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    • 13
    • sep

    “Who Shot Ya?” clip takes aim at American epidemic

    Iconic hard-rock crew Living Colour have been making waves with their version of the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Who Shot Ya?” a cover of the classic 1995 “Big Poppa” B side and the band’s first single since 2009. Continue reading Rolling Stone article here

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    • 9
    • sep

    Available now 9/9/16 – digital download only

    Who Shot Ya? mixtape includes 3 NEW songs from the SHADE sessions plus Who Shot Ya? remixes

    1. Who Shot Ya? (Notorious B.I.G. cover)

    2. Regrets

    3. This Place Hotel (The Jacksons/Michael Jackson cover aka Heartbreak Hotel)

    4. Who Shot Ya? (Andre Betts Remix) [feat. Chuck D, Pharoahe Monch, Black Thought, Prodigal Sunn, Kyle Mansa]

    5. Who Shot Ya? (EDM Remix) [feat. Niro Barnes & Divine Styler]

    6. Who Shot Ya? (Adrian Sherwood and Matt Smyth Remix) [feat. Taz]

    Tracks 7-12 are instrumental versions of Tracks 1-6.

    Available digitally:
    iTunes​ – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/who-shot-ya/id1143656174

    Amazon.com​ – https://www.amazon.com/Who-Shot-Ya-Living-Colour/dp/B01KEDOV84
    Google Play​ – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Living_Colour_Who_Shot_Ya?id=Bc6javoiyo4ia5v5okv6gjllg6i
    Look for SHADE in early 2017!


    “Our version of “Who Shot Ya” was initially an organic outgrowth of pure fandom for the work of the brilliant Christopher Wallace. Corey would frequently sing the song during soundcheck, so we worked it up. But tragically Biggie’s question has taken on new and urgent significance over the last year. The amount of people who die on a daily basis because of gun violence is unacceptable in a civilized society. The disproportionate use of deadly force in communities of color is equally unacceptable in a civilized society. It inspired the idea to reach out to some of the most provocative voices in hip-hop to invite them to add their words to the track. We all feel paralyzed as to how we can meaningfully effect change, but at the least we can keep our voices raised in solidarity and not let this plight fade into the background until it happens again.”

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    • 7
    • sep

    “Freedom Sounds: A Community Celebration,” a free three-day festival, mark the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture Friday, Sept. 23, through Sunday, Sept. 25. Daily programming on Friday and Sunday will run 12–5 p.m., highlighting music traditions such as jazz, R&B, gospel, folk, classical, New Orleans brass band, Afro-Latin jazz and hip-hop. Programming on Saturday will begin at 1 p.m. Each day has a theme: Friday is “Homecoming,” Saturday is “Celebration” and Sunday is “Call and Response.”

    “The themes of the festival highlight the social power of African American music as a communicator of cultural values, challenges, aspirations and creative expression,” said Mark Puryear, a Smithsonian Folklife Festival program curator and co-curator of the festival.

    The festival’s activities will include music and dance performances, spoken word, oral-history activities and two evening concerts. A drum circle, storytelling, interactive workshops and a mural wall by artist Cey Adams offer opportunities to explore and celebrate the museum’s rich content and stories. For a complete schedule of events, visit https://nmaahc.si.edu.

    Evening Concerts

    Evening concerts will be presented 6–9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, and Sunday, Sept. 25.
    There is no evening concert Friday, Sept. 23.

    The Saturday evening concert lineup features:

    Living Colour
    Public Enemy
    The Roots


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