Tuesday May 26, 2015
Feature of the Week

[Tomorrow We Live] When Dove Awards don't dovetail.

KB Review

Latest News Headlines
Video: Rick Ross Performs "Super High" at IMAX in Tampa

From DJ Smallz:

Video: Rick Ross Performs "Super High" at IMAX in Tampa

MP3: Dorrough feat. Ray J - "Breakfast In Bed"

From BF Blasts:

MP3: Dorrough feat. Ray J - "Breakfast In Bed"

CLEAN http://www.sendspace.com/file/svxkv6 .
DIRTY http://www.sendspace.com/file/ugohnk .

Video: Jamieson - "P.U.S.H."

From Jamieson Music:

Video: Jamieson - "P.U.S.H."

Video: Ace Hood - "In the Morning"

From Mr. E:

Video: Ace Hood - "In the Morning"

MP3: Spectac feat. Big Daddy Kane - "One Day Remix"

From Domination Recordings:

MP3: Spectac feat. Big Daddy Kane - "One Day Remix"

Now available for free download is the new single "One Day" Remix  from Spectac featuring Big Daddy Kane & Kofi. The single is produced by K-Hill  and is taken from Spectac's new album "Looks Like Another Job For Spectac" on Domination Recordings.

Free Download: One Day Remix http://dominationrec.bandcamp.com/track/one-day-remix-feat-big-daddy-kane-kofi .

PR: Swollen Members' Mad Child Announces Solo Album 'Dope Sick'

From Kerosene Media:

Swollen Members' Mad Child Announces Solo Album 'Dope Sick'

Swollen Members’ Mad Child Announces The Release Of Solo Album “Dope Sick” & Prevail Releases ‘SpaseFase’ EP

Swollen Members’ Mad Child has announced he will be releasing his solo debut “Dope Sick” in early 2011 through Suburban Noize. The album was inspired by Mad Child ’s ongoing battle with drug addiction and his descent into severe Oxycontin dependence. Mad Child has debuted the track “Hanging On By A Thread” featuring a beat by Madlib from his upcoming mixtape online at http://bit.ly/aBaDkI .
Prevail has recently released his new solo EP “SpaseFase” through digital retailers. The EP is a journey into conspiracy and an expression of various topics, executed in a way that only Prevail could orchestrate.
“This project which showcases the skills of both mc and producer, ‘SpaseFase’ is a high energy, lyrically forward release that Swollen Members listeners will love,” Prevail said about the solo release. “We just shot a video for the song ‘Razorblades ‘featuring Malia May and it looks amazing. This EP is quickly becoming an instant classic, so make sure you get it now on iTunes!”
Swollen Members will be touring throughout Canada in September and then launch a full US tour in November. Swollen Members are currently putting the finishing touches on their new studio album “Dagger Mouth”, which is scheduled for early 2011 release.
Sept 11 - Prince George, BC - Roll-O-Dome
Sept 16- Kelowna, BC - Gotcha’s Nightclub
Sept 17- Chilliwack, BC - Echo Room
Sept 18- Victoria, BC - Sugar
Sept 19- Nanaimo, BC - Queens Hotel
Sept 23- Calgary, AB - Back Alley
Sept 24- Lethbridge, AB - Exhibition Park – Main Pavillion
Sept 25- Red Deer, AB - Urban Rodeo
Sept 27- Yorkton, SK - Ultra
Sept 28- Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid
Sept 29- Winkler, MB - Morden Complex
Sept 30- Saskatoon, SK - Tequilla Night Club
Oct 02 - Nelson, BC - Royal Hotel

* www.MySpace.com/SwollenMembers *

PR: DJ Qbert Voted America's Best DJ for 2010

From Justin Kleinfeld:

DJ Qbert Voted America's Best DJ for 2010

ABDJ Awards Ceremony and Closing Party Set for October 2 at The Palms Hotel & Casino Las Vegas - With Paul Oakenfold’s Planet Perfecto party

Port Washington, N.Y. - The votes have all been counted and it's official - DJ Times magazine and Pioneer DJ are proud to announce that DJ Qbert has been voted America's Best DJ for 2010.

The talented San Francisco-based jock - and ABDJ runner-up in both 2008 and 2009 - will be honored October 2 in Las Vegas for the ABDJ Closing Party, which will include a press reception at Ghost Bar in The Palms Hotel & Casino. After being presented with his trophy - a special Gold-Plated Pioneer mixer - from 2009 America’s Best DJ winner Z-Trip, DJ Qbert will perform at the Rain Nightclub for Paul Oakenfold’s Planet Perfecto party, one of America's wildest nights out. (Incidentally, Z-Trip maintains his “Z-Trip Revolution” residency at the Rain nightclub in The Palms, where he took over the decks after the passing of DJ AM.)

"Skratching Lives!  What a great opportunity to show that we DJs are musicians. Thank you to everyone at DJ Times, ThudRumble.com, and everyone for supporting the skratch art!," said DJ Qbert, reacting to the news that he was voted 2010 champ.

Running in tandem with the competition, the 20-event America’s Best DJ Summer Tour (presented by Pioneer DJ) kicked off Memorial Day Weekend at Movement: Detroit’s Electronic Music Festival and wraps with the closing party at the Palms on October 2. Along the way, America’s Best DJ summer tour stopped at Baltimore’s Starscape Festival, New York’s Black & White Festival, Denver’s Global Dance Festival and Atlantic City’s DJ Expo, among many other events.  

Additionally, we’re happy to announce that Kelly Perry of Denver, Colorado has won the ABDJ Grand Prize trip for two to Las Vegas that includes roundtrip airfare, accommodations at The Palms, and VIP treatment at the America’s Best DJ closing party in Rain Nightclub.



A genuine DJ legend, Qbert is a turntablist who makes other jocks stand back in awe. Hailing from the San Francisco area, QBert gained fame as a competition-winning battle jock and as one-fifth of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz DJ crew. Always the innovator, QBert’s repertoire of scratches and other tricks has won a global following of fans and vinyl-fetish DJs.

Check Out DJ Qbert's Myspace at http://www.myspace.com/djqbert !

A DJ whose profile continues to rise, Kaskade (aka Ryan Raddon) has become one of our most in-demand club talents, not to mention one of America's most prolific producers. A creator of six artist albums, including 2010's Dynasty, Kaskade has enjoyed chart success with that CD's eponymous single, plus others like "Move For Me" (with Canada's Deadmau5), "Everything" and "Stars Align."

Check Out Kaskade's Myspace at http://www.myspace.com/kaskademusic !

By the time he was old enough to vote, A-Trak (aka Alain Macklovitch) had won more international championships than Sugar Ray Robinson. Indeed, between 1997 and 2000, A-Trak took eight different DJ titles, including the 1997 DMC World Championship at the precocious age of 15, making him the organization’s youngest winner. Now a seasoned veteran, the Montreal-born A-Trak went on to become Kanye West’s Tour DJ, launched the ultra hip Fool’s Gold Records and scored big with a number of remixes, most notably with The Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ “Off With their Heads.”

Check Out A-Trak's Myspace at http://www.myspace.com/djatrak !

Video: Wise Intelligent - "Water Walker A Capella"

From Wise Intelligent:

Video: Wise Intelligent - "Water Walker A Capella"

Ninja Tune's 20th Anniversary - Cut Chemist, Kid Koala & More

From Terrorbird Media:

Ninja Tune's 20th Anniversary - Cut Chemist, Kid Koala & More

Pioneering electronic label Ninja Tune announces their U.S. events to celebrate 20 excellent years in existence. The shows will take place in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco with appearance from marquee artists such as Amon Tobin, Kid Koala, DJ Food, Cut Chemist, as well as acts from Ninja's new guard like ESKMO and Toddla T & Serocee. Starting October 28th, they will begin three full back-to-back events in the cities mentioned, the event in San Francisco is FREE to the public (sponsored by Converse) Folks can RSVP for it at http://reg.inticketing.com/evinfo.php?eventid=123625 .

28th October - New York - Santo's Party House
Amon Tobin, Kid Koala, DJ Food & DK, Poirier, Toddla T & Serocee, DJ Kentaro, Eskmo, more TBD
96 Lafayette St//New York, NY 10013

29th October - San Francisco - 1015 Folsom
(FREE!  Sponsored by Converse!)
Amon Tobin, Kid Koala, DJ Food & DK, Toddla T & Serocee, DJ Kentaro, Eskmo, Ghostbeard, An-Ten-Nae, and Motion Potion, more TBD
103 Harriet St//San Francisco, CA 94103

30th October - Los Angeles - Echo/Echoplex
Amon Tobin, Kid Koala, Cut Chemist, DJ Food & DK, Toddla T & Serocee, DJ Kentaro, Eskmo, Ghostbeard, more TBD
1822 W. Sunset Blvd//Los Angeles, CA 90026

This weeks free Ninja XX download is Amon Tobin's video for "Esther's" directed by up-and-coming Belgian director Charles De Meyer. Also, to boot, Ninja Tune is offering a 320 mp3 of 'Shut Down', highlighting one of the amazing Monthly Joints available previously on a special limited-edition picture disc package.

Sign up for free downloads at www.ninjatunexx.com .

Video: Tiff the Gift feat. Jean Grae - "Punch In"

From Digi Crates:

Video: Tiff the Gift feat. Jean Grae - "Punch In"

Pages: << Prev Next >>

Welcome to RapReviews.com for the week of May 26th, 2015!! Please like us on Facebook and shop Amazon through RapReviews so we can bring you new material every week. This week we have TEN new items for you to enjoy: Clara Wang's Fashawn interview, an editorial with Fifteen Important Rap Videos From 1996, eMC's "The Tonite Show," a new edition of The Hip-Hop Shop, KB's "Tomorrow We Live" (our featured review), Oddisee's "The Good Fight," Rhonnie O'Neal's "The May," Samurai Guru's "Glitch," Supreme Ace's "Timeless" and Emanuel Wallace: The (W)rap Up for May 19, 2015!

Be sure to check the RapReviews newsfeed for the latest news and updates. Subscribe to the newsfeed via your browser for articles like Video: Def3 - "Wildlif3". RapReviews.com also recommends the AMP w/ Emerson Witner & Jason Harland from the AngryMarks Podcast Network. We appreciate your support and welcome any feedback you have. Thanks for visiting RapReviews.com!!

© RapReviews.com, a Flash Web Design Exclusive