"Girls All Around" is a track inspired by the classic dancehall sound which invaded New York City in the early to mid 90's. The rudeboy hook, as well as the title, fully explains what the song is about but it's still all Hip-Hop though, with a hard knocking beat and rhymes that make this one a late entry contender for a summer anthem. The track is already starting to ring off in the clubs and dancehalls and is anticipated to become a DJ and fan favorite.
Video - Serius Jones Conquers Charlie Clips on SmackHD
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Here is this crazy URL / SmackHD video from Jones' winning lyrical battle against Charlie Clips. The video has received nearly a quarter million views in less than two days, so find out what all the fuss is about if you haven't seen the action yet!
Video: Skiff - Van Wilder (Single From Wyclef's New Artist)
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Skiff is a young emcee from San Francisco, CA. After collaborating with Wyclef a few years ago, Clef took him on board as one of the first artists on his newly-launched All Handz On Deck record label. These days Skiff has been hard at work in the studio in New York City prepping new music for his debut release on the label, and "Van Wilder" serves as the first offering from what Skiff has been preparing.
Today feels heavier than most. For those of you who don't know, today is the 2nd year death anniversary of my friend and one of my biggest inspirations: Micheal "Eyedea" Larsen. To honor this day, I've released the first song from my upcoming album Flowers for my Father. The video is called Micheal and you can view it here.
Hip-Hop group Zion I continue to forge new ground musically on their latest LP ShadowBoxing, a beat-heavy hip-hop album decidedly grittier than past projects. Always pushing the literal—and figurative—needle forward, the duo, consisting of emcee Zumbi and producer Amp Live, have once again created something experimental and heartfelt. ShadowBoxing features guests such as Bassnectar, Grouch & Eligh, Collie Buddz and Goapele.
In hip-hop, as in life, there are few things more important than family. And no one embodies the bonds of brotherhood better than The Lytics, the five-man Winnipeg crew whose bid for genre supremacy has long been a family affair.