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J.Period & Black Thought to Headline Toronto's Manifesto Festival

From J.Period:


Sunday, September 26, the J.Period Live Mixtape goes international as J.Period & Black Thought (of The Legendary Roots Crew) invade Toronto, Canada as the headlining act for the 4th Annual Manifesto Festival ( Preview: ).  The concert will cap the weeklong Festival, with J.Period & Black Thought taking center stage for the grand finale at a massive FREE outdoor concert at Yonge-Dundas Square in front of 40,000 fans.  J.Period will also DJ at the concert after-party at Toronto’s Hard Rock Café at Dundas Square. 
J.Period & Black Thought will present an electrifying “Illadelph Edition” of the J.Period Live Mixtape, featuring new and classic Roots hits plus LIVE J.Period Remixes—an extended and enhanced version of the duo’s 2009 Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival performance.

The Manifesto Festival arrives only two months after another history-making J.Period Live Mixtape at the 2010 Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, featuring hip hop legends Group Home, Dres (Black Sheep), Nice’n’Smooth, a DJ Premier-led Guru Tribute, and an epic finale featuring a reunited Pete Rock & CL Smooth.  Watch here: .

To learn more about The Manifesto Festival, click here: .

PR: LA's 16-Year Old Sensation LaVish "Hometown Hero" on 10/26

From iHipHop Distribution:

LA's 16-Year Old Sensation LaVish "Hometown Hero" on 10/26/10

For Immediate Release
September 15, 2010

iHipHop Distribution & FrankRadio are proud to announce the upcoming release of LaVish’s “Hometown Hero." LaVish has made a name for himself on the LA scene as the best and brightest of the next generation of talent. At the young age of 16, he is a natural lyricist and has a smooth flow well beyond his years.  He is a regular on the LA live performance scene, and has shared the stage with Kendrick Lamar, Dom Kennedy, Skeme, Pac Div, Glasses Malone, LAUSD & many more.

He released his first mixtape "Good Enough," in January 2010, and his second mixtape "In My Lifetime" in April 2010 and early this summer he was spotted by iHipHop Distribution's A&R at a "Just Be Cool" event in Hollywood, and the rest is history.  Now, he's ready to take the next step in his career.  His album “Hometown Hero” is a spectacular debut. LaVish produced a quarter of the album on his own and wrote all 18 tracks. He also enlisted the help of established producers such as Don Cannon, Polyester (Dom Kennedy) and reached out to his friends Casey Veggies, BrandUn DeShay, Name, Kosher Kris & more for guest spots on this album. Click HERE to view the video.

Be sure to check back in at for regular updates, and look out for LaVish's first single, dropping next week.

LaVish's buzz is heating up with a show in Miami on Saturday with Dom Kennedy & Pac Div, and a slot at CMJ coming up in October.

“Hometown Hero”
In Stores October 26th
FrankRadio / iHipHop Distribution

About Us
*iHipHop Distribution was founded in 2009 in an attempt to provide artists with a new paradigm for distributing not only their music, but their image, brand, content and everything imaginable.  The starting point was to rethink the music business with the premise that first and foremost, we are not a record label, but rather, distributors of culture.  As a result, in its inaugural year, iHipHop Distribution and its strategic partner FrankRadio were instrumental in catapulting Wiz Khalifa to his second major label deal with Atlantic Records. Our unique partnerships with companies such as Frank151 (FrankRadio), the iHipHop Media Network & more enable us to create awareness for our partners in a very cost-effective and rapid manner.  iHipHop Distribution has made it a point to focus on the youngest generation of hip-hop fans and artists.  The internet has made it possible for artists to express themselves at an extremely young age, and thus has created a void in the marketplace for a company such as iHipHop Distribution to support this talent.  As Fall and Winter approach, stay on the lookout for iHipHop Distribution to be bringing you the freshest music, talent and experience in the independent hip-hop world.

MP3: Johnny Spanish feat. T-Razor - "Roll Up"

From Chris at Koch/E1 Entertainment:

MP3: Johnny Spanish feat. T-Razor - "Roll Up"

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Video: Marvell - "We Know"

From 7Thirty Online:

Video: Marvell - "We Know"

MP3: D. Chamberz - "Live Up 2 Da Hype"

From J-Ronin:

MP3: D. Chamberz - "Live Up 2 Da Hype"


The second single off of Chamberz upcoming project, The Warriors, “Live Up 2 Da Hype,” is sure to be a smash hit. “Coney Island Warrior” received some good feedback on here, and has the internet and streets buzzing. So keep your ears and eyes open for the release of the videos, and finally the project that everyone has been waiting for, The Warriors from the “Coney Island Warrior,” D. Chamberz.


PR: Slaine "The Worst" (Prod. Statik Selektah) Will Be in THE TOWN

From Chris at Koch/E1 Entertainment:

La Coka Nostra member Slaine

A World With No Skies album

October 26th

“The Worst” (prod. Statik Selektah)

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SLAINE is also in new movie, The Town playing Albert 'Gloansy' Magloan

Track Listing

1. A World With No Skies
2. Voices of Apocalypse
3. 99 Bottles
4. When I Shoot You
5. Black Horses
6. Night After Night (produced by Statik Selektah)
7. Crillionaires (Feat. Q Unique & ILL BILL)
8. The American Way (produced by Statik Selektah)
9. Landscapes (Feat. Vinnie Paz & Reef the Lost Cauze)
10. Mistaken Identity (produced by Statik Selektah)
11. Broken (Feat. V-Nuxx & Cyrus Deshield)
12. Till the Day That We Die
13. Crazy (Feat. B Real & Jaysaun)
14. I Aint Done
15. Insomnia
16. Body of Christ
17. Ghosts
18. The Last Song (Feat. Everlast)

PR: GhettoPhysics: Will the Real Pimps and Ho's Please Stand Up!

From IBI:

GhettoPhysics: Will the Real Pimps and Ho's Please Stand Up!

GhettoPhysics is surely a one of a kind film that broadens the outlook on the modern world and breaks it down to the simplest of relationships, all the while encouraging us to question the system we are a part of. Part documentary, part drama, this film is surely one you cannot afford to miss.

The directing team behind GhettoPhysics is William H. Arntz, producer and co-director of the smash box office success What the Bleep Do We (K)now!?, and E. Raymond Brown, author of the critically acclaimed book, Will The Real Pimps and Hos Please Stand Up.

Follow GhettoPhysics on Facebook by visiting the official page: .

GhettoPhysics will be released in select theaters on October 8th in Atlanta, Detroit, Oakland, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. October 22nd the release will expand to select theaters in New York and Los Angeles. Check out the official GhettoPhysics site for full theater listings and details - .

Official Synopsis:

GhettoPhysics: Will the Real Pimps and Ho’s Please Stand Up! examines the interplay between Pimps and Ho’s and how that dynamic is the simplest expression of how power is wielded in the world. The film utilizes documentary footage, animation, satire and dramatization to illustrate examples culled from the Hood to Wall Street - be the players real-life pimps or corporate executives repeating the same power dynamics. The film includes interviews with notable entertainers and thinkers, such as Dr. Cornel West, Ice-T, KRS-One, Too Short, John Perkins, Cynthia McKinney, William H. Arntz (co-director) and Norman Lear. Of course, it also includes a colorful contingent of street characters, with names such as Filmore Slim, Hook da Crook, Mac Breed and Lo Da Show.

MP3: The Niceguys "Good Shepherd" + Track Listing For The Show

From Audible Treats:

MP3: The Niceguys "Good Shepherd" + Track Listing For The Show

Houston's Own The Niceguys Release Latest Song From The Show, Unveil Album Track Listing

The Song:

With their aptly titled new release "Good Shepherd", The Niceguys showoff their musical prowess as they literally and figuratively prove themselves as leaders in the scene of burgeoning young hip-hop artists. With witty and discerning lyrics, Yves Saint, rapper and one-fourth of the Houston-based group, alludes to his pioneering position among the flock of less talented rappers with clever lyrics. "I never sheared ya brother/ And covered your face, appears that I love ya," raps Yves, remarking that the lyric holds special meaning in context to the song's title. "The subtleties are important here. It's saying that as sheep I will not pull the wool over your eyes, but still look at you as equals who's intelligence I will not insult."

For Yves, the song is somewhat a fulfillment of unforeseen prophecy. "I didn't know I was going to be a rapper," says Yves, while likening his position to that of a benevolent leader. "I never had the same agenda as others. I realized this was a gift, and this is me responding dutifully as 'The Good Shepherd''. While Yves does admit, "Leaders aren't always going to be perfect", his skills on display are unsurpassed and prove that, "The best leaders are often not the ones looking for the job."

The Niceguys' debut album, The Show, will be available September 28th via 265 Pro/The Pi Group

Check out the "The Good Shepherd" here: .

1. The Show ft. Lee Lonn Walker
2. Toast
3. The Good Shepherd
4.Things Ain't The Same ft. Nick Grier, Steve Bingham, James Kelley
5. Die Later
6. It's Like That
7. Somebody ft. Lee Lonn Walker
8. Members Only
9. Mr. Perfect
10. On This Road ft. Steve Bigham
11. Contraverses
12. Cave ft. Nick Grier
13. Victory Lap
14. Curtains ft. Jack Freeman

PR: Gyptian's "Nah Let Go" Debuts on BET's 106 & Park Thursday

From VP Records:

Gyptian's "Nah Let Go" Debuts on BET's 106 & Park - Thursday

September 15, 2010


(VP RECORDS, NEW YORK)  - Still enjoying the growing success of his breakout international hit, "Hold You," reggae star Gyptian's follow-up new single, "Nah Let Go," is another crowd pleaser. The video for the new single debuts on the #1 most-watched music countdown show in the world, BET's 106 & Park, as the coveted "New Joint" on Thursday, September 16, 2010.

"Nah Let Go" is the second single from Gyptian's third album, Hold You, released by VP Records in July 2010. The tropical-flavored romantic ballad was just added into rotation on urban radio authority, HOT97 WQHT, in New York.

The video was shot in Gyptian's homeland of Jamaica, and depicts Gyptian on a rendezvous with his lady love, while lush landscapes of the island countryside provide the perfect backdrop. It was shot by famed Jamaican film and music video director, Rass Kassa. The video is also currently in rotation on MTV Jams, MTVU, Music Choice and MuchVibe in Canada.

106 & Park airs on BET from 6pm to 8pm EST. Log on to for further viewing details and to vote the video into the countdown. For more information on Gyptian, visit his artist profile at .

PR: A3C Announces Sixth Annual Hip-Hop Festival

From Audible Treats:

A3C Announces Sixth Annual Hip-Hop Festival

Hip-Hop's Only Multi-Day Festival Announces Exciting Developments For 2010, Details New Showcases

(September 15, 2010 – Brooklyn, NY) A3C is excited to announce their sixth annual Hip-Hop Festival. The three-day two-night event will kick off Thursday, October 7, ending Saturday, October 9th. The event will be centered around legendary music complex The Masquerade on North Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature headline performances from artists including Erik Sermon and DJ Scratch, Camp Lo, Rhymefest, and more, including a number of A-list artists still to be announced.

Building upon the success of the festival last year and in years prior, A3C will use the 2010 festival to provide their first ever outdoor showcase – creating a block-party experience for festival goers – while also providing a centralized location that will allow for the expansion of the festival's educational component, including equipment demonstrations and panel discussions. 2009 Panels included discussions of "Women In Hip-Hop," as well as a lecture from Professor Griff of Public Enemy, and 2010 looks to boast much of the same in education and entertainment.

The Masquerade music complex will enable these improvements, while providing great access to a number of venues within walking distance as well as increased overall festival capacity across multiple stages and venues. "The multi-level Masquerade not only offers three, perfect-sized listening rooms for various A3C day and evening content," explains A3C Festival founder Brian Knott, "but also has a vast outdoor concert lawn for which A3C has planned a number of events to capitalize on Atlanta’s amazing fall weather.”

Most recently, A3C has announced two new showcases curated by and Quality Control Marketing. The Quality Control showcase, hosted by Lyrics Born, will take place Friday, October 8th and feature Bay Area artists Mistah FAB, The Jacka, Crowne Royale (Buff1 and DJ Rhettmatic), Erk Tha Jerk, DaVinci, Moe Green, Truthlive, J. Pinder, and Illmaculate. The showcase will be on the festival's final day, Saturday, October 9th and feature headliner CunninLynguists along with performances from 1982 (Statik Selektah and Termanology), Reks, PackFM, Sha Stimuli, Playboy Tre, Lessondary, Hollyweerd, Sean Faylon, Aleon Craft, Soul Khan, and Torae. co-founder, Meka, will provide additional music for the showcase.

As October 7th approaches, exciting new developments will be announced regularly, including information on showcases, panels, workshops, and artist updates. For more information, or to become involved with A3C as an artist, partner, sponsor, or volunteer, please visit .

Check out this A3c promo vid: .
Interview with A3C found Brian Knott: .

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