In recent years, bullying has become an international epidemic that's been coupled with a devastating rise in suicide by those victimized by their antagonizers. The issue has become subject to intense scrutiny by the media, where we've learned that Bullying is not blind to gender, race, or age, as exemplified in the recent case of Karen Klein, the bus monitor. For the latest set of visuals by Seattle's Fearce & BeanOne (of Dyme Def), the emcee/producer duo shed light on the issue by painting a picture of the physical and emotional hardship of a bullied student who feels that his only way out is by taking his own life.
2nd Artists Announcement Feat. Twista, CunninLynguists, Phil Ade
It's time for a second round of artists and showcase announcements. This one includes Twista, CunninLynguists, Phil Ade, Los, Los Rakas, Fat Trel, Toki Wright, G-Side, Curtis Williams and about 40 more!
The A3C is also happy to announce several new showcases including:
The Chicago showcase presented by Fakeshore Drive, which Twista is headlining.
The DMV (D.C.-Maryland-Virginia) showcase, The Indie Life, featuring Los, Phil Ade and Fat Trel.
The Underground Express showcase by Kevin Nottingham including CunninLynguists and Toki Wright.
Our second annual international showcase by World Hip Hop Market and The Bloom Effect, Planet Hip Hop, partners with NewSkoolRules to present Los Rakas and more.
Special Ticket Pricing
A3C tickets are still available for $33, but only for a limited time. At the end of the month, regular ticket prices will increase to $45 and will be $60 at the door. Buy a 3-day pass today and save $27!
4th of July Woodallion special: The cost of a collectable woodallion and 3-day pass combo has already gone up to $65, but you can get one for $45 from now until Sunday, July 8 if you enter the code: JULY4TH.
Accepting Artists Submissions Until August
We're planning to add another 150 artists to our lineup for 2012 so, if you want to play the A3C, you only have two more months left to submit. We're going to be accepting artist submissions until August 31. Submit online today through Sonicbids or ReverbNation.
Fokis introduces the newest member to his Local-Mu12 Crew, Son-Ray. A lyrical power house from Bedstuy, Brooklyn, Son-Ray’s first single "Music Is My Life” features Skyzoo & Babieqirl and its taken from his upcoming EP “Face Value.” Son-Ray displays an amazing word play and flow, while Skyzoo does what he always does; and that’s “Get Busy.”
Download Link :http://loyaltydigitalcorp.bandcamp.com/album/music-is-my-life-single .
Here is Lil Wyte's new video "Yea Hoe" featuring $hamrock, produced by Big BOI Beats. This song appears on Wyte's upcoming album Still Doubted? which dropped June 19 via Wyte Music, Hypnotize Minds and Select-O-Hits.
Stu Bangas & Vanderslice Announce August 28 Release For Diggaz With Attitude
On August 28th, producers Stu Bangas & Vanderslice will release their new collaborative album, Diggaz With Attitude. The album, which will be released via Man Bites Dogs Records, includes features from Roc Marciano, The Alchemist, Evidence, Apathy, Ill Bill, Vinnie Paz, Blaq Poet, Celph Titled, Esoteric, and many more, and today, Stu Bangas & Vanderslice are excited to release the official album cover artwork and track list.
Although Stu Bangas & Vanderslice don't co-produce any of the album's tracks together, production on the album is split evenly between the two, with Vanderslice also offering a handful of instrumental-only interludes that help set the pace throughout the album. In addition, a handful of the album's standout features, including Apathy, Roc Marciano, and others, appear on the album a handful of times each.
Next week, Stu & Vander will release the album's lead single, "The Gusto," which features Apathy, Roc Marciano, The Alchemist, and Evidence. The track will be made available for purchase on iTunes and will be accompanied by an official music video.
Diggaz With Attitude Track List:
1. Intro (Prod. By Vanderslice) 2. A Word From The Ghetto Child Ft. Smiley Da Ghetto Child (Prod. By Vanderslice) 3. Half Dead Ft. Apathy, Roc Marciano & Planet Asia (Prod. By Stu Bangas) 4. Pharoah Status Ft. Esoteric (Prod. By Stu Bangas) 5. The Gusto Ft. Apathy, Roc Marciano, Alchemist & Evidence (Prod. By Vanderslice) 6. The Brutual Music Collection Agency (Prod. By Vanderslice) 7. Okay, Player Ft. Wais P (Prod. By Vanderslice) 8. Death Wish Ft. Ill Bill, Blaq Poet & Wais P (Prod. By Stu Bangas) 9. Extened Mags Ft. Outerspace (Prod. By Vanderslice) 10. Spyhunter Ft. Blacastan (Prod. By Vanderslice) 11. The Van Sleazy Extravaganza (Prod. By Vanderslice) 12. Casino Royale Ft. Apathy & Blacastan (Prod. By Vanderslice) 13. 1st Degree Murder Ft. Vinnie Paz, Roc Marciano & Celph Titled (Prod. By Stu Bangas) 14. The Realest Ft. Slaine & Ill Bill (Prod. By Stu Bangas) 15. Vikings Ft. Apathy & Wais P (Prod. By Stu Bangas) 16. Black Lung Rap Ft. Reef The Lost Cauze (Prod. By Vanderslice) 17. Thank You & F*Ck You (Prod. By Vanderslice)
Lurking in the dark shadows, with the things that creep in the night, the Brutal Music team of Stu Bangas & Vanderslice work to create their musical madness. Vanderslice, who has long since been a "digger" for the stars and Stu Bangas, who has been a big part Boston's recently burgeoning hip-hop scene, first came together to produce the now-acclaimed Blaq Poet Society, an album with Screwball MC Blaq Poet. In the process, the production duo joined forces with indie label Man Bites Dog Records, and are now prepping their latest project, Diggaz With Attitude, or D.W.A. for short. Individually, Stu Bangas & Vanderslice have produced for a who's-who of underground favorites, a list that includes Sean Price, Apathy, Vinnie Paz, Ill Bill, Copywrite, and Heltah Skeltah, among others. For D.W.A., Stu & Vanderslice enlisted a number of those same artists, in addition to Roc Marciano, The Alchemist, Evidence, and more. Diggaz With Attitude will be released August 28, 2012 via Man Bites Dog Records.
Kero One, coming fresh off the heels of performing at sold out shows at Korea’s Olympic Stadium, House of Blues Hollywood, and Showbox Seattle with Dynamic Duo (Korea’s equivalent of Jay-z & Kanye), is ready to release his fourth solo album, Color Theory. On naming the album, the San Francisco native says, “I believe color theory can provide clues about life and this album is all about doing life; the good, the bad, and the ugly.” Different from his previous albums, this album was partially funded via kickstarter.com raising over 10k from fans and supporters.
1) Return of Kinetic 2) What Am I Supposed to Do? feat. Suhn 3) In Time feat. Clara C & Dumbfoundead 4) Whiplash 5) To the Top feat. Jane Lui 6) Love & Hate feat. Myk 7) R.I.P. feat. Suhn 8) Count on That feat. Dumbfoundead 9) Shortcuts feat. Sam Ock 10) The Last Train feat. Shing02 11) So Seductive feat. Jeni Suk 12) Land of the Free feat. Myk 13) Lackadaisical Living 14) Father feat. Suhn
Through the journey of his 12 year professional music career, Kero One has worked with artists such as Aloe Blacc, Mark Farina, Fashawn, Talib Kweli, David Choi, and Abstract Rude. With Color Theory, Kero One looks to keep the collaborations coming, this time with a slew of emerging youtube stars such as Clara C, Dumbfoundead, Jeni Suk, as well as Shing02 of Nujabes fame.
Like his previous albums, Kero One shows that he is not only a rapper, but also a musician by producing a majority of the tracks using influences from jazz, analog synths from the 80’s, and funk basslines from the 70’s. Kero One rhymes conscious messages reminiscent of Mos Def or Lupe Fiasco, as heard in the lead single What Am I Supposed to Do. In this lead single, Kero One announced a call-to-action for the “Free the Slaves” charity, where half of the proceeds from the downloads, in the first month, were able to provide a year of specialized education for a former child slave in India and help prevent future slave trafficking in their home village. However, Color Theory is not only about conscious raps, tracks like “In Time” and “Lackadaisical” showcase fun, lighthearted lyrics accompanied by bouncy beats reminiscent of a pool party perfect for this summer season.
Video: Dopethought and Worth - "Have You Figured It Out Yet?"
Portland, OR: July 2012. Heaven Noise Recordings is proud to present Dopethought's music video debut in "Have You Figured It Out Yet?" off of his collaborative album with producer Worth, titled We Our Environment. In April the Salt Lake City emcee traveled to Portland to hit the streets and push his message. Director Noah Porter was there to film his efforts and the resulting visuals display a passionate sermon to a mostly indifferent crowd. Dopethought doesn't let up, intent on reaching at least one person. Will he succeed? What is "it" and have you figured it out yet? There is one way to know for sure - please watch the video and check out the rest of We Our Environment at heavennoise.com.