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Duck Down 15 Year Anniversary East Coast Tour Dates

Performances from Pharoahe Monch, Boot Camp Clik artists Sean Price, Buckshot & Smif N Wessun, Skyzoo
with Music By DJ Evil Dee

Duck Down Music continues to celebrate its 15 Year Anniversary with an exciting East-Coast Tour scheduled from October 11th to October 24th. The 14-city run will feature performances by Pharoahe Monch, Boot Camp Clik artists Buckshot, Sean Price & Smif N Wessun, along with Skyzoo and music by DJ Evil Dee. The routing comes at a perfect time, as each artist taking the stage has new music to showcase.

Pharoahe Monch is in the mixing stages of his W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) album; Skyzoo is scheduled to release his collaborative effort with !llmind, Live From The Tape, on October 5th; Smif N Wessun has new music from their Pete Rock produced album, Monumental; Buckshot will unveil never-before-heard tracks from his 3rd studio album with 9th Wonder, The Solution; and Sean Price fans can expect material from Mic Tyson.

Official Tour Dates:

10/11 Tampa, FL @ Club Empire: TICKETS

10/12 Orlando, FL @ The Social: TICKETS
10/13 Miami, FL @ Revolution: TICKETS
10/14 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade: TICKETS
10/15 Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox: TICKETS
10/16 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle: TICKETS
10/17 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar: TICKETS
10/18 Washington DC @ Liv: TICKETS
10/19 New York, NY @ Le Poission Rouge (CMJ Showcase w/ Talib Kweli, Pete Rock, Jean Grae, & Strong Arm Steady): TICKETS
10/20 New Haven, CT @ Toads Place: TICKETS
10/21 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA: TICKETS
10/22 Providence, RI @ Jerkys: TICKETS
10/23 Portland, ME @ Asylum: Pre-Sale Tickets TBA
10/24 Boston, MA @ Middle East: TICKETS
PR: Portland, Oregon's Northern Scientifik Releases Debut

From Evan Lemay:

Portland, Oregon's Northern Scientifik Releases Debut


PORTLAND, OR SEPT. 10, 2010 -- 

  "A fair amount of hip hop albums these days -- even underground hip hop albums, are being produced without any scratching at all," says North Scientifik's DJ Outclass. "Dope scratch hooks and DJing are an integral part of the true hip hop formula."

  Word of the North Scientifik project spread over three years ago shortly after producer 5th Sequence and MC Serious George first met to record "Saturday Afternoon", one of several nostalgic hip hop singles from the album.

   "With 'Building', we aimed to capture what we loved about the 90's -- hip hop's golden era," states 5th. The three man group spent time perfecting the balance of rhyme, unique sample-based production, and hard hitting 12-bit drum patterns.

"I grew up listening mostly to jazz and 90's hip hop," says 5th, "Premier, Dilla, Pete Rock, all of those cats inspired me from a young age." Legendary influences aside, 5th's work screams originality. A true signature production style, marked by gritty drums and original sample chops, can only be done justice by an MC of a particular caliber: enter MC Serious George.

  "I used to listen to Black Thought, Boot Camp Clik, O.C., shit like that," says Serious George. "I come from the school of thought where lyrics -- specifically cadence and delivery -- reign supreme". A self-proclaimed mic ripper, Serious George and his style is described as "completely unpredictable, definitely your local MC's secret favorite MC."

  'Building' contains an impressive 30 tracks, filling the entire CD with over an hour of fresh, out-the-crates break beat production -- for those who still love H.E.R. If you cringe when you hear the phrase "mainstream hip-hop", then you share the group mind state of North Scientifik.

  'Building' is available for online purchase at 'Building' was completely written, produced, tracked, mixed, and mastered at Soul Channel Recording Studios, which is a division of Soul Channel Media Group, LLC., an independent mixed media company based in Portland, OR.

  For more information and to schedule an interview, contact Brandon Johnson at:
Tel (503) 369-5837, Email:


Video: Brown Caesar f/ Thief Sicario - "Streets Is"

From Brown Caesar:

Video: Brown Caesar f/ Thief Sicario - "Streets Is"

MP3: Jasmyne feat. Waka Flocka Flame - "All Dem Boys"

From M3W:

MP3: Jasmyne feat. Roscoe Dash, Waka Flocka Flame - "All Dem Boys"

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PR: Das Racist Premiere New Video EK on MTV Iggy

From Chris at Koch/E1 Entertainment:

Das Racist Premiere New Video EK on MTV Iggy


In anticipation for their upcoming mixtape Sit Down, Man, Das Racist are premiering their video for Ek Shaneesh on MTV Iggy!

The video, directed by Weird Days has the trio strolling through Queens, NY throwing as MTV Iggy likes to call it, an "international party".

Check out the clip here (and grab the embed code from the link):

Be sure also to join the mailing list at for the first official leak off Sit Down, Man and play the Who's That Brooown video game on the group's official site

For more on Das Racist go to:
Das Racist's Official Site
Reverb Nation

MP3: Eleven feat. Dana Dane - "Dancin' By Myself"

From Dana Dane:

MP3: Eleven feat. Dana Dane - "Dancin' By Myself"

PR: The Wailers First New Studio Song in 16 Years

From Versa Manos:

The Wailers First New Studio Song in 16 Years

A benefit for the United Nations' World Food Programme

Legendary Reggae Band The Wailers Contribute Exclusive Studio Track
Oniric Records is proud to announce that legendary reggae band The Wailers, have contributed an exclusive new track titled “A Step for Mankind” to Solution for Dreamers: Season 3, a compilation CD to be released this month. This compilation CD is the third in the “Solutions for Dreamers” series, with this disc created to support the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP).  This is the first studio track from the Wailers in 16 years.
The Wailers “A Step for Mankind” track is exclusively recorded for Solutions for Dreamers: Season 3, written by the remarkable singer/songwriter Duane Stephenson and features hip-hop artist Bishop Lamont.  A songwriter renowned for his portrayal of love, culture and spirituality, Stephenson is well-known for many incredible reggae songs, most notably for his work on Jah Cure’s reggae anthem “True Reflections.” Lamont, an up-and-coming rapper and Dr. Dre protégé known for his hit radio single “Grow Up,” contributes an unforgettable flow in the track’s breakdown. Like many of the Wailers’ best known international hits, the song is a call for world unity and peace with an undeniably distinctive groove. You can check out the song here:
The World Food Programme is the world’s largest organization fighting hunger globally.  WFP is committed to getting food to where it is needed, and saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters.  Each year, on average, WFP feeds more than 90 million people in more than 70 countries. WFP is a United Nations institution and is voluntarily funded.  In honor of WFP’s noble cause, Oniric Records’ Solutions for Dreamers: Season 3 directs all proceeds to benefit the World Food Programme while the CD is printed on 100% recycled materials.
Oniric Records, founded in 2005 in Santa Barbara, is an independent label dedicated to the promotion of artists who advocate social and environmental change through their music. Unlike many record labels, Oniric Records has taken a different approach than its peers in the music industry. The driving force behind the label is a passion for the well-being of the planet and its inhabitants. The "Solutions for Dreamers" series was created to raise awareness and funds for non-profit partners of Oniric Records, such as environmental group Heal The Ocean.  This collective has now provided a perfect opportunity for the world’s most well-known reggae band, The Wailers, to show their support for a cause both they and the label support, alongside Oniric Records artists such as Matthew McAvene, Marc B and Danny Riley.
The Wailers have an unprecedented global fan-base and, together with Bob Marley, have sold an excess of 250 million albums worldwide, and played shows to over 24 million people throughout their 40-year long career. Known for such anthems as “Jammin’,” “One Love,” “No Woman No Cry” and “Exodus,” the band continues to thrill audiences of all kinds with a relentless tour schedule and an unparalleled stage show. Continuing the legacy, the band has recently been in the studio in Jamaica to begin work on an album of all-new material. With Duane Stephenson, they have created a powerful, moving addition to the Solutions for Dreamers: Season 3 – a small taste of music to come from the world’s most famous reggae group of all time, all in support of alleviating the ongoing tragedy of worldwide hunger.
The compilation features 13 international artists including Uru, Marc B, Matthew McAvene, Danny Riley, Bryon Friedman, Matt Jennings, The Aluminum Ponies, Tad Wagner, Reed Thomas Lawrence, J-Radio, Natty Nation,  Chase McBride and The Wailers.
All proceeds benefit the United Nations’ World Food Programme.
Wailers Tour Dates:
Friday, September 17              Easton, MD – Avalon Theatre
Saturday, September 18         Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Sunday, September 19            Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
Monday, September 20           New York, NY – B.B. King’s Blues Club
Wednesday, September 22    Lexington, Kentucky – Buster’s Billiards & Backroom
Thursday, September 23         Nashville, Tennessee – Live On The Green
Friday, September 24              Carrboro, North Carolina – Cat’s Cradle
Saturday, September 25         Franklin, Ohio – J.D. Legends
Monday, September 27           Jacksonville, Florida – Freebird Live
Wednesday, September 29    Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Revolution
Thursday, September 30         Gainesville, Florida – The Venue
Friday, October 1                       New Orleans, Louisana – House of Blues
Thursday, November 11           Lima, Peru – Maria Angola

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Video: Public Enemy - "Say It Like It Really Is" + Tour Dates

Public Enemy

Catch Public Enemy on the road:

Sep 10
Richmond, VA The Hat Factory
Sep 11 Raleigh, NC Hopscotch Music Festival
Sep 12 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend
Sep 14 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
Sep 15 Charleston, SC The Music Farm
Sep 16 Orlando, FL The Club at Firestone
Sep 17 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
Video: Rick Ross Performs "Super High" at IMAX in Tampa

From DJ Smallz:

Video: Rick Ross Performs "Super High" at IMAX in Tampa

MP3: Dorrough feat. Ray J - "Breakfast In Bed"

From BF Blasts:

MP3: Dorrough feat. Ray J - "Breakfast In Bed"


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