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Iceage Announce Signing To Matador Records & European Tour

Photo by Anton Rothstein

MP3: BrokenBone

Copenhagen’s Iceage played Carabar awhile ago with Vile Gash and the Men. It was a complete riot which made their New Brigade all the much better to drink and fuck-off to   Well, the folks at Matador have signed Iceage and the post-punk heathans will drop a new album February 19th. Escho will release the record in Denmark.

Euro tour dates after the jump

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Download: Action Bronson & the Alchemist – “Rare Chandeliers” MIxtape

Noisey just dropped Action Bronson and the Alchemist’s “Rare Chandeliers” Mixtape.

Rare Chandeliers features  Styles P, Mayhem Lauren, AG Da Coroner, Roc Marciano, Evidence, Schoolboy Q, Big Twin and Sean Price. It’s like if Big Pun and Rammel-zee ate a four course meal at a strip-club after eating adderall and getting zooted. (No space or nasal) It’s hella focused but bugged out in a purely NY sense.  Except it’s produced by the Cali’s Alchemist but he produces Mobb Deep and has Soul Assassin roots sooo .. WTF are you saying WESLEY? Peep the tracklist below and download above..

1. Big Body Bes Intro
2. Rare Chandeliers
3. The Symbol
4. Sylvester Lundgren Feat. Meyhem Lauren & Ag Da Coroner
5. Randy The Musical
6. Demolition Men Feat. Schoolboy Q
7. Eggs On The Third Floor
8. Modern Day Revelations Feat. Roc Marciano
9. Dennis Haskins
10. Bitch I Deserve You Feat. Evidence
11. Gateway To Wizardy Feat. Styles P
12. Blood Of The Goat Feat. Big Twin & Sean Price
13. Mike Vick
Tour-dates some solo and some with Cypress Hill after the jump.

MP3: ODB, Buddah Monk & 12 O’Clock 1995 Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Freestyle

MP3: Ol Dirty Bastard, Buddha Monk, 12 OClock – Freestyle (DJ Stretch Armstrong) 95.

The rap internet is remembering Wu-Tang’s Ol Dirty Bastard today who died on November 13th, 2004. Above is a freestyle from ODB, Buddha Monk, and 12 O’clock from the Stretch Armstrong Show in 1995 that I found though mediafire and googling. If this is from your site leave a comment and I will put the proper link. ODB doesn’t actually rap until about 6:45 minutes in but it is raw and worth it.

Also peep:

Egotrip’s Post About ODB Tribute Murals (image above stolen from)
Up North Trip’s Must See ODB Video’s
XXL’s Most Awesome ODB Moments
Harmony Korine Tells A Story About ODB

MP3: King Vada – “Thee Elite” Ft. The Ice King (Produced By Choz1n)

MP3: King Vada – Thee Elite

While King Vada preps the release of “The Sun Sets Tomorrow Regardless: God Is Never Hiding” he continues to leak joints.
Here is Thee Elite ft. The Ice King.

Watch: RJD2 Discusses “Life Without Limits”

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MP3: DivineFits “WTNBN” RJD2 remix
MP3: Soul Position- “The Good Life”

RJD2 has been on a bit of a roll recently. He released an album with his original Columbus Hip Hop crew, MHz Legacy ,at the end of October. RJ also linked up with Blueprint for a new Soul Position song called the Good Life. The Columbus ex-pat just remixed “Would That Not Be Nice” by his sometime drummer Sam Brown’s new band the Divine Fits. On election day RJ dropped a new song with Kenna.

Above is a short documentary RJ did with T-Mobile entitled “Life Without Limits” where RJ takes a camera crew around his current hometown Philly while RJ gives his perspective on being an artist. In this video we follow RJ around town, watch him perform shows and also visit his home, while the revered producer and live performer explains that his main motivation is the enjoyment of making music.


Video: the Washington Beach Bums – “Life in the Beach”

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Probably the one thing in Columbus music I would’ve never predicted is the Washington Beach Bums usurping the Unholy Two as the most beloved band in North Campus.  Or the fact that I would post a video by a band called the Washington Beach Bums willingly in 2012. But I guess moving back into the area makes me laugh at the idea of a boat pearling around Summit.  I guess after watching a zillion Mean Jeans video with disbelief in people having that much fun in Portland,Oregon makes me happy something like this was filmed in my neighborhood.

On Friday, November 16th, at Ace of Cups, the Washington Beach Bums are having a little shindig to celebrate the fact that their debut record, “Party!” will be coming out on Spacebuxxx Records!

They will be joined by Tree of Snakes and Day Creeper, as well as DJ sets between bands by Detox

P. Blackk & J. Rawls “Nahmean” Promo Video Says “Contemporary Nostalgia” Soon

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It’s Sunday. I will just let Pedro tell it:

For those that aren’t familiar with who I am my name is P. Blackk.  I’m 21 years old & from Columbus, Ohio.  I’ve been working on this project called “Contemporary Nostalgia” for quite some time now with my big homie J. Rawls.  You might’ve heard me on the J. Rawls “Ohio Takeover Mixtape”, on L.e For The Uncool’s “The Measure” (George Washington) on Fly.Union’s “Look Up To The Sky”,on their TGTC album.  I can now also add to that list my feature on BJ The Chicago Kid’s single “Heartless” which was his cover to “Long Run” by Fly.Union.  But in this email I’ve linked my 1st visual as promotion for my collaborative project with J. Rawls, “Nahmean?”  I’m trying to get the word out there, so of course I’m emaling you in hopes of getting that support to get the word out there.  Once again, thank you for your time & get back to me as soon as possible


Well. We May Be A Fly-Over State Again But….

There is so much going this weekend.

The biggest event will be today when this year’s Wexner Prize winner, Annie Leibovitz and Rolling Stone Publisher Jann S. Wenner will have a public conversation tonight @ the Wex @ 5:30 pm. More information and tickets here.

This event comes on the eve of Annie Leibovitz receiving the 14th Annual Wexner Prize, Saturday.

After Leibovitz receives her Wexner Prize during a private ceremony; The Wexner Center will celebrate it’s 23rd Year with a Gen Wex sponsored party called Last Shot which will feature DJ Venus XHailing from Harlem, Venus has been embraced by the music and art world because her eclectic blend of regional and worldly music whether it be electronic or traditional, with Hip Hop, pop and other musics.

Whatever the genre, Venus chop and screws, and utilizes various other song altering process to make the experience unique and exhilarating for the audience. Get Right’s DJ Detox will join Venus in making people have fun. TIcket info here.
For the story about the Annie Leibovitz-Keith Haring at the top  of the page and more stuff going in Columbus please jump.

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Video: Rashad – “For the Life of Me”

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Rashad’s amazing album Museum is Columbus, Ohio’s offering to the national contemporary R+B current that people like Frank Ocean, and Miguel have planted a strong flag for.  You probably also know Rashad from his work with Jadakiss, Fly Union, Rick Ross, Lxe, and Stalley.

Check out Rashad at the Turkey Jam  @ Skully’s  in Columbus, Ohio on November 24th. Flyer after the jump.

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NYC Petty Fest Raises $15,000 For Charity; Petty Fest West Set To Help Hurricane Relief

Photo Credit: Getty Images for Jameson Irish Whiskey

Father John Misty performed at the NYC Petty Fest in October which was a star-studded event that raised $15,000 for the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. Other special guests at the Jameson sponsored event included Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon, Fabrizio Moretti and Albert Hammond, Jr. of the Strokes, Cyndi Lauper, SNL’s Fred Armisen and John McEnroe. As you can guess these stars covered Tom Petty songs and were very successful at raising money for a good cause as they sold-out Webster Hall.

On November 14 and 15th, the Petty Fest heads to Los Angeles for two Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit Shows at the El Rey Theater.

Petty Fest West participants include Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, Nick Valensi and Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes, Sarah Silverman, Members of Eagles of Death Metal, Butch Walker, Matt Sorum & Ace Harper, Jesse Malin, Harper Simon, Nicole Atkins, Har Mar Superstar, Bijou Phillips, Ryan Miller of Guster, Justin Bartha, Jenny O., Rodrigo Amarante, Greg Rogove, Adam Busch, AA Bondy, Petter Ericson Stakee of Alberta Cross and many more surprise guests will cover Tom Petty songs to help those devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

A special limited edition poster of the event has been created and will be available at the shows for a $20 donation.

If you can not attend Petty Fest West but want to chip in please can donate here.

After the Jump is the full set-list from NYC’s Petty Fest.

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