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PR: Tre'dmarks Radio to Syndicate

From Q Dot:

PR: Tre'dmarks Radio to Syndicate

Northwest Urban music radio station Juice Radio ( announced today that the station's wednesday night program "Tre'dmarks Radio", which is hosted by local Grammy nomination finalist MC/Producer Q Dot (Quincy Henry) along with business partner Maurice Thornton (aka Tha Bizni$ Man) is set to join soon-to-launch online radio station March 4th 2011.

Tre'dmarks Radio will air weekly on during the Friday evening 6-7PM (PST) slot. The show, named after Thornton and Henry's Northwest Based recording label -Tre'dmarks Music Group- highlights independent Hip Hop and R&B as well as discussions on the modern Music Business. begins airing February 18th.

MP3: Kokayi - "RoxTar Remix" Feat. Substantial

From Audible Treats:

MP3: Kokayi - "RoxTar Remix" Feat. Substantial

Accompanying Remix Release, "RoxTar" Video Selected For mtvU's Freshmen 5 Competition

The Song:

Kokayi is back to work, dropping the latest from Robots & Dinosaurs, his highly regarded sophomore album, and with the remix of "RoxTar," Kokayi enlists QN5 labelmate and Baltimore emcee Substantial and Maspyke/Low Budget Crew producer DJ Roddy Rod. While the original track offered smatterings of hip-hop, rock, and electro sounds, this remix is decidedly more hip-hop. Roddy Rod's track maintains a rock feel, largely due to the distorted electric guitar chops that provide the remixed beat's primary melody, but he also brings heavy drums, syncopated and crashing percussion, and energy-filled vocal samples to flesh things out. Substantial kicks things off, incorporating Kokayi's lyrical style from the original, name-dropping bands including Good Charlotte, Chuck Berry, Twisted Sister, and more as he weaves his story. Kokayi's own verse keeps up the tongue-in-cheek wordplay, rapping, "Spinal taps that you fear to face, and/ Leave a type O-negative leaking in the pavement."

Download Kokayi's "RoxTar Remix" here: .

Video: Eye2025 f/ Raye 6 - "Digital World"

From Semp Rok:

Video: Eye2025 f/ Raye 6 - "Digital World"

PR: Sportn' Life Records Goes Green

From Devon at Sportn' Life:

Sportn' Life Records Goes Green

Seattle Hip Hop Label Goes Green, Launches Special Sale

SEATTLE, WA – Feb. 9, 2011 Sportn’ Life Records announced today the launch of its 2011 digital campaign with a special sale for a limited time only. The label’s entire digital catalog will be on sale for the next 30 days, with all Sportn’ Life albums offered for just $3.99 each.

This Special  $3.99 offer is available only at the Sportn' Life Records BandCamp page for a limited time only:

The Catalog Includes:

The Sportn' Life Compilation Vol 1

D.Black- "Behind the Dirt- The Mixtape"

D.Black- "The Cause & Effect"

Fatal Lucciauno- "The Only Forgotten Son"

D.Black- "Ali'Yah"

Spac3man- "Greetings Earthlings-The Mixtape"- FREE

D.Black and B.Brown- "The Blackest Brown"

In 2011 and 2012, Sportn’ Life will also release the majority of its music in digital format. The first releases include Fatal Lucciauno “Respect,” and free EP’s by Spac3man “Beyond the Stars” and SK “Late Arrival.” Next up will be new music from D.Black and RnB artist Marissa.

“Our fans are consuming music in different ways – mostly in digital format – and our digital campaign is Sportn’ Life’s way of responding to that shift by giving listeners what they want.”  Says DeVon Manier, the Label Owner and President.

All major Sportn’ Life releases will include digital booklets. When the album is purchased on iTunes, listeners receive the digital booklet with liner notes, photos, and more.  In some cases, albums will be digi bundled with video ; including music videos, interviews and behind the scenes footage.

About Sportn’ Life Records:

Sportn' Life Records celebrates nine years as an independent record label based in Seattle, Washington. The mission of Sportn’ Life is to establish successful careers and financial stability for its staff and artists, in conjunction with making a memorable contribution to music, art and the Hip Hop culture. With President and Co-Founder DeVon Manier and Damian Black (D.Black), the label’s most well known artist, at the helm Sportn’ Life Records is focused on building its roster and developing unique investment partnerships to expand its reach. For more information, visit

MP3: Lean Team - "Southside"

From BF Blasts:

MP3: Lean Team - "Southside"

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MP3: Solid Ground Muzic Presents - Yung Kuest

From Big Dev:

MP3: Solid Ground Muzic Presents - Yung Kuest

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    MP3: Zach89 "Live & Direct" w/ Live Percussion by Zach89

    From Dove at Tygereye Entertainment:

    MP3 - Zach89 "Live & Direct" w/ live percussion by Zach89!

    Here is the latest from Zach89, widely known as 1/3 of Team Blackout from MTV's Run's House! Zach plays drums over "All About the Benjamins" for his own "Live & Imagine" freestyle! Enjoy!
    Zach89 "Live & Imagine" (All About the Benjamins freestyle)
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    Audio: Two Songs From 3:33's Upcoming "333EP-1"

    From Adam Calman:
    3:33  - 333EP-1 (April 5th , 2011 Parallel Thought LTD/Alpha Pup)
    Download Second Single 333N4 (Soundcloud) (Mediafire)
    Cheap Thrills feat. Del The Funky Homosapien & Tame One (Soundcloud) (Mediafire)
    More deconstructing sounds from 3:33's upcoming debut."333n4"a eerie breakbeat twisting track inspired by the sounds of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, turning into a disturbing display of boom-bap.  Bonus vocal version featurings the acid tab dipped vocals of Del The Funky Homosapien & Tame One.

    Download First Single 333EP1 (Mediafire)

    Too frequently, experimental music has automatically fallen under the generic label of “new” or “different”.  Perhaps what is needed is a return to primitive principles, a devolution of sorts. 3:33 is a group that looks to do just that. Evolving from the groundwork of Musique Concrete composers like Pierre Shaeffer and John Cage, their music is tense and fiercely experiential; a roller coaster ride through moody beats, haunting jangles, and shrieks that will disquiet the soul. Their sounds are other-worldly, guttural, deeply primal, and sometimes mad; 3:33 masterfully brings this motley of noises into communion, and the listener is transported into a world of dark imaginings. Whether entrancing the listener with bone rocking percussion or sending shivers down the spine, the music spins itself seamlessly together into a masterpiece of purposeful chaos. Spinning wild tales, opening trap doors, and shedding light into dark recesses of the soul, the soundscape ultimately leaves the listener with a sense of unnamable disquietude.
    3:33 shrouds its identity in mystery, letting the music speak for itself. The group is currently working with Parallel Thought, which has created a solid reputation over the past decade for their work with underground hip-hop notables such as MF Doom, Aesop Rock, and most recently Del the Funky Homosapien. Parallel Thought believes 3:33will introduce the world to a new style of music altogether, pushing the boundaries of experimentation by sending their audience into an abyss of musical discord.

    1. 333N3
    2. 333EP1        
    3. 333EP2
    4. 333N5
    5. 333N4
    6. 333EP3
    7. 333DIRT

    Video: Mega Ran and K-Murdock - "Forever"

    Video: Mega Ran and K-Murdock - "Forever"

    When Philly MC and teacher Random donned the "Mega Ran" moniker and began rhyming over classic video game samples, no one would've guessed it would have worked out well, let alone taking Ran to stages all across the world.

    Ran's project caught in the ear of Panacea producer K-Murdock, and the two began working on Forever Famicom, a 14-track journey through Nintendo bliss, which dropped in June 2010 and continues to thrive.

    Now, as the duo prepares to rock on the 25th Anniversary of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival next month, director Mo Money shot a new video for the 3rd single off of the project, "Forever." enjoy!

    Cop the album at

    MP3: Treal Lee & Prince Rick f/ Jeezy - "Throwed Off (Remix)"

    From BF Blasts:

    MP3: Treal Lee & Prince Rick f/ Jeezy - "Throwed Off (Remix)"

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