"Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This is Stones Throw Records " (Documentary Film) @stonesthrow

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(if you win the Super Fan Contest, you will get VIP passes to the screening of the film with a Q&A with co-founder Peanut Butter Wolf and the official Stones Throw afterparty)  <----you'll have to beat me for them!!!

 

Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton Sneak Screenings Tour-

Q&As by Peanut Butter Wolf and Live Performances by PBW, J Rocc, Jon Wayne & Knxwledge:

Wed 2/26 - San Francisco -Noise Pop HQ (5pm Screening + Q&A > 8pm Afterparty) Fri 2/28 - Vancouver, BC - The Vogue Theatre 7pm Screening + Q&A > Afterparty  @ Fortune Sound Club Sun 3/2 - Brooklyn, NY -  Indie Screen 7pm Screening + Q&A > Afterparty @ Music Hall of Williamsburg Mon 3/3 - Philadelphia, PA - PhilaMOCA 7pm Screening + Q&A > Afterparty @ Boot & Saddle Tue 3/4 - Boston, MA - The Brattle Theatre 8pm Screening + Q&A > Afterparty @ Middle East Downstairs Wed 3/5 - Montreal, QC - The Rialto Theatre 7pm Screening + Q&A / Afterparty @ SAT Thu 3/6 - Toronto, ON - The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema 9pm Screening + Q&A / Afterparty @ Coda Fri 3/7 - Detroit, MI - Emagine Royal Oak Theatre 7pm Screening + Q&A > Afterparty @ Magic Stick Sun 3/9 - Chicago, IL - The Logan Theatre 7pm Screening + Q&A > Afterparty @ Empty Bottle Mon 3/17 - Los Angeles - Arclight Hollywood 7pm West Coast Premiere + Q&A > Afterparty @ Dim Mak Studios Wed 3/19 - New York City - Village East Cinema 7pm East Coast Premiere + Q&A > Afterparty TBA

Produced & Directed by Jeff Broadway Co-Produced & Edited by Rob Bralver Written by Jeff Broadway & Rob Bralver Executive Produced by Jason McGuire

Melancholy and the Infinite Shadness @shadkmusic #slepton

Melancholy and the Infinite Shadness, Shad 2012

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Once again, I revisited an artist I've been meaning to check out for a while now. After being impressed with Shad when I heard he was set to perform at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, I went in another direction only to come back to the London, Ontario native. The video posted on ra-nyc.com's homepage is a clear example of why you should pay attention to Shad. He clearly tells a story of how hip hop is the new "Blaxpoitation" and presents his commentary on African American identity, expectations and the over willingness to conform to cultural expectations portrayed in the media.  That's where a lot of people's eyes glaze over and move on to the next cookie cutter track, but I honestly believe it's what's needed in 2012.....  His unique perspective makes him a unique mc, as he was born in Rwanda, moved to Canada and lived in a first generation family of immigrants.

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The album, Melancholy and the Infinite Shadness is a play on the album by the Smashing Pumkins, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness released in 1995. Comprised of a series of dope remixes, Shad put out a mixtape that does exactly what it should. It's not an album disguised as a mixtape and it makes you want to hear more of his music. His razor sharp, multi-rhyme bars do him justice on an eclectic arrangement of tracks (5 to be exact). Samples of Milli Vanilli, Prince and Lenny Kravitz, among others show how hip hop can still experiment and stay relevant. Check it out, download it for $FREE.99 here and enjoy!!!

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