Daily Archives: September 29, 2010

Afro-Punk Star Tamar-kali talks Black Rock Music w/ NPR, Wall Street Journal & Dr. Michael Eric Dyson

(Los Angeles, California – September 29, 2010) Tamar-kali’s hard-rocking brand of outsider art leaped from every track on her 2005 solo EP, Geechee Goddess Hardcore Warrior Soul, enchanting listeners with its melody, while delivering a swift kick to the gut with its incisive emotional core. Five years later her first full-length release, Black Bottom, packs an even harder punch as audiences are invited to gaze deeper into the mind of a woman who refers to her music as “classical experimental” and “aggressive melodic rock.” She says, “I believe that the ‘Black Rock’ label is another obstacle for artists like myself. For all intents and purposes it continues to marginalize black artists to a group defined by race as opposed to genre.”


Mixtape: A3C Partners With SMKA For Part One Of Official 2010 A3C Mixtape + New Showcase Announcements

(September 29, 2010 – Brooklyn, NY) The 2010 A3C Hip-Hop Festival is fast approaching. Kicking off Thursday, October 7th, the two-night, three-day festival will feature a number of exciting panel discussions and performances from a who’s-who of rappers — legends and up-and-comers, alike, will be rounding out the festival’s performance schedule.


Marsha Ambrosius Album Cover

Looking the most glamourous we’ve ever seen her is Marsha Ambrosius on the cover of her solo project Late Nights & Early Morning in stores November 9th. If you haven’t heard the remix on her first single “I Hope She Cheats On You” with Maino and Fabolous you can download it here.


Black Milk-Welcome (Gotta Go)

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“Welcome (Gotta Go)” is the second video from Black Milk’s Album Of The Year. Black Milk’s videos are bringing needed visuals of Detroit at an important time because the world must remember and understand that Detroit is still an artistic city with its own rhythm inspiring people like him. The sparseness of the video is powerful because it forces the audience to think about the city and his connection to it. Flashy cars, women and a posse would’ve distracted from the reality that Detroit is
experiencing economic hardships and political corruption but is also culturally rich.

All the bad press around Detroit’s economic status and political corruption were making a lot of people think that Detroit had nothing to offer but Motown Records and Eminem. Despite the druddery and death of J.Dilla, Detroit’s creative pulse is thriving.



Jay King to Tribute Dick Griffey With Special Radio Show

Los Angeles – Inndustry veteran, radio personality and music producer Jay King had the distinct honor of holding court with music mogul Dick Griffey days before he passed away on September 24, 2010. Not realizing his role model was living his last days, King had initially planned to pay homage to Griffey on his BlogTalkRadio show, “The Way I See It” with a show entitled “Honoring Mr. Griffey as a Living Legend.” That show will air this Sunday, October 3 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm pst on www.blogtalkradio.com/jay-king and the title of the show will remain the same. Explains King, “We believe Mr. Griffey is still alive through his music and many contributions to the community.”