R.A. The Rugged Man Talks Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Kanye West
Courtesy Nature Sounds.
While on a recent tour stop in Atlanta, R.A. The Rugged Man caught up with Dead End Hip Hop for an in-depth interview. After discussing the origins of the his recent collaboration "The Dangerous Three" with Brother Ali and Masta Ace (13:22) and detailing his upcoming work with Rakim (21:17), R.A. gives a candid assessment of the current state of lyricism.
Audio: Blended Babies f/ Asher Roth & Chuck Inglish "See The World"
Courtesy Matt B.
The Blended Babies are a producer duo made up by Rich Gains and JP Keller. The two met in Chicago where they honed their craft before moving out to Los Angeles in 2012. The two are known for blending soulful bass and keyboard harmonies; creating songs instead of repetitive loops that often crowd the hip-hop genre.
Some of the artists they have produced for include; Kid Cudi, ZZ Ward, Chance The Rapper, Freddie Gibbs, Vic Mensa, Asher Roth, Ro James, The Cool Kids, Bun B, King Chip and many others...
Blended Babies Music Group is a label they have created in which to create and distribute collaborative projects without limitations. If it sounds good and they believe in it---they will present it to the world. No label arguments, no egos, just music that they believe in. It’s that simple.
Without further ado, here is the debut single from Blended Babies Music Group.
Tarek & Luss - Get Down (Prod. Rikanatti & Cin-A-Matik)
Tarek & Luss go the extra mile in stunting with their new record "Get Down". Over pulsing pounding production from Rikanatti & Cin-A-Matik, Tarek & Luss look down on their competition as they tear it up in their new street anthem.
I did an audio interview with Red Bull Music Academy. My musical journey told through clips of music and my interview with Chairman Jeff Mao. Chronicled: Stories from my oddball childhood as a self-taught bass player through my stint in hip-hop. Also included: quitting music and becoming a working stiff, realizing I have a 0% chance of success as a working stiff, writing my book and eventually returning to music. Check it out and enjoy.
Just in time for the holidays, Toronto rapper, Aspektz is set to drop his first official full-length Academic Probation on December 10, 2013 on True Thorobredz. The 12-track LP features JD Era & Briol on a remix of "Gametime", the catchy and timely "Snowday", Toronto anthem "In The TDot" and latest single "Avion" featuring Briol and its accompanying video, shot by MMVA-nominated Sean Litteljohn.
Rich Homie Quan, Omarion, Trey Songz, DJ Mustard, RZA, Gipp, Kid Red x Supper Club Tuesday's in Hollywood
Think It's A Game Entertainment (TIG), one of the industry's fastest rising independent music labels, introduced its artist and the hottest new rapper on the scene Rich Homie Quan, to L.A. with a star-studded soiree at Supperclub in Hollywood Tuesday night.
The Atlanta native and “Type of Way” breakout Hip-Hop star, was surrounded by the entire TIG family, spearheaded by label CEO FLY. His LA fans and celebrity guests included Trey Songz, Omarion, Kid Red, Wu Tang’s RZA, Goodie Mob’s Gipp and of course mega producer DJ Mustard!
The event was made possible by The Supreme Team, Echoing Soundz and Big Pope who created, developed and produced the nights activities in addition to the support of Beaucoup, PureAtlanta.com and Johnny’s Custom Jewelry.
As Rich Homie Quan continues to ride the huge wave of success from his hit single “Type of Way” and recently celebrated his birthday at a star-studded bash in Atlanta. Currently in the studio completing his next effort, Think It’s A Game Entertainment recently announced the mixtape will drop on November 26, 2013.
Audio: Knightstalker & Falling Down f/ Kinetic 9 & DJ Modesty - Jugular
"Jugular" is the name of the 3rd and final single taken from the Knightstalker & Falling Down's "Kept In Perspective" EP, set to drop Nov. 26th 2013. The song features Killarmy veteran Kinetic 9 aka Beretta 9 as well as one of France's finest DJs, DJ Modesty.