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MP3: SciFi Stu feat. Tha Connection - "Miss Stress"


From Domination Recordings:

MP3: SciFi Stu feat. Tha Connection - "Miss Stress"

With two well received singles under his belt, SciFi Stu releases his debut album 'From the Heaviest Heart to the Coldest Soul' November 2nd 2010 on Domination Recordings.

As a taster of the album and the SciFi Stu sound check out free download single 'Miss Stress' featuring respected New York Hip Hop duo Tha Connection.

Free Download: "Miss Stress" feat. Tha Connection at dominationrec.bandcamp.com/track/miss-stress-feat-tha-connection.

SciFi Stu's digi-singles have featured renowned hip hop artists such as "The Will" feat. Vast Aire (of Cannibal OX) and "No Swag Needed" featuring John Robinson and Remarkable Mayor.  His tracks have received airplay across the world from BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix to the Ready Cee Show in New York.

Peep the "No Swag Needed" video featuring John Robinson & Remarkable Mayor.



Album features include Count Bass D, John Robinson (Scienz of Life), TzariZM, Illustrate (Grey Matter), Dillon, L.I.F.E. Long (Stronghold), Tha Connection, Vast Aire & many more...You can pick up the Limited Edition CD or download the album from iTunes, Amazon and other outlets. NOVEMBER 2ND 2010.

SciFi Stu "Around My Way" EP

For further listening please check out the new SciFi Stu EP 'Around My Way' on Digi Crates Records to be released Sept/Oct 2010 featuring Prolifical, Ill Poetix, Vast Aire, Mikial & Tha Connection.

MP3: John Legend & The Roots - "Little Ghetto Boy"


From M3W:

MP3: John Legend & The Roots - "Little Ghetto Boy"

* http://bit.ly/c8RBE1 *

PR: New Leak From "Can't Ban Tha Truth" Trae ft. Lupe Fiasco


From Nancy B:

New Leak From "Can't Ban Tha Truth" Trae ft. Lupe Fiasco

NEW LEAK FROM TRAE THA TRUTH'S

HIGHLY ANTICIPATED STREET ALBUM

CAN'T BAN THA TRUTH

IN STORES EVERYWHERE

SEPTEMBER 28TH

BAD DON'T SEEM SO WRONG FT. LUPE FIASCO

* http://www.sendspace.com/file/bj2zx4 *

Stylah's "Treading Water" Available October 4th


From Ian at 7Thirty Entertainment

Stylah - Treading Water



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Stylah's debut album 'Treading Water' will be released digitally on October 4th and will be in stores November 8th.


Tracklisting
01 Intro
02 Prologue
03 Killa featuring Smiler
04 Treading Water
05 Childhood Sweetheart
06 Devils
07 Money
08 Them Boys featuring Memphis Bleek + Young Safi
09 Poetry
10 Hard Way
11 What's Your Poison?
12 Evening
13 Girl Is Mine featuring Tony D
14 Please Listen
15 Epilogue

MP3: Yo Gotti feat. Gucci Mane - "For the Hood"


From Chris at Koch/E1 Entertainment:

MP3: Yo Gotti feat. Gucci Mane - "For the Hood"

http://mim.io/1b0c5

Live From The Kitchen
December 2010

Buckshot Presents: "The Common Knowledgy Of The Entertainment Industry"


Available November 23rd
Buckshot.Common.Knowledgy

Buckshot is the co-founder of Duck Down Music & the lead MC for Black Moon & Boot Camp Clik. In 2005, Buckshot reinvented himself with his group project with 9th Wonder, entitled, Chemistry. The duo released a second title, The Formula, in 2008 and are currently in the mixing process of their third album, The Solution, in stores in 2011. In 2009, Buckshot teamed with KRS-ONE for their group album, Survival Skills.
2010 marks the 15 Year Anniversary of Duck Down Music. Buckshot has taken his 15 year experience and has crafted a pamphlet entitled The Common Knowledgy Of The Entertainment Industry. The pamphlet is comprised of three stages. Buckshot first educates readers on the 'Basics' of the entertainment industry providing his definitions for terms associated within the business. Buckshot then transitions to the 'Framework,' or inner-workings of a music label and answers commonly posed questions that he receives from fans & interviewers. In the final stage, Buckshot unveils 'How It All Works,' and illustrates the process of putting the knowledge to use & executing proposed goals.

Accompanying the pamphlet is a 13-track album provided as a download card, which can also serve as a page place-holder. The album features original Buckshot music based on the concepts from within the pamphlet.

Buckshot, along with co-owner of Duck Down Music, Dru Ha, has been the Executive-Producer of each title released by the long-standing and resilient Independent label. He's been part of over 3 million records sold, toured the globe performing his hits & worked with greats such as: Mary J. Blige, Aaliyah, Tupac Shakur, Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes, Talib Kweli, Funkmaster Flex & more. Buckshot has created original music for ESPN, The History Channel, Pizza Hut, Belvedere, HBO, Smirnoff, 2K Sports & others. He's been a part of campaigns through Duck Down's marketing arm, Vision, for companies such as: Coca-Cola, Mark Ecko Brand, Sketchers, 2K Sports, Scion, Olde English, Rockstar Games & more. Within the pamphlet, Buckshot provides insight on the many caps he wears, ranging from recording & performing artist, label owner and marketing executive.

Audio Download Card Track Listing: 
1) What Is Entertainment?
2) What is Street Team?
3) What is a Producer?
4) What is an Executive? 
5) What is Radio?
6) What is a Retail Rep?
7) How Do I Make A Record?
8) What is a Road Manager? 
9) How Do Record Label's Function?
10) How Do I Become An Artist? 
11) How Do I Get My Record To A DJ?
12) What is a CEO? 
13) How Do I Get My Beats To MCs?
14) How Do I Sell At Digital Retail?
15) What Is A Marketing Campaign?
16) Outro
Video: Erk Tha Jerk - "Perfect Mistake"


From Audible Treats:

Video: Erk Tha Jerk - "Perfect Mistake"

Video: Boxguts & Lo Deck - "They Know"


From Dunn Deal PR:

Video: Boxguts & Lo Deck - "They Know"

MP3: Lil Wayne - "I'm Not a Human Being"


From M3W:

MP3: Lil Wayne - "I'm Not a Human Being"

* http://tinyurl.com/LilWayneNotHuman *

MP3: Boog Brown & Apollo Brown - "Just Be"


From Audible Treats:

MP3: Boog Brown & Apollo Brown - "Just Be"

Apollo Brown & Boog Brown Release First Single From Collaborative Album

The Song:

Detroit based producer Apollo Brown and Atlanta based rapper Boog Brown are at it again. The pair’s first collaborations resulted in the enchanting mixtape The Grind Season Vol. 1, a tantalizing taste of what was soon to come. The wait will finally be over when the duo release their first full-length album Brown Study on September 28, 2010, via Mello Music Group. The long-awaited album will feature the likes of Miz Korona, Invincible, Kam Moye, and Kenn Starr.

The first single off of Brown Study is the sensual “Just Be,” an intimate whisper that floats over Apollo Brown’s shimmering samples and passionate groove, inspiring the intense pleasures of living in the present and savoring every moment. Boog expressed that desire, advising us to “Live in the moment. In all things, intimacy, joy, pain, hurt, loss, gain, triumph. All of that -- be in it. Feel it, because it’s the fabric of life. Blink and it's gone.” Powerful and vibrant lyrics such as “Enraptured in the scent/ This is bliss at length/ From start to the finish/ Euphoric/ Absorbed in the ebullience/ Elegant every sense awakened” meld with Apollo’s sampled soft horns, sweeping strings, and chimes, echoing his thought that "'Just Be' is one of those songs that exude passion and feeling. We don't have a lot of true feeling in the music now days. Emcees and producers shouldn't be afraid to express themselves exactly how they please.”

Boog Brown and Apollo Brown’s album Brown Study will be available September 28th via Mello Music Group.

Download Boog Brown & Apollo Brown's "Just Be" here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Boog_Brown_and_Apollo_Brown-Just_Be.mp3 .

The Background:

Boog Brown:

In the world of Hip Hop, Atlanta based Boog Brown spreads her "Dope Girl Magic" like her life depends on it and returns us to the roots of a genre that has literally changed the world. Currently based in Atlanta, Detroit native Brown describes herself as a "lover, fighter and artist." This is reflected in her personal style, lyrical approach and unique perspective. Though she has been an emcee for roughly 3 years, her writing goes back to the age of 15, allowing her to amass an arsenal of lyrics including two chapbooks of poetry, Swimming Against the Current State of Mind: My Life In Words and Black Tie Fish Fry, and her debut mixtape, the 2007 release entitled Extended Play. Earlier this year, Brown released The Grind Season Vol. 1 mixtape which features production from Illastrate, Lex Boogie, 14KT and appearances from staHHr, Fluxwonda of Binkis Recs, and Mojo Swagger. The Brown Study LP will be dropped September 28, 2010 via Mello Music Group.

Apollo Brown:

Born into a bi-racial family in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Apollo Brown's early influences skewed more toward the music of Journey and The Carpenters than the urban genres his peers often cite as inspiration. This is not to say that once hip-hop came into play, Apollo wasn’t all in. Just as easily as he can praise the virtues of yacht rock, the 29-year-old beatsmith can name personal heroes - Gang Starr, Wu-Tang, Mobb Deep, M.O.P., Nas, and Black Moon - from the early 90s period in which, for him, beats and rhymes became life. Apollo began making his own music in 1996 using Voyetra audio software, then upgraded to Cool Edit 2000 in becoming a self-described bedroom beat-maker for roughly the next eight years. It was the mid-2000s, and the upstart producer saw no future for his work - work he had dedicated his life to - in an industry where radio was setting a formulaic pattern for mainstream music. But he eventually began to miss the creativity in his craft and began producing once again, releasing the instrumental albums Skilled Trade (2007) and Make Do (2009). He went on in 2009 to win the Detroit Red Bull Big Tune Championships and competed in the national finals. Apollo then signed as a producer with the Mello Music Group in December of 2009. His debut album, The Reset, is available now via Mello Music Group.

About Mello Music Group:

Like Lao Tzu in hip-hop, Mello Music Group provides music for the soul, from the heart of American culture, opening the realm of the intelligent hip-hop experience through melodic evocations, beats that corroborate the truth, and voices that roar above the rising void and impose order on the terrible & triumphant moments of everyday life. This is the compelling sound of Mello Music Group. Industry newcomer Michael Tolle founded MMG in 2007 and is acting Director of Operations. MMG will be releasing projects from Oddisee, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Kenn Starr, Finale, Trek Life, Dudley Perkins, Sareem Poems, UPS, and YU throughout 2010. http://www.myspace.com/mellomusicgroup .


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