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Video: Iron Braydz & M9 - "Devils Death Day"


From J-Ronin:

Video: Iron Braydz & M9 - "Devils Death Day"

Fat Beats LA Announces In-Store Performances For Final Week


From Audible Treats:

Fat Beats LA Announces In-Store Performances For Final Week

Fat Beats LA Celebrates Final Week With Appearances From Rhettmatic, Ras Kass, Dilated Peoples, Bishop Lamont, Kurupt, and More

(September 13, 2010 - Brooklyn, NY) Fat Beats is excited to present yet another send-off worthy of their hip-hop legacy. Following the recent close of their New York location and a successful string of in-store performances from such artists as Just Blaze, DJ A-Trak, Pete Rock, and DJ Premier, Fat Beats is planning a week long series of in-store performances and music industry panels for to close out the Los Angeles location. These in-stores will provide an opportunity for fans to celebrate the legacy of one of the strongest music brands in the company of their favorite artists, while learning about the history of Fat Beats and what the future holds for the music industry. Everyone is welcome to come and all events are free.

Today marks the official start of the week and a half long in-store series for the Los Angeles location. This location will host artist performances every day starting this weekend until it closes its doors for the final time on Saturday, September 18th, 2010. Additionally, the Los Angeles Fat Beats location will be selling limited edition commemorative t-shirts, as well as discounted music and merchandise. Says owner, Joseph Abajian aka DJ Jab, "California has supported us since day one and we're looking forward to putting on great shows for our final week."

The schedule for the Los Angeles location is as follows:

Tuesday, September 14th: Trek Life, Percee P & Mellow Man Ace & others
Wednesday, September 15th: Tiron, Ayomari, Bambu, Tunji, & others
Thursday, September 16th: Producer Showcase - Exile, Rhettmatic, HouseShoes, Shafiyq, & others
Friday, September 17th: Kurupt, Bishop Lamont, Dilated Peoples, EM Eiht, Ras Kass, Planet Asia, Affion Crockett, Funkdoobiest, Strong Arm Steady, & others
Saturday, September 18th: Special guest DJ's and performers all day
*FINAL DAY* Sunday, September 19th: DJ's Showcase - DJ Revolution, Rhettmatic, J Rocc,& others

Despite these farewells, Fat Beats will continue doing what it does best - bringing hip-hop to the people. Fat Beats Distribution has been renamed FB Distribution and continues to work with both independent and major labels. Likewise, Fat Beats Records is pllaning rleases from a number of artists from their impressive roster, including ILL BILL, TruMaster/KRS-One, Black Milk, Trinity, Sha Stimuli, Q-Unique and more. The company's online store, FatBeats.com, which carries everything available in their retail locations and more, will remain the number one destination for hip-hop fans for all their music needs. Though these two landmarks may be closing, Fat Beats' persistence during tough times for the record industry proves it is still very much alive and well.

PR: Cassidy to Release New Album on November 2nd


From Gio at Koch/E1 Entertainment:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 2010

NEW ALBUM FROM PHILLY RAPPER CASSIDY, C.A.S.H. (CASS A STRAIGHT HUSTLA), TO BE RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 2nd, 2010


“Face 2 Face” E.P. at iTunes now!

(New York, NY)- Entertainment One Music/Krossover Entertainment/Larsiny Family is happy to announce the release of a brand new studio album from hip hop star Cassidy. His fourth studio album, C.A.S.H. (Cass A Straight Hustla), is set to be released on November 2nd, 2010.  This deal is the first with Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony’s new venture, Krossover Entertainment.

Carmelo Anthony says, “I'm happy to be in business with eOne.  I came to eOne because I know all the hard work they are going to put into the project and I'm glad to have an artist like Cassidy. Cassidy has been through so much and has a tremendous story to tell.”

Cassidy has released a new EP, “Face 2 Face” on iTunes.  To purchase the EP, please go to: http://ax.itunes.apple.com/us/album/face-2-face-ep/id389226821#ls=1 .

The street single, “Face to Face,” is at radio now.  This track will be followed by the second single, “Drumma Base,” which will be serviced to urban radio shortly.  

"My album is C.A.S.H. It stands for ‘Cass A Straight Hustla’,” Cassidy says. He adds “Cash is street hustla, the best album I ever put together. It is executive-produced by myself and I wrote 99 % of the verses.  I worked with producer Neo da Matrix, who I've worked with since my first album.  Top Notch also produced some tracks.  C.A.S.H. is a classic."

Cassidy is a lyricist’s lyricist who has honed his abilities in ciphers and battles all over his native Philadelphia and New York. He has yet to lose.

Split Personality was Cassidy’s Gold-certified debut album, which entered the Billboard 200 chart at #2. His sophomore album, I’m a Hustla, was released through Swizz Beatz’s label, Full Surface, and included the hits "I'm a Hustla" and "B-Boy Stance.”  Cassidy's third album, B.A.R.S. The Barry Adrian Reese Story included the single, "My Drink n My 2 Step."

Check out the new single now at radio Face to Face here: https://www.box.net/shared/azcacian0o .

For More Info on Cassidy check out: www.myspace.com/cassidy, www.youtube.com/cassidytelevision and http://twitter.com/CASSIDY_LARSINY .

PR: Motion Man "Adult Situations" in Stores Sept. 14th


From Unagi 442:

Beginning in 1993 with his debut single "Mo Like Flows On," Bay Area emcee Motion Man has been enlightening listeners with his one-of-a-kind lyrical style. Since then, he's co-starred on numerous Kool Keith albums, dropped the classic Masters of Illusion project with Keith & KutMasta Kurt, earned a platinum plaque for his work with Linkin Park, and released the excellent solo records Clearing The Field and Pablito's Way.

For his latest endeavor, he teams up with producers Unagi and Jethroe, for a concept album exploring the ins and outs of male-female relationships. Adult Situations covers all aspects of love, lust, courtship, seduction, and romance, with 12 tracks of freaky tales as only Motion Man can do it. Featuring guest appearances from Lyrical C and D'WYZE (of The B.U.M.S), plus remixes by KutMasta Kurt and TOMC3, it is relentlessly funky from start to finish.

Released by 442 Records and Culebra Cuts, it will be on all digital sites soon. 
Also available at AmazonUGHH, and Sandbox

Tracklisting:

1.Pouring You Mo Champagne 
2. High School Reunion
3. Interoffice Romance
4. Remodeling Job
5. You're The Woman
6. Porno Mustache
7. Close Call
8. Smile
9. Tell Me What You Want
10. Night Stroll
11. Interoffice Romance (KutMasta Kurt Remix)
12. Tell Me What You Want (TOMC3 Remix)

For audio samples and high-res artwork: www.adult-situations.com

 

Video: R.O.D. f/ Freeway - "I Can't Stand You"


From Chris at Koch/E1 Entertainment:

Video: R.O.D. f/ Freeway - "I Can't Stand You"

PR: Tanya Morgan Take Headphone Rock Tour Overseas


From Audible Treats:

Tanya Morgan Take Headphone Rock Tour Overseas

Show Dates Confirmed In London and Barcelona

(September 13, 2010 - Brooklyn, NY) To satisfy their growing international fan base, Tanya Morgan head back to Europe for the second time this year. The crew will be performing at the popular London club Plan B on September 17th and will be part of the 7th Annual Hipnotik Festival in Barcelona, Spain.

The Headphone Rock Tour is only the latest project in a long list of other major ventures the hip-hop group has undertaken this year. Tanya Morgan member Von Pea will be releasing his highly anticipated solo album Pea's Gotta Have It on October 12, 2010, just in time for the annual CMJ Music Marathon showcase in New York City. Pea's Gotta Have It, a concept album inspired by Von's experience growing up in Brooklyn, demonstrates his ability to engage listeners with lyrics that paint a story with savvy ingenuity and wit. This and The Sandwich Shop, Von Pea and Donwill's highly praised brainchild that blends The Roots' soul/funk infused arrangements with Tanya Morgan' s signature cleverly fashioned lyrics, validates why this crew has been credited with producing some of the most brilliant and artistic hip-hop music being created today.

Recently, Tanya Morgan received major press coverage in New York Magazine's coveted Vulture blog and was featured in XXL Magazine as one of "Five Groups Leading Hip-Hop Into Its New Decade" alongside The Cool Kids, The Knux, Kidz in the Hall, and U-N-I. They have headlined highly successful tours that have taken them all over North America and Europe, and have opened for hip-hop luminaries De La Soul, The Roots, Ghostface Killah, J. Cole, Black Sheep, Souls of Mischief, and Wale. Most recently, video game developer 2KSports created individual Tanya Morgan characters for one of the highest rated and best selling NBA videogame series, NBA 2k11.

Don't miss your chance to catch Tanya Morgan live on their Headphone Rock Tour in these cultural hubs.

Friday Sept 17th @ Plan B, 418 Brixton Road, London SW9 7AY (Brixton Tube)
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:00pm

Saturday Sept 18th @ HipNotik Festival - Barcelona, Spain http://www.hipnotikfestival.com/ .

More US dates:

Monday Sept 27th - Philadelphia, PA - Von Pea opening for Pac Div at Johnny Brenda's
Wednesday Sept 29th - NYC - Von Pea opening for Pac Div at SOB's
Saturday Oct 16th - Charlotte, NC - Tanya Morgan opening for Pete Rock & CL Smooth at Amos Southend
Wednesday Oct 20th - NYC - PGHI Release/Tanya Morgan CMJ Showcase with One Be Lo, Large Progessor and Grillade at Southpaw
Thursday Oct 21st - NYC - Von Pea for Audible Treats CMJ Showcase at Sullivan Hall
Saturday Nov 13th - Austin, TX - Tanya Morgan for Oxblood Festival

For the latest on Von Pea's upcoming Pea's Gotta Have It solo album, visit www.VonPea.com/ or check www.audibletreats.com/download/vonpea/ .

To download Donwill & Von Pea's The Sandwich Shop please visit: http://donwill.bandcamp.com/album/the-sandwich-shop .

Also, be sure to support Donwill's debut solo effort, Don Cusack In High Fidelity: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/don-cusack-in-high-fidelity/id362341315 .

Video: Joe Budden - "Mood Muzik 4 - Trailer #2"


From Chris at Koch/E1 Entertainment:

Video: Joe Budden - "Mood Muzik 4 - Trailer #2"

PR: El Da Sensei & The Returners Announce New Album


From Melanie J Cornish:

El Da Sensei & The Returners Announce New Album

Revered lyricist and New Jersey Hip-Hop veteran, El Da Sensei, has aligned himself once again with Polish production team, The Returners for the second chapter of their Global Takeover series, GT2: Nu World. The fifteen-track opus will be available on October 12th through New York label Coalmine Records.

After the unanimously positive response to the 2008 project Global Takeover: The Beginning, the trio consisting of founding member of the Artifacts El Da Sensei, Lil and DJ Chwial felt a continuation of the series was inevitable. Showcasing the talents of this musical combination from a lyrical and production standpoint, GT2: Nu World allows us to reminisce over the fundamentals of true Hip-Hop sounds, while displaying the growth of each component individually.

The lead off single from the album ‘Knowledge be the Key’, featured Rakaa Irisciene of Dilated Peoples and has received a positive response from tastemakers, DJs and online. The songs dirty loops, scratch hooks and abundance of witty metaphors indicating what the remainder of the album holds in store.

"In today's climate of music, GT2 is a very important album that lives up to the title by demonstrating how globalized hip-hop has become as a culture. The Returners and I made this record for all those who wish to be taken away for an hour and just reconnect with the vibe of what good hip-hop is all about,” explains El Da Sensei.

“We worked very hard molding a sound and seeking out the most suitable features to please our fans and really make this album stand out from the first Global Takeover...and I think we succeeded at that,’ he concludes.

GT2: Nu World sees a supporting cast made up of Treach (Naughty By Nature), Rakaa Irisciene (Dilated Peoples), Sean Price, Akrobatik, Bekay, John Robinson, Reks & Tiye Phoenix join El Da Sensei and the Returners on this ground breaking project.

With the bulk of production being handled by Lil and DJ Chwial, Australian producer M-Phazes takes on the role of guest producer. His remix of the song ‘2 the Death’, which is accompanied with the unique vocals of Brooklyn songstress Mela Machinko following the consistent commitment to Hip-Hop ever present throughout the album.

Hailed as being as ‘progressive as it is classic’ the release of GT2: Nu World will coincide with an extensive tour in the US and Europe. In addition to the various global dates, El Da Sensei will be carrying out an intensive radio campaign nationwide which will help convey the message they are delivering with GT2: Nu World.

TRACKLISTING

   1. We R Back
   2. Goin To War feat. Treach
   3. On the Street feat. Sean Price and Bekay
   4. Nu World
   5. Blow Up
   6. 2 the Death
   7. Knowledge be the Key feat. Rakka Iriscienc
   8. Pain
   9. Toxic Words feat. John Robinson & Reks
  10. Live Noize feat. Akrobatik
  11. Good Time
  12. Right Move [No Mistakes] feat. Tiye Phoenix
  13. They Don’t Know
  14. Can’t You See?
  15. 2 the Death feat. Mela Machinko (M-Phazes Remix)

PR: New DJ Shadow Songs Available At No-Cost for 24 Hours


From DJShadow.com:

Announcing New Shadow Songs, Available At No-Cost for 24 Hours

Previously available only on extremely limited vinyl and dodgy MP3's recorded from radio broadcasts, you can now download Shadow's two celebrated new tracks: "Def Surrounds Us," and "I've Been Trying," at no-cost (offer available for 24 hours). DJShadow.com is the ONLY SITE IN THE WORLD to have Shadow's brand new music, taken from an album to be released next year...but don't delay, because they're only available at no-cost for 24 hours. After that, it's back to our old-school, money-grubbing, art-in-exchange-for-commerce ways. Sound fair? GO GET 'EM!

DOWNLOAD THE NEW TRACKS at http://www.djshadow.com/ .

DJ Shadow Endtroducing Panoramic Cover Posters are NOW SHIPPING!

     This panoramic poster features the full-length Endtroducing photo taken by B+ in 1996.  The photo was used for the cover of DJ Shadow's debut, critically acclaimed album.  The poster is printed with 4 color process (CMYK), on 63# White Endeavour Velvet Cover 50/25 paper, making for a high quality, durable print.  The panoramic print measures approximately 38"-15" (Width X Height).

More Info/View Product at http://www.djshadow.com/ .

Always stay up to date on tour dates, tour photos, and tour comments at  at http://www.djshadow.com/Tour .

MP3: Q6 feat. Kevin Cossom - "Something To Talk About"


From Jessie Maguire:

MP3: Q6 feat. Kevin Cossom - "Something To Talk About"

Q6 is the C.E.O. of 1090 Blokk Boyz and his own label Q6 ENT. "Something To Talk About" is the new single off Q6's third mixtape entitled "Made" which includes features from Baby Boi, DeeBoi, Mojo, Diggy, and Keezy, all of whom are members of the 1090 Blokk Boyz. "Something To Talk About" features grammy award winning songwriter and artist Kevin Cossom, who is signed to Jive records.

Download "Something To Talk About":  http://www.zshare.net/audio/803626862a1b6c11/ .


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