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MP3: Wes Coas f/ Maro - "Hater Auction"

From J. Melo:

MP3: Wes Coas f/ Maro - "Hater Auction"

Compton veteran rapper Wes Coas who resides in Houston is back with a new project titled "Paper Planes" dropping January 27th. The first official single is available today, "Hater Auction" featuring Maro and produced by Epik. The next single will be "Beautiful Mind" featuring Z-Ro.

"Hater Auction" (feat. Maro) (prod. by Epik) .

Wes Coas' last single, "Cash Rules" received airplay in Japan, Canada and regionally in the south. Also in 2010, Wes Coas released a duo mixtape with west coast legend Knoc-turn'al which was well received on thousands of blogs, tallying over 60,000 digital downloads. More specifically, the tape was #2 on the Datpiff mixtape charts. The success of the project lead the two emcees on a mini tour together, highlighted by a show in Scottsdale, Arizona. Wes Coas has also toured Japan for the annual Kansai Music Conference & Tour. 

"Paper Planes" will release on January 27th and is the first project Wes Coas is dropping in 2011, after he released six projects in 2010.

MP3: PaceWon & Mr. Green - "Can You Hear Me"

From Mr. Green:

MP3: PaceWon & Mr. Green - "Can You Hear Me"

PaceWon and Mr. Green: "Can You Hear
Me (A Tribute to the People of Tunisia)"

FREE DOWNLOAD at MediaFire: or

Thank you in advance for the support.

MP3: Hieroglyphics - "Reputation"

From Audible Treats:

MP3: Hieroglyphics - "Reputation"

The Legendary Hiero Crew Releases New Single In Conjunction With W.A.I.L. Collaboration

The Song:

Bay-Area super group Hieroglyphics are back in a big way, releasing a new song "Reputation" in conjunction with a series of paintings inspired by the group from When Art Imitates Life (W.A.I.L.) - Hiero served as the guiding creative force behind the Hieroglyphics Legacy and Monument Series
paintings. From music to art to clothing collaborations, and more, the legendary Hiero crew has certainly earned quite a "Reputation," and the aptly named song celebrates the Hiero legacy. This no-frills track is all about the flow; synthy guitar riffs and bare bones beats leave the listener free to focus on the killer verses - these seasoned veterans need no embellishment. "Sorry that we kept you waiting... sort of like a test of patience/had to come up with the best arrangement," A-Plus tells fans, who definitely won't hold the group's absence against them with a new track out and their upcoming West Coast tour to look forward to.

Download the mp3 here: .

In the coming weeks, Hiero will be embarking on a six-date West Coast tour, presented by Marvel's Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

The Dates:
Friday Jan 21st - San Diego, CA, Soundwave (21+) .
Saturday Jan 22nd - Flagstaff, AZ, The Green Room (21+) .
Sunday Jan 23rd - Los Angeles, CA, Key Club (18+) .
Friday Jan 28th - Santa Clara, CA, Avalon (all ages) .
Saturday Jan 29th - Petaluma, CA, The Phoenix (all ages) .
Sunday Jan 30th - Modesto, CA, Fat Cat (21+) .

About Hiero Imperium Records:

Founded in 1997 in Oakland, CA, Hiero Imperium Records is Del The Funky Homosapien, Casual, Pep Love, Domino, and the Souls of Mischief, made up of A-Plus, Opio, Phesto and Tajai. Coming off waves of success from earlier releases like Souls' '93 Til Infinity, the Hiero crew had already established themselves as a name in mainstream and underground hip-hop, and soon released their first collective project Third Eye Vision. Since then the Hiero team has been thriving in the hip-hop world, releasing a number of projects within the label as well as branching out for collaborations with the likes of Jurassic 5, George Clinton, Dilated Peoples, Q-Tip, Xzibit and Gorillaz.

MP3: Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross - "Hustle Hard (Remix)"

From Rap Star Promo:

MP3: Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross - "Hustle Hard (Remix)"

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Video: David Blayne - "On Fire"

From DJs I Blast:

Video: David Blayne - "On Fire"

MP3: Shabaam Sahdeeq - "Sicker Than Your Average" (prod. Nick Wiz)

From PRDeanMultiMedia:

MP3: Shabaam Sahdeeq - "Sicker Than Your Average" (prod. Nick Wiz)


MP3: Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne, Twista - "Look At Me Now (Remix)"

From M3W:

MP3: Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne, Twista - "Look At Me Now (Remix)"

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MP3: Mack & Malone - "Winning"

From Chris at E1 Music:

MP3: Mack & Malone - "Winning"

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PR: Houston's Lil O Announced Spring Drop of New Album

From Nancy B:

Houston's Lil O Announced Spring Drop of New Album

Every city has its legends. Those artists that outlast the fads, weather the trends and throughout, deliver music that is hungrily devoured by their fans. Lil O is one of those guys.

Lil O's career began with a single featuring a then up-and-coming Destiny's Child, "Can't Stop" which he dropped off at the studio of the legendary DJ Screw. Impressed with what he heard, Screw invited Lil O back to the lab just hours after the single had been dropped off. Later, as a member of the infamous Screwed Up Click, O would go on to wreck Screw tapes alongside the rest of Houston's finest game spitters, all the while establishing himself as one of the city's most consistent hitmakers.

Since then there have been classic albums like "Blood Money", "Fat Rat Wit Da Cheese" and "Food On Tha Table", a slew of mixtapes ranking among Houston's best and a few major label situations that simply didn't serve O's best interest. Over a decade later, Lil O is still standing, still recording and still delivering hits that satisfy both his immense street following and the demands of PD's everywhere.

Next up for Lil O is "Grind Hard, Pray Harder" which he  will drop on his own label, Bar None Entertainment this Spring. It's lead single, "None Of Ya Bizzness" featuring Slim Thug, is a musical warning shot to nosey people; friends and foes alike. The streets love it and it's beginning to pick up steam at radio around the Southwest. The song is also available via iTunes.

Fans unable to wait for the album can download its precursor, "The Flood 1.5" mixtape Lil O dropped recently as a warm-up. The already-classic tape is available for free download via .


"None Of ya Bizzness" ft. Slim Thug - .

MP3: Ace Reporter - "Untouched and Arrived"

From Audible Treats:

MP3: Ace Reporter - "Untouched and Arrived"

Brooklyn Artist Releases Handpicked Tracks From Year Long Song-A-Day Project

The Music:

One new song everyday for a year.

This is the ambitious project that Ace Reporter took on in 2010: writing and recording an original track every 24 hours. The threesixfive project is inspiring in its scope and spans the sonic spectrum from raw acoustic whispers to rambunctious rootsy rock to eclectic electro-sizzles and everywhere in between. "The project was all about my personal relationship to music," says Ace. "My goal was to focus on creativity at the expense of polish - last-minute panic never felt so good."

With a library of songs 365 deep, Ace Reporter is in the process of releasing a series of free EPs that showcase various handpicked tracks from the threesixfive project. The Untouched and Arrived EP hit speakers in December 2010 and highlighted Ace's repertoire for all things rock. January 2011 saw the release of the Lean Honey Lean EP, a five song offering that accentuated Ace's electro-stylings. While preparations for February 2nd's acoustically adorned Sleepyhead EP are underway, Ace is taking a moment to reflect on a favorite song from the project, "Untouched and Arrived." The title track from the first EP finds buoyant guitar work and handclaps fusing with lyrics dripping from the intoxication of wanderlust and wonderment. "I wrote 'Untouched' right after returning from a trip to a post-earthquake Chile," reports Ace. "I got home to Brooklyn and had this sense of how lucky and surreal my life here is. That's what the song is for me – this joyful celebration of being home." Download "Untouched and Arrived" and begin your auditory adventure with Ace Reporter today.

Check out the song here: .

Download the Untouched and Arrived EP .

Download the Lean Honey Lean EP .

The Background:

In 1986 a young Ace Reporter (also born as Chris Snyder) saw Itzhak Perlman playing violin on Sesame Street and became enamored with the world of classical music. A few years later, Ace landed his first gig as a singer as the boy soprano on the soundtrack for The Crow. His voice appeared in dozens of movies, TV shows and commercials throughout the course of the next several years. An electric guitar and a creative spark led Ace from recording tracks in his garage to forming The States in 2002, a band he spent 7 years with, releasing 3 albums and playing over 300 shows. With The States on permanent hiatus, the threesixfive project was born in Brooklyn in 2010 and can be found in its entirety at .

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