RZA | Murs | Bizarre Ride/Delicious Vinyl | Chuck D | House Shoes | Bootsy Collins
Jonathan Emile & Kendrick Lamar | MIDI Mafia | Honey Cocaine | Rick Allen (Def Leppard)
Jonezen & Gucci Mane | Substance Abuse & Tash of Tha Liks | Planet Asia| Cab Cabernet
Les Claypool of Primus | Victor Wooten | Stanley Clarke | DJ Nu-Mark | Strong Arm Steady
Rockie Fresh | Exile | Thurz | Stephen Perkins (Jane's Addiction) | Matt Sorum (Guns N Roses)
Toy Art Gallery | R&R Gallery | Rapper Big Pooh & Phife Dawg | 9th Wonder | Fashawn
Verdine White (Earth Wind & Fire) | Super Mart Produce | Kill Paris | Sixo | Roc Marciano
Miz MAF & Freeway | DJ Rhettmatic | Phonte | Quickie Mart | Gypsyphonic Disko
Kurupt & Boldy James | Oh No & Guilty Simpson | Phil The Agony | Shabaam Sahdeeq
China Mac & Jadakiss | Mr. Complex | Radioinactive | Sick Jacken | John Robinson
Myka Nyne | S.O.U.L. Purpose | Ricky B | Larry Graham (Sly & The Family Stone)
Hasan Salaam & Immortal Technique | Rheteric Ramirez | IamOmni | Yamin Semali | DJ Babu
V. Nova & Smif-N-Wessun | Bamboo Bros | Voice | Boycott Blues | Harn Solo | Pavy
Gotham Green, Kool G Rap & Nature | Lodeck & Omega One | Montage One | Signif
J. Rawls & Masta Ace | Maimouna Youssef | Menacin Johnson | J. Ivy | Self Scientific
Super Chron Flight Bros | Hieroglyphics | Black Silver, Ras Kass, Rakaa | Clan Destined
Paranoid Castle | Digi Crates | Jose Pasillas (Incubus) | Sonny Seeza (Onyx)
NEW YORK–January 18, 2013– Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI)
It was announced today that Sway and King Tech will bring the “Wake Up Show” to Sirius XM’s Shade 45 radio. The world-renowned radio show is known for its exclusive access to cutting edge hip-hop music and its innovative format. The show is also widely recognized as a springboard for rising stars and has had a number of upcoming hip-hop icons on the show early in their respective careers, such as Notorious B.I.G., The Wu-Tang Clan, Tupac, Jay Z, Kanye West and Eminem. The “Wake Up Show” (@wakeupshow) will premiere on Monday, January 21, 2013 at 8:00 pm EST on Shade 45. SiriusXM listeners will hear the dynamic duo of Sway & King Tech as well as heavyweight DJ Revolution mixing on the 1’s and 2’s. Sway, King Tech & DJ Revolution are a part of hip hop history. “They continue to help us make sense of what we love about Hip-Hop,” said Adrian Miller, one of the show’s executive producers. After each broadcast, listeners will also be able to catch “Wake Up Show” updates and rare clips only available on wakeupshow.com. To stay connected with the hip-hop world, make sure you catch the legendary, world famous “Wake Up Show”. “Wake Up Show” broadcast schedules can be found online at siriusxm.com and wakeupshow.com.After each broadcast, The Wake Up Show will be available on SiriusXM On Demand for subscribers listening via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App.
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Cambodian-Canadian rapper Honey Cocaine presents “He’s The One”, her new single produced by Grammy-nominated music producers/songwriters/artists The MIDI Mafia, the producers behind records for Justin Bieber, 50 Cent, Frank Ocean, Brandy, Cee-Lo Green and more. Cocaine recently entered the mainstream as an affiliate of L.A. rapper Tyga. “One”, which also features London-based singer Roxie LS, is part of The MIDI Mafia’s “GET CONNECTED | BRAND X” project, which will feature the production duo working with the next generation of hot up-and-coming talent/brands. ” The GET CONNECTED | BRAND X PROJECT will be released and featured on MTV’s newest platform Artist.MTV as part of a partnership between MTV and MIDI Mafia’s artist development platform “FamilyTies Entertainment”. This relationship will allow The MIDI Mafia to release various projects in conjunction with MTV who will integrate this original content throughout all of the Viacom properties online and on-air.
Grammy-nominated music producers/songwriters/artists The MIDI Mafia (Justin Bieber, 50 Cent, Frank Ocean, Brandy, Cee-Lo Green) team up with Australian vocalist Riian Jolee for the remix of “Angels & Demons” a song they released with Riian earlier this year (watch the video to the original version here). Riian is part of The MIDI Mafia’s “GET CONNECTED | BRAND X” project, which will feature the production duo working with the next generation of hot up-and-coming talent/brands. It will be released and featured on MTV’s newest platform Artist.MTV as part of a partnership between MTV and MIDI Mafia’s artist development platform “FamilyTies Entertainment”. This relationship will allow The MIDI Mafia to release various projects in conjunction with MTV who will integrate this original content throughout all of the Viacom properties online and on-air. “We took elements from hiphop, dubstep, trap and dance for this beat,” says Bruce Waynne, one half of the MIDI Mafia production duo. “Riian has this angelic, light element to her voice that complements it so well.”
Producer/dj Quickie Mart and Ben Ellman of funk/jazz band Galactic are Gypsyphonic Disko, presenting the music video to “Dreidel Song” featuring bounce diva Katey Red, widely regarded as the first homosexual rapper and pioneer of “sissy rap”. Their most recent release is the free full-length NolaPhonic Volume 2, the New Orleans natives’ second foray into their unique fusion of bounce and Balkan music. Quickie Mart produced four volumes of the Haze Diaries mixtape series with East Coast emcee Gotham Green, and recently released Space Monkey Radio EP, five artist-approved dubstep remixes of tracks from Freddie Gibbs, Ricky B,Slightly Stoopid and more. Galactic’s most recent studio album is Ya-Ka-May featuring Irma Thomas, Rebirth Brass Band, Trombone Shorty and more. Volume 2 also features Juvenile, Gift of Gab, Lateef the Truthspeaker and Big Freedia.
Grammy-nominated music producers/songwriters/artists The MIDI Mafia (Justin Bieber, 50 Cent, Frank Ocean, Brandy, Cee-Lo Green) have partnered with MTV in a multimedia deal for their artist development platform called “FamilyTies Entertainment”. This relationship will allow The MIDI Mafia to release various projects in conjunction with MTV who will integrate this original content throughout all of the Viacom properties online and on-air. The 1st official release will be The MIDI Mafia’s “GET CONNECTED | BRAND X” free album/mixtape. This project will feature the production duo working with the next generation of hot up-and-coming talent/brands. It will be released and featured on MTV’s newest platform Artist.MTV, which allows artists to be heard by 60 million music fans, publish and promote their past and present project(s) directly to MTV. The 1st release from the project is The MIDI Mafia feat. Bebe O’Hare “Can’t Do It Like Me”. The song features Chicago native Bebe O’Hare, on an infectious track produced by The MIDI Mafia. Bebe is known for her freestyles via YouTube which has helped to create a buzz during the 2012 year; she also is the only feature on the newly released album Evolution by European pop group JLS courtesy of FamilyTies Entertainment and LatchKey Entertainment. Above is the Official Music Vide o for “Can’t Do It Like Me” Directed by Yazid “Ya Money” Britt of YFB FILMS.
Brooklyn, NY rapper Sonny Seeza is one third of Onyx, the trio also featuring Sticky Fingaz and Fredro Starr which became one of ’90s hip-hop’s most memorable acts through singles like “Slam” and “Throw Ya Gunz”. Now, Sonny proudly presents the PW Films-directed music video for “Doc Help”, the Sandro Purple Green-produced first single from his forthcoming album Bridges, Volume 1. The video was shot in a medical facility, using real medical equipment. Bridges will be released by Empire Music, the Swiss record label led by CEO Matthieu “MDB” Siegenthaler whose team is responsible for releases with KRS-ONE, Delinquent Habits, JC of Bad Boy South, German rap star Kool Savas and more. Earlier this year, Sonny hosted Empire Music’s Billboard Blackmarket Mixtape which features The Game, Daz Dillinger, Jadakiss, Trina, Joe Budden, Styles P, Project Pat, Killah Priest and more. “I’m pleading with a doctor for a prescription to help me cope with my conditions and urges of being so nice at mc’ing, and the doctor is saying there is no remedy,” says Sonny of the concept behind “Doc Help”. “So I take matters in my own hands and I become the doctor, and then begin lyrical surgery on the competition. If I can’t get Doc help, I’ll give Doc help.” Onyx recently released the Cold Case Files, Vol. 2. Bridges is set for release spring 2013.
In 1996, New Orleans rapper Ricky B released the bounce classic “Shake Fa Ya Hood” (listen here on Youtube). 16 years later, Ricky has teamed up with New Orleanian producer/deejay Quickie Mart to present the Wylie Whitesides-directed music video for “Hood”‘s official dubstep remix. Quickie Mart’s “Hood” remix appears on the Space Monkey Radio EP, a collection of artist-approved dubstep remixes of songs also including rapper Freddie Gibbs, California ska-funk outfit Slightly Stoopid and singers Shyvonne and Justina. In the last two years alone Quickie Mart has released four volumes of the Haze Diaries mixtape series with rapper Gotham Green, featuring Freddie Gibbs and Planet Asia. Gypsyphonic Disko, his klezmer/New Orleans bounce/hip-hop fusion project with Ben Ellman of Galactic, was included in Nerve.com‘s Five Albums You Should Be Listening To Right Now and his Brain Salad Surgery mashup tape was released in late 2009. “Ricky asked me to remix his classic New Orleans bounce tune,” Mart says of the “Hood” project. “Naturally, I accepted.”
Super Mart Produce is proud and excited to present “Let Me Down” by Computa Games. This liquid future funk fantasy is the product of the combined efforts of Quickie Mart and Kung Fu Chris. Quickie Mart is a Louisiana native and an internationally touring DJ/producer. His Space Monkey Radio EP hit #4 on Beatport’s Top 100 Dubstep Releases in December 2011, and his last release, #HDV4, with Gotham Green was featured as a free download on sites such as OkayPlayer.com, XXL, AllHipHop.com, NahRight.com, DJBooth.net and many more. San Francisco’s Kung Fu Chris is a DJ/producer as well as co-founder of Bay Area events such as the legendary Funky Rewind, Double Down, Trouble Shooting, and Fo ‘Sho Fridays, events that helped shape the new boogie and future funk movement in California.
Murs and 9th Wonder present the Hobostewd-directed music video for “Funeral For A Killer”, a cut off their forthcoming album The Final Adventure, dropping November 13. Adventure will be Murs and 9th’s final album together. The iTunes edition will include two bonus tracks, while the iTunes deluxe version includes the bonus tracks and all of the instrumentals. Murs recently released This Generation, his collaboration album with Cali rapper Fashawn. He recently curated Through The Mic, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art‘s first-ever hip-hop concert series, and this year’s installment of his annual Paid Dues festival featured Wu-Tang Clan, Odd Future, Kendrick Lamar and many more.
Jose Pasillas’ first day as a drummer was his first day in Incubus, the band he formed with high school buddies. 20 years later, Incubus is a multi-platinum, Billboard Award-winning critical and commercial favorite, and Pasillas is one of music’s most respected drummers. Now, the Calabasas High graduate whose only form of training was “two years of air drums” continues to divine a unique path through art with the announcement of ‘Abstract + Rhythm Landscapes’, his first full collection of fine art, where drumsticks are paintbrushes and canvas becomes a vessel of sound through the innovations of SceneFour, the Los Angeles creativity house trailblazing the borders of sound and vision.
A passionate visual artist who’s work has been utilized in various ways by Incubus, Pasillas has spent the last several months working on ‘Abstract + Rhythm’. “Though I’ve been doing artwork all my life, this is my first full collection for public view,” exclaims Jose. The collection is comprised of 100 large pieces, each depicting a sonic landscape where rhythm is translated onto canvas through the use of a sophisticated process that converts drumstrokes into color and light. Each piece in the collection is numbered and signed by Pasillas, with several modified by hand. “I’ve always been a big fan of Banksy, Shepard Fairey and the whole stencil revolution, and I’ve slowly started incorporating those kinds of ideas and elements into my canvases. I also like repetition, and stenciling is perfect for repetition.”
“Abstract + Rhythm” is the most recent project from Scenefour (scenefour.com), the art collective specializing in the conceptual and design of collaborative artwork with musical icons. The RZA of Wu-Tang Clan, Bootsy Collins of Parliament/James Brown fame, and Chuck D of Public Enemy are just a handful of Scenefour’s collaborators, whose work can be seen in their 2011 book Come Together. “Abstract + Rhythm” joins the “Art Of Drums” series alongside collections from Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen. Guns N Roses drummer Matt Sorum and Jane’s Addiction stickman Stephen Perkins.
9th Wonder and Murs release the official tracklist – including exclusive iTunes bonus cuts, for their last collabo album The Final Adventure. The iTunes edition will include two bonus tracks, while the iTunes deluxe version includes the bonus tracks and all of the instrumentals. The Final Adventure hits stores on November 13th along with 9th Wonder’s new joint effort with Buckshot, The Solution. Murs recently released This Generation, his collaboration album with Fresno rapper Fashawn on Duck Down.
1. Get Together – f/ Rapsody
2. Dance With Me
4. Holding Hands
5. Walk Like A Woman
6. Tale of Two Cities
7. Funeral For A Killer
8. Better Way
9. Wherever You Are
10. It’s Over
11. Wait For Someone (iTunes Bonus)
12. Tale of Two Cities – Remix (iTunes Bonus)
Seattle rapper Macklemore and production partner Ryan Lewis talk to Cali emcee Murs about music, life and the indie vs. major-label dilemma backstage at Rock The Bells. Yesterday Macklemore and Lewis released new album The Heist, which hit number one on iTunes. Murs recently released This Generation, his collaboration album with Fresno rapper Fashawn on Duck Down. Watch the video for “This Generation” here, and the video for “Slash Gordan” here.