MP3: League 510 - "Soul Of A Synth" (Flying Lotus Redux)
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Bay Area Crew Make A Welcome Return, Flip Flying Lotus For First Track Since EP Release
The last time we checked in with League510, they were releasing their debut retail EP, Believe In The League. It's been a minute since then, but the League hasn't lost a step - or their signature feel-good swag . On the contrary, the Bay Area foursome, comprised of Monty, TK, Mr. Knowitall, and DJ Blacksmith, are poised for a triumphant return, complete with a newly developing sound, and are celebrating that return by flipping Flying Lotus' "Computer Face/Pure Being."
After stumbling across the track as background music for a Cartoon Network commercial, the League realized the beat was simply "begging to be rapped over," and the rest, says League510, was history. The end result was the flipped track, which the crew dubbed "Soul of a Synth," a title, according to League510, inspired by "the super swinging, heavy, and soulful drum cadence and the layered 8-bit, video game-style synths." League510 impressively rides the off-kilter production, in what comes off sounding like a completely natural collision of the League's bouncy flows and Flying Lotus' less-than-orthodox production. "We made the track to display our style, the positive attitude and strong lyrical ability," explains the League. "We're back - and better than ever."
Press Release: Young Dro to Release "P.O.L.O." Winter 2011
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Young Dro announces the release of his new album, P.O.L.O. (Players Only Live Once, set to hit stores in Winter 2011 on Grand Hustle/eOne/Atlantic Records. Dro's newest single, "Racked Up" was released this week on DJ Smallz' new mixtape, Southern Smoke Radio Vol. 5, the mixtape series inspired by DJ Smallz' two hour, weekly, southern hip hop mixshow, and is at urban radio now.
About his much anticipated, forthcoming album, Dro states, "It's been a long time coming, and I had to really get focused. We were releasing my album in 2008, but the album leaked and that took a lot out of me. I stayed busy with mixtapes, club shows across the U.S. and the Grind N Hustle tour. We decided to sit down with Atlantic Records and do a venture with eOne Music and here we are.... Racked up!"
Alan Grunblatt, President of eOne Music, adds, "We're thrilled to be working again with Grand Hustle. We've had great success with the partnership in the past, and we expect big things with Young Dro."
His debut album, "Best Thang Smokin'," was released on Grand Hustle/Atlantic and skyrocketed to #1 on the Billboard Rap and R&B Charts, and #3 on the Billboard Top 200. The album was propelled by the hit "Shoulder Lean" feat T.I., which received heavy radio and video airplay, and was nominated for three BET Hip Hop Awards, winning the BET Mobile Hot Ring Award.
"I Love Jews" was chosen by the chosen as the theme song for the Nu Ju Year 5772. Not simply because "Baruch Hashemillionaire" is dropped in Kosha and C-Rayz Walz’s rhymes, but mostly because it is surprisingly blended with the Delfonics infectious melody, "La La La Means I Love You." and since everyone loves free downloads and good grub, we thought that in addition to giving away free music you would also want something tasty for the holidays.
So, scroll below to check the slick eats & holiday gift baskets by Kosher in the Kitch.
peace, Shemspeed & Shana Tova! "I Love Jews" C-Rayz Walz & Kosha Dillz
After Has-Lo's brilliant debut, In Case I Don't Make It, the producer/emcee has stayed busy working on his upcoming project, a re-envisioning of ICIDMI, entitled Conversation B. To hold fans over until the November 15th release of Conversation B, Has-Lo decided to team up with Illegal Promo to put out some music from his vaults. The result, Illegally Yours, a free ep.
About the EP:
Fidgeting in his dusty archives, Has-Lo found some gems that made their way onto the project ''Illegally Yours". The five track ep highlights work Has-Lo had done prior to his debut album release. Illegally Yours features production from Odin Smith, DJ Soulclap, Danny Diggs, and Has-Lo himself, along with a feature from iCON the Mic King.
R.A. The Rugged Man to Give Away Bernard Hopkins Boxing Gloves
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R.A. The Rugged Man is not just an underground rap legend, he's also a boxing historian who has written articles on the sweet science for publications like Vibe, The Source, King, Complex, Rides, and more. He famously called out Floyd Mayweather on Eminem's Shade 45 radio, and is now firmly established as a strong voice in the boxing community, having conducted interviews with the likes of Roy Jones Jr, James Toney, Bob Foste, Alexis Arguello, Julian Jackson, Winky Wright, and many more.
Now, R.A.'s giving fans a chance to get a pair of autographed boxing gloves from "The Executioner" himself, Bernard Hopkins. In a contest on his website, R.A. is giving away the pair of gloves to the person that best predicts the outcome of Hopkins' upcoming fight with Chad Dawson. The gloves are sure to be a great collectable, as Hopkins is one of the greatest middleweight champions of all time. With an unprecedencted 20 title defenses to his name, Hopkins recently became the oldest man ever to win a world title by defeating Antonio Tarver at age 46.