Pac Div, the West Coast triple threat composed of Mibbs, Like, and BeYoung, is releasing their sophomore album, GMB, via The Div Co. and RBC Records today. GMB, which is vowed to be their most heavy hitting release to date, is now available for purchase on iTunes. To celebrate the album release this morning, Rolling Stone premiered the Div's latest video, "Black Acura" featuring Mac Miller.
GMB is a seventeen-track experience chronicling the lives of Mibbs, Like, and BeYoung as they help marshal in Los Angeles hip-hop's second renaissance. The trio unite with other notable proliferators of this LA resurgence, including Kendrick Lamar and Blu on the single "Cross Trainers" and Ty$ on "The Return," and aim to reestablish themselves, and their city, as the ruling class of rap. "Bottom line, Pac Div is back," says Mibbs. "LA is back. We never left. We just continue to get stronger with every release and that will never stop.
It's not exclusively an LA affair however; for "Black Acura," Pac Div call upon their Pittsburgh homie Mac Miller to lay down a couple uncharacteristic bars, and to use his house for some of this video. "Chillin' at Mac's LA crib was fun while filming, it brought back the Blue Slide Park Tour memories," remarked Mibbs. Making the laundromat, a living room, and a dank bar look like reasonable places to start a rap career, the guys have an air of comfortable superiority in this first video from GMB, directed by Austin Winchell. "The energy behind this song has a very laid back yet aggressive feel," says Mibbs. "It's a perfect medium for what we wanted to convey to the fans: a quiet cockiness."
R.A. The Rugged Man + Mac Lethal: Crustified Christmas
Courtesy Nature Sounds.
Thanksgiving is over, which means it's officially time to get in the Christmas spirit. To celebrate, underground rap legend R.A. The Rugged Man has linked up with Rhymesayers alum and viral video sensation Mac Lethal for an explicit hip hop Christmas carol, destined to make even Rudolph blush. Taking it back to R.A.'s Crustified Dibbs days, "Crustified Christmas" is an elf-tossing, Grandma-smacking holiday spectacular. Check out the song and music video now.
Here's the new video for "Not Like That" and info for my Psalm EP release party below. Please share the with your friends. Introducing my work to others is one of the greatest things you can do to show support. Here are a few of the easiest ways:
Share this video and/or party info with your friends on Facebook, Tumblr, & Twitter.
Bring a friend with you to any of my shows. Would be great to personally thank you and meet them before/after the show. Take a few pics, sign a few autographs or even have a beer.
As always, thanks in advance and let's continue to build!
This album is dedicated to the passing of Lone Ninja's father who died earlier this year. -- Lone Ninja is often compared to the likes of MF Doom, due to the concealment of his identity and also to Killarmy for the war zone imagery he masterfully conveys in his rhymes. He has shown that he can hold his own on tracks with Underground Hip Hop heavyweights such as Reef The Lost Cause (The Kumite) and UG of the Cella Dwellas (Enemy Base).
'Rogue Agent' is Lone Ninja's most ambitious solo album to date, boasting 27 tracks, 11 features and 14 assorted producers. It is an action packed rollercoaster ride that stays consistant and combines the distinct sounds from his three previous albums and then takes it to a higher level. Some featured producers include the 3 core producers from the previous albums June Marx, Lord Gamma, Blaq Masq, JBL The Titan, White Shadow, Kyo Itachi, EDK, and more.
'Rogue Agent' is available TODAY (November 27th) at UGHH, Sandbox Automatic, AccessHiphop, Amazon, iTunes and various other digital stores. For more info check: www.lone-ninja.com.
01.) Tactical Assault (feat. Lord Gamma) (Prod. By Lord Gamma)
02.) Super Soldier (feat. Lord Gamma) (Prod. By Lord Gamma)
03.) Onslaught (feat. Apak) (Prod. By Lord Gamma)
04.) Poison Dust (Prod. By Lord Gamma)
05.) Battle Dress Uniform (feat. Cyrus Malachi) (Prod. By June Marx)
06.) Zero Hour (feat. Bedlam Brethren) (Prod. By Raj Pacino)
07.) Thermal Scan (Prod. By Amos The Ancient Prophet)
08.) Defiant Trespass (Prod. By Mir The Bloody)
09.) Maximum Penalty (feat. Godilla) (Prod. By JBL The Titan) (Cuts By DJ TMB)
10.) Chain and Sickle (Prod. By Lord Beatjitzu)
11.) Rikimaru (Prod. By June Marx)
12.) Swirling Vortices (Prod. By Eternal Champion)
13.) Cursed Dawn (Prod. By Blaq Masq)
14.) Show Of Might (Prod. By Blaq Masq)
15.) Inner Force Centers (feat. Son Of Saturn) (Prod. By Lord Gamma)
16.) Mainframe (Prod. By EDK)
17.) Driven (Prod. By June Marx)
18.) Hard Boiled (Prod. By White Shadow)
19.) Sand Of The Arena (feat. Vega X) (Prod. By Mir The Bloody)
20.) Tokyo Storm (Prod. By Kyo Itachi)
21.) Gothic Novel (feat. L.I.F.E. Long) (Prod. By Budda Chronic)
22.) The Ghost Yard (feat. KON Sci (of MindsOne) & Junclassic) (Prod. By KON Sci)
23.) Action Figure (Interlude) (Prod. By Raj Pacino)
24.) Bruiser (feat. Lord Gamma) (Prod. By Lord Gamma)
25.) Hyper Combo (feat. Lord Gamma) (Prod. By Lord Gamma)
26.) Ki (feat. Lord Gamma) (Prod. By Lord Gamma)
27.) Hatchets Of Dire (feat. June Marx) (Prod. By Lord Gamma)
Par-city has been making their rounds to various radio stations from nationally syndicated shows, to college radio. Most recently Par-city stopped by the Michael Medium Show on the William Patterson University Campus, 88.7 FM. Watch as Par-City talks about their origins, their new single "BAD," and their definition of success. Follow them on twitter @GiFtheGreat @WillyDope.
Mixtape: Patrick "P.A.T." Barnett - Where The Sidewalk Ends
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PATRICK P.A.T. BARNETT has finally made the transition from mixtape slots to now completing his own mixtape. Hosted by DJ King Flow from France, DJ Wats from the Bronx; who many know as the first DJ to put Kanye West on a mixtape, and DJ Kushgod; Cali's most popular up and coming DJ.
With several features circulating on the mixtape circuit Patrick “P.A.T.” Barnett has created quite a buzz for himself. With features on DJ Fade’s HipHopStarship.com, DJ Danny-T’s Global Swag Mixtape Series, DJ Koopa’s Ace Hood hosted Laughin To The Bank, as well as a few of the up and coming Mafia Mixtapes crew’s mixtapes; Mr. Poetic And Talented has the people looking for him.
P.A.T. has dropped his first official mixtape entitled Where The Sidewalk Ends. The Shel Silverstein inspired work is sure to keep you entertained.
Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson - Nasty feat. Planet Asia
Courtesy Mello Music Group.
Apollo Brown chops a fiery gospel organ into an incendiary track that pulses with life. Guilty wastes no time turning into a microphone bully, showing just why he considers himself as nasty as black licorice. Cocky, brazen and above all ill, Apollo and Guilty are deadly enough as a duo but on this track they enlist their Left Coast brethren, Planet Asia, for a few bars of that west side grime. Fresno’s finest catches Guilty’s lob and slam-dunks his verse.
Sha Stimuli and famed producer slash rapper Focus... talk about what it takes to be "Famous." It's all for #TheCoSign as the promising Sha works his way to the top in hip-hop. Follow Sha @ShaStimuli and follow Focus @EffTripleDot. Audio and picture courtesy of Ty Cannon.