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MP3: IMAKEMADBEATS - "I Bet" f/ Von Pea, J Freedome & Xodus


From Audible Treats:

MP3: IMAKEMADBEATS - "I Bet" f/ Von Pea, J Freedome & Xodus

IMAKEMADBEATS Kick-Starts 2011 With First Leak From Self-Titled Debut, Launches Stickering Contest

The Song:

Following the 2010 two-part EP Daylight/Nightlight, IMAKEMADBEATS is getting ready to drop his debut solo album, self titled IMAKEMADBEATS, with the release of the album's first leak "I Bet." Co-produced with Greg Barbone, the track sees Brooklynite Von Pea of Tanya Morgan, Toronto's own J Freedome, and Xodus on the vocals, giving a soulful laid back introduction to first time listeners and a hint as to what fans can expect from IMMB's new album. The producer, who splits his time between Orlando and his current hometown Memphis, knew exactly what he wanted this song to encompass once the beat was made and so brought together these particular MCs to make it happen, "I wanted Von Pea on the song because I love his laid-back carefree style," says IMMB of his goal for the track, noting that he "thought it would mesh perfectly with fellow Doxside artist J Freedome's approach."

To coincide with the release of IMMB's album, Doxside Music Group are launching a stickering contest, giving fans a chance to get involved in the IMAKEMADBEATS movement. With prizing and special limited-edition giveaways to be awarded for the most creative, funny and daring tags, fans have added incentive to get involved and can find out more info by visiting imakemadbeats.com.

IMAKEMADBEATS' self-titled debut will be available January 18th via Doxside Music Group.

Download "I Bet" here: http://media.audibletreats.com/IMAKEMADBEATS-I_Bet_Ft_J_Freedome_Von_Pea_Xodus.mp3 .

Just in case you missed it, download Daylight EP here: http://doxside.bandcamp.com/album/the-daylight-ep .

PR: Tanya Morgan Announces New Tour w/ Big Pooh, Hall of Justus


From Audible Treats:

Tanya Morgan Announces New Tour w/ Big Pooh, Hall of Justus & More

Tanya Morgan And Big Pooh Hit The Road Again For Ten-Date Tour Hitting West Coast This January

(January 6, 2011 - Brooklyn, NY) As 2011 kicks off, Tanya Morgan is excited to announce a brand new tour for the New Year, the Value Menu Tour, with Big Pooh, Hall Of Justus as well as The Young Americans (Big Pooh and Roc C). The 10-stop, 11-day tour will kick off in the Pacific Northwest at Habana Sodo in Seattle before making stops in Portland, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and more.

After making stops in the Mid-West and down the East Coast for their So Motivational Tour, Tanya Morgan is hitting the road again for the Value Menu Tour. Making their way down the West Coast this January, Tanya Morgan will be joined by the likes of Big Pooh, who also joined the group for their winter outing. "I'm looking to continue building that good road chemistry with Tanya Morgan as we embark to the west this month," Big Pooh explains, before adding, "To actually be on the road with people whom you get along with is very important at this level." Also looking forward to the West Coast outing is Brooklyn residents Tanya Morgan. "A West Coast trip in the middle of New York City winter is perfect timing," adds Donwill. "I'm most looking forward to In-N-Out Burger in California, Voodoo Doughnut in Portland and the warm weather in Phoenix."

VTech and NBA2K11 will sponsor the tour. To celebrate the event, not only will fans get the opportunity to see a collection of their favorite hip-hop acts in the same room, but thanks to tour sponsor NBA2K11, fans who purchase advance tickets will automatically be entered into a raffle to win a copy of the video game. Fans will also receive an exclusive Tanya Morgan/Big Pooh collaboration track appropriately titled "The Value Menu." "The track is the first time we have ever worked together - expect dopeness," Donwill explains of the collaboration.

For additional information on tour and ticketing, check out TanyaMorgan.net.

The tour dates are as follows:

Thurs, Jan. 20 - Seattle, WA at Habana Sodo
Tickets: http://moveforwardmusic.ticketleap.com/value-menu-tour-seattle/ .

Fri, Jan. 21 - Portland, OR (with Freeway & Jake 1) at Backspace
Tickets: http://moveforwardmusic.ticketleap.com/value-menu-tour-pdx/ .

Sat, Jan. 22 - Bellingham, WA at Wild Buffalo
Tickets: http://moveforwardmusic.ticketleap.com/value-menu-tour-bellingham/ .

Sun, Jan. 23 - Bend, OR at Bend Brewing Co. (FREE)

Tues, Jan. 25 - Santa Cruz, CA at Moe's Alley
Tickets: http://moveforwardmusic.ticketleap.com/value-menu-tour-santa-cruz/ .

Wed, Jan. 26 - San Francisco, CA at 330 Ritch
Tickets: http://moveforwardmusic.ticketleap.com/value-menu-tour-san-francisco/ .

Thurs, Jan. 27 - Sacramento, CA at Blue Lamp
Tickets: http://moveforwardmusic.ticketleap.com/value-menu-tour-sacramento/ .

Fri, Jan. 28 - Santa Ana, CA at Malone's
Tickets: http://moveforwardmusic.ticketleap.com/value-menu-tour-santa-ana/ .

Sat, Jan. 29 - Phoenix, AZ (w/ Freddie Gibbs) at Chaser's
Tickets: http://moveforwardmusic.ticketleap.com/value-menu-tour-phoenix/ .

Sun, Jan. 30 - Los Angeles, CA at The Roxy Theater
Tickets: http://moveforwardmusic.ticketleap.com/value-menu-tour-la/ .

MP3: Stereo Boyz - "Stop!"


From ISLH:

MP3: Stereo Boyz - "Stop!"

"Stop!" is the first leak off the Stereo Boyz (Detroit) upcoming EP "Live from the Ghettoblaster", dropping January 22nd 2011.

It is a high energy song, carried by a futuristic sounding beat and is supposed to "serve as a wake up call for all Hip Hop lovers and artists alike to stop supporting the tons of wack music, that are flooding the market."

Free Download:

Stereo Boyz - Stop!.mp3 http://tinyurl.com/StereoBoyzStop .

Stereo Boyz YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmnpB-r_68g .

Video: Dirtball - "Nervous System" (Teaser)


From Kerosene Media:

Video: Dirtball - "Nervous System" (Teaser)

The king of rapid fire rhyme, Dirtball has released a new video teaser for his upcoming new solo album “Nervous System” online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FgBnktuxYE . “Nervous System” will hit stores on March 1st, 2011 through Suburban Noize Records, and is currently available for pre-order online at http://www.subnoizestore.com/The-Dirtball-PreOrder-s/839.htm .
 
“When I set out to begin recording this record two years ago, I really wanted to create my own version of a classic hip-hop record,” commented Dirtball. “Albums like Eazy-E's ‘Eazy-Duz It’ and Dr. Dre’s ‘The Chronic’ are both timeless and those records were the standard that I used when I created my album. My goal was to make a record that listeners could come back to a decade later and it would still sound fresh.”
 
The Kottonmouth Kings’ own Dirtball is asking fans to join him on a journey through the complex, twisted psyche of his mind on his new solo album “Nervous System”. The album plays out like a twisted audio sequel to "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", as Dirtball uses his machinegun delivery to attack a collection of banging West Coast beats with monstrous results. Dirtball is joined on the album by Psychopathic Records’ Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Big B, and Kottonmouth Kings’ alumni Johnny Richter and Daddy X.

MP3: DJ Killa Kal's "Daddy's Home KillaRemix"


From DJ Lord Ron:

MP3: DJ Killa Kal's "Daddy's Home KillaRemix"

 
Expect to see more remixes from DJ Killa Kal in 2011!
Mixtape comin' soon!!!
 
Follow DJ Killa Kal @ Twitter
MP3: Mack Giles - "Center of Attention"


From Rap Star Promo:

MP3: Mack Giles - "Center of Attention"

* http://www.limelinx.com/files/03434f37a4468539832d488e8b20a24e *

DJ EFN x Pitbull x DJ Khaled x Flo Rida - "My Block (Miami Remix)"


From Latchkey Press:

DJ EFN x Pitbull x DJ Khaled x Flo Rida - "My Block (Miami Remix)"

Here's another one off DJ EFN's recent project; "Diggin in the Tapes". This one is a Miami Beat Wave remix of a DJ EFN mixtape classic which features Pitbull, Dj Khaled, Flo Rida, Brisco, Gunplay (of Triple C's), Smitty, Garcia, Heckler and Cubo. Check out the entire "Diggin in the Tapes" project which features Cam'ron, Lil Jon, Capone-n-Noreaga, Wyclef, Redman, Bun B, Joe Budden and more for free download at www.djbooth.net.

DJ EFN - My Block (Miami) Remix [dirty]
http://www.box.net/shared/2srlz0p6pd

DJ EFN - My Block (Miami) Remix [clean]
http://www.box.net/shared/bvof0nypar

Artwork #1
http://www.box.net/shared/oc2hfoqq05

Artwork #2
http://www.box.net/shared/2kxmubgme4

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Ice-T Is Too Hot For Hungarian Radio (+ Classic Ice-T Video)


This story was sent to us by staff writer Matt Jost and originally featured on TheBoombox.com. To summarize, a listener-supported non-profit radio station in Hungary named Tilos Radio reportedly received an 8-page letter on Dec. 13th cautioning them for playing the Ice-T songs 'Warning' and 'It's On' over the air back in September of 2010. Radio policy in Hungary is that songs with explicit language are not to be played before 9 PM local time but 'Warning' features an expletive-filled introduction where Ice-T states "If you are offended by words like shit, bitch, fuck, dick, asshole..." et cetera. Tilos released a statement in response to the media authority in Hungary contending that the majority of their listeners are not proficient in English, and can not comprehend the curse words used. The station also claims that only four percent of their listeners are under the age of 18, and would not have been adversely affected.

Ice-T's response? "I love it! The world still fears me." You can follow Ice-T on Twitter HERE.

Here's a classic old school Ice-T video for the hip-hop heads. "Now I'ma write this song though the radio won't play it/but I got freedom of speech so I'ma say it."

PR: Has-Lo Signs With Mello Music Group


From Mello Music Group:

Has-Lo Signs With Mello Music Group

Philadelphia producer and emcee Has-Lo  has signed with MMG to release his newest concept album "In Case I Don't Make It".  The project is a dark and layered album full of samples and melodic beats that fit together to form a cloudy and aggressive look at life on the edge.  The new project is his crispest to date, but doesn't lose its basement darkness. "When I signed to MMG it felt like all those years of saying "this is going to be the year" were over.  I started officially living the dream the moment the ink dried, and the journey goes public when the album comes out," said Has-Lo about the deal.  Has-Lo has previously released the well received "Fuck Has Day" and "Small Metal Objects" which featured the emotive and raw "The Quiet Things". "In Case I Don't Make It" is scheduled for March 29th release.
 
"They say knowledge is power and love is wealth
And to get right for what you love you go through hell."
 
The Has-Lo album is already receiving artistic praise from industry circles.  Respected DC producer Oddisee commented, "Has-Lo's music has such a familiar sound to it.  It reels you in with his use of drum breaks & sample based production.  Once his vocals come in, you quickly learn that this producer/mc is puting a beautiful new & dark twist to what we all know and love." Eric Coons of the influential site Bloggerhouse stated, "Has-Lo's storytelling on wax is so vivid and detailed that Slick Rick would crack a smile." Additionally, MMG chief Michael Tolle added, "The project was one I decided to listen to,  then it came on and I was silenced.  I sat in the car listening from beginning to end twice - stunned at the beauty.  I then went inside my home, called Has, had a 3 hour phone conversation, and signed him."  Has-Lo also has an instrumental album in the works for MMG entitled "The Fictitious Laboratorium of..." that is due for 3rd quarter release.
 
"I make pussycat rap acts boogie and dash
Like I’m dog the bookie, I bully a track."
 
The first MMG favorite from Has-Lo's catalog is "The Quiet Things", a melancholy yet live joint that delves into a troubled relationship.  The second track is a recent one Has-Lo contributed to "Helpless Dreamer".  It is a hip hop/Noir tale titled "Black Rose" that unravels in a ballroom during a thunderstorm amidst clinking glasses and laughter. The song is a concept piece that pushes narrative storytelling to a new level, combining the best of emceeing with the best of the hard-boiled noir detective genre, all set to an ill laid back beat.
 
Mp3: The Quiet Things (Free Download): http://mellomusicgroup.bandcamp.com/track/the-quiet-things .
 
Mp3: Black Rose (Free Download): http://mellomusicgroup.bandcamp.com/track/black-rose .

MP3: Joell Ortiz - "So Hard"


From Who Got Next:

MP3: Joell Ortiz - "So Hard"

* http://www.wondertwinz.com/wtnz_wgn_JoellOrtiz.htm *


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