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MP3: Huey f/ Lil Wayne - "Another Planet"

From Chris at Koch/E1 Entertainment:

MP3: Huey f/ Lil Wayne - "Another Planet"

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“Redemption” 9.14.10

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MP3: Apollo Brown - "Balance" f/ Kenn Starr & John Robinson

From Audible Treats:

MP3: Apollo Brown - "Balance" Feat. Kenn Starr & John Robinson

Apollo Brown Creates Thought Provoking Life Music with Latest Single

The Song:

Off his latest musical brainchild, The Reset, Apollo Brown delivers yet another triumph in sonic production. "Balance," narrated by emcees Kenn Starr and John Robinson, is an otherworldly musical composition. The beat cooks low and slow with an orchestral bass line and swirls with synthesized harmonics that elevate the track to a unique frequency. "I really wanted this song to take the listener somewhere when they hear it," notes Brown. "Some people call it a dreamscape sound. It's just thought provoking life music to me." The sixteen bar verses dropped by Starr and Robinson are well chiseled models of deft lyricism; however, the prime cut from this beast is Brown's beat construction that effortlessly throws listeners off balance in this ironically titled track. "Balance" is up for grabs on Apollo Brown's album, The Reset.

Check out "Balance" feat. Kenn Starr and John Robinson here: .

The Background:

Born into a bi-racial family in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Apollo Brown's early influences skewed more toward the music of Journey and The Carpenters than the urban genres his peers often cite as inspiration. This is not to say that once hip-hop came into play, Apollo wasn’t all in. Just as easily as he can praise the virtues of yacht rock, the 29-year-old beatsmith can name personal heroes - Gang Starr, Wu-Tang, Mobb Deep, M.O.P., Nas, and Black Moon - from the early 90s period in which, for him, beats and rhymes became life. Apollo began making his own music in 1996 using Voyetra audio software, then upgraded to Cool Edit 2000 in becoming a self-described bedroom beat-maker for roughly the next eight years. It was the mid-2000s, and the upstart producer saw no future for his work - work he had dedicated his life to - in an industry where radio was setting a formulaic pattern for mainstream music. But he eventually began to miss the creativity in his craft and began producing once again, releasing the instrumental albums Skilled Trade (2007) and Make Do (2009). He went on in 2009 to win the Detroit Red Bull Big Tune Championships and competed in the national finals. Apollo then signed as a producer with the Mello Music Group in December of 2009. His debut album, The Reset, is available now via Mello Music Group.

About Mello Music Group:

Like Lao Tzu in hip-hop, Mello Music Group provides music for the soul, from the heart of American culture, opening the realm of the intelligent hip-hop experience through melodic evocations, beats that corroborate the truth, and voices that roar above the rising void and impose order on the terrible & triumphant moments of everyday life. This is the compelling sound of Mello Music Group. Industry newcomer Michael Tolle founded MMG in 2007 and is acting Director of Operations. MMG will be releasing projects from Oddisee, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Kenn Starr, Finale, Trek Life, Dudley Perkins, Sareem Poems, UPS, and YU in 2010. .


"Balance" feat. Kenn Starr and John Robinson: .

"Odds Ain't Fair" feat. Hassaan Mackey: .

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NEOSONIC News - SS: "Instros" (The Find Rewind)

From K-Murdock:

NEOSONIC News - SS: "Instros" (The Find Rewind)

Sorry for the delay on this yall, was out of town rocking a show down in North Carolina at the historical Milestone this past weekend- respect to the homie Kevin who asked me to shout him out on my blog :) As promised here's the lastest episode of Subsoniq "Instrumentals", which features a replay (in its entirety) of The Find Rewind mixtape recently released by The Find Magazine, who were extra cool with me putting it up for streaming so that those who didn't get one of the 100 cassette copies could still enjoy it too!  The full playlist is available on my Mixcloud page:

Make sure you to add The Find to your RSS feed Reader and as well as Subsoniq, which we just relaunched with an all-new, updated look!  Lastly, for my UK heads, SS "Instros" will be airing monthly over at The Basement Sessions- props to the homie James aka V.i.c.e. for making that happen.  My goal is to get this instrumental hip-hop movement to be as global as can be, so let's all keep spreading the word... and music!


Posted By K-Murdock to NEOSONIC News
Warren G to Release "Regulate.. G Funk Era: Part. 2" This Year

From 2SPR:

Warren G to Release "Regulate.. G Funk Era: Part. 2" Later This Year

LOS ANGELES, July. 15 /2SPR/ - Multi-platinum recording artist Warren G, has announced that he will be releasing “Regulate… G Funk Era: Part. 2”, an E.P. to be made available at digital retailers later this year.

“Regulate... G Funk Era”, was the debut album from Warren G, in 1994 on Def Jam. The album went triple platinum stateside, selling over 4.5 million units worldwide, and debuted at Number 2 on the Billboard 200 after selling 176,000 in its release week. The lead single "Regulate" w/ Nate Dogg, was certified platinum, reached Number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and received a Grammy Award Nomination in 1995, for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. The album also birthed the hit singles “Do You See”, and “This D.J.”, which reached Number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100, being certified gold.

It is noted that in the early 1990’s, Def Jam created "Rush Associated Labels," a larger moniker under which Def Jam and its various auxiliary labels would operate as subsidiaries under the PolyGram umbrella. By 1992, despite recent multi-platinum selling releases from LL Cool J., Public Enemy, and EPMD, Def Jam ran into severe financial troubles and was faced with folding. Salvation came in 1994, however, when PolyGram purchased Sony's 50% stake in Def Jam Recordings — subsequently bringing the label into their fold. Following PolyGram’s acquisition of the company, Def Jam released Warren G's "Regulate... G Funk Era", which went triple platinum and effectively revived the label.

With seven LP’s (his reunion disc with Snoop and Nate Dogg 213′ "The Hard Way" was released in 2004 and quickly went Gold) already under his belt, Warren G is expected to release the new set sometime this year.

“Regulate… G Funk Era: Part. 2”, coming soon.


“Regulate… G Funk Era: Part. 2” - Coming Soon!
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Video: Mazzi & SOUL Purpose f. Maya Azucena, "Love Is Love"

From Dunn Deal PR:

Video: Mazzi & SOUL Purpose f. Maya Azucena, "Love Is Love"

MP3: Trey Songz f/ Nicki Minaj - "Bottoms Up"

From Mic Fiend Promotions:

MP3: Trey Songz f/ Nicki Minaj - "Bottoms Up"

Mr. Take Your Girl and Ms. Minaj team up for the first single off of Songz new album coming in September. This will be played in the club very soon.

Trey Songz ft. Nicki Minaj - Bottoms Up
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Kottonmouth Kings Announce Party Monsters Tour

From Kerosene Media:

Kottonmouth Kings Announce Party Monsters Tour With Big B, Blaze & Authority Zero
The Kottonmouth Kings have announced the tour dates for their upcoming ‘Party Monsters’ tour with Big B. The tour will kick off on Aug 24th in Tucson, AZ and also feature Blaze and Authority Zero on select dates.
"Kottonmouth Kings are launching the ‘Party Monsters’ tour, which will be our first headlining run with our newest member the Dirtball. We are putting together a new stage set and visual light show to get the party cranking," commented Kottonmouth Kings' Daddy X. "Our setlist will consist of the career spanning hits and a lot of new material off of our new album. This tour will put the krown on the end of summer."
Kottonmouth Kings are currently touring in support of their new album, “Long Live The Kings”, which debuted at #26 on the Billboard Top 200.

Aug 07 - San Bernardino, CA - N.O.S. Events Center
Aug 13 - Cave In Rock, IL - Hog Rock - Gathering Of Juggalos
Aug 24 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
Aug 25 - Albuquerque NM - Sunshine Theatre
Aug 27 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
Aug 28 - Dallas, TX - Lakewood Theater
Aug 29 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
Aug 31 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
Sep 01 - Wichita, KS - The Cotillion Ballroom
Sep 03 - Sauget, IL - Pop's
Sep 04 - Thornville, OH - Legend Valley
Sep 05 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
Sep 07 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - The Culture Room
Sep 08 - St. Petersburg, FL - The State Theatre
Sep 09 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Sep 10 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte
Sep 11 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
Sep 12 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Sep 13 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts
Sep 15 - New York, NY - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Sep 16 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Zoo
Sep 17 - Pontiac, MI - Clutch Cargos
Sep 18 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
Sep 19 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Sep 20 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
Sep 21 - Milwaukee, WI - The Eagles Club
Sep 22 - Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze
Sep 23 - Fargo, ND - The Venue at Playmaker's
Sep 24 - Sioux Falls, SD - Nutty's North Oudoors
Sep 25 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
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Black Milk & Decon to Release "Album of the Year" on 9/14

From Decon Media:

Black Milk & Decon to Release "Album of the Year" on 9/14

Black Milk, Detroit’s latest heir to a long musical legacy, has partnered with New York creative agency/record label Decon and indie hip-hop purveyors Fat Beats to release Album Of The Year. Expounding on his sample-based approach, the title serves as a double entendre; Album of The Year is his greatest professional achievement and is the immediate product of his experiences during the last 12 months. Taking into consideration the loss of several loved ones, it is easy to assume his music would reflect a certain emotional state. Though he addresses these personal difficulties, Milk interprets them as an opportunity to reflect on life’s virtues; Album Of The Year is celebratory and vibrant.

Download “Welcome (Gotta Go)" here:


1.     365
2.     Welcome (Gotta Go)
3.     Keep Going
4.     Oh Girl feat. AB
5.     Deadly Medley feat. Royce Da 5’ 9” and Elzhi
6.     Distortion feat. Melanie Rutherford
7.     Over Again feat. Monica Blaire
8.     Black and Brown feat. Danny Brown
9.     Round of Applause
10.  Warning (Keep Bouncing)
11.  Gospel Psychedelic Rock
12.  Closed Chapter feat. Mr. Porter

Album Of The Year, In Stores 9/14

Video: Khaos Da Rapper "The Art of Story Telling Freestyle"

From Hood Affairs On Demand:

Video: Khaos Da Rapper "The Art of Story Telling Freestyle"

Greenhouse Album Release Party July 24th in Columbus, OH

From Blueprint/

Greenhouse Album Release Party July 24th in Columbus, OH


  • The CD release party for the new EP will be held on Saturday July 24th in Columbus Oh @ Skullys.  Here are the event details and flyer for the event:
  • Date: Saturday July 24th, 2010
    Columbus, OH
    Address: 1151 N. High Street
    Ages: 18+


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