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PR: Just Blaze vs The Alchemist @ The Soundclash

From Park Street PR:

The Doctor's Orders in association with Dephect present
Just Blaze vs The Alchemist
The Soundclash

Bank Holiday Weekend 26th - 29th May 2011
Manchester - London - Brighton
Info & Tickets:

Two of the hottest producers in the world, with a catalogue of hits for the biggest names in the game including Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes & Snoop Dogg, are coming to England to battle each other head to head in a display of skills and selection in true soundclash style.

9pm-2am Thursday 26th May 2011
@ Moho Live, Tib Street, Manchester M4 1SH
Tickets: £10 in advance / MOTD
10pm-4am Friday 27th
& Saturday 28th May 2011
@ Plan B, 148 Brixton Road, London SW9
Tickets: £12 in advance / MOTD
10pm - 3am Bank Holiday Sunday 29th May 2011
@ Coalition, 171-181 Kings Road Arches, Brighton BN1 1NB
Tickets: £10 in advance / MOTD

Just Blaze is one of the most creative forces in the game. Having cut his teeth in the late 90's creating underground bangers for the likes of Buckshot. His distinctive sound soon caught the ear of the biggest players in the game and he soon had beats featured on albums for the likes of Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Big Pun & Jadakiss. It was however as an in house producer with Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella records that he really made waves producing instant classics for Kanye West, Cam'ron, Freeway, Memphis Bleek, Beanie Sigel and of course the main man himself Jay-Z who has featured Just Blaze beats on 6 of his last 7 albums, all of which have gone platinum!

The Jersey born producer, also known as the Megatron Don, has a distinctive soul drenched sound that still bangs so hard that it rocks dance-floors across the globe. Despite his credentials with the more mainstream names Just Blaze still has his ear in tune and hand in with the underground as he creates incredible soundscapes for the likes of Jay Electronica and Saigon. He will no doubt be treating a packed house to a fantastic mix of his own productions and the influences behind them in this exclusive sound-clash set.

The Alchemist, as the name would suggest has a knack of turning things into gold. Having got his start in the production game under the tutelage of two of the biggest names in the game, DJ Premier and DJ Muggs, this California native has made a name for himself for rough Boom Bap style hits. Through his work on albums for underground favourites Dilated Peoples & Defari he came to the attention of Mobb Deep who chose two beats to feature on the classic Murda Muzik, The Alchemist has not looked back since.

With a resume that now reads like a who's who of Hip-Hop including work with Nas, Ghostface, Lil-Wayne, Emimen (for who The Alchemist is tour DJ), Big Pun, Fat Joe & Raekwon to name just a few this battle between two of the most respected names in Hip-Hop is set to tear the roof off as is did last year especially as now we are rocking on the week end!

Providing the warm up for this incredible nights of Hip-Hop are some of the most respected names in the UK scene; Spin Doctor, The Last Skeptik & Mr Thing, and party crews Juicy, Classic Material & Main Squeeze. With a wealth of experience on radio but most importantly rocking clubs up and down the country they will all be making sure that this side of the pond is well represented while in such distinguished company. 

All events are presented in association with Dephect

PR: Lupe Fiasco and Steel Pulse To Headline The 25th Annual UCLA JazzReggae Festival

From HPR Los Angeles:
Lupe Fiasco and Steel Pulse to headline
The 25th Annual UCLA JazzReggae Festival
taking place May 29th & 30th
(Los Angeles, California - May 17, 2011) - After a quarter century of entertaining Southern California, the JazzReggae Festival announces its full lineup, which celebrates its illustrious history while providing a platform for upcoming new artists.  As headliners Steel Pulse and Lupe Fiasco enthusiastically come to UCLA's Intramural field, the 25th Annual JazzReggae Festival at UCLA boasts an innovative and eclectic lineup that will guarantee this year's festival-goers a truly unique experience.
This year's festival is excitedly redefining the Jam Day experience on May 29. The festival is proud to announce the debut of The JazzReggae 25 Revue with The 12-piece Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble Featuring Special Guests Talib Kweli, Bilal, Pharoahe Monch, Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Quadron, Karriem Riggins and More TBA. One of Los Angeles' most ingenious and experimental young composers, producers, and musicians, Miguel is well-known for composing the Suite for Ma Dukes, a musical tribute inspired by the work of late producer J. Dilla. He has worked with artists such as Stevie Wonder, John Legend, and Wayne Shorter. After two sold out shows in Los Angeles early this year, Swedish sensation Little Dragon is returning to bring their electric soul style to Jam Day. Funk and Soul veterans Lee Fields and the Expressions are sure to please crowds with their classic sound. Recently signed with Stones Throw Records, The Stepkids will be performing for Jam Day audiences, as well as Le J Trio Collective, a UCLA-based jazz group.
Jamaica native Gyptian will be following headliner Steel Pulse on Reggae Day, May 30. Tanya Stephens, accompanied by Detour Posse, will be bringing her socially conscious and influential dancehall music to UCLA's Intramural field. Also performing on Reggae Day, Panamanian duo Los Rakas combines bilingual lyricism with a mixture of reggae, hip hop, and dancehall sounds. Also performing on Reggae Day are The Wailing Souls, whose classic reggae roots sound is sure to add to the upbeat vibes of this beautiful Memorial Day spectacle. Southern Californian locals The Expanders and Samoan reggae crooner J-Boog will be performing as well.
The JazzReggae Festival is proud to introduce its sponsors S.O.Terik and Grooveshark. Tickets are currently on sale at UCLA's Central Ticket Office and on-line at  For further information, visit the 25th Annual JazzReggae Festival on-line at
Video: Big K.R.I.T., Locke Kaushal at #AggieFest

From Alvin Francis:

Video: Big K.R.I.T., Locke Kaushal at #AggieFest

Check out the performance from Locke Kaushal ( alongside other up and coming MC's J Gunn, Dom Kennedy, and Big K.R.I.T. last month at NC A&T's annual Aggiefest concert!!

Video: Fonzworth Bentley Talks Summer 2011 Fashion Trends

From DJ Smallz:

Video: Fonzworth Bentley Talks Summer 2011 Fashion Trends

Fonzworth Bentley Talks Summer 2011 Fashion Trends from DJ Smallz.

Video: D-Pryde - "Did It On My Own" (prod. DJ Swivel)

From BF Blasts:

Video: D-Pryde - "Did It On My Own" (prod. DJ Swivel)

MP3: Illa Ghee - "Oh No"

From PR Dean Multimedia:

MP3: Illa Ghee - "Oh No"


Video: Random Axe - "The Hex"

From Duck Down Music:

Video: Random Axe - "The Hex"

MP3: ElDorado Red - "Wack Everybody"

From Nancy B:

MP3: ElDorado Red - "Wack Everybody"

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Montgomery, AL ~ What do you get when you mix 2 parts New York lyricism and hustler mentality with a healthy shot of southern swag? Eldorado Red; a Harlem-raised, Alabama transplant whose been making quite a noise on the street music scene for the past several years. With a string of mixtapes to his credit and hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube for his numerous videos, Rado is readying his next offering, "Jeffe Music - The G5 Edition" for a summer release. Hosted by esteemed Atlanta radio personality, Greg Street, and with assistance from his popular radio single, "Fresh Cut ft. Rich Boy" expectations are "Jeffe Music" will be Rado's biggest release yet.

Rado's influences are not hard to miss. His delivery speaks to his childhood years in Harlem, growing up on that city's 80's rap legends, while his content is evidence of the effect that both the streets of New York and those of Montgomery, Alabama; where his parents sent him as a teen in an attempt to keep him out of the trouble he was so drawn to, have had on his life. The results are not pretty, either visually or sonically. And that's the point. As Rado will tell you, "My music is the backdrop to the pain, trials and tribulations of life as I know it. It's undiluted. Unadulterated. This is my theme music."

Stay tuned for more content and release date info.


"Fresh Cut ft. Rich Boy" Explicit - .

"Fresh Cut ft. Rich Boy" Radio - .

MP3: Rift Napalm & Meaty Ogre's Track "Naples Deli"

From Galapagos4:

MP3: Rift Napalm & Meaty Ogre's Track "Naples Deli"

Rift Napalm has been an elusive figure in hip hop. Briefly flirting with his 1st love over sporadic appearances including underground favorite 'Long Dirty Word' produced by Meaty Ogre, there was high hope & anticipation. However, since then, life itself has gotten in the way of making music. Hip hop briefly lost the balancing act, leaving an album's worth of introspective and complex lyrics unrecorded. 'Closure' is an attempt to end that chapter and reverse that trend. Rift makes amends with these 5 songs, once again using Meaty Ogre as the perfect mediator.

This EP celebrates a overdue collaboration of 2 long time G4 contributors. 'Closure' brings back Meaty Ogre's instrumentals from Dreas' cult classic Heardrums label 45s, all which are long sold out and go for top dollar. Over the instrumentals are tracks that Rift's followers may recognize from live performances over the years, including 'Coffee Cold' which had been also previously recorded and saw limited release on G4 tour CDs in the early 2000s. Also included is one newer track, 'Water Sine'. Overall it's a refreshing look at what was, what is, and what can become.

MP3: Splurge Gang f/ Waka Flocka Flame - "808"

From M3W:

MP3: Splurge Gang f/ Waka Flocka Flame - "808"

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