Smoke DZA x High Times x Cinematic Announce Rugby Thompson
In honor of the greatest day on the stoner calendar, Cinematic Music Group and Harlem's own Smoke DZA are proud to announce his new album Rugby Thompson, to be released through the newly launched High Times Records. High Times Records is the record label arm of High Times Magazine, still going strong after more than 40 years of being the world's leading countercultural publication. Produced enitrely by Harry Fraud, Rugby Thompson will feature appearances from Action Bronson, Curren$y, Domo Genesis, and more. The album hits stores everywhere on June 19th, 2012, more details to come soon.
"I've been a fan of High Times Magazine since I smoked my first joint. It's an honor to be partnering with them on Rugby Thompson. Rrrright." - Smoke DZA
In just a few short years, through releasing a string of albums and mixtapes, Beeda Weeda has established himself as one of the most promising rising rappers from the Bay Area. In doing so, he's also garnered the support of the Bay's most loved legends, including Too $hort, who has teamed up with Beeda for his latest album, Too $hort Presents: Bass Rock Babies. Today, Beeda is excited to release a new single from that project, "Strip Club (Bedroom)."
The song is built on a beat that Beeda and his producer, Rob-E, made and features vocals and a hook from 1.O.A.K. This isn't the first time these three have collaborated, and Beeda enjoys the dynamic they all have with each other. "We always work together; we're like a production team," describes Beeda. "The three of us did like 75% of the album." The final result is a club-friendly joint that Beeda Weeda energizes with his high-energy flow, and his desire to give his fans an upbeat track. "My main inspiration for the song was that, with all the negativity in society, I wanted to make something people can party to and just have fun to," explains Beeda, who goes on to mention he may have had another in influence to the song. "I was also at the strip club the night before I wrote it," Beeda admits with a laugh.
June, was born in Memphis, TN in 1989. He grew up listening to classic soul records from his father, which influences his music. June and his producer (also his younger brother, Teddy Walton) have created their own movement and sound known as "Urban Epic" which fuses HipHop/Soul/Rap/R&B with a twist of Pop. He has gained a large online buzz with over 300,000 fans. Here for your listening pleasure is June's debut single, "City Love". The song will be featured on his upcoming debut album, "June2Real", releasing for free this summer.
To commemorate the launch of their new album "Genesis" (and 4/20), CoSS and Numonics unveil their latest track "CHIEF". The track finds LA's CoSS providing an ode to the sticky green stuff over a brooding jazz sample led beat from Numonics. The track will be featured on the duo's upcoming album "Genesis" which is due out this summer.
Today, Grammy award winning recording artist and producer David Banner releases the video for his third single “Californication” featuring Snoop Dogg, Game, Nipsey Hu$$le, Ras Kass & Kree off his free album Sex, Drug & Video Games which will drop on May 22, 2012 as a FREE Download for his fans on livemixtapes.com & davidbanner.com. The album will feature Chris Brown, Lil’ Wayne, Big K.R.I.T., A$AP Rocky, 2 Chainz, Bun B., Maino and more. The program kicked off on March 14 with the release of the single “Believe” featuring Big K.R.I.T. and will continue to feature new music off the album every other Wednesday with accompanying videos the following week. The video for Californication will available on April 18th online.
MP3/Video: Saukrates - "Doorite" Ft. Nickelus F & K-os
This coming Tuesday, April 24th, Saukrates will release his long-awaited new album, Season One. The project is being released via Saukrates' label, Frostbyte Media, and in order to hold fans over for the next few days until release, Saukrates is unleashing the album's latest single, "Doorite," featuring fellow Canadian emcees Nickelus F and k-os.
The track, produced by School Of Velocity for Humbled Music Productions, is built around booming drums and bouncy keys, and Saukrates takes advantage of the triumphant instrumental to express the story and patience of an artist that had it all and lost everything, but refused to stay down. "You couldn't imagine all the day that I flipped from hero to zero," raps Soxx. "Flip shit backwards; zero to hero."
In addition to the new track, Saukrates is excited to release the second in a string of webisodes to be released in conjunction with the new album. In this latest webisode, titled “Saukrates Philosophy: Part II,” Saukrates breaks down how being an athlete - particularly a soccer player and hockey - has influenced and prepared him to traverse his way through music.
Video: Mega Ran "Language Arts" Kickstarter Update #2 - $15,000!
Thank you for your continued support! Let's keep building on to make this album/comic/videogame project the most successful it can be.
$10,000 has been unlocked. the game will be developed for iOS and Android phones.
The comic will now be an 80+ page graphic novel, due out just in time for Volume 3 this holiday season.
But what about the music? That's where the next goal of $15,000 will come in. with that, we can afford
-A minimum of TWO music videos for the album funding an aggressive radio promotions campaign Physical versions will include full color 4 page CD jackets with lyrics inside! I've always wanted to do those. -I'll leak the first single EARLY (like as soon as we hit 15k) Volume 1 will be a FREE DOWNLOAD!
Here we go! 13 days to do it, Then I'll leave ya alone. promise.