Rapper and METAL FACE AKADEMY member MOBONIX readies his newest single “Reset Button” off the forthcoming Fall LP rePROGRAMMING on XIL Recordings. "The record is done mostly, I'm just allowing time for the right co-conspirators to show up," says MOBONIX of the album, which will be accompanied by a comic book series that delves into his origins and exploits.
Villian, Anti-Super Hero, Metal-Faced ATLien. Call him what you want, but either way MOBONIX is one of the Akademy's most promising emcees. After releasing his debut album in 2008 called Third World America, he was featured on DOOM's 2009 Born Like This (on "Supervillainz") record, alongside Posdnous, Kurious and Slug. Earlier this year, he was featured on The Dark Monk’s True Underlord and Last month, he released “Cocaine Diaries” off The Bionic Jazz Project, a side effort he will produce with emcee MarQ Spekt and will feature various beat makers in the Winter of 2012.
Chuuwee’s Crown Me King will serve as the prelude to his long-awaited official solo-debut, Wild Style, which will be released on 5-29-2012 via Amalgam Digital. Whereas Chuuwee’s previous efforts were hybrid sub-genres he created such as “neo-boombap” (neo-soul meets boom-bap) or “hooliganarism” which Chuuwee describes as Treach of Naughty By Nature meets Wakka Flakka Flame, Wild Style can be summarized as pure 90s Hip Hop, where he is taking the classic elements of the golden era with the look, sound and the feel and then applying them to the present day. Inspired by Gang Starr, A Tribe Called Quest, Big L, De La Soul with even hints of DMX, Wild Style promises to be Chuuwee’s break-out project, one that will showcase him as being a frontrunner lyricist from Hip-Hop’s new school; while also paying homage and respect to the great pioneers of the 1990’s. “Wild Style is the album that’s going to eradicate weak rap off the face of the map. It is the return of real Hip-Hop. It’s pure and it’s not me trying to re-make it. It’s not me telling you its 90s Hip-Hop; it is 90s Hip-Hop” says Chuuwee.
Album: The Promise - "The New Deal" prod. by Mulatto Patriot
The long awaited, highly anticipated "New Deal" album is Here! Inspired by the current recession MC Squair Blaq (of Animate Objects & the Chicago Afro-beat Project) tells a story of a man who looses his employment to outsourcing, then while heading to the unemployment office his car breaks down and to top it all off after he finally makes it home he discovers that his personal belongings were thrown in the dumpster by a former girlfriend.
MP3: Kid Cannibal - "Somebody I Use to Know Remix"
Courtesy DJ Doc Rok.
I made this remix a while ago and wasn't going to put it out because the song is kind of old and all, but I've been getting such a good response from people at my parties, I figured I'd share it anyway. The song keeps climbing up the charts, so what do I know? Timing is hard to call in this age of the Internet (see: the resurgence of The Wobble).
Video/MP3: Mic Audio & Sacramento Knoxx - "Pebble in Hand"
Courtesy Wanja Lange.
Mic Audio (Stereo Boyz) and Sacramento Knoxx release the third video "Pebble in Hand” off their collaborative effort “Mi Vida Es Como Un Pelicula ( My Life is like a Movie). The album has received praises from all over the globe. PrefixMag calls it: "one of the finest rap albums we've heard so far this year." and listed it in their Top 5 albums of the month.
About Stereo Boyz:
The Stereo Boyz consist of members Mixo (aka Applauze Beetz) and Mic Audio (aka Perfect Hell). Before becoming the super group Stereo Boyz they were a part of the “Rhyme Asylum” (1999 - 2008), a group that claimed a reputation of being one of Detroit's most hardcore underground rap groups. Performing since a young age, the two MCs have created an undeniable stage presence, they master the ceremony, and in countless freestyle competitions the Stereo Boyz have earned the respect of every emcee they came across. Completing a three month tour across Europe in late 2011, with shows in Germany, France and Switzerland the Stereo Boyz have been internationally approved by fans abroad.
With Mixo coming from Detroit and Mic Audio from Chicago they have created a perfect fusion of the Midwest. Combining strong lyrics with catchy hooks, their sound merges the best of both worlds: clever rhymes and beats that any hip hop fan will nod their head or move their feet to.The mixtape “Sound Check Vol 1” was their first group effort and has earned praises from rap fans worldwide, as well as Mic Audios following solo project “Biblical Fearical”. The Stereo Boyz dropped their EP “Live from the Ghettoblaster” on January 22nd 2011 and their highly anticipated debut album “Carz, Clubz & Theatrez” is set to be released in the summer of 2012. Constantly in the studio recording and working on new beats and rhymes the group has several mixtapes from all group members coming out, making it impossible to be slept on.
The Stereo Boyz represent the past, present, & future of Detroit Hip-Hop. Their combination of Detroit Motown and Chicago's House & Electro Pop sound has created a midwest masterpiece. Now it's time to share that masterpiece with the world.
Sweatshop Union are heavyweights of North Western hip-hop, and have earned a reputation as the hardest working collective in the region. Having performed over five hundred shows internationally, they have changed the perception of what live hip-hop can achieve. The group’s most ambitious record to date and award winning Bill Murray EP, (2011 Western Canadian Music Awards’ Hip Hop Recording of the Year) brought a whole new level to their steadily growing underground following. Building on this they will release another two new albums in 2012.
PR: Outside Lands 2012 f/ Big Boi, Skrillex & More
Courtesy Ken Weinstein.
OUTSIDE LANDS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2012 LINEUP FEATURING: STEVIE WONDER, METALLICA, NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE, JACK WHITE, FOO FIGHTERS, BECK, SKRILLEX, SIGUR ROS, JUSTICE, NORAH JONES, THE KILLS, GRANDADDY, BIG BOI, FUN., OF MONSTERS AND MEN, ALABAMA SHAKES AND MORE!
April 17, 2012 -- San Francisco, CA -- Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly Presents and Starr Hill presents, in a partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, are proud to announce the lineup for the fifth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. The world's only gourmet music festival will once again take place in San Francisco's historic Golden Gate Park August 10 - 12, 2012. Tickets will go on sale Thursday April 19 at 12 noon PDT via www.sfoutsidelands.com. A significant portion of every ticket sold will directly benefit San Francisco's Recreation and Park Department.
Outside Lands' fifth anniversary lineup represents a palpable expansion on the traditions of the festival Rolling Stone called last year, "One of America's best." Consistently setting the standard in Northern California for intelligence and diversity in its programming, Outside Lands will up the ante once again and feature a staggering array of sets from established artists, newcomers, and the icons who inspired them. Featured this year are two Bay Area giants, Neil Young & Crazy Horse and Metallica, the latter of whom, on the heels of their 30th anniversary, will be performing in their home park for the first time ever. The festival also welcomes Stevie Wonder's first Bay Area appearance in many years, Jack White, who is celebrating the release of his first solo record, and Foo Fighters and Skrillex, both enjoying a multi-Grammy award winning year. Notables also confirmed are: Sigur Ros, Justice, Norah Jones, Grandaddy, Bloc Party, Die Antwoord, Amadou & Mariam, Fun., The Walkmen, Two Gallants, Alabama Shakes, Tame Impala, Sharon Van Etten, Bomba Estereo, Tennis, White Denim, Caveman and more.
Outside Lands has quickly become known for being as much about the food as it is about the music. As The Huffington Post reported, "unlike, well, every other music festival in the country, the culinary offerings at Outside Lands are truly spectacular." This year, the festival will see its most expansive line-up yet. In total, ticket holders will discover approximately 100 food and wine options including organic, kegged wine; food trucks and bites from some of the city's hottest chefs. Over 50 restaurants will gather in A Taste of the Bay Area and fans can expect to enjoy returning favorites like Maverick, Farmer Brown's Little Skillet, Pacific Catch, American Grilled Cheese Kitchen and 4505 Meats. Wine Lands will celebrate over 30 of the region's wineries and welcome back standouts like Long Meadow Ranch, Scribe, Bonny Doon, Kermit Lynch and Paul Grieco's Summer of Riesling 2012.
Now in its fifth year, the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival has become a cherished event that the city of San Francisco has embraced as fans from across the country flock to spend a incomparable weekend in one of America's greatest parks. Each year, festival organizers ensure that every facet of the event highlights the Bay Area and all of the components that make it one of the most desirable places to live and visit. They also like to the say thank you to the city and the local communities surrounding the park by giving back in substantial ways, raising a total of $4.3 million for the San Francisco Recreation And Park Department. Last year alone, the festival had a $68 million impact on the city as a whole. Outside Lands would like to thank its partners Heineken, StubHub, Toyota, eSurance and PayPal.
Confirmed Outside Lands 2012 lineup is below:
Stevie Wonder Metallica Neil Young & Crazy Horse Jack White Foo Fighters Beck Skrillex Sigur Ros Justice Norah Jones Dispatch The Kills Regina Spektor Passion Pit Andrew Bird Grandaddy Big Boi Bloc Party Explosions In The Sky Franz Ferdinand Mstrkrft Rebelution Die Antwoord Fitz and The Tantrums Portugal. The Man Amadou & Mariam Wolfgang Gartner Fun. Dr. Dog The Walkmen Washed Out City and Colour Two Gallants Of Monsters and Men Mimosa Alabama Shakes Reggie Watts Trampled By Turtles Tame Impala Jovanotti The Be Good Tanyas Geographer Sharon Van Etten Yacht Sean Hayes Bomba Estereo Dirty Dozen Brass Band Big Gigantic Thee Oh Sees Wallpaper Tennis Zola Jesus White Denim Allen Stone The M Machine Michael Kiwanuka Tanlines Father John Misty Electric Guest Caveman Yellow Ostrich Papa Honey Island Swamp Band Animal Kingdom
PR: Q-Tipokratiya by TenDJiz (Q-Tip Meets Soviet Soul/Jazz)
Courtesy Funk Florida.
Q-Tipokratiya is a mash-up album by TenDJiz (Miami-based producer/sound-engineer) created by blending the acapellas of Q-Tip and instrumentals composed from Soviet Soul and Jazz samples. The title of the album is a portmanteau of the name Q-Tip and the Greek word “Kratia” (“Power”).
The previous mash-up album "De La Soulviet" by TenDJiz released in October 2011, has received positive reviews from critics and was featured in The Los Angeles Times, Miami New Times, etc.