So on Saturday just gone, The Movement Fam finally had our first official gig as a crew, and the first gig of 2009. Boom. Although it was billed as a Cee & Bekah gig, the whole crew was in effect for the whole show, which was dope for the stage dynamics.
Big shouts to Cam at Blue Tile Lounge for reaching out and putting us on. We took the early time slot as we haven't rocked a gig since The Evelyn gig back in May 2008 (peep The Movement Fam YouTube page for the video).
The gig went real well though. Shouts to everyone who rolled through, we had a decent little crowd for the 9pm slot. The whole thing was filmed so we'll work out a way to get the highlights on YouTube shortly. Stay tuned for more shows in 2009...
Man I am truly glad to be back on it again....it's a new year and time to improve from the year before.
Wrap up of this weeks news:
Lil' Wayne is in the process of making an album that is going to be completely rock. He is doing this project to throw folks off like Kanye did with the '808's and Heartbreak' album.
Rumors have been flying that Jermaine Dupri has been relived of his duties as President of Island Records Urban Music, a division of Def Jam. All of the projects he was in charge of flopped, including Janet Jackson's latest album.
Comedian Katt Williams just signed a deal with Warner Brother to distribute the audio from the super funny DVD 'It's Pimpin' Pimpin''.
Travis of the Gym Class Heroes just got signed by T-Pain's label Nappy Boy.
Albums looking forward to in 2009: Tanya Morgan - Brooklynati Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot Mickey Factz Outkast
Feeling giving today...so here's some more free music for y'all, once again, courtesy of the good folks in blog world who love to share this sorta shit. Props.
This joint is solid as hell. Straight up, quality underground Hip Hop from Ill Poetic, Reef The Lost Cauze and E, who all took time out from their recent tours to bang this cut out. Plus Eternia, who sets the track off right, is a close friend of Bekah and myself so anything with her name attached grabs our attention. Dope, dope shit.
Well I have been doing this lil segment for The Edutainment Hip Hop Show based out of Knoxville, TN hosted my cousin Rapper BT and Drop Knowledge for almost a year. It has been great and I now want to bring the show to the internet for the good people in Cyberspace. Every week I will be posting a summary of the major events that happened during the week in hip hop. Audio will be available......well most of the time!!!
Hip Hop News for the Week of Dec 14th 2008
The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) has decided to stop suing folks that pirate music from the internet via Napster, Limewire, and other P2P networks. Years ago I am sure everyone remembers when the record industry starting going after people that were downloading and sharing vast amounts of music. Despite their efforts to scare people into stopping their pirating, it got worse. Now in order to curve these pirates, the RIAA has decided to team up with Internet Service Providers to cut off or slow down offenders internet connection. Smart idea....no net means no music. Finally, they got something right.
Slum Village is talking about reuniting to do another album. After J-Dilla's untimely death, the group seemed to dissolve with everyone going their seperate ways to concentrate on solo projects. In '09 we will see what happens....I will keep you posted on that!!!!
Top Albums of 08
Kanye West - 808 and Heartbreaks Young Jeezy - The Recession T.I. - Paper Trail Ludacris - Theater to the Mind Common - Universal Mind Control Drake - The Comeback Season Jean Grae - Jeanius Lil Wayne - The Carter 3 Elzhi - The Preface
1988 was the realest year in history. So where were you?
We all know where Mick Boogie was. Conceptualizing this remix album, that's where.
UK soulstress Adele, whose album '19' was definitely one of my favourite albums this year hands down, has been gratuitously remixed by Mick Boogie and friends, utilising Hip Hop classics from 1988 - and it works.
As opposed to just a mashup, it's a full remix LP that even includes dope guest spots from cats like Nalege (of Kidz In The Hall) and Big Pooh (Little Brother). Here's the tracklisting:
1) Chasing 1988: The Intro (f/ 6th Sense) 2) Day Dreams (nVMe Remix) 3) Tired (6th Sense Remix) 4) First Love (Remot Remix f/ Naledge) 5) My Same (Garbs Infinite Remix) 6) Melt My Heart To Stone (Kickdrums Remix f/ Big Pooh) 7) Cold Shoulder (Garbs Infinite Remix) 8) Right As Rain (nVMe Remix) 9) Make You Feel My Love (Remot Remix)
The Movement Fam done moved up in the world. Thanks to the homie J. Master in NYC, we now have an official regular blog on www.Loud.com. That's right, folks.
'Movin' Up From Down Under' (Week #1) details the struggles, successes, trials, tribulations, thoughts, learnings, ponderings and blatant self-promotion of a bunch of Australian Soul/Hip Hop artists trying to crack North America.
This first post actually went up in early November but I only found out today! There's a couple more already written in the vaults so they shouldn't be too far behind.
This is a short video of my cousin BT (rapper, game announcer, sports show host, and student). BT is holding it down for Prep Extra, a weekly show that airs every Friday night on the local Knoxville news to highlight the high school football and basketball teams in Knoxville and the surrounding areas.
You also can catch him hosting the dopest college radio show in all the land The Edutainment Hip Hop Show every Saturday night from 9p.m. to 12a.m.EST (http://www.wutkradio.com). Also stay tuned for the weekly download for my news segment that I deliver every Saturday on the show.
This guy can be credited with helping me keep the faith in hip hop and keeping the grind going on this music ish.