MP3: T.I. f/ Jackie-O, Rocko - "I Can't Help It (G-Mix)"
Jackie-O otherwise known as the baddest bitch in Miami joins T.I. and Rocko for the G-Mix to "I Can't Help It" originally featured on T.I.'s "No Mercy" album. Jackie-O's "Strait From The Underground" mixtape hosted by DJ Bobby Black coming soon.
Last week, the online world saw the music video by Bishop Lamont featuring Nate Dogg & SoNReal, produced by Warren G. That track and video, "I'm Faded" made its rounds all throughout the online spectrum. "I'm Faded" serves as the first single and visual to DJ Dow Jones & Mr. Peter Parker's "The Free Trade Agreement" original mixtape dropping on February 14th. Today, we drop the second leak off the project. Rich Kidd is one of Canada's best known up and coming artists, and he hooks up with super-producer J. Cardim (Joe Budden, etc) for "Let A Round Clap."
First NYC Show Announcement 02.10.2011 Ace to Debut Live Show in Williamsburg, BK
(February 10, 2011 - New York, NY) Brooklyn singer-songwriter Ace Reporter is excited to announce his first live show on Thursday, February 17th at Cameo Gallery in Williamsburg, BK. Backed by a full band, the show promises to be an energetic affair for fans and will feature a multiplicity of songs from Ace's ambitious threesixfive project. Ace Reporter will be hitting the stage at 9:00PM for an hour long set – tickets will be available at the door at Cameo Gallery for $5. Thursday's performance will also double as a release party for the Sleepyhead EP, a five song collection of introspective tracks culled from Ace's vast melodious library.
Ace Reporter is also pleased to offer his rendition of Arcade Fire's "We Used to Wait". Recorded by Ace in December as part of a weeklong tribute to his favorite albums of 2010, this re-imagining of Arcade Fire's anthemic track features soaring violins interlaced with Ace's disarming vocals. In addition to offering the song for free download, Ace is proud to present a montage video which finds his cover song set to photographs taken by his friends – join him below on this journey of vocals and visuals.
Chuck D's "By the Time I Got to Arizona" Art to Premier March 4th
Where does racial profiling end when it’s the law? This is only one of the many questions Public Enemy founder and music visionary Chuck D poses with By The Time I Got To Arizona, an explosive fine art collaboration created under his specific direction that foreshadows the future of America if policies based on profiling continue. For his first foray into fine art, Chuck has worked hand-in-hand with artist Ravi Dosaj of creativity house SceneFour - whose recent art project with RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan was named “The Greatest Painting Of 2010” by Village Voice – re-engineering a variety of traditional 20th century American imagery to create a frighteningly accurate portrait of a country eating itself. With a release set slated for March 4th, those interested in learning more before the public unveiling are encourage to sign up exclusively at www.theartofchuckd.com.
P.E. frontman Chuck D has made a career out of saying the kinds of things that, even, twenty years later, mainstream America still isn’t ready to hear. 1988’s It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back album revolutionized music, had the entire world shouting fight the power, heralded hip-hop’s ‘Golden Era’, and has made every critic’s best-albums-ever list since. It also set the tone for Chuck’s ascendancy to the self-appointed post of hip-hop’s elder statesman, during which he has answered to the titles of writer, producer, label owner, orator, radio host and narrator. He has testified before Congress, and was responsible for releasing one of the first albums in the mp3 format. He has collaborated with Janet Jackson, John Mellencamp, Rage Against The Machine, Sonic Youth and Henry Rollins among many others.
Though the piece won’t be shown publicly until March 4, 2011, the concept behind the work is described as “a future Arizona border created in a sophisticated collage utilizing a cache of recognizable figures (created over the last 100 years) to show how our “nation of immigrants” has been lost to legislation. Hidden within the piece are more than 30 various figures, lyrics, and messages for viewers to find. Arizona, which takes its name from Public Enemy’s classic 1991 song “By The Time I Get To Arizona”, picks up where Chuck’s recently released track “Tear Down That Wall” left off, keeping the spotlight on what he feels is one of America’s most important issues today, in a style guaranteed to raise some eyebrows. Each piece in this epic release comes with an authenticity placard, is numbered and signed by Chuck, and features his original handprints on the canvas in acrylic paint. Only 500 drafts will exist in the world.
Tucson's Finest Releases Latest Single From Illuminati Thug Mafia, Preps New Video
Critical Praise for Isaiah Toothtaker:
"I am fairly certain that my former scripture teacher would confirm that this is, beyond a reasonable doubt, the devil's work." - Cool'eh Magazine
"You can't really compare this record to anything because right now there isn't shit out there that sounds like this." - Sergdun of BEERANDRAP.COM / SoManyShrimp.com
"If you're a fan of raw hip-hop, Toothtaker's Illuminati Thug Mafia is the first must-hear record of this young 2011." - MyOldKentuckyBlog.com
When he's not tattooing the likes of MURS, Jean Grae, 2Mex, Big Pooh, members of Arcade Fire, and others at his popular tattoo shop STARING WITHOUT CARING, Tucson, Arizona rapper Isaiah Toothtaker continues to turn heads with his latest album, Illuminati Thug Mafia, released late last month as part of a joint venture between Alpha Pup Records and his own label Machina Muerte. Now the Tucson native is treating fans with the latest single, "Baby," which fans can also expect a video for in the coming days.
Convicted multiple felon and participant in over 400 witnessed street fights -- all after being kicked out of his home at the age of 11 and having his father murdered by Tucson Police -- it's no secret that Isaiah Toothtaker has seen and experienced plenty of violence's shady underworld. And the combination of heavily reverberating drums, high-speed crashing percussion, deep bass, and shrill organ stabs, create a perfectly grim and sinister backdrop for the Machina Muerte Capo to unwind his tales, starting with his off-kilter, semi-melodic chorus, as he sings, "Dear mama, didn't mean to kill your baby, is that your baby?/ Holy father, I'm waiting for you to save me, so can you save me?" Later referring to himself as the "Only undertaker that overachieves," Toothtaker, on "Baby" as with the rest of the album, mixes mayhem with deft wordplay, and leaves it up to listeners to decipher their own meanings.
Isaiah Toothtaker's newest album Illuminati Thug Mafia is available now via Machina Muerte/Alpha Pup.