Savage Journey to the American Dream: The Trap Remixes is what happens when the hottest up and coming producers in the Trap game take the songs from Stalley’s most recent mixtape, and see how turnt up they can get. Producers gLAdiator, Watapachi, Thugli, Cy Kosis, D!rty Aud!o and Branchez all contributed.
In the only bout that did not feature a Brazilian fighter, Jose Benavidez used his quickness and conditioning to win a decision over Ian McCall in their flyweight match up. Next up was BJJ specialist Demian Maia squaring off against UFC veteran Jon Fitch. From the start of this match Maia dominated, quickly rushing Fitch gaining control, and having Fitch battle to prevent from being submitted or choked out. It was Maia’s third fight as a welter, and he improved to 3-0 in the class, while also proving to everyone that he is a new face to reckoned with at 170lbs.
One of the most anticipated bouts of the night, was Alistair Overeem vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. Most oddmakers had Overeem as the heavy favorite, and many were tuning in to see the Dutch striker waltz through Bigfoot, it proved to be just the opposite. Overeem acted cocky throughout the bout, leaving his hands down and showing no respect for Bigfoots striking ability. In contrast, Bigfoot Silva was more of the aggressor putting together great combinations that eventually led to him scoring a KO of Overeem in round 2. Former Light-heavyweight champion Rashad Evans lost a decision to Lil Nog. Many talked about how great Nog’s hands were, and that they shouldn’t be taken lightly by Evans. Evans danced throughout much of the fight, landing punches that were more like love taps on Lil Nog. In contrast, Nog established his range and used a still jab to keep Evans off balance at times. The judges all saw it going Nog’s way with his significant strikes out weighing Evans. In the Main Event, Aldo put his belt on the line against former Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar. Aldo dominated the first two rounds, but Edgar started to turn it on the last two. When the smoke cleared two judges had it 49-46 Aldo, while one had it 48-47 Aldo. Jose Aldo is quickly becoming one of the world’s best pound for pound MMA fighters.
The track “Chuck Berry” features Shawn Pen and revolves around an agressive rock riff that Dean created on his trusty SP1200. The song appears on the forthcoming album “Abrasions” to be released on Mello Music Group February 26th.
“The follow up to his incredible 2011 Lunatick Records release; Beats, Blunts & Burgers Volume 2 sees Icelandic producer Abstrakt Idea take a more electronic approach with his music, whilst still retaining the signature boom-bap sound which has gained him accolades from renowned Hip-Hop producers and artists including Chief (Feelinmusic), Charmingly Ghetto and many more.
Entirely instrumental, with the exception of one track featuring legendary emcee Sadat X of Brand Nubian, Abstrakt has once again showcased why he is one of the most in demand names in the European beat scene, the heavy-hitting drums of tracks such as Up High are juxtaposed perfectly with the laid-back, smooth style that he has exhibited so well in the past with tracks like Madagascar. He even shows his range with Casino Royale, a production much more reminiscent of classic Chicago house than Abstrakt’s typical Hip-Hop style.”
Born December 15, 1989, Humaira has been writing since the early age of 7. She grew up in Bedfordshire, UK, and later relocated to Kent. Her journey for music began after hearing the voice, of female Hindi singer, Lata Mangheshkar. From that moment, Humaira knew that she had strong passion for music.
Humaira attend the ‘Rishi Rich Academy’ which gave her the opportunity to meet inspiring artists and producers, and get an insight into the reality of the music industry. Having a mentor like ‘Rishi Rich’ (Asian Producer and founder of Jay Sean), educated her further to reach her dream. At the academy, a close relationship was developed with Rishi and members of the label ‘Rishi Rich Productions’. While attending the academy, every lesson involved vocal training taught by the talented producer/singer/songwriter/rapper ‘Vee Breezy’. Having worked with artists such as Ray-J and Lee Ryan (from ‘Blue’), he was incredibly inspiring.
After completing of the academy, Humaira was lucky enough to meet the very talented producer, songwriter and musician ‘Michael Angelo’. Michael recognised Humaira’s potential, after working with her, and he could easily see how dedicated and thirsty she was to be successful. It wasn’t long until he decided to take her under his ‘wing’. With his talent, knowledge of the industry and support, he helped his Artist evolve into the Musical Artist she is today.
Music is something amazing we ‘make’ from the heart….for some it’s the road to ‘Paradise’.
I’m 19 year old mc living in brooklyn but i come from south central LA. My influences range from kool g rap, nas to Dj quik and Mc eiht. I want to bring something new to the game, i feel as if rappers dont rap with enough passion and soul nowadays.
‘The struggle’ is a track that has a sentimental value to me and its about the struggles not only i face but young men face in the ‘the system’ everyday. I consider it words of a 21st century revolutionary fighter.
Shak Diesel, from Cleveland, Ohio by way of Liberia is releasing a new single called ” The Greatest Show on Earth” produced by Clockwork Muzik. Its a up-tempo club banger sure to get the party started. Shak Diesel is also releasing a Mixtape this Month entitled “#sunday2sunday” be on the look out….
I just wanted to let you know that I’m currently working on a new EP titled *Medicine Filled Candy*. The 1st single off of this EP is titled “Icons”, produced by Charlie Hilton, & it was just premiered at midnight over at The Tapedeck. Perfect for Black History Month. Shot & Edited by Qu’ality & directed by myself. This track will serve as your medicine & will be available for free download on Feb 11th. The *MFC* EP is coming soon!
Jakob22 returns with another video, letting the world into his crazy warped world of nightmares and dreams. This time he doesn’t come alone, as he brings long time collaborator PeepSho. The two rock on the edge of darkness with the new track ” My Sins”.
“My Sins” is the 4th video released off the album Dreamstate 2: The REM Effect. It continues on the dark journey that Jakob22 has been carrying us on in the last 2 years,
PeepSho is a name that all who follow Toronto Hip Hop should definatly recognize. PeepSho returns reincarnated as the masked rapper GULLY GATES. Showing off his multiple talents as he sings on the chorus and drops a great 3rd verse
Marsha Bryant, professionally known as ‘Poni’, is an outgoing good-humoured artist who is enthusiastic with a real passion and love for music. Poni has worked with some of Hip-Hop’s finest, having recorded four Songs in Detroit, USA, produced by Denaun Porter and ‘Kon Artis’ of D12 (Eminem & 50Cent producer). She has also had the pleasure of working with the likes of Darius Harrison ‘Deezle’, who has also produced for Lil Wayne (including ‘Lollipop’ and ‘Mrs Officer’), E Bass, Kookie from Norway, UK’s Taz (who produced for Dizzee Rascal) plus many more. Her major collaborations include a song called “Easy Money” with Lil Wayne released on his Public Enemy mixtape, Chopper (from P.Diddys ‘Making the Band’), 4ize and Kanye West & Kylie Minogue Producer Tommy D on BBC 3 TV show called ‘Singing With The Enemy’.
Given the name Poni because she can “Ride Over Any Rhythm”. Her style of Music is catchy and tantalising; she poses a creative difference in the world of Hip Hop/Pop Music with her British accent, slamming US style beats and musical style that blurs the lines of RnB & Reggae flavour. Her songs are filled with creative innovative concepts which are distinctive, thought provoking & also exciting, she set to be launched internationally.
Poni is now a Solo Artist and CEO of a Music Entertainment business called Desire Sounds Ltd. Her latest videos have been gathering pace internationally on cable networks in the UK, USA and Europe and she has been doing Radio tours and Shows, appearing on BBC London Radio Station & BBC Radio One with one of the UK’s most profound international Hip-Hop DJ’s, DJ Tim Westwood.
Poni has had the pleasure of performing phenomenal sets at events including the Mayor of London’s ‘Rise Festival’ other performance’s were by Common and The Wailers. Poni has performed as a support act for Dru Hill, ATL, Mos Def ‘Rock Da Bells’ Tour, after party, in France, performances at Deal Real, London …”One of the most important places to be seen and heard” (Evening Standard National Newspaper). In the USA she has performed at ‘Live’ venue, Staten Island, St Vincent’s Hospital, New York, NY with Opera Singer Martina Bruno & New York University plus many more..
Poni has also been featured on Channel 4 (UK National TV) Music Series called ‘Musicool’ (Part 1 & 2) where she worked with some of entertainments finest including Michael Jackson, Britney Spears & Prince Choreographer Sean Cheeseman. Poni is also an actress and won a Clive Dailey ‘Best Actor 2008’ Award.
‘Cold Night’s is a brand new street anthem from Poni, and sets the tone for what’s sure to come from the brassy female lyricist in 2013.
If Love is a drug, than what happens when it’s over? Produced by KQuick, Baiyu’s “Mourning Hangover” compares mourning the loss of a relationship to the painful morning hangover after a night of hard partying.
Chicago MMG signee Rockie Fresh presents “Back Down”, his new single produced by Grammy-nominated music producers/songwriters/artists The MIDI Mafia, the producers behind records for Justin Bieber, 50 Cent, Frank Ocean, Brandy, Cee-Lo Green and more. Rockie recently released his Electric Highway mixtape hosted by DJ Ill Will. “It was one of those situations where you play a beat for an artist and you immediately see the reaction,” says Dirty Swift of MIDI Mafia. “I knew right away he was gonna come up with something creative and unique. It definitely bumps with the music thats out there but also has a distinct Rockie Fresh and MIDI Mafia vibe.” “Back Down” is part of The MIDI Mafia’s “GET CONNECTED | BRAND X” project, which will feature the production duo working with the next generation of hot up-and-coming talent/brands. The project will be released and featured on MTV’s newest platform Artist.MTV as part of a partnership between MTV and MIDI Mafia’s artist development platform “Family Ties Entertainment”. This relationship will allow The MIDI Mafia to release various projects in conjunction with MTV who will integrate this original content throughout all of the Viacom properties online and on-air.