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April Newsletter From The Understudies
Posted by Emanuel Wallace at Friday, April 9th, 2010 at 12:30AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

April's newsletter we'll keep you up on The Understudies & Study Music artists, and provide you with New Music, Tour Dates, Free Downloads, CDs, Vinyl and more!

New Singles (Free Downloads)

Maintain - Burnin' / Sensei Style (ft. Ravenous Deen) from his forthcoming EP The Process of Progress.

Citizen's remix of Guilty Simpson - "Before The Verdict", from his upcoming "After The Fact" EP.
Download Guilty Simpson - Before The Verdict (Citizen Remix)

Sean E Depp's latest single entitled "Soul of The City Pt. II ft. G (Alternate Mix)". From the album CC4: We Out Here!

Download Sean E Depp "Soul of The City Pt. II ft. G" via usershare

Venture Capitalists [Welsed & Self Advocate] - Crosswired. From the album "Rate of Exchange"
Click here to Download Venture Capitalists - 'Crosswired'

Manifest, Self Advocate & Fly Cobb - King of The Bongo
Download Manifest, Self Ad & Cobbo - King of The Bongo

The Understudies - All Here (pr. Shonsteez) from CC4: We Out Here!
Download The Understudies - All Here

Maintain, Citizen & G - Sixteens Pt. III
Download Maintain, Citizen & G - Sixteens Pt. III


Understudies live in Berkeley @ Blakes on Telegraph.

Citizen, Sean E Depp, Manifest, G & DJ MRC LIVE @ Blakes in Berkeley, CA

Venture Capitalists [Welsed & Self Advocate] - Wake Your Daughter Up

Venture Caps - W.Y.D.U. (Official Video)

Gee & Sean E Depp x Elijah The Poet x 21 Stylez x Eligh GBM 3 (Freestyle)

Watch G & Sean E Depp x Elijah The Poet & 21 Stylez (Freestyle Cypher)


Maintain's new single "Burnin' /Sensei Style" single was recently featured over at

We've Got The Jazz x Maintain

Venture Caps were recently featured in aboveGround magazine, including a link to download the track "Crosswired" for free.
aboveGround Magazine x Venture Caps - "Crosswired"


3/26/10 - Berkeley, CA - The Understudies w/ Aesop of Living Legends

                                            Digital Martyrs, Elijah The Poet & 21 Stylez, DJ MRC

                                         + Special Guests !!!! @ BLAKES on Telegraph / ages: 18+

                                              $10 Presale / $13 Door

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Berkeley show, you guys got it crackin'! We had a great turnout, special guest Bicasso from Living Legends, and shouts out to Function: Drinks for being in the house with free refreshments and gear. Pictures are on The Understudies Facebook. Link at the bottom.

4/8/10 - Los Angeles, CA -     @The Airliner - The Understudies w/ Ugly Duckling

                                                     $10 Limited Guestlist / $15 Door

                                                      contact us @ for guest list

4/28/10 - San Francisco, CA - @Bottom of The Hill - Citizen's B-Day Bash

                                                       featuring Live Performances by:

                                                       Venture Capitalists / The New Humans

                                                        and a special Living Legends guest.

                                                        Hosted by The Understudies  ages: 18+ $10


We're going to continue to bring you tons of new projects and free music in 2010,
 so please do your part and support
We've made most of our releases 'name your price', and all the profits go directly to the artists, as we're an independent operation.
In 2010-11 Look out for lots of new projects such as:
The Understudies - We Out Here! CD & iTunes (w/ alternate tracks & bonus items)
The title says it all. Best sound quality, Full Artwork.
We're also talking about putting out a 7" vinyl single. Details TBA

 The Understudies + Digital Martyrs - (Title TBA) EP
We've started working on this and its sounding funky fresh. Beats by Off-Balance from Digital Martyrs so far...

- Maintain - The Process of Progress EP
This EP consists of 7 choice tracks from Maintain, recorded between projects. 

 Maintain & Off Balance [of Digital Martyrs]
Maintain & Fanatik EP
Maintain on Vocals. The one and only Fanatik on beats.

Citizen - After The Fact EP
Citizen offers up a free EP he puts the final touches on his upcoming LP. "After The Fact" EP features some original tracks and remixes, including collaborative efforts with East Coast indie rock band The Smyrk, Alexander Spit (formerly of Instant Messengers), Stone's Throw's Guilty Simpson as well as Manifest of The Understudies and Ro Knew.
Citizen - Quake City Jukebox
Citizen's 2nd official solo project, a full length follow up to last years "In Search of Her Soul" will be released this year. "Quake City's sessions feature signature Citizen sound,  organic, gritty, bangin', boom bap mixed with smooth soulful samples, produced mostly by Citizen, with beats from Myers, Cyberclops and JD from Motion Mechanic. Expect guest appearances by Understudies crew members Cobbo, Self Advocate, Maintain & Sean E Depp, as well as Elijah The Poet, A Brother Named George and G.

 Citizen, Elijah The Poet & 21 Stylez - (Title TBA) EP
The Oakland trio gets together for an EP with beats by Myers, Self Advocate, DJ Fresh

Venture Caps - Checks & Balances LP - Last month The VCs debuted their new promo video for this album cut, "Wake Your Daughter Up", produced & directed by Welsed.

- Self Advocate - Abacus of Self LP
The full length debut album from Self Advocate is nearing completion and is due out this year. The project is produced by Self Ad save , featuring an infusion of samples and live instrumentation. The album is set to feature Matre & Welsed.
and more!

Additional projects by Myers, Manifest, Sean E Depp & Gee, Cobbo & Geebz and The Understudies are underway but too early to mention quite yet, so stay tuned!

Support Your Indie Artists. Donate for Downloads & Buy CD's.
Check out these featured releases by Study Music & The Understudies crew below.

The Understudies x Statement Clothing -  CC4: We Out Here!

Study Music & Statement Clothing get together to bring you the new Understudies crew offering CC4: We Out Here! It features Self Advocate, Cobbo, Citizen, Maintain, Manifest, Welsed, Sean E Depp, Myers & Poe getting busy with 12 new joints and an intro by DJ FRESH, including the 8 MC crew cut "All Here" and the Cyberclops produced banger "Underground Sound".
(CD / iTunes w/alternate tracks coming 2010)

-Features guest spots by Elijah The Poet (Beats & Flows), G, Maleko , A Brother Named George (The Lessondary crew), 21 Stylez (Kurse Krew) and more.

-Produced by Self Advocate, Cyberclops, Myers, Cobbo, Welsed, Citizen, Shonsteez, Blinky and Abdul Malik.

------------------------------ ----->Purchase Album (MP3)<------------------------------------

Study Music's 2nd official release in a series of Limited Edition CDs, is a collaboration with Citizen's EP featuring The Understudies called "In Search Of Her Soul" is out now. Its a nod to the style of the late great jazz vocalist and pianist Nina Simone. It's about 50/50 vocal/instrumental and bangs from beginning to end!

- Features Self Advocate, Sean E Depp, Maintain, Poe, Manifest and the mysterious High Preistess. CD Available @ Amoeba SF + Berkeley & ships worldwide from Access Hip Hop.

- Entirely Produced by Citizen

- Purchase the CD for just $7.98, shipping worldwide!: BUY NOW
- MP3s available through WeedTracker Music
Venture Capitalists (Welsed & Self Advocate) have an album out called "Rate of Exchange".
"Rate of Exchange" is Study Music's first official release in a series of Limited Edition CDs. Art Direction & Design by Welsed.

- Produced by Welsed, Self Advocate & Porter

- Features Cuts by DJ Jumu, Self Ad and Welsed

- Purchase the Limited Edition CD w/ bonus 7" vinyl for just $7.98: BUY NOW
- Download the MP3s NAME YOUR PRICE @

Study Music & SubLevel Epidemic have re-issued Self Advocate's Carpe Diem 7" vinyl single for all the collectors and DJ's who spin that real hip hop and support The U!
Carpe Diem is produced by Self Advocate, Unruly Epidemics is produced by Kegs One and features cuts by DJ Just N Case
TRACK LISTING                
1. Carpe Diem click to     listen2.Carpe Diem (instrumental) 3.Unruly Epidemics click to     listen4.Unruly Epidemics (instrumental)
Thanks for supporting The Understudies, please tell a friend!

The Understudies on Twitter (Lots of FREE MUSIC!):
The Understudies @theunderstudies
Citizen on Twitter: @MrCITI
DJ MRC on Twitter: @MRCisouthere
Study Music on Twitter: @StudyMusic

Shout outs to all the publications that have featured The Understudies recently, sorry if we missed you, hit us up and we'll shout you out in the next newsletter:
aboveGround Magazine did an Understudies mixtape, and has featured numerous singles.
We Got The Jazz featured CC4: We Out Here! and Maintain's - Burnin'/Sensei Style
WYDU featured CC4 + In Search of Her Soul. Citizen served on 2009 Awards Panel
The MashUp featured CC4
Thizzler on The Roof featured CC4 and various singles + Interview w/ Citizen
Bloggerhouse featured CC3.5 Mixtape
Boom Boom Chik featured CC4 and "The Type of Dude" single.
Real Hip Hop Daily - featured CC4 and "All Here b/w Underground Sound" single.
Underground Dirtnap 2.0 featured CC4
Magma featured We Out Here! video series.
Raw Drive featured CC4
Hail Megatron (!) featured the CC3.5 Mixtape
Vacant 51 featured the CC3.5 Mixtape
Music, Money, Mixtapes featured "All Here b/w Underground Sound" single and Sean E Depp - Back In Town ft. Citizen
MicDem featured the "All Here b/w Underground Sound" single

Thanks for supporting The Understudies, please tell a friend!

The Understudies on Twitter: @theunderstudies
Self Advocate on Twitter: @dafles
Citizen on Twitter: @MrCITI
DJ MRC on Twitter: @MRCisouthere
Study Music on Twitter: @StudyMusic

Check out Statement Clothing @statementgear /
and pick up some dope new T-Shirts. Tell em The Understudies sent you!

U's Up!

The Understudies & Study Music

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