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Brown Bag AllStars - Last Day of Brown Bag Season

From J57:

Welcome to the final day of Brown Bag Season!

Brown Bag AllStars "The WorkHorse"
Produced by: The Audible Doctor

Hope you enjoyed yourself during Brown Bag Season - we REALLY appreciate all
the support you & Shake have shown us !

Fat Beats NY • J57 of the Brown Bag AllStars

"Rap Is Outta Control" w/ DJ Eclipse, D-Stroy & J57  • Sirius XM Radio • Hip Hop Nation Channel • Sunday Nights • 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Canibus & Keith Murray are "THE UNDERGODS"

From The Wonder TwinZ and Who Got Next:

Canibus & Keith Murray are "THE UNDERGODS"
Power. Passion. Poetics.

Hip-Hop is littered with emcees that use those three words as the blueprint for their style. But in reality, the list for the few who actually achieve it is painfully short. Rakim, KRS-One and Big Daddy Kane immediately jump out as emcees from an earlier era that best fused these three traits, joining Eminem, Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. from more recent times. You can make arguments about other artists, including but not limited to Chuck D and Mos Def as the most obvious, but there are two artists the mainstream will overlook every time.


Keith Murray and Canibus are emcees that define what it is to be underground hip-hop. Each has had a measure of commercial success, toured the world, sold hundreds of thousands of records and established their names to several generations of fans. But more than that, there is no doubting the credibility a 16 carries when it’s attached to their name and it’s made them recognized rap heavyweights for nearly 15 years. Respected for their raw lyrics, unique voices and grimy deliveries, the two have joined together in an era when mainstream hip-hop is dying and independent success is no longer measured by record sales. As The UnderGods, Keith Murray and Canibus are ready to bring their brand of Hip-Hop to a place it’s never been before.


One of hip-hop's most “beautifullest vocabulists,” there is no mystery about Keith Murray other than you never know what he’s going to say on a record. With a million-plus records sold, Murray comes into this project with the same pure, rhyme ingenuity he’s known for, an eccentric vocabulary, the sandpapery vocals people love and the original edge that endeared him to so many fans sharpened again. For those just jumping on board, Murray smacked Hip-Hop over the head with his Gold-certified debut “The Most Beautifullest Thing in This World.” Catapulted by the album’s dual smashes – the lead single title cut and its follow-up "Get Lifted" – Keith rapidly established himself as one of hip-hop's most distinctive voices under the sure-handed tutelage and guidance of fellow Def Squad lyrical sharpshooter, Redman, and producer extraordinaire, Erick Sermon.


Canibus came to Hip-Hop by a very different road, albeit a well-traveled one. Born in Jamaica, he called the islands home until he was 13, moving to the Bronx, NY first, then making stops in Washington D.C., Miami, England and Atlanta before eventually settling in New Jersey. With his love for technology in hand, he forayed into the corporate world during the days and quietly honed his craft at night until exploding onto the scene in Atlanta, when he and his partner Webb battled the entire Wu Tang Clan. With respect earned, Canibus parlayed his newly gained props into allegiances with The Lost Boyz, Wyclef, Jay-Z and LL Cool J. The later meeting developed into one of the best rap battles of the 90’s, pointing the spotlight for the first-time on Canibus and setting him up for a prolific run of albums, mixtapes and collaborations that endeared him to fans around the world. An early adopter of the Internet, Canibus’ fans have already begun buzzing about this project on message boards and sites around the web.


The UnderGods debut EP will drop digitally September 29th on Sound Records for $5.99 at, with a brand new, full-length album of 12-14 tracks coming in January. The duo’s new music has already hit the Internet with a few early leaks, and the anticipation is building. The projects will feature production from rap icon Erick Sermon of EPMD (Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Redman, Blackstreet), joined by a certified Who’s Who of a production team: Streetrunner (LL Cool J, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Slaughterhouse), Jake One (50 Cent, Brother Ali, De La Soul, M.O.P., Slug), Amadeus (50 Cent, Talib Kweli, member of Bad Boy’s Hitmen), Da Beatminerz (Eminem, Boot Camp Clik, KRS-One), Shuko and Gordo.

   1. The Undergods : "DIE BIG TIME"
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Ryu, Apathy & Scoop Offer "Uzi Does It" for $1 All Weekend


MySpace and Get Busy Committee Offer 'Uzi Does It' For $1 All Weekend

Former major-label rappers forge new ground with MySpace offering MySpace users an entire album for $1 the weekend before street date

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Los Angeles, CA (November 6, 2009) - If you've been paying attention you already know Ryu (Styles of Beyond), Apathy (East Coast powerhouse MC and solo artist), and Scoop Deville (in-demand producer for Snoop Dogg, Clipse, The Game, etc) have a new group called Get Busy Committee, and that their new record, 'Uzi Does It', comes out November 10th.  The album has been called "hip hop album of the year" by Mike Shinoda and has fans in everyone from Rob Dyrdek to Snoop Dogg.
MySpace is pleased to be able to offer a very special deal this weekend only, the entire 'Uzi Does It' album will be available for only $1 (!), exclusively via MySpace and in advance of it being available in other digital retailers!  Courtney Holt, President of MySpace Music said, "Get Busy Committee is a great example of how a band can creatively use the power of the MySpace platform to market their music and lifestyle, engaging a savvy music audience."
You can visit Get Busy Committee's MySpace profile to stream the album and buy for your iPod for just $1!

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Free streaming widgets, photos, and bio visit: . Please embed a streaming version of the album in any online piece.  

"Remember the first time you heard the first Guns n Roses record?  That's what this is like." - Apathy

"Uzi does it is the hip hop album of the year, it's no wonder GBC is making so much noise without the help of a major label." - Mike Shinoda, Linkin Park

"For real this album is so good." - Rob Dyrdek

"INgrooves is proud to be working with Get Busy Committee's fantastic new release that is sure to connect with legions of passionate music fans.  I am certain our various retail and promotional partners around the world will be eager to share it with their customers." - Robb McDaniels, President and CEO, INgrooves

"We're making sure we connect with anyone interested in Get Busy Committee, giving them incentive and simple ways to share with others, and allowing them to buy the music in unique, collectible, valuable formats which flow from the creativity of the artists." - Ian Rogers, CEO, Topspin

"Selling records is just like selling houses.  Or at least I hope it is." - Dutch Markgraf, Manager, Get Busy Committee
Game Pushes Back "The R.E.D. Album"

From UDub News: 

West coast rapper Game says his sessions with Dr. Dre are going so great that he's decided to push his album back to next year. In a message posted on his Twitter account Game wrote "Last night at the 'AFTERMATH HEADQUARTERS' was Classic ! Me, Stat Quo & Dre got it in all night. R.E.D. album's new release is 2/16/10 If for some reason the date changes I will holla at y'all. had to push it back so that me & Dre can wrap it up the right way !!!Aftermath. Community Service is "GARBAGE" !!! R.E.D. gotta track from RZA last night that was amazing..... now all i gotta do is KILL IT !!! aight. Headed to the headquarters to get it in.... 1 blood ! R.E.D."

Source: UDub News

Kanye Going Back To The Basics?

From UDub News: 

Kanye West may be going back to his roots creating a classic old school hip hop album. According to G.O.O.D. Music artist Mr. Hudson, Kanye is doing just fine working hard,  "He works 24 hours day but I'm not worried for him — he has the right people around him. And Kanye's getting back into rapping. He might make an old-school record on a tape deck, like the Beastie Boys used to do. Just a drum machine, ghetto blaster and a microphone."

Source: UDub News

Guess Who's Bizzack?!? Mia X!

From Todd Davis:


November 09th 2009 -- Rap-stress, Mia X, finally returns to the limelight after an over ten year absence!

Mia X, nee' Mia Young, was the very first female emcee inked to Master P's mid-nineties powerhouse imprint, No Limit Records. From 1995 to '98, Mia released three acclaimed solo albums; Good Girl Gone Bad, the gold certified Unlady Like, and her third and final effort, Mama Drama, before graciously bowing out of the rap game altogether.

Unfortunately, during her musical hiatus, Mia suffered several personal setbacks; primarily the unexpected and tragic passing of both her mother and father, as well as the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Suddenly, she was left to care for not only her own children, but also her youngest sister, Ashley, who thanks to Mia's undying love and support, recently graduated from L.S.U. Medical with honors.  

Although the self-proclaimed 'Unlady Like Diva' briefly returned in 2006 with "Verbal Assault," a track produced by Donald XL Robertson that appeared on the popular Southern Smoke mix-tape series, and a pair of songs on C-Murder's Screamin' 4 Vengeance in '08, no project ever materialized. Now, that is all about to change!

Mia X' highly anticipated, fourth studio LP, Betty Rocka Locksmith, which she is currently finishing up work on, is being introduced by its first two offerings; the radio ready, "1 Life 1 Love," which she'll be shooting a video for soon, and "Get Da Paper," an ode to eighties Hip-Hop.

Betty Rocka Locksmith is currently scheduled to be released in February 2010.

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Mia X is available for: Interviews, Show Bookings, Voice-overs, Songwriting, Features & Hooks, DJ Show Commercials, Event Hosting, Radio/TV Hosting, Acting & Commercials, and Public Speaking.

Ying Yang Twins Declare Their "Legendary Status"

From Tonia at The Orchard:

Ying Yang Twins Declare Their Legendary Status With Greatest Hits Record

Release Date:

November 3rd, 2009

Having already sold millions of records and established themselves as an urban music tour de force on radio stations across the country, Atlanta crunk duo Ying Yang Twins have collected some of their biggest hits on the brand new collection, Legendary Status: Ying Yang Twins Greatest Hits.  Featuring several Billboard chart toppers including “Wait (The Whisper Song),” “Shake (feat. Pitbull)” and “Salt Shaker (Feat. Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz),” Greatest Hits is the first and only definitive collection of the Dirty South duo’s finest crunk anthems.

Legendary Status: Ying Yang Twins Greatest Hits is available in all stores now, just in time to bring the crunk to your next holiday party.  Check out the track, “Champs Is Here” from the album below.

Download and share “Champs Is Here” from Ying Yang Twins’ Legendary Status: Ying Yang Twins Greatest Hits [The Orchard]

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Legendary Status: Ying Yang Twins Greatest Hits Tracklist:

01 Drop
02 Shake (Feat. Pitbull)
03 Champs Is Here - MP3
04 Salt Shaker (Feat. Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz)
05 Badd Remix (Prod. By Mental Instruments) Feat. Mike Jones
06 Jigglin
07 Bedroom Boom (Feat. Avant)
08 Hanh!
09 1st Booty On Duty
10 Wait (The Whisper Song)
11 Swag City (Feat. Da Musicianz)
12 Georgia Dome Remix (Feat. Jackl-O And Fatman Scoop)
13 Whats Happnin! (Feat. Trick Daddy)
14 Grey Goose
15 Naggin’
16 Halftime (Stand Up & Get Crunk!) Feat. Homebwoi

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K-Murdock - Neosonic Productions "U-Streaming"

From K-Murdock:

For those who couldn't tune in last night or just didn't know... i been doing a weekly UStream show i aptly call "Neo-sonix".  As of yesterday, i will be doing it LIVE from my home studio Wednesday nights @ 9pm EST or will pre-record if i know i'll be out. Basically, I talk with the fans and play music I'm working on for an hour, and last night had me previewing songs from a variety of upcoming projects, including the new Panacea album!  You can click on the bookmarks i made in the gray bar next to the play/pause button to skip all my jibber-jabberin' and hear the actual songs...


Jay Electronica Secret Show Clips

 Touted as the next “LYRICIST” in the same sentence with the likes of NAS and more,Jay Electronica had all of the bloggers out in full force last night!

Pacewon and Mr. Green "Who I Am" trailer

A high def trailer to the 7th video from the underground classic album
"The Only Color that Matters is Green" available now on Raw Poetix Records.
Director: DP:

The follow up album
"The Only Number That Matters is Won"
is coming in the first quarter of 2010.

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