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[31 Aug 2005 | No Comment | ]

Welcome To Jamrock is the latest full-length album from Bob Marley’s youngest son Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and will be released in-stores on September 13th. Welcome To Jamrock gives the conscious style of ‘70s roots reggae along with an upbeat dancehall feel. With special guests that include Nas, Bobby Brown and Black Thought of The Roots.

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[31 Aug 2005 | No Comment | ]

In this last part of the Bullet interview we wrap up by talking about his live shows, which producers he is working with, the current state of Hip Hop, entering other markets, what he wants to achieve by the end of this year and lastly we discuss two new artists On One and Ready Starr.

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[31 Aug 2005 | No Comment | ]

Long time readers of AG will remember his first interview a few years back.  Then we did a double shot a bit later on.  Now in part two of this 2005 interview we talk about his affiliation with Sick Lake Records, the Eastside Muzik catalog and his deal with Japan. He also gives a breakdown of each solo album he released.

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[31 Aug 2005 | No Comment | ]

Bullet, an artist from the North West region of the US, has been running his label, releasing several albums and compilations for the past couple of years.  This time around we caught up with him to find out what he’s been up to since we last spoke.  Check out part one of this exclusive discussion…

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[30 Aug 2005 | No Comment | ]

it is said that September is a heritage month. It is also a start of a new good season ‘spring’. Gallo Record Company and Amuseafrica presents “Jazz Season” which will take place on Thursday, 1st of September 2005 at The Songwriters Club in Newtown. Over the past years, South African music took significant steps toward a goal of being the most desirable cultural music in the world. AMUSEAFRICA.COM/LIVE!’s goal is to try to create excitement around urban live music, arts & culture in the corporate world…

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[26 Aug 2005 | No Comment | ]

For the past 5 years, the Association ‘Umane Culture‘ has been organizing the International Festival of Hip-Hop culture. This event, taking place from October 8th to October 20th will definitely be more “accomplished” and above all, more international than in past years. You will be given an overview of the Hip-Hop movement in Africa namely Burkina Faso, Togo, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Senegal, The Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Uganda as well as France and Belgium…

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[26 Aug 2005 | No Comment | ]

I don’t need to tell you about what Cape Town MC’s do to mics do I? This is not your average sequel, it’s the real deal! Bring on your skills, I dare you! MC’s for the evening are Konfab, Ill-Literate-Skill, Driemanskap, Archetypes and surprise acts. Venue is Cool Runnings, Long Street on the 2nd September 2005. Entrance is free. If you have any queries or want to perform on upcoming gigs, please call me at 0725443820.

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[24 Aug 2005 | No Comment | ]

We had recently received a whole bunch of DJ T-Rock albums and a mixtape and decided to track this guy down for a discussion. In case you don’t know, T-Rock is a member of the Citizens and 1200 Hobos turntablist crews, In this interview he talks about how he got started, where his inspiration comes from and a whole lot of other stuff. Read on to check out the entire interview…

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[24 Aug 2005 | No Comment | ]

Well what do you know? Five Graffiti Mural Artists have joined GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare and Nicorette(R) Nicotine Gum to raise awareness about the dangers of smoking. “Graffiti” or mural art has long been known for its presence on city streets, but recently the creative minds behind the graffiti have begun to look more towards the mainstream art world…

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[24 Aug 2005 | No Comment | ]

Blending their unique concoction of sensual sound and poetic justice, Floetry is set to return to the musical landscape with their third CD Flo’Ology. This time, Marsha Ambrosius (the Songstress) and Natalie Stewart (the Floacist) remain true to form by uniting passionate vocals and elegant spoken word with the rhythms of classic soul, funk and a little bit of island spice!

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[24 Aug 2005 | No Comment | ]

Juelz Santana, who you might remember for his Back Like Crooked Crack Parts 1 and 2, From Me To U, Final Destination and others will be releasing his new album What The Game’s Been Missing soon.  We have some exclusive audio for the singles Mic Check and There It Go.  Read on to check them out…

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[21 Aug 2005 | No Comment | ]

The universe has felt the tremor of Brick City representative Loose Cannon for a long time now since he originally emerged on the scene several years ago at Miami’s How Can I Be Down music conference. “I know that I possess all the components that make up a great emcee.” he says. Sounds pompous and a tad bit overzealous? Maybe…

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[21 Aug 2005 | No Comment | ]

Paul “Wrecking” Crewe is a former football star who was banned from playing after a rigging scandal. While on probation he gets into a messy drunk driving incident, really messy and winds up in prison. The warden of the prison (James Cromwell) pulled some strings to get Paul into his prison because he is a football fanatic and wants Paul to help him prepare his prison football team. If Paul doesn’t comply then doing time can get a lot harder than if he did. Paul then has to organise a team composed of convicts to play against the guards. Which is only the beginning of his troubles.

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[21 Aug 2005 | No Comment | ]

Harmony (Kim Basinger) is a cosmetic sales lady whose life is linked to Elvis Presley because she was born at one of his concerts. While faced with a crossroad in her life a few Elvis impersonators die on her journey. She also happens to meet a charming Ad executive who happens to have an Elvis suit in his car. Could he be next to be struck by a dire fate?

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[21 Aug 2005 | No Comment | ]

Crash is Paul Hagis’s first feature film and yet he displays a very mature style of directing. His sense of vignette story telling is succint and insightful and holds a lot of drama. The film is set in Los Angeles around Christmas time and it concerns the daily lives of several characters who are linked by racially motivated acts.