Iamsu!'s Pink Dolphin Collaboration In-Store Events Brought Out Over a Thousand
Courtesy Audible Treats.
Last weekend, rapper/producer sensation Iamsu! held two in-store events in California in conjunction with streetwear brand Pink Dolphin to celebrate the release of his latest mixtape, $uzy 6 $peed. Over 1000 fans attended the events, marking a near record of attendance for famed streetwear boutique, TRUE, who hosted the San Francisco in-store.
Iamsu! collaborated with coveted streetwear brand Pink Dolphin to create a limited number of t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts for the recent release of his mixtape. Fans were invited to TRUE in San Francisco and the flagship Pink Dolphin boutique in Los Angeles to meet the rising star last Friday and Saturday, and get their merch autographed by him. Says Cena, Creative Director of Pink Dolphin, "Out of all the releases we have ever done, even with major label artists such as 2 Chainz and Chris Brown, this has been our biggest event turnout. We had kids lined up outside the store from 8am, 7 hours before the event was scheduled to start. By 3 o'clock, the line wrapped around the block and stayed that way even after the event officially ended. The love and positivity was at an all time high." Adds Su, "The events were amazing, it was overwhelming. I'm very appreciative of everyone involved, including Vitamin Water who kept the folks in line hydrated."
Su's recently released mixtape, $uzy 6 $peed, has been deemed one of the strongest releases this year. Stereogum, who made it their Mixtape of the Week stated, "When Iamsu!'s on, he's making some of the catchiest and most pleasant music in all of rap right now," while Complex described the release as "a little bit of club mixed with some superb lyricism."
Video: Al-One - "Spliffs & Vodka" ft. Chase Moore x J Leake
Courtesy Heaven Noise.
Al-One took a short break from promoting his recently released #WORK album to drop off these visuals for his newest standalone single, "Spliffs & Vodka." The Portland emcee and Sandpeople member teamed up with Sacramento heavyweights Chase Moore, J Leake, and Hippie Sabotage to create the single which is available for free download on Al-One's Soundcloud. Directed by Micah Warren of IVLG Media.
The Roots - Break You Off (Kensaye Seduction Re-Work)
A track I produced in collaboration with Andy Yeates (on the keys) which was used for Dorsh's track "Seduction", off his Neopolitan album. I used the beat, restructured it, added the accapella and bob's your uncle you've got a remix. I also added a little DnB outro as a tip of the hat to the mighty Roots. Best hip-hop band without the shadow of a doubt... Featuring Musiq Soulchild.
"Shoot Her In The Face" Sutter Kain feat. Rev Fang Gory & Insane Poetry
Ghetto Metal King Holds Down His Throne With New Release
“Sutter Kain Continues His Reign Over Ghetto Metal”
Sutter Kain A/K/A DJ Bless returns to the Hip -Hop scene with his latest Ghetto Metal digital 12inch "Shoot Her In The Face” the lead single from his upcoming self produced Album "Ghetto Metal King"
"Shoot Her In The Face" is definitely what the hardcore fans have been waiting for after a three year hiatus from Sutter Kain’s last album release, “Black Sunday Mask Of The Demon.” The vicious slit your f@ckin throat hard core lyrics and head banging Ghetto Metal beats will also feature two of the undergrounds best killers Rev Fang Gory and Cyco from Insane Poetry.
The Single can be purchased on ITunes and band camp (nsddigital.com) This release is for Mature audiences only (17+) It contains –Violence, Suggestive Themes, and Strong Language. This product is Ghetto Metal Certified.
Mega Ran: New Interview, Christmas Album 2012 Edition
What up everyone. I don't know about you but it's not looking or feeling like the holiday season out here in AZ, I wore shorts and a t-shirt today..an Eagles jersey actually... and they lost, AGAIN.... but, I digress.
A Couple brief news bites:
First, I did a dope interview with my homegirl Ericka of Music Nerdery: about LAV3, tours, the future, and Writers Guild. check that out:
I originally wrote the “Language Arts” story while I was employed as a happy teacher, but by the time it releases, I’ll have been out of education for almost 2 years. So my experience definitely played a part in the events. It works as a cohesive album more than the rest of the volumes; almost to a fault, because I don’t think V3 has a clear standalone single…. Which is cool, because I think these albums are best ingested as whole works....
Last year you might remember me releasing "A Very Random Christmas," A holiday themed album set to the "A Charlie Brown Christmas" soundtrack. I've added one new song and beat to the set, so get that right here, for free, or fee, your choice. Some music to trim your tree to. http://random.bandcamp.com/album/a-very-random-christmas .
CDs are also available, I'll sign them, perfect stocking stuffers. Thanks so much for all the support!
If you're fast, you can go now catch the tail end of my Cyber Monday sale, and save 40% on ANY digital release of mine at megaranmusic.com - just put in the code cyber.
This week and next I have 2 great shows for great causes:
I'll be in DC next weekend, acting as a Judge for the Patriots Technology Training Center's "Video Jam 2012" on Saturday December 1, at Prince George's Community College's Largo Student Center on the Largo Campus, 8AM to 2PM (I rap at 1.). Students will make video games, and i'll get to play them.... Oh and there might be performances. Hope to see my DMV peeps out there.
The weekend after, I'll be at Bikkuri Lounge, Orlando Florida for a Propeller Anime holiday party and charity event on Saturday, December 8th to benefit The MAP Foundation at Bikkuri Lounge in downtown Orlando. There will be live music, burlesque, cosplay, videogames, prize raffles, karaoke, and more! Full details: http://www.propelleranime.com/2012/11/propeller-animes-holiday-party-to.html .
DJ Vlad: Game opens up about his battle with Kanye following a party Nelly had at Niketown before "The Documentary" dropped, revealing that Kanye pulled out all the stops in the battle. He also revealed that at one point in the battle he felt that he had won, but Kanye shut it down in the end, which fueled him to be a better rapper.
It's time for another new edition of The Hip-Hop Shop, and this week it's the Post Black Friday Edition. If long lines and crazy crowds wore you out then A.Dd+, Apollo Brown, Black Lung and The Black Opera will bring you back to life and back to reality! Send feedback to @RapReviews on this episode! Thanks for listening and remember to share the show with a friend and tell them to check it out every Tuesday on RapReviews.com! Don't forget to subscribe to our RSS newsfeed and follow us on Twitter so you never miss a new episode. This show is co-sponsored by BlackTreeMusic.com and can be found there every Thursday.
* A.Dd+ - Suitcases
* Random f/ Phil Harmonic, Savant - I Just Wanna Know (DN3 Remix)
* Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson - Reputation
* 7evenThirty - Nightmare (ODDISEE Remix)
* Black Lung - PasMeThaBlunt
* Reks f/ J Nics - Bang Bang (Audible Doctor Remix)
* Karma Jonze - Misery Without Company
* The Black Opera - Black Lair