Kendrick Lamar's New "Untitled Unmastered" Needs No Name

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, March 15, 2016 03:15pm | Post a Comment

-- By doubleay

Kendrick Lamar Untitled UnmasteredKendrick Lamar and label Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE), are wasting no time in 2016. He’s currently President Obama’s favorite rapper and just added four more Grammy awards to his collection. And in response to a request from NBA player Lebron James, Kendrick Lamar has delivered another album. After seeing Kendrick's powerfully provoking Grammy performance in February, Lebron James tweeted to the TDE CEO begging for the release of previously performed untitled Kendrick tracks. Within two months, TDE dropped Kendrick’s Untitled Unmastered album.

The project features eight hearty tracks ranging diversely in style and over 20 collaborators, bringing many multifarious contributions to the sound of the album. Killer contemporary hip-hop producers like Hit-Boy, Cardo, Swizz Beatz, and DJ Spinz provide booming bassy production unlike what’s heard on Kendrick's To Pimp a Butterfly album. While longtime collaborators Terrace Martin (producer, piano, and horns) and Thundercat (bass), who made key contributions to To Pimp a Butterfly, are seen on "Untitled 3." The wide array of features including Bilal, CeeLo Green, Jay Rock, SZA, and Adrian Younge aid in creating a series of wildly dynamic works.

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Bilal Headlines Next Red Bull Sound Select Show in L.A. June 24

Posted by Amoebite, June 3, 2015 05:50pm | Post a Comment

Red Bull Sound Select Presents Bilal in Los Angeles

The next Red Bull Sound Select show in Los Angeles features neo-soul singer Bilal June 24 at The Echo. Curated by our friends at KCRW, the show is $3 with an RSVP, and $12 without, though an RSVP doesn’t guarantee you entrance, so plan to arrive early. It’s a 21-and-over show.

Bilal has released three acclaimed solo albums, most recently 2013’s A Love Surreal, and has worked with the likes of The Roots, Common, Erykah Badu, Jay-Z, Beyonce and others. As Bilal most recently appeared on the critical and commercial smash To Pimp a Butterfly by rapper Kendrick Lamar, Bilal has enlisted Lamar to return the favor on his upcoming solo album, In Another Life, which is due June 30. Hear the single “Satellites” below:

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Red Bull Music Academy Events in San Francisco This Week

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, January 23, 2012 04:11pm | Post a Comment
The Red Bull Music Academy 2012 will be held in New York City, September 30th - November 2nd. Music makers, vocalists, and DJs are invited to apply from February 2nd to April 2nd. The application phase will kick off in style in San Francisco with three days of concerts and parties all around town! Check out these events:

Red Bull Music Academy presents New York City to the SF Bay: JAZZ
The GARY BARTZ Project with featured guests BILAL & ALOE BLACC

January 25th at Yoshi's SF
Get tickets HERE!

Grammy Award winning jazz saxophonist Gary Bartz began making waves on the jazz scene during its prime in New York City and never slowed down. Mr. Bartz was formally trained at Julliard; however, it’s the time alongside jazz greats like Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, and McCoy Tyner that has placed him as a legend in the game. R&B icon, Bilal, serves as featured vocalist for the Gary Bartz Project, and for this special night only, soul sensation and 2006 RBMA Participant, Aloe Blacc, will join them on stage.

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Red Bull Music Academy presents New York City to the SF Bay: Hip Hop 
Featuring DJ Sets from DJ Stretch Armstrong (Plant Music) & DJ Bobbito Garcia (Kool Bob Love)
Opening set by DJ Shortkut (Invisibl Skratch Piklz/Beat Junkies)

January 26th at Mighty 
Get tickets HERE!

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