Block Starz Music LLC, www.blockstarzmusic.com, is promoting the blazing hot singles "Alice In Wonderland", by Cleveland affiliate Machine Gun Kelly, and "Was It", by Youngstown artist Throwback featuring new Atlantic Records signee Wiz Khalifa.
Machine Gun Kelly's rapid-fire single and video "Alice In Wonderland" comes from Block Starz Music's explosive "Midwest Block Starz" compilation. The song won "Best Video" at the 2010 Ohio Hip Hop Awards over the weekend (Sept. 17-19), while MGK took home the award for "Best Live Performer" for the second year in a row. For a full list of winners, visit www.ohiohiphopawards.com.
Throwback's blazing hot Johnny Juliano-produced "Was It", which is featured on the bestselling "East Coast Block Starz" compilation, is a breakout online hit for the former High Times magazine "Unsigned Artist of the Month". A snippet for the song was originally featured on Throwback's debut Block Starz mixtape, "What's High?", which is available for download at www.blockstarzmusic.com.
Here's your chance to discover two of Ohio's Most Wanted independent Hip-Hop recording artists!
Machine Gun Kelly's "Alice In Wonderland" and Throwback's "Was It" featuring Wiz Khalifa are now available for download on Amazon and iTunes. Check out the award-winning music video for "Alice In Wonderland" at Block Starz Music's redesigned website at www.blockstarzmusic.com.
ABOUT BLOCK STARZ MUSIC Block Starz Music LLC is a full service online music company founded in 2008 to scout, develop, and market new independent talent.
The A3C Hip-Hop Festival, now in its 6th year, is one of the largest hip-hop festivals in the US. 200+ artists will be performing during the 2 days and 3 nights, from Oct 7-9th @ the Masquerade Music Complex in Atlanta, GA.
There are dozens of showcases that take place throughout the festival, including: SMKA, Fadia Kader & The Smoking Section's Perfect Attendance, 2Dopeboyz, Okay Player, Kevin Nottingham, Quality Control's Bay Area Rap Teamup, Mello Music Group, DJBooth.net, and many more.
It is an ALL AGES event that includes 2 outdoor stages and 3 indoor stages. In addition to music there are industry panels during the day, an iStandard beat battle, a B-Boy Battle, Needle to the Record, RedBull 45's and much more. Lastly, the final day of the festival, Saturday-Oct 9th, will have music ALL DAY starting at 11am outdoors.
Erik Sermon w/ DJ Scratch, Camp Lo, Rhymefest, Big Sean, Killer Mike, Pacific Division, Murs, Aleon Craft, Jean Grae, Kidz in the Hall, Rapper Big Pooh, Donnis, Buckshot, Mistah Fab, Lyrics Born, Evidence, Artifacts, MAYDAY, Crooked I, Nappy Roots, Laws, Mickey Factz, Dom Kennedy, Homeboy Sandman, Diamond District, CunninLynguists, Tanya Morgan, J-Live, Mac Miller, Phil Ade, Hollyweerd, 4-Ize, Emilio Rojas, El Prez, Killa Kyleon, TiRon, Sean Falyon, Shawn Chrystopher, and over 200+ MORE!
Mike Walbert, of SMKA, is the Artist Director for the 2010 A3C Hip-Hop Festival, and we would like to offer you a discounted 3-Day All-Access Pass...normally $33, for only $25. There are a limited number of 3-Day passes available.
Brown Bag AllStar/Battle Powerhouse, Soul Khan, is set to release his debut album, 2dopeboyz.com Presents: Soul Like Khan, for free download in early November. Here's a leak from the album & expect a video on Monday!
MP3: New DL Link for Free EP: Erk Tha Jerk -The Prelude
EP Includes Songs From Emcee's Upcoming Debut And Unreleased Tracks
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Erk Tha Jerk certainly knows how to satiate his fans. Despite his debut album, Nerd's Eye View, close on the horizon with a slated November 9th release date, Erk has decided to give away a brand new EP for free. The Prelude includes songs from his forthcoming LP in additon to tracks that will only be available on this free release.
The Prelude premiered through SF Weekly and marks a new high in the anticipation leading up to Nerd's Eye View. "I've always released free music," Erk explains of the EP's price tag. "I guess I do it so when the people finally have to pay for something they'll look back at all the free music and won't mind spending with me. They know I'm good for it." Between mixtapes, music videos, and unreleased tracks, some might argue that Erk is spreading himself too thin - that he can't have much up his sleeve for his upcoming LP. One listen toThe Prelude, though, and it becomes evident that Erk Tha Jerk is just getting started.
Stay tuned for Erk's debut album, Nerd's Eye View, being released November 9th via Red Planet/SMC Recordings.
Debunking the stereotype of what a West Coast rapper should be is what got a very fickle hip-hop audience to initially notice Erk. His streetwear heavy fashion sense, trademark black eyeglasses and hood nerd persona all worked in his favor. Being from a “bad place” yet knowing that there are non-hood things out there is what has shaped Erk’s approach to life and music. “I went to college for a couple years, I’ve worked 9 to 5 jobs and I’ve sold weed and none of those things quite worked out so I’m kinda like a hood nerd.” His satirical anti-hyphy anthem "I'm So Dumb" and "Plane in the Air" featuring Too $hort defined him as an artist but it was 2009's "Right Here" that put him on the map. The censored version became one of 106 KMEL's (San Francisco) most played songs, charted on Billboard's Top 100 Hip Hop/R&B, and the video is currently in rotation on MTV Jams. In addition to producing and directing videos for other artists, Erk is currently working on his first full length album titled Nerd’s Eye View due on November 9th. Streams:
Gyptian to 'Hold You' at BBC Concert - Saturday, Sept. 25 in London
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(VP RECORDS, NEW YORK) - Reggae star Gyptian crosses the pond to wow British fans for the annual BBC Radio 1Xtra Live, taking place at Wembley Arena in London on Saturday, September 25. Gyptian joins a hotlist of international acts for the annual event that also includes B.O.B and Jason Derulo, in addition to local U.K. acts.
"BBC Radio continues to show me a lot of love," reveals Gyptian. "They've always supported my music and I'm looking forward to performing at 1Xtra Live." Gyptian will be singing his tunes to even more U.K. fans during his upcoming European tour, which runs from October 13 to November 13.
Gyptian's popularity continues to skyrocket internationally, as the videos for his smash hit, "Hold You," has now been added into rotation on MTV Base and its Major Lazer remix into play on MTV Dance, over in the UK. He is also nominated for "Reggae Artist of the Year" at the 2010 MOBO Awards, which takes place in Liverpool on October 20. He will be competing with fellow VP Records artist, Gappy Ranks, for the honor.
Gyptian currently has two singles in rotation on U.S. radio with "Hold You" hitting Top 40 radio on Z100 in New York and his second single, "Nah Let Go" in rotation on New York's HOT97. The "Nah Let Go" video recently premiered on BET 106 & Park as the "New Joint of the Day," fueling the buzz on this star.