The Raw is back! Babygrande Records presents the title track, "Sparta" from M.O.P. & Snowgoons upcoming LP which will be released on 11-22-2011.
Hailing from Brownsville, Brooklyn, Billy Danze and Lil Fame have solidified their reputation as iconic lyricists through their years of hard-hitting rhymes and unparalleled tenacity. Never compromising their style and having shared the mic with industry greats such as Jay-Z, Jadakiss, Styles P, Guru, ODB, Busta Rhymes, and Redman, just to name a few, the duo has rightfully earned its status as one of the most revered acts in hip-hop today.
In Late July 2011, Billy Danze took to Conspiracy Worldwide Radio to break the news that M.O.P.'s upcoming LP would be a collaborative effort with German & Danish production team, the Snowgoons. Speaking on the album, Danze said, "[Snowgoons] just sent us some fire... those dudes are incredible... when you hear this project, you're going to be satisfied as an M.O.P. fan and a Snowgoons fan." Ensuring fans around the world that this will be one of their most diverse sounding albums, the Mash Out Posse member went on to praise the Snowgoons, proclaiming, "they've got everything... they're blazing through and coming from different angles. These guys providing us with that dramatic sound, with those theatrical sounds, with that hard hip-hop... they supplied us with everything. I'm really psyched about this project." Further, listeners can prepare for what Danze and Lil' Fame consider "their best project in 10 years."
"Go Farther", the video companion piece to J Pinder's new single "Go Far", is a glimpse into the life and work of this young and talented artist. Utilizing material shot during J's recent travels to AC3, his performance from the CMJ festival and candid behind the scenes footage of Pinder in NYC, Atlanta and beyond, this short film provides insight into what the new single "Go Far" is all about.
"RE-APPLY" (Produced by label owner DJ Creativity) follows the smash debut success of "SNAP IT" by Fame Cohen who just finished off a exciting West Coast Radio Promo Tour for the Reggae Remix of "SNAP IT" (which features reggae sensation MIGHTY MYSTIC).
"RE-APPLY" follows the trend of songwriting by Fame Cohen, who always seems to bring a unique subject to the forefront.
"RE-APPLY" will have the girls dancing in the clubs, etc. and will also make them realize that there are many areas in life they often have to "RE-APPLY". The song features well known recording artist UltraMi , due to the success of her breakthrough collaboration with Dr. Dre and DJ Quik on the single "Put It On Me" from the "Training Day" soundtrack, UltraMi sparked national and worldwide attention. As the single "Put It On Me" made it's way into heavy rotation at all of the countries hottest radio stations. The collaboration of Fame Cohen and UltraMi on this record will combine the already well established radio & viral presence by both. Look for "RE-APPLY" to debut this weekend @ radio. Follow Fame Cohen on Twitter @FameCohen, and YouTube.com/TheOfficialFameCohen for up to the minute details and her latest vlogs,etc. UltraMi can be followed on Twitter @UltraMi
Has-Lo's new project Conversation B is officially in-stores everywhere today on CD, Limited Edition Magenta Vinyl, and Digitally. The new album is a complete re-envisioning of his March debut In Case I Don't Make It. To celebrate we're giving away a free download of Has-Lo Light Years (J-Zone Remix).
"Light Years" is J-Zone's vision of the track Kinetic Energy. J-Zone (who just released his book "Root for the Villain: Rap, Bullshit, and a Celebration of Failure") stirs the music from a swirling mass of potential into kinetic blend of cries, screams, stomps, crashes, drums, and bass that Has-Lo bombs over like Hasan Izz-Al-Din. Has proceeds to stroll through his worldview, spitting politics and social commentary in the vernacular of the gods. The result is a track brimming with energy and sharp word play.
About The Album: Has-Lo, the Philadelphia based emcee/producer who brought you the critically acclaimed album In Case I Don't Make It, is back! Conversation B is a complete re-envisioning of ICIDMI. Exile, J-Zone, Oddisee, Kev Brown, Eric Lau, Apollo Brown and more lend their extensive production powers to the project. It is eclectic, melodic, chaotic, bleak and brutal all at once. The journey of a man at the tipping point continues...
Here's some performance footage of Michigan's own, Nametag performing his song "In The Paint" featuring Street Justice with a live band. The song, produced by Black Bethoven is featured on the re-release and revamped edition of Tag's debut LP, THE NAME IS TAG which has just been made available now. Check out the video after the jump. Shot/edited by Progress N Progress.