After embarking on a USO Tour to Afghanistan and Kuwait with Grammy nominated hip hop recording artist Paul Wall, DJ Smallz is set to release a military inspired "Southern Smoke" mixtape project titled "Call of Duty", starring hip hop's brightest stars serving in active duty. Named by XXL Magazine as "one of hip hop's most sought-after DJs", DJ Smallz is seeking the nation's best talent (hip hop and R&B) amongst the military's four branches - Army, Navy, Marines, and U.S. Air Force. The mixtape will be available for free download on DJSmallz.com as well as several other major media outlets Memorial Day.
Here are the rules for entry:
Applicants must be active-duty in one of the four military branches. Song recorded by artist must be an original rap or R&B song Upload the song through HulkShare.com Submit the upload link through DJSmallz.com HERE
If your song is selected, you'll be asked to provide a copy of your military I.D. and your commanding officer's phone number.
We are proud to announce that THE DON the new LP from Quite Nyce is now available on his official Bancamp page. Please support by purchasing some tracks or the whole LP. Quite Nyce is currently on tour with his group RADIx in France.
For the launch of his new Facebook page Quite Nyce is giving away a new FreEP that will drop this week. He also has announced a remix contest for one of his most famed tracks I ALONE. The winner will get their track put on his Bandcamp page and will be promoted. Quite Nyce has also agreed to record an exclusive track with the winning producer.
Phiilly MC/Producer Has-Lo's debut MMG album, In Case I Don't Make It, can be ordered today as an exclusive itunes pre-release (the cd release is March 29th). The critically acclaimed album is featured this month in XXL Mag "Chairman's Choice". To celebrate, we present the official Utero Video & Audio Mp3.
The album is a dark blend of haunting imagery and edgy, raw lyricism that takes you through a journey, song by song, of a man at the tipping point: somewhere between survival and suicidal. Utero is the perfect jump off: gritty and stirring. Has-Lo pens:
"Take a stroll in my subconscious Where foul thoughts crumble the walls that block it Mentally I’m crooked and cracked White man say it’s ‘hood in me, could it be that?"
The video, directed by Antonio Battle, graphically depicts Has-Lo's lucid dream as he stomps through the scene of his verse.
Enjoy the video & free download: feel free to post and share.
*DAMON BROWN'S SIMPLE GUIDE TO THE iPAD - NOW FOR iPAD 2!*
I updated the best-selling iPad guide for the new (and improved) iPad 2. Check out the description below.
Damon Brown's Simple Guide to the iPad:
Make the most of your iPad! Veteran tech author Damon Brown gives all you need to have fun with Apple's popular device, from music and word processing to photos and video games. The down-to-earth tone cuts through all the tech jargon, while the detailed information will get novices and techies alike up and running. Both affordable and thorough, the book will make you an expert in an hour or two.
Every day I discuss the latest news in the mobile tech world, whether it be how the iPad's competition measures up, why Borders is suddenly pushing digital books more than ever, or what Netflix is doing to keep loyal customers. The topics are broad and we usually have a great discussion in the comments.
You can also catch me at American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) conference next month in Manhattan! I will be doing two panels: One on the 21st Century Office (as a contributor) and another on Writing Idiot's and Dummies Guides (as a moderator).
The organization was super supportive when I first started writing years ago, enough so that I became an active member and, as of last year, joined the board of directors. The conference is definitely worth checking out if you have any interest in being a professional non-fiction writer. If you can't attend, we also will be doing plenty of live tweeting during the conference using hashtag #asja2011 on Twitter.
The ASJA conference will be April 29th - May 1st at the Roosevelt Hotel, Manhattan. Early registration ends on March 25th. You can find more info at http://www.asja.org/wc/2011/.
Thanks for your support and I look forward to connecting with you soon both online and in person.
Goodnight (Intro) Mixtape of the Year Freestyle Ridicule Hard to Handle Drinks in the Air/ Emotional Rollercoaster Bump in ya Trunk First in Flight (ft. Preme) Cuz I’m Different This is Me (a fan favorite from debut mixtape) Gotta Find A Way Beautiful Ladies When A Man Really Loves (poem) Random Thoughts Lets Change The Subject Women in Red Denim Serve It Up Dry Your Eyes Wrong Turn (ft. Los Vegas) Cypher II (ft. Khalil, Stu Jack, Preme & Los Vegas) Conclusive Optimism (Outro)
Production Credits: Izzy The Kid, Swollen Drumz, Stompboxx Music, DJ Corbett, J Rum Beats, Epik The Dawn