With only a few days left until the long-awaited release of Legends Never Die, legendary rapper R.A. The Rugged Man is giving fans an early look at another track off the album. Posted up in the studio, R.A. plays snippets and explains the process behind the album cut "Tom Thum," named after the Australian beatbox virtuoso who's featured on the track. Legends Never Die is the official follow-up to R.A.'s critically acclaimed album Die Rugged Man Die, and features appearances from the likes of Tech N9ne, Hopsin, Brother Ali, Vinnie Paz, Masta Ace, Sadat X, Eamon, and more. It hits stores everywhere on April 30th, 2013.
Supastition & Stoupe (Formerly of Jedi Mind Tricks) Announce Collaborative Project
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VESTIGE (Supastition x Stoupe)
Project title: The Inanimate Life
Produced by Stoupe
Release Date: Summer 2013
Supastition and Stoupe (formerly of Jedi Mind Tricks) have joined forces to create the music collective, VESTIGE, which will focus solely on releasing concept albums based around one common theme. The first project will be entitled 'The Inanimate Life' which documents the fictional life story of a man born to an unfit mother and how his life spirals out of control due to her actions, as well as his own mistakes. The story and lyrics were written by Supastition with Stoupe and his production team (Bad Tape) handling the music which meshes together hip hop, downtempo, and live instrumentation.
VESTIGE combines the renowned storytelling abilities of Supastition matched with the cinematic feel of Stoupeís production. The MC/producer duo have been crafting the concept album for the past year while agreeing not to publicly discuss it until its completion. Vestige: a trace of something that is disappearing or no longer exists.
Supastition is also in the studio working on an upcoming EP with German-based producer, Rik Marvel. 'The Guilt Trip EP' continues Supastitionís return to vintage sounding hip-hop with Rik Marvel handling all of the production duties. The EP will be released via Supastition's Bandcamp tentatively scheduled for July 2013.
The Future of Hip Hop and R&B, Garnell has been apart of hip hop since birth. He was raised in a musical family and is now the leading young artist in the Milwaukee hip Hop Scene. With countless videos on Youtube and a massive support on his social networks, Garnell Murray is destined for stardom.
Audio: Dragon Fli Empire f/ Sadat X "The Daily News Pt. 2"
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The first single from Dragon Fli Empire's upcoming album "Mission Statement" is now available! "The Daily News Pt. 2" is a sequel to "The Daily News" from Sadat X's 2005 album "Experience & Education". DFE's 'Mission Statement" will be releasing in the Summer of 2013. It will be the fourth album from the Calgary (Canada) based crew and first as a duo since 2009's "Redefine".
Video: The Rise of SKE Webisode 1 'Q The Question' Night Grind
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SKE Records have launched the new webisode "The Rise of SKE". The series will document the rising label from Philadelphia started by rising star Trel Mack and music mogul on the rise Q The Question on their daily grind taking SKE Records to the top of the music business. Below is webisode 1 where Q The Question is working on the latest mixtape he's hosting with DJ Fatz "Cohibas & Cognac" and what's coming next from SKE Records.
Baltimore emcee Substantial released his Oddisee executive produced album Home Is Where The Art Is late last year and quickly garnered acccolades from his strong worldwide fan base. Since then, Substantial has toured with yU (of Diamond District), seen the vinyl release of his record, performed at the Smithsonian in DC, and released a wildly successful tribute album to Jill Scott titled "Jackin' Jill". Today, Substantial wanted to share the entire collection of instrumentals from Home Is Where The Art Is with his fans.