For all those that like frisbees (CD's), the time has come. The J-Zone & Chief Chinchilla album (Live @ The Liqua Sto) is officially (itunes/digitally) out September 30, but the CD's are shipping now so everybody gets it at the same time. As we all know CD's don't sell like they used to, so with that being said...THE CD RELEASE OF THIS ALBUM HAS BEEN LIMITED TO 500 UNITS. There was an overrun of a handful of units, but there will be no represses. Like my moms used to say..."Get it fast, get it slow, but once they gone aint no mo!". The CD also has instrumentals for all of the commercials as a bonus feature (instrumentals aren't available on the digital release). It comes in a slimline case but the CD's are legit. The CD can be ordered in any of 3 places for now
1. Paypal me $13 here or via myspace (free worldwide shipping and Chief Chinchilla autograph included!)
Round 5 Producer Winner - JBatts14k New York, NY (September 23, 2008)
Loud.com, stand up!! It's been a busy week for us. We appreciate all the work everyone is doing on the site, and we hope you feel the same. A lot of ya'll were diggin Steve's blog on his new assistant (LOL!), and we landed some big interviews with Royce Da 5'9 and Joe Budden, hopefully clarifying whatever "beef" the other thought they had. We've been planning some major initiatives for the future of the site, so make sure you keep submitting, keep networking and keep using the platform we've built for you - IT'S ONLY GOING TO GET BETTER (hint, hint).
Our Round 5 Producer Winner didn't come easy this past week. The room was torn between something different and something very "right now," but in the end, J. Batts and his guitar were chosen for a trip to the finals. Congratulations, sir! Coming in a close second was Dymez918... that's the first time we've ever announced the runner-up, and we say that to say this: KEEP THE HOT SHIT COMING. We are watching a lot of people right now, so if you feel you should have won and didn't, this ain't the time to pack it up and go home.
We also caught up with recent Universal Motown signees and West Coast standouts, Pacific Division, for a segment of Loud.com Favorites, this week. They just finished up a showcase for their new friends a grip of loyal fans at LOVE in NYC. They're doin some heavy work, and have that certain "it" quality to ultimately stand out in the crowded world of music. We expect to find that next person on Loud.com...
There's a grip of other good stuff on the site this week, and more to come. Check our feature interview with Dynamic Producer Beat Battle Winner Billboard, a new blog from Steve talking about the upcoming release of Akon's new album and our exclusive 12" of The Week from Alchemist. We will be debuting another Loud.com Favorites with Charles Hamilton on Thursday, and some exclusive editorials on the music industry tomorrow.
But right now, a few quick items of note:
RAPPERS! Round 6 Voting IS COMPLETE!
* A winner will be announced September 30th * Submissions for Round 7 Begin TODAY! * These next rounds are crucial; we want the next superstar, not the next "now" - DO YOU AND NO ONE ELSE!! PRODUCERS! Submissions for Round 6 are CLOSED! * Voting begins today, and we will announce a Round 6 winner October 7th! * Congrat J. Batts! His guitar, his look and the different approach he's taking to making music divided the room but opened the eyes of all. Check out his music, and watch for the interview! * Big up to our Week 6 Runner-Up, Dymez.
One of the hottest rappers in the game today is offering you the chance to put her on your next project! Our own Adam Bernard tipped me off about this Craigslist posting where Jean Grae is in fact offering to spit 16 bars for only $800 on whatever you want. In her own words, "If everyone's gonna make money offa me, why not make it directly and go directly to the people who really love this shit anyway? Out of the hands of big business, straight to you." Just hit up the link if you want the details and want her to smash your next song with a cameo.
VINNIE PAZ (JEDI MIND TRICKS) & OUTERSPACE SPEAK ON "GOD'S FURY"--IN STORES SEPTEMBER 30TH (VIDEO)
Legendary MC Vinnie Paz (of Jedi Mind Tricks) talks about his history with Outerspace, the Phillie-based underground duo and core members of the indie supergroup sensation Army of The Pharaohs. "Tio" Vinnie talks about the experience of executive producing a record with his long-time friends and collaborators, and how Outerspace's third LP, "God's Fury" (in stores September 30th), is the best offering yet from his "Boricua Brothers."
Planet & Crypt chime in as well in this first of a multi-part webisode series, here commenting upon the meaning of the album's title. Crypt opens up regarding the personal familial struggle that catalyzed (and permeated) the creative process behind "God's Fury." This is real talk for grown men.
With a little help from Psycho Realm (Sick Jacken & Cynic), Reef the Lost Cauze, King Magnetic, King Syze, Doap Nixon, Des Devious and of course Vinnie Paz himself, among others, Crypt & Planet have crafted a modern masterpiece.
1.)Will be honored along with Cypress Hill at VH-1 Hip-Hop Honors on Oct. 2 in NY. 2.)NEW DEBUT solo album, Diary of a Mad Dog, in-stores September 30 on SubUrban Noize Records 3.)Just completed extensive tour of Europe and Australia with Cypress Hill 4.)Back from solo appearances on Strange Noize Tour with Kottonmouth Kings, X Clan, Tec N9ne, etc. 5.)Video to first single, "Capo" about to be finished 6.) Sen suffered a heart attack earlier this year. It changed his view on life.
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According to our friends at www.udubnews.com, Kanye West and Grammy Award winning partner Rhymfest are working with Comedy Central for a show described as "Hip-Hop Meets The Muppets." West and 'Fest will serve as executive producers on the show, which will be launched by the creators of Crank Yankers. Kanye will host the pilot episode of the show, which if picked up by CC will feature a different celebrity guest each week.
Canned Food Drive Added to The Art of Hip Hop Weekend Buffalo, NY
DTR45 announced today that a canned food drive will now be held in conjunction with the "Buffalo Art of Hip Hop Festival". The weekend-long extravaganza will be kicked the evening of Friday, September 26 at the Albright Knox Art Gallery, featuring a number of events, workshops, showcases, and demonstrations.
"We have received a great response from the community in support of this weekends events- artists, activists, organizations, media and local government - so we want to make sure we give something back", DTR Founder Tony Caferro commented. Patrons attending any of the events are encouraged to bring a canned food item, which will be donated to the Food Bank of WNY and Compass House. The label has a history of holding food drives around the holiday season, but as Caferro pointed out, "Today more than ever, many families are feeling financially stressed all year round, especially here in Buffalo. It's important that everyone contributes what they can."
Anyone making a charitable donation will be registered for a chance to win one of the many prizes supplied by the events' sponsors, which includes New Era Cap, Xtreme Wheels Skatepark, Sakora Art Supplies, and of course DTR45.
Full Schedule of Events, Time, Venues, and Performers:
Friday September 26 5pm-9pm: The Art of Hip Hop 3 @ The Albright Knox Art Gallery - 1285 Elmwood Ave featuring Edreys, Fresh Guac, A.L. Third, DJ Lopro and DJ Cutler Free and Open to All Ages
10pm: The Art of Hip Hop Afterparty @ Cozumel VIP Lounge 153 Elmwood Ave featuring DJ Lopro, Universal and Tiger. Live to air to WBNY 91.3FM Free and 21+
Saturday September 27 4pm-8pm: The Rally @ Rock Harbor Yard 57 Tonawanda St featuring Dali s Climax, Pseudo Intellectuals, A.L. Third, Edreys and 6 Lenses Free and Open to All Ages
7-11pm: Battle at Buffalo @ Verve 910 Main St 3rd Floor 2 X 2 Breakdance battle feat Depree, Simple and Miss Shing-a-Ling $5 and Open to All Ages
10pm: Krush Groovin Old School Party @ Merlins 727 Elmwood Ave feat Mad Dukes (of Type:Relevant), It Smells Like Laundry, Sons of the King and Eimaj. $5 and 21+ ($2 cover if dressed in 1980's era wardrobe!)
Sunday September 28 9pm: Vast Aire (of Def Jux s Cannibal Ox) @ Broadway Joe s 3051 Main St feat Vast Aire, Kool Taj, Masterpeace, Askew Artistry, and Sons of Style. $7 and 18+ -------------------------
Kottonmouth Kings and Strange Noize Tour Raises Over $3,000 For Wounded Soldiers of Ward 57 *** Group Reveals Cover Art And Tracklisting For The Green Album In Stores October 28th ***
California based rip-hop hybrids the Kottonmouth Kings have donated over $3,000 from this year’s successful Strange Noize Tour to the wounded soldiers of Ward 57. The group banded together with Doug Cox, owner of the national street marketing company Poster Giant, along with designers Alex Lewis and Eoin Doherty of the Mazui Foundation to create a one-of-a-kind tour poster that was sold on this year’s Strange Noize Tour.
"No matter what your political views are, everyone can appreciate the fact that the wounded soldiers are our brothers and sisters that need our help. We owe it them to pick up the torch and make sure that these soldiers have what they need," says Kottonmouth Kings frontman Brad X. "The donation we made to Ward 57 this year is only a fraction of is needed financially to continue giving these soldiers the best possible care. Let's make sure that none of these soldiers are ever forgotten. We are asking everyone to pitch in and make a donation through Ward 57's website, because even a couple dollars can make a huge difference if we all band together in times of need."
The proceeds from the sale of the poster went directly to the Ward 57 and will go towards the purchase of such items such as amputee wheelchairs, medical equipment, DVD players, TVs, movies, music, washing machines and other items needed to bring the best quality of life possible to the country’s wounded soldiers. The partnership brought together two groups of people who might have opposing political, religious or social views, but put personal barriers aside to help those in need. A limited number of the posters are still available to purchase online at www.operationward57.org .
Ward 57 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) in Washington D.C. is filled with those that have been torn apart both physically and mentally. They are taking months to recover only to be discharged to substandard housing for even more recovery time, with some taking years. This is the ward of the forgotten. To date there are at least 750 American amputees due to the Iraq War.
Kottonmouth Kings have revealed the cover art and tracklisting for their upcoming tenth studio album, “The Green Album” online at http://www.subnoizestore.com/Kottonmouth-Kings-The-Green-Album-p/nze101.htm . The album will land in stores October 28th, 2008 through the group’s own Suburban Noize Records. In an effort to continuously spread their message of peace and positive vibrations the group will be donating a percentage of profits from the sale of album to various environmental causes.
For the release of the Kottonmouth Kings monumental tenth studio album, the group pulled out all the stops. Consisting of twenty-one prime cuts recorded over a six month stretch at the group’s own Burbank, CA based studio, “The Green Album” blends together earth shattering hip-hop, rawkus punk-rock and soulful acoustics to create the group’s career defining release. The album is anchored by collaborations with hip-hop’s hottest rapper, Tech N9ne, on "Sex Toy", Oregon's king of rapid-fire rhyme the Dirtball on “Green Grass” and hip-hop legend Brother J of X-Clan spitting his brand of ancestral wisdom on “Free World”.
The album release comes on the heels of the Kottonmouth Kings headlining this summer’s biggest underground music tour, The Strange Music Festival alongside Tech N9ne. The tour smashed all expectations with huge turnouts and over 90% of the two-month tour was sold out beyond capacity. The tour is proof that the underground musical movement spearheaded by its headliner’s can no longer be ignored by the mainstream.
THIRD ANNUAL I ROCK THE MIC CONFENCE & AWARDS ANNOUNCED Family Reunion of Urban Radio Will Focus On "Stepping Your Game Up to the Next Level of Excellence"
Miami, FL, September 18, 2008 - Plans for the 3rd Annual I Rock The Mic Conference & Awards (IRTM) were announced today. The conference dates are set for December 4 - 7 in Miami Beach, Florida at the Eden Roc Resort & Spa. The theme for the leading empowerment gathering for urban radio professionals is "Stepping Your Game Up to the Next Level of Excellence."
IRTM, known as the family reunion of urban radio, creates a very unique environment where accomplished industry professionals and the aspiring convene for power networking, informative panels, talent development and programming workshops and exclusive entertainment events. 2007 marked the first time that key urban radio powerhouses were under one roof at the same time. Industry leaders such as Tom Joyner, Doug Banks, Elroy Smith, Big Boy, Doc Wynter, Donnie Simpson, Reggie Rouse, Gary Bernstein, Michael Baisden, Rickey Smiley, Terry Monday, Keith Sweat, Big Tigger, FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein, RIAA's Carlos Linares, Arbitron's Julian Davis and many more came together to network and talk about the business of urban radio.
The 2008 IRTM weekend retreat kicks off this year with a celebration of powerful women who rock the mic and the conference will feature live broadcasts by personalities on radio and internet stations, interactive panel discussions on current industry issues and information that will include representatives from the NABOB, RIAA and other industry organizations.
Back by popular demand this year is the talent development boot camp. New to the conference agenda is a programmers workshop and luncheon that will feature some of the most powerful programming leaders in the country.
"I Rock The Mic is about empowerment. Many think urban radio is heading towards extinction but they are wrong. Urban radio is transitioning and today its all about taking our old school knowledge and tying in the new school technology," says Rick Party Co-Founder of IRTM and CEO of Sizzle Productions. "I Rock The Mic empowers urban radio professionals and students with knowledge of today. We are committed to the responsibility of preserving the history and shaping the future of urban radio?
The IRTM Awards close the weekend and have honored urban radio legends and icons for their contribution to the industry. Past honorees include Hal Jackson, Jerry Rushin, Irene Johnson Ware, Herb Kent, Tom Joyner, Walt 'Baby' Love and Donnie Simpson. The 2008 honorees will be announced in October.
It seems that disgruntled rap superstar Busta Rhymes has finally found a new place to call home. www.udubnews.com is reporting that he has signed with Motown Records and reunited with former boss Sylvia Rhone, who was chief officer at Elektra Records whem Busta started his career. Months ago we reported that Busta and Interscope label head Jimmy Iovine got into an argument which resulted in Busta being dropped from the label, but Busta's representatives insist that he asked to be released from his contract. Thanks to udub for giving us the update and congrats to Busta Rhymes on moving forward with his career.