“Intelligence and Intimidation” Coming Soon From Quietus Khan and Hustler E

Waco, Texas’ two most prominent rap veterans now come together on the upcoming Texas Family Entertainment release Intelligence and Intimidation which will be available in stores everywhere next Tuesday May 27, 2014. (@TheRealQKhan @TheRealHustlerE)

New @Lil_Wyte_ & @JellyRoll615 Video “This Down Here”

Check out this hot new video from Lil Wyte & Jelly Roll on the song “This Down Here”, taken from their current album No Filter, which is in stores everywhere, or available from iTunes here.

Hood 2 Hood Part 3 In Stores Now!

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After the success of reality DVD’s Hood 2 Hood Part 1 and Part 2, the long-awaited Part 3 has been released by Rich Kid Entertainment and is available in stores everywhere. It is also available from the Select-o-Hits Store here or at http://hood2hood.com/.

Album Review: @SONNYBAMA Chronicles The Southern Struggle

In the American mind, the South often brings up images of military struggle or racial struggle, but rarely that of class struggle.

Yet, in his debut album The Long Way Home, Mobile, Alabama rapper Sonny Bama has become the voice for the South’s dispossessed working class, continuing the legacy of left-leaning Southern populists like Big Jim Folsom and Huey Long and invoking the culture of Alabama’s Gulf Coast.

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4 Dos and Don’ts When Writing Songs

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By Cliff Goldmacher

“Which do you write first, the music or the words?” This is the classic question that all songwriters get asked. In my experience, there’s no easy – or correct – answer to this one. Sometimes it’s the music, sometimes it’s the lyrics, and, often, it’s some mystical, organic combination of the two. More importantly, there is no one way to write a song.

Some of the best – and worst – songs ever written were created using the same techniques. To that end, I’m going to cover four different ways to approach writing a song and some of the “dos” and “don’ts” you’ll want to keep in mind as you go through each one.

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New Video “The Bottom” From Mobile, AL Artist @SONNYBAMA

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Mobile, Alabama rap artist Sonny Bama shot the video for his most recent single “The Bottom” at Orange Beach on the first weekend in June. The song is taken from his debut album The Long Way Home which comes out nationally on June 25, distributed by Select-O-Hits Music Distribution. The full album is available for download on iTunes here.

The @locashcowboys Stay Focused for the Long Haul

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By LORIE HOLLABAUGH
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The LoCash Cowboys have been down on their luck more than a few times during their 10-year career. But the high-energy, fun-spirited duo is still betting that the odds are in its favor as it prepares to release its first album.

Preston Brust and Chris Lucas met when they were working as DJs at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon. Soon, they landed additional work at Tootsies Orchid Lounge. But when they were offered the coveted Friday night gig at Tootsies, having signed with the booking agency Buddy Lee Attractions, they elected to hit the road.

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For @SonnyBama, ‘The Long Way Home’ means gimmick-free hip-hop fusion

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By Lawrence Specker (al.com)
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It’s taken Sonny Bama a while to make all the connections, but he thinks his new album “The Long Way Home” will be a big step forward.  (Photos courtesy of Sonny Bama)

MOBILE, Alabama – Sonny Bama has a hard time pinning down a handy genre label for his music. But he has no trouble at all pinning down the reason why some people seem to like it so much.

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Shannon McNally (@McNally) Kicks Off A Cold, Wet First Night at Beale Street Music Festival


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Mississippi-based Shannon McNally has had a big year, garnering a lot of national attention for her new album Small Town Talk , which consists of covers of some of the superb songs by the late Louisiana songwriter Bobby Charles. This year she kicked off Beale Street Music Festival 2013 just as the rain ended, warming the hearts of a freezing but enthusiastic cadre of fans.

Person of Interest: Checking in with Memphis rap legend @DJPaulKOM

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by LOUIS GOGGANS
via Memphisflyer.com

DJ Paul, one-half of the Oscar-winning and platinum-selling Memphis rap pioneers Three 6 Mafia, talked with the Flyer about his latest album/DVD, A Person of Interest, working on a new mixtape with fellow Memphis artist and producer Drumma Boy, stepping back into the DJ-ing realm, and more.

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