Futuristic Mob is collaboration album between Bay Area standout The Jacka & Dubble-OO who team up to give the West Coast a breath of fresh air with there Mob influenced audio landscape. The LP is a guaranteed crowd pleaser with standout tracks "Time Standin Still" f/ J.Stalin, "VIP" f/ E-40 (produced by Droop-E) & many more.
Video: Blow "Can I Live" w/ intro from NFL Star & IME CEO Thomas Jones
Here is "Can I Live", the latest video from St. Petersburg, Florida IME lyricist/songwriter Blow! Independently Major CEO Thomas Jones intros the video, and they share a snippet of Blow's official single "All I Do Is Ball" featuring French Montana, which has been enjoying success on the Billboard Top Singles and R&B/Hip Hop Singles charts!
Having caught the attention of blogs and sites around the world with their Goin Nottz mixtape released last year, DJ double act The Best Men are back with the second installment of their producer mixtape series.
Paying homage to the production wizardry of Seattle’s very own Jake One, The Jake One-ders comes with Jake’s stamp of approval. Putting tracks old and new back to the top of our playlists, this collection is a true testament to the career of one of the West Coast’s most sought after producers. Please click on this link to take you to the free download of the project and the Soundcloud stream http://www.bestmenmusic.com/ .
The Best Men will be in Croatia this weekend at the Fresh Island Festival, which sees Snoop Lion headlining with A$AP Rocky, Iggy Azalea Nefew and many more hitting the stage.
In regards to the following i'd first like to say much love and appreciation for all of the recent support. With that said recently I teamed up with a crew of emcees and producers titled OGTOMK ( Organic. Geniuses. Tribe. Of. Mass. Killas.) Myself "Avant-Garde" along with the other 7 members have formed in efforts to assist eachother and build as one entity.About a week ago we released our first crew mixtape "OGTOMK Vol 1".
Los Angeles, CA…Rapper Skee-Lo disappeared from the music scene after releasing one of the biggest records of the 90s, the iconic "I Wish." After a 17 year hiatus, he has returned with a new sound, a new attitude and new record label. The new single aptly titled “Vibe is Right” marks a trifecta return for Skee-Lo. Renewed interest in Skee-Lo and “I Wish” has been sparked by inclusion in 3 of Toyota’s Rav 4 national commercials featuring ‘Big Bang Theory’ star Kaley Cuoco. The first commercial, which debuted during the 2013 Super Bowl Game, has received over 16 million views, and sales of the “I Wish” single and album has hit an all time high. Wish granted!
SKEELO MUSIK LLC, Skee-Lo’s new independent record label, inked an exclusive distribution agreement with MRI and Red Music, a division of SONY MUSIC, in August 2012 via Whatevaok Entertainment under the auspices of Lamar Leggard, (Associate Director of Digital Operations for Red Music and “Sony Music Entertainment. The agreement includes worldwide exclusive digital distribution rights and physical distribution in the US and Canada. Lamar Leggard opines: "It's an extreme honor and pleasure to be a part of something as monumental as the rebirth of a legend such as Skee-Lo. The album is incredibly crafted, innovative, and again Skee-Lo is making timeless music in an era where ‘Fresh Ideas’ count the most. I hope the world will see what we did and do and can appreciate and enjoy what Skee-Lo and his team are bringing.”
The family-owned and operated business features joint CEOs: Grammy nominated rapper/producer Skee-Lo and business partner and wife Stacy D. Ambrose. Ambrose, who formerly worked promotions for Qwest Records, has handled promotions for Skee-Lo since 2009. The staff is rounded out by Operations Director Ralph Muhammad and Publicist Debra Burley of GlammediaPR.
SKEE-LO MUSIK LLC is the introduction to the new music industry as we see it” explains Skee-Lo. “Our mission is to introduce a new sound, attitude, and business. I am grateful to SONY RED MUSIC, MRI and WhatevaOK Entertainment for distributing our music and sharing with us our vision. This, no doubt, will create new opportunities for independent talent.”
In November 2012 SKEE-LO MUSIK released its debut album entitled FRESH IDEAS, which is a mix of Hip Hop, Soul, Dance, R&B songs. The project was produced by newly discovered producers “The Titanz,” “Eugene Shakhov” and seasoned producers Kevin Gardner, Antonio Summers of Direct Supply Entertainment; who also produced songs for (E-40, B-Legit, Celly Cel, George Clinton). The FRESH IDEAS album by Skee-Lo features 12 songs and is available digitally on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and Google Play. The new video “Vibe Is Right” directed by Henry Zavala was released May 5, and was produced by Element of The Titanz. It’s available on VEVO, YouTube and MySpace. The FRESH IDEAS physical album will be in stores July 9, 2013 and available at Best Buy, K-Mart, Block Buster, Amazon, Barnes & Noble stores nationwide.
Audio: Ingrid Chavez (Black Eskimo) - Deep & Heady (DJ Alex J Dream Mix)
Courtesy Wanja Lange.
Singer & songwriter Ingrid Chavez (Prince's protege) teams up wth DJ Alex J. (Doodlbug/Digable Planet's Tour DJ) to release a RMX to promote her new EP "Black Eskimo - Deep" which is her first foray into Trip Hop & Neo-Soul.
Video: Wax Society - "Red - Retrospect (In Studio)"
While tracking for Red's new mixtape, we got some live visuals of Red and DJ/producer Summer in the studio recording the single 'Retrospect'. We messed around with some sounds in post-production, put it against the performance visuals and came up with this video and official studio remix. This video and track gives you some insight to what 'R&B: Rap and Blues' album will sound like, set to release Fall of 2013. Stay tuned!
David Rush on Pitbull's International Takeover Project
Mr. 305 artist David Rush has been hard at work on his next album This Can't Be Life, and in the meantime he is featured on seven tracks alongside Pitbull on the new project Mr. 305 featuring Pitbull and Friends: International Takeover!
Video: DJ Drama Hot 107.9 ATL Birthday Bash Weekend
Flat Fitty Brand Ambassador DJ Drama has been on a whirlwind tour so far this Summer, with several dates on the Coors Light Search For The Coldest tour, and stops for BET Weekend in Los Angeles, Hot 107.9's huge birthday bash in Atlanta and David Letterman in NYC with Wale in the past two weeks alone!