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PR: The Dirtball Joins House of Pain Tour w/ Big B

From Kerosene Media:

The Dirtball Joins House of Pain Tour w/ Big B

The king of rapid fire rhyme, the Dirtball has been added to House of Pain’s upcoming “He Who Breaks The Law” reunion tour alongside Big B and Sozay. Dirtball is currently touring in support of his recently released new solo album “Nervous System”.
“I remember when I saw House of Pain live back in the day, and thought how dope it would be to share the stage with them. Now here I am in 2011 and things have come full circle as Everlast and DannyBoy have invited me to join their ‘He Who Breaks The Law’ reunion tour,” commented Dirtball. “I am honored to share the stage with House Of Pain and excited to perform an explosive set of bangers from my new solo album ‘Nervous System” for a whole new audience. I can’t wait to see all the party people out on the road! Bang Loud!”
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.
w/ Big B, Dirtball & Sozay
3/15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
3/16 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
3/17 – Las Vegas, NV @ TAO Nightclub
3/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
3/19 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
3/22 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
3/23 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall
3/25 – Tyler, TX @ Clicks Billiards
3/26 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
3/27 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Brewster Street Ice House
3/28 – Baton Rouge, LA @ The Varsity Theatre
3/30 – Sebastian, FL @ Capt. Hiram’s Resort
3/31 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
4/01 – Miami Beach, FL @ LIV Nightclub
4/02 – St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
4/04 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
4/05 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
4/08 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
4/09 – Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy
4/10 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
4/13 – Dekalb, IL @ Otto’s
4/15 – Chicago, IL @ Cubby Bear
4/16 – West Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
4/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze

PR: Nino Delivers the Punchlines

From ArtistPR:

Nino Delivers the Punchlines

Representing the unforgiving streets of Maywood Illinois, Nino has made it his mission to bring exposure to the place commonly known as The Woods. Nino's music is a mix of sarcastic punchlines, vivid storytelling, and charisma, over hot production. There is no topic that Nino is scared to touch, describing his music as a mixture between South Park and The Dave Chappelle Show.

Opening up for such artists as Chingy and Tyrees, Nino Punchlines has performed all over the Chicagoland market. Nino has appeared on such mixtapes as DJ Nell 7's Good Music Series, The Woods Series, DJ Nurotic's My City Vol 1., J Atty's How to Stunt Vol 2., Philosopha's Streets of Chicago Vol 2. and DJ Slugo's Respect My Grine' Vol 1. Recently Nino Punchlines has released the "Nightmare on Lexington Street" mixtape along side fellow Chicago artist Philosopha which has been circulated all over the internet and the Chicagoland area. Nino is currently hard at work recording his upcoming EP "Habitual Line Stepper."

You can also hear his music at and .

Video: The Cerberus Crew - "Ready 4 War"

From Join Da Crowd:

Video: The Cerberus Crew - "Ready 4 War"

MP3: M-Dot, Virtuoso & More - "Open Heart Surgery" (prod. Snowgoons)

From Big Bang Records:

MP3: M-Dot, Virtuoso & More - "Open Heart Surgery" (prod. Snowgoons)

    Big Bang Records & EMS Productions connect to bring you a powerhouse posse cut featuring the best independent emcees out today.

    This thunderous display of lyricism connects recent Boston Music Award winner M-Dot with underground hip-hop legend Virtuoso, Army of the Pharoahs member King Magnetic, cult favorite Singapore Kane, hugely popular true-school duo N.B.S. (E'Flash & V.Knuckles), and Red Eye (of The Closers). All over production courtesy of the European hip-hop collective Snowgoons (who featured M-Dot, Virtuoso, and N.B.S. on their recent album "Kraftwerk")

    Download at: or .

    or via the 14 backup links at: .


    Big Bang Records, Mr. Peter Parker, DJ Dow Jones, and Shadyville DJ's worldwide bring you the second visual from the ground breaking compilation "The Free Trade Agreement" (following the thunderous Warren G produced cut featuring Bishop Lamont, Nate Dogg, and Sonnreal). Dow Jones and Peter Parker enlist the services of long time collaborators N.B.S. (E'Flash and V.Knuckles) for this monstrous cross-national anthem entitled "Champions". N.B.S. once again displays their always impressive verbal abilities trading verses atop of the production by Canadian wunderkind Keenotherapy, with visuals provided by the always innovative 20/20 Vizin.

    Watch it at: .

Video: Scheme - "Billion Dollar Dream"

From Scheme:

Video: Scheme - "Billion Dollar Dream"

Scheme "Billion Dollar Dream" Feat. Lennon from Ruby Hornet.

PR: Savant's Spring Tour 2011

From Savant a/k/a Stanstro:

Savant's Spring Tour 2011


The northeastern portion of the country is in for a visit from newly formed urban music entity Abstract Music Group and their flagship artist, Savant aka Stanstro. In just one week, the RAREBREED emcee will be headlining his first tour of sorts as he leaves from Philadelphia on March 11th with fellow Abstract Music Group affiliates Rasheed Chappell and DJ Uneek (also of M.O.P.) and culminates in Boston on March 18th. Also performing on the Abstract Music Spring Tour 2011 (co-sponsored by Brooklyn Bodega) are John Public, Jake Lefco, Rising Sun Quest, Sketch the Cataclysm, Catch Wreck and OneThree Music affiliates ASN, Re-Surch and Purpose of the Tragic Allies. Diggers Union’s newest inductee, DJ Books will be manning the wheels of steel in Boston.


Slated to rock 5 locations, the Chicago bred Savant is touring mostly to promote the arrival of Abstract Music Group as a driving force in independent music, but also to promote his latest music endeavors, the leak series, "Crash Course" and the subsequent EP "Crash". In "Crash Course", Savant has been releasing a new record twice a month since December 2010, with the vast majority of the songs featuring at least one guest spot. This will continue until the May release of his sophomore project, the Fess Grandiose produced and co-sponsored "Crash". You can catch up with Savant's leak series at both his SoundCloud and BandCamp pages and his EP will be available from both his BandCamp and


Check out the full list of dates and locations below for a show near you.


03/11 The Blockley- Philadelphia, PA

03/13 The Trash Bar- Brooklyn, NYC, NY

03/15 The Spot Lounge- Newark, NJ

03/16 Freight Street Gallery- Waterbury, CT

03/18 Cantab Lounge- Cambridge, Boston, MA


Savant aka Stanstro
MP3: Juicy J (Three 6 Mafia) f/ Billy Wes - "Yo Legs"

From DJ Smallz:

MP3: Juicy J (Three 6 Mafia) f/ Billy Wes - "Yo Legs"





MP3: Dianca Denay - "Addictions"

From M3W:

MP3: Dianca Denay - "Addictions"

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MP3: Shawn Chrystopher - "Hang Over"

From Who Got Next:

MP3: Shawn Chrystopher - "Hang Over"

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MP3: Pastor Troy - "Dirty Atlanta"

From J. Melo:

MP3: Pastor Troy - "Dirty Atlanta"

Pastor Troy is dropping his new album "Still Troy" on March 15th. Here goes the first single, "Dirty Atlanta" featuring Ralph. The song was produced by Big Hollis (Snoop Dogg, Crooked I, Knoc-turn'al, etc).

"Dirty Atlanta" (featuring Ralph)
Produced by Big Hollis


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