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Video: @Stu_Bangas & @EricVanderslice - "1st Degree Murder"

Video: Stu Bangas & Vanderslice - "1st Degree Murder"

Courtesy Audible Treats.

"1st Degree Murder" features underground stalwarts Roc Marciano, Vinnie Paz, and Celph Titled, and the song continues Stu & Vander's impressive streak of bringing together some of hip-hop's most talented artists. "After the beat was done," says Stu Bangas, who produced the track, "it fit perfect for Roc Marciano." He adds, "I always thought Vinnie Paz and Roc Marciano would make an ill combo; Celph Titled came through to bless the hook and torch a verse."

@SoulKhan's Upcoming Tour Dates

Soul Khan's Upcoming Tour Dates

Courtesy SK.

What up Kangregation!

Next week I start doing shows throughout the country.  If I'm in your city, bring a few friends and let's party!  Here's a list of upcoming shows that have been announced.

Tues, Aug 28th - New Albany, IN (Indiana University Southeast)

Wed, Aug 29th - Lexinton, KY (Cosmic Charlie's)

Fri, Aug 31st - Columbus, OH (Double Happiness)

Sat, Sep 1st - Pittsburgh, PA (Club Cafe)

Mon, Sept 3rd - Washington, DC (Red Palace)

Wed, Sept 5th - Charlotte, NC (Chop Shop)

Thur, Sept 6th - Chapel Hill, NC (Local 506)

Fri, Sept 7th - Raleigh, NC (Hopscotch Festival)

Oct. 11-13 - Atlanta, GA (A3C Hip Hop Festival)

More dates to come!

Video: Do Studio Gangsters Create Street Gangsters? (@youngJFK @lisaevers @GiFTheGreat @WillyDope)

Video: Do Studio Gangsters Create Street Gangsters?

Courtesy Par-City.

Missed VIBE Magazine's Music Editor John Kennedy and recording artists Par-City on HOT 97's Street Soldiers with Lisa Evers? Listen to the round table discussion Do Studio Gangsters Create Street Gangsters and let us know your thoughts on the topic. Follow them on twitter @youngJFK @lisaevers @GiFTheGreat @WillyDope.

@Journalist103 (of The Left) Signs With @Babygrande Records

Journalist 103 (of The Left) Signs With Babygrande Records

Courtesy BR.

Honing in on the modern man’s struggle, Journalist 103 uses his words to paint vivid pictures of peril, inspiration and overcoming hardship. As the lyricist behind The Left’s critically acclaimed 2010 opus, “Gas Mask,” Journalist maneuvered through obscurity and rose to infamy as one of Detroit’s most celebrated narrators. Throughout the years, he has shared the mic with legends such as Kool G Rap and even lent his voice to the opening track on Proof’s out-of-print Detroit classic and now collector’s item, “Electric Coolaid Acid Testing.”

As his name suggests, Journalist 103 is able to articulate his point of view like a true professional, never relying on cheap frills to captivate listeners. “Journalist is a perfectly-titled MC because his raps have no gimmicks….but keep the listener coming back for more because they're expertly-arranged, compellingly delivered, and contain real substance,” declares The past two years have been incredible for Journalist, as his album alongside producer Apollo Brown and DJ Soko, collectively known as The Left, garnered a 92 (out of 100) from, reached the number 1position on’s staff picks for the Top 10 Albums of the Year, and has earned select spots in both DJ Premier and HipHopDX’s rankings for top albums of 2010.

Journalist 103 continues his investigative report on the human psyche and charters new territory on his solo debut, “Reporting Live,” to be released via Babygrande Records. “It is definitely a privilege and an honor to be putting this album out on Babygrande Records” remarks Journalist. “Sharing the Roster with the likes of Freeway and the legendary GZA makes everything up to this point all worth the while” he adds. Featuring guest appearances from Freeway, Saigon & Fashawn, and production from Snowgoons, Apollo Brown, Oddisee, The Audible Doctor, and more, Journalist 103 returns to boast lyrics straight from the headlines of an eye-opening periodical.

The album’s first single, “Danger” is produced by the notorious Detroit beat battler Marc Byrd and features Philadelphia legend, Freeway. “Danger” is a room-filling banger that showcases Journalist and Freeway trading verses, heeding a warning of the severity of street life. 
Journalist 103’s solo debut, “Reporting Live,” will hit stores worldwide on October 30, 2012 via Babygrande Records.
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Video: Half Past Never Band f/ Ekow - "Winds of Autumn"

Video: Half Past Never Band f/ Ekow - "Winds of Autumn"

Courtesy Timo K.

Winds of Autumn feat. Ekow is the second single from Half Past Never Band´s new EP, which was released by Fatbass Records in May 2012. Vocals and lyrics in the song are made by soul-singer Fatima Koroma, who recently joined the band. In addition, raps in Winds of Autumn are made by MC Ekow, who is better known as a MC in The Megaphone State.

Video: Scientific, Krumbsnatcha, Reks, Termanology, Dramatik

Video: "Lawtown's Finest" - Scientific, Krumbsnatcha, Reks, Termanology, Dramatik

Courtesy MD.

Directed by Matt Dumond
Produced by EdO G

Free Download: @TeddyJamesUK Presents "The Beginning EP"

Free Download: Teddy James Presents "The Beginning EP"

Courtesy Park Street PR.

London producer Teddy James releases his brand new five-track EP which is officially available for free download now. Already getting string feedback with some positive reviews from some of the UK's more credible websites, 'The Beginning' is exactly what the title suggests. this is just the start!

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Video: Trae Tha Truth - "Trae Episode 1" (@TraeABN)

Video: Trae Tha Truth - "Trae Episode 1"

Courtesy Papa Smirf.


Video: WMS @Sultan617 f/ MC Lyte - "Behind the Beat"

Video: WMS The Sultan f/ MC Lyte - "Behind the Beat"

Courtesy WMS.

Boston producer WMS The Sultan (Joe Budden, MC Lyte, Bow Wow, Kool G Rap) takes fans in the studio to show the making of "The Block Featuring MC Lyte."

RED Announces Cinematic Music Group Partnership - Joey Bada$$, @BigKRIT, @SmokeDZA, @FatTrel and @CashiusGreen

RED Announces Cinematic Music Group Partnership - Joey Bada$$, Big KRIT, Smoke DZA, Fat Trel and Cashius Green

Courtesy 'Stache Media.

Cinematic Music Group and RED, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, are proud to announce a newly-signed partnership, planting the seed for a long and fruitful union between the two companies.
Cinematic Music Group, an independent label which now counts Joey Bada$$, Pro Era, Big K.R.I.T., Smoke DZA, Fat Trel, and Cashius Green on its roster, has been operating for over a decade in almost every aspect of the urban music industry. Its C.E.O. Jonny Shipes is one of the leading voices and minds of the redesigned business model for independent music distribution and delivery. His artist development and management work- which has now covered a who's who of certifiably unique stars- has caught the ear and heart of the music industry, and his reputation as an incubator of new talent in the urban sector is nearly unparallelled.
By entering this collaboration with RED, Cinematic Music Group marks a glorious chapter in its history with one of the most innovative partnerships in today's musical landscape which will include label services, management, touring and merchandising. By retaining complete creative freedom of its operations and vision while working closely with the industry leader in music distribution and marketing outreach, Cinematic Music Group is once again leading the pack and paving the way for others to follow.
Fans and music lovers can look forward to upcoming releases from Joey Bada$$, Pro Era, Big K.R.I.T., Smoke DZA, Fat Trel, and Cashius Green in the coming months.

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