MTV2’S “SUCKER FREE COUNTDOWN” TO PREMIERE THE NEW “PURP AND YELLOW” MUSIC VIDEO BY SNOOP DOGG, THE GAME AND DJ SKEE ON SUNDAY, February 20 AT 11PM ET/PT
“Sucker Free Week: Hip Hop N Hoops – Legacy” to Take Fans Behind the Scenes of NBA All-Star Weekend and Premiere of the Rucker Park EBC Documentary “Blackout”
New York, NY (February 18, 2011) – Sucker Free’s Black History Month on MTV2 continues to honor hit makers with the exclusive on-air premiere of the new Purp and Yellow music video by Snoop Dogg, The Game and DJ Skee on Sunday February 20th. at 11pm ET/PT. The premiere of Purp and Yellow kicks off “Sucker Free Week: Hip Hop N Hoops – Legacy” celebrating the close relationship between entertainment titans and the world of basketball.
The best of both worlds come together to blend hip hop with hoops as, Snoop Dogg, The Game and producer DJ Skee are joined by LA Lakers players Matt Barnes, Shannon Brown and Ron Artest to show love to the left coast. Directed by Matt Alonzo,Purp and Yellow is the latest anthem calling out the Cali’s breezy way of life.
In addition to the music video premiere, DJ Envy will catch up with of hip-hop’s most socially conscious rappers, Talib Kweli, as he takes a break from performing new material off his new album Gutter Rainbows to talk about the continual importance of recognizing Black History Month. Sucker Free will also give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the documentary, Blackout, about the infamous Rucker Park EBC Championship game between Jay-Z and Fat Joe that will premiere in Los Angeles during the NBA All-Star Weekend.
Throughout the week, “Sucker Free Daily” will continue the “Hip Hop N Hoops” theme with videos highlighting rappers’ love of the game, as well as testimonials from celebrities and fans alike on the importance of hip hop in 2011.
The week will be capped off with an off-the-court look at the NBA All-Star Weekend, taking place in Los Angeles at the Staples Center, on Sucker Free Countdown, airing February 27th at 11pm ET/PT. In addition, the Sucker Free cameras will take viewers inside the premiere of Blackout, while celebrities take a break from the action to express their thoughts on Black History Month and the Legacies they are personally working to carry on. And if that’s not enough - viewers will get the exclusive first look at the emerging artists selected to grace the XXL April issue Freshmen 10 cover.
“Sucker Free” is Executive Produced by Eric Conte with Paul Ricci as Executive Producers. Candida Boyette acts as Supervising Producer for “Sucker Free.”
Today's random edition title serves as the tribute to NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt who passed away exactly ten years ago now. I also just so happened to be listening to Mos Def's "Speed Law" when he rapped the line, "Driving on tracks like Dale Earnhardt," so I thought, why not? On to the free music!
Focus... :: The Avant Garde Project Special Edition
[Last year, Focus... released this brilliant album of the producer takin advantage of mixing genres in a musical blender to spectacular results. The problem, however, was that folks slept on it like it's a Simmons Memoryfoam mattress. So Focus... decided to release this for FREE! And trust that if you haven't listen to it already, do so now and you won't regret it. Phonte, Jay Sol, and Marsha Ambrosious are some of the album's co-signers as they appear on the album also. Check it out!]
[Here's the latest offering from 9th Wonder's Jamla crew. Halo gives you this mixtape cover which pays homage to Street Fighter II and all of its Nintendo nostalgic glory. Guest appearances includes Thee Tom Hardy, Rapsody, Big Remo, amongst others. The productions are done by 9th Wonder, Khrysis, Ka$h, Amp, amongst others. Here's a mixtape that you won't have to insert coins to play.]
J.Period, John Legend & The Roots :: Wake Up! Radio
[Fresh out of winning (not one, not two, but) three Grammys', John Legend & The Roots links up with legendary mixtape DJ J.Period to release "Wake Up! Radio." Just in case you thought The Roots will suddenly change after winning the awards, this mixtape will prove you dead wrong. No matter how much props they receive in the hip-hop world, as well as the mainstream, you can count on The Roots to bring real music. Guest appearances ranges from Q-Tip, Rakim, Nneka, Isaac Hayes, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, and more. Wake up if you're still sleeping!]
[Coming outta Motown/Detroit, The Regiment's mission statement is to take hip-hop back to the time where the lyrics are just as important as the beats. How do I know? The title says so. This mixtape features The Regiment spitting raw lyrics over classic hip-hop beats, unlike rapping over hot-for-a-minute beats that'll be stale by the time the mixtape gets released. Check it out!]
That's it for the "Intimidator Edition" of "Free Music Fridays." If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me at email@example.com. If you're an artist with your free mixtape/album shown on this page and you want to send me a link re-up, corrections, and/or questions, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love....
1. Intro - Thank You For Being a Friend 2. Up Up & Away 3. Hey 4. Never Leave You Alone 5. Haterz Ft. T-Pain 6. WinsDay 7. SuperStar 8. Amazing 9. Skit - WTF 10. Tonight Ft. Tha Dizm Boyz 11. Swagger Up Ft. Joey Galaxy 12. I'm Off 13. Smoke Ft. T-Pain 14. Skit - The Party 15. Me & You Ft. Sophia Fresh 16. TYFBAF - Thank You's 17. The Best (Go Hard) 18. Dro Ft. Picalo and One Chance (Dirty)
Ace to Unveil Live Show, Releases Single From threesixfive Project EPs
Ace Reporter dedicated himself to making music in 2010, immersing himself in the monumental threesixfive project. In 2011 he is bringing the music from the bedroom to stages of the city, starting February 17th with his first live show at Cameo Gallery.
In addition to hitting the stage, Ace Reporter is happy to be hitting speakers with the release of a new single from his Lean Honey Lean EP. The electro-laced single, “Pepsicosign,” combines a haze of dirty synths with an infectious, hard hitting backline. Set against the backdrop of Long Island City’s famed Pepsi-Cola sign, the heartfelt narrative finds Ace imagining leaving the city in search of a better life in which he’s a “luckier man” working in a “buttercup bank,” only to realize that he already has everything he’ll ever need: his friends and loved ones. “I tell you softly to believe” sings Ace, “in people, language, and in me.” Believe in Ace Reporter and download ‘Pepsicosign” today.
In 1986 a young Ace Reporter (also born as Chris Snyder) saw Itzhak Perlman playing violin on Sesame Street and became enamored with the world of classical music. A few years later, Ace landed his first gig as a singer as the boy soprano on the soundtrack for The Crow. His voice appeared in dozens of movies, TV shows and commercials throughout the course of the next several years. An electric guitar and a creative spark led Ace from recording tracks in his garage to forming The States in 2002, a band he spent 7 years with, releasing 3 albums and playing over 300 shows. With The States on permanent hiatus, the threesixfive project was born in Brooklyn in 2010 and can be found in its entirety here: http://myacereporter.com/ .