So apparently Joey Bada$$ is helping out with the designing of some of Ecko’s new line…no idea how this happened but good for him!
This is interesting…
The Village Voice recently sat down with The Brown Bag AllStars to talk about their experiences at the legendary Fat Beats NY record store. Check out the full interview below:
Read “The Brown Bag Allstars Remember Their Days Behind Fat Beats’ Counter” HERE
“Message from Mello Music Group:
The artist collective known as The Black Opera continues to expand it’s consciousness – this time releasing both an audio demonstration and a video game for the song “Monsters & Robots” produced by Astronote. Play the game and share to unlock a free download. All of this in anticipation of the physcial manifestation of the critically acclaimed project “EnterMission.”
Message from THE BLACK OPERA:
Those familiar with The Black Opera know that WE encourage any & all to Enter: Act with US. Whether it be Sonically, through Social Media, or through Live Demonstrations. Now WE present to YOU a New Way, through video game play with OUR new timeless game “Monsters & Robots”. Those not familiar with TBO can still enjoy this digital world WE have created in game form, for YOUR visual & audio pleasure.”
Play the game HERE
Stop by 285 Kent in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to rock out with The Boombox Family for Nitty Scott’s Official Boombox Diaries Vol. 1 EP Listening party. The party kicks off at 8pm with special guest DJ’s LARGE PROFESSOR, Audible Doctor and DistroLord.
285 Kent Ave (btwn S. 2nd St & S. 3rd Street)
“Honing in on the modern man’s struggle, Journalist 103 uses his words to paint vivid pictures of peril, inspiration and overcoming hardship. As the lyricist behind The Left’s critically acclaimed 2010 opus, “Gas Mask,” Journalist maneuvered through obscurity and rose to infamy as one of Detroit’s most celebrated narrators. Throughout the years, he has shared the mic with legends such as Kool G Rap and even lent his voice to the opening track on Proof’s out-of-print Detroit classic and now collector’s item, “Electric Coolaid Acid Testing.”
As his name suggests, Journalist 103 is able to articulate his point of view like a true professional, never relying on cheap frills to captivate listeners. “Journalist is a perfectly-titled MC because his raps have no gimmicks….but keep the listener coming back for more because they’re expertly-arranged, compellingly delivered, and contain real substance,” declares RapReviews.com. The past two years have been incredible for Journalist, as his album alongside producer Apollo Brown and DJ Soko, collectively known as The Left, garnered a 92 (out of 100) from OkayPlayer.com, reached the number 1position on KevinNottingham.com’s staff picks for the Top 10 Albums of the Year, and has earned select spots in both DJ Premier and HipHopDX’s rankings for top albums of 2010.
Journalist 103 continues his investigative report on the human psyche and charters new territory on his solo debut, Reporting Live to be released via Babygrande Records. “It is definitely a privilege and an honor to be putting this album out on Babygrande Records” remarks Journalist. “Sharing the Roster with the likes of Freeway and the legendary GZA makes everything up to this point all worth the while” he adds. Featuring guest appearances from Freeway, Saigon & Fashawn, and production from Snowgoons, Apollo Brown, Oddisee, The Audible Doctor, and more, Journalist 103 returns to boast lyrics straight from the headlines of an eye-opening periodical.
The album’s first single, “Danger” is produced by the notorious Detroit beat battler Marc Byrd and features Philadelphia legend, Freeway. “Danger” is a room-filling banger that showcases Journalist and Freeway trading verses, heeding a warning of the severity of street life.
Journalist 103’s solo debut, Reporting Live will hit stores worldwide on October 30, 2012 via Babygrande Records.”
Download the joint HERE