Thursday, March 31, 2005

K-OS & Handsome Boy Modeling School

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Check out K-OS w/ Handsome Boy Modeling School 2005 tour
Sat-Apr-09 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
Sun-Apr-10 Bloomington, IN Bluebird Theater
Mon-Apr-11 Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig
Tue-Apr-12 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Fri-Apr-15 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
Sat-Apr-16 Philadelphia, PA TLA
Sun-Apr-17 Washington, DC 930 CLUB
Mon-Apr-18 New Haven, CT Toads Place
Tue-Apr-19 Boston The Paradise 600
Wed-Apr-20 New York, NY Irving Plaza


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Featuring over 65 musicians, daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra is one of Los Angeles_ most unique musical experiences. Having started as a 25 piece ensemble in 1999, word soon spread and both the band and its following started to grow.
In 2004, the ensemble participated in the opening season of the prestigious Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown LA, playing to a full capacity, cheering crowd. Now in its 6th year, daKAH is finally traveling beyond the LA city limits, with recent shows at San Francisco_s Palace of Fine Arts and the House of Blues in Las Vegas. The year 2005 sees upcoming shows in Austin, San Francisco, Scottsdale, AZ, and the Playboy Jazz Festival.
The list of bands and musicians that daKAT_s have played with is way too long for the space we have here, but to learn more please visit

check out daKAH's album on iTunesicon


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Copter Records has just landed and ready to unload some of the best quality hip hop for 2005, starting with the Da Beatminerz album Fully Loaded With Static. Well known for their deep-in the-crates style beats, the producer/DJ duo consists of Mr. Walt and DJ Evil Dee (also of legendary group Black Moon).
Da Beatminerz are known to create some of the most innovative beats in Hip-Hop history. Da Minerz have produced for cream of the crop MCs such as the Boot Camp Click, Eminem, M.O.P., De La Soul, The Pharcyde, Dilated Peoples, and many others. In 2001, the duo released their own album Brace 4 Impak, which featured world renowned guest MCs.
Album drops April 19th!!

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Sol Of Hip Hop & The Earl

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Sol Of Hip Hop''s very own, The Earl has just released his 4th installment of funk and jazz inspired remixes of songs by Musiq, J-Live, & Tony Touch. His previous remixes have earned him much respect from the local hip hop community; so its not surprising that this album comes off proper. The Earl's version of Musiq's "Fortenight" hits you with so much soul in his composition of samples, beats and basslines that make you feel like you are in a smoky incandescent nightclub in middle of winter sipping on brandy to help keep you warm. Get your smokers jacket out, tap your feet, close your eyes and snap your fingers to the beat and let the Earl take you his world where musical enlightenment is 12 inches away. Check The Earl and Sol of Hip Hop Radio


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From a founding member of 7heads Enterprises and the Unspoken Heard, Asheru presents this collection of 26 tracks of collabos, exclusives, and unreleased material from his forthcoming solo album, "While You Were Sleeping". Featuring Kev Brown, Oddisee, Talib Kweli, Grap Luva, Lone Catalysts, Sound Providers, Usef Dinero, Black Lincolns and others...Mixed by DJ Roddy Rod of Maspyke. Presented by Guerilla Arts
Ink, LLC
Stay tuned for an album review shortly...

C to the O double M-O-N

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Grammy award winning artist Common is often referred to as one of the most thoughtful and gifted lyricists in hip-hop.
Common has been keeping busy since the release of Electric Circus. In 2003, he received a Grammy Award for "Love of My Life," a duet with Erykah Badu from the Brown Sugar soundtrack. His appearance on "Why (Remix)" with Jadakiss, Anthony Hamilton, Styles P., & Nas, garnered him a 2004 Vibe Award for Coolest Collabo. Common left fans hungry for more after he performed "Food" with Kanye West on the Chappelle Show earlier this year. The wait is almost over. Common is currently in the studio working on his new album, BE, with producer Kanye West. "The Corner" single is out now!! BE is scheduled for a May 2005 release

Thursday, March 17, 2005

You deserve some BREAKS today

Welcome to the world of The Earl. A world characterized with dusty fingers, burning eyes, dirty pants and of course, uncontrollable sneezing. Diggin In The Crates has become a fad for some, but it is a way of life for The Earl. Each and every Soul Stax session on Sol of Hip-hop is The Earl's chance to share his view of society.

A world where vinyl lacquer and musical knowledge meld into a homage of times that are longed for and music was made with purpose. The Earl is truly a cat who is moving forward but is rooted in the fundamentals of the crates. So now, plug in, tune out, and allow that true musical essence grab hold and take you to the world of The Earl.

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