Late last month, Illmaculate released his latest album, Skrill Talk. On June 2nd, the Portland, Oregon, rapper will celebrate the album's release with a show at Branx, but before then, Illmaculate is joining his Sandpeople crew for a string of European tour dates. Today, to kick off the tour announcement, Illmaculate is releasing the latest single from Skrill Talk, "One More Time," featuring Sandpeople.
The song, produced by Soleternity, is Illmaculate's response to the pressures of an industry driven by release dates and timetables; he wants to do things his way - and with his crew by his side. "My crew, Sandpeople, definitely had to be on the album," remarks Illmaculate, noting that the song's feel is representative of the Sandpeople process for making music. "This song really has its own vibe within the scope of the album, but it works," he says, "just like everyone in the crew had their own approach to the song, while still remaining cohesive."
Later this month, Illmaculate will be hitting the road with the rest of his Sandpeople crew, as they head overseas for a string of European dates. The tour kicks off May 12th in Sweden and makes stops in Germany, Amsterdam, London, and more, before winding down on May 26th in Oslo, Norway. A full list of dates can be found below.
In other news, on June 9th, Illmaculate, who, since 2004, has proven himself as one of the most accomplished battle rappers in the world, will travel to Los Angeles to take part in the KOTD Vendetta competition. In what will be the biggest battle of his career, Illmaculate will be matching up against Arsonal, while Canibus and Dizaster will also be battling at the event. For more info: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibPhqv1krdA .
Video: Fatty Soprano & DPC Movements Present "The Finale"
After the success of his 2011 video Homeless, Montreal Rapper Fatty Soprano (by way of Russia) is pleased to announce his latest video "The Finale." The track produced by local up and coming beat maker Paul Williams is the official single is off his upcoming mixtape C.N.A.D (Canadian Nightmare American Dream), which features French Montana, Gudda Gudda (from Young Money), Bizarre (from D12), Bishop Brigante and more.
MP3: Sean Deez f/ Planet Asia & Krondon - "Harley Motorcycle"
WRONGKIND INGLES/ WRONGKIND RECORDS PRESENT THE 1ST SINGLE OFF " BALLIN VS RICH VS WEALTHY " WHICH IS DUE OUT JULY 2012. SEAN DEEZ LINKS UP WITH PLANET ASIA & KRONDON FOR " HARLEY MOTORCYCLE " WHICH IS AVAILABLE ON ITUNES NOW !!
Fred The Godson delivers another classic off his City Of God Mix Tape; this time raw, uncut and for the exes. See exactly why Fred doesn't give a Fuck anymore in this ultra sexy hit featuring Remo The Hitmaker directed by Taya Simmons.
Video: 9th Wonder "Fresh to Death" (On Digital Age, G-Funk, Chuuwee)
In this episode of "Fresh to Death" Unsa Suhail gets an exclusive interview with the mighty 9th Wonder to discuss his production and creating a regional sound in hip hop. 9th Wonder also touches on the impact of the digital age, while also elaborating on westcoast emcees Fashawn, Blu, and Kendrick Lamar. He also hints at the possibility of signing Sacramento's newest sensation Chuuwee. Footage taken at The New Parish (Oakland, CA). Event by Tastemaker Live and presented by Open University, in association with KSJS Hip Hop.
Dumhi.com presents “Seven Thirty” the new EP from beatmaker Haj (of Dumhi) and emcee Ethel Cee. At a mere twenty five minutes long, “Seven Thirty” is intended to be listened to as a whole. Haj serves up a sonic bed that utilizes classic drum breaks, lush layers of samples, and live instrumentation, while EC provides a seemingly endless library of flows and cadences. With Ethel Cee's subject matter ranging from heartbreak to lust, hope to disappointment, the project is sure to resonate with all types of music fans.
MP3/Video: Kool Keith - "Extra Thoughts" Ft. The I.M.O. + VICE Noisey Interview
Few rappers, if any, can hold a candle to the influence and staying power of Kool Keith. The veteran emcee's career spans over two decades, beginning with the release of Ultramagnetic MCs' Critical Beatdown in 1988, and includes a string of heralded solo releases. With each of those projects the Bronx-born rapper has solidified himself as one of the most intriguing characters in music and now, his latest album, Love & Danger, will be released on June 5th via Junkadelic Music. Today, Kool Keith is excited to release the album's latest single, "Extra Thoughts," featuring The I.M.O.
Extra Thoughts," produced by DJ Junkaz Lou, is built over a minimalist kick-and-snare production, with accents of psychedelic blips, beeps, and chimes that keep things interesting. It's a perfect fit for Kool Keith, who delivers a laid-back, stream-of-consciousness flow on a topic that few others than Kool Keith would or could attempt. "This song is about the inspiration of thoughts," says Kool Keith, in a purposefully vague tone. "Thoughts come like a million basketballs dropping out of the sky, but it’s the extra thoughts that count."
In addition to the new single, Kool Keith recently sat down with VICE for an interview with the outlet's newly launched YouTube series, Noisey Rap Show. The show is hosted by Kool A.D. of Das Racist, who caught up with Kool Keith at the Sweetwater Tavern in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to discuss Keith's pioneering of horrorcore and pornocore, the dirtiest track Keith ever wrote, and so much more.
Hope all is well with you and your love ones. I would like to introduce to you to Drumma, who is a Rap Artist out of the Carolinas area. This is his first leak of many from his upcoming project. Please review his first leak entitled "This Right Here" so you can hear the maturity and growth with his craft
Virginia Beach recording artist, Eyerone, drops an early preview off of his latest project entitled, INVITRO. In a video behind the scenes of a studio session with the artist, he gives a sneak peek of "The Drive" (prod. by Chemist); a track featured on the upcoming mixtape. To check out the full album, Visit IsntItEyeronic.com on May 8th. Powered by Revo Media.