Capitol Records artist TRISH has managed to create a new and innovative sound that shifts the genres of Rhythmic/Pop to another realm. Her hypnotic vocal tone paired with obscure, thought provoking lyrics will captivate you and command your body to move.
Hieroglyphics member and Oakland native Casual releases a video for “Rock My Shit” from his upcoming album He Still Think He Raw produced by DJ Fresh. From the get go the camera focuses on Casual and his car, alternating between the engine, Casual’s toothpick and screeching tires. The song breathes Bay Area from its snappy bass drums to drifting electronic snowflakes and echoing synths. Not to be overshadowed by DJ Fresh’s efforts behind the boards, though, Casual is a true tour de force on the mic. “This album is full of braggadocio, which at my age seems immature,” says Casual. “But being able to boast and say clever egotistical things is still a big part of hip-hop, and this album allows me to express that side of myself.” For fans anticipating Casual’s deeper side, rest assured the wait won’t be long, as he’s currently prepping a second album for 2011,The Hierophant, which will continue to display the emcee’s diversity.
He Still Think He Raw, being released in 2011, will feature Mitchy Slick & FAB, Grouch, Young Gully, Hongry, Yukmouth, and of course members of Hiero.
“SING LIKE BILAL”
Snoop Dogg is back and with some good vibes! Already one step ahead of the game and kicking the New Year off early, Snoop drops his first release “New Year’s Eve” Feat. Marty James of One Block Radius, from his upcoming album due March 2011.
MP3: Muja Messiah – “Leech Lake” (Click to download)
“Leech Lake” is the new Minnesota anthem. Touching on all things relevant in 45-degrees north and the land of “Yeah, yeah, you betchya,” Muja Messiah crafts a powerful song that hits close to home, while maintaining the wit and good-humor that comes with living under snow for half of the year.
The city comes alive with shout outs to ice fishing with white women, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Jam & Terry, big spoon with a cherry, Liquor Lyle’s, Pizza Luce, fried walleye dinners, snow boarding, recording, Denny Hecker, Gophers, Vikings, Friedman’s, Somalian Crips, Jesse Ventura, Keith Ellison, Verb X, Kalid El-Amin & Brock Lesner in this celebratory track.
But the real line the strikes at the heart of Minne-snow-ta is: “Shotgun a beer / shotgun a deer … We all about beautiful women, I’m talking Robyn Robinson, Black Blondie, Lucy Michelle, my little girl Niani.”
Muja Messiah’s new mixtape, M-16s, is out now on Black Corners.
FROM PHILLY MC: CASSIDY
FT. JUNIOR REID
“HIGH OFF LIFE”
In a media conference call today, Ultimate Fighting Championship® President Dana White announced the UFC is adding two new championship divisions at bantamweight (135lbs.) and featherweight (145lbs.), while also announcing a new television deal with the VERSUS Network to air four UFC fights in 2011.
“As the UFC continues to evolve and grow globally, we want to be able to give fans title fights in every weight division,” said White. “This is a big day for the sport and the athletes who will have the opportunity to fight on the biggest stage in the world.”
The two new divisions feature WEC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, who will now be recognized as the reigning UFC featherweight champion, and WEC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz. White confirmed that the winner of the Dec. 16 lightweight title fight between WEC champion Ben Henderson and top contender Anthony Pettis live on VERSUS will take on the winner of the UFC 125 main event title bout between champion Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard. This upcoming fight will serve as a UFC lightweight title unification bout to be held next year.
White also stated the UFC is expanding its presence on the VERSUS Network in 2011, and will increase its number of UFC events from two to four per year. Versus is scheduled to air the two remaining live WEC events in 2010 on Nov. 11 and Dec. 16. The Nov. 11 event in Las Vegas will feature “The California Kid” Urijah Faber’s debut at bantamweight as he takes on Takeya Mizugaki, while the Dec. 16 event in Glendale, Ariz. will feature Henderson-Pettis and a bantamweight title clash between Dominick Cruz and challenger Scott Jorgensen with the winner becoming the new UFC bantamweight champion.
“We have a great relationship with the VERSUS network, and we look forward to working with them to give UFC fans even more free fights in 2011,” said White.