Welcome to the new week, and the new month, everyone.As all of you know, I burn the candle at every conceivable end, and while that's worked perfectly fine for me over the years, I started to feel a little overwhelmed recently. Knowing I needed to make a change or two to my work schedule, I decided to move Pop Shots to Monday starting this week. I have a full explanation as to why, along with not one, but TWO editions of Pop Shots, in this week's update (the newest one is first). I also have interviews with hip-hop trio Parallel Thought, and NYC nu metal band Xombie, as well as a photo gallery from Alex Kelly's album release party, and a Vid Pick from Jonny October (cuz who couldn't use a little October in their lives when it's 90+ degrees outside?).
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Pop Shots - In A Giving Mood
Welcome to your weekly dose of pop world musings (which now comes to you on Monday). Covering all things pop culture, this week Pop Shots is hitting you with thoughts on everything from will.i.am’s big charitable donation, to Quincy Jones and A Guy Called Gerald dishing out some insults, to Pentatonix giving Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” a unique vocal twist, and since it’s Pop Shots you know everything is seasoned with a little bit of attitude. Read all the shots at: AdamsWorldBlog.com
A Much Needed Change Of Pace
As I’m sure many of you have noticed, I’ve picked up quite a bit of extra work in the past few months, most notably my NYC Scene reports and features for 101Distribution.com. Because I think I’m Superman, I took on this new weekly responsibility without even thinking of taking anything off my plate. What I’ve come to find is that’s a terrible combination for my sanity and creativity, not to mention it leaves little time to pitch, or work on anything long form. With that in mind I decided to make a few changes to my publishing schedule here at Adam’s World.
Most of us remember the rise of nu metal in the late 90s that began with Korn and Limp Bizkit and continued with acts like Linkin Park. NYC's Xombie is looking to create a comeback of sorts for the genre, but in their own unique way. Rather than doing what's already been done, Xombie have crafted what they feel is the next step in the evolution of nu metal - Hood Metal. Read the full story at: 101Distribution.com
Parallel Thought - It's Their Time To Shine
Parallel Thought, which is the trio of emcee Caness and producers Knowledge and Drum, is a group that’s been working its way into the collective consciousness of hip-hop fans over the past handful of years. In large part this is due to the amount of liner notes they’ve been showing up in. From working with Del The Funky Homosapien (who is pictured above with the production members of the group), to Tame One, to C-Rayz Walz, to Cannibal Ox, to Slug, to MF Doom, their resume has become quite impressive. Since 2004, however, something that’s been missing from that resume is an actual Parallel Thought album with all three members. That will be fixed on July 2nd with the release of Articulation, a free EP that will be available via the group’s bandcamp page. The EP comes on the heels of the release of their latest album with Del, titled Attractive Sin, and right before the July 24th release of their next instrumental album, The Art Of Sound.
I caught up with all three members of this unbelievably busy group to find out more about all their projects, why it’s taken so long for them to come out with another album as a trio, and the very interesting reaction they have when an album they’ve spent years working on gets shelved.
Welcome to your weekly dose of pop world musings. Covering all things pop culture, this week Pop Shots is hitting you with thoughts on everything from the ruckus over Rihanna, to the returns of both Lily Allen and 98 Degrees, to a Pussycat Doll who clearly has nine lives when it comes to her career, and since it’s Pop Shots you know everything is seasoned with a little bit of attitude.
Snow Tha Product is a Summer Sensation! Pics & Video From DrJays Photo Shoot
As Snow Tha Product warms up for the release of her next mixtape Good Nights n Bad Mornings, the Texas-based lyricist joined DrJays.com for their 2012 Summer Sensations fashion shoot in NYC. The official campaign launched the last week of June along with Rye Rye, Lola Monroe, Brianna, Ca$h Out, Deon, Chevy Woods and OnCue!
June brought pure action for Snow, as she traveled coast to coast recording new tracks and performing. She was featured on Latina Magazine's website Latina.com, and received accolades from the Dallas Observer in their "People 2012" issue alongside Mavericks star Shawn Marion, Olympic gymnastics medalist Nastia Liukin and more. The release date for Snow's Good Nights n Bad Mornings will be announced soon!
MP3: Young Platt f/ Mr. Mill$ - "Stop the Killing"
Young Platt is an up & coming rapper from Gary, Indiana who has been creating a lot of buzz on the underground music scene lately, with his witty wordplay and versatile delivery that he brings to each song he is bound to be an instant favorite in the rap scene for a long time to come. Here is his first single "Stop The Killing" ft. Mr Mill$ that is guaranteed to be an instant hit.
Master P performed in St. Louis for HOT 104 Super Jam. Master P comes on stage and introduces the newest line up from No Limit Forever Records Louie V Mob. AllHipHop.com would like to reintroduce Romeo, Eastwood, Miss Chee, Bengie B, T.E.C and T-Bo now also known as the Louie V Mob.
i just made a new video the other day. here is a link to. it's a bloody mess with hot tattooed girls. let me know what you think please. it's called "Is Anybody Thirsty?" it was filmed by Bizjack/TROMA
Emicida, the Brazillian Rapper Starts His European Tour
Emicida grew up in the northern area of the city of Sao Paulo, listening , at home, mostly to hip hop music. His carreer as a MC started in 2006, when he sang his first rhymes in freestyle battles (improvised rhymes) underground parties that used to happen in the center area of the city. He soon became a household name in the scene. In 2008, EMICIDA released his first single: "Triunfo". One year later, his first mixtape got the streets: "Pra Quem Já Mordeu um Cachorro por Comida Até que eu Cheguei Longe."
The independent distribution worked out just fine and the album sold over 10,000 copies. Popular all over the country, as a result of his mixtape sucess, EMICIDA was brought to the media attention and was in the major TV interview programs, newspapers and magazines covers. In 2010, the rapper released other two mixtapes: "Sua Mina Ouve Meu Rep Tamem" and "Emicídio". At that point, EMICIDA was already one of the leading names of the brazilian new hip hop generation, which took its culture to different audiences.
EMICIDA's first international tour started in april, 2011, when he performed in California, at Coachella Festival. He then went to New York, where the EP "Doozicabraba e a Revolução Silenciosa" (organized with the producers K-Salaam and Beatnick) was recorded. In that same year, EMICIDA was invited to perform at two of the major music festivals of Brazil: Rock in Rio (playing with the reggae band Cidade Negra) and SWU. After that, he won the Act of the Year award, from the MTV VMB Awards.
And the big news keep coming in the present year. The rapper just released "Zica, Vai Lá" videoclip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIofXdI1w5U, featuring Neymar, brazilian latest soccer idol. "9 Círculos", an exclusive request of the "Max Payne 3" game (it is its 9th track), has just gotten the streets as well (and you can listen to the song at emicida.com).
After the US tour, in 2011, EMICIDA is now just about to start his first European tour. The Brazilian rapper will perform at Back2Black festival, in London on June 29th, Montreux Jazz Festival, in Switzerland on July 6th and Born2Roll in Berlin, Germany on July 14th. To sum up, his label, Laboratório Fantasma, will support new talents, starting with the band Mão de Oito and the rappers Ogi and Rael da Rima.