MySpace Music will present "The Release" of the STEP UP 3D soundtrack on July 27th in Los Angeles featuring performances by Flo Rida and the New Boyz, the same day MySpace will host block party screenings of the film nationwide in 20 cities. "The Release" event will also feature cast members, live dance crew performances and will stream live at http://www.myspace.com/stepupmovie, powered by Ustream. STEP UP 3D will hit theaters on August 6th. The soundtrack arrives in stores and at all online retailers on July 27, 2010.
"THE RELEASE" LIVE STREAM FEATURING FLO RIDA & FRIENDS
"The Release" brings urban artists up close and personal to MySpace users through live performances celebrating their album release. Past shows have included T.I., Nas and Damian Marley, Rihanna and 50 Cent.
What: "The Release" Live Webcast Featuring Flo Rida Presented by STEP UP 3D Block Parties
Who: Featuring performances from Flo Rida, New Boyz, B-Boy Jalen, Red Light ENT ft. Kreme Kidz & more dance crews as well as talent from the film including Rick Malambri, Sharni Vinson, Keith Stallworth, Kendra Andrews, Straphanio 'Shonnie' Solomon and more!
When: July 27, 2010 8pm PST - Doors open 9pm PST - Live stream
Where: Avalon Hollywood 1735 Vine Street Los Angeles, CA 90028
Minneapolis/St. Paul 7:30 PM Arcangelo Mall of America 14 401 South Ave Bloomington, MN 55425 RSVP Here
About Step Up 3D
New York's intense street dancing underground comes alive in eye-popping Digital 3D in the third installment of the "Step Up" franchise as the raw, passion-fueled culture goes global. A tight-knit group of street dancers, including Luke (Rick Malambri) and Natalie (Sharni Vinson), team up with NYU freshman Moose (Adam Sevani), and find themselves pitted against the world's best hip-hop dancers in a high-stakes showdown that will change their lives forever.
As the first-ever 3D dance drama, "Step Up 3D" is the first film of its kind to actually be shot in 3D-a rising technical phenomenon that thus far has been reserved for high-concept, big-budget films. It's also the first 3D feature film to be shot entirely in New York City. Acclaimed director Jon M. Chu, who made his feature directorial debut on 2008's box-office hit, "Step Up 2 The Streets," returns to direct.
"Step Up 3D" was written by Amy Andelson & Emily Meyer, based on characters created by Duane Adler. Patrick Wachsberger & Erik Feig of Summit Entertainment produce with Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot of Offspring Entertainment. For additional information, please visit www.stepupmovie.com. STEP UP 3D will hit theaters on August 6th.
MySpace is a technology company connecting people through personal expression, content, and culture. MySpace empowers its global community to experience the Internet through a social lens by integrating personal profiles, photos, videos, mobile, messaging, games, and the world's largest music community. For more information please visit http://www.myspace.com/pressroom .
Kottonmouth Kings' D-Loc Releases Cover Art & Track Listing For Upcoming Solo Album 'Made For Kings'
Kottonmouth Kings' D-Loc has revealed the cover art and track listing for his upcoming new solo album "Made For Kings" online at www.subnoizestore.com/Pre-Order-Store-s/3.htm. D-Loc's new album is slated to hit stores on August 17th through Suburban Noize Records.
“This record was made for my people,” says D-Loc. “With Kottonmouth Kings I’ve been blessed to have one of the most powerful fanbases around and this record is made for them. I just wanted to show everyone what I bring to the table and do a straight up West Coast party album that is all about having a good time.”
With a musical career that has spanned nearly two decades, D-Loc has created a musical legacy that will live forever. His work with Kottonmouth Kings has helped make the group counter-culture icons, while his side-project Kingspade has released a pair of underground classics. With the release of his first solo album “Made For Kings”, D-Loc has once again created an album that shows why he is one the most powerful emcees in the underground.
D-LOC "Made For Kings" Track listing:
1 - Good Morning (intro) 2 - Made For Kings 3 - D IZ Who I Be 4 - Feels So Good 5 - Shake Them (feat. Kurupt) 6 - In The Club 7 - Game (interlude) 8 - Playa (feat. Saint Dog) 9 - I Got It Made 10 - It’s Time (interlude) 11 - Take a Ride (feat. Judge D) 12 - Gangsta Bitch 13 - D- 14 - Tag 15 - D-Loc (outro)
New York, New York, July 25th, 2010 -- BEAT THE SYSTEM - THE NIGHT FREEDOM FLOWS - is an all-star benefit show for C-Rayz Walz to raise money and awareness regarding his legal battles and his unfaltering determination to “Beat the System.” C-Rayz Walz (aka the SunCycle Emcee) was recently jailed in Indiana State prison. He is now free - but his struggle isn’t over yet - there are still trials pending and much bureaucratic red tape to untangle. The lawyer retained by C-Rayz’ family is working diligently to get all charges dropped. The goal of the benefit show is to help C-Rayz and his family with funding the attorney’s fees and legal costs incurred and to to ensure that C-Rayz remains Free!
C-Rayz Walz is a Hip Hop Emcee hailing from The Bronx, New York City. He is a founding member of the Legendary Stronghold Syndicate and has a strong and loyal fanbase. He has performed and recorded all over the world and has appeared on well over 43 singles that charted on Billboard & College Radio. He had a video in rotation on BET. He started his own label, SunCycle Ent. He has released 22 LPs. C-Rayz has appeared on a variety of artist’s records including Aesop Rock and immortal Technique, and has done work with such artists as Percee P and Messiah J & The Expert. Immortal Technique is reputed to be the only MC who can hold his ground against Walz in freestyle battle. Walz is the All-Time Champion of the long-running EOW FreeStyle Rap Battles. In June 2005, Walz starred on MTVs “Made”, in which he teaches an awkward upper-class kid from the suburbs how to be an emcee.
C-Rayz has musically collaborated with so many amazing artists, who have now rallied around him in support and are donating their energy, talent and resources to honor and recognize C-Rayz Walz as a true Freedom Fighter and leader in the Hip Hop community.
Keeping the momentum flowing - THE SUNCYCLE MOVEMENT has organized an amazing show and recorded a powerful CD that will be available exclusively at the show.
The Night will be hosted by Circa 95 w/ performances by: Camp Lo, Nutso with special guests Mic Geronimo and Royal Flush, The Legendary Stronghold, DJ Jedi, Deep of 2 Hungry Brothers, Tah Phrum Da Bush, YC the Cynic, Area 51, Aurora, Swave Sevah, Killah Kal, Adina Flute Player, LoDeck, Kosha Dillz, Black, Septik, and other surprise guests.
Where: Sunday, July 25th, 2010 - Santos Party House - 96 Lafayette St., NYC When: Doors Open at 9pm - Show Starts at 10pm Why: A Night of Pure Love and Hip Hop & Support C-Rayz Walz Tickets: $15 & Benefit CD will be available for $10 at the Show!
The Benefit CD includes: Gen-Steele, L.I.F.E. Long, Respect tha God, Danja, Likker Cats, Bukue One, Borgoe Beats, Adina Flute Player, Radamez, Kentron, SwaveSevah, Godsendant, YC the Cynic, Lo Deck & DJ Jedi, Elohem Star, Nutso, The Lost Generation, Charlie G., Rascue, Perl and Porto and other Freedom Fighting Artists.
Donations to C-Rayz Walz Legal Relief Fund can be made in three ways:
PAY PAL -- payable to Suncycle7@gmail .com PHONE PAYMENT -- 1-888-714-6226 and press the #2 when you are prompt to state your name say "Free Rayz Walz". You will be connected to a live person. You may use debit or credit cards.
* SNAIL MAIL - FREE RAYZ WALZ 2010 - c/o Waleed Shabazz, PO Box 6214, NY, NY 10050
Zion-I Kicks off Tour with Black Star Show in Oakland on July 31st
July 19, 2010 OAKLAND, CA —From The Grouch and the Mighty Underdogs to Rebelution and Soja, hip-hop duo Zion-I have toured around the country with some of the most talented musical acts in the country. Now, as they put finishing touches on they're 7th album, they are getting ready to hit the road again, bringing one of the best live hip-hop shows to cities across America. The forty city tour starts in their home town of Oakland with a rare reunion show with Black Star (Mos Def and Talib Qweli) and ends in September. The guys will be performing songs from their forthcoming album.
Ten years after the release of their debut single, Zion I released their 6th album, The Takeover, this past year. A filler-free new mix of jabs, roundhouses and uppercuts that continue their streak as one of hip-hop’s most diverse groups in hip-hop. The Takeover, which features guest spots by Houston legend Devin the Dude, UK emcee Ty and Rhymesayers’ Brother Ali, producer AmpLive and emcee Zumbi incorporate the best parts of their live show—perfected through nonstop touring—and bring that vibe to the studio.
Over the course of five LPs and numerous EPs and mixtapes, the group has proven to be a welcome enigma in hip-hop. Lyrically, Zumbi runs the gamut on a range of issues both serious and frivolous, discussing problems and pleasures both spiritual and worldly. Throughout, his fanbase keeps coming back for his smooth delivery and ability to raise issues without sounding didactic. Musically, Amp draws from both the usual (funk, soul) and esoteric (house, drum n bass) to create soundscapes that work as well on an electronic music mixtape as it does hip-hop. An accomplished remixer as well, Amp has remixed everyone from Linkin Park to MGMT, and most recently released Rainydayz Remixes based on Radiohead’s In Rainbows. Every production and remix, though, always brings it back to his main job in Zion I. “I started using way more effects on this album,” says Amp. “So I was able to bring in more elements that I’ve been using for some of the dance and indie rock stuff.”
From the electro-rap homage “DJ DJ” to the spacey futuristic synths of “Antenna,” The Takeover encapsulates the diversity and versatility that have made Zion I Bay Area stalwarts for over a decade. As with any Zion I album, there’ll never be any compromise away from deep thought, but as anyone who’s seen the pair live knows, that means nothing if the crowd ain’t entertained. One listen to the album, and you’ll know The Takeover may be the most appropriate title of the year.
Headlining the entire tour will be reggae rock favorites, Rebelution. Hailing from Santa Barbara, California, Rebelution has developed into the front runner for grassroots, independent and touring driven music groups representing the Cali-Reggae scene. Originally formed in 2004, members Eric Rachmany (vocals / guitar,) Rory Carey (keyboards,) Wesley Finley (drums,) and Marley D. Williams (bass) met in college, while residing in Isla Vista, a popular beachside community in Santa Barbara. It was there that the seeds to Rebelution’s future would be planted-- and would instill their kick back, “worry free” vibes, catchy refrain, and optimistic, inspiring, and engaging music that would leave their listeners with the sense that they have the power to make this world a better place.
ZION I TOUR
July 31, 2010 Oakland, CA, Fox Theater **Opening for BLACK STAR August 6, 2010 Santa Fe, NM - Santa Fe Brewing Company August 7, 2010 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater w/ Pretty Lights August 13, 2010 Plainfield, VT - Rhinofest Music Festival August 14, 2010 Portland, ME - Asylum August 19, 2010 Reno, NV - The Beach Club at the Grand Sierra Resort August 20, 2010 Bend, OR - Domino Room August 21, 2010 Bellingham, WA - Wild Buffalo August 22, 2010 Portland, OR - 2410 Mississippi August 27, 2010 Sacramento, CA - The Venue August 28, 2010 Fairfax, CA - 19 Broadway August 29, 2010 Arcata, CA - Humbrew September 4, 2010 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey September 5, 2010 Eugene, OR - WOW Hall September 15, 2010 Aspen, CO - Belly Up September 16, 2010 Boulder, CO - Fox Theater September 17, 2010 Fort Collins, CO - Aggie Theater September 18, 2010 Denver CO - Cervantes September 23, 2010 San Francisco, CA - Amp Live @ The Mighty September 24, 2010 Santa Barbara, CA - West Beach Festival
"When we recorded this song we were on tour with D12 and King Gordy. We got together on an off day at our studio in Humboldt County and hot boxed the whole spot. We cooked a little BBQ got some liquor and made it one big party." 1 Ton from Potluck told AOL Boombox about the song. "This song is special because it has a bunch of different MC’s on there with real diverse styles. You got the slow flow like myself and Bizarre then you got fast rappers like UnderRated, mix in King Gordy singing the hook and we had a pretty unique song. A song that all hip-hop lovers can really appreciate."