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Hip-Hop Shop #74 - Enter the 38th Chamber




Every Sunday at 9:30 PM EST we air a live new edition of Hip-Hop Shop on BlogTalkRadio like the one you're about to hear - Episode #74 - Enter the 38th Chamber. This show features new songs produced by El Michels Affair paying tribute to the Wu including Von Pea & Spec Boogie, A-Plus & Knobody and more! Thanks for listening and remember this show is PODSAFE so be sure to share it with a friend and tell them to check out the replay every Tuesday on RapReviews.com!

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Tracks featured this week:

* Von Pea & Spec Boogie - Shimmy Shimmy Ya
* Checkmark & Termanology - Duffle Bag Bros.
* Diabolic - Frontlines
* A-Plus & Knobody - CREAM
* DJ Concept & Mickey Knox f/ Chaundon, Little Vic - Story to Tell
* O.C. & A.G. - Boom Bap
* Anutha f/ Equinox & Kam Moye - Seven
* Nuk Fam, NRO & Dugout - Protect Ya Neck

Premonition - Rap's Barry White


The first time I heard Premonition was the remix to “Double Time” that was on the Spills & Jesse Abraham album Alphabutter. The song featured half a dozen of NY’s finest and when Premonition’s verse came on my initial reaction was “damn, who’s the dude with the deep-ass voice of God?” Then I started listening to his lyrics and thought “damn, the voice of God has some serious skills!” Over the next few months I’d run into Premonition at a number of shows and find that in addition to being able to shine on a track he can also rock a mic live. A truly passionate emcee, this week I caught up with Premonition to find out more about that passion, who’s going to end up on his future tour bus, and his strange connection with comedian Judah Freidlander.

Read the full interview at: http://adambernard.blogspot.com/2010/05/artist-of-week-premonition.html

Lola Maxwell, Dondria & Paula Campbell Live in Concert


From Imani Pope-Johns:


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TNBT-Bubblelistic & MindBolic Entertainment Present
 Dondria of SO SO Def and Special Guest Paula Campbell for A Night
Other artists of the night include, Lola Maxwell and many more!

 

(Washington,DC -Baltimore,MD) – As a fresh face to the music industry Dondria of SO SO Def has invited familiar faces of the DMV(DC/MD/VA) to Baltimore for night of phenomenal music. Special guest Paula Campbell is here to join her with performances from DMV’s hip-hop favorite, Lola Maxwell. Sunday, June 6, 2010, the show takes place in Edens Lounge at 15 W. Eager Street, Baltimore, MD. This is a 21+ event and a $10 cover charge at the door until 10pm. The show begins at 8pm and ends at 2am. Bubblelistic & MindBolic will be streaming this event  live all over the world and as a special guest, Paula Campbell is full of surprises and is sure to impress the crowd.

Who:  Dondria of So So Def, Paula Campbell & Lola Maxwell
  Cost: $10  before 10pm , Doors open at 8pm

When: Sunday, June 6th  at  8pm - 2am
Where:  Edens Lounge at 15 W. Eager Street, Baltimore, MD



About Paula Campbell:

R&B Songstress Paula Campbell, a native of the Baltimore area; reigns as the R&B Queen of the DMV. She has worked with various artists such as Ne-Yo, Ciara, John Legend, Consequence, Three Six Mafia ( “Hard Out Here For A Pimp”) and many more. The dream-maker herself has recently released a highly anticipated street album “DreamMaker”. She gave listeners her heart and drawing them in once again with her newest hit and the first single off her greatly anticipated album, “Rebellious Romantic”  “Just A Man”. It is gradually buzzing through the Mid-Atlantic and is sure to be a top charter. It guaranteed to be a favorite amongst Paula's heavy female fan base. called

Find out more:
www.paulacampbellplace.com
www.youtube.com/paulacampbelltv
@PaulaCampbell         

About Lola Maxwell:

Lola Maxwell is an aspiring Hip Hop artist from Washington, DC. Believing the music that she produces, is part of what is significantly needed in the present hip-hop industry. Her fans have agreed that Ms. Maxwell portrays the essence of the real Hip Hop they have always loved and enjoyed. Though, she is only 21 years old and didn’t necessarily grow up during the time when Hip Hop was grungy and real, her style and lyrics are easily comparable to Lauryn Hill, MC Lyte, Lupe Fiasco, Mos Def, and Common. She is sure to take "over" the hip hop game. Her latest single is “ Assembly” off her mixtape “Basik Edukation”.

 

Find out more:

www.lolamaxwell.blogspot.com
www.myspace.com/lolamaxwell
@LolaMaxwell

About Dondria:

The long-awaited debut album Dondria vs. Phatfffat. Channeling her natural talent and years of training, Dondria pours her heart and soul into her first single, “You’re the One.” Written and produced by Dupri and veteran songwriter/producer Bryan Michael Cox, “You’re the One” is a timeless throwback to classic R&B and the perfect track to showcase Dondria’s range and vocal maturity. Due out in Spring 2010, Dondria vs Phatfffat – (“Phatfffat” is a nickname she picked up in college as a contrast between her skinny physique and ravenous appetite for food) – features a diverse mix of soulful ballads, real R&B and straight up dance records. 

“I’m so in love with this album,” Dondria gushes. “You can play it from start to finish without stopping. I can’t wait for my fans to finally hear it.” 

About Bubblelistic & MindBolic Ent:

The Bubblelistic Management Company, [BBL] is a multi-faceted enterprise that specializes in the planning and execution of successful careers for professionals in the music business. With talented artists on the roster, BBL is well on its way to spearheading a movement of music that the world has yet to experience. Using a sincere passion for good music as its core driving force, the company has also effortlessly expanded into entertainment marketing as well as promotions. Consequently, Bubblelistic Management has become the premiere go-to promotional tool for the Washington, DC tri-state area.
For more info:
www.myspace.com/bubblelistic

Upcoming Events:
May 23rd NYC Secret Lounge w/ HOT 97/ Atlantic Records/Outtacontrol Radio w/ MAD LINX (from BET)
May 26th Baltimore Club Reality BET PASS GIVE AWAY (Backstage, rehearsals, floor seating, pre show, red carpet)
**June 6th  Edens Lounge w/ DONDRIA And the SO SO DEF Family**



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Imani Pope-Johns
Publicist to:
R&B Singer Paula Campbell
www.paulacampbellplace.com
www.youtube.com/paulacampbelltv
         
Female Emcee Lola Maxwell
www.lolamaxwell.blogspot.com
www.myspace.com/lolamaxwell

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Imani Pope-Johns
Publicist to:
R&B Singer Paula Campbell
www.paulacampbellplace.com
www.youtube.com/paulacampbelltv
         
Female Emcee Lola Maxwell
www.lolamaxwell.blogspot.com
www.myspace.com/lolamaxwell

J'Adore Magazine Writer
www.jadoremag.com

Singersroom Writer:
R&B Lifestyle Online Mag
www.singersroom.com
Jay Electronica, RADIx, EDO G, Esoteric at 4th Annual Unity Fest


RADIx performing live 5/15 @ Boston UnityFest w/ Jay Electronica, EDO G, 7L and ESOTERIC and many more. Please come out to support this event.

Where: Paradise Rock Club| 967 Comm Ave, Boston,Ma
When: Saturday 5/15/2010
Doors@ 7 pm | 18+ | $25 | 617.562.8800 or thedise.com

Recent Press

Hiphopdx.com
2Dopeboyz.com
Kevinnottingham.com

RADIx Bio


Starting out as two randomly selected roommates, Quite Nyce and Seek formed a rap duo, RADIx, and went on to form a successful career. Since their formed bond,. they have released over 12 projects on their self-funded record label Abstrak Recordings, toured throughout Europe 3 times and toured the USA countless times. They officially formed RADIx in 2003 and have continued to be supported independently to reach their fan base directly. They received critical success with their debut album “The Staple” (2006), which featured Mr.EON, Akrobatik, Insight, DJ JS1, and Mista Sinista. RADIx has been featured on MTV2, URB Magazine, Performer Magazine, Elemental, and all major Massachusetts newspaper publications.

In 2008, singles from RADIx’s album debuted on Fox. RADIx, isnow set to gather even more success with their second studio album. They have enlisted one of the top producers in the game, Statik Selektah, to produce the entire album. Their debut single from the album “The Return” has already been featured on major hip hop sites such as 2dopeboyz.com, Nahright.com, and Kevinnottingham.com. Renewed motivation to get the type of acclaim they feel they deserve has already launched RADIx back into the spotlight.

In 2010, RADIx will cement themselves as one of the best groups in the game. They both know that it will take hard work and dedication but that is nothing new to a group that started in a dorm room in 2003 and went on to perform in front of hundreds of thousands of people thus far in their career.

DNA x DJ Kris Stylez "Darwynism" Mixtape Is Coming


From MyGlobalHype:

DNA x DJ Kris Stylez "Darwynism" Mixtape is coming!

DJ Kris Stylez Shoutout:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsdbfGVEhP8

Introducing You to the artist DNA from Compton, CA, currently working
on projects in Europe touring and promoting his new music. His first
accomplishment was the mixtape "The Evolution" that he dropped with
DJ Big K (Cali Untouchable DJs), hosted by DJ Yooter (Heavy
Hitters/NYC). He also jumped on Tour with Game during the LAX tour in
Europe which help jump start his current new and highly anticipated
mixtape Darwynism, hosted by Game's Tour DJ, DJ Kris Stlyez. The
mixtape is featuring 24 explicit tracks, including "That Drank",
"V.I.P" and several other potential hit songs. DNA brings a different
element to the hip-hop world, by combining an international background
with street knowledge and poetic savy. Be on the lookout for
Darwynism...

DNA "That Drank"

Download <http://usershare.net/rw6v2onnpqqx>

DNA "VIP"

Download <http://usershare.net/wz24r7ixmt3b>

DNA "Bad Bitch"

Download <http://usershare.net/3rgq6xw8mya7>

Add DNA as friend on MySpace:

http://www.myspace.com/dnamusicdna

Follow DNA on Twitter:

http://www.twitter.com/dnamusicdna

Chalie Boy Announces Follow-Up to Smash Hit "I Look Good"


From Nancy B:

Chalie Boy Announces Follow-Up to Smash Hit "I Look Good"

Texas' 'versatile child', Chalie Boy, has announced the follow-up to his hugely successful single, "I Look Good" ; the Cracka Lack-produced club banger, "Look Like Money (Smell Like Dollaz".) "I Look Good", Chalie Boy's first entry into the world of national radio play, stayed on Billboard's charts for months and continues to be in high club rotation nationwide, garnering the Dirty 3rd/Battery/Jive artist a wealth of national media attention. His equally high-energy follow-up is currently making its way through mixshow and is already a club favorite throughout the South.

Chalie Boy's recent performance on BET's Spring Bling, show bookings through June and features in the upcoming issues of both The Source and Ozone, are clear indicators that his years of grinding through the mixtape circuit have not been wasted. This lyrical crooner-turned rapper is here to stay.

CHALIE BOY
"LOOK LIKE MONEY (SMELL LIKE DOLLAZ)"
As featured on Chalie Boy's all-original Free Download release titled I'm Here
Service pack includes the Dirty, Clean, Acappella & Instrumental Versions
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

SHOW SCHEDULE

5/15 - Austin, TX
5/22 - Fairbanks, AK
5/23 - Dallas, TX
5/26 - Colorado Springs, CO
5/27 - Denver, CO
5/28 - El Paso, TX
5/29 - Junction City, KS
5/30 Houston, TX *DUB Car Show performance*
6/2 - San Antonio, TX
6/10 Austin, TX
6/17 - Waco, TX
6/19 - Dallas, TX

MP3: Wu-Tang/El Michels Affair Project Enter the 38th Chamber


From Audible Treats:

MP3: Wu-Tang/El Michels Affair Remix Project Enter the 38th Chamber

A-Plus, Von Pea, Nuk Fam, And More Conclude El Michels Affair Wu-Tang Clan Covers

Critical Praise for El Michels Affair:

"Usually, hip-hop samples funk and jazz to manufacture its crowd-pleasers. Cinematic soul pusher El Michels Affair has reversed that polarity on its sophomore effort by revising Wu-Tang Clan’s immortal debut, Enter the 36th Chamber, using only El Michels’ taut rhythm section and a devoted love of hip-hop." - Wired.com

"The ensemble approaches the Wu-Tang material with genuine appreciation and artistry, bringing out some of the original influences that RZA's brilliant production drew on in the first place." - EntertainmentWeekly.com

The Songs:

After leaking the initial series of remakes from Enter The 37th Chamber in late 2009, El Michels Affair is back with the final three installments to the remix series. Released last year on Fat Beats, Enter The 37th Chamber is El Michels Affair's retro-soul recreation of many classic Wu-Tang Clan songs with an infusion of their signature style. In a project presented by URB.com, Fat Beats, and Audible Treats, Enter The 38th Chamber was released featuring a slew of artists remaking their own versions of these Wu-Tang Clan songs using El Michels Affair's instrumental covers.

The first leak in this series, "C.R.E.A.M." features A-Plus of Souls of Mischief and Knobody of the Hieroglyphics crew. While recreating a Wu-Tang anthem may be a difficult feat, the two met the lofty challenge. Over top El Michels' jazz-soul instrumentation, the duo maintains Wu-Tang Clan's original mantra with, "Cash rules everything around me / C.R.E.A.M. get the money / Dollar dollar bill, ya'll." Their new tone is complimented with upbeat guitar and bass and a more prominent embellishment of the track's original piano melody, all while maintaining the original sounds and elements that made the track a classic. Next on deck is Nuk Farm, N.R.O., and The Dugout's cover of "Protect Ya Neck," re-titled "Trifect Ya Neck." Taking the original dialogue from Wu-Tang's version, the cover's distorted bass, aggressive lyrical attacks, and strong instrumentals bring Wu-Tang's classic sound into the 21st century. Paying homage to the clan, the trifecta performed "Trifect Ya Neck" live at Southpaw in conjunction with the release of Enter The 37th Chamber. The third and final leak is "Shimmy Shimmy Ya," by the late Ol' Dirty Bastard of Wu-Tang Clan. Remade by Von Pea of Tanya Morgan and Spec Boogie of the Lessondary crew, the track overflows with horns and adds a child-like voice to rap the chorus. While recreating the classics was never an easy task, the variety of artists that created Enter The 38th Chamber didn't try to overshadow the legends. Instead, they revamped the tracks to demonstrate their own unique styles, bringing new life to the Shaolin classics.

A-Plus of Souls of Mischief and Knobody - "C.R.E.A.M.": http://media.audibletreats.com/A-Plus_And_Knobody-CREAM.mp3 .

Nuk Fam, N.R.O., and The Dugout - "Trifect Ya Neck": http://media.audibletreats.com/Nuk_Fam_And_NRO-Protect_Ya_Neck.mp3 .

Von Pea of Tanya Morgan and Spec Boogie - "Shimmy Shimmy Ya": http://media.audibletreats.com/Von_Pea_And_Spec_Boogie-Shimmy_Shimmy_Ya.mp3 .

NEOSONIC Blog: Pre-Order 12 Step Program on CD & Vinyl


From K-Murdock:

NEOSONIC Blog: Pre-Order 12 Step Program on CD & Vinyl

Last Tuesday was the (digital) soft-launch of 12 Step Program, which has been garnering all kinds of great reviews! Now that the Kickstarter campaign has ended, the funds we raised, thanx to our die-hard & supportive fans, are being put toward the physical pressings of the album on CD & Vinyl. 

Of course, the first people to get their physical copies of 12SP will be the aforementioned fans who "backed" us during the campaign, but we will have a good stash of CDs and even some vinyl left to sell as well!  So, if you wanna make sure you get one of those rare pressings, then PRE-ORDER NOW for CD and/or Vinyl.  We anticipate the end of the month as far as when the CDs & wax will be ready to ship, but please know its in the works!

For those who still get their digital downloads outside of Bandcamp.com (shame, shame), you can purchase 12 Step Program on iTuneseMusic & Amazon, to name a few places, too.  I'll have more details top of next week regarding the Panacea t-shirts, so stay tuned... and thanx for supporting Neosonic Productions' first OFFICIAL release!

K

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Posted By K-Murdock to NEOSONIC Blog
Video: Beat Drunx - "Drunken Master Strikes Back"


From Nadia Oussehmine:

Just dropping by to let you know the video for 'Drunken Master Strikes
Back', the first single for the upcoming 'Moment Of Clarity' album by
Belgian hiphopgroup BEAT DRUNX is now online. You can check it here:

http://vimeo.com/11313299

The group's first album 'Brewed & Bottled' is still up for free download
here:

http://soundcloud.com/beatdrunx/sets/beat-drunx-brewed-bottled


BEAT DRUNX - Drunken Master Strikes Back from Digsville Music on Vimeo.


Audio: J. Keys "I Like It (Keys to the City)" feat. Adeline


NEW ARTIST: J. KEYS “TRACK BY TRACK BRINGING HIP-HOP BACK”


Emerging artist J. Keys is dedicated to providing Hip-Hop lovers with the genre's true essence through his clever lyrics, witty wordplay and dynamic storytelling.

We introduce J. Keys to you with the first leak off his upcoming mixtape The Dead Horse entitled "I Like It (Keys to the City)" featuring R&B/Pop singer Adeline via Anonymous Records. Keys has a good time rhyming over Grand Puba's classic, while Adeline's vocals on the hook complete the song.

Stream/Download: J. Keys "I Like It (Keys to the City) feat. Adeline
Alternative Link @ UserShare.net

BIOGRAPHY

Always looking to strike the right tone in his music, Mid-West emcee J. Keys approaches every rhyme and song much like an author approaches a story, by outlining his message and conceptualizing music around his thoughts.

This emcee’s music transcends the poppy sounds that drive today’s hip hop. Keys’ hip hop is driven by clever rhyme schemes fusing life’s realities with humor and satire to make the significance of his music stand out.

“Musically I do what feels right to me in the moment. I do not believe in boundaries or conceding completely to other people’s expectations and don’t necessarily do what’s popular. Sometimes I go with the grain; a lot of the time I go against it. I feel like this makes me shine,” says Keys.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Keys discovered his love for music at a very early age. Naturally he was influenced by the melodies of Motown recording artists such as Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and Anita Baker. Growing up on the outskirts of Detroit, he was introduced to the lyrics of Gangstarr, Tupac, Nas, Outkast, Common, and countless other emcees that evidently fostered the sounds we hear from him today.

Keys’ debut EP, Something to Live For, was a powerful album packed with tight production and provoking lyrics on independent label, Anonymous Records. Along with his most recently released heater, The Dead Horse Mixtape, he has released the digital single “The One Two” on iTunes.

Coming soon from Keys are The Dead Horse Vol. 2: Vodka + Vegetables as well as his as-of-yet untitled second studio album that is sure to mark his arrival on hip hop’s larger stage.

In the current music climate, it seems everyone has a cliché definition for what is to be considered “real” hip hop. If hip hop is defined by giving hope to the hopeless and a voice to the voiceless, then without a doubt J. Keys is real hip hop.

J. Keys’ music is a direct reflection of the experiences that all hip hop lovers share, both good and bad. Listeners can enjoy the raw emotion that he pours into every lyric. His ultimate goal is to create a musical legacy that will last beyond his lifetime.

J. KEYS ON iTUNES TODAY!!!


Visit iTunes.com today for J. Keys official single "The One Two" here.

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