Open Mike Eagle signs three project deal with Mello Music Group

Open Mike Eagle (Hellfyre Club) has signed a three project deal with Mello Music Group for 2014 & 2015. The first album "Dark Comedy" is being readied for a summer release and is set to be one of 2014's biggest records.

Mike is Chicago born and raised with a degree in Pyschology. After moving to Los Angeles, Mike joined up with the Project Blowed collective and began making music with Aceyalone, Abstract Rude, and Busdriver. He's also gained noteriety in the comedy world by rapping at shows for Hannibal Burress, Matt Besser, and Paul F. Tompkins. Mello Music Group is excited to have an emcee on board who raises the team's average SAT score so much.

Max Bell of Passion of the Weiss writes:

"Along with the announcement, Mike and MMG have released an official video for “Qualifier

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Amber Glass releases new My Name Is tribute video to Eminem

When rapper Eminem made his 1999 debut with the ground breaking hit "My Name Is" from his "The Slim Shady LP" project, he turned the music scene upside down and positioned himself as the "Rap God" he is today. Fifteen years later, female rapper Amber Glass is vying for the "Rap Goddess" throne.

Spitting fierce lyrical fury with feminine flow, the new artist, from Power Moves Media, pays tribute to the rap legend with a bold, unapologetic remake of his "My Name Is" single via a vibrantly brand new video release. Please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vkgEdqe4zI to view the video now.

An Oklahoma native, Amber Glass is the discovery of Power Moves Media CEO Nitro. A potent mix of sass, sex and sizzle, Glass spews unrepentant verses that roll raw and punch with dominion. Take fem

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Tef Poe releases new video from his Cheer For The Villain album

The first official video from Tef Poe's heavily buzzing new release Cheer For The Villain is here.

Called Hennessy, the visuals are directed by Remrod and the track itself has a distinct sting to it, but finishes smoothly. Tef, talking real talk as always, exudes bravery and confidence in the midst of frustration and anxiety. The guitar, drums and keys on the album are mostly live by executive producer DJ Burn One and 5 Points Music Group.

Cheer For The Villain was just released independently by Footklan/Overdose Entertainment. Tef Poe embodies the righteous, misunderstood villain and definitely has you cheering for him.

Check out the new video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GHaVpVUoYE and album http://tefpoemusic.bandcamp.com/album/cheer-for-the-villain and say hi to the bad

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Albuquerque emcee Wake Self releases sophomore effort

Albuquerque hip-hop staple Andy "Wake Self" Martinez had a stellar year in 2013. He released his first solo album, The Healing Process, and toured the country in support of the record, winning over new fans and solidifying his reputation as a fearless emcee.

On March 18, 2014, Martinez drops his sophomore effort, Good Things Happen to Those Who Wake, a 12-track voyage through the New Mexico native's mind.

Packed with flawless production by PH8, Percy Wells and DJ Young Native, Martinez effortlessly ebbs and flows over each beat with the fluidity of a master. With atypical lyrical content ranging from yoga, energy cleansing and eating organic food to population control, wearing matching flannels with his older brother and social media dumbing down America, Good Things Happen to Those

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Apollo Brown announces new instrumental album

Today, Detroit producer Apollo Brown has announced his first new instrumental album since "Clouds" (2011). The new album titled Thirty Eight will be released May 6th, 2014 on Mello Music Group. Those who pre-order Apollo Brown's Thirty Eight https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/thirty-eight/id838614636 will receive the new single, "The Answer" as an instant download.

Apollo Brown's Thirty Eight is a contemporary throwback, inhabiting the realm of reverent reinvention and innovation. It deftly bridges the gap between '70s Blaxploitation soundtracks (e.g. Curtis Mayfield or Marvin Gaye) and the hip-hop records that sampled from them.

Brown enlists New York mercenary Roc Marciano for the soundtrack's two features. With the sharpest of eyes and the frostbitten wit of a Polo clad hustler sl

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Bruse Wane releases new single featuring Keith Murray

Wane Enterprises CEO and New York artist Bruse Wane presents "Return Of The Spitters (RMX)", the new single from The Dark Knight Album...The Day The Earth Stood Still.

Produced by Al Walton Jr., "Spitters" features guest verses from Keith Murray as well as Fam-Illy, an artist on his Wane Enterprises roster. A native of the Bronxdale Houses Projects in the Soundview section of the Bronx, Bruse founded Wane Enterprises in 2001, hosting events featuring Styles P, Papoose, N.O.R.E, Buckshot, Remy Ma and Keith Murray, who Bruse chose to bless the remix of the original version of "Return Of The Spitters", which can be heard on The Dark Knight Album.

"I began contemplating a remix with a legend on it. Whoever I used I did not want to go too far back or too current, so Keith Murray was the

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