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The Unseen Ones PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff   
Thursday, 29 December 2011 21:43

Kurt Orderson is a young film maker hailing from Cape Town, South Africa. His first documentary ‘Definition of freedom’ (2004) highlighted the role hip hop played in the struggle against Apartheid, and in ‘Prodigal Son‘ he traces the story of his great grandfather who had come from Barbados to South Africa, escaping the colonial regime at the time. His latest hip hop related work is a short documentary film that comes with a bonus music video. Both can be seen in their entirety on this page.

‘The Unseen Ones’ (watch the video HERE) is about 27-year old Leagan Davids (artist name: Nico10long) who lives in Wesbank/Delft, a poor township some 40 km from Cape Town CBD. Living there and raising a three-year old daughter he faces crime, lack of proper education and unemployment in the neighbourhood – many of these issues are felt all over the Cape Flats. Leagan is also an emcee and he uses Afrikaans to talk about every day life in his hood, telling the stories that don’t make it into the newspapers. The Cape Flats are seldom shown on national TV except when reporting on gang activity.

The track ‘Vaderfiguur’ (HERE) talks about the reality of raising a 3-year old daughter without having a job.

And keep an eye on Kurt Orderson – he’s working on a fiction feature film, among other projects, and there’s ‘Breathe again’, his latest documentary about black swimmers in South Africa – watch the trailer.

Source: http://www.africanhiphop.com

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 December 2011 21:51
 
Jay-Z and Kanye West earn almost £4 million for playing 16 year old's birthday bash PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff   
Thursday, 29 December 2011 21:42

Kanye West and Jay-Z were paid just under £4 million to play live at the 16th birthday party of the daughter of an Arab billionaire.

The rappers, who released their much anticipated collaboration album 'Watch The Throne' earlier this year, were reportedly paid a fee of £1.9 million ($2.9 million) each to perform the gig, which took place in Dubai around two weeks before Christmas.



According to The Sun, the rappers performed several sets at the party, which was given to celebrate the 16th birthday of the girl, who is also the niece of Sheikh Mansour, the multi billionaire owner of Manchester City Football Club.

Jay-Z has previously hinted that the second release from his and West's 'Watch The Throne' project will be released next year.

He said of he and West's future plans: "We – I say 'we' because I'm in Throne mode – we're in a great place creatively. You might see a Jay, then Kanye and a Throne album next year… We've really found our zone."

Jay-Z and Kanye West completed a lengthy North American arena tour just before the Christmas period.

Source: http://www.nme.com/news/jay-z/61152

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 December 2011 21:46
 
2Pac's Family and Friends Reacts To Sex Tape TMZ PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff   
Thursday, 29 December 2011 19:05

TMZ Reported that Tupac Shakur's 1991 sex tape was officially off the market And the XXX footage has been sold to a private collector. HipHopNews24/7 talked With Tupac's Manager (1989 -1992) during the time of this alleged Sextape was recorded In 1991.

She Say's If Any Money was Made off the Sex tape, it should Go to the "Tupac  Estate".  also tells Futuristic Blogger, Their Maybe More Tapes & Footage Soon to Come Out!!

Source: HipHopNews24-7.com

 

http://hiphopnews24-7.ning.com/main/search/search?q=tupac+sex+tape

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 December 2011 20:42
 
Spinlet Signs Award Winning Artists to the Largest Digital Platform in Africa PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert aka 'RB'   
Thursday, 29 December 2011 21:18

The Premier Digital Distribution Service Signs Top Acts within Africa and Allows Independent Artists to Upload Music to Create Largest and Most Diverse Digital Music Platform in Africa.

Spinlet, Africa’s premier digital distribution service, has signed on a significant roster of new artists to the service, making it the largest platform for music discovery throughout Africa. Spinlet has signed nonexclusive agreements with artists being encouraged to sell their music in as many places as possible so the result is creating wealth for the artist and the people who work so hard to bring African music to life.

“Spinlet’s goal is to solve the distribution and piracy issues within Africa. Exclusive agreements can offer a unique user experience, it is not strongly encouraged with our content acquisition team,” says Spinlet COO Sami Leino, “We feel Spinlet’s user platform speaks for itself. We are the only service dedicated to fighting the long fight against piracy with structured deals in the artists’ favor, bringing in marketing support to create revenue, and sharing of artists’ music internationally.”

This has made Spinlet the first stop in signing agreements for distributing their music digitally in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana. Spinlet is pleased to announce the following label agreements, bringing an array of multi-national, award winning artists who have joined the Spinlet family.

Alapomeji Records (9ice), Chocolate City (Brymo, M.I, Jesse Jags, Ice Prince), Hypertek (2Face Idibia), Game Time (Lineo), Funky Money Ent (Konga), Syndik8 Records (Lynxx, E Jay, Ikon), Flytime (Tiwa Savage, P Square – Invasion Album), Too Much Music (Femi Juba), Starville (Shank), DJ Jimmy Jatt, Show Dem Camp (Ghost,Tec, Lucci and Poe), Storm Records (Naeto C Sasha, Tosin Martins, YQ, and Yung6ix), Cobhams Asuquo Music Productions (Bez), Timaya, Play Records (Rilwan, Mimi), Effya, Ghetto Ruff (Jozi, Nancy G), Sunset Distribution and many, many more.

One of the many exciting and unique ways Spinlet has made adding music to the distribution service is through the self-guided artist upload tool. Any Independent artist and music rights holder can upload their music for sale on the Spinlet platform.

Windows: http://www.spinlet.com/AMLI/tools/SpinletMusicExtractionUtility.msi

OSX: http://www.spinlet.com/AMLI/tools/SpinletMusicExtractionUtility.dmg

Spinlet supports its artists through social aspects provided on the service and through unique marketing partnerships. “Spinlet is pleased to work with such a talented group of musicians, it makes our service appealing to so many brands and music lovers worldwide, the response we have gotten is overwhelming in the best way possible,” says Eric Idiahi, Spinlet CEO.

 
CPCC Interim Private Copying Tariff 2012-2013 Announced PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert 'RB'   
Thursday, 29 December 2011 18:35

The Copyright Board of Canada has issued an interim Private Copying Tariff for 2012-2013. The interim tariff allows the Canadian Private Copying Collective, (CPCC) to continue to collect private copying levies on recordable CDs at the current rate of 29 cents until the Copyright Board certifies a final tariff. The CPCC has not requested an increase in the levy rate for 2012-2013.

"The private copying levy is an important source of revenue for music rights holders and the interim tariff ensures that they continue to receive this compensation until the Copyright Board certifies the final tariff for 2012-2013," said Lyette Bouchard, Chair of the CPCC. The Copyright Board will hear arguments for the Private Copying Tariff, 2012-2013 beginning on October 9, 2012.

The CPCC has also filed an application with the Copyright Board for a private copying levy to be applied to microSD memory cards in 2012 and 2013. Research shows that as with the previous shift from cassette tapes to CD-Rs, technology is changing and Canadians are now using microSD memory cards to copy music.

Once the Copyright Board has certified a tariff on microSD memory cards, it will be effective from January 1, 2012 for all microSD memory cards sold in Canada by manufacturers and importers.

The interim tariff and proposed tariff for 2012-2013 can be found on the Copyright Board's website: http://www.cb-cda.gc.ca.

Established in 1999, the CPCC is an umbrella organization whose member collectives represent songwriters, composers, music publishers, recording artists, musicians and record companies. The CPCC is the non-profit organization responsible for collecting and distributing private copying levies.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 December 2011 19:42
 
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