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Benny ELs Drops First Installment to Industry Meltdown

TruStatement is releasing Benny EL’s most recent mixtape, The Industry Meltdown, set to drop October 5th. The project features some of the hottest new & old school instrumentals from artists such as The Beastie Boys, Biggy, Wale, and Timbaland. The most refreshing angle of this mixtape is the wide variety in musical genres, as well as Benny ELs ability to showcase a natural and consistent flow over any beat that comes his way. ELs has been on a tear, tracking with TruStatement collaborators Micah, M.A.E., Baldi, Never Yet Contested, and Free Trade for months, preparing for his official album release entitled B.E.T.A., set to drop Fall of 2010. B.E.T.A. is the deadly combination of producer t. agency and emcee, Benny ELs.

Below is the first YouTube installment to Benny ELs mixtape release with the song “Unbelievable”

Download: Benny ELs – Industry Meltdown

Watch: Benny ELs – “Unbelievable”

**B.E.T.A. drop Fall of 2010**

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YouTube Classics

Stumbled on this YouTube channel that is providing nothing but classic music! If you have a second, listen to some of the tracks this guy posts. Thanks to my sister for always providing great links for great music!

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Ropeadope Presents: Snarky Puppy

Courtesy of John Novotny:

The new release entitled, “Tell Your Friends”  is Snarky Puppy’s fourth studio album, however the vision behind it is quite unlike that of most studio albums recorded before. The inspiration for this album spawned from the idea that it ispossible to play a concert in a recording studio. “Tell Your Friends”, is just that: a concert CD/DVD recorded and filmed on location at the legendary Dockside Studio in front of fans from all across the continent. They came from Texas,Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia, New York, Arizona, Michigan and even Quebec to see Snarky Puppy tear it up for one night in the swamps of Louisiana. Of course itwasn’t all smooth sailing but despite setbacks major and minor, the evening unfolded beautifully.Bassist Michael League described it best when he said, “The only way I canexplain it is that we have wonderful friends. Friends who drove in from all overthe continent to be a part of something unique, and perhaps a little bit insane. Friends who scurried around half of Acadiana running errands for us at all hoursof the day and night to make sure we had what we needed when we needed it. Friends who love music and will do anything to see it come to life”.

Watch Snarky Puppy at Ropeadope

Watch Snarky Puppy on YouTube

TruStatement Weekend Oneonta University

(photo : Gubi)

The entire TruStatement camp traveled through the sticks of upstate New York, all the way to a small college town known as Oneonta, NY with an army of emcees, musicians, and Full Sail University grads in the hopes of dedicating an entire weekend to recordings sessions, photo shoots, video shoots, rehearsals, live shows, and a ton of partying. Every minute of this 3 day adventure was shot on cell phones, HD video cameras, and HQ photography equipment, providing a wide variety of visual  encounters with every member of the TruStatement camp. These images, videos, tweets, and status updates were consolidated onto one website, created by the behind the media team at TruStatement. (http://www.flavors.me/trustatement)

The final project will be divided into two separate releases. The first release will be a movie trailer including all cell phone videos and photos from the weekend. The official video will serve as an HD documentation of the 3 day adventure with TruStatement Entertainment in Oneonta, NY. Trust us… the video will be full of emcee performances, impromptu freestyle sessions, candid interviews, and late nights full of heavy partying.

To visit the website where all photos and videos shot on cell phones in real time, please visit http://flavors.me/trustatement

Follow TruStatement All Weekend

TruStatement camp is heading to Oneonta, NY tomorrow for a long weekend of recording, rehearsing, live performances, and plenty of partying. You can stay updated in real-time with all the emcees and creative people at TruStatement this weekend by checking our website below…

Follow TruStatement All Weekend

J Dilla – “Oxtopus Boom Boom” (free download)

Free Dilla, all day…

J Dilla – Oxtopus Boom Boom

G. Love – Solo on JJ Tour

Courtesy of: G. Love Facebook

Before his show with Jack Johnson this past Sunday in Charlotte, NC, G. Love chatted with the Charlotte Observer. He talked about his history with Jack, and his next record, as well as how it feels to be playing a solo show while on Jack’s To The Sea tour:

“It’s how I started….I was always interested in the power of one man and his guitar – whether Robert Johnson, Bob Dylan, Lightnin’ Hopkins or John Lee Hooker… whoever could hold up their whole record with their voice, guitar and maybe harmonica. Being able to captivate by yourself, that was the goal I had playing music.”

Miles Bonny – Incense and Wine (Free Download)

Miles Bonny honestly cares about the world’s potential. This is publicly expressed through a wide variety of communication forms. As a recording musician and DJ, Miles seeks to create atmospheres which encourage an awareness of life’s potential. When not working on music, he pursues a comprehensive understanding of the systems that manage our lives; manifested through professional social work and information dissemination.

Free Download: Incense and Wine

J Dilla Donut Shop Free Download!!

Courtesy of Stones Throw. Get it while its hot!! No one knows how long this will be available for…J Dilla’s Donut Shop is the double vinyl & slipmat release – a collaboration of Serato, Stones Throw and the J Dilla Estate – which contains six previously unreleased J Dilla instrumentals backed with Serato Control Tone for use with Serato Scratch Live DJ software.

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE

Wyclef Jean May Run For President In Haiti

The singer is considering to run for president in the country of Haiti, which would follow on from his appointment as ambassador-at-large for Haiti in 2007. “Wyclef’s commitment to his homeland and its youth is boundless, and he will remain its greatest supporter regardless of whether he is part of the government moving forward … If and when a decision is made, media will be alerted immediately.” Jean had previously claimed he was set to encourage the youth vote in Haiti during the upcoming election, but it appears his ambition may have taken a sizable leap since then. – via Prefixmag.com