The visuals for “Europe” follow Toronto rapper Big Page across Europe as he chases his dream. From international flights to late nights in foreign cities, from smoking up hotel rooms to doing shows on stages under bright lights. “Don’t know what time it is ‘cause right now I’m out in Europe.” The track is produced by Daniel Worthy and directed by Sean Getti. Watch out for Big Page’s Things Young Ppl Do (TYPD) mixtape coming soon.
Get the new mix here http://lifeandtimes.com/lifetimes-get-busy-comittee-opening-ceremony
The other week, Big Pooh announced the forthcoming release of Dirty Pretty Things, and now, with the November 1st release date fast approaching for the North Carolina spitter’s long-awaited sophomore solo LP, Big Pooh is excited to release the brand new single, “They Say.”
The song, produced by Kudie Fresh and featuring R&B chanteuse Chokolate on the hook, kicks things off with an innately west coast-vibe; a mix of staccato strings, heavy bass, vocal chops, and synths create a fittingly raw backdrop for Pooh’s aggressive raps as he rebukes naysayers and shakes off hanger-on’s. “Get it done anyway/ Fuck what them people say/ As we look around, notice who ain’t with me here today,” raps Pooh, before exclaiming, “My circle getting small, my legend growing bigger/ And I’m yet to reach my apex, go figure/ All the respect that I’ve accumulated/ You could times that by 10 and it’s understated.”
Download “They Say” here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Big_Pooh-They_Say_Ft_Choklate.mp3
Andre Nickatina has been non-stop bouncing this month, jumping from coast to coast on his Money Shark 2011 Tour, which continues all the way to New Years Eve in Seattle. Despite his busy schedule, he’s taking the time today to release the mp3 for his latest single, “Still Gon Ball,” giving fans a chance to finally get their hands on the song after catching the video premiere last month on VEVO. For “Still Gon Ball,” Andre lets fellow Fillmore compatriot Messy Marv jump on the first part of each verse, while ever-smooth crooner J. Valentine, also of the Bay Area, caresses the hook. The heavily electronic production is an unexpected choice for the emcee, but with lyrics like, “My style is candy painted/ My suit is tailor-maded/ My pinky ring would get a brick if I ever trade it,” it’s not hard to see why the song is quickly becoming a fan favorite for Nickatina fans.
Download “Still Gon Ball” for free here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Andre_Nickatina-Still_Gon_Ball_Ft_Messy_Marv_J_Valentine.mp3
The single for “Still Gon Ball” is also availible on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/still-gon-ball-feat.-messy/id442104059
Producer/emcee duo T.iM.E (Theimagination and E Reece) present the video to “Breakthrough”, the official first single from The T.iM.E Is Now, dropping today on Elevated Mental Recordings/Culture Digital Music. “This project represents growth for myself,” says Reece. “I’m excited to bring a new sound to my listeners, supporters and fans, venturing into a whole new realm of sonics and further strengthening me and T.iM’s musical bond and friendship. Its important as an artist to challenge yourself and your creativity, and The T.iM.E is Now project does just that.”
Cali underground rap legend Murs proudly presents the music video for “316 Ways”, premiering today on MTV to celebrate today’s release of Love & Rockets Volume 1: The Transformation, his new album produced entirely by Ski Beatz, the man behind classic tracks for Jay-Z, Mos Def, Camp Lo and many more. Love & Rockets comes courtesy of BluRoc, the fledgling imprint headed by ex-Roc-A-Fella co-owner Damon Dash, who also counts rappers Tabi Bonney and Da$h, singer McKenzie Eddy and musician Sean O’Connell on his roster. The BluRoc crew is currently on the road for the MTV/Sirius/Adidas-sponsored Hip Hop & Love Tour, on track to hit 50+ cities between September 27 and November 26. Love & Rockets’ cover art was designed by Dave Barnett, the talent behind covers for Curren$y’s Pilot Talk series. The album features O.C., Dee1, Tabi Bonney, Ab-Soul and Locksmith, and is available on iTunes, Best Buy and mom ‘n pops worldwide.
Toy Art Gallery is proud to present “Pop Fiction” by Francesco Molfetta. Francesco’s sculpture is meticulous and calculating, blending together familiar pop cultural icons and important political and historical figures to create an amalgam of childishness and controversy. Free of spite or bile and filled with appropriations of beloved things from youth, Francesco intertwines hope and happiness with critique and irony.
Francesco’s love of art history and sculpture is brought to the forefront with his “Michel-Angelo”, a re-envisioning of Michelangelo’s David presented as a life-size fiberglass sculpture and limited edition porcelain art multiple.
Says Francesco: “The intent is to bring an ancient Art icon out of the classical museum and meet it with a contemporary aesthetic. The world’s most famous sculpture (probably) the David by Michelangelo is re-interpreted in a more up-to-date way, camouflaged in a very futuristic Michelin man suit (white like him too!), and there he stands upright in his powerful proud pose. This visual short circuit gives birth to “Michel-angelo”, a great homage of a sculptor to the great master.”
“Pop Fiction” starts Friday, Oct. 14th, 2011 and runs through Nov. 4th. There will be an opening reception from 7-11 PM on Oct. 14th at Toy Art Gallery’s new showroom located at 7571 Melrose Ave. Hollywood CA 90046.