Savant a/k/a Stanstro Going For National Radio Play
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Savant's "The Beast & the Best" featuring Big Meridox and produced by The Aglofellaz was recently selected among a pool of about 60 records by one of Arizona's premier radio stations as a candidate for airplay on DJ Hospe's impending "Feelin' 520" broadcast. If the song finishes in the top 7 of voting, it will be spun on August 26th in the inaugural "Feelin' 520" Countdown on Arizona's HOT98.3 FM. This countdown can be heard both on the radio and anywhere there's an internet connection. Voting ends on August 24th at 11:59PM.
Want to hear "The Beast & the Best" on a national radio station? Cast your vote at http://www.hot983.com/pages/feelin520/index.html by following the below listed steps:
1) Click the above link 2) Look in the left hand column where the grey box is. 3) Scroll down until you see 'Savant: "The Beast & the Best"'. 4) Click the box next to said text 5) Scroll until you see the 'Vote' box 6) Click said box 7) Spread the word/ share the voting link (http://www.hot983.com/pages/feelin520/index.html) at all of your social networking venues. 8) DONE!
Haven't heard "The Beast & the Best"? Click HERE and press 'play', and if you feel moved to do so, purchase the record. Look out for the music video coming soon, also.
Video: The Game (Jayceon Taylor) Cleared of All Charges
Courtesy of Cobb Court TV and HHN24/7.
Los Angeles -- The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said today authorities will not pursue criminal charges against rapper The Game after he caused a deluge of telephone calls into the department's Compton station from his twitter Account. Capt. Mike Parker talks about why they decided not to press charges.
MP3/Video: DaVinci - "D.R.E.A.M." + Feast Or Famine Video
Courtesy of Audible Treats.
Feast Or Famine EP Scheduled For August 24th Release Date
In 2010, DaVinci, a largely unknown rapper from the historic Fillmore District of San Francisco, California, took the rap world by storm, releasing his debut album, The Day The Turf Stood Still. The album was a breakthrough, showing the mind state of a young black male – one who grew up hustling to survive – who watches uncertain as his beloved neighborhood changes in front of his eyes due to gentrification and urban renewal that forced many of his peers out. And now, DaVinci is excited to release the follow-up, his new Feast Or Famine EP, which will be made available for free download on August 24th through DaVinci's label, SWTBRDS.
On TDTTSS DaVinci largely went it alone, eschewing high profile guests and choosing instead to let his voice be heard. And while Feast Or Famine finds DaVinci working alongside a variety of his peers throughout the eight tracks, lead single "D.R.E.A.M.," an acronym that plays off Wu-Tang's "C.R.E.A.M." and stands for Dope Rules Everything Around Me, finds DaVinci going for dolo as he brings listeners into a world of harsh realities and conflicted decisions.
"I wanted to bring people into the mind of a young man whose entire world – his friends, family, school, community – is flooded with drug abuse and dope distribution," explains DaVinci. "The song isn't a celebration; I wanted to give people a clear visual of the events that lead up to making a 'hustle or die' decision," and DaVinci provides a clear visual, indeed, with lines like, "Dream first ask questions last/ Trying to do my best to stay awake in class/ Teacher can't show me how to make no cash/ But my ni**as on the block sure make it fast."
To accompany the single, and help break down what Feast Or Famine is all about, DaVinci is also releasing the "Feast Or Famine" video. A collaboration between Chasen Paper and Johan Thomas, the video offers a chilling, black-and-white visual that plays out like a mini-documentary as DaVinci narrates many of the same dichotomies detailed in "D.R.E.A.M.," and throughout Feast Or Famine: "A single right or wrong decision can be the difference between eating and starving."
Nicki Minaj & J Dilla Updates on OHHLA.com: August 18th, 2011
Albums from J Dilla and Nicki Minaj were updated, plus we have new lyrics by Black Thought, Diz Gibran, Lil' Fame, Killer Mike, Nicki Minaj, Pete Rock, Pusha T, Shannell, Ruthless Bastardz, and more today on OHHLA.com!
The critical praise for A.Dd+'s When Pigs Fly speaks volumes, with outlets like the Dallas Observer calling it "Nothing short of a classic" and "The best rap album that Dallas has ever seen, front to back." The months passed since the album's March release have only helped to solidify the quality and replay value of Dallas duo's debut, and now, as a friendly reminder to those who may have forgotten just how good the album is - or for those still a little late to the party - Slim Gravy and Paris Pershun are releasing the video for "Under," one of the more solemn tracks from When Pigs Fly.
"With the video for 'Under' we wanted to push the envelope of creativity," explain the duo, who enlisted director Israel 'Izzy' Isas to shoot the visual. "We were able to show an inner conflict, a conflict with self, and the cause and effects of what we choose to do in our everyday life." Dustin Cavazos, who opens the song with a poignant verse that speaks to sidetracked aspirations, joins in the video, before Paris and Slim close out the song, each building atop producer Picnic Tyme's melancholy, piano-driven beat, which samples Little Dragon's "Twice."