Video: Duck Down vs. Blacksmith 2011 CMJ Showcase Recap
Courtesy Matt B.
Recap video from the sold out CMJ showcase at the Music Hall of Williamsburg featuring performances from Skyzoo & Statik Selektah, Kidz In The Hall, Smif N Wessun, Jean Grae, Pharoahe Monch, Talib Kweli & Buckshot with the live band.
Directed and Filmed by Brian Petchers - @brianpetch Filmed by Will Sanderson - @will_sanderson Filmed by Johnny Ferri
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Press Release: Childish Gambino Premieres "Bonfire" Video
Courtesy 'Stache Media.
Childish Gambino, the moniker for actor Donald Glover, has emerged as one of the most exciting young talents in music. With a unique blend of hip-hop with multiple genres, combined with lyrical genius, Childish Gambino has gone from a viral cult following to a mega sensation. Spin Magazine praises, "...[his EP's] all have showcased Glover's fiercely clever, plugged-nose flow, which recalls both Lil Wayne's verbal skywriting and Kanye West's vulnerable-braggart defensiveness."
Debut album, CAMP, is due out November 15th, 2011 on Glassnote Records.
Childish Gambino has released two mixtapes," I Am Just A Rapper" and "I Am Just A Rapper 2" and in March 2011, Childish Gambino released an untitled EP that featured the hit "Freaks and Geeks". Most recently, Childish Gambino wrapped the sold out I AM DONALD TOUR, played to over 10,000 people at the Bonnaroo Music Festival and is continuing to wow crowds at the travelling Rock The Bells Festival through October. Following his sold-out IAMDONALD Tour and dates on the travelling hip-hop festival Rock The Bells, Childish Gambino will hit 11 cities along the East Coast for the Sign Up Tour. The Sign Up Tour kicked off in Memphis, TN on October 5th and wraps on November 12th at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA as he prepares for the release of his debut album CAMP, due out November 15th, 2011.
League510 are back again, and with their new video, "S.O.S.," the usually fun-loving and party-ready group has decided to take their music to a more serious place, one that focuses on the harsh realities of day-to-day life in Oakland. "The main inspiration for this song was the senseless violence that happens in our city, Oakland, CA," remarks TK, who spits one of the songs two verses, with fellow League member Mr. Knowitall holding down the other.
PR: Rapper/Producer Kwame Releasing Series of Free Mixtapes
Courtesy Greg Pastore.
Rapper/Producer Kwame releases the first offering in a series of mixtapes which will wrap up the year. "SCIENTIST OF SOUND: VOL 1", is a special blend of some of the records that Kwame has been blessed enough to produce over the past few years.
"I couldn't fit them all on one CD but this should be a good 'Kwame, the producer, starter pack', and I hope you guys enjoy what I have been working so hard on for years. I try my best to be a well-rounded producer and musician but still remember where I originate from... HIP HOP! The reason I call this "Scientist of Sound” is because every track I make, I try to take it further. I experiment, hoping for the best outcome."
01. JoJo – Breezy 02. Tweet & Missy Elliot – Turn The Lights Off 03. Method Man – Fall Out 04. Keri Hilson – Wait (Previously Unreleased) 05. Pussy Cat Dolls – Bite Tha Dust 06. Mary J. Blige – L.O.V.E. 07. Talib Kweli – Listen 08. Fantasia – Not The Way That I Do 09. LL Cool J – 10 Million Stars 10. Osolo – Monster 11. Maaad Moiselle – Interlude 12. Keyshia Cole – No Other 13. Jawan Harris – Keisha 14. Algebra – Run & Hide 15. Christina Aguilera – Understand 16. Laurianna Mae – Suicide Bomb 17. Will Smith – Switch 18. Nola Darling – S.T.F.U. – Start the Riot 19. Skillz – Regular Guy 20. Beyond Belief ft. Red Café – Bigger Checks 21. Lloyd Banks – On Fire
Video: Awon & Kameleon Beats - "Concentration Gradient"
Courtesy Wanja Lange.
Having worked on the album for some time now the duo feel they have constructed a project that will hit a nerve with its listeners. Tracks like "Had Enough" and "They Coming" focus on the pressures and hardships of modern society while songs like "Heaven" take a more positive and forward-thinking stance. The vintage hip hop sound is still the underlying force behind their music but this project is much more aggressive musically and lyrically. Awon's delivery is firmer and Kameleon ventures into newer territory sample-wise. The result is an album hip hop heads young and old can feel.