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KRU Records Brand New "Nothing No Nada" Video


From KRU Records:

KRU Records Brand New "Nothing No Nada" Video

Happ G - "Nothing No Nada (feat. Scandal, Jake Lefco, & Side Effect)" official music video;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASH5OqbPPFk

7 Touches EP is available now on iTunes for just $3.99 for a limited time!

'Six Emcees. One Producer. 7 Touches'
http://iTunes.com/happg

FREE DOWNLOAD sampler of 7 Touches EP:
http://www.zshare.net/audio/7545564504678c48/

Red Cafe "The Eastside" (Off "No Witnesses" Due May 26th)


From Red Cafe and Big Dev:

Red Cafe "The Eastside" (Off "No Witnesses" Due May 26th)

HOTTESTINTHEHOOD.COM

OFF THE "NO WITNESSES" MIXTAPE DROPPING MAY 26th 2010

RED CAFE "THE EASTSIDE" (CLEAN/DIRTY)

DOWNLOAD BOTH HERE

Red Cafe "No Witnesses" Mixtape Trailer from HottestIntheHood on Vimeo.

N.B.S. f/ Royce Da 5'9" - War (Produced by Gasmiles)


From Major Music:

N.B.S. f/ Royce Da 5'9" - War (produced by Gasmiles)

With Royce's recent success with supergroup Slaughterhouse and all of the rumors surrounding their alleged upcoming deal with Eminem and Shady/Interscope Records, we thought it'd be a great time to send out a phenomenal collaboration many of you may not have heard.

This song was originally off of the Queensbridge to Crimebridge compilation put out by DJ Beast and Block617 Records which placed a number of up and coming artists from Cambridge, MA with artists from the Queensbridge Area (Collaborations included Nas, Tragedy Khadafi, Infamous Mobb, Mobb Deep, and Nature), because of a number of studio mishaps the lined up collaboration originally planned for N.B.S. couldn't be made in time for the release date and this classic feature with one of Detriots greatest emcee's was set in motion...

Produced by one of N.B.S. earliest producers, Gasmiles (Block617)

Download @ http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?ymo02mwjnzm

 

The (W)rap Up - Week Of May 11, 2010


Trina :: Amazin'
Slip-N-Slide Records/EMI
Author: Steve 'Flash' Juon

"It should come as no surprise then that Trina is a little smug on her 2010 album "Amazin'," and arguably has a right to be. She's been compared to Lil' Kim her whole career, but has actually released more albums in a shorter amount of time. Khia tried to upstage them both as the most sexually explicit female in the game only to get kicked to the curb. Even now other women are trying to prove they are "Da Baddest Bitch" in hip-hop, but Trina coined the title a decade ago and has never relinquished it. In fact Trina has become something of a standard bearer for commercially active female rappers, as veterans like Latifah and more recent successes like Eve gave up the mic for acting careers."

http://www.rapreviews.com/archive/2010_05F_amazin.html

Blacastan :: Blac Sabbath :: Brick Records
as reviewed by Pete T.

"A few summers ago I was at a rap show at Toad's Place in New Haven. It was a sweltering summer night and the venue was packed from wall to wall such that my boy couldn't even tiptoe his way to the bathroom. Anticipation was high for the A-list headliners, but an hour or so after the opening act had been booed off the stage the crowd was even more restless, demanding entertainment long after the advertised stage time. After some sort of commotion toward the front of the crowd, a dark heavyset man appeared to wrestle the mic from the MC, hopped onto the stage, and broke into a gruff barrage of rugged a cappella rhymes."

http://www.rapreviews.com/archive/2010_05_blacsabbath.html

Deathrow Tull :: Little Taste EP :: BrokeMC.com
as reviewed by Steve 'Flash' Juon

"Twelve years ago underground rapper Dyalekt met RR staffer Adam B. Three years ago Dyalekt debuted his one-man hip-hop THEATER show called "Square Peg Syndrome." As fascinating as his concept was, the RR audience wasn't quite ready for what D had to offer yet (or vice versa) and B had already turned in three interviews that month SO his feature on Dyalekt became an Adam's World exclusive. Time has passed, Dyalekt's sound has advanced, and now he's got a partner by the name of brokeMC to help him bring his vision to the masses. Still what's an up-and-coming rapper who can't get a CD onto retail shelves at Best Buy and Target to do?"

http://www.rapreviews.com/archive/2010_05_littletasteEP.html

Dela :: Changes of Atmosphere :: Drink Water Music
as reviewed by Pete T.

"What does it take for a French artist to win over hip hop's best and brightest? Well, I can't say for sure, but logic tells me that anyone from the land of croissants, berets, and escargot would have to be pretty darn good to earn cosigns from the street-conscious stateside rappers. In the past, artists who made the jump from French to American audiences did so by bypassing the street readiness of most mainstream hip hop and focusing on more mature, tasteful elements and jazz and soul orientations. In the ‘90s, MC Solaar gained a North American following after his appearances on Guru's "Jazzmatazz," and bilingual rapper Lucien turned heads with his appearances on albums by alternative-minded acts such as Jungle Brothers and the Beatnuts."

http://www.rapreviews.com/archive/2010_05_changesofatmosphere.html

Joe Gibbs :: 12" Reggae Discomix Showcase Vol. 4 :: VP Records
as reviewed by Steve 'Flash' Juon

"I'm slightly mystified as to why VP Records would choose to start us off with "Volume 4" of the songs Joe Gibbs had a hand in as opposed to 1, 2 or 3. I'm also puzzled as to why VP simply doesn't issue a boxset with all of the Gibbs hits collected together at once, as opposed to doling them out on one "Discomix" at a time. Most puzzling of all is why one can search for Joe Gibbs on the VP website and get no hits back from their discography. While Gibbs may not have partnered with VP until late in his life, they clearly have unlimited access to his archive of hits and the ability to pay any royalties from their sale to his heirs. It seems to me that shining a better spotlight on the legacy of Joe Gibbs is in order. "

http://www.rapreviews.com/archive/2010_05_gibbsdiscomix4.html

IDE and Skavenger :: Addicted to the Vision :: Creative Juices Music
as reviewed by Susan 'susiQ' Kim

"IDE and Skavenger boast a massive twenty-three tracks in "Addicted to the Vision" as they provide a little something for everyone. However, the team seems to excel in funk beats as they successfully execute the incorporation of soul, jazz, and R&B throughout their tracks. The production on "Throw Your Hands Up" featuring Respect and Ambush brings you back to the funk era with an electric bass being strummed to a simple beat as tambourines faintly sound in the background. "

http://www.rapreviews.com/archive/2010_05_addictedtovision.html

Junk Science :: A Miraculous Kind of Machine :: Modern Shark
as reviewed by Patrick Taylor

"The Def Jux connection is pretty apparent in Baje One's rapping. He sounds like El-P's younger, happy-go-lucky brother. Their voices sound similar, and on Baje One's more intense moments, like "Running Shoes," he could be mistaking for El Producto himself. However, where El-P seems weighted down by the weight of the world, Baje One is more positive and upbeat. He even went out of his way to make sure there was no cursing on the album. Baje One's partner in crime is DJ Snafu, who handles all the production on the album. He describes his style as lo-fi, which is pretty dead on."

http://www.rapreviews.com/archive/2010_05_miraculousmachine.html

Kidz in the Hall :: Land of Make Believe :: Duck Down Records
as reviewed by Louis 'Delicate Beats' Cloutier

"The group's most recent album "Land of Make Believe" was released on March 2010. When I saw the cover art, I knew instantly I had a unique product in my hands. All of the songs share a distinctive core sound due to Double-Os production. His company is called "Space.Aged.Gorilla.Funk" and this name describes his style perfectly. On Kidz in the Hall's latest, he creates a bundle of funky up tempo songs with spacy synths and quirky rhythms. While I have mostly praise for Double-O's distinctive approach and consistence, his production is what keeps this LP from being a home run."

http://www.rapreviews.com/archive/2010_05_makebelieve.html

Sadat X :: Wild Cowboys II :: Fat Beats Records
as reviewed by Matt Jost

"Oh no he didn't. Tell me Sadat X didn't jump on the sequel bandwagon just to peddle his most recent recordings to his few faithfuls, rushed it out to a willing manufacturer who put out a horribly mastered product that in no way can compare to "Wild Cowboys." The first impression and subsequent listens suggest he did. For the promisingly titled opener "Return of the Bang Bang" he teams up with "Generation X" collaborator Will Tell (of Brooklyn Academy) for a dub-inspired caper that incorporates non-rap quotes in clever fashion. But despite the interesting set-up the track is simply unlistenable due to the bad sound quality. "

http://www.rapreviews.com/archive/2010_05_wildcowboys2.html

Sway :: The Delivery :: Dcypha Records/Konvict
as reviewed by Jesal 'Jay Soul' Padania

"Thinking back on that now legendary Jay Electronica gig at the Jazz Cafe in London – a night that I was fortunate enough to have attended – there was a warm up act, Sway. And he looked, frankly, a bit miserable, huffy and, dare we say it, resentful. Why? Well, Jay Electronica, a man that hasn't even officially released a mixtape, let alone an album, had a bunch of British lads (for they were ALL lads, of course) rapping along with most of his songs, in the palm of his hands and completely enthralled. Sway looked close to having his "On the Waterfront" moment."

http://www.rapreviews.com/archive/2010_05_swaydelivery.html

Twin Perils :: Word Supremacy :: Holographic Pagoda Recordings
as reviewed by Steve 'Flash' Juon

"Albums about war, conflict and violence raise your adrenaline level. Nothing beats a good M.O.P. or Jedi Mind Tricks release in that regard. You feel the beats assault you, the lyrical ammunition spraying your ears, and it creates an uncontrollable headnodding response. The more passionate and angry the vocal delivery gets, the more you feel it. Sometimes the artist can even get away with a silly or nonsensical rhyme just off the emotional intensity and increased decibel level. The feeling leaves you wanting to go on a rampage like Reggie Noble in the "Time 4 Sum Aksion" video. Thankfully you don't have to because the music is a vicarious trip through the light fantastic - you get the surge of energy from the high octane beats and rhymes and translate that rush any way you like. It's a pure rap shot of cappuccino. "

http://www.rapreviews.com/archive/2010_05_wordsupremacy.html

Hip-Hop Shop #74 - Enter the 38th Chamber




Every Sunday at 9:30 PM EST we air a live new edition of Hip-Hop Shop on BlogTalkRadio like the one you're about to hear - Episode #74 - Enter the 38th Chamber. This show features new songs produced by El Michels Affair paying tribute to the Wu including Von Pea & Spec Boogie, A-Plus & Knobody and more! Thanks for listening and remember this show is PODSAFE so be sure to share it with a friend and tell them to check out the replay every Tuesday on RapReviews.com!

Download Here (right click to save)

Tracks featured this week:

* Von Pea & Spec Boogie - Shimmy Shimmy Ya
* Checkmark & Termanology - Duffle Bag Bros.
* Diabolic - Frontlines
* A-Plus & Knobody - CREAM
* DJ Concept & Mickey Knox f/ Chaundon, Little Vic - Story to Tell
* O.C. & A.G. - Boom Bap
* Anutha f/ Equinox & Kam Moye - Seven
* Nuk Fam, NRO & Dugout - Protect Ya Neck

Premonition - Rap's Barry White


The first time I heard Premonition was the remix to “Double Time” that was on the Spills & Jesse Abraham album Alphabutter. The song featured half a dozen of NY’s finest and when Premonition’s verse came on my initial reaction was “damn, who’s the dude with the deep-ass voice of God?” Then I started listening to his lyrics and thought “damn, the voice of God has some serious skills!” Over the next few months I’d run into Premonition at a number of shows and find that in addition to being able to shine on a track he can also rock a mic live. A truly passionate emcee, this week I caught up with Premonition to find out more about that passion, who’s going to end up on his future tour bus, and his strange connection with comedian Judah Freidlander.

Read the full interview at: http://adambernard.blogspot.com/2010/05/artist-of-week-premonition.html

Lola Maxwell, Dondria & Paula Campbell Live in Concert


From Imani Pope-Johns:


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TNBT-Bubblelistic & MindBolic Entertainment Present
 Dondria of SO SO Def and Special Guest Paula Campbell for A Night
Other artists of the night include, Lola Maxwell and many more!

 

(Washington,DC -Baltimore,MD) – As a fresh face to the music industry Dondria of SO SO Def has invited familiar faces of the DMV(DC/MD/VA) to Baltimore for night of phenomenal music. Special guest Paula Campbell is here to join her with performances from DMV’s hip-hop favorite, Lola Maxwell. Sunday, June 6, 2010, the show takes place in Edens Lounge at 15 W. Eager Street, Baltimore, MD. This is a 21+ event and a $10 cover charge at the door until 10pm. The show begins at 8pm and ends at 2am. Bubblelistic & MindBolic will be streaming this event  live all over the world and as a special guest, Paula Campbell is full of surprises and is sure to impress the crowd.

Who:  Dondria of So So Def, Paula Campbell & Lola Maxwell
  Cost: $10  before 10pm , Doors open at 8pm

When: Sunday, June 6th  at  8pm - 2am
Where:  Edens Lounge at 15 W. Eager Street, Baltimore, MD



About Paula Campbell:

R&B Songstress Paula Campbell, a native of the Baltimore area; reigns as the R&B Queen of the DMV. She has worked with various artists such as Ne-Yo, Ciara, John Legend, Consequence, Three Six Mafia ( “Hard Out Here For A Pimp”) and many more. The dream-maker herself has recently released a highly anticipated street album “DreamMaker”. She gave listeners her heart and drawing them in once again with her newest hit and the first single off her greatly anticipated album, “Rebellious Romantic”  “Just A Man”. It is gradually buzzing through the Mid-Atlantic and is sure to be a top charter. It guaranteed to be a favorite amongst Paula's heavy female fan base. called

Find out more:
www.paulacampbellplace.com
www.youtube.com/paulacampbelltv
@PaulaCampbell         

About Lola Maxwell:

Lola Maxwell is an aspiring Hip Hop artist from Washington, DC. Believing the music that she produces, is part of what is significantly needed in the present hip-hop industry. Her fans have agreed that Ms. Maxwell portrays the essence of the real Hip Hop they have always loved and enjoyed. Though, she is only 21 years old and didn’t necessarily grow up during the time when Hip Hop was grungy and real, her style and lyrics are easily comparable to Lauryn Hill, MC Lyte, Lupe Fiasco, Mos Def, and Common. She is sure to take "over" the hip hop game. Her latest single is “ Assembly” off her mixtape “Basik Edukation”.

 

Find out more:

www.lolamaxwell.blogspot.com
www.myspace.com/lolamaxwell
@LolaMaxwell

About Dondria:

The long-awaited debut album Dondria vs. Phatfffat. Channeling her natural talent and years of training, Dondria pours her heart and soul into her first single, “You’re the One.” Written and produced by Dupri and veteran songwriter/producer Bryan Michael Cox, “You’re the One” is a timeless throwback to classic R&B and the perfect track to showcase Dondria’s range and vocal maturity. Due out in Spring 2010, Dondria vs Phatfffat – (“Phatfffat” is a nickname she picked up in college as a contrast between her skinny physique and ravenous appetite for food) – features a diverse mix of soulful ballads, real R&B and straight up dance records. 

“I’m so in love with this album,” Dondria gushes. “You can play it from start to finish without stopping. I can’t wait for my fans to finally hear it.” 

About Bubblelistic & MindBolic Ent:

The Bubblelistic Management Company, [BBL] is a multi-faceted enterprise that specializes in the planning and execution of successful careers for professionals in the music business. With talented artists on the roster, BBL is well on its way to spearheading a movement of music that the world has yet to experience. Using a sincere passion for good music as its core driving force, the company has also effortlessly expanded into entertainment marketing as well as promotions. Consequently, Bubblelistic Management has become the premiere go-to promotional tool for the Washington, DC tri-state area.
For more info:
www.myspace.com/bubblelistic

Upcoming Events:
May 23rd NYC Secret Lounge w/ HOT 97/ Atlantic Records/Outtacontrol Radio w/ MAD LINX (from BET)
May 26th Baltimore Club Reality BET PASS GIVE AWAY (Backstage, rehearsals, floor seating, pre show, red carpet)
**June 6th  Edens Lounge w/ DONDRIA And the SO SO DEF Family**



--
Imani Pope-Johns
Publicist to:
R&B Singer Paula Campbell
www.paulacampbellplace.com
www.youtube.com/paulacampbelltv
         
Female Emcee Lola Maxwell
www.lolamaxwell.blogspot.com
www.myspace.com/lolamaxwell

--
Imani Pope-Johns
Publicist to:
R&B Singer Paula Campbell
www.paulacampbellplace.com
www.youtube.com/paulacampbelltv
         
Female Emcee Lola Maxwell
www.lolamaxwell.blogspot.com
www.myspace.com/lolamaxwell

J'Adore Magazine Writer
www.jadoremag.com

Singersroom Writer:
R&B Lifestyle Online Mag
www.singersroom.com
Jay Electronica, RADIx, EDO G, Esoteric at 4th Annual Unity Fest


RADIx performing live 5/15 @ Boston UnityFest w/ Jay Electronica, EDO G, 7L and ESOTERIC and many more. Please come out to support this event.

Where: Paradise Rock Club| 967 Comm Ave, Boston,Ma
When: Saturday 5/15/2010
Doors@ 7 pm | 18+ | $25 | 617.562.8800 or thedise.com

Recent Press

Hiphopdx.com
2Dopeboyz.com
Kevinnottingham.com

RADIx Bio


Starting out as two randomly selected roommates, Quite Nyce and Seek formed a rap duo, RADIx, and went on to form a successful career. Since their formed bond,. they have released over 12 projects on their self-funded record label Abstrak Recordings, toured throughout Europe 3 times and toured the USA countless times. They officially formed RADIx in 2003 and have continued to be supported independently to reach their fan base directly. They received critical success with their debut album “The Staple” (2006), which featured Mr.EON, Akrobatik, Insight, DJ JS1, and Mista Sinista. RADIx has been featured on MTV2, URB Magazine, Performer Magazine, Elemental, and all major Massachusetts newspaper publications.

In 2008, singles from RADIx’s album debuted on Fox. RADIx, isnow set to gather even more success with their second studio album. They have enlisted one of the top producers in the game, Statik Selektah, to produce the entire album. Their debut single from the album “The Return” has already been featured on major hip hop sites such as 2dopeboyz.com, Nahright.com, and Kevinnottingham.com. Renewed motivation to get the type of acclaim they feel they deserve has already launched RADIx back into the spotlight.

In 2010, RADIx will cement themselves as one of the best groups in the game. They both know that it will take hard work and dedication but that is nothing new to a group that started in a dorm room in 2003 and went on to perform in front of hundreds of thousands of people thus far in their career.

DNA x DJ Kris Stylez "Darwynism" Mixtape Is Coming


From MyGlobalHype:

DNA x DJ Kris Stylez "Darwynism" Mixtape is coming!

DJ Kris Stylez Shoutout:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsdbfGVEhP8

Introducing You to the artist DNA from Compton, CA, currently working
on projects in Europe touring and promoting his new music. His first
accomplishment was the mixtape "The Evolution" that he dropped with
DJ Big K (Cali Untouchable DJs), hosted by DJ Yooter (Heavy
Hitters/NYC). He also jumped on Tour with Game during the LAX tour in
Europe which help jump start his current new and highly anticipated
mixtape Darwynism, hosted by Game's Tour DJ, DJ Kris Stlyez. The
mixtape is featuring 24 explicit tracks, including "That Drank",
"V.I.P" and several other potential hit songs. DNA brings a different
element to the hip-hop world, by combining an international background
with street knowledge and poetic savy. Be on the lookout for
Darwynism...

DNA "That Drank"

Download <http://usershare.net/rw6v2onnpqqx>

DNA "VIP"

Download <http://usershare.net/wz24r7ixmt3b>

DNA "Bad Bitch"

Download <http://usershare.net/3rgq6xw8mya7>

Add DNA as friend on MySpace:

http://www.myspace.com/dnamusicdna

Follow DNA on Twitter:

http://www.twitter.com/dnamusicdna

Chalie Boy Announces Follow-Up to Smash Hit "I Look Good"


From Nancy B:

Chalie Boy Announces Follow-Up to Smash Hit "I Look Good"

Texas' 'versatile child', Chalie Boy, has announced the follow-up to his hugely successful single, "I Look Good" ; the Cracka Lack-produced club banger, "Look Like Money (Smell Like Dollaz".) "I Look Good", Chalie Boy's first entry into the world of national radio play, stayed on Billboard's charts for months and continues to be in high club rotation nationwide, garnering the Dirty 3rd/Battery/Jive artist a wealth of national media attention. His equally high-energy follow-up is currently making its way through mixshow and is already a club favorite throughout the South.

Chalie Boy's recent performance on BET's Spring Bling, show bookings through June and features in the upcoming issues of both The Source and Ozone, are clear indicators that his years of grinding through the mixtape circuit have not been wasted. This lyrical crooner-turned rapper is here to stay.

CHALIE BOY
"LOOK LIKE MONEY (SMELL LIKE DOLLAZ)"
As featured on Chalie Boy's all-original Free Download release titled I'm Here
Service pack includes the Dirty, Clean, Acappella & Instrumental Versions
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

SHOW SCHEDULE

5/15 - Austin, TX
5/22 - Fairbanks, AK
5/23 - Dallas, TX
5/26 - Colorado Springs, CO
5/27 - Denver, CO
5/28 - El Paso, TX
5/29 - Junction City, KS
5/30 Houston, TX *DUB Car Show performance*
6/2 - San Antonio, TX
6/10 Austin, TX
6/17 - Waco, TX
6/19 - Dallas, TX


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