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Video: @CrisCab "Good Girls BTS" w/ @BigSean


Video: Cris Cab "Good Girls BTS" w/ Big Sean

Courtesy Cris Cab.

A few weeks ago, Cris Cab, Big Sean, Wyclef, and director Alex Moors went to Sun Valley California on a record breaking 110 degree scorching day to shoot a video for Good Girls. Check out a first glimpse of the video and how it was made here:

Video: @Sir_Tomz "Gassed Up" (prod. Tricksta)


Video: Sir Tomz "Gassed Up" (prod. Tricksta)

Courtesy Park Street PR.

Birmingham rapper and producer Sir Tomz is no new comer to the game of music or Hip-Hop. Starting out in the movement known as Shadowless who where signed to Big Dada Records, the same label that have released music from Roots Manuva, Wiley, Ty and many more. Featuring on Tim Westwood's 2002 UK Hip-Hop compilation, as well as remixing a Roots Manuva track for the well known 'Extra Yard' compilation. Last year he released his label compilation Jailhouse Records Presents 'Lockdown' which was gained superb on-line reviews as well as support from numerous mixtape deejays in the UK and overseas, leading to Sir Tomz hosting a mixtape for US mixtape DJ 5X which was released in-conjunction with Coast2Coast Mixtapes.

MP3: Dee-1 - "The Very Best" Ft. Mannie Fresh (@Dee1music)


MP3: Dee-1 - "The Very Best" Ft. Mannie Fresh

Courtesy Audible Treats.

New Orleans rapper Dee-1 broke onto the scene just under two years ago with the scathing yet insightful "Jay, 50, And Weezy." The video on YouTube now has over 500,000 views, and since then, Dee-1 has released a collection of mixtapes, seen his videos featured on MTV Jams, and has toured across the U.S. on three nationwide tours. Starting in October, and continuing throughout the rest of 2012, Dee-1 will join Macklemore on the road for a 50-date national tour, and before then, on October 9th, Dee will release his new mixtape, #TheFocusTape, which will be hosted by hometown hero and hip-hop legend Mannie Fresh.

Earlier this month, Dee-1 released the first single from #TheFocusTape, "Shut Up And Grind," and today, he's releasing a new track, "The Very Best," which features mixtape host Mannie Fresh, along with some guest vocal assistance from Mos Def. The track, produced by The MVP's, and, according to Dee, was written on the spot in a recent studio session Mannie Fresh and Mos Def. "That alone," says Dee, referencing the shared studio session with two hip-hop legends, "gave me the adrenaline rush that inspired everything listeners hear in the song."

Originally, says Dee, the track was supposed to be a posse cut, with Fresh and Mos both taking a verse, but as Dee spit back his verse, the two vets knew the song deserved to largely be a solo track. "They told me to just finish it off," recalls Dee, who used the push of inspiration to open his second verse by rapping, "I'm in some kinda zone/ I ain't trying to leave." Most of all, for Dee, the track serves as a statement for where he is in his music career right now. "I'm having fun, making meaningful music with real people in my circle," says Dee-1. "Life is too short to do anything less."

Download "The Very Best" here:http://soundcloud.com/dee1music/the-very-best .

Free Download - @MPhazes: The Remixes


Free Download - M-Phazes: The Remixes

Courtesy M-Phazes.

M-Phazes is giving YOU a collection of some of his best remixes of artists like Cee-Lo, 360, Justice, Lil Wayne, The Presets, Michael Jackson & more as part of the launch for his brand new website MPHAZES.COM!

To get your copy visit http://www.facebook.com/mphazes/app_208195102528120 .

MP3: Roach Gigz x IamSu! - "Ain't A Thing" (@RoachG @SMKA)


MP3: Roach Gigz x IamSu! - "Ain't A Thing"

Courtesy Audible Treats.

Last week, Thizzler On The Roof and Atlanta production crew SMKA released "Greatness," the latest single from Darkest Before Dawn, which pairs a mix of the Bay Area's most talented established and up-and-coming rappers atop SMKA production. The song starred Oakland fast-rap specialists Shady Blaze and Young Gully, and Shady Blaze and SMKA's Mike Walbert recently chopped it up with SF Weekly about the track. Today, as the October 4th release date for Darkest Before Dawn approaches, Thizzler and SMKA are releasing the tape's latest single, which pairs Roach Gigz and IamSu! for the song "Ain't A Thing."

Download "Ain't A Thing" here: http://soundcloud.com/fadermedia/roach-gigz-f-iamsu-aint-a .

FADER premiered the single, and more info can be found here: http://www.thefader.com/2012/09/06/roach-gigz-and-iamsu-aint-a-thing-mp3 .

Video: @Skyzoo - "Jansport Strings"


Video: Skyzoo - "Jansport Strings"

Courtesy Matt B.

The official video for "Jansport Strings,” the lead single off Skyzoo's upcoming album, 'A Dream Deferred,' out Oct. 2nd on The Faculty/Duck Down Music Inc.

Everlast Announces Canadian Tour In Support of New Album


Everlast Announces Canadian Tour In Support of New Album Songs of the Ungrateful Living

Courtesy Kerosene Media.

Grammy-winner EVERLAST has announced the dates for his upcoming Canadian tour throughout September. Everlast is currently touring in support of his sixth studio album, "Songs of the Ungrateful Living", which was released through Martyr Inc. Records in partnership with EMI.

“Songs of the Ungrateful Living” was released via Everlast's own label, Martyr Inc. Records, and is the spiritual follow-up to his 1998 breakthrough, the multi-platinum “Whitey Ford Sings the Blues”. Everlast's latest single, “I Get By”, has been hailed as an anthem for these troubled times, and prompted Vibe Magazine to proclaim, “On his sixth solo studio work the groundbreaking white MC is making a no-nonsense return-to-form.” Everlast's new video for "Little Miss America” can be seen online at http://yhoo.it/MiM0xC .

Everlast also recently released a new digital EP entitled "More Songs of the Ungrateful Living" online at http://bit.ly/RlGwSe. The EP features classic Everlast songs like "What It's Like", "White Trash Beautiful" and "Long Time" performed acoustically for the first time on record, as well as previously unavailable tracks that fans have been clamoring for.

EVERLAST TOUR DATES:

09/16 - Victoria, BC - Royal Athletic Park (Rifflandia Music Fest)
9/17 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
9/19 - Edmonton, AB - The Union Hall
9/20 - Lethbridge, AB - Average Joe's
9/21 - Calgary, AB - Dickens Pub
9/22 - Regina, SK - The Pump

8Ball Life's Quest Promo Tour #3 (@DAREAL_8ball @SupaStishun)


Video: 8Ball Life's Quest Promo Tour #3

Courtesy Chris @ E1.

8Ball Life's Quest Promo Tour (part three) Watch the interview with ATL HOT 107.9... too funny. "Ho-tel", s/o to Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Atlanta...
Visual by Maurice @SupaStishun

Video: @TheFakeJSands on Sports #83 Special Guest Frank Nitti


Video: Sands on Sports #83 Special Guest Frank Nitti

Courtesy BUKA.

The hip hop and sports talk show featuring J. Sands. This show will have in-depth sports analysis along with hot sports opinions from your favorite rap artists and more...

@RockieFresh's 'Life On the Otherside Series' 2 New Episodes


Rockie Fresh's 'Life On the Otherside Series' 2 New Episodes

Courtesy Greg Miller.

In this episode, Rockie finishes his support run on Meek Mill's "Dreams & Nightmares" tour and begins his own "Electric Highway" tour.  Also in the video, Rockie previews an unreleased track "I'm Wit It" for the Chicago crowd on the "Dreams & Nightmares" tour.

Rockie Fresh - Life On The Otherside: Road To Electric Highway Pt. II http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uOL7ufb1do .

The previously released episode below features the trailer for the upcoming music video to Rockie's "You A Lie" Remix (Feat. Rick Ross).  The music video will mark Rockie's first as a member of Maybach Music Group.  The trailer includes information on Rockie's "Electric Highway" Tour.

"You A Lie" Remix (Feat. Rick Ross) Trailer + Electric Highway Tour Dates http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jplTbvLIco&feature=player_embedded .

Rockie is currently on his first headlining run, the "Electric Highway" tour, which will hit over 30 cities along with opening act Phil Ade and many other special guests.

See the below for a list of cities. Will keep you posted on more cities and dates being added.

Buy Tickets At: http://www.rockiefresh.com .

Tour Dates

8/30 - Annapolis, MD @ The Whiskey                   
8/31 - Vienna, VA @ Jammin? Java
9/03 - Boston, MA @ Middle East                                           
9/05 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat?s Cradle                       
9/06 - Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox                       
9/08 - Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
9/11 - Miami, FL @ Grand Central
9/12 - Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live
9/13 - New Orleans, LA @ Hookah                       
9/15 - Austin, TX @ Lamberts
9/16 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
9/18 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
9/20 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Industry
9/21 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
9/23 - Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
9/24 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
9/25 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House                   
9/26 - San Francisco, CA @ 330 Ritch                       
9/27 - Sacramento, CA @ Sole Collective   
9/28 - Sparks, NV @ The Alley               
10/2 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza
10/3 - Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club                   
10/9 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater                       
10/10 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
10/12 - Indianapolis, IN @ Cloud 9
10/13 - Iowa City, IA @ The Blue Moose
10/18 - Milwaukee, WI @ UW - Milwaukee
10/20 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/22 - Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton
10/23 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary                           
10/24 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Shadow Lounge
10/25 - Lansing, MI @ The Loft
10/26 - Detroit, MI @ Shelter


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