The Half-Sudanese Musician Oddisee Voices His Thoughts on Africa's Newest Nation
Apollo Brown "Clouds" has been out now for just over a month and is still going strong! The first pressing of CDs sold out in an amazing 2 days (Don't worry it's back in stock)! The demand has prompted a vinyl edition to be manufactured that will soon be available. In the meantime, Apollo cooked up some special edition features for all the loyal supporters.
"Let's celebrate the end and get to startin' over"
Last week you heard Has-Lo & Apollo Brown join forces on Heirlooms, but this week it's Oddisee & Apollo Brown on The Times. Oddisee, who is half Sudanese, doesn't normally bring his politics to the table, but in this rare moment Oddisee offers an entire song devoted to the turbulent changes occurring in Northern Africa, in particular the historic vote that split his home country of Sudan into two separate nations. The Republic of Southern Sudan is now the newest African nation: listen to Oddisee break his thoughts down over the Apollo Brown beat.
Listen deep as Oddisee reveals some of his most personal, political, and poignant lyrics ever:
"Indeed, congratulations are in order / I'm from north of the border / responsible for the slaughter / I was always on their side / for them I'ma always ride / bein' raised in the states I learnt we in the same tribe"
Look for the official deluxe editions release of Oddisee Odd Seasons May 17th on Vinyl, CD, and Digital.
coming out of south central california vortx of distorsun presents there debut album on joe left hand records: a positive blend of fresh hip hop music that makes you want to listen again and again. an album that mixes the best of new school and true school hip hop samples with production from a collective of dion brown, jams da boombox, life line eternal, cool d, in otha wordz with lyrics from vortx of distorsun on all tracks featuring azra nawal vocal samples chopped and spread all over the album. an album that makes you think of the blues of sun house to the jazz of sun ra over drums from clyde stubblefield mixed by bob power. this is that soulful jazzy production that makes you want to listen over and over. one guest artist ari hotep
We have been in close contact with our Japanese team and friends since the terrible earthquake and tsunami that struck on March 11, which resulted in severe problems at Fukushima nuclear plant. After thorough evaluation, we have decided to relocate this year's edition of the Academy, which was set to take place in Japan this fall.
A new location for the Red Bull Music Academy 2011 will be announced on Monday, April 11. As a consequence, we have decided to extend the application period: applications will now be accepted until April 26 (date of postmark).
The dates of the workshops, October 23 to November 25, will remain the same.
Throughout the last few months of preparation for the Tokyo Academy, we have gotten to know Japan as a country; its immensely rich spirit, the beauty, some of the traditions and innovative energy. We are honoured to have been introduced to so many interesting people and to have been allowed to experience some of their creative vision. We truly admire and respect their strength and courage in the face of this terrible situation.
We at the Academy also wish to show our solidarity and support for the Japanese music makers who have been part of our journey. Hence, the Red Bull Music Academy floor at SónarSound Tokyo this weekend will go ahead as planned. Profits from the festival will be donated in support to those affected by the horrific events of March 11 and their aftermaths.
We will continue to maintain strong links with the musical and creative scene in the country, and hope to bring the full Academy experience to Japan in the not too distant future.
Red Bull Music Academy 2011 Workshop 1: October 23 – November 4, 2011 Workshop 2: November 13 – November 25, 2011 Announcement of new location: April 11 Application period extended – NEW DEADLINE: April 26 (date of postmark)
Ludacris, Akon, Jadakiss, Juelz Santana, Joe Budden, Paul Wall, ODB, Styles P, Red Cafe, Masspike Miles, Pleasure P, Sheek Louch, Ma$e, Emilio Rojas, French Montana, Brisco, Gudda Gudda and Shanell of Young Money, Gunplay of Triple Cs, Termanology, Rock City AND MORE!!
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