Posted: May 3, 2009 by bigced in Hip Hop News/Press Releases

On May 5th Waxploitation Artists will release Causes 2, the second album in the label’s ongoing benefit series for Darfur. 100% of the profits from the release go to Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), Human Rights Watch and Oxfam America.
The video for Causes 2 can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/waxploitation and a Causes MySpace page has been created at http://www.myspace.com/causes.

The album includes rare and exclusive songs from some of the most compelling artists in the indie and alternative worlds: Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Decemberists, Devendra Banhart, Diplo, Federico Aubele, Gnarls Barkley, LCD Soundsystem, My Morning Jacket, Matthew Dear, Mum, Neon Neon, Richard Swift, RJD2, and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, as well as a contribution from Adult Swim’s Tim & Eric.

“It’s easy for fatigue to set in when a crisis goes on for a number of years,  but no one has given up hope that things can change for the better in Darfur” says Waxploitation founder Jeff Antebi, who executive produced the album. “There are untold numbers of people committed to changing the outcome.  It takes humanitarian assistance, tenacity and political will.”

Causes 1 was released in 2007 to great acclaim. The album, which hit #35 on the iTunes Album Chart and reached #46 on Billboard’s Top Independent Albums chart, includes contributions from Animal Collective, The Black Keys, Bright Eyes, Death Cab for Cutie, The Cure, The Shins, Spoon and Teargas & Plateglass to name a few.

Stream Causes 2 in its entirety here: http://www.musicallies.com/causes2/album/index.html


black moth super rainbow – happy melted city
the decemberists – after the bombs (live version)
devendra banhart – white reggae troll
diplo – wassup wassup (exclusive samim remix)
federico aubele – luna y sol
gnarls barkley – mystery man
lcd soundsystem – starry eyes original (causes exclusive)
matthew dear – when she don’t need me (causes exclusive)
mum – asleep in a hiding place
my morning jacket – highly suspicious (exclusive vhs or beta dee jays remix)
neon neon – i lust u feat. cate le bon (dj eli escobar remix)
richard swift – wastin’ m’time
rjd2 – wherever
sharon jones & dap-kings – it hurts to be alone
tim & eric – petite feet (exclusive devlin & ghostdad remix feat. sylvia gordon)

About Waxploitation Artists:


Waxploitation was founded over a decade ago as a home for innovative artists.    Waxploitation’s roster includes Grammy Award winning artist and producer Danger Mouse, Grammy Award winning artist Gnarls Barkley, as well as innovators like Black Moth Super Rainbow, Dangerdoom, Teargas & Plateglass, Tobacco and Tweaker.

About Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF):


Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international independent medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters, and exclusion from health care in more than 60 countries and was the recipient of the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize.

About Human Rights Watch:


Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, it gives voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes. Its rigorous, objective investigations and strategic, targeted advocacy build intense pressure for action and raise the cost of human rights abuse. For 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring greater justice and security to people around the world.

About Oxfam America:


Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice. Together with individuals and local groups in more than 100 countries, Oxfam saves lives, helps people overcome poverty, and fights for social justice. We are an affiliate of Oxfam


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