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Audio: Big K.R.I.T. - American Rapstar

The latest release from K.R.I.T.'s upcoming "Return of 4eva" album set to drop on March 22nd


Video: Snoop Dogg f/ Nate Dogg & More - "Lay Low"

Video: Snoop Dogg f/ Nate Dogg & More - "Lay Low." R.I.P. Nate Dogg.

Video: Nate Dogg - "I Got Love"

Video: Nate Dogg - "I Got Love." R.I.P. Nate Dogg.

Video: Dr. Dre f/ Nate Dogg, Snoop, Kurupt - "The Next Episode"

Video: Dr. Dre f/ Nate Dogg, Snoop, Kurupt - "The Next Episode." R.I.P. Nate Dogg.

Video: Mos Def f/ Nate Dogg, Pharoahe Monch - "Oh No"

Video: Mos Def f/ Nate Dogg, Pharoahe Monch - "Oh No." R.I.P. Nate Dogg.

R.I.P. Nathaniel D. Hale (Nate Dogg)

Some sad news to report tonight on the passing of another hip-hop legend - Nathaniel D. Hale, better known to many as Nate Dogg. Confirmation of his passing late Tuesday evening comes from both the Long Beach Press Telegram and NBC Los Angeles. The Long Beach, California rap star was only 41 years old, but had suffered two severe strokes in 2007 and 2008 that undoubtedly shortened his life. Fans will remember him as the gravelly voiced and soulful singer on a plethora of G-Funk classics from Dr. Dre's "The Next Episode" to Warren G's "Regulate" among MANY others. We've included the latter video below. Our condolences to his family, friends and numerous fans around the world. R.I.P. Nate Dogg.

Video: Sav Killz f/ Darnell McClain - "Wonder"

From J-Ronin:

Video: Sav Killz f/ Darnell McClain - "Wonder"

PR: "Our Favorite Beres Hammond Songs" - Out 4/26

From VP Records:

PR: "Our Favorite Beres Hammond Songs" - Out 4/26

Reggae Stars Cover Their Top Tracks from Reggae Soul Icon

(VP RECORDS, NEW YORK)  - Reggae stars pay homage to Beres Hammond, the godfather of reggae soul, in the ultimate way as they cover his songs in My Favorite Beres Hammond Songs, a double-disc album available from VP Records on April 26, 2011. Spanning over 30 years of recording soulful reggae music in his signature smoky-sweet baritone, Hammond's catalog is filled with hits for the picking. Now reggae and dancehall stars honor his legacy by putting their touch on his classics.

The 23-track compilation features the talents of Jah Cure,Tarrus Riley, Busy Signal, Tessanne Chin, Marcia Griffiths and Nadine Sutherland, just to name a few. The project is the brainchild of acclaimed reggae producer and longtime Beres Hammond collaborator, Donovan Germain, who composed the covers at his own studio at Penthouse Records in Jamaica.

Some of Beres' biggest hits are covered on this definitive collection, including "Putting Up Resistance," "Tempted To Touch," and "No Disturb Sign," which appears twice with a dancehall remix featuring Assassin. Beres himself also participates with "Fire & Ice," staying in the mix as the various contributing artists carry his songs to different and perhaps even new ears.

Beres Hammond has always been covered by musicians in and out of the genre. Now with this official compilation from some of the artists he has influenced, fans can get a new take, and taste, of his signature sounds.

Disc One

Step Aside - Tessanne Chin
 Love From A Distance - Lukie D
 I'm So In Love - Singing Melody
 Groovy Little Thing - Tarrus Riley
Irie & Mello - Nikki Burt
 Black Beauty - Duane Stephenson
 Putting Up Resistance - Sherieta
 Full Attention - Stevie Face
 Love Means Never To Say You're Sorry - Cameal Davis
 Double Trouble - Romain Virgo
No Disturb Sign - Alaine

Disc Two

Emptiness - Jah Cure
 Tempted To Touch - Busy Signal
 Reggae Calling - Marcia Griffiths
 Freedom - Torch
 Got To Get Away - Chevaughn
 One Step Ahead - Nadine Sutherland
 If Only You Knew - Hezron
 Preacher Man - A. J. Brown
Lovely Day - Tony Curtis
 What One Dance Can Do/She Loves Me Now/
Come Back Home (Medley) - Richie Stephens and Niquet Goldson
 Fire & Ice - Beres Hammond
 No Disturb Sign (Remix) - Alaine and Assassin

Photos: Far East Movement & Snoop Dogg - "If I Was You (OMG)"

From Greg Miller:

Photos: Far East Movement & Snoop Dogg - "If I Was You (OMG)"

March 14, 2011 - Platinum recording group Far East Movement recently linked up with Snoop Dogg at La Cita, a local bar they frequent in their Downtown Los Angeles neighborhood, to film the music video for 'If I Was You (OMG)' off their debut album Free Wired (Cherry Tree/Interscope).  The music video, an LA electro and OG westcoast party mash-up, will premiere on March 24th.

The free wired electro pop quartet is currently overseas opening up for Rihanna on the LOUD tour.

They will return to the US next month to play at college campuses across the country through May 2011.

Far East Movement's previous two singles 'Rocketeer' and 'Like A G6' are both certified platinum smash's selling over 1 million and 3.5 million copies to date respectively.


Audible Treats Invades SXSW: Artist Roundup

Audible Treats Invades SXSW: Artist Roundup

Spring break is this week, and that means SXSW is finally upon us. Music heads everywhere are gearing up for a week of warm weather, drunken debauchery, and countless amazing shows in Austin. The city will be electrified with the latest and greatest new artists, and this year the crew at Audible Treats are excited to be presenting two Official SXSW showcases. In addition to our showcases, there are a number of other great shows going on throughout the week featuring a bevy of Audible Treats' artists. Take note below and be sure to mark these in your calendar. Hope to see you in Austin.

Tues 3/15

Headless Horseman (Presnted by Eastside Sound Circus)
@ Cheer up Charlie's, 1104 E. 6th st.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Headless Horseman (Presnted by #theParty)
@ The Mohawk, 912 Red River st.
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Wed 3/16

Headless Horseman (Presnted by Bridge Club Party)
@ The Liberty, 1618 1/2 E. 6th st.
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Moe Green (Presented by Quality Control)
@ Club Fuze, 505 Neches st.
8:30 p.m. - 8:50 p.m.

Zion I & The Grouch
@ The Mohawk, 912 Red River st.
9:00 p.m.

Moe Green, Casual & Opio of Hieroglyphics (Presented by Tornadoes On The Sun)
@ Plush, 617 Red River st.
11:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. -Moe Green
11:30 p.m. - 12:00 p.m. -Casual & Opio

Thurs 3/17

Headless Horseman (Presented by Birddog Promo Party)
@ The Aquarium, E. 6th st.
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Headless Horseman (Presented by Texas Tornado)
@ The Rusty Spurs, 405 E. 7th st.
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The Niceguys (Presented by Hustle Simmons)
@ Cielo Night Club, 416 Congress ave
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Headless Horseman (Presented by Cheer up Charlies)
1104 E. 6th st.
5:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.

Talib Kweli, Casual and Opio of The Hieroglyphics, Nottz, Black Milk, Derek 32Zero, DJ Toure, Moe Green, TRUTHLiVE, Kokayi, The Niceguys, DaVinci, Erk Tha Jerk, Roach Gigz, League510, and Kyle Rapps, with producer IMAKEMADBEATS serving as the official DJ for the night. (Presented by Audible Treats)
@ The Scoot Inn, 1308 E. 4th st.
7:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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Fri 3/18

Tanya Morgan (Presented by DJBooth x 2DopeBoyz x Last Rights)
@ Dizzy Rooster, 306 E. 6th st.
3:35 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Headless Horseman (Presented by My Old Kentucky Blog's Glitter Taco Smoosh Party)
Pecker Heads
402 E. 6th st.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Kokayi (Presented by DMVincible)
@ Prague, 422 Congress Ave.
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

League510 (Presented by styleXaustin)
@ Austin Convention Center, 500 East Cesar Chavez St. exhibit hall 1
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

J*Davey, Acrylics, Moe Green, Poirier, Roach Gigz, DaVinci, and Headless Horseman with DJ Eleven serving as the official DJ for the night. (Presented by Audible Treats x Prefix Mag)
@ Nuvola , 105 E. 5th st.
8:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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Sat 3/19

Headless Horseman (Presented by Golden Ratio x TwoSyllable Records)
@ Gypsy Lounge, 1504 E. 6th st.
12:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Headless Horseman (Presented by The Hookup)
@ Loft 718, 718 Congress Ave
12:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Tanya Morgan (Presented by Hip Hop Supreme 2011)
@ District 301, 301 6th st.
4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

The Niceguys (Presented by Wonder Sounds Music Group)
@ Betsy's Bar, 301 W. 6th st.
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Tanya Morgan (Presented by SXSW)
@ Buffalo Billiards, 201 E. 6th st.

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