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Huffington Post Premieres Video from Rapper @BrotherAli

Huffington Post Premieres Politically Charged Music Video from Rapper Brother Ali

Courtesy HPR.

Rhymesayers recording artist Brother Ali releases politically charged music video for "Mourning in America" touching on today's most controversial topics: War, Gun Violence, Bullying, Islam, Capital Punishment and Police Brutality.

Premiered on The Huffington Post: Brother Ali's 'Mourning In America': The Disturbing Drop From Hip Hop's Muslim Iconoclast (VIDEO, EXCLUSIVE)
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MP3: Wyld f/ Future - "So Hella"

MP3: Wyld f/ Future - "So Hella"

Courtesy M3W.

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@UKRunnings Presents "Machete Music" (@TrickstaUK @ParkStreetPR)

UK Runnings Presents "Machete Music" (Hosted by Tricksta)

Courtesy Park Street PR.

UK mixtape deejay and producer Tricksta from UK Runnings is back with another mixtape full of UK bangers including contributions from the likes of K-Koke, English Frank, Cashtastic, Twissman, Stylah, Macca, Multiple Skillz, LATE, Sir Tomz, Big Dutty Deeze, DVS and many more. UK all day with this one, so please support!

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Casual: New Track With Souls Of Mischief + MHz (@NatureSounds)

Casual: New Track With Souls Of Mischief + MHz

Courtesy Nature Sounds.

Casual and J Rawls brought Ohio and Oakland together on their new collaborative album Respect Game Or Expect Flames.  The unity is most evident on the star-studded posse cut "Hier-O-Dot", featuring members of both Oakland's Souls Of Mischief and Columbus's MHz.   Over an infectious guitar lick courtesy of J Rawls, Casual trades verses with MHz.  Respect Game Or Expect Flames is now in stores everywhere, and also features apperances from Del The Funky Homosapien, Pep Love, Kurious, and more.

Casual & J Rawls (ft. Souls Of Mischief & MHz) Hier-O-Dot .

MP3: @PranoBBM "Party With Ya Body" ft. @VerseSimmonds

MP3: Prano "Party With Ya Body" ft. Verse Simmonds

Courtesy Major Music.

@PranoBBM is making a lot of noise with the impending release of his "PranoBama" mixtape. The Boston native recently connected with Jahlil Beats and @VerseSimmonds to record the track "Party With Ya Body". "Pranonama" is set to be released Labor Day Weekend.

Click Here To Download "Party With Ya Body" Dirty Version
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PR: H2 - Rap Heals All Wounds (@therealh2_r2r)

PR: H2 - Rap Heals All Wounds

Courtesy Rags 2 Riches Entertainment.

“Do you ever think about your past life? On the floor, on your knees tryin’ to ask Christ, please forgive me for the sins I did last night. Got scars, bones ache, from your last fight.” The lyrics on “Not This Time,” a song from H2’s forthcoming mixtape, Rap Heals All Wounds, are reflections of life, love, pain, and passion etched as deeply into his memory as the tattoos inked nearly all over his 6’4 frame. Tall with blue penetrating eyes, H2 aka Jimmy Blue Eyes’ rugged good looks are those of a male fashion model, but don’t let the pretty face fool you. While his handsome face has opened the doors to modeling and acting opportunities, the journey hasn’t been a smooth one. His arms are almost completely covered in inked, but there are spaces he’s left bare for his unfinished journey.

Born in Englewood, NJ, Hassan is the 7th child of eight children raised by a single mother; his father wasn’t around in his formative years. It was hard to get attention and practically impossible to stand out among his siblings. But today with a mind full of music and lyrics mostly penned while he was in the pen, H2 uses his dramatic life experiences to create music dudes can relate to, while appealing to the ladies at the same time. “When I go in the studio, I try to create the type of music that made artist like Nas, Biggie, Jay-Z, Jadakiss, AZ, Fabolous, and The Lox, the most respected lyricists in the game. Musically I’m from their era. They inspire me; their flow, swag, style, and delivery make me want to step up my lyrical game. I’m not a bubble gum rapper who rhymes just to rhyme. I’m about lyrics, poetry, and telling my story while inspiring and entertaining at the same time!”

He calls his forthcoming mixtape, Rap Heals All Wounds, a self-therapy of sorts. “Recording this project, Rap Heals All Wounds, is helping me heal from the wounds of my own past. It’s like writing a biography, when you sit and think about all the things you’ve been through, when you start telling your story, it’s like stripping yourself bare. Like the meaningful tattoos inked all over his body, several personal songs like “Lonely,” “Love Don’t Live Here,” “Kill Yourself” and “Ears Open,” tell of H2’s journey from rags to riches. While many of the songs on the album are written from a male perspective, there are party anthems and songs for the ladies like: “Compliments,” “She’s Bad,” and “Latest” where he reveals a charming side. The first tracks leaked to the streets are strip club banga, “Watch Yo B***h” and freestyle on the “You, Me, Him, or Her” Jay-Z beat.

While most of the lyrics H2 pours into the album are from personal experiences, He also writes mostly about his experiences growing up in the Englewood, NJ, a city, which he calls a nice small suburban area with city swag. “A lot of the people living in Englewood are originally from New York so while it’s the suburbs, we have that New York vibe about us. Like most places in the burbs, you have the black and Latinos living on one side and the white people on the other side. Listening to my music, you can probably tell which side I grew up in! I’m biracial and grew up watching my mother struggle on her own with the 8 of us. You can imagine how that impacted me. Sometimes we didn’t have even the most basic things, so I hit the streets to get the things I needed and wanted. They used to call me Hermes Hass or Handsome Hass because I was so fly. It caught up with me eventually.”

While his priority is music, H2 is extending his brand beyond hip-hop. “Hip-hop is my first passion, it’s my outlet and I intend to use my success as an artist to launch others things. I’m focused on merging my musical skills with my natural talent and passion for acting, modeling, and excelling in each of those areas to become a legitimate and undeniable presence in the entertainment and fashion worlds.”  Not one to wait for opportunities to fall in his lap or opportunities to come to him from a major record deal, H2 has formed his own enterprise, Rags2Riches Entertainment, which he describes as a personal movement. “Rags2Riches is about making something out of nothing. Coming from the bottom and rising to the top. Rags2Riches is dedicated to the people like myself who never had anything. We come from broken homes; we were raised in and by the streets. We’ve been bent, but we’re not broken. We’re still trying to achieve something positive in life.” therealh2_r2r the realh2_r2r
@BoysNoize Reveals Snoop Dogg Collab on Out Of The Black

Boys Noize Reveals Snoop Dogg Collab on Out Of The Black (Out 10/16 via BNR) + Electric Zoo

Courtesy Girlie Action.

BOYS NOIZE is proud to release his third full-length album Out Of The Black on October 16th (Boysnoize Records) in America. The album’s twelve track titles were revealed via Boys Noize’s Twitter. Besides features from Siriusmo and GIZZLE, it includes the highly anticipated collaboration with Snoop Dogg on the album closer “Got It”.
 After headlining Electric Zoo’s Sunday School stage, Boys Noize will be back in November performing his first ever American live shows. He'll makes stops in Washington, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, SF, LA and ending it in December with two Texas dates. Please see full date and on-sale info Earlier, on October 6th Boys Noize will play his first live performance in Berlin, at the start of an extensive 25-city European live tour.
Boys Noize’s first single in 3 years, "XTC" and the accompanying MMM Remix, of his third album Out Of The Black is released and available now. Complex Magazine premiered "XTC", calling it "ridiculously catchy".  The first rousing album track “What You Want” was revealed earlier by Rolling Stone.
Alex Ridha - aka Boys Noize - is a Berlin-based producer, DJ and label owner who started producing and DJing at a very early age and is known internationally as a one of the most valued electronic artists (for instance; Independent Music Award in 2010 and named Best Electronic Artist 3 consecutive times by the influential music store Beatport, world’s largest electronic music community).
The new album perfectly bridges the gap between his previous two efforts Oi Oi Oi and POWER; providing the requisite in-your-face electro bang of classic Boys Noize on tracks like “What You Want”, “Rocky 2” and “XTC”, or more melodic songs like "Ich R U“ and “Reality“. At a time when mainstream electronic music, particularly the pervasive cultures of EDM and dubstep, have moved dance music out of the clubs and into the stadiums, Ridha is quick to acknowledge the old school house and acid records that shaped him as a DJ; the very same records that continue to bubble up as an influence on Out Of The Black.
Alex Ridha is at the heart of Boysnoize Records and BNR Trax that involves a roster of over 100 releases by more than a dozen different artists (Spank Rock, The Faint, Mixhell, Strip Steve, Housemeister and 17-year old SCNTST etc). Along releasing two long players Oi Oi Oi and POWER with contemporary anthems "&Down," "Don't Believe The Hype" and "Jeffer" he's had numerous releases with Mr. Oizo (aka Handbraekes), Erol Alkan, Jarvis Cocker and more.
Boys Noize has been on the forefront of remixing indie artists like Feist’s “My Moon, My Man,” long before it was a custom to remix non-dance tracks. Other remixes range from the likes of David Lynch, N.E.R.D, Depeche Mode, Snoop Dogg, Daft Punk, The Chemical Brothers to name a few. Having worked with Scissor Sisters, Gonzales, Spank Rock, Santigold and Kelis, the highly sought after producer, is ready to show the world his best work to date.
“…main stage closer Boys Noize had no problems bringing the beat. The German producer and DJ eschewed the skeletal buzzsaw electro of his albums for a set of throbbing techno and house that trampled straight ahead unceasingly for an hour, leaving its recipients breathless and dazed as they headed to the exits.”
– Rolling Stone
Boys Noize – Out Of The Black - track list:
01. What You Want
02. XTC
03. Missile
04. Ich R U
05. Rocky 2
06. Circus Full Of Clowns feat. GIZZLE
07. Conchord feat. Siriusmo
08. Touch It
09. Reality
10. Merlin
11. Stop
12. Got It feat. Snoop Dogg
BOYS NOIZE LIVE (*) and DJ Dates: (on sale now)
08/31 – Las Vegas, NV (USA) @ Haze
09/01 – Mexico City (MEX) @ Auditorio Blackberry
09/02 – New York, NY (USA) @ Electric Zoo Festival
10/06 – Berlin (GER) @ Columbiahalle *
10/09 – Glasgow (UK) @ O2 ABC *
10/11 – Dublin (IRL) @ Academy *
10/12 – Manchester (UK) @ TBA *
10/13 – London (UK) @ Coronet *
10/17 – Zurich (CH) @ Maag Halle *
10/18 – Geneva (CH) @ Salle des Fetes de Thonex *
10/19 – Lille (FR) @ Fantastic Festival *
10/20 – Nantes (FR) @ Stereolux *
10/23 – Oslo (N) @ Rockefeller *
10/24 – Stockholm (SWE) @ Arenan *
10/25 – Copenhagen (DK) @ Vega *
10 /27– Vienna (AUSTRIA) @ Gasometer *
10/28 – Bologna (IT) @ Link *
10/31 – Milan (IT) @ Limelight *
11/01 – Lyon (FR) @ La Sucriere *
11/02 – Paris (FR) @ La Cigale *
11/03 – Toulouse (FR) @ Le Bikini *
11/04 – Nimes (FR) @ Paloma *
11/08 – Madrid (SP) @ Arena *
11/13 – Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso *
11/14 – Cologne (GER) @ E-Werk *
11/15 – Hamburg (GER) @ Docks *
11/17 – Munich (GER) @ Kesselhaus *
11/23 - Fort Lauderdale, FL (USA) @ Revolution *
11/24 – Orlando, FL (USA) @ House of Blues *
11/28 – Washington, DC (USA) @ Fillmore *
11/30 - New York, NY (USA) @ Roseland Ballroom *

12/01 – Philadelphia, PA (USA) @ TLA 
12/02 – Boston, MA (USA) @ House of Blues *
12/06 – Montreal (CAN) @ Telus Theatre *
12/07 - Toronto (CAN) @ Sound Academy *
12/08 – Chicago, IL (USA) @ Aragon *

12/10 - St. Louis, MO (USA) @ Pageant *
12/14 – Oakland, CA (USA) @ Fox Theatre *
12/15 - Los Angeles, CA (USA) @ Palladium *
12/16 - San Diego, CA (USA) @ House of Blues 
12/18 – Denver, CO (USA) @ Fillmore 
12/20 – Dallas, TX (USA) @ House of Blues *
12/21 – Houston, TX (USA) @ House of Blues *
International Release Dates:
Japan – October 3
Germany, Austria & Switzerland – October 5
UK, France, rest of world - October 8
Australia & New Zealand – October 12
USA, Canada – October 16

Video: @Thurzday - "COLORS" (ft. @SASGang)

Video: Thurz - "COLORS" (ft. Strong Arm Steady)

Courtesy JL.


Audio: @ItsPacDiv f/ @MacMiller - "Black Acura"

Audio: Pac Div f/ Mac Miller - "Black Acura"

Courtesy JL.

FEAT. MAC MILLER (prod. by Thelonious Martin)

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Video: @TwistaGMG Previews New Mixtape at Listening Party

Video: Twista Previews New Mixtape at Listening Party

Courtesy Nordhia C.

Chi-Town speed rapper Twista gave a sneak peek of his upcoming “Reloaded” mixtape to 10 lucky fans in a private ooVoo call presented in conjunction with Fake Shore Drive on Wednesday, August 29. The exclusive listening session gave fans the opportunity to interact with Twista as he debuted tracks from the highly anticipated mixtape. Presented by Don Cannon, “Reloaded” will be released September 4 via and features guest appearances from Juicy J, Shawnna, Ab-Soul and more.

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