If you celebrate the holidays, enjoy your family and friends and have a great one. We appreciate you all.
In the midst of your activities, please take the time to get another taste of ScholarMan’s new album ExiSTANCE by downloading the latest banger “S.T.K.,” that features the lyrical talents of TrueBless and Kahli Abdu. Produced by ScholarMan.
Unearthed Documentary 80 Blocks From Tiffany's Re-Released After 25 Years
Portrait Of 1970s Era South Bronx And Gang Activity Accompanied By Bonus Features, 40-Page Book
(November 24, 2010) - Brooklyn, NY - Five Day Weekend and Traffic Entertainment are proud to announce the release of 80 Blocks From Tiffany's, director Gary Weis' 1979 documentary about the South Bronx and its gang culture. The previously unavailable film is now out on DVD, marking the first time it has been offered to the public in decades, and is accompanied by a handful of exciting bonus features.
Director Gary Weis was still working as a short film creator for Saturday Night Live when he came up with the idea for 80 Blocks after reading a Jon Bradshaw article, "Savage Skulls." Published in a 1977 issue of Esquire Magazine, the piece centered on two gangs based in the South Bronx at the time -- the Savage Nomads and the Savage Skulls. Weis became infatuated with the story and, soon after striking up a dialogue with Bradshaw, he convinced SNL producer Lorne Michaels to help him produce the film. Just two years later, in 1979, Weis and Bradshaw brought a camera crew to speak with members of both gangs, along with police officers, community activists, and civilians.
Despite its role as an important and unflinching portrait of a profoundly interesting time in New York and, as pointed out by The New York Times, hip hop's cultural history, 80 Blocks was, for many years, impossible to find, only briefly available as an educational VHS release in 1985. In the time since its initial release, the documentary has gained an overwhelming cult status. With little to no news coverage over the decades since its release dedicated fans continue to buzz about the film, especially now that the internet has provided fans common ground to fondly look back not only the documentary itself, but the era that it captured so vividly. The Times, in their recent coverage of its release, noted that copies of the documentary have been known to sell for up to $300 on eBay, a seemingly staggering figure until one considers the depth of its reach.
For the first time in 25 years, the film is easily available to the public on a DVD including interviews with producer/filmmaker Weis and director of photography Joan Churchill, as well as a 40 page book comprised of the original "Savage Skulls" article, an essay by David Hollander, and artwork by Julian Allen. Publications such as New York Press and the Amsterdam News have called the film a "time capsule," but even without the element of nostalgia, 80 Blocks holds up as a portrait of a subculture that might have otherwise been forgotten, as well as an important moment in cinema.
(New York, NY)-- "Georgia" is a new track off of Bubba's teaser EP for his long awaited 3rd studio album Miracle On Gamble Road. The song taps a timeless southern rock vibe and finds Sparxxx rhyming about how his hometown's evolution over the last 10 years.
"Georgia" is produced by Noah Rubin, who is know for his work on the critically acclaimed album "Wu Tang Chamber Music" as well as with the experimental Maroon 5 side project called Historics.
MP3: The Left - "How We Live" Feat. Hassaan Mackey
Rochester Rapper Hassaan Mackey Joins The Left For The Latest Single From Gas Mask
"How We Live," featuring Rochester rhymer Hassaan Mackey, is the latest single from Gas Mask, the already highly lauded debut album from Detroit hip-hop trio The Left, comprised of producer Apollo Brown, rapper Journalist103, and DJ Soko. The song is heavily influenced by The Left's and also Hassaan Mackey's surroundings. "I wanted us to make something that hit home," says Apollo Brown. "Not just the city where we live, but every inner city where people are being affected by these same issues."
Hassaan Mackey kicks things off with a depiction of his own environment Rochester, a city of New York often disregarded. "I'm a product of my environment/ Weed smoke and silencers/ Victims run from gunshots where projects sit," rhymes Mackey, with stark, vivid imagery over top Apollo Brown's soulful, wailing beat, before following with, "Reminiscing the view of skeletal frames/ Memories of life hang from what little remains." Offering his own take on the ills of inner city life, giving listeners a glimpse into one of the most notoriously rough cities of the 2000's, Journalist 103 takes to the chorus rapping, "Where we live at, kids they die from bullets that fly/ Where the code is eye for an eye, go 'head and try."
The Left's Gas Mask is currently available via Mello Music Group. Apollo Brown and Hassaan Mackey will also be releasing their own album together in 2011, titled Daily Bread.
The T-Pain T-Mix Thanksgiving takeover is now in overdrive, do not adjust your internets. Giving thanks to his fans by starting off with a very highly received "Black & Yellow" T-Mix, Teddy now unleashes a new whirlwind of T-Mixes to today's hottest records.
Video: Trends - "How to Have Sex With 2 Women a Day"
Hey Beautiful People,
How is everyone doing. I haven't hit you guys up in a while. Check out the Official Trailer to my new film "How to Have Sex with 2 Women A Day"
Click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9hEZqLl0K8 . (Warning: This Trailer Contains Graphic Language so you might not want to watch this with kids around and if you watch it at work put some headphones on-lol)
Thank you guys for all of your support. Please forward this to everyone you know and have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Also be on the look out for my new album "Honest Lies" coming soon.
Tywan M. Harris, rapper/songwriter, and entrepreneur, known as Cashmere, is proud to announce the release of "Take Me Away", the debut album by the Brooklyn rap messenger, on December 21, 2010.
Cashmere unveils his most inner thoughts and intimate feelings about the life-alerting events that led to the making of "Take Me Away", which wasn’t an easy journey for an aspiring and amazing talented artist that has gone through a lot of trials and tribulations in his early ages.
"The title 'Take Me Away' is something I asked God to do for me. To take me away from the negative things I was around, to take me away from the ghetto, the struggle, the poverty! At the same time I wanted him to also take me away to unbelievable heights, and let me enjoy all the fruits and labor of life, the way he said we are to enjoy."
"My debut album 'Take Me Away' means a lot to me as I put all my heart into it. It's the beginning of my new life and the first time I have really felt alive in a longtime. It's been a long road to get to where I am at now and I didn't just get here; I've had to learn the importance of patience, and understanding, and the best is yet to come."
The acclaimed lead single, "Where's Cashmere?", has already been released and well accepted by fans and critics and officially marks Cashmere's return to the Hip-Hop game, followed by the infectious single "It's My Time" -- music videos for both singles have already been released.
"I was one of, if not the, hottest up-n-coming Hip-Hop artist in NYC before I ran into troubles with the law. So everybody was asking where I was and what was going on with me -- they asked 'Where's Cashmere?' so I’m letting everybody know that Cashmere is back again to bring that crown back home."
Cashmere's career dates back to 2003 when his mixtape "The Proposal" was released, hosted by DJ Kay Slay, followed by "Me & My Music" (2006), hosted by Mr. Cee -- both critically acclaimed projects. In one of many articles written, The Source claimed that, "Cashmere is leading the charge to bring the Hip-Hop crown back home." Cashmere has worked with many artists including Bun B, Big Daddy Kane, Jim Jones, Lil Boosie, Akon, Maino and a host of others while being featured on albums such as DJ Kay Slay's "Streetsweepers Vol. 1", and the follow up "Pain From The Game".
In Cashmere's music you will find that you are envisioning a story so real and full of life, revisiting a feeling you have felt, and a sound you will want to replay over and over again. Cashmere recognizes his eagerly awaited album as his opportunity to showcase his skills once again, implying that this project is the culmination of years of practice and progress.
"Take Me Away" will be available in stores on December 21, 2010 via The Cash Administration.