After 10 years, 3 albums, 4 EPs, 7 videos, a 2005 MuchFact top video nod, a 2008 MMVA video award nomination (Best Rap Video), critical acclaim in The Source, NOW Magazine, Okay Player (amongst others) and proven #1 singles on the college radio circuit, Tru-Paz have established themselves as credible veterans in Canadian Hip Hop.
For over a decade, Pinc Gator has been inspired and motivated by music. The ladder has always been a major part of his life, due to his father’s musical capabilities and involvement. At anytime of the day the Bishop was sure to have a record serenading throughout the house, whether Gospel or Blues. That kind of explains why there is a soulful sound to Gators voice whenever he briefly caters to his singing ability.
Gator realized rap was one of his niches when he was always able to hold an audiences attention whenever in a freestyle cipher. Pinc always wanted to flow, but he never wanted to write his lyrics down. His brother always reiterated “write your lyrics down” in Gator’s ear. After a few years of being stubborn, Gator finally took his brothers advice. Once writing became a part of his routine, his craft actually began to grow. Although he began writing, many times throughout the years, Gator had tried to be naive to the fact that music, not just rap was his craft. Family and close friends were always supportive, but it was the people he did not know that sort of solidified the potential factor.
Let it be music or just ordinary life, Gator has always had obstacles to deal with. People’s procrastination has always been a hindering in part of Gators success. Folks have a mind frame of tomorrow. That tomorrow attitude has created a “Bitter Over Time” attitude for Pinc Gator. Therefore he never gets too low or too high based on somebody’s words. He just believes it when he sees it.
Gator has a unique raspy sound to his voice that makes him stand out when collaborating with anyone. He is not your ordinary down south representer. Although, he is very aware and appreciative of the culture that Houston has created for itself. He tends to focus on his personal experiences with women, deceit, childhood, etc. Gator’s lyrical wordplay and distinctive metaphors will one day create a nice place for him in Hip Hop even though his genre can be viewed as extremely diverse at times. He might be spotted in a public setting wearing his signature football helmet without a facemask, or one of his many turbines. Electric and outlandish pretty much sums up his character. He is not out to harm anyone, he is just going to get what he feels is his. Pinc keeps an humble mind frame in all his endeavors, knowing that nothing last forever.
Pinc Gator is a dedicated artist and is constantly striving to perfect his craft. Success is part of believing and having faith, and that’s what facilitates his drive. He is not your ordinary “rapper” , due to the fact he is an all out entertainer, and loves to capture an audience. No matter what country, city, or state you are in, keep your head on the swivel, Pinc Gator is probably near.
Dezert Eez (consisting of members O’Nill, 5-Star & Nivek) took shape at Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI) and all three members have known each other for close to a decade now. The name Dezert Eez (Desert Eagle) is symbolic of a weapon created in Israel and then later brought to the states to be manufactured; much like the “Original Man.”
MP3: Mistah F.A.B. x Willie Joe - "Automatic" (Prod. By SMKA)
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With the October 4th release date fast approaching, Atlanta-based production group, SMKA, in conjunction with Thizzler On The Roof and environmentally-friendly lifestyle brand C4 Belts, is preparing the final elements for their mixtape, Darkest Before Dawn. The mixtape features some of the Bay Area's most talented up-and-coming artists, including IamSu!, Zumbi (of Zion I), Shady Blaze, Roach Gigz, DaVinci, DB Tha General, and more rapping over SMKA production. Following previous singles "Greatness" and "Ain't A Thing," Mistah F.A.B. and Willie Joe deliver on "Automatic," the final single before release date.
Rapping over a mellow, bubbling beat from SMKA, Mistah F.A.B. and Willie Joe, two of the most veteran artists featured on Darkest Before Dawn, recount their experiences of seeing people make it to the big stage and forgetting about the people who helped them along the way. "The message we hope to convey is for artists who get in a position to help out should do so," quips Mistah F.A.B. "Especially the ones who said they would,"
When asked about working with Willie Joe, F.A.B. responds: "Willie Joe came with a very nice hook – one that I think all cats in the position we're in can feel – and I just went with the topic because its something I've personally been through." An experience many rappers can relate to in the business, you can hear the frustration in their voices as the two express themselves, and for F.A.B., it was a relief to get the feelings off his chest. "The misconception of others' motives can be heartbreaking," laments F.A.B. "The elating moments come when addressing issues like this."
Los Angeles hip-hop heroes, Styles of Beyond, return to bring you their long awaited third album entitled "Reseda Beach" which will be released on 10-23-2012 via Dirty Version Records and its executive produced by Linkin Park/For Minor’s Mike Shinoda.
The first leak from the project made you say "Damn," as SOB linked up with Grammy-Award winner Michael Buble', the second leak, “The Pirate Song,” (produced by Vin Skully & Apathy) from the project is an ode to the adult beverage.
Pre-orders for Styles Of Beyond’s “Reseda Beach” are now available at demigodzstore.com.
New Audio & Free LP: RP f/ Sadat X "Living Legends"
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Loyalty Digital Corp Presents RP’s debut full-length, ‘The Crackpot Diaries: Part 1,’ The Local-Mu12 Member takes the listener for a mental roller coaster ride, with Sadat X, Fokis & more assisting on the journey.
Moonshine Bandits Announce United Shiners of America Headlining Tour
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After wrapping up two months on the road with Rehab, Central California’s country/hip-hop rebels the Moonshine Bandits have announced the dates for their upcoming United Shiners of America headlining tour. The Moonshine Bandits continue to tour in support of their new album "Whiskey & Women", which was released in stores on Suburban Noize Records and is available online at http://bit.ly/ylx8EF .
The Moonshine Bandits are currently putting together a deluxe version of their new album "Whiskey & Women" for release later this year. The deluxe version will be a 2-disc CD/DVD set that features all of the Moonshine Bandits music videos, behind the scenes footage, and two brand new exclusive tracks including "Dive Bar Beauty Queen" which features guest vocals from Danny Boone from Rehab.
The Moonshine Bandits recently premiered their new video for "Super Goggles" online at http://bit.ly/Uzk1fL . The video features guest appearances by The Lacs and Lenny Cooper.
MOONSHINE BANDITS TOUR DATES:
Nov 01 - San Diego, CA - Block No 16 Nov 02 - Santa Rosa, CA - Maverick's Nov 03 - Modesto, CA - Nino's Place Nov 08 - Olympia, WA - Big Whisky Saloon Olympia Nov 09 - Roseburg, OR - The Zoo Nov 15 - Lexington, SC - Harley's II Nov 16 - Hickory, NC - Main Cellar City Club Nov 17 - Kernersville, NC - Bucked Up Super Saloon Nov 28 - Scottsdale, AZ - Martini Ranch Nov 29 - Flagstaff, AZ - Museum Club Nov 30 - San Bernardino, CA - Stinger's Nightclub Dec 01 - Las Vegas, NV - Cheyenne Saloon Dec 29 - Jacksonville, TX - River Run ATV Park Dec 31 - Crosby, TX - Down South Offroad Jan 18 - Taylor, MI - Perfect Pitcher Sports Bar / Big B's Jan 19 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Neon Armadillo Feb 09 - Stuart, FL - Martin County Fair
This is The Niceguys "1996 Freestyle" video, chopped not slopped by OG Ron C, and once again featuring some dope dance moves in true Niceguys fashion.You might want to amp up on some Mountain Dew or throw back some of Honey Boo Boo's Go-Go Juice to view. We've also included the audio for your listening pleasure, along with some totally work-safe photos from the video shoot, which was filmed at Quality Hair Barbershop in Third Ward, Houston! Shouts to Houston rap legend Big Pokey of Screwed Up Click for stopping through too! Enjoy!
Skyzoo & Vibe TV Present: "Word To Langston: The Making of Skyzoo's 'A Dream Deferred"
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Vibe TV presents an exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of Skyzoo's sophomore album "A Dream Deferred". Studio sessions, show footage, and a one on one interview detailing the album's creative process all add to putting you right in the room as the work was being done. Featuring Skyzoo, !llmind, John Legend, Dj Prince, Jessy Wilson and more. Directed by Alex G. and A Nu Day Media. The album, featuring Jill Scott, Raheem Devaughn, Talib Kweli, Freeway, Jared Evan and more, with production by !llmind, 9th Wonder, Jahlil Beats, Dj Khalil, Black Milk and more, hits stores and itunes on Tuesday, 10/2 on The Faculty Inc/Duck Down Music. Follow @Skyzoo, @VibeMagazine and @AlexG_Director.
Skyzoo x VIBE TV Present "Word To Langston: The Making of Skyzoo's 'A Dream Deferred" http://bit.ly/RV3z90 .