Video: Murs Promotes "Yumiko: Curse of the Merch Girl"
Courtesy Dunn Deal PR.
From pioneering the independent rap hustle to starting his own festival, Cali emcee Murs has always been a trailblazer. To that end, he proudly presents Yumiko: Curse Of The Merch Girl, a brand new album and graphic novel available exclusively through Kickstarter. The album and novel unite to tell the story of Yumi Morales, a girl living the fabled tour life working the merchandise table for her boyfriend Dominick's band Murder Acts.
The 124-page graphic novel is illustrated by Jose Garcia, written by Josh Blaylock and the ten-song album - whose lyrics are printed in their entirety throughout the novel - is produced entirely by DJ Foundation. Yumiko is available only via the project's Kickstarter page, where a range of different pledge options will get you everything from the novel and CD to exclusive apparel, custom download cards illustrated by David Mack and Jim Mahfood, and a personal thank-you note and Twitter follow from Murs.
Followed by the release of the album and book, an animated music video will officially be unveiled at Murs' party during the Comic-Con convention in San Diego. "Yumiko is hip hop and comics done correctly," says Murs of the project. "Comics have always been a huge inspiration to me. And having the chance to publish my own comic is truly an honor. Working with my partners to create this book was a lot of fun and we are looking forward to making our dream a reality with the help of the fans."
Santigold Releases "Disparate Youth", Master of My Make Believe Out May 1
Courtesy Aleix @ Girlie Action.
The wait for the Santigold’s album, Master of My Make Believe, is almost over! Today she releases the first official single, “Disparate Youth.” Produced by Santigold and Ricky Blaze, the track is a contemporary rebel song with a new spin on punk & reggae that underscores its message of pushing through all roadblocks and claim “a life worth fighting for.” The track is available on iTunes and you can listen to it here.
Last month Santigold released the video and MP3 for “Big Mouth” to great acclaim. Santi calls out all trash-talkers on “Big Mouth,” with a schoolyard taunt melody backed by an explosive carnival beat that will shake the streets from Bed-Stuy to Baja. The track was produced by Switch and Buraka Som Systema and is available for free download at www.santigold.com. Watch the video here.
Video: Southpaw Final Hip-Hop Show w/ Sadat X, Ras Kass, Craig G & Ruste Juxx
DJ J-Ronin captured some dope footage for All Elements TV - a very ill cipher with live hip-hop band Dujeous along with Sadat X of Brand Nubian, Ras Kass, Craig G and Ruste Juxx at the final Hip-Hop show at Southpaw in Brooklyn. The event was a great night and the venue which was a staple in NYC will be missed!!
Video: Audimatic (Audible Doctor & maticulous) - "Broken Cup"
Courtesy Brown Bag AllStars.
"Check out the new video for the first official release by Audimatic (The Audible Doctor & maticulous). "Broken Cup" is the second single off maticulous' "The maticulous EP". Raps by The Audible Doctor, production by maticulous. Video directed by Bludainian Banks.
Sapient PR: Gunwings - A Free Download You Actually Want
What's good fans, friends, family and all random dunnies! Gunwings is a revisit of my 2010 release Barrels For Feathers. I am bringing back this album and presenting it with a new flavor by creating new beats for all the songs, singing all of the hooks and melodies differently, adding new verses, features and other content.
I am very proud of the original album, but due to many circumstances, like a publicist scamming us and various timing issues, Barrels For Feathers never got the proper campaign that I feel the music deserved, as a result it is very slept on. I've wanted to make Gunwings for a while and with my release schedule being full, I haven't really had the opportunity till now, and I'm very proud of the result. Enjoy!
Oakland, California rap-artist Lil Rue is making two big announcements this week. He has formed a new record label (So True Music Group) of which Rue is the Owner and CEO and the artist is dropping a new album of brand-new music entitled "Pure Mob."
#PUREMOB is being released to both launch So True Music Group as well as satisfy Lil Rue's very enthusiastic fans as they wait for his highly-anticipated album (rumored to be released on SMC) The Dead End. Fans of Lil Rue can look forward to new music, artists, performances, videos, DVDs and more from the new lSo True Music Group in the near future and beyond. The new album #PUREMOB is scheduled to be released on the 23rd of April this year. New artwork and song leaks will be coming soon.