The album represents the burgeoning new hip-hop scene bubbling in the Bay area and the movement to bring this music back to the forefront. MVMNT features guest appearances from Tha Jacka, Enoch & 1 O.A.K. Both Rel & JBillion are mainstays on the Bay area hip-hop circuit alongside DaVinvi, TiRon, Keelay and more.
Tied strongly to their Bay roots, the duo features San Francisco as a main character in both videos from the project. For their first video "Once In A Lifetime," Rel, a man of many talents, took on video directorial duties. The video was filmed at San Francisco's beloved Mexican grill Papalote, known for winning a culinary battle against the Food Network's Bobby Flay for their "Triple Threat Burrito." "Soul Clap," the 2nd video from MVMNT and also directed by Rel, was set in the streets of San Francisco. The video is a snapshot of daily life in the bay with JBillion asking, "If you ever lived in the ghetto but got out that shit, or still in the ghetto with the goons and the pits, Can I get a soul clap*"
We have an indie spotlight this week with Pone. He is joined by Low Life, Josh Everette and E.Dan of ID Labs who produces for Wiz Khalifa. This original track will be featured on Pone's upcoming project Last Onez Left.
Oddisee has a busy and fruitful year ahead of him. "Odd Seasons" which is out today via Mello Music Group, is just the beginning of a string of releases coming out in 2011 that will surely satisfy die hard fans and newcomers alike.
"Odd Seasons" is the the culmination of four separate seasonal EPs created over the course of a year and for the first time, all four seasons have been mixed, mastered, refined and polished.
Today, enjoy one of the album's standout tracks entitled "I'm From PG," an ode to his hometown, declaring "I'm From PG, I rep DMV!" Jeff Weiss for LA Times commented on the song "For those new to Oddisee, it's a worthy introduction: sinuous soul music firmly rooted in a sense of self and place."
Now available for free download is Ugly Tony's 2nd single "Use Your Mind" featuring Termanology x Don K.Sen x IDE. "Use Your Mind" is taken from Ugly Tony's debut album "At Nightfall" that is now available via Fly Definition Music.
For those eagerly awaiting the release of Wais P‘s mixtape, your prayers have been answered. After a strong promotional campaign, which included the release of the video for the DJ Premier produced "You See It", we are pleased to present you with his latest offering, It’s In The Game. The mixtape features all new material, boasting production by Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie, DJ Premier, Statik Selektah, Sebb, Frequency, Shuko, The Engineerz and more. Featured artists include Termanology, Maffew Ragazino, Ras Kass and Tone P. From top to bottom this mixtape plays more like an album and is an incredible effort from Wais P, but don’t take our word for it... It's In The Game!*