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Baller Status Presents: Kevin Nottingham's A3C Showcase Mixtape

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Baller Status Presents:  Kevin Nottingham's A3C Showcase Mixtape

Kevin Nottingham, renowned hip-hop blogger and founder of HiPNOTT Records unveils his A3C Showcase Mixtape, presented by Baller Status.  Mixed by DJ Concept & DJ Dutchmaster of the Bash Brothers, this one hour long mix includes exclusives, freestyles, remixes and previously released tracks from HiPNOTT, Hall of Justus & Coalmine Records - the three labels featured at Kevin's showcase.  This year, Atlanta's A3C Hip-Hop will be held October 7-9 at The Masquerade (695 North Ave NE) and boasts performances from Buckshot, Da Beatminerz, The Artifacts, DJ Scratch, Rhettmatic, Jean Grae, Mistah Fab, Murs, Rhymefest, Skyzoo & more!!


01. Duck & Cover feat. Kevin Nottingham (DJ Concept Intro)
02. Everliven Sound (feat. El Da Sensei & DJ Don Martin - Elements
03. E. Reece (feat. DJ Mark-1) - On The Mic
04. Jermiside & Danny Diggs - Doin It For Years
05. Nobody Famous - King
06. Tomorrow, Yesterday - Reminder
07. K. Sparks - Sunshine
08. A New Danger (Interlude)
09. Nobody Famous (feat. Bohagan & Tragedy) - Hustler Muzik
10. Amiri - Music
11. Cymarshall Law - The Come Up
12. Spectac & Amiri (feat. K. Sparks, Median & Strick) - As If (Too Shy Remix)
13. You're On Your Own (DJ Concept Outro)
14. Joe Scudda's Public Service Announcement (Dutchmaster Intro)
15. Joe Scudda - Open For Business
16. Chaundon - No Excuses
17. Jozeeomo - Adrenaline
18. How We Rock - Roc C
19. Turn It Up - Roc C (feat. Illa J)
20. Young Americans - (Roc C & Rapper Pooh) - Set It Off
21. Bekay (feat. Eturnal Archrival & PH) - Everything Is (freestyle)
22. Singapore Kane - Fire
23. Singapore Kane, Bekay & El Da Sensei - The Platform (freestyle)
24. El Da Sensei & The Returners (feat. Sean Price & Bekay) - Everyday In The Street


PR: "King Of Paper Chasin'" Hits Theaters On Oct. 15

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"King Of Paper Chasin'" Hits Theaters On Oct. 15

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Whitestone Multiplex - Bronx, NY
Sunrise Multiplex - Valley Stream, NY
Jamaica Multiplex - Queens, NY
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New Roc City Stadium - New Rochelle, NY and E1 Entertainment in association with Triplebeam Pictures present the release of the critically-acclaimed Crime/Drama "King Of Paper Chasin'", directed by La Monte Edwards, which is available in select cities on October 15.

This New York City Crime/Drama is inspired by actual events and is brilliantly captured and told by first time feature film director La Monte Edwards, executive produced by Dwayne "DL" Clark.

"I am extremely excited about the movie making its select cities release as there has been a buzz around King Of Paper Chasin' for awhile now, and it’s finally time that other cities get to experience the message behind this story," says Dwayne "DL" Clark, Executive Producer/Lead Actor of the film.

In the city of 9 million people, everyone is engulfed in the everyday rat race chasing that almighty dollar. This movie tells the story of one of its own Carter Blanche (Dwayne "DL" Clark), a self-made entrepreneur who prides himself on the unconventional pursuit of money and success and the dream of becoming a Rap star. Carter has staked his claim to the American dream but history teaches us that behind every wealthy empire is a major crime -- Carter's rise to power is no exception. Trying to go legit to leave his past ways behind, Carter is faced with deception, betrayal, and self serving agendas from those closest to him and must maneuver his way through all those who want to crumble what he has built. As he determines who's friend or foe, the decisions Carter makes can, and will cost lives.

"King Of Paper Chasin'" is led by Triplebeam Entertainment Hip-Hop recording artist Dwayne "DL" Clark, while Actress/Model Piarry Oriol takes on the role of DL's distrusting girlfriend Thaila. Additional cast members include Lauren Hooper (Rachel Anderson), J. Stephen Williams (Uglyman), Joe Soma (Agent Richardson), Jason Rivera (Dell) and Dennis L.A. White (JB) among others.

"I don’t expect everyone to be happy with what I'm doing," says DL who financed this 7 figure project himself to allow the audience a look into his life and past experiences. "But it was a story I wanted to tell. There is a lot of embellishment for entertainment purposes, but for the most part the premise of the movie is based off actual events."

"King Of Paper Chasin'" will hit select theaters on October 17.


PR: Far East Movement Skyrocket Up Charts

From Greg Miller:

PR: Far East Movement Skyrocket Up Charts


Far East Movement's lead single "Like A G6" was the greatest Airplay Gainer on Billboard Hot 100 chart this week pushing the song up to #2 in the country.  "Like A G6" is also the #1 Digital Song this week moving 216,000 digital copies outselling Bruno Mars' "Just The Way You Are." 

The group's debut album 'Free Wired' (Cherytree/Interscope), which features Ryan Tedder, Snoop Dogg, Keri Hilson and Lil Jon, will be in stores next Tuesday, October 12th.

Video: Gorilla Zoe's Thoughts on Obama

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Video: Gorilla Zoe's Thoughts on Obama

Gorilla Zoe's Thoughts on Obama, Lisa Raye & Pornstar Pinky from DJ Smallz.

KOKAYI To Release Sophomore Album Robots & Dinosaurs October 19th + MP3's

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KOKAYI To Release Sophomore Album Robots & Dinosaurs October 19th + MP3's

Multi-Talented Artist Fuses Hip-Hop, Indie, And Electro-Hop On His Latest Release

(October 7, 2010 - Brooklyn New York) Grammy Nominated emcee, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, KOKAYI, is excited to announce the release of his sophomore album, Robots & Dinosaurs. The album will see it's physical release on October 19th via New York based QN5 Music.

The album's rather unique title, Robots & Dinosaurs, while deep in meaning was inspired from the most simplistic of desires - the Christmas present wishes of KOKAYI's six year old son. "I asked my son what he wanted for Christmas and he replied, 'robots and dinosaurs'", says the Washington D.C.-based artist. "I walked away, went to the basement and it hit me: the Futuristic versus the old school. I'm in both worlds, traveling up the middle and pulling from both sides of the spectrum."

Robots & Dinosaurs is a musical smorgasbord, incorporating a variety of sounds and styles, from hip-hop to electro, soul to acoustic indie, and more. To achieve the album's organic flavor throughout, the album is graced by a number of musicians including Ezra Greer (bass), Jon Laine (drums), DP (guitar), Trey Elay and a special solo by Stan Cooper for the track "RoxTar" The otherwise self-produced album does get a slight dose of outside help from long-time friend and famed producer Oddisee. The track, "Autumn Rules," was originally "Autumn's Run" from Oddisee's Odd Autumn tape and has proven successful as a buzz worthy single for the rapper/producer.

Robots & Dinosaurs is the first release KOKAYI was able to record with complete peace of mind. "I was able to create the project on my own but still have the project mixed and mastered on analogue gear," says KOKAYI. "It sounds exactly how I want it to." His concise vision for the album is driven home even further by the fact that fourteen songs were made for Robots & Dinosaurs and all but one made the final cut. "I realized my dream with this album," says KOKAYI, and in delivering Dinosaurs & Robots he's also managed to knock one wish of his son's Christmas list.

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MP3: Mickey Factz f/ Bun B, Fat Joe - "Paradise (Remix)"

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MP3: Mickey Factz f/ Bun B, Fat Joe - "Paradise (Remix)"

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MP3: Lloyd Banks f/ Kanye West, Fabolous - "Start It Up"

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MP3: Lloyd Banks f/ Kanye West, Fabolous - "Start It Up"

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Video: Ice Cube - "Too West Coast"

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Video: Ice Cube - "Too West Coast"

MP3: Davinci - "This Is How We Do"

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MP3: Davinci - "This Is How We Do"

DaVinci Releases New Track In Preparation For Trip To Atlanta's A3C Hip-Hop Festival

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Following the of his debut album, The Day The Turf Stood Still, DaVinci was met with accolades and high praise from top websites, blogs, and magazines alike. Now, following his first album is a series of other "firsts" for DaVinci. Later this month, with CMJ in his sights, DaVinci will be making his debut New York performance at the Audible Treats Showcase, but first, DaVinci is heading to Atlanta this weekend for the sixth annual A3C Hip-Hop Festival. Performing the first two evenings of the three-night, two-day hip-hop festival, the Fillmore District-repping San Franciscan – who will also be the only rapper from San Francisco performing at A3C – has released the song "This Is How We Do." Spitting his gruff vocals atop Outkast's classic "Steels of Wheel" as he gives props to "The Big A" and pays his respects to this city of destination for the coming weekend.

Currently DaVinci is in the process of working on a new full-length album that will be dropping in early 2011, so make sure to stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

Fans in Atlanta can see Davinci perform at A3C Thursday October 7th on the Perfect Attendance stage, as well as Friday October 8th as part of The B.A.R.T. (Bay Area Rap Team Up).

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Video: Moe Green - "Iced Out Lifestyle"

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Video: Moe Green - "Iced Out Lifestyle"

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