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Video: Raekwon - "Shaolin VS. Wu-Tang"

The visuals from the title track of Raekwon's upcoming "Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang" album

PR: Tricksta & Deeze 'Late Nights Early Mornings EP'

From Park Street PR:

Tricksta & Deeze 'Late Nights Early Mornings EP'

Wolftown Recordings producer Tricksta is set to unleash his debut album 'Out Of Darkness Cometh Light' in 2011 which promises to be a real treat for Hip-Hop fans as it features over forty of the UK's leading rappers.  To get 2011 off to a bang Tricksta decided to produce a string of EP's for digital release on Wolftown Recordings, one of the UK's longest running independent Hip-Hop labels founded back in May 1999.

Here we get a five track EP from Wolverhampton rapper Deeze who has recently been setting the internet alive with his last three mixtapes 'The Pre-Turn', 'The Re-Turn' & 'The Re-Birth'. Deeze has featured on mixtapes hosted by the likes of Sheek Louch, French Montana, Freekey Zeekey and S.A.S, as well as getting excellent feedback from on-line magazines and underground radio stations. 

There's no guests needed for this amazing five track EP which got its title as it was conceived, written and recorded all in one weekend without any sleep. With the music video to the track 'Big Tingz' getting over 10,000 views on You Tube in a month it's plain to see what Hip-Hop fans all over the globe are loving their unique sound and vibe. This EP is great taste of what to come from producer Tricksta and rapper Deeze. This is real Hip-Hop for real Hip-Hop heads! UK all day!

01 - Lyrical Warfare 3.48
02 - Big Tingz 3.48
03 - Focussed 4.35
04 - Now That I Am Getting Thru 4.07
05 - Late Nights, Early Mornings 3.47

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Watch the video to Tricksta & Deeze 'Big Tingz' now.

Tricksta & Deeze - Big Tingz (Radio) MP3

Tricksta & Deeze - Big Tingz (Street) MP3

Tricksta & Deeze - Big Tingz (Instrumental) MP3

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PR: Syntax Records Is Justified

From Syntax Records:

Syntax Records Is Justified

Free EP Download Inspired by the FX series Justified

The creative minds at Syntax Records have come together in full force to create a five-song EP entitled “Syntax Records Is Justified” inspired by the FX show Justified. With the premiere of the show’s second season tonight at 10 p.m., Syntax is offering the EP as a free download at

“The two main ingredients of Justified are country-living and street life which is what I know the least about” admitted Tim Trudeau, President of Syntax Records, “However once we were in the studio we were able to commandeer these fictitious characters and essentially let them write these songs.”

Trudeau, who goes by alias rocdomz (pronounced rock-domes) when in the studio, used his years of experience in production and songwriting to lead an all-star lineup that included in-house producer and Syntax Recording artist- Shane Newville, member of Sackcloth Fashion- Sam Hart, Syntax Records’ own Director of Customer Development- Jeremiah Bonds, and brother of rocdomz and Syntax Records co-founder- MaxOne.

The goal of this project was to create music that could be synchronized in the show. “Writing from the perspective of someone else throughout this whole project was a new endeavor for me, but the experience was awesome, the chemistry in the studio was irreplaceable” said Jeremiah Bonds, one of the project writers.

Justified is based on the works of crime novelist Elmore Leonard, including Leonard's short story Fire in the Hole. It follows fictional character Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens getting tangled in the new criminal organizations moving into Harlan County. Season two picks up with a cliffhanger after an epic gun battle.

About Syntax Records: Syntax Records, a division of Quality Junk, has been in the business of making high quality music since 1997. Beginning with the trend-breaking success Sackcloth Fashion, Syntax Records has also been home to artists such as Braille, Kaboose, L.A. Symphony, and the famous Night Owls series. For more information, check out:

PR: Beat Society Announce Addition of Don Cannon & Fortilive

From Audible Treats:

Beat Society Announce Addition of Don Cannon & Fortilive

Line-up & Launch Of Two MASCHINE Giveaways     02.09.2011
Khrysis Featured In Two MASCHINE Beat Making Videos, XXL Producer Contest

The Show:

(February 09, 2011 - New York, N) Renowned producer Don Cannon, responsible for producing hits for Jay-Z, Young Jeezy, 50 Cent, Fabulous, among others, and Fortilive, comprised of producer !llmind and rappers Slo Mo and Mushmouf, have just been added to the historic Beat Society producer showcase. Additionally, the Low Budget Crew will now be a part of the event, and will be kicking off the evening with a special performance. The showcase will take place at Tammany Hall on Saturday, February 12th at 6pm.

This Saturday, hip hop’s top producers and emcees will return to the Beat Society stage in New York City for the first time in over five years. Don Cannon, the Low Budget Crew, and Fortilive, who are traveling from Hawaii, will be joining a robust line-up of producers including Nottz, Buckwild, DJ Revolution, !llmind, Khrysis, and emcees Danny Brown and Malcolm & Martin. Evil Dee of the legendary crew Da Beatminerz will hold down DJ duties, while original Beat Society hosts Stef Tataz & Sao lead the night's festivities.

To celebrate the return of the showcase, event sponsor Native Instruments has teamed up with Beat Society and to give one lucky producer the chance to win Native Instruments' coveted mini-controller, MASCHINE. The midi-controller, which enables users to integrate the flexibility of computer-based music production with the hands-on creative clout of MPC-style hardware, is valued at $599 and will be awarded to the winner of the best beat as judged by the staff. will announce the winner this Friday, February 11th, the day before the event. The contest is now open: .

In addition to the XXL contest, fans can win a MASCHINE through Beat Society's official Facebook fanpage until 12 noon EST this Saturday, February 12th: .

Watch Khrysis make a beat using Native Instruments MASCHINE here: .
Watch Khrysis talk about making beats and using Native Instruments MASCHINE here: .

The Details:
What: Beat Society Who: Don Cannon, Nottz, Buckwild, DJ Revolution, !llmind, Khrysis, Danny Brown, Malcolm & Martin, Fortilive, DJ Evil Dee, Low Budget Crew and surprise guests
When: Saturday, February 12, 2011
Where: Tammany Hall – 152 Orchard St. New York, NY 10002
What time: Doors @ 6pm
Ticket info: .

For More information:, and .

MP3: Skinny Jay - "The High Life"

From M3W:

MP3: Skinny Jay - "The High Life"

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PR: Dee-1 Ready to Unleash "I Hope They Hear Me: Vol. 2"

From Nancy B:

Dee-1 Ready to Unleash "I Hope They Hear Me: Vol. 2"

New Orleans, LA - It has been a whirlwind few months for up-and-comer Dee-1. After putting in work for the past couple of years building a slow but steadily-growing fan base around the country, things took off for him after MTV grabbed onto his "Jay, 50 & Weezy" video back in November, adding it to MTV2, MTV Jams and MTVu. The video aired for months, making it onto the Sucker Free Countdown (#16) with no radio support at that time. Since then there has been a great deal of internet support and blog postings, another video added to MTV Jams ("One Man Army" to begin airing soon) and an offer from one of the majors who, for reasons of superstition, shall remain nameless at this time. Awesomely, radio throughout his region has now jumped on the Dee-1 bandwagon recently and added "Jay, 50 & Weezy" just on love. That being said, all this activity had to be leading somewhere....right?

The answer is YES! and thus, Dee-1 is ready to unleash his street album, "I Hope They Hear Me: Vol. 2", upon the world on 2/22/11, solidifying the buzz his recent leaks from the tape have garnered. "IHTHM2" is a 19-track opus telling the story of one man's struggle to come up in the game and his views on life in general. It has few features; Murs, Manny Fresh, Mickey Factz Mac, but they are meaningful ones.

Today's leak from the tape is "It's My Turn" and as the name suggests, Dee-1 has a sense of entitlement based on the hard work these past few years have demanded of him. The video can be expected a week or so before "IHTHM2" drops.

Also in the pipeline for Dee-1 are several showcases at this year's SXSW Festival and a slot on Murs' 'Paid Dues' Festival on April 2nd. He will also be doing a full week of media in NYC from 2/28-3/4 in support of the tape. With luck, we will soon be able to announce his official signing to the afore-non-mentioned major label as well. Stranger things have happened.......stay tuned.


"It's My Turn" -


1. Proud of Me

2. It's My Turn

3. Ride Wit Me

4. Jay, 50, and Weezy

5. Uncle Tom

6. I'm on it

7. Lemme Hold That

8. Survival Music

9. Ridin by Myself (ft. Murs)

10. Hold Me Back

11. The One That Got Away (ft. Mannie Fresh)

12. Blue

13. The Dog in Me

14. Great (ft. Mickey Factz)

15. Numb

16. Armageddon (Mac ft. Dee-1)

17. Keep it Movin

18. Bye to the Broke Days

19. Writer's Block

Video: IamOmni - "All Over"

From Dunn Deal PR:

Video: IamOmni - "All Over"

The first single from CRY AMERICA, the new album from the West Coast's best kept secret IamOmni, produced fully by UK trip-hop pioneer TRICKY. Directed by Mark Yamamoto. Omni's previous albums include collaborations with Fatlip of Tha Pharcyde, Aceyalone and Mikah Nine of Freestyle Fellowship, WildChild of the Lootpack. IamOmni’s self-titled album is available May 3rd, exclusively at
Says Omni of working with Tricky:
"Working with Tricky has been nothing short of an amazing experience, I worked with him in the past on material and for lightening to strike twice and me being able to do a complete project with him is mindblowing. I am forever in his debt."
Video: 8 Bit Duane - "Millipede"

Video: 8 Bit Duane - "Millipede"

Video: Wax - "Stalkin' Ya Mom"

Video: Wax - "Stalkin' Ya Mom"

Video: Playing For Change Covers Bob Marley's "Redemption Song"

Video: Playing For Change Covers Bob Marley's "Redemption Song"

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