For those who haven't heard TRUTHLiVE's new album, Patience, or his EP, The UnLearning, yet, there is now a new way to experience TRUTHLiVE. Kudos to DJ Vinroc who had a mixtape made in true and classic mixtape fashion that doesn't skip from one track to the next. Running 20-minutes long, DJ Vinroc took the recent and best songs from both albums to put into the mixtape starting with title track, "Patience". Mixing it seamlessly right into "Shoot Me Down" from the EP, DJ Vinroc is presenting the finest of TRUTHLiVE to the public. Landing the celebrated turntablist for the blend was a coup for TRUTHLiVEMix who states, "He is unquestionably one of the best turntablists of all time. Getting to work with him was a blessing." The proof is right here in the mix. Whether you've loved TRUTHLiVE or have never heard of him before, the mixtape will turn you into a TRUTHLiVE fan.
TRUTHLiVE will be performing May 21, 2010 at Last Day Saloon in Santa Rosa with KRS-ONE. For those 21 and older, tickets are available for $20 at http://ticketweb.com
For those fans yet to have a chance to scoop one up to date, in addition to the release of his album, TRUTHLiVE is offering fans a Deluxe Kit through the Interdependent Media label website: http://imculture.com/shop-2/truthlive-patience-deluxe-preorder/ . At a $20 price point, the Deluxe Kit includes one copy of the Patience CD, a TRUTHLiVE red baseball tee, original TRUTHLiVE sleep mask, a physical copy of The UnLearning EP, a 45" split record featuring fellow iM artists Tanya Morgan and Finale, posters, stickers, flyers and more.
Evan "TRUTHLiVE" Phillips, owner and founder of Interdependent Media, has certainly made his mark in the music industry with his wide range of talents. As an emcee, DJ, entrepreneur, and artist, TRUTHLiVE has had his hands in everything from a very young age. After a traumatic adolescent period where his health was at risk, three heart surgeries proved the artist to be quite a fighter. He explains to his new listeners, "The name TRUTHLiVE doesn't mean that I'm proclaiming myself as the truth, end-all be-all; it's more of a reminder to myself on how to conduct my life and career." The MC best summates, "My music is my truth and my life." That meaningful music is available nowin the form of Patience, TRUTHLiVE's debut release, courtesy of Bay Area label Interdependent Media.
About Interdependent Media:
Founded in 2006 in the Bay Area by Evan Phillips, Interdependent Media has built unique strengths in the development, production, and marketing of recorded music via new methods of marketing and promotion. Armed with a comprehensive understanding of both traditional and emerging methods of marketing, iM has successfully created multi-faceted methods of raising awareness and interest in their projects. Industry veterans Ian "ID" Davis and Dominic Del Bene head operations at iM and are credited with discovering and/or developing artists such as 9th Wonder, Little Brother, Tanya Morgan, Blackalicious, Del the Funky Homosapien, the Hieroglyphics and more. In 2010, iM will be releasing multi-media projects from artists Donwill, TRUTHLiVE, Canibus, Von Pea, A-Plus, and more. For more information, please visit http://www.imculture.com
From the forthcoming album CAPE VERDE dropping June 22 on Backwoodz Studioz.A concept album from the NYC rap duo about a day in front of the television. Featuring Vordul of Cannibal Ox, Superb, Masai Bey, Bigg Jus and more... http://backwoodzstudioz.com/
KOSHA DILLZ- "DooDoo" (Video) Directed by Robbie Barclay
Kosha Dillz is pleased to present the 2nd video from his highly acclaimed album Beverly Dillz. Kosha reunites with director Robbie Barclay, who also directed the first single "Cellular Phone" off Beverly Dillz (click here to view), for "DooDoo", the album's 2nd single, produced by Belief (Ghostface Killah, Talib Kweli, El-P, Murs). Check out the cameo's from Flex Mathews & Homeboy Sandman. If you like what you see, feel free to support good music by downloading Beverly Dillzhere or on the album cover below. on iTunes by clicking
"Kosha Dillz is not only a clever play on words, but also presents a rarely seen culture clash in music. He voices his political opinions on foreign affairs and oppression with fresh rhymes. This makes him a universal voice..." URB MAGAZINE
Beverly Dillz, his solo red carpet debut LP, was recorded entirely in the Beverly Hillz section of Los Angeles, while the lyrics were composed at various overpriced coffee houses and internet cafes through out the city. A frequent maker of history, Kosha Dillz will attest to rhyme the first song in Hebrew on an American indie album, "Kol Ha Kavod Lirkod (its all good to dance)". And for those who don't speak Hebrew, songs like "Dilly Wonka" and "LA Ish" will keep you dancing from the happy go -rich lounges of any US city to the pretty sides of your local dive bar, any day of the week.
Bay Area Rapper, Spit Doctor, Releases Anticipated "Go Getta Glimpse" Record, Out Now
* * * * * * * * * Spit Doctor Re-introduces Himself To The Rap World, And Enlists Bay Legend, With New Release "Go Getta Glimpse"
LOS ANGELES, May. 11 /2SPR/ - With California's Bay Area history of being a staple for independent releases, its become natural for its artists to follow in the footsteps of many of its sucessfull artists.
With his new record "Go Getta Glimpse", Spit Doctor re-introduces himself to the Hip-Hop world with hard-hitting tracks , well written lyrics and creative hooks.
After releasing several street albums with his label mates, Spit Doc offers listeners a breath of fresh air with tracks like "Turn It Up", the title-track "Go Getta Glimpse" and "California Grown" featuring Northern California legend San Quinn.
With many well known West Coast artists laying low in the first quarter of '10, Spit Doctor has taken advantage and provided fans of great music with a fresh sound well rounded enough for any listener.
"Go Getta Glimpse" is available now, at all major digital retailers.
Here are links to the first two singles of the album:
Friday the 14th, I'ma play the dude who gives you dope free music on Free Music Friday! I know that was corny, please don't tell Big Daddy Kane to sue me.
Apollo Brown :: Skilled Trade
[Here's a re-release beat tape from producer Apollo Brown that displays dope instrumentals for rhymers to rhyme to. In anticipation of his new album "The Reset," coming May 25th, this beat tape will introduce you to the soulful sounds of Brown. Check it out!]
[Ah-HEEEEEEEEH!!!! The George Foreman of rap Jadakiss is reminding us for the third time that "THE CHAMP IS HERE!" Saw this on Jada's Twitter and y'all know I was gonna put this on up. Check it out, for all the Lox/D-Block fans and hip-hop heads alike.]
[For all the Justus League fans, they'll be happy to grab this L.E.G.A.C.Y mixtape, which features a collection of L.E.G's joint. This mixtape was originally released for HipHopDX in 2007, but L.E.G. decided to release it worldwide for us to bask in the glory.]
[Honestly, I would PAY for this free EP if Oddisee decides to sell it. THis is the fourth and final season-themed EP done by Oddisee and this shows that the word "talent" still exists and Oddisee should be revered as one of the top producers of this year. You can also check out his other mixtapes on the link below if you missed it.]
[Here's something that's short and to the point from the Seattle rap group known as The Physics. These three tracks is all that's needed to know that the Physics got their own flavor to offer in rap and it also gives fans anticipation to whatever the Physics may offer next.]
That's it for the "Friday the 14th Edition" of "Free Music Fridays." If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're an artist with your free mixtape/album shown on this page and you want to send me a link re-up, corrections, and/or questions, e-mail me at email@example.com, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love....
LEADING INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PITBULL REACTS TO ARIZONA'S SB1070 BY CANCELING SHOW IN PHOENIX
LOS ANGELES (May 13, 2010)... Top global hitmaker, Pitbull, announced this afternoon via Twitter and his website (www.PlanetPit.com) his decision to cancel the May 31 date of his "Mr. Worldwide's Carnaval" tour in Phoenix, AZ in protest of the recent passing of the state's controversial SB1070 legislation. In his heartfelt Tweet, he stated, "I am canceling my concert in Phoenix on May 31. How is the country we enjoy and love bcuz of its human rights, freedom, opportunity and that has been built by immigrants, now start 2 deny them? It is contradicting 2 everything the USA stands 4." Pitbull joins other top artists, politicians, community leaders and citizens in expressing their disapproval of the new law.
Other dates on the AEG Live promoted "Mr. Worldwide's Carnaval" tour will continue as scheduled. The tour will kick off on May 25 at the 1stBank Center in Denver and will continue through June 28 with a final show at the Milwaukee Summerfest.
"MR. WORLDWIDE'S CARNAVAL" DATES
May 25 Denver, CO 1stBank Center May 27 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena May 28 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre May 29 San Francisco, CA Warfield May 30 Las Vegas, NV Beach at Mandalay Bay June 4 El Paso, TX El Paso Coliseum June 5 Laredo, TX Laredo Events Center June 6 McAllen, TX KAI June 9 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amp June 10 Houston, TX Club Escapade June 11 Dallas, TX Palladium June 12 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall June 16 Norfolk, VA Norva June 18 Atlanta, GA Six Flags June 19 Orlando, FL Universal June 22 Jackson, NJ Six Flags June 23 Springfield, MA Six Flags June 24 New York, NY Nokia Theatre June 25 Washington, DC Six Flags June 26 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Theatre June 27 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom June 28 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
HIP HOP SUPERSTAR JUVENILE TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, BEAST MODE, ON JULY 6TH, 2010
(New York, NY) – E1 Music is happy to announce the release of Beast Mode, the new street album by hip hop superstar Juvenile. Beast Mode will be released on July 6th, 2010 on UTP/E1 Music and features the street single, “Drop That Azz.”
Juvenile comments, “The main reason for putting out this record in the summer is that it’s a summer album. I made this album for my fans, especially for my female fans out there.”
New Orleans legend Juvenile came to national prominence as a teenage member of the Hot Boy$, along with Lil Wayne, B.G. and Turk). The group’s 1997debut Get It How U Live, was followed by their platinum record Guerilla Warfare. Juvenile’s major label solo debut, “400 Degreez,” sold 4.5 million records and is universally considered one of hip hop’s classics. Juvenile’s three albums thereafter, Tha G-Code (1999), Project English (2001), and Juve The Great (2003) were each platinum plus, with the latter featuring the #1 smash single, “Slow Motion.”
After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Juvenile released Reality Check, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. The album featured the hit songs, “Way I Be Leanin’ (Feat. Mike Jones, Paul Wall, Skip, and Wacko)” and “Get Ya Hustle On/What’s Happenin’.”
Beast Mode is the follow up to Juvenile’s last album, “Cocky and Confident” which was released last year on UTP/Atlantic/E1 Music.
About E1 Entertainment
E1 Entertainment (AIM: ETO) is a leading independent entertainment content enterprise that acquires and exploits world-class film, television and music properties around the globe. Its four primary business units (E1 Television, E1 Films, E1 Music and E1 Distribution) operate in Canada, the U.S., the UK and Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Holland and Belgium, providing extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production and distribution, kids programming, and merchandising and licensing. E1's growing content library, which currently includes more than 4,000 feature films, 2,700 hours of original television programming and 45,000 music tracks, are distributed across all media formats in more than 190 countries.
In the first 4 months of this year, hip-hop lost 2 of its' legends- Guru & Nujabes. Like many people who are fans of their music, we find ourselves searching for ways to keep them fresh in both our minds and ears, thus i'd like to share with you all some links to fan tributes put together in honor of these pioneers...
First off is Keith Elam, aka Guru from the famed duo Gang Starr. Guru passed away last month, yet all the speculation surrounding his last days and the company he kept, has soured the grieving experience for many of us fans. I will personally remember him as the "the king of monotone" and as the man responsible for birthing the "jazz-hop" fusion sound with his Jazzmatazz series. The homie DJ Mekalek (from the trio Time Machine) put together a very cool blog post in honor of his favorite emcee, replete with personal stories, pictures & mixes... CHECK IT HERE!
Next is Jun Seba, bka Nujabes- a producer that i will be forever indebted to, as he inspired me to play the music i do on my monthly instrumental show! Nujabes passed away in late winter and fans worldwide have been mourning ever since. I always wandered how some of Nujabes beats would have sound with more known US emcees over them, and low & behold, i get an email from a producer named PK Mao who did just that via his tribute mix, A Blend Laments The World, which you canCHECK OUT HERE!
If you guys know of anymore tributes, then please spread the word... and make sure you ALWAYS save some room for both these legends in your music playlist.