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Teaser: The Hieroglyphics x GOLD COIN Capsule Collection

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Teaser: The Hieroglyphics x GOLD COIN Capsule Collection

Hieroman Toy To Be First Release From Hieroglyphics x GOLD COIN Collaboration

The Toy:

Bay Area natives and legendary hip-hop crewHieroglyphics and GOLD COIN have teamed up to create The Hieroglyphics x GOLD COIN Capsule Collection, a series of Hiero inspired clothing and accessories, with the first release from this collaboration being the limited edition Hiero action figure, Hieroman. Standing 7" tall, the vinyl toy has the classic Hiero logo face, and comes equipped with a laser engraved wooden medallion necklace. Just like the better rappers in the industry he doesn't have just one face, but two. His head spins around to reveal a signature GOLD COIN piece. Celebrating classic backpack rap, he's equipped with his own knapsack and green beanie.

Hieroman will be available mid-October as part of The Hieroglyphics x GOLD COIN Capsule Collection. More info on the full collection will become available soon, as Hiero plans musical releases in support of the Hieroman toy.

In addition to The Hieroglyphics x GOLD COIN Capsule Collection, make sure to look out for upcoming Hiero tours.

For more information on The Hieroglyphics x GOLD COIN collaboration, please visit: and .

About Hiero Imperium Records:

Founded in 1997 in Oakland, CA, Hiero Imperium Records is Del The Funky Homosapien, Casual, Pep Love, Domino, and the Souls of Mischief, made up of A-Plus, Opio, Phesto and Tajai. Coming off waves of success from earlier releases like Souls' '93 Til Infinity, the Hiero crew had already established themselves as a name in mainstream and underground hip-hop, and soon released their first collective project Third Eye Vision. Since then the Hiero team has been thriving in the hip-hop world, releasing a number of projects within the label as well as branching out for collaborations with the likes of Jurassic 5, George Clinton, Dilated Peoples, Q-Tip, Xzibi,t and Gorrillaz.


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MP3: Slim Thug feat. B.o.B and Vado feat. Young Dro

From Chris at E1 Music:

MP3: Slim Thug feat. B.o.B and Vado feat. Young Dro

Slim Thug "So High" featuring B.o.B.


"Polo" remix feat. Young Dro


From Gio at E1 Music:


(New York, NY) — Hip Hop newcomer Vado is set to release his newest project, Slime Flu on October 12th, 2010 via Entertainment One Music. Slime Flu is Vado’s first official solo offering and is sure to be a classic.

Slime Flu was originally supposed to be released online as a free download for fans, but the project built up such a demand that it warranted an official eOne release. “Everybody goin’ crazy for it,” he said. “I’ve always been skeptical with the project ’cause I didn’t really know when I wanted to put it out… [Cam and I] was comin’ out with the Gangsta Grillz: Boss of all Bosses…so it just built a buzz and anticipation for it so [labels] started reachin’.”

Vado is releasing singles every week up until the release of the Slime Flu so that fans don’t feel short changed. “I’m leakin’ an original song every week, every Monday,” he explained. “I’m damn near givin’ y’all a mixtape. By time the [CD] drop, I’m givin’ y’all bout at least 10 unreleased songs!”

Born and raised in Harlem, NY. Vado started writing from the age of 15 and at the age of 19 he started to take his artistry to another level. He spent several years creating a buzz for himself before he encountered one of his Harlem bred Idols, Cam’ron. "The vibe between me and Cam was crazy," remembers Vado. "I'm from his 'hood on 142nd and Lennox, so once we started kickin' it like Goodfellas and he started recording with me, it was history in the making." Vado expresses the vibe between Cam'ron and himself.

The self proclaimed “most hated,” is becoming one of Harlem’s most beloved with two projects alongside Cam’ron Boss of all Bosses 2.5 and Gunz N’ Butta as well as his solo release Slime Flu in the works for this year.

Gunz N’ Butta is a duet album with both Cam’ron and Vado on all 16 tracks. The first single, “Speakin’ in Tungs” was a top 10 song on New York’s Hot 97 radio station. Vado says of Gunz N’ Butta, “It’s our first album and I promise it’s so much of a classic. It’s like all the Boss of all Bosses tapes put together. We hit y’all from all angles—we hit y’all from the streets, for the ladies, for the club… It’s five stars, man.”

To view the “Speakin’ in Tungs” video, click here: .

The Hip Hop freshman has teamed up with mentor Cam’ron and features Jae Millz and newcomer Meek Mill.

Slime Flu Track Listing:

   1. Council Music
   2. Polo
   3. The Greatest
   4. Beat Knockin
   5. Celebration
   6. Wake Up
   7. Rugby Down
   8. The U.N.
   9. Bullets & Gun Smoke (Ft. Meek Mill)
  10. Crimesquare (Ft. Gruff)
  11. Snapped
  12. Filthy Game (Ft. Jae Millz)
  13. Shooter (Ft. Cam’ron)
  14. Speaking In Tongues (Ft. Cam’ron)

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MP3: Obie Trice - "Act Like That"

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MP3: Obie Trice - "Act Like That"

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Shad Releases Video/Single in Anticipation of US Release For TSOL

 Shad has just released a video for the single "We, Myself, and I" off of his latest album TSOL:


Shad also released a remix to the song "Rose Garden" featuring Vonpea and Donwill of Tanya Morgan:

Rose Garden (Remix)


TSOL hits US stores on October 5th via Decon Records.  


Poe Boy Music Group's Brisco & Billy Blue Release New Mixtapes

Poe Boy Music Group's Brisco and Billy Blue release new mixtapes to keep the buzz going for their forthcoming albums.

Cash Money/Poe Boy artist Brisco drops the OG Kush mixtape in anticipation of his album "Street Medicine."  The mixtape can be downloaded here:


Brisco also recently released the video for the Lil' Wayne assisted single "On The Wall:"




Konvict Music/Poe Boy artist Billy Blue drops  the 36 Reasons Reloaded mixtape in anticipations of his album "Story of my Life."  The mixtape can be downloaded here:


 Billy Blue also recently released the video to his new single "When U Hood U Good:"



Video: Smash - "Hard in the Paint"

From Smash:

Video: Smash - "Hard in the Paint"

MP3: Young Cypher f/ Waka Flocka - "G-Check"

From Xclusive Muzik:

MP3: Young Cypher f/ Waka Flocka - "G-Check"






Video: The Gambit feat. Kayla G - "Trailblazer"

From Anssi L.:

Video: The Gambit feat. Kayla G - "Trailblazer"

MP3: Boog Brown - "My Love" Featuring Poodie The Byz

From Audible Treats:

MP3: Boog Brown - "My Love" Featuring Poodie The Byz

Boog Brown Celebrates Release Of Brown Study With Album's Latest Single

The Song:

The wait is finally over. Boog Brown's new album, Brown Study, is now available via Mello Music Group and addition to the album she has put out a new single to celebrate the release. For her latest, Boog injects the hip-hop world with a little dose of romance with the track "My Love." Along with producer Apollo Brown, whose influence is felt throughout the entire album, Boog incorporated vocalist Poodie The Byz to accentuate the track's vibe. According to Boog, teaming with the soulful singer was a foregone conclusion saying of the collaboration "I needed a woman with a gritty but sweet voice to do the hook and Poodie The Byz was the only choice."

"My Love" explores often-untouched terrain in the hip-hop community: true love. "Tryin to find that balance with romance in this type of industry that I am in can be difficult," says Boog. "I wanted to write a true love song that wasn't all cheese." While the task of getting harder heads to listen up to such a delicate topic can be a tall order, Boog takes on the task and excels. With a sultry hook and fervent yet endearing lyrics the emcee's message of "Love makes the world go round, love is balance" is not only heard but, like her budding career, is respected by her peers.

Boog Brown's new album Brown Study is now available via Mello Music Group

You can hear the new single "My Love" Featuring Poodie The Byz here: .

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The Background:

Boog Brown:
In the world of Hip Hop, Atlanta based Boog Brown spreads her "Dope Girl Magic" like her life depends on it and returns us to the roots of a genre that has literally changed the world. Currently based in Atlanta, Detroit native Brown describes herself as a "lover, fighter and artist." This is reflected in her personal style, lyrical approach and unique perspective. Though she has been an emcee for roughly 3 years, her writing goes back to the age of 15, allowing her to amass an arsenal of lyrics including two chapbooks of poetry, Swimming Against the Current State of Mind: My Life In Words and Black Tie Fish Fry, and her debut mixtape, the 2007 release entitled Extended Play. Earlier this year, Brown released The Grind Season Vol. 1 mixtape which features production from Illastrate, Lex Boogie, 14KT and appearances from staHHr, Fluxwonda of Binkis Recs, and Mojo Swagger. The Brown Study LP will be dropped September 28, 2010 via Mello Music Group.

Apollo Brown:
Born into a bi-racial family in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Apollo Brown's early influences skewed more toward the music of Journey and The Carpenters than the urban genres his peers often cite as inspiration. This is not to say that once hip-hop came into play, Apollo wasn’t all in. Just as easily as he can praise the virtues of yacht rock, the 29-year-old beatsmith can name personal heroes - Gang Starr, Wu-Tang, Mobb Deep, M.O.P., Nas, and Black Moon - from the early 90s period in which, for him, beats and rhymes became life. Apollo began making his own music in 1996 using Voyetra audio software, then upgraded to Cool Edit 2000 in becoming a self-described bedroom beat-maker for roughly the next eight years. It was the mid-2000s, and the upstart producer saw no future for his work - work he had dedicated his life to - in an industry where radio was setting a formulaic pattern for mainstream music. But he eventually began to miss the creativity in his craft and began producing once again, releasing the instrumental albums Skilled Trade (2007) and Make Do (2009). He went on in 2009 to win the Detroit Red Bull Big Tune Championships and competed in the national finals. Apollo then signed as a producer with the Mello Music Group in December of 2009. His debut album, The Reset, is available now via Mello Music Group.

About Mello Music Group:

Like Lao Tzu in hip-hop, Mello Music Group provides music for the soul, from the heart of American culture, opening the realm of the intelligent hip-hop experience through melodic evocations, beats that corroborate the truth, and voices that roar above the rising void and impose order on the terrible & triumphant moments of everyday life. This is the compelling sound of Mello Music Group. Industry newcomer Michael Tolle founded MMG in 2007 and is acting Director of Operations. MMG will be releasing projects from Oddisee, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Kenn Starr, Finale, Trek Life, Dudley Perkins, Sareem Poems, UPS, and YU throughout 2010. .

Video: RADIx - "Too Much"

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Video: RADIx - "Too Much"

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