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PR: Apollo Brown Gives Back Through Hip-Hop School Program


From Urban Scientists:

Apollo Brown Gives Back Through Hip-Hop School Program

Hip Hop artist inspires high school students through the power of music.

Los Angeles, California, January 2011 – Detroit-based producer Apollo Brown is giving his time to the students of the Global Awareness through Hip Hop Culture Program, the nation’s first full time educational Hip Hop program for middle and high school students.  Since 2006, the Los Angeles program has been using Hip Hop culture and Rap music as a medium to helps students develop a sense of global awareness and critical thinking skills.

In early December 2010, program founder Sebastien Elkouby gave his students the task of writing lyrics to random Hip Hop instrumentals found on Youtube. As a fan of Apollo Brown, Elkouby recommended some of the producer’s music to his students.  They reacted so enthusiastically that Elkouby decided to contact Apollo and his team to let them know that a group of students almost 2000 miles away was writing to his music.  Elkouby didn’t expect the response.  “Apollo’s team offered to have him reach out to the students through Skype,” he says.  “Apollo reached out to me personally and provided me with more instrumentals to give students.  We decided to have the students use their Christmas break to finish writing and prepare to perform their songs for him via Skype. The students are extremely excited.”  Elkouby adds, “Hip Hop artists are often negatively portrayed in the mainstream media.  Apollo proves that artists give back when given the opportunity to do so.  Hopefully, the media can show the positive side of Hip Hop.”

As for his involvement with the program, Apollo Brown says, “When I first heard about the program I thought it was unbelievable that Hip Hop was being taught in the schools. I was also extremely excited that my music was being used as part the curriculum. It actually gave me inspiration and a certain encouragement that real Hip Hop has a chance with the younger listeners.  I'm definitely eager to talk with the students and learn how my music has affected them in any way and can't wait to hear what each student was inspired to write. I just want them to be open to all kinds of music and not just what they hear on the radio and/or see on TV. Being well rounded is important, even within a specific genre.”

The Global Awareness through Hip Hop Culture program is currently in its 5th year.  Apollo Brown’s Skype session is schedule to take place by the end of January 2011.

About the Global Awareness through Hip Hop Culture Program
The Global Awareness through Hip Hop Culture Program is an innovative music, language arts, and social studies program designed to assist low-performing students in developing their language skills, life skills, and global awareness through culturally responsive pedagogy.  For more info, contact Sebastien Elkouby at urbanscientists@hotmail.com or 310-654-1681.  Visit www.GlobalAwarenessThroughHipHopCulture.com .

About Apollo Brown

Apollo Brown is Detroit’s go-to Hip Hop producer.  Having worked with indie rap royalty like Little Brother and Black Milk, Apollo’s recent production work on highly acclaimed album, Gas Mask, is his latest offering.

MP3: TK N Cash f/ Yung Joc - "Ow"


From DJ Smallz:

MP3: TK N Cash f/ Yung Joc - "Ow"

TAKEN FROM

DJ SMALLZ - I GOT THE INTERNET GOIN NUTS! VOL. 2 (HOSTED BY TRAVIS PORTER)

DROPPING THIS WEEK

DOWNLOAD LINK: http://www.sendspace.com/file/wosuuq .

PR: Chino - "From Mawning" Digital EP Now Available


From VP Records:

PR: Chino - "From Mawning" Digital EP Now Available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(VP RECORDS, NEW YORK) - Dancehall newcomer Daniel "Chino" McGregor debuts his music to the masses with his Digital EP From Mawning, released by VP Records on January 18, 2011. The four-track digital EP contains hits that have made Chino a household name in Jamaica for years and is a prelude to his upcoming debut album, also from VP Records.

With singles such as title track "From Mawning" ("Never Change") to "Protected," a collaboration with his brother, acclaimed producer Stephen "Di Genius" McGregor, Chino's melodic style of deejaying and versatility makes for guaranteed hits. Stephen McGregor also steers the helm of this digital EP as producer of all its tracks.

Along with the release of the digital EP, Chino is gearing up for a U.S. promo run to power his upcoming album, which kicks off with an anticipated performance for Power 105.1 WWPR on February 20 at B. B. King's in New York City. It will be a family affair as Stephen McGregor is also slated for the show.

From Mawning is now available from digital retailers including iTunes and directly from VP Records at www.PlanetReggae.com .

TRACK LISTING

1.  From Mawning (Never Change)
2.  Protected
3.  Ruff It Up
4.  Pon Your Head

Log on to www.vprecords.com/chino for more artist information.

MP3: RDX - "Ping Me"

Video: Luck-One - "More"


From Erik Abel:

Video: Luck-One - "More"

MP3: Bobby V - "Words"


From BF Blasts:

MP3: Bobby V - "Words"

* http://www.mediafire.com/?b2btmxvx54btwak *

MP3: Lloyd Banks f/ Jeremih - "I Don't Deserve You"


From BF Blasts:

MP3: Lloyd Banks f/ Jeremih - "I Don't Deserve You"

CLEAN/DIRTY/INSTRU/ACCA
320 kbp MP3 http://www.mediafire.com/?z2m56vghw712fqh .
WAV http://www.mediafire.com/?ytih85yxgqonjz7 .

Video: Sands on Sports #73 w/ DJ Boogie Blind Part II


From BUKA Entertainment:

Video: Sands on Sports #73 w/ DJ Boogie Blind Part II

MP3: R. Kelly & Famoso - "Rodeo (G-Mix)"


From PRDeanMultiMedia:

MP3: R. Kelly & Famoso - "Rodeo (G-Mix)"

* http://usershare.net/0khqjjj9diqt *

MP3: Ron Browz f/ Red Cafe - "I'm Smacked"


From TBR:

MP3: Ron Browz f/ Red Cafe - "I'm Smacked"

Ron Browz who broke out with his smash hit "Pop Champagne" feat. Jim Jones with Juelz Santana which reached #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 & #3 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, is back with a new album, and new single heating up New York!! The new single "IM SMACKED" feat. Red Cafe is creating a heavy buzz in New York!! DJ's get on this!! Perfect for the club!!
 
The album "New Rules" by Ron Browz is slated to drop in 2011!!

* http://www.mediafire.com/?dzmiv5cpbu5d46p (Dirty)
* http://www.mediafire.com/?7w0jv9d19a0ilu7 (Clean)
* http://www.mediafire.com/?qc0rknnlxnb1p6u (Instrumental)


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