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Video: BlackBerryJones f/ yU - "The LifeLine Installment #1"

From Iconoclast Multimedia:

Video: BlackBerryJones f/ yU - "The LifeLine Installment #1"

MP3: Isaiah Toothtaker - "Faith No More" Prod. By Mainframe

From Audible Treats:

MP3: Isaiah Toothtaker - "Faith No More" Prod. By Mainframe

ITT Partners With Johnson & Johnson Producer For Third Single From Illuminati Thug Mafia

Critical Praise for Isaiah Toothtaker:

"I am fairly certain that my former scripture teacher would confirm that this is, beyond a reasonable doubt, the devil's work."
- Cool'eh Magazine

The Video:

Relentless: not a bad word to describe rapper, (semi?) reformed street brawler, and sought after, Hells Angels-trained tattoo artist, Isaiah Toothtaker. And with his latest album, Illuminati Thug Mafia, the Tucson, Arizona-hailing rapper continues to be just that, keeping the punches rolling with yet another single, this time one of the more understated songs from an album that has supplied neck-snapping previous singles including "Intruder" and "Baby," both of which were accompanied by lo-fi, not-so-safe-for-work videos. The latest single, "Faith No More," for which Isaiah will also be releasing a video, kicks off like a horror movie, with tapes wheeling, organs squealing, and rolling cymbals running through the background. Hopping into the chorus, the gritty production, provided by Mainframe, best know for his work as one-half of Johnson & Johnson with LA rapper Blu, continues as a thick brass line provides a heavy stomp. All the while, ITT's vocals are heard, blaring overhead like a siren, calling out, "It's over, over, overboard / Run for cover, swim for shore / Forewarned, before the storm / Good lord, faith no more." Queue, then, the verses, with Isaiah once again providing dark, vivid imagery to accompany his slick flow, as he raps, "Nobody can hide, no one can run/ It's kingdom come, for old and young/ Even the deaf, dumb, and blind succumb... Money grip pack gun/ But can't take it when done, under the black sun."

Isaiah Toothtaker's newest album Illuminati Thug Mafia is available now via Machina Muerte/Alpha Pup.

Download Isaiah Toothtaker's "Faith No More" here: .

PR: Saigon Brings Conscious Hip-Hop to Billboard Charts

From 'Stache Media:

Saigon Brings Conscious Hip-Hop to Billboard Charts

Conscious Hip-Hop returns to Billboard Top 100 as Saigon's The Greatest Story Never Told lands on sales charts alongside Eminem, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West

2011 Strange Noize Tour Dates Announced

Despite a lengthy 5 year hiatus, Saigon finally released his highly anticipated debut album, The Greatest Story Never Told, and was welcomed by a massive outpouring of fans hungry for conscious hip-hop. The album quickly shot to the top of the sales charts alongside Eminem, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West, while Saigon dominated the iTunes hip-hop sales charts for the week. Critics have already begun calling The Greatest Story Never Told one of the best hip-hop albums of 2011, as rave reviews pour in from The Source, HipHopDx, Village Voice, AllHipHop, and IGN.

"I'm very thankful to all those that went out and supported me by picking up a copy of The Greatest Story Never Told in stores or on iTunes. After all the struggles I've had trying to get this record out, it's the best feeling in the world to know you have fans that will support you unconditionally," commented Saigon. "I never in my wildest dreams thought I would ever see my record up there on the Billboard charts right alongside all the major players in the game. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting Saigon and helping score a victory for conscious hip-hop music."

Saigon's The Greatest Story Never Told was produced primarily by Just Blaze, the talented producer behind smash hits for Jay-Z, Eminem and T.I. The disc also features contributions from Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz ("Come On Baby"), Faith Evans ("Clap") and Kanye West and former Floetry member Marsha Ambrosius ("It's Alright").

Saigon will be joining the 2011 Strange Noize Tour set to kick off this spring. The 3rd annual Strange Noize Tour brings together artists from two powerhouse record labels, Strange Music and Suburban Noize. With performances from artists representing both labels, Saigon will be touring alongside Johnny Richter of the Kottonmouth Kings, Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun, Potluck and J Hornay.


Mar 05 - Detroit, MI @ Harpos
Mar 08 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
Mar 10 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
Mar 11 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Mar 12 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
Mar 17 - Crest Hill, IL @ Bada Brew
Mar 18 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Mar 19 - Fargo, ND @ Aquarium
Mar 19 - Fargo, ND @ Aquarium 21+
Mar 20 - Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown
Mar 21 - Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
Mar 22 - Des Moines, IA @ People's Court
Mar 23 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's
Mar 26 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Mar 28 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto
Mar 29 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Mar 30 - Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater
Apr 01 - Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air
Apr 03 - Casper, WY @ Downtown Grill
Apr 05 - Billings, MT @ The Railyard
Apr 05 - Billings, MT @ The Railyard 21+
Apr 06 - Bozeman, MT @ Zebra Cocktail Lounge
Apr 06 - Bozeman, MT @ Zebra Cocktail Lounge 21+
Apr 07 - Missoula, MT @ Top Hat
Apr 08 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Boise
Apr 11 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Spokane
Apr 12 - Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge
Apr 13 - Bellingham, WA @ Sportsplex
Apr 18 - Reno, NV @ The Knitting Factory

MP3: T-Pain f/ Flo Rida - "I'm Dancin"

From M3W:

MP3: T-Pain f/ Flo Rida - "I'm Dancin"

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MP3: Virtuoso f/ Akrobatik, Casual - "No Fear" (prod. BSBD)

From Big Bang Records:

MP3: Virtuoso f/ Akrobatik, Casual - "No Fear" (prod. Blue Sky Black Death)

Hip-hop legend Virtuoso is back with another display of his trademark tongue twisting lyricism over concussive production. This time he has enlisted the assistance of long time collaborators Akrobatik (of The Perceptionists) and Casual (of Hieroglyphics). “No Fear” is a sure-fire fan favorite combining two of Virtuoso's closest collaborators over production from iconoclastic indie production powerhouse Blue Sky Black Death.

"No Fear" is available for free download at any of the following urls:

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"No Fear" is a cut off of Virtuoso's latest full length release titled "The Final Conflict" (the third chapter of the "Word War" trilogy) which is available now on Big Bang Records.

Video: Kosha Dillz Is On The Road

The crazy ish Kosha Dillz is seeing for the first time driving across the country.

Video: Kosha Dillz Is On The Road

Video: Derrick Coleman for British Knights

Yup, you guessed it! It's another blast from the Yo! MTV Raps and Video Music Box past, courtesy of DJ Problemmatic.

Video: Derrick Coleman for British Knights

MP3: Illin' P - "Iye Get Busy"

From Major Music:

MP3: Illin' P - "Iye Get Busy"

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Illin' P is one of the most respected lyricists in the underground. After having memorable guest appearances on projects by artists such as Krs-One, Mr. Lif, The Snowgoons, and Ripshop, Illin' P is set to release his debut album in Fall of 2011. Titled "Gentleman Sings The Black And Blues", Illin' P will be serving his fans plenty of appetizers as he plans on releasing a free download every week for 3 months straight leading up to the release of a new mixtape called "3 Lefts 2 Make a R1ght ". The 2nd free download is called "Iye Get Busy" and is a lyrical lecture put to a raw Legendary Roots Crew kick and high hat.

Video: The Team Presents - 3 NGZ in the Kitchen, Ep. 1

From Johnny Nobody:

Video: The Team Presents - 3 NGZ in the Kitchen, Ep. 1

MP3: L.A. Webber - "I Can't Say No" (prod. Cee Boi)

From Javi S:

MP3: L.A. Webber - "I Can't Say No" (prod. Cee Boi)

Here is the first single off of L.A. Webber's upcoming street LP, Calm Before the Storm, entitled "I Can't Say No" produced by Cee Boi.

Stream/Download: L.A. Webber "I Can't Say No" (Prod. by Cee Boi)
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