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Video: Wordplay feat. Nutty P - "Can You See Me"

From 7Thirty Online:

Video: Wordplay feat. Nutty P - "Can You See Me"

Audio: Magestik Legend - "Carbon"

From Stephanie Estes:

Check out this new banger "CARBON" from Magestik Legend with Astronote on the production.

ML is prepping to release Chapter 2 of his To Be Continued…mix series & his upcoming LP Great Escape

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Video: Riggs - "Gotta Be The Swagg"

From QuickTrackz Promo

Riggz, Born Timothy Thompson, was raised on the South-side of Chicago. His unique style of HipHop enables him to determine the message he wants his lyrics to send. His career started with the honor of opening the show for recording artist Mike Jones, and the Windy City Live Internet Show. He continued with the Leon Rogers Comedy Showcase, ASCAP Compilation CD and Future Flava for Pub Magazine. Riggz has an ongoing commitment and passion for making music. As he states, "There is nothing like creating a song...others like it and become fans..." Riggz exudes a confidence like a seasoned veteran with lyrical cadence that grabs you by the ears and poetically educates you to his ghetto philosophies. “GOTTA BE THE SWAGG” is his first single from his recently released Album “POCKET MONEY” on Famous Records.


Download and Preview Links

Buy The "Pocket Money" Album on iTunes!

Download the Free Single! "Gotta Be The Swagg"

Preview the Single! "Gotta Be The Swagg"


Music Video

Watch the Music Video for "Gotta Be The Swagg"on YouTube!

Dirt Nasty "Nasty As I Wanna Be" Tour Dates

From Dirt Nasty:

My tour with Andre Legacy and Beardo started this week. Be sure to check my websiteMySpaceFacebook, and  Twitter (ooooh look at me) for updates, news, music, tour dates and jokes about your moms genitalia.

The first leg of the tour's dates are listed below. Get your tickets now!

September 10 - Slims, San Francisco CA

September 12 - Dante's, Portland OR(Get Tickets />
September 13 - Nectar, Seattle WA(Get Tickets />
September 15 - The Complex, Salt Lake City UT(Get Tickets />
September 16 - Las Vegas, NV @ Tao (Get Tickets />
September 24 - The Roxy, Los Angeles CA(Get Tickets />
September 29 - Martini Ranch, Scottsdale AZ(Get Tickets />
October 1 - Scout Bar, Houston TX(Get Tickets />
October 2 - Emo's Alternative Lounge, Austin TX(Get Tickets />
October 3 - The Loft, Dallas TX(Get Tickets />
October 7 - Bluebird, Denver CO(Get Tickets />
October 8 - Launchpad, Albuquerque NM(Get Tickets />
October 9 - The Rock, Tucson AZ(Get Tickets

Duck Down 15 Year Anniversary East Coast Tour Dates

Performances from Pharoahe Monch, Boot Camp Clik artists Sean Price, Buckshot & Smif N Wessun, Skyzoo
with Music By DJ Evil Dee

Duck Down Music continues to celebrate its 15 Year Anniversary with an exciting East-Coast Tour scheduled from October 11th to October 24th. The 14-city run will feature performances by Pharoahe Monch, Boot Camp Clik artists Buckshot, Sean Price & Smif N Wessun, along with Skyzoo and music by DJ Evil Dee. The routing comes at a perfect time, as each artist taking the stage has new music to showcase.

Pharoahe Monch is in the mixing stages of his W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) album; Skyzoo is scheduled to release his collaborative effort with !llmind, Live From The Tape, on October 5th; Smif N Wessun has new music from their Pete Rock produced album, Monumental; Buckshot will unveil never-before-heard tracks from his 3rd studio album with 9th Wonder, The Solution; and Sean Price fans can expect material from Mic Tyson.

Official Tour Dates:

10/11 Tampa, FL @ Club Empire: TICKETS

10/12 Orlando, FL @ The Social: TICKETS
10/13 Miami, FL @ Revolution: TICKETS
10/14 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade: TICKETS
10/15 Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox: TICKETS
10/16 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle: TICKETS
10/17 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar: TICKETS
10/18 Washington DC @ Liv: TICKETS
10/19 New York, NY @ Le Poission Rouge (CMJ Showcase w/ Talib Kweli, Pete Rock, Jean Grae, & Strong Arm Steady): TICKETS
10/20 New Haven, CT @ Toads Place: TICKETS
10/21 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA: TICKETS
10/22 Providence, RI @ Jerkys: TICKETS
10/23 Portland, ME @ Asylum: Pre-Sale Tickets TBA
10/24 Boston, MA @ Middle East: TICKETS
PR: Portland, Oregon's Northern Scientifik Releases Debut

From Evan Lemay:

Portland, Oregon's Northern Scientifik Releases Debut


PORTLAND, OR SEPT. 10, 2010 -- 

  "A fair amount of hip hop albums these days -- even underground hip hop albums, are being produced without any scratching at all," says North Scientifik's DJ Outclass. "Dope scratch hooks and DJing are an integral part of the true hip hop formula."

  Word of the North Scientifik project spread over three years ago shortly after producer 5th Sequence and MC Serious George first met to record "Saturday Afternoon", one of several nostalgic hip hop singles from the album.

   "With 'Building', we aimed to capture what we loved about the 90's -- hip hop's golden era," states 5th. The three man group spent time perfecting the balance of rhyme, unique sample-based production, and hard hitting 12-bit drum patterns.

"I grew up listening mostly to jazz and 90's hip hop," says 5th, "Premier, Dilla, Pete Rock, all of those cats inspired me from a young age." Legendary influences aside, 5th's work screams originality. A true signature production style, marked by gritty drums and original sample chops, can only be done justice by an MC of a particular caliber: enter MC Serious George.

  "I used to listen to Black Thought, Boot Camp Clik, O.C., shit like that," says Serious George. "I come from the school of thought where lyrics -- specifically cadence and delivery -- reign supreme". A self-proclaimed mic ripper, Serious George and his style is described as "completely unpredictable, definitely your local MC's secret favorite MC."

  'Building' contains an impressive 30 tracks, filling the entire CD with over an hour of fresh, out-the-crates break beat production -- for those who still love H.E.R. If you cringe when you hear the phrase "mainstream hip-hop", then you share the group mind state of North Scientifik.

  'Building' is available for online purchase at 'Building' was completely written, produced, tracked, mixed, and mastered at Soul Channel Recording Studios, which is a division of Soul Channel Media Group, LLC., an independent mixed media company based in Portland, OR.

  For more information and to schedule an interview, contact Brandon Johnson at:
Tel (503) 369-5837, Email:


Video: Brown Caesar f/ Thief Sicario - "Streets Is"

From Brown Caesar:

Video: Brown Caesar f/ Thief Sicario - "Streets Is"

MP3: Jasmyne feat. Waka Flocka Flame - "All Dem Boys"

From M3W:

MP3: Jasmyne feat. Roscoe Dash, Waka Flocka Flame - "All Dem Boys"

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PR: Das Racist Premiere New Video EK on MTV Iggy

From Chris at Koch/E1 Entertainment:

Das Racist Premiere New Video EK on MTV Iggy


In anticipation for their upcoming mixtape Sit Down, Man, Das Racist are premiering their video for Ek Shaneesh on MTV Iggy!

The video, directed by Weird Days has the trio strolling through Queens, NY throwing as MTV Iggy likes to call it, an "international party".

Check out the clip here (and grab the embed code from the link):

Be sure also to join the mailing list at for the first official leak off Sit Down, Man and play the Who's That Brooown video game on the group's official site

For more on Das Racist go to:
Das Racist's Official Site
Reverb Nation

MP3: Eleven feat. Dana Dane - "Dancin' By Myself"

From Dana Dane:

MP3: Eleven feat. Dana Dane - "Dancin' By Myself"

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