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TriState PR: Free EP w/ Ras Kass, OhNo, Chali 2na, Planet Asia

From Wandering Worx:

TriState PR: Free EP w/ Ras Kass, OhNo, Chali 2na, Planet Asia & More

Courtesy of Wandering Worx Ent., Gold Chain Music and The Originators this Thursday June 14th, 2012 TriState of (Gold Chain Military, General Monks and Durag Dynasty) is set to release "14 Karat Canvas" (The Gallery Art EP) for free download. Featuring appearances by Ras Kass, Chali 2na, Planet Asia, Phil The Agony and Roc C. Also production by OhNo, TwizTheBeatPro, One Session, Chase N Cashe, DJ Bobby B and more (Cover Art & Tracklist Attached). The EP is a prelude to his debut album "24 Karat Canvas," release date TBA.

Cover Art and Back with Tracklist

Video: @MegaRan - "Language Arts (First Day of School)"

Video: Random a/k/a Mega Ran - "Language Arts (First Day of School)"

Published on Jun 13, 2012 by random2g

First single from the album "Mega Ran in Language Arts Vol 1."
(c) 2012 RandomBeats, LLC
Shot, Directed, and Edited by @tomlarkin

PR: BURNTmd - 'Not So Black & White' (Album Sampler)

From DM360:

PR: BURNTmd - 'Not So Black & White' (Album Sampler)

In promotion for BURNTmd's Not So Black & White full length, which is now available, the Brooklyn-born, Vermont transplant and now Colorado resident offers a free download of the album's sampler which is blended, sliced and diced to perfection by Europe's 1991 DMC Champion, DJ Grazzhoppa.  Weighing in at just under six minutes, the fast paced sampler showcases several of the album's cuts, adorned with drops from the likes of Black Thought, Inspectah Deck, GZA, Billy Danze, Akrobatik, CL Smooth and Necro, among others.  NSBW includes guest features and production from Phil The Agony, Craig G, Keith Murray, Copywrite, Planet Asia, Madlib, J. Glaze, Reef Ali, Nastee and more. 

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Video: Fred The Godson - "Talkin 'Bout Money"

From Chris @ E1:

Video: Fred The Godson - "Talkin 'Bout Money"

Fred the Godson gives us a visual to arguably one his top verses on his current Mixtape City of God  "Talkin' bout Money" Directed by Smitty for AllCity Productions, Federico Frederico gives us hope that lyricism is back on the rise!!!

Video: Killah Priest f/ Dr. Zodiak, Shabazz, Agallah

From Cage Vs Cons:

Video: Killah Priest f/ Dr. Zodiak, Shabazz, Agallah - "After the Rapture"

OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO "After The Rapture" - Directed by Dr. Zodiak Edited by Branded Myer. Shout outs to WEEDMAPS & (Danny, Carlos, Frank, Mark, & Donn), NME RIFA, Lyric1, Friday, Skeem Price, Annette Serrato, Jeannie Beltran, Kandie Killz, Huskey Radio, Greenhouse Projekz.

PR: Nation Ruckus - "Against the Wall" (f/ Sir Jay, Jonathan Emile)


PR: Nation Ruckus - "Against the Wall" (f/ Sir Jay, Jonathan Emile)

Fans can download this new summer single in anticipation for NR’s debut album Boombox Manifesto dropping September 2012 .

As summer is about to hit our doorstep, Montreal’s own Nation Ruckus drops the new single ''AGAINST THE WALL''. In pure MTL fashion, the track is an eclectic mash-up which features reggae artist Sir Jay and rapper Jonathan Emile. For music lovers in need of a sonic fix, the song is now available on iTunes: .

Catchy yet underground to the fullest, the song is loyal to NR’s signature sound. Perfectly fitting for basement parties and cruises in the ''whip'', the joint is a heavy reggae-influenced rap manifesto. Reminiscent of old school hip hop, it finds NR’s front man (rapper E. aka Milk-E Fresh) spitting socially conscious rhymes over a party beat.

Next Tuesday, Nation Ruckus will be releasing the official music video for ''AGAINST THE WALL''. Directed by In-1 Studios, who produced NR’s previous video for ''Lockdown'' (, the clip will showcase NR and its affiliates alongside some of the city’s best dancers.

The group's debut album, Boombox Manifesto, one of this year’s most promising projects is set to drop September 18th under their independent label Big Dreamz Records. For more information on Nation Ruckus happenings, visit, follow on Twitter @NationRuckus and join the Facebook page at

Music: Random a/k/a @MegaRan - "Wily"

From RandomBeats:

Music: Random a/k/a Mega Ran - "Wily"

Random returns to Mega Man roots to present a 5th Anniversary re-release set this July. The first single, "Wily," is here, explaining the rise to infamy of Mega Man's arch villain Dr. Wily. 

Random, aka Mega Ran
produced by DN3
News: Roach Gigz Announces The Bugged Out Tour For September

From Audible Treats:

News: Roach Gigz Announces The Bugged Out Tour For September

Roach Gigz is excited to announce his forthcoming headline tour, The Bugged Out Tour. The Bugged Out Tour, kicking off September 7th in San Francisco, will be Roach's second headlining tour in 2012, and will follow the release of Roach's official debut album, Bugged Out, in August. Starting today, three Fan Club Bundles, priced between $25 and $60, will allow fans to pre-purchase show tickets along with three exclusive t-shirts. Fan Club Bundles can be purchased via Roach Gigz' website.

Earlier this year, Roach Gigz headlined his first tour, the Can I Rap Tour, taking him to cities across the West Coast. And while the tour was a great first experience for Roach, he's looking forward to taking everything up a notch with The Bugged Out Tour. "My tour earlier this year was my first time headlining -- it was a stepping stone," says Roach. "I'm looking forward to everything being bigger and better this time around.”

The Bugged Out Tour will also bring a handful of first-time experiences for Roach on the road, including a special hometown performance and a debut performance in Los Angeles, at the famed venue The Roxy, on September 13th. "I'm looking forward to doing Slim's in San Francisco; it's going to be my first headlining show in San Francisco," says Roach, adding that he's also especially looking forward to return dates in Chico and Santa Cruz. "This is also going to be my first time playing in Los Angeles, so I'm really looking forward to that show."

And while the tour is offering Roach a number of exciting experiences, what he's most looking forward to is connecting with fans – and performing for them music from his forthcoming debut album, Bugged Out. "I'm going to be playing a bunch of the new music from Bugged Out on the tour," he says. "I always do the hits, but this time I'm just looking forward to trying out the new music for fans."

Fans can pre-order tickets for The Bugged Out Tour here: .

Bugged Out Tour Dates:
September 07, San Francisco, CA – Slims
September 08, Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones
September 09, Bakersfield, CA – B Ryders
September 10, San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brew
September 13, Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
September 15, San Diego, CA – Porter's Pub
September 16, Phoenix, AZ – Chasers
September 25, Seattle, WA – Crocodile
September 27, Spokane, WA – A Club
September 28, Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
September 29, Ashland, OR – Armory
October 05, Chico, CA – Senator
October 06, Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst

MP3: Country C f/ Stuey Rock - "Live Up"

MP3: Country C f/ Stuey Rock - "Live Up"

Courtesy BF Blasts.

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Video: 40Love - "Bout2Bloom"

From Audible Treats:

Video: 40Love - "Bout2Bloom"

Expertly incorporating influences of electronic music, soul, hip-hop, and more, San Francisco group 40Love is comprised of emcee/vocalist Miss Haze, rapper G-OFF, and DJ/producers Mikos and The Whooligan. The group's name represents their being formed 40 years after the Summer Of Love in San Francisco, and that ethos shows up throughout their music and has earned the group accolades from OkayPlayer, NBC, URB, and others, and has allowed them to share stages with Mos Def, MC Lyte, Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Mark Farina, and more. 40Love released their debut album, Advantage, in 2007, and followed that effort with their sophomore album, BANGERANG! in 2009. Now, three years later, 40Love is prepping the release of their third album, Dreams Don't Sleep, which will be released July 24th, and includes features from Zumbi of Zion I, Black Spade, The Park, and more. 

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