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Video: Warriors Weekly/Moe Green - "Lights, Camera, Action"

From Audible Treats:

Video: Warriors Weekly/Moe Green - "Lights, Camera, Action"

PR: Nefew to Join Euro Tour w/ Asher Roth & Nottz

From Melanie J. Cornish:

Nefew to Join European Tour w/ Asher Roth & Nottz

After two critically acclaimed mixtapes and countless mentions in the Hip-Hop media, Nefew are proud to announce that this Spring they will be embarking on a tour with Asher Roth and fellow collaborator Nottz throughout Europe.

Calling on Hip-Hop fans in France, Germany, Norway, England and their own native Switzerland, the timing of this tour just couldn't be better for the Hip-Hop double act who have never failed to impress with their prolific wordplay and intricate production on tracks.

"Going on tour with two of our favorite artists is a dream come true, and a great opportunity in today's stagnating music industry where in most of the cases artists have to rely on performing alone. As we’re a very live-oriented hip-hop duo I'm convinced that this tour will open up a lot more doors for us." - Polemikk

"Touring with Asher Roth and Nottz is definitely a privilege! We have been in the studio quite a while now that’s why I'm really excited to perform our new stuff and introduce our music to people that aren’t familiar with it yet." - PA Double





MP3: 2 Pistols f/ Jovi Rockwell - "I Love Myself"

From BF Blasts:

MP3: 2 Pistols f/ Jovi Rockwell - "I Love Myself"

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PR: New Albums By Jim Jones + Cam & Vado On Deck

From E1 Music:

PR: New Albums By Jim Jones + Cam & Vado On Deck

(New York, NY) --- Dipset is back!  Jim Jones and Cam’ron (with Vado) are both set to drop new albums in April.  Jones’ highly-anticipated new album, CAPO, drops on 4/5 and Cam’ron & Vado’s Gunz N’ Butta drops on 4/19, timed with a current U.S. tour of the reunited Diplomats.

Jim Jones’ 5th studio album, CAPO, includes the hit “Perfect Day,” which is climbing up the urban and crossover charts.  The video for “Perfect Day” was MTV2’s Jam of the Week last week with 108 spins.  Click here to listen to “Perfect Day” now: .

Hip hop legend and Dipset leader Cam’ron and his protégé Vado will release their long-awaited duet album, Gunz N’ Butta on April 19th.  The album includes the hits “Speaking in Tungs,” and “Hey Muma.”  The album includes 16 tracks written and featuring both Cam’ron and Vado.

Additionally, the Diplomats have reunited for a national tour that is hitting U.S. cities now.

Look for Jim Jones in the new VH1 8-part docu-soap series entitled “Love & Hip Hop” which premiered on March 14th, 2011. The new show features Jones while following his longtime girlfriend Chrissy Lampkin and three other dynamic women who are connected to the world of hip hop, whether it's through the men they love, or their struggle to be heard as an artist. The show provides a dramatic, funny and sometimes heartbreaking look into the female side of the New York hip hop life as these four women try to claim their own place in it.

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PR: Les Nubians + Blitz the Ambassador on NPR

From Giant Step:

PR: Les Nubians + Blitz the Ambassador on NPR

Les Nubians Release Stream of “Les Gens” (People) feat. Blitz the Ambassador
from the Forthcoming Album Nü Revolution, out April 19th.

SoundCloud Link:

Listen to an Exclusive Interview & Performance on NPR’s “Tell Me More”

Grammy nominated sister duo Les Nubians premiere a new track today from the forthcoming album Nü Revolution. “Les Gens” (People) features Brooklyn-based Ghanaian MC Blitz the Ambassador, a perfect fit for the group’s relentlessly enchanting and energized mix of R&B, hip-hop, African music and other world elements (stream:

With this song, Paris-born sisters Hélène and Célia Faussart tackle the subject of gossip and soussou (rumors), as the rastas say. “Gossips and are little mundane poisons. What people say about you is deformed from a mouth to an ear, to a mouth to another mouth! With Blitz the Ambassador, we don't believe the hype and remember that a new breed of African is born to tell the people the truth,” states Hélène. "Don't listen to people, they lie," adds Célia.

Les Nubians previously released a stream of the infectious track “Afrodance” ( and a video for “Veuillez Veiller Sur Vos Rêves” (J.Period Remix) feat. John Banzaï (

Les Nubians’ third album, Nü Revolution, drops April 19th via Shanachie Entertainment. It is currently available for pre-order at Amazon.

Catch Les Nubians in the following cities:

21- Philadelphia, PA @ Kimmel Center for Performing Arts
29- New York, NY @ BB Kings

11- Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
12- Minneapolis, MN @ Dakota Jazz Club
13- Minneapolis, MN @ Dakota Jazz Club

14- Chicago, IL @ The Shrine
17- Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door
18- Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door
19- San Francisco, CA @ Yoshi’s (2 shows)
20- San Francisco, CA @ Yoshi’s (2 shows)
21- Los Angeles, CA @ Conga Room
22- San Diego, CA @ Anthology
24- Santa Cruz, CA @ Kuumbwa Jazz Center (2 shows) / / /

Video: The Team Presents - 3 NGZ in the Kitchen, Ep. 7

From Johnny Nobody:

Video: The Team Presents - 3 NGZ in the Kitchen, Ep. 7

MP3: Neek the Exotic & Large Professor - "Still On the Hustle"

From Audible Treats:

MP3: Neek the Exotic & Large Professor - "Still On the Hustle"

Fat Beats Records/Distrolord Inc. Will Release Album May 17, Large Pro-Produced Title Track To Be First Single

(March 30, 2011 - Brooklyn, NY) Hip-hop veterans Large Professor and Neek the Exotic are excited to announce the release of their first true full-length collaboration, Still On The Hustle. The album, which will also feature production from Lord Finesse, Marco Polo, and Carnage, as well as guest appearances from Joell Ortiz and Satchel Page, will be released May 17th via Fat Beats Records/Distrolord Inc.

While the new album is just now being announced, the official alliance of Neek and Large Pro has been long overdue. The Queens natives and childhood friends have been sporadically working together since 1992, when they both worked on "Fakin' The Funk" for the classic film White Men Can't Jump, and consequently became names to watch in the hip-hop world. But their path to becoming two of hip-hop's biggest names wasn't paved with gold, which inspired the title Still On The Hustle. "We chose the title because we've been on the hustle since day one," says Neek. "For me, it's really been a hustle because I never got a [record] deal, so it was hard for me to come out and make noise like I wanted to."

On the other end, Large Pro is balancing his hustle with raising a family and being a father, and his sentiment is shown in his more recent work. "Songwriting is different for me now," explains the producer/emcee. "I ain't this young kid running around out here buggin now. I got my daughter and my family, so I just want to make sure I'm progressing with time and my songwriting is progressing with time, too." Keeping in theme with family, Neek and Pro wanted to keep the project "close knit," so they limited guest features and producers, working only with Lord Finesse, Joell Ortiz, Marco Polo, Carnage, and long-time friend Satchal Page. "I wanted the world to focus on what we are doing and I didn't want to get a lot of features just because be can," explains Neek.

The album's first single and title track, "Still On The Hustle," is a reflection of how their never ending grind, and how it’s just matured as the two have grown. "My progression from previous work is up like a million percent," says Neek. "I didn't really express myself like I knew I could, so this time I made sure people will know I've grown." Large Pro's soulful piano-sprinkled beat gets a good dose of scratches and screeching samples, and they both lace the track with smart and nostalgic lyrics.

Neek the Exotic and Large Professor's Still On The Hustle will be available on May 17th.

Download “Still On The Hustle” here: .

Video: Ghostpoet - "Cash & Carry Me Home"

From Nora Ritchie:

Video: Ghostpoet - "Cash & Carry Me Home"

Having just returned from a series of live gigs supporting Jamie Woon, Obaro Ejimiwe left audiences speechless at a sold out gig at the iconic Scala, London with his bespoke style of story telling, table full of samplers and live band. If you are yet to see the ‘poet in motion then feast your eyes on the four minute Rehearsal Rooms clip.

MP3: T-Pain f/ Joe Galaxy - "Booty Wurk"

From M3W:

MP3: T-Pain f/ Joe Galaxy - "Booty Wurk"

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MP3/PR: A. Driver - "Hustle Hard"

From RMG:

MP3/PR: A. Driver - "Hustle Hard"

As A.Driver gears up for the release of his upcoming mixtape, Driver's Education, he wanted to release the visuals for his freestyle over Ace Hood's club banger Hustle Hard.


Also included is the MP3 download of the track as well.



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