DJ Nu-Mark hard at work on his debut album

Peace Friends and Family, This has been an adventurous year for me in the studio and I'm very excited to share new music from my upcoming debut album Broken Sunlight. I've decided to release Broken Sunlight on my own label Hot Plate Records and will be releasing a series of limited edition colored 10"s over the coming months along with a cool USB drive inspired by a needle and cartridge. Broken Sunlight features an eclectic mix of music and a dynamic set of vocal guests. The first release "Dumpin Em All" features Bumpy Knuckles a.k.a. Freddie Foxxx and "When You Sleep" features Large Professor. The single will be available in stores on April 24th, but you can pre-order it along with some other cool goods on unclenu.com In a few weeks I will be hitting Europe to celebrate the

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VH1 to feature Nas on their Behind The Music series

VH1′s five-time Emmy-nominated documentary series “Behind The Music” returns to focus on six of today’s most influential hip hop/urban artists. This season’s roster includes: Nas, Game, Akon, Pitbull, Brandy and T-Pain. In addition to the dramatic storytelling that made “Behind The Music” a worldwide hit, the series will feature originally shot footage of each artist at work today, anchoring each story in the current day and connecting the past with the present. Behind The Music: Nas tells the story of one of hip hop’s most daring and prolific icons. Raised in the gritty Queensbridge projects of New York City, Nas narrowly escaped his violent surroundings. He later channeled his experiences into a lyrical style that would revolutionize hip hop. A musical legend by

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Iron Solomon to release new album on March 27th

Iron Solomon’s Monster album is available for pre-order now on iTunes. The 13-track album, produced entirely by Iron Solomon and Isaiah, includes an additional 6 bonus tracks featuring DMC of Run DMC, Jean Grae, Novel, Cassidy, Paul Wall and more. Monster is in-stores March 27th on Royal / 3D Pre-Order/Preview the Album on iTunes: http://bit.ly/yRcTM0 Purchase the New Single “Empire” featuring Talib Kweli: http://bit.ly/xlhzPe Also, check out Iron's recent freestyle at Statik Selektah's Shade45 radio show: http://allindstrom.com/2012/03/showoff-radio-ironsolomon-freestyle-with-statikselekt/ For More Info: http://www.ironsolomon.com/

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Big Tray Deee of Tha Eastsidaz pens novels

Many remember Tracey "Big Tray Deee" Davis as part of the legendary west coast rap group, Tha Eastsidaz, which featured him alongside Snoop Dogg and Lil Goldie Loc. The group gained platinum success with their debut album, "Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz." With his rap career cut short in 2003 by a 12 year prison bid however, many have long counted the former lyricist out of the game. But talent and perseverance are qualities a prison cell cannot easily contain, as proven with LeNoir Publications' debut release of "Streetz Gon' Cry," a gritty urban tale co-authored by none other than Big Tray Deee alongside another incarcerated gangster turned author, Anthony Barrow. "Streetz Gon' Cry" literally blends another component into West coast gangsta' rap, detailing the real life scenario

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Shabazz The Disciple & Professor A.L.I. working together

As a great many in the world prepare to commemorate Jesus in observation of Lent, an East/West musical collaboration seeks to use common language between Abrahamic traditions to diffuse conflict and build bridges between traditions that have been at odds since before the Crusades. Shabazz the Disciple of the Sunz of Man brings his knowledge of the Bible and Professor A.L.I. adds his dose of Islam inspired lyrics to create an intersection of common understanding in the persona of Jesus and the text known throughout the world as the Bible. The song entitled "Basic Instructions" is the second leak off of Professor A.L.I.'s album "Emerald Manifesto" and delivers on its promise with deep lyrics that throw the listener back into the early 1990's classic Hip-Hop scene. At a time where “

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