Juno-winning MC Shad just dropped a super fun video for a song from his "melancholy and the infinite shadness" free EP that had him rapping over 90's-nostalgia beats (PM Dawn, the Breeders, etc.) - the video follows suit and brings back a lot of high school memories of singing along to records in my room. Check it out and share it if you remember the days.
In anticipation of his upcoming album The Gateway to Greatness, New York songwriter P.SO The Earth Tone King put together a special collection of some of his personal favorite P.SO tracks for music fans to enjoy.
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Pac Div Gear Up for New Album Titled G.M.B to be Released on November 27, 2012
Courtesy Audible Treats.
On November 27th, 2012, West Coast rap group Pac Div will release their second full-length album, G.M.B. from The Div Co./RBC Records. Featuring appearances from Mac Miller and Kendrick Lamar as well as production from Scoop DeVille, Swiff D, and DJ Dahi, the album shows not only growth from the group but a slightly harder sound than heard on their last album, The Div. Now the trio, comprised of brothers Like and Mibbs and longtime friend BeYoung, is releasing exclusive behind the scenes footage from their latest West Coast tour.
The video features footage taken in Seattle from their West Coast tour with Sir Michael Rocks. It offers intimate behind-the-scenes footage of how Pac Div preps for shows and handles meet n' greets. As the trio jokes around and shares laughs, you see how this light-hearted mood set the tone for their upcoming performance in front of a soul-out room full of screaming fans.
Earlier this year, production duo Stu Bangas & Vanderslice released their album Diggaz With Attitude, a project chock-full of heavy, dark production and some of the underground's most talented lyricists and artists. One of those artists featured was Outerspace, the Philly-repping duo of rappers Planetary and Crypt the Warchild, and longtime collaborators with Stu Bangas & Vanderslice. Now, Outerspace is prepping their own new album, Lost In Space, and Stu Bangas has once again joined forces with Outerspace for the duo's latest single, "Manolo."
"Manolo" is built around Stu Bangas' production, a track that is best described as, simply, "epic," a combination of back-beating drums, menacing vocal chops, creeping synths, and rattling bass. Planetary and Crypt meet the track's energy in full force, the track reaching its apex at the song's forceful hook. "Stu sent us the beat, we heard it, and that's all she wrote," says Planetary of the track, while both rappers make note that the track, in all of its splendid grittiness, is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. "Raw rhymes, raw hook, raw beat," says Crypt of the track, with Planetary adding, "When you think of Outerspace, this is what you want to hear, no doubt."
2. Araab Styles
3. I Know
4. Like That
5. Empire State High (Feat. Sheek Louch)
6. Pop Out
7. Hoody Season
8. Monopolizing (Feat. Bucky & Large Amount)
9. Shooter (Feat. Snyp & A.P.)
10. Murda Mommy
The album is led by the contentious “Amen” featuring Drake which recently cracked the Top 10 on Billboard’s “Hip-Hop/R&B charts. Its follow-up, the Kirko Bangz-assisted “Young & Getting’ It,” holds the #1 spot as the most added single at urban mainstream radio this week with spins lined-up in 43 stations across the country.
Dreams And Nightmares also features appearances from Rick Ross, Wale, Nas, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz, and Louie V. Production on the 14-track album is relegated to a slew of talented producers that balance out the album’s soundscape such as Jahlil Beats, Boi-1da, Key Wane, and Kane Beatz amongst others.
After years of navigating Philly’s trigger-happy rap circuit with mixtapes highlighting his street-savvy tales, clever wordplay, and distinctive voice, Meek Mill was picked up by Rick Ross in 2011 after catching the ear of the hip-hop heavyweight who was looking to form his own music label. A graduate of XXL’s 2011 “Freshman 10,” Meek contributed a pair of hits to the label’s compilation album, MMG Presents: Self Made, Vol. 1 : “Tupac Back” and the anthemic “Ima Boss” which attracted Jay-Z, Diddy, Birdman and Swizz Beatz for its remix. With 2011’s Dreamchasers heralded as one of the best mixtape of the year, Meek Mill released his follow-up Dreamchasers 2 in May of 2012 crashing several file sharing websites following over 3 million downloads and 6 million listens.
1. Dreams And Nightmares (produced by Tone the Best Bully )
2. In God We Trust (produced by Black Metaphor)
3. Young & Gettin’ It featuring Kirko Bangz (produced by Jahlil Beats)
4. Traumatized (produced by Boi-1da)
5. Believe It featuring Rick Ross (produced by Young Shun)
6. Maybach Curtains featuring Nas, John Legend & Rick Ross (produced by Infamous & The Agency)
7. Amen featuring Drake (produced by Key Wane and Jahlil Beats)
8. Young Kings (produced by Lee Major)
9. Lay Up featuring Wale, Rick Ross & Trey Songz (produced by Kane Beatz and Co-Produced by Ashanti “The Mad Violinist”)
10. Tony Story Pt. 2 (produced by Boi-1da)
11. Who Your Around featuring Mary J. Blige (produced by Tommy "TBHITS" Brown and Travis)
12. Polo & Shell Tops (produced by Cardiak)
13. Rich & Famous featuring Louie V (produced by Jahlil Beats)
14. Real N***** Come First (produced by Kenoe and Got Koke)
Trek Life Featured in Acrylick Clothing's Support Your Local Artist Campaign
Courtesy Press Life.
The local scene is one of the most important assets in Hip-hop. It is the breeding ground, proving ground and support system for an artist. Acrylick Clothing has taken note of this fact in their recent "Support Your Local Artist" campaign, where they are take a local artist from the 626/San Gabriel Valley area, record an exclusive song, shoot a video and drop it encouraging people to support and follow said artist. For their 4th Episode they chose their long time sponsored artist Trek Life who linked up with upcoming producer Kaleem $incere Wasif (Blakface/Asiatic Rhythms) for a banger titled "Rap Decorum" featuring a very dope flip of a familiar sample.
Rap Decorum is a laid back track with beautifully busy drums driving the piano sample forward while Trek Life kicks his usual brand of encouraging words to the listener. "…so many people wanna tell us what we should do but in the end they'll be leaving you, before they believe in you." With Trek Life's new album Hometown Foreigner produced by Duke Westlake on the way early 2013, this track is the perfect warm-up for what should be a special year for Trek Life.
"Monsters" captures an accurate portrayal of office life..... No. That's too cynical.
"Monsters" is a dystopian portrayal of the future, pulling from a number of sources, some obvious and some obscure. It is the latest groundbreaking visual from Dominic Luongo, Billy Drease and DTR45 and we waited until the perfect day to debut it - Halloween. Watch it. Share it. Fear it.