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ROOKIE COP PICKS UP BOB DYLAN

A 22 year-old New Jersey police officer now has a pretty crazy tale to tell.   Last month she unknowingly picked up Bob Dylan in her squad car. The icon was allegedly found wandering in the rain in Long Branch, New Jersey. After a complaint from a homeowner that said an “eccentric-looking old man” was…

U2 DEFEND CARBON FOOTPRINT

U2 has come under fire for their carbon footprint from their massive tours. Guitarist The Edge is addressing the issue telling the BBC, “I think anybody that’s touring is going to have a carbon footprint. I think it’s probably unfair to single out rock ‘n’ roll. There’s many other things that are in the same…

50 CENT FREE SHOW IN JAMAICA, QUEENS?

According to XXLMag.com, 50 Cent is planning a free show near his hometown of Jamaica, Queens, New York. The concert is set to take place near the projects where Fiddy grew up.   Authorities and residents who live near the area are worried the free show might spark an increase in violence and gunplay and…

PHISH COVERS KATY PERRY

Katy Perry has a lot of fans and now she can count four more, as the legendary jam band Phish covered her breakthough single “I Kissed a Girl” on Sunday night.   The group played the song late in the second set of their final show of their summer tour in New York on Sunday.…

DRAKE SET TO HAVE KNEE SURGERY

Drake announced via Twitter that he will have knee surgery to repair three torn ligaments on September 8th.   In June, the rapper tore his ACL, MCL and LCL while playing basketball.   He was set to join Lil’ Wayne, Young Jeezy and Soulja Boy Tell’em as one of the America’s Most Wanted headliners.  …

T.O.K., Our World

After a four-year hiatus, dancehall supergroup, T.O.K. is back with their third highly-anticipated album, “Our World,” which releases on August 25th.     Since their 2001 debut album, “My Crew, My Dawgs,” T.O.K., which comprises of members Alex, Bay-C, Flexx and Craigy T., have taken not only the U.S. and Caribbean by storm, but the…

Tarrus Riley, Contagious

Released earlier this month, Tarrus Riley’s third release, “Contagious” is everything its’ title embodies, and more.   Riley’s beautiful tenor vocals are soft and smooth, remaining consistently delightful throughout each track. Though his music screams roots reggae and is in the Rastafarian tradition, Riley’s sound is also more contemporary, noting issues that affect our generation…

BROTHER ALI NEW SINGLE “FRESH AIR” VIA YOUTUBE

A profound personal glimpse into a vulnerability seldom seen or heard in music, Us touches on the strengths and flaws of the human condition, exploring drug abuse, divorce, homophobia and many more topics that most people are scared to touch in their own lives, much less on an album for the world to see. Listen…

SUNBEARS! OFFER MP3 FOR “I’M ALIVE”

SUNBEARS! are an indie/psychedelic/electronic pop duo from Jacksonville, Florida. After forming in January of 2008, SUNBEARS!, Jonathan Grant Berlin (vocals, keyboards, bass guitar, programming) and Jared Chase Bowser (drums), recorded their first EP, which they named For Everyone!

THE SOUNDS REMIX “NO ONE SLEEPS WHEN I’M AWAKE”

The Sounds are releasing a remix of “No One Sleeps When I’m Awake” by a young DJ called Viking. “No One Sleeps” is the first single from The Sounds latest album Crossing The Rubicon. You can pull down the Viking remix: SKOPE IT HERE! www.the-sounds.com

LUDO RE-RELEASES OUT-OF-PRINT DEBUT AND EP ON SEPTEMBER 29

Before LUDO became a household name by selling over 100,000 copies of their Island Records debut album, You’re Awful, I Love You, the band had built a strong following in the Midwest by peddling their self-released records out of the back of their van. Blowing through thousands of these albums, Ludo thought they would never…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Felt “Protagonists”

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TECH N9NE PRESENTS BIG SCOOB MONSTERIFIK RELEASE SEPTEMBER 15

BIG SCOOB’s voice, presence and personality are so booming, they’re … Monsterifik. His fans feel it, and so too did Tech N9ne when he signed the Kansas City native to Strange in April 2009. On Sept. 15, 2009, the most successful independent Hip Hop artist in history will introduce the world to BIG SCOOB with…

WARNER BROS. RECORDING ARTIST LIGHTS TO RELEASE ‘THE LISTENING’

Warner Bros Records is proud to announce the October 6, 2009 release of The Listening, the debut full-length album from LIGHTS.   The Toronto singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist crafts her own brand of sparkling, otherworldly electro-pop that is, in her words “soft, but not pussy-soft, you know?”   LIGHTS’ songs have already garnered almost…

THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS PREMIERE NEW VIDEO FOR SINGLE “PEN & PAPER”

Virgin Records platinum-plus rockers THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS will partner with Hot Topic’s Shockhound.com to premiere their new video for single “Pen & Paper” off their sophomore album LONELY ROAD, which debuted this year at #14 on Billboards Top 200 chart. The 48 hour exclusive premiere will begin on August 17 at Shockhound.com.

NEW GOV’T MULE ALBUM OUT OCTOBER 27 VIA EVIL TEEN

Gov’t Mule is proud to announce that their latest record, ‘By A Thread’ is set for an October 27th release through Evil Teen Records. Their first studio album in three years, ‘By A Thread’ finds the Mule, lead guitarist and frontman Warren Haynes, drummer Matt Abts, keyboardist Danny Louis, and bassist Jorgen Carlsson, adding a…

K’JON CHARTS IN TOP 15 ON BILLBOARD ALBUM CHARTS

Accomplished newcomer K’Jon scored one of the most impressive R&B crossover debuts of the year, with his new Universal Republic album I Get Around landing in the Top 15 of the Billboard Top Albums chart this week. The eye-opening debut, logging in at # 12 and # 5 on the R&B chart, is due in…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: “XL” (feat. Killah Priest & Sha Dula)

We at Skopemag.com get hundreds of exclusive tracks via various vendors on a daily basis. The goal for us is to share with our readers as many tracks that come in. Please note that some of these links expire so you got to get it while it’s hot! “XL” (feat. Killah Priest & Sha Dula):…

BROOKE WAGGONER ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM

Brooke Waggoner returns on November 3rd with her second full-length album titled Go Easy Little Doves. All twelve songs on the album were not only written and composed by Waggoner, as with her previous releases, but Go Easy Little Doves was entirely self-produced. With Go Easy Little Doves, Waggoner expands and surrounds her sound with…

EISLEY BACK ON THE ROAD FOR FALL TOUR WITH SAY ANYTHING

Eisley will go back on the road this October for an extensive nationwide tour as very special guests of Say Anything. The tour begins October 14th in Anaheim, CA, and runs through November 22nd where it concludes at the famed Troubadour in Los Angeles. Joining Say Anything and Eisley will be Vagrant Records’ Moneen. Miniature…

THE BALCONIES ANNOUNCE MUCH ANTICIPATED RELEASE OF DEBUT ALBUM SEPTEMBER 15th

Ottawa’s pride and joy, The Balconies will self release their much anticipated self-titled debut album September 15th, 2009. The three piece, made up of a brother/sister/boyfriend combination, has been turning heads with their dynamic live performances.   Over the past year, The Balconies have appeared at festivals such as North by Northeast and the Ottawa…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Carolyn Mark’s “All Time Low”

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INSANE CLOWN POSSE BANG! POW! BOOM! ARTWORK

Hot off the massive 2009 Gathering of the Juggalos, Detroit heroes Insane Clown Posse are poised to release their best album yet. With BANG! POW! BOOM! set to hit store shelves on September 1st, the band is keeping a tight lock on just about everything. While ICP’s legion of fans, better known as the Juggalos,…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Jaz-O featuring The Game “Gangstas Ride”

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SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: 6 Tre G – “Fresh” (Dirty Version)

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TIMBALAND PREPS VIDEO GAME FOR ASPIRING PRODUCERS

XXLMag.com reports mega-producer Timbaland is preparing to help up-and-coming producers develop their skills via a new video game.   Timbo reportedly partnered up with Rockstar Games — the masterminds behind the Grand Theft Auto series — to develop a game, titled Beaterator.   It’s set to hit stores on September 29th. SKOPE IT HERE!

LIT DRUMMER PASSES AWAY

Lit drummer Allen Shellenberger passed away from brain cancer on Thursday.   The musician was surrounded by his family and friends when he passed at the age of 39.

JAY-Z READIES THE BLUEPRINT: COLLECTOR’S EDITION

According to Rap-Up.com, Def Jam will be releasing an exclusive package that includes all of Jay-Z’s previous Blueprint albums.   The collector’s set will contain Hova’s first Blueprint, Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse, a poster and space for a third CD which you can use for your copy of Blueprint 3 — which…

GET A DELUXE VERSION OF DAVID GRAY’S NEW ALBUM

It was just announced that David Gray will be releasing a deluxe version of his forthcoming album Draw The Line.   According to a press release, this special edition will feature an entirely separate bonus CD, which features live versions of many of his greatest hits.   Not only that, but the deluxe album will…

WIN A TRIP TO SEE JASON MRAZ

Jason Mraz is giving four lucky fans the chance to see him perform at the Hollywood Bowl on October 10th.   Find out details on how to enter the contest at JasonMraz.com, and just for filling out the form, you’ll receive a free download of a remix of Jason’s hit “I’m Yours.”

DRAKE TO RE-RELEASE SO FAR GONE MIXTAPE

According to MTV News, Drake is looking to re-release his breakthrough mixtape, So Far Gone. Fans can expect the revamped project to include a new song called “Fear,” which was left off his first tape because it was “getting too eerie.” The official re-release will hit stores September 15th and it’ll help tide fans over…

Amanda Blank, I Love You

It’s out of character for the typically foul-mouthed rapper Amanda Blank to talk about love and that’s why her debut album’s title I Love You seems wildly inconsistent with her established persona. Our first taste of the dirty rap diva has been on her potty-mouthed cameo appearances on Spank Rock and Plastic Little tracks —…

PETE YORN & SCARLETT “RELATOR” VIDEO

“Relator” is the first single from their upcoming album Break Up. Slated for a September 15 release on Atco Records, an imprint of Rhino Entertainment, Break Up is a deeply emotive yet hook-filled duets album about a tempestuous relationship. For more information, visit www.thebreakupalbum.com

THE LOVEMAKERS PERFORM “SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE” IN SAN FRANCISCO

On July 15th, The Lovemakers stopped by the gallery at San Francisco’s Talking House Productions for an open rehearsal with fans to premiere songs from the upcoming album. Lisa Light and Scott Blonde, joined by new bandmates Cary LaScala (drums) and Gareth Lloyd (keys), ran through a blistering set of new material. Catch the performance…

MTV VMA PROMO SPOTS FEAT COBRA STARSHIP & LEIGHTON MEESTER

Check out Cobra Starship & Leighton Meester’s MTV VMA Promo which airs beginning today on MTV! Cobra Starship are nominated for 2 VMA’s including BEST POP VIDEO (alongside Britney Spears, Lady Gaga & Beyonce) Cobra Starship’s new album “HOT MESS” is currently #3 on iTunes “Top Album Chart” and first single “Good Girls Go Bad”…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: James Levy “Die A New”

We at Skopemag.com get hundreds of exclusive tracks via various vendors on a daily basis. The goal for us is to share with our readers as many tracks that come in. Please note that some of these links expire so you got to get it while it’s hot! James Levy “Die A New”: SKOPE IT…