In promotion for Nutso's upcoming extended play offering Behind These Bars, which drops next Tuesday (9/18) via Poor Pocket Muzik, the Q-Borough mic vet drops the project's token solo track in dedication of his two vices, "Weed And Alcohol." Produced by Switzerland's Dee Metto, the track finds the Flushing rhymesayer talkin' greasy over chopped-n-screwed samples and slow-rolling percussion, showcasing just how far he can step outside the galaxy....of Queens.
MP3: Oh No & Chris Keys - "Devastation" Ft. Guilty Simpson & Montage One
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On October 23rd, Oh No will team up with producer Chris Keys to release Ashes via Heavy Keys Records. To accompany the album announcement, Oh No & Chris Keys are also releasing album cut "Devastation", premiered today by Pitchfork, which features Guilty Simpson and Montage One.
Video: The Niceguys Get Frenched in The Standard Hotel Bathroom!
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In the video below, SupaLaura of France's DaVibeMag.com hems the crew up inside bathroom stalls and around back alleys of NYC's posh Standard Hotel! Watch as Todd and DJ Candlestick stand in as ghost interviewers for Yves and Free, while the latter two cope with freaky lavatory acoustics.
Jesse Abraham Announces Album Release Date: I Am Water – Coming 11/13/12 100% Proceeds to Charity Water
Brooklyn, NY - Jesse Abraham, winner of the Underground Music Award for Lyricist of the Year in 2011, has announced a new full-length, I Am Water, due out November 13, 2012. Three singles off the album have been released thus far, all premiering on HipHopDX. The latest “I Ain’t Shit - I’m The Shit” (Produced by !llMind) released in August 2012 received more downloads within a week than any single Abraham has put out to date.
Jesse Abraham's previous album, One Day (self-released in June 2011 via DJBooth.net) has acquired over 4,000 downloads to date and was nominated for Indie Album of the Year at the 2011 Underground Music Awards. Since then Abraham has released a live album (Live at Southpaw) and was recently named HipHopDX's DXNext Artist.
Abraham’s previous mixtapes and albums have been available for free download. He chose to make I Am Water a sellable entity with100% of the proceeds to a worthy cause, Charity Water.
Charity Water's impact is unquestionable. 100% of public donations directly fund water projects in developing countries, and all it takes is about $20 to get clean water to an individual who previously did not have access to it. When I Am Water is released, every two CD's Abraham sells, or 4 digital downloads, brings a lifetime of safe water to someone in need.
1. Overture (Prod. Paul White) 2. I Ain't Shit - I'm The Shit (Prod. !llMind) 3. Back Off (Prod. K.O. Beatz) 4. Parallels ft. Emilio Rojas (Prod. !llMind) 5. You're Not a Ghost Anymore (Prod. Paul White) 6. 1der 2der (Prod. !llMind) 7. Never Felt High 'Til Now ft. Nitty Scott, MC (Prod. !llMind) 8. The Scene (Prod. !llMind) 9. I've Tried ft. Chino XL (Prod. Spills) 10. Brush Your Teeth (Prod. Spills) 11. Gottdamn Superhero Penguin (Prod. Paul White) 12. Hurdles (Prod. K.O. Beatz) 13. Hi, Heaven (Prod. Tommy Black) 14. Die Holding Hands (Prod. Steel Tipped Dove)
About Jesse Abraham:
Jesse Abraham was born in Manhattan as the first child to two public school teachers, and was raised on the city’s hip-hop culture and the eight-track tapes his parents introduced him to as a youngster. By five, Abraham was writing and at the age of nine he had his cassette tapes filled with demos he recorded himself. Starting to compose his own lyrics at a very young age, he used his hometown as creative impulse to generate the intense and authentic themes of his tracks today. A published poet at the age of 15, Jesse quickly realized his true passion was for hip-hop, inspired by such artists as Mos Def, James Brown, Kool G. Rap and OutKast.
His debut album, Bars & NoBull (Oct ‘10) spent weeks on DJBooth’s Top 10 Charts, the singles ‘Yoga’ and ‘Little Bit of Everything’ being major hits in the underground music scene and their videos on YouTube were an instant success. It was with his next album, One Day (June ’11), with the lead single “Spiderman on Vitamins”, that he began to gain substantial recognition online through major hip-hop sites such as 2DopeBoyz and XXLMag.com. Abraham’s year culminated in his nomination for Album of the Year at the 2011 Underground Music Awards, as well as being crowned Lyricist of the Year.
As he prepares to release I Am Water this fall, Jesse Abraham continues to reinvent the responsibilities as a hip-hop artist, and his potential is only surpassed by his passion for the genuine essence of the hip-hop genre. "As long as you have talent, you can get your voice heard," says Abraham of the New York scene that nurtured his style and taught him about hip-hop. The authenticity of his music now reflects his life growing up in NYC in the ‘80s and his life journey to get to where he is today.
Video: The Pharcyde + ATCQ = Bizarre Tribe - "Runnin'"
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Dropping on the one year anniversary of the critically acclaimed Fela Soul, Bizarre Tribe serves as a fitting tribute to the artists which inspired its creation. Pairing select Pharcyde vocals with re-orchestrated productions created from the original Jazz, Soul and Funk recordings sampled throughout ATCQ’s extensive career, Gazaway effectively delivers a new and distinct way to experience the sounds which defined Hip-Hop’s “golden era.”
Video - DJ Rondevu of Das Efx - Red Invasion Russian Party Tour
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Brooklyn's own DJ Rondevu takes you along with him to get a glimpse of his adventures behind enemy lines on The Red Invasion Tour. Come get a taste of Russian nightlife like the mixtape legend & dj/producer for Das Efx, DJ Rondevu, could only provide.
PR: Blueprint Announces New Album "Deleted Scenes" Oct 16th
The Rhymesayers artist and Weightless Recordings founder Blueprint, who dropped the critically-acclaimed album Adventures in Counter-Culture in 2011, announces the release of a new project called Deleted Scenes. The 15-track project will be released Tuesday October 16th on the independent imprint he has ran for over 10-years, Weightless Recordings.
In describing the Deleted Scenes album, Blueprint comments:
"I wrote and recorded at least 75 songs for my last album, Adventures in Counter-Culture. Only 15 of those songs were chosen for the final tracklist. Many of the remaining songs were good (some very good), but weren't chosen for the album because their vibe or message didn't fit the overall theme that I was going for. I soon realized that although these songs didn't fit into what Adventures in Counter-Culture ultimately turned into, they still played a significant role in telling my story. After revisiting many of these songs, I came to the conclusion that the best of them should be heard by the people who support me to the fullest, so I took some time to fully produce these songs. The result is Deleted Scenes"
BLUEPRINT "Deleted Scenes" Track List:
1. Starting Out 2. Takin' It 3. Get Right - Featuring Dominique Larue 4. The American Dream - Featuring Adoria 5. True Love - Featuring Angelica Lee 6. Body Movin' 7. Never Grow Old - featuring Angelic Lee 8. Bells & Whistles 9. The Mask 10. Bartenders - featuring Zero Star 11. Babies Got Guns 12. I Wanna Go - featuring Nina D 13. Senseless 14. Leave Me Alone - featuring Terry Troutman of Zapp 15. Packt Like
The voice of Hip Hop has been muted. A once rebellious music, is now repetitive theme music of mind numbing non-sence. Enter "Return To Glory". Jon BlaQ and Dan Status once again team-up to show and prove that Hip Hop is alive and well.