As promised, here's The Official 2010 CMJ Mixtape! This is becoming an annual tradition for me and is the 3rd 'Official' CMJ Mixtape I've done so far. I partnered up w/ DeeJay Element this year and I'm loving how this one came out.
For the 3rd straight year, DJ Dutchmaster has assembled his Official CMJ Mixtape for you and yours! This year, Dutch joins forces with the Brown Bag AllStar's DeeJay Element for the hour plus mix of the straight dope which showcases the singles, leaks and exclusives from many of the most dominant and promising spitters in the game. Some of the artists featured on the 2010 edition include Joell Ortiz, Rakaa Iriscience, El Da Sensei, Ill Bill, Skyzoo, Planet Asia, Strong Arm Steady, Emilio Rojas, Snoop Dogg, 7L & Esoteric, Bekay, Slaine & more!
Big B Releases New Single 'For Tonight' featuring Unwritten Law's Scott Russo Online
Big B has released his new single "For Tonight" featuring Unwritten Law's Scott Russo online at www.myspace.com/hooliganbigb. The track is the second single from Big B’s new album, “Good Times & Bad Advice”, which also features collaborations with Everlast, Cisco Adler (Shwayze, Whitestarr), Glasses Malone, and Pepper.
BIG B has become known for his raw and honest style, blending together elements of hip-hop, alternative rock, country and even a laid-back reggae vibe. His new album ‘Good Times & Bad Advice’ will captivate fans of such diverse artists as Eminem to Sublime and Unwritten Law to Willie Nelson. Fans can check out Big B’s new video for the song “Before I Leave This Place” featuring Everlast online at http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=106025035 .
Big B will join the Kottonmouth Kings and La Coka Nostra’s Slaine on the second leg of the Party Monsters Tour beginning November 13th in Hollywood, CA at The Key Club.
BIG B TOUR DATES: Nov 13 - West Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club Nov 16 - Chico, CA @ Senator Theater Nov 17 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom Nov 18 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox Nov 19 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Spokane Nov 20 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Boise Nov 21 - Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater Nov 23 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre Nov 24 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue Nov 26 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues Las Vegas Nov 27 - Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory Dec 9 - Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome Dec 10 - San Francisco, CA @ Slims Dec 11 - Modesto, CA @ Fat Cat Music House & Lounge Dec 16 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues San Diego Dec 17 - Anaheim, CA @ Grove of Anaheim Dec 18 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
MP3: DaVinci, Roach Gigz, San Quinn, Big Rich & Cellski - "Black & Orange" SF Remix
Bay Area Emcees Come Out In Support Of Hometown Team On New Remix Track
Baseball is not a sport often discussed in the rap game. It's true that there are exceptions, especially when it comes to the New York Yankees, but most other MLB teams tend to be overlooked by emcees in favor of football and basketball references. KMEL's DJ Amen and Distortion 2 Static's own Prince Aries are out to reconcile this issue with "Black & Orange," a tribute to the San Francisco Giants, their favorite ball club. They've enlisted the help of a few notable locals with the track as well, including San Quinn, Big Rich, Cellski, DaVinci and Roach Gigz.
The song is a remix of Wiz Kahifa's new single "Black & Yellow" and its four minutes gives each artist the chance to show off their skills and rep their home town and home team. San Quinn, Big Rich and Cellski are all long-established figures in the Bay Area scene and to see them rap alongside newer up-and-comers accurately portrays San Francisco to be the hip-hop hotbed that it is. Such a song could not come at a more appropriate time, as the Giants are one win away from moving on to this year's World Series. As if San Francisco wasn't already fired up, this provides fans with the anthem to root their team.
Audible Treats' CMJ Showcase 2010: When: Thursday, October 21, 2010 What:Audible Treats CMJ 2010 Showcase featuring Black Sheep, Nottz, Diamond District, Big Pooh + Hall of Justus, Chip Fu, Rah Digga, Von Pea, Moe Green, DaVinci, and The Left Where: Sullivan Hall @ 214 Sullivan St., NYC
The Fillmore District has bred more rappers per capita than any other district in San Francisco, and although the older generations recall its rich musical history rooted in Jazz, the Fillmore today is rife with drugs, turf wars, and mass gentrification. DaVinci, a young MC raised in the Fillmore, is a prime example of the duality of this area, who at the age of 13 was homeless, hungry, and hopeful for a way out. Explains DaVinci, "My music has everything to do with my environment: from robbing, killing, pimpin' to selling and abusing drugs," he explains about his heavy content. "It's a direct reflection of what my friends and family have been through and are still going through." While his story is similar to many other young rappers’ upbringings, DaVinci was surrounded by an incredible pool of Fillmore talent and by studying with the greats, he was able to sharpen his skills and aim higher than most, cultivating his story-telling abilities beyond mere drug-and-gun-talk. Growing up in the same 10-block radius as Bay Area rap legends San Quinn and JT the Bigga Figga, DaVinci was content in merely watching the next generation follow in their footsteps, until he received overwhelming praise from his peers from a mixtape appearance, which then prompted him to pursue rap professionally. In 2006, San Quinn welcomed him onto the "Pressure Makes Diamonds Tour" with rap veterans Xzibit and Tech N9ne. Since the tour, DaVinci has kept busy appearing on numerous mixtapes and compilations, as well as preparing his official debut album, The Day The Turf Stood Still. The Day The Turf Stood Still is available now via SWTBRDS Creative Collective.
Tommy Boy & S.O.B Present Only Built for Digital Links f/ Ameer
“Only Built for Digital Links” release party will be held at SOB’s in Manhattan on Tuesday, Nov 02, 2010 9:00 PM EDT (7:00 PM Doors). The event will feature performances by Ameer, The Heatmakerz, Scram Jones, with special guest AZ, and many more.