This song has been through a few name changes since I recorded it last Tuesday. It was originally titled Bubba Ho Tep, after the Bruce Campbell film [for obvious reasons]. Then I renamed it Don Mckellar, after the brilliant Candian director/actor, for patriotic reasons. After sitting on that title, I decided to not give this one a NAME name. It's the Asian Elvis jumpoff so I wanted it to be simple. My home inspired the majority of the lyrics. Positively and negatively. So it made sense to go with the home of the mixtape's inspiration.
Let the games begin!
Hope you enjoy. <3 Derek
instrumental produced: Black Milk [taken from Danny Brown|Dada from the LP Black And Brown | Please purchase Black And Brown off iTunes]
Video: Stu Bangas & Vanderslice Ft. Apathy, Alchemist, Evidence & Roc Marciano - "The Gusto"
On August 28th, producers Stu Bangas & Vanderslice will release their new album, Diggaz With Attitude, via Man Bites Dog Records. Already, the duo has released the album's cover artwork and impressive track list, which includes features from Ill Bill, Vinnie Paz, Esoteric, Celph Titled, Blaq Poet, and many more, including Apathy, Alchemist, Evidence, and Roc Marciano, who show up on the album's lead single, "The Gusto." Stu Bangas & Vanderslice are excited to release the official video for that single today.
Moonshine Bandits Release New Song "Super Goggles" Average Joe's Country Mix by Shannon Houchins & Announce New Tour Dates
Central California’s country outlaws, the Moonshine Bandits have released their new digital single, "Super Goggles" Average Joe's Country Mix by Shannon Houchins online at http://bit.ly/MazP62. The single hit all digital retailers including iTunes at http://bit.ly/SuperGoggles_iTunes. Moonshine Bandits have also announced their summer tour dates, which will see the band performing at X-Fest and on select dates with the Kottonmouth Kings and Rehab.
The Moonshine Bandits continue to knock down doors with their new album “Whiskey and Women". The group's latest video for “My Kind Of Country” exploded on legendary country music channel CMT, racking up 100,000 views and earning them a spot on the “High Five Countdown” two weeks in a row. The video peaked at #1 on the countdown beating out high profile, major label artists like Toby Keith and Taylor Swift. The video is just another notch on the Moonshine Bandits belt, as their video for “Get Loose” continues to infect listeners' virally with more than 2.5 million plays, and "For The Outlawz" featuring country superstar Colt Ford is right behind at 1.2 million plays.
The Moonshine Bandits new album “Whiskey and Women" is in stores now courtesy of Suburban Noize Records and available online at http://bit.ly/ylx8EF. The album features guest appearances by Danny Boone of Rehab, Sunny Ledfurd, and country superstar Colt Ford.
MOONSHINE BANDITS TOUR DATES:
7/17 – Flagstaff, AZ - Museum Club 7/19 – Mesa, AZ - Toby Keiths Bar 7/20 – Penn Valley, CA - Smoking Oaks BBQ 7/21 – Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades 7/27 – Hickman, CA - Private Show 7/28 – Santa Rosa, CA - Private Show 8/03 – Bakersfield, CA - On The Rocks 8/04 – Modesto, CA - X Fest 8/07 – Milwaukee, WI - The Rave w/ Kottonmouth Kings 8/09 – Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge w/ Kottonmouth Kings 8/11 – Detroit, MI - Harpo’s Concert Theatre w/ Kottonmouth Kings 8/13 – Cleveland, OH - Peabodys w/ Kottonmouth Kings 8/14 – Buffalo, NY - Infinity w/ Kottonmouth Kings 8/15 – Allentown, PA - The Croc w/ Kottonmouth Kings 8/17 – New York, NY - BB Kings w/ Kottonmouth Kings 8/18 - Boston, MA - Royal w/ Kottonmouth Kings 8/19 - Springfield, VA - Empire w/ Kottonmouth Kings 8/21 – Charlotte, NC - Amos Southend w/ Kottonmouth Kings 8/23 - Dallas, TX - Trees w/ Rehab 8/24 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar w/ Rehab 8/25 - Helotes, TX - Josabi's Festival w/ Rehab 8/26 - Longview, TX - The Levee w/ Rehab 8/27 - Harker Heights, TX - The Music Vault w/ Rehab 8/28 - Austin, TX - Red Eyed Fly w/ Rehab 8/30 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room w/ Rehab 8/31 - Las Vegas, NV - Cheyenne Saloon w/ Rehab 9/01 - San Diego, CA - SOMA w/ Rehab 9/03 - Fresno, CA - Fulton 55 w/ Rehab 9/04 - Bakersfield, CA - B Ryders w/ Rehab 9/05 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst w/ Rehab 9/06 - Arcata, CA - Mazzottis w/ Rehab 9/07 - San Miguel, CA - The Ranch w/ Rehab 9/08 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades w/ Rehab 9/09 - Reno, NV - Knitting Factory Concert House w/ Rehab 9/11 - Billings, MT - Manny's w/ Rehab 9/12 - Missoula, MT - Top Hat w/ Rehab 9/13 - Coeur D'Alene, ID - The Grail w/ Rehab 9/14 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon w/ Rehab 9/15 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre w/ Rehab 9/17 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House w/ Rehab 9/18 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge w/ Rehab 9/19 - Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theatre w/ Rehab 9/20 - Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep w/ Rehab 9/21 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater w/ Rehab 9/22 - Fort Collins, CO - Aggie Theatre w/ Rehab 9/26 - Sioux Falls, SD - Rookies Music Theatre w/ Rehab 9/27 - Aberdeen, SD - Dakota Event Center w/ Rehab 9/28 - Mankato, MN - Red Rocks Bar w/ Rehab 10/5 – Kernersville, NC - Bucked Up Super Saloon 10/6 – Hickory, NC - Wizard Saloon
About the Song: "Tiger" is very strange to me. I created the track not expecting it to be released on any official project but after sending it to BTG management, we were convinced it was something more. What is Tiger? For me, the word tiger is synonymous with releasing rage and just letting loose. In this song, I do just that as I flip words and exercise my inner thoughts. Being that its the first single off my debut album titled "Standing Ovation", I'm hoping to carry the energy of "Tiger" across the entire project. Bar for bar, no slaking and no short cuts. Being abstract mentally and lyrically sound is something I pride myself on and I'm hoping that "Tiger" expresses that". V3RB
MP3: 40Love - "Anywhere" Feat. Black Spade, Anthony Coleman II
40Love can see their album release date (July 24th) on the horizon, and the group has no plans on slowing their roll before then. Now, the San Francisco-based squad is releasing their third single from Dreams Don’t Sleep, "Anywhere," which was premiered by Okayplayer.
"The song is about conveying the beauty of traveling, performing music, and keeping it genuine," explains rapper G-OFF, who, along with MC/vocalist Miss Haze and DJ/Producers Mikos and The Whooligan, just finished a fulfilling tour in Europe sponsored by skateboarding company FTC. "There’s nothing like seeing the world and establishing strong connections with like-minded people while truly being yourself."
For their new cooled-out track, 40Love called upon long-time friend Black Spade to help flesh out the concept, lay down the hook, and drop a verse. According to group, Spade brought "a fly but raw element" to "Anywhere," while G-OFF and Miss Haze laced the track with soulful braggadocio over a brass-infused beat, compliments of trumpeter Anthony Coleman II. "We can and will be anywhere and everywhere at any given time," says The Whooligan. "Shinning, grinding, hustling – no one is going to stop us."
The Iron Cobra - Brand New Likwuid & 2HB Collabo Track
The title technically signifies a drum pedal but is indicative of the murderously massive kick that strikes throughout the 2hB beat over an Alan Parson's Project sample.
The title also indicative of the poisonous melody and bass you will inject into your music listening apparatus to make your car, head, cell, stereo swell like Cobra Venom (Kungfu Hustle style).
But it's more than a song about my beat. There's quite a layering of depth that Likwuid applies like a Master Mason. But it's only a brick for Likwuid's free spirited project, Likwuidity. It's what we're doing till we get things buckled down and solidified for the completion of Grace. Don't hold your breath to hear Likwuid over a band's interpretation of 2HB beats because you really do not have to. She's banging out tuff titty material for you to absorb and blast in your means of transport.
Iron Cobra venom is set to spray then float in the summer air if you'll have it.
Peep the Bandcamp link for free access to this super duper track- Iron Cobra
Video: Tech N9ne Talks R.A. The Rugged Man Collaboration
Tech N9ne has done some unforgettable collaborations throughout his career, even releasing a four-part "collabos" series of albums. But until recently he'd never worked with fellow underground rap kingpin R.A. The Rugged Man. In this interview (courtesy of Faygoluvers), Tech speaks on the first collaboration between the two, set to appear on the Rugged Man's highly anticipated new album Legends Never Die. He also discusses R.A.'s personality and the history between the two artists. Legends Never Die drops later this year on Nature Sounds.