It takes an inventive and creative mind to stand out as an MC in todayís crowded climate. 7evenThirty has a sound and style unlike any other. The Jackson, Mississippi native has spent years grinding, finding his sound for the album Heavenís Computer - a concept LP that has been taking hip hop heads on a ride ever since it was released last month. 7evenThirtyís space age gangster narratives take the run of the mill gangster persona and complicates then deepens it by examining it in the context of other planets and space travel.
Brooklyn-born, Vermont Transplant and now Colorado resident BURNTmd delivers the latest leak titled "Together" off his forthcoming project The Green Invasion, scheduled to drop in December. Using various scratch samples, including cameos and drops from the likes of Necro, Copywrite and Akrobatik, the DJ Grazzhoppa produced heater sets the framework for the good doctor to drop his sharp rhymes and captivating content. "Together" is an ode to humanity, whereby BURNTmd commands us to do better for both each other, and the planet. Stay tuned for more leaks off The Green Invasion.
KON Sci of MindsOne presents the first single, "Dire Straits", off his upcoming winter release on Soulspazm Records titled "And Beyond". Following the critically acclaimed release of "Self Reliance" with his North Carolina based crew MindsOne, KON Sci of Washington DC ventures into the solo realm with a gritty boom bap self produced song "Dire Straits". The single pays homage and respect to the forefathers who deeply influenced him. KON Sci credits the Gang Starr Foundation with much attention to respective artists DJ Premier, Guru, M.O.P, Jeru The Damaja, and Group Home, as a driving force behind his involvement in beatmaking and MCing. "Dire Straits" presents a mood that served as the catalyst for KON Sci's undying passion for the Hip Hop culture in the mid 1990s to the present day. To cap off the force of "Dire Straits", KON Sci and Soulspazm have released the video for the single as well. Stay tuned for the release of "And Beyond" on Soulspazm Records this winter.*
Video: Octavion X (of Suburban District), "The Making Of VIGILANTE (Ep. 1)
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Richmond, Virginia representative Octavion X is showing us the behind the scenes of his next project called Vigilante, dropping November 26th via Respect The Fresh. It's the third and final installment of his three-project series with Richmond's own DJ Shermski. The episode is directed by Premium Blendz of The Dope Life Blog and takes you through an average weekend in Richmond. Accompany Octavion as he visits a rooftop wit Dr. Millionaire, rides through Richmond, and records with DJ Gringo. The visual also includes appearances by North Carolina producer and one half of Tokyo Ave Conrizzle as well as a cameo by local Richmond legend Nickelus F. Octavion's most recent release was Beer For Breakfast with his crew Suburban District.
Life is good for Karma Jonze. Since the release of her '11 LP Random Blue Daze, Karma has released two mixtapes, gone on tour, and performed multiple times at SXSW '12. Now is the time to show and prove for Mz. Jonze. On November 29th, Karma's EP "Hungover" drops and this is the first release from the project...