Michael Franti & Spearhead New Album Available Free on Facebook
Michael Franti & Spearhead’s new album, The Sound of Sunshine, can now be streamed in its entirety on Michael’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/michaelfranti. All anyone has to do is “Like” Michael’s page and the Music Tab will instantly give access to the complete new album. Users who share that they have listened to the album will unlock the exclusive bonus track “Being Alone is Better With You”!
The Sound of Sunshine, the 7thstudio album from Michael Franti & Spearhead, will be released September 21 on Capitol Records/Boo Boo Wax. The band is touring North American through the fall to support the album.
In addition to the Facebook link above, below are links to Michael’s official site, his YouTube channel and additional assets such as photos/bio as well as the music video for the title track, The Sound of Sunshine.
RapReviews' podcast lineup now includes a show from Jeep Ward a/k/a DJ Halo called Subways & Sidewalks! Ward flies solo on this fourth edition of the program. Thanks for listening and remember to share the show with a friend and tell them to check out all the shows on RapReviews.com!
RUSTE JUXX - ADAMANTINE OUT NOW - PROJECT FULLY PRODUCED BY ENDEMIC (ALL ELEMENTS/ NO CURE )
Within two years, Ruste Juxx has proved he is Indestructable with his Sean Price co-signed album, then went in for the kill with producer Marco Polo on The eXXecution, and is now claiming his longevity in the underground hip-hop scene, letting it be known that he is strong as Adamantine.
Well known for his strong delivery and hardcore rhymes, Ruste Juxx is back with a new mix CD, Adamantine, a project entirely produced by Endemic. “I first linked up with Endemic three years ago when asked me to be a feature on a project he was working on called Terminal Illness,” says Ruste Juxx. “I was on three songs, one with Sean Price, then later on we were going to put out an EP but we wound up knocking out a album. Crazy part is all of this was done just talking online & over the phone. I never met son but my hardcore rhyme style and his murderous production… IT’S ADAMANTINE!”
Adamantine features Duck Down label mates General Steele of Smif N Wessun, Skyzoo, and Torae, as well as Ill Bill, Wordsmith, Supreme, and more. Fans can listen to the first leak off the new album, “U Know What Crime It Is” featuring Sledge at http://www.duckdown.com .
Adamantine hits stores via duckdown records September 14, 2010
Also, if you are in the NYC area on September 16th, come on down to the mixtape release party at Santos House Party featuring performances by Das Racist, Maluca, Tecla and Keepaway as well as DJ sets by Das Racist, Amazing Baby, Chairlift, 2DopeBoyz and additional special guests. RSVP at Dasracist@yahoo.com
For more information, check out the press release below: Das Racist have made an indelible imprint on the musical landscape with their irresistible pastiche of witty Dadaist-influenced raps, wry social commentary and tongue-in-cheek humor, and the trio returns with their strongest declaration to date. Today, the Brooklyn hip-hop crew is dropping their second mixtape of the year, Sit Down, Man,andit drips with their signature style you've come to expect while featuring a notable collection of producers including Diplo, Boi-1da, Dame Grease, Scoop DeVille, Teengirl Fantasy, Devo Springsteen and Chairlift, whoalso pull double duty as one of the many guest collaborators, joining the likes of El-P, Roc Marciano and Despot to name a few. The new collection is being presented by Diplo, Mad Decent, Greedhead Entertainment as well as returning partner Mishka. To celebrate the new mixtape, Das Racist will host a celebration at Santos Party House in NYC on Thursday, September 16, and will be joined with performances by Maluca, Keepaway and Tecla with DJ sets provided by Chairlift, Amazing Baby, 2dopeboyz and DR themselves. The event will be presided over by "Internets Celebrity" Dallas Penn.
The trio embodies a new generation of hip-hop, who borrow from the genre's trailblazers while pushing the limits and crafting their own blueprint. Sit Down, Man instantly reveals a group not only prolific but also one that matured exceedingly fast to new levels of art and musicianship. Their tongue-twisting, pop culture-referring rhymes flow steadily in unison with skilled production from a stellar collection of producers and contributors, with track titles like "All Tan Everything" and "Puerto Rican Cousins," embodying their clever content. The following outlets are hosting the mixtape available for download: maddecent.com, greedhead.net, mishkanyc.com and djbooth.net.
Most recently, the blogosphere was permeated with two newly released videos, one for "Who's That? Brooown!" and the other, "Ek Shaneesh," further distinguishing the group for theirability toreign over pop culture.The Frogger, Tetris-era visuals of "Who's That? Brooown!" incite instant nostalgia and for those longing for their Nintendo, you can check out the corresponding interactive game version of the video and play as one of the members on the Das Racist website: www.dasracist.net
Sit Down, Man Track List: 1.wkcr stretch and bobbito with quincy jones (intro) 2.all tan everything (featuring jay-z) (produced by sabzi) 3.puerto rican cousins (produced by gordon voidwell and alex kestner) 4.hahahaha jk? (produced by boi-1da) 5.town business (featuring kassa overall) (produced by kassa overall) 6.commercial (produced by teengirl fantasy) 7.people are strange (produced by devo springsteen) 8.luv it mayne (featuring fat tony & bo p) (produced by tom cruz) 9.amazing (featuring lakutis) (produced by keepaway) 10.fashion party (with chairlift) (produced by chairlift) 11.rapping 2 u (featuring lakutis) (produced by sha-leik) 12.rooftop (featuring despot) (produced by dame grease) 13.irresponsible (featuring lakutis) (produced by like magic + das racist) 14.return to innocence (produced by dash speaks) 15.julia (the very best remix) (produced by das racist) 16.roc marciano joint (featuring roc marciano) (produced by mike finito) 17.you can sell anything (produced by diplo) 18.sit down, man (featuring el-p) (produced by scoop deville) 19.sit down, people (by dapwell and quincy jones)
MP3: N.B.S. - "The Prelude" (Hosted by Mr. Peter Parker)
Veteran Hip-Hop duo N.B.S. (Natural Born Spitters) proudly present their strongest effort to date, "The Prelude". For this journey through their career, N.B.S. has enlisted the talents of renowned Shadyville/Core DJ, Mr. Peter Parker, the production services of: J.Cardim (Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Joe Budden), Stu Bangas (Ras Kass, Devin Tha Dude, Vinnie Paz of Jedi Mind Tricks), Matty Trump (Jr Writer, AZ, Sam Adams), Cyrus Tha Great (Skyzoo, Little Brother, Grafh), Sicknature of The Snowgoons (La Coka Nostra, Ill Bill, Army of the Pharaohs), as well as the talents of underground legend Slaine (of La Coka Nostra / Special Teamz)