Building upon last year’s extraordinary compilation album, the A3C Hip-Hop Festival has once again partnered with iHipHop Distribution to bring a diverse array of new hip-hop to fans across the globe with A3C Volume 3. The success of A3C Volume 1 and A3C Volume 2 has made the compilation series a barometer to measure up-and-coming artists in the hip-hop genre.
What it do? I trust this email finds you in good health and great spirits. I recently shot a video and wanted to share it with you, check it out here. If you dig it, please be sure to leave a comment, spread the word etc. My new project #F1 drops in December. Stay tuned.
Short Bio: Raysean YoungReeseDude Reese is an hip-hop artist based out of Dayton Ohio. He was also born and raised there. He has been rapping since he was 13 but has been a fan forever. He accredited some of his influences to being Jay-Z, Notorious BIG, Tupac Shakur, and Big Daddy Kane.
Pace just dropped his debut music video to "Set Myself Apart," the debut single off his upcoming mixtape Grind Hard or Starve Trying set to drop 10-31-13. The track features a hard hitting beat which is held down throughout by BPace's well received, true to life lyricism from beginning to end. Filmed in New York City the video encompases a raw street vibe which compliments the track in a big way!
Mark Steele is a solo rap artist from Durham, NC. Currently residing in New York City, his sound imbues a gritty, fervid sound that has been long lost since the late 90's, early 2000's. Bred into the culture since the tender age of 15, he has already worked with some of the industry's best. Topping the list includes his mentor and former college professor, super producer 9th Wonder, and YMCMB artist Cory Gunz. Formerly of the NC based rap duo Mic&Rep, well respected publications such as The Source Magazine's "Unsigned Hype" have highlighted Steele's potential, as well as a slew of the top online blog sites.
While the contemporary rap scene has shifted from selling narcotics to the experiences of drug consumption, Flatbush native Archie Bang decides to take things back to the days of pagers and Pete Rock. On his latest piano laced joint "Rewind," the emcee leaves no stone unturned as he describes his struggles of living in Flatbush in full detail, as the Brooklyn community has been known to transform itself into a whole different beast when it's lights out.
Dan-e-o: Inevitable/Immortal Mixtape Sampler by DJ Law
Mixed by the award winning DJ Law, this is a small sample of what you'll find on Dan-e-o's new "Immortal" EP (available for free download now!) and upcoming "Inevitable" LP which will be available in stores and on iTunes worldwide through URBNET Records on 11/12/13.
It's been a long time coming. But it was inevitable that it would happen. Featuring guest performances by Red Rat, Chip Fu, Rich Kidd, SepTo, Brotha J, Dwayne Morgan and more, "Inevitable" is being heralded as Dan-e-o's best work to date. On this 14-track offering, Dan-e-o weaves vintage Golden-era-esque lyrical head bangers in and out with introspective soul songs to present a mature, witty and heartfelt hip-hop roller coaster ride of emotion.
Collaborating with Monolith co-founder Charisma a.k.a. Skizzz, who handles the production of the album in its entirety, Dan-e-o has crafted a project that is as sensually soulful as it is "hit-'em-where-it-hurts" raw. Also including doses of rhythm and blues and dancehall reggae, "Inevitable" delivers on all points musically.
Lyrically, Dan-e-o has never been better. Unashamed to expose his vulnerable "I've been hurt" side while at the same time only too eager to unleash his ever-bragadocious "world's greatest MCisms", "Inevitable" presents Dan-e-o as both expert lyricist and soulful crooner all at once.
The multi-faceted rapper, singer, songwriter and actor is unflinching in his insistence that he is a force to be reckoned with in the worldwide musical landscape. His rightful place atop it, as it were, is "Inevitable".
We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
The world is a crazy place to live in these days and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Today, Black Dave gives his opinion as a young man living amongst all this. The clip highlights a visual interpretation of of him being Trayvon, Martin and Malcolm. "Million Man March" was taken off his 'Black Bart' mixtape that dropped last month and can be downloaded now through LiveMixtapes.com. A special t-shirt was also released in conjunction with the release.
The official video for "Ball Don't Lie". Big shout out to Marcus Parker Films for shooting, editing and also allowing me to throw my 2 cent in on both as well. Shout out to Double E, Keenan Murray, Scoot, TP and Isabel Aurora for their presence in the Video as well.