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Video: Michael Franti Personally Announces Fall Tour

From Patrick Durkin:

Video: Michael Franti Personally Announces Fall Tour

MP3: Glasses Malone "I Get Doe"

From Chris H. at Koch/E1 Entertainment:

MP3: Glasses Malone "I Get Doe"

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Trek Life Album Release Party July 24th @ El Cid

From Trek Life:

Trek Life Album Release Party July 24th @ El Cid


I can't explain how excited I am to perform these songs live at home for the first time. Please mark your calendars and be prepared for the release party for my 2nd album Everything Changed Nothing produced by Oddisee. We will be having 3 release parties in LA, DC & San Diego. But this first one will be a very special hometown performance as Bridges & Boombox, 2 of the best spots for hip-hop in LA, combine for one night!

Though the album drops on iTunes on July 27th & on CD/VINYL on Aug 10th you can preorder Everything Changed Nothing now @ UGHH
You can listen to and download So Supreme, the 1st single from the album right now on iTunes (Click here).

Click on the flyer for MAP and PLEASE make sure to get on the guestlist for free entry b4 10:30 @

For more info on Trek Life check or

Greenhouse Releases "Electric Purgatory Part Two"



  • The wait is over.  Electric Purgatory Part Two is here.  All rhymes by Blueprint & Illogic, with guest appearances from Aesop Rock, Toki Wright, and Angelica Lee.  All tracks produced by Blueprint.  Download the promo version here:

    All we ask is that if you like it, PLEASE share it. Post it on your facebook page, retweet it, post it on your myspace, etc.  If you have a blog, please post the download link there.  We would like the music to reach as many people as possible, and for that we need your help, even if it’s just one person. You can copy & past the following link anywhere:

  • If you live in Columbus or the surrounding areas, we hope to see you out this Saturday night @ skullys for the Electric Purgatory PT 2 CD Release Party.  Performances by Greenhouse (Blueprint & Illogic), Toki Wright, Zero Star, and Stonecraft.  18+ event. 9pm doors.
  • To purchase a retail version of Electric Purgatory Part Two, please visit  It ships with a free 11×17 poster and a bonus cd with the instrumentals for $7.99.  We also have a deal going where you can order the CD + poster + instrumentals + a Greenhouse T-shirt for just $20.  All orders will ship this Friday the 23rd.
  • Also, before i forget. I’ve been getting asked about whether “Greenhouse 102″ will appear on the EP.  It will not be available on the promo-version that we’re releasing right now, but it will be a bonus track on the retail digital version, which should be available tomorrow.

That’s all for now.  Thank you for your support. 



DJ Shadow - New Remix CD: No-Cost & Shipping Now

From DJ Shadow:

New Remix CD: No-Cost & Shipping Now

The DJ Shadow Remix Project CD is automatically added at NO-COST to ANY physical order at  In other words, buy any Tee, CD, DVD, Vinyl, or Accessory (any non-download product), and receive this great NEW CD with bonus downloads at no-cost.

"I love this cd, more than I ever dreamed I would... In many cases, new life has been breathed into songs I had long-since resigned to the past, and made them fresh again.  You WILL hear these mixes in future shows, and that's the strongest endorsement I can give as a DJ..."

-DJ Shadow


MP3: Playaz Circle - Juug

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Video: TRUTHLiVE - "Ready Set Go" Feat. Moe Green

From Audible Treats:

Video: TRUTHLiVE - "Ready Set Go" Feat. Moe Green

Video: Billy Drease Williams "Just Doin' It"

From Suzanne at DTR45:

Video: Billy Drease Williams "Just Doin' It"

Houston's Northwest Mall to Host 3rd Annual Trae Day

From Nancy B:

Houston's Northwest Mall to Host 3rd Annual Trae Day

Free Concert, Immunizations, Health Screenings, Kids’ Zone, Back-to-School Giveaways

HOUSTON, TEXAS  – (July 19, 2010) – Northwest Mall will host the 3rd Annual Trae Day, presented by Trae Tha Truth and sponsored by his non-profit, Angels By Nature, on Thursday, July 22nd, from 2 pm to 8 pm.

This will be a fun day for the entire family with a free concert featuring nationally known celebrity artists including Trae, DJ Khaled, Young Money, Jay’Ton, Young Buck of G Unit, Yo Gotti, J Dawg, and many more acts to be announced.  This concert is hosted by BET Comic Lil’ Duval.  There will also be an Exotic Car Exhibit (aka SLAABS), Kids’ Zone with a Ferris wheel, rock climbing, moonwalks, train rides and more.  Back-to-School immunizations will be provided at no charge, as well as screenings for HIV and other health issues.  Trae Tha Truth and Angels By Nature will be giving away back-to-school items including backpacks, school supplies and uniforms. 

This event is absolutely free for all who want to attend.  Trae Day benefits people in the community who have suffered hardships and teens who need a positive outlet to motivate them for the upcoming school year.

In 2008, Trae Day was awarded to Trae Tha Truth by Houston Mayor Bill White and Council Member Peter Brown in honor of his outstanding work within the community and with at-risk youth within the inner-city communities of Houston.

For more information, contact Terence Tubbs at 832-888-8850 or Mona Weathersby at 832-887-3401.

Visit the Northwest Mall website at Northwest Mall is located at Loop 610 and Highway 290.

Video: CookBook & Uno Mas - "When You Rock & Roll" f/ Evidence

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Video: CookBook & Uno Mas - "When You Rock & Roll" f/ Evidence

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