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April 2008 Blog Posts (176)

RIAA Admits Vinyl Sales Are Climbing



CD sales are and will forever be in the dumps, but surprisingly vinyl is showing an resurgence - could be the cover art, I know from experience that collecting it and digging for it is highly addictive. Excerpt and full article below :



Eliot Van Buskirk



According to the RIAA's recently-released 2007 sales report, the American music industry sold 36.6 percent more Extended Play (EP) and Long Play (LP) records than it had in… Continue

Added by Mumbo Sauce on April 30, 2008 at 11:32am — 1 Comment

T.I. Makes Tech History - Releasing New Album "Paper Trail" Via Social Network streetcred.com





T.I. is fully taking advantage of the internet and the push towards the Digital Era in a move that will set trends for many. His highly anticipated album, "Paper Trail" will be streamed on Hip-Hop Social Network StreetCred.com. The song will be digitally streamed across the network to more than 185 countries and territories. It will be released April 29, 2008 at 7 a.m. ET on StreetCred.com.



T.I.'s release is a historic event… Continue

Added by Mumbo Sauce on April 30, 2008 at 11:25am — 1 Comment

erockster Changing the Face of Radio (Tech News)

erockster Breaks All the Rules; Coachella Pirate Radio Launches a Revolutionary Station with an Entirely New Approach

on-Air, Online, and on-Demand Signed and Unsigned Artists – 5000 Songs Strong



Creatively Produced by Eric Szmanda from 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation'



Clear Channel Radio today officially launched erockster – a vast collection of on-air, online and on-demand content for music fans of all genres. The collection will reach some 5000 songs over… Continue

Added by Mumbo Sauce on April 30, 2008 at 11:17am — 1 Comment

Hip-Hop is Driving Consumer Sales Amongst the Youth

37 Million Young Urban Consumers are Setting the Precedent for American Culture



Despite controversy surrounding hip-hop music, it has become part of mainstream American culture. This newly updated report from Packaged Facts, The Young Urban Consumer Market in the U.S., finds that Young Urban Consumers form a highly influential consumer segment that plays a major part in setting trends and determining fashion.



Although originally formed in the inner-cities, hip-hop culture… Continue

Added by Mumbo Sauce on April 30, 2008 at 11:15am — 1 Comment

T.I. Drops First Single - No Matter What

T.I.P. is back on his grizzy - Addresses all those rappers talkin down with simply the facts
The hook is an anthem for cats goin' through that struggle

The song is in our music section Rate this song in our music section **

Big Ups to streetcred.com for breaking this exclusive

Added by Mumbo Sauce on April 30, 2008 at 1:30am — No Comments

Killah Priest Drops Behind the Stained Glass



The Offering was fiiiiiyah, come to think of it - Priest always delivers.



Longtime Wu-Tang Clan affiliate and Brooklyn native, Killah Priest returns with Behind The Stained Glass, the highly anticipated follow up to the 2007 acclaimed The Offering. Introduced to the world through a deeply spiritual, lyrically sharp verse on "B.I.B.L.E." from GZA's Liquid Swords, Killah Priest's first album, Heavy Mental released in 1998, was… Continue

Added by Mumbo Sauce on April 29, 2008 at 4:37pm — 1 Comment

Riskay's - Smell Yo D#ick Taking Over The Online Nation

RISKAY’S “SMELL YO D*CK” VIDEO MAKES PHENOMENAL DEBUT





"It's only the greatest cheating song since Oran Juice laid into his girl for the entire last half of 'The Rain.'" – VICE Magazine



“With a beat that's half crunk and half strip club, it's hard not to get hooked on it after hearing the chorus a few times.” – Broward New Times



After premiering last week, RISKAY’s “Smell Yo D*ck” video received over 100,000… Continue

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Interview: The Man Behind Muxtape





Interview: Justin Ouellette, The Man Behind Muxtape

By Eliot Van Buskirk April 28, 2008





Muxtape, a simple tool for uploading and sharing MP3 mixes with a cassette theme, emerged seemingly out of nowhere to give us a great way to share mixes online in the simplest way possible. Everyone from Kojo Nnamdi to Maggie Fost has been talking about the site, and I've already set up two muxtapes for Listening… Continue

Added by Mumbo Sauce on April 29, 2008 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Warner Bros Records Needs YOU! (Seeks Interns)

Warner Brothers Records LA Seeks Interns
: If you are in the LA area,we are seeking interns. You can get school credit. We need interns who can work their way through technology systems such as mailing list managers, content management, uploading graphics, updating social networking sites.

Basic HTML or PHP is a huge plus. We have a cool work environment that is super casual and fun.

E-mail wbrtech(@)gmail.com with a resume.

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Nokia's "Comes With Music" Comes With High Price

Nokia's "Comes With Music" Comes With High Price

NEW DETAILS EMERGE



Nokia is looking at a "crippling" financial bill for its "Comes With Music" program bundling free music downloads with phones, according to the UK's Register.



Universal Music and Sony BMG are on board and The Register claims that Nokia must pay the wholesale per-unit rate for downloads over a certain ceiling - reportedly just 35 songs per user. "It will cost Nokia a fortune - it's a reckless business… Continue

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Shake-Ups at the Major Labels

Big Changes At EMI's Capital & Virgin

Down-sized:



Virgin VP Promo Dave Reynolds

Virgin DR of Promo Operations Jordan Rosenblatt

Virgin Boston Regional Promo James MacDonald

Capitol Chicago Regional Promo Amy Kaplan

Capitol Florida Pegional Promo Ric Austin

Several assistants in LA including Jen Kelly

Promoted:



Greg Thompson, EVP of Promo. He will oversee a consolidated promo staff that will work all Capital Music Group label releases… Continue

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Pimp C's Greatest Hits - Album Cover Art



I must admit - being a die-hard UGK fan, my take on the group is strange. I don't think that they're greatest hits stacks up to an Outkast, EPMD, or those legendary groups - but they've never, EVER dropped a weak duo album

and Ridin Dirty is easily top 5 Southern Hip-Hop albums of all times. I guess what I'm trying to say is that they made the perfect music to ride to, and I can't really pick out a hit from it. Long live the… Continue

Added by Mumbo Sauce on April 29, 2008 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

MYSPACE APPLICATION GALLERY GOES LIVE TO USERS

CORRECTING and REPLACING MySpace Application Gallery Goes Live to Users



MySpace Completes Application Gallery Beta Phase; Makes Applications Easily Available to All Consumers



MYSPACE APPLICATION GALLERY GOES LIVE TO USERS



MySpace Completes Application Gallery Beta Phase; Makes Applications Easily Available to All Consumers



MySpace, the world’s most popular social network, today announced the public launch of the Application Gallery on MySpace.… Continue

Added by Mumbo Sauce on April 29, 2008 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Pete ROCK's NY Finest LP Released as Instrumental Version

HIP HOP PRODUCER PETE ROCK RELEASES MUCH ANTICIPATED INSTRUMENTALS "NY's Finest" INSTRUMENTAL LP drops May 13th

"Pete Rock is one of the most legendary producers of all time" - Kanye West

"Pete Rock, he was the man; to me he still is the man" – Timbaland

"Among the most in-demand producers in hip-hop" – XXL Magazine



The name Pete Rock is synonymous with hip-hop history. He has earned platinum plaques from working with hip-hop's elite, and is credited as being… Continue

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Thaahum (ARIZONA) Drops "BREATHE EASY" Ft. J.U.I.C.E. and AMIL





Underground Chicago freestyle legend, Juice and Roc-A-Fella Record's former first lady Amil, has gotten together with up and coming Arizona emcee, Thaahum (thaa hoom) to create a soon to be hip-hop classic, "Breathe Easy."

"Breathe Easy," is an exclusive collaboration track that will be featured on Thaahum's upcoming 2008 release, The Other side of Nothing.

"The concept of the record is basically about getting your paper," says… Continue

Added by Mumbo Sauce on April 29, 2008 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

THE HIP HOP CULTURE CENTER IN HARLEM PRESENTS 2ND ANNUAL RAPATHON



Record-Breaking 25-Hour Event to Be Preceded by Block Party featuring New York's






The Hip Hop Culture Center in Harlem, a fully integrated entertainment and educational complex that uses hip-hop as a tool for teaching youth topics as varied as politics, history and economics, will present its second annual Rapathon on Saturday, May 3, beginning at 9 pm. The event will be hosted by WQHT (Hot 97) New York DJ Ralph McDaniels, aka Uncle Ralph, a revered member of the… Continue

Added by Mumbo Sauce on April 29, 2008 at 9:55am — No Comments

The Writer of All Writers (JR WRITER) Drops New Album on Babygrande

DIPSET MEMBER JR WRITER PREPS "POLITICS & BULLS&*T" FOR JUNE 10th RELEASE ON BABYGRANDE



80 In the Clip is on the street ft. Duke Da God, Freekey Zeke and 40 Calvin



JR Writer readies June 10th's "Politics & Bulls&*t," the follow up to late 2007's "Writer's Block 5."



One of the most renowned lyricists to emerge from the Dipset camp, JR is also one of the most prolific; a mere 7 months after the release of "Writer's Block 5," JR offers another entry… Continue

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Virgin Mobile Festival Hits Baltimore, MD

A-List Indie/Alternative Rock, Hip Hop and Electronic Music Artists Come to Baltimore for Annual Music Spectacular



Bob Dylan, The Offspring, Wilco, Iggy & The Stooges, The Swell Season, Chuck Berry, Cat Power, Paramore, and More Join Headliners Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails and Stone Temple Pilots



Tickets on Sale May 3



The 3rd Virgin Mobile Festival, which takes place August 9 -… Continue

Added by Mumbo Sauce on April 29, 2008 at 9:47am — 1 Comment

The Beat Factory Instrumental Album Hits the Streets (Jake Records)

Jake Records Releases "The Beat Factory" Album From Masterm1nd ProductionzThe Seattle-based record label announces the release of "The Beat Factory", a Hip Hop instrumental "beat" album from Masterm1nd Productions.





SEATTLE STAND UP!!
Jake Records today announces the release of "The Beat Factory," a Hip Hop beat album produced by California-based Masterm1nd Productions. The album, released today to iTunes, Amazon.com… Continue

Added by Mumbo Sauce on April 29, 2008 at 9:40am — No Comments

Switzerland based rapper NazB Hits the Road



An internationally renowned Rapper based in Switzerland, is heading for the UK to promote the release of his latest single and World tour. NazB, born in Nigeria and raised in Zurich, Switzerland, has already gained a huge world-wide hip-hop following due to his success in Europe, Africa and North America.

Named after a Nigerian hustler, NazB makes the hip-hop scene hustle with the release of his single, "around the world" which has just… Continue

Added by Mumbo Sauce on April 29, 2008 at 9:35am — No Comments

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