I decided to remix In The Dark by Dev. I never really liked the original which had too much of a Euro feel to it and a lot of the remixes out there were too Dutchy for my taste. I really wanted to funk this track up. Anyways, let me know what you think and if you like it, please play it at your gigs this weekend. Enjoy!
Audio: Statik Selektah f/ Big K.R.I.T. & Freddie Gibbs - "Play the Game"
Courtesy Matt B.
First official release from Statik Selektah's Population Control album in stores Oct. 25th on Showoff / Duck Down Music. "Play The Game" features Big K.R.I.T. & Freddie Gibbs. The lead record will be available on iTunes as of Sept. 17th for 99 cents.
Ol' Dirty Bastard's Return To The 36 Chambers Re-Released As Wallet Box
Courtesy Audible Treats.
Unique Special Edition Includes Exclusive Extras, Rare Recordings
(September 2011 - Brooklyn, NY) Ol' Dirty Bastard's iconic solo debut, Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version, is being re-released as a one-of-a-kind deluxe box set. The re-issue will be accompanied by a number of rare, limited edition, and value-added goodies, and will be available for purchase on November 22 via burgeoning imprint Get On Down.
The Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version Wallet Box includes a re-mastered double CD that includes original album as well as remixes, a capellas, instrumentals, and other rarities. In addition, there's a vintage "On Tour" poster, extended artwork, promotional sticker, detailed liner notes, and an exclusive billfold wallet, where you will be able to put your complimentary laminated Ol' Dirty Bastard food stamp card. "We all knew that if we were going to do this, we had to include a physical version of that card, there was no other way to do it," explains Get On Down General Manager, Rob Reilly. "We really wanted the packaging to compliment the creative genius that is Ol' Dirty Bastard."
For Get On Down, it was important to make sure that the special edition transcend all types of fans. "The box set," claims Reilly, "is a collector's item for people who aren't even collectors." Get On Down, the self-proclaimed "music imprint for music nerds by music nerds," has released and reissued over 50 albums, such as GZA's Liquid Swords and Muddy Waters' After The Rain. But crafting this ODB box set holds a special place in their heart. "We firmly believe Dirty was an icon," says Rob Reilly. "There is truly no way anyone will ever be able to emulate that style of his. The rap game just is not the same without his presence."
Ol' Dirty Bastard's Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version Wallet Box Set will be available for pre-order at UndergroundHipHop.com, and more information and pictures can be found at GetOnDown.com.
Portland, OR- September 2011: Iame is the only member of both Oldominion and Sandpeople, the two most notable Hip-Hop crews in history of the Northwest. These collectives have been the launching pad for the careers of Illmaculate, Grayskul, Boom Bap Project, Sleep, Sapient, and many more.
Now Iame proves he's ready to step out on his own. One of the most talented lyricists in the Northwest, Iame's new album Lame was created as joke in response to people who couldn't get his name right. However Lame is anything but, and the album is a true testament to his ability as a wordsmith and is an honest depiction of who Iame truly is.
The new video "It's Not Always Pretty", which was directed by Phil Haleen, shows Iame's relentless DIY attitude. In the song, Iame, who is now completely sober, also speaks about a past reliance on alcohol and drugs, at the time dismissing them as "a small price to pay for the talent I provide". After deciding to take a path of sobriety, Iame emerges clear headed and proves this is just the beginning of a promising career.
As an added bonus, Iame is also giving away a Free download to the song "It's Not Always Pretty", as well as the remix, which you can download athttp://dl.dropbox.com/u/22981887/IAME_INAP.zip. In the remix, Iame altered some of the lines in order to further explain his past relationship with alcohol and drugs. The original track and remix were both produced by Smoke M2D6, who produced the entire albumLame. Both versions also are accompanied by exclusive cover art by Matt "SOMEONE" Kenitzer, who runs the clothing/art company Piece by Piece Mission.
Revo Media releases the third episode of their artist interview series, Be Revolutionary. Episode Three features Virginia Beach artist, Baby E. After working with Juicy J he has been in high demand, so check out the video to see what he is all about.
Video/PR: Rolling Stoned - "Space Cake LP (Promo)"
Enter Miami rap group Rolling Stoned... A group of 5 cannabis loving MC's blending a variety of southern, alternative, and underground rap creating a movement of positivity, weed advocacy, and ill Hip-Hop.
We had the chance to catch up with Rolling Stoned members Marii Jane, Joey Duz, Salazar, and Shottie and asked the some questions about their upcoming Space Cake LP, the role of weed in their creative process, the music industry in South Florida, and more.
Can you tell us about the first time you smoked weed?
Shottie: I was 14...my homie bought a dime bag of some bullshit regs & we rolled up two poor excuses for joints. We smoked them at the lake and we been high ever since!
Salazar: It was under a canal bridge wit my homies in 93.
Marii Jane: I had to be about 12 years old up to mischievious behavior with my brother Heber. We watched our older cousins and uncle smoke everyday. We also knew where their roach stash was, so we started going in on their roaches. My uncle always wondered where they went.