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Del & Tame One Leak "Special"

Del The Funky Homosapien and Tame One leak "Special"
Del The Funky Homosapien & Tame One- "Special" (zhare) (mediafire)
Parallel Uni-Verses album out October 13th on Gold Dust

"I bet you think you special, but F-You, nephew / you not."
Two architects of lyric-driven hip-hop, Del & Tame One aren't trying to re-invent the wheel on their forthcoming album Parallel Uni-Verses. You won't find hot ticket features, glossy production, meditations on space travel, or posthumous contributions from fallen legends.  What you will find, something that comes along less frequently you might think, is a perfect marriage of raw breakbeat backing tracks with thoughtful, clever rhymes that actually flow.  Simply put, your basic hardcore hip-hop.  And what a relief it is.  Check out "Special" for a taste of dirty beats (courtesy of Parallel Thought) and top-notch rhymes from two emcees who can run circles around your average rapper.  Parallel Uni-Verses will be out October 13th on Gold Dust.
Artists - Invest In Yourself

Right now there are a lot of great ways for an artist to get their work out there that are either free, or very low cost. From social networking services, to making albums available for download, never has there been a time with so many cost efficient ways for an artist to further their career. An issue has arisen from all this, however, and it’s the fact that many artists are only seeking out the free, or almost free, ways to get their music to the world and promote themselves. Some don’t even have budgets, it’s just a big “what can we do that won’t cost anything” plan. Not surprisingly, the vast majority of the artists who employ that plan aren’t making any strides in their careers and the reason should be obvious – they’re not investing in themselves. 

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Saigon to Digitally Release Warning Shots 2 on Sept. 29th

From Gio at E1 Entertainment:



(NEW YORK, NY) – Rapper SAIGON has announced the release of album WARNING SHOTS 2. The album is set to drop on September 29, 2009 on Amalgam Digital/E1 Music.

Following up the success of early 2009’s ALL IN A DAY’S WORK (A Digital Only Album recorded in 24 hours and sold on, Saigon, known for his recurring role on the popular HBO series Entourage,  is back to stake his claim as the leader of the new school in New York City.  WARNING SHOTS 2 boasts an incredible array of music from street anthems to radio singles, and features include M.O.P, Quan, Ransom, Grand Puba & OJ Da Juiceman.

The Just-Blaze produced single entitled “Gotta Believe It”  is being serviced to all video and radio outlets now!

Production on WARNING SHOTS 2 is handled by Just Blaze, Scram Jones & more.

Saigon’s phenomenal body of mixtape work and creative talent quickly gained popularity in the underground circuit and on the internet, as he has been listed in many “Artist to Watch” columns (including Time magazine) and graced the covers of a variety hip-hop publications throughout the early to mid -2000s. In recent years, Saigon has become more recognizable to the mainstream due in large part to his role on “Entourage” and his charitable efforts to support the children of incarcerated parents through his nonprofit foundation Abandoned Nation, which was established in 2000 and also helped him and associated artists pursue their music careers.

Saigon says, “ I’m enjoying my experience with Amalgam Digital and being creative to give music to my fans without all the bullshit. It’s a new way of thinking and it feels good to partner with an innovative company that’s ahead of its curve. I’m excited to get this album out!”

The tracklisting:

1.      Nothing Comes Easy
2.      That’s Not What’s Up Feat. G. Soul
3.      Fatherhood (Rayne Dior) Feat. Loks
4.      All Around The World Feat. G. Soul
5.      For Some P*ssy Pt. 1 Feat. O.J. Da Juiceman
6.      Cookies and Milk Introducing Young Boombaya & A.P.
7.      Be On Time
8.      G Optified
9.      Fuck Me, Fuck You Feat Quan And Ransom
10.  Rusty Gunz Feat. Lil Fame from M.O.P.
11.  Aye, Aye, Aye Nigga
12.  Copping Pleas
13.  Who Can Get Busy Feat Grand Puba
14.  For Some P*ssy Pt. 2
15.  Gotta Believe It
16.  Saiii Outro

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About E1 Entertainment

E1 Entertainment (AIM: ETO) is a leading independent entertainment content owner that acquires film, television and music rights and exploits these rights in all media in more than 190 countries.

The company currently operates in Canada, the U.S., the UK, Holland and Belgium through its four primary businesses units: E1 Television, E1 Films, E1 Music and E1 Distribution.  These businesses collectively represent E1’s extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production/distribution, Kids content, Licensing and Distribution.

E1’s content library includes more than 3,700 feature films, 2,700 hours of original television programming and 15,000 music tracks.

About Amalgam Digital, Inc

Amalgam Digital is hip-hop’s first genre specific digital retail store and record label. The objective of the digital retail store is to offer an easy-to-use platform with a unique relational database to allow users to conduct searches by artist, album, track, label, or producer. Along with offering content from a catalog of the top independent artists and labels, the company also boasts its own label brand of artists that symbiotically promotes the web site brand. The company offers digital distribution services and recently announced a new User Generated Content module, which enables independent artists and labels to set up a vendor account and directly upload content making it immediately available for purchase in the Amalgam Digital store.

Shaquille O'Neal's All Star Comedy Jam




Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal teams up with the pioneering Producer and CEO of Codeblack Entertainment Jeff Clanagan to present the ALL-STAR COMEDY JAM series. Featuring some of the most celebrated stand-up comics, the series will provide sidesplitting, no holds barred hilarity on topics ranging from America’s new president to shopping at Target.

THE ALL-STAR COMEDY JAM series recaptures the spirit of past successful franchises like The Kings of Comedy series, and features some of today’s hottest urban comics. It also provides the up-and coming comedians with an opportunity to showcase their creativity and perform alongside the stalwarts of comedy.

On his partnership with the NBA Legend, says Clanagan, “I am thrilled to collaborate with NBA’s most distinguished athlete on these multi-star live comedy events.  This partnership will help expand Codeblack’s reach into television and further cement our desire to both develop and produce exciting entertainment projects from their inception as a live event through to their subsequent telecast.”

Given Shaquille O'Neal’s entrepreneurial aspirations this project marks a natural evolution of his brand.  “I am excited to partner with a veteran like Jeff Clanagan and I am thrilled to be venturing into the comedy and television world.”

At the inaugural show, filmed before a spirited crowd in Phoenix, AZ, the night before this year’s NBA All-Star Game, the Original King of Comedy Cedric “The Entertainer” performs 30 minutes of his latest material in between comedy sets by fellow comedians such as Tommy Davidson (In living Color), Kevin Hart (Soul Plane),Aries Spears (Mad TV), and DeRay Davis.

The ALL STAR COMEDY JAM series, directed by Leslie Smalls, premiered on SHOWTIME on Wednesday JUNE 17th, and kicked off Showtime network’s LAUGH OUT LOUD comedy initiative that has become a hub for diverse, no-holds barred comedy for premium television audiences.  The DVD streets on September 8th.

The highly anticipated second installment of the ALL STAR COMEDY JAM series will be filmed live at the 13th annual American Black Film Festival on June 26th in Miami and premiere on SHOWTIME in January, 2010. Comedy genius DL Hughly will host this stand-up special alongside some of the industry’s most talented and sought after comedians – Earthquake, Arnez J, Lavell Crawford and Mealaine Comarcho.

Synopsis: Cedric the Entertainer, one of the Original Kings of Comedy known for his roles in Ice Age, Barbershop and Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, once again commands the stage as he hosts the ALL STAR COMEDY JAM. Cedric delivers on stage and has hand-picked some of the industry’s most talented and sought after comedians, Kevin Hart, Tommy Davidson, Aries Spears and DeRay Davis, to follow his act. No topic is off limits with these comedians, everything from politics and religion to current events, and even a few jabs are thrown at the host, NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal. Filmed in front of a live audience during All-Star Weekend in Phoenix, AZ, these comedians are sure to deliver non-stop laughs in this energetic and memorable night of comedy.

DVD Information:

Street Date: 9/8/09

UPC: 8-83476-01138-7

Genre: Stand-Up Comedy

SRP: $19.99

Run Time: 89 Mins.

Picture Format: 16x9
Amiyj - Take a Picture

Much like the rapper himself, the PR person who sent me the new Amiyj single was incredibly polite and thoughtful, not screaming that he was THE HOTTEST NEW INDUSTRY FAVORITE BURNING UP THE CHARTS GOING FOR ADDS ON... well you get the idea. Half or more of the promo e-mail you get can read like that, but not the one from Amiyj's peeps. Here's a snippet from Amiyj's press kit.

"By the time Amiyj was able to send himself to Salem State College (Sociology major) he already had a rep as a local rap star, built on his articulate delivery and fortified by rock-solid relationships throughout the underworld. Throughout the New England area he would easily sell out shows, even becoming the first rapper to perform at the"The Tuckerman Hall" Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra. Unfortunately, after college, with mixtape sales and a Hollywood modeling contract unable to sustain his new title of Dad, Amiyj returned to hustling eventually landing him a drug charge in 2008. Fortunately an illegal search helped him avoid prison. Viewing his exoneration as a blessing, Amiyj teamed with Famish Enterprises and fully committed himself to his music. Now with 'Take a Picture' catching fire from Boston to South Beach and his self-titled video grabbing the Internet’s attention, it’s looking like the son of two immigrants is finally ready to live his American dream. 'How many rappers lived in a foreign country, have a criminal background, went to college, were signed to a major modeling agency and can make hit records with the best of em?'"

It's a good story for the half-Ghanian, half-Trinidadian rapper, but surprisingly the song is even better. Check it out and give us your thoughts!

AMIYJ from The Artoholiks on Vimeo.

Neosonic Productions - Between Earth & Sky (AMV)

Peep this really DOPE AMV (Animated Music Video) that a fan of Panacea did on Youtube! Its a clip of one of my personal favorites from our 2007 release, "The Scenic Route" set to video from one of my all-time fav anime series, "Samurai Champloo". Super-Shouts to JustBeEazy11 for taking the time to put this together! Be on the look out this fall for the instros to this album as well as "IIMD" and "AMOASTT".


Subnoize Souljaz Reveal Tracklisting For “Blast From The Past”

From Kerosene Media:

Subnoize Souljaz Reveal Cover Art & Tracklisting For “Blast From The Past” Featuring Covers Of Classic Hip-hop Tracks From NWA, Snoop Dogg and More
Subnoize Souljaz have released the cover art and final tracklisting for their new album "Blasts From The Past" which features the entire Sub Noize battalion covering your favorite hip-hop tracks. The album is scheduled for release on August 25th, 2009 through Suburban Noize Records. The track list is as follows:
1.  Paul Revere (feat. The Kottonmouth Kings)
2.  Mama Said Knock You Out (feat. Judge D)
3.  Bitch Betta Have My Money (feat. Big B)
4.  2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted (feat. Chucky Chuck and Saint Dog of DGAF)
5.  Microphone Fiend (feat. The Dirtball)
6.  Fuck tha Police (feat. Judge D, Saint Dog and Daddy X)
7.  Ain't No Future in Yo' Frontin' (feat. Johnny Richter)
8.  Murder Was The Case (feat. Chucky Chuck)
9.  Children's Story (feat. Daddy X)
10.  I Got It Made (feat. D-Loc)
11.  I Got 5 On It (feat. Potluck)
12.  Bring tha Noize (feat. Sen Dog and Daddy X)
13.  Just A Friend (feat. Big B)
14.  Strictly Business (feat.Dogboy)
Sub Noize Souljaz recently posted their cover of the classic NWA track “Fuck Tha Police” online at The track features Kottonmouth Kings Daddy X, Saint Dog and the long awaited return of Judge D.
With 14 tracks of classic hip-hop, SubNoize Souljaz "Blasts From the Past" reignites a collection of highly influential songs with a fresh spin. The album is currently available for pre-order along with a free bonus CD and your choice of a $5.00 t-shirt online at .
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Brown Bag AllStars "League Of Intoxicated Gentlemen" Remix Contest

You know we support the Brown Bag AllStars here at so check out this contest to see if you want to get down!

This week for Brown Bag Season we present:

The Brown Bag AllStars and Coalmine Records team up to bring you The Brown Bag AllStars "League Of Intoxicated Gentlemen" Remix Contest. Originally produced by Mr. Porter (Aftermath/D12), the opportunity is now yours to step up and tap out some heat! We will be picking 2 winners, 1 sample-based remix and 1 sample-free remix, both winners will be have their remixes officially released as a digital single through Coalmine Records. Click here to download the original version, acapella and rules/contest itinerary. All submissions are due no later than Monday, August 31st. Please submit all remixes to

Download "League Of Intoxicated Gentlemen" (prod. Mr. Porter) HERE
Download the Clean Version HERE


Alchemist iTunes App to Take Us BEYOND Ringtones

E1 Music and Moderati Bring Fan Re mixing to the iPhone: Introducing "Romplr", a Groundbreaking Interactive Music Application Featuring Hip Hop Superproducer The Alchemist, Available Now on the iPhone

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Romplr propels music beyond ringtones with remixing as fans make it personal

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) – Bellrock Media's U.S. subsidiary, Moderati, today announced the next generation of digital music with "Romplr", a patent-pending interactive music platform debuting with legendary hip hop superproducer/Eminem DJ, The Alchemist.  The Alchemist’s “Chemical Warfare” Romplr, named after his new album of the same name, allows people to create their own mixes from three hits on the album --"Lose Your Life (featuring Snoop Dogg, Jadakiss & Pusha T of The Clipse)", "That’ll Work (featuring Three 6 Mafia & Juvenile)" and "On Sight". Using the key elements of the songs, Romplr makes it easy for fans to become a “producer” and create their own unique versions and share them with their friends.

Consumers have proved that they want their media to be interactive – the rise of social media, video gaming and interactive TV have paved the way but, until now, music has not been an interactive experience for consumers. With Romplr, fans can now connect to artists' music in a whole new personal way by creating their own versions of a song and being part of the creative process. In addition to the core song elements, the Alchemist Chemical Warfare Romplr will feature seven additional samples, offering fans the tools to really connect with the music and personalize Alchemists’ tracks. Fans can then record and share their mixes through Facebook Connect, through email or on , the online interactive music companion site.

"E1 Music is intensely focused on developing and promoting digital and mobile fan engagement opportunities for our artists," stated Bill Crowley, E1’s VP / Digital + Mobile.  " The Alchemist has a huge following, both online and among both professional and aspiring producers and DJ’s, and has scored hundreds of thousands of Youtube views for his in-the-studio and beatmaking videos.  Alchemist’s Chemical Warfare Romplr application is a fantastic way for Alchemist’s fans to participate in his music-making.  Moderati has been a huge contributor to E1’s past successes in the mobile market, and we look forward to developing future apps for our other artists"

Romplr is the latest in a series of Romplr branded music applications to be produced by Moderati. Also launching today is Romplr Dance, which contains three original dance tracks that can be remixed by fans. Romplr will also be extended to other mobile platforms such Blackberry, Android, Java, Ovi and other popular mobile storefronts.

As one of America's largest mobile content agencies, Moderati has recently cemented its position as a leading creator of compelling Smartphone experiences. The company's Virtual Zippo Lighter iPhone application has reached over four million downloads and is ranked #18 on Comscore's all-time highest iPhone application downloads list. With the launch of the Romplr application, Moderati is turning their attention back to music by offering a fun and engaging platform for both fans and artists.

“We are thrilled to be working with another top artist to help them interact in a fresh way with their fanbase through Romplr.” said Jon Vlassopulos, CEO of Moderati. "People love getting closer to their favourite music and The Alchemist Romplr gives them that access pass.”

The Alchemist “Chemical Warfare” Romplr is now available on iTunes for $2.99. To learn more, visit: . Future artists and Smartphone applications will be announced soon. Follow @Moderati via Twitter to stay in the mix.

About The Alchemist

Alchemist is still doing what he has always done for the hip-hop scene--transmitting sounds into emotions, samples into moments, beats into classics in a way that has established his name as one of the most revered producers in hip-hop. As a much sought-after producer, The Alchemist has produced tracks for Mobb Deep, Fat Joe, Eminem, Prodigy, Freddy Fox and Capone-N-Noreaga, NAS, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Ghostface Killah, Big Daddy Kane and countless others. The Alchemist serves as Eminem’s in-house DJ and also Executive Produced the 2006 Shady Records platinum selling release “The Re-Up.” Alchemist’s “Chemical Warfare” album, released by E1 Music earlier this month, charted top 5 on iTunes. For more information check out Alchemist’s all new blog and homepage at ; Be sure to stop by for exclusive new video updates from the road and in the studio on his channel, accessible through

About E1 Entertainment

E1 Entertainment (AIM: ETO) is a leading independent entertainment content owner that acquires film, television and music rights and exploits these rights in all media in more than 190 countries.  

The company currently operates in Canada, the U.S., the UK, Holland and Belgium through its four primary businesses units: E1 Television, E1 Films, E1 Music and E1 Distribution.  These businesses collectively represent E1’s extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production/distribution, Kids content, Licensing and Distribution.

E1’s content library includes more than 3,700 feature films, 2,700 hours of original television programming and 15,000 music tracks

About Moderati, a Bellrock Media Company

Moderati is a digital content agency that helps media companies and consumer brands connect with their consumers through the creation of engaging entertainment experiences. The company delivers the best digital content to consumers when, where and how they want it, with a mission to engage and entertain through creativity, technology and humor. Moderati has deep roots in mobile content and entertainment, and has been a trusted partner of top-tier wireless carriers and major media companies since 2001, having delivered over 100M individual content downloads. The company is a subsidiary of Japan's leading branded entertainment production company, Bellrock Media, backed by Yoshimoto Kogyo, the largest pure play media company in Japan with interests in TV, talent representation, film, music, physical venues and consumer products. Moderati is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.
Hip-Hop Videos - Joell Ortiz, Zion I, Scratch, Kero One

Last Thursday we brought back new hip-hop videos on the RapReviews newsfeed! This week we're doing it again a day earlier, starting with this Joell Ortiz video.

Next up is the official music video for Zion I's "Coastin'."

The Soul Assassins (well mainly DJ Muggs) are back with Cynic in this new video for "World We're In."

In this video shot by Gold Dust Media in Africa, Scratch shows his talents and shares the spotlight with De La Soul.

Last but not least we've got the official Kero One video for "Keep Pushin." Thanks for watching!

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