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Final Days For I Rock the Mic Registration


Press release courtesy of Rick Party:

FINAL DAYS FOR EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION
Lock-In Conference Registration for $199 and Pay Later


Miami, FL, October 29, 2008 - With only three days left, attendees can lock-in their registration for this year's I Rock The Mic Conference & Awards at the early bird rate of $199. Conference Co-Founder Rick Party extended the early bird registration period and created a payment plan option as part of the I Rock The Mic Bailout Plan after numerous calls for industry professionals feeling the pressure of the today's economy.

The early bird registration fee of $199.00 has been extended through November 1. The bailout plan also provides the opportunity for attendees to pay their registration in a payment plan. Attendees can confirm their conference registration at the early bird rate with a deposit payment of $100.00 and make payments on the remaining balance of $99.00 through November 17. Registration for the conference can be completed by visiting www.irockthemic.com.

The 3rd Annual I Rock The Mic Conference & Awards (IRTM) will be held December 4 - 7 in Miami Beach, Florida at the Eden Roc Resort & Spa. The theme for the leading empowerment gathering for urban radio professionals is "Stepping Your Game Up to the Next Level of Excellence." Industry leaders confirmed as moderators and participants for this year include Doc Wynter, Ken Johnson, Tom Joyner, Terry Monday, Lee Michaels, Hector Hannibal, Oscar Joyner, FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein, Earl Boston, Big Boy, Stretch Garrett, Kevin Ross, Angie Stone, Juanita Bynum and others.

IRTM, known as the family reunion of urban radio, creates a very unique environment where accomplished industry professionals and the aspiring convene for power networking, informative panels, talent development and programming workshops and exclusive entertainment events. 2007 marked the first time that key urban radio powerhouses were under one roof at the same time. Industry leaders such as Tom Joyner, Doug Banks, Elroy Smith, Big Boy, Doc Wynter, Donnie Simpson, Reggie Rouse, Gary Bernstein, Michael Baisden, Rickey Smiley, Jerry Boulding, Lee Michaels, Earl Boston, Terry Monday, Keith Sweat, Big Tigger, FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein, RIAA's Carlos Linares, Arbitron's Julian Davis and many more came together to network and talk about the business of urban radio.

IRTM conference, sponsorship and registration information is available online at www.irockthemic.com, via phone at 214.941.3034 or by email at info@irockthemic.com.

Hip-Hop Shop #9 - Audible Treats!


Tonight on the Hip-Hop Shop Steve 'Flash' Juon pays tribute to our friends at Audible Treats on a 25 minute show with no tricks! AT rep for some of the flyest artists in hip-hop today and you'll hear them here - Shaya, Masta Ace, eLZhi, E-40 and more! In fact the only song on tonight's show not from Audible Treats is DJ Babu's "Guns Gon' Blow" featuring Termanology. Join us every Wednesday night at 10:00 PM EST, 9 Central via blogtalkradio.com/angrymarks and if you miss the live show be sure to look for the replay here on RapReviews or via our sponsor mrobandthecancer.com. The shows are 100% podsafe so distribute to your friends and tell them to visit RapReviews.com. Enjoy!

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* Shaya feat. Jake One - Fall Back
* Masta Ace - Sittin' On Chrome (Mr. Flash Sittin on Cr02 Remix)
* eLZhi feat. Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Fatt Father, Danny Brown and Fat Ray - Fire (Remix)
* DJ Babu feat. Termanology - Guns Gon' Blow
* E-40 feat. Diamond, Shawty Lo - Break Ya Ankles (Remix)
* Eyezon - Out O' Mines

Murphy Lee - Murph or Die! You Choose


From Michelle at Audible Treats:

Murphy Lee - Murph or Die! You Choose hosted by DJ Sir Thurl      10.29.2008
"Shake Ya Tailfeather" Maker Returns With Free Election Themed Mixtape


The Mixtape:

In honor of the upcoming election, Murphy Lee is releasing his latest mixtape Murph or Die! You Choose hosted by DJ Sir Thurl, "The Official Party Starter." Best known for massive hits "Shake Ya Tailfeather" and "Wat Da Hook Gon Be," Murphy Lee returns to the scene with a mixtape that is sure to bring the derrty front and center in the game once again. The mixtape features the hit track "My Shoes" as well as appearances by Musiq, Birdman, Snoop and more!

Download the Mixtape for FREE here:
* http://www.zshare.net/download/50586709d4de6a81/ *

Tracklisting:
1) "I Know"- Murphy Lee
2) "My Shoes"- Murphy Lee
3) "Like That"- Murphy Lee
4) "Bullshit"- Murphy Lee
5) "Bust It Open RMX"- Lil Will ft. Murphy Lee
6) "Not A Stain RMX"- Big Tuck ft. Murphy Lee
7) "Dat Good"- Da Fam ft. Murphy Lee
8) "Radio" Musiq ft. Murphy Lee
9) "Uh Huh"- Alfamega ft. Murphy Lee
10) "Throw Some D's RMX"- Rich Boy ft. Murphy Lee & Nelly
11) "Wow RMX"- KiaShine ft. Murphy Lee
12) "Do Ya Dance"- Lil Chat ft. Murphy Lee
13) "Ratchet RMX"- Shorty Da Kid ft. Murphy Lee
14) "Thick Wit It RMX"- Nakeem Tha Dream ft. Murphy Lee
15) "Look At Her Go RMX"- Gena ft. Murphy Lee
16) "Hatin"- Murphy Lee
17) "Chill"- Nelly ft. Murphy Lee
18) "Murphy Lee Freestyle"- Murphy Lee
19) "Hustler"- Murphy Lee
20) "Never Harmin (Army Gunz)"- Murphy Lee
21) "Pop Bottles RMX"- Birdman ft. Murphy Lee
22) "Independent"- Webbie ft. Murphy Lee
23) "Life of the Party RMX"- Snoop ft. Murphy Lee
24) "Party People Freestyle"- Murphy Lee
25) "Girl You Bad RMX"- Youvee ft. Murphy Lee
26) "Like Me RMX"- Jus Bleezy ft. Murphy Lee
27) "Too Many Noes"- Murphy Lee
28) "Murph Derrty" Murphy Lee
29) "UGME"- Murphy Lee
30) "Rep Saint Louise"- Murphy Lee
(All skits performed by Hot Sauce and Prentiss Church)

The Background:

Before being known as a hip-hop hitmaker, Murph joined his friends, including Nelly, to create the St. Lunatics when he was still in his teens. After appearing on Nelly's first release, the multi-platinum Country Grammar album in 2000, Murph went on to release his solo album, Murphy's Law, in 2003. He has worked with legends such as Jermaine Dupri and Lil Wayne and won a Grammy for the song "Shake Ya Tailfeather" featuring Nelly and Diddy. Look out for second solo album You See Me soon on Derrty Ent. / Universal Records.
Streams:

Murph or Die! You Choose hosted by DJ Sir Thurl
* http://www.zshare.net/download/50586709d4de6a81/ *

MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/MurphyLee .

New Evidence Video Gets 10,000 Views in 24 Hours


Courtesy of Mitchell Dudley and Red Music:

CHECK OUT THE NEW VIDEO FROM

“EVIDENCE”

THE LAYOVER


* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I6jWE5UIYg *

 

OVER 10,000 VIEWS IN 24 HOURS

(READ THE COMMENTS)

 
THE LAYOVER EP

IN-STORES 11/25

 

WHAT IS THIS??

* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5o7vrXhEqw&NR=1 *

Krumb Snatcha 'Feeling' (Prod. By Da Beatminerz)


Courtesy of Clockwork Music:

KRUMB SNATCHA "FEELING" PRODUCED BY DA BEATMINERZ
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Gangstarr fans and followers of indie rap already know the name Krumb Snatcha. His appearance on "Make Em Pay" from the "Moment Of Truth" album generated some buzz, but it wasn’t until his "Snatcha Season Pt.1" EP with songs like "Hip Hop" and the industry critique "Gangsta Disease" that his profile got a national rep. Dueting with M.O.P. for the Oscar award winning movie "Training Day" soundtrack only served to solidify his position, setting the stage for his full length album "Respect All Fear None" on D&D Records in 2002. From the streets of "Lawtown" to new found label Str8up Entertainment Krumb is back with a new sound and moniker for the fans. It’s the rebirth of K.S. and the death of Krumb, as stated in his song " Begins" produced by legendary producer Pete Rock on his new full length release entitled "Hidden Scriptures" (STREET DATE: 2/17/2009). Krumb a.k.a. K.S. is most notably known for being the first independent artist to receive the prestigious award of The Source Magazine's "Hip Hop Quotable" for his verse on the Gangstarr album "Moment Of Truth" which propelled him in the spotlight to release "Closer To God" produced by none other then the legendary DJ Premier.

With a slew of guest appearances on albums by Guru of Gangstarr, Pete Rock, Beatminerz, Funkdoobiest, ED OG, Termanology, Teflon, Afu Ra, Craig G, Tony Touch and etc. Since then Krumb has been actively under the radar but making an appearance in the motion picture "Urban Massacre". With his mixtape release entitled "You’ll See" hosted by "DJ Green Lantern" late last year it has positioned K.S. Release his best work to date "Hidden Scriptures" with production by names like Pete Rock, Large Professor, Beatminerz, Statik Selektah and 3 time DMC champion DJ Ace with the lead off single "Feeling" by Beatminerz, and "Mind Power" by Large Pro, Krumb is sure to catch a lot of ears on this new album!

Email: redlinemusic1@gmail.com / redlinemusic@aol.com / www.redlinemusicdistribution.com .

New Alchemist Blog Goes Live!


Check out all the details courtesy of our friends at Koch Records:

Alchemist

NEW BLOG LIVE!

* http://www.alchemistbeats.com/ *


NOW ON TOUR WITH REDMAN & METHOD MAN, CHECK OUT LIVE VIDEO UPDATES FROM THE ROAD VIA HIS KYTE CHANNEL (ON HIS BLOG)

THE ALCHEMIST’S COOKBOOK EP
AVAILABLE ON ITUNES!
NOVEMBER 18TH

* www.youtube.com/kochrecords *
* www.kochrecords.com *

Loud.Com Round 8 Winner Revealed - Homeboy Sandman


From Loud.com:

New York, NY (October 29, 2008) - What about it, Loud.com? HIP-HOP!!

A lot of good things poppin on the site this week. With the contest nearing an end, we've had a lot of great submissions on both sides, and the producer battle was particularly close this time around! Guest Judge DJ Bobby Trends from NYC's Hot 97 is gonna have a tough time choosing a winner! But, ah... that's next week's topic...

This week, we'd like to extend a large up to none other than Homeboy Sandman! WHAT you say?!? Wasn't he on Loud Favorites? Doesn't he get love on the site already? Indeed, he was and indeed he does. Initially resistant to the contest concept when informed about it during his Loud.com Favorites, it appears that he switched gears and decided to go all in this round to see what would happen. Between guest judges G Music and the Loud.com selection committee, his creative and left-field approach stuck out when compared to runners up Jay Star and Perceptive Theme. Check back for an interview with Sandman, Angel Da Kid, Anonymous Twist and the King of NY Beat Battle Stefonix, all coming next week!

That said, it's been a busy week for the present SRC family. Akon blessed us with a Loud.com Favorites while in the building doing some promo for his album "Freedom," set to drop on December 2nd. The Konvict talked about songs like his breakthrough hit "Locked Up," the follow-up "Ghetto" and the very telling "Sorry, Blame It On Me." Go to the link and check out the tracklisting for his album, too! Also on tap, we debuted a new Asher Roth song, The Reading, as part of a contest with XXL Magazine. Additionally, the greatest storyteller ever, David Banner, was seen puttin in heavy work on the road with the homies B.o.B. and Kweli in a 10-minute freestyle. And lastly, the inaugural Loud.com $100,000 winner Tha Crow stopped through the Cashmere studios in Los Angeles and debuted a new track while talking about how the contest changed his life. Keep up the good work!!

But not to be outdone, their newest labelmates Camp Lo surprised everyone and announced they will debut a contest with the New Music Cartel. On November 5th, Lo-I will be drop a six-song EP specifically for the NMC, where listeners will put together audio clues in the songs from written hints to win some extremely rare prizing! Check out the contest video here for details and be sure to check out the daily postings of exclusive videos as we countdown to the day when all the songs will be made available for official download.

In general Loud.com news, we also posted a Loud.com Favorites with DJ Quik this week. One of the finest to ever do it, regardless of coastal affiliations, Quik talked about making and recording the tracks for Tupac's "Heartz of Men" and Talib Kweli's "Put It In The Air." We also spotted Loud.com regulars Niki Damez and Tommy Ruffin at the Faces In The Crowd event last Tuesday at Rebel in NYC. Check out Niki gettin some stage time here. If that's not enough, catch up on your reading with a few editorials: Legality In The New Age of Digital Media, Facebook Music Rumors, and Brand Association In Hip-Hop. We got you!!

Our exclusive Beats By Dre Contest is still going strong and taking submissions! Aftermath & Interscope Records, in association with Imeem.com, are giving any MC that enters the contest the opportunity to get their songs heard by an Aftermath A&R, as well as the chance to win Dr. Dre's new headphones. Find out more details on here.

A few other quick items of note:

Producers! Round 8 Voting IS COMPLETE!

    * A winner will be announced November 4th
    * Submissions for Round 9 Began TODAY!
    * With only 2 Rounds left, NOW IS THE TIME to enter and earn a chance at that cool $15,000 and sweet little production deal from SRC/Universal Motown!!

***

EMCEES! Submissions for Round 9 are CLOSED!

    * Voting begins today; a Round 9 winner will be announced on Nov 11th!
    * Congrats to Homeboy Sandman! His creative, different and fresh approach to the music pushed him to the front of a crowded field
    * With only one chance left to enter, BRING THAT HEAT IN ROUND 10!!!

Braille Drops New "Frankenstein" Single Before Halloween


Press release courtesy of our good friend Braille Brizzy, the one always reminding you to check out RapReviews.com at the start of every podcast on RR!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Braille Drops New "Frankenstein" Single Before Halloween 

Hey, this is Braille from Lightheaded.  I'm working on a new album produced completely by S1 of Strange Fruit Project.  We are leaking the first single this week because it's called "Frankenstein" and it's perfect timing for the season.  The song has nothing to do with Halloween.  haha.

Below is the download link including the web cover, mp3 and official press release.  Check it out and feel free to stream it, spin it or post the download.  Much love

www.hiphopismusic.com/uploads/Frankenstein.zip

If you'd like to hear the song before downloading then you can check it out at www.braillehiphop.com

Peace

Cashus C.R.E.A.M. Teams with DJ Green Lantern for GameTime


From Dove and TygerEye.net:

For Immediate Release
October 28, 2008

Cashus C.R.E.A.M. Teams with DJ Green Lantern for GameTime
New Project Featuring Producers Ron Browz, P King and More!


New York, NY -- Building a strong team and being self-sufficient may not be synonymous in the entertainment business, but the reality is that they are two sides of the same coin. As a captivating lyricist, songwriter, producer, engineer, model and actor, Cashus C.R.E.A.M. exemplifies what most independent artists aspire to be. His new project GameTime will offer a musical definition of the franchise known as Cashus C.R.E.A.M.

Presented by DJ Green Lantern, GameTime delivers original tracks from the likes of Ron Browz, Shea Taylor and P King, fused perfectly with Cashus C.R.E.A.M.'s clever wordplay and songwriting. Cashus worked intently to surpass the standards of a promotional mixtape, creating an impressive prelude to a debut album. Of course, collaborating with the right producers was a major part of the formula for GameTime.

"Ron Browz has a special energy when it comes to his tracks," says Cashus of the process. "I have so much fun when I'm writing to his tracks that the listener can feel it, and big records come from that kind of chemistry. I've been working with P King for a few years now. He's done records for artists like Ludacris and Scarface, and he knows what it takes sonically to drive a new artist into a household name. Shea Taylor just flat out makes big beats. His melodic tracks help me to step outside of the box and make good music."

Other original production on GameTime is rounded out by Noize Trip, The Weirdos, Battery 5, Jay Wes and Detroit Red, while guest vocalists include Range and Erika Deluna. In order to reach out to his female fans, Cashus also created a more specialized collection of songs just for the ladies entitled The Pink Edition Mixtape, which is accompanied by the exclusive 2009 "A Day in the Life" calendar showcasing Cashus C.R.E.A.M.'s innate modeling ability.

Prior to releasing his own music, Cashus and his writing partner, collectively known as The HitterZz, were writing songs and hooks for other people. In Spring 2008, the duo signed a deal with Primary Wave Music Publishing and have penned songs for various artists including Jamie Foxx, Prima J, Leona Lewis, The D.E.Y., David Archuleta and Jennifer Lopez.

As some of those projects await their release and his own full-length debut album continues to evolve, Cashus is developing as a professional actor. His first movie, Women Do It Too, will be released in 2009. "Acting is definitely going to be a stepping stone for bigger things," explains Cashus. "I've had the opportunity to work alongside actor/director Derrick Simmons (In Too Deep, Paid in Full, Paper Soldiers, The Wire) and have other films in the works. Even though music and movies are two different monsters, I'm finding it easy to leverage the two as I advance in both."

Fortunately, Cashus C.R.E.A.M.'s diverse talent is in sync with his ambition and independent work ethic. "I've taken time to learn the ins and outs of the industry in its entirety," he asserts, "so I can handle my business affairs competently and with confidence. I'm a one stop shop - you get it all here. I'm a franchise. GameTime is a sneak preview of what's to come. I've been preparing to be a major player for a long time. Now it's time to step into the arena and show my worth."

For more information on Cashus C.R.E.A.M. go to www.tygereye.net/cashuscream and www.cashuscream.com .

For interviews and press information, contact dove@tygereye.net

GameTime Tracklist
Hosted by DJ Green Lantern

1. GameTime prod. by Noize Trip
2. Messy WackSon (skit)
3. See Me prod. by P King
4. Oops…Ya Head prod. by Ron Browz
5. So Sexy prod. by The Weirdos
6. The Paper prod. by P King
7. Real Talk (freestyle) prod by Detroit Red
8. Hustler’s Anthem f/ Range
9. Bedroom f/ Erika Deluna prod. by Shea Taylor
10. Let Her Do It prod. by Battery 5
11. Hold It Down
12. Hollywood (freestyle)
13. I Appreciate prod. by Jay Wes
14. So Tired
15. Hero (freestyle)

ABOUT CASHUS C.R.E.A.M.

Most people’s lives are built solely around the choices they make, but there are a select few who are destined for greatness. At 25, Cashus C.R.E.A.M. is one of them. The Connecticut-born, Queens, New York-based songwriter/lyricist has been creating hits for others thus far, and is now ready to unveil his own music and impeccable skills on the mic.

Cashus C.R.E.A.M.'s new project GameTime, hosted by the world-famous DJ Green Lantern, boasts an array of top producers on original tracks, including Ron Browz, Shea Taylor and P King.

Cashus was only 14-years-old when his cousin, a neighborhood “big tymer,” put him up against a group of older teens practicing their rhymes for a school talent show. He didn’t know anything about delivery or bars or song structure. He just knew how to tell a story. The words that went from pen to paper blew that whole room away. That was when he knew for certain that he would be married to the mic.

“I spit my little rap and my verse was better than all of theirs,” he says, remembering it like it was yesterday. “I put all of my feelings and emotions into it. It showed me the effect my words could have on the people around me.”

Growing up on Hartford, Connecticut’s north end, Cashus was always a creative writer, channeling the sights and sounds of his blocks into poems and short stories that got him recognition from everyone from his crew to his professors during his three years on a football scholarship at Southern Connecticut State University. But even through the glory of the gridiron and the privilege of working at a Fortune 100 company, it was only within the music that he truly felt at home.

That home was a house he built the hard way, coming to Queens with nothing but a book of rhymes and the promise of a couch to sleep on. While the streets of Hartford were nothing nice, the musical world within the five boroughs was filled with tricksters, amateurs and more competition than he’d ever faced before. That still wasn’t enough to scare off the kid who had always been young and smaller, the one who always had to get over humps that his peers did not. He kept swinging until he hit the right producers, the right management and most importantly, the right sound.

Heavily-inspired by Run DMC, Nas and early LL Cool J, GameTime, Cashus C.R.E.A.M’s debut mixtape, is a showcase of the many faces of a music lover’s artist. Hosted by the infamous DJ Green Lantern, GameTime features beats by Ron Browz, P King, Shea Taylor, DJ Drama affiliate Detroit Red, Noize Trip (who produced the title track), The Weirdos and Battery 5. Whether he’s rhyming about the complexities of relationships or the pull of the streets his hypnotic flow can go down as smooth as honey or as sharp as a straight razor. He calls himself “Mr. Fix It” because he always knows the perfect tool for the musical job at hand.

In addition to GameTime, Cashus C.R.E.A.M. has also released A Day in the Life, a promotional calendar getting circulated around New York with the ladies as the target and features a special “pink” edition mixtape just for them as well as recently launched CashusCream.com.

“From day one I’ve always been a business first kind of dude. I do what I have to do to make myself relevant in today’s market. If it’s ringtones then I’ll make them buy ringtones. If it’s doing a reality show, the same thing. I do what it takes to make sure that they’re looking at me and not what everybody else is doing.”

Fully-armed and always ready, Cashus C.R.E.A.M. is a force ready to roll until it lands in the endzone of multi-platinum status. Anything that stands in his way is destined to end up on its back.

MySpace Music to Premiere Beck "Gamma Ray Redux" Video


From Jim Merlis and Big Hassle Media:

MYSPACE MUSIC TO PREMIERE BECK "GAMMA RAY REDUX" VIDEO ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28
FAN-MADE "BECKUMENTARY" TO DEBUT ON MYSPACE MUSIC ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18
 

 Multi-genre musical pioneer Beck (www.myspace.com/beck) expands his innovative reach yet again, with two upcoming creative collaborations with MySpace Music:
 
 The worldwide debut of a brand new video for "Gamma Ray," the current single from Beck's universally acclaimed Modern Guilt, will premiere on MySpace Music (www.myspace.com/music) on Tuesday, October 28. Directed by Jess Holzworth, the new "Gamma Ray Redux" music video features Chloe Sevigny as a post apocalyptic go-go dancer set loose in a Dada-ist pastiche of psychedelic imagery and characters.
 
 Additionally, a lucky Beck MySpace fan will be chosen to make their very own "Beckumentary" on November 9, at the first of Beck's two sold out nights at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles. The Beckumentarian will conduct an interview with Beck and shoot both performance and behind-the-scenes footage. The resulting documentary will premiere Tuesday, November 18 on MySpace Music.
 
 "This is what MySpace Music is all about--enabling huge fans to connect with the artists they love," said Josh Brooks, VP of Music Marketing for MySpace. "Beck has etched his name in the good book of rock. We are thrilled that he is using our site to reach out to fans on a personal level- it's truly a testament to how much he appreciates their support. "


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