eOne Music announces a new worldwide deal with three time Grammy nominee and R&B hitmaker Pleasure P, and his Swagga Entertainment. Pleasure P joins other R&B luminaries on the eOne roster such as Dwele, Vivian Green, SWV, Ashanti, Anthony David, Bilal, Keith Sweat, Eric Roberson, Bobby V and more. “We are so proud to have Pleasure P on our R&B roster”, beams eOne President Alan Grunblatt. “He is truly a master of his craft and makes amazing records.”
MP3: Sav Killz f/ Letia Larok - "I Love You (Tribute to Hip Hop)"
Sav Killz Release Party for Bangers and B-Sides is next week . Sat. June 30th @ Rock Bottom in Brooklyn. Sav will be performing a 45 min set with DJ J-Ronin and special guests. Go Here for more info http://www.facebook.com/events/405853039454650/ .
Los Angeles – Nielsen Soundscan reports for the week of 6/17 that Kid Ink, an independent artist signed to Tha Alumni Music Group, has sold nearly 20,000 (19,766) copies of his debut album "Up & Away" in its first week in stores. Primarily all digital, the album sales give Kid ink a Top 20 national debut on the Soundscan sales charts. Additionally, the album was the second highest Rap selling act for the week, third highest R&B act and the fourth highest digital selling album for the week (all genres). The album was powered by the lead radio single "Time of Your Life" and the buzz track from the album, "Drippin'" which sold an additional 22,291 singles in its first week of release. Kid Ink still holds the top spot on the iTunes US Hip Hop album chart and additionally was #1 on iTunes in 6 other countries throughout the week (Canada, Germany,France, Norway and Luxembourg) to go with Top 10 appearances in over ten other countries.
"Up & Away" is the first official studio release from Kid Ink and Tha Alumni Music Group represented by DJ Ill Will. The album, a year in the making, represents a pinnacle for Kid Ink after releasing several highly publicized mixtapes online and being featured this year in the XXL Magazine Top 10 Freshman Issue. Ink, a 25 year old Los Angeles born and raised artist began as a producer and segued to a career as an MC with the backing of prominent Mixtape DJ, Ill Will. Ill Will, in talking about the success Tha Alumni Music Group and Kid Ink has had in a short period said "In this day in age it’s all about show and prove. We wanted to stand on our own first and foremost and show the power of Kid Ink’s fan base and Tha Alumni Music Group’s Brand. Ink has had a very rabid fan base for quite some time so we were confident with the right material we would do these kinds of numbers or better. I’m excited to see where this album will take us, I think quality wise there aren’t many Indy Hip-Hop projects that can stand up to this level of music so I think it’s just the beginning for “Up & Away.”
The successful release of "Up & Away" is just another step in the busy schedule of Kid Ink. After touring all summer, he will be performing this weekend on the main stage at Power 106-Los Angeles' annual Power House before hitting the road for another twenty US dates. The summer concludes with a thirty plus cityEuropean tour that kicks off in August and runs through the fall with stops in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, the UK, Norway, Denmark and more.
Juttla 'Spritual Coma EP' Out Now on iTunes & Juno
UK producer Juttla is back with a four track digital EP. It showcases the four tracks that Juttla & his full live band at performed live for last years Eastern Electronic Festival. This is already getting great attention from the selected few that have heard the tracks as well as support from DJ's both in the UK & USA. It features Asian singer Nona on two tracks as well as a feature from Big Dutty Deeze a UK rapper who has already collectively clocked up over 100,000 views on You Tube. This EP is a mixture of dubstep, drum'n'bass and hip-hop all delivered with an influence of Eastern sounds & vibes. Already championed by Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 6) & Bobby Friction (BBC Asian Network) this is one killer EP!
Juttla is no new comer to music and his past achievements in music need to be noted. He released his debut album in 1999 which led onto his music being releasing music on labels such as Back 2 Basics, ZYX Germany, Nation Records, Swaraj Records, Wolftown Recordings and many more. He has toured the UK, played live at Glastonbury twice as well as rocking dance-floors Cape Town, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Warsaw, Rome & Sicily. Juttla has also official remixes for Marshall Jefferson, ADF, Y2K Reords, Wayward Soul and The Disablists & Foreign Beggars.
Audio: Edo G & Stereo Boyz - Behind the Mic (prod. by iGadget)
During their tour stop in Berlin, Germany the Stereo Boyz were a part of this collabo with Edo G and iGadget (Beatevolution), who produced “Behind the Mic”. The song will appear on iGadgets album, to be released this fall. With iGadget's incredibly smooth beat and a perfect combination of spitters (Edo G & Stereo Boyz) this song is a gem for all Hip Hop fans.