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MP3: Eclectic Duo Dinner At The Thompson's Announce US Release

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MP3: Eclectic Duo Dinner At The Thompson's Announce US Release

Sophomore Album To Be Released May 17 On Earth At Work Records; Leak New Song "How Can I"

(April 12th, 2011 - Brooklyn, NY) American-Francophone duo Dinner At The Thompson's, comprised of New York-born, California-raised, and France-based singer Lucille Tee and Le Havre, France-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Fablive, is excited to announce the release of their new album, Off The Grid. A mix of smoky, jazz-, soul-, and spoken word-influenced vocals with hip-hop-, funk-, and electro-influenced beats, Off The Grid is a working blend of nu-soul, electro, and groove, influenced by afro-beat, hip-hop, jazz, and cinematic ambiances. Off The Grid will be released May 17, 2011 on Earth At Work Records via FB Distribution.

Clocking in at 16 tracks, the Dinner At The Thompsons’ sophomore album boasts a variety of genre-swapping tracks that showcase the duo’s penchant for the creative. The lead singles "It All Began" and "Running" adequately display the group’s diversity. The former begins with a bevy of sirens and before moving the listener with a steady infectious bass line, complimentary percussion and muffled keys, and tales of seedy underworld characters, courtesy of Lucille's story telling. The latter, in contrast, is a frenetic, string- and horn-driven track that races along, as Lucille's lyrics "Quest for that special something/ Keeps him running, keeps him running," spin a tale of the never-ending search for fulfillment. Previously released exclusively in France and Germany in late 2010, Off The Grid has already garnered amazing reviews and was played on Nova (Paris), Radio Eins (Berlin), BBC 6 (UK), and even snuck onto KCRW’s Top 50 Charts here in the US at #6.

Dinner At The Thompsons’ got its start in 2005 when Fablive's band was playing a show in France and Lucille, then living in Prague, hopped up on stage to sing with the group. The chemistry that then ensued was so powerful that Fablive ended up inviting Lucille to the studio with him and the three songs they laid down during the session became the start of their first album, Lifetime on Planet Earth. Now, four years later, Off The Grid offers listeners a logical extension of the sounds heard on their debut LP while continuing to push boundaries and defy genre.

With the release of Off The Grid, Dinner At The Thompson's has plans to hit the road, first taking their new collection of songs across stages in Europe this month and then in the US in late May. “This album was something I've wanted to do for a long time. The concept was to mix DATT's diverse musical influences of rare-groove, jazz-funk, hip-hop, soul & nu-beat to create a unique universe of sounds, moods, and ideas,” says Fablive.

Download the Dinner At The Thompson's song "How Can I" from Off The Grid here: .

MP3: Aubrey Mikel f/ David Banner - "All Around"

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MP3: Aubrey Mikel f/ David Banner - "All Around"

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MP3: Fonzworth Bentley f/ Backbone, Slimm Calhoun - "Bunkin"

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MP3: Fonzworth Bentley f/ Backbone, Slimm Calhoun - "Bunkin"





Video: Freck Billionaire Released From Prison

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Video: Freck Billionaire Released From Prison

PR: Cstraight Releases "So Not Cool" in 2 Weeks

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PR: Cstraight Releases "So Not Cool" in 2 Weeks

GodChaserz Entertainment's newest artist, Cstraight, has been hard at work on his debut album for over a year. So Not Cool  is set to be released on 4/26/11. Originally slated as a CD release only, it is now available exclusively at as an album & DVD combo. So Not Cool is based on 1 John 5:12 (Amplified Bible) 'He who possesses the Son has that life; he who does not possess the Son of God does not have that life'. This debut album has hard hitting production from Juice2020, Tony Stone, Mpax production, C-Life (Dont Rap No More), Rik Reed, Brinson, and Aye Dey FoThosand. Also, stellar features from Von Won, Brinson, ReadyWriter, Knine, Disciple, and new comers Eric Dayz (FL) and Ox The Servant (NJ).

According to the label, Cstraight, recently relocated to Little Rock Ark and has already recorded new songs for ReadyWriter's upcoming album.

Cstraight's first single So Not Cool is produced by Juice2020.

So Not Cool Tracklisting

1. God 1st-ness
2. You're the Star
3. Wake Up / M.Y.F   featuring Ox Da Servant, Eric Dayz
4. Unbelievable   featuring Von Won
5. Nothing In Particular   Featuring Knine
6. Not An Option  Featuring Brinson
7. So Not Cool
8. 3 Words
9. Betta Than A Millionaire
10. I Chase
11. Sucker Free    Featuring ReadyWriter, Disciple (D.I.)
12. Coals of Fiyah FreeStyle  *Bonus Track*

MP3: 20 Stax - "Real G's Do Da George J"

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MP3: 20 Stax - "Real G's Do Da George J"


PR: Savant's Abstract Music Group Tour Interview

Video: Diego Cash (Carmelo Anthony's Artist) Speaks On Music

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Video: Diego Cash (Carmelo Anthony's Artist) Speaks On Music & Sports

Diego Cash (Carmelo Anthony's Artist) Speaks on Music & Sports from DJ Smallz.

PR: 87 Stick Up Kids to Digitally Release "Car Keys & Rabbit's Feet" on May 3rd

From Shaker Maker PR:






LOS ANGELES, April 14, 2011 - LA-based party rappers The 87 Stick Up Kids have teamed up with white hot lifestyle brand Mishka NYC to release their debut LP, Car Keys & Rabbit's Feet, on Tuesday, May 3. Originally scheduled for self release earlier this month, Mishka, who are responsible for releasing Das Racist's acclaimed mixtape, Sit Down, Man, last year, as well as releases by Ninjasonik, The Death Set and Hussle Club, are now set to digitally release the 12-track full length through their site and Bandcamp. "I loved the album from the first moment I put it on and wanted to be apart of if," says Mishka co-founder and creative director Mikhail Bortnik. "We've been releasing mixes for a long while and started dabbling in 7-inches and full lengths this year when it became apparent we could be just as viable as a record label these days. We have a huge audience, one that we not only think will eat The 87 Stick Up Kids up, but one who we really want to expose to the group." "We're hyped to be included in the roster of up and coming music that Mishka clearly stays down for," says DJ Rockwell. "It should be clear to everyone by now that they are on to something and we're honored to be a part of that." 

Breaker Breaker

To coincide with the album announcement, Mishka is premiering the group's video for "Breaker Breaker" on their blog today at


Filmed in New York while the Stick Up Kids were in the city for CMJ last fall, the clip for "Breaker Breaker," directed by Justin DuBose, matches the songs '80s inspired 808 beats with gritty black and white footage of 87 MC's Nashville and Deacon Trillionaire rapping in the subway. As the chorus kicks in, the video flips to color and DJ Rockwell and Squish join their brothers in arms and the troupe show us late night NYC through their bleary eyes. The video follows the group's Public Enemy-inspired video for "Lights Camera" that was premiered by URB in January. 


In addition to releasing the album with Mishka, The 87 Stick Up Kids have partnered with Scion A/V for a limited edition USB rabbit's foot keychain version of the record. The 500-piece LP-themed item, which will be sold at shows, on 87's site, Mishka's stores in NY, LA and Tokyo, as well as select retailers, will feature the album along with several bonus songs, unreleased tracks, videos and the Mishka lookbook featuring the group. Following this, Scion A/V will release The Stick Up Kids' video for "All The Girls" as part of the next round of videos they are putting out in July, which will also include Black Lips, Big Freedia and Rob Roy. 


The result of nearly three years of honing their sound, Car Keys & Rabbit's Feet, deftly showcases the foursome's impressive range of styles while paying homage to their far-reaching influences from hip-hop's yesteryear and today. Featuring Amanda Blank, Diz Gibran, Micah James and Jamz F Kennedy of Widows/Brother Reade with production by Ro Blvd, Tate La Rock, Troublemaker, Rah Groove and Thee Mike B, the album is a melange of high-energy, party-starting anthems, clever, tongue-twisting rhymes and colorfully-produced headbangers. 


The 87s have created a portal to a Los Angeles that sits outside of the realm more privy to Midwest tourists. Their Out 4 Fame EP defined their party-rap philosophy and gave way for a grassroots campaign, building them a die-hard hometown following. Whether rocking a crowd of college students or crushing it for true hip-hop heads, they have proven their widespread appeal, sharing the stage with a multitude of en vogue rap and rock outfits including Spank Rock, Flying Lotus, Diplo, Kool Keith, Ninjasonik, Cool Kids, NASA, UNI, PacDiv, J*Davey, Shiny Toy Guns, Kid Sister, Far East Movement, Dizzee Rascal, Mickey Factz, Freddie Gibbs and many more across the spectrum. This year they have shared the stage with Yelawolf, Das Racist, Theophilus London and the Get Busy Committee. Next up, they will perform alongside Mad Rad at the Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club in Santa Monica, Calif. next Friday, April 22.

MP3: Illin P - "They Don't Know"


Download "They Don't Know" Here

@IllinP returns for his 8th free download titled "They Don't Know". This Rich 5 produced track is a classic fusion of Dancehall and Hip-Hop.

Illin' P will be releasing a few download every week leading up to the release of his newest mixtape "3 Lefts 2 Make A R1ght". The mixtape will be an appetizer for his fans who have been following Illin' P since his collaborations with Krs-One, Mr. Lif, The Snowgoons and Ripshop as he prepares to release his album "Gentleman Sings The Black And Blues" in Fall of 2011.

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