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8/30: Music Monday – Rocky Dawuni, Exile, Madlib + more…

 

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8/26 FREE DOWNLOADS, MIXES & PODCASTS

DJ SET: Mayer Hawthorne at The Do-Over

FREE DOWNLOAD: Lupe Fiasco – Go To Sleep

FREE DOWNLOAD: Spillout Series v.4 – Progress Report (D.Allie &
Eddie Logix)
Limited time advance album FREEload | Available on iTunes 08/24

MIX: DJ Drewbyrd – Run to the Sun

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Metal Tiger by The Milky Way

Señor Kaos – Brand New Single “Bad Bad Man” Feat. Stat Quo & Ekundayo

J.Period + Spike Lee Present “Man or the Music (40 Acres Edition)”

This Limited Edition mixtape pays tribute to the music of Michael Jackson
with classic hits, rare demos and interview clips, in honor of Spike Lee’s 2nd Annual “Brooklyn Loves MJ” event this Sunday, August 29, 2010, in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Over 25K fans are expected to attend the all-day celebration, and a select few will take home a copy of this exclusive J.Period mixtape!

Available for FREE DOWNLOAD on 8/29 at: http://www.jperiod.com/mj/

NeverTongueInCheek (Fade-Out Version/Unreleased) – DâM-FunK

DOWNLOAD: CoultrainGod Must Be A Boogie Man

Rock The Bells – Fusicology.TV Review Pre-Roll & more Videos & Photos

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VIDEO: Rock The Bells 2010 Los Angeles:
Fusicology.TV Review Pre-Roll with Host Maya Jupiter


MORE VIDEOS:

Rakim addresses Nas situation, talks new Stephen Marley collaboration

9th Wonder talks Drake, J Dilla and calls Nottz best beat maker right now

c/o HardKnock.TV


PHOTOS:

Rock The Bells San Francisco Bay Area

Fusicology Radio presents Spasmodic Movements Radio #14

The ever consistent and amazing Spasmodic Movements Radio returns for the last podcast for the month of August. We are forever greatful for their support for Fusicology Radio. Check out the latest podcast and download from iTunes or stream it right here in your browser.

Wyclef Jean – President – Welcome to Haiti
Senor Kaos – Bad Bad Man (Ft Stat Quo & Ekundayo) – Bad Bad Man- Single
Mandrill – Lord of the Golden Bamboo –
Shuggie Otis – Strawberry Letter 23 – Inspiration Information
Sade – The Moon in the Sky (Timmy Regisford Shelter Remix )

Zero 7 – Happiness (Ashley Beedle’s West Coast Mix) – Another Late Night
Shannon Harris – Don’t Let Go of Your Dreams (ft Jube) – Audio Urbanology
Wax Poetic – Homme performed Brazillian Girls (Naked Mix) – Nublu Sessions
Radiohead – Everything In It’s Right Place (Osunlade Remix)
Stevie Wonder – Jesus Children (feat. BeBe & Marlon Winans)
Jazzonova – So Far From Home (feat. Phonte) – Of All The Things

5 Summer Must Have Albums:
Zo – Sunstorm
Avery Sunshine – Avery Sunshine
The Roots – How I Got Over
Yahzarah – The Ballad of Purple St. James
Robert Glasper – Double Booked

9th Annual Hip Hop Congress + Jay Electronica Detroit Debut

DETROIT: a history of firsts and lasts. .:. The End is the Beginning…


More from the Delta to Detroit…

National non-profit organization, the Hip Hop Congress (HHC), took its annual all-chapters conversation to the music mecca that is Detroit this year June 26-28 in order to join the broader movement happening this summer where other self-organizing “un-conferences” like the Allied Media Conference (AMC) and the U.S. Social Forum (USSF) were also converging upon Ground Zero of the fall of the American Industrial Era. Detroit was selected not just because the Hip Hop Congress mission is to “provide the Hip Hop Generation with the tools, resources and opportunities to make social, economic and political change on a local, national and international level” in a city that has been the poster child for “need” of late, but because real Hip Hop heads know exactly what the Motor City is to Hip Hop.

And who can blame them with the rapid fire raining out of the D over the past year or more? Doubt we need to even argue here about the lengths artists, producers, labels and journalists the world over will go to (and usually on the low) to find the Detroit basements where innumerable morsels of the next level in Hip Hop, and music in general, are fresh baked daily. So what does, or can, Detroit Hip Hop mean for the “new” Detroit? The Hip Hop Congress thinks Detroiters have several unique stories to tell about survival on many levels, both in the music industry and in the new economy in general.

Apparently a slew of who’s who thought so too as the University of Michigan’s Detroit Center saw speakers like Hip Hop State of Mind‘s Rosa Clemente and Detroit entertainment attorney Greg Reed speak on topics from civil disobedience, Hip Hop’s role in politics and the forthcoming publication of the unreleased final 3 chapters of the Autobiography of Malcolm X (and its accompanying Hip Hop soundtrack), among many other international socio-economic movements where Hip Hop is deeply entrenched.

(c) Khalid el-Hakim

HHC Conference Photos x Khalid el-Hakim

The ReadNex Poetry Squad from NYC presented a unique, interactive session on rhyme-writing used often in alternative education circles for at-risk youth, setting off several mental light bulbs. Meanwhile, an intensely engaging discussion about the similarities, links and new era building “isms” between New Orleans and Detroit ran overtime. The panel of Detroit and New Orleans artists, authors, activists and filmmakers including Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey and the J Dilla Foundation, Detroit mixing engineer Mike “Chav” Chavarria, New Orleans Delta to Detroit marcher and HHC leader Shamako Noble, Detroit rapper Mu (who’s father was recently murdered in an FBI raid), Left Turn and Floodlines New Orleans’ author Jordan Flaherty, among other Detroit artists and marketing pioneers, inspired the entire room to start highlighting links between Hip Hop culture and the community-building activism that we are finding is working to improve and protect otherwise dangerous and underprivileged neighborhoods at the “bottom” of American society. What came to light was sometimes surprising – quite the opposite of the popular media version of the connection between Hip Hop and the ‘Hood.

We’re not going to pretend, however, that the climax of the weekend was not a live show. What happened at the legendary Detroit Hip Hop venue, St. Andrew’s Hall, Saturday night was nothing short of historical. Beyond renegade Hip Hop’s man of the hour, Jay Electronica making his debut Detroit performance in the city where all but one of this elusive tracks have been recorded and/or mastered (another influential Detroit – New Orleans connection), it may have very well been the first and last time we would witness nearly the entirety if Detroit’s Hip Hop royalty on one stage in one night.

Photos x Kevin Randolph and Adrienne Williams

The night was full of its ups and downs. Mainly ups, but the rumors circulating that this might be Slum Village‘s last show together, at least in Detroit outside of some already-scheduled “Villa Manifesto” tour dates, alongside questions raised about why DJ DEZ wasn’t DJing for SV that night, though he was there at the show, without a doubt put a dampering twist on an otherwise simply epic show. Illa J’s cameo with SV seemed to confirm other rumors of T3′s intentions to replace Elzhi with Illa J after “Villa Manifesto,” if not sooner.

Photos x Khalid el-Hakim

This, coupled with the profound conversations underway during the day about Detroit Hip Hop artists like Slum Village and what they mean for Detroit’s story on a global scale, was both confusing and disheartening for many to say the least, especially for young fans seeing them live for the first time. Nonetheless, floss-less raw talent sweated out the spot on E. Congress St. where heads sacrificed air conditioning for 4 hours of classic beats and lyrical heat without intermission, courtesy of Shameless Plug Entertainment, Hip Hop Congress and Fusicology. Jay Elec even ran out of breath come “Exhibit C” time after his classic crowd-diving, leaving the people to finish verses in unison. 6 Mile. 7 Mile. Hartwell. Gratiot. Just wow.

Photos x Piper Carter

Hosted by Detroit’s First Lady of Hip Hop, Miz Korona with DJ House Shoes on the 1′s and 2′s, this bill’s roster included the self-made One Be Lo, who introduced his new live, all-female band DoubleLO7 (sheer hotness – these ladies ain’t playin) and (Detroit) Renaissance State of Mindsuperstars Ro Spit & Monica Blaire, as well as a re-introduction to long-lost Detroit Hip Hop Shop originals, 5 ELA aka 5 Elementz (Big Proof’s original group – the “other” foundational Detroit Hip Hop collective). Guilty Simpson threatened any aspiring, or successful, rapper’s skill with his seemingly effortless flow. His and Slum’s sets, full of guests from Illa J to Black Milk, had the house shoulder-to-shoulder, all eyes forward, singing along like they were at bootcamp. Ma Dukes’ blessing of the stage made you darn sure Dilla’s spirit was going to fly out from backstage, while moments of praise for the fallen trinity of Dilla, Proof and Baatin sent the crowd into an uproar.

Photos x Carleton Gholz

We will be sore if any of the Slum rumors prove to be true, but at least those that were at St. Andrew’s on this epic Detroit summer night can say we experienced one last session of the roots of Detroit Hip Hop. And Jay Electronica can say he got the co-sign any real Hip Hop artist can hope for – the Detroit nod. Grace the St. Andrew’s stage with the Detroit cadre like this, and keep up? You know you got that swing.

*Big shouts to 6 Minutes TV for capturing the entire night on video.

Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | *Fusicology Exclusive!*

*Special thanks to Kevin Randolph, Khalid el-Hakim, Piper Carter and Carleton Gholz for the timeless photos.

+ Real Detroit Weekly‘s cover story + exclusive interview with Jay Electronica and Mike Chav

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— By Jocelyne Ninneman for Fusicology.com

> Follow her on Twitter @JMoneyRed

Fusicology's Top 25 Ways to $upport New Orleans for Katrina Commemoration Week

If you truly love music – good music, real music – then you have to love New Orleans.


This week marks exactly 5 years since Hurricane Katrina and the breach of the New Orleans Industrial Canal levee just short of leveled quite possibly America’s most valuable cultural gem. While we begin to welcome home combat troops from the Middle East from a now decade-old war and countless 9/11 commemorations spring up in mass media, we cannot help but be inspired by the sheer magic that seems to have bled out of the Crescent City’s very soul and taken over its streets, literally, to not only revive the living, breathing marvel that is The Big Easy into the stable and resilient place it is today, but to now be the model for New America on many levels, despite being slammed with the BP oil spill this year. To us, we just always thanked New Orleans for its invaluable musical contributions (and of course its anything-goes scene), but now, well now, NoLa is just plain making us all step up our people game! If New Orleanians can accomplish what they have in 5 years, and still be kicking out the baddest music on the continent while doing so, what’s your excuse?

Here are 25 ways you can enjoy, $upport, and learn about New Orleans this week:

Participate in the 5th Annual Katrina Commemoration March & Second-Line Parade

Visit Levees.org to learn some valuable information or attend their 5-Year Progress Update

Attend the 9th Annual Ponderosa Stomp

Catch p.II of Spike Lee‘s HBO documentary series on New Orleans, “If God Is Willing And Da Creek Don’t Rise”

Find a screening of Harry Shearer‘s documentary, “The Big Uneasy”

Score a copy of the Fats Domino story, “”Blue Monday” and learn how Rock n Roll was made

Grace your coffee table with Lee Barkley & Christopher Porche West‘s “”NEW ORLEANS: What Can’t Be Lost” collection

Grab a copy of Jordan Flaherty‘s “FLOODLINES: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena 6″

Get Season 1 of the hit HBO series, “Treme” on DVD

Donate to Brad Pitt’s Make It Right 9 Foundation

Donate to the Gris Gris Lab

Donate to CultualEconomy.org

Donate to The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation

Donate to the Tipitina’s Music Foundation + Instruments-A-Comin’

Cop yourself some dope Dirty Coast merchandise from Humid Beings

Help Defend NoLa

Purchase “It Ain’t My Fault” x Preservation Hall All-Stars ft. Lenny Kravitz, Mos Def & Trombone Shorty (proceeds benefit GulfAid.org)

King Britt pays tribute to Bobby “Blue” Bland’s “St. James Infirmary” with the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Get Trombone Shorty‘s Verve Records debut album “Backatown”

Get Truth Universal‘s latest project, “Guerrilla Business”

Pick up the Fall 2010 issue of Next American City Magazine all about New Orleans & Detroit

Attend TEDxNOLA

Say Happy Birthday to DJ Soul Sister

Peek into Traffic Boutique

Get some Kermit Ruffins, Rebirth Brass Band, Soul Rebels Brass Band or Hot 8 Brass Band in your life!

Harrass Mos Def at his new house in NoLa at… (just kidding! we wouldn’t do that)


— Complied by Jocelyne Ninneman for Fusicology.com

> Follow her on Twitter @JMoneyRed

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Top 25 Ways You Can $upport New Orleans on Katrina Commemoration Week

If you truly love music – good music, real music – then you have to love New Orleans.


This week marks exactly 5 years since Hurricane Katrina and the breach of the New Orleans Industrial Canal levee just short of leveled quite possibly America’s most valuable cultural gem. While we begin to welcome home combat troops from the Middle East from a now decade-old war and countless 9/11 commemorations spring up in mass media, we cannot help but be inspired by the sheer magic that seems to have bled out of the Crescent City’s very soul and taken over its streets, literally, to not only revive the living, breathing marvel that is The Big Easy into the stable and resilient place it is today, but to now be the model for New America on many levels, despite being slammed with the BP oil spill this year. To us, we just always thanked New Orleans for its invaluable musical contributions (and of course its anything-goes scene), but now, well now, NoLa is just plain making us all step up our people game! If New Orleanians can accomplish what they have in 5 years, and still be kicking out the baddest music on the continent while doing so, what’s your excuse?

Here are 25 ways you can enjoy, $upport, and learn about New Orleans this week:

Participate in the 5th Annual Katrina Commemoration March & Second-Line Parade

Visit Levees.org to learn some valuable information or attend their 5-Year Progress Update

Attend the 9th Annual Ponderosa Stomp

Catch p.II of Spike Lee‘s HBO documentary series on New Orleans, “If God Is Willing And Da Creek Don’t Rise”

Find a screening of Harry Shearer‘s documentary, “The Big Uneasy”

Score a copy of the Fats Domino story, “”Blue Monday” and learn how Rock n Roll was made

Grace your coffee table with Lee Barkley & Christopher Porche West‘s “”NEW ORLEANS: What Can’t Be Lost” collection

Grab a copy of Jordan Flaherty‘s “FLOODLINES: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena 6″

Get Season 1 of the hit HBO series, “Treme” on DVD

Donate to Brad Pitt’s Make It Right 9 Foundation

Donate to the Gris Gris Lab

Donate to CultualEconomy.org

Donate to The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation

Donate to the Tipitina’s Music Foundation + Instruments-A-Comin’

Cop yourself some dope Dirty Coast merchandise from Humid Beings

Help Defend NoLa

Purchase “It Ain’t My Fault” x Preservation Hall All-Stars ft. Lenny Kravitz, Mos Def & Trombone Shorty (proceeds benefit GulfAid.org)

King Britt pays tribute to Bobby “Blue” Bland’s “St. James Infirmary” with the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Get Trombone Shorty‘s Verve Records debut album “Backatown”

Get Truth Universal‘s latest project, “Guerrilla Business”

Pick up the Fall 2010 issue of Next American City Magazine all about New Orleans & Detroit

Attend TEDxNOLA

Say Happy Birthday to DJ Soul Sister

Peek into Traffic Boutique

Get some Kermit Ruffins, Rebirth Brass Band, Soul Rebels Brass Band or Hot 8 Brass Band in your life!

Harass Mos Def at his new house in NoLa at… (just kidding! we wouldn’t do that)


— Complied by Jocelyne Ninneman for Fusicology.com

> Follow her on Twitter @JMoneyRed

8/19 – FREE DOWNLOADS & PODCASTS

Shad remixed by Oddisee, Bilal, DJ Godfather, Cornel West Theory & more

PODCAST: This week Afrobeta Bodega Radio returns with a great set by our good friend and miami’s own Marco Castro of Dancegruv and now the newest dj member to come into the Afrobeta Bodega family.

PODCAST/DJ MIX: DJ Kemit Donny Hathaway Tribute Mix

DOWNLOAD: Shad remixed by Oddisee – the original version is from the album out in October.


Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble “Someday We’ll All Be Free” ft. Bilal Mp3 | VIDEO


DJ Godfather Ft. Pittsburgh Slim “I WISH I WAS A DJ”-126 BPM

DJ Godfather Ft. Good Money “YOU BETTER WATCH YOUR GIRLFRIEND”-128 BPM


MIXTAPE : The Cornel West Theory’s new mixtape titled In Her Hands: Embryo Capital Vol.1 (a collaboration with DJ Underdog)

SHANNON HARRIS Audio Urbanology: The Art of Audio Truism

SHANNON HARRIS

Audio Urbanology: The Art of Audio Truism

RESTORING THE JOURNEY OF SOULS: AN INSTRUMENT AT A TIME.

Taking an endless audio flight to several destinations, Shannon Harris’ “Audio Urbanology: The Art of Audio Truism” becomes available August 21st.   Six years in the making, this album celebrates and transforms Harris’ African roots and Latin/Asian/Middle Eastern influences into an alluring aural narrative. Weaving sultry vocals and live instrumentation together, this critically acclaimed project also features colorful, esoteric artwork, that is sure to take you on a symphony orchestrated, fantasy filled trip around the globe. Presenting six dialects from four different continents, Harris’ second album truly sets a new standard for the definition of ‘world’ in music.

“Audio Urbanology” draws upon the production styles of Quincy Jones, Sergio Mendes, Nitin Sawhney, Stevie Wonder, Hugh Masekela, Curtis Mayfield, Fela Kuti,  Tinariwen, A R Rahman, and Sun Ra to name a few.  “Destiny Arises” features exotic french poetry by Alia Ammar who appeared on Lil Louis’ multiplatinum dance single, “French Kiss”. The albums main Bassist/Guitarist Junius Paul, has shared the stage with Wynton Marsalis, Donald Byrd, Fred Anderson,  Chico DeBarge, Eric Roberson, and KRS-One to name a few.  “Leroy B-Boy” debuts Afro-beat trumpets by Corey Wilkes whose performance credits are with Roy Hargrove, Ledisi, Soulive, Meshell Ndegeocello and is also featured on numerous tracks on Hidden Beach’s Unwrapped Vol 4. Vocalist Avery R. Young also appearing on “Leroy B-Boy” and “A Woman Feeds the World” has toured with Roy Ayers, Mos Def, Les Nubians, and Jill Scott. “Spirits of the Black Experience” and “Viva A Vida Como Se Nao Hauvesse Amanha” features piano and organ by Justin Dillard, who has jammed with jazz legends like McCoy Tyner, Branford Marsalis, Ornette Coleman, and Herbie Hancock.  Reflecting a World Wide Web of artistry with over 28 musicians and 2 visual illustrators, Shannon Harris’ “Audio Urbanology” seeks to introduce to the universe; organic grooves with a meaningful edge.   Available on CD, limited MP3, limited edition vinyl singles and 24 bit FLAC files.

The official album art release will be held August 28th in Chicago at the Zhou Bro Center of Arts……

FREE DOWNLOAD: Shannon Harris ft Jube

Stream & Purchase Full Album: Audio Urbanology: The Art of Audio Truism

VIDEO: Audio Urbanology: The Art of Audio Truism

ALBUM OUT AUGUST 21, 2010