I’m sitting here listening to an album I’m doing a review on which will be up tomorrow and thought I’d drop a few tidbits while I was listening (I can’t sit still, I always have to be doing something).
New Link for When They Reminisce
I was talking to E tonight and he mentioned that he still wasn’t getting the same amount of traffic as he was before he switched links. I guess this is to be expected, but obviously there are some people out there that haven’t found him again, so here is the NEW link….bookmark, RSS Feed, whatever it is you cats do……
NEW RAEKWON SINGLE
This has probably leaked all over the internet by now, but just in case anyone hasn’t seen it….
From Killer Beez Promotions:
<tt><tt>HERE IS AN EXCLUSIVE, GIVEN BY RAEKWON HIMSELF. IT'S A NEW JOINT FROM<br />RAEKWON FEATURING MIKA.<br /><br />IT'S MORE OF A HIP-HOP/R&B FEEL TO IT AND ITS TO PREHYPE RAEKWON'S NEW<br />ALBUM, WHICH IS COMING VERY VERY SOON. PLEASE GET THIS OUT THERE!<br />THANKS!<br /><br />RAEKWON (WITH CAPPADONNA) ALSO HAS A SHOW ON THURSDAY JUNE 19TH 8PM AT<br /><span style="border-bottom: 1px dashed rgb(0, 102, 204); cursor: pointer;" class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1213326449_0">BB KINGS</span> IN NYC.<br /><br />ZSHARE (INCASE U CANT DOWNLOAD THE ATTACHED MP3):<br /><a target="_blank" href="http://www.zshare.net/audio/1341352275200a0f/"><span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1213326449_1">http://www.zshare.net/audio/1341352275200a0f/</span></a></tt></tt>
New Grouch Video: “Artsy”
I’m probably not the biggest Living Legends fan in the world, but I don’t mind Grouch. While I haven’t listened to the new album all that much, this new video kind of grabbed me. I liked the message, because lord knows I’ve seen my share of people he describes in the video. I’m all about showing your “creative” side and trying to be an “individual”, but just because you are, doesn’t mean that you are the only one doing what you are doing or that you are any better than anyone else….nawhutimean? Oh and the song is growing on me something serious as well.
Here is a lil sumthin’ sumthin’ from his camp:
“Artsy,” the first single from indie hip
hop legend, The Grouch’s acclaimed new release “Show
You The World,” features a revolutionary music video
appearing now on Youtube, Itunes, Myspace and most
recently, MTV. With a slamming track produced by The
Grouch, and featuring the MC/producer’s trademark
lyrical excellence, “Artsy” raises the bar with its
searing satirical commentary, block-rockin’ beats, and
The Artsy video was recently nominated for best
hip-hop video by the Music Video Producers
Association, and is the only independently produced
video in its nomination category. It was also chosen
by Spin Magazine as a “must see” video and was
featured on the front page of YouTube.
Mimicking the ultra trendy imagery of many of today’s
more “artsy’ advertising campaigns, the video follows
The Grouch as he weaves a tale of hipster hypocrisy,
capitol control and revolutionary resistance. Using
elements of graffiti, animation, live action and the
latest graphics technology, the video presents a rich
tapestry of imagery, cleverly communicating The
Grouch’s potent narrative.
The video is produced by Buildestroy (Animation) and
Secret History (Directing). In keeping with the DIY
ethic that has characterized the Grouch’s independent
career, the video was produced with no budget, no deal
and no half stepping. In true guerilla fashion, all of
the video was shot in one long day in the vaunted “one
shot one kill style, ” dictated by both budget and
style. Much of the videos stunning effects were
created in various Los Angeles bedroom studios on both
Mac and PC. Cory Shaw of Buildestroy said, “We
decided after hearing the song that we had a chance to
make a hilarious video that summed up some of our
feelings about ‘Artsyness’ in our realm of TV
commercials and urban art. We couldn’t resist making
fun of some of our famous friends, but our idea of
recreating some of the most Artsy TV spots with our
skeleton crew and no money was even funnier. But the
end result was worth all of the lost sleep and monitor
WHAT IS ARTSY?
The ARTSY movement can best be explained as an
experiment in ARTOLOGY. For those who have been
surrounded by the ARTSY video, its familiarity and
cultural resonance is comforting and owning an ARTSY
video provides a souvenir or keepsake, a memento.
People have often demanded the ARTSY video merely
because they have seen it everywhere and possessing an
ARTSY video provides a sense of belonging. The ARTSY
video seems mostly to be embraced by those who are (or
at least want to seem to be) ARTSY…
“Revolt Radio” is a unique mix of Underground, Commercial, & Mash-Up Hip-Hop. Each broadcast looks to rebel against what your currently hearing on the airwaves right now. Hosted by, Revolt Radio airs every Wednesday from 8:00-9:00 PM with exclusive music from Nu Revolution Camp Founder/Artist, Wordsmith; Camp MC’s Kontact, Black Knight, All-Biz, and numerous signed/unsigned artists making noise in the game.
Shadeed from Theindieplanet.com will be joining Black Knight to finish their discussion on the “Digital Era of Music Marketing.” If you missed Part 1, head over to amalgamdigital.com or wordsmith.podomatic.com and listen to the Week 11 broadcast.
THE WEEK 12 BROADCAST WILL FEATURE MUSIC FROM NATIONAL RECORDING ARTISTS BUSTA RHYMES, GORILLA ZOE, USHER, MACY GRAY, ROYCE DA 5’9, JR WRITER, CROOKED I & MORE.
THAT’S NOT IT…CATCH EXCLUSIVE TRACKS FROM SOME OF THE TOPOUT RIGHT NOW. NEW JOINTS FROM HERO, CYMARSHALL LAW, WHITE CITI, BRAVO YOUNG, RATED R, GEOLANI, XPLICIT, MUSIK G, & THEORY HAZIT WILL DEBUT!!!
Black Knight Intro
DJ Dublee’s Singles Symposium
(Exclusive) Rhymes-Dont Touch Me Remix Feat. Lil
Wayne, Nas, Game, Big Daddy Kane
(Exclusive) Gorilla Zoe Ft Sean Kingston
(Exclusive) Usher ft. Jay-Z – Best Thing
(Exclusive) Wordsmith-Special Request
(Exclusive) Macy Gray Feat. The Game-Only in the Dark
(Exclusive) Royce Da 5 9-Done Talkin
(Exclusive) JR Writer-Do Dat
(Exclusive) Crooked I-100K Battle
Black Knight Intermission
The Digital Era of Music Marketing w/ Shadeed of
Indieplanet.com Part 2
DJ Dublee’s Unsigned Mix Show
Unsigned: Black Knight-Life Goes On
Unsigned: Kontact-Fantasy Maker
Unsigned: Wordsmith-Dreamin of Superstardom
Unsigned: Theory Hazit-Grizzly
Unsigned: Cymarshall Law-The Raw
Unsigned: Bravo Young-Good Game
Unsigned: Geolani ft Stack Bundles & Dramills-Neva Stop
Unsigned: Wordsmith-Wordplay Extraordinaire Remix
Unsigned: Rated R Relate To Me
Unsigned: Xplicit-Get Mo
Unsigned: White Citi-Through My Eyez
Unsigned: Wordsmith-Quest for My Existence
Unsigned: Musik G ft. UGA – Im Up
Unsigned: Cymarshal Law-Lost in the Music
Black Knight Outro
Contact Wordsmith (Station Manager) at:
Wordsmith “Vintage Material” Album Coming in 2009!
Wordsmith “Appetizer at the Pioneer Pub” EP Coming in 2009!
The Nu Revolution Camp “Flag of Our Fathers” Mixtape Coming in 2009!
From the NC that gets some love from the underground heads. In anticipation of his next mixtape “Can’t Knock the Hustle”. We are re-releasing the one that started it all. “Play Ya Cards Right”, Ace Hustle’s debut mixtape features production from Black Jeruz, Khrysis, and many others. Representing for N.C. “Play Ya Cards Right” shows the full range and scope of Ace’s artistic abilities as he tackles some of the industry’s hottest production and truly makes them his own. Be sure to check the myspace for more exclusive music from Ace and look out for “Can’t Knock the Hustle” coming very soon!
FREESTYLE LEGEND C-RAYZ WALZ TEAMS UP WITH FRESH FACED KOSHA DILLZ TO RELEASE THE FIRST JEWISH/AFRICAN AMERICAN COLLABORATION RECORD OF ITS KIND:
Modular Moods recording artists break the mold with a record that explores the art of freestyle versus written rhymes
New York, NY, May 20, 2008 – Indie hip-hop icon teams up with fresh-faced, yeshiva-trained wordsmith Kosha Dillz for twelve tracks that mix freestyle and written rhymes, classic and new-school beats, and the frantic, fast-paced energy of a three, manic 24-hour recording session to produce, yes, “Freestyle Vs. Written,” the first collaboration of its type. CMJ writes, “.. it’s both a statement of cultural solidarity and creative open-mindedness.”
It’s an album that breaks borders and pushes boundaries. Songs like “I Love Jews” and “Ariel Sharon” are packed with classic hip rock samples and party moving sounds. Boasting collaborations with Murs, Matisyahu and MF Doom between them, and gracing the covers of magazines such as Entertainment Weekly and Source Magazine and spots on MTV, the two artists are ready to take the world by storm.
As one of the original members of the infamous rap crew Stronghold, C-Rayz Walz has been a fixture in the New York hip-hop scene for years. He hosts tons of hip-hop shows and events, and has more charisma and energy than most rappers can dream of. But that doesn’t mean he’s not serious: he’s battled and beaten the top battle emcees in the world (including freestyle legend Supernatural), dropped singles that consistently make noise on the Billboard charts, has had a video in rotation on BET and was hand picked by Raekwon of theto open for him on his last tour. Walz has recorded songs with everyone from El-P, M-1 of Dead Prez, , Aesop Rock, and Insane Clown Posse. But it is ‘Freestyle vs. Written’ that sets him apart as a one of a kind emcee, flaunting his freestyle technique to the fullest.
Kosha Dillz is an upcoming Israeli American hip hop artist that has put the Zionist swagger back in being Jewish. A flashy pinky ring style and gold-star dress code using crowd moving beats and profound lyrics in Hebrew, English and Spanish to shift a person’s homeostasis, this unorthodox boom bap-ist’s knowledge of emceeing brings the pride back that you might have once lost. URB Magazine wrote that Kosha “presents a rarely seen culture clash in music. He voices his political opinions on foreign affairs and oppression with fresh rhymes. This makes him a universal voice..” Appearing live with everyone from Pigeon John and theto and , he has crossover appeal to the hardest of the street at underground rap shows, to the softest of hands at an easy listening rock show. Hard work has earned him a rite of passage like no other, being the only emcee to land himself on BET’s 106th and Park while recording and performing with Grammy Nominee Matisyahu.
Based in Brooklyn, NY, Modular Moods (and its sister company Shemspeed) is the perfect home for artists such as C-Rayz Walz and Kosha Dillz. The label is globally conscious, working with some of the most talked-about Jewish and Muslim acts in the world. Other acts on its roster include Y-Love, Diwon, Smadar, Balagan and Yuri Lane. The company’s (and, indeed, C-Rayz’ and Kosha’s) M.O. is promoting racial tolerance through music.
This soon-to-be-classic record was produced entirely by, 19-year-old Kentron Da Mastadon, who challenges the hip hop mold, armed with an MP of psychedelic rock riffs and jazz chops weaving the perfect backdrop for this Jerusalem Zionist-meets-Black Bronx ghetto aesthetic.
Release dates: Digital – August 26th / Retail – September 15th
* 10% of all proceeds will be donated to Netivot Israel Louna Terror Victim Fund and to the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, an organization dedicated to strengthening relations between ethnic communities, headed by Russell Simmons and Rabbi Marc Schneier.
For more information, please contact