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Five Q’s with Detroit’s Phat Kat

Five Q’s with Detroit’s Phat Kat

FUSICOLOGY: Tell me about the early 90's when you were a member of FIRST DOWN when you first paired with J Dilla. PHAT KAT: It was the Golden Era and First Down was the first single signed to Pay Jay (Dilla's imprint) FUS: You got signed to Payday in the mid 90's & released the single "Front Street" but then it got shelved.. P.K.: The single was released and then the label, under Universa
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Crescent City Jazz Festival

Crescent City Jazz Festival

Packed out would be an understatement in describing last week’s New Orleans International Jazz & Heritage Festival at the city’s fairgrounds racetrack. As over one million music and culture lovers gathered during 1 stormy and 5 balmy days in The Big Easy for the 36th year of one of the most respected annual music events, Fusicology was there to soak up the history-in-the-making. Because t
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Sa-Ra 4.24 Release

Sa-Ra 4.24 Release

Sa-Ra Creative Partners April 24th is the release date on Babygrande Records for the debut full length album " The Hollywood Recordings" featuring Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, J. Dilla, Pharaohe Monch, Bilal, Kurupt, Capone –N- Noreaga & more. LISTEN, LEARN & ATTEND THE LISTENING PARTIES by clicking HERE
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Macy Gray’s New Album ‘Big’ Out Now!

Macy Gray’s New Album ‘Big’ Out Now!

Macy Gray is back after nearly four years, with a dynamic new effort that spotlights those classic pipes in a variety of stylistic settings. With will.i.am and Ron Fair behind the console for most of the album, BIG ranges from the soulful plaint of “What I Gotta Do” and “Finally Made Me Happy” and the modern dance-floor smashes “Okay” and “Get Out,” created by Will and Justin Tim
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SXSW review

SXSW review

Our own DJ Lady Sha gives up the lowdown at SXSW in her own words. You know the moment when a parade has just ended and the observing crowd spills into the street to marinate in the post-parade lingering electricity? That is a little like what 6th street of downtown Austin looked like for the week of SXSW this year, as I imagine it does every year. With a different rock band blaring through
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Regulating Internet Radio

Regulating Internet Radio

The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) has recently released a revised fee schedule for internet radio. Many believe that this will end internet radio. The RIAA has convinced this federal committee to establish rates that make online radio a non-viable business. As the music industry transitions to the internet it appears that money still talks. The birth of the internet has hurt the music industry
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Interview: Pharoahe Monch

Interview: Pharoahe Monch

The next man up to express why Hip Hop isn't dead is Pharoahe Monch. With his highly anticipated release "Desire", Pharoahe has been doing big things while laying low. One of the most talked about being his working with P. Diddy. On that note we'd say the "majors" are starting to realize they're running out of ammunition. This is a pretty good indicator that grassroots hip hop is on the rise
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Hip Hop icons inducted to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Hip Hop icons inducted to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Recently, Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. If there's anyone who deserves to be in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame its these gentlemen. It all started in 1979 with the street hit "Superrappin." Then they would all earn a place in the collective psyche with the legendary song, "The Message." Melle Mel was quoted as saying that "Nas sayin
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Introducing Emily King

Introducing Emily King

The album EAST SIDE STORY due out this spring on J Records e-card Myspace Read our exclusive interview here
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Conferences 2007

Conferences 2007

Next week's SXSW week in Austin will be bananas. Too many events to mention but check out URB and Puma's 3-day series. Miami's Winter Music Conference is a week later and we are sponsoring 12 key events listed as features on our Miami page. Remix Hotel Returns this year to the National Hotel - Click Here for info on the 3 Days of Technology Showcases & 4 Days of Poolside Performances from March
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