Video by Baltimore-bred, Los Angeles-based E Major, “Feature Presentation”… “Baltimore Bruin” drops August

produced by Rexamillion | directed by E Major | Baltimore Bruin drops August

Baltimore-bred, Los Angeles-based emcee E Major presents the self-directed music video to “Feature Presentation”, the Rexamillion-produced second leak from his upcoming album Baltimore Bruin. Coming on the heels of his video for “Zodiac Freestyle” (watch here) the “Feature Presentation” video focuses on his adopted home of Los Angeles where he moved to a couple of years ago, a gamble for an artist with the kind of support he commands in B-More. His album Better Than Yours had already made Baltimore City Paper’s top ten albums of 2011 – two years after dubbing his Majority Rules album “a classic” – by the time his hit “Paper Runnin’” started doing the rounds on 92Q, later remixed by local legend DJ Booman. Wielding common-sense lyricism and a relaxed, persistent flow which presides on equal footing over boom-bap and trap alike, E’s shared stages with Lupe Fiasco, Wale, and Little Brother and has gotten the nod from Okayplayer, MTV, VH1 and DJ Booth. “The song is about coming up and being successful within music and specifically Hip Hop but extends to be represent anyone trying to make it in their respective fields and the hurdles they might face,” says E. “The video is representing the dichotomy of the world we live in. There are people struggling as well as people that are sitting on top. It’s a statement that no matter where we are on the ladder, we’re still trying to climb higher.” Baltimore Bruin is set for an August release.


The KahBang Festival Announces Full 2012 Lineup

The KahBang Festival 2012 is proud to present its 4th annual summer music festival lineup, featuring Bassnectar, Deftones, Wale, Penguin Prison, Paper Diamond, Reptar, Astronautalis, and dozens more. The festival will be held August 9th-12th 2012 in Bangor, Maine along the Waterfront and in venues across the city. In total, over 50 bands will be performing in and around the KahBang festival grounds. The festival’s campsite will feature entertainment through the duration of the event. Tickets are and camping passes are on sale now at and at all Ticketmaster locations.

The KahBang Festival takes across the city of Bangor, Maine for 4 days and brings together a wide variety of genres and styles in music, art, and film. This year features performances by of hip-hop, indie rock, pop, and alternative acts along with headliners Bassnectar, Deftones, and Wale. The KahBang Festival is dedicated to the discovery of new music, art, and film, and will be presenting many up-and-coming artists from New England and around the country. Throughout the festival’s span, Bangor bars and venues will host intimate showcases of performers and artists also performing on the Waterfront.

The KahBang Art Festival will be curating events across the city, including 12 galleries, a downtown art walk on Friday the 10th, and installations along the waterfront during the music portions of the fest. Artists from across the country will be presenting work of a variety of visual styles.

Complete KahBang 2012 Lineup:

THURSDAY, AUGUST 9TH – Kickoff show featuring Jacob Augustine / Sunset Hearts / A Severe Joy / Rob Burnell / KahBang’s first annual Brew Fest will take place in Downtown Bangor featuring beer from Maine-based micro and home brewers, and will include the announcement of the winner of this year’s Maine Homebrewer’s Competition.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10TH – Deftones / Wale / Bad Rabbits / Reptar / Lady Lamb The Bee Keeper / Spose / The Cyborg Trio / Late Cambrian / This Way / The Mallett Brothers Band / Miniboone / Volcano Rabbit / Animal Talk / No Evil Star / The Box Tiger / Aloud / Roz Raskin & The Rice Cakes / Darlingside / Graveyard Lovers / The Milkman’s Union / Educated Advocates / Lights Resolve / The Behavior Of Moths with campsite performance by The Cyborg Trio

SATURDAY AUGUST 11TH – Bassnectar / Paper Diamond / Penguin Prison / Now, Now / Astronautalis / The Gay Blades / My Pet Dragon / Black Taxi / Lazerdisk Party Sex / The Other Bones / Lunic / Heerra Terra / The Aviation Orange / Stone Cold Fox / Steel Phantoms / The Blackboard Nails / Young Readers / The Bynars / When Particles Collide / Of The Trees / ATM / Freak Owls with special campsite DJ set from Lazerdisk Party Sex