Central California’s Moonshine Bandits have released their video for the track “Shine With Me” online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am9AmG5aQMM. The song is just a swig of what fans can expect from the Moonshine Bandits new album “Whiskey and Women", which hit stores this week on Suburban Noize Records. Fans excited to hear the Moonshine Bandits intoxicating new album can head over to AOL Music where the band is streaming the record in its entirety online at http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/24 .
"’Shine With Me’ was inspired by Johnny Cash's ‘I've Been Everywhere’, as it tells a story of some of the types of fans and different places we have performed at,” commented Bird from Moonshine Bandits. “We wanted the video to be a mini documentary and a toast to all the people that support us. The video was filmed by Director Robert Brown and it brings you a backstage pass to some of the types of events we do."
Moonshine Bandits new album “Whiskey and Women" is the soundtrack to late nights in dive bars and truck stops. Moonshine Bandits brand of misfit country hip-hop is fueled by women, whiskey, and 4 wheel drives to create the bastard child of Johnny Cash and the Beastie Boys. “Whiskey and Women" features guest appearances by Danny Boone of Rehab, Big B, Dirtball & Daddy X from Kottonmouth Kings, and country superstar Colt Ford.
A3C Hip Hop Festival Now Accepting Artists Submissions
For Limited Time Festival Attendees Can Purchase Tickets At Special Discounted Rates
(Brooklyn, NY– May 10, 2011) The annual A3C Hip Hop Festival is now accepting artist submissions to take the stage October 6-8, 2011 at The Masquerade. Festival attendees can also purchase tickets now at a special discounted rate for a limited time.
The A3C has not only become the largest Hip Hop festival in the southeastern United States, but is the premier gathering place for MCs, DJs, and producers that create Hip Hop music as well as participants and fans of the culture. The 2010 festival included such exemplary artists as Jean Grae, 9th Wonder, Rhymefest, Camp Lo and Killer Mike.
Artists can submit for the 2011 event through either Sonicbids or ReverbNation. The A3C staff listens to every submission and is looking for talented artists from across the country who can bring something unique to the festival. All artists that submit receive a 3-day festival pass. There is a fee for submissions, and artists can submit before June 1, 2011 at an early bird rate of $10.
Three-day passes for the 2011 A3C Hip Hop Festival are on sale through the A3C website for $25 until May 31, 2011. 3-day passes will increase to $33 after June 1, 2011. Daily passes are also available for $15/day.
In addition to live performances and showcases, the A3C Hip Hop Festival features turntable, producer, and break dance competitions as well as educational and community programming including panel discussions and workshops.
Specific showcase, panel, artist and event updates will be announced through the A3C website on a rolling basis and continuing through the event’s start on October 6, 2011. More information about becoming involved in the A3C as an artist, partner, volunteer or media representative can be found at www.a3cfestival.com .
With a new album coming May 17th, J Rawls is ready to re-introduce himself to the hip-hop masses. For those who aren't familiar with Rawls' discography, we've got a history lesson. DJ O-Sharp of the Usual Suspects crew has put together a mix full of Rawls' classic productions for the likes of Talib Kweli, J-Live, John Robinson, All Natural, Middle Child, as well as his own groups, Lone Catalysts and The Liquid Crystal Project. Available free on iTunes. If you don't know, now you know.
The Hip-Hop Affect is the first solo hip-hop album from J Rawls in nearly 10 years. Featuring appearances from Rhymefest, Sadat X, Tanya Morgan, J Sands (of Lone Catalysts), Copywrite, Bad Azz, Edo G, Stalley, Casual, Count Bass D, Wise Intelligent (of Poor Righteous Teachers), El Da Sensei, John Robinson, Fat Jon, and more, the album will be in stores everywhere on May 17, 2011. More info here.
One of UK's longest running Hip-Hop magazines & websites www.RagoMagazine.com present to you a new free download compilation series entitled 'Takin It Worldwide - The Compilation'. This FREE download compilation features some of today's most cutting edge artists from all over the world. RagoMagazine.com is a UK based magazine dedicated to the Hip-Hop movement. Starting life out as an A5 print magazine back in 1999, the UK based publication went on-line back in 2002 informing Hip-Hop heads globally about releases from the Hip-Hop scene is what Rago do best. In the 12 years Rago Magazine has been going it has helped shape the worldwide rap scene. Since the magazine went from print to on-line it has reviewed albums, mixtapes, music videos, as well as numerous reviews on films, dvd's, ep's, classic albums and singles.
RagoMagazine.com 'Takin It Worldwide' Track-listing.
01 - LATE Feat. Trigga Mane - Couple Mill (Produced by Tricksta) 02 - Geolani Grandz Feat. French Montana, Cristion Dior, Mysonne & David Correy - Smellin Like Money Remix (Produced by Jay One) 03 - Nizzle Hizzle Feat. Cappo, Dubbledge & Wordsmith - Interstella Chariots (Produced by Nizzle Hizzle) 04 - JackitDown Brown - Take It Like A Man (Produced by Timeless Beats) 05 - Tricksta & Deeze - Focussed (Produced by Tricksta) 06 - B-Cide - E.S.D (Produced by Allrounda Productions) 07 - Lullaby - Nothing Like This (Produced by Lullaby) 08 - Tasha Terry Feat. Gonja - Set Em Up (Produced by Gonja) 09 - Jinglebert - Right Here (Produced Agent Of Change, Cuts by Terry Hooligan) 10 - So O.D.- Take it E-Z! (Produced by Narco) 11 - The Gar - Whispers (Produced by The Mongsta) 12 - Psycomatic Feat Mista Matt of South Coast Coalition & T-Bo of 504 Boyz - Throw It Up (Produced by Sound Squad) 13 - Triggadon Featuring Dre. Pound & Pine - So Sky (Produced by Don E Blaze) 14 - Thugstar Feat Mizz Lady G & Shan-no - Bad Chick (Produced by Beauty On The Beat) 15 - Quest-Rah - Move On, Elevate (Produced by Ancient Arts) 16 - Final Penalty - Ya'll Know Us (Produced by Final Penalty)
Los Angeles - May 2011 - Multi-platinum selling Far East Movement (aka FM) will hit the road this summer with Lil Wayne for the second leg of the I Am Music Tour kicking off July 13 in Hartford, CT at the Comcast Theater. Far East Movement members Kev Nish, Prohgress, J-Splif and DJ Virman will join Rick Ross, who supported on the first leg, along with tour newcomers, Grammy nominated Keri Hilson and R&B vocalist Lloyd.
Far East Movement found mainstream success after building a following in the Downtown Los Angeles club scene. They triumphed when their song, "Girls On The Dance Floor," co-written by Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter Bruno Mars, topped radio charts across the country. The success led to a record deal with CherryTree/Interscope Records and release of their debut album, Free Wired, in October 2010. The album's lead single, "Like A G6," exploded on radio and sales charts, reaching triple platinum-plus status and the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 chart making them the first Asian-American group with a #1 song in the country. "Rocketeer," the second single featuring Ryan Tedder of One Republic, became another platinum selling Top 10 Billboard charting that connected with new fans of all ages.
Superstar Snoop Dogg is featured on "If I Was You (OMG)," the new single off Free Wired, which has climbed steadily at Top 40 radio reaching #44 this week.
Far East Movement is currently on the Free Wired World Tour playing hits off their debut album at college campuses across the country.
The group is in the middle of the 'If I Was You (OMG) Contest' where college students upload an "If I Was You (OMG)" inspired video to www.FarEastMovement.com. The contest winner will receive a private Far East Movement performance in their dorm room with 10 friends. Full details and rules for the contest can be viewed on the group's website - www.FarEastMovement.com .
Tickets for select dates will go on sale through LiveNation.com starting the weekend of May 20th.
I AM MUSIC TOUR - Second Leg Dates:
7/13 Comcast Theater, Hartford, CT 7/15 Jiffy Lube Live Amphitheater, Bristow, VA 7/16 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ 7/17 Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA 7/19 Toyota Pavilion, Scranton, PA 7/20 Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY 7/22 Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 7/23 Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ 7/24 Darien Lake, Darien, NY 7/26 Hershey Pavilion, Hershey, PA 7/27 Riverbed Amphitheater, Cincinnatti, OH 7/29 Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC 7/30 Farm Bureau Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA 8/2 Cruzan Amphitheater, West Palm Beach, FL 8/3 1-800 ASK GARY Amphitheater 8/5 Verizon Wireless Music Center, Birmingham, AL 8/6 Aaron's At Lakewood, Atlanta, GA 8/7 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte, NC 8/9 XCEL Center, Minneapolis, MN 8/10 Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee, WI 8/12 First Niagara Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA 8/13 Midwest Amphitheater, Tinley, IL 8/14 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Noblesville, IN 8/16 Scotia Bank Place, Ottawa, ON 8/17 Bell Centre, Montreal, QC 8/19 Molson Amphitheater, Toronto, ON 8/20 DTE Energy Theater, Clarkston, MI 8/21 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, MO 8/23 Spring Center, Kansas City, MO 8/25 Ashley Furniture Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ 8/26 Cricket Wireless, San Diego, CA 8/27 Glen Helen Pavilion, San Bernardino, CA 8/30 Comfort Dental, Denver, CO 8/31 Hard Rock Pavilion, Albuquerque, NM 9/2 Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, CA 9/3 Sleep Train Amphitheater, Marysville, CA 9/7 Qwest Arena, Omaha, NE 9/9 AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX 9/10 Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TX 9/11 Woodlands Amphitheater, Woodlands, TX