In support of his latest release, Self Explanatory, Canadian hip hop artist Classified has tested the creativity of the hip-hop community at Indaba Music by challenging them to drop rhymes over the beat of his single, “Trouble.” The contest is now in the voting period. You do not have to be a member of Indaba to vote.Log in now and check out the fresh raps. The winning track will be professionally produced by Classified and the song will be digitally released through HalfLife/Sony Music Canada and a cash prize.
NextAid & DubSpot drop the next compilation CD in the the NextAid benefit series this week, raising funds for education centers for youth affected by AIDS near Johannesburg, South Africa: FUNK AID FOR AFRICA mixed by DJ OBAH. This pure fiyah! comp features music from Ticklah, The Pimps of Joytime, Ursula Rucker, King Britt, The 7 Miles Per Hour Band, J Boogie ft. Jennifer Johns, and more… Get it on iTunes or via NextAid.org
Causes 2 is the second album from Waxploitation’s ongoing benefit series for Darfur. 100% of the profits from the album go to Human Rights Watch, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders and Oxfam America.
The album includes rare and exclusive songs from Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Decemberists, Devendra Banhart, Diplo, Federico Aubele, Gnarls Barkley, LCD Soundsystem, Matthew Dear, Mum, My Morning Jacket, Neon Neon, Richard Swift, RJD2, and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
CONTEST: Grandmaster Flash Mixtape Contest (Win Traktor Pro & More) until June 1st
International Soul Music Summit: New Site for the Sept 2009 Conference.
The 2009 A3C will be taking place on October 1-3, 2009 – New Dates, New Atlanta Location more…
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