Humboldt County hip-hop royalty, Potluck are currently locked down in the studio recording the follow-up to their critically acclaimed “Pipe Dreams” record. Potluck are currently seeking fan submissions in a contest to title the group’s new studio album online at http://www.facebook.com/potluck.music. The winner, as chosen by Potluck, will be credited in the liner notes of the album and receive a prize pack of materials directly from the group.
“Potluck’s music is more than just 1 Ton and Underrated; it’s a movement. We make music about everyday life and the way we see it. When we go on tour, we get off stage, go to the bar, and party just like everyone else, “commented 1 Ton. “When we talk to our fans on tour they are always giving suggestions for songs we should make or ideas they have. Now that we’re almost done recording our new album we decided to let the fans title our new CD by posting their suggestions on our Facebook. This is your chance to be a part of Potluck history and be credited in the CD, so make sure your suggestion is creative and represents everything that Potluck is about. Good luck!”
Potluck recently released their video for the track "Vapors" online at http://www.youtube.com/user/PotluckTV. The track appears on the group’s "Greatest Hits With My Buds" album, which also features guest appearances by Tech N9ne, D12, E-40, Chali 2na, and The Luniz.
The second song from Dawaun's EP, Schemin' is one for the crate diggers, and proves he's aiming high. Hip-Hop heads will be be pleased when they realize the verses are on par with the sample-heavy, horn-laden heavy beat. LOST, Dawaun's first offering from the upcoming EP was released in late October and noted for Co-Production with his mentor, Dr. Dre, from many of the most respected Hip-Hop and Music sites. With LOST getting approx 15,000 downloads in the first 48 hours, Dawaun had made his splash as an artist.
Dawaun Parker has produced, and written for some of the biggest names in hip-hop while working exclusively for Dr. Dre / Aftermath, such as Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Eminem, Snoop, T.I., and more. This Grammy Award Winning Producer steps out from behind the console for his solo artist debut in anticipation of his release of The Decision in Early 2011.
A little over a month after the release of his debut album, Nerd's Eye View, Bay Area emcee Erk Tha Jerk has been certified as a Clear Channel "New! Artist To Watch,"KISS, Power 105 and more, including regular supporter and Bay Area powerhouse 106 KMEL.
Coinciding with this event is the release of his new video for "Ha Ha," a track from the record featuring London, who provides the song's infectious hook. Shot by Clay & Magz providing tangible evidence of Erk's rising popularity and widespread acclaim. As a result of his new title, his profile has been posted on the websites of 50 radio stations across the country including in collaboration with Erk, who handles direction for all of his own videos, the clip shows Erk and London living the good life, lounging at bars and cruising the streets in high end cars while London's vocals marinate over the beat's smooth instrumentation and heavy drums. "Laughing at all of my haters/ Watching my shine, climbing up to the top" sings London, while Erk shares his own confidence with lines like, "This is something I was born with, you cannot inherit that."
ONE SON is from Alabama and has opened up for numerous artists such as Common, Erykah Badu, Hieroglyphics, Outkast, De La Soul, Field Mob and Blackstreet. He has appeared at the Famous Apollo Theater where he received a standing ovation. He’s also appeared in three movies Dirty South, Riff and Almost Time
One Son has released three independent CD’s: "A Poor Man’s Testimony" along with the video "Hear My Cry" appeared on BET, "The Voice: From Bama 2 Baghdad" which was featured in Center Stage Magazine and his latest release "Microwave Age" with the video Crossroadz.