Welcome to the new week everyone. This past weekend was Warped Tour weekend for me, and I had a blast! Not only did I see a ton of great bands, but I was able to witness some really good friends advance in their careers. Big ups to B-Listers Warren Britt, Sketch Tha Cataclysm, J Ross Parrelli, and and my buddy Ceschi, for killin it! You can see a photo gallery with 71 pics from the day in this week's update. This week's update also features a crazy interview with comedian Eric Andre that gets pretty explicit (definitely not for the timid!), and a fantastic feature on NYC musician Drop The Lime. My NYC Scene Report has unfortunate news regarding two important music venues, but also has good news about some great artists. This week's Vid Pick comes from BS, I have a great new edition of my ABX pdocast, and, of course, there's an all new Pop Shots to get your week started off right!
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Welcome to your weekly dose of pop world musings. Covering all things pop culture, this week Pop Shots is hitting you with thoughts on everything from Pitbull’s upcoming Alaskan getaway, to Justin Bieber’s claim that he’s become a man, to some dance steps from Korea that we all need to learn, and since it’s Pop Shots you know everything is seasoned with a little bit of attitude. Read all the shots at: AdamsWorldBlog.com
Eric Andre on YouTube Comments, Coffee, & Butt Sex
Comedian Eric Andre is having a bad day. He can’t find his bike, he left his credit card at a bar last night, and his calls keep dropping while he’s on the subway. All of that’s OK, though, because he’s having a truly amazing year. His mock talk show, The Eric Andre Show, is one of Adult Swim’s biggest hits, he has a role on the ABC sitcom Don’t Trust The B---- in Apt. 23, and he’s been hitting the road doing national comedy tours.
On this rare day when very little seemed to be going his way, I caught up with Andre and witnessed him shrug his bad day off shoulders and embrace the positivity of his year. During our interview Andre discussed how much hard work, and stomach bile, it’s taken for him to get where he is today, why he never books comedians for his show, and his feelings on everything from YouTube comments, to coffee, to butt sex. Andre also told a story about a fan encounter that was beyond creepy.
NYC Scene Report - The Bowery, Anna Rose, Jim Wolf, Headsnack, & More
In this edition of the NYC scene report we have news on the closing of two legendary Lower East Side venues, a brand new video from vocally powerful rocker Anna Rose, something strange, weird, and romantic from singer/songwriter Jim Wolf, Headsnack's ode to the great big mall in the sky, and the welcome return of Sixpence None The Richer. Read the full column at: 101Distribution.com
Drop The Lime - Style Clasher
The music of Brooklyn, NY, musician Drop The Lime can be tough to describe. It incorporates elements of EDM, rock, and country, and even has a few other things thrown in for good measure.
"Why limit yourself to one genre," Drop The Lime questions. "This is more fun and I get less bored if I can dabble in everything."
Drop The Lime, whose name is derived from a grandmother's superstition that pouring a lime over a wound would break a curse, has been dabbling in everything musically his entire life...
It’s a fact that doctors recommend listening to at least one ABX podcast per month to get the right amount of great hip-hop in your life OK, so maybe they’re not medical doctors, but Dr. Dre, Dr. Octagon, and at least a few employees at Dr. Jay’s would recommend it. This month I have 12 new songs, including the ABX podcast debuts of Klokwize and Millionaires. In total, it’s nearly an hour of music and madness (I create a Southern hip-hop chorus mid-show, for no good reason) to get you through a hot summer day. Enjoy!
Cavalier - Activated FANOMM (Chew Fu, J-Cast & Substantial) - Sweet Dreams Millionaires - Boss Bitch Bubble Geese - Sunkist! Roc Doogie - Doro Jonny October - Little Joe Cartwright CookBook - WhatIGottaDo?!? Klokwize - Boogyman Blues Coole High - Speedknots Illus - Sacrifice YC The Cynic - Free Fall Del The Funky Homosapien w/ Parallel Thought - Different Guidelines
As always, thanks for reading and have a fantastic week.
http://VladTV.com - The Atlanta rapper speaks on his current relationship with G-Unit despite not still being signed to the label, and reveals that he still hangs out with Tony Yayo and is cool with 50 Cent. Scrappy also detailed his relationship with Lil Jon, who was the first artist to discover him in the early 2000's, and talks about a show they recently played at together.
345 B.St San Diego, CA 92101 DJ QUIK West Coast Legends KOKANE
DJ Quik, who's stage name reflects his ability to produce records in short time.
Kokane, the G-funk King is best known for his co-appearances on Dr. Dre's & Snoop Dogg projects.
Released his 8th studio album Released The Legend Continues Album & The Book of David on Mad Science and Fontana Distribution. Dr. Kokastien Hosted By DJ King Assassin Mixtape Under his own Independent label Bud E. Boy Entertainment. DJ Quik w/ Reggea group Hi Power Live!!!!
Oceanside, California based emcee Cayoz teams with Pennsylvania bred emcee Ensilence and deliver "Retrospect". "Retrospect" is the latest single from Cayoz's upcoming Beyond the Moniker album that examines the dichotomy between Cayoz the emcee and Regis Howard the man.
The two emcees trade similar verses that focuses on reflection. Cayoz and Ensilence also challenge the audience to think about the probability of what could happen in regards to the uncertainty of life.
VladTV took to the streets to ask people how they felt about Frank Ocean coming out on his album "Channel Orange" and if they still respected his music after they found out. People also revealed who they think the next artist to come out of the closet will be.