On the heels of releasing two critically acclaimed projects (2008's "Children of God" and 2011's collaborative effort with Rugged N Raw "Mohammed Dangerfield" which featured the well-circulated cut with Immortal Technique "Break Of A Star"), Hasan Salaam returns with a new EP "Music Is My Weapon" (appearances by Steele of Smif N Wessun, Chace Infinite, Reef The Lost Cauze, Eternia and production by Snowgoons) which is scheduled to be released on 12-6-2011; and even loftier goals.
The concept behind Hasan Salaam's EP "Music Is My Weapon" is the belief that music can be used as a powerful tool in the pursuit of freedom, justice, and equality. With the release of the project, Hasan is aiming to prove that music can change people's lives, literally. All profits from the sale of the EP will be used to fund a school, clean water well, and medical clinic in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. In November 2010, Hasan became the first U.S hip hop artist to ever perform in Bissau. On the same trip he worked with the young artists, taught creative writing to the youth, and headlined a concert to promote freedom of speech. The "Music Is My Weapon" project is the next step, in an effort to provide change to a country that remains one of the poorest and least politically stable in the world.
Ladies and gentleman, we are 1 day away from the return of the most musically progressive parties on the planet... HEAVEN (WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23RD)! And for those of you who do not know, here is a brief introduction.
A few years ago we started the HEAVEN party movement. One of our classic parties was the "Stevie Wonder Hotter than July" event. Dj Kemit took us on a Stevie journey that was out of this world. For those of you who couldn't make it, here is a download of how the night went down. Pure party madness yall, Dj Kemit on the wheels and me on the mic.
And in the spirit of giving we are also giving away a pair of tickets to see Mary J.Blige. You want the tickets, make sure you are at HEAVEN this wednesday!
New Balance and Crooked Tongues will debut their limited edition 1500 this weekend for the first time in the US. The duo of colorways celebrates both the shoe and New Balance's longstanding relationship with Crooked Tongues.
This iconic runner features composite materials in the midsole making it one of the most resilient and technically advanced running shoes ever made. This release harks back to a pivotal moment for all involved. It makes sense that a UK site works with the greatest UK source of sneaker manufacturer, with their legendarily high standards.
The premium leathers and nubucks remain, but logo stitch colors have been cleaned up a little. The mesh toes are now on both makeups and color blocking has been tweaked to accommodate for the 1500's unique panelling.
Less than 250 pairs will be released this Saturday at CNCPTS, Reed Space, West NYC, and UNDFTD.
Amante Da Prez Hosea Feed The Hungry Benefit Concert and Southernmatic release party is tonight at Apache Café (64 3rd St. Atlanta, Ga.). A portion of the proceeds from this will go to Hosea to feed the hungry on Thanksgiving, it is also a food drive, so please bring canned goods.
Doors open at 9 pm
Show starts at 9 30 pm
$8 before 10 and $10 after
Amante Da Prez will be performing live with his band GWO. The event will be hosted by Fort Knox and the Dj will be Dj X. Also performing Shred TVT/Dj Majestik, Nubia Emmon, The Mighty Network, Anderson Scott aka Snub, Ms Streetz, Dj Nez, Mr Banks, Athena Renee, Jason London, and Dwight Anderson.
It will be a nice mix of Hip Hop, R&B, and Rock by some of the great artists.
Boog Brown was named to iTunes Best New Hip-Hop Artists alongside Nicki Minaj, Drake, B.O.B., now she is getting ready to release a follow up to the smash hit debut album produced by Apollo Brown. December 20th a full length redux entitled The Brown Study Remixes will be released on cd and digitally by Mello Music Group featuring all new production, bonus tracks, and cover art. This is a purely collector's edition pairing Boog with some of the undergrounds most noteworthy producers. To get people ready, Boog is giving away the first single, UPS, remixed by DTMD's beatsmith Dunc. Enjoy the song!