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PR: Remynd Features Hip-Hop Legend Kool G Rap


From Chad Horton:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 31, 2010

REMYND FEATURES HIP HOP LEGEND KOOL G RAP ON LEAD SINGLE “SAVIOUR” AND MUSIC VIDEO (@REMYNDER @THEREALKOOLGRAP)

(Miami, Florida) – Puerto Rican Hip Hop artist, Remynd features the legendary hip hop emcee, Kool G Rap on his lead single entitled “Saviour”. The single is seeing success on the college radio circuit as well as the Internet. Jessica Weber of Co-Sign Collective, is handling radio servicing and has reported that “Saviour” is #3 Most Added on CMJ Hip Hop, as well as debuting on RapAttackLives.com and RapNetwork Record Breakers charts.

The official music video for “Saviour” was shot in New York City by Jeremy Jackson (Foxy Shazam, Gwen Stacy), will feature Kool G Rap, and will release online September 7th, 2010.

Remynd will be releasing his debut album ‘Sex & Computers’, independently through his own label, Remynd Music, LLC on September 28th, 2010. In a day and age where themes grab the listener and viewer with pulsating sound and visuals, Remynd debuts an album which features the two hottest addictions in the contemporary age, Sex & Computers.

Remynd's rare bilingual delivery is quintessentially captured in the song, "What Did He Say" produced by the legendary Easy Mo Bee (Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes, Alicia Keys), who say’s "Remynd came up with a real interesting record".

Sex & Computers holds the listeners interest without the usual crutch of featured artists, apart from one special appearance by legendary rapper Kool G Rap on lead single "Saviour". Recorded in the famous 'Legends Recording Studio' in New York City, Remynd pays homage to East Coast hip-hop while refining his own style and content.

Watch the 1st promo video for ‘Sex & Computers’:
http://bit.ly/SEXandCOMPUTERSpromovid1

About Remynd
Born into a military family, Remynd treats his music like bootcamp: Aggressive and powerful, with lyrics over strong and tenacious beats; bound to carve a lane in an unpredictable industry. Having already opened up for veterans in the Rap game including KRS-One, Talib Kweli, The Roots and Ludacris, the Puerto Rican native hopes to become a trendsetter and, ultimately, a household name.

Also born during the emergence of Hip Hop, Remynd, traveled vigorously as a child due to his military father. Forced to find ways to cohere to the culture of Germany where his family were stationed, to attending twelve different schools throughout his childhood, Remynd’s fast paced life prepared him for the lifestyle of an artist. To escape the pain and sufferings of a war that could easily claim his father, the Puerto Rican native focused his efforts into perfecting his raw talent.

Music runs through the veins of Remynd, which is nourished by his Latin Jazz percussionist father who traveled the world performing and also had the opportunity to accompany Grammy-award winning musician Ray Baretto, the godfather of Latin jazz. For more information visit on Remynd visit facebook.com/remynd or myspace.com/remynd. Follow @Remynder.

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Single (dirty): "Saviour" feat. Kool G Rap
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2106285/Remynd%20-%20Saviour%20-%20ft.%20Kool%20G%20Rap%20-%20dirty.mp3

Single (clean): "Saviour" feat. Kool G Rap
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2106285/Remynd%20-%20Saviour%20-%20ft.%20Kool%20G%20Rap%20-%20clean.mp3

Single (instrumental): "Saviour" feat. Kool G Rap
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2106285/Remynd%20-%20Saviour%20-%20ft.%20Kool%20G%20Rap%20-%20instrumental.mp3

Single Cover Art:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2106285/Saviour%20Single%20Cover%20-%20600x600.jpg

Photo: Remynd & Kool G Rap
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2106285/Remynd%20%26%20KGR.JPG

 

Video: Apollo Brown Exclusive Video Footage


From Audible Treats:

Video: Apollo Brown Exclusive Video Footage

MP3: Dorrough feat. Jim Jones - "Get Em Live"


From Chris at Koch/E1 Entertainment:

MP3: Dorrough feat. Jim Jones - "Get Em Live"

* http://limelinx.com/files/cf99a134a875da24e6d90b20e94e3e8f *

“GET BIG”

In Stores & Online

9.7.10

* www.twitter.com/dorroughmusic *

PR: The Burnerz (Zion I) Drop Album Oct. 12th


From Nik the Publicist:

PRODUCER THE ARE AND ZUMBI (OF ZION I) ARE THE BURNERZ--LP DROPS OCT 12, 2010--LEAK SINGLES EVERY WEEK UNTIL THEN

THE BURNERZ LEAK "ELOHEEM" AS THEY READY SELF-TITLED DEBUT LP


August 31, 2010--Oakland, CA--The Burnerz are a new duo consisting of Zumbi of the hip-hop group Zion I and the Houston-based Trackmasters producer, The Are. Now, after a year of scratching out rhymes, making beats, mixing, and mastering, The Burnerz—who met on tour in Europe in 2003—just completed one of the most energizing independent hip-hop albums of the year.

The Burnerz recruited The Grouch, OneBeLo, Martin Luther, and C-Holiday for the album. “Instead of going through layers of editing (like we do for Zion I),” explains Zumbi of his approach, “We tried to capture the initial emotion of both lyrics and beats for this album.”

Zumbi has always set a new standard for socially conscious hip-hop and this album is no exception. The track “The Edge” where The Grouch and Zumbi spit rhymes about snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.  “It's about feeling hopeless and fearful, but having just enough strength to turn around and confront one's demons,” explains Zumbi.

As the charismatic emcee of Bay Area group Zion I, Zumbi has released six critically acclaimed albums along with numerous EPs and mixtapes. Zumbi contributed to the Grammy-Award winning group Linkin Park’s album Reanimation as well as the BassNectar album, and mixtapes for the Roots, K'naan and Q-Tip. Currently, Zion I are touring with reggae sensations Rebelution. Their seventh album Atomic Clock drops Nov 9.

Veteran producer, The Are, hails from Houston, TX but his production style is more drum-heavy east coast in sound than southern.  He began his career with the trio K-Otix in the mid 90s, touring Europe and releasing the 2001 LP, Universal, and producing two tracks for EMC (Punchline, Masta Ace, Wordsworth, and Stricklin). But, it’s been within the last couple years, that The Are has flourished: After signing with the production team the Trackmasters, he produced singles for Keisha Cole (“Where this Love?”), Lil Kim and Lords of the Underground, as well as many others. His Michael Jackson instrumental remix CD, Dem Damb Jacksons, became an online collectors item in 2007. Finally, he produced the first single off the forthcoming Keisha Cole album.

Fans will have to wait until October 12 to hear The Burnerz, but they promise to leak new singles (not on the record) every week until then.

Video: MF Doom - "Vomitspit" from Expektoration Live


From Gold Dust Media:

Video: MF Doom - "Vomitspit" from Expektoration Live

PR: Rah Digga Announces New Album This Fall on Raw Koncept


From Melanie J. Cornish:

Rah Digga Announces New Album This Fall on Raw Koncept

LEGENDARY RAPPER RAH DIGGA ANNOUNCES HER NEW ALBUM CLASSIC TO BE RELEASED THIS FALL ON RAW KONCEPT

A decade after her revered debut album Dirty Harriet dropped, the hard-hitting lyricist Rah Digga is announcing that her new album, CLASSIC, will hit the streets on September 14, 2010. This sophomore follow up is rife with the ambidextrous vernacular that has ranked her unquestionably among the best MCs of all-time.

CLASSIC features production exclusively from Nottz and is an unrelenting demonstration of Digga’s impeccable delivery and cadence. After a decade of label politics and concentric side-projects that landed her appearances on notable records by the likes of The Fugees (the classic debut The Score) and Busta Rhymes along with mentions in Time Magazine, XXL and Rolling Stone. The former first lady of Busta’s Flipmode Squad is back to doing what she does best and doesn’t let anyone get a verse in edgeways. She exercises her right to drop excellence (and expletives) on the percussive lead single “This Aint No Lil’ Kid Rap”, and acknowledges the superficial virtual-realities of the nü-record industry on “Viral”. The Newark native has never seemed more at home than she does when she’s digesting mid-tempo instrumentals but this time she has a plate full of Nottz bangers all to herself.

Hip-hop has always been show ‘n’ prove, and on Classic Rah Digga’s old habits die hard (or not at all). She’s as relevant and unapologetic as ever, and there’s even more to say when she has the podium to herself.

    DOWNLOAD THE “THIS AINT NO LIL’ KID RAP” SINGLE HERE

* http://www.rawkoncept.com *
* http://www.twitter.com/therealrahdigga *
* http://www.myspace.com/rahdigga1 *

Video: John Robinson & Lewis Parker Live @ HIP HOP KEMP 2010


From Beatvizion Music:

Video: John Robinson & Lewis Parker Live @ HIP HOP KEMP 2010

PR: New Gorilla Zoe "King Kong" Album Set for 10/26 Release


From Gio at Koch/E1 Entertainment:

New Gorilla Zoe "King Kong" Album Set for 10/26 Release

ENTERTAINMENT ONE COMPLETES DEAL WITH BLOCK ENTERTAINMENT AND ATLANTIC RECORDS TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM BY HIP HOP STAR GORILLA ZOE; NEW STUDIO ALBUM KING KONG TO BE RELEASED ON OCTOBER 26, 2010

(New York, NY) ---Entertainment One, Block Entertainment and Atlantic Records are set to release the highly-anticipated new album by hip hop superstar Gorilla Zoe.  Zoe will release his new studio album, King Kong, on October 26th, 2010.

Alan Grunblatt, President of Entertainment One Music says, “I’m thrilled to be working with Block Entertainment and Atlantic Records. Gorilla Zoe is a great artist and Block is a music visionary.  Three labels are better than one!”

Block adds, “"A new era of Block Entertainment is launching through my partnership with eOne and Atlantic. Gorilla Zoe is first up on my team to takeover with his third solo album, King Kong."

Block Entertainment, created and run by Russell “Block” Spencer is a force in southern hip hop.  Block was responsible for creating Boyz N Da Hood (Big Gee, Jody Breeze, Big Duke and Young Jeezy). He has also signed, along with Jeezy, Rick Ross and Ciara, and is still involved in their deals. He completed a partnership with music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs in early 2006 for a seminal multi-million-dollar label deal between Bad Boy South and Block Entertainment.  Many successful projects have followed suit including Young Joc’s albums New Joc City and Hustlenomics, Boyz N Da Hood’s sophomore LP Back Up in Da Chevy, as well as Gorilla Zoe’s solo albums.

Legendary DJ Greg Street adds, “My lil’ bro Block is about to sign the hottest artist coast to coast & turn eOne/Atlanta into the cash machine of the industry. We've figured out what they can't. Watch this, Block Ent. & We Ridin’ Chevys daily!”

One of the most prolific rappers today, Gorilla Zoe released a mixtape every day for the month of February 2010.

Gorilla Zoe originally replaced Young Jeezy as a member of Boyz N Da Hood, followed by notable collaborations with Yung Joc on "Coffee Shop" and "Bottle Poppin'." His first solo album, 2007’s Welcome to the Zoo, peaked at #18 on the Billboard 200 and #3 on Top Rap Albums Chart. His second solo album, 2009’s Don't Feed Da Animals, featured the single "Lost,” and topped the Billboard Top Rap Albums chart.

About Entertainment One

Entertainment One (LSE:ETO) is a leading international company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of entertainment content.  The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including the U.S., Canada, the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Australia, and New Zealand.  Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, kids programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 20,000 film and television titles, 2,400 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.

About Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records, which celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2008, currently ranks as the #1 label in the music industry. Founded in New York City, the label grew from literally a one-room operation into one of the world’s preeminent music companies. Atlantic has released a string of recordings that have had a profound impact on the course of modern music, its rich history including such musical icons as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, John Coltrane, and Led Zeppelin.

The Atlantic roster today includes many of the world’s most popular recording artists, among them B.o.B. James Blunt, Phil Collins, Death Cab for Cutie, Estelle, Flo Rida, Lupe Fiasco, Kid Rock, Matchbox Twenty, Jason Mraz, Plies, Sean Paul, Rush, Shinedown, Trey Songz, Rob Thomas, T.I., and many more.

courtesy E1 and Atlantic 

MP3: Skillz f/ Raheem DeVaughn - "Call Me Crazy"


From Chris at Koch/E1 Entertainment:

MP3: Skillz f/ Raheem DeVaughn - "Call Me Crazy"

* https://www.box.net/shared/hgjyhir1yf *

"THE WORLD NEED MORE SKILLZ"

 IN STORES & ON ITUNES 10.12.10

 RECORD LABEL:

Big Kiidz/eOne Music

Skillz 

PR: Chicago Rap Star Chu is "Gone" w/ Jazze Pha & Too $hort


From Steven Whitaker:

Chicago Rap Star Chu is "Gone" w/ Jazze Pha & Too $hort


Chu recently filmed a video for "Gone" with Too Short and Jazzy Pha.  With a successful video and a single ready to blow the world will soon be checking for this new artist with a positive point of view.  Chu is far from what most people would consider a "conscious" rapper and he's not on the usual commercial vibe.  Chu is a unique individual and he's coming with a sound strictly for the grown folks that understand overcoming adversity through music.  

 Chu is releasing his first project on his own Darkside/Uconn imprint.  I Am Nalon (Nalon Is Me) is the result of the past several years of Nalon & Chu's hard work.  The album features collaborations with major hip hop superstars such as hip hop legend, Scarface, Danny Boy (Tupac Shakur), and of course the hit single "Gone," featuring multiplatinum Bay area player Too Short and production powerhouse Jazzy Pha.  Chu has also put in work on the stage, performing with talented artist like Freeway, Bow Wow, Trina and Rick Ross.  

Nalon is the reason that Chu originally got into the music scene in the first place.  After returning home from an incarceration Chu decided to turn his life around by supporting his good friend Nalon in the studio with equipment, a place to write, produce and record music.  Unfortunately Nalon's bright light was cut short when he died in a car accident earlier this year.  Then before Chu could get a chance to fully recover another one of his close friends and the group's producer was fatally shot and stabbed in a robbery at the Darkside/Uconn studios.  However Chu refused to let those events stop him and he decided to release the material that he and Nalon recorded for his new album.

Jesus "Chu" Fuentes is more than just a typical rap artist.  For him music is an ever powerful force that has changed his life completely.  This is the story of Chu, an ambitious, young man who started out struggling and fought his way to the top with talent, handwork and hip hop.  So please take a moment to listen to "Gone" a tribute, a testament to friendship and a certified hit single!

 


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