Earl Sweatshirt is proud to share the music video for his new song “Whoa”. It’s viewable at oddfuture.com and can be purchased here. The long-awaited Earl Sweatshirt LP will be released later this year via Tan Cressida/Columbia.
3/13/13 – Life or Death PR Showcase – Scoot Inn – 1308 E 4th Street – 12am
(w/ Captain Murphy)
3/13/13 – Brainfeeder Showcase (special guest) – Empire Automotive – 604 E 7th St – 1AM
There is no slack in Ray C’s (@therealrayc) grind! In anticipation of his 4 SXSW showcases, the San Antonio emcee delivers a solid new mixtape aptly titled, 2 Weeks Notice featuring club bangers like “Go To Work” and “Got Damn” to ambitious lyrical records like “Cause & Effect”.
3/12 BoothPimps Industry Showcase at Suite 101 (10:00 p.m.)
3/13 BoothPimps Showcase at Hudson on 5th (10:00 p.m.)
3/15 102.3 SxSW Official Red Carpet Rollout Performance at The Beat 102.3 Studios (1:00 p.m.)
3/16 StubHub SXSW Showcase with Dom Kennedy and Big Krit (9:00 p.m.)
Ray C , a native of San Antonio, began his career as an underground hip-hop artist while earning his Masters degree at Texas State University. He earned a name for himself dominating freestyle battles and as a top 8 finalist in BET 106 & Park: Freestyle Friday. He was also featured on BET’s “The Deal” and has opened for numerous big name artists including Paul Wall and Chamillionaire.
Ray C has developed a reputation beyond that of a local hip hop artist, but that of an indispensable community leader. Upon graduation, Ray has continued to work at Texas State University mentoring students through Upward Bound programs and TRIO, a federal program designed to provide opportunities and services to individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. For Ray C, being a local hip hop artist goes beyond just performing at local clubs, but building the foundation of a strong community.
The music video for “Got Damn (Aww Man)” soft launched in December of 2012 and gained 200K views in it’s first week online. With such attention on the video and no original premiere partner, Ray C’s “Got Damn (Aww Man)” gained the attention of VEVO was featured on the homepage on January 7.
Last week Sean Price held the first ever Rap Baby Shower, live from Santos Party House in NYC. Sean Price reveals his favorite gift was a pair of Deceptacon socks from General Steele for his baby girl, Shaun P!!!. Enjoy the re-cap which also features a live version of FIGURE FOUR.
Kidz In The Hall MTV Jams Shameless Drops Kidz In The Hall give you their top 5 shameless reasons why you should buy the LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE, in stores today.
Kidz In The Hall New Album Land Of Make Believe Out Now Only $7.99 at iTunes & Best Buy iTunes features “Jukebox” as Free Single Of The Week BET 106th & Park Premiere’s “Jukebox” Today at 7PM EST Currently On “Crowd Control” Tour alongside 88-Keys, Izza Kizza and Donnis
Album features production by Just Blaze on “Take Over The World” with Colin Munroe and appearances by MC Lyte, Marsha Ambrosius, Amanda Diva amongst others
Hip Hop alternative duo Kidz In The Hall (K.I.T.H) new album, Land Of Make Believe, out today, March 9th in all physical & digital retail outlets! Additionally iTunes is featuring “Jukebox” as the free single of the week and BET’s 106th & Park is premiering “Jukebox” today at 7PM EST. K.I.T.H are currently on a 20 city tour called the Crowd Control Tour alongside 88-Keys, Izza Kizza and Donnis.
ESPN SportsCenter will be continuing to feature Kidz In The Hall ‘s latest single “Take Over The World” ft. Colin Munroe and co-produced by Just Blaze. Land of Make Believe also features MC Lyte, Marsha Ambrosius, Amanda Diva, Chip Tha Ripper, Donnis, Tim William and Russoul.
Melding Hip-hop, R&B and Pop/Rock, the album is “Extraordinary music for ordinary people” comments Double- O, DJ of K.I.T.H. A sonic department from previous albums, The Land Of Make Believe dares to push the boundary between who you are, who you think you are and the constant struggle getting to where you want to be. This album allowed K.I.T.H to reflect and analyze both strengths and weaknesses redefining their goals and aspirations. Naledge, MC of K.I.T.H comments, “the moment we have worked for has come to a crossroad. We’ve never taken time to look ourselves in the mirror and analyze what this industry has made us. As a lyricist, I used this album to serve as a soundtrack to my aspirations and to my downfalls, but also as a chance to evaluate who I am as a man compared to whom I envisioned myself to be.”
Tuesday – 3/9/10 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
Wednesday – 3/10/10 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection Live
Thursday – 3/11/10 – Pontiac MI – Cro Foot/Pike Room
Monday – 3/15/10 – Enid, OK – The Underground
Thursday -3/18/10 – Austin- TX – SXSW
Friday – 3/19/10 – Austin – TX – SXSW
Sat – 3/20/10 – Austin – TX – SXSW
Wednesday – 3/24/10 – Denver, CO – Cervantes
Thursday – 3/25/10 – Murray, UT – Murray Theater
Saturday – 3/27/10 – Los Angeles, CA – Key Club
Thursday – 4/1/10 – Seattle, WA – Studio 7
Friday – 4/2/10 – Portland. OR – Berbati’s Pan Founded on the grounds of Ivy league school University of Pennsylvania, 2008 was a big year for hip-hop alternative duo Kidz In The Hall. After the release of their critically acclaimed album, The In Crowd, it propelled them into MTV’s TRL & BET’S 106 & Park limelight with key tracks like “Drivin Down The Block,” and “Love Hangover” featuring Estelle. Later success landed them a global Reebok campaign around the brand’s Classics campaign remixing & shooting a video for Special Ed’s “I Got It Made” which featured in over 500 footwear locations nationwide. From there fans saw them on every stage with Gym Class Heroes, MURS, N.E.R.D., The Clipse and heard them on numerous video games including EA Sports Madden 09, NBA LIVE 2010, Rockstar Game’s Midnight Club LA and Activision’s Pimp My Ride 2.
Duck Down Celebrates 15 Years – New XV Logo Created
SXSW Label Showcase – Friday Night, March 19th at The Scoot Inn Presented by VTECH, 2K Sports, & Pro-Keds
Duck Down Music Inc was established in 1995. Fifteen years later the Indie Powerhouse has grown into a blossoming home for both veteran MCs and rising stars in the music industry.
To set off the 15 year milestone, Duck Down will be bringing the majority of its roster to SXSW for a Showcase on March 19th at 8PM at The Scoot Inn (1308 East 4th Street, Austin, TX)
With support from VTECH, 2K Sports, & Pro-Keds, the showcase will feature:
B-Real of Cypress Hill Buckshot & 9th Wonder Sean Price Black Milk Smif N Wessun Pharoahe Monch Kidz In The Hall Blue Scholars Skyzoo Promise Marco Polo Torae Ruste Juxx Nottz
+ Special Guests
Music by DJ EVIL DEE
Hosted by DJ Peter Rosenberg of HOT 97
XXL Mag is the principal media sponsor.
The show will also be streaming live online via LUMEEFLY.COM where fans outside of Austin, TX can still enjoy the performances.
Custom ipod and iphone skins will be manufactured by MUSICSKINS.
UNDRCRWN will be creating an exclusive Duck Down SXSW T-Shirt. The first 50 fans to enter will receive a shirt.
Monday, March 8th, at 12PM EST Duck Down will also have a special announcement for aspiring producers and MCs.
Duck Down Music Inc – Celebrating 15 years of Independence!
Duck Down Music & 2K Sports Announce NBA 2K11 Soundtrack Contest: Win Your Way Onto the NBA 2K11 Soundtrack + The Stage At Duck Down’s Fall CMJ Showcase in NYC
Duck Down Music and 2K Sports have partnered to present an exciting contest for all aspiring producers and MCs to create unique and original music, along with the special opportunity to have their song included in the upcoming soundtrack for NBA 2K11, the next iteration of the hugely popular NBA 2K series.
Phase 1: NBA 2K11 Producer Contest Starting today, March 8th, producers will have two weeks to create one sample-free instrumental.
Producers are also encouraged to record video of their beat making process, which can be included with their final submission.
The top ten instrumentals will be selected by Duck Down Music A&R and representatives from 2K Sports. Each instrumental will also be streamed online via a link at www.XXLMag.com, as fans will have the chance to vote for their favorite track. The winner will be announced on April 5th.
Phase 2: NBA 2K11 MC Contest Starting on April 6th, MC’s will have four weeks to submit one clean track using the winning producer’s instrumental.
All submissions must be sent to email@example.com by May 4th. After the top ten songs are determined by Duck Down Music and 2K Sports, they will again be posted via a link on www.XXLMag.com for fans to hear the tracks. The winner will be announced on May 11th.
The grand prize winners of the contest, which will consist of one producer and one MC, will:
* Have their song placed in the music soundtrack for NBA 2K11. * Receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City, where they will have the special opportunity to perform the song live at Duck Down’s CMJ Showcase in October 2010.