Category: R&B/Soul underground acts

June 5, 2007

HRS Underground Blog Merges With HRS Mainstream Blog

Well all good things must come to an end, and this marks the end of the road for the HRS Underground blog.

But don’t despair! All the good underground tidbits you crave will be moved on over to the HRS …

January 14, 2007

Artist Spotlight: Stimulus

Some might recognize Stimulus from NYC’s The Real Live Show with MC Dionysos. Others might just be hearing him for the first time, courtesy of Myspace‘s Featured Artists.

Either way, just be glad you …

January 12, 2007

Vote Now For The 2007 PLUG Awards

The largest Independent Music Awards Show is back! The 2007 PLUG Awards will be held February 10th, at Irving Plaza in New York City.

We are happy to announce that World’s Fair Label Group has an astonishing 15 nominations! These include: …

January 10, 2007

J Dilla Giveaways

If you sign up for J Dilla’s mailing list, via Myspace, IMEEM, or OkayPlayer, you are automatically entered to win The Shining prize package.

This package includes: The Shining on CD, a J …

January 8, 2007

Pre-Order The New El-P

El-P’s I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead is now available for pre-order at Definitive Jux.

Not only will you be guaranteed a copy upon it’s release on March 20th, but you will receive an autographed copy …

January 6, 2007

Stones Throw Stays In The Spotlight

Stones Throw Records kicks off their Ten Year Anniversary with Chrome Children 2.

The original Chrome Children paired up STR with Adult Swim and created one of the most innovative musicals in cartoon history!

The …

December 26, 2006

R.I.P. To The “Godfather of Soul”

While James Brown is not exactly considered underground, “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business” has definitely had an influence on EVERYONE in the music industry.

Brown was not only a musical genius of soul and funk, …

December 18, 2006

Madvillain Goes Plastic

Yes, you heard correctly, Madvillain is the next hip-hop star to be immortalized by his own action figure.

Toymaker, Kidrobot, and Stones Throw Records teamed up to create this giant-fisted figurine guaranteed to knock-out anything in …

December 13, 2006

Devin The Dude: His Car Might Not Be Fresh, But He Sure Is

It was the coldest day in New York City this past Friday, which could be why it is ironic that I found myself listening to DJ Eleven’s Summer Madness. One of the hottest tracks on …

November 27, 2006

Giving Thanks to Wax Tailor on Thanksgiving

Stumbling into one of my favorite local music shops in Santa Monica, Hear Music on the Promenade, I became mesmerized by the track blasting from the surround sound. One of the salesman pointed to the …

October 28, 2006

Don’t Slip On Black Ice

I have listened to Black Ice’s The Death of Willie Lynch and try to get past the fact that spoken word is usually enjoyed as a performance, not as a recording. This talented poet …

October 20, 2006

The Return Of The Count

It’s no secret that Nashville has been breeding talented musicians for the past century. However, it is somewhat surprising to hear a rapper spawn out of mostly country-rock territory. That could be why Dwight Farrell doesn’t sound …

October 9, 2006

They Are Heroes in the City of Dope

Zion I and The Grouch release their second collaboration at the end of the month, Heroes in the City of Dope.

Zion I, a group of two members (Zion and I), have an …

September 27, 2006

New Artist Spotlight: Alice Smith

Alice Smith is a genre-defying singer/songwriter amazing fans and critics with her four octave range, massive presence and deftly written material. The stunning alto recently released her lauded debut, …

September 24, 2006

Imani Coppola Is Gangsta

Maybe you have heard of this chick and maybe you have not. No matter what, it’s never too late! Imani Coppola, known for her 1997 hit single “Legend of a Cowgirl” (off of Chupacabra), …

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