The DMV has a solid reputation for churning out quality MC's, and VA-based CallMeDrop is no exception to that rep! Below is Drop's new "Background Check" video from the first installation of his Slideshow series - The Setup. Watch and enjoy!
Mr. Green @ Art Basel ft. Rime, Wen, Chocolatte Lady and Mr. Do or Die - Live from the Streets
Courtesy Green Hip Hop.
Here's the special Live from the Streets sampled entirely at Miami Art Basel featuring famed grafitti artists Rime and Wen, psychedelic drugs, and other assorted characters. And here's what Mr. Green had to say: "This episode is different because it's the first time we've gone outside the boundaries of hip hop."
With influences ranging from The Fugees to Nirvana, Ricky Rude is quickly making headway as the troubadour of South Jersey, blending his eclectic tastes into a style all his own. Developing his lyricism though lengthy freestyle sessions and local battles, Ricky quickly gained a buzz in his home state, leading him to work alongside notable producers such Cardiak and Cool & Dre. As a songwriter, Ricky doesn’t hold any punches, crafting songs of ambition and perseverance from an honest perspective, often leaving listeners with a transparent view of the rebel MC’s psyche.
Quelle Chris and Mello Music Group have decided to give away the entire new album "Niggas Is Men" - but just until the weekend. The idea is to jump-start the new project and let people start spreading the word about the project & Quelle Chris. Still, for those who sleep till after 11:59 Friday night, Niggas Is Men" will be available everywhere digitally (iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, Spotify....). Get on board now "Niggas Is Men".
Check out the new “Corner To Corner” video series (directed by Shamus Coneys) featuring North Carolina’s SUPASTITION and Brooklyn’s KIL RIPKIN as they journey to different points of the city to deliver verses, freestyles, and acapella versions of their lyrics.
Join Johnny Polygon at Shwing Studios as he breaks down backstory, motivation, process, and inspiration behind tracks from his 2013 release, The Nothing. Watch this Episode: Purple Mess - Produced by Picnic Tyme HERE
Event: West Coast Fest | E-40, Clyde Carson, DJ Quik & More
Diehard West Coast Hip-Hop fans will undoubtedly witness history at “West Coast Fest,” an inaugural musical event meshing the game’s most influential icons and hottest newcomers including headliners DJ Quik and E-40, joined by Too $hort, Warren G, Mack 10, Baby Bash, Clyde Carson, Problem and Skeme, with many surprise appearances. Hosted by Big Boy, Power 106 FM’s morning show celebrity voice, the first event of its kind will seamlessly bridge the gap between Northern and Southern California’s major West Coast superstars, with an evening of live performances of the biggest hit songs to come from the West. The highly-anticipated show will take place Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Club Nokia located at 800 West Olympic Boulevard in Los Angeles.
“We want to give Los Angeles an amazing package with all of these influential artists in one night. I’m excited. I’ve been booking West Coast artists all around the world for a decade now, and it’s a great feeling to be able to have these artists I’ve grown up listening to, all perform under one roof,” explains Jamie Adler, West Coast Fest’s Executive Producer. In late 2012, Adler set the wheels in motion for this inaugural event citing a lack of shows with the purpose of uniting artists who have impacted the rap game for years with those making a new waves in the industry.
“These newcomers they deserve a shot to make it, so to have them perform with us shows us we didn’t waste our team making history with original West Coast Hip-Hop. We’re not trying to conform – we want to stay original and iconic. This will be a first to do this with all of these superstars in one show,” notes headliner DJ Quik, who will perform a one-man show. The influential artist plans to unveil new material including a new record titled “Burnin Up” featuring Mack 10.
Bay Area Ambassador and Hip-Hop trailblazer E-40 promises a unique show for West Cost fans: “You’re gonna to get a bit of vintage of E-40 and a little bit of current E-40 and I’m gonna mix that thang up like gumbo; hello hello,” says E-40.
West Coast Fest will kick off at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) and is open to all ages. Tickets are available at www.clubnokia.com. The event is presented by Bobby Dee, Clubben.com and Behind the Scenes.