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MP3: Brisco f/ Ray J - "Kissin Me"

MP3: Brisco f/ Ray J - "Kissin Me"

Courtesy BF Blasts & Poe Boy Music Group.

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Video/MP3: Theology 3 & Mathematik - "Watch Out"

Video/MP3: Theology 3 & Mathematik - "Watch Out" (Prod. By Tone Mason)

Courtesy Audible Treats.

Continuing with the flurry of new singles from their recently released album, The New North, The Real Frequency collective has been hard at work shining light on Toronto's youngest and brightest hip-hop talent. Names like Shad, Kardinal Offishall, Boi-1-Da Rich Kidd, Marco Polo, JD Era, and many more – over 30 artists and producers total – grace the album. Included in that group is Theology 3 and Mathematik, who come together for this latest offering, "Watch Out," a track produced by Tone Mason.

"Objects appear bigger in the rearview/ And people don't respect you 'til they fear you/ And people don't listen when they hear you/ Always looking for something to compare to," begins the song, a refrain that winds up serving as not only the song's central chorus but also a mission statement for all artists hoping to establish themselves in the ever-crowded hip-hop landscape. For Theology 3 and Mathematiks, who are joined on the track by DJ Grouch, the collaboration came easy. "Me and Math had been building for a few months just on a mutual respect vibe," Thoelogy explains about the creation process. "When The Real Frequency crew offered up the chance to do a track for The New North album, we bounced around some ideas and made a New North banger!"

As with previous singles from the album, this latest track is accompanied by a Behind-The-Scenes video chat with Theology 3, where he breaks down The New North album, what The Real Frequency means to him, and speaks more on how his song came to be.

Download "Watch Out" here: .

MP3: Myka 9 f/ Aceyalone, Casual, Sunspot Jonz & Kirby Dominant "Oh Yeah... Alright"

MP3: Myka 9 f/ Aceyalone, Casual, Sunspot Jonz & Kirby Dominant "Oh Yeah... Alright"

Courtesy Matt B.

Freestyle Fellowship will be reuniting for the first-time in over a decade and releasing a new LP, The Promise, on Decon Records this fall.  Yet, before the Freestyle Fellowship reunion project surfaces, Myka 9 will release his fifth solo-LP, Mykology, on 10/3/11 on SoundVise Records.  Produced by Organized Elements and Myka 9 himself, it's full of the meticulous and intelligent rhymes that Myka has become so revered for.  Mykology's first teaser "I Must Cross," finds Myka poignantly dissecting the often-debated immigration crisis from a human rights perspective. The projects lead-single "Oh Yeah... Alright" finds Myka trading verses with Freestyle Fellowship member Aceyalone along with Casual, Sunspot Jonz & Kirby Dominant.

DL Link to Myka 9 f/Aceyalone, Casual, Sunspot Jonz & Kirby Dominant "Oh Yeah... Alright": .

*** The Artwork for Mykology was created by Mear One, a Los Angeles-based artist, commonly known as the 'Michelangelo' of graffiti.  As a graphic designer, Mear One has designed apparel for Conart, Kaotic, as well as his own Reform brand. Mear One has done album covers for artists like Non Phixion, Freestyle Fellowship, Alien Nation, Limp Bizkit, Busdriver and Daddy Kev. In 2004, Mear One joined artists Shepard Fairey and Robbie Conal to create a series of "anti-war, anti-Bush" posters for a street art campaign called "Be the Revolution" for the art collective Post Gen.

ERIMAJ + Alecia Chakour & The Osrah + Waajeed 9/29 Brooklyn

ERIMAJ + Alecia Chakour & The Osrah + Waajeed 9/29 Brooklyn

Courtesy Nora Ritchie.

ERIMAJ, Alecia Chakour & The Osrah, and Waajeed are getting together for a night of dirty soul, improvisational discovery, and hip-hop drenched jazz, next Thursday September 29th at the Littlefield performance and art space in Brooklyn.

From the abstract mind of world-renowned drummer Jamire Williams, ERIMAJ is a progressive new band stirring up the NYC scene that the New York Times called, "properly new, part of something larger, and still unnamed.". This group is comprised of some of the most honored and respected musicians in music today. Outside of his band, Jamire is a preeminent side musician working with the likes of Bilal, Jason Moran, Corrine Bailey Rae, Terrence Blanchard, Roy Hargrove, Christian Scott, and many more.

Dubbed a "breakout young artist" by the New York Times, Alecia Chakour is a soul siren. Armed with a bellowing voice, Alecia uses soul’s great arrangement styles of yesteryear as fodder, coalescing punchy horns, gospel harmonies and an ardent R&B feel to make remarkably honest music.

Along with her band the Osrah (family in Arabic), made up of some of the most unique, powerful and respected musicians from across the music scene, Alecia creates a raw sound deftly described as "sultry badass-ness."

Waajeed is one-half of the Platinum Pied Pipers and a staple in the Detroit music scene. He has produced tracks for Slum Village, Dwele, co-produced with J Dilla on Welcome 2 Detroit, and has worked with Roy Ayers and Radiohead.

Jamire Williams's Band ERIMAJ
Alecia Chakour & The Osrah
Waajeed (DJ)

When: Thursday September 29th at 9pm

Where: Littlefield, 622 Degraw St, Brooklyn (btwn 3rd and 4th Ave.)

Cost: $12


The Musicians:
The evening features a stellar line-up of musicians who have individually played with jazz legends like Billy Taylor and Yusef Lateef, jazz trailblazers Robert Glasper and Bilal, Sharon Jones's backing band The Dap-Kings, afro-beat masters Antibalas, Mingus Big Band, Ludacris, Apollo Sunshine and more.

Jamire Williams (Drums)
Corey King (Co-Musical Director, Trombone)
Chris Turner (Vocalist)
Matthew Stevens (Guitaris)
Vicente Archer (Bass)

Alecia Chakour & The Osrah
Sam Cohen (Guitar)
Alex Chakour (Bass)
Miles Arntzen (Drums)
Cochemea Gastelum (Sax)
Jaron Olevsky (Keys)
Igmar Thomas (Trumpet)
James Casey (Sax)
ERIMAJ - "Conflict Of A Man"

Watch: ERIMAJ - Conflict Of A Man (Directed by Tiombe Lockhart)

(Video) ERIMAJ - Conflict Of A Man (Directed by Timobe Lockhart): .
(Stream Track) ERIMAJ - Conflict Of A Man: .

A3C Announces Pick 3 Winners, Blog Party, DJBooth Showcase

A3C Announces Pick 3 Winners, Blog Party, DJBooth Showcase

Courtesy Audible Treats.

Dead Prez, Fashawn, Killa Kyleon, Ying Yang Twinz, And More Added To Festival Line-Up

(Brooklyn, NY – September 2011) The A3C Hip Hop Festival is excited to announce new showcases and artist additions, including the HipHopDX Pick 3 Winners,'s &'s Blog Party, a showcase, and more, all taking place during the three-day event from October 6th – 8th at The Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia. Three-day Festival passes are now available on the A3C for $40 online and will be available for $45 at the door.

New artists confirmed to perform at the 2011 Festival include Dead Prez, Ying Yang Twins, Da Beatminerz, Fashawn, Torae, Varsity Squad, Stanza, Grip Plyaz, Killa Kyleon, Voli, RayDawn, Reef The Lost Cauze, Statik Selektah, Sha Stimuli, A.Dd+ and Clan Destined.

New Jersey's Kosha Dillz, Michigan's JYoung The General and North Carolina's Joe Scudda won HipHopDX's Pick 3 interactive contest to join headliners Random Axe, Freeway and Homeboy Sandman on the October 6 showcase.

The showcase on October 7 presents Big K.R.I.T., Pill, Jean Grae, Aleon Craft, Saigon, Dee-1, J.NiCS, Shane Eli, Yonas, Jon Hope and the League of Extraordinary Gz. The stage will be hosted by Hustle Simmons. and have teamed up to present Blog Party on an outdoor stage on October 8 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. featuring artists MURS, Ski Beatz, Phil Ade, Young Scolla, Tabi Bonney, Nottz, G-Eazy, Huey Mack and NatNaiel.

In addition to more than 200 live performances, A3C provides educational and professional development content. There will be eleven panel discussions on topics including marketing, licensing, production, media, international strategy, visual interpretation, women in Hip Hop and more. Confirmed panelists include industry professionals such as DJ Burn One, Wendy Day of the Rap Coalition, HipHopDX Editor in Chief Jake Paine, John Gotty of the Smoking Section, SESAC's Cappriccieo Scates, Universal Music Group's Ricardo Spicer and A Tribe Called Quest's Jarobi.

Specific showcase, panel, artist, and event updates will continue to be announced through the A3C website through the event's start on October 6, 2011. For more information about becoming involved in the A3C as an artist, partner, volunteer or media representative, visit .

Mistah FAB & Sunspot Jonz Join Potluck & Glasses Malone Tour

Mistah FAB & Living Legends' Sunspot Jonz Join Potluck & Glasses Malone Tour

Courtesy Kerosene Media.

Potluck Releases New Video For "Last Call 4 Alcohol" Featuring Bosko
Mistah FAB and Living Legends' Sunspot Jonz have been added to the upcoming ‘Rhymes & Resin' Tour alongside Potluck, Glasses Malone and J Hornay. The fall tour is set to kick off on September 17th, 2011 in Denver, CO and run throughout October.
"I am excited to get out on the road with Potluck. They put on a great show and have dedicated fans and I know that a lot of my fans in these markets haven't gotten to see me recently so it's going to be a win for everyone involved," commented Mistah FAB. "I'm really pumped for fans to see the energy of my new live show and the vibe that DJ Tito Bell and I put out there!"
"I been making a movie the last thirteen months named Isis Dynasty, so I'm really excited to get back out on the road and performing live on this upcoming 'Rhymes & Resin Tour' with Potluck, Glasses Malone and Mistah FAB," added Sunspot Jonz. "These are going to be some shows that you definitely will not want to miss!"
Mistah FAB's name is synonymous with underground hero, selling over 200,000 albums independently and with his community activism. FAB is a trendsetter who has been at the forefront of some of the greatest movements in hip-hop from hyphy to underground, in addition to having his share of mainstream success. From Snoop Dogg's hit "Life of The Party" to his own chart toppers "Ghost Ride It" and "Hit Me On Twitter", Mistah FAB has managed to stay relevant over the course of his eight year career and he still hasn't even reached 30 years old! FAB's latest single "City Nights" featuring T-Pain was produced by hit makers The Cataracs and is already busting the radio open. FAB continues to prove why he is the "grind king" with three mixtapes this year, including "I Found My Backpack", "The Grind is A Terrible Thing V.2" and "The Realest S**t I never Wrote V.4". Fans can keep up to date with Mistah FAB online at!/mistahfab. /> 
Sunspot Jonz is touring in support of his new album "Galaxy of Dreams." The self‐proclaimed "King of the Four track" live shows are abundant in raw grit and energy and possess a side of the passion for the game that hasn't been seen or matched in hip‐hop for some time. He is an underground legend as well as a true art soldier who has paid his dues in full to the industry without ever selling out. He created Mystik Journeymen and then helped create the Living Legends alongside Luckyiam and today still continues to push the genre with his side ghetto tech group The Temper Twins. Sunspot Jonz's new video for "Suspended Animation" can be viewed online at .
Potluck have released their new video for the track "Last Call 4 Alcohol" featuring Bosko online at The track is the latest single from the group's new album "Rhymes & Resin", which is in stores courtesy of Suburban Noize Records.
Sep 17 - Denver, CO @ Roxy Lounge
Sep 21 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
Sep 22 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
Sep 23 - Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
Sep 24 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel Night Club
Sep 25 - Buffalo, NY @ Club W
Sep 27 - New York, NY @ Tammany Hall
Sep 28 - Worcester MA @ The Palladium
Sep 29 - Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
Sep 30 - Raleigh NC @ The Pour House Music Hall
Oct 01 - Atlanta GA @ Apache Café
Oct 02 – Charlotte, NC @ Casbah NC
Oct 03 - Norfolk, VA @ Jewish Mother Backstage
Oct 05 - Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live
Oct 06 - Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
Oct 08 - Jacksonville, FL @ Brewster's
Oct 10 - Columbia, MO @ Mojo's
Oct 12 - Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
Oct 13 - Des Moines, IA @ House of Bricks
Oct 14 - Omaha NE @ The Hideout
Oct 15 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Boonies
Oct 16 - St. Paul MN @ Station 4
Oct 18 - Seattle, WA @ EL Corazon
Oct 19 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater Lounge
Oct 20 - Eugene, OR @ The Rok
Oct 21 - Boise, ID @ Mardi Gras
Oct 22 - Reno, NV @ Reno Underground
Oct 23 - Salt Lake City UT @ Kilby Court
Oct 25 – Hollywood, CA @ Roxy
Oct 26 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
Oct 27 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse

Video: Parlae & Yung Ralph a/k/a "The Underdogs"

Video: Parlae & Yung Ralph a/k/a "The Underdogs"

Courtesy DJ Smallz.

Parlae & Yung Ralph AKA "The Underdogs" from DJ Smallz.

Rap duo projects seem to be a trend in 2011. From Kanye & Jay to Gucci & Waka, the next two to emerge are "The Underdogs" aka Parlae & Yung Ralph. We catch the two in the studio workin on the mixtape of the same name hosted by DJ Smallz coming soon.

Press Release: King of Kings XHD Releases 7 Track Demo

Press Release: King of Kings XHD Releases 7 Track Demo

Courtesy ArtistPR Music News Wire.

I'm a Christian Hip Hop Rap musician. Bringing the New Era to the music industries. The Lyrics are impressive and the beats is very unique. Adding a new sensation, also creativity to the music industries. These are music, that I produced from scratch, created, write and sing it portraits real life events tribulations. Speaking the truth, showing encouragement, guidence, wisdom, knowledge.

Giving it my best my all, always 100% every song, everything I produce gotta meet perfections making it worth it. Why would I waste my time right? Hoping to change the world for the better. For us to come to realization. The true meaning of life. I put countless days, nights, hours, hardwork and dedications into my music. Watch Life will unfold, the truth behind it all. Give it a chance, listen I promise no regrets.

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Press Release: The Teamsters Are IT

Press Release: The Teamsters Are IT

Courtesy ArtistPR Music News Wire.

The Teamsters: A hip-hop group based out of Jersey City, NJ comprised of four motivated, energized and talented young artists - B, Salic, Curt, and J. Kin. Formed a partnership with Fortune 5 Music Group in December of 2010. The main act for New Jersey's Spotlight Live event every other week hosted Hot 97's DJ Drewski.

This year the Teamsters have been touring throughout tri-state opening up for D-Block's Sheek Louch of the L.O.X. The Teamsters have also been building there internet buzz through the succesful #TeamstersThursdays series released on their website, music available now. The Teamsters debut mixtape "The Prequel" hosted by DJ Drewski released this summer. You can follow them on Twitter @teamstersmusic.

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Audio: Pee Duble - "Listen"

Audio: Pee Duble - "Listen"

Courtesy MoonChildVideos.

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