Vinnie Paz releasing new album in October

For more than a decade and a half, Vinnie Paz has been a mainstay at the top of the independent hip-hop scene. He is the frontman of both Jedi Mind Tricks and Army of the Pharaohs and one half of the Heavy Metal Kings duo with ILL BILL. In 2010, he stepped out as a solo artist with his album, Season of the Assassin, which featured the popular track, “End of Days." On October 22, 2012, Vinnie will release his sophomore solo album God of the Serengeti featuring production by DJ Premier, Havoc (Mobb Deep), Psycho Les (Beatnuts), Marco Polo, C-Lance and more with guest appearances by Scarface, Mobb Deep, Immortal Technique, La Coka Nostra, Army of the Pharaohs, Kool G. Rap, R.A. the Rugged Man and others. The 18-track album promises to add another chapter in the growing legacy of Vinn

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Quelle Chris releases the Q Mixes for free download

Quelle Chris is one of the most talented MC's you have never heard of. Raw, uncompromising and very much his own biggest fan, Quelle has been quietly winning over ears with his rapping and production since 2009's Blue Mondays. Now, Mello Music Group is excited to announce Quelle Chris has signed a multi-album deal with MMG. As an appetizer to the Quelle Chris experience, enjoy a set of Q-Mixes (aka The Quelle Chris Luxury Remixes). Pulling from a diverse selection of (mostly) hip-hop, the eccentric rapper and producer has re-arranged some classics into grungy and muddy versions of themselves. He adds grit to grime and flips style on its head when he pitches Cam’ron down to sound like the boogie monster, or when he remixes Madlib into a place just as quirky and mesmerizing as the hera

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Skyzoo releases his Theo vs J.J. mixtape

'Theo vs J.J.' picks up where 'The Great Debater' left off and leads you into Skyzoo's upcoming album, "A Dream Deferred," out 10/02 on The Faculty/Duck Down Music. Fans can stream the 12-track mixtape in its entirety on Soundcloud here: http://bit.ly/PQO4Km and download 4 tracks from the project. The remaining 8 songs from the tape are available at iTunes for only $4.99: http://bit.ly/PO8kyM right here, right now. In Skyzoo’s Words: "With this project, I wanted it to be a bridge between "The Great Debater" and "A Dream Deferred". This mixtape literally picks up where "The Great Debater" left off and leads you directly into "A Dream Deferred." The tape is split into 2 parts, Theo Huxtable and JJ Evans. The first half of the tape has me rhyming as if I were Theo, with the world fr

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Ceazar - protege of Raekwon - releases new single & video

Raekwon’s long-time protege makes his solo debut through this high-energy street banger titled "Hurricane Season." This following his impressive debut on Raekwon’s "Brewery" record that was featured on Rae’s latest “Unexpected Victory” mixtape. Ceazar meanwhile, has a new project brewing up as well - "Render The Throne" his debut mixtape that will include features Raekwon, JD Era and YG just to name a few, hosted by DJ Whoo Kid. "Render The Throne" drops in November 2012. Watch the video for "Hurricane Season" here: http://bit.ly/RtQrSi and you can find his new single on iTunes for those who want to support.

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Global Spin Awards to honor DJs in November

Record Industry Executive, Shawn Prez of Bad Boy/Power Moves Inc, announces the inauguration of the Global Spin Awards, November 19, 2012 at the New York Times Center in Manhattan. The GLOBAL SPIN AWARDS (GSAs) has been established to honor DJs from across the globe for their contribution to the music and entertainment industries. The GSA’s will recognize and honor those who have impacted the DJ culture and beyond. DJ's provide the avenue and means by which the music industry introduces new music to the masses. It is only fitting that they have their own awards and celebration to acknowledge those who have excelled in their craft. "In the changing climate of the music industry there has been one constant…the DJ, who has yet to be recognized for their contribution to entertainme

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DJ K.O. to release new album in September

Back in 2008, ­DJ K.O. recruited some of Hip-Hop's finest emcees and producers to craft his debut offering. Picture This had track after track of dream collaborations between the likes of Royce da 5'9", Talib Kweli, Elzhi, Phonte, Masta Ace, O.C., Skyzoo, Emilio Rojas and Silent Knight and delivered exactly what the fans wanted...real hip-hop. Simple formula - raw beats, raw rhymes. To take the record to another level, the album featured additional production from the likes of 9th Wonder, Analogic, Ayatollah, Black Milk, Buckwild, !LLMIND, Khrysis, M-Phazes & Marco Polo. While EMPBeTheTeam may lack the blockbuster names of its predecessor, it certainly does not fall short of the level of quality established by Picture This. "Again, I tried to approach this album as a hip-hop fan

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