Miami, Florida late 1990's. Story depicts just how far a frustrated and desperate man is willing to go for a dollar bill. He executes his plan to rob a store flawlessly. However his only mistake is that he fails to plan for the unexpected..... by doubting or underestimating what 9 year old Anthony would do for the cash also. enjoy!!!
2012 has been a busy year for Portland, Oregon emcee Illmaculate. In April, the rapper released his latest album, Skrill Talk, and this weekend Illmac will kick off a European tour alongisde his hometown crew, Sandpeople. Today, Illmaculate is releasing the latest video from Skrill Talk, for "Lost Our Soul," featuring Ness Lee.
The "Shit Knicks Fans Say" crew is back!!! This time providing a unique variation to their comedic commentary that left the world wide web in SHAMBLES! If your name isn't Amare Stoudemire, you will definitely enjoy this video.
This evening, IamSu! will appear on BET's 106th & Park, performing alongside E-40. Today, Su! is celebrating with the release of his latest mixtape, KILT, which is now available for free download. 2012 has been a breakout year for IamSu!. Recently, the Richmond, California, native popped up with a triple-threat performance on LoveRance's "UP!," currently the number three rap single in the country on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart, which Su! produced, penned the hook for, and guested on with a scene-stealing verse, which he then followed with a guest verse on E-40's "Function."
While both of those songs have shown off the 22-year-old's ability to craft radio-ready singles, his new mixtape KILT is all about taking the opportunity to show off the full breadth of his talents. "I picked KILT for the title cause this is proving-time for me right now," remarks Su!, aware of his newfound attention. "It's just about trying to be exceptional at what I do, about killing it every time."
Despite his recent success, Su! chose to evade the million dollar studios and big names, instead keeping the process for KILT as organic as possible. "I went back to my partner's house and recorded all the songs there," says Su!. "I've been recording in a lot of different studios recently – a lot of different environments – so it was good to spend some time where I'm most comfortable."
Similarly, production on KILT is largely handled by Su!'s crew, The Invasion, which includes childhood friends Kuya Beats, P-Lo, and Chief. Even when Su! enlisted outside production – from Trackademicks, Jay Ant, and The Starting Six – he made a point of keeping his circle tight-knit. "I kept the production close to home," explains Su!. I've been knowing Trackademicks since I was 11-years-old; and I've been knowing NicNac and Jay Ant for a long time, as well."
Su!'s efforts to keep his process low key with KILT paid dividends, with the tape being his most fully-realized effort to date, not only in Su!'s progression as an artist ("I really locked in and paid more attention to detail this time," he says), but also in the music's honesty. While there are plenty of fun standouts, like "Get It In" or "Get Your Money Girl," there are also songs like "Made It," a track dedicated to Su!'s mother and grandmother. "'Made It' is a semi-success story," says Su!. "It's a song that a lot of people will be able to relate to."
lllus is one of Hip-Hop’s best kept secrets; an underground emcee and artist hailing from Connecticut, and he has toured the globe and worked with some of the greatest emcees of all time including Chuck D. (Public Enemy), Dilated Peoples, Blackalicious, R.A. the Rugged Man, and more. A professional art teacher and world-famous illustrator, Illus is responsible for the official Public Enemy comic book series and has designed and illustrated album art and merchandise for legendary artists such as KRS-One and Boogie Down Productions, Freddie Foxxx, Statik Selektah, J-Live, Ill Bill, Apathy, Public Enemy and more.
In 2011, Illus released For Adam, a ten-track collection of songs that epitomize the very best of what Hip-Hop has to offer as an art form and culture; positivity, a hardcore sound, passionate delivery and meaningful lyrics and beats that penetrate the mind and soul and leave the audience feeling inspired. For Adam also featured an incredible collection of talented artists ranging from legends like Freddie Foxxx and Craig G. to newer game-changers like Homeboy Sandman and Eternia and was exclusively produced by JJ Brown
2012 promises to be an even better year for Illus, as he and his wife recently welcomed the birth of their first child and his new project, Family First, (due to be released on 5-29-2012) focuses on the shared love of that experience to create 12-tracks that mend meaningful, powerful, heart-felt lyrics to hardcore Hip-Hop production. Family First is a celebration of family and life both in the literal sense and that of the larger global Hip-Hop community and the connection we all have through our children and the spirit, heart, passion and soul of the culture.
On Family First, Illus collaborates lyrically and sonically with some of best emcees and producers in the business. Each emcee featured is also the producer of the track they appear on and this collaborative process is a first for any Hip-Hop project. Family First is also co-produced by Public Enemy luminary DJ Johnny Juice and the star-studded guest emcee/producer list includes; Apathy, Ill Bill, Blueprint, J-Live, Erin Barra, Headsnack, Phashara, Chuuwee, Esoteric and more.
The Irish Film and Television Network reports that Andre 3000 will play Jimi Hendrix in a new film that begins shooting in Ireland this month.
The film is called All Is By My Side and will focus on Hendrix's time in London, England in 1966 and 1967, where he put together his debut album Are You Experienced. It will cover Hendrix being discovered by Keith Richards' then girlfriend Linda Keith, who introduced him to manager Chas Chandler. It will be written and directed by John Ridley (Three Kings, U-Turn).
The film is in pre-production in Wicklow, and will shoot in three weeks time in Dublin and Wicklow. Filming will take six weeks. The movie will be co-produced by Tristan Orpen Lynch for Subotica Entertainment, along with Richard Kelly's Darko Entertainment and Matador Pictures.
The three will produce under the banner of Watchtower Film Productions, based out of Ardmore Studios. Locations include Bray Head Hotel; the John Player Cigarette Factory on South Circular Road; the city of Bray (along with several nightclubs), Dun Laoghaire and various other locations around Dublin.
E-40 Headlines Electronic Music Festival: First Annual Fractalize Festival in Belden Town, CA-July 6-8
San Francisco based electronic music promoters MalLabel Music and Hellefante have teamed up to create what is sure to be a legendary festival in the remote town of Belden Town, California this summer. The first annual Fractalize Festival will include a weekend of live music, DJs, vending and camping, with a wide array of headliner talent including Bay Area Rap Legend E-40, Rocker-T and Jah Warrior Shelter Hi-Fi, plus some very special surprise guests. This event has been in the making for many years as both MalLabel and Hellefante’s goal is to promote next level music in creative non-traditional environments. Leading the bass music scene in the Bay Area over the past few years, MalLabel hosts’ large-scale underground events with some of the biggest names in bass. Since early 2009, Hellefante has been serving the Bay Area with Dubstep, Drum & Bass, Grime, UK Funky to Garage, presenting some of the most respected producers and performers of our time.
The venue for this event is a new frontier for these two powerhouse production companies to transcend experiences they have co-created in the past. Belden Town Resort and Lodge is located "In the heart of the River Canyon" on the beautiful scenic byway of Highway 70, twenty-eight miles east of historical Quincy, California. The Lodge offers a great restaurant, where you may eat inside or out on our deck that overlooks the Feather River in all its natural beauty and sounds, along with a view of the amazing wildlife. Two stages will be placed on opposite sides of the venue to allow for both a large-scale concert environment and a smaller more intimate DJ stage setting on the beachfront portion of the property. This event will feature state of the art lighting and soundsystems as well as some very interesting thematic décor.
The Festival’s Saturday night headliner is none other than Yay-area's own E-40. MalLabel founder Mal says she chose him in part because she's a huge fan, but also "hip-hop has always been a huge part of bass music and since Hyphy has become a staple in tons of DJs' playlists, E-40 seemed to us to be the perfect choice to blend with bass heavy dance music supporting his headlining."
Other Festival performers include a cavalcade of well-known DJs including; Mux Mool, DJG, Jantsen, Hellfire Machina, Stagga, Bil Bless, DJUNYA, The Widdler and many more to be announced in the coming weeks. There will also be a handful of surprise guests that will not even be announced until the event itself, a trademark of past MalLabel and Hellafante promoted club parties.
Advance tickets will be available starting Friday, May 4th, 2012, and will include 3 days of festival performances, events and activities. Tickets for all 3 days start at $120.00 and will only be available for a limited time before the festival itself. Check out www.fractalizefestival.com for more information and secure ticket purchases.