Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (Deluxe Edition) WARNING EXPLICIT CONTENT
Number of Tracks:43
From the Album:Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (Deluxe Edition) WARNING EXPLICIT CONTENT
Available Date & Time: Mar 27 2020 14:00:00 EDT
WARNING EXPLICT CONTENT INCLUDED
OL’ DIRTY BASTARD’S DEBUT CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH AMAZON MUSIC MINI-DOC AND DELUXE EDITION
Unique: 'Return To The 36 Chambers' 25 Years Later Exclusive Mini-Documentary From Amazon Music Available Now
Featuring Never-Before-Seen Footage And Interviews With Pivotal Figures In The Rapper’s Life Including RZA, Raekwon, ODB’s Widow And Son, Among Others
43-Track Deluxe Edition Of The Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version Available Today Including Newly Remastered Album, Plus Rarities And
Unreleased “Stripped” Versions of “Brooklyn Zoo” And “Shimmy Shimmy Ya”
Ol’ Dirty Bastard made his solo debut 25 years ago this Saturday on March 28, 1995 with the Grammy®-nominated album, Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version. An instant hip-hop classic, it peaked at #2 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and crossed over to reach #7 on the Billboard 200. The album quickly earned gold-certification and would introduce fans to two of ODB’s biggest hits: “Brooklyn Zoo” and “Shimmy Shimmy Ya.”
In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the album has now been certified platinum by the RIAA and is being celebrated with an exclusive new mini-documentary from Amazon Music and a digital deluxe edition from Rhino.
Today, Amazon Music released Unique: ‘Return to the 36 Chambers’ 25 Years Later, a brand-new, exclusive mini-documentary celebrating the 25th anniversary of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s landmark debut solo album. Unique is a celebration of ODB, featuring never-before-seen freestyles and footage from the iconic artist, as well as extensive interviews with pivotal figures in the rapper’s life including fellow Wu-Tang Clan members RZA and Raekwon; ODB’s widow, Icelene Jones; ODB’s son, Barsun Unique Jones (aka Young Dirty Bastard); Wu-Tang Clan’s business manager, Mitchell “Divine” Diggs; hip-hop radio legend, Bobbito Garcia; and former Elektra Records A&R, Dante Ross.
Watch: Unique: ‘Return to the 36 Chambers’ 25 Years Later
The 15+ minute documentary tracks the ODB’s rise from unsigned hype to the household name, exploring key moments in the rapper’s life, ranging from ODB’s discovery on The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show, leading to his signing to Elektra Records, to the writing sessions that led to “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” and “Brooklyn Zoo.” The mini-doc also provides a look behind the curtain at ODB’s life before Wu-Tang Clan, exploring how he met his wife, his spiritual and intellectual awakening as a Five Percenter and his deep love of music from a young age. Fans can enjoy even more stories on the accompanying audio documentary, available exclusively to Amazon Music, by asking Alexa to ‘play Ol’ Dirty Bastard: Unique.”
Highlights from Unique: ‘Return to the 36 Chambers’ 25 Years Later include:
The documentary also comes as Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version finally goes platinum, almost 25 years to-the-day that album was released. In addition, this Friday, March 27, Rhino is releasing a brand-new, 43-track, 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version featuring a a newly remastered version of the original album along with music from the era that has never been available digitally, including EP tracks, rare instrumentals and promo-only releases. Among the highlights are the digital debuts of “Ol’ Dirty’s Back,” “Don’t You Know, Part II,” and the “Brooklyn Zoo” b-side, “Give It To Ya Raw” (SD50 Remix).
Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) also features the debut of two previously unreleased tracks: “Brooklyn Zoo (Stripped Version)” and “Shimmy Shimmy Ya (Stripped Version).” Both songs have been stripped back to their essentials musically, which puts the focus on the lyrics and highlight how great a storyteller ODB was.
ODB was a founding member of the influential hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan. Their 1993 debut, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), is widely considered to be one of the greatest hip-hop albums ever made.
ODB released Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version two years after Wu-Tang Clan’s debut. Several members from the group made special appearances on ODB’s album, including RZA, Raekwon, Method Man, Masta Killa, and Ghostface Killah. RZA produced most of the album, with additional production from ODB, True Master, and 4th Disciple.
“Ol' Dirty Bastard is a real-life legend. We at the Estate are honored and excited to celebrate ODB’s 25th anniversary of his solo career. He was such a talented musician, and a larger-than-life icon who has inspired music fans across the globe,” said Nicole Beckett, Creative Director at Four Screens Management, Estate of ODB. His lasting influence has had a profound influence on both music and hip hop culture. We are thrilled to be working with Amazon and Rhino to further his legacy.”
“My children and I are beyond excited to be celebrating the 25th anniversary of my late husband’s album, Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version,” said Icelene Jones, Administrator of the Estate of Ol’ Dirty Bastard. “We are even more excited and appreciative of the fans, who have never wavered in their support for ODB, and have honored his talent with a platinum album this year!”
The Estate of Ol’ Dirty Bastard is dedicated to promoting the legacy of a Platinum Recording Artist and unique American hip hop icon. Ol’ Dirty Bastard was a founder of the Wu-Tang Clan, a rap group that first rose to mainstream prominence with their 1993 debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). After establishing the Wu-Tang Clan, Ol’ Dirty Bastard went on to pursue a successful solo career, working with musicians such as Mariah Carey, Kelis, Pras, Mya and Wyclef Jean. His solo albums include 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version and N***a Please. For more information, visit Instagram: @oldirtybastardlegacy
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Ty Brasel – Highlight (feat. WHATUPRG and 1K Phew)
Labels:4 Against 5
Number of Tracks:3
From the Album:Highlight (feat. WHATUPRG and 1K Phew)
Formats:Christian,Christian CHR,Christian Hot AC
Available Date & Time: Mar 27 2020 13:00:00 EDT
"I'm a miracle walking," Ty Brasel declares in "Highlight", a hip-hop collaboration that contrasts the lows of Brasel's dark past with the highs of his spiritual awakening. Sparkling and beat-driven, "Highlight" is rooted in a mix of rapid-fire rhymes and melodic hooks, with guest artists WHATUPRG and 1K Phew each taking turns blessing the mic. It's Brasel who brings it home, though, turning the song into an anthem for anyone looking to turn life's tragedies into triumphs.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Ty Brasel was born in Memphis, TN, where he grew up at the intersection of East Memphis & Olive Branch, MS. This area, referred to by locals as “Memphissippi,” is where Ty first recognized his passion for music. His style, as showcased on 2017’s “Young T,” & 2018’s “Destined For Greatness” draws inspiration from the southern style of rap he was raised with, as well as influences like Kendrick Lamar, Curren$y, and Post Malone.
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Mark Erelli – Blindsided
Number of Tracks:11
From the Album:Blindsided
Available Date & Time: Mar 27 2020 08:35:00 EDT
Impact Date: Mar 27 2020 00:00:00
New Album Blindsided
"The Massachusetts singer-songwriter questions if the memories we hold about a better time are real or fantasy in this ballad fleshed out with allusions to Bruce Springsteen, family dinners, and the classroom Pledge of Allegiance."
“‘Blindsided’ is a bit of Americana alchemy, a concoction that can only be served up by someone who knows the rules inside and out — enough to break them when needed.”
"Roots rock, with strings and a pile of melody"
"Mark Erelli has turned things up a notch…(he) soars on the wings of jangly guitars, heartfelt vocals, and soulful harmony lines. Yep, that;s the sweet spot right there."
The Boston Globe
Mark Erelli releases his new album Blindsided this Friday, March 27, on Soundly Music. A step in a different sonic direction for Erelli, Blindsided is an unflinching examination of the distance between innocence and experience. Mining the same gritty yet soulful territory as John Hiatt’s Bring The Family or Bonnie Raitt’s Nick Of Time, Erelli contemplates the delicate tension between love and commitment, faith and family, disillusionment and hope. But this isn’t a confession from the therapist’s couch, it’s rock ’n roll, and Erelli is clearly taking his cues from heroes like Petty and Prine.
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Sarah Peacock – Burn the Witch
Labels:Road Dog Enterprises
Number of Tracks:11
From the Album:Burn the Witch
Available Date & Time: Mar 27 2020 11:00:00 EDT
American history is blood-stained with the dehumanization of entire communities. Casting her own harrowing spell, singer-songwriter Sarah Peacock draws parallels between current events and the 1692 Salem Witch Trials with the title song to her new record, Burn the Witch. Finger-picking guitar work cleanses the throat as her voice swells to mimic the havoc strewn through time, as well as present-day strife along our southern border. Such raw intensity boils over onto the rest of the 11-track record, and while her style is not easily defined, her storytelling prowess is irrefutably potent and unnerving.
“Hopefully, this song inspires people to take a look at what’s happening in our world today and how we abuse people,” she says of the song, which is delivered as a “catalyst for hope.”
Peacock has a bedeviling way about her, particularly in the way she harvests such influences as Brandi Carlile and Heart. She even filters heavy metal band Metallica through a rootsy, acoustic lens to emerge with a silky, sticky musical web of her very own. “Keep Quiet” slithers from her bones in a similar sinister fashion, twisting her lyrical mechanisms even tighter, while “Mojave” flourishes with a vibrantly polished hook. Her voice always rises to the occasion — switching between various styles as effortlessly as a chameleon.
Firm in her belief to use her platform for social and cultural change, the shift occurred after her tour bus burned to the ground in 2016. Then on a four-month tour, weaving up the west coast, she and her crew stopped for a quick bite to eat. Their generator caught fire and the blaze consumed nearly everything aboard.
At the time of the bus fire in 2016, everything came to a head. It was a turning point not only for her personal development but for her music as well. Burn the Witch is Peacock at her most vulnerable, and yet there rises a great strength within her songwriting. She’s unafraid to confront social issues of being a queer woman in 2019, bullying, and displaying unconditional compassion. “Hold Me in Your Heart” is an astonishing acoustic-rooted moment and quite a wallop of a performance to bookend what will undoubtedly be one of 2020's most important releases.
Burn the Witch is a brawny, life-affirming set that digs into themes of perseverance, overcoming personal struggles, finding redemption in the ashes and what freedom should feel like. These 11 songs seek to uproot what we think we know about the world. Peacock works her magic across every single moment, each syllable diligently carrying its weight and heart. The music is expertly packaged and delivered with a sense of urgency while never feeling heavy-handed or exploitative. Burn the Witch is about truth and understanding of humanity, and Peacock will not back down until the whole world is listening.
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Kfhox – Good Thing
Labels:Karmically Sound/Stinger Boy Entertainment
Number of Tracks:1
From the Album:Good Thing
Available Date & Time: Mar 27 2020 10:00:00 EDT
Impact Date: Mar 25 2020 00:00:00
Kfhox Delivers "Good Thing" To Listeners
From her Valentine's Day Release LOVE 360°
"Music has been the common thread that has sewn together every chapter of my life. It's saved my life during some of my darkest times." – Kfhox
From the Bronx to Music City, USA, Kfhox shoots a Cupid arrow with her third album, Love 360°, out Friday, February 14th, on Karmically Sound/Stinger Boy Entertainment. The singer-songwriter has collaborated with Nashville producer, Darin “D-Roc” James (Royal Studios, Stacy Mitchhart Band, Luther Allison) at his Nashville Studio. James brought in some of the best session musicians in Music City to lay down the foundation of the songs that support her sultry voice.
Kfhox has a smooth voice that emanates sounds of jazz, pop, R&B with some hip-hop flare; her influences run deep and soulful, from pop and hip-hop to rock as she can truly sing it all. Past comparisons span from vocally to lyrically, from Amy Winehouse, Chaka Khan, Lisa Stansfield, and Jay-Z; she takes elements from everything she hears to create the Kfhox sound. Kfhox has taken the sage advice of Omar Hakim (David Bowie, Sting, Madonna, Mariah Carey) who once sat in on one of her sessions in New York and dropped the gem of taking on the role of being a “vocal character actor,” being who she needed to be to present the song in the voice that best tells the story of the music.
After setting her suitcases down in Nashville, Kfhox began to seek refuge in a community that holds up songwriters like Greek gods; and with those thoughts, she met her producer Darin “D-Roc” James and they connected instantly. The two began the singer’s next chapter of a musical journey in her new hometown.
“I pretty much lived on stage for ten years on the live music circuit in NYC and, up until about a year and a half ago, venues like The Shrine and The Bitter End felt like my family room. As I connected with D-Roc, it became apparent that I was being completely transformed! Right off the bat, from our very first session, songs came to me; I had five full songs written and arranged by the next recording session. Our creative process in the studio aligned, we locked into it as if nothing else existed but the music. Now I’m itching to get back on the live music scene. I think performing inspires me to write, and writing inspires me to perform,” gushes Kfhox. “He made me LOVE the studio!”
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Paula Standing – Hiding Out In Tuscany
Labels:Paula Standing Music
Number of Tracks:2
From the Album:Hiding Out In Tuscany
Available Date & Time: Mar 27 2020 06:00:00 EDT
Impact Date: Mar 27 2020 00:00:00
Hiding Out In Tuscany makes you want to 'set sail' today! The first single from Paula Standing's new album The More I Give, is a brilliant teaser to a new body of work from the Australian artist. One week of songwriting with acclaimed producer, Rod McCormack and Aria Award winner, Lou Bradley set a new standard for this independent artist's sojourn into the Americana genre.
"The album reflects who I am, where I have come from and where I am going."
There were other collaborations throughout the week, which included a number of long term students who regularly use the space The Music Cellar for their own projects. Young writers Ash Sheehan, Toby Wells and Jacky McCormack were the main writers on this track, with Rod and Paula adding their ideas into the mix during the session. What resulted was the quintessential 'don't be afraid of the deep end' anthem for everyone of any age.
Along with the incredible production we expect from Rod McCormack, we also hear the master on guitars and backing vocals. This, mixed with Pat Crowley (Mary Black Band) on keys and accordion and Jeff McCormack on bass, completes the perfect back drop for the wonderful vocals of Paula Standing.
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