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    Copywrite Signs to Amalgam Digital

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    Copywrite’s Amalgam Digital debut will be an interactive album entirely produced by Surock entitled “Choose Your Own Adventure: Murderland” and set to release July 1st 2014 the same week of Copywrite’s recent prison setence. The Ohio Hip Hop Awards “Lyricist of the Year”, gives listeners a unique experience by giving them complete control of the albums fate. On this interactive album, CopyWrite spits emblematic rhymes that become part of a lurid tale. With distinguished beats, sound effects, and witty narrator, the listener decides which spine-tingling route they wish to take on their quest for bloodshed. However, this album is much more than a dark twisted anecdote, it is a representation of how CopyWriite talents as a rapper are exceeding what the underground world currently entails. He has devised a way to engage his fans in his music more than ever before with an innovative album that still pays its homage to the old school styles that paved it’s way.

    “It’s an honor to be on what I feel is one of the most cutting edge record label in Hip Hop. Amalgam was the first digital label in Hip hop history and the CEO’s name is “Next” for a reason. I’m proud to be apart of the same label which housed such legendary acts as Max B, Currency, Joe Budden and Lil B. My debut on Amalgam is “Choose Your Own Adventure: Murderland” produced entirely by DMV’s own Surock. It’s the first ever interactive album where the listener gets to dictate the outcome of the album depending on the tracks they skip and is accompanied with a narrator… I’m really excited for the core fans and new ears to hear it. I have to serve a 4 and a month sentence for assaulting a cop starting Monday 6-30-14. I’m not proud of it but I don’t have regrets in this life. I do promise you this…I’m writing the most amazing shit of my career in there and I promise the best album of my discography when I get released in October. Love y’all for rocking with me.” – CopyWrite

    The album set for release on JULY 1st 2014 serves as a prelude to his forthcoming “Blood Bath and Beyond” album which will also be available on Amalgam Digital upon the rappers release from his prison sentence later this year.

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    Showbiz and A.G. Prepping New Album for Fall Release

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    Their new album Show and A is slated for a fall release.

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    BBC Radio Tells the Story of Q-Tip

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    Sunday evening, BBC Radio 1xtra aired a special entitled “The Story of Q-Tip.” The show featured an hour long conversion with Q-Tip and Benji B.

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  • Read 2Pac’s Letter to Chuck D from 1995

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    This past weekend, Public Enemy frontman Chuck D took to Twitter to reveal a letter 2Pac wrote him while in prison in 1995. The letter displayed ‘Pac’s appreciation for the Hip-Hop pioneer and discussed, amongst other things, an album called “Euthanasia” which never surfaced. ‘Pac also discussed a song called “Da Struggle Continuez” on which ‘Pac was hoping Chuck would appear.

    Hit the jump to read the full letter.

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  • Run the Jewels Announce Tour Dates

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    The now legendary pairing of El-P and Killer Mike, aka Run The Jewels, have announced several headlining shows in August, bolstering a set of previously confirmed festival appearances into a proper West Coast tour. In addition to their coveted appearances at Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Music Fest Northwest, the Denver stop of Mad Decent Block Party and FYF Fest, the duo have added headlining shows in Chicago, Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton.

    El-P and Killer Mike recently announced that they’ll be releasing a follow-up album to 2013′s universally acclaimed self-titled album on Fool’s Gold, with the first single set to premiere on Adult Swim’s Single Series in early Fall.

    RUN THE JEWELS TOUR DATES:

    SAT 8/2 CHICAGO, IL Double Door
    SUN 8/3 CHICAGO, IL Lollapalooza
    FRI 8/8 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Outside Lands
    SAT 8/9 SEATTLE, WA Showbox
    MON 8/11 VICTORIA, BC Upstairs Cabaret
    TUE 8/12 VANCOUVER, BC Biltmore
    WED 8/13 CALGARY, AB Republik
    THU 8/14 EDMONTON, AB Starlite Room
    SAT 8/16 PORTLAND, OR Music Fest Northwest
    FRI 8/22 DENVER, CO Mad Decent Block Party
    SAT 8/23 LOS ANGELES, CA FYF Fest

  • DJ Envy Sends Cease and Desist to Hot97

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    Spotted on DJ Envy’s Instagram:

    “Now this is a Cease & Desist…. Full letter… No snitching, no police, no statements… this is a letter to a business… Stopping a coward from lying and making up stories… Any TRUE Dad or HUSBAND would do the same… Chess not checkers… @djfunkflex Your a lying, worthless, jealous, pathetic, old man… we all know your going thru a lot.. But lying is not the answer.. You have been in this business to long to go out like a bitch!!! You are 55 years old acting like a child… Be truthful with yourself bruh.. you are killing your legacy… We know your not tough, your not a thug, no fists, no gunplay just a man that likes to DJ… Be that man… We are excited Angie is part of the team and will continue to celebrate that…. I will not respond to your shenanigans again… Lights Out!!!”