Bud E’s debut record “Goes On” is starting to pick up some steam at urban/rhythmic radio. It’s super catchy, and is currently in rotation at 21 stations with increased airplay each week. The track features label mate and St. Louis native Bradd Young, an R&B singer, songwriter and accomplished producer who has worked with Akon, Nelly, Kelly Rowland, Teddy Riley, Talib Kweli, Jibbs, and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.
Pac Div - "Cross Trainers" Ft. Kendrick Lamar & Blu
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Since LA-based rap trio Pac Div wrapped their West Coast tour with Mac Miller and released exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from their tour performances last week, brothers Like and Mibbs and brother-from-another BeYoung are anxiously awaiting the release of their sophomore album, GMB, due out November 27th. For their latest single, the guys bring the topic of fly kicks and stunting to the forefront on the track "Cross Trainers," produced by Swiff D.
D-Sisive is a disciple of hip-hop and a Bowie devotee. His eleven-year-old imagination was captured by Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff's "Nightmare On My Street," and later, by a legendary punk spectacle as heard on Creep single "GG Allin." There's something new everyday, and so he's running, trying to keep up with himself, trying to connect with his fellow creeps. There was a time he didn't have these words; didn't know how to say them. So now he's making sure he doesn't miss even one.
Beanie Sigel: I've Never Re-Wrote a Verse in My Life
DJ Vlad: The legendary Philly rapper speaks about Game rewriting his verse on "Heavy Artillery" after Beanie blew him away. Beanie admits that while some rappers do rewrite their verses for tracks, that's not something he's ever done in his career. Beanie also talks about his latest album "This Time," and revealed why he couldn't get Scarface on this project.
Videos: Hot 97 Help Those Affected By Hurricane Sandy
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The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy left much of the New York and New Jersey without power, food, and in many cases, shelter. This has been the most devastating natural disaster to effect the area in the history of New York City and HOT 97 and Hip Hop Has Heart moilized immediately after the storm. Hot 97 reached out to our hip hop counterparts and secured clothing and radios from RocaWear, Trukfit, Swizz Beatz Reebok, Young and Reckless and HD Radio. They then made their way out to Coney Island, Rockaway, Manhattan, The Bronx and Hoboken to make sure the hardest hit places got the help they needed. The footage gives a real account of what residents in these places are going through. Willy Dope of Par-City, DJ Juanyto, and more were part of the team helping out.
MP3: Nissim, Fatal Lucciauno, Spac3man & Larry Hawkins "Tell Me" Produced by Vitamin D
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In celebration of our first decade in business, Sportn' Life Records is offering up some goodies over the next couple of weeks, leading up to our 10 Year Anniversary Party on November 21st at Barboza night club in Seattle, WA. We'll be releasing new and previously unreleased music from almost the entire roster of artists. The first song is from the highly requested super group consisting of solo recording artists Nissim (Formerly D.Black), Fatal Lucciauno, Spac3man and Larry Hawkins.
Video: MHz Legacy - "Mechanical Me" Ft. Jason Rose
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Last week, MHz Legacy released their long-awaited album, MHz Legacy, via Man Bites Dog Records. Already the accolades have been rolling in, including a XL-rated review from XXL Magazine, and today, following the release of last week's Blu-featuring "Yellow + Blue," MHz Legacy is excited to release a new video, this one for the album's latest single, "Mechanical Me." The song is produced by Jason Rose, who also provides the track's sung chorus, and, as the album closer on MHz Legacy, is one of the most adventurous, ambitious tracks the Columbus crew has released to-date, an up-tempo affair with clear, well-executed pop sensibilities.
The video, directed by R.M.L., and premiered today by PrefixMag, is equally ambitious. Shot in a tormented medical lab, the clip features Jason Rose as a mad scientist, working on his captured victims -- Copywrite, chips implanted on the operating table; Tage Future caged awaiting his own transformation -- alongside his own Frankenstein creation and tight-clothed nurse.
Wu-Tang Clan emcee Masta Killa recently announced plans to release his third album Selling My Soul on December 11th. Now, he's unveiling a taste off the new album. Featuring production from fellow Wu-Tang member Inspectah Deck, "R U Listening" is a soul-drenched gem sure to become a certified Wu classic. Selling My Soul is Masta Killa's first new studio album in six years, and also features production from the likes of 9th Wonder, PF Cuttin, and Mathematics. Check out "R U Listening" here:
Special delivery from Black Dave, who drops off his latest visual effort for "On Da Map." The clip showcases the young rapper making his way throughout New York with a mysterious package. The contents of the box aren't exactly what you would expect, but you'll have to see the video through until the end to find out. Enjoy as you can also grab the coinciding audio HERE. A mixtape from Black Dave is also underway, stay tuned.