20 Years – Le Da Soul
Mick Boogie Presents
1. Intro: Senor Kaos, Von Pea and Homeboy Sandman (produced by Dave West)
2. Me Myself and I: Kardinal Offishall (produced by Diabolic)
3. Pease Porridge: Phife Dawg (produced by Dj Rasta Root)
4. Breakdawn: Tanya Morgan (produced by 6th Sense)
5. Oooh: Fly Union (produced by Fly Union)
6. Baby Phat: Skillz & Colin Monroe (produced by nVMe)
7. Stakes Is High part 1: U-N-I (produced by 6th Sense)
8. Say No Go: Chaundon, Esso + The Kickdrums (produced by The Kickdrums)
9. Rock Co Kane Flow: Shawn Christopher & Pheo (produced by Garbs)
10. Ego Trippin: Asheru (produced by The Els)
11 Ooodles of O’s: Camp Lo (produced by Apple Juice Kid)
12. Sunshine: Christian Rich + Curtains (produced by Christian Rich)
13. Plug Tunin’: Tabi Bonney + Stalley (produced by Judah)
14. Hey Love: Chip Tha Ripper (produced by Remot)
15. The Bizness: Big Pooh, Butta Verses, and 6th Sense (produced by 6th Sense)
16. I Am I Be: 6th Sense (produced by Hasan Insane)
17. Eye Know: Daytona & Mike Maven (produced by 6th Sense)
18. Saturdays: Niko Villamor, Brittany Street & Kidd Neer (produced by SMKA)
19. Watch Out: J.Sands (produced by J. Rawls)
20. Stakes Is High part 2: Talib Kweli (produced by eJones)
THE BIG THREE-0 with DJ JAZZY JEFF & DJ STARTING FROM SCRATCH LIVE ON 4 TURNTABLES AT SOLARIUM – TORONTO
TORONTO, ON (November 23, 2008) – Brown Eyes Entertainment is thrilled to present The BIG THREE-O in celebration of Mista Jiggz’ 30th birthday. This event will feature two of the best DJs in the world, the acclaimed DJ Jazzy Jeff and Canada’s own DJ Starting From Scratch performing together on four turntables. Separately, these two DJs can bring a crowd to their feet; in collaboration, nothing short of fever pitch excitement will arise from the dazzling wizardry of these two masters at work. Birthday boy Mista Jiggz will also step up to the decks, joined by the official Toronto Raptors’ DJ crew 4Korners, plus Brassmunk’s acclaimed producer/dj Agile alongside Brown Eyes Entertainment’s DJ Dano and Montreal’s DJ Soul. The event will also feature special guest host Skillz.
DJ JAZZY JEFF
DJ Jazzy Jeff has released 5 albums in 7 years, sold 14 million records, won 2 Grammy Awards and 3 American Music Awards. Well-known worldwide for his collaborations with Will Smith (as the Fresh Prince,) they took the world by storm with their song “Girls Ain’t Nothing but Trouble,” second album “He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper” and its hit single “Parents Just Don’t Understand,” which was one of the first hip-hop songs to chart on the Billboard Music Singles. Around the same time, Jeff entered and won the DMCs, the foremost global DJ’ing championship. Not content with only musical notoriety, Jeff joined Will Smith on the hit television show “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” for its entire 6-year run, as his best friend “Jazz.” He released “The Magnificent,” his first solo album, in 2002; featuring his trademark scratches and a variety of emcees and artists who were working out of his production facility A Touch of Jazz. Recently, Jeff released the critically acclaimed mixtape entitled “He’s the King…I’m the DJ” in honour of the late entertainer Michael Jackson. He is also one of the featured dj’s in the new video game “DJ Hero.”
DJ STARTING FROM SCRATCH
DJ Starting From Scratch, cited recently as one of the “100 Most Influential People In The Music Industry” by Vibe Magazine, has been exciting club crowds for over 15 years both across Canada and overseas from Europe to Australia, to Africa, the Caribbean to Latin America. He’s worked in the studio with music icons in many genres like John Legend, Faith Evans, Beenie Man, Doug E. Fresh and the Fugees. NOW Magazine named him the best Toronto hip-hop DJ (2008) and as such, he can be heard daily on Toronto’s Flow 93.5FM during the afternoon and evening drives (Traffic Flow Mix Show and the Critical Mix) as well as throughout the country at club and concert engagements weekly. Scratch is also the official tour dj for comedian Russell Peters, r&b star Usher as well as SONY recording artist KeshIa Chante.
This event is co-sponsored by Rémy Martin, Universal Music Canada, Marben Restaurant, Nando’s Canada, LRG, System Music Warehouse, Fusicology, and Player 1 Magazine.
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Run-DMC’s Debut
Synopsis: October 30, 2002 – Legendary hip-hop DJ Jason Mizell, aka Jam Master Jay, is gunned down in his Queens studio. Security tapes of the incident mysteriously disappear, the five witnesses are uncooperative and no one is talking…until now. 2 TURNTABLES AND A MICROPHONE documents the investigation of the unsolved murder of Jam Master Jay, RUN DMC’s groundbreaking DJ and producer, deftly revealing the history of hip-hop and mainstream rap along the way. Exclusive, candid interviews with Jay-Z, Russell Simmons, RUN-DMC and more offer insight into Jam Master Jay’s life – including information that could finally help police solve the murder that shook the music world to its core.
New collaborative LP from A.G. & O.C., OASIS, featuring production from fellow D.I.T.C. members Show & Lord Finesse, set to drop Nov. 24th on Nature Sounds / D.I.T.C. Records
Legendary New York MCs, O.C. & A.G. return from a brief hiatus to quench the thirst of hip-hop fans worldwide. The album, refreshingly titled, OASIS, is executive produced by Show (of Showbiz & AG fame) and features stellar production by Show, Lord Finesse, E. Blaze, and Statik Selektah. O & A, longtime friends and crewmates, first collaborated together on the classic track “Weed & Drinks” and ever since then talked about doing a whole album together.
“Its was organic cause the chemistry was also so crazy, explains OC. “The whole process was really pure and from the heart and hip-hop fans are gonna love it!,” says AG about their new album.
Born in the Brooklyn and raised in Queens, O.C grew up across the street from another lyrical legend, Pharoahe Monch of Organized Konfusion. That neighbor spawned O.C’s recording debut was in 1991 on Organized Konfusion’s classic “Fudge Pudge. O.C. was tour when he first ran into D.I.T.C. members Lord Finesse & Buckwild. After the tour, Buckwild and O.C worked on a demo that would eventually become the Wild Pitch Records classic, Word…Life which contained the classic lyrical assault Time’s Up, later featured on Eminem’s biopic, 8 Mile.
Andre the Giant, better known as A.G., began his rise to acclaim the day Lord Finesse showed up at his school to challenge any lyricist that dared to battle. AG stood up to Finesse, line for line and Finesse couldn’t help but take notice of the hungry rapper. While in the studio contributing to Lord Finesse’s upcoming LP Funky Technician, AG met Showbiz for the first time. The bond was instant and the newly formed duo began their career by selling self-financed Soul Clap EP out of the trunk of Show’s Acura Legend coupe. Their first LP, “Runaway Slave”, put the spotlight back on the Bronx and heavily influenced the whole modern East Coast style of rap. Their sound was a combination of mobster influence, thoughtful lyricism, and amazing production that became synonymous with the D.I.T.C crew.
With a combined 10+ albums under their belt, its amazing how the guys stay relevant after all these years. A.G. explains, “For me, it’s the passion, when you’re passionate about something, you stay inspired, through the good and the bad”. When speaking about the significance of the album title OASIS, O.C adds “ˆIt’s 2009 and both AG and myself have something new and fresh to offer. Fans have been searching for something like this for a long time and finally here it is”
The world of underground hip-hop can be a saturated one. It takes an immediate yet proven voice to stand out and rise above mediocracy. And who better to make that move than Chokeules, emcee from the legendary Canadian hip-hop team of Toolshed. Masters of the underground scene in their own right, Toolshed provided the foundation for Chokeules to make the leap into mainstream hip-hop domination with the release of Hypergraphia, his newest record.
Loaded with intricate rhyme schemes, dense wordplay and touching on everything from self-introspection and the state of modern hip-hop, Hypergraphia is a bold, confident step for Chokeules. Having shared the stage in both Canada and the United States with established acts such as El Da Sensai (Artifacts), Aceyalone, Devin The Dude, Lootpack and Swollen Members, Chokeules has paid his dues in the underground and on Hypergraphia, sounds poised and hungry for a bigger piece of Canadian hip-hop.
It is Chokeules’ aggressive and relentless stage presence that sets him apart, evident on “Stand Out,” one of the first tracks available on the album. Thick beats move back and forth between groovy and heavy territory, yet they propel Chokeules’ lyrics to a whole new stratsophere. Already lauded with Toolshed in Exclaim! Magazine as “…one more reason to be proud of Canadian hip-hop,” one thing is for sure: this is only the beginning of the rise of Chokeules.
See it live for yourself here:
Dec 4th – Toronto, ON – Rancho Relaxo (CD Release Show)
Dec 19th – London, ON – Call The Office
GMANandRIZK.COM, SVS STYLE PRESENT…
ALL STAR DJ SERIES W/
J-SWING, FLIPOUT, GOLDADE, GMAN, TRIZZAK, J-TRAXX
Big Up Saturday, Dec.5 at Gossip Nightclub (750 Pacific Blvd, Plaza Of Nations) </B>
Excited to have back our homies from Toronto DJ Wristoect (http://wristpect.com/) and MC Sir Lancelot with a special performance by the always amazing SVS Style. Toronto, Canada’s “Wristpect” has quickly become one of the most sought after, and highly regarded, entertainers in the country. The DJ-without-borders can harness a plethora of genres and sounds to produce a superlative entertainment experience. The facts don’t lie – Wristpect’s success is unprecedented. He is not only the youngest, but only, entertainer ever nominated simultaneously for five Stylus Awards, and in 2009, he became Canada’s Club DJ of the Year. He also won the 2006 and 2007 Showdown DJ Battles, as well as the 2008 Stylus Showdown. Wristpect recently became an official member of Clinton Sparks’ “Smash Squad” DJ Crew.
Following the release of their first single as a group, “Roc Raida Tribute,” Fat Beats super groupTrinity has released a new video with exclusive footage of the late great DJ Roc Raida along with studio clips of the trifecta in the studio recording their infectious tribute to one of hip-hop’s most highly regarded DJ’s.
The buzz has been swelling since the announcement of the group consisting of emcees AG, Sadat X, and Fat Beats owner DJ Jab on the boards. Their recent debut single has been hitting numerous blogs and websites all across the Internet so it’s only fitting for the group to release a video to accompany the song. The video is sure to stir feelings of nostalgia as it starts off with clips from the ’95 Technics World DJ Championship where Raida proudly proclaims, “We bringin’ it back to the USA!”
What follows is in-studio footage of the group recording their tribute alongside clips of Roc Raida at work on the ones and twos. Raida makes it look too easy as he showcases his undeniable talent. Raida effortlessly scratches between two records, even backwards, not even breaking a sweat in the process. He even goes as far as manipulating the fader with his nose to much fanfare in the video. The video no doubt proves that hip-hop lost a great talent in Roc Raida, but with groups like Trinity showing love and support, his memory will not be forgotten.
SOLDIER OF LOVE MARKS SADE’S FIRST NEW STUDIO ALBUM
SINCE THE MULTI-PLATINUM LOVERS ROCK
The wait is now over. Epic Records is pleased to announce the release of SOLDIER OF LOVE, the highly anticipated new body of work from SADE. SOLDIER OF LOVE – which will be released WORLDWIDE on February 8, 2010 – is Sade’s first official studio album since the multi-platinum release of Lovers Rock in 2000.
Known for their one of a kind timeless sound, Sade has enjoyed phenomenal success both internationally and stateside throughout the span of their twenty-five year career. Since the release of their debut album, Diamond Life in 1984 the band have seen all five of their studio albums land in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart selling a total of more than 50 million albums worldwide to date. They’ve been nominated for American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and have won three Grammy Awards – first in 1986 for Best New Artist, then in 1994 for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group for “No Ordinary Love,” and again in 2002 for Best Pop Vocal Album withLovers Rock.
SOLIDER OF LOVE was recorded in England and produced by the band and their longtime collaborator Mike Pela.
Massive Attack have announced details of their fifth studio album ‘Heligoland,’ due for release in February 2010. It features guest vocals from Damon Albarn, Hope Sandoval, Martina Topley-Bird, Guy Garvey and Tunde Adebimpe. Long time cohort Horace Andy makes a return alongside Massive Attack founding members Robert Del Naja and Grant Marshall. Damon also plays bass on ‘Flat Of The Blade’ and keyboards on ‘Splitting The Atom’ while Portishead’s Adrian Utley plays guitar on ‘Saturday Come Slow.’ The band also collaborated with DFA’s Tim Goldsworthy on selected tracks. The cover artwork features an original image by Robert Del Naja.
The track listing is as follows:
Pray For Rain – featuring Tunde Adebimpe
Babel – featuring Martina Topley-Bird
Splitting The Atom – featuring Robert del Naja/Grant Marshall/Horace Andy
Girl I Love You – featuring Horace Andy
Psyche – featuring Martina Topley-Bird
Flat Of The Blade – featuring Guy Garvey
Paradise Circus – featuring Hope Sandoval
Rush Minute – featuring Robert del Naja
Saturday Come Slow – featuring Damon Albarn
Atlas Air – featuring Robert del Naja
Over the last three years Robert Del Naja has written and produced soundtracks for a number of films and documentaries, including ‘Trouble In The Water,’ ’44 Inch Chest,’ ‘In Prison My Whole Life’ and ‘Gomorra,’ the latter for which he won the David Di Donatello Award for Best Song.
This year Massive Attack won the Outstanding Contribution to British Music Award at the Ivor Novello Awards. The band have also announced a few more UK dates and a percentage of the ticket money will be donated to the HOPING Foundation.
Introducing “Delicious Vinyl DJ” – The First IPhone Game from legendary Hip-Hop label Delicious Vinyl!
Ever wanted to step into the DJ booth and get the party started right? Then “Bust-a-Move,” do the “Wild Thing” and pour some “Funky Cold Medina,” as Delicious Vinyl DJ puts you in control of the dance floor. Delicious Vinyl and Ten23 Software are proud to announceDelicious Vinyl DJ a new music rhythm game exclusively available now for the iPhone and iTouch downloadable from the iTunes App Store.
Delicious Vinyl DJ puts anyone with an iPhone inside the DJ booth and behind the decks cutting and scratching in real time across the greatest golden era hip-hop tracks ever! Don’t just play along with the song, bust a move out of the living room and work that cut! Get the party started anywhere! Match multi-colored notes as they scroll from top to bottom of the screen and trigger scratches on two turntables with a thumb twist or tap a button on the mixer in time with the music to score points. Craft the perfect beat and set a new high score. Just like a real DJ, increased accuracy determines how fresh and tight the mix will sound and gets you more points. Delicious Vinyl DJ delivers the party to wherever you are – no peripherals or add-ons necessary!
Custom Scratches on Delicious Vinyl DJ were created by renowned turntablist and legendary Los Angeles DJ M. Walk. At 16 he became a Mixmaster on KDAY, L.A.’s first strictly hip hop radio station. He laid down scratches on Tone Loc’s single “Wild Thing” and became a go-to musician at the original Delicious Vinyl recording studio. M. Walk then traveled the world as tour DJ for Tone Loc, MC Hammer, and The Pharcyde. Combining the golden era hip hop experience with cutting edge turntable techniques, M. Walk has now created a new palette of scratches especially for Delicious Vinyl DJ.
Delicious Vinyl DJ Song List
Young MC, “Bust A Move”
Tone Loc, “Funky Cold Medina”
Tone Loc, “Wild Thing (Peaches RMX)”
The Pharcyde, “Passin’ Me By”
Masta Ace, “Born To Roll”
Mr. Vegas (feat. Pitbull & Lil’Jon), “Pull Up (Club Mix)”
Fatlip, “What’s Up Fatlip? (Breakbot RMX)”
Masta Ace, “Slaughtahouse (Eminem RMX)”
Frank Nitt (feat. DJ Quik & J. Black), “L.O.V.E.”
Bobby Evans, “Freak-A-Zoid Robotz”
* Scratch and trigger samples in real time using two touch turntables and a mixer
* First iPhone DJ game with actual scratching
* Be a DJ – don’t just drop the track, add to it and make it yours! For more than just tapping!
* Listen for the groove, if you don’t spin or sample correctly, the scratches and samples won’t sound fresh!
* DVDJ features 10 songs from Delicious Vinyl – three Platinum selling #1 singles, block rocking remixes, and classic Hip Hop hits!
* Each track features 3 levels of difficulty per song
* Custom scratches by DJ M-Walk
* New songs and downloadable content coming soon!
WORD ENTERTAINMENT’S MERCHANDISE DIVISION PROUD TO ANNOUNCE SENIOR DESIGNER DANNY HAAS AS FINALIST IN ONE.ORG DESIGN CONTEST
Word Entertainment is proud to announce Senior Designer Danny Haas as one of three finalists in the ONE.org t-shirt design contest. Haas’ design was selected from over 500 entries in a contest that allowed the nearly 60,000 ONE Campaign members to vote on a t-shirt design for the organization. The ONE Campaign focuses on bringing attention and relief to individuals living in extreme poverty and with preventable diseases, particularly in Africa.
The Word Entertainment Merchandise Department is a full-service entity that designs, develops and creates custom products for artists’ touring, online, and retail needs. Founded in 2007, this division services all Word Label Group artists in addition to many other artists across the industry.
Here is Shaun Boothe’s new single for his Hip-Hop in 3D project along with the trailer for the new video.
Here are the links:
Poor Boy mp3: http://usershare.net/d5v1zwx7rfky
Video Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKG_yphF41Q
POP MUSIC WITH A MESSAGE
Prita Chhabra Releases Free Single for World Aids Day
Montreal/Toronto – Canadian Singer/Songwriter Prita Chhabra has spent the past year creating awareness for Malawi (Africa) across North America, and on ‘World Aids Day’ this December 1st, she’s taking her campaigning a step further.
“May God Be With You”, Prita’s interpretation of a traditional Malawi song, will be released as a free single around the world, to help continue her efforts of creating awareness amongst youth on the HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa.
Prita will also be featuring an online premiere of her short film of the same title on her social networking sites on December 1st, featuring footage and photography she shot while visiting Africa last year that included her performances at villages, churches, and for Members of Parliament in Malawi.
Last month, Prita’s short film had its world premiere at North America’s longest running South Asian film festival (FILMI) the same week of her debut EP release, making her one of the first Canadian musicians, not to mention the first South Asian musician, to have a simultaneous film and CD release in the same week.
Prita was recently the music headliner at an Oxfam Canada benefit featuring Bollywood star Rahul Bose, and also opened the Speech & Stuttering Institute’s “Speaking of Shakespeare” fundraiser. Upcoming performances include a fundraiser for the Manzal Humanitarian Foundation on December 6th, as well as Nouveau Idea 7 year anniversary gala on December 12th.
Prita is also back in-studio recording her sophomore EP produced by Montreal fusion group JoSH. One of Canada’s most successful music exports, JoSH often perform for tens of thousands across India and Pakistan, and are frequent collaborators with Nelly Furtado.
For more about Prita Chhabra visit her official PritaMusic.com web site.
The internationally revered techno superstars Underworld pay tribute to their art-school roots on their new compilation album, “Athens”.
The first in a series, this rich musical mix is packed with rare grooves and cult gems from the outer limits of dance music, jazz-rock, fusion and progressive pop.
Click here to download the track “Space Odyssey” by Detroit Experiment which is featured on this album.
And look out for Underworld vs The Misterons. The artwork is a gallery style print of an original painting by Karl Hyde, mounted on aluminium and signed by the artist himself!