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The Adam B Experience (ABX) Podcast #15!

The Adam B Experience

Adam B: "Today marks the 30th week The Adam B Experience has been on RapReviews.com, and when someone, or in this case, something, turns 30 it’s a cause for celebration. How am I celebrating, you ask? Well, I’m doing it by bringing you a special “Best Of” edition of the podcast featuring songs and artists that you, yes YOU, the listeners, have told me are some of your favorites. Enjoy! Hit me up with feedback at AdamB@RapReviews.com." The Adam B Experience is 100% PODSAFE and TOTALLY FREE for listeners at RapReviews.com - no worries about downloading or sharing this show. Tell your friends to check out the freshness of ABX right here at RapReviews.com!

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Hip-Hop Shop #26 w/ K-Murdock From Panacea & Subsoniq

Hip-Hop Shop is the precursor to K4D every week on Sunday night. On the 26th edition of the show Steve 'Flash' Juon is joined by hip-hop all star K-Murdock from Panacea! Steve and K spin some rare tracks and remixes from K's extensive catalogue, discuss the state of hip-hop music today and even take your bizarre chatroom questions. Tune in to find out what K-Murdock thinks of Kelly Clarkson and Lady Gaga, and why his wrestling friends call him DOCK! Hip-Hop Shop can be heard live every Sunday at 9:30 PM EST, 8:30 Central via blogtalkradio.com/angrymarks and if you miss the live show be sure to look for the replay here on RapReviews or via our sponsor thecancerandmrob.com. The shows are 100% podsafe so distribute to your friends and tell them to visit RapReviews.com. Enjoy the show and don't forget to peep K's new blog at neosonix.blogspot.com and on MySpace at myspace.com/neosonicprod.

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Featured tracks this week:

* K-Murdock - Phoenix
* Atari Blitzkrieg f/ Mr. Len - Third Finger Salute
* Panacea - Rope-a-Dope
* K-Os - The Aviator (Neosonic Remix)
* Black Milk - Dreams

Big B Debuts New Video 'Sinners' f/ Carey Hart

From James at Kerosene Media:

For Immediate Release:

Big B Debuts New Video For “Sinners” Online
Featuring Carey Hart and Unwritten Law’s Scott Russo

“American Underdog” In Stores Now!!! Catch Big B On Tour With Pennywise And Pepper In April And May

Las Vegas heavyweight Big B has posted the video for the track "Sinners” featuring guest appearances by Unwritten Law frontman Scott Russo and freestyle motocross champ Carey Hart online at www.myspace.com/hooliganbigb. The track is taken from his recently released new album “American Underdog” which hit stores this week through Suburban Noize Records.

Big B is currently wrapping up the inaugural Bring Tha Noize Tour alongside Kottonmouth Kings, La Coka Nostra, Blaze Ya’ Dead Homie and Potluck. From there Big B will join Pennywise and Pepper on the Jagermeister Music Tour throughout April and May.

"The Bring Tha Noize tour’s been off the hook and we’ve been rockin' shows all the across the country and the turn outs have been mind blowing. It’s good to see all the fans coming out to have a good time with the Sub Noize family.  Everybody on the tour is on their A game right now. From bank robbery’s to green beer and back, this a tour you don’t want to miss make sure to check out the remaining dates,” says Big B. “Also make sure to come out and have a shot  with me on Jagermeister tour with Pennywise and Pepper.”


Mar 26- Ft. Lauderdale, FL  @ Revolution - BRING THA NOIZE TOUR
Mar 27- St. Petersburg, FL  @ Jannus Landing - BRING THA NOIZE TOUR
Mar 28- Atlanta, GA  @ The Masquerade - BRING THA NOIZE TOUR
Mar 29 - Sauget, IL  @ Pop’s - BRING THA NOIZE TOUR
Mar 31,- Tulsa, OK  @ Cain’s Ballroom - BRING THA NOIZE TOUR
Apr 01,- Kansas City, MO  @ Beaumont Club - BRING THA NOIZE TOUR
Apr 02 - Wichita, KS  @ Cotillion Ballroom - BRING THA NOIZE TOUR
Apr 03 - Denver, CO  @ Fillmore Auditorium - BRING THA NOIZE TOUR
Apr 04 - Magna, UT  @ The Great Salt Air - BRING THA NOIZE TOUR
Apr 14- Portland, OR@ Roseland Theater - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
Apr 16- Salt Lake City, UT@ In The Venue - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
Apr 17- Denver, CO@ The Fillmore Auditorium - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
Apr 18- Kansas City, MO@ Beaumont Club - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
Apr 19- Sauget, IL@ Pop's - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
Apr 20- Columbia, MO@ The Blue Note - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
Apr 22- Houston, TX@ Verizon Wireless Theater - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
Apr 23,- Dallas, TX@ Palladium Ballroom - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
Apr 27,- Atlanta, GA@ Tabernacle - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
Apr 28- Myrtle Beach, SC@ House of Blues - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
Apr 30- Lake Buena Vista, FL@ House of Blues - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
May 02- Saint Petersburg, FL@ Jannus Landing - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
May 03,- Jacksonville, FL@ Plush - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
May 13- Washington DC, DC@ 9:30 Club - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
May 14,- Philadelphia, PA@ The Electric Factory - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
May 15- Sayreville, NJ@ Starland Ballroom - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
May 16- New York, NY@ Terminal 5 - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
May 17- Boston, MA@ House Of Blues - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
May 19- Cleveland, OH@ Agora Theatre - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
May 20- Pontiac, MI@ The Crofoot Ballroom - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
May 21- Chicago, IL@ House Of Blues - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
May 22- Milwaukee, WI@ The Eagles Club - w/ Pennywise & Pepper
May 23- Saint Paul, MN@ Myth - w/ Pennywise & Pepper


* www.FeedBigB.com *
* www.SuburbanNoizeRecords.com *

New K-Murdock Blog - Check it Out!

K-Murdock just sent us this link to his new blog spot! 

Peace Peace,

OK yall, i have realized that the name of the game as far as promotion in this era is BLOGGING!  In an effort to keep everyone up on Panacea as well as my numerous music & radio affiliations, i wanted to create a place that will be a one-stop shop for all that i do, enter: www.neosonix.blogspot.com .

When u get a chance, check it out, subscribe to my posts, comment, etc and PLEASE DOWNLOAD!  I left links up there to the latest episodes of my internet radio spin-off of Subsoniq, called SS: "Instru-mentals".  Also, you can download a special version of my first solo project called, "Mood Muzik" Volume One (Seasons).  

I will be updating this blogpsot regularly with any and everything involving my productions (especially PANACEA), so definitely spread the word!


Mike Epps Hilarious New DVD in Stores April 7th

From Chris at Koch Records:

Mike Epps


* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH820RrWjiQ *




ONLY $9.99


* http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9269846&st=Mike+Epps&lp=1&type=product&cp=1&id=1948418 *

Santigold (Formerly Santogold) Announces Spring Tour

From Girlie Action:

Santigold Announces North American Spring Tour
Amanda Blank and Trouble Andrew To Support

Santigold will take her endless dance party across the US one more time this spring before heading back into the studio to record the follow up to her smash self-titled debut. Santigold will be performing with a full band and dancers for the first time in North America to bring her genre-blending sound to life. Virgin Records artist Trouble Andrew, who can be heard on the Santigold track “I’m A Lady,” along with Downtown Records’ singer/mc Amanda Blank will be the openers.

Santigold recently released “Brooklyn Go Hard,” a duet with Jay-Z produced by Kanye West that samples her current single “Shove It,” which is the lead single from the Notorious B.I.G. biopic Notorious. She recently performed “Shove It” on the debut week of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Downtown/Lizard King released Santigold’s self-titled breakthrough CD in April 2008 and it instantly became one of last year’s most acclaimed albums garnering international raves. Critics and radio have championed the record’s standout singles “L.E.S. Artistes,” “Creator” and “Shove It.” Both the album and singles made countless “Best of 2008” lists from Rolling Stone to The Wall Street Journal.

Santigold Spring Tour

21          San Francisco, CA         The Warfield  
22          Sacramento, CA            Empire        
24          Eugene, OR                  Cuthbert Amphitheatre
25          George, WA                  Sasquatch! Festival   
28          Minneapolis, MN            First Avenue  
29          Des Moines, IA              Peoples Court 
31          Baltimore, MD               Rams Head Live

1            Boston, MA                  House Of Blues
3            Toronto, ON                 Phoenix Concert Theatre
4            Montreal, QC               Metropolis    
6            Philadelphia, PA           The Roots Picnic @ Festival Pier
7           Norfolk, VA                  The NorVa             
9           New York, NY               Terminal 5    
10         Washington, DC            9:30 Club         
12         Manchester, TN             Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
13         St. Louis, MO                Barcardi B Live @ The Pageant
15         Austin, TX                    Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
17         Houston, TX                 House Of Blues
18         Dallas, TX                    House Of Blues
21         Hollywood, CA              Hollywood Bowl / KCRW World Festival Series

Kero One - When the Sunshine Comes

From Michelle at Audible Treats:

MP3: Kero One - "When the Sunshine Comes"      03.26.2009
The summer is here / The drama's clear / It's time to call the girls / Bring the boys and beers

The Song:

Whether our weatherman corroborates or not, spring has already officially arrived, just in time for Kero One to lace us with the perfect soundtrack for long summer days filled with sun, good friends, and good fun. Roll back the drop top and cue your warm weather playlist, which will undoubtedly include Kero One's "When the Sunshine Comes." Featuring the smooth vocals of Britain’s Ben Westbeech over improvisational guitar, syncopated keyboard rhythms, and a soulful bass line, Kero One tells of the relief the summer brings. After heartbreaks and baby daddy blues, the sunshine is the light at the end of the tunnel.

The Background:

Former web designer by day and rapper/producer/DJ by night, Kero One, stands as a true testament to the do-it-yourself success story. His early career was marked by endless hours of researching, cold calling, and networking to gain exposure for his debut, self produced project Windmills of the Soul. Persistence paid off with a little help from fate when one of the 50 copies of his album was picked up in a tiny record store in Tokyo, Japan. Success was immediate, as Windmills of the Soul became a hit overnight, which opened the floodgates for international touring and performance opportunities. Three years later, after a Best Hip Hop Album of 2006 award and collabos with Talib Kweli and Mark Farina, Kero One is back with his sophomore album entitled Early Believers, via his label, Plug Label. Modulating from soulful jazz tinged tracks to upbeat synth-driven party bangers, Kero One features some his favorite vocalists such as Giles Peterson protégé UK singer Ben Westbeech, Finland's own modern day "Stevie Wonder," and Portland's Ohmega Watts. Early Believers will be released in April 2009, just in time for spring cleaning and summer fun.


"When the Sunshine Comes"
* http://media.audibletreats.com/Kero_One-When_The_Sunshine_Comes.mp3 *

Will.i.am Give props to Kero
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD_M395n1f8 *

"Welcome to the Bay"
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY39XNcXFKM *
* http://media.audibletreats.com/KERO_ONE-Welcome_to_the_Bay.mp3 *

Bio, pictures, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/download/KeroOne/ .

MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/keroone .

Label Site: http://www.pluglabel.com .

Big Urban - Love Is a Battle

From Michelle at Audible Treats:

Big Urban - "Love Is a Battle" feat. StarPower      03.25.2009
"Baby said I was a clown so I thought she wasn't down but she meant I wore big shoes meaning I got big news."

The Song:

After giving us their serious side in "Snap to the Future," Big Urban unveils the comedy in "Love Is a Battle," the second release off of their forthcoming EP, It's Not So Much the Heat, It's the Humidity. In freestyle fashion, Krayola rhymes about how his heartbreak has left him with a gruff appearance and eating food that even a starving college student wouldn't touch while guest emcee StarPower's self-control wavers as he's tempted after exchanging vows. With production by Scott Thorough, "Love Is a Battle" is a club joint, complete with a pounding bass beat, a distorted vocal chorus, and an ending that has a dash of electronica.

The Background:

Big Urban is the collaboration of emcee Krayola Spectrum on the mic and producer Scott Thorough on everything else. Both native to Brooklyn, Kray and Scott are members of the Nuclear Family, a Brooklyn hip-hop collective also including Baje One, DJ Snafu, Tone Tank, Probe Cellsplitter and N.E.M.C. Kray and Tone Tank make up the group Iller Than Theirs, who released their self-titled debut album on Embedded Records in 2007 and a follow-up, Wash, Rinse EP, in 2008. Scott is also a member of The Boys & Girls Club and also does production for Baje and Snafu's group Junk Science. Big Urban describes their music as "a failed attempt to make popular commercial rap music that failed horribly but came out sounding weird and interesting anyway." Their debut EP It's Not So Much The Heat, It's The Humidity will be released via Embedded Records this spring.


"Love Is a Battle" featuring StarPower
* http://media.audibletreats.com/Big_Urban-Love_Is_A_Battle_feat_StarPower.mp3 *

"Snap to the Future"
* http://media.audibletreats.com/Big_Urban-Snap_To_The_Future.mp3 *

Bio, pictures, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/download/BigUrban .

MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/bigurbansmyspacepage .

Label Site: http://www.embeddedmusic.net/ .

T.I. Sentenced to One Year & One Day by Atlanta Judge

Courtesy of udubnews.com. "Rapper T.I. was sentenced to one year and a day in prison as part of his guilty plea on federal weapons charges dating back to his arrest in October 2007. TIP arrived at an Atlanta courthouse just after 9 this morning, followed by his girlfriend Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle and members of his Grand Hustle team. The ATL superstar and his legal team worked out a plea deal that had TIP performing thousands of hours of community service, some of which was documented on his MTV show 'Road To Redemption.' T.I. is expected to begin his sentence within the next 6-8 weeks."
Kutiman - YouTube's DJ?

I'm aware that Kutiman's "Thru You" YouTube project has been circulating since the beginning of this month, but it was only been recently that I had the opportunity to experience his artistry.  Although the idea of dissecting YouTube videos and reconstructing them into an original track isn't the most innovative, Kutiman's execution remains effortless as he puts others who have taken on this challenge in the dust.  

Kutiman's three month "Thru You" project consists of seven individual tracks/videos incorporating an extensive list of amateur YouTube videos that he sampled, cut, and edited on his own.  With his sensational talents, Kutiman deserves the moniker of "YouTube's DJ" as his videos have attracted well over a million hits so far.   

"I'm New" is the most RapReviews appropriate and the most admired with its hip hop influence as Kutiman samples obscure videos including a cabasa and another with a cash register, as well as including an impressive freestyle and vocals.  Also, Kutiman includes the source YouTube videos he sampled, so for those of you who are further intrigued by his art, be sure to check them out to fully understand the project.

To think, Kutiman's "Thru You" project was originally sent to twenty of his friends and has now exploded worldwide.  With this in mind, Kutiman can be called the DJ Shadow of YouTube as he clearly deserves some praise for his artistry.

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