2009 September | The Audio Perv - Part 5
Archive for September, 2009
25 Sep
2009
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Check out Plies’ NEWEST music video for his hit song Becky off his forth album Goon Affiliated here. It’s GREAT!! Have you figured out who/what “Becky” is yet?

Plies’ was recently honored this year at the BMI Urban Music Awards held in NYC on September 10th, 2009. Not only did the Rap Superstar perform at this star studded event, he received two BMI awards for “BMI’s Most Performed Urban Songs of 2008.” During this event Plies received awards for both “Bust It Baby Part 2” which featured singer/songwriter Ne-Yo and “Hypnotized,” which featured the very talented Akon. “Bust It Baby Part 2” was released on January 25th, 2008 and is the first single from Plies’ second album, Definition of Real. “Hypnotized” was released on September 11th, 2007 and is the second single from Plies’ first album, The Real Testament.

Plies’ recent success is no surprise to his millions of fans around the nation. Both of these songs are crowd pleasers and have topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Keep your eyes open, and your ears tuned in to find out what else is in store for this rap mogul.

For the latest on Plies, go to myspace.com/plies and follow him on Twitter @goonaffiliated.

Plies Becky

25 Sep
2009
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This giveaway is over!
White Lies has steadily been becoming one of the most popular rock bands today. Their new album To Lose My Life… is one of the best albums of the year and the band’s on tour now with Kings of Leon. If you haven’t bought their CD, SHAME ON YOU! But it’s alright, we forgive you, at least two of you! WE have a special prizepack to giveaway that includes White Lies’ new album To Lose My Life… and a poster SIGNED by the band! If you want to win this AWESOME prizepack, just email us your name and we’ll email you back asking for your mailing address if you win!

(Note: Giveaway is only open to the US). For more on White Lies, go to whitelies.com and www.myspace.com/whitelies. Good luck!

25 Sep
2009
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Last week, we told you about the new album Soundtrack 90210, the music of the television series 90210. It features music from several great bands and artists like Anberlin, Mute Math, All American Rejects and more. Today, we’re happy to tell you that 90 second clips of three songs are available to listen to here. For a limited time, you can listen to “Many Shades of Black” by Adele with The Raconteurs, “One Hipster One Built” by JET, and “Sierra’s Song” by the All American Rejects. Go to cbsrecords.com, listen to the tracks and then pre-order it now!

25 Sep
2009
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Growing up in the small town of Vanersborg, Sweden, music was always an integral part of Agnes Carlsson’s life. Her career took off at the tender age of 17 as the youngest-ever Pop Idol winner (Sweden’s “American Idol” counterpart), triggering a string of chart successes in Sweden. As she grew up, her style evolved. She was introduced to songwriter and producer Anders Hansson in 2009 and the creative sparks began to fly as Hansson’s dance-flavored production allowed Agnes to express her drive, energy and attitude…and of course, let loose with her incredible vocals. “Release Me” is the result of this studio alchemy and announces the arrival of a major new talent.

Release Me” was released earlier this summer internationally and became a pan-European smash before spreading to airwaves around the world, from South Africa to Israel to Australia. A new video was recently shot with director Thomas Kloss (Pussycat Dolls, Fergie) which is set to premiere next week.

With her infectious enthusiasm, sparkling energy and stunning vocal ability, Agnes is on the way to becoming one of music’s biggest new names. For more information visit AgnesMusic.com and stay tuned for her forthcoming major label debut in the US.

25 Sep
2009

Interview with Estelle at Heineken Red Star Soul in Dallas

Big Boi Interview At The Heineken Red Star Soul Show in Dallas

25 Sep
2009
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Phoenix performed “Lisztomania” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on 9/24. Check it out below:

Buy Phoenix on iTunes, Amazon MP3, and on CD.

25 Sep
2009
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India.Arie performed “He Heals Me” on the Tonight Show with Conan O Brien on 9/24. Check it out below:

Buy India.Arie on iTunes, Amazon MP3, or on CD

25 Sep
2009
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Snow Patrol performed “Crack The Shutters” on the Late Show with David Letterman on 9/24. Check it out below:

Buy Snow Patrol on iTunes, Amazon MP3, or on CD

24 Sep
2009
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The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation and Afeni Shakur-Davis, mother of platinum recording artist, actor and poet, Tupac Shakur, will partner with the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center to make available for scholarly research Shakur’s manuscript writings and other papers.130

Born in East Harlem, New York, Shakur honed his acting and performing skills at the city’s 127th Street Repertory Ensemble and the Baltimore School of the Arts in Maryland. He first came to prominence in the early 1990s as a featured rapper for the vocal group Digital Underground and went on to become one of the most significant cultural icons of the hip hop generation. Prior to his untimely death at the age of 25, Shakur had released five record albums and appeared in four motion pictures to great success. Ten albums, numerous compilations and four feature films were all released posthumously, including Tupac, Resurrection,which received an Academy Award nomination for “Best Documentary (Feature).”

More than a decade after his death on September 13, 1996, Shakur remains one of the most influential writers and performers in the hip hop/rap genre and continues to be the top-selling hip hop recording artist of all time, having sold more than 75 million albums worldwide. A prolific writer, Tupac wrote The Rose That Grew From Concrete,when he was only 19 years old. The book contains numerous poems in Tupac’s own handwriting and has enjoyed a substantial amount of success selling over 250,000 copies. Select poems from the book will now be included in the collection. There are three more books – Tupac Resurrection, Tupac Legacy and Tupac Remembered which were all published following his death.

Tupac Shakur Collection, now housed within the Woodruff Library’s Archives & Special Collections Department, features Shakur’s handwritten lyrics and track listings, personal notes, video and film concepts, fan correspondence, promotional materials and other items providing a unique insight into his career and creative genius.

“The Woodruff Library Archives has done a phenomenal job archiving my son’s materials,” said Afeni Shakur-Davis. “I thank their staff for partnering with my family and the Foundation in helping to make these important documents available in a professional manner that will benefit scholars for years to come.”

Currently, Library staff are re-housing the collection’s 11 boxes of material into archival boxes and folders, and preparing a finding aid listing the categories and order of items included. A digital (online) finding aid will be prepared to further enhance scholarly access. The Tupac Shakur Collection is expected to be open for research in Fall 2010.

“The Woodruff Library is honored to collaborate with the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation to preserve the artistic legacy of Tupac Shakur,” said Loretta Parham, CEO & Library Director. “Mr. Shakur was a multi-dimensional artist who helped define a musical genre, and as the academic library serving four institutions of higher learning, it is our mission, as well as a great privilege, to help promote scholarship and research of his work, and the mechanics of his creative process and the hip hop culture.”

The Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center (AUC) serves the collective research and information needs of Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College and Spelman College. The Library’s Archives & Special Collections is the repository for historical materials documenting the AUC institutions, as well as manuscript collections and organizational records, including the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection and the Maynard Jackson Mayoral Administrative Records.

In addition to the archival partnership with the Woodruff Library, the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation has recruited some of the nation’s top scholars to assemble the Tupac Shakur Secondary School Curriculum, a seventh-12th grade academic curriculum and a college-level reader. In this comprehensive curriculum, the poetry, music and views of Tupac Shakur are used to teach basic hip hop studies units within academic disciplines such as fine arts, history and language arts. This learning tool can be used separately or in conjunction with any state-mandated learning standards curriculum. Both the release of the secondary and college-level curriculums will coincide with the opening for research of The Tupac Shakur Collection at the Woodruff Library in Fall 2010.

About the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation
The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation is home to the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts, just outside of Atlanta in Stone Mountain, Ga. The Center is dedicated to providing youth and the community with educational programs in the arts. It is a fact that early arts education improves school grades, as well as offers invaluable life lessons while building self esteem and confidence. For nearly 10 years, the Center’s programs have served youth of all social and economic backgrounds, giving countless young people the courage to get off the streets and learn vital skills that have the potential to positively impact their communities. The Center is open to the public and hosts several noteworthy events throughout the year. For more information or to make a donation visit: www.TASF.org.

24 Sep
2009
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THIS GIVEAWAY IS OVER!
Next week, Breaking Benjamin will release Dear Agony, the highly anticipated follow-up to the platinum selling Phobia (2006). Already established as one of the most promising bands in alternative rock today, Breaking Benjamin is sure to impress and garner new fans with Phobia. Though the album isn’t due out until September 29th, we’re able to offer ONE lucky reader a chance to win it! All you have to do is email us your name and we’ll email you back asking for your mailing address if you win!

(Note: Giveaway is only open to the US). Be sure to check out to Breaking Benjamin’s site and their MySpace for more on the band!