Mertz “Madame Butterfly” VIDEO

Mertz “Madame Butterfly” VIDEO

This is the first music video from New England Hip Hop artist, Mertz, taken from his forthcoming LP, The Good in The Bad. Filmed at The Livingston Center Preschool in Providence, Rhode Island. The Livingston Center Preschool is part of The Groden Center, Inc. The preschool is an integrated program that serves both children with autism (& other developmental disabilities) & typically developing preschoolers. The model for the preschool program is one of full inclusion. All children participate in the same general routines and activities throughout the day. Children with autism and other developmental disabilities have individual education plans (IEPs) that have been devised to meet their special needs. IEP objectives are woven into the daily events and are practiced during both structured and incidental teaching opportunities. To enroll your child at The Livingston Center Preschool, please call 401.421.2062. For more information about The Groden Center, please visit www.grodennetwork.org Video Credits: Director of Photography: Bryant Moscote Executive Producers: Rob Mertz & Carolyn Hubbard Song Credits: Written by Mertz Produced by SXMPLELIFE Recorded by Mertz @ Bumpin Bows Studio in Providence, RI Mixed by Mertz & Nastee @ The House in Brooklyn, NY Mastered by Zach Crawford of SkySplitterInk Share...
De La Soul Giving Entire Catalog Away For Free

De La Soul Giving Entire Catalog Away For Free

  In honor of next month’s 25th anniversary of their debut album 3 Feet High and Rising, De La Soul are making their entire catalog available for free download for 25 hours on the group’s website. The download bonanza will begin on Friday, February 14th at 11 a.m. EST until Saturday at noon. “It’s about allowing our fans who have been looking and trying to get a hold of our music to have access to it,” De La Soul member Posdnuous tells Rolling Stone. “Its been too long where our fans haven’t had access to everything. This is our way of showing them how much we love them.” The same things that made 3 Feet High and other De La albums so influential — its creative, if not fully licensed, use of a myriad of samples — has also prevented the group’s work from appearing on many digital platforms. “It’s been a trying journey,” admits Posdnuous. “We’ve been blessed to be in the Library of Congress, but we can’t even have our music on iTunes. We’ve been working very hard to get that solved.” The rapper points to frequent changes at record labels and hazy language in early contracts that have led to long delays in properly clearing the group’s catalog. The release of the group’s catalog is the first of numerous upcoming projects. In a few weeks, they’ll post new songs to their site alongside You’re Welcome, their first album since 2004’s The Grind Date that they hope to release before summer. Next month will also see the release of Preemium Soul on the Rocks, a six-song EP with three beats each from DJ Premier and Pete Rock. The group is also...
Oddisee – Caprice Down (Video)

Oddisee – Caprice Down (Video)

Oddisee – The Beauty In All Mp3 | CD | Vinyl About the Video: The skaters featured in the video are from a crew called “Hammer City”. Hammer city is a collective of skaters who all live near or in the neighborhood on 14th street in Long Beach California. The crews founder was a skater named Michael Green A.K.A Blacc. Mike was gunned down in 2005 over a case of mistaken Identity. Needless to say, 14th street is not a conducive environment for skating, drugs and gangs shadow the landscape but n the middle of out all the kids found an escape, they found refuge in a park they dubbed “Ghetto Park” which later became know as “The Michael K. Green Skate Park.” Featured in the video are three members from Hammer City: Juice, E.C., and ManMan (Blacc Mike’s brother). The Filmmakers. Director Jeremy Ian Thomas is a writer/director living in Los Angeles California. Jeremy was once involved in the independent Hip Hop scene under the moniker Surreal. He released an album (True Indeed) on ABB records with the Sound Providers, and another (Future Classic) on Hip Hop is music, both in 2006. He attended the Los Angeles Film School in 2007 and has been working in the industry ever since. Producers: James Cheeks III James is a graduate of the USC film school and the director of On The Grind, a film about Hammer City and the 14 street skate park. James film has won many awards including Documentary” In COLOR Film Festival 2013 “Best Short Documentary” Roxbury International Film Festival 2011 “Official Selection” Newport Beach Film Festival 2011″Best Documentary Short”...
Urban Mischeif “Inner Soul” VIDEO

Urban Mischeif “Inner Soul” VIDEO

Brooklyn MCs Urban Mischeif carry on the strong golden era Hip Hop tradition of the 90s in this dope video directed by Hyper and edited by KrooKed. Follow them on Twitter and Instagram: @Urban_Mischeif Share...
Sense One presents A Night of Local Hip Hop & Art | SATURDAY 2/15/14 @ Jimmy’s Saloon

Sense One presents A Night of Local Hip Hop & Art | SATURDAY 2/15/14 @ Jimmy’s Saloon

We’ve got a big night of Hip Hop and Art presented by Sense One on Saturday 2/15/14 at Jimmy’s Saloon in Newport, RI!!! DJ Kellan “The Vinyl Manipulator” will be on the 1s and 2s all night with live performances from Sense One, Kee-Words, Slang Junkies, Big City & Critical Thought. Local artists like Chris Hunter, Allison Danz, Maren Salas, Mokanna Annavah, Chris Evans & more will have their work on display and Ethnic Concepts is giving away some choice items so be sure to stop by and check it out. Hosted by Chuck Reeves. Free…no cover. 9pm-1am. Strict 21+. RSVP on facebook. ALLISON DANZ CHRIS EVANS & MARK MADDEN MAREN SALAS MOKANNA ANNAVAH   Share...