Monday, August 31, 2009

Cypress Hill To Resurrect 'Smokeout' Music Festival With Geto Boys And Sublime

via All Hip Hop

Hip-Hop group Cypress Hill has announced a partnership with Guerilla Union to re-launch the annual Cypress Hill Smokeout.

The two-day festival and “cannabis expo,” which launched in 1998, will return after a six-year hiatus this October, at the San Manuel Amphitheatre and festival grounds in San Bernardino, California.

Headliners on the Cypress Hill Smokeout include Slipknot, Sublime!, Deftones, Redman and Method Man, Cheech and Chong, all original members of the Goodie Mob and a reunion-set featuring the original Geto Boys, consisting of Willie D., Scarface and Bushwick Bill.

“It's a stoner's dream come true,” B-Real told of the festival. “Our fans deserve an event that celebrates our love of music and marijuana culture. It’s gonna take two days to take it all in. I can't wait to play some new music and hang with all our friends and fans."

In addition to the aforementioned performers, festival goers will see performances by Hieroglyphics, Immortal Technique, K’Naan, Living Legends, Devin The Dude, Swollen Members with Moka Only, Afrika Bambaataa, Mixmaster Mike, Kottonmouth Kings and others.

Read more here:
All Hip Hop - Cypress Hill Relaunches 'Smoke Out'; Geto Boys Reunite

via Billboard Biz

Sublime, the chart-topping Long Beach-based punk reggae group that split-up more than 13 years ago when its lead singer died of a drug overdose, will play its first official gig with a new vocalist as part of the Cypress Hill Smokeout festival, to be held Oct. 23-24 at the San Manuel Amphitheatre in San Bernardino, Calif.

Read more here:
Billboard Biz - Sublime To Reunite For Cypress Hill's Smokeout Fest

Ghostface Killah: Free CD 'The Wizard of Poetry' Album Sampler Mailed To You

On the heels of the new Ghostface Killah release "The Wizard of Poetry" out on Island/Def Jam September 29, 2009, Hooked On That is giving away a FREE CD Ghostface album sampler while supplies last.

All you have to do to get your FREE CD Ghostface album sampler is:

1) Become a member of Hooked On That by signing up as a follower.

2) Send an email with your name and street address (P.O. Box is ok) to:

Current followers are eligible for a FREE CD Ghostface album sampler too, just email your name and address.

3) Hooked On That will send out as soon as possible to have in your hands.

Sorry in advance to our international readers, but this promotion is for US residents only.

I don't have to say that any Wu-Tang Clan member like a Ghostface Killah item has an esteemed value as a collectible and makes a nice edition to any collection.

Lil Wayne Chicago Area Concert Video And Photos Posted

Fan shot video below.

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America's Most Wanted Tour Dates:

Tue 09/01/09 Saint Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Wed 09/02/09 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater
Thu 09/03/09 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion At Riverbend
Fri 09/04/09 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sun 09/06/09 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center

(video courtesy of btab09)

Clipse: New York City In-Store Performance Video And Photos Posted

The event took place at J&R Music as part of their annual music fest. series Friday August 28. R&B artist Mario also performed.

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Star Traks Photo

(video courtesy of KittyBradshawYT and lovejones0515)

Q-Tip Celebrates Michael Jackson's Birthday With Concert in NYC Video And Photos Posted

Quincy Jones calls in:

Film Magic
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(video courtesy of bdottm and WinkyDinkyD)

Jay-Z: Press Conference For "Answer the Call" NYC Benefit Concert

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WENN Photos
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Rex Features
Star Traks Photo

Press release:
Madison Square Garden's national music network Fuse and MSG Entertainment today announced that JAY-Z will play a benefit concert at Madison Square Garden, underwritten by ABSOLUT, JAY-Z and Live Nation, on September 11 at 9pm ET that will air exclusively in HD and commercial-free, live on Fuse. All proceeds from the concert will go towards New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund, the organization that has been helping New York City families of fallen first responders for over 25 years. The exclusive relationship between MSGE and Fuse will allow JAY-Z's fans nationwide to experience "Fuse Presents JAY-Z Live from Madison Square Garden: Answer the Call," the highly anticipated live event, the same day his 11th studio album, The Blueprint 3 is released.

For this live event, 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales and concert merchandise will go directly to New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund. Since its inception, the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund has distributed over $114 million to the families of New York City police and fire personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Though the Benefit Fund was initially created to assist families of New York City Fire Fighters and Police Officers, the non-profit now includes the families of Emergency Medical Services and Port Authority Officers as well. For more information on the organization, go to

The on-sale date and method of purchase will be announced shortly. After the announcement, Citi card members will have access to presale tickets through Citi's Private Pass(R) program. For complete presale details visit: and for more information on programming surrounding this event, go to

The events of September 11th challenged JAY-Z as an entertainer and a New Yorker. This benefit concert serves as not just a reminder of the lives lost but as a look towards the future and the hope that arose on September 12th. "This charity and concert encompass the true spirit of New York City," commented Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter. "We are asking everyone to 'answer the call' and support and honor the families of those that lost their lives in the line of duty. There was true camaraderie and resiliency that this city showed the world in 2001, and we continue that today by taking care of our own."

"On behalf of New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund's Board of Directors and the families of our fallen heroes, we are truly grateful for JAY-Z's choice to support our charity and 'answering the call'," said Stephen J. Dannhauser, president and CEO of the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund.

Kicking off with the live airing of "Fuse Presents JAY-Z Live from Madison Square Garden: Answer the Call," on September 11 at 9pm ET, Fuse will feature additional JAY-Z programming in support of the Benefit Fund and The Blueprint 3's release throughout the weekend. Content will include "The JAY-Z Chronicles," tracing his career and rise to the top through music videos and facts, "Loaded: JAY-Z," featuring a half-hour of JAY-Z's greatest music videos, and encore performances of the concert.

The unique relationship between MSG Entertainment and Fuse offers music lovers distinct multi-platform access to JAY-Z and the opportunity to support, along with JAY-Z, an important New York City cause. Through television, on-line exposure at MSGE venue websites and, and cross-venue assets, JAY-Z will benefit from MSG's multi-tiered exposure to his fans, ultimately further promoting this important charity.

"MSGE and Fuse are honored to support JAY-Z's efforts to raise awareness and funds for a great cause through this unique live concert and television event," said Mike Bair, president, MSG Media. "By utilizing Madison Square Garden's historic venue, Fuse's national reach of 65 million homes as well as our on air programming and promotional efforts, we hope to help JAY-Z reach fans by giving back through music."

"Together, MSGE and Fuse are thrilled to support JAY-Z's upcoming charity performance at The Garden and provide significant exposure to his fans in efforts to make a difference in people's lives," said Jay Marciano, president, MSG Entertainment. "There is no better outcome than when an evening of great music can excite fans and help people in need at the same time. Through MSG's unique assets, thousands of fans will be able to experience JAY-Z live exclusively on Fuse, bringing JAY-Z closer to potential donors and ultimately raising awareness for a meaningful cause."

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Hip Hop New Releases 9/1

The following physical and digital new releases are available at Amazon and iTunes.

September 1, 2009

Dr.Dre - The Chronic Re-Lit (Deluxe Edition CD/DVD)
WIDEawake/Evergreen/Death Row

Beanie Sigel - The Broad Street Bully

Blue Scholars - Bayani Redux
Duck Down

Also available:

Definitive Jux Presents - Various-Vol.4
Definitive Jux

To check out the upcoming Urban New Release Schedule
click below:
Urban New Release Schedule

Hip Hop And R&B New Releases 8/31

The following physical and digital new releases are available at Amazon and iTunes.

August 31, 2009

Whitney Houston - I Look To You

01. Million Dollar Bill
02. Nothin’ But Love
03. Call You Tonight
04. I Look To You
05. Like I Never Left ft. Akon
06. A Song For You
07. I Didn’t Know My Own Strength
08. Worth It
09. For The Lovers
10. I Got You
11. Salute

Trey Songz - Ready

01. Panty Droppa-Intro
02. Neighbors Know My Name
03. Invented Sex ft. Drake
04. I Need A Girl
05. One Love
06. Does He Do It
07. Say Aah
08. LOL:-) ft. Gucci Mane and Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em
09. Ready To Make Luv
10. Jupiter Love
11. Be Where You Are
12. Successful ft. Drake
13. Black Roses
14. Love Lost
15. Hollalude
16. Holla If You Need Me
17. Yo Side Of The Bed

Pitbull - Rebelution
J-Records/Polo Grounds/Mr. 305

01. Triumph ft. Avery Storm
02. Shut It Down ft. Akon
03. I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)
04. Girls
05. Full Of Shit ft. Nayer & Bass Ill Euro
06. Dope Ball (Interlude)
07. Can’t Stop Me Now ft. The New Royales
08. Hotel Room Service
09. Juice Box
10. Call of the Wild
11. Krazy ft. Lil Jon
12. Give Them What They Ask For
13. Across The World ft. B.o.B.
14. Daddy’s Little Girl ft. Slim (of 112)

Killer Mike - Underground Atlanta
SMC/Grind Time

Disc 1

01. Oh Yeah ft. Yung Ralph
02. Put On ft. Dem Get Away Boyz
03. My City
04. Bankroll ft. AK
05. I Be On It ft. Trillville
06. Imma Fool Wit It ft. Big Kuntry King
07. I'd Rather Be With You
08. Ham ft. Scrilla & S.L. Jones
09. The Eastside ft. Da Backwudz
10. In The Kitchen ft. OJ Da Juiceman
11. Get Your Cash Up ft. Dre, Jay City & Slimm Calhoun
12. Hold Up ft. S.L. Jones
13. Niggaz Down South (Remix) ft. T.I. & UGK

Disc 2

01. Stuntin ft. Princess of Crime Mob
02. Freaky Girl ft. Travis Porter
03. Wait For U ft. Tamara J
04. Trunk ft. Gucci Mane
05. I'm Talking To You
ft. BoneCrusher, Bobby Creekwater & Manishman
06. Coming True
07. My Money ft. Rick Ross
08. Pushing Haters To The Side
09. Generation Lost ft. B.o.B.
10. Grind Time ft. Da Bill Collector, Gangsta Pill & S.L. Jones
11. Bunkin'
12. Whatever ft. Yung L.A.

Also available:

Insane Clown Posse - BANG! POW! BOOM!

Down A.K.A. Kilo - Cholo Skate

Madcon - Conquest
Motown/Universal/Next Plateau

Motown 50 Fanthology - Various-(2 CD)

To check out the upcoming Urban New Release Schedule
click below:
Urban New Release Schedule

Saturday, August 29, 2009

24 Hours With The Clipse

Last week, The Clipse made another Southern California tour run.

Here's a 24 hour snap shot of what The Clipse were up to.

It just goes to show you that even the established rap acts who are signed to a major label like The Clipse have to keep promoting themselves by getting out there to the fans by using traditional vehicles that reach the fans (live shows, radio, retail, etc.)

August 17 Monday Evening - House of Blues, West Hollywood, CA
with The Cool Kids.

The Clipse footage starts at 1:11 mark.

August 18 Tuesday Morning - Meet and Greet at V.I.P. Records
in Long Beach, CA

August 18 Tuesday Afternoon - Blazin 98.9 Radio in San Diego, CA

August 18 Tuesday Evening - Cane's in San Diego, CA

(video courtesy of the Music Dealers, VanyaOnline and samshow77)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Who, What, Where Weekly Photo Links Posted 8/26

Wednesday August 19, 2009

Pitbull receives Key To The City of Miami, FL:
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Pitbull listening session in Miami, FL at Cinebristro
with Fat Joe and others:
Wire Image of Black Eyed Peas arriving at Guys and Dolls in Hollywood, CA:
PR Photos

Sean "P.Diddy" Combs and Cassie at "The September Issue" movie premiere in New York City at MoMa:
Patrick McMullan

Keri Hilson shoots video for 'Slow Dance' in Hollywood with Melody Thorton and Chris Brown:
WENN Photo

Thursday August 20, 2009

Lil Jon and T-Pain at the myspace Pitbull Album Release Party Miami, FL at LIV at Fontainebleu:
Star Traks Photo

Ciara shopping in West Hollywood, CA:
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WENN Photo

Chris Rock arriving at Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills, CA:
PR Photos
WENN Photo

Behind the Scenes of the AKOO Photo Shoot in New York City at Milk Studios with Cipha Sounds, MTV's Shaheim Reid and others:
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Rev Run & Justine Simmons sign book "Take Back Your Family" at Barnes & Noble 86th and Lexington Ave.
New York City:
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Friday August 21, 2009

Carol's Daughter Charity Event at the Lennox Mall in Atlanta, GA with Steve Harvey, Steve Soute and others:
Film Magic
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Cobra Starship 'Hot Mess Across The US' with Keri Hilson, AJ Calloway and others at LIV at Fointaine Bleau in Miami, FL:
Star Traks Photo

Kelly Rowland in Cologne, Germany:
Rex Features

Kelly Rowland and David Guetta at German TV Studio RTL for music show Dome 51 in Colonge, Germany:
WENN Photo

Ciara in West Hollywood, CA:
WENN Photo

Saturday August 22, 2009

KeKe Palmer Sweet 16 Birthday Party in Beverly Hills, CA at Loft SEVEN with Lil Mama and others:
Rex Features
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Star Traks Photo

Ludacris Foundation Summer Splash Party in Malibu, CA with Evan Ross, Ciara, Gene Simmons and others:
Rex Features
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WENN Photo

Russell Simmons and others at Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge in Bridgehampton, NY:
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Ginuwine in Concert at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
New York City:
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SF's Wild 94.9 Comedy Jam with Kevin Hart, Cheech n Chong and others in Mountain View, CA:
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Sunday August 23, 2009

DJ Cassidy launches Rockport Shoe at Blue & Cream in East Hampton, NY:
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Lowlands Festival in the Netherlands with Snoop and others.
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Rihanna arriving at the recording studio in New York City:
WENN Photo

Ne-Yo at Macy's Glamorama 2009 at Chicago Theatre,
Chicago IL:
Rex Features
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Queen Latifah's Music video "Fast Cars" at Wall Township Speedway in New Jersey with Common and Robin Thicke:
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Monday August 24, 2009

Christina Milian & The-Dream and others in New York City:
Rex Features

Tuesday August 25, 2009

Ludacris Conjure Cognac Tasting Party at the King is Dead in Miami, FL:
WENN Photo

Michael Jackson Remix Suite 1 Album Release Party at The Eldridge in NYC with Consequence, Kat DeLuna and others:
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T.O.K. in-store at J&R Music World in NYC with BB King in wheelchair:
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Rev Run & Justine Simmons sign book "Take Back Your Family" at Barnes & Noble Paramus, New Jersey:
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Musiq Soulchild & Joe Honor Living Legends Frankie Beverly And Maze at ARENA Event Space in NYC:
Film Magic
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Reggae Legend Lee Scratch Perry in Concert at the Key Club in West Hollywood, CA:
WENN Photo

Who's Next Live Presents Melanie Fiona at S.O.B.'s in NYC:
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Movie 'Just Wright' Wrap Up Party With Common And Queen Latifah at Greenhouse in NYC:
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Kristinia DeBarge Fuse TV tapping of The Pop Show
in New York City:
Rex Features
Getty Images

Check out last week's Who, What, Where:
Who, What , Where, Weekly Photo Links 8/19

Lebron James Visits China

On Tuesday August 25, part of Lebron James' Nike sponsored 'More Than A Game' world tour.

Story here:

Check out the photos here:
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The movie/documentry 'More Than A Game' in theatres September thru Lionsgate/Harvey Mason Media in association with Interscope Records.

MUSIC INSPIRED BY THE FILM MORE THAN A GAME will be released on Harvey Mason Music/Zone 4/Interscope Records September 22 with music by Drake, Mary J. Blige and others.

De La Soul Performs In Toronto Video And Photos Posted

De La Soul performed at the Phoenix Theatre in Toronto, Canada
Sunday August 23.

Check out the photos here:
Star Traks Photo

(video courtesy of blackwood79)

Crown City Rockers Use Live Instruments In The Studio Video Posted

Crown City Rockers are set to release their latest project "The Day After Forever" on Gold Dust Media September 29.

In the video, check out the old school collage/homage as one of Crown City Rockers' new track plays at the :58 mark.

Interview With Mack 10

via BallerStatus It's been a minute since we got a chance to hear a new studio album from you. Why such the long delay and what have you been doing in your time away?

Mack 10: I just had to really sit back and evaluate the game for a minute. I had to step back and take a good look. Sometimes you got to step away and look and then reevaluate sh** and re-up, you know what I mean? I went through a couple of things on the personal side, like divorce and all kinds of other sh**. Once that was behind me, I was able to focus on music again and move forward. My album is a good record and I'm very happy with it, and I look like I ain't never left, ya dig? So I'm good with it. How do you feel about how that last studio album was received by the fans and the critics?

Mack 10: I don't know, but I was going through something in my life where that wasn't my best work. But, I got a classic record off of that album and that's the record I call "Testimony". That's a classic, that was the second biggest radio single of my career. I was able to get a classic off of it, but this record right here is a totally different album and it's an album that ... I don't know I just think everybody is going to be pretty impressed with it.

Read more here:
BallerStatus - Mack 10: Reality Music (Q&A Interview)

Mack 10 "Soft White" in stores September 29
on Hoo Bangin/Cash Money/Universal

Memphis Bleek To Release 'The Process' November 24

via Billboard

Jay-Z may be readying the release of his upcoming eleventh studio album, "The Blueprint 3," on September 11th, but the rapper and mogul still makes time to help old friends. Former Roc-A-Fella artist and Jay-Z protégé Memphis Bleek is slated to release his fifth studio album, "The Process E2" on November 24, and the set is executive produced by none other than his longtime mentor.

Read more here:
Billboard - Longtime Jay-Z Protege
Memphis Bleek Set To Release Album

via press release

New York based recording artist and Jay Z's protégé Memphis Bleek is scheduled to release his 5th studio album titled "The Process" on November 24, 2009. The album, Executive Produced by Jay Z, will feature production from Just Blaze and No I.D. with special appearances by Jay Z, Rick Ross, Pharrell and more! The album will be released on Boston based label Mass Appeal Entertainment in a joint venture with Bleek's own imprint, Get Low Records.

Memphis Bleek talked about the new album and said, "The Process" has been exactly that; a process. Taking what I've learned from a teacher and creating my own school. It's time for me to handle my own business as a man and Mass Appeal supports the vision. I'm ready to share 'The Process' and Get Low Records with the world and along with Mass Appeal, I'm excited to take the next steps in my career independently". Bleek is looking to expand on what might be expected from him musically and take his lyrical skills to the next level. With the first-rate production team behind "The Process," along with Bleek's known conscious, confident, harsh, metaphorical lyrics this album will keep his fan base and hip-hop enthusiasts thrilled. Meanwhile a new group of listeners are sure to find this album to be one of the best of 2009. Mass Appeal Entertainment's CEO Marcus Siskind says, "We're excited to be in business with Bleek and to take part in the next stage of his career. Bleek has established himself as a successful brand in HipHop, and now has the opportunity to expand Independently to release new music to his fans".

Raekwon Doing It Grown Man Style With Cuban Linx Pt.2 Video Interview

Untitled from Urban News Network on Vimeo.

Raekwon "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx pt.2" on Ice H2O Inc./EMI
in stores September 8.

Bobby Brown Schedules Performance In NYC

(via the Hollywood Reporter Showbiz 411)

It's been awhile since we've had an official live performance from Bobby Brown. Perhaps with all the hoopla over his ex-wife's forthcoming album, Bobby found a new vehicle to promote himself.

The show is scheduled October 23rd at B.B. King's in New York City.

Read more here:
Show Biz 411 - Bobby Brown – Whitney’s Ex – Set for Solo NY Show

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Fabolous Reebok Classic Remix Concert And NYC In Store Video, Photos Posted

Fabolous LIVE @ Santo's Party House, NYC from reebokclassicremix on Vimeo.

Last night at Santos Party House in New York City for the Reebok Remix Classic Show hosted by Reebok and Hot 97.

Photos posted:
Wire Image - Show
Wire Image - In Store

Fabolous "Loso’s Way" on IDJ/Desert Storm out now.

(video courtesy of Reebok, djtommygunz, Hot97NY and TheFaderTeam)

Disturbing Tha Peace: Lil Scrappy, Playaz Circle, Don Cannon and Ludacris Talk About The DTP Movement

Rolling Out TV recently linked up with Ludacris, DTP crew members Lil Scrappy, Playaz Circle and DJ Don Cannon about the Disturbing Tha Peace movement.

Playaz Circle "Flight 360:The Takeoff" in stores September 29.

Lil Scrappy "The Grustle" out in Fall 2009.

Ludacris & Shawnna "Battle of the Sexes" out late fall 2009

Ludacris "Ludaversal" out in 2010.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Hip Hop Hits Middle Age

(via the New York Magazine)
When the economy imploded, analysts warned that Americans would have to put off retirement. Who knew they meant rappers too? The coming months will see a host of new albums from hip-hop acts closing in 40. Ghostface Killah is 37; the Roots’ ?uestlove is 38; Raekwon and Q-Tip are both 39; and Jay-Z will hit the big 4-0 in December. Forget your Cool Kids and your Soulja Boys: 2009 is shaping up to be the year of the Grown-Ass Man. But if “30’s the new 20,” as Jay-Z once proclaimed (to no shortage of mockery), what is 40?

Read more here:
New York Magazine

Jay-Z: NYC Benefit Concert Set For September 11

(via Hip Hop DX)

Much like he did when the first Blueprint was released, Jay-Z is releasing the third installment of the trilogy on September 11. Aware of the importance of the date, Jay-Z is set to play at Madison Square Garden in New York to raise money for New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund.

Rick Rubin And Russell Simmons Talk Jay-Z

Getting ready for the the VH1 Hip Hop Honors airing in October and the 25th Anniversary of Def Jam.

Here's a glipse of the actual session Rick Rubin is talking about for "99 Problems" with Jay-Z:

Back From Europe, Alive And Well

Just got back from an extended visit to Berlin, Germany and Austria with family and friends.

I didn't plan on going, but the inexpensive flight was too good to pass up.

Here are some images:

Berlin, Germany

Graz, Austria

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hip Hop And R&B New Releases 8/25

The following physical and digital (where noted) new releases are available from Amazon & iTunes.

Queen Latifah - Persona
Flavor Unit Records/Verve

01. The Light
02. Fast Car feat. Missy Elliott
03. Cue The Rain
04. My Couch ft. Cool & Dre
05. Take Me (With You) ft. Marsha Ambrosius
06. With You
07. Hard To Love Ya
ft. Busta Rhymes, Shawn Stockman & Dre
08. Whats The Plan
09. Long Ass Week
10. Runnin'
11. People ft. Mary J. Blige
12. If He Wanna ft. Serani
13. Over The Mountain
14. The World

Letoya - Lady Love

01. Lady Love
02. She Ain’t Got Sh*t On Me
03. Not Anymore
04. Lazy
05. Good to Me
06. Over
07. Regret ft. Ludacris
08. I Need a U
09. Take Away Love ft. Estelle
10. After Party
11. Drained
12. Tears
13. Matter
14. Love Rollercoaster ft. Mims
15. Don’t Need U

Lil Ru - 21 & Up
Island/Def Jam

01. All I Ever Know
02. The Nasty Song
03. Yeah, Dat’s Money
04. I’m Bad
05. Life
06. Sexy Ladies
07. F**k Somethin
08. Ride
09. I Know What You Like
10. Feenin Me
11. Problems
12. Give It Up

David Guetta - One Love

01. When Love Takes Over ft. Kelly Rowland
02. Gettin' Over ft. Chris Willis
03. Sexy Bitch ft. Akon
04. Memories ft. KiD CuDi
05. On The Dancefloor ft. Will.I.Am &
06. It's The Way You Love Me ft. Kelly Rowland
07. Missing You ft. Novel
08. Choose ft. Ne-Yo & Kelly Rowland
09. How Soon Is Now ft. Dirty South & Julie McKnight
10. I Gotta Feeling (FMIF Remix)
11. One Love ft. Estelle
12. I Wanna Be Crazy ft. Will.I.Am
13. Sound of Letting Go ft. Chris Willis
14. Toyfriend ft. Wynter Gordon
15. If We Ever ft. Makeba

Mr. Capone-E - Diary of a G (CD/DVD)
High Power Entertainment

01. Gangster Prayer
02. It Ain't About Me
03. Gang Bangin' S**T
04. Three of the Best From the West
ft. Snoop Dogg & The Game
05. Real Riders ft. Glasses Malone
06. South Sider's Most Wanted ft. Mr. Criminal
07. Lupillo Rivera (Shout Out) [Corrido Skit]
08. Light My Fire ft. Snoop Dogg
09. Getting It - (remix) ft. Birdman & Bigg Steele
10. No Problem ft. Elite 1 & Lucky Luciano
11. They Wanna Murder Me
12. Against All Odds
13. Drinkin' Out Da-40 Bottle (Rain Drops)
14. Outlaws Part Two
15. I Wanna F**K
16. Like This and Like That
17. Stilettos
18. Oop Upside Your Head
19. Ain't Lookin Back No More
20. This is My Diary
21. Outro

Blue Scholars - OOF! digital only
Duck Down

01. Bananas
02. HI-808
03. Coo?
04. New People
05. Hello
06. Cruz
07. Ahi Riddim (Bananas Instrumental)
08. HI Riddim (HI-808 Instrumental)
09. Lucky Chances (Coo? Instrumental)
10. Tako Riddim (New People Instrumental)
11. Postal Riddim (Hello Instrumental)
12. Havva Riddim (Cruz Instrumental)

Looptroop Rockers - Good Things
Bad Taste/Sidecho

01. Family First
02. The Building
03. Marinate
04. Stains
05. Living On A Prayer
06. Rome
07. Ginger & Lemon
08. Naïve
09. Al Mazika
10. Blood & Urine
11. Trance Fat
12. The Busyness
13. Puzzle

Matisyahu - Light (CD)
Matisyahu - Light (Vinyl)

01. Smash Lies
02. We Will Walk
03. One Day
04. Escape
05. So Hi So Lo
06. I Will Be Light
07. For You
08. On Nature
09. Motivate
10. Struggla
11. Darkness Into Light
12. Thunder
13. Silence

T.O.K. - Our World

01. Intro Our World
02. World is Mine
03. Guardian Angel
04. Couple Up
05. Gangsters Never Die
06. I Wanna Love You
07. Gimme Little (If You Want Me)
08. Me and My Dawgs
09. Die For You
10. Afternoon Pornstar
11. It's Over
12. Miss World ft. Beenie Man
13. Whining
14. Gyrate
15. Get Out (Don't Come Back)
16. Live It Up

Also available:

Lil Wyte - The Bad Influence
Asylum/Hypnotized Minds

Partners-N-Crime - We Are Legends
Most Wanted Entertainment

Subnoize Souljaz - Blast From Tha Past
Suburban Noize

Young Problemz - Da Problem (How's My Rapping?)

Check out the Urban New Release Schedule for all the upcoming new releases this year and beyond updated around the 1st and 15th of each month.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Killer Mike Discusses Upcoming Goodie Mob Reunion Show In Atlanta

Janee TMB interviews Killer Mike outside the Heineken Red Star Soul Concert in Atlanta about the upcoming Goodie Mob reunion show.

Heineken Red Star Soul Concert In Atlanta With Big Boi From Outkast And Mickey Factz Video, Photos Posted

Heineken Red Star Soul concert took place at the Velvet Room in Atlanta Thursday, August 20 with Big Boi, Micky Factz and comedian Kevin Hart.

Fan shot video below.

Check out the photos here:
Ozone Magazine

(video courtesy of thatsstillfunny & trillpromo)

Hip Hop Weekly Video Recap 8/21

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Jay-Z ft. Rihanna & Kanye West "Run This Town"

Friday, August 21, 2009

Mary J Blige - Stronger

Day 26 - So Good

La The Darkman ft. Willie The Kid – Split Your Mask/F**king With The Best

LMFAO - La La La

Beanie Sigel - In The Ghetto

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sha Stimuli - My Soul To Keep (Commercial)

J Dilla Ft. Havoc & Raekwon - 24K RAP

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Jamie Foxx ft. Drake, Kanye West and The Dream - Digital Girl (Remix)

Dwele - Travelin Girl (Live)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Kristinia DeBarge - Sabotage

R. Kelly ft. Keri Hilson - Number One

Termanology - I See Dead People

DJ Vadim ft. Pugs Atomz - Saturday

Yukmouth ft. Chop Black - Da Town West Coast Geez

Dom Kennedy ft. BJ The Chicago Kid - Of All Time

Monday, August 17, 2009

Fabolous ft. Jay-Z - Money Goes, Honey Stay

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Roccett - I'm Getting Money / Bang Dat

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Birdman ft. Jay Sean - Written On Her

Dizzee Rascal 'Tongue N Cheek' UK Release Announced

According to Pitchfork, Dizzee Rascal will release 'Tongue N Cheek' in the UK on Monday, September 21. The release has no stateside label representation yet. As you know, Def Jux put out Dizzee's last release 'Maths + English' in the states.

Here's the track listing for 'Tongue N Cheek':

01 Bonkers
02 Road Rage
03 Dance Wiv Me
04 Freaky Freaky
05 Can't Tek Me No More
06 Chillin Wiv Da Man Dem
07 Dirtee Cash
08 Money Money Money
09 Leisure
10 Holiday
11 Bad Behaviour

Read more of the article here:
Pitchfork - Dizzee Rascal Reveals Bonkers New LP

Hawaii Turns 50 Today!

A cause for celebration as the 50th State of the Union, Hawaii turns 50.

Read more here:
Conde Nast - Scenes from Hawaii at 50
Rex Features - Hawaii at 50 photo overview

Dr. Dre and Kanye West have been known to work in Hawaii shooting music videos, conducting recording sessions and vacationing, maybe (who knows) cooking up tracks together for Detox.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Beat Bash IV Concert In Texas With Chamillionaire, Slim Thug And Others Video, Photos Posted

Radio Station 98.5 The Beat in San Antonio, Tx threw their 4th annual Beat Bash concert at the AT&T Center on Wednesday August 12.

Fan shot footage below.

Check out the photos from the show:
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(video courtesy of lapixiegrl)

Lord Finesse Live In Tokyo Video Posted

Lord Finesse visited the "Land of the Rising Sun" back in March of 2009 and is seen here in concert at Billboard Live in Tokyo, then doing an in-store performance at Manhattan Records in the Shibuya district of Tokyo during his stay.

Daru Jones: Hip Hop Drummer Musician Interview Video Posted

Daru Jones drummer with Black Milk, Talib Kweli, Idle Warship, Slum Village, Reflection Eternal and many others talks with Beyond about how jazz music has influenced him and his latest upcoming projects to look out for.

DJ Kayslay To Release 'More Than Just A DJ' October 13th, 2009

(via press release)

DJ Kayslay, legendary DJ, magazine owner, mixtape master, is set to release his new album, "More Than Just a DJ," on October 13th, 2009 on E1 Music.

The album features Plies, Busta Rhymes, Jim Jones, Bun-B, 50 Cent, OJ Da Juiceman, Drake, Juelz Santana, Joell Ortiz, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, and many, many more.

The first single, "Blockstars" featuring Plies, Jim Jones, Busta Rhymes & Ray J is hitting radio now. A second single, "Thug Luv" featuring Maino, Papoose, Red Café and Ray J will follow.

DJ Kay Slay says, "There is a lot of talk about bringing New York hip hop back. I was a part of the birth of our culture, and my new album does not disappoint. 'More Than Just a DJ' is bringing real hip hop back!!"

DJ KAYSLAY aka THE DRAMA KING embodies real hip hop. A graffiti legend in the '70s, and later THE King of all mixtapes with his "Streetsweepers" series, respect on the streets for Kayslay is second to none. Slay also works like no other to bring together some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop and pairing them with some of today's hottest producers. As the official "Drama King," he was the first DJ to break landmark battles over the past decade including serving as referee for the now legendary Jay-Z vs. Nas battle and the brutal Ja Rule vs. 50 Cent war on the airwaves. Rappers consider Kayslay the go-to DJ to entrust their hottest battle raps with. "The Street Sweepers, Vol. 1" and "The Street Sweepers Vol. 2: The Pain From The Game" (released in 2003 and 2004 respectively) have together sold over 350,000 copies. Kayslay is also the #1 DJ on New York's premier hip hop radio station, Hot 97.

DJ Kayslay's new album "MORE THAN JUST A DJ" will be a fall release must have for hip-hop fanatics.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Kat Deluna and Music Producer Red One Report From The Studio In Stockholm, Sweden

Music producer Red One explains Kat Deluna's massive following outside of the USA and how they're taking a new approach to Kat's latest project 'Inside Out'.

Kat Deluna "Inside Out" on Motown/Universal is scheduled to be released before the end of 2009.

Who, What, Where Weekly Photo Links 8/19

From LA to Tokyo to around the world, Who, What, Where is a new Wednesday weekly feature with all the photos links set up for you to browse and see what the in crowd is up to.

Monday August 10, 2009

Ciroc Party at Mr. West in NYC with Mario, DJ Clue and others:
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Jay-Z host 10th Anniversary Rocawear Party in NYC at Rocawear showroom with Rihanna, Jay-Z, Spike Lee and others:
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Keri Hilson performs at Club Womb in Tokyo, Japan:
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Getty Images

Tuesday August 11, 2009

R&B Artist Jill Scott attends Blues Babe Foundation event in Philadelphia, PA:
Star Traks Photo

Wednesday August 12, 2009

Warner Music Group Executive Kevin Liles Engagement Party at Soho Grand Hotel with Jay-Z, Gayle King and others:
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New York Area DJ Mel Debarge celebrates his birthday at Hotel on Rivington NYC with DJ Cassidy, Swizz Beatz and others:
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Thug Twinz Album Launch Party at Area Niteclub in Hollywood, CA with Layzie Bone of Bone Thugs N Harmony and others:
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Reggae artist Matisyahu performs in Sydney, Australia:
Getty Images

Tursday August 13, 2009

Gym Class Heroes perform at Riverbank State Park in NYC:
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Rakim performs at Highline Ballroom in NYC:
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Heineken Red Star at Ibiza in Washington, DC with Ludacris, Melanie Fiona and others:
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Black Eyed Peas Will.I.Am and Young Money/Decadence artist Tyga At Playhouse Nightclub in Hollywood, CA:
PR Photos - Tyga
PR Photos - Will.I.Am

Rev Run of Run DMC signs his new book at Boarders in LA, CA:
Getty Images

Friday August 14, 2009

Flo Rida performing on NBC's Today Show at Rockefeller Center NYC:
WENN Photo
Getty Images

Saturday August 15, 2009

Louis Vuitton 'Heroes At Home' Party Manhasset, NY with
LL Cool J and Ashanti:
Rex Features
Patrick McMullan

Fresh Fest Concert at the Nokia in LA with Slick Rick, Naughty By Nature, DJ Quik and others:
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Lil Kim performs at Palais Club 4 in Cannes France and strolls around in France:
Rex Features - Palais Club 4
Rex Features - St.Tropez

India Arie and John Legend Concert at MANN Music Center in Philidelphia, PA:
Rex Features
Star Traks Photo 1
Star Traks Photo 2

Monday August 17, 2009

UK Rapper Tinchy Stryder signing his new CD at HMV Manchester, UK:
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WENN Photo

Tuesday August 18, 2009

Reggae/Dancehall artist Sean Paul performs at Highline Ballroom in NYC:
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