Daily Archives: August 18, 2011

Stalley Announces Re-Release Of Lincoln Way Nights, Shares A New Video For “Chevys & Space Ships”

The big bearded Massillon, OH rapper Stalley has been holding it down for his home state for some time now. Odds are you won’t catch him without the crooked Cleveland “C” on his fitted. At this point his pride for Ohio has become as much of a trademark as his beard. Now, to celebrate the place that he calls home once more, Stalley is releasing a reworked edition of his much-lauded February Lincoln Way Nights mixtape as a proper album this fall through SMC/Fontana.

SMC/Fontana’s release of Lincoln Way Nights will be the first time the album is available physically. The new version of Lincoln Way Nights has been fully remastered, complete with new songs and track listing. Full details of the release to come shortly.

To celebrate news of the re-release with SMC/Fontana, Stalley has dropped a new music video for Lincoln Way Nights cut “Chevys & Space Ships”, directed by Illusive Media (Shomi Patwary and Robbie Elliott). For more Stalley info visit www.stalley330.com

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8/20 Cincinnati, OH – Fountain Squaure
8/26 Chicago, IL – Double Door
8/27 Toronto, ONT – Beat Battle
8/28 Tacoma, WA – Grit City Fest
9/2 Denver, CO – Casselman’s
9/3 Akron, OH – Akron Hip Hop Showcase
9/30 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live w/ Big K.R.I.T. / LEP Bogus Boys


Kyle Rapps – “Love Love 2” Ft. KRS-One & Homeboy Sandman (Air Redux)

Kyle Rapp’s On Air mixtape will be released for free download on August 29th. A week later, on September 6th, Kyle is inviting all New York-based fans out to celebrate with him at Southpaw in Brooklyn. The show, kicking off at 8pm, will be hosted by Homeboy Sandman, while DJ DP One will be spinning classic and contemporary hip-hop, funk, and soul throughout the evening. In addition to Kyle’s headlining set, the show will feature performances from Y-Love & Diwon, Rasheed Chappell, Silent Knight, and Aaron Cohen, along with live burlesque performances by Calamity Chang. Kyle will also be using the occasion to premier the video for “Universe Traveler,” On-Air’s Talib Kweli-featuring lead single. Tickets for the show are $10.

On September 3rd, Kyle will be performing at this years New York leg of Rock The Bells, performing on the Grind Time Stage. Fans should continue to check KyleRapps.com, where additional details on Kyle’s Rock The Bells performance will be announced going forward.

Download “Love Love 2” here.


Aceyalone Announces September Tour Dates

Los Angeles rap veteran Aceyalone is taking to the road this September with Project Blowed affiliate Riddlore and MC Homeless. A legend of the genre, Aceyalone’s contributions to hip-hop include two stellar albums with Freeestyle Fellowship as well as collaborative indie-label releases with Project Blowed and The A-Team. His 1995 Capital records solo debut, All Balls Don’t Bounce was a watershed moment for hip-hop, introducing a unique West Coast aesthetic to the tail-end of the Native Tongues-era rap dialogue. Since then Acey has repeatedly released records that defy pigeonholing, developing a catalog mired in dense lyricism, playful instrumentals and a casual swagger.

This tour will prep audiences for the new Freestyle Fellowship album The Promise dropping on Decon October 11th.

Aceyalone September Tour Dates:

Sept 2nd – Now Thats Class – Cleveland, Ohio
Sept 3rd – Lemon Grove – Youngstown, Ohio
Sept 4th – Monkey House – Winooski,Vermont
Sept 5th – Mercury Lounge – New York, New York
Sept 6th – Cafe 9 – New Haven, Connecticut w/Ceschi
Sept 7th – Big Easy – Portland, Maine
Sept 8th – Brickhouse – Dover, New Hampshire w/PT Burnem


Icebird (rjd2 and Aaron Livingston) – “Going And Going. And Going” (Illvibe and rjd2 Remixes)

Two weeks ago, we got the first taste of Icebird, the new collaborative project from producer rjd2 and singer-songwriter Aaron Livingston, with the lead single from the duo’s upcoming album, The Abandoned Lullaby. The song, “Going and Going. And Going,” is pushed forward by rj’s dynamic guitar- and drum-driven production, an instrumental mix that plays against Aaron’s gritty, soul-filled vocals and witty lyrics.

Now, Icebird is excited to release two official remixes for the single, one helmed by rj and the other by Mr. Sonny James of the Illvibe Collective. “I always liked how 12 inch releases back in the ’90s had multiple remixes of the same song,” explains rj on his motivation behind the dual offering. “Fans could choose and debate, argue the different versions and which they liked more.”

While the original was all soul, rj’s remix kicks things off drastically different, with a bending synth line, eclectic percussion, and sample chops that build alongside a bevy of heavy drums for a rock-filled track that will likely remind fans of rj’s work on the now classic Since We Last Spoke. For the second remix, Icebird reached out to Mr. Sonny James of the Illvibe Collective, who brought the track new life – and a bit of island flair. “The Illvibe remix does a great job to really re-envision the track in a dub style,” remarks rj. “When that beat drops, it was the last thing I expected, but it’s a great groove; the Hammond organ – it really makes sense with original.”

Download “Going And Going. And Going” (rjd2 Remix) here.

Download “Going And Going. And Going” (Illvibe Remix) here.


TSOPSOULRADIO.COM: New 24-hour Digital Pipeline for Massive ‘Sound of Philadelphia’ Song Catalogue of Gamble, Huff & Bell

PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 18, 2011) – Worldwide fans of the legendary “Sound of Philadelphia” now have equal reason to look to the future as well as the past during this year’s 40th anniversary celebration of Philadelphia International Records (PIR), as the label launches globally its online radio station, TSOPSoulRadio.com.