The time is now here, as Fokis’ A Vintage State Of Mind mixtape is now available! Serving as the official prelude to Fokis’ The Vintage Album, the mixtape features guest appearances from Sadat X, King Tee and more. The mix tape comes with a Graffiti inspired Black book with many legends doing tags, throw ups and pieces. "For me this mix tape is special because it is my first solo project in a while. It was fun creating this material and I look forward to connecting with my audience" says Fokis.
Fokis is also offering some giveaways with the A Vintage State Of Mind mixtape, In the past he has given away a pair of “Beats By Dre” headphones and a $100.00 gift certificate from Victoria’s Secret This time it will include products from GoodWood NYC & more. To qualify for these prizes, you simply need to download the mixtape here: http://fokis.bandcamp.com/album/a-vintage-state-of-mind-mix-tape and follow the instructions that are included in the Digital Black Book.
Big shouts to the good people at Black Vibes for creating the Señor Kaos Mobile App for Android phones. The mobile app is designed to help fans stay connected with me on the go. I will be posting new songs for download, video footage, pictures, stories, giveaways, etc. The app is free to download and you can find it in the Driod Marketplace on your phone right now... Oh and FYI the app is available for Blackberry users as well, we coming for the iPhone next. Stay Tuned...
Video: Da Youngfellaz 'The Underclassmen' Coming February 29th
Courtesy Ink Different.
"Here's the promo video from the Hip-Hop duo Da YoungFellaz. These MC's from New York are gearing up to release their new EP 'The Underclassmen' on 2.29.12. This footage is from their listening party which was hosted by Youheardthatnew.com, G-Unit's own DJ Rob-E-Rob and sponsored by Heavy Water Vodka. This is just small taste of what's to come...Stay tuned"
BBU is excited to release their new bell hooks mixtape. The 17-track project, presented by Mishka Records and Mad Decent, is mixed by DJ Benzi and includes features from Das Racist, GLC, Mic Terror, and more. Fans can download the project free from Mishka Records.
For BBU, it's the stuff under the surface – the socially- and politically-tinged themes that come through on a closer listen – that defines the group's uniqueness. With bell hooks, the foundation of those themes starts with the mixtape's name. "We started throwing around the name 'Outlaw Culture,' which is this dope cultural criticism book," recalls Jasson Perez. "It examines how racism, sexism, and capitalism still impacts pop culture. The book is written by bell hooks." The goal, says BBU, was to get fans wondering who bell hooks is, and in doing so, the listener can grasp the greater message.
Musically, to match that message, BBU shows plenty of artistic progression, touching on diverse sounds and topics throughout bell hooks. "We were willing to take more risks – to be more radical and confrontational with our politics – but express it from more a personal space," says Jasson Perez, noting that the group wanted to get closer to the sounds of hip-hop they listened to as kids.
"Something About Mary" finds the group in full-on storytelling mode, for example, while "Cormega" displays the group's lyricism. Elsewhere, "Beau Sia" is all fun and good times. "Outlaw Culture," however, is BBU at their best, mixing up-tempo, left-of-center production with politically- and socially-minded themes. "It's a really good representation of our group dynamic," says Epic of the recent single. "We're influenced by Dead Prez but we're also big fans of Spank Rock, The Clash. This song was an opportunity to pay homage to all of our musical influences."
Following the recent release of mini-album MU.ZZ.LE, Gonjasufi is sharing a video for “The Blame.” The song is deeply personal and noted by Pitchfork as “the late peak of a record that wrings out a devastated man's crisis of consciousness.” The video follows Gonjasufi through a deserted Los Angeles, an isolated man in a city grappling with an inner-turmoil that one can only face alone.