8 airplane flights, countless hours, and several power naps later, "Oakland,Ohio"was born. Ohionative, Vic Freeze teams up with Northern California beat makers Madd Caesar to bring you a glimpse into their world.
This is the second leak off "Oakland,Ohio", which drops March 27th..and will feature guest appearances from Paulie Rhyme, Solis Cin, Satellite High, Cyph4, Purple Team, and Rey Resurrecion.
mc chris talks about Harry Potter and using your imagination, and believe me when I tell you that one has NOTHING to do with the other. You might consider the last 15 seconds or so NSFW just because you'll be laughing at his political incorrectness!
Nearing the end of the night, mc chris judged a costume contest for all his fans who showed up dressed up; the winners would be entered in a drawing for a trip to Disneyland. I had been warned most people showed up for this contest dressed as Boba Fett (because of "Fett's Vette") however I was pleasantly surprised!
LATE 'Is the Future' and a 'Real Hip Hop Representer' he has mastered all forms of Hip Hop from Graffiti, Breakin', DJing and Emcing how many artists can say that? LATE is a true innovator and has always pushed the boundaries, he thinks outside the box while staying true to his Hip Hop roots.
He was the only artist in the UK to release a track featuring 50 MC's from all over the UK, Europe, USA and Jamaica before mp3's so every verse was sent via the post on CD. LATE alongside long-time producer Tricksta were the brainchildren behind the print magazine called RAGO Magazine which dropped its first issue in 1999 to help promote Hip Hop music worldwide, RAGO Magazine is still going strong and has now been online since 2007.
Since releasing his first album in 1999 LATE has garnered a huge fan base from the UK, Europe and all coasts of the USA. He has worked with artists such as K-Rino from South Park Coalition of which he is a UK affiliate and Willie D of the Geto Boys to name a few.
LATE is all set to release his new mixtape 'LATE is the Future' which is all produced by Tricksta. It is concise and gets to the core of what to expect from this true innovator whilst gearing you up for the release of this new album 'Street Science' dropping this Summer 2012.
01 - LATE Is The Future 02 - No Time To Waste 03 - Live From The Ends 04 - Futuristic Styles 05 - Enter The Sector Feat. Jabba Tha Kut 06 - Straight Outta UK 07 - Its Nothin The Return Feat. Willie D & K-Rino 08 - Outro
Crosby just released his new digital album "Downtown 85" online, available through the website www.Downtown85.com, just two months after releasing his first mixtape "New York Posterboy" which received widespread attention. The second of a series of ambitious monthly record releases, "Downtown 85" appropriates upon the narrative of Basquiat and his fellow urban artists who come from around the world to the Manhattan's Lower East Side to work with a shared sense of freedom. Crosby establishes that he is of that bohemian tribe; a native born and raised.
He was born as crime crack down, Operation Pressure Point, appeared to dent the ever present drug supermarkets of Alphabet City. As Crosby grew up, he watched from his father's shoulders as the police abused the homeless and pressed the will of corporate society. The neighborhood gentrified, while the drug trade continued in hidden form on his street. Crosby quickly learned to understand the increasingly elaborate codes of the dealers and witnessed the devastating effects those drugs had on users. He watched as the landscape evolved and the multicultural diversity narrowed. He saw great artists emerge, only to witness them later be consumed by addiction and AIDS.
Building upon the work ethic he developed doing Swizz Beatz's weekly series Monster Mondays, Crosby delivers another full-length album to his ever growing catalog. The composition of the music and graphics of the records is his response to his culture; it shows that Crosby is multilingual; he speaks the languages of hip hop, street surrealism and urban storytelling. Calling upon the legacy of the LES throughout Hip-Hop history, Crosby re-appropriates the Beastie Boys, Rick Rubin and imagery from the eighties era to link the past and present. The urban fairy tale continues with the memorable hit Deja Vue and the heart-pounding Our Souls Together, featuring singer Jordan Lane. He establishes the independence of the Lower East Village in the anthem The 6th Boro and reclaims his medium with Xtra Large featuring scratches from DJ Dylemma. It's Time is tailored to Clockwork Cros, his surrealist clockmaking identity, showcasing the lighter side of the album. With instrumental production entirely done by ZEPS, Downtown 85 is well worth the listen.
No joke. mc chris dedicated his 2008 album "mc chris is dead" to his nephew, who was born with cystic fibrosis, and at every stop he makes on tour he's raising money to help fight this crippling disease. Visit http://mcchris.com/ to help out.
PR: A3C Hip Hop Festival Announces 2012 Dates & Tickets
(AUSTIN, TX – March 16, 2012) In the midst of one of the nation's other most popular music festivals, SXSW, the A3C Hip Hop Festival announces their 2012 dates and early bird ticket specials. The annual 3-day event will return to Atlanta's Masquerade October 11-13, 2012 and festival attendees can purchase tickets now at almost half the price for a limited time.
The A3C has not only become the largest Hip Hop festival in the southeastern United States, but is the premier gathering place for MCs, DJs and producers that create Hip Hop music as well as participants and fans of the culture. The 2012 festival included such exemplary artists as Big Daddy Kane, M.O.P. and Jean Grae. A3C will be accepting artists submissions shortly through both Sonicbids and ReverbNation.
3-day passes for the 2012 A3C Hip Hop Festival are on sale now through the A3C website for $33 until August 1, 2012. Purchase a 3-day pass before April 1, 2012 to also receive a complimentary 2012 A3C collectable Woodallion. Woodallion ticket packages, which include 3-day passes, will increase to $45 after April 1, 2012. 3-day tickets at the door during the festival will cost $60.
In addition to live performances and showcases, the A3C Hip Hop Festival features turntable, producer and breakdance competitions as well as educational and community programming including panel discussions, demos and workshops. The Pro Audio and DJ Gear Experience will once again showcase major manufacturers both in a trade show and onstage.
A number of the artists performing in A3C's SXSW showcase on March 17, 2012 will perform at the festival in the fall. Specific showcase, panel, artists and event updates will be announced through the A3C website on a rolling basis and continuing through the event’s start on October 11, 2012. More information about becoming involved in the A3C as an artist, partner, volunteer or media representative can be found at www.a3cfestival.com.
ABOUT THE A3C: Now in its 8th year, the A3C Hip Hop Festival is a 2-day, 3-night event held annually in Atlanta, GA and features live performances from a variety of more than 200 artists. The live performance schedule is enhanced by day and evening content showcasing some of the most exciting breakdance, graphic art, fashion, film, equipment demonstrations and panels relating to Hip Hop culture.
Since 2005, the event has featured over 600 of the most elite artists in Hip Hop including: Rakim, Buckshot, Black Sheep, DJ Premier, The Juice Crew, Biz Markie, Del the Funky Homosapien, The Clipse, Souls of Mischief, Little Brother, Wale and B.o.B. In 2011, the A3C was attended by 20,000 fans and featured partnerships and co-sponsored events with Red Bull, Fadia Kader’s Perfect Attendance, 2DopeBoyz, TheSmokingSection, iStandard, Kevin Nottingham, Unique Squared, DJBooth, SESAC and more.
The A3C will take place October 11-13, 2012 in Atlanta, GA with its hub at the Masquerade located at 695 North Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30308.