Statik Selektah leaked a new record from his artist Kali called “Higher.” The song, which is produced by Statik & features Termanology, will appear on Kali’s upcoming mixtape The Coast hosted by Statik & DJ Ill Will.
A Banksy painting worth £200k arrived outside Simon Duncan’s west London home inside a battered old van last week, sent unexpectedly to Duncan, a 41-year-old web developer, as compensation for the world-renowned graffiti artist having coincidentally chosen the name of Duncan’s band as the title for his film, Exit Through the Gift Shop.
“I am a drummer in a band that was called Exit Through the Gift Shop that I started with friends 18 months before I turned 40. It was a kind of midlife crisis, but we are still going, with a different line-up, and it has become a bit more serious,” said Duncan, who agreed to change his band’s name to Brace Yourself in an arrangement with Banksy.
“We had these hilarious emails from someone saying he was Banksy, but we didn’t know if they were genuine,” said Duncan. “Then a scruffy white van arrived. The driver had no idea what he was carrying.”
The band plan to unveil their new name and backdrop, which shows the grim reaper riding a dodgem car, at a London gig this week.
“When we saw the painting we could not believe it,” said Duncan. “It is the size of a double bed, for a start. We had to insure it, so a man from Sotheby’s came over to see it in my loft. He said to me, ‘This is surreal. I have just been valuing an 18th-century portrait in a stately home, but it is not as valuable as this.’”
The band have put the painting in storage at Sotheby’s and will perform in front of a full-size copy.
Def Jam Recordings’ art director from the 80s/90s Cey Adams got together with former Def Jam publicist Bill Adler (narrator) to put out this book DEFinition: The Art and Design of Hip-Hop that champions the impact of hip-hop-inspired design on music, fashion, advertising, and more.
They mention egoTRIP’s Brent Rollins who did the Black Star cover and who created the logo for the movie Boyz N Da Hood when he was just a teenager.
“Diddy send me texts every hour on the dot sayin’ when you gon’ drop that verse nigga you takin’ long.” Well the wait is over, as we get this new track from Jay Electronica “The Ghost of Christopher Wallace” featuring Diddy. The krush groovin’, body movin’, record makin’, and the record breakin’ duo channel the spirit of Biggie Smalls with this brand new heater.
Ras Kass and DJ Rhettmatic are planning on dropping a collabo project entitled, A.D.I.D.A.S, in the near future. Here is the first leak off of it, “Release Yourself.” Rhettmatic’s skills have been well chronicled, and to me Ras Kass has been one of the most underrated lyricists on either coast since day one, so I’m definitely looking forward to this project.
This is a tribute mix to the late Malcom McLaren by DJ Premier. On April 8, 2010 Malcom departed this life due to his long battle with cancer. The former Sex Pistols manager has had an great influence on hip hop music. Check out the mix to get a history lesson. Press the Play Button above.
01. Malcolm McLaren – It Was A New York Phenomenon
02. Sex Pistols – Anarchy In The UK
03. Malcolm McLaren – Zulu Nation Party Interview
04. The World Famous Supreme Team Show – World Famous Supreme Team Show On WHBI #1
05. World Famous Supreme Team – Buffalo Gals
06. World Famous Supreme Team – World Famous Supreme Team Show On WHBI #2
07. World Famous Supreme Team – Worlds Famous
08. World Famous Supreme Team – Do Ya Like Scratchin’?
09. Malcolm McLaren – Let It Flow (Do Ya Like Scratchin’?) feat. Krs-One
10. Malcolm McLaren – Seeing Bow Wow Wow Show (Live)
11. Bow Wow Wow – I Want Candy
12. Malcolm McLaren – 42nd Street
13. World Famous Supreme Team – She’s Looking Like A Hobo
14. Art Of Noise – Beat Box (Original Version)
15. Art Of Noise – Close To The Edit
16. Malcolm McLaren – El San Juanera
17. Yes – Owner Of A Lonely Heart
18. Yes – Leave It
19. Art Of Noise – Moments In Love
20. World Famous Supreme Team – Hey DJ
21. Malcolm McLaren – Shout Out feat. Burn One & Forrest Gump
This Saturday (5/2) is the 2010 Harold Hunter Run. Be there at 1 PM and be part of a good cause.
“The Harold Hunter Run is a fundraising event that raises money for the Harold Hunter Foundation. Its a community driven occasion that allows people from all corners to enjoy a lite run in honor of a friend, while raising money for a great cause. The mission of the Harold Hunter Foundation (HHF) is to provide inner-city youth with valuable life experiences and opportunities for personal and professional growth by encouraging and sponsoring their interest in skateboarding.”
Brooklyn Bodega got De La Soul to headline their yearly music festival.
“To be honest, we have been trying to get De La Soul to headline the Festival since we first came up with the idea in 2005. On many levels they are the perfect flag bearers for our mission to use Hip-Hop as an agent of change. For over 20 years they have traveled the world inspiring MC’s, producers, DJ’s and fans alike. I can think of no better artist to usher the Festival into its new home in Brooklyn Bridge Park.”
Shot high above the streets of New York City, UP THERE reveals the dying craft of large-scale hand painted advertising and the in-told story of the painters struggling to keep it alive. Capturing a trade that is equal parts artistic precision and grueling labor, the film presents a painting tradition pre-dating modern advertising. A craft that today finds itself dangling precariously on the brink of extinction. UP THERE is directed by Malcolm Murray, based on an original concept by Mother. It is produced by Mekanism with music by the Album Leaf.
BERKELEY: Blue Scholars Headline Hip Hop in the Park This Saturday
The annual Student’s for Hip Hop presents Hip Hop in the Park on Saturday May 1st, 2010. Come chill on the grasses of People’s Park in Berkeley as Blue Scholars headlines a day of extraordinary music. Macklemore is also on the bill, check the lineup (below) or visit Calhiphop.net for more info.
This is what hiphop is all about!…
First Book Charity Concert (Buckshot, Tanya Morgan, Skyzoo, Torae) Charity Concert on Friday, April 30th, at Crash Mansion for a non-profit called ‘First Book,’ which provides underprivileged kids with access to new books.
Doors at 7:30PM Crash Mansion located at 199 Bowery bt Spring & Rivington
$12 at the door (all proceeds going towards First Book)
YC the Cynic: 8pm – 8:10
Skyzoo: 8:15 – 8:30
Torae: 8:30 – 845
Buckshot 8:55 – 9:10
plus a special discussion about his upcoming Common Knowledgy book & audio cd
Tanya Morgan 9:15 – 9:45
The final leak from Distant Relatives we’ll post.
Support on May 18th.
Michael Sterling Eaton is teaming up with Stalley to produce his new album and direct short film “Pressure.”