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January 26th marks the beginning of the Year of the Earth Ox, the sign of prosperity through fortitude and hard work. The best part? Barack Obama is an Ox, and this powerful sign is a born leader, being quite dependable and possessing an innate ability to achieve great things. GOBAMA, we’re all in this together!

NOTORIOUS in Theatres Now, with strong reviews and a hot Soundtrack


Oakland recording artist Kev Choice – the artist dubbed as “Most Multi-Talented Musician” and Oakland’s “First Rapping Instrumentalist,” announces the release of “The Inauguration” EP, available as free download @ kevchoice.com/

Mixtape King, DJ Graffiti, dropped his new one featuring exclusive Biggie remixes by Astronote & hosted by Talib Kweli, “Bigger & Better – The Notorious Remixes, download free @ Biggie.SPRKD.com

Vibe Magazine Article by Kelley Carter: The Battle for J Dilla’s Legacy. Detroit’s DJ House Shoes released his “King James Version – Chapter 1:Verse1” Dilla tools tribute mixtape last week, available now via digital download or CD with shipping on RenaissanceSoulDetroit. Partial proceeds benefit Ma Dukes, Dilla’s mother and her battle with Lupus.

Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco March 31 – April 3, 2009 brings together the designers, developers, entrepreneurs, VCs, marketing professionals, product managers, and business strategists building the next-generation web. Along with a vibrant Expo Hall and plenty of networking opportunities, five main conference tracks discuss a spectrum of Web 2.0 topics from strategy to web ops, design, security, and more. Register today and save $100 or get a FREE Expo Pass at http://www.web2expo.com/sf

Join Tee Alford & Funky People Online for another exciting Memorial Day Weekend vacation trip! The Funky People Panama Tour ’09 takes place on May 22-26, 2009 for 5 Days and 4 nights. Packages include Hotel Meals, Drinks, Casino Credits, Sightseeing Day Tours, Hotel Accommodations, Transfers, and Roundtrip Airfare. Explore the historic culture, nightlife, beaches and more scenic treasures of Central America with our travel group couples and singles. Pricing Details and Package Options


MySpace Music added a few hundred thousand songs to its streaming music service today by signing up four more independent-label aggregators and labels. This comes at a time when Facebook is still facing hurdles to launching its own music service more..


Talib Kweli, Res and Graph Nobel are Idle Warship and they killed their show last weekend in Los Angeles, Full Review


PODCAST:Time & AwareNess

Z-Trip Drops New Obama Mixtape

MP3: New Gorillaz Demos

Next 1000 Is Looking for New Talent

WIN: MOTOROKR E8, Preloaded w/ Common’s ‘Universal Mind Control’

INTERVIEW: Exile “Reimaging the Instrumental CD”