For the past seven years, The A3C Hip-Hop Festival has brought the best and brightest talent in hip-hop to Atlanta for one extraordinary event after another. This year, A3C will provide hip-hop fans with the chance to hear new music from their favorite artists as well as undiscovered talent on one compilation, A3C Volume 1, which is now available for pre-order.
A3C Volume 1 will feature new, exclusive music from artists participating in the 2011 A3C Hip-Hop Festival. A diverse array of new talent and respected veterans spanning over 45 tracks make this a collector’s item for any hip-hop enthusiast.
In the midst of the excitement for the up coming event, iHipHop Distribution presents the second single off of the forthcoming compilation, M.O.P. & Snowgoons' "Anybody Can Get It." The track is the first offering from M.O.P. following a two-year hiatus and also serves as a sneak preview for the M.O.P. & Snowgoons album that will be dropping later this year. The A3C Volume 1 compilation will be available everywhere October 4th on iHipHop and can be pre-ordered now on iTunes.
The seventh annual A3C Hip-Hop Festival will take place October 6th through 8th at The Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information on the Festival and the A3C Volume 1 compilation, please visit: www.A3Cfestival.com .
PR: Saukrates Announces Release of New Album Season One
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(September 22, 2011 – Brooklyn, NY) Canadian hip-hop veteran Saukrates is excited to announce the upcoming release of his new album, Season One. The album will be released in three parts; the first and second parts will each contain three songs and the full album, which will contain the first six songs plus six new songs will be released the first quarter of 2012. The first part contains the songs "Drop It Down" featuring Redman, "Say I," and "Na Na Na" is available now through a joint partnership between Frostbyte and eOne.
Saukrates, a Toronto-native who played an integral part in shaping much the country's hip-hop scene, made the transition from childhood violin prodigy to serious MC in the late 1990s. He met close friend Redman in 2000, and by 2005 had been featured on How High soundtrack with Red and Method Man, produced for the likes of Nas and Kardinal Offishall, and toured with fellow Canuck Nelly Furtado on her 2006 Loose Tour. And before Young Money fame, Saukrates was showing Drake the ropes, introducing him to other soon-to-be famous artists like Toronto producer Noah "40" Shebib.
Saukrates, who has long contributed to the meteoric rise of his Canadian cohorts, is proud to release his own upcoming album, Season One. Much of the production comes from both Saukrates and his Toronto comrade Rich Kidd, who also produced Soxx' single "Say I," which was recently used in Nike's Always On 24/7 campaign. Featured artists on the trilogy's first installment include Redman, OB O'Brien, Michelle Nyce, Richie Hennessey and Andreena Mill. Says Saukrates of the album, 'I've gone back to the basics... sharing simple melodies and interesting stories is what I've always done best and enjoyed the most. When it calls for collaborations I let that happen naturally. Friends and associates I've been anxious to work with and vise versa make it easy to accomplish my 'lofty' ideas!"
After working with each other for 11 years, Redman joins Saukrates once again in Season One's first video and lead single, "Drop It Down." The visual harkens back to the days of the iconic iPod commercials: fluorescent colored backgrounds against the distinguishable silhouettes of Soxx, Red, and a couple of ladies. And don't let the animated doodles Sauk made using Nintendo DSI fool you; the song is bona fide club-ready.
"These are all songs that I have recorded over the last eleven years," explains Unity. "Most are rare and raw recordings that that fans can only get here, but a few of the tracks presented will be promotional giveaway’s for bigger projects that have just been released for sale on itunes and through other online retailers this year."
Each group of songs has it’s own unique story that goes along with it. The series demonstrates a vast range of style and features cameos from voices like Planet Asia, Kinetic 9 of KillaArmy and P.E.A.C.E. of The Freestyle Fellowship to name a few.
Be sure to follow this soundcloud page and this series of releases to stay up on all this good music coming your way for free until the end of the year!!!
L.A. hip-hopper Blu is most known for his rapping talents, but he's putting his beats on full display with his new production album Open, on which he produced every track. On the new single "Avenge Of The Cheap" (one of two Open tracks with vocals from Blu himself), Blu trades verses with frequent collaborator Sene over his own funky, dusty production. The moral of the story? Life is like a cheap-ass merry-go-round.
Open contains never-before-heard vocal tracks from a collection of up-and-coming rappers that Blu hand-picked for the project, including Sene, Fresh Daily, Scienze, Versis, Aaron Smartz, Tribe of Levi, and more. The album hits stores everywhere next Tuesday (9/27), and is currently available for pre-order. The CD is now shipping early from Nature Sounds, where each purchase comes with an instant free download of the album's instrumentals, and fans can check out snippets of every track.