Connecticut emcee Hayze has recently joined the ranks of Esoteric, Bronze Nazareth, and MHz Legacy as the newest member of Man Bites Dog Records' roster, and has also become Apathy's young protégée. With the support of his potent new team, Hayze is gearing up to release his mixtape The Smokers Section, due out this December.
Hayze linked with fellow Connecticut rapper Apathy by pure chance when the King of CT walked into Hayze's recording session at Smoke The World's studio. "He sounded mad different from anything I was hearing at the time," says Apathy. "Most fans would probably expect me to champion someone who has a similar sound as Demigodz or AOTP, but that's exactly the opposite of what I heard from him and what I dug about his music."
MTV2 Dub Magazine Project Interviews Travis Barker About Plane Crash/Impact on His Life
MTV2’s “The Dub Magazine Project” Exclusive Interview with Travis Barker Discussing Plane Crash and Impact on His Life, as well as Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver DeSean Jackson, Hip Hop Legend Big Boi and Professional Racer Antron Brown
Beat Tape EP From Austin/Philly Producer Johnny Swindles
Courtesy Teflon John.
Thank you for taking the time to check this out. I am a beatmaker born and raised in Austin, TX currently residing in Philadelphia. Today I am presenting here my sophomore beat tape titled "Nephilim EP". For this release, the instrumentals are dark and brooding with hard modern drums, perfect for a bitter winter day.
I represent the LNS Crew and have previously produced (or have upcoming credits) for the following artists:
Kydd Jones (ATX)
Cory Kendrix (ATX)
Ced Hughes (ATX/VA)
Pusha Feek (PHI)
Young Savage (PHI)
Guilty Simpson & Apollo Brown "Dice Game" (AMAZON $6.99 ALBUM SALE!)
Courtesy Mello Music Group.
Two Detroit titans, Apollo Brown and Guilty Simpson, are joining forces for a collaborative album on Mello Music Group. The album is Dice Game.
Someone once said that life's a gamble. Kinda like shootin dice in an alley. The risk is high but the gain is higher, and when it's all said and done, you hold your breath and collect your dues. With lyrics that grip like a handful of ones, and beats that hit like ivory on cement, this album is just that, a Dice Game.
Sneak Peek: New Ice Loves Coco Episode Sunday on E!
Courtesy Laurie Sage.
Tune in to E! Sunday, at 10pm for an all new episode of Ice Loves Coco! Ice, Coco and the pups do not disappoint this season with all new adventures and milestone moments! On Sunday's episode, Coco brings up the topic of freezing her eggs with Ice; and she also gets to live out a dream by being a Meteorologist for a day.
As one of the early pioneers of explicit rap, Too $hort discloses his venture into the risqué genre despite repeated warnings from record industry executives. He explains, "They said that nobody would buy it, the record stores wouldn't carry it, and 'you just can't do it.' So I probably made three albums with no cursing until I finally said, 'I'm doin' it anyway.'" The rap veteran also discloses what happened when his mother discovered his explicit rap books in high school and put "the curse" on him. He reveals how shocked he was to discover that his signature song, "Blow The Whistle" came 20 years into his career at the age of 40. After some gentle nudging by two female dancers demonstrating the game, the industry legend joins in on the fun and plays with them. The Hip Hop Dance Experience will be available at the MSRP of $39.99 for both the Kinect for Xbox 360® and the Wii system from Nintendo on November 13th.
Video: TReZ (feat. N.O.R.E.) - "Illuminati Ya Body"
Queens is in the building as Astoria's TReZ and Lefrak City's N.O.R.E. take a chapter from the DaVinci Code for the Ric Rude produced single "Illuminati Ya Body." Directed by TReZ and edited by Lord Roc for Sixth Chakra Films, the visuals depict the duo protecting an Ancient Egyptian Relic from the hands of an Illuminati Assassin…Queens style. Stay tuned for more music from TReZ as the Q-Borough emcee nears completion of his currently untitled EP. "Illuminati Ya Body" is now available on iTunes!
Video - Game: "I'd Get in the Ring & Box With Gucci Mane"
DJ Vlad: Famed West Coast rapper Game shared his thoughts on Gucci Mane's recent Twitter challenge to box any rapper who will step in the ring with him. Game says that while "Gucci's my dude," he admitted that he would get in the ring with him for charity, because it's not a negative thing. Game also reveals what he thinks would happen if Mysonne got in the ring with Gucci Mane.
Super Fresh Philly Music prod. 2HB's w/ Acorn Moroco & DJ KB
Courtesy Robert M.
My brother Soul One introduced his cousin, Acorn Moroco to us, like yo he rap. Actually I think Acorn was like yo I rap. Regardless, it tends to be a death nell to good friendships- yo I rap. But on the strength of the "Bull" he def got to cop a dope 2hB track and not only did he finesse a fly song, he organized a dope video which really brought me back to my days hanging out in Philly & digging & eating. Please give this joint a listen, the slang and message is impeccable and fly. Peace-
Deep of the 2 Hungry Bros