New Mixtape from Consequence, G.O.O.D. Music and Nah Right

Today hip-hop artist Consequence unleashes a new mixtape, Movies On Demand, via his website itsthecons.com. Movies On Demand co-stars some of the most respected artists in the game: Kanye West, Common, Q-Tip, P. Diddy, Kid Cudi, Styles P, Maino, Spree Wilson, The Lox, John Legend, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, and Rick Ross. Asher Roth jumps on the single “Childish Games”, and the video shot by Rik Cordero will premiere in the coming weeks.

This is just a taste of what’s to come as Consequence is currently in the studio working on his highly anticipated album Cons TV. Executive produced by Q-Tip and Kanye West, it is set for release in 2010 on G.O.O.D. Music / Motown Universal.

Download Movies on Demand Mixtape Here [zip file]

“Childish Games ft. Asher Roth” – Single [Purchase on iTunes]

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Tracklisting After the Jump: [Read more...]

N.E.R.D. and Asher Roth at Governors Island Tomorrow

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Tomorrow, September 9th, N.E.R.D. and Asher Roth rock the Beach at Governors Island, and right now tix are still available.

Ticket Information:
All Ages. Your concert ticket is your Roundtrip Ferry Pass, no additional tickets are needed. Service and handling fees are added to the price of each ticket.
Doors Open At: 8:00 PM
Advance Price: $30.00

While you’re getting those N.E.R.D. tickets, don’t forget Lupe Fiasco will also be performing at the Beach on September 19th. Buy Lupe Tickets Here.

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Upcoming Shows at The Beach at Governors Island

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The Beach at Governors Island is not messin’ around with their concert line-up this summer! Check out these upcoming events: N.E.R.D & Asher Roth, Lupe Fiasco and Brazillian Girls.

Read More and Buy Tickets:

Sept 9 – N.E.R.D. with Asher Roth

Sept 19 – Lupe Fiasco

Oct 2 – Brazillian Girls

Win A VIP Package To The Roots Picnic Summer Getaway In Philadelphia

unknown2Enter to win tickets to the 2nd Annual Roots Picnic and a VIP weekend package in Philadelphia, the home of The Roots! Held June 5 – 7 at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing on the waterfront, The Roots Picnic stars the Grammy-Award winning hip-hop stars and newly minted house band of “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” The Roots, Santigold, Kid Cudi, King Britt, The Black Keys, TV on the Radio, Asher Roth and more. There will also be a special feature performance by Public Enemy, playing It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back, backed by Antibalas and The Roots.

The prize weekend includes:
•  Two free tickets and VIP access to The Roots Picnic and Picnic Pre-Party
•  Round-trip transportation on Amtrak*
•  Two nights hotel accommodation for you and a guest at the Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing
•  Signed copy of the limited edition Philly 360° book featuring The Roots
•  Dinner for two at one of Philly’s spectacular restaurants
•  A gift basket filled with goodies from local boutiques and restaurants and more!

*Roundtrip transportation provided by Amtrak on scheduled service from northeast corridor train station closest to winner’s residence served by Amtrak to Philadelphia.

Enter to win at two.one.five magazine.

Giant Step’s Resident 43: Jack Peñate, Asher Roth, Buraka Som Sistema, Chrisette Michele

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Photo of Asher Roth (c) Hannibal Matthews

By Mawuse Ziegbe

One of my favorite songs right now is Jack Peñate’s calypso-laced “Tonight’s Today.” The cheery percussion is buoyed by a heady choir, balmy guitar, plucky Kalimba and possibly the best of the use cowbell since The Rapture. A pale English kid with artfully mussed hair who’s besties with stars like Adele and The Maccabees, his 2007 debut Matinee features jittery rock with faint doses of ska tossed in for good measure. But any pouty kid with a garage and some guyliner can churn out guitar-driven pop. Cheers to Jack and his beachy jam; I raise my Mai-Tai in praise.

Another music man I must toast is Asher Roth. (Yes, that stoner kid with that stoner anthem, “I Love College.”) He and Chester French rocked the Blender Theater the day after the release of his debut, Asleep In The Bread Aisle. And I had so much fun! He and his equally blithe crew ripped songs like “Lion’s Roar” and “Be By Myself.” The band joined him for a quick rendition of Soul For Real’s “Candy Rain,” complete with the cheese-laden ’90s dance moves and then Beanie Sigel bounded out of irrelevancy to kick a verse. When the crowd erupted during “She Don’t Want A Man,” the flail of uncoordinated frat-boy arms was almost poetic. I was truly converted when he fired off a pro-organic food freestyle that both dropped jaws and silenced nonbelievers. The gleefully drunken college kid thing usually screams shallow, trendy hype but I really can’t hate on this. Sometimes, blonds just have more fun.

And if you’re into fun your new favorite band is Buraka Som Sistema. The Portuguese collective infuses the snappy Angolan genre of Kuduro with gritty club beats on their LP Black Diamond. They gripped a sold-out Bowery Ballroom with their urgent dance-or-die rhythms. I’ve posted up in more than a few venues but I’ve never seen New Yorkers go batshit like that. The group is officially four dudes but guest frontwoman/dancer/party-starter MC Blaya shut it down with her tremulous booty. The crowd bounced en masse, yelping along to hits like “Sounds Of Kuduro” and Buraka barely left the stage before the revelers whooped for an encore. Then, while DJ Sega gracefully crowd-surfed, the rest of the band splattered the audience with a Super Soaker.

Also doing the tour thing is Grammy-winning songstress Chrisette Michele. Her jazzy style harks back to that gin-swishing, smoking coat era when dames were dames and she flaunted her sass throughout her hour-long BB King’s set with angsty anecdotes about men who done done her wrong. With her platinum pixie and prefacing of “Best Of Me” with “has anyone ever fallen in love with an idiot?” she read like an adult contemporary Etta James. She also chatted about her John Legend collaboration, “Love Is You” breezed through her boppy single “Epiphany,” and enjoyed a brief guest appearance from Danity Kane’s D. Woods. Even with post-breakup bitterness, a 45-minute wait and random pop vixen cameos, the crowd was enamored with her. And that’s what makes a dame, a dame.