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D-Loc Streams Entire Solo Album 'Made For Kings' Online


From Kerosene Media:

D-Loc Streams Entire Solo Album 'Made For Kings' Online

Kottonmouth Kings' D-Loc is currently streaming his entire new solo album "Made For Kings" online at
http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/11 . D-Loc and Kottonmouth Kings will kick off their upcoming "Party Monsters" US tour with Blaze, Big B, and Australian hip-hop outfit Bliss N’ Eso in Houston, TX on
August 29th.
 
“This record was made for my people,” says D-Loc. “With Kottonmouth Kings I’ve been blessed to have one of the most powerful fanbases around and this record is made for them. I just wanted to show everyone what I bring to the table, and do a straight up West Coast party album that is all about having a good time.”
 
D-Loc’s “Made For Kings” hits stores this week through Suburban Noize Records and features guest appearances by Kurupt from Tha Dogg Pound, Judge D and original Kottonmouth Kings member Saint Dog.
 
TOUR DATES:
Aug 24 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
Aug 25 - Albuquerque NM - Sunshine Theatre
Aug 27 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
Aug 28 - Dallas, TX - Lakewood Theater
Aug 29 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
Aug 31 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
Sep 01 - Wichita, KS - The Cotillion Ballroom
Sep 02 - Des Moines, IA - All Play
Sep 03 - Sauget, IL - Pop's
Sep 04 - Thornville, OH - Legend Valley
Sep 05 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
Sep 07 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - The Culture Room
Sep 08 - St. Petersburg, FL - The State Theatre
Sep 09 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Sep 10 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte
Sep 11 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
Sep 12 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Sep 13 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts
Sep 15 - New York, NY - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Sep 16 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Zoo
Sep 17 - Pontiac, MI - Clutch Cargos
Sep 18 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
Sep 19 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Sep 20 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
Sep 21 - Milwaukee, WI - The Eagles Club
Sep 22 - Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze
Sep 23 - Fargo, ND - The Venue at Playmaker's
Sep 24 - Sioux Falls, SD - Nutty's North Oudoors
Sep 25 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club

MP3: Free Arsun F!st "Words of Essence" EP


From Domination Recordings:

MP3: Free Arsun F!st "Words of Essence" EP

Free 4-track Ep from Arsun F!st titled "Words of Essence". Look out for his new album "Life's a Beautiful Monster" (produced by Phase Logic) to be released later this week on Domination Recordings.

Free Download: "Words of Essence" EP

MP3: Quazedelic feat. Snoop Dogg - "Hold On"


From Audible Treats:

MP3: Quazedelic feat. Snoop Dogg - "Hold On"

Long-Time Collaborators Get Together For First Single From Quazedelic's Stan Sly: AnuthaWorld

The Song:

While producer and all-around artist Quazedelic has played a crucial role in the Snoop Dogg's music behind the scenes, a full on collaboration between the fonk monk and Doggfather was destiny waiting to be fulfilled – until now. “Hold On,” off Quazedelic’s upcoming debut LP Stan Sly: AnuthaWorld, has the artists combining their smooth, similar styles from separate genres for the album's first single. Similar to Snoop Dog’s appearance on of The Gorillaz’s Plastic Beach, the result is soothing combination of funk and hip-hop that takes listeners to another place; in this case, Anuthaworld.

About his own style for the upcoming album, Quazedelic says, “I bridge the gap between serious real life songs with fantasy funk tracks.” That is exactly what he does with “Hold On.” The track opens with a deep, sensual voice, “Looking back in my conscious mind, digging back and searching to find...” The lyrics set up a mystic atmosphere where anything can happen. However, many of Quazedelic’s lyric’s are grounded in reality: “I’m Working hard, praying night and day, that something good might come my way.” Snoop Dog’s lyrics serve as an alternative reality, the id of the song, so to speak. He raps, “So raise up off of me, and let me dip up the streets in my 73/ Grey on black interior, black like me, chandeliers hanging with the ass swinging,” while Quazedelic harmonizes in the background. The spectacular dream-world that snoop dog raps about plays against the pain-filled sound of Quazedelic’s harmonies. “Hold On,” helps explain the purpose of funk, and how it can be used as a vehicle to escape from reality.

Quazedelic's Stan Sly: Anuthaworldwill be available October 5th via Georgia Anne Muldrow's and Declaime's SomeOthasShip Connect.

Song: http://media.audibletreats.com/Quazedelic-Hold_On_Feat_Snoop_Dogg.mp3 .

Please post buy links: http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/quazedelic/id209800450 .

Video: Ed Lover - C'mon Son Episode 16


From Audible Treats:

Video: Ed Lover - C'mon Son Episode 16

MP3: Free Frank Nitt and Sepalot "Outrageous" EP


From Sepalot:

MP3: Free Frank Nitt and Sepalot "Outrageous" EP

Welcome to the Frank Nitt and Sepalot revival!
The Detroit MC (Frank'N Dank, Dilla) and the Munich Producer & DJ (Blumentopf) are Fracture.
A new group with a new sound and a new agenda.
Nitt and Sepalot first hooked up on Sepalot's solo-album "Red Handed"(Compost Records).
They went on tour together, became friends and kept on recording - with no rules, no regulations and no parking on the dancefloor.
"Outrageous" is a 5 track EP that fuses Detroit
rap, Munich disco and Miami bass like no record before.

Release Date: Sep 17 2010 Label: MPM

Freedownload "Delta"
http://soundcloud.com/sepalot/delta
(feel free to spread and blog)


www.sepalot.com

Video: The Planets Are Back in Business


From The Planets Hip Hop:

Video: The Planets Are Back in Business

Tila Tequila Threatens to Bankrupt Insane Clown Posse


After being attacked by the crowd during her performance at Gathering of the Juggalos this weekend, Tila Tequila has threatened to "bankrupt" the Insane Clown Posse. You can see video of the attack below. Tequila made the comment to followers of her http://www.twitter.com/TILAOMG account: "Pretty soon the owners who run the Juggalos will be bankrupt. My attorney Alan is already on it. This is disgusting behavior from men." Photos surfaced later on TMZ showing Tequila with cuts, bruises and facial lacerations from the attack.

Illus - Makin 'Em Feel Good


Born in Bridgeport, CT, raised in Stratford, educated throughout NYC, and now residing in New Haven, Illus is known for a variety of artistic endeavors. A veteran when it comes the pen and the pad in more ways than just one, in addition to penning his lyrics, Illus is also an accomplished comic book artist, and has led panel discussions on the topic at CMJ, NYU, and various Comic-Cons. His latest album, Feel Good Music, is a collaboration with producer J.J. Brown, and it’s already drawing rave reviews from the likes of Chuck D, who Illus notes “said it was one of the best albums of the year on his radio show.” He adds “hearing him say that was pretty amazing.” This week I caught up with Illus to find out more about his dual loves, in what ways they crossover, and the song he felt he had to make.

Read the full interview at: http://adambernard.blogspot.com/2010/08/artist-of-week-illus.html

League510 Compete In Virgin Mobile's Book The Band Contest


From Audible Treats:

League510 Compete In Virgin Mobile's Book The Band Contest

Bay Arew Crew Competing To Win $5K And Chance To Open Up For M.I.A., Pavement, T.I., And Sleigh Bells In Front Of 40,000 Fans

The Contest:

League510, the Bay Area's four-man crew of Town Techno purveyors, has been hand-selected to compete in Virgin Mobile FreeFest's Book The Band Contest. They are competing with over 200 other bands for the next week to earn a spot in the Top 20. Virgin Mobile will then pick 5 finalists, who will compete to win the grand prize.

The Grand Prize winner will receive $5000 in cash and play in front of 40,000 fans at Virgin Mobile FreeFest along side renowned artists including M.I.A., LCD Soundsystem, T.I., Pavement, Ludacris, Joan Jett, and more. For the driven group, who recently won mtvU’s Freshmen Five video contest and was profiled by AOL’s Spinner.com, winning this contest will allow the band to share their energetic stage show with thousands of fans.

The final countdown for the Grand Prize winner is quickly approaching. Voting closes August 19th, 2010. Fans can vote once per day by entering League510's name on Virgin Mobile's Book The Band Contest webpage.

Vote for League510 here: http://virginmobilefreefest.sonicbids.com/BandDetails2.aspx?b=19530&bn=League510 .

The Background:

Emcees TK, Mont, Mr. Knowitall and DJ Blacksmith better known as League510 are pioneers of a sound that is all their own, Town Techno. With a sound that is out of this world, League510's musical journey began in a galaxy far away from ours. After traveling the universe for years, they entered our galaxy and our planet shortly thereafter. With sights on our world, the quartet chose to land in the hills east of Oakland, CA. After hiding their ship deep in the hills they approached this new town with great curiosity and were immediately amazed by the vibrant culture that they found. Adopting the Bay Area scene as their new home, League510 wasted no time in beginning their new musical journey here in our world. Using advanced abilities, the four emcees quickly mastered the art of sound and gave birth to Town Techo, a form of music that would unite the people in heightened awareness; to show them to take action, to appreciate the fun in life, to believe in themselves and to believe in The League.

About Clear Label Records:

Founded in Oakland, CA in 1999, Clear Label Records has established itself as one of the top independent labels in the Bay Area. The company is owned and operated by Tajai Massey, renowned recording artist with the group Souls of Mischief and the crew Hieroglyphics, who brings a unique perspective to the label utilizing his experiences as a major-label recording artist turned independent label owner & successful touring musician. Clear Label is home to recording artists of many genres such as Chris Marsol, Baby Jaymes, FamSyrk, Deep Rooted, League510, and more. Through a partnership with Pushing the Beat (PTB) called ClearBeat, the label is also home to Oakland’s hottest street artists including Beeda Weeda, Shady Nate, D-Lo, Sleepy D and others. Look for full-length releases from all of these artists in the near future.  For more information, please visit http://www.clearlabelrecords.com .

Streams:

"Summer Time": http://media.audibletreats.com/League510-Summer_Time_Ft_Way-D.mp3 .

Download Invasion, Vol. 1: http://www.mediafire.com/?zn4quhlyg1n .

"When The Chips Don't Fall" Feat. 1-O.A.K.: http://media.audibletreats.com/League510-When_The_Chips_Dont_Fall.mp3 .

"Reacquainted": http://media.audibletreats.com/League510-Reacquainted.mp3 .

"To The Beat": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrobMlf3RBc .

"In My Face (Womp Womp)": http://media.audibletreats.com/League510-In_My_Face_Womp_Womp.mp3 .

PR: Snoop Dogg & George Hodos Are #25 With a Bullet


From Luthier Society:

Snoop Dogg & George Hodos Are #25 With a Bullet

LOS ANGELES, CA -- 08/13/10 -- LSI -- Adding formidably to his incredible list of hits and accomplishments, Snoop Dogg makes it six Number Ones in a row on the Billboard Dance/Club Plays chart, hitting the pole position this week with his featured performance on Katy Perry's across the board electro-pop smash "California Gurls."

The track also hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Pop Songs charts. Missy Elliot is the only other rap performer with multiple Number Ones on the dance charts.

Not limiting himself to a single continent, Snoop hops from Cali to Moscow as a featured performer on Russian singer George Hodos' "Just A Man," which is currently at #25 with a bullet on the same chart.

"Just A Man" was released by Dauman Music and produced by The Alumni Entertainment Group and it has been remixed by DJ Escape (Beyonce) and Rod Carrillo (Rihanna).

Jason Dauman, President of Dauman Music, says, "It is remarkable that a hip-hop great like Snoop has two different titles in the Billboard Club Play Top 25 in the same week. This is a great and rare achievement. I'm really excited about the success he is having with George's track, and am honored that one of my artists had the opportunity to work with an artist of Snoop's caliber."

Press and Media:
Johnny Royal
Luthier Society, Inc.
* www.luthiersociety.com *


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