It's time for another new edition of The Hip-Hop Shop. Episode #147 is Dopeness On Display (Commercial Free). Every so often we'll do one of these shows with no commercial breaks just to squeeze in as much podsafe free hip-hop music as possible to show our appreciation for checking out artists like Focus..., Rel!g!on, El Da Sensei and Celph Titled among others. Thanks for listening and remember to share the show with a friend and tell them to check it out every Tuesday on RapReviews.com! Don't forget to subscribe to our RSS newsfeed so you never miss a new episode.
November 7th 2011, Los Angeles - Far East Movement's (Kev Nish, Prohgress, J Splif and DJ Virman) new single, "Jello" (Cherrytree/Interscope Records) recently debuted on iTunes and digital retailers. The hypnotic high energy song features FM's crisp rapping locked in with dance-rap sensation Rye Rye's sassy vocals, and an infectious track with booming bass fitting of FM's upcoming album and sound, Dirty Bass.
"'Jello' is that 'trunk bass' record for the dance floor that pushes the sound created with 'Like A G6,'" exclaims Kev Nish. "It's a song made to shake your bass, a new school bootyshake anthem."
Dirty Bass has a dynamic universal party sound that brings elements of booming trunk bass to the dancefloor. It furthers the '808' heavy bass, dance and electronic sound created by FM's previous hits "Girls On The Dance Floor," "Like A G6" and "So What." FM shaped the sound with The Stereotypes and assistance from producers RedOne, David Guetta, Bangladesh and Martin "Cherry Cherry Boom Boom" Kierszenbaum.
Like A G6, the lead single off FM's debut Free Wired, earned the group triple platinum-plus sales status, a top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 chart and multiple award nominations. Their follow-up, "Rocketeer" featuring Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, became another Top 10 platinum selling hit song.
"'Rocketeer' was amazing and allowed us to show the diversity and connect with a new audience," declares Prohgress. "'Jello' is our return to the clubs and parties with that FM dirty bass sound!"
This past year has been busy for FM, from touring overseas with Rihanna to their participation in the I Am Still Music Tour with Lil Wayne and their upcoming international Cherrytree Pop Alternative Tour with LMFAO. Highlights include their performance at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards with Ryan Tedder and Snoop Dogg, where "Like A G6" was nominated for Best Rap Song. "Like A G6" also won the 2011 American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Award for the Top Pop Song. Finally, the group is nominated at the upcoming MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Push Act and Best New Act.
If you're searching for something to get bent out of shape about, you don't have to look far these days—whether on the national news or in your home streets, injustices abound as far as the eye can see. Booth regular Styliztik Jones (one half of Malcolm & Martin), however, will take gratitude and progression over doom and gloom any day of the week.
On his latest promo cut, making its world premiere in the Booth as entry #12 in Event Electronics' 20/20 Music Series, producer Dawaun Parker‘s resonant string/brass sample work bangs in the back as the Los Angeles spitter commits to accentuating the positive, regardless the trouble and strife that surround him at all times.
When he's not lacing the beat with insightful social commentary, the emcee finds time to drop a few braggadocious quotables: "I see the chorus through the eyes of Horus / The flow is too hot, call it Papa Bear's porridge." While this joint isn't attached to any forthcoming project, those digging it can stay tuned for all the latest from this talented up-and-comer. Watch the Booth for further further entries in the Event 20/20 Music Series throughout November, and click here to learn how you can win a pair of Event's new 20/20 BAS monitors.
Earlier this year, Event Electronics debuted their 20/20BAS monitors, the latest version of a product whose music industry legacy stretches back to 1995. Now, DJBooth.net has come together with the audio equipment manufacturer to offer one lucky reader the chance to upgrade his/her studio with their very own set of the speakers, hailed by our staff reviewer as "[delivering] impeccable sound without any bells, whistles or glitz," along with a Rode/Event Prize Pack that includes a Rode M1 Mic. Twenty runners-up will also receive prize packs. To enter, use the links above.
MP3: T.R.I.P. Knowledge - "I Don't Need a Million Bucks"
Courtesy Best Out Ent.
Another FIYA track coming out of the HOTTEST indie label in the game: BestOut Ent.
This is the first song off our lyricist, T.R.I.P. KNOWLEDGE new soon-to-be released street-tape:
THE LAST CIGARETTE (hosted by DJ Beta of St. Louis).
T.R.I.P. Knowledge is of Puerto Rican & Greek descent. He was born in TX, raised in NYC and now resides in Orlando, FL. He's one of the HOTTEST underground artists in the Ozone. Drop date for THE LAST CIGARETTE, TBA.