This ni**a I was cool with/ Put him on some things/ But he started acting strange when he got a piece of change," raps Tez, using the song to examine the old adage of how money can change a person. While the song is stern and serious, the video, shot on Hollywood Boulevard, was more spur-of-the-moment, shot when Tez was in Los Angeles working on the video for his recent 106th & Park-debuted "Flick'n" video. "I saw the Bane character on the strip," says Tez, referring to the classic DC Comics character. "I told my videographer, "We have to shoot this video here.' It was a perfect fit, because I refer to Bane in my verse on the song."
Audio: The Cranberry Show "Leather Seats" f/ Mod Sun
Courtesy Nancy B.
Fast forwarding, The Cranberry Show are set to drop their third album, "The Jellyfish Theory", on May 23rd and here is another offering from that. "Leather Seats" sees three midwest creative forces coming together with this TSC x Mod Sun collabo over a Sango-produced beat. Enjoy!
Clyde Carson and Big K.R.I.T. on 'King Remembered In Time Tour' - West Coast Dates
Courtesy Greg Miller.
California artist Clyde Carson, creator of the every-city anthem "Slow Down," will be joining southern artist Big K.R.I.T. and Harlem rapper Smoke DZA for eight West Coast dates on the King Remembered In Time Tour starting May 24th. Full list of tour dates below.
"I enjoy touring and interacting with fans," states Carson. "Any opportunity I have to make that happen, I'm all for it. I appreciate Big K.R.I.T. extending the invite for the West Coast dates and look forward to performing familiar hits and introducing new ones."
Clyde Carson's smash single "Slow Down" made history in 2012 when it became the most played record of any year on Bay Area's KMEL radio. The song hit #1 on Los Angeles' rhythmic station Power 106 and became a top song in California, Arizona, Utah and Missouri. The music video, filmed in Carson's hometown of Oakland, CA has garnered close to 3 million views on VEVO. Fans can hear "Slow Down" on the 2012 mixtape S.T.S.A. (Something To Speak About).
Carson plans to follow up S.T.S.A. with the release of his Playboy album later this year. The first song from Playboy is the grown-and-sexy "Pour Up" produced by "Slow Down" collaborator Sho-Nuff.
King Remembered In Time Tour Dates
5/24 Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
5/25 La Jolla, CA @ Porter's Pub
5/26 Hollywood, CA @ Tru
5/28 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
5/29 Sacramento, CA @ Harlow's
5/30 Petaluma, CA @ Phoenix Theatre
5/31 Portland, OR @ Refuge
6/1 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Las Vegas hooligan Big B has just premiered his new video for "Here Comes The Lightning" online with VEVO. "Here Comes The Lightning" was co-written by Grammy-winning singer/songwriter P!nk and producer Butch Walker, and is the first single from Big B's new album Fool's Gold, which hits stores and online outlets July 9th on Suburban Noize Records.
Souls of Mischief Announce 50 City Still Infinity Tour w/ Live Band
Courtesy Hiero Imperium.
It’s hard to believe that 20 years have passed since the Oakland, California based rap group Souls of Mischief, consisting of Tajai, Opio, Phesto, and A-Plus, released their debut album 93 ‘til Infinity. The album and title track is widely considered a benchmark in the history of hip-hop music and culture not only in the US but worldwide. To commemorate this anniversary, the four-man crew will release a remix of the single “93 ‘til Infinity” featuring an all-star roster of talent (names to be announced this summer.) In addition, they will act as brand ambassadors for a limited capsule collection with iconic fashion and lifestyle brand Ecko, which also turns twenty this year. The celebration will culminate in a nationwide tour where Souls of Mischief will perform classic songs as well as new material with a live band.
Speaking on the evolution of hip-hop that has occurred since Souls of Mischief began their storied career, Hieroglyphics member Pep Love commented, “Hip-hop culture and music were destined to become pop culture from [the] beginning. Misrepresentation and exploitation are the only real problems. Hip-hop is socially conscious at its very core and its very essence. I believe that Hieroglyphics truly represents hip hop and going forward we will help to spark a resurgence and bring the true representation to the masses.”
With their constant touring, album releases, brand merchandising, infamous block parties, song placement in movie soundtracks and snowboard documentaries, and more, Souls of Mischief continue to remain a relevant, creative and inspirational force in music.
Get your plate, knife, fork and spoon ready for The Kitchen; in stores and available for digital download July 16th.
Hieroglyphics has been simmering for days upon days with the scent of sonic sustenance emanating from that place where hip hop warms the heart and stimulates the mind. The Kitchen. The Kitchen lp is an ALBUM that brings the ingredients of archival audio, new music and collaboration between turntablism, beat chopping and lyricism together to form an original authentic entree for your ears to devour and digest.
For this special project Hiero has enlisted the skills and support of Sacramento, Ca based DJ and beat chopping crew The Sleeprockers. They bring the skills of master chefs dealing with quality ingredients to create a concoction of seamless yet eclectic flavors for the rare hip hop palate. In the process, The Kitchen has come to embody a space for experimental collaboration that knows no limits or boundaries while maintaining a sense of respect for the tradition that these recipes come from. Hieroglyphics and The Sleeprockers are cooking in The Kitchen. This should be encouraging to the hungry hip hop and Hieroglyphics fan because the time to eat is coming soon. So get your plate, knife, fork and spoon ready for The Kitchen; in stores and available for digital download July 16th.
Video: Trek Life - "Just the Music" (prod. Duke Westlake)
Courtesy Press Life.
Cut to a laid back sunny southern California day. Take a walk down the street to the record store. Kick a verse alongside arts district murals. Give a pound to the homies. Dig through some crates. Feel the breeze. That's pretty much the recipe for Trek Life's opening visuals for the Duke Westlake produced lead single "Just The Music." Nothing left to do but relax and enjoy the music.
Audio: Snow Tha Product "Cali Luv" prod. by The Cataracs
You already know I'm not into this whole "leak" thing, because a promo is not a "leak", but this happened tonight...
Snow Tha Product "Cali Luv" produced by The Cataracs and Borgeous... she ripped that. Enjoy!