August 28th has arrived, and Casual and J Rawls' highly-anticipated collaborative album Respect Game Or Expect Flames is now in stores everywhere. To celebrate, we've got the official video for the title track, on which Casual is joined by fellow Hieroglyphics member Del The Funky Homosapien for a certified Hiero anthem. Video directed by Casual. Respect Game Or Expect Flames also features appearances from Souls Of Mischief, Kurious, Pep Love, Copywrite, and more.
Donnis takes club rap back to the future with his Break Hundreds & Hearts EP out today on Fool's Gold Records, a new-school bass masterpiece from an ATLien who grew up listening to the South's legendary Dungeon Family lyricists and 2 Live Crew party starters in equal measure. From the floor-ratlling "Money Maker" and "Hello Kitty" to the insane strip club chant "Dog On The Floor," wildly catchy sing along "Every Damn Day," and pure rhyme workout "Absolutely" (featuring like-minded young MCs IAMSU and Jay Ant), Break Hundreds & Hearts shows off new dimensions of Donnis' signature sound. Pop the trunk, turn up the bump, and keep Freaknik alive...
Bay Area Hip-Hop Crew BPos Pool Party Tour-Starts Sept 14!
Courtesy Ballin PR.
Grab your inner-tubes and strap on your floaties: The high energy San Francisco Hip-Hop group BPos, are set to embark on a 20-city Super Hero Pool Party Tour. Starting September 14 in Santa Cruz, the rawkus crew --D-Wiz: MC/Lyricist, Producer, Goodword: MC/Lyricist, Khafre: MC/Lyricist and their DJ Johnny Venetti--will be bringing their high energy show and traveling party to a city near you.
"For us, it's all about the live show," explains DJ Johnny Venetti, "because the chemistry between D-Wiz, Goodword, and Khafre is magical. "Plus, we started out as party promoters too, so we know how to rock a stage."
The tour is in support of their critically acclaimed sophomore LP, Pos Tapes--the Album, a 17-track collection of the best songs selected from "Pos Tapes Vol. 1-3," a trilogy of self-produced mixtape digital albums released by the group over the past two years. Releasing on the groups’ own label (One League Entertainment), the album features appearances by other local artists including: Z-Man, Pep Love and Equipto, as well as a few other special guests.
BPos have been part of the eclectic Bay Area music scene for over a decade but just started to generate a buzz. After the group's debut album The Upside peaked at #4 on the CMJ Hip Hop chart in June of 2010, the group wanted to utilize a new trend in independent music that saw artists giving away music for free online as "Digital Albums." They created Pos Tapes Vol. 1-3 and released it digitally for free, exciting the current fan base as well as attracting new interest and gaining exposure.
When listening to Pos Tapes Vol. 1-3, one can hear the development of BPos' individual brand of Hip Hop music taking place. These "Pos Tapes" became something very special. It wasn't your usual free music, rushed and pushed out without much consideration for artistic integrity. These were full-length albums imbued with completely original material. Each "Pos Tapes" Volume features beats from one producer (Vol.1: Big Shawn, Vol. 2: Tahaj the First, Vol 3: ghostNOTES), and the trilogy as a whole showcases a splendid exhibit of BPos' musical and lyrical versatility.
Get out the grill, the cold beers, and enjoy the The Super Hero Pool Party.
9/14 - The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA 9/17 - Scotland Yard - Los Angeles, CA 9/18 - LVCS - Las Vegas, NV 9/20 - Yucca Tap Room - Tempe, AZ 9/21 - TBD - Tuscon, AZ 9/22 - TBD - Santa Fe, NM 9/23 - Jackpot Music Hall - Lawrence, KS 9/25 - The Gramophone - St. Louis, MO 9/26 - Zazoos - Louisville, KY 9/27 - TBD - Columbus, OH 9/28 - TBD - Chicago, IL 9/29 - TBD - Cedar Rapids, IA 9/30 - TBD - Minneapolis, MN 10/4 - Pioneer Inn - Nederland/Boulder, CO 10/5 - Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT 10/6 - Sundance Saloon - Payette, ID 10/7 - Rueben's Cantina -Reno, NV
With the recent explosion of Hip Hop dance competitions, TV shows, and movies, it's no surprise to see a growing interest in the world of Hip Hop dance on the ground level. But how does one get down? First, you've gotta learn the basics.
In under two minutes, Haitian-born New Yorker and Hip Hop dance break-out star Hurrikane, (who's won numerous dance competitions and been featured popping and locking in TV commercials and movies) seamlessly takes us through four decades of dance, demonstrating styles ranging from Uprocking to the Bart Simpson to the Harlem Shake - and everything in between.
Sacramento, CA - August 28th, 2012: N8 The Gr8 has been a respected MC and producer since the rise of the West Coast's underground hip hop scene and has contributed to countless pieces of dope music as a solo artist and as a member of legendary Sacramento-based groups The CUF and Deep Fried Funk Brothers. In 2010, N8 The Gr8 joined forces with up and coming MC/producer, Mayhem Xclusive (also hailing from Sacramento) and The Klear Channelz were formed. Their newest single, "Take A Ride," is self-produced and features fellow N-Crowd Entertainment artists M.A.K. and Maryann. "Take A Ride" is perfect music for the road and the summer. Enjoy!
Video: Heata Best f/ B-Simp - "Not Tryna Be Fresh"
Courtesy Dunn Deal PR.
New Orleans rapper Heata Best presents the music video for "Not Tryna Be Fresh", the new single from his new album B.R.E.A.D. (Been Receiving Equity & Dollars). "Fresh" features DMV rapper B-Simp, and is produced by Jay-B, the man behind beats for Big K.R.I.T., Vado, Young Hustle and more.