December 23, 2010
Dirty Drum Academy producer Illastrate presents his ode to Friday night with his new album Eddie Coleman’s Friday Night Theme Music. This album is a celebration of good people, good music and the struggles of life, set to Illastrate’s signature hip hop sound.
“Inner G,” The lead track from the album features Lyric Jones and Fatima in a melodic anthem. This instrumental project takes listeners from Friday night to Saturday morning with highs, lows and baselines. The album also features Naira, Amdex (From Clan Destined), RockMost, and Jeffmatic. The project will be available Dec. 29th just in time for the last Friday on 2010.
Before the album comes out, you can download the single “Inner G” here:
Illastrate – Inner G (Single)
Also, listen to the entire album on this bandcamp link below.
December 22, 2010
The GoPro Camera, if you didn’t know already, is a mini camera that captures Hiqh-Definition photos and videos designed for folks who partake in what I call “Extreme” activities. Yeah, we are a Pro Audio company, but needless to say, there are several of these “Extreme” people at UniqueSquared whether it be snowboarders, wakeboarders, skydivers, etc. One of the benefits of having a GoPro and its accessories is that you can essentially capture any and EVERY activity you are into no matter how high speed or high adrenaline it is. Even though the camera is awesome in it’s own light, there is still a problem… There isn’t an accessory to keep all of these items safe and secure from your rock and roll lifestyle. So we solved the problem for you. We contacted our friends at SKB, who have designed custom cases for UniqueSquared in the past, and asked them …
The Unique Geek
December 21, 2010
In another lifetime I was doing tech support for a company that made hardware interfaces for recording software. I quickly learned on the job that I wasn’t really tech supporting our products, but rather I was explaining the Windows OS a lot or some other company’s DAW.
It was in the conversations with folks on how to get their DAW to point to our drivers that the folks would take advantage of the situation. “Hey, man while I got you here”, they’d start. And, this is never a comforting lead-in for a tech support person, by the way. A couple of these conversations led to, “can you tell me what an aux is and what a send is?” It made me pause in my tracks and realize that if you’ve never sat in front of a mixer and dealt with the hardware world – how would you know what to make …
December 21, 2010
At Unique Squared Inc., there is an obsession; Frank Zappa. Almost daily, one can hear the sounds of a Frank Zappa & The Mothers EP being played through the web development section’s M-Audio BX5a monitors. (Just to let you know… they sound killer!) Albums such as Apostrophe (‘), One Size Fits All and Roxy & Elsewhere are a big inspiration to this section’s work and output.
Frank Zappa was a self-taught composer and performer, and his diverse musical influences led him to create music that was often impossible to categorize. His 1966 debut album with the Mothers of Invention, Freak Out!, combined songs in conventional rock and roll format with collective improvisations and studio-generated sound collages. His later albums shared this eclectic and experimental approach, irrespective of whether the fundamental format was one of rock, jazz or classical.
He was a highly productive and prolific artist, and he …
December 16, 2010
In my previous post, inspired by the realization that females in Hip-Hop are under credited, I introduced 5 amazing women who I considered to be in the TopTen of Atlanta’s most influential Women in Hip-Hop. Thank you for all the comments and feedback. Please keep it coming.
And so here now is the conclusion of my list of the 10 Women in Hip-Hop You Should Look Out for in 2011 & Beyond:
6.Taj Anwar-Jackson (Multi-tasker)
Taj Anwar is a model, community organizer, philanthropist, political motivator, Hip-Hop promoter, social commentator, mother & wife. She has worked with the FTP Movement, Mothers of Black/Brown Babies, and Crew Love. Anwar is known to speak on, and challenge the issues of the inner-city community such as police brutality, education and environmental justice. In addition, she is a part of the Think Conscious Collective and a member of the Atlanta Zulu nation chapter. Taj was …