Tuesday September 18, 2018
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Jill Scott's New Show - No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency


You may have heard our friend The Cancer talking about this on the latest edition of his K4D radio show. Now thanks to the Unsigned Man PR people we've got some more details and a clipping of an article from People Magazine!


From Unsigned Man:

Check out Jill Scott, star of the hot HBO series, the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, being named one of TV's Breakout Stars in the new People Magazine!!

Here's a clip of the breakout show, the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdee9507YVM .

Courtesy Unsigned Man 

Bubba Sparxxx & Greg Street New Compilation


From Koch Records:

BUBBA SPARXXX & GREG STREET IN CONJUNCTION WITH NEW SOUTH ENTERTAINMENT ARE PROUD TO PRESENT

THE NEW SOUTH -- A NEW COMPILATION ALBUM FEATURING SOME OF
THE HOTTEST NEW RAP TALENT FROM ACROSS THE U.S.

ALBUM ALSO FEATURES SUPERSTARS RAY J AND JIM JONES

THE NEW SOUTH IS SET TO BE RELEASED MAY 5TH, 2009


(New York, NY) — New South Entertainment in conjunction with E1 Music (formerly KOCH Records) is proud to announce the release of The New South, a Bubba Sparxxx/Greg Street compilation album, on May 5th, 2009. For the past 2 years, Bubba Sparxxx, one of the most forward thinking rappers to bless the game, has been scouring the U.S. for some of today’s hottest up-and-coming new rappers. His unique style and incredible ears will help make New South one of the freshest compilations in a long time. Bubba has also brought on some special reinforcement by partnering up with Greg Street, one of America’s most influential urban radio personalities.

Along with 7 tracks of his own, including the first single “Beatin’ Down Da Block,” The New South is set to represent hip hop from every major U.S. region, along with some other International surprises.

To hear “Beatin’ Down Da Block,” by Bubba Sparxxx featuring and produced by Dirt Reynolds, please click here:

Streaming URL: http://kochent.edgeboss.net/qtime/kochent/bubbasparxxx/beatindowndablock.mov .

Streaming URL: http://kochent.edgeboss.net/wmedia/kochent/bubbasparxxx/beatindowndablock.wvx .

“She Got Me Like (Ah S***),” the Bubba Sparxxx track feat. Ray J, got 1.8 million online video views its first weekend online, and can be heard here: 

Download URL: http://kochent.edgeboss.net/download/kochent/bubbasparxxx/ahhshit.mp3 .

Streaming URL: http://kochent.edgeboss.net/qtime/kochent/bubbasparxxx/ahhshit_broadband_aud_stream.mov .

Highlights from the new compilation include bangers from J. Money, one of the hottest artists in the clubs in Atlanta (“First Name Last Name,” currently exploding at WHTA / WVEE), and Kenny Knox , the in demand street artist from St. Louis (“Git Ghetto,” which has been getting regular airplay on WHHL).

Additional tracks on The New South represent the ‘hoods all across the U.S, including the infectious track “Up To No Good” by hot new artist 6’6” 240 feat. Playboy, the underground Atlanta smash “Dump Dat,” by Tight, “Bo Fum” by Hustle Boy feat. Jim Jones, “Caramel Sunday” by Dallas native Dorrough and “Against Da Wall,” a new track by Fatigue (who won B.E.T.’s Freestyle Friday competition).

Producers like the Super Daves, Chason Dreamz, Basement Beats, DJ Monstalung, 95, Aktual, Poli Paul and Shuko are also on board with crazy new beats. 

Sparxxx says, "I know everybody thinks I've just been out getting’ that show money for the past 2 years, and they are right about that. But I've been keepin’ my ear to the streets as I'm hittin’ these cities and connecting with who's hot. Everybody on board for this project has been on the grind for a minute. Me and Greg Street have been talkin about giving independent artists a chance to shine in a major way and this project accomplishes that. This is only the beginning- Street and Bubba gonna keep these comin’. If you got hot music, holla at us. We getting’ Volume 2 ready now."

Bubba first hit the scene in 2001 with his Gold certified album, Dark Days, Bright Nights (which yielded the monster hit “Ugly”), Sparxxx followed up with his genre-bending Deliverance, an album that took many fans by surprise and earned the rapper much critical acclaim for being well ahead of his time thanks to its ground-breaking sound. Bubba’s last album The Charm (released in 2006) spawned the massive hit “Ms. New Booty” which became one of the biggest Ringtones of all time and hit well over 12,000 spins per week at Radio and peaked at #1 at Rap Radio and #7 on Top 40 radio.

Together, Sparxxx’ 3 albums have collectively sold over 1.3 million albums in the U.S. alone. When Sparxxx is on the road, he is checking out what’s bumping in Georgia; what’s banging in the Lou; finding the flow from Florida. With his help, along with New South Entertainment, they have been gathering the hits from East to West!  More info will follow, please book mark www.myspace.com/bubbasparxxx for all the latest announcements.

Bubba is also hard at work on The Impolite Gentleman, his fourth full length album to be released later in 2009 through New South Entertainment/E1 Music.

For more information, go to: www.kochrecords.com or www.myspace.com/bubbasparxxx .

dead prez & Green Lantern Join Forces For New LP


From Kimberly Trick:

dead prez AND THE EVIL GENIUS DJ GREEN LANTERN
JOIN FORCES FOR POWERFUL NEW LP
- Pulse of the People Hits Stores June 23, 2009 - 


New York, NY (March 2009) Stic.man and M-1, the revolutionary duo that comprise dead prez, combine forces with DJ Green Lantern for Pulse of The People, a new LP and third installment of their critically acclaimed independent series, Turn off the Radio Vol. 3. Due in stores June 23, 2009, Pulse of The People will be released through Green Lantern’s new label, Invasion Music Group/Boss up Inc.  Pulse of The People features appearances from Styles P, Bun B, K’Naan, Chuck D, and Invasion Music Group’s own Johnny Polygon.

Highly acclaimed DJ and producer, The Evil Genius DJ Green Lantern, reached out to dead prez for contributions to his mixtapes in the past.  Although respect was always mutual between the camps, the timing was not yet ripe for a full album collaboration. After the success of the Rock the Bells Tour, featuring both Green and dead prez, they decided it was time to make it happen. The three hit the studio in February to create Pulse of The People, “an album with all original songs written by dead prez and produced entirely by DJ Green Lantern”, explains Stic.man. “Pulse of The People is presented in a format that reps the streets and what’s happening in the hearts and minds of the people that don’t get represented in the mainstream.” With dead prez’s respect for DJ Green Lantern’s work as a producer/tastemaker and his new label, Invasion Music Group, distributed by The Orchard, on board, Pulse of The People came to life just in time to bang out for the summer and beyond.

In addition to going “Green” with this album musically, the politically active dead prez chose sustainable packaging for the effort. This revolutionary move not only breaks ground in hip-hop, but shows that they stand by what they speak.

About dead prez:

dead prez has been crafting revolutionary gangsta hip-hop since the late 1990s.  Having previously released two major label albums, two volumes of their independent Turn off the Radio series and two solo albums, the dead prez way-of-life brand is an international symbol of substance within the genre, connecting hardcore hip hop heads with the growing movement for liberation, social justice and grassroots empowerment in the scene.

About DJ Green Lantern:

Named by MTV as 2008’s Mixtape and Radio DJ of the year, this succinct summation hardly does justice to the magnitude of DJ Green Lantern’s accomplishments last year. He put together Nas’ Nigger Mixtape, a rare official mixtape from the Queensbridge king, that served as a middle finger to all those who opposed his controversial Untitled album. Having worked on the Barack Obama: Yes We Can mixtape as well as Royce Da 5’9’s Bar Exam 2 and Immortal Technique’s 3rd World cemented the fact that DJ Green Lantern doesn’t chase the biggest checks but works with artists he respects.

J*DaVeY Video - Slooow


From Audible Treats:

Video: J*DaVeY - "Slooow"      03.30.2009
Contest on MTVU Freshman Starts Today, Winner Receives Rotation On MTV    

While we eagerly await material from J*DaVeY's upcoming full-length album, the Los-Angeles based new wave-electro-sex-punk duo are trying their best to tease us mercilessly. This time around, J*DaVey bring the sultry track "Slooow" from their double EP Beauty in Distortion / Land of the Lost, to life through a video that subtly melts into our speakers and our eardrums. Set behind a quivering red and black backdrop that oozes, bends, and spreads across the screen, the video takes us into an abstract dream-like world that lets us see what J*DaVeY's understated and suggestive bleeps and coos look like in the visual realm.

The video, directed by up and comer Tomas Whitmore, has already premiered at #8 on BET JAMS and is up for MTVU's The Freshman Contest. Starting this today at 11am EST until Friday at noon, J*DaVeY babies can vote for "Slooow" as many times as they want. If "Slooow" beats out the competitors, the video will be placed in permanent rotation on MTV.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1UYv8NWMU4 .
Vote: http://www.mtvu.com/category/music/the-freshmen/ .

The Background:

With production ranging from the spastic, space-age drums of "Mr. Mister" to the celestial keys of "Might As Well," The Beauty In Distortion plays with the variance and depth of a polished, full album. On The Land of the Lost, producer-extraordinaire ?uestlove and Renaissance emcee Phonte of Little Brother contribute in an equally holistic compilation of futuristic records. Throughout the 23 tracks, two constants bind the project together in a mystical fashion: the steamy vocal musings of Jack Davey and the bleeps, drums, and melodies of Brook D'Leau.

Heralded as a cross between Prince and the B-52s, J*DaVeY is in fact influenced by too many genres to count. A fusion of funk, surf, soul, hip-hop, and electronic secret sauce, the J*DaVeY EPs will satiate starving fans from all ends of the musical spectrum. Already featured everywhere from Fader to Allure to CSI: New York, Jack and Brook are prepared to smoothly swagger into the limelight with their first major release. All ears not finely tuned to the freshly paved street will ring come July. The Beauty In Distortion / The Land of the Lost EP is in stores now.
 
Slooow Video
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1UYv8NWMU4 *

No More
* http://media.audibletreats.com/JDavey-No_More.mp3 *

Mr. Mister Future Screw Remix
* http://media.audibletreats.com/JDavey-Mr_Mister_Future_Screw_Remix.mp3 *
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28Xfxu1itbI *
 
Slooow
* http://media.audibletreats.com/JDavey-Slooow.mp3 *

New El Michaels Affair Album - Enter the 37th Chamber


From Audible Treats:

Surging Retro-Soul Movement Stings The Killer Bees      03.30.2009
El Michels Affair Interpolates Classic Wu-Tang Songs On New Album, Enter The 37th Chamber

El Michels Affair Career Highlights:

• Horn line written and performed by Leon Michels (for Menahan Street Band) lifted by Jay-Z for "Roc Boys," the lead single from his Grammy-award winning, platinum album, American Gangster.

• Produced track "Right As Rain" from singer Adele's Grammy-award winning, debut album, 19.

• Produced officially commissioned remix of Amy Winehouse's "Love Is a Losing Game" from Grammy-award winning, multi-platinum album, Back In Black.

• Worked with super-producer Just Blaze on song included on forthcoming Saigon album, The Greatest Story Never Told.

• Produced cover song featuring Iggy Pop and Australian rock group Jet for Johnny O'Keefe tribute album.

• Produced officially commissioned remix of Dinah Washington's "Cry Me A River" as part of the Verve Remixed Series.

(March 30, 2009 - Brooklyn, NY) New York-based vintage soul instrumental group, El Michels Affair are proud to announce the release of their highly anticipated upcoming studio LP, Enter The 37th Chamber. The album, full of adaptations of classic Wu-Tang Clan songs, will be available April 21st via Truth & Soul / Fat Beats Records.

At the core of a movement that includes Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, and The Budos Band, El Michels Affair are among the leaders of a retro-soul and funk movement causing a stir both in the streets and on the charts. Led by saxophonist/organist Leon Michels and producer/engineer Jeff Silverman, El Michels Affair comprises a collection of other musicians from The Dap-Kings, the Budos Band, and Antibalas. Although sharing similarities with these groups, the El Michels' sound is its own - versatile enough to span genres including soul, funk, hip-hop, and punk rock. Always hard at work in the studio, El Michels Affair looks forward to stepping back into the spotlight to display that versatility on their new album, Enter The 37th Chamber.

For Enter The 37th Chamber, a name that pays homage to the title of the Wu-Tang Clan's historic debut album, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), El Michels Affair, took the time to interpret fifteen of some of the most legendary and well-known Wu-Tang Clan songs, including "Can It All Be So Simple," "Protect Ya Neck," "Cherchez La Ghost," and "Incarcerated Scarfaces." Also included on the album are the El Michel's interpolations of Wu-Tang Clan anthems "C.R.E.A.M." and "Bring Da Ruckus," two songs fans will undoubtedly remember from their previous release as 7" singles through the Truth & Soul label. Similar to the sounds found on those two records, on Enter The 37th Chamber El Michels Affair are able to bring their own astute musicianship, artistic touch, and soul vibe to each instrumental, breathing new life into already classic songs. It was that musicianship and versatile sound that led to El Michels Affair joining the Fat Beats family, and now, two years later, the album is finally ready for the masses.

El Michels Affair began as a series of informal collaborative sessions with musicians from top-selling acts Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, The Budos Band, and Antibalas. In 2005, the group released their debut effort, Sounding Out The City on Truth & Soul, a label co-founded by Silverman and Michels. Since the album's 2005 release, the El Michels sound has been prominent, even when the group's name has not. A successful tour with Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon led to the recording of two widely successful 7" instrumental singles for "C.R.E.A.M." and "Bring Da Ruckus." Later, in 2007, Wu-Tang Clan member, Ghostface Killah sampled a track from Sounding Out The City, and most famously, in 2007, a horn part written and performed by Leon Michels was lifted and used for Jay-Z's "Roc Boys," the lead single from his wildly successful American Gangster album. Elsewhere, the Truth & Soul duo was enlisted by Amy Winehouse to remix her hit, "Love Is A Losing Game," has played on sessions produced by Mark Ronson, Just Blaze, and Iggy Pop, and were hired by British singing sensation Adele to bring the patented Truth & Soul sound to her Grammy-award winning album, 19. 2009 plans to be a big year for El Michels Affair, as they prepare the release of Enter The 37th Chamber, available April 21 via Fat Beats Records.

Streams:
 
"C.R.E.A.M."
* http://media.audibletreats.com/El_Michels_Affair-CREAM.mp3 *

Bio, pictures, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/download/elmichels .
 
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/truthandsoulrecords .

Truth & Soul: http://www.truthandsoulrecords.com/ .

The Adam B Experience (ABX) Podcast #15!


The Adam B Experience

Adam B: "Today marks the 30th week The Adam B Experience has been on RapReviews.com, and when someone, or in this case, something, turns 30 it’s a cause for celebration. How am I celebrating, you ask? Well, I’m doing it by bringing you a special “Best Of” edition of the podcast featuring songs and artists that you, yes YOU, the listeners, have told me are some of your favorites. Enjoy! Hit me up with feedback at AdamB@RapReviews.com." The Adam B Experience is 100% PODSAFE and TOTALLY FREE for listeners at RapReviews.com - no worries about downloading or sharing this show. Tell your friends to check out the freshness of ABX right here at RapReviews.com!

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Hip-Hop Shop #26 w/ K-Murdock From Panacea & Subsoniq


Hip-Hop Shop is the precursor to K4D every week on Sunday night. On the 26th edition of the show Steve 'Flash' Juon is joined by hip-hop all star K-Murdock from Panacea! Steve and K spin some rare tracks and remixes from K's extensive catalogue, discuss the state of hip-hop music today and even take your bizarre chatroom questions. Tune in to find out what K-Murdock thinks of Kelly Clarkson and Lady Gaga, and why his wrestling friends call him DOCK! Hip-Hop Shop can be heard live every Sunday at 9:30 PM EST, 8:30 Central via blogtalkradio.com/angrymarks and if you miss the live show be sure to look for the replay here on RapReviews or via our sponsor thecancerandmrob.com. The shows are 100% podsafe so distribute to your friends and tell them to visit RapReviews.com. Enjoy the show and don't forget to peep K's new blog at neosonix.blogspot.com and on MySpace at myspace.com/neosonicprod.

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Featured tracks this week:

* K-Murdock - Phoenix
* Atari Blitzkrieg f/ Mr. Len - Third Finger Salute
* Panacea - Rope-a-Dope
* K-Os - The Aviator (Neosonic Remix)
* Black Milk - Dreams

Big B Debuts New Video 'Sinners' f/ Carey Hart


From James at Kerosene Media:

For Immediate Release:

Big B Debuts New Video For “Sinners” Online
Featuring Carey Hart and Unwritten Law’s Scott Russo

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“American Underdog” In Stores Now!!! Catch Big B On Tour With Pennywise And Pepper In April And May

Las Vegas heavyweight Big B has posted the video for the track "Sinners” featuring guest appearances by Unwritten Law frontman Scott Russo and freestyle motocross champ Carey Hart online at www.myspace.com/hooliganbigb. The track is taken from his recently released new album “American Underdog” which hit stores this week through Suburban Noize Records.

Big B is currently wrapping up the inaugural Bring Tha Noize Tour alongside Kottonmouth Kings, La Coka Nostra, Blaze Ya’ Dead Homie and Potluck. From there Big B will join Pennywise and Pepper on the Jagermeister Music Tour throughout April and May.

"The Bring Tha Noize tour’s been off the hook and we’ve been rockin' shows all the across the country and the turn outs have been mind blowing. It’s good to see all the fans coming out to have a good time with the Sub Noize family.  Everybody on the tour is on their A game right now. From bank robbery’s to green beer and back, this a tour you don’t want to miss make sure to check out the remaining dates,” says Big B. “Also make sure to come out and have a shot  with me on Jagermeister tour with Pennywise and Pepper.”

BIG B TOUR DATES:

Mar 26- Ft. Lauderdale, FL  @ Revolution - BRING THA NOIZE TOUR
Mar 27- St. Petersburg, FL  @ Jannus Landing - BRING THA NOIZE TOUR
Mar 28- Atlanta, GA  @ The Masquerade - BRING THA NOIZE TOUR
Mar 29 - Sauget, IL  @ Pop’s - BRING THA NOIZE TOUR
Mar 31,- Tulsa, OK  @ Cain’s Ballroom - BRING THA NOIZE TOUR
Apr 01,- Kansas City, MO  @ Beaumont Club - BRING THA NOIZE TOUR
Apr 02 - Wichita, KS  @ Cotillion Ballroom - BRING THA NOIZE TOUR
Apr 03 - Denver, CO  @ Fillmore Auditorium - BRING THA NOIZE TOUR
Apr 04 - Magna, UT  @ The Great Salt Air - BRING THA NOIZE TOUR
Apr 14- Portland, OR@ Roseland Theater - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
Apr 16- Salt Lake City, UT@ In The Venue - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
Apr 17- Denver, CO@ The Fillmore Auditorium - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
Apr 18- Kansas City, MO@ Beaumont Club - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
Apr 19- Sauget, IL@ Pop's - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
Apr 20- Columbia, MO@ The Blue Note - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
Apr 22- Houston, TX@ Verizon Wireless Theater - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
Apr 23,- Dallas, TX@ Palladium Ballroom - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
Apr 27,- Atlanta, GA@ Tabernacle - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
Apr 28- Myrtle Beach, SC@ House of Blues - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
Apr 30- Lake Buena Vista, FL@ House of Blues - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
May 02- Saint Petersburg, FL@ Jannus Landing - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
May 03,- Jacksonville, FL@ Plush - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
May 13- Washington DC, DC@ 9:30 Club - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
May 14,- Philadelphia, PA@ The Electric Factory - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
May 15- Sayreville, NJ@ Starland Ballroom - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
May 16- New York, NY@ Terminal 5 - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
May 17- Boston, MA@ House Of Blues - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
May 19- Cleveland, OH@ Agora Theatre - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
May 20- Pontiac, MI@ The Crofoot Ballroom - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
May 21- Chicago, IL@ House Of Blues - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
May 22- Milwaukee, WI@ The Eagles Club - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
May 23- Saint Paul, MN@ Myth - w/ Pennywise & Pepper

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* www.FeedBigB.com *
* www.SuburbanNoizeRecords.com *

New K-Murdock Blog - Check it Out!


K-Murdock just sent us this link to his new blog spot! 


Peace Peace,

OK yall, i have realized that the name of the game as far as promotion in this era is BLOGGING!  In an effort to keep everyone up on Panacea as well as my numerous music & radio affiliations, i wanted to create a place that will be a one-stop shop for all that i do, enter: www.neosonix.blogspot.com .

When u get a chance, check it out, subscribe to my posts, comment, etc and PLEASE DOWNLOAD!  I left links up there to the latest episodes of my internet radio spin-off of Subsoniq, called SS: "Instru-mentals".  Also, you can download a special version of my first solo project called, "Mood Muzik" Volume One (Seasons).  

I will be updating this blogpsot regularly with any and everything involving my productions (especially PANACEA), so definitely spread the word!

K-Murdock

PANACEA
Mike Epps Hilarious New DVD in Stores April 7th


From Chris at Koch Records:

Mike Epps


THE HILARIOUS NEW DVD!


* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH820RrWjiQ *


INCLUDES 85 MINUTES OF BRAND-NEW SKETCHES, STAND UP, VIDEOS & MORE


AVAILABLE APRIL 7th

AT BEST BUY

ONLY $9.99


CLICK HERE TO ORDER

* http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9269846&st=Mike+Epps&lp=1&type=product&cp=1&id=1948418 *


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