After releasing his single and the accompanying visuals for "Paradise" in October, G.O.O.D. Music signee Ryan McDermott linked up with Very G.O.O.D. Beats mainstay Hit-Boy for "Joy." The two are back today with the visuals for the single, which dropped last month.
The Uncluded Announce Tour Dates (Aesop Rock & Kimya Dawson)
Courtesy Jim M.
The Uncluded (Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson) are excited to unveil the details of their upcoming US tour which will begin on May 28 in Washington DC and will find the duo taking their whimsical tunes from coast to coast. The tour includes dates in Chicago at Old Town School of Folk Music on June 8 as well as stops along the West Coast in Los Angeles at the First Unitarian Church on July 25. For all dates, the band will be supported by Hamell On Trial. For the full itinerary, please see below.
Kimya Dawson is a Grammy winning, platinum selling singer songwriter most widely known for her work on the JUNO soundtrack and her former band, The Moldy Peaches. She has released 7 solo albums, including a children's album "Alphabutt".
Aesop Rock (aka Ian Bavitz) is a critically acclaimed hip hop artist/producer, recognized for his dense and abstract word play. He has released six solo albums, three EPs, and a 45-minute piece of music designed for runners, commissioned by Nike. Lyrics have been published in the New York Times Best Seller Hip Hop Speaks to Children, as well as Yale University's Anthology of Rap (Nov. 2010). Aesop is also co-founder of 900bats.com, a creative resource of arts, information, and oddities.
Upcoming Tour Dates
5/28 - Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
5/29 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
5/30 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
6/01 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
6/02 - Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
6/03 - Toronto, ON @ The Blk Box
6/05 - Detroit, MI @ Trinosophes
6/06 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Warhol
6/07 - Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center @ Ohio State
6/08 - Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Folk Music
6/21 - Dallas, TX @ The Texas Theatre
6/22 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's Upstairs
6/23 - Austin, TX @ Central Presbyterian
6/25 - St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
6/26 - Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar
6/29 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
6/30 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
7/01 - Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
7/03 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
7/05 - Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre
7/06 - Colorado Springs, CO - @ Black Sheep
7/23 - San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
7/25 - Los Angeles, CA @ First Unitarian Church
7/26 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
7/29 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
7/30 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo's
7/31 - Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
8/02 - Missoula, MT @ The Palace
8/03 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Stahhr Celebrates Molotov Season Year Anniversary w/ FREE DL
Courtesy John Robinson.
When I embarked on this creative journey, I was writing as catharsis. My entire world, way of life had been flipped upside down, uprooted and I was getting my "phoenix from the flame" on in grand fashion. The writing came fairly easily for me, typically I work against myself by editing and re-editing, then starting over before I even complete a song.
This chamber, Mother Nature with a Molotov, was freeing, light, uninhibited. I wrote free of fear, judgement, I let my hair down, I wrote more candidly, openly and honestly than I ever allowed self to before. There was so much transformation and change going on with Mother Nature during the writing process, everything synchronized itself in a very magical way. It felt good, and that feeling permeates every track on Molotov Season. On the eve of the one year anniversary of it's release, I'm humbled as I reflect on how the album has been received so far. I took a chance and self released, relying only on a small, self funded promo budget and word of mouth. I just had to get the project out at that time, it was needed. I feel like Molotov Season speaks to who I am fully as an artist/mc. It shows the multiple dimensions, the growth, balance and the element of surprise, which is one of the many symbolic meanings of the molotov. Over the course of this year, the album drew to me a feature on Southern California Public Radio ( thank you Christopher M. Johnson), a four star review in Creative Loafing (thank you Rodney Carmichael), inclusion on the Hip Hop Digest Show's Top Ten Albums of 2012 and a feature in Courtney Brown's "Plight of the Female MC" article in The Source Magazine. I grew up reading The Source, to see my words, my name in it.. that feeling alone was just humbling. Somebody IS always listening, so keep pressing forward no matter what. These are just some of the highlights. I was slightly taken aback by the reception received, again in this day and time of hip hop music, specifically indie music, it's like EVERYBODY and their mama is rapping. We are constantly swamped with content from every angle, Molotov Season could very easily have just gotten lost in the shuffle with the 1000's of other releases in 2012.
Thank you to everyone that reviewed the album, all the djs and radio show hosts that continue to include me in their regular rotation globally, my fambase that invested their hard earned currency and purchased cds and downloads, every producer, mc, vocalist, graphic designer, photographer that donated their energy, time and talent, my friends and family that have been there at every turn through the highs and lows. I feel like I really just got started here and I want the world to hear this album. If it flew under your radar, now is the perfect time to tap in and get some of this Golden Era Future on you. Molotov Season is in full effect, let's keep it moving forward.
Peace, Love and Balance,
Hungry for some "real 16's"? New York's Oscar O'Malley has got you covered. The debonair rapper takes us shopping after hours for some frames at a store most guys wouldn't mind shopping at, while kicking them dope rhymes. The first music video from one of Hot 97's Who's Next featured rappers showcases more flows than wardrobe changes in your average Hip-Hop video. Step into the NYC nightlife state of mind with Oscar's posse over a smooth, refined beat that will have your whole family nostalgic over that "certain look."
After a nearly four year hiatus, Earatik is now back with "Big Fire", a genuine Hip Hop banger produced by Phil Absurd and full length video shot and directed by Seth Savoy, that will remind fans what they've been missing over the past few years.
Video: Bobby Brackins - Clyde Carson - Ty$ - Too $hort Trailer
Here’s a sneak peak trailer for Bobby Brackins upcoming video Big Body featuring Clyde Carson and Ty$. The Bay Area native has made quite a name for himself both behind the scenes and in front of the camera. Coming off of an intense two week media blitz handling all of the controversy surrounding the “I Hit it First” record, Bobby Is ready to truly function and re focus on his highly under privileged and over shadowed rap artist and fashion connoisseur career!