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PR: Brand Nubian - "Enter the Dubstep Vol. 2"

From iHHD:

Brand Nubian - "Enter the Dubstep Vol. 2"

For Immediate Release

FrankRadio and iHipHop Distribution are proud to announce the highly anticipated follow-up to 2009's "Wu-Tang Meets The Indie Culture: Enter The Dubstep Vol. 1."  On December 21st, the freshest sounds in underground electronic music will once again encounter the classic hip-hop stylings of yet another foundational group of legends: Brand Nubian.

After the wild success of Vol. 1, it only felt right for its producers and A&R's to embark on a new journey down the same road.  Brand Nubian holds a unique position in hip-hop history.  Universally respected as pioneers of a new way of thinking during the "golden-era" moment of the early 90's, Brand Nubian's political, social and cultural messages were delivered with a heavy dose of hardcore.  With this 2nd installment in the ground-breaking series, "Enter The Dubstep" continues to trailblaze the collaboration between Dubstep and Hip-Hop, bringing hard bass and gritty lyrics together as none have done before.  As Dubstep continues to push itself into mainstream ears, this album continues to push the boundaries of both genres.

Check out the first two singles now:

"Slow Down" (Hellfire Machina Remix) .

"How Long?" (Dem Soul Remix) .

Also, if you're in NY, be sure to check out our Official Release Party:

Bass Fueled Mischief - Enter The Dubstep

w/speical live performance by Brand Nubian

Main Room @ Webster Hall, NYC - 1/7/11

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MP3: Rasco - "It's On Again" (prod. Kyo Itachi)

From Digi Crates:

MP3: Rasco - "It's On Again" (prod. Kyo Itachi)

Check out the classic album Kyo Itachi - Musikyo (Digi Crates Records), featuring LMNO, Rasco, Wordsworth, Copywrite, Tha Connection, Dudley Perkins + more.

Digital now available @ iTunes , CD version @


Video: Searius Add - "MC Hammer Is Innocent"


National Spoken Word Artist/poet SEARIUS ADD represents MC Hammer in a witty display of lyricism and facts, with "MC Hammer Is INNOCENT!!!!!"

Within 15 minutes of the video being available online- it garnered the attention of MC Hammer HIMSELF!!! Tony Neal (Core DJs) has also taken a respectful notice!!


In LESS than 24 Hours...THIS VIDEO is set to go VIRAL!!!!!!!!!!!!



Free Mixtape: The Nuthouse - "Camden High & Rising"

From Dennis Paredes at Public Wizard Inc:


The Nuthouse
(Break Bread Projects/ The Compound)

Camden, New Jersey collective THE NUTHOUSE consisting of emcees Dave Ghetto and Fel Sweetenberg have released what some say is the most official De La Soul tribute mixtape to date, Camden High & Rising. Not because of the high level of talent exhibited by Ghetto and Sweetenerg, but because this project is hosted by The Compound Show's Set Free and none other than the Skit Master himself, DJ Prince Paul, producer of many of De La's most memorable classics. Now, couple that with the fact that THE NUTHOUSE, are extremely skilled wordsmiths, this project will definately grab your ear as they pay homage to one of hip-hop's most innovative groups, in a way that only they can.


The Nuthouse
Camden High & Rising

Download: Click HERE

(In order to download, simply click link and download of .zip file should automatically begin)


The group debuted in 1998 with the classic 12″, A Luv Supream on Bobbito’s fabled Fondle ‘Em imprint. Goodvibe Recordings quickly followed up with a Nuthouse EP entitled Deez Nuts which featured cameos by El da Sensai (Artifacts), Planet (Outerspace) and Diamond Back (Deadly Snakes).

They appeared with Slum Village and Bahamadia on the 2000 Goodvibe tour, and has rocked mics on both coasts with hip hop all-stars such as Aceyalone and Jean Grae.

Now they are back to bring classic material to the forefront.

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PR: L.A. Based Rapper Releases "Who Is Sozay" Dec. 7th

From Kerosene Media:

L.A. Based Rapper Releases "Who Is Sozay" Dec. 7th

Los Angeles based rapper Sozay has announced a December 7th, 2010 release date for his new album “Who Is Sozay?” in conjunction with Sribour Artist Management. Sozay is currently streaming material from his upcoming new album online at .
“I personally feel that for me as an artist, the most important focal point for my music is to find a healthy compromise between underground and mainstream hip-hop,” commented Sozay about the eclectic sound of his debut album. “I see absolutely no reason why I can’t make people dance at a club on Sunset, while at the same time having the streets in an uproar with a classic hood anthem.”
Sozay will be filming a video for the album’s lead single “Last Call” with director Miguel Torres in the coming weeks. Sozay will also be performing a series of CD release parties in California throughout December and January in support of his new album.
Dec 03 - Long Beach, CA  @ Blue Cafe
Dec 16 - Santa Monica, CA @ Club Trip
Jan 15 - Highland Park, CA @ Mr. T's Bowl                 
Jan 30 - West Los Angeles, CA @ Club Good Hurt

Video: Plies, Keyshia Dior @ Club Underground in Tampa, FL

From DJ Smallz:

Video: Plies, Keyshia Dior @ Club Underground in Tampa, FL

Plies @ Club Underground Tampa, Florida from SuperNola Studios.

Video: Sean Price Says "No Kid Cudi Fans Allowed"

From Fobez DVD:

Video: Sean Price Says "No Kid Cudi Fans Allowed"

MP3: SmooVth - "Wish" (prod. Bruos One)

From Digi Crates:

MP3: SmooVth - "Wish" (prod. Bruos One)

Check out SmooVth of Tha Connection (Goon Trax Japan, Libyus Music Japan, Domination Recordings) and his latest album entitled "Little Boy Blue". Available Now on CD/Digital

SmooVth - Wish (Prod. Bruos One) - .

SmooVth - Little Boy Blue CD now @ - Digital now @ iTunes, Amazon, eMusic etc.

MP3: Mayday f/ Tay Dizm - "No 1's Lookin (Remix)"

From Crazy Hood:

MP3: Mayday f/ Tay Dizm - "No 1's Lookin (Remix)"

¡MAYDAY! teams up with T-Pain's Nappy Boy recording artist Tay Dizm for the remix (song & video) of their song “No 1′s Lookin.” Directed by David Rousseau / Creative Seen.

Watch and DL: .

Original version taken From The ¡MAYDAY! Lp :Stuck On An Island .

Additional links:

No 1's Lookin Remix (Feat. Tay Dizm) (Clean mp3) .

No 1's Lookin Remix (Video on Vimeo) .

No 1's Lookin Album version Video .

MP3: Knoc'turn-al - "Give Me the Night"

From J. Melo:

MP3: Knoc'turn-al - "Give Me the Night"

This is Knoc-turn'al's new mixtape single, "Give me the Night." The song is a remake of George Benson's classic version released in 1980, but it is not sampled. The beat was created from scratch by Komplex & Knoc-turn'al in the studio.

"Give me the Night"

"Give me the Night" poses as the first single off Knoc's upcoming "1.11.11" mixtape hosted by DJ Nik Bean & DJ Clean dropping for free download on December 8th. The title represents the album (Knoc's Ville) new release date, 1.11.11.

Look out for new album singles & music videos coming soon.

Here is the mixtape tracklist:

1. Just Like Us (f. One-2 & Cashis)
2. Ain't Seen U At All (f. Jaguar & Young Hu$tle)
3. Give me the Night
4. Call Me (f. Jaguar)
5. Mad at the Aftermath (f. Shaunta & Shorty)
6. Sorry I Left You
7. Oh, Oh Here She Comes (f. Jaguar, Jayo Felony & Sabrina)
8. Huntin'
9. Can We Do Our Thing
10. I'm on the Hunt (f. Airamis)
11. U Don't Know (f. The Raskal & Lifted)

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