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Video: Heavy Metal Kings (Ill Bill & Vinnie Paz) - "Blood Meridian"

From The Orchard:

Video: Heavy Metal Kings (Ill Bill & Vinnie Paz) - "Blood Meridian"

Heavy Metal Kings is a new collaboration album that brings together two of the most critically-acclaimed and commercially-consistent rappers in the independent hip hop scene of the last decade, ILL BILL (Non-Phixion/La Coka Nostra) and Vinnie Paz (Jedi Mind Tricks/Army of the Pharaohs).  For years fans have been clamoring for an albums worth of material from these two lyrical beasts, and now it is finally here.  The group also just debuted the bone chilling video for the track “Blood Meridian” last week to celebrate the album’s release.

Video: Reks f/ Styles P - "Why Cry" (prod. The Alchemist)

From Soul Theory:

Video: Reks f/ Styles P - "Why Cry" (prod. The Alchemist)

Video: Quanstar - "Yayo"

From First Team Music:

Video: Quanstar - "Yayo"

On April 21st, Quanstar's 4/11 hits the pavement and starts running. The EP is one of 3 that he is scheduled to release this year and will not disappoint. With the music done solely by the brotherly tandem of Lexzyne Productions, Quanstar was given free regin to explore their beautifully composed tracks with complete creative license. The result was a wonderful, hard hitting, intense, and great project.

The first single, "Yayo", is a testament to just that. The song uses metaphors and alliteration to talk about the 80's drug culture, and how crack took hold of the streets. The passion of the song is supported by the music that gives viewers a visual picture. Other stand out tracks on his project are "Groove With You" featuring the 19 year old phenom, Life Unda, "Sure You Want It".

PR: BURNTmd w/ Inspectah Deck & Reks on Tour

From High Dok:

PR: BURNTmd w/ Inspectah Deck & Reks on Tour

April 14 GTD & Jynx Inc present Inspectah Deck & BURNTmd @ Railroad Tavern in Keene,NH
April 15 GTD & Legal present Inspectah Deck & BURNTmd @ Club Curva in Orono, Me
April 16 GTD & Halogen present Inspectah Deck, REKS, and BURNTmd @ Positive Pie 2 in Montpelier, VT

May 14 GTD Entertainment and TrueHeadNation present J Period "LIVE MIXTAPE" featuring BLACK THOUGHT of The Roots also appearing BURNTmd and D.Fishgrease.Murray
@ Groundhall in Houston, TX
GTD Entertainment is the company
Growth Till Death is the movement

Video: J. Sands - "The Northside"

From BUKA Entertainment:

Video: J. Sands - "The Northside"




MP3: Elusive & Moon Blazers - "All Over You Girl"

From Fly Def Music:

MP3: Elusive & Moon Blazers - "All Over You Girl"

Fly Definition Music is proud to announce the upcoming instrumental album from L.A. based producer Elusive who has worked with Planet Asia, Aceyalone, Eligh and many more. Elusive returns with a new instrumental album titled "Beat Placement" that will be released May 3rd on Fly Definition. In promotion for the upcoming album, Fly Definition Music has paired up the producer with upcoming emcee's who will be releasing projects of their own on Fly Definition in the near future. The second track from the promo series is California based crew the Moon Blazers, who are preparing a new mixtape to be release in a few weeks. This is the 2nd of 4 free downloads that will be released each week in the month of April.

Elusive "Beat Placement" Fly Definition Music in stores May 3rd!

Elusive & Moon Blazers "All Over You Girl" MP3
Video: T-Pain, Snoop, Busta, Game, Nelly LIVE in Australia

From Dan Roof:

Video: T-Pain, Snoop, Busta, Game, Nelly + Fat Joe LIVE in Australia

PR: D Banga Scores High on College Charts with Shorty

From Melanie J Cornish:

D Banga Scores High on College Charts with Shorty

Brooklyn lyricist D Banga has seen a positive response on the College charts with his single Shorty, produced by ‘Philly’ Cash. The song, which currently sits in the top ten on the Rap Network Chart and at number 12 on the Rap Attack Chart, is a strong introduction to the fledgling lyricist and a mere taste of what is to come.

Gaining attention from the likes of, and the NYC based online mag,, D Banga and his team are making all the right moves to solidify his presence on the Hip-Hop timeline. His mantra at making songs to help people eradicate the tribulations of daily life is what sets him apart from his contemporaries.

Having lived the street life, this MC has opted not to advocate it in his rhymes. D Banga wants his followers to understand that he is about enjoying life and not dwelling on misfortune and negativity. Linking with Justo award winning and former XM DJ, Furious Styles will see the Brownsville native release a new mixtape for free download later this spring.

“I feel this opportunity to allow people to hear an entire project from me will make everyone understand that I am not just a ‘hot single’ rapper,” D Banga explains. “Coming from NYC there is always pressure on MCs to deliver and I thrive on that, even though we are seeing Shorty do well on the charts, this isn’t a time for me to sit back and be all complacent about it, I am just grinding in the studio to make sure I have more product to feed to the streets and the fans.”

Resilient to the politics of the music industry, D Banga is keen to show people that he is in this for the long haul regardless of the issues an up and coming artist might face. While working on a video to accompany the summer smash, Put Your Hands Up, will allow fans to experience the visual aspect of D Banga he is also setting up various performances around the tri-state area over the up and coming months to give fans of Hip-Hop the opportunity to see him perform live.



PR: Far East Movement "If I Was You (OMG)" on Tonight Show

From Greg Miller:

Far East Movement perform "If I Was You (OMG)" on the Tonight Show

Downtown Los Angeles group Far East Movement rock a haunted mansion performance of the new single "If I Was You (OMG)" on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno last Friday, April 8th.

Check out the amazing performance link below:



The multi-platinum group's first two singles off their debut album Free Wired, "Like A G6" and "Rocketeer," are Top 10 Billboard songs that have sold over 4.5 million copies collectively.

Far East Movement are performing at college campuses this month.
For upcoming tour dates, check out:

Video: Malkovich f/ DiBia$e - "WTF"

From Dunn Deal PR:

Video: Malkovich f/ DiBia$e - "WTF"

“I was a fan of Malkovich the first time I heard him,” says world-famous DJ, musical collaborator with the late, great J Dilla and Detroit rap ambassador House Shoes. “This is the first of many collaborations we will be doing. Yall know I do NOT F**K AROUND with my cosigns. After listening you will understand why he is getting the green light.” King Tech of the World Famous Wake Up Show says “Malkovich is a super duper greasy middle easty emcee. His ego/attitude to rip the mic comes through every time he comes on our show.  He loves this culture with a passion unlike most and has a make it or bust attitude with no quitting in sight.” On Ayatollah Presley he raps about his Hurricane Katrina experience, Iran’s Green Revolution and even dedicates a song to the late Guru of Gang Starr over a mix of original beats as well as jacks from Kanye, the Neptunes, Mystikal and the Beatnuts. Bio at

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