CNET Talks To Shocklee As Gangnam Style Hits 2B YouTube Views

shockleewebpic_ganghamstyle2bPsy’s global colossal hit Gangnam Style just hit a major milestone, 2 billions views on YouTube and is now officially the most viewed video on the site with Justin Beiber’s ‘Baby’ at a distant 1 billion. What does this all mean for music, streaming, how it reaches us and future global successes? CNET’s Seth Rosenblatt talked with a few people about this in the music and video ecosystem including our own Hank Shocklee.

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Moondance Afrofuturism Event @ MoMA PS1 Photo Recap

shockleewebpic_moondancemainWe had an amazing time this past Sunday at the MoonDance event – an afrofuturism experience and meeting of the minds held at MoMA PS1.

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Record Store Day Is Saturday April 19th Worldwide

shockleewebpic_rsd2014Record Store Day is coming soon so make your plans to visit a shop near you on Saturday, April 19th and pickup some music. The organizers have released a full listing of special releases in support of the day and have even appointed Chuck D. as the official Record Store Day Ambassador.

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[NYC] Sunday April 13th: MoonDance – Afrofuturism Event Featuring Hank Shocklee At MoMA PS1

shockleewebpic_moondancemomaeventGet your tickets now for MoonDance, A Night in the AfroFuture. Part of the Sunday Sessions in the dome at MoMA PS1 in Queens, NYC.

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BOMB SQUAD + MRK1 Team Up With Audiam: Free Music For YouTube Videos – Download & Get Paid

shockleewebpic_audiamBSQpromo1We have teamed up with the folks over at Audiam who are rolling out a new service that provides free, pre-cleared music for use by anyone in YouTube videos. So if you have some video that you’ve shot and are looking for some cool music to use as the soundtrack [and avoid having your video pulled down because you don't own the music] we’ve got you covered.

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Did The Decline Of Sampling Cause The Decline Of Political Hip Hop? The Atlantic Interviews Hank Shocklee

shockleewebpic_atlanticdeclineofsamplingfErik Nielson, Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts at the University of Richmond, where his research focuses on African American literature and hip-hop culture, has written a thought-provoking piece on sampling for The Atlantic which Hank Shocklee was interviewed for.

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PUBLIC ENEMY Officially Enters The ROCK AND ROLL Hall of Fame

shockleewebpic_PEinductedAnother one for the history books – PUBLIC ENEMY has been officially inducted into the ROCK AND ROLL Hall of Fame, the highest music honor in America. We congratulate our own Hank Shocklee for this massive achievement!

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PUBLIC ENEMY Inducted Into The ROCK AND ROLL Hall of Fame! THANK YOU For Voting!

BIG CONGRATULATIONS are in order to our own Hank Shocklee creator of PUBLIC ENEMY and the BOMB SQUAD and producer of 5 seminal PE albums: ‘Yo! Bum Rush the Show’, ‘It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back’, ‘Fear of a Black Planet’, ‘Apocalypse 91… The Enemy Strikes Black’ and ‘Greatest Misses’, who can now add the title of HALL OF FAMER to his growing list of achievements!

PUBLIC ENEMY has been inducted into 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The inductees were announced at a press conference earlier today and also include: Rush, Donna Summer, Heart, Randy Newman, Albert King. Quincy Jones and Lou Adler will also be recipients of the Ahmet Ertegun non performer award.

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Public Enemy Nominated For The 2013 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame – Cast Your Vote!

Our very own rebel without a pause Hank Shocklee, has been nominated for the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame! Vote for PUBLIC ENEMY and get us inducted now!

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The National Alliance For Media Arts And Culture Interviews Hank Shocklee

The following was originally published by NAMAC on August 30, 2012.

The NAMAC 2012 Conference, Leading Creatively takes place this week, September 6th-8th in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Join the discussion on digital rights, artist leadership, technology and innovation! #NAMAC12

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