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MP3: Zero Star f/ Maggz - "Bonus Track"

From Wanja Lange:

MP3: Zero Star f/ Maggz - "Bonus Track"

About the song:

If you're still sleeping on Zero Star's critically acclaimed new project "Don't Look Now," here's another chance to wake up!  The man from the "Rewind Era" offers a free download for his second single "Bonus Track," featuring Maggz stepping from behind the boards to show he's a dual threat.  Be on the lookout for the visuals for this.  Aug 15th is the video release date.

Free Download (mp3):  http://hulkshare.com/9ht2agnyb6y5 .

Radio Edit:  http://hulkshare.com/vl5qo0mwu22v .

Purchase "Don't Look Now" EP: http://zerostar1.bandcamp.com/releases .

About Zero Star:

Raised by wolves in a remote jungle in the rainforests of Brazil, is where a young wolf pup named Zero Star would hone his howling skills.  In wolf culture howling skills translate into what we know in the human world as "rapping ability."  In one verse Star can take the listener through a number of regions with his ever changing flow, cadence, and rhyme pattern.  He uses his delivery in such a manner; it's as if his voice is another instrument.   It doesn't take the listener long to hear the influence of the 90's in his music.  While that influence is a consistent theme, it never feels overbearing to the ear.  In fact, to hear it brings nostalgia that most hip hop has been missing.  Zero is an artist that looks to his past, to bring awareness to his present, and make way for his future.

On stage Zero brings full energy in every song.  He prides himself on never having a hype man on stage.  You are compelled to move and nod your head while Zero bounces around on stage with supreme confidence.  He believes less is more, so when you see him on stage often times it's nothing more than two turntables and a microphone.  He's always looking to keep the crowd involved, making you feel as if you're hanging out with two hundred of your best friends.  

In 2006, Zero released his debut LP "Forever's Never Really That Long," on Weightless Recordings.  With a newcomer by the name of Ree-Dic, and underground champion Blueprint at the forefront of the production, the album received warm responses from critics and listeners everywhere.  However, due to some legal setbacks he wasn't able to continue the momentum gained from the album.  In 2009, he was the opener on the Diabolical Fun Tour with world renowned lyricist Illogic.  With 2011 on the horizon this looks to be Zero Star's biggest year.  With a new project "Don't Look Now," set to drop in the summer, and the long awaited second album to follow, Zero Star will be a name that avid music listeners will be saying very soon.  Catch the man from "The Rewind Era," in a city near you this summer and fall.

Video: Random's "Life After Lesson Plans" Season Finale

From Random a/k/a Mega Ran:

Video: Random's "Life After Lesson Plans" Season Finale

PR: DOOMSTARKS (MF Doom & Ghostface) - "Victory Laps"

From Nature Sounds:

PR: DOOMSTARKS (MF Doom & Ghostface) - "Victory Laps"

It's been five years in the making, but DOOM and Ghostface Killah are finally set to unveil their first single together as DOOMSTARKS.  Following on the heels of the limited-edition cassette tape released earlier this month, the two supervillains will release the single "Victory Laps" tomorrow (July 26th) at iTunes, Amazon, and all other digital music services.  The digital single features the previously-unheard original version of the track, plus the Madvillainz Remix (produced by DOOM and Madlib) found on the cassette tape, and instrumentals to both versions.

The single will also be available as a 12" Serato single, on picture-disc vinyl.  See details and tracklisting below.  The picture-disc is now available for pre-order here: http://bit.ly/q34zmP .

Both the digital and physical versions of "Victory Laps" will be released through Metal Face Records/Nature Sounds.


1. Original
2. Instrumental
3. Madvillainz Remix
4. Remix Instrumental

Serato Tone (use with Rane's Serato Scratch Live to play MP3s using vinyl as a controller)     DOOMSTARKS

MP3: Tone Mega - "Call Me a..." (Kreayshawn Diss)

From Rap Star Promo:

MP3: Tone Mega - "Call Me a..." (Kreayshawn Diss)

* http://www.rapstarreport.com/?p=2396 *

Video: DJ Khaled - Behind the Scenes of "Legendary"

From Jessie Maguire:

Video: DJ Khaled - Behind the Scenes of "Legendary"

PRESS RELEASE/MP3: Mega Ran Storms the UK for Tour

From RandomBeats Music:

PRESS RELEASE/MP3: Mega Ran Storms the UK for Tour

Teacher-turned-full time rapper RANDOM, aka MEGA RAN, after his 3rd successful Kickstarter campaign with producer K-MURDOCK, is heading overseas for shows in London and Manchester.  

Random and Murdock earned almost $6000 on the donation site Kickstarter which will be used to fund their tour, which will hit Manchester and London from July 26 to August 7.  

Random, aka Mega Ran has been dazzling audiences since his surprising transition to 8-bit influenced hip hop. After receiving an official co-sign from international gaming giant Capcom, Ran has gone on to be featured in Playstation Magazine, Nintendo Power, and on the South by Southwest (SXSW) and Nerdapalooza festivals.  

K-Murdock, a music producer and engineer from Washington, DC, worked with Random on the landmark album "Forever Famicom"  

Also joining on the tour will be other Random contributors, DN3 and Lost Perception, responsible for production on Ran's "Mega Ran" and "Black Materia" albums. They will be participating in a few beat showcases.  

Random hosts a weekly online reality show, called "Life After Lesson Plans: A Hip-Hop Reality Show," chronicling Random's daring leap from the classroom to the full time entertainer worlds. Check those out at www.youtube.com/random2g 

The show dates are as follows: 

Tuesday, July 27 @ RetroBar, Manchester, UK 8PM

Thursday, July 28 @ Plan B, London, UK 9PM 

Friday, July 30 @ Retro Complex, London, UK 1PM-2PM

Saturday, July 31 @ Retro Complex, London, UK 1PM-2PM

More info at megaran.comneosonicprod.com and megaranmusic.com

Random even dropped a special song for the supporters as a thank you for sending him off to the UK: Peep his rendition of Madvillain's "Accordion" redone by The Roots and Weird Al.

*download here*

Video: (The) Game f/ Chris Brown - "Pot of Gold"

From Greg @ Big Hassle:

Video: (The) Game f/ Chris Brown - "Pot of Gold"

Multi-platinum rapper Game premieres his music video for 'Pot Of Gold' featuring Chris Brown today on Vevo.  The song is the lead single off his R.E.D. Album releasing August 23rd.

The music video gives fans a glimpse of Game's personal and compassionate side with song lyrics reflecting Game's life if he traveled down a different road for his career.

MP3: Wiz Khalifa f/ Big Sean - "Proceed"

From M3W:

MP3: Wiz Khalifa f/ Big Sean - "Proceed"

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

Video: D-Sisive - "Run With the Creeps" (Teaser)

From URBNET Records:

Video: D-Sisive - "Run With the Creeps" (Teaser)

Video: Mr. ShaoDow - "Hustle Smart" (Hustle Hard Remix)

From 730 Promo:

Video: Mr. ShaoDow - "Hustle Smart" (Hustle Hard Remix)

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