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Audio: Cesar Moreno - "Shawty Got A Aaay"


Cesar Moreno is the complete Hip-Hop package. As an artist and a producer, the Newark, NJ native is finally starting to gain recognition as one of the next hot stars to come out of the Garden State. His diverse background and hunger to be the best are what separate him from other up and coming MC's and producers. Also bi-lingual Cesar isn't scared to show his Afro-Latino pride and rap in English and Spanish and has also collaborated with reggaeton artist to show his diversity as an MC. His new single "Shawty Got A Aaay" from the mixtape album "3rd World Hustle" will be available on iTunes this November. The album will have features from Armageddon of Terror Squad, Lady Luck, Panama Da Spanish Kid from the Hit HBO series "The Wire", International Reggaeton Superstar DJ Black and more. Be on the look out for Cesar Moreno, Hip Hop's next star from Jersey!





Black Rob Inks Deal With Duck Down Records


Black Rob is the newest affiliate of Duck Down Music. The former Bad Boy, Harlem rapper is poised to release his first studio album in over five years. This past May, Black Rob was released from prison after serving four years for failing to show up to a previous sentence hearing for a grand larceny charge. Over the past seven months Black Rob has returned to the studio where he's always felt most comfortable.

Black Rob explains the LP is a "testimony of what I stand for and how I feel. The people have been asking for true hip hop music, and that's what I'm giving them. I stayed away from features. I've been away for 4 joints, so I feel the people deserve to hear me. When I came home, I went right to work, and didn't have time to reach out to cats. On my next project you will get that. As for producers, I have some up-and-coming cats on there. I believe in giving cats a chance. As far as named producers you may hear a joint or two from Buckwild, Self Service, Bishop, Scram Jones and Pete Rock." 

On his decision to work with Duck Down Music, Black Rob reveals that he "always respected their movement and also been a fan of their music. If I'm going independent why not go with a team I respect, and they have always had a true family setting & environment."

During the course of his career, Black Rob has recorded several successful projects. In 2000, he released Life Story, which has sold over 1 million units & featured the well-known single, "WHOA!" Five years later, he returned with The Black Rob Report, which surpassed sales of 100,000 units. Again, five years later, Black Rob is readying a new album entitled Game Tested & Street Approved.

Fans in New York City will get to see Black Rob perform at the Duck Down VS Blacksmith CMJ Showcase on October 19th at Le Poisson Rouge located on 158 Bleeker St (between Thompson and Sullivan) at 10PM. 18+ event. Tickets are only $20. The first CMJ Badge holders to arrive will receive free access (limited-number).

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Audio: Sharpe Eye Witty - "No Place Like Home"

Sharpe Eye Witty

No Place Like Home

(Produced By The Man Called Sunday)

From The Forthcoming Album "No Place Like Home"

Armed with a metaphoric arsenal of melodic hollow points and soulful arrows, SHARPE EYE WITTY, Raleigh, North Carolina’s resident man on the street, brings his brand of “true realism” to the game with his latest offerings. In a current environment dominated by Southern influenced music, Witty has decided to go against the grain and delivers an honest, heartfelt, and intelligent collection of life’s joys and pain in verse. Sharpe's latest single "No Place Like Home" describes the struggles of life that the MC undergoes everyday.


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Video: Travis Barker & The Cool Kids - "Jump Down" [3D Version]

 Travis Barker Releases 3D Video of

"Jump Down" with The Cool Kids

"...Travis Barker explodes onto the solo scene with his new video for “Jump Down” featuring rap duo, The Cool Kids."
– Myspace Music

"Good looks all around."
– Fake Shore Drive

"Chuck Inglish & Sir Michael Rocks of The Cool Kids joined forces with top-notch drummer Travis Barker for his new project Give The Drummer Some and banged out a dope track called “Jump Down” which is a fresh combination of both of their sounds." 
– Blind I For the Kids

On the heel of rave reviews for this seemingly effortless cool track, "Jump Down", Travis Barker, along with The Cool Kids, bring you their equally breezy 3D video. The LA-set video features Travis pounding out beats on his drums while Chuck Inglish & Sir Michael Rocks (The Cool Kids) rap over them. Friends and family hang out with this team, impressing with tricks on their bikes, spraying graffiti, showing off rad cars. The feel is part skate film, part 90s west coast rap video, with the added twist of being in 3D.

Fans who downloaded the Mp3 of "Jump Down" off of and shared it, received a pair of 3D glasses to view the video. If you haven't received your glasses, you can still do so by purchasing any of the official "Jump Down" t-shirts over at

El Da Sensei & The Returners' "GT2: Nu World" Now Available

From Coalmine Records:


Revered lyricist and New Jersey Hip-Hop veteran, El Da Sensei, has aligned himself once again with Polish production team, The Returners for the second chapter of their Global Takeover series, GT2: Nu World. After the unanimously positive response to the 2008 project Global Takeover: The Beginning, the trio consisting of founding member of the Artifacts El Da Sensei, Lil and DJ Chwial felt a continuation of the series was inevitable. Showcasing the talents of this musical combination from a lyrical and production standpoint, GT2: Nu World allows us to reminisce over the fundamentals of true Hip-Hop sounds, while displaying the growth of each component individually. GT2Treach (Naughty By Nature), Rakaa IriscieneSean Price, Akrobatik, Bekay, John Robinson, Reks & Tiye Phoenix. boasts a supporting cast made up of (Dilated Peoples),

"In today's climate of music, GT2 is a very important album that lives up to the title by demonstrating how globalized hip-hop has become as a culture. The Returners and I made this record for all those who wish to be taken away for an hour and just reconnect with the vibe of what good hip-hop is all about,” explains El Da Sensei. This fifteen-track opus is now available through Coalmine Records.


To those on the fence deciding if you should order a physical copy and wait, versus the instant gratification of purchasing a digital copy, please keep in mind that the iTunes Edition is identical to the tracklisting on the physical CD. To boot, the download inlcudes digital liner notes that are very similar to the one's found on the physical CD. If you're true school collector, intent on owning a physical copy, then it's recommended that you order through



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01. We R Back
02. Goin To War feat. Treach
03. Everyday On the Street feat. Sean Price & Bekay
04. Nu World
05. Blow Up
06. 2 the Death
07. Knowledge be the Key feat. Rakka Iriscience
08. Pain
09. Toxic Words
10. Live Noize feat. Akrobatik
11. Good Time
12. Right Move [No Mistakes] feat. Tiye Phoenix
13. They Don't Know
14. Can't You See?
15. 2 The Death (M-Phazes Remix) feat. Mela Machinko




DX's Underground Reports crosses the "Wrong Side Of Da Tracks" to kick it with The Artifacts' El Da Sensei. Peep the editorial feature written by Sean Roy that addresses the reuniting of El Da Sensei & The Returners for their latest Global Takeover installment. El reveals what it was like working with his fellow brick city comrade, Treach (of Naughty By Nature). El also discusses his thoughts on working with established vs. upcoming producers. Click here or on the image to the left to get the full scoop!

"Knowledge Be The Key" Is #1

El Da Sensei & The Returners album single "Knowledge Be The Key" feat. Rakaa Iriscience, peaked the college hip-hop charts this week as the #1 hip-hop single in the country. News of this came in just hours before GT2 was set to go live on iTunes. As a bonus to our newsletter subscribers, this track is available as a free download by clicking here or on the banner below.



With the bulk of the album's production handled by Lil and DJ Chwial, Australia's M-Phazes takes on the role of guest producer. His remix of the song ‘2 the Death’, featuring the unique vocals of Brooklyn's songstress Mela Machinko is available for stream, exclusively through Okay Player. Click on the OKP logo above to stream through their site.

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Be sure to stop by where we are running the official KN Global 'Site' Takeover! Click here and be sure to vote for GT2 as your must have album of the week!! This is a great week for hip-hop, so shouts to 7L & Esoteric, 9th Prince, The Foreign Exchange, Breez Evahflowin & Hezekiah for their latest offereings...and of course, shouts to the homey Kev!!





-CMJ Schedule & More-

10/19 | Tues:  CMJ Shemspeed Showcase @ Coco 66 (66 Greenpoint Ave., btwn Franklin & West)

10/21 | Thurs:  New York vs. Boston CMJ Event @ Club Love (40 West 8th Street @ MacDougal)

10/22 | Fri - 8:30pm:  Adidas Originals In-Store Performance "Ill Street Music Lounge" @ Adidas Originals Store (136 Wooster St. (btwn Prince & Houston)

10/25 | Mon: 1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) NY Release Party @ S.O.B.s






Breez Evahflowin's "As He Goes On" Available Now + Free Sampler

With his last album receiving rave reviews for the way it dealt with the angst of dealing with personal and artistic transition, Breez Evahflowin's newest album As He Goes On... that is now available reveals the mature MC: relaxed, confident, and wise. If the last album outlined the personal battles facing Breez as an MC, his newest reveals the aftermath. Unpretentious, at peace with his status as a mature artist ready to leave the game, Breez delivers his closing argument. The verdict? As He Goes On... is the last testament of an MC. It's a title which alludes to the passing of a life.

In an interview with Breez acknowledges how he has changed during the course of his career. Coming into the scene as a combative battle rapper, he is leaving it as a songwriter who makes music "from a 38-old, for people in their 30s and maybe people in their 20s who understand what I’m talking about." If a person's music reflects their life, then As He Goes On.... reveals the changes of growing older, ultimately opening the door to the final transition. In As He Goes On... Breez steps through that door with no regrets.

Breez addresses his contemplative and final CD to the mature listeners he knows to be out there, and who have followed him through the years. This listener exists on the margins. Ignored by a music industry focused on gimmicky hooks and made up personalities, they find their music in the underground clubs, the pages of myspace, and videos on youtube. This sophisticated audience is perhaps the greatest untapped audience of hip-hop today, and they seek music more in tune with their age and experience. In Sound of My Life Breez speaks to them with clarity,

There will never be another Breez Evah' nowhere
And there will never be another you
That's if you keepin' it true
Right now we dealin' with some deeper issues
In this age of information, all the secrets is through
And you don't know me yet
Young cats who show respect
Share it with ya' peers, 'cuz this here's age appropriate
So we don't forget
What the rhyme and beats is fo'
(The sound of my life got me reminiscing through the radio)
(Got me walkin' down memory lane, thinkin' about all the things that I've been through....)

Reflective and honest, the songs contained in As He Goes On... do what hip-hop does best: tell a story. It’s the closing chapter to Breez Evahflowin's unique career. Featuring guest artists such as Rob Swift, Immortal Technique, Homeboy Sandman, and more, As He Goes On... takes one last look at a career defined by battle, but transformed by personal growth. As the MC closes the book, he delivers last rights and imparts the message of an artist at peace with his own successes and failures. His only request? Remember him for his honesty. In a new video interview with Emilio M. Junior on Breez revealed his plans to move on to other things:

"I'm feelin' the weight of responsibility at this point, y'know? It’s not the same that it was before.... For the most part, I make music for myself. And I've come to accept that. After a long time I've come to realize that.... Ultimately at this point in my life, Breez needs me more than I need Breez. And that's big, right there for me personally ... Just remember my honesty, that's all I want people to do, and it's cool."

Perhaps if someday listeners decide to rise up and demand sophisticated hip-hop for the mature listener, we'll see Breez make an appearance again. Until that time though, As He Goes On... is likely to be the last we'll hear of this multifaceted MC. It is a most fitting farewell from an artist who came to his own tested in battle, and who now sets the torch down at peace. Take it for what it is, it might be the last you ever hear. As He Goes On... in stores now on Little Ax / Domination Recordings.

1. Ageless feat. Dirt E Dutch
2. Sound of My Life feat. Paulie Ethnic
3. As He Goes On feat. L.I.F.E. Long, Kid Lucky
4. Wind
5. The Best feat. Core Rhythym, Infinito 2017, Freestyle, Rabi Darkside, Homeboy Sandman, Atari Blitzkrieg, Agent 23, Dacapo
6. Cornerstone
7. Wanted You
8. Uplift feat. Rob Swift
9. 30 Minutes feat. Rheeah Mate
10. Pay 2 Live feat. Shonuff
11. Now
12. Sacrifice
13. Dream feat. Rob Swift
14. Land of the Gun feat. Immortal Technique
15. One Mo Round

Free Download: As He Goes On... album sampler

Breez Evahflowin "As He Goes On..." CD|Digital available at:

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Video: Mordecai the Foul - "The Anniversary of Plastic Rappers"

From Joe Left Hand:

Video: Mordecai the Foul - "The Anniversary of Plastic Rappers"

Video: tabi Bonney feat. Pusha T - "Make a Killin"

From TheDigiMixCast:

Video: tabi Bonney feat. Pusha T - "Make a Killin"

MP3: Young Mel & Bekay - "Monster" (Freestyle)

From Coalmine Records:

MP3: Young Mel & Bekay - "Monster" (Freestyle)

18 year old Young Mel of Long Island's 2Fs crew joins Brooklyn's low down, gritty & grimy Bekay over Kanye's "Monster"...peep!

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Senor Kaos Creates Radio Commercials for AIDS Awareness Campaign

From Senor Kaos:

Senor Kaos Creates Radio Commercials for AIDS Awareness Campaign

Just getting over a CRAZY 6th Annual A3C Festival in ATL. If  you missed it, stay tuned I will be doing an official A3C Recap Blast after these messages.
In the meantime, I just wanted to let everybody know what else I had going on.
Recently I was chosen to be apart of this Greater Than AIDS campaign designed to build AIDS awareness within the African American community across the U.S. The campaign consists of radio, TV, print ads, etc.
I wrote and recorded two radio spots (one 15 seconds, one 30 seconds) that will be played on commercial radio across the country.  Clear Channel Radio, CBS Radio, Radio One and American Urban Radio Network all have invested into this campaign and have agreed to run the radio spots free of charge on their networks. This is BIG deal for me. These commercial spots may only be a few seconds in length, but it shows we are one step closer in spreading the positive message that Hip Hop can still be used as a tool to educate and inspire.
Señor Kaos Greater Than AIDS 15 Second Spot .
Señor Kaos Greater Than AIDS 30 Second Spot .
(Shouts to ATL's own Dres The Beatnik. That's him you hear Beatboxing on here!)
Please review the official press release below:
A "Deciding Moment" for AIDS After 30 Years

New National Media Campaign Inspires Black Americans to Take Action to Stem Spread of HIV

WASHINGTON, Tuesday, 5 October 2010 -- Greater Than AIDS, a national movement supported by a broad coalition of public and private sector partners, today unveiled the latest phase of its campaign to mobilize Black Americans in response to the devastating epidemic which will mark its 30th year next June.  Black Americans account for nearly half of new HIV infections occurring annually in the United States, while representing 13 percent of the population.  In addition to being disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS, Black Americans are also significantly more likely to die as a result as compared to other races and ethnicities in this country.

The cross-platform media campaign focuses on Deciding Moments, everyday opportunities to take a stand against HIV drawn from real-life stories of people from across the country -- including those living with HIV.  Be it asking to be tested, buying (and using) condoms, correcting a piece of misinformation, or keeping up with one’s medications, these simple acts serve to challenge the stigma surrounding HIV and stem its spread.  These individuals opened up about their experiences in the hopes of inspiring others to do the same.  An interactive feature on the campaign’s website -- -- allows visitors to post their own deciding moments. 

"As we prepare to close three decades of HIV/AIDS, this is our collective Deciding Moment as a people," said Phill Wilson, President and CEO of the Black AIDS Institute, a founding partner of Greater Than AIDS.  "Black Americans have borne the brunt of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and now is the time to come together and do our part to change the course of this epidemic."

The Deciding Moments campaign begins rolling out outdoor, print and online public service advertising this month with television to follow later in the fall and will continue through next year. Leading media companies, including the American Urban Radio Network, CBS Outdoor and Radio, Clear Channel Communications, Ebony, ESSENCE Communications, the National Newspaper Publishers Association, and Radio One, among others, are providing significant donated media space to support the campaign as Greater Than AIDS partners.  A number of state health departments and AIDS offices have also embraced Greater Than AIDS and along with AIDS service organizations and other community groups are leveraging the national campaign to develop expanded targeted efforts in their local areas. 

"It’s unprecedented to have such a broad cross-section of media, along with other private and public sector organizations, come together on an issue of such vital importance for Black Americans and the nation," said Drew Altman, President and CEO of the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The "Deciding Moments" concept grew from research conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation that reveal the deep-seated stigma that still exists around HIV/AIDS despite strong personal connections to the issue. The overarching message reinforces the core Greater Than AIDS ideals of unity, hope and empowerment by focusing on the power of individuals coming together to achieve a larger goal.  The individuals profiled in the campaign reinforce the range of actions promoted by Greater Than AIDS: knowledge, respect, communication, protection, testing and treatment and involvement. 

Among those profiled include a young HIV-positive mother who speaks of her decision to seek treatment when she learned she was pregnant to ensure her baby would be born negative.  A mother who talks about her unconditional love for  her son who on the same day he told her was HIV positive also came out to her as gay.  The son, who has been living with HIV now for more than a decade, shares how his life and well-being has been strengthened by his mother’s support.  An HIV-negative woman discusses her experience living with her husband’s HIV diagnosis more than 20 years ago.  A woman describes going to get tested for herself when her partner would not.  A corresponding profile on the website provides more detail about each individual’s story and message.  Short video bios have been produced for each individual in the campaign on the website as well as on

"When I was infected by HIV at age 19, I didn’t think I was greater than anything," said Marvelyn Brown, an HIV activist and author profiled in the Deciding Moments campaign. "I think the Greater Than AIDS message is so important for young people because it’s about empowering us to stand up for ourselves and take control of our bodies and our health.  I hope my decision to be open with my story will help inspire others to take action in response to AIDS, and hopefully, to prevent my peers from becoming infected."

For radio, Greater Than AIDS joined with up and coming artists to produce original pieces in different musical genres -- from rap to hip hop to R&B -- to lyrically express the idea behind Deciding Moments.  These works also reflect actual experiences of the participating artists.

The Deciding Moments concept and resulting executions were developed by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Black AIDS Institute working with GTM: Guerilla Tactics Marketing, a grassroots and marketing firm based in Atlanta, which also worked on the campaign’s first year of creative. 
The Need

Of the more than 1.2 million people in the United States living with HIV today, half are Black Americans, far surpassing any other racial or ethnic group.  HIV/AIDS is a deeply personal issue with 43 percent of all Americans today -- and  nearly 60 percent of Black Americans -- now knowing someone who is living with or has died from the disease, for many a family member or close friend, according to a national survey on HIV/AIDS conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation.  

HIV/AIDS is both preventable and treatable -- early diagnosis and care helps those with the disease live longer and healthier lives.  Yet, one in five Americans living with HIV today does not know it.   The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) identifies stigma as a major contributor to the spread of HIV, keeping people from seeking information, speaking openly, using protection, getting tested and treated and otherwise acting to protect themselves and those they love.

About Greater Than AIDS

Greater Than AIDS is an unprecedented collaboration among a broad coalition of public and private sector partners united in response to the HIV/AIDS crisis in the United States, in particular among Black Americans and other disproportionately affected groups.  Through a national media campaign and targeted community outreach, Greater Than AIDS aims to increase knowledge and understanding about HIV/AIDS and confront the stigma surrounding the disease. 

The Kaiser Family Foundation – a leader in health policy and communications – provides strategic direction and day-to-day management, as well as oversees the production of the media campaign.  The Black AIDS Institute – a think tank exclusively focused on AIDS in Black America – provides leadership and expert guidance and directs community engagement.  Greater Than AIDS is developed in support of Act Against AIDS, an effort by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to refocus attention on the domestic epidemic.  Additional, financial and substantive support is provided by the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Ford Foundation and MAC AIDS Fund, among others.


I know your used to me just sending you event, music, and video info, but this is something that's really serious. I would GREATLY appreciate if you could possibly post this information on your Blog, Facebook, Twitter, wherever we can build awarness.

Catch me on Twitter @SENORKAOS

Thank you for taking the time to read this all the way through & thanks for your support as always. 

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