MTV announced the “Hip-Hop Homecoming” movie marathon, airing Saturday, October 13, beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET/PT, will feature an exclusive first look at the highly-anticipated action-adventure presented by Quentin Tarantino, THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS. The never-before-seen footage from the new film by writer/director RZA will air in primetime during 50 Cents’ GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN’, following the premieres of the Method Man and Redman comedy HOW HIGH, the Notorious B.I.G. biopic NOTORIOUS – featuring a special deleted scene – and Eminem’s hip-hop drama 8 MILE.
The movie marathon will also celebrate the recently announced new series “The Week in Jams” that will premiere on Sunday, October 28, at 11:00 a.m. ET/PT on MTV2. Hosts DJ Envy, Charlamagne Tha God, Nessa and MTV News’s Sway Calloway will be on hand throughout the day and night to deliver the latest in the world of hip-hop and talk about the upcoming series. Fans can interact with “The Week in Jams” crew during the marathon on Twitter by using #hiphophomecoming.
About THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS:
Quentin Tarantino presents THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS, an action-adventure set for release on Friday, November 2, 2012 that is inspired by kung fu classics as interpreted by Tarantino’s longtime collaborators RZA and Eli Roth. Making his debut as a big-screen director, co-writer and leading man, RZA – alongside an exciting international cast led by Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu – tells the epic story of warriors, assassins and a lone outsider hero who all descend on one fabled village in China for a winner-take-all battle for a fortune in gold.
Blending astonishing martial-arts sequences from some of the masters of this world with the signature vision he brings as the leader of the Wu-Tang Clan and as one of hip-hop’s most dominant figures of the past two decades, RZA embarks upon his most ambitious, stylized and thrilling project to date. Joining RZA, Crowe and Liu in the cast are Rick Yune, Jamie Chung, Cung Le, David Bautista, Byron Mann, Pam Grier and Daniel Wu.
About “The Week in Jams”:
Building upon the legacy of MTV2’s venerable “Sucker Free Countdown,” MTV2 will relaunch the series as “The Week in Jams,” beginning Sunday, October 28 at 11:00 a.m. ET/PT. Where “Sucker Free Countdown” focused primarily on music, “The Week in Jams” expanded focus will include the latest in the hip hop lifestyle, from music to fashion, gear to sports and, of course, real talk. Fans will discover new artists, hear the loudest opinions, keep up with new trends from all over the country and sit in on hard-hitting interviews.
MTV has recruited a hip hop dream team of contributors that will serve as the hosts of “The Week in Jams” and also serve as reporters and writers to provide expert commentary across all of MTV’s channels and screens including: mixtape legend, radio personality and television host DJ Envy, industry insider, radio personality and cast member of “MTV2’s Guy Code” Charlamagne Tha God, Motown Records recording artist and songwriter Sofi Green, West Coast mover and shaker Maestro, and west coast radio personality and nationally syndicated nighttime radio host Nessa. They will join MTV’s hip hop expert, Sway Calloway, a vanguard radio personality, record producer, hip-hop artist and MTV News Correspondent.
Murs & 9th Wonder "The Final Adventure" Dropping November 13
Courtesy Dunn Deal PR.
9th Wonder and Murs release the official tracklist - including exclusive iTunes bonus cuts, for their last collabo album The Final Adventure. The iTunes edition will include two bonus tracks, while the iTunes deluxe version includes the bonus tracks and all of the instrumentals. The Final Adventure hits stores on November 13th along with 9th Wonder's new joint effort with Buckshot The Solution. Murs recently released This Generation, his collaboration album with Fresno rapper Fashawn on Duck Down.
1. Get Together - f/ Rapsody
2. Dance With Me
4. Holding Hands
5. Walk Like A Woman
6. Tale of Two Cities
7. Funeral For A Killer
8. Better Way
9. Wherever You Are
10. It's Over
11. Wait For Someone (iTunes Bonus)
12. Tale of Two Cities - Remix (iTunes Bonus)
From The Smoking Section; "The self-professed kingpin of the inkpen has made slow and steady progress towards recognition on a national scale, and his latest release is primed to break him through the barrier from buzzing underground artist to undeniable factor."
The date 10/11/12 will be a date to remember. West Baltimore native Rich E Rheu will release his upcoming project The Yellow Tape online for free. The 19 track album features all original music with a guest appearances from Freck Billionaire and others.
On September 18th, Media Shower was released through Man Bites Dog Records by rapper Double A.B. and producer Dub Sonata. The album features Roc Marciano, Evidence, Cannibal Ox, Sean Price, and Scram Jones, and received coverage from Complex and OkayPlayer. Following their previous singles, "Lord Knows What," "Some Bullsh!t," and the non-album single, "Outta Order," the duo is pleased to release their latest single and title track, "Media Shower" Ft. Rhymefest.
One of the more uplifting beats produced by Dub Sonata, Double A.B. and Rhymefest go to work laying out raw lines over the piano and acoustic guitar sampled track. "Dub Sonata produced the song and it sounded like a good beat to air out the feelings I had about these issues," says A.B. The song takes a thoughtful look at the ways in which society has changed since the days when the two were growing up, and how the media and technology has come dominate nearly all aspects of life. According to A.B.,"from social media on down through more traditional forms, it seems the average person spends a much higher portion of his/her day dealing with media in general; being bombarded or 'showered' by it."
Since coming onto the scene in 2001 with a feature spot on T.I.’s I’m Serious album, rapper Big Kuntry King has continued uphill in his musical career. In between appearing on subsequent T.I. albums like Trap Muzik and Urban Legend, Big Kuntry recorded and released some songs of his own, including “Still Kuntry” and the undeniable “Throwback.” So it didn’t take long for the charismatic MC to craft the catchy tracks, “That’s Right feat. T.I.” And “Da Baddest feat. Trey Songs from his debut Album “My Turn To Eat,” which both featured Kuntry’s drawn out signature adlib, “You know who this is man, BIG KUNTRY KANE!”
This month he is going to be releasing his new single “Peach Crush” and will be out promoting his new and highly anticipated mix tape “DOPE&CHAMPAGNE” nationwide with the support of his good friend T.I. “DOPE&CHAMPAGNE” is due out November 16th. The single is being serviced on Sirius/XM shows Shade 45 and Hip Hop Nation. With close to ten years’ experience in the rap game, first as a supporting player and now as CEO of his own entertainment company, Bread Box Muzic, Big Kuntry is embarking on a journey to make a personal statement of his own.