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In times like these, Dark Comedy is no laughing matter. So with all jokes aside, we wanted to put a satirical spin on A$AP Rocky's "Fuckin' Problem" in order to address current events and issues. Events and issues that include the school shooting in Connecticut, gun control, mental health, and America's prescription drug addition amongst others. RIP to everyone that lost their lives in the Newtown, CT school shooting and the innocent lives lost everyday in these streets and around the world.
MP3: Mike WILL Made-It - "On It" Ft. Chief Keef & Young Scooter
Courtesy Audible Treats.
One week away on December 24th, producer Mike WiLL Made-It will release his new mixtape, Est. In 1989 Pt. 2.5. The tape, which will serve as the third installment in his Est. In 1989 mixtape series, will include a collection of Mike WiLL's most recent hits -- songs like Rihanna's "Pour It Up" and Juicy J's "Bandz A Make Her Dance," among others -- along with a host of new, exclusive tracks. First up came "I Hit That," with Juicy J and Gucci Mane, followed by "That Turn Up," a collaboration with fast-rising Atlanta rapper Trinidad Jame$, and now, Mike WiLL Made-It is releasing the tape's final pre-release leak, "On It," which features Chief Keef and Young Scooter.
TBLESS Featuring Ras Star - Nine To Five (Produced by Rekless Beats)
Courtesy Park Street PR.
TBLESS follows up his debut single REBIRTH with the new track NINE TO FIVE featuring RAS STAR. Both tracks will feature on the upcoming album THE SECOND COMING.
The track NINE TO FIVE is a gritty depiction of the everyday struggle to make ends meet while still trying to pursue your dreams. A theme that has become very relevant in these difficult economic times, for that reason the track is available for free download here:
Transit is a hip-hop artist who moved to Calgary from Victoria in 2007. He has gained notable buzz from media outlets such as Much Music, Maclean’s Magazine, Q with Jian Ghomeshi and many more. His album “22” was released November of 2011 and was the first album from a Calgary rapper to reach Top 10 of the iTunes hip-hop charts, securing the #2 spot next to Drake’s “Take Care.”
Transit has recently collaborated with notable artists such as Jann Arden, Madchild, Grieves and Kyprios. However, his popularity extends past the music industry, as seen by his recent selection to the short-list to be Calgary’s first ever Poet Laureate. His new EP “Public Domain” is available now for free download at http://www.transithiphop.com . Transit's upcoming album "Stale" drops January 3, 2013.
New Era, MTV Announce "Yo! MTV Raps" Cap Collection
Courtesy MTV Press.
New Era and MTV have joined forces to bring a unique cap collection that celebrates the iconic MTV brand, as well as one of hip-hop’s most influential music shows, “Yo! MTV Raps.” The special collection is available now at select Champs Sports locations, as well as, New Era Cap flagship stores and NewEraCap.com. Prices range from $24.99 to $35.99.
The brand-new collection pays homage to the classic retro style and brings fans a collection that is reminiscent of the time when the legendary show debuted on the MTV.
MTV’s “Yo! MTV Raps” is one of hip-hop’s most celebrated and ground-breaking music franchises ever. The show premiered in 1988 with Fab 5 Freddy, Ed Lover and Doctor Dré helming the first hip-hop music series on the network that featured the latest rap videos, interviews with artists, live performances and comedic shorts. In 2011, MTV2 brought the franchise back to life in the form of a series of “Yo! MTV Raps: Classic Cuts” specials that took a retrospective look at the era that helped shape and define hip-hop into the dominant music form it is today.
The collection includes five MTV logos and three ‘Yo! MTV Raps’ designs. Both New Era’s 59FIFTY fitted caps and 9FIFTY snapbacks are included in the offerings. The caps feature some of the most recognizable logos throughout MTV history. The imagery embodies the style of the 80s and 90s. They inspired details throughout each piece of the collection, including full under visor treatments.
“This collaboration comes at a perfect time. It’s right on point with the current trend of bright vibrant colors and retro styles. MTV brings to the New Era cap canvas, innovative looks to excite the music lover and fashion influencer,” said Stu Domanowski, Director Fan Gear at New Era.
The two brands will continue to collaborate through 2013 with additional product releases celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Yo! MTV Raps and the rich history and pop culture influence of MTV.
“We are thrilled to be working with a best-in-class partner in New Era to bring this iconic cap collection to the marketplace,” said Lisa Silfen, Senior Vice President of Program Enterprises, MTV Networks.
Hip-Hop Artist Sadat X of Brand Nubian Releases Solo Album Love, Hell or Right
Courtesy Helio PR.
Hailed by fans for his lyrical dexterity, coded allusions and poetic storytelling, Sadat X of Brand Nubian has cemented himself in the history of Hip Hop culture as not only an influential pioneer but an iconic status - now riding the success of his single "This is Our Thing" featuring Pharoahe Monch he offers fans his latest effort: Love, Hell or Right (6.8.2 Records).