Boo (the worlds cutest dog) x Kero One Collaboration + Bay Area Shows Sept 27th
Just wanted to shoot out a quick update about what's been going on around here lately. First off, thankyou to all those that made it out to the Kero One shows in Asia, it was a great success! You can check out Kero One's instagram (@keroone) to see all the photos from the tour.
The Touring continues as Kero goes back to his hometown, the Bay Area, with a free DJ party in San Jose @ Pagoda (Fairmont hotel) as well as a Live performance at Yoshis Jazz Hall in San Francisco (presales sold out so act quick if you're interested).
Lastly, we are diligently working on "The Color Theory Europe Tour" set to go down this winter. If you are an interested promoter, please contact us asap (get (at) Pluglabel.com).
Now, if all that doesnt leave you with a warm fuzzy feeling inside, then maybe this will: our exclusive photoshoot with Kero One's "Color Theory" and Boo, that dog with his very own Gund stuffed animal and half million followers on his facebook fan page.
"The Audible Doctor (of The Brown Bag AllStars) drops his debut vocal EP today for FREE. The 11 track project features Elzhi, Von Pea, Wise Intelligent, Chuuwee, Blacastan, & many more and is just the beginning of many releases soon to come."
After years of honing his craft and dropping a few mixtapes on his own, Rich Malone teams up with powerhouse producer Rediculus to offer up a new vision of the World According to Rich. The project showcases Rich's recording over the span of a few years, highlighted by production from Rediculus, Rhom, The Sound Merchants and The Audible Doctor.
Intent on extending his fan base, Uni V Sol is no novice in the realm of Hip-Hop. Having already been recognized for previous material with a Justo Mixtape nod and an Underground Music Award nomination as well as an Essence of Hip-Hop award, Uni has seen his videos appear on both MTV and MTV2. Now keen to present his new opus to the Hip-Hop masses, he kicks the promotions for The Wonderful World of Jermaine Liriano with the lead off single "This My Dream."
Available from September 28th through RADIOWRECK MUSIC GROUP, this multifaceted performer fuses a variety of genres in this six track EP. Produced by Ricardo "Rickochae" Mendoza, this radio-friendly hit sees the New Jersey based rapper declare his wants and desires for "the type of girl that makes you go 'whoa'." Utilizing the classic sound of Al B Sure’s Nite and Day smash hit from 1988 Uni V Sol adds his twist to just what mutual gratification is all about.
WHAT IS IT: * a 7 track EP based on one of my favorite 8-bit games ever, "River City Ransom"
How to get it: * just download it!
Why should I pay $5 for it??? * Because ALL PROCEEDS go towards 2 great causes: Anti-Bullying Organizations like PACER, and toward helping to pay for our flights to JAPAN for the More BARK tour in November. Flights are over $1100 and every penny counts!
7evenThirty is coming to reset the game. The Jackson, Mississippi rhymer has meticulously crafted a sound that is equal parts Outkast and Bootcamp Click. For his Mello Music Group debut, Heaven’s Computer, 7even is pulling out all the stops with a cosmic concept album that is just as much about ripping apart wack MC’s as interplanetary conflict.
To celebrate this apocalyptic moment MMG & 7even are letting off the buckshot, “Twenty Twelve.” As the title alludes, the track sounds like a Mayan prediction on wax. 5D flips a gritty rock loop into a raw serving of monster music and 7evenThirty turns into Max Redrum, an outer-space rhymer with fangs sharpened who has “psychiatrists rockin’ 3-D goggles smoking peace pipes” trying to see what he thinks like.
Resistance is futile. Heaven’s Computer has crash-landed and can be found infiltrating physical and digital outlets everywhere. There is no escape.
After four years in the making, 3X Western Canadian Music Award nominated hip-hop group Politic Live have finally released their third full length album, Ellipsis. After completing their latest opus in the summer of 2009, Politic Live went back to rework the project in the winter of 2009 feeling the album wasn’t ready for release.
Measuring twice in hopes of cutting once, Politic Live spent the next two and half years re-tracking vocals, recording new songs, and incorporating additional producers – a move that culminated in a sample-free hip-hop album that has been described by one music critic as a “career defining masterpiece”.
To challenge themselves on Ellipsis, Politic Live made a conscious effort to stay away from the typical braggadocio found in hip-hop songs. So as opposed to writing raps about how good they are at rapping Politic Live instead spoke to current affairs issues like the pros and cons of their province’s recent boom and bust (“Birth of a City”), the misapplication of Canada’s social welfare systems (“Wanty, Wanty” featuring Janaya Ellis of Souljah Fyah) and the pressure many immigrant youth face trying to “fit in” (“Natty” featuring Saint).
However, as with their previous efforts there is balance as heard on the subtly comedic “Irony & Clichés” featuring KazMega & Poizonus which pokes fun at hip-hop’s predictability, the reflective “NYE” featuring Zellust that speaks to new beginnings and “Dancehall Sketch” featuring King Khan & Oozeela which finds Politic Live connecting with their West Indian roots. All three songs are great examples of Ellipsis’ diverse sound which has boom-bap beats, smooth jazz ensembles and fast ragga rhythms. Following a critically acclaimed album is never an easy feat. Many often fall well below expectation. But Politic Live have met the challenge in making an album that once again speaks to concerns of the average person while still making them bob their heads and move their feet. With a narrative that weaves together love, perseverance, growth and heritage, Ellipsis is an album that was well worth the wait.
New Music Alert! Left For Dead – Masterminds “Tiny Antlers”, This NEW and FREE Download from the Masterminds “Tiny Antlers” Mixtape is getting you Ready for Masterminds New Album “Giant Antlers” (Manekinekopro) First The Masterminds Gave you “Blood On The Floor” and Now Left For Dead a prelude to giant antlers elbow + masterminds + weird noises = left for dead.
The October/November issue of Complex Magazine, the lifestyle, fashion and entertainment guide for young men, includes candid interviews and racy photo shoots with 3 of the hottest up-and-coming singers and rappers around today including sexy singer Leah Labelle, rapper Meek Mill - whose debut album hits stores next month - and sold-out artist Wiz Khalifa, who graces the cover of the October/November issue.
Meek Mill: "When I’m not in the booth, I’m one of the most laid-back guys. But growing up, I liked DMX, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, and T.I.—dudes that went all out on the track. My first songs were energetic because I liked their energy. When I used to battle people every day, I had to go hard. If someone went harder than me, they left with the win. I haven’t lost since I was 12 years old."
Wiz Khalifa: "The game has changed. Not to say anything against Mac (Miller), but to any artist (who wants to) make their situation stronger, make sure the songs that you publish sell more than your mixtape stuff. That will help you stand up against that because nobody can say that you’re building your career off it."