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Audible Treats: A3C - Live Performance And Interview Videos

Audible Treats: A3C - Live Performance And Interview Videos

Sixth Annual A3C Hip-Hop Festival Featured 9th Wonder, Murs, Jean Grae, Buckshot, And More

The Festival:

This past weekend marked the sixth annual A3C Hip-Hop Festival. An overwhelming success, the three-night, two-day event featured performances from over 200 artists across The Masquerade's five stages, in addition to a host of informative panel discussions, producer showcases and workshops, and more. For those that couldn't make it, the good folks at A3C made sure to capture interview and performance footage throughout the weekend from a number of artists tapped to perform. .

Below is a collection of that footage. For more videos, photos, and highlights from this year's festival, please visit .

9th Wonder interview at A3C: .

Murs Interview at A3C: .

Jean Grae Interview at A3C: .

Buckshot interview at A3C: .

Skyzoo interview at A3C: .

Donwill and Emilio Rojas audio interview at A3C: .

Evil D spinning at A3C: .

Access Atlanta also put together a slide show featuring photos from a handful of the shows: .

Download Part 2 of the Official 2010 A3C Mixtape here: .

Track Listing:
1. Murs - "Are You Ready" (prod. 9th Wonder)
2. Homeboy Sandman - "The Carpenter"
3. J-Live - "Home Or Away"
4. Lyrics Born - "Something Better"
5. The Cool Kids - "I’m Mikey"
6. Boog Brown ft. Kenn Starr - "Play The Game" (prod. Apollo Brown)
7. Pac Div ft. Marz Lovejoy - "Shine"
8. Rapper Big Pooh & Roc C [The Young Americans] - "Set It Off"
9. Nappy Roots - "P.O.N" (prod. SMKA)
10. Rhymefest - "Mermaid"
11. Skyzoo & illmind - "Speakers On Blast"
12. STS - "Is You Wit Me"
13. FKi ft. Aleon Craft - "About Me"
14. Erk Tha Jerk - "Perfect Mistake"
15. Tanya Morgan - "So Damn Down"
16. Tomorrow, Yesterday - "Ladies Say"
17. TRUTHLiVE ft. Moe Green - "Ready Set Go"
18. Hezekiah ft. D.R.E.S. tha BEATnik - "Corn Bread"
19. Bobby Creekwater - "Shades On My Face"
20. El Prez ft. Shawn Chrystopher - "Push The Date Up" (prod. Shawn Chrystopher)

Full list of artists and a detailed schedule: .

3 day passes are now on sale: .

Potluck Announces New Tour Dates & Begins Recording New Album

From Kerosene Media:

Potluck Announces New Tour Dates & Begins Recording New Album

Humboldt County California’s Potluck has announced a series of headlining tour dates in October. The group is currently at home working on their new studio album which is due out in early 2011 through Suburban Noize Records.
"We are in the middle of recording our new CD and needed a small break to get out, do some shows, and party,” commented 1 Ton from Potluck. “We hooked up with our boys Troll and Scum from out in Colorado and put a mini tour together. We’ve got a lot of surprises in store for fans that come out to these shows, so make sure you come join the party.”
Potluck recently released their video for the track "Vapors" online at The track appears on the group's new album, "Greatest Hits With My Buds", which also features guest appearances by Tech N9ne, D12, E-40, Chali 2na, and The Luniz.
10/21 - Grand Junction, CO - The Smoke Shack
10/22 - Denver, CO - The Aztlan Theatre
10/23 – Pueblo, CO - Club Lost
10/24 - Ft. Collins, CO - The Aggie Theatre

EP: Von Pea - Pea's Gotta Have It EP Stream

From Audible Treats:

EP: Von Pea - Pea's Gotta Have It EP Stream

Pea's Gotta Have It Now Scheduled For October 19th Release, Von Releases EP For Fans

A Note From Von Pea:

"So I'm having some (very) last minute issues. Heart-breaking shit but not the end of the world. I find out the day before the album is supposed to drop that it got pushed back to the 19th? Do I win some kind of prize for having the latest release date change ever or what? As a fan myself, I hate waiting (*ahem* to pay) for something and it not showing up when its supposed to. Y'all bear with me on this one, please. Amazon has it for preorder right now.

Until then...

Pep Rally (prod. Brizzo)
We Should Be Rocking (prod. Aeon)
I Know We're Right (prod. Aeon)
New Pair (Prod. Von Pea)
The Yorker (prod. Brick Beats)

Also, make sure to check back for the CD. *cries in the shower with all my clothes on*"

-Von Pea

Listen to the Pea's Gotta Have It EP here: .

In other Tanya Morgan news, Donwill recently sat down with Amoeba Records. Check out the video here: .

The Background:

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Von Pea has been emceeing since 1991 and producing since 2000. Initially attracted to hip-hop by the likes of Another Bad Creation and many other young rappers that were near his own age, Von would eventually shift his interest to those who would become his strongest influences – A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Big Daddy Kane, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, and Biggie. In 2002 Von Pea began an alliance with the original members of North Carolina rap group Little Brother (Phonte, Rapper Big Pooh, and 9th Wonder) which lead him to being featured on such projects as Phonte and Nicolay’s Foreign Exchange Connected album (“Von Sees”), and Little Brother’s The Minstrel Show (“Cheatin” interlude). In addition to his group’s music, Von has released acclaimed projects such as 2003’s“Custom Fitted, 2007’s Grand Vonye, and his late 2007 remix project American Angster which has been considered one of the best of the Jay Z remix albums. Von Pea is also a member of the rap group Tanya Morgan. Von Pea's latest solo album, Pea's Gotta Have it, will be released September 7th.

MP3: Trend & OG Knowledge - "Watch Me"

From Future Star Music:

MP3: Trend & OG Knowledge - "Watch Me"





Trend & OG Knowledge have teamed up with super producer Drumma Boy to put Arkansas on the map! This is their brand new single called "Watch Me" presented by Ball Hogg Entertainment. This one is for everybody who has haters out there always talking about what you are doing. They can sit back and just "Watch Me" get this money!

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Video: Billy Drease Williams Behind the Scenes of "Run"

From DTR45:

Video: Billy Drease Williams Behind the Scenes of "Run"

PR: Pigeon John's "Dragon Slayer" in Stores Today

From 'Stache Media:

Pigeon John's "Dragon Slayer" in Stores Today


Lead single "The Bomb" explodes in new national VW commercial

Los Angeles-based indie rapper/singer/songwriter/rocker and funny man Pigeon John is back with Dragon Slayer, out TODAY, October 12 via Quannum Projects.  Dragon Slayer follows up the critically acclaimed Pigeon John...And The Summertime Pool Party and houses the signature Pigeon John humor and witty rhymes, but with more rock and pop sounds. With the aid of keyboard wonder 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. 

AOL Music is streaming Pigeon John's Dragon Slayer in Full CD Listening Party | listen here

Before Dragon Slayer hit the streets, Volkswagen snatched up lead single, "The Bomb" for use in a national TV spot.  The Volkwagen Jetta commercial features the classic "sitting dance" by Gene Kelly & Donald O'Connor set to Pigeon John's "The Bomb."

View/post the Volkswagen Jetta commercial from here

Stream the banging new single "The Bomb" here

Just in case you missed it, enjoy and post this free download for "Before We're Gone" | mp3 download link here

Known for his wildly energetic performances, Pigeon John, deemed "a showman in the tradition of Cab Calloway and August Darnell" by the Los Angeles Times, is out wowing crowds again with his live show well through next year. Brand new dates have been added to the Dragon Slayer national tour, celebrating the CD release tonight in Boulder, CO at Club 156, and continuing on through the end of November.

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YouTube/PigeonJohnTV |
Myspace |

Twitter/@dothepigeon |

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The Dragon Slayer Tour
Pigeon John

w/ DJ Abilities (from Eyedea and Abilities from Rhymesayers crew) performing his own set plus mashing it up on stage as Pigeon John's DJ, w/ Dark Time Sunshine (feat. Onry Ozzborn from GreySkul)

Oct 12 | Boulder, CO | University of Colorado - Club 156
Oct 14 | Madison, WI | High Noon Saloon
Oct 15 | Minneapolis, MN | 7th Street Entry
Oct 16 | Chicago, IL | Morseland
Oct 17 | St. Louis, MO | Lola
Oct 19 | Columbia, MO | Mojos
Oct 20 | Lawrence, KS | Jackpot Music Hall
Oct 22 | Colorado Springs, CO | The Black Sheep
Oct 23 | Durango, CO | The Abbey Theater
Oct 29 | Fairfax, CA | 19 Broadway w/ Busdriver
Oct 30 | Reno, NV | Tonic Lounge w/ Busdriver
Nov 11 | Tucson, AZ | DV8 Nightclub
Nov 12 | Phoenix, AZ | Chasers
Nov 13 | Albuquerque, NM | Moonlight Lounge
Nov 15 | Austin, TX | Emo's
Nov 16 | Houston, TX | House of Blues - Bronze Peacock
Nov 17 | New Orleans, LA | 12 Bar
Nov 18 | Atlanta, GA | Drunken Unicorn
Nov 19 | Knoxville, TN | Barley's Tap Room
Nov 20 | Nashville, TN | The End
Nov 21 | Durham, NC | Casbah
Nov 22 | Baltimore, MD | The Talking Head Club
Nov 26 | Cambridge, MA | Western Front

Video: Fella Shows Off His Bricks (Jewelry)

From DJ Smallz:

Video: Fella Shows Off His Bricks (Jewelry)

Fella Shows Off His Bricks (Jewelry) from DJ Smallz.

MP3: John Regan - "Suicide ediciuS" (prod. by Needlz)

From Wil at Culture VI Records:

MP3: John Regan - "Suicide ediciuS" (prod. by Needlz)

FIRST - I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE NEEDLZ ON HIS 3RD CONSECUTIVE WEEK ON TOP OF THE BILLBOARD CHARTS FOR PRODUCING THE BRUNO MARS HIT "JUST THE WAY YOU ARE"! One of the most talented and genuine people in the industry - I'm thrilled that he's getting his moment! A number 1 hit and his newborn son - Nasir Eugene Cain - all in the same month!

October 12th was supposed to be the day Sorry I'm Late was released. But staying true to the name, it's been moved to November 2nd - but for good reason. I'm proud to announce that Culture VI Records & Fat Beats reached an agreement to distribute the album! So while pushing it back sucks, we needed time to manufacture the physical CD. You can pre-order it now at (for only $7.99). We'd REALLY appreciate pre-orders too. We've never been about sales, but the only way that independent artists are going to thrive is by fans showing the labels support.

You can hear all the snippets and singles at the newly launched

If you would like a press copy of the album for review or would like to interview John (or YZ or Needlz), shoot me over an email.

As for the new record - I figured I'd at least give you a song since there's no album. It's the second of three Needlz-produced records. I targeted this beat from the day Needlz sent it. It was supposed to be for someone else, but through the grace of God, it ended up on Sorry. It's a very conceptual song (you really gotta listen to BOTH verses to totally get it) - and one of John's personal favorites.

SIDENOTE: I'll be live on this Friday from 9p-midnight talking about a WHOLE lot of shit! Congrats to Mix1620 and the BumSquad DJs for reaching 2 million listeners last month!

Enjoy the song!


Artist: John Regan
Title: Suicide ediciuS
Album: Sorry I'm Late
Producer: Needlz
Label: Culture VI Records, Inc.

PR: Rapper/Producer Dalivaa Unveils New Single "I Can Handle It"

From Yo! PR:

Rapper/Producer Dalivaa Unveils New Single "I Can Handle It"

DOWNLOAD:  Dalivaa - I Can Handle It at .

A new Hip-Hop prodigy is emerging on the scene complete with all of the essential elements required to make him a sure-fire success. Darryl Warren Jr., aka Dalivaa, makes up one of Tampa, Florida premier rap soloist. While growing up, obtaining a strong influence from Hip-Hop, music was apparent. Listening to artists ranging from Slick Rick, Nas, Mase, AZ and his love for music flourished during these years, which gave him a strong foundation to build on. Producing his own tracks and writing lyrics, Dalivaa has perfected his craft over the years.

Witness the journey of a superstar in the making and listen to Dalivaa's brand new single "I Can Hande It", which is now available for download.

"My new single 'I Can Handle It' is basically my statement song. I'm saying that I can handle anything that the game throws at me. Also, I'm talking about the state of Rap as it is now and how it will be better with my presents in the game," says the emerging southern Producer/Rapper.

Previously, Dalivaa's clever and witty lyrics, powerful, crisp vocal delivery has made his single "Livin That Life" to debut on Billboard's Top 100 Hot Singles at #24 and Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles at #6, where he charted 4 spots down from worldwide superstar Lady Gaga, positioning himself besides renowned artists like Drake, Eminem, Pitbull, and Lloyd Banks. In addition, "Livin That Life" charted #20 in the nation on Mediabase's Urban Indie Chart and entered the Top 10 Most Requested Song on Internet Radio.

His music production have been placed in MTV television shows such as Rob Drydek's "Fantasy Factory", "Pimp My Ride", "Extreme Challenge", "Road Rules", Oxygen network show "The Bad Girls Club", and E! show "Keeping Up With The Kardashians."

To learn more about Dalivaa, visit his official website at .


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Video: Cooking With Quanstar #204 - Pita Pizza

From First Team Music:

Video: Cooking With Quanstar #204 - Pita Pizza

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