Monthly Archives: July 2006

Strange Fruit Project Out Now

Myone, Myth and Symbolyc One (S1) are Strange Fruit Project. Three emcees who continue to set trends as not your typical southern hip-hop group, all hail from Waco, Texas. SFP’s 2006 LP, ‘The Healing’ out now on Om: Hip Hop, is nothing short of a hip-hop classic, carving out their own niche in this hip-hop game, earning respect as emcees and original songwriters. ‘The Healing’ includes a young dream team of producers such as Jake One (G-Unit, Lloyd Banks, De La Soul), Illmind (Common, Dave Ghetto, Supastition), 9th Wonder (Little Brother, Jay Z, Destiny’s Child, Mary J. Blige), and Vitamin D (Rah Digga, Choklate, Blackalicious) just to name a few. The Healing includes special guest appearances from Erykah Badu, Little Brother & Darien Brockington.

Listen here.

Courtesy of: Om: Hip Hop

Bada Bling Shines

Fusicology was lucky enough to cover Chris Webber’s Inaugural “Bada Bling” Celebrity Weekend, which jumped off on Friday, July 28 through Sunday July 29th in Las Vegas. Performers at the Friday night club bash were Common & Talib Kweli while Saturday’s linup included comedien Marc Curry and performers Raphael Saadiq & Teena Marie.
Many celebrities showed their support including Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Sally Richardson, Nas, Kelis, Tracey Ellis Ross, Vlade Divac, Scott Pollard, Gary Payton, Lil Mo, Keisha Knight Pulliam amongst others. The proceeds from the weekend’s festivities benefited the Chris Webber Foundation, which, since its inception in Detroit in ’93, has been reaching out to disadvantaged communities and youth to promote positive educational and recreational opportunities.
Read the full story here.

Special Thanks to Goodwin Sports Management, Michael Tillery & The Webber Family.

J Dilla Updates : The Shining

Emerging on almost six months after his untimely passing, the world has shown the will to keep J Dilla’s legacy going strong. His latest project, The Shining, featuring a slew of artists, comes out on BBE Records, 8/22/06, with record release parties events with special guests in Los Angeles (8.18), New York (8.22), Atlanta (8.25) plus DC, San Francisco, Toronto and others to be announced.

Detroit’s Sold-Out 6.30 Tribute Event featured Common, Karriem Riggins, Waajeed, Phat Kat, Slum Village, Frank N Dank, DJ Houseshoes with special appearances by Mrs. Maureen Yancey aka Ma Dukes and Dilla’s very talented little brother, John Yancey. Read the reviews here.

Dedicated artwork aka Dilla Love can be found and submitted here. More info and news on the J Dilla Foundation can be found here.

Vikter Duplaix’s Stimulation EP

For your aural stimulation Fusicology, BBE, and !K7 present the Stimulation EP.

Five tracks featuring the soulfully rhythmic sounds of internationally acclaimed Artist/Producer/DJ – Vikter Duplaix

Click here to launch the Stimulation e-card to hear Vikter’s new music and purchase today.

Stimulation EP – available now on vinyl at specialty shops everywhere and from your favorite digital retailers

Bold & Beautiful – LP available September 19th with performances from Ty Tribbet & GA, Esthero, and Ms. Saigon

Something Bold & Beautiful is about to happen…

Vikter Duplaix
BBE Music

Apple iLuv Portable Media Player

OK, we ALL know that EVERYONE (and their Mother and favorite spoiled Nephew) has one of those handy-dandy iPod things. You know the really cool looking MP3 player with the less-than-stellar sound (unless you get the sound from the link rather than the headphones) and that cool scroll button that gets dirty from your fingertips and won’t quite come clean and with no OFF button.

Introducing… The iLuv i1055 ($250) smartly plays videos from either your iPod or a DVD on its 7-inch widescreen LCD. OK folks…STOP THE INSANITY! Yes. It costs (almost) as much as you iPod. Yes. It’s a little bulky and Yes. It IS excessive… BUT… This PSP-like media player has a built-in rear dock for fifth-generation iPods (i.e. The iPod Video), an integrated rechargeable battery, and also plays audio CDs and MP3 CDs. It comes in black or white to match the iPod of your choice (I might have to buy BOTH?), and ships with a remote control, acarrying case, and those ubiquitous (and often useless) pre-pakaged headphones. Get one of these, then when you stumble onto an impromptu ‘Movie Night’ at your special friend’s house, you don’t have to go out and get something from Vidiots, sometimes the comedy vs gangster flick argument spoils the mood.