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Atmosphere is Painting that “bleep” Gold

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Minneapolis duo Ant & Slug better known as Atmosphere is about to dropped their new album “When Life Gives You Lemons, Paint That ##@! Gold”. They have been pretty busy for the past few months releasing the Sad Clown series and then a free mixtape entitled “Strictly Leakage”. In honor of their upcoming release, they started an internet tv show called “Paint it Gold” where they take questions from their fans and answer them for all on the show. If your question gets answered on the show you get a limited edition of the new cd. They are on episode #4 (see below).

If you have any questions send it to paintitgold@hotmail.com

They also premiered their new video for the single “Shoulda Known” Check it out here(caution: Adult Situation meaning not for you kiddies).

Atmosphere VIdeo

Atmosphere will in Chicago on April 22nd and 23rd at The Metro.

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Exploiting a Scandal to Sell Music…

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I just saw this video from Jay Smooth of Ill Doctrine. He discusses the fact that Ashley Dupree (i.e. She ‘worked’ with Elliot Spitzer) might get a record deal. Put it this way, I think the music industry is so desperate to make a dollar they will do anything including exploiting a scandal. I love Jay Smooth’s take on it and how it relates to Hip hop and the music industry. How do you feel about it?

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What is Barack feeling…Hip Hop?

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Again I want to thank The Couch Sessions for this video. Jay-Z should get a huge bump from this one.

What is your opinion of this video? What would Hilary like? You know that could be a good premise for a blog. How about Stuff that Democrats Like… or Stuff that Republicans Like (note: I have already trademarked them both).

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The Roots are Getting Busy

Philadephia’s Roots Crew are coming hard with their forthcoming album “Rising Down” set to be released April 29th. Here is the video for Get Busy

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WTF:Just WHY!!!??

The internet celebrity Tay Zonday has done a commerical for Dr. Pepper. That is all I am going to say.

The original masterpiece?

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Jay-Z on Charlie Rose: “Don’t Pick on Hip Hop”

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To all those who thinks hip-hop is nothing but a corruption of the youth, and doesn’t offer nothing to society. Check this video of Jay-Z on Charlie Rose talking about his new album American Gangster. Yeah, you heard right Charlie Rose. The culture of Hip-Hop is complex just as life is complex. To all mainstream media, please stop simplfying hip-hop.

Pay attention to his comments on Russell Simmons and Don Imus.  Dom Imus is not Hip Hop. Don’t blame hip hop for Don Imus statements.

I am Hip-Hop.

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Don’t Sleep On: Wale

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Here is another artist in my series, “Don’t Sleep On”. His name is Wale and he is a rapper from my old stomping grounds of Washington D.C. I been playing his music on the Rhythm Lab for a while now. I think he is one of the freshest sounding MCs to come out in a long time. He also incorporates the sound of Go-Go into his music.

From Wikipedia:

Go-go is a subgenre of funk which originated in the Washington, D.C. area during the mid- to late-1970s. A handful of bands contributed to the early evolution of the genre, but singer/guitarist Chuck Brown is credited with having developed most of the hallmarks of the style.

He has just appeared on the cover of the latest issue of Urb Magazine along side the French Duo Justice. He is currently working with super producer Mark Ronson (producer behind Amy Winehouse, and Lily Allen). He even opened up this past year’s MTV Video Music Awards. He also has mixtape called 100 Miles and Running available as a free download. I see big things for Wale in 2008. Also check out this article in the Washington Post on Wale.

P.S.: Also check out Tabi Bonney. He is another great DC rapper with a style all of  his own.

Wale featuring Tawiah – All I Need (produced by Mark Ronson) Tawiah will be another Don’t Sleep On artist in the mean check this out.

Wale – Breakdown

Wale – Nike Boots

Budos Band – Chicago Falcon Remix feat. Wale (produce by Eli and Ronson)

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What Black Men Think…

On this blog, I try to find cool an interesting things online. Sometimes I have an opinion on a topic online and write about it especially about my culture and ethnicity. Being a black man, this post hits close to home. It is about a movie/documentary entitled ‘What Black Men Think‘. With all the media focusing on the negative aspects of black culture and society (hip hop, education, relationships, crime, etc.), there is very little positive conversation or images of black culture especially about black men in the media. That where this movie comes into play.

IN THE MOST PROVOCATIVE BLACK FILM OF THE YEAR, JANKS MORTON PRESENTS A SEARING EXAMINATION OF THE ROLE THAT MYTHS, STEREOTYPES AND MISREPRESENTATIONS HAVE PLAYED IN THE DECIMATION OF MODERN ERA BLACK RELATIONSHIPS, AND HOW THE SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GOVERNMENT, THE MEDIA AND BLACK LEADERSHIP PERPETUATES MISINFORMATION TO FURTHER MARGINALIZE THE ROLE OF BLACK MEN IN SOCIETY.

The movie also features the spoken word artist Taalam Acey who will be in Milwaukee as part of the Stillwaters Spoken Word Show on October 19th at the Milwaukee Public Library. There is a clip of him in the movie at the site. I chose not to post it here because of the strong language. However, he does makes some interesting points. You can get the video here.

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