Hip-hop veteran producer J Rawls (who's produced for the likes of Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Masta Ace, Slum Village, Beastie Boys, El Da Sensei, J-Live, and his own group Lone Catalysts) gives a glimpse at his creative process in this clip. Watch as Rawls takes a sample, sets it to some drums, and comes up with a knocking instrumental. J Rawls' new album "The Hip-Hop Affect" is now in stores everywhere.
"Big or small" is the first single off Madd Caesar's upcoming album "The Bar is Open".The high energy track features Solis Cin who's lyrics are carried by Madd Hatter's distinctive boom bap beat. Be on the lookout for the full album release on October 31st along with visuals for the single.
Popular music and film fest, CMJ, will bring Passalacqua to New York City for the first time Friday October 21st at Fifth Estate (Brooklyn). Doors open at 8pm.
Passalacqua is a collaboration showcasing two up-and-coming hip-hop artists from Detroit (the place where we throw beer bottles at Odd Future). Mister and Blak Smith meld their unique styles, personal inspirations and perspectives atop samples of jazz, funk and Northern soul over tight, chopping beats. Gracefully compacted lyricism throughout, with refreshing dips into the dreamy grooves of trip-hop.
Following the success of Basic Vocab’s General Dynamic and A Better Way, multi-platinum producer, Tony Galvin (whose credits include songs by T.I., Dynas, Cee Lo, Young Jeezy, Nicki Minaj, Dead Prez, etc.), returns with the newest group on the AVX Music Group, called Spoken Thought. Hailing from Miami, FL, Spoken Thought consists of emcees Joe Turman and Real Cypha. Their debut single, “The Formula”, serves as the precursor to their upcoming album, And So It Begins, which will be released in the Winter of 2012.
"I wanted to document all that went into making an album start to finish, releasing it & the daily grind of an independent artist. The cameras followed me around for the last 6 months during the creation of For The Record, we covered much more than just my life as a rapper, we covered my life. For The Record the album in stores 11.1.11 For The Record the docuseries coming soon!"