Wrapping up his 4 month Leave Of Absence series, Rhode Island native K.i.T unveils a new prideful track entitled “How Far You’ve Gone” produced by Andre Lukiss. Paying homage to both his hometown and up bringing, the track serves as great anthem for the up-and-comer as he spends a busy April opening up for the likes of Kid Ink, Aer, and Talib Kweli.
The Leave of Absence is a four part mixtape series hosted by Boston based blog, Chicken Donut, that will take place over the first four months of 2012. “Basically I’m on a leave of absence from college and I have been recording like crazy,” K.i.T explains. “So to document my progression over my time off from classes I will releasing a project entitled The Leave Of Absence at end of every month.” All photography has been taken by MT-Pixel and the tracks range from remixes to new original music that are sure to keep listeners on their toes as K.i.T works on the completion of two other soon to be announced projects.
K.i.T – “How Far You’ve Gone” prod. by Andre Lukiss by TheFakeKiT
The mysterious Jealov returns with…
Jealov – LIVES
a live recording that covers material from their first two EPs – Translations and Framework – completely reworked and blended into a break-free 45 minute performance. Like all things Jealov, details are scarce. All we know is this was recorded early this year in concert in Brussels, Belgium. This concert is a free download from the Mush soundcloud page and Jealov’s RunTellSecrecy website.
Jealov LIVES by MushRecords
Catalyst for Peace also arranged for two very special collaborations — the first is King Britt’s powerful remix of Bombino’s song “Ahoulaghuine Akaline,” available now as a free bonus download when you like Fambul Tok on Facebook. As Okayafrica put it, “King Britt flips the lofty and pensive “Ahoulaghuine Akaline (I Greet My Country)” into a progression that’s part-Drive soundtrack, part-Madlib exploration.”
Produced By Sutter Kain
Chicago Producers, the Odd Couple (produced for XV, Mikkey Halsted and more) team up with Skyzoo on ‘Speak it Vivid’ the first single off the Odd Couple’s debut EP ‘Seperated at Birth’ set to be released in the coming months.
Atlanta emcee Jay Qwest proudly presents the the J. Barnard-directed music video for “Offiseer”, the lead single from his forthcoming album Whiskey & Gun Powder, dropping April 24 on Elevated Press Records. “Offiseer” features Detroit-bred emcee Boog Brown (who released Brown Study in 2010 on Mello Music Group) and Methuzulah (picked by 50 Cent and Common as one of Youtube’s Top 20 Indie Artists), all ATL residents. Also residing in Atlanta, Indiana-bred producer Illastrate produced “Offiseer”, adding to a list of credits that includes J-Live and Treach from Naughty By Nature. “The song ‘Offiseer’ was written from personal experience and frustration dealing with police in Atlanta” Explains Jay. “After writing it, I realized how the song became like my own version of ‘Sound of da Police’ by KRS-One. So with that in mind, I wanted to pay homage to that song too, mixing the words ‘officer’ with ‘overseer’ making the title ‘Offiseer’. It is an unfortunate coincidence how this song relates to the recent shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida, as well as so many other circumstances in this country concerning people of color and law enforcement. I think it’s tragic that we can’t always trust the police to protect us.”