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SKOPE MAGAZINE AT SXSW 2008

Skope has teamed up with our PR firm, Meow Poww Media to throw a party of our own at SXSW. This party is going to be awesome and we are giving away drinks, tattoo giveaways, and the show is free. See you in Austin, TX! For more info email: skopepr@Skopemagazine.com

DENTYNE AND BEN’S BROTHER INVITE FANS TO TAKE MUSIC TRIVIA QUIZ

Dentyne Ice “Frog Kiss” Prime Time Ad Campaign Featuring Ben’s Brother’s “Kiss Me Again” Currently Airing Do you know who provided the inspiration for The Knack’s 1979 smash-hit “My Sharona”? Or which hair-metal band wasn’t “fooling around” with its 1983 hit single?   Can you name the artist that’s “bad to the bone”? Relentless Records/Capitol…

DUFFY SINGLE “MERCY” 4th WEEK AT #1 IN UK

ROCKFERRY DEBUT ALBUM IN-STORE IN UK SHIPPING OVER PLATINUM IN 1ST WEEK! U.S. RELEASE SET FOR MAY 13th ON NEW MERCURY RECORDS LABEL! Young Welsh singer Duffy, whose debut album ROCKFERRY arrived in stores today in the UK only (already platinum), has captivated the nation with her current single “Mercy” now in its third week…

KATY PERRY WILL RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM ON CAPITOL MUSIC GROUP

Capitol Music Group has already released a digital EP from pop-rock songstress Katy Perry — entitled Ur So Gay — through iTunes and other online retailers. The Ur So Gay EP includes the title track, a hilarious kiss-off to an ex- boyfriend; a club remix of the song by DJ/producer Junior Sanchez (Madonna, Shakira); “Use…

HANIF-JAMIYL IS ONE SMOOTH BROTHA

KRUSHED GRAPES, the solo debut from HANIF-JAMIYL of Maspyke, dropping 5/6/08 on Bukarance Records. Hanif-Jamiyl has been writing, recording, and performing since the age of 10. In 1994, while most high school kids were trying to figure out what college to attend, he was discovered in a local record store in his hometown of Springfield,…

SARAH MCLACHLAN TO RELEASE RARITIES, B-SIDES AND OTHER STUFF, VOLUME 2

Multi-platinum Arista recording artist Sarah McLachlan will release Rarities, B-Sides 2 And Other Stuff, Volume 2 on April 29th, 2008. Culminated from Sarah McLachlan’s illustrious recording career, the Rarities, B-Sides And Other Stuff, Volume 2 collection contains Sarah McLachlan material never before available before on one CD.   The collection includes live performances, rare recordings,…

Wolfkin – Check Out The Danish Duo

Set for release on MARCH 11TH, this debut, Brand New Pants,  certainly has all the right elements, enough to seduce any music fan of the pop persuasion, into the melodic and sometimes murky world of Wolfkin. Wolfkin – “These Are All Illusions” Video [youtube 3E8oAqRwzjM nolink] http://www.myspace.com/wolfkinmusic http://www.wolfkin.dk/ http://www.crunchy.dk/

Nike Sport Music: Kara Goucher’s Endurance Boost

Want to achieve the combination of speed and endurance that powers elite athletes? Join Kara Goucher, one of America’s top middle to long distance runners, for the debut of her Nike Sport Music Coaching mix. Kara coaches you through a warm-up and four sets of high-speed intervals, the kind of training technique top competitors swear…

Jack Johnson – Sleep Through The Static

I cannot recall when or how I got hooked on Jack Johnson but it must have been my junior year in college. I heard his smash hit, “Flake” and that made me run to Tower Records and pick up the CD, Brushfire Fairytales. His smooth melodies and easy-going flow was too much to resist. Here…

HELL RELL SAYS TO HELL WITH DIPSET AND GOES SOLO

  “Black Mask & Gloves” bows May 27th on renowned indie label! Indie powerhouse Babygrande Records, home to such acclaimed acts as Hi-Tek, JR Writer, GZA, Purple City, Jedi Mind Tricks, Immortal Technique & more, proudly announces the May 27th, 2008 release of Hell Rell’s sophomore set: “Black Mask & Gloves.” Hell Rell is no…

Randy Moss Re-Ups With New England Patriots

Randy Moss wanted to be with the Patriots and the Patriots wanted Randy Moss, so the sides agreed to extend their mutually-beneficial marriage yesterday, settling on a three-year, $27 million deal that included a $12 million signing bonus as part of a total of $15 million in guarantees. I know that we are a music…

Patrons Follow Di Arrow To Magnum In Jamaica

(Assassin) By the time Mavado, Bounty Killa and Ninja Man exited the stage at about 6 am, Magnum Follow Di Arrow 2008 had already gone down in dancehall history as one of the best shows ever to grace the shores of Jamaica’s north coast! Magnum Follow Di Arrow 2008, hailed as the best dancehall show…

RICK ROSS RETURNS WITH TRILLA ON 3/11/08

“THE BOSS” FEATURING T-PAIN IS NEW SINGLE, BULLETING UP URBAN AND RHYTHMIC RADIO CHARTS, WITH 17 MILLION AUDIENCE AT HOT 100 Slip N’ Slide/Def Jam recording artist Rick Ross, who rose from ruling the underground rap scene in Miami, to becoming 2006’s buzz-worthiest hip-hop artist with his #1 Pop/#1 R&B/#1 Rap major label debut album…

THE DEATH SET TOUR U.S. IN SUPPORT OF RELEASE OF WORLDWIDE

The Death Set’s debut full-length album, Worldwide, will be released on April 22nd by Counter Records, the rock imprint of Ninja Tune. Preceding the release of Worldwide, is the “Around The World” etched 7″, out late March. The Death Set will be touring the U.S. in support of Worldwide throughout the spring. Touted as “Best…

FALL OUT BOY PRESENTS “LIVE IN PHOENIX,” THEIR FIRST CD+DVD

ALL 8 FOB VIDEOS WITH BONUS DVD MATERIAL: MAKING-OF-THE-VIDEO FEATURE FOR “(ME & YOU),” BEHIND-THE-SCENES FOOTAGE, OUT-TAKES, AND (ON THE CD) STUDIO RECORDING OF MICHAEL JACKSON’S “BEAT IT” FEATURING JOHN MAYER ON GUITAR SOLO. Multi-platinum Island Records group Fall Out Boy kicks off the new year with “****LIVE IN PHOENIX,” their first long-form CD+DVD two-disc…

LUDACRIS AND ISLAND DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP SIGN NEW LONG-TERM JOINT VENTURE

LUDACRIS AND ISLAND DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP SIGN NEW LONG-TERM JOINT VENTURE PARTNERSHIP FOR HIS DISTURBING THA PEACE LABEL Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJ) has signed a new long-term extension with Ludacris for his Disturbing Tha Peace label, it was jointly announced today by Antonio “L.A.” Reid, Chairman, Island Def Jam Music Group, and…

Exclusive Video From A Cursive Memory

Stoli has the new AMAZING and hilarious video from Vagrant Records developing band called A Cursive Memory for “Everything” from their debut album Changes out now. The band shot their own video on the streets of Hollywood by becoming “Bandarazzi”, catching the Hollywood Actors and Actresses throughout the town. The video includes celebrities such as:…

It’s Adjustable w/ Stacy Coronis : February 2008

By Ezekiel Wheeler and Stacy Coronis When the fact that I write about music comes up in conversation people usually get a look in their eye like “I bet I could do that.” These people probably could. Maybe they’d do it better than me, maybe not. When my boyfriend told me he’d always wanted to…

DIGITAL PLAYGROUND SIGNS EXCLUSIVE DEAL WITH RILEY STEELE

Digital Playground, the award-winning studio and leading provider of world-class content to the adult genre, is pleased to announce it has signed an exclusive deal with Riley Steele(TM), making her the newest and youngest addition to the studio’s elite roster of world-renowned talent. So impressed with the new starlet, the studio has made plans to…

HAIL TO THE CAB!

LAS VEGAS-BASED BAND SET TO UNLEASH DECAYDANCE/FUELED BY RAMEN DEBUT Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group The Cab has unveiled details of its eagerly awaited debut album, entitled “WHISPER WAR.”   The album — which includes the online smash, “I’ll Run” — will arrive in stores and at all digital retailers on April 29th. “WHISPER WAR”…

MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM ON ASTRALWERKS MAY 27th

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES AND COACHELLA CONFIRMED Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Midnight Juggernauts are proud to announce the release of their long-awaited debut album Dystopia on May 27th through Astralwerks.   Complementing this release will be an extensive U.S. Spring tour and Coachella appearance.   These are the same live shows that garnered extensive critical…

BUN B SOPHOMORE SOLO ALBUM “II TRILL” DUE ON APRIL 29TH

CURRENTLY ON NATIONAL PROMOTIONAL TOUR, AWARD WINNING RAPPER TEAMS UP WITH MICROSOFT ZUNE Hip Hop Legend Bun B and one half of the award winning duo UGK readies for the debut of his highly anticipated sophomore solo album, II Trill, which will be released on April 29th courtesy of Rap-A-Lot/Asylum. Upon the heels of success…

Stoli Razz Has Deep Conversation With Anna Nyakana

Anna Nyakana is a musician that we became very interested in after visiting her MySpace page. Her vocals and her delivery are simply amazing. With a deep family history and diverse influences Anna is worth giving a listen. Stoli had the chance to talk with this up & coming star and see where she is…

Exclusive: The Spill Canvas Chat With Stoli Razz

The Spill Canvas are the new rock sensation to hit the major label circuit. These boys hail from South Dakota but are taking their music all over the world. They have a slew of tour dates and a new album, ‘No Really, I’m Fine’ out now! Check out what’s up with The Spill canvas! The…

WATCH LENNY KRAVITZ LIVE!

Lenny Kravitz recently played a show at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre. MSN music is broadcasting the performance online starting at 2pm EST! Watch it here: http://music.msn.com/lennykravitz?GT1=MUSIC1 Links: www.lennykravitz.com www.myspace.com/lennykravitz http://youtube.com/lennykravitz http://www.facebook.com/lennykravitz

Stoli Razz Chills Out With Kevin Michael

Kevin Michael is the new voice of the majors. This artist has got soul and rhythm for days! He was on the road with Maroon 5 so we sent Stoli to check his live show in Boston. Kevin was cool enough to kick it with Skope too. Skope: You have worked with many other artists…

Stoli Razz Goes To Philly To Chill With Gillie Da Kid

  Gillie Da Kid is a “Major Figga” in the rap game in more ways than one. This brotha from Philly has been through the ups and downs and still keeps his composure to succeed in this rap game. Stoli sits down with Gillie as he opens up and offers real talk on where he…

An Interview with Keller Williams

With a Little Help from Some Friends By Martin Halo He is talented beyond belief, a showman beyond comprehension, and humble to a point of pure charm.   Keller Williams hasn’t had it easy, hell; the man has fought through the muck to earn himself a place in a community of music enthusiasts that thrive…

VOD Recordings

STOLI GETS DOWN TO BUSINESS WITH VOD RECORDINGS VOD Recordings is a record label based in Massachusetts right outside Boston. They are a major sponsor of Skope Magazine and they have got alot going on. Stoli sat down with the CEO, Darian Worrell to see just what VOD is up to and where they are…

Stoli Razz Goes To The Ballet

Words: Stoli Razz Photos: Gene Schiavone Last night (2/14) as we all know was the coveted night of love. Love was in the air in Boston that is for sure. I was invited by my friends at Goodman Media to take my Valentine to see the opening night of Romeo & Juliet at the Wang…

Stoli Razz Kicks It With AP

Stoli interviews AP (aka All Profit aka Apply Pressure  ) Stoli: With so many aliases, what do you prefer people call you out on the streets? AP: On the streets AP is fine…all the different alias names just represent a different part of my personality… Whether its Apply Pressure when it come to spitting bars…

Tristan Prettyman – Hello

Former competitive surfer, Tristan Prettyman, says her new album Hello (to be released in March 2008) “is a reflection of me”. This CD, Tristans 3rd, is full of stories about her life, loves and heartbreaks. Many see her as the new young pop folkie. Hello is an upbeat folk song that has poetic lyrics that…

Michael Hurley – Ancestral Swamp

Ever wondered where the music you love came from? Ancestral Swamp by Michael Hurley is his 20th full length release. From “El Dorado”, to sleepy winners like “New River Blues” and “Gamblin Charlie”, Ancestral Swamp is a venture into those folk music roots that many musicians today are looking to for inspiration. Ancestral Swamp is…

Vashti Bunyan – Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind

Ready for a blast from the past? Enigmatic British singer/songwriter Vashti Bunyan has released a double CD from her archives. Titled after Vashti’s Mic Jagger/Keith Richards written debut single, Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind — Singles and Demos 1964-1967, this double album promises a mellow look at a time gone by. Some Things…

Chase Thompson – Shoot You Down

Newcomer Chase Thompson proves his talent as a producer, pianist, singer, and songwriter on his debut EP release Shoot You Down. The brief album is comprised of five heartfelt and confessional tracks demonstrating Thompson’s command of both verse and vocal range. Although his sweet melodies and emotional oozing may turn off some listeners with its…

Breaking News – QTrax Is Here!

  By Michael H Friedman I am beyond excitement right now. Last night a new download service was unleashed at www.qtrax.com. Qtrax is the world’s first free and legal peer-to-peer (P2P) digital music site. Music lovers can discover new music and legally download full-length, high-quality versions of their favorite songs while compensating both the artists…

The Audition – Champions of Pop-Rock

  Champion by The Audition was just released, January 22, 2008.   The Audition were this weeks Myspace music featured artists.   They have a fresh unique sound.   The following is from their biography:   “It is bold and confident”. The record title is a reflection of a band meeting their personal high expectations.…