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Kidz In The Hall Announce Additional Tour Dates


6/1/2010  - Westchester, PA - Kidz In The Hall & 88 Keys @ The Note - 142 E Market St. West Chester, PA 19382 />
6/3/2010  - Long Island, NY - Kidz In The Hall & 88 Keys @  Crazy Donkey - 1058 Broadhollow Road Farmingdale, NY 11735-3907 - (631) 753-5325

6/4/2010 - Cambridge, MA - Kidz In The Hall & 88 Keys @ Western Front - 343 Western Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139-3713 - (617) 492-7772

6/5/2010 - North Hampton, MA - Kidz In The Hall & 88 Keys @ Pearl Street  - 10 Pearl St Northampton, MA 01060 - (413) 584-7771                                                                                          

6/6/2010 - Burlington, VT - Kidz In The Hall & 88 Keys @ Higher Ground - 1214 Williston Road S. Burlington, VT 05403 - (802) 652-0777                                                                 
6/8/2010 - Providence, RI - Kidz In The Hall & 88 Keys @ Jerkys -71 Richmond Street, Providence, RI 02903-3710  -

6/9/2010 - Pittsburgh, PA - Kidz In The Hall & 88 Keys @ Diesel - 1601 E Carson St Pittsburgh PA 15203 - 412-431-88000                                                              

6/10/2010 - Columbus, OH  - Kidz In The Hall & 88 Keys @ Al Rosa Villa - 5055 Sinclair Road   Columbus, OH 43229 - 614.374.9350

6/11/2010 - Columbia, MO - Kidz In The Hall & 88 Keys @ Mojo  - 1013 Park Ave Columbia , MO 63103 -573.874.1944                                                    

6/12/2010 - Kansas City, MO - Kidz In The Hall & 88 Keys @ The Conspiracy Room - 3700 Broadway  Kansas City, MO 64111  - 816.753.8665

6/16/2010 - West Des Moines, IA - Kidz In The Hall & 88 Keys @ The  Blue Moose Tap Room - Iowa City, IA 52240 - 319-530-0289

6/17/2010 - Minneapolis, MN - Kidz In The Hall & 88 Keys @ The Cabooze - 917 Cedar Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55404-2296 - (612) 338-6425                                                                                                             

6/20/2010 - Chicago, IL - Kidz In The Hall & 88 Keys @ Wild Hare - 3530 North Clark Street  Chicago, IL 60657-1612 - (773) 327-4273
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: 

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


Music By DJ Evil Dee

Doors 8:00PM

Click Here for Tickets:
Audio: Offwhyte - "Ebbs & Flows (Remix)"


Offwhyte - Ebbs and Flows Remix

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

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.


Purchase the "Ebbs and Flows Remix" Digital Single on 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 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

RSVP on Facebook

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

Bonnaroo Festival Mixtape Download

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.


(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:

Useful Links:

Leeds Hip Hop Scene

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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



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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"


or go directly to

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


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

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Video: Kae Sun "On the Lookout"

Video: Kae Sun "On the Lookout"

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