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PR: Headnodic "Red Line Radio" Full LP Stream

From Matt Conaway:

Headnodic "Red Line Radio" Full LP Stream

Producer and bassist Headnodic is a musical time-traveler.  His exploration into the furthest reaches of rhythm and melody, from golden era rap to 70's fusion jazz, has inspired an original and profound voice in hip-hop.  Whether he's sampling, chopping, and re-constructing breaks, or fluently performing on any number of vintage instruments, the aesthetic of a well seasoned crate-digger is apparent.

His collaborations with many of the most notable names in Indy hip-hop have yielded dynamic results, exhibiting his musical elasticity.  Some of these collaborators include, MF Doom, Jr. Gong Damian Marley, Brother Ali, Mr. Lif, Lyrics Born, Ladybug Mecca, DJ Shadow, Tash, People Under The Stairs, Oh No, Chali 2na, Zion I, The Grouch, Casual, Mystic, Sadat X, and Del the Funky Homosapien.

Trained as a bass player at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, it was there that he met the members of what would later become the hip-hop band, Crown City Rockers, (originally called Mission: ). He has furnished the "low-end" for Crown City Rockers for over a decade now and he has produced, recorded, and engineered a bulk of the group's catalog.  In 2008, Headnodic joined forces with Gift of Gab (Blackalicious) and Lateef the Truth Speaker (Latyrx) to form the indy-hop super group, The Mighty Underdogs (Def Jux / Quannum).

Headnodic has also released a number of instrumental albums including "Tuesday" and "Headnodic Beats Vol.1" (Insiduous Urban Records), as well as the "Now A Daze / The Drive" 12" (with MC Zion & The Procussions) (Tres Records).  Headnodic's forthcoming album "Red Line Radio" (7-26-2011) will mark the full length debut of Headnodic as a headlining artist, and it's a firm indication that his musical explorations are already becoming the classics of the future.

Headnodic's "Red Line Radio" In stores July 26th 2011 via Brick Records

1. You Can Call It That (the introduction)
2. Red Line Radio feat. Mission (aka Raashan Ahmad & Moe Pope)
3. Movin' On Up feat. Latyrx (aka Lateef the Truth Speaker & Lyrics Born) & Kat ((O1O))
4. Surgeon General feat. People Under The Stairs
5. The Mondays feat. Kat ((O1O))
6. Haven't You Heard? feat. Sadat X, & Scienz of Life (aka John Robinson & ID 4 Winds)
7. These Days Ahead
8. The A.M. feat. Othello, Aima the Dreamer & DJ Vajra
9. Turn Your Radio Up feat. Mr. Lif, Gift of Gab & The Grouch
10. Russian River
11. Cough Drop feat. Raashan Ahmad
12. The Mush feat. Moe Pope & Benzito the Village President
13. Truth feat. Destani Wolf & The Jazz Mafia Horns
14. Durty Diamonds feat. Moe Pope, Bru Lei, Very, Jern Eye, Nightclubber Lang & One.Be.Lo
15. Carpe Noctum
16. Viles feat. Myka 9 & P.E.A.C.E.
17. Mr. Incomplete feat. The Jazz Mafia Horns
18. Pepper's Lullabye
19. Thanks
20. Red Line Radio - Woodstock Remix feat. Mission & DJ Vajra (Digital Bonus Track)

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Previous Leaks from Headnodic's "Red Line Radio" LP:

Headnodic's "Red Line Radio" Headnodic f/Mr. Lif, Gift Of Gab & The Grouch "Turn Your Radio Up" Audio URL: .

DL Link to Headnodic f/People Under The Stairs "Surgeon General" MP3: .

Link to Headnodic f. Latyrx (Lateef the Truth Speaker & Lyrics Born) & Kat ((O1O)) "Movin' On Up" video: .

DL Link to MP3: .

Free Download: Thaione Davis (Dave Galaxie) - Hold Me Down

From Joe Left Hand:

Free Download: Thaione Davis (Dave Galaxie) - Hold Me Down

New Song from Thaione Davis self produced and arranged detailing the reason to give your self needed appreciation and respect. Only message that came with the song is "i should f*cking be sleep right now. it's 4:46am", based on the hook on the song we are guessing this is a homage to speakers bump ... have a great summer Dave Galaxie for the love of hip hop 

PR: Cold Heat - 'Raising The Bar' (LP) - Is Now Available

From Coalmine Records:

Cold Heat - 'Raising The Bar' (LP) - Is Now Available

The Queens based hip-hop duo consisting Jak D (MC) and Jay W (producer), better known as Cold Heat, are pleased to present their third LP, Raising The Bar, which drops today through Soulspazm Digital. Raising The Bar continues in the tradition of both of their previous ‘bar’ themed releases, Bar Hoppin and LIfe Behind Bars, respectively.  With their latest effort, the duo declare their emancipation, showcasing a discernible maturation as artist and producer.  The duplicity of the title suggests that they have raised their own quality standards, but have also upped the ante in the game as whole  “…the price of liquor just went up” says Jak D.

Features on Raising The Bar include Sadat X, mixtape icon J-Love, Blaq Poet (of Screwball), Craig G, Blacastan, Meyhem Lauren (of The Outdoorsmen), Nico The Beast, SR, Neta and Keith Spitz.

There is no question that the Queens-duo break new ground with their latest effort.  Cold Heat deliver their benchmark album that is as conceptually diverse and honest as it is braggadocio and animated.  As of today, there is a new gold standard - the bar has officially been raised. Be sure to show support for this album which is now featured in the New Albums and EPs section of iTunes (Hip Hop/Rap).

Check out the tracklist below and click here or on the links below for the free download of "Hard To Chill" (Track #2).

    01. Nobodies Leaving Alive
    02. Hard To Chill
    03. Raising The Bar (feat. Blacastan & Craig G)
    04. Thinking Out Loud
    05. Flashing
    06. Spanish Guitars (feat. Nico The Beast, SR, Neta, MeyhemLauren)
    07. Looking For You
    08. Rolling Through (feat. Keith Spitz)
    09. When You Coming Home
    10. Given This World
    11. Place Near You
    12. Man On The Mic
    13. Taking It All (feat. Sadat X & J-Love)
    14. Smoke That Drink (feat. Blaq Poet)


In promotion for Raising The Bar, the Queens duo is pleased to present you with "Hard To Chill", a harmonica infused, feel good single that highlights Jay W's diverse production style over Jak D's powerful bars. Click here or on either of the links below for the free download.

"Hard To Chill" | HulkShare: .
"Hard To Chill" | MediaFire: .
"Hard To Chill" | SoundCloud: .

Animal Farm Surprise Shows and Gen.Erik Says Goodbye to Portland

From Erik Abel:

Animal Farm Surprise Shows and Gen.Erik Says Goodbye to Portland

July 21, 2011- Portland, OR: As the promising Hip-Hop group Animal Farm continues to increase their International buzz, Producer/ MC Gen.Erik has decided to leave the group's Portland, OR home base in favor of New York City.  The move is geared to expand the reach of Animal Farm, as well as Gen.Erik's Focused Noise Productions. 

As a going away present, Gen.Erik is giving away a free song entitled "Dear Portland", an ode to the city where he made his musical mark and has called his home for over 10 years. In the clever song, Gen.Erik addresses Portland in an extended metaphor in which he painfully breaks off a relationship with the city he loves. He also utilizes a number of references that are best associated with the City of Roses and home of the Blazers to tell his story. "Dear Portland" was also produced by Gen.Erik and features the precise DJ Wels, also from Animal Farm.

"Dear Portland" Link: .
Gen.Erik Photo: .
Prior to Gen.Erik's departure, the Animal Farm crew decided to give the city of Portland another present, executing three recent surprise pop up shows in one day.  Without prior warning, Animal Farm's Hanif Wondir, Serge Severe, Fury, Gen.Erik, DJ Wels, and B-boy Deff Ro pulled up to three unadvertised locations, jumped out of the back of a rigged up U-Haul, and proceeded to attract crowds who were magnetized to their high energy showmanship.  The footage from these shows will soon be available.  In the meantime, check out this entertaining trailer at .
Animal Farm's new album Culture Shock features Talib Kweli, Rob Swift, Abstract Rude, and DJ Wicked, and is currently #7 on the CMJ Hip-Hop College Radio Charts. 
Culture Shock purchase link: .
Follow @AnimalFarmTeam and @Generik360 on Twitter
Gen.Erik's Going Away Party will be FREE at Ted's (Formerly Berbati's) in Portland.
Thursday, July 21st w/ L Pro Video Release, Animal Farm, Destro of Oldominion, Serge Severe, DJ Wicked, Theory Hazit, Level Headed, DJ Wels, and DJ Spark of Sandpeople.
Bonus: Animal Farm Interview with .

MP3: Yo Gotti f/ Ciara - "We Can Get It On"

From Rap Star Promo:

MP3: Yo Gotti f/ Ciara - "We Can Get It On"



MP3: Dolla Boy f/ Yung Joc - "Address"

From DJ Smallz:

MP3: Dolla Boy f/ Yung Joc - "Address"

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MP3: Hypnotiq f/ Ace Hood, Hussein Fatal - "Gettin to It"

From M3W:

MP3: Hypnotiq f/ Ace Hood, Hussein Fatal - "Gettin to It"

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Video: 40 Glocc f/ E-40, Snoop - "Welcome to California Remix"

From Zoo Life:

Video: 40 Glocc f/ E-40, Snoop Dogg, Too $hort, Xzibit - "Welcome to California Remix"

MP3: Ceasar & PStarr - "War Music" feat. MANY Guests

From Chris @ E1 Music:

MP3: Ceasar & PStarr - "War Music" feat. Grafh, Saigon, Mista Raja, Styles P, Parlae, Kool G Rap, Red Cafe, Mistah F.A.B., Serius Jones & Avery Storm

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Download full mixtape here - .

Potluck Announce Stoner Bitch 2 & Captain Chronic Contests

From James @ Kerosene Media:

Potluck Announce Stoner Bitch 2 & Captain Chronic Contests

Potluck have announced the group's Stoner Bitch 2 and Captain Chronic contests through their Facebook page online at . Potluck are seeking out the two most dedicated potheads who deserve the title of "Stoner Bitch" or "Captain Chronic" to represent their cities. To enter fans can submit their pictures to, along with your name and city you represent. All entries will be posted in the photos section of the Potluck Facebook page and the entry with the most "Likes" will win. The grand prize winner will win a trip to Las Vegas for the weekend, along with free air travel and hotel accommodations, as well as a Potluck prize pack.
Potluck's new album "Rhymes & Resin" debuted at No. 17 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and at No. 28 on the Rap album charts, in its first week of release. "Rhymes & Resin" features guest appearances by Glasses Malone, Murs and Mistah FAB, King Gordy, Ill Bill, and Slaine.
Potluck recently released their new video for the track "3 Minute Miracle" online at .

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