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Audio: @Vinnie_Paz "You Can't Be Neutral On A Moving Train"

Audio: Vinnie Paz "You Can't Be Neutral On A Moving Train"

Courtesy Matt B.

On Monday October 22, 2012, Vinnie Paz released his sophomore solo album God of the Serengeti featuring production by DJ Premier, Havoc (Mobb Deep), Psycho Les (Beatnuts), Marco Polo, C-Lance and more with guest appearances by Scarface, Mobb Deep, Immortal Technique, La Coka Nostra, Army of the Pharaohs, Kool G. Rap, R.A. the Rugged Man and others. The 18-track album adds yet another chapter in the growing legacy of Vinnie Paz’s uncompromising brand of hardcore hip-hop.

Here’s a new track, “You Can’t Be Neutral On A Moving Train,” Vinnie Paz’s sophomore solo-album God of the Serengeti:

Video: PDP (@phildaphuture_pdp) - "Get Bank"

Video: PDP (Phil Da Phuture) - "Get Bank"

Courtesy Langston S.

PDP (Phil Da Phuture) releases his new music video for "Get Bank" helmed by acclaimed music video director Jerome D (Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q). "Get Bank" can found on PDP's new mixtape Louder Than You available on Halloween.

Audio: Kevin Cossom f/ @Ariez_Onasis - "Ready Set Go" (@RapPublicist)

Audio: Kevin Cossom f/ Ariez Onasis - "Ready Set Go"

Courtesy Nancy B.

Here's a new song by Kevin Cossom featuring Ariez Onasis. The 2 are currently in the studio recording for a collaborative mixtape.

Video: Amon Tobin/Two Fingers - "Vengeance Rhythm" (@AudibleTreats)

Video: Amon Tobin/Two Fingers - "Vengeance Rhythm"

Courtesy Audible Treats.

Amon Tobin presents the next brutalist masterpiece wired up under his Two Fingers guise, "Vengeance Rhythm." A low-slung exercise in violence, brooding power and pure production smarts, in the words of a recent Resident Advisor feature, it's "a little like dubstep built on an interplanetary scale." The tune has been brought to life (and death) in a truly jaw-dropping video from stop-frame animator and director Chris Ullens. Ullens transforms a pile of toys, a love of super slo-mo explosions and a huge pile of mince into the funniest, most eye-popping and shocking exercise in animated ultra-violence since Walt Disney discovered Mickey and Donald were engaged in Un-American Activities together.

Deliciouss T: Melancholy in G'yeah! Minor (Press Release)

Deliciouss T: Melancholy in G'yeah! Minor (Press Release)

Courtesy DT.

Deliciouss T is a class act, and he rap like a muhfuckin' muhfucka. Please bump my new album, Melancholy in G'yeah! Minor, like you're dancing too close to the tables (LINKS BELOW). If you like it, I would be honored if you posted it. Either way, I would love feedback, whether you dig it like Blade Brown, or you tell me to seek employment with UPS.

@JayZ's Life + Times Premieres @FrenchHornRebel

Jay Z's Life + Times Premieres French Horn Rebellion vs. Database "Poster Girl". EP out 11/6

Courtesy Girlie Action.

The French Horn Rebellion Wisconsin brothers David and Robert are gearing up for a return and will play new tracks. Their debut album had killer tracks like "Up All Night", "This Moment" and their track with Database "Beaches and Friends" is still a frequent party starter. "Orchestra Geeks Gone Wild" is band's mantra and "Next Jack Swing" ((New Jack Swing, but with heavy beats and funkier dance lines) describes genre of their second album that they're about to finish in their You Too Can Woo-studio.

Written, produced and mixed by brothers Robert and David Perlick-Molinari, The Infinite Music… is a debut album that warps the fabric of dance, electro, rock and funk and was possibly last year’s most ambitious, multi-faceted and engaging debut album. Crucially, the album also follows an intergalactic narrative that tracks the physical and emotional journey of an unknown French horn player, with a story that loops into itself - being infinite. “The album is basically the result of countless hours in the pit orchestra of operas, and thinking how fun it would be to score something like that, only with hot beats," says Robert.

The band have also remixed the likes of Sleigh Bells, MEN, Two Door Cinema Club, OMD and Alex Winston.

French Horn Rebellion LIVE:
Saturday, October 27: Hotel Alise - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Friday, November 2: Bar Smith - Phoenix, Arizona
Saturday, November 24: Brooklyn Night Bazaar - New York City
Thursday, November 29: Township - Chicago, IL
Friday, November 30: Highlife - Springfield, MO
Saturday, December 1: Alabama Music Box - Mobile, AL (w/ of Montreal)
Sunday, December 2: Howlin' Wolf - New Orleans, LA (w/ of Montreal)
Monday, December 3: Warehouse Live - Houston, TX (w/ of Montreal)
Tuesday, December 4: Mohawk - Austin, TX (w/ of Montreal)
Wednesday, December 5: Granada Theater - Dallas, TX (w/ of Montreal)
Thursday, December 6: ACM @ UCO - Norman, Oklahoma (w/ of Montreal)
Friday, December 7: Slowdown - Omaha, NE (w/ of Montreal)
Tuesday, December 11: Webster Hall - New York, NY (w/ of Montreal)
Thursday, December 13: Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA (w/ of Montreal)
Friday, December 14: 9:30 Club - Washington, DC (w/ of Montreal)

French Horn Rebellion vs. Database - Poster Girl EP Tracklist:
01. Poster Girl
02. Poster Girl (Brazil Version)
03. Poster Girl (Justin Faust Remix)
04. Poster Girl (Peter Wade Remix)

@MadDukez and @FreshKils: This Halloween... We're MONSTERS

Mad Dukez and Fresh Kils: This Halloween... We're MONSTERS

Courtesy DTR45.

Mad Dukez and Fresh Kils met each other at an Atherton concert. They started work on an album together, called GETTING GATBSY'D. It's bringing back the Roaring Twenties and is conceptually based on the novel. But they keep making new and better songs for it, so it's not coming out until next year. Rather than wait, they're getting their trick or treat on and dropping five tunes before heading out on tour with Blueprint. It's only five bucks, and if your pre-order it now, you get an instant download of the lead single, so go get it.

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New @MC_Lars Vinyl and Tour Dates!

New MC Lars Vinyl and Tour Dates!

Courtesy MC Lars.

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Oct 31 Union Transfer (with the Dead Milkmen)Philadelphia, PA
Nov 01 Firebird St Louis, MO
Nov 02 The Conservatory Oklahoma City, OK
Nov 03 Sons of Hermann Hall Dallas, TX
Nov 04 The White Rabbit St Marys, OH
Nov 06 The Trunk Space Phoenix, AZ
Nov 07 The Dunes Yuma, AZ
Nov 08 Soma Sidestage San Diego, CA
Nov 09 Roxy Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Nov 11 Slim's San Francisco, CA
Nov 13 The Alley Sparks, NV
Nov 15 El Corazon Seattle, WA
Nov 16 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
Nov 17 The Venue Boise, ID
Nov 18 Kilby Court Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 19 The Armory Vernal, UT
Nov 20 Bluebird Theater Denver, CO
Nov 21 Vaudeville Mews Des Moines, IA
Nov 23 Mickey Finns Toledo, OH
Nov 24 Crofoot Ballroom Pontiac, MI
Nov 25 House of Blues - Cambridge Room Cleveland, OH
Nov 26 Smiling Moose Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 28 T.T. The Bear's Cambridge, MA
Nov 29 North Star Bar Philadelphia, PA
Nov 30 Marlin Room @ Webster Hall New York, NY
Dec 01 The Vibe Lounge Rockville Centre, NY
Dec 02 The Ottobar Baltimore, MD
Dec 04 Motorco Music Hall Chapel Hill, NC
Dec 05 Amos' Southend Charlotte, NC
Dec 06 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Dec 07 The Haven Winter Park, FL
Dec 08 High Dive Gainesville, FL
Dec 09 House Of Blues New Orleans, LA
Dec 11 Hi Tone Cafe Memphis, TN
Dec 12 Madison Theatre Covington, KY
Dec 13 The Pyramid Scheme Grand Rapids, MI
Dec 14 Metro Chicago, IL
@MegaRan Says "Mega Goes SEGA" (@Neosonix)

Mega Ran Says "Mega Goes SEGA"

Courtesy Random a/k/a Mega Ran.

Remember that K and I talked about doing a Sega tribute project? No it's not done. In fact, we've been on hold, because we've been in talks with SEGA themselves about helping us out!

Today they told us they're all for it, so I'm happy to let you know that now SEGA just wants YOUR help, on which games we should flip!

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And respond to SEGA and tell them 2 things!
1) what game music theme you want to see us work with.

2) thank you for giving our boys a chance to make Sega proud!

I'm so excited to share this. We're legit!

Also stay close to my twitter and FB for announcement of the new title of this project!

Pls make sure your response is in the message so they can see it :)
Watch e-dubble's "Down" Music Video from Reset EP!

Watch e-dubble's "Down" Music Video from Reset EP!

The human race is over exposed to images of violence, sex, and materialism more than ever before; a saying that has never found its way to cliché. It's a vivid illustration of the human mind, intelligent, yet ignorant. An inherent contradiction at the root of whom we all are, stemming from pains of growing up and facing our fears or possibly much deeper. The black void each of us trying to evade, and there doesn't seem to be any clear escape, just a lot of ways to numb the pain. Essentially everyone has one; it's the part of us we often try to hide. We've all faced a time where we are attracted to the thing that could destroy us. We're only human and everyone makes mistakes. In the end, if we are willing, the only thing standing in the way of reaching our dreams is thin air.

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