The first single from CRY AMERICA, the new album from the West Coast's best kept secret IamOmni, produced fully by UK trip-hop pioneer TRICKY. Directed by Mark Yamamoto. Omni's previous albums include collaborations with Fatlip of Tha Pharcyde, Aceyalone and Mikah Nine of Freestyle Fellowship, WildChild of the Lootpack. IamOmni’s self-titled album is available May 3rd, exclusively at rvca.com.
Says Omni of working with Tricky:
"Working with Tricky has been nothing short of an amazing experience, I worked with him in the past on material and for lightening to strike twice and me being able to do a complete project with him is mindblowing. I am forever in his debt."
[Consequence is back with a "Movie" sequel, however you don't have to worry about this sequel being horrible unlike its preceder. Cons still brings the G.O.O.D. Music that we all know and love as cameo appearances ranges from Q-Tip to Talib Kweli to Diggy Simmons. Check it!]
[Most of you guys know !llmind as a producer, but do you also know him as a producer in a group? !llmind, Mushmouf, and Slo-Mo offers you their high quality hip-hop and the best part is that it's for de FREE! Aside from !llmind's production, which he produced about 85% of this project, Slo Mo gets behind the boards as well as Symbolyc One (known as the producer to Kanye West's "Power"). Check it out!]
[About two years ago, L.E.G.A.C.Y. decided to release his "Featuring" mixtape displaying all of the track he's been featured in during the past year. This year, he's doing it again and it contains track that I didn't even know he made. L.E.G.A.C.Y stays persistent and this mixtape will prove it. Check out all his cameos in this tape.]
[I'm mad at myself for sleeping on this cat, but this project serves as the cold water splash to my face waking me from my slumber. But when I wake up, I realize I'm not dreaming when I hear this real hip-hop that came seemingly out of nowhere but at the right time, as well. This brings the right combination of hip-hop and electronica without the lame and cheesy robotic/futuristic effects (I'm talking about you, Black Eyed Peas!). Downloading this for free won't be "Thievery" as the title suggests, but stealing time away without hearing this will be.]
Money Making Jam Boys :: The Prestige: Jam Boy Magic
[Black Thought. Dice Raw. S.T.S. Truck North. P.O.R.N. Free. That's all I need to mention to convince you to download this if you claim you love hip-hop. Did I mention that it's a supergroup? I know it's becoming a trend for err'ybody and they cousins to make a supergroup these days, but the M.M.J.B. puts the SUPER in the supergroup and they should put the word "bad" between super and group, as well. Not bad meaning bad, but bad meaning GOOD!]
That's it for the "One Love" of "Free Music Fridays." If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me at email@example.com. If you're an artist with your free mixtape/album shown on this page and you want to send me a link re-up, corrections, and/or questions, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love....
Zion I & The Grouch Hit the Road for "Healing of the Nation" Tour
W/ SPECIAL GUESTS BLU & SHOTGUN WEDDING QUINTET
February 8, 2011 (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) To kick off the release of their much anticipated album Heroes in the Healing of the Nation, West Coast hip-hop crew Zion I & The Grouch are excited to announce a nationwide tour, starting March 19 at the historic Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. The trio, long since known for tackling weighty topics, are donating 100% of all ticketing fees sold through ZioniAndTheGrouch.com to local community organizations. The group has partnered up with different organizations in every city, such as Totem Star, Project Commotion, Self Enhancement Center, and Urban Peak.
“Touching people with our music is the main thing we can do," explains The Grouch of the motive behind the donations, "but contributing in a monetary way is taking things to the next level.”
"This album is intended to stimulate positive change in people's lives," says Zumbi. "Whether that be a smile during hard times, or a shift in perspective, the idea is that we help to facilitate a soulful healing session. This record is like a massage for the mind, body, and spirit."
The Healing of the Nation Tour also features Blu, and The Jacka on select dates, with The Shotgun Wedding Quintet (Jazz Mafia) opening each show. Heroes in the Healing of the Nation features Freeway, Fashawn, Casual, Mystic, Eric Rachmany, Jacob Hemphill of Soja, Eligh, Marty James, Los Rakas, Codany Holiday, and the R.O.D Project and is due out March 22, 2011.
For a full list of organizations, go to ZioniAndTheGrouch.com.
ZION I & THE GROUCH HEALING OF THE NATION TOUR DATES
* w/ Blu % w/ The Jacka # w/ The Shotgun Wedding Quintet (Jazz Mafia)
3/16/11 Austin, TX @ Mohawk (SXSW) 3/18/11 Austin, TX @ Beauty Bar (SXSW) 3/19/11 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore * % # 3/21/11 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades * # 3/23/11 Arcata, CA @ Humbrew * # 3/24/11 Eugene OR @ McDonald Theatre * # 3/25/11 Portland, OR @ BRANX * # 3/26/11 Seattle, WA @ Nectars * # 3/27/11 Missoula, MT @ Palace Lounge * # 3/29/11 Park City @ Star Bar * # 3/30/11 Aspen, CO @ The Belly Up * # 3/31/11 Ft Collins, CO @ Aggie Theater * # 4/01/11 Boulder @ Fox Theater * # 4/02/11 Denver, CO @ City Hall * # 4/15/11 Madison, WI @ Majestic # 4/17/11 Chicago, IL @ Abbey Theater # 4/18/11 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop # 4/20/11 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground # 4/21/11 Boston, MA @ Middle East Club # 4/22/11 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory # 4/23/11 Baltimore, MD @ The Quarter # 4/24/11 Philadelphia, PA @ The Blockley Poorhouse # 4/25/11 Tempe, AZ @ The Club House # 4/26/11 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre # 4/28/11 San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brewing Co. # 4/29/11 Santa Clara, CA @ The Avalon #