MySpace "Live" and HP Present Free B.o.B Concert in Atlanta on July 31st
MySpace Music and HP today announced a special performance by B.o.B on Saturday, July 31 at Center Stage in Atlanta, GA. The performance is part of HP's Summer Music Campaign to promote better sounding music. B.o.B will take the stage in his hometown to perform tracks from his recently released debut album titled B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray (Grand Hustle/Atlantic Records), an album MySpace Music recently named one of its "Best of 2010 (so far)."
MySpace Music will live-stream the all-ages show via http://www.myspace.com/mslive between 9-10 p.m. EST so fans unable to attend the show can experience the special event live with stellar sound and picture quality. Free tickets for the event are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Center Stage box office beginning at 12 p.m. EST on July 26. More information for ticket pickup can be found on http://www.centerstage-atlanta.com/index.asp?showID=2130. Entry for the early event begins at 7 p.m. and doors will be closed at capacity.
New HP computers with integrated Beats Audio™, which emerged from close collaboration between HP and Beats by Dr. Dre™, will be on display at the performance for fans to use. HP PCs with Beats Audio provide the ultimate listening experience, delivering music as the artist intended it.
At just 19 years old, the rapper B.o.B - born Bobby Ray Simmons - has become a breath of fresh air in Atlanta's snap and trap-obsessed scene. The gifted showman's debut album, B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray, is a fascinating journey into the Atlanta artist's far-reaching imagination.
The album, which debuted atop the Billboard 200 upon its April arrival, is highlighted by a pair of platinum-certified singles in the #1 sensation, "Nothin' On You (Feat. Bruno Mars)" and the top 3 smash, "Airplanes (Feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore)." The latter track is currently #3 with-a-bullet on Billboard's "Hot 100" while also coming in at #2 on both the "Pop Songs" and "Rap Songs" charts. As of this writing, the combined singles sales from both tracks is currently approaching 5 million with no sign of slowing down.
B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray sees the resourceful rapper producing the majority of the album by himself, while also playing multiple musical instruments, including piano, trumpet and French horn. In addition, B.o.B is joined by a star-studded line-up of surprising special guests, including Hayley Williams of Paramore, T.I., Eminem, Janelle Monáe, Weezer's Rivers Cuomo, Playboy Tre, and Lupe Fiasco. Endlessly inventive tracks such as "5th Dimension" and "Magic" offer a funky and fascinating journey into a gifted new talent's far-reaching imagination.
Show Details: Date: Saturday, July 31, 2010 Venue: Center Stage (Atlanta, GA) Doors: 7 p.m. (Early Show/Doors close at capacity) All Ages. FREE Admission. LIVE STREAM 9 p.m. EST http://www.myspace.com/mslive
Trek Life Celebrates Digital Release Date With Second Single From Everything Changed Nothing
In correlation with the digital release of his new album Evertyhing Changed Nothing, Trek Life is back to hit us with his second single from the album "As The World Turns". The Oddisee produced track features the emcee proclaiming his intentions for the rap game with a sharp tongue over the DMV producer's futuristic beat, matching airy instruments with heavy drums. When asked of his inspiration for the new single the California rapper says, "This song is completely based on emcee aspirations. It's important for an emcee to state his intentions in his flows; you get the whole idea of what I set out to do when I rhyme on this song". The song delivers the same message as the albums first single, but with a vibe that comes as a stark contrast to the aggressive sound of "So Supreme". Trek had the full support of Oddisee on the track. "He was into the song lyrically line for line," explains Trek. "It made the song that much better because you know that emcees of his caliber aren't easily impressed." Oddisee's not the only one impressed.
Trek Life's Everything Changed Nothing is available digitally starting today. The album will be released physically, on both CD and vinyl, on August 10th.
Trek Life has worked with several known artist from Bishop Lamont to Kev Brown and rocked over production from DJ Khalil, DJ Babu, Evidence, Oddisee and many more. With a growing global fan-base that has resulted from consistently touring the United States, the UK, and Europe, Trek Life is planning on releasing 3 projects in 2010 with J.Bizness (Rhymes Within Reason EP), Oddisee (Everything Changed Nothing), and Babu (Fire Outside), all through Mello Music Group. Paired with each of these albums, there will be a Digital 12, featuring clean, dirty, and instrumental versions of each album's lead single for free download. Trek Life is well known for his energetic delivery, straight-forward lyrics, and engaging live shows.
La Coka Nostra's Slaine Completes Work on Feature Film
“The Town” Set To Hit Theaters Across The Country Sept 17th, 2010
Boston rapper Slaine, of the rap super group, La Coka Nostra, has completed his work on the feature film “THE TOWN” directed by Ben Affleck. The film is set for a September 17th, 2010 release in movie theaters across the country and will also feature Jon Hamm (Mad Men). Fans can view the trailer for "The Town" online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQ7wcayQQLQ .
“Working on 'The Town' was really the experience of a lifetime. As he showed with ‘Gone Baby Gone’, Ben Affleck has the ability to accurately create Boston as a character in a multilayered and smart crime story,” commented Slaine. “I said it after our last film together, and I'll say it again, people are going to be talking about Affleck as a director down the road like we talk about Eastwood and Scorcese now. In the meantime, this is a can't miss movie. I got to see the final product recently, and it’s a movie I would see twice in theaters even if I wasn't in it.”
Slaine is currently recording his upcoming solo album, "A World With No Skies", which is expected to be released later this year on Suburban Noize Records. Slaine is currently streaming material online at www.myspace.com/slainehiphop .
July 27th 2010 -- Veteran Bay Area rapper/singer-songwriter/actress/entrepreneur/community activist, Tenina "Suga-T" Stevens, finally returns to the limelight after a lengthy musical hiatus, with her premier mix-tape outing, The Return Of Suga: The Best Is Yet To Come...!
The sixteen track collection, hosted by Official H.Y.P.E. DJ, The World Famous DJ Jack Da Rippa, and the first in a projected three part series, features past, present and future hit songs, revealing a sneak peak into her exceedingly overdue, forthcoming solo collection, The Game Needs Me.
Over the course of her twenty-five plus year career in music, the self-proclaimed "First Lady" of her family unit, The Click, has overcome the many adversities; teen parenting, domestic violence, male chauvinism in Hip-Hop, exploitation, gun violence, among other things, that have plagued her throughout her entire life. And, through her organization, The Be About It Movement, Suga has since made it her life's work to also help others to overcome their obstacles, gain success, make positive change in their lives, and ultimately reach their dreams.
Although Suga has achieved a multi-platinum single, in the form of her "Sprinkle Me" collaboration with sibling, E-40, which also happens to be the biggest brother/sister duet in rap history, she still feels that her full potential has remained untapped -- That is, of course, until...Now!
The Return Of Suga: The Best Is Yet To Come... is being introduced by a pair of lead singles; "The Game Needs Me," featuring Spice 1, b/w the Ms. Toi assisted, "Back It Up Daddy," and "Bottom To The Top," b/w "Servin' Candy (O.G. Remix)," with The League & 40 Water. Another, the inspirational "Illusionz" is being offered as a promotional gift to those consumers who make a purchase from Suga's fragrance(s) line at: http://www.suga-tfragrances.biz/ .
The Return Of Suga: The Best Is Yet To Come... will be available for free download at all major mix-tape outlets, as well as her official just re-launched website: www.suga-t.net, on Monday August 02nd 2010. Volume(s) II and III will follow in early September and October, respectively, with The Game Needs Me slated for either a late 4th Quarter/early 2011 release.
National recording artist, Suga-T, founder of Suga-T Fragrances and spokes-woman for The Be About It Movement, is currently available for: Interviews, Show Bookings, Voice-overs, Songwriting, Features & Hooks, DJ Show Commercials, Event Hosting, Radio/TV Hosting, Acting & Commercials and Public Speaking.
We heading out on tour this September/October with Atmosphere and Blueprint for the "To All My Friends Tour".
If you're interested in attending any of the shows, we recommend you get your tickets early, they will all likely sell out!
Don't be too upset if you're city isn't on this tour, Budo and I will be touring all year and we're sure we'll see you soon.
09.08 - Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre 09.09 - Milwaukee, WI @ Milwaukee Riverside Theater 09.10 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue (Just Atmosphere and Blueprint, No Grieves/Budo) 09.11 - Covington, KY @ Madison Theater 09.12 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection 09.15 - Bozeman, MT @ Gallatin Co. Fairgrounds 09.16 - Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater 09.17 - Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater 09.18 - Spokane, WA @ The Knitting Factory 09.20 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory 09.21 - Bend, OR @ Midtown 09.22 - Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theater 09.24 - Chico, CA @ Senator Theater 09.25 - Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory 09.27 - Arcata, CA @ Arcata Community Center 09.28 - Sacramento, CA @ Sacramento State University 09.29 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst 10.01 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues 10.02 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue 10.04 - Rapid City, SD @ Dublin Square 10.05 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Sioux Empire Fair Expo Hall 10.06 - Des Moines, IA @ People's Court 10.07 - Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater