Black Milk Scores Short Film "H8DES," Directed By Don Cheadle
Courtesy Audible Treats.
Rapper and producer Black Milk, known for his adept sampling and lush, intricate sonic landscapes, has added film scoring to his repertoire on the Don Cheadle-directed short film "H8DES," part of Vanity Fair's The Decade Series, which tasks an eclectic group of filmmakers with creating 10 short films each representing a decade of the last hundred years. Cheadle's film represents the 1980s, exploring themes such as Reaganomics, the burgeoning technological explosion, and the AIDS and crack epidemics.
"Don was familiar with my work and reached out to me," says Black Milk. "He told me he was putting together a short for Vanity Fair and that he needed music for it, so I sent him a few tracks to listen to." With a varied mix of material to pull from, the duo were actually able to find something already in his catalogue that worked for the film. "[Don] wanted the instrumental to have a dark vibe," Black Milk continues. "He sent a rough cut of what he filmed and I tweaked the instrumental to fit. We went back and forth for a few weeks to make it happen." In the end they settled on a brooding, ominous soundtrack that includes a Kurtis Blow sample provided by Black Milk, as well as dozens of soundbites from 1980s television Cheadle's team had chopped and spliced, many of which pulled from Ronald Reagan's various television broadcasts.
Black Milk is currently on tour promoting new material from his upcoming album No Poison No Paradise, due out October 15th. As for any plans to do more film scoring down the road, he says, "If the opportunity presents itself, I'll be ready. Don actually wants me to be involved with a future project."
The Strange Music emcee's new studio album, We All Fall Down, is set to land in stores on September 17th, just as Prozak heads out on the road alongside Tech N9ne on the upcoming "Something Else U.S Tour 2013".
Just a thanks to those of you who pre-ordered Peter Pan Syndrome on my Bandcamp page - your support has helped me land a main feature for this week on the front page of the site! (Not) growing up, my failed attempts at a "normal" adult life, my humble beginnings as a funky pre-teen bassist and more background information on how I became such a Goddamn psychopath...check it out and thanks!
The album is now available on CD and for download (the cassette tapes are sold out!) at j-zone.bandcamp.com - it will be available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc. on Tuesday (September 10th). Vinyl drops in October. Stay tuned for my first official music video and a few other tricks I have up my sleeve, then I'll be out of your hair (or weave - y'all know who y'all are) for another five years.
Nametag Says Thank You, And To Get Familiar With "LABL"
What's up. This is Nametag. I'm reaching out personally because you've been,and are supportive of what I'm doing with the music as a Hip Hop recording artist. I appreciate that. With that being said, I have a movement/brand I am getting off the ground titled "Lead And Be Legendary" a.k.a "The LABL Movement". Just giving you all a heads up, so you can be familiar when you see an email in connection with that regarding the LABL brand and music releases not just from myself.
"Lead And Be Legendary" is a movement created by Michigan Hip Hop recording artist, Nametag.
The purpose of the Lead And Be Legendary a.k.a The LABL movement, is for people in general; to lead by example, uplift and inspire through their gift. It is about exceeding expectations,motivating and leaving a memorable mark by being great at what you do. What drives you to be great in life? Take that same ambition and motivate many others, and be remembered for it forever. Create your own path. Lead And Be Legendary.
T-Shirts (hoodies coming soon) are currently available already at itsnametag.net/store for now, and Nametag is prepping an EP series with select features to shed further light on the movement. Stay tuned.
Al Boges (MC)& Dr. Manhattan's(Producer) first visual off their collaborative debut project "The Golden Silence". Frozen Grapes Directed by Carl Weston for VideoGraf Creative, premiered on Massappeal.com's "Bump That" column on September 5th 2013.
Raw Product Feat. Jehst 'Choose Your Weapon' #Single Out Now
Courtesy Park Street PR.
Here is the debut single from the De Facto duo, Raw Product. Rapper Mista Flix and producer Stealf team up to create Raw Product, and they hit us up with 'Choose Your Weapon, which features UK Hip-Hop legend Jehst. ‘Choose Your Weapon’ has already been getting a thumbs up from a selection of leading blogs and DJ’s. Released on limited edition 7" Vinyl and digitally on all major digital stores this is a track you don’t want to sleep on!
Video Release From Compton's Buck - "Mercedes Boys"
Compton's Buck drops a visual to his fan-favorite collaborative record featuring Young Life, Mercedes Boys. Comptons Buck hails from the birth place of the lyrically well known Kendrick Lamar; of Compton, California. Following the trend of many Hip-Hop heavy weights, he has a love for luxury automobiles, which made him inspired to come up with this dope record and video.
Austin, Texas' League of Extraordinary Gz know what it's like to be too broke to fill the tank. Premiering today on Potholes In My Blog, the track "4$ Blues" was inspired by skyrocketing gas prices and trying to get by on fumes. As part of the Dred Skott 4 President mixtape back in 2008, the track was originally done over Emily King's "Walk In My Shoes." Now, the song has been remade over an original beat by the League's Reggie Coby and placed onto the upcoming album #LeagueShit.