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Dan-e-o Hospitalized After Car Accident

Shocking news taken directly from Tha O Show website. He's going to be okay but this really sucks all the same:

"Dan-e-o, co-founder of Tha O Show returned home from his vacation in Cuba on Saturday night. Less than 18 hours later, Dan-e-o was involved in a serious car accident.

While driving through an intersection in his hometown of Scarborough, Ontario - some dumbass bitch made a left hand turn without even seeing your bro there. She cut through Dan's car and instantly wrote it off.

Dan was immobilized by EMTs and rushed to hospital as a precaution. He was released several hours later and while he's still in pain, he is resting and is going to be ok."

Truth Now - Because No One Likes an MC Who Lies

Sometimes I meet artists in the most interesting of places. After learning a little bit about Truth Now from BS’ Artist Of The Week feature, I finally met him after Homeboy Sandman’s album release party earlier this month. I didn’t meet him inside the club, though. Rather, I met Truth Now in the subway station as we were waiting for the 6 train uptown to arrive. He, Grey Matter, and I ended up hopping on the 6 when it arrived and within minutes an impromptu Subway Series freestyle session broke out with Grey Matter providing the beat boxing and Truth Now killin it with the rhymes. I was impressed, and after hearing the first song off of Truth Now’s collaborative effort with BS I decided to catch up with him to find out more about the man and his music. Turns out that in addition to his skills on the mic, Truth Now has some very unique thoughts on politics, which he shared with me, along with some news regarding his upcoming album with BS, and where he likes to chill in NYC that isn’t hip-hop related.

Read the full interview at:

Free Download: Scholarman - "Fatherhood Dreamlovers Mix" EP

From Soganic Music:


We wanted to take the time to wish all of the father's a happy father's day early. We hope you enjoy your weekend!

With that said, we present you with something fresh to ride to this weekend. Check out the "Fatherhood Dreamlovers Mix" EP by ScholarMan. On this project, ScholarMan pays tribute to dedicated fathers by presenting a handful of tracks that are fatherhood inspired. With samples borrowed from The Dreamlovers, this EP features artists Anonamas and Silent War. Read a personal message from ScholarMan about the project at the download page.

Download it today!

Please spread the word to your friends, family, readers, followers, or anyone who you feel may enjoy this project!! Thank you for the continued support!


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Video: Thaione Davis - "Quality Control"

Thaione Davis - Quality Control

taken from the upcoming album "GOODENOUGH"
download the single here ----->
New Music From Matchstik

From Kisha MGM:

He's been featured in Billboard, as an artist to watch for and now Matchstik is in the middle of a bidding war between two major labels. The winning label will have a jewel on their hands. As a rapper, songwriter, and producer - Allen Forrest aka Matchstik, is a triple threat who's shared the stage with Joe Budden and Sean Paul. His indie-released single "Surina's Song" debuted in London and sold well over 100,000 ringtones. Not bad huh?

Matchstik, the Los Angeles resident, has worked with a few notable producers like Jean Baptise (Black Eyed Peas) and Derrick Bamble (Whitney, Toni Braxton, Will Smith and David Bowie). In fact, Matchstik and Jean Baptise have a joint entitled "Nothing is Free."

Check out a few of his tracks, if you like them.... please share w/your readers :)

"Nothing is Free" produced by Jean Baptise

For more music visit:

Video: Sway - "Blow The Whistle"

Sway - Blow The Whistle (Video)

New Sway Freestyle 'Blow The Whistle' video from the UK's #1!




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Sway featuring Donae'o - Pop A Bottle
Released July 12th!
J. Cardim Set To Release "Dice Music Group: The IN Crowd"

From Zack Einhorn at Dice Music Group:

June 15th, 2010 – ‘Your Favorite Rapper’s Favorite Producer J. Cardim is set to release his new compilation-style project Dice Music Group: The IN Crowd in the coming weeks. The star-studded project, a follow up to last year’s critically acclaimed Your Favorite Rapper’s Favorite Producer (hosted by DJ Envy) is presented by premier blog crew the New Music Cartel (,,,,, and and hosted by mixtape DJ extraordinaire, Evil Empire.

       J. Cardim, a New Yorker by way of Rio De Janeiro and Boston has seen his stock rise over the course of the past 12 months, adding hip hop heavy-weights Ludacris, Akon, Gucci Mane, Jadakiss, Joe Budden, among others, to his already impressive resume which includes Lil’ Wayne, Fat Joe, Talib Kweli, Styles P and more.  In addition to working with many talented artists, Cardim won’s producer competition, receiving a 3-song production deal with Universal Motown and a $15,000 advance. He was also fortunate enough to contribute music to Dr Dre’s much-anticipated DetoxDice Music Group: The IN Crowd). album via the Ludacris-referenced “OGs Theme” (included as a bonus track on

      While last year’s Your Favorite Rapper’s Favorite Producer was essentially an anthology of J. Cardim’s past work, Dice Music Group: The IN Crowd is comprised almost entirely of new and unreleased music. “With YFRFP we wanted to draw people’s attention to songs that they had probably already heard but didn’t know J produced. It was his introduction to the world as his own brand. With Dice Music Group: The IN Crowd we want to do two things. One, we want to give people an album of brand new music they have never heard before from artists that they already enjoy and two, we wanted to showcase the artists that are signed to our production company, Dice Music Group. In many instances we did both of these things at once by putting together exclusive songs featuring a known artist collaborating with a Dice Music artist. At the end of the day these artists are the future of our company. This is their coming out party and a precursor to their own projects” says Zack Einhorn, J. Cardim’s manager and partner in production company, Dice Music Group.

      The track list for Dice Music Group: The IN Crowd will be released shortly and boasts appearances from Ludacris, Jadakiss, Akon, Joe Budden, Styles P, Juelz Santana and many more as well as Dice Music Group artists Ariez Onasis, TUGE Palermo, Sha Stimuli and G-Eyez.
Slum Village "Villa Manifesto" Webisode 2

From Chris Herche at Koch/E1 Entertainment:

Slum Village "Villa Manifesto" Webisode 2: In The Lab Part 2

Slum Village

"Villa Manifesto" Webisode 2: In The Lab Part 2

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KRU Records Says Thank You for Supporting "Cabin Fever"

From KRU Records:

KRU Records Says Thank You for Supporting "Cabin Fever"

A big shout to all of you who have been ordering and spreading the word about Side Effect's "Cabin Fever" album! While we do love getting a print or online review, nothing is more rewarding than positive feedback from real people, and nothing is more powerful in building a strong buzz about something than word of mouth from real people. So thanks so much for all your help in that regard! "Cabin Fever" is available now on iTunes from and on CD format (with 4 bonus tracks) from  both versions are $6.99.

"Karma Response Unit B-Sides 2000-2010" drops this Tuesday June 22nd on iTunes! 13 songs spanning the labels 10 years of releases, featuring music by: 40th Dimension, Reef the Lost Cauze, Jake Lefco, Side Effect, Snuff of Media 101, Briz, DJ Kwestion (Jedi Mind Tricks/Skratch Makaniks), Scandal of 40D, and more. It will be $9.99.

And for those in the Philly area we wanted to let you know about a screening of the film Ice Grill USA which is playing tomorrow at 2:30 pm at the Hilton on City Ave as part of the Urban Suburban Film Festival 2010. It's supposed to be a great venue and an exciting up and coming festival:

The Ice Grill USA film score was done by Rich Nichols of the Roots and features music from our boy Jake Lefco, as well as Atmosphere, Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Big Noyd, El-P, Kidz In The Hall, Blu & Exile, Bronze Nazareth and more! You can find out more about the film by visiting their website at:

And If you're in the NYC area Jake Lefco is performing live tonight at the Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery). Doors at 945. $8 cover. Performances at 1030. Jake will be going on around 11:30. Also performing are; El Gant, Jonny Rooms, Dutch Master Spence, Premonition and IC WIll.


Plies' GOON AFFILIATED Hits #1 on Billboard Rap/HipHop Charts

From Anne Watkins:

Plies' GOON AFFILIATED Hits #1 on Billboard Rap/HipHop Charts

As Plies says, it's an ANTIQUE

New York, NY (June 17th, 2010) -Just last Tuesday June 8th, rapper Plies dropped his fourth album Goon Affiliated, which has created such a national buzz that it's currently ranked #1 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop chart as well as #1 on Billboard's Rap chart. On top of that, Plies' Goon Affiliated is also #5 on Billboard's Top 200 chart, ranked before Justin Bieber's album "My World 2.0" at #6 and for the time being, comfortably ranked behind Glee: The Music, Journey to Regionals soundtrack (#1), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack (#2), Christina Aguilera's "Bionic" (#3) and Jack Johnson's "To The Sea" (#4). Out of last week's top-downloaded albums across all genres, Goon Affiliated also ranked #13 on Billboard's Digital Album chart.

Other than Usher's album "Raymond V Raymond", Plies is currently the only other rapper who has made the top 20 of Billboards Top 200 albums this week, which includes all genres of music and ranked by sales data compiled weekly by Nielsen SoundScan. After only one week of sales, it is clear that Plies' Goon Affiliated is definitely his most buzzed about album to date and for the first time, Plies has truly broken into the mainstream market. Last year, you never would have thought you'd hear rapper Plies featured on MTV's girl-drama The Hills -did you?

Previously, Plies first album "The Real Testament" (released: August 7th, 2007) and second album "Definition of Real" (released: June 10th, 2008) are both RIAA Certified Gold. Compared to Plies last three albums, Goon Affiliated is his first album that he has ever included another artist's rap feature and he also worked with a new group of producers to complete the project. Deciding to make these changes, Plies only wanted to work with the best and as a result, the album features some of the music industry's top names including Young Jeezy, Keri Hilson, Fabolous and Fella. The team of producers that Plies worked with on Goon Affiliated included Clinton Sparks (She Got It Made), Fat Boi (Model), J.R. Rotem (Becky), MGI/Dynamic (Look Like), Zaytoven (Awesome), WMGI/Ronnie Jones (Chirpin' and Flaw), and Justice League (All I Know).

Goon Affiliated track list includes:

1. Go Live;   2. Rob Myself;    3. Awesome (Feat. Fella);   4. Bruh Bruh;  5. Get My Ni**as Out;    6. Flaw; 7. Becky; 8.Kitty Kitty;  9. Whatever I Say; 10. Goonette; 11. Good D*ck; 12. Model;  13. Look Like (Feat. Fabolous & Jeezy);  14.All I Know;  15. She Got It Made; 16. LEGGO;  17. Chirpin (Feat. Fella);  18. Bricks On Me; 19. Medicine (Feat. Keri Hilson)  20. Letter

This Saturday June 19th, Plies will be in Atlanta, GA for the HOT 107.9 Birthday Bash 15 Concert where he will be performing live at the Phillips Arena. Plies has also recently announced that he will be headlining his first national tour being kicked in the next couple weeks. For up to date information about Plies, Goon Affiliated or his upcoming tour, please visit or follow him on Twitter:

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