Welcome to the new week everyone. Lemme tell ya, I honestly believe I deserve a cookie simply for not murdering a publicist last week. The amount of insanity I had to go through with not one, but THREE PR people, only one of whom ended up coming through they way they said they would, was enough to drive a sane person mad. Good thing for me I lost my sanity years ago. Also good thing for me all that hard worked turned into scoring the cover story for the next issue of Substream Music Press. That won't be out until next month, but right now you can read my interview with Brooklyn hip-hop artist BS, and an all new edition of Pop Shots. You can also check out the latest edition of my underground hip-hop podcast, The Adam B Experience, and a great live clip from one of Louis Logic's recent shows.
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Pop Shots - Missing In Action
Welcome to your weekly dose of pop world musings. Covering all things pop culture, this week Pop Shots is hitting you with thoughts on everything from Taylor Swift's missing fan letters, to Chris Brown missing out on having any class whatsoever, to Vevo looking to give music television fans what they've been missing, and since it's Pop Shots you know everything is seasoned with a little bit of attitude.
Don't drop the camera. That's all that was going through Brooklyn hip-hop artist BS' mind last year when award winning photojournalist Dan Chung handed him a brand new Nikon D800, set it to record, and told him to start rhyming. They were at the famed New York City graffiti spot 5 Pointz, and BS was with beatboxers Grey Matter and Spencer Beatbox, and singers Dan Cary and Cocoa Sarai.
The three and a half minutes of having to hold the camera at arm's length started to get to BS, who remembers, "There was one point where you can see me kinda sag and dip, and I rap about my arms being really weak or having tiny arms. I felt like I was gonna drop the camera. (I was thinking) 'Oh my God, this camera is worth more than I have. It's not even out yet. Don't drop it. Don't drop it. Don't drop it. WRAP!'"
This is BS, the person, and it's someone he feels is finally starting to be represented in his work...
This podcast wasn't easy for me. Oh, don't worry, I had PLENTY of great music to choose from. That's never an issue. The issue was the head cold that had taken hold of me and refused to let go (I'm still waiting for a supermodel do the same). So I may sound a little different this month, but rest assured it IS really me. The good news is with eleven new songs you're gonna hear a lot more music than you are me talking. As an added bonus, I close the show with a mini dance party, and who doesn't like dance parties? (Assholes. That's who!)
BS - Hyperbrolic
Jesse Abraham w/ Chino XL - I've Tried
Rugged N Raw - Chip In Half
Substantial - Resilient (Marcus D Remix)
P.SO the Earth Tone King w/ 8thW1 - She Don't
Y? w/ Ayano Hiroze - Retrograde
Baxter P Wordsworth - Inglorious Baxter
Amo-1 w/ Blast Writehook & Enj - Charge
Koncept w/ Akie Bermiss - Oh Baby
JohnNY U. - Unorthadox
Silent Knight & The Band Called Fuse - Last Call
All background beats provided by 2 Hungry Bros.
As always, thanks for reading and have a fantastic week.
Mixtape: Price - No Holding Back (DJ Statik Selektah)
Courtesy Dotboys Music.
Dot Boys Movement is proud to present "No Holding Back", the 2nd single off of Price`s sophomore mixtape "No Boundaries" hosted by DJ/Producer/CEO Statik Selektah. "No Holding Back" is a testiment to Price's get up and go attitude. With his smooth lyrical delivery he gives us more incite on what he stand for, where he came from and where he's about to go,never looking back.
Last month, Toronto artist Crossword released "What U Wanna Do" as the debut single off his forthcoming EP Different Light. Now, Crossword has followed up the single with the accompanying video, which is also the first visual off the 9-track project.
Audio: Drumboy & Motel Eola present The 30 Producers Deep Compilation Album
30 Producers Deep, is the instrumental compilation album curated by Drumboy & me. Featuring the many styles and sounds from the international producers and beat makers of today all connecting through the power of the Internet. Filled with sharp dramatic drums, chilling pianos. smooth bass lines and amazing sample play creating the powerful and gritty backdrop for this compilation album.
It's time for another new edition of The Hip-Hop Shop. Episode #213 is entitled Rewind It All & Enjoy Again. Check out some hot new bangers from Macon Hamilton, Mega Ran, Mack Boyz, Spectac & Shakim, and more! Thanks for listening and remember to share the show with a friend and tell them to check it out every Tuesday on RapReviews.com!
* Writers Guild (Mr. Miranda, MC Pennywise, Random & More) - Effigy
* Macon Hamilton - Rewind It All
* Famoso & Taj Mahal - Crooklyn Bars
* Jasiri X f/ Brother Ali - The Pillars
* Spectac & Shakim f/ Skyzoo, Sha Stimuli, Senor Kaos - Moment of Truth
* Praverb f/ Thee Tom Hardy - Super Saiyans
* Mack Boyz - Dark Shades
* LONEgevity - More Than This
You may have heard of Mont Brown (@montbrown). He has been performing frequently in the city of Philadelphia. In the last ten weeks: he opened for Chill Moody (TLA), opened for Cam'ron (The Blockley), opened for Wale (TLA). Further, Mont has upcoming opening spots for Juvenile and Driicky Graham. Along with the live show presence, he has a spectacular musical track record (displayed primarily with viral video success).
Short Bio: Louie Millz made a name for himself as defeating opponents in battles which became lyrical exercises. His ability to consistently release good music has landed Millz on a list of over 40 mixtapes! When comparing Louie Millz to the likes of industry majors, Fabolous, Red Cafe, and Mase would all be mentioned: sharing their laid back style, smooth delivery, witty word play, and powerful punch lines.
Montreal's own I. Blast and producer Dirtwork head to Toronto to meet up with their OVO family and take some time to film this new video for "Money Is A Drug" produced by Dirtwork. Check in for more releases real soon.