Riggz, Born Timothy Thompson, was raised on the South-side of Chicago. His unique style of HipHop enables him to determine the message he wants his lyrics to send. His career started with the honor of opening the show for recording artist Mike Jones, and the Windy City Live Internet Show. He continued with the Leon Rogers Comedy Showcase, ASCAP Compilation CD and Future Flava for Pub Magazine. Riggz has an ongoing commitment and passion for making music. As he states, "There is nothing like creating a song...others like it and become fans..." Riggz exudes a confidence like a seasoned veteran with lyrical cadence that grabs you by the ears and poetically educates you to his ghetto philosophies. “GOTTA BE THE SWAGG” is his first single from his recently released Album “POCKET MONEY” on Famous Records.
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My tour with Andre Legacy and Beardo started this week. Be sure to check my website, MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter (ooooh look at me) for updates, news, music, tour dates and jokes about your moms genitalia.
The first leg of the tour's dates are listed below. Get your tickets now!
Duck Down Music continues to celebrate its 15 Year Anniversary with an exciting East-Coast Tour scheduled from October 11th to October 24th. The 14-city run will feature performances by Pharoahe Monch, Boot Camp Clik artists Buckshot, Sean Price & Smif N Wessun, along with Skyzoo and music by DJ Evil Dee. The routing comes at a perfect time, as each artist taking the stage has new music to showcase.
Pharoahe Monch is in the mixing stages of his W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) album; Skyzoo is scheduled to release his collaborative effort with !llmind, Live From The Tape, on October 5th; Smif N Wessun has new music from their Pete Rock produced album, Monumental; Buckshot will unveil never-before-heard tracks from his 3rd studio album with 9th Wonder, The Solution; and Sean Price fans can expect material from Mic Tyson.
NORTHWEST HIP HOP GROUP NORTH SCIENTIFIK EMERGES FROM THE DEPTHS OF PORTLAND'S UNDERGROUND TO ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF THEIR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT ALBUM 'BUILDING'.
PORTLAND, OR SEPT. 10, 2010 --
"A fair amount of hip hop albums these days -- even underground hip hop albums, are being produced without any scratching at all," says North Scientifik's DJ Outclass. "Dope scratch hooks and DJing are an integral part of the true hip hop formula."
Word of the North Scientifik project spread over three years ago shortly after producer 5th Sequence and MC Serious George first met to record "Saturday Afternoon", one of several nostalgic hip hop singles from the album.
"With 'Building', we aimed to capture what we loved about the 90's -- hip hop's golden era," states 5th. The three man group spent time perfecting the balance of rhyme, unique sample-based production, and hard hitting 12-bit drum patterns.
"I grew up listening mostly to jazz and 90's hip hop," says 5th, "Premier, Dilla, Pete Rock, all of those cats inspired me from a young age." Legendary influences aside, 5th's work screams originality. A true signature production style, marked by gritty drums and original sample chops, can only be done justice by an MC of a particular caliber: enter MC Serious George.
"I used to listen to Black Thought, Boot Camp Clik, O.C., shit like that," says Serious George. "I come from the school of thought where lyrics -- specifically cadence and delivery -- reign supreme". A self-proclaimed mic ripper, Serious George and his style is described as "completely unpredictable, definitely your local MC's secret favorite MC."
'Building' contains an impressive 30 tracks, filling the entire CD with over an hour of fresh, out-the-crates break beat production -- for those who still love H.E.R. If you cringe when you hear the phrase "mainstream hip-hop", then you share the group mind state of North Scientifik.
'Building' is available for online purchase at www.northscientifik.com. 'Building' was completely written, produced, tracked, mixed, and mastered at Soul Channel Recording Studios, which is a division of Soul Channel Media Group, LLC., an independent mixed media company based in Portland, OR.
For more information and to schedule an interview, contact Brandon Johnson at:
ONIRIC RECORDS PRESENTS "SOLUTIONS FOR DREAMERS: SEASON 3" A benefit for the United Nations' World Food Programme
Legendary Reggae Band The Wailers Contribute Exclusive Studio Track
Oniric Records is proud to announce that legendary reggae band The Wailers, have contributed an exclusive new track titled “A Step for Mankind” to Solution for Dreamers: Season 3, a compilation CD to be released this month. This compilation CD is the third in the “Solutions for Dreamers” series, with this disc created to support the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP). This is the first studio track from the Wailers in 16 years.
The Wailers “A Step for Mankind” track is exclusively recorded for Solutions for Dreamers: Season 3, written by the remarkable singer/songwriter Duane Stephenson and features hip-hop artist Bishop Lamont. A songwriter renowned for his portrayal of love, culture and spirituality, Stephenson is well-known for many incredible reggae songs, most notably for his work on Jah Cure’s reggae anthem “True Reflections.” Lamont, an up-and-coming rapper and Dr. Dre protégé known for his hit radio single “Grow Up,” contributes an unforgettable flow in the track’s breakdown. Like many of the Wailers’ best known international hits, the song is a call for world unity and peace with an undeniably distinctive groove. You can check out the song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIwfEm24Fow
The World Food Programme is the world’s largest organization fighting hunger globally. WFP is committed to getting food to where it is needed, and saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. Each year, on average, WFP feeds more than 90 million people in more than 70 countries. WFP is a United Nations institution and is voluntarily funded. In honor of WFP’s noble cause, Oniric Records’ Solutions for Dreamers: Season 3 directs all proceeds to benefit the World Food Programme while the CD is printed on 100% recycled materials.
Oniric Records, founded in 2005 in Santa Barbara, is an independent label dedicated to the promotion of artists who advocate social and environmental change through their music. Unlike many record labels, Oniric Records has taken a different approach than its peers in the music industry. The driving force behind the label is a passion for the well-being of the planet and its inhabitants. The "Solutions for Dreamers" series was created to raise awareness and funds for non-profit partners of Oniric Records, such as environmental group Heal The Ocean. This collective has now provided a perfect opportunity for the world’s most well-known reggae band, The Wailers, to show their support for a cause both they and the label support, alongside Oniric Records artists such as Matthew McAvene, Marc B and Danny Riley.
The Wailers have an unprecedented global fan-base and, together with Bob Marley, have sold an excess of 250 million albums worldwide, and played shows to over 24 million people throughout their 40-year long career. Known for such anthems as “Jammin’,” “One Love,” “No Woman No Cry” and “Exodus,” the band continues to thrill audiences of all kinds with a relentless tour schedule and an unparalleled stage show. Continuing the legacy, the band has recently been in the studio in Jamaica to begin work on an album of all-new material. With Duane Stephenson, they have created a powerful, moving addition to the Solutions for Dreamers: Season 3 – a small taste of music to come from the world’s most famous reggae group of all time, all in support of alleviating the ongoing tragedy of worldwide hunger.
The compilation features 13 international artists including Uru, Marc B, Matthew McAvene, Danny Riley, Bryon Friedman, Matt Jennings, The Aluminum Ponies, Tad Wagner, Reed Thomas Lawrence, J-Radio, Natty Nation, Chase McBride and The Wailers.
All proceeds benefit the United Nations’ World Food Programme.
Wailers Tour Dates: Friday, September 17 Easton, MD – Avalon Theatre Saturday, September 18 Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Sunday, September 19 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall Monday, September 20 New York, NY – B.B. King’s Blues Club Wednesday, September 22 Lexington, Kentucky – Buster’s Billiards & Backroom Thursday, September 23 Nashville, Tennessee – Live On The Green Friday, September 24 Carrboro, North Carolina – Cat’s Cradle Saturday, September 25 Franklin, Ohio – J.D. Legends Monday, September 27 Jacksonville, Florida – Freebird Live Wednesday, September 29 Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Revolution Thursday, September 30 Gainesville, Florida – The Venue Friday, October 1 New Orleans, Louisana – House of Blues Thursday, November 11 Lima, Peru – Maria Angola
Sep 10 Richmond, VA The Hat Factory Sep 11 Raleigh, NC Hopscotch Music Festival Sep 12 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend Sep 14 Atlanta, GA Center Stage Sep 15 Charleston, SC The Music Farm Sep 16 Orlando, FL The Club at Firestone Sep 17 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution