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Sage Francis Fundraiser, Free Track

The enraged and articulate poet/musician/record label owner/political and social activist, Sage Francis, is doing what he's done best throughout his 10 year career–taking his passion and vigor to the mic to raise awareness through music. This time, it’s because of the arrests that took place at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, MN last month. Read more » 

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  • 10/02/2008

Rainbow Arabia Ready U.S. Tour

Rainbow Arabia formed less than a year ago, but the experimental, Middle Eastern-influenced act is speeding towards 2009, first with the release of The Basta EP and now with a tour that will keep them busy right up to the holiday season. Read more » 

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  • 10/02/2008

Ben Watt Readies New Single

While he's been busy celebrating half a decade of music on his Buzzin' Fly imprint and DJing regularly, Ben Watt hasn't unleashed a new gem of his own in a good three years. Thus, the announcement of his single "Guinea Pig" is cause for more celebration.

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  • 10/02/2008

Pon Di Wire: Vybz Kartel, Mr. Vegas

Looks like successful singjay Clifford “Mr. Vegas” Smith, currently at the top of international charts with the hit “Mus Come A Road,” will take an extended leave from the music business. Citing disappointment with the entertainment industry and a wish to spend time with his family, Smith told the Star that he plans to retire from music, effective immediately. “It's just nuff thing,” he told the paper, regarding his decision. “You would have to be in my shoes to understand it. Read more » 

Let the Spirit

Slime and Reason just dropped this week, and Rodney "Roots Manuva" Smith is showing his spiritual side on this video, as seen in the numerous shots of the Big Dada rapper standing in an ornate church, as well as the close-ups of his bright eyed, contemplative gazes upwards. There's a distinct gospel feel to the chorus of this track, with warm, smile-inducing vocal choruses reminiscent of 50-member choirs, so the setting of the video isn't all that surprising. Read more » 

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  • 10/01/2008

No Age Plots Tour Dates

No Age has decided to close out the year with two straight months of live shows. Randy Randall and Dean Allen Spunt will kick off the round of dates in their hometown of Los Angeles, at the famed Smell club, before heading out to Europe to show off the noise-rock jams on this year's Nouns album (and presumably some other material as well). Maybe Randall will be inspired to make another DVD on this trip. Read more » 

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  • 10/01/2008

Game Over

Game Over” is a real day in the life of a rapper, Doomtree-style. The video begins with a busy convenience store employee, Doomtree MC Mictlan, laying it all out while he goes about ringing up purchases, chilling with Vitamin Water in the cooler, stocking inventory, taking out the trash, and connecting with sympathizers around the store. “Welcome to the future! Read more » 

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  • 10/01/2008

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