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Video: Murs - "316 Ways" (prod. Ski Beatz)


Video: Murs - "316 Ways" (prod. Ski Beatz)

Courtesy Dunn Deal PR.

Cali underground rap legend Murs proudly presents the music video for "316 Ways", premiering today on MTV to celebrate today's release of Love & Rockets Volume 1: The Transformation, his new album produced entirely by Ski Beatz, the man behind classic tracks for Jay-Z, Mos Def, Camp Lo and many more. Love & Rockets comes courtesy of BluRoc, the fledgling imprint headed by ex-Roc-A-Fella co-owner Damon Dash, who also counts rappers Tabi Bonney and Da$h, singer McKenzie Eddy and musician Sean O'Connell on his roster.

Video: The Lo Frequency "The Making of the Export Episode 2"


Video: The Lo Frequency "The Making of the Export Episode 2"

Courtesy of Iconoclast Multimedia.

The Lo Frequency recently completed production of our debut EP The Export. Here is Episode 2 in a 4 part series giving you an inside look into the recording session process.

PR: Free CL Smooth "American Me" Remixes


PR: Free CL Smooth "American Me" Remixes

Courtesy of Mello Music Group.

Gensu Dean was called upon a few years back to remix the American Me album from CL Smooth.  The project was never officially released, but the stellar collection of remixes did garner some attention from serious heads. To celebrate Dean's signing to Mello Music Group and the release of his upcoming album "Standard Life", Gensu Dean decided to bless future fans with the complete CL Smooth American Me remixes.

[Free Download] Gensu Dean "The CL Smooth American Me Remixes" http://mellomusicgroup.bandcamp.com/album/the-cl-smooth-american-me-remixes .

About Gensu Dean:

Based out of Dallas, Texas, Gensu Dean is a producer who has been quietly laying down some heavy tracks in Hiphop. His first production credits were on Crooked Letterz (David Banner) debut record Grey Skies. Since then Dean has had production featured on Brand Nubian's Lord Jamar's The 5% Album and Sadat X's Black October, and Melatone's Memoirs & Melodies. Gensu Dean has been called upon by labels to remix projects from CL Smooth to Ol Dirty Bastard. Dean is known for his classic use of the Emu SP1200, the result of which has earned him co-signs from legends like DJ Spinna, DJ Premier and the King of Rock, DMC of the world renowned Run DMC. His debut album is ready for 1st quarter release and promises to have heads spinning with a dense line-up of classic emcees over top of some rugged production.

PR: Jellyfish Brigade "Sunflowers" Free on October 13th


PR: Jellyfish Brigade "Sunflowers" Free on October 13th

Courtesy of Jellyfish Brigade.

Jellyfish Brigade is excited to announce the release of their new single "Sunflowers", which will be available for FREE download on October 13th, 2011 at www.jellyfishbrigade.com .

Picking up where their debut "Gills and a Helmet" left off, the songs featured on "Sunflowers" combine the soulful, heart on the sleeve vocals of Lucas Dix with the whimsical melodies and grounding beats of Jeffrey Acciaioli's production. The release's title track is a chlorophyll colored piece showcasing the musical and personal growth of the duo. Blooming over a jazzy, drum and bass influenced hook, Dix croons the chorus "I've a long way to go", highlighting the cycles of a seemingly endless journey. The second track is a wine soaked remix of fellow portland artist Natasha Kmeto's "Want You Too", an R&B/Hiphop manifestation of summer time love at dusk. Together both songs present a vibrant soundtrack of transition, whether it be the slow change of summer to fall, the ending of a relationship, or the desire to break free of stagnation and grow towards the light.

"Sunflowers" will be available at www.jellyfishbrigade.com for FREE on Thursday, October 13th, 2011.

Video: Kosha Dillz - "Sweatpants Song"


Video: Kosha Dillz - "Sweatpants Song"

Courtesy KD World.

Kosha: "Today is a big day. My music video for the Sweatpants Song is here and I am playing two shows at the State Theatre in New Brunswick NJ that are nearly sold out with the one and only YO GABBA GABBA tour!"

Video: Nick Nemesis - "May I Help You? (Behind the Scenes)"


Video: Nick Nemesis - "May I Help You? (Behind the Scenes)"

Nick: "We took a short lil 20 min ride down to philly and shot 3 videos in one night. This is all the behind the scenes and first looks to all the vids! Full videos coming soon! Stay Tuned!"

PR: Kristoff Krane @ The Turf Club on October 21st, 2011


PR: Kristoff Krane @ The Turf Club on October 21st, 2011

Kristoff Krane, No Bird Sing, Red Pens, and Rank Strangers will visit the Turf Club for a general admission (standing room) show in mid-October. This will be the homecoming show for Kristoff Krane and No Bird Sing as they return from their Theft of the Commons West Coast tour in late September.

"When was the last time you heard a song for the very first time and it made you weep?  It's beautiful, tragic, and hopeful all at once.  Listen to the song "Miracle?" by Kristoff Krane, consider it a personal favorite."
- Barb Abney, 89.3 the Current

FLYER LINK: http://s232.photobucket.com/albums/ee210/Kristoffkrane/?action=view&current=oct21stflyer.jpg .

PROMO VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JQcPgDitqUhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JQcPgDitqU .

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=268705313150716 .

The Ticket: $7 at the door.
AGE: 21+.
DOOR: Doors at 9pm.

Call or write Brady O'Rourke with any questions: 651-587-5069 or skillkrane@gmail.com.

* http://www.kristoffkrane.weebly.com/ *

Video: Billy Blue - "Story of My Life (Episode 1)"


Video: Billy Blue - "Story of My Life (Episode 1)"

Courtesy of Poe Boy Ryan.

Check out Billy Blue as he heads to Atlanta to link up with Akon and the Konvict Family!

MP3: Headnodic f/ Kat (O1O) - "Peppers Lullabye"


MP3: Headnodic f/ Kat (O1O) - "Peppers Lullabye"

Courtesy Matt B.

Headnodic's Red Line Radio LP marked the full length debut of Headnodic as a headlining artist, and it's a firm indication that his musical explorations are already becoming the classics of the future.

Attached are two of Headnodic's most recent creations, a remix of Little Dragon's "Little Man" f/Kat (O1O) and the video for "Peppers Lullabye" which is from his Red Line Radio LP.

Headnodic & Kat (O1O) - Remix of Little Dragon's "Little Man"
* http://hulkshare.com/5c7ysamhmwv2 *

Headnodic's "Pepper's Lullabye" video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pUOdYSk-sI and link to MP3: http://hulkshare.com/nrta14m2g2se .

MP3: Kid Ink - "Wheels Up"


MP3: Kid Ink - "Wheels Up"

Courtesy Papa Smirf.

* http://www.sendspace.com/file/l00syf *
* http://www.datpiff.com/Kid-Ink-Wheels-Up-mixtape.263019.html *

Los Angeles, CA - Tha Alumni Music Group releases Kid Ink's Official new Mixtape "Wheels Up." This is a DJ Free project including features from Nipsey Hussle, Tyga, 2 Chainz, Travis Porter, J. Valentine & Sterling Simms. "Wheels Up" consists of all original music with production from the likes of Lex Luger, Megaman, Cardiak, Hit-Boy, Sonny Digital, KE, Nard & B and More!! This album is Executive Produced by DJ ill Will. Ill Will adds:

"This time around we decided to make a project a little more fundamental at the mixtape core, we went a little less pop and focused more on the rapping side of things. I think Ink has proved himself as a great song writer already, this project was intended to prove he can move the streets and hip-hop heads as well."
 
Kid Ink adds:

"I challenged myself with this one; I think writing and making pop & R&B records comes really easy for me, but this time around I wanted to make a project that everyone can enjoy....not just the youngsters but the fans of true Hip-Hop, lyrics, spitters as well...without going too far left of what I normally do of course."


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