Posted 4 years ago

The Connoisseurs of Culture present J. Nolan - Broken Dreams


After many delays, the third project presented by The Connoisseurs of Culture - J. Nolan’s Broken Dreams - is finally here! This soulful, jazz-infused hip hop full length features 18 tracks of all-original production by new cats like oriJanus, No Alias, B Dilla (aka Epic Instrumentals), Kev The Sureshot and more. Broken Dreams has been almost a year in the making and follows J.Nolan’s previous release, Resilience.

Download the J. Nolan - Broken Dreams album HERE. [mediafire download link]



Online:

J. Nolan - twitter | myspace | bandcamp

The Connoisseurs of Culture - tumblr | twitter | facebook

Posted 4 years ago

New Music: “Night Flight” from The Connoisseurs of Culture present J. Nolan - BROKEN DREAMS

Latest leaked track from J. NOLAN’s BROKEN DREAMS forthcoming mixtape album. Here’s Jamar’s take on the track:

'Night Flight' is a concept song based upon physically looking down at the world and basically documenting what I see from an imaginary perspective, a 'high class society' perspective, and a middle ground of reality perspective. The song is produced by No Alias from Los Angeles, who also did “Feeling Good” and a few other joints on the album. BROKEN DREAMS for free download coming soon.

DOWNLOAD:

J. Nolan - "Night Flight" [usershare mp3 link / twitter-friendly link: http://bit.ly/aMO2kL]

BROKEN DREAMS featuring “Night Shift,” “Feeling Good” and “History” dropping June 7 sometime very soon.

J. NOLAN ONLINE:

www.twitter.com/J_Nolan 
www.myspace.com/jnolaniscool
www.jnolaniscool.bandcamp.com

Posted 4 years ago

New Music: “Feeling Good” from The Connoisseurs of Culture present J. Nolan - BROKEN DREAMS

J. Nolan - Broken Dreams Front  Cover

Only adults get the chicken and the steak….”

Perfect soulful hip hop now that the warm weather, grilling season is upon us. Memorial Day weekend is coming up, make sure this joint is in your ipod rotation as you envoy the long weekend:

DOWNLOAD:

J. Nolan - "Feeling Good" [Limelinx mp3 link]

BROKEN DREAMS featuring “Feeling Good” and “History” dropping June 7.

J. NOLAN ONLINE:

http://twitter.com/J_Nolan
http://myspace.com/jnolaniscool
jnolaniscool.bandcamp.com

Posted 4 years ago

New Music: “History” from The Connoisseurs of Culture present J. Nolan - BROKEN DREAMS

J. Nolan - Broken Dreams Front Cover

"History" is the first teaser, leak single from rising ATL-based, underground MC, J. NOLAN's new full length project, BROKEN DREAMS.

Enjoy and get ready for the OFFICIAL first single, “Feeling Good” dropping TOMORROW (May 20).

Stream “History” HERE [via bandcamp]:

<a href=”http://jnolaniscool.bandcamp.com/track/history” _mce_href=”http://jnolaniscool.bandcamp.com/track/history”>History by J.Nolan</a>

DOWNLOAD IT HERE. [limelinx mp3 link]

The full BROKEN DREAMS mixtape album is scheduled for release June 7.

J. NOLAN ONLINE:

http://twitter.com/J_Nolan
http://myspace.com/jnolaniscool
jnolaniscool.bandcamp.com

Posted 4 years ago

Video: T.Shirt - Monday Massacre/24 Frames Live At Public Assembly

From The Connoisseurs of Culture present T.Shirt & Darvin Silva - Tan-Face Children EP

Posted 4 years ago

The Connoisseurs of Culture present T.Shirt & Darvin Silva - Tan-Face Children EP

 

There’s nothing better than making something with your friends. Sometimes, I just gotta forget about the outside world listening in and remember who I really made this for first and foremost. When I’ve rapped for myself in the past I never got the kind of response I wanted.. it’s only when I rap for us.. when I take how I feel, what Darvin goes through, Dred, how Ronin’s felt, my brothers.. I’m just trying to tell our story.. and I’m just trying to get it right.. inspire us. I think J Cole said it best, “my story ain’t the only one I’m trying to tell” - that shit just rang so true to me. We are the tan-face children. We are the pioneers. Maybe you have to know all of us to understand.. maybe it gives you a familiar feeling.”

Tracklisting:
01. Pioneers! O Pioneers!
02. (Written Somewhere In Miami)
03. Monday Massacre
04. 24 Frames (Movie Night)
05. Recommendation
06. Starry-Eyed
07. Allure (Must Have Been Love)
08. Outro Music

DOWNLOAD the T.Shirt & Darvin Silva - Tan-Face Children EP HERE. [usershare link]


Online:

T.Shirt
- twitter | website

Darvin Silva - twitter | website

Posted 4 years ago

Teaser trailer for the track, “Somewhere in Miami” from the Tan-Face Children EP, presented by The Connoisseurs of Culture, coming 3.9.10.

Tan-Face Children EP - 03.09.10


Online:

T.Shirt
- twitter | website

Darvin Silva - twitter | website

Posted 4 years ago

The Connoisseurs of Culture present T.Shirt & Darvin Silva - 24 Frames

Friday night is movie opening night so there was no more fitting a time to launch the second leak from T.Shirt & Darvin Silva's Tan-Face Children EP dropping this Tuesday (March 9) in conjunction with the Connoisseurs of Culture than last Friday. Here’s rapper, Shirt on how “24 Frames” came about:

I’m not sure how I came up with the idea but my whole thing was man, ‘Has this ever been done?’ I asked friends and people on Twitter their favorite films, took some of my own and just went to work. At first it seemed like it was gonna be this huge task but once I got into it, it was just fun (haha). I’m most proud of how the story is still my own and still tells some of my real experiences. Even down to my man Dred from Brazil who runs Hot Mot Films. I used his film debut I_NY at the end of the third verse. We’re going all the way with this one. Expect a gang of cool promotion.”

And check out the lyrics (complete with hyperlinks to all the films’ respective imdb sites) to “24 Frames”:

Verse One
Born On The Fourth of July, with Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. Lost In Translation, I was Almost Famous till The Invention Of Lying. Little Miss Sunshine had a Paper Heart. We had a Brief Encounter in Jurassic Park, but I’m a Raging Bull, we A World Apart. I’m creeping down Ms. Annie Hall, Sexy Beast, Alpha Dog. The Unfaithful, Sex, Lies And Videotape, yeah boy, you can have it all but There Will Be Blood. She a Psycho like American History X. But, before we can be The Departed One Flew Over The Cukkoo’s Nest. Oh ! The Dark Knight, she threw me Into The Wild Manhattan. But before it’s the Night Of The Living Dead, I’ll head down to Brazil with Judge Dredd. Yeah, Public Enemies, I’m Ghost Dog, Catch Me If You Can. She screaming Liar, Liar I turn into the Man On Fire. It’s a Dog Town, Do The Right Thing or Forever be Unforgiven, shit, how many A Beautiful Mind turn ugly for a Pretty Woman? Big Daddy turns to Rocky, I’m Pollock in this Fight Club but just like in the movie Up, it ain’t Love Actually, it’s actually Love.

Verse Two
Strangers On A Train, then it Crash. The Devil Wears Prada bags The Color Purple, and Clockwork Orange. I’m just trying to see that Snatch and I’m gonna hit that Belly Bad Boy, like an Alien, Girl, Interrupted, then Blade Runner on that bitch, call that Poetic Justice! In my School Daze on the Mean Streets damn right I can tell you A Bronx Tale. Sometimes we were Boondock Saints, some nights we had Time To Kill. Some nights it was Coffee and Cigarettes in Chinatown On The Waterfront, 500 Days Of Summer, Bonny And Clyde, City Lights. But this was no Casablanca baby ! There was no Singin’ In The Rain, no Mystic River, none of that. It was just The Kid, and The Usual Suspects.12 Monkeys trying to be Big Fish!

Verse Three
Once Upon A Time In America, Goodfellas in Modern Times set out to be The Incredibles, a Star Trek for A Wonderful Life. My Bourne Ultimatum, either a Taxi Driver or Paths Of Glory. The Million Dollar Baby willing to Die Hard for a Toy Story. The Big Lebowski doing Blow like Scarface is Pulp Fiction. If I become The Great Dictator send me some Shawshank Redemption. Stand By Me Old Boy! It’s Sin City in Central Station. Hip-Hop’s No Country For Old Men, it’s Grapes Of Wrath we facing. So we Changeling with a Sixth Sense, that’s L.A. Confidential. We Children Of Men, let’s Hope the 25th Hour ain’t Memento. Some Like It Hot, District 9 with a Touch Of Evil. Fuck that! U Turn 12 Angry Men to a bunch of Funny People. I tried Finding Nemo standing on The Bridge On The River Kwai. That’s metaphor for how I think I lost my Princess Bride. The Lady Vanishes into a Vanilla Sky of I_NY. A Brief Encounter but still, The Best Years Of Our Lives.


DOWNLOAD T.Shirt & Darvin Silva - "24 Frames" [usershare link]

As seen on The Connoisseurs of Culture Network: Pleasedontstare.comDifferent KitchenThe Couch Sessions

And in case you missed it…

The Connoisseurs of Culture present T.Shirt & Darvin Silva - "Monday Massacre"

Tan-Face Children EP - 03.09.10



Online:

T.Shirt
- twitter | website

Darvin Silva - twitter | website

The Connoisseurs of Culture - twitter | website

Posted 4 years ago

The Connoisseurs of Culture present The Mix Mason - ‘Shameless Self Promotion’ mix

The Connoisseurs of Culture present The Mix Mason - Shameless Self Promotion mix FRONT COVER

A 100%-live mix by LA DJ, The Mix Mason of the best and most current b-more club, hip-hop, house and electro with NO drops, editing, mastering, or cleaning-up. Presented by The Connoisseurs of Culture, of course! DOWNLOAD it here:

 

Sendspace [download]: LINK

Soundcloud [stream/download]: The Mix Mason :: Shameless Self Promotion by mixmason

 

See the track listing below

 

  

The Mix Mason is an LA-based, Boston-born DJ who also works for a prominent music supervisor for film & TV. He prides himself on being a handyman of & comfortable with all genres, hence the moniker. In the past year he’s booked gigs at several prominent Hollywood venues such as Winston’s, Vice, R-Bar and Libertine, among many others. His current DJ residency is in Hermosa Beach, California. He is currently seeking agency representation.

As seen on The Connoisseurs of Culture Network: The Couch Sessions  Pleasedontstare.com  |  Different Kitchen

 

Contact THE MIX MASON: email  |  website  |  twitter

Posted 4 years ago

Here it is: “Monday Massacre”, the first single from T.Shirt & Darvin Silva's Tan-Face Children EP (release date: 3.9.10) presented by The Connoisseurs of Culture.

Here’s a track description from T.Shirt:

We kick things off with ‘“Monday Massacre”, you might have heard it a few months ago but you never heard the full mastered version. Do yourself a favor and get the official jawn. If you never heard the song, it’s a ‘frighteningly’ strong track which puts you right in the pocket of what what we’re thinking musically. Produced by Mr. Oizo, I take you down to what sounds like an illegal dogfight in a London basement. Yeah, that’s what the fuck we on right now. Tan-Face Children drops world-wide March 9th.

DOWNLOAD “Monday Massacre” HERE. [usershare mp3 link]

Click the links for more info: IllRapper.comDarvin SilvaThe Couch SessionsDifferent KitchenPleasedontstare.com