Daily Archives: July 6, 2011

Common’s New Single “Ghetto Dreams” Available On iTunes

Grammy Award winning rapper, actor and activist Common released his first single “Ghetto Dreams” featuring hip-hop’s elite Nas from his forthcoming album “The Dreamer, The Believer” on iTune’s today following stellar reviews from fans and the online community. Buy links as follows:



“Ghetto Dreams” serves up gritty analogies for those persons aspiring to better than their current situations. “I decided to write about ghetto dreams just in a way that was raw,” Common told MTV News. “I almost approached it like I was a character because I don’t smoke cigarettes and blah, blah, blah. But I still was talking abut those things ’cause it’s like, if I step in the shoes of myself and my other friends and people that just dream about higher things coming from a tougher place. I told it in respect to the relationship I got with my lady, it’s ill. It’s not a love song or none of that; it’s just raw. It’s ill lyrics man, I’m telling you.”


Legendary Visual Artist Bernard Stanley Hoyes Opens Studio for Rummage Sale

Los Angeles – L.A. culture icon, Bernard Stanley Hoyes is opening the doors of his private art studio and announcing an art rummage sale on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24, 2011 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 p.m. Considering the fact that Oprah Winfrey, Natalie Cole, Steve Harvey, Keenan Ivory Wayans and the National Urban League are among his collectors, this is a sale not to be missed.


Evidence Announces New Album

Evidence, the producer/MC who won praise and adoration of fans globally as a member of the venerable LA outfit Dilated Peoples, is primed to release his second solo full-length, Cats & Dogs, on Rhymesayers Entertainment on September 27th. With lyrical contributions from Slug of Atmosphere, Raekwon, Aloe Blacc, Prodigy, Aesop Rock, Krondon and more, Cats & Dogs is a feral demonstration of boom-bap instrumental sensibility underlying gully rhyme schemes.


Mystic’s Grammy Nominated Debut Makes Digital Debut

July 31, 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of when the seminal Bay Area artist Mystic released her debut album, Cuts for Luck and Scars for Freedom. For this album, Mystic received a great deal of critical acclaim, including a Grammy Nomination and a BET Nomination. She was embraced by people all over the world who connected with her personal stories of pain, love, and healing.


Meshell Ndegeocello & Mark Kelley-Lady Cab Driver (Live On The Greene Space)

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Meshell Ndegeocello and Mark Kelley performed a sedate version of Prince’s “Lady Cab Driver” at The Jerome L. Greene Space in NYC on June 17th.