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PR: Bei Ru to Release "Little Armenia (L.A.)"


From Dunn Deal PR:

Bei Ru to Release "Little Armenia (L.A.)"

* http://www.myspace.com/beiru *

Sampling is archeology. Digging through crates for obscure old records and drafting the sounds of times past into contemporary music is as much about preserving the past as digging for bones is. Few producers take that pursuit as literally as LA native and Armenian beathead Bei Ru, who has traveled across Armenia, Lebanon and Syria on a mission to hunt and rescue rare, out-of-print Armenian 12"s and 45"s from oblivion. He breathes new life into the sounds on those records on Little Armenia (L.A.), an intoxicating voyage through rhythm and melody that serves not only as a dedication to the under-appreciated Armenian musicians of yesteryear and a homage to the Little Armenia section neighborhood of Los Angeles, but also as a musical map of the Armenian diaspora and a wake-up call to his people to take pride in their rich musical history.

Electric instruments and modern sounds began creeping into traditional Armenian music between the 1950s and the 1980s, the era Little Armenia focuses on. These are the songs Bei Ru grew up on, songs he says most Armenians have forgotten. "What inspired me to make this project was all the incredible music I'd find on these old records that most people - even most Armenians - are unaware of," he says. Bei Ru's inspiration to take Armenia's musical past into its future manifests itself in everything from the album's sound to its name. "You walk down a street in the Little Armenia section of Los Angeles, and it's as if the people brought their home country with them. These people, who keep themselves so surrounded by their culture, have forgotten how important the role of music is. Contemporary Armenian music is virtually devoid of any of the aspects of what made those old records so awesome. I felt that Armenians and non-Armenians alike should be exposed to this lost era of music that no one seems to remember." Little Armenia drops November 19th on Musa-Ler Music.

Video: Sparkz - "Hell Yea"


From Yo! PR:

Video: Sparkz - "Hell Yea"

Talented Hip-Hop newcomer Sparkz unleashes his new music video "Hell Yea N*gga" from his latest mixtape project "Blockstar", which is now available for free download via BigBiz Records. "Hell Yea N*gga" already garnered more than 4 million views on WorldStarHipHop.com's mobile video website making it one of the most viewed videos ever.

"I've always been a fan of hype music whether it's a Busta Rhymes track or a Swizz Beatz produced club banger. I enjoy hearing and recording music to get the crowd going and "Hell Yea N*gga" definitely does that when I perform it at my shows. It also describes a bit of the more active side of me as a person through the verses of the song," Sparkz explains.

When talking about the concept of the music video, the aspiring New York rapper added, "I based the visuals for the music video on two of my performances and rather then coming up with a story line to explain the song, just let the viewers actually see me performing. It just gives a clear exciting image of what I wanted this song to do in the clubs. And also you can see how I get down at my shows! The lyrics are type street and explicit but the ladies in the video seem to feel it [laughs]."

Sparkz aka Benny Stacka was raised in the cold hard blocks of Coney Island, NY. At an early age, he began to learn the fundamentals of the streets and how to survive as a hustler in New York. As heard in many stories before, music and especially Hip-Hop changed the young gunner's life when he decided to pick up the mic to tell his story. During Sparkz' come up as an aspiring and talented emcee, who is constantly improving his rap skillz, he opened up shows for established artists like Fabolous, M.O.P., Naughty By Nature, and other celebrities that rose from the streets of New York.

CONNECT WITH SPARKZ
Label: www.bigbizrecords.com .
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sparkzbigbiz .
Twitter: www.twitter.com/sparkzbigbiz .

Video: Rock Mob f/ Short Dawg - "FRESH"


From Rap Star Promo:

Video: Rock Mob f/ Short Dawg - "FRESH"

Bop Alloy - They Got The Jazz


Substantial was one of my original Artists Of The Week when I started this feature back in 2006. Since then he’s gotten married, moved from Brooklyn back to his original home of Maryland, release a couple albums, and had a child. The one thing I don’t think he’s done is sleep, because even with all that going on he still found the time to link up with Seattle producer Marcus D to create Bop Alloy. This week I caught up with both Substantial and Marcus D to find out more about the Bop Alloy project, including how they came together for it, the musical direction it goes in that will have longtime Substantial fans cheering, and why they’re so big in Japan.

Read the full interview at: http://adambernard.blogspot.com/2010/11/artist-of-week-bop-alloy.html

Video: S.A.S. - "So Far"


From 7Thirty Online:

Video: S.A.S. - "So Far"

Video/MP3: TeV95 - "Fly Your Way"


From 95 FLAVAS:

Video/MP3: TeV95 - "Fly Your Way"

Two days after a mysterious vapor trail appeared at sundown off the Los Angeles coast a stunning replay occurred in the sky over Far Rockaway.

Man can also fly.

http://tev95.bandcamp.com/track/fly-your-way

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGg88eFwYtc

Fly Your Way
Music produced by TeV95
TeV95.com

MP3: Dutch Defoe - "Highs & Lows"


From Dutch Defoe:

MP3: Dutch Defoe - "Highs & Lows"

This weeks track is now available at www.mediafire.com/dutchdefoe for those people who want to download it. Please see link below and visit the mediafire page to download previous tracks.

Peace, Team DDF

HIGHS & LOWS

* http://www.mediafire.com/?lzbs9bsmpb0u4g3 *

MP3: Nick Nemesis - "Just a Dream" (prod. Johnny Juliano)


From Nick Nemesis:

MP3: Nick Nemesis - "Just a Dream" (prod. Johnny Juliano)

New song off of my upcoming mixtape Sidetracked Vol. 2


http://usershare.net/dsio6monsk83
Download/Listen here^


Contact Info
www.myspace.com/nemesis2245
www.twitter.com/NickNemesis
www.reverbnation.com/nicknemesis
www.youtube.com/nemesis2245

MP3: GES - "Stupid"

MP3: Mark Ronson - "Holy Ghost! Remix"


From Girlie Action:

MP3: Mark Ronson - "Holy Ghost! Remix"

Holy Ghost! Remix Mark Ronson Track,
Featuring Boy George

Stream the Ronson Remix at FADER - http://www.thefader.com/2010/11/11/stream-mark-ronson-somebody-to-love-me-holy-ghost-remix/ .

DEBUT ALBUM DETAILS

COMING SOON.


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