Video: Dru Ha Marathon Training Pt. 2 w/ Sean Price & Dallas Penn
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Part II of Dru Ha's training, as he readies himself for 2011's ING: New York City Marathon on November 6th. After celebrity trainer Mark Jenkins explains to Dru Ha that he doesn't have time in his schedule to train him, he refers Dru to two of his trainers that can fit within his budget. Ironically, Dru Ha finds himself in Brownsville, Brooklyn in the hands of Sean Price & Dallas Penn. Watch as they give Dru Ha their tips on how to prepare for the marathon and run scared.
Video/MP3: Theology 3 & Mathematik - "Watch Out" (Prod. By Tone Mason)
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Continuing with the flurry of new singles from their recently released album, The New North, The Real Frequency collective has been hard at work shining light on Toronto's youngest and brightest hip-hop talent. Names like Shad, Kardinal Offishall, Boi-1-Da Rich Kidd, Marco Polo, JD Era, and many more – over 30 artists and producers total – grace the album. Included in that group is Theology 3 and Mathematik, who come together for this latest offering, "Watch Out," a track produced by Tone Mason.
"Objects appear bigger in the rearview/ And people don't respect you 'til they fear you/ And people don't listen when they hear you/ Always looking for something to compare to," begins the song, a refrain that winds up serving as not only the song's central chorus but also a mission statement for all artists hoping to establish themselves in the ever-crowded hip-hop landscape. For Theology 3 and Mathematiks, who are joined on the track by DJ Grouch, the collaboration came easy. "Me and Math had been building for a few months just on a mutual respect vibe," Thoelogy explains about the creation process. "When The Real Frequency crew offered up the chance to do a track for The New North album, we bounced around some ideas and made a New North banger!"
As with previous singles from the album, this latest track is accompanied by a Behind-The-Scenes video chat with Theology 3, where he breaks down The New North album, what The Real Frequency means to him, and speaks more on how his song came to be.
Freestyle Fellowship will be reuniting for the first-time in over a decade and releasing a new LP, The Promise, on Decon Records this fall. Yet, before the Freestyle Fellowship reunion project surfaces, Myka 9 will release his fifth solo-LP, Mykology, on 10/3/11 on SoundVise Records. Produced by Organized Elements and Myka 9 himself, it's full of the meticulous and intelligent rhymes that Myka has become so revered for. Mykology's first teaser "I Must Cross," finds Myka poignantly dissecting the often-debated immigration crisis from a human rights perspective. The projects lead-single "Oh Yeah... Alright" finds Myka trading verses with Freestyle Fellowship member Aceyalone along with Casual, Sunspot Jonz & Kirby Dominant.
*** The Artwork for Mykology was created by Mear One, a Los Angeles-based artist, commonly known as the 'Michelangelo' of graffiti. As a graphic designer, Mear One has designed apparel for Conart, Kaotic, as well as his own Reform brand. Mear One has done album covers for artists like Non Phixion, Freestyle Fellowship, Alien Nation, Limp Bizkit, Busdriver and Daddy Kev. In 2004, Mear One joined artists Shepard Fairey and Robbie Conal to create a series of "anti-war, anti-Bush" posters for a street art campaign called "Be the Revolution" for the art collective Post Gen.
ERIMAJ, Alecia Chakour & The Osrah, and Waajeed are getting together for a night of dirty soul, improvisational discovery, and hip-hop drenched jazz, next Thursday September 29th at the Littlefield performance and art space in Brooklyn.
From the abstract mind of world-renowned drummer Jamire Williams, ERIMAJ is a progressive new band stirring up the NYC scene that the New York Times called, "properly new, part of something larger, and still unnamed.". This group is comprised of some of the most honored and respected musicians in music today. Outside of his band, Jamire is a preeminent side musician working with the likes of Bilal, Jason Moran, Corrine Bailey Rae, Terrence Blanchard, Roy Hargrove, Christian Scott, and many more.
Dubbed a "breakout young artist" by the New York Times, Alecia Chakour is a soul siren. Armed with a bellowing voice, Alecia uses soul’s great arrangement styles of yesteryear as fodder, coalescing punchy horns, gospel harmonies and an ardent R&B feel to make remarkably honest music.
Along with her band the Osrah (family in Arabic), made up of some of the most unique, powerful and respected musicians from across the music scene, Alecia creates a raw sound deftly described as "sultry badass-ness."
Waajeed is one-half of the Platinum Pied Pipers and a staple in the Detroit music scene. He has produced tracks for Slum Village, Dwele, co-produced with J Dilla on Welcome 2 Detroit, and has worked with Roy Ayers and Radiohead.
Who: Jamire Williams's Band ERIMAJ Alecia Chakour & The Osrah Waajeed (DJ)
The Musicians: The evening features a stellar line-up of musicians who have individually played with jazz legends like Billy Taylor and Yusef Lateef, jazz trailblazers Robert Glasper and Bilal, Sharon Jones's backing band The Dap-Kings, afro-beat masters Antibalas, Mingus Big Band, Ludacris, Apollo Sunshine and more.
ERIMAJ Jamire Williams (Drums) Corey King (Co-Musical Director, Trombone) Chris Turner (Vocalist) Matthew Stevens (Guitaris) Vicente Archer (Bass)
Alecia Chakour & The Osrah Sam Cohen (Guitar) Alex Chakour (Bass) Miles Arntzen (Drums) Cochemea Gastelum (Sax) Jaron Olevsky (Keys) Igmar Thomas (Trumpet) James Casey (Sax) ERIMAJ - "Conflict Of A Man"
Watch: ERIMAJ - Conflict Of A Man (Directed by Tiombe Lockhart)
A3C Announces Pick 3 Winners, Blog Party, DJBooth Showcase
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Dead Prez, Fashawn, Killa Kyleon, Ying Yang Twinz, And More Added To Festival Line-Up
(Brooklyn, NY – September 2011) The A3C Hip Hop Festival is excited to announce new showcases and artist additions, including the HipHopDX Pick 3 Winners, GoodMusicAllDay.com's & EarMilk.com's Blog Party, a DJBooth.net showcase, and more, all taking place during the three-day event from October 6th – 8th at The Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia. Three-day Festival passes are now available on the A3C for $40 online and will be available for $45 at the door.
New artists confirmed to perform at the 2011 Festival include Dead Prez, Ying Yang Twins, Da Beatminerz, Fashawn, Torae, Varsity Squad, Stanza, Grip Plyaz, Killa Kyleon, Voli, RayDawn, Reef The Lost Cauze, Statik Selektah, Sha Stimuli, A.Dd+ and Clan Destined.
New Jersey's Kosha Dillz, Michigan's JYoung The General and North Carolina's Joe Scudda won HipHopDX's Pick 3 interactive contest to join headliners Random Axe, Freeway and Homeboy Sandman on the October 6 showcase.
The DJBooth.net showcase on October 7 presents Big K.R.I.T., Pill, Jean Grae, Aleon Craft, Saigon, Dee-1, J.NiCS, Shane Eli, Yonas, Jon Hope and the League of Extraordinary Gz. The stage will be hosted by Hustle Simmons.
GoodMusicAllDay.com and Earmilk.com have teamed up to present Blog Party on an outdoor stage on October 8 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. featuring artists MURS, Ski Beatz, Phil Ade, Young Scolla, Tabi Bonney, Nottz, G-Eazy, Huey Mack and NatNaiel.
In addition to more than 200 live performances, A3C provides educational and professional development content. There will be eleven panel discussions on topics including marketing, licensing, production, media, international strategy, visual interpretation, women in Hip Hop and more. Confirmed panelists include industry professionals such as DJ Burn One, Wendy Day of the Rap Coalition, HipHopDX Editor in Chief Jake Paine, John Gotty of the Smoking Section, SESAC's Cappriccieo Scates, Universal Music Group's Ricardo Spicer and A Tribe Called Quest's Jarobi.
Specific showcase, panel, artist, and event updates will continue to be announced through the A3C website through the event's start on October 6, 2011. For more information about becoming involved in the A3C as an artist, partner, volunteer or media representative, visit www.a3cfestival.com .
Mistah FAB & Living Legends' Sunspot Jonz Join Potluck & Glasses Malone Tour
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Potluck Releases New Video For "Last Call 4 Alcohol" Featuring Bosko
Mistah FAB and Living Legends' Sunspot Jonz have been added to the upcoming ‘Rhymes & Resin' Tour alongside Potluck, Glasses Malone and J Hornay. The fall tour is set to kick off on September 17th, 2011 in Denver, CO and run throughout October.
"I am excited to get out on the road with Potluck. They put on a great show and have dedicated fans and I know that a lot of my fans in these markets haven't gotten to see me recently so it's going to be a win for everyone involved," commented Mistah FAB. "I'm really pumped for fans to see the energy of my new live show and the vibe that DJ Tito Bell and I put out there!"
"I been making a movie the last thirteen months named Isis Dynasty, so I'm really excited to get back out on the road and performing live on this upcoming 'Rhymes & Resin Tour' with Potluck, Glasses Malone and Mistah FAB," added Sunspot Jonz. "These are going to be some shows that you definitely will not want to miss!"
Potluck have released their new video for the track "Last Call 4 Alcohol" featuring Bosko online at http://aol.it/nkDDGj. The track is the latest single from the group's new album "Rhymes & Resin", which is in stores courtesy of Suburban Noize Records.
POTLUCK & GLASSES MALONE TOUR DATES: Sep 17 - Denver, CO @ Roxy Lounge Sep 21 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig Sep 22 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Sep 23 - Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa Sep 24 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel Night Club Sep 25 - Buffalo, NY @ Club W Sep 27 - New York, NY @ Tammany Hall Sep 28 - Worcester MA @ The Palladium Sep 29 - Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel Sep 30 - Raleigh NC @ The Pour House Music Hall Oct 01 - Atlanta GA @ Apache Café Oct 02 – Charlotte, NC @ Casbah NC Oct 03 - Norfolk, VA @ Jewish Mother Backstage Oct 05 - Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live Oct 06 - Tampa, FL @ Orpheum Oct 08 - Jacksonville, FL @ Brewster's Oct 10 - Columbia, MO @ Mojo's Oct 12 - Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre Oct 13 - Des Moines, IA @ House of Bricks Oct 14 - Omaha NE @ The Hideout Oct 15 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Boonies Oct 16 - St. Paul MN @ Station 4 Oct 18 - Seattle, WA @ EL Corazon Oct 19 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater Lounge Oct 20 - Eugene, OR @ The Rok Oct 21 - Boise, ID @ Mardi Gras Oct 22 - Reno, NV @ Reno Underground Oct 23 - Salt Lake City UT @ Kilby Court Oct 25 – Hollywood, CA @ Roxy Oct 26 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock Oct 27 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
Rap duo projects seem to be a trend in 2011. From Kanye & Jay to Gucci & Waka, the next two to emerge are "The Underdogs" aka Parlae & Yung Ralph. We catch the two in the studio workin on the mixtape of the same name hosted by DJ Smallz coming soon.