Having aligned himself with super-producer and Norfolk, Virgina native, Nottz, Derek 32Zero is proud to unleash to Hip-Hop lovers everywhere his debut single from the up and coming project 'I'm Not Bargaining.' Teaming up with Talib Kweli on LIFT EM UP produced by Nottz, Derek 32Zero is proving himself as quite the lyrical slayer and someone to keep a watchful eye over.
Chicago Up-And-Comer Featured On Latest Single From A3C Volume 1
The A3C Hip-Hop Festival, now in its seventh year and already well known for bringing the best and brightest stars in hip-hop together, has partnered with iHipHop Distribution for a brand compilation, A3C Volume 1. The track list, revealed earlier this week, boasts a whopping 45 songs spread across two discs and features new, exclusive tracks from the range of artists participating in the 2011 festival. The A3C Volume 1 compilation will be available everywhere October 4th on iHipHop and can be pre-ordered now on iTunes.
Now, following previous singles from Freeway as well as M.O.P. & The Snowgoons, iHipHop is excited to release the compilation's third single, "Spotlight" from Chicago up-and-comer Rockie Fresh. Boasting a unique sound that has deep urban undertones and an alternative rocker mentality, Rockie continues to break barriers and defy conventions. Working with artists ranging from Fall Out Boy lead singer Patrick Stump to internet phenom Lil B, and with co-signs from the likes of new-age college rap sensations like Asher Roth and Kidz In The Hall, Rockie's grassroots movement has every corner of the music world talking. From Complex Magazine to BroBible.com The Source to MyspaceMusic, and BET to RockTheVote, Rockie is quickly taking the industry by storm.
Akademiks X Eric's World Presents "A Skit Based On True Events"
Courtesy Zack Einhorn.
E and the "Eric's World" team, join forces with Akademiks clothing in this viral comedy short. Women,status,and athleticism - everyone wants them, but how can one attain them? Click play, and witness one of the most tantalizing true tales of the 21st century.
MP3: DJ Smallz f/ Da Backwudz, Lil Scrappy - "Freestyle (Unreleased)"
Courtesy DJ Smallz.
Released from DJ Smallz' vault, this was recorded circa 2005 when Lil Scrappy was screaming G-Unit and Da Backwudz were a group signed to Dallas Austin. Fast foward to 2011, Lil Scrappy recently left Ludacris' DTP imprint and Aleon Craft, 1 half of Da Backwudz, is working on his solo career.
You may have heard Vancouver's Kutcorners. Maybe not by name but certainly by sound. He's been supplying bass lines and remixes for the likes of U-Tern, DJ Eleven, DJ Ayres, The Kickdrums, and Keys N Krates for the last few years as well as touring with Canada's The Freshest DJ crew. Originally from New Zealand, he's half man, half amazin', half kiwi and half Canadian.
"Diamond," his first solo release, is an absolutely irresistible track that explores the foundations of 80's New Wave and Boogie and features the vocals of Curtis Santiago. Kutcorners channels the sounds of Luther Vandross, Nu Shooz, and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, all the while adding a crisp production twist that'll keep dance floors bumping.
"Diamond" is being released digitally on DJ Eleven's 11-Inch Records label and is also available on 7" vinyl for all those who need it in their record collection.