Madchild from Swollen Members has announced his upcoming sophomore solo album Lawn Mower Man via Suburban Noize/Battle Axe Records. Eager to give fans a taste of new music, Madchild has released his video for the track "Nature of the Beast" online.
Def Dee - All It Takes (feat. Magestik Legend, Jamall Bufford, Hassaan Mackey)
Courtesy Mello Music Group.
Seattle producer Def Dee signed a development deal with MMG a little over a year ago and was given access to the vaults. His task was to produce a full length album weaving together new songs, fresh instrumentals and a few remixes with new verses. The result is "33 and a Third", a compilation in thirds.
Here is Sonny Bama's video for "The Bottom", an ode to his home state of Alabama featuring singer Ryan Balthrop. This song appears on Sonny Bama's The Long Way Home, currently available on iTunes via Select-O-Hits!
Austin's Run DMT is showing some hometown love with his remix for fellow Texans, Love Inks' track "Skeleton Key", retaining the delicate elements while turning it into a particularly heavy jam. Interesting tidbit: The guys who manage Hundred Waters and Jacuzzi Boys also manage him, speaking to the amount of creativity that he possesses.
Album releases are usually joyous moments for the artist who has poured his or her heart and soul into the intricacies of the music, as F.Stokes has done on his new project Fearless Beauty, which is available today. The Chicago poet and lyricist is no different, letting loose the standout track "Mission" as he celebrates the unleashing of the new album. Yet, even in his celebration, he remains tied to the painful stories and contradictions of family, city, and culture. "Mission" maintains an underlying sense of empathy, and he urges his listener to try to feel the same-though he himself may not have felt the pull of the addicts, or "hit the liquor store and took the bank," he sees the demons of his people, and is trying to understand their paths in an effort to, as he puts it, "signify the circle of life through the eyes of a young warrior in search of peace."