New Audio: Maurice “Mobetta” Brown f/ Consequence, Saunders Sermens & Stimulus “Misunderstood Part II”
New Audio: Maurice “Mobetta” Brown f/ Consequence, Saunders Sermens & Stimulus “Misunderstood Part II”
Fresh off of winning his very first Grammy with Tedeschi Trucks Band for Best Blues Album of the year in 2012 (Maurice was the horn arranger for the 11-piece ensemble), Maurice “Mobetta” Brown has also appeared on LP’s from Santigold, Ski Beatz, Prodigy, Talib Kweli, Cee-Lo, Diddy, Musiq Soulchild and countless others.
Maurice is prepping his latest release, Maurice vs Mobetta, or, rather, Maurice’s Jazz side versus his Hip-Hop persona. Maurice vs Mobetta features appearances from Talib Kweli, Consequence, Prodigy, Jean Grae and production from Fyre Dept, DJ Scratch and Maurice himself and its a mere sampling of what’s in-store on Maurice vs Mobetta; as Brown has more in store, not only on this new effort, but coming down the pike. Know that Maurice vs Mobetta is a gumbo sound lab for this dynamic young trumpet player-arranger-producer. Read more…
HIP-HOP DUO TANYA MORGAN ARE SET TO RELEASE RUBBER SOULS LP PRODUCED BY 6TH SENSE
“Tanya Morgan are like the sons of De La Soul — soulful, stressed, effortlessly smart flows, intricate production, the whole package.” SPIN
iTunes Pre-Order link, here.
Album Announcement + Tracklisting Premiered on DJ Booth, here.
Grammy-Award Winner Preps New LP, “Maurice vs. Mobetta” & New Single, “Back At The Ranch” With An Assist From Jean Grae
New LP Includes Features From Talib Kweli, Prodigy, Consequence & Jean Grae
“Maurice vs. Mobetta” Will Be Released This Fall
You have heard Grammy Award-winning trumpet player Maurice “Mobetta” Brown before. After all, he’s appeared on LP’s from Santigold, Ski Beatz, Prodigy, Talib Kweli, Cee-Lo, Diddy, Musiq Soulchild and countless others; but you heard his trumpet and not his voice.
Think Louis Armstrong and his trumpet uploaded for the 21st century to a Hip-Hop beat, and you begin to understand who this young genius is. Maurice is a classically-trained Jazzman mentored and supported by the iconic Wynton Marsalis and the legendary Ramsey Lewis. But “Mobetta” is also a Hip-Hop head for life, and that journey on this planet rock literally parallels the history and evolution of rap. Little wonder that Maurice not only blows the roof off God’s sky with his horn, but he also spits lyrics the way Satchmo spit his own brand of vocalese back in the day. Yup, Mobetta is a horn-playing-rhyme-spraying-dancing machine that Jazz-Hip-Hop collaborators like Donald Byrd and Gang Starr’s Guru, or Ron Carter and A Tribe Called Quest fantasized about in the early 1990s. No need to cram to make that Jazz/Hip-Hop experiment happen in these times because Maurice Brown is the living and breathing embodiment of it all, a one-stop shop destined to be this era’s Quincy Jones. And then some! Read more…
Curated by Brooklyn Bodega
On Tuesday, August 13th, Brooklyn Bodega will be curating another Red Bull Sound Select New York Showcase! For Brooklyn Bodega’s second go at Sound Select, you can expect a night of Hip-Hop, Funk, R&B talent featuring our headliner The Internet of Odd Future along with Brooklyn artists DyMe-A-DuZin who recently rocked BHF’13, songstress Jade <3 (w/Benny Blind) and duo Denitia and Sene!
R.A. THE RUGGED MAN RELEASES SOPHOMORE ALBUM
‘LEGENDS NEVER DIE’ TO RAVE REVIEWS
TALIB KWELI & R.A. THE RUGGED MAN’S MUSIC VIDEO “LEARN TRUTH” ACCUMULATES MILLIONS OF YOUTUBE VIEWS
R.A. THE RUGGED MAN HEADS OUT ON A WORLD WIDE TOUR
“The best part about Legends Never Die is the ridiculously meticulous approach R.A. took to crafting each concept of every song.” – The Source
“All vulgar showmanship aside, Rugged Man addresses subjects with clarity and humor.“ – Pitchfork
“Listen to pretty much any one of his songs and you’re blown away by the ninja-like control the guy has over a beat, as well as what he’s talking about.” – Vice
“Best album of the year.” – Dead End HipHop Read more…
When loved ones pass away, it is never an easy thing to comprehend, wrapping your head around life’s one inevitability, one constant, brings little solace. Death is something we all experience in some form of fashion and it is personally inescapable. No one can avoid it and each passing seems to take a little piece of us as a result. However, the wonderful blessing of music reminds us of the person that was and shall always remain etched in our respective memories. Read more…
It’s DJ Chill Will of the University of Michigan’s WCBN 88.3 FM. Home of the longest running Hip Hop show in the Mid-West and maybe the country. Check our Top 40 chart September 14, 2012. And be sure to tune into the show weekly on 88.3 FM in the Ann Arbor/Metro Detroit area or at www.wcbn.org Saturday night’s from 9pm until 12 am est.
What’s good people? Gonna keep it quick because of a busy weekend. But if you haven’t been paying attention. There’s a lot of good music out and, from some vets in the game. First Talib Kweli now X to the Z Xzibit, King T and the Alkaholiks have a banger called Louis XIII. The song is straight fire and I’m glad to see them back working together. Don’t forget to check me out on Friday in the mix on Detroit’s 987 AMP Radio from 10pm to 2am est. For more information about me DJ Chill Will got to www.facebook.com/djchillwill734., www.twitter.com/chillwill734 or www.djchillwill734.com
Here is our chart: Read more…
DEZERT EEZ TO RELEASE SOPHOMORE LP IN SEPTEMBER
Life Illustrated Will Be Released On Ncendiary/Universal Records & Includes Guest Appearances From Inspektah Deck, Bronze Nazareth
It’s DJ Chill Will of the University of Michigan’s WCBN 88.3 FM. Home of the longest running Hip Hop show in the Mid-West and maybe the country. Check our Top 40 chart August 23, 2012. And be sure to tune into the show weekly on 88.3 FM in the Ann Arbor/Metro Detroit area or at www.wcbn.org Saturday night’s from 9pm until 12 am est.
What’s the deal people? I’m gonna keep it short but there’s a lot of new fire out. Check the newest joint of Talib Kweli and Maino with production by 9th Wonder. Busta also has a banger with Cam’Ron, and The Game yes, The Game has a new joint with a Bone Thuggz type feel that’s dope. Yeah I know I didn’t give any titles, but if your fiendin for some good music you’ll find them and support. Don’t forget to check me out on Friday and Saturday’s in the mix on Detroit’s 987 AMP Radio. For more information about me DJ Chill Will got to www.facebook.com/djchillwill734., www.twitter.com/chillwill734 or www.djchillwill734.com
Skyzoo is set to release his new album, ‘A Dream Deferred’ on October 2nd through The Faculty / Duck Down Music.
The album has stand out production from the likes of !llmind, Jahlil Beats, 9th Wonder, Eric G, Focus, Black Milk, DJ Khalil, Best Kept Secret & Tall Black Guy.
‘A Dream Deferred’ features songs with Jill Scott, Talib Kweli, Freeway, Raheem Devaughn, Jared Evan, DJ Prince, and Jessy Wilson. Read more…
Arrested Development Celebrates 20 Years & Still On A Mission –
August 6, 2012 – A Free Album And A Feature on TV One’s UnSung
(July 25, 2012 – Atlanta, GA) – It’s been exactly 20 years since Arrested Development (AD) bursted upon the scene with a trailblazing debut album, “3 years, 5 months & 2 days in the life of…” – Hip-Hop music mixed with soul, blues and funk. The group coined their style “Life Music,” music that would win 2 Grammy awards in 1993 for Best Rap Single (Tennessee) and the coveted ‘Best New Artist’, which AD is the first and last in the Hip-Hop genre to win. NAACP & Don Cornelius’ Soul Train awarded them as well with Rolling Stone Magazine crowning AD Band of the Year and VH-1 named AD one of the Greatest Hip-Hop Artists of All Time.
True legends in the game, they opened the doors for groups like – The Fugees, Goodie Mob, OutKast, Erykah Badu, India Irie, The Roots & Black Eyed Peas encompassing a mix of men and women with consciousness, melody & live musicality. There was a time when rappers weren’t accepted singing. It could be argued that without Dionne Farris’ soaring vocals on Tennessee, would the world have received the young Lauryn Hill crooning on hip-hop songs like “Killing Me Softly”?
Blue Note Jazz Festival 2012 presents Groove Theory, Soulive, plus Riq & Rah
Holly Saucey Heats Up ‘On Solid Ground’ with Fiyah Burn
|Today sees the release of West Coast producer E-Train’s debut album ON SOLID GROUND. Available through all digital retailers today, ON SOLID GROUND boasts features from Talib Kweli, Wordsworth, Keith Murray, The Aztext, Akrobatik and more while displaying the raw talent E-Train exudes in the studio. Teaming up with Bay Area femcee, Holly Saucey for the smash Fiyah Burn, the combination of artist and producer with nothing to lose yet everything to gain comes shining through. Read more…|
PLANET ASIA RETURNS WITH BLACK BELT THEATRE
BLACK BELT THEATRE WILL BE RELEASED ON FEBRUARY 28th, 2012 & WILL FEATURE APPEARANCES FROM TALIB KWELI, RAEKWON, PAUL WALL, FASHAWN, MISTAH FAB, CHACE INFINITE, CAMP LO, THE JACKA, KRONDON, TORAE & RASS KASS
It’s DJ Chill Will of the University of Michigan’s WCBN 88.3 FM. Home of the longest running Hip Hop show in the Mid-West and maybe the country. Check our Top 40 chart for November 2. And be sure to tune into the show weekly on 88.3 FM in the Ann Arbor/Metro Detroit area or at www.wcbn.org Saturday night’s from 9pm until 12 am est.
Peoples “What Up Doe”? Another great weekend besides being still under the weather. But had a blast at the Ultimate Sports Bar on Friday with all the costumes. Then rocked at a standing room only crowd at Babs Underground Lounge. Shout to everyone who banged from the being to the end, cause I never seen a empty spot in the place. Then if that wasn’t enough hit The Blind Pig on Sunday with Talib Kweli and Idle Worship. Also got to rock with legendary Ann Arbor/Detroit MC Invincible during her set. And shout to Greg Burke because Kadence was in the building and he ripped the stage during his set. Catch me after The Prop Shop from 1 to 2am on www.987ampradio.com Killing the club music. For more information about me DJ Chill Will got to www.twitter.com/chillwill734 or www.facebook.com/djchillwill734