Monday, March 27, 2006
Friday, March 24, 2006
Hip Hop Album Releases for Mar. 14
The following new releases are available from Amazon
Boss Hog Barbarians - Every Hog Has Its Day
Country Trap Starz - Vol. 1: Texas Lifestyle
DMC - Checks Thugs & Rock N Roll
E-40 - My Ghetto Report Card
Soundtrack - Dave Chappelle's Block Party
Tame One - Spazmatic
Tommy Boy - Hip-Hop Essentials, Vol. 12
For more current releases, see Hip Hop Albums
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Got a Press Release or Other Emailable Stuff for Me?
Guess what. I don't want it. I mean, I don't want it sent to my Hip Hop Logic email. I want it sent to my Hip Hop Press email:hiphoppress(at)netweed(dot)com
If you send it there it will be considered for Hip Hop Press
and Hip Hop Logic.
If you send it to my Hip Hop Logic address, it will go unnoticed for a week or so and then maybe something will happen or maybe I'll plan on checking back later and then forget about it.
Of course, if you send it to hiphopress without the double pp, it gets dumped in some catchall that I check once a month.
Which do you prefer?
JEFF CHANG & TOURE TAKE MANHATTAN & REGIONS BEYOND...
Meet the dynamic duo of Jeff & Toure as they stumble through Manhattan,
Seattle, Portland, and Los Angeles. Toure is dropping a new anthology
of his classic hip-hop journalism, "Never Drank The Kool-Aid". Jeff is
still hawking that Can't Stop Won't Stop thing. Need more data? Check www.cantstopwontstop.com/appearances.cfm
March 22, 2006, 6:00PM
TALK WITH TOURE (Author of "Never Drank The Kool-Aid") & BOOKSIGNING ::
Hue-Man Bookstore (Harlem, NY)
March 23, 2006, 7:00PM
JOINT BOOK RELEASE PARTY WITH TOURE :: Housing Works Book Cafe (New
Special Guest: Alan Light
Music by DJ Qool Marv
Alcohol May Be Involved
March 25, 2006, 7:00PM TALK & BOOK SIGNING :: Haymarket Forum at Galapagos Art
Space (Williamsburg, NY)
March 28, 2006, 7:00PM
TALK WITH TOURE & BOOKSIGNING :: University Bookstore (Seattle, WA)
March 29, 2006, 7:30PM
TALK WITH TOURE & BOOKSIGNING :: Powell's City of Books (Portland, OR)
April 6, 2006, 7:30PM
LECTURE :: Carleton College (Minnesota)
Multicultural Speakers Series
April 29, 2006
TALK WITH TOURE & BOOKSIGNING :: Los Angeles Times Book Festival
Spread the word, fall through & bring a friend!
From Can't Stop Won't Stop.
IMPORTANT NEWS ON DR. AKOM PROFILING CASE
From Jeff Chang at Can't Stop Won't Stop
Many of you who have caught Jeff on tour this winter have heard him
talk about the case of Dr. Antwi Akom, the young San Francisco State
University professor who was arrested on his own campus while trying to pick up books from his office for a lecture. Dr. Akom's racial profiling
incident has set off shockwaves across the country.
There are new developments in the case. The good news is that the City
of San Francisco District Attorney's office has refused to press
charges against Dr. Akom, recognizing that there is no reason to pursue a
case against an innocent man. The bad news is that San Francisco State
University President Robert Corrigan has refused to recognize that his
police and hired security guards have been racially profiling faculty,
students, and staff not just in this instance, but for years.
Corrigan's official denial of the problem is bound to set yet another
bad precedent. Over the past six years, the national discussion of
racial profiling has gone backwards. During the election season of 2000,
both George W. Bush and Al Gore promised to address the issue as a central
part of their domestic policies. But after 9/11, the country has
plunged back into racial profiling, putting entire populations behind bars or
deporting them. Now our streets and communities, including our
campuses, are less safe than ever.
Here is where we begin to take a stand. Join us in renewing the fight
against racial profiling.
If you live in the Bay Area, join students and faculty at the College
of Ethnic Studies in their walkout all day on Wednesday.
And wherever you reside, we ask that you go now to the Justice 4 Akom
website and send a letter to President Corrigan and the CSU Board of
Trustees. Please forward this section of the email far and wide.
Let Corrigan, the Trustees, and those in power know that we can only
stop racial profiling by dealing with it, not by denying it exists.
For more: www.justice4akom.com
Friday, March 17, 2006
The Big Bad Beat Battle - Raleigh, NC
For more information: Big Bad Beat Battle Press Release
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Did You Hear? USC Player Gets Mindhacked During Game
Hear about the USC player that got mindhacked
? It's a great story. Earlier this month UC Bezerkely played the University of Spoiled Children, I mean, Cal played basketball with USC and won by 11 points. Part of their victory can be attributed to USC's Gabe Pruitt, whose shooting totally melted down due to a brilliant example of social engineering:When USC guard Gabe Pruitt took his first trip to the free throw line early in the game, the Cal student section hollered in unison: "VIC-TOR-IA, VIC-TOR-IA," and then yelled out a telephone number. Pruitt glanced back at the crowd in horror and bewilderment before clanking his free throws.
It turns out that a couple of mischeivous little bastards from the Cal student section had been IM'ing with Pruitt all week under the identity of "Victoria," a fictional UCLA hottie, and Pruitt was eagerly anticipating a date with this nubile co-ed back in Westwood after the game. In preparation for the date, Pruitt had handed over his digits, which the Cal student section recited back to him in unison.
Pruitt, a 79% free throw shooter this season, missed both shots after the "VIC-TOR-IA" chants began, and hit only three out of 13 shots the whole game. Cal beat USC by 11 for the season sweep, in part due to the Cal fans' devious psy-ops.
According to Bruce Schneier
, who combines multiple reports, a group of players in addition to Pruitt were planning on partying with "Victoria" after the game.SarcastiPundit
describes the scene:The look on Gabe's face when he turned to the bench after the first Victoria chant was priceless. It was unlike anything I have ever seen from a opposing player. He was in shock. It was hilarious. Transcripts of their conversation were handed out to the bench. My personal favorite quotes by Gabe: "You look like you have a very fit body." and "Now I want to c u so bad."
That's beautiful work. Reminds me of a story I've been meaning to tell to correct the historical record. Think I'll save it for a higher visibility venue and a more appropriate moment.
Thursday, March 09, 2006
Hip Hop Album Releases for Mar. 7th
The following new releases are available from Amazon
AP.9 - On The Block
Big Proof & Iron Fist Records Presents - Hand 2 Hand: Official Mixtape Instruction Manual
Capone Presents - Raza Related
Juvenile - Reality Check
Mr. Shadow - Thug Connection
Outlawz - Against All Oddz
Paris Presents - Hard Truth Soldiers Vol.1
Public Enemy - Rebirth of a Nation
Scarface - My Homies, Vol. 2
For more current releases, see Hip Hop Albums
Monday, March 06, 2006
HBO and Comcast to Host Atlanta Premiere of HBO Films' 'WALKOUT' on March 15th
Directed by Oscar(R) Nominee Edward James Olmos 'WALKOUT' Tells True Story of Seminal Moment in Hispanic Civil Rights History in the U.S.
Mexican Consul General Remedios Gomez-Arnau is Event's Honorary Host
ATLANTA, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- HBO and Comcast, in partnership with the Latin American Association and the Woodruff Arts Center's Celebrate Diversity Through the Arts Initiative, will host the Atlanta Premiere of HBO Films' WALKOUT. Mexican Consul General Remedios Gomez-Arnau, Dean of the Consular Corps, will serve as the Honorary Host. The invitation-only event will take place on Wednesday evening, March 15 at 7:30 p.m., at the Rialto Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Atlanta.
HBO Films' WALKOUT is the true story of the Chicano student uprising in East Los Angeles in 1968 where several dramatic, non-violent walkouts were staged at local high schools to protest academic prejudices and dire school conditions. The film debuts on HBO and HBO Latino on Saturday, March 18 at 8:00 p.m. (ET).
Directed by Edward James Olmos (Oscar(R) nominee for "Stand and Deliver") and set against the background of the '60s civil rights movement and worldwide youth protest, WALKOUT stars Alexa Vega (the "Spy Kids" trilogy) and Michael Pena ("Crash"). Other cast members include Efren Ramirez, Bodie Olmos, Veronica Diaz, Tonantzin Esparza, Yancey Arias and Laura Harring.
In 1967, Latino students at East LA high schools were being denied such privileges as using the bathroom facility during lunchtime or speaking Spanish in the classroom. Tired of being mistreated as second-class citizens in their own schools, the high school students, along with a group of politicized college students, decide to take their future into their own hands.
Shot in various Los Angeles locations, WALKOUT is based on the real-life experiences of executive producer Moctesuma Esparza. Growing up in East Los Angeles as one of the few Chicanos who would attend college, Esparza forged a friendship with high school student Paula Crisostomo (Alexa Vega) and young Hispanic teacher, Sal Castro (Michael Pena) which would change their lives, their community and, ultimately, Latino history. Esparza went on to become a leader in the famous Chicano Student Walkouts of 1968, for which he and 12 others were arrested, jailed and later acquitted.
The 1968 high school walkouts are widely considered to be the birth of the urban Chicano civil rights movement, which spawned a generation of activists who have gone on to make their marks in Los Angeles politics and beyond. WALKOUT is a vivid reminder that ordinary people can change the world.
Edward James Olmos (director), who was born and raised in East Los Angeles, received a Best Actor Oscar(R) nomination for "Stand and Deliver." He has also appeared in such movies as "American Me," which he also directed, "Selena," "Mi Familia," "Zoot Suit," "Wolfen," "Blade Runner," "The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca" and "The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez." Olmos' TV credits include the HBO original movie "The Burning Season," as well as "In the Time of Butterflies," "American Family" and the current series "Battlestar Galactica." He was an executive producer of the 1997 Cinemax Reel Life documentary "It Ain't Love."
Moctesuma Esparza (executive producer) was a key participant in the real- life events that inspired WALKOUT, and is portrayed in the film by Bodie Olmos, director Edward James Olmos' son. He remains active in Los Angeles politics today. His credits include "Selena," HBO's "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge," "Gettysburg," "The Cisco Kid," "The Price of Glory," "Selma, Lord Selma," "The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez," "The Milagro Beanfield War," the Emmy(R)-winning "Cinco Vidas" and the Academy Award(R)-nominated "Agueda Martinez -- Our People, Our Country."
Ernie Contreras ("Fairy Tale: A True Story") and Tim Sexton (HBO's "For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story") wrote the script; executive producers are Moctesuma Esparza ("Selena") and Bob Katz ("Gods and Generals"); producer is Lisa Bruce; co-producer is Marty Schwartz.
Friday, March 03, 2006
Lady Sovereign - Vertically Challenged
Jan Garbarek, Bobo Stenson Quartet - Dansere
M.I.A. - Arular
Keith Jarrett - My Song
Aesop Rock - Labor Days
dead prez's M-1 To Tour With Ghostface To Promote Debut Solo Album
(Brooklyn, NY February 22, 2006) One of hip-hop's rising stars and one of its most legendary figures are teaming up to take the country by storm. M-1 (of the group dead prez) will be joining Ghostface of the Wu-Tang Clan for the "Fishscale Tour."
burst into the public consciousness with the 2000 dead prez release Lets Get Free, a socially aware, politically driven masterpiece that was equally indebted to Malcolm X and Public Enemy. M-1's solo debut, Confidential, which features appearances by Q-Tip, K'naan, Cassandra Wilson, and a cut with dead prez cohort Sticman, will be released March 21st through Sotti/Koch records.
is a founding member of the Wu-Tang clan and is considered one of rap's most revered solo artists. His 1999 album Supreme Clientele was named one of the "Top 10 Albums of All Time" by VIBE Magazine. His upcoming album Fishscale will be released on March 28th.Fishscale Tour Schedule
March 5 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls
March 6 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
March 7 Detroit, MI St. Andrew's Hall
March 9 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
March 10 Chicago, IL House of Blues
March 12 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
March 13 Omaha, NE Sokol Underground
March 14 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
March 15 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theater
March 17 Denver, CO Gothic Theater
March 18 Park City, UT Suede
March 19 Boise, ID Big Easy Concert
March 21 Seattle, WA Showbox
March 22 Portland, OR Berbatti's
March 24 San Francisco, CA Mezzanine
March 25 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
March 26 San Diego, CA House of Blues
March 27 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
March 28 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
March 29 Tempe, AZ Clubhouse
March 31 Austin, TX Emo's
April 1 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
April 6 Atlanta, GA Cat's Cradle
April 8 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
April 9 Charlottesville, VA Starr Hill Music Club
April 10 Washington DC 930 Club
April 11 Baltimore, MD Sonar
April 12 New York, NY BB King's
April 18 Providence, RI Lupo's
April 19 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
April 20 New Haven, CT Toad's PlaceM-1's MySpace Page: http://www.myspace.com/m1rbg
Video for "Till We Get There" feat K'naan
Press Release from Audible Treats