Daily Archives: October 13, 2014

PRhyme (DJ Premier & Royce Da 5′ 9″)-Courtesy


“Courtesy” is the first song from the DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9″ PRhyme album coming out December 9th.


The Rebirth Is Releasing New Single This Is Coming To


The Rebirth made an impression on the soul underground 10 years ago with their single, “This Journey In” and the subsequent album. After being hailed by various tastemakers they took a hiatus and have returned with their new single, “This Is Coming To.” The song will be released October 21st ahead of their next full-length album, Being Thru The Eyes Of A Child.The Los Angeles-based band is in the middle of their Indiegogo campaign in support of the new album and you can hear snippets of it while viewing the different tiers of perks.


Mayer Hawthorne Covers Rihanna’s Stay

Mayer Hawthorne covers Rihanna’s “Stay” and he chose to do his take on the tune because as he says, “It’s one of the best pop songs that’s been written in the past decade.” He recorded the song in Wisconsin during the same time he covered Lorde’s “Royals.”


Hasan Salaam-Jericho Feat. Immortal Technique & Hezekiah

“Jericho” is the first single from Hasam Saalam’s upcoming Life In Black and White. Immortal Technique has a guest appearance on the song and Hezekiah is the producer on Salaam’s rant about racism and the abuse of power. Life In Black and White comes out October 28th.


National Black Programming Consortium Launches Webinar Wednesdays For Producers, Filmmakers


NEW YORK (October 13, 2014)—National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), the nation’s primary presenter of stories about the Black experience on public media, has launched a series of webinars on various aspects of producing serial nonfiction broadcast content and nonfiction and fiction webisodic content for public media. Webinar Wednesdays, which features free training sessions by successful producers, is part of the Harlem-based nonprofit’s new funding initiative, NBPC 360.

NBPC 360 is an incubator designed to identify innovative storytellers and to generate quality serial, digital and multiplatform content for public media outlets, including the Web. Producers will compete for funding and the chance to work with veteran producers to develop their series pilots. Up to 10 projects will be selected through an open call for the NBPC 360 inaugural class, with the final three entering the incubator, where they will be assigned a mentor and put through a boot camp—six weeks of intense, hands-on training and preparation for the pitch and pilot phases of the program. With help from an assigned executive producer and/or a producing station—as well as $50,000 to $150,000 in development funds from NBPC—the final three will each produce a pilot over the next four to six months. The three producing teams, together with NBPC, will then pursue broadcast and distribution opportunities for the programs.