LA producer Duke Westlake releases his MMG Instrumental Series record Re.Turn today. Part Hiphop, part electronic, and just enough space gets this 30 track affair off to start. The production is divided into 3 parts: Turn, Memory Palace, and Gravel. With one vocal track, Geyser, featuring VerBS on the mic plus Jose Zeta Jones Rios on guitar. "I know you felt losses but I see the wins in you." Enjoy and check out the album.
Grammy Winner Everlast Set To Release New Album 'The Life Acoustic' on August 27th
Courtesy Kerosene Media.
Grammy-winner Everlast has announced an August 27th release date for his new album, "The Life Acoustic", via his own label Martyr Inc. Records, in partnership with INgrooves. Everlast's latest project, "The Life Acoustic", is a sort of retrospective on the singer/songwriter's career, with a mixture of classic Everlast and House of Pain material all stripped down to their acoustic essence. Everlast's "The Life Acoustic" is available for pre-order online at http://smarturl.it/TheLifeAcoustic.
“I wanted to dig up some of the songs that I felt were gems, yet they didn’t get enough of a look the first time; and maybe in this light, they’ll shine,” says Everlast. “I picked my favorite songs, and recorded them straight-up acoustic, maybe a little keyboard and that’s it. There’s part of me that thinks maybe this is what I’m supposed to be doing… I’ve done a couple of European tours acoustically now, and this just feels like the right time to put out an acoustic album.”
The Valley Stream born rapper emerged as a member of Ice-T’s Rhyme Syndicate for his 1990 solo album, "Forever Everlasting", then formed the pioneering rap group House of Pain with friends DJ Lethal and Danny Boy. Signed to legendary dance and hip-hop label Tommy Boy Records, the group went multi-platinum with their self-titled 1992 debut which produced the legendary rap classic “Jump Around.”
Everlast is a genre-bending veteran that has sold millions of records as both a solo artist and a member of two groups (House of Pain and La Coka Nostra.) He’s won a Grammy and been nominated for two more. He also received an Emmy nomination for his work on the theme song for TNT’s "Saving Grace". He’s successfully reinvented himself as an artist, started his own label, amassed an impressive art collection, and continues to evolve as a prominent singer / songwriter.
The track listing for Everlast's "The Life Acoustic" is as follows:
01 - Sad Girl
02 - Black Jesus
03 - Today
04 - Broken
05 - Stone in My Hand
06 - Weakness
07 - Children's Story
08 - Stay
09 - My Medicine
10 - Lonely Road
11 - Grandma's Hand
12 - Jump Around?
Def Dee - Coke Nda Canine (f. Kenn Starr, One Be Lo, Chev)
Courtesy Mello Music Group.
Def Dee "Coke Nda Canine" feat. Kenn Starr, One Be Lo, Chev (Mp3 & Album Release) Seattle producer and MMG development artist Def Dee digs into the Mello Music vaults and pulls out one of the earliest label akapelahs from Kenn Starr to craft a beat for. From there Dee called up the homie One Be Lo and had a new verse laid, before giving the third verse to longtime friend Chev: "Wake up everyday for the love of the work."
(Los Angeles) – Many artists’ create in hopes of bringing that “feel” to the masses, well Seattle natives J. Pinder and Vitamin D have collaborated to do just that and a little more. The multifaceted 24-year-old showcases his sharp lyricism and strong word play as well as his smooth vocal tones over the hard hitting, yet soulful production of the highly sought after Vitamin D. Pinder then linked with clothing label “Yuk The World” and director Bean One to create a stunning visual to accompany this musical jewel. Starting today, the video will be available on YouTube. "Loaded Gun" is just a small ripple in the wave J. Pinder has in store.
With Playboy Tre starting a new podcast and Jimmy Hennec dropping his Truth Be Told mixtape a couple of days ago, it was only right for this to be the next Diggin' In Da Den record. We recorded this record back in 2009 at Playboy Tre's crib. I remember it like it was yesterday. Hennec hit me up and asked me to come through to the studio with him. That night was crazy and we even watch the Grammys at his crib. The Swagger Like Us performance was classic.
Almighty (Canibus/M-Eighty/Cappadonna/Bronze Nazareth/Planet Asia & Nino Graye) returns with the first video, “Papyrus Prophecies,” from their upcoming LP, The 2nd Coming, which will be released on 8-13-2013 courtesy of RBC Records.