Trouble seems to follow dancehall DJ Vybz Kartel ever since he split from Bounty Killer’s Alliance crew to form his own Portmore Empire posse. Now comes word that his car may have been suspiciously torched. The artist maintains that his vehicle had electrical problems that may caused the fire. Read more »
Brooklyn's Team Robespierre will ring in September by hitting the road for several synth-rock filled evenings around the U.S. The band, who just wrapped a stint on the F Yeah Tour with the likes of Matt & Kim and the Circle Jerks, turns its attention primarily towards the West Coast for these dates. Joining for a few nights will be U.K. Read more »
Still on the massive Freshly Dipped Tour they embarked on earlier this summer, the Hiero Imperium collective just announced more dates. The whole crew–which includes the Hiero dudes, MC Prince Ali, Rhymesayers' Musab, Blue Scholars, and Oakland, CA's Knobody–will continue making the rounds across the U.S., with a few dates in Canada as well.
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South Central Los Angeles-based avant hip-hop team People Under The Stairs, the brainchild of producer/MC duo Thes One and Double K, have soaked up Southern California sun, soul, and psychedelic music and will release their next 20-track opus on September 30.
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Globetrotting dubstep ambassador Ollie Jones (a.k.a. Skream) has been busy on the buttons. The new Skreamizm Volume 5 EP drops soon and features “Filth,” “SimpleCity,” “OneForTheHeads…,” and the Winehouse remix, “Love Don’t Come Easily.” Also forthcoming is Skream’s new mix CD, Watch The Ride, with new Benga, Kutz, Seven, and Breakage tracks galore.
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Time for another round of panels and performances. CMJ 2008, set to take place October 21 - 25, already announced an initial lineup earlier this month. Now, the festival has unveiled another round of artists to join the likes of AIDS Wolf, Crystal Castles, Gang Gang Dance, and others. Black Moth Super Rainbow boss Tobacco, Talkdemonic, Late of the Pier, Fight Bite, Friendly Fires, and dozes of others listed below are slated to perform during the five-day festival. Read more »
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