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Spaced Out Sounds :: Willie Green’s ‘Rebel Queen’

Prolific NYC producer Willie Green has blessed the masses with yet another in a long line of instrumental albums.  This venture, titled Rebel Queen, is reminiscent of an episode of Buck Rogers scored by true school beats.  Take a listen for yourself, and share it with others.  Maybe even leave some dollars in his digital wallet.

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‘A Suite For Souled People’ :: Real Talk From Willie Green


from the digital desktop of Willie Green:

“The recent events in Ferguson, Missouri (as well as Staten Island, Beavercreek, Ohio, and Los Angeles) have lifted a veil of comfortable ignorance across this country.  The murder of Michael Brown, resultant cover up and egregious treatment of protesters has shown that the perception of Black people in America has changed little since the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s.  Americans live in a country where the oppressed are dehumanized and told to be quiet and gracious about their anger; and where the oppressors are harbored by our government and rewarded by our peers.  Where the media warps facts to prove agendas against citizens and digital voices rush to play devil’s advocate to conceal their own bias.  These are terrifying statements and not exaggerations.  I’m no revolutionary.  But I am someone who wants to look his children in the eyes and say when his country showed its worst, he did something.”

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Back To The Future :: “Days Of Future Past” By Willie Green


from the digital desk of Willie Green:

“I’ve got a lot of songs.

A lot like “200 in the past six years” a lot.

That’s what I told Mo Niklz when I asked him to mix this compilation for me. The idea of narrowing down this many songs to the best 30 was a bit daunting; we finally threw in the towel, leaving the final track count at 38. But hell, if those last eight were so good that we couldn’t keep them off, hopefully you’ll find a way to forgive us.

I gave Mo a lot of license picking which songs would make it;  I sent him a relatively short list of “must-includes” and told him to surprise me.  The result is a solid hour of some of my favorite cuts, along with some unheard gems, featuring Junclassic, Warren Britt, the Bronx up-and-comer Deshawn Supreme, and rap legend General Steele of Boot Camp Clik.

These are songs I either produced or remixed.  Every beat here is mine.  The download includes liner notes with stories about each song.  Many thanks to Backwoodz Studioz, and everyone involved in making these songs, as well as my many others.

I hope you enjoy.”

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SXSW Invasion :: Pawn Takes King 2012

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PAWN TAKES KING 2012Free Indie Hip-Hop and Beat Festival (SAT/3.17.12)

Pawn Shop Entertainment & 33 1/3 Clothing Company present the 2nd annual PAWN TAKES KING festival!!!

A FREE , ALL AGES festival featuring 2 stages full of the dopest in experimental hip-hop, beats, electronic, and more. Plus a big graffiti exhibition for your visual pleasure.

LIVE HIP-HOP STAGE:
Busdriver . Awol One & Factor . Ceschi . Dark Time Sunshine . Blue Sky Black Death with Nacho Picasso . The Locksmiths . Paranoid Castle . Grey Sky Appeal . Esh the Monolith . Brainbusters (MC Homeless & Joey Alpha) . Moe Pope . Ecid . Brzowski . PremRock & Willie Green . SelfSays . HW . Wide Eyes . Shane Hall . JE Double F . Greenlander . Icebox . Cainam . Who MI?

BEATS AND ELECTRONIC STAGE:
Zavala . Maker . Lazerbeak (Doomtree) . Edison . Void Pedal . Crushcon7 . Cozmos . Maintain . Trust . Taskam38 . pOSH . soundfounder . Ntropy . Lo Phi . Kinder . Jawa . MFKNRMX . BoomBaptist . Hobo D . 4th Wall . Kid Slyce . C More . Haris . Swindles

SOUND SYSTEM FOR THE BEAT STAGE PROVIDED BY MOVIN’ DECIBELS!!!

Plus special guests to be announced later!!!

The Metropolis:
Metropolis is a really cool apartment complex in the East Riverside neighborhood of Austin. They cater to musicians and artist types and provide a chill atmosphere for people to live, create, and party. The show is in the center of the complex, where there is a pool and volleyball court. The pool area has a stage and some BBQ pits as well. The 2nd stage will be on the other side of the building, in a roped off parking lot. The volleyball court becomes our graffiti exhibition area.

THE PEOPLE OF METROPOLIS ARE KIND ENOUGH TO LET US DO THIS, SO PLEASE RESPECT THE PROPERTY AND DO NOT VANDALIZE ANYTHING. NO GLASS CONTAINERS ALLOWED.

Brought to you with the help of these great people:

Pawn Shop Entertainment : 33 1/3 Clothing Company : Movin’ Decibels : Metropolis Apartments : Fake Four Inc. : Fieldwerk Recordings  : Exploded Drawing : Applied Pressure : Milled Pavement Records

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