CL Smooth (Finally) Returns With "The Emancipation Of Corey Penn!"
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It's been nearly six long years since legendary Mount Vernon, by way of New Rochelle, New York, veteran emcee CL Smooth unleashed his critically lauded debut solo LP, American Me. However, the self-proclaimed "Mecca Don" has finally returned with the Kenny Ali II laced "Ask About Me," the lead offering from Smooth's highly anticipated, soon-to-be released sophomore collection, The Emancipation Of Corey Penn.
"Ask About Me," a jazzy, head nodder, sees the "Caramel King" waxing poetics, while firing off this warning shot to all those non-believers and naysasyers, while in typical CL fashion still showing and proving to always be "top fifty all-time dead or alive." It's undoubtedly another (future) classic for the record books.
This year also marks the 20th anniversary of, arguably, one of the greatest Hip-Hop albums in music history, Pete Rock & CL Smooth's Mecca and the Soul Brother. The since reunited hit-making Money Earnin' rap duo, who ended their fifteen plus years feud in 2010, have been touring the world together as of late, with a trio of international dates later this month taking place at the Jazz Cafe in London, England, and, even more spectacular than that, are currently working on their anxiously awaited, still untitled, "official" fourth studio opus.
The Emancipation Of Corey Penn is slated to be unveiled in early 20-13! Stay tuned...
Releasing the first visual from his recently released EP, "The Wonderful World of Jermaine Liriano", Uni V Sol brings the track LOVELY, directed by Jose Santiago, to life with a futuristic love-story theme. As two robots, one of which is keen to appear more human like fall in love, in the premier video from Uni V Sol's latest endeavor, their feelings for each other can't be denied and their true personalities shine through.
Miles Jones Set to Release The Jones Act Part III October 23
TORONTO, ON - Toronto born-and-bred DJ, producer, songwriter, rapper and definitive multi-talented musician, Miles Jones, is set to release his highly-anticipated album, The Jones Act Part III, on October 23. Coming out through his own label, Mojo Records and Publishing, the release features collaborations with fellow Canadian hip-hop mainstays like Kae Sun, D-Sisive, Kayo, Ghettosocks, Tona and A-Jaxx. Jones is excited to be performing the full album for his hometown on November 21 at Revival in Toronto.
Blending futuristic beats with that unassailable boom-bap head nod quality and familiar strains of house, Jones has crafted a critically-acclaimed brand of urban music that speaks to his eclectic upbringing in one of the most multicultural cities in the world. His infectious charisma at live shows can be in part attributed to the early influence of his father, Hedley Jones Jr., an influential DJ in Toronto’s club scene.
After releasing his 2006 debut, One Chance, as his graduating thesis at McMaster University, Jones began working on his 2009 sophomore release, Runaway Jones. Featuring some of the top players in Canada’s hip hop scene, including Boi-1da, Black Milk, Percee P, Kae Sun and Shad K, the album charted at number three on iTunes Canada and received sync placements on CBS’s CSI: Las Vegas, ABC’s Rookie Blue and on the 2010 CTV Olympic Broadcast. While garnering international acclaim, the album won Jones a Toronto Independent Music Award for “Song of the Year” and a prize for the 2010 Billboard Song Contest.
In addition to his activities as a DJ, producer, singer/songwriter and owner of Mojo Records and Publishing, Jones is a contributing affiliate of the creative group AMDcollective, which has produced most of his unique visuals, including the back-alley-rap video for his song “Never Wrong (Remix).” The video was picked up by MTV and accompanied his breakthrough into the U.S. marketplace.
As inventive in business as he is in the studio, Jones recently co-created the Catch Me In The Rye Comic Book with writer and illustrator Ben Roboly. Based in his second home of New York City, the comic gives visual backdrop and expands on the story told in Jones’ recent single “Catch Me In The Rye”. There are 11 more issues to come, each based on the premise of a different song on The Jones Act Part III.
Early reviews for The Jones Act Part III signal another hit for young Jones.
Tracklisting Miles Jones’ The Jones Act Part III:
Raw featuring Tona
Catch Me In The Rye
Fresh featuring Kae Sun
Catch My Breath
Scorpio featuring D-Sisive & Ghettosocks
Sweet Lies featuring Kayo & A-Jaxx
D. Allie here. I would like to share a new track with you guys from my band Cold English. It's called "You and I." I wrote this song for all the people I've come across that have made a difference in my life. Hope you enjoy it and if you do please spread the word. If you're local to the Detroit area we have a show next week that you can read about below. Peace and love until next time.
Here's the new video for Vinnie Paz's "The Oracle" produced by DJ Premier. This one is from Vinnie's upcoming album, "God of the Serengeti," available next Monday, October 22nd. You can still pre-order the t-shirt/CD bundle for only $25 through this Friday directly from our store at www.merchdirect.com/jedimindtricks .
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* Snow Tha Product - Hola
* Big Ol' Dirty Bucket - Mic Smoke
* Ollie OX - Huff N' Puff
* Toussaint Morrison - The Girl From The Liquor Store
* G.T.P. - We Are (off of The Just Ron Files album)
* Tah Phrum Duh Bush w/ Ciph Diggy, iAreConscious, Super King Armor, K. Gaines, Demostina, and Coole High - Nightmares In The Daytime
* Jake Palumbo w/ Reef The Lost Cauze - Good Fight
* Hired Gun - And For My Next Trick
* Top $ Raz - ON
* Coolzey - wire mother vs cloth mother