His new single Varsity Jacket, which is on his upcoming mixtape. “Sophomore Season”. He’s a 19 year old artist from Toronto, Canada.
The song is produce by taz taylor and co produce lnx music
(Lnx also did the in the morning beat for j.cole and drake)
For practically five years running, Brooklyn-based label Fool’s Gold has continued to find new ways to excite and surprise their fans, whether it’s releasing new music ranging from Duck Sauce to Danny Brown, throwing massive free parties like their annual Day Off events, opening a retail store in Williamsburg (home to everything from tie dye logo tees to FG x Members Only leather jackets), or most recently, launching a premium digital subscription service with drip.fm.
The latest multimedia project from the DJ braintrust of label founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs is the FOOL’S GOLD CLUBHOUSE, a series of festival stages and free monthly compilations featuring Fool’s Gold artists and extended family. The first Clubhouse stage takes place at New York’s Camp Bisco on 7/14 before taking over music festivals around the globe all summer, and the debut Clubhouse compilation is available starting today on the Fool’s Gold website, with new volumes to follow each month.
“Our friends and peers are having a very exciting and prolific moment right now,” says Nick Catchdubs. “As the world goes crazy for all things ‘EDM,’ its important to showcase the diversity that’s out there in dance music on all levels, and curate these songs and stages with the Fool’s Gold touch. A-Trak and I really get to be fans ourselves as we put these together, thinking about how good it’s all going to sound when it’s played loud.”
Fool’s Gold Clubhouse festival dates:
Saturday, 7/14 – Camp Bisco – Mariaville, NY
Friday, 8/3 – Hard Summer – Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, 8/25 – Mysteryland – Haarlemmermeer, NL
Friday, 8/31 – Electric Zoo – Randall’s Island, NY
Thursday, 8/27 – Counterpoint – Fairburn, GA
West Coast rapper Six Reasons releases his new mixtape 80s Baby presented by DJ Skee. The mixtape features the buzzed-about single, “Michael Myers,” a remixed bonus track of his hit “Raindance ft. Too $hort” and production by Deep Watters, Shockmatic and Star Lab.
Fresh off a crowd-pleasing performance at Power 106 LA’s Powerhouse pre-party, Six Reasons recently shot the music video for “Michael Myers,” which fans can look forward to in the coming weeks.
On 80s Baby, the opinionated Watts native, who has overcome many personal challenges to get to where he is today, covers topics ranging from fatherhood and females to love and loss and says he took time between his last mixtape, Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200, and 80s Baby to “let life happen.”
Click here to download 80s Baby and check out the new 80s Baby feature video x DJ Skee, which includes Nipsey Hussle, The Game, Too $hort and more.
Grab a free download of the new single by Courtney John “Love Is”, who comes from a school of classic lovers rock. Courtney John’s mission is simple– to make music that transcends time and leaves listeners happy and lifted. Descending from a long line of reggae greats, the singer is proud to continue the legacy with his latest offering From Letters To Words out July 17th on FiWi Music. This ten-track album is flavored with lovers rock melodies incorporating a little bit of the old and a lot of new.
Music is in Courtney John’s blood, being part of the family that spawned reggae great Beres Hammond and a number of others involved in the business aspect of the industry. Collaborations with international musicians Nelly Furtado and Michael Franti have also help to push John’s artistic boundaries. “I like to explore the limits of what I am doing and find other ways that I can use my talent,” the singer said. His distinctive sound and writing abilities has been sought after by some of the biggest names in Jamaican music having contributed to the chart topping hits Cant’ Stop A Man by Beres Hammond, Shining Time by Marcia Griffiths and The One Pop Reggae album by Sly & Robbie which earned a 2011 Grammy Nomination.
However, the once studio-bound musician and label head is taking his arsenal of music and preparing for extensive touring in support of From Letters to Words. Beginning the summer of 2012 and carrying well into 2013, fans can catch Courtney John performing their favorites songs all across The UK, Europe, The United States and the Caribbean Festival circuit.
Courtney John -Love Is by INgroovesmarketing
Toronto noise punk outfits Cartoons and Hellaluya have each released singles from their split 12″, to be released via Daps Records and Buzz Records on July 31. Cartoon’s single “Bug Eyed” has an official video and Hellaluya’s track “Iggy Pop” is streaming with a video currently in the works.
Hellaluya – Iggy Pop by dapsrecords
As Phil The Thrill gears up for the release of his next project, VALien, he drops a truck rattling track that will definitely get people excited. Make sure you check out this Sir Henry produced track as well as VAlien which drops on July 10th. Powered by Revo Media.
He dropped his first mixtape (yes, he’s a rapper). And honestly, as vain as it sounds.. We’re not easy to impress. Especially when it comes to music. But, we were truly impressed by Khouri’s songs. Being a good friend, and a local to our city, we feel proud to present to you this fine collection of orgasmic songs
Jay Birch is an emerging rapper from Toronto, currently working on his mixtape Lost In Thought. His style can be described as contemplative cool as he puts his daydreams to music. Inspired by such artists as; A Tribe Called Quest, Nas and Mos Def. He also find inspiration in the pleasures of women, sneakers and ultimately just his life. Be on the lookout for a lot of new material coming from this artist.
Exploring some new sounds with production from TutsButta, Jay Birch brings light to the first song from his upcoming mixtape “Lost in Thought”
Often enough the journey is much more defining than the destination. Everyone knows struggle but the beauty of it is in how people react to it and overcome it. That’s something, that at least in some small form, everyone can relate to.
After the release of the Vagabonds’ latest EP, “#FML” this past February, E.R. and Baysiqly have been hard at work rocking crowd after crowd in the South Florida and Central Florida region. This doesn’t mean however, that in between their shows they haven’t been working on new material. As the second official release for 2012 of Vagabonds Music Group, LLC, “Leonidas” is Baysiqly’s solo debut effort.
Deciding to not follow the VMG tradition of having the entire project produced by E.R., Baysiqly seeks the sounds of several different producers to compose this “300″-themed project, while still maintaining a cohesiveness to it, due in part to having the entire project record, mixed, and engineered by E.R.. From the anthemic “Greatness” which let’s everyone know clearly how focused Baysiqly is on his goals, to the club-friendly “I Did It” featuring Vagabonds affiliate and Miami battle rap star 21, to the lyrical back and forth of “We Do This” featuring the other half of the Vagabonds, E.R., “Leonidas” has something for everybody.
CHERI COKE and MELO-X presents the brain child of late night sessions at the Bermuda home studio in Brooklyn. The X/COKE EP which is a play on the two artists names is a exploration into a new plateau for Cheri and MeLo respectively . From bass knocking rhythms to spaced out echos that travel around the proverbial sound scape this project is a natural high for all who listen.
X/COKE by CHERiCOKE
TYLT is revolutionizing the car charger. The Band Car Charger boasts a sleek new ribbon style look and features that won’t disappoint.
The TYLT Band is a new way to charge your smartphone in your car. It has been designed with a flat silicon rubber cable that will not tangle with your other cables or keep your center console from closing. The length of just over 2 ft, is just the right amount to reach any cup holder or lay on the seat.
The TYLT Band is designed with a specific user in mind. “We designed the Band for simplicity, with cool colors and rapid charging,” says Rami Rostami, CEO/President of TYLT. “Car chargers haven’t changed in years, it’s about time consumers had a cool choice.”
The TYLT Band has an additional USB charging port so it can charge another USB device. The 2.1A output ensures Rapid Charging of both devices. It comes in a wide variety of cool colors.
TYLT PowerPlant Portable Back-Up Charger features include:
• Flat, ribbon cable design
• Perfect for cars where the CLA port is inside the center console.
• Available in Micro-USB and Apple 30-pin connectors
for more information on the TYLT Banb and other TYLY products visit: www.tylt.com
Source: Console Creatures
Nike’s latest Foamposite Pro has just arrived in a Black and Gym Green colourway. Featuring black nubuck and mesh accents alongside a translucent sole, these copper looking Foams have a greenish red tint depending on the angle you view them.
Crank the AC, ready the kiddie pool, and dust off those dormant beer koozies. As summer sets in, the JUNE 2012 episode of PUSSYFOOT will undoubtedly keep you cool.
First up, with a slew of exciting dvd releases tucked under his water-winged arm, BLAKE EVERETT gives us the summer lowdown on 5 (that’s right, f-i-v-e) flicks. Tune in to Blake’s self-dubbed ‘Summer’nanza’ in which ‘Ghost Rider 2′, ‘Harold and Maude (Criterion Collection)’, ‘Project X’, ’21 Jump Street’, and ‘Wrath of the Titans’ get the hot ‘n sweaty ‘Blake at the Movies’ treatment. Next up, MYSTI MAYH3M–the surf vixen of the sepulchre–eulogizes two beach bunnies. The first, a ‘humanzee’ whose monkeying-around will serve him well in the afterlife…then, a rescue-dog-cum-socialite who will live on via her famous friend circle. And rounding out our roster, none other than Mr. Radio Sunshine himself: EDDIE ROUSE. The sweltering sage spits game to two writers-in, never losing sight of the fact that even in the blistering heat a little bit of money can lead to a whole ‘lotta trouble.
Our keynote guest this month…a true PF coup. LAWRENCE ‘RAW DOG’ HUBBARD is the man behind the legendary underground comic series ‘Real Deal.’ One of the few African-American helmed independent publications, Hubbard consistently delivers a rare blend of hardcore violence, razor-sharp social satire, and beautifully crude artwork with each stellar, Adults-Only installment of his terrifying tome. And though Raw Dog received early props from the Beastie Boys’ ‘Grand Royal Magazine’ nearly 20 years ago, his style is relevant as ever with the likes of Adult Swim and artists such as Ben Marra (‘Gangsta Rap Posse’) continuing to jack his swagger. Matt and Matt sit down with this humble, LA-based artist to discuss the changing landscape of the city he loves in a Gore Dancingly hilarious June exclusive.
All that plus a fire crackin’ pre-Independence Day playlist…
So join us, won’t you? Only online at http://www.thehomeofpussyfoot.com
Fresh off the release of the “Enjoy Yourself” video, Lincoln Blache leaks another track off the Lincoln High album titled ” Get Away” . With a New Album and a summers worth of news and announcements , Lincoln felt it was only right to put out a record that was written in a moment in life when people and places where changing as fast as days were turning into nights.
Lincoln Blache – Get Away by thegoodguysco
Breeze was previously featured on Game’s R.E.D. album on the track “All I know,” where he sung and wrote the hook.
Now here he is with a freestyle over Outkast’s “SpottieOttieDopaliscious,” entitled “LuuiesAudiEscaladiDopeShiz.”
The song Public Enemy was written in the spirit of arguably the greatest group in the history of rap music. Public Enemy revolutionized the sound of rap music with their conscious lyrics, militant stance and innovative production style. After listening to several hits from the group, i decided to create a song that touched on a myriad of issues dealing with our community. Hip Hop needs a “Cultural Maintenance Component” and i am doing my best to play my part by making people aware of the uphill battle we face in this corporate controlled industry. Its time for our culture to address real issues by using our art as a tool for social change. We must “Fight The Power” because three decades later, we as rap artist are still viewed as a Public Enemy!
Richard Raw-Public Enemy by richardraw
Neopolitan is much like the ice cream it is named after. It’ s a mixture of Reggae, Electro, Disco, Soul, Hip-Hop, Rock, Dubstep, and R&B, flavors all blended into one creamy collection. When Dorsh Deans sat down to conceptualize the Neopolitan album, Dorsh realized with his given “Jaminglican” (Jamaican, English, and American) heritage, that he was in a unique position to represent a significantly large group of people authentically. Having spent his entire life as a soccer player in the U.S. and abroad, he wanted the album to mirror the workings of the World Cup, and its function to bring people together from all parts of the globe. Soccer exposed Dorsh to many cultures and he felt it was only appropriate that he share my experiences through another universal language, music.
Dorsh made Neopolitan to show people that it is ok to be yourself, to celebrate differences, and to embrace more than ONE kind of music! People learn the best through music, and Neopolitan presents a new way to grasp the concept of a “diverse” album and artist.
In the past year, Dorsh has been featured on several top music blogs and radio shows domestically and Internationally. On February 24, 2012 his debut single “Je t’aime”, from the Neopolitan LP, premiered at #10 on Hypem’s popular music charts. Amidst performing with a wide range of artists from LTJ Bukem & MC Conrad to Talib Kweli, Dorsh has done remix work for FADERLABEL in NYC, engineered for Ska Rebirth in Kingston, and mastered for Asahi Brewery in Tokyo. Successfully earning his stripes in the as an engineer/producer, Dorsh is now ready to transition from behind the board to behind the mic with his debut LP Neopolitan for Rad Summer!
Dorsh – Neopolitan by Rad Summer
DOWNLOAD HERE: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ptpb5b
Meyhem Lauren, the Queens-bred Lo-Life representative who’s promising collaborations with childhood friend Action Bronson on last year’s Dr. Lecter promptly caught the ear of the internet, has announced his debut full-length, dropping for free today on LRG/Greedhead (the label owned by Heems of Das Racist, who is featured on the project). Respect The Fly Shit is produced by Tommy Mas and Harry Fraud, and features, among others, Riff Raff, Action Bronson,Thirstin Howl III, Sean Price, AG Da Coroner, Roc Marciano, and Smoke Dza.
A long time member of The Outdoorsmen and the infamous connoisseurs of luxury brands, The Lo-Lifes, the project was conceived en route to SXSW where it was largely recorded in Suite 423 of the Embassy Inn in Austin. Respect The Fly Shit serves as the initial bookend to a very promising career within the hallowed corridors of Queens rap, it’s exciting to speculate what the future holds for Meyhem.
TITO ORTIZ JOINS PANTHEON OF OCTAGON GREATS AS FORMER UFC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION INDUCTED INTO UFC HALL OF FAME
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization is proud to confirm that Tito Ortiz – the longest-reigning light heavyweight champion of all time and one of the biggest personalities in the sport of mixed martial arts – will be the ninth individual to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.
Ortiz will be officially inducted at midday on July 7 at the UFC Fan Expo, meaning he will fight the final bout of his 15-year career against old nemesis Forrest Griffin at UFC 148 on July 7 as a confirmed UFC Hall of Famer. Ortiz is the first inductee since 2010, and joins Matt Hughes, MMA pioneer Charles ‘Mask’ Lewis, Mark Coleman, Royce Gracie, Ken Shamrock, Dan Severn as well as contemporaries Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture in the pantheon of Octagon immortals.
“It is a huge honor to be recognized as one of the greatest fighters of all time by the UFC,” Ortiz said. “To be inducted into the Hall of Fame is final proof that all the hard work and dedication, all the pain and sacrifices, were all worth it. To be able to walk to the Octagon one last time as an official UFC Hall of Fame level fighter is going to be humbling and awesome. I’m very grateful to have this opportunity to end my career on such a high like this.
“I want to thank my family for all their love and support and my fans for sticking with me through the bad times when being a Tito Ortiz fan wasn’t the coolest thing to be. Finally, I want to thank Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana White for giving me so many opportunities over the years and for securing the future of the sport I love and have dedicated my life to.”
A brash, polarizing presence with bleached blonde hair and devastating takedowns, Ortiz made his UFC debut on May 30, 1997 at UFC 13. He smashed an entrant named Wes Albritton in 31 seconds and, within three years, had annexed the UFC light heavyweight title by beating the also soon-to-be legendary Wanderlei Silva. The Huntington Beach Bad Boy would go on to reign for a record three and a half years and had some of the biggest fights of his or any other era.
UFC President Dana White said: “Everyone knows the story of me and Tito and all the things that went on between us. A lot of it wasn’t fun at the time, but all that controversy and craziness is now part of the story of the UFC, and there’s no question that in his prime he was a huge star and one of the greats of his era.
“You can’t write the story of this era of mixed martial arts without Tito Ortiz, and that’s why he belongs in the Hall of Fame. He’s been in the UFC for 15years – and sticking around that long is an achievement in itself – and now he’s down to just 15minutes at UFC 148. Believe me, I know how proud and stubborn this guy is and I expect him to use everything he has left as a fighter to go out as a winner at UFC 148.”
UFC Chairman & CEO Lorenzo Fertitta said: “Tito is part of the fabric of our sport and of the history of our company. He’s given his life to mixed martial arts and gave all of us some hugely memorable moments as both a fighter and a personality outside the Octagon. He was a lock to go into the UFC Hall of Fame at some point, and I’m happy we could make this happen now so he gets to enter the Octagon for the final time as a reigning Hall of Famer. I think this will be an emotional goodbye for Tito and one final special moment for his fans.”
Ortiz aims to leave UFC 148 – and his career – as a winner.
“My name will probably always be linked with guys like Wanderlei Silva, Chuck Liddell and especially Ken Shamrock,” Ortiz said. “But the fights with Forrest were as good and competitive as any of them. When I first fought him, he was inexperienced and made a name for himself in doing so well against me. The next time we fought I was supposed to be over the hill, and I showed that I wasn’t finished by long shot.
“Now, I just want to prove I was the better fighter all along by winning the rubber match. I don’t want to go out on a sour note – I want everyone’s last image of me to be me in the center of the Octagon with my hand raised.”
Grand Hustle recording artist, recent Wilhelmina Models signee, and XXL magazine cover girl Iggy Azalea reveals the glorious cover art and first single from from one of the year’s most anticipated releases. Iggy’s EP Glory will be released this summer and will feature T.I., B.o.B., Mike Posner and more.
Hot on the heels of her special Record Store Day release ‘Every Night I Say a Prayer’ on legendary Chicago house label Trax and online as a free download, Little Boots unveils her explosive new single ‘Headphones’. Having worked with Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford on the 6-minute disco odyssey ‘Shake’ late last year and long-time admirer Hercules and Love Affair’s Andy Butler on the icy piano-house classic ‘Every Night’, NYC’s highly-ranked electronic-pop king-pins The Knocks lend their uber-fun, hook-driven manifesto to ‘Headphones’. The results are an insanely infectious sample-laden nu-disco anthem with slinky melodic verses building into an enormous chanting monster of a chorus, which is quite simply one of those perfect pop moments. As the ‘la-la-la’ refrains echo into our brains and guide our limbs, ‘Headphones’ is catapulted into the dance-pop stratosphere, and will undoubtedly be filling the airwaves and dancefloors all summer and beyond.
True to form, Little Boots has once again enlisted an all-star cast to re-envisage ‘Headphones’, including the likes of God-like house and garage producer Todd Edwards with an enormous club refix, French dance royalty Dimitri from Paris, The Knocks themselves and pop-chanteuse Ronika who morphs the glittery original into a darker beast, complete with surreal, pitched-down vocals.
After a recent headline performance at XOYO showcasing the exhilarating new live experience (complete with live voguers mounting the stage from the crowd) and two support dates with Scissor Sisters, Little Boots is back on sensational pop form. She’ll be appearing at select festivals across the globe this summer before releasing her highly anticipated sophomore long-player in the autumn, of which ‘Headphones’ is another tantalizing taste.
Little Boots – Headphones (Moon Boots remix) by LittleBoots
Ray LaCrooks releases “Lean Wit It X2″ (Last XTWO track until premier of Mixtape “Too Soon To Tell”). The music video is directed by WHO BETTER TV & has a exclusive shout out by the special guest KID INK.