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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

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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…

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Thesaurus – “Beneficial Weekend” (Free Download)

Classick does it again!!! Another DOPE track from the Thesaurus camp out of Detroit. Always a pleasure posting content from this group. If you haven’t been following the releases from this team of emcees and producers, now is the right time to start. Thesaurus is a four man group, representing the east side of Detroit. Co-Founders of Creative Minds Corp. ( CMC ) Two emcees; B-Nix & Phil the Phenom. Two Producers; J.Woods & Classick.

Download Thesaurus – “Beneficial”

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Configa Presents​.​.​.​Pac To The Essence Vol. 1

ORDER NOW FROM WWW.CONFIGA.COM (in either CD or digital format)

Producers Note:

“This album came about partly as a retaliation against so called “official” remixes that use “contemporary” beats that are the latest fad, with guests that Pac never worked with, and probably never would have, had he still been alive today. Also, it is a retaliation against badly thought out, wack, off-beat YouTube mash-ups that generally use the vocals of Pac, Biggie, 50 Cent or Lil’ Wayne.

This album is made BY a long-time 2Pac fan FOR 2Pac fans, so if you ARE one, then go and order a copy WWW.CONFIGA.COM. In fact, if you are just a fan of boom bap sounding hip hop in general then you’ll love this album too, so again, go and get your order in WWW.CONFIGA.COM

I wanted this album to actually sound like a Pre-Death Row Era Pac, stripped down and RAW sounding…Like his vibe from 92/93/94 and I think I’ve achieved my aim. If you didn’t know better, I believe you would think this was an unearthed 2Pac gem. Anyway, please support this release if you love REAL hip hop.”

ORDER NOW FROM WWW.CONFIGA.COM (in either cd or digital format)

Ayinde, Never Yet Contested, & Benny ELs to perform at Crash Mansion, NYC tonight!!

TONIGHT catch Ayindé, Never Yet Contested, and Benny ELs performing at Crash Mansion. This is a showcase for undiscovered artists hosted by “Hip-Hop Unplugged”

Location: 199 Bowery New York, NY 10082.

Time: Doors open at 8pm – Show starts at 9pm

Price: $10 at the door. BE THERE!

More Infohttp://crashmansion.com/ShowEvent.aspx?eventId=137476

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Umphrey’s McGee Covers Cee-Lo “F**k You”

This video is in response to the Cee-Lo song “Fuck You” It was performed by Umphreys McGee at a concert just this week at the North Coast Music Festival in Chicago. Help them spread the video far and wide on this lovely tuesday… Post the link to your blog, facebook, twitter etc. And of course send it your mom because we’re sure she’ll love it. The band has also recently released a short film called “The Tabernacle.”

Part 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iIqnR…
Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lmv-3…
Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcQBg-…