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Haji P - Neighborhood Kid Promo Video & Free Download


Here’s a quick promo clip for Haji P’s new album Neighborhood Kid. Neighborhood Kid was released on Feb 23rd and is available from hajip.com as well as iTunes, Amazon, Zune etc.  The track in the video is “Good Grief” and was produced by DJ MF Shalem. The entire album is available for streaming on HajiP.com as well. The video was shot by in San Francisco by Trevor Traynor (trevortraynor.com / ishooteverything.com) and edited by Rob Rush.

YouTube video link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDD1ZCCXYJI

Good Grief download link:

http://www.divshare.com/download/10810289-5a0

 

Video: Donwill - "Pu**y Rules The World" + SXSW Dates


From Michelle at Audible Treats:

Critical Praise for Tanya Morgan:

"This Brooklyn-Cincinnati hip-hop trio summoned old-school cheer, goofy skits and indelible hooks for a left-field masterpiece." - Rated #1 Album across all genres for 2009 by Steve Smith, Time Out New York's Music Editor

Brooklynati featured in dozens of Best Of 2009 lists including AllMusic.com, The Village Voice, eMusic.com, Amazon.com, Onion AV Club, Time Out New York, PopMatters.com, LAMusicBlog.com, TheSmokingSection, CokeMachineGlow.com, TheUrbanDaily.com, and more.

The Video:

Back with another cut from his highly anticipated upcoming debut album Don Cusack In High Fidelity, Donwill, one third of critically acclaimed Tanya Morgan, is proud to release the latest single, "Pu**y Rules The World." Don't let the name of the track fool you though. "The song is about being more critical of chasing skirts," says Donwill. "It's not a song degrading women, but more so questioning motives." The song also features west coast emcees Mykestro and Bad Lucc who spit well-crafted verses about their own experiences and motives when dealing with the fairer sex. A drum infused beat and grooving bass line collide yet leave enough space on the sonic landscape for the emcees to tell their lyrical tales. Echoing the overall theme of the song, Donwill reminds listeners that life has much more to offer than what many people get caught up with. "If your world is ruled by cash, clothes, cars or girls, you should improve your life. 'Cus there is A LOT more out there." Be sure to take note, as a little insight from Donwill goes a long way.

Watch the "Pu**y Rules The World" video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX8Hb3-t3aM

Fans can also head over to MySpace Music for an exclusive Early Album Premiere where Donwill's new album can be streamed in its entirety. Plus, if you're down in Austin this week at SXSW, you can catch Don live at the following shows:

Thursday, March 18th - URB.com Next 100 Showcase
Light Bar: 408 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Stage time: 6:15PM
Performing with Tiara Wiles

Friday, March 19th - Quality! Showcase
Soho Lounge: 217 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701
Stage time: 4:15PM

Saturday, March 20th - Audible Treats Showcase
The Independent: 501 Brushy Street, Austin, TX 78702
Stage time: 11:00M
Performing Don Cusack In High Fidelity with The Park featuring Ragen Fykes

Sunday, March 21st - Project BLACK Unofficial Showcase
Antoine's: 213 W. 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701
Stage time: 10:30PM

Donwill's debut solo album Don Cusack In High Fidelity drops March 23, 2010, via Interdependent Media.

"Laura's Song" Max-single buy link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lauras-song-maxi-single/id3157597101


The Background:

Donwill is one-third of hip-hop group Tanya Morgan, formed in 2003, who recently released their third full-length album Brooklynati in 2009. With the high praise from Rolling Stone and Time Out New York that Brooklynati garnered,Donwill is now ready to release his own album, Don Cusack in High Fidelity on March 23rd, 2010. The maxi-single of "Laura's Song," complete with the album version, radio edit, instrumental and a couple of remixes is now available for purchase on iTunes. The album will be released by Bay Area label Interdependent Media.


About Interdependent Media:

Founded in 2006 in the Bay Area by Evan Phillips, Interdependent Media has built unique strengths in the development, production, and marketing of recorded music via new methods of marketing and promotion. Armed with a comprehensive understanding of both traditional and emerging methods of marketing, iM has successfully created multi-faceted methods of raising awareness and interest in their projects. Industry veterans Ian "ID" Davis and Dominic Del Bene head operations at iM and are credited with discovering and/or developing artists such as 9th Wonder, Little Brother, Tanya Morgan, Blackalicious, Del the Funky Homosapien, the Hieroglyphics and more. In 2010, iM will be releasing multi-media projects from artists Donwill, TRUTHLiVE, Canibus, Von Pea, A-Plus, and more. For more information, please visit http://www.imculture.com


Streams:

"Pu**y Rules The World" Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX8Hb3-t3aM

"Love Junkie" (Video snippet)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egCI4haRfO8
http://www.vimeo.com/9832452

Last.fm Interview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJBk_oLCtBg

Laura's Mixtape
http://donwill.bandcamp.com/album/lauras-tape-mixed-by-dj-kingmost
http://usershare.net/w2fh5sndfe44

"i See You" (Unmastered version)
http://media.audibletreats.com/Donwill-I_See_You-Unmastered.mp3

"Laura's Song"
http://media.audibletreats.com/Don_Will-Lauras_Song_Radio_Edit.mp3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMqXadY13ZQ

Bio, pictures, and streams available here:
http://www.audibletreats.com/download/donwill
http://www.audibletreats.com/download/tanyamorgan

Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/tanyamorgan

Twitter:
http://twitter.com/donwill
http://twitter.com/ilyas1
http://twitter.com/vonpea
http://twitter.com/tanyamorgan

MySpace:
http://www.myspace.com/tanyamorgan

Label site:
http://www.imculture.com/
Pharoahe Monch Prepares For W.A.R. + Tour Dates


From Duck Down Music:

Pharoahe Monch Prepares For W.A.R.:

New Album Scheduled for Summer 2010

Pharoahe Monch is on the front lines once again and this time it's bigger than just album talk.  Monch is gearing up to release his new project W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) through a partnership with Duck Down Music, while establishing his company W.A.R. Media as a viable entertainment portal. W.A.R. is the follow-up album to Pharoahe's Desire project from 2007. Fans can expect what they've come to love from Pharoahe on the new LP; complex rapping techniques that are both intricate and intelligent.

Monch states, "I'm incredibly excited about my upcoming release W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) and my new partnership between my company W.A.R. Media, LLC, and Duck Down Music. This album deals with conflicts and resolutions of the spirit, the soul, the government, and the industry among other things. Thus far it features Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid, Jean Grae, Styles P, Phonte, Black Thought, with more to come. It also features production from M-Phazes, Marco Polo, Mike Low, Fatin, Lee Stone, Exile and others to be announced. I am working diligently to finish the work for a summer release and I am honored to join forces with the Duck Down family during their 15 year anniversary."

For fans and writers in Austin, TX, catch Pharoahe Monch live in concert during Duck Down's 15 Year Anniversary SXSW Showcase at The Scoot Inn, on Friday, March 19th. Doors are at 8PM. The Scoot Inn is located on 1308 East 4th Street.

Pharoahe Monch will also join Slaughterhouse for a Canadian Tour starting in early April.

April 3 Saint John, NB Evolution Nightclub
April 4 St. John's, NF Club One
April 5 Halifax, NS Paragone Theatre
April 7 Ottawa, ON Ritual Nightclub
Aprill 8 Toronto, ON Venue TBC
April 9 Cornwall, ON Rangatangs Nightclub
April 10 Montreal, QC Telus Theatre
April 12 Thunder Bay, ON Roxys Nightclub
April 13 Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret
April 14 Saskatoon, SK Odeon Events Centre
April 15 Calgary, AB The Whiskey Nightclub
April 16 Edmonton, AB Starlite Room
April 17 Lethbridge, AB Venue TBC
Aprl 18 Nelson, BC Spirit Bar
April 21 Victoria, BC Element
April 22 Vancouver, BC Venue TBC

Click Here For More Information On Pharoahe Monch

Block Starz Music To Release "East Coast Block Starz" On April 27


"GOT IT, GOT IT" NEXT SINGLE FROM "EAST COAST BLOCK STARZ"

 

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/east-coast-block-starz/id345039279

Block Starz Music LLC will release the CD version of its critically-acclaimed "East Coast Block Starz" compilation to targeted retailers nationwide on April 27. The next single from the project will be "Got It, Got It" by Richmond, VA native C. Gillie featuring ILLa and Francoise.

Crafted by Bad Boy Records producer Rodney Davis (Mary J. Blige, Mario), "Got It, Got It" is the follow up single to "Was It" by Throwback and Wiz Khalifa, who recently won "Best Male Artist" at the Pittsburgh Hip-Hop Awards sponsored by Block Starz Music in February. The song is also featured on the blazing "Everybody Hates Chris" mixtape available for download at www.blockstarzmusic.com C. Gillie will shoot the official music video for "Got It, Got It" later this month and will be touring selected cities to promote the single and his Block Starz Music debut, "Chris Giles", which drops in June.

"East Coast Block Starz" is currently available at all major online retailers and features blazing contributions from a host of new independent talent, including Donny Goines ("Bring It Forward" | iTunes), Superstar L.T. ("I Love My City" featuring Kardinal Offishall and Red Cafe | iTunes), and Sha Stimuli ("Now" | iTunes).

To preview tracks from "East Coast Block Starz", visit www.blockstarzmusic.com/ecbs.php

Superfriends 59 f/ Bones, Krispy, Marat, Savant (RareBREED)




Big D presents Superfriends 059 - Unsigned Hype II - featuring popular Seattle rapper Bones and his awesome collab' with MaratMilano entitled "Last Words, North Carolina's Nice Krispy the "Carolina King of the Love Songs" and Savant of RAREBREED repping the mean streets of Chicago.

Wax Poetics x Dubspot present Funk Aid for Africa & Haiti


3/18 Wax Poetics x Dubspot present Funk Aid for Africa & Haiti

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Wax Poetics and Dubspot present Funk Aid for Africa & Haiti, an event to raise awareness and funds for Africa and Haiti. This official SXSW showcase will donate its proceeds to charities NextAid, whose mission is to improve the lives of African children affected by the AIDS crisis, and SOIL, which promotes disaster recovery in Haiti and sustainability as a solution to poverty.

We are also fortunate enough to have Maker’s Mark graciously matching all donations up to $5,000 made at this Funk Aid event.

Featuring live musical performances and DJ sets by:

Adrian Younge & the Black Dynamite Sound Orchestra (LA, CA)
Ocote Soul Sounds (Austin, TX)
Chico Mann (Jersey City, NJ)
Jovi Rockwell (Kingston, Jamaica)
Grimy Styles (Austin, TX)
Keys N Krates (Toronto, ON, Canada)
Brownout (Austin, TX)

DJ sets provided by:

DJ Obah (NYC)
DJ Rich Medina (Philadelphia, PA)
DJ J. Boogie (San Francisco, CA)
DJ Chicken George (Austin TX)
DJ Smiles Davis (LA, CA)

The Scoot Inn Ÿ 1308 East 4th Street Ÿ Austin, TX

March 18, 2010

8PM – 2AM

Free with SXSW badge

This event is sponsored by Puma, Serato, Avid and M-Audio, and hosted by Austin’s Soul of the Boot Entertainment, StrangeTribe Productions, and Fusicology.

Download a free track by Brownout here.

Converse Presents 45 Live w/ Wax Poetics & Stones Throw Records


Converse 45 Series Presents the Wax Poetics x Stones Throw Showcase:

45 Live

Converse Presents 45 Live with Wax Poetics and Stones Throw Records.  Over the last year, Wax Poetics has teamed up with Converse to produce a limited edition 45 Series; an editor-selected music series pressed on 7-inch 45 RPM vinyl that is polybagged and accompanies our bimonthly magazine.  The 45 Live music event is the culmination of the Converse 45 Series partnership with Stones Throw Records for Wax Poetics Issue 40, which will feature tracks by labelmates Mayer Hawthorne and James Pants.

Featuring all-45 DJ sets by:

Madlib
Peanut Butter Wolf
Dam-Funk
Amir
14KT
and Guests

Speakeasy Ÿ 412D Congress Avenue Ÿ Austin, TX

March 17, 2010

8PM – 2AM

First 200 entrants will receive a collectable 45 from the Converse 45 Series

Free with SXSW badge

This event is sponsored by Fairtalizer and will feature Maker’s Mark drinks specials all night

Download free tracks from Stones Throw x Wax Poetics Issue 40’s Converse 45 here

Digiwaxx SXSW Lineup - Redman, Estelle, Reflection Eternal & More


Digiwaxx Presents: The Blast Live @ SXSW

The Ranch

708 W. 6th St., Austin, TX, 78701.

Thursday March 18th - Saturday, 20th

Video: Moe Green - "Non Title Match"


From Michelle at Audible Treats

The Video:

The Bay Area is back with more bass, beats and bravado for your speakers, this time in the form of Moe Green. The young emcee hails from Vallejo, CA, home to Left Coast legends E-40 and Mac Dre, and is on his way to building a hip-hop legacy of his own. The first offering from the future star is a video for "Non Title Match", the Martin produced track from Moe's upcoming Rocky Maivia project. Directed by DripDigital, the video finds Moe getting his chill on to a session of Super Nintendo-assisted wrestling, while also finding time to flip rhymes and announce his arrival in the hip-hop ring. "Just might be the hottest rapper you know," raps Moe over a relaxed piano and horn-laden beat that would serve as the perfect soundtrack to any laid back afternoon. But it's not all couches and cheat codes, as Moe channels his inner Rocky Maivia and dons a championship belt and mask to slam a few bars down for your speakers. As Moe says, "it's destiny fam - I was meant to the be the man", and next time Green is gunning for that title belt.

Watch the "Non Title Match" video: http://www.youtube.com/dripdigital#p/u/4/AG9QqQBiuPc


About Interdependent Media:

Founded in 2006 in the Bay Area by Evan Phillips, Interdependent Media has built unique strengths in the development, production, and marketing of recorded music via new methods of marketing and promotion. Armed with a comprehensive understanding of both traditional and emerging methods of marketing, iM has successfully created multi-faceted methods of raising awareness and interest in their projects. Industry veterans Ian "ID" Davis and Dominic Del Bene head operations at iM and are credited with discovering and/or developing artists such as 9th Wonder, Little Brother, Tanya Morgan, Blackalicious, Del the Funky Homosapien, the Hieroglyphics and more. In 2010, iM will be releasing multi-media projects from artists Donwill, TRUTHLiVE, Canibus, Von Pea, Moe Green, A-Plus, and more. For more information, please visit http://www.imculture.com

Streams:

"Non Title Match" Video
http://www.youtube.com/dripdigital#p/u/4/AG9QqQBiuPc

Twitter:
http://twitter.com/moethedreamer

MySpace:
http://www.myspace.com/moethedreamer

Label site:
http://www.imculture.com/
Decon Invades SXSW With Nneka, Rakaa, 88-Keys, Gangrene


SXSW 2010: BLACKSMITH / DECON / NOISEMAKERS SHOWCASE

Call this the dream-team SXSW Showcase of 2010. Get there early and stay late to catch one of the best lineups of this year's festival. Hosted by Peter Rosenberg! Flyer here.

Thursday March 18th
Aces Lounge - 222 East 6th Street - btw Brazos & San Jancinto
7 PM - 2AM / 21+

Talib Kweli (Reflection Eternal)
Jean Grae
Strong Arm Steady
Gangrene (Alchemist & Oh No)
88-Keys
Rakaa (of Dilated Peoples)
Kev Brown / Oddisee / Diamond District
Homeboy Sandman
Bun B/ Noisemakers

Rakaa and Gangrene hit the stage at 10PM and 88-Keys is on stage at 10:50

SXSW 2010: NNEKA

Fresh off of her Concrete Jungle Tour and the release of her first US release, Nneka will be taking SXSW by storm:

Wednesday, 3/17:
- KUT Live Broadcast at the Austin Convention Center - 5pm

Thursday, 3/18:
- SIN/Sony Music International Showcase at Antones - 1:30pm
- Hotel Café Showcase - 9:30pm

Friday, 3/19:
- Filter Magazine Reception - 12pm
- Rolling Stone Showcase - 1am

Saturday, 3/20:
- Reeperhahn Festival BBQ at the Texas Embassy - 2:20pm

Sunday, 3/21:
- Project BLACK showcase


SXSW 2010: RAKAA + 88-KEYS

On Saturday, 3/20 Rakaa and 88-Keys will take part in the FREE Lawyers 4 Musicians showcase with Kidz In The Hall, The Cool Kids and a host of other performers.

Full details below, flyer here.
88-Keys hits the stage at 4PM, and Rakaa hits the stage at 5PM - don't miss these sets.

Sat, 3/20
Aces Lounge - 222 East 6th Street btw Brazos & San Jancinto
1 - 5 PM

Rakaa Iriscence (Dilated Peoples) (5pm)
The Cool Kids
Kidz in the Hall
88-Keys (4pm)
Cool Calm Pete
Hey Champ
Whatzisface
French Horn Rebellion


SXSW 2010: GANGRENE
(THE ALCHEMIST & OH NO)

On Thursday March 18th Gangrene (The Alchemist & Oh No) will be on stage at 5:45pm at the Digiwaxx Presents: The Blast Live @ SXSW event along with Redman, Mickey Factz & more.

Check out the video for Gangrene's "Under Seige" here.

Digiwaxx Presents: The Blast Live @ SXSW

The Ranch
708 W. 6th St., Austin, TX, 78701.
Thursday March 18th - Saturday, 20th
Gangrene on at 5:45pm

Check out the full flyer here.


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