The Kottonmouth Kings are turning the holidays green this year as the group has announced the dates for their annual Jingle Bowls tour throughout November and December. Las Vegas own Big B, Sprung Monkey and (Hed)p.e. will each serve as support on select dates.
"The holidays bring out the party in us all, and every year, the Jingle Bowls shows are undeniably some of the shows I look forward to the most," said Dirtball. "It's always dope to see all the fans that fly in from all over for these shows. This year we are bringing the fire, so drink lots of eggnog and bring your best chronic because Santa's getting ripped!"
"We love to spend the holidays with our fans and these upcoming Jingle Bowls shows are going to be a great way to wrap-up an another amazing year," added Daddy X. "We will be releasing a new track entitled 'Jingle Bowls' in time for these upcoming shows and we're excited to spread some holiday cheer."
Kottonmouth Kings unleashed the fifth installment of their “Hidden Stash” series via thier own Suburban Noize Records this week and online digitally at http://bit.ly/HiddenStash5-iTunes . The retail version of the album is a two disc CD/DVD set that includes two hours of music videos and exclusive behind the scenes footage that fans cannot access anywhere else.
KOTTONMOUTH KINGS TOUR DATES: Nov 29 - Ft Collins, CO @ The Aggie Theater Nov 30 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep Dec 01 - Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Dec 03 - Boise, ID @ The Knitting Factory Dec 04 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon Dec 07 - Modesto, CA @ Fat Cat Music House Dec 08 - Santa Clara, CA @ Avalon Dec 09 - Petaluma, CA @ The Phoenix Theater Dec 11 - San Miguel, CA @ The Ranch Dec 16 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues Dec 21 - Solana Beach, CA @ The Belly Up Dec 22 - Agoura Hills, CA @ The Canyon Club Dec 23 - Anaheim, CA @ The Grove of Anaheim
T-Pain is at it again. After landing another platinum selling radio hit single with "Best Love Song," featuring Chris Brown, followed by quickly rising single "5 O'Clock," featuring Wiz Khalifa and Lily Allen, singer/rapper/producer T-Pain announced that RCA Records will release his fourth studio album rEVOLVEr on December 6, 2011.
The follow-up to his 2008 platinum-plus selling album Thr33 Ringz, rEVOLVEr (visually spelled as rEVOLVEr for a reason), demonstrates the evolution of T-Pain as an artist.
"rEVOLVEr is drawn from seven albums' worth of material," said T-Pain. "There are so many different things on this album. I couldn t settle on what I wanted to include, but the final result I think will really hit all of my fans and different audiences," says the singer.
1. Bang Bang Pow Pow feat. Lil Wayne 2. Bottlez feat. Detail 3. Its Not You (Its Me) T-Pain Vs. Chucky feat. Pitbull 4. Default Picture 5. 5 O'Clock feat. Wiz Khalifa & Lily Allen 6. Sho-time (Pleasure Thang) 7. Rock Bottom 8. Look At Her Go feat. Chris Brown 9. Mix'd Girl 10. I Don't Give A Fuk 11. Drowning Again feat. One Chance 12. When I Come Home 13. Best Love Song feat. Chris Brown 14. Turn All The Lights On feat. Ne-Yo DELUXE 15. Center Of The Stage feat. R Kelly & Bei Maejor 16. Regular Girl feat. Joey Galaxy 17. Nuthin feat. Detail & E-40
The time has finally come! My book, Root for the Villain: Rap, Bullsh*t, and a Celebration of Failure, is now available to purchase. If you're a curmudgeon, you need a laugh, you're allergic to bullsh*t, or you have a coffee table leg that needs balancing, this book is for you!
If you live in the New York area (NYC, Long Island, or Lower Westchester), I will meet you in person and deliver it by hand. I'm not joking. If you're on this e-mail list, it means I probably know you personally so just e-mail me back and we'll set it up. Extra fees apply to Staten Island delivery. The Volkswagen just passed inspection too.
If you didn't order your cassette tape-only audiobook, you've already missed the boat. 188 cassette tapes dubbed in 5 days (see photos in this signature for this e-mail). One man + two sleepless nights + three tape decks = analog magic. Kindle version will be available later this month, but there's no auto-reverse feature on a Kindle.
New book excerpt - "Another Wasted Night":
If you need further convincing or another glimpse at what my book is about, my latest chapter excerpt should help. Speaking of one's willingness to go to any area of the New York Metropolitan area to deliver a book, many of NYC's current residents should learn to get out in their own city more often. If you just moved to Brooklyn, I'd like to take this time to let you know that people, activities, and places of interest really do exist in neighborhoods where the Brooklyn-bound “F”, “L”, and “C” trains don't go! Furthermore, life really does exist past the Broadway Junction stop! Who would've thought?! If you believe in all seriousness that NYC is really some liberal “melting pot,” you're smoking up your rent money - rock by rock. Ever try to socialize in different “scenes” and enclaves of NYC? I did. What a waste. NYC is one big insular neighborhood-infested and deceptively segregated city. Don't let dainty gentrification projects fool you - we can't all just get along.
MP3: El Da Sensei (feat. Tame-One & Rah Digga) - "Everyday In The Street" (!llmind Remix)
For El Da Sensei's latest collaborative effort, he gets some help from his Boom Skwad partner in rhyme Tame-One and New Jeru's first lady, Rah Digga for the !llmind Remix of "Everyday In The Street". As featured on The Nu World Remix EP, which drops next Tuesday (11.15.11), this song signifies the first time that El, Tame and DJ Kaos have been featured on a retail release together in over a decade.
This is also the first time that these Jersey veterans have all been featured together on the same track. Be sure to cop EL's remix EP next Tuesday, courtesy of Coalmine Records.
El Da Sensei (feat. Rah Digga & Tame One) - "Everyday In The Street" (!llmind Remix) by Diamond Media 360
On the heels of releasing two critically acclaimed projects (2008's "Children of God" and 2011's collaborative effort with Rugged N Raw "Mohammed Dangerfield" which featured the well-circulated cut with Immortal Technique "Break Of A Star"), Hasan Salaam returns with a new EP "Music Is My Weapon" (appearances by Steele of Smif N Wessun, Chace Infinite, Reef The Lost Cauze, Eternia and production by Snowgoons) which is scheduled to be released on 12-6-2011; and even loftier goals.
Cali underground rap legend Murs proudly presents the music video for "S.K.I.B.E.A.T.Z.", his newest from Love & Rockets Volume 1: The Transformation, his new album produced entirely by Ski Beatz, the man behind classic tracks for Jay-Z, Mos Def, Camp Lo and many more. The song also features Bay Area emcee Locksmith. Love & Rockets comes courtesy of BluRoc, the fledgling imprint headed by ex-Roc-A-Fella co-owner Damon Dash, who also counts rappers Tabi Bonney and Da$h, singer McKenzie Eddy and musician Sean O'Connell on his roster.
MP3: hasHBrown - "Break The Chain" Ft. Guilty Simpson
Courtesy Audible Treats.
With the November 30th release of his sophomore album, Break Something, fast approaching, hasHBrown is keeping fans satiated with a bevy of new music from the LP. Late last month hasH delivered his lead single "The Death Penalty," and now, the Houston rapper/producer is excited to release the album's second single, "Break The Chain," featuring Detroit rapper Guilty Simpson.
On the track, co-produced with Chris Rockaway (hB makes beats under the alas Jett I. Masstyr), hasHBrown gets both spiritual and aggressive as he criticizes his own culture in a thought-provoking manner. “I'm speaking about whether enslaved ancestors would be proud of what we've made from the debts they paid,” explains hasHBrown. “No matter what our circumstances or obstacles we face, we still have the opportunity to do better.” For Guilty Simpson, being a part of the song was a pleasure, and, according to hasH, the Detroit rapper was "happy to finally get a feature that was 'talking about something.' It made me feel like he respected my vision," explains hasH on working with Guilty, "just to get him on a record was a great experience."