Adam: "We have hit the midpoint of October, which means two things - 1) I'm a year older (my birthday was yesterday), and 2) Halloween is coming up. This month's edition of my ABX podcast actually has very little to do with either of those things, I really just wanted to mention it was my birthday. What this month's podcast DOES have is ten new songs, including the ABX debuts of Big Ol' Dirty Bucket, Ollie Ox, and Jake Palumbo. I also run off at the mouth about a female rapper I had dinner with (start your rumor mill now... and then stop it pretty quickly thereafter), and send out a special message to the cute girl at my liquor store. It's a jam packed 45 minutes. Enjoy! Follow me on Twitter at @AdamsWorldBlog or hit me up with feedback at AdamB@RapReviews.com." The Adam B Experience is 100% PODSAFE and FREE so tell your friends to download ABX right here at RapReviews.com!
* Snow Tha Product - Hola
* Big Ol' Dirty Bucket - Mic Smoke
* Ollie OX - Huff N' Puff
* Toussaint Morrison - The Girl From The Liquor Store
* G.T.P. - We Are (off of The Just Ron Files album)
* Tah Phrum Duh Bush w/ Ciph Diggy, iAreConscious, Super King Armor, K. Gaines, Demostina, and Coole High - Nightmares In The Daytime
* Jake Palumbo w/ Reef The Lost Cauze - Good Fight
* Hired Gun - And For My Next Trick
* Top $ Raz - ON
* Coolzey - wire mother vs cloth mother
MP3: Stereo Boyz presents B-Boyz (Kid BoomBox & Brand New) - Pass That Mic
Courtesy Wanja Lange.
The Stereo Boyz finally introduce two members of the Stereo Crew, a collective of artists around the Stereo Boyz. B-Boyz are Kid Boombox and Brand New, who have both appeared on Stereo Boyz releases in the past.
Devine Carama - ADHD Flow (produced by Filthy Rich)
Some more new work from another compilation project I'm featured on. This song is entitled "ADHD Flow" and is featured on Louisville, KY producer Filthy Rich's new album "The Filthy Few". Filthy enlist some of KY's up and coming MC's to spit over some of his best production. Album available now and fans can name their own price!
Devine Carama's Thoughts
"Just one off... I one take of me just spitting some random bars and even freestyling. Just some hip hop ish.."
For the past two years, Blueprint has steadily been touring and working on brand new material. To celebrate the release of his new self-released project, Deleted Scenes, he's heading out on the road starting once again. The Deleted Scenes Tour, with special guest Mad Dukez, starts November 1. Check out the dates below and don't miss a show near you!
Nov 1 Huntington, WV @ V Club (18+)
Nov 2 Johnson City, TN @ Mecca (21+)
Nov 3 Richmond, VA @ Canal Club (All Ages)
Nov 4 Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks (All Ages)
Nov 5 Toronto, ON @ Rancho Relaxo (All Ages)*
Nov 6 London, ON @ Call The Office (19+)*
Nov 7 Kingston, ON @ The Mansion (19+)*
Nov 8 Ottawa, ON @ Ritual (19+)*
Nov 9 Buffalo, NY @ Dukes Bohemian Grove Bar (21+)
Nov 10 Chicago, IL @ Underground Wonder Bar (21+)**
Nov 11 Peoria, IL @ Cam's Place (21+)**
Nov 12 Omaha, NE @ The Hideout (21+)
Nov 13 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre (21+)**
Nov 14 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews (21+)**
Nov 15 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall (All Ages)
Nov 16 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Shred Shed (All Ages)
Nov 17 Ketchum, ID @ Whiskey Jacques (21+)
Nov 18 Boise, ID @ The Shredder (All Ages)
Nov 19 Reno, NV @ Ruben's Cantina (21+)
Nov 20 Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar (21+)
Nov 21 Cortez, CO @ Blondie's (21+)
Nov 22 Tempe, AZ @ The Blunt Club at Yucca Tap Room (21+)
Nov 24 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar (21+)
Nov 28 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar (21+)**
Nov 29 St Louis, MO @ Fire Bird (17+)**
Nov 30 Lawrence, KS @ Grenada (All Ages)**
Dec 1 Columbia, MO @ Mojo's (21+)**
All dates with Mad Dukez and Fresh Kils
* also with Atherton
** also with Steddy P and DJ Mahf
Adam's World Weekly 10/15 - Birthday Edition (Yeah, I'm Old)!
Courtesy Adam Bernard.
Welcome to the new week everyone. Today is a great day. Why, you ask? Because it's my birthday! That's right, 34 years ago today I made my debut, a crying baby with a full head of hair. Today I have less hair, less tears, and far more clothes on! I also have a ton of great features for you to start your week with. Not one, not two, but THREE interviews are in this week's update as I sat down with hip-hop artist, and longtime B-Lister, Homeboy Sandman, the very jazzy Samantha Preis, and the downtempo pop group Love Inks. In addition to all the interviews, there's also a brand new Pop Shots, and a great Vid Pick from Deathrow Tull that will give you an idea of what their raucous live shows are like.
If you dig any of these features please feel free to forward this email to a friend. I'd really appreciate it. Thanks, and enjoy!
Pop Shots - Seeing The Future
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 Justin Bieber’s potential for becoming a hippie, to Ke$ha invading your bookshelf, to the Cher Lloyd song high school seniors will be crying to come summer, and since it’s Pop Shots you know everything is seasoned with a little bit of attitude.
There’s no need to beat around the bush, at RapReviews we’re big fans of Homeboy Sandman. We’ve been featuring him in some way, shape, or form, be it an interview, album review, or placement in a podcast, since 2008. With his latest album, First of a Living Breed, having just been released on Stones Throw Records, and Sandman currently on a huge US tour with Brother Ali, we thought it was high time we caught up with him again.
During a relaxed moment before the tour’s New York City date at Bowery Ballroom I sat down with Sandman at a local park, where we later found a few of the city’s finest rats were, in fact, beating around various bushes, to find out how life has been treating him since signing to Stones Throw. Sandman also discussed the new album, what he remains proud of when it comes to his previous releases, and his strong desire to help bring about a rebirth of individuality. Sandman then revealed what aspect of his goals coincides with Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
The stereotype of the coffee shop performer is that of a guy with a guitar attempting to do his best John Mayer, Jack Johnson, or Dave Matthews impression. What you don’t expect is to hear someone who is reminiscent of Norah Jones, or Tori Amos. That was the surprise I experienced when Samantha Preis sat down at the piano at Las Vetas, in Fairfield, CT, two weeks ago.
Preis, a singer/pianist originally from Connecticut, but now residing in NYC, says people describe her work as a mix of genres, “they’re saying it’s pop that’s infused with jazz and folk.” Drawing inspiration from everything from the jazz greats she grew up listening to, to her schooling at Berklee College of Music, to her love of Paul McCartney’s songwriting, Preis creates a relaxed vibe similar to that of a jazz lounge. During her performance I couldn’t help but think she’d be perfectly at home on stage at the Blue Note, or a similar venue.
I caught up with Preis a couple days after that performance to find out more about her and her music, and during our conversation she also discussed a run in she had with a group of Disney princesses, how a tour of Egypt affected her, and why there’s a chance you could get a free cookie at any of her shows.
Love Inks - Love is in the Air, & Coming Through Your Speakers
If the Yeah Yeah Yeahs decided to chill out and do something downtempo they might sound a little like the Austin, Texas, band Love Inks. Comprised of singer Sherrie LeBlanc, her husband, guitarist Kevin Dehan, bassist Derek Brown, and their latest addition, drummer James Jones, the group has been making a name for itself in their hometown’s lively music scene over the past few years.
In 2011 the band released E.S.P., which in this case stands for Emotive Simple Pop, and they’re readying the release of their follow up, Love Field, for the Spring of 2013. On a night when Love Inks was hitting the stage at Pianos in New York City, I caught up with LeBlanc on a bustling Ludlow Street to find out more about the band’s music, her very spiritual side, and where she found support while touring following the passing of her father. LeBlanc also revealed why if you attend a Love Inks show it might be a good idea to bring a date.