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PR: Tobacco + Sole Team Up on Self-Titled

From Terrorbird Media:

Tobacco + Sole Team Up on Self-Titled

On Battery Acid Induced "Pianos Falling," Premiere on Self-Titled

Fiery, Policital "I Think I'm Noam Chomsky" Video Premiere on URB

Lil B, Pictureplane, Xiu Xiu, Sage Francis & More on Forthcoming Hello Cruel World LP Out 7/19

DOWNLOAD: "Pianos Falling (w/ Tobacco)" (mp3 via Self-Titled)
WATCH: "I Think I'm Noam Chomsky" (video via URB Magazine)
DOWNLOAD: "Hello Cruel World (Alias Remix w/ WHY?'s Yoni Wolf) (mp3 via RCRD LBL)

It's been a busy couple of months for Sole and the Skyrider Band. The news already hit about the forthcoming full length Hello Cruel World on July 19th on Fake Four Inc., including a head-turning cast of guests that includes Lil B THE BASED GOD, Pictureplane, Xiu Xiu, Sage Francis, and more. Recently, the first single "Hello Cruel World" was given the remix treatment from former Anticon label mates Alias and Yoni Wolf from WHY?. Now, Sole has continued to push things further. URB Magazine recently premiered the video for his searing, non-album cut and political heavy-hitter "I Think I'm Noam Chomsky," while Self-Titled also premiered "Pianos Falling," his collaboration with Black Moth Super Rainbow's Tobacco.

While much was made of Sole aka Tim Holland leaving the Anticon empire he helped create, there's a refreshing, new found confidence and focus not seen since his now-classic albums Selling Live Water and Bottle of Humans . Some proof of that can be found in the fact that he's assembled an army of the most exciting voices in music right now to be apart of the new record. The new album drops July 19th on cd, vinyl, and digital via Fake Four Inc., with the European release being handled by Equinox Records. With Hello Cruel World, Sole returns with the Skyrider Band for his first full length since the split with Anticon, and his third album with the Skyrider Band. Listeners will notice that Sole has adopted the most deliberate flow of his career--abandoning the freewheeling, hyper-timed assaults of his earlier work in favor of a biting clarity and all around accessibility . The record draws on the wealth of his newly found freedom, tapping into the positivity and ethics of a DIY tradition he has always known and embraced throughout his career - transforming his past cynicism into a call to arms and personal empowerment. The Skyrider Band itself has been similarly transformed; trading in their dense soundscapes and organic touchstones for an impeccable attention to detail and more studio-centric productions.
"I Think I'm Noam Chomsky" video - Click Here
Sole and the Skyrider Band - Hello Cruel World
Out July 19th on CD, LP, Digital via Fake Four Inc.

Napoleon (feat. Xiu Xiu)
Hello Cruel World
Bad Captain Swag (feat. Lil B & Pictureplane)
We Will Not Be Moved (feat. Ceschi & Noah23)
Home Ain't Shit (written by Pedestrian)
Formal Designation 134340
Progress Trap (feat. Sage Francis)
Vaya Con Diablo (feat. Isaiah Toothtaker, Mestizo & Ceschi)

Sole and the Skyrider Band Press Page
Official Sole Site
Sole and the Skyrider Band Facebook
Sole Twitter
Sole Tumblr
Fake Four Inc. Official Site
Terrorbird Official Site

MP3: 1 Entranjj f/ Lil Wayne - "I Own It"

From DJ Smallz:

MP3: 1 Entranjj f/ Lil Wayne - "I Own It"




Video: Jessie Maguire Sits Down w/ Mac Miller

From Jessie Maguire:

Video: Jessie Maguire Sits Down w/ Mac Miller

PR: Just Blaze vs The Alchemist @ The Soundclash

From Park Street PR:

The Doctor's Orders in association with Dephect present
Just Blaze vs The Alchemist
The Soundclash

Bank Holiday Weekend 26th - 29th May 2011
Manchester - London - Brighton
Info & Tickets:

Two of the hottest producers in the world, with a catalogue of hits for the biggest names in the game including Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes & Snoop Dogg, are coming to England to battle each other head to head in a display of skills and selection in true soundclash style.

9pm-2am Thursday 26th May 2011
@ Moho Live, Tib Street, Manchester M4 1SH
Tickets: £10 in advance / MOTD
10pm-4am Friday 27th
& Saturday 28th May 2011
@ Plan B, 148 Brixton Road, London SW9
Tickets: £12 in advance / MOTD
10pm - 3am Bank Holiday Sunday 29th May 2011
@ Coalition, 171-181 Kings Road Arches, Brighton BN1 1NB
Tickets: £10 in advance / MOTD

Just Blaze is one of the most creative forces in the game. Having cut his teeth in the late 90's creating underground bangers for the likes of Buckshot. His distinctive sound soon caught the ear of the biggest players in the game and he soon had beats featured on albums for the likes of Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Big Pun & Jadakiss. It was however as an in house producer with Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella records that he really made waves producing instant classics for Kanye West, Cam'ron, Freeway, Memphis Bleek, Beanie Sigel and of course the main man himself Jay-Z who has featured Just Blaze beats on 6 of his last 7 albums, all of which have gone platinum!

The Jersey born producer, also known as the Megatron Don, has a distinctive soul drenched sound that still bangs so hard that it rocks dance-floors across the globe. Despite his credentials with the more mainstream names Just Blaze still has his ear in tune and hand in with the underground as he creates incredible soundscapes for the likes of Jay Electronica and Saigon. He will no doubt be treating a packed house to a fantastic mix of his own productions and the influences behind them in this exclusive sound-clash set.

The Alchemist, as the name would suggest has a knack of turning things into gold. Having got his start in the production game under the tutelage of two of the biggest names in the game, DJ Premier and DJ Muggs, this California native has made a name for himself for rough Boom Bap style hits. Through his work on albums for underground favourites Dilated Peoples & Defari he came to the attention of Mobb Deep who chose two beats to feature on the classic Murda Muzik, The Alchemist has not looked back since.

With a resume that now reads like a who's who of Hip-Hop including work with Nas, Ghostface, Lil-Wayne, Emimen (for who The Alchemist is tour DJ), Big Pun, Fat Joe & Raekwon to name just a few this battle between two of the most respected names in Hip-Hop is set to tear the roof off as is did last year especially as now we are rocking on the week end!

Providing the warm up for this incredible nights of Hip-Hop are some of the most respected names in the UK scene; Spin Doctor, The Last Skeptik & Mr Thing, and party crews Juicy, Classic Material & Main Squeeze. With a wealth of experience on radio but most importantly rocking clubs up and down the country they will all be making sure that this side of the pond is well represented while in such distinguished company. 

All events are presented in association with Dephect

PR: Lupe Fiasco and Steel Pulse To Headline The 25th Annual UCLA JazzReggae Festival

From HPR Los Angeles:
Lupe Fiasco and Steel Pulse to headline
The 25th Annual UCLA JazzReggae Festival
taking place May 29th & 30th
(Los Angeles, California - May 17, 2011) - After a quarter century of entertaining Southern California, the JazzReggae Festival announces its full lineup, which celebrates its illustrious history while providing a platform for upcoming new artists.  As headliners Steel Pulse and Lupe Fiasco enthusiastically come to UCLA's Intramural field, the 25th Annual JazzReggae Festival at UCLA boasts an innovative and eclectic lineup that will guarantee this year's festival-goers a truly unique experience.
This year's festival is excitedly redefining the Jam Day experience on May 29. The festival is proud to announce the debut of The JazzReggae 25 Revue with The 12-piece Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble Featuring Special Guests Talib Kweli, Bilal, Pharoahe Monch, Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Quadron, Karriem Riggins and More TBA. One of Los Angeles' most ingenious and experimental young composers, producers, and musicians, Miguel is well-known for composing the Suite for Ma Dukes, a musical tribute inspired by the work of late producer J. Dilla. He has worked with artists such as Stevie Wonder, John Legend, and Wayne Shorter. After two sold out shows in Los Angeles early this year, Swedish sensation Little Dragon is returning to bring their electric soul style to Jam Day. Funk and Soul veterans Lee Fields and the Expressions are sure to please crowds with their classic sound. Recently signed with Stones Throw Records, The Stepkids will be performing for Jam Day audiences, as well as Le J Trio Collective, a UCLA-based jazz group.
Jamaica native Gyptian will be following headliner Steel Pulse on Reggae Day, May 30. Tanya Stephens, accompanied by Detour Posse, will be bringing her socially conscious and influential dancehall music to UCLA's Intramural field. Also performing on Reggae Day, Panamanian duo Los Rakas combines bilingual lyricism with a mixture of reggae, hip hop, and dancehall sounds. Also performing on Reggae Day are The Wailing Souls, whose classic reggae roots sound is sure to add to the upbeat vibes of this beautiful Memorial Day spectacle. Southern Californian locals The Expanders and Samoan reggae crooner J-Boog will be performing as well.
The JazzReggae Festival is proud to introduce its sponsors S.O.Terik and Grooveshark. Tickets are currently on sale at UCLA's Central Ticket Office and on-line at  For further information, visit the 25th Annual JazzReggae Festival on-line at
Video: Big K.R.I.T., Locke Kaushal at #AggieFest

From Alvin Francis:

Video: Big K.R.I.T., Locke Kaushal at #AggieFest

Check out the performance from Locke Kaushal ( alongside other up and coming MC's J Gunn, Dom Kennedy, and Big K.R.I.T. last month at NC A&T's annual Aggiefest concert!!

Video: Fonzworth Bentley Talks Summer 2011 Fashion Trends

From DJ Smallz:

Video: Fonzworth Bentley Talks Summer 2011 Fashion Trends

Fonzworth Bentley Talks Summer 2011 Fashion Trends from DJ Smallz.

Video: D-Pryde - "Did It On My Own" (prod. DJ Swivel)

From BF Blasts:

Video: D-Pryde - "Did It On My Own" (prod. DJ Swivel)

MP3: Illa Ghee - "Oh No"

From PR Dean Multimedia:

MP3: Illa Ghee - "Oh No"


Video: Random Axe - "The Hex"

From Duck Down Music:

Video: Random Axe - "The Hex"

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