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Audio Stream: Random - "Awakening"

Audio Stream: Random - "Awakening"

Courtesy Random a/k/a Mega Ran.

My favorite track from the TOUR EP. Produced by Derrick Canton and samples "Awakening" from Mega Man Zero 2.

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Video: Scooter Magruder's Critical Review of #Kony2012

Video: Scooter Magruder's Critical Review of #Kony2012

I support Kony 2012 as well as continuously educating yourself about the situation at hand.

Invisible Children's Financial Records:

Video: Melanie Fiona Talks About Crossing Into Rap & Reggae

Video: Melanie Fiona Talks About Crossing Into Rap & Reggae

Courtesy DJ Vlad.

The multi-talented songstress speaks about making a crossover into hip-hop and reggae, her alter-ego "Siren" and her cultural background.

PR: Do It Big Event - March 22nd - London

PR: Do It Big Event - March 22nd - London

Courtesy Black Budget.

Venue: The Cornershop Bar
Address: 123 Shoreditch Highstreet, London E1 6JE
Nearest Station; Liverpool Street / Shoreditch Highstreet
Time: 7.30pm (doors open), 8pm (First Act)
Entry: £6 guestlist ( , £8 on the door.

Originally started in 2006, Do It Big was established as a premier night to showcase great musical talent the way it should be presented….. It is now back for a special one-off showcase featuring:

King Kash [@KingKashMusic]
Founder of the Do it Big Showcase, Flavour magazine have billed the rapper/producer as one of their “Future Flavours” . Having performed extensively the major showcase circuit, with ever growing credibility amongst bloggers and Deejays alike look out for King Kash as he drops his forthcoming EP ‘Worth the Wait’

Cynikal [@CynikalMusic]
This rapper/producer has been on the cusp of blowing up for sometime and has been supported by MTV Base, Channel 4, BBC 1Xtra, BBC Asian Network, Kiss, Choice, Flava and AKA. Also touring extensively with his band The Street Orchestra

Andrea Galaxy [@AndreaGalaxy]
Described by industry tastemakers Urban Development as “One of the most gifted emerging singers in the UK”. Fresh off releasing her Star Music vol.2 (part 3 in the making!) Andrea has cultivated a unique style of experimental RnB /Soul that’s sure to win audiences over.

2Amplified [@2amplified]
The Female rap duo from the Frosted Ice crew has proven they are a force to be reckoned with. There’s a growing hype surrounding ladies Ria & Classic and since 2005 they’ve gone from strength to strength with each performance that comes there way.

Stampie Major [@StampieMajor]
Singer/Songwriter/Rapper/Producer Stampie Major is a multi talented and versatile artist. Taking influence from like Timbaland, Keri Hilson, Brandy, Lauren Hill. His dynamic style has made him a favourite amongst audiences and on the night he will be performing tracks from his soon-to-be released EP!

Nadina Azara [@NadinaAzara]
With a dangerous combination of beauty brains & talent, RnB/Pop singer Nadina has already racked up an impressive resume after gaining her Degree in 2009 she has toured Cyprus and also supported U.S acts on tour, she is currently building up her catalogue of songs with producers Xzike, RawkNait (petre andre) to release later in the year.

Angelo [@AngeloSinger]
Monir Angelo Elovali records and performs under the alias Angelo and is a Singer/Songwriter from London. He has been writing and performing music since the age of nine years old and is now putting the finishing touches in his debut Mixtape ‘Forever thinking’.

The night will be hosted by the wonderful Grace Laiker and music provided by DJ Shock (guest mixes for Kiss & 1xtra)

Video: KOTD Rap Battle - Bender vs. Sketch Menace

Video: KOTD Rap Battle - Bender vs. Sketch Menace

Uploaded by KingOfTheDot.

KOTD Presents...
DOOMSDAY Title Match

PR: Smith Radio Releases New Single "Mucho Dinero"

PR: Smith Radio Releases New Single "Mucho Dinero"

Courtesy GiGi Capone PR.

Sacramento,CA- Recording artist Smith Radio has announced the official public release of his new record “Mucho Dinero” to the world of hip hop and pop culture. “Mucho Dinero” a cleverly named track that is packed with powerful baseline punches and catchy chorus; is sure to be a winner in the clubs and with all crowds, young and old.

The New York based artist stated he created the single to give away to his rapidly growing fan base “as a token of appreciation for all the amazing support that’s been received from my fans; it’s hard for indie artists to catch a good break these days and they inspire me so I wanted to give them something special”.

The new release comes shortly after his record “6 AM in Vegas” unexpectedly started spreading like wildfire among the college radio circuit and internet radio. Fully packaged up with the new lead single “Mucho Dinero”  in hand; Smith Radio continues to stay “focused on radio rotation and interviews in anticipation of the release of his forthcoming debut solo album” states his management team. SmithRadio has not released what the name of the album yet simply stating he wants everything to be “Perfect from packaging to production” before he lets he cat out of the bag.

Video: Soul Khan & Dirtbag Dan vs. ATM & Carter Deems

Video: Soul Khan & Dirtbag Dan vs. ATM & Carter Deems

Uploaded by AMilonakis.

2X2 Tournament: Brown Bag all star Soul Khan teams up with San Jose native Dirtbag Dan to go up against southern maniacs ATM hailing from New Orleans and Carter Deems from Florida. The winner of this round advances.

PR: Yo Gotti Announces Nationwide Road to Riches Tour

PR: Yo Gotti Announces Nationwide Road to Riches Tour

Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.

Memphis, TN -- March 19, 2012 -- In May 2012, Memphis rap mogul Yo Gotti will set off on his national Road To Riches Tour, which is already confirmed in nearly 30 cities, with more to be announced.

Yo Gotti will kick off the tour on May 3 in Atlanta, followed by a special appearance with Pitbull at the historic Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis on May 5.

Also on the tour is Zed Zilla, who is the first signee to Yo Gotti's CMG imprint. The young Memphis rapper has been consistently selling out shows since his Rent's Due mixtape dropped in October 2011, and his follow up project, Rent's Due: Late Notice hosted by DJ Drama, is slated for release prior to the tour.

In recent months, Yo Gotti's ardent fan base has grown by leaps and bounds, particularly online, with over 1.3 million followers on Facebook and nearly 400,000 on Twitter, growing rapidly. Without question, interacting with his loyal fans is foremost on Gotti's agenda.

Last week, Yo Gotti found the perfect way to bring the internet and streets together, as he ventured to SxSW 2012 in Austin, Texas to headline the 'Bout That Life show, sponsored by Dirty Glove Bastard, Live Mixtapes, 8732 Clothing and MTV2 Sucker Free. Gotti also surprised fans with several unannounced appearances, including an impromptu performance at the BET stage with Machine Gun Kelly, and another with Meek Mill at The Warner Sound stage.

On his upcoming tour, Gotti promises more personal outreach with his fans. Music lovers will be able to see him in world-renowned venues like New York's SOB's, Toad's Place in Connecticut, Key Club in Los Angeles, and House of Blues in Ohio, New Orleans and Dallas.

"For Road To Riches, we wanted to do venues in more intimate settings, more up close and personal with the fans," Yo Gotti explains. "We'll be bringing out guests throughout, so people can expect lots of surprises. I don't measure my success by the internet or by charts, I measure it by how I see people reacting in real life."

There are truly no days off with Yo Gotti, as he has spent every waking hour in the new year filming videos for songs like "Colors" and "I Got That Sack" from his acclaimed January 10 mixtape; and recording songs for his highly anticipated CM7 mixtape.

"We have a lot of big records already, some good features," says Yo Gotti. "I'm working on the mixtape and a new album at the same time. The sound is just getting bigger and bigger as far as the production and quality."

With the initial announcement of the Road To Riches Tour dates on Yo Gotti's official website, some fans have already expressed dismay at not seeing their city on the itinerary.

"I want to hit every city for the fans, of course," he assures, "but you have to start somewhere and you have to end somewhere. But who knows? We may do a second leg if circumstances allow."

For exclusive updates and announcements on the 2012 Road To Riches Tour, go to .

For more information on Yo Gotti, go to and, and follow Yo Gotti on Twitter @YoGottiKOM


5/03 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
5/05 - Memphis, TN @ Beale Street Festival
5/06 - Nashville, TN @ Limelight
5/09 - Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
5/10 - Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox
5/11 - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
5/12 - Richmond, VA @ The National
5/13 - Baltimore, MD @ Sound Stage
5/15 - Washington, DC @ U St. Music Hall
5/16 - Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
5/17 - New York, NY @ SOBs
5/19 - Providence, RI @ The Met
5/20 - Boston, MA @ Middle East
5/21 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
5/22 - Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
5/25 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Hall
5/26 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
5/27 - Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
5/30 - Denver, CO @ Casslemans
5/31 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
6/01 - Sparks, NV @ The Alley
6/02 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
6/03 - Oakland, CA @ New Parrish
6/04 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
6/05 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Clubhouse
6/06 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
6/08 - Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
6/10 - New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues

For exclusive updates and announcements on the 2012 Road To Riches Tour, go to .

Video: Mayor Breaks Down Some Of His Bespoke Air Force 1's

Video: Mayor Breaks Down Some Of His Bespoke Air Force 1's

Courtesy VladTV.

"Mayor gives a break down of some of his favorite Bespoke Air Force 1 creations."

Video: Shottie - "Legendary Shit"

Video: Shottie - "Legendary Shit"

Courtesy Delorean Album.

All of a sudden this guy Shottie appears on the scene with a full length album called Delorean and a crispy new music video for his properly titled record "Legendary Shit" a hypnotic and soulfoul head nodder that reflects on his past as a juvenile. The video directed by Garcia depicts Shottie as youngster in Miami performing and rapping in the park and later as a young man breaking into his neighbors house to steal food. Not so surprisingly the house he breaks into is actually present day Shottie's. If you watch closely this video does a nice job accompanying the music produced by Brooklyn based TeV95.

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