The one and only GRANDMASTER FLASH is set to drop a brand new album on Adrenaline City Entertainment via Strut February 23rd 2009 entitled "THE BRIDGE". Flash's first high profile release since his recordings on Elektra in 1987 will represent all the bridges crossed worldwide. Explains Flash, "The bridges of time, cultures and color. The bridges of hip hop, funk, pop, rock, jazz, punk, disco and R&B." The album features KRS ONE. Q-TIP, BUSTA RHYMES, SNOOP DOGG, RED CAFE, MR. CHEEKS, BIG DADDY KANE, PRINCES SUPERSTAR, HEDONIS DA AMAZON, GRANDMASTER CAZ, TITO of THE FEARLESS FOUR, BYATA, SUPERNATURAL and DJ KOOL among a slew of international talent. Check out the trailer below-
VIDEO: "WE B-GIRLZ" European Tour 2008 w/ Roxanne Shante, Bahamadia, Invincible, DJ Shortee & Eternia
"WE B-GIRLZ" European Tour 2008 w/ Roxanne Shante, Bahamadia, Invincible, DJ Shortee & Eternia from Eternia on Vimeo
Aug 18 - Sept 18 2008...
5 Hip Hop ladies toured over 6 countries in Europe for 4 weeks, in 1 tour van.
This is Eternia's Tour Video Diary, documenting this historic tour through her eyes and camera lens. From Eternia: "Special shout out to the ladies who aren't in the video, but held it down on stage alongside us: Yarah Bravo, Stacy Epps, Shania D. & Chela Simone, Eyeris, Mauikai, & every last woman and man who contributed at HHK, We B-Girlz Berlin, and the remaining tour."
FEBRUARY 6th @ 8PM, KAIL, U-N-I, Nobody Famous, Diz Gibran, Chris Phillips, Three-1-Zero, Def Sound, & Angelica Cheri perform at The Spliff Showcase in Los Angeles.
Every FIRST FRIDAY of the month
Doors open at 8PM.
***Show starts at 9PM***
Free Drinks courtesy of Honest Tea!!!
2324 Cotner Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
True Hip-Hop Stories: Joe Ski Love from D-Nice on Vimeo.
JOE SKI LOVE recounts the making of his hit "The Pee Wee Dance". Joe Ski also drops wisdom on the relevance of Soulja Boy and diversity in genres of hip hop. Props!
Yes it is yet another B.I.G. remix CD BUT it is laced with some of the illest beats I have heard in a minute. Mixed by DJ GRAFFITI, produced by ASTRONOTE and with Talib Kweli hosting, this collection brings some fresh sides to classic Biggie songs. The CD also features Bahamadia, Guilty Simpson and Buff 1 lending verses to the mix. Cop the free download after registering at http://Biggie.SPRKD.com.
Young G's (ft. Talib Kweli)
N*ggas (ft. Buff1)
Don't Stop (ft. Big L)
Everyday Struggle (ft. Bahamadia)
Party & Bullsh*t (ft. Erykah Badu)
Dangerous MCs (ft. Guilty Simpson & Busta Rhymes)
Let's Get It On (ft. Heavy D, 2Pac & Grand Puba)
I'm F*cking You Tonight
Come On (ft. Sadat X)
Crush On You (ft. Junior Mafia)
Victory (ft. Puff Daddy & Busta Rhymes)
Bonus: Don't Stop Pt.2 (ft. Big L)
With Notorious still heating up theaters, earning an estimated $32 million in box office sales after two weeks, the film’s screenwriter Cheo Hodari Coker is in the process to tackle yet another hip-hop biopic. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Coker – who along with writing Notorious’ screenplay also penned Unbelievable: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of The Notorious B.I.G. - has signed on to adapt Bill Adler’s Tougher Than Leather: The Rise of Run-D.M.C.–The Authorized Biography for the big screen. The Run-D.M.C. flick hopes to engage the same viewing audience as the Biggie biopic, this time delving into the lives of rap legends Joseph “Run” Simmons, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell - whose life was cut short when he was shot and killed in 2002.
D-Nice Presents True Hip-Hop Stories: Monie Love from D-Nice on Vimeo.
Original Boogie Down Productions member, D-NICE has grown into a great photographer and has created this video series to document many of the untold stories of some of the true architects of hip hop culture. They are very candid and revealing to say the least. MONIE LOVE reflects on an early hip hop tour where BIG DADDY KANE tries to put the mack on her and her life outside of hip hop. Check out more videos HERE.
Friday, Febuary 6th is Ladies Love Dilla at Deity Lounge in NYC. Its a tribute and Lupus Awareness Fundraiser. Featuring MC's Jean Grae and Bless Roxwell and DJs Jasmine Solano, Brina Payne, Mirandom, Chela, ILL P and Tara. $10 w/RSVP, $15 without.
DOUG E. FRESH headlines THE GOLDEN AGE OF HIP HOP PART 1 concert Saturday, February 7, 2009 at FILLMORE NEW YORK at IRVING PLAZA in NYC. He will be joined by CHUBB ROCK, BRAND NUBIAN, POSITIVE K & LORD FINESSE. Don't miss this one! Tickets ($41.50 advanced/$46.50 day of show) are available at LIVENATION.COM.
Our peeps DASHAH is set to release a special edition version of his current CD release RAP BURGLAR entitled RAP BURGLAR 2.5 The Return. The first single dropped is titled "Growing Pains". Dashah has set the year off right with this banger. Dashah has the right energy and lyrical content to illustrate his life's journey.
DASHAH- "Growing Pains" (stream)
The one and only EMPIRE ISIS released her latest CD "Brand New Style" on January 20th. Empire Isis is one of the tightest reggae/ hip hop artists of the new era. Empire Isis has been featured on THE ZRO HOUR (profiled HERE) and continues to surprise and stun the ears with an amazing vibe and energetic sound. MTV's "The Hills" featured her music last year. Check out her new single "Participate". It has a crazy bounce and infectious message-"Don't Hate, Participate". Below is an animated clip that shows exactly what happens when the uninitiated come to her shows..
CD available on iTunes
I reported on this new drum machine about 2 weeks ago. In the video posted by GEARWIRE.COM, REV, VP of Beat Kangz Electronics, previews and demos the new BEAT THANG drum machine/sampler/sequencer. After seeing this, I can not wait to hear and play it in person. This machine has so much promise and incorporates advanced features such as built in video tutorials(??)! Check it...