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Ropeadope Presents: Snarky Puppy

Courtesy of John Novotny:

The new release entitled, “Tell Your Friends”  is Snarky Puppy’s fourth studio album, however the vision behind it is quite unlike that of most studio albums recorded before. The inspiration for this album spawned from the idea that it ispossible to play a concert in a recording studio. “Tell Your Friends”, is just that: a concert CD/DVD recorded and filmed on location at the legendary Dockside Studio in front of fans from all across the continent. They came from Texas,Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia, New York, Arizona, Michigan and even Quebec to see Snarky Puppy tear it up for one night in the swamps of Louisiana. Of course itwasn’t all smooth sailing but despite setbacks major and minor, the evening unfolded beautifully.Bassist Michael League described it best when he said, “The only way I canexplain it is that we have wonderful friends. Friends who drove in from all overthe continent to be a part of something unique, and perhaps a little bit insane. Friends who scurried around half of Acadiana running errands for us at all hoursof the day and night to make sure we had what we needed when we needed it. Friends who love music and will do anything to see it come to life”.

Watch Snarky Puppy at Ropeadope

Watch Snarky Puppy on YouTube

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TruStatement Weekend Oneonta University

(photo : Gubi)

The entire TruStatement camp traveled through the sticks of upstate New York, all the way to a small college town known as Oneonta, NY with an army of emcees, musicians, and Full Sail University grads in the hopes of dedicating an entire weekend to recordings sessions, photo shoots, video shoots, rehearsals, live shows, and a ton of partying. Every minute of this 3 day adventure was shot on cell phones, HD video cameras, and HQ photography equipment, providing a wide variety of visual  encounters with every member of the TruStatement camp. These images, videos, tweets, and status updates were consolidated onto one website, created by the behind the media team at TruStatement. (http://www.flavors.me/trustatement)

The final project will be divided into two separate releases. The first release will be a movie trailer including all cell phone videos and photos from the weekend. The official video will serve as an HD documentation of the 3 day adventure with TruStatement Entertainment in Oneonta, NY. Trust us… the video will be full of emcee performances, impromptu freestyle sessions, candid interviews, and late nights full of heavy partying.

To visit the website where all photos and videos shot on cell phones in real time, please visit http://flavors.me/trustatement

Follow TruStatement All Weekend

TruStatement camp is heading to Oneonta, NY tomorrow for a long weekend of recording, rehearsing, live performances, and plenty of partying. You can stay updated in real-time with all the emcees and creative people at TruStatement this weekend by checking our website below…

Follow TruStatement All Weekend

Ayinde, Never Yet Contested, & Benny ELs to perform at Crash Mansion, NYC tonight!!

TONIGHT catch Ayindé, Never Yet Contested, and Benny ELs performing at Crash Mansion. This is a showcase for undiscovered artists hosted by “Hip-Hop Unplugged”

Location: 199 Bowery New York, NY 10082.

Time: Doors open at 8pm – Show starts at 9pm

Price: $10 at the door. BE THERE!

More Infohttp://crashmansion.com/ShowEvent.aspx?eventId=137476

J Dilla – “Oxtopus Boom Boom” (free download)

Free Dilla, all day…

J Dilla – Oxtopus Boom Boom

TruStatement.com Presents :: Night of the Living Funk

Night of the Living Funk & TruStatement.com are teaming up tonight to throw an amazing party at Sullivan Hall in NYC. You should check out the event page and go to this show!!

TruStatement.com Presents: NIGHT OF THE LIVING FUNK PARTY

A Night Of Funk, Dancing & Hip Hop

Featuring Benny ELs, Baldi, Never Yet Contested & more
w/ special guest Spokinn Movement

http://nightofthelivingfunk.bandcamp.com/

Al Jarreau – Roof Garden

Very difficult to take this video seriously. I guess this is the way people danced back in the day. I can’t say i’m not surprised. Al Jarreau is a BALLER!!!

Click this link to watch the video: Al Jarreau – Roof Garden

G. Love – Solo on JJ Tour

Courtesy of: G. Love Facebook

Before his show with Jack Johnson this past Sunday in Charlotte, NC, G. Love chatted with the Charlotte Observer. He talked about his history with Jack, and his next record, as well as how it feels to be playing a solo show while on Jack’s To The Sea tour:

“It’s how I started….I was always interested in the power of one man and his guitar – whether Robert Johnson, Bob Dylan, Lightnin’ Hopkins or John Lee Hooker… whoever could hold up their whole record with their voice, guitar and maybe harmonica. Being able to captivate by yourself, that was the goal I had playing music.”

Flying Lotus – “Zodiac Shit”

Really dope beats from Flying Lotus off his newest album Cosmogramma. For those who have not tapped into the LA DJ/Producer, take a minute and enjoy the unique sounds you subliminally hear while watching late night Adult Swim on Comedy Central. This track is titled “Zodiac Shit”

Damu The Fudgemunk – How it Should Sound

Every time I research similar hip-hop artist on bandcamp, I usually end up listening to a number of albums within the hip-hop/jazz genre. More times than not, I strike gold. Another album I found was Damu The Fudgemunk – How it Should Sound. This is how music should sound!