MP3: Kristen Williams f/ Vinny Venditto - "On My Mind"
Introducing the young and talented Kristen Williams with her new debut single, " On My Mind ", and the song speaks for itself. Kristen Williams is a Dallas Texas native and is one of the first to bring a southern touch to the pop market. With her strong vocal delivery and club ready beat from DJ/Producer Vinny Venditto (Trina, J Randall, T-Pain, Don Omar, etc...) this is sure to be a smash!!! Email it, link it, play it, hype it, lets get this record to where it deserves to be, #1.
This weekend I celebrated 1 year of being a father. So today I share with you something we should all give up after becoming parents, going on nice long 4-6 hour trips by ourselves. Please enjoy this week's Funky Beat contribution on our bandcamp page. Feel free to listen, download, share with fam, friends, adoring public, and blogs.... Deep
PS: Speaking of families, my wife is raising money to Help give prematurely born babies a chance, and walking in the March of Dimes walk this Sunday- if you've got expendable income and would like to donate please checkout http://marchforbabies.org/maga80 Thanks
Video: The Promise - "GO-DAP" (prod. Mulatto Patriot)
The Promise "GO-DAP" (Get on Down and Party) Featuring Kiara Shackelford Additional Vocals: Lester Jay Auxiliary Percussion: Chris Paquette Produced by Mulatto Patriot Stream and Support the Album - http://mulattopatriot.bandcamp.com .
@PranoBBM is making a lot of noise with the impending release of his DJ Drama hosted mixtape,"PranoBama". The Boston native recently connected with Gil Videos for the video for his track "Ocean Drive". The track features @YoungSalemme and is produced by Miami's own CT Beatz".
Awon & Kameleon Beats x Thomas Prime - Love Supersedes II (Remix Album)
Awon & Kameleon Beats have teamed up with U.K. based producer Thomas Prime for a remix LP of their critically acclaimed 2010 release, Love Supersedes. The new double LP features production from Thomas Prime (Side A) and Kameleon Beats (Side B). Cult Classic Records put the project together and was made available via http://cultclassicrecords.bandcamp.com/album/love-supersedes-ii on 4/20/2012 for free. The new mellow, jazzy, and soulful production blend well with Awon's lyrics making the release feel as if they are all new songs. The vibe is very chill throughout the project with sprinkles of bounce throughout. This is an album for all Hip Hop heads, there is something for every listener on this work of art.
To celebrate the vinyl release of Danny Brown', "XXX" 3:33 present their blown out remix of "Blunt After Blunt" 3:33's New Album. In The Middle Of Infinity" is coming 10.30.12. Artwork by Kevin Vitella.
Welcome to the new week everyone. This past week nearly killed me. I had three interviews, three concerts, and a speaking engagement. I survived all of it, though, and my reward was the big announcement that I'll be writing the cover story for the Warped Tour issue of Substream! While I'm working on that, check out the bevy of features I have for you this week. Leading things off is a review of the film You and I, which was a Mischa Barton project based on a Russian novel about two girls who find love through the music of t.A.T.u. Yes, you read that right, and you REALLY want to read my review of it. I also have interviews with F.Stokes and Mickey Avalon, great photo gallery from Lights' Danbury, CT show, and F.Stokes' album release show, a brand new Pop Shots, a fresh new podcast, and a freestyle Vid Pick you have to see.
Review - You and I
Mischa Barton is a down on her luck Russian slaughterhouse worker with dreams of becoming a model. You might want to read that sentence again, because that's really the backstory for Barton's character, Lana, in You and I, a film directed by two time Oscar nominee Roland Joffe that takes place in Russia, and uses the now broken up pop duo t.A.T.u. as the backdrop for the entire story.
If you ever get the opportunity to see F.Stokes perform live, after he's done, walk up to him and say hello. He is, by far, one of the most approachable artists in hip-hop, and the conversation that will ensue will likely be enjoyed by both parties. You see, F.Stokes doesn't just dish out great insights in his music, he soaks them in, as well, and as a lover of people he truly enjoys these interactions.
With that in mind, it's apropos that he titled his latest EP Love, Always. This week I caught up with F.Stokes to find out more about the album, his unique relationship with his fans, and how he grew from a tumultuous childhood that included a nomadic lifestyle and an incarcerated father, to be such a kind, well adjusted, individual. F.Stokes also revealed why he thinks some artists need to take a step back and see their true place in the world.
Where on earth did Mickey Avalon go? That's a question that's been on many people's minds since he seemingly dropped off the face of the earth after releasing his darkly perverse eponymous debut album back in 2006. Where he was, was in limbo. Attempting to get off of one label, sign with another, and release an album he's been amped to get to people for quite some time. Loaded is that album, and on April 24th it will finally see the light of day on Suburban Noize Records.
This week I caught up with Avalon to find out about the long delayed Loaded, and what was going on with the band that wanted to fight him at SXSW. Avalon also opened up about his relationship with drugs and alcohol, working with Cisco Adler, and having Ke$ha open up for him on his 2009 tour.
Welcome to your weekly dose of pop world musings. Covering all things pop culture, this week Pop Shots is hitting you with thoughts on everything from Justin Bieber teaming up with Taylor Swift, to 98 Degrees staying separated for a little bit longer, to Marilyn Manson joining forces with some really random folks at Revolver's Golden Gods Awards, and since it's Pop Shots you know everything is seasoned with a little bit of attitude.
This may be one of my favorite episodes of my ABX podcast, but there's a catch... actually there's a catch phrase... actually there are A LOT of catch phrases. For some reason I got it into my head that I need a catch phrase, and since I don't have one I'm asking you to help me create one. In the meantime, for this episode of my show I use a plethora of well known catch phrases from television shows throughout the ages. Count em all and email me the number and you could win something from my big bins of CDs!
If you think that sounds crazy, just wait until you hear the final five minutes of the show.
5:AM - Everybody MC Elijah Black - Y.B.F. Jackson P - S.O.S. Homeboy Sandman - Cops Get Scared of Me Roc Doogie - Live Bait The Other Guys - Which One Stick Up Kids - Welcome Home Gypsyphonic Disko - Ain't My Fault Mr. Ivory Snow - Ambulance Justina - Hip-Hop Joan Jett
As always, thanks for reading and have a fantastic week.
Video: Micah Freeman, "Racing Hearts" f. KeithCharles SpaceBar | The Super 3 (The Internet/Odd Future), DJ Khalil and Supa Dave West produce on "The Timepiece" dropping May
Baltimore-bred, Atlanta-based lyricist/vocalist Micah Freeman presents the Awful Media-directed video for "Racing Hearts", the Djarum-produced single from The Timepiece, his forthcoming full-length dropping May featuring DJ Khalil, Supa Dave West, The Super 3 of The Internet/Odd Future, Introspective Minds, his close collaborator Ethereal (signed to Yelawolf's Slumerican imprint) and more.
The video also features singer India Shawn. In The Timepiece Micah's alter-ego The Time Traveler travels through time literally and musically, referencing '80s pop and funk sounds, '90s hip-hop and more in search of 'all that is timeless'. "[Racing Hearts] is about taking a woman on an exciting journey through the world of the Time Traveler which is meant to give her a glimpse of things from my perspective; of a man who is in search of timelessness," Micah explains. Micah has opened for J*Davey, Cyhi Da Prynce, Cloudeater, Yelawolf, Project Pat and Theophilus London, and will be touring the country this summer with Peter Hadar, the GTW and KeithCharles SpaceBar.
“This kid is channeling something really extraordinary. It's right where it needs to be. What he's doing is important.” -Supa Dave West