Today, SwizZz is releasing his new video, for the single "Zoom In." The song, which SwizZz also produced, finds SwizZz showing off technical prowess, while also offering listeners a personal touch - a personal touch that the Funk Volume fans actually inspired. "I was inspired by the 'Still Movin' campaign that Funk Volume launched a few months back, by the stories of struggle and hardship that our fans shared," says SwizZz. "I'm talking about some of my own obstacles in life that I had to hurdle - friendship and loyalty, and family pressure to pursue a career path that I didn't want for myself."
East Coast Hip Hop Group Live Percenters To Release The Corners Involved 9/24 on HiPNOTT Records
Courtesy Kevin Nottingham.
HiPNOTT Records is proud to announce one of the dopest Hip Hop albums you will hear all year, The Corners Involved from East Coast Hip Hop group Live Percenters. Comprised of four members (Mellow Drum Addict, I-Be4Evr, Physical Graffiti, and producer Dukes Go Up), the Live Percenters are a group that diehard Hip Hop fans will easily digest.
The Corners Involved is a collage of sounds & styles that capture the essence of Hip Hop. With all production handled by Dukes Go Up, the album is a cohesive yet versatile project, crafted with creativity & individuality by all four members of the group. Features include Boog Brown, 7eventhirty, Carlitta Durand, and many more.
To catch a preview, check out the album's official promo trailer!
Video: Dice Raw (The Roots) "Jimmy's Back" Documentary
Courtesy Sims PR.
The album and documentary are Dice's own moving interpretations of Dr. Michelle Alexander's New York Times
bestselling book, "The New Jim Crow", which theorizes that the negative stigma attached to ex-offenders can be compared to Blacks' victimization and struggle for equality during the Jim Crow Era. "Jimmy's Back" album is set for official release on August 19.
Chi City releases yet another classic hip hop record titled "Tell Me Something" which is morally a description of how people rather tell you what you cant do verses what you can do. The record starts off with a very 80's era revised sample that sets the mood for what you are about to hear. Chi then delivers a great performance that not only captures the essence of story telling but he also brings something a little bit more creative to the table as he sheds light on his life being not so different from everyone else.
Booming drum loops, melodic samples and creative emceeing. It's a winning formula that producer (and Dragon Fli Empire emcee) Teekay uses to perfection on "psYYChology". It's a brand new pay-what-you-want compilation featuring emcees from his hometown of Calgary (aka "YYC") rhyming over his beats.
The RockBoi "Xplosive" is a rap artist and DJ from Cleveland, Ohio. Xplosive is best described as a mega talent with a crazy style! Xplosive is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. This guy is coming at you with a new sound combined with new flava that's taking off, landing on airwaves and blowing up clubs all over the world.
Video: Alpha Male Society - "What You Know (Remix)"
Courtesy Team AMSOC.
"What you know about them five letters that'll change the game?" With the first official visual from their recently released Background Check 2 mixtape, all five emcees of AMSoc (@AMSocmusic) team up with producer Millie Vaughn (@MillieVaughn) and video director HeadGraphix (@HeadGraphix) to help answer the question "What You Know?"