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MP3: gENSu dEAn f/ Large Pro - "Forever"

From dEAn:

MP3: gENSu dEAn f/ Large Pro - "Forever"

NEW SINGLE "FOREVER" by producer gENSu dEAn feat HipHop legend LARGE PRO! LIMITED 7" VINYL (additional info coming)

please tweet, fb, and share the link...I am humbled and truly appreciate you all and all that you do. now let's go GET IT!!!!



PR: Electorlightz, "The Future" MP3 on MOG Music Network

From Girlie Action:

PR: Electorlightz, "The Future" MP3 on MOG Music Network

Electrolightz: It Happened Over Night; "The Future" MP3 Premiered on MOG Music Network Today!

Listening to Electrolightz’s debut , It Happened Over Night, has the same effect as going into every party in town on a Saturday night! The Los Angeles band’s effortless cocktail of electro buzz and energy, hip hop banger rhymes, and pop sheen goes down smooth and packs a punch. Singer Rami Dearest, rapper Namebrand, producer erOc, and drummer Barry Romance released their “Electrolightz presents Electronightz” mix tape this year which featured the band’s originals along with their remixes of La Roux and Lady Gaga. Their “Telephone” remix ended up on Gaga’s Telephone remix album. The mix tape was merely a tease!
The pulsating and stuttering synths of album opener, “Written All Over Your Face” transport you to a steamy dance floor even before Rami and Namebrand start seducing the woman in the song. “I Love You” brings an element of nostalgic melancholy into the mix and adds a moving iciness to the synths. The ode to wild girls, “Miss Outta Control”, drags you right back out to the floor to get tipsy. Electrolightz never sacrifice the fun or melodies even when dealing with heartbreak. Get your first taste of the album at MOG Music Network where the MP3 of "The Future" premiered today or go here.
All four members of Electrolightz have had a great deal of independent success. Rami Dearest, son of renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman, fronted the band Something for Rockets, who were featured on MTV’s You Hear It First, and gained consistent radio play on college radio and LA stations such as Indie 103.1 and KCRW.  SFR’s second album was produced by Blink 182 front man Mark Hoppus.  Rapper Namebrand gained his rapping chops as the protégé of notorious Hip Hop artist Rass Kass which enabled Namebrand to travel the world on tour along with Rass Kass and legendary rapper Rakim. He has been described as putting out high energy music with innovative lyrics and delivery. ErOc has has had commercial success with his production team called Da Riffs.  He and partner Zed Kelly, have produced a number of video game scores for EA Sports in addition to producing tracks for well-known rappers such as 50 Cent, Young Buck, Pitbull, Chamillionaire, and Method Man.

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Video: Eternia - "Queens Chronicles Pt. 2"

From Sav One:

Video: Eternia - "Queens Chronicles Pt. 2"

Video: Skillz - "The World Needs More Skillz" Release Show

From Chris at E1 Music:

Video: Skillz - "The World Needs More Skillz" Release Show

MP3: League510 - "They Stuck"

From Audible Treats:

MP3: League510 - "They Stuck"

League510 Release First of Pre-Album Tracks As They Prepare Solo Debut To The Beat

The Song:

Bay area hip-hop group and leaders of the burgeoning Town Techno movement League510 teams up with vocalist Chris "CT" Turner for the League's latest single, "They Stuck." . League510 -- a self-contained unit comprised of TK, Mont, Mr. Knowitall, and DJ Blacksmith -- flex their lyrical muscles once again, delivering party anthem energy and a message of playful bravado. "This new song is about being fly, turning heads and having everybody stuck when they see you," explains TK. "It's about looking so nice that everybody has to freeze when they lay eyes on you." In good spirit, League510 boasts about being "fly," but at the same time they inspire listeners to exude similar confidence, offering a bit of collective feel-good for listeners

As League510 continues to prep their solo debut for, To The Beat, fans can expect more new music from the Clear Label Records artists soon.

"They Stuck": .

The Background:

Emcees TK, Mont, Mr. Knowitall and DJ Blacksmith better known as League510 are pioneers of a sound that is all their own, Town Techno. With a sound that is out of this world, League510's musical journey began in a galaxy far away from ours. After traveling the universe for years, they entered our galaxy and our planet shortly thereafter. With sights on our world, the quartet chose to land in the hills east of Oakland, CA. After hiding their ship deep in the hills they approached this new town with great curiosity and were immediately amazed by the vibrant culture that they found. Adopting the Bay Area scene as their new home, League510 wasted no time in beginning their new musical journey here in our world. Using advanced abilities, the four emcees quickly mastered the art of sound and gave birth to Town Techo, a form of music that would unite the people in heightened awareness; to show them to take action, to appreciate the fun in life, to believe in themselves and to believe in The League.

About Clear Label Records:

Founded in Oakland, CA in 1999, Clear Label Records has established itself as one of the top independent labels in the Bay Area. The company is owned and operated by Tajai Massey, renowned recording artist with the group Souls of Mischief and the crew Hieroglyphics, who brings a unique perspective to the label utilizing his experiences as a major-label recording artist turned independent label owner & successful touring musician. Clear Label is home to recording artists of many genres such as Chris Marsol, Baby Jaymes, FamSyrk, Deep Rooted, League510, and more. Through a partnership with Pushing the Beat (PTB) called ClearBeat, the label is also home to Oakland’s hottest street artists including Beeda Weeda, Shady Nate, D-Lo, Sleepy D and others. Look for full-length releases from all of these artists in the near future.  For more information, please visit .

PR: Kottonmouth Kings Join the Prop 19 Effort in CA

From Kerosene Media:

For Immediate Release
Kottonmouth Kings & Melissa Etheridge Join The Legalization Efforts For California’s Proposition 19

While Kottonmouth Kings are set to kick-off the second leg of their Party Monsters US Tour beginning on November 13th, the group is currently concentrating their efforts on the upcoming November 2nd, 2010 vote for Proposition 19 in the state of California. Proposition 19, also known as the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010, legalizes various marijuana-related activities, allows local governments to regulate, while permitting local governments to impose and collect fees and taxes.
“We are on the verge of a historical legislative breakthrough with Proposition 19. It is not a perfect proposition, but it is a huge progressive step towards common sense drug laws,” commented Brad X from Kottonmouth Kings. “We are releasing a free exclusive track we just recorded called ‘Legalize It’ to celebrate this monumental occasion. It is one more step to ending prohibition."
Kottonmouth Kings' drummer Lou Dog is currently working alongside criminal defense attorney Bruce Margolin at the Los Angeles chapter of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) campaigning for the Prop 19 vote. Lou Dog was recently photographed at a fundraising event in Los Angeles, CA alongside Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge for the legalization efforts.
The Kottonmouth Kings will kick off the second leg of their Party Monsters Tour alongside Big B and Slaine on November 13th in Hollywood, CA at The Key Club. Kottonmouth Kings are currently touring in support of their new album, “Long Live The Kings”, which debuted at #26 on the Billboard Top 200.
Nov 13 - West Hollywood, CA  @ The Key Club
Nov 16 - Chico, CA  @ Senator Theater
Nov 17 - Portland, OR  @ Wonder Ballroom
Nov 18 - Seattle, WA  @ The Showbox
Nov 19 - Spokane, WA  @ Knitting Factory Spokane
Nov 20 - Boise, ID  @ Knitting Factory Boise
Nov 21 - Missoula, MT  @ Wilma Theater
Nov 23 - Englewood, CO  @ Gothic Theatre
Nov 24 - Salt Lake City, UT  @ In The Venue
Nov 26 - Las Vegas, NV  @ House of Blues Las Vegas
Nov 27 - Reno, NV  @ Knitting Factory
Dec 9 - Bakersfield, CA  @ The Dome
Dec 10 - San Francisco, CA  @ Slims
Dec 11 - Modesto, CA  @ Fat Cat Music House & Lounge
Dec 16 - San Diego, CA  @ House of Blues San Diego
Dec 17 - Anaheim, CA  @ Grove of Anaheim
Dec 18 - Tempe, AZ  @ Marquee Theatre
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Video: Big Cat Records & Gucci Mane Squash Beef

From Junior Jimenez:

Video: Big Cat Records & Gucci Mane Squash Beef

Big Cat  and Gucci Mane are back working together. Big Cat Records is
best known for the early success of Gucci Mane, whose records on the
label have sold over 600,000 units.Other artists with releases on Big
Cat include Khia, Rasheeda, and Freekey Zekey.


MP3: Ice Cube - "Nothing Like L.A."

From RBC Records:

MP3: Ice Cube - "Nothing Like L.A."

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PR: J. Period and Zion I @ Brooklyn Bowl Tonight

From J. Period:

J. Period and Zion I @ Brooklyn Bowl Tonight

Monday November 1st, J.Period joins the Bay Area's finest hip hop crew, Zion I, for an exclusive show at Brooklyn Bowl, celebrating the release of their upcoming album album, Atomic Clock, in stores Nov. 9.  Show starts early, with J.Period's opening set from 8-9pm and after the show alongside Zion I producer Amp-Live!  Zion I is real hip hop at its finest, and one of our favorites here at Truelements, so come on out!  

Check out the promo video at:

Venue: Brooklyn Bowl
Address: 61 Wythe Ave. Brooklyn NY 11211
Doors: 6pm Show: 9pm
Admission: $5.00 (Age: 21yrs +)


PR: Credit To The Nation Remix Package Features Chuck D

From 2SPR:

Credit To The Nation, New Single 'RTA' Out Now, Remix Package Features Chuck D, Readies New Album

Nov. 1, 2010


LONDON, Nov. 1 /2SPR/ – The comeback single from British Hip-Hop pioneers, Credit To The Nation, titled ‘RTA’, is out now. Available at digital retailers as a remix bundle, that includes a version featuring Chuck D of the legendary Public Enemy.

The new single is the first release in twelve years from the band, and has received positive reviews from media. With strong airplay support from XFM London, and BBC 6 Music, where it was recently featured on the ‘Roundtable’ segment of the 6 Music Steve Lamacq show.

Credit To The Nation made a name for themselves in the early nineties. Their debut album "Take Dis", birthed a selection of political hits and popular singles. These included ‘Teenage Sensation’, which reached #23 on the UK Singles Chart, 'Sowing The Seeds Of Hatred', and the breakthrough single, ‘Call It What You Want’, which sampled the guitar riff on Nirvana's ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’, gained the band a following outside of the rap market, and also appeared on the soundtrack to the Jude Law movie Shopping.

Since then they toured with such artists as Manic Street Preachers, Therapy, and Chumbawamba, and played live at The Glastonbury NME stage, Phoenix Festival, and the Reading Festival Melody Maker Stage to name a few.

‘RTA’ is the first single taken from the upcoming as-yet-untitled album, due for release next year. Fans can expect collaborations with Chuck D of Public Enemy, Sadat X of Brand Nubian, Nathan White, Charly Vox and Benji Webbe, lead singer of Welsh ragga-metallers Skindred.

‘RTA’ is out now, on Crossflow Recordings.


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Credit To The Nation
‘RTA’ - Out Now
Crossflow Recordings
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