Joonbug's Sketchbook: Black Milk No Poison No Paradise Artwork
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Black Milk will also embark on his No Poison No Paradise Tour with Quelle and DJ Sober later this month, kicking off September 20th in Dallas, TX and running 28 dates before wrapping up on October 24th in Washington, DC.
The official video to Maejor Ali's "Lolly" featuring Justin Bieber & Juicy J is finally here! The video itself has gone viral, garnering near half a million views within 12-hours, meanwhile sparking an instagram #LollyDance video trend.
Today Seattle rapper Nissim, formerly known as D.Black, releases his self-titled album, his first full length work since converting to Orthodox Judaism and beginning his journey as the face of what could be considered a new genre of hip-hop music. Having already released a slew of powerful, uplifting and inspiring tracks, most recently the unprecedented "Sores," which combined hip-hop and classical Jewish music, Nissim now drops his latest single, "Revered," to celebrate the album's release.
We'd like to present the behind the scenes footage of Nick Carter Green's intoxicating "Summertime Chi". Featuring fellow Chicagoans Sir Michael Rocks (of The Cool Kids) & King Louie, this Demir Monroe visual delivers a brief glimpse of what's to come upon official video release.
Dave Raps returns with new visuals for "Annexation of Puerto Rico" which finds him giving us some trippy off-paced optics, while riding over SpaceGhostPurrp's "Black God" instrumental. This serves as a prelude of sorts to his upcoming #DaveDaze series, where Dave will give us 20 new tracks in 20 consecutive days starting September 23rd, leading up to the release of his new project entitled In The Valley.
Audio: Latyrx - "Exclamation Point" feat. Forrest Day
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Legendary Bay Area hip-hop duo Latyrx recently announced that their first album in 16 years, titled The Second Album, will be released November 5th. Brooklyn Vegan has just premiered the lead single from the album, "Exclamation Point," produced by and featuring jazz rapper Forrest Day. Known for their experimental and adventurous approach to sonic landscapes and lyrical content, Latyrx's members Lateef the Truth Speaker and Lyrics Born were at the forefront of an underground Bay Area hip-hop movement of the late 1990s alongside the likes of DJ Shadow and Blackalicious, and fans have eagerly waited nearly two decades for new material.
If you reddit or pay general attention to the interwebs you know that the biggest video game release of all time is today: Grand Theft Auto V. Rockstar brought in Gangrene (Alchemist & Oh No) to score it along w/ Tangerine Dream and Woody Jackson and an original track "Bassheads" from Gangrene. W/ 2 dope LPs under their belt and a new record slated for early 2014 it's going to be a big year for these guys.
Having hit the road earlier this month, Hip-Hop powerhouses Immortal Technique and Brother AliWar & Peace Tour Flyer march on for their War and Peace Tour. Hosted by Poison Pen, the tour also features I Self Divine, Swave Swevah, and Akir, plus various special guests in select cities, culminating with performances at Rock The Bells in both Washington D.C. and New York, September 29th and October 5th, respectively.
9/18: Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
9/20: Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
9/21: Madison, WI Barrymore Theatre
9/22: Chicago, IL Metro
9/24: Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
9/25: Covington, KY The Madison Theater
9/26: Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
9/27: Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
9/28: Washington DC Rock the Bells
9/29: Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
10/1: Boston, MA The Paradise
10/2: New Haven, CT Toads Place
10/3: Northampton, MA Pearl Street
10/4: South Burlington, VT Higher Ground
10/5: New York/NJ Rock The Bells
Tickets are available at http://warandpeacetour.com/, along with Special VIP ticket packages including chances to briefly meet/politic with Tech & Ali and also to receive various merchandise and a CD sampler featuring new music from Viper Records artists (including Poison Pen, Hasan Salaam, Da Circle, Akir, Technique).
News: Hip-Hop Label Funk Volume Signs Three Producers
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Funk Volume, the burgeoning independent hip-hop label home to Hopsin, Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton, and SwizZz is excited to announce the signing of three producers to the label: DJ Hoppa, Kato, and Rikio. Funk Volume will administer all publishing for the three producers and will also represent and assist the producers in seeking song placements both within and outside of the Funk Volume roster, as well as with licensing opportunities.
For those familiar with the work that Funk Volume has been putting in over the past few years, all three names are recognizable. DJ Hoppa serves as not only a producer on a number of projects from the label, but he's also Funk Volume's official tour DJ. Hoppa first joined as Hopsin's I am RAW Tour DJ in 2011 and has been steady hitting the road with them across several continents since. Kato, part of the Atlanta-based SMKA production team, has served as a long-time producer for fellow ATLien Jarren Benton, and lent his production throughout Jarren's recent Funk Volume debut, My Grandmas Basement, and Rikio has similarly spent a number of years producing tracks for Dizzy Wright, with his production appearing on each of Dizzy's Funk Volume releases.
"It's an exciting announcement and another huge step forward for Funk Volume," says label co-founder and CEO Damien "Dame" Ritter, "but the reality is that these guys have already been a big part of what we have been doing over the past few years. We just needed to wait until the label was in a position to support the growth of dope producers because it's a little different than growing an artist. We feel that now is that time."
It's an equally exciting time for the three producers. "Being a part of Funk Volume has been a major part of me taking my career and as DJ and producer to the next level," notes DJ Hoppa, who in addition to lending his production to a variety of artists is also putting together his own producer album. "Joining Funk Volume means a great deal to me," says Rikio, "because I have the freedom to make the type of music that I want to make, which is huge." For Kato, who like DJ Hoppa is also working on a producer album, having spent a number of years making a name for himself as part of the SMKA production team makes joining a roster like Funk Volume no less meaningful. "Initially, my production for Jarren was a big part in the label noticing me," he explains. "I'm excited to officially be working with one of the strongest teams in independent music."