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Press Release: Kid Capri Teams Up With NC's Presidents 919

Press Release: Kid Capri Teams Up With NC's Presidents 919

Courtesy Melanie J Cornish.

Hip-Hop double act, twin brothers, Presidents 919 hailing from North Carolina have teamed up with the iconic DJ Kid Capri for their mixtape, BEST DUO BEST FLOW. Eager to make an impression on Hip-Hop fans, Dic Nixon and Willie J Clinton sought some of the most influential and poignant tracks from the Hip-Hop timeline to create this project.

"We wanted the beats we selected for this project to take the listener back to when the original records were made and give people that feeling of nostalgia," explains Willie J Clinton.

To relay that feeling of nostalgia the host of a project which boasts hits from the likes of Gangstarr, Pete Rock and CL Smooth, Outkast, M.O.P and many more had to be as influential as the music on the tape. "It seemed the obvious choice for Kid Capri to host BEST DUO BEST FLOW," shares Dic Nixon. "Kid has been front and center in Hip-Hop music since the 90's and remains extremely visible and to get him to be a part of this project gave the tape that authentic Hip-Hop co-sign."

The pressure to deliver on a project of this magnitude is undeniable but confident in what they were doing, Presidents 919 were just keen for their lyrics to do the talking. "It is like a case of classic fishing," jokes Dic Nixon. "The song recognition would would bait the listeners while our lyrics would reel them in." But pressure is not something these two brothers-in-rhyme shy away from.

Their mantra of making 'believers out of doubters, fans out of foes and supporters out of opponents' is what will give this act the determination to be recognized worldwide as the best duo with the best flow.

Direct Link to BEST DUO BEST FLOW http://www.sendspace.com/file/e2z0ug .

Video: OBX & Tech-Neek - "Intro" @obxthemex

Video: OBX & Tech-Neek - "Intro"

Courtesy Matt B.

Here is another set of visuals, “Intro,” off of OBX & Tech-Neek's Middle Class Dreams/Blue Collar Schemes project, which is the opening track to the duo's EP. The track titled 'Intro' is produced by Ben Diggin. With these two, you won’t get any cliche rap.

The Middle Class Dreams/Blue Collar Schemes EP will be available for download on 4-9-2012 at www.obxthemex.com .

Video: Get It All f/ Bret Lockett, Prince Syc, DeJuan Turrentine

Video: Get It All f/ Bret Lockett, Prince Syc, DeJuan Turrentine

Courtesy Kelly K.

Since launching the Get It All campaign during Super Bowl week, it has gone National. The campaign first released through NBC's Extra with co-host Maria Menounos and spread like a wild fire ending up on Perez Hilton's front page the next morning.

On the set, Prince Syc made a comment that Michael Jackson would be very proud of this music video. Prince Syc was the first artist signed to Michael Jackson's label, MJJ/ Sony as one half of recording artist Quo. The Get It All music video has everything from art to mystery and it's utterly intriguing.  NFL player Bret Lockett, Prince Syc and DeJuan Turrentine captured the essence of "Get It All" in this masterpiece directed by Erik Hicks.

MP3: C-Bone f/ Jermaine Dupri - "College Park" (Dungeon Family)

MP3: C-Bone f/ Jermaine Dupri - "College Park" (Dungeon Family)

Courtesy J Melo.

BlackOwned C-Bone of Dungeon Family is best known for being featured on records such as Big Boi's "Kriptonite", Outkast's "Gangsta Shit" & "Tomb of the Boom", Yung Joc's "Dopeboy Magic" as well as performing with Big Boi on all of his world tours, past and present.

Today, he drops his new single titled "College Park" featuring Atlanta legend Jermaine Dupri. College Park has been a staple in hip-hop and sports for years now, producing talent such as Ludacris, Monica, 2 Chainz, Cam Newton (QB of the Carolina Panthers), Mr. Collipark, Josh Smith (Atlanta Hawks Basketball player) and more. It's about time they have their OWN record!!

"College Park" http://www.sharebeast.com/03hyl6dpqh7p .

Journalist MrMecc Offers Up The #JBF Kit- Part 3, Piano Play

Journalist MrMecc Offers Up The #JBF Kit- Part 3, Piano Play

Courtesy Matt B.

Here is part three of a three part series of new comedy skits from Journalist and artist MrMecc, who many of you know from his pen game and his work with Jumpoff TV.

* http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8D4DE89938C7AD40 *

In gearing up for the release of his upcoming mixtape, I Can Explain, and the world premiere of #JBF's video release, MrMecc completes the trilogy of promotional skits with the release of #JBF Kit, Part 3, Piano Play for it which you can view here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Yl6zY5JyRk&feature=youtu.be .

With his momentum picking up steam, MrMecc was asked to flex for Bosslady.TV x Convention Magazine's all-star series "Minute To The Top" by the Bosslady herself, joining the ranks of Roscoe Dash, Don Trip, Dorrough Music and many more which you can view here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZA8lU-jV3U .

Video: ScHoolboy Q f/ Ab-Soul - "Druggys WitH Hoes Again"

Video: ScHoolboy Q f/ Ab-Soul - "Druggys WitH Hoes Again"

Courtesy Chris @ E1.

Habits & Contradictions is out NOW!

Video: Erick Sermon Addresses Suicide Rumors @vladtv

Video: Erick Sermon Addresses Suicide Rumors

Courtesy DJ Vlad.

"The legendary EPMD rapper sets the record straight on rumors of him trying to commit suicide, Whitney Houston's death and his thoughts on bloggers and the media."

Video: DMX "I Don't Dance" w/ MGK Behind the Scenes Footage

Video: DMX "I Don't Dance" w/ MGK Behind the Scenes Footage

Courtesy Greg Miller.

March 27, 2012 (Los Angeles, CA) - Multi-Platinum rapper DMX releases a behind-the-scenes look at his upcoming John Colombo directed music video for "I Don't Dance," featuring EST 19XX/Bad Boy/Interscope recording artist Machine Gun Kelly (MGK). The Jake Janisse produced behind-the-scenes video features commentary and antics from director John Colombo, DMX and MGK, along with Xzibit and longtime DMX collaborator, producer Dame Grease. The "I Don't Dance" music video is the first look from DMX's upcoming album Undisputed, whose summer release date will be announced soon.


Video: Sun (G-Unit) "Imma Pimp" (feat. Lucky Luciano)

Video: Sun (G-Unit) "Imma Pimp" (feat. Lucky Luciano)

Courtesy J Melo.

Sun, an affiliate of Zoo Life (40 Glocc's Label), Infamous (Mobb Deep's label) & G-Unit releases a new video for "Imma Pimp" featuring Lucky Luciano off his upcoming "Tunnel Vision" mixtape (aka #TV) which will feature new and old collaborations with Eminem, Lloyd, Havoc of Mobb Deep, Slim Thug and many, many more.

Video: Mystikal Almost Went to G-Unit @SteveRaze

Video: Mystikal Almost Went to G-Unit

"In teaser #2 of the Next 48 Hours With Mystikal @ SXSW we discover while Mystikal was in prison, he received several offers from major labels and at one time, G-Unit South was one of his most attractive offers. After finally deciding on YMCMB, the Young Money members welcome Mystikal with open arms backstage at the YMCMB Show at SXSW."

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