Los Angeles hip-hop duo Substance Abuse return to hip-hop with their sophomore LP, Background Music. Consisting of emcee Eso Tre and Subz, Substance Abuse pull no punches on their latest offering: The 18 track collection is a hard-hitting, funky rap album that feels distinctly LA. The LP features MC Eiht, Tash of Alkaholiks, Percee P, Max Julien (The Mack), Sadat X of Brand Nubian, Myka 9, and KRS-One.
Audio: Little Vic - "The Squeeze" (prod. DJ Supa Dave)
Courtesy DJ Mickey Knox.
Little Vic viciously tears through a banger provided by Supa Dave. He felt he needed to drop a braggadocio, murderous track for his fans... here it is. This track was originally created for a project with DCM, but I commandeered it & decided to leak it. Shout to my dude Peter Leo who amped me up during the session, and joined me on the hook. Shout to Menza who brought me the beat, and was present during the original & final sessions. Produced & Mixed by Supa Dave.
Armenia is a small country of fewer than four million people sitting in the south caucus region of Asia and landlocked between Turkey, Azerbadjian, Georgia, and Iran. You should know this because Los Angeles is in fact home to one of the largest Armenian immigrant enclaves in the world. Celebrities Serj Tankian and Kim Kardashian (who both grew up in Los Angeles) have each made a powerful impact on their respective fields of alternative music and reality television, introducing disparate and unique takes on Armenian identity into American pop culture. And now, with lyrical prowess and melodious flow, Los Angeles-born, overtly-Armenian rapper R-Mean is bringing word of his mountainous ancestral republic to one of our biggest cultural expressions of all: hip-hop.
In Early 2013, R-Mean is dropping his most ambitious project to date, 7 Deadly Sins, on Pentagon Records; and he follows up his explosive first single "Lost Angels" f/ Game with “Talkin To You” f/ Joe Budden which is produced by the legendary King Tech.
After treating fans and new listeners to his two previously released leaks "That's Me" (produced by Lord Finesse) and "Always" (feat. Crystalia), the Bronx-bred spitter Butta Verses finally unveils his free fourteen track release Everywhere & Nowhere, for free download. The project boasts production from Marco Polo, The Mighty V.I.C. (The Beatnuts, Groove Merchantz, Ghetto Pros), BeanOne (of Dyme Def) and more, and is being released by Beats & Rhymes, a sub division of DeWolfe Music USA that specializes in music licensing for film and TV. Everywhere & Nowhere is now available for free download, courtesy of DJBooth.net, enjoy!
01. Always (fea.t Crystalia) [prod. by Hannibal Smith]
02. ROTFLMAO (prod. by BeanOne)
03. That's Me (prod. by Lord Finesse)
04. Push Back (prod. by BeanOne)
05. Gimme What You Got (prod. by Hannibal Smith)
06. Make It Happen (prod. by 6th Sense)
07. Don't Stop (Party) [feat. Filth] [prod. by Marco Polo]
08. Conflict (prod. by 6th Sense)
09. Swamp Thing (prod. by VIC)
10. Here It Is (prod. by BeanOne)
11. Love & Hate (prod. by Hannibal Smith)
12. Big Dreams (Marco Polo Remix)
13. Megatron (prod. by Doc Sus)
14. Classic (feat. Lucian) [prod. by BeanOne]
Following up his 2011 debut mixtape, The Unexpected, New Jersey product Wem return’s with his sophomore mixtape Intellectual Arrogance, which features guests and production from Maybach Music Group artist Rockie Fresh, Neako, Nickelus F, Cardo and more.
Video: Supastition "Yada Yada" (Prod. by Marco Polo)
The official music video from Charlotte’s own, Supastition, as he returns with the Marco Polo produced, “Yada Yada”. The music video is directed by Shamus Coneys of Spacecraft Films. The adrenaline-charged “Yada Yada” is the first single off “The Blackboard EP,” which will be released on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 via Supastition's Bandcamp.