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New Audio : BK CASHMERE – SO MUCH PAIN

Off the READY TO LIVE album

PROD BY: DJ B.ORIGINAL

Brooklyn rapper Bk Cashmere is a charismatic MC poised to take the music world by storm. His music contains soul piercing lyrics, melodic beats, and hooks that will stay stuck in your head for days! He incorporates an element of realism and rawness that is authentic and seldom seen on today’s musical landscape.
In fact, the East Coast rhymespitter is rolling out a new hit record titled “So Much Pain”, which is featured on his upcoming album, “Ready 2 Live”. The song is a critical success and it’s receiving a great amount of attention from notable mixshows and college radio stations around the country.

“Due to the current events of police brutality in the cases of Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin, the economy and so many other things wrong with our society today, I have chosen to release the song ‘So Much Pain’ from my upcoming album,” explained Bk Cashmere.

With lines like, “Give us a Black President, yea it’s all good / but racism still alive up in my hood / It’s like I can still hear Pac complain / Ain’t nothin changed / Still so much pain,” Bk Cashmere is using his lyrical arsenal to rap about on-going problems in today’s society.

After a 3 years hiatus, the award-winning rap renegade finally returns to the Rap game armed with a brand new album titled “Ready 2 Live”, executive produced by DJ B Original for Sound Unity Ent. His sophomore album will be available on iTunes and Amazon on December 1, 2014. Spearheaded by the buzzing hit single “Lyrical Death Row” and “So Much Pain”, the Brooklyn rapper who already collaborated with heavyweights such as Bun B, Big Daddy Kane, Jim Jones, Lil Boosie, Akon, Maino, and DJ Kay Slay among others, is excited to releases his new body of work to the masses.

TRAZSH MAN Ladies Love Trazsh – The LLTep

TRAZSH MAN Ladies Love Trazsh – The LLTep

Trazsh Man displays his wild affections for the ladies and gives the real dudes out there somthing to ride to with them ladies #traaazsh

TRACKLIST

1.Maya Angelous Phenominal Women
2.Hey Love
3.LADIES LOVE TRAZSH
4.BODY Remix [
5.Invisiable
6.Irene The Dream Dedication by Trazsh Man
7.She Bad
8.Paper Mate
9.On Ma Body

 

The 13 Best Hip Hop Festivals To Attend In 2015

The 13 Best Hip Hop Festivals To Attend In 2015

2015 Beale Street Music festival

May 1-3, 2015

http://www.memphisinmay.org/musicfestival
http://www.memphisinmay.org/musicfestival

Featuring over 60 acts on 4 stages in scenic Tom Lee Park where Beale Street meets the Mississippi, offers music lovers an opportunity to immerse themselves in the art form they love best. The Beale Street Music Festival has grown into one of the largest parties in the United States, drawing people from all over the country to come experience a celebration of the birth of an expressive art form that materialized as the music known as the Blues. Gritty, raw, and full of emotion; Beale Street symbolizes everything that the Blues was born from.

Past performers include Public Enemy, The Roots, Big Boi, Snoop Dogg, George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, Tone Loc, Nappy Roots, LL Cool J, and more.

**2015 Lineup not released yet. We will keep this updated as information is given.

3-day passes are available for purchase online through Ticketmaster or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.

Single-day tickets will be available in February 2015.

Outside Lands 2015 Festival

August 7 – August 9 2015

https://www.facebook.com/SFOutsideLands
https://www.facebook.com/SFOutsideLands
 The Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco started with over 60 musical acts and art installations in Golden Gate Park. Now it clocks in about 40-60,000 people a day across many stages: Lands End Stage, Twin Peaks Stage, Sutro Stage, Panhandle Stage, and Presido stage. Outside Lands 2015 official dates are August 7 – 9.
Past performers included Kanye West, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Atmosphere, and Run The Jewels, and more.
**Tickets go on sale in April, Lineup will be released around the same time.  We will keep this updated as information is given.

Pitchfork Music Festival 2015

July 17 – July 19, 2015

Chicago, Illinois
http://pitchforkmusicfestival.com/about/
http://pitchforkmusicfestival.com/about/
The Pitchfork Festival has become a highly regarded music festival with alternative, rap & hip-hop, electronic & dance music. On Twitter it often goes by #pitchforkfest, and the expected Pitchfork Festival 2015 dates are July 17 – 19.
Past performers included Kendrick Lamar, DJ Spinn, Danny Brown, Pusha T, Schoolboy Q, and more.
**2015 Lineup not released yet. We will keep this updated as information is given.

BROOKLYN HIP HOP FESTIVAL 2015

https://www.facebook.com/bkhiphopfest?fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/bkhiphopfest?fref=ts

Established in 2005, The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is New York City’s largest Hip-Hop cultural event that showcases the positive aspects of Hip-Hop culture by highlighting Hip-Hop’s legacy as an agent of artistic progression, community building and social change.

In addition to musical performances, the Festival offers a number of activities for its audience, including: panel discussions, exhibitions, parties, an award show and a family-friendly block party. The Festival is more than a concert or outdoor fair. It is a family reunion for lovers of this great culture.

Past performances include: Kendrick Lamar, Homeboy Sandman and M.O.P., Kanye West, Busta Rhymes, Black Thought of The Roots, Monie Love, Brand Nubian, and more.

**2015 Lineup and Dates have not been released yet. We will keep this updated as information is given.

Jersey Fresh Jam 2015

10 Year Anniversary!

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Flicked by Gentrifried

The Jersey Fresh Jam is New Jersey’s premiere Hip Hop festival. Since 2005, the event has grown from a small, humble event into one the most respected celebrations of Hip Hop culture on the east coast. At the twilight of every summer, aerosol artists from far and wide converge to adorn the walls of Terracycle INC with their signature masterpieces, while local and regionally known emcees, bands, and DJs provide the soundtrack for the days festivities.This event is free and open to the public.

Past performances included: Mr. Fickle, Venomous 2000, Biz Mighty, Rich Quick,  Skrewtape, Sam Hill, Tone Liv, and more.

**2015 Lineup and Dates have not been released yet. Expected date to fall sometime in August. We will keep this updated as information is given.

https://www.facebook.com/jerseyfreshjam

A3C FESTIVAL 2015

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a3c_festival_2015

A3C has become a cultural institution and an incomparable cultural experience including: music, education, art, film, style, pro-audio and more. A3C features over 500 performances from living legends and rising stars to aspiring talent from across the world. A3C is curated by the most influential organizations, brands and artists within the international hip-hop community. Attendees walk, drive and fly to A3C from around the world to learn, network, party and enjoy 5 days of amazing events and experiences.

Past performances included: 9th Wonder, Black Thought, Cormega, 2 Chainz, Jay Electronica, Jean Grae, Kevin Gates, Kool Keith, Kid Capri, Masta Ace, Pharoah Monch, Rapsody, The Lox, and more.

**2015 Lineup and Dates have not been released yet. We will keep this updated as information is given.

BONNAROO MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL

June 11-14th 2015

https://www.facebook.com/bonnaroo
https://www.facebook.com/bonnaroo

Based in Tennessee, The BONNAROO Festival has had epic reviews as fans in previous years have camped out to see performances by Wu-Tang, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Pusha T, Ice Cube, Lauryn Hill and R.Kelly.

80,000 HAPPY CAMPERS. 700 ACRES OF TENNESSEE NATURE. 150 EPIC PERFORMANCES. 10+ STAGES OF MUSIC. DOZENS OF COMEDIANS. FOUR OF THE BEST DAYS EVER.

 The 2015 lineup includes: Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Freddie Gibs, Madlib, and more.

MADE IN AMERICA FESTIVAL 2015

http://a.madeinamericafest.com
http://a.madeinamericafest.com

In the past it was an exciting, two-day music festival in Philadelphia and Los Angeles Labor Day weekend. JAY Z curated the blockbuster roster of talent, which  included more than 60 artists that embody the American spirit performing across 3 stages in each city; on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park and in L.A. Grand Park in Los Angeles.

Past performances included: Kanye West, J Cole, Chance The Rapper, Big Daddy Kane, Rita Ora, Ab Soul, and more

**2015 Lineup and Dates have not been released yet. We will keep this updated as information is given.

 ROCK THE BELLS FESTIVAL 2015

http://www.rockthebells.net/
http://www.rockthebells.net/
Rock The Bells events usually happen in July and August, with schedules and lineups officially released in May of that year. The 2015 events will most likely be held in San Bernadino, California; Mountain View, California; and two locations on the East Coast, which in the past have been in New Jersey and Florida.  Last year, The 2014 Rock The Bells for DC and New York was abruptly canceled. The reason?  Lack of ticket sales.
Some of the biggest hip-hop names to perform at Rock The Bells include the Wu-Tang Clan, A Tribe Called Quest, Jurassic 5, Nas, Lauryn Hill, Immortal Technique, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Zion-I, Redman, The Roots, Public Enemy, David Banner, Rahzel, Hangar 18, Hieroglyphics, UGK, Ghostface, The Cool Kids, Wale, B.o.B., Tyga, The Pack, Common, Busta Rhymes, Childish Gambino, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa, J. Cole, Atmosphere, Ice Cube, DMX, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Pusha T, E-40 & Too Short, and Slick Rick.
**2015 Lineup and Dates have not been released yet. We will keep this updated as information is given.

2015 CounterPoint Festival

May 22nd-24th, 2015

http://www.counterpointfestival.com/
http://www.counterpointfestival.com/
The 2015 CounterPoint Festival is a 3-day event celebrating the best in today’s music and arts. With three stages, art installations, activities, and plenty of food and drinks, there’s so much to take in and experience.
Past Performance included: OutKast, J. Cole, Major Lazer, Krewella, Janelle Monae and more.
This years lineup includes The Roots and more.

PAID DUES 2015

http://paidduesfestival.com/
http://paidduesfestival.com/

Paid Dues is an urban lifestyle event presented by Murs 3:16 in association with Guerilla Union. With acts such as Living Legends, Sage Francis, Visionaries & more, Paid Dues represents the vibrant indie rap scene often ignored by mainstream popularity.

The 2014 Event was cancelled but was told he is “using this time to restructure my business in order to bring you Paid Dues for 2015. Thank you for your continued support and I look forward
to celebrating Paid Dues 10 Year anniversary with you next spring.”

**2015 Lineup and Dates have not been released yet. We will keep this updated as information is given.

Sasquatch 2015

May 22nd-25th, 2015

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sasquatch_festival_2015

Following a sold out and critically acclaimed 2014 festival, Sasquatch! Music Festival will return to The Gorge – the internationally acclaimed concert venue carved in the basalt cliffs high above the Columbia River Gorge in Quincy, WA – for four days over Memorial Day weekend (May 22-25, 2015).

Past performances included: ScHoolboy Q, Mos Def, OutKast, Kid Cudi, Tyler the Creator, Chance the Rapper, The Knix, Shabazz Palaces, Drake and more.

**Lineup is coming in February 2015. We will keep this updated as information is given.

Rock Steady Crew 2015 Annual Show

https://www.facebook.com/RockSteadyCrew77
https://www.facebook.com/RockSteadyCrew77

Founded in 1977, Rock Steady Crew is an American b-boying crew and hip hop group which has became a franchise name for multiple groups in other locations. Each year they’ve been having anniversary events that bring thousands of people.

Past performances included: Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth, Brand Nubian, Special Ed, Homeboy Sandman, Rasheed Chappell,  M.O.P., Slick Rick, Das Efx, DJ Red Alert, and more.

**2015 Lineup and Dates have not been released yet. We will keep this updated as information is given.

Joey Bada$$ Releases New Album – B4.DA.$$

7dd609f42fca269e86ba5e2818d19775633723d4“Today, January 20th 2015, I release my debut album “B4.DA.$$”. It’s also my 20th birthday today and I’m grateful to have the gift of sharing this project with all of you. For all those going to the concerts, repping Pro Era, and buying my album, your support means the world to me. I hope when you listen to this album it means as much to you as it did to me when recording it. Enjoy.” – Jozif

 

New Album “Hermetic Chambers” by G-DO & Xception

A couple of days before the new Wu-Tang album dropped, G-DO was inspired to hit the lab and in two days sent Hermetic Chambers to Xception, at home from Amsterdam visiting Chicago for the holidays. Xception went to work immediately, writing the album from top to bottom in the following two weeks. The result is here for your listening pleasure.

Look At Me Short Film Music Video by TRAZSH MAN

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Download the free mixtape that features this song and grab the other free projects FREE. Instagram/twitter @trazsh_man

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www.thetrazshman.com

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J Dilla Foundation Supports I Am Tru Starr’s ‘Eat.Pray.Dilla.’ EP

Check out the new video “Joy” from Rochester, NY native I Am True Starr’s recently released “Eat.Pray.Dilla.” EP. This soulful tribute inspired by the late, great J Dilla, who lost his battle with lupus February 10, 2006 was approved by his mother ‘Ma Dukes.’ The video is set in New York City during protests for Eric Garner who died after being put in the chokehold by NYPD and no charges were filed against the officer.

The Almighty $amhill DROPS ‘The $amhill Story’ (FULL ALBUM)

The Almighty $amhill is back dropping gems with his latest album: ‘The $amhill Story’.  Download this true story boom bap now!

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Download the Full Album HERE for free til Jan. 5th, along with his critically acclaimed debut ep titled The Preface..both mastered by Lewis Parker

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Official Music Video taken from $amhill’s debut album “The $amhill Story” Video directed by Lewis Parker

Black Hockey Players by Cashus King ft. Planet Asia, Ras Kass & Blu

‘Black Hockey Players’ was originally going to be featured on my follow up to 2010’s ‘Revelations’ with Florida producer Numonics, but due to creative differences that project was never released. It was later changed to a 10 song EP under the title “BHP”, but due to schedule conflicts the project was never completed/released. We’ve decided to release the song now because music is made to be heard, and BHP needs to be heard and shared with as many people as possible. It’s by far my favorite collaborative track. Black Hockey Players is not a rap group or a collection of emcees, it’s a concept, a motto to live by. “Black Hockey” represents doing something that is not expected. When you hear the word hockey the last thing one thinks of is “black people”, which is why I call myself a “black hockey player”, because my music is not made to conform to normal standards or meet generic expectations of what a hiphop artist should do or say. Anyone can be a “black hockey player”, regardless of ethnicity. It’s all about stepping outside of the box and doing something different. This is the real, authentic and official version based on my vision and brought to life with the help of Ras, Blu, Asia, Twiz, and BeatnickDee. Merry X-mas and Happy New Year to all.