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PR: MAYDAY Signs to Strange Music (Tech N9ne's Label)

From Latchkey Press:

MAYDAY Signs to Strange Music (Tech N9ne's Label)

It's official - Miami hip-hop group ¡MAYDAY! signs to Tech N9ne's indie powerhouse - Strange Music!

Here's the official video announcement from XXL:¡mayday-sign-to-tech-


Plus peep the new ¡MAYDAY! banger - "Tango In Tunisia" -¡mayday-tango-in-tunisia/

They will be headed out on a 62 city tour with Tech starting May 26 in support of his new "All 6's & 7's" album - so be on the lookout for lots more ¡MAYDAY! soon.


Latchkey Mgmt:
Brown Bag AllStars: maticulous "The maticulous EP" Avail. Now

From Brown Bag AllStars:

maticulous "The maticulous EP" Available Now!

After a decade behind the boards, maticulous breaks his silence with a carefully arranged, fully-formed EP that resonates with the time-honored tomes of New York's underground. Seamlessly interweaving the thump and swagger of DJ Premier's hardest post-Gangstarr productions with Pete Rock's easygoing, blissed-out jazz, maticulous's pristine beatcraft is elevated even higher by instantly classic contributions from RA the Rugged Man, Reef the Lost Cauze, Ruste Juxx, and Rock of Heltah Skeltah. maticulous builds on the tradition of New York legends to deliver a melodic, intrinsically old-school EP that reaches beyond boom-bap to achieve a sound wholly his own and tastefully progressive. "maticulous represents a dope new generation of beatmakers that respects the culture," Duck Down's Marco Polo says, "And he's definitely someone you should check for."

Check out the video for "Body The Beat" featuring Ruste Juxx, R.A. The Rugged Man, & Rock (of Heltah Skeltah) HERE

Order the vinyl EP (with bonus download card) HERE
(download card includes 2 bonus tracks, instrumentals & a video)

Cop the EP on iTunes HERE

MP3: O.G. Boo Dirty f/ Yung Joc - "She's a Freak"

From BF Blasts:

MP3: O.G. Boo Dirty f/ Yung Joc - "She's a Freak"

(Clean/Dirty/Instru/Acca) .

Off of the Mixtape
COMING 4-22-11

MP3: Marsha Ambrosius f/ Busta Rhymes - "Far Away (Remix)"

From BF Blasts:

MP3: Marsha Ambrosius f/ Busta Rhymes - "Far Away (Remix)"

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MP3: Shane Eli f/ Playboy Tre, Rittz - "Let's Ride"

From Nathan S:

MP3: Shane Eli f/ Playboy Tre, Rittz - "Let's Ride"

While Shane Eli's new album, I Can Do Better, has been pushed back from its original date, the L.A. rapper/producer has released new single, Let's Ride, to tide fans over. 

Let’s Ride deploys a loop from Marlena Shaw’s Where Can I Go as the background for the headliner's opening verse, while ATL-based collaborators Playboy Tre details some auto-erotic activity on the middle, and White Jesus emcee Rittz finishes with a characteristically blistering staccato flow.

Shane Eli's sophomore album, I Can Do Better, hosted by DJ Skee and presented by Flud Watches, drops soon via Features include Rittz, Aleon Craft, Playboy Tre, Jason Caesar, Ahmad and more. 

Download Link:

MP3: B-Brixx f/ Joe Young, Wiz Khalifa - "Fastlane"

From BF Blasts:

MP3: B-Brixx f/ Joe Young, Wiz Khalifa - "Fastlane"

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MP3: Young Sha - "I'm Cold (Anti-Freeze)"

From Dialect Project:

MP3: Young Sha - "I'm Cold (Anti-Freeze)"

Young Sha takes on PAC DIV's original track, 'Anti-Freeze', and gives it new swag. Sha's flip 'I'm Cold (Anti-Freze)' is the first leak off his free mixtape "Sincerely Yours" dropping in weeks to come. Rapper Jin (106&Park) is one of the few features on the upcoming mixtape. "Sincerely Yours" is sure to turn heads and leave the blogs buzzin'. Young Sha represents Terre Haute, Indiana to the fullest - and has shared the stage with Gorilla Zoe, Freddie Gibbs and Young Dro just to name a few.

Click on the following link to share the track via email, blogs etc. The track is also attached to this email.

PR: Hype Radio Fest 2 on April 18th in Atlanta, GA

From Lifeline Worldwide:

PR: Hype Radio Fest 2 on April 18th in Atlanta, GA

Hype Radio Fest 2 will be happening again this year on Monday April 18th at the Spring4th Center in Atlanta, GA.  It will be a night of celebration to bring together in unity some of the biggest names in Christian Hip Hoplike Flame, Canton Jones, Tedashii, and many more!  The entire event will be streamed live on the internet byDa  Be ready to mingle with industry professionals, artists, and media who will be on hand to witness what will truly be an unforgettable event.


728 Spring Street NW Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 870-0040

Hype Radio Fest 2 will be hosted by Chris Chicago & J-Hollis. For more information go to: Jam The, Facebook, Twitter,  I-Tunes Podcast Hype Radio w/Chris Chicago, iPhone/Android Apps, or listen each week to hear more details on Hype Radio w/Chris Chicago on your favorite radio station.

Hype Radio w/Chris Chicago is the #1 syndicated Christian Hip Hop show on the globe!  With over 10 million listeners weekly and thousands of podcast downloads on iTunes this program has become one of the premiere programs on the air!  The Hype Radio Fest purpose is to introduce others to the Hype Radio w/Chris Chicago program as well as unite and expose Christian Hip Hop artists that get airplay with: music industry professionals, media/press, as well as the general public, and ultimately to reach a lost generation that does not know Christ. Please come out and support the music and enjoy a night that you do not want to miss! 

The hotel in Atlanta for Hype Radio Fest 2 guests is the Regency Suites.  Rooms need to be reserved underHype Radio Fest 2 any rooms not reserved will be released.  The rate is $109/night, this includes, breakfast and dinner each day.

Call 1-800-642-3629 for reservations, the rooms are blocked under “Hype Radio Fest”

Regency Suites
975 West Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30309

Hype Radio Fest 2 schedule:

7:00PM Oracle(Opening Prayer)

7:10PM K-Praize

7:15PM Montana

7:20PM Shaddie Swag

7:30PM T-Ran

7:40PM J.Fraze

7:50PM Boy Wonda, KAS, Lil Prophet (RWR)

8:10PM George Lott

8:15PM Goldielox

8:20PM Prodigal Son

8:30PM CJ Emulous

8:40PM D-Maub

8:50PM Mr. Del

9:00PM Canton Jones

9:20PM Ambassador

9:30PM Beckah Shae

9:40PM Sean Slaughter

9:50PM KB

10:00PM Pro

10:10PM Tedashii

10:20PM J’Son


10:40PM Rawsrvnt

10:50PM Relikis

11:00PM T-Dogg/Da Prince

11:10PM Geeda

11:20PM Cheno Lyfe

11:30PM Rhema Soul

11:40PM K-Drama

11:50PM Ryan Horton/G-86 of La Familia Muzik

12:00PM Fedel

12:10PM S.O.G. Crew

12:20PM Gospel Gangstaz


BROOKLYN <3 JAPAN: A Brooklyn Benefit for Japan Disaster Relief On 4/15

From Audible Treats:

BROOKLYN <3 JAPAN: A Brooklyn Benefit for Japan Disaster Relief On 4/15

Night Two Of Japan Benefit To Feature Wyatt Cenac, Kristen Schaal, Dj Aaron Lacrate, And More

The Event:

(April 8, 2011 – Brooklyn, NY) Japan has been hit with one of the greatest natural catastrophes of our generation. The perception of Japan as a wealthy, self-sufficient nation has negatively affected the amount of charitable giving, compared to other recent natural disasters. But the fact is, Japan still needs our help. CNN estimated that the devastating earthquake and tsunami could cost up to $309 billion, making it the most costly disaster in the country since the end of WWII. Nearly 30,000 people are estimated to be dead or missing and over a quarter million people have been left homeless.

Our hearts have been hurting thinking about this tragedy, and we've teamed up The Bell House to help publicize a two-part benefit to raise funds to help the disaster relief effort in Japan. 100% of the ticket sales and silent auction sales will benefit, a charity that is currently disbursing funds to organizations providing relief and emergency services to victims of the earthquake and tsunami. The funds will directly help survivors and victims with recovery efforts: .

Thanks to everyone who helped make Night One on April 5th a huge success -- raising over $9,000. Let's double that number for Night Two on April 15th! We've joined forces with other local Brooklyn businesses to help raise more money at both events through a silent auction, including hundreds of dollars worth of gift certificates from Union Hall, Bell House, Floyd, Maxwell's, Prime Meats, Fonda, Insound, Pongo Power and Three Kings Tattoo. Also contributing items to the silent auction are Bravo's Watch What Happens Live! with Andy Cohen (a pair of tickets to see the show), Sub Pop Records packages, autographed Nada Surf and Chromeo posters, autographed SNL script, Comedy Central Records gift bag, Tell Your Friends! The Concert Film poster autographed by entire cast, Unemployed Philosophers' Guild gift package, autographed Lewis Black merchandise, autographed Mumford & Sons posters, autographed Two Door Cinema Club CDs and much more! (Did we mention an autographed Jonas Bros card?) Please join us for a second night of wonderful music and comedy at the Bell House in Brooklyn!

The Details:

What: Brooklyn <3 Japan
Who: Hosted by Liam McEneaney. With guests Wyatt Cenac, Kristen Schaal, Mike Doughty, Kurt Braunohler, Tim Harrington, Arden Myrin, Hard Nips, The Suzan, and Dj Aaron Lacrate
When: Friday, April 15, 2011 Where: The Bell House -- 149 7th St, Brooklyn, NY What time: 7pm doors / 8pm show
Ticket info: .

Video/MP3: Cymarshall Law - "Zion Land Official"

From Freedom Entertainment:

Video/MP3: Cymarshall Law - "Zion Land Official"

Cymarshall Law & The Beatnikz continue their strong push for their recently released album "Freedom Express Line."  Fat Beat Distribution picked up the vinyl so you can look out for that as well…

Today enjoy the official music video for the stand-out track "Zion Land," beautifully shot somewhere in France.  Also, enjoy the free mp3 download as well.

Directed by Basile Pierrat / Sophian Verri / Raph Anoush

Enjoy and feel free to post and share.

Cymarshall Law & The Beatnikz "Freedom Express Line" In Stores Now via XOXO Records!!

Cymarshall Law & The Beatnikz "Zion Land" Official Music Video Link:

Cymarshall Law & The Beatnikz "Zion Land" Mp3 Download Link:

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