Press Release: Soulbrotha Interview on Praverb.net
I hope this email finds you in good health and great spirits. The good folks over at Praverb.net recently sat me down for a 21-questions styled interview with yours truly which turned out to be fun, and very insightful.
MP3: El Gant & Tek (Smif-n-Wessun) - "Say Hello to the Bad Guy"
You know that when a track opens with a quotable from Richard Kuklinkski, a/k/a "The Iceman," one of the most notorious and ruthless contract killers to which the world has ever seen, that the lyrics to follow are going to be nothing short of ruthless. On "Say Hello To The Bad Guy," MTV's four time Direct Effect Battle Champ El Gant, and Smokey Lah, a/k/a Tek (of Smif-n-Wessun) debut the Deejay Iron and D-Purpose produced leak off their forthcoming collaborative album,Gibson & Glover, just in time for Friday the 13th. "Say wassup to the bad buy, say goodbye, middle finger to the sky, live wicha hands high/ welcome to the wild side gutter, slapped by Gibson and the mother fu*#in' Glover." Stay tuned for more leaks off Gibson & Glover, scheduled to drop this summer!
MP3: Stretch Money - "Let's Get High" (prod. Nick Speed)
In promotion of Stretch Money’s forthcoming LP 25 Miles Per Hour, produced entirely by G-Unit affiliate beatsmith Nick Speed, the Detroit spitter drops the album’s first official single with “Let’s Get High.” The track reveals Stretch’s adoration for the green goddess and invites others to come along for the ride over Speed’s hypnotic drums and flute loop. “Gold medalist for the Swisher Sweet specialist, set that bitch on fire so devilish/ makin’ sure I stay fried I tried to quit, but why quit when the doctors’ prescribing’ it…” 25 Miles Per Hour becomes available April 24th through Hot Lava Records.
Chuuwee’s Crown Me King will serve as the prelude to his long-awaited official solo-debut, Wild Style, which will be released on 5-29-2012 via Amalgam Digital. Whereas Chuuwee’s previous efforts were hybrid sub-genres he created such as “neo-boombap” (neo-soul meets boom-bap) or “hooliganarism” which Chuuwee describes as Treach of Naughty By Nature meets Wakka Flakka Flame, Wild Style can be summarized as pure 90s Hip Hop, where he is taking the classic elements of the golden era with the look, sound and the feel and then applying them to the present day.
Inspired by Gang Starr, A Tribe Called Quest, Big L, De La Soul with even hints of DMX, Wild Style promises to be Chuuwee’s break-out project, one that will showcase him as being a frontrunner lyricist from Hip-Hop’s new school; while also paying homage and respect to the great pioneers of the 1990’s. “Wild Style is the album that’s going to eradicate weak rap off the face of the map. It is the return of real Hip-Hop. It’s pure and it’s not me trying to re-make it. It’s not me telling you its 90s Hip-Hop; it is 90s Hip-Hop” says Chuuwee.
PR: Mickey Avalon - Second Leg of "Loaded" Tour in June
Courtesy 'Stache Media.
Mickey Avalon has announced a second leg of the "Loaded" tour which now extends into June with support coming from Millionaires. The tour kicks off April 13th in Tempe, AZ and now totals 43 shows across the U.S. and Austrailia which is being presented by Jägermeister. Celebrate the release of Mickey's new album, Loaded on April 24th with a special performance at the Key Club in Hollywood, CA. All fans in attendance will receive a free copy of Loaded. See below for a full list of tour dates.
Using his life experiences as fuel for his intense rhymes, Mickey Avalon is inviting listeners to step into his world with the release of his sophomore studio album, Loaded on April 24th via Suburban Noize Records. You can pre-order Loaded on CD from Newbury Comics and receive a limited autographed booklet with your purchase. Additionally, iTunes is offering an exclusive track with pre-orders, titled "When Avalon Comes."
Free after years of industry red tape, Mickey Avalon takes fans on a journey through the seedy streets of Hollywood. He immediately launches into the journey with "Rock Bottom" and continues alongside Scott Russo (Unwritten Law) on the album's lead single "Girlfriend." Avalon's diversity allows him to slip into sleek electro-synth beats on "I'm Hot" and playfully spit intricate rhymes over a classic hip-hop beat in the song "More Junk."
Apr 13 - Tempe, AZ @ School of Rock Apr 24 - Hollywood, CA @ Key Club Apr 25 - Austin, TX @ Beauty Ballroom Apr 26 - San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live Apr 27 - Dallas, TX @ Trees Apr 28 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar Apr 30 - Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall May 01 - Orlando, FL @ The Social May 02 - Jacksonville, FL @ Free Bird Live May 03 - Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum May 04 - Atlanta @ Masquerade May 05 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall May 06 - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva May 08 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel May 09 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East May 10 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre May 11 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft at The Chance May 17 - Newcastle, Australia @ Fanny's (w/ Kid Mac) May 18 - Sydney, Australia @ Hifi (w/ Kid Mac) May 19 - Gold Coast, Australia @ Coolangatta Hotel (w/ Kid Mac) May 25 - Melbourne, Australia @ Corner Hotel (w/ Kid Mac) May 26 - Perth, Australia @ Rosemount Hotel (w/ Kid Mac)
w/ Millionaires: Jun 02 - San Diego, CA @ Stingaree (w/ Cisco Adler) Jun 03 - Corona, CA @ Marquee 15 Jun 07 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's Jun 08 - Reno, NV @ Cargo In CommRow Jun 09 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades Jun 10 - Bend, OR @ Domino Room Jun 12 - Portland, OR @ Dante's Jun 13 - Portland, OR @ Dante's Jun 14 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market Jun 15 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Jun 17 - Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Jun 20 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater Jun 22 - Witchita, KS @ The Scenery Jun 23 - Kansas City, MO @ Hotel Nightclub Jun 24 - St. Louis, MO @ Firebird Jun 26 - St Paul, MN @ Station 4 Jun 28 - Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge Jun 29 - Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom Jun 30 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop Jul 01 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Video: Willie D & Scarface - "Hoodiez" #TrayvonMartin
Courtesy Nima E.
I wanna start your day off with a really important video that EMPIRE Distribution just released by the legendary Geto Boys, Willie D and Scarface, who join forces with Propain and D.Boi for the song "Hoodiez", in which they demand justice for the recently slain Trayvon Martin and speak out against the juridical system.
Here is a personal message from Willie D about the video:
"Please retweet, repost and share this video with everyone in your contacts, Youtube, your Tweeter followers, Facebook friends, etc. If you truly believe in Justice for Trayvon, consider yourself a Godly person or just care about people, you will do it without a second thought. For those who think Hip Hop is dead, I say no. This song and video is proof that it's alive and well. This is easily one of the most powerful songs ever. The message is strong, dead on and it needs to be heard. Let's show law enforcement and the powers that be in Congress that we are fed up. Let's make sure they hear our voices loud and clear by the attention we give to this artistic masterpiece of a song. Again retweet, repost and share, share, share. Thank you."