PLATINUM, GRAMMY-WINNING ARTIST CHAMILLIONAIRE TO DROP RENAMED THIRD MAJOR ALBUM, “VENOM”, DECEMBER 8, 2009
Thousands spoke up for the album’s original title after Chamillionaire went out to fans for suggestions via his highly trafficked site www.Chamillionaire.com .
(Houston, TX – Friday, October 1, 2009) – Few artists have embraced the monster that is the internet and its abundance of social networking tools quite as comprehensively as Platinum, Grammy-winning rap artist, Chamillionaire; using it to engage with fans for everything from Twitter takeovers to live broadcasts from his own highly trafficked site, Chamillionaire.com. Last week saw him go out to his legions of fans visiting the site daily and asking for their input in renaming his upcoming Chamillitary/Universal Republic third album release, which had originally been titled “Venom”; a name Chamillionaire felt he should change as the growth and direction of the album’s intended tracks, to him, no longer fit the moniker. Thousands submitted title suggestions and after narrowing it down, Chamillionaire put his top ten picks up for a vote on his site. To his surprise, his original album title “Venom” won by an overwhelming margin and, a man of his word, the newly-entitled, highly anticipated “Venom” is set to hit stores nationwide December 8, 2009.
“I wanna show all of my haters love. This song’s for you…,” Chamillionaire sings melodically on the intro to Venom’s lead single, “Good Morning”. Produced by DJ Frank E., with a track inspired by Tom Petty’s 1989 smash, “Free Fallin’ “, this ode to killing your naysayers with kindness feels as comfortable as an old friend and fits seamlessly into any Top 40 radio playlist. In fact, the single has already found a home on many Top 40 stations since being serviced earlier this month.
As far as other possible singles or artist features on “Venom” go, Chamillionaire is keeping that information pretty close to the vest, saying cryptically on his site’s blog, ”Venom stands for ‘visually entertaining negatives of money’. I plan to shoot visuals to accompany the leakage of multiple records. I won’t be talking too much about features and producers. Well, at least I will try not to. The visuals should do the talking.”
Plans for the first of these visuals, the music video for “Good Morning” are already in the works with a shoot expected in Los Angeles in the next couple of weeks.
Hailed around the world for his major label platinum-plus debut smash album, The Sound of Revenge, the disc became one of the most influential hip-hop records in 2006, with the versatile Chamillionaire emerging as a mainstream multi-platform entrepreneur. The single and video for “Ridin’ featuring Krayzie Bone” became the most requested hip-hop anthem, soaring to the top of the urban, hip-hop and mainstream radio charts, almost single-handedly transforming the digital landscape. Chamillionaire was crowned the biggest selling Ringtone artist ever, with over 5 million ringtone sales, and was certified by the RIAA as the first multi-platinum Mastertone artist in history. His Myspace site has exceeded 15 million profile views, earning him over 4 million in digital sales, outselling established stars such as Nelly and T.I. In keeping with the outpouring of recognition, the charismatic performer beat out proven superstars 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes and others for Best Rap Video of the Year honors for the groundbreaking “Ridin’” video, featuring Krayzie Bone, at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards. In addition, the Houston rapper won “Rookie of the Year” and the prestigious “Alltell Wireless People’s Champ Award” (viewer’s choice) at the first ever BET Hip Hop Awards, as well as a nod at the American Music Awards for Favorite New Breakthrough Artist. In February 2007, Chamillionaire received his first Grammy Award win in the Best R&B Performance By Duo Or Group category for “Ridin’.” In 2007, Chamillionaire released his sophomore effort, Ultimate Victory which debuted in the Top 10 of the Top 200 Sales Chart and was critically acclaimed as one of the best hip hop albums of the year.
CUNNINLYNGUISTS SET FOR “STRANGE JOURNEY” 2009 TOUR
ALONGSIDE LOOPTROOP ROCKERS, GRIEVES (WITH BUDO) AND TUNJI
Fueled by the fire of their current release STRANGE JOURNEY VOLUME ONE (Bad Taste Records), hip-hop trio CUNNINLYNGUISTS have announced dates for their 2009 “Strange Journey” US Tour, kicking off November 10 in Atlanta, GA.
The new tracks, production work and remixes that appear on STRANGE JOURNEY VOLUME ONE span an array of stylistic inspiration that displays what makes CUNNINLYNGUISTS a hip-hop anomaly. Sampling genres from psych-rock to blues, new romantic and polka, the group has been compared to UGK and Atmosphere in the same breath, while producing tracks for everyone from Lil' Scrappy to KRS-One, as well as sharing stages with Kanye West and Aesop Rock to equal success. The upcoming live dates will showcase the trio’s explosive delivery to audiences across the nation, including dates in Orlando, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Boston and many others. Additional tour dates and details follow below.
Joining CUNNINLYNGUISTS for the “Strange Journey” Tour is fellow Bad Taste Records artists LOOPTROOP ROCKERS—the European hip-hop pioneers who released their new album GOOD THINGS on August 25. In this new collection of songs, the ever-expanding musical explorations and message laden lyrical depth of LOOPTROOP ROCKERS is displayed, highlighting the work of the influential group that exists as forerunners of the independent movement. Their upcoming live performances will mark the trio’s first stateside dates in over four years.
Also joining CUNNINLYNGUISTS and LOOPTROOP ROCKERS for the “Strange Journey” 2009 tour is Grieves (With Budo) and Tunji for all dates. Tickets for most shows are on-sale now.
Dates for the STRANGE JOURNEY 2009 tour include: Nov-10 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn Nov-12 – Orlando, FL – Backbooth Nov-14 – New Orleans, LA – Parish @ House of Blues Nov-15 - Dallas, TX - The Prophet Bar Nov-16 – Austin, TX – Emo’s Lounge Nov-18 – Scottsdale, AZ – Chasers Nov-20 – Los Angeles – Viper Room Nov-21 – Berkeley, CA – Shattuck Down Low Nov-22 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall Nov-24 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre Nov-25 – Seattle, WA – Nuemos Nov-27 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge Nov-28 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge Nov-29 – Steamboat Springs, CO – Ghost Ranch Saloon Nov-30 - Fort Collins, CO - Aggie Theater Dec-01 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre Dec-02 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room Dec-03 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry Dec-04 – Madison – High Noon Dec-05 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean Dec-09 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Dec-10 – Boston, MA – Paradise
Everlast Announces Special Career Retrospective Performance Oct 17th At Key Club In Hollywood, CA
*** Live Show Will Include Songs From Everlast’s Two Decade Musical Career
On October 17th, 2009 Whitey Ford, aka Everlast, invites you be a part of a special career retrospective performance at The Key Club in Hollywood, CA. The performance will look back at Everlast's musical career over the past two decades and feature the versatile singer/songwriter/rapper performing tracks from all of his recorded works. Everlast has released a video blog for fans online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYqr-CuJiXE&feature=player_profilepage .
Everlast has been a fixture within the rap and rock communities for over 20 years now. From his early beginnings with Ice-T's infamous Rhyme Syndicate, he has created a collection of timeless songs that are still played just as much today, as they were when they were originally released. His recorded works with House of Pain, his solo albums and new hip-hop group La Coka Nostra, have given fans a wealth of music to enjoy for years to come. Tickets for the October 17th show can be purchased online at http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=2741484 .
B.G. SET TO RELEASE LONG-AWAITED ALBUM, TOO HOOD 2 BE HOLLYWOOD, NOVEMBER 24TH ON CHOPPER CITY RECORDS/E1 MUSIC
ALBUM FEATURES LIL WAYNE, JUVENILE, T.I., TREY SONGZ, YO GOTTI, YOUNG JEEZY, LIL BOOSIE, AND MANY MORE!!
(New York, NY) — Former Hot Boy and “Living Legend” B.G. is back to take the streets as he unleashes his new, long-awaited album, Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood, slated for release by E1 Music/Chopper City Records/Atlantic Records on November 24th.
B.G. wrote and recorded over 80 songs for the new album and narrowed them down over time to include only the best of the best! Over 3 years in the making, Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood features B.G.’s classic shoot ‘em up, bang bang flow that fans have come to know and love. With over 3.3 million albums sold as a solo artist, and 2.1 albums sold as a member of The Hot Boyz, B.G. has created another classic with Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood.
The first single, “Back to The Money,” with production by Oddz n Endz, explains B.G.’s return to the rap game and why he’s been away for so long. “Back To The Money” will be followed by the second single, “My Hood” featuring Mannie Fresh. “My Hood” is a true testament to the progression B.G. has made with his music. With the creative Mannie Fresh sounds and B.G.’s hard verses and classic flow, the track proves Gizzle is right on target.
B.G. a/k/a B. Gizzle is a true hood superstar. As a grimy N’Awlins HOT BOY and the true originator of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary term “bling-bling,” B.G. has overcome incredible personal and professional strife while consistently putting out bangers year after year. Now with 14 years under his belt (and only 29 years old), B.G.’s new album Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood is “Baby Gangsta’s” 11th solo album to date and his long-awaited, often delayed follow-up to The Heart of Tha Streetz, Vol. 2.
“Sometimes I am denied my props but it’s cool,” says B.G. “I am coming back and taking everything the game owes me. It doesn’t owe me anything but respect. I’m still the hottest of the hot. At the end of the day, I just want the respect I truly deserve.”
Alan Grunblatt, President of E1 Music adds, “B.G. is the artist that put E1 Music (KOCH Records) on the map. He is an original Hot Boy and we are so excited to have him back.”
Atlantic Records Group Chairman & CEO Craig Kallman noted, “B.G. is an iconic artist who has been a force on the hip-hop scene for more than 15 years. His rare longevity is a testament to B.G.’s enormous talent, charisma, and influence. We’re very happy to be partnering with Chopper City and E1 for the release of his much-anticipated new album.”
B.G.’s Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood includes killer production from Scott Storch, KLC, Cool & Dre, Oddz n’ Endz, Justice League, Salvage, and more. Special guest features include Lil Wayne, T.I., Juvenile, Trey Songz, Yo Gotti, Young Jeezy, Lil Boosie, and many more!
While signed to Ca$h Money, B.G. released a string of albums, including True Story (1993), Chopper City (1997), and 1997’s It’s All On U (Volumes 1 and 2). He further bolstered his status by becoming a member of the now legendary Hot Boys (Juvenile, Lil Wayne, and Young Turk). B.G.’s Chopper City in the Ghetto (released in April 1999), debuted at Number 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart. But what really put him on the map was the album’s anthem, “Bling Bling,” which catapulted B.G. to superstardom. He became a part of history when the term “bling-bling,” used to describe diamonds, was added into The Oxford English Dictionary, a testament to hip-hop’s effect on modern and pop culture.
Here it is yall, 9 FREE SONGS featuring unreleased material from our album recording sessions, rare remixes & collaborations! The aim is to get any and everyone who wants it to download it from my Neosonic Store on Bandcamp. Feel free to spread the word, and make sure you are one of the first 500 people to download the EP, as we'll be sending those lucky ones a link to a song off our forthcoming new album, "12 Step Program", which won't be out till 2k10! Enjoy and definitely drop me a comment with your feedback...
Will Ice-T be hosting WWE's Monday Night Raw? Seems like there's a good possibility he will be. For the full Ice-T interview recap from Monday Night Mayhem where he drops the hint about it, head on over to AngryMarks.com, the official wrestling news affiliate of RapReviews.com.
OBESE RECORDS SIGNS MANTRA, DEBUT ALBUM DUE EARLY 2010
Obese Records is proud to announce the signing of Melbourne’s Mantra to the family. Mantra is known for his pivotal role as part of local outfit Illzilla, whose 2008 debut full length Wasteland, received both critical and commercial reception (the single “Cut Feet” featured prominently on Triple J).
Now part of the new breed of Obese Records artist, Mantra will release Power of the Spoken in early 2010 and will join young artists like Illy, Skryptcha, Dialectrix, Thundamentals, and Spit Syndicate in bringing Australian hip hop forward in the years to come.
Obese Records owner and artist Pegz has said about the latest addition; “It’s been a crazy 18 months of rebuilding the roster and Mantra is the cherry on top.”
Mantra will be a late addition to several Obese Records Block Party Tour dates. Details forthcoming.
Tru Reign Records Launches new A.D.O.R. Catalogue Campaign
Tru Reign Records has been monitoring the increased sales & demand from many new & old fans of there Primary Artist A.D.O.R.S catalogue of full length album releases.
Due to the very exciting trend & ever growing international energy surrounding there artist A.D.O.R. Tru Reign has decided to launch a new “ Check The Resume” Promotional Campaign. Utilizing there strong retail & digital distribution Partnerships- Sumthing Distribution NY, & itunes online. Tru Reign is going to Launch a full Retail & Consumer Promotional Campaign surrounding Key A.D.O.R. Full length Album Releases.
The Campaign focuses on 3 Key Albums: Classic Bangerz Volume 1, Signature of the Ill, & Tru Jewelz & Videotape which includes a bonus dvd of all of A.D.O.R.S 4 music video’s & TOTALLY unreleased tracks from A.D.O.R.S Debut album with Atlantic records “ the Concrete “
Transworld Ent, one of the largest cd retailers in the industry began to carry Tru Reign/ A.D.O.R.S releases in 2009 & will be a key retailer in this campaign.
A.D.O.R.S music has moved millions. his fanbase grows stronger everyday. He is the creator of a very special timeless sound & has gained a well deserved level of appreciation & fame. his biggest commercial records let it All Hang out ( Atlantic records ) & Renegade Master (Polydor)alone have made him a relevant special artist for the ages. The reason for this campaign is A.D.O.R. has created allot of very powerful albums & music that have fallen under the radar & appreciated in the underground. Tru Reign & many new fans feel the generations should have the opportunity to know about A.D.O.R.S music & they want to hear it & have it!
Tru Reign is launching special discounting, full Ad campaign & retail consumer push, including, p.o.p tv ads, print, radio & retail bookings etc.
Contact: Dorian Booth email@example.com for any inquiries, partnerships, promotional booking, etc.
“I’ve been holed up in the studio now writing and recording all sorts of new material. When it came time to put together songs for ‘Hidden Stash 4:20’, I wanted to give fans a taste of what I’ve been working on these past few months,” says Johnny Richter. “The track ‘Evolution’ is an introspective track, but it gives people an idea of what my solo record will sound like when it drops sometime in early 2010.”
For the fourth installment in this fan favorite series, Kottonmouth Kings dug deep into the vaults to uncover some classic nuggets of previously unreleased material. Packed with explosive guest appearances by Tech N9ne, X-Clan, Big B, Potluck, Dirtball, along with new solo tracks from both Johnny Richter, D-Loc, and a new Kingspade song, "Hidden Stash 4:20" contains 40 smoking tracks on two CDs and a bonus DVD. This is one high-end compilation that is sure keep fans in a smoked out haze. CATCH KOTTONMOUTH KINGS LIVE:
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