Just in time for your next bbq, Slug and Ant have teamed up to drop the 9th installment of their “Sad Clown” series—Sad Clown Bad Summer Accompanied by Piano. You can grab the new five-song EP at the Rock the Bells dates and online through Minneapolis’ Fifth Element . We might have to wait until early 2008 for the new long player When Life Gives You Lemons…, but like Slug says in “Sunshine,” summer is the right time, when “every women looks better in a sun dress.” Amen to that.
Slug’s out on the Paid Dues Tour with his Felt pal Murs but that doesn’t mean he and Ant haven’t been busy satisfying the demand for more Atmosphere. Via MySpace post, Slug informs the masses that the next Atmosphere joint, titled When Life Gives You Lemons…, will be out in early ‘08.
But there’s no need to wait that long for a new taste of the Minneapolis duo. The ninth in their Sad Clown Bad Dub series of underground? releases, this one titled Sad Clown Bad Summer, is out and available to people catching Ant on tour, in some record shops around the country including Fifth Element and eventually iTunes.
Click the link for a piece of the latest Clowns as some “Sunshine” enters the Atmosphere.
In keeping with tradition of all the other 2K Sports Games (Dan the Automator produced NBA 2K7) has once again enlisted underground hip-hop's finest for their latest outing All Pro Football 2k8, which was forced to the bench ever since the bullies over at Electronic Arts acquired the rights to the NFL and it's Players Association in 2005. At the helms of the disc, 2k Sports has also recruited DJ Z-Trip to produce the bulk of the compliation. For a little more info on the game's soundtrack check out the interview with former Jurassic 5 MC Chali 2na on his contribution to the soundtrack by clicking here.
After a night of too little sleep, day two of DEMF 2007 got off to a sluggish start and early in the day it was hard to find some decent noise to occupy my head, but by the time evening wore on a procession of international talents made things happen and showed what the rest of the planet has done with Detroit’s music.
Epitaph has issued a making the video clip for Sage Francis' new Buck 65 penned single, “Got Up This Morning.” The video features the pair, along with guests Slug and Brother Ali, doing their best Dogs Playing Poker routine. This means that if a bomb had goen off on set, the entire indie hip-hop community would cease to exist. Fortunately, this did not happen.