"Still Standing" is the first album from legendary San Francisco rapper Rappin' 4-Tay since 2003. Known mostly for his hit "Player's Club" in 1994, Rappin 4-Tay collaborates with Montell Jordan, Treach, Baby Bash, Mistah Fab, San Quinn, Mac Mall, Skee-Lo, and Celly Cel on this Bay Legends adventure.
Bay Area king Messy Marv returns with a slew of characters on "Shooting Range Part 3". Check out this free download "Sooo Long" featuring Kurupt off the brand new album. "Shooting Range Part 3" features Kurupt, J. Stalin, Mr. Kee, Black C, Celly Cel, A-Wax and more and is the third installment in this street tape series.
Video: The Milky Way f/ Chris Clarke - "Black Magic"
Multi-coastal lyricist Sum - whose Nobody Hole, The Lil Folk and Lone Wolf albums have gained him an international cult following - is leader of The Milky Way, an L.A.-based collective that specializes in a sound best described as post-millennial funk. On bass and keys is P.U.D.G.E., the NYC producer/emcee who made his name at L.A.'s Low End Theory weekly, another member of a lineup that comprises college buddies, play cousins, childhood friends and even a married couple. Also on keys is Computer Jay, who first struck out with a contribution on ArtDontSleep's From LA With Love compilation. X-Man, X-Ro, Taurus Hamilton, DJ Cee Brown, Vocabutrois & Lil Mis round out this gathering of stars. Here they present the video to the title track of their Black Magic EP. "This song is unique because it's the first full song we composed from scratch as The Milky Way, two summers ago," says Sum. "Everything else we'd done up to that was just rehashes of old material. It was the clear winner for our first video, everybody's involved. We brought along talented family, Chris Clarke kickin in the door for us and Chicago's own Airon Azure on the chorus. Pure energy." Director and bandmember Nzinga Kadalie Kemp says "We wanted it to be simple but we wanted it to rock out -- I think we achieved our goal. It's milky." The song is a celebration of a newfound Milky Way sound, and the power of attraction.
Swollen Members’ Madchild has announced that he will be competing at this year’s KOTD World Domination Rap Battle on August 5th, 2011 at XS Nightclub in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Madchild will be competing in the main event against well known battle rapper Dirtbag Dan who has competed around the globe in battle rap competitions and performed at this year's Paid Dues Festival. Madchild will unleash his new solo album “Dope Sick” on August 2nd, 2011 on Suburban Noize/Battle Axe Records.
“For the last eight months, my main focus has been to become the best emcee I can be. Battling truly exemplifies the spirit of hip-hop just like beatboxing, DJing or graffiti art. I can’t think of a better way to challenge myself than to step into today's battle arena and compete against some of the best talent from all over the world at this year’s World Domination event,” commented Madchild. “The last time I competed in a battle was when I was inducted into the Rock Steady Crew and in order to embrace that side of myself, I felt it was important to really immerse myself in the culture of hip-hop. When I agreed to participate in World Domination Rap Battle, they told me they could make my match just a promotional battle, but I told them I wanted this to be a judged competition like any other real battle.”
The KOTD World Domination Rap Battle is one of the largest battle rap competitions in the world. The event will feature battle rappers from all over the globe including the UK, Australia, Philippines, Ireland and the United States of America.
Swollen Members’ recently debuted at #1 on the Canadian Rap albums chart with their new studio album “Dagger Mouth”. Swollen Members new video for the track "Bring Me Down" featuring Saigon can be viewed online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_QQydgVfRU .
Juicy J strikes again and on this official remix featuring 2 Chainz produced by the infamous Lex Luger. He's been hitting you guys consistently with banger after banger and the support that we've been receiving has been incredible. Thank you to every DJ that's playing these Juicy J records and to every website that's posting up his music and videos. It's not possible to win without you guys!
We are proud to announce the recent addition of Texas artist, Big Sid's, video "Felt Right ft. Brian Angel" to MTV Jams. It began airing this weekend and is currently #23 on MTV.com. The single is from his upcoming 100% original street album, "Failure's Not An Option."
Sid is currently working on a major follow-up to "Felt Right", the heavy guitar-driven "Born on the Block ft. Killer Mike & Big K.R.I.T." produced by Yung Chill. Stay tuned.
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Famed hip-hop producer iLLmind (who's worked with 50 Cent, Eminem, Little Brother, Redman, and more) is always looking to inspire the next generation of beatmakers. Whether he's teaching at NYU, releasing the audio stems of his new album, or hosting his "B.L.A.P." producer showcase in NYC, iLL tries to show future track masters the ropes. In his latest "Going Behind The Curtain" video, the producer breaks down one of the tracks on his new album, explaining the process behind creating each element of "Champions." Listen and learn. Watch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhcU4LJDdU8 .