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Fat Boys, Kid N' Play, J.J. Fad Confirm 2010 Tour Dates


From HipHopDX: 

Three pioneering Hip Hop acts from yesteryear will be displaying their influence in 2010. In the tradition of Fresh Fest, three confirmed groups have begun locking in dates for what The Fat Boys' manager Uncle Louie calls, "An all you can eat lineup of stars."

At present, emcee/actor crews The Fat Boys and Kid N' Play are involved, as well as Dr. Dre's onetime pupils J.J. Fad. Performances have been confirmed on January 16th at Casino Viejas in San Diego. The trio of groups has also confirmed a May 15th date at Detroit's Fox Theater, hosted by 3rd Bass front-man MC Serch.

The tour has been organized by Louie and Eric B., co-founder of Eric B. & Rakim. Dates in Chicago, Dallas, Miami, St. Louis, New York and Los Angeles will reportedly also be announced.

Other acts that are said to be featured on this tour include Special Ed, Kurtis Blow and Salt N' Peppa. Tour merchandise can be purchased here at FatBoysClothing.com.

HipHopDX will announce the additional dates added to the tour as they are confirmed.

Promoters looking to bring Uncle Louie's Old School Extravaganza to their city can visit www.Uncle-Louie.com for more info.

Source: HipHopDX

Debut of Smitty's "Real Hip Hop" Music Video


From Bottom Feeder Music:

K-Murdock's Eclectic Relaxation: A Tribute to ATCQ (Mixtape)


From K-Murdock:

Shouts to the homie Kevin Nottingham for assisting in the song soliciting & selections for this fresh mixtape tribute to my fav group of all-time- A TRIBE CALLED QUEST.  Through KN's site is how i got involved and am humbled to announce that my re-freak of "Butter" off TCQ's "The Low End Theory" got selected to be included in the final mix...  AND to top it off, they even got Canadian emcees/producers Moka Only & Jeff Spec to rhyme over my beat! This and 18 other dope joints mixed by DJ Chong Wizard are available for FREE to all fellow Questers HERE!

*BTW- the instrumental of my remix is available exclusively on the CD version of my "Breaks, Rhythms & Loops" album!

Forever Tribe...
K

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Posted By K-Murdock to NEOSONIC PRODUCTIONS

Free Music Friday: Beginning of oh-10 Edition


Yeah, I know the title doesn't make any sense. But who cares, FMF IS BACK Y'ALL! And we bigger and deffer! Check these free music out to start off your '10.

Chris Clarke :: The Move-Maker Mixtape


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[To start off this year and decade on the right note, here's a free mixtape from up-and-coming rapper Chris Clarke. He has plenty of buzz, judging from the range of various underground artist appears on his mixtape. But who knows if this year or the next Clarke will be on top soon.]


Tracklisting:
1. Intro (Feel Free) (prod. Chris Clarke)
2. What's Happening (prod. Exile)
3. Real nigga Rap Clinic (prod. Pudge)
4. Los Angeles Hard Bop (feat. Ali Baba Abnormal) (prod. Computer Jay)
5. Snowman (feat. Blvme) (prod. Snowman Jack)
6. We Got Records (And Cakes) (Prod. Swish)
7. Mackin' a Hustler... (feat. Bobo Lamb) (prod. Chris Clarke)
8. Mouthwash (feat. Count Bass D, Father Rah, Pause) (Prod. Double K)
9. Everybody's Changing (prod. Beirut)
10. The Sentiment (prod. Porse)
11. No One Can Serve Us (feat. Midas, Jay Jaballas, J-Maddox) (prod. DJ Midas)
12. Chuck Davis (feat. Malkovich, Sum, McBrain) (prod. Chuck-Chilla)
13. Serious Mystic (prod. Chris Clarke)
14. It Ain't Nuttin (prod. Double K)
15. Yeah My Nigg (prod. Chris Clarke)



Guru :: Jazzmatazz 4 - The Hip Hop Jazz Messenger: Back to the Future




[You wouldn't believe Guru's offering this for free, but Guru gave it away for rap sites to d/l and spread around. Check out the Jazzmatazz Vol. 4 if y'all missed it! Guru/Gang Starr fans can still purchase it on iTunes and stores worldwide if you're interested in showing support.]

Tracklisting:
1. Cuz I'm Jazzy (feat. Slum Village)
2. State Of Clarity (feat. Common and Bob James)
3. Stand Up (Some Things'll Never Change) (feat. Damian Marley)
4. Look To The Sun
5. Connections (feat. Kem)
6. Fine and Free (feat. Vivian Green)
7. Wait On Me (feat. Raheem DeVaughn)
8. International (feat. Bobby Valentino)
9. This Is Art (feat. Ronnie Laws)
10. Fly Magnetic (feat. Dionne Farris)
11. The Jazz Style (feat. Omar)
12. Follow The Signs (feat. Shelley Harland)
13. Universal Struggle (feat. Brownman)
14. Infinite (feat. Blackalicious)
15. Kissed The World (feat. Caron Wheeler)
16. Living Legend (feat. David Sanborn)



The Knux :: The Fuck You EP



^Since the mixtape doesn't have a cover, I decided to use this infamous Johnny Cash photo instead.

[The Knux Brothers, Krispy Kream and Rah Almillio, has a special way to show the fans their gratitude by this provacative EP title. Two years after their critically acclaimed debut, "Remind Me in 3 Days...," The Knux has an album on the way soon. While you're waiting, this EP should leave you feeling satisfied and like Akinyele, 'cause "The Fuck You" is for free.]


Tracklisting:
1. Floozy
2. Pop The Cork
3. Fruits (feat. Malbec)
4. Watchu Say
5. Fuck You



Mav :: Pages from My Rhymebook


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[West Coast certainly never lost style in the last decade and they sure won't in this one either. Mav has this free mixtape to prove that the left side won't fall anytime soon. WESTSYYDE!]

Tracklisting:
1. Micadvancement (feat. Angel De Luna)
2. Rockin in the Club
3. Finally Made It
4. Still Love You (feat. Wesley Snypez, and Don Profit)
5. Fly Away
6. Quick Money (feat. MC Eiht, Westcoast KAM, and Trap
7. Can't Take My Shine
8. Yellow Smoke
9. 102 Bars
10. Ounce in a Night (feat. CPQ and Drop Pesci)
11. Live From Da Cypha (feat. Random, James Ciphurphace, Phallic, and Floyd Write)
12. That's Right
13. Money on My Mind (feat. Knawledg and Deztined)
14. Like Father Like Son (feat. Chino D)
15. Ring the Alarm (feat. Cristina)
16. We Gon Ride



Mike Hicons :: Mixtape Volume #1



[Mike Hicons. Real name, no gimmicks. Even his mixtape title shows that he's strictly about the business. Less is more as that Bounty commerical always say. So why don't you d/l it and give this one a play?]


Tracklisting:
1. Intro
2. Don't Go
3. Took That Look Off Your Faces
4. All About My Business
5. Show's Over
6. All I've Ever Had
7. 80 Octane
8. Savage Vandal
9. Killer's Serial
10. Respect
11. ATR
12. Who's Bad
13. Justice Outro



That's it for the "Beginning of oh-10 Edition" edition of "Free Music Fridays." Check these out and let ya man know if they was fyah! If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me at erik@rapreviews.com. If you're an artist with your free mixtape/album shown on this page and you want to send me a link re-up, corrections, and/or questions, e-mail me at erik@rapreviews.com, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love....

DTR Promo : The Breadmakerz : "Sexy Robot"


From DTR45:

http://www.deepthinka.com/sexyrobot.html

In June of 2008 Brooklyn emcee Loki da Trixta made a pilgrimage to the small Polish town of Piekary Śląskie.  There he met with an experimental beat maker named Deft Aphid, the two quickly became friends and formed the musical union known as The Breadmakerz.  The first single from their debut EP Electrograph is entitled 'Sexy Robot.'  It is a catchy, uptempo, fun and funky party jam.  Throughout the entire EP the music is all original and crafted through a painstaking process of collaboration primarily via email.  The result is Electrograph a long EP, or short LP, with a sound as diverse as the musical backgrounds of the conspirators.  With tracks ranging from club bangers to electrofunk, political techno and even a very funny 80s pop spoof, this project is defenitly something fresh.  Check the video to get a better feel for the character of The Breadmakerz and be sure to add Sexy Robot to your playlists.

http://www.deepthinka.com/sexyrobot.html

 

Potluck Release New Track f/ Absolute, Garth Vader


From Kerosene Media:

Potluck Release New Track Featuring Absolute and
Garth Vader Online

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Humboldt County California’s Potluck have debuted the track “Vapors” online at www.MySpace.com/Potluck . The track appears on Potluck’s recently released new Ep, "Pothead Music Vol. 1: The Dank Alumni Experience", which is only available through digital retailers and online at www.SubNoizeStore.com . The Dank Alumni is Potluck, Absolute on End, and Garth "Culti" Vader (Mr. High Times).
 
"We recorded this album during harvest time in Humboldt County, so we were smoking lots of different strains everyday out of our vaporizer," commented 1 Ton from Potluck. "We figured we'd try to write a song about it and it ended up being one of our favorite tracks to come out of these sessions. We just shot a video for the track so make sure you’re on the lookout for that as well."

Potluck is riding high after completing a 2-month tour across the US with reunited hip-hop icons D12. Potluck's sophomore album, "Pipe Dreams", has been embraced by hip-hop fans from coast to coast who have been mesmerized by the group's lyrical depth, rapid fire flows, and head nodding beats. The Source Magazine championed the group’s sound saying, "There are strong reggae and good vibe undercurrents throughout this 21-cut ode to the high life." Synthesis Magazine commented, “Potluck’s members are at the top of their game, so newcomers welcome to the movement.”

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* www.potluckmusic.com *
* www.SuburbanNoizeRecords.com *

Mac Shawn 100 Signs With Snoop Dogg's Label


From ifastfwd:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mac Shawn 100 Signs With Snoop Dogg's Label, Readies Next Album


*****
Bay Area Legend Mac Shawn 100 Signs Deal With Doggystyle/Priority Records.

(Los Angeles, CA - 8 January 2010) -- Legendary West Coast, Bay Area rapper Mac Shawn 100 is getting back to business, with a brand new single, studio album, and a deal with Snoop Dogg and Priority Records.

The new album entitled Tha Bigg Fish, will boast features from Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, E-40, and Turf Talk, amongst others. Due for release later this year on Doggystyle/Priority, following Snoop Dogg being named Creative Chairman of the newly resurrected Priority Records, last year by parent company EMI Music.

In preparation for the release, the new single And U Do Know That has been serviced, and is receiving support in clubs and at the mixshow level on radio. The single is supported by a new video by noted director Dah Dah, with cameo appearances from DJ Quik, Too Short, Mistah FAB, Rappin 4-Tay, Daz Dillinger, and Snoop Dogg.

The Vallejo, CA bred emcee, whose first cousin is rap veteran E-40, has released several successful independent solo albums in the past, and has appeared on more than 70 projects, including E-40’s platinum selling album In a Major Way. Mac Shawn was also once signed to Death Row Records, appearing on the platinum selling album Chronic 2000 and Too Gangsta For Radio.

Mac Shawn 100 - Tha Bigg Fish, in stores soon on Doggystyle Records/Priority.

*****

VIDEO: "And U Do Know That" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XituQJ0ay1E .
AUDIO: "And U Do Know That" - http://ifastfwd.com/campaigns/mac_shawn_100-and_u_do_know_that.zip .

Mac Shawn 100
Tha Bigg Fish - Coming Soon
Doggystyle Records/Priority
* www.macshawn100.com *
* http://twitter.com/macthemost100 *

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For more information on Mac Shawn 100 please contact: chris@ifastfwd.com.

New Brisco Video - Slidin


From Chris at Koch/E1:

New Brisco Video - Slidin

Georgia Anne Muldrow & Declaime - "Endure" + EthNick Remix


From Audible Treats:

Georgia Anne Muldrow & Declaime (aka Dudley Perkins) - "Endure" + EthNick Remix      01.08.2010

Vibrant Duo Drop Track Featuring M.E.D. and Rapper Big Pooh and Remix By Nick Tha 1Da

The Songs:

Looking to start 2010 off with a bang, Georgia Anne Muldrow & Declaime (AKA Dudley Perkins) are dropping the track "Endure" from their upcoming joint album SomeOthaShip along with the fresh "Endure" EthNick Remix courtesy of beat maestro Nick Tha 1Da.

"Endure" is a song of contrasts - contemplative yet free-spirited, dark yet uplifting - and it gives listeners an all-access pass into the minds of Georgia & Declaime. The track, which also features the lyrical stylings of M.E.D. and Rapper Big Pooh, seems fit for the times as it urges listeners to "endure the storm" and to "remember that the bad times have only made you stronger." The positive vibes are inspired in part by Georgia who says that the lyrics help pull her out of the past "and into a new and improved being that is ready to act in the liberation of [her] people through music." As the lyrics end, the song endures for a full minute in a meditative instrumental state giving the listener a moment to pause and reflect upon the track's central theme which, according to Georgia, is to "endure" and not to "give up on yourself, or your potential to be greater than you've chosen not to be."

The "Endure" EthNick Remix by Nick Tha 1Da retains all of the potency of the original and also injects an infectious beat backbone into the mix. "Endure" has been requested to be remixed by numerous producers and, after having been reworked by Oh No, Oddisee, and Apollo Brown, Nick Tha 1Da seemed like a logical choice to pass the remix torch to. Hailing from Washington D.C., Nick Tha 1Da is no stranger to the game, having produced for the likes of Finale and Raheem DeVaughn, and his presence on the track is a game changer of melodious proportions. Neck-snapper curator, beat engineer - Nick Tha 1Da does "Endure" proud as he brings East Coast stylings to his bass heavy remix, and complements the positive vibes of the song by using a selection of strings guaranteed to put a smile on the face of the strictest non-believer. SomeOthaShip, a Mello Music Group release, will be available digitally February 16th and will be hitting physical retail locations February 23rd.

"Endure" EthNick Remix: http://media.audibletreats.com/Georgia_And_Declaime-Endure_EthNick_Remix.mp3 .

"Endure" feat M.E.D. and Rapper Big Pooh: http://media.audibletreats.com/Georgia_And_Declaime-Endure_ft_M.E.D._And_Rapper_Big_Pooh.mp3 .

The Background:

In a world made of plastic, Georgia Anne Muldrow & Declaime (AKA Dudley Perkins) breathe. Georgia radiates light into the west coast hip-hip scene with her vocal mixture of social revolution and raw street wisdom. Her choruses echo the voices of yesterday while her beats explore the cosmic sounds of tomorrow. Having already worked with the likes of Erykah Badu, Mos Def, and Madlib, Georgia finds herself taking a well-deserved turn in the spotlight and ready to keep up her collaborative efforts in 2010. Declaime is a veteran to the hip-hop game, with a voice that overflows with bluesy, syncopated veracity. Characterized by his impossible range and stirring cadence, Declaime has the ability to captivate with the unmistakable sound of experience, breathing a spiritual wind back into the funked out vibrations of hip-hop. Combined, Georgia & Declaime have created an impressive catalog of work including Georgia's Worthnothings, Umsindo, and Kings Ballad, plus Declaime's Conversations With Dudley, A Lil Light, Expressions, and Holy Smokes. Both are now set for the release of their joint album, SomeOthaShip in 2010 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, and YU in 2010. http://www.myspace.com/mellomusicgroup .

Streams:

"Endure" EthNick Remix: http://media.audibletreats.com/Georgia_And_Declaime-Endure_EthNick_Remix.mp3 .

"Endure" feat M.E.D. and Rapper Big Pooh: http://media.audibletreats.com/Georgia_And_Declaime-Endure_ft_M.E.D._And_Rapper_Big_Pooh.mp3 .

Bio, pictures, and streams available here:
* http://www.audibletreats.com/download/gandd/ *

Twitter:
* http://twitter.com/DECLAIME *
* http://twitter.com/JAHJAHMULDROW *

Jill Scott Preps Two New Films, Cartoon Series & More


From PRNEWS:

TRIPLE THREAT RELEASES LIFETIME MOVIE ‘SINS OF THE MOTHER’ FEB 7

“JILL SCOTT PREPS TWO NEW FILMS, MARVEL CARTOON SERIES, INTIMATE APPAREL BRA, ALBUM RELEASE AND 2010 LILITH FAIR TOUR”

TRIPLE THREAT RELEASES LIFETIME MOVIE ‘SINS OF THE MOTHER’ FEBRUARY 7.
REVEALS NEW ALBUM ‘THE LIGHT OF THE SUN’ SPRING/SUMMER 2010
SUPPORTS LILITH FAIR TOUR WITH SARAH MCLACHLAN, SHERYL CROW AND OTHERS


(New York, NY—January 7, 2009)- Grammy Award winning singer/actress Jill Scott preps two movies, a cartoon series, a new bra for her Ashley Stewart intimate apparel line, new album The Light Of The Sun as well as main stage inclusion in the upcoming Lilith Fair tour. Scott was recently seen as lead role in HBO’s critically acclaimed The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, directed by the late Oscar winning  director Anthony Minghella. Jill and the show have garnered rave reviews and nominations from the Golden Globes, IPA Satellite Awards to the American Film Institute (AFI). Scott most recently nominated for NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Actress alongside 2 others the series earned including Outstanding Drama Series and Supporting Actress in Drama Series. This gears the triple threat artist for a huge 2010 year.

Scott’s next film project, Lifetime’s Sins Of The Mother which bows February 7th, revolves around a grad student who returns home to face her abusive, alcoholic mother –played by Scott—only to discover that her mom is sober and has a 3-year- old daughter and new life.  Directed by Paul Kaufman and Executive produced by Damon Lee, the telepic is based on the novel Orange, Mint & Honey and adapted for television by Elizabeth Hunter.

Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too? releases April 2nd and returns Scott to the widely successful movie alongside Janet Jackson, Michael Jai White & Tyler Perry. Having their annual one-week reunion, four close couples gather together for a group vacation at the Bahamas to share news about their lives and relationships. Their  intimate week in paradise is disrupted by the unexpected arrival of Sheila’s (Scott) ex-husband, Mike, who looks forward to breaking up her marriage with Troy. While Sheila deals with her problem, the others realize they too are not immune to the challenges of commitment and fidelity.

Marvel Animation and BET Networks have teamed up to create the epic animated mini-series Black Panther out mid 2010. Scott voices X-men Heroine Storm alongside Golden Globe nominated actor Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond), Kerry Washington (Last King of Scotland) & Golden Globe winning actress Alfre Woodard (American Violet).

Ashley Stewart’s Butterfly Bra inspired by Jill Scott was widely successful garnering great coverage in Women’s Wear Daily, Instyle Magazine and US Weekly. The exclusive joint venture between Scott’s firm J Heather Inc. & Ashley Stewart stores saw the bra line expand nationally to over 220 stores. Founded from Scott’s need for support, comfort & style, a new innovative plunge style bra has been developed, and will be released nationally in the 2nd Quarter of 2010.

Following up to 2007’s Grammy nominated Gold certified album The Real Thing, Jill is currently in the studio recording her 5th album titled The Light Of The Sun. The album embarks Jill on a flurry of emotional poetry as both her career and personal life have skyrocketed with success in Hollywood and birth of first child. The album is expected to be a Spring/Summer 2010 release, just in time for Scott’s return to the stage.

Returning to her first love, live performance,  Scott will be a featured performer alongside her colleagues  Sarah McLachlan, Mary J.Blige, Sheryl Crow, Erykah Badu, Colbie Caillat at the 2010 Lilith Fair Tour;  a celebration of diverse female voices across all genres. Dates are still being confirmed and are updated on www.lilithfair.com .

To find out more updates on Jill Scott, film, music and other upcoming projects please visit www.jillscott.com .

For more info on her non profit organization Blues Babe Foundation please visit www.bluesbabefoundation.org .


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