Steel City's J-Haze is pleased to present the laid back Neo Soo Wavy produced "Dream", which features VA's Skillz...so check it out like this and then like that. If you like what you hear, stay tuned for J-Haze's fortforthcoming mixtape My Land, presented by Showoff Gang & Shadyville and hosted by That Damn Toucan, DJ Junior & DJ Grady.
PR: MGK Lands Official WrestleMania XXVIII Theme Song
Courtesy Greg Miller.
February 2012 - Los Angeles, CA - World Wrestling Entertainment (aka WWE) has awarded MGK's "Invincible" as main event wrestler John Cena's theme song at pop-extravaganza Wrestlemania XXVIII taking place April 1, 2012 at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami, FL. "Invincible" is running in WWE Wrestlemania XXVIII promotional advertisements and will serve as John Cena's song of the evening when he enters the ring for the main bout.
"The reaction to 'Invincible' has been amazing. First, Verizon picked it to run in their campaign and now it's an official Wrestlemania song. It's crazy," states MGK. "John Cena and myself are both underdogs and the song is about struggle, I think it's so cool they chose it."
The 2011 MTV break-though artist of the year has been incredibly busy playing shows across the country and gearing up for his ground-breaking 2012 Hostile Takeover tour (kicking off March 22 in Kansas City, MO) that will set the record for longest consecutive tour run in rap history, hitting 90 different cities in the span of 99 days. After the Hostile Takeover tour, MGK will continue on the road with the Van's Warped Tour this summer that will coincide with the release of his debut album, Lace Up on EST 19XX/Bad Boy/Interscope Records.
PR: TheNewContent Debuts as Roku's First Hip Hop Channel
Courtesy Nicole R.
(ATLANTA, GA – February 2012) Watch exclusive independent Hip Hop television programming from the comfort of home as TheNewContent debuts as Roku's first and only Hip Hop channel.
Roku users simply add TheNewContent channel at no cost to your account, www.rokuguide.com/channels/thenewcontent to choose from more than 100 current episodes. TheNewContent is committed to bringing viewers exclusive indie Hip Hop coverage broadcasted in HD that can’t be found anywhere else including music videos, interviews, live events and eventually feature films and full length documentaries.
TheNewContent also hosts private listening sessions with Hip Hop recording artists such as Sha Stimuli and Grammy award-winning producer Focus. Fans can interact with TheNewContent through Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to receive invitations to attend the invite-only events. Those that can't attend or want to relive the experience can watch the exclusive footage on the channel in addition to TheNewContent's entire library including episodes from Comcast’s canceled award-winning mini documentary series The Stand by the producers of TheNewContent.
TheNewContent has been a spotlighted music app on Google TV and is also the platform's first and only app dedicated to indie Hip Hop. Download the app from the music section of the Google TV app gallery, www.google.com/tv/spotlight-gallery.html. TheNewContent will be offered on all other set-top boxes shortly. Viewers without Roku or a Smart TV can watch TheNewContent online in the Google Chrome browser at www.adrise.com/thenewcontent .
TheNewContent has and will continue to feature an original weekly segment of independent Hip Hop content on Joost.com as well as on the free Joost app for iPhones, iPads and iPods. However, new episodes of TheNewContent air on the app first, every Monday. In 2011, TheNewContent had the second most watched video on the Joost network. The channel has aired nearly 150 episodes, had over 100,000 views multiple months in 2011 and is a constant featured music channel. TheNewContent programming is regularly featured on “Joost’s Picks,” which are select videos that stand out on the entire network.
In Decemeber, SL Jones released Flight Risk, his second full mixtape and third project of 2011, and while the Little Rock native has already announced a forthcoming EP with DJ Burn One, he's preceding that release with a string of Flight Risk visuals, the first of which is for the tape's lead single, "Actin' Bad."
The song is a lyrical display of sorts, with SL flipping patterns and wordplay throughout, and the video, shot and directed by Red Audio, offers a straightforward but compelling visual that puts the track's energy at the forefront and matches Jones' brashly defiant tone. A mix of lively performance shots - some accompanied by a scantily clad co-star trying her hardest to steal away the spotlight - and clips of SL in a stunning old-school Chevy Impala, the viewer is placed front and center as SL cruises through the town. "I wanted to let the fans feel like they were riding shotgun with me," explains SL, "bending corners through the neighborhood, chopping it up."
SomeOthaShip Announces Georgia Anne Muldrow & Madlib Single "Seeds" To Be Released On Clear 7" Vinyl on Valentine's Day
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(Brooklyn, NY – February 2012) Following a strong reception for the title track single "Seeds" that was recently leaked, SomeOthaShip Connect is proud to announce that the song will be available for purchase as a special limited edition clear vinyl 7", distributed through Fat Beats on February 14th, 2012.
The b-side includes another song off the album entitled "Husfriend (Prod. By Madlib)," an ode to the beauty of committing to another soul, just in time for Valentine's Day. The digital version of both tracks will also be available on iTunes and other digital retailers February 14th. The full album, Seeds, which is entirely produced by Madlib, will be available on March 27th via her and life partner Dudley Perkin's record label, SomeOthaShip.
Seeds has been produced in its entirety by hip-hop mainstay Madlib, and marks the first project Georgia Anne Muldrow where she concentrated solely on her lyrics and vocals, while leaving the production to someone outside her close camp. Georgia describes the recording process as being "a very different experience... But I'm very proud of the hut we built and am excited about the release." Seeds is presented by SomeOthaShip Connect, the label Muldrow started with husband and fellow musician Dudley Perkins aka Declaime.
PR: Swollen Members' Madchild Tops Canadian iTunes Hip-hop Charts & Cracks Top 200 With ‘Little Monsters’ EP
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Madchild from hip-hop crew Swollen Members topped the Canadian iTunes hip-hop charts with his new digital EP 'Little Monsters', beating out high profile releases by Drake, Kanye West and Eminem. The EP, which is now available online at http://bit.ly/LittleMonsterEP-iTunes, debut at #52 on the overall Canadian Top 200 sales charts.
"It was a great week for the 'independent guy', as my new digital 'Little Monsters' EP held the spot #1 on the iTunes hip-hop charts in Canada for six straight days, and cracked the Top albums chart," said Madchild. "It’s awesome to know that with our grassroots campaign and the undying support of our fans that we can still reach the top of the iTunes charts and land on the album sales charts with a digital EP. This is a testament to what can happen from non-stop touring, social networking and just connecting with the fans on a person level. Thanks to everyone at Regime Management, Suburban Noize, and all the Battle Axe Warriors for helping push this to the top. Bigger things are coming in 2012 with the release of my first solo album 'Dope Sick' so stay tuned."
Madchild will release his heavily anticipated debut solo album, "Dope Sick", later this year on Suburban Noize/Battle Axe Records. Madchild recently dropped his video for his new single “Sh*t Talker” online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RP285i8xYr4 .
Swollen Members are currently on touring tearing it up across Canada with La Coka Nostra throughout February.
Feb 06 - Quebec City, QC @ Dagobert Nightclub w/ La Coka Nostra Feb 07 - Montreal, QC @ Underworld Feb 08 - Ottawa, ON @ Ritual Nightclub Feb 09 - Sydney, NS @ Joan Harris Cruise Pavilion w/ Royce Da 59' Feb 10 - Saint John, NB @ Tonic Feb 11 - Moncton, NB @ Oxygen Feb 12 - Halifax, NS @ Toothy Moose