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MP3: "Like a G6" 50 Cent and Three 6 Mafia Remixes


From Greg Miller:

MP3: "Like a G6" 50 Cent and Three 6 Mafia Remixes

'LIKE A G6' REMAINS #1 ON BILLBOARD HOT 100 CHART FOR SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK

BACK UP TO #1 ON DIGITAL SONG CHART THIS WEEK


LIKE A G6 - 50 CENT REMIX

LIKE A G6 - THREE 6 MAFIA REMIX

Their debut album "Free Wired" is in stores now!

PR: Block McCloud "Crazy Man" This Halloween


From Well Done Entertainment:

PR: Block McCloud "Crazy Man" This Halloween

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Block McCloud forges partnership with Well Done Entertainment (via his own imprint, Disburbia Music Group) to release the digital-only Crazy Man EP this coming Tuesday, Nov. 2nd as a precursor to his full-length album, Four Falls, slated for an early 2011 release. The EP will feature three versions of the song “Crazy Man”, including a remix featuring Celph Titled & R.A. the Rugged Man with the original version boasting production from DJ Waxwork (formerly of the German production team, The Snowgoons) and additional production provided by Anno Domini (Kool G Rap, Canibus, Vinnie Paz) and Dj Luciano of The Beatills (Ghostface Killah, Papoose, JoJo Pellegrino, Reef The Lost Cauze). Hip Hop fans can anticipate the release of several videos online throughout the month of November in support of the EP and the many versions of the song.

Block McCloud - Crazy Man (Video) Coming Tuesday, Nov. 2nd

A veteran of New York City’s underground Hip-Hop scene, Block McCloud has recently emerged as the artist of choice both for his skills as a seasoned lyricist and for his ability to craft and sing choruses to embellish tracks featuring the likes of Jedi Mind Tricks, Vinnie Paz with Clipse & Paul Wall, Sean Price, Sick Jacken with many more in the queue for 2011 alongside Method Man, Kurupt, Ras Kass, Termanology, Sun God, and others. He is also a member of the Jedi Mind Tricks lead supergroup Army of the Pharaohs along with spearheading his own musical collective, The Suicide Squad.

A product of the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City, Block McCloud was certainly in the right place to absorb cultural and stylistic influences. Like every rapper reared in the sacred borough, he is quick to credit its social collage as key in spurring his development. "I was raised in Park Slope which was and is still a very eclectic and culturally and economically diverse neighborhood," Block explains. "North of 5th avenue, very paid. South of 5th avenue, strictly ghetto.”

Block McCloud - Crazy Man (Video) Coming Tuesday, Nov. 2nd

Block first made his name with a group called Zooty Zoo in the mid 90’s, appearing on the Ecko Unlimited Mixtapes that accompanied their line of T-shirts. He then went on to appear on the seminal independent compilation Lyricst Lounge, Vol. 1 released on Rawkus Records along side acts such as Q-Tip, Mos Def, Talib Kweli & Pharaohe Monch among others. Shortly after, Block formed the group Brooklyn Academy with Pumpkinhead and Mr. Metaphor releasing several independent singles and albums while remaining active as the engineer of choice for other indie artists like Jean Grae and Immortal Technique. In 2006, Block released his first solo-LP, Spittin Image leading to his inclusion in the aforementioned Army of the Pharoahes projects.

With the release of Crazy Man EP next week and 2011's full-length LP Four Walls (produced entirely by DJ Waxwork with confirmed features from Vinnie Paz, Reef The Lost Cauze, Ill Bill and more to be announced) Block seeks to establish himself as a prominent force within the genre.

PR: Audible Treats CMJ 2010 Wrap-Up


From Audible Treats:

Audible Treats CMJ 2010 Wrap-Up

Photos and Videos Document Last Week's Successful Showcase + New Mega-Giveaways

(October 29, 2010 - Brooklyn, NY) Another year, another CMJ. The entire Audible Treats team would like to thank everyone who came out and showed immense support for our second annual Audible Treats CMJ showcase this past Thursday. Comedian Damien Lemon hosted the entire six-hour event and effortlessly kept the house in stitches between sets goodie bag giveaways. and h included prize giveaways and over ten scheduled performances - not to mention special guests. Throughout the night, several special guests helped pack the house at Sullivan Hall, including Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg, actor J.D. Williams("Bodie") from The Wire, Psalm One, Torae, and many more.

Detroit trio The Left kicked off the show, followed by Houston's The Niceguys, and then San Francisco's DaVinci. Moe Green then took the stage with surprise guest and labelmate TRUTHLiVE, before the legendary Chip Fu of The Fu-Schnickens made his way into the crowd, blowing away the crowd with his rapidfire rhymes atop his signature alloy of hip-hop and reggae. Donwill lent a helping hand for Von Pea's set, who was followed by Little Brother's Big Pooh and The Hall of Justus, all donning matching shirts and ties. The biggest surprise of the evening followed, with a shoeless Asher Roth joining Nottz and partner-in-rhyme Derek32Zero for a handful of tracks as they celebrated the release of Nottz' You Need This Music, before turning the stage over to Dirty Harriet, aka Rah Digga, who blazed through tracks from her recently released Classic. Diamond District and Black Sheep, two of hip-hop's finest and most consistent live acts, closed out the amazing evening.

One telltale sign of a good concert is when the artists themselves enjoy the show as much as the audience. If Von Pea's experience is indicative of the quality of the show, it's clear that the showcase was a night to remember. "The AT showcase had a crowd full of music lovers and you could tell by response alone," he explained. "New York crowds have a rep of playing it cool but not at that showcase. I feel like it was an ideal experience, both as a fan and as a performer." Rah Digga's impression of the crowd echoed that of Von Pea and, for her, was a warm "welcome back." "Having been away from the music scene for so long it was exciting to see how much the fans have missed me and it made me realize how much I've missed them," she explained.

Contests:

Though CMJ has ended, Audible Treat sis still offering those who couldn't make the showcase the chance to win goodies through theAudible Treats Facebook fan page. Through Thursday, November 4th, fans can enter the contest simply by leaving a comment on the Facebook contest page. Just in time for Halloween, this trick-or-treat prize pack, valued at over $400, will include premium prizing from showcase sponsors Activision’s DJ Hero 2, Acrylick clothing, Aerial7 headphones, Flüd watches, Orisue clothing, Rocksmith Tokyo clothing, and more.

To enter, visit: http://www.facebook.com/AudibleTreatsMarketing .

Along with the Audible Treats CMJ giveaway, showcase partner Prefix Magazine is giving away a special prize pack stuffed with treats from our sponsors, also valued at over $400.

To enter, visit: http://www.prefixmag.com/news/contest-win-audible-treats-cmj-prize-pack/45358/ .

Photos:

We have a bunch of fantastic photos for you to use on your blog/facebook/etc. Please include the photographer's names in any posts.

Official showcase photographer:
Alexander Richter: http://www.audibletreats.com/Media/Photos-Alexander_Richter_Audible_Treats-CMJ_2010.zip and http://www.audibletreats.com/download/cmj_2010/ .

Unofficial photographers:

Robert Adam Mayer: http://bit.ly/cB4NUP .
Rick Wenner: http://blog.rickwenner.com/category/music/ .

About Our Lifestyle Sponsors:

Acrylick is an LA-based clothing design boutique that stands strong in always having meaning and purpose along with good aesthetics: http://www.acrylick.net .

Activision's DJ Hero 2 is an Activision published video game based on turntablism. The game features over 100 songs from numerous genres. The widely popular game was stated by the NPD Group to be the highest-grossing new intellectual property of 2009. http://www.djhero.com .

Aerial7 headphones were founded on the idea that sound can be combined with awesome, eye catching design. Their devotion to art, streetwear, action sports and DJ culture inspire their cutting edge style. http://www.aerial7.com .

Flüd Watches was founded in 2007 in an effort to bring the watch back as one of the ultimate accessories. Flüd watch's goal is to create unique, fresh watches for the casual and streetwear scene without the pretentiousness or price tag. http://www.fludwatches.com .

Onitsuka Tiger is an internationally renowned shoe company which has been supplying athletic footwear since the 1940s. Onitsuka Tiger is celebrating 60 years of Japanese heritage and contemporary design. http://www.asicsamerica.com/onitsukatiger .

Orisue Clothing is a southern California based lifestyle-clothing brand specializing in unique and premium quality apparel. Orisue is for those individuals who are driven by their passion and strive towards excellence. http://orisue.com .

Rocksmith Tokyo is Japanese street couture blended with New York City swagger. The ultimate Mixtape of classic & futuristic cuts, fabrics, music styles and attitudes. http://www.rocksmithtokyo.com .

MP3: Dorrough Music - "She My"


From Chris at E1 Music:

MP3: Dorrough Music - "She My"

* http://mysong.fm/shemy *

“Get Big” out now!

Video: Cassidy Live at BB Kings


From Chris at E1 Music:

Video: Cassidy Live at BB Kings

PR: The Hood Internet Mashes Up Lazerbeak with T.I.


From Kabeer at Girlie Action:

The Hood Internet Mashes Up Lazerbeak with T.I., Mos Def, Drake and More!

Lazerbeak, P.O.S., Dessa and the Rest of the Doomtree Crew Kick Off Joint Tour Next Week
 
Chicago mash-up kings The Hood Internet have just made a mix using six tracks from Lazerbeak’s new album Legend Recognize Legend (Doomtree Records).  The duo fused Beak’s music with the vocal stylings of 8Ball, Devius, Drake, Fiq, Freeway, T.I., Shad, Mos Def, Thomas Mars of Phoenix, and Usher.  Click HERE to stream the mix and click HERE to hear Beak’s original music and watch several videos off his album.  You can catch him, P.O.S., Dessa, and the rest of the Doomtree crew on tour starting next week.
 
Though Beak has spent the last several years building a reputation producing for various MC’s like Wale, P.O.S. and Dessa, he began his musical career as a vocalist/guitarist for indie rock band The Plastic Constellations.  The group signed to Frenchkiss Records, was praised everywhere from Pitchfork to Reader’s Digest, and opened for The Hold Steady.  His mastery of crafting both indie rock hooks and hip hop beats has led to a debut that straddles multiple genres on every track and oozes the assured confidence of a veteran.  With arrangements that include layers of spacey keyboards, creative breakbeats, hooky group vocals, live strings, and other assorted sounds, LRLis a quirky and clever pop record at its heart.
 
Doomtree Wings & Teeth Tour Dates:
11/01: Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot
11/02: Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
11/04: Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
11/05: Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre
11/06: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court (All Ages Early Show)
11/06: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge (Late Show - 21+)
11/07: Missoula, MT @ The Palace (P.O.S not appearing)
11/08: Seattle, WA @ Neumo's
11/09: Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
11/10: Portland, OR @ Berbati's Pan
11/11: Reno, NV @ Tonic Lounge
11/12: San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
11/13: Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy Theatre
11/16: Austin, TX @ Red 7
11/17: Denton, TX @ Hailey's
11/18: Shreveport, LA @ The Collective
11/19: New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina's
11/20: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11/21: Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
11/22: Virginia Beach, VA @ Shakas
11/23: Washington, DC @ DC9
11/24: Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
11/26: Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
11/27: Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
11/28: Portland, ME @ Space
11/30: Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
12/01: Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee's
12/02: Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at Crofoot Ballroom
12/03: Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
12/04: Grinnell, IA @ Gardner Lounge - Grinnell College
12/05: Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon

Video: Sands on Sports #65 w/ Pharoahe Monch


From J. Sands:

Video: Sands on Sports #65 w/ Pharoahe Monch

Video: Truth Universal - "Serve and Protect"


From Truth Universal:

Video: Truth Universal - "Serve and Protect"

MP3: LBoy f/ Glasses Malone - "I'm a Rider"


From Chris at E1 Music:

MP3: LBoy f/ Glasses Malone - "I'm a Rider"

“I’m A Rider” feat. Glasses Malone, Jay Rock & Jah Free
* http://sharebee.com/357de8a2 *
 
LBoy with Snoop Dogg
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIFQY9fkjBQ *

MP3: GLC - "The Light"


From BF Blasts:

MP3: GLC - "The Light"

CLEAN/DIRTY/INSTRU http://www.mediafire.com/?wyuwv4lwju20zju .


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