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@LaCokaNostra1 - "Creed of the Greedier" (@ILLB1LL @SlainesWorld @DannyBoy1968 @MacMediaPromo)


Video: La Coka Nostra - "Creed of the Greedier"

Courtesy Matt B.

Always known for tackling controversial topic matter, the group’s sophomore project, Masters Of The Dark Arts, (which recently was a top 100 debut on the Billboard Charts) finds them once again in torch-bearing mode, addressing subjects that most artists shy away from as ILL BILL illustrates “as conceptually and musically dark as this album appears to be, there's also a flip side layer to it that you may not notice until you listen to it a few times. Masters Of The Dark Arts is a storm before the calm and a celebration of the good things in life that can only be achieved by walking directly into the heart of darkness and facing your inner demons head on."

Audio: @GospelLee - "This Is (Who I Am)" (@PTheWyse)


Audio: Gospel Lee - "This Is (Who I Am)"

Courtesy P the Wyse.

"This Is (Who I Am)" is the first single from Arizona based rhyme spitter Gospel Lee. Gospel Lee is a postive, inspirational hip-hop artist that resides in Phoenix, Arizona. Gospel is blessed with a natural ability to put words together as evidenced by his freestyling prowess.

* http://soundcloud.com/gospellee/02-this-is-who-i-am *

"This Is (Who I Am)" is the byproduct of a successful Kickstarter campaign. The talented wordsmith reminisces about his past providing great detail.

Gospel states:

This is a different outlook a different point of view
behind the scenes take of everything I went through
This is you stepping in when my Dad stepped out
With you as my Stepdad the hope never ran out

Gospel Lee will present Who I Am to the world on August 28, 2012. The project will feature 5 tracks and it is very introspective.

Video: 4th Annual Cali DJ Mix Highlights w/ @DJLordRon


Video: 4th Annual Cali DJ Mix Highlights w/ DJ Lord Ron

Courtesy DLR.

Twitter: @djlordron
Musik: http://www.youtube.com/user/FANSofDJLORDRON .
PTC DJ Mixes by Yours Truly: http://preservingtheculture.wordpress.com/ .

Video: Big Lou - "Hood Shit" (@BigLouHipHop @JRONIN)


Video: Big Lou - "Hood Shit"

Courtesy J-Ronin.

Produced by J Dot
from Big Lou and DJ J-Ronin "Pray for Me"
Lost City Records
Filmed/Edited by Jimmy Giambrone

NEW MUSIC: @Lyriciss - Calling For You (prod. Grussle)


NEW MUSIC: Lyriciss - Calling For You (prod. Grussle)

Courtesy Langston S.

Take a listen to "Calling For You" the second single from Lyriciss upcoming The Balance: Heart EP.  Produced by Grussle, "Calling For You" features Chill Moody and K-Beta.  The Balance: Heart, the third EP in The Balance series,  will be available online August 21st exclusively through DJBooth.net.

 MP3: Lyriciss - Calling For You (prod. Grussle): http://soundcloud.com/langston-sessoms/lyriciss-calling-for-you-ft .

Video: @TurquoiseJeep - "Gotta Go to Cali"


Video: Turquoise Jeep - "Gotta Go to Cali"

Courtesy TJ.

Following up from their buzzin' single "Lemme Smang It" (Over 9 Million views on YouTube & featured on MTV Buzzworthy) and garnered great reaction by Billboard at SXSW 2012, Turquoise Jeep debuts a new track titled "Gotta Go To Cali" and announces tour dates starting August 27th in California, through September 7th.

Audio: DJ K.O. "Stand Up!" (@ElementalityPro @MacMediaPromo)


New Audio: DJ K.O. "Stand Up!" (Produced by DJ K.O. & !llmind)

Courtesy Matt B.

Back in 2008, ­DJ K.O. recruited some of Hip-Hop's finest emcees and producers to craft his debut offering.  Picture This had track after track of dream collaborations between the likes of Royce 5'9, Talib Kweli, Elzhi, Phonte, Masta Ace, O.C., Skyzoo, Emilio Rojas and Silent Knight and delivered exactly what the fans wanted...real hip-hop.  Simple formula - raw beats, raw rhymes.  To take the record to another level, the album featured additional production from the likes of 9th Wonder, Analogic, Ayatollah, Black Milk, Buckwild, !LLMIND, Khrysis, M-Phazes & Marco Polo.

Included is the first leak from DJ K.O.’s EMPBeTheTeam, Stand Up! f/ Silent Knight, Jered Sanders, Justin Bates, K-Hill, East & MadKem) [co-produced by !LLMIND]: http://soundcloud.com/macmediapromo/dj-k-o-stand-up-feat-silent .

@Pharrell Williams' "i am OTHER" YouTube Original Partner Channel


PR: Pharrell Williams' "i am OTHER" YouTube Original Partner Channel

Courtesy Rebecca N.

* http://www.youtube.com/iamOTHER *

Grammy Award winning music icon Pharrell Williams has officially announced the launch of his creative venture, the i am OTHER YouTube channel. Williams describes the new endeavor as “a cultural movement dedicated to Thinkers, Innovators and Outcasts.” The newest addition to Pharrell’s i am OTHER brand, the YouTube channel, is part of Google’s initiative to create channels with original programming.  Its line-up includes the critically acclaimed web series Awkward Black Girl, exclusive interviews from eccentric music journalist Nardwuar, new fan favorite Stereotypes and exclusive videos from Williams about everything from music to food. The channel will also feature significant viewer participation. Creative minds will have the opportunity to interact with Williams within a community of self-defined OTHERS.

“The idea for i am OTHER really came from the fans. They often say I inspired them to think outside the box and I wanted to establish a creative collective which represents that same philosophy,” says Williams. “I believe individuality is the new wealth and I am dedicated to creating and supporting projects that encourage originality.” His manifesto about the OTHERS, people who defy expectations and stereotypes, can be found at iamOTHER.com

The programs on i am OTHER’s YouTube channel explore the pursuit of individuality, the defiance of expectations, and the arrival of a new class of visionaries. By celebrating creative pursuits of all kinds, the channel will showcase the architects of global culture, music, fashion, and the arts. Shows now airing on the channel include the cult sensation Awkward Black Girl from filmmaker Issa Rae. The Stanford graduate created the scripted comedy to test her theory that “we’re all awkward.”

"We are so thrilled and excited to be a part of the i am OTHER family! I initially created this series because I didn't feel represented on "mainstream" TV. We decided it was best to keep Awkward Black Girl on the web for a second season because we wanted executives and fans to understand that you can be "Awkward" and "OTHER" without having to compromise,” says Issa Rae, creator and star of Awkward Black Girl. “Joining the i am OTHER family is truly a perfect match because from day one they GOT IT.”

Other YouTube shows include:

OTHER x Hypebeast blends the OTHER philosophy with the global media platform Hypebeast.com and its contributions to today’s lifestyle and fashion landscape. The show features a range of tastemakers and influencers in various fields including fashion, film, and technology.

Nardwuar Vancouver-based Nardwuar, one of the most fascinating and well-respected voices in media today, will bring his unique style of music journalism to the channel with exclusive interviews.

Voice of Art follows artists as they execute their own brand of activism by shining a light on their chosen social issue. Through carefully crafted events (concert, exhibition, or demonstration), these artists execute awareness campaigns to engage viewers in a global dialogue.

Boy Genius Report is a weekly conversation hosted by tech guru Jonathan Geller respected for his acclaimed website, bgr.com. Geller will highlight new and noteworthy developments in technology from an insider’s perspective.

Stereotypes tests assumptions about musical tastes based on physical appearance. With man on the street interviews in NYC, the show hits various neighborhoods to discover how bias plays into preconceived notions of fellow New Yorkers.

State of the Union is an intimate weekly report from the desk of i am OTHER President Pharrell Williams. These short clips share what's on his mind—everything from his favorite snacks to fashion must-haves.

Cloudy is a short by FriendsWithYou, Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III.  This short is an exploration into the Clouds. A sweet visual sounds cape that takes the viewer through a personal journey into the sky. Sing, dance and relax as you follow a sweet cast of clouds and raindrops through an entrancing adventure you'll wish to take over and over again.

ABOUT PHARRELL WILLIAMS:

Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter/producer Pharrell Williams has made history for being one of the most successful and prolific artists to emerge during the last decade. As half of the beat-making duo The Neptunes with Chad Hugo and the alternative rock trio N.E.R.D. with Chad and childhood friend Shae Haley, Pharrell has helped A-List pop stars sell millions of albums and even earned Grammy Awards for the likes of Justin Timberlake, Nelly, and Usher.

William’s unique style and creative aesthetic has been a force in several successful businesses outside the world of music. These include founding the popular clothing brands, Billionaire Boys Club and ICE CREAM, as well as designing limited edition jewelry and accessories for Louis Vuitton. In collaboration with French furniture makers Domeau & Peres, Pharrell designed a collection of chairs called “Perspective” which debuted at the prestigious Emmanuel Perrotin Galerie in Paris. Pharrell followed up with a second chair design for the Emmanuel Perrotin Galerie called "Tank" which was released in 2009. He recently teamed up with Domeau & Pérès and Brooklyn Machine Works to create limited edition ‘Velo’ bikes. Williams also partnered with Tokyo born artist Takashi Murakami to create the artwork entitled “Simple Things” kicking off the official opening of Art Basel Switzerland in 2009. The sculpture was manufactured by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd in collaboration with Jacob & Co.

He recently scored Illumination Entertainment’s animated film Despicable Me, featuring the voices of Steve Carell and Russell Brand, and will also provide original songs and themes to the movie’s sequel due for release in 2013.

@ClintonSparks f/ @Pitbull - "Watch You" (@TheDiscoFries @E1Music)


Audio: Clinton Sparks f/ Pitbull - "Watch You"

Courtesy Chris @ E1.

@ClintonSparks @Pitbull @TheDiscoFries

* http://soundcloud.com/clintonsparks/watch-you-f-pitbull *

Video: @NativeSunMuzik - "Lightness of Happiness"


Video: Native Sun - "Lightness of Happiness"

Courtesy M Yahya.

I hope all is wonderful in your world, I’ve been very busy  enjoying the spiritual benefits  of this blessed Month and  working hard on my group NATIVE SUN who have just have  just released our 3rd VIDEO called “Lightness of Happiness”.


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