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KRU Records Says Thank You for Supporting "Cabin Fever"


From KRU Records:

KRU Records Says Thank You for Supporting "Cabin Fever"

A big shout to all of you who have been ordering and spreading the word about Side Effect's "Cabin Fever" album! While we do love getting a print or online review, nothing is more rewarding than positive feedback from real people, and nothing is more powerful in building a strong buzz about something than word of mouth from real people. So thanks so much for all your help in that regard! "Cabin Fever" is available now on iTunes from http://itunes.com/happg and on CD format (with 4 bonus tracks) from  http://krurecords.com/catalog/  both versions are $6.99.

"Karma Response Unit B-Sides 2000-2010" drops this Tuesday June 22nd on iTunes! 13 songs spanning the labels 10 years of releases, featuring music by: 40th Dimension, Reef the Lost Cauze, Jake Lefco, Side Effect, Snuff of Media 101, Briz, DJ Kwestion (Jedi Mind Tricks/Skratch Makaniks), Scandal of 40D, and more. It will be $9.99.

And for those in the Philly area we wanted to let you know about a screening of the film Ice Grill USA which is playing tomorrow at 2:30 pm at the Hilton on City Ave as part of the Urban Suburban Film Festival 2010. It's supposed to be a great venue and an exciting up and coming festival:
http://www.urbansuburbanfilmfestival.com/

The Ice Grill USA film score was done by Rich Nichols of the Roots and features music from our boy Jake Lefco, as well as Atmosphere, Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Big Noyd, El-P, Kidz In The Hall, Blu & Exile, Bronze Nazareth and more! You can find out more about the film by visiting their website at:
http://icegrillusa.com/

And If you're in the NYC area Jake Lefco is performing live tonight at the Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery). Doors at 945. $8 cover. Performances at 1030. Jake will be going on around 11:30. Also performing are; El Gant, Jonny Rooms, Dutch Master Spence, Premonition and IC WIll.

Peace!

Plies' GOON AFFILIATED Hits #1 on Billboard Rap/HipHop Charts


From Anne Watkins:

Plies' GOON AFFILIATED Hits #1 on Billboard Rap/HipHop Charts

As Plies says, it's an ANTIQUE

New York, NY (June 17th, 2010) -Just last Tuesday June 8th, rapper Plies dropped his fourth album Goon Affiliated, which has created such a national buzz that it's currently ranked #1 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop chart as well as #1 on Billboard's Rap chart. On top of that, Plies' Goon Affiliated is also #5 on Billboard's Top 200 chart, ranked before Justin Bieber's album "My World 2.0" at #6 and for the time being, comfortably ranked behind Glee: The Music, Journey to Regionals soundtrack (#1), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack (#2), Christina Aguilera's "Bionic" (#3) and Jack Johnson's "To The Sea" (#4). Out of last week's top-downloaded albums across all genres, Goon Affiliated also ranked #13 on Billboard's Digital Album chart.

Other than Usher's album "Raymond V Raymond", Plies is currently the only other rapper who has made the top 20 of Billboards Top 200 albums this week, which includes all genres of music and ranked by sales data compiled weekly by Nielsen SoundScan. After only one week of sales, it is clear that Plies' Goon Affiliated is definitely his most buzzed about album to date and for the first time, Plies has truly broken into the mainstream market. Last year, you never would have thought you'd hear rapper Plies featured on MTV's girl-drama The Hills -did you?

Previously, Plies first album "The Real Testament" (released: August 7th, 2007) and second album "Definition of Real" (released: June 10th, 2008) are both RIAA Certified Gold. Compared to Plies last three albums, Goon Affiliated is his first album that he has ever included another artist's rap feature and he also worked with a new group of producers to complete the project. Deciding to make these changes, Plies only wanted to work with the best and as a result, the album features some of the music industry's top names including Young Jeezy, Keri Hilson, Fabolous and Fella. The team of producers that Plies worked with on Goon Affiliated included Clinton Sparks (She Got It Made), Fat Boi (Model), J.R. Rotem (Becky), MGI/Dynamic (Look Like), Zaytoven (Awesome), WMGI/Ronnie Jones (Chirpin' and Flaw), and Justice League (All I Know).

Goon Affiliated track list includes:

1. Go Live;   2. Rob Myself;    3. Awesome (Feat. Fella);   4. Bruh Bruh;  5. Get My Ni**as Out;    6. Flaw; 7. Becky; 8.Kitty Kitty;  9. Whatever I Say; 10. Goonette; 11. Good D*ck; 12. Model;  13. Look Like (Feat. Fabolous & Jeezy);  14.All I Know;  15. She Got It Made; 16. LEGGO;  17. Chirpin (Feat. Fella);  18. Bricks On Me; 19. Medicine (Feat. Keri Hilson)  20. Letter

This Saturday June 19th, Plies will be in Atlanta, GA for the HOT 107.9 Birthday Bash 15 Concert where he will be performing live at the Phillips Arena. Plies has also recently announced that he will be headlining his first national tour being kicked in the next couple weeks. For up to date information about Plies, Goon Affiliated or his upcoming tour, please visit www.PliesWorld.com or follow him on Twitter: twitter.com/goonaffiliated.

Macy Gray Releases Soccer Video to Celebrate World Cup


From Girlie Action:

Macy Gray Releases Soccer Video to Celebrate World Cup!

An Already Beautiful Game Gets a “Beauty” Make-Over with Soccer Playing Models
 


Macy Gray is in the soccer spirit. In fact, she just released a new soccer-themed video for "Beauty in the World" to celebrate the World Cup. The video, directed by Giuliano Bekor, features leggy models hitting the turf in the Los Angeles Coliseum, where they exhibit some pretty fancy footwork, ball juggling and more than a few tricky kicks – all in high heels and tight skirts!

If watching beefy soccer stars making magic with a soccer ball takes your breath away, you better be sitting down for this one. Beauty in the World, indeed!

Macy Gray’s New Album, The Sell Out, In Stores Next Week!

Don’t Miss Macy Gray Live on TV

June 22  - “Good Morning America”
June 23 – “The View”
June 23 - “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”

The Adventures of Trae Tha Truth Episode #3


From Nancy B:

The Adventures of Trae Tha Truth Episode #3

* http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhYh718G52l9p9t3KM *

Houston, TX - Trae Tha Truth may be going through it right now what with radio bans and lawsuits and whatnot but the Houston rapper certainly hasn't lost his sense of humor. Episode #3 of The Adventures of Trae Tha Truth finds our hero once again out on the road touring and his patnas are dropping like flies. Comedian, Lil Duval, makes his animated debut this go round along with media celebrities Sway (MTV), Angela Yee (Sirius) and Ozone's Julia Beverly.

Fresh from a visit this past weekend at Rikers to see Lil Wayne, and with recent shows under his belt opening for Drake, TI and Lupe, who knows who will end up in Episode #4.............be sure to stay tuned.

Meanwhile, in the real world, here is a video clip from Angela Yee's show as she gives Trae the floor to discuss Houston radio's ban on him and the events spawned from it - http://www.teamyee.tv/?p=5755 .

Next up from Trae is his annual Trae Day celebration (July 22nd). Details to follow shortly.

MP3: Jake One and Fatal Lucciauno "Cry For Help"


From Sportn' Life Records:

MP3: Jake One and Fatal Lucciauno "Cry For Help"

"Cry For Help"

DOWNLOAD HERE - http://fatallucciauno.bandcamp.com/track/cry-for-help .

ABOUT THE SONG:

As the former hype man for Seattle's D.Black, Fatal Lucciauno is known for freestyles and for being an intelligent rapper with street knowledge and credibility.  In 2007 his debut album "The Only Forgotten Son"earned him a slot in URB's NEXT 1000 and the attention of Seattle's top producer Jake One. You can expect to hear more from the pair in the future, but for now this will have to do. In this song Lucciauno says " Its a response to the negative image some local press painted of me while he I was locked up a couple of years ago" Cry For Help also doubles as an awareness message, asking that people listen to the youth when they act out, because it can be too late by time we realize they're asking for help.

Critical Praise for Fatal Lucciauno:

The Most talked about rapper in Seattle right now is Fatal Lucciauno -The Seattle Times

Everyone should go out and get this album, everyone!!!!!!!!
It's one of the most refreshing and original albums to hit the Hip Hop scene in a long time with fresh, original, gritty and real lyricism combined with the unique but reminiscent of Scarface and Nas voice of Fatal Lucciauno, make this an album to own. -Ya Heard Music Reviews
 
With a flow which sounds something like Shyne meets Lloyd Banks, plus an enormous chip on his shoulder, Fatal L. is here to keep hustling like a true rap Don. -URB Magazine
 
Poetic, potent, hard-hitting hip-hop from an artist with solid street credentials, amazing freestyling skill and a powerful drive for self-expression. -Gene Stout/Seattle PI

ABOUT FATAL LUCCCIUANO:

Like many young black men in America, Fatal Lucciauno (born Rahmeece Chevosier Howell) fell into the cycle of street life and drug dealing. What makes Fatal different than your average thug on the street is his obvious old soul, which you come to understand when you first meet him.  After delving deeper into his music and personality you begin to understand that he also has an extremely keen sense of history and people.  Lucciauno began as a battle rapper on street corners, playgrounds and public buses, after realizing there was more than just competition pumping in his blood; he pursued his desire to create music.  At the age of fifteen he became the second solo artist signed to Sportn' Life Records, and the hype man for D.Black.  It's Fatal's Intelligent and unique approach to street rap sets hip apart from the heard.

ABOUT SPORTN' LIFE RECORDS

Co-Founded in 2002 by DeVon Manier, Sportn' Life Records currently serves as the longest operating independent Hip Hop record label in Seattle.  The labels roster includes D.Black, Fatal Lucciauno, Spaceman, SK and Marissa. www.sportnlife.net .

The Game, Ice Cube, Soulja Boy & More "Sponsor" Teairra Mari


From Anne Kristoff:

The Game, Ice Cube + Bow Wow "Sponsor" Teairra Mari

TEAIRRA MARI LOOKS TO WIN BIG IN 2010

SCANDALOUS TOP 20 SINGLE, “SPONSOR” RIDING THE AIRWAVES WHILE BANNED ON TV


5-SONG EP DUE OUT AUG 17


SULTRY SONGSTRESS LANDS LEADING ROLE IN NEW ICE CUBE FILM THE LOTTERY TICKET, OUT AUG 20


June 17, 2010 (New York, NY) – People are mad at Teairra Mari. Or, more accurately, they’re mad about Teairra Mari. If they’re not appalled about the lyrical content of her new banger, “Sponsor,” an outlandish homage to the perks of finding that someone special to lace you with the finer things in life, then they’re irritated that certain channels have enacted a double-standard to excuse themselves, despite fan requests, from playing the song’s video. Either way, it doesn’t matter. With good-look guest spots from Gucci Mane and Soulja Boy, “Sponsor” has quickly moved into the Top 20 at Urban Radio, prepping Teairra for a scorching summer full of sought after concert performance dates, the digital release of a 5-song EP on August 17, and her appearance on the big screen.

August will find the sultry songstress in a substantial role in Warner Bros. Films’ The Lottery Ticket. Opening August 20, The Lottery Ticket features an all-star cast that includes Ice Cube, Bow Wow, Loretta Devine, Mike Epps, and Charlie Murphy. Teairra beat out a number of other high profile young actresses to land the role of sponsor-iffic Nikki Swasey. “I’m like the hot chick in the projects,” laughs Mari, “but something’s not right because I’m still in the projects!”

Teairra Mari is no stranger to rocky roads. Signed to Roc-A-Fella Records at just 16-years-old, the Detroit native burst onto the scene in 2005 with her debut album, Roc-A-Fella Presents: Teairra Mari. The album debuted at #2 and spawned a Top 10 single with “Mark Her Feel Good,” and a crossover hit with “No Daddy.” But things went awry shortly thereafter prompting the “Princess of the Roc” to receive the phone call, as she was dressing for her senior prom, that she was getting dropped from the label.

After a brief dark period, Teairra pulled herself up by her bootstraps. “Name it and claim it!,” she recently told Academy Award winning actress and talk show host Mo’Nique. “No one’s going to pull you up but yourself. No one’s going to give you confidence but you.”

It was during that period that she connected with music industry veteran Cudda Love (Mase, Nelly), who quickly signed Teairra to his Fo’ Reel imprint. Cudda and Teairra spent the next two years reintroducing her to fans with buzz tracks "Hunt 4 U" featuring Pleasure P and “Cause a Scene” featuring Flo Rida.

"This world is a place where you have to show people. And you have to keep showing them,” says Teairra. “I know people counted me out. I want people to know this is in my heart and this is not something I decided to do just because someone decided to give me a track. This is something I wanted to do my whole life.”

So what does Teairra make of all the “Sponsor”-versy? “Personally, I prefer a corporate sponsor,” she told Mo’Nique. “So, right now, Warner Bros. is my sponsor. But no matter what you do – doctor, lawyer, board of education – wherever you get your coins from to pay your bills, that’s your sponsor. Work it!”

Catch Teairra live this summer at:
 
June 17            Cincinnati, OH
June 18            Shreveport, LA                        KMJJ Birthday Bash
June 19            Charlotte, NC
June 25            Los Angeles, CA                      WBR Party
June 26            New Jersey                              FMF Car Show
July 1               Chicago, IL                              Taste of Chicago
July 2               Indianapolis, IN
July 3               Charlotte, NC
July 10             Tampa, FL
July 11             Cleveland, OH                         WENZ Summer Jam Concert
July 30             Toronto, Canada

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LINKS:

View: “Sponsor” video featuring Soulja Boy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1f8zOwBYjs  .
Watch: The Lottery Ticket movie trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESKfbdqzbPY .
Listen: www.MySpace.com/teairramari .
Follow: www.Twitter.com/Teairra_mari .

2010 MuchMusic Awards to Feature Drake & More This Sunday


From Tamara Brown:

2010 MuchMusic Awards to Feature Drake & More This Sunday

As the countdown continues to the 2010 MuchMusic Video Awards, MuchMusic announced today that Canada’s biggest and baddest street party will be simulcast south of the border on Fuse, Madison Square Garden’s national music television network. Now viewers across the U.S. can see all-star performers that include co-host Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Adam Lambert, Ke$ha, Marianas Trench, Down With Webster, Drake and Hedley. The 2010 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS airs live from MuchMusic’s Toronto HQ on Sunday, June 20 at 9 p.m. ET.

“The MMVAs are going to be where every music fan wants to be on June 20,” said Brad Schwartz, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Much MTV Group, CTV Inc. “This partnership with Fuse brings the MMVAs live across the U.S., letting more people experience this amazing show. Nowhere else do fans have access to such an exciting street party like ours, with a chance to see the most-buzzed about musicians and the hottest celebrities. This also makes this show a great platform for the world to see our amazing Canadian talent!”

Based in the U.S., Fuse is a national television network exclusively dedicated to music that features live concerts, festivals, events, original series, and all-access interviews. The simulcast of the 2010 MMVAs is another example of how Fuse connects fans with their favorite musicians through entertaining and engaging music programming.

            “Fuse is excited to partner with MuchMusic to air the MMVAs,” said Sal LoCurto, Senior Vice President of Programming, Fuse.  “The exclusive broadcast of this must-watch awards show reinforces that Fuse is the destination for the hottest music events and concerts, as well as programs featuring today’s biggest artists.”

Media accreditation for U.S. media is extended until June 11 at www.muchmedia.ca. />
Presenters to be announced at a later date.

Official sponsors of the 2010 MMVAs on MuchMusic include Nokia, Playtex Sport™, Procter & Gamble, Smarties, Stride Mega Mystery*, and Virgin Mobile Canada™.

About MMVAs

MuchMusic gives fans the experience of a lifetime by putting them as close as humanly possible to their favourite artists and celebrities at the 2010 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. The show airs live on Sunday, June 20 at 9 p.m. ET with a star-packed Red Carpet special beforehand. Encore presentation of the MMVAs airs on CTV one hour after the MuchMusic broadcast ends (June 21). Past years have seen kick-ass performances by Lady Gaga, Avril Lavigne, Black Eyed Peas, City and Colour, Kelly Clarkson, Nelly Furtado and Timbaland, Rihanna, Simple Plan, Kanye West, Billy Talent, The Killers, Kardinal Offishall and Akon, Alexisonfire, Classified, New Kids On The Block, Britney Spears, Hedley, Fergie, and many more. At the MMVAs, the audience is the priority; Much gives them the best seats in the house, whether a foot from the stage or a foot from a television, computer, or mobile phone. Fans should hit up Much regularly at muchmusic.com or Twitter @MuchMusic for the most up-to-date info about the event of the year.

About Fuse

Fuse, the national television network dedicated exclusively to music, brings viewers closer to their favorite artists and bands by featuring original series and specials, exclusive interviews, live concerts and video blocks – all rooted in the music experience.  Celebrating the hit makers of today, familiar favorites and edgy newcomers, Fuse accommodates the wide ranging tastes and attitudes of its 18-34 year-old audience with compelling music programming on-air, on-line, on-demand, in HD and via mobile technologies. Fuse is a part of MSG Media, which includes television networks MSG, MSG Plus, MSG HD and MSG Plus HD, as well as MSG Interactive, which oversees all company wireless and online initiatives.  MSG Media is a division of Madison Square Garden, Inc. (Nasdaq:MSG), along with MSG Sports and MSG Entertainment. MSG Sports includes the New York Knicks (NBA); the New York Rangers (NHL); the New York Liberty (WNBA); the Hartford Wolf Pack (American Hockey League); and MSG Entertainment includes concerts and events at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Wang Theatre in Boston, the Beacon Theatre, as well as the legendary Chicago Theatre, and which manages wholly-owned live entertainment properties including the Radio City Rockettes and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.  Additional information about Fuse can be found at
www.Fuse.tv .

Wu-Tang Clan Premiere Pollen: The Swarm Part Three on AOL Music


From Tonia Samman:

Wu-Tang Clan Premiere Pollen: The Swarm Part Three on AOL Music

The legendary Wu-Tang Clan is gearing up for the release of their brand new fifteen track album, Pollen: The Swarm Part Three, which hits stores next week, by streaming it in its entirety on AOL Music and AOL Spinner this week.  The record, which drops June 22nd  from Wu Music Group, is the third installment of the official swarm franchise and features original Wu-Tang Clan members RZA (Bobby Digital), Ghostface Killa, Method Man (Johnny Blaze) and many more.  Volumes I and II of The Swarm have sold over eight hundred thousand units to date.

Listen to Wu-Tang Clan’s Pollen: The Swarm Part Three [Wu Music Group] on AOL: http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/21 and http://www.spinner.com/new-releases#/20 .

The Wu camp issued an official letter last month announcing Pollen’s release, and offered a 30-second teaser of a never-before-heard track by the late, great O.D.B. titled “Dirts the Boogie,” which Dirt recorded with his son, Y.D.B. Boy Jones.  Check it out at the link below, along with two additional teaser clips for “Assed Out” by the Wu-Tang Clan and “M.E.F.” by Johnny Blaze.  In speaking about Pollen: The Swarm Part Three in their letter, Wu-Tang headquarters declared, “This album will effectively pollinate and enter your senses and is guaranteed to inspire and buzz the ears of any true Wu fan looking for that real WUTANG indulgence and experience without leaving out the this generation’s expressions of hip hop and those still to come.”  The RZA also chimed in that, “these tracks are ready to prove to Wutang fans that real Hip Hop is less about the bling and more about expression.”

As previously announced, Wu-Tang Clan will hit the road this summer to perform their notorious 1993 debut Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) live a the 7th annual rap tour Rock the Bells. Additional Wu dates throughout the summer will be announced soon.  The RZA is also scheduled to produce GZA’s Liquid Sword II due to be released by Wu Music Group at the end of the year.

Listen to teaser of never before released track by the late O.D.B. & Y.D.B. Boy Jones, “Dirts The Boogie”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjGZLFGXL_M .

“M.E.F.” teaser (by Johnny Blaze): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4RXW1KtJIs .
 
“Assed Out” teaser (by the Wu-Tang Clan): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdrB3oH4_1k&feature=related .

Rock the Bells Tour Dates:

08-21 Los Angeles, CA – NOS Events Center
08-22 San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
08-28 New York, NY – South Island Field | Governor’s Island
08-29 Washington, DC – Merriweather Post Pavilion

Tracklist:

01 ROLL WITH KILLER BEES - YELLOW JACKETS
02 HEADLINE - ARMEL, 12 OCLOCK, P SUNN, REV BURKS
03 ASSED OUT - WUTANG CLAN
04 DIRTS THE BOOGIE - O.D.B & Y.D.B. BOY JONES
05 YOU MUST BE DREAMING - BOBBY DIGITAL, KINETIC
06 M.E.F. - JOHNNY BLAZE
07 SMOOTH SAILING - GHOSTFACE, TRIFE, SOLOMON CHILDS
08 GET IT STARTED - KING JUST, NATE, Y.C.
09 FACED DOWN - STREETLIFE
10 THE TESTIMONY - REMEDY & KILLER PRIEST
11 ACTION - SOLOMON CHILDS
12 NO GAME AROUND HERE - KILLER BEES
13 INTO YOU - REV BURKE & RUGGED MONK
14 TRANSPORTING - REMEDY & JO JO PELLIGRINO
15 FLIGHT OF THE KILLER BEES - PRODIGAL SON & REV BURKS

For More Information: http://wumusicgroup.com/ .

DJ Khaled Announces "All I Do Is Win" Now Certified Gold


From Gio at Koch/E1 Entertainment:

DJ Khaled Announces "All I Do Is Win" Now Certified Gold

LATEST ALBUM, VICTORY, IN STORES NOW!

DJ KHALED SCHEDULED TO PERFORM AT THE 2010 BET AWARDS

(New York, NY) – Miami hip hop star DJ KHALED goes Gold once again, as his smash single and sports anthem “All I Do Is Win” is certified Gold by the RIIA, with over 500,000 copies sold.  The single is featured on DJ Khaled’s latest album, VICTORY (on We The Best Music/E1 Music), which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Independent Chart upon release.  Additionally, DJ Khaled will perform at this year’s BET Awards, which airs live on Sunday, June 27th on BET.

“All I Do Is Win” features T-Pain, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg and Ludacris, has reached top 5 on the Urban Radio chart and continues to explode. The video for “All I Do Is Win” is currently airing on MTV, B.E.T., MTV2, MTV Jams, MTVU, and MTV Hits.

DJ Khaled says, “I'm excited that my record is Gold. I'm more excited that it will be platinum soon! Expect more hits from me! Shout out to everyone that's supported this great win! WE THE BEST MUSIC!”

The official remix for “All I Do Is Win” has just been released and is available exclusively for purchase on iTunes.  Click here for more: http://bit.ly/aqKgZ0. The remix features Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, Diddy, Nicki Minaj, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Swizz Beatz and T-Pain.

To watch the video for “All I Do Is Win” go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGXzlRoNtHU or view it below.



To date, DJ Khaled has sold over 825,000 albums via E1 Music (formerly KOCH Records).  His previous Platinum and Gold singles include “We Takin’ Over,” “I’m So Hood,” and “Out Here Grindin’.”

About E1 Entertainment

E1 Entertainment (AIM: ETO) is a leading independent entertainment content enterprise that acquires and exploits world-class film, television and music properties around the globe. Its four primary business units (E1 Television, E1 Films, E1 Music and E1 Distribution) operate in Canada, the U.S., the UK and Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Holland and Belgium, providing extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production and distribution, kids programming, and merchandising and licensing. E1's growing content library, which currently includes more than 4,000 feature films, 2,700 hours of original television programming and 45,000 music tracks, are distributed across all media formats in more than 190 countries.

MP3: Moe Green - Top Turnbuckle Lifestyle


From Audible Treats:

MP3: Moe Green - Top Turnbuckle Lifestyle

The Vallejo Native Speaks On Dreams And Risks In His New Single

Critical Praise for Moe Green:

Selected as a member of 106 KMEL's (the biggest Bay Area hip-hop station) Freshmen Class of 2010.

The Song:

Rising star and recent KMEL Bay Area Freshman 10 class selection, Moe Green is readying the release of his debut album, Rocky Maivia: Non-Title Match, on Interdependent Media. Produced by Nick Maples, the new single, "Top Turnbuckle Lifestyle," finds Moe, whose Twitter handle is, aptly, @MoeTheDreamer, looking toward the future as he dreams of success. "In this song, I'm just trying to tell people what's gonna happen after I reach the next level in my career and in life," says Moe. With a smooth synthesizer and drums in the background, Moe's voice flows over the beat, as clear and lucid as the message he's sending. "I'm bout to kill it no bluffin'/yea I'm rubbin elbows with industry people who did something," raps Moe as he continues to make strides of turning his dreams and visions into reality.

Also staying true to the roots of the album concept, the title for the track, similar to the title of the album, references wrestling. "That's why I called it Top Turnbuckle Lifestyle," explains Moe. "In wresting that's when the guy is on the top rope and jumps off not knowing if he is going to land the move or not so he is really just putting it all out there with the risk." For this Vallejo native, Moe is ready to dish out a take down.

Check out "Top Turnbuckle Lifestyle" here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Moe_Green-Top_Turnbuckle_Lifestyle.mp3 .

The Background:

The rap game is overflowing with aspiring new MCs, all crammed into a single ring fighting for that lone heavyweight title. One particular competitor who has fully dedicated himself to the good fight is 22-year old Moe Green from Vallejo, California. His forthcoming debut album, Rocky Maivia: Non Title Match, is titled after Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's first professional ring name and perfectly embodies Moe place in today's hip-hop circuit - the newcomer who is one day going to hold the championship belt. Like any fighter, years of training, dedication, and discipline are required to claim the top spot. Moe has been training for this his entire life. Having competed in speech and poetry meets growing up, Moe found himself genuinely attracted to the creative freedom music imparts early in his life, even writing rhymes in kindergarten with his childhood best friend and E-40's son, Droop-E. Listeners of Rocky Maiva can expect to hear tales from a young man from a hard hit city trying to find his way in the world the best he can. On growing from Rocky Maivia to one day standing amongst the greats, Moe says, "I need to win a couple belts first. I have to prove that I have the skill to do that and this album is like my wrestling debut." And so, the journey begins.

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:

"Top Turnbuckle Lifestyle": http://media.audibletreats.com/Moe_Green-Top_Turnbuckle_Lifestyle.mp3 .


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