Video: Roc Marciano x Jason Rose - "Arkansas Toothpick"
Courtesy Audible Treats.
Early in 2012, Man Bites Dog Records released what may be one of the best producer compilation albums in hip-hop this year, Kount Fif & R.M.L.'s The Swashbuckler Vol. 1: The Viking Wars. Standing alongside Stu Bangas & Vanderslice's Diggaz With Attitude, also released via Man Bites Dog Records, The Swashbuckler, with production mostly by Kount Fif and R.M.L., has a feature list that includes some of underground hip-hop's most revered talents, names like Copywrite, Roc Marciano, Torae, Planet Asia, Nine, Royce Da 5'9, and Heltah Skeltah, amongst dozens of others. Now, as the year winds down, Man Bites Dog is presenting the latest visual from the album, for the song "Arkansas Toothpick," which features Roc Marciano and Jason Rose.
Up and coming Montreal hip hop artist T-Money has released his latest single produced by Krunk Captain and music video 'Doin' Me' directed by Jeremy Thibodeau via local label Hustle Cartel Entertainment, which can be viewed below.
Video: Chris Green (Puzzle) - Leftovers (prod. by The Quarter Inch Kings)
Courtesy Wanja Lange.
In this video Chris "Puzzle" Green and The Quarter Inch Kings give you a sample of each of three songs (You'll Know Me, Listen Boy, Put It In The Air) found in the triple dj pack we titled Leftovers. These songs are "leftovers" from Chris's The Puzzle EP that never made the project. We just decided to share em and each song's dj pack includes the Street, Clean, Instrumental, and Acapella version. The production stays consistent with thatclassic boom bap sound that every true hip hop head knows and appreciates, andmarried with clever lyrics and punch lines to keep your ears glued to thespeaker. Shout out to Big Sproxx who shot and directed the video, also a big shout out to Bambo Slice of knapsackwax.com for the graphics.
Illmaculate "The Underworld (Fear Of God II) f/ OnlyOne
Courtesy Sandpeople Music.
Portland. Oregon - With numerous albums and battle victories under his belt, St. John's, Portland and Sandpeople representative Illmaculate continues to grind at a dizzying speed as he gears up to release a brand new project next week. CHRON: Legacy is the sequel to CHRON - the "80's drug drama/computer sci-fi" themed album starring OnlyOne of Sandpeople and producer Lawz Spoken available at http://lawzspoken.com . This time it's Illmaculate in the lead role over Lawz Spoken's gritty, dramatic production while OnlyOne "co-stars" on a majority of the album's tracks à la classic Raekwon and Ghostface.
After delivering his summer club banger "Wyne," the American born, Jamaican bred Mr. Melody is back with "Cut It Cut It," featuring his frequest co-collaborator Bolo, and D Block's Styles P. Produced by Cris Jon, this anthemic street banger will be featured on Mr. Melody's forthcoming mixtape The Cantagion, hosted by DJ Don Cannon, which becomes available on December 27th.. stay tuned!
Non Applicable: This Is Not An Album (Free Download)
Courtesy Park Street PR.
Non Applicable is a London-born hip-hop artist and poet of mixed Irish and West Indian descent whose easy, distinct flow, strong storytelling skills and vicious battle raps have led to features on projects from staple names in UK hip-hop such as Rodney P, Logic, Nate, and Tricksta's UK Runnings. Despite current EP "This Is Not An Album" being his debut release, his songs have already received UK (Radio 1) and US radio airplay, whilst he's equally noted for his live performances at venues including Proud and Plan B.
Starting out in the garage scene on south London pirate station Delight FM (which shot So Solid Crew to fame), he soon felt his style and message better suited to hip-hop. Following an introduction to People's Army founding member Logic, and regular trips to London hip-hop mecca Deal Real Records, it soon became more than just music to him; he felt comfortable with it as a lifestyle and never more so than with a mic in his hand.
Working alongside the likes of Harry Love, Lowkey, English Frank, Big Cakes and Kyza has seen NA raise his game as hip-hop emcee, whilst noted songwriter Niara Scarlett (Sugababes, Girls Aloud) has helped him build his writing skills to the point where his first release became a natural next step. NA pulls on a variety of influences to build original, insightful and artistic hip-hop which is unmistakably British - growing up on a Clapham council estate; the classic east coast sound of the Wu and Mobb Deep; Detroit's Dilla and Dwele; and UK trailblazers such as Chester P and Task Force.
After previous features alongside Canada's iLLvibe and L.S., and UK producer Haka Beats, NA's debut release via DowntownSoul features his trademark battle raps and storytelling skills over authentic production from both Haka and noted UK beatsmith Jetsun. Already receiving positive feedback from fans, fellow emcees and producers alike, NA describes it as musical at heart with reality check lyrics. 2013 will see his debut full-length album N.A.M.E., an eclectic mix of hip-hop and soul, as well as collabos with DowntownSoul producer Beat Thief and up and coming neo-soul singer Emmavie.
Non Applicable - This Is Not An Album (Track-listing:)
1. Intro - Internal Convo
2. Dema Say Listen ft. Kalldean (skit)
3. Y R U Boastin' ft. Ricko Capito (Prod. by Jetsun)
4. Golden (Prod. by Jetsun)
5. Get It In (Prod. by Haka Beats)
6. Can't Do It Like Me (Prod. by Jetsun)
7. Beef Starts ft. Theme (Prod. by Haka Beats)
Chuck D of Public Enemy interviews BURNTmd @HipHopGods Tour in Aspen, CO
I was informed the other day that Mr Chuck D of Public Enemy invited me out to Aspen, CO to start the show off for the Hip Hop Gods tour ft Public Enemy, Monie Love, X Clan, Schooly D, Wise Intelligent of PRT, Davey D, Sons of Bezerk, Johnny Juice, and Leaders of The New Schools Dinco.
Took me 7 hours to drive 3, crashed into the side of a snowy mountain, got stuck, yet still managed to make it to Aspen just in time to be treated to a nice dinner with the tour (btw being in a nice restaurant with Flava Flav is hilarious). Obviously I ordered the Osso Bucco that LBC salvaged for me cuz Chuck, Johnny, and I had to get over to the venue to start the show.
This video is a piece of the aftermath from my performance, filmed by HipHopGodsMedia at Belly Up in Aspen, Colorado last night.
To celebrate DJ Grazzhoppa's vinyl release of "Intricate Moves 2" we bring you a special version of the first track on the album featuring microphone acrobat M-Dot (@mdotboston). "Intricate Moves 2" will be available on double vinyl January 2013.