Video: Planet Asia "Live at Garfinkels in Whistler, Canada"
Courtesy of Dunn Deal PR.
Wandering Worx Entertainment proudly presents exclusive live footage from Planet Asia's recent performance at Garfinkel's, in the resort town of Whistler, Canada. Over the summer Asia released Each Step Becomes Elevated, a collaboration album with fellow Gold Chain Military member TriState, for free download under the Wandering Worx imprint. Asia has been nominated for a Grammy and won several awards since he started rapping in Fresno, CA in 1992, and has won The Source Magazine's Independent Album of the Year twice. Wandering Worx is a Canadian label also responsible for releases from Moka Only, Jasiri X, Rel!g!on and more.
While the buzz around Blu has continued to grow, one aspect of the L.A. rapper's artistry has been overlooked: he's also becoming one of hip-hop's best up-and-coming producers. Since his early work with producers Exile, Ta'Raach, and Mainframe, Blu has turned to creating his own soundscapes, crafting the entire Her Favorite Colo(u)r project, as well as a handful of standout's on the recently released Jesus. Now, he's putting his beats on full display, with the production album Open, to be released on September 27th, 2011 through New World Color / Nature Sounds. Originally posted online as a Blu-produced instrumental set, Open has been transformed into a full-fledged production album. Johnson Barnes and his gang of like-minded MCs laid vocals to every track, making this Open a brand new collection.
Featuring a slew of promising up-and-comers on the mic, Open is a perfect showcase for Blu's hazy, lo-fi production. Along with two show-stopping appearances from Blu himself, the album features buzzed-about MCs like Fresh Daily, ScienZe, and Sene, as well as newer names like Just Lee and Tribe of Levi. All guests were hand-picked by Blu, so Open also showcases his ear for talent, turning hip-hop fans on to the next generation of rhyme-spitters. But in the tradition of classic production albums like In Control Vol. 1 and Soul Survivor, the main focus here is on the beats, which showcase the distinct sound a talented young beat-maker has been creating.
The "Hood Talk" (Remix) is taken from Blaq Poet's forthcoming "QB Slasher" Remix EP which will be available digitally only on 9-6-2011. "QB Slasher" is following up the demand for more material off of Poet's critically acclaimed "Blaq Poet Society" LP. Included on the new EP are four all new remixes enlisting the hottest underground mc's in the game right now: Roc Marciano, Wais P, Meyhem Lauren & Blacastan plus the non album cut "Freezers" featuring Big Noyd and Bloodsport. The EP is rounded out with the full instrumental versions of the original album cuts.
Devo Spice Update - 9/2/2011: TMBG Cover, Elevator, and more!
Courtesy of Devo Spice.
Well, it's September already. We've closed on our house, and things should be getting back to "normal" in a couple weeks. Yaay! Of course normal is a relative term... and my relatives are anything but normal... you know what, let's just get on with this.
--== NEW THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS COVER ==-- --== ELEVATOR ON THE FUMP ==-- --== EVERYTHING ELSE ==--
--== NEW THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS COVER ==-- This month marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Mink Car by They Might Be Giants. It's also the 10th anniversary of 9/11 just in case you haven't had that crammed down your throat by the media. Recently several TMBG fans got together and put out the Mink Car Cover album, which is a track for track cover of Mink Car, and all the money from the sale of this album goes to the FDNY foundation.
The album is now available and features a new song by me! I took track 4, Mr Xcitement and got lots of help from TV's Kyle because I was so busy trying not to screw up my mortgage application. It’s a very chip-tunes heavy rockin' tune with nonsensical lyrics that would make Shoebox proud.
Other artists on the album include Nuclear Bubble Wrap, MC Frontalot, Shael Riley, Molly Lewis, and Hello The Future. The album is doing very well and it's for a good cause, so definitely check it out. You can order it from either Bandcamp or iTunes at the links below.
--== ELEVATOR ON THE FUMP ==-- Elevator, one of the many new sketches from the new Cirque du So What sketch comedy album has been posted to The FuMP. Personally I think this is one of the funniest tracks on the album, but the track has proven to be a bit controversial. And I can completely understand why. Give it a listen for yourself and see what you think.
Our new album Stupid Cowboy Thing, Volume 1: GRANDMOTHER is now shipping and has been very well received so far. And at least one person has spotted the little audio easter egg we put in it. If you don’t have it yet you can order it here: http://www.thefump.com/store_release.php?id=88
--== EVERYTHING ELSE ==-- In other stuff, the songs of the month for September over at http://www.devospice.com are Enhanced and Earworm featuring MC Lars. You can download those for free from my web site, so if you don’t have my new album Gnome Sane definitely stop by and check out these songs. If you do have my new album Gnome Sane then give yourself a cookie because dammit you deserve it.
Also, I will be at Intervention in Rockville, MD later this month, sadly without cookies. That's an "internet culture con" in the Washington DC area September 17-19. I'll be performing along with Rob Balder and Insane Ian. For more information on that visit http://interventioncon.com.
And finally the August episode of The Insider was posted just in time before the end of August. And you thought I was going to fail just because I was buying a house. Fool! You can listen to that episode here: http://www.devospice.com/insider.php
Twelve Jewelz in Association with Big Smoke Magazine proudly presents Resurrection
Hosted by Aslan & Horns Of Jericho presents with Live Showcases/ Open Mic, Turntablism
Hiphop/Old Skool/Mid Skool/New Skool/Breaks/Funk & Soul DJs on rotation
Aslan (Twelve Jewelz) / Dirty Harry (Big Smoke) / L Slinga (Culture Drop) / DJ Pager (Bedroom Head Music) / Terrorwrist (Big Smoke) / DJ Keety (Life Movement) Stitch (Twelve Jewelz) / Beats Rhymes Life (Life Movement) Charlee Brown
Charlie Wright's International 45 Pitfield Street, Hoxton, London N1 6DA
For more info Contact 07775 430691 or 07879 776577
DATE; 30/9/2011 VENUE; Charlie Wright's International PRICE; £6 B4 10PM / £8 AFTER OPEN; 9PM-4PM
L PRO presents "I AM", the single from his upcoming full length record entitled Vertigo. Once again, with true lyrics which bring to form an introduction to this emcee, I AM is sure to keep even the truest hip hop fan's satisfied. Produced by 5th Sequence, with hard hitting drums with an in your face tempo; I AM is the perfect transition from Equilibrium to Vertigo. With the release date for Vertigo set for October 4, 2011, this joint is sure to entertain and introduce the world to L PRO's VERTIGO!
"They've coined a female equivalent of macho that is far removed from the hypersexualized come 'n' get it attitude." – Time Out London
"'Daaaamn!' That's all we can say when we listen to the rap riot that is Yo! Majesty..." – LA Weekly
On Shunda K's "The Most Wanted":
"...its stunning velocity ensures it never drags for a second. This is an exciting, deep, and original work of hip hop. Get on it." – MTV Iggy
The original voices of Tampa, Florida's (and the world's) first lesbian-Christian hip-hop group Yo! Majesty are back on the road. Shunda K and Shon B, the two rappers that made you move to their ubiquitous underground hit "Club Action" are following up a successful run of European dates with a US-tour sponsored (logically!) by Toyfriend, a Swedish vibrator brand created by the design company Tickler.
Joining Yo! Majesty on a handful of dates on the tour is female Swedish DJ duo Swedish Dyke Vibes. All of the upcoming dates will also feature a solo opening set by Shunda K of Yo! Majesty featuring material from her critically praised 20-track solo debut album solo debut album, The Most Wanted.
Released in early 2011 by Fanatic Records via EMI/Caroline, the occasion of recording The Most Wanted is what initially brought Shunda K and Shon B back together. The album's single "I'm Da Best" features a guest appearance by Shon B and both ladies appear in the video for the track.
The experience of working together again was a good one, so prior to the launch of Yo! Majesty's recent European tour, Shunda K and Shon B hit the studio to begin recording a new Yo! Majesty album. The new single "Cherry Pop" representing the first new Yo! Majesty music in years is now streaming at: http://soundcloud.com/fanaticpro/yo-majesty-cherry-pop .
Shunda K will also be releasing new solo material soon. A remix and video for the track "It's Time To Get Paid (feat. Snax)" from The Most Wanted is scheduled to debut later this month.