If you celebrate the holidays, enjoy your family and friends and have a great one. We appreciate you all.
In the midst of your activities, please take the time to get another taste of ScholarMan’s new album ExiSTANCE by downloading the latest banger “S.T.K.,” that features the lyrical talents of TrueBless and Kahli Abdu. Produced by ScholarMan.
Unearthed Documentary 80 Blocks From Tiffany's Re-Released After 25 Years
Portrait Of 1970s Era South Bronx And Gang Activity Accompanied By Bonus Features, 40-Page Book
(November 24, 2010) - Brooklyn, NY - Five Day Weekend and Traffic Entertainment are proud to announce the release of 80 Blocks From Tiffany's, director Gary Weis' 1979 documentary about the South Bronx and its gang culture. The previously unavailable film is now out on DVD, marking the first time it has been offered to the public in decades, and is accompanied by a handful of exciting bonus features.
Director Gary Weis was still working as a short film creator for Saturday Night Live when he came up with the idea for 80 Blocks after reading a Jon Bradshaw article, "Savage Skulls." Published in a 1977 issue of Esquire Magazine, the piece centered on two gangs based in the South Bronx at the time -- the Savage Nomads and the Savage Skulls. Weis became infatuated with the story and, soon after striking up a dialogue with Bradshaw, he convinced SNL producer Lorne Michaels to help him produce the film. Just two years later, in 1979, Weis and Bradshaw brought a camera crew to speak with members of both gangs, along with police officers, community activists, and civilians.
Despite its role as an important and unflinching portrait of a profoundly interesting time in New York and, as pointed out by The New York Times, hip hop's cultural history, 80 Blocks was, for many years, impossible to find, only briefly available as an educational VHS release in 1985. In the time since its initial release, the documentary has gained an overwhelming cult status. With little to no news coverage over the decades since its release dedicated fans continue to buzz about the film, especially now that the internet has provided fans common ground to fondly look back not only the documentary itself, but the era that it captured so vividly. The Times, in their recent coverage of its release, noted that copies of the documentary have been known to sell for up to $300 on eBay, a seemingly staggering figure until one considers the depth of its reach.
For the first time in 25 years, the film is easily available to the public on a DVD including interviews with producer/filmmaker Weis and director of photography Joan Churchill, as well as a 40 page book comprised of the original "Savage Skulls" article, an essay by David Hollander, and artwork by Julian Allen. Publications such as New York Press and the Amsterdam News have called the film a "time capsule," but even without the element of nostalgia, 80 Blocks holds up as a portrait of a subculture that might have otherwise been forgotten, as well as an important moment in cinema.
(New York, NY)-- "Georgia" is a new track off of Bubba's teaser EP for his long awaited 3rd studio album Miracle On Gamble Road. The song taps a timeless southern rock vibe and finds Sparxxx rhyming about how his hometown's evolution over the last 10 years.
"Georgia" is produced by Noah Rubin, who is know for his work on the critically acclaimed album "Wu Tang Chamber Music" as well as with the experimental Maroon 5 side project called Historics.
MP3: The Left - "How We Live" Feat. Hassaan Mackey
Rochester Rapper Hassaan Mackey Joins The Left For The Latest Single From Gas Mask
"How We Live," featuring Rochester rhymer Hassaan Mackey, is the latest single from Gas Mask, the already highly lauded debut album from Detroit hip-hop trio The Left, comprised of producer Apollo Brown, rapper Journalist103, and DJ Soko. The song is heavily influenced by The Left's and also Hassaan Mackey's surroundings. "I wanted us to make something that hit home," says Apollo Brown. "Not just the city where we live, but every inner city where people are being affected by these same issues."
Hassaan Mackey kicks things off with a depiction of his own environment Rochester, a city of New York often disregarded. "I'm a product of my environment/ Weed smoke and silencers/ Victims run from gunshots where projects sit," rhymes Mackey, with stark, vivid imagery over top Apollo Brown's soulful, wailing beat, before following with, "Reminiscing the view of skeletal frames/ Memories of life hang from what little remains." Offering his own take on the ills of inner city life, giving listeners a glimpse into one of the most notoriously rough cities of the 2000's, Journalist 103 takes to the chorus rapping, "Where we live at, kids they die from bullets that fly/ Where the code is eye for an eye, go 'head and try."
The Left's Gas Mask is currently available via Mello Music Group. Apollo Brown and Hassaan Mackey will also be releasing their own album together in 2011, titled Daily Bread.
The T-Pain T-Mix Thanksgiving takeover is now in overdrive, do not adjust your internets. Giving thanks to his fans by starting off with a very highly received "Black & Yellow" T-Mix, Teddy now unleashes a new whirlwind of T-Mixes to today's hottest records.
Video: Trends - "How to Have Sex With 2 Women a Day"
Hey Beautiful People,
How is everyone doing. I haven't hit you guys up in a while. Check out the Official Trailer to my new film "How to Have Sex with 2 Women A Day"
Click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9hEZqLl0K8 . (Warning: This Trailer Contains Graphic Language so you might not want to watch this with kids around and if you watch it at work put some headphones on-lol)
Thank you guys for all of your support. Please forward this to everyone you know and have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Also be on the look out for my new album "Honest Lies" coming soon.