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Video: Red Cafe - "Keep It 500"

Video: Red Cafe - "Keep It 500"

Courtesy of BF Blasts.

Free Download: Nick Ashford Dedication Mix by DJ Lord Ron

Dedicated to Ashford & Simpson

R.I.P. Mr. Nick Ashford (May 4, 1941 – August 22, 2011)

Legends, Ashford & Simpson were a powerful team, just as well husband & wife. Sincere blessings to Miss Valerie & family during this time. On 8-22-11, the world and music industry lost a brilliant songwriter, producer & recording artists in Nick Ashford.

I want to show my appreciation for what they gave to the world with their art by doing this mix. I spinned some of my favorite joints by Ashford & Simpson plus a few joints they had penned for other artists like the legendary Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell plus Chaka Khan. Their body of work is powerful, legendary and soulful. It was SOLID! To the Preserving The Culture true supporters, ride with us as we celebrate Nick’s life through his music.

Peace — DJ Lord Ron

Download Links: http://www.zshare.net/audio/940965244a5ff138/


For more Lord Ron mixes & classic interviews on various artists please visit 

Free Download: DJ JaySki & Shae La V Presents:
"Aaliyah - A Special Tribute"

From Velv Somersault:

DJ JaySki & Shae La V Presents:
Aaliyah - A Special Tribute


August 25th 2011 - Philadelphia, PA:

Philadelphia songstress, Shae La V releases her first short project for the masses, a special tribute to her favorite artist Aaliyah, as we celebrate her life and death on this day. Shae La V resonates the sound of the late singer, along with legendary hip hop DJ, DJ JaySki, creating a timeless mix. Shae has been working hard in the studio over the past few months, so listen to this in the meantime and be on the lookout for her next project, coming soon!

Download Link: http://hulkshare.com/73eewtcx6v0q

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Video: Jay-Z Told Game to Find a New Lane

Video: Jay-Z Told Game to Find a New Lane

Courtesy of Melanie J. Cornish.

DMX Arrested Again

From TMZ:


DMX just proved, "Groundhog Day" is more than a movie -- it's a lifestyle for scofflaws.

Law enforcement tells TMZ ... the rapper was arrested again, after being pulled over last night in Arizona for driving 102 mph in a 65 zone.  And for good measure, Mr. X was driving on a suspended license ... so cops arrested him.

He was booked for speeding, reckless driving, and the suspended license -- and has since been released on bond.

FYI -- DMX has now been busted 10 times in Maricopa County, AZ. Back in 2008, Sheriff Joe Arpaio famously made the rapper -- along with his fellow Tent City Jail inmates -- sport a pink jumpsuit .

Source: http://www.tmz.com/2011/08/25/dmx-arrested-reckless-driving-suspended-revoked-license-criminal-speeding-chrysler-300-released-bond

MP3: Glasses Malone - "Just Wait'n" (Bastards of the Party)

MP3: Glasses Malone - "Just Wait'n" (Bastards of the Party)

Courtesy of RBC Records.

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Sweatshop Union Announce US Tour Dates for "The Bill Murray EP"

Sweatshop Union announce US tour dates in support of "The Bill Murray" release

Courtesy: URBNET.

Sept 2 - SLC, UT - Kilby Court (all ages early show) & Urban Lounge (21+ late show)
Sept 3 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre - ALL AGES (licensed for 21+)
Sept 4 - Pueblo, CO - Phils Radiator (21+)
Sept 5 - Albuquerque, NM - Launch Pad (21+)
Sept 6 - El Paso, TX - Franikies (18+ w/license for 21+)
Sept 7 - Tucson, AZ - The Hut (21+)
Sept 8 - Los Angeles, CA - The Joint (18+ w/license for 21+)
Sept 9 - Mount Shasta, CA - Roxy's Vet Club (21+)
Sept 10 - Reno, NV - Club Underground (ALL AGES w/license for 21+)
Sept 11 - South Lake Tahoe, CA - Mo's Place (21+)

Sweatshop Union - John Lennon
Download: http://www.box.net/shared/g6dn6ulpe0jylo4yhsva
Stream on Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/urbnet/sweatshop-union-johnlennon
Bandcamp: sweatshopunionpresents.bandcamp.com
Press Images (High Resolution): http://www.box.net/shared/1k77ioh7u7

Sweatshop Union is the undisputed heavyweight of North Western hip-hop, and has earned a reputation as the hardest working collective in the region. Having performed over five hundred shows internationally, their live performance has become a mainstay of Canadian music. In 2002, a concept album was recorded called: Sweatshop Union. The record was released internationally on Battle Axe Records and the new group began their relentless touring schedule that has proven to be a key catalyst in their success.

The next three records solidified Sweatshop Union's presence in rap music. The group co-signed to EMI and went out on the road touring with the Black Eyed Peas, Swollen Members and the Living Legends as well as opening shows for Snoop Dogg, De La Soul, and The Roots. Both college and commercial radio gave the albums substantial airtime and soon after came nominations for Juno Awards, a Canadian Radio Music Award, Much Music Video Awards and more. By 2006 Sweatshop Union had begun headlining shows in the U.S. and appearing at major festivals across North America.

Recently, URB Magazine featured them in their next top 100. They're not alone in thinking that Sweatshop Union is a band worth keeping an eye on. Their consistently poignant music continues to become more relevant daily and the group shows no signs of slowing down.

May 31st, 2011, marked the release of the group's most ambitious record to date, an experimental concept album best described as a runaway mushroom trip through the inner and outer cosmos. They titled the record simply: Bill Murray. Along with recent releases from Sweatshop Unions' Dirty Circus and Pigeon Hole, the group aims to become the most prolific collective in hip hop.

Website: http://www.urbnet.com/sweatshopunion

MP3: Brown Bag AllStars - "Psycho Dwarf 2011"

MP3: Brown Bag AllStars - "Psycho Dwarf 2011"

Courtesy of BBAS.

The Brown Bag AllStars dropped their version of the Beatnuts "Psycho Dwarf" last week for free download. Check out their tribute to the classic Beatnuts track.

"Psycho Dwarf 2011" (Beatnuts Tribute)
Download the "Psycho Dwarf 2011" http://www.hulkshare.com/ral4rtflg64t .

Video/MP3: Moe Green - "Nimbus" + Show Tonight in San Francisco

Video/MP3: Moe Green - "Nimbus" + Show Tonight in San Francisco

Courtesy: Audible Treats.

While persevering both personally and professional it is the small achievements that are making the dreamer's dreams reality. His head may remain in the clouds but his feet are firmly planted in the streets. From Vallejo to Los Angeles to New York City, Moe Green has been making ordinary people into extraordinary believers with his latest project Lionheart and, along the way, has played for capacity audiences at venues like Slims in San Francisco, Key Club in Los Angeles, and Highline Ballroom in New York City. It is never too late to join the Out Crowd.

With Lionheart still buzzing, Moe Green unleashes his latest song and video with "Nimbus." The Clams Casino backdrop (flipped from Clams' previously released single "Wizard") has Green climbing the ladder towards his dream while looking back down to reflect on his surroundings.

In other exciting news, Moe Green's Bay Area fans will have the opportunity to catch him live tonight, August 25th, at Slims in San Francisco, performing alongside Roach Gigz, Jay Ant, and show headliner Kreayshawn. Doors are at 9:00 PM Pacific.

Watch the video for "Nimbus" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xaZrJj8cx0 .

Download the mp3 for "Nimbus" here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Moe_Green-Nimbus.mp3 .

Download Moe Green's new EP, Lionheart, for free here: http://www.freeonsmash.com/exclusives/lionheart/ .

MP3: Lil Jon f/ LMFAO - "Drink"

MP3: Lil Jon f/ LMFAO - "Drink"

Courtesy of BF Blasts.

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