Hard Boiled Records teams up with Guerilla Nation – new EP from Brooklyn rap duo A-Alikes available June 11th, 2013! “Whole Life” – A-Alikes feat. M-1 of dead prez & Raye 6 iTunes Purchase Link: http://bit.ly/whlitunes Listen/Stream:
(Brooklyn, NY) – Hard Boiled Records is proud to announce a new partnership with Guerilla Nation to develop a series of new releases from Brooklyn heavyweight rap duo A-Alikes. Kicking things off is the brand new single called ‘Whole Life’ which features M-1 of dead prez, which is available now on iTunes, Spotify, MOG and all other key online outlets. This is the lead track from a series of EP releases in development, the first EP ‘Us Against Them’ will be released on June 11th and features M-1, Divine from The D.E.Y, Raye 6, and much more. Consisting of rappers Ness and K, A-Alikes formed in Tallahassee in the late nineties. In those heady days of the underground hip hop movement they banged out beats, rhymes and progressive ideology in ‘The Attic’, a spot where they’d build on everything from the future of hip-hop to fanning the flames of hope for Black and Brown youth. It was there that they connected with their Peoples Army/R.B.G. comrades Stic.man and M-1 of dead prez. This fertile environment allowed the crews to cultivate a delicate balance between the reality of the streets and the revolutionary philosophy that remains the backbone of A-Alikes’ powerful and poignant lyrical exposition. It’s been an eventful time since those early days and A-Alikes have long since relocated to Brooklyn where they are mainstays as musical icons and proponents of progressive community activism. Whether it’s conducting interviews for their upcoming documentary film Ballot or the Bullet, performing and setting up fundraising events for the burgeoning Occupy Movement, working on their ‘Eat Right’ online campaign, or simply tearing down stages at local events, the A-Alikes have been all about putting their words into action. Ness from A-Alikes – “We went through a phase where we were looking for the right “home” for the project but the labels we met up with either didn’t understand A-Alikes’ music or wanted to control it to an extent. With Hard Boiled/eOne we basically get the freedom to do us but still have a team riding wit us, helping us get our music to the people.” Charles Book (President of Hard Boiled Records) adds “We are thrilled to be working with A-Alikes and Guerilla Nation. These guys walk the walk and give sincere voice to an audience that has been too often ignored in today’s disposable and highly commercialized musical environment. This is music for the heart, soul and mind and I can’t wait to help share the great things this group has in store with the rest of the world.” A-Alikes on the web: • Facebook: facebook.com/AAlikesGn • Twitter: @aalikesrbg • You Tube: youtube.com/aalikes • Official site: www.aalikes.net FOR ALL PRESS INQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT: OP Miller – email@example.com or Monique Lewis – AALikesPR@gmail.com FOR BOOKING INQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT: Supreme – :firstname.lastname@example.org
The Universal Zulu Nation & Guerrilla Republik in Association with The Bronx Museum of the Arts presents Community Day a Hip Hop Cultural Event: THE FOUNDATION, a free, all ages Community Family event celebrating Hip Hop Culture, by bringing the core elements together and creating an environment of Peace, Unity, Love & Having Fun!
Universal Zulu Nation & Guerrilla Republik in Association with The Bronx Museum of the Arts presents
Community Day a Hip Hop Cultural Event: THE FOUNDATION
Saturday 11/1/2014 (12pm-7pm) FREE / ALL AGES!!!!
@Bronx Museum of the Arts ~1040 Grand Concourse (btwn. 165th & 166th Streets) The Bronx 10456
Live Art By:
Sole Rebel, Marthalicia Matarrita & Chief 69
DJ Cabin & Special Invited Guest DJ Johnny Juice
Film Screening of ” No Human is Illegal: The Story & Struggle of the Other Hidden People of Iceland” presented by Welfare Poets
Guerilla Nation Presents- A-Alikes- “The Ballet or the Bullet” for N.O.G.E 50th Anniversary Celebration Film Screening
RAW Space in NYC
2031 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (7th Ave Btw 121st & 122nd), New York
Souls of Mischief’s Album Release Party with Adrian Younge’s Venice Down
There Is Only Now, the sixth album from legendary hip-hop group Souls of Mischief, is a cinematic crime tale of love, loss, and revenge. A conceptual collaboration with producer Adrian Younge and the first release on his freshly-launched Linear Labs Records label, the album serves as a bookend to two decades of music since the release of the group’s seminal debut album, ‘93 Til Infinity.
Set in 1994, There Is Only Now draws its inspiration from a near-fatal shooting involving group members A+, Opio, Tajai, and Phesto as they were reaching new levels of success early in their careers. Struggling with the volatile combination of newfound fame and the proliferation of gun violence in their native Oakland, the crew parlays the energy from the incident to weave a new tale altogether. As complex as the arrangements and rhymes, the narrative that unfolds is one of unrequited love that spins into lives of the Souls crew. After Tajai is kidnapped, we’re led through a labyrinth of anecdotes and insights into the love triangle of Womack, the thugged out villain; Stoney, herb on the come up; and Miriam, the object of their affections
Concert at BB King’s Blues Club to Fund the New York City
Freedom Ride to Ferguson
NEW YORK- Following the killing of unarmed young black teen, Mike Brown at the hands of Officer Darren Wilson, days of protesting have unfolded in Ferguson, MO, and through out the nation. The Hip Hop duo, Rebel Diaz, DJ Charlie Hustle and members of The RDACBX drove 17 hours from New York to Ferguson on Thursday, August 14th, 2014 to express solidarity with the Brown family and the Ferguson community. As a result of their visit, Rebel Diaz decided to shift the focus of their previously scheduled concert at the legendary BB King’s Blues Club, and instead will host The Freedom Ride: NYC to Ferguson fundraising concert at BB King’s Blues Club, located at 237 West 42 St, New York, NY 10036. The proceeds from this concert will serve to mobilize youth and young adults from New York City to Ferguson, MO in support of the local organizing taking place in demand of justice for Mike Brown. The doors will open at 7:00pm, and the show starts at 9:00pm.
The line -up of performances include: Rebel Diaz with the band, Dirty Delorean, The ReMINDers, YC The Cynic, DJ Charlie Hustle and surprise guests. Hosted by Flaco Navaja
Dirty Hearts is a story that follows the changes a community undergoes when its most beloved resident suddenly falls victim to an untimely death.
An honest tale of Angst, Regret and Clarity, Dirty Hearts is set within the borders of Brooklyn’s close knit Panamanian-American community found most most densely in the neighborhoods of Flatbush and Crown Heights.
The outsider gets a rare peek into the hearts of a forgotten generation and neighborhood; learning the answers to: “How does this all feel?” and “What happens when the bad guy does the right thing?”.
Coming this fall.
ATTENTION NYC ARTISTS, ACTIVISTS, COMMUNITY LEADERS
Chesney Snow, Maya Azucena and Lisa Russell for a town hall discussion and video shoot on the modern day lynchings going on across the country. Our aim is to document an alternative and critical dialogue about the state of black men in our country that is not being covered in mass media. We want to bring our community together to help envision actions to stop this ongoing and un accounted for aggression by our country’s law enforcement. We are calling on artists to join us in this conversation.
This Friday at 7pm, we will be inviting you, our community, to share your thoughts, ideas, frustrations, etc on a live stream that will be promoted among our collective social networks. We believe we need to start documenting and facilitating the dialog this to serve as a historical record while developing resistance and solutions. And we believe our community of artists – you all – are critical in this conversation.
WHEN: Friday August 22nd @ 7pm
WHERE: National Black Theatre, Harlem NY
2031 5th Ave, New York, NY 10035
WHAT: Town Hall forum for community discussion regarding the state’s violence upon and murdering of our men of color.
WHO: Toni Blackman, Hasan Salaam, Maya Azucena, Lisa Russell, Chesney Snow, Rich McKeown
Please wear clothing that does not have logos.
Sunday August 31, 2014 (Labor Day Weekend!) KeiStar Productions Presents * WHAT THE FUNK?! * JAMES BROWN vs. FELA (Part 7) “MAKE IT FUNKY!” Meets “JUMP N’ FUNK” ** Music By: DJ SPINNA & RICH MEDINA ** Tickets Available > WHAT THE FUNK?! Tix
@SRB BROOKLYN 177 2nd Avenue (@ 14th Street) Gowanus – Brooklyn, NY 11215 Doors 10PM-4AM / Admission $15 (w) Advance Tickets Or RSVP / 21 & Over, ID Required
Once again it’s on! Been a few years hiatus Join 40 Acres And A Mule Sunday 24th at Brooklyn Restoration on Fulton Street August 24th as Brooklyn rock for Michael Jackson for the 3rd installment of BK Loves MJ. Outdoors and free from noon to 6m.
The August 24 festivities are free to the public and will feature DJ Spinna. He’ll be spinning Michael Jackson jams from 12-6PM at Brooklyn, New York’s Bedford Stuyvesant Reservation Plaza.