Welcome to the new week everyone. My weekend was a little bit of everything. From a nu metal show, to a hip-hop show, to a flea market (damn you Storage Wars for making me want to find treasure!), I was all over the place. This week's update, however, is not all over the place, it's very focused on all things music related. Leading things off is a lesson I learned while teaching 6th-8th graders about music journalism. In addition to that I have a brand new Pop Shots, a fresh podcast for your listening pleasure, and a comic book inspired Vid Pick from Illus.
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Great Music Journalism Advice From Kids
Last month I was a featured speaker at Greens Farms Academy’s The Power of the Pen writing conference, where I spoke to groups of 6th - 8th graders about entertainment journalism. While I’m sure I taught them a few things, they also reminded me of a very important facet of music journalism that a lot of us tend to forget in our efforts to find the most interesting possible story - talking about the music is still really important.
Welcome to your weekly dose of pop world musings. Covering all things pop culture, this week Pop Shots is hitting you with thoughts on everything from Carrie Underwood and Norah Jones topping the charts, to Jessica Simpson looking to be a weight loss queen, to the triumphant return of Rebecca Black, and since it’s Pop Shots you know everything is seasoned with a little bit of attitude.
I have a wild show for you this month with 14 new songs, including four artists that are new to The Adam B Experience. I also go off on a few really random tangents, including telling you about a very embarrassing moment I recently had at a local restaurant. No, no one mistook me for an unfortunate looking celebrity, this was a moment of my own doing. Check out the show to find out what happened, and to hear a full hour of great underground hip-hop.
Jesse Abraham - Back Off Illus w/ J-Live - Magical Sketch Tha Cataclysm - Place To Be P.SO - Moontones (Soulmade Beats Remix) Vinnie Scullo - The Shoes Jose Nova - IDGAF Jonny October - Whiskey Waltz The Other Guys - Fearless Satnam - Change Your Mind Otis Clapp - Pick Ya Pants Up Creature - Do it to Yaself MetaMusick - Word On The Street 5:AM - Blackout Mic Ripz - F List Celebrity
"ME, MYSELF & MUSIC" IS FAMOSO OFFICIAL 1ST LEAK OFF HIS UPCOMING PROJECT "TALES FROM THA' DOPE SIDE". ALSO FAMOSO IS ALL OVER HARDTIMES RECORDS UPCOMING MIXTAPE "WELCOME 2 HARDTIMES" DROPPIN' IN 2 WEEKS!
Free Download: B-iLLa - "Brothers In Bars" (Host Tricksta)
After the underground success of 'Illa Tapes Volume One', the Cambridge brothers Mistah Biggz and Dillahman a.k.a B-iLLA drop their much anticipated release with UK mixtape giants UK Runnings, the mixtape series that have released official mixtapes with the likes of Big Narstie, M9, Big Dutty Deeze, Supar Novar, LATE, Iron Braydz, Big Cakes, Skriblah from Terra Firma and many more. Talking on their own personal experiences and struggles on life as well as paying homage to life in their home town, B-iLLA are a duo that have a lot to say. Where other acts are too busy just constantly rapping hard bars choosing to push a negative vibe, B-iLLA switch the vibe and create real music with a unique substance, depth and style.
Video: Timothy Rhyme x My Vintage Voyage on Kanye West
First Dirt has teamed up with accredited videographer, Mark Gallegos (M1Media), and the world renown shoe company, Vlado Footwear, to release a series of short interviews with recording artist, Timothy Rhyme, about the top hip hop albums of all time that influenced him to make his next album release with producer Phil The Pain, Vintage. This release will coincide with his 1st ever US tour so stay tuned for dates.
Nems Coney Soprano Out Now! New project from Nems with 20 gutter tracks featuring Iron Solomon, Jedi Mind Tricks, Torae, Block McCloud, Shaz Illyork, Poison Pen, Slaine and many more. 5 bonus songs will be exclusively available on iTunes.