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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.


   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


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). 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!


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 .

Always stay up to date on tour dates, tour photos, and tour comments at  at .

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": .

MP3: Fabolous - "Body Count"

From M3W:

MP3: Fabolous - "Body Count"

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DJ Smallz: 2Pac 14th Year Anniversary World Premiere

From DJ Smallz:

2Pac 14th Year Anniversary World Premiere! The Outlawz - It Ain't Over







MP3: John Regan - "She & H.E.R." (prod. by Needlz)

From Wil at Culture VI:

MP3: John Regan - "She & H.E.R." (prod. by Needlz)

Here's the b-side of the track I sent last week (Paint the World) off
of John's "Sorry I'm Late" album dropping Oct. 12th. It's one of three
produced by Needlz.

I'll be sending the Joell Ortiz track in about a week and the Marsha
Ambrosius feature shortly after that.

Hope all is well - lemme know if you need anything from us!!

say hi to me on twitter: @culturevi

Artist: John Regan
Title: She & H.E.R.
Producer: Needlz
Album: Sorry I'm Late
Record Label: Culture VI Records, Inc.

In case you missed any of them:

Paint the World ft. PackFM (YZ)

Up There with You ft. Sha Stimuli, Naledge of Kidz in the Hall & Wayna (YZ)

Devil's Eye ft. Ill Bill & Juganot (YZ)

Sorry I'm Late: October 12th, 2010

Sorry I'm Late (YZ)
Breath of Fresh Air (YZ)
Yesterday ft. Joell Ortiz & Meylin (YZ)
She Loves Me...Not ft. Drew Hudson (Dub B)
Nobody's Somebody ft. Nottz (88-Keys & Nottz)
All I Got to Give ft. Marsha Ambrosius (YZ)
Paint the World ft. PackFM (YZ)
She & H.E.R. (Needlz)
9:57 Interlude (YZ)
Suicide ediciuS (Needlz)
One Day in Heaven ft. Skyzoo & Jaiden (YZ)
Stars ft. Nicholas Howard (Needlz & YZ)

Devil's Eye ft. Ill Bill & Juganot (YZ)
Up There with You ft. Sha Stimuli, Naledge of Kidz in the Hall & Wayna (YZ)

Wil Loesel
Culture VI Records, Inc.

Video: Boog Brown - "The Essence"

From Audible Treats:

Video: Boog Brown - "The Essence"

Albert Rhymestein - NYC's New Freestyle Fanatic

Albert Rhymestein remembers his first attempt at freestyling. “I first freestyled in a McDonald's while on an 7th grade field trip. It was over a Snoop Dogg and Warren G instrumental, and I was absolutely terrible.” Since then his skills have been honed to the point where people in New York City have started to ask, who’s the new guy kicking ass in all the freestyle competitions?

Relatively new to the city having moved to Brooklyn just a year ago, Albert Rhymestein is quickly making a name for himself. He has a solo project on the way that’s being produced by Spills, a team project with BS, and, of course, you can always find him freestyling somewhere. This week I caught up with the scene’s newest rising star to find out more about his history, his music, and what makes his Fam!LL crew so ill.

Read the full interview at:

Video: Mancini - "Blowin Money Fast Remix"

From Sox:

Video: Mancini - "Blowin Money Fast Remix"

PR: Rap Vet Releases Solo Debut 15 Years in the Making

From Alan Page:

Rap Vet Releases Solo Debut 15 Years in the Making

                                    IF YOU'RE TIRED OF ONE DIMENSIONAL RAPPERS,
                                 WELCOME TO THE "NEW GOLDEN ERA" OF DIMENSIONS

After forming a group with a pre-dead prez in Tallahassee and
returning to his hometown Washington DC to form a powerhouse
underground collective known as the Infinite Loop (the first unsigned
DC hip-hop group to secure national media coverage, in the now-defunct
Blaze Magazine), Hip-hop artist Dimensions (real name: Anthony Fields)
has finally released his solo debut, a 21 track opus entitled
"Slanguage: A Brain Cell.e.bration". Exemplifying the proverb "the
last shall be first", Dimensions is set to release his solo album
after other members of the Infinite Loop have gone on to some
notoriety, including Black Indian (the first male hip-hop soloist to
ink a major label deal, years before Wale, with MCA) and Omar Retnu
(who produced R&B star Raheem Devaughn's early independent releases
and is the touring bassist/bandleader in The L's, a band that backs
Foreign Exchange (fronted by Phonte of Little Brother) on tour).

Following the dissolution of Infinite Loop, Dimensions formed a
hip-hop trio dubbed The Package with fellow former Loop members Noyeek
the Grizzly Bear and DJ/producer Theory. The group has become an
Internet sensation, garnering over 115,000 views on their Myspace page and generating almost 2,000 downloads
for their digital-only release, "Double R: Remixes and Rarities" in
two months. Their debut single, "Making Waves", was promoted via a
video (directed by Peter Rosenberg of Hot 97) that has generated over
20,000 views online. "Making Waves" was also remixed by
internationally respected producer Kev Brown (who has worked with such
hip-hop stars as Busta Rhymes, De La Soul, and formerly belonged to DJ
Jazzy Jeff's production team, A Touch of Jazz).

Dimensions' buzz single, "Rep Yo Hood" explains part of the reason for
the long wait for his solo debut, namely Dimensions' status as a
working single father of four sons (all of whom attend private school
on academic scholarship thanks to his stern discipline). "Rep Yo Hood"
(sometimes subtitled Fatherhood) is a powerful ode to parental
responsibility to his fellow black men and a direct challenge to
brothers who want to engage in street activities ("repping" their
neighborhood) instead of taking care of their responsibilities at
home. This must-hear song deserves to be heard throughout the black
community and the world at large.

"Rep Yo Hood" serves as the lead-off single from Dimensions' debut
album and is attached to this message.

Dimensions' album can be downloaded in its entirety (including
original painted cover art) at

More information on Dimensions and The Package is available at

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