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June 16, 2009

June Album Releases – Pseudo Slang, Blaq Poet and Sin

Filed under: Get To Know,New Music — Felicia @ 11:07 am

Pseudo Slang releases We’ll Keep Looking on Fat Beat RecordsPseudo Slang

Pseudo Slang is a hip-hop duo from the Buffalo, NY music scene. Emcee Sick of the Xtracts of Slang and Tone Atlas of the Pseudo Intellectuals teamed up about a decade ago to form Pseudo Slang – a side project that took on a career of its own. After their debut release, The Catalogue (a compilation of tracks PS laid down from 1999 to 2004), Pseudo Slang switched to full time. After being quickly signed to stalwart hip-hop label Fat Beats Records, Pseudo Slang released the single “Broke and Copasetic” in 2006. National and international tours followed, and the build towards their first complete studio release as a duo is almost at its apex: We’ll Keep Looking is available now via Fat Beats Records. For more info visit

Blaq PoetBlaq Poet dropping Tha Blaqprint on Fat Beat Records

Blaq Poet, a Queensbridge, NY native, first made a name for himself in 1987, entering his name into the legendary battle of Queens vs. The Bronx with his song “Beat You Down,” a scathing attack on KRS-One. Later, honoring a dead friend and namesake, he formed the hardcore rap group Screwball, comprised of other QB spitters Hostyle, Solo, and Poet’s cousin KL. Elsewhere, he appeared on the anthemic LP Nas Presents Queensbridge’s Finest, alongside Jungle and Cormega on “Straight Outta Q.B.” Blaq Poet’s refusal to dilute his subject matter or soften his cadence attracted the interest of rap’s most legendary producer, DJ Premier. Preemo, along with fellow luminaries Pete Rock and Marley Marl, laced Screwball’s Y2K album with Poet’s beloved boom-bap. A second album, Loyalty, would follow the next year, thereafter the Screwed Up compilation in 2004. Premier also lent his sonic signature to Poet’s 2006 solid solo debut, Rewind: Deja Screw. Preemo then inked Blaq Poet to his own Year Round Records label. Blaq Poet’s new album, Tha Blaqprint, will be available June 30th from Year Round Records via Fat Beats Distribution. For more info visit

Sin to release If He’s King, Then I’m God  If He's King Then I'm God

Born Filip Filipi in Belgrade, Serbia, the 23 year old Sin came to Canada as a refugee of the civil war in the former Yugoslavia 15 years ago. His debut Sizzerb Vol. 1 Presented by DJ Vlad, sold 12,000 units in 2005, making history by becoming the best selling mixtape in Canada and being featured as a top pick on MTV Mixtape Mondays. His sophomore effort, Big Mike & Nu Jerzey Devil Present: Sizzerb Mixtape Vol. 2 – Sin’s City further solidified his grasp on the underground hip-hop scene and produced the popular hits “If God Close The Gate,” and “How Gangstas Do”- feat. Cam’ron, Bezel & Purple City.Rapper/producer Sin is set to release a new mixtape, If He’s King, Then I’m God, on June 28. Propelled by the international hit single “Boom,” which debuted on the season finale of the #1 rated FOX show “So You Think You Can Dance,” the mixtape features guest spots from Lil Wayne, Santigold, Cupid, Opera Steve, Harlem’s Cash & Mysonne. Also serving as the co-executive producer for the CD, Sin showcases his unique voice, prolific songwriting ability and vast versatility on this 23-track classic. For more info visit

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