James Gray, Jr., better known as Scoog, is a rapper and entrepreneur. He hails from New Orleans, LA. He grew up partly in what is known as the 7th ward and 9th ward parts of the city, Lacombe, Louisiana, and the popular New Orleans East. Scoog started rapping at the tender age of 12. He recorded his first original song at the age of 15.
Scoog attended Southern University in New Orleans but he was forced to transfer when Hurricane Katrina demolished New Orleans and other southern cities in 2005. He relocated to the Bay Area, where he continued his education and graduated from California State University, East Bay with a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts. He also continued to draw attention with his unique southern flow. Scoog is also known for his drive, ambition, and persistence.
In 2008 Scoog founded the company Gray Line Entertainment. After working with several underground artists in New Orleans, the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Atlanta, Scoog has earned the respect as one of the most talented underground artist to emerge. With the release of his 2011 EP "S.C.O.O.G. Promotional CD", Scoog gained world wide notoriety by earning sales success through internet distribution outlets such as iTunes, Amazon.com, and other distribution outlets.
Shinobi Ninja, the six member consortium of Brooklyn-based musicians get set to drop their forthcoming mixtape, 'The Chronicles of Hashy Larry', au-gratis on your browser's nearest search bar. To kicks things off, the crew hits you in the face with "Scatta", featuring iD Vicious. This track goes hard and epitomizes the group's style of mashing up Hip-Hop, Punk, Reggae, Rock, and Metal, into one explosive track that will leave your head spinning!
PR: Hip Hop Karaoke Buffalo Is Back This Saturday August 6!
Courtesy of Tony C.
After too long a hiatus, Hip Hop Karaoke Buffalo is back: 10pm, August 6 @ Acropolis! (708 Elmwood Avenue). The event will be webcast live to the internet, but be sure to come out and find out what has already captivated audiences in NYC, Toronto, LA and London.... Hip Hop is fun again!!!
Hip Hop Karaoke was designed for the inner Jay-Z and Busta Rhymes in all of us. It’s truly your chance to rhyme (outside of the shower). We provide the beats, the lyrics, the mics, the DJ, and even a hypeman to help you out! All that’s left is for you to come on up and rock the crowd.
All contestants will receive a free drink, and the greatest performance of the night will receive a gift card. Over 400 classic hip hop songs to choose from, all of your favorites from the 80's, 90's and even the 00's! Visit www.hiphopkaraokebuffalo.com for more details and the full song list.
MP3: P-Real f/ Landlord, Ron Browz - "I Ain't Seen Nothing"
From Success Media.
Fresh off the release of Tony Yayo's song "Money To Burn" ft. Currensy and P-Reala. Philthy Rich Records own, P-Reala releases a new song "I AINT SEEN NOTHING" ft. Ron Browz and Tha Landlord off his upcoming mixtape "The Money Machine" scheduled to drop in September. We would like for you to take a listen and show support via Twitter and Facebook by posting the links and leaving comments. Thank You.
Amid protest and outrage, what are quickly becoming non-isolated incidents of Police brutality continue to impact the Bay Area community. In January '09, Oscar Grant, unarmed, was shot to death by BART Police officer Johannes Mehserle, and just last month another unarmed victim, Ernesto Duenez, Jr. was fatally shot. Others, names including James Rivera and Rita Elias, have suffered a similar fate at the hands - and weapons - of Bay Police while utilizing the city's public transportation.
As the unprovoked violence continues, so do the protests, and musicians, no strangers to speaking against injustice over the years, have started to lend their voices and visuals to the cause. REL, the instrumentalist and producer also known for his work as one-fourth of the Drums & Ammo collective, has joined those voices with "Public Transit," the latest single and video from his forthcoming experimental instrumental album, On My Way.
"The song and video were made to express the feelings of confusion, hurt, and anger in our community as a result of three Police officer-involved shootings that have taken place on Bay Area public transit lines, " explains REL, who self-directed the video shot the footage video using his iPhone while riding the BART. He later added civilian-captured clips of the recent murders, bringing the video a sense of power and urgency. "The hardest part," explains REL, "was being able to get across all of these emotions without any words at all." Other victims in the videos include Charles Hill and Kenneth Harding.