“Punishment” is a cover of a Zack Kouns song off the album Michael Jackson: I Just Can't Start Loving You. He is one of my favorite writers and musicians. I doubt that I do the original song justice. I also hope he doesn't mind my copywrite infringement. “Loose Teeth” is a song I wrote recently during the unsteady beginnings of a relationship, and “Banks of the Ohio” is a song I used to sing at a summer camp I went to as a kid. I later found it to be an old murder ballad... English origin, I believe.
Keep an eye out for more Rattler Snake songs coming next month.
Emcee, producer, and 1/2 of Atlanta underground hip-hop duo Clan Destined, Yamin Semali offers up a new video for “Are You Sure” (feat. Rasheeda Ali), and it's one of the smoothest cuts he’s offered up yet. The secret weapon here is flute player Rasheeda Ali — the same lady that gave so much depth to “Life Comes In Threes” from J-Live’s S.P.T.A.. “Are You Sure” is slated to appear on Semali's upcoming album, Yamin, due out a little later this fall.
From Señor Kaos:
*Disclaimer* This song is in no way shape or form meant to disrespect women. It's a remake of a classic Hip Hop track from Jeru The Damaja and DJ Premier. 18 years later me and DJ Eleven re-visited and revamped it. This song isn't about the ladies, queens, women, dames, or madams... it is strictly about the bitches! Ya Dig?
Metal Injection also recently included the title track from Primate’s debut album, Draw Back a Stump, on a Relapse Records podcast that’s available for download here. Kevin Sharp (voice), Dave Whitworth (bass), Shayne Huff (drums), and Mike Brennan and Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher (guitars), a.k.a. Primate, will release their proper debut, Draw Back A Stump — a gnarly hybrid of Southern punk/metal thing — on Tues., July 3.
"College Park" — Kind of a heavy hitter for this list, and it's chock-full of age-old Dirty South clichés. Still the latest from Big Boi’s right-hand man, BlackOwned C-Bone (feat. Jermaine Dupri), makes the ground shake like Godzilla doing the A-Town stomp!
3 people apparently love handing over an extra 40% in fees for nothing in return…
Dang. I thought they would name some actual headliners.
Forgot to mention that Iggy did a stellar show @ the Agora in the spring…
Their fees were onerous, to say the least. $16 per ticket for "convenience," and it's…
That poster is for the Iggy Pop show on March 11 1983 @ 688 club…
oh sweet: just who i was waiting to get announced!