Rock The Bells 2012: San Bernardino

In the few short seconds before officials opened the black gates, San Bernardino’s Nos Events Center transformed from a field of scorching asphalt to the epicenter of hip-hop on the west coast. Drawing more than 37,000 fans this weekend, the Annual Rock The Bells festival served as a platform for more than 60 artists, all representing the past and future of hip hop music. On what seemed to be the hottest day of the summer (a burning 101 degrees)... Read More

BRM Presents “See Something, Say Something” – SXSW Free Showcase: Friday, March 16, 2012

SXSW, the one and only music festival that takes over Austin, Texas every March is less than two weeks away. The bands and BBQ will be everywhere and on Friday, March 16, 2012, BRM is presenting “See Something, Say Something” along with Modern Vintage Recordings, Performer Magazine, The Outlet and Effective Immediately PR. We are bringing some of NYC’s top acts to downtown Austin featuring performances by Meiko, Alec Gross, XNY,... Read More

Nitty Scott MC: The Beautiful Beast

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Earl Sweatshirt Returns

Earl Sweatshirt, the prodigal son of L.A. rap collective Odd Future, made his return earlier today when his new song “Home” surfaced on, a website he linked after his twitter account (@earlxsweat) gained a requested 50 thousand followers. Earl’s fame is ironically due in large part to his absence during the meteoric rise of Odd Future early last year. A music video on Youtube for his song EARL persuaded critics and... Read More

Tech N9ne Announces “Hostile Takeover 2012″ Tour

  Today Tech N9ne announced the “Hostile Takeover 2012″ tour. The aggressive schedule, which starts March 24th in Kansas City, Missouri, boasts 90 shows in just 99 days. According to Tech N9ne, this is will be “the longest tour in rap history.” Machine Gun Kelly, Krizz Kaliko, Mayday, Prozak, and Stevie Stone will be joining Tech N9ne on the road. Dates for “Hostile Takeover 2012″ are listed below. 03-24-12... Read More

We Are The Works In Progress [6.8]

Benefit compilations have a history of provoking mixed reactions. On the one hand, you have success stories like the Red Hot Organization’s Dark Was The Night, a cohesive bundle of previously unreleased folk-rock gems produced by Bryce and Aaron Dessner of The National. On the other hand there’s Songs For Japan, a collaborative project in which industry bigwigs simply repackaged previously released tracks from stylistically disparate pop icons. We... Read More

Donny Goines Looking to Raise Money For Children’s Cancer Association

Donny Goines needs your help. The hip-hop artist, whose mother is a breast cancer survivor, is seeking donations for the Children’s Cancer Association through the “Music Heals” campaign. Goines is aiming to raise awareness for My Music Rx, an organization that spreads joy to children, families and caretakers who are stricken with cancer through music. Goines’ goal for now is $1,000 and donations can be made through his participant... Read More

Ice Cube Drops Some Architectural Knowledge

Ice Cube, the embodiment of “gangsta,” gives us a glimpse of his more intellectual side as he describes why loves The Eames House (Case Study House #8). In the video, the South Central, L.A. native and former student of architectural drafting shares his take on the L.A. landmark’s designers, its design and the parallels between architecture and hip-hop. Check it out:  Read More

Slick Rick and DJ Premier Release “Need Some Bad”

Hip-hop legend Slick Rick has released a new song, “Need Some Bad.” The track, produced by DJ Premier and set to be released on the soundtrack for The Sitter, starring Jonah Hill, invites comparisons to classics like “La Di Da Di” and “Children’s Story.” Listen to “Need Some Bad“ On January 21st, 2012, Slick Rick will be performing at Le Poisson Rouge. The show starts at 11 p.m. and is 21 and up.... Read More

Kevin Smith to Bring One-Man Show to Theaters

Director Kevin Smith—mastermind behind Clerks and Chasing Amy—is bringing his popular one-man show, Kevin Smith: Live From Behind Featuring “Jay and Silent Bob Get Old,” to movie theaters nationwide. On Thursday, February 2nd, Smith will broadcast live from Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto. The interactive  show will be simulcast to theaters across the country at 9:30 p.m ET/6:30 p.m. PT, giving fans the opportunity to interact with... Read More

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