Over the last couple of years the Mayhem Machine has become known as one of Chicago's power-groups. Influencing not only the area's hip hop culture, but also curating the area's fashion and night-life scenes as well. Founder of the Dope Party & CEO of Project Mayhem Music, Lennon, has sat back and watched Chicago's growing culture as it has shifted from purely underground to the bubbling mainstream market it has now become.
We set out to film the video for "Catchin' the Vibe" in Quasimoto's home town Lost Gates CA, but were denied filming permits. We were also denied permits for filming in Los Angeles County, possibly due to embarrassment caused in the wake of Quasimoto's official letter of recognition from the Los Angeles mayor and city council, who did not realize that Quasimoto was a semi-fictional cartoon character, weed-smoking promoter of chaos, obsessed with fat ass.
Our directors Tuomas Vauhkonen & Jeremias Nieminen instead chose to film primarily in Finland and Romania, using local actors. Madlib appears, under costume, in a cameo. Be sure not to miss the last part of the video that takes place after the song is over.
Video of second extract from Wyld Bunch's EP UNBREAKABLE produced by DJ Brans, also featuring: Roc Marciano, Guilty Simpson, Masta Ace, Hannibal Stax, Raf Almighty (of Dirt Platoon), DJ Djaz and of course Torae.
Mark Morrison, Crooked I Of Slaughterhouse & Def Jam's Shonie Release Powerful Song for Domestic Violence Awareness
"Return of the Mack" singer Mark Morrison teams with Crooked I of Slaughterhouse, the rap super-group signed to Eminem's Shady Records, and Slip-n-Slide/Def Jam's emerging songstress Shonie, to take a stand on domestic violence.
"N.A.N.G. 2.0.” shines a spotlight on women suffering due to domestic abuse. Inspired by Morrison's cousin, who was housed by UK national charity REFUGE during an abusive relationship. The single will be released digitally worldwide on October 1st, 2013, which is also National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) in the US.
The ‘King of British R&B’ will release his third studio album next year.
With Shark Week in full swing (new shows at 9|8c) and the internet going nuts over the soon to be film classic "Sharknado" (Sharknado II: The Sharkening in the works), I figured now would be a good time to release my song "SHARKS!"
For Akir, words aren’t just words—they’re credos, rallying cries; a way of life. His name, for example, is an acronym for “Always Keep It Real” has zero to do with tired rap clichés, or a small-minded view of what rap is and can be.
Celebrating the upcoming release of Rob Fresh's "Pumas Gold Chain" & Puma Clyde's 40th Anniversary, this event was one not to be missed. The night was filled with the real NYC, and the true Puma heads. Merging lifestyle and music with a few surprises, we bring to you the new Puma Life!!!
XXL & RED Distribution Reveal Latest Special Edition Mini-Mag
Courtesy 'Stache Media.
Featuring Fabolous Cover & Two Free Bonus CD Samplers Inside
XXL & RED Distribution is excited to announce the XXL Special Edition #2 mini-mag available exclusively at Best Buy stores nationwide starting August 6th. This $5.99 limited edition mini-mag will be positioned in the music section of all Best Buy locations and available on BestBuy.com.
The XXL mini-mag features Grammy-nominated and Def Jam Recordings artist Fabolous on the cover, and inside readers will find exclusive interviews from 2 Chainz, Chance The Rapper, Ace Hood, Macklemore, Juicy J, The RZA, Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era, and more.
The XXL mini-mag comes with two free bonus CDs, including a times, rhymes & beats sampler featuring Joey Bada$$, Ghostface Killah, Prodigy, Tony Touch and more, as well as SaLaAm ReMI presents Summer Jams '13 sampler featuring various artists from Louder Than Life, ReMiFa Music, Flying Buddha Records, and more.
RED, an award-winning division of Sony Music Entertainment, headquartered in New York City, is widely recognized as the industry leader in music distribution and artist development. RED specializes in digital and physical sales, marketing, D2C, radio promotion and product development for more than 60 independent record labels, as well as select artists from Sony owned labels. RED's marketing outreach is unsurpassed in generating consumer awareness for artists, labels and brand partners. In 2009, RED launched 'stache media, a full service marketing agency specializing in music. 'stache media's expert staff provides marketing services in online marketing & publicity, college lifestyle marketing, advertising & consumer research, brand & partnership marketing, radio, video promotion and creative production. Sony Music Entertainment's merger/acquisition of IODA and The Orchard has expanded RED's reach into international as well as domestic markets.