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PR: 40 Glocc & Spider Loc Release DJ Drama Street Album


From GiGi Capone PR:

40 Glocc & Spider Loc Release DJ Drama Street Album

ZOOLIFE INFAMOUS G UNIT ARTIST 40 GLOCC & SPIDER LOC RELEASE HIGHLY CONTROVERSIAL STREET ALBUM HOSTED BY DJ DRAMA “GRAVEYARD SHIFT”.

Fabruary 1, 2010- (Colton, CA) Big Bad 4-0 officially announced the March 22nd release date of his new street album “ Graveyard Shift”. The Zoolife | Infamous G Unit star player cleverly teamed up with fellow G Unit artist “Spider Loc” and the world renown DJ Drama to bring hardcore hip hop fans what they fiend for; gritty uncut, unadulterated music straight from the streets. The  highly anticipated album has been a work in progress for 2 years due to the incarceration of Spider Loc; but with time working in both artist favor to flourish the project into a highly anticipated urban masterpiece.

Tony Yayo, Gail Gotti, Jay-O Felony, Kurupt, Busta Rhymes, Obie Trice, MC-8, ZOOBABIES and Noreaga are amongst the line up of heavy hitting features on the album. When asked about what fans can expect to hear the Zoolife Entertainment artist/ceo stated “fans can expect to hear that crisp rhythmic gangsta sound that only comes from the heart of the streets” .

Prior to his new release the West Coast driven celebrity dropped a highly successful mainstream single “Damn” featuring TV Tycoon Ray J which was featured on MTVU this fall and followed up with a remix featuring Ray J, Yo Gotti & Twista. All-Star features from Snoop Dogg, E-40, Mistah F.A.B., Xzibit, MC Eiht, Kurupt, Yukmouth and Messy Marv on Big Bad 4-0’s  “Welcome To California” and “NWA’ which covered topics from politics, police to parties also produced a huge buzz that has been strategically aligned as a build up to the release of  “Graveyard Shift”.

With 5.2 million Youtube views, 13 million World Star Hip Hop video views and 3.5 million views on Vlad TV and national press campaigns in store; Big Bad 4-0 is projected to show highly affirmative results from “Graveyard Shift”.

Direct Connection: www.40glocc.com .

MP3: Snoop Dogg Presents: Damani "Hustle Hard" Freestyle


From J. Melo:

MP3: Snoop Dogg Presents: Damani "Hustle Hard" Freestyle

Damani becomes the first west coast emcee to spit over what is sure to become the over used "Hustle Hard" instrumental. The Inglewood player puts his spin on it like only he could.

"Hustle Hard"

PR: Clinton Curtis to Release Sophomore Album on March 22nd


From Audible Treats:

Singer Songwriter Clinton Curtis To Release Sophomore Album, 2nd Avenue Ball, on March 22nd

21st Century Rock & Roll Artist Aims to Recapture Magic of Live Sound With Sophomore Recording

Critical Praise/Success For Clinton Curtis:

Holds attendance record for drawing the largest crowd to NYC downtown hotspot The Living Room.

Received most fan votes on FOX's Fearless Music TV.

The Album:

(February 1st, 2011 - New York, NY) Key West by way of Jamaica indie singer songwriter Clinton Curtis will release his sophomore album 2nd Avenue Ball on March 22nd on label 27 Sound. Today, Clinton debuts his first single, which is the title track, via TopSpin. He is also pleased to announce the launch of CC Connect, his new fan-club, CC Radio, his website-based radio station, and his revamped website, www.ClintonCurtis.com .

2nd Avenue Ball comes at a pivotal time for Curtis, who was raised in Western Jamaica by parents who were deeply embedded in the local live music scene. He recently won the most votes on FOX's Fearless Music TV and set an attendance record for drawing the largest crowd to NYC downtown hotspot The Living Room. Taught by Jamaican greats such as Gregory Isaacs and Desmond Dekker at a young age, Curtis learned how to play the bass and guitar by age 10. By 18 years of age, he moved to NYC to study acting at NYU, where he ultimately set his eyes on songwriting. He began to work with producer Matt Stine and eventually signed to indie label 27 Sound.

Curtis' latest album comes on the heels of his debut Smoldering Youth, which set the stage for the sound of his widely influenced and eclectic style, which he dubs "21st century rock & roll." When creating the album, Curtis wanted to capture the "live band" energy that so often eludes musicians in a studio setting. Interestingly, the album name comes from the last track written and recorded. The track was chosen because, according to Clinton, "It really embodies the tone and spirit we were striving for which was one that conveyed the mightiness and joy of our live shows." Voicing this enthusiasm, Curtis pointed out, "If we're having this much fun cutting these tracks, people are bound to have this much fun digging them."

The title single captures that energy through the story of a mythical ballroom on NYC's 2nd Avenue, where partygoers have decided to rage on the last day of civilization rather than fearfully accept their fate. With a 60's R&B feel delivered by drummer Andrew "Komplexx" Mclean, the song charges ahead with passionate irreverence, keeping mortal toes in motion for the song's entirety. Curtis mused, "I had this image in my head of all the party people in New York heading down to the East Village in a huge, mass second-line parade to a mythical grand ballroom where the band keeps playing until the roof blows off. That's the 2nd Avenue Ball."

The title single is now available via an E4M (email for media) widget offered by Topspin. In addition to the single, Curtis is set to launch CC Connect, a VIP fan-club also powered by Topspin, as well as his own website and radio station.

Video: Heavy Grindaz - "BAM"


From BF Blasts:

Video: Heavy Grindaz - "BAM"

MP3: Nicki Minaj f/ Lil Wayne + Exclusive Interview


From Rap Star Promo:

MP3: Nicki Minaj f/ Lil Wayne + Exclusive Interview

Nicki Minaj ft. Lil Wayne

"Roman's Revenge"

* http://limelinx.com/files/e65fc28bb65734099b8fe4dc616245db *

RAPSTARPROMO EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW W/ NICKI MINAJ

* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns286ZHu03s *

Video: Damani - "On Vacation From Vacation" Album Trailer


From J. Melo:

Video: Damani - "On Vacation From Vacation" Album Trailer

Snoop Dogg protege Damani will finally be releasing his "On Vacation From Vacation" album for free download on February 23rd. After having the lead single and video "Here Comes Damani" featuring Snoop Dogg world premiere on 106 & Park, the time has come to deliver the actual album, which will feature guest appearances from Snoop Dogg of course, Crooked I and more.


Here is the official album trailer. Watch on as Damani sets out to conquer the world, from Inglewood, California to rocking crowds in France alongside Snoop Dogg, studio sessions with DJ Quik, China, private jets, yachts and more. Damani is truly on vacation from vacation.

"On Vacation From Vacation" Trailer:

On Vacation from Vacation (Trailer) from DAMANI.

MP3: Fella - "Country Money"


From DJ Smallz:

MP3: Fella - "Country Money"

DOWNLOAD HERE

"Country Money is THAT new anthem for the south for 2011!"
DJ Smallz (Southern Smoke / Fear Factor Music Group)

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LISTEN TO FELLA'S NEW MIXTAPE "3 PILLS & A HALF"

Free LP: Acafool - "Better Late Than Never"


From BF Blasts:

Free LP: Acafool - "Better Late Than Never"

* http://dreamchasersent.com/acafool/bltn.zip *

MP3 + Mixtape: IMAKEMADBEATS - "What's It Gonna Be"


From Audible Treats:

MP3 + Mixtape: IMAKEMADBEATS – "What's It Gonna Be" Feat. Hezekiah, Keziah, And Thomas Clay     02.02.2011

IMAKEMADBEATS And DJ Traumatix Drop Mixtape To Accompany Latest Single


The Song:

"And I'm losing my mind / And I'm below the poverty line... I'm gonna win, though." That's how Philadelphia rapper Hezekiah kicks things off on "What's It Gonna Be," the latest single from producer IMAKEMADBEATS' self-titled debut, available now via Doxside Music Group. An album that ranges from introspective to boisterous, heavy to hazy, all while displaying IMMB's soulful touch throughout, this latest single is instantly inspiring, complete with roaring organs, distorted bass, keys, hand claps, and more.

"I wanted to make music that could change someone's life, even if it's just for a day," says IMAKEMADBEATS, discussing what inspired the track and ending with, "To inspire, to do better, to reach farther." Joining Hezekiah on the track is his sister Keziah, as well as crooner Thomas Clay, who holds down chorus duties. An anthem of defiance and perseverance, with "What's It Gonna Be" IMAKEMADBEATS continues to prove he's one of the top rising producers around.

Download "What's It Gonna Be" here: http://media.audibletreats.com/IMAKEMADBEATS-Whats_It_Gonna_Be_Ft_Hezekiah_Keziah_Thomas_Clay.mp3 .

Also, download DJ Traumatix's IMAKEMADMIXTAPES, a compilation of IMAKEMADBEATS tracks from throughout the producer's career: http://www.hitekfx.com/mixtapes/Traumatix/21immb.mp3 .

Track Listing:
1. No Where to Go Intro - IMAKEMADBEATS
2. St Idez - Blakout
3. Hustle 101 - Roc C ft. Fredro Starr
4. Return To The Summit - MidaZ pr by Optiks
5. Whisper Music - IMAKEMADBEATS & Roc C
6. Word of Mouth - IMAKEMADBEATS & MidaZ
7. Won't Fall - The Transcontinental ft. Rakaa Iriscience & Prince Poe
8. Caught Up - MidaZ pr by TzariZM
9. How Is Your Soul - IMAKEMADBEATS & Butta Verses
10. Flyers - Blakout
11. Freestylin' - MidaZ
12. Subliminal Instrumental - IMAKEMADBEATS
13. Hit the Floor - The Transcontinental ft. WildChild and Poke
14. Return With A Mask On - IMAKEMADBEATS ft. J Freedome & MidaZ

The Background:

IMAKEMADBEATS has built his reputation on an obsessive dedication to his craft and a mad scientist-like approach to tweaking samples, drums, and live instruments - proving himself to be both a rapper's producer and a producer's producer. Most people first became aware of IMAKEMADBEATS from his 2009 collaborative project The Transcontinental with Oxnard rhyme-slinger Roc C (a project that featured the likes of Oh No, Big Pooh, Rakaa Iriscience, and Chino XL), which subsequently led to the nationwide Smash Mouf Tour. In addition to the much-anticipated forthcoming Doxside Music Group self-titled debut, IMAKEMADBEATS is also unleashing his dual-EP concept album Daylight/Nightlight, featuring Butta Verses and MidaZ the Beast respectively. Also in the works are projects with Beretta 9 (Wu-Tang's Killarmy), his BlakOut album with MidaZ, an instrumental project, and more placements on projects by artists seeking the "IMAKEMADBEATS" treatment to their music.

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