PR: Afropunk Announces 8th Annual Festival August 25-26!
Erykah Badu featuring the Cannabinoids, Gym Class Heroes, Janelle Monae, Das Racist, Skindred, Toro Y Moi, Reggie Watts, Spank Rock, Ninjasonik, Toshi Reagon, Straight Line Stitch, The Memorials, Radkey, Bad Rabbits, Gordon Voidwell, The London Souls, Cerebral Ballzy, Phony Ppl, Body Language, and more to be added!
The Afropunk Festival is returning to Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park for the 8th Annual Afropunk Festival on August 25-26. The 2012 festival brings together its most stellar line-up yet, featuring a diverse mix of performers including Erykah Badu featuring the Cannibanoids, Gym Class Heroes, Janelle Monae, Das Racist, Skindred, Toro Y Moi, Reggie Watts, Spank Rock, Ninjasonik, Toshi Reagon, Straight Line Stitch, The Memorials, Radkey, Bad Rabbits, Gordon Voidwell, The London Souls, Cerebral Ballzy, Phony Ppl, Body Language, and more to be added!
In addition, the largest Street Skate and BMX showcase returns with the NikeBattle For the Streets Skate and BMX Competition. The event will feature the nation's best amateur skaters and BMX riders in a competition to be judged by top professionals in both sports.
Described by the New York Times as putting “rock and rebellion squarely in the category of African-American music,” the Afropunk Festival has become a Brooklyn intuition and the focal point for the burgeoning Afropunk movement.
Over the past seven years, the Afropunk Festival has established its position as a platform for musical artists on-the-verge of hitting it big, such as Grammy-nominated Santigold, The Noisettes and Janelle Monae. Afropunk mainstays like Saul Williams, The Dirtbombs, Mos Def, and Bad Brains have also graced Afropunk's stages.
Regrettably, last year's festival was cancelled due to Hurricane Irene. The storm almost put an end to the Afropunk Festival, but through the organizations' dedication and hard work, and the support of this year's sponsors which include Nike, vitaminwater, Kind and media sponsors The Fader and WNYC, the festival is back delivering the best music, food, culture and sports—and still free to the public!
NEW R.O.T.N. (Revenge of the Nerds) SINGLE & VIDEO!
Rising act R.O.T.N. otherwise known as Revenge of The Nerds, they will be on a promo tour and would love to be involved in any of your events and also would love to set up a interview. Their single "Skipping Class" is about has been released WORLDWIDE!
Is Lil Wyte giving up his crazy lifestyle for good?? Hmmmm... In answer to that question, here is Lil Wyte's official video for "Sike" featuring Miscellaneous. This song appears on Wyte's upcoming album Still Doubted? which drops June 19, 2012 via Wyte Music, Hypnotize Minds and Select-O-Hits.
M-Dot - "B-Sting" (prod. by JoniZ) Off "Layer Cake" Mixtape
As M-Dot continues his "Layer Cake Tour" in Europe, including dates with Slaughterhouse, Saigon & El Da Sensei, he decides to let loose an untagged & extended version of "B-Sting" the wordplay riddled track off of his Layer Cake Mixtape which is out now for FREE.
Hit-Boy // Jay-Z Interview Best known for his production on Lil Wayne "Drop The World" feat. Eminem, Pusha T "My God", Kanye West "Christmas In Harlem", A$AP Rocky "Goldie" and Jay-Z & Kanye West "Ni**as In Paris". Watch Hit-Boy's new solo video for "Jay-Z Interview" HERE.
Kottonmouth Kings DJ Bobby B to Release "The Shakedown" Digital EP On June 19th Featuring Planet Asia & Phil The Agony of Strong Arm Steady
Kottonmouth Kings own DJ Bobby B is stepping out from behind the turntables and jumps to the front of the stage for the release of "The Shakedown", a new digital EP on June 19th, 2012 via Suburban Noize. DJ Bobby B wasted no time enlisting the help some of hip-hop's elite to join in on the recording as both Planet Asia, Phil The Agony of Strong Arm Steady, Minus One, Dogboy, and Tristate from Gold Chain Military.
"I'm excited for the release of my upcoming 'The Shakedown' seven song EP, which I produced with my beat partner Minus One (One Session). For this project we brought in some lyrical giants like Planet Asia, Phil The Agony, and TriState to spit on the record," commented Bobby B. "Anyone that was into some of my previous releases like '99 Rips Beyond', 'Diggin In The Crates, or the 'Built From Skratch' albums will love 'The Shakedown', as each song will take you on your own little journey."
The track listing for DJ Bobby B's "The Shakedown" EP is as follows:
1 - Ya Lie Alot (feat. Oliviah) 2- Trees Like These (feat. Minus One & Oliviah) 3 - Shakedown (feat. Planet Asia, Tristate & Washeyi Choir) 4 - Dub Pound (feat. Oliviah) 5 - Don't Tell (feat. Oliviah) 6 - All Day Long (feat. Phil The Agony, Rogue Venom & Washeyi Choir) 7 - 6 AM Dub Sessions (feat. Dogboy & Tony Cook Up)
DJ Bobby B and the Kottonmouth Kings are preparing for the release of their thirteenth studio album, "Mile High", on August 14th via Suburban Noize Records. The album is available online for pre-order with a number of exclusives online at http://bit.ly/IX7NlM. The Kottonmouth Kings' new video for "Hold It In" can be seen online at http://bit.ly/J8NxEH and has racked up 250,000 plays, as it continues to spread virally and intoxicate fans with the Kingdom.