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David Banner & 9th Wonder's "Slow Down" f/ Heather Victoria

From the upcoming "Death Of A Pop Star", David Banner & 9th Wonder - Slow Down (feat. Heather Victoria)

Video: The Roots - "Dear God 2.0"

The official video for The Roots' "Dear God 2.0" from their forthcoming How I Got Over album

Super Chron Flight Bros' "STRANGERS WITH CANDY" Remix

From James Dunn:

Super Chron Flight Bros' "STRANGERS WITH CANDY" Remix

Super Chron Flight Bros, "Strangers With Candy" (Marmaduke Jelineck remix)

CAPE VERDE drops today on iTunes
Video: David Banner & 9th Wonder - "Slow Down"

From Audible Treats:

Video: David Banner & 9th Wonder - "Slow Down"

David Banner & 9th Wonder Release Their First Video From Death Of A Pop Star Full Of Action And Adventure

The Video:

As they prepare to drop their highly anticipated album, Death of A Pop Star,, this summer, the super duo of David Banner and 9th Wonder are releasing the video for the album's lead single, "Slow Down." Featuring R&B chanteuse, Heather Victoria, who also doubles as David Banner's leading lady in the video - who just so happens to get kidnapped, leading David Banner and sidekick 9th Wonder through a maze of unforeseen twists and unexpected turns. "At some point the artist shall be held accountable to his or her self," says David Banner. "This is me understanding that and doing something about it." Fitting in with that theme, David Banner is aided throughout the video by a special pair of sunglasses, allowing the rapper to a glimpse into the dark underworld of the kidnappers he's chasing.

David Banner and 9th Wonder's Death Of A Pop Star will be released this summer via David Banner's Big Face Ent.

Check out David Banner & 9th Wonder's "Slow Down" Video here: .

Johnny Richter Offers Fans Download From Solo Album

From Kerosene Media:

Johnny Richter Offers Fans Download From Solo Album

For Immediate Release:
Kottonmouth Kings’ Johnny Richter Offers Fans FREE Download From Solo Album; Johnny Richter “Laughing” In Stores July 6th
Kottonmouth Kings' frontman Johnny Richter is offering fans a free download of the track "Let's Go" online at The track appears on Richter’s upcoming solo album, "Laughing", which hits stores on July 6th through Suburban Noize. Johnny Richter will be appearing on this summer's Strange Noize tour alongside (Hed)pe, Kutt Calhoun, Big B and Blestenation throughout June and July.
“This record has been in the works for years, as I was actually one of the first solo artists signed to Suburban Noize Records back when Kottonmouth Kings were still signed to Capitol Records,” said Johnny Richter. “Now just seemed like the right time to finally release a solo record.”
Drawing from his personal and professional experiences on the road for the past decade, Johnny Richter had a rich palette to paint his solo masterpiece. The piano driven melody of “Evolution” takes listeners on a journey down memory lane, while the breezy acoustics of “Remember That Summer” resurrects the feel-good vibrations of Sublime. The album is bolstered by Kottonmouth Kings alumni the Dirtball who drops by on "Nice Cold One" the soundtrack for kicking back with good friends and cold drinks, while things slow down when Daddy X spits on "Hello World".
Johnny Richter is currently offering fans autographed copies of “Laughing”, along with a limited edition t-shirt for anyone who pre-orders the album online at .
Jun 21 - Colorado Springs, CO -  Black Sheep
Jun 22 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
Jun 23 - Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
Jun 24 - Maplewood, MN - The Rock
Jun 25 - Elgin, IL - The Roadhouse
Jun 26 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's
Jun 27 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Jun 28 - Columbus, OH - Al Rosa Villa
Jun 29 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
Jun 30 - Worchester, MA - The Palladium
Jul 01 - West Springfield, VA - JAXX
Jul 02 - Jacksonville, NC - Hooligan's
Jul 03 - Fayetteville, NC - Jester's Pub
Jul 04 - Goose Creek, SC - The Dive
Jul 06 - Orlando, FL - Firestone
Jul 07 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Jul 08 - Jacksonville, FL - The Pit
Jul 09 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
Jul 10 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
Jul 12 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Jul 13 - Dallas, TX - Trees
Jul 14 - San Antonio, TX - Back Stage Live
Jul 15 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
Jul 16 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
Jul 17 - San Luis Obispo, CA - Downtown Brew
Jul 18 - Ventura, CA - Majestic Theatre
Jul 20 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
Jul 21 - Medford, OR - Main 1 Arts Center
Jul 22 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Jul 23 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Jul 24 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
Jul 25 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
Jul 27 - Casper, WY - Downtown Grill
Jul 28 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Jul 29 - Reno, NV - Knitting Factory
Jul 31 - Orangevale, CA- The Boardwalk
Aug 01 - Modesto, CA - Fat Cat
Aug 03 - Petaluma, CA - Phoenix Theatre
Aug 06 - Bakersfield, CA - Tilted Kilt
Aug 07 - San Bernardino, CA - National Orange Show

Krayzie Bone Revives "Lyrical Paraphernalia" for July 27th

From RBC Records:

Krayzie Bone Revives "Lyrical Paraphernalia" for July 27th

For Immediate Release –
LOS ANGELES, CA (June 22) – Being one of the greatest hip-hop artists of all time, you have to come correct in nearly every project released. With the competition that is prevalent in this era of hip-hop there is no room for releasing a monochromatic or sub par product. Consistency is king and Krayzie Bone of the legendary Bone Thugs-N-Harmony has been a model of consistency for nearly 20 years. Proof can be seen in his newest solo endeavor “Lyrical Paraphernalia” hitting stores July 27th.
With the success of the last two Bone Thugs albums “Strength & Loyalty” (which sold over 500,000 copies on the strength of the smash single “I Tried” featuring Akon) and their most recent album “UNI-5: The World’s Enemy” (which peaked at #3, is currently #18 on Billboards Rap Charts, and has production by DJ U-Neek), Krayzie Bone finds himself in an ideal position to give his fans more of what they obviously been yearning for.
Including appearances from the rest of the iconic crew from Cleveland, Krayzie keeps it all in the family by including his fellow Bone Thugs-N-Harmony on several tracks on the album. “Lyrical Paraphernalia” also features the single “What Have I Become (Trouble)” where Krayzie takes on his life’s decisions and how they affect him on his day to day grind.
Founded in the early 90’s, the group was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance with their song "Tha Crossroads" from their E 1999 Eternal album.
In 1998, Krayzie recorded his solo debut, Thug Mentality 1999. The album was released as a double disc set, featuring a large selection of guest appearances and was certified platinum by the RIAA. In 2001, Krayzie released Thug On Da Line with the album receiving positive reviews from music critics and went gold. also labeled it as one of the best albums of 2001. In 2006, Krayzie Bone was featured on “Ridin'” by Chamillionaire and received the "Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group" at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards.
They always say third time is a charm. With “The Fixtape Vol. 3: Lyrical Paraphernalia”, Krayzie Bone is making sure that holds true.
In Stores everywhere July 27th.
What Have I Become (Trouble) - .

Eternia & MoSS - The Half - "Your Daddy Is My Daddy!"

From Sav One:

Eternia & MoSS - The Half - "Your Daddy Is My Daddy!"

For Immediate Release: Eternia & MoSS "The Half" (Audio)

Eternia & MoSS are now 1 week away from the official release of "AT LAST," and they wanted to share a more personal, content-driven track with the listeners. The track is called "The Half;" a half-siblings anthem, which Eternia says is...for those moments in life when you find yourself saying..."Your Daddy Is My Daddy!" Check it out...

Eternia & MoSS - The Half (Prod. By MoSS)

Eternia LIVE at Fat Beats Record Store in NYC on Release Day

Eternia will be signing copies of the Eternia & MoSS "AT LAST" LP & Limited Edition Vinyl EP on June 29th at 7pm.

FAT BEATS NYC Record Store:

406 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10011-8432
(212) 673-3883


Statement Issued on Behalf of Joseph Cartagena (aka Fat Joe)

Statement Issued on Behalf of Joseph Cartagena (aka Fat Joe)

From Dawn Florio Esq. on behalf of Joseph Cartagena:

Rapper Joseph Cartagena, known as Fat Joe, members of his entourage and security staff were briefly questioned by members of the Madison, Wisconsin Police Department who were investigating false allegations made by a woman who initially posed as a fan and later claimed to be the victim of an assault after demanding money.

At no point did Mr. Cartagena or any member of his entourage assault or have any improper contact with the woman. It is truly unfortunate that false allegations such as these cause the public to doubt the claims of actual victims of sexual assaults.

Cymarshall Law + Skit Slam Are Everliven Sound

From Freedom Entertainment:

Cymarshall Law + Skit Slam Are Everliven Sound


To celebrate the official album release of Freedom II, Cymarshall Law and Skit Slam (better known as Everliven Sound) unveil the music video for the album's lead single  "Get Up, Stand Up (Survivalist)."  The album is now available on Amazon and iTunes.

Video: .

iTunes: .

Amazon: .

   1. Get Up Stand Up (Survivalist)
   2. Christening
   3. Elements (feat. El Da Sensei)
   4. Waiting Too Long
   5. Hook Them
   6. Walk Away
   7. Crack & The Electric Chair (feat. Hakim Green)
   8. All Right All Real
   9. Days of Faster
  10. Come Correct
  11. Holes in they Shoes (feat. C Rayz Walz)
  12. Ms. Liquor Spliff
  13. Sun, Moon & Stars (feat. Stahhr)
  14. Follow My Lead
  15. Can You Relate (feat. John Robinson)
  16. Don't Believe
  17. Dumbflows
  18. Know No

About the Album

Freedom II is the new album by group Everliven Sound consisting of Jamaican-rooted, UK-raised brothers Cymarshall Law (New Jersey) and Skit Slam (UK), coming to us at the exact time its needed to bring balance to the force known as Hip-Hop. Freedom II carries a vibe similar to their last album, Freedom (Freedom Entertainment, 2008), which was released to outstanding reviews across the globe. Both projects are overflowing with the same essential and rare musical quality – substance.

Songs “Get Up, Stand Up (Survivalist)” (mentioned above), “Days of Faster”, “Elements” (feat. El Da Sensei) and “Know No” stand out amongst Freedom II’s 18 consistent tracks marked by good ole’ raw, original boom-bap hip-hop. The lyrical talent, immaculate wordplay and clever topics from the MC’s ensure they continue to compete with the best in their field. Entirely produced by The Beatnikz, described as Sweden’s finest, this beat team stays true to their own original production style – a sound that is fresh and forward, but still very accessible.

Artist Highlights

    * Everliven Sound’s premier album Freedom (Freedom Entertainment, 2008) was embraced domestically and overseas, and featured the talent of Pace won, Wordsworth, Mary-Lou and Ty-chee.
    * Cymarshall Law and Skit Slam have independently released and appeared on several successful projects and have toured internationally dozens of times in the last decade. Single “Ghosts of Hip Hop” from Cymarshall Law’s most recent project, Creator’s Kid EP, received an indie spotlight feature and a placement of #4 on iTunes Top Indie Tracks Chart.
    * The Beatniks are one of the most well known production teams out of Norrkoping, Sweden, consisting of Lil Jay and Frank Blank.

More Information
Cymarshall Law - .
Skit Slam - .

Album Singles

"Elements" (feat El Da Sensei) Download: .
"Crack & The Electric Chair" (feat Hakim Green) Download: .
"Get Up, Stand Up (Survivalist)" Download: .

Buy Links

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Amazon: .

Rappers & "Stop Teen Violence" Rally at 3rd Annual Trae Day

From Nancy B:

Rappers & "Stop Teen Violence" Rally at 3rd Annual Trae Day


Houston, TX – July 22nd marks the 3rd anniversary of “Trae Day”, an honor bestowed upon rapper Trae Tha Truth by City Hall for his never-ending support and charitable works within Houston’s less fortunate communities. This year’s celebration will be held at the former International Ballroom, located at 14035 Main Street, Houston, TX and will be Trae’s biggest event yet. The roster of performers expected include Lupe Fiasco, Yo Gotti, Wacka Flocka, Sean Garret, Young Buck and members of Young Money, as well as Trae himself, brother Jay’Ton and Big Pokey. Hosts for the event include DJ Khaled, Sirius’ Angela Yee, former Party 93.3 jock Crisco Kidd and comedian, Lil Duval and the entire event is once again free to the public.

Trae and his non-profit, Angels By Nature/A Better Neighborhood, will also be sponsoring a host of family entertainment to include train rides, pony rides and face painting as well as free school supplies and uniform items. Booths will also be set up for free HIV testing, immunizations and blood and glucose level screenings.

With last year’s Trae Day event being marred by an act of senseless violence, in which several people were injured, this year the entire event will be dedicated to a rally aimed to “Stop Teen Violence”, a growing problem in our nation, in the hopes that Houston’s young people can be encouraged to find alternative outlets to express their anger and frustration, by the people they most admire.

Donations for Trae Day’s school uniform and supplies giveaway are being accepted at both Houston locations of SF2 (North side location - 215 West Greens Road, Houston 77067) and (South side location - 7204 Southwest Fwy, Houston, 77074.) They will be accepting donations of school uniform items and school supplies such as backpacks, notebooks, binders, crayons, pencils, math supplies etc. and the drop-off locations will be active until Tuesday, July 20th. A full list of donation items needed is below.



School Supplies










Pencil cases



Tan or black pants

White polo shirts

Black belts

White socks

Youth sizes solid black or solid white shoes

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