Video: Big Boi's Advice on Juggling Music & Family
Big Boi, one half of the legendary group, Outkast, gives DJ Smallz a glimpse into his family life and explains how he juggles between the music business and his family duties. His new Def Jam project, "Sir Lucious Left Foot... The Son of Chico Dusty" is in stores now.
I been meaning to create a fan forum for a LONG time, so i finally sat down and made one using proboards.com. Anyone who follows this blog knows i often love to talk about my other hobbies- video games, anime & of course (American) football, so i encourage anyone reading this, who shares any of those vices, to register and join the chat! AND for those who do register, you will have access to bonus contests & downloads that will be exclusively available via the forum... so make sure you sign up here: www.neosonix.proboards.com
Also, for those who just wanna ask me a quick question, i added a formspring widget to the blog (directly below the C-Box); Here's a link to that as well: http://www.formspring.me/Neosonix
Since nothing can stop him, Ed Lover is back with the latest episode of his landmark web series C'Mon Son. In the latest episode, Episode 15, Ed wastes no time going in on the BET Awards where he ribs on Diddy's smoke-filled performance with Dirty Money, heckles celebrity fashion choices and chuckles at Chris Brown's now infamous tear-filled Michael Jackson tribute. Not missing a beat when it comes to celebrity shame, Lover also takes a little time to throw a few barbs at Lady Gaga's latest booze-fueled hi-jinks, and Nicki Minaj's obsessive wardrobe changes. Not even royalty is safe. Did you catch Prince Henry falling off his royal horse and onto his royal... ? Well Ed did, and the laughter only begins there. Ed Lover is no stranger to tickling hip-hop's funny bone, and the hundreds of thousands of views on his popular web series indicate he still has the knack for making us laugh.
Ed Lover is a multi-faceted talent who has been a steadfast presence in hip-hop culture for the past twenty years. He began his career as a rapper with the group No Face, before going on to co-host Yo! MTV Raps with cohort Doctor Dre. Ed Lover and Doctor Dre teamed up again to star in the hip-hop whodunit Who's The Man? and later went on to host the highly rated Morning Show With Ed, Lisa and Dre on Hot 97. Currently being heard as on-air personality at New York's Power 105.1FM, Ed Lover has also recently made appearances on television shows on VH1 in addition to his popular 'C'mon Son' web series.
MP3: Metermaids - "Rust and Sharp Edges" Dead Weather Remix
Genre-bending hip-hop duo, Metermaids, supply us with yet another track off their indie rock sampling mixtape, HELLO, recently released as a free download through the group's website. This time, with "Rust and Sharp Edges", the aggressive rhymes of MC's Swell and Sentence continue over an in-your-face, pulse-raising beat. "We wanted to mirror the mood of the beat, but not over-think it, so we kept it simple and sort of battle-oriented," says Sentence of their latest single. The song is a remix of The Dead Weather's "Treat Me Like Your Mother." Swell explains, "Sentence and I were huge, huge fans of the song and the video, and knew that the remix would fit our style perfectly."
Throughout the song, Metermaids make it clear that they "Got it figured out," as the reoccurring vocal snippet says on the hook. The duo has an undeniable confidence about themselves throughout "Rust and Sharp Edges." "We rarely write songs that are just a lyrical free for all," says Sentence. "When we do, it's always fun.".
Among the opening lines of this song, a fair warning is delivered: "We're comin' in, dead bolt the doorway." For those who fail to realize the emergence of something special, a listen to their latest single, filled with raw verses and witty punch lines, should do the trick.
Hailing from New York City, Metermaids are Swell and Sentence, two emcees who met through the local underground hip-hop scene in 2006. After releasing their debut EP the same year, the duo toured with the likes of Brand Nubian, Atmosphere, Sage Francis, Fabulous, Lady Bug Mecca (Digable Planets), The Lox, and Camp Lo. After this extensive and impressive tour, the duo released their first full-length effort in 2008 entitled Nightlife, exemplifying their choice to create a new sound in crossover music, blending indie rock with hip-hop. The release was followed up with the EP Nightlife In Illinoise. Never resting, that EP was followed with their "Turn The Lights Out" video which quickly became an internet sensation. The follow-up, the critically acclaimed Smash Smash Bang EP earned the group immense industry support, and the interest of top hip-hop producers including 9th Wonder. The band's music is available for free at the group's official website.
For those out there who got down with Ran & i EARLY by pre-ordering Forever Famicom, you know all too well about the BONUS TRACKS that were included as part of the package... however, in an effort to make sure NO ONE misses the extra "goodness", we have decided to re-package those tracks as an exclusive download via our Bandcamp page! Below is one of those aforementioned bonus tracks featuring Ran & Tanya Morgan emcee ilyas killin' a beat i flipped from one of my fave NES RPGS- Zelda II: The Adventures of Link.
This is just 1 of the 22 total joints that come in the pack aptly dubbed Forever Famicom DLC, which also includes: 2 more unreleased songs, 5 bonus beats that didnt make the final album & the original album's 14 instrumentals too...
We got more shows in store too, this time for our East Coast peoples beginning this weekend in NC (click flyer below to ZOOM in) as famicom-fever slowly spreads across the country... speaking of which, if you still don't believe the hype, check out these reviews on Rap4Fame & WordisBond.com.
One last thing i need to address are the MANY request myself & Ran have gotten to list what games were sampled on the album and why, so as a result, we are planning on doing a joint-Ustream very SOON to answer all your questions... stay tuned!
George Hodos Single "Just a Man" Featuring Snoop Dogg
LOS ANGELES, CA - (LSI) - July 6th, 2010, -Following his successful rise to #2 on Billboard's Breakout Artist of the Week Chart, International pop artist GEORGE HODOS has now debuted at #45 on Billboard's Hot Club Dance Play Chart with his single "Just a Man" featuring Snoop Dogg. The track continues its steady climb each week since its May 4th release, where it was initially positioned at #32 on Billboard's Nextmusic Charts, landing the #5 Position on Perfect Beats Dance Charts, and can be seen topping others including Billboard's Mike Bordes Sprint Radio Alltel Playlist, and Promo-only Charts.
GEORGE HODOS, working alongside Los Angeles-based producers "The Alumni", is scheduling to release his second full-length effort titled George Hodos-Just A Man through Universal Music Group. Drawing on influences such as Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, and Whitney Houston, the album will mark the artist's first North American release.