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Illus releases new video with Apathy & announces remix contest

Connecticut emcees, Illus and Apathy join forces to create a true-school hip hop anthem that combines hard-hitting, boom-bap production (by Apathy) with their signature lyrical fire that illustrates their love, passion, and dedication for the art and culture as well as their gift and ability to write powerful songs with substance, heart and soul.

The legendary DJ Johnny Juice from Public Enemy lays down the scratches making it very clear that these talented emcees will be here "Forever". Play this loud!   The track was written and performed by ILLUS @AdamWallenta and APATHY @ApathyDGZ, produced and mixed by APATHY and "Forever" features scratches by and is co-produced by DJ JOHNNY JUICE @johnnyjuice.   Check out the video for Illus featuring Apathy "Forever" http://www.youtube.co

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Justin BUA at NU Hotel in Brooklyn for art event

Brooklyn, New York's House of Art Gallery is pleased to announce an exciting partnership with NU Hotel Brooklyn, the borough's greenest and most artist-friendly hotel.

In celebration of the partnership, House of Art Gallery and Nu Hotel welcome world-renowned artist Justin BUA on Saturday, June 9, for an inaugural series of art events at the hotel.

2-4pm - Children's art workshop led by BUA

5pm - Justin BUA live visual presentation and art exhibition, plus The Legends of Hip Hop book-signing.

6-9pm - Cocktail reception

This event is open to the public, RSVP required: [email protected] 347-663-8195 or visit www.hoagallery.com

The NU Hotel is located at 85 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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G.Huff and Vice Souletric releasing Are We There Yet EP

G.Huff and Vice Souletric have quickly become two of the most respected new Hip-Hop artists to come out the Midwest. The Ohio MC/Producer duo made waves in 2011 with their debut album, Where Do We Go From Here?, which featured a who's who of talent such as Guilty Simpson, REKS, Termanology, and more. In addition, Vice will have production on upcoming albums from Scarface, Reek Da Villian and others in 2012.

As a duo G.Huff and Vice are now set to follow up with a new EP, Are We There Yet?, a carefully crafted masterpiece packed with lyricism, soul, and energy. It’s a recipe the duo knows how to cook up so well! Not only do Huff and Vice receive the co-signs of hip hop legends Pete Rock and Scarface (who grace the intro of "Tears In A Bucket"), they create their own lane with an origin

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Big Remo RAPstation Album Review by JWKII

RAPstation.com ALBUM REVIEW: Big Remo "Sleepwalkers" (released on 5/29/2012 Jamla Records)

"Sleepwalkers" is the latest album released from the Raleigh, NC native and underground rap extraordinaire Big Remo, protégé of acclaimed producer and DJ, 9th Wonder. With this, his third release on the Jamla Records label (the brain child of 9th Wonder), "Sleepwalkers" features an array of mood filled beats, picture painting rhymes, and a great lineup of special guests, including the hip hop gods Sadat X of Brand Nubian and Bun B of UGK, as well as other great artists like Halo, Rapsody & 9th Wonder himself. The beats throughout the whole album are stellar. 9th Wonder, The Soul Council, and The Sleepwalkers provide intoxicating and classic sounding cuts that make you want to cruise the

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DJ Shadow releasing early material from 1992-1996

Scheduled for release on June 5th, "Total Breakdown: Hidden Transmissions From The MPC Era, 1992-1996" is a major new archival release exposing Shadow's early production on the Akai MPC. Included among the highlights are instrumental tracks from an aborted 1994 EP planned with The Gift Of Gab, which includes the original demo of what would eventually become "Six Days."

The new collection of "MPC Era" tracks follows on from the much-loved "4-Track Era" releases from 2008 and 2009, and establishes a pattern which should be familiar to Shadow fans.

"I like to follow up new material (such as the recent 'The Less You Know, The Better' LP) with a tastefully-done archival project," Shadow explains. "As long as the old stuff is given a context and doesn't overshadow the new, I think it's a h

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DMX releasing new album & heading out on tour

DMX will be releasing his brand new studio album, Undisputed, on June 26th which is set to feature appearances from Busta Rhymes, Jennifer Hudson and Tyrese, as well as the production talents of Swizz Beatz and Deezle.

In addition to the new album, DMX has just announced promotional tour dates which can be found below.

June 1 - The Inner Circle - Cincinnati, OH June 2 - Epic Event Center - Minneapolis, MN June 8 - Upstate Concert Hall - Clifton Park, NY June 9 - Chene Park with Nas - Detroit, MI June 10 - Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA June 14 - The Norva - Norfolk, VA June 15 - Star Bar - Raleigh, NC June 16 - Amazura - Jamaica, NY June 21 - Pufferbellies - Hyannis, MA June 22 - Paradise Theater with Swizz Beatz - Bronx, NY June 24 - Croc Rock - Allentown, PA J

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