Monthly Archives: April 2008

20 Years of YO! MTV Raps + New Orleans Jazz Fest

May Flowers and Blooms as we revamp our social pages with our new Myspace.com/Fusicology and Fusicology.Imeem.com pages + new videos on our VIMBY.com page (VideoInMyBackYard).

VIMBY and PUMA have joined forces to bring you an original 5 part webisode series focused on the 20 year anniversary of YO! MTV Raps with videos rolling out every few days. Episode 1 up live with Fab Five Freddy | Episode 2: Ricky Powell | Episode 3: Dr. Revolt | Episode 4: Fable & Walt Frazier | Episode 5: Fab Five Freddy’s Wrap Up

Limited edition screen prints from LA vs. WAR artists available now, with all proceeds from the sale of these prints going towards the cost of producing the show – Support & Purchase | Details + Photos

Starting today, May 1st thru May 4th, peep Fusicology’s “Dirty Dozen” New Orleans Jazz Fest Party Guide

JUNE 13 – 15: 2nd Annual I Got Soul (IGS) Conference, Dallas adds to their roster: Host: Malcolm Jamal Warner, plus live performers: Sy Smith, Anthony David & Lina.

KRS One, LA vs War, Big Boi & Black Spade

Hip Hop artist and activist, KRS One, demonstrates incredible restraint after overzealous fan throws bottle at a New Haven, CT nightclub, striking the icon in the face and fracturing his right hand. By doctor’s orders, all performance and lecture dates have been postponed until after May 1, 2008 | Full Story. On a positive note, KRS One & DJ Premier’s “Criminal Minded ’08 (Smirnoff Signature Mix)” video is now available exclusively on SmirnoffSignatureMixSeries.com

LA vs WAR highlights the travesty of a senseless war now going into its 6th year, giving LA artists a platform to exercise their freedom of speech. Hundreds of artists 2 weeks ago 4/10-4/13 represented the diverse communities united in delivering a universal message of peace and understanding, and offering resistance and opposition to the US government’s war policies. Event Details + Photos

Om Hip Hop presents Black Spade – brand new links to download some new material fresh out of the studio. American Gangsta Remixes | I’d Rather feat. Coultrain

Big Boi returns with a crazy new track “Royal Flush” feat. Andre 3000 and Raekwon. The track is from his forthcoming solo album “Sir Luscious Leftfoot… Son of Chico Dusty.” Windows Media Player | Stream It

April 25 – May 4: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival | Featured Events

JUNE 13 – 15: 2nd Annual I Got Soul (IGS) Conference, Dallas adds to their roster: Host: Malcolm Jamal Warner plus live performers Sy Smith, Anthony David & Lina.

Earth Day, Bomb It Movie, Truth Universal

This Tuesday, April 22, is EARTH DAY. What will YOU be doing? Join The Roots, Me’Shell, Ziggy Marley, thousands more @ a Green Apple Music Festival near you this Sunday, April 20! Full Story & Check for YOUR city… here

Award winning director Jon Reiss‘ new documentary, Bomb It, a global graffiti film, premieres around the country starting NOW.

Reiss traveled to 5 continents and interviewed almost 200 artists. Personalities such as Cornbread, Lady Pink, KRS One, Shepard Fairey, Os Gemeos, and others share their lives with the camera. “Globally comprehensive as well as politically relevant. At the core of the film is a poignant social statement about public space and the war being waged for it…” (IGN.com).

The 93-minute film screens across the country this spring and Docurama Films will release it on DVD May 27th. US Dates & Info | Trailer | Photos | Blog

New Orleans kicks out the latest in its Hip Hop genius with the release of NOLA-native MC, Truth Universal‘ s “Self Determination” debut full-length effort this week. This album, featuring guest spots from Doodlebug of Digable Planets, Stic Man of Dead Prez, Symbolyc One of Strange Fruit Project, NOLA’s rising soul singer, Tondrae Kemp, among others, is available right now exclusively via Truth Universal Music. Get your limited-time-only FREE download of the singles Black Culture” and “What It’s Bout” now! Read more….

MC Truth Universal drops his 1st full-length project!

New Orleans kicks out the latest in its Hip Hop genius with the release of NOLA-native MC, Truth Universal‘s “Self Determination” debut full-length effort this week. This album, featuring guest spots from Doodlebug of Digable Planets, Stic Man of Dead Prez, Symbolyc One of Strange Fruit Project, NOLA’s rising soul singer, Tondrae Kemp, among others, is available right now exclusively @ <strong><a href=”http://truthuniversal.com/buysd.html“target=”_blank”>Truth Universal Music</a></strong>. Get your limited-time-only FREE download of the singles <strong><a href=”http://www.zshare.net/audio/914898418547b0/ target=”_blank”>Black Culture”</a></strong> and <strong><a href=”http://www.zshare.net/audio/10196779bbb3a9fd/ target=”_blank”>“What It’s Bout </a></strong> now! <strong><a href=”http://jnolafusicology.wordpress.com/ target=”_blank”>Read more</a></strong>…. Continue reading

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival + new blogs

The 38th Annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival takes place this year April 25 – May 4 in the Crescent City, featuring performances from Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Santana, The Roots, Steel Pulse, Galactic, The Soul Rebels Brass Band, and over 200 more! Check out all the amazing gigs going on around NOLA Jazz Fest week on our New Orleans page, and stay tuned for details on Fusicology’s Jazz Fest afterparty, celebrating King Britt’s amazing project, with Preservation Hall on May 3, featuring M.I.A., ?uestlove, King Britt, and more!

“Knowledge and Growth – The Rebirth of the Classical Funk Soul: Water Seed Music presents “Early For The Future”, packed with rhythm, sensuality and pleasure.

NEW BLOGS: Forward thinkers unite at Cultureserve.net, where individuals and projects in art + culture become a platform to discuss the human condition in the 21st century. gotryke.com- Driving trends, culture & cars with reviews on celebrity cars, design and environmental topics.

NEXT WEEK – 4.15-4.18: Ad Tech, the conference for new media and online advertising – 20% off your full 3 day all access pass | 4.19: Record Store Day

SAVE THE DATE: JUNE 13 – 15 2nd Annual I Got Soul (IGS) Conference, Dallas with the likes of Eric Roberson, Karen Bernod, Jimi James, Liv Warfield and many more guests TBA. $100 early-bird registration ends 4/15.

Water Seed Music + WMC Miami Reviews & Photos

Water Seed band released their album, “Early For The Future”, packed with rhythm, sensuality and pleasure. With thousands of units sold independently, this band’s sound has been described as one that reminds you of better days. Washed into Atlanta by hurricane Katrina, this young professional band creates a fusion of funk and soul that goes beyond novel trends and that has everything to do with their cultural upbringing. “Knowledge and Growth – The Rebirth of the Classical Funk Soulmore…

Fusicology was all over WMC in Miami! Check out our TOP PICKS of the Conference including best parties, best dressed, best live and DJ sets + more. Also, check out our 1st batch of PHOTOS c/o our photographer for the week, OhBeatrice!.

N*E*R*D‘s new single, “Everyone Nose”, from their upcoming album ‘Seeing Sounds’ out this summer, download | stream. Fusicology Spring 08 Sampler – Download Free!

NEXT IN APRIL: 4.15-4.18: Ad Tech, the conference for new media and online advertising – 20% off your full 3 day all access pass | 4.19: Record Store Day

SAVE THE DATE: JUNE 13 – 15 2nd Annual I Got Soul (IGS) Conference, Dallas with the likes of Eric Roberson, Karen Bernod, Jimi James, Liv Warfield and many more guests TBA. $100 early-bird registration ends 4/15.