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Kae Sun's Free EP "Outside The Barcode" Now Available


From Ten Four Publicity:

Kae Sun's Free EP "Outside The Barcode" Now Available

For Immediate Release
July 2011

Toronto, ON --  Toronto-based singer songwriter Kae Sun turned to his native Ghana for inspiration for his new EP, Outside the Barcode. The return to his homeland after nine years of living in Canada renewed his drive for creating the raw and non-commoditized artistic experiences that shaped his passion for music.
 
Outside the Barcode is an authentic and reflective collection of songs that showcase Kae’s growth as a songwriter, storyteller and guitarist. Recorded on 2-inch tape on a farm in Ontario the raw acoustic songs recall the sense of community and authenticity that inspired the tracks. Kae’s focus was to create a more shared listening experience rather than dictating his audience’s experiences.
 
“It’s not about making music to get something out of people, but rather sharing experiences, capturing moments and communicating through music and lyrics,” he says. The result is an EP that conjures the collaborative spirit and culture of sharing that Kae experienced in Ghana.
 
This new effort by the singer-songwriter builds on the success of his previous releases. Lion on a Leash (2009), the well-received follow up to his EP Ghost Town (2007) landed on the iTunes 2009 Rewind List and earned esteemed reviews from Exclaim!, The Montreal Gazette, OkayPlayer.com and topped many critic’s lists for top indie release of the year. The success of Kae’s work has led him to play venues and festivals across Canada, UK, Dubai and Ghana.
 
Outside The Barcode is available for free download as of June 29 via Kae’s website. http://www.kaesunmusic.com .
 
Track Listing:
1.Firefly Dance
2.When The Pot
3.Burden Of Love
4.Interlude
5.Weh-Weh

Direct Download Link: http://www.tullymanagementgroup.ca/downloads/albums/KaeSun-OutsideTheBarcode.zip .

Video: REL - "On My Way"


From Audible Treats:

Video: REL - "On My Way"

Album: Chalie Boy - Versatyle Child 3 Hosted By DJ Rapid Ric


From Audible Treats:

Album: Chalie Boy - Versatyle Child 3 Hosted By DJ Rapid Ric

Rapid Ric Hosts Third Installment In Mixtape Series

The Album:

The three-year wait is over now that Texas-natives Rapid Ric and Chalie Boy are back with the third installment in their Versatyle Child mixtape series, courtesy of Dirty 3rd Records. Known for touring the world with Slim Thug and Chamillionaire, and now with his own record label, Dew Music Group, it’s easy to forget that mixtapes are Ric’s specialty. Here he stays true to his roots and resumes his comfortable role as host once again out to live up to his moniker, “The Mixtape Mechanic” by continuously showing he is still a force to be reckoned with in the mixtape game.

After the positive feedback and buzz they received with the first two installments, it seemed only natural for Ric and Chalie to get back in the studio together to try to duplicate some of the creativity that has made them successful in the past. Featuring an impressive cast that includes Slim Thug, Chamillionaire, Mac Miller, and scores of original beats from Beat King, J Starz, and more, Versatyle Child 3 is set to be a strong follow-up to parts one and two. Ric and Chalie have been spending a lot of time together in the studio, so keep your eyes peeled and your ears open for more, possibly bigger projects in the future.

Free download of Versatyle Child 3: http://www.mediafire.com/?d1kfvo901wzqnv3 .

The Background:

A DJ at the age of 15, Rapid Ric moved to Austin Texas from a small boarder town where he soon coined "the mix tape mechanic" and has been DJing ever since. In the area he became the go-to guy if you wanted to get your stuff heard in the hood, as well as internationally. He formed partnerships with artists from across the state – most notably with Chamillionaire (Ric is his official DJ), Z-Ro, Trae tha Truth, Killa Kyleon, Bun B, Chalie Boy, Paul Wall and more – and released mixtapes with each and every one of them that not only showcased the growing berth of Texas music, but also his strong DJ skills. Rapid Ric's persistence quickly got him noticed, and then he did what many Texas acts don't, he hit the road. Rapid Ric traveled the world with Chamillionaire's tour, had a stint as Slim Thug's tour DJ, and performed on MTV's TRL. Now in 2011 Rapid Ric is taking it above ground with his official debut full-length release – Whut It Dew.

Video: Crooked I - "Million Dollar Story"


From Nancy B:

Video: Crooked I - "Million Dollar Story"

Crooked I "Million Dollar Story" from Treacherous Records.

Los Angeles, CA - Once again tapping John Columbo to helm, West Coast Slaughterhouse member, Crooked I, debuted the visuals to the title track of his upcoming solo album, "Million Dollar Story", last night; the follow-up to the movie-quality video debut, "Everyday" - http://vimeo.com/24832727 . A release date for the album itself is still pending.

Next up for Crook is a week in Detroit with the rest of Slaughterhouse to put in some more work on the group's album. He will also be relaunching his site with a full store soon where fans can buy from his COB Clothing line.

Follow us on Twitter via @TheRealCrookedI and @RapPublicist

Video: Pete Rock on the Art of Sampling


Video: Pete Rock on the Art of Sampling

Video: Fred the Godson f/ Styles P - "Move a Little Different"


Video: Fred the Godson f/ Styles P - "Move a Little Different"

MP3: I-20 - "The Life" (prod. by DJ Pain)


From J Melo:

MP3: I-20 - "The Life" (prod. by DJ Pain)

Here goes another new leak from I-20 of Ludacris' DTP titled "The Life" produced by DJ Pain. Hope you've been enjoying all of the new I-20 music over the last several months! Much more to come.

"The Life" (Prod. by DJ Pain) http://hulkshare.com/5we2i3weda6e .

MP3: Lloyd - "Never Window Shoppin"


From M3W:

MP3: Lloyd - "Never Window Shoppin"

* http://www.mp3waxx.com/jobfolders/lloydwindow/blast-page.html *

PR: "DMC: Walk This Way" - TV Documentary on DMC on July 10th


From Ballin' PR:

"DMC: Walk This Way" - TV Documentary on DMC on July 10th

July 2011, (Los Angeles, CA) World renown artist and author Justin BUA is proud to announce his directorial debut of "Walk this Way," the untold story of one of music's greatest legends Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels. As one of three founding members of the iconic group--RUN DMC--DMC brought rap to the mainstream of American culture, only to be left behind as hip-hop exploded and became one of the most significant cultural movements of our generation. Featuring Ice-T, Eminem, MC Lyte, Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz, Mix Master Mike, Z-Trip and many more, BUA paints a picture and chronicles DMC’s battle--and ultimate triumph--over his addiction to alcohol, the loss of his voice, and ultimately, the reclaiming of his life.
 
"DMC: Walk this Way" premieres Sunday July 10, 10 pm PT/ET on Ovation TV. To find Ovation in your area, go to www.ovationtv.com. For more information on "Walk this Way": http://www.justinbua.com/ .

MP3: Hawthorne Headhunters - "If You Were My Baby"


From Nora Ritchie:

MP3: Hawthorne Headhunters - "If You Were My Baby"

Black Spade and Coultrain have joined forced to become the official torch-bearers of Hawthorne Headhunters. The duo went in the studio last summer and Myriad of Now, the group's full-length debut was born, a 14-track collection of funk, electro and R&B that speaks on spirituality, sexuality and everything in between. Carrying on the lineage of Black music dating back to the blues and the inception of jazz, Hawthorne Headhunters melt influences together to break new ground. Myriad of Now will be released via the LA-based label Plug Research (Bilal, Quadron, Exile).

Explaining the meaning behind the album title, the group says, "it's many directions of this now. All we have is this right now, so you can go in many directions with this record, that's why we have so many different genres. It all depends on who you are."

Coultrain explains the significance behind the single's A-side "If You Were My Baby (Reprise)": "The subject matter touches on the chase of, surrender to, and polarization of love. Our message is that true love can be found through searching within, hence lines like ‘the people who can't make love make money.'" Still, even when describing their own sound, ‘Train never allows for the kind of perspective that allows Hawthorne Headhunters to marry so many styles and topics so effortlessly, "these descriptions are only a small portion of what this is about. The song's importance and our feelings towards them evolve as we do. The listener decides what the song is about, what it means. It is up to their own interpretation, our story is only one perspective of an infinite amount."

Download (MP3) Hawthorne Headhunters - "If You Were My Baby": http://soundcloud.com/plugresearch-music/sets/hawthorne-headhunters-if-you/ .


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