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Urban Legends: The New Standard Playlist | @urbanxlegends

Posted: November 26, 2017 by realjdobypr in Music

Nobody forgets the album that changed their life—that one song that defined the moment.

Urban Legends is a Universal Music Group label imprint and online platform that celebrates the artists and music at the heart and soul of hip-hop. Nobody forgets the album that changed their life-that one song that defined the moment. Urban Legends remembers and reimagines what it means to be a fan, helping music lovers fall in love with their favorites all over again. We celebrate our icons, our culture, our style, our legacy, our music-and why it matters.

Here’s a glimpse into the music they’ll be celebrating:

Source: Urban Legends: The New Standard Playlist

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500 of the sets will be autographed and come complete with two “practice swords.”

Source: GZA & Urban Legends Release Liquid Swords Box Set With Actual Swords

It was a rollout that turned Rihanna from fascination to all out cultural obsession.

It seems like a lifetime ago-once every year brought us the holiday of Rihvember-but it’s only been five years. In 2012, Rihanna ended a four-year-four-album run with her seventh LP Unapologetic. The album title seems quite apt in hindsight as we can say it may have been the last instance Rihanna ever had to apologize for herself. Recorded within six months during the promo of her 2011 album, Unapologetic would become the last of the #Rihvember series: a seven year period where Rihanna dropped music at the rate of raindrops essentially.

From 2005 to 2012, the only year that saw us without a Rihanna album was 2008. Ironically, the very last #Rihvember was the first under the official moniker. To be fair, this is the life of a pop star gone rockstar: a nonstop hamster wheel of presentations of self and story to the masses. Now, if we go a few days withOUT Rihanna news, there’s a crisis but it was this rollout that turned Rihanna from fascination to all out cultural obsession.

The rollout, one of her biggest at the time, featured one of the finer finesses seen this decade (but more on that shortly). At the time of the album’s release, Rihanna spent three years under intense scrutiny from the media about her life choices, which can be stifling for anyone in their mid-20s. Those are the key years of simply minding your own messy business. It’s a developmental time where you’re unable to keep your mind together because you’re beginning to explore the options of adulting in a real manner. If growing up is a spectrum, your 20s should be filed under “extreme.” The Rihanna of 2012 was reeling from half a decade on the road, not just performing but simultaneously creating the catalogue of music that would make her the titan she has now become. The media hounded her with judgement throughout this time about everything from her style to her sound to her life. But the Queen of Clapback seemed ready to turn the tide. Rihanna was tired of apologizing for who she was and what she needed.

Source: On Unapologetic, Rihanna Freed Herself To Be The Voice She Is Now

As presented by SiriusXM’s Coffee House channel, “Coffee House Live” tour is one of this summer’s most refreshing outings. Featuring Joshua Radin, Rachael Yamagata, and Brandon Jenner, the triple billing kicked off on July 7 at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley. The tour is now in the middle of the United States, playing tonight at Minnesota’s Fine Line Music Café. Upcoming cities include New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Cleveland, and Detroit before the tour ends on August 10 at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club.

On behalf of the Inquisitr, I had the pleasure of talking with Radin, Yamagata, and Jenner, asking all three singer/songwriters the same four questions. Radin, the tour’s headliner, is touring in support of his self-produced album The Fall. Very impressively, to date, over 100 films have featured Radin’s music. Yamagata is on the road playing songs from last year’s Tightrope Walker, which received four-star reviews from Mojo, Reader’s Digest, and the Daily Mirror alike. Jenner is known for his collaborations with wife Leah and is currently featured on Spotify’s “Your Favorite Coffeehouse” playlist.For more information on the tour and its artists, visit http://www.siriusxm.com/CoffeehouseSweeps.

Source: Joshua Radin, Rachael Yamagata, And Brandon Jenner On Their ‘Coffee House Live’ Tour With Sirius XM

Los Angeles-based Pop/R&B artist, TAZ Zavala, debuts her newest single “If These Walls Could Talk” exclusively on The Hype Magazine, following up her critically acclaimed debut single “Watch Me.”

Source: TAZ Zavala, debuts her newest single “If These Walls Could Talk” exclusively on The Hype Magazine – The Hype Magazine

My ol’ pal Michael Spicer and I (Electric Muse) got together to do a show-&-tell and some playing.I had been using LogicPro and MainStage for several years[1]. I write and record with LP, and use its companion app for live performance. LP and MS share AU plugins & synths[2], so if I chose to use the sounds created for my LP project, I can simply plot what I require for live concert in MS. Event changes would be assigned to midi controllers or controllable icons on the MS workspace[3]. The workspace is a blackbox theatre-like space that can be configured any which way, for even as an improv system. (Read also extended synth techniques)It had been quite a number of years since Electric Muse worked on a project, so we decided to meld our technologies (Michael’s was modular synth tricks on his Eurorack[4]) with improv as the technical goal. For the musical goal, to generate a meaningful performance, a performance that had structure, and was attention-span-friendly i.e. 3-4 minutes long.

Source: Mind-melding Modular synths, MainStage 3 & Player systems. | Shueh-li Ong | Pulse | LinkedIn

Here is your first look at a early leak. Today we bring you the latest project from West Coast Solidified Artist Gonzoe, The project is titled “Happy Birthday” and it features 15 tracks. Enjoy

Tune Tank Entertainment presents the latest music release from up and coming mc G.A.R. The title of this new release is Leatherband. Give it a listen, G.A.R is has a very solid bounce to his music.

Hot new joint from singer/songwriter/rapper Daja Marie entitled ‘Raindrops’ that’s on path to burn up the airwaves as she puts on the full court press for her upcoming “Go Hard or Go Home” tour beginning January 26 in NYC.

Daja Marie Raindrops cover

Music: Joe Smith ‘Cynicism’ @ArtistJoeSmith

Posted: April 1, 2017 by micbully in Music
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New Music: Joe Smith ‘Cynicism’ – Words from “My inspiration behind Cynicism was a result of my journey, up to this point in my life, both as an artist and a business man. I unconsciously  put my trust in many individuals with regards to my career, my best interest, and the support of my grind. I was always taught that real situations reveal true colors. Alot of people I thought had my best interest at heart had other secret motives and aspirations.  These situations showed me that I am the master of my own fate and taught me to trust in my lyricism and sound.”