new Lightheaded 12"
Make sure to pick up the Lightheaded 12" featuring 9th Wonder and Vursatyle (of Livesavas) called "Never Square
b/w Illuminate pt. 1
& Blink of an Eye
" (click the song titles to listen to the songs). Make sure you check the excellent Lightheaded website here
, as well as the basementalism.com
website for more really good music.
Whut? Redman's album...uhm...delayed?
Well, it certainly has disappeared from the Universal upcoming releases lists. But in Europe you can get the "Ill At Will Mixtape Vol. 1" professionally manufactured. It features a bunch of songs, including the Eminem produced "I C Dead People", where Redman rhymes with Biggie, Big Pun, Big L and 2Pac. Now, quite a macaber but still funny idea. If it would only have been done better.
DMC/Technics 2004 World DJ Championship
Well, once again DJs competed in London to win the DMC/Technics 2004 World DJ Championship. This year's title went to the United States' I.Emerge, who is now the sixth American to win the DMC world champion title. Rafik from Germany (who made some noise at the ITF championship) got second place, while Canada's defending world champ DJ Dopey took third place.
Info on Snoop's new album "R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta) The Masterpiece"
First, the album drops November 15th. Second, here are some confirmed producers: The Neptunes (on about six to seven songs), Lil Jon, Jellyroll and Supafly. Pharrell, Lil' Jon and Trina are confirmed guests. The first single will be "Drop It Like It's Hot" and features Pharrell.
Jake One mingles with De La Soul, E-40 and Beat Society
Jake One has now done stuff for G-Unit, Rasco, Rah Digga, Encore, Planet Asia, Vast Aire, Kardinal Offishall and everybody else pretty much. So now he's getting ready for the work he's done with De La Soul, that will be appearing on their upcoming album "The Grind Date". The song is called "Rock Kokaine Flow", features MF Doom, and was actually leaked on the internet. So you know that the song is good (and how Posdonous is taking everybody out on that song - what's no surprise really, cause Pos is one of those severly underappreciated emcees). But Jake did also do a second song, called "Days Of Our Lives" and featuring Common.
Jake also worked with E-40 for the "Best Of Yesterday And Tomorrow" album, which dropped last month. There you can find the song "Bust Yo Sh*t" featuring B-Legit and Rankin Scroo. And if that's not good enough, you'll find Jake on songs by Lil Moe, WWE star John Cena, and Hiero emcee Casual.
What all leads up to Jake One participating in the popular Beat Society showcase at the Knitting Factory on September 18th. Also appearing will be Seattle legend Vitamin D, as well as S-1, Fel Sweetenberg, El Da Sensei, Truth Enola, DJ 3D, and more. You can always expect surprises at Beat Society events, so don't miss out! For more information on the September 18th Beat Society event, go to www.beatsociety.com
The Procussions are on tour.
And they are touring Australia and the USA. So if you live over there, you might wanna go and see a Procussions show at:
- Thursday Sept 16, Melbourne, Australia @ Prince of Wales
- Friday Sept 17, Canberra, Australia @ Holy Grail
- Saturday Sept 18, Sydney, Australia @ The Metro
- Friday Sept 24, Adeliade, Australia @ Traffic
- Saturday Sept 25, Perth, Australia @ Monkey Bar / Amplifier Complex
- Friday Oct 8th, Los Angeles, CA @ Little Temple10:00pm / 21+
- Wednesday Oct 27, San Diego, CA @ Belly Up w/ STS9
- Thursday Oct 28, Los Angeles, CA @ The Avalon w/ STS9
- Friday Oct 29, San Franscico, CA @ The Fillmore w/ STS9
- Saturday Oct 30, Richmond, VA @ Nanci Raygun
- Monday Nov 1st, Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
- Tuesday Nov 2nd, Washington DC @ DC9
Count Bass D is touring Japan
So make sure you visit him at one of these dates
9/17 (FRI) KAGOSHIMA
9/18 (SAT) TOKYO
9/19 (SUN) OSAKA
9/21 (TUE) AKITA
9/22 (WED) SENDAI
9/23 (THU) MORIOKA
9/24 (FRI) MITO
9/25 (SAT) TOKYO (JAZZ CATZ)
For more info, visit: www.jazzysport.com/djs/count/index.html
And speaking of Count Bass D: word on the street is that there's a mixcd in the works called "Some Music Part 1 (The Producer's Cut)" and it will feature a bundle of unreleased material.
Press Release: Neblina Bangs Out with "Definition. The Hip-Hop Compilation"
The world's first Internet Hip-Hop record label, Neblinarecords.com
, LLC. has returned to bless the world with 20 hand-picked gems by 16 different artists in the form of "Definition. The Hip-Hop Compilation". The compilation's leading 12" single, "Da Instigator," by K-Hill, has already made some noise this summer by climbing to #2 on the college radio scene (and it's reviewed here
). Other artists included on this mix-mash of the underground include Chapter 13, L.E.G.A.C.Y., E.A.F. (of the Justus League), Forge & Amen, Eternia (check out her solid appearance on Freestyle's "Etched in Stone"), and Spectac. Production will be handled by Little Brother's own 9th Wonder, Khrysis (Masta Ace, Jean Grae), Nick tha 1nda, DJ Resident, and DJ Forge... "
Neblina plans to bring "Definition." in with a bang at their album release party October 16th, featuring K-Hill, EAF, L.E.G.A.C.Y., Splash, Mercury Waters, and more. Other scheduled events include radio listening parties on WKNC 88.1 FM (NC), other NC college radio stations, WHCR 90.3 FM's (NYC) Sugatreats show with DJ Ohsokool, and a MC battle/show in early November hosted by Eddie Owens of Power 98 FM (Charlotte, NC).
Available October 19th, 2004 at neblinarecords.com
as well as hiphopsite.com
. For more information visit neblinarecords.com
Diesel Truckers (Kool Keith & Kutmasta Kurt) are on tour through Europe
So check 'em out at these dates:
13.10 aarau (CH) - K.i.f.f
14.10 Hamburg - Waagenbau
16.10 Köln - Herbrands
17.10 Bremen - Modernes
20.10 Den hague (NL) - Culturel Stichting
21.10 Deventer (NL ) - Bourgewouse
22.10 Zürich (CH)- Rote Fabrik
23.10 Leipzig - Bounce
24.10 Heidelberg - Karlstorbahnhof
29.10 Wuppertal - Butan
30.10 Huesca (SP) - Perifereas Festival
Culturama Video Festival 3 Year Anniversary
-- FRIDAY, Sept. 17th:
The Culturama Rap Music Video Festival 3rd Anniversary Screening!
MIDNITE SCREENING: Laemmle Theatre (www.laemmle.com
7907 Beverly Blvd. (on the corner of Fairfax/Beverly Blvd.; down the street from Fat Beats on Melrose, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California)
Admission: $5.00 - All Ages
We will be showing music videos and more from the likes of Madvillain, Prince Paul, Aceyalone, Ab Rude, 2Mex, PUTS, J.Rawls, Sole, Circus, Themselves (Anticon), Mr. Lif, El-P, Mars Ill, King Solomon, Prophetix, Nelia, Ellay Khule, Pep Love, Diverse feat. Lyrics Born & RJD2, Zimbabwe Legit and more!
-- Special Pre-Show Meet, Greet, Drink: The Dime (bar); 442 North Fairfax Ave. (b/w Melrose & Beverly Blvd.); 9pm-Midnite; Friday, Sept. 17th. Start spreading the news if you're in the greater L.A. area, should be a really good show, with lots of Rap guests, surprises and exclusive merchandise for that show only!
-- SATURDAY, Sept. 18th:
The Culturama Rap Music Video Festival@ The Toofy Film Fest `04
West End Tavern (at rooftop bar) ; 926 Pearl St.Boulder, Colorado
7:00pm - 8:00pm Free Beer
8:30pm Culturama Rap Music Video Festival
10:00pm-11:00pm Free Beer
10:30pm Soundz of Spirit (film)
12:00am DJ Vajra (USA DMC finalist 2001 & 2002)
Clean Colorado night air, free beer and Culturama music videos! What more could you ever ask for? Really. Should be an interesting and entertaining event for all.
More info: www.toofy.com/home.html