Daily Archives: April 18, 2018

Beat Rabbi: Return Of The Real Hard Beat Feat. Deepspace5

Veteran hip-hop collective Deepspace5 has a new single “Return Of The Real Hard Beat” produced by their own Beat Rabbi. The group’s most recent album is The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be from 2010. Their current single is an obvious dedication to ’80s and ’90s hip-hop the latter being the time they emerged on the scene. As Beat Rabbi says, 

“There have been a lot of cool creative directions hip-hop has taken the last decade or two (and some it shouldn’t have), but sometimes a hip-hop head just wants to hear some raw beats, hard drums, and dope rhymes. That may sound cliche but at the end of the day every real hip-hop fan feels a return of the real hard beats and real rap.”


Prince Memoir Coming Out This Year

Prince’s memoir tentatively titled The Beautiful Ones will be in stores by the end of this year. Prince met with editors weeks before he died in 2016 and they made a deal. The late superstar worked with author Dan Piepenbring on the project and wrote 50 pages of the manuscript. 

Saturday, April 21st, is the 2nd anniversary of his passing and his estate is not settled. Prince’s siblings have complained to a judge that administrators have made significant money from their brother’s estate but they have not been paid. The Minnesota prosecutor will announce on Thursday if anyone will be charged in Prince’s death from an opioid overdose. 


Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years Of Jean-Michel Basquiat Trailer

 Boom For Real: The The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat is a film from Sara Driver about Basquiat’s early years before fame. Driver had access to never seen notes, photographs and works to tell the story of Basquiat’s earliest influences including New York City, hip-hop and his family history. Fab Five Freddy and Jim Jarmusch are among the people from Basquiat’s inner circle who were interviewed for the movie that debuted last year at the Toronto International Film Festival and the New York Film Festival. Boom For Real will premiere in American theaters May 11th. 


Moses Sumney Makes Directorial Debut With Video For Quarrel

Moses Sumney made his Coachella debut this past weekend and today he shares another first as a director with the video for “Quarrel.” Allie Avital co-directed the clip featuring Sumney as an exploiter of horses who puts himself into a noose to show the animals empathy and an apology. The singer will continue to tour his Aromanticism debut through the fall. 


                                             Moses Sumney Tour Dates 

4/20 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/29 – Cincinnati, OH @ Homecoming
6/1 – London, UK @ Field Day
6/2 – New York, NY @ Governor’s Ball
6/9 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
6/29 – Montreux, CH @ Montreux Jazz Festival
6/30 – Paris, FR @ Days Off
7/1 – Ewijk, NL @ Down the Rabbit Hole
7/14 – Grafenhainchen, DE @ Melt! Festival
7/15 – Rotterdam, NL @ North Sea Jazz Festival
7/21 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
7/26 – Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem
7/27 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
8/3 – Locorotondo, IT @ Locus Festival
8/4 – Katowice, PL @ Off Festival
8/7 – Vilnius, LT @ Church of St. Catherine
8/9 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
8/11 – Copenhagen, DE @ HAVEN
8/12 – Helsinki, FL @ Flow Festival
9/19 – Manchester, UK @ The Dancehouse Theatre
9/20 – Leeds, UK @ Howard Assembly Room
9/21 – London, UK @ Royal Festival Hall
9/23 – Berlin, Germany @ Funkhaus
9/25 – Goningen, Netherlands @ Nieuwe Kerk
9/26 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
9/28 – Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique Orangerie