On 3-5-2013, the Demigodz (Apathy, Celph Titled, Ryu of Styles Of Beyond, Esoteric, Motive, Blacastan) will release there first official full-length LP, KILLmatic, and it will feature appearances from RA The Rugged Man, Termanology, Panchi (of NYG'z), Planetary (of Outerspace), Scoop Deville & Eternia with production from DJ Premier, Marco Polo, The Snowgoons, Apathy, Teddy Roxpin, Chumzilla, Skammadix & Will C.
Video: Mr. DJ Talks About Outkast Almost Dying Twice In 24 HRS!
Courtesy G. Cruz.
For our first installment to our new #TurnTableTuesday series we had a chance to sit down and talk with 2 time Grammy award winning DJ/ Producer & Dungeon Family co-founder Mr. DJ. During our converation, the Outkast tour DJ talks to us about their craziest tour story, where the group almost died twice in just 24 Hrs! He tells the story from the bottom all the way to the top. MR. DJ is also known for his production work he did with the ATL duo, producing tracks like Mrs. Jackson, B.o.B., The Whole World, and almost 80% of all Outkast album's.
2012 was nothing short of a breakout year for Funk Volume rapper Dizzy Wright. First up, the The Las Vegas native released his official debut album, SmokeOut Conversations, which peaked at #2 on the iTunes Hip-Hop chart; next came a free mixtape, Free SmokeOut Conversations, with over 200,000 downloads; and, to close the year, an EP, The First Agreement, with yet another strong showing, peaking at #3 on the iTunes Hip-Hop charts. And while these numbers would have even the most accomplished of artists celebrating, Dizzy instead brought his music to fans across the world, with tours alongside his Funk Volume labelmates Hopsin, Jarren Benton, SwizZz, and DJ Hoppa that spanned three continents.
New Artist from Hampton, Virginia Rebel Rose introduces a brand new genre “Rock Hop” with his debut single “Bad Girl” f/ Pusha T. Bringing hard-hitting hip-hop drums and screaming guitars, Rebel Rose is reinventing the alliance between rock, hip-hop & soul and as exposure to the “Rebelation” grows, his following increases with each passing day.
REKS has decided to delay the release of his highly anticipated 'Revolution Cocktail' until 2-26-2013. In the meantime, he chooses to leak the A3 produced "I Remember" featuring Big Pooh. Fans can also look forward to the "Judas" video which REKS just wrapped up in Miami. Feb 26th ‘REVOLUTION COCKTAIL’!!!
On March 12th, upstate New York duo The Doppelgangaz, comprised of rapper/producers EP and Matter Ov Fact, will release their new album, HARK. The album will be released via the group's own label, Groggy Pack Entertainment, and today, in announcing the album, The Doppelgangaz are releasing debut single, "Hark Back."
Chet Faker’s “No Diggity” is featured in a Beck’s Sapphire Super Bowl advertisement. Check the commercial out here.
Entitled “Serenade,” the 30-second spot features a surprise admirer – a black goldfish – who is fascinated by Beck's Sapphire's one-of-a-kind black bottle. The goldfish circles the bottle, mesmerized, to the thumping rhythms of the Melbourne artist’s cover of Blackstreet's legendary 1996 song "No Diggity."
“No Diggity” was originally released on Faker’s accalaimed Thinking In Textures EP, which came out on Downtown Records in May 2012. With over 1,800,000 YouTube views (1.1M of "No Diggity"), 42,000 Facebook fans and 4,100 Twitter followers, Chet Faker has also had multiple songs take the top spot on Hype Machine.
He has been featured in Billboard and Rolling Stone, winning Best Independent Release at the Rolling Stone Awards (Australia), as well as Breakthrough Independent Artist and Best Independent Single/EP at the Australian Independent Music Awards in 2012. “No Diggity” was also included in a spot on the ABC series Private Practice.