SKRILLEX AND DAMIAN “JR. GONG” MARLEY RELEASE JOINT TRACK TODAY
“MAKE IT BUN DEM” ON OWSLA/BIG BEAT NOW AVAILABLE FROM ALL DIGITAL RETAILERS
Today Skrillex and Damian “JR. Gong” Marley officially release the anthemic “Make It Bun Dem.” A staple of the three-time Grammy winner Skrillex’s sets for the last few months, the track has already racked up nearly 4 million views on Youtube since making its unexpected debut a few weeks ago. After collaborating on the groundbreaking “Distant Relatives” with Nas, three-time Grammy winner Damian Marley once again masterfully jumps the musical gamut with Skrillex on the track recorded earlier this year. Animated with a syncopated guitar line, thunderous bass production, raucous toasting and masterful synths, the song is another step towards the organic, dub-influenced sound fans have been hearing from the 24 year-old Skrillex recently and the stellar vocal work Marley has become recognized for.
Following two successful collaborative efforts alongside fellow producer/rapper The Alchemist as the power duo Gangrene -2010’s Gutter Water and 2012’s Vodka & Ayahuasca- and the 2011 gem with The Alchemist as Gangrene & Roc Marciano, the Greneberg EP; The Oxnard, California based beat-smith and emcee Oh No returns for a solo mission.
Oh No (born Michael Jackson; younger brother of Madlib and son of singer Otis Jackson) was granted unprecedented access to the Rudy Ray Moore / Dolemite audio archives and given free rein to slice, dice, chop and sample his way through the classic-yet-absolutely-filthy catalog. He was able to use legendary material from The Human Tornado, Petey Wheatstraw, the Dolemite Soundtrack and more, plus a multitude of previously unreleased and alternate acapellas and instrumentals. The end result is Ohnomite (available on 6-5-2012), a 19 track head-banging extravaganza of sloppy funk, dirty soul, and brainy lyricism, all aimed at one thing- making your head nod and your ass shake. And when you add to that guests spots from the likes of MF Doom, Evidence, Phife Dawg, The Alchemist, Erick Sermon, Rapper Pooh, MED, Guilty Simpson, Roc Marciano, Sticky Fingaz, Chino XL, Roc C, Prozack Turner, Termanology, Frank Nitt and more, and you are left with a one of a kind album from a one of a kind musician. Ohnomite- 19 songs of pure whoop ass from Oh No and Dolemite!
KILLER MIKE TO TOUR WITH EL-P IN SUPPORT OF R.A.P. MUSIC
LISTEN TO NEW TRACKS AT ADULT SWIM
PREORDER KILLER MIKE’S R.A.P. MUSIC HERE
Atlanta-born rapper and Grammy®-Award winner Killer Mike will release his self-proclaimed finest work to date with the debut of R.A.P. Music on May 15 from Williams Street Records. The album, which was produced entirely by El-P, Brooklyn’s resident laureate hip hop artist, producer and entrepreneur, features a line-up of tracks that both deliver on rap’s most basic level and simultaneously document the socio-economic discrepancies and racism that still plague America today. With the album’s title acronym representing “Rebellious African People’s Music,” it takes its influences from all genres of music black people have rebelled through, including gospel, jazz, soul, rock and funk.
The R.A.P. Music album page is now up on Adult Swim and features two unheard tracks off the LP, “Jo Jo’s Chillin” and “Southern Fried”. Listen to clean versions of the tracks here or if your ears prefer it dirty listen to “Jo Jo’s Chilln” here and “Southern Fried” here.
This summer Killer Mike takes his talents on the road in support of R.A.P. Music. Album collaborator El-P will join Killer Mike along with Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire and Despot on an all-star North American tour. Check out the tour dates below.
Killer Mike R.A.P. Music (Williams Street) May 15, 2012
1. Big Beast (feat. Bun B, T.I. and Trouble) 2. Untitled (feat. Scar) 3. Go! 4. Southern Fried 5. Jo Jo’s Chillin 6. Reagan 7. Don’t Die 8. Ghetto Gospel 9. Butane (Champion’s Anthem) (feat. El-P) 10. Anywhere But Here (feat. Emily Panic) 11. Willie Burke Sherwood 12. R.A.P. Music
06-19 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade *#^ 06-20 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues *#^ 06-21 Dallas, TX – Granada *#^ 06-22 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live *#^ 06-23 Austin, TX – Mohawk *#^ 06-25 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent *#^ 06-26 San Diego, CA – Casbah *#^ 06-28 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex *#^ 06-29 San Francisco, CA – Regency *#^ 06-30 Portland, OR – Hawthorne *#^ 07-01 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s *#^ 07-02 Vancouver, British Columbia – Fortune *#^ 07-05 Minneapolis, MN – Fineline *#^ 07-06 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge *#^ 07-07 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop *#^ 07-08 Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig *#^ 07-09 Toronto, Ontario – Hoxton^ 07-11 Boston, MA – Paradise *#^ 07-12 Providence, RI – The Met *#^ 07-14 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero #^ 07-15 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel *#^
* with Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire # with Killer Mike ^ with Despot
Regarded as one of the finest lyricists in all of Hip-Hop with a career spanning over 2 million records sold, Canibus is now prepping his newest release Rip the Jacker 2. As the first lyricist to bring the world 100 bars followed by the fanfare known as the 1,000 bars of infinity “Poet Laureate”, Canibus’ newest release Rip the Jacker 2 provides fans with the unprecedented feat of 10,000 bars featured as a Double Disc DVD bundle pack available exclusively at www.canibuscollection.com.
Included is a portion of the 10,000 bars you will find on Canibus’new track from Rip The Jacker 2 Double Disc DVD and a new video as well.
2011 Underground Music Awards “Lyricist Of The Year” Jesse Abraham reveals new single and details for his upcoming sophomore LP, I Am Water, which will be released this fall.
The first single, “Back Off,” from I Am Water was exclusively premiered and hosted by Hiphopdx.com on Wednesday April 25th. By purchasing the single for $1 at http://bit.ly/BackOff you will automatically be making a donation towards servicing a community in need of clean drinking water. 100% of the proceeds from Jesse Abraham’s I Am Water LP will go directly to Charity Water, a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries.
Visit http://mycharitywater.org/JAisWater to make a donation now and learn more about the campaign. Be on the lookout for more information about I Am Water and how to further get involved in Jesse’s mission to complete a community water project, which will provide an entire village with clean, safe drinking water.
Audio Link to Jesse Abraham’s “Back Off” (produced by KO Beatz):
Planet Asia Releases New Mixtape “The Arrival” With Doo Wop
With the release date for his new album Black Belt Theatre rapidly approaching, West Coast hip hop luminary Planet Asia teams up with the legendary Doo Wop for a new mixtape, The Arrival, which serves as the official prelude to Planet Asia’s long awaited solo project Black Belt Theatre; which will be released on 2/28/2012 courtesy of Wandering Worx/Daddy Real/GreenStreets.
1. Intro 00:22 2. PA’s EFX (Planet Asia & TriState) 02:25 3. LEATHER GOOSE MUSIK feat. DOO WOP 02:33 4. So Naive 02:18 5. Street Clothes Pt. 1 03:15 6. INTERLUDE 00:39 7. Love Hella Right 01:55 8. Cosby Kids (Feat. Krondon) 03:35 9. The Honorable (Feat. Killer Ben & TriState) 04:11 10. Dum Dumb 02:58 11. What R U Doin 03:03 12. Gat In Yer Mouth (Feat. Rasco) 02:50 13. Smothering 03:37 14. DOO WOP OUTRO 00:26 15. Prestigious feat. Doo Wop 03:03
Mixmag Premieres Keys N Krates’ Remix for Miike Snow “Devil’s Work”
Toronto’s Live Electronic Hip Hop Keys N Krates Announce New Live Dates, including: Ultra Music Festival, Movement Electronic Music Festival and Wakarusa Fest
Today, Toronto’s Keys N Krates released another brand new remix, this time from Miike Snow, with UK’s dance authority Mixmag
The trio are known for mixing electro-hip-hop sounds and mix live instrumentation with electronic elements to create both innovative originals and remixes. After their first release, the Blackout EP (free download to share below), which was self-released last November. More remixes can be expected soon!
Keys N Krates have made a name for themselves by relentlessly touring, after playing through Canada, America, and South East Asia, they go on to play Ultra Music Festival in March with Bassnectar, Flying Lotus, SBTRKT followed by a performance at the Movement Electronic Music Festival with Public Enemy and Wakarusa fest in May where they’ll share the stage with Pretty Lights, Girl Talk, Avett Brothers, plus many more.
See full list of tour dates and download links below:
Tour Dates: 3/25: Miami, FL @ Ultra Music Festival 5/26 – 5/28: Detroit, MI @ Movement Electronic Music Festival 5/31 – 6/3: Orzak, AR @ Wakarusa Festival