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Video: Bobby Digital & Kinetic - "You Must Be Dreaming"

Video: Bobby Digital & Kinetic - "You Must Be Dreaming"

Video: Rhymefest - "One Hand Push-Up"

Video: Rhymefest - "One Hand Push-Up"

Video: Cymarshall Law Live in Innsbruck, Austria

Video: Cymarshall Law Live in Innsbruck, Austria

Video: Chima Anya - Hello, Good Morning (UK HIPHOP MIX)

From 7Thirty Online:

Video: Chima Anya - Hello, Good Morning (UK HIPHOP MIX)

Aussie Hip-Hop Group Bliss N Eso Join Kottonmouth Kings Tour

From Kerosene Media:

Australian hip-hop royalty Bliss N Eso have announced that they will be taking their explosive live show to the United States throughout September, as the group will join the Kottonmouth Kings on the group’s upcoming Party Monsters Tour. The US tour kicks off in Houston on August 29th and whirlwinds them through 24 cities in less than a month before finishing in Kansas City on September 25th.
"We are really excited to be heading back over to tour the USA and see all our fans on the East Coast for the first time, we were stoked to receive an invitation from Kottonmouth Kings and can’t wait for the tour to kick off," commented Bliss N Eso’s  MC Bliss. “Our first American tour was an eye-opener for us – there were fans that had travelled hundreds of miles just to see us. We’d never really known what kind of reception we’d receive in the US, and there we were with hundreds of kids from all over the States that knew every lyric to every track. We’re kinda used to that in other countries now, but it’s amazing to see in the home of hip-hop.”
Bliss N Eso’s new album, “Running on Air”, debuted at #1 on the Australia album
charts and features guest appearances from the Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and Xzibit amongst others. Bliss n Eso's latest album is available now through Itunes, check out forcmore info.
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: J57 f/ P.SO & Fresh Daily - "Beyond the Infinite Pt. 2"

MP3: J57 f/ P.SO & Fresh Daily - "Beyond the Infinite Pt. 2"



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Tanya Morgan West Coast Tour & New Music

From Donwill:
An overwhelmingly positive response to The Sandwich Shop helped propel it to a bandwith busting 10K+ downloads and for that we thank you all. Surely you have downloaded your free copy by now and if not click here to check it out. Don't worry we'll wait for you. And while we wait we wait for the "late pass holders" to catch up take a look at the music video for Headphone Rock featuring Che Grand. The clip is basically just us on an average night in Brooklyn hanging out and having a rooftop cookout with a bevy of beauties but this time around we had the 24KaratMilkcrate on hand to capture the magic.

In promotion of my album Don Cusack in High Fidelity (which is in stores and on itunes right now) I became a guest blogger at XXL & a columnist at Honey Magazine. Feel free to drop by both sites to see what I had to say about film, women, music and a number of other topics. While all of this was going on Von Pea was hard at work releasing So Motivational: The Most Skullduggery of Mixtapes which you can download right now from his bandcamp page. This comes in preparation of his forthcoming solo release Pea's Gotta Have It which is set to hit stores on October 12th. For more information check his website

It seems like only yesterday that we returned from Europe. Since that short run we have had an Ohio homecoming and select east coast dates and next up we are returning to the west coast for the first time in years.  Be sure to stop by and check us out in your city! 
August 20th - Dallas, TX at The Green Elephant 
August 21st - Albuquerque, NM at Moonlight Lounge 
August 24th - Los Angeles, CA at Spaceland w/ TiRon, Afro Classics
August 25th - San Francisco, CA at 330 Ritch w/ Freddie Gibbs
August 26th - Portland, OR at The Fix w/ Blu, J*Davey
August 27th - Salem, OR at The Riverfront
August 28th - Seattle, WA at Columbia City Theater 
September 1st - Sacramento, CA at Sol Collective 

Ticket prices may vary. Contact the listed venues for further infomation.

Once again thanks for your time. We appreciate your support and have some very cool things planned in the future from music to merchandise. If you think someone you know would enjoy this email feel free to forward this email to a them. Talk to you again sooner than later!
Donald "My Last Name Isn't Actually Williams" Williams

You know I couldn't get out of here without giving you guys a little something extra so as a token of appreciation here is a link to a snippet of New Pair from Peas Gotta Have It. Enjoy and remember it drops on October 12th!

Happy 37th Birthday Hip-Hop!

Happy 37th birthday hip-hop - and here's to infinity+ more.

Kool DJ Herc flyer 

PR: Ominous Red Releases Concept Album "SERIAL"

From Yo! PR:

Ominous Red Releases Concept Album "SERIAL"

Ominous Red "kills" The Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Nas, Aesop Rock, LoDeck, Common, ODB, Ice Cube, GangStarr, and EPMD
Tossing his own contribution into the rare collection of conceptual albums that Hip-Hop has provided over the years, Ominous Red drops an independently produced and performed album that attempts to do something that has never been done before or has it?

The art of storytelling is nothing new. A format of songs outlining a sequence of events is nothing new. Fantasies about cops, robbers, strippers and drug kingpins is nothing new. Wordplay is nothing new. Heavy kicks and snares is nothing new. But arresting an old dirty hobo who has 8 different personalities with hints of what appear to be a tribute to Wu-Tang... well that is unique. Take that idea and bury it into a book of several chapters of tributes to great emcees like Nas, Jay-Z, Biggie and Aesop Rock while telling a story that is a metaphor for the journey that Ominous Red took to from starting out as a fan to becoming an emcee and you have a very clever audio book in the form of a Rap album.

After remixing over 100 songs, Ominous Red took a page from Common's album "One Day It'll All Make Sense" and continued the art of storytelling by weaving an intricate murder mystery of a cop on the trail of a serial killer.

Underneath the story is a concept. The album "SERIAL" is a metaphor for what Hip-Hop is to Ominous Red. It is a tribute to the artists who have had the greatest impact on his definition of the art form.

The key to understanding the concept of "SERIAL" is identifying the 2 main parts of the metaphor. Fans are like police. They decide what is allowable in the world of Hip-Hop. They determine what is law and what is criminal. You cannot steal lyrics. You cannot be corny. You cannot sell out. Emcees are like serial killers. They kill the microphone. They slay any emcee who challenges them. They publish their albums in a series and fans/police are always on the lookout for public enemy number one.

You can listen to the whole album via YouTube and download all of Ominous Red's beats thus far on Bandcamp. "SERIAL" is available for purchase now on iTunes or Reverbnation.


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MP3: D-Loc's "Shake Them" feat. Kurupt

From Chris at Koch/E1 Entertainment:

MP3: D-Loc's "Shake Them" feat. Kurupt

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