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Press Release on Far East Movement's Single "Like a G6"


From Greg Miller:

FAR EAST MOVEMENT'S LEAD SINGLE "LIKE A G6"
HITS #9 AT ITUNES AND #16 ON BILLBOARD HOT 100

THE FIRST ASIAN-AMERICAN GROUP TO LAND ON MAINSTREAM POP CHARTS

DEBUT ALBUM 'FREE WIRED' IN STORES OCTOBER 12th

Los Angeles, CA - September 17, 2010 - Far East Movement (also know as FM) members Kev Nish, Prohgress, J-Splif, and DJ Virman will release their debut album 'Free Wired' on October 12th through Cherry Tree/Interscope Records.
 
The album's lead single "Like A G6" has been exploding on the country's sales and radio charts, currently #9 at iTunes and #16 on Billboard's Hot 100 making FM the first Asian American group to land on the mainstream pop music charts.  The song has consistently grown each week since its release and was the #2 most added song at Top 40 radio the week it went for adds in Top 40 markets. Collectively the song and its accompanying music video have received over 7 million YouTube views and 4.5 million MySpace streams. The music video was also the #1 rated music video on MySpace the week it debuted.
 
FM who rock stylish shades, skinny ties, shiny blazers and fresh kicks have come a long way since they interned in the publicity department of Interscope Records, the label they are now signed to through the Cherry Tree Records imprint, home to artists Lady Gaga, Robyn, La Roux and LMFAO.
 
The quartet have taken their lifestyle and the current Los Angeles club scene global with 'Free Wired,' a movement they coined, that represents everything they do from fashion to technology in addition to describing the music that blends elements of hip-hop, electro and dance.
 
"''Free Wired' is about 'geekin out' however you feel most comfortable. Whether it's partying at the club, at home online, dressing a certain way, enjoying a certain activity, whatever.  To live free and stay connected 25 hours a day, 8 days a week is where it stems." states Kev Nish.
 
Far East Movement had their breakout year in 2009 when the hit 'Girls On The Dance Floor' rose to #1 at Los Angeles radio. The explosive club banger led to television and film executives to take notice to their 'Free Wired' sound and started featuring the music on hit shows like Entourage, CSI, Gossip Girl and blockbuster movies like Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift and Get Him To The Greek.
 
The attention they started receiving led to tours with Lady Gaga (Monster's Ball), N*E*R*D (Army Tour), Robyn/Kelis (All Hearts Tour) and LMFAO (Party Rock).  They are currently on the road for the 'Up In The Air' tour with 'Cooler That Me' hit maker Mike Posner.
 
We've played at every club in southern Cali and thrown parties getting 'Free Wired' at friends lofts and rooftops in downtown LA until the sun came up and want to continue that tradition around the world." states Prohgress.
 
The group created www.FarEastMovement.com where they interpret their movement and stay connected to fans through daily news postings, FM Satellite Webisodes, restaurant reviews and anything that relates to the 'Free Wired' way of life.  The group also hosts a weekly radio shows and chat rooms on www.CherryTreeRadio.com .
 
The 'Free Wired' album is a star-studded affair with appearances from Ryan Tedder (One Republic), Snoop Dogg, Keri Hilson, Lil Jon and production from the Stereotypes (Grammy nominated), Smeezingtons (Bruno Mars and Phil Lawrence), Roger Sanchez (Grammy winning) and Fernando Garibay.
 
If the Internet has created dozens of overnight success stories, the Far East Movement is a testament to the old model: steady grinding, building a solid hometown fan base and paying dues. - Los Angeles Times
 
* www.FarEastMovement.com *
* www.CherryTreeRecords.com *
 
FAR EAST MOVEMENT - BY THE NUMBERS:
 
 "LIKE A G6"
#9 on iTunes
#16 on Billboard Hot 100
7 million views of song and video
4.5 million plays on MySpace
 
"GIRLS ON THE DANCE FLOOR"
#1 song in Los Angeles
2.5 million collective views of song and video
6 million plays on MySpace
Reached # 27 on Billboard Latin Rhythmic chart
 
FREE WIRED - TRACK LISTING
 
1) Girls On The Dance Floor Ft. The Stereotypes
2) Like A G6 Ft. The Cataracs & Dev
3) Rocketeer Ft. Ryan Tedder
4) If It Was You (Omg) Ft. Snoop Dogg
5) She Owns The Night Ft. Mohambi
6) So What?
7) Don't Look Now Ft. Keri Hilson
8) Fighting For Air Ft. Frank Musik
9) White Flag Ft. Kayla Kai
10) 2gether
 
Bonus:
Go Ape Ft. Lil Jon & Colette Carr
2 Is Better Ft. Ya Boy & Natalia Kills

PR: Sam Adams & G Curtis Premiere "Still I Rise" Video


From Amy Meyer:

Sam Adams & G Curtis Premiere "Still I Rise" Video

Los Angeles, CA- Electro-pop rapper Sam Adams and new label mate, G Curtis premiered the video for their new single, “Still I Rise” this week. The video can be viewed on MTV.com here: MTV "Still I Rise" Adams will be releasing PARTY RECORDS, A MIXTAPE on September 23rd which is hosted by DJ Whoo Kid and DJ Cash. The first track, “Hold On” is available for download now, with additional tracks being added leading up to September 23rd: http://bostonsboy.bandcamp.com/
 
In addition to the video and mixtape, Sam Adams has also recently been selected by New Era Cap to be a Flagbearer in their national “Fly Your Own Flag” advertising and marketing campaign. The campaign focuses on self-expression and individuality, with Adams as one of a select few chosen by the company to represent the spirit of this. New Era Cap
 
Since the release of his #1 iTunes Hip-Hop album, BOSTON’S BOY, Sam Adams has been touring and selling out shows across the country. He is performing at venues and parties that range from a few hundred people to a few thousand. In some states, including NY, OH and NJ, a second show has been added due to the high demand from his fans.  COED Magazine recently spent time with Adams at the first of two sold out NYC shows and gave a little insight to the artist, his live show and his fans. http://coedmagazine.com/2010/09/15/bostons-boy-sam-adams-interview-and-exclusive-mixtape-download-for-coed-readers/
 
A full winter tour will be announced soon, with remaining fall dates listed below.

9/18       Ames, IA                              PRIVATE

9/20       Columbus, OH                   Newport Music Hall

9/22       Fitchburg, MA                   PRIVATE

9/23       Boston, MA                        Museum of Fine Art (PRIVATE)

9/24       Washington DC                 Ultra Bar

9/25       Lewisburg, PA                   Bucknell University-Private

9/26       South Hackensack, NJ    School of Rock (3PM show)

9/26       South Hackensack, NJ    School of Rock (7PM show)

 

PR: Jason James & Rodney Hazard Present "Marvelous World Tour"


From Jason James:

Jason James & Rodney Hazard Present "Marvelous World Tour"

Jason James & Rodney Hazard have teamed up with Ambog Booking, Last Dayz Clothing, Crownn Records and BCBF Group to present The Marvelous World Tour in support of their critically acclaimed album, Marvelous World Of Color. Kicking off in November, they have booked straight through until January and are actively booking in 2011. The first round of dates will be announced within the next 2 weeks. If you’re interested in bringing Jason James & Rodney Hazard to your city in the new year, please contact Jerome Bo Fitts at jeromebofitts@crownn.net. This is definitely a show you don’t want to miss.


If you have yet to listen to/download the album, you can check it out here: 


You can also watch the EPK here:

 

MP3: SciFi Stu feat. Tha Connection - "Miss Stress"


From Domination Recordings:

MP3: SciFi Stu feat. Tha Connection - "Miss Stress"

With two well received singles under his belt, SciFi Stu releases his debut album 'From the Heaviest Heart to the Coldest Soul' November 2nd 2010 on Domination Recordings.

As a taster of the album and the SciFi Stu sound check out free download single 'Miss Stress' featuring respected New York Hip Hop duo Tha Connection.

Free Download: "Miss Stress" feat. Tha Connection at dominationrec.bandcamp.com/track/miss-stress-feat-tha-connection.

SciFi Stu's digi-singles have featured renowned hip hop artists such as "The Will" feat. Vast Aire (of Cannibal OX) and "No Swag Needed" featuring John Robinson and Remarkable Mayor.  His tracks have received airplay across the world from BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix to the Ready Cee Show in New York.

Peep the "No Swag Needed" video featuring John Robinson & Remarkable Mayor.



Album features include Count Bass D, John Robinson (Scienz of Life), TzariZM, Illustrate (Grey Matter), Dillon, L.I.F.E. Long (Stronghold), Tha Connection, Vast Aire & many more...You can pick up the Limited Edition CD or download the album from iTunes, Amazon and other outlets. NOVEMBER 2ND 2010.

SciFi Stu "Around My Way" EP

For further listening please check out the new SciFi Stu EP 'Around My Way' on Digi Crates Records to be released Sept/Oct 2010 featuring Prolifical, Ill Poetix, Vast Aire, Mikial & Tha Connection.

MP3: John Legend & The Roots - "Little Ghetto Boy"


From M3W:

MP3: John Legend & The Roots - "Little Ghetto Boy"

* http://bit.ly/c8RBE1 *

PR: New Leak From "Can't Ban Tha Truth" Trae ft. Lupe Fiasco


From Nancy B:

New Leak From "Can't Ban Tha Truth" Trae ft. Lupe Fiasco

NEW LEAK FROM TRAE THA TRUTH'S

HIGHLY ANTICIPATED STREET ALBUM

CAN'T BAN THA TRUTH

IN STORES EVERYWHERE

SEPTEMBER 28TH

BAD DON'T SEEM SO WRONG FT. LUPE FIASCO

* http://www.sendspace.com/file/bj2zx4 *

Stylah's "Treading Water" Available October 4th


From Ian at 7Thirty Entertainment

Stylah - Treading Water



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Stylah's debut album 'Treading Water' will be released digitally on October 4th and will be in stores November 8th.


Tracklisting
01 Intro
02 Prologue
03 Killa featuring Smiler
04 Treading Water
05 Childhood Sweetheart
06 Devils
07 Money
08 Them Boys featuring Memphis Bleek + Young Safi
09 Poetry
10 Hard Way
11 What's Your Poison?
12 Evening
13 Girl Is Mine featuring Tony D
14 Please Listen
15 Epilogue

MP3: Yo Gotti feat. Gucci Mane - "For the Hood"


From Chris at Koch/E1 Entertainment:

MP3: Yo Gotti feat. Gucci Mane - "For the Hood"

http://mim.io/1b0c5

Live From The Kitchen
December 2010

Buckshot Presents: "The Common Knowledgy Of The Entertainment Industry"


Available November 23rd
Buckshot.Common.Knowledgy

Buckshot is the co-founder of Duck Down Music & the lead MC for Black Moon & Boot Camp Clik. In 2005, Buckshot reinvented himself with his group project with 9th Wonder, entitled, Chemistry. The duo released a second title, The Formula, in 2008 and are currently in the mixing process of their third album, The Solution, in stores in 2011. In 2009, Buckshot teamed with KRS-ONE for their group album, Survival Skills.
2010 marks the 15 Year Anniversary of Duck Down Music. Buckshot has taken his 15 year experience and has crafted a pamphlet entitled The Common Knowledgy Of The Entertainment Industry. The pamphlet is comprised of three stages. Buckshot first educates readers on the 'Basics' of the entertainment industry providing his definitions for terms associated within the business. Buckshot then transitions to the 'Framework,' or inner-workings of a music label and answers commonly posed questions that he receives from fans & interviewers. In the final stage, Buckshot unveils 'How It All Works,' and illustrates the process of putting the knowledge to use & executing proposed goals.

Accompanying the pamphlet is a 13-track album provided as a download card, which can also serve as a page place-holder. The album features original Buckshot music based on the concepts from within the pamphlet.

Buckshot, along with co-owner of Duck Down Music, Dru Ha, has been the Executive-Producer of each title released by the long-standing and resilient Independent label. He's been part of over 3 million records sold, toured the globe performing his hits & worked with greats such as: Mary J. Blige, Aaliyah, Tupac Shakur, Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes, Talib Kweli, Funkmaster Flex & more. Buckshot has created original music for ESPN, The History Channel, Pizza Hut, Belvedere, HBO, Smirnoff, 2K Sports & others. He's been a part of campaigns through Duck Down's marketing arm, Vision, for companies such as: Coca-Cola, Mark Ecko Brand, Sketchers, 2K Sports, Scion, Olde English, Rockstar Games & more. Within the pamphlet, Buckshot provides insight on the many caps he wears, ranging from recording & performing artist, label owner and marketing executive.

Audio Download Card Track Listing: 
1) What Is Entertainment?
2) What is Street Team?
3) What is a Producer?
4) What is an Executive? 
5) What is Radio?
6) What is a Retail Rep?
7) How Do I Make A Record?
8) What is a Road Manager? 
9) How Do Record Label's Function?
10) How Do I Become An Artist? 
11) How Do I Get My Record To A DJ?
12) What is a CEO? 
13) How Do I Get My Beats To MCs?
14) How Do I Sell At Digital Retail?
15) What Is A Marketing Campaign?
16) Outro
Video: Erk Tha Jerk - "Perfect Mistake"


From Audible Treats:

Video: Erk Tha Jerk - "Perfect Mistake"


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