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Download: Lefty a/k/a the L.E.F.T. - "Kill the Messenger"

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Download: Lefty a/k/a the L.E.F.T. - "Kill the Messenger"

Album: Lefty aka the L.E.F.T. - Kill the Messenger

Check the new album from the Bay Area recording artist
 Lefty aka the L.E.F.T.

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Track listing: Kill the Messenger
1. Mr. Kill the Devil
2. Left Field  ft: DJ Icewater
3. Eyes Wide Open
4. Fix It For You  ft: Roch
5. Turn on the Wheels
6. See No Evil  ft: Scarub of Living Legends
7. Never Knew Me
8. High Society  ft: Oneself Davinci  
9. American Zombie Voodoo Child
10. Devil's Diary

Lead single

Turn on the Wheels

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About Lefty aka the L.E.F.T.

Lefty is one half of the underground duo Bash Bros. Combining solo & group efforts Lefty has moved more than 15,000 units during his 5 years on the international hip hop scene. Having collaborated with underground heavyweights such as: Sean Price, Dilated Peoples, Reef the Lost Cauze, Living Legends, Little Brother, Chali 2na & Planet Asia to name a few Lefty proves he can stand on hip hop's highest stage. Lefty delivers the groundbreaking album "Kill the Messenger" to step into the elite category of hip hop artists.

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MP3: Chris Brown f/ Drake, Kanye West - "Deuces Dream Team Remix"

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MP3: Chris Brown f/ Andre 3000, Drake, Sadaday, Kanye West - "Deuces Dream Team Remix"

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MP3: Young Don f/ Project Pat - "Shawty Bad"

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MP3: Young Don f/ Project Pat - "Shawty Bad"

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MP3: Jermaine Dupri x Bassjackers - "Showrocker"

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MP3: Jermaine Dupri x Bassjackers - "Showrocker"

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MP3: Cee Tension - "Showtime"

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MP3: Cee Tension - "Showtime"

   Artist: Cee Tension | Label: N Music / Jackpot Music Group

   Song: Showtime  |  Release Date: November 2010 |  Producer: J King Did That

   Download: Cee Tension - Showtime 

MP3: Smit-D f/ N.O. Capo, Pimp C - "Ass On Leather (AOL)"

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MP3: Smit-D f/ N.O. Capo, Pimp C - "Ass On Leather (AOL)"

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The legendary Facemob member aligns himself with the late great Pimp C & introduces N.O. Capo, the blood brother of Lil Wayne. Clean song link provided.

PR: Kottonmouth Kings Join Forces With Punk Legends D.I.

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Kottonmouth Kings’ Daddy X & Dirtball Join Forces With Members Of Punk Legends D.I. In New Project X Pistols

The Kottonmouth Kings’ Daddy X and the Dirtball have joined forces with the Tatar brothers, Eddie and Joe, from Orange County punk legends D.I. to form the X Pistols. The group has set a January 18th, 2011 release date for their debut album “Shoot To Kill”, which will be released by Suburban Noize Records. Fans can pre-order the new album online at The group has released thier first video blog online at .
“I always wanted to tap into the intense energy and element of danger that I felt went I first got into punk bands like TSOL, Wasted Youth, Black Flag and The Golden Era,” commented Daddy X about the X Pistols. “We wanted to take everything about those bands, put a spin on it and take it somewhere no one has ever gone. There has always been a punk element to what the Kottonmouth Kings do, but I’ve had a burning desire to press down on the throttle and open up the engine to my punk-rock roots.”
The X-Pistols debut album, “Shoot To Kill”, is overflowing with enough raw, destructive, punk-rock rage to leave a trail of chaos behind in its wake. The X-Pistols are out to challenge and obliterate the boundaries that confine punk-rock, while harnessing the uncaged energy of the genre’s founders.
The track listing for The X Pistols “Shoot To Kill” is as follows:
1. P in the Punk
2. Wild Side
3. Beware
4. Suffocation
5. Let The Haters Hate
6. Shoot To Kill
7. Unplug
8. 1 Foot in the Grave
9. Showdown
10. Here We Go
11. Trapped in a Maze
12. American Freedom
13. I Hate Pigs
14. Livin' By the Gun
15. Lights Out
16. Draggin' Me Down
17. Love and Tragedy
18. Lock Load Fight Win

Visual Funk: Bootsy Collins Fine Art Release on December 1st

From Dunn Deal PR:

Visual Funk: Bootsy Collins Fine Art Release on December 1st

BOOTSY COLLINS, the starry-eyed funkateer who literally put the bass in contemporary music by way of his legendary releases with James Brown, Parliament/Funkadelic and Bootsy's Rubber Band, has announced the crossing of another milestone in his storied career: the release of the first Bootzilla fine art collection. On December 1, 2010, Collins will unveil the result of a lengthy process involving photography, greenscreen, found images and archived elements, undertaken with the aim of isolating and visually replicating what's going on in his imagination.
Every piece in this limited-edition line of 300 will be a one-of-a-kind collectible, each bearing a unique funk mantra created and applied to the canvas by Bootsy himself. He will also number and sign each piece, and add his handprints in acrylic paint. Each piece will feature a number of hidden elements for its owner to discover. 250 of the 300 will measure 40" x 30", while the remaining 50 will weigh in at a whopping 80" x 60". The first 1,500 people to sign up for more information at will receive a 'golden ticket' which will allow them to preview the piece on December 19th, two days before its official public unveiling.

Earlier this year, Collins made waves with the opening of The Funk University (, the online bass guitar academy masterminded and supervised by Collins himself, with help from guest professors Les Claypool, Meshell Ndegeocello, Victor Wooten, George Clinton, T.M. Stevens, John B. Williams, Divinity Roxx, Thee Ram Jam, Frankie "Kash" Waddy, Bakithi Kumalo, P-Nut and Blackbyrd McKnight. Bootsy's Funk University is produced by SceneFour, the L.A. creativity house responsible for projects with Al Gore's Current TV, MTV-U, Nine Inch Nails, the RZA, Marilyn Manson, The Pixies, and Beck.


Video: Visual f/ Cap D (All Natural) - "Never Sold Crack"

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Video: Visual f/ Cap D (All Natural) - "Never Sold Crack"

MP3: Ghostface + Masta Killa - "Metal Lungies (OG Version)"

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MP3: Ghostface + Masta Killa - "Metal Lungies (OG Version)"

While recording his 2004 LP The Pretty Toney Album, Ghostface sent a track to his Wu-Tang brother Masta Killa, hoping for a guest verse.  Killa didn't get his verse in until it was too late, and Ghost ended up putting Styles P & Sheek Louch on the track, which came to be known as "Metal Lungies."  With the release of the Wu compilation Masta Killa Presents: The Next Chamber, the original "Metal Lungies" is revealed, giving fans a little glimspe into Wu history.


The Next Chamber is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and all other digital retailers.  iTunes buyers also get 5 exclusive videos with Wu-Tang concert footage, interviews, and more.

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