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Video: Jeff Chery - "Drop the World"

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Video: Jeff Chery - "Drop the World"

PR: DJ Mark Farina Returns With Mushroom Jazz 7

From Justin Kleinfeld:

DJ Mark Farina Returns With Mushroom Jazz 7

North American tour dates throughout 2010 + World Tour beginning January 2011

On November 9, Mark Farina releases Mushroom Jazz 7 – the latest installment in the groundbreaking compilation series.

Mushroom Jazz 7 features Farina's signature hip-hop, jazz-infused, downtempo, dance floor friendly beats. This time around, he deftly mixes and arranges tracks by some of the world's most dynamic artists including Andy Caldwell, Billa Qause, Colossus, Dave Allison, Derek Dunbar, The Hue, Giano & Michael Knight, Jazz Spastiks, Joshua Heath, Lurob, Slakah the Beatchild, Tommy Largo and Uneaq.  The result; a seamless, crisp, hypnotic and sublime journey – true to the easygoing essence that is Mushroom Jazz.

Mark Farina developed his musical tastes in Chicago listening to house music on the radio while living in one of the country's most primordial breeding grounds for the genre.  Farina first started wandering from his passion for the purist forms of House, which grew into his trademark down tempo style - Mushroom Jazz, when he was DJing in both the main and the side rooms at Chicago nightclubs in the same night.  Mark experimented with a slower style, dropping De La Soul, Herbie Hancock, funk classics and other stuff that wasn't being played in the main room.  This resulted in a small run of mix tapes entitled "Mushroom Jazz" which Mark released featuring his jazzy down tempo style.   The Mushroom Jazz tapes grew from the first run of 50 copies to the next run at 500 copies.  Today, these early releases are highly sought after items around the globe.

In 1992, Mark Farina, along with Patty Ryan, created the legendary weekly Jazid Up club night in San Francisco.  There, Mark honed his signature style and established a fanatical, cult-like following for himself and the “Mushroom Jazz” sound.  Finally, after five years, the club closed its doors and Mark and Patty teamed up with Om Records to release the Mushroom Jazz CD series...And the rest is history. Now, after six volumes and extensive worldwide tours, Mark Farina brings you MJ7 - Farina's most ambitious release to date, showcasing the evolution of decades of mastery in defining the genre he's credited with creating.  Make sure you check out Mark Farina on the road this fall when the Mushroom Jazz World Tour hits a city near you.

(Mushroom Jazz 7 is available through a special pre-order in several different formats: Collector’s Edition, CD + Digital Download Package and CD Package only.  Free music is delivered immediately upon Pre-Order.  Those interested in purchasing the Limited Edition Collector’s Edition from will receive: Autographed six panel digipak CD of Mushroom Jazz 7, Mark Farina iPhone App (powered by, Digital download of Mushroom Jazz 7, CD Digital download of all (19) Mushroom Jazz 7 tracks (full length), Digital download of “Mushroom” acapellas & samples (DJ Tool), Digital download of track “Something Cool” by Mark Farina, Digital download of Five (5) unreleased “Mushroom Jazz” mixes by DJ Mark Farina, Digital download of track “Get Me There” by Combined (Bonus Track), Digital download of “Stressin’” (Music Video) and  Digital download of Key Art, Electronic PDF and Youtube & Twitter Background artwork. )

Mark Farina

Mushroom Jazz 7

Mushroom Jazz Recordings

Release Date: November 9, 2010


01. Lurob - “Down The Road”
02. Slakah the Beatchild - “Macheeto”
03. Nathan G - “Colorblind”
04. Andy Caldwell feat. Rico de Largo - “Southern Plumperz”
05. Joshua Heath - “More”
06. Tommy Largo - “It’s The Beat”
07. King Kooba - “Bad Back”
08. Colossus - “Introduce (SLAP Mix)”
09. Uneaq - “Just Move”
10. Jazz Spastiks - “(Never Been To) California”
11. Live Forever - “Mark Oakland”
12. Tommy Largo - “Night Time”
13. Derek Dunbar - “Please Be Mine”
14. Giano & Michael Knight - “Walking The Dog”
15. Jazz Spastiks - “Amber Leaf “
16. The Hue feat. Kissey Asplund - “Stressin’”
17. Slakah the Beatchild - Living For The Rush”
18. Billa Qause - “All Night”
19. Dave Allison - “Brooklyn’s Groove”

Tour Dates

10/09/10 - Ottawa, ON - Ritual Nightclub
10/10/10 - Montreal, PQ - Stereo Afterhours
10/13/10 - San Diego, CA - Stingaree
10/16/10 - Modesto, CA - Clayton’s
10/21/10 - Lihue, HI - Rob’s
10/22/10 - Oahu, HI - Pipeline
10/23/10 - Lahaina, HI - Timba
10/29/10 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
10/30/10 - San Francisco, CA - SF City Hall
11/03/10 - Las Vegas, NV - Eve
11/05/10 - Raleigh, NC - Solas
11/06/10 - Chicago, IL - Smart Bar
11/27/10 - Los Angeles, CA - Supperclub

Audio: Smoke DZA feat. Cory Gunz & Big Sant - "Crazy Glue"


For Immediate Release
October 5th, 2010

iHipHop Distribution and FrankRadio are proud to announce the upcoming release of  Smoke DZA’s "George Kush Da Button: The Deluxe Edition" on November 9th. In preparation for this deluxe album, the button has been pushed on Smoke's new single “Crazy Glue." On this smokers anthem the veteran Harlem, NY emcee teams up with Big Sant and Young Money recording artist Cory Gunz to lace this Big K.R.I.T. produced banger. 

Working under the guidance of Jon Shapiro & Cinematic Music Group, Smoke DZA has made a name for himself as one of the few up-and-coming artists who is staying true to the art of hip-hop.   His laidback style of rhymes allows for his wit and humor to shine through even the smokiest of rooms.  His constant collaborations with the best producers and up-and-coming emcees is quickly solidifying him as one of the best of the new generation.

Listen to “Crazy Glue” Featuring Big Sant & Cory Gunz (Prod. Big K.R.I.T.)

If your email client doesn't allow flash embeds, click HERE to view the video

Download "Up Here" Feat. Terri Walker (Prod. Ski Beatz) HERE

Smoke DZA is currently headlining The Smoker’s Club Tour alongside Big K.R.I.T. and Curren$y. For tickets, visit to see when Smoke DZA will be blazing into a town near you.


Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ Santo's Party House | New York, NY

Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ The Howlin' Wolf | New Orleans, LA

Thursday, October 07, 2010 @ Club Life | Dallas, TX

Friday, October 08, 2010 @ Dreamz | Jackson, MS

Saturday, October 09, 2010 @ Lyric Oxford Llc | Oxford, MS

Sunday, October 10, 2010 @ Ace's | Austin, TX

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ Bottom Lounge | Chicago, IL

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ Jake's Nightclub Inc | Bloomington, IN

Friday, October 15, 2010 @ Mr. Smalls Theatre | Millvale, PA

Saturday, October 16, 2010 @ The Loft | Atlanta, GA

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 @ Old Rock House | St Louis, MO

Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ Marquis Theater | Denver, CO

Friday, October 22, 2010 @ Bottleneck | Lawrence, KS

Saturday, October 23, 2010 @ House of Blues Houston | Houston, TX

Friday, October 29, 2010 @ White Room | Miami, FL

Saturday, October 30, 2010 @ The Norva | Norfolk, VA

Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ The National | Richmond, VA
Smoke DZA
“George Kush The Button: The Deluxe Edition”
In Stores November 9, 2010
FrankRadio/iHipHop Distribution
Video: Young Jeezy - "D-Boyz"

Decatur Dan follows Young Jeezy as he goes to his home away from home, Detroit, Michigan and performs a crowd favorite 'D-Boyz'.


Young Jeezy - D-Boyz [Live In Detroit] from Decatur Dan on Vimeo.


Video: Pennjamin Bannekar - "Illwrite"

Once again Pennjamin Bannekar gives us a peak into his much anticipated solo album release "Heart Beat." Pennjamin's new single "Illwrite" tackles hard hitting topics such as the obsession most people have of being average, and cast aspersions on the illuminati's role in music.

Video: Trailer For Joe Budden's "Mood Muzik 4"

Trailer to promote Joe Budden's latest installment in the fan favorite Mood Muzik series - dropping October 26, 2010.

Joe Budden - Mood Muzik 4 Trailer from Dan M on Vimeo.


The Lyricists Present "The Constructicons Mixtape"

From The Lyricists:


After a 2 year hiatus from their Highly Acclaimed EP *"Transmittin' Live!
The Radio EP"*,* *which *Okayplayer *called a *"solid listen", **The
Lyricists* are back with their best work to date, that's gained them several
write-ups in some of today's highly respected blogs! The Duo of Ill-tone &
Rym-(B)enda bring back variety & what is sorely missing from the culture
today: A Lane of Their Own.

Mixed with an assortment of many different producers hailing from *Germany,
Sweden & France* to name a few, *The Lyricists *have put together an
arrangement of songs that will please not only Hip Hop fans, but music
lovers alike. So without further due, we present to you: *THE LYRICISTS -




MP3: Slim Thug f/ B.o.B - "So High"

From BF Blasts:

MP3: Slim Thug f/ B.o.B - "So High"

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MP3: Skillz "The Last Laugh (J. Period Didn't Do It! Remix)"

From Chris at E1 Music:

MP3: Skillz "The Last Laugh (J. Period Didn't Do It! Remix)"

Download: .

No stranger to hip hop controversy, rap's most infamous ghostwriter Skillz presents "The Last Laugh (J.Period Didn't Do It! Remix)", the hilarious true story of a bet gone awry between Skillz and The Roots' drummer, Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson.  Featured on Skillz, Jazzy Jeff & J.Period's new mixtape, Infamous Quotes (available at:, "The Last Laugh (J.Period Didn't Do It! Remix)" is proof positive that no one puts a story into rhyme with as much skill and humor as the million dollar backpacker himself.  Look out for his new album, The World Needs More Skillz, available October 25. 

"?uestlove, where you at? It's goin down..... Ha!"

Skillz Promo Photo From E1 

PR: Damon Brown's New Book - The Idiot's Guide to Memes

From Damon Brown:

Ever wonder why certain ideas stick? For instance, bell-bottoms seem to come back every generation, but other styles (cue MC Hammer's genie pants) will probably never return on a grand scale. Clothing trends is just one aspect, as there are literally billions of fads, perceptions, and practices that we've kept close to us, and even more that we've let go, if not outright forget over time. The Leo DiCaprio summer blockbuster Inception was all about why we retain certain concepts, yet discard others. These ideas are memes, and myself, along with memes expert Dr. John Gunders, have written the first book for general audiences on the subject! 

A fun labor of love, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Memes is out TODAY! You can get it your way: In paperback online or at your favorite bookstore, on the Amazon Kindle, on the Barnes & Noble nook, or on the Apple iBookstore. In fact, you can actually read a sample chapter on your Kindle, nook, or iPhone/iPod/iPad right now. In the book, John and I discuss what a meme is, how it travels, why it travels, and what impact these cultural ideas have had on everything from clothes and music to intimacy and politics. We bring the conversation begun in Malcolm Gladwell's The Tipping Point into our modern digital age.

Check out THE BOOK and we truly hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did writing it.

If you'd like to find out about the latest in memes, trends and viral ideas, catch my new weekly column for <>. I touch on everything from the hilarious Double Rainbow phenomenon <> to the Oxford adding WebSpeak to its official dictionary <>. We've been doing the column since June, so feel free to check out and have fun in the archives <>.

Also, it's not too late to grab my best-selling iPad guide and other books on your Kindle. Info is below:

Damon Brown's Simple Guide to the iPad:
Make the most of your iPad! Veteran tech author Damon Brown gives all you need to have fun with Apple's popular device, from music and word processing to photos and video games. The down-to-earth tone cuts through all the tech jargon, while the detailed information will get novices and techies alike up and running. Both affordable and thorough, the book will make you an expert in an hour or two. Get it from Amazon HERE for $1.79!

The Damon Brown Reader: A Decade of Sex, Tech & Pop Culture Journalism
On the cutting edge of music, tech and sex culture, Playboy and New York Post writer Damon Brown has opened the world to the most influential subcultures. In his first anthology, Damon takes six of the best pieces over the past decade from some of the top publications. Also includes an exclusive excerpt from Porn & Pong: How Grand Theft Auto, Tomb Raider and Other Sexy Games Changed Our Culture. The Damon Brown Reader: A Decade of Sex, Tech & Pop Culture Journalism. Price: $2.99!

Click on the links to download the books through Amazon and read them through the Kindle device or the free Kindle app on the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, PC or Mac.

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