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Video: Brokencyde - "Teach Me How to Scream"

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Video: Brokencyde - "Teach Me How to Scream"

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PR: Reality Star Angel Jones Announces Fight at Ellismania 6

From Kerosene Media:

Reality Star Angel Jones Announces Fight at Ellismania 6

Reality TV star Angel Jones, has announced she will step into the boxing ring at Ellismania 6 to fight against Sirius XM Radio's Rawdog, co-host of the Jason Ellis show. Ellismania 6 is scheduled to take place November 6th at The Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA. A video teaser for Ellismania 6 has been posted online at .
Angel Jones is the latest addition to an insane Ellismania 6 line-up that features some of the best and most hilarious fights in history. The evening will also feature a 4 Man Dog Collar fight, as well as a hot chick fight, and pop-punk group We Outspoken verses Jason Ellis.
Previously at Ellismania 5, a sold-out crowd watched Good Charlotte/Taintstick bassist BENJI MADDEN knock out ex- Headbangers Ball/VH1’s Daisy of Love host RIKI RACHTMAN in the main event.

Video: Classic Material - "Check the World"

From DTR45:

Video: Classic Material - "Check the World"

PR: Masta Killa Presents... Wu-Tang: The Next Chamber

From Nature Sounds:

Masta Killa Presents... Wu-Tang: The Next Chamber

For Immediate Release
November 1, 2010


The Next Chamber

With lyrics as sharp as swords, countless gold and platinum albums, and a die-hard international fanbase, the legendary Wu-Tang Clan needs no introduction.  Although he may not have emerged as quickly as his Wu-Tang brethren, Masta Killa has become one of the Clan’s most reliable foot soldiers in the 21st century.  In 2004, he released the gritty Wu classic No Said Date, becoming the last Wu-Tang member to release a solo album.  Since then, MK has released another acclaimed album (2006’s Made In Brookyn), and has appeared on numerous albums from the Wu family and beyond.

Now that he’s established himself as one of the Wu’s top swordsmen, Masta Killa is ready to crack open the vaults and unveil the next chapter in the Wu legacy.  Featuring rarities like "Black Mamba" and exclusive, never-commercially-available tracks like "Metal Lungies (OG Version)" and "Brain", Wu-Tang's Masta Killa Presents: The Next Chamber is an essential collection for fans of the Clan and the east-coast hip-hop aesthetic they helped create. “It’s a lot of hidden gems that I didn’t know if the world was ready for,” explains Killa. “Every artistic creation for us is another chamber, so this is the next set of creations.”

The digital-only album, set to be released November 16th through Royal Lion Entertainment, features Masta Killa on every track, plus appearances from RZA, GZA, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Raekwon, U-God, Killah Priest, Timbo King, R.A. The Rugged Man, Pete Rock, and more.  In addition, fans who purchase The Next Chamber on iTunes will get five exlcusive video tracks showcasing live performances and interviews from the Wu.

While fans await Masta Killa’s third studio album Loyalty Is Royalty, The Next Chamber will hold them over. “The fans have been waiting so long for the main course, so I wanted to give them an appetizer," says MK. "This is the h'ordeuvres, something to whet your appetite.”

1. Rhyme Time Freestyle (ft. Masta Killa)
2. Unstoppable Threats (ft. GZA, Masta Killa & Prodigal Sunn)
3. Scram (ft. Masta Killa)
4. Just A Thought (ft. Masta Killa & GZA)
5. Money Comes First (ft. RZA & Masta Killa)
6. Chains (ft. Masta Killa, Killah Preist & R.A. The Rugged Man)
7. Fam Members Only (ft. GZA, RZA, & Masta Killa)
8. Brain (ft. Masta Killa)
9. Armoured Truck (ft. Masta Killa & Timbo King)
10. Always NY (ft. Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck & U-God)
11. Black Mamba (ft. Masta Killa, Ol' Dirty Bastard & RZA)
12. Noodles Pt. 2 (ft. Masta Killa)
13. The PJs (ft. Masta Killa, Pete Rock & Raekwon)
14. Metal Lungies (OG Version) (ft. Ghostface & Masta Killa)

PR: Boobe & Raheem DeVaughn Unveil "My Way" Music Video

From Yo! PR:

Boobe & Raheem DeVaughn Unveil "My Way" Music Video

There's only one way for rapper Boobe and that's all the way to the top of the Hip-Hop charts and the music game.

Boobe, who's real name is Roger Vincent, is a Washington DC native aka "The District" where he was born and raised. This is where he hit the ground running and earning his degree in the school of hard knocks. Boobe is well on his way to become a well known force in the Rap game as an artist and entrepreneur ready to make the whole world go nuts with his new single "My Way" featuring R&B crooner and multi-platinum recording artist Raheem DeVaughn and produced by hitmakers J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League (Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Young Jeezy).

"My single 'My Way' simply means to find your own way to achieve your goals! You don’t have to follow what others have done before. You can create your own lane and see what works best for you," explains Boobe.

The official music video, directed by Chris "Broadway" Romero, is an extraordinaire piece of work for the hit single "My Way", an instant anthem for the DMV movement.

"It was great working with Raheem as he is always ready when it comes to make good music. He just gets in the booth and let the track take over…no writing on paper, it always comes out right. I know Raheem for a long time now and we come from the same streets and the same struggles so it was a blessing working together," Boobe added.

In "The District", Boobe has set his sights on giving DC its own identity as a key player in creating the sound that distinguishes the South from the North. In the late 90's, Boobe discovered rapping as a mere hobby, in retrospect he didn't realize how far it would take him, but he never looked back on his pursuit to success. To escape the street life, several years later, Boobe pursued his vision to start his own label; One Way Records where he presently acts as the label's CEO and an artist in his own right. Ironically, the name of the label was tagged as a reminder of the one way street he lived on.

Boobe won over a sizable following in the DC area after releasing "One Way Up" in September 2003; an album declared an instant, certified classic with street credibility and fans galore. His debut album featured 17 songs, eight of which remained in regular rotation on XM Satellite Radio. "One Way Up" reached the Billboard charts three times and #2 in the country on XM Satellite Radio's 66 Raw channel. Following several successful underground mixtapes and independent releases, the young go-getter was grinding as part of the DC-based label he founded; now known as Oy Boyz Records. After other members came on board, they collectively decided to change the name of the label to Oy Boyz Records (formerly One Way Records).

Being focused, driven and motivated are the key ingredients to the future success of Oy Boyz Records. Selling well over 10,000 LP's independently, reaching the Billboard charts, performing in shows with major artists like Juvenile, Slim Thug, The Neptunes, Lil Wayne, Paul Wall, Pastor Troy, DJ Cannon and the Geto Boys just to name a few, having been featured in respected publications, has been the journey so far for a star in the making in less than 2 years.

With his crank beats and a hardcore sound, Boobe's motto is to stay focussed with his sites on the future; his new single "My Way" featuring Grammy nominated singer Raheem DeVaughn is a masterpiece of work, which proves to be a commercial hit on radio and in the clubs.

MP3: Kanye West f/ Jay-Z, Kid Cudi + More - "The Joy"

From M3W:

MP3: Kanye West f/ Jay-Z, Kid Cudi + More - "The Joy"

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MP3: FiveSeven6roup Presents "Mute Dialogue"

From J57:

MP3: FiveSeven6roup Presents "Mute Dialogue"

This is the first leak from "Mute Dialogue," an instrumental project compiled by J57 of the Brown Bag AllStars.  "Mute Dialogue" features many talented up & coming producers from all over North America.  The full project will be released for free on Wednesday.

FiveSeven6roup Presents "Mute Dialogue"

B.Lewis "Data Overload"
Video: Visual f/ Ale Nova - "What's Up Joe"

From Cesar Zamudio:

Video: Visual f/ Ale Nova - "What's Up Joe"

Video: King Hammer - "Better Run Run" (MC Hammer Jay-Z Diss)

Video: King Hammer - "Better Run Run" (MC Hammer Jay-Z Diss)

PR: Diverse - "Mind of a Lyricist Vol. 3"

From Clay Randle:

Diverse - "Mind of a Lyricist Vol. 3"

After much anticipation the wait is over! Diverse has released his third installment and conclusion to his Mind Of A Lyricist mixtape series. In a recent interview Diverse stated that his "MOALV3" (shortly titled) will be the finale of one chapter in his life and the beginning of a new one. With a strong stable of original production as well a few interesting remixes, listeners are definitely in for a treat. MOALV3 plays as an open book, summing up the personality of Diverse in a nutshell. Listeners should not only expect quality music but pure honesty, as this mixtape truly is a journey into the mind of a lyricist.


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