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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.

Audio: PRGz - “Gotta Make This Move”


PRGz

“Gotta Make This Move”

http://sharebee.com/0e02b633

 

FEATURED ON DJ BENZI PRESENTS ELITASTE X NUE

“BEST OF ALL WORLDS SXSW SHOWCASE” MIXTAPE

 

Chamillionare "Venom" Release Date & Tour w/ Paul Wall


From Nancy Byron:

CHAMILLIONAIRE ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE FOR "VENOM"

AS THE "IN LOVE WITH MY MONEY" TOUR KICKS OFF TODAY AT SXSW

ALBUM TO DROP JUNE 22ND ON CHAMILLITARY/UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC

Houston, TX - Grammy-winning, platinum Houston artist, Chamillionaire, officially hit the road today, embarking on his "In Love With My Money" tour with former group member, Paul Wall - first stop, Austin, Texas for their headlining gig at SXSW. The timing couldn't be more perfect as the release date for his long-awaited third album, Venom, was officially slated this week for June 22nd on Chamillitary/Universal Republic with a first single, artwork and tracklisting to be forthcoming shortly.

From Austin, where Cham and Paul will share the stage with Trae Tha Truth, Chalie Boy, Dorrough and a host of other Texas performers, the tour will make stops at L.A.'s House of Blues this Sunday, March 21st and route through 19 other cities including Vegas, San Francisco and Portland. The "In Love With My Money" tour is Chamillionaire and Paul Wall's first in over 7 years. Prior to their successful careers as major label solo artists, Cham and Paul enjoyed enourmous independent success with albums like "Get Ya Mind Correct", a release whose success brought the majors calling. Since then there have been Grammys, MTV and BET Awards and multi-platinum sales. Despite all of that though, early fans of both artists have clammored for a collaboration from the two since they split.

Those attending the SXSW festival will get their first taste of the chemistry that made Chamillionaire and Paul Wall great as a group tonight at La Zona Rosa, 612 W. 4th Street. The show is all ages. The remaining dates and cities are below with ticket information.

3/17 AUSTIN, TX-SXSW

3/21 LOS ANGELES, CA- HOUSE OF BLUES

3/23 FLAGSTAFF, AZ-ORPHEUM THEATRE 

3/24 LAS VEGAS, NV- HOUSE OF BLUES

3/25 TUCSON, AZ- DV8

3/26 CHAM IN AUSTIN.-THE SAMMYS HOUSE 4PM (Then fly to PHX)

3/26 PHOENIX, AZ- VENUE OF SCOTTSDALE

3/27 ANAHEIM, CA- THE GROVE

3/28 VENTURA, CA-MAJESTIC THEATRE

3/31 SAN FRANCISCO, CA.-CLUB ENVY

4/1 EUGENE, OR.-THE BLUEPRINT

4/2 BOISE, ID- KNITTING FACTORY

4/3 RENO, NV- KNITTING FACTORY 

4/4 PORTLAND, OR- BERPATI'S PAN

4/5 SEATTLE, WA- SHOWBOX

4/6 MISSOULA, MT- KNITTING FACTORY

4/7 BILLINGS, MT- SHRINE AUDITORIUM

4/9 FARGO, ND- THE VENUE

4/10 CHAM IN FAYETTEVILLE AR.

4/18 CHAM IN OHIO-JOHN CARROL UNIV.

4/23 HOUSTON-HOUSE OF BLUES 

 

TICKET MASTER LINK http://tinyurl.com/yhymwrf 

 www.ticketmaster.com and www.livenation.com for tickets or chamillionaire.com for more ticket info.

Blestenation Release Video Mash-Up of Suicidal Tendencies


From Kerosene Media:

Blestenation Release Video Mash-Up of Suicidal Tendencies 'Institutionalized'

For Immediate Release
 
New York hip-hop trio Blestenation has released the video for their mash-up of the Suicidal Tendencies classic "Institutionalized" online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkGDMVOn4GU. Blestenation will release their debut album, "MBugout City", on April 13th, 2010 through Suburban Noize Records.
 


"I have been a fan of Suicidal Tendencies since I was a little kid," says Werdplay from Blestenation. "I wasn't able to be a part of the scene at the time, because I was a bit young, so this is kind of like my tribute to them. I actually did get to see Suicidal live for the first time when they played with Madball at Irving Plaza in early 2009 and they were insane. Those guys still put on one hell of a show after all these years."
 
"I got the idea for the video from watching a skit on the Leno show one night where he had the scene from the end of Scarface, but he put Dr. Phil's face on Tony Montana," added FAFU. "The original is an epic song and we re-vamped it with Nate Albert on guitar.  I always loved the difference between the mellow verse of the song and how loud and crazy the chorus was. We did our best to recreate that in a hip hop style."
 
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* www.MySpace.com/Blestenation *

Kosha Dillz - "Cellular Phone" Remix Contest


From Matt Diamond:

Kosha Dillz - "Cellular Phone" Remix Contest



Diamond Music Group (DMG) & the renown New York street wear brand Dave's Quality Meat (DQM) are pleased to announce the "Cellular Phone" Remix Contest. "Cellular Phone" is Kosha Dillz debut single from his LP, Beverly Dillz which was released this past November. The video for "Cellular Phone" is currently being featured on 'MTV On Demand', which you can view here. The prize package for the winning remix includes a digital distribution imprint courtesy of DMG in addition to some dope gear, courtesy of the good peole at DQM.  The deadline for this contest is next Friday, March 26th.  Click on the links below to download the files & instructions...GOOD LUCK!!  If you're lucky enough to be at SXSW this week, be sure to check out Kosha Dillz, who'll be showcasing too many events to name...

Download | Zshare: http://www.zshare.net/download/73760368dbdc1dd4/ .
Download | Mediafire: http://www.mediafire.com/?hiyglyzoj1x .

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...After The Jump

Contest Rules, Itinerary & Prizes:

Rules:

Attention producers, please email all submissions to coalminerecords@gmail.com no later than Friday, March 26th, 2010. Only one submission per producer will be accepted. The files for the remix contest include an MP3 file of the original version of “Cellular Phone” in addition to a WAV file of the acapella. The acapella is zero pointed and should synchronize properly with any digital audio workstation. Music should be in an mp3 format and should default to any iTunes media player. Sample-free remixes are allowed, but not required.  **The original version of the track is 78 Beats Per Minute**, but may be altered. Files should be labeled accordingly with song title first, followed by the producer’s name and Remix in parenthesis, ie: **I Am (Joe Smith Remix).mp3**. *Due to the high volume of submissions, it becomes very difficult to cross reference submissions with their corresponding email addresses and therefore it is critical to **include your email address in the comment field of the iTunes info panel.  In your email, please provide us with your social network URLs (twitter/facebook) along with your discography bio/epk if applicable. Please include a few sentences about yourself and your production background. Good luck!!!

Itinerary:

1)  3.16.10 (Tuesday):  Contest begins. Diamond Music Group will premier the contest that will be virally promoted throughout popular hip-hop related lifestyle websites and blogs. The contest will also be reinforced through an e-blast campaign targeted towards producers.

2)  3.26.10 (Friday):  Submission Due Date

3)  3.29.10 (Monday):  The winning remix will be announced via email to all contestants.  It will be required for the winning producer to provide the track session as WAV files compatible with any digital audio workstation.

4)  4.06.10 (Tuesday):  The winning remix will be promoted through all major hip-hop related blogs & lifestyles, courtesy of Diamond Music Group.

Prizes:

The winning producer will be entitled to a digital distribution imprint through Diamond Music Group as well as gear, courtesy of Dave's Quality Meat.

Braille - New Record, New Season, New Video BLOG


From Braille:

New Record, New Season, New Video BLOG

Hello Hello,

I'm keeping these newsletters super short and focusing more on video blogs and social networks.  You can find me on Twitter @Braillehiphop, Facebook (Bryan Winchester) and so forth.  Catch the play by play - haha.

My new album "Weapon Aid" will be dropping next month (APRIL!!!)  Thanks to everyone who has wrote me a letter over the last month, I'm mainly operating off my Iphone and haven't had internet on my laptop.  My response timing will pick up soon and I'll do my best to hit everyone back on a personal level.  Your support, prayers and encouragement is very valuable to me.

Beyond that - I created a new video blog about "Weapon Aid" and also just expanding a touch on where I'm at in life right now.  Love ya'll - feel free to spread this video around among friends and on your own websites/blogs.  PEACE

VIDEO LINK
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llcMMD7d1oM
Thank you, from Braille and the Hiphop Is Music team.
www.braillehiphop.com | www.hiphopismusic.com

Hoo Bangin'/Cash Money Artist Glasses Malone Readies Debut LP


From ifastfwd:

Hoo Bangin’/Cash Money Artist, Glasses Malone Teams With Legendary Snoop Dogg, Readies Debut Album

G. Malone Readies Debut Album, Drops New Street Anthem "Eastsidin’ (Crip Gang)" Featuring Snoop Dogg.

(Los Angeles, CA - 17 March 2010) -- Hoo Bangin’/Cash Money rapper Glasses Malone has teamed up with West Coast legend Snoop Dogg for a new street single called “Eastsidin’ (Crip Gang)” that teams a Cali OG with one of its top new stars.

Glasses (aka G.Malone) has spent the last several years overtaking both the West Coast and national music scene as he prepares for the release of his debut album “The Beach Cruiser.” Having already made a mark across the country for himself and his Blu Division imprint with hits featuring Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, T-Pain and more, the Watts rapper brought it back to his hometown with a contagious song that evokes memories of California’s golden age.

Over a head-nodding production and very catchy hook by Snoop, Glasses pays tribute to his street roots and creates an anthem for thousands of fans and fellow Los Angeles natives. You can join thousands of others and listen to the song below.

Glasses Malone – “Eastsidin’ (Crip Gang)” Ft. Snoop Dogg (Download) http://usershare.net/2DopeBoyz/yif4oqe1cf0w .

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Glasses Malone
“The Beach Cruiser” - Coming Soon
Hoo Bangin’/Cash Money Records

Malice 'N Wonderland Trailer (Snoop Dogg) Debuts on MySpace


From Jim Merlis at Big Hassle:

Malice 'N Wonderland Trailer (Snoop Dogg) Debuts on MySpace

Today MySpace debuts the brand new trailer for MALICE 'N WONDERLAND, an original short film inspired by the new album from Snoop Dogg. The film stars Snoop, Jamie Foxx, Xzibit, Soulja Boy, Murs, Diplo, Mayer Hawthorne, MC Lyte, among many others. The movie will be released simultaneously on March 23rd with the More Malice CD including "I Wanna Rock" (The Kings G-Mix featuring Jay Z) and "That Tree" (featuring Kid Cudi).
 
Visit MySpace Trailer Park to see the trailer in its entirety at http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=103629243 .

Free stream Snoop's Malice 'N Wonderland album in full on MySpace Music at http://music.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=music.artistalbums&albumid=14432858&friendid=6344278 .
 
In Mal­ice 'N Won­der­land, Snoop Dogg plays the role of Mal­ic, e a gangsta/super-hero bat­tling the forces of evil and cor­rup­tion in a hip hop ver­sion of Gotham City called Won­der­land. The movie seam­less­ly weaves with­in its sto­ry­line the mu­sic videos for "I Wan­na Rock", "Pron­to" and nev­er be­fore seen clips for "2 Minute Warn­ing" and "Up­side Down."

Rapper Big Pooh of Little Brother to Guest Blog for SLAM Mag


From Audible Treats:

Rapper Big Pooh of Little Brother to Guest Blog for SLAM Magazine Online

Emcee And Sports Fanatic Pooh To Provide Fans With Insights On 2010 NCAA Men's Tournament

(March 16, 2010 – Brooklyn, NY) As the anticipation for Little Brother's upcoming album continues to build, Rapper Big Pooh, one half of the celebrated North Carolina duo, is excited and proud to announce that he will be guest blogging for SLAM Magazine's website. Pooh will be contributing his thoughts and views on the NCAA Men's basketball tournament from start to finish in the weeks leading up to the April 20th release of Little Brother's fourth and final album, LeftBack.

SLAM Magazine is one of the nation's premier basketball authorities, combining hip-hop and hoops in a way that other publications and websites have yet to achieve. "I have always been a fan of SLAM," says Pooh, "for the simple fact that they dedicate their time to one of the most popular sports in the world." Pooh will be dedicating himself to NCAA's Men's tournament this year, which begins with its Round of 64 on March 18th, and concludes with a championship game in Indianapolis on April 5th. Sports and music fans alike can expect Pooh's March Madness musings at least twice weekly throughout the tournament on his blog at SLAMonline.com, aptly titled "Pooh On Sports." In addition to his ongoing thoughts on The Big Dance, Pooh will also be writing one pre-weekend prediction post and post-weekend wrap-up post every week. When asked about the prospect of sharing his b-ball ponderings with SLAM's readers, Pooh said, "Being able to share my thoughts and opinions on the sport of basketball with their readers was an opportunity that I could, and would never, have been able to pass up."

While Big Pooh is an instantly recognizable name in the hip-hop world, his superior sports knowledge is often overlooked. A self-diagnosed sports junkie, Rapper Big Pooh is the ideal basketball buff for SLAM's commentary on this year's NCAA Men's tournament. Having grown up in the Washington D.C. area, Pooh's allegiances lie with hometown teams Georgetown and Maryland. In lieu of a career on the courts, Pooh has spent a lifetime watching and discussing basketball, even starting his own blog a while back also titled "Pooh On Sports." This opportunity at SLAMonline.com gives Pooh a chance to engage in the nation's unofficial pastime - sports debate. "The thing I'm looking forward to the most in blogging for Slam is the feedback" says Pooh. "Sports debate between people who have no impact on the actual outcome has to be one of the greatest things in the world!"

Fans can expect further announcements from Little Brother, including tour info and other interesting developments on LeftBack's road to the release.

Read Rapper Big Pooh's first blog post for SLAMonline.com: http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2010/03/my-informal-introduction/ .

The Background:

Little Brother, the Durham, North Carolina group formed in part by Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh, released their debut album The Listening on ABB Records in 2003. They are now gearing up for the release of their fourth album, LeftBack, which will be the last of Little Brother’s illustrious career, available April 20th via Hall Of Justus. Continuing the tradition they set with the critically acclaimed third release GetBack, Big Pooh and Phonte have enlisted multiple producers for LeftBack, both from within and outside of the Justus League camp. The album features production from the likes of Khyrsis, Denaun Porter, J.Bizness and guest vocals from Torae, Truck North, Jozeemo, Chaundon, Median, and more.

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/phontigallo and http://www.twitter.com/RapperBigPooh .

Death Row Records Presents Danny Boy - "It's About Time"


From Sasha Stoltz Publicity:

Death Row Records AND Danny Boy

"It's About Time" 

WIDEawake-Deathrow Entertainment LLC announces their next  release of 2010, Danny Boy "It's About Time" set to hit  shelves, April 20,  featuring songs produced by DJ  Quik and Devante. .  Danny Boy Steward a.k.a. Danny Boy, signed to Death Row Records in 1994, debuting his soulful vocals on the Murder Was The  Case soundtrack with R&B Charter "Come When I Call."  Danny Boy's vocals also appeared on such hits as "I Ain't Mad At Cha" on Tupac's multiplatinum selling album All Eyez On Me as well as "Toss it Up",  "Picture Me Rollin"  and "I Can't Get Enough" from the Gridlock'd  Soundtrack.  Most recently Danny Boy was featured on Death Row's 2009 sampler and Death Row's Ultimate Collection box set. April 20, is Danny Boy's time and  "It's About Time"


Follow Death Row Records:
  
Official  Site:
www.deathrowmusic.com
    
MySpace:
www.myspace.com/deathrowrecords  
    
Facebook
www.facebook.com/deathrowrecordsllc  

Twitter
http://twitter.com/deathrowmusic

YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/deathrowchannel

Follow Danny Boy:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=22127562241&ref=ts


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