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Oakland Rapper Kamaiyah Fully Reppin' The Town in Video for "Build You Up" off Her Forthcoming Major Label Debut

Posted by Billyjam, July 7, 2017 02:21pm | Post a Comment


Hardworking and hella talented Oakland rapper Kamaiyah, now signed to Interscope Records with her major label debut slated for later this year, demonstrated her unwavering love for "The Town" (Oakland) with the unveiling yesterday of the 100% Oakland-proud music video for "Build You Up" (see below). The positive-message lyrically laden, uptempo, throwback, early nineties sounding song (complete with that era's raggamuffin rap breakdown and video with her + dancers donning 90's styled T-shirt logos) is a teaser of the born-in-the-nineties rapper's forthcoming Interscope full-length Don’t Ever Get It Twisted. That anticipated late 2017 release follows her acclaimed 2016 indie release, the impressive mixtape A Good Night in the Ghetto.

For the new Damien Sandoval directed, Interscope Records produced music video the dedicated Oakland artist insisted on keeping it local and in The Town with location shoots including MacArthur BART platform (pic above) as well as on the BART train, outside the Fox Theater in the Uptown district of Oakland, and by the Grand Lake Theatre over by Lake Merritt. On previous, pre-major label music videos by the artist, such as the Oakland shot "Fuck It Up (feat. YG)" and "I'm On" (featuring such Oakland locations as Uptown's The New Parish and East O's 99th Ave & MacArthur),  Kamaiyah's made a point of consistently and proudly featuring locations in her East Bay city. So major props to her for continuing this practice on her latest music video.

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Rest in Peace Pierre Henry: French Experimental / Classical Composer, Musique Concrète Pioneer, & "Grandfather of Techno"

Posted by Billyjam, July 6, 2017 12:35pm | Post a Comment

Renowned, universally revered French experimental, avant garde, classical composer, pioneer of musique concrète, and "grandfather of techno" Pierre Henry  has died at 89 years of age, it has been reported by various French media outlets including the Agence France-Presse (AFP).  A prolific composer who’s scored films, ballets and other pieces in a variety of styles, Henry is most known for his pioneering role in the development of musique concrète and perhaps most commonly known for his 1960's three minute piece "Psyche Rock" that was utilized in the 1969 film Z, remixed by Fatboy Slim in 2004, and the inspiration for the theme music for Futurama.  In today's AFP's report on the passing of the artist, who would have turned 90 later this year, the French news agency quoted fellow French music composer and friend-of-Amoeba Jean-Michel Jarre in saying that Henry Pierre, whom he considered an influence, was an "innovator" and "poet" with his legacy being bringing, "a fusion between experimentation and poetry."  In recognition of the late artist's "enormous and impressive body of work" Jarre told the AFP that he hopes, "France grants him the homage that he deserves."

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Iggy Pop Is The Man, As Proven by the 70 Year Old's Energetic Closing Set At Oakland's Burger Boogaloo Festival

Posted by Billyjam, July 2, 2017 05:47pm | Post a Comment

Iggy Pop is the man! This the "godfather of punk" swiftly proved just minutes into last night's hard rocking, energetic closing set at Day 1 of the fun Burger Boogaloo festival: the annual Oakland music festival at Mosswood Park with host John Waters that winds down this evening by 10pm with final performances from such artists as X, the Buzzcocks, and Roy Loney of The Flamin' Groovies fame.  [more info on Burger Boogalooo]. Displaying the level of raw power passion that he began his career with five plus decades ago, the phenomenally fit long hair-haired and shirtless 70 year old paced the stage for a crowd-pleasing, fast-paced set that drew from his deep back catalog of rock classics. 

Backed by a tight ass band and a perfect sound mix, Iggy delighted the packed Oakland crowd with a generous set, effortlessly running through pitch perfect renditions of such classics of his as "I Wanna Be Your Dog," "The Passenger" and "Lust for Life." 

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Just In Time For Independence Day/4th of July, Neil Young Unveils New Protest Song/Video: "Children Of Destiny"

Posted by Billyjam, June 30, 2017 06:38pm | Post a Comment

Just in time for the Fourth of July / Independence Day holiday, Neil Young today unveiled the brand new track / music video for "Children of Destiny" (see below). The new collaborative track with Promise of the Real was introduced late this morning via a Facebook live video stream by Young alongside Micah Nelson. Along with fellow guitarist Lukas Nelson, Nelson is one of two Willie Nelson offsprings featured in the 62 member Promise of the Real that includes a 56 piece orchestra for this recording.

Longtime activist Neil Young, who wrote the song, supplies guitar and vocals for the protest piece whose chant-along chorus advises listeners to, "Stand up for what you believe. Resist the powers that be" as well as to, "Preserve the land and save the sea, for the children of destiny!"



Neil Young + Promise of the Real "Children of Destiny" (2017) 


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Hip-Hop Rap Up 06:27:17: DJ Khaled, Big Boi, RTJ, J Dilla, Apathy & Celph Titled, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, MC Bin Laden + more

Posted by Billyjam, June 27, 2017 06:27pm | Post a Comment

Hip-Hop Top Ten New Releases June 23 2017 (includes CD/vinyl, new + reissues)


1: DJ Khaled Grateful (Epic)

2: J-Dilla  Jay Dee's Ma Dukes Collection LP (Yancey Media)

3: Big Boi  Boomiverse  2LP vinyl (Epic)

3: Apathy & Celph Titled No Place Like Chrome (Antidote)

5: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony New Waves (E1 Entertainment)

6: Krazie Bone Eternal Legend (Real Talk Ent)

7: Post Malone Stoney LP (Republic)

8: MC Bin Laden É Grau EP LP (True Panther Sounds)

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