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The Hip-Hop Shop #159 - Cocky Hayters Get Done

It's time for another new edition of The Hip-Hop Shop. Episode #159 is called Cocky Hayters Get Done, since that title manages to reference three of this week's seven songs in one shot. You can look forward to brand new tracks from DJ Paul, SL Jones, Nametag and Lyriciss just to name a few. Thanks for listening and remember to share the show with a friend and tell them to check it out every Tuesday on! Don't forget to subscribe to our RSS newsfeed so you never miss a new episode.

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Tracks featured this week:

* Constant Deviants - Hayter
* Nametag - Feelin Good, Feelin Great
* SL Jones - Gas Station
* D Strong f/ Aarophat, Mecca, Wildelux - Snakes and Gators
* DJ Paul - Cocky
* Trafek & V!rtu - Done
* Lyriciss f/ DJ I-Dee - Get It and Go

MP3: M-Dot x Mr. Malchau x Nutso- "You Ain't Ready"

MP3: M-Dot x Mr. Malchau x Nutso- "You Ain't Ready" (Prod. By Midiflash)

Courtesy Chris Figueroa.

Munich Production team 'Midiflash' drop their 2nd single off Pleased to Beat You. The high energy track has vocals provided by M-Dot (Boston), Mr. Malchau (Denmark) & Nutso (Queens). DJ LP2 brings the scratches. Enjoy!

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MP3: J-Haze f/ Skillz - "Dream"

MP3: J-Haze f/ Skillz - "Dream"

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Steel City's J-Haze is pleased to present the laid back Neo Soo Wavy produced "Dream", which features VA's check it out like this and then like that.  If you like what you hear, stay tuned for J-Haze's fortforthcoming mixtape My Land, presented by Showoff Gang & Shadyville and hosted by That Damn Toucan, DJ Junior & DJ Grady.

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PR: MGK Lands Official WrestleMania XXVIII Theme Song

PR: MGK Lands Official WrestleMania XXVIII Theme Song

Courtesy Greg Miller.

February 2012 - Los Angeles, CA - World Wrestling Entertainment (aka WWE) has awarded MGK's "Invincible" as main event wrestler John Cena's theme song at pop-extravaganza Wrestlemania XXVIII taking place April 1, 2012 at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami, FL.  "Invincible" is running in WWE Wrestlemania XXVIII promotional advertisements and will serve as John Cena's song of the evening when he enters the ring for the main bout.

"The reaction to 'Invincible' has been amazing. First, Verizon picked it to run in their campaign and now it's an official Wrestlemania song. It's crazy," states MGK. "John Cena and myself are both underdogs and the song is about struggle, I think it's so cool they chose it."

Listen and purchase "Invincible" here: .

Watch John Cena's Wrestlemania XXVIII promo with "Invicible" here: .

The 2011 MTV break-though artist of the year has been incredibly busy playing shows across the country and gearing up for his ground-breaking 2012 Hostile Takeover tour (kicking off March 22 in Kansas City, MO) that will set the record for longest consecutive tour run in rap history, hitting 90 different cities in the span of 99 days. After the Hostile Takeover tour, MGK will continue on the road with the Van's Warped Tour this summer that will coincide with the release of his debut album, Lace Up on EST 19XX/Bad Boy/Interscope Records.

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Video: Maino - "Criminal (Behind the Scenes)"

Video: Maino - "Criminal (Behind the Scenes)"

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PR: TheNewContent Debuts as Roku's First Hip Hop Channel

PR: TheNewContent Debuts as Roku's First Hip Hop Channel

Courtesy Nicole R.

(ATLANTA, GA – February 2012) Watch exclusive independent Hip Hop television programming from the comfort of home as TheNewContent debuts as Roku's first and only Hip Hop channel.

Roku users simply add TheNewContent channel at no cost to your account, to choose from more than 100 current episodes. TheNewContent is committed to bringing viewers exclusive indie Hip Hop coverage broadcasted in HD that can’t be found anywhere else including music videos, interviews, live events and eventually feature films and full length documentaries.

TheNewContent also hosts private listening sessions with Hip Hop recording artists such as Sha Stimuli and Grammy award-winning producer Focus. Fans can interact with TheNewContent through Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to receive invitations to attend the invite-only events. Those that can't attend or want to relive the experience can watch the exclusive footage on the channel in addition to TheNewContent's entire library including episodes from Comcast’s canceled award-winning mini documentary series The Stand by the producers of TheNewContent.

TheNewContent has been a spotlighted music app on Google TV and is also the platform's first and only app dedicated to indie Hip Hop. Download the app from the music section of the Google TV app gallery, TheNewContent will be offered on all other set-top boxes shortly. Viewers without Roku or a Smart TV can watch TheNewContent online in the Google Chrome browser at .

TheNewContent has and will continue to feature an original weekly segment of independent Hip Hop content on as well as on the free Joost app for iPhones, iPads and iPods. However, new episodes of TheNewContent air on the app first, every Monday. In 2011, TheNewContent had the second most watched video on the Joost network. The channel has aired nearly 150 episodes, had over 100,000 views multiple months in 2011 and is a constant featured music channel. TheNewContent programming is regularly featured on “Joost’s Picks,” which are select videos that stand out on the entire network.

Music videos can be submitted to TheNewContent by sending a Vimeo download link, Dropbox, yousendit or any other downloadable format to TheNewContent Dropbox link is .

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Video: SL Jones - "Actin' Bad"

Video: SL Jones - "Actin' Bad"

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In Decemeber, SL Jones released Flight Risk, his second full mixtape and third project of 2011, and while the Little Rock native has already announced a forthcoming EP with DJ Burn One, he's preceding that release with a string of Flight Risk visuals, the first of which is for the tape's lead single, "Actin' Bad."

The song is a lyrical display of sorts, with SL flipping patterns and wordplay throughout, and the video, shot and directed by Red Audio, offers a straightforward but compelling visual that puts the track's energy at the forefront and matches Jones' brashly defiant tone. A mix of lively performance shots - some accompanied by a scantily clad co-star trying her hardest to steal away the spotlight - and clips of SL in a stunning old-school Chevy Impala, the viewer is placed front and center as SL cruises through the town. "I wanted to let the fans feel like they were riding shotgun with me," explains SL, "bending corners through the neighborhood, chopping it up."

MP3: Napoleon Da Legend - "Napoleonic Language"

MP3: Napoleon Da Legend - "Napoleonic Language"

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Napoleon's latest single "Oxygen" featuring Raekwon is out now.

Napoleon Da Legend's first full length album "Symphonies of a Lost Soul" coming soon!

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SomeOthaShip Announces Georgia Anne Muldrow & Madlib Single

SomeOthaShip Announces Georgia Anne Muldrow & Madlib Single "Seeds" To Be Released On Clear 7" Vinyl on Valentine's Day

Courtesy Audible Treats.

(Brooklyn, NY – February 2012) Following a strong reception for the title track single "Seeds" that was recently leaked, SomeOthaShip Connect is proud to announce that the song will be available for purchase as a special limited edition clear vinyl 7", distributed through Fat Beats on February 14th, 2012.

The b-side includes another song off the album entitled "Husfriend (Prod. By Madlib)," an ode to the beauty of committing to another soul, just in time for Valentine's Day. The digital version of both tracks will also be available on iTunes and other digital retailers February 14th. The full album, Seeds, which is entirely produced by Madlib, will be available on March 27th via her and life partner Dudley Perkin's record label, SomeOthaShip.

Seeds has been produced in its entirety by hip-hop mainstay Madlib, and marks the first project Georgia Anne Muldrow where she concentrated solely on her lyrics and vocals, while leaving the production to someone outside her close camp. Georgia describes the recording process as being "a very different experience... But I'm very proud of the hut we built and am excited about the release." Seeds is presented by SomeOthaShip Connect, the label Muldrow started with husband and fellow musician Dudley Perkins aka Declaime.

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MP3: Mr. Smith f/ Niasol - "That Sound"

MP3: Mr. Smith f/ Niasol - "That Sound"

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