Viceroy continues his motto of “Summertime All The Time” with his latest “Jet Life” series remix. “This Is How We Do It” by R&B singer Montell Jordan topped the charts in 1995 and now almost ten years later Viceroy is giving the track a second, funkier life. The track’s intricate strings fixed along this bouncing beat are enough to resurrect both Tupac, and Jesus himself.
Peace All!! Check It I’m Not gonna lie this new single defines the whole underground, Straight Out The Slums, d.m.v. movement! Actually this is what the d.m.v. should be sounding like. Make sure to spread the single to all your peoples. Word of mouth is where its at! Album is in the making!! Peace!
Queens-bred spitter Nutso splits bars with Q-Boro mic vet Royal Flush and Brooknam’s Shabaam Sahdeeq (a/k/a S-Dub) on “Blowing Up,” off his EP, Behind These Bars. Remixed by ELPresBeats and featuring a well-timed scratch hook courtesy of Chinch 33, “Blowing Up (ELPresBeats Remix)” carries a rugged yet nostalgic soundscape over quotables from Biggie, Artifacts, Mobb Deep, Slum Village and more. Sit back and enjoy the ride as these three emcees stand and deliver.
In celebration of Just Putt’s upcoming Spaceman Judah EP release (April 2013) and the recent releases of Sgt Over’s Uncut Diamonds(Oct 2012) and Precious Jewels(Nov 2012) #DPSMG gives you this previously unreleased track by the Duo as a free download.
We’ve seen Stockz grow from a few hundred followers on twitter to a whopping 50K followers today. His growth is evident and progress is continuous.
Stockz still being at the “bottom” starts with “Started from the bottom, RIGHT HERE” showing his work ethic is still heavy and he is still humble to the fact he hasn’t “Made it” yet.
The Artklub’s Jumpman (@jumpmanOG) is preparing for his new tape “Leaping into Self Destruction” (LSD) set to release February 21st. This is his first video from that upcoming project, entitled ‘Judgement. Directed by Motive (@fym_motive) and shot in Miami, Jumpman gives the audience the pros and cons of daily life decisions over a haunting, soul stirring instrumental.
As astrologists everywhere have already noted, mid February marked the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year, the Year of the Snake. One of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac, the snake signifies cleverness and tenacity and is always associated with the element of fire – and as Marco ‘Tensnake’ Niemerski’s career has already demonstrated, this clever, tenacious producer is indeed on fire. After the worldwide success of ‘Coma Cat’ – arguably the biggest club track of 2010 – and a second smash ‘Mainline’ currently doing damage with the vocal talent of Syron – was his debut for Radio 1’s Essential Mix on February 16th. Taking in new music from Move D and Medlar, classics from T-Coy and Felix da Housecat and two brand new Tensnake tracks book-ending the mix, this richly melodic two hour soundtrack will surprise and delight at every turn.
Written, produced, and directed by O’hene Savànt, “Not So Brilliant Corners” is the first installment of O’hene’s introduction of the culture known as “HipBop,” or the Urban Classical Movement. Taking musical syncretism far beyond what most think of as jazz/hip-hop fusion, O’hene does not merely sample and loop the legends of the past, nor is he satisfied with only inviting instrumentalists to recreate a traditional hip-hop beat. Instead, Savànt lyrically dances with the music, using his voice in accord with the instrumentation – drawing on both his songwriting and music arrangement skills. Remaining true to the traditions of American classical music (jazz) and American urban contemporary music (hip-hop), this what O’hene describes as, “ghetto fine arts”. Always striving to be forward looking, he is the evolvement.
The “I Am HipBop” movement began in earnest in 2011 with O’hene Savànt’s James Mtume influenced “I Am Ohene.” As he explained to NPR’s Dick Gordon, “There are boundary that we face as rappers in hip-hop. I understand now the need to step out of [these] boundaries.” Since such time, HipBop, as a movement, has extended to visual arts (through the works of Al B. Art, Blue Robin, Nilé Livingston, and Nayria Leon, to name a few) as well as academia (through the lectures and writings of scholars such as Dr. James Peterson of Lehigh University and Prof. Jemayne King of Johnson C. Smith University). These musicians, artists, writers, and scholars have formed a collective to promote the ideals of urban intellectualism.
Big Daddy Kane’s new group, Las Supper (@LasSupper) releases their first single entitled “I Believe in Love Again”. It’s taken from their upcoming album, “BACK TO THE FUTURE”. The project is scheduled to be released on March 26th.
This is a R&B/Hip-Hop project that the group says draws influences from The Temptations, James Brown, Bobby Womack, and New Birth.
This new single by Dubb is entitled “Crazy Life” and is produced by JayNari. This heartfelt record is based on a true story which involves the lives of some very unique people who all share one thing in common.
For the second installment of HHF’s 10x mixtapes I decided to get in touch with rap group Brown Bag AllStars. I’ve been a fan of these guys since ’08 or ’09. Since I’m a huge battle fan, I was familiar with Soul Khan first, but soon found out about the qualities of the entire group. This project contains tracks from several group & individual projects. If you like what you hear, make sure to check out their already extensive catalog. S/O to the whole BBAS for the permission and to SamGrafix for a huge part of the artwork. Enjoy!
Check the latest track from SmCity and The Kid Daytona “What You Don’t See.” This song will be featured on SmCity’s upcoming project Dream Cemetery, available on March 19th. The new album features guest appearances from The Last Poets, The Kid Daytona, Maffew Ragazino and Maimouna Youssef with production from MarcNfinit, Tone P, Sean Sundance, DB, Preston Hart & Say Nav
“We really wanted to go for an early-mid 90′s feels on this one. The mixtape was inspired by a mid 90′s LP so we felt it was only right to have that essence.. Also, so much of just one type of theme is going on right now in hip hop.. Everything is big, expensive, negative, degrading, numb…… We just wanted to throw something out there that the opposite to a lot that’s going on right now. Do our part in balancing things out. “