Video: Music Can Change People's Lives (A Message From Hasan Salaam)
"I cannot begin to explain how blessed it is to be a part of this project. Not only does Guinea-Bissau have to deal with the political and historical struggles of post-colonial Africa, but people have to face the day-to-day struggles that very few people here in America have ever experienced, and some cannot begin to fathom. Drinking water: something we have on tap in our homes, public fountains, and even bottled up for choice of brand, is very difficult to get in many parts of Guinea-Bissau. The construction of this well has ensured clean water for the village and surrounding areas."
"Sometimes you just wanna make a rap video at a days notice. Especially when you grow up on the other side of the earth and get a chance to go to a place you've only seen in skate vids, the Mo Money, Mo Problems music video and at the end of Men In Black. No days off until this thing takes off."
New Music: Random x Homeboy Sandman: "Faculty Lounge"
Philly bred ex-teacher Random aka Mega Ran enlisted another educator turned rhyme-slinger, recent Stones Throw Records signee Homeboy Sandman, in this example of what goes down on a typical afternoon in the faculty lounge. Mega Ran and Boy Sand set it on the American educational system's flaws over an ill funk chop by DN3, with precise cuts and scratches by Phoenix's DJ LES 735.
The song will appear on Random's new conceptual EP, Language Arts Volume 2, also featuring Mela Machinko, Chaundon and more, releasing August 22. Volume 1 and even his own VIDEO GAME based on the album, is available now. Swag. http://language-arts-game.com .
Until then, catch Random on tour with Open Mike Eagle and DJ DN3 on the Summer Sessions tour.
7.10 Club Red, Tempe, AZ 7.11 Burt's Tiki Lounge, ALB, NM* 7.12 The Underground, Santa Fe, NM* 7.13 Hodi's Half Note, Ft Collins, CO* 7.14 Crash 45, Denver, CO* 7.16 Berbati's Pan, Portland, OR* 7.17 Nectar, Seattle, WA* 7.18 The Glow, Bellingham, WA* 7.20 Velvet Lounge, Washington, DC* 7.24 Dobbs Upstairs, Philadelphia, PA* 7.25 Cameo Lounge, NYC* 7.26 Empire, Portland, ME* 7.27 Con-Bravo, Burlington, Ont, Canada* 7.28 Pixel, Ithaca, NY* 7.29 Precinct, Boston, MA* 8.1 White Rabbit, San Antonio, TX^ 8.2 Mohawk, Austin, TX^ 8.3-5 Nerdapalooza @The Social/Beacham, Orlando, FL 8.6 The Haven, Winter Park, FL 8.7 Granada Theater,Lawrence, KS^ 8.8 The Waiting Room, Omaha, NE^ 8.9 Varsity Theater, MPLS, MN^ 8.10 Gabe's Oasis, Iowa City, IA^ 8.11 Subterranean, Chicago, IL^ 8.12 Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI^ 8.14 Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, MI^ 8.15 Mickey Finns, Toledo, OH^ 8.16 The Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH^ 8.17 The Basement, Columbus, OH^ 8.18.12 Mr Smalls, Pittsburgh, PA^
New Audio: Big Shug f/ Fat Joe & M.O.P. "Hardbody" (produced by DJ Premier)
His name says it all; standing at well over six feet tall and with the intimidating muscular build of a linebacker, Big Shug's physical presence alone is enough to command attention. His voice, a hoarse rumble effective for delivering both fearsome threats or smooth crooning as his alter-ego Shugie Diamonds, is one of rap's most instantly recognizable. As both a solo artist and founding member of Gang Starr, his name has consistently shown up in album credits alongside hip-hop's elite for over 20 years.
Union "Wings (Audible Doctor Remix)" Feat. Audible Doctor & Elzhi
"The Audible Doctor teams up with Union & Elzhi to bring you the "Wings (Audible Doctor Remix)". The track is a fresh take on Union's song "Wings" with brand new production by The Audible Doctor as well as featuring Audible Doctor & Elzhi on the verses. Shout out to Fat Beats Records for hooking this collab up. As always for Beat/Verse/Interview inquiries you can contact info(at)audibledoctor.com."
Senor Kaos Releases New EP "Mama Said The Sun Rises In The Resurrection" & Records song for Nike
Courtesy The Kaos Effect.
Hope everyone had a safe and exciting holiday weekend, and I hope wherever you are on this earth it's cooler than it is in Atlanta right now.
I'm proud to announce I've just released some new music...
"Mama Said The Sun Rises In The Resurrection" EP
It's the first project I've released since my "The Kaos Effect" LP this past November on High Water Music. It features 4 songs with production from DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Eleven, Exit, & Buck Oner. It also features a guest appearance from NYC emcee Punchline. It's now available for purchase at www.senorkaos.com .
In Other News...
Señor Kaos records "Never Stop" song for Nike endurance athlete Jason Lester.
On March 19th, 2012 Nike Ultra Endurance Athlete Jason Lester began The Journey for a Better World in NYC. Over the next 102 days, he has run and biked 4,800 miles across the United States to Oregon to show the world how a Better World starts with sport.
Along the way, he made a stop in ATL on April 13th, where I got the chance to meet him and hear about his journey. I penned a poem entitled "Better Journey" as a surprise to welcome him to Atlanta.
As a result, Jason challenged me to make a song called "Never Stop" which is his mantra. A month later, and several more states into his journey, I FINALLY put together a theme song for Jason called "Never Stop."
Produced By NYC DJ/Producer DJ Eleven (The Rub), this track is designed to "do good with a vengeance."
Jason is inspiring the world through sport, as I try to inspire the world through music.
And last but not least. If your going to be in Atlanta, GA on Friday July 27th, you can catch Señor Kaos perform at The Loft alongside MMG's Stalley and some of ATL's finest.
The Loft is located at 1374 W. Peachstreet Street. Performances by Stalley, Señor Kaos, Stanza, Methuzulah, Mighty Network, Jarren Benton, & Jay Prime. Hosted by Fort Knox. Music by DJ Kerosene. Tickets $15 in advance @ (theloftatl). Doors at 8pm.
Cali emcee Murs presents the Hobostewd-directed music video for "Animal Style", the Embassy-produced track from his recent BluRoc release Love & Rockets Volume 1: The Transformation. "Animal Style is a song I did for many reasons," Murs explains. "The first was to be an advocate for people close to me who are out, and those who have yet to come out. It's also a love song, which is nothing new for me. But with this one I wanted to challenge the listener to ask themselves: Is the love shared by two people of the same gender, really that different than the love I have for my partner of the opposite sex? And finally, I just felt it was crucial for some of us in the hip hop community to speak up on the issues of teen suicide, bullying, and the overall anti-homosexual sentiment that exist within hip hop culture. I felt so strongly about these issues and this song that I had to do a video that would command some attention, even if it makes some viewers uncomfortable. Even if it came at the cost of my own comfort."
URBNET releases the third volume in its new series of "Certified" compilations. The label’s latest compilation line focuses on a selection of new singles from emerging artists. The series also offers a sampling of songs from URBNET's expanding roster, and this will be an opportunity to hear new music before it appears on full length releases. Certified selections are pulled from URBNET's top 10 best new music list found at urbnet.com. The monthly list highlights the best new music submissions received by URBNET. Volume 3 will be released digitally on Tuesday, June 29, and features 15 full tracks with new music from mcenroe, OPOPO, Plex and Jo Thrillz as well as compilation exclusives from Mcenroe, Moka Only and D-Sisive just to name a few.
01. mcenroe - You Are A Robot 02. Animal Nation - Wooden Roller Coaster 03. Miles Jones - All Lies 04. D-Sisive - Ghetto Bastard 05. John Smith - Thirstday 06. Plex - Warriors 07. Elaquent - On The Rise (feat. Es, O-Phrap & E-yo) 08. Moka Only - The Why Song 09. Bix - Orca 10. Jo Thrillz - Buzzin' 11. OPOPO - Funny N Raw 12. Wordburglar - Fred Broca 13. Ryan Stinson - Dissociative 14. Perfeck Strangers - Work To Do 15 Kae Sun - When The Pot