Chicago, Illinois' MP aka Mulatto Patriot, releases his new CD SONIC VISUALS. We premiered one of MP's tracks, Showtime (featuring Prosper Jones and Mena Man on a past show. Sonic Visuals features independent rap giants Ras Kass, Casual, Pumpkinhead, Decay, Pugslee Atomz, Eternia and more. Click HERE for a streaming preview of SONIC VISUALS and you can order the digital download from iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody and LALA . Physical CDs can be ordered for $15 via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org
01 Northern Lights Feat. Ka Di
02 Cadillac Vinyl Feat. Czar Absolute, Maggie Vagle (Video on youtube)
03 International Connection Feat. Eternia, de:joeso, DJ Georsch
04 Swordfish Feat. Prosper Jones
05 The Lake Affect
06 Lethal Weapon Feat. Doughboy
07 See H Eye See A Gee O Feat. Prosper Jones, Anacron, Doughboy, Trigga Gunnz, Mena, Awdazcate
08 Audio Terrorist Feat. Ras Kass, Casual, Prosper Jones
09 Dangerously Sexy
10 They Don't Know Feat. Pumpkinhead, Ka Di, Prosper Jones Mena
11 The General Feat. Pugslee Atomz, Awdazcate , DJ Georsch (Video coming soon)
12 Everybodys Crazy Feat. Czar Absolute, Prosper Jones
13 Promontory Point
14 Chicago River Feat. Prosper Jones, Decay, DJ Intel
15 Showtime Feat. Prosper Jones, Mena (video on you tube)
16 Hustlers Skit Feat. LJ
17 Luvin it
18 Windy City Testimonials Feat. Mena, JHollow
19 A min Silence for those we lost
20 Bonus Track Physical Connection
Tomorrow, Saturday October 25th, Plan B in Downtown Detroit. LOVE features a 3 hour set from Questlove and performances by Michigan's mixtape king DJ Graffiti with Ro (aka Octane) from Burn Rubber hosting. It's the official after party for the Roots and Estelle show on the same night. The first 50 people through the door will receive a free collab T-shirt courtesy of Public Media, Burn Rubber and 10 Deep.
Tickets can be purchased HERE
With the void left by SCRATCH magazine and the minimal focus on hip hop in music production publications (an exception being REMIX magazine), PRODUCER'S EDGE satisfies that thirst for knowledge and information to create music of champions. I found Producer's Edge at a newsstand in NY by accident and devoured the incredible amount of info in just one issue. There were interviews with Easy Mo Bee and David Banner, an in depth history of EMU's SP1200 sampling drum machine, and tutorials on recording and music distribution among other rich content. I was impressed to have so much contained in one source and in an independent one at that. That was issue two and with the arrival of issue three, Producer's Edge has transformed into a completely digital and FREE online magazine. Producer’s Edge is one of the first to utilize a multi-media format as a Digital Magazine with embeddedd video, audio and live downloads. The original format had a DVD-ROM attached to the magazine full of free sounds, software instruction and demos. All of that content is now available online and if you sign up as a subscriber, you get access to additional XC (extra content) for download.
Issue No. 3 of Producer's Edge features interviews with Pete Rock, The RZA, an incredible overview of the MV 8800 and tutorials on getting your drum game tight. If you are looking for well rounded coverage of the tools and techniques within hip hop/R&B/reggae/electronic production, this is a must read. No fluff. Where SCRATCH magazine almost got it right, Producer's Edge surpasses that vison.
THE 2008 GONG DJ BATTLE FINALS
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008
DJ Slyce: 08 DMC World Vice Champion
DJ Shiftee: 07 DMC World Supremacy Champion
DJ Roli Rho: 95-96: Rhythm Method Battle Champion
DJs Battling Head to Head
DJ Solo: 08 Gong DJ Battle NYC Champ
DJ Steel: 08 Gong DJ Battle Baltimore Champ
DJ Emm Are: 08 Gong DJ Battle NYC Vice Champ
DJ Supreme: 1991 New Music Seminar Champ
DJ TLO: 07 DMC Canadian Supremacy Champ
Swan...John Swan: 04 Vinyl Kombat US Finalist
Ty Handswell: 08 Gong DJ Battle Baltimore Finalist
DJ Axis: 08 Gong DJ Battle East Coast Finalist
Hosts: Lord Sear & DJ Fat Fingaz
Music by DJ Boogie Blind
Wed. Oct. 22: Doors open at 9pm. Battle begins at 10pm.
$15 advance tickets at ticketmaster.com or ticketweb.com. $20 day of.
Hiro Ballroom in the Maritime Hotel
371 West 16th St. @ 9th
New York City, NY 10011
From the L.A. Times:
Rudy Ray Moore, the self-proclaimed "Godfather of Rap" who influenced generations of rappers and comedians with his rhyming style, braggadocio and profanity-laced routines, has died. He was 81.
Moore, whose low-budget films were panned by critics in the 1970s but became cult classics decades later, died Sunday night in Toledo, Ohio, of complications from diabetes, his brother Gerald told the Associated Press.
Though he was little known to mainstream audiences, Moore had a significant effect on comedians and hip-hop artists.
"People think of black comedy and think of Eddie Murphy," rap artist Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew told the Miami Herald in 1997. "They don't realize [Moore] was the first, the biggest underground comedian of them all. I listened to him and patterned myself after him."
And in the liner notes to the 2006 release of the soundtrack to Moore's 1975 motion picture "Dolemite," hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg said:
"Without Rudy Ray Moore, there would be no Snoop Dogg, and that's for real."
When it came to his own sense of his accomplishments, Moore was never burdened by immodesty.
"These guys Steve Harvey and Cedric the Entertainer and Bernie Mac claim they're the Kings of Comedy," Moore told the Cleveland Plain Dealer in 2003. "They may be funny, but they ain't no kings. That title is reserved for Rudy Ray Moore and Redd Foxx."
Read more HERE