Animal Farm Surprise Shows and Gen.Erik Says Goodbye to Portland
July 21, 2011- Portland, OR: As the promising Hip-Hop group Animal Farm continues to increase their International buzz, Producer/ MC Gen.Erik has decided to leave the group's Portland, OR home base in favor of New York City. The move is geared to expand the reach of Animal Farm, as well as Gen.Erik's Focused Noise Productions.
As a going away present, Gen.Erik is giving away a free song entitled "Dear Portland", an ode to the city where he made his musical mark and has called his home for over 10 years. In the clever song, Gen.Erik addresses Portland in an extended metaphor in which he painfully breaks off a relationship with the city he loves. He also utilizes a number of references that are best associated with the City of Roses and home of the Blazers to tell his story. "Dear Portland" was also produced by Gen.Erik and features the precise DJ Wels, also from Animal Farm.
Prior to Gen.Erik's departure, the Animal Farm crew decided to give the city of Portland another present, executing three recent surprise pop up shows in one day. Without prior warning, Animal Farm's Hanif Wondir, Serge Severe, Fury, Gen.Erik, DJ Wels, and B-boy Deff Ro pulled up to three unadvertised locations, jumped out of the back of a rigged up U-Haul, and proceeded to attract crowds who were magnetized to their high energy showmanship. The footage from these shows will soon be available. In the meantime, check out this entertaining trailer at http://youtu.be/74eME8O1fV0 .
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Gen.Erik's Going Away Party will be FREE at Ted's (Formerly Berbati's) in Portland. Thursday, July 21st w/ L Pro Video Release, Animal Farm, Destro of Oldominion, Serge Severe, DJ Wicked, Theory Hazit, Level Headed, DJ Wels, and DJ Spark of Sandpeople.
Potluck have announced the group's Stoner Bitch 2 and Captain Chronic contests through their Facebook page online at http://www.facebook.com/potluck.music . Potluck are seeking out the two most dedicated potheads who deserve the title of "Stoner Bitch" or "Captain Chronic" to represent their cities. To enter fans can submit their pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with your name and city you represent. All entries will be posted in the photos section of the Potluck Facebook page and the entry with the most "Likes" will win. The grand prize winner will win a trip to Las Vegas for the weekend, along with free air travel and hotel accommodations, as well as a Potluck prize pack.
Potluck's new album "Rhymes & Resin" debuted at No. 17 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and at No. 28 on the Rap album charts, in its first week of release. "Rhymes & Resin" features guest appearances by Glasses Malone, Murs and Mistah FAB, King Gordy, Ill Bill, and Slaine.
Video: R. City aka Rock City - "South Carolina Takeover"
Columbia, SC was the scene of Virgin Islands duo, R. City aka Rock City's latest takeover; Club Essence to be exact. There as part of their promo run for single, "We On", the guys performed for a crowd of about 300, both DJ's and music fans, during a quarterly meeting of the Paul Davis-helmed Columbia Record Pool. The real party though was in the parking lot afterward, where the duo listened to, and danced to the demos of aspiring artists for hours, signing autographs until it was too dark to see anything.
Last week we brought you the "Stayin' Busy Remix", now check out the video for the original version of "Stayin' Busy" (also produced by The Audible Doctor) which is off of Silent Knight's "Busy Is My Best Friend" album (dropping soon).