Audio: The Black Opera - Queen of Hearts (f. Mayer Hawthorne)
Courtesy Mello Music Group.
The Black Opera dropped their latest bit, a love song of sorts, entitled "Queen of Hearts" off at XXL for Valentine's Day. The track is a mellow introspective rundown of all the things that "She" is, or could be, to her King. Who is "She"? Decide for yourself. The Black Opera and fellow creator Mayer Hawthorne, who is featured on the hook of this track, each have their own interpretation of the perfect "Queen of Hearts".
This years conference sees the return of the highly successful Hip Hop Panel, this time around featuring Grammy Nominated British Emcee Monie Love, music power publicist Lajoyce Brookshire, and Telli Michaels Of Ninjasonik.
Rolling Stones Manager/Producer Andrew Loog Oldham will be joined by the veteran music industry executive & manager Danny Fields(Iggy and the Stooges, Ramones, Velvet Underground, Nico, The Doors, MC5) for an hour-long Keynote conversation delving deep into the heart, blood and sweat of Rock and Roll. There will also be a series of roundtable networking events, plus The Anfield Wrap, the UK's 2nd biggest podcast after The Guardian, podcasting live from The Wythe Hotel.
Following the conference New York Sound City will host a showcase of the hottest emerging talent, out of the UK and abroad, at The Knitting Factory Brooklyn. Massively popular British bands The Enemy and Reverend and the Makers are set to headline alongside a curated collection of international up-and-comers including The Tea Street Band, The Verdict, Brodka, KOF and the just-added Wet Nuns, a blues-stoner-punk behemoth, the sound of women, death, beards, skulls & whiskey, the dark matters ground through stomach-churning guitars and ugly drumming, the loudest 2-piece band in the world. This is a rare opportunity to see these bands in such an intimate setting - they're playing to crowds of thousands at home and it won't be long before their US profile catches up!
There are three levels of ticketing options (purchase tickets here)
The Delegate Pass (All access pass to panels, podcast & showcase) - $80
Knitting Factory Showcase + The Anfield Wrap Live Podcast - $30
Knitting Factory Showcase only - $20
New York Sound City Conference
Monday March 11: 12 pm - 6pm
The Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn, NY 11249
The Anfield Wrap Live Podcast
Monday March 11: 6pm - 7pm
The Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Monday 11th March: 7pm doors
The Knitting Factory: 361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
What better day to drop the official "BALANCE" video? Billionaire B links up with Jonathas and OVOXO's The Weeknd to bring you this dark, moody, sort-of love song that shows you that love is off kilter, strange and everything but balanced. You LOVED the song, now here's the visuals! The video was shot in Vancouver and you can catch Billionaire B next month at the South By Southwest music festival as an official performing artist!
Hip-hop fans have been waiting way too long for Ghostface and DOOM's collaborative DOOMSTARKS album, and many have given up hope of it ever coming to fruition. But in a recent clip from a tour stop in Amsterdam, Ghost confirms that the project is still very much happening. We also got our hands on some grainy footage of an alleged meeting between the two rap icons later that night...draw your own conclusions.
The “Papi Wardrobe Kings” renaissance continues as he commingled with his Wu-Tang comrades on RZA’s “The Man With The Iron Fists” OST on the Wu-Tang Clan reunion track “Six Directions Of Boxing” and with his appearance on the Wu-Tang Clan & D-Block project "Wu-Block,” Wu-Tang Clan's tenth official member, Cappadonna, returns with his own forthcoming double-CD, 'Eyrth, Wynd & Fyre,' which will be released on 2-26-2013 on RBC Records.
Press Release: Poetically Contagious - Inspired into Stardom
Today’s Urban Music Fans are upset, and disappointed, with the Music Industry for not delivering the quality of Music that was presented in the 90s. That is where “Poetically Contagious” comes in… Poetically Contagious is a R&B/Hip-Hop group, featuring a singer/song writer (J-1,2) and a rapper/song writer (Captain Kirk – Man!). This is their debut Album “Inspired into Stardom” – featuring R&B and Hip-Hop songs with high quality production, on a variety of topics such as Sex, Inspiration, and Cash (as heard in their Club Hit “Time to get that Cash", which can be heard in Clubs around the World- with DJ Ncredable (Detroit, Michigan), DJ Status (Glasgow, Scotland, UK), DJ Said (Fier, Albania), DJ Donchino (Partenkirchen), DJ Ramzi (Germany), DJ Sweets (Brooklyn, New York),), and DJ Brilliant (Florida)).
Poetically Contagious was formed in February, 2010, in Broome County, New York.
Its Members include Singer/Song writer; J-1,2 and Rapper/Song writer; Captain Kirk – Man!.
J-1,2 is originally from the Bronx, New York (New York City), and Captain Kirk – Man! is originally from Brooklyn, New York (New York City).
They have performed at Alfred University, and Binghamton University just to name a few.
They have been featured in the Summer 2011 issue of MAMI Magazine (1st Major interview), and the Fall 2011 issue of MAMI Magazine (Lyrics from Album track “1st Date (Relax its ok)).
In September 2012; they released their 1st Major Music Video - Directed by L.A.'s # 1 Music Video Director- Edward Mendoza - and in less than 2 months, the Video has accumulated over a quarter million views
Brooklyn's own Kris Kasanova gets some Chinese food and throws a party in the whip as he spazzes over some slamming production from Ibe in these fresh visuals. "Mosh Pit" will be featured on Kris' highly anticipated project 24K dropping February 21st.
Mixtape: SkoolBoy aka Porn Star Skoolie - Dorm Room Sexxin
During a recent interview SkoolBoy expressed the three songs that he wants both his fans and media most to listen to upon the release of this mixtape. You know if I had a chance to hand pick the first three songs you’d hear it would be Technical Foul, Name On It and In The Morning they are all official bangers!!! “ says an excited SkoolBoy.