J Rand Joins "Closer to My Dreams" Tour with @Tyga
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JRAND JUST JUMPED ON THE MTV JAMS 'CLOSER TO MY DREAMS' TOUR WITH RAPPER TYGA, KIRKO BANGZ AND IGGY AZALEA. FIRST TOUR STOP WILL BE IN DETROIT ON SEPTEMBER 15TH FOLLOWED BY 6 MORE DATES.
Sept. 15 - Detroit, MI - The Filmore Sept. 16 - Chicago, IL - The Congress Theatre Sept. 18 - Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion Sept. 19 - Washington, DC - The Fillmore Sept. 20 - NYC - The Best Buy Theatre Sept. 21 - Philly - Electric Factory Sept. 23 - Boston - House of Blues
GQ Nothin Pretty Drops Video For "Childhood Change"
Courtesy Jason Faust.
Emcee GQ Nothin Pretty has dropped a new video / single for “Childhood Change” (video and purchase link below). The track features a melodic hook by Army Of The Pharaohs, Block McCloud and production by Sweden’s Viktor Ax. The video (Directed by Joshua Ramirez for Jack Nine Films) is set in the biggest locales in GQ’s life, The Bronx and Allentown, PA where he grew up. The three verses of the track deal with three major events in his life that the emcee would change if he could. Astute viewers will notice cameos from such GQ comrades as King Magnetic (Army Of The Pharaohs), Cappadonna (Wu-Tang Clan) and more.
Brother Ali premieres new video on MTVu, pens blog on Frank Ocean for Huffington Post, discusses the importance of voting with VIBE TV, kicks off nationwide tour and prepares album release Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color on Tuesday.
Signed to renowned Jazz label “Owl Studios”, Jaecyn Bayne’s debut LP, Audio Therapy, is now available at all fine music outlets and features guest appearances from Styles P, Fred the Godson & Canibus alongside production from Streetrunner and Bronze Nazareth among others.
Video: KP (of Good Biz) - "Simply Amazing" ft. The Kennedy's
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KP and his Goodbiz Music Company have been making waves in the Northwest for years with a steady supply of quality music and collaborations with artists such as Bun B, X-Clan, Illmaculate, and more. Now KP is making waves, literally, in the visuals for "Simply Amazing" ft. The Kennedy's - the first single from his debut solo album Slaps (out now). "Simply Amazing" is a celebration of life and music in KP's world and the video, courtesy of IVLG media.
Official Video for "Dreamin'" from NY's break through star AWAR has him lucid dreaming of winning Grammys while singer Antonio Mclendon croons the mantra, "Work All Day, Hustle All Night" with M-Phazes star power production. This single has all the chemistry of a radio hit and the dream state imagery of the video captures the big city lights and dreams mentality.
Touring with Killer Mike & The GZA/Still Dreamin 8
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Welcome to another increasingly infrequent e-mail blast. I wanted to drop off my brand new soul tape before I left for tour. Oh, and tell you about tour.
Fresh off the unreal experience that was the Into the Wild Tour, tomorrow I leave for Victoria, British Columbia to play the Rifflandia festival with Killer Mike, before we start the 64 Squares tour with The GZA on Saturday in Toronto. We'll be on the road for about five weeks, ending 10/20 in Philadelpha. I'll be DJing for both Mike AND the GZA, so it will be an amazing time. (And super exhausting.) It's been a good summer for this rap fan. If we'll be in your area, come on out...click here for dates & cities. http://djtrackstar.com/schedule/ .
One can’t listen to Hip-Hop all the time. No matter how big a rap fan you are, you need a break here and there to balance the intensity and aggression Hip-Hop provides. As a break from the beats and rhymes, I present to you Still Dreamin 8, which continues the vibe set by volume 7 and features smooth feel-good tunes old and new from folks like Dam-Funk, HouseShoes, Electric Wire Hustle, BJ The Chicago Kid and more. If you check this smooth shit out and still end up ready to scrap, you were a lost cause to begin with.
Thanks for your support, and for taking a minute to read this. Nothing is more precious than time, I appreciate yours.