Free EP Download Inspired by the FX series Justified
The creative minds at Syntax Records have come together in full force to create a five-song EP entitled “Syntax Records Is Justified” inspired by the FX show Justified. With the premiere of the show’s second season tonight at 10 p.m., Syntax is offering the EP as a free download at www.syntaxrecords.com/justified.
“The two main ingredients of Justified are country-living and street life which is what I know the least about” admitted Tim Trudeau, President of Syntax Records, “However once we were in the studio we were able to commandeer these fictitious characters and essentially let them write these songs.”
Trudeau, who goes by alias rocdomz (pronounced rock-domes) when in the studio, used his years of experience in production and songwriting to lead an all-star lineup that included in-house producer and Syntax Recording artist- Shane Newville, member of Sackcloth Fashion- Sam Hart, Syntax Records’ own Director of Customer Development- Jeremiah Bonds, and brother of rocdomz and Syntax Records co-founder- MaxOne.
The goal of this project was to create music that could be synchronized in the show. “Writing from the perspective of someone else throughout this whole project was a new endeavor for me, but the experience was awesome, the chemistry in the studio was irreplaceable” said Jeremiah Bonds, one of the project writers.
Justified is based on the works of crime novelist Elmore Leonard, including Leonard's short story Fire in the Hole. It follows fictional character Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens getting tangled in the new criminal organizations moving into Harlan County. Season two picks up with a cliffhanger after an epic gun battle.
About Syntax Records: Syntax Records, a division of Quality Junk, has been in the business of making high quality music since 1997. Beginning with the trend-breaking success Sackcloth Fashion, Syntax Records has also been home to artists such as Braille, Kaboose, L.A. Symphony, and the famous Night Owls series. For more information, check out: www.syntaxrecords.com
Beat Society Announce Addition of Don Cannon & Fortilive
Line-up & Launch Of Two MASCHINE Giveaways 02.09.2011 Khrysis Featured In Two MASCHINE Beat Making Videos, XXL Producer Contest
(February 09, 2011 - New York, N) Renowned producer Don Cannon, responsible for producing hits for Jay-Z, Young Jeezy, 50 Cent, Fabulous, among others, and Fortilive, comprised of producer !llmind and rappers Slo Mo and Mushmouf, have just been added to the historic Beat Society producer showcase. Additionally, the Low Budget Crew will now be a part of the event, and will be kicking off the evening with a special performance. The showcase will take place at Tammany Hall on Saturday, February 12th at 6pm.
This Saturday, hip hop’s top producers and emcees will return to the Beat Society stage in New York City for the first time in over five years. Don Cannon, the Low Budget Crew, and Fortilive, who are traveling from Hawaii, will be joining a robust line-up of producers including Nottz, Buckwild, DJ Revolution, !llmind, Khrysis, and emcees Danny Brown and Malcolm & Martin. Evil Dee of the legendary crew Da Beatminerz will hold down DJ duties, while original Beat Society hosts Stef Tataz & Sao lead the night's festivities.
To celebrate the return of the showcase, event sponsor Native Instruments has teamed up with Beat Society and XXLMag.com to give one lucky producer the chance to win Native Instruments' coveted mini-controller, MASCHINE. The midi-controller, which enables users to integrate the flexibility of computer-based music production with the hands-on creative clout of MPC-style hardware, is valued at $599 and will be awarded to the winner of the best beat as judged by the XXLMag.com staff. XXLMag.com will announce the winner this Friday, February 11th, the day before the event. The contest is now open: http://bit.ly/eLNpMU .
In addition to the XXL contest, fans can win a MASCHINE through Beat Society's official Facebook fanpage until 12 noon EST this Saturday, February 12th: http://www.facebook.com/TheBeatSociety .
The Details: What: Beat Society Who: Don Cannon, Nottz, Buckwild, DJ Revolution, !llmind, Khrysis, Danny Brown, Malcolm & Martin, Fortilive, DJ Evil Dee, Low Budget Crew and surprise guests When: Saturday, February 12, 2011 Where: Tammany Hall – 152 Orchard St. New York, NY 10002 What time: Doors @ 6pm Ticket info: http://beatsociety.eventbrite.com .
Dee-1 Ready to Unleash "I Hope They Hear Me: Vol. 2"
New Orleans, LA - It has been a whirlwind few months for up-and-comer Dee-1. After putting in work for the past couple of years building a slow but steadily-growing fan base around the country, things took off for him after MTV grabbed onto his "Jay, 50 & Weezy" video back in November, adding it to MTV2, MTV Jams and MTVu. The video aired for months, making it onto the Sucker Free Countdown (#16) with no radio support at that time. Since then there has been a great deal of internet support and blog postings, another video added to MTV Jams ("One Man Army" to begin airing soon) and an offer from one of the majors who, for reasons of superstition, shall remain nameless at this time. Awesomely, radio throughout his region has now jumped on the Dee-1 bandwagon recently and added "Jay, 50 & Weezy" just on love. That being said, all this activity had to be leading somewhere....right?
The answer is YES! and thus, Dee-1 is ready to unleash his street album, "I Hope They Hear Me: Vol. 2", upon the world on 2/22/11, solidifying the buzz his recent leaks from the tape have garnered. "IHTHM2" is a 19-track opus telling the story of one man's struggle to come up in the game and his views on life in general. It has few features; Murs, Manny Fresh, Mickey Factz & Mac, but they are meaningful ones.
Today's leak from the tape is "It's My Turn" and as the name suggests, Dee-1 has a sense of entitlement based on the hard work these past few years have demanded of him. The video can be expected a week or so before "IHTHM2" drops.
Also in the pipeline for Dee-1 are several showcases at this year's SXSW Festival and a slot on Murs' 'Paid Dues' Festival on April 2nd. He will also be doing a full week of media in NYC from 2/28-3/4 in support of the tape. With luck, we will soon be able to announce his official signing to the afore-non-mentioned major label as well. Stranger things have happened.......stay tuned.
The first single from CRY AMERICA, the new album from the West Coast's best kept secret IamOmni, produced fully by UK trip-hop pioneer TRICKY. Directed by Mark Yamamoto. Omni's previous albums include collaborations with Fatlip of Tha Pharcyde, Aceyalone and Mikah Nine of Freestyle Fellowship, WildChild of the Lootpack. IamOmni’s self-titled album is available May 3rd, exclusively at rvca.com.
Says Omni of working with Tricky:
"Working with Tricky has been nothing short of an amazing experience, I worked with him in the past on material and for lightening to strike twice and me being able to do a complete project with him is mindblowing. I am forever in his debt."
[Consequence is back with a "Movie" sequel, however you don't have to worry about this sequel being horrible unlike its preceder. Cons still brings the G.O.O.D. Music that we all know and love as cameo appearances ranges from Q-Tip to Talib Kweli to Diggy Simmons. Check it!]
[Most of you guys know !llmind as a producer, but do you also know him as a producer in a group? !llmind, Mushmouf, and Slo-Mo offers you their high quality hip-hop and the best part is that it's for de FREE! Aside from !llmind's production, which he produced about 85% of this project, Slo Mo gets behind the boards as well as Symbolyc One (known as the producer to Kanye West's "Power"). Check it out!]
[About two years ago, L.E.G.A.C.Y. decided to release his "Featuring" mixtape displaying all of the track he's been featured in during the past year. This year, he's doing it again and it contains track that I didn't even know he made. L.E.G.A.C.Y stays persistent and this mixtape will prove it. Check out all his cameos in this tape.]
[I'm mad at myself for sleeping on this cat, but this project serves as the cold water splash to my face waking me from my slumber. But when I wake up, I realize I'm not dreaming when I hear this real hip-hop that came seemingly out of nowhere but at the right time, as well. This brings the right combination of hip-hop and electronica without the lame and cheesy robotic/futuristic effects (I'm talking about you, Black Eyed Peas!). Downloading this for free won't be "Thievery" as the title suggests, but stealing time away without hearing this will be.]
Money Making Jam Boys :: The Prestige: Jam Boy Magic
[Black Thought. Dice Raw. S.T.S. Truck North. P.O.R.N. Free. That's all I need to mention to convince you to download this if you claim you love hip-hop. Did I mention that it's a supergroup? I know it's becoming a trend for err'ybody and they cousins to make a supergroup these days, but the M.M.J.B. puts the SUPER in the supergroup and they should put the word "bad" between super and group, as well. Not bad meaning bad, but bad meaning GOOD!]
That's it for the "One Love" of "Free Music Fridays." If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love....