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PR: The 4th Annual Roots Picnic in Philly


From Frank151:

The 4th Annual Roots Picnic in Philly

OK Player is putting on their 4th Annual Roots Picnic Saturday, June 4 in Philly, PA. Acts include The Roots (duh), Nas, Yelawolf, Wiz Khalifa, and many more.

Enter to win (or just buy) tix through OK Player.

Frank151 Presents "LES"

Written by Frank151 and directed by Max Perlich for Scion's Easy 10 film series, "LES" is as much a coming-of-age tale as it is an homage to a legendary NYC neighborhood.

The film features NYC graffiti icons CAP ONE, Stayhigh 149, and DR. REVOLT, as well as Ricky Powell, U-God, Keith Murray, NA (Deadline), and photographers David Shadi Perez and Sue Kwon.

In Part 1 we meet our protagonist, Les. He's trying to be a regular kid while caring for his ailing grandmother. Les is visited by a needy cockroach, but dismisses the vermin as a hallucination.

WATCH HERE

Mixtape: Trae Tha Truth x Don Cannon - "Undisputed"


From Nancy B:

Mixtape: Trae Tha Truth x Don Cannon - "Undisputed"

IN TIME FOR MEMORIAL WEEKEND

* http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/13916/trae_tha_truth_undisputed.html *

FOR FREE DOWNLOAD/STREAM

LOOK OUT FOR "STREET KING" THE ALBUM

DROPPING JUNE 28TH

Video: TRUTHLiVE - "Poetry In Motion" Feat. Trevor Wesley


From Audible Treats:

Video: TRUTHLiVE - "Poetry In Motion" Feat. Trevor Wesley (Prod. By Jake One)

Roughly a year since the release of his well received debut LP Patience, produced entirely by Jake One and released on his own label Interdependent Media, the California MC and musical jack of all trades, TRUTHLiVE, is gearing up to drop his new EP The Remembering. The new EP continues building momentum to what has already been eye catching start for the emanating wordsmith, producer, DJ and entrepreneur. Having gained the attention of regional commercial radio (106.1 KMEL in San Francisco) and various video Networks (namely MTV) with the release of his single "Ready Set Go" feat. label mate Moe Green, TRUTH was propelled into a variety of National appearances. Most notably sharing the stage with emerging stars such as J. Cole, Jay Electronica, and Kendrick Lamar, as well as being an official showcasing artist at the highly regarded SxSW, A3C and CMJ festivals (to strong critical acclaim respectively). The Remembering will drop in July 2011 on Interdependent Media/iM Culture, prefaced by the release of this new video for "Poetry In Motion," from the album Patience.

Snoop Dogg Artist MacShawn100 Releases 2 Singles


From 2SPR:

Snoop Dogg Artist MacShawn100 Releases 2 Singles

Los Angeles, CA (May 2011) - Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle Records recording artist MacShawn100, releases another hot single, off his upcoming new album Tha Bigg Fish, called “U Hear Me”. The new single is accompanied by another street anthem, “Girlz & Boyz” featuring Bay Area legends C-Bo and Rappin’ 4-Tay.

“U Hear Me” and “Girlz & Boyz”, both produced by Troy Sanders, come hot on the back of last years underground smash “And U Do Know That”. The video for “U Hear Me” world premiered this week, featuring cameo appearances from Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Tha Dogg Pound & Wiz Khalifa.

Vallejo, CA bred emcee, MacShawn100 released two well received albums, his debut album in 1997 titled Music fo' the Mobb and 2001's Worldwide Bosses and Playas. Mac has guest featured on numerous album releases, including his cousin E-40's platinum selling album In a Major Way, he also joined Death Row Records in the late 90’s, where he appeared on platinum selling albums Chronic 2000 and Too Gangsta For Radio.

The album Tha Bigg Fish is scheduled for release this fall on Doggystyle Records, with two more singles scheduled this summer.

AUDIO:
MacShawn100 - U Hear Me http://hulkshare.com/twqwzr3uksdn .

MacShawn100 feat. C-Bo & Rappin' 4-Tay - Girlz & Boyz http://hulkshare.com/7vprwvezrv5u .

VIDEO:
MacShawn100 - U Hear Me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u-IapXl0SQ .

MacShawn100
"Tha Bigg Fish" - Coming Soon
* www.macshawn100.com *
* http://twitter.com/macshawn100 *

MP3: Matt Fingaz x Focus x Raheem - "I Can See It All"


From Melanie J Cornish:

MP3: Matt Fingaz x Focus x Raheem - "I Can See It All"

Matt Fingaz is proud to unleash the song I CAN SEE IT ALL, a track which saw the industry insider link with Atlanta based producer and a.Fam CEO Focus, while placing the undeniably eloquent vocals of Raheem Devaughn to it for an additional splash of soul.

So content were the trio as to how the song turned out that it ended up on the recent release from the former Aftermath producer, Music of the Misinterpreted as well as being featured on Matt Fingaz's impending release, The Human Experience.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE TRACK AS WELL AS DOWNLOAD FOR FREE
or follow the direct link below
http://focus.bandcamp.com/track/i-can-see-it-all-feat-matt-fingaz-raheem-devaughn

PR: Lyn Charles; Worked w/ Big KRIT, Freeway & More


From Glenn Reich:

PR: Lyn Charles; Worked w/ Big KRIT, Freeway & More

Lyn Charles has been featured on 50 blogs for his latest project American Tragedy which dropped on May 10 2011. We would like for you to review the record and give us feedback on your website or other channels that you guys use to review the work of artists. We like what you stand for and we also pride ourselves with quality work. The project features artist Big KRIT (Def Jam), Kendrick Lamar (Top Dog), Freeway (old rocafella member), and bj the chicago kid).

Here are some links:

Direct download of album: http://www.lyncharles.com
sound cloud: http://soundcloud.com/lyn-charles
Song with the most hits: http://soundcloud.com/lyn-charles/now-im-living-ft-freeway
twitter: @bbcslim
Facebook: facebook.com/lyncharlesmusic

MP3: Lightouts - "I Am The Key" (The La's Cover)


From Audible Treats:

MP3: Lightouts - "I Am The Key" (The La's Cover)

Gowanus Duo Continue To Explore Early 90's Deep Cuts With Latest B-Side

The Song:

In their recent burst onto the indie music scene, Gowanus, Brooklyn rockers Gavin Rhodes and Greg Nelson, collectively Lightouts, set out on an early 90's-style project that pairs their new A-side singles with a pair of B-sides: an original and a cover song. Not too long ago fans saw the release of Lightouts' second, riff-heavy single, "And It Comes and Goes," and that single is now being paired with its B-side, a cover of The La's "I Am The Key." "Half of the fun of picking these tracks is exposing overlooked bands and tracks to our fans," explains Rhodes. "The La's are mainly known for their track 'There She Goes,' and only tangentially because it was covered by the crappy Christian band Sixpence None The Richer, which is ironic because it's rumored the song is about heroin. What people don't realize is that in the early 90's, The La's were poised to be bigger than Oasis. Their singer Lee Mavers was a musical prodigy and had more swagger than both Gallagher brothers combined. Unfortunately, The La's only put out one album."

Right from the start of "I Am The Key" Lightouts fans receive the fuzzed out rock bark that seems to be developing into the duo's signature sound. A range of guitar instrumentation plays off the brilliance of the original version as punched out acoustic chords poke through a chunky distorted guitar line. The vocals pay a more strict homage to original, but do receive an added melodic boost from singer Greg Nelson. "I was immediately taken with it," he says of the song, "the melody is very simple and catchy and the lyrics are concise yet poignant." Adding in their own twist, the Gowanus duo threw in a tasty bridge section for acute listeners, "It came about naturally, while jamming on the track before we recorded," explains Rhodes. "We like to think our version sounds like a drunken Wedding Present covering The La's.”

Download "I Am The Key" here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Lightouts-I_Am_The_Key_(The_Las_Cover).mp3 .

Video: Armageddon - "Sending My Love"


From Semp Rok:

Video: Armageddon - "Sending My Love"

Armageddon returns with with the official music video to another heart felt rhyme dedicated to his Uncle and fans who have been supporting him throughout these years. Its been a long road since the Terror Squad days and true battle to garner his own spotlight in this industry. The music video for this song, "Sending My Love" , will be released next week as anticipation builds for his Deluxe Edition version of The Journal Vol. 1: Rebirth; a physical copy version of the digital FreEp release earlier this year. Expect a few bonus cuts on this version as well while Fat Beats, SoFlo Entertainment and Geddy Music get busy for this summer. The Journal Vol. 1: Rebirth drops May 31st.

MP3: Lil Wayne f/ Gudda Gudda - "It's Young Money"


From M3W:

MP3: Lil Wayne f/ Gudda Gudda - "It's Young Money"

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

Video: Biggest Lesson Lil Chuckee Learned From Lil Wayne


From DJ Smallz:

Video: Biggest Lesson Lil Chuckee Learned From Lil Wayne

Biggest Lesson Lil Chuckee Learned From Lil Wayne from DJ Smallz.


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