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Tuesday January 27, 2015
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MP3: Hugo f/ Engaee Brooks, Fabby Bandulu - "To the Ceiling"

From BF Blasts:

MP3: Hugo f/ Engaee Brooks, Fabby Bandulu - "To the Ceiling"

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PR: Wandering Worx Signs L.A. Hip-Hop Artist TriState

From Wandering Worx:

PR: Wandering Worx Signs L.A. Hip-Hop Artist TriState (+ Free MP3)

VANCOUVER, BC – Wandering Worx Music announced today the latest addition to its multitalented roster – L.A. hip-hop artist TriState, whose album drops later this year on the Canadian record label.

A member of the Gold Chain Military, which also features Wandering Worx artist Planet Asia, TriState has been building his hip-hop career since he first started rhyming in 1992. His triple threat status comes from the three most notable characteristics of his style – a husky toned vibrato combined with clever lyrics and charismatic delivery.

"We're always excited to add uniquely talented artists to our label and TriState is no exception," says Wandering Worx co-founder Rodney Davidson. "We can"t wait to create magic with him in the studio for his upcoming debut with Wandering Worx, and give hip-hop fans out there something fresh and unexpected."

Although Tristate is a new artist for Wandering Worx, he"s already a seasoned performer with an impressive resume. He's been featured on tracks produced by some of hip-hops most notable talent including DJ Khalil (Self Scientific, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, Raekwon, G-UNIT and The Game), Thayod Ausar (Xzibit and Lloyd Banks), The Alchemist, Statik Selektah and he"s worked alongside Ne-Yo, The Alchemist, King T, XClan, Ras Kass, Tha Alkaholiks, Bad Azz and many others.

Based in Vancouver, BC, Wandering Worx Music launched in October 2010 as the official record label of Wandering Worx Entertainment.  The label"s debut release, Rel!g!on"s "Revelationz 1", garnered critical acclaim, with the record"s first single "Lucid", featuring Moka Only and E.D.G.E, in rotation on Much Music.  The label is also working closely with Grammy-winning Vancouver producer Chin Injeti, who produced two tracks on Eminem"s Recovery, which won Best Rap Album at the 2011 Grammy Awards.

Free Download of "Trouble" off General Monks (Planet Asia & TriState) free debut album "Each Step Becomes Elevated" coming May 31, 2011 album will include features by Krondon, Ras Kass, Phil The Agony as well as production by Evidence and Rel!g!on and many others. .

MP3: Nick Nemesis - "One Could Hope" (prod. Fly Life Prod.)

From Nick Nemesis:

MP3: Nick Nemesis - "One Could Hope" (prod. Fly Life Productions)

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Bio by Nick Nemesis:

I am 20 years old from West Chester, PA.

I have preformed with and on the same stage as Lloyd Banks, Mac Miller, Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, Warren G and Freddie Gibbs.

I have done tracks with the upcoming rappers Freck Billionaire of Fabolous's Street Fam and Los (swaggaboylos) formerly of Diddys Bad Boy Records.

I have also got production from EVO who has produced for artists such as: Joe Budden, Chris Webby, Joell Ortiz and et cetera.

Contact Info
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Culture Shock LA: "Which-a-Way?" Ford Theatre on June 4th

From Julio Trejo:

Culture Shock LA: "Which-a-Way?" Ford Theatre on June 4th

LOS ANGELES (May 2011) – Award-winning nonprofit community dance collective, Culture Shock LA is proud to present the world premiere of their hip hop dance production inspired by Dr. Seuss, "Which-a-Way?" on June 4 at the Ford Amphitheatre at 8:30pm. The new work, a boy's journey through a fantasy world, marks the fourth year of Culture Shock LA's participation in the Ford Amphitheatre Summer Season.

Tickets for "Which-a-Way?" are priced at $25 for adults, $15 for full-time students with ID and $12 for children 12 and under. Purchases can be made through and the Ford Box Office at 323 461-3673.
"Which-a-Way?" promises to build on the excitement generated by Culture Shock LA's 2010 work for the Ford, "The Soul Survivors: Seeking Refuge," an exploration of homelessness. Under the artistic direction of accomplished artistic directors, Diane Palaganas and Ritchie Ramirez, the show unites a diverse group of 65 talented dancers from various backgrounds and ages (ranging from 8-35) to bring an original hip hop/street interpretation of the Dr. Seuss classic, "Oh, the Places You'll Go!," to the stage.

"What is amazing about the production is that it continues Culture Shock LA's tradition of story-telling through the urban arts with a cast of community-minded, dynamic volunteer artists dedicated to using their talents to promote a positive message," says Arnel Calvario, Board President and Creative Advisor for Culture Shock LA.  "Utilizing urban dance, spoken word, music and visual art, the company has really stepped outside the box with ‘Which-a-Way?' in an effort to really take the audience on a journey through the joys and struggles of life. The goal is to inspire, move, and entertain audiences of all ages while highlighting the importance of literacy.  I'm truly proud of our company and the guest collaborators who have joined us as it is truly inspiring to witness innovative art come together for such an important cause," he adds.

Special guest choreographers, including Beau Fournier (Fanny Pak), Audrey Benson, Ray Basa, Elm Pizarro (founder of Boogiezone & Breed), and Michael "Bboy Mpact" Lor will also be adding their flavor to the night.  Top DJs under the direction of Jon "Enerjon" Asperin will be on duty at the boards mixing tracks and providing the soundscape for each original routine in "Which-a-Way?"

Each scene in the production will set a different mood. From the stark darkness of the Alone Place to the vibrant flamboyant wackiness of the Fun & Fame land, the whimsical cartoonish staging is designed to make spectators feel as though they are the main character in the journey through this world of fantasy.  "We are excited by the opportunity to create a fantasy world; it allows us to creatively think outside the box, but also presents the challenge of maintaining that fantastical setting throughout," says Allison Tanaka, Culture Shock LA's Director of Development and Programs. "The nonsensical and wacky framework that Dr. Seuss provides us with lends itself to so much imaginative interpretation," she describes.

"Which-a-Way?" is made possible through the generous support of City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Supervisor Don Knabe's Arts Education Partnership Program, City of Torrance, Target, and the Arts Council for Long Beach. 

The whole family is invited to join Culture Shock LA for its presentation of "Which-a-Way?" on June 4 at the Ford Amphitheatre.


Culture Shock was founded in 1993, as a diverse collective of dancers brought together to share their ideas and passion for the emerging area of urban dance. In recent years, the company has undergone tremendous growth and focuses on educating the public on the history of the Hip Hop culture through discussion, performance, and instruction in art forms related to urban dance, music, poetry, and visual arts. The group hopes to dispel the negative stereotypes commonly associated with the Hip Hop genre by explaining its rich cultural history, showcasing its solid foundation in the arts, and promoting appreciation and respect for its cultural diversity. Culture Shock Los Angeles challenges its dancers with diverse and inventive performance pieces and uses its meaningful youth and outreach programs to further its mission: "We are a troupe of individuals who, through the power of music and dance, cultivate self-worth, dignity, and respect for all people."

In 2011, the company's dance education and performance work was recognized by the local Hip Hop dance community at the World of Dance Awards where they were honored as Nonprofit Organization of the Year.


The Ford Amphitheatre is located at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, CA 90068, just off the 101 Hollywood Freeway across from the Hollywood Bowl and south of Universal Studios. The grounds open two hours before showtime for picnicking. The Ford offers a number of dining options: a variety of food and beverages is available on site and box dinners for evening events may be ordered in advance. Patrons are welcome to bring their own food and drink.

The Ford is disabled accessible. Portable wireless listening devices are available upon request. On-site, stacked parking costs $5 per vehicle for evening shows and $1 per vehicle for morning family shows. For evening shows only, FREE non-stacked parking serviced by a FREE shuttle to the Ford, for evening amphitheatre performances only, is available at the Universal City Metro Station lot at Lankershim Blvd. and Campo de Cahuenga. The shuttle, which cycles every 15-20 minutes, stops in the "kiss and ride" area.

This event is part of the Ford Amphitheatre 2011 Season, a multi-disciplinary arts series produced by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission in cooperation with Los Angeles County-based arts organizations. For a complete season schedule, directions to the theater and parking information, log on to .

For more information on CULTURE SHOCK LA, please visit: .

MP3: Trudy (Trudiva) - "Booty (Party All Night)"

From BF Blasts:

MP3: Trudy (Trudiva) - "Booty (Party All Night)"

(Radio/ Extend Intro Radio) .
BIO: TRUDY (TruDiva)
Born and raised in Jamaica, and described vocally as a cross between Rihanna, Ke$sha and Beyonce, but with a style all her own, T (rudy has amost overnight caught the eye of leading industry tastemakers both inside the Caribbean and abroad.
Currently Trudy is busy writing songs and working in the studio with tracks from a "who's-who" of award-winning music producers , including Jamaican hit-makers Christopher Birch, Demarco, Conroy Forte, and in the US, Chuckey Charles, Jerry Flowers, Cirocco, Alvin Speights, Chris Bell and VIP (Chris & Craig Reeves).
Her first single "Booty" (which Trudy wrote) is already generating a buzz; 'The song sounds like it could be one of those summer smashes!" says DJ Skee, host of the new music show on KIIS in Los Angeles. Nick Vidal of The Baka Boyz says, "BOOTY is a hot record! It sounds original, like nothing else out there!"

MP3: D-Black Releases Two Love Songs

From GH Rap Muzik:

MP3: D-Black Releases Two Love Songs

Whaddup fam! Much Love & Appreciation goes out to you for the role you played in getting D-Black da Ghana Bwouy's music out there, no matter how big or small..
He's been nominated for Best International Artist (Africa) at the 2011 BET AWARDS.
D-Black and the entire Black Avenue Muzik team is grateful and appreciates and loves you greatly..

2 Love songs off D-Black's "Music, Love & Life" Album are available for Free Download Below:

True Love - D-Black ft. Efya

Still - D-Black ft. Sante

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MP3: Money Malc - "Catch You Slippin"

From M3W:

MP3: Money Malc - "Catch You Slippin"

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Video: Sadat X + J Rawls Talk Hip-Hop, Working Together

From Nature Sounds:

Video: Sadat X + J Rawls Talk Hip-Hop, Working Together

Video: Crooked I's "Every Day" Behind the Scenes

From Nancy B:

Video: Crooked I's "Every Day" Behind the Scenes

Crooked-I "Everyday" Behind The Scenes from john colombo.

Mixtape: DJ Paul (Three 6 Mafia) - "Pray For Forgiveness"

From Future Star Music:

Mixtape: DJ Paul (Three 6 Mafia) - "Pray For Forgiveness"






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The anticipation and wait is finally over for the brand new Pray For Forgiveness mixtape. DJ Paul, Ya Boy and Lil Lody linked up with DJ Scream to bring you a street classic!!! You better have this mixtape downloading already while you're reading this right now...if not you will Pray For Forgiveness after you hear it!!! Don't be scared to post this tape everywhere and put it on all of your blogs, websites, etc. We encourage that support and always appreciate it. This is one of the hottest tapes in the streets!!!

Watch the DJ Paul KOM feat. Ya Boy aka YB The Rockstar "Buck Nah" video off the mixtape .

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