Duck Down iTunes Sales Donated to Yele for the Haiti Relief Effort Starting January 16th at 12:00AM, for a 24 hour period
Starting January 16th at 12:00AM, for a 24 hour period, Duck Down's complete iTunes Catalog sales will be donated to Yele to assist in the relief effort occurring in Haiti after the devastating earthquake struck on Tuesday, January 12th.
When a consumer purchases either full album downloads or singles, Duck Down will donate the proceeds.
Participating Artists Music includes: SEAN PRICE, KRS-ONE & BUCKSHOT, B-REAL OF CYPRESS HILL, KIDZ IN THE HALL, 9TH WONDER, SKYZOO, MARCO POLO, TORAE, RUSTE JUXX, BOOT CAMP CLIK, SMIF N WESSUN, HELTAH SKELTAH, BLACK MOON, GENERAL STEELE, BLUE SCHOLARS, & DJ REVOLUTION. Fans can search for these artists' catalog at iTunes and donate to the Haiti relief effort by purchasing the music.
My SUBSONiQ co-host KB sent me a link to this fresh blog called "The Marketing Muse", which chose Panacea's "A Mind On A Ship Through Time" as 1 of its "Top 5" albums of 2009! The ironic thing is "A Mind On A Ship... " dropped October of 2k8 but we're not complaining, just humbled (that somebody is listening). The other 4 picks are just as interesting, so check out the link!
Interdependent Media Announces 2010 Release Schedule 01.15.2010 Bay Area Label To Release New Work From Donwill, TRUTHLiVE, Canibus, Von Pea, A-Plus, And More
(January 15, 2010 - Brooklyn, NY) 2009 already seems like a distant memory, and with the new year comes the promise of new music. Looking to fulfill all your musical needs in 2010 is Interdependent Media, who are set to raise the bar with upcoming releases from newcomer and celebrated artists alike, including TRUTHLiVE, Canibus, Donwill, Von Pea, A-Plus, and others.
Interdependent Media (iM) is coming off a highly successful year, as projects by both Tanya Morgan and hip-hop rookie of year Finale found their way into dozens of high profile Best of 2009 lists. Not content to rest on their laurels, iM is ready to keep making moves and, according to Dominic Del Bene, General Manager and A&R at iM, is looking forward to breaking new artists and "staying ahead of the curve as the music business continues to evolve" in 2010.
iM's first musical move will come courtesy of Donwill, who will be channeling his inner John Cusack as he releases Don Cusack: In High Fidelity on March 23rd, an album inspired by its celebrated celluloid namesake. Following Donwill will be exciting newcomer, and founder of Interdependent Media, TRUTHLiVE, who brings his lyrical acrobatics to his debut album Patience, produced entirely by Jake One, out on April 20th. Early 2010 will also mark the triumphant return of veteran verse slayer, Canibus as iM readies the spring release of The C Of Tranquility. Bay Area native Moe Green continues the melodious movement with a summer release of his debut album, while Von Pea of Tanya Morgan fame looks to keep things fresh with his solo debut dropping in the fall.
2010 will also see releases from Hieroglyphics' crew member A-Plus, who, in addition to unveiling his sophomore album this year, will also be collaborating with the perennially dope Del The Funky Homosapien on L.E.D.. The spirit of sonic teamwork continues, as iM plans to join forces with fellow Bay Area powerhouse-on-the-rise MYX Music Label to release a project by The Burnerz, an alliance made up of Zumbi of Zion I and producer The ARE, formerly of K-Otix. The year may yet be young, but with this extensive offering of releases, Interdependent Media promises to make 2010 a banner year in hip-hop.
About Interdependent Media:
Founded in 2006 in the Bay Area by Evan Phillips, Interdependent Media has built unique strengths in the development, production, and marketing of recorded music via new methods of marketing and promotion. Armed with a comprehensive understanding of both traditional and emerging methods of marketing, iM has successfully created multi-faceted methods of raising awareness and interest in their projects. Industry veterans Ian "ID" Davis and Dominic Del Bene head operations at iM and are credited with discovering and/or developing artists such as 9th Wonder, Little Brother, Tanya Morgan, Blackalicious, Del the Funky Homosapien, the Hieroglyphics and more. In 2010, iM will be releasing multi-media projects from artists A-Plus, Donwill, Von Pea, Moe Green, Canibus, TRUTHLiVE, and The Burnerz. For more information, please visit http://www.imculture.com .
peace, peeps. Every year, I look forward to this time... not because of the day off on Monday, but because I get to talk to my students about one of my personal heroes and an inspiration to all, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King's movement and message is especially meaningful to me in these days that we live in, and in tribute I created a track, entitled "306."
The number refers to the room in the Lorraine Motel where Dr. King often stayed when he visited Memphis, TN, and where he spent the final minutes of his life. I had a chance to stop in Memphis on tour this summer, and the first place I went was to the Lorraine, which is now a Civil Rights Museum..and it was truly moving.
It was then and there that I took out a pen and paper and started writing "306." Honestly it was one of the hardest songs for me to write, as it got me a little emotional. Please take a listen to the track and share with friends as you wish.
View the Youtube video for "306."
Remember if you're lucky enough to be working, and lucky enough to have a paid vacation that day, show respect to Dr. King and the dream by doing something meaningful with your time... I mean, would Dr. King want you to sleep till noon and eat Cheetos? :-) check online, there are plenty of great opportunities to serve all weekend.... and you can even get Disney tickets..lol... but seriously, you can.
Eighty-one years after his birth, MLK Jr.'s path can never be forgotten. So I decided to place a homage to him on this week's FMF. Never forget, y'all! "I Have a Dream" should ring a bell like KRS-One said! Anyway, here's some free music to enjoy for tonight!
50 Cent - The Reconstruction
[Here's a new remix EP from 50 Cent for zero cent.]
Tracklisting: 1. Intro (Composed by The Mixologist 2. The Gates Wide Open (f/ Tony Yayo) 3. Still in the Hood (f/ Gif Majorz) 4. I Run New York (f/ Alicia Keys) 5. Bang Ya Head Harder (f/ Lloyd Banks, Dr. Dre, and Candice Pillay) 6. Recon Interlude 7. Give it all You Got (f/ Tara King)
[For those of y'all who want a lil' Blu in the new year, this free LP got all the things you need. Well, most of these tracks are ruff draft (probably why he gave it to us), but the ruff draft is still better than a lot of rappers' final-mastered albums, trust.]
Tracklisting: 1. theInnocent 2. AzulitoTheGreat 3. GloryUsDelux (f/ L's of A Band Called Glory) 4. NeverDream (prod. by Exile) 5. theGOD's&Me 6. Grandma'sKitchen (Cypher by Fam Rep's Da 1 & SirJoseph) 7. Difficulties(f/ Cash Us King And Fam Rep's Sir Joseph & R.O.B.) 8. SpanishWinter 9. BeGO(o)D! (f/ Sene) 10. theRunOut(erlude) 11. ItsOkay (f/ Definite & Myth of strange Fruit) 12. OnMarsWithTheStars (f/ Sene) 13. Smoking@6InTheMo'(ByCashUsKing) 14. CityOfLos(t)Angel(e)s (f/ Cash Us King) 15. AllTheKing'sMen (f/ TiRon) 16. aWorldGoneBlind (f/ Cash Us King) 17. MelloSunshine 18. 'TilWeDie 19. Crowns 20. Outro(OpenMindDead) By Miguel Jontel 21. (theBonusSong)MyBoyBlu 22. BenevolentOffering&Benediction
[Not sure what the V.5 refers to exactly, presumably his mixtapes. But like a good rapper who believes in longevity, Banks knows how to envolve and this tape shows a fifth upgrade of Lloyd Banks.]
Tracklisting: 1. Intro 2. My Bad 3. Shitty City Pt. 2 4. Who's Your Favorite 5. We Remain 6. Better You Know Me 7. I Do 8. It's Going Down - Lip Service 9. Look Ma 10. Rather Be Me 11. Power Pack 12. Only Human 13. No Escape (f/ Tony Yayo) 14. The Get Back - Southside in the House 15. Probably Want Me Down 16. Greenday (f/ Havoc and Cormega) 17. Big Bully - Full Version
[If you're looking for the latest hip-hop to blow out of the Windy City (Chicago, that is), then this record is the answer. The Nocturnals, composed of the dirty deep-voiced MC 'rota and abstract producer Lucca, brings you the hip-hop feel of the city that is certainly authentic. Check this one out!]
Tracklisting: 1. A Nomad Who Rambles 2. Card Sharks and Monday Burns 3. Clarice 4. Diamonds 5. Everlating Love 6. Fables, Tall Tales, and Fictions 7. Nevin's 8. Standing Here With Strangers 9. Talk to Yourself 10. Tax Return Acme Robots 11. These Pills 12. Where I Dream 2 B, Briefly 13. Where the Stones Aren't Rolling
[Rapper Big Pooh rapping over Black Milk's critcally acclaimed "Music from the Color Purple" beattape, each of the tracks sampling hits from Prince's classic "Purple Rain" soundtrack.]
Tracklisting: 1. When I'm Done 2. Blueprint 3. Impatient (f/ Ms. Cris) 4. Put It In The Air (f/ Joe Scudda) 5. Holding Back (f/ Erica Thompson) 6. Girlfriend 7. Camera Tricks (f/ Chaundon) 8. Law & Order (f/ Jozeemo) 9. Bounce 10. Say Something (f/ DJ Flash) 11. Shoutemout
That's it for the "MLK Jr. Birthday Edition" edition of "Free Music Fridays." Check these out and let ya man know if they was fyah! If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me at email@example.com. If you're an artist with your free mixtape/album shown on this page and you want to send me a link re-up, corrections, and/or questions, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love....
As you are all very likely aware, this past week Haiti experienced a disastrous earthquake leaving behind tons of damage and much worse, tens of thousands of dead and injured.
This tragedy has sparked immediate action in the form of humanitarian aid from all over the world. We would like to encourage everyone to do their part in helping out the impoverished and ravaged citizens of Haiti who desperately need your help.
Here's the easiest way to help. Americans who text YELE to 501501 will be donating $5 to Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund. Canadians with Rogers and/or Bell services may text HAITI to 45678 to donate $5 to The Salvation Army Haiti Earthquake Disaster Relief fund. 100% of donations will go to the relief operation.
Musical genius and production guru RJD2 is offering fans their first chance to listen to his new album, The Colossus, in full starting today on MySpace Music. The long-awaited album is his fourth full length and first to be released via his own label, RJ’s Electrical Connections.