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NEW @K_NERS - Voice of the City Album Sampler

NEW K*NERS - Voice of the City Album Sampler

Alex: K*NERS releases a sampler of his eagerly awaited new album 'Voice of the City' featuring guest appearances from Sway, Roots Manuva, Harry Shotta and more.

Video: @Manifestive Interview & Performance on BBC

Video: M.anifest Interview & Performance on BBC

Fui: M.anifest is the first artist featured on this season's BBC Africa Beats program. He teams up with Kwame Yeboah & OBY Band to give an excellent performance of his songs "Debi Debi" and "Someway Bi."

J. Sands - The Poet Tree of Life - AVAILABLE NOW!!! (@TheFakeJSands)

J. Sands - The Poet Tree of Life - AVAILABLE NOW!!!

BUKA: New video - "Alone."

From the LP The Poet Tree of Life in stores 9/16/2014
***WATCH 1080 HD***
Produced by Double K from People Under The Stairs

Album available now at

Audio: @KaziWhispers and Euro League - "Move Different" (@DiamondMedia360)

Audio: Kazi Whispers and Euro League - "Move Different"

DM360: While Toronto might be looked upon as Canada's Hip-Hop capital, you'd be a fool to count out Montreal and the amazing talents they've been creating as of late. From indie, to electronic, to trap, the province has transformed into a hotbed for creatives. While Kazi Whispers, the MTL birthed emcee who has moved to NYC to further his career, may be situated in the States, he nevertheless still holds his hometown with him, an aspect that is present in his music.

Video: Five Steez - "Welcome" (@FiveSteez)

Video: Five Steez - "Welcome"

Steez: I have just put out my new music video for my latest single 'Welcome' from my EP 'These Kingston Times', which will be released on October 14.

@Lecrae Sits In With The Roots On The Tonight Show (@ReachRecords @StacheMedia)

Lecrae Sits In With The Roots On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Stache: Rapper Lecrae, In A Battle For Top Slot On The Albums Chart Will Guest Star With The Roots On His Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Appearance

On Tuesday, Sept. 9th, Grammy-award winning hip-hop artist Lecrae released his seventh studio album, Anomaly to critical acclaim. Early sales projections have him battling for chart supremacy, according to Billboard Magazine. Just in time for this historical release, Lecrae will sit in with The Roots on The Tonight Show as a guest star performing his hit, "All I Need Is You," amongst other records on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.

Featuring guest artists Andy Mineo, Kari Jobe, for King and Country and Crystal Nicole the album is available now. Anomaly has already impressively landed at #1 on the iTunes Hip-Hop chart and predicted to debut at the top of the overall album chart later this week.

Lecrae, known for his music message that is often at odds with his hip-hop peers, speaks of monogamy, contentment, and faith. While remaining true to his beliefs, Lecrae has managed to garner critical media buzz, release chart-topping albums and mixtapes, headline the highest ticketed tour in the country, draw a Grammy nomination and win a Grammy award for Best Gospel Album.

Lecrae has been praised by mainstream and hip-hop press alike with features in Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, XXL, Essence Magazine, Billboard and Vibe Magazine, among others. Radio personality and MTV News Executive Producer Sway Calloway recently proclaimed Lecrae's music as the "Evolution of Hip-Hop."

Most recently, Lecrae's co-headlined tour, "Winter Jam" was rated as the highest ticketed tour in the country (First Quarter) this year by Pollstar.

He's performed on the BET Network's Hip Hop Awards and the BET Experience, was featured on Statik Selektah's mixtape, toured with the famed "Rock The Bells Tour" and released a mixtape that soared to double platinum status on Datpiff garnering over 500,000 downloads. The mixtape, Church Clothes, debuted at #10 on iTunes as an EP, and charted on Billboard.

Gravity, Lecrae's last studio album broke industry records when it debuted with 70,490 units sold in

its first week--making it the #1 Rap Album, #1 Independent Album, #3 on the Billboard 200, and earning Lecrae the Grammy award for Best Gospel Album. His previous album, Rehab, landed on

Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart debuting at No. 17, while reaching No. 3 on the Top 10 Albums chart on iTunes. In 2013, Lecrae released his follow-up mixtape Church Clothes 2. The mixtape was hosted by Don Cannon and executive produced by Street Symphony. It featured several artists including Grammy-nominated B.o.B., Paul Wall, Novel, Kevin Ross, Crystal Nicole, King Mez; label mates Derek Minor and Tedashii, as well as production from Grammy Award-winning producers Boi-1da, David Banner, ThaInnaCircle, Dirty Rice, Tyshane and more.

Lecrae's message spreads beyond his music, however. He's a guest speaker at several major conferences and speaks to many professional sports teams throughout the year. ESPN noted, "Lecrae is highly sought after by players around the league -- and even team chaplains - - for his prayer sessions. Lecrae either does them at the arena or stadium or the visiting team's hotel, typically starting two hours before the game and lasting 45 minutes."

Lecrae's next tour, presented by Live Nation and Premier Productions, went on sale on Friday, July 25th. Featuring special guests Andy Mineo and DJ Promote, The Anomaly Tour kicks off in Houston on October 3rd.

Upcoming Lecrae Tour Dates

Date Venue | Location
October 3 Berry Center | Houston, TX
October 4 Verizon Theatre | Dallas, TX
October 5 Tobin Center for the Performing Arts | San Antonio, TX
October 9 * Paramount Theatre | Denver, CO
October 10 * Abravanel Hall | Salt Lake City, UT
October 12 Hollywood Palladium | Los Angeles, CA
October 15 The Warfield | San Francisco, CA
October 17 Crystal Ballroom | Portland, OR
October 18 Revolution Concert House & Event Center | Boise, ID
October 19 ShoWare Center | Seattle, WA
October 23 The Riverside | Milwaukee, WI
October 24 Skyway Theatre | Minneapolis, WI
October 25 Independence Events Center | Independence, MO
October 26 Aragon Entertainment Center | Chicago, IL
October 30 The DeltaPlex | Grand Rapids, MI
October 31 Murat Theatre at Old National Centre | Indianapolis, IN
November 1 The Louisville Palace | Louisville, KY
November 2 The Fillmore Silver Spring | Washington, D.C.
November 6 The Fillmore Detroit | Detroit, MI
November 8 Wellmont Theater | Montclair, NJ
November 9 Tower Theater | Philadelphia, PA
November 13 Times-Union Center Moran Theater | Jacksonville, FL
November 14 The Fillmore Miami Beach | Miami, FL
November 19 Mobile Civic Center Theater | Mobile, AL
November 20 Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center | Greensboro, NC
November 21 The Tabernacle | Atlanta, GA

* Andy Mineo will not be performing.

For a complete venue listing and ticket information, please visit: or .
Video: @RealDJPremier & @RoyceDa59 Present: @PRhyme_Official

Video: DJ Premier & Royce Da 5'9 Present: PRhyme

Matt: A new visual from DJ Premier & Royce Da 59 (PRhyme). What are Preemo and Royce working on? Announcement coming soon!

Video: @xDannyxBrownx f/ Purity Ring - "25 Bucks"

Video: Danny Brown f/ Purity Ring - "25 Bucks"

Video Director: NORTON
Video Producer(s): Stephen Buchanan, Jared Shelton, Dustin Highbridge
Video Production Company: More Media
Cinematographer: Sing Howe Yam
Visual FX: Brian Budak, NORTON, Varnish

Audio: @FlightTeam - "Hunnit Bandz" (@kaytiimontana)

Audio: FlightTeam - "Hunnit Bandz"

Kaitlin: Hailing from New Haven, CT, FlightTeam has already been making waves in the Tristate area, hitting radio and killing local shows. Today, GQ & Bugatti of Flight Team look to reach a larger audience with their club banger "Hunnit Bandz," produced by Novelty Beatz.

Audio: @CrisStreetz - "2AM" (prod. NocFly)

Audio: Cris Streetz - "2AM" (prod. NocFly)

C.S.: Cris Streetz is back with some NEW flames in the form of "2AM" & sharing it with YOU 1st! The track drops Monday on In Flex We Trust , All Hip Hop, You Heard That New & Blogs all over! ENJOY! US NVR THEM!

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