(New York, NY) — Straight out of Houston, TX, hip hop heavyweight Slim Thug returns with his third official studio album, Tha Thug Show. The new album is the long-awaited follow-up to his widely acclaimed sophomore effort, Boss of All Bosses. Tha Thug Show will be available in-stores and online on November 30, 2010 and features appearances from Devin The Dude, B.o.B., Lil Wayne, Yo Gotti, Big K.R.I.T., Nipsey Hustle and Rick Ross.
The first official single from Tha Thug Show will be “So High” featuring superstar B.o.B. The track will be impacting Urban radio the week of October 18th, 2010.
A new video for “So High,” directed by Parris (Rick Ross “B.M.F.”, Big Boi, Fabolous) is being completed now and will debut soon.
He also previously released the street single “Gangsta,” from the a forthcoming album.
Slim Thug says, “Tha Thug Show takes all of the greater elements from my first two albums, Already Platinum and Boss of All Bosses, and is my best album yet. This album is gonna please all my fans.”
He is also set to debut his new iPhone app on October 15th, 2010. Fans can access the app by going to the app page on their iPhones and typing in Slim Thug. Slim has also just launched his new website www.ThaThugShow.com .
Slim Thug landed at #2 on Billboard Top 200 with his 2005 debut album Already Platinum. Released in March of 2009 (on Entertainment One), its follow up, Boss Of All Bosses debuted at #15 on the Top 200 and #1 on the Billboard Independent Chart. That album included the hits “I Run” and “Smile” and has spawned over 500,000 digital transactions to date.
Entertainment One (LSE:ETO) is a leading international company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of entertainment content. The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including the U.S., Canada, the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Australia, and New Zealand. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, kids programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 20,000 film and television titles, 2,400 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.
New York, NY – (October 12, 2010) – The highly anticipated debut single, “IMMORTAL,” from buzz worthy musician, NOAH, which features members of the critically-acclaimed rap group, The Wu-Tang Clan KILLA BEEZ- Prodigal Sunn/Shyheim, will finally arrive via Last Ten Records on December 6th (UK Release) and December 7th (US Release). Noah has been described by Q Magazine as “Genius” and NME said “Noah has the funk of the Red Hot Chillis and the Soul of Marvin Gaye,” whilst Time Out Magazine boasts Noah is “A better singer than David McAlmont and Seal put together.” The notorious rap group The Wu-Tang Clan KILLA BEEZ- Prodigal Sunn/Shyheim will be joining NOAH, along with some surprise guests, at New York City’s famed CMJ Marathon this October 22,2010 at Le Poisson Rouge at 8pm. “IMMORTAL” is the first single off of Noah’s forthcoming album, Five Decades Below, which is due for release in Summer 2011.
Leaked music recently found its way to be discovered and placed on the homepages of AOL NOISECREEP & ROCKSOUND.TV. Coupling with profiles in FIGHT Magazine and the cover of Combat Magazine (UK), this former Amateur Middleweight Boxing Champion is eager to reveal his aggressive twist of rock and modern urban sound. Five Decades Below will also feature some daring collaborations including DJ PREMIER of rap group Gang Starr, DJ SKEE, Sirius and Kiss Radio DJ, Royce Da 5'9" from rap group Slaughterhouse, Killing Joke, who is coming back out of retirement to rock on this album, among others. The leak of Noah’s music resulted in a YouTube explosion of over 40,000 views in just 48 hours (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upvEcei_Zrk), which garnered the official YOU TUBE badge for the Top 100 MOST VIEWED videos. The excitement and thrill of this work of melodic art already has fans in demand for an upcoming live tour.
OFF THE MIXTAPE VIETKONG - ANIMAL PLANET - HOSTED BY DJ J-RONIN
Vietkong is a crew from Phoenix, Arizona started by Gutta of Society of the Invisibles along with Napalam Kwam, Syck Syallables, Joey Bags, Alcatraz, Nose, Ox, Lil Dab, Yoss, Doc Strange, Crane 1 and more. Expect hardcore lyrics with banging beats from this multi racial unit. Real hip-hop shit.
Audible Treats: A3C - Live Performance And Interview Videos
Sixth Annual A3C Hip-Hop Festival Featured 9th Wonder, Murs, Jean Grae, Buckshot, And More
This past weekend marked the sixth annual A3C Hip-Hop Festival. An overwhelming success, the three-night, two-day event featured performances from over 200 artists across The Masquerade's five stages, in addition to a host of informative panel discussions, producer showcases and workshops, and more. For those that couldn't make it, the good folks at A3C made sure to capture interview and performance footage throughout the weekend from a number of artists tapped to perform. .
Below is a collection of that footage. For more videos, photos, and highlights from this year's festival, please visit http://www.a3cfestival.com .
Potluck Announces New Tour Dates & Begins Recording New Album
Humboldt County California’s Potluck has announced a series of headlining tour dates in October. The group is currently at home working on their new studio album which is due out in early 2011 through Suburban Noize Records.
"We are in the middle of recording our new CD and needed a small break to get out, do some shows, and party,” commented 1 Ton from Potluck. “We hooked up with our boys Troll and Scum from out in Colorado and put a mini tour together. We’ve got a lot of surprises in store for fans that come out to these shows, so make sure you come join the party.”
Potluck recently released their video for the track "Vapors" online at http://www.youtube.com/user/PotluckTV. The track appears on the group's new album, "Greatest Hits With My Buds", which also features guest appearances by Tech N9ne, D12, E-40, Chali 2na, and The Luniz.
POTLUCK TOUR DATES: 10/21 - Grand Junction, CO - The Smoke Shack 10/22 - Denver, CO - The Aztlan Theatre 10/23 – Pueblo, CO - Club Lost 10/24 - Ft. Collins, CO - The Aggie Theatre
Pea's Gotta Have It Now Scheduled For October 19th Release, Von Releases EP For Fans
A Note From Von Pea:
"So I'm having some (very) last minute issues. Heart-breaking shit but not the end of the world. I find out the day before the album is supposed to drop that it got pushed back to the 19th? Do I win some kind of prize for having the latest release date change ever or what? As a fan myself, I hate waiting (*ahem* to pay) for something and it not showing up when its supposed to. Y'all bear with me on this one, please. Amazon has it for preorder right now.
Pep Rally (prod. Brizzo) We Should Be Rocking (prod. Aeon) I Know We're Right (prod. Aeon) New Pair (Prod. Von Pea) The Yorker (prod. Brick Beats)
Also, make sure to check back for the CD. *cries in the shower with all my clothes on*"
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Von Pea has been emceeing since 1991 and producing since 2000. Initially attracted to hip-hop by the likes of Another Bad Creation and many other young rappers that were near his own age, Von would eventually shift his interest to those who would become his strongest influences – A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Big Daddy Kane, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, and Biggie. In 2002 Von Pea began an alliance with the original members of North Carolina rap group Little Brother (Phonte, Rapper Big Pooh, and 9th Wonder) which lead him to being featured on such projects as Phonte and Nicolay’s Foreign Exchange Connected album (“Von Sees”), and Little Brother’s The Minstrel Show (“Cheatin” interlude). In addition to his group’s music, Von has released acclaimed projects such as 2003’s“Custom Fitted, 2007’s Grand Vonye, and his late 2007 remix project American Angster which has been considered one of the best of the Jay Z remix albums. Von Pea is also a member of the rap group Tanya Morgan. Von Pea's latest solo album, Pea's Gotta Have it, will be released September 7th.
Trend & OG Knowledge have teamed up with super producer Drumma Boy to put Arkansas on the map! This is their brand new single called "Watch Me" presented by Ball Hogg Entertainment. This one is for everybody who has haters out there always talking about what you are doing. They can sit back and just "Watch Me" get this money!
Lead single "The Bomb" explodes in new national VW commercial
Los Angeles-based indie rapper/singer/songwriter/rocker and funny man Pigeon John is back with Dragon Slayer, out TODAY, October 12 via Quannum Projects.Dragon Slayer follows up the critically acclaimed Pigeon John...And The Summertime Pool Party and houses the signature Pigeon John humor and witty rhymes, but with more rock and pop sounds. With the aid of keyboard wonder General Elektriks' Hervé Salters, Pigeon John produced the whole record, including, for the first time, recording and chopping up his own instrumentation rather than just flipping samples and banging on an MPC.
AOL Music is streaming Pigeon John's Dragon Slayer in Full CD Listening Party | listen here
Before Dragon Slayer hit the streets, Volkswagen snatched up lead single, "The Bomb" for use in a national TV spot.The Volkwagen Jetta commercial features the classic "sitting dance" by Gene Kelly & Donald O'Connor set to Pigeon John's "The Bomb."
View/post the Volkswagen Jetta commercial from here
Just in case you missed it, enjoy and post this free download for "Before We're Gone" | mp3 download link here
Known for his wildly energetic performances, Pigeon John, deemed "a showman in the tradition of Cab Calloway and August Darnell" by the Los Angeles Times, is out wowing crowds again with his live show well through next year. Brand new dates have been added to the Dragon Slayer national tour, celebrating the CD release tonight in Boulder, CO at Club 156, and continuing on through the end of November.
The Dragon Slayer Tour Pigeon John w/ DJ Abilities (from Eyedea and Abilities from Rhymesayers crew) performing his own set plus mashing it up on stage as Pigeon John's DJ, w/ Dark Time Sunshine (feat. Onry Ozzborn from GreySkul)
Oct 12 | Boulder, CO | University of Colorado - Club 156 Oct 14 | Madison, WI | High Noon Saloon Oct 15 | Minneapolis, MN | 7th Street Entry Oct 16 | Chicago, IL | Morseland Oct 17 | St. Louis, MO | Lola Oct 19 | Columbia, MO | Mojos Oct 20 | Lawrence, KS | Jackpot Music Hall Oct 22 | Colorado Springs, CO | The Black Sheep Oct 23 | Durango, CO | The Abbey Theater Oct 29 | Fairfax, CA | 19 Broadway w/ Busdriver Oct 30 | Reno, NV | Tonic Lounge w/ Busdriver Nov 11 | Tucson, AZ | DV8 Nightclub Nov 12 | Phoenix, AZ | Chasers Nov 13 | Albuquerque, NM | Moonlight Lounge Nov 15 | Austin, TX | Emo's Nov 16 | Houston, TX | House of Blues - Bronze Peacock Nov 17 | New Orleans, LA | 12 Bar Nov 18 | Atlanta, GA | Drunken Unicorn Nov 19 | Knoxville, TN | Barley's Tap Room Nov 20 | Nashville, TN | The End Nov 21 | Durham, NC | Casbah Nov 22 | Baltimore, MD | The Talking Head Club Nov 26 | Cambridge, MA | Western Front