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Video: Cormega Interview w/ All Elements TV


From J-Ronin:

Video: Cormega Interview w/ All Elements TV

Video: Kokane - "Twilight Zone"


From LS Promotions:

Video: Kokane - "Twilight Zone"

Video: Math Hoffa - "Light It Up"


From J-Ronin:

Video: Math Hoffa - "Light It Up"

MP3: MF DOOM Gets Live Performing Doomsday Classic "Hey!"


From Gold Dust Media:

MF DOOM Gets Live Performing The Operation Doomsday Classic "Hey!"

Obviously a fan favorite, you can hear the energy radiating from the crowd as DOOM launches into the track "Hey!" on his Expektoration live collection.  The song originally appeared on the classic Operation Doomsday album, and features several of the hallmarks of what makes DOOM such a unique talent: brash and unpredictable samples, dense wordplay, and a playful 'don't give a fuck' attitude. The live version takes it one step farther, enlisting the audience's participation and ratcheting up the energy level.  Expektoration... Live featuring Big Benn Klingon comes out September 14th on Gold Dust.

* http://www.zshare.net/audio/80170707f9772cfd/ *

PR: New Teaser of 'The Town' feat. Slaine Surfaces Online


From Kerosene Media:

New Teaser of 'The Town' feat. Slaine Surfaces Online

La Coka Nostra’s Slaine Solo Album "A World With No Skies" In Stores Oct 26th Featuring Everlast, B-Real, Vinnie Paz and ILL BILL
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Warner Bros. has released a new clip from the upcoming feature film “THE TOWN” featuring Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) and Slaine online at http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/the-town.html?showVideo=1. The film is set for a September 17th, 2010 release in movie theaters across the country and will also feature Jon Hamm (Mad Men).
 
Boston rapper Slaine, of the rap super group, La Coka Nostra, has set an October 26th release date for his upcoming debut solo album, "A World With No Skies". The album will surface on Suburban Noize Records and is slated to feature guest appearances by Everlast, Cypress Hill’s B-Real, Vinnie Paz of Jedi Mind Tricks, and ILL BILL. Slaine is currently streaming material online at www.myspace.com/slainehiphop .
 
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* www.MySpace.com/LaCokaNostra *

PR: A.R.A.B.'s Sammie Nomination


From First Dirt:

A.R.A.B.'s Sammie Nomination

Every year, Sacramento News and Review holds an award celebration for local musicians of all genres, letting fans vote on who should be awarded the coveted SAMMIE Award.  The time has come for the 2010 SAMIMIE's and the nominations are out.  Local emcee, A.R.A.B., has been selected as one of Sacramento's Best Emcee's and is calling all his fans and supporters to vote for him and what he stands for at http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/ballot/sammies10. He promotes a positive yet honest approach to hip-hop and does not sway from his feelings about being real and being respected in this industry, as well as being a devoted father while staying active in perusing new opportunities.

This nomination is yet another item to add to A.R.A.B.'s list of successes in 2010.  A.R.A.B. and the First Dirt Republic team have reached out to and worked with the youth and the community, been featured in several online and printed articles, in which the printed one A.R.A.B. was on the cover, obtained clothing line sponsors, opened for big name artists like The Jacka and Canibus, had music featured on the indie film screening of Orange Grove, and obtained digital distribution through Universal / In-Grooves for A.R.A.B.'s latest release, The Trojan Horse.

Ultimately, it is up to the fans to show their love and support for A.R.A.B. as an emcee.  Voting has already begun and continues until September 23. The competition is definitely stiff this year as there are 14 other emcees nominated in the same category as A.R.A.B.  It's important that voters know that they can only vote for one nominee in each category.

Winners will be announced and given awards on Saturday, October 9, at SN&R's Annual SAMMIE's Awards and Festival on the R Street Corridor (R Street between 14th and 15th streets) sometime between 6 and 10 p.m.  Only one ballot per person. All ballots are counted electronically, to be validated and tabulated on September 24th. No ballot stuffing. E-mail addresses will be verified.

MP3: Two New Songs Produced by Audible Doctor (BBAS)


From the Brown Bag AllStars:

MP3: Two New Songs Produced by Audible Doctor

Joell Ortiz released "Battle Cry" off his upcoming Free EP titled "Farewell Summer" dropping in full tomorrow.

Download "Battle Cry" HERE

Tiye Phoenix who was recently featured in the BET documentary "My Mic Sounds Nice" dropped a new exclusive track on KevinNottingham.com yesterday. Check out "48 Bars Of Progression" produced by myself and Tiye Phoenix.

Download "48 Bars Of Progression" HERE

Enjoy!

PR: Kyle Rapps - "Love, Love" Remix Contest


From Coalmine Records:

Kyle Rapps - "Love, Love" Remix Contest

Attention Producers!!  Akademiks & Diamond Music Group have joined forces for the launch of Kyle Rapp's "Love, Love" Remix Contest, featuring Homeboy Sandman & the legendary KRS-One!   Submit your remix no later than Monday, September 20th for a chance to have your remix featured on the official iTunes release of "Love, Love", along with the original version produced by Analogic.  The prize package includes clothing courtesy of Akademiks as well as a digital distribution imprint courtesy of Diamond Music Group.  Click on the 'Remix Contest Assets' link below to download the files & instructions.  Producers, be sure to include your email address in the comment field of the iTunes info panel.  Send all questions/concerns to matt [@] coalminerecords.com.  Good Luck!!

MP3: Canibus - "Merchant of Metaphors" prod. by The ARE


From Audible Treats:

MP3: Canibus - "Merchant of Metaphors" prod. by The ARE

With Release Date Approaching For Long Awaited 10th Album, Canibus Releases Latest Single

The Song:

Canibus treats his fans to another strong release off his latest album C of Tranquility, dropping October 5th on Interdependent Media. The album will feature prduction from DJ Premier, Jake One, The ARE, Scram Jones, Tha Bizness, and D/R Period. The second single, appropriately titled "Merchant of Metaphors," opens up with strings that conjure up images of opium dens and old Asian merchants. Produced by The ARE, Canibus uses the track to peddle out the barbed lyrics he's so well known for, all the while conjuring up an intricate tale for the audience.

The emcee paints a picture congruent with the track's Far East settings, as he raps about sipping tea, meditation, and the separation of mind and body. Canibus' peaceful surroundings are interrupted by a meeting with rivals who declare that Canibus "Can not save hip-hop," with the rapper vowing to prove his adversaries wrong. With a lyrical assault so sharp it cuts right through the smoky beat, it sounds like Canibus just may be the man for the job.

Download Canibus new song "Merchant of Metaphors" http://media.audibletreats.com/Canibus-Merchant_Of_Metaphors_Prod_by_The_Are.mp3 .

Canibus' C Of Tranquility drops October 5th via Interdependent Media.

The Background:

Canibus has worked with more than his fair share of top name artists and producers, including Wu-Tang Clan, Def Squad, Wyclef Jean, DJ Premier, and many more. In 1998, his debut, Can-I-Bus, entered the Billboard 200 at #2 and went on to sell more than 500,000 copies in its first year. Over his career as an emcee, he has toured the globe and amassed a great deal attention from fans and critics alike. He recently joined forces with Interdependent Media to release his 10th studio album, C Of Tranquility, a record that highlights his unique style of honest lyricism with an expansive vocabulary. The album will feature production from DJ Premier, Jake One, The ARE, Scram Jones, Tha Bizness, and D/R Period. Canibus has been both a rising star and a fallen soldier, but now is his time. C Of Tranquility will be released on October 5th.

Video: E Reece f/ Dasha - "Confessions of a Dreamer"


From Dunn Deal PR:

Video: E Reece f/ Dasha - "Confessions of a Dreamer"


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