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September 11, 2004

newswrapup september 11th 2004

Dr. Dre and Burt Bacharach....interesting
Dr. Dre and legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach are working on an album together. Now, in case you don't know who Burt is, he wrote songs like "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head," "What's Love Pussycat", "The Look Of Love" (as performed by Isaac Hayes and sampled to death by people like Da Beatminerz) and "Walk On By" (equally often sampled). It will be very interesting to see what the two can come up with. And if it will be more Dre or more Burt.

?uestlove and King Britt behind the wheels
Watch ?uestlove and King Britt get a drivers license. Scion filmed themselves a little documentary. You can get it here.

New Karma Response compilation
The good people of the Karma Response Unit present "The Hogan Fam", which will drop September 21st. The tracklisting reads very well and goes like this:
1 - Let's All Get Bent - 40th Dimension (prod. by Happ G)
2 - Who The Fu*k Are You? - Louis Logic (prod. by Cimer Amor)
3 - Sound The Horns Pt. 2 - Reef the Lost Cauze (prod. by Happ G, cuts by DJ Statik)
4 - That's Right Boy - Snuff (prod. by Snuff)
5 - Take It Up A Notch - Jake Lefco ft. Scandal of 40D (prod. by Happ G)
6 - I Just Wanna Rhyme - Fowlmowf (prod. by Happ G)
7 - Strength Of Mind - The Flight Brothers ft. J.J. Brown (prod. by Emynd)
8 - Live At The Party - 40th Dimension (prod. by Dr. Noh)
9 - Zip It (remix) - 40D ft. Starvin Marvin and Greedy Gretch (prod. by Happ G)
10 - HappGeez Is On The Beatbox - Side Effect
11 - Since I Am Dead - Adam 12 (prod. by Adam 12, cuts by DJ Panek)
12 - So Damn Hype - Snuff (prod. by Snuff, cuts by Snuff)
13 - Old Hate - Uncle T (prod. by Happ G)
14 - Philly Bloodline - Briz ft. Uncle T and Scandal of 40D (prod. by Happ G)
15 - Skeet Shoot - Snuff (prod by Snuff)
16 - Ripamuthafu*kanite - Jake Lefco ft. Reef (prod. by Happ G, cuts by DJ Panek)
17 - Bakers Dozen - The Hogan Fam (Reef the lost Cauze, Uncle T, Scandal, O-D-D, R-Son, Luce Leif, Greedy Gretch, Snuff, Jake Lefco, Kenneth Masters) (prod. by Happ G)

Further, Snuff's "The D.S.O.D. (Drunk Spaniard On Deck" will drop October 12th. The self produced debut solo album from Snuffman includes "Countdown", used as the opening theme music for MTV2's "Video Honeys" and recently reviewed in URB Magazine. It also features appearances by Scandal of 40th Dimension and Aul Purpis of Prophets Of The Ghetto.

New Jazz to listen to: Ayelet Rose Gottlieb
You can see her live Thursday, September 23rd, 2004, 7pm at The Triad Music; Cover: 10$; Reservations: 212-787-7921 or; Doors open at 6:30pm. And if not there, then you can get Ayelet's debut album "InTernal-ExTernal" on Genevieve Records. The press release describes the album as: "In this disc, Jerusalem born Gottlieb presents a diverse range of musical approaches, from free improvisations inspired by the words and colors of painter Wassily Kandinsky, to robust compositions flavored with Middle Eastern sounds and erotic Biblical texts."
Ayelet Rose Gottlieb's new release "InTernal- ExTernal" is now available on and

More Jazz to listen to: Larry Chernicoff
The first impression is that this jazz (as opposed to the one by Ayelet) is a little more straight forward. That however didn't stop it from taking prize in the third annual Surround Music Awards. His album "October" was named 'Best Made for Surround Title' of the year. The award was presented to Larry by rock legend Peter Frampton, in a ceremony that also honored surround sound releases by the Rolling Stones, Herbie Hancock, Beck, Peter Frampton, Elton John, and others. The winners were selected by a panel of 75 expert judges. Chernicoff's award goes to the most outstanding recording which was created from its inception with multi-channel in mind, and never previously released in any other format.
The press release continues to describe the album: ""October" features original jazz/classical fusion compositions performed by Larry and his Windhorse large ensemble. October is a hybrid multi-channel SACD, playable on any standard CD player,and also on SACD 5.1 surround-sound players and home theater systems. Chernicoff's music combines the warm sounds of 'orchestral' instruments with the dynamic of jazz improvisation and passages of meditative calm."
October is available on the web exclusively at

Press Release: International Songwriting Competition: Six Weeks Left to Enter Your Songs
Now accepting entries for 2004. To download an entry form or to enter online, please visit ISC has partnered with the following companies to provide our entrants with these really great services:
All entrants will receive a free one-year membership to Hit Quarters
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The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is an annual songwriting contest whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena. ISC is designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels, and promote excellence in the art of songwriting. Amateur and professional songwriters and musicians are invited to participate. ISC has the most prestigious panel of judges of all the songwriting contests in the world, offering exposure and the opportunity to have your songs heard by the most influential decision-makers in the music industry. Deadline for submission is October 15, 2004.
2004 Judges: Monte Lipman (President, Universal Records); Bo Diddley; Sean “P. Diddy” Combs; Macy Gray; Aaron Lewis (Staind); John Ondrasik (Five For Fighting); Taj Mahal; Clint Black; David Hidalgo (Los Lobos); Branford Marsalis; Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C.); Peter Furler (Newsboys); Sully Erna (Godsmack); Stacey Earle; Scott Kirkland (The Crystal Method); Michael Gudinski (Chairman, Mushroom Group of Companies); Alan Meltzer (CEO, Wind-Up Records); Tara Griggs-Magee (Executive VP Gospel/Urban Music, Sony Records); Michael McDonald (President, ATO Records); Tracy Gershon (Sr. Dir A&R/Artist Dev, Sony Records Nashville); Chris Parr (VP of Music Programming & Talent Relations, CMT); Peter Asher (Co-President, Sanctuary Artist Management); Kim Stephens (VP A&R, Lava Records); Barbara Sedun (VP Creative, EMI Music Publishing Canada) and Leib Ostrow (CEO, Music For Little People).
2004 Categories: AAA/Roots/Americana, Dance/Electronica, Jazz, R&B/Hip-Hop, Blues, Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Lyrics Only, Rock, Children's Music, Gospel/Christian, Performance, Teen, Country, Instrumental, Pop/Top 40, and World Music.

Wu-Tang DVD to be released.
The Wu-Tang Clan regrouped for a historic performance in California (Recorded Live in San Bernadino, CA on July 17, 2004). That was captured on film and will now be released on a DVD on Sanctuary Records. It's called "Disciples Of The 36 Chambers and drops October 5th. The DVD tracklisting is as follows
1. Bring Da Ruckus
2. Da Mystery of Chessboxin'
3. Clan in Da Front
4. C.R.E.A.M.
5. Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthin' Ta F' Wit
6. Shame on a Nigga
7. Ghost Deini
8. Re-United
9. Duel of the Iron Mic
10. For Heaven's Sake
11. Criminology
12. Incarcerated Scarfaces
13. Brooklyn Zoo
14. (TBD)
15. Bring the Pain
16. It's Yourz
17. Liquid Swords
18. One Blood Under W
19. Ice Cream
20. Triumph
21. Da Rockwilder
22. Cherchez Laghost
23. Careful
24. Hood
25. Run
26. Run
27. Tearz
28. Method Man
29. Dog Shit
30. Shimmy Shimmy Ya
31. Y'All Been Warned
32. 4th Chamber
33. Gravel Pit
34. Thang Thang


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