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Video - 4-Ize f/ Senor Kaos "Classic Example"

From Senor Kaos:

Video - 4-Ize f/ Senor Kaos "Classic Example"

R.I.P. Killa Sha

We learned from HipHopDX today that Killa Sha passed away due to complications from diabetes. Our condolences to his family and friends. Sha was a long-time collaborator with Tragedy Khadafi, an integral member of the Juice Crew affiliates The Super Kids and had recently been working on a new project with Large Professor of Main Source fame. You can see/hear a music video from Large Pro featuring Killa Sha below.

Haiti Benefit @ The Vessel Tonight with Rob Garza & J Boogie

From Terrorbird Media:

Thievery Corporation's Rob Garza and J Boogie of OM Records performing at Vessel SF on Monday, January 18th

Terrorbird Media + the Vessel SF join together for "Rebound" a Haiti disaster relief project by SF nightlife and music

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- "Rebound" will be featuring Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation on Monday, January 18th from 7-11pm at Vessel. As part of an artist duo that sells out arenas of thousands of fans anywhere in the world, Rob Garza has chosen to share his talents and perform for the San Francisco audience in efforts to raise as much money for the World Food Programme .

J Boogie from OM Records and other artists from the bay area will be joining Garza and as a combination this event is destined to be a huge success and raise thousands to feed the disaster stricken community in Port-au-Prince.  Donations at the door and from the bar will go directly to the World Food Programme.

The event is hosted by Vessel , OM Records , Nitevibe , Terrorbird Media and Burners without Borders . Food will also be provided with the help of Oola Restaurant and Bar.

B.G. Says Chopper City Boyz Are Done; Confirms Boosie Album

From DJ Smallz:

Southern Smoke TV Catches a wasted B.G. confirming the Lil' Boosie Collabo Album and Gar announces that there is no more "Chopper City Boyz"

Dillon & Paten Locke "Hot Mess" Video

Domination Recordings sent over this Dillon & Paten Locke "Hot Mess" video, made with a little help from the Fat Albert Gang!

Wyclef Jean's Personal Statement on Accusations Against Yele Haiti

Wyclef Jean endorses donating to every charity working in Haiti while defending Yele Haiti against false and slanderous accusations in the YouTube video below.

Duck Down iTunes Sales Donated To Haiti Relief Efforts

From Duck Down:

Duck Down iTunes Sales Donated to Yele for the Haiti Relief Effort
Starting January 16th at 12:00AM, for a 24 hour period

Starting January 16th at 12:00AM, for a 24 hour period, Duck Down's complete iTunes Catalog sales will be donated to Yele to assist in the relief effort occurring in Haiti after the devastating earthquake struck on Tuesday, January 12th.

When a consumer purchases either full album downloads or singles, Duck Down will donate the proceeds. 

Participating Artists Music includes: SEAN PRICE, KRS-ONE & BUCKSHOT, B-REAL OF CYPRESS HILL, KIDZ IN THE HALL, 9TH WONDER, SKYZOO, MARCO POLO, TORAE, RUSTE JUXX, BOOT CAMP CLIK, SMIF N WESSUN, HELTAH SKELTAH, BLACK MOON, GENERAL STEELE, BLUE SCHOLARS, & DJ REVOLUTION. Fans can search for these artists' catalog at iTunes and donate to the Haiti relief effort by purchasing the music.

For more information on YELE and how you can make a donation today visit: and .

Trends New Music Video - "Will You"

Hey what's up how are you. It's your boy Trends. I'm sending you my new music video "Will You". Please post this to your site when you get a chance it would be greatly appreciated.
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K-Murdock - "AMOASTT" in TMM's Top 5 Albums of 2K9

From K-Murdock:

My SUBSONiQ co-host KB sent me a link to this fresh blog called "The Marketing Muse", which chose Panacea's "A Mind On A Ship Through Time" as 1 of its "Top 5" albums of 2009!  The ironic thing is "A Mind On A Ship... " dropped October of 2k8 but we're not complaining, just humbled (that somebody is listening).  The other 4 picks are just as interesting, so check out the link!



IM 2010 Release Schedule f/ A-Plus, Canibus, Von Pea & More

From Audible Treats:

Interdependent Media Announces 2010 Release Schedule      01.15.2010
Bay Area Label To Release New Work From Donwill, TRUTHLiVE, Canibus, Von Pea, A-Plus, And More

(January 15, 2010 - Brooklyn, NY) 2009 already seems like a distant memory, and with the new year comes the promise of new music. Looking to fulfill all your musical needs in 2010 is Interdependent Media, who are set to raise the bar with upcoming releases from newcomer and celebrated artists alike, including TRUTHLiVE, Canibus, Donwill, Von Pea, A-Plus, and others.

Interdependent Media (iM) is coming off a highly successful year, as projects by both Tanya Morgan and hip-hop rookie of year Finale found their way into dozens of high profile Best of 2009 lists. Not content to rest on their laurels, iM is ready to keep making moves and, according to Dominic Del Bene, General Manager and A&R at iM, is looking forward to breaking new artists and "staying ahead of the curve as the music business continues to evolve" in 2010.

iM's first musical move will come courtesy of Donwill, who will be channeling his inner John Cusack as he releases Don Cusack: In High Fidelity on March 23rd, an album inspired by its celebrated celluloid namesake. Following Donwill will be exciting newcomer, and founder of Interdependent Media, TRUTHLiVE, who brings his lyrical acrobatics to his debut album Patience, produced entirely by Jake One, out on April 20th. Early 2010 will also mark the triumphant return of veteran verse slayer, Canibus as iM readies the spring release of The C Of Tranquility. Bay Area native Moe Green continues the melodious movement with a summer release of his debut album, while Von Pea of Tanya Morgan fame looks to keep things fresh with his solo debut dropping in the fall.

2010 will also see releases from Hieroglyphics' crew member A-Plus, who, in addition to unveiling his sophomore album this year, will also be collaborating with the perennially dope Del The Funky Homosapien on L.E.D.. The spirit of sonic teamwork continues, as iM plans to join forces with fellow Bay Area powerhouse-on-the-rise MYX Music Label to release a project by The Burnerz, an alliance made up of Zumbi of Zion I and producer The ARE, formerly of K-Otix. The year may yet be young, but with this extensive offering of releases, Interdependent Media promises to make 2010 a banner year in hip-hop.

About Interdependent Media:

Founded in 2006 in the Bay Area by Evan Phillips, Interdependent Media has built unique strengths in the development, production, and marketing of recorded music via new methods of marketing and promotion. Armed with a comprehensive understanding of both traditional and emerging methods of marketing, iM has successfully created multi-faceted methods of raising awareness and interest in their projects. Industry veterans Ian "ID" Davis and Dominic Del Bene head operations at iM and are credited with discovering and/or developing artists such as 9th Wonder, Little Brother, Tanya Morgan, Blackalicious, Del the Funky Homosapien, the Hieroglyphics and more. In 2010, iM will be releasing multi-media projects from artists A-Plus, Donwill, Von Pea, Moe Green, Canibus, TRUTHLiVE, and The Burnerz. For more information, please visit .

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