MP3: Dominique Larue - We Are feat. M-Dot & Revalation
After many scheduling setbacks, Dominique Larue finally drops the first of two leaks off of The Sam Jackson Project. We Are features Boston's very own M-Dot (Winner of 2010 "Hip-Hop Artist of the Year" at 23rd Annual Boston Music Awards) and Revalation of EMS with production from Onederkid hailing from Dade County.
The Sam Jackson Project is scheduled to be released on August 29, 2011 with Dub MD Promotions and cuts by DJ Bern from Larue's hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Stay tuned!
We Are feat. MDot & Revalation (Produced by Onederkid)
On April 14, Canadian label Wandering Worx released rapper/producer Moka Only's Airport 5 album, kicking off with the lead single "Grab Grab Grab." Here, they present the official "Grab" remix courtesy of fellow Canadian and WW artist Rel!g!on, who most recently produced two tracks for Planet Asia’s forthcoming WW full-length Black Belt Theatre which features Talib Kweli, Raekwon, Paul Wall and more. Rel!g!on is also the president of WW, a film production company as well as a record label. WW is home to Moka Only, Planet Asia, Gold Chain Military emcee TriState, Pittsburgh’s Jasiri X and emcee/producer DaiN.
MP3: Cold Heat feat. Sadat X & J-Love - "Taking It All"
Cold Heat, comprised of Jak D and Jay W get set to drop their third LP, Raising The Bar on July 19th through SoulSpazm digital. As part of their promotional campaign, the Queens duo pairs up with the 'Wild Cowboy' Sadat X and mixtape icon J-Love on "Taking It All", which is now available for free download. Stay tuned for more leaks off Raising The Bar, which is now available for pre-order on iTunes. #ColdHeat
HIP-HOP THEATER ARTIST JOE HERNANDEZ-KOLSKI GEARS UP FOR WORLD PREMIERE OF INNOVATIVE NEW PRODUCTION, awake, IN LOS ANGELES
"Joe ain’t afraid to be entertaining, in fact highly entertaining is what he is. Joe, I’ve noticed, likes to take chances and push the audience close to the edge." -Marc Smith, Founder of the Slam Movement and Poetry Slam, Inc.
LOS ANGELES (June 15, 2011) Multidimensional actor/comedian/def poet, Joe Hernández-Kolski, has been busy the past few weeks putting the finishing touches to his highly-anticipated new production, “awake,” which will premiere on July 29, 2011 at Bootleg Theatre in Los Angeles and run through August 20th. The show is the follow-up to Joe’s critically-acclaimed production, “You Wanna Piece of Me?” -- a work that received a glowing review in The New York Times.
The Polish-Mexican Chicago native describes the new work as a very intimate stage performance incorporating spoken word poetry, comedy, dance, traditional storytelling and dispensing WAY TOO MUCH INFORMATION about growing up in a modern world in flux. We are witnessing America redefine itself, and Joe is viewing it through a multicultural lens. His show is part Latino, part white, part hip-hop, part rock, part comedy, part dramatic storytelling. But it's all very REAL.
“awake” takes an in-depth look into Joe’s psyche as it gets pushed to its limits as he struggles with the typical signs of being a single man: the break ups, the career choices, and the bittersweet realization that life is tough, unpredictable, and sometimes unfair. And yet, depending on what side of the street you are standing on, can result in fodder for some great humor. The work unfolds as Joe is thrown a proverbial curve ball when he learns his mother is sick and ultimately passes on. Armed with a lot of privileges and a TiVo remote, he must take the challenges that life throws at him and defeat the negative voices in his head. Now the question is, “How the heck does he do that?”
Joe has performed all over the country opening up for everyone from comedian Carlos Mencia to Grammy-winning artists like Ozomatli and legendary musician John Mellencamp. He has quickly established quite a reputation for himself among many influential circles. His previous works have received accolades from leaders in both entertainment and academia. The Princeton graduate’s shows have often been described as part John Lequizamo, part George Carlin which he considers the highest of compliments.
Be sure to check out the world premiere of “awake” on July 29, 2011 at the Bootleg Theatre located at 2220 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90057, (213) 389-3856. http://www.bootlegtheater.org/ .
More on Joe Hernández-Kolski:
A two-time HBO Def Poet, Joe Hernández-Kolski is an award-winning TV, stage and film actor/writer who is constantly in demand. He is known for his live performances that are hard-hitting, truthful, and incredibly funny. Joe combines acting, spoken word poetry, comedy and dance to share very personal stories. He currently lives in Los Angeles. Born and raised in the city of Chicago, Joe began acting professionally as a child. He is a graduate of Princeton University with a BA in History with Certificates in the African-American Studies and Theatre and Dance programs. Joe is of Polish and Mexican descent. For detailed information on Joe Hernández-Kolski and “awake,” please visit www.pochojoe.com .
Jerry B. Long aka Kokane, Drops New Single "Who Iz You", Readies Three Albums
Los Angeles, CA (June 23, 2011) - Multi-platinum selling recording artist, Jerry B. Long b.k.a. Kokane, is back with a brand new single "Who Iz You”, taken from his forthcoming set, ‘In The Middle of The Road’, one of three full-length albums Kokane is gearing up to release later this year.
The Pomona, California rapper/singer will release three singles, from each of the upcoming albums. The first single from each will be; "Loving A Pimp" from an album entitled ‘Back To The Future’, "The Inspiration 4 Elevation" from an album entitled ‘The Legend Continues’, and "Who Iz You” produced by Caviar, from ‘In The Middle of The Road’, which is an all-singing album, to be released under his real name Jerry B. Long. Cee-Lo Green and Big Gipp of Goodie Mob make an appearance on the remix of “Who Iz You”.
Kokane will release a slew of music videos form ‘The Legend Continues’, an album released on his own label Bud E. Boy Entertainment in conjunction with Stan Sheppard/Tonestruck. He recently dropped the video for "The Inspiration 4 Elevation", produced by Squeeze and J.B.L. aka Kokane.
The first single from the album ‘Back to The Future’, via H.P. Entertainment, titled "Loving A Pimp" features Too Short, and is set be released in July. Fans can currently see behind the scenes footage from the video shoot online.
The son of Motown composer Jerry Long, Sr, former Ruthless Records recording artist and long-time collaborator with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, has a catalogue of classic material and has worked with the industry’s greatest. From singing the Pariliament Funkadelic interpolations on Dr. Dre's The Chronic, to more recent collaborations with the likes of Diddy, Young Buck and Snoop Dogg.
Jerry B. Long aka Kokane, ‘Back To The Future’, ‘The Legend Continues’, and ‘In The Middle of The Road’ all in stores soon.