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PR: Drumma Boy x DJ Smallz Open Mic Tomorrow in Tampa


From DJ Smallz:

YOU ARE INVITED TO THE BIGGEST MONTHLY OPEN MIC IN FLORIDA!

HOSTED BY

GRAMMY NOMINATED PRODUCER DRUMMA BOY
(WAKA FLOCKA "NO HANDS", BIRDMAN "MONEY TO BLOW", YOUNG JEEZY "I PUT ON")

BIGGA RANKIN
(REAL NIGGA RADIO, VP OF CTE, CORE DJ, HITTMEN DJ, COOL RUNNINGS DJ))

DJ SMALLZ
(SOUTHERN SMOKE / FEAR FACTOR MUSIC GROUP)

AT CLUB SKYE 1509 E. 8TH AVE. TAMPA, FL 33605
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30

DOORS OPEN AT 10P, EVENT WILL BE PACKED BY MIDNIGHT!

FOR TICKETS OR PERFORMANCE REGISTRATION
CALL OR TEXT JOFFY 954-881-5043
http://www.dacypherlastcall.com

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT BEFORE!

HERE'S FOOTAGE FROM FEBRUARY'S OPEN MIC
HOSTED BY BANGLADESH x NASTY BEATMAKERS x DJ SMALLZ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWv32R-Cres

HERE'S FOOTAGE FROM JANUARY'S OPEN MIC
HOSTED BY DJ DRAMA & DJ SMALLZ
http://www.vimeo.com/19406097

Video: Hip Hop Discussion w/ Chad Huge, Malice & DJ Bee


From RMG:

Video: Hip Hop Discussion w/ Chad Huge, Malice & DJ Bee

HipHop Discussion w/ Malice, DJ Bee, & Chad Hugo from Revolution Media Group.

Video: Chip Tha Ripper - "The Entrance"


From Illroots:

"We’re taking ‘em back with this on, nostalgia at it’s finest for one of the most refreshing tracks off Gift Raps. Appropriately placed as the intro, ‘The Entrance’ follows Chip out in Cleveland telling the story of his come up and rise to greatness. Grinding in the streets time after time, making every dollar imaginable to be the freshest dude in the game isn’t an easy hustle, but who more suited than Chip Tha Ripper? Did we mention that he produced the track as well alongside the homie Big Duke? Crazy. We’re not done yet, more videos in the works. We in this hoe."

Chip Tha Ripper - The Entrance from illRoots.com on Vimeo.

 

PR: 40 Glocc & Spider Loc Album "Graveyard Shift"


From Raquel Sweets:

PR: 40 Glocc & Spider Loc Album "Graveyard Shift"

HOSTED BY DJ DRAMA

ALBUM IN STORES & ONLINE TODAY! 

FEATURES BY: KURUPT, TONY YAYO, OBIE TRICE, JAYO FELONY, OBIE TRICE, BUSTA RHYMES, MC-EIHT, NOREAGA & MORE...

CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW THE ALBUM:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0K9GqMXvaKE

Audio: Has-Lo "Fiber Optics" - Album Release Today!


From Mello Music Group:

Audio: Has-Lo "Fiber Optics" - Album Release Today!

Today marks the official release of Has-Lo "In Case I Don't Make It".  The album, written and produced entirely by the Philadelphia emcee/producer, is a rugged lyrical journey through jarring imagery and moody production, with a cohesive sound that pulls the listener into a web of psychoanalytical & melancholy musings.  Deep, complex, and unabashedly powerful, Has-Lo "In Case I Don't Make It" has already garnered critical acclaim in both XXL Mag (Chairman's Choice) and the LA Weekly (Music To Pick Up).
 
To celebrate, MMG is releasing the 2nd single from the project entitled "Fiber Optics", a track that opens with a Panther speech discussing freedom, Eldrige Cleaver, and escaping mental enslavement.  Has-Lo takes civil rights on the mic even deeper with a collection of lyrical jewelry designed to school those living inside of hype and propaganda. The track goes beyond the prosaic & into the esoteric.
 
"It’s Has-Lo, I’m your guide
A rap M.R.I, a mental massage
I’m in it to rise and break free from the boundaries
And travel over the center divide
If men are derived of sand touched by the breath of life…
Then that breath becomes ours, descendant of god
And god becomes man and man will inherit the stars
Effect and the cause, Allah
Fiber optics"
 
Enjoy the free download: feel free to post and share.
 
Mp3 Download: Has-Lo "Fiber Optics"
 
Now Available!  Has-Lo In Case I Don't Make It
 
PR: Short Fuze & Nasa's Toxicology Music Released Today


From Uncommon Records:

Short Fuze & Nasa's Toxicology Music Released Today

Today, Uncommon Records releases Toxicology Music from Short Fuze & Nasa.  It features remixes of tracks off their debut LP, "Lobotomy Music", from Willie Green, Megabusive, Lou Cypher, Dynamo and Nasa himself.  It also features 4 original tracks, all produced by Nasa and featuring Adam Warlock (Nasa's on the mic alter ego) along with Short Fuze.

Check out this video stream of Sun Crusher here at Soundcloud. (a track from the LP) that can be added to your blog if you wish along with a Free Download of the track

The album can be purchased on CD and DL (with a bonus track) on Bandcamp.  It can also be picked up at Itunes & Amazon as well.

More information about Toxicology Music:

Shortly after completing Lobotomy Music, Short Fuze & Nasa wanted to get right back to work.  Originally that work was to take the form of a maxi-single to follow up their debut album, but the work flowed so freely it grew into it's own full fledged EP project - Toxicology Music.  Short Fuze describes the difference between Lobotomy & Toxicology by saying that with Toxicology he wanted to round up a bunch of his friends to whoop people's asses with hardcore hip-hop.  Where as Lobotomy was a lot more introspective.  The one thing the two projects share is the heavy hand of Nasa's production as it continues to reclaim New York's place among the Progressive Underground.  This time around on Toxicology you hear Adam Warlock (Nasa's on the mic alter ego) jumping on all the new tracks along side Short Fuze. 

In that group of friends Short Fuze mentioned, he assembled his long time collaborators, Taiyamo Denku and Augury from W.A.S.T.E.L.A.N.D.S.  But also brought together the production talents of Willie Green, Megabusive, Lou Cypher and Dynamo (for a bonus cut on Bandcamp).

Once again Short Fuze & Nasa put together a fully realized album, while this time it is 8 tracks long and half remixes it still captures the essence of an album, all the tracks work together and create a whole image. The duo is shaping up to be that sort of rare MC/producer team that you want more and more albums from and on each album they exceed your expectations. But until that next album comes out, they have provided us with a solid chunk of music to digest between "Lobotomy Music" and "Toxicology Music".  Sit back press play and enjoy the quality hip hop. Once you are done with that, press play again.

Coming Soon: In April: Orange Army Street Forces, Mid April: Tracks from the Abyss Vol. 1 (an Acid Reign mixtape), May 17th, 2011: Diversity from Acid Reign, June 2011: Dark Weapons (from Mars) from Adam Warlock, Lots more. www.uncommonmusic.net

Free Album: Big K.R.I.T. - "ReturnOf4Eva"


After weeks of anticipation, Big K.R.I.T.'s "ReturnOf4Eva" is finally available for download. 

"I am proud to present “Return Of 4eva” to all my supporters, I took the past year to work on this project. I reached out to some of my favorite artists that I felt represented what this album was about. Ludacris, Bun B, David Banner, Chamillionaire, Big Sant, Joi & Raheem Devaughn all helped me to make my vision of this album complete. I hope you all love it."

Download ReturnOf4Eva 4 Free

Return Of 4 Eva
PR: Revive Da Live Big Band Tribute to G.U.R.U. and the Jazzmatazz Legacy


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THE REVIVE DA LIVE BIG BAND TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDARY G.U.R.U & THE JAZZMATAZZ LEGACY ON APRIL 21st AT LE POISSON ROUGE

Village Voice: "an 18-piece big band featuring some of the city's most electrifying young lions of jazz"

Wall Street Journal: "Revive Music Group is giving a new generation of evolving musicians a platform to speak for themselves."

New York Times: "Productions by Revive Music Group, give equal rein to both jazz and hip-hop."

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March 28- New York, NY - Revive Music Group celebrates their 5th Anniversary with a mind-bending, monumental Revive Da Live Big Band Tribute to G.U.R.U. and the Jazzmatazz Legacy under the direction of pianist Marc Cary and trumpeter Igmar Thomas, featuring some of G.U.R.U.’s legendary collaborators and special guests. Special Guests will be announced in the following weeks. The celebration will be held April 21, 2011 at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City and is brought to you in conjunction with the Elam family in memoriam of the 1st Anniversary of Keith “G.U.R.U” Elam’s passing.

Keith Elam aka Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal or Guru, departed this earth on April 19, 2010. He left behind a legacy of innovation, creativity, and experimentation among his many other gifts. Whether contributing his raspy voice to the production of DJ Premier in Gang Starr or fusing his vocal abilities through his own Jazzmatazz projects, G.U.R.U. always p****ushed the boundaries. Among the many collaborators on the Jazzmatazz albums, jazz legends such as Roy Ayers, Donald Byrd, and Branford Marsalis shined as instrumental innovators in the field of hip-hop.

The event will include a Raffle by G.U.R.U.’s nephew, Justin Elam-Ruff, debuting the The X Label: G.U.R.U.’s Clothing Line - “Preserving his MESSAGE, his MUSIC, his LEGACY.” Special appearances by the Elam family and G.U.R.U’s renowned collaborators will make this a truly unique event.

Since 2006, Revive Da Live has rung loudly as an anthem to unite prolific, groundbreaking, and versatile hip-hop artists with contemporary jazz musicians. Revive Music Group serves as New York’s leader in conceptual and never-before-experienced live music productions, showcased to educate and inspire audiences about the depths and origins of today's popular music. Our work is deeply entrenched in both hip-hop and jazz simultaneously, tapping into the spirit of multiple generations, and presented uniquely to show the undercurrents connecting the genres, and the bigger context of these movements. Our jazz inspired channel The Revivalist, our live shows, and our constant advocacy for musicians, exposes younger audiences to jazz, restores the authentic relationship that listeners have to music, and continues to strengthen this budding community.

All donations and net proceeds will go to support Keith’s son, K.C. Elam.

Performers to Include:
The Revive Da Live Big Band ft. Special Guests TBA
Special Performance by The Tap Messengers
Greenspan and more TBA

Event Details:
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker St. btw Sullivan & Thompson
Date: Thursday April 21, 2011
Doors: 10PM
Price: $20 ADV/$25 DOS
Age: 21+

Tickets: http://lepoissonrouge.com/events/view/2143

Facebook Invite: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=156560487738146
Free Mixtape: Trina - Diamonds Are Forever


From Bigga Rankin:

THE WAIT IS FINALLY OVER!!!

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TRINA
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
HOSTED BY DJ ILL WILL & DJ HOLIDAY

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PR: Warren Wint - Saving The World One Line At A Time


From Davis Todd:
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 29th 2011 
 
"Saving The World One Line At A Time!"

March 29th 2011 -- New York, New York, songwriter/emcee, Warren Daryl Wint,  made his "official" worldly entrance back on January 27th 1991, which coincidentally took place during Super Bowl XXV, where the N.Y. Giants ultimately upset the Buffalo Bills by a minimal one point margin.

Wint, the son of Errol and Marcia, grew up bouncing around Long Island, along with his mother and brothers, until settling, first, in the Elmont section and, then later, Floral Park. As a child, Warren attended Stewart Manor Elementary, and in June '09 graduated from Sewanhaka High School.

Never one who was that interested in the professional pursuit of music, an impromptu, albeit unfortunate, freestyle competition that took place at a friend's birthday party celebration on November 20th 2003, forever changed Wint's fate. After a ferocious lyrical battle, where Warren was, surprisingly to him anyway, repeatedly booed, ultimately prompted him to vow to prove all his doubters and naysayers wrong.

Initially finding the entire process of formulating verses, let alone complete songs, extremely difficult, as time went on natural progression slowly but surely eased the task. Warren, who remains unsigned, is more-than ready, willing and able to do any and everything in his power to finally be able to achieve his dreams and aspirations.

Warren Wint is currently readying the release of his forthcoming debut EP, Introducing Mr. Warren Wint, which is being introduced by its refreshing lead offering, "One Man's Trash." A second single, quite possibly "Listen," is expected to follow suit shortly thereafter.

Introducing Mr. Warren Wint is technically a precursor of sorts to his "official" full-length LP, Signed, Sealed & Delivered, with production courtesy of up'n'comin' beat-smiths; Straight From The Lab Productions, Manolo Willi, Shakim, Traxx, Freeman, among others, which is slated for late '11/early 2012.

"My goal is shoot as many visuals as possible for each song on both projects. My influences are vast in variety, but simple. Michael Jackson, for the way he constructs his projects making sure his fans get the best of him with every buy! Tupac, for his passion and the way he strongly believes in everything he stands for. Kanye West's creativity is just categorized as amazing! Jay-Z, because he is THE man, and to be the man you gotta beat the man at his own game," Wint lists, in no particular order, his biggest musical inspirations. Theorizing, Warren concludes with great optimism, "It's a tough challenge, but I'm here to dedicate my life to it. 'Life is forever constant in change,' one of my illustrious quotes that defines my character for the most part. Life will forever change, but it is up to us to keep up! 'My son will be the next superstar!' Gotta love momma! Ha, ha! She keeps me going, and just her alone fuels my desire to succeed. Last but not least, 'Saving the world one line at a time.' I feel like my style is different...It forces you to listen. It's like listening to an audio book, and gives the listener a change to exercise one's mind, as well as relax it."

Introducing Mr. Warren Wint will be available soon at all major digital and select retail outlets -- Stay tuned...


                                                                                www.facebook.com/WarrenWint
                                                                               www.twitter.com/WarrenWintWeb


CLICK LINK TO VIEW: "LI STATE OF MIND" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXjZVpsTW8g&feature=player_embedded
 
CLICK LINK TO VIEW: "Do You Remember" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W-ynagKJVI



Warren Wint is currently available for: Interviews, Voice-overs, Songwriting, Features & Hooks, DJ Show Commercials, Event Hosting, Radio/TV Hosting, Acting & Commercials, and Public Speaking…



*FYI; Suga-T, Angel "Mecca" Scott, Keith Murray and Helecia "S.K.G." Choyce are also still available for interviews!*

                                                         
                                                                                             
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