Canadian record label Wandering Worx Music announced today the addition of Grammy nominated hip-hop artist Planet Asia to its growing roster. The announcement comes shortly before the release of his first single on the label – ‘Classical Music’, featuring Rasps Kass, Torae and label-mate Jasiri X – scheduled to drop on his Bandcamp page this Friday, November 19th.
The California rapper’s first album on the Wandering Worx label, titled ‘Black Belt Theatre’, is set for release in early 2011 and will feature big names in hip hop like Talib Kweli, Raekwon of Wu-Tang, Paul Wall, and Evidence and DJ Babu of Dilated Peoples.
Planet Asia has already built a name for himself in hip-hop, proven by his Grammy nomination in 2002 for the hit single ‘W’. After releasing ‘How the West Was Won’ with Rasco under the group name Cali Agents, Planet Asia was named First Round Draft Pick by The Source, with the record receiving Independent Album of the Year accolades from the magazine. His solo debut ‘The Grand Opening’ released in 2004, garnered the same honor.
“We’re ecstatic to welcome such a hard working artist to the family,” says Rodney Davidson, Wandering Worx co-founder. “Planet Asia has been catching critical attention since the late ‘90s, and we’re confident he’ll continue to make waves with us and help make this label a hip hop force to reckon with.”
Based in Vancouver, BC, Wandering Worx Music launched in October 2010 as the official record label of Wandering Worx Entertainment. The label’s debut release, Rel!g!on’s ‘Revelationz 1’, has already garnered critical acclaim, with the record’s first single ‘Lucid’, featuring Moka Only and E.D.G.E, in rotation on Much Music. The label is also working closely with renowned Vancouver producer Chin Injeti, who has collaborated with Kanye West, Drake and 50 Cent, in addition to producing two tracks on Eminem’s Recovery.
Tanya Morgan Announces New Tour With Big Pooh And Hall Of Justus
BK, Cincy, And NC Collaborate For Five-Date Tour Hitting Mid-West And East Coast This December
(November 18, 2010 - Brooklyn, NY) After taking some time apart to focus on their respective solo projects, Tanya Morgan members Donwill and Von Pea are back together again and will play five shows for the So Motivational Tour. Making their way through the Mid-West and down the East Coast this December, Tanya Morgan will be joined by the likes of Big Pooh and his Hall Of Justus crew, including Chaundon, Joe Scudda, Jozeemo, and Big Dho and Warner Bros/Asylum artist Outasight for the Philly and Pittsburgh shows. "It's just nice to be on the road with people you know and respect outside of the music," Donwill explains of the collaboration. "We really only see each other at festivals so now we will have more time to chop it up."
For some of the cities involved, this will be Tanya Morgan's first appearance since releasing Brooklynati in 2009. To commemorate the event, not only will fans get the opportunity to see a collection of their favorite hip-hop acts in the same room, but, thanks to tour sponsor Rocksmith Tokyo clothing, they may also be eligible for a handful of planned giveaways. While the prizes and nature of the giveaways have not yet been disclosed, Donwill promises that he's looking to reward those with the most energy, saying, "I'm only gonna give 'em away to the livest fans." One lucky fan will also have the chance to win NBA2k11, and should make their way to TanyaMorgan.net for additional info and entry rules.
Since their inception in 2003, the rap group Tanya Morgan has steadily built a strong foundation of fans and admirers for being what SPIN Magazine referred to as our generation's torchbearers for De La Soul. Following the release of Moonlighting (available in cassette tape format) and The Bridge EP, Tanya Morgan earned critical praise and Top Album of 2009 list inclusions for Brooklynati, which pushed the boundaries of a concept album by incorporating not only lyrical imagery but a creative, multi-tiered marketing campaign that included Brooklynati drivers licenses, an interactive Chamber of Commerce website, a welcome letter from the city mayor, Amir ?uestlove Thompson of The Roots, and more. In 2010, they released a free downloadable album called The Sandwich Shop, cleverly crafted from a selection of rare instrumentals from Late Night With Jimmy Fallon's backing band, The Roots. This year, members Donwill and Von Pea also released acclaimed solo albums, Don Cusack in High Fidelity and Pea's Gotta Have It, respectively.
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When they aren't making headlines, the international producer powerhouse that is the Snowgoons are doing what they do best; crafting grimy instrumentals for the elite of the underground. The German production team consisting of DJ Illegal and Det are infamous for their prolific and dark production. Their newest international collaboration, "We Nah Play" features the unlikely combo of Jamaican dancehall legend Beenie Man, west-coast underground star Crooked I and Banish. The Snowgoons deliver the best of all elements, combining the catchy styling of Beenie Man on the hook, with the sheer grittiness of California representatives Banish and Crooked I who spit incredibly impressive verses over this sinister production.
Check out "We Nah Play" Featuring Beenie Man, Crooked I & Banish NOW
On their fourth studio album, Kraftwerk, the Snowgoons take their production to another level, providing epic backdrops for artists such as Crooked I (Slaughterhouse), Slaine (La Coka Nostra/Special Teamz), ILL Bill (La Coka Nostra/Non Phixion), Skyzoo, Torae, Sadat X (Brand Nubian), Beanie Man, Sauce Money, Outerspace, Virtuoso,Reef The Lost Cauze (Army Of The Pharoahs), Sicknature and more. Kraftwerk hits stores December 7th via iHipHop Distribution.
MP3: Power Struggle - "Artofficialfreedom - Digital Martyrs Remix"
Beatrock Music would like to present the first release off of the full-length remix album entitled DIGITAL MARTYRS REMIX BEATROCK. Please help us share "Artofficialfreedom - Digital Martyrs Remix" by Power Struggle along with it's music video by Bernardo Josue. The video features footage from the Kilusan Underground Sound Session (KUSS), an event put on by The League of Filipino Students (LFS) at San Francisco State University. For more info on the event and LFS, please visit http://lfssfsu.wordpress.com/.