Video: Moka Blast "I Don't Care" - New York Stand Up!
Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.
Here is Moka Blast's new video "I Don't Care" produced by Ricky Singh, from Moka's upcoming mixtape Ladies Love Moka 2, hosted by DJ Superstar Jay! With this track, Moka expresses his disdain for NYC alienating its own talent.
Show Announcement: Budo Coming to Minneapolis on July 19th!
Courtesy Budo Beats.
I'm super excited to announce that I will be making my Minneapolis headlining debut on July 19th at 7th Street Entry.This will be a special night, as I'll be playing all new music from my upcoming solo record The Finger and The Moon. Minneapolis is one of my favorite cities in the world, and I'm grateful for the chance to share this new music with you all!
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Here is my latest single "Circles" and a new video:
[Single]: Budo - "Circles"
[Video]: Budo - The Finger & The Moon
Joining me in Minneapolis will be my friend Hollis. Hollis is a singer/songwriter from Seattle, known for her part in the groups Canary Sing and The Flavr Blue, as well as for her guest appearances on Macklemore's album The Heist.
I'll also have my friend Elskavon playing a set of beautiful soundscapes and original compositions. This shit is gonna be wonderful!!
Here are the details for the show:
Friday July 19th
7th St. Entry, Minneapolis
Tickets $8 adv / $10 d.o.s.
Would love to see you all there, new faces and old friends!
News: The Mu$ic Biz Teams Up With Kardinal Offishall For The Game's Second Iteration
Since climbing to #1 as the most downloaded free app on iTunes within the music category in February 2013, The Music Biz™ continues to gain popularity. To keep up the momentum, Hungry Eyes Film and Television Inc. & XMG Studios are excited to announce the release of the next iteration of the game, set to be released in September 2013.
The second iteration will feature a much anticipated collaboration with hip hop superstar Kardinal Offishall. Kardinal’s music will be available for in game play. The decision to bring on Kardinal Offishall was a “no brainer” said Sudz Sutherland, co-creator of The Music Biz™ and founder of Hungry Eyes Film & Television. “Kardinal is Canada's hip-hop ambassador and it only made sense to team up with one of the country's best hip-hop artists.
The next iteration, The Music Biz™ will also be teaming up with prominent names in Canadian hip hop like Peter Jackson and Luu Breeze. Their exclusive beats will be available in the game. More leading hip hop artists will be added to the roster in the weeks to come.
The Music Biz™ is also pleased to announce the winner of our extensive search for the next hip hop star producer, Andrew Triple A! He was the grand prize winner of The Music Biz contest – where we searched for the next big thing in hip hop to win the grand-prize of $500. His beat and custom designed avatar will be featured in The Music Biz™.
Other talented artists featured on The Music Biz™ include Juno nominated Rich Kidd and Son Real, Grammy nominated Jake One, superstar producer Alchemist, and artists BADBADNOTGOOD, Frank Dukes, Marco Polo, Mr. Porter, MoSS, and Ryan Hemsworth.
The second iteration will have an array of updates that include:
Being available on the Android platform
30 new beats
10 new premium beats created by leading hip hop artists
The player can battle artists like Kardinal Offishall head to head in the Mix Challenge
Connect with the Music Biz on our blog at www.urthemusicbiz.com. Also visit us on Facebook at urthemusicbiz and on Twitter @urthemusicbiz. For more information, please contact Hungry Eyes at 416-654-6222 or visit www.urthemusicbiz.com .
About Hungry Eyes Film & Television
Hungry Eyes Film & Television, co-founded by the husband-wife team of Sudz Sutherland and Jen Holness, tackle subjects that are cross-cultural, cross-genre and cross-media. Hungry Eyes has done pioneering work with hard-hitting films such as Home Again, a film about people deported to Jamaica from their adopted countries for minor criminal offences, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2012; and Guns, a television mini-series starring Colm Feore and Elisha Cuthbert.
As filmmakers, Hungry Eyes has brought a fresh and authentic perspective to cultural, economic and political issues in film. Now, the duo is focussed on developing content for mobile users in the black and Hispanic communities in North America -- considered the fastest growing demographics in the new technology space. “We developed this game for lovers of hip-hop,” says Sutherland, “and that’s a larger group of people who are beyond a narrow racial definition.” The rise of online music and mobile gaming has brought a generic approach to content -- standardized racing and shooter games that appeal to the widest possible audience. But as audiences drift further away from the computer screen and use the mobiles as entertainment devices, Sutherland sees an opportunity to develop mobile content that targets specific cultural audiences: “This kind of content falls below the radar screen of most companies.”
About XMG Studio
XMG Studio Inc. is an award-winning developer of mobile games with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of providing original expression through gameplay for all fans of fun. The company has released 12 mobile games in various genres targeting casual game players of which seven games have in excess of one million installs and several have won Best App ever industry awards for best in class. Named as one of the top global mobile games developers to watch by industry media, XMG has a track record of innovation excellence including the creation of several sub genres within the mobile gaming ecosystem.
Signif releases new single “Late Night Jazz” from upcoming 2013 release
After the release of her 2012 LP Significant Wizdom II: Atypical, Signif is back with new music titled “Late Night Jazz”. The single is from her upcoming EP Friction, slated to drop later this year and is produced by Radio Rahiem. It's the latest offering from the lyrical emcee and is the follow up to “Afternoon Jazz” a track from Signif’s debut album the Transition circa 2010. “Late Night Jazz” comes right on the heels of Signif’s first European tour, which kicks off June 19th at L’ international in Paris, France.
“I feel Hip Hop and Jazz has an estranged marriage, I’m influenced by the era and want to celebrate that. The chorus and the 3rd verse of both songs pay homage to the Jazz greats as well as me telling my story along the way. In Afternoon Jazz I was more undecided on so many things as an artist but was ready to take a risk that could lead me anywhere good or bad, but on Late Night Jazz you hear a more confident artist who has found their niche and their self along the way without losing sight of the cause.” - Signif on Late Night Jazz
PR: DJ Drama Teams with Flat Fitty as Brand Ambassador
Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.
Flat Fitty is proud to announce award-winning, critically-acclaimed DJ, producer and radio personality DJ Drama as an official Brand Ambassador for the California-based luxury headwear manufacturer.
With four star-studded studio albums under his belt thus far, and as curator of the legendary Gangsta Grillz mixtape series, DJ Drama has long been a key tastemaker in Hip Hop and beyond.
Flat Fitty initially worked with Drama on his "So Many Girls" video featuring Tyga and Roscoe Dash, which currently has nearly two million views on YouTube. Bringing him in as a representative of the brand was a natural next step.
"We are enthusiastic about teaming with DJ Drama," says Dove Clark, Flat Fitty Business Development Manager. "In addition to having a fierce entrepreneurial spirit behind his growing empire, Drama is extremely down to earth and focused on quality. He fits in perfectly with the Flat Fitty movement."
In his new role, DJ Drama will represent Flat Fitty Luxury Headwear throughout his coast-to-coast Summer tour. The route will include personal appearances to meet fans at select retail outlets, with exact meet and greet locations to be announced soon on http://FlatFitty.com .
"If there's anything people equate DJ Drama to outside of my music, it's always having a cap on my head," says Drama. "To me, Flat Fitty is a great, fresh, quality brand that I'm excited to be rocking and working with."
While Refill Gang’s own Raheem puts the finishing touches on a new mixtape, the buzzing Toronto emcee drops off a new visual for a track titled "Concrete” which directed by Jay Baskey. Watch the new video below and check in for new music!
Video: Nylo - "Fool Me Once" Video Is First Leak From Her Upcoming Mixtape Indigo Summer
Courtesy Audible Treats.
Often described as "Aaliyah meets The Weeknd" with her moody, smooth vocals and minimalistic and evocative RnB style is Nylo, a Chicago-born singer/songwriter. But if you asked Nylo to describe her own sound she'd probably say she makes "music that sounds like snow."
PR: Swill Gets Kickstarter Boost Before Austin Film Festival
Courtesy Melanie J Cornish.
Securing a boost from an impromptu appeal on Kickstarter.com, Texas filmmaker Andrew ‘Bird’ Rogers set to work filming his latest movie Swill last weekend on location in Austin, TX. The movie, which stars Chicago entertainer Kris Warren will be reaching the July 15th deadline to submit to the Austin Film Festival in the hope of it premiering there.
"The film has been a personal goal of mine for a year now,” explained Rogers who graduated from Northwestern University in 2010. “What started as a quest to sell a spec script turned into a group endeavor to potentially rock the Austin Film Festival."
The movie, which examines the ‘the ideas of paranoia, mass communication, and alcohol abuse - all with a view to the end of the world,’ will see Kris Warren take on his first acting role as ‘Doug,’ a small town guy who never looks for trouble, who stands firm as the rock of the group while being tested in extreme situations. Playing ‘Doug,’ the ‘Blow Up’ star applied the same level of enthusiasm and expertise to his debut as he has continually to his music career.
"I know myself as a music artist already, and I find it truly amazing just how much I have learned about myself through acting,” shares Kris Warren. “Music makes me feel free, and in all honesty, acting has the very same effect on me.
“After the shoot last weekend I am very excited about my future in acting and feel confident that the steps I have taken to nurture my acting capabilities have paid off," Warren concludes.