Aaron Evans has finally chose to let his gift shine and is asking the world to shine along with him on his debut single and video, "I've Been Blessed". After ten years making moves as a producer, DJ, label head and author, Aaron is aiming to set a new tone in Hip Hop with a powerful yet beautiful ballad, reminding his listeners that in these trying times, each and every one of us are blessed in our own unique way. "I've Been Blessed" isn't your average rap song, in fact in today's current marketplace some people would say it's not a rap song at all.
PR: Moonshine Bandits Continue To Get Loose As They Surpass 1 Million Views Online
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Moonshine Bandits Continue To Get Loose As They Surpass 1 Million Views Online; Direct Support To Rehab On The Gullible's Travels Tour In March & Premiere New Video On CMT Pure Country TV On February 20th
California based country/hip-hop misfits the Moonshine Bandits continue to add new members to the “Shiner Nation”, a term used to describe their growing fanbase, as new recruits continue to get drunk off the group’s intoxicating new album “Whiskey and Women". This week the group’s video for “Get Loose” surpassed the one million views online and officially became a viral sensation. The video can be seen online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-glMLXWHPU .
“Seeing one of our videos break is a huge accolade for us and our Shiner Nation,” said Tex from Moonshine Bandits. “We did this without a huge ad campaign or a huge radio campaign behind the song, everything we’ve done so far has been with an independent ‘do it yourself’ mindset. Our sound doesn’t conform to the typical country music standards, and our continued success just validates how big the whole outlaw country movement has become and shows the industry that it is a force to be reckoned with. We owe everything to our loyal our fans who continue to wave the flag for the Shiner Nation and for outlaws everywhere.”
Moonshine Bandits will hit the road throughout March as direct support to Rehab on the group’s “The Gullible's Travels Tour”. The group is touring in support of their new album “Whiskey and Women" which was released through Suburban Noize Records and is available online at http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/whiskey-and-women/id427742670 . Country Chart praised the group’s new album proclaiming, “"If the country music industry decided to hire some of their own to act as bouncers with the goal of keeping out the scourge of pop country, the first and only name on the list would probably be the hard-working, talented and extraordinarily intimidating Moonshine Bandits.”
The Moonshine Bandits' new video for "My Kind of Country" is set to premiere on CMT Pure Country television on Monday February 20th at 10:00am EST.
MOONSHINE BANDITS TOUR DATES: Mar 06 - Little Rock, AR @ Juanita's Mar 07 - New Orleans, LA @ Parish at House of Blues Mar 09 - Lake Charles, LA @ OB's Bar & Grill Mar 10 - San Antonio, TX @ Josabi's Mar 11 - Dallas, TX @ Trees Mar 15 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room Mar 16 - San Diego, CA @ SOMA Mar 17 - San Miguel, CA @ The Ranch Mar 18 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Mar 19 - Redding, CA @ Johnny's Cathouse Mar 20 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades Mar 21 - Bend, OR @ Maverick's Mar 22 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre Mar 23 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon Mar 24 - Coeur D'Alene, ID @ The Grail Mar 26 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge Mar 28 - Avon, CO @ Agave Mar 29 - Breckendridge, CO @ Three20South Mar 30 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep Mar 31 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre Apr 01 - Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theater Apr 07 - Crosby, TX @ Down South Offroad Park Apr 14 - Modesto, CA @ Copper Rhino Apr 28 - Bakersfield, CA @ Fishlips Jun 22 - Jackson, MI @ Racetrack Speedway Jun 24 - Rogers, OH @ Rogers Music Festival
Video: Kali Raps f/ Greg Cahn - "Don't Let Me Down"
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In this latest project, On Schedule, Kali Raps shares some introspective view with fans. He reflects on childhood memories All Grown Up, encourages you to seize the moment Above the Clouds, tells you to go after bigger and better dreams on What I Want and Why I Came to Kalifornia, with production from DJ Green Lantern and Statik Selektah.
I'm the happiest boy in the world! Tuesday morning I was given a wonderful present. The Juno Award Nominations were announced and I was fortunate to get my third. Best Rap Recording for Jonestown 2: Jimmy Go Bye Bye.
I spent the day in celebration mode. Congratulation texts/e-mails. Sneaky Dees. Heroin. Disco dancing. Bar room brawling. Giving my self stitches, fixing up my gash courtesy of Bruce Cockburn's butterfly knife...
*advice. never pronounce his surname the way it's spelt. he doesn't find it funny. ask my scar.*
...and that was the day. The night was spent with the posse in the studio, creating a few presents for my faithful supporters. Presents in the form of song. Wonderful song. Glorious song. Two song. Songs. Whatever. Victory Parade and Ghetto Bastard [NaughtyByNature:Hijacked], both produced by Muneshine, were written, recorded and mixed in one night. Well, I didn't write Ghetto Bastard. Treach did. You get what I'm talking about!
Victory Parade is straight monster. As the kids say...I went in! And maybe there's a little clue in the last line. Clue for what? Find out!
Ghetto Bastard is one of my favourite songs of all time. Naughty By Nature is one of my favourite groups. They're also the reason I wear my pants the way I do. "Hey! Derek pooped his pants!" Or... "You should buy a belt!" Idiot. I'm wearing a belt. How else would they sag so perfectly, goof? All pants aside, recording this song brought me back to my bedroom mirror. Hat on backwards, rapping into my brush. I couldn't keep up. Twenty years later, I still can't. Hence the slower beat. Treach...This one's for you!! Why stop there? Why get two gifts when you can have three? I'm proud to present my newest rap music video for The Invisible Man, featured on my newest album, Run With The Creeps. The video was directed by Alex Colthart for Raw Footage. It's D-Sisive in raw, performance mode. I even sweat a little. It was warm in the boiler room!
Audio: Akrobatik "Brutang Clan Ain't Nuthin' To Puck Wit"
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Hockey & Hip-Hop Merge With The BRU-TANG CLAN's "Enter The 63 Chambers" FreEP feat. Akrobatik
In just over a year and a half, Boston Bruin's Left Winger Brad Marchand has won a Stanley Cup and has become a fan favorite among Boston Hockey fans. His cult hero status as a gritty player who doesn't take himself too serious has been elevated with the embracing of his popular nickname "Noseface Killah" and his references to his teammates as "The Bru-Tang Clan."
To celebrate all things Wu-Tang and his own growing aliases, Marchand has teamed up with The Boston Sports Apparel CO. to design his own line of gear. Principal members of The Boston Sports Apparel Co. have strong ties to the Urban Hip-Hop Music scene both in Boston and Nationally by way of now defunct record label "Grit Records". Grit Records (who released songs featuring Soul Supreme, KRS-One, Pete Rock, Big Daddy Kane & O.C of legendary group D.I.T.C.) was founded by Mahlon Williams, winner of Spike TV's second season episode of "Pros vs. Joes". After appearing on the popular sports show, Williams decided to leverage his bevy of Comic Book and music industry connections and access to popular athletes to start a sports apparel and marketing company. The Boston Sports Apparel Company has done work for Shaquille O'Neal, Kevin Youkilis, Glen Davis and now resident Bruins player Brad Marchand. Their products are sold all over New England and are regarded as one of the top regional apparel companies in the North East having garnered national attention on ESPN, SNL, TODAY show and countless reality shows. In an effort to lend some "street cred" to the whole BRU-TANG CLAN concept and promote the gear, The Boston Sports Apparel Company has collaborated with renown comic book artist J.J. Kirby and underground legend Akrobatik to lend his voice to each BRU-TANG clan member.
The FreEP "Enter The 63 Chambers" (63 coincidentally being Marchand's Jersey Number and the mirror of Wu-Tang’s debut album title) will be released in late February 2012. The six-songs featured on "Enter The 63 Chambers" are all recorded over classic Wu-Tang instrumentals are surely the first hockey related hip-hop songs ever recorded (true "fight music"); and is a must listen for anyone (regardless if you follow hockey or not) and absolutely has to be heard in order to be appreciated.
Video: Rene Lopez - "Shing-a-ling Is What I Bring"
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In honor of the iconic boxing film's 35th Anniversary, Native New Yorker Rene Lopez is proving that he is “in his prime” with the release of the new video for “Shing-a-ling Is What I Bring”. Inspired by the movie Rocky, and his determination to succeed, Rene has encompassed the drive and passion of the character as he strives for a KNOCK-OUT album!
This month Rene will be performing at Nublu every Thursday, beginning today. He will additionally be appearing for a performance at Arlene's Grocery on February 28th. Rene will be playing old favorites as well as tracks off his latest album, ELS (released this past summer by Nat Geo Music).
ELS stands for Electric Latin Soul, a term Rene has coined for the new style of music he has developed. A mixture of Latin soul and Boogaloo with elements of rock, hip-hop, and R&B – Rene’s sound is one that is distinctly Nuyorican. ELS features co-producers Mario Caldato Jr., a.k.a. Mario C (Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson, Bebel Gilberto) and Jason Lader (Julian Casablancas, Jenny Lewis), as well as special guests Joey Altruda, and Money Mark (John Butler Trio). The album as a whole is a nod to Rene’s Latin roots, with an eye on modern electronic music and good ol’ rock-and-roll.