My good buddy Diwon help me edit a bunch of Iphone footage from my Trip to to Europe with Matisyahu. It was a spur of the moment opportunity that came about so I packed my bags and hopped on a plane. (I am known for ending up in these things.) We ended up heading to Brussels, Belgium, TIlburg and Amsterdam in Netherlands, Belfort France , Cologne Germany, and even a train station in Luxembourg. If you don't know about Luxembourg...its like...the Rhode Island of Europe.
Video: Gliffics Debuts the Visuals for "Candy Girl"
Brooklyn indie Hip-Hop artist/producer Gliffics is the one to watch as he brings his quality and impressive independent artistry to the table on his first single and video release “Candy Girl,” taken from his forthcoming self-titled sophomore EP, due out this Fall. The track is a very strong and personal truth to Gliffics story of survival.
Video: Stacie Lane Talks Squirting & Handling Boyfriends
http://www.vladtv.com/ - Famed porn star Stacie Lane explains how she learned what squirting was while talking to her first agent, and how she knew she would make a lot of money from her "neat little trick." Stacie also talks about how she juggles relationships after being in porn, and how she deals with her past job in all aspects of her life.
Houston's AMG CEO Boston George may not know the real Noreaga, but whatever you might find yourself needing, he's got a muhfuggin plug n*gga!!!!! Another visual off of his debut project and Boo Rossini collab, "Drug War", currently enjoying over 140,000 plays on Live Mixtapes.
Progressive Hip-Hop Duo Dead Celebrity Status Releases The Throwaway Kids
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Offering music for the outcasts, punks, rebels, bullied and subcultures, genre bending progressive hip-hop Canadian group, Dead Celebrity Status returns with the latest single off their sophomore album The Throwaway Kids available today.
It’s no secret that the cachet of celebrity reigns supreme within the realm of pop culture. At a time when tomorrow’s stars are created through outlandish publicity stunts, disposable color-by-numbers musical offerings, and social media pandemonium, popular music has morphed into an illusory circus of sorts. Forged in fire, Canadian hip-hop duo Dead Celebrity Status consisting of Yas Taalat and Bobby McIntoshaims to burn down pop culture’s house of mirrors with their unique blend of progressive hip-hop and genre bending musicality. And with their highly anticipated sophomore album The Throwaway Kids (6.8.2. Records), Dead Celebrity Status is set to instigate a maelstrom of critical acclaim with an unprecedented collection of incendiary yet pensive lyrics examining the incongruencies of 21st century life over hard hitting cutting edge inspired tracks.
The Throwaway Kids marks the triumphant return of Dead Celebrity Status following a seven-year hiatus. Consistently refusing to be boxed into the formulaic pop music modalities of the day, the group follows up their debut album Blood Music with a grittier sound enveloped in razor sharp, critical lyricism. The title track and lead single fashions itself as an anti-celebrity theme song for the underdogs and the unsung proletariat. Over a pulsing track, Yas and Bobby paint an illustrious lyrical portrait contrasting the political and celebrity haves with the have-nots of the 99%. “They Will Love You” takes it a step further by using their name to draw uncanny parallels between death, the fame monster, and exalted celebrity status. “What Have We Become” skilfully uses a sample of Cutting Crew’s 1986 hit “(I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight” over a bass heavy EDM-infused track to explicate the intricacies of a dangerously dysfunctional relationship. The arena rock inspired “Rockstar” jocosely points out the homogenous and nearly interchangeable nature of many of today’s top recording artists and the unjustly compromised state of mainstream music. For fans that critics that have long speculated on the Project Wyze break up and their six-year hiatus, “Nothing In Common” finds Yas and Bobby chronicling their challenges with the major label system and their incessant fight to remain true to their own artistic principles.
Yas Taalat says, “When we released our first album, it was what the title said, Blood Music – music is blood, blood is oxygen – music is our bloodline. With Throwaway Kids, it means just that. Throwaway kids are everything that goes against the norms. We are the overlooked, the forgotten, the misunderstood and the neglected. We are for the outcasts, the punks, the rebels, the bullied and the subcultures – we are all things socially conscious.”
The Throwaway Kids is an exceptional turning point for a group that has consistently pushed the envelope with their sound and message for nearly a decade. While the sound of the group is deeply rooted in hip-hop culture, Dead Celebrity Status aims to expand their parameters on The Throwaway Kids by implementing a mellifluous mixture of electronic influences, new wave pop, and indie rock. The album also finds the group exploring new horizons in joining the roster of 6.8.2. Records - home of legendary hip-hop artists KRS-One, Grand Puba, and Sadat X. Over the course of 12 tracks, the album illustrates the continued evolution in the remarkable career of a duo that has inspired a movement towards dismantling the smoke and mirrors of pop culture. It is the watermark of a group unafraid to take chances and willing to challenge the status quo. It is a progressive new sound poised to vault Dead Celebrity Staus into the hearts and minds of an audience languishing in a musical desert of mediocrity and malaise. And despite its ephemeral title, The Throwaway Kids has an inherent redeeming value that will resonate with a wider legion of followers ready for a long overdue musical revolution.
About Dead Celebrity Status:
Dead Celebrity Status has collaborated with artists such as Joss Stone, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins, Bif Naked, Twiggy Ramirez, Limore Twena and DJ Lethal. They have toured extensively across Europe and North America with hip hop and rock acts such as Jurassic 5, Tech N9ne, Ozzy Osbourne, Tool, Blink 182, Linkin Park, Public Enemy, De La Soul, AFI, and NOFX among others. The group has also been a huge part of some of the largest music festivals in the world such as The Vans Warped Tour, Ozzfest, and Edgefest. Dead Celebrity Status continues to share stages with artists of all genres from hip hop and punk to heavy metal and pop, impressively illustrating their relentless passion and ability to adapt their potent brand of genre bending progressive hip-hop to a wide array of audiences.
Since their debut, the group’s songs continue to garner feature film, video game (EA Sports, Playstation), and network television placement. Film placements include XXX: State of the Union (Samuel Jackson, Willem Dafoe, Ice Cube), Blast (Eddie Griffin, Vinnie Jones) and the Canadian cult classic Men With Brooms (Paul Gross, Leslie Nielsen). Their music was also recently featured in a number of episodes of the CBS television series The Defenders (James Belushi, Jerry O'Connell). Dead Celebrity Status was featured as part of the NCAA March Madness campaign on Canadian sports television network Sportsnet 360.
"Dead Celebrity Status takes head spinning lyrics, the sickest turntablism, killer rock riffs and phat beats to a whole new level. A phonic hybrid, DCS's music is what happens when hard-core hip-hop and aggressing rock collide."
“Background Music” marks the long awaited return from one of hip hop’s most revered and critically acclaimed groups, Los Angeles based outfit Substance Abuse. Known for rhymes and beats that evoke what has now come to be known as hip hop’s golden era, Substance Abuse has tracks that will endear modern audiences to a style of music that is consistently yearned for but seldom made. With contributions from legends like Tash of Tha Alkaholiks, KRS-One, Percee P, MC Eiht, Sadat X, and Max Julien (The Mack), Background Music is the album that true fans of the genre have been waiting for.
Over the last couple of years the Mayhem Machine has become known as one of Chicago's power-groups. Influencing not only the area's hip hop culture, but also curating the area's fashion and night-life scenes as well. Founder of the Dope Party & CEO of Project Mayhem Music, Lennon, has sat back and watched Chicago's growing culture as it has shifted from purely underground to the bubbling mainstream market it has now become.