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Video: Chaz Kangas' Friday Feedclogger Freestyle #27

Video: Chaz Kangas' Friday Feedclogger Freestyle #27

Press Release: Potluck Streaming Entire New Album Online

From James @ Kerosene:

Press Release: Potluck Streaming Entire New Album Online

To celebrate the release of their new album, Humboldt hip-hop royalty Potluck have partnered with AOL Music to stream “Rhymes & Resin” in its entirety online at . The record lands in stores this week through Suburban Noize Records and burns with sticky musical chemistry from Glasses Malone, Murs and Mistah FAB, King Gordy, Ill Bill, and Slaine.
"We got a whole Potluck movement going on across the country. If someone doesn't know about Potluck they just don't know what’s been happening on the underground. We've been doing nationwide tours and selling units by being out on the road and in people's faces." commented 1 Ton. "We out there shaking hands with fans, rocking shows, and campaigning to the masses. We on the grind, and it's paying off."
Potluck’s grinding blue collar work ethic, unwavering perseverance, and grassroots campaign to build a fan base is one of the most impressive stories in hip-hop. UnderRated handles most of the production and has produced tracks for many top 200 billboard albums.  They are both multi-talented artists, they are DJ’s, rappers, and avid hip-hop junkies.  The group has spent the last four years on the road consistently performing for hip-hop diehards all across the globe on tours with Tech N9ne, La Coka Nostra, a 40-date co-headlining tour with platinum rappers D12, and most recently the group was seen on the Strange Noize Tour with Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun and Saigon.
Potluck will also be appearing at the following FYE locations signing copies of their new album:

Jun 22 - Salt Lake City, UT at FYE @ 6:00 pm
Jun 23 - Portland, OR at Music Millennium @ 6:00 pm
Jun 25 - Eureka, CA at FYE Bayshore Mall @ 4:00pm
Jun 25 - Eureka, CA @ Red Fox Tavern w/ Ishi Dube, Berel Alexander

Video: DJ Mars Presents Road Less Travelled

From DJMP:

Video: DJ Mars Presents Road Less Travelled

MP3: Parable - Mistakes (Parable vs. Miami Beat Wave x Guilletine)

From Samuel D:

MP3: Parable - Mistakes (Parable vs. Miami Beat Wave x Guilletine)


Parable teams up with one of South Florida's top production teams, Miami Beat Wave, for the release of "Mistakes." From Parable's upcoming VS mixtape, the song is a personal confession and reflection on the ghosts of Parable's past. Parable is currently preparing for his upcoming travels on the Bring It Back Stage on this summer's Vans Warped Tour, including performances in California, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, South Florida, and more. Advanced physical copies of the mixtape will be available on tour, while the digital version is schedule for a mid-September release, sponsored by,, Foreign Family, and Public Wizard, Inc.      

Upcoming tour info-
June 30th - Johnny Vs Bar, San Jose, CA
July 2nd - Bring It Back Stage on the Vans Warped Tour @ Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
July 3rd - Bring It Back Stage on the Vans Warped Tour @ Ventura County Fairground- Seaside Park, Ventura, CA
July 5th - Live radio appearance on CTA Radio, WHPK 88.5 FM (, Chicago, IL
July 8th - Bring It Back Stage on the Vans Warped Tour @ Comerica Park, Detroit, MI
July 8th - Bring It Back/ Vans Warped Tour Afterparty @ TBA, Detroit, MI
July 30th - Bring It Back Stage on the Vans Warped Tour @ Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL
More TBA soon.

Video: Rap Battle - Tino vs KetchPhrase (King of the Dot)

From Pat 313:

Video: Rap Battle - Tino vs KetchPhrase (King of the Dot)

MP3: Wrekonize (Mayday) - "Worldwide Choppers (Freestyle)"

From Latchkey Press:

MP3: Wrekonize (Mayday) - "Worldwide Choppers (Freestyle)"

With ¡MAYDAY! currently on the All 6s & 7s tour, the top brass at our Strange Music family decided to let Wrek test his chopper skills out over Tech's Worldwide Choppers beat.
Wrek proves that he belongs in the conversation for being a chopper with his intricate flows and accurate spitting ability. What do you think?

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PR: Thurz Hints at U-N-I Break-Up on Latest Single "Prayer"

From Helio PR:

Thurz Hints at U-N-I Break-Up on Latest Single "Prayer"

"everyone’s asking about U-N-I/plain and simple/didn’t see eye to eye/I’m sorry to the fans disappointed/but I’ve been walking a new road feeling anointed…” 
(Produced by Aaron Harris
f/ Cheryl Johnson)
In response to a groundswell of speculation, Yannick “Thurz” Koffi addresses rumors surrounding the break-up of the Award-winning hip-hop duo U-N-I on the introspective and semi-autobiographical track "Prayer." The song will appear on Thurz’s awaited debut solo album L.A. Riots - a concept album inspired by the historic 1992 Los Angeles riots, its central figure Rodney King, and the recent North Africa uprisings.
MP3: Mike Beatz & Adonis f/ Royce Da 5'9" - "World Go Round"

From Semp Rok:

MP3: Mike Beatz & Adonis f/ Royce Da 5'9" - "World Go Round"

Mike Beatz and Royce Da 5'9 make the world go round on this track off the Boom Bap album.

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Video + MP3: Rain - "Leave Me Alone"

From Park Street PR:

Rain 'Leave Me Alone'

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Rain has been creating waves in the urban music industry for the last few years. With a strong back catalogue of releases under his belt, Rain is a focused UK artist with international appeal. Now Rain drops this superb underground promotional video for his track 'Leave Me Alone'. The track see's Rain in the studio with his boys as he spits with ease over some excellent production. Rain has a barrage of new material ready to drop but to keep his fans happy he has unleashed this excellent visual to a banging track!

His music has being championed by the likes of Ras Kwame on BBC 1Xtra, DJ279 on Choice FM as well as having plays on BBC Radio One, and Kiss FM. Last year he also worked with R&B sensation Nathan, who you may remember from hi massive 2006 hit 'Come Into My Room'. The track entitled 'On Fire' was well received by radio and other media and helped to solidify his place in urban music market.

Rain recently blew up the spot with his latest release 'London 2 QB' which was is collaboration with Queensbridge rapper Ty Nitty from Infamous Mobb. The project features some seriously hefty tracks with production from the likes of Chad B (50 Cent, G-Unit, Nore, Twista), multi-platinum producers Tha Biznizz (Lil Wayne, Drake, 50 Cent), as well as Vinny Thunn, Abstract Freek Can Workum, Onelovebeats, X.O & more.


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Video: Brisco - "Bitch I'm Paid"

From Poe Boy Ryan:

Video: Brisco - "Bitch I'm Paid"

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