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PR: GhettoPhysics: Will the Real Pimps and Ho's Please Stand Up!

From IBI:

GhettoPhysics: Will the Real Pimps and Ho's Please Stand Up!

GhettoPhysics is surely a one of a kind film that broadens the outlook on the modern world and breaks it down to the simplest of relationships, all the while encouraging us to question the system we are a part of. Part documentary, part drama, this film is surely one you cannot afford to miss.

The directing team behind GhettoPhysics is William H. Arntz, producer and co-director of the smash box office success What the Bleep Do We (K)now!?, and E. Raymond Brown, author of the critically acclaimed book, Will The Real Pimps and Hos Please Stand Up.

Follow GhettoPhysics on Facebook by visiting the official page: .

GhettoPhysics will be released in select theaters on October 8th in Atlanta, Detroit, Oakland, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. October 22nd the release will expand to select theaters in New York and Los Angeles. Check out the official GhettoPhysics site for full theater listings and details - .

Official Synopsis:

GhettoPhysics: Will the Real Pimps and Ho’s Please Stand Up! examines the interplay between Pimps and Ho’s and how that dynamic is the simplest expression of how power is wielded in the world. The film utilizes documentary footage, animation, satire and dramatization to illustrate examples culled from the Hood to Wall Street - be the players real-life pimps or corporate executives repeating the same power dynamics. The film includes interviews with notable entertainers and thinkers, such as Dr. Cornel West, Ice-T, KRS-One, Too Short, John Perkins, Cynthia McKinney, William H. Arntz (co-director) and Norman Lear. Of course, it also includes a colorful contingent of street characters, with names such as Filmore Slim, Hook da Crook, Mac Breed and Lo Da Show.

MP3: The Niceguys "Good Shepherd" + Track Listing For The Show

From Audible Treats:

MP3: The Niceguys "Good Shepherd" + Track Listing For The Show

Houston's Own The Niceguys Release Latest Song From The Show, Unveil Album Track Listing

The Song:

With their aptly titled new release "Good Shepherd", The Niceguys showoff their musical prowess as they literally and figuratively prove themselves as leaders in the scene of burgeoning young hip-hop artists. With witty and discerning lyrics, Yves Saint, rapper and one-fourth of the Houston-based group, alludes to his pioneering position among the flock of less talented rappers with clever lyrics. "I never sheared ya brother/ And covered your face, appears that I love ya," raps Yves, remarking that the lyric holds special meaning in context to the song's title. "The subtleties are important here. It's saying that as sheep I will not pull the wool over your eyes, but still look at you as equals who's intelligence I will not insult."

For Yves, the song is somewhat a fulfillment of unforeseen prophecy. "I didn't know I was going to be a rapper," says Yves, while likening his position to that of a benevolent leader. "I never had the same agenda as others. I realized this was a gift, and this is me responding dutifully as 'The Good Shepherd''. While Yves does admit, "Leaders aren't always going to be perfect", his skills on display are unsurpassed and prove that, "The best leaders are often not the ones looking for the job."

The Niceguys' debut album, The Show, will be available September 28th via 265 Pro/The Pi Group

Check out the "The Good Shepherd" here: .

1. The Show ft. Lee Lonn Walker
2. Toast
3. The Good Shepherd
4.Things Ain't The Same ft. Nick Grier, Steve Bingham, James Kelley
5. Die Later
6. It's Like That
7. Somebody ft. Lee Lonn Walker
8. Members Only
9. Mr. Perfect
10. On This Road ft. Steve Bigham
11. Contraverses
12. Cave ft. Nick Grier
13. Victory Lap
14. Curtains ft. Jack Freeman

PR: Gyptian's "Nah Let Go" Debuts on BET's 106 & Park Thursday

From VP Records:

Gyptian's "Nah Let Go" Debuts on BET's 106 & Park - Thursday

September 15, 2010


(VP RECORDS, NEW YORK)  - Still enjoying the growing success of his breakout international hit, "Hold You," reggae star Gyptian's follow-up new single, "Nah Let Go," is another crowd pleaser. The video for the new single debuts on the #1 most-watched music countdown show in the world, BET's 106 & Park, as the coveted "New Joint" on Thursday, September 16, 2010.

"Nah Let Go" is the second single from Gyptian's third album, Hold You, released by VP Records in July 2010. The tropical-flavored romantic ballad was just added into rotation on urban radio authority, HOT97 WQHT, in New York.

The video was shot in Gyptian's homeland of Jamaica, and depicts Gyptian on a rendezvous with his lady love, while lush landscapes of the island countryside provide the perfect backdrop. It was shot by famed Jamaican film and music video director, Rass Kassa. The video is also currently in rotation on MTV Jams, MTVU, Music Choice and MuchVibe in Canada.

106 & Park airs on BET from 6pm to 8pm EST. Log on to for further viewing details and to vote the video into the countdown. For more information on Gyptian, visit his artist profile at .

PR: A3C Announces Sixth Annual Hip-Hop Festival

From Audible Treats:

A3C Announces Sixth Annual Hip-Hop Festival

Hip-Hop's Only Multi-Day Festival Announces Exciting Developments For 2010, Details New Showcases

(September 15, 2010 – Brooklyn, NY) A3C is excited to announce their sixth annual Hip-Hop Festival. The three-day two-night event will kick off Thursday, October 7, ending Saturday, October 9th. The event will be centered around legendary music complex The Masquerade on North Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature headline performances from artists including Erik Sermon and DJ Scratch, Camp Lo, Rhymefest, and more, including a number of A-list artists still to be announced.

Building upon the success of the festival last year and in years prior, A3C will use the 2010 festival to provide their first ever outdoor showcase – creating a block-party experience for festival goers – while also providing a centralized location that will allow for the expansion of the festival's educational component, including equipment demonstrations and panel discussions. 2009 Panels included discussions of "Women In Hip-Hop," as well as a lecture from Professor Griff of Public Enemy, and 2010 looks to boast much of the same in education and entertainment.

The Masquerade music complex will enable these improvements, while providing great access to a number of venues within walking distance as well as increased overall festival capacity across multiple stages and venues. "The multi-level Masquerade not only offers three, perfect-sized listening rooms for various A3C day and evening content," explains A3C Festival founder Brian Knott, "but also has a vast outdoor concert lawn for which A3C has planned a number of events to capitalize on Atlanta’s amazing fall weather.”

Most recently, A3C has announced two new showcases curated by and Quality Control Marketing. The Quality Control showcase, hosted by Lyrics Born, will take place Friday, October 8th and feature Bay Area artists Mistah FAB, The Jacka, Crowne Royale (Buff1 and DJ Rhettmatic), Erk Tha Jerk, DaVinci, Moe Green, Truthlive, J. Pinder, and Illmaculate. The showcase will be on the festival's final day, Saturday, October 9th and feature headliner CunninLynguists along with performances from 1982 (Statik Selektah and Termanology), Reks, PackFM, Sha Stimuli, Playboy Tre, Lessondary, Hollyweerd, Sean Faylon, Aleon Craft, Soul Khan, and Torae. co-founder, Meka, will provide additional music for the showcase.

As October 7th approaches, exciting new developments will be announced regularly, including information on showcases, panels, workshops, and artist updates. For more information, or to become involved with A3C as an artist, partner, sponsor, or volunteer, please visit .

Check out this A3c promo vid: .
Interview with A3C found Brian Knott: .

PR: Skillz to Release "The World Needs More Skillz" on 10/25

From Gio at Koch/E1 Entertainment:

September 15, 2010


(New York, NY) -- Venerable Richmond, Virginia rapper Skillz will release his new album, The World Needs More Skillz (Big Kidz Entertainment /Entertainment One Music), on October 25th, 2010.

The World Needs More Skillz, a musically-rich work that maintains Skillz’ originalist style while breaking new sonic ground, is his follow-up to 2008’ The Million Dollar Backpack, which received critical acclaim throughout the hip hop world. Two singles have already shipped to radio: “Call My Crazy,” features Raheem DeVaughn and “Regular Guy.”

Skillz is known for his ghostwriting and freestyle talents, and his year-end “Rap Up” songs. His “Rap Up” tracks, a holiday tradition for eight years, shows Skillz creating hip hop tracks summing up the prior year, as only Skillz can do.

Skillz has been working nonstop on new songs, narrowing down some 200 tracks for The World Needs More Skillz. “I don’t cover any of the same topics as before,” he says. “I’m working with producers who are experimenting with new techniques. It’s just a refreshing sound.” Lead single “Call Me Crazy,” seeks to demonstrate that chivalry is not dead, while the Bilal collaboration “Wants and Needs,” breaks down the struggle between our necessities and our desires. Skillz’s object was to refine his style into something even more musical and compelling. “When I rap, I want it to sound like someone is playing another instrument,” he says.

For more information, go to and

About Entertainment One

Entertainment One (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content.  The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.  Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, kids programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 20,000 film and television titles, 2,400 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.

Video: J-Dawg - "Still Trippin'"

From Chris at Koch/E1 Entertainment:

Video: J-Dawg - "Still Trippin'"

PR: Kabajank (Ancient Astronauts) Debuts With "Tree Of Mystery"

From Justin Kleinfeld:

Kabajank (Ancient Astronauts) – Debuts With "Tree Of Mystery"

Free download of CD track “Don’t Worry”:'t-Worry.mp3 .

Kabanjak is one half of the block-rockin’ German hip-hop production and DJ duo Ancient Astronauts, and ESL Music’s newest unique artist signing. With a deep passion for music dating back to a childhood fixated on watching faded footage of Jimi Hendrix performing guitar pyrotechnics, Kabanjak has spent decades honing his skills as a musician, producer, remixer, and DJ. Now he is ready to present his own musical vision with his debut solo album

Tree of Mystery!

Kabanjak not only tackles much of Tree of Mystery’s live instrumentation, including guitars, bass, keys, kalimba, flute, and melodica but also teams up with various other vocal and instrumental talents: Steady collaborator Ulf Stricker provides snapping live drum rhythms, Canadian DMC champion and Juno Award winner DJ Brace provides cuts and scratches, poet Azeem (who also appeared on last years debut Ancient Astronauts album We Are To Answer) drops conscious rhymes, and Sitali (from Thievery Corporation’s live show) and Rykarda Parasol provide soulful incantations.

With its broad spectrum of haunting melodies, rough riddims, and solid arrangements, spanning from downbeat to hip-hop to dub reggae, Kabanjak lets Tree of Mystery dig its roots deep into the musical underground and grow its branches right up into the sky!

Tree Of Mystery is released November 2, 2010 on ESL Music


1. Lullaby of Leaves
2. Blind Lights
3. Evaflow
4. Don’t Worry (feat.Sitali)
5. High Priest
6. Follow the Storm
7. The Man Who Spoke Flames
8. Rhythm (feat. Azeem)
9. Rubicon
10. Baby, Don’t You Know? (feat. Rykarda Parasol)
11. I Don’t Want to Work Today
12. I Am a Tree

MP3: Donell Jones f/ Yung Joc - "Strip Club"

From Chris at Koch/E1 Entertainment:

MP3: Donell Jones f/ Yung Joc - "Strip Club"

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PR: Capleton & Romain Virgo Team Up For U.S. Tour

From VP Records:

Capleton & Romain Virgo Team Up For U.S. Tour

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

(VP RECORDS, NEW YORK) - VP Records recording artist Capleton gears up to fire his brand of reggae music to the masses across the U.S., and is taking label mate Romain Virgo and dancehall star Munga Honorable as opening acts for his headlining U.S. tour. The legendary reggae star and Virgo, a rising singing sensation, both released new albums this year, and now they are taking those new sounds to the fans. (See tour dates below).

Capleton, known to fans as the "Fireman," saw the release of his latest album, I-Ternal Fire, from VP Records in July 2010. Capleton is known for his fierce delivery of spiritual and socially-conscious lyrics, and this collection of work is no different.  Comprising of 15 tracks,  I-Ternal Fire offers the uncompromising declarations that have characterized Capleton's lyrics for the past two decades.

Romain Virgo, the reigning singing sensation from Jamaica, saw the release of his self-titled debut album in June 2010, also on the VP imprint. The talented singer/songwriter rose to fame after winning the 2007 Digicel Rising Star competition in Jamaica. He provides smooth vocals and heartfelt lyrics on this debut effort, in addition to penning all 15 songs.

Capleton/Romain Virgo/Munga U.S. Tour Dates

Wed. Sep. 22
New Haven, CT
Toads Place

Thu. Sep. 23
Portland, ME

Fri. Sep. 24
Revere, MA
Club Lido

Sat. Sep. 25
Jamaica, NY

Sun. Sep. 26
Hartford, CT
West Indian Club

Tue. Sep. 28
New York, NY
B.B. Kings

Wed. Sep. 29

Fri. Oct. 1
Norfolk, VA
Norva Theater

Sat. Oct. 2
Philadelphia, PA
Felton Supper Club

Sun. Oct. 3
Albany, NY

Wed. Oct. 6
Raleigh, NC
Lincoln Theater

Thu. Oct. 7
Covington, KY
Madison Theater

Fri. Oct. 8
Columbus, OH
Alrosa Villa

Sat. Oct. 9
Chicago, IL
Kenetic Playground

Sun. Oct.10
St. Louis, MO
The Mansion

Tue. Oct.12

Thu. Oct.14
Sunshine Theater

Fri. Oct.15
Dallas, TX
Preet Pavilion

Sat. Oct.16
Houston, TX

Sun. Oct. 17
Austin, TX
Flamingo Cantina

Tue. Oct.19
Nashville, TN
Bentley House of Soul

Fri. Oct. 22
Stone Mountain, GA
Club Intrigue

MP3: Cali Swag District - "The Kickback"

From BF Blasts:

MP3: Cali Swag District - "The Kickback"

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