While his name might register on more than a few “newcomer” lists, Raphael Saadiq’s impressive resume stretches over two decades and time logged with classic groups Tony! Toni! Toné! and Lucy Pearl, before his solo bow in 2002 with Instant Vantage, a confident collection that landed a record-setting five Grammy nods. After a six year hiatus, The Way I See It emerged in 2008 to a chorus of praise in the pages of Rolling Stone and landing at the number one slot on the iTunes Best Of list. Overflowing with dusty, vintage jams for new school ears, The Way updates classic soul with Saadiq’s decidedly modern sensibilities. Unsurprisingly, Saadiq’s drive to re-prove himself reverberates from every moment of the album, a star-studded affair that boasts the talents of Joss Stone, Stevie Wonder and the incomparable king of New York, Jay Z. With a brand new video for The Way standout “Staying In Love,” and a song slated to appear in forthcoming indie film Precious, Saadiq kicked off a tour of the West Coast earlier this week.
MP3: Staying in Love
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!
Company 81 is a family operated business and came up with its name for the year it started it’s first family business in 1981. Company 81 design’s their clothes off of the classic American clothing that you do not see often, the boy next door look, that athletic male, the vintage man or the college boy, best part about the line is that it not only targets all of these demographics, but young men and kids as well, best of all worlds.
Company 81′s collection provides the best in fabrics, styles, washes and gives the brand it’s vintage fee. Their styles consist of everything from loungewear, plaid shirts, fitted jeans, graphic tees, hoodies, button downs and much more! Best part about their product is that they are affordable to everyone. Co. 81 takes a unique and new approach by understanding it’s clientele, they provide everything that you would want in a clothing brand, great fit, great look and good style. Some of the talents wearing this amazing new line consist of American Idol participants from the previous season, the face of Company 81, 90210′s Adam Gregory, Pop Artist Ciara, Recording Artist Steph Jones, Fame’s Walter Perez, X-Games Pro- Ryan Sheckler, Weed’s Hunter Parrish, Sex in the City’s Blair Underwood, The Hills’ Brody Jenner, E! News Jason Kennedy, to just name a few.
Please check out more of Company 81 on www.company81.com a great part about this website is you can develop your own t-shirt with Co. 81, which can be chosen and put in a future line in the Fall, Spring, Winter or Summer Lines.
Page will perform and be a celebrity guest judge at hip hop competition in Bahrain
MARINA CLUB, BAHRAIN DECEMBER 03/ 2009 - Page will be performing classics like “ballin is my hobby” and new material from his upcoming mixtape “Things Young People Do” (TYPD) and his smash hit single “I’m Still Fly”. Page will also be judging the kingdom’s largest hip hop competition to select from thousands of aspiring rap artists.
The organizers of the event were excited to invite Page to this event due to the rising success of his career. They also heard about his current collaborations with a few notable artists such as Trina, Brisco, Bobby Valentino, MIMS and Drake and felt he would be a great contribution to the panel. He will also be judging amongst one of Bahrain’s new artists ‘Hotline’ and a few more rising stars.
Page is looking forward to this opportunity because he will be performing for his fans but he is even more excited about directing a few rising stars during the judging and bringing one lucky winner closer to their dreams.
The competition is open to both men and women over 18 years of age who have the skills to compete amongst each other. Amongst the ten finalists one will be chosen to win a few prizes including a deal with Smoke and Mirrors records.
***Think Spielberg’s “Duel” + Russ Meyer’s “Faster Pussycat Kill Kill!” + Marc Dorcel’s wildest fantasies all warped into an 8-bit Sega era style graphic***
Eating, using cell phones, texting, reading, even Web surfing common while driving
Nine out of ten drivers say they have engaged in distracting and potentially dangerous activities while driving, according to a new national (USA) survey by FindLaw.com (http://www.findlaw.com), the most popular legal information Web site.
While many states and municipalities are passing or considering laws to restrict activities, such as sending text messages or using cell phones while driving, the survey found that nearly all drivers (91 percent) admit to trying to multitask while behind the wheel, with potentially dangerous consequences.
According to the FindLaw survey, the most common events people say they have engaged in while driving are:
· Drinking coffee or other beverages – 81%
· Eating – 76%
· Talking on a cell phone – 66%
· Sending or receiving text messages – 29%
· Applying makeup – 11% (21% of women drivers)
· Sending or receiving email – 8%
· Reading a book or newspaper – 7%
· Surfing the Internet – 5%
There’s a briliant collaboration currently going on between American Apparel, Viva Radio and Anthology Recordings that involves the amazing Betty Davis finally gracing the front of a t-shirt. Right now, yes right now, you can walk in to just about any American Apparel in America and purchase the above limited edition Betty Davis t-shirt featuring the amazing Baron Wolman’s (Rolling Stone’s chief photographer, and creator of THESE, and may other timeless rock photos) timeless imagery of the silver-booted sci-fi queen herself, Betty Davis. Buy the shirt and you also get a digital copy of a compilation that features tracks by Ms. Davis herself, Karen Dalton, Telegraph Avenue, Shoes, and a whole lot more.
For your first sampling of Corinne Bailey Rae’s new album The Sea (now coming out in North America on January 26, 2010) – please check out the video for her spine-tingling performance of new song “I’d Do It All Again” on Later with Jools in the UK this week. I highly recommend taking the time to watch this!