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There's a party goin' on, y'all! Oh, snap, if y'all haven't heard, De La Soul's Plug Three a/k/a Maseo has a LIVE streaming video of his radio show known as the "De La Soul's Dugout." It's where they play good hip-hop music along with others. If you stay for a while, you may see Maseo himself appearing on screen and you could chat with him, too. What can be doper than that, fam? Click the link below to go there NOW, who knows how long it will last? * http://www.ustream.tv/channel/delasouls-dugout *
There are a lot of questions you expect to hear from your mom when she gives you a call. “Have you heard of someone named Nipsey Hussle?” is not one of them. Of course, because this is my life we’re talking about here, the other day my mom called me up with just that question.
As a public service to the world, in this week’s edition of the Fairfield County Weekly I have an article describing, in-depth, what you can discern about your Valentine’s Day date based on their choice of R&B singers. This article can be used in a number of ways. All the fellas out there can use it to figure out what kind of woman they’re dealing with, while all the women of the world can use it to figure out what kind of vibe they’re giving off.
We've received word tonight via AllHipHop and Rolling Stone that Snoop Dogg is leaving Geffen/Interscope for greener pastures elsewhere. When asked for a comment Snoop had this to say: "We are pushing the envelope on getting everything finalized. But I will not be releasing anymore projects under Interscope/Geffen." Snoop had been with the label since 2004 when R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta) - The Masterpiece was released. We'll keep you updated on his future plans and which new label this hip-hop/mainstream superstar will call home.
The Hip-Hop Shop is the precursor to Kayfabe 4 Dummies every Sunday night, a 30 minute show of hip-hop tracks and talk. On this week's episode we've got new songs from K'Naan & Buckshot, M-Dot featuring Pimp C, Termanology and a Royce Da 5'9" freestyle with Busta Rhymes plus so much more! Tune in 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!
Emcee and Producer KERO ONE To Release Sophomore Album Early Believers 02.09.2009 Self-Contained Bay Area-Based Artist’s Album Features A Mix of Recording Techniques and International Guest Artists
(February 9th, 2009 - Brooklyn, NY) Bay Area producer and emcee KERO ONE will release his sophomore album Early Believers, as a follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut album Windmills of the Soul through his own record company, Plug Music Label on April 7th, 2009.
An avid fan of soul, disco, electro, and Brazilian beats, KERO ONE creates music that embraces these diverse genres without abandoning his hip-hop foundation. The underground success of his 2006 self-released, produced, and written debut album, Windmills of the Soul, went to the top of iTunes charts and led to KERO ONE embarking on world tours and producing for Talib Kweli and Mark Farina. More recently, he has also received major label attention and support from the likes of Will.i.am, B.E.P. front man and producer of Estelle, Nas, and Usher, who, after listening to KERO ONE's album, replied with a personal video message and a note saying: "Wow!!!..this is dope, Kero. I love it, I love it, I love it!"
Now, nearly 3 years after Windmills, KERO ONE has returned with a mission to renew the sounds of modern hip hop by melding together bits of various genres of music. In the creation of Early Believers, KERO ONE has enlisted the talents of some of his favorite singers and vocalists such as Giles Peterson’s UK singer protégé Ben Westbeech, Finland's own modern day "Stevie Wonder," Tuomo, and Portland's Ohmega Watts, to name a few. Pairing vocals with the warm tones of analog compressed drums, vintage synths, and live instruments, KERO ONE has created a 12 track album exhibiting his live instrumentation abilities, and growth and maturity as a writer, arranger, and vocalist.
Independently released with much of the same do-it-yourself work ethic as Windmills, KERO ONE once again takes full control of the music, the manufacturing, promotion, and the art direction of his second album, allowing him to maintain his full creative vision without the influence of outside forces. It is KERO ONE's ultimate hope that Early Believers, with the support of loyal fans and discerning listeners alike, will penetrate the barriers set up by corporate major labels to reach his largest audience to date.
What's good folks? It's been a minute since I rang in with any music news, but here's my Groundhog Day appearance...a week late. I produced a song for the Lonely Island dudes from Saturday Night Live (Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone & Akiva Schaffer) for their new album. The legendary E-40 (a personal fave of mine) is on the song as well (it's called "Santana DVX"), so it was a good look for me. I got a little mention in the New York Times yesterday, here's the link...
These dudes are funny as sh*t, take it from the former court jester of rap. Their album, Incredibad, is in stores tomorrow (Feb. 10) on Universal Republic (meaning it's easy to find), so support 'em. If they go gold, I get a gold record and I want one. I damn sure ain't sell enough J-Zone or Chief Chinchilla albums for a gold record (maybe a wooden 8-track tape), so this is my only shot at putting something on my bare walls besides on old Muhammad Ali poster. The album also features Justin Timberlake, T-Pain, Norah Jones, Sly & Robbie, DJ Numark and more, so I'm in prestigious company. If you need convincing, here are two of their videos from the album (you tube links)
For Immediate Release: February 9th, 2009 Muph & Plutonic announces the ‘Don’t Worry About Nothin’ Tour with Horrorshow
“Firmly cemented in Australia’s musical landscape” (The Independent) and touted as the country’s “best hip hop act” (JMAG), Muph & Plutonic are once again hitting the road to share their vibrant tunes with the masses. Fresh from their double placing on Triple J’s Hottest 100 Countdown (“Beautiful Ugly” #86, “Don’t Worry About Nothin’” #99) and a stellar run on this year’s festival circuit (Pyramid Rock, Solar Music, Soundscape), Melbourne’s finest hip-hop combination have announced their first major trek for 2009. The ‘Don’t Worry About Nothin’ Tour sees the group traverse the Australian landscape once again with an extended run through the Queensland sun along with stops in Melbourne, Tasmania, Adelaide, Perth, and Sydney.
Joining Muph & Plutonic will be Sydney duo Horrorshow. Rising from hip hop's tremendous undergrowth, Horrorshow hold the twin talents of style and effortless at their fingertips. Vocalist Solo is equipped with deft lyricism and melodic flow, holding court with heartfelt melancholy and redemptive optimism - cushioned with dry humour. Producer Adit has composed beautifully paced, confident beats - partnering the lyricism with flair in mood and colour.
The tour kicks off March 7th in Hobart and winds its way through Queensland before hitting both major markets and small towns, wrapping up the jaunt with a two-night stay out West. Don’t worry about a thing and come spend your summer with Muph & Plutonic.
Muph & Plutonic ‘Don’t Worry About Nothin’’ tour dates: # feat. Horrorshow 07 Mar 2009 @ Republic Bar - Hobart, Tasmania # 11 Mar 2009 @ Bombay Rock - Townsville, Queensland 12 Mar 2009 @ Brothers, Cairns - Cairns, Queensland 13 Mar 2009 @ Alhambra, Fortitude Valley - Brisbane, Queensland # 14 Mar 2009 @ Sands Tavern - Sunshine Coast, Queensland # 15 Mar 2009 @ Fishermans Wharf - Gold Coast, Queensland 19 Mar 2009 @ Fanny’s - Newcastle, New South Wales # 20 Mar 2009 @ Oxford Arts Factory - Sydney, New South Wales # 21 Mar 2009 @ Transit Bar - Canberra, Australian Capital Territory # 27 Mar 2009 @ The Espy, Front Bar - Melbourne, Victoria # 28 Mar 2009 @ Adelaide Uni Bar - Adelaide, South Australia # 04 Apr 2009 @ Rivers Sessions 09 - Mackay, Queensland 17 Apr 2009 @ Players Bar - Mandurah, Western Australia 18 Apr 2009 @ Rosemount Hotel - Perth, Western Australia