Daily Archives: January 27, 2010
(Toronto, Canada-1/27/2010) – WIDEawake-Deathrow Entertainment LLC announces their first release of 2010. Kurupt “Down and Dirty” is set to hit shelves, February 9th. Hip Hop artist, Kurupt keeps the underground faithful. After appearing on such classic albums as the “Murder Was The Case” Soundtrack, “Doggystyle,” “All Eyez On Me,” and his group effort “Dogg Food” with long time co-conspirator Daz Dillinger, Kurupt set a high bar for West Coast verbal assassins. Praised by both 2pac and Biggie, Kurupt kept the politics at bay always moving forward releasing four solo albums between 1998 and 2005. The tracks on “Down and Dirty” were recorded in 2002 and 2003 during “Tha Row Era”. This collection includes 17 rare recordings and 4 never before released tracks including collaborations with Kokane, Danny Boy, and Petey Pablo affirming that Kurupt’s talent and influence is undeniable. There is only one Kurupt and he has proven over the last two decades to be not only a survivor but undeniably one of the most important hip hop artists of our time. Don’t be left out. The first hit single off this album is “Stalkin”
Long Island, NY — January 28, 2010 – Elite Gudz is proud to present the first in series of videos starring graffiti’s most iconic and prolific artists as they join the ranks as official Concrete Immortalz.
Starting with the ambassador for New York graffiti, COPE2 gave us his thoughts on Immortalz creator Phetus, the comic and topped it off by destroying a section of the Concrete Immortalz mural.
Multiple Grammy winning artist Ziggy Marley, and Tuff Gong Worldwide present “Dancehall Originators Vol 1,” the first in a new series of dancehall reggae albums designed to pay homage to the groundbreaking original artists that paved the way for dancehall artists today. The album, which will be released on February 2nd, features tracks by Chaka Demus, Yellow Man and Buju Banton, among others (track list below).
In 1992, producer/songwriter Phillip Smart, founder of Long Island’s HC&F Studios, created the scorching “Hot This Year” riddim, whose bouncy keyboard riffs and resounding bass were considered groundbreaking at the time.