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Pitbull Adds "Mr. Worldwide" Flavor to 2010 Hip Hop Honors

From Julio Trejo:

Pitbull Adds His "Mr. Worldwide" Flavor to VH1's 2010 Hip Hop Honors!


Actor/Comedian Craig Robinson ("The Office") Will Host

Taped from NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom And Featuring Honorees Jermaine Dupri, J Prince of Rap-A-Lot Records, Luther "Luke" Campbell,

The 2 Live Crew, Master P and Organized Noize

Performances by Bun B, Lil Jon, Paul Wall, Pitbull, T-Pain and Trina Launches Today

NEW YORK, NY, May 10, 2010 - Back for its 7th year, the "2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors" will celebrate the achievements of hip hop with a little southern twist.  This year, the showwill celebrate the music, the influence and the artists from The South. Previously announced, Jermaine Dupri, J Prince of Rap-A-Lot Records, Luther "Luke" Campbell and The 2 Live Crew, Master P, and Organized Noize will be honored through performances in collaboration with some of today's hottest talent.  With performances by Bun B, Lil' Jon, Paul Wall, Pitbull, T-Pain and Trina, to name a few, generations of hip hop will bridge the gap for one exceptional night to set it off with the original style and flavor that sparked and inspired the evolution of this now global music phenomenon.  Additional talent will be announced soon. "2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The Dirty South" will tape from NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom and air on VH1 on Monday, June 7 at 9:00 PM ET/PT.

Making his debut as the host of "2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors" is comedian/actor Craig Robinson, host of NBC's upcoming season of "Last Comic Standing" and star of "The Office" as well as the hit movies "Hot Tub Time Machine," "Pineapple Express," and  "Zack and Miri Make a Porno."  Craig joins the ranks of previous hosts of VH1's annual celebration which includes 3-time host Tracy Morgan, Vivica A. Fox and co-host MC Lyte who hosted the inaugural VH1 Hip Hop Honors show.

Previous celebrations have honored hip hop luminaries who broke new ground and propelled the genre into the true cultural phenomenon that it has become.  Last year's production celebrated the 25th anniversary of Def Jam records, the label that created the stars that pushed hip hop culture forward, including LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Slick Rick, Rick Ross and Rihanna.  Rick Rubin, Russell Simmons, Lyor Cohen, Julie Greenwald, Bill Stephany, Kevin Liles and LA Reid were honored as the architects of the legendary label.

"2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The Dirty South" is the first time that the show has honored a particular geographic region for its hip hop celebration.  The Southern style of music and its artists, have been significant on the NYC-born genre and helped to expand its appeal worldwide.

"In order to continue our efforts to honor the best in hip hop, it is so important that we recognize the South and the tremendous impact that it has had on hip hop music.  The southern experience is one that is unique to America and while filled with its own testimony of trials and triumphs, hip hop has served as a universal medium where the journey is shared.  Some of the most popular current hip hop artists are from The South. Our honorees opened the door for the southern story to be told, and it is one that continues to resonate with all people all over the world." said Lee Rolontz, Executive Vice President, Original Music Production and Development, VH1.

VH1 has launched its site dedicated to "2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The Dirty South" at with artist profiles, exclusive online programming, show information and more. The site also houses the Hip Hop Rally Machine, a tool that allows users to hype their favorite Dirty South artists and weigh in on who they want to see at the event by socially broadcasting their picks through Twitter and Facebook. A map of the US depicts real-time user activity from around the country by graphically displaying user messages. Performances and other video elements from the event will also be available at and on VH1 Mobile leading up to and following the on-air premiere of the show.'s, and have created an exclusive online content partnership for "2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The Dirty South". The three sites will feature the event leading up to, during and following the June 7 telecast in their own distinct way with artist interviews, show news and editorial features focused on this year's honorees and performers. Select content created by each site will be shared among the three sites and will be offered through a main content feed on Additionally, Miss Info, Hot 97 radio personality and journalist will be the official "2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The Dirty South" backstage host for online video interviews from the event. She will also be the video host for the event's live viewing party on, and during the premiere of the show.

"2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The Dirty South" is executive produced by Lee Rolontz for VH1 and Jac Benson for blacjac Entertainment. Louis J. Horvitz will direct.  Nelson George, Fab 5 Freddie and Keshia Williams are co-executive producers.

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Scarface's "Dopeman Music" in Stores Now

From Tonia Samman:

Scarface's "Dopeman Music" in Stores Now

Scarface’s Dopeman Music hit digital stores last week with a bang. The album, Scarface’s 12th full-length release, features 14 new tracks from the godfather of the South.

A couple of weeks ago Scarface released a free album preview on Amazon MP3. Now he’s released a second preview, just one week after the album became available digitally and nearly a month before its physical release date on June 1st.

See below to download the second official album preview and hear Dopeman Music.

Buy Scarface’s Dopeman Music at iTunes, Amazon or emusic.

Listen to Scarface's "Dopeman Music- Magamix v2" - .

Listen to Scarface’s “Dopeman music- Megamix v1” - .

Watch Dopeman Music EPK - .

Plies Finalizes Tracklisting for "Goon Affiliated"

From Anne Watkins:

Plies Finalizes Tracklisting for "Goon Affiliated"

Keeping his fans and supporters as first priority, rapper Plies has been fighting to lower the overall price of his upcoming album to give back to his fans and make this much anticipated album available at the cheapest price possible. In order to make that happen, Plies has announced that he is pushing the release date of his fourth album Goon Affiliated to June 8th, 2010.

I’m excited to share the official and finalized track list with you as well as a free download for his latest singles Kitty Kitty and LEGGO. Also, get personal with Plies and his big brother in their first webisode “Growing Up Goon Affiliated”: .

PLIES “Goon Affiliated” Track List

1. Go Live
2. Rob Myself
3. Awesome (Feat. Fella)
4. Bruh Bruh
5. Get My Ni**as Out
6. Flaw
7. Becky
8. Kitty Kitty: .
9. Whatever I Say
10. Goonette
11. Good D*ck
12. Model
13. Look Like (Feat. Fabolous & Jeezy)
14. All I Know
15. She Got It Made
16. LEGGO: .
17. Chirpin (Feat. Fella)
18. Bricks On Me
19. Medicine (Feat. Keri Hilson)
20. Letter

Video: David Banner & 9th Wonder "Slow Down" Behind the Scenes

From Audible Treats:

Video: David Banner & 9th Wonder "Slow Down" Behind the Scenes

David Banner & 9th Wonder Give An Early Glimpse At Video For First Single From Death Of A Pop Star

The Video:

New hip-hop wonder duo, David Banner and 9th Wonder, are quickly building excitement for the release of their initial effort together, Death of A Pop Star, which will be released this summer via David Banner's own Big Face Entertainment. Already having created buzz with a release of the album's first single, "Slow Down," the Mississippi/North Carolina duo have recently shot a video for the single and, while the video is receiving finishing touches, David Banner and 9th Wonder are satiating fans with a behind the scenes look. Although music, rather than image, is the focal point of the duo's Death Of A Pop Star collaborative album, it appears the two have no trouble coming up with visuals, or having fun on the set. From joking around with videographers, to introducing stylists and make-up artists, to showing off a fresh pair of Jordans, David Banner and 9th Wonder are clearly having a great time. Closing the Behind The Scenes look is a brief, exclusive glimpse at the shooting of the actual video.

Fans can be on the lookout for the official video for "Slow Down" coming soon.

Check out the Behind The Scenes for "Slow Down": .

The Background:

9th Wonder has a history of teaming with legendary emcees and crafting dream projects that have resulted in both critical and commercial success. A producer from North Carolina, 9th Wonder started his career as the main producer for the hip-hop group, Little Brother. Leaving Little Brother after their second album together, The Minstrel Show, 9th Wonder has since become a producer and emcee in his own right. Working with MURS, Nas, Beyonce, Jay-Z and more, 9th Wonder has made a name for himself in the hip-hop world. Also known as his rapper alterego, 9thmatic, 9th Wonder is a modern-day hip-hop renaissance man.

Hailing from Jackson, Mississippi, David Banner has made a name for himself on the hip-hop scene since 2000. Since then, he has released four studio albums and even became a celebrated producer like producing smash hits like T.I.'s "Rubberband Man," and having smash hits of his own like "Get Like Me". David Banner's most recent successes include writing, producing, and arranging (with guidance from Jimmy Smith and The G Team at Chalt Day) the new non-hip hop Gatorade theme song "Evolve," performed by Kermit Quinn. Teaming up with 9th Wonder may seem like an unusual collaboration but as the two talented artists come together, their initial album will leave a deep impression on fans. Death of A Pop Star drops summer 2010 via David Banner's own Big Face Entertainment.

Video: GARCIA feat. REVA - DEEPER (directed by DRE FILMS)


Video: GARCIA feat. REVA - DEEPER (directed by DRE FILMS)

I want to thank everyone who has posted up GARCIA's "Shattered Dreams" album or related posts. We are officially sending out the song "Deeper" off of the album along with the video link, which we had shot a couple months back. The track is produced by Nick Fury HD and the video is directed by Dre Films. The video features guest appearances by Thirston Howl III, ¡MAYDAY!, Nick Fury, DJ EFN and the rest of the Crazy Hood family. Your feedback is always appreciated.

GARCIA "Deeper" feat. Reva (Video)

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This Week's Free Coolzey Song

Like the song? Download it, and previous tracks off of Coolzey and the Search for the Hip Hop Hearts - Volume I: He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper, at:

Greg Nice Performs "DWYCK" with DJ Adam 12 at AFEX in LA

Greg Nice Performs "DWYCK" with DJ Adam 12 at AFEX in LA

Greg Nice
Release Date: August 31st, 2010
AUG 31, 2010 Release date from One Haven Music/Industry Rule 4080

Greg Nice took the stage at Los Angeles’ AFEX party with DJ Adam 12 to perform Gangstarr’s classic “DWYCK” in honor of the late Guru.

See the video here - .

Nice appeared on the 1994 classic as one half of hip-hop duo Nice & Smooth, with whom he released four full-length albums between 1989 and 1997.

As he enters his 3rd decade into music, Greg Nice finds himself translating his mixture of uproarious rhymes and call-n-response routines unto a whole new generation of music lovers with his forthcoming solo debut, Popcycle, due August 31st on One Haven / Industry Rule 4080.

Joining Greg on Popcycle are Tony Yayo of 50 Cent’s G-Unit crew as well as Public Enemy’s legendary Flavor Flav (from VH1’s Flavor of Love) and DJ Webstar.

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Free Mixtape: J. Clear - "The Greatest Rapper You've Never Heard"

Detroit Rapper, J Clear, Releases New Project "The Greatest Rapper Neva Heard", Out Now

The Greatest Rapper Neva Heard, The New Project From J Clear, Is Available Now!
Detroit, MI - 11 May 2010 /iFastFwd/ --  The rap world is at a crossroads. In the face of shrinking budgets, music executives, resting on their laurels, search out the next YouTube sensation with a catchy hook and dance move in order to amass digital single sales. While many artists have tried to break through despite an industry melt down, few have been met with praise... and the applause for those that have has not been loud enough to sway the course of the current rap market.

Looking to excel where his contemporaries have failed, Detroit native J Clear brings promise of a new day in hip hop music. Choosing his name because, the twenty-something describes himself as a versatile lyricist who can touch on numerous topics while maintaining his own identity.

After a brief hiatus J Clear returns with the much anticipated mixtape "The Greatest Rapper You've Never Heard" . A mash up of soul filled sound beds, raw, energetic drums and an endless range of topics. With such a diverse display, J Clear is poised to wake up a dormant industry and cement his name in this game. The wait is over, be sure to experience the "Greatest Rapper You've Never Heard".

J Clear "Greatest Rapper You've Never Heard", is available now.


J Clear
The Greatest Rapper Neva Heard
***Available Now***


J Clear - Show U Off (Music Video)

JClear - The Greatest Rapper Neva Heard (Mixtape)

Free EP: Maintain (of The Understudies) - "The Process Of Progress"

Study Music artist Maintain [of The Understudies], releases a solo EP, free for the fans, entitled "The Process of Progress". This should hold fans of The Understudies and Maintain over until new full length group and solo releases coming up later in the year. Lookout for projects with Fanatik (Planet Asia, etc..), Off-Balance of Digital Martyrs, The Understudies and more...

Download link:

Artist: Maintain
Title: The Process of Progress
Format: Digital EP
Catalog: SMD017
Release Date: 5/3/10

1. Right? (Spark My Heart)
2. The Fact is
3. Hold It Down
4. Burnin’ ft. Ravenous Deen of After Hijrah
5. Sensei Style
6. Catch This
7. Commonplace Mistakes
8. Firespit (Citizen Mix)
Audio: Capone-N-Noreaga - "Hood Pride"

First official single off Capone-n-Noreaga's "The War Report 2"

Capone-n-Noreaga feat. Faith Evans - "Hood Pride"

Dirty & album artwork:


Feedback is always appreciated!

Also check out the latest single from GARCIA

"Shattered Dreams"

Which is the title track to the album which you can download for free HERE.

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