Video: Kosha Dillz Featuring Matisyahu – Dodging Bullets

Kosha Dillz and Matisyahu. Photo credit by Ed Jansen

Kosha Dillz and Matisyahu. Photo credit by Ed Jansen

Indie Hip-Hop star Kosha Dillz has dropped a new video for his single ‘Dodging Bullets’ from his forthcoming new album What I Do All Day & Pickle, releasing July 15th. The track features Matisyahu, who also appears in the video. You can watch the clip at this link or below:

 

Kosha Dillz commented on the track:

When Matis wrote the hook, it first sounded like ‘dodging bullets’ from war, but I soon learned it was a metaphor for personal relationships. For me, the song has come to represent so much more upon performing it. Every time we play it, it makes you feel different. That is powerful to me.”

Matisyahu also commented, explaining the meaning of the track, referring to “anti-Semitic attacks against Jews and Israelis by the BDS [Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions] movement.” Matisyahu was recently shot at as a result of his stance against BDS.

This particular ‘bullet’ backfired on the BDS movement, as Jews and non-Jews spoke up about the injustice of the only publicly recognized Jew on the festival lineup being called out to promote a political agenda. The outcry from fans of all backgrounds grew loud enough that even the country of Spain itself denounced the festival for giving into the BDS movement, and as a result, the festival asked me to perform again.

Approximently [one] hundred BDS ‘bullies’ created a pyramid of antagonism trying to block my view of the fans while waiving large Palestinian flags, continually giving me the middle finger, and throwing shoes at me all while holding signs reading insults like ‘Naziyahu,’”

Audio + Album Stream: Iration – Reelin + Automatic

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Alternative rockers Iration is streaming “Reelin” off of their new album Automatic, out later this year. The band has put together a team of acclaimed collaborators including executive producer David “King David The Future” Manzoor (Lupe Fiasco, R Kelly, Lloyd), Grammy Award-nominated mixer Mark Needham (Imagine Dragons, The Killers, Fleetwood Mac) and engineer Will Brierre (Imagine Dragons, Youngblood Hawk, Chris Isaak). Stream it below.

The band have confirmed a string of upcoming shows:

Apr 29: Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre – Wilmington, NC (with Stick Figure, etc)
May 01: Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
May 02: Mavericks at the Landing – Jacksonville, FL
May 03: Sunfest – West Palm Beach, FL
May 05: The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
May 06: Music Farm – Charleston, SC
May 08: Big Gueva Festival – Tampa, FL (with Tribal Seeds)
May 09: Reggae On the Block – Orlando, FL (with Slighty Stoopid)
May 15: Blaze N Glory Festival – San Bernandino, CA
May 17: Hangout Beach, Music and Arts Festival – Gulf Shores, AL (with Foo Fighters, etc)
May 24: California Roots Music and Arts Festival – Monterey, CA
Jun 05: GoPro Mountain Games 5 – Vail, CO (with G. Love and Special Sauce, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe)
Jun 27: 3rd Annual Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival – Stateline, NV (with Matisyahu)
Jul 17: Mandalay Bay Beach – Las Vegas, NV (with Katchafire)
Jul 18: 2015 Toyota Summer Concert Series at Pacific Amphitheatre – Costa Mesa, CA
Jul 19: The Texas Showdown Festival – El Paso, TX (with The Offspring, etc)
Jul 25: Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre – San Diego, CA (with Katchafire, HIRIE)
Aug 07: Outside Lands Festival – San Francisco, CA
Aug 09: Summer Meltdown Festival – Darrington, WA
Sep 26: Summer Ends 2015 – Tempe, AZ

Stream the album below.

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