Timothy Rhyme and First Dirt have been working hard to say the least. From going on a nationwide tour at the end of 2012 and being crowned UMA West Coast Artist of the Year over Macklemore, Casey Veggies, and Dom Kennedy, to performing at Paid Dues and going on the #FDCA Tour this year, the hard work is paying off and fans are taking notice.
Audio: Marcus Manchild x Que x Boston George - "G.I.H.U.L."
Courtesy Nancy B.
Houston's Marcus Manchild gets assists from the homeboy Que ("Young Nigga") & his AMG CEO and fellow artist, Boston George, for the final audio offering before the drop of "Free Yo Mind", coming August 9th.
North Carolina recording artist Lotta releases his anticipated EP entitled Insomnia. Produced entirely by Raleigh, North Carolina producer J Kits, the eight track EP lyrically demonstrates different forms of storytelling that explains why the emcee is consistently losing sleep.
Red Bull BC One B-Boy World Championship Kicks Off in Latin America
Bogota, Colombia, 1st August: Red Bull BC One, the world’s leading one-on-one B-Boy World Championship, will hold its Latin American Finals in Bogota’s leading event space, the Palacio De Los Deportes.
Viewers from around the world will tune-in to watch online some of the best B-Boys dancing today compete for the coveted prize. The winner will be the first finalist to earn a spot at the Red Bull BC One South Korea World Finals, in Seoul, on November 30th.
On Sunday, August 4th, Latin America’s top-16 B-Boys will go head to head in front of Brazilian B-Boy legend, Red Bull BC One All Star Pelézinho. Judging alongside him will be the USA’s Luigi and Lego.
The Latin American Finals underscore the cultural significance of Red Bull BC One’s 10th anniversary celebration, as the region has supported and celebrated Hip Hop since it began in the late 1970s.
B-Boying, one of the four pillars of Hip Hop, has a long and storied history, with breakers having elevated the dance into an art form over the years. Communal and competitive, talented B-Boys long to pit their moves against the world’s best, and Red Bull BC One has become recognized as the scene’s premier one-on-one tournament, attracting challengers and fans from across the globe.
The Red Bull BC One Latin American Finals-- along with the five other Finals, as well as the Red Bull BC One South Korea World Finals-- will be livestreamed at www.redbullbcone.com. Last year, millions of people tuned in to watch Mounir claim glory in Rio de Janeiro. Viewers also witnessed heroic stories of B-Boys battling their way to the top, as well as superhuman feats of physical strength and innovation, and an all-out celebration of the evolution of Hip Hop culture today.
As Kyle Bent continues to prep for his Bent Rulers EP, the 15-year-old decides to team up with a laser company and Zachary Greaton to release the very first single off his upcoming project. This is a perfect continuation from Kyle's last released music video ,"Mind Control". Expect to see this young up and comer a lot more often. Check out the Dynamic Lasers x Zachary Greaton-directed film below.
Today, SwizZz is releasing his new video, for the single "Zoom In." The song, which SwizZz also produced, finds SwizZz showing off technical prowess, while also offering listeners a personal touch - a personal touch that the Funk Volume fans actually inspired. "I was inspired by the 'Still Movin' campaign that Funk Volume launched a few months back, by the stories of struggle and hardship that our fans shared," says SwizZz. "I'm talking about some of my own obstacles in life that I had to hurdle - friendship and loyalty, and family pressure to pursue a career path that I didn't want for myself."
East Coast Hip Hop Group Live Percenters To Release The Corners Involved 9/24 on HiPNOTT Records
Courtesy Kevin Nottingham.
HiPNOTT Records is proud to announce one of the dopest Hip Hop albums you will hear all year, The Corners Involved from East Coast Hip Hop group Live Percenters. Comprised of four members (Mellow Drum Addict, I-Be4Evr, Physical Graffiti, and producer Dukes Go Up), the Live Percenters are a group that diehard Hip Hop fans will easily digest.
The Corners Involved is a collage of sounds & styles that capture the essence of Hip Hop. With all production handled by Dukes Go Up, the album is a cohesive yet versatile project, crafted with creativity & individuality by all four members of the group. Features include Boog Brown, 7eventhirty, Carlitta Durand, and many more.
To catch a preview, check out the album's official promo trailer!