Sellassie announces the release of Stop Hatin' in the Bay Remix on January 1, 2011. You may ask yourself, what does Sellassie mean when he says "Stop Hatin' in the Bay." If you're a native to the San Francisco bay area, you've seen the posters. They are on thousands of poles in your neighborhood and on hundreds of liquor store and smoke shop windows across the Bay Area. Stop Hatin' in the Bay is Sellassie's plea to independent artists to support each other's music and movement, by first and foremost; LISTENING TO EACH OTHER. Stop Hatin' in the Bay is not just Sellassie's new single, it's a representation of who he is as an independent artist and entrepreneur, making marks in the bay area scene and nationally. It is a movement. Sellassie has built a name out of no name, a career from scratch as one of the most progressive and popular independent emcees in the Bay Area, while dealing with the same issues he describes in the song. As an innovator, Sellassie is the creator of the 2Racks Rap Contest and We All We Got Independent Concert Series. He has booked over 85 events with over 1,000 independent artists from across the country since mid-2009, creating opportunities as a young entrepreneur. At these shows, he's been exposed to upcoming, talented artists, some that can be easily be household names if the industry was more inviting and had the intentions of exposing new talent. Creating his own movement, Sellassie's trademark is to include not to exclude.
An aggressive and progressive lyricist, Sellassie's message in this song is positive and inspirational. It puts you in the shoes of the struggling independent artist trying to make it in today's unwelcoming and uninviting rap industry. Sellassie says, "I don't speculate on someone's music if I haven't listen to it, I think that's the fundamental problem with Hip Hop today. From mainstream to independent, somewhere along the line, we stopped listening to each other."
Initially released on the Sins of Your Forefathers Album, Stop Hatin' in the Bay remix offers a new sound to those familiar with Sellassie. The beat, produced by one of the West Coast's hottest music producers, Traxamillion is so unique, full of energy and sonically charged. Sellassie is defining as a voice of an independent artist, and as the underdog, consistently working to bridge gaps. Sellassie travels with his music and sees the same challenges across the country and plans to release additional remixes this fall for Stop Hatin' in LA and Stop Hatin' in the A (Atlanta).
Mickey Avalon has announced the dates for his upcoming Hi-5 Australia Tour in March of 2012 presented by RVCA, VonZipper and Suburban Noize Records. This tour marks the fifth year in a row that Avalon has returned to the land down under to perform his majestic live show. Tickets are now on sale at www.oztix.com.au and the tour is set to feature Australian Kid Mac as direct support.
Mickey Avalon struggled through many long, lonely, desperate nights under the dizzying city lights. It was there that Avalon made a personal vow that he would never forget the magic of things he loved the most in this world: his first fix, his first girl, and most importantly the first time he rocked a microphone. Mickey Avalon has done whatever it took to get him to and off Hollywood Blvd and is now inviting everyone into his world through his music.
Making a name for himself on the Hollywood club scene, Mickey's unique rhyming style showcased his brash bravado and focused on his experiences on the streets with drugs and prostitution. After countless sold-out shows along Hollywood’s legendary Sunset Strip, Interscope Records took notice and signed Avalon for the release of his now classic self-titled debut album, which led to tours with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stephen Marley, Snoop Dogg and performances with Travis Barker and DJ AM. Now free from his major label deal, Mickey Avalon is back in the studio putting the final touches on a new EP for release through Suburban Noize Records. Mickey Avalon's new video for the song “Tight Blue Jeans”, which was produced by Mike E Clark, can be viewed online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_7XsFsjefU&feature=channel_video_title .
MICKEY AVALON TOUR DATES: Dec 30 – Honolulu, HI, USA @ Blaisdell Arena Mar 01 - Adelaide, Australia @ HQ Complex Mar 02 - Melbourne, Australia @ ESPY ROOM, St, Kilda Mar 03 - Perth, Australia @ Villa Night Club Mar 09 - Gold Coast, Coolangatta, Australia @ Cooly Hotel Mar 10 - Sydney, Australia @ Manning Bar Mar 15 - New Castle, Australia @ Fanny's
Video: Big Skilly Presents - "I Am - Triple Threat"
Courtesy Big Skilly.
Big Skilly Films Presents The "I Am" Hip Hop Documentary Series.. Triple Threat Is Featured In This Segment Of "I AM" Get To Know One Of New York's Illest Underground Rappers Walk With Him through Spanish Harlem As He Tells You About The Crack King Era...
After charting #1 on the College Charts with his single "Do what u do Do" Feat D-Will & Moka Only, Doodlebug is back dropping his New Single "Shine (U can't stop the)" Prod by DJ Alex J. off his album "Futuristic Sci-Fi" on Fat Beats/Soulspazm Records.
PR: KID Tsunami f/ J-Live, Sadat X, Prince Po & More
Courtesy HeadBop Music.
Just wanted to give you a heads up on the next project coming out on Headbop Music. It will be a compilation album produced by Australian producer KID Tsunami. The name of the project is The Chase LP and this album features KRS One, Craig G, Masta Ace, OC, Kool G Rap and more!
Here is the snippet of the first 5 artists that I just mentioned mixed/scratched by DJ Bless of Wee Bee Foolish.
The album also features Bahamadia, Prince Po, Yeah, J Live, Thirston Howell ft Sadat X, El da Sensai, Percee P, and we still have Sean Price, MF Doom ,Action Bronson in the works plus we have the Yesh joint remixed by Diamond D.
This record we are looking to release is in 2012 so i just wanted to give ya a heads up. Please feel free to contact me with any questions Any press or Interviews would be appreciated.
I AM also looking for distribution outside of the US so please contact me If you or someone you know would be interested in working this project and others coming out on my label.
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Press Release: Natural Selection - Rhythm By Numbers
Natural Selection is a hiphop group based in Hampshire, UK made up of producer Brother Beatbox and MC Deeflux. The debut album, 'Rhythm By Numbers' was crafted over a 2 year period by cutting up sessions from a variety of musicians and the resulting pieces put back together on the classic Akai MPC.
The album features guest appearances from Guilty Simpson (Random Axe/Stones Throw), Wildchild (Lootpack/Stones throw), Dr Syntax (Dented Records),Sonnyjim (Eat Good), Tenchoo (UK Battlescars/EOW Champion) and many more artists from the UK and US.