LRG sponsored, Brooklyn MC, G.R.A.M.Z and his 4Fun set have been making some serious noise in the NY scene as of late. Recently he's been added to this year's Smoker's Club Tour with Curren$y, shared the stage with A$AP crew and Smoke DZA at NYC's Highline Ballroom, been featured in articles with the Village Voice, and more.
Coming off the heels of his remix producer album Phazed Out (mixed by DJ Rhettmatic), ARIA Award winning producer M-Phazes offers the 'Untagged/No DJ' album version bonus track "Holdin' It Down", featuring industry upcomer Emilio Rojas and burgeoning R&B/Soul singer-songwriter Rich Rivera, available for individual download. The single, which was previously only made available as an 'album only' download, showcases M-Phazes signature use of soulful melodies and loose smacking drums, coupled with Emilio's sincere rhymes about staying true to his identity through the trials and tribulations of his success as an artist.
PR: J.Pinder Brand New Video and Single "Never No"
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We're very excited to announce the brand new single and video from Seattle's own J.Pinder entitled "Never No." Produced by Kuddie Fresh, and featuring songstress Dice, "Never No" is soulful, insightful, and motivating music. Shot in San Francisco, directed by John Coyne and Trevor Traynor, "Never No" made its official debut on MTVu and MTV.com yesterday, and the Video and Single hit teh interwebs (and Itunes) today!
ONE OF THIS COUNTRY'S MOST PROMISING ARTIST'S TO DATE, RICTA, HAS ANNOUNCED HE WILL BE RELEASING HIS DEBUT LP 'SNACKS & DECEPTION' ON MAY 26th 2012, BOASTING A BUFFETT OF BOOM BAP BEATS FROM THE LIKES OF THE RETURNERS & JUSOUL AS WELL AS SELF PRODUCED TRACKS AND INTERNATIONAL GUEST APPEARANCES FROM CRAIG G, REKS & DIZZY DUSTIN.
Coventry, UK - Birmingham Bred, Coventry based rapper Ricta is currently recording his official debut album Snacks & Deception. One of this year's most anticipated albums; it drops May 26th, 2012 through Ricta's own Beat Back Records. Ricta's debut will be a silver plate served musical meal for Hip Hop fans, Classic boom-bap production and scratching alongside Ricta's real life experiences and stories means that the project will be overflowing with creative content.
Getting his first taste of hip hop coming up as a DJ / Graffiti writer in the Stalingrad twinned Coventry City, UK. Ricta studied the local scene intently, originally starting out as a DJ his focus would eventually turn from DJ'ing to becoming an Emcee, since then he has been hard at work both on the live circuit and in the studio.
Bringing an array of both self and guest-produced tracks Ricta is set to prove that boom bap beats are here to stay, combined with his distinctive voice, intelligent lyrics and a vibe reminiscent to that of rap's golden era a winning formula is undeniably here, forget gangsterism's and forced punch lines this is straight up, no gimmicks Hip Hop.
Ricta also boasts a capturing live show and is often joined on stage by fellow label mate (Beat Back Records) and rapper Idyllic, over recent years they have performed alongside the likes of... KRS-ONE, Akala, Kano, Ugly Duckling, GZA, Tinie Tempah, Jehst, Micall Parknsun, Plan B, Blackalicious, Wiley, Jaguar Skills, Rodney P & Skitz, Example, The SnowGoons & Many More as well as performing at many of the UK's top music festivals.
In 2009 he launched his own independent record label 'Beat Back Records' and secured sponsorship with the Midlands based music, arts and clothing collective 'SIKA Studios'. In April of 2010 Ricta released his first single 'Rock Caps' which was extremely well received and was consequently licensed for use on the BBC Television Programme 'No Hats No Trainers', as well as receiving much welcomed radio air-play. The release of the Expocate EP in July of the same year featured US rapper Rebel UN and Czech producer Drepo. This is only the beginning yet already Ricta has carved his own niche right into the side of the UK music.
Hood Platinum and G-Man Entertainment join forces to release the latest single from Double XL. "Troy P" is a song that will definitely having everybody getting out of their seat and is sure to heat up the airwaves in the upcoming months. Powered by Revo Media.
Qwazaar & Batsauce have released the 'Bat Meets Blaine Remixes' featuring remixes from Maker, Paten Locke, Willie Evans Jr, Jackson Jones, Pore, Silence, Wes Restless & Batsauce. This is only available as a free download from Galapagos4.
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Track list: 1. Thanks (Pore Remix) 2. A Choice (Paten Locke Remix) 3. I Know (Willie Evans Jr Remix) 4. Never Weaker (Maker Remix) 5. Chop Em Down (Batsauce Remix) 6. Shake (Batsauce Remix) 7. Eye To The Sky (Jackson Jones Remix) 8. If It Seems Wrong (Batsauce Remix) 9. Power (Silence Remix) 10. What Love (Wes Restless Remix) 11. I'm Gone (Batsauce Remix) 12. Style Be The King (Batsauce Remix)