I'm writing to let you know a little bit about my artist, Jared Xavier. He currently has a mixtape out “The Difference” available for download on datpiff.com and since has released several singles which were featured in various hip-hop websites/blogs.
R.A. The Rugged Man To Release Limited-Edition Cassette Tape
Courtesy Nature Sounds.
R.A. The Rugged Man's new album Legends Never Die has also drawn universal acclaim as one of the best hip-hop albums of the year. To celebrate Legends Never Die, R.A. is now announcing a limited-edition Agent Orange-colored cassette tape containing the entire album plus the previously-unreleased bonus track "It's Gone".
R.A.'s father Staff Sgt. John A. Thorburn was infamously exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam, causing two of the Rugged Man's siblings to be born physically impaired. R.A. chronicled this story on his seminal classic "Uncommon Valor", for which he was awarded The Source's prestigious "Hip Hop Quotable."
In addition to the cassette tape, R.A. will also be treating one lucky fan to a one-of-a-kind autographed Legends Never Die cassette carrying case. The first 50 people to order the cassette will automatically be entered to win the grand prize, which also includes a Legends Never Die military hat.
Legends Never Die is R.A.'s long-awaited new album, featuring appearances from the likes of Tech N9ne, Hopsin, Brother Ali, Talib Kweli, Vinnie Paz, Masta Ace, Krizz Kaliko, Sadat X, Eamon, and more. It's now available at Nature Sounds, iTunes, Amazon, and stores everywhere.
New Thought Movement, Brandy Shanice (@BrandyShanice) gives the audience a visual of her song Lyghters featuring My'Key Iso (@MyKeyIso) produced by Evil Needle (@itsmeneedle) filmed by Chris Ham @iamchrisHAM.
Christopher (Chris) Jones irockwitchrisjones.com is a Hip-Hop artist from Queensbridge, NY, a neighborhood known for producing some of the most famous artists in the world such as Nas, Mobb Deep and Tragedy.
In 2010, he successfully began his road to stardom by releasing his first mix tape, Creative Controlwhich was hosted by the acclaimed DJ Mick Boogie. It not only made a splash in the underground music world, thus surpassing industry expectations, but mainstream outlets such as Source Magazine also titled Chris as one of the top “hot up and coming rappers.”
Chris started his career at a young age by watching people from his famed neighborhood such as Nas and Mobb Deep reach global music success. Though he was still only listening and creating lyrics as a hobby at this time, he realized his “dream” of doing what he loved, sharing his life experiences but at the same time never forgetting his roots, could actually become a reality. He eventually developed his own signature style by combining and intermixing the sounds from his role models, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Kanye, Diddy and Fabolous, just to name a few. In fact, this is what sets him apart from other artist hopefuls. He is a lyricist who is able to switch styles like chameleons who changes colors. His music has many faces where it appeals to all individuals, from strugglers to hustlers to playboys and even to women.
And like his role models, instead of focusing his music on money, drugs and women, Chris aspires be a performer who tells his story through music. He stays true to his belief as his DJ Mick Boogie hosted mix tape, Creative Control, does just that. The title itself was created as a representation to hip-hop and its growth. Over time, he felt that hip-hop had been watered down to the point where artists were not talking about their true experiences. Therefore, Creative Control was a statement to the industry saying that he had complete power on what was on it.
Because at the end of the day, Chris will never forget where he came from and he will always appreciate his roots.
LOS ANGELES, CA (July 14, 2013) – DJ Carisma, LA's Power 106 FM resident deejay and founder of influential lifestyle brand Young California, is set to present a much-anticipated showcase featuring upcoming R&B star TeeFlii (EML Entertainment) with the esteemed 1500 or Nothin live band. The musical event sponsored by BMI will take place Wednesday, July 17th inside the iconic Roxy Theater, located at 9009 West Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, with special invited guests DJ Mustard and award winning producer Jason “Pooh Bear” Boyd.
“People are going to be blown away…they're going to get chills when [TeeFlii] sings his slow R&B jams and dances. They're going to leave like ‘Damn!'” says DJ Carisma. As a trailblazer in connecting deejays, artists, and musicians across California to share the best music coming out of the West, the LA native explains the significance of this event: “On the West Coast, we've had a bad reputation in Hip-Hop and R&B for the last 15 years, so it's important to present events like these to showcase the up and coming talent we have. I can tell TeeFli's got it…he's bringing a new twist to R&B. And this event is special to me because it's the first time I'm doing a showcase like this,” notes DJ Carisma.
As the co-founder of Young California along with DJ Amen, the industry veteran is at the pulse of underground and mainstream West Coast music, and no stranger to breaking new artists including New Boyz, YG, Cali Swag District, John Hart, DJ Mustard, Iamsu!, Problem and Honey Cocaine. DJ Carisma has helped grow Young California into a trusted source for entertainment, new music, undiscovered talent, hot events, shows and more, from the Bay Area to LA to San Diego and in between. “We united ourselves and got radio personalities from each station throughout California to get involved and put out new music from these young cats in the game. The success we've achieved means everything to me. I know I'm meant to do more, to keep turning artist's careers into careers. Being a female, married woman and mother in this business…it mean's a lot,” she explains.
Video: Glows in the Dark f/ Count Bass D - "Up and Down"
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Glows in the Dark is an Avant Garde Jazz Collective based out of Richmond, VA. "Up and Down" is off Glow's Latest EP - Research and Development, the song features The incomparable Count Bass D taking you on a journey with his voice over a spiritual sound bed of acoustic instrumentation. Check out the visual that was shot during Scott Burton of GITD's trip to Bali, Indonesia.
Audio: Charlie Brigante f/ Baby Drew, L.E.$ - "Playa Card"
Courtesy No Cure PR.
“Playa Card” is the official single for Charlie Brigante’s “Zig Zag 5” mixtape, that will be hosted by DJ Bumz & features Baby Drew & L.E.$ of Boss Hogg Outlaws. Milwaukee based Charlie Brigante has worked with top artists such as 2Pac’s Outlawz, Bizzy Bone, Twista, Jagged Edge, Rappin 4Tay, Coo Coo Cal and many more.
Today we're sending you a new track by TwoineyLo called "The Usual Suspect". We believe that you would love to write about the song because it is pointed at the Zimmerman Trial that has been very popular across the nation.