Buzzing New York rapper Black Dave this week drops off his new mixtape, aptly titled Stay Black, as an urge to remain true to yourself. We've already received a taste from the tape, as we now note feature assistance from Meech of Flatbush Zombies, Lil Mouse and more throughout the set. In addition to the fresh project drop-off, the skater-turned-rapper has also let loose a new visual today for "Muthaf*ck My Enemies" directed by Jason Ano (i.e. Rocky's Purple Swag).
Now, Harry Fraud is excited to introduce the world to his new artist, the first signed to his Surf School label, Eddie B. Together, and in conjunction with Man Bites Dog Records, the two will be releasing an LP, Paper, Piff, And Polo, this spring, but first they're giving fans a free EP, Horsepower, which will be released for free at this year's SXSW Music Festival. Today, Eddie B & Harry Fraud are releasing the first single from that free EP, "Courage."
Its time! Its here. Its free! Hangin' Out is directed by myself and Ricky Shabazz and The Boom Bap Boys. OY VEY ALL DAY. We swag out the laundromat, Bibi's bakery, My apartment, Craigslist girls, Yo Gabba gabba hats, and all other kinds of cool people including my roommate Wise Fool theCab Driver and Javid.
Video: Kazzie Pop f/ Waka Flocka - "We Don't F*&K With That"
Courtesy Nancy B.
Jersey's wild boy Kazzie Pop debuts his latest visuals for his Waka Flocka-assisted banger, "We Don't F*ck With That." The Brick Squad crew recently hit up Jersey to turn up the party with some Southern flavor, and the team at Itchy House Films made sure everything was caught on camera. Press play and get it started.
Long standing Bay Area hip-hop duo Latyrx (emcees Lyrics Born and Lateef the Truthspeaker) are releasing the first music video off their recent EP for the track "Gorgeous Spirits" (produced by The Bangerz). Directed by long-time collaborators, Maximum Flavor Media, the video features the two MCs being pursued by G-Men. "It's Matrix-esque," notes Lyrics Born of the concept behind the video. "We're running from agents who are after the “Gorgeous Spirits," adds Lateef.
Madchild from Swollen Members continues to soar to new heights with his debut solo album Dope Sick, as the record has been nominated for a 2013 Juno Award in the category of "Rap Recording of the Year" alongside Classified, JD Era, Maestro Fresh Wes and Rich Kidd/SonReal. To celebrate Madchild's Juno nomination he has released his video for the song "Grenade Launcher" featuring Slaine from La Coka Nostra online.
NHWWW Presents: Young Skip (Kenny Bryant), a 21 year old solo hip hop artist from Cincinnati. He started recording in 2010 at the former local studio Heavy Rotations. Since then he has recorded and collaborated with Mr. Payne and SS Platinum of Wyte Music Ohio, Cutty Marci, Boss Lady, Sharky Hollywood, and Chris Mike. As a former member of the group Winner's Circle and rookie of the West Side Cincy based group "Amauri Ent.", Skip is quickly making a name for himself.
For the album cut "Resilient" Substantial brings on Seattle producer and Bop Alloy partner Marcus D to provide a smoothed out, jazz infused remix. The track, originally produced by Eric Lau, is a testament to the strength it takes to claim your identity and walk your own path. The Marcus D jazz remix is a perfect fit for the reflective & uplifting declarations of Substantial.
United States of Mind's 5iLL and D. Allie Release New Albums
A master of story telling through sounds and samples, United States of Mind's 5iLL (Sean Ferraiuolo) strikes a chord in the hip hop community with the grace of a jazz musician and the playful humor of a clever lyricist with his latest release, Una Grande Versatilita.
This collaborative effort between United States of Mind and Hi Hill Recordings has been a long time in the making. Moonchild and D. Allie faced many set backs along the way. From being in different states and working through email to getting wrapped up in other collaborative efforts, time kept passing. Throw in the struggles of everyday life and a hard drive crash which resulted in losing the original recordings they thought the album would never be completed.