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For Immediate Release: Friction Goes Hip Hop May 12

From Tony @ DTR45:

For Immediate Release: Friction Goes Hip Hop May 12

Friction, a wildly successful Electronic Dance Music night produced by Queen City Cartel, has teamed up with the preeminent Buffalo based hip hop label, DTR45, to present a 100% local hip hop night, Friction Goes Hip Hop. Two of the most popular companies in the city lured the top talent in the city to come out and rock what will undoubtedly be a fun filled night of positive vibes; all provided by homegrown artists.

Nationally acclaimed phenom, Billy Drease Williams, performing in a Buffalo venue for the first time in over two years. Tag team party rockers, Kinda Like Dreamin'; newcomers Natural Ingredients; plus DJ Cutler and DJ Sandpaper providing funk, breaks, hip hop and r&b all night long.

Saturday May 12, 2012 at 10pm

DBGB (Duke's Bohemian Grove Bar) 253 Allen Street, Buffalo NY

Just 5 bucks at the door.

Because different styles of music and different companies in Buffalo should always find reasons to work together, not against each other. Plus the talent in the this city is second to none.

Free DL: Squair Blaq & Mulatto Patriot - "The New Deal"

From Wanja Lange:

Free DL: The Promise (Squair Blaq & Mulatto Patriot) - "The New Deal"

The long awaited, highly anticipated "New Deal" album is Here! Inspired by the current recession MC Squair Blaq (of Animate Objects & the Chicago Afro-beat Project) tells a story of a man who looses his employment to outsourcing, then while heading to the unemployment office his car breaks down and to top it all off after he finally makes it home he discovers that his personal belongings were thrown in the dumpster by a former girlfriend. The album produced and mixed by Mulatto Patriot has plenty of warm summertime sample based production infused with a good amount of live instrumentation. The 16 track Album features Psalm One, Pugs Atomz, Primeridian, Neak, S-Star and Charlie Coffeen of Sidewalkchalk, Kiara Shackelford, Lester Jay, Chris Paquette, The Fail, DJ Limbz & DJ Mr. Krime. Album Artwork by Enzo Moscarella.

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Video: B.o.B. Gets Bashed By His Buddy Playboy Tre

From Steve Raze:

Video: B.o.B. Gets Bashed By His Buddy Playboy Tre

Despite being on both of B.o.B.'s albums "The Adventures of Bobby Ray" and the recently released of"Strange Clouds," Playboy Tre playfully bashes his partner B.o.B. in this exclusive back room banter in the green room of Fuse before B.o.B. album release.

MP3: Casual (Hieroglyphics) - "Rock My Shit"

From Audible Treats:

MP3: Casual (Hieroglyphics) - "Rock My Shit"

Last month, Hieroglyphics rapper Casual announced that his new album, He Still Think He Raw, will be released on May 22nd. The album is produced entirely by DJ Fresh & The Whole Shabang, and is a sequel of sorts to Casual's 2001 album, He Think He Raw. To go along with that announcement, Casual released the first single and visual for HSTHR, "Tears." Today, Casual is excited to release the second single off the project, "Rock My Shit."

"Rock My Shit" serves as the opening track from He Still Think He Raw, and for an album with such a bold title, the song offers an equally powerful mission statement. DJ Fresh delivers an assorted collection of plucked and washed out synths, each raining down atop 808 claps and thundering kicks, for a beat that, according to Casual, inspired the Hiero rapper's direction on the song. "It was DJ Fresh's beat," says Casual, "that inspired the 'mean mug' style on this song."

Accompanying the song, Casual took some time recently to sit down and discuss his forthcoming album, break down what it was like working with DJ Fresh, discuss his recent video for "Tears," and more. Watch the video here: .

Download "Rock My Shit" here: .

MP3: Stik Figa - "Medicine"

From Mello Music Group:

MP3: Stik Figa - "Medicine"

In a climate of posturing and pomp, it is refreshing to see an artist like Topeka, Kansas’ Stik Figa unafraid to come As Himself.   After spending years gaining prominence in his hometown and love from the likes of Miles Bonny and Oddisee, Stik Figa steps up to the national stage with his debut Mello Music Group album As Himself.  The album is blue-collar rap, at times somber and at times jovial. There is no hyperbolized varnish here, just the raw grain of Stik’s mental flow.

Free Download: Stik Figa "Medicine" .

Video: Harvi - "Who Am I"

Video: Harvi - "Who Am I"

Here is the brand new single and music video from Harvi that is already getting superb on-line reviews as well as being championed by BBC Radio deejay Bobby Friction on BBC Asian Network as well as Tom Robinson on BBC Radio Six. This is something that you need to get up on!  Harvi is a British rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, recording artist and video maker who toured extensively in the late nineties under the 'Asian Underground' flag playing all across Europe as 'Charged'. He has also worked with various other artists across the musical spectrum releasing music on the well respected Nation label alongside label mates ADF (Asian Dub Foundation), Talvin Singh, Transglobal Underground and many more.

Event - Stereo Boyz live in Chicago @ Morseland / May 04th

From Wanja Lange:

Event - Stereo Boyz live in Chicago @ Morseland / May 04th

Back from their three-month Europe tour, the Stereo Boyz (Detroit) are well prepared for the "Midwest Neighbors Tour", which will take them from their hometown across the midwest throughout March & April 2012. Rocking stages, recording and networking all over Europe added to their 10 years of performance and recording experience. Mixo and Mic Audio are no rookies to the game and their stage presence always wins both fans and critics over. Their EP "Live from the Ghettoblaster" with singles "Circus Act" and "Robots & Miniskirts" has gotten praise from listeners worldwide and after laying down the groundwork they are now ready to take the Midwest by storm. Following the overwhelming requests of fans in Chicago to see them perform live, the Stereo Boyz want you to become part of the movement, let them rock your stage!

Facebook RSVP: .

MP3: Mic Audio & Sacramento Knoxx - "Pebble in Hand"

From Wanja Lange:

MP3: Mic Audio (Stereo Boyz) & Sacramento Knoxx - "Pebble in Hand"

Mic Audio (Stereo Boyz) and Sacramento Knoxx release the third video "Pebble in Hand” off their collaborative effort “Mi Vida Es Como Un Pelicula ( My Life is like a Movie). The album has received praises from all over the globe. PrefixMag calls it: "one of the finest rap albums we've heard so far this year." and listed it in their Top 5 albums of the month.

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New Audio & Video: Canibus - "RTJ2"

From Matt B:

New Audio & Video: Canibus - "RTJ2"

Regarded as one of the finest lyricists in all of Hip-Hop with a career spanning over 2 million records sold, Canibus is now prepping his newest release Rip the Jacker 2.  As the first lyricist to bring the world 100 bars followed by the fanfare known as the 1,000 bars of infinity “Poet Laureate”, Canibus’ newest release Rip The Jacker 2 provides fans with the unprecedented feat of 10,000 bars featured as a Double Disc DVD bundle pack available exclusively at .

On Monday we leaked a portion of those 10,000 bars you will find on Bis’ Rip The Jacker 2 and today, as pre-orders for the new project are being closed out, Bis unveils another section as well.

Rip The Jacker 2 Video Promo #1 Link: .

Audio Link: : .

Free Download: Supar Novar - "Forever" (prod. Show N Prove)

From Park Street PR:

Free Download: Supar Novar - "Forever" (prod. Show N Prove)

Award winning North London rapper Supar Novar teams up with long time collaborator Show N Prove for this 16-track album full of emotional reflection and strait up bangers. The two first collaborated on Novar's 2006 debut 'From The Beginning' with the albums first single 'Reppin'. This track hit the UK Hip-Hop scene with a bang and demonstrated a partnership that was destined to create greatness.

Supar Novar 'Forever' Album (Prod. by Show N Prove) Download link: .

'Forever' presents the concept of an artist trying to leave a mark on the world through music that will never die. It is an emotional journey that features hard-hitting tracks such as 'I Shot' and 'Boring Me', as well as more soulful reflections such as 'Prove My Love' and 'Life Is A Struggle'. The album also showcases tracks such as 'On A Journey' and 'Time Is Now' that demonstrate potential for crossover appeal.

The album features appearances from Dappy (N-Dubz), Neon Hitch, Logic, MCD, Stylah, Genesis Elijah, Terra Slim, Big Ben, Barry Knight, Ruthless, LP, Danny Bones & Dash Gambino. As an album it shows versatility and presents the next chapter of Supar Novar's life in music, further extending the longevity he has already achieved, while demonstrating a natural progression.

Supar Novar has been a prominent force in UK Hip-Hop for over a decade and the high profile features, as well as underground veterans on this album demonstrate the respect he has earned from his work over the years. Show N Prove has also produced music for Rizzle Kicks, Benny Banks, Wretch 32 and Tinchy Stryder to name a few. Through hard work and raw talent he has become one of the UK's most sought after producers.

Supar Novar 'Forever' (Produced by Show N Prove) Full Track-listing:
01. Intro
02. Forever
03. Fresh Ta Death
04. I Shot
05. On A Journey
06. Time Is Now Feat. LP
07. Better World
08. I Got You Feat. Barry Knight
09. Prove My Love Feat. Dappy (N Dubz)
10. Good Girls Feat. Neon Hitch
11. Life Is A Struggle
12. Outro
13. Boring Me ft. Big Ben
14. Better World (Remix) Feat. Logic & MCD
15. I Shot (Road Remix) Feat. Stylah, Dash Gambino & Ruthless
16. I Shot (Music Remix) Feat. Genesis Elijah, Danny Bones & Terra Slim

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