Potluck have announced the group's Stoner Bitch 2 and Captain Chronic contests through their Facebook page online at http://www.facebook.com/potluck.music . Potluck are seeking out the two most dedicated potheads who deserve the title of "Stoner Bitch" or "Captain Chronic" to represent their cities. To enter fans can submit their pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with your name and city you represent. All entries will be posted in the photos section of the Potluck Facebook page and the entry with the most "Likes" will win. The grand prize winner will win a trip to Las Vegas for the weekend, along with free air travel and hotel accommodations, as well as a Potluck prize pack.
Potluck's new album "Rhymes & Resin" debuted at No. 17 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and at No. 28 on the Rap album charts, in its first week of release. "Rhymes & Resin" features guest appearances by Glasses Malone, Murs and Mistah FAB, King Gordy, Ill Bill, and Slaine.
Video: R. City aka Rock City - "South Carolina Takeover"
Columbia, SC was the scene of Virgin Islands duo, R. City aka Rock City's latest takeover; Club Essence to be exact. There as part of their promo run for single, "We On", the guys performed for a crowd of about 300, both DJ's and music fans, during a quarterly meeting of the Paul Davis-helmed Columbia Record Pool. The real party though was in the parking lot afterward, where the duo listened to, and danced to the demos of aspiring artists for hours, signing autographs until it was too dark to see anything.
Last week we brought you the "Stayin' Busy Remix", now check out the video for the original version of "Stayin' Busy" (also produced by The Audible Doctor) which is off of Silent Knight's "Busy Is My Best Friend" album (dropping soon).
A Wisconsin native residing in Sacramento, CA., Swiff has fast become the new talk at the dinner table. The ability to mesh perfectly with any and all musical tracks he has blessed, its no wonder so many major artists want to feature Swiff on their upcoming albums. Influenced by the Hip Hop & R&B scene/genre of the 90's, Swiff keeps his music honest to the core he was raised...... THE STREETS.
By infusing R&B with Hip Hop in such a way you haven't heard in many years, he still finds that the loyalty of the younger new technology fan base is just as strong. Easily proving his musical capabilities is beyond the "local artist level, and now after forming the Northern California super group The Capitolist (which released their 1st album "Plot, Plan & Capitalize") Swiff is sure to be a major name in the big lights sooner than you think. http://www.reverbnation.com/swiffmusicpage .
*Because of the overwhelming online support as of lately, I am now offering a 20% discounted rate on all digital releases. This is perfect for those of you who have thought about picking up my albums, but just haven't gotten to it yet and for those of you who already have my music but have a friend who could use a nudge in the right direction.
*This offer is good for 5 days only (expires, 7/24/11)
*As some of you may know I was fortunate enough to spend 60 days of my summer touring across the country in a van named "Big Sal" with my friends: Brady O'Rourke, Ordeal, Sadistik and Bodi. From playing a show for no one in New Haven, CT, getting kicked off stage for falling over in a trash can in Omaha, NE, to having a spiritual awakening with 5000 people at Soundset and rocking a near sold-out show in Missoula, MT, it was an adventure to say the least.
I want to thank everyone who made this tour possible, good friends and changes were made because of it. Thanks to: my friends and family, the supporters of kickstarter, all the fans who came out to the shows and helped spread the word, all the hosts who provided us with food and shelter and all of the venues who let us bang out on your stage.
*For those who want a wrap up of the tour and to see how we dealt with boredom in the van, please peep this video that was filmed and edited by Brady O'Rourke:
*If you prefer pictures and diary entries, please check out Bodi's tour blog; it will provide you with more of an in-depth perspective, presented on a week-to-week basis.
PR: Official Humble Beast Records / Braille Update
Braille's 7th solo album "Native Lungs" is complete and being manufactured right now. Due to the success of the Indie GoGo campaign we were able to master the album at MasterDisk in NYC with Tony Dawsey. Thank you for the support!!! Everything is on schedule for the Aug. 30th release date and as promised "Native Lungs" will be available for free at www.humblebeast.com. Physical CD copies will also be available for sale at select retailers. No singles have been leaked yet but you can check out the official album cover, track-list and tour dates right here.
The "Native Lungs" tour is all booked with the exception of a few dates. Below is a list of the remaining dates that need to be filled. If your interested in booking Braille then please contact us at email@example.com. If you don't see your city listed in the tour schedule but would like the "Native Lungs" tour to come to your area then hit us up.
September 4th (Sun) - anywhere in Southern California September 9th-11th (Fri-Sun) - anywhere in Colorado September 16th (Fri) - New York City or surrounding area
Two weeks ago we released a special maxi-single version of "All I See Is Red" by Alert. If you're sleeping - click this link and wake up.
Special remixes of the original song including contributions from Odd Thomas, Braille and Theory Hazit. The instrumental and accapella is also included so anyone can make their own remix version as well. Spread the red.
Join the Movement with hundreds of youth and young adults for our 5th National Conference Legacy2011: Sola Fide. Learn from some of the greatest teachers, fellowship with passionate believers from over 35 states, and serve the city of Chicago!
Ministers include LeCrae, Conrad Mbewe, Art Azurdia, Anthony Carter, Hazakim, Flame, Ken Jones, Odd Thomas, Propaganda, Trip Lee & more!
Humble Beast is a proud sponsor for this event and would love to see you there. Check out the video that Humble Beast produced to promote the event.
The Rock is Steady
Next week we will be dropping a new mixtape style EP from Theory Hazit titled "The Rock Is Steady". This is a collection of b-boy friendly tracks that Theory put together as a dedication to the local break-dancers in Portland, OR.
Consider this an appetizer before we drop Theory Hazit's full length Humble Beast release titled "Thr3e" coming in late fall.