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MP3: Raekwon f/ Bun B - "Never Matter to You"

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"80 Blocks From Tiffany's" To Be Re-Released After 25 Years

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"80 Blocks From Tiffany's" To Be Re-Released After 25 Years

Portrait Of 1970s Era South Bronx And Gang Activity Now Accompanied By Bonus Features, 40-Page Book

(August 17, 2010 - New York, NY) Five Day Weekend and Traffic Entertainment are proud to announce the upcoming DVD release of 80 Blocks From Tiffany's, director Gary Weis' 1979 documentary about the South Bronx and its gang culture. The previously unavailable film will be released in the Fall of 2010, the first time it has been offered to the public in decades, and will be accompanied by a handful of exciting bonus features.

Director Gary Weis was still working as a short film creator for Saturday Night Live when he came up with the idea for 80 Blocks after reading a Jon Bradshaw article, "Savage Skulls." Published in a 1977 issue of Esquire Magazine, the piece centered on two gangs based in the South Bronx at the time -- the Savage Nomads and the Savage Skulls. Weis became infatuated with the story and, soon after striking up a dialogue with Bradshaw, he convinced SNL producer Lorne Michaels to help him produce the film. Just two years later, in 1979, Weis and Bradshaw brought a camera crew to speak with members of both gangs, along with police officers, community activists, and civilians.

Despite its role as an important and unflinching portrait of a profoundly interesting time in New York's cultural history, 80 Blocks was, for many years, impossible to find, only briefly available as an educational VHS release in 1985. In the years since its initial release, the documentary has gained an overwhelming cult status. With little to no news coverage over the decades since its release dedicated fans continued to buzz about the film. That buzz grewexponentially via the internet, which provided fans a common platform to fondly look back not only the at documentary itself, but the era that it captured so vividly.

The cries of many have been heard. For the first time in 25 years, the soon-to-be-released DVD will be accessible by the public, and will include interviews with producer/filmmaker Weis and director of photography Joan Churchill, as well as a 40 page book comprised of the original "Savage Skulls" article, an essay by David Hollander, and artwork by Julian Allen. All of this is, of course, to accompany both full and widescreen versions of the film that started it all.

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MP3: Young Dro f/ Gucci Mane - "Freeze Me (Remix)"

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MP3: Koncept (Brown Bag AllStars) f/ Silent Knight - "The Preview"

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MP3: Koncept (Brown Bag AllStars) f/ Silent Knight - "The Preview"

New leak from Koncept's forthcoming FeEP: "Playing Life" [Drops August 24th]

Koncept(Brown Bag AllStars) featuring Silent Knight "The Preview" 
Produced by: DJ Dyllemma



Fat Beats NY • Brown Bag AllStars • FiveSeven6roup

Video: El-P - "Time Won't Tell"

Video: El-P - "Time Won't Tell"

Video: Gorilla Zoe Tells His Craziest Tour Story

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Video: Gorilla Zoe Tells His Craziest Tour Story

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MP3: Omniscient- WATCH OUT! (Produced by Nick Fury HD)

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MP3: Omniscient- WATCH OUT! (Produced by Nick Fury HD)

Omniscient makes the wake up call today with "Watch Out!", his latest single off his upcoming album Social Work. His wake up call focuses on the music industry, world politics and himself as an emcee through these times where progression is the key to success. Nick Fury HD returns to his basic bare knuckle hit style of production this aggressive track. Its like stepping in the octagon with Rampage Jackson- powerful with no excuses. Social Work is set to release October 26th on SoFlo Entertainment/Dela Casa Studios.

Omniscient- WATCH OUT! (Prod. by Nick Fury)

PR: VT Union - The VT Union Is Dead Drops Today

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VT Union - The VT Union Is Dead Drops Today

The collective of Vermont’s finest known at VT Union is pleased to release their latest and final effort, The VT Union Is Dead as a free download. Featuring guest appearances from Malice (of The Clipse), Sean Price, Statik Selektah, Bobby Konders (Hot 97, NYC), Akrobatik, BURNTmd & more, VT Union proves that there's more than good ice cream & maple syrup coming out of the green mountain state.

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01. Itz VT (feat. Dakota)
02. Luv That (feat. Nastee, Manus & Dakota)
03. Make Rume (feat. Dakota, Malice, Nastee & Bobby Konders)
04. All Goes Down (feat. Nastee)
05. This Is Me (feat. Dakota & Sean Price)
06. My Nutsac (feat. Colby Stiltz & Dakota)
07. Nobody (feat. Dakota)
08. All About (feat. Manus, B-Free & S.I.N.)
09. Pop Off (feat. Dakota, Manus & Nastee)
10. Memories (feat. Dakota)
11. All My Dogz (feat. Nastee)
12. Stand The Rain (feat. Akrobatik & BURNTmd)
13. Make Rume (Statik Selektah Remix)

Video: H2-O - "Posters"

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Video: H2-O - "Posters"

Style Wars Fundraising Event at BAM


Globally recognized as the indispensable document of New York Street culture of the early '80s, Style Wars is the visual record of a golden age of youthful creativity that exploded into the world from city in crisis. Its vibrant legacy is alive everywhere. Style Wars has had an extraordinary impact around the globe, inspiring succeeding generations of youthful fans.

But today, the film's negatives - including hours of unseen footage - are in decaying with age. This iconic cultural document must be preserved before it's too late.

Style Wars won high praise from the local graffiti writing community for its authenticity and the Grand Prize for Documentaries at the 1984 Sundance Film Festival, the first of many awards and citations. Style Wars screened on PBS television around the country beginning in early 1984.

On September 9th, The Style Wars Restoration fund will kick off its fundraising efforts with a bang at BAM. There will be three screenings and a reception with delicious food provided by Farinella Bakery in addition to plenty of graffiti masters, B-boys and other special guests!

In addition, canvases by the legendary graffiti kings, courtesy of "The Legends of Style", will be hung at the reception, and DJ Kay Slay will be on the turntables.


Screenings:   4:40pm, 6:50pm and 9:15pm   
Q&A:  6:50pm
Reception: 6:50pm

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