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The Mix:

When Detroit rapper Finale titled his debut album A Pipe Dream And A Promise, it was to represent the personal struggle and perseverance that comes along with quitting your full-time job, foregoing a steady paycheck, and putting everything you have into making it as an artist. On April 7, the promise of that pipe dream will finally be realized with the album's official release via Interdependent Media. And now, weeks before the official release date, Finale and Interdependent Media have teamed up with Bay Area DJ King Most to give fans a chance to sneak-peak the album themselves. More than just an album sampler, the 15 track Mega-Mix features DJ King-Most's personal touch throughout, cutting from track to track, giving listeners just enough to want more.

Having already received high acclaim, the album features production from fellow Detroit natives J Dilla and Black Milk, as well as Nottz, Flying Lotus, Oddisee, and more. Finale has already received attention for the recent release of Super Finale, a Super Mario Bros-themed video game, starring Finale as the main character, and for the release of his first single, "Motor Music," produced by Black Milk.

SXSW update: FInale will be performing with fellow Detroit native Invincible at SXSW this Saturday at Back Alley Social at 11:40pm.

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The Background:

Before making his entrance into hip-hop, Finale worked as an automotive engineer promising to one day follow his dream of becoming a rapper. Making the rounds at local Detroit open mics and emcee battles, Finale began to mingle with local talents like Guilty Simpson and One.Be.Lo. After emailing some joints back and forth with J Dilla, Finale finally met him backstage at the DEMF (Detroit Electronic Music Festival), where Dilla introduced him to Madlib, saying that he was one of the best in the game. “It was an honor and definitely a defining moment," says Finale. After realizing his passion and talent for hip-hop, Finale decided to finally quit his day job, follow his true passion, and make music a full-time career. After a handful of Fat Beats released singles, an album released with European producer Spier 1200 as a part of The Rawkus 50, and numerous appearances on independent releases from Invincible, eLZhi and others, Finale's official debut LP, A Pipe Dream & A Promise, will be released in stores and online on Aptil 7th via Interdependent Media.

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About Interdependent Media:

Founded in 2006 in the Bay Area by Evan Phillips, Interdependent Media has built unique strengths in the development, production, and marketing of recorded music via new methods of marketing and promotion. Armed with a comprehensive understanding of both traditional and emerging methods of marketing, iM has successfully created multi-faceted methods of raising awareness and interest in their projects. Industry veterans Ian "ID" Davis and Dominic Del Bene head operations at iM and are credited with discovering and/or developing artists such as 9th Wonder, Little Brother, Tanya Morgan, Blackalicious, Del the Funky Homosapien, the Hieroglyphics and more. In 2009, iM will be releasing multi-media projects from artists Finale, Canibus, K'naan, Truthlive, and Tanya Morgan. For more information, please visit


Album Mega Mix by DJ King Most

Super Finale Video Game

"One Man Show" prod. by Black Milk 8-bit Videogame Version

"Motor Music" produced by Black Milk

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