Video: Six Reasons f/ Too $hort - "Raindance" Behind the Scenes
Courtesy of Sam C.
Hailing from malevolent Watts, Six Reasons’ music carries the realism of existing in purgatory with the imagination of living in your own world. From eating sugar sandwiches for dinner to escaping in the wondrous sound of Marvin Gaye, Six Reasons bridges the gap between reality and dreams.
PR: Pseudo Intellectuals and DTR Ink Revolutionary Deal
Courtesy of Kate @ DTR45.
As the East Coast recovers, a different force of nature is hitting Buffalo hard as we announce the signing of Pseudo Intellectuals to DTR45. The group - formally comprised of Tone Atlas, Nick Zero, and DJ Cutler - is an upbeat down tempo hip hop-jazz fusion outfit, but that description doesn't even begin to span the heights to which these cats can climb. "The creative partnership we came to will redefine a genre that both band and label have helped to shape, and open the door to a flood (no pun intended) of high calibre Buffalo-based hip hop music for years to come," DTR founder Tony Caferro stated.
"A group like no other," (RapReviews.com) The Pseudo Intellectuals is many ways returning to DTR45 after a decade long romp through the industry. In 2002, Pseudo provided a majority of the production for "Notes From the Underground", one of the most acclaimed DTR releases to date. Shortly thereafter they signed a deal with NYC indie label Fat Beats (as Pseudo Slang); and now years later, they've come back to their roots - a move that allows the band to stay true to their straight forward methods and messages while delivering that truth on a global scale.
The next few months will be busy for Pseudo, starting with the release of "Dope Grindwork", slated to drop in October 2011. Along with the prime performances and production of Pseudo's core, the album will feature Brownman Ali, VJ Brown and Duel of the Iron Mic's supercontender Dr. Ooo to name just a few collaborators. Additionally, several abstract side projects, as well as a full length release from the associated ensemble, The Chillharmonic Orchestra, and, of course, some new vinyl are all in the pipeline.
And with collaboration in mind in the truest sense of the word, this deal goes forward. This here is what they mean when they say match "made in heaven", so stay tuned. You won't want to miss what's coming.
Mixtape: Dominique Larue x Dub MD - "The Sam Jackson Project"
Courtesy of DubMD84.
PRESENTED BY DUB MD // HOSTED BY DJBOOTH // CUTS BY DJ BERN "FEAT. ADD-2 x SEVERE x M-DOT x REVALATION x ONEDERKID x FLICCS"
The "Sam Jackson Project" is Dominique Larue's 6th project to date, the difference with this one is she's brought along the legendary Samuel L. Jackson. This is to be considered an "Ode to Sam," with a collection of quality rhymes/production, while she intertwines quotes from her favorite Sam Jackson movie appearances. Larue wants to achieve two goals with this project, make people laugh and keep everything rough, rugged, and raw. With the help of DJBooth and Dub MD, Larue was able to make the project come to life...
With the collection of Samuel Jackson's best known quotes from 1972-Present Day, infused and brought to life by Columbus, Ohio's own DJ Bern on the cuts. This project also features some incredible production and features with the likes of M-Dot, Revalation and Add-2, and the bulk of production handled by Fliccs, Severe and Onederkid.
01.) Rough Intro (Cuts By DJ Bern) 02.) Sam Jackson (Produced By King Mickey) 03.) Dope Sh#t: Revisited (Produced By Fliccs) 04.) We Are (feat. M-Dot & Revalation) (Produced by Onederkid) 05.) Lakeview Terrace (Produced by D-Que Beats) 06.) Undesirable No. 1 (Produced by Greg Beasley) 07.) Murderer (feat. Add-2) (Produced by Severe) 08.) F*ck School (Produced by Onederkid) 09.) Marcellus Wallace (Produced by D-Que Beats)
Video: MURS - "The Making of Love & Rockets Episode 3"
Courtesy of Dunn Deal PR.
DD172/BluRoc presents the third installment of their exclusive behind-the-scenes peek at the making of Love & Rockets Vol. 1: The Transformation, Murs' new album dropping October 11 on Dame Dash's new imprint. The album cover was designed by David Barnett, the artist behind covers for Curren$y and 24 Hr Karate School. The Rock The Bells festival hit San Francisco last weekend with Murs hosting and performing along with Lauryn Hill, Nas, Erykah Badu and a host of hip-hop legends. Hot on RTB's heels is the Hip Hop & Love Tour, which will bring Murs and the rest of the DD172 roster - McKenzie Eddy, Ski Beatz & The Senseis, Da$h, Sean O'Connell and 24 Hr Karate School - to a stage near you between September 27 and November 26. Visit HipHopAndLoveTour.com for tour dates and more.
Stereo Boyz member Mixo releases the third song "We can make it" off his "Truth be told" 3-Chapter mixtape series, which is his first solo project since the group has formed and will entirely be released through-out July - September 2011.
"We Can Make It" is an inspirational song, made for everyone who struggles trying to make it.