R.I.P. Mr. Nick Ashford (May 4, 1941 – August 22, 2011)
Legends, Ashford & Simpson were a powerful team, just as well husband & wife. Sincere blessings to Miss Valerie & family during this time. On 8-22-11, the world and music industry lost a brilliant songwriter, producer & recording artists in Nick Ashford.
I want to show my appreciation for what they gave to the world with their art by doing this mix. I spinned some of my favorite joints by Ashford & Simpson plus a few joints they had penned for other artists like the legendary Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell plus Chaka Khan. Their body of work is powerful, legendary and soulful. It was SOLID! To the Preserving The Culture true supporters, ride with us as we celebrate Nick’s life through his music.
DJ JaySki & Shae La V Presents: Aaliyah - A Special Tribute
August 25th 2011 - Philadelphia, PA:
Philadelphia songstress, Shae La V releases her first short project for the masses, a special tribute to her favorite artist Aaliyah, as we celebrate her life and death on this day. Shae La V resonates the sound of the late singer, along with legendary hip hop DJ, DJ JaySki, creating a timeless mix. Shae has been working hard in the studio over the past few months, so listen to this in the meantime and be on the lookout for her next project, coming soon!
DMXjust proved, "Groundhog Day" is more than a movie -- it's a lifestyle for scofflaws.
Law enforcement tells TMZ ... the rapper was arrested again, after being pulled over last night in Arizona for driving 102 mph in a 65 zone. And for good measure, Mr. X was driving on a suspended license ... so cops arrested him.
He was booked for speeding, reckless driving, and the suspended license -- and has since been released on bond.
FYI -- DMX has now been busted 10 times in Maricopa County, AZ. Back in 2008, Sheriff Joe Arpaio famously made the rapper -- along with his fellow Tent City Jail inmates -- sport a pink jumpsuit .
Sweatshop Union announce US tour dates in support of "The Bill Murray" release
Sept 2 - SLC, UT - Kilby Court (all ages early show) & Urban Lounge (21+ late show) Sept 3 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre - ALL AGES (licensed for 21+) Sept 4 - Pueblo, CO - Phils Radiator (21+) Sept 5 - Albuquerque, NM - Launch Pad (21+) Sept 6 - El Paso, TX - Franikies (18+ w/license for 21+) Sept 7 - Tucson, AZ - The Hut (21+) Sept 8 - Los Angeles, CA - The Joint (18+ w/license for 21+) Sept 9 - Mount Shasta, CA - Roxy's Vet Club (21+) Sept 10 - Reno, NV - Club Underground (ALL AGES w/license for 21+) Sept 11 - South Lake Tahoe, CA - Mo's Place (21+)
Sweatshop Union is the undisputed heavyweight of North Western hip-hop, and has earned a reputation as the hardest working collective in the region. Having performed over five hundred shows internationally, their live performance has become a mainstay of Canadian music. In 2002, a concept album was recorded called: Sweatshop Union. The record was released internationally on Battle Axe Records and the new group began their relentless touring schedule that has proven to be a key catalyst in their success.
The next three records solidified Sweatshop Union's presence in rap music. The group co-signed to EMI and went out on the road touring with the Black Eyed Peas, Swollen Members and the Living Legends as well as opening shows for Snoop Dogg, De La Soul, and The Roots. Both college and commercial radio gave the albums substantial airtime and soon after came nominations for Juno Awards, a Canadian Radio Music Award, Much Music Video Awards and more. By 2006 Sweatshop Union had begun headlining shows in the U.S. and appearing at major festivals across North America.
Recently, URB Magazine featured them in their next top 100. They're not alone in thinking that Sweatshop Union is a band worth keeping an eye on. Their consistently poignant music continues to become more relevant daily and the group shows no signs of slowing down.
May 31st, 2011, marked the release of the group's most ambitious record to date, an experimental concept album best described as a runaway mushroom trip through the inner and outer cosmos. They titled the record simply: Bill Murray. Along with recent releases from Sweatshop Unions' Dirty Circus and Pigeon Hole, the group aims to become the most prolific collective in hip hop.
Video/MP3: Moe Green - "Nimbus" + Show Tonight in San Francisco
Courtesy: Audible Treats.
While persevering both personally and professional it is the small achievements that are making the dreamer's dreams reality. His head may remain in the clouds but his feet are firmly planted in the streets. From Vallejo to Los Angeles to New York City, Moe Green has been making ordinary people into extraordinary believers with his latest project Lionheart and, along the way, has played for capacity audiences at venues like Slims in San Francisco, Key Club in Los Angeles, and Highline Ballroom in New York City. It is never too late to join the Out Crowd.
With Lionheart still buzzing, Moe Green unleashes his latest song and video with "Nimbus." The Clams Casino backdrop (flipped from Clams' previously released single "Wizard") has Green climbing the ladder towards his dream while looking back down to reflect on his surroundings.
In other exciting news, Moe Green's Bay Area fans will have the opportunity to catch him live tonight, August 25th, at Slims in San Francisco, performing alongside Roach Gigz, Jay Ant, and show headliner Kreayshawn. Doors are at 9:00 PM Pacific.
Potluck & Glasses Malone Announce 'Rhymes & Resin' Tour With J Hornay
Courtesy: Kerosene Media.
This fall Humboldt County hip-hop kings Potluck and Cash Money rapper Glasses Malone will team up for ‘Rhymes & Resin' tour with special guest J Hornay. The fall tour is set to kick off on September 17th, 2011 in Denver, CO and run throughout October.
"Touring with Glasses Malone is going to be dope. We are huge fans of his and have a lot of respect for what he does. I'm excited to hit the road and rock these show together," said UnderRated from Potluck. "We're going to have a couple more special guests out on the road with us and those will be announced shortly."
"I'm excited to hit the road again and see my fans again," added Glasses Malone. "I have a great live show ready for this tour so people can get the full 'Beach Cruiser' experience."
Potluck has been turning heads with their new album "Rhymes & Resin", which debuted at No. 17 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and at No. 28 on the Rap album charts. Potluck's grinding blue collar work ethic, unwavering perseverance to build a fan base is one of the most impressive stories in hip-hop. Over the years, the group has created some sticky musical chemistry touring the country with Tech N9ne, E-40, La Coka Nostra and D12. Potluck can be seen taking over the airwaves in their new video for the track "My Movie" online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGAKYW19O84 .
To say Glasses Malone's "Beach Cruiser" is one of the most heavily anticipated albums of 2011 is an understatement. "Beach Cruiser" has been years in the making and Glasses Malone has been co-signed by some of the biggest names in the game, including Baby, Mack 10, Dr. Dre, The Game, and Lil Wayne. Set for release on August 30th courtesy of Suburban Noize Records in conjunction with Cash Money, "Beach Cruiser" instantly places Glasses Malone among rap's best and features guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, Akon, T-Pain, Rick Ross, Jay Rock and Birdman, among others. The album is available for pre-order online at http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/beach-cruiser/id453990886 .
POTLUCK & GLASSES MALONE TOUR DATES: Sep 17 - Denver, CO @ Roxy Lounge Sep 19 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews Sep 21 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig Sep 22 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Sep 23 - Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa Sep 24 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel Night Club Sep 25 - Buffalo, NY @ Club W Sep 27 - New York, NY @ Tammany Hall Sep 28 - Worcester MA @ The Palladium Sep 29 - Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel Sep 30 - Raleigh NC @ The Pour House Music Hall Oct 01 - Atlanta GA @ Apache Cafe