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Video: Gorilla Zoe - "King Kong: The Prequel"


From Chris @ E1 Music:

Video: Gorilla Zoe - "King Kong: The Prequel"

Video: Raekwon - "Snake Pond"


Raekwon's "Snake Pond" video off of his Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang album, which dropped in March 2011. 

Raekwon "Snake Pond" from XXL Video on Vimeo.

 

Eyedea: Sixth Sense CD Available + Soundset Wrap-Up


From Skill Krane:

Eyedea: Sixth Sense CD Available + Soundset Wrap-Up

We're pleased to announce that for the first time ever, the Sixth Sense (Eyedea & Abilities before they went by that name) album Grand's Sixth Sense, is available online through the official Micheal Larsen web store!  Recorded on a 4-track when Mikey and Max were 14 and 16 respectively, the album captures songs from the group's formative years, and from the pre-First Born era.

Purchase Grand's Sixth Sense here! Thank you all for your amazing support, all profits made from this album will go towards the bench dedication ceremony in Cherokee Park on October 16th, 2011.


Soundset wrap-up.

Thank you to everyone who came out to Canterbury Park last Sunday to see DJ Abilities and Face Candy. It was a difficult but rewarding day.

We owe a special thank you to the talented artists who took part in the Face Candy set, including Eric Blair (of No Bird Sing), 2Mex, Sadistik, Irenic, Bleubird and Carnage. Read why the Star Tribune labeled it the best set in the "artist category."

Soundset was an emotional day, and we'd like to thank everyone who made and wore an "Eyedea shirt" as a tribute. If you have photos of you or your friends wearing an Eyedea shirt (even if it wasn't at Soundset), please send them to skillkrane@gmail.com so we can get them all in one place and add them to our own.  Read the City Pages coverage of the shirts and Face Candy set. Thanks to Lauren Alford for putting together the awesome video.

make and wear an eyedea shirt for soundset 2011!


Louis LaPierre

Louis LaPierre, who did the amazing artwork (which is also interactive) for the Face Candy Outtakes CD packaging, will be displaying his work at Beep Beep Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia from June 4th-25th.  If you're in the area, please stop by and see his incredible work. More details here.


If you live on the West Coast, keep an eye out for two separate tours.  The first is the Heart Shaped Beretta Tour featuring Ecid, Carnage, and Span Phly.

The second features Kristoff Krane, Sadistik, Bodi, and Ordeal performing as a part of the Never-Ending Gun Show Tour.  Flyers for both are below.

MP3: Pete Rock x Smif-N-Wessun x Styles P x Sean Price


From BF Blasts:

MP3: Pete Rock x Smif-N-Wessun x Styles P x Sean Price

"THAT'S HARD" (CLEAN/DIRTY)
* http://www.mediafire.com/?hkk6bk510coi8lb *

Video: Twin Perils - "Torpedo Alley"


From Holographic Pagoda:

Video: Twin Perils - "Torpedo Alley"

Video: Blu "EverybodyNose" Live in NYC


From Nature Sounds:

Video: Blu "EverybodyNose" Live in NYC

Cali Swag District to Release "The Kickback" on July 12th


From Greg Miller:

Cali Swag District to Release "The Kickback" on July 12th

NEW SINGLE "BURN OUT" AVAILABLE NOW

Los Angeles, CA, June 6, 2011 - Inglewood rappers Cali Swag District set July 12th release date for their debut album The Kickback on Sphinx Music Entertainment/319 Music Group distributed by Sony RED. "Burn Out (Drive Fast),"' will be the next official single off the album and a music video will follow soon after.

Cali Swag District, nominated for Best Group at the upcoming 2011 BET Music Awards, exploded onto the music scene last year with the platinum selling first single "Teach Me How To Dougie." The Dougie dance sensation has swept the nation captivating American Idol's Ryan Seacrest and Jennifer Lopez while the first lady Michelle Obama did her own version during her "Let's Move!" initiative.  Altogether the Dougie movement has taken over YouTube with over 100 million video streams.   

Their new single "Burn Out (Drive Fast)" is an adrenaline pumping car and street anthem produced by Sanchez and Disco.  "This is one of my favorite songs on the album.  I hope the fans have as much fun rockin' out to it as we did making it," states Smoove. "This is the type of song that I blast in my car to get amped up for the clubs." adds JayAre.

DOWNLOAD BURN OUT (DRIVE FAST) DIRTY VERSION 

The group will be releasing their debut album in memory of fallen member M-Bone who was tragically murdered on May 15, 2011. "We're sure that M Bone is doin' the Dougie at the gates of heaven and we know he would want us to keep the movement goin' here," says Yung. Cali Swag District recently released the Deeper Than The Dougie mixtape hosted by DJ Kay Slay that features the M Bone tribute song "How To Do That."  The mixtape is available for download from their official Twitter (@CaliSwagDstrct) and Facebook (Facebook.com/CaliSwagDistrict).

MP3: Mary J. Blige - "Miss Me With That"


From M3W:

MP3: Mary J. Blige - "Miss Me With That"

* http://www.mp3waxx.com/jobfolders/maryjmissme/blast-page.html *

MP3: Virghost - "Dr. Manhattan"


From Joe Left Hand:

MP3: Virghost - "Dr. Manhattan"

Virghost - Dr. Manhattan
 
Bio: Durand James Somerville, better known by his stage name, “The Virghost Poet,” is a Spoken Word Artist/ Rapper/Singer/Songwriter/Producer/Promoter based in Memphis, Tennessee. His stage name has a double meaning, with the “Virgo” being his zodiac sign and the “Ghost,” representing him living eternally through his words. He draws inspiration from the likes of Gil Scott-Heron, Nas, Marvin Gaye, and Lauryn Hill. He is best known for his powerful stage presence and how he demands and grabs the attention of the crowd during his breathtaking performances. He is also known for his brilliant studio mind using his creativeness to produce many classic underground hits. He has a unique ability to merge the rhythm of Hip-Hop music with the poetics of the Neo-Soul genre, displaying thought-provoking lyricism and composing beautiful pieces of written and spoken art.

album: http://virghostmemphiasco.bandcamp.com/album/the-invisible-man-ep
Video: R.A. the Rugged Man Bloopers & Deleted Scenes


From Nature Sounds:

Video: R.A. the Rugged Man Bloopers & Deleted Scenes


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