Last week, Tanya Morgan reemerged on the scene, delivering ARMY Edition, the latest – and perhaps greatest in their Lessondary Radio Podcast series, with a track list of songs that included features from 9th Wonder, Skyzoo, King Mez, and more. Along with it came the announcement of their forthcoming You And What Army EP, and now the Brooklynati duo is excited to give fans “Whatever That’s Mine,” the lead single from the nine-track EP, which is now scheduled for a November 22nd release.
“2011 has been a transitional period, professionally and personally,” explains Von Pea, now one-half of the duo alongside Donwill. “Keeping that in mind, ‘Whatever That’s Mine’ is inspired by the idea that everyday is another chance to go for yours, no matter what it is that you’re after. We were so damn down before, but now we’re getting up and going for ours.”
The track, produced by Von Pea, who’s joined behind the boards for the EP by Exile, Astronote, AEON, and Brizzo, is feel good music in its truest form, a mix of bouncy percussion laid under guitar and vocal chops, perfect for Don and Von to get boisterous. “Playing with it ain’t an option now/ You set it up, you better try to knock it down,” raps Donwill. “Feeling good feels better when you ain’t bitter/ And the only way to fail is being a quitter.”
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Introducing “Again feat JR Mint and J’Soul Melody” the latest single from Berg Beaugé.
The song is a collaborative effort with JR Mint of Lil League Ent.
Produced by Ethics Gallardo who combined with Berg to create the fresh new sound
that is the Miami Dreaming mixtape (hosted by Blake Carrington).
Diplo and Dutch producer Oliver Twizt just dropped the new digital EP “GO”, which includes five other remixes of the title track. Featuring work from Kid Kaio, Erick Rincon, Swarms and a great PeaceTreaty remix which you can download below.
Diplo & Oliver Twizt- GO by Mad Decent
Diplo & Oliver Twizt-GO (PeaceTreaty Remix) by Mad Decent
As the one and only DJ to ever host an official mixtape for Heavy D just last year, DJ Epps (G-Unit/Shadyville/Coast 2 Coast/Power 96) re-releases his exclusive remix mixtape with the late great Heavy D who will be remembered by Hip-Hop fans forever. Take a journey through Heavy D’s career of hits and remixes as we remember a Hip-Hop legend that will always live on through his music.
Produced By Sutter Kain
New Jersey’s The Fresh Clothing has released their winter line consisting of all new zip up hoodies, pull over sweatshirts, and t-shirts. The punk-inspired brand has been around for only about a year, establishing itself as self-proclaimed punxwear clothing.
Accompanying their winter collection is a lookbook video featuring music from the late great Old Dirty Bastard. The clip showcases the brand’s style, attitude, and fun-loving vibe.
The Dancehall Remake of the Biggest Hit Single Ever to Come Out of Jamaica by Veteran Producer Chris Blackwell – Millie Small “My Boy Lollipop”.
Los Angeles based duo J*DaVeY is excited to announce that they will release their long-promised album, New Designer Drug on November 22nd. Consisting mostly of material meant to be released through Warner Bros, the album will be released through their imprint, ILLAV8R, on iTunes for $2.99 as a free component to their diary-like digital booklet titled, New Designer Drug: The Liner Notes. The Liner Notes will feature lyrics, exclusive tour photos and the story behind NDD with foreword by LA Weekly’s Rebecca Haithcoat.
Since meeting each other at Jack’s high school prom at Immaculate Heart High School in LA in 1999, Jack Davey and Brook D’Leau have been inseparable, much to their former label’s chagrin. And although their signing to Warner Bros in 2007 gave them the financial means to recruit a heavyweight team in the studio and high hopes for an illustrious release, for the past four years, the two have been slowly building a cult following without much outside help. Plagued by these familiar words spoken in record company conference rooms across the country, “You’re music is good and ambitious but there’s still nothing for the radio,” Jack and Brook turned to their own small personal team to get the music they knew the fans wouldn’t reject, out by any means necessary.
Over the next few years, Jack and Brook would occasionally go rogue and release bits of free music in the form of their The Great Mistapes EP series, including Evil Christian Cop and Boudoir Synema. Wanting to showcase their self-leaked music directly to fans, the two went on numerous small tours around the world, and have been lucky enough to share the stage with fellow creatives Prince, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, The Roots, Jay-Z, SA-RA, and more. The response was irrefutable and corroborated what they knew all along: they were on the right track. After many ill-fated attempts to capture the magic Warner Bros demanded of them, Jack and Brook saw an opportunity to get out. So they did. And took their music with them.
The full story behind Jack and Brook’s guerilla-style release of New Designer Drug, plus the mp3’s, will be made available as part of the accompanying digital booklet that includes lyrics, pictures, and insight as to why J*DaVeY fans have had to wait almost four years to hear this album. Poetic, insightful, and wrenchingly honest, The Liner Notes blooklet reflects the duo’s undying dedication to each other, their craft, and their fans.
As a small token of thanks to fans who have stuck with them and for the new fans who have become part of the J*Davey Navey along the way, the duo are offering a sneak peek at what’s to come November 22nd with a double video feature for the songs “Whatchalookin@?,” about a bratty distain for social media, and “Kill 4 Fun,” a rambunctious, playful ditty about taking no prisoners, which pretty much explains it all.
Today, Constant Deviants are happy to release their new project, Platinum: The Mixtape. Emcee M.I. and beatsmith DJ Cutt are generously offering up the 17-track collection for free through their SoundCloud, compliments of the Deviants’ label, Six2Six Records.
The Platinum mixtape acts as a precursor to their upcoming album, Diamond, with the two titles representing not only the strength and quality of the music, but also playing on the idea of music sales certifications. “The album title, Diamond, is actually meant to represent the preciousness, hardness, and brilliance of a diamond,” says M.I. “But we still felt that Platinum would be unique to name the mixtape, because before you go Diamond you have to go Platinum.”
The mixtape’s two singles, “Gotta Get Paid” and “Fulton St.,” serve as the only two totally original songs on the mixtape, with the rest of Platinum boasting a wide array of other beats hand-selected by Constant Deviants, chosen to rework and make their own. “As an artist you always enjoy rapping over other peoples beats,” says M.I. “For this project, I chose beats from different genres within hip-hop – some underground and some more commercial sounds to show diversity.” Another standout track from the mixtape is “Dreams Are Free,” a personal favorite of M.I.’s. “The beat is just so much different than the music we usually do,” he explains, “but I just felt the need to destroy it and make it mine.”
CONSTANT DEVIANTS – PLATINUM : THE MIXTAPE by SIX2SIX Records