True-to-life rhyme spitter, Sha Stimuli, officially announces the preparation and release of The Calling in partnership with Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes in January 2012.
The Calling, a full-length street LP continues to stretch the boundaries of Sha Stimuli’s ability to venture into the reality that most people live every day, (the road to success while facing uncertainty as to what the future holds), to which he can relate.
“There comes a time in our lives when we find ourselves searching for the reason we’re here on Earth. Most of us have jobs, family, material possessions and everyday dealings that consume us. But in between the constant daily grind are breaths that make up our existence and it never hurts to question your place in the world,” says Sha.
The Calling will feature all original songs ranging from “Angels & Demons” to the DJ Qvali-crafted internet smash, “The Realist,” and will be released January 12, 2012 via Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes. The album will also feature production by Minnesota team Trakhouse Productions (Emazin and Nicademus), J. Cardim, Big Fraze, DJ Pain 1, GZ Beats, Black Metaphor, and Louis G.
Sedgwick & Cedar Teams Up With MusicSkins For Collectable Line Musically Inspired Skins for Phones, Computers, E-Readers and More Available Online
Sedgwick & Cedar (www.sc73.com), a brand that celebrates innovation, creativity and pioneers across multiple genres of music, has just announced a new collectable line of skins with online retailer MusicSkins. The Sedgwick & Cedar-inspired skins, available for multiple, personal technology devices, feature musically themed vintage photography and old school aesthetics.
To commemorate the collaboration and the creative spirit of all innovators, Sedgwick & Cedar created a two-part video series titled “I Come from Hip Hop”.
Act I features Grand Wizzard Theodore, the inventor of the scratch, as he takes viewers on a tour of the Bronx neighborhood where Hip Hop began and visits his “Scratch Academy” to reminisce about how it all began. Act II represents the newest generation of Hip Hop fans discovering this music and its historical humble beginnings. Through modern online technology media such as Youtube and iTunes, Afro Thunda (Cameron Miles Lavi-Jones) discovers the positive roots and historical influences of Hip Hop culture in today’s lifestyle.
Sedgwick & Cedar and MusicSkins plan to add skins for skateboards, helmets, DJ gear and more in 2012.
He made a name for himself as the wheelchair bound Jimmy Brooks on “Degrassi: the Next Generation” but when Aubrey Graham went by his middle name, Drake, he rocketed to stardom. Now Bluewater Comics shares the story of how Drake went from Canadian teen-melodrama to the hip hop star that worked with Lil Wayne’s stable of musicians with the comic “Fame: Drake.”
“The New York Times” best selling writer Marc Shapiro, who is no stranger to the bio-comic, is giving his take on what makes Drake – Drake. “What makes Drake such a distinctive creative personality is that he’s not just one thing. His music encompasses hip-hop, rap, old style rhythm and blues, soul and pop. And he’s somebody whose music is commercial enough that you can actually hear his music on the radio if you search long enough,” said Shapiro, who also authored “Fame: Selena Gomez” and “Infamous: Lindsay Lohan.”
Shapiro said that while researching Drake’s life he found him to be “refreshingly real and down to earth.”
“When was the last time you heard of a celebrity blowing off a lucrative tour to be at his mother’s side during her stay in the hospital? Drake did just that. You could die of old age waiting to find somebody who has as much soul, creatively and as a human being, as Drake,” said Shapiro.
“Fame: Drake” is due out in January 2012 and features the art of Mike Johnson. and the cover by Joe Phillips and will retail for $3.99.
The “Fame” line has been Bluewater Comics’ signature series that features artists and entertainers that have caught the attention of pop culture.
Darren G. Davis, president of Bluewater Comics, said the purpose of the “Fame” series strives to both catch the attention of fans of entertainment and make reading exciting for younger fans.
“I have said countless times that growing up reading had been difficult for me, but thanks to comic books, I was able to learn. Now we can also show younger fans the fun they can have by reading,” said Davis. “It makes sense for us to choose a subject matter like Drake that would entice younger readers to read.”
To pre-order “Fame: Drake” on Amazon click here http://amzn.to/tSWdvZ.
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Staying busy behind the lens through his Mr. Visual video company, as well as working on his debut project, “Make Me Famous”, Mago has remained low key since he dropped the video to his “Otis” freestyle a few months back. He’s back with a new video, linking up with Vagabonds member E.R. to create the “Best of Both Worlds”.
Featuring no hook, and a beat produced by Mago, “Best of Both Worlds” is a lyrical attack from the two MC’s, with E.R.‘s commanding flow holding things down in English and Mago using his rapid fire Spanish flow letting you know exactly what he’s setting out to accomplish. Although Latinos have been well represented in hip-hop in the past, it’s rare to see both sides of the spectrum being showcased alongside each other.
With E.R. (and Vagabonds member Baysiqly) getting ready to release their sophomore project, “#FML” very soon, and Mago working on his “Make Me Famous” project, we can be sure to see a lot of material coming from Mago and from the Vagabonds, with some more collaborations along the way.