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Video: Labal-S - "What a Sight" (Prod. by DJ REEF) @LABAL_S

From BMC:

Video: Labal-S - "What a Sight" (Prod. by DJ REEF)

Edited by DJ Reef
Lyrics by LABAL-S
Beat Prod by DJ REEF

@AudibleDoctor "F.U.B.U." Feat. Von Pea (Of Tanya Morgan)

Courtesy BBAS:

Audible Doctor "F.U.B.U." Feat. Von Pea (Of Tanya Morgan) (Prod. By marink)

"The Audible Doctor (of The Brown Bag AllStars) and Von Pea (of Tanya Morgan) have teamed up over marink's soulful production to bring you "F.U.B.U", the newest leak off Audible Doctor's upcoming FREE EP. The Full EP titled "I Think That..." is set to drop September 25th."

Audible Doctor "F.U.B.U." Feat. Von Pea (Of Tanya Morgan) (Prod. By marink) http://www.sharebeast.com/y5titm0z17xe .

Wordsmith and BuckMarley Presents Revolt Radio's Volume 25

From Revolt Radio:

Wordsmith and BuckMarley Presents Revolt Radio's The Revolutionary Riot Report Volume 25

Hosted by Cuz OH! Black and Mixed by DJ Nominal

Underground emcee Wordsmith, DJ Nominal and BuckMarley are proud to present Volume 25 of Revolt Radio's Revolutionary Riot Report mixtape series.

Hosted by Nu Revolution's Cuz OH! Black and mixed/blended by Nu Revolution's DJ Nominal. The project features new records from some of the hottest indie/unsigned artists in the game.

* http://www.revoltradio.com/2012/07/24/mixtape-buckmarley-xxx-wordsmith-dj-nominal-present-revolt-radios-the-revolutionary-riot-report-volume-25/ *

Video: @NicotheBeast - "Dead Planet"

From Dom Pinelli:

Video: Nico the Beast - "Dead Planet"

On the heels of his hard-knocking True to Form EP with Vanderslice, Nico the Beast debuts a live rendition of his new street single "Dead Planet" off his soon-coming H.O.M.E. album.  Alongside Rec Raw with no hook, the two emcees loom over the murky, hyponotic track like thunder and lightning.

Maybach Music Group Presents @DJSamSneaker - Clear Freestyle

Maybach Music Group Presents Sam Sneak - Clear Freestyle

Courtesy Papa Smirf.


* http://www.mediafire.com/?ibt37733ee7egw0 *

Video: Turk's Girlfriend Discusses His Incarceration

Video: Turk's Girlfriend Discusses His Incarceration

http://VladTV.com - The girlfriend of former Hot Boy member Turk, who's been locked up since 2005, discusses how she's handled his incarceration. She says that at first, it was really hard, but as the years have gone by both her and Turk have learned a lot and grown. She also says that other former Hot Boy members have been very supportive and helpful in dealing with the situation.

Video: @RickyRozay Red Balenciaga Sneakers Don't Match (@SteveRaze)

Video: Rick Ross' Red Balenciaga Sneakers Don't Match

Courtesy Steve Raze.

While backstage at 106 & Park, we followed Rick Ross for The Next 48 Hours With Rick Ross series for his release of God Forgives, I Don't.  Ross shows off his exclusive Balenciaga sneakers which didn't match his outfit, and Ross could care less!

@MTV Unveils 2012 Video Music Awards Nominations

Rihanna and Drake Lead with Five Nominations Each

Chris Brown and Drake Battle It Out for Best Male Video
Best Electronic Dance Music Video Category Added
Best New Artist: The Boy Bands vs. Carly Rae Jepsen, fun. and Frank Ocean

New York, NY (July 31, 2012) – MTV kicked off its annual countdown to the biggest night in music by officially announcing the nominees for the “2012 MTV Video Music Awards” and unveiling the first two VMA performers. Set to rock this year’s show, airing LIVE on September 6 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, is four-time VMA Award-winner, Alicia Keys, who will premiere a brand new song from her upcoming album, and the British boy band phenoms, One Direction, who are first-time VMA performers and nominees.

"Debuting a new song at the VMAs is definitely special. I debuted "No One" at the VMAs— it was the first time anyone in the world heard “No One,” says Keys. “It’s the perfect setting. It’s the right energy. It’s the right vibe. People are so excited about the night of music and hearing different styles that it just goes over really well. I can’t wait!”

Rihanna and Drake lead the charge with an impressive five VMA nominations each, including the coveted, “Video of the Year” for her hit “We Found Love” as well as their joint smash, “Take Care.” While Drake received additional nods for “Best Hip Hop Video,” “Best Male Video,” “Best Art Direction” and “Best Cinematography,” Rihanna racked up additional nods for “Best Female Video,” “Best Choreography,” “Best Visual Effects” and “Best Pop Video.” Katy Perry follows as a close second with four VMA nods. Additionally, with the worldwide explosion of EDM, a new category for “Best Electronic Dance Music Video” has been added. Other notable VMA nominees this year include Kanye West, Gotye, Black Keys, Beyoncé, Skrillex, Frank Ocean, fun., Watch The Throne, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Lana Del Ray, Avicii, One Direction, Childish Gambino, Usher and more. MTV will announce additional performers and presenters at a later date.

Beginning Tuesday, July 31st at 6:00 a.m. ET, viewers can vote for general VMA categories, including “Video of the Year,” “Best New Artist,” and more by visiting vma.mtv.com online or m.mtv.com on their mobile phone. In addition, “Best New Artist” is available for voting via all wireless carrier subscribers by texting BNA to 22444 or by visiting MTV’s official Facebook page. Voting for all VMA categories, except “Best New Artist,” will end on August 24 at 6:00 p.m. ET. Voting for “Best New Artist” continues through the show, live on September 6. Verizon subscribers can vote on all categories via SMS by texting VMA to 22444 (standard message rates apply.) In addition voters that text VMA to 22444 are automatically entered into a sweepstakes to win a trip to the 2013 Video Music Awards.

Alicia Keys can be described as a modern-day Renaissance woman. She is a 14-time Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer, an accomplished actress, a New York Times best-selling author, an entrepreneur and a powerful force in the world of philanthropy and in the global fight against HIV and AIDS. Since the 2001 release of her monumental debut album, songs in A minor, Keys has built an unparalleled repertoire of hits and accomplishments with more than 30 million albums sold worldwide. Keys is currently completing her highly anticipated fifth studio album which will be released this fall. 

The five U.K. lads of One Direction – Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson – met as solo artists on “The X Factor 2010,” where they were turned into a group by the show’s judges. After quickly becoming a sensation in their native land, they invaded the U.S. in late 2011. The group’s debut album, Up All Night, entered the U.S. Billboard 200 chart at No. 1, making music history as the first U.K. group to enter the charts at No. 1 with a debut album in the U.S. Up All Night is currently the top selling debut album of 2012.

Since the first MTV “Video Music Awards” aired in 1984, the VMAs instantly earned its reputation for delivering the most popular bands and artists to create the loudest, most influential and at times, the most controversial, annual live celebration of music in the world. No other award show has been responsible for creating more memorable or bigger musical moments in pop culture history than the MTV “Video Music Awards.” From Madonna, Michael Jackson, Guns N’ Roses, Eminem and Nirvana to Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Beyoncé and Florence and the Machine, an appearance on the VMA stage can forever change the trajectory of an artist’s career in a single night.

The 2012 “MTV Video Music Awards” will air across MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels reaching more than 600 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV’s more than 200 digital media properties around the world. Ratings for the 2011 VMAs were up +30% YOY internationally, and the show was one of MTV’s top performers in key markets across Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia.

Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves is the Executive Producer for the “2012 MTV Video Music Awards.” Amy Doyle, Garrett English and Dave Sirulnick are Executive Producers. Joanna Bomberg, Jen Jones and Lee Lodge are Co-Executive Producers. Hamish Hamilton is Director. Wendy Plaut is Celebrity Talent Executive.

Official sponsors of the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards are 5 Gum™, Adidas Originals, COVERGIRL, Kia Motors America, Orbit Gum™, Pepsi®, State Farm®, Taco Bell®, Trojan® Charged™ Condoms and Verizon Wireless.

@DevoSpice Is Not a Racist

Steve 'Flash' Juon: I know this should probably go without saying, but after reading this LiveJournal blog I have to say it for the record: Devo Spice is NOT a racist.

For those who haven't seen the article, let me briefly summarize the main points of contention, and you can read Devo's blog if you want for the intricate details. About two years ago, Prince Markie Dee's manager posted online that he was available to do 16 bars for a song for a fee. Some of you may know him from his time in the Fat Boys, others from his solo career that followed. Either way Spice inquired about the price, found out it was a relatively reasonable $500, and both parties agreed he could pay the fee in advance and collect on the 16 when he had a track ready to go.

Things started to go awry when Spice needed the bars by the middle of March 2011 in time to release his album Gnome Sane? by April. This is where both the manager and the artist in question starting making excuses and promises, the former being unverifiable and the latter being unfulfilled. The deadline was missed, but Spice still had what was essentially a contract for services which he intended to keep - after all those 16 bars could be used in any project down the road. He set the end of April 2012 as a VERY reasonable due date, no bars were delivered, he asked for a refund.

Management suddenly clammed up and refused to answer any more e-mails on the subject. Spice took the matter to small claims court, Markie Dee's management failed to show up, Spice presented his side of the case to the judge, and the judge ruled in Spice's favor for the full amount of $500 + $22 for court costs. As you might suspect though, if they weren't about to give him a refund for not delivering on the contract, they weren't about to pay the summary judgment against them either. Spice is out the $500 and the court costs for 16 bars he paid for and never got.

On his July 29th podcast, Spice finally made the entire situation public, outlining everything written above and referred to in his LiveJournal blog. At this point Markie Dee's manager IMPLIED MALICIOUS INTENT ON TWITTER. You don't have to take my word for it though - read the LiveJournal blog and decide for yourself. On top of that several Twitter accounts said manager controls minutes later tweeted that @DevoSpice was a racist, including @EricBandRakim. The tweets were later deleted.

Now having known this man for 20 years plus going back to the 1990's, I can not only vouch for him but personally state for the record beyond a shadow of a doubt the following facts.

1.) Devo Spice is in NO WAY a racist. He's a rap artist who does parodies of popular songs and original material of his own for a chuckle or two. He loves the art and culture of hip-hop. He's collaborated with many different artists of all races, colors and creeds who appreciate his comedy.
2.) In real life he's a father, a 9 to 5 man, and a tireless promoter for himself and others who aspire to do music outside the mainstream norms. This guy is too BUSY to be a racist. When would he find the time to hate on anybody anyway?
3.) I don't think asking for a refund for something you paid for but didn't get is a racist act. I think it's an entirely reasonable act. It's more questionable that the manager would throw out the race card rather than simply refunding Spice the money.

With no pun intended, are the Fat Boys (or what's still left of them in 2012) too big to pay back a small amount of money like $500? This should have been a non-issue. Considering their debut album was just given a deluxe re-release, I don't think anybody involved should be hurting for cash right now. Pay Spice back his money and stop making false and slanderous claims about what kind of man he is. He's a decent man, and Devo Spice is no racist.

Video: Diamond on Soulja Boy Crying at Whitney Houston Tribute

Video: Diamond on Soulja Boy Crying at Whitney Houston Tribute

http://VladTV.com - The former Crime Mob rapper shares details about her current relationship with Soulja Boy, praising him for his intelligence and willingness to take risks. She also explains why the rapper became so emotional at the BET Awards' tribute to Whitney Houston.

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