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INDEPENDENT GRIND TOUR 2010

This fall, TECH N9NE hits the road with the some of the biggest names in independent Hip Hop. Starting Sept. 15 for six weeks, the Kansas City star brings audiences the chillest West Coast rap and the hottest Midwest Hip Hop. “TECH N9NE’s Independent Grind Tour 2010” melds a wide range of audiences into a…

SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO OFFERS “NERVE SALAD” MP3

Defend Music is proud to announce the first release in a new series of mix CDs celebrating New York City’s famed FIXED parties — Simian Mobile Disco Is Fixed. Released on October 12, this marks the first Domestic USA release for the famed British DJ/Production/Remix team.

MTV PREMIERES NEW KATY PERRY VIDEO

The video for Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” has just premiered on MTV.com and VH1.com! This is the title track from Katy’s sophomore release due out on August 24th. Tune in to MTV at 8pm ET tonight for the broadcast premiere of the video.

BIG B VIDEO FEATURING EVERLAST

The video for BIG B’s “Before I Leave This Place” featuring Everlast has premiered on Myspace. Though the official add date at radio is August 17th, the track has already been picked up at key stations throughout the country.

WIZ KHALIFA LIVE IN BOSTON / VIDEO

This past Saturday (August 8), Wiz Khalifa headlined at this year’s Boston Urban Music Festival. The annual free show, a collaboration between the mayor’s office and HUB media, also featured local hip-hop act M-Dot, as well as Harvard graduate singer/rapper Ryan Leslie. However, with chants of “We Want Wiz!” growing throughout the afternoon, it became…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Young Buck “My Campaign”

We at Skopemag.com get hundreds of exclusive tracks via various vendors on a daily basis. The goal for us is to share with our readers as many tracks that come in. Please note that some of these links expire so you got to get it while it’s hot! Young Buck “My Campaign”: SKOPE IT HERE!

TIM STEINRUCK IS “THEMIGHTYONE”

Presently TheMightyOne has 2 radio/video promotions going that encompass all of North America. In Canada TheMightyOne has been doing a radio promotion for their single “Reprieved” which has been featured on major rock FM stations from Vancouver B.C. to St. Johns Newfoundland.

GODSMACK’S SULLY ERNA TO DEBUT SOLO ALBUM

Sully Erna, best known as singer and main songwriter of acclaimed rock band Godsmack, is branching out from his rock roots this year with his debut solo album, Avalon, which is set for release on Universal Records September 14th, 2010.   Already a proven commodity as the front man of one of today’s most successful…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 10th, 2010

GAGA GOES CROWD SURFING Lady Gaga didn’t only perform at Lollapalooza over the weekend — she went crowd surfing too.   According to many different outlets, the “Bad Romance” singer jumped into the crowd during the Semi Precious Weapons’ set at the Chicago festival, wearing an outfit made of fishnets and not too much more.…

KERMIT RUFFINS OFFERS MP3 OFF ALBUM ‘HAPPY TALK’

For Kermit, Happy Talk has been a long time coming. Throughout his career, he has made no secret of his love of big band music and his admiration for legendary bandleaders like Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton and Count Basie. As the bandleader, lead vocalist and trumpeter on the new album, Kermit has taken…

SERJ TANKIAN ANNOUNCES NEW STREET DATE FOR SOLO ALBUM

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and political activist Serj Tankian has postponed the street date of his new solo album, entitled Imperfect Harmonies, in order to package the recording in the same tree-free paper he has used for his previous release, Elect the Dead. The eco-friendly paper was not available to create the packaging for Imperfect Harmonies…

NORML TEAMS WITH CYPRESS HILL & SLIGHTLY STOOPID

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), a Washington DC-based marijuana advocacy group, has partnered with jam-based dub rock heavyweights Slightly Stoopid and hip-hop juggernauts Cypress Hill on the Legalize It 2010 tour for a YouTube based video contest to raise awareness for California’s Prop 19, the initiative to regulate and tax…

COMMON GRACKLE RELEASES “THE GREAT DEPRESSION” VIDEO

The Common Grackle, a bold looking bird native to the eastern coast of North America, has been known to mimic the sounds of other birds and even humans at times.   Are we to assume then, that The Great Depression, the debut full length from Common Grackle, would simply be musical regurgitation?   The answer…

DEREK DEGRATE RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM

Derek DeGrate Releases New Album, Brother of DeVante and Dalvin of the Multi-Platinum R&B Group, JODECI. DeGrate is the surname of the family that has brought new flavor to the music industry for decades. Now Derek DeGrate steps out with a solo project, also featuring the production of Dalvin DeGrate of JODECI and Justin Burton-DeGrate.…

Stomacher, Sentimental Education

The Bay Area quintet formerly known as In Reverent Fear has remerged with a new name and a new album. I can’t say that the name “Stomacher” is a trade up from their old one, but their quasi-debut is definitely worth noticing. Sentimental Education is riddled with poignant ambience and heavy bass -driven riffs that…

PRIMARY WAVE SIGNS CROWFIELD

Primary Wave’s JV partners, Rick Smith and Scott Frazier are at it again with their latest signing, Crowfield.   Crowfield joins the roster with Saving Abel (Virgin), Taddy Porter (Primary Wave Records/EMI), Volbeat (Universal Germany), and Brent James and the Contraband.   Charleston, SC band, Crowfield, is next in line to take the sound of…

STOLI HEADS TO NYC TO CATCH UP WITH CHRISTEN MARUCCI

Another week is upon us and Stoli has another exciting & talented guest. This next female singer/songwriter has got it all from the looks, vocals, and ambition. Christen Marucci is coming out of Queens, NY and she recently released a new single, “Viper’s Love” that shows that she can hold any note and can write…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 9th, 2010

EMINEM STILL NUMBER ONE ON HOT 100 CHART Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” featuring Rihanna keeps pace to stay on top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a third straight week.   The song also notches its sixth week at the summit of the Digital Songs chart, selling another 300-thousand downloads last week,…

Thee Nosebleeds, Self-Titled

Thee Nosebleeds and their exhilarating debut album definitely get the Jimmy Rae WOW factor here.   Hard to imagine that this BIG & LOUD sound comes from just three guys out of Philly.   The three members in this group include: Kermit Hell Lyman on lead vocals & guitar, Rev. Kevin J. Cooper on bass…

BREAKING: FREEWAY RICKY ROSS OPENS UP TO SKOPE TV

Skope’s CEO, Michael Friedman aka Mikey Frieds had the pleasure of having a candid & uncensored chat with Freeway Ricky Ross. Freeway Ricky Ross is best known as a former drug kingpin known around the world for his success & fall from that dangerous world.

THE POSIES LAUNCH NEW SONG “LICENSES TO HIDE”

The Posies premiere their first song “Licenses To Hide” off the anticipated CD Blood/Candy (Out Sept 28th) with Ryko. The single, featuring angelic guest vocals from Lisa Lobsinger (lead singer of Reverie Sound Revue and vocalist of Broken Social Scene).

D-LOC NEW VIDEO “PLAYA” FEAT SAINT DOG

Kottonmouth Kings’ D-Loc has released the video for “Playa” featuring Saint Dog online. The song is the latest single from D-Loc’s upcoming solo album “Made For Kings”, which hits stores on August 17th, 2010 through Suburban Noize. [youtube EYNcWQY5DVU nolink] www.subnoizestore.com

THE MCCLYMONTS NEW VIDEO “SAVE YOURSELF”

Australian country music sensations The McClymonts aren’t afraid to tell it like it is in their new video for single “Save Yourself,” warning all those “nice guys” out there that they might get more than they bargained for!  

BIANKA IS DEFINITELY NOT A RUSSIAN SPY / MP3

In Russia this gold award winning diva is known by everyone, her fame spanning a seventh of the earth’s dry surface. Admired and loved by millions – the fame of BIANKA the RNB Super Star remains as deep a mystery as the “Russian soul”.   Bianka started her vocal career at 12 years old singing…

SKOPE & DRIVE a IPAD GIVEAWAY

Enter for a chance to win an iPad from punk rockers DRIVE A! The band just got off the Bamboozle Roadshow with All Time Low, and will be heading back out on the road this Fall with Bullet For My Valentine, Escape The Fate, and Black Tide.

The Roots, How I Got Over

One of the more head scratching moments in music in the past couple of years was when it was announced that the hip-hop band the Roots were going to be the house band for Jimmy Fallon’s late night show. Once that was declared, nearly everyone thought one of two things: 1) ?uestlove and Black Thought…

CALVIN RICHARDSON DEDICATES NEW VIDEO TO THE TROOPS

Calvin Richardson, The Soul Prince has dedicated his new music video to America’s Servicemen and Women in recognition of their bravery in protecting our freedom and way of life. In the video for “You’re So Amazing” The 2x Grammy ® nominee and ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award winner portrays a man who returns home…

RICK ROSS SCORES WITH NEW SINGLE “B.M.F.”

TEFLON DON is more than just the title of the new fourth album by Def Jam recording artist Rick Ross – it’s a title of respect earned the hard way by the man who ruled Miami’s underground rap scene, and then came out of the shadows to make the three biggest scores of his career…

HOBNOB WINES LAUNCHES 2010-2011 EDITION OF CREATIVE JUICES MUSIC PROGRAM

HobNob Wines, the approachable, sociable wines for the style-conscious millennial consumer “at the center of it all,” announces the launch of the 2010-2011 edition of their indie music program, Creative Juices, online at www.hobnobwines.com. Creative Juices offers users access to free music downloads, videos, exclusive content, and more from emerging indie music artists. Previously featured…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: The Villains “You Don’t Have To Say”

We at Skopemag.com get hundreds of exclusive tracks via various vendors on a daily basis. The goal for us is to share with our readers as many tracks that come in. Please note that some of these links expire so you got to get it while it’s hot! The Villains “You Don’t Have To Say”:…

TAMAR KAPRELIAN DEBUT ALBUM SAMPLER

The countdown to Tamar Kaprelian’s debut album has begun!   Sinner or a Saint is set to drop on August 24th, and in the meantime, fans can download a sampler featuring four of the tracks.   For only $2, you can get 4 songs from the album before it’s released including “New Day,” “Sinner or…

YELLOWCARD SIGNS TO HOPELESS RECORDS

After two-and-a-half years, the music that provided a soundtrack for rebellious-yet-sensitive, coastal-dreaming pop-punk kids of the early 00’s is back. YELLOWCARD have put the break to rest with the announcement of a brand new record on a new label and tearing into life on the road again. Returning to their pre-major label indie beginnings, Yellowcard…

Ric Zweig, Running Out Of Time

I have to say that Ric Zweig is not Running Out Of Time by any means.   Quite the contrary actually; this singer/songwriter/classic rock musician is just getting warmed up.   With the release of this new record, the music world has a lot to get excited about. Zweig spent 20 years in the field…

NEW VIDEO BY A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS

“I Lived My Life To Stand In The Shadow of Your Heart” is the fourth single from the band’s critically acclaimed record Exploding Head. Directed by Sian Alice Group’s Ben Crook (Spiritualized, Fratellis, Black Lips) the video was shot during the band’s London show on May 25th, 2010 and marks the first official appearance of…

AVENGED SEVENFOLD’S NIGHTMARE IS THE NO. 1 ALBUM

Avenged Sevenfold has cemented their status as one of the country’s favorite rock bands with their highly personal fifth studio album Nightmare, which bowed at No. 1 on Billboard’s album chart and also No.1 on Billboard’s Hard Music, Digital, Internet and Alternative Album Charts. Its No. 1 debut is the band’s highest first-week chart position…

RAPPER TECH N9NE HAS #1 INDEPENDENT ALBUM IN THE COUNTRY

TECH N9NE has the Hip Hop Midas Touch. Every CD he has touched for his past three releases has reached # 1. And once again, the first week Billboard Chart results for Tech N9ne Collabos: The Gates Mixed Plate are in — #1 Indie Album, #4 Rap Album, #13 on Billboard’s Top 200. After the…