If you’ve ever got a royalty check from Spotify or another streaming service you’ll know they pay less than half a cent a play.
Jay Z’s latest business move,Tidal aims to have a streaming service that doesn’t rip off artists and they also claim to have a superior sound than their competitors.
With some of the biggest artists in all genres this is sure to have the major labels and other streaming services in a state of panic.
Jay is still taking the mantra of “Overcharging these labels for what they did to the cold crush”
A glimpse into Fashawn’s Ecology and transformation from Santiago to Fashawn. The documentary explores the environment and influences that paved Fashawn’s path from Fresno’s familiar streets to his unfolding journey of sharing his art with a worldwide audience.
directed by Punit Dhesi
The album is AVAILABLE NOW! Order the digital album here on Itunes – found.ee/theecology OR cop the physical deluxe bundle here – shop.massappeal.com/. And catch Fashawn live, he’s touring North America in March (dates below). Tickets and info at www.fashawn.ca
THE ECOLOGY TRACKLISTING
1. Guess Who’s Back
3. Something to Believe ft Nas & Aloe Blacc
5. To Be Young ft BJ the Chicago Kid
6. Golden State of Mind ft Dom Kennedy
7. Letter F
8. Place to Go
9. Man of the House
10. Out The Trunk ft Busta Rhymes
11. It’s A Good Thing ft Aloe Blacc & Choosey
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
2/26 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex ticketf.ly/19t0xnf
3/3 – Vancouver, BC – Alexander tktwb.tw/1AOylpn
3/4 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile ticketf.ly/1JnQ1O0
3/5 – Portland, OR – Peter’s Room bit.ly/1AivIKL
3/6 – Eugene, OR – Wow Hall tktwb.tw/1vcvcyQ
3/7 – Oakland, CA – Leo’s
3/8 – Sacramento, CA – Harlows ticketf.ly/1BjB77j
3/10 – Boston, MA – Middle East – downstairs tktwb.tw/17mzhVP
3/11 – New York, NY – SOB’s tktwb.tw/1JnQPme
3/12 – Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary ticketf.ly/1AiwSG9
3/13 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel tktwb.tw/1JIIG6I
3/14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café tktwb.tw/1EKVJTC
3/15 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s ticketf.ly/1ySSiFX
3/16 – Grand Rapids, MI – Stache bit.ly/1JnRAvn
3/18 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room ticketf.ly/1L7FgLq
3/19 – Austin, TX – SXSW
3/20 – Austin, TX – SXSW
3/21 – Austin, TX – SXSW
3/22 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits bit.ly/1zlxFTV
3/24 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Purgatory bit.ly/1Fow1YL
3/25 – New Orleans, LA – Parrish Room @ HOB bit.ly/1zLPJFR
3/26 – Houston, TX – Studio @ Warehouse Live ticketf.ly/1FYj0mf
3/27 – San Antonio, TX – ACMC ticketf.ly/17eSjxC
3/28 – Dallas, TX – The Loft ticketf.ly/1JnSjNi
3/30 – Denver, CO – Cervantes (Other Side) ticketf.ly/1CFqiHW
3/31 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad bit.ly/1ySUT2D
4/1 – Phoenix, AZ – The Press Room bit.ly/1A3kXgy
4/2 – Orange County, CA – Constellation Room tktwb.tw/1CFqQxr
FOR MORE INFO
Mixing Sessions teaser “DJ MODESTY – BROOKLYN KINGZ COUNTY” Album, Release on January 31th-2015 on
Music : DJ MODESTY feat JAZ O, MIC HANDZ, RUSTE JUXX & GENERAL STEELE (SMIF N WESSUN) (Prod by DJ MODESTY)
Mix/Master & Video : Cave Saint Pierre (EN PHASE)
The Almighty $amhill – The $amhill Story LP
A1 The Mudman Cometh
A2 $am I Am
A3 Can’t Trust You
A4 God Bless The Child
A6 My Fate
B1 The Benches
B2 Bad Bitches
B3 Hustlers Holiday
B4 Lesson Learned
B5 Poetic Justic 2
A1 produced by Minnesota (co-produced by $am Hill). Tracks A2 & B3 prod. by Jean Duvall.
Track A3 & A6 prod. by RTNC. A4 prod. by Adel Ismail. Track 5 prod. by Dirty Ass Andre Israel.
B1 prod. by Chop Da Beatz. Track B2 prod. by Molecules. Track B4 prod. by $am Hill. Track B5 prod.
by Jean Duvall (co-produced by $am Hill).
Mastered by Lewis Parker.
Price is £16.99 + shipping (4gbp to UK, 6.50gbp to Europe or 9gbp to USA/Oz/Asia)
There will be 400 copies pressed ONLY.
Cover includes a large 200mm x 200mm sticker.
The first 75 are on White + Red + Purple mixed coloured vinyl.
The next 75 copies are on Clear + Red +Black mixed coloured vinyl.
And the remaining 250 are on traditional black vinyl
Check out the teaser for Common’s next video,not crazy about this song but judging by the previous singles Nobody’s Smiling should be a great album,out July 22nd.
Check out his song,The Neighbourhood featuring Cocaine 80’s and Lil Herb and produced by No I.D. below
August 26th is the release date for Diamond D’s highly anticipated next album “The Diam Piece” featuring a stellar cast of M.C.s including the usual suspects like Fat Joe to west coast vet Kurupt and everyone im between.
Check the artwork and tracklist below.
1. Rap Life ft. Pharoahe Monch
2. Where’s The Love ft. Talib Kweli, Elzhi, Skyzoo
3. It’s Nothing ft. Fat Joe, Chi Ali, Freddie Foxxx
4. Only Way 2 Go ft. Pete Rock
5. Hard Days ft. The Pharcyde
6. I Ain’t The One To Fuc Wit ft. Scram Jones
7. Pump Ya Brakes ft. Rapsody, Boog Brown, Stacy Epps
8. Take Em Off Da Map ft. Black Rob
9. We Are The People Of The World ft. Kurput, Tha Alkaholiks
10. Jose Feliciano
11. Handz Up ft. Hi-Tek
12. Pain ft. A.G., Chino XL
13. Vanity ft. Nottz
14. It’s Magic ft. The Stepbrothers
15. The Game ft. Grand Daddy I.U.
16. Let The Music Talk ft. Kev Brown
17. Ace Of Diamonds ft. Masta Ace
18. 187 ft. Guilty Simpson, Ras Kass
19. Superman (Bonus Track) Produced By DJ Scratch
Diamond D Feat. Pharoahe Monch
Diam Piece Album Trailer
New sampler from the Class A’s next project features Rob Kelly, Robyn Kavanagh and more
It’s finally here, Rob Kelly’s debut album on American label Common Wealth Records. After over 10 years in the game and numerous mixtapes and EP’s and features with some of the biggest names in the UK and USA, sample clearance issues,Irelands Finest unleashes his official debut featuring Da Villins,Class A’s and production from Scooby, Tony Mahoney,Anarkist and more.
Look out for our review dropping soon.
A.Y.E./ 90 NOW EP
A1 Keep It Real
A2 Get Down feat.Teekay & I.P.
A3 Put It On
A4 LAB(Life’s a Bitch) feat. Halfcut, Chale & MAXJULLIAN
B1 In The Ghetto
B2 1OVE (One Love)
B3 Times (NY)
B4 Rec It feat. Dustin Def
All tracks produced by A.Y.E.
Price is £11.99 + shipping (6.50gbp in Europe or 8gbp in USA/Oz/Asia)
There will be 275 copies pressed ONLY.
The first 75 are on Transparant Green vinyl.
The next 75 copies are on Orange and Clear mixed coloured vinyl.
And the remaining 125 are on traditional black vinyl
The Legendary Queensbridge group will be performing in Dublin for the first time on August 1st at The Voodoo Lounge. This promises to be a historic night and hopefully they play all the classics like Shook Ones,Survival Of The Fittest and more.
The night is being put on by the Bloodshed Records crew who have already put on classic nights with artists like Onyx, The Outlaws and Block McCloud so be sure to come out and support them if you want them to keep bringing over your favourite acts.
Support on the night comes from the Irish and UK hip hop scenes with artists like DCR ( Dublin City Residents ) , The Lost Enemy and more.
Tickets are 22.50 excl. booking fee and can be got from Ticketmaster here