Amoeba Music New Hip-Hop Top 5 [Video Version]: Eminem, Russ, Jean Grae & Quelle Chris, Hobo Johnson, Jedi Mind Tricks

Posted by Billyjam, September 7, 2018 08:17pm | Post a Comment
Top Five New Hip-Hop 09:07:18 [Video Version]

1: Eminem Kamikaze (Aftermath)

With no fore notice but with a lot of reaction Eminem unleashed his controversial new album 
 Kamikaze (Aftermath) that attacks such younger gen rappers as Lil Pump, Lil Yachty and Lil Xan and pissed off such offended younger rappers as former fan Machine Gun Kelly. The new album follows EM's late 2017 album Revival (also on vinyl/LP) and sales wise this new unannounced album has fared better than it. Despite the fact that the album was a total last minute release and that it has been critically panned by many reviewers it has been one of the most successful selling albums in recent history for any artist with the latest sales figures indicating that it has sold a total of 400K already in its first week. No doubt the very public feud with Machine Gun Kelly will continue to fuel album sales. Below is the offiical music video for the controversial Kamikaze  track "Fall" that is seen as attackingTyler, The Creator. 

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Hiero Day 2018 Today: Top Five Artists Music Preview Countdown

Posted by Billyjam, September 3, 2018 12:47pm | Post a Comment

Just begun here in Oakland at 3rd and MLK is the seventh Hiero Day; the annual fun one day hip-hop festival presented by  the East Bay city's very own legendary music collective The Hieroglyphics crew featuring such acts as  Souls of MischiefDel The Funky Homosapien, Casual, and DJ Toure etc.). With gates opened first after 11am and things getting going now thrrough early this evening (til just before sunset and billed as 7pm but usually more like 730pm ending). As usual there's a rich variety of hip-hop artists at Hiero Day which, note,  this year has returned to its favored Oakland location of 3rd and MLK streets.  Here, where it is not as hot as previous years, in the surrounding blocks spread out on a few different stages will be a strong lineup of talented hip-hop acts; both local and national.

Tickets to the all ages event, that also features a myriad of food trucks and tables set up by vendors and non-profits, are $40 at the door.  If you are still on the fence about coming down here to Hiero Day 2018, the Ameoblog presents a quick top five artists music preview out of the dozens of  talented acts scheduled to perform later today. This long list includes  Richie RichSean G, B.A.G. (Blimes Brixton and Gifted Gab), DJ D Sharp, Nero, Durag Dynasty, eLZhiDJ Fresh vs. Traxamillion, J. Rawls, DJ Lex, Livewire, Mannie FreshIll Camille, J-Cutt, J. Mike Relm, Mind MotionOld Man Saxon, The Pharcyde, SleeprockersSpencer StevensTalib Kweli, and Umar Bin Hassan of The Last Poets fame whom Saturday also performed in Oakland at FESTAC Cultural Arts Festival. Meantime below is the last minute pre-Hiero Day top five music picks that are embedded below via YouTube video format (some audio only) and SoundCloud mp3 playback.

San Francisco Silent Film Festival Presents Greatest Hits with Club Foot Orchestra, 9/15

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, September 2, 2018 07:59pm | Post a Comment

San Francisco Silent Film Festival (SFSFF) presents a silent movie blockbuster day at the Castro Club Foot Orchestra. Photo by AnneHamersky.Theatre on Saturday, September 15th. With four programs of favorites from the silent era all accompanied live by the legendary Club Foot Orchestra, this is an event you just can't miss!

Founded in 1983 by Richard Marriott, Club Foot Orchestra (named after a nightclub in San Francisco's Bayview) was a pioneer in creating modern music for silent film. Their accompaniment is thoughtful and expressive, showing respect and engagement in the images they compose for. On September 15th, Club Foot provides the live accompaniment for four films in one epic day. The day starts out at 1pm with the sublime Buster Keaton and the mischievous Felix the Cat (Buster + Felix) and then veers into the world of German Expressionism with three masterpieces — The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari at 3:15, Metropolis at 6pm, and Nosferatu at 9:30pm.

Join Club Foot for this musical journey into the genius of silent cinema. Get an all-day pass or buy tickets to individual screenings HERE.

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Interview with Sacramento Rapper Chuuwee re "AmeriKKa's Most Blunted 3" with Trizz & duo's LA show @ The Airliner Sat, Sept 1st

Posted by Billyjam, August 30, 2018 11:51pm | Post a Comment

In preparation for Chuuwee and Trizz’s forthcoming third installment in the popular AmeriKKa's Most Blunted (AMB) album series the acclaimed West Coast collaborative rap duo recently unveiled the video for the anticipated album’s Money Montage-produced lead single “Superbowl” (below). Additionally on Saturday night in Los Angeles they’ll headline a talent packed rap showcase at The Airliner Nightclub along with Traffic, Dreebo, Roc$teady and DJ Kieroglyphics. A longtime Amoeblog favorite, whom we first wrote about back in 2014 and last interviewed in 2016, this week once again Amoeba caught up with Chuuwee to talk about the forthcoming AMB album, Saturday's Airliner show, and his prolific career.

Uniquely talented the tireless 27 year old Sacramento born, San Diego based rapper is constantly working on his art. In the last nine years he's impressively prolific career he’s recorded over thirty mixtape and album releases. Mostly digital only found on his Bandcamp these also include such physical releases as his critically acclaimed 2015 full-length collaboration with the European production duo JR & PH7: The South Sac Mack

New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Grails

Posted by Amoebite, August 28, 2018 12:38pm | Post a Comment

Grails What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

When Portland experimental rock band Grails goes record hunting at Amoeba Hollywood, you can expect them to find some obscure records. "I picked this record out purely based on the cover," said Ilyas Ahmed while pulling out Nuits D'Été Avec Naima Samih by Moroccan organist Abdou El Omari. "When I find something like this it makes me really excited that I can go home and listen to it, and have to learn to live with it," he told us. "I think that's something with music that's kind of underappreciated these days," he continued, comparing the process of appreciating records to getting know friends. All of the guys picked up some interesting and esoteric records and shared their personal insight with us in our latest What's In My Bag? episode.

Grails - Chalice Mymnal

Originally named Laurel Canyon, Grails began playing shows together in 1999, self-releasing two EPs before signing to Neurot Recordings for the release of their debut full-length under the Grails moniker, 2003's The Burden of Hope. The core lineup of Alex John Hall, Emil Amos, and William Zakary Riles was refined over time, with previous members sometimes joining the trio for live performances and guest collaborators contributing to their recording sessions.

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