Hailing from Stamford, Connecticut, Painkilling Music Group‘s frontman Sikai hooks up with KevinNottingham.com to preset his latest project, Painkilling: 1500MG. Running at 17 tracks deep, the album includes the KN-featured singles “Bang Boogie”, “D.R.U.G.S.”, and “Falling Star”.
Audio: "I'm Goin' In Freestyle" - Philly's The Real "D-N-A"
Courtesy Sims PR.
The art of freestyle and battle rap is alive and well in 2013, and one need look no further than Philadelphia to find some of the most vicious mic marauders in the country. "I'm Goin' In" spotlights North Philly rapper D-N-A (short for "Dat Nigga Ant") doing just what he says - "goin' in" on anyone who dare test his bullyish bars.
He calls himself The Real D-N-A, not to be mistaken for the young battle rapper DNA from Queens, New York...who The Real D-N-A has respect for, but who he says doesn't EVER want to see him in a battle.
Look for more of D-N-A on Mars Co-op's New Release
Words From King Midas and Friends - DUE OUT FEBRUARY 26
ON PHILADELPHIA'S T.U.B. RECORDS
[home of mars co-op & malik b of the roots, d-n-a, takia, rokie rokstarr & more]
Irangeles (Iran/Los Angeles) lyricist Malkovich presents the Hashim Thomas-directed music video for "Lies", his Evilldewer-produced single from his new album Great Expectations, written and recorded in New York City, New Orleans, Atlanta and Los Angeles after giving up his home and possessions to travel indefinitely. Expectations is the followup to his Ayatollah Presley mixtape hosted by deejay/producer House Shoes.
Audio: 7evenThirty - GOD (Georgia Anne Muldrow Remix)
Courtesy Mello Music Group.
Today is a special day for Mello Music Group, as our family 7evenThirty celebrates the life & memory of his little girl Jada. In many traditions it is believed that spirits live on as long as we remember them. With that thought we share with everyone today an amazing remix from Georgia Anne Muldrow of the song dedicated to Jada titled "GOD". Laurie Walker sings the emotive chorus while 7even recollects the life changing time he spent with Jada. Listen and let the lyrics and energy resonate within as we keep alive all those we love through song.
Wild Pack, were a young music group based out of the Bay Area.. San Leandro, all starting at San Lorenzo High School. We all used to just mess around & freestyle, but as we matured we realized we can really make our dreams into reality.. & it's more of a Destination now. Were really trying to make it.. - Dream
Multiple Skillz & J.DotMusik 'When Two Worlds Meet'
Courtesy Park Street PR.
Multiple Skillz returns with a five track free download to give a taste of what to expect in 2013. Here Multiple Skillz teams up with London producer JDot Musik to create 'When Two Worlds Meet', something special that is already getting the thumbs up from some of the UK's most respected blogs & deejay's. The EP also features the vocal talents of Shelina who can be heard on 'Candy' and 'Green Eyes', helping to give this release its diverseness. They say good things come in small packages and that's definitely the case here as this short but very entertaining promo is a 'must have' release.
February 05th 2013 -- Literally on the eve of the release of the eagerly awaited episode of TV One's Unsung spotlighting pioneering East Coast rap duo EPMD, one half of the Brentwood, New York, group, Parish "PMD" Smith, announces his extensive plans for a 2013 and beyond global takeover.
As of today's date, the self-professed Mic Doc's entire solo catalog; Shade' Business, Business Is Business, The Awakening, as well as the legendary entity's '08 entry We Mean Business, becomes available digitally through a joint business deal with PMD's own longstanding Boondox imprint, in association with RBC Records.
Following this exciting new venture, February 27th valiantly marks the "official" return to musical form of the ground-breaking Hit Squad crew; EPMD, Redman, K-Solo, Das EFX, Keith Murray, DJ Scratch, Tom J from the Knucklehedz, Sean Strange, Method Man, among others, with the DJ Rondevu hosted 2 Turntables & A Microphone.
On April 09th, PMD will also debut his offshoot project, Welcome To The Goondox, a collaborative effort with the aforementioned Strange and the Snowgoon's DJ Illegal. The ambitious LP features high profile appearances from Jedi Mind Tricks' Jus Allah, Smoothe Da Hustler, Swifty McVay of D-12, N.O. The God, Swollen Members, Chief Kamachi, Esoteric, Reef the Lost Cauze, Knucklehedz' Tom J and more.
And...If that isn't already more than enough, brace yourselves because PMD will finally unleash his very own, not to mention long overdue, solo collection, Handle Your Business, slated for May 05th, which will be succeeded by a Hit Squad DVD, which documents their historical summer 2012 tour trek. PMD will be kicking off his solo tour March 29th in Milan, Italy, and it'll commence in New York City, USA, on April 08th.
In closing, PMD gushes excitedly, "It's just good to be independent at a time where Hip-Hop needs to be educated." Concluding, he makes his point quite clear, "We switched to being forced on our growth to being creative again!"
Unsung: EPMD airs Wednesday February 06th...
2 Turntables & A Microphone, Welcome To The Goondox and Handle Your Business, will follow suit on 02/27, 04/09 and 05/05/13 respectively...