What inspired my return to music? Reality! Ever try getting on Linked In or going to a job fair with a Gumby haircut and your primary experience being running around a stage in a rabbit fur coat? I did. Ever enter the work force for the very first time in your mid-30s and try to "behave," "assimilate," "move up" and "grow up," only to go broke, become a misanthrope and go postal after 7 months, write a book and become even less willing to grow up? I did.
This is a collection of instrumentals Apollo Brown made in 2008 before winning the Red Bull Big Tune Championship in Detroit and then signing to Mello Music Group. The collection has been such a popular record around the office for the past few years that we decided to make it available to everyone here.
Audio: Golden & Kidd Called Quest - "Soul For Sale"
Young, Black And Gifted is a Emcee & Producer Duo from upstate NY. After letting the public hear a couple of leaks "Looking At The City" and the excellent "Ready For Me," Golden & Kidd Called Quest prove that their previous joints together wasn't just a fluke or even a one time thing.
gQ Marley is a self driven artist born and raised from the city of San Antonio, Texas. Known for his witty metaphors, clever wordplay, and sarcastic humor, this artist plans to leave a mark on the music industry by becoming one of the first as well as headlining artist to come from his hometown.
gQ Marley started a movement known as DREAMER$NATION which motivates individuals to chase after there dreams and goals. His saying will one day be popular "Roll up your DREAMS and get HIGH off Success."
Trel Mack has been making his way into the music industry for a while now this time he comes with his new track "Fill It Up" which is an energetic track that everyone can relate too. Trel Mack has alot of projects in the works right now there is alot in store for him and the whole SKE Records camp. This track was also produced by Epik The Dawn.
Edgar Sosa, a 21 year old recording artist based out of Fontana/Rialto California, began making music at the age of 12. Sosa rapidly developed a strong content in his ability to write music thanks to the inspiration brewed up from his older brothers Celphi [self-Eye] and Lz$. Together the 3 brothers form as BM$ (Beautiful Music Society).
Audio: Mark Morrison f/ Crooked I, Shonie - "N.A.N.G. 2.0"
"N.A.N.G. 2.0.” shines a spotlight on women suffering due to domestic abuse. Inspired by Morrison's cousin, who was housed by UK national charity REFUGE during an abusive relationship. The single will be released digitally worldwide on October 1st, 2013, which is also National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) in the US.
It's time for another new edition of The Hip-Hop Shop. Today we bring you a special K-Murdock interview talking about the 10th anniversary of Panacea, his upcoming gigs at PAX Prime, touring with Mega Ran, the state of hip-hop music today, and so much more! Thanks for listening and remember to share the show with a friend and tell them to check it out every Tuesday on RapReviews.com! Follow Kyle on Twitter @neosonix and check out his website the-sound-samurai.com!