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Yak Ballz Leaks First Track Off Forthcoming EP
And First Leak From Def Jux Presents 4 (Sept. 1st Release Date)
Gas Galaxy


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As he prepares for his nationwide tour with DJX recording artist and close friend Cage this summer, Yak Ballz is putting the finishing touches on his upcoming release, Gas Galaxy, and EP due out on Definitive Jux sometime in fall of 2009.

Queens-born and bred Yak has spent a decade in underground hip-hop making two promising LPs; 2004's My Claim and 2009's Scifentology 2 (Available for digital download from

Although a newcomer to some Def Jux fans, Yak Ballz has long been part of the DJX family and Weathermen crew (along with label mates and friends; Cage, El-P, Aesop Rock, Tame One, Camu Tao, and others). In fact, Yak's work with Aesop Rock, who did the production for his song Dirt Empire, has seen great success for both artists; proving once again Aesop's talents as a producer, and helping Yak's MTVu Freshman winning video to land over 40,000 views.

Yak's brand new website, is up and running now, cop the song Gas Galaxy today!!

And catch Yak Ballz and Cage in your home town this summer!!!

Thu    2-Jul    Brooklyn, NY    Southpaw
Fri    3-Jul    Brooklyn, NY    Southpaw  Southpaw
Sat    4-Jul    Toronto, ONT    El Mocambo
Sun    5-Jul    Cleveland, OH    Grog Shop
Tue    7-Jul    Chicago, IL    Reggies
Wed    8-Jul    Minneapolis, MN    Triple Rock
Fri    10-Jul    Denver, CO    Marquis
Sat    11-Jul    Salt Lake City, UT    Urban Lounge
Mon   13-Jul    Seattle, WA    Nectars    
Tue    14-Jul    Vancouver, BC    Richards
Wed   15-Jul    Portland, OR    Hawthorne
Fri    17-Jul    San Francisco, CA    Great American M Hall
Sat    18-Jul    Los Angeles, CA    El Rey Theater
Mon    20-Jul    San Diego, CA    Belly Up
Tue    21-Jul    Phoenix, AZ    Chasers
Wed    22-Jul    Albuquerque, NM    Launchpad  
Fri    24-Jul    Dallas, TX    Haileys
Sat    25-Jul    Austin, TX    Emo's
Sun    26-Jul    New Orleans, LA    Parish at  House Of Blues
Mon    27-Jul    Atlanta, GA    Masquerade
Tue    28-Jul    Carboro, NC    Local 506
Wed    29-Jul    Washington, DC    DC 9
Thu    30-Jul    Philadelphia. PA    First Unitarian Church
Fri    31-Jul    Boston, MA    Harpers
Sat    1-Aug    Providence, RI    Living Room

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E1 Music to Release Wu-Tang Clan's "Chamber Music"




(New York, NY) - New York stand up! Staten Island put one fist in the air! On Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 E1 Music is set to release CHAMBER MUSIC, a brand new project from the Wu-Tang which pairs original Clan MCs with classics ‘90s rap veterans.

The project is Executive Produced by RZA.

CHAMBER MUSIC features: Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, RZA, U-God and Inspectah Deck, plus affiliate Killah Priest, alongside classic hip hop MCs such as AZ, Havoc (Mobb Deep), Cormega, Kool G Rap, Masta Ace, Sadat X (Brand Nubian) and Sean Price (Heltah Skeltah).

The return-to-form sound of CHAMBER MUSIC is the album hardcore Wu-Tang fans have waited years for.

CHAMBER MUSIC’s throw-back sound is inspired by classic soul and kung fu imagery.  It features a combination of new beats and live instrumentation by Brooklyn soul band The Revelations (all supervised by RZA) shaped in a classic vibe, reminiscent of the group’s 36 Chambers album but with a completely updated, modern twist.

Wu-Tang supreme architect RZA weighs in, “This album has a very live element of today’s musicians playing the vibe of Wu-Tang, know what I mean? The vibe we would normally sample, the vibe of things that we would accumulate through old soul songs, jazz songs, kung fu movies whatever, now you’ve got musicians that can play this vibe with Wu-Tang MC’s rapping over it. The goal of this album is definitely paying homage to our early sound. In the old days, we had to sample and find snares and things like that or chord changes just to make a beat. Now, this is being done it with a band. A lot of times, you hear rappers over a live band and that loses the hip-hop because a lot of those bands from the old days wasn’t from the hip-hop generation. On this album, we make it sound like it was in the 36 Chambers era. To me, what also adds to this album, you’ve got the Wu-Tang MCs but you also got your other favorite MCs from that era like Havoc, Cormega and others. This album can be played with a live band and it will sound BIG.”

The album’s first focus track “Harbor Masters” featuring Ghostface, AZ and Inspectah Deck brings back that gutter real hip hop from back in the day.

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Also spreading now is “Ill Figures” featuring RZA, Raekwon, and Kool G Rap.

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The track listing for CHAMBER MUSIC is as follows:

1. Redemption
2. Kill Too Hard Ft. RZA, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa
3. The Abbot Ft. RZA
4. Harbor Masters Ft. RZA, Ghostface Killah, Az, Inspectah Deck
5. Sheep State Ft. Rza
6. Radiant Jewels Ft. RZA, Raekwon, Cormega, Sean Price
7. Supreme Architecture Ft. RZA
8. Evil Deeds Ft. RZA, Ghostface Killah, Havoc
9. Wise Men Ft. RZA
10. I Wish You Were Here Ft. RZA, Ghostface Killah, Tre Williams
11. Fatal Hesitation
12. Ill Figures Ft. RZA, Raekwon, Kool G Rap
13. Free Like ODB Ft. RZA
14. Sound The Horns
15. Enlightened Statues Ft. RZA
16. NYC Crack Ft. RZA
17. One Last Question Ft. RZA

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New Videos - Tame One, Breez Evahflowin, Tanya Morgan & More

Time for some new videos to debut on the RapReviews newsfeed! This week we start with Tame One's "Anxiety Attacks."

Next up is Breez Evahflowin's lumberjack attack "When You Fall."

If you didn't hear Poison Pen on the latest edition of the Adam B Experience, (1) GO LISTEN TO THAT and (2) Check out "BK's Fat Boy" right here on Dollar Van Demos.

Eternia & MoSS are doing a web series on the road to their new album release, and the first episode is titled "Wrestlemania in Queens.

Last but not least here's Tanya Morgan performing "So Damn Down" live at Fat Beats.

Yung Ralph - Bought That D (Single)

Review by Steve 'Flash' Juon

Artist: Yung Ralph
Title: Bought That D
Label: Money Maker/Big Cat Records

The title here is a little mystifying. On the song Ralph brags over and over again that he "bought that bitch," which makes me think the peeps who leaked this to me either made a typo, or the label decided that would be too explicit of a title for his single. The song isn't edited so it really doesn't make difference, as the only way this would get radio play is to be heavily cleaned up. My advice would be not to bother - it's another AutoTune chain swangah song with aspirations to be the next hybrid of Lil Wayne and Kanye. These songs aren't just a dime a dozen any more - they're a dime a thousand. Skip this one unless you're riding in the car, it comes on XM, and you can't take your hands off the wheel long enough to change the station.

Renz Julian f/ E-40, Twista - Pop N Lock

Review by Steve 'Flash' Juon

Artist: Renz Julian f/ E-40, Twista
Title: Pop N Lock
Label: FOD Entertainment

Put two of my favorite rappers from V-Town and Chicago on a track and you're guaranteed to catch my attention. Unfortunately for Renz Julian that's ALL that is notable about "Pop N Lock." There's no reason to even listen to the second verse - you could cut it entirely and the song would be just as good if not a little better. 40's verse at the end is a little too short but he manages to outspeed Twista with the flow AND be twice as interesting as Julian. Obviously this is an up-and-coming rapper with a very big bankroll to spend on guest appearances but nothing about his rhymes on this song or the track that he flows on is worth mentioning again after this review. See you next time Renz, and come with some better ish.

Clipse - I'm Good (Single)

Review by Steve 'Flash' Juon

Artist: Clipse
Title: I'm Good
Label: Columbia Records

"You can find me in the streets, even in a drought/My mattress is full, why shouldn't I be out?" Nothing has changed in 2009. Malice and Pusha T are still as braggadocious as ever, and to keep things even more familiar, Pharrell is on the track and the beat. You can't really blame Clipse though - there's no reason to reinvent the wheels they've been riding on when they've rolled this far to date. Far from hating, I'm happy to hear silly raps like "Cruisin' on them 22's got me sittin pretty/You should hear that engine purr - hear kitty kitty!" If Clipse suddenly decided to get profound, I'd get worried. This is a light track over a whistling electronic beat that as stated in song is "no offense to you" - it's just Clipse doin' what they do.

The Adam B Experience (ABX) Podcast #20!

The Adam B Experience

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Hip-Hop Shop #35 - Del, Tanya Morgan, Pseudo Slang & More

Hip-Hop Shop is the precursor to K4D every week on Sunday night. Episode 35 features Del, Tanya Morgan, Pseudo Slang (with the surprising return of Grap Luva) and more! If you would like to sponsor Hip-Hop Shop please send an e-mail to for more information. The Hip-Hop Shop is 100% podsafe so distribute to your friends and tell them to visit!

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Featured tracks this week:

* Del the Funky Homosapien - Straight From the Big Bad West Coast
* Finale - Paid Homage (Tribute to Dilla)
* Tanya Morgan - Bang N Boogie
* Wordsmith - Twilight of My Arrival
* J57 f/ Mr. Porter - There's Only Hope
* Pseudo Slang f/ Grap Luva - Walkin'
* Trends - No

New Grand Puba Single - I See Dead People

For Immediate Release

June 12th, 2009

Grand Puba, the legendary MC and member of Brand Nubian, drops the 2nd single, "I See Dead People” Featuring Rell & Lord Jamar off of his forthcoming solo album Retroactive.

In stores June 23rd, Retroactive features production by Q-Tip, Large Professor, Grand Puba himself and more, and guest appearances from Kid Capri, Q-Tip, Lord Jamar, Sadat X, Large Professor and more.

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In Stores June 23rd, 2009
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K-Murdock's Newest Neosonic Production - SS: "Instros"

Fresh for the kick-off of summer (unless u live where i do where its been summer since March), its the latest episode of Subsoniq: "Instru-mentals". Please download, spread the word, and if u got a question or request, then leave a comment below or in my C-box (in the upper-right hand corner of this page). Thanx for listening and stay tuned as i got some summer surprises on deck for July and August...

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