New York, NY (October 24, 2012) - Ryan Leslie released his third studio album, Les Is More this week via NextSelection Lifestyle Group/BDG (BDG is distributed by RED Distribution, a division of SONY Music Entertainment). Les Is More is currently #1 on the iTunes Hip-Hop Charts in 8 countries including U.S., Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, and Switzerland.
The album is also #1 for the day at Newbury Comics, a top independent retailer in Boston, MA. Dave Bluestein, buyer at Newbury Comics says "Ryan was kind enough to sign booklets, and on the strength of that, he was #1 for the day beating out Taylor Swift."
The very first rap album from the Harvard-educated producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, entrepreneur and recording artist, Les Is More is "a fine demonstration of the singer's skills - his rap skills." [Associated Press] Ryan Leslie, "a marvel of multitasking," [NY Times] wrote, arranged, produced and performed on Les Is More, and also directed and edited a series of music videos to accompany each record.
Who doesn't love to spend money! Check it out as Montreal hip hop artist NYCE has let loose his newest and second music video 'Love To Spend Money' in support of his latest mixtape 'D2 Loyal 2 Da Streets' hosted by DJ SMALLZ that dropped last month via MTL label Hustle Cartel Ent.
Livin Proof is an accomplished MC out of Brooklyn, New York's Cooper Projects. He wrote his first rhyme at the tender age of 9 and it was only the beginning. Livin Proof went onto form a group with fellow Brooklyn-knight, Joell Ortiz, has performed on several Roc-A-Fella tours and was featured on Memphis Bleek' M.A.D.E. & 534 LP’s. Currently, Livin Proof has a record called “Krak A Ki” that DJ Camilo has been spinning continuously on New York's Hot 97 and a new mixtape in the works called "Die For A Deal".
New York - On November 27th, EPIC Records will release Pluto 3D, a repackaging of Atlanta-based rapper Future's 2012 debut. With three new songs and two fresh remixes - including the album's lead single, "Neva End (Remix)," featuring Kelly Rowland - Pluto 3D turns up the heat on Future's already-sizzling career.
"Neva End (Remix)" featuring Kelly Rowland is one of two new remixes on Pluto 3D; the second is "Same Damn Time (Remix)" featuring Diddy and Ludacris, a relentlessly infectious banger. The new tracks are trademark Future jams, innovative and hooky: "First Class Flights" (produced by Sonny Digital), "Jealous" (produced by Mike Will) and "My" (produced by Sonny Digital).
"Future is officially one of the hottest newcomers in the game—in fact he's, well, the future," Complex wrote when Pluto was released on April 17th. It went on to become one of the year's most critically acclaimed albums, earning praise from all corners of the media universe, from Pitchfork to the Source. Pluto debuted in Billboard's Top 10, and launched four smash singles, "Tony Montana" (featuring Drake), "Magic," featuring T.I, "Same Damn Time," and "Turn On The Lights," which hit the #1 position on the MediaBase Urban chart. Future will perform "Turn On The Lights," on Jimmy Kimmel Live to mark the release of Pluto 3D on November 27th.
On October 9th, FUTURE ignited the stage at the 2012 BET HIP-HOP AWARDS with a mega performance of his monstrous hit "Turn On The Lights" into "Same Damn Time (Remix)" joined by Diddy amongst other heavyweights. The electrifying pyro-explosions and glowing laser lights set the bar as one of the most triumphant performances of the night. Future (born Navyvadius Cash), is Atlanta rap royalty with family-ties that run deep to the core of hip-hop. He started making music in 2005, hooking up with his cousin Rico Wade, legendary producer and founder of the trailblazing hip-hop collective, The Dungeon Family. "The Dungeon is where I studied songwriting," the hip-hop hit-maker reveals of honing his craft.
Future signed with Epic late last year, and released Pluto on April 17th. "[Pluto is] feel good music straight from the soul," he says. "It's music with no boundaries."
Track Listing for Pluto 3D:
1.) The Future Is Now (Intro)
2.) You Deserve It
3.) First Class Flights
5.) Turn On The Lights
6.) Straight Up
8.) Same Damn Time (Remix) feat. Diddy & Ludacris
9) Neva End (Remix) feat. Kelly Rowland
10.) Tony Montana
13.) I'm Trippin
15.) Long Live The Pimp
16.) Astronaut Chick
17.) Permanent Scar
18.) Truth Gonna Hurt You
Audio: Vinnie Paz "You Can't Be Neutral On A Moving Train"
Courtesy Matt B.
On Monday October 22, 2012, Vinnie Paz released his sophomore solo album God of the Serengeti featuring production by DJ Premier, Havoc (Mobb Deep), Psycho Les (Beatnuts), Marco Polo, C-Lance and more with guest appearances by Scarface, Mobb Deep, Immortal Technique, La Coka Nostra, Army of the Pharaohs, Kool G. Rap, R.A. the Rugged Man and others. The 18-track album adds yet another chapter in the growing legacy of Vinnie Paz’s uncompromising brand of hardcore hip-hop.
Here’s a new track, “You Can’t Be Neutral On A Moving Train,” Vinnie Paz’s sophomore solo-album God of the Serengeti: