MP3: Noah Jones - "What's My Name" (prod. King Jaguar)
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An east coast native living in California, Noah Jones drops off a new record titled "What's my Name" produced by King Jaguar, who is actually the brother of west coast veteran Knoc-turn'al. Noah is a lyrical genius and that's evident here on "What's My Name" http://www.sharebeast.com/a3ks8gsdixi3 .
Here is Zed Zilla's new mixtape track "Letter 2 My Ni**a" which is about his friend T-Black who is currently serving a 14-year Federal sentence. This song is dedicated to everyone who has a loved one incarcerated, and is set to Chris Brown and Fat Joe's "Another Round".
Buckshot plays a Duck Down Music intern to unsuspecting fans. Watch him act as characters such as Skott (with two Ts), Sahoose, from Zimbabwe & the ever-hilarious Bobby. Catch Buckshot on tour now with Boot Camp Clik - http://duckdown.com/website/tours .
Video: Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Bárbaro
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Quantic is an electronic DJ/producer and global music guru who has scoured the world for years to bring the traditional sounds of Africa and Latin America to a wider audience. Alice Russell is the UK vocal sensation with a raspy powerhouse take on soul, blues, and gospel. Together with Combo Bárbaro, the world-renowned collective of Colombian musicians handpicked by Quantic, they have joined forces to make a vibrant and soulful album Look Around The Corner.
MP3: Dro Pesci - "Lost My Way" (prod. Ill Clinton)
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Dro Pesci was recently featured on the DJ Haze single "Coast to Coast" alongside Joell Ortiz, Nipsey Hussle & Cassidy. Today, Dro Pesci released a new single titled "Lost My Way" produced by Ill Clinton off his recently released cleverly titled mixtape, "When I Blow Up, Don't Show Up Pt.2"
Chicago's music scene has long been diverse, pulling influence from the Blues, Soul, Juke, House, and hip-hop genres that have dominated the city. It makes sense, then, that Kid Static, whose music brings together rapping and singing over production that melds hip-hop, electro, and more is a product of the Windy City. His distinctive style has landed him on stages with Kid Sister, The Cool Kids, and Flosstradamus, while catching the attention of outlets like Pitchfork and XLR8R, and now, Kid Static will release his new solo album, It Gleams, June 1st via Cobra Music.
To celebrate the announcement, Static is releasing the album's lead single and accompanying video, "Moonlight." "This song is about that first moment when you meet someone and realize everything is insanely beautiful," explains Kid Static, noting that the track is meant to serve as the vehicle for setting an emotional scene. "Everything looks different – everything sounds different – it's that moonlight." Static wrote and produced the song, with co-production from Grammy-winning engineer Douglas Boehm and background vocals courtesy of Airon Azure.
With the accompanying video, directed by Christopher Andrew, Kid Static wanted a visual heavy on raw emotion and symbolic imagery, something that could speak to the viewer through individual interpretation, rather than a traditional story-driven video. "Nighttime is one of the most spectacular times of the day; you can see some of the most amazing imagery after the sun goes down," says Static. "Tying the video of this magical time into the romantic story of the song really made this into something special."