Los Angeles emcee Black Silver presents the DJ Obi-produced remix of “That Slap” featuring Ras Kassand Rakaa Iriscience of Dilated Peoples. Silver is a member of the Likwit Crew with Tha Liksand Defari, the Analog Brothers (a.k.a. Ice-Tand Kool Keith), Black Ice(his duo project with Ice-T) L.A. underground click 2000 Crows, and owner of Sterling World Records. His full-length releases include, InevitableHardcore IntellectPimp To Eat (as the Analog Bros), SkillyfiedEmergency Verses and Emergency Verses Vol. 2.
 
Both taking rise around the same time, Murs and DJ Quikreminisce about their days as two hip hop artists trying to make it in the game. Before all that, Quik remembers sitting in class at Compton Unified School District learning the craft to listen and molding him to be the artist he is now. Quik recently released The Book Of David featuring Suga Free, Kurupt and more.
 

available exclusively at RickAllenArt.com
In music, few tales stand as tall as that of Rick Allen, who rebounded from every drummer’s worst nightmare – the loss of an arm – to multi-platinum success with Def Leppard to the tune of 100 million-plus records sold. Now, Allen’s journey beyond the conventional limits of music goes one step further into the fine art world with the release of “Electric Hand: Rhythm + Change”, a highly limited series of canvases created using cutting-edge technology that turns Allen’s every move behind the drumkit into a splash of color, resulting in a series of one-of-a-kind pieces that literally turn sound visual.
The living legend known to his millions of fans worldwide as ‘the Thunder God’ was 21 years old when a 1984 car accident left him with one arm. His return to drumming three years later with Def Leppard’s 20-million selling album Hysteria is a testament to Allen’s talent, passion and perseverance. One of music’s foremost philanthropists, he and his wife, musician Lauren Monroe, founded the Raven Drum Foundation, its mission to serve, educate and empower veterans and people in crisis.
“The collection reveals something that up until recently I didn’t even know existed, presenting sound into light,” says Allen of the “Drums” series, one of several innovative projects 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, Chuck D of Public Enemy and TLC are just a handful of Scenefour’s collaborators, whose work can be seen in their 2011 book Come Together. “Electric Hand” is the newest addition to the “Art Of Drums” series, which also boasts collections from Guns N Roses drummer Matt Sorum and Jane’s Addictionstickman Stephen Perkins.  Hand” is available exclusively at RickAllenArt.com.
 

THROUGH THE MIC: LACMA X Hip Hop, the first museum hip hop concert series of its kind, will explore contemporary Los Angeles hip hop music from May through October 2012. Cocurated by LACMA and hip hop artist Murs, concerts will take place on the third Thursday of every month, and will feature emerging and experimental L.A.-based hip hop artists. On May 17 the series kicks off with a special performance by 3MG: Murs, Eligh, and Scarub, formerly known as 3 Melancholy Gypsys, a L.A. based group reuniting specifically for this LACMA performance. The series continues on June 21, with a performance by Dumbfoundead. Tickets are $15 general, $10 LACMA members, for more information and to reserve tickets visit lacma.org/event/3mg

WHEN: Series begins on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 8pm
WHERE: BP Grand Entrance at LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
For more information, please contact the LACMA Communications Department
at press@lacma.org or 323 857-6522.
 

direct download | download NolaPhonic Vol. 2 free
Gypsyphonic.com | on Facebook | on Twitter | DJQuickieMart.com | on Facebook | on Twitter | Katey Red on Twitter

Producer/dj Quickie Mart and Ben Ellman of funk/jazz band Galactic are Gypsyphonic Disko, presenting a free download of “Booty Poppin'”, a song from their new free full-length NolaPhonic Volume 2, the New Orleans natives’ second foray into their unique fusion of bounce and Balkan music. “Booty Poppin'” features boucne star Katey Red, widely regarded as the first homosexual rapper and pioneer of “sissy rap”. Quickie Mart produced three 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. The GD crew performs Sunday April 29th at Republic New Orleans (828 S. Peters).

 

Radioinactive on Facebook | on Twitter | 2Mex on Facebook | on Twitter | La-Caution.net | on Facebook

LA emcee Radioinactive was part of Log Cabin, the ’90s crew that included a young Murs and Eligh. Rolling Stone and URB co-signed him soon after he rapped as a goat on “Farmer’s Market Of The Beast” from producer Omid‘s 1998 compilation Beneath The Surface, also featuring Dilated Peoples and Freestyle Fellowship. He dropped the solo albums Pyramidi, Free Kamaal and Soundtrack To A Book. He collaborated with his crew Shape Shifters on Shape Shifters Was Here, and Daedelus and Busdriver on The Weather. Now, fresh back from three months traveling the Sahara Desert with a band of Tuaregs, he dons one of Quincy Jones‘ old suits in the Tucker Capps-directed music video for “Mint Tea”, the first single from his forthcoming album The Akashic Record. French duo La Caution produced “Tea”, originally heard as “The A La Menthe” on the soundtrack to the 2004 movie Oceans 12 starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts. “Tea” also f eatures 2Mex, the LA emcee known for his work with The Visionaries, Project Blowed, Sage Francis, Slug of Atmosphere and many more. The “Mint Tea” single drops April 9.

 

download “Gods Gone Crazy”learn more and order at Murs’ Kickstarter page | Murs reviews comics for G4TV’s Fresh Ink Onlinemursworld.com | mursworld.tumblr.com | Murs on Twitter | Josh Blaylock on Facebook | on Twitter

Murs presents “Gods Gone Crazy”, the first exclusive track from Yumiko: Curse Of The Merch Girl, his album and graphic novel collaboration with Josh Blaylock, available only on Murs’ Kickstarter page until this Wednesday. dropping this Wednesday and available only until then on Murs’ Kickstarter page. The album and novel unite to tell the story of Yumi Morales, a girl living the fabled tour life working the merchandise table for her boyfriend Dominick‘s band Murder Acts. The 124-page graphic novel is illustrated by Jose Garcia, written by Josh Blaylock and the ten-song album – whose lyrics are printed in their entirety throughout the novel – is produced entirely by DJ Foundation. Yumiko is available only via the project’s Kickstarter page, where a range of different pledge options will get you everything from the novel and CD to exclusive apparel, custom download cards illustrated by David Mack and Jim Mahfood, and a personal thank-you note and Twitter follow from Murs. Followed by the release of the album and book, an animated music video will officially be unveiled at Murs’ party during the Comic-Con convention in San Diego. “Yumiko is hip hop and comics done correctly,” says Murs of the project. “Comics have always been a huge inspiration to me. And having the chance to publish my own comic is truly an honor. Working with my partners to create this book was a lot of fun and we are looking forward to making our dream a reality with the help of the fans.” Murs can also be seen reviewing recent issues of Batman, Catwoman and Wolverine for G4TV’s Fresh Ink Online blog (click here).

 

learn more and order atMurs’ Kickstarter page | Murs reviews comics for G4TV’s Fresh Ink Online | mursworld.com | mursworld.tumblr.com | Murs on Twitter | Josh Blaylock on Facebook | on Twitter

From pioneering the independent rap hustle to starting his own festival, Cali emcee Murs has always been a trailblazer. To that end, he proudly presents Yumiko: Curse Of The Merch Girl, a brand new album and graphic novel available exclusively through Kickstarter. The album and novel unite to tell the story of Yumi Morales, a girl living the fabled tour life working the merchandise table for her boyfriend Dominick‘s band Murder Acts. The 124-page graphic novel is illustrated by Jose Garcia, written by Josh Blaylock and the ten-song album – whose lyrics are printed in their entirety throughout the novel – is produced entirely by DJ Foundation. Yumiko is available only via the project’s Kickstarter page, where a range of different pledge options will get you everything from the novel and CD to exclusive apparel, custom download cards illustrated by David Mack and Jim Mahfood, and a personal thank-you note and Twitter follow from Murs. Followed by the release of the album and book, an animated music video will officially be unveiled at Murs’ party during the Comic-Con convention in San Diego. “Yumiko is hip hop and comics done correctly,” says Murs of the project. “Comics have always been a huge inspiration to me. And having the chance to publish my own comic is truly an honor. Working with my partners to create this book was a lot of fun and we are looking forward to making our dream a reality with the help of the fans.” Murs can also be seen reviewing recent issues of Batman, Catwoman and Wolverine for G4TV’s Fresh Ink Online blog (click here).

 

<span >MrComplex.net | on Facebook | on Twitter

<span >Queens, NY lyricist Mr. Complex proudly presents the music video for “Holy Smokes”, produced by Phil Pro from Switzerland. The video was directed by Mr. Complex himself, who has stepped into the directing world (see the Allhiphop piece “Mr. Complex Enters Film World”) since making his name on the indie underground scene as part of New York’s Rawkus/Lyricist Lounge movement alongside peers like Pharaohe Monch, Mos Def, Talib Kweli and more. His new album Swiss Chocolate Cake drops February 14, 2012.

 

embed/share/download | direct download
DunnDealPR.com | on Twitter | on Facebook | DJQuickieMart.com | on Twitter | on Facebook

We proudly present the Dunn Deal Mixtape, V2.012, a mix of choice tracks from our last three years’ projects. V2.012 is mixed by New Orleanian producer/deejay Quickie Mart, who recently released Space Monkey Radio, an EP of artist-approved QM dubstep remixes of songs by Freddie Gibbs, Slightly Stoopid and more (listen here). We are an L.A.-based hiphop/urban PR firm offering full service print, web, radio and video campaigns. HAPPY 2012!

 

Monk McNasty on Facebook | on Twitter

Los Angeles emcee Monk McNizzle defrauds the myth of Santa Claus in the new music video for “Dadda Clause”, directed by Emerg McVay. McNasty made his name as a battler on the GrindTime circuit before releasing last year’s Full Metal Rapshet mixtape.

Monk McNasty vs. QuDawg (GrindTime)
Monk McNasty vs. Dizaster (GrindTime)

 

Love & Rockets Volume 1: The Transformation on iTunes | mursworld.com | mursworld.tumblr.com | Murs on Twitter | Ski Beatz on Twitter | HoboStewd.com

Cali underground rap legend Murs proudly presents the music video for “’67 Cutlass”, his newest from 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. The album features O.C., Dee1, Tabi Bonney, Ab-Soul and Locksmith, and is available on iTunes, Best Buy and mom ‘n pops worldwide.