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Video: Double XL - "Man On Fire Episode Five"

Video: Double XL - "Man On Fire Episode Five"

Courtesy RMG.

Double XL and the Hood Platinum give a big announcement in regards to their future, make sure you check it out. Also make sure you request Double XL's single, Troy P, at your local radio station. Powered by Revo Media.

MP3: Awon f/ B.I.G. - "Still Strugglin'"

MP3: Awon f/ B.I.G. - "Still Strugglin'"

Courtesy Antwan Wiggins.

Rest In Peace to Notorious B.I.G. being born in Brooklyn not far from his neighborhood makes it only right to honor the G.O.A.T. with a new rendition of one of my favorite songs off his Classic debut album Ready To Die. So on behalf of myself and my homie Thomas Prime, we present Still Strugglin'. Please feel free to post to your well respected blogs and websites.

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TriState Presents: "Coffee Break" (Zeds Dead vs DJ Bobby B)

TriState Presents: "Coffee Break" (Zeds Dead vs DJ Bobby B & DJ Doc Swift)

Courtesy Wandering Worx Music.

This is the first FREE single off of DJ Bobby B of the Kottonmouth Kings new mixtape dropping March 15th.

DJ Bobby B of the KottonMouth Kings along with DJ Doc Swift recruit mulit-talented artist Tristate of Gold Chain Military to deliver a first class lyrical exhibition on the dub step timeless instrumental "Coffee Break" produced by Zeds Dead.

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MP3: A.Dd+ - "Can't You See" (prod. Nicknack)

MP3: A.Dd+ - "Can't You See" (prod. Nicknack)

Courtesy Dive Hi Fly Lo.



XXL Texas Freshmen
w Kendrick Lamar, Danny Brown, Hopsin, Future,
The Niceguys, Kydd, Worldwide, and DJ Rapid Ric

Venue: 1100 Warehouse
Address: 1100 E 5th St
Time: 10:00 PM
Details: All ages

Next Stage
Location: Austin Convention Center, 1st Floor Exhibit Hall 4
Address: 500 E Cesar Chavez St 
Time: 5:00 PM

Audible Treats
w Souls of Mischief, Talib Kweli, Dudley Perkins,
Georgia Anne Muldrow, DJ Toure, Truthlive, Moe Green,
L.E.P. Bogus Boys, Roach Gigz, SL Jones and THEESatisfaction

Venue: Kiss & Fly
Address: 404 W Colorado St
Time: 10:25 PM

Spring Break! 
Presented by MFG, Guns In The Sun, Hit City USA and Quit Mumbling
w Escort, The Men, Hooray For Earth, American Royalty,
Mancub, Mmoths, The Shrine, Harriet and Jonwayne

Venue: Barbarella
Address: 615 Red River St
Time: 3:00 PM
Details: 21+, Free w RSVP

3/9 – Chicago, IL – Subterreanean – Tickets
3/10 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection – Tickets
3/11 – St. Louis, MO – Gramophone – Tickets
3/13 – 3/16 Austin, TX – SXSW Showcases - Details
3/16 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues – Tickets
3/17 – Scottsdale, AZ – Chaser's – Tickets
3/18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy – Tickets
3/20 – Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones – Tickets
3/21 – Fresno, CA – Fulton 55 – Tickets
3/22 – San Francisco – 330Ritch – Tickets
3/23 – Portland, OR – Crown Room
3/24 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
3/25 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile – Tickets
3/28 – Minneapolis MN – 7th Street Entry – Tickets
3/29 – Iowa City, IA – Mission Creek Festival – Tickets
3/30 – Toledo, OH – Frankie's Underground
*A.Dd+ spot dates, not part of Claps and Slaps Tour

Press Release: Jaecyn Bayne - "Audio Therapy"

Press Release: Jaecyn Bayne - "Audio Therapy"

Courtesy Matt B.

After wrapping up a 25-city US tour with Hip-Hop Icon Canibus this past year, as well as appearing alongside Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, & Killah Priest on the Headhunters “Platinum” album and Kurupt’s “The Academy” compilation, South Carolina native/Indianapolis transplant Jaecyn Bayne is ready to release his debut album Audio Therapy.

Signed to renowned Jazz label “Owl Studios”, Bayne’s Audio Therapy is slated for a 4-24-2012 release date and will feature guest appearances from Styles P, Fred the Godson, Canibus & Keith Murray alongside production from Streetrunner and Bronze Nazareth among others. Audio Therapy is another masterpiece under the A&R umbrella of Matthew “M80” Markoff whose credits include works for Wu-Tang, Canibus, Kurupt, The Undergods, Planet Asia & more.

Jaecyn has already accomplished so much, but for an artist who is about to release his debut effort he’s very aware of his surroundings as he states, “Its not easy being a new contender in such a vast arena. I’m thankful for the amazing strides I have been able to make in such a short period of time and look forward to what the future holds in terms of growth and progress. Audio Therapy represents my way of coping with the struggles of being an artist on the brink of success, though held back by own my devices.  I believe the album is going to provide the cure for a lot of like-minded people who are going through a lot of the same struggles I’ve endured; and currently endure to this day while trying to plant my feet as a breakout artist.”

In addition, to the release of his debut LP, Bayne will also be releasing a free mixtape and Audio Therapy’s first video “Family Thing” which is expected to debut in March and he will be embarking on a US tour with the likes of Canibus, Planet Asia, & Rusty Redenbacher (ATFU).

Video: Kurtis Blow Jr. - "Blowed"

Video: Kurtis Blow Jr. - "Blowed"

Courtesy RBC Records.

March 2, 2012 - Kurtis Blow Jr. (aka Kurtis Cloud) has been grinding, putting out album quality music that he feels his fans deserve over the past few years, and his hard work is finally paying off. He has a world wide tour locked in, reaching from Europe to Japan, dates on Bad Boy’s own Machine Gun Kelly’s “Hostile Takeover” tour with Tech N9ne, all which will assist him in reaching new crowds.

To coincide with all his touring Kurtis plans to introduce to the world his first EP “Champagne Dreams & Purple Clouds”, an iconoclastic hip-hop project that was inspired by Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon”, slated to drop mid first quarter. To celebrate the World Wide release of CDPC Kurtis is debuting the first video from the project for the single “Blowed”.

MP3: ABN Renegadez (Trae Tha Truth, Rod C, JayTon) - "We Here"

MP3: ABN Renegadez (Trae Tha Truth, Rod C, JayTon) - "We Here"

Courtesy Papa Smirf.

Also make sure to Download Trae Tha Truth new App For iPhone And Android!!!' - IAMTRAE. It's Free for Yo phone, music, videos, etc.


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MP3: Leisure Gang - "Leisure Gang" (URBNET Records)

MP3: Leisure Gang - "Leisure Gang" (URBNET Records)

Sweatshop Union follows up on the 2011 release of the Bill Murray EP with the launch of Leisure Gang. Furthering the progressive sound they’re known for, the self titled debut EP release is scheduled for a April free digital release. The group’s Leisure Gang project promises to bring a loose party feel to both the live show and their recorded music.

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Catch Sweatshop Union & Leisure Gang at SXSW:
Mar 15 – SXSW – Oy Vey Showcase @ 606/Lipstick
Mar 16 – SXSW – Planet Hip Hop Showcase @ TenOak
Mar 18 – SXSW – BIBT Showcase – venue tba

E-Train Links with Talib Kweli, Wordsworth, Keith Murray

E-Train Links with Talib Kweli, Wordsworth, Keith Murray

Courtesy Melanie J Cornish.

San Francisco native, E-Train will be releasing his debut solo project through Elevated Press Records on March 20th this year. The Hip-Hop advocate has called upon a league of thoroughbred MCs to join him on this project such as Talib Kweli, Keith Murray, Wordsworth, Akrobatik and more.

Teaming up underground heavyweights with the bourgeoning lyricists which the Bay Area and beyond has to offer, E-Train aptly fuses the old with the new to present a cohesive project which boasts versatility while displaying his competent controls behind the mixing desk.

ON SOLID GROUND is E-Train's return to the digital world since The Loyalists, E-Train's long time Hip-Hop crew, went on hiatus in 2009. Explaining the concept behind the album, E-Train explains "I started working with artists from around the Bay Area but it quickly spread across the country. Before I knew it, I was working with some of my favorite MCs on the planet and the end result was an album which combines that boom-bap Hip-Hop with soul and R&B, an album I am very proud of."

ON SOLID GROUND is available through all digital retailers on March 20th.


01. On Solid Ground (feat. Rubydell)
02. Same Game (feat. Pep Love, Wordsworth)
03. Guess Again (feat. Phil the Agony, Talib Kweli, Stephen Memmo)
04. Three Clicks (feat. D Mottola)
05. Fiyah Burn (feat. Holly Saucy)
06. The Show (feat. Akrobatik)
07. Endangered Species (feat. Rasco)
08. Blackout (feat. Phil the Agony)
09. Will To Live (feat. Celsius 7)
10. The Love Epidemic (feat Gyrl Ab'Strakt)
11. Outrageous (feat. D Mottola, Pro, Virtu)
12. As Loud As You Want (feat. Jay Qwest, Rubydell)
13. Up In Smoke (feat. Phil the Agony, Holly Saucy)
14. Bombin The System (feat. D Mottola, Tai the 13th, Touchphonics)
15. It's Goin Down Gettin Down (feat. The Aztext)
16. Talk Shit (feat. BURNTmd, Keith Murray)
17. Middle Finger Lifestyle (feat. Anderson Ray, Mic Danja)
18. There Was A Time (feat. Rubydell)

Video: Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Bárbaro

Video: Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Bárbaro

Courtesy Nora Ritchie.

UK's revered independent artists, DJ/producer Quantic and soul powerhouse Alice Russell, are joining forces for their first collaborative album Look Around The Corner. The album will be out on April 3rd via Tru Thoughts.  Today, Tru Thoughts have released a new mini-documentary that takes us into the recording process of the album's second single "I'll Keep My Light In My Window," first made famous by The Temptations.

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