"Christina is about a run away girl, basically I was sitting in a Tim Hortons drinking a hot chocolate and I heard this lady on the phone, she was on the phone with her daughter who ran away, I was running late for a meeting and ended up staying for 40 minutes listening to there conversation, ran home right after missed my meeting and wrote that song from everything she said."
IamSu!, in conjunction with Karmaloop, is excited to release the deluxe edition of his recent mixtape, KILT. The tape is available for free download now, and to accompany the mixtape, Su! is also excited to release a new video from the tape, for the fan-favorite track "Over."
IamSu! first released KILT back in May, and the tape served as the first full body of work released by the Bay Area rapper following the commercial successes of LoveRance's "UP!" and E-40's "Function," both songs of which Su! played an integral role. Since release, Su!'s mainstream success has been matched with critical acclaim, with KILT hailed as SPIN's Rap Release Of The Week - the outlet also later featured Su! as one their 5 Best New Artists for June '12. Su! has stayed equally busy on the road in support of the tape, with a recent run of dates that served as his debut headline tour and also featured his first-ever headline show in the Bay.
Now, IamSu! has partnered with Karmaloop for a deluxe edition re-release of KILT. The new version, in addition to being re-mixed and re-mastered, includes a handful of previously unreleased tracks, as well as some fresh new artwork. "Every mixtape I drop," explains Su!," I always say I want to do a re-release with more tracks - but I would always wind up just releasing a new tape. This time, I'm in a position to do it the right way."
In doing it the right way, not only does the music sound sonically better ("It sounds like an album now," says Su!), but IamSu! was also able to partner with Karmaloop, to offer the release on a larger platform, while allowing Su! to collaborate with a favorite company of his. "I've always been into fashion, and since I was in high school, Karmaloop was the spot for me to shop," he explains. "They're a big part of the street wear culture." For Karmaloop, the collaboration was equally exciting. "It was an easy decision to partner with Su! on this project for Karmaloop Music," explains Karmaloop Special Projects Coordinator Chedda. "Su!'s been on my radar for some time now and his music and fashion sense are a perfect match for our Verge Culture customers."
Since the original release of KILT, Su! has continued to give fans new visuals from the tape, and he continues that tradition today with a video for the track "Over." The video, shot and directed by, Chris Simmons, is a straightforward sun-drenched clip that features Su! kicking back and riding through the city alongside his HBK Gang crew.
Also on the tape is one final bonus track, "Break Her Down" featuring fellow HBK Gang rapper P-Lo, a late addition to the deluxe edition that IamSu! added in order to give fans a look at the direction that the fast-rising rapper plans to go with his upcoming mixtape, $uzy 6 $peed. "'Break Her Down' represents where my next mixtape is going to be musically," says Su! of the self-produced new song. "It's high energy party music, just classic California music."
@IamShizzie releases another project, this time titled "#RedInk". The 11 track project features artists like "S.B The Real Souljaboy", Matinee Grizz, LeeBoy, Stunt City & many more! The young up and coming artist from Boston, Shizzie decided to name his project "#Redink" for two reasons; first, it is his favorite color. Second and more importantly, he views himself as the correction to what is wrong with music today. Every bar spit was written as if he wrote a final essay in red. Being heavily influenced by West Coast sounds, Shizzie decided to bring out West Coast style production for this album for his East Coast delivery. "#Redink" is set for a classic title as well as a trending topic!
Ashtronomic is a 20 year old Jamaican-British Hip-Hop emcee that gravitates towards underground hip-hop and music from the Golden Era. His primary focus is based on delivering precise lyricism.
Ashterisk the Beat Reaper (his malevolent alter ego and ruler of Tartarus; the ghastly sanctuary of underground Hip-Hop) writes a letter as a reaction to Ashtronomic's song "You Are". This letter details his heinous crimes against and hate of womankind. He is opposed by Pheenix his adversary and ally of Ashtronomic, who questions his misogyny and ridicules him for it. The continuation of their syllabic war (which started in Raid) reaches its crescendo, in this their final face off...
After the sad and shocking events this past week in Colorado, my fam Writers Guild decided this was as good a time as any to release "The Sea," a reflective track featuring vocals by myself, Mr Miranda and MC Pennywise. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected.
Aer debuts their new music video for their song "Like The Way." The Massachusetts duo bring fans along the ride for a chill day at the beach. The track is off their upcoming album, 'The Bright Side' out July 30th.
alt-J Tour US with Grouplove, Remixed by The Internet of Odd Future
DEBUT ALBUM, AN AWESOME WAVE, OUT SEPTEMBER 18 VIA CANVASBACK
alt-J cover photo provided by the European Space Agency (ESA) Straddling the September 18 U.S. release of debut album, An Awesome Wave, Leeds-based four piece, alt-J has announced a U.S. tour this fall, including dates with Grouplove. Prior to these shows, alt-J has announced August stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York.
On the heels of the tour announcement and following a remix by TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek, alt-J have also shared a remix of "Fitzpleasure" by The Internet of Odd Future (Syd the Kyd and Matt Martians) which is available for streaming and free download via the SoundCloud link below. Support continues to surround all things alt-J with the addition of "Tessellate" to BBC's Radio 1 A-List, following a premiere of the music video with Noisey.
08/01 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo 08/02 - San Francisco, CA - Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop 08/05 - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle w/ Chairlift 08/06 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge (SOLD OUT) 08/07 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands (SOLD OUT) 09/12 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom * 09/14 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brendas * 09/15 - Washington, DC - Rock N Roll Hotel * 09/17 - Boston, MA - Great Scott * 09/18 - Montreal, QC - Petite Campus * 09/19 - Toronto, ON - Wrong Bar * 09/21 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle * 09/22 - Minneapolis, MN -Triple Rock * 09/25 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre w/ Grouplove * 09/26 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre w/ Grouplove * 09/30 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room w/ Blood Red Shoes (on sale July 23) 10/01 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore w/ Grouplove * 10/04 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pool - The Cosmopolitan w/ Grouplove * 10/08 - St. Louis, MO - Pageant w/ Grouplove * 10/09 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom w/ Grouplove * 10/11 - Houston, TX - House of Blues w/ Grouplove * 10/12 - Helotes, TX - Josabis w/ Grouplove * 10/13 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues w/ Grouplove * 10/14 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
Here is the video for my brand new smash Tatted Up! It was shot by my homie JP from Sequence Films in Montreal. Also I've included a DJ Pack Here! And for all my supporters you can purchase it or other tracks off Short Days Long Nights atwww.momusiclive.com or itunes Hope you're having a good Summer!