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Big B Releases New Single 'For Tonight' feat. Scott Russo

From Kerosene Media:

Big B Releases New Single 'For Tonight' featuring Unwritten Law's Scott Russo Online

Big B has released his new single "For Tonight" featuring Unwritten Law's Scott Russo online at The track is the second single from Big B’s new album, “Good Times & Bad Advice”, which also features collaborations with Everlast, Cisco Adler (Shwayze, Whitestarr), Glasses Malone, and Pepper.
BIG B has become known for his raw and honest style, blending together elements of hip-hop, alternative rock, country and even a laid-back reggae vibe. His new album ‘Good Times & Bad Advice’ will captivate fans of such diverse artists as Eminem to Sublime and Unwritten Law to Willie Nelson. Fans can check out Big B’s new video for the song “Before I Leave This Place” featuring Everlast online at .
Big B will join the Kottonmouth Kings and La Coka Nostra’s Slaine on the second leg of the Party Monsters Tour beginning November 13th in Hollywood, CA at The Key Club.
Nov 13 - West Hollywood, CA  @ The Key Club
Nov 16 - Chico, CA  @ Senator Theater
Nov 17 - Portland, OR  @ Wonder Ballroom
Nov 18 - Seattle, WA  @ The Showbox
Nov 19 - Spokane, WA  @ Knitting Factory Spokane
Nov 20 - Boise, ID  @ Knitting Factory Boise
Nov 21 - Missoula, MT  @ Wilma Theater
Nov 23 - Englewood, CO  @ Gothic Theatre
Nov 24 - Salt Lake City, UT  @ In The Venue
Nov 26 - Las Vegas, NV  @ House of Blues Las Vegas
Nov 27 - Reno, NV  @ Knitting Factory
Dec 9 - Bakersfield, CA  @ The Dome
Dec 10 - San Francisco, CA  @ Slims
Dec 11 - Modesto, CA  @ Fat Cat Music House & Lounge
Dec 16 - San Diego, CA  @ House of Blues San Diego
Dec 17 - Anaheim, CA  @ Grove of Anaheim
Dec 18 - Tempe, AZ  @ Marquee Theatre
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Video: Eternia Debuts In 'QUEENS CHRONICLES'

From Sav One:

Video: Eternia Debuts In 'QUEENS CHRONICLES'

MP3: DaVinci, Roach Gigz, San Quinn, Big Rich & Cellski - "Black & Orange" SF Remix

From Audible Treats:

MP3: DaVinci, Roach Gigz, San Quinn, Big Rich & Cellski - "Black & Orange" SF Remix

Bay Area Emcees Come Out In Support Of Hometown Team On New Remix Track

The Song:

Baseball is not a sport often discussed in the rap game. It's true that there are exceptions, especially when it comes to the New York Yankees, but most other MLB teams tend to be overlooked by emcees in favor of football and basketball references. KMEL's DJ Amen and Distortion 2 Static's own Prince Aries are out to reconcile this issue with "Black & Orange," a tribute to the San Francisco Giants, their favorite ball club. They've enlisted the help of a few notable locals with the track as well, including San Quinn, Big Rich, Cellski, DaVinci and Roach Gigz.

The song is a remix of Wiz Kahifa's new single "Black & Yellow" and its four minutes gives each artist the chance to show off their skills and rep their home town and home team. San Quinn, Big Rich and Cellski are all long-established figures in the Bay Area scene and to see them rap alongside newer up-and-comers accurately portrays San Francisco to be the hip-hop hotbed that it is. Such a song could not come at a more appropriate time, as the Giants are one win away from moving on to this year's World Series. As if San Francisco wasn't already fired up, this provides fans with the anthem to root their team.

Download "Black & Orange" here: .

Also, make sure to check out "A Day in the Life of DaVinci" over on XLR8R and come see him TONIGHT at the Audible Treats 2010 CMJ Showcase. Details below:

XLR8R's "A Day in the Life of DaVinci": .

Audible Treats' CMJ Showcase 2010:
When: Thursday, October 21, 2010
What:Audible Treats CMJ 2010 Showcase featuring Black Sheep, Nottz, Diamond District, Big Pooh + Hall of Justus, Chip Fu, Rah Digga, Von Pea, Moe Green, DaVinci, and The Left
Where: Sullivan Hall @ 214 Sullivan St., NYC

Doors open at 7PM, show starts at 7:30PM
18 Years Old and Up
Tix: $10 advance / $15 day of.
Tickets are available at: .

The Background:

The Fillmore District has bred more rappers per capita than any other district in San Francisco, and although the older generations recall its rich musical history rooted in Jazz, the Fillmore today is rife with drugs, turf wars, and mass gentrification. DaVinci, a young MC raised in the Fillmore, is a prime example of the duality of this area, who at the age of 13 was homeless, hungry, and hopeful for a way out. Explains DaVinci, "My music has everything to do with my environment: from robbing, killing, pimpin' to selling and abusing drugs," he explains about his heavy content. "It's a direct reflection of what my friends and family have been through and are still going through." While his story is similar to many other young rappers’ upbringings, DaVinci was surrounded by an incredible pool of Fillmore talent and by studying with the greats, he was able to sharpen his skills and aim higher than most, cultivating his story-telling abilities beyond mere drug-and-gun-talk. Growing up in the same 10-block radius as Bay Area rap legends San Quinn and JT the Bigga Figga, DaVinci was content in merely watching the next generation follow in their footsteps, until he received overwhelming praise from his peers from a mixtape appearance, which then prompted him to pursue rap professionally. In 2006, San Quinn welcomed him onto the "Pressure Makes Diamonds Tour" with rap veterans Xzibit and Tech N9ne. Since the tour, DaVinci has kept busy appearing on numerous mixtapes and compilations, as well as preparing his official debut album, The Day The Turf Stood Still. The Day The Turf Stood Still is available now via SWTBRDS Creative Collective.

Tommy Boy & S.O.B Present Only Built for Digital Links f/ Ameer

From Junior Jiminez:

Tommy Boy & S.O.B Present Only Built for Digital Links f/ Ameer

“Only Built for Digital Links” release party will be held at SOB’s in Manhattan on Tuesday, Nov 02, 2010 9:00 PM EDT (7:00 PM Doors).  The event will feature performances by Ameer, The Heatmakerz, Scram Jones, with special guest AZ, and many more.

Video: Haze (Eurogang) - "I Put In"

From 7Thirty Online:

Video: Haze (Eurogang) - "I Put In"

Video: Bei Maejor Likes His Women Upside Down

From DJ Smallz:

Video: Bei Maejor Likes His Women Upside Down

Bei Maejor (Jive Records) Likes His Women Upside Down from DJ Smallz.

PR: West Coast Rapper T-Reezy Gears Up For "Non-Fiction" EP

From Yo! PR:

West Coast Rapper T-Reezy Gears Up For "Non-Fiction" EP

AUDIO:  T-Reezy - Stay Tuned .

Sawcy Music Group is proud to announce the upcoming release of "Non-Fiction" from West Coast rapper T-Reezy on October 26, 2010. The EP will be available via iTunes.

T-Reezy, a Bay Area native, born and raised in Richmond, CA, is lyrical-minded on the mic by expressing his inner thoughts and feelings but also provides heavy-hitting club anthems at the same time.

The rapper's awaited "Non-Fiction" EP is 16 tracks deep and strictly focuses on T-Reezy himself with keeping collaborations to a minimum, except the JT The Bigga Figga joint "New YRS Resolution". The EP is spearheaded by the hit singles "Talk Of The Town" and "The 80's", which have been well received among Hip-Hop fans and critics.

When asked about the concept for "Non-Fiction", T-Reezy explains: "I came up with the concept of the EP from books. When a book gets titled 'Non-Fiction', it tells the true story! Everything I rap about in my songs are real life experiences, things I’ve been through…all the trials and tribulations!"

T-Reezy will officially release his "Non-Fiction" EP on October 26, 2010 via Sawcy Music Group.

To connect with T-Reezy, please visit his Reverbnation page at or follow him on Twitter at .

VIDEO: T-Reezy - Stay Tuned .

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Video: Beeda Weeda - "Hella Shit/Top Boyz"

From Audible Treats:

Video: Beeda Weeda - "Hella Shit/Top Boyz"

PR: Pigeon John Joins DJ Shadow Tour as Main Support

From 'Stache Media:

Pigeon John Joins DJ Shadow Tour as Main Support

Pigeon John signs on as the main support for DJ Shadow's North American tour kicking off on October 25th in Vancouver, BC at the Commodore Ballroom. Known for his wildly energetic performances, Pigeon John, deemed "a showman in the tradition of Cab Calloway and August Darnell" by the Los Angeles Times, will continue rocking out crowds on the road with DJ Shadow following a run of headlining dates on the West Coast and through the Midwest. The Los Angeles-based indie rapper released his most recent album Dragon Slayer last week, with lead single "The Bomb" featured in the new national Volkswagen Jetta commercial.

Check out this intimate performance of "Davey Rockit" from MyNinja Loft, and catch Pigeon John with DJ Shadow live on tour this fall.

Pigeon John Tour Dates

The Dragon Slayer Tour

Oct 22 Fri Colorado Springs CO @ The Black Sheep
Oct 23 Sat Durango CO @ The Abbey Theater
DJ Shadow & Pigeon John Fall 2010 Tour

Oct 25 Mon Vancouver BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Oct 26 Tue Seattle WA @ Showbox at the Market
Oct 27 Wed Portland OR @ Roseland Theatre
Oct 30 Sat Las Vegas NV @ House of Blues
Oct 31 Sun Los Angeles CA @ House of Blues
Nov 1 Mon Anaheim CA House of Blues
Nov 3 Wed Albuquerque NM @ Sunshine Theater
Nov 5 Fri Dallas TX @ House of Blues
Nov 6 Sat Houston TX @ House of Blues
Nov 7 Sun New Orleans LA @ House of Blues
Nov 9 Tue Atlanta GA @ Loft at Center Stage
Nov 11 Thu Baltimore MD @ Rams Head Live
Nov 12 Fri Toronto ONT @ The Phoenix
Nov 13 Sat Montreal QUE @ Club Soda
Nov 14 Sun Boston MA @ House of Blues
Nov 15 Mon NYC @ Irving Plaza
Nov 18 Thu Cleveland OH @ House of Blues
Nov 19 Fri Chicago IL @ Park West
Nov 21 Sun Denver CO @ Ogden Theater
Nov 23 Tue Salt Lake City UT @ The Depot

"Charisma is one of (Pigeon John's) greatest assets, in part because he can blend humor into lyrics." ~ All Music

"Pigeon John's sound reflects that of hip-hop greats such as De La Soul and The Pharcyde."


"Dragon Slayer is even more energetic than his previous albums and his witty lyrics are at their most introspective." ~ Filter Magazine

"John is the constantly self-effacing artist, mocking himself for being unconventional and fitting comfortably into rap stereotypes, while simultaneously making some of hip-hop's most interesting songs in the process." ~ Rap Reviews

"Pigeon John has made a name for himself as one of hip hop's most consistently outstanding live performers." ~ URB

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Twitter/ @dothepigeon | .
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The Over-21 Effect

I turned 32 last week. To most people, I would still be considered relatively young, but if you’re in hip-hop, or if you’re a running back, 32 is downright aged. This started me thinking about one of the great ironies of hip-hop.

Hip-hop is a youth culture. Its progenitors and its main audience have almost always been young. But the best hip-hop is found in places where kids can’t go. Independent artists almost always perform in bars and clubs. Artists who are trying to develop an audience are relegated to venues where the majority of the audience they’re trying to reach can’t get in.

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