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Video: Canibus - C Of Tranquility Album Sampler Video

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Video: Canibus - C Of Tranquility Album Sampler Video

Canibus Snippets (v2) from Interdependent Media.

MP3: Belief & Ali Baba, "Up & Away"

From Dunn Deal PR:

MP3: Belief & Ali Baba, "Up & Away"

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Bi-coastal underground superproducer Belief returns with the first in a series of singles to round out 2010. Following up his widely acclaimed Aaliyah remix series, "Up And Away" is a mishmash of rock, electronica and hardcore hiphop featuring Los Angeles emcee Ali Baba on rhyme duty. "The idea was to do some progressive hip-hop, something that's never been done before." Belief has done production work for Murs, C-Rayz Walz, Kosha Dilz, Sum Majere and many more.

MP3: Pigeon John - "Before We're Gone"

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MP3: Pigeon John - "Before We're Gone"

Pigeon John offers this free download, "Before We're Gone" from his upcoming 10/12 release, Dragon Slayer.

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"'Before We're Gone' is about my sweet wife and when we were young. The way she shared my beedie outside of S.O.Bs in Manhattan at 25 and the way that true youth love got dense and dark with time. Is it worth it? To go back?.....! Can you.... Go back?"
 ~ Pigeon John

"Before We're Gone" represents the very exciting and new sonic territory that Pigeon John explores throughout Dragon Slayer. Dragon Slayer houses the signature Pigeon John humor and witty rhymes, with a bit more rock and pop presence. With the aid of General Elektriks' Hervé Salters, Pigeon John produced the whole record, including, for the first time, recording and chopping up his own instrumentation rather than just flipping samples and banging on an MPC. Quannum Projects is set to release Pigeon John's new album Dragon Slayer on October 12, 2010, the follow up to critically acclaimed Pigeon John...And The Summertime Pool Party.

Pigeon John kicks off his national tour with DJ Abilities on September 30th.  DJ Abilities will be performing his own set as well as mashing it up on stage as Pigeon John's DJ. Experience the greatness live...
The Dragon Slayer Tour
Pigeon John
DJ Abilities (from Eyedea and Abilities from Rhymesayers crew)
Dark Time Sunshine (feat. Onry Ozzborn from GreySkul)

Sep 30 Thu Santa Barbara CA @ Velvet Jones
Oct 1 Fri San Diego CA @ The Loft - UC San Diego
Oct 2 Sat Los Angeles CA @ Siren Studios (Thrillist) 3:30pm
Oct 2 Sat Visalia CA @ The Cellar Door
Oct 4 Mon San Francisco CA @ Cafe Du Nord
Oct 6 Wed Seattle WA @ Nectar Lounge
Oct 7 Thu Portland, OR @ Music Millennium - In-Store
Oct 7 Thu Portland OR @ Backspace
Oct 8 Fri Boise ID @ The Reef
Oct 9 Sat Bozeman @ Zebra Cocktail Lounge
Oct 10 Sun Salt Lake City UT @ Urban Lounge
Oct 11 Mon Denver CO @ Larimer Lounge
Oct 12 Tue Boulder CO @ University of Colorado - Club 156
Oct 14 Thu Madison WI @ High Noon Saloon
Oct 15 Fri Minneapolis MN @ 7th Street Entry
Oct 16 Sat Chicago IL @ Morseland
            Dark Time Sunshine Leaves Tour
Oct 17 Sun St. Louis MO @ Lola
Oct 19 Tue Columbia MO @ Mojos
Oct 20 Wed Lawrence KS @ Jackpot Music Hall
Oct 22 Fri Colorado Springs CO @ The Black Sheep
Oct 23 Sat Durango CO @ The Abbey Theater
            DJ Abilities Leaves Tour
Oct 28 Santa Cruz, CA @ TBA
Oct 29 Fairfax, CA @ 19 Broadway w/ Busdriver
Oct 30 Reno, NV @ Tonic Lounge w/ Busdriver

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Video: SPAC3MAN - "Intro 40 Freestyle"

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Video: SPAC3MAN - "Intro 40 Freestyle"

PR: Cashmere Releases "The Resurrection" EP

From Yo! PR:

Cashmere Releases "The Resurrection" EP

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Since Cashmere's return to the Hip-Hop game after many trials and tribulations and once hailed as the next breakthrough artist and most talented rapper coming out of New York with co-signs from DJ Kay Slay, DJ Clue, DJ Enuff, and Funkmaster Flex, the Brooklyn native emerged hungrier and more focused than ever!

Cashmere’s brand new EP, "The Resurrection", is literally the rebirth of a fallen future star who is ready to shine once again to overshadow his competition to bring back what's the game been missing.

"My EP 'The Resurrection' is my reintroduction and my resurrection not only in music, but in life. I feel like God gave me a second chance at life. I'm not just rapping just to be rapping…I'm here for a reason because I got a message to turn the negative into the positive…not only in my life but in others as well. Also it's the resurrection to who I am suppose to be. Everything is new…my music is strong and has a powerful message and is ready to resurrect Hip-Hop as well as a whole," says Cashmere.

"The Resurrection" will be released in support of Cashmere's upcoming debut album "Take Me Away", which will be available in stores on October 28, 2010 via The Cash Administration. "Take Me Away" features blazing songs from one of the hottest emcees coming out of the Big Apple including the album’s lead single "Where's Cashmere?" (watch video).

Cashmere was on top of his Rap game proving high expectations, but grew weak to temptations of life; struggling to cross the underground border. After troubles with the law, being shot in the streets and a prison sentence, Cashmere took the time he had to reflect, and began to view his reality behind bars as a source of knowledge and inner growth, which you can hear on his debut album "Take Me Away" and his EP "The Resurrection".

Cashmere's career dates back to 2003, when his mixtape "The Proposal" was released, hosted by DJ Kay Slay, followed by "Me & My Music" (2006), hosted by Mr. Cee -- both critically acclaimed projects. In one of many articles written, The Source claimed that "Cashmere is leading the charge to bring the Hip-Hop crown back home." Cashmere has worked with many artists including Bun B, Big Daddy Kane, Jim Jones, Lil Boosie, Akon, Maino and a host of others while being featured on albums such as DJ Kay Slay's "Streetsweepers Vol. 1", and the follow up "Pain From The Game".

"The Resurrection" is now available for download while Cashmere's anticipated debut album "Take Me Away" will hit stores on October 28, 2010.

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Founded in 2008, Yo! Promotions is one of the leading boutique media relations, promotions and marketing firms in the U.S. specializing in the entertainment and urban culture. Since the company's launch, Yo! Promotions has developed a trustworthy reputation for representing up-n-coming, underground and major music acts during the halcyon days of the dot com boom.

Pace Won and Mr. Green "The Only Number That Matters Is Won"

From Mr. Green:

Pace Won and Mr. Green "The Only Number That Matters Is Won"

MP3: Curly Castro - "West Indian Rum"

From Public Axis:

MP3: Curly Castro - "West Indian Rum"

Changing aim from his recent "Eviction Notice" and "Life's Ill" head-ringers, Curly Castro spares the Excedrin refill to hit us in the chest with "West Indian Rum".   Embracing his Caribbean heritage, Castro jumps the track with a sing-song approach over Margel production that blends a classic dancehall with a bass-heavy, electro vibe. Creating a whole new flavor of club banger, this one is to be shot, not sipped.

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Video: Mr. Smith - "Feeling It"

From Mr. Smith:

Video: Mr. Smith - "Feeling It"

MP3: P-Wonda - "DJ Hero"

From Future Star:

MP3: P-Wonda - "DJ Hero"




Chances are you opened this blast to check out this record because you saw a track called "DJ Hero" or because you know P-Wonda always delivers something creative and crazy. Now it's up to you DJ's to tell us if we passed the test. Please share this record with everybody you can. Shit why not spread around FREE music to your people? If you have any requests just hit us so we can get you right. Thanks!

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PR: Dramills Presents Hood Talk Est. 1981

From Melanie J Cornish:

Dramills Presents Hood Talk Est. 1981

Having spent the last year hard at work in the studio with acclaimed producers, Queens representative and die-hard Hip-Hop advocate Dramills is proud to present his new EP HOOD TALK EST. 1981.

This eight track EP displays the determination and effort that this King of Queens is administering. Hard work and dedication are traits which many fail to adhere to when it comes to their releases, but Dramills, has never faltered in either department, making him a definite contender to lead the generation of artists striving for recognition.

His past endeavors have seen him feature in XXL, The Source, grace the cover of the coveted Foundation Magazine as well as various appearances on blogs and sites. But with HOOD TALK EST. 1981, Dramills is destined to secure extensive notoriety.

An effortless flow which was magnified earlier this year with the release of New York Girls featuring Raheem Devaughn and with production from North Carolina heavy weight 9th Wonder, combined with a formidable delivery is followed up with tracks like the soulful John Stockton and the haunting testament to the borough that raised Dramills, I Remember.

Versatility and lyrics are what propels HOOD TALK EST. 1981 into the spotlight, enhanced by quality production and befitting features, Dramills is delivering a project worthy of nothing but praise.

"Good hip-hop right here. Quality Street music. You can always count Mills for that" - DJ SCREAM

"He's Lost Boyz-affiliated and he's definitely incredible, you will hear him on my up and coming mixtapes" - DJ DIRTY HARRY
Hood Talk Est.1981 Tracklist, Producer Credits and Download Links




       1. Intro
       2. Man Down (prod by Soulo)
       3. John Stockton (skit)
       4. John Stockton (prod by Soulo)
       5. Burn da Booth Down Feat. Montega (prod by E.jones)
       6. Topic of Conversation (prod by E.jones)
       7. I Remember (prod by Mark Henry)
       8. New York Girls feat. Raheem Devaughn (prod by 9th Wonder)
       9. Trust  (prod by Kay Be)
      10. Need Your Love (prod by Soulo)


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