I got started rhyming heavily when I was 13 years old. At the time my Uncle was managing a singer named JoJo. I reached out to my Uncle to hear me rap, and he told me I sucked. From then on, I kept rhyming and now here we are in 2013.
A 22 year-old rhymer hailing from Edmonton, Canada, Jo Thrillz first made noise with the release of his mixtape “The Gooniest” in late 2011. Since then, Jo has been building a growing buzz with the release of eye-catching music videos (some of which are approaching 100K views), his second mixtape “Just Another Weekend,” and many full-throttle, energy-packed performances.
The Beatfonics crew is proud to present "Beats Amore", this fifth release is out exactly one year after the first one. Taking inspiration from the vast array of Italian songwriters, composers and performers, The Beatfonics Crew wanted to celebrate their own country putting new flavour in some classic expressions of what Italy used to be back in the days.
Check out the newest single off JNATURAL's upcoming album BAD WOMAN RISING. The track is called AINT NOTHING SACRED, produced by SLY. The song deals with sexual freedom and the right to love who you want to love. ENJOY!
I am reaching out to you again to post our latest track entitled "Alter-Ego" by Vaunfe. It is a sick track with new age flow, beat and lyrics. Just as the name suggests this track is sure to bring the heat with crazy vocals.
New EP From Brooklyn's A-Alikes Available June 11th, 2013!
Courtesy Hanif S.
Consisting of rappers Ness and K, A-Alikes formed in Tallahassee, Florida in the late nineties. In those heady days of the underground hip hop movement they banged out beats, rhymes and progressive ideology in ‘The Attic’, a spot where they’d build on everything from the future of hip-hop to fanning the flames of hope for Black and Brown youth. It was there that they connected with their Peoples Army/R.B.G. comrades Stic.man and M-1 of dead prez. This fertile environment allowed the crews to cultivate a delicate balance between the reality of the streets and the revolutionary philosophy that remains the backbone of A-Alikes’ powerful and poignant lyrical exposition.
It’s been an eventful time since those early days and A-Alikes have long since relocated to Brooklyn where they are mainstays as musical icons and proponents of progressive community activism. Whether it’s conducting interviews for their upcoming documentary film Ballot or the Bullet, performing and setting up fundraising events for the burgeoning Occupy Movement, working on their ‘Eat Right’ online campaign, or simply tearing down stages at local events, the A-Alikes have been all about putting their words into action.
"We went through a phase where we were looking for the right "home" for the project but the labels we met up with either didn't understand A-Alikes’ music or wanted to control it to an extent," explains Ness from A-Alikes. "With Hard Boiled/eOne we basically get the freedom to do us but still have a team riding wit us, helping us get our music to the people."
“We are thrilled to be working with A-Alikes and Guerilla Nation," adds Charles Book (President of Hard Boiled Records). "These guys walk the walk and give sincere voice to an audience that has been too often ignored in today’s disposable and highly commercialized musical environment. This is music for the heart, soul and mind and I can’t wait to help share the great things this group has in store with the rest of the world.”
"Therapy Session" is a riveting track from Edmonton based emcee Young Tox. "Therapy Session" is the 4th video release from Tox's debut mixtape, Intoxicated. The talented emcee introspectively answers questions from a therapist about women, betrayal, trust issues, and much more. The emcee is comfortable with his transparency as evidenced by the topics that he covers.
A new SICKNESS is spreading in young men & women of underground Hip Hop culture nationwide & overseas. In this ongoing new video series, SHUX is determined to expose all artists who he believes has the ILLNESS. Shoot Da Gift is a must see for all people associated with Hip Hop and rap music.
With "Cadillacs & Chevys," Benton continues to develop a distinct visual vocabulary, as the video opens with the rapper cruising down the street, reclining on the hood of a car, before cutting to clips of Jarren dancing with manic energy, perched on a billboard, and narrowly dodging traffic cones. The video, and song, come to a head with the track's chorus, as Benton parties on a bus while wearing his signature fur tail hat. All this comes together to cement Benton's undeniable uniqueness as a rapper who is willing to grapple with the absurd without becoming a parody.