VIDEO: Kosha Dillz’s “Span Hebrish”

Kosha Dillz worked with director Edward Jansen to create his new video for “Span Hebrish”. If you like the song, download it for free below via Soundcloud, while supplies last.

While you’re at it, Kosha is currently on tour, about to do a small handful of shows for the next few days so head there and have some fun. He’ll back back on the road this summer as part of the Vans Warped Tour.

April 17… Iowa City, IA (Blue Moose Tap Lodge) @
April 18… Omaha, NE (The Slowdown) @
April 19… Cardiff, CA (Shir Energy Music Fest) !
April 21… Leimert Park, LA (Bananas)

@ = w/ Lil Dicky
! = w/ Matisyahu

VIDEO: Red Pill’s “Ten Year Party”

New album from Detroit rapper Red Pill is called Look What This World Did To Us and if it’s been awhile since you’ve been in tune with the hip-hop that is going on in the city, have a listen to “Ten Year Party”. What does a ten year party entail? Listen for yourself and you’ll find that it may take awhile, or perhaps it’ll last a long while.

SOME STUFFS: Forgotten Tomb stream new album in full

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Hurt Yourself And The Ones You Love is the new album by Italian black/death metal band Forgotten Tomb and by the time you read this, it will be out in Europe. North America will get a chance to buy this on April 21st but the band are streaming it in full for all to hear via Bandcamp, so press play below.

SOME STUFFS: First Bill Wyman solo album since 1982 to be released.

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He’s the oldest living member of The Rolling Stones, despite the fact he hasn’t been a member of the group since 1993. At 78, bassist Bill Wyman will be releasing a new album, something he hasn’t done since 1982, and it’s only his fourth album. Back To Basics (Proper) will be released on June 22nd and is being joined by Terry Taylor, Guy Fletcher, Graham Broad, and Robbie McIntosh. Wyman co-produced the album with Andy Wright, who worked with Jeff Beck, Eurythmics, and Simple Red. Wyman had always been driven to make music, but wondered if it would be appropriate for him to do so. He states “Initially I thought I’m a bit old for this but then I thought all the old blues musicians played till they dropped so why don’t I give it a go.” The Rolling Stones have always worked like blues statesmen, so it would make sense that Wyman would give it another short at this phase in his life. The album will have 12 songs and a bonus track that will be iTunes only, although I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s found on the CD in the Japanese pressing.

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VIDEO: Gyasi Ross’ “Marlon Brando”

If you’ve been looking for a spoken word artist to listen to and put some faith on, check out Gyasi Ross. He’s coming out with an album called Isskootsik (Before Here Was Here), which comes from being a Native American in the Pacific Northwest, understanding his surroundings and nearby communities and also letting people know a bit of commonality that perhaps used to exist, or is quickly dissolving in modern times. There are lessons within some cultures that continue to be passed along through ancestors from generation to generation, and it’s something that should not be exclusive to one group if we are ever to become “one world, one people”. The album, which is being released on Cabin Games via Olympia, Washington-based K Records, can be pre-ordered through Amazon below. Until then, check out a song from it called “Marlon Brando”, and if Ross sounds like a cross between KRS-One and Michael Frante, then you may become a fan.

VIDEO: The Growlers’ “Not The Man”

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The new album by The Growlers is called Chinese Fountain and what is a Chinese Fountain you ask? Is it a firework? A sexual position? Racist slang? You’ll have to find out but the Everloving Records album is out there and they’ve made a video for “Not The Man”, directed by Taylor Bonin. They’ll be on tour in June but are doing a show in San Diego in a few weeks so head out if you can, for it is a must.

May 9… San Diego, CA (Observatory North Park) (Sold Out)
June 3… Taos, NM (Taos Mesa Brewing)
June 5… Dallas, TX (Trees)
June 6… Ozark, AR (Wakarusa)
June 8… New Orleans, LA (One Eyed Jacks)
June 9… Atlanta, GA (Terminal West)
June 10… Asheville, NC (New Mountain Theatre)
June 11… Manchester, TN (Bonnaroo)
June 12… St. Louis, MO (Old Rock House)
June 13… Norman, OK (Opolis)
June 18-20… San Francisco, CA (Great American Music Hall)
July 11… Ottawa, ON (Ottawa Blues Festival)

AUDIO” Ron A.R. Artist’s “Got To Get It”

Ron A.R. Artist says he “Got To Get It” and what is it? Money, and it seems to be a priority for him from something he witnessed as a child. At least that’s what he says in his brief opening verse, which comes from his upbringing in the South Bronx but there’s lot of truth and dignity when he says “my daughter’s the key on everything that I decide”, which is when the song head to a new direction, when listeners will realize the importance of getting “it”.

AUDIO: Legs’ “Jungle (Midnight Magic Remix)”

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Legs’ self-released album Altitude has been getting a small amount of buzz, especially for its single “Jungle”. The song has now been placed in the hands of Midnight Magic for a remix, so have a listen to this and see where the song goes now. There’s a slight dub vibe to it with the echo and reverb, curious to see if club DJ’s will remix this too.

SOME STUFFS: Audio Fidelity to release remastered SACD’s by The Doors and Joe Cocker

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Audiophile label Audio Fidelity are doing it again with new releases scheduled for release on or around June, and these two are good. The Best Of The Doors was a compilation album released by Elektra in 1973 and if the cover looks different from what you’re familiar with, this was used for the quadraphonic pressing, the vinyl of which was still being made in the mid-1980’s (I know, since I bought a copy with the black and red label). For the first time, you will be able to hear these songs in 4-channel sound on the hybrid SACD, while the CD side is said to be in “original 2-channel stereo”. Not sure if that means the quad mix in stereo (what you would hear on vinyl without having a quad system) or if it’s stand-alone stereo mixes, so we’ll see.

Joe Cocker’s debut album brought him to an audience that would stay around for decades, and thus it’ll be nice to hear a newly remastered version of With A Little Help From My Friends. Outside of The Beatles cover that is the famous title track, the song also features the radio staple “Feeling Alright”, aloing with “Just Like A Woman”, “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”, “I Shall Be Released”, and “Sandpaper Cadillac”. While the radio concentrates solely on two songs from this album, there are reasons why this remains one of the best classic rock/blues rock albums around, and ten of them can be heard here. As for actual help, Cocker had some good friends around, including bassist Carol Kaye, guitarist Jimmy Page, organist Steve Winwood, guitarist Henry McCullough (later a member of Paul McCartney & Wings), and we can’t forget the ladies who were on “Feeling Alright”, which inlcuded Merry Clayton and sisters Brenda and Patrice Holloway. With A Little Help From My Friends was not released in quad so the SACD is standard stereo on both sides.