B.G.'s New Album "Hollyhood" to Be Released Oct. 5th
For Immediate Release -
After releasing last years successful "Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood" in conjunction with T.I.'s Grand Hustle, Southern legend B.G. plans to release its follow up "Hollyhood" October 5th!
While most rap heads are familiar with B.G. from his Cash Money Records days (Selling over 26.5 Million records) as part of the original Hot Boys, he is one of the few from the camp that has been able to stand on his own. He is known as an originator of “Bling-Bling” and the grimy New Orleans group “The Hot Boys”. With a nasty laid-back flow, a thick accent and a shoot ‘em up bang bang rhyme style, it’s no wonder he is affiliated with the largest names in hip-hop today from T.I. to Lil Wayne.
Fresh off the release of his Atlantic/Grand Hustle release “Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood”, B.G. experienced a resurgence with his single “My Hood” featuring Mannie Fresh garnering over 2,500 spins nationally. All the while, B.G. has been working on a documentary about his hometown of New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina that will soon be released.
With an illegal carrying of weapons charge looming over his head, B.G. continues to grind daily with that never say die attitude that he has adopted in the past.
Hollywood wasn't the place for Gizzle and it's good to back home where you belong. Back in Hollyhood.
Last month RJD2 announced a remix contest of “The Glow” in keeping with the remix theme of his latest album, Inversions of the Colossus, a remixes and b-sides album released in late June.
Today RJ sent a shout out to all the members of his email list, congratulating them on a job well done with the remixes, and announcing the winning remix. He wrote:
Hot damn!! 5 pages of remixes?!?!? Amazing. Mega big shouts to everyone who programmed/played/mpc-ed/logic-ed/ableton-ed/protool-ed the hell out of those stems and submitted a remix. Kudos. This is the first time I've done something like this, and am so stoked you all had fun and got loose with it. Some killer flips from Ben/Ozonian, Kevin Sokolniki(first in!), Paulo, Drew Lizon and Ayce, Simius-too many to mention, really. I love how you guys took this and completely ran in all sorts of new directions with it. Inspiring, really; I haven't had this much fun listening to one of my own songs in forever. And the remix that got the most votes is......Paolo Palazzo!
Vonnegutt - Big Boi & Manchester Orchestra's Newest Signing
VONNEGUTT WHETS APPETITES WITH RE-RELEASE OF APTLY TITLED EP, OUT SEPTEMBER 21
RECENT LABEL PARTNERSHIPS WITH BIG BOI'S PURPLE RIBBON AND MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA'S FAVORITE GENTLEMEN
Atlanta's Vonnegutt may not immediately ring a bell, but there's a good chance you've already heard them play and seen them perform. Providing the hook on Big Boi's current single "Follow Us," having shared festival and late night television stages with him on multiple occasions, and fresh off a killer set at Lollapalooza, they are ready to re-release their debut EP, The Appetizer EP, on September 21st via Purple Ribbon/Favorite Gentlemen (the respective labels of Outkast's Big Boi and Manchester Orchestra).
What commonly intrigues new and old fans alike is Vonnegutt's ability to cross musical boundaries and appeal to different audiences. For fans of Gym Class Heroes, B.o.B., Chester French, and Chiddy Bang, Vonnegutt make their own mark with classic emcee skills coupled with evolving lyrics, pop sensibility, and a dose of rock dynamics. Let's be clear though, this has been has not been an easy path. Vonnegutt's two founding members have been paying their dues for years before crossing paths. Frontman/emcee Kyle Lucas has been earning a name for himself in the hip hop scene for years with the release of several mixtapes including his latest; It's Always Sunny In Marietta, which was presented by 2dopeboyz.com and hosted by Big Boi. Meanwhile, guitarist Neil Garrard was busy doing session work for some of the south's biggest names in Rap/R&B (Dungeon Family, Pastor Troy, and Kelly Rowland). 2008 saw the band solidify their lineup with the additions of Patrick Postlewait (bass) and Taylor White (drums).
2011 will see the release of the long awaited debut full length, Falling Up The Stairs. Until then and in celebration of Vonnegutt's recent partnership with Purple Ribbon/Favorite Gentlemen, the band's The Appetizer EP will be re-released September 21st, giving fans four songs to whet their appetites for what's to come.
Qwel & Maker's 'Owl' to Be Released September 14, 2010
Qwel & Maker 'Owl' For their 3rd full-length album titled Owl (Galapagos4, 2010), Qwel & Maker’s creative partnership has gone from ‘occcasional collaboration’ to a full-fledged endeavor and the results are loud, clear, and undeniable.
Once described by Rolling Stone as having “stark, biographical songs that occupy the same bleak terrain as Francis Bacon paintings or The Dark Knight,” the Chicagobased duo has matured substantially since the release of their 2009 sophomore LP and continually raise the bar with their brand of raw, unadulterated, underground Hip-Hop.
“The Owl watches and grows wiser,” explains Maker. “As we became more aware of our environment, we gained new perspectives. This album is our way of reconnecting with everything that surrounds us.”
The duo is most at home on tracks like “El Camino” where Qwel’s lyrics scrape vibrant, and often harsh, realities across Maker’s soundscape of hard hitting drums and deft arrangements. “Name looking strange in the limelight / Chamber what you trying to change / Sitting here soaking in hindsight / It’s the road / Its the life I chose” concludes Qwel on “El Camino.”
Newly commited to the ‘life they chose’ and resolved to defeat stagnation in an industry in transition, Qwel & Maker have only just begun...
Qwel & Maker + DJ SPS 'Master Your Machine' US Tour: (some dates subject to change)
Fri 9/10/2010 Chicago,IL @ Reggies w/Typical Cats, Meaty Ogre, Maxilla Blue Sun 9/12/2010 Evansville, IN @ The Jungle Mon 9/13/2010 Columbia, MO @ Mojos w/IndyGround Wed 9/15/2010 San Marcos, TX Thu 9/16/2010 Austin, TX @ Ruta Maya Fri 9/17/2010 Dallas, TX @ The Green Elephant Sat 9/18/2010 San Antonio @ Limelight Sun 9/19/2010 Corpus Christi Wed 9/22/2010 Albuquerque, NM @ Burt's Tiki Lounge Fri 9/24/2010 Las Cruces, NM Sat 9/25/2010 Colorado Springs, CO Sun 9/26/2010 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge Mon 9/27/2010 Pueblo, CO Wed 9/29/2010 Bozeman, MT @ Zebra Lounge Thu 9/30/2010 Boise , ID Fri 10/1/2010 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey Sat 10/2/2010 Eugene, OR @ John Henry's Sun 10/3/2010 San Francisco, CA Wed 10/6/2010 Santa Cruz , CA @ Blue Lagoon Thu 10/7/2010 Palm Springs, CA @ Space 120 Fri 10/8/2010 LA, CA Urban Underground @ The Airliner Sat 10/9/2010 Pomona, CA @ Friar Tucks Sun 10/10/2010 San Diego, CA Wed 10/13/2010 Las Vegas, CA Thu 10/14/2010 Merced, CA @ Urban Illustrators Sat 10/16/2010 Yuma, AZ Sun 10/17/2010 Phoneix, AZ @ Hidden House Mon 10/18/2010 Tucson, AZ @ The Congress Thu 10/21/2010 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room Fri 10/22/2010 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown Sat 10/23/2010 Des Moines, @ Vaudeville Mews Tue 10/26/2010 Dayton, OH Wed 10/27/2010 Cincinatti, OH Fri 10/29/2010 Boston, MA Sat 10/30/2010 Buffalo, NY Sun 10/31/2010 Providence, RI Mon 11/1/2010 Portland, ME Tue 11/2/2010 Asbury Park, NJ Wed 11/3/2010 Portsmouth, NH Fri 11/5/2010 Richmond, VA Sat 11/6/2010 Atlanta, GA Mon 11/8/2010 Orlando, FL + more to come in SC, NC, TN, Sat 11/13/2010 Champaign, IL @ Canopy Club
B-Real Plants "The Harvest" Project - Available Sept. 28th!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Most notably known as the front man of one of hip hop’s most important Latino groups Cypress Hill, 20-year vet and legend in the game B-Real has taken his experience to the streets to amass a new breed of MC’s. With his newest project “The Harvest Vol. 1” B-Real is giving back to the game in taking on a mentor role to some of the hottest up & coming MC’s hip hop has to offer, due to hit stores and digital outlets September 28th.
Fresh off the heels of Cypress Hill’s successful “Rise Up” album, B-Real is making a move to bless hip hop with fresh new talent with this solo project. With the success of his “Gunslinger” series, B-Real’s “The Harvest Vol. 1” offers a compilation format reminiscent of some of hip hop’s biggest productions such as Dr. Dre’s “Chronic 2001” or Timbaland’s “Shock Value”. The project features 20 heat-laced tracks in which he allows his feature artist to showcase their skills, while providing the backbone to each track, including the single "Dr. of Death" featuring Xplicit.
From the hardcore feel of tracks like “Dues Paid” feat. L.O.C. to the conscious feel good vibes of “Are U Ready” feat. Aygee, “The Harvest Vol. 1” is sure to transcend the culture as it offers something for everyone.
While on tour, B-Real will continue to water his crops of MC’s, plugging the project and performing cuts from the record. Who knew one B-Real’s most famous records to date would become a premonition a decade later. Dr Green Thumb is back to the fields to bring growth to hip hop. Now all we gotta do is wait for the harvest.