#TheFocusTape acts as a follow-up to Dee's previous DJBooth-hosted mixtape, I Hope They Hear Me Vol. 2, and features everybody from Juvenile to MURS, and Mos Def to Killer Mike. Successfully straddling the line between conscious and dirty south hip-hop, Dee draws from both his past as an educator, a middle-school math teacher to be exact, and as a native of New Orlean's Ninth Ward to create his distinct sound.
Heaven’s Computer has landed. 7evenThirty’s concept opus has been having a steady effect on Earth’s atmosphere and its inhabitants are naturally being drawn to the other-worldly MC. At times and among some earthlings however, the presence of 7even draws misguided admiration or envious criticism. The electronic bounce of “GetUp!!!” aims to kill that noise.
Video: Kat Graham, Keke Palmer, Laura Prepon @ The Q Side
Check out the NEWEST episode of veteran TV host Quddus’ (ABC’s “Duets,” MTV’s TRL) THE Q SIDE featuring some of the most talented actresses who are transitioning into the world of music! Quddus gets a fashion makeover from KAT GRAHAM (The Vampire Diaries), picks up some DJ tips from LAURA PREPON (That 70’s Show) and chats with KEKE PALMER (Akeelah and the Bee) about her first mix-tape!
Los Angeles hip-hop duo Substance Abuse return to hip-hop with their sophomore LP, Background Music. Consisting of emcee Eso Tre and Subz, Substance Abuse pull no punches on their latest offering: The 18 track collection is a hard-hitting, funky rap album that feels distinctly LA. The LP features MC Eiht, Tash of Alkaholiks, Percee P, Max Julien (The Mack), Sadat X of Brand Nubian, Myka 9, and KRS-One.
Madchild From Swollen Members Announces Dope Sick Headlining Tour
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Madchild from hip-hop group Swollen Members continues to ride a wave of success with his debut solo album "Dope Sick", as the album debuted on the Canadian Billboard Charts at #3 and he just completed a sold-out Canadian tour with Kansas City rap mogul Tech N9ne. Madchild has announced the dates for his upcoming 'Dope Sick' headlining tour alongside Shadyville DJ Dow Jones and Vancouver hip-hop act Ghost.
"The tour I just wrapped up with Tech N9ne was one of the best tours I've ever done. Every show was sold out and fan reaction to my new solo album from the fans was insane," said Madchild. "We're excited to get back out on the road on this headlining tour and perform a whole new set including tracks from 'Dope Sick' that I've never performed live before."
In related news, Swollen Members' new studio album “Dagger Mouth” continues to build momentum a year after the album's release. Madchild, Prevail and Rob The Viking of Vancouver’s Swollen Members came out victorious at this year's Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMA) in the "Rap/Hip-Hop Recording of the Year" category. The win comes hot on the heels of the group being nominated for a Juno Award, which are the Canadian equivalent of a Grammy award, earlier this year. "Dagger Mouth" is available online at http://bit.ly/f0peac .
"We are ecstatic to have won the Western Canadian Music Award for 'Dagger Mouth' as Best Rap Recording. Winning this award and being nominated for a Juno this year reaffirms what we had believed all along, that we created a classic record," added Prevail from Swollen Members. "The whole Swollen Members crew has been in work mode putting the finishing touches on our new record. Shout out to all our people, thank you for blessing us with your ongoing support."
Swollen Members are currently writing and recording their new studio album "Beautiful Death Machine" for release in early 2013.
MADCHILD TOUR DATES:
OCT 26 - Langley, BC - Troubadour Nightclub
OCT 31 - Nanaimo, BC - Spice Lounge
NOV 01 - Port Alberni, BC -Argyle Show Room
NOV 02 - Victoria, BC - Sugar Nightclub
NOV 03 - Pemberton, BC - Pemberton Hotel
NOV 07 - Parksville, BC - Rod n Gun
NOV 08 - Whistler, BC - Moe Joe’s Nightclub
NOV 09 - Williams Lake, BC - Overlander Hotel
NOV 10 - Vernon, BC - Monashees Bar
NOV 14 - Edmonton, AB - Union Hall
NOV 15 - Red Deer, AB - The Club
NOV 16 - Calgary, AB - The HUB
NOV 17 - Lethbridge, AB - Studio 54
NOV 19 - Regina, SK - Hip Hop SK8 Shop
NOV 22 - Brandon, MB - Pioneer Lounge
NOV 23 - Winnipeg, MB - Pulse Nightclub
NOV 24 - Thunderbay, ON - Crocks Nightclub
NOV 27 - Peterborough, ON - Club 172
NOV 28 - Oshawa, ON - Marquee Nightclub
NOV 29 - Toronto, ON - Rockpile Nightclub
NOV 30 - Toronto, ON - Rockpile Nightclub
DEC 01 - Windsor, ON - Silvers Lounge
DEC 02 - London, ON - Beef Baron
In this intimate video moment, P.SO The Earth Tone King breaks down the meaning behind his artwork for The Gateway to Greatness album. You can find the original artwork below, as well as P.SO's recent single "So Enormous", which was produced by The Other Guys with cuts from DJ Getlive.
Los Angeles hip-hop heroes, Styles of Beyond, return to bring you their long awaited third album entitled "Reseda Beach" which will be released on 10-23-2012 via Dirty Version Records and its executive produced by Linkin Park/Fort Minor’s Mike Shinoda.
The first leak from the project made you say "Damn," as SOB linked up with Grammy-Award winner Michael Buble', the second leak, “The Pirate Song,” (produced by Vin Skully & Apathy) from the project was an ode to the adult beverage.
With the third leak from the project the group has included a track from the bonus disc of their upcoming “Reseda Beach” LP entitled “Radio Clash” (produced by the group’s own Vin Skully).
Today multi-talented musician Divinity Roxx is setting off her upcoming EP The Roxx Boxx Experience with the passionate video for "Get Here"! The visual was voted 'Best Music Video 2012' at the The California International Shorts Festival, and 'Official Selection' at the Moondance Film Festival.
Video: Pharoahe Monch Speaks on His Class Clown Days
Pharoahe Monch (@PharoaheMonch) sat down with I Don't Camouflage to share his class clown days in high school, how he is a different person on stage, his passion towards stage performance and more. In addition, he shares his thought behind his upcoming album PTSD dropping this fall.