Today we are just getting in touch to let you know that UK producer Cypria has released his brand new EP on our label, here is the press release: "My Gray Skies Blue" is the second solo release from Cypria in 2012. The EP examines the way the weather can change our mindset and how we function throughout the day. Whether we're admiring the beauty of a glowing sunset or the sound of raindrops gently hitting window panes.
The lead single is off his forthcoming Millionaire Bound Records mixtape Nix 2 Bricks 2: No Love Straight Thugscheduled to drop May 29, "Crazy" insinuates Don Juan must be insane for parking an expensive foreign car outside of a ghetto corner store or for simply being on the wrong side of the tracks riding in a flashy car. On the up-tempo track, Don Juan and Fatty also put fake rappers' heads on the chopping block for falsely claiming to own things they don't have.
Video: AWAR - "Laws of Nature" (prod. Vanderslice)
Laws Of Nature produced by Vanderslice and directed by Puma serves as a warning shot as the Upstate NY/NYC representative continues to gather momentum in the jungle and gears up for the release his new album, Laws of Nature on August 7th, 2012. This particular cut is the last track off the recently released AWAR- Nature Of The Beast project and displays a Dre/Em or Gang Starr-esque chemistry with rising producer Vanderslice.
Take a spin through Topeka, Kansas with Stik Figa in his video for “Flaudgin,” a carefree joyride through the blue-collar Midwest. Sure, Stik can get on his MC ish when need be, he can kick a thought-provoking verse when the occasion calls for it, but the Midwest rhymer is just as comfortable crafting something smooth for you to ride to. “Flaudgin,” a standout cut from his Mello Music debut As Himself, is just that, music for the Cuttys, Regals, Chevys and ‘Prices that represent Stik’s native city. The title term is local slang for frontin’ or otherwise posturing, just like the weave-equipped woman who’s hair Stik calls out in the track, right after the former calls him out on his rented ride.
We are really happy to announce that a brand new EP from TOPE releases 1 week from today! “Since The Last Time We Spoke” is the b-side follow up EP to the 2012 released “Until The Next Time We Meet”. TOPE delivered 19 tracks in working on the full length LP, but cutting the album down to 11 was difficult, as the so-called b-sides hold up quite well. The full length and the EP each stand on their own; but together “Until The Next Time We Meet”and “Since The Last Time We Spoke” represent an artist who cannot stop doing the work – and as one can hear, the work pays off…
Quakers featuring Guilty Simpson, MED and the Quakers All-Star Brass Band. Quakers is a 35-person hip-hop collective, centered around three producers - Fuzzface (Geoff Barrow), Katalyst (Ashley Anderson), and 7Stu7 (Stuart Matthews). Video Director: Eric Coleman; Cinematography: Jerry Henry; Editor: Laith Majali; Cameras: Jerry Henry, B+, Mike Park; Producers: Marybell Chavez, Eric Coleman.