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Audible Treats Announces Inaugural SXSW Showcase Lineup

From Audible Treats:

Audible Treats Announces Inaugural SXSW Showcase Lineup

Co-Headliners Black Milk and Black Sheep Are Joined by Diamond District, One Be Lo, Donwill, Finale, Crown Royale, Bisco Smith, and More for March 20 Showcase

(March 9, 2010 - Brooklyn, NY) Premier lifestyle and entertainment marketing firm, Audible Treats, is pleased to announce their first Official SXSW 2010 Showcase. The showcase, which will take place at The Independent on Saturday, March 20th, will feature a unique mix of legendary, established, and rising hip-hop acts, including co-headliners Black Milk and Black Sheep, along with Donwill and Von Pea of Tanya Morgan, One Be Lo, Diamond District, Finale, Crown Royale, Bisco Smith, League510, iLL-Literacy, and TRUTHLiVE. Amp Live of Zion I will serve as the official DJ for the evening.

Following the overwhelming success of Audible Treats' 2009 CMJ showcase, an event featuring a number of outstanding performances including Souls Of Mischief's lone east coast appearance for the year, this first official SXSW showcase continues to build on Audible Treats foundation as a leader in digital marketing and online and print publicity, while displaying the immense talents of the artists represented by the company. "We re looking forward to bursting onto the SX scene with a stellar line-up for our first official showcase," says Audible Treats President and Co-Founder, Michelle McDevitt. Co-Founder and Director of Marketing, Gavin Rhodes, adds, "We've worked hard with our media and lifestyle partners to produce an impressive show filled with amazing giveaways and prizes. Fans are going to be in for a real treat."

Audible Treats has partnered with elite lifestyle and music tech companies to give away free goodies throughout the evening. Joining forces once again with Asics/Onitsuka Tiger. Audible Treats will distribute special freebies and they will also be awarding one lucky attendee with a free Maschine midi controller courtesy of a special collaboration with leading music software and instrument company, Native Instruments. Joining in the festivities as official media partners for the showcase are Beyond Race Magazine,,, and The Smoking Section. As an official SXSW-sponsored showcase all badge and wristband holders will be allowed in for free, while a limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

Audible Treats is a Brooklyn-based entertainment marketing and publicity firm specializing in print and online media coverage. Working closely with the best record labels and lifestyle companies since 2004, Audible Treats creates customized, effective marketing and publicity campaigns for countless clients, ranging the spectrum from legacy artists to Grammy-winners to rising stars including T-Pain, Too $hort, Anthony Hamilton, Black Milk, The Pharcyde, J*DaVeY and many more. By combining out-of-the-box creative strategies with industry know-how, Audible Treats plays a vital role in assisting clients to meet their goals.

To keep up with all things Audible Treats leading up to and throughout SXSW, please visit .

The Details:

When: Saturday, March 20, 2010, 7:30PM - 2:00AM
What: Audible Treats SXSW 2010 Showcase featuring Black Milk, Black Sheep, Donwill and Von Pea of Tanya Morgan, One Be Lo, Diamond District, Finale, Crown Royale, Bisco Smith, League510, iLL-Literacy, TRUTHLiVE
Showcase DJ: Amp Live
Where: The Independent @ 501 Brushy Street Austin, Texas 78702

Block Exchange "Missing You" Notorious B.I.G. Tribute

From Clout Media:

In commemoration of the Notorious B.I.G.'s untimely death on March 9, 1997, RH Bless and Duss Smittoooo of Block Exchange Ent. bring you "Missing You," a video tribute to the Notorious B.I.G.

Bless rhymes about the first time he met Biggie during a Howard University homecoming, while Smitty talks about Biggie's significance to Hip Hop.

Artist: Block Exchange(R.H.Bless & Duss Smittoooo)
Song: Missing You(Notorious B.I.G. Tribute

Courtesy of B.L.O.C.K.Report DVD
(C)2010 Block Exchange Entertainment/Films

Director/Producer/Editor: R.H.Bless 

K-Murdock/Neosonic Productions Launches New Website

From K-Murdock:

Its been years in the making, but i finally got a 1-stop shop for all that is "Neosonic"!  My new site, which i set-up thru, is essentially a HUB for all the individual sites I'm on... YouTube, Flickr, Linkedin, etc. The really dope thing is that you don't even have to leave the site to access most of the content as its displayed right on the page!  I even have my blog post set to stream on it, so make sure to bookmark the site as it'll be THE best place to connect to me & my music... you may even learn something about me you never knew too... so check IT out!


Swollen Members Greatest Hits Vlog & European Tour

From Kerosene Media:

Swollen Members Release Greatest Hits Video Blog Series & Announce European Tour

Swollen Members have posted the first episode of their VLOG series for "Greatest Hits: Ten Years of Turmoil" online at . In VLOG #1 Prevail talks about the significance of the track "Lady Venom", from the "Balance" album, and how fans still react to it a decade later.
After six studio albums, Swollen Members will release their first-ever, career-spanning collection, "Greatest Hits: Ten Years of Turmoil", on March 16th, 2010 through Suburban Noize and Battle Axe Records. For this compilation, Swollen Members have reached back deep into the vaults and assembled a collection of 18 classic tracks that have been previously out of print to the Battle Axe army. The album is currently available for pre-order at, along with a limited edition t-shirt.
Swollen Members recently completely a US tour with Cool Nutz, and will kick off their upcoming European run on March 11th in Prague, CZH.
"I'm very excited to come and perform for all our fans in Europe," commented Madchild. "Due to the trials and tribulations we've been through over the last few years I was not able to make the last tour with Swollen. Now I'm back and feeling stronger than ever and ready tear shit up for our fans, while soaking up the rich culture Europe has to offer. Get ready for the warrior movement!"

3/11 – Prague, CZH @ Lucerna Music Bar
3/12 - St Gallen, Switzerland  @ Kugl
3/13 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo
3/14 – Weinheim, Germany @ Café Central
3/16 - Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
3/17 - Leipzig, Germany @ Conne Island
3/18 – Athens, Greece @ TBA
3/19 – Thessalonki, Greece @ TBA
3/20 - Munster Germany @ Skaters Palace
3/23 – Helsinki, Finland @ Kuudes Linja
3/24 – Oslo, Norwary @ Livingroom
3/25 - Stockholm, Swe @ Lilla Hotellbaren
3/26 - Gothenburg, Swe @ Pusterviksbaren
3/28 – Kulturfabrik Switzerland @ Kofmel
3/31 - Paris, France @ Glazart
4/01 - London, UK @ Cargo
4/02 – Amsterdam @ Melkweg
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J.Period & Ralph McDaniels Present March 9: Video Remix Collection

J.Period & “Uncle” Ralph McDaniels Present... The March 9: Video Remix Collection

March 9, 2010, J.Period & “Uncle” Ralph McDaniels (Video Music Box, The Bridge) bring Biggie back to life with the March 9: Video Remix Collection—a collection of exclusive B.I.G remixes set to classic videos, in honor of the 13th Anniversary of B.I.G.’s untimely passing.  

Blasting off today, J.Period & “Uncle” Ralph are pleased to present the first installment in this series, “Flava in Ya Ear (March 9 Video Remix),”a club-shattering blend of old and new that begs the question: what would hip hop be like if B.I.G. were still alive!?  Tune to view more... coming soon!

View “Flava” on Vimeo:
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And for hip hop heads in Brooklyn, look out as J.Period & Ralph McDaniels’ March 9: Video Remix Collection premieres TONIGHT at Mr. Cee & Diddy’s B.I.G. Tribute at The Vault, BK!  Not in BK?  Tune into BET’s “The Deal” for a special B.I.G. Tribute this month, including the broadcast premiere of J.Period & Ralph McDaniels’ March 9: Video Remix Collection!!


Dan-e-o on "The Real Frequency"

From Dan-e-o:

Be sure to tune into Flow 93.5fm to peep Dan-e-o on "The Real Frequency
Show" at

Download "Dilla Pickles" FREE right HERE:

"Last Minute" - The Short Film:
"Last Minute" - The Trailer:
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Greenhouse (Blueprint, Illogic & DJ Rare Groove) Spring Tour


For those wondering if/when would Greenhouse (Blueprint & Illogic w/ Dj Rare Groove) would be touring this spring, here’s the update. Yes, we will be touring, opening up for Killah Priest of the Wu-Tang Clan. Below are the first half of the tour dates.  More dates will be announced shortly.

Saturday March 20th @ Ruta Maya
3601 S. Congress – Austin, TX 78701
12am-4am / All Ages

Sunday March 21  @ Highland Lake’s Marina (End of SXSW Boat Party)
16120 Wharf Cove – Volente, TX 78641
2pm-8pm / Ages 21+

Monday March 22 @ Limelight
2718 North Saint Marys St. San Antonio, TX 78212
9pm-1am / Ages 21+

Tuesday March 23 @ Jet Lounge
1515 Pease St. – Houston, TX 77002
9pm-2am / Ages 18+

Wednesday March 24 @ Triple Crown
205 N. Edward Gary – San Marcos, TX 78666
9pm-1:30am / Ages 18+

Friday March 26 @ Martini Glass Grill
106 South A. St. – Midland, TX

Sunday March 28th @ Main Street
8640 E. Broadway Blvd. – Tucson, AZ
8:30pm – 1:30am / All Ages

Monday March 29th @ Club Red
2155 East University Drive – Tempe, AZ 85281

Tuesday March 30th @ Boomers
3200 W. Sirius – Las Vegas, NV
9pm-2am / Ages 21+

Friday April 2nd @ The Terrace
443 E. Colorado Blvd. – Pasadena, CA 91101
9pm-2am / Ages 18+

Wed April 7th @ Urban Lounge
241 South 500 East – Salt lake City, UT 84102
9pm-2am / Ages 18+

Searius Add Presents "Lyrics & Love Reloaded"

From Nine Tenths Media Group:



Get a personal look at area artist Searius Add “Unplugged”

Columbus, OH (March 8, 2010) -Nine Tenths Media Group invites the public to experience a free showcase of OSU alum, spoken word artist/rapper Searius Add. The showcase will take place at Skully’s Music Diner in the Short North on March 16, 2010 under the theme “Lyrics & Love Reloaded: Searius Add UnPlugged”. The doors will open at 9:30 pm and the show will begin promptly at 10:30 pm. Special guest performers will include area heavyweight Sinatra of Chief Execs Entertainment as well as Trek Manifest of UnDfyned Entertainment with DJ Bern on the 1s and 2s.

The original show was scheduled for February but was postponed due to the snow storm. Now the show, which will include a 7-piece live band of current OSU students, will include some additional surprises. Flypaper Magazine, Kingsrowe and Radiance Public Relations, LLC will sponsor the event.

“Whether it’s the love for a significant other or the love for a dream or goal we all are familiar with the term. I plan on showcasing the entire range at Lyrics & Love” says Searius Add, creator of Lyrics & Love.

About Searius Add

Whether as a rap artist, spoken word poet, event host, actor, or step show choreographer Searius Add has entertained crowds of 2,000+ with equal satisfaction. The Ohio native has performed at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium as “Captain Crunk” and has worked with internationally renowned DJ Mick Boogie. Searius has been featured in The Lantern, U Weekly, Columbus Post, and Columbus Alive newspapers. He was nominated for four Ohio Hip-Hop Awards including Best New Artist, Lyricist of the Year, Best Mixtape Artist, and Best Battle Rapper.

Twitter: @SeariusAdd

Video: Chip Tha Ripper - "Like That"

Twitter: @Chip216

Video: Wordsmith - "Tour Guide To New Bride"

Nu Revolution Entertainment would like to present Wordsmith' new UK single/video, "Tour Guide To New Bride" directed by D-Dot Films. This is the second single on his debut album "Vintage Experience" in stores March 30th. This single is a break from the regular commercial Hip-Hop singles as it conveys a unique story to the listener. With a catchy hook, his lyrics and storytelling ability allow you not only dance in a club, but also get a kick out of how witty the song was put together.
"Vintage Experience" is broken up into 4 chapters with unique scores and plays out like a "Movie on Wax." The material, in general, ranges from songs WordsmithStrada, Professa, Capish and Street Level. The features were kept to a minimum with only Chubb Rock, Camp-Lo, Grand Daddy I.U., Soulstice, Kontact & Black Knight and local DMV stars Kimia Collins and Whitefolkz lending verses on the album. wrote/recorded from 2006 to 2009 with all the production coming from in-house producers

© 2010 Dub MD Promotions

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