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Press Release: Kurupt Executive Produces Bi-Coastal LP "The Academy"


Press Release: Kurupt Executive Produces Bi-Coastal LP "The Academy"

Courtesy Matt B.

LP Includes Appearances From Kurupt, Raekwon, Method Man, Redman, Royce 5'9, Crooked I, Styles P, Jadakiss, Sean Price, Pete Rock, M.O.P., Keith Murray& Many More

Since the inception of Hip-Hop, compilation projects have been a staple in providing fans across the board with the means of enjoying new music from a myriad of their favorite artists. Whether in the form of Motion Picture Soundtracks such as "Juice", "Menace II Society," "The Show" and "Friday" to just name a few and the genre was further supplemented by labels such as Death Row, Ruff Ryders and No Limit Records, and perhaps more prevalent than ever the advent of the "mixtape" has allowed DJ's and Emcee's to collaborate together in introducing an influx of music to the general public.

2011 marks the return of the Compilation like you have never experienced it before, with the birth of The Academy, a bi-coastal merging of the minds that provides an undeniable unity long since forgotten amidst the landscape of popularized feuds, beefs, and unfounded media hypes. "The Academy" was released on 9-13-2011 courtesy of Terminal 3/Penagon/Bonzi Records.

The material is 100% new, the collaborations are out of this world, and the production value makes "The Academy" the new standard in Hip-Hop excellence. Over 55 MC's representing the realms of "Major" and "Independent", "New & Old School, "Legendary" and "Soon to Be" make "The Academy" release a shoe in for fans to feed their need for a superior quality product from a vast makeup of the artists they love and respect in a landscape where subpar albums and scaled back budgets have become the norm.

Executive produced by Kurupt, fans can expect "Academy" appearances from such notable talents as Raekwon, Jadakiss, Kurupt, Pete Rock, Royce Da 5'9", Redman, Styles P, Crooked I, Sean Price, Method Man, Canibus, LA the Darkman, Keith Murray, Planet Asia, Rass Kass, K-Solo, LA The Darkman, Billy Danze (M.O.P.), Pack FM, Pete Rock, Keith Murray, Chino XL and many more all backed by the breakthrough soundscapes Marlon Price & JP Beats of Terminal 3 Productions (who previously oversaw projects from "Wu-Tang Meets the Indie Culture", "The Four Horsemen" and "The Undergods").

Tracklisting For The Academy LP:

1.) Welcome To The Academy f/ Method Man & Redman
2.) Mashout f/ Canibus, Agallah, & Styles P
3.) Samaryda f/ Raekwon, Kojoe, & Kurupt
4.) Still No! f/ Ras Kass, Phillie, & Rock of Heltah Skeltah
5.) Triple Seize f/ Crooked-I, Copywrite, & Chino XL
6.) Rich Righteous Teachers f/ Jadakiss, La The Darkman, Sav Killz & Billy Danze of M.O.P
7.) Lets Go f/ Royce Da 5'9", Bronze Nazareth, Sean Price, & K-Solo
8.) Code Of Conduct f/ Pacewon, El Da Sensai & Illah Ghee
9.) Pick Your Vice f/ Labba, Pack FM, Udi, Dzk, & Stack-A-Dolla
10.) Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal f/ DJ Absurd
11.) Kill Everything (Squad Up) f/ Kurupt, Tri- State, Ruste Juxx & Kevlarr 7
12.) Body Down f/ Styles P, Kojoe, & Jaecyn Bayne
13.) Rock This f/ Pete Rock, Copywrite, & Planet Asia
14.) Paperwork f/ Keith Murray, Sean Price & Big Lou
15.) The Alliance f/ Timbo King & Math Hoffa
16.) M.O.A.N (remix) f/ Prodigal Sunn, 60 Second Assassin, Killah Priest, & Hell Razah (Sunz of Man)
17.) Keep It Movin f/ M-Eighty, Son One, & Jaecyn Bayne
18.) Thief In The Night f/ K-Solo, Born Sun, Killah Priest, & Goldie
19.) Where There I s Nowhere f/ Reef The Lost Cauze, Chopp Devize, & Timbo King
20.) Change The World f/ Matilda, Goldie, & Rusty Redenbacher (of The Mudkids)

Video: Styles P f/ Jada - "Live From the Juice Bar Ep. 3"


Video: Styles P f/ Jada - "Live From the Juice Bar Ep. 3"

Courtesy Chris @ E1.

MP3: Headnodic f/ Jern Eye, One.Be.Lo - "Durty Diamonds (Remix)"


MP3: Headnodic f/ Jern Eye, One.Be.Lo - "Durty Diamonds (Remix)"

Courtesy Matt B.

Headnodic's "Red Line Radio" LP is out now and mark's his full length debut as a headlining artist; and it's also a firm indication that his musical explorations are already becoming the classics of the future.

DL Link to Headnodic f/Moe Pope, Bru Lei, Very, Jern Eye, Nightclubber Lang & One.Be.Lo "Durty Diamonds" (Remix): http://hulkshare.com/mxj8mwhfq9vu .

MP3: Blaq Poet f/ Blacastan - "Butcher Shop (Remix)"


MP3: Blaq Poet f/ Blacastan - "Butcher Shop (Remix)"

Courtesy Matt B.

The "Butcher Shop" (Remix) is taken from Blaq Poet's forthcoming "QB Slasher" Remix EP is available digitally now. "QB Slasher" is following up the demand for more material off of Poet's critically acclaimed "Blaq Poet Society" LP. Included on the new EP are four all new remixes enlisting the hottest underground mc's in the game right now: Roc Marciano, Wais P, Meyhem Lauren & Blacastan plus the non album cut "Freezers" featuring Big Noyd and Bloodsport. The EP is rounded out with the full instrumental versions of the original album cuts.

DL link to Blaq Poet f/ Blacastan "Butcher Shop" (Remix): http://hulkshare.com/m7pw57fl4x95 .

Video: Sean Toure f/ Ab Rock, Kev Brown - "A Day in the Life"


Video: Sean Toure f/ Ab Rock, Kev Brown - "A Day in the Life"

Courtesy Matt B.

Since his days freestyling and break dancing for money on the streets of Baltimore, Sean-Toure' Thames has taken his music career to the next level. Taking advantage of his growing up during the Golden era of Hip-Hop, Sean has incorporated the classic boom bap sounds of Hip Hop music into his creative and diverse sound.

Sean has quickly developed a reputation as one of Baltimore's and underground Hip Hop's best performers/producer/emcees.  His success as a test bin Winner on the Morgan St. Strictly Hip-Hop Radio Show, and his energetic live performances has gained much respect and notoriety as one of the DMV's best artist and an award recognizing him as The Baltimore Scene's 2010-2011 Music Producer of the Year.

Since his first stage performance in 1991, Sean has shared the stage opening shows for some of Hip Hop's greatest recording artist of all time such as, Little Brother, KRS One, Chip-Fu, Nas, Wayna, Mos Def, The Fugees, INI, Pete Rock, GangStarr, A Tribe Called Quest, Common, Bilal, and many others. In 2005 Sean won a Remix contest for his remix version of John Mayer's Grammy Award winning song "Daughters."

In March 2010, with his independent multimedia company Sean Toure' Music Group and Rosachi Music Group, Sean released a free downloadable remix album called The Sean-Toure' Remix Project featuring remixes he's done for artists such as Michael Jackson, Common, 50 Cent, The Roots, and many others.

Sean's solo-debut Soundchanneler, The Invisible Man will be released in October 2011. The self-produced album features some of the best underground Hip Hop artists on the scene today. The album features songs with world-renowned emcee/producer Kev Brown, YU of Diamond District, J. Sands of Lone Catalyst, Wordsmith, Soulstice and Haysoos of Wade Waters, Substantial, and many others.  Tune in world---The Soundchanneler is here!

Video: Dru Ha Marathon Training Pt. 2 w/ Sean Price & Dallas Penn


Video: Dru Ha Marathon Training Pt. 2 w/ Sean Price & Dallas Penn

Courtesy Matt B.

Part II of Dru Ha's training, as he readies himself for 2011's ING: New York City Marathon on November 6th. After celebrity trainer Mark Jenkins explains to Dru Ha that he doesn't have time in his schedule to train him, he refers Dru to two of his trainers that can fit within his budget. Ironically, Dru Ha finds himself in Brownsville, Brooklyn in the hands of Sean Price & Dallas Penn. Watch as they give Dru Ha their tips on how to prepare for the marathon and run scared.

Visit Dru's Donation Page: http://bit.ly/q3kkbR .

For the Full Story On Dru Ha Running The Marathon, visit: http://bit.ly/n9PeCY .

Video: MURS - "Remember 2 Forget"


Video: MURS - "Remember 2 Forget"

Courtesy Dunn Deal PR.

Video: The Game On How He Hooked Up With Tyler the Creator


Video: The Game On How He Hooked Up With Tyler the Creator

Courtesy DJ Vlad.

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: http://media.audibletreats.com/Theology_3_Mathematik-Watch_Out.mp3 .


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