IT’S ALMOST HERE…THE WARRIOR MENTALITY MIXTAPE
HOSTED BY DJ MESSIAH
But first: D.Chamberz’ grind is on overtime in 2012, with his ‘Warrior Mentality Mixtape’ scheduled for release in February/March, we premiere the first club single from the project, “Back of the Club,” produced by Jay Notez, with an epic Biggie sample.
Fly Moon Royalty will release their new album, Fly Moon Royalty, on February 6th via Sportn Life Records. Before the self-titled project hits shelves, the Seattle duo of singer AdraBoo and producer Action Jackson are excited to release one final single, “Back To You.”
“Back To You” strikes a different chord than previous singles “Android Love” and “Lemonade,” evoking the feeling of loved-and-lost, and trying to the attempt to rekindle that love. “‘Back To You’ was written to tell someone that they left an impression,” explains AdraBoo. “It’s for anyone who is maybe “the one that got away” or a long distance love, or someone whose energy just stays with you.”
The production for “Back To You,” as with all of Fly Moon Royalty, is handled by Action Jackson, and stays true to the group’s roots, blending futuristic beats with jazz-influenced undertones, and places those sounds beneath the smooth, soulful vocals of AdraBoo and guest background vocalist Rachel Ferguson. “The song already had that doo-wop feel to it, so we wanted texture in the vocals,” says AdraBoo, explaining why Fly Moon brought in a second voice. “We knew Rachael from theater, and her voice is like none other. She’s a beautiful addition to the track.”
Download “Back To Love” here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Fly_Moon_Royalty-Back_To_You.mp3
When two of ATL’s biggest Hip-Hop stars get together, what do they do? Climb to the top of the city’s legendary Magic City, of course. “Magic” ft. T.I. is the second single from Future’s upcoming debut album Pluto and the follow-up to the street anthem “Tony Montana”.
The SARS Network’s “Puzzle” was born January 24, 1984 in Toronto Ontario. Raised in Scarborough, Puzzle was exposed to music early in life. He first started recording songs in the late 90′s, and made his first appearance on the well recognized Toronto mix tape S.A.R.S. Since then he has been featured on every S.A.R.S. mixtape to date.
In this video, Puzzle has some matters he wants to get off his chest!
Being that February is Black History Month, Puzzle felt this song would be appropriate. The reason behind this song was to shed light on the controversial word “Nigger” and how loosely the Caucasian race uses the term. Puzzle believes that if people were informed of the history and true origin of the word, and not from just hip hop itself, “people would be more cautious”.
Black people themselves throw the word around in the music. Ultimately, this takes away from the authentic power of the word by empowering the human behind it, as in “reverse psychology”.
Although most Caucasians who use the word, Nigger, do not mean any harm by it… Puzzle feels “the best thing to do is use words that you understand when communicating with certain people”
a derogatory name for a Black person
a person of any race or origin regarded as contemptible, inferior, ignorant, a victim of prejudice similar to that suffered by blacks; a person who is economically, politically, or socially disenfranchised.
The term NIGGER is now probably the most offensive word in English
The variants neger and negar, derive from the Spanish and Portuguese word negro (black), and from the now-pejorative French nègre (nigger).
In the Colonial America of 1619, John Rolfe used negars in describing the African slaves shipped to the Virginia colony
Produced & Directed by Big Sproxx of Proletarian Music, Puzzle’s Nigga Music is very graphic in the nature to show the viewer the perspective of the word and where it came from.
Atlanta-based emcee/producer Yamin Semali of rap duo Clan Destined presents his self-produced new single “What I’m Living For”. He calls it “a little chill joint before I introduce the harder work.” Clan Destined’s third LP Self Titled, received 5 out of 5 stars on CreativeLoafing.com
“everything old is new again” Truckback Records releases……. FREEDOM SHINES Tarrus Riley, Busy Signal, Gyptian, Warrior King, Turbulence
Truckback Records has released a brand new version of one of dancehall reggae’s best loved rub-a-dub riddims, Freedom Blues, to mark the 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence in 2012. Starting with the bubbling, seductive melodies and bass line originally made a staple of Jamaican dancehalls by Pinchers, Admiral Tibet, Ninga Man and Brigadier Jerry, Truckback producers Adrian and Steve Locke injected the dancehall classic with up-to-the-time vibes for Jamaica’s biggest stars. Now, for the first time, Tarrus Riley, Gyptian, Busy Signal, Warrior King and Turbulence contributed contemporary narratives and are excited to team up with Truckback on this brand new commemorative release, called Freedom Shines, that will connect longtime dancehall fans and the newest generations. Truckback’s Steve Locke says the Freedom Shines Riddim is one way for Jamaica’s older and younger generations to come together through the music. “Going into the project, we wanted to use the power of music to unite Jamaica. Freedom Shines brings together the old and the new — everything old is new again” Adrian Locke adds, “Tarrus, Gyptian, Busy, Warrior and Turbulence loved the idea of reintroducing a classic with a special spin on it.” Indeed, freedom certainly shines on Truckback’s first release of 2012.
Spree Wilson has returned with his latest leak, “Sharpshooter” from his much anticipated project The Spark. Sharpshooter equally shows Spree’s diverse creativity as well as the skillful incorporation of his influences.
“It’s my version of audio sex, and it’s also the funkiest song I’ve ever made” – Spree Wilson