Our friends at www.divadivodance.com have showed us so much love this year by featuring 2 of our artists as their “Diva of the Month”. Both Colette and Samantha were showcased with lengthy articles and interviews on the site. Now that 2007 is coming to a close, they have nominated them both for Diva of the Year! Check out their site, and vote for your favorite by clicking here.
Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on December 19, 2007 @ 1:07 PM
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On the hip hop list, Zeph & Azeem ‘Rise Up,’ came in at Number 4 right behind Blu, Pharoahe Monch and Talib Kweli.
4. Perhaps Zeph & Azeem’s Rise Up could be chalked up as a series of “If only’s.” If only SoCalled’s Ghettoblaster LP didn’t have that awesome cover of the little girl sipping juice (or music) through a straw from a boom box. Otherwise, Rise Up might’ve snagged top album art honors depicting Zeph (the deejay) and Azeem (the emcee) as a revolutionary version of the Blues Brothers. If only I could get radio stations in my area to play something from this album, maybe a few more people could experience how good these songs are. If only Rise Up had been a little longer, with a few more tracks to match the ones here, the duo would’ve been jockeying for a spot in my top three.
Still, they couldn’t have done it much better, and what remains is a treat, a lavish LP with a wide range of influences. You get reggae, Latin rhythms, R&B hooks, and a sample to rival Jay-Z’s Oprah Annie refrain in “Hard Knock Life” (“Play the Drum”). In addition to clever verses, Azeem puts his slam poetry talents to use with a couple of spoken word pieces. Zeph and Azeem are experienced players in the rap game, which translates into layered, sophisticated music to augment detailed and descriptive rhymes. “I’m a young Yoda,” Azeem rhymes, “Yo, my tongue does yoga.” Indeed.
Posted by: Jonthecorner on December 18, 2007 @ 12:27 PM
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WOW! There’s something for everyone and you can take it home with you. Doing some holiday shopping, why not download a mix or an exclusive album from our podcast section for your special friend. Looking through the pages, you will find dj mixes from Mark Farina, J Boogie, Vikter Duplaix, Andy Caldwell, Mike Monday, Colossus and more. Not to mention the free tracks and albums from The One and Black Spade. Don’t sleep!
Posted by: Jonthecorner on December 12, 2007 @ 4:59 PM
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Not long now until our Middle Eastern connection, Ms Tammy, hosts the launch party for the fabulous new Om:Dubai album.
Here she is looking gorgeous with Charl Chaka and Andy Caldwell who mixed the album.
Check out the Om events page for full details of the party!
Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on December 12, 2007 @ 8:43 AM
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SFP’s “The Healing” is arguably one of the best soulful hip hop releases in the past couple of years. It’s still on heavy rotation here at the Om office. To celebrate it’s success, we’re giving away free rare limited edition SFP DVDs featuring none other than Ms. Badu. The two disc set comes in a DVD case designed after the “Get Live” single. On disc one is a DVD of the music video feat. Ms. Badu. The 2nd disc features the 12inch single on CD.
Purchase “The Healing” on CD or LP and get a free limited edition DVD while supplies last.