PR: Swollen Members Dagger Mouth Nominated For 2012 Juno Award
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Swollen Members' new studio album “Dagger Mouth” has been nominated for a 2012 Juno Award in the category of "Rap Recording of the Year" alongside Drake, Classified, D-Sissive, and Kardinal Offishall. The 2012 Juno Awards, which are the Canadian equivalent of a Grammy award, are set to take place on Sunday, April 1st, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario at Scotiabank Place and be hosted by fellow Canadian William Shatner. Swollen Members have won four Juno Awards throughout their career and this year’s nod is the fifth time the group has been nominated.
"I'm really proud of this Juno nomination for 'Dagger Mouth'," says Prevail. "Swollen Members have gone through some trials and tribulations the last few years so to come together and create an album that was purely about artistry and have it be nominated for such a prestigious award is very heartfelt and appreciated."
“It's been an extremely rewarding year coming back to the music, both creatively and spiritually,” commented Madchild. “What a great reward and honor to be nominated for a Juno this year! We look forward to the event this March in Ottawa!”
"Prevail, Madchild, and myself are honored to be nominated this year," added Rob The Viking. "We worked hard to make 'Dagger Mouth' sound exactly how we had envisioned it and it feels amazing to get the recognition for all the blood, sweat and tears we put into it."
With Madchild now free from his addiction to pain killers and having exorcised all his demons, Swollen Members have returned with a vengeance on their seventh studio album “Dagger Mouth”. From the powerful production of Rob The Viking, to the dark poetic abstract expressionism of emcees Madchild and Prevail, “Dagger Mouth” is a return to the classic Swollen Members sound and harnesses the group’s savage chaotic energy into one focused and commanding effort.
Madchild will release his heavily anticipated debut solo album, "Dope Sick", later this year on Suburban Noize/Battle Axe Records. Madchild recently dropped his “Little Monster” digital EP online at http://tinyurl.com/6vv6eum and the video for his new single “Sh*t Talker” online at http://tinyurl.com/6n5xhru .
Prevail of Swollen Members recently released his digital "SpaseFase” EP, which features production work by Ol' City Rocker. The EP is available online at http://tinyurl.com/86cnea3 and the video for the track "Razorblades" featuring Malia May can be seen online at http://tinyurl.com/7f95c9j .
Swollen Members are currently wrapping up a sold-out Canadian tour with hip-hop super crew La Coka Nostra.
SWOLLEN MEMBERS TOUR DATES: Feb 09 - Sydney, NS @ Joan Harris Cruise Pavilion w/ Royce Da 59' Feb 10 - Saint John, NB @ Tonic Feb 11 - Moncton, NB @ Oxygen Feb 12 - Halifax, NS @ Toothy Moose
8pm-Midnight Monday 13th February 2012 @ East Village, 89 Great Eastern Street, London EC2
FREE ENTRY ALL NIGHT
As a quarter of the legendary Pharcyde Fatlip helped create the classic sound of Golden Era mid 90’s Hip-Hop. With classic albums such as “Bizarre Ride II’ & ‘Labcabincalifornia” and singles that such as ‘Passin Me By’ and the J-Dilla produced ‘Runnin’ & ‘Drop” still tearing up clubs across the world there is still a huge fan base for this group that originated as a B-Boy crew.
Having left the group Fatlip embarked on a solo career as an MC and now as a DJ. Having been honing his skills throughout Hollywood & California he now joins us for this exclusive and FREE ENTRY London show that is not to be missed!
In late December, Roddy Rod released an abbreviated EP version of his instrumental project Oakwood Grain II in time for the holidays. Now, he's announcing the release of the full edition, which hits stores everywhere on March 13th, 2012. Featuring the 21-track full Oakwood Grain II, plus the entire Oakwood Grain I, this two-disc set is a perfect showcase for Roddy's funky, dusty production.
As a vital member of two landmark underground collectives (Maspyke and DC’s Low Budget), Roddy has worked with countless top-notch artists, including Q-Tip, Edo G, Planet Asia, Wordsworth, Kev Brown, Oddisee, and many more. With 39 thumping instrumentals, plus a few choice vocal guests (including Finale, Muhsinah, Bilal Salaam, Wayna, and more), Oakwood Grain II promises to be the definitive collection from a criminally underrated hip-hop veteran.
Video: SAHTV Episode 2 - Panda Express & Baller Ass Chains
Stupid Ass Hella Tight Videos Episode 2 takes you with me to my Panda Express commercial shoot, to the Westside to kick it with my white people, and to the House of Blues on Sunset for the Smokeout Festival pre-party.. we got hella #turnt.
Video: L.E.P. Bogus Boys - "Streetz Talkin'" & "Johnny Cochran"
Courtesy Audible Treats.
You'd be hard-pressed to find an artist, signed or otherwise, with a string of videos better than the L.E.P. Bogus Boys have released over the past two years. And while each of those visuals have provided a cinematic touch to L.E.P's music, 2012 looks to be a groundbreaking year for Count & Moonie, both musically and visually.
Later this year, L.E.P. will release their own full-length feature film, and to give fans a preview of their acting chops, the duo's latest video, a true mini-movie, takes on two tracks from their recent Now Or Neva mixtape, "Streetz Talkin'" and "Johnny Cochran," clocking in at a never-dull ten minutes.
PR: Aspektz Releases First Ever Interactive Music Video "Swivel"
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Put your red cups in the air and cheers - the game will never be the same. After releasing the monstrous red cup anthem “Swivel,”, Aspektz returns with the first ever interactive music video that lets the viewer direct the entire video!
Using revolutionary technology, you can now control where the camera moves as you make your way through an insane True Thorobredz house party. With a never before seen visual effect, created by a 360-degree lens, the AP360 campaign video takes you inside the lifestyle of Aspektz as he gets his SWIVEL on with fireworks, girls and a few other surprises. The song is officially available on iTunes and the animated art is attached below.
The AP360 campaign is the first ever interactive series of music videos. The technology and interactive campaign is reportedly financed by none other than Virgin CEO and billionaire Richard Branson. Fans have the opportunity to click the videos as they play and swivel the camera in 360-degrees to decide which viewing angle they would like to watch the video from, creating a completely new music video experience every single time. Aspektz will be unleashing 360-degree viral videos as selected by the fans via Twitter, his Facebook fan page and email feedback.
Blacastan’s forthcoming LP "The Master Builder Part II" (2-CD with bonus tracks and 3D Hologram sticker) is dropping on 3/13/2012, hosted & mixed by Doo Wop & Mr. Peter Parker and it features appearances from Slaine, Celph Titled, Moe Pope, OuterSpace, Mr. Green, Reef The Lost Cauze & more. Listen to Blacastan get busy in the booth over Nas’ “Shootouts.”
Tajai, one-fourth of the mighty Souls Of Mischief, is proud to release his new album, Machine Language. A collection of new songs and previously released material that serves as a prelude to Tajai's forthcoming official album, Rap Noir, Machine Language is out now via Tajai's own label, Clear Label Records, and is available for purchase through Tajai's Bandcamp.
For the production on Machine Language, Tajai worked exclusively with Sleeprockers, a Sacramento- based crew comprising DJ's Rated R, Nocturnal, Mr. Vibe, Wanted, and Kwes, and the five-man group, with over 30 years in the game collectively, brings a cohesiveness to the project founded in their blending of drum breaks, live instrumentation, and turntablism. And since this project serves as an unofficial release of sorts, Tajai decided to enlist a range of his peers to collaborate, with artists such as Tech N9ne, Ras Kass, B-Real of Cypress Hill, DJ Revolution, Crooked I, and The Pharcyde making appearances, along with Tajai's own Hieroglyphics crew.
Machine Language also serves as a springboard for the rest of Tajai's Clear Label Records roster, along with forthcoming projects from partner labels Pushing The Beat, Clearbeat, Noor Science, and more. Collectively, in the coming months, fans can look forward to projects from a range of Bay Area and west coast talent, including League510, Cisum Tomorrow, FAMSYRK, Moses Music, Beeda Weeda, Dolla Will, and Shady Nate. Next up witll be Soul King's album, scheduled for release this quarter through Noor Science.