Media Alert: Slaughterhouse, MGK & 2 Chainz at SXSW
Courtesy Nancy B.
2012 marks Manhattan live music landmark S.O.B.s’ (Sounds of Brazil) thirtieth year in existence and to celebrate, they have partnered up with their talent booking and marketing team, Noizy Cricket!!, and world-renowned International Creative Management (ICM) as well as OGPR Marketing & Public Relations to provide an all star anniversary concert at this year’s SXSW, on Wednesday, March 14th. The show is to be held at 6th Street’s Malaia World Lounge.
The performance line-up, meant to showcase S.O.B’s commitment to musical diversity, includes acts like Miguel, Machine Gun Kelly, and 2 Chainz, as well as rap supergroup Slaughterhouse [Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5'9, Crooked I], Elle Varner, CJ Hilton, Maya Azuceña & Airplane Boys. Opening honors will be performed by warm-up alumn, Anthm. AllHipHop, who have supported S.O.B.’s with on-the-scene media coverage for the past decade, is the event’s media partner. YouHeardThatNew’s infamous founder, Low Key, will host the evening with 2DopeBoyz’s DJ Meka providing the musical backdrop in-between sets.
Media is encouraged to attend this momentous occasion in New York City’s music history at one of the nation’s biggest and best music festivals, SXSW. Attendance is free to all on a first come, first served basis with appropriate SXSW wristbands and select media will be given access to talent for interview purposes.
Last month, Cris Cab joined Gym Class Heroes, as well as TPain and Outasight on tour in support of his new Echo Boom project. Below is a link to Episode 4 of his tour blog which gives his fans a look inside tour life as a young artist. In this episode, Cris and the band pass through South Dakota and Minnesota while on tour. Snowball fights during the day, sold out shows at night, check it out!
Continuing to stake their claim as one of the leading labels releasing consistently creative high grade hip-hop in the UK, AssociatedMinds present the brand-new video for Metabeats's 'EyeSeeYou' featuring Dubbledge.
The video, directed by the rising start Mike Tyler, perfectly translates the pearls of wisdom on racism, the media and UK police profiling that Edge drops so originally throughout the track and is a must see for anyone who appreciates hip-hop with class. We hope you enjoy.
The single is also out today (05/03/2012) and available worldwide at all the usual places.
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Video: Ariez Onasis - "Weed x Brews" (dir. Nicholas Black)
Courtesy Zack @ DICE Music.
ARIEZ IS BACK WITH A NEW VIDEO TO HIS DISMANTALING OF SCHOOLBOY Q'S LATEST. THE DARK WORLD CREATED BY DIRECTOR EXTRODINAIRE NICHOLAS BLACK SUITS ARIEZ TALES OF SINS AND MISBEHAVIOR IN THIS SPIRITED TRIP TO THE OTHERSIDE.
As M.I. and DJ Cutt ready the release of their forthcoming LP, Diamond, the duo known as Constant Deviants, continue to deliver on their promise of non-album singles with their latest single, "Skyscraper." On this track, DJ Cutt hands off production duties to Australian producer Debonair P, who laces the track with mellow acoustic guitar riffs, complemented by a perfectly dusty drum break. This song, along with a collection of others produced by Debonair P, will be released on a 12" effort titled The Allnighter EP in mid-March.
Although, fans may feel odd about hearing a Constant Deviants track not produced by DJ Cutt, they need not worry; the Baltimore/Brooklyn duo has been building with the Debonair for years now. "We've been building a relationship with him since we first started selling vinyl in '09," explains M.I. "He's a dope producer and definitely has a lock on the '90's sound."
The song title, "Skyscraper," and song concept came from the vibe that M.I. caught listening to the beat. "I just had the feeling of being on top a skyscraper," says M.I., "overlooking the confusion going on in the city." And while the casual listener might assume that feeling would lead to a serene track, "Skyscraper," as with all of Constant Deviants' music requires a closer listen. "Even at the top, you're still part of the chaos around you," M.I. remarks, and drives that sentiment home throughout the track with lines like, "Bodymore, Murdaland, man we got this/ Pop, pop, bang, bang/ Shoot em up mobsters/ Cops 'n robbers/ .45s, Glocks and choppers.”
Moka Only & Ayatollah Debut New Track, Announce Album
Courtesy Nature Sounds.
Moka Only is one of Canada's most celebrated hip-hop exports, a former member of Canadian rap royalty Swollen Members who has released dozens of solo projects since he broke through in the mid-90s. Ayatollah is one of the most respected producers in the American underground hip-hop scene, having crafted classics like Mos Def's "Ms. Fat Booty" and Talib Kweli's "The Proud," plus tracks for Styles P, Pharoahe Monch, Masta Ace, Cormega, Inspectah Deck, and many more. Now, these two talents are coming together for a full-length collaboration straight out of hip-hop dreamland. Appropriately entitled Bridges, the project hits stores everywhere on April 10th, 2012 through Greenstreets Entertainment. Check out the first single from Bridges, "Ekhart Tolle" now.