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Swollen Members Announce New Tour Dates & Release Free Mixtape

From James @ Kerosene:

Swollen Members Announce New Tour Dates & Release Free Madchild Mixtape Online

Swollen Members have announced more tour dates for their current headlining Canadian tour. The group is crisscrossing Canada throughout July and August, before Madchild competes at this year’s KOTD World Domination Rap Battle on August 5th, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario. Madchild of Swollen Members has also released his new mixtape "M.A.D.E. (Misguided Angel Destroys Everything)" online as a free digital download at .
Swollen Members’ will release “Monsters II”, on August 2nd, 2011 on Suburban Noize/Battle Axe Records. The album is the sequel to the group’s now classic album “Monsters In The Closet”, which was released in 2002 and is certified Gold in Canada. “Monsters II” is set to feature guest appearances by Dilated Peoples, Strong Arm Steady, Souls Of Mischief, and will also feature solo tracks by Madchild and Prevail. Swollen Members new video for the track "Bring Me Down" featuring Saigon can be viewed online at .
Madchild will unleash his debut solo album “Dope Sick” later this year on Suburban Noize/Battle Axe Records. The album was inspired by Madchild’s battle with oxycontin and his journey through the depths of drug addiction.
July 12 - Okotoks, AB @ Cahoots Bar & Grill
July 13 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
July 15 - Sylvan Lake, AB @ Chef Fransisco Pub & Grill
July 16 - Slave Lake , AB @ Jimmys Sports Bar
July 17 - Jasper, AB @ Horseshoe Club
July 21 - Saskatoon, Sk @ The Pat
July 23 - Brandon, MB @ The 40 /Trailswest
July 25 – Thunder Bay, ON @ The Roxy
July 27 - Sudbury, ON @ The Townhouse Tavern
July 29 - Orillia, ON @ Tux II
July 30 - Brantford, ON @ Club NV
Aug 01 - Belleville. ON @ Little Texas
Aug 03 - Toronto, ON @ The Rockpile
Aug 05 - Toronto, ON @ XS Nightclub - World Domination Rap Battle *** MADCHILD ONLY
Aug 06 - Collingwood, ON @ Rusty"s at Blue Mountain Resort
Aug 07 - Collingwood, ON @ Wakestock Wakeboarding Series at Millennium Park

PR: Your Favorite Eyedea Lyric on a Picnic Table

From Crushkill Recordings:

PR: Your Favorite Eyedea Lyric on a Picnic Table

As part of the dedication ceremony for Micheal “Eyedea” Larsen coming up on October 16th, 2011 we wanted to ask you, the fans, to suggest a concise lyric (a few lines, not an entire verse/paragraph) to appear on the plaque of the picnic table in Cherokee Park (St. Paul, MN) which will be dedicated in his name. After we have a list of choices, we will create an online poll with the top 5-10 lyrics, then let you vote on which one will actually appear on the plaque.

Post your lyric as a comment on this post before July 19th for consideration.

EP Release: Zero Star - 72 Dolphins

From Wanja Large:

EP Release: Zero Star - 72 Dolphins

The feeling you got when you first heard Show and AG's classic track "Next Level," is the same exact feeling Columbus, Ohio's Zero Star hopes to give listeners on his new project "Don't Look Now!"  Zero Star takes an unconventional approach, in a conventional rap world, while an unknown but extremely talented producer by the name of J Maggz provides the backdrop.  The man who claims to be from "The Rewind Era," gives plenty of rewind moments through this 8 song EP.  With raps by the hundreds Zero takes listeners on a fast paced journey of emotional highs, whether it's his motivational undefeated slogan "72 Dolphins," or the infectious bounciness of "#1 With a Bullet."  Zero is out to make certain his name will soon be mentioned alongside your favorite underground emcees.

Check out the lead single "72' Dolphins" below along with the stream and purchase link of "Don't look now". 

Video "72' Dolphins"

zero star - 72 dolphins 

 Stream / Purchase "Don't look now":

 Free Download "72' Dolphins" (mp3):

     Zero Star - 72' Dolphins (clean)    

Video: Lloyd Speaks on White Rappers Using "N" Word

Video: Lloyd Speaks on White Rappers Using "N" Word

Video: Murs Cuts His Dreads Off

From Dunn Deal PR:

Video: Murs Cuts His Dreads Off

Cali rap pioneer Murs recently spent a few weeks on the East Coast recording with Ski Beatz, the producer behind legendary tracks for Jay-Z, Mos Def, Curren$y, Jay Electronica and many more. He's now back on the West Coast, without his trademark dreadlocks, but with a new album: Love & Rockets, Volume 1: The Transformation, set to drop this fall on Dame Dash's DD172/BLUROC labels in conjunction with a sixty-day tour alongside Tabi Bonney, McKenzie Eddy, Sean O Connell and Dash. In this video clip, Murs walks into Frank's Chop Shop in NYC and emerges a few pounds lighter...

more photos and info at the new .

PR: Mickey Avalon Announces New Tour Dates

From Regime Management:

Mickey Avalon Announces New Tour Dates

Mickey Avalon’s video for the song "Stroke Me" has leaked online at . The video was leaked by fans eager to share the clip with Avalon’s fanbase, after the song was recently heard in the trailers for the Cameron Diaz film 'Bad Teacher'.
"I never thought this video would ever come out, but thanks to my fans here it is,” commented Mickey. “Special thanks, to whoever leaked it out."
Jul 14 – Toronto, ON @ Century Room
Jul 15 – Ottawa, ON @ Babylon
Jul 16 - Montreal, QB @ Bains Douches
Jul 28 - San Antonio, TX @ @ Backstage Live
Jul 29 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
Jul 30 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
Jul 31 – Austin, TX @ Emo's
Aug 07 - Santa Ana CA @ Galaxy Theatre
Aug 20 - West Hollywood, CA @ Viper Room
Aug 26 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Peabody's Night Club
Sep 03 – Irvine, CA @ Hidden Valley
Sep 22 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
Sep 23 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch
Sep 24 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre
Oct 07 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Oct 20 – Arcata, CA @ Arcata Theater
Oct 21 – Chico, CA @ El Rey Theatre
Oct 22 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
Nov 09 – Victoria, BC @ Club 9ONE9
Nov 10 – Nanaimo, BC @ Spice Lounge
Nov 11 - Campbell River, BC @ Paramount Music Hall
Nov 12 – Vancouver, BC @ Gossip Nightclub
Dec 30 – Honolulu, HI @ Blaisdell Arena

Video: Maino Searches for Gozilla in Japan

From Chris @ E1:

Video: Maino Searches for Gozilla in Japan

PR: Trae Tha Truth #9 on iTunes in Only One Day

From Nancy B:

PR: Trae Tha Truth #9 on iTunes in Only One Day

Houston, TX - Three years of waiting is over and Trae Tha Truth's new album, "Street King", which dropped yesterday is currently #9 on the iTunes Rap Chart .

You can listen to a stream of the album courtesy of AOL Music here -

You can read XXL Magazine's "XL" review of "Street King" here -

The cameos are a who's who and include Lupe Fiasco, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Big Boi, Jadakiss and Wyclef. These are real features though, not just bought and paid for the name value additions. That's the privilege of being a street king.

Next up for Trae is Trae Day, on July 22nd, in celebration of having been awarded his own day by proclamation of then-mayor, Bill White. The event will be live-streamed via

This will be a free community event aiming to provide the under served with the things they need to go back to school; something Trae has done annually since being awarded this honor.

Follow us on Twitter via @TraeABN and @RapPublicist.

Video/MP3: Kevin Pistol f/ Snoop Dogg - "Give it Up 4 the West"

From J. Melo:

Video/MP3: Kevin Pistol f/ Snoop Dogg, Young J.R. - "Give it Up 4 the West"

Artist: Kevin Pistol
Featuring: Snoop Dogg & Young JR
Song/video:Give It Up 4 The West
Album: iThoughts
Song Producer: Mo Heat
Record Label: Hustlin Flow Music Group

Video: Maino f/ Roscoe Dash - "Let It Fly" (Behind the Scenes)

From Chris @ E1 Music:

Video: Maino f/ Roscoe Dash - "Let It Fly" (Behind the Scenes)

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