Oddisee consistently shows off his spanning range and production skills throughout. "Producing Trek's album allowed me to explore the sounds of another city," says Oddisee of the album's musical diversity. "I really got a chance to show my versatility." Tracks like "Wow" show off Oddisee's soulful side, while minimal electronic tracks like "Still Never Rains" show off his ability to create gritty tracks with similar ease.

The Everything Changed Nothing instrumentals are available for free through bandcamp here: http://mellomusicgroup.bandcamp.com/album/everything-changed-nothing-instrumentals .

The Background:

Trek Life has worked with several known artists from Bishop Lamont to Kev Brown and rocked over production from DJ Khalil, DJ Babu, Evidence, Oddisee and many more. With a growing global fan-base that has resulted from consistently touring the United States, the UK, and Europe, Trek Life has released 2 projects in 2010 with J.Bizness (Rhymes Within Reason EP) and Oddisee (Everything Changed Nothing), and is preparing his upcoming project with Babu (Fire Outside), all through Mello Music Group. Paired with each of these albums, there will be a Digital 12", featuring clean, dirty, and instrumental versions of each album's lead single for free download. Trek Life is well known for his energetic delivery, straight-forward lyrics, and engaging live shows.

Video: Eternia - "Queens Chronicles 3: Words Are Power"


From DJ Sav One:

Video: Eternia - "Queens Chronicles 3: Words Are Power"

Video: Masta Ace & Anonamyss - "To the Top"


From Major Music:

Video: Masta Ace & Anonamyss - "To the Top"

Video: Darryl 'Lil D' Reed - "Holdin' Weight"


From Reloaded Talent:

Video: Darryl 'Lil D' Reed - "Holdin' Weight"

PR: Wandering Worx Adds Planet Asia to Hip-Hop Roster


From ArtistPR:

Wandering Worx Adds Planet Asia to Hip-Hop Roster

Canadian record label Wandering Worx Music announced today the addition of Grammy nominated hip-hop artist Planet Asia to its growing roster. The announcement comes shortly before the release of his first single on the label – ‘Classical Music’, featuring Rasps Kass, Torae and label-mate Jasiri X – scheduled to drop on his Bandcamp page this Friday, November 19th.

The California rapper’s first album on the Wandering Worx label, titled ‘Black Belt Theatre’, is set for release in early 2011 and will feature big names in hip hop like Talib Kweli, Raekwon of Wu-Tang, Paul Wall, and Evidence and DJ Babu of Dilated Peoples.

Planet Asia has already built a name for himself in hip-hop, proven by his Grammy nomination in 2002 for the hit single ‘W’. After releasing ‘How the West Was Won’ with Rasco under the group name Cali Agents, Planet Asia was named First Round Draft Pick by The Source, with the record receiving Independent Album of the Year accolades from the magazine. His solo debut ‘The Grand Opening’ released in 2004, garnered the same honor.

“We’re ecstatic to welcome such a hard working artist to the family,” says Rodney Davidson, Wandering Worx co-founder. “Planet Asia has been catching critical attention since the late ‘90s, and we’re confident he’ll continue to make waves with us and help make this label a hip hop force to reckon with.”

Based in Vancouver, BC, Wandering Worx Music launched in October 2010 as the official record label of Wandering Worx Entertainment. The label’s debut release, Rel!g!on’s ‘Revelationz 1’, has already garnered critical acclaim, with the record’s first single ‘Lucid’, featuring Moka Only and E.D.G.E, in rotation on Much Music. The label is also working closely with renowned Vancouver producer Chin Injeti, who has collaborated with Kanye West, Drake and 50 Cent, in addition to producing two tracks on Eminem’s Recovery.

For more information on Wandering Worx, visit: www.wanderingworxent.com .

MP3: I-20 f/ Ludacris - "My Swag"


I-20 courtesy J-MeloFrom J-Melo:

MP3: I-20 f/ Ludacris - "My Swag"

I-20 unleashes a new record titled "My Swag" featuring Ludacris. The Heatmakerz produced this one. "The Gray Area" mixtape on the way hosted by DJ Bobby Black.

"My Swag"

 

Tanya Morgan Announces New Tour With Big Pooh And Hall Of Justus


From Audible Treats:

Tanya Morgan Announces New Tour With Big Pooh And Hall Of Justus

BK, Cincy, And NC Collaborate For Five-Date Tour Hitting Mid-West And East Coast This December

(November 18, 2010 - Brooklyn, NY) After taking some time apart to focus on their respective solo projects, Tanya Morgan members Donwill and Von Pea are back together again and will play five shows for the So Motivational Tour. Making their way through the Mid-West and down the East Coast this December, Tanya Morgan will be joined by the likes of Big Pooh and his Hall Of Justus crew, including Chaundon, Joe Scudda, Jozeemo, and Big Dho and Warner Bros/Asylum artist Outasight for the Philly and Pittsburgh shows. "It's just nice to be on the road with people you know and respect outside of the music," Donwill explains of the collaboration. "We really only see each other at festivals so now we will have more time to chop it up."

For some of the cities involved, this will be Tanya Morgan's first appearance since releasing Brooklynati in 2009. To commemorate the event, not only will fans get the opportunity to see a collection of their favorite hip-hop acts in the same room, but, thanks to tour sponsor Rocksmith Tokyo clothing, they may also be eligible for a handful of planned giveaways. While the prizes and nature of the giveaways have not yet been disclosed, Donwill promises that he's looking to reward those with the most energy, saying, "I'm only gonna give 'em away to the livest fans." One lucky fan will also have the chance to win NBA2k11, and should make their way to TanyaMorgan.net for additional info and entry rules.

The tour dates are as follows:

Wed, Dec. 1st - Philly, PA at Blockley Pourhouse "World AIDS Day Event"
Tickets: http://bit.ly/SoMotivationalPhilly .
Thurs, Dec. 2nd - Pittsburgh, PA at Shadow Lounge
Tickets: http://bit.ly/SoMotivationalPitts .
Fri, Dec. 3rd - Cleveland, OH at Grog Shop
Tickets: http://bit.ly/SoMotivationalCleveland .
Sat, Dec. 4th - Rochester, NY at Venu
Tickets: http://bit.ly/SoMotivationalRochester .
Wed, Dec. 8th - Brooklyn, NY at Public Assembly
Tickets: http://bit.ly/SoMotivationalBK .

The Background:

Since their inception in 2003, the rap group Tanya Morgan has steadily built a strong foundation of fans and admirers for being what SPIN Magazine referred to as our generation's torchbearers for De La Soul. Following the release of Moonlighting (available in cassette tape format) and The Bridge EP, Tanya Morgan earned critical praise and Top Album of 2009 list inclusions for Brooklynati, which pushed the boundaries of a concept album by incorporating not only lyrical imagery but a creative, multi-tiered marketing campaign that included Brooklynati drivers licenses, an interactive Chamber of Commerce website, a welcome letter from the city mayor, Amir ?uestlove Thompson of The Roots, and more. In 2010, they released a free downloadable album called The Sandwich Shop, cleverly crafted from a selection of rare instrumentals from Late Night With Jimmy Fallon's backing band, The Roots. This year, members Donwill and Von Pea also released acclaimed solo albums, Don Cusack in High Fidelity and Pea's Gotta Have It, respectively.

About Interdependent Media:

Founded in 2006 in the Bay Area by Evan Phillips, Interdependent Media has built unique strengths in the development, production, and marketing of recorded music via new methods of marketing and promotion. Armed with a comprehensive understanding of both traditional and emerging methods of marketing, iM has successfully created multi-faceted methods of raising awareness and interest in their projects. Industry veterans Ian "ID" Davis and Dominic Del Bene head operations at iM and are credited with discovering and/or developing artists such as 9th Wonder, Little Brother, Tanya Morgan, Blackalicious, Del the Funky Homosapien, the Hieroglyphics and more. iM has released albums from K'Naan, J*Davey, Tanya Morgan, Finale, and Truthlive. For more information, please visit http://www.iMculture.com .

Video: Nick Wiz - "A Beat in the Making Pt. 7"


From Nick Wiz:

Video: Nick Wiz - "A Beat in the Making Pt. 7"


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