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Video: Voice Presents "CuTZ" ft. Pudge, Saddi Khali

From Dunn Deal:

Video: Voice Presents "CuTZ" ft. Pudge, Saddi Khali

New Orleans emcee Voice presents CuTZ, 11 tracks that showcase the many styles of the Los Angeles transplant with the sultry, striking flow best known for her work on French trip-hop producer Wax Tailor's 2007 silver-certified Decon release Hope & Sorrow as well as her 2006 album Gumbo (PTR/Featherperm). CuTZ presents original beats from the likes of Low End Theory regular P.U.D.G.E., Belgian veteran DJ Grazzhoppa and Canadian astronaut Moonstarr side by side with repurposed instrumentals from The Doppelgangaz, Lex Luger and more.

PR: A3C Festival Announces First Round of Artists

From A3C:

A3C Festival Announces First Round of Artists

The best of Hip Hop returns to Atlanta this fall as the 3-day A3C Hip Hop Festival releases the first artists announcement of many to come for the 2012 event. Tech N9ne, Yelawolf, Hopsin, Gunplay, Oddisee, Chris Webby and Skyzoo are a few of the several hundred artists that will take the stage October 11-13, 2012. The festival also announces the Funk Volume, Mello Music Group and Supahotbeats x showcases.

The showcase by indie label Funk Volume will feature artists Hopsin, Dizzy Wright, SwizZz and Atlanta’s own Jarren Benton. The Supahotbeats x showcase includes Tech N9ne, STS, Emilio Rojas, Smoke (of Field Mob), Nikkiya, Ryatt, Input, Shawty Fatt, Big Page, Jackie Chain, Rittz, Diamond, Chris Webby and a special appearance by Ghet-O-Vision/Shady recording artist Yelawolf. Performing in the Mellow Music Group showcase is Oddisee accompanied by a live band, Apollo Brown with a special guest, Diamond District, yU and Slimkat78 as The 1978ers and Gensu Dean. OCD: Moosh & Twist, Boldy James, Soul Khan, Torae and Wordsworth will also perform over the festival weekend.

In addition, more than ten artists have been selected so far from ReverbNation and Sonicbids submissions. A3C is dedicated to discovering new talent and the online submission process is key to this initiative and the overall festival lineup. The chosen artists include CHAUNDON, Kepstar, Nova The Rebel, SK4MC, Phene, Nike Nando, Felony Fame, Eric Biddines, Skoolie Escobar and Mani Coolin'. A3C will continue to accept artists’ submissions through both websites until August 31. A3C staff listen to every submission and are looking for talented artists from across the country who can bring something unique to the festival. All artists that submit, regardless of selection, receive a 3-day festival pass through Sonicbids or a code to purchase discounted tickets through ReverbNation.

The A3C has not only become the largest Hip Hop festival in the United States, but is the premier gathering place for MCs, DJs, producers, A&R reps, Hip Hop musicians and fans of the culture. In addition to the live performances and showcases, A3C features turntable, emcee, producer and breakdance competitions as well as film screenings, style and streetwear exhibit, industry mixers, panel discussions, equipment demonstrations and more. The Pro Audio and DJ Gear Experience will once again showcase major manufacturers both in a trade show and onstage.

The 2011 festival included such exemplary artists as Big Daddy Kane, Big K.R.I.T., Dead Prez, Action Bronson, Random Axe, Freddie Gibbs, XV, Freeway, Fashawn, G-Eazy, GLC, Murs, 9th Wonder, Ying Yang Twins, Smoke DZA, Saigon, M.O.P., Jean Grae and hundreds more.

3-day passes for the 2012 A3C Hip Hop Festival are on sale now through the A3C website for $33 until August 1, 2012. Purchase a Woodallion ticket package, which includes a 3-day pass and a collectible Woodallion, before June 15 for $45. 3-day tickets at the door during the festival will cost $60.

Specific showcase, panel, artists and event updates will continue to be announced through the A3C website through the start of the festival on October 11, 2012. For more information about becoming involved in the A3C as an artist, partner, volunteer or media representative, visit


ABOUT THE A3C: Now in its 8th year, the A3C Hip Hop Festival is a 3-day event held annually in Atlanta, GA and features live performances from more than 200 artists representing a wide variety of Hip Hop sounds. The live performance schedule is enhanced by day and evening content showcasing some of the most exciting breakdance, graphic art, fashion, film, equipment demonstrations and panels relating to Hip Hop culture.

Since 2005, the event has featured some of the most exciting up-and-coming names in Hip Hop, like Big K.R.I.T., Wale, J. Cole and B.o.B. alongside legends in the genre from Big Daddy Kane, Rakim and Black Sheep to DJ Premier and Biz Markie. For a complete list of past performers, visit In 2011, the A3C was attended by 15,000 fans and featured partnerships and co-sponsored events with Red Bull, Fadia Kader’s Perfect Attendance, AllHipHop, TheSmokingSection, iStandard, Kevin Nottingham, Unique Squared, DJBooth, SESAC and more.

The A3C will take place October 11-13, 2012 in Atlanta, GA with its hub at the Masquerade located at 695 North Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308 and additional venues in Little Five Points and downtown Atlanta.

MP3: @GensuDean - "In My Head" (feat. Brand Nubian)

From Mello Music Group:

MP3: Gensu Dean - "In My Head" (feat. Brand Nubian)

Hip-hop educates, though recently, it hasn’t been quite as cool to kick knowledge as it used to be.  Gensu Dean's "In My Head” is a bright throwback to substantive knowledge.  And who better to come with actual facts than the Gods from Brand Nubian?

Free Download: In My Head (feat. Brand Nubian)

Over a swirling key riff and a pounding piano sample, Lord Jamar and Sadat X kick Godbody flow: Refrain from the lard, construct your heaven on earth and, of course, knowledge is infinite.

Audio: @JesseAbraham f/ Emilio Rojas - "Parallels"

From Matt B:

Audio: Jesse Abraham f/ Emilio Rojas & TreZure Empire - "Parallels"

"Parallels”, produced by !llMind, is the second single off of Jesse Abraham’s upcoming I Am Water album.  The song features fellow NY emcee Emilio Rojas and singer TreZure Empire. JA is also announcing the release of a live album, alongside frequent collaborator PremRock, available for free download on Monday June 11th via DJBooth.  The album documents an exclusive dual set that the two dynamic emcees delivered in 2011, opening for Skyzoo at the legendary Southpaw venue in Brooklyn.  The concert took place days before Prem took off on his second European tour, and days after Abraham was awarded with the 2011 Underground Music Award for Lyricist of the Year. 

Link to Jesse Abraham f/Emilio Rojas & TreZure Empire "Parallels": .

Video: Mayday - "Roaches"

From Mayday Online:

Video: Mayday - "Roaches"

Join ¡MAYDAY! as they explore what it truly means to be happy...

Warning: NSFW

Soundset Performer Psymun Releases Instrumental EP - Marsh Pond

From P.C.:

Soundset Performer Psymun Releases Instrumental EP - Marsh Pond

Psymun is a Minneapolis producer who has credits working with local and nationally known artists such as Co$$, Scienze, Rich Garvey, 925ve, and others. His most recently released beat tape, entitled Marsh Pond - EP, is available for free download. Most of the 10 songs on the tape clock in at 2 minutes or less, but highlight Psymun's strengths as a producer. The first half of the tape features looped jazz and soul samples that nearly lull you into a daze, until a nuanced flourish in the beat draws your attention back in. Little tricks like this present Psymun as a producer with a sophisticated attention to detail, and someone to definitely be on the lookout for in the future. Marsh Pond has received very positive reviews from BeScene, Midwest Broadcast, Kevin Nottingham, and countless other blogs and critics. 

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MP3: Prophit & LAWS - "Hey Mama"

MP3: Prophit & LAWS - "Hey Mama"

From BF Blasts:

Be on the look out for Prophit's single "This My Club" in the box office smash hit LIMITLESS which is now available on DVD, Blu-Ray & Netflix. For more music, news & video of Prophit visit{C}

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MP3: Mitchelle'l f/ Wale - "Irene"

MP3: Mitchelle'l f/ Wale - "Irene"

Courtesy Grand Hustle.

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Video: TOPE - "OPB In-Studio Performance"

From TOPE Music:

Video: TOPE - "OPB In-Studio Performance"

We recorded Tope at Mississippi Studios. This four-song set begins with one we’ve been spinning on opbmusic: “Midnight,” featuring singer Caitlin Cardier, and includes "Come True" produced by Mark Steez, "Respectfully" from TOPE's debut album SOUL MUSIC, and finally a Calvin Valentine assisted "Life Of The Party."

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Cypress Hill & Rusko Release EP on V2 Records/Cooperative Music

From Jay Dryburgh:

Cypress Hill & Rusko Release EP on V2 Records/Cooperative Music

Hip-hop legends Cypress Hill and dubstep DJ/Producer Rusko have released their highly anticipated collaborative effort Cypress x Rusko, digitally TODAY (6/5) on V2 Records (US Download can be found at for iTunes). Featuring the striking, signature sound of Cypress Hill alongside Rusko's unmistakable beats, the 5-track EP shows the full capabilities of two music pioneers coming together to create yet another raw and unfiltered sound.

"I think dubstep is a natural progression of hip-hop, especially the way that we formulated it with Rusko. With this release, we're starting another chapter for Cypress Hill because it's something that we've never done before. It's going to take people by surprise. We're not scared to take a chance. It's made us feel rejuvenated musically, and that's all you can ask for as a musician; to be able to feel new again after so many years." – Sen Dog of Cypress Hill

In addition, the pair have joined forces with Talenthouse to give DJ's and producers worldwide a chance to remix a track from the EP, "Lez Go." The winning remix will be premiered on the IHeartRadio station Electric Sound Stage, the world's largest digital electronic music station. Cypress Hill x Rusko will pick the winner themselves, and in addition to exposure to more than 50,000 Electric Sound Stage listeners, the winner will also receive a Native Instruments Komplete8 Software Kit, promotion across Cypress Hill and Rusko's official sites and a signed copy of the vinyl EP. The 10 highest-voted submissions will be compiled on a digital mix tape, to be distributed and promoted by Cypress Hill x Rusko. Contest details can be found at All entries must be submitted by June 25th. The winner will be announced on July 5th.

As you'd expect from chameleonic musicians, each song on the EP showcases a different musical side to the collaborators. "Lez Go" marries the ominous with the atmospheric, as Cypress' menacing vocals sound angelic over Rusko's harmonious, arpeggiated synths. The up-tempo, high-energy vibe of "Roll It, Light It" and "Stay Medicated" make them club anthems, while "Can't Keep Me Down" sees Damian Marley bring a dancehall feel over a slicing, metallic beat. Finally, there's "Shots Go Off," the grimiest track on the EP, which replaces drums with gunshots, and recalls classic Cypress tracks "Lick a Shot" and "Cock the Hammer."

The EP will be released physically on July 17th.

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