Talib Kweli Debuts New Video Directed By R.A. The Rugged Man
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R.A. The Rugged Man may be best known for his lyrical skills, but he's also a talented video director whose past credits include videos for Capitol Records, Rhymesayers Entertainment, Tech N9ne, Jedi Mind Tricks, and Psalm One. Most recently, iconic emcee Talib Kweli recruited R.A. to direct the music video for "Human Mic," off Kweli's new album Prisoner of Conscious.
Audio: Rich Quick f/ Rakka Iriscience & Reef The Lost Cauze - 'Travelin' Man'
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Born and raised in Woodbury New Jersey, in his high school years, Rich Quick was the co-founder of a hip-hop group appropriately named “Rag Tag” because of their diverse and disorderly composition.
In April 2012 Rich released, I'm With The DJ, and while touring for the project and after a show, Rich was approached by Jeff Davis aka Stress the White Boy. Stress and Chuck Treece, a powerhouse production duo referred to as STREECE (who have previously produced for Lil Wayne, The Roots, Gym Class Heroes, Travie McCoy, Tyga, Good Charlotte, Sting & Billy Joel among many others) and after hitting it off they began working with Rich on material that would eventually turn into his forthcoming Sad Songz EP which will be released on 8-20-2013.
The work on Sad Songz captured the attention of multi-Grammy award winning artist, Tim "Timebomb" Armstrong of Rancid & Transplants fame. Armstrong, a longtime friend of Stress, collaborated on a track with STREECE and Rich. The track entitled "Stay True" became part of the Tim Timebomb and Friends project and quickly became a fan favorite.
With his release date right around the corner, today he releases a bonus cut, "Travelin' Man,” from his forthcoming EP featuring 1/2 of Dilated Peoples & Reef The Lost Cauze and remixed by STREEZE. Other notable collaborators on Sad Songz include Jakk Frost & Vinnie Paz.
Royce Wynn Presents: "Dopeness" (The Coolest Comedy Show in NY) Aug. 27th!
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Name of show is: Dopeness
Location: Ugly Kitchen 103 1st Ave, Ny, Ny
Date: Tuesday Aug 27
Great Filipino Dishes
Performers: Menuhin Hart, Kerryn Feehan, Neko White, Neil Charles, Rob Cantrell
Comedians from Carolines, NBC, Comedy Central and Comedy Cellar
Host: Royce Wynn from ESPN
Music by: DJ Gyvis
Tanya Morgan Drops New Joint "Pick It Up" Prod. by 6th Sense
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After the release of the first single "For Real" earlier this year, Brooklyn based hip-hop duo Tanya Morgan are readying their third LP, Rubber Souls, produced by New York producer 6th Sense (B.o.B., Outasight, Talib Kweli, Mickey Factz, Homeboy Sandman, The Lonely Island, etc.). To be released on September 24th on ImprintOne80, Rubber Souls is a fuller, more robust sound than group's previous two discs, reflecting their decision to shake up the entire recording process for this project. Not only did they hand the production reins to an outsider for the first time, but they also added a stable of musicians with whom to collaborate. Moreover, Donwill and Von Pea recorded each song on the album together (as opposed to individually as they have in the past).
Xist Music and Jahaziel have released the lead single from Jahaziel's forthcoming album due out later this fall. "They Don't Know" features a guest appearance from Maxi Priest. Jahaziel and his family do community outreach with The Eden Network in North London. "This song is a social commentary describing the darker side of the community I live in. A side that many within it want to escape, and one that many outside of it would rather ignore."
Black Milk Announces No Poison No Paradise Tour 2013
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Producer and rapper Black Milk has announced his upcoming 22-city No Poison No Paradise Tour, set to begin September 20th in Dallas, Texas. Joining the tour is live band Nat Turner (Aaron "Ab" Abernathy on keys and vocals, Malik Hunter on bass, and Z Horton on drums, with Bill Sharp as DJ), as well as guests Quelle and DJ Sober. Black Milk will perform music from his new album, No Poison No Paradise, which is due out October 15th via Fat Beats/Computer Ugly. "I'm looking forward to hitting the road again with a new album on the way and new music to perform," says Black Milk, "Nat Turner and I have great chemistry together, and we push the show to new heights every year. This run will be the best yet."
Sep. 20 - Dallas, TX @ Dada
Sep. 21 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar
Sep. 22 - Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
Sep. 25 - Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55
Sep. 26 - San Diego, CA @ Boar Cross'n
Sep. 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex
Sep. 28 - San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar
Sep. 29 - San Jose, CA @ Pagoda
Oct. 1 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
Oct. 2 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
Oct. 4 - Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Sol
Oct. 5 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
Oct. 9 - New York, NY @ Santos Party House
Oct. 11 - Boston, MA @ Middle East
Oct. 12 - Burlington, MA @ Signal Lounge
Oct. 13 - Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Underworld
Oct. 15 - Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
Oct. 16 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's
Oct. 17 - Toledo, OH @ Frankies
Oct. 18 - St. Louis, MO @ Blank Space
Oct. 19 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Oct. 20 - Iowa City, IA @ Gabe's