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Mixtape: @MikkeyHalsted & @DonCannon - "Castro"

Mixtape: Mikkey Halsted & Don Cannon - "Castro"

Courtesy Papa Smirf.

"I put my heart and my soul into this project. I pray you Post and Enjoy. As always thanx for you continued support!" - MIKKEY HALSTED

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MP3: @LupeFiasco - "Lamborghini Angels"

MP3: Lupe Fiasco - "Lamborghini Angels"

Courtesy M3W.

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Slightly Stoopid Is Sitting On Top of the World: New Album

Slightly Stoopid Is Sitting On Top of the World: New Album Out Today

Courtesy 'Stache Media.


California's own Slightly Stoopid is back with their signature good time grooves for the first time in four years. Their new album, Top of the World, is being released today, and it is being streamed for free on AOL Music and MSN Music.

Released on the band's own label, Stoopid Records, Top of the World is the seven-piece band's seventh studio release. An all-star crew of guest artists gathered to appear on the record, including reggae legends like Don Carlos of Black Uhuru and Barrington Levy, "unofficial 8th member" Karl Denson (of Greyboy Allstars,) longtime band friend and touring partner G. Love, Angelo Moore (frontman of legendary funk/rock/ska band Fishbone,) Dumpstaphunk's Ian Neville, and hit-making singer/songwriter Angela Hunte. It's the first Slightly Stoopid album to be created at the band's own recording studio and rehearsal clubhouse, within the warehouse district of Mission Valley (just inland of Ocean Beach.)

"In the past two years, we started our own studio, which really enabled us to make the record at our own pace, and to make the right record for us at this time in our career," multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Miles Doughty (who co-founded the band with Kyle McDonald) says. "What's nice about it is having our own environment to record in and analyze the music, and it really lets you keep an organic feel. For us, I feel like it's a step into the next level, as far as understanding the process of recording, understanding the process of songwriting. We took everything that we've learned over the years and really put it into this record."

Riffing on some of the album's highlights, Doughty excitedly says "I really love 'Hiphoppablues,' the song G. Love did. I love the song 'Way You Move,' Ian Neville did a great guitar line throughout the whole song. We worked with Barrington Levy on 'Ur Love,' he is a true architect of the dance hall! Definitely 'Ska Diddy' with Angelo-it's a fun rant and shout out to a lot of the nooks and crannies we play across the country."

Since forming in 1995, Slightly Stoopid has toured virtually non-stop, and this summer is no different.  Doughty says: "This summer, we're doing The Unity Tour with 311. That was really cool-those guys approached us about doing a tour with them. For the last five years, we've been headlining all the amphitheater tours, so it's kind of nice that we're going to co-headline with them. It's a good chance to not only play for our fans, but to play for 311 fans and show them the new direction of the new record. The band recently announced a brand new set of fall tour dates, see below for details.    

Slightly Stoopid's current line-up consists of Doughty (guitar, bass, vocals) and McDonald (guitar, bass, vocals), along with Ryan "Rymo" Moran (drums), Oguer "OG" Ocon (congas, percussion, harp, vocals), C-Money (trumpet), Dela (saxophone) and Paul Wolstencroft (keyboards).

Slightly Stoopid tour dates: 

Unity Tour dates with 311

8/14  Indianapolis, IN - The Lawn at White River State Park
8/15  Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/17  Chicago, IL - Charter One Pavilion
8/18  Bonner Springs, KS - Cricket Amphitheatre
8/19  Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
8/22  Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
8/23  Los Angeles, CA - KROQ Red Bull Sound Space 
8/24  Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/25  San Diego, CA - Cricket Amphitheatre
8/28  Mesa, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre
8/29  Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara County Bowl
8/31  San Francisco, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater
9/01  Las Vegas, NV - The Beach at Mandalay Bay
9/02  Reno, NV - Lawler Events Center
9/04  Portland (Ridgefield), OR - Sleep Country Amphitheatre
9/05  Seattle, WA - Marymoor Amphitheatre 

Fall Tour Dates (Just Announced!) 

9/06  Jacksonville, OR - Britt Pavilion  
10/03  Tuscaloosa, AL - Bama Theater
10/04  Oxford, MS - The Lyric Theatre
10/05  New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues
10/06  Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
10/07  Lexington, KY - Buster's
10/10  Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
10/11  Charleston, SC - Music Farm
10/12  Knoxville, TN - Valarium
10/13  Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
10/14  Morgantown, WV - Metropolitan Theater
10/17  Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
10/18  Portland, ME - State Theatre
10/19  Providence, RI - Lupo's At The Strand
10/20  Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues

Video: N.B.S. + Blastah Beatz - "Worldwide Disaster"

Video: N.B.S. + Blastah Beatz - "Worldwide Disaster"

Courtesy Big Bang Records.

World Wide Disaster is from the forthcoming “Ph.D. in Beatmaking” album. To be released 2013 on Ascetic Music, "Ph.D in Beatmaking" features (among others) Kool G Rap, N.B.S, Inspectah Deck, Cashis, and Steele of Smif N Wessun.

Free EP: Dinner With the Universe - "Demo" (@IStillLoveHER)

Free EP: Dinner With the Universe - "Demo"

Courtesy Wanja Lange.

Founded in the Summer of 2011, Dinner With The Universe is a color & sound production company, based out of Southern California. With a sole focus on exposing the essence, Founder.Producer Charly.Halfnote is creating works to eliminate all non essential forms, features, or concepts. This first piece of music is a brief demonstration of the soul. It is an expression of Hip-hop. And it is an extension of Jazz. It is the free expression of three California musicians, combining their creative powers to will what they may from The Universe.

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MP3: Rock Mecca - "Gangsta Boogie" (@Mecca4Ever)

MP3: Rock Mecca - "Gangsta Boogie"

Courtesy Who Got Next.

Battle tested and street approved, Rock Mecca has been steadily gaining momentum on the urban music scene with his vivid rhymes, gritty flow and energetic delivery, elevating himself above and beyond the crop of street lyricists who aim to master the Bronx Science. After having built a cult following on the underground circuit, Mecca is set to take his career to new heights with a catalogue of music instantly recognized as quality, authentic Hip-Hop as soon as it hits the eardrum.


MP3: @KirkoBangz f/ @Tyga - "Nasty N*gga"

MP3: Kirko Bangz f/ Tyga - "Nasty N*gga"

Courtesy SME.


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Video: @Has_Lo - "Inherit the Stars" (prod. Paten Locke)

Video: Has-Lo - "Inherit the Stars" (prod. Paten Locke)

Courtesy Mello Music Group.

Has-Lo has been unceremoniously spitting that raw rap for some time now. Through c o llaborations and projects of his own, like his Mello Music Group debut In Case I Don’t Make It, Has shows that there is more to his hip-hop scene than meets the eye. Has is releasing a series of visuals to accompany tracks from his debut project and remix project, the first of which is “Inherit The Stars”, a Paten Locke remix of the track  “Fiber Optics” that debuted earlier today on Mass Appeal.

Audio: Marcel P. Black f/ Elespee - "iLuv H.E.R. Too"

Audio: Marcel P. Black f/ Elespee - "iLuv H.E.R. Too"

Courtesy Bryan W.

"iLuv H.E.R. Too" the album, drops on 9/11/12 on itunes with guest appearances from Elespee, Luke St. John, IL Duce, Box, Donney Rose, James Jackson, A.R., Truth Universal, Common, & John Legend, produced, mixed, & mastered entirely by J-Filly.

You can stream the record here ------> .

Video: @Fashawn Interview at Rock The Bells 2012 Launch Party

Video: Fashawn Interview at Rock The Bells 2012 Launch Party

Courtesy HHO.

Working on "Champagne and Styrofoam Cups" and this year's Rock The Bells 2012.

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