Daily Archives: January 21, 2011

MTV2 Sucker Free Sunday w/ Cymarshall Law x Freedom Express Line Out Now

anuary 20, 2011 – NewJersey: THIS Sunday, check out Cymarshall Law on MTV2’s Sucker Free Sunday, airing 11AM & 11PM, EST. He has been working very hard putting the finishing touches on his awaited Pete Rock tribute mixtape “Hip Hop In the Soul Brother #1”, coming soon! In the meantime, he gives his fans a mean 16 and will be dropping a few more visuals from his Freedom Express Line album (Sony/XOXO) out NOW!

Animations and video created by www.lapartdureve.com.

Cymarshall Law & The Beatnikz – Freedom Express Line

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Rah Digga – “Solidified” (Khrysis Remix)

With a Los Angeles performance last night and “Straight Spittin’ 4.5” still fresh in listeners’ ears, Rah Digga is right back to work, dropping the latest remix from Classic, her highly lauded sophomore album released late last year. This remix, for the song “Solidified,” finds the Jersey representative teaming up with North Carolina producer Khrysis, who, in addition to making up one half of the group The Away Team, has worked with artists including Little Brother, Skyzoo, Jean Grae, Sean Price, Masta Ace, and more. While the vocals remain in tact for this particular remix, Khrysis breathes new life into the song. While the original, produced by Nottz, who handled production duties for the entirety of Classic, features a smattering of funk guitar chops, rolling bass, and syncopated drums, Khrysis gives the song a more pronounced backbeat, utilizing a mix of piano chops, synths, and steady drums, all the while allowing Digga’s lyrics shine.

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Chali 2NA Announces Western Tour Dates

This February, Chali 2na hits the road with accompanying live band for a seven-date tour throughout the West. The former Jurassic 5 mic-wielderand his ensemble plan to amp up tracks from his latest album Fish Market Part 2 (released this past June on Decon Records) to audiences in several states. DJ Dez Andres mixed and produced the album that includes reggae vocalist Tanya Stephens, New York MC J-Live, and even dub step maven Rusko. Chali’s active touring schedule ambitiously parallels his musical innovation, reluctant to stagnate physically or artistically by hitting the road and exploring the boundaries of independent hip-hop.

The “Concrete Schoolyard” denizen kicks off the string of dates in San Francisco at the legendary Fillmore and continues on through Idaho, Montana, Utah and Colorado before packing up the band and heading overseas for more shows. On this outing Chali and crew will be playing support to Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe with the tour package combining in Salt Lake City and Denver to open for Public Enemy! Smack-dab in the middle of February, audiences will have the opportunity to grab their Valentine (or lonely box of chocolates) and fall in love with live hip-hop all over again.

CHALI 2NA TOUR DATES

Feb 12 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Feb 14 – Ketchum, ID – Whiskey Jacques
Feb 15 – Missoula, MT – The Top Hat
Feb 16 – Bozeman, MT – Emerson Theater
Feb 17 – Victor, ID – Knotty Pine
Feb 18 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
Feb 19 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater

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