Daily Archives: August 12, 2010

Slum Village “Villa Manifesto” Webisode 6: In The Lab Part 6


Slum in the studio keeping the web journal going. I guess Elzhi is no longer part of the group?


Usher Talks About MJ And His New Project

Usher really is one of the heirs to Michael Jackson’s legacy. It is nice to have someone who has achieved his success but maintained artistic integrity. How cool is it that he learned Mandarin?


The Niceguys Prepare Release Of Debut LP, The Show + MP3

(August 12, 2010 – Brooklyn, NY) The Niceguys, a four-man Houston-based hip-hop group with southern roots and musical sensibilities that stretch far beyond the city’s limits, are excited to announce the release of their debut full-length, The Show. The album, being offered both as a free download and through digital retailers, will be available September 28, 2010 via 265 Pro/The Pi Group.


Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble “Someday We’ll All Be Free” feat Bilal

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On July 23rd, 2010 the city of Los Angeles was blessed with a FREE concert of the Miguel Atwood-Ferguson ensemble. For this special evening, Miguel assembled an all-star cast of musicians and special guests including Flying Lotus, Aloe Blacc, Chris ‘Daddy’ Dave, Stephen ‘Thundercat’ Bruner and Bilal. Miguel has gained recognition as of late for his work on Mochilla’s “Suite for Ma Duke” project, where he arranged and conducted music of the late J. Dilla for a full orchestra.
Bilal’s Airtight’s Revenge will be released on September 14th on Plug Research.

Free track:

Recorded live in Los Angeles at Grand Performances, California Plaza July 23, 2010.

Produced by:
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson

Co-Produced by:
Andrew Lojero

Recording & Mixing Engineer:
Benjamin Tierney

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble:
Bilal (vocals)
Flying Lotus (laptop)
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (violin)
Evan Francis (flute)
Dontae Winslow (trumpet)
Joey Dosik (alto sax)
Kamasi Washington (tenor sax)
Garrett Smith (trombone)
Rebekah Raff (harp)
Marcel Camargo (guitar)
Brandon Coleman (keys)
Stephen ‘Thundercat’ Bruner (bass)
Chris ‘Daddy’ Dave (drums)
Nikki Campbell (percussion)

Azul Amaral
Mike Park