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Video - 950 Plus & A.G. of D.I.T.C. - Bronx Bound


From J.O. at Tha Ave:

Video - 950 Plus & A.G. of D.I.T.C. - Bronx Bound

DaVinci - "Real N*ggaz Remix" Feat. Kaz Kyzah And ROD


From Audible Treats:

DaVinci - "Real N*ggaz Remix" Feat. Kaz Kyzah And ROD

As DaVinci Prepares Debut Album, The Fillmore Native Teams With Fellow Bay Area Artists For New Track

The Song:

As DaVinci continues to prepare for the March 9th release of his official debut album, The Day The Turf Stood Still, the rising Fillmore talent is dropping another pre-album song, "Real N*ggaz." Featuring a guest verse Kaz Kyzah, formerly one half of the duo The Team along with Clyde Carson, as well as production from up-and-coming Gary, Indiana beatsmith Kris Styles and singer ROD. The message of the song, drawing from the track's title, finds DaVinci and his fellow artists speaking on character issues. But rather than petty finger-pointing, in DaVinci's own style, he spends his verses in lyrical confrontation against, as he calls it, "The saturation of superficial, dishonest, and redundant content in the streets, media, and politics." DaVinci's lyrics contrast the beat's soul sample, as the song combines sped up vocal samples and DaVinci's raspy baritone as he raps, "Since Jigga ain't my bigger brother, and 9th Wonder ain't my Little Brother/ I don't sit and wonder how I'm fin to get on/ I just shit on, the phlegm on, any track I spit on." Indeed, and with forthcoming videos and singles from The Day The Turf Stood Still on the way, if DaVinci's warning doesn't quite resonate yet... it will.

DaVinci's The Day The Turf Stood Still will be available for free download March 9th via SWTBRDS Creative Collective.

"Real N*ggaz Remix" Feat. Kaz Kyzah and ROD: http://media.audibletreats.com/DaVinci-Real_Niggaz_Remix_Feat_Kaz_Kyzah.mp3 .

The Background:

The Fillmore District has bred more rappers per capita than any other district in San Francisco, and although the older generations recall its rich musical history rooted in Jazz, the Fillmore today is rife with drugs, turf wars, and mass gentrification. DaVinci, a young MC raised in the Fillmore, is a prime example of the duality of this area, who at the age of 13 was homeless, hungry, and hopeful for a way out. Explains DaVinci, "My music has everything to do with my environment: from robbing, killing, pimpin' to selling and abusing drugs," he explains about his heavy content. "It's a direct reflection of what my friends and family have been through and are still going through." While his story is similar to many other young rappers upbringings, DaVinci was surrounded by an incredible pool of Fillmore talent and by studying with the greats, he was able to sharpen his skills and aim higher than most, cultivating his story-telling abilities beyond mere drug-and-gun-talk. Growing up in the same 10-block radius as Bay Area rap legends San Quinn and JT the Bigga Figga, DaVinci was content in merely watching the next generation follow in their footsteps, until he received overwhelming praise from his peers from a mixtape appearance, which then prompted him to pursue rap professionally. In 2006, San Quinn welcomed him onto the "Pressure Makes Diamonds Tour" with rap veterans Xzibit and Tech N9ne. Since the tour, DaVinci has kept busy appearing on numerous mixtapes and compilations, as well as preparing his official debut album, The Day The Turf Stood Still. The Day The Turf Stood Still will be available March 9, 2010 via SWTBRDS Creative Collective.

"Real N*ggaz Remix" Feat. Kaz Kyzah and ROD: http://media.audibletreats.com/DaVinci-Real_Niggaz_Remix_Feat_Kaz_Kyzah.mp3 .

Video montage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icopGNwzXGg .

"Trickle Down" Prod. By Blunt: http://media.audibletreats.com/DaVinci-Trickle_Down_Prod_By_Blunt.mp3 .

"It's On Me" Prod. By Blunt: http://media.audibletreats.com/DaVinci-Its_On_Me_Prod_By_Blunt.mp3 .

Bio, pictures, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/download/davinci/ .

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/donjohnDaVINCI and http://www.twitter.com/sweetbreadscc .

Stylah - Pass Out Remix (Video & Download)


From 7Thirty Online:

Stylah - Pass Out Remix

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Stylah Going in over the Tinie Tempah 'Pass Out' Instrumental.
Taken from Stylah's forthcoming project 'This is England'.

* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px9U3vMNdl0 *



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Chamillionaire Drops "Major Pain" & Announces Paul Wall Tour


From Nancy B:

Houston, TX - I'm pretty sure it was the Rolling Stones who said, "You can't always get what ya want," and in the music business that certainly proves to be true more often than not. However, in the wake of the many Venom album release date push-backs, Chamillionaire decided to at least give his fans what they need; well, almost, in the form of Major Pain, an 18 track mixtape, which drops today.

Wait! I hear you say. Didn't Chamillionaire say he wasn't dropping mixtapes any longer? At least in the real sense? He did (refer back to first paragraph) but labels and laws being what they are, well, I'm going to let him tell it...

"I felt it was time to take it back to the original grind that made these major companies pay attention in the first place. I don't think there is any reason why any artist with real knowledge of independent hustle, should sit and wait for any major system to work for them, BUT, because I am signed to a major recording label, there are still a lot of things that I would like to be able to do, that I'm not really allowed to do. Politics in this business often stand between a creative mind and the grind but I'm gonna try my best to feed my fans without getting into too much trouble."

Major Pain went up on www.Chamillionaire.com a few weeks ago for pre-order and has already sold several thousand copies.

TRACKLISTING:

01. Warn You
02. Price of Failure
03. Ima Rep Texas
04  Feels good
05. I'm Reloaded          
06. All Black
07. Pursuit of Cream
08. Forgive you
09. Leanin'
10. No complaints
11. I'm Focused
12. Houston up High
13. Sittin on Chrome
14. Everybody Hates Snitch
15. Traingle Formation
16. Koopa Don't Care
17. Salute Your General
18. Story to Tell

Next on the agenda is a planned tour with Paul Wall with whom Cham enjoyed early independent success, releasing acclaimed albums such as "Get Ya Mind Correct" for which they were nominated for a Source Award for Best Independent Album. The tour kicks off with a South By Southwest headliner show in Austin on March 17th (Chamillionaire/Paul Wall, Trae Tha Truth, Dorrough, Chalie Boy and more) and includes stops in Flagstaff, Las Vegas, Tucson, Phoenix, Anaheim, Ventura, Los Angeles, Tulsa, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Denver, Albuquerque, Billings and Boise with more confirmed dates to be announced.

"The lack of marketing and promo budgets in a weak economy isn't gonna keep me from touring to different cities and releasing music to fans that still demand it. Thats why I decided to start the Major Pain series and tour with Paul. It's what the fans want."

Well, I guess you can get what you want... sometimes. Stay tuned for tour updates and venue information.

Random Says "Turn it Up" for J Dilla


From Random a/k/a Mega Ran:

in 2006, after hearing of Dilla's death of Lupus, not even 2 weeks before I released my first album The Call, I was pretty devastated. I dedicated the release party to J Dilla, and I called in some favors to help create a tribute mixtape. The tape was well received... by everyone...except the estate of J Dilla, who immediately hated on and squashed our efforts before we could sell it and try to contribute to Dilla's mounting financial woes and hospital bills...even going as far as sending C&D letters to my label, the distributor and venue where we had the release party... I guess with so much going on at the time, it was hard to decipher who's right and exact, and who's trying to stick the knife in your back, to quote myself...lol

Needless to say the whole situation left some bad tastes in everyone's mouths.

So, I've since kept this project under wraps and haven't mentioned it... until now. 4 years after its conception, if you haven't already peeped it, please check out The Dilla Project, featuring myself, DN3, the whole RAHM Nation crew, Ohmega Watts, J-Live, Rashid Hadee and more.

Turn it Up. (c) Dilla.

Download THE DILLA PROJECT: http://www.sendspace.com/file/su5c4d .
 
Experience the genius that is Jay Dee for yourself... and check out the new J-Dilla.com

Peace.

NFL & Hip Hop Stars Fight for Every Yard at Madden Bowl XVI


From Bottom Feeder Music:

NFL & Hip Hop Stars Fight for Every Yard at Madden Bowl XVI Championship 

Hip hop artist Game battles Chad Ochocinco of the Cincinnati Bengals in Madden NFL 10 on Xbox 360 to kick off Super Bowl XLIV weekend in South Florida. NFL Pro Bowl players Chris Johnson,  Patrick Willis,  DeMarcus Ware and more to face off in Madden Bowl XVI – with a special musical performance by The Game
 
LIVE PERFORMANCE BY THE GAME
 
MUSIC BY DJ MADLINX

* WHO: Game (The R.E.D. Album), WR Chad Ochocinco (Cincinnati Bengals), WR Percy Harvin (Minnesota Vikings), LB Patrick Willis (San Francisco 49ers), DE Jared Allen (Minnesota Vikings), RB Chris Johnson (Tennessee Titans), TE Tony Gonzalez (Atlanta Falcons), RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Jacksonville Jaguars), LB DeMarcus Ware (Dallas Cowboys), WR Brandon Marshall (Denver Broncos), WR DeSean Jackson (Philadelphia Eagles), OT Michael Oher (Baltimore Ravens), WR Reggie Wayne (Indianapolis Colts), QB Mark Sanchez (New York Jets), WR Andre Johnson (Houston Texans), DE Justin Tuck (New York Giants), WR Miles Austin (Dallas Cowboys)

(Participants subject to change)

* WHAT: Kicking off Super Bowl XLIV weekend in South Florida, hip hop artist Game and Cincinnati Bengal’s Chad Ochocinco will battle in an Xbox 360 championship for supremacy in Madden NFL 10. Following the first ever gaming match-up between a hip hop artist and an NFL player, Xbox 360 and EA SPORTS will host the 16th annual Madden Bowl, the only official Madden tournament featuring NFL’s brightest stars. Chad Ochocinco, Chris Johnson, Maurice Jones-Drew, DeMarcus Ware and more will go head-to-head in Madden NFL 10 on Xbox 360 in an eight-player, single elimination tournament.

* By the end of the night, seven NFL greats will be eliminated and one player will be left standing. After the champion is crowned, Game will deliver a special musical performance from his upcoming new album, The R.E.D. Album, at the Madden Bowl XVI Party. 

* Who will walk away with the coveted EA SPORTS Madden Bowl Cup and earn supreme bragging rights?

* In addition, media are welcome to a first look at the highly anticipated EA SPORTS MMA video game and interview opportunities with top STRIKEFORCE fighters, including world’s #1 ranked heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko, Gegard Mousasi, Frank Shamrock, Cung Le and others. (Fighters subject to change)

WHERE:  Clevelander Hotel
1020 Ocean Drive Miami Beach, Florida 33139

WHEN: Thursday – February 4, 2010
Media check in: 6:00 pm at the 10th Street entrance

Greenhouse (Blueprint & Illogic) New EP & Video Teaser


From Printmatic:

Greenhouse (Blueprint & Illogic) New EP

Greetings!

* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUb4ILVoY0Q *



Rest of video coming soon. If you haven’t checked out the Electric Purgatory Part One EP yet, download the promo version here: http://greenhousecrew.bandcamp.com/album/electric-purgatory-part-one-promo-version .

Thanks for the support!

Printmatic

Subsoniq Pulled from SiriusXM Airwaves


Subsoniq Pulled from SiriusXM Airwaves

Here's what www.ProgHipHop.com had to say about this disappointing turn of events:

"It seems that after 7+ years on the satellite radio platform, SiriusXM has decided to pull Subsoniq from the air indefinitely.

Subsoniq was the long running premiere “progressive hip hop” show on the satellite platform.

If you want to share your feedback,  thoughts, concerns, memories, etc. you can reach out at backspin@siriusxm.com

NOTE FROM WEBMASTER:

Please CC subsoniqradio@gmail.com to help your document your support for the show.

Stay tuned to proghiphop.com for more information in the coming days."

K-Murdock Comments On His Blog

Here's what K-Murdock had to say about the situation on his blog:

"What a crazy 1-week span for me as far as emotions go! Last tuesday i was both elated & relieved that my latest project, "Piano-rama", was finally seeing the light of day here in the States... and NOW, i sit here feeling shocked & betrayed after learning Monday that the show i hosted for the last 8 years on XM Satellite Radio, Subsoniq, is no more!  One thing i have learned during my 10-year tenure in the "radio business" is that no one/show is promised tomorrow!  Trust me, when the big-wigs make decisions, the talent, and more importantly, the FANS are the last to know!  What really sucks beyond the fact that i wont be able to go on air and help promote good, progressive hip-hop music anymore, is that the artist who make it, will have one less, yet major, outlet to get it played on!"

El-P Steps Down From Def Jux - Label's Future Uncertain


Rather than try to paraphrase what El-P had to say about this issue, I'll let you read what he had to say about Def Jux' future in his own words.
J.Period & Nneka Live In NYC!


J.Period & Nneka in NYC! J.Period will be hosting and DJ'ing to celebrate the release of Nneka's new album "Concrete Jungle"! Don't miss Nneka's live performance.
If you haven't checked J.Period & Nneka's "The Madness", click here
The single "The Uncomfortable Truth", which named "iTunes Single of the Week" is now available for free download here


Doors: 7:30pm
Admission: $15 in adv. $17 day of show


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