PR: Random and Mr. Miranda - Free Stream of "The Memorandum"
Courtesy Random a/k/a Mega Ran.
Myself and Mr. Miranda decided that since our album is coming out TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, and you guys have a lot of choices, we'd let you hear the whole album for free, just for the weekend. So go here: http://soundcloud.com/megaranmusic/memorandumstream .
Let us know what you think. This stream doesn't include the 3 bonus tracks, but everything else is there. check it out and enjoy! And tonights "Minute With Mirandom" is coming as well. Thanks yall!
PR: Maspyke's Roddy Rod To Release "Oakwood Grain II"
Courtesy Nature Sounds.
Despite producing music for over 15 years, DJ Roddy Rod has remained one of underground hip-hop's best kept secrets. As a vital member of two landmark underground collectives (Maspyke and DC's Low Budget Crew), Roddy has worked with countless top-notch artists, including Q-Tip, Edo G, Doug E Fresh, Planet Asia, Wordsworth, Kev Brown, Grap Luva, Oddisee, and many more. His instrumental opus Oakwood Grain was released in Japan in 2005, and he went on to release the Rawkus-certified Blunk Park Sessions in 2007.
Now, Roddy is ready to unveil the official instrumental follow-up Oakwood Grain II. An 11-track "solid english oak edition" will be available digitally on this coming Tuesday, Decebmer 20th, and the full 40-track physical version (containing both volumes I & II) will be hitting stores on February 28th, 2012. "Everyone's been hitting me up, asking when it's coming," says Roddy. "I wanted to give them something for the holidays." The digital version contains 10 thumping Roddy Rod beats, plus the soulful vocal track "Keep Transit" featuring Bilal, Finale, and Muhsinah. It will be available from Humble Monarch, both on iTunes and through Roddy's bandcamp page.
California born, London based, rapper METIS is back with the first leak off his second mixtape, ‘ROARK’, (once against hosted by DJ WhooKid) in the form of a street video for the intro track ‘Minor Major’. Their debut project, The Atlas Mixtape, which featured Joell Ortiz among others, received over 40,000 downloads culminating in a live showcase at Cuckoo nightclub with DJ WhooKid flying in for the event.
METIS has performed throughout London, headlining Cargo, 93 Feet East, Bungalow 8, Merah, and many others…as well as winning Best Urban Artist and Best Live Act at the Exposure Music Awards. The debut single, Champion, received primetime airplay throughout NYC including Hot 97 and Power 105, with the mixtape being featured widely including HipHop DX, Allhiphop, DJBOOTH, and others...super-producer DJ Chuckie offered to remix the track – the ‘Dirty Dutch’ remix will be available shortly.
‘Minor Major’ is produced by New York producer Illmind, who has produced bangers for 50-Cent, Skyzoo, and many others…Metis is also collaborating with Skyzoo for the ROARK mixtape on the follow up single, ‘The March’, which also features Don Jaga of USG, who Metis has close ties to after collaborating with K Koke earlier in the year, and featuring on his upcoming EP. Metis is now working on his debut album with Illmind, SoulDiggaz (Diddy, Beyonce, Missy), and James Reynolds (Tinie Tempah, Loick Essien).