Next week, on September 18th, rapper Double A.B. and producer Dub Sonata will release their new album, Media Showers, via Man Bites Dog Records. While the duo has plans to release a new video from the album this week, for the song "Sunset" featuring Cannibal Ox and David Kiss, the rapper and producer, both being New York City natives, have decided to release a new, non-album track in commemoration of the tragedies of September 11, 2001.
The song is called "Outta Order," and inspiration, says Double A.B., came from "the misinformation that was spread to the public on such a hot-button issue." With the song, then, A.B. offers an alternate take on the day's events, using Dub Sonata's mournful, string-driven instrumental as he raps, "Look up in the sky: it's a bird, it's a plane/ It's a building, burning in flames/ Wouldn't trade with the world, now the world's gonna trade/ A few soldier's lives to put yours in the grave."
A.B. knows that offering an alternative viewpoint on the attacks may prove unpopular, but with "Outta Order, he says, A.B. wants to let listeners know that it's important to be independent in forming one's own opinions. "Always do your own supplemental research," says A.B., "and never blindly trust your government to have your best interests at heart."
GQ Nothin Pretty Drops Video/Single For "Childhood Change" (feat Block McCloud, prod by Viktor Ax)
From Jerry G.
Emcee GQ Nothin Pretty has dropped a new video / single for “Childhood Change” (video and purchase link below). The track features a melodic hook by Army Of The Pharaohs, Block McCloud and production by Sweden’s Viktor Ax. The video (Directed by Joshua Ramirez for Jack Nine Films) is set in the biggest locales in GQ’s life, The Bronx and Allentown, PA where he grew up. The three verses of the track deal with three major events in his life that the emcee would change if he could. Astute viewers will notice cameos from such GQ comrades as King Magnetic (Army Of The Pharaohs), Cappadonna (Wu-Tang Clan) and more.
Thizz Latin's Block Movement Joins Bone Thugs-n-Harmony In "Thizzn" Documentary
Courtesy Bayer Mack.
Thizz Latin Midwest rap group Block Movement has released the first single, "Time of My Life" (now on iTunes), from their upcoming Block Starz Music debut album, N.A.F.T.A., and will be featured in a new independent film called "Thizzn the Documentary".
Block Movement, which was nominated for "Best Rap Group" at the 2012 Underground Music Awards, hails from Omaha, Nebraska and consists of members Latin Threat (born Joshua Bates), Stylo (born Rolando Valadez), and S. Gats (born Kevin Fredericks).
Presented by All Game Entertainment ("American Prostitute"),"Thizzn", which is a term used to describe a person under the influence of the drug Ecstacy, also features Grammy Award-winning rap group Bones Thugs-N-Harmony, who provide music from their hit song titled "Ecstasy". The film reveals the true history of ecstasy and how it went from being a legal prescription drug to a widely used illegal narcotic in the United States. Viewers will see how European warehouse parties evolved into rave parties across the globe. The documentary also presents an understanding on how the Thizzn clothes, paraphernalia, language and music created a subculture.
Director Reggie Simmons believes that the diversity within the film will touch people across the globe .
"The black, white, asian, and latin [combination] of characters, mixed with the rave history, will make this documentary interesting and accesible to a wide range of viewers".
In addition to an street and online promotional campaigns to promote the release of N.A.F.T.A., which takes its name from the North American Free Trade Agreement signed by Canada, Mexico, and the United States in 1994 to create the world's largest trade bloc, Block Movement is planning an aggressive touring schedule with Deep Groove Management and various sponsors.
Apathy's "Fire Walk With Me" double-CD and "The Alien Tongue" rare demo collection releases both dropped today on 9/11. 'Tell Me' is the latest leak from "Fire Walk With Me" and it features fellow Demigodz cohorts Motive and Celph Titled, produced by Apathy himself. The "Fire Walk With Me" double-disc collection features collaborations with Nas, Xzibit, Royce Da 5'9, Murs, Vinnie Paz, B-Real, Paul Wall, Chris Webby, Bishop Lamont, Ryu of GBC/Styles of Beyond, Scoop Deville, Mac Lethal, and many more.
Jarren Benton and the rest of the Funk Volume crew (Hopsin, Dizzy Wright, SwizZz and DJ Hoppa) embark on a national tour, performing in 45+ cities from September 12th through Novemeber 2nd. Find them in a city near you and check them out in Atlanta for the A3C Festival on Saturday, Oct 13th.
Video: Tum Tum "Yeah Doe" f/ Dorrough Music, B-Hamp & Big Tuck
Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.
The wait is over! Take a visit to the Texas Rap Wax Museum for Tum Tum's official "Yeah Doe" video featuring B-Hamp, Dorrough Music and Big Tuck - and LOTS of women! You'll also catch Brian Angel (Day26) and more surprise guests from the HULKent camp!
Hip-hop duo Zion I invite live music fans from all over the country to spar at the 2012 Shadowboxing Tour. Beginning October 4 in Fresno, California, the duo, consisting of emcee Zumbi and producer Amp Live, will hit 30 cities from Brooklyn to Boulder and Atlanta to Orlando with up and coming Santa Cruz Dubstep DJ Minnesota. More, Zion I has teamed up with premiere hip-hop platform 2DopeBoyz to bring fans exclusive up-to- date content from the tour.
The Shadowboxing Tour will kick-off in conjunction with Zion I's newest album, Shadowboxing coming out October 2 on Live Up Records. A move from the live instrumentation of their last record towards the gritty, beat heavy sound, Zion I continue to forge new ground musically. Attached is Float, a track from the forthcoming LP. But thematically, Shadowboxing is signature Zion I: "This is an album about metaphorical kicks and throws at oneself," explains Zumbi, "looking inward at the shadow self, and seeking awareness in the darkness of one's own psyche."
On the group's 7th LP they've enlisted guests such as Bassnectar, Grouch and Eligh, Clyde Carson and Goapele.
Christian Bauhofer, known by his fans as his party crushing alter ego Minnesota, is a producer and DJ heralding from Santa Cruz, CA that has been lighting up venues across the country with his frantic energy and pounding bass. At 23 years old, Minnesota has recently spent his time touring with acts such as Big Gigantic while artists like Bassnectar and PANTyRAID have been incorporating his tracks into their sets. His first EP, **Panda Snatching Tycoon**, found critical acclaim when it was released under Tycho Records in January 2011. His follow up to this album, **Ancient Machines**, was released by Mal Label and became number nine on addictech.com’s best seller’s list for the year while every track from the album charted on the beatport.com glitch hop charts.
10/4 – Fulton 55 – Fresno, CA 10/5 – The Mezzanine – San Francisco, CA 10/6 – Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA 10/11 – Senator Theater – Chico, CA 10/12 – Humbolt Brews – Arcata, CA 10/13 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA 10/16 – WOW Hall – Eugene, OR 10/17 – Domino Room – Bend, OR 10/18 - The Royal Lounge – Olympia, WA 10/19 – Refuge – Portland, OR 10/20 – City Arts Festival – Seattle, WA 10/22 – TBA 10/23 – TBA 10/24 – Aggie Theatre – Fort Collins, CO 10/25 – Boulder Theatre – Boulder, CO 10/26 – TBA 10/27 – TBA – Denver, CO 11/8 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NYC 11/9 – Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA 11/10 – The Blockley – Philadelphia, PA 11/11 – Higher Ground – South Burlington, VT 11/12 – Pearl Street – Northampton, MA 11/14 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD 11/15 Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC 11/16 – The Music Farm – Charleston, SC 11/17 – Terminal West King Plow Arts Center – Atlanta, GA 11/18 – Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL 11/19 – The Social – Orlando, FL 12/14 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA 12/15 – Porter’s Pub – San Diego, CA