Long-Time Collaborators Get Together For First Single From Quazedelic's Stan Sly: AnuthaWorld
While producer and all-around artist Quazedelic has played a crucial role in the Snoop Dogg's music behind the scenes, a full on collaboration between the fonk monk and Doggfather was destiny waiting to be fulfilled – until now. “Hold On,” off Quazedelic’s upcoming debut LP Stan Sly: AnuthaWorld, has the artists combining their smooth, similar styles from separate genres for the album's first single. Similar to Snoop Dog’s appearance on of The Gorillaz’s Plastic Beach, the result is soothing combination of funk and hip-hop that takes listeners to another place; in this case, Anuthaworld.
About his own style for the upcoming album, Quazedelic says, “I bridge the gap between serious real life songs with fantasy funk tracks.” That is exactly what he does with “Hold On.” The track opens with a deep, sensual voice, “Looking back in my conscious mind, digging back and searching to find...” The lyrics set up a mystic atmosphere where anything can happen. However, many of Quazedelic’s lyric’s are grounded in reality: “I’m Working hard, praying night and day, that something good might come my way.” Snoop Dog’s lyrics serve as an alternative reality, the id of the song, so to speak. He raps, “So raise up off of me, and let me dip up the streets in my 73/ Grey on black interior, black like me, chandeliers hanging with the ass swinging,” while Quazedelic harmonizes in the background. The spectacular dream-world that snoop dog raps about plays against the pain-filled sound of Quazedelic’s harmonies. “Hold On,” helps explain the purpose of funk, and how it can be used as a vehicle to escape from reality.
Quazedelic's Stan Sly: Anuthaworldwill be available October 5th via Georgia Anne Muldrow's and Declaime's SomeOthasShip Connect.
Welcome to the Frank Nitt and Sepalot revival! The Detroit MC (Frank'N Dank, Dilla) and the Munich Producer & DJ (Blumentopf) are Fracture. A new group with a new sound and a new agenda. Nitt and Sepalot first hooked up on Sepalot's solo-album "Red Handed"(Compost Records). They went on tour together, became friends and kept on recording - with no rules, no regulations and no parking on the dancefloor. "Outrageous" is a 5 track EP that fuses Detroit rap, Munich disco and Miami bass like no record before.
After being attacked by the crowd during her performance at Gathering of the Juggalos this weekend, Tila Tequila has threatened to "bankrupt" the Insane Clown Posse. You can see video of the attack below. Tequila made the comment to followers of her http://www.twitter.com/TILAOMG account: "Pretty soon the owners who run the Juggalos will be bankrupt. My attorney Alan is already on it. This is disgusting behavior from men." Photos surfaced later on TMZ showing Tequila with cuts, bruises and facial lacerations from the attack.
Born in Bridgeport, CT, raised in Stratford, educated throughout NYC, and now residing in New Haven, Illus is known for a variety of artistic endeavors. A veteran when it comes the pen and the pad in more ways than just one, in addition to penning his lyrics, Illus is also an accomplished comic book artist, and has led panel discussions on the topic at CMJ, NYU, and various Comic-Cons. His latest album, Feel Good Music, is a collaboration with producer J.J. Brown, and it’s already drawing rave reviews from the likes of Chuck D, who Illus notes “said it was one of the best albums of the year on his radio show.” He adds “hearing him say that was pretty amazing.” This week I caught up with Illus to find out more about his dual loves, in what ways they crossover, and the song he felt he had to make.
League510 Compete In Virgin Mobile's Book The Band Contest
Bay Arew Crew Competing To Win $5K And Chance To Open Up For M.I.A., Pavement, T.I., And Sleigh Bells In Front Of 40,000 Fans
League510, the Bay Area's four-man crew of Town Techno purveyors, has been hand-selected to compete in Virgin Mobile FreeFest's Book The Band Contest. They are competing with over 200 other bands for the next week to earn a spot in the Top 20. Virgin Mobile will then pick 5 finalists, who will compete to win the grand prize.
The Grand Prize winner will receive $5000 in cash and play in front of 40,000 fans at Virgin Mobile FreeFest along side renowned artists including M.I.A., LCD Soundsystem, T.I., Pavement, Ludacris, Joan Jett, and more. For the driven group, who recently won mtvU’s Freshmen Five video contest and was profiled by AOL’s Spinner.com, winning this contest will allow the band to share their energetic stage show with thousands of fans.
The final countdown for the Grand Prize winner is quickly approaching. Voting closes August 19th, 2010. Fans can vote once per day by entering League510's name on Virgin Mobile's Book The Band Contest webpage.
Emcees TK, Mont, Mr. Knowitall and DJ Blacksmith better known as League510 are pioneers of a sound that is all their own, Town Techno. With a sound that is out of this world, League510's musical journey began in a galaxy far away from ours. After traveling the universe for years, they entered our galaxy and our planet shortly thereafter. With sights on our world, the quartet chose to land in the hills east of Oakland, CA. After hiding their ship deep in the hills they approached this new town with great curiosity and were immediately amazed by the vibrant culture that they found. Adopting the Bay Area scene as their new home, League510 wasted no time in beginning their new musical journey here in our world. Using advanced abilities, the four emcees quickly mastered the art of sound and gave birth to Town Techo, a form of music that would unite the people in heightened awareness; to show them to take action, to appreciate the fun in life, to believe in themselves and to believe in The League.
About Clear Label Records:
Founded in Oakland, CA in 1999, Clear Label Records has established itself as one of the top independent labels in the Bay Area. The company is owned and operated by Tajai Massey, renowned recording artist with the group Souls of Mischief and the crew Hieroglyphics, who brings a unique perspective to the label utilizing his experiences as a major-label recording artist turned independent label owner & successful touring musician. Clear Label is home to recording artists of many genres such as Chris Marsol, Baby Jaymes, FamSyrk, Deep Rooted, League510, and more. Through a partnership with Pushing the Beat (PTB) called ClearBeat, the label is also home to Oakland’s hottest street artists including Beeda Weeda, Shady Nate, D-Lo, Sleepy D and others. Look for full-length releases from all of these artists in the near future. For more information, please visit http://www.clearlabelrecords.com .
LOS ANGELES, CA -- 08/13/10 -- LSI -- Adding formidably to his incredible list of hits and accomplishments, Snoop Dogg makes it six Number Ones in a row on the Billboard Dance/Club Plays chart, hitting the pole position this week with his featured performance on Katy Perry's across the board electro-pop smash "California Gurls."
The track also hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Pop Songs charts. Missy Elliot is the only other rap performer with multiple Number Ones on the dance charts.
Not limiting himself to a single continent, Snoop hops from Cali to Moscow as a featured performer on Russian singer George Hodos' "Just A Man," which is currently at #25 with a bullet on the same chart.
"Just A Man" was released by Dauman Music and produced by The Alumni Entertainment Group and it has been remixed by DJ Escape (Beyonce) and Rod Carrillo (Rihanna).
Jason Dauman, President of Dauman Music, says, "It is remarkable that a hip-hop great like Snoop has two different titles in the Billboard Club Play Top 25 in the same week. This is a great and rare achievement. I'm really excited about the success he is having with George's track, and am honored that one of my artists had the opportunity to work with an artist of Snoop's caliber."
Free Big Boi Concert in Miami, Florida on August 18th
PERFORMANCE SPONSORED BY HP TO PROMOTE BETTER SOUNDING MUSIC AND NEW BIG BOI ALBUM: SIR LUCIOUS LEFT FOOT: THE SON OF CHICO DUSTY
MySpace Music and HP have announced a special performance by Big Boi on Wednesday, August 18 at Sobe Live in Miami, FL. The performance is part of HP's Summer Music Campaign to promote better sounding music. Big Boi will take the stage in Miami to perform tracks from his recently released debut album titled Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (Def Jam Recordings) along with GRAMMY-nominated Outkast classics.
MySpace Music will live-stream the 21+ show via USTREAM at http://www.myspace.com/hp at 11 p.m. EST so fans unable to attend the show can experience the special event live with stellar sound and picture quality. Free tickets for the event are available on a first-come, first-served basis at Sobe Live. Entry for the early event begins at 10 p.m. and the show starts at 11 p.m.
New HP computers with integrated Beats Audio™, which emerged from close collaboration between HP and Beats by Dr. Dre™, will be on display at the performance for fans to use. HP PCs with Beats Audio provide the ultimate listening experience, delivering music as the artist intended it.
Sir Lucious Left foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, the new solo album from Atlanta's own Big Boi, sees the stylistically progressive rapper producing alongside a star-studded line up of ATLiens, including Outkast's very own Andre 3000. Additional contributors to the album are T.I, Gucci Mane, Janelle Monae, B.o.B, and Jamie Foxx. Much of the album was recorded in Big Boi's Stankonia studio, where he co-produced every musical element of the record. Content wise, the album summons a variety of genres that range from electro to soul, with Big Boi's signature tongue-twisting flow and bass-driven force present on almost every track. In addition, Big Boi's delivery has been well received by critics. Many reviews recall the resounding success of Outkast's 2003 chart-topping Speakerboxx/The Love Below (Jive Records) to describe Big Boi's newly imaginative efforts and successful ambition. As of this writing, the album has spent four weeks on the charts since it entered at #3 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on Billboard's Digital Albums.
Show Details: Date: Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 Venue: Sobe Live (Miami, FL) Doors: 10 p.m. (EARLY Show/Doors close at capacity) 21+. FREE Admission. LIVE STREAM 11 p.m. EST http://www.myspace.com/hp .