In 1998, Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey (the artist formerly known as Mos Def) introduced themselves to the public as Black Star with the critically acclaimed LP Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star. Since then, fans have been patiently waiting for a follow-up project. Well, good news is upon us as a new effort will finally arrive in the form of a mixtape titled Black Star Aretha. To preview their upcoming tribute compilation to the legendary songstress, the New York rappers have treated fans to the jazzy, politically-charged track “You Already Knew,” which features production from Madlib’s little bro Oh No. For a more extensive preview of the duo’s evolved sound, give a spin to their latest official single “Fix Up.”
With winter winds slooooooowly but surely blowin’ in, it’s time wrap yourself in the cozy internet-radio afghan that is PUSSYFOOT. The NOVEMBER 2011 show finds the ‘Foot not only in a bit of transition, but also suspiciously Southwestern…
Before we begin, however, let us take a minute to address the current state of the Pussyfoot union. MISS SHELLEY, the fiery vixen behind some of your favorite Pussyfoot obituaries, has chosen to gracefully bow out of her deathly duties. With Shelley’s cadaverous run–stretching all the way back to Pussyfoot’s inaugural broadcast in August 2008–coming to an end, Matt and Matt were tasked with trying to fill Shelley’s spooky size sevens with someone equally eulogy obsessed.
And so, it is with great pleasure that Pussyfoot proudly presents the newest member of the ‘Foot family, MYSTI MAYH3M…
A multi-faceted performer (and ex-trucker), MYSTI’s maiden obit is a playfully meta piss take as she pays tribute to a woman who is effectively dead to us–the dearly departed MISS SHELLEY.
Next, film festival flocker BLAKE EVERETT unleashes his own cruel game of ‘zig, zag, zug’ in decoding writer/director Ruben Ostlund’s AFI Fest fave ‘PLAY.’ A provocative drama based on real events in Gothenberg, ‘Play’ at once dazzles with breathtaking Red Cam cinematography and effortless performances from an ensemble of teenaged ruffians. Blake’s talks racial dynamics and fixed cinematic perspectives in a frank ‘Blake at the Movies.’ Lastly, EDDIE ROUSE rounds things out with a hilariously moody ‘Eddie’s Sagelike Advice’ in which writers-in rip their conundrums straight from today’s juiciest headlines. As always, these real-world problems are given a new (and overwhelmingly profane) context thanks to our lovably rankled wise man…
Our keynote guest this month is also the centerpiece of our Fall PUSSYFOOT POP-IN. PF travels to the Sun CIty of El Paso, Texas to link up with art pawn star LARRY BARON. Owner of DAVE’S PAWN SHOP (the crown jewel of southwestern pawn boutiques) Larry gives us a glimpse into the building’s rich history, famous clientele, and most importantly its unique wares. The next time you’re way down El Paso way, stop by Baron’s shop and pick up a petrified chupacabra, shrunken voodoo head, or the severed TRIGGER FINGER of PANCHO VILLA* whydontcha….
All that, plus a musical playlist that will prep you for wintry hibernation.
So join us, won’t you? Only online at www.thehomeofpussyfoot.com
*= $9,500 USD, firm
Today, hasHBrown is excited to release his new album, Break Something. In an attempt to most effectively reach the entirety of his fan base, the Houston-based rapper/producer is offering the project as both a free download, and for sale through his Bandcamp (for $5) or iTunes, allowing listeners easy access to the music, while also giving those who’d like to support hasH the opportunity to do so.
Despite the month-long lead-up to the album’s release, Break Something is a project that’s been in the works for much longer. “For the last two years almost, I’ve been working on Break Something, song by song,” explains hasHBrown. “Since I first started I’ve taken several breaks from its completion.” And for hasH, his hard work and dedication – his understanding the value of patience – has resulted in album that truly meets his vision.
The album’s title, Break Something, draws from hasH’s feelings on hip-hop, towards his city, and his own inner frustrations from trying to make it in the music industry. “The album is about breaking away from people’s expectations, about fighting for an identity of your own,” explains hasH. “From parents, to friends, to media everyone projects what they think you should be at some point in time. The LP is about shattering all of those forced identities and staying on your own path.”
For the album, hasH, who produces under the moniker Jett I. Masstyr, kicked things off with a slew of his own beats, but eventually reached out to producers including Vango One, Chris Rockaway, Tommy Bumps, and Free of The Niceguys who were active on many of the standout tracks. hasH’s most recent single, “This Is It,” features vocals from Dannie Walker and finds the MC displaying versatility outside of his realm, while “My Island” features hasH reflecting on life’s conflictions with vocal assistance from John Dew and Nya. Elsewhere,”The Restoration” reflects back on the album’s title, with hasH rebuilding all that he has broken down. “Sometimes,” notes hasH, “you need to destroy and rebuild it to be better than what it was before.”
Download Break Something for free here: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?2zh1s945ydv2x4g
Support hasHBrown by purchasing Break Something here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/b-r-e-a-k-s-o-m-e-t-h-i-n-g/id479423564
Check out these two samples from the upcoming trilogy of new Thavius Beck releases on Mush.
Thavius Beck – In Excess (from Amber Embers Volume 1)
Thavius Beck – In Excess by MushRecords
Thavius Beck – MPCless (from Amber Embers Volume 2)
Thavius Beck – MPCless by MushRecords
ONE LONG MP3 VERSION
ALL 50 SONGS SEPERATED IN A ZIP FILE
In his college years, Grammy/Emmy-award winner J. Ivy was known around campus and his native Chicago simply as “The Poet”. Soon after, he was storming the stage of Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry, soon followed by the studio where Kanye West and Jay-Z invited him to guest on “Never Let Me Down”, a track on Kanye’s Grammy-winning College Dropout album. He has performed and collaborated with everyone from RZA to Erykah Badu to Bo Diddley to Martha Stewart. He gave the soul singer formerly known as John Stephens the name John Legend. His voice and lyricism have been heard on national programs like the TV show ER, HBO Boxing, and Sunday Night Football. And now, he proudly presents the music video for “War”, as seen on MTV Jams. “War” is a track from his latest album Here I Am, released on Ivyous Entertainment. J. can be seen as the host of the newest segment of the Fuse Network’s Hip Hop Shop.
“The Gooniest” Mixtape is available for free download at: JoThrillz.com
2 million+ views on YouTube, 31K+ Followers on Twitter, Front page of HipHopCanada.com…twice, Featured on RapRise, HipHopArsenal, CBC, Profile Magazine, and many more.
The Gooniest [Mixtape 2011] FREE DOWNLOAD @ JOTHRILLZ.COM by Jo Thrillz
The highly anticipated new mixtape from Juicy J is finally here. This time he partnered up with Maybach Music’s own DJ Scream to deliver this extra trippy collection of all new exclusive music found on this Blue Dream & Lean mixtape. This mixtape is loaded with street bangers, intense production, party records and all around feel good music. Something you can definitely vibe to from start to finish and just zone out. Enjoy this gift from Future Star and Juicy J.
Mobb Deep will release their eighth album in 2012, but in the meantime Havoc and Prodigy are laying the groundwork for their full-fledged return to the game with the Black Cocaine EP. The Queensbridge rappers dropped their last album Blood Money in 2006, and five years later they’re primed and ready for a comeback. The five-track EP boasts features from Nas and Bounty Killer, but you’ll get the best idea of their intentions on “Conquer,” which is produced by Havoc. Over the ominous bass line, the duo is straightforward about their plans to dominate the hip-hop game once more. “We conquer, overpower and crush,” it goes. “Come and get washed up.”
Following up the success of “My Word,” Vancouver MC Lazeevil has released
a dark, dynamic and somewhat surreal video for his debut single. Shot in
downtown Vancouver and utilizing the creative forces of Richie McFly and
Alex Barredo, Lazeevil flows sharply on a volatile C-Infamous beat.
As an independent Dancehall artist it’s no suprise that the majority of the CD consists of reggae and dancehall tracks, however there are also some Hip Hop inspired tracks on the CD as Karamanti has always maintained her love and respect for Hip Hop culture.
Also watch for her upcoming single entitled Di Antidote produced by C-Sol aka Peso Pesado which will be available shortly.
Click on the following link to download The Refill: http://www.mediafire.com/?xm36grd2npxv2ky
First Single off the Upcoming Mixtape “Tinted Windowz”
G.O.O.D.I.E Official Dj Pack: http://hu.lk/8plnmf30zojg
Toronto artist J-Good is getting ready to release his 3rd mixtape entitled “Tinted Windowz” online this winter. Among Toronto’s quickly expanding urban music industry, J-Good is a young up and comer with a bright future. With his catchy flow and quick-witted delivery, J-Good is ready to bring the industry his latest project. With new videos and singles ready to drop, the anticipation is building for “Tinted Windowz”. The latest single “G.O.O.D.I.E” is an up-tempo introduction to who J-Good is and what he’s here to do, the visuals were directed by Jason Matos. If you haven’t heard of Goodie yet, your about to!
Baltimore native Maimouna “Mumu Fresh” Youssef is a singer, emcee, songwriter and poet. She received a Grammy nomination for her contribution on The Roots’ hit “Don’t Feel Right” in 2007 for best rap song, and made her big screen debut on Dave Chappelle’s Block Party. She has swapped musical licks with such artists as Nas, Dead Prez, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu and Mos Def. Maimouna released her first solo EP entitled Black Magic Woman on March 1, 2011 and has recently released her first full-length solo album, The Blooming. “I Got A Man” was directed and edited by Brian “B.Kyle” Atkins of Gifted Films, Inc. and shot in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania & Washington, DC. The video approaches the song’s love triangle theme from a unique perspective, showing Maimouna as an embattled independent music artist searching for a balance between the music business and her love for creating free honest music.
Mighty Crown “The Far East Rulers” have sealed their third sneaker deal with Nike Sportswear. The sneaker pak, released in honor of Mighty Crown’s 20th Anniversary in the business, was the hottest possible way for “The Far East Rulers” to culminate their year long celebrations. Consisting of the Nike Dunk High Premium and Nike Sky Force 88 Low, impressively, the sneaker pak marks Mighty Crown’s fourth and fifth Nike sneakers to date. Notably, Mighty Crown is the only sound system in the world to get a Nike sneaker deal. Over the years, the name Mighty Crown has become synonymous with Reggae/Dancehall music and culture Globally and as expected the sound continues to make an indelible and unprecedented impact on the Reggae/Dancehall and Sound System industries.
The new limited edition sneakers come in clean colors, yet with lots of special materials, applications and details on the upper. Both the sleek all black Nike Dunk High Premium and the silver Nike Sky Force 88 Low sneakers are customized with the infamous Mighty Crown logo through out and the Mighty Crown name uniquely engraved in the sole. But what makes these sneakers really blaze is a collage of all of Mighty Crown’s sound clash trophies on the shoes’ insoles — truly a testament of Mighty Crown’s achievements.
“Being able to say that five pairs of Nike sneakers were made in honor of Mighty Crown is truly a blessing. It reminds me that hard work does eventually pay off, but none of this would have been possible without the support of Reggae/Dancehall fans,” says Masta Simon, co-founding member of
“The Suit” was slated to be released by AlgiiRHYTHM during the later half of 2010 but was shelved due to a several month retirement which ensued. However, it had already spawned a catalog of music that is pending to be released as a series of music, rather than as a single album. It also gave birth to an overall concept. The name and direction of the album was derived from the saying “[He] is following suit” which means that [he] is complying with what is deemed to be the “norm” / “protocol” of society. AlgiiRHYTHM’s intent was to shed light upon the tendency of the masses to blindly follow unsubstantiated standards. “The Suit” inspired the catch phrase “Get Your Suits Ready” which serves as an arbitrary phrase within itself whenever he uses it.
In brief, AlgiiRHYTHM is coming, so Get Your Suits Ready.
Additional download link: http://www.mediafire.com/?k8hhqzgsbd8i0rq
With the underground success of their first four videos (featuring Charlie Sheen, Kreayshawn, Lil Debbie, 2 Live Crew, and some porno stars), the Chain Swangaz (Dirt Nasty & Jack Splash) today officially release their latest offense called “The Birds And The Bees”. The video stars Dirt Nasty as an even more creepy/perverted Mr. Rogers (as if the original Mr. Rogers wasn’t creepy enough) who explains “the birds and the bees” to a young & impressionable Andy Milanokis. By the end of the video, young Andy decides he wants to go get a certain part of his anatomy sucked (we’ll let you figure that one out). Again, if you look close enough you might see the potential lawsuit from Mattel (or whoever makes Barbie) on it’s way to the Chain Swangaz offices. Click the link below to see the video and download the free Chain Swangaz “Extended Package” EP at www.chainswangaz.net
Listen to this remix by Drega and download the remix for FREE. Drega is known for hit singles with The Bilz & Kashif on O Meri Rani (Spanish Fly) and other street remixes like Nothing But a Loser, This is Why We Hot, Candy Girl and his last album, Man of the Year with over 50,000 downloads to date.
Stay tuned for the follow up international album – LET’S GO NICE, slated for 2012.