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PR: Mega Ran Goes Disney/Tour Recap/Black Friday

From Random a/k/a Mega Ran:

Mega Ran Goes Disney/Tour Recap/Black Friday

What up everyone.. if you've tried to reach me in the last 2 weeks and I've been unresponsive, Its because we were out and about on the road. I'm happy to say that THE BITS AND RHYMES TOUR was a complete and overwhelming success, and I'm so thankful to be able to have helped bring that to you, and in addition, I'm just as glad to be home in time for Thanksgiving.

So before I head to the kitchen, I'm gonna give you guys some updates, as well as a whopping 50 percent savings on music! this is the time to give, so lets go!

1 - Tour Blogs!

tour vlog #2 (w/Brentalfloss) .

tour vlog #3 (w/Tanya Morgan) .

There will be a FULL, blown-out update by myself, coming soon.. I even got a tattoo. more on that later. But for now, here's a preview of that... Live from Cowboys Stadium


that's right folks, we know that during the holiday season, folks are in a crunch, so at this time, what i've done is got our distributors to cut the prices of EVERY Random CD and digital download by 50% just until Saturday at noon. Get your savings while you can!

Here's how to save:

order physical CDs from (sorry, no signed CDs) for 50% off!!
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Order from bandcamp using the code "blackfriday" (no quotes) and save 50%.
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crazy prices, son.

3- Mega Ran goes Disney?

well, maybe. Next month, Disney Japan is releasing a remix album and yours truly is on a song. get more info on that here: .

4- Misc: .

Check out this great new interview on

AZ area folks will get to catch the Mega Ran show live in Tempe with LD, Ariano, Mr. Miranda and Pennywise. Come on out!

MP3: Da Hero f/ Greedy - "Hood Rich"

From M3W:

MP3: Da Hero f/ Greedy - "Hood Rich"

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MP3: DJ Scene Remixes for Wiz Khalifa & More

From BF Blasts:

MP3: DJ Scene Remixes for Wiz Khalifa & More

Wiz Khalifa 'Black and Yellow' (Scene remix) .
The Time (Dirty Bit) (Scene Heaven On Earth edit) .
Move It 2 The Drum (Scene edit) .
new DJ Scene iPhone app w/ streaming podcast mixes at .

MP3: Johnny Polygon f/ Kid Cudi "Riot Song (Soundmen Remix)"

From Nora Ritchie:

MP3: Johnny Polygon f/ Kid Cudi "Riot Song (Soundmen Remix)"

Production duo The Soundmen, known for their work with Glasvegas, Ron Browz and Homeboy Sandman, are giving us more where that came from with their new remix of the "Riot Song" by Johnny Polygon ft. Kid Cudi.


Johnny Polygon's "Riot Song" has quite the history.

When "Riot Song" was originally released, the track was picked on as a song that deserves radio play. wrote, "Kid Cudi’s brand of stoner, alternative emo-hop has proven that it is also commercially viable, so it’d only make sense to hear the genre-bending sounds of fellow compatriot Johnny Polygon, who quietly dropped one of the more stellar (and free) releases this year."

For the song's video, the design company Graphic Foundation told the story of Johnny and his love interest entirely out of papercut figures and stop animation. The quirky video took 8 months to make and was truly a labor of love for Johnny and his creative team. It's currently getting rotation on MTV, VH1 and BET.

For the original remix of the track, Johnny was joined by America's favorite stoner Kid Cudi. The track is currently featured over at .

This new Soundmen remix that we are putting out today has a real laidback dance feel to it. If stoners were the dancing type, it would be to this song. (!)

Twista: 2 New Smashes f/ Raekwon, Waka Flocka Flame

From Future Star Music:

Twista: 2 New Smashes f/ Raekwon, Waka Flocka Flame

Twista feat. Waka Flocka - "Hands Up Lay Down" .

Twista feat. Raekwon - "The Heat" .

DJ's here is a Thanksgiving treat from the big homie Twista from his new album "The Perfect Storm" which is in stores nationwide right now!  These are two bangers featuring Waka Flocka & Raekwon.  I don't need to hype these up and sell you on them because you already know Twista has been one of the most consistent artists in the business and always delivers something special.  Keep supporting his new record company G.M.G Entertainment and lookout for his first artist B Hype.  Let's work!

Check out the music video for his first artist B Hype called "Fuck Em All."

Download: Trackstar the DJ - "PRESSURE"

From Trackstar:

Download: Trackstar the DJ - "PRESSURE"

Wanted to bring to your attention my newest mix, PRESSURE. It is focused around police brutality and the prison industrial complex, inspired partially by the Mehserle verdict & sentencing, the killing of Derrick Jones, and the ongoing Reggie Clemons case. Proceeds from sales of physical copies will go to the October 22 coalition.

A post, review, or tweet in support of this project would be much appreciated as always.


Download link:


TSS post:


MP3: Wrekonize f/ Akrobatik, Ras Kass - "Groundwork (Remix)"

From CrazyHood:

MP3: Wrekonize f/ Akrobatik, Ras Kass - "Groundwork (Remix)"

Listen and DL here: .

Original Version on The Wrekonize LP “A Soiree For Skeptics” at

Free Download: ScholarMan "S.T.K." w/ TrueBless & Kahli Abdu

From Soganic Music:

Free Download: ScholarMan "S.T.K." w/ TrueBless & Kahli Abdu


If you celebrate the holidays, enjoy your family and friends and have a great one. We appreciate you all.

In the midst of your activities, please take the time to get another taste of ScholarMan’s new album ExiSTANCE by downloading the latest banger “S.T.K.,” that features the lyrical talents of TrueBless and Kahli Abdu. Produced by ScholarMan.

Download link: .

ExiSTANCE drops January 2011.

Video: Flo Rida Celebrates His Birthday in Taiwan

From Chris at E1 Music:

Video: Flo Rida Celebrates His Birthday in Taiwan

Unearthed Documentary 80 Blocks From Tiffany's Re-Released After 25 Years

From Audible Treats:

Unearthed Documentary 80 Blocks From Tiffany's Re-Released After 25 Years

Portrait Of 1970s Era South Bronx And Gang Activity Accompanied By Bonus Features, 40-Page Book

(November 24, 2010) - Brooklyn, NY - Five Day Weekend and Traffic Entertainment are proud to announce the release of 80 Blocks From Tiffany's, director Gary Weis' 1979 documentary about the South Bronx and its gang culture. The previously unavailable film is now out on DVD, marking the first time it has been offered to the public in decades, and is accompanied by a handful of exciting bonus features.

Director Gary Weis was still working as a short film creator for Saturday Night Live when he came up with the idea for 80 Blocks after reading a Jon Bradshaw article, "Savage Skulls." Published in a 1977 issue of Esquire Magazine, the piece centered on two gangs based in the South Bronx at the time -- the Savage Nomads and the Savage Skulls. Weis became infatuated with the story and, soon after striking up a dialogue with Bradshaw, he convinced SNL producer Lorne Michaels to help him produce the film. Just two years later, in 1979, Weis and Bradshaw brought a camera crew to speak with members of both gangs, along with police officers, community activists, and civilians.

Despite its role as an important and unflinching portrait of a profoundly interesting time in New York and, as pointed out by The New York Times, hip hop's cultural history, 80 Blocks was, for many years, impossible to find, only briefly available as an educational VHS release in 1985. In the time since its initial release, the documentary has gained an overwhelming cult status. With little to no news coverage over the decades since its release dedicated fans continue to buzz about the film, especially now that the internet has provided fans common ground to fondly look back not only the documentary itself, but the era that it captured so vividly. The Times, in their recent coverage of its release, noted that copies of the documentary have been known to sell for up to $300 on eBay, a seemingly staggering figure until one considers the depth of its reach.

For the first time in 25 years, the film is easily available to the public on a DVD including interviews with producer/filmmaker Weis and director of photography Joan Churchill, as well as a 40 page book comprised of the original "Savage Skulls" article, an essay by David Hollander, and artwork by Julian Allen. Publications such as New York Press and the Amsterdam News have called the film a "time capsule," but even without the element of nostalgia, 80 Blocks holds up as a portrait of a subculture that might have otherwise been forgotten, as well as an important moment in cinema.

Check out the official 80 Blocks From Tiffany's trailer: .

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