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Duck Down Wants Fans to Choose "15 Years of Duck Down Music"


Duck Down Music is celebrating its 15 Year Anniversary.

Founded in 1995 by Dru Ha & Buckshot, Duck Down Music has sold over 3 million records in its rich history.

The label, currently home to acts such as KRS-ONE & BUCKSHOT, 9th Wonder, B-Real of Cypress Hill, Sean Price, Kidz In The Hall, Skyzoo, Smif N Wessun, Heltah Skeltah, Boot Camp Clik, Marco Polo, Torae, Ruste Juxx, DJ Revolution, Team Facelift, Blue Scholars and more, is continuing to thrive in the Independent Hip-Hop scene. 

To highlight the 15 year milestone, Duck Down is engaging YOU THE FAN, to help in deciding the final product for the commemorative album - 15 Years of Duck Down Music.

Fans can visit: http://www.duckdown.com/15yearsofduckdownsurvey/ 

There, you'll find a list of the top songs released through Duck Down, beginning in 1995 through 2010. Fans can vote for their favorite song from each year. The song with the most votes from each year will be highly recommended to be included in the final album track listing. 

Voting will end June 1st.

On July 13th, just after INDEPENDENCE DAY, the collector's item will be made available strictly as a physical CD. Fans can expect unique packaging in honor of this historic album.

To celebrate the release, Duck Down is taking over BB KINGS in NYC (237 West 42nd Street) with a night of music featuring performances by: 

Boot Camp Clik Featuring Sean Price, Buckshot, Smif N Wessun

Pharoahe Monch

Kidz In The Hall

Skyzoo

Music By DJ Evil Dee

Doors 8:00PM

Click Here for Tickets: http://bit.ly/b50FAA
Audio: Offwhyte - "Ebbs & Flows (Remix)"


NEW OFFWHYTE "EBBS AND FLOWS REMIX" DIGITAL SINGLE & VIDEO

Offwhyte - Ebbs and Flows Remix

AVAILABLE NOW on galapagos4.com!
Out May 25th on iTunes, Amazon and all of your favorite digital music outlets.

Venerable rhyme spitter and Galapagos4 co-founder Offwhyte serves up a brand new digital single for 2010, entitled "Ebbs and Flows Remix". Produced by up-and-coming Chicago beatsmith Young Live (The Basix, Starter DJs), the track exudes a genre-breaking, uptempo sound complete with Offwheezy's signature razor-sharp flow and scratches by Germany's DJ Bizkid.

View the Ebbs and Flows Remix video at http://www.galapagos4.com/news.

The original "Ebbs and Flows" is a song by Galapagos4's own experimental rock band, Royce. "Ebbs and Flows" was featured on Royce's Tuff Love album, with Royce laying the sonic groundwork for raps by emcees Offwhyte and Mestizo. Offwhyte re-worked his lyrics from the original song and added some more lyrics which he found relevant to the vibe of the new track.

FREE B-SIDE TRACK

Purchase the "Ebbs and Flows Remix" Digital Single on Galapagos4.com and get a free bonus track - "Grasp the Wind" produced by and featuring Chicago underground legend Gilead7 (Reserved Records) with scratches by DJ Seanile, engineered by Derek Bergheimer.


GALAPAGOS4 LIVE IN CHICAGO, THIS SATURDAY MAY 22!

Galapagos4 at The Bottom Lounge May 22

Galapagos4 Crew at the brand-new Bottom Lounge!

Saturday May 22, 2010

Galapagos4 @ The Bottom Lounge - 17 & UP!
Bottom Lounge
1375 W. Lake St. Chicago, IL 60607
(2 blocks from the Ashland Green Line stop)

Qwel & Maker, Offwhyte, Robust, He.llsent, Perseus Noble, Royce

$8 in advance $10 at the door
doors at 8pm

BUY TICKETS HERE
RSVP on Facebook

Audio: Seneca ft. Joe Con - "Co-Pilot"

Bonnaroo Festival Mixtape Download


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2010

Diwon remixes the Bonnaroo Festival Bands

Diwon (the American-Israeli DJ/Producer extraordinaire behind the Shemspeed record label) has just released "Bonna Jamz", a collection of remixes showcasing numerous Bonnaroo artists for this year's festival. Artist that were chosen to be remixed by Diwon span a variety of genres and include: Miike Snow, Nas & Damien Marley, The National, Manchester Orchestra, Fanfarlo, Snoop Dogg, Kid Cudi, Jay-Z, LCD Sound System, She & Him, Stevie Wonder, Neon Indian & The xx.

As a bonus Diwon remixed the hilarious Aziz Ansari over a signature diwon breakbeat and the guitars of Tokyo Police Club.

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DOWNLOAD LINK:http://shemspeed.com/downloadit/bonna
(feel free to include the free download link in your blogs, tweets & reviews)

Free Mixtape: Northern Hospitality - "Bad Language Mixtape"


From Leeds Hip Hop:

[Free Download] Northern Hostility - Bad Language Mixtape

Leeds super crew Northern Hostility and DJ Garrud present ‘The Bad Language Mixtape’, a collection of tracks recorded over the space of 2 years showcasing the cream of local and UK talent. Northern Hostility was started by MC Matter, who noticed all the different crews around Leeds and the mad potential they all showed. He decided to try and unite them under a single banner with the ultimate aim of providing a platform for the fledgling  Leeds scene.

The mixtape features members of local crews Alphabetix, Defenders of Style, Invizible Circle, Verbal Contact, Crackhouse Recordings and LS7 Battlers, as well as guest spots from UK hip hop luminaries such as Jack Flash, King Kaiow (The IRS), No Pretense and Breaking the Illusion. The beats come from local producers such as Sonar Cousin (who performs cuts and scratches), Sarantis, Prolific and Mr Mowgli, as well as French producer Consensus Lo-Fi.

Due to the large number of emcees and producers involved, the end result is extremely diverse and varied, with each track bringing a unique flavour and style. The classic boom-bap sound is heavily present and dubstep, glitch and soul all get a look-in too. The lyrical content switches from social commentary, abstract wordplay and concise concepts to tales of life in Leeds and love songs to music, mayhem and smoking out.

The mix was put together by DJ Garrud from live dubstep/grime band The Foot Clan, and he has done a beautiful job of melding all the tracks with their different influences together. He splices in vocal samples and mixes in well-known beats to fantastic effect, giving it the feel of a solid piece of work rather than just a collection of tracks mixed together.

Northern Hostility are no longer functioning as a crew but all members are still going stronger than ever with their various projects, and this free release captures the vibrancy of the scene in the time period it was created, and will hopefully expose all artists involved to a wider audience.

Free Download Link:

http://www.plunder.com/Northern-Hostility-The-Bad-Language-Mixtape-download-243688c6b8.htm

Useful Links:

www.leedshiphop.co.uk

www.30tonneslug.com

www.crackhouseglobal.com

www.myspace.com/northernhostility

--
Leeds Hip Hop Scene

Web >> www.leedshiphop.co.uk
Facebook >> www.facebook.com/leedshiphop
Twitter >> @leedshiphop

Video: French Montana x Wiz Khalifa x Nipsey Hussle x Big Sean


From Zack Einhorn:

Video: French Montana x Wiz Khalifa x Nipsey Hussle x Big Sean

"I'M ON IT"
(PRODUCED BY JOHNNY JULIANO)

IN-STUDIO VIDEO
DIRECTED BY MAZI-O

* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFrCEPqZYxk *



* http://www.sendspace.com/file/shbm94 *

Cocaine City representer (and Dice Music extended family) French Montana teams up with Wiz, Sean and Nips for this Mazi O-directed in-studio video for their song "I'm On It" Produced by Johnny Juliano.

LOST Series Finale + ˇMAYDAY! = Perfect


From CrazyHood:

LOST Series Finale + ¡MAYDAY! = Perfect

As the TV series LOST comes to an end, the ¡MAYDAY! crew felt inspired to leak the title song from their upcoming album “Stuck On An Island"

STREAM / DL LINK :

http://www.box.net/shared/di3dyy9hzg

or go directly to www.MaydayOnline.com

Not only that, but as the finale to the series approaches - take a look back at the season that started it all (set to the sounds of ¡MAYDAY!'s "Stuck On An Island.”

Word to John Locke!Stay tuned for more ¡MAYDAY! treats before the new album drops on 9/7/2010. Look out for ¡MAYDAY! in a city near you.
Chali 2na (Jurassic 5) - Fish Market 2 Trailer & Free Download


From Mitchell at Red Music:

Chali 2na (Jurassic 5) - Fish Market 2 Trailer & Free Download

CHECK OUT THE FISH MARKET 2 TRAILER!

* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEbrphg_DBE&feature=player_embedded *



Chali 2na – New Single “Go-Go Gadget” (Free Download)

* http://rcrdlbl.com/artists/Chali_2na/track/Gadget_Go_Go_prod_Rusko *

Video: Kae Sun "On the Lookout"


Video: Kae Sun "On the Lookout"

Video: David Banner - Death Of A Pop Star Interview


From Audible Treats:

Video: David Banner - Death Of A Pop Star Interview

David Banner Delves Into The Album's Meaning, Speaks On His Collaborative Work With 9th Wonder

The Video:

As the heavily anticipated Death Of A Pop Star album release date approaches, David Banner took a few moments of his time during a recent studio session to talk about the collaborative album he's releasing this summer with 9th Wonder. Banner talks passionately about what the album represents, both for him and for hip-hop - Death Of A Pop Star isn't just another run-of-the-mill hip-hop album. For Banner, the album represents hip-hop beyond the quickly compiled throwaway projects, which Banner claims are hurting more than helping the art. Feeling trapped in this modern trend, the album is a breath of fresh air and a way for artists and fans to work toward achieving a musical balance. In addition to discussing the album, Banner also takes time out to discuss what it was like collaborating with 9th Wonder in making Death Of A Pop Star.

Look for David Banner and 9th Wonder's collaborative album, Death Of A Pop Star, this summer via Big Face Entertainment.

Check out David Banner's In-Studio Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-Fupzjv_68 .



The Background:

9th Wonder has a history of teaming with legendary emcees and crafting dream projects that have resulted in both critical and commercial success. A producer from North Carolina, 9th Wonder started his career as the main producer for the hip-hop group, Little Brother. Leaving Little Brother after their second album together, The Minstrel Show, 9th Wonder has since become a producer and emcee in his own right. Working with MURS, Nas, Beyonce, Jay-Z and more, 9th Wonder has made a name for himself in the hip-hop world. Also known as his rapper alterego, 9thmatic, 9th Wonder is a modern-day hip-hop renaissance man.

Hailing from Jackson, Mississippi, David Banner has made a name for himself on the hip-hop scene since 2000. Since then, he has released four studio albums and even became a celebrated producer like producing smash hits like T.I.'s "Rubberband Man," and having smash hits of his own like "Get Like Me". David Banner's most recent successes include writing, producing, and arranging (with guidance from Jimmy Smith and The G Team at Chalt Day) the new non-hip hop Gatorade theme song "Evolve," performed by Kermit Quinn. Teaming up with 9th Wonder may seem like an unusual collaboration but as the two talented artists come together, their initial album will leave a deep impression on fans. Death of A Pop Star drops summer 2010 via David Banner's own Big Face Entertainment.

Streams:

In-Studio Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-Fupzjv_68 .

Behind The Scenes for "Slow Down": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6yBu6uRzp4 .

"Evolve": http://media.audibletreats.com/Kermit_Quinn-Evolve-By_David_Banner.mp3 .

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Davidbanner .

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/THEREALBANNER .


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