SUBURBAN NOIZE RECORDING DUO, POTLUCK CELEBRATE THE FAMED 4/20 HOLIDAY WITH A SPECIAL MEGA MIX TRIBUTE FOR ALL TO CONSUME
Over thirty five years ago, a group of California teenagers laid the foundation for an annual celebration. What started out as the meeting time and codename, 4/20 has evolved into a worldwide holiday for cannabis lovers and supporters. Every year, the celebration brings out a long list of people, places and things. Rallies, Gatherings, Parties, Themed Songs and more are featured on this “puff-puff-pass” day. The appreciation of the green has been heard musically throughout hip hop by top artists such as Snoop Dog, Redman, Method Man, Wiz Khalifa and Suburban Noize recording duo, Potluck. This year, the Humboldt County residents have gone into the studio and delivered a tribute for 4/20 a la Ice Cube “Jackin for Beats” style.
Currently touring on the 2011 Strange Noize tour with fellow label mates Johnny Richter of Kotton Mouth Kings and Saigon, the duo are keeping busy rocking stages throughout the U.S. The group took time while on the road and created this thirteen minute and five second mega mix. Potluck’s 1Ton and UnderRated are gearing up for their third album releasing on June 21 entitled, “Rhyme and Resin.” The album will feature collaborations with label mates Slaine, Ill Bill, Oakland rapper Mister FAB, Murs, King Gordy and Glasses Malone.
Absolutely thrilled to share with you my brand new video for "suffer" shot in Madina: the neighborhood i was born and raised in in Accra, Ghana. "Suffer" is my latest offering to you from my upcoming September 2011 album - Coming to America: Immigrant Chronicles. The excellent production on the song was provided by my friend and frequent collaborator Budo. The video was directed and shot by filmmaker Justin Schell during our one month stay in Ghana filming for the documentary "we rock long distance." The final visual outcome was a collaboration with my friends at Six-ton Productions.
Milwaukee-bred NYC resident SigNif follows up last year's The Transition (see her videos for "Lovely Imperfections" and "Drifting") with the Significant Wizdom EP, produced entirely by partner in crime Gee Wiz. "We worked together on The Transition, and felt we should continue to work together because of the chemistry we had," says SigNif. "The EP is more aggressive, in-your-face. It's about me standing my ground as a female emcee who refuses to back down even when confronted with adversity."
Born and raised in the streets of North Philadelphia, thus the name "Illa", Scorsese relocated to Richmond, VA as a teenager and began to flourish with his rap career.
"There were more opportunities to get money down here so I figured why not?" says Illa, who first appeared alongside his OTB Entertainment labelmate C. Gillie on the radio-friendly "Got It, Got It" from 2009's critically-acclaimed "East Coast Block Starz" compilation.
The culture of Hip-Hop first made an impact on Illa when he heard A Tribe Called Quest's "Check The Rhyme" and Nice-N-Smooth's "Hip-Hop Junkie", but he was merely a fan at that point.
"I began creating music after I heard Snoop, B.I.G, and Nas albums," says the rapper, who linked up with On The Block Entertainment through rapper C. Gillie. "We clicked instantly and grew as brothers. Being that we were the most fashionable dudes in our respective teams, we recorded an album together called 'The Flyest Gangstas', which gained a lot of regional success and a strong female fanbase."
Illa also appeared on C. Gillie's official mixtapes "Everybody Hates Chris" and "Everybody Hates Chris 2: The Mixtape The Movie", which are both now available for free download at www.blockstarzmusic.com .
On "Illavation", the seasoned rap artist, who has shared the stage in explosive, crowd-moving performances with the likes of Trey Songz, Jim Jones, Young Jeezy, Lil Wayne, Crime Mob, Lil Boosie, Mobb Deep, and Curren$y, delivers 14 original tracks that evoke a wide array of musical influence from classic Philly soul to Hard hitting southern based records.
"Illavation's" lead single, "Thought I Had It All ", is currently impacting radio in Virginia, Dallas, Atlanta, Tampa, and New York, and has garnered the attention of various urban music magazines.
Today marks the one year anniversary of the passing of Keith "Guru" Elam. Fans and supporters worldwide have been sharing their memories of the one they called Baldhead Slick. An official tribute site has been launched and there you can find several articles, mixes and other dedications from the likes of DJ Lord Ron, DJ Ready Cee and others. At the moment, the site has fifteen pages of entries for your perusal.
Lionheart EP Release Date Fast Approaching With Release Of New single
Critical Praise for Moe Green:
"With a prize like Rocky Maivia: Non-Title Match under his belt, be prepared to see Green go the distance." - PopMatters.com
Selected as a member of 106 KMEL's (the biggest Bay Area hip-hop station) Freshmen Class of 2010.
Moe Green has hit the grind like few others in 2011, working on his full length LP, To Who It May Concern, which will be released later this year, while continuing to place the finishing touches on his latest effort, Lionheart EP, which will be released this May for free download and is being sponsored by OnSMASH and BearWitness.com. As Moe continues to put the final touches on the EP in the last few weeks before release, the Vallejo, California representer is excited to release a brand new single, in addition to some special artwork for the track.
The new single, "Masterpiece," could be considered a minimal piece, the instrumentation consists of only drums, bass, keyboards, and a wailing guitar, but the sound remains big amidst Moe's inspired vocals. "My heart beats for the mic needs me/ and when I get up in this game I hope she might keep me," raps Moe, even dropping a reference to Levar Burton's character from the 1970's mini-series, Roots. For Moe, the song is a show and prove moment, and a testament to both the strength of his lyrics and his quality of his songwriting abilities. "Every song I make, I'm trying to make is a masterpiece," says Moe matter-of-factly. "I love music, but the game can chew you up and spit you out, so it's important to make timeless music"
SOULCRATE MUSIC ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF THE KICK ROCKS COLLECTION EP; FREE DOWNLOAD OF FIRST SINGLE; CO-HEADLINING TOUR WITH PROF TOUR DATES FOLLOW PERFORMANCE AT SOUNDSET FESTIVAL
South Dakota’s own Soulcrate Music are currently in the studio finishing up their new EP, The Kick Rocks Collection. The seven-track release will feature new material and is set for release on May 23. The first single, titled “Believe It”, features Minneapolis’ own Prof, and is available for free download here: http://soundcloud.com/soulcrate/believe-it.
Building their following from scratch in their hometown of Sioux Falls, DJ Absolute and siblings Attention Def and Dirt Dee focus on creating new styles of energetic music with a high regard for soul and classic hip-hop. The trio quickly exploded, selling out 800-capacity venues as a must-see headliner. Soon focus turned to regional touring and caught the attention of Black Clover Records, who took their road show national. The past few years have been spent relentlessly touring and recording, and have given the group a boost to national success and recognition.
This hardwork has paid off, as Soulcrate was offered a spot on Rhymesayers’ Soundset Festival, also featuring acts such as Big Boi, De La Soul, and Atmosphere. The performance will be followed by a co-headlining tour with Midwest up-and-comer Prof.
Prof recently finished two tours as well as several SXSW appearances. First was a five-date run throughout Minnesota with underground hip-hop legends, Atmosphere, on the Welcome to Minnesota Tour. Following was The Lookout Tour, which brought Prof down to Austin, TX, where he performed three sets (including an official showcase with Asher Roth) at the world-renowned SXSW music festival. Prof’s highly awaited new album titled Gampo is set for release this summer.
Soulcrate at Soundset 5/28 Shakopee, MN
Prof and Soulcrate co-headlining tour dates 6/2 Fargo ND @ The Aquarium 6/3 Bemidji MN @ Blue Ox 6/4 Duluth, MN @ Clyde Iron Works 6/5 La Crosse WI @ The Root Note 6/6 Oshkosh, WI @ The Reptile Palace 6/7 Chicago IL @ Reggies 6/8 Mankato MN @ The What’s Up Lounge 6/9 Omaha NE @ The Waiting Room 6/10 Des Moines IA @ The Vaudeville Mews 6/11 Kansas City MO @ Czar 6/13 Denver CO @ The Summit 6/14 Fort Collins @ Hodies Half Note 6/15 Salt Lake City UT @ Kilby Court 6/16 Boise ID @ The Reef 6/17 Portland OR @ Whisky Bar 6/18 Seattle WA @ Black Lodge
WBR Tracklisting: "Maybach Music Group - Self Made May 24th"
1. Selfmade - Wale, Meek Mill, Pill, Rick Ross & Teedra Moses 2. Tupac Back - Meek Mill ft. Rick Ross 3. 600 Benz - Wale ft. Rick Ross & Jadakiss 4. Pacman - Pill ft. Rick Ross 5. By Any Means - Wale, Meek Mill, Pill & Rick Ross 6. Fitted Cap - Wale, Meek Mill & Rick Ross ft. J. Cole 7. Rise - Pill, Wale & Teedra Moses ft. Prince Cyhi & Currensy 8. That Way - Wale ft. Jeremih & Rick Ross 9. Ima Boss - Meek Mill ft. Rick Ross 10. Don't Let Me Go - Pill ft. Gunplay 11. Pandemonium - Meek Mill ft. Wale & Rick Ross 12. Play Your Part - Wale ft. Meek Mill & Rick Ross 13. Ridin' On Dat Pole - Pill 14. Big Bank - Pill, Meek Mill, Torch & Rick Ross ft. French Montana 15. Running Rebels - Wale ft. Meek Mill & Teedra Moses
"In the first edition of Dub Caesar's "Studio Sessions with...", you find yourself in Philadelphia's Phoodcourt studio with Freeway and Mr. Green while they are working on a track for the DUB CAESAR APPAREL mixtape. Shout out to Freeway, Mr. Green and PhoodCourt Studio for making this possible. For studio time hit up Dave Humes: ThePhoodcourt@gmail.com or @1_dave on twitter.com.