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If you still haven't bit. [25 Sep 2007|07:25am]



as well as a bunch of other junk.
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LAS News [31 Aug 2006|07:39am]

Pigeon John released his first PodCast... i couldnt figure out how to get it to work via a link, but if you search 'Pigeon John' under podcasts on iTunes, it pops right up.

He makes mention that he and bTwice are working on a second Brainwash Projects LP...

oh and he added a few new tracks to his MySpace... http://www.myspace.com/pigeonjohn


I watched 'The Second Chance' last week and EVERY rap song in the movie is an LA symphony track. They arent featured on the soundtrack at all, but with Steve Taylor writing and directing, its nice to see hes still behind the band.


PS. Anyone check out the new Roots record yet? Finally, a fat-trimmed rap record!

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Snakes On A Plane [06 Jul 2006|10:08pm]

what's everyone's thoughts on Snakes on a Plane? the hype is insane, but this is probably the best teaser ever. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihAoSwQqo44
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[29 Jun 2006|07:07pm]

New Pigon John track is out now! 'higher'... it's on the quannum myspace page.


check out the Honeycut track as well... good stuff.
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SHARE THE LOVE [24 Jun 2006|12:42am]

Some music for you to download. I've sorted this by album and then posted a sample song or two so you can see whether or not you'd like to download the full thing. I don't want to bombard this community, so if you want more, feel free to take from my blog.

Share the LoveCollapse )
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Your Releases [09 May 2006|11:23am]

There is now a community for passing along the latest release dates.

your_releases focuses on sharing street dates for music, movies, video games, comics, etc. Mainly media content.

I'm tired of digging through site after site to find out when so-and-so is releasing their new album, or going to the store only to get home and find a new email about some album that came out today that I didn't even know to look for.

So to remedy this searching, I've decided to start a forum for it. Which means I'll now be digging for release dates all the time! That's where you come in. If you know of some really interesting item that is going to be released soon, let everyone know! Or if you're just interested on what to spend your mortgage payment on, come find what you cannot live without!

and if you know someone that would be interested in such a community, please promote! or if there is already a community like this, then let me know and i'll join that and shut up.


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[26 Apr 2006|07:00pm]

Well... turns out i haven't been living in a cave for toooooo long.

i posted on April 20th that CookBook & UnoMas released a second LP. i was just wondering about LAS and decided to check their official site that day and noticed the new record.

so apparently it didnt even officially release until yesterday, April 25th! so yeah...

my copy came in the mail today along with the 'Robertson Bullies EP'.

as far as their rhymes and verses go, they're at the top of their game. the beats arent bad either, and i'd put the LP/EP combo on par with other recent LAS projects.

Great Jason (J. Beits), Sharlok P, Pigeon Juan and other members of LAS and the Illect roster make guest spots. definately worth checking out. its a lot of music!

in the LP there is a little ad for other Illect releases, including a new project from Lojique!!! i'm now about to bury myself in searches to get more info on that release... i'll post more info when i get it! thats weird because i was searching for Lojique just two weeks ago, and i didnt even know they were signed to Illect. its good news all around...

EDIT - 04.29.2006

wow... while Lojique does have a newer release, process of illumination isnt it... but rather the instrumental version is. Process came out in 2004!... man i'm outta the loop.
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CB+UM [20 Apr 2006|09:46pm]

Am I the only one that was sleeping on this?

CookBook and Uno Mas released a second LP! it's called 'While They Slept' and apparently comes with a free EP when you order. i dont know if thats the 'Less Than Zero' EP or what... anyway... check out the link if you are interested.

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Free music, sorted by sample song and album [18 Feb 2006|10:19am]

I post music on the regular like this on my journal; I just don't have time to post to the communities like this often. Feel free to add if you'd like. Every once in a while I come to post on the community board, but not often.

Song: Live Medley by Sam Cooke
Album: Live at the Copa by Sam Cooke

Song: Watermelon Man by Herbie Hancock
Album: Headhunters by Herbie Hancock

Song: Bengali by Amjad Ali Khan
Album: Live on BBC by Amjad Ali Khan

Song: To Z (Repeat) by From Monument to Masses
Album: Impossible Leap in One Hundred
Simple Steps by From Monument to Masses

Song: Message from the Source by Ultramagnetic MCs
Album: B-Sides by Ultramagnetic MCs

Song: Hellohihey by Lifesavas
Album: Spirit in Stone by Lifesavas

Song: (none since album is only two songs anyway)
Album: Jewel in the Lotus by Bennie Maupin
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[21 Jan 2006|09:53am]

what's everyone think of "Don't Call Me" from 'Disappear Here'?

i've listened to it several times, and i get what they're saying, but i'm trying to see how its not a dis track directed towards their fans. I understand how they must feel, i personally avoid talking to bands to avoid being that kind of fan, but did they have to record and then publish those thoughts?

any other views?


also... i updated the community user icons. not that its very important, but the two old ones were pretty generic.
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MUSIC TO END THE YEAR WITH [30 Dec 2005|12:22pm]

Here's a little free music to end the year with. Hope you all have a wonderful things in store for 2006.

In case you like these, I post free mp3s for the taking about three to four times a week on my personal journal. Enjoy!

Here's a little free music to end the year with. Hope you all have a wonderful things in store for 2006.

In case you like these, I post free mp3s for the taking about three to four times a week on my personal journal. Enjoy!

What a Wonderful Thing Love is by Al Green
A Time for Us by Joe Pass
Brother by Emilio Santiago
Mystic Brew by Ronnie Foster
Let Me Back In by Jesse Anderson

Brave New World by The Foreign Exchange
Tom's Diner by Dangermous
Tried by 12 by East Flatbush Project
Allure (Pete Rock Remix) by Jay Z
Stakes is High (DJ Spinna Remix) by De La Soul
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FREE HIP HOP, SOUL, JAZZ, FUNK MP3S ANYONE? [14 Nov 2005|04:01am]

Thought you guys might be interested that I'm turning my journal into a mp3 blog w/ posts on a semi-daily basis. Genres featured will mostly be hip hop, jazz, funk, R&B, and soul. Sometimes rock, spoken word, blues, and early 20s Black music will be featured as well. Also, once a week, I'll post a hip hop video from the 80s and 90s since I have a large collection of them.

You can check out my last three posts and see if the music suits you. Remember that each posts will contain *at least* mp3s in soul, jazz, funk and hip hop. More to come. Enjoy, share, and spread the word.

Leave feedback to let me know what you would like to see more of too. Requests are welcome.
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[06 Nov 2005|05:38pm]

Fatlip (from the Pharcyde) came out with a new album last tuesday called "The Loneliest Punk." Anyone here a fan of the Pharcyde? This album is tight!! It has Chali Tuna from Jurassic 5 and Spike Jonez did a documentary called "What's Up Fatlip?" - which is HILARIOUS! I've been into Fatlip and Delicious Vinyl for a while now and this album is awesome!. Check out itunes and this.
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[22 Oct 2005|08:11am]

Good Lord... 'Disappear Here' has been out for nearly three weeks and there has been no mention of it!


I'm not really feeling it yet, but it took nearly a year to appreciate 'The End is Now'.


updated the interests list a little bit...

our membership has grown a lot in recent months, welcome to all new members!


Thoughts on DangerDoom? it charted at #41 on the top 200... not bad!
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[28 Sep 2005|06:31pm]

Pigeon John is everywhere lately...

not only does he have a guest spot on 'Stompin' from the new record by Apsci... on Quannum Records...

he also has a guest spot on the new record from BLACKALICIOUS! he does the last verse on 'Side by Side' from 'The Craft'...

both are worth checking out... though i have to admit, 'The Craft' is a let down Blackalicious-wise.
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Disappear Here [11 Sep 2005|09:00pm]

recieved the prerelease for 'Disappear Here' today...

i've only started listening to it... so i'm not going to pretend to review it... but here's the tracklist. the final might be different, but this is what we've got so far.

1. Finland Intro
2. Timeless
3. Put Up or Shut Up
4. Money Song
5. Dance Like
6. Funky Music
7. Hold On
8. C'est La Vie
9. Grand Piano
10. Give
11. Pops Song
12. Less Than Zero
13. Rise
14. Don't Call Me

its being marketed as their 'first commercially released album written and recorded as one cohesive whole.'

fair enough.


whoa! i just noticed that we've gotten a ton of new members... so i'd like to say 'Welcome!'... glad to see the symph fanbase is growing on lj... feel free to bring up any hiphop topics...

for example... i noticed that both Blackalicious and Kool Keith are touring with KRS One... very very exciting. i've seen Black and Keith before a few times... always entertaining... Blackalicious has a new record out pretty soon too... October i think?
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[28 Aug 2005|07:23pm]

LAS has a free download on their site... if you register...

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[12 May 2005|04:36pm]


let the page load. recognize that tune? apparently he and J. Boogie are in the TV commercial also...
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LA Area Heads ... [09 May 2005|03:42pm]

Today at Amoeba (Hollywood)
Live in-store performane with:
Living Legends
Pigeon John
show starts at 7:00 p.m. sharp!!
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[07 May 2005|10:52am]

anyone noticed the press Pigeon John has been getting lately?

great reviews in both Entertainment Weekly and Spin Magazine... a full page feature in CMJ New Music...

he finally gave up on making it big (or so he says on 'Sings the Blues!'), and then the ball starts rolling... great news!
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