It's time for another new edition of The Hip-Hop Shop. Episode #134 is called The S Is For Smooth Shit so watch how we move it with the likes Zero Star, Shane Eli, Shad and Shinobi Stalin among others! For compliments or feedback hit me on Twitter @angrymarks. Artists please send your podsafe music and advertising requests to email@example.com. Thanks for listening and remember to share the show with a friend and tell them to check it out every Tuesday on RapReviews.com! Don't forget to subscribe to our RSS newsfeed so you never miss a new episode, and don't forget to check out Prof. Mike Jordan on KABF on Friday nights when CLASS IS IN SESSION!
* Zero Star f/ Maggz - Bonus Track * Shane Eli - Who's Laughing Now * Shad - Flawless * Sean Hines f/ Jyshoun - Nancy Reagan * Quanstar - Step Up Your Game * Skillz x Nickelus F x Bravo - Reservoir Dogs * Shinobi Stalin x E.D.G.E. - Work Harder
Video: Nick Javas f/ Nicci Silva - "Material Girls"
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You may remember Nick Javas from the excellent 'Opportunity Knocks' track that was produced by Hip-Hop legend DJ Premier, if not we have to say you really are missing out! Nick Javas injects an uplifting lyrical feel using clever wordplay and humour in a way that no one has done before, making him totally unique and diverse. This fact was probably one of the many reasons why DJ Premier signed him!
Here is the brand new video from Nick Javas which features the Nicci Silva on the hook reworking Madonna's 1980's classic 'Material Girls'. This is a breath of fresh air in an era of blinged out rappers talking about swagger. He's calling on the whole Hip-Hop scene here, asking for all the 'Material Girls' to please stop and bring back Hip-Hop to its essence. We love this and know you will too!
Nick Javas is currently planning a European tour and his management would love to hear from any promoters interested in booking him.
It's Friday, it's summer, and legendary producer Swizz Beatz has remixed Seun Kuti's single "Rise" from Seun's new album, From Africa With Fury: Rise. All things to be excited about, but it gets better. This remix and the original version are available for free download via the links below.
Rapper Rah Digga's Smartphone Battle Rap Application Straight Spittin' Now Available On All Platforms
Courtesy: Audible Treats.
Customizable App Allows Users to Select Opponents, Beats, Number of Rounds, Freestyle vs Written, & More
(New York, NY) Veteran rapper and former First Lady of Busta Rhymes' Flipmode Squad Rah Digga and Appalachian Apps are proud to announce a new smartphone application that allows users to battle rap each other, the first of its kind for Android, iPhone, Blackberry, and Nokia. Users all over the world can create profiles, buy beat packages, and earn the chance to even battle against bona fide rap celebrities.
Straight Spittin' is the only audio-based battle rap application that allows aspiring rappers to battle in either freestyle or written form, to select different beats, verse length, and the number of rounds. The application anticipates today's busy MC, giving them the option to schedule battles ahead of time, leave verses in their opponent's inbox or just hone their skills in rehearsal mode. One of the most exciting features of the application is the option for the public to vote for winners. As MC's win more battles, they advance from "Unsigned Hype " to "Gold " and eventually "Platinum" status, where they'll be scouted for global battle competitions.
According to Rah Digga, battle raps have and always will be an integral part of the hip-hop community. "As someone who prefers more aggressive rhyming, it's always refreshing to hear people rhyme like their lives depend on it," she explains. "Hearing battle raps can remind people of what a real lyricist should sound like...or not."
Having solidified her position in hip-hop as a gifted lyricist, Rah is now changing the world with her new app designed to give aspiring rappers a chance to show and prove themselves on a global stage at their convenience. Teaching aspiring rappers about the fundamentals of rapping and lyricism was the main catalyst for Rah's involvement with this application. She believes it's possible for someone to eventually get a record deal stemming from this app.
The application has been making great strides in the tech community. Straight Spittin' was recently awarded 1st place in AT&T Open Call Contest and was 1st runner up in Microsoft's Fast Pitch Contest. The app is also currently a finalist in Nokia's $10M Calling All Innovators Contest.
Video: DELS - "Capsize" f/ Roots Manuva & Joe Goddard
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No rest for our boy DELS, even a few months after the release of his critically acclaimed and much loved debut album, GOB. The last time we saw DELS he was filming a mini documentary to show off the work that went into recording the track "Capsize", and now the Ipswich, UK emcee and graphic designer is excited to let fans in on the other side of the equation with a spaced out video for the single. As DELS spits his verses while standing among alien pyramids and marble mazes, satellites' spewing lasers and virtual organs pulsating aplenty, the chorus drops in with Joe Goddard singing "where is the heart and soul, we need to stick together", an effect that bring the tracks slew of different style and sounds together, creating something that sounds completely new and effortlessly different.
DELS wants to give back to the people that stuck by him throughout the release of his debut album. DELS is holding a contest, currently underway, which allows aspiring producers to upload their original music to the Big Dada website. At the contest's close, DELS, along with the Big Dada staff will listen to the twenty most popular tracks, as determined by view and play counts. Upon selecting the winner, DELS will rap over the instrumental, and Big Dada will release the song through their site. For more information, including rules and guidelines for entering the contest, head over to http://www.bigdada.com/dels-vocal/ .
This fall, DELS will also be hitting the road in support of GOB, performing throughout France and the UK. Tickets are on sale now and more information can be found here: http://www.seetickets.com/Tour/DELS .
Calling all Hip-Hop heads. whatever you are doing, please STOP!!! Here is something that you are going to cherish and adore. If you're real, then this is for you! This is two fingers up to the all the bubblegum & glossy rap out there. If you are hungry then this is good food. Okay, so what's the deal? Its simple, all you have to do it click the link below and you're a few minutes away from owning a copy of the brand new Knowledge Giving Birth release.
After the underground success of the jump off track 'Tradition', Pair-A-Dyce now returns now with his brand new EP. Featuring four brand new tracks this EP is already getting a lot of love from bloggers, DJ's and tastemakers in the industry both in the USA as well as here in the UK. We get some amazing production on this project, as well as a selection of solid tracks from this Florida born emcee who now resides in Dallas.
Pair-A-Dyce 'Portal EP'
1. Tradition - 4:00 2. Let It Fly - 3:28 3. Second Life - 4:16 4. MONEY Remix - 3:39
Also as a bonus Rediculus has made his deejay mix of the Masters Of Conversation release 'ReVerb' available. Mixed to perfection by the legendary Bronx DJ 'DJ Ready Cee', this is now available for FREE download! With contributions come from the likes of Doc Remedy, Proh the Problem, DJ Offbeatz, Rich Malone, Lewi Ldn, 72 the Sign, Capital R, Pair-a-Dyce, Brown Bag AllSstars, V.E.R, Prome, Dame, Kayser9soze and Nizm this is a must! If you missed it make sure you grab it now!