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Wednesday January 28, 2015
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Video: Murai - "Another Day"

From Karma Response Unit Records:

Video: Murai - "Another Day"

Video: Montage One f/ Dilated Peoples - "Gather Round"

From Dunn Deal PR:

Video: Montage One f/ Dilated Peoples - "Gather Round"

Likwit Crew/Gold Chain Military secret weapon Montage One steps out the shadows this year with his debut solo album 10.6.2.OGX on Stimulus One/RBC. Features production from Madlib, E-Swift, Alchemist, Evidence,OhNo, DJ Babu, Jake One, DJ Revolution, and cameos from Little Brother,Strong Arm Steady, Foreign Exchange, WildChild, Dilated Peoples and Defari. Listen at

MP3: Nutso feat. F.T. and Life-Long

From Life Long:

MP3: Nutso feat. F.T. and Life-Long

**Nutso featuring F.T. **
(produced by Pete Cannon)

Dirty version

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Nutso featuring L.I.F.E. Long
(produced by Pete Cannon)

Dirty version

Clean version

MP3: JoBee - "After the Club"

From M3W:

MP3: JoBee - "After the Club"

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PR: Greg Nice Premieres "Get It Get It" on The Boombox

From Tonia Samman:

Greg Nice Premieres "Get It Get It" on The Boombox

Legendary rapper Greg Nice recently premiered the “Get It Get It” video from his debut solo album, The Popcycle, on The BoomboxThe Popcycle, out now via One Haven Music/Industry Rule 4080, boasts an old school hip hop feel from Greg (one half of the late 80’s/early 90’s duo Nice & Smooth), while introducing fans and newcomers alike to his fresh, contemporary dancefloor-ready edge.  The Popcycle features appearances from Tony Yayo  (G-Unit), Flavor Flav (Public Enemy), production work from Aaron LaCrate (Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, Lily Allen), Chew Fu (Rihanna)The Disco Fries (Flo Rida, Usher), DJ Serafin (Lil Jon) and DJ Mighty Mi (The High & Mighty, Cage).


Watch Greg Nice’s “Get It Get It” from The Popcycle:

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Video: S.A.S - "Munstars (Monster Remix)"

From 7Thirty Online:

Video: S.A.S - "Munstars (Monster Remix)"

PR: Custom Made LP "Hi-Def" in Stores Today

From Custom Made:

Custom Made LP "Hi-Def" in Stores Today

Custom Made drops their latest LP, "Hi-Def" today on Custom Made Recordings/Coalmine Records. "Hi-Def" features production from THX, Abstrakt Soundz, Jayem, Animoss (Arch Druids), Terminall and guests Mac Lucci (Hustle Boyz / DPG), Woozy (Brothaz Bent) and the rest of the Custom Made collective.




01 Hi-Def (Intro) prod. by THX
02 Touch a Pen ft. Woozy and Paradox prod. by Terminall
03 Watch That ft. Mac Lucci prod. by THX
04 Don't Leave Me ft. S-Mak prod. by High-P
05 Hip-Hop prod. by Ugly Tony
06 Dopamine (Interlude)
07 Picture Me Rollin' ft. Paradox and Woozy prod. by Abstrakt Soundz
08 Gravel Swag ft. Woozy and S-Mak prod. by Terminall
09 Oooh Baby ft. Six prod. by Jayem
10 LA Steez ft. Woozy prod. by Terminall
11 Crime Life prod. by Severe
12 Ode 2 Colt (Interlude)
13 Flow-Five ft. S-Mak prod. by Animoss
14 Easy on Yourself prod. by Abstrakt Soundz

PR: Seattle Rapper Tilson Guests On Brent Amaker & Rodeo Track

From Terrorbird Media:

Seattle rapper Tilson guests on new Brent Amaker & the Rodeo track

Seattle rapper Tilson (formerly of the Saturday Knights) guests on new version of "Man In Charge" by Brent Amaker & the Rodeo; 2 new B.A.R. smart phone apps hit the market
*'Please Stand By' out now on cd + digital + limited edition vinyl w/ B.A.R. comic book* 

LISTEN: "Man In Charge (feat. Tilson)" (mp3)
(previously unreleased)
LISTEN: "Pocket Calculator (Kraftwerk Cover)" (mp3)
via My Old Kentucky Blog

 "Tongue planted firmly in cheek, Amaker is nothing less than a superhero in black, leading his charges through a succession of hell bent for leather high-octane country anthems designed to put a beer in your hand and a burr in your saddle." - My Old Kentucky Blog

"Call it a throwback to a time when Johnny Cash ruled the airwaves and Ennio Morricone made soundtracks for movies, but Brent Amaker and the Rodeo's 'it's beer swillin', foot tappin', shit kickin' country and western' music--straight from Seattle--is the antithesis of every wanna be hipster band turning up the reverb." - OC Weekly

I think we're all starting to wonder... will spaghetti-western inspired cowboys Brent Amaker and the Rodeo ever stop defying the odds?  Sure... their Record Release show in Seattle last month was with hip hop opener RA Scion of Common Market & Victor Shade... and yes, they covered the classic joint "Pocket Calculator" by Kraftwerk that was both unexpected and, unexpectedly awesome. But with the release of their new album 'Please Stand By' on Spark & Shine Records recently, it seems like they're just getting started.

"Man In Charge," the first single from the new record, has been widely available already, but now a brand new version has surfaced featuring Seattle emcee Tilson, who many may know from his previous project The Saturday Knights. That's right -- Tilson drops a verse and then helps out on the outro to a new version of "Man In Charge." And like many who were surprised to see Brent Amaker and the Rodeo take on Kraftwerk, they'll find that the new version of "Man In Charge" just works... further blurring genre lines, yet helping to define what B.A.R. is about even more. The track was recorded by Seattle's Greg Markel, who opened his studio to Mr. Amaker and Tilson to record and remix this new version.

In addition, there's not one but two new smart phone applications out now featuring Brent Amaker and the Rodeo, both designed by Bob Smolenski. The "B.A.R. Music Mix Master" is available for iPhone/iPad and Android, and allows users to remix their classic track "I Got a Little Hillbilly In Me." The "B.A.R. Lighter" is available on the Android exclusively, allowing fans to virtually light firecrackers & lighters at Brent Amaker and the Rodeo live shows and the most safe and sane way possible. On the latter app, Smolenski says "I was inspired to make the B.A.R. Lighter in honor of the fans who were kicked out of the [legendary Seattle venue] Crocodile for lighting real sparklers. They now have a safe "virtual" option to show the love of B.A.R."

Brent Amaker and the Rodeo is currently on tour (remaining dates below).

Brent Amaker and the Rodeo Music Mix Master (for iPhone/iPad)

Brent Amaker and the Rodeo Lighter (for Android)
PR: KnuERA is Hip Hop's KnuAge Warrior

From Artist PR Wire:

KnuERA is Hip Hop's KnuAge Warrior

LOS ANGELES, CA - 11/9/10

With his first single "Kiss Me Girl" off his KnuAge Warrior album, artist KnuERA hopes to be a magnet and focus for adoring fans around the world. His sound which features futuristic beats and catchy lyrics are sure to bring a fresh feel to the airwaves. As an ambitious artist, KnuERA has honed his talents as MC, live performer, dancer and rapper which makes him so much more than a triple threat and an artist to watch.

Born Evan Lee Cunningham in 1983 in Jackson, TN to a teen mother, Evan was adopted by his grandparents at birth and moved to Colorado Springs shortly thereafter. At the age of 10, he was re-introduced to the south when his grandparents moved to Memphis, TN While there he was introduced to the Memphis music scene by his uncles who were also pursuing a career in the music industry. They took on brotherly roles in his life, planting the seeds of interest that would one day bloom into the manifestation which is KnuERA. He carried that passion for music with him all the way to California where he raised his profile by engaging audiences through several local appearances and mingling in different circles. By working those angles he found the right connections to develop his style and pursue his dream. The KnuAge Warrior album is set to drop worldwide in mid spring 2011 and is set on course to re-invent the music and entertainment industry.

Contact: KnuERAent at gmail dot com.

Video: DJ Day - "It Ain't Hard to Tell (Nas Remix)"

From Tyn:

Video: DJ Day - "It Ain't Hard to Tell (Nas Remix)"

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