2012 continues to be a busy year for Seattle's Fly Moon Royalty. The young electro-soul duo comprised of singer AdraBoo and producer Action Jackson have not only released their official debut album, the self-titled Fly Moon Royalty, but they've taken to stages far-and-wide, including at last month's SXSW music festival, to share the new music with fans. Now, with a new, soon-to-be-titled EP on the way, Fly Moon Royalty is excited to release their latest non-album loosie, "Betta Have My Money."
The song is built around a sample from the Betty Davis classic "If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up," and the old school soul track also inspired AdraBoo's lyrical direction on this new cut. "It keeps that same funk attitude," notes Fly Moon Royalty, "but it takes you into the whore house that 'Boo built."
Although the song doesn't appear on Fly Moon's album, those that have been to a recent show will likely find the track familiar. "This song is one of my favorites to perform," says AdraBoo. "It's got a laid back, grimy kind of sexy to it – it's provocative!"
The Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde - The Singles Collection. Limited Edition - Record Store Day - April 21, 2012
In honor of the 20th anniversary of The Pharcyde's debut album, Delicious Vinyl is proud to present Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde The Singles Collection. This limited edition set will be available at your favorite record store on April 21, 2012 - Record Store Day.
Originally released in November 1992, Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde emerged at a time when gangsta rap dominated what people were hearing, seeing and buying, especially on the West Coast. The Pharcyde's refreshing sound - lively, humorous and inventive lyrics overs lush, jazzy productions - changed hip hop's trajectory and influenced a generation of artists. In the last twenty years, Bizarre Ride has solidified its reputation as a five-star classic, beloved by critics and fans alike.
The limited edition box set includes:
Seven 7" records pressed on seven different colors of vinyl, housed in replica mini jackets.
A double CD package with 24 tracks featuring seven instrumentals (one previously unreleaed), five acapellas (four previously unreleased) and six remixes, plus a bonus track taken from a rare vinyl-only promo 12" single.
A large 21"x28" poster and 120-piece jigsaw puzzle, both featuring the album's iconic rollercoaster cover art.
Detailed liner notes written by album producer J-Sw!ft, along with never-before-seen vintage photos of The Pharcyde.
Video: Sam Scarfo - "What U Gon Do" (Young Money Freestyle)
Here is Sam Scarfo's video for "What U Gon Do" Young Money freestyle featuring Supastar Straps from The Package mixtape!
Features on The Package include Yo Gotti, 2 Chainz, Serius Jones, Bad Azz, Supastar Straps and more! Original production includes tracks from Muscle Men, Ty Fyffe, Clipsmoke, 3rrdy, Lazy K Productions and Sam Scarfo himself!
A special album edition of The Package will also be available on iTunes this month!
Stones Throw Podcast 73 by Mike D & Peanut Butter Wolf
The latest mixtape in our podcast series is from Mike D of the Beastie Boys & Peanut Butter Wolf, a 45-minute set they put together at Stones Throw HQ last week. Track list below.
Opening this week at the downtown Los Angeles MOCA Geffen Contemporary is the Mike D's curated Transmission LA: AV Club, a 17-day multi-disciplinary festival, featuring the work of 16 contemporary artists, musicians, designers, filmmakers, chefs and live music/DJ events. The Stones Throw DJ's have been invited to bring the noise on Saturday, April 21st.
Sat. Apr. 21, 7PM: Dam-Funk, J Rocc, Jonti & Peanut Butter Wolf at MOCA Geffen, 152 N Central Ave, Los Angeles CA. All Ages.
TRACK LIST: 1. The Light Sailer- London Philharmonic Orchestra & Wendy Carlos 2. Musique Non-Stop- Kraftwerk 3. Beat Bop- Rammellzee Vs K-Rob 4. Howlin For Judy - Jeremy Steig 5. Step Into A World (Rapture) - KRS-One 6. Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymi
stic - Isaac Hayes 7. Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos - Public Enemy 8. P.S.K. (What Does It Mean) - Schoolly D 9. Guns Of Brooklyn- Santigold 10. Shack Up- Banbarra 11. Temptation - New Order 12. Set it Off - Strafe 13. Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) - Chris Cut 14. Adam Ant and Bow Wow Wow 16. Ital Corner- Prince Jazzbo 17. Rumors- Gregory Isaacs 18. Moody- ESG
Mission Statement The Positive Peace Warrior Network (PPWN) works towards culture of positive peace through the institutionalization of Kingian Nonviolence. By providing communities with the opportunity to explore the skill and will of Dr. King’s philosophy, we will learn from the past, creatively apply lessons to our present and foster a better future.
History In 2000, all living Nobel Peace prize laureates declared the first 10 years of the 21st century a decade of peace & nonviolence education for the children of the world. The end of the decade has fueled the creation of PPWN, and our continued commitment to nonviolence, organizing, education, and opportunities for communities here in the United States and abroad.
Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr., who was the director of the Poor People’s Campaign and a friend of the Kihttp://www.directiq.com/editor/editor.asp?id=28949ng family, made a promise to Coretta Scott King: to institutionalize and to protect the integrity of her husband’s philosophy. PPWN was created to continue to work to fulfill that promise, and to continue the legacy of Kingian Nonviolence training.
Interview with PPWN National Coordinator Jonathan Lewis and West Coast Coordinator Kazu Haga on Kingian Nonviolence, Trayvon Martin, the Occupy movement, and more. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/79667 .
Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr. Chairman
Bernard LaFayette, Jr. has been a Civil Rights Movement activist, minister, educator, lecturer, and is an authority on the strategy on nonviolent social change. He co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960. He was a leader of the Nashville Movement, 1960 and on the Freedom Rides, 1961 and the 1965 Selma Movement. He directed the Alabama Voter Registration Project in 1962, and he was appointed National Program Administrator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and National Coordinator of the 1968 Poor Peoples’ Campaign by Martin Luther King, Jr.
In addition, Dr. LaFayette has served as Director of Peace and Justice in Latin America; Chairperson of the Consortium on Peace Research, Education and Development; Director of the PUSH Excel Institute; and minister of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Tuskegee, Alabama. Dr. LaFayette is a former President of the American Baptist College of ABT Seminary in Nashville, Tennessee; Scholar in Residence at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, Georgia; and Pastor emeritus of the Progressive Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the Founder and National President of God-Parents Clubs, Inc., a national community based program aimed at preventing the systematic incarceration of young Black youth; a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, and founder of the Association For Kingian Nonviolence, Education and Training Works. He is currently the Board Chair of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
He is the co-author of the Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation training curriculum, and works to fulfill Dr. King’s final marching orders, to “institutionalize and internationalize nonviolence.”
Jonathan “Globe” Lewis Founder, National Coordinator
Jonathan L. Lewis (aka Globe) is a Senior Kingian Nonviolence Trainer who currently works with the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies and served on the International Global Conference Series from 2000-2004 as a youth representative. Dr. LaFayette, Jr. introduced and trained him in the philosophy and methodology of Kingian Nonviolence in the late 1990’s, and continues to this day.
Jonathan has trained all over the United States and abroad, including in Mexico, Colombia, South Africa, Israel, and Nigeria. In 2008, while working for the Gathering for Justice he exposed over one thousand community leaders to the Kingian Nonviolence philosophy and conducted 18 Kingian Nonviolence 2 Day Core trainings through the United States. One of his highest honors was to be selected by the former Executive Director Malia Lazu and approved by Elder Harry Belafonte to serve as one of three national staff of the Gathering for Justice, from January 2008 – October 2010. During that time, he served as The Gathering’s National Director of Nonviolence Direct Action Training.
Kazu Haga West Coast Coordinator
A Level II Kingian Nonviolence trainer, Kazu moved to the United States from his homeland of Japan as a child. His introduction to social justice work came at age 17, when he participated in the Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage, a walking journey to retrace the slave trade. He has since been involved with many organizations throughout the United States and abroad in many different capacities. In 2007, Kazu served as the National Convention Coordinator for The Gathering for Justice’s first national Gathering, where he was introduced to the philosophy of Kingian Nonviolence.
Kazu has worked at the Peace Development Fund since 2002, where he currently serves as Program Director. He is also the co-founder and board member of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ), and sits on the steering committee of the Bay Area Justice Funders Network.
LiKWUiD feat. Donwill x Adrienne Mack-Davis + 'No Regrets' EP
'Sight for Sore Eyes' is LiKWUiD's second single from the 'No Regrets EP.' The song is a snap shot of a family portrait of love torn, lost and misunderstood. Guest appearances include songstress Adrienne Mack-Davis and indie Hip-Hop superstar Donwill (of Tanya Morgan).Donwill and LiKWUiD pair up to speak on both angles of how a happy marriage can go sour. Produced by Bassi Maestro.
Sight for Sore Eyes is a clever and fun interpretation of relationship matters. Interestingly enough, the song ends allowing the listener to determine who was right or wrong.