Saturday, March 11, 2017

Legendary Producer Tha 4orce And Confucius MC Present Their New Single 'More To It'

The beginning of 'More To It' sounds like a wild 80s rave. That was exactly the intention of Tha 4orce and Confucius MC as they take hip-hop back to the Golden Era, with the lead single from Tha 4orce's new album "Setting Standards." Be assured that this single sets the standard very, very high. It is as if the duo is challenging other rappers to a lyrical equivalent of the final round of the Olympic pole vault. Tha 4orce has been making quality hip-hop for decades, with remix and production credits including LL Cool J and Busta Rhymes. Confucius MC has shared the stage with Public Enemy. The two met 10 years ago and this single is the latest creative production from that long friendship.

The song's official video is straight to the point and therefore a perfect accompaniment to this release, with the camera focusing throughout on either Confucius MC, Tha 4orce, or the decks on which he plays, interspersed with shots of their hometown London, a significant source of inspiration for the duo.

The nonsensical singing currently present in much of mainstream hip-hop is totally absent from this single, as Confucius MC raps throughout, dropping profound lyrics such as 'from pole to pole/sea to shining sea/ rappers lying to themselves on hide-and-seek' to make clear that Confucius MC is probably one of the most underrated MCs in the game right now and shows that, as far as the art of rap goes, there really is more to it, than the radio would have you believe.

"More To It" will be available on all digital platforms, including Bandcamp via this link -, where a full 'More To It' EP including the single, instrumentals and bonus single Timeless, can be purchased.

The official video is currently available via this link on Youtube -

Tha 4orce's new album 'Setting Standards' is coming soon. Be ready.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Legendary Voice - Patti Drew Makes Her Return

Patti's first single, "Tell Him," hit number 22 on the R&B charts in fall 1967. One year later, her recording of the Neil Sedaka/Roger Atkins song "Workin' on a Groovy Thing" made it to number 34 R&B. Drew's other singles were "Hundreds of Guys," "Keep on Movin'," "Hard to Handle", made famous by "The Black Crows" and "My Lover's Prayer." Then in 1971, the bottom fell out. "The culture of music performers at that time was fast, stressful and demanding," Patti said a interview with Shorefront Journal, "and it was easy to get caught up in it if you were not careful. I was supposed to perform with James Brown and I missed it because of my habit... By that time, it was either give up the drugs or the singing, and I was not strong enough at that time to give up the drugs. I was strung out. I ended up in rehab. Four months later, I came home. My singing career was over."

In mid 2016 David Salas, owner of, a boutique company who helps legacy artists claim their royalties, arranged a few high profile shows with Alan Beck of Pacific Concert Group. Patti is poised to take the stage in Fresno at the Selland Arena on Feb. 9th, Honda Center on Feb. 10th and Talking Sticks Events Center in Phoenix AZ on Feb. 17th. This will be her first performance in more than 40 years.

For more info on Patti Drew, email


Monday, March 6, 2017

Pavement Entertainment Announces Hard Rock Heavy Hitters Flaw To Head Out On U.S. Headline Tour

Hard rock heavy hitters Flaw will embark on a second national U.S. headline tour with support from Metalcore stalwarts Righteous Vendetta and progressive metal pioneers Source. The tour begins February 16 as they continue to promote their recent release Divided We Fall (Pavement Entertainment).

As the band's first album in 13 years, Flaw has been touring relentlessly since the release of its third studio album Divided We Fall. In fact, according to lead vocalist Chris Volz, the tension felt between the band members themselves and the ups and downs they suffered between albums was reflected in their new songs. This raw emotion and powerful energy immediately resonated with fans and ultimately propelled them into their deal with Pavement Entertainment and the release of Divided We Fall.

"We would not be where we are today without our hardcore fans," said Volz. "The Flaw Family is the backbone of everything we do, and we cannot wait to get out and tour in support of this new record".

Support act Source, also a Pavement Entertainment artist, recently released their album Return To Nothing to overwhelmingly positive reviews. A progressive metal band, Source combines a unique blend of Progressive Rock/Metal with intricate melodies and ferocious riffs that are distinctly their own. The band is coming off of a highly successful and large attended tour with Hell Yeah and In Flames.

The Flaw, Righteous Vendetta, and Source tour kicks off February 16 in Salt Lake City, UT and ends in Omaha, NE on March 21.

Dates Are As Follows:
*Note: Dates are open to change.
**Flaw only

Feb 16 Liquid Joe's Salt Lake City, UT**
Feb 17 Sunshine Studios Live Colorado Springs, CO
Feb 18 Aftershock Merriam, KS
Feb 19 The Shrine Tulsa, OK
Feb 20 Thunder Alley Grill & Sports Lounge Oklahoma City, OK
Feb 21 The Elbow Room Wichita, KS
Feb 23 The Revolution Room Little Rock, AR
Feb 24 The Warehouse Concert Lounge Clarksville, TN
Feb 25 The Mad Frog Cincinnati, OH
Feb 26 Open Chord Knoxville, TN
Feb 28 Ground Zero Spartanburg, SC
Mar 01 Riffhouse Pub Chesapeake, VA
Mar 02 Gullifty's Underground Camp Hill, PA
Mar 03 Fish Head Cantina Halethorpe, MD
Mar 04 Trickshots Troy, NY
Mar 05 Dingbatz Clifton, NJ
Mar 07 Diesel Club Lounge Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 08 Montage Music Hall Rochester, NY
Mar 09 The Empire Concert Club & Bar Akron, OH
Mar 10 The Machine Shop Flint, MI
Mar 11 Whiskey Warehouse Bar & Grill Mansfield, OH
Mar 12 Frankies Toledo, OH
Mar 14 Big Shots Valparaiso, IN
Mar 15 The Venue Dubuque, IA
Mar 16 Vaudeville Mews Des Moines, IA
Mar 17 The Back Bar Janesville, WI
Mar 18 Live on Main Stevens Point, WI
Mar 19 The Firebird St Louis, MO
Mar 21 Lookout Lounge Omaha, NE