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Rhymes & Rhythm for Haitian Relief: Beyond Belief f/ Kwame


From Make Noise | Beyond Belief:

In the wake of the earthquake in Haiti, DJBooth.net has partnered with Wyclef Jean's Yele Foundation to raise funds for those affected by the disaster. DJBooth.net collected new, exclusive and unreleased records for a compilation project entitled Rhymes & Rhythm for Relief, which is available for download at http://djbooth.bandcamp.com/ for a minimal donation. 100% of the proceeds from this project will go to the Yele Foundation.

This entry, from Make Noise recording artist Beyond Belief, is entitled "40 Seconds" and has guest features from multi-platinum selling producer Kwame & singer/songwriter Amille Harris.

**Please note that some of the images in this video are graphic and difficult to watch.



DOWNLOAD the entire ALBUM at http://djbooth.bandcamp.com/ .

Wise Intelligent Haitian Relief Concert on January 24th


From Wise Intelligent:

Sounds of Resistance: Benefit Concert & Art Show for Haiti

New York Get Ready and Let's Stand United for our Brothers and Sisters in Haiti!!!


Wise Intelligent the UnConKable Djezuz Djonez will be in New York on Sunday, January 24th @ Santos Party House (Up and Downstairs)

Santos Party House
96 Lafayette Street
NYC

The show will be hosted by TastyKeish, Telisa D, Liz Gomes, Harrabic Tubman

Doors open @ 8:00 pm

Wise Intelligent aka Djezuz Djonez will be rocking a long side J-Live, G.O.D. (Pitchblack), Agallah Don Bishop, Jeru the Damaja, Hasan Salaam, Rugged N Raw, Donny Goines, Lex911, Cymarshall Law, YCtheCynic, Nina B, Rebel Starr, Ekko, DCQ, Eboi Da Rebel, Mala Reignz, Rebel Diaz, Dedan, Kasimu, Chace Infinite, Platinum Mustache, Marcel Cartier, UMI, Mz FeFe + G3mz

This benefit show is being presented by... Natalie Crue of Crue1 Media Group & Louie "Plot" Sosa...In collaboration with Existence is Resistance (EIR) Art Haus Productions, and Supreme Management

All proceeds of this event go towards YELE Haiti & Rural Haiti Project. We will be collecting medical supplies/medicines, NEW blankets, shoes, and NON-Perishable Foods!!!

* http://www.twitter.com/wiseintelligent *
* http://inthehereafter.blogspot.com *

Legendary MC Guru Presents Best of Videos


From Yo! PR:

LEGENDARY MC GURU PRESENTS BEST OF VIDEOS

Legendary MC Guru aka Mr. GangStarr has created a long list of blockbuster music videos from the start of his unique career as the founding member of the world famous GangStarr and as an outstanding solo artist in Hip-Hop.

Guru and his label 7 Grand Records present the visual masterpieces that accompanied his musical hit singles such as "State Of Clarity (feat. Common & Bob James)", "I'm Jazzy (feat. Slum Village)", the all time classic "Hood Dreamin (feat. Solar)", "Jazzy Wayz", "Who Got It On Lock (feat. Doo Wob)", and "Divine Rule"...just to name a few.

All videos mentioned above have been directed by Guru's longtime partner and hit producer Solar who crafted these classic videos besides his incredible production work.

VIDEOS:
Guru ft. Common & Bob James - State Of Clarity
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pBNojmp82o *

Guru ft. Slum Village - I'm Jazzy
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0thz4LD6UY *

Guru ft. Solar - Hood Dreamin
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54OlRNrnAes *

Guru ft. Doo Wop - Who Got It On Lock
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypAeg4grVm0 *

Guru - Divine Rule
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82hPLkMaev0 *

Guru - Jazzy Wayz
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhspfUN_cWY *

More videos can be found on Guru's official YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/7grandrecords .

WEBSITES:
* www.myspace.com/guru7grand *
* www.twitter.com/gurugangstarr *
* www.youtube.com/7grandrecords *
* www.myspace.com/gangstarr *

Chilly Gonzales w/ DJ A-Trak & Princess Superstar in February


From Aleix Martinez:

Chilly Gonzales in Piano Talk Shows
Featuring Special Guests Sia, Andrew WK, DJ A-Trak and Princess Superstar
Every Thursday in February at Joe’s Pub in NYC


Fresh from his Guinness World Record for longest live piano performance by any individual (27 hours, 3 minutes and 44 seconds), his piano battle with Andrew WK in New York, and a sold-our run at London’s La Pigalle Club, Paris-based pianist and showman Chilly Gonzales crosses the Atlantic for four “Piano Talk Shows” in New York City in February.

The self-proclaimed "Entertainist" will play every Thursday at Joe’s Pub, finally giving NYC a full-on taste of his futuristic cabaret performance. Each show will feature a guest from Gonzo's extended musical family, each promising to bring fresh surprises of their own!

Feb 4    w/ guest SIA
Feb 11   w/ guest Andrew WK
Feb 18   w/ guest DJ A-Trak plus surprise guest
Feb 25   w/ guest Princess Superstar

Chilly is currently celebrating two new releases: a spellbinding 7” piano remake of Erol Alkan and Boys Noize's club banger “Waves” (coupled with a spoken music lesson on the B-side) and his 4-album live Guinness World Record set "The Works" (released through Believe digital). Listen to the “Waves” remake here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uetgOn_tUI .

Meanwhile, the Grammy-nominated arranger/producer’s collaborations continue to multiply: he's co-writing and producing the major-label debut of Thecocknbullkid, co-writing songs with Jarvis Cocker for "Get Him to the Greek" (a Russell Brand rock-movie spoof) and shooting new episodes of his cult web-TV show "SUPERPRODUCER" (presented exclusively with DailyMotion). Watch the hilarious sketch with gay British rapper Dorian (ahem) Gay here - http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x9y2sp_superproducer-e05-dorian-gay_fun .

Best of all, Chilly is currently putting the finishing touches on his new full-length, Ivory Tower, will is expected to be released in the US later this year.

Having already bagged the (also self-proclaimed) title of President of the Berlin Underground, Chilly Gonzales can now add another notch on his belt after successfully challenging Andrew WK to a piano-off at Joe’s Pub in New York last September and premiering his Jarvis Cocker collaboration “Francophobia” at London’s La Pigalle Club in November.

For a taste of the musical mayhem and unique extreme entertainment in store for Chilly’s upcoming New York City shows, check out his piano dual with Andrew WK here - http://thequietus.com/articles/02899-andrew-wk-vs-chilly-gonzales-piano-battle-the-quietus-movie .
 
All Piano Talk Shows will feature PianoVision, a video installation created by Nina Rhode, aka Ninja Pleasure. Reminiscent of a silent movie, PianoVision allows the audience to see a video projection of the piano’s 88 keys, along with the master’s finger work.

Get Busy Committee Sells $1,000 12" in Under 24 Hours


From Greg Miller:

GET BUSY COMMITTEE SELLS $1,000 12" IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS

Rap veterans eschew traditional labels, have continued success in selling limited edition products.

After selling out of their first batch of Uzi-shaped USB Flash Drives Get Busy Committee sells 12" picture discs via Kickstarter. A $1000 offer to write and record a song ABOUT one of their fans for the 12" along with a platinum plaque sells out in less than 24 hours.

Los Angeles, CA (January 21, 2010) - In November of last year hip hop group Get Busy Committee (the new collaboration between Ryu from Styles of Beyond and Fort Minor, Apathy, and producer for Snoop, Clipse, Game, Busta Rhymes and more, Scoop Deville) released their new album, Uzi Does It in a very unique format: 2GB Uzi-shaped Flash drives.  The format was a hit and surprisingly the band sold through their first order of 1200 Uzis in less than three months. 

Tuesday evening the band quietly released to their fans a project to fund the pressing of 500 limited, numbered picture disc 12" vinyl records via Kickstarter. Pledges to the product came with premiums ranging from a download of the EP (featuring three unreleased songs) for $5 to actually having one of the songs written ABOUT the purchaser and having the album delivered in a platinum plaque for $1,000.

The band was pleased and surprised when one fan, Damon Black, purchased the $1,000 package less than 24 hours from release.  "We hadn't sent out a Twitter, blog post, or anything except one email to the fan list," said Ryu of Get Busy Committee.  "It just goes to show, respect your fans and they'll come through for you."  "We don't know who Damon Black is," commented Apathy, "but you're our new best friend.  Get at us so we can write this masterpiece for you."

But the release isn't in the bag yet.  If the project doesn't reach its goal of $3,218.18 (the price of pressing the 500 discs at Erika Records) the group will receive $0.  Get Busy Committee is asking everyone to head over to Kickstarter now to support the project with a pledge of any amount: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1989004418/platinum-vinyl-get-busy-committees-picture-disc .

The 12" will feature the song which has been featured on KROQ, 91X and other radio stations across the country, "I Don't Care About You" b/w the fan-favorite "Say Whaaat?" from Uzi Does It.

If you'd like to add a download or stream of "Say Whaaat?" to your blog, simply grab one of the widgets from the Get Busy Committee Press page: http://getbusycommittee.com/press/ .

A video for "I Don't Care About You", directed by Matt Lenski, will be available in February.

See Get Busy Committee's blog for a video of "Get Busy Committee Presents: Mike Shinoda Interviews Busta Rhymes". http://getbusycommittee.com/blog/ .

Anthony Peaks b/k/a "Gangsta Bitch" Rapper Apache Dies


Confirmation of the story at this hour comes from RapReviews staff contributor Matt Jost and fellow hip-hop news website HipHopDX - Anthony Peaks b/k/a famous "Gangsta Bitch" rapper Apache is dead today. Little is known about the exact cause other than he had been suffering from multiple health problems for some time. On behalf of his family and friends plus the many rappers from Flavor Unit who knew and worked with Apache over the years, our sincere condolences. We'll release more details as soon as they are available.
DJ BMF x OUR Show "Thank You Teddy" Tribute Mix


An OUR show (itsOURshow.net) celebration of the life and music of Teddy Pendergrass mixed by DJ BMF (www.facebook.com/deejaybmf), who blessed us with the "MJ ALL DAY" mix last year to bring you "THANK YOU TEDDY".

Playlist:
1. Teddy Pendergrass - Love T.K.O.
2. Teddy Pendergrass - Close The Door
3. Keith Murray - Get Lifted (Erick Sermon Remix)
4. Teddy Pendergrass - Come Go With Me
5. Mad Lion feat. KRS-One - Double Trouble
6. Rae & Christian feat. Bobby Womack - Wake Up Everybody
7. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Wake Up Everybody
8. Teddy Pendergrass - Joy
9. Teddy Pendergrass - Only You
10. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - The Love I Lost
11. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Don't Leave Me This Way

2010: "No more backward thinking, time for thinking ahead"

Rest In Power Mr. Pendergrass

Download this mix and other OUR show exclusives at OUR bandcamp page http://ourshow.bandcamp.com

More info:
DJ BMF - co-founder of Orlando's longest running night, Phat-N-Jazzy (http://www.facebook.com/deejaybmf)

OUR show - Orlando HIPHOP's radio show - Sats. 5-7pm WPRK 91.5fm (http://itsOURshow.net)


D.C. Don Juan Prepares "Lookie Looky" For Radio + Video


From Audible Treats:

Battery/Jive Hit-Maker D.C. Don Juan Prepares "Lookie Looky" For Radio, Digital Retailers      01.20.2010
D.C.'s Own Celebrates Hit Single With Official MP3 And Video Release


The Song:

Battery/Jive recording artist D.C. Don Juan has wasted no time getting his career in full swing. Shortly after signing his major label deal, the D.C.-raised rapper who has previously honed his skills under the driving motivation of NBA stars DerMarr Johnson, Allen Iverson, and Carmelo Anthony, released the video for his exciting new single, "Lookie Looky," receiving both commercial and critical acclaim. Proud of the video's early success, D.C. Don Juan and Battery Records are proud to announce the release of the single to radio as well as the release of the mp3 and video to all digital retailers, including industry leader iTunes.

Built around a descending, staccato synthesizer line, the infectious "Lookie Looky" quickly kicks into high gear as strings, bending synthesizers, and bouncy, bass-heavy drums back up the rapper's infectious, sing-along chorus and winding verses. Not to be outshined by the song's catchy beat, the video pits D.C. Don Juan as the clear star of the show, as the up-beat, club-ready song receives the perfect visual treatment - D.C. Don Juan intermingles with attractive women, rolling cars, and fun, visually tantalizing special effects. Scanning from scene to scene, the video's innovative, sidewalk-chalk-inspired look offers a popping, light-hearted cartoon emphasis to illustrate the song's phrases and imagery, including, of course, the song's ever-contagious catch phrase, "Lookie Looky." As D.C. Don Juan's star continues to rise, we're pretty sure having people look at him will be the least of his concerns.

"Lookie Looky" Official video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIb7Qz-rGTU .
"Lookie Looky" video with lyrics: ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQnz-AsZIPE .



Audio stream: http://release.theplatform.com/content.select?pid=YI3DwQpKAtvwx0evShnKDL9x97GZwsjH& .

The Background:

D.C. Don Juan, born Maurice Campbell Jr., overcame many challenges early in life that forced him to look past the negative and focus on fresh, upbeat, and club-ready music and lyrics. After moving from the Bronx, NY to Washington, D.C., D.C. Don Juan's passion for music brought him to Atlanta where he flourished. With the help of Dermarr Johnson, long time friend and member of the Denver Nuggets, D.C. Don Juan began his professional career. Recording an astonishing 4,000 songs up to this point in his career, the artist is currently signed to Battery Records, an imprint under Sony Music Entertainment's RCA/JIVE Label Group, and promoting his new single and video, "Lookie Looky". The song has made huge waves in D.C. Don Juan's hometown of Washington, D.C. and is increasing in popularity across the nation.

Blestenation Release ‘My Big Wheel’ Video


From Kerosene Media:

Blestenation Release ‘My Big Wheel’ Video

New York hip-hop trio Blestenation has released their video for the track "My Big Wheel" online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKSg3LixmY0. The track was produced by Chuck Inglish of The Cool Kids.
 


"This song was produced by Chuck Inglish of the Cool Kids, before they really blew up," commented FAFU of Blestenation. "Werdplay did the video with Samtubia Edwards and it turned out dope.  I remember I was at the studio working on some kind of punk-folk song and they showed up with cameras and grabbed us. We shot our parts in the hallway over there.  I love what he did with the footage in post-production. That kid has a really nice aesthetic to his work."
 
"Samtubia and Samgoma Edwards were the monsters behind the visuals in this one," added Werdplay. "I basically shot out some ideas and we were on the same page immediately. We shot a lot more footage but we were running out of time to get it done so we had to scrap a lot of shots we did in Las Vegas and other spots."
 
Blestenation have been destroying the world of underground hip-hop on tour with the likes of Bone Thugs -N- Harmony, Scarface, Killah Priest, and the Warped Tour. The group was previously signed to Geffen Records, but their reckless behavior got them kicked off of the Warped Tour, into fist fights inside the Sony Music offices, and booted out of the Teen Choice Awards after an altercation with American Idol's Ryan Seacrest.
 
Blestenation will release their debut album "MBugout City" on February 23rd, 2010 through Suburban Noize Records. The group’s digital EP, "Left For Dead", is available now through digital retailers and www.SubNoizeStore.com .
 
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* www.MySpace.com/Blestenation *

FREEDOM VOICE OF HAITI: The Haitian Revival Movement


From ifastfwd:

FREEDOM VOICE OF HAITI: The Haitian Revival Movement

*****
“MOVE ON” – Inspirational Song and video.

(For Immediate Release - 20 January 2010) --  Christopher Laroche also known as “Freedom” was born and raised in Haiti. He is an international musician and songwriter as well as the founder/president of Freedom Recordz Inc. Working tirelessly to create his own sound, Freedom shaped a mixture of Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae, The Blues, Roots, Racine, and Soul before releasing his debut Creole album. This Freedom Recordz release titled, “1804 Liberation,” was an immediate success, attaining record sales and sustaining multiple number one hits throughout Haiti.

Freedom has set out to bring light to the darkness that has fallen over the people of Haiti, and he needs your help in achieving this goal. Now is the time. Every minute that goes by is another minute where a poor orphaned child has lost his family, an elderly woman waits on treatment that never arrives, and a family sits in darkness without supplies, food, or even shelter.  The hardships that have burdened Haiti in the past cannot be compared to the ravages it endures over the passing days since the terrifying earthquake that occurred on January 12th, 2010.

Freedom is reaching out to you, asking you to join his efforts to save the lives of the innocent and lost. Supplies of all kinds and purposes are desperately needed. Anything that your organization can contribute, anything at all, will be most appreciated and will certainly save lives.

Freedom’s mission will be long, it will be arduous, but most importantly, it will save lives and make a difference. Here is your chance to be a part of that difference. Freedom will travel to Haiti with a select group of supporters to personally deliver your material and financial donations to the very people who need them most. During his time there, Freedom will be documenting his travels for the purpose of producing a visual complement to a powerful and uplifting song entitled “Move On”, created in dedication to the people of Freedom’s homeland: Haiti. As the voice of Haitian people everywhere, Freedom has created a powerful message within the song that aims to unite the community, and ultimately encourages all those experiencing hardship to be strong ‘move on.’

Freedom has been a strong influence in the Haitian community. He is using the music to support, educate, and constructively work towards a positive change in Haiti and all third world nations. The song “Move On”, which should rightfully be described as an anthem for hope, will most certainly contribute towards instilling a progressive and positive outlook on the future of this impoverished nation.

Freedom is dedicated to the people and creating hope for the future. All your donations, as well as any proceeds from the song “Move On” will go directly towards relief efforts and the rebuilding of a stronger and brighter future for Haiti. This is not just about a song, it is about a message. It is the groundwork for the future of Haiti, the education and support of youth, and ultimately the improvement of their way of life.

Join us in healing HAITI!
* www.savehaititoday.com *
* www.oursoil.org *
* www.freedomrecordz.com *
* www.oxfamamerica.org *
* www.americanredcross.com *
* www.mercycorps.org *

AUDIO: Freedom - Move On - http://usershare.net/c6g0q0anrf3e .

*****

* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haitian_hip_hop .
* http://www.myspace.com/freedomrecordzinc .
* http://www.youtube.com/freedomrecordzinc .

PRAYERS FOR HAITI


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