A competition that EVERYBODY who enters can WIN from Sturban Clothing

That’s right, can you believe it? We have put together a competition that has various levels of entry so if you are a video producer you can enter, if you are a graphic designer you can enter and if you are a marketer you can enter and all of you can win because we are not limiting the amount of winners or the prize. Wow! I hear you cry but there must be some sort of catch…? …Nope!

So, how does it work? Firstly you will need to register your interest; all we need is your name, contact details (including address and email), from there we will email you a url that is unique to you and now you are ready to start winning! Email me on ushop@sturbanclothing.com

You can then create an image, video, music track or an article, you could even just promote the url and every purchasing visitor you attract to our site we will give you 10% of whatever they spend. Visitors don’t have to spend immediately tracking last for 30 days so if at anytime they come back within that 30 days you win, how much you win depends on how hard you work and how many purchasing visitors you send us. What you can earn is uncapped and as an added bonus the person that creates the most sales will win a prize up to the value of the winnings they have accumulated.

We are happy to support you in this anyway we can and will publish the best attempts on our Social networks, site and maybe even newsletters, so to get started email me on ushop@sturbanclothing.com with your real name, address and contact details.

Check out…
http://sturbanclothing.posterous.com/a-competition-that-everybody-who-enters-can-w

River Nelson ‘Old Times & Good Wishes’ Produced by Beat Thief (Official Video)

Download the FREE track on bandcamp
http://music.downtownsoul.com/track/old-times-good-wishes

“Old Times & Good Wishes” is the new single from acclaimed US emcee River Nelson, where he recounts his early days in the game, sending shouts to the crew he came up with, remembering their innocent love of hip-hop, complemented by suitably nostalgic production from Beat Thief and an ingenious video from director Eric Hudson which weaves video and photos from the 90’s, including classic footage of the Boogiemonsters, to poignantly capture the track’s mood.

This marks River Nelson’s first release with DowntownSoul, ahead of his second album with legendary hip-hop producer Lewis Parker, which they are currently recording in New York; due to be released by DowntownSoul & A World of Dusty Vinyl later this year.

River Nelson will also be performing live at Strawberry Fields Festival in the UK this August Bank Holiday (26th-28th). For more information visit the website at www.strawberryfieldsfestival.co.uk

DowntownSoul Records Ltd, 2011

LIKE DowntownSoul on Facebook – www.facebook.com/downtownsoulrecords

River Nelson is a US hip-hop artist with years in the game, after initially appearing on the Boogiemonsters classic “Riders of the Storm” album back in 1994. His debut full-length release last year alongside Lewis Parker, “The Rise & Fall Of River Nelson”, garnered rave reviews in esteemed industry publications such as Blues & Soul, Q Magazine (Q50 – Ones to watch), and even national UK papers The Independent and Daily Mirror. This was followed by a successful guerilla tour of the UK last autumn.
www.myspace.com/rivernelson

Beat Thief is a London-based hip-hop and soul producer whose previous work includes full-length releases with Wolftown Records’ Manny Moscow (“Russian R3volution” and “The Fusion”), and Poetic Pilgrimage (“Star Women”), as well as tracks with singer Jay Diamond (“The Reasoning”, “Sky High”) and emcee OC Jigga (“Roll with Me”). He’s currently working on forthcoming collaborations with conscious emcee Mohammed Yahya, as well as Canadian emcees LS & Illvibe.
www.downtownsoul.com

Eric Hudson is a videographer and photographer based in Washington DC who’s worked with a slew of local and national US publications, as well as professional athletes and music performers – notable projects include Heineken Red Star Soul, Nebraska Danger Football, Sirrah Clothing, Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA), Sunset International Music Festival, Mosi Design Group and DC Urban Living.
www.hpontheweb.com

Connect with Downtown Soul
http://www.downtownsoul.com/
http://www.myspace.com/downtownsoul
http://www.facebook.com/downtownsoulrecords
http://www.reverbnation.com/downtownsoul?eid=A3529_9290724_22281015_lnk1000

 

Pair-A-Dyce ‘Portal EP’ (Knowledge Giving Birth)

Calling all Hip-Hop heads… whatever you are doing, please STOP!!! Here is something that you are going to cherish and adore. If you’re real, then this is for you! This is two fingers up to all the bubblegum & glossy rap out there. If you are hungry then this is good food.

Okay, so what’s the deal? Its simple, all you have to do it click the link below and you’re a few minutes away from owning a copy of the brand new Knowledge Giving Birth release. After the underground success of the jump off track ‘Tradition’, Pair-A-Dyce now returns now with his brand new EP.

Featuring four brand new tracks this EP is already getting a lot of love from bloggers, DJ’s and tastemakers in the industry both in the USA as well as here in the UK. We get some amazing production on this project, as well as a selection of solid tracks from this Florida born emcee who now resides in Dallas.

Pair-A-Dyce ‘Portal EP’

1. Tradition – 4:00
2. Let It Fly – 3:28
3. Second Life – 4:16
4. MONEY Remix – 3:39

Download link:
http://pairadyce.bandcamp.com

Also as a bonus Rediculus has made his deejay mix of the Masters Of Conversation release ‘ReVerb’ available. Mixed to perfection by the legendary Bronx DJ ‘DJ Ready Cee’, this is now available for FREE download! With contributions come from the likes of Doc Remedy, Proh the Problem, DJ Offbeatz, Rich Malone, Lewi Ldn, 72 the Sign, Capital R, Pair-a-Dyce, Brown Bag AllSstars, V.E.R, Prome, Dame, Kayser9soze and Nizm this is a must! If you missed it make sure you grab it now!

Download the mix on MP3 now.
http://www.zshare.net/audio/7347845506e5ce5b/ 

Make sure you purchase ‘Walking Down Broken Paths’ album out NOW!
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/walking-down-broken-paths/id411200249 

Check out the Sturban Clothing official Rediculus podcast here
http://www.sturbanclothing.com/podcasts/rediculus.asp  

Connect with Rediculus & Pair-a-Dyce.
Facebook profile: – http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=579346392    
Facebook artist page – http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Rediculus-Beats/71790667327   
Website – www.knowledgegivingbirth.com and http://www.pairadyce.com

 

Boston emcee Gage from Click Animosity releases new track

Boston emcee Gage from Click Animosity drops his first single from his forthcoming ‘The Desolate Lands’ album’.

This banging new track features Karniage, Access Immortal, Mighty Ravage & Fess Gotchu and is a must for any discerning Hip-Hop fan. ‘Deadly Friends’ is out 8th August 2011 distributed by Island/Def Jam so make a note in your dairies and support real rap.

Gage got on the microphone officially around 1994 as a former member of the now defunct VHS Crew which consisted of Relm-1, Resek, Tizmoe (Trust), himself & others. Around 2007 Gage & Trust regrouped and formed Click Animosity and began almost immediately working on their debut album ‘Feeders Of The Flamez’ which was released last year. The album was released without any major distribution or promotion, but was well received by real Hip-Hop fans and has already been quoted as one of the best underground albums of 2010 by those lucky enough to have heard it.

Gage also has available his debut solo EP ‘Dead Angel/The Gospel’ available on iTunes now. This again made with DJ’s all over Canada and the USA playing selected cuts from the eight track EP which consisted of three original tracks and five brand new remixes. As well as ITunes this EP is also on Amazon and available direct from the Metal Barz Records the label headed by Canadian underground Hip Hop producer DJ Extremidiz who many know for his work with Shabazz The Disciple. Click Animosity is Gage, Trust aka T.Izmoe & Rheto also from Evil Dead, and they have also appeared on many compilations, mixtapes, radio shows & online radio shows.

Gage & Click Animosity have worked with many of Hip Hop’s elite legends & veterans in the rap game. Including DJ Doo Wop, Edo G, Prince Po from Organized Konfusion, Tame-One from Artifacts/Leak bros, Hell Razah, Shabazz The Disciple, Prodigal Sunn, Jus Allah, C-Rayz Wallz, Vast Aire, Lord Superb, Craig G from the legendary Juice Crew, Access Immortal, Karniege, junclassic, K-Sise aka Monsta X, T-Ruckus, Nine, Mykill Miers, Ayatollah, The Holocaust aka Warcloud & Crisis from Black Knights (Wu Tang) & many others.

Gage Feat. Karniage, Access Immortal, Mighty Ravage & Fess Gotchu ‘Deadly Friends’
Download link: http://www.divshare.com/download/15270412-33c

Connect:
http://metalbarz.com/
http://twitter.com/#!/GageAnimosity
https://www.facebook.com/gage.clickanimosity
http://www.reverbnation.com/clickanimosityofficial

A-Million Presents Dipset Mania (Special Edition)

New mixtape from A-Million, Dipset biznizz

01. G Stroll – Hard Luck Feat Jim Jones (Boss Mobb Byrd Gang)
02. Lights, Camera, Action – Lino Cordova Feat Shoota Produced By A-Million (Asmg Byrd Gang)
03. 848 – Jim Jones Feat Juelz Santana Feat Juelz Santana, Waka Flocka
04. 40Th Boyz Part 2 – 40 Cal Feat A-Mafia
05. Night Rider – Vado Feat Cory Gunz
06. Take A Bow – Jim Jones Feat. Lloyd Banks, Prodigy, Sen City
07. Lord Of The Gutta Noe Feat Mel Matrix
08. Drops Is Out – Jim Jones Feat. Raekwon, Mel Matrix, Sen City Produced By Araab Muzik
09. Getting To The Money – Jr-Writer Feat Hell Rell
10. We Represent – Jim Jones Feat Omega Produced By Jahlil Beats
11. Put A Bird Up – Vado Feat Camron Produced By Araab Muzik
12. Get Money – Freekey Zekey Feat Sen City Jr Writer
13. Spectacular – Caniva Feat Young Hustle (Island Gang Dipset West)
14. Halloween – Shoota Feat A-Mafia Produced By A-Million
15. Thuggin Out- Just Rich Gates Feat A-Mafia, Ge Da Piolet, Penz Produced By Lex Luger
16. Ghost Of Stack Bundles – Ryan Boanes Produced By Bravestar (Unsigned Hype)
17. Get Ya Hands Up – 2.3 Feat Charlie Clips Produced By A-Million
18. Goodnight – F.D.A. Feat B-Luce (Unsigned Hype)
19. Smoke Out – Fee (Unsigned Hype)
20. Lock N Loaded – Freekey Zekey Feat Hell Rell

Download link
http://www.multiupload.com/B3GG3UIHZL

Mr. Flix Interview

MR. FLIX Interview

With his new EP out and doing damage, we had to catch up with this London emcee to get the lowdown on his music and his vibe…

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you have released?
I have loved music for as long as I can remember, and Hip Hop was a Genre that just grabbed my attention straight away, I loved the power and freedom it gave the artist and now making Hip Hop enhances that love further. I have just dropped my debut EP “Conceptualized Deceit” and have a whole bunch more on the go to be pushed out soon.
 
A lot of independent artist’s now run their own labels. Do you think this is the way forward? Or do you hope one day to get signed to a major or another label?
For me no, I have never had any desire to run my own independent label, as I like to focus on making effective music for now, and use an already functioning independent structure. But I think as long as it is done with commitment and passion then it is a very effective gameplan for many artists. As for majors it’s not something I am personally thinking about for now, I want to focus on creating a steady foundation and show people I’m just warming up.

Formats of music are changing all the time, but we asked you ‘CD or MP3’ which would you say is better and why?
Ouch …. Well this depends on whether you are looking from an artist point of view or a consumer point of view, and both have pro’s and cons, as much as the old school in me loves to see a hard copy pressed up, I would have to say that the self marketing potential and easy access for consumer has to give Mp3 an edge, but as an artist you are gonna see a decline in financial opportunity. Think really its going to be an endless debate….

Are you releasing your music on CD or MP3 and how are you finding the different formats?
At the moment I am going down the digital route, all releases will be mp3, however I have an album on the horizon, which will definitely get pressed up, but even that would be distributed on a mainly digital basis, the hard copy would be more of an optional extra.

Apart from the genre of music that you make what else do you listen to?
 I love Hip Hop and to me there is nothing more expressive and thought provoking. However my musical taste is very diverse, I could happily sit and listen to the potential in a classical piece of music, and then go and hit a dubstep night and feel the energy and passion in it, and the potential behind acoustic pieces can be immense….. I will give most genres a try and if its got skill then I’m down to listen.

Is there any music that you hate and just can’t listen too?
Yeh for sure, I can’t get on with highly commercial pop music, to me it just has no appeal, girl\boy bands feel like a different species to me, they just seem to want to pass through life being handed material and acting like puppets for people in suits. I also don’t really have any tolerance to the Death Metal culture, I appreciate that there is a level of skill behind the composition by the band, but for me a track is 90% about lyrics and I don’t class a person screaming as particularly lyrical.

So let’s talk about how people can support you. Do you have music out there people can buy?
Better than that there is the new EP “Conceptualized Deceit”, that is available on FREE download from www.defactoentertainment.co.uk .

Do you have any merchandise for sale yet, or do you do anything in the industry that you want to talk about?
No I’m not really into the merchandise side of things right now; all I’m focused on is bringing some more real Hip Hop to the table and try to maintain a presence within the UK scene.

If there was a position of power that was ‘world leader’ and you was chose as the person to fill that position, what laws or things would you change and why?
Ha imagine that! … I’m pretty sure most people answer with the same type of thing as, legalize weed, abolish income tax and string mp’s up by their expense receipts, I would agree with most of them and would ensure that all the living rap legends were appointed as cabinet ministers and head of United Nations, then any country that had beef would have to settle it in some epic mic battle instead of war…. I have a vivid imagination…. Flix for PM Holla!!! 
 
People are saying that live shows are the way forward for acts to earn money, but then we hear it’s hard to get bookings? What’s your take on this?
It’s definitely hard if you’re starting out and you are thinking too big, ambition is fine but it has to be realistic. I know I’m not gonna sell out the O2 next week, but at the same time I know if I take a bit of time to chat to some smaller promoters and show them an effective style of Hip Hop, then there is a good chance I could grab a set or two. Like anything it requires starting from the bottom and work up…. But nonetheless it’s an essential part of Hip Hop.

Who is or was the best musician in the world and why?
An impossible question really as I have so many diverse tastes, but the likes of Tupac Shakur, Elton John, The Beatles and Bob Marley would all be massive candidates.

So what does the future hold for you?
I am going to be jumping on some freestyle tracks to release shortly, just because to me it was a huge part of my education and I want to see more of it come back, they will be a free collection for anyone who wants to hear some gritty free’s. I’m thinking about doing another EP as well just to keep things ticking over while the details of the album are being worked out and implemented, but an album will be happening this year.

Once again thanks for your time. Anyone you want to shout out or anything you want to add before you go?
Big thanks for the support to yourselves keep doing ya thing. I also wanna shout out Stealf and De Facto Entertainment for their support and massive thanks to Tricksta at Park Street for the continued support, more shouts to St Laz, Loop Genius and Roskrypz for blessing “Conceptualized Deceit” and massive thanks to those that have downloaded it …. If you haven’t please visit www.defactoentertainment.co.uk for your FREE copy.

Okay please give us all your relevant internet links so people can connect with you. 
Catch my new webpage www.mrflix.co.uk or look me up on facebook, reverb nation and soundcloud.

Interview by David Wellar