It's been a while since we've spoke. Hope all is well. If you don't remember me, this is Jaae Kash. You posted my mixtape KINGOFDMNDS a while back. Thank you for your support. I'm currently working on my music video for one of the songs off my mixtape called G-Code. The director recently sent me the sneak peak video and suggested it was a good idea to send it around.
Kid Tsunami links up with Sean Price for the first single from his forthcoming compilation LP, The Chase, which will be released in April 2013. The Chase features collaborations with Sean Price, Pharoahe Monch, Kool Keith, Masta Ace, Sadat X, Kool G Rap, KRS-One, Buckshot and many more.
(The video was shot in downtown Brooklyn by Mark Carranceja Director, Cinematographer, & Editor)
Zion I & The Grouch & Eligh Tour with DJ Fresh & special guest Alexander Spit
Courtesy Zion I.
Zion I & The Grouch & Eligh will be going on tour with DJ Fresh and special guest Alexander Spit! The tour will start on March 28th in Oakland at The New Parish, and pass through Reno, Nevada City, Redway, and finish in Santa Cruz.
Get tickets for the show in your city:
March 28th - The New Parish, Oakland, CA
March 29th - Knitting Factory, Reno, NV
April 3rd - Miner's Foundry, Nevada City, CA
April 4th - Mateel Community Center, Redway, CA
April 5th - The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
Raw Facts returns with his newest release entitled "Gladiator". Looking back at his "Fact or Fiction" mixtape, he realized that there was more that needed to be said to his fans. With that in mind, Facts is back in the studio and delivering more new music. While addressing many issues, internal thoughts and concerns on this record, Facts shows his strength as a "Gladiator".
We just posted Quanstar's new music video "Yo Soy La Mierda" from his new album of the same name of First Team Music. The video was filmed by Quanstar and East Oakland indie hip hop icon DLabrie on A Sony Glalaxy 2 phone.
As we get closer to the official release date for Jus Daze'sophomore album, "Walk Twice As Hard", he keeps us eagerly waiting in anticipation, dropping more new music! His latest, Ignorant Sh!t, is a collaboration with Chris Rivers (formerly known as Baby Pun). The two team up to deliver a rapid, fiery display of lyricism and punchlines over a hard-hitting East Coast boom bap beat produced by Nemisis.
Audio: Goldini Bagwell of Sandpeople - "Chemtreals"
Courtesy Heaven Noise.
February 2013 - Portland, OR: Goldini Bagwell released this one-off single to keep things moving as he puts the finishing touches on his upcoming SecondHand Smoke album. "Chemtreals" finds the Sandpeople MC musing over his favorite remedies for life's ills atop a cloudy instrumental produced by Chase Moore and Hippie Sabotage.
PR: J Dilla "The Diary" Planned for Release on PayJay
Courtesy Trevor @ The Score.
PayJay Productions, Inc. was the company James Dewitt “J Dilla” Yancey founded in 2001 to house his production company and his publishing company. But it was also a symbolic move: PayJay was a sign that the maverick producer then known as Jay Dee would see his individual goals in music industry realized, and he would get paid in the process.
The Estate of James Yancey has revived PayJay as a functioning imprint, and is announcing its release of J Dilla's long lost vocal album, The Diary. The first single "Anthem" b/w “Trucks” is now available as a pre-sale at rappcats.com and will be released on vinyl early this spring. Both “Anthem” and “Trucks” were produced, and feature complete vocal performances, by Dilla. The tracks come straight from multi-track masters found on 2” tape shortly after Dilla’s passing in 2006. These songs have been mixed by engineer Dave Cooley, who worked extensively with Dilla during his years in Los Angeles. Using Dilla’s original demo mixes as his guide, Cooley attempted to finalize Dilla’s vision for these tracks, while keeping all of the elements that Dilla had in place in his original demos present.
The Estate of James Yancey is administered by attorney Alex Borden and overseen by the Probate Court of the State of California on behalf of Yancey’s four heirs – his mother, Maureen “Madukes” Yancey, his brother John “Illa J” Yancey and his two daughters, Ja’Mya Yancey and Ty-monae Whitlow.
The Diary is an album of vocal performances recorded between in the early 2000s over production by the likes of Madlib, Pete Rock, Nottz, House Shoes, Karriem Riggins and others. PayJay recently issued the “J Dilla World Tour” tee shirt in conjunction with clothing brand Stussy; a collaborative figure is set to be released in 2013.