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Hip-Hop Shop #89 - 8 Tracks & No Talk

Every weekend we air a new edition of Hip-Hop Shop on BlogTalkRadio like the one you're about to hear - Episode #89 - 8 Tracks & No Talk! Tonight Flash gives his vocal chords a rest and lets Skillz, Omniscient, V!rtu and Obie Trice do the talking. Send your feedback, podsafe (RIAA free) music, and advertising requests to Thanks for listening and remember to share the show with a friend and tell them to check out the replay every Tuesday on!

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Tracks featured this week:

* Skillz - Adam (DJ AM Tribute)
* Atari Blitzkrieg - Maturation of Nothingness
* Trek Life - Ready to Live
* Omniscient - Watchout
* V!rtu & FelliDale - Couldn't Improve
* D.V. Alias Khryst - Let Them Hate
* Obie Trice - My Time 2011
* Kyle Rapps f/ Donny Goines - Drive Slow (Freestyle)

Rapper K and Sniper Team Up For "I'm All In"

Houston rappers Rapper K and Sniper have teamed up to release "I'm All In."  The album is Rapper K's third and Sniper's first.  Both rappers are down with K-Rino and the South Park Coalition.  


The album can be purchased at:

K-Rino Releases First Double Album

K-Rino Double Album

 Houston rap veteran K-Rino recently released his first double album entitled "Annihilation of the Evil Machine."  The album can be purchased at:

and other online retailers.  

Contains features from Ganksta Nip, Trae, Z-Ro, Point Blank, Dougie D, Sniper, Justice Allah, Rapper L and many more.  
2 New Videos From Power Struggle

From Beatrock Music:

Beatrock Music would like to share two new Power Struggle videos with you - the "ArtOfficialFreedom" music video by Just Bombin films and a short documentary on Nomi De Mira by Mass Movement TV. We'd also like to invite you to join us at a few of our upcoming events.




Here's message from the Power Struggle front man Nomi himself:

Dear Friends,

Its been a little over three months since the released of our 3rd full length LP “Remittances” (Beatrock Music 2010). There has been a great show of support from friends, fans and the community. The album received positive reviews from bloggers and music critics, and has also been used as a cultural organizing tool for discussing social and political issues that effect working-class immigrant communities.

We’re finally about to release a series of videos that will be available online. We had the great privilege of working with some very talented filmmakers like Jerome Palencia, Eric Tandoc and Tad Nakamura. Jerome shot the first music video for the single “ArtOfficialFreedom”. It took us a few months to finish, so you can peep all my different hairstyles. ET and Tad created a short documentary that discusses the conceptual process that went into making this record, as well as asking me some personal stuff… juicy.

Because of our limited capacity to do national tours, our outreach to listeners is done primarily through the Internet, word-of-mouth, or rocking regional shows. In the next few weeks we’ll be doing a series of performances in the Bay Area and Los Angeles. All of these shows are being organized by progressive organizations that are doing solid work around social justice issues.

I hope you come out and dance with us, sing with us, or simply shake off your stress... Lets reclaim hip-hop culture for the people, and not the materialist media machines! Lets aim to build unity and solidarity between marginalized communities!





Thank you all so much for your support,


If you're in Southern California, please come check out my big brother's art show!

RADIx Announces Two New Performance Dates for September

RADIx to Perform Shows in Boston and Worcester

Just in time for the back-to-school rush and subsequent influx of thousands of college
students, RADIx has lined up two new shows for early this fall semester. You don’t want to miss out on the energetic, gut-busting live set of emcees Quite Nyce and Seek, backed by the sounds of Statik Selektah. If you don’t see an upcoming show listing near you, request RADIx in your city by e-mailing

When: Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Where: The Middle East Upstairs, Boston, MA
Time: 9 p.m.
Admission: $10, 18-plus
Also Performing: Serge Didenko

When: Saturday, September 18, 2010
Where: Lucky Dog Music Hall, Worcester, MA
Time: 9 p.m.
Admission: $5, 21-plus
Also Performing: Crishendo, Family Business, Kinda Dusty, Heddshotts, I.D.

SAY YES music video ion Youtube HERE. Please feel to spread the video to friends,family,blogs,etc.


RADIx Live @ Sunfest 2010 VIDEO

MP3: Flo Rida f/ Gucci Mane & Luda - "Why You Up in Here"

From BF Blasts:

MP3: Flo Rida f/ Gucci Mane & Luda - "Why You Up in Here"

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Fat Beats Announces In-Store Performances for Final Weeks

From Audible Treats:

Fat Beats Announces In-Store Performances for Final Weeks

Both Remaining Stores Commemorate Legacy With Appearances From DJ Premier, Bobbito, Just Blaze, Pete Rock, and More

(August 30, 2010 - Brooklyn, NY) After announcing the closing of their New York and Los Angeles locations, Fat Beats is excited to present a send-off worthy of their hip-hop legacy. A week-long series of in-store performances and music industry panels at both stores will allow the music community to not only learn about the history of Fat Beats and what the future of the music industry holds, but to also celebrate the legacy of one of the strongest music brands in the company of their favorite artists. These week-long in-stores are sure to go down in hip-hop and New York history. Everyone is welcome to come and all events are free.

Today marks the official start of the week-long in-stores for the New York location. This location will host artist perfomances every day this week from 4-9pm until it closes its doors for the final time on Saturday, September 4th, 2010. Additionally, both locations will be selling limited edition commemorative t-shirts, as well as discounted music and merchandise

The schedule for the New York location is as follows:

Monday, August 30th: Artifacts, Da Beatminerz, Immortal Technique, and more
Tuesday, August 31st: Ras Kass, Sav KIllz, DJ Ready Cee, panel discussion, and more
Wednesday, September 1st: Bobbito, Mayhem, Riz, Juggaknots, Sputnik Brown, and more
Thursday, September 2nd: Rob Swift, Torae, DJ Concept, DJ Amir, and more
Friday, September 3rd: Masta Ace, J-Live, Pacewon, Tanya Morgan, and more
*FINAL DAY* Saturday, September 4th: Just Blaze, A-Trak, Pete Rock, DJ Premier, and more

Los Angeles residents can expect a similar send-off later on in the month, as that location will remain open until September 18th. The final LA schedule will be announced soon.

Despite these farewells, Fat Beats will continue doing what it does best - bringing hip-hop to the people. Fat Beats Distribution has been renamed FB Distribution and continues to work with both independent and major labels. Likewise, Fat Beats Records is pllaning rleases from a number of artists from their impressive roster, including ILL BILL, TruMaster/KRS-One, Black Milk, Trinity, Sha Stimuli, Q-Unique and more. The company's online store,, which carries everything available in their retail locations and more, will remain the number one destination for hip-hop fans for all their music needs. Though these two landmarks may be closing, Fat Beats' persistence during tough times for the record industry proves it is still very much alive and well.

MP3: T-Pain feat. Rick Ross - "Rap Song"

From Dan at Chase Entertainment:

MP3: T-Pain feat. Rick Ross - "Rap Song"

T-Pain teams up w/ Rick Ross on his new single "Rap Song" from his forthcoming "RevolveR" album. The track was premiered live last month @ Summer Jam Canada in Ontario and now he has added Rick Ross. This is a classic mid tempo T-Pain jam (produced by Nappy Boy Entertainment's own "Young Fyre") focused on Teddy Penderazdoun's interesting choice of soundtrack for sexytime.

Download "Rap Song" with NO TAGS:

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MP3: Skillz - "Adam (DJ AM Tribute)"

From Chris at Koch/E1 Entertainment:

MP3: Skillz - "Adam (DJ AM Tribute)"

R.I.P. DJ AM: March 30, 1973 – August 28, 2009

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Skillz “The World Needs More Skillz”


PR: Princess Superstar Launches Pledge Campaign for Next LP

From Girlie Action Media:

Princess Superstar Launches Pledge Campaign for Next LP

Princess Superstar is partnering with Pledge Music, the international direct-to-fan platform, to raise the funds for her next album, “The New Evolution.”  They have just launched an innovative campaign that offers fans the chance to cut out the middleman, become her patrons and have some wild experiences with the Princess herself in the process!   Pledge also gives artists the chance to donate part of the money they raise to a charity of their choice.  Princess Superstar will be donating some of her proceeds to PETA. You can see the campaign page at . She's just the world a taste of her new material with the Crookers remix of her track “Lollipop” which premiered on RCRD LBL today. You can also download the track at - feel free to repost.
Fans have the chance to purchase incentives ranging from a signed copy of the album to a yoga session to a private burlesque strip-tease from Princess Superstar! Aside form a world-renowned musician, DJ, and businesswoman, Princess has been a coach on MTV’s MADE and is offering packages of rap lessons, DJ lessons, and music business mentoring. She is also an accomplished cook and vegan, and some of the packages include her cooking a dinner for a pledging fan at either Princess Superstar’s house or the fan’s place-their choice! At the end of the day, it’s her music that makes jaws drop - and fans can get access to demos, a private show for them and their friends, and even the chance to go in the studio with her!
Princess Superstar has been a music business renegade for the past 15 years. She has successfully run her own label, was among the first artists to have their own video games, and was also among the first to start making their own bootlegs and mash ups. Her adventurous business ideas are only rivaled by her inimitable sound. Her tracks were recently featured in the films Brunoand Get Him to the Greekand she was on Grandmaster Flash’s album alongside Busta Rhymes and Snoop Dogg. She is hard at work on the forthcoming album, “The New Evolution”, which features production from The Rural (Gorillaz, Beyonce). 
“”I am beyond excited to have this opportunity to make my next record (the SIXTH ONE!) in partnership with the actual people who support me!
I think a new world is coming and this is a revolutionary, intimate way to make art happen. I am so grateful that your dollars actually get to make my dream materialize. Also I am very psyched to offer all sorts of experiences to you- such as glamorous "Be a Princess Superstar!" makeover; customized birthday songs; meditation lessons; or even private full on burlesque show with my dancers! Can you imagine if this were available in the 1960's and 70's? Man I think I would pay anything to hang out with the Beatles or Chaka Kahn! And, since I am an animal fanatic and am active in charity work, I am going to donate some of the money to PETA. This is a revolutionary process for an evolutionary album :-) Thanks for being a part of it! Love, Princess Superstar”
How Does Pledge Music Work?
Pledge Music tries to keep its offering very simple - an artist sets a target for an amount of financing they wish to raise to fundthe recording and marketing of their new album or DVD.  The artist then approaches their fans to ask for ‘pledges’ towards the total in return for a digital download, CD or DVD of the resulting project.

The pledges available are tiered so that the fan can pledge, for example, one amount for a simple digital download, a slightly higher amount for the digital download + physical CD, an even higher amount for a bundle that includes the digital download, the physical CD and t-shirt and so on. The artists can determine themselves exactly how they wish toinspirethe pledge money.

Unlike some other fan funded offerings no money is taken from pledger’s accounts until the pledge target has been met.

The key differences between Pledge Music and other fan funded investment models are –

·      No money is taken from the fan until the entire pledge target is met

·      The artist retains ALL their rights forever whether they be recording, publishing, merchandising or live. Pledge Music is not interested in owning any rights that belong to artists.

·      Pledge Music charges the lowest, flat rate commission in the marketplace.

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