coming out of south central california vortx of distorsun presents there debut album on joe left hand records: a positive blend of fresh hip hop music that makes you want to listen again and again. an album that mixes the best of new school and true school hip hop samples with production from a collective of dion brown, jams da boombox, life line eternal, cool d, in otha wordz with lyrics from vortx of distorsun on all tracks featuring azra nawal vocal samples chopped and spread all over the album. an album that makes you think of the blues of sun house to the jazz of sun ra over drums from clyde stubblefield mixed by bob power. this is that soulful jazzy production that makes you want to listen over and over. one guest artist ari hotep
We have been in close contact with our Japanese team and friends since the terrible earthquake and tsunami that struck on March 11, which resulted in severe problems at Fukushima nuclear plant. After thorough evaluation, we have decided to relocate this year's edition of the Academy, which was set to take place in Japan this fall.
A new location for the Red Bull Music Academy 2011 will be announced on Monday, April 11. As a consequence, we have decided to extend the application period: applications will now be accepted until April 26 (date of postmark).
The dates of the workshops, October 23 to November 25, will remain the same.
Throughout the last few months of preparation for the Tokyo Academy, we have gotten to know Japan as a country; its immensely rich spirit, the beauty, some of the traditions and innovative energy. We are honoured to have been introduced to so many interesting people and to have been allowed to experience some of their creative vision. We truly admire and respect their strength and courage in the face of this terrible situation.
We at the Academy also wish to show our solidarity and support for the Japanese music makers who have been part of our journey. Hence, the Red Bull Music Academy floor at SónarSound Tokyo this weekend will go ahead as planned. Profits from the festival will be donated in support to those affected by the horrific events of March 11 and their aftermaths.
We will continue to maintain strong links with the musical and creative scene in the country, and hope to bring the full Academy experience to Japan in the not too distant future.
Red Bull Music Academy 2011 Workshop 1: October 23 – November 4, 2011 Workshop 2: November 13 – November 25, 2011 Announcement of new location: April 11 Application period extended – NEW DEADLINE: April 26 (date of postmark)
Ludacris, Akon, Jadakiss, Juelz Santana, Joe Budden, Paul Wall, ODB, Styles P, Red Cafe, Masspike Miles, Pleasure P, Sheek Louch, Ma$e, Emilio Rojas, French Montana, Brisco, Gudda Gudda and Shanell of Young Money, Gunplay of Triple Cs, Termanology, Rock City AND MORE!!
1. Move (Feat. Jadakiss, Sheek Louch and Styles P) 2. Connected (Feat. Red Cafe) 3. G Like Me (Feat. G-Eyez, Danny "SkyHigh" McClain, Sha Stimuli and Termanology) 4. G.R.I.T.S. (Feat. TUGE Palermo) 5. Juelz Interlude (Feat. Juelz Santana) 6. The City Never Sleeps (Feat. Juelz Santana and Cankoone) 7. On It (Feat. Rock City, Ariez Onasis and Paul Wall) 8. Married to The Streets (Remix) (Feat. French Montana, Akon and Ma$e) 9. Hood 2 (Feat. Sheek Louch, Sha Stimuli and Joe Budden) 10. Straight Jacket (Feat. TUGE Palermo and Ariez Onasis) 11. All of the Time (Feat. ODB and Ludacris) 12. You Ain't Ready (Feat. Ariez Onasis and Pleasure P) 13. Talk My Shit (Feat. Certified Gz) 14. What You Sayin (Feat. Styles P, Masspike Miles, TUGE Palermo and French Montana) 15. Unstoppable (Feat. Joe Budden, Chief C and Emilio Rojas) 16. How Am I to Live (Feat. G-Eyez and Cyrus Deshield) 17. Letter 2 My Enemies (Feat. Brisco, Millyz and Gunplay of Triple Cs) 18. What a Girl (Feat. Gudda Gudda and Shanell of Young Money) 19. Butterfly Effect (Feat. Termanology, G-Eyez and Emilio Rojas)
May 5/1 Dallas Car show 5/5 Rocky Mount NC 5/6 Spartanburg Sc 5/7 Gainesville, Fl 5/8 Chesapeake, Va 5/12 St. Louis (club amnesia) 5/13 Columbus, Oh (mansion) 5/14 Detroit 5/15 Cleveland, Oh (club Anatomy) 5/22 WJKS/WILMINGTON DE KISS SPRING JAM
June 6/17 Greensboro Summer Jam 6/18 Atl (birthday bash) 6/25 Cincinnati, Oh
Search for Next Great Female Rapper Uncovers Ugly Truth
S&H Public Relations maintains commitment to find an artist who possesses the X factor.
Los Angeles, April 2011 – S&H Public Relations is having a hard time finding artists who aren’t fixated on themes of sex and over-the-top materialism. Last month, the agency launched a campaign to find the next great female rapper. The national talent search, which started in March to celebrate Women’s History Month, was launched to find a female rap artist who embodies style, substance, and character. What has come as a result is far from what was expected.
S&H Public Relations’ co-founder Sebastien Elkouby says, “These rappers think that the only way to compete in this industry is to sell sex. In a way, they’re correct if all they’re interested in is 15 minutes of fame. But what we’re looking for is someone who has what it takes to make a long term impact.” Taking Lauryn Hill as an example, S&H is looking for an artist who has the potential to be the voice of a generation. Elkouby adds, “Regardless of Lauryn’s personal struggles over the years, the bar she set when she was at her peak still applies to what a rapper can be today.”
S&H Public Relations is extending its April 15 deadline to May 15 to give artists a chance to submit their best work. Co-founder, Carey Harris says, “Someone recently told me that our standards are too high. Why wouldn’t we aim for the stars? The right person is out there somewhere.”
For details and information, artists are encouraged to visit S&H Public Relations at www.SNHPR.com and click on Talent Search. Candidates are encouraged to send their links and copyrighted music to info@SNHPR.com.
About S&H Public Relations
S&H Public Relations is a Los Angeles - based company dedicated to promoting Hip Hop artists and culture. We pride ourselves on working with artists who aim to push Hip Hop music forward. We believe that many talented Hip Hop artists, usually referred to as “underground”, are often overlooked due to lack of resources. S&H’s goal is to provide affordable public relations services to quality artists who are looking to receive greater exposure.