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Kottonmouth Kings Release "Party Monsters" Featuring Tech N9ne Online

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Kottonmouth Kings Release ‘Party Monsters’ Featuring Tech N9ne Online

California based Kottonmouth Kings have posted the song “Party Monsters” featuring Tech N9ne online at Tech N9ne spit his lyrical fire on the track, which will be released on April 20th, 2010 when Kottonmouth Kings’ new studio album, “Long Live The Kings”, hits stores.
"The Kottonmouth Kings and Tech N9ne have been allies for years," commented Daddy X. "Sub Noize and Strange Music are part of the trilateral underground commission, so when Tech N9ne gets on a track with the Kottonmouth Kings, it sends shockwaves through the underground. Having Tech and Dirtball on the same track is like hearing two high powered missile launchers! It sounds devastating!"
"The Dirtball is a wonderful addition to the Kings because he's a fucking lyrical murderer,” added Tech N9ne. “With that being said, what he brings to Kottonmouth Kings will be a phenomenon!"

Fans can catch a glimpse of the Dirtball in the Kottonmouth Kings new ‘Clockwork Orange’ themed video for “Stomp/Rampage” online at
Audio: Swazy Baby - "I Sang"

From: SlipNslide Sean
I hope all is well. Brand new official single from Swazy Baby... Just being released to the public today. Would love to get a review from you. Thanks for all of your support!!!

Audio: Jigg feat. Ice Cube - "What I Want"

From Tonia Samman:


Summer 2010


If you don't know the name yet, you don't read credits. Jigg has been slowly making a name for himself inside the liner notes of your favorite artists’ albums for several years now, producing for the likes of Rick Ross, Young Buck and most recently linking up with Ice Cube producing two tracks on his highly anticipated "I AM THE WEST" album, including the new smash hit "I Rep That West" where he's also feature on the hook. Jigg seeks to bring his behind-the-scenes success to the forefront as he displays his lyrical ability and air tight flow along side the legendary Ice Cube on his new street banger “What I Want” executed by Tony Draper.


Listen to Jigg's "What I Want"


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Audio: Wordsmith & Whitefolkz - "The Waiting Line"

From Wordsmith:

(Produced by Drums Majors ATL)

This is the first single from Whitefolkz's upcoming Mixtape, "Alphadogg" dropping on 4-20! "The Waiting Line." features Wordsmith, while super producers Drum Majors ATL laced the production. Don't sleep on this cut and please support the movement.

NU Revolution Entertainment LLC. 2010

Wordsmith-"Vintage Experience" Album OUT NOW:

Refined Hype x DJ Booth x Coast 2 Coast x Frostwire Presents Wordsmith "The Vintage Vault" Mixtape Online Feb. 23rd, 2010!!

HipHopdx x 2 Dope Boyz x Coast 2 Coast x Frostwire Presents Wordsmith "Overdue & Underrated" Mixtape OUT NOW!

Chubb Rock & Wordsmith-"Bridging the Gap" Album Online (Itunes)
Itunes Link: Presents Wordsmith Feat. Chubb Rock & The NU Revolution Camp "A Crack in the Bridge" Mixtape OUT NOW!
Link: Presents Wordsmith "The 2008 Resolution & Recap" Mixtape OUT NOW!
Link: Presents Wordsmith "The Revolution Begins with a Takeover" Vol. 2 Mixtape OUT NOW!
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Audio: yU - "Native"

The Song:

Amidst the escalating anticipation for his forthcoming album, emcee and one third of critically acclaimed Diamond District, yU, is proud to release the first official leak off his album, Before Taxes, entitled "Native". While setting the stage with lighthearted sampling from the comedic likeness of Dave Chappelle and sound clips from Glenn Beck, the track gradually transforms into the direct antithesis of its original vibe as it progresses. yU dives head first into some hard-hitting themes with a boom-bap feel as the bass pounds, the guitar lays down ghostly lead runs, and the drums creep along with a dragging, bass heavy groove. Lyrics such as, "I sing a song of truth, courage, and respect / Jumping out there like Geronimo, we stand up for that / And our plan of attack is straight Cherokee strategy / You can kill me, but you cannot kill my legacy," act to demonstrate yU's immense pride in his own Native American roots and his devotion to his ancestors. Collaborating with his partner Slimkat78, yU utilizes his experimental sound to get the song's message across. "The track is giving props to where it began, and hopefully it will make people think about where they're coming from," he says, clarifying the song's purpose. yU's solo project, Before Taxes, drops April 13, 2010 via Mello Music Group.

Listen To "Native", yU's First Official Single, Here:

The Background:

Stemming off the success of Diamond District's In The Ruff, emcee yU has branched out with his solo album, Before Taxes. Embodying the musical influences surrounding him, yU brings listeners tastes of the district, Maryland, and Virginia with his own classic brand of hip-hop. Showcasing his depth of talent and skill, yU expands on Diamond District's love of boom-bap and the golden era with this forthcoming release. Before Taxes will be released April 13th, 2010 via Mello Music Group.



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Blestenation Offer Free Download From Upcoming New Album

Misfit hip-hop trio Blestenation are currently offering fans a free download of the song "We’ll Die", from their upcoming new album "MBugout City", online at The group’s debut album, “MBugout City” is scheduled to land in stores on April 13th through Suburban Noize Records.

Blestenation have concocted what some are saying is the most dynamic
debut album from a rap group in years. The album ranges from arena rap
anthems to dark melodic acoustic songs, as the group creates their own
brand of misfit hip-hop. Blestenation’s “MBugout City” is currently
available for pre-order along with a free copy of the group’s “Left For
Dead” EP online at

Audio: Trends - "Don't Stop Me"

From Trends:
Hey what's up. I wanted to send you another track off of my new album "There is no Future" This one is called "Don't Stop Me". Please post this to your site when you get a chance. It would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for all of your support
Twista, Shawnna, Big Sean, Mickey Rocks On "Midwest Block Starz"

From Block Starz Music:



Midwest Hip-Hop Stars Headline Third Installment of Critically-Acclaimed Compilation Series

Full service independent music promoter Block Starz Music LLC,, has confirmed the addition of chart-topping platinum rap star Twista, former first lady of Ludacris' Disturbing tha Peace camp, Shawnna, XXL "Freshman Ten" honoree/Kanye West affiliate Big Sean, and Mickey Rocks of The Cool Kids to its upcoming "Midwest Block Starz" compilation scheduled for digital release on May 12 at all major online retailers.

These high-profile guest appearances bolster an explosive "Midwest Block Starz" lineup that already features Grammy Award winner Rhymefest, 2009 Ohio Hip-Hop Awards "Best Midwest Artist" Slick Watts, "Best Performer" Machine Gun Kelly, and a host of newcomers, including Chi-town's Skooda Chose, Cleveland's Tugun Cannon, St. Louis representative Will Victory, Topeka, Kansas lyricist Mike Schpitz, and Korean rapper/Wisconsin native Smokes.

"Midwest Block Starz" is the third installment of Block Starz Music's critically-acclaimed regional compilation series, which debuted in 2009 with "West Coast Block Starz" followed by "East Coast Block Starz" last December. Label executives say "Midwest Block Starz" will continue building on their company's reputation for linking promising new independent talent to the marketplace. 

"Our track record speaks for itself when it comes to exposing the public to a diverse selection of exciting new artists and producers," says Block Starz Music Co-Founder and President Bayer Mack.

"The key to the success of our compilation series is quality. Artists can't pay to be on our releases, we have to actually like their material. If someone gets Block Starz Music's seal of approval, you can believe the hype," Block Starz Music CEO Kai Denninger added.

Video: Stevie Stone - "Midwest Explosion"

From Injen Technology:

Attached please find the music video and behind the scenes footage for Stevie Stone’s new single, “Midwest Explosion” featuring Tech N9NE, from his debut album, "New Kid Comin" available on iTunes now. Shot on the road during the infamous KOD tour, you can see the Midwest is holding it down. Also attached is the “Midwest Explosion” single with an open 8 bars at the end. Please record your hottest verse! If you’re not from the Midwest, rep your region! Submissions should be uploaded to your social networking sites and links emailed to: along with your picture.

The winning verse will be featured on the Stevie Stone Official Myspace and Facebook Fan pages. The winner will also receive a personal video message from Stevie Stone with their verse playing in the background and will be uploaded to Stevie’s YouTube channel. If Stevie Stone comes to the winners town in the future for a tour date, the winner will be invited up on stage to perform their verse!

Music video for
Stevie Stones’ new single “Midwest Explosion” featuring Tech N9ne.

Behind the scenes footage for Stevie Stone’s new single, “Midwest Explosion” featuring Tech N9NE


“Midwest Explosion” single with an open 8 bars at the end.

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Audio: GME - "Phone Home"

From 4Sight Media:



Trouble Man, Che , Dokes, Tazz and Y-Jay are Florida’s newest native sons – GME, and they are turning up temperatures in the Sunshine State of Florida, dropping single after sizzling single.

Brothers Trouble Man, Che and Dokes, along with childhood friends Tazz and Y-Jay have just dropped “Phone Home,” a futuristic fantasy world of money, cars and clothes, featuring Che’s lyrical wordplay and Y-Jay’s infectious personality.

“We’re not down with the guns, violence, and drugs,” Che emphasizes. “People don’t always want to hear that hardcore violence. Hip-hop came from the streets, but the audience for hip-hop has expanded. We make our music for everyone.”

And it seems their fans feel the same way. Legendary Miami-based label, Togetherness Records, orchestrated a regional grassroots campaign around the group’s first song late last year, “Big Money,” which was distributed to high schools in South Florida and promoted via MySpace and Facebook. The music caught on because of its carefree party vibe, and was played by South Florida’s X102.3 radio station.

“GME’s music is recession proof,” adds Tazz. “It’s a break from the stress. If you don’t have money to go to the club, have a house party, move the couch to one side and get your dance on, right in the living room. That’s the kind of fun GME is all about. We’re coming with fresh sounds that can only be described as ‘southern futuristic swag.’ You gotta leave your troubles behind, be down with GME to rock with it.” And with these Florida boys with swagga to spare, GME just upped the game.

Download GME's Phone Home


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