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News: Man Bites Dog Records Announces Album Release Schedule

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News: Man Bites Dog Records Announces Album Release Schedule For Remainder Of 2012

The first half of 2012 has proven to be a triumphant year for Man Bites Dog Records, and now, the burgeoning hip-hop label is excited to announce a string of forthcoming releases. The rest of the year promises to be busy, as the label prepares for high profile releases from MHz Legacy, Stu Bangas & Vanderslice, Wais P, Bronze Nazareth, and Double AB & Dub Sonata.

Man Bites Dog Records first emerged in 2010, establishing its presence with the release of Killah Priest's Three Day Theory and Copywrite's Life and Times of Peter Nelson. With both albums receiving critical acclaim, MBDR followed the next year with Vast Aire's OX 2010: A Street Odyssey, and in 2012, the label has continued to roll, with a new album from Copywrite, God Save The King, in addition to The Swashbuckler LP, from producers Kount Fif & R.M.L.

On August 7th, Copywrite will release God Save The King: Proper English Version, a remixed re-release of God Save The King that includes features from high profile UK artists such as Context, Dru Blu, Mystro, and SAS. On August 28th, producers Stu Bangas & Vanderslice will release Diggaz With Attitude, featuring Roc Marciano, The Alchemist, Evidence, Apathy, Ill Bill, Vinnie Paz, Blaq Poet, Celph Titled, Esoteric, and more. Their video for lead single "The Gusto," featuring a who's-who in the hip hop world with Apathy, Roc Marciano, The Alchemist, and Evidence, racked up over 20k views in the first 72 hours it was released on YouTube.

On September 18th, MBDR will release the latest effort from rapper Double AB, Media Showers, a collaborative effort with producer Dub Sonata that includes features from Cannibal Ox, Evidence, Rhymefest, Sean Price, and more. The duo's first video, for the single "Lord Knows What" with Roc Marciano, will be released in the coming weeks.

On October 9th, Wais P, will release his debut solo album Pimpin' Saved My Life. The album will include production from Harry Fraud, Statik Selektah, The Bizness, Stu Bangas, and Vanderslice, and the project will also include guest features from the likes of Action Bronson, Smoke DZA, Joey Bada$$, Kokaine, and more. Prior to the album's release, Wais P will release a free mixtape, Pussy Rich.

To wrap a productive fourth quarter, MBDR will release their biggest album to date, a new album from MHz Legacy, the beloved Ohio crew that includes Copywrite, RJD2, Jakki Da Motamouth, Tage Future, and Camu Tao, who passed away in 2008. Despite serving as one of the most influential collection of artists in underground hip-hop for over a decade, MHz, to date, has released only one album, Table Scraps, which was a collection of singles and b-sides. This new album is expected to offer some of the artists' most accomplished work-to-date. Although not yet finished, the album is currently slated to include production from RJD2, Harry Fraud, Marco Polo, Stu Bangas and Illmind, in addition to features from Ill Bill & Slaine (La Coka Nostra), Oh No, and Slug. Longtime fans of the group will also be happy to hear that the group ensured that Camu Tao's voice be heard and thus incorporated never before heard verses on several songs.

As Man Bites Dog Records uses the rest of 2012 to solidify itself as one of independent hip-hop's premier labels, the label expects even bigger things for 2013 and beyond. "Making an impact in the music business takes a lot of hard work and talent from a whole team of people," says label founder R.M.L. "We're lucky to work with talented artists that have been working hard to make music that will impact the future. I am truly excited for all our fans, new and old."

MP3: Kelly Rowland f/ Lil Wayne - "Ice"

MP3: Kelly Rowland f/ Lil Wayne - "Ice"

Courtesy M3W.

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Ropstar & DJ Kurupt Present: @An1DaKid Mixtape

From DJ Kurupt:

Ropstar & DJ Kurupt Present: An1 Da Kid Mixtape

Featured Mixtape

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Mixtape: Con-Man - "New England Minute" (@IStillLoveHer)

Mixtape: Con-Man - "New England Minute"

Courtesy Wanja Lange.

New England Minute is Con-Man's third project of 2012. It is entirely produced by Dj Low Cut from utilizing the instrumentals off his NY Minute album.  In the beginning we intended to just use a few beats but we quickly realized that they all were such high quality.  Since we are located and from the New England area, we decided to create our own New England version.  The results have been incredible and we feel this is Con-Man's best full length offering thus far.  It also features other New England artists like The Verbal Surgeon, Rumorz, The My.N.O.R.S., and Sicarii.

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Audio: Lone Ninja - "Hell's Gateway" (prod. DJ Scar)

Audio: Lone Ninja - "Hell's Gateway" (prod. DJ Scar)

Courtesy Holographic Pagoda.

New song from Lone Ninja "Hell's Gateway" Produced by DJ Scar aka Bronze Shaolin Soldier of HTP.

K-Rino "Murda The Mainstream" Single Out Now (@therealkrino)

From Park Street PR:

K-Rino "Murda The Mainstream" Single Out Now

Legendary Houston rapper K-Rino prepares to release his brand new album '80 Minute Eternity' this summer. In the meantime he has just dropped this new 'non album track' single to wet your appetite. Support real music and make your purchase from the link below. 

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Video: Esko - "Greet the Morning"

From Nik @ Ballin PR:

Video: Esko - "Greet the Morning"

This song serves as a prequel to the upcoming album, The Seed. The Seed will express the events that occurred in my life as a metaphor for the different stages in the life of a seed. The song itself refers to music as the morning sun, bringing light and warmth back to my life after a dark and cold winter. CAV3 on the cuts. Genius The Animal on the beat.

Video: @AkiraTheDon x @TimeRaps - "Full Metal Alchemist"

Courtesy April @ Dirty Lab:

Video: Akira The Don x Time - "Full Metal Alchemist"

Time and Akira The Don (UK Interscope) just released a new anime/Breaking Bad themed music video Full Metal Alchemist (i Walter White) PSYCHEDIGITAL MUSIC VIDEO.

MP3: The Niceguys - "Magick" (@265nice)

From Dove @ Tygereye:

MP3: The Niceguys - "Magick"

Houston Hip Hop foursome The Niceguys are prepping the September 11 release of their album James Kelley, and are proud to present their first single "Magick".  This refreshing vibe flips Houston's classic Screw music, offering just a taste of what The Niceguys will serve up on their new project! 

By trade they are a rapper (Easy Yves Saint), two producers (Christolph and Free) and a turntablist (DJ Candlestick), but the Texas-based quartet blends their collective talent to deliver cohesive, cutting edge songs.
Take a listen to "Magick", and check out The Niceguys recent video "Overtoast" and the James Kelley trailer "Vast Majorit" below! We've also included the 2011 "Ari Gold Remix" featuring Bun B and "Toast" videos, just in case you missed them!

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AwesomenessTV's Crazy I Say Spoofs Kanye West, Jay-Z, Beyonce

AwesomenessTV's Crazy I Say Spoofs Kanye West, Jay-Z, Beyonce and Kim Kardashian

This week, Zay Zay and Jo Jo take on the self-proclaimed kings of rap, Kanye West and Jay-Z. While the rappers are 'Watching the Throne', the boys are dissing them for everything from their clothes to new girlfriend Kim Kardashian. They even put their own spin on the number one hit Ball So Hard. See the princes on top of their throne in this week’s installment of Crazy I Say.

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