Thursday, October 16, 2014
The big homey Mykill Miers and Tony Clifton have come together to form The Myk and Tony Show. Check the new video for the banger "Double Dare You," which was produced by Tha Grim Reaperz and Miers .
The video was directed by OneShotEverything. The Myk and Tony Show debut album Sick Cinema is out now and available for stream and purchase below.
The homey Gajah will be releasing his new album, Hands of Gold Are Always Cold on October 28. Check out the fresh new single "Hot Pants." The new LP was fully produced by Uncommon Nasa and will be distributed by Uncommon Records.
Click here to pre-order the album!
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Peep the latest music video from the homey Namek for the single "Universal Energy," featuring Percee P. This joint is featured on Namek's latest release, Namifest Destiny. The video was directed by KillcRey.
Young Fash and Dom come correct with a dope Cali tribute joint, "Golden State of Mind," which was produced by Exile. This is the lead single from Fashawn's upcoming album, The Ecology on Mass Appeal Records.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Last year the homey Pawz One dropped his first album on Below System Records, Face The Facts. Check the music video for the remix of "The Luv," featuring Masta Ace and Ariano. It was produced by Default and includes cuts by InDJnous.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
In my opinion, Nas is the greatest rapper alive. So I'm pretty hyped about the upcoming documentary, Time Is Illmatic. The story of Nas' rise to freedom features the likes of Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, L.E.S., and DJ Premier, Pharrell, and Alicia Keys,
The film was directed and produced by One9 and written by Erik Parker. Check the trailer below and click here for select national screenings of the film October 1st-3rd.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Peep the hot new joint, "Prince Thunder," from the homey Sahtyre. As of right now, the producer of this track has remained annonymous. Click below to stream.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Chicago collective Tomorrow Kings, seven supreme MCs shattering word formats and ideas with sledgehammers, have released a remix of the title track from their December 2013 debut album Nigger Rigged Time Machine. Crafted by Australia's talented producer DOS4GW (heard on Armand Hammer's first full-length, Race Music, among other things), the remix boasts a raucous, breakbeat heavy, and gritty sound reminiscent yet moving beyond the era of Def Jux. Listen and download it!
Remix album in its entirety scheduled for December 3,
CLICK HERE TO HEAR/D'LOAD THE REMIX!
GET THE NIGGER RIGGED TIME MACHINE ORIGINAL ALBUM HERE!
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Check this recently released mixtape from Internal Definition, ADHD, which is an acronym for A Dream Hardly Dreamt. This is a short mix with 8 tracks featuring appearances from Sy Stokes and Drew Staxxs.
Production was handled by Curtiss King, OhGoshLeotus, MikeJBeatz, SaruBeatz, Krahft Kid, and Paul Cabbin.
Click below to stream and download for free.
Friday, September 5, 2014
I got to interview a really dope lyricist introduced by an artist I work with named Velly Marsh. This guy is the Your Old Droog of underground hip hop not because we think he's a secret alias of another rapper but because you will never find any information about him online. He is one of the last true underground artists around because his fans and followers only know him buy his avatar on Soundcloud. Here's what he had to say:
First off, can you tell us a little about yourself and where you're from?
I’m just a guy trying to leave his mark in music I prefer to be a mystery to the general public but I will tell u I’m 25 yrs old and Spanish I don't really put it out there cause people be all hung up ova race these days like it really matters I was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana and I've been on my own since 15 and let me tell ya the years before that weren't no walk in the park.
How long have you been rhyming for?
I been rhyming since I was 17. I never laid any tracks; I would just go to house parties eating muthafuckas alive in a circle. I never had respect for sheet writers that couldn't flow, to me it was like being half and half and not all the way in. Not everyone is able to hear music the way we do, its difficult to explain but it’s really something special I've only just begun to appreciate. I've squandered my talent up until recently.
Who are your favorite artists and which artists have influenced your style?
The artists that influenced me were Soulja Slim, Big Pun, MF DOOM, and Slim Shady.
What led to your type of style and beat selection?
I just listen and feel it and if it triggers something in my mind, I just go from there. It’s kind of like getting lost in a pleasant way.
I've noticed that you use a lot of multi-syllable rhyming and many technical tricks in your style. Is that something you developed on your own or did you go on emcee and lyricist forums to learn techniques? I ask this because emcees today have really broken down rapping to a science and have names and terms for every aspect of a song and your style is a very difficult skill to master.
Thanks for digging’ my style, its 100% my own creation. I know I don’t sound like anyone and my style is my own. I didn't even know they had shit like that that’s a goddamn shame yo. I always try new things and it’s really the beats that talk to me. I know it sound crazy but fuck it; that’s just how it is.
I've noticed that you're not active on social media and yet you have a strong fan base on Soundcloud. Have you ever thought of using social media to promote your music or do you think that's corny? I got a lot of respect for guys like you that go the more artistic route.
I HATE SOCIAL NETWORKS SOOOOOOO MUCH! They're just full of bullshit man, a bunch of random bullshit from nothing but sheeple. (I love Soundcloud though)
You mention that you also paint in some of your songs. You even have a song called, “4 Writerz Worldwide.” How long have you been into painting? Did you start painting before rapping?
Oh no, I don’t paint bro but a shit load of my brethren do. It was kind of a gift to all the wall writers out there because I dig what they do and I know how it goes in their little world.
What do you think of the state of hip hop and what kind of direction do you think it is going in?
Hip hop is bullshit. It’s nothing but a popularity contest and so many listeners glorify ignorance. It’s truly upsetting because I love my genre but it has been reduced to nothing but straight dog shit. People get shine and props undeserving and it’s all due to media saturation. The internet aided and also hindered the game of hip hop now. There’s so much bullshit out there people feel it’s a waste of time to give even 30 seconds of their day to listen to a new name and because of that, real artist almost never get discovered. I don’t blame them because people actually record straight garbage and put it out there
Do you listen to any mainstream artists or the radio these days for that matter?
I dig Tyler the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Danny brown, and Grieves.
Do you watch battle rap? And if so, who's your favorite battle rapper?
I don’t really watch battle raps but a couple of my homies were in a few of the circuits; B.C and ATM.
I've noticed that all your tracks on Eating in Swimming Pools have no features. Do you see yourself doing any collaboration with another emcee in the future?
I don’t really play well with others but I guess if they're cool people and I like what they do; who knows, maybe.
Can you offer any advice for up and comers in the music game? By up and coming, I mean independent artists who are looking to make a cool buzz on the underground.
I can’t offer any advice seeing as to how I haven't really gone anywhere. I just make music because I love to and I know there are still people out there that truly appreciate real hip hop music. If I were to give any advice it would be just to do what u feel, don’t use anyone as an outline, create your own canvas, be yourself, and just love what u do.
Thanks for all the support
Check out his latest mixtape "Eating in Swimming Pools" only on Soundcloud
Momentum is key as an artist, a rolling stone gathers no moss as they say. That being said, J. Dohe (Vancouver B.C., Canada) is no stranger to this concept. He has released 2 projects in the past 8 months and has an EP release in September on the horizon. In the spirit of keeping things moving he is dropping the first installment in a series of singles slotted to fall in place between up coming projects. "I'm Only Human" is the above mentioned piece of music. Honest and engaging lyrics from Dohe combined with smooth production from EveKey make for a fantastic combination.
In the early 90's Cross Colours was all the rage in the Hiphop community. I had my share of Cross Colours from black and white striped baggy pants to the black cross hat. So after a few attempts at coming back on the scene over recent years, they are giving it another shot through a collab with street wear powerhouse The Hundreds. Click here to purchase!
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Recently my boy MC Mega dropped his latest mixtape, Into The Black. It features 14 Mega produced songs, but they are broken up into two 25:45 tracks titled Into The Black Part 1 and 2. This project features vocals from MC Prototype, Jook The First, Dat Heathen, Forest Punk, Namek, Belzar, Abstract Illusions, and more.
Click below to stream and download the mixtape for a price of your liking.
Going down this Saturday August 23 will be the 4th Annual DIY Music and Fashion Festival, which is presented by Brick To Ya Face. It will be taking place at The Glass House in Pomona, CA.
This is always a great event and will feature plenty of dope local talent such as Reverie, Dirty Birdy, Seefor Yourself, Pterodactyl Jones (Noa James + Curtiss King), VerBS, and many more. There will also be some sick vendors in the house.
It is an all ages event. Cop $12 presale tickets here. They will be $17 at the door. Show time 5pm-12am.