Friday, October 15, 2010

Duck Down Music VS Blacksmith CMJ Showcase w/ Jean Grae, Pete Rock, Strong Arm Steady, Pharoahe Monch, Skyzoo & !llmind, Marco Polo w/ Torae & Ruste Juxx, Team Facelift, Boot Camp Clik ( Sean Price, Buckshot, Smif N Wessun, Heltah Skeltah & 9th Wonder and Promise
File Under: Hip hop, rap

Information on some of the artists...

Pete Rock:
He revolutionized rap production through groundbreaking studio wizardry. He made remixes matter more than the original songs. He established ad-libs as a standard recording asset. He introduced dramatic, forceful horns to rap’s sonic discussion. Pete Rock has notched these achievements during his impeccable recording, producing and remixing career, one of the most distinguished in rap history and one that includes collaborations with Nas, Common, Mary J. Blige, Ghostface Killa, Busta Rhymes, Public Enemy and Run-DMC, among many others. Showing that he remains sharp as ever, the Mount Vernon, New York rapper-producer returns with NY’s Finest, his best moment as an artist. “I called it that because I feel like that’s me,” Pete Rock explains. “I’m one of New York’s finest producers.”

Skyzoo & !llmind
A steadily emerging MC out of Brooklyn, NY, Skyzoo is quickly making a name for himself after releasing his debut album THE SALVATION in late 2009. Executive-Produced by 9th Wonder and in association with his JamLa Music Label, Skyzoo's album received critical-acclaim and was the #4 selling Independent album on his street week. With production from Just Blaze, Nottz, Black Milk, DJ Premier and 9th Wonder, his catalog of music converts nicely to the stage.

Promise Shepherd is a Canadian Hip hop artist known for his conceptual songwriting and potent lyrical content that focuses primarily on life, love and the consciousness of mankind. Managed by artist management firm S4 Entertainment Promise's world premiere boasts guest appearances by Rhymefest, Tonex, Montell Jordan, Elzhi of Slum Village, Royce Da 5'9, Really Doe, GLC, Award-winning poets J. Ivy, Malik Yusef and many more.

Pharoahe Monch "Shine" feat. Mela Machinko (prod. by Diamond D) by duckdown

Check out the Duckdown vs. Blacksmith CMJ Showcase on Tuesday, October 19th. To purchase tickets, click here !

Eli "Paperboy" Reed
File Under: pop, blues, soul

On his major label debut, Come and Get It, Reed proves to be the life of a soulful, sweaty party in which everyone eventually gets dragged onto the dance floor. As a performer, Reed approaches each song with nothing less than utter conviction; he’s as authentically gritty as he is ingratiatingly sexy. Reed incorporates the feel of classic R&B and soul into a largely self-penned, 12-song set, produced with Mike Elizondo, the bassist-turned-producer whose credits include, among others, Eminem, Pink, Gwen Stefani and Fiona Apple. Admirers have likened Reed to such luminaries as Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett; the Boston Herald called him “Boston’s answer to Sam Cooke.” But he’s not merely trying to recreate a sound; Reed is channeling his influences and inspirations into making something all his own.

Come check out the Eli "Paperboy" Reed CMJ showcase w/ Nicky Egan and Tristen @ LPR on Thursday, October 21st! To purchase tickets, click here.

Frankradio x Babygrande x iHipHop Distribution Official 2010 CMJ Showcase featuring w/ The GZA of Wu-Tang, DJ Premier, Tabi Bonney, Trademark da Skydiver, Marz Lovejoy, Polyester the Sant, Lavish, Rocky Business, Christian Rich and DJ Jasmine Solano
File Under: hip hop, rap

Information about some of the artists...

True genius can not be rushed. In the case of the legendary lyricist GZA, time has always been on his side. With Pro Tools, GZA’s latest release and fifth solo album courtesy of renowned indie Babygrande Records, the masterful MC adds yet another lyrically stunning LP to his rich musical catalogue. For the past 15 years, GZA has been stretching the sensibility of modern-day hip-hop with his finely crafted, thought provoking wordplay which he credits to his willingness to delve deep into the written word.

DJ Premiere
There's an old saying: Rap is something you do; hip-hop is something you live. No truer words have been used to describe this music and culture. And no individual more truly embodies the second part of this maxim than DJ Premier-turntable technician, producer, and now, record label founder. Borne out of his daily operation to restore skills, soul and integrity to hip hop (ingredients that have been sorely neglected in recent times), Year Round Incorporated, DJ Premier's very own independent record label, is finally now a reality.

"I've always felt that it's important to have a name-whether it's my publishing, production company or email address-that has some real meaning to it," says Premier of how he christened his imprint. "'Year Round' describes me fully because I'm always working."

Join us for the Frankradio x Babygrande x iHipHop Distribution Official 2010 CMJ Showcase @ LPR on Thursday, October 21st. To purchase tickets, click here!

File Under: punk, ska

Fishbone is an alternative rock band that plays a fusion of ska, punk rock, reggae, funk, heavy metal and more. The band was formed in 1979 in the ghettos of South Central Los Angeles by Angelo Moore, also known as "Dr. Madd Vibe" (vocals, saxophones ranging from sopranino to bass, and theremin); Kendall Jones (guitar); John Norwood Fisher (bass); Philip "Fish" Fisher (drums); "Dirty" Walter A. Kibby II (vocals, trumpet); and Chris Dowd (keyboards, trombone). The group came from the same Los Angeles scene that spawned the Minutemen, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane's Addiction.

Don't forget to check out FISHBONE @ LPR on Friday, October 22nd. To purchase tickets, click here.

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