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@ClintonSparks f/ @Pitbull - "Watch You" (@TheDiscoFries @E1Music)

Audio: Clinton Sparks f/ Pitbull - "Watch You"

Courtesy Chris @ E1.

@ClintonSparks @Pitbull @TheDiscoFries

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Video: @NativeSunMuzik - "Lightness of Happiness"

Video: Native Sun - "Lightness of Happiness"

Courtesy M Yahya.

I hope all is wonderful in your world, I’ve been very busy  enjoying the spiritual benefits  of this blessed Month and  working hard on my group NATIVE SUN who have just have  just released our 3rd VIDEO called “Lightness of Happiness”.

Jeep Ward a/k/a DJ Halo: This August Events & MORE!

Jeep Ward a/k/a DJ Halo: This August Events & MORE!

Courtesy DJ Halo.

Aaaand Then I Found $5...

Hey Hey!!! So I have a some great events cracking this month and early September so here I am again creeping on your inbox like that annoying sales guy trying to get you to come out...


POP ROCKS at Legion Every Other Wednesday!

The Bi-Weekly Wednesday DJ residency of the homie Nabil and I continues with some great acts cracking off in the back at Legion (790 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn) TONIGHT Wednesday the 15th!!! Come out and get through hump day into hump night the right way...

Sole 'Fuck the Police State' TOUR w/Brzowski!!!
Yup Yup, the long time homie angry uncle Brzowski is back on the road with Sole for some NE dates two of which I will be rocking on as well, peep game...

Saturday August 18th @ 65 Daggett Street, New Haven CT

Hip-Hop and Punk show ft. Sole, PT Burnem, Brzwoski, Loach & Parent Free Zone! Suggested Donation only, starts at 7pm and with a $5 donation you get a free CD or Vinyl from DIY Bandits label (ohhh Word?!!)

Thursday August 23rd @ The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn NY

Straight Hip-Hop Brooklyn style with the homies New World Side Order, Propaganda Anonymous, Brzowski & Sole!!! Going IN is what the kids call it these the flyer or the link HERE to check the FB event.

Friday September 7th @ Karma Lounge, NYC

Celebrating the Jesus Year of 33 in style with a set at the old stomping grounds after my day shift. Starting at 10pm and rocking until 4am...come out and wish me well on (hopefully) not getting crucified before the year is over!!!

Diggin in the Vaults: Podcasts
Subways & Sidewalks #10 ft. C.O.N.C.E.P.T
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Because the homie C.O.N.C.E.P.T is one half of New World Side Order I thought it would be a good opportunity to promo a great podcast we did a while back at the illustrious Low Budget Studios in Bridgeport, CT. Click the cover art above or the link HERE to download. Or click the link HERE to Stream from BIG shouts to DJ Flash for being patient while my studio is rebuilt (soon buddy, SOOON!!!) and running a great site that is your one stop for all things hip-hop and reviewed there in. Holla!!!

NWSO interview with M3 Radio Lady Red
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IN CONTEXT: What's Wrong with the US Food System?
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A really great weekly public affairs show with this episode addressing the problems of our food production industry and how changes can be made to help Americans eat healthier and more nutritious. Big shouts to Ken MacDermotroe for having myself and Eliot Snaith on the show. I will also be appearing next week on the show as well 12-1pm on WPKN 89.5fm and so please feel free to check me out in my political and social commentary steeze out as well.
MONDAYS @ Karma Lounge NYC
I have been bar tending for a really great local LES band (Bluesco Band) event the past 3 months now and just wanted to mention it so that you could stop in and check it out if you are so inclined. Have seen some really great bands and hope you can make it out some Monday to shake off the blues after work. Of course i'll be serving up the drinks proper as well...

Another Round?

In addition to coming out to see me spin and get drinks, you can have me serve your drinks to you as well; providing I am not on tour or DJing elsewhere. Yup, slanging the sauce two nights a week (Monday & Thursday) as well as Friday days @ Karma Lounge NYC. Come on in and see if I can serve it up drinks as well as I serve up sucker DJs...

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Drank and Dank Presents Dripped Up 3 (f/ 2 Chainz, Tree, GLC)

Drank and Dank Presents Dripped Up 3 (f/ 2 Chainz, Tree, GLC, SL Jones, Fat Trel, Boldy James & More)

Courtesy Lunatic.

Drank & Dank returns with the 3rd installment of their Dripped Up series. This one features new music from 2 Chainz, Tree, B.James, Sun(ZooLife), Fat Trel, Tone Skeeta & a lot more.

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Dripped Up 3 Tracklist.
1. THC (Get Away) - Slim Dollar$
2. Power of the Dollar - Dutch Capital ft. Hustleman & Sun (ZooLife)
3. Amy - Tree ft. Tone Skeeta (Prod. @MCTreeG)
4. B.James Freestyle
5. Spark Up - FowL (Prod. Clockwork Music)
6. They Just Say - Richmond Rab
7. Places - Tree
8. Money (Bounce) - Czar (King of Va) ft. Sun (ZooLife)
9. Louis V Shades - Casino ft. Billz & Fat Trel
10. Real Nice - Fatboi Fre$h (Prod. Blended Babies)
11. Stomp - Tree ft. Sl Jones (Prod. @MCTreeG)
12. Back On My Grind - D-Edge ft. Buk (Psychodrama)
13. The Market - G.Scott ft. Boldy James & GLC
14. T-Shirt - Mardi Gra
15. Could I - Wild Bunch Money Gang ft. Danny Boy (Death Row)
16. Chuuch On The Move - Fatboi Fre$h ft. Sulaiman, Que BILLAH, & Tina B. (Prod. Doc Da Mindbenda)
17. GT Garza Freestyle
18. Dirty Dark (Remix) - DJ Lazy K ft. 2 Chainz & Montana Max
19. Nino - Young Giftz ft. Tree (Prod. @MCTreeG)
20. My Shit - Tone Skeeta (Prod. @MCTreeG)
21. This World - KD 205
22. Where There's A Will - Sun (Zoolife)

MP3: Trey Songz f/ Rick Ross - "Don't Be Scared"

MP3: Trey Songz f/ Rick Ross - "Don't Be Scared"

Courtesy M3W.

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Video: King Kash - "H.O.T" (@KingKashMusic)

Video: King Kash - "H.O.T"

Courtesy We Plug GOOD Music.

It’s been four years since British rapper/producer King Kash released his last record but with the unveiling of his brand new single “H.O.T” and its creatively-crafted accompanying visuals directed by Danielle Da-Silva, it is almost like the East London emcee never even left.


Download: @GothamGreen & @QuickieMart, "HAZE DIARIES VOLUME 4"

Download: Gotham Green & Quickie Mart, "HAZE DIARIES VOLUME 4"

Courtesy Dunn Deal PR.

featuring Freddie Gibbs | T. Mills | Wax | Lyrikill | Gold Chain Military | Jes Hudak | Sum | Chris Clarke | Jackie Tohn and more

on Soundcloud at or .

NY rapper Gotham Green and New Orleans producer Quickie Mart proudly present the fourth installment of their Haze Diaries series, featuring CTE signee Freddie Gibbs and Columbia Records singer T. Mills on "All I Know", NY's Grafh on "New York Times", and "Everything" featuring El Prez as well as Def Jam rapper Wax, singer/songwriter/musician Jes Hudak, L.A.'s Gold Chain Military, New Orleans emcees Lyrikill, Impulss and Know One, Jackie Tohn, Casey Abrams, Jabee, P-Rawb, Zeale and Malkovich. Previous Haze Diaries volumes have featured Gibbs (watch the "Tell Me Something" video), Planet Asia (watch the "Game Change" video), Medusa, IamOmni and more. Quickie Mart produces every track on HDV4. Quickie recently released the Space Monkey Radio dubstep remix EP as well as the second volume of Balkan/bounce fusion project Gypsyphonic Disko.

Press Release: @MegaRan in "Language Arts, Vol. 2"

Press Release: Mega Ran in "Language Arts, Vol. 2"

Courtesy Random a/k/a Mega Ran.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Hip Hop musician and educator Random, aka Mega Ran is moving to Level 2 with his next release, "Mega Ran in Language Arts, Volume Two," the second of three multimedia projects.

The "Language Arts" series of albums combine all of Ran’s loves of the past 30 years and will simultaneously launch as a hip-hop album, a comic book, done by the artists at J1 Studios in Philadelphia, and a video game by indie developer Lunar Giant Studios, playable at .

Volume Two sees Random struggling to make progress as an educator, while his students are addicted to a poisonous video game that is distracting them from their educational goals, facing a battle challenge by the most notorious gangster rapper the neighborhood has seen, while at the same time trying to maintain a relationship.

The album features captivating guest vocals by Homeboy Sandman, MC Lars, Wordsworth, MeLa Machinko and many more, with hard hitting beats by mainstays DN3, EOM and more. The album, like Volume One, is narrated by famed voice actor Kyle Hebert (Dragon Ball Z, Street Fighter 4, many more).

"Mega Ran in Language Arts Volume 2” releases August 22, 2012 worldwide on iTunes and Amazon. Volume 1 is available now, and Volume 3 will release on November 20, 2012 as a joint venture between J1 Studios, Lunar Giant Studios and RandomBeats Music.

The comic is available online at and the Flash game is up and playable at .

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Purpose & @ConfidenceBeats f/ @RealCormega & @EsteeNack (@ILLADRENALINE @Tragic_Allies)

MP3: Purpose & Confidence f/ Cormega & Estee Nack - "Visions of Excellence"

Courtesy DJ Mickey Knox.

Ill Adrenaline Records is back with another classic release! Purpose, founding member of the group Tragic Allies, teams up with extraordinary producer Confidence of Rashad & Confidence fame to bring you the first single off the forthcoming full length "The Purpose of Confidence". "Vision of Excellence" features none other than Queensbridge legend Cormega along with Tragic Allies member Estee Nack and cuts by D.J. Technic.

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While Purpose and Confidence come from different backgrounds, the sounds they put together can only capture the essence of pure hip-hop. Purpose's flow, delivery and lyrics will have you engaged from start to finish. Confidence also delivers on the boards as usual - hard-hitting and soulful sample based beats. Listeners will be in for a nice surprise as these two artists help shape the landscape of hip-hop and keep that authentic music pumping through your veins. Be on the look out for the debut album dropping in September.
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@ILLADRENALINE @Confidencebeats @Tragic_Allies

@TheRealPlex - "I Can't Breathe" (@URBNET @UrbanNativeGirl @VixVon)

Video: Plex - "I Can't Breathe"

Courtesy URBNET and @TheRealPlex.

Plex is an award winning hip-hop artist and producer based in Toronto, Canada. With over 15 years experience Plex has raised the bar amongst his Aboriginal peers while building a strong and relevant presence in mainstream Canadian Hip Hop. Since releasing his debut solo album in 2009, Plex has toured across the US and Canada performing on over 350 stages and has also appeared on several televised events including Arbor Live, The National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, APTN Aboriginal Day Live, Larger Than Life (Cineplex) and The Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards. Since September 2010 his music video for The Way It Should Be from his first album Brainstorm, has received critical acclaim from across the globe and has been screened at over 30 film festivals worldwide, receiving 7 awards. His sophomore release Demons appeals to those who love Hip Hop, deep, thought provoking, socially relevant lyrics and immaculate production design. He is a master at his craft and a visionary who is committed to community, culture and music.

In addition to his work in music and music production he created and hosted the award winning National radio show The Plex Show, the only global Indigenous Hip Hop show of it's kind. He is also an actor, seen in Rabbit Fall and the upcoming Empire of Dirt (Dir. Peter Stebbings) and will make his Feature Film debut in Director Shirley Cheechoo's Moose River Crossing in July, 2012. With strong ties to his roots, he uses his status to inspire others through community outreach projects. He's committed to mentoring struggling youth and helping them pursue their talents and dreams in spite of difficult circumstances.

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