RITA ORA (Kosovo) – Shine Ya Light -Official Video

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Artist Spotlight: UPTOWN SWUITE (New Zealand)

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Samoan born mc Uptown Swuite hails from Vacaville, a small city nessled deep amongst the outskirts of Northern California. Still, from the confines of the little known place, he has been able to develop an extensive following unrestrained by his location, that spans the entire globe. With a distinct reputation as a fierce highly skilled no nonsense mc, a relentless hustler – having sold thousands of mixtapes out of his backpack – and a beast when it comes to live shows, Uptown Swuite is already a name mentioned within the halls of hip hop fame. Uptown Swuite’s unique ability for storytelling captures his audience with vivid imagery and verbal paintings so real, the listener instantly becomes drawn in. With a lyrical prowess not dissimilar to Nas, and while being lyrical can be a hindrance, he manages to still make good music with accessability to listeners from various walks of life, uninhibited by race, sex or location while staying true to himself. In the studio, his work ethic is unmatched with stories floating around the Hiphop industry of Uptown Swuite’s uncanny knack for writing entire songs in unrivaled amounts of time. The list of artists Uptown Swuite has collaborated with (Lee Bannon, Torae, Tassho Pearce, Supastition, Blame One, Frank Dukes, Keelay and Zaire, Zion-I, Jacka, Usef Dinero, Ganxsta Ridd of the Boo Yaa Tribe, Evidence and Rakaa of Dilated Peoples, Fortilive, Homeboy Sandman, iLLMind, Sicknature of the Snowgoons, Revolution of the Mind, J-Boog, Fiji, Chong Nee, King Kapisi etc.) reads like a whos who of – quite literally – the world of Rap. Performing alongside artists from Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, Mobb Deep, Bone Thugs & Twista to Immortal Technique, Dilated Peoples, Murs, Redman & the Kotton Mouth Kings, Uptown Swuite has managed to spread his roots through numerous sub-genres of Hip-Hop music crossing cultural and ethnic boundaries through his lyrics and art form.

For most, however, the name Uptown Swuite became forever planted in their minds when he made a classic appearance on Sway and King Tech’s World Famous Wake Up Show in October 2008 (syndicated globally) courtesy of the ’100k Battle’ contest. This would not be Uptown Swuite’s last appearance on the contest circuit however, as he would go on to place as a finalist in the Jake One/Rhymesayers contest, the Motorola Emerging Artist Challenge, the Duckdown/NBA 2K11 contest with fellow Seed group member Kahlee and most recently the Jahlil Beats contest hosted by Hiphopdx.com in which he took first place.
Along with his parner Kahlee, Uptown Swuite has filmed for an episode of MTV MADE. Not only has he filmed for MTV, he has also been featured on numerous nationally televised programs in the United States and New Zealand such as Distortion 2 Static (Warner Brothers Television), MYX Live (MYX TV), Major Flavours TV (Juice), The Good Morning Show (TV 1), Code (Maori TV) and so forth. Together, they have performed in over twenty five states and numerous countries such as Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Japan and England. He has also garnered radio play on major radio stations in California (102.5, 106 KMEL, Power 106) Shade 45 & Hip-Hop Nation (Sirius Satellite Radio), countless internet & college radio shows as well as radio play in Utah, Oregon Poland, Tenerife, New York, Hawaii, New Zealand and so on. Uptown continues to display his music and skill on an international level by delivering numerous top ten singles in New Zealand Hawaii, and Japan while still keeping a tight grasp on his followers all over by continuing to administer his brand of thought provoking, uncompromising hip hop. An active figure in the community where-ever he is at, Uptown Swuite is also a member of The H.Y.P.E. Movement – an international organization focused on building future leaders through the nurturing of our Pasifika youth. He is also a member of P.A.R.T. One, a California based non profit whose goal is to steer at risk children away from the many negative paths that are so readily available to them. He has become a recognizable and pivotal social figure in recent years within the Pasifika community worldwide with his never ending push for youth and community betterment plus with his stance as an advocate against child and domestic abuse inside of the Pasifika household. With numerous posts and support from major hip hop players such as Hiphopdx.com, 2dopeboyz.com, djbooth.net and a slew of other blogs and websites as well as a growing reputation as one of the best mc’s live, Uptown Swuite manages to stay relevant to hip hop heads worldwide while maintaining crossover appeal not only as a Samoan mc, but as a supremely talented artist coming out of virtually unknown city with the backing of an entire people.

Artist Spotlight: DOG (The Republic Of Cameroon-Africa)

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“Born 01 January 1985 AYOS. CHARLES Abondo is an artist from Cameroon comes from the rising sun. The artist name Dog Pen t t he became interested in music since his childhood. he was influenced by artists such as Dr. Dre, Wu-Tang, Nas, Dmx, Ali’s 45 scientific. Father of former police officer and retired housewife young mother DOG will leave school for 2nd class because of financial means. Very dynamic and ambitious young boy will not let it go and will start working life while participating in various competitions of musical interpretation. he will join the group “BLACK MIC” in 2002, in which it will group began writing his first lyrics and make recordings dictaphoniques. Is he going to leave Cameroon in 2004 to settle political capital Yaoundé in Cameroon. In turn it will make a name in the participant group featurings’ TOTHEM, and will actively participate in the recording of the single special crisis of 2008. He took the opportunity and made his first record produced in part 2 songs “New Generation Records” and eventually the rest in 2009 by jmj future records.”-JMJ RECORDS

LEKYD ”’Feel Alive”’ Official Video From The Republic of Cameroon

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Just Blaze shares his Vinyl collection with Fuse

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Diddy’s Injuries Revealed

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Representatives for Sean “Diddy” Combs have issued a statement and shared some of the details involving the serious car accident the hip hop mogul was involved in on Wednesday near a hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Reports indicated initially that Diddy had been injured, but it was unclear to what extent. Combs didn’t take an ambulance to a hospital, but did reportedly seek treatment. Now, a few more details about Combs’ injuries have been revealed. “Sean Combs sustained multiple injuries in yesterdays car accident including to his neck, ribs and collarbone,” the statement reads. “He is currently receiving treatment for these injuries from his physicians and would like to thank all of his fans for the outpouring of support that he has received since the accident.”

NEW LOX ALBUM… COMING SOON!

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What the hell, this is extremely odd, but during an interview with MTV, Sheek revealed Lil Wayne UNSUCCESSFULLY tried to sign The LOX to Young Money. But besides that, Sheek also annouced that DJ Khaled & Swizz Beats both are executive producing the new LOX album.
“Lil Wayne tried to sign us, Puff tried to re-sign us and paint that picture over, we done been in mother—ers’ living rooms and talkin’ business,” he said. “The meeting we just had with Swizz and Khaled about executive producing this project was the one that grabbed us and we’re gonna give y’all some real, real big records.”

Artist Spotlight: T.Major (Oklahoma City, OK)

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T.Major born and raised in Oklahoma City,OK, he found his love for music around age 8. Growing up singing in his church choir, he found a way to express himself through music. In his teenage years he joined a dance crew Sex Mobb and traveled statewide performing in the Jam Fest opening for Tyrese, Genuiwine and Jay-Shin, developing his love of the spotlight.By 20, T.Major found his second home in the comfort of the studio, working on mixtapes with his boys.Soon after he began writing his own songs, based on his life experiences, he was able to embrace both the R&B and Rap worlds. His greatest inspiration is of course, Micheal Jackson, in his ability to capture his audiences and relate to them on such a deeper level. It is the same gift found in T.Major’s lyrics. He has performed around Okc at Club ATL, Ice Event Center, Club Phoenix and Queen Sheeba’s. T.Major has featured with Charlie Boy, Presidential Trap House, Super Jay, Lucky 7 and Kirk Dogg. His slogan is, ” If you gonna do it, Do it MAJOR!!!! It’s what he lives by to keep him focused on where he’s going..His passion for music and diverse abilities is what sets him apart from other artists.

Justin Bieber Bought Coke With Diddy?

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A Michigan man is claiming to be Selena Gomez’s father and he’s suing pop star Justin Bieber. The suit alleges that the Beebs stole a credit card and bought a penis enlargement. It also claims that he bought cocaine from Diddy. Bieber has cost me $426.78 and never paid me back. This money was used as abortion money because Justin Bieber got my daughter Selena pregnant in my bedroom, on my canadian bear rug, it reads. Usher Raymond came to my house on the forth of july 2012 and sodomized me with a firework and lit it inside my anal area while blaring kate perry, firework song in my ear drums. [Bieber] gave selena a std and Bieber stole my credit card to buy him and sean p-ditty combs cocaine to use in drug free school zones,” it goes on to claim. ??Bieber also got a penis enlargement with my stolen american express card. I??m an emotional mess¦ America must boycott biebers music!

Independent Artist Of The Week: 2Uncool

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2uncool, a DC Metropolitan Area rap trio consisting of J-Ra, K-Kreate, and Massey the Truth released their first mixtape in early December entitled “No Excuses.” http://www.datpiff.com/2uncool-No-Excuses-The-Mixtape.292404.html The mixtape opens with a very personal Marvin Gaye sampled song by Massey the Truth called “Beautiful Nightmare.” It touches on the challenges and optimism that is encoundered in modern life. K-Kreate states that the title was selected because at the end of the day our success depends on our perserverance through adversity. We have no excuses for anything; “It is what it is.” For J-Ra, a lot of his inspiration comes from his angst regarding his employment. While he is grateful to have income in this down economy, there are harsh realities that frustrate him due to his keen ability to see the inequalities in his work environment. “Don’t Call That a Blessing”, a song on the mixtape, captures the anger and bewilderment of his job. No Excuses the album is scheduled for independent release on iTunes in spring 2012. 2uncool plans to release subsequent mixtapes prior to the album release. “We just enjoy making honest songs about our experience and we appreciate all of the people that can relate or understand our perspective.” 2uncool has taken a crash course in marketing 101. “Our main objective was what do we need to do to enable our music to be heard by more people?” We built our internet presence up by utilizing various social media platforms such as Twitter, Jango and YouTube. This has allowed us to reach new places with the farthest being South Korea. Our song Aviator was used for a tribute video for Lee Taemin – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZsnXspIgeY. As independent artists, 2uncool understands that a strong social media presence is important to ensure that our music is heard on a broad level. 2uncool is socially aware and believes that communities have the power to change. We did a benefit show in October 2011 for a pregnancy prevention campaign called Keep it 360 in Alexandria Va. “Other musicians included Antidote Musiq and 2uncool, local hip hop and rap musicians who are changing the way hip hop is portrayed. Their positive lyrics were enjoyed by the TC Williams teens attending the event. 2uncool has also just finished their first CD, which will be coming out in the spring.” From http://keepit360.org/ The majority of our lyrics can be listened to by all ages. There are a few exceptions such as Beautiful Nightmare and Cardiac which were solo songs that were not intended to be included in the groups releases, but had enormous artistic value.