Feb 25

Rappcats just uploaded Africa Extra, which was the previously only available on the 3rd LP in the deluxe version of Madlib Medicine Show #3 Beat Konducta in Africa.  Medicine Shows & more releases from Madlib here.

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Feb 16


Over the Valentines’ weekend, Pharoahe Monch released  “Lost In Translation”,  a collection of previously released songs from his solo albums as well as features from 2000 to 2015.   All the songs have Love as the theme.   The one new track is “Home (HGH)” featuring Phonte’ and Tamisha.


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Feb 04

New video for 4am from Hail Mary Mallon.  Features skaters Henry Gunderson, Pete Lombardozzi, Zak DePiero, Chad Wade, Joe Barnes, Gautam Sahi & Gerald Anekwe (who also filmed & edited, with some additional filming by Pete Lombardozzi).

The Bestiary tour continues…tour dates & links for tickets.

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Feb 01

in4mationkimonoIn4mation’s FOTM drop for February is available here.

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Jan 27

Shepard Fairey is making a guest appearance on Portlandia on January 29th.  He says:

I’m a big fan of Portlandia, Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen’s comedy show based on poking fun at the idiosyncrasies of bohemian Portland Oregon, so I was very excited when they asked me to do a cameo.  I’ve spent a bit of time and done a few art shows in Portland, so I know where Portlandia finds its inspiration.  In fact, the part I play, a jaded art store employee, was set in the exact art store where I bought my art supplies while staying in Portland for a stint a few summers ago. I’m no actor, but this part, along with maybe “jaded art student” or “jaded skate shop employee,” are the closest I’ll ever get to method acting.  Fred and Carrie are a blast to hang out with and made the whole experience a lot of fun for me. Here’s a clip from the segment, but you can catch the full episode Thurs. night on IFC.  -Shepard

Portlandia airs Thursdays 10pm EST on IFC.

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Jan 19


Remembering Dr. King on his national holiday, as well as the work of Coretta Scott King and the many leaders in the civil rights movement.  The painting was done by Dan Buller & Gene Pendon fr HVW (live painted in Montreal in 2005)

Jan 14

MLK-2015-InstagramMy very first involvement with Youth Speaks was at their Bringing the Noise event, and I was hooked.   This celebration is a showcase of young writers presenting original pieces inspired by the struggles and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   Always uplifting.

Monday | January 19, 2015 | 7-9 PM
Nourse Auditorium
275 Hayes Street
Between Van Ness and Franklin
Tickets: $5 for youth | $10 adults

Tickets are available here.

Video from last year’s event:

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Jan 12

The previously unreleased video for the Beastie Boys’ “Too Many Rappers” featuring Nas was discovered on editor’s Neal Usatin’s site.  Directed by Roman Coppola.

Too many rappers, still not enough emcees…

via Pitchfork.  RIP MCA.

Jan 11

socksShop Socks!  Free shipping when you buy 3 pairs. Use the code 3SHIPFREE.

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Jan 08

hellzNew arrivals from Hellz now available here.

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