Video: DJ Drama Hot 107.9 ATL Birthday Bash Weekend
Flat Fitty Brand Ambassador DJ Drama has been on a whirlwind tour so far this Summer, with several dates on the Coors Light Search For The Coldest tour, and stops for BET Weekend in Los Angeles, Hot 107.9's huge birthday bash in Atlanta and David Letterman in NYC with Wale in the past two weeks alone!
NEW ALBUM FEATURES COLLABORATIONS WITH DIRTY HEADS, SLIGHTLY STOOPID, P!NK & BUTCH WALKER, AND MANY MORE
July 9th marks the release date for Fool's Gold, the latest album by Las Vegas-based singer/rapper Big B. Released on Suburban Noize Records, the album features appearances from Dirty Heads, Slightly Stoopid, and many others. It is currently streaming on MSN.com and on last.fm.
For Fool's Gold, Big B's sixth studio album, he is upping the ante by delivering his most heartfelt album yet.
"I put a lot of heart and soul into this record and the last few years have been pretty hard on me for various reasons," he says. "This record was my way of getting it all out and turning it all into a positive thing. I just wanted to make good songs that people can have a good time listening to."
Fool's Gold features musical collaborations with members of legendary punk outfits NOFX and Pennywise, as well as a songwriting collaboration with Grammy winner Pink on the single "Here Comes the Lightning." The end result is a collection of songs that are just as contagious as Big B's thuggish charm. With the entire music industry focused on finding the next huge star on reality television, Big B has taken a back-to-basics approach on "Fool's Gold" and filled it with fun spirited songs that can fit into any music lover's playlist. The album is rich is musical diversity and is cleverly inventive, as Big B seamlessly bridges the gap between rock, hip-hop, and alternative.
Big B is currently on the road as part of the Cabin By the Sea tour with Dirty Heads and The Expendables. From there, he will embark on Redlight King's "Ones to Watch" tour, which will run through August. Tour dates can be found below.
BIG B TOUR DATES:
Cabin by the Sea Tour feat. Big B, Dirty Heads & The Expendables
07/09 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
07/11 - Kansas City - Midland Theatre
07/12 - Denver, CO - Exdo Event Center
07/15 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
07/16 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
07/21 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
07/22 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
07/24 - Reno, NV - Knitting Factory Concert
07/26 - Tempe, AZ - The Marquee
07/28 - Costa Mesa, CA - Pacific Amphitheatre
Ones to Watch Tour w/Redlight King & Icon for Hire
08/01 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
08/02 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
08/03 - Scottsdale, AZ - Martini Ranch
08/06 - Dallas, TX - Cambridge Room at HOB
08/07 - Houston, TX - Bronze Peacock at HOB
08/09 - Shreveport, LA - Strange Brew
08/10 - New Orleans, LA - The Parish at HOB
08/11 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In
08/13 - Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe at Old National Centre
08/14 - Knoxville, TN - NV Nightclub
08/16 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
08/17 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
08/20 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
08/21 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
08/23 - Detroit, MI - The Shelter at St. Andrew's Hall
08/24 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
08/25 - Minneapolis, MN - Studio B at Skyway Theatre
08/27 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
Kool Keith f/ Keith Murray - Impressions (Supersonic Remix)
Kool Keith "Love & Danger" is now available on Wax !!! 2xLP Ltd Edition Vinyl shipping via Fatbeats. Listen (Stream) Kool Keith Ft Keith Murray - Impressions (Supersonic Remix) (Produced by DJ Junkaz Lou) on Soundcloud. Deluxe Edition (Digital) available July 16th on iTunes.
Audio: Pete Rock & Camp Lo f/ Mac Miller "Megan Good"
Courtesy Matt B.
On July 30th, 2013 Pete Rock & Camp Lo will be releasing 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s Pt. II: a collaborative mixtape that mark’s Pete Rock’s inaugural foray into the mixtape game for the first time during his illustrious 20+year career.
80 Blocks From Tiffany’s Pt. II includes guest appearances from Ab-Soul, Talib Kweli, M.O.P., Uncle Murda and Mac Miller who guests on the ode to “Megan Good,” which Rollingstone.com premiered on 7-9-2013.
Murs "She's So Lost" (Chapter 2 of 'Curse of the Merch Girl' Comic)
Courtesy Matt B.
The second chapter of ‘Yumiko: Curse of the Merch Girl' comic book, a collaboration between Murs & Devil's Due Entertainment. Accompanying the comic book, Murs recorded a soundtrack. Today’s audio leak is for "She's So Lost," the track associated with Chapter 2.
DELTRON 3030 RETURNS WITH DELTRON 3030: EVENT II DUE OCTOBER 1ST, 2013 VIA BULK RECORDINGS
ALBUM FEATURES DAMON ALBARN, DAVID CROSS, JAMIE CULLUM, ZACH DE LA ROCHA, THE LONELY ISLAND, AWOLNATION & MANY MORE
ALBUM TRAILER FEATURING JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT AVAILABLE NOW
DELTRON 3030'S CITY RISING FROM THE ASHES EP OUT AUGUST 13TH, 2013
Bulk Recordings is excited to announce the return of Deltron 3030 with the release of Deltron 3030: Event II on October 1st, 2013. The album is Deltron 3030's long-awaited successor to their self-titled cult-classic debut. Deltron 3030 -- composed of a trinity of alt-rap all-stars: rapper Del The Funky Homosapien, producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura and DJ Kid Koala -- are celebrating the announcement with the debut of the album trailer, set to the first track on the record "Stardate." The clip, which features Joseph Gordon-Levitt, is available for posting HERE. In anticipation of Deltron 3030: Event II, the band will also release their City Rising From the Ashes EP on August 13th, 2013. The title track from the EP, which also appears on the full-length, is available HERE.
Individually, the collaborators of Deltron 3030 stand at the top of their respective musical disciplines; together as Deltron 3030, they warped space, bent time, transcended genre and blew minds with Deltron 3030, an album that still stands today as one of the most important records in the annals of underground hip-hop.
Both timely and avant garde, Deltron 3030 accurately - if surrealistically - captured the spirit of the cusp of the millennium, an era when a technology-driven stock market bubble was on the verge of bursting, when the political world was entering an era of unprecedented partisanship, when global inequality was beginning to skyrocket. Critics dubbed it a masterpiece: "The most purely enjoyable hip-hop album of 2000," NME declared. Vice praised Deltron 3030 as "a dope hip-hop concept album...visionary sci-fi rap for comic book heads, cyberpunks and conspiracy theorists that closed the gaps between indie-rap, boom bap and future-music." "It's not only one of the best albums in either of their catalogs, but one of the best to come out of the new underground, period," said AllMusic.com. Pitchfork called Nakamura the "poet laureate of creepy, oppressive beats," describing the album as an "exciting" reimagining of "the future from the bottom up" that reveals Del as a "surprisingly acute social critic."
Del The Funky Homosapien, founder of Oakland's seminal Hieroglyphics crew, launched his career as part of his cousin Ice Cube's posse, da Lench Mob, and gained recognition as a top-tier hiphop verbalist with his 1991 debut, I Wish My Brother George Was Here, featuring the memorable tracks "Mistadobalina" and "Dr. Bombay." He would release three more albums -1993's No Need for Alarm, 1998's Future Development and 2000's Both Sides of the Brain - before joining with Nakamura and Koala for Deltron 3030.
Dan "The Automator" Nakamura, the architect of the sonic landscape within which Del and Koala work their magic, first captivated the hiphop underground with Dr. Octagonacologyst, his collaboration with Ultramagnetic MC's Kool Keith. He went on to produce Cornershop's breakout album, When I Was Born for the 7th Time, and to team up with fellow superproducer Prince Paul under the name Handsome Boy Modeling School, before forming Deltron 3030 with Del and Koala.
Kid Koala, a native of Vancouver whose turntablism mixtape Scratchcratchratchatch, recorded on cassette while a university student, brought him to the attention of superstar British DJs Matt Black and Jonathan More, better known as Coldcut; the duo signed him as the first North American artist on their new label Ninja Tune, launched as a haven for the world's most exceptional DJ and EDM talent. A year into his signing, Koala met Nakamura at the New York show of his first U.S. tour; the two hit it off immediately, and - beginning with Deltron - Koala became one of The Automator's most frequent collaborators.
Nakamura began to make plans for Event II shortly after the three principals reunited for Gorillaz, the 2001 multiplatinum debut album of the "virtual band" conceived of by Blur frontman Albarn and illustrator Jamie Hewlett, which Nakamura produced, with Koala providing masterful scratchwork and Del lending his lyrical brilliance to its biggest hit, "Clint Eastwood." Though initial tracks had been laid down by 2005, it would be another eight years before the record would be finished to their mutual satisfaction. The album will be released in October on Nakamura's Bulk Recordings label, and when it does, it will open a new chapter in the Deltron 3030 legend - one that promises to be as relevant and resonant now as the first was in the year 2000.
"This time, the album has a specific story," says Del. "The Deltron world has gone too far with technology. Everything's destroyed, and you just see the remnants of our technology. The streets are run by criminals, the police are outnumbered and outgunned, and we're like pirates, running rogue, doing what we do to survive. That's the scene of it. We're trying to be as literary as possible while dealing with a musical format. I don't know if you could even categorize this as a hip hop album - it's more like a rock opera, but using rap."
He notes that the words, music and narrative have been deliberately chosen to put listeners into a specific emotional state. "This record took 13 years, and the whole time fans are telling us we better come out with Deltron right now - quit teasing me," laughs Del. "Well, this is beyond a regular album. Because I would say, me, Dan and Koala, we aren't limited by what other rap groups do - we're musicians first. I studied music theory for ten years. Dan and Koala been learning music since they were kids. We're bringing it all together here, everything, and the fans, the critics, they all going to be surprised by what we got. You'll see."
Deltron 3030: Event II tracklist:
1. Stardate (ft. Joseph Gordon-Levitt)
2. The Return
3. Pay the Price
4. Nobody Can (ft. Aaron Bruno of AWOL Nation)
5. Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 1 (ft. David Cross and Amber Tamblyn)
6. Melding of the Minds (ft. Zach De La Rocha)
7. The Agony (ft. Mary Elizabeth Winstead)
8. Back in the Day (ft. The Lonely Island)
9. Talent Supersedes (ft. Black Rob)
10. Look Across the Sky (ft. Mary Elizabeth Winstead)
11. The Future of Food (ft. David Chang)
12. My Only Love (ft. Emily Wells)
13. What Is This Loneliness (ft. Damon Albarn and Casual)
14. Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 2 (ft. David Cross and Amber Tamblyn)
15. City Rising From the Ashes (background vocals by Mike Patton)
16. Do You Remember (ft. Jamie Cullum)
City Rising From the Ashes
City Rising From the Ashes EP tracklist:
1. City Rising From the Ashes (background vocals by Mike Patton)
2. The Agony (ft. Mary Elizabeth Winstead)
3. Pay the Price