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Stressmatic of The Federations Drops New Album on Aug. 24


From RBC Records:

Stressmatic of The Federations Drops New Album on Aug. 24

After having a major hand in the creation and expansion of the Hyphy movement, Stressmatic from The Federation decided to take a different approach in his creative development. The end result of this new approach being Stress rebranding himself as 1st Place and preparing his new album, “House Shoes & Dickie Shorts” available August 24th.
 
Taking a new approach in his music, 1st Place includes rock elements into his tracks while still using his Bay Area swag on the mic. And the response has been nothing short of outstanding as his first three mixtapes have amassed nearly 50,000 downloads.
 
Poised to make a dent with the first single from “House Shoes & Dickie Shorts” the party anthem “Super Drunk” is already receiving spins [along
 
with multiple other 1st Place songs] on the radio program “Skratch N’ Sniff”. With “Skratch N’ Sniff being syndicated in nearly 50 affiliates throughout the US, “Super Drunk” proves to be potentially become a summer sleeper hit.
 
With additional cuts like “In A Band”, “On Tour” and “My Cadillac”, 1st Place’s gravitation toward the rock lifestyle proves nearly complete.
 
It’s no wonder Stress coined himself as 1st Place….where else would he end up?
 
“House Shoes & Dickie Shorts” available August 24th.
 
Super Drunk: http://tinyurl.com/superdrunk .

Michael Franti Interactive Chat for Fans on August 12th


From Patrick Durkin:

Michael Franti Interactive Chat for Fans on August 12th

Michael Franti will be hosting a LIVE chat on Thursday, August 12th at 8pm EST/5pm PST as he takes some time from his busy tour schedule to chat with fans about the upcoming September 21 release of The Sound of Sunshine, the seventh studio album from Michael Franti & Spearhead. The chat will be streamed live at both http://michaelfranti.com/live and http://www.livestream.com/michaelfrantiMichael is also offering his fans the unique opportunity of submitting questions now via Facebook (http://facebook.com/MichaelFranti) or Twitter (http://twitter.com/MichaelFranti). 

Michael Franti & Spearhead will spread some sunshine this fall when they embark on “The Sound of Sunshine Tour” across North America. The tour will kick off September 19th in Laytonville, CA and will make stops in many cities throughout the U.S. and Canada including NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles and Toronto. For ticket information, official Michael Franti news and to check out the latest v-blogs on FrantiV, go to www.michaelfranti.com.

Michael Franti Announces Fall Tour:

http://michaelfranti.com/media/videos/michael-franti-spearhead-announce-sound-sunshine-tour-fall

Official Site: http://michaelfranti.com 

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/FrantiV

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/michaelfranti

Twitter: http://twitter.com/michaelfranti  

Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/michaelfranti
Dumhi - The Jungle Instrumentals - FREE Download


From Dumhi:

Dumhi - The Jungle Instrumentals - FREE Download

This email isn't gonna be real entertaining or witty cuz I am about to whip someone in Madden 11 demo.
 
Btw... PSN= Flounderhoagie. Holla.
 
But real quick...
 
'The Jungle Instrumentals' are all up for FREE download at http://dumhi.bandcamp.com/.
 
Woop.
 
Also... the latest single from 'The Jungle'... Lions w/ Reef the Lost Cauze is streaming/free download as well.
 
It's the radio edit so.. play it for ya mom. She will love it.
 
It bangs.
 
Peace!
 
***

 

MP3: Parable - "That Feelin'"


From Semp Rok:

MP3: Parable - "That Feelin'"

Parable's "That Feelin'" brings another feel-good vibe, equipped with slick rhymes and deep-thump courtesy of Sharpsound. Parable continues his ventures on the road as he gears up for an upcoming release with Llamabeats (together forming THINK TANK). Mashed Potatoes is set for October 2010, as he also begins plotting for his upcoming solo EP set for first quarter 2011. The first single, "That Feelin'" tells a story of his introduction into the world of Hip-Hop and how it's helped him grow, stringing along all the major musical influences in his bountiful career. Can you catch all the references? 

This song will be available on I-Tunes August 10th thru SoFlo Entertainment.

 

Video: Magestik Legend - "All Eye Know"


From Stephanie Estes:

Video: Magestik Legend - "All Eye Know"

Video: Moe Green - "KIM"


From Audible Treats:

Video: Moe Green - "KIM"

Video: Kings of the City - "I Try"


Video: Kings of the City - "I Try"

Free Download: J Dilla - "Donut Shop"


From Stones Throw:

DOWNLOAD: J DILLA - DONUT SHOP
As a way to say "thanks" to all of the DJs and Dilla fans who have supported this release, here is a free download of the six Dilla tracks.
http://stonesthrow.com/jdilla-donutshop.zip

THE RECORD: J Dilla x Serato x Stones Throw: 6 Dilla beats b/w Serato tone control for the DJs.
http://sthrow.com/jdilla



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Video: Three Six Mafia & French Montana - "Money, Weed, Blow"


Video: H2-O - "Don't Compare Me"


Paterson, New Jersey lyricist H2-O unveils his new music video for the second single "Don't Compare Me" from his eagerly awaited mixtape "RESET" (8/10/2010) via Silk City Records. The video, which was directed by Tod Medvedich, was shot in H2-O's hometown of Paterson aka Silk City.

"The purpose of 'Don't Compare Me' was to take it back to my grassroots…both physically and musically. Growing up in Silk City, I had to have lyrical battles in order to get respect. In high school, I made quite a name for myself doing so, which is why it is important to establish lyrical respect before anything else," says the New Jersey rhymespitter.

"The video was filmed in the heart of Paterson, NJ. The video offers visuals to some of the places you are likely to see if you ever take a pilgrimage through my wonderful city.  It also offers a glimpse into the grassroots of my lyrical abilities and showcases the places and conditions from which me and my music derived."

"Don't Compare Me" is the second music video from "RESET" after H2-O already released "Who's That" (click here to watch), an explosive song that introduces the emcee’s incredible microphone skills to the masses.

"RESET" will be available on August 10, 2010 via Silk City Records.


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