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Nov 09

Shepard Fairey’s new show, Damaged, opens in L.A. on November 11th from 8pm-11pm.  The location will be announced soon, but you must RSVP to attend.    The work takes a critical look at the damaged state of politics, media, human rights, the global approach to the environment, and more.⠀⠀

The exhibition will showcase never-before-seen paintings, large scale sculptures, installations, etchings, retired stencils, a printed newspaper titled The Damaged Times, prints on wood and metal, and a display of various do-it-yourself tools of empowerment.

 

Shepard announced his band is releasing a 7″ at the opening reception, and he is also giving away posters (so you can make a stencil!) at the show:

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Nov 01

‘Hot Dogs’ is a audio/video project celebrating the tangents of a delirious brain over the course of a late-night skate to the store.” –Aesop Rock

The song was written and produced by Aesop Rock. The video was shot and edited by Kurt Hayashi, and features the skateboarding of Jake Gascoyne. All 3 collaborated conceptually to bring “Hot Dogs” to the screen. The digital version of “Hot Dogs” is available now. You can also pre-order the limited 7” vinyl version (500 copies) which features both the song and the instrumental, as well as art/design by Jake Gascoyne. 100% of the proceeds from “Hot Dogs” digital sales and streaming, and all vinyl pre-orders now thru Nov 23rd, will all be donated to http://www.grindforlife.org/ – A charity started by skateboarder Mike Rogers after his second battle with sarcoma cancer. The organization’s mission is to provide financial support to patients and families when traveling long distances to doctors and hospitals. More info can be found on their website.

Song Credits: Written and produced by Aesop Rock
Synthesizer by Grimace Federation
Mixed by Joey Raia
Mastered by Joe LaPorta
Video Credits: Shot and edited by Kurt Hayashi
Skateboarding of Jake Gascoyne
Animation by Franky Martin

“Hot Dogs” is available to purchase/stream now: https://rse.lnk.to/hotdogs 100% of the proceeds from “Hot Dogs” digital sales and streaming, and all vinyl pre-orders, now thru Nov 23rd, will all be donated to http://www.grindforlife.org/. More info below.

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Sep 08

Mr. Lif & Akrobatik are back as The Perceptionists.  They just dropped a new video for the song “Dirty Drumz” from the full length, Resolution.

 

Mr. Lif & Akrobatik team up again for

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Aug 25

Line up just announced for Hiero Day 2017 (Sept 4th).  Tickets at HieroDay.com

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Aug 22

Road to Baja is a non-profit organization that aims to benefit orphanages in Mexico’s Baja California region. The project began when a group of friends embarked on a 14-day excursion from the border of Tijuana to the southern tip of Cabo San Lucas. During the journey, the group was moved by the handmade grave markers that peppered the coast and documented what they saw. The photographs taken on the trip were compiled into an art book called Road to Baja and into the current OBEY Awareness Collection. OBEY is donating 100% of profits to the organization.  Check out the OBEY Awareness Collection in their Fall Delivery.

 

 

 

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Aug 11

Lice is back with a brand new invention: Triple Fat Lice. Aesop Rock and Homeboy Sandman once again join forces for this 100% FREE digital EP brought to you by Rhymesayers Entertainment and Stones Throw Records. Artwork by Jeremy Fish Artwork.

Bandcamp – http://bit.ly/Lice3BC
Soundcloud – http://bit.ly/Lice3SC
YouTube – http://bit.ly/Lice3YT See More

In addition – the limited VINYL version of Triple Fat Lice is available to pre-order NOW

Fifth Element: http://bit.ly/Lice3FE
Stones Throw: http://bit.ly/Lice3ST

Should you feel inspired to cough up some dough after receiving the gift of digital song free of charge, here are some places we’ve mentioned in the past that could use your help-
https://www.gofundme.com/helpkidscatchfish
https://skateistan.org
https://www.cityharvest.org
https://www.prepforprep.org

Peace,
Aesop Rock and Homeboy Sandman

 

 

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Aug 07

Adult Swim is releasing some new DOOM tracks in a series they are calling The Missing Notebook Rhymes.  15 new joints from  will be released once a week.  Check the first track, “Notebook 00 – Negus,” featuring Sean Price.   The track will be  on Price’s eagerly awaited posthumous album Imperious Rex.

via The Fader and @talkinsoul

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Jul 28

REBEL8 spent time in Joshua Tree to shoot their Fall lookbook called Desert Rats.  Check the new drop here.

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Jun 16

We recently reconnected with the legendary DJ Cash Money.  He had a quick chat with DJ ALF of Hip Hop Slam about his newest project, a mix of songs from the 50s and 60s (given the Cash Money treatment, of course).

DJ ALF: What was the motivation for you to come up with the 50’s vs. 60’s mix?

DJ Cash Money: I have always been a fan of that genre of music and wanted to do something different and creative…So I had made this video of me mixing these songs and posted on Facebook..I remember getting call early in the morning from my man Michael Hanna from GoPro..He was telling me that my video was getting like a thousand views per hour…I was like “Oh Shit”!!  So it reached 100,000 views in 3 days…This is when I decided to do another video…Sadly one of the kings of rock n roll “Chuck Berry’ passed away when I was in the middle of making the video..So this was my dedication to him….So from all the great response I received I knew I was onto something different.So I decided to make a project out of it…

DJ ALF: How much of a challenge was it for you to construct this particular mix compared to the days of before DVS?

DJ Cash Money:  I think the most difficult part was picking the songs to be used for the mix.. There are so many great songs from this genre.

DJ ALF: If someone is new to DJing or just listening to your style of mixing, what are some of the things should they expect to hear while listening to the mix?

DJ Cash Money: If you heard the original songs, then listen to how I made them sound completely different..As I always say” You might have heard these songs , but Never like this”….It’s funky from the first record I play…

DJ ALF: If you haven’t done so already, do you plan on performing the mix on the road or was your plans just to construct it for the people to listen to it wherever and whenever their hearts desire?

DJ Cash Money: Yes, I am doing a full campaign for this project…I’m in a lane not too many are really in right now…I am hoping to do a tour of all the Motown on Mondays in the US….Those nights are so great & fun with the music they play but the ultimate goal would be a residency in Las Vegas….

DJ ALF: Before you came up with the final product of the 50’s vs. 60’s mix, did you think of one direction that you scrapped such as mixing the songs in chronological order by the year it was made?

DJ Cash Money: Well the first video I did was more 60’s Motown music and a few 50’s…The second video has more 50’s songs in there…It’s a very good balance and done DJ Cash Money style….C’mon I’m cutting up Bill Haley – Shake Rattle & Roll….Who does that???? LOL..

DJ ALF: Where can people out check out and/or purchase your mix?

DJ Cash Money: Everyone can order now at www.therealdjcashmoney.com.  You buy a custom designed T-shirt and and get the extended audio promotional mix on cd & custom designed flash drive….The flash drive has the two videos plus my press kit…you can also get both here (CD or USB)

DJ ALF: Any final comments or shout outs?

DJ Cash Money: I put my heart & soul in this project and I am so proud of it….If people love the Motown sound and 50’s & 60’s Rock n Roll remixed with Hip hop beats then mixed & cut up by DJ Cash Money….then this is for you !! “You Might Have Heard These Songs , but Never Like This”.
DJ Cash Money is performing live at Brewerytown Beats Record Store, 2710 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA  TODAY  June 16th starting at 5pm (it’s free!) .  He’s got some special guests & Blaak the 9th Man.
DJ ALF is hosting Skratchpad DC on June 25th from 2:30-6:00 pm at the Beat Refinery in Bethesda, MD.

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Jun 02

REBEL8’s new capsule is with James Jirat Patradoon, a Sydney-based exhibiting artist and illustrator.  His high octane images combine 80s aesthetic with Japanese cult anime influences, conjuring surreal visions of a dystopian horror paradise. With a visual language informed by excessive amounts of unsupervised exposure to cartoons as a child, Jirat fell into illustration head first and early on. His frenetic practice has evolved to include installations, animation, music videos, and murals.  Check out pieces from the collection here.

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