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Video: Iron Braydz & Lewis Parker - "L's Formation/Death Machine"


Video: Iron Braydz & Lewis Parker - "L's Formation/Death Machine"

Video: Illus - "Beautiful Day"


Video: Illus - "Beautiful Day"

PR: Arsun F!st - Life Is a Beautiful Monster


From Phase Logic:

Arsun F!st - Life Is a Beautiful Monster

To define the significance behind Arsun's latest album title, "Life’s a Beautiful Monster"; one must first over stand that as an Emcee, he could care less about the status quo of mainstream music. This album highlights some of the key struggles he has faced with inner demons since moving from Maryland to Florida at the top of 2008. Life in itself can be a handful and no one album can truly capture everything that it brings us, but Arsun has attempted to pull you the listener closer into his world and how he use words to describe highs and lows. Arsun has heard countless Hip-Hop albums where the artist re-creates themselves and the end result is really not that believable. (editor’s note: BORING) Arsun can only be himself and he can only speak on experiences on this earth, nothing more, nothing less. With that being said, this is his 5th solo project and this time around, it's produced exclusively by Phase Logic. Just another one of his humble attempts to put some sincerity back into Hip-Hop...without the use of Auto-tune.


The album is available for paid-download and free-streaming at:

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lifes-a-beautiful-monster/id386832672
eMusic: http://www.emusic.com/album/Arsun-F-st-Life-s-a-Beautiful-Monster-MP3-Download/12073899.html
JunoDownload: http://www.junodownload.com/products/lifes-a-beautiful-monster/1618964-02/
BandCamp: http://phaselogic.bandcamp.com/album/life-is-a-beautiful-monster

Tracklist:
1. Let Life Live (Lo-Fi tribute)
2. Feel the fire
3. Hello I'm Arsun
4. Small Ambition
5. L.I.F.T.
6. Yah-Yah (Lo-Fi tribute)
7. eYe Rise
8. Feels Good
9. Dear Kanesha
10. God's Tears
11. Supreme
12. So Stupid (Lo-Fi tribute)
13. Self portrait
14. One flight
15. A Word From Folk
16. All up
17. Exit Music (Lo-Fi tribute)

I hope to read about the album on your website very soon! If you have any questions feel free to contact me.
The album costs $9.99 but with this discount code exclusive for BandCamp the purchaser will get 25% OFF.
The code is: life
Remember that the code is only valid until' the 19th of September 2010!

Peace & Love,

Roel aka Phase Logic

MP3: J57 f/ Homeboy Sandman & More - "Still Phenomenal"


MP3: J57 f/ Homeboy Sandman & More - "Still Phenomenal"

Hey, homie, hope all's well!

This is the last leak from my album: Digital Society, which is out now!

J57 ft. Sene,Co$$,Homeboy Sandman "Still Phenomenal"
Produced by: J57, Additional Synth by: Andrew Thomas


Here's a link to cop the full album on iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/2e7qxab or the vinyl at FatBeats.com! http://tinyurl.com/25ktcny


Thanks!

J57

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Fat Beats NY • Brown Bag AllStars • FiveSeven6roup

 

Video: 5 O'Clock Shadowboxers - "No Resolution 2"


Video: 5 O'Clock Shadowboxers - "No Resolution 2"

Video: Quanstar - "American Dreams"


Video: Quanstar - "American Dreams"

Mega Ran - Raze the Bar with Forever Famicom, The Movie


From Random a/k/a Mega Ran:

Raze the Bar with Forever Famicom, The Movie

"Raze the Bar (remix)"

 > PLAY IT NOW 

first of all, grab that FREE track up there, "Raze the Bar" the remix. I made this back in 2006 before I made THE MOVE, and it still remains one of my favorites. big ups to Samik of the Symphony, still puttin' in work. 

Meanwhile... The FOREVER FAMICOM news just won't stop, cause it CAN'T stop..lol

quick one this time, please do us a favor and check out the sprite-filled fun of what will soon become a classic series: 

FOREVER FAMICOM: THE MOVIE.

directed by Griff Morivan (please subscribe!) 


Click here to view FOREVER FAMICOM the movie EPISODE 1




Click here to view Forever Famicom the movie EPISODE 2


(there's a slight loss of sound at the end, so I'll get you a new link when that gets fixed)

 

tell a friend.Thank you!

and speaking of thanks, I got some books in the mail this week and I wanted to thank you so much for telling someone, or sending me a book, no matter how old, new or above or below level. Thank you again.

oh and KEEP EM COMING!

here's my amazon wish list.

 

but im not picky. thanks!

 

"some of the most original music to come out of the Valley in years, hip-hop or otherwise." — Mike R. Meyer, Phoenix New Times

"Random is dreaming of is a world in which "keeping it real" comes to mean rapping about real life, and not just bragging about how much time you've spent in prison, or how many people you've shot." — Patrick Taylor, Rapreviews.com
Video: Blueprint - "The Clouds"


Filmed Friday August 6th, 2010 in Columbus Ohio at Carabar. Blueprint performs unreleased song "The Clouds" from his upcoming Rhymesayers album "Adventures in Counter-Culture". For more information on Blueprint, please visit http://printmatic.net.

Footage shot by Davey Highben.


MP3: City Haze - "Keep On Winnin'"


From Clout Media:

MP3: City Haze - "Keep On Winnin'"

Underground Music Award-nominated "#1 Contender" City Haze drops some funk on this track entitled "Keep On Winnin'." The track features live beat boxing and instrumentation by Hippopotamus Funk and is produced by Philly Blunts.

Stream/Download: City Haze "Keep On Winnin'"
Alternative Link @ LimeLinx

Myspace.com/CityHaze718
Twitter.com/CityHaze

 

Tanya Morgan's Von Pea To Release Solo LP "Gotta Have It" 10/12


From Audible Treats:

Tanya Morgan's Von Pea To Release Debut Solo Album Pea's Gotta Have It October 12th

Von Pea Channels His High School Days As Inspiration For His Solo Debut And Releases New Track From Album "The Yorker"

The Album:

(August 18, 2010 - Brooklyn New York) Von Pea, a producer, rapper, and member of the highly lauded group Tanya Morgan, is excited to announce the release his own solo album, Pea's Gotta Have It. The album, a concept project themed around Von Pea's high school days, will be released October 12th via Interdependent Media.

For Pea's Gotta Have It, Von Pea reminisces of his days spent in the classrooms and at the lunch tables at Boys & Girls High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. "My solo album is basically the album I always wanted to make in high school," explains Von, who was inspired to make the album after discovering a long-forgotten journal. "It's a concept album based around high school, around what I thought my album would sound like when I was 17," explains Von. "In a way, it's a goal I'm achieving late. It’s music inspired by my coming of age in Brooklyn.”.

In Pea’s Got To Have It, Von exhibits his classic sense of humor and wit by combining not only comical subject matter with more serious aspects but also with the genius subtleties and inside jokes that Tanya Morgan fans have come to expect. Von’s engaging rite-of-passage narrations include topics such as hollering at girls, suffering through detention, upholding music and fashion above real-life concerns, scheming on how to avoid bullies, or taking your ill-advised friends’ advice, to name a few. Von took full advantage of the liberties of creating his own album that were afforded to him by cleverly weaving parts of his past with his present day so it’s not accurate to call his album a period piece. “A lot of my material switches back between my 16 year-old self and who I am today as a 28 year old and although I’m talking about my own experiences as a male teenager coming of age in Brooklyn, New York, this album really speaks to anyone who’s ever gone to high school,” explains Von.

Despite being the primary producer for his group Tanya Morgan, Von Pea produced only three of the tracks for his solo album. "I think it's kind of cool; it happened naturally," Von says about not handling most of his own production. Similarly, Von's surplus of guests on the album mesh together seamlessly despite their varying styles, largely due to the natural chemistry Von has with everyone on the album. "The best music comes from artists that have chemistry," says Von. "So the vocal features are all frequent collaborators."

Although the rapper has previously released solo side projects, Pea's Gotta Have It marks his first full-fledged effort at a solo album, which took three years to finalize while also working on other music. "In the past I've put out projects just for fun and for free, not even trying to get buzz," says Von, affirming, "This is my first solo album with original music." As Tanya Morgan's primary producer, and main contributor to the group's musical sound, fans can expect a similar direction on his solo album. "My album probably sounds like Tanya Morgan, just with one person," Von jokingly states. "But people like Tanya Morgan, so that’s fine with me."

To download Von Pea's new single, "The Yorker" visit: http://media.audibletreats.com/Von_Pea-The_Yorker.mp3 .

The Background:

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Von Pea has been emceeing since 1991 and producing since 2000. Initially attracted to hip-hop by the likes of Another Bad Creation and many other young rappers that were near his own age, Von would eventually shift his interest to those who would become his strongest influences – A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Big Daddy Kane, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, and Biggie. In 2002 Von Pea began an alliance with the original members of North Carolina rap group Little Brother (Phonte, Rapper Big Pooh, and 9th Wonder) which lead him to being featured on such projects as Phonte and Nicolay’s Foreign Exchange Connected album (“Von Sees”), and Little Brother’s The Minstrel Show (“Cheatin” interlude). In addition to his group’s music, Von has released acclaimed projects such as 2003’s“Custom Fitted, 2007’s Grand Vonye, and his late 2007 remix project American Angster which has been considered one of the best of the Jay Z remix albums. Von Pea is also a member of the rap group Tanya Morgan. Von Pea's latest solo album, Pea's Gotta Have it, will be released September 7th.

Streams:

"The Yorker" http://media.audibletreats.com/Von_Pea-The_Yorker.mp3 .

So Motivational: The Most Skullduggery Of Mixtapes: http://vonpea.bandcamp.com/ .


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