PR: BURNTmd - 'Not So Black & White' (Album Sampler)
In promotion for BURNTmd's Not So Black & White full length, which is now available, the Brooklyn-born, Vermont transplant and now Colorado resident offers a free download of the album's sampler which is blended, sliced and diced to perfection by Europe's 1991 DMC Champion, DJ Grazzhoppa. Weighing in at just under six minutes, the fast paced sampler showcases several of the album's cuts, adorned with drops from the likes of Black Thought, Inspectah Deck, GZA, Billy Danze, Akrobatik, CL Smooth and Necro, among others. NSBW includes guest features and production from Phil The Agony, Craig G, Keith Murray, Copywrite, Planet Asia, Madlib, J. Glaze, Reef Ali, Nastee and more.
Fred the Godson gives us a visual to arguably one his top verses on his current Mixtape City of God "Talkin' bout Money" Directed by Smitty for AllCity Productions, Federico Frederico gives us hope that lyricism is back on the rise!!!
PR: Nation Ruckus - "Against the Wall" (f/ Sir Jay, Jonathan Emile)
Fans can download this new summer single in anticipation for NR’s debut album Boombox Manifesto dropping September 2012 .
As summer is about to hit our doorstep, Montreal’s own Nation Ruckus drops the new single ''AGAINST THE WALL''. In pure MTL fashion, the track is an eclectic mash-up which features reggae artist Sir Jay and rapper Jonathan Emile. For music lovers in need of a sonic fix, the song is now available on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/against-wall-feat.-sir-jay/id534735638?l=fr .
Catchy yet underground to the fullest, the song is loyal to NR’s signature sound. Perfectly fitting for basement parties and cruises in the ''whip'', the joint is a heavy reggae-influenced rap manifesto. Reminiscent of old school hip hop, it finds NR’s front man (rapper E. aka Milk-E Fresh) spitting socially conscious rhymes over a party beat.
Next Tuesday, Nation Ruckus will be releasing the official music video for ''AGAINST THE WALL''. Directed by In-1 Studios, who produced NR’s previous video for ''Lockdown'' (youtu.be/NQa0Dul9UC4), the clip will showcase NR and its affiliates alongside some of the city’s best dancers.
The group's debut album, Boombox Manifesto, one of this year’s most promising projects is set to drop September 18th under their independent label Big Dreamz Records. For more information on Nation Ruckus happenings, visit www.NationRuckus.com, follow on Twitter @NationRuckus and join the Facebook page at facebook.com/NationRuckus.
News: Roach Gigz Announces The Bugged Out Tour For September
Roach Gigz is excited to announce his forthcoming headline tour, The Bugged Out Tour. The Bugged Out Tour, kicking off September 7th in San Francisco, will be Roach's second headlining tour in 2012, and will follow the release of Roach's official debut album, Bugged Out, in August. Starting today, three Fan Club Bundles, priced between $25 and $60, will allow fans to pre-purchase show tickets along with three exclusive t-shirts. Fan Club Bundles can be purchased via Roach Gigz' website.
Earlier this year, Roach Gigz headlined his first tour, the Can I Rap Tour, taking him to cities across the West Coast. And while the tour was a great first experience for Roach, he's looking forward to taking everything up a notch with The Bugged Out Tour. "My tour earlier this year was my first time headlining -- it was a stepping stone," says Roach. "I'm looking forward to everything being bigger and better this time around.”
The Bugged Out Tour will also bring a handful of first-time experiences for Roach on the road, including a special hometown performance and a debut performance in Los Angeles, at the famed venue The Roxy, on September 13th. "I'm looking forward to doing Slim's in San Francisco; it's going to be my first headlining show in San Francisco," says Roach, adding that he's also especially looking forward to return dates in Chico and Santa Cruz. "This is also going to be my first time playing in Los Angeles, so I'm really looking forward to that show."
And while the tour is offering Roach a number of exciting experiences, what he's most looking forward to is connecting with fans – and performing for them music from his forthcoming debut album, Bugged Out. "I'm going to be playing a bunch of the new music from Bugged Out on the tour," he says. "I always do the hits, but this time I'm just looking forward to trying out the new music for fans."
Bugged Out Tour Dates: September 07, San Francisco, CA – Slims September 08, Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones September 09, Bakersfield, CA – B Ryders September 10, San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brew September 13, Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy September 15, San Diego, CA – Porter's Pub September 16, Phoenix, AZ – Chasers September 25, Seattle, WA – Crocodile September 27, Spokane, WA – A Club September 28, Eugene, OR – WOW Hall September 29, Ashland, OR – Armory October 05, Chico, CA – Senator October 06, Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst
Expertly incorporating influences of electronic music, soul, hip-hop, and more, San Francisco group 40Love is comprised of emcee/vocalist Miss Haze, rapper G-OFF, and DJ/producers Mikos and The Whooligan. The group's name represents their being formed 40 years after the Summer Of Love in San Francisco, and that ethos shows up throughout their music and has earned the group accolades from OkayPlayer, NBC, URB, and others, and has allowed them to share stages with Mos Def, MC Lyte, Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Mark Farina, and more. 40Love released their debut album, Advantage, in 2007, and followed that effort with their sophomore album, BANGERANG! in 2009. Now, three years later, 40Love is prepping the release of their third album, Dreams Don't Sleep, which will be released July 24th, and includes features from Zumbi of Zion I, Black Spade, The Park, and more.
Video: Intikana f/ Lady M, MC Natra & DJ Topic - "Boricua Guerrero"
With the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City having just passed this weekend, I hope everyone is still excited to celebrate what it means to be Boricua! For me, being Boricua has a lot to do with what you do to celebrate the culture during the other 363 days out of the year. Today, I just released a new music video for a song called #BoricuaGuerrero. With this video, I want people to understand that Boricua pride stems from a lot more than just waving a flag. Cultural pride without knowledge of the culture is a dangerous pastime...