Central Park's Summerstage presents a FREE concert featuring Ginuwine, Joe and Chico Debarge on Sunday, July 26, 2009 from 3pm-7pm. Click HERE for more info.
"Today’s offering is a music collective from the west-coast: Shabazz Palaces. While it may be a little a little left field for some of you reading this, to me, this is on some truly original shit. I don’t see much music like this coming out these days, and when I do, I feel like it’s my duty to spread the word and share it. The collective has been topping local sales charts in Seattle, WA, where there’s always been a vibrant music scene."
Listen to EP HERE
Outkast's Big Boi sat down with iHipHop to discuss his upcoming album "Sir Lucious Leftfoot Son Of Chico Dusty." The album consists of 16 brand new songs that are mostly funk-based. The album will have features from T.I., Too $hort, George Clinton, Andre 3000, Raekwon & Mary J Blige.
"What Is My Priority?" is a new book by a friend of THE ZRO HOUR, Trina Slade-Burks. It is a book of poetry, affirmations and art executed by artist, Trina Slade-Burks with a collaboration of family and friends inserts. Some photo family history accompanied with contemporary art round out this release.
You can purchase HERE
DIPLO & SWITCH, producers behind M.I.A.'s hits released a dancehall reggae album titled, MAJOR LAZER. One of the hottest singles off of the project is "Can't Stop Now" featuring Singer / Songwriter / Rapper - Epic / Sony recording artist Jovi Rockwell & Mr Vegas.
DOWNLOAD "Can't Stop Now" and bonus track, "Tonight"
Propellerhead Software, creators of industry standard titles such as REASON and RECYCLE, have answered the prayers of the faithful. Propellerhead's Reason software has developed into one of the most powerful and sonically superior virtual instruments/sequencers on the market. You can compose ill drum sequences, incorporate samples and build tracks with massive synths within a hardware emulated environment. The only thing missing and requested by users of the program (myself included), was a way to record digital audio into Reason. Propellerhead has answered with the release of RECORD. Record gives you unlimited audio tracks, world class effects and mixing gear, and a whole new take on music recording. Record was designed for musicians - not audio engineers.
RECORD incorporates Reason seamlessly. With a registered copy of Reason, there will be no need to launch both programs simultaneously. When you open Record, all of your components (rack gear) and refills are available. Record allows you to work within your normal set up and add the power and flexibility expected from current DAWs (digital audio workstations). Record comes standard with a suite of effects, including Line 6 modeling amps, that can be used in conjunction with Reason's built in effects. The mixing console's sound and signal processing is faithfully modelled after the legendary SSL 9000k analog mixing desk.
Record micro tutorial 1 - Record basics
RECORD will be available September 9, 2009 at a suggested retail price of $299 USD / €299 EUR.
Go to Propellerhead's youtube channel for more info and tutorials.
SHA MONEY XL's One Stop Shop Producers Conference has become one of the most important yearly networking events for hip hop and R&B producers seeking to have their music heard by industry A&Rs and get direction/inspiration from masters of those genres. Above are highlights from this year's conference.
Peace to DubMD for the link!
DUB MD PROMOTIONS & NU REVOLUTION ENT PRESENTS:
CHUBB ROCK & WORDSMITH "BRIDGING THE GAP" PRODUCED BY STRADA
Title track from the forthcoming collaboration album dropping July 14th from hip hop legend Chubb Rock and rising star Wordsmith.
Presented by NYC Council Member Joel Rivera and The Friends of Crotona Park, Tools of War, Rane & Serato
July 9th kicks off the official 2009 Crotona Park Jam Series - now in our 7th year of recreating the classic park jams from the 1970s and early 80s with a legends and pioneers only line up!
The Diabolical DJ Biz Markie (he's just our friend)
GrandWizzard Theodore (The L Brothers, Fantastic Romantic)
PopMaster Fabel (Tools of War, Rock Steady Crew,)
Afrika Bambaataa (Zulu Nation, Soulsonic Force)
Kool DJ Red Alert (Zulu Nation, 98.7 KiSS FM)
DJ Jazzy Jay (Zulu Nation, Soulsonic Force)
DJ Jazzy Joyce
DJ Scratch (88 NMS World Champion)
DJ Rockin Rob (Mean Machine)
GrandMaster Roc Raida (95 DMC World Champ + Busta's DJ)
DJ Cash Money (88 DMC World Champion)
DJ Lord Finesse (DITC)
GrandMaster Caz (Cold Crush Brothers)
Thursdays July 9, 15, 23 & 30 @ Crotona Park
5 - 9pm. FREE! All Ages! Host: GrandMaster Caz (Cold Crush)
Crotona Park at Charlotte St & Crotona Park East, Bronx NYC 10457. 2 or 5 train to 174th St. or BX 11, 15, 17 or 55.
Amalgam Digital presents TAME ONE's new release, ACID TAB VOCAB. Acid Tab Vocab is a conceptual album that invites the listener on a journey through the artist’s many moods by generating an atmosphere that encourages experimentation and open-mindedness. Knowledge of the production-duo Parallel Thought, who produced the album with fellow member Drum, describes the new album, “It doesn’t matter what you’re on, whether it’s acid, weed, anger or happiness, this album takes you through the mood you’re going through, amplifies the feeling and takes you on the ultimate trip.”
The album features guest vocals from fellow underground hip hop mainstays such as Del the Funky Homosapien and fellow Weatherman members, Aesop Rock and Amalgam Digital’s own Breeze Brewin. “Acid Tab Vocab” also sheds light on Tame One’s past and family. The artist opens up about his early years on ‘Suede Adidas,’ and pays homage to relative Redman on the second single, ‘Press Rewind.’
"Molly" Featuring Aesop Rock and Breeze Brewin
Purchase the CD HERE
Wednesday, July 8th @Southpaw:
TANYA MORGAN, MARCO POLO & TORAE w/ Special Guests: Che Grand, Brown Bag All Stars & DJ Element
BHF '09 alumsTanya Morgan, Marco Polo & Torae, and The Brown Bag All Stars take over the stage at Southpaw. Fresh off the release of new critically-acclaimed albums - Tanya Morgan's "Brooklynati"and Marco Polo & Torae's "Double Barrel" - and go into this performance with a lot of hype to live up to.
Southpaw, 125 5th Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY