Houston Hip Hop foursome The Niceguys are prepping the September 11 release of their album James Kelley, and are proud to present their first single "Magick". This refreshing vibe flips Houston's classic Screw music, offering just a taste of what The Niceguys will serve up on their new project!
By trade they are a rapper (Easy Yves Saint), two producers (Christolph and Free) and a turntablist (DJ Candlestick), but the Texas-based quartet blends their collective talent to deliver cohesive, cutting edge songs.
Take a listen to "Magick", and check out The Niceguys recent video "Overtoast" and the James Kelley trailer "Vast Majorit" below! We've also included the 2011 "Ari Gold Remix" featuring Bun B and "Toast" videos, just in case you missed them!
AwesomenessTV's Crazy I Say Spoofs Kanye West, Jay-Z, Beyonce and Kim Kardashian
This week, Zay Zay and Jo Jo take on the self-proclaimed kings of rap, Kanye West and Jay-Z. While the rappers are 'Watching the Throne', the boys are dissing them for everything from their clothes to new girlfriend Kim Kardashian. They even put their own spin on the number one hit Ball So Hard. See the princes on top of their throne in this week’s installment of Crazy I Say.
This coming Tuesday, July 24th, 40Love will release their third studio album, Dreams Don't Sleep. The San Francisco-based group has been receiving positive feedback from previous singles "Anywhere" featuring Black Spade, "Think Too Much," and "Bout2Boom." Today, 40Love is releasing their latest track, "Tiki Tiki" featuring Zumbi of Zion I.
"Just like the rest of the album, the song urges the listener to reach their highest and most aligned self in every moment," says the group of their new track, which EMD pioneer/god and longtime friend Bassnectar sampled for his own song "Wildstyle Method." "Bassnectar hit us up and sampled the song on his Wildstyle EP, and now have been able to work with him on some other tracks, so that was a mystic connection with this song for us."
The group was also exited to work with Zion I emcee Zumbi. "It's been dope working with him because we all grew up bumpin' Zion I as a Bay classic," says 40Love. "Now, we've been able to build with him on shows and recordings - he's an inspiring artist in his performance, music and message." The song is a clever play on the children's story, Tiki Tiki Tembo, with the hook comprised of the very long ancient Chinese name used in the book. Tag-team producers Mikos and The Whooligan turned out a heavy, Far East-inspired beat for "Tiki Tiki," while Miss Haze, G-OFF, and Zumbi verbally dance all over it.
Less than a year later Terminal 3’s Executive Producer Terence Beasley has joined forces with the New Jersey based CIE Productions in bringing the world a brand new offering utilizing the strengths of what it takes to craft a “Classic” compilation while showcasing the talents of a pair of young stars on the rise. While fans can expect the same quality sounds from producer Jimmie Paschal (JP Beats) as displayed on 2011’s “The Academy” with latent features from some of the games finest including Jadakiss, Lil Flip, Keith Murray, and LA the Darkman, the focus of the August 13th release of “Brimstone” is centered around newcomers F.A.M.E (MDV) and Iatana.
Both products of the burgeoning New Jersey music scene pioneered by such legends as Redman, Naughty by Nature, Queen Latifah and Lauryn Hill, F.A.M.E (MDV) short for Million Dollar Voice and Iatana (pronounced Eye – Ah- Tah – Nah) represent the arts of Hip-Hop lyricism and Reggae storytelling respectively. Both artists are featured on 10 of the albums 12 tracks including the lead off single “Rich Righteous Teachers (RMX)” featuring Jadakiss and LA the Darkman which is currently on rotation throughout the East Coast and featured on the who’s who list of Urban Media Outlets.
This past February, Copywrite released God Save The King, which wound up being not only some of his most personal work to date but also some of his most critically acclaimed. Now, on August 7th, Copy will team back up with his label Man Bites Dog Records for the worldwide release of God Save The King: Proper English Version. The album will include a handful of new exclusives, in addition to a number of remixes of God Save The King standouts, featuring a collection of the UK's biggest rappers, a list that includes Context, Dru Blu, Mystro, SAS, Akala, Iron Braydz, and more.
Today, Copywrite is excited to release a video for the album's latest single, "More Sorrow" which features Copywrite's childhood friend Illogic. For fans of God Save The King, the song's title will sound familiar - "Sorrow" was one of the album's standout tracks, as Copywrite used the song to deal with recent loss. "More Sorrow" is in dedication to Copywrite's grandmother, and the song was written and recorded the same night that she passed away, minutes before Copywrite was able to get to the hospital. "Walked in the hospital room, you were already gone," raps Copywrite, reliving the events of the evening. "I kissed you on your forehead and held your sweaty palm."
Video: Doe Cigapom f/ DaNedra Rowel - "CagedBirds"
Doe Cigapom (“Deliver On Emotions” & “Can I Get Peace Of Mind”) acronym illustrates his mission to shed light on the very real healing powers of music. Throughout his own difficult life experiences, music has been the remedy for Doe’s peace of mind.
Doe was born and raised in Washington D.C. at a time when our nation’s capital was undergoing historic struggles. This undeniably had a direct impact on his upbringing, but as Doe emphasizes “there was always music” as his main source of solace.
Tum Tum Joins 2012 Smokers Club Tour - Eat or Get Ate 2 Album Coming in Fall
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Known for his smooth flow and unique Southern flare, Dallas rapper Tum Tum is hitting his stride after delivering nearly a decade's worth of respected lyricism.
Now signed to label and management company HULK Entertainment, the Texas titan is ready to embark upon a new phase of his career.
Tum Tum's current single "Yeah Doe" featuring fellow HULK artists B-Hamp and Dorrough Music is making waves on radio and iTunes, and his upcoming video for the song will also feature a verse from former Dirty South Rydaz partner Big Tuck.
On August 8, 2012, Tum Tum will take on a portion of the nationwide Smoker's Club Tour, joining stops throughout Texas and Oklahoma. Headlined by Three 6 Mafia's Juicy J, the tour will feature several acts including Smoke DZA, Joey Bada$$ and Chevy Woods.
This Fall, Tum Tum will release Eat or Get Ate 2, the follow up to his 2007 major label debut Eat or Get Ate (T-Town/Universal Republic). Although it's been five years between albums, Tum Tum is confident that fans will connect immediately to his new songs.
"I'm putting my all in this album," Tum Tum asserts. "So far we have production from Play N Skillz, Cardo, RMB Justize, Yung Shun and Bux, who produced my new single 'Yeah Doe'. I have collabs with Curren$y, Dorrough Music, Freddie Gibbs and a couple more of the homies. It's definitely going to be big!"
Although he is independent now, Tum Tum knows he's in good hands with HULKent, as they recently partnered in an incredible distribution and marketing deal with eOne Entertainment for music, film and television ventures.
"Going with HULKent was one of the best moves I've made thus far in my career," says Tum Tum. "They want the best for their artists, and you can't say that about a lot of people. With my relationships and theirs, we are turning up for Texas."
As he hits the road on The Smokers Club Tour next month, Tum Tum is assured that he has a lot to be thankful for and much to look forward to.
"I really want my longtime fans and new fans to see the indie grind I'm on. I've had sneakers come out, and a deal with New Era and YUMS. I'm also working with the T.I.T.S. clothing brand on some things. I've got the new single buzzing, and this is all from focused, independent hustle. It's hard times for most people right now - we all have to work harder than before, and I think people will respect where I'm coming from."
Tum Tum Smokers Club Tour Dates 8/08 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Farmers Market - Tickets 8/09 - Dallas, TX @ Trees - Tickets 8/11 - Austin, TX @ Beauty Ballroom - Tickets 8/12 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit - Tickets
For more information on Tum Tum go to HulkEntertainment.com and follow him at Twitter.com/Zillaman.
Block Starz Music Releases Crown Caesar's "Diesel" As 3rd Single From Southern Compilation
Blacklist Music LLC recording artist Crown Caesar has dropped the official music video to his regional hit single, "Diesel", which has been smashing mixtapes and the streets throughout the Carolinas for the past few months. "Diesel", which is featured on Block Starz Music's, www.blockstarzmusic.com, "Down South Block Starz" compilation (now available on iTunes), is poised to introduce Crown Caesar to a national audience.
Caesar, who is a product of the streets of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, is one of Wake County's (located about 20 miles south of Raleigh) most skilled independent artists and also one of its most accomplished, having sold over 4000 copies of his 2008 debut "Swervin' Music" and nearly 10,000 copies of his street albums, "Crown Caesar I" (2009) and "Crown Caesar II" (2010).
"Diesel" is the third single released from the 12-track "Down South Block Starz" compilation, following "Macho Man" by Louisiana rappers Delwin the Krazyman and Ceddy Bu Rap Sumo and "Blowin Swishas In Tha House" by Alabama's Loced Out Ent. featuring Lil Young of Swisha House.
"Down South Block Starz" is the fourth installment of its regional compilation series which began in 2009 with the critically-acclaimed "West Coast Block Starz". The series is credited with featuring the national debuts of, then unsigned, major label artists Wiz Khalifa ("East Coast Block Starz") and Machine Gun Kelly ("Midwest Block Starz").
Video: John Robinson & Kyo Itachi - "Mystical Strings"
John Robinson Collabs w/ French Producer Kyo Itachi for a full length project coming later this year. The album features a raw boom bap approach to music. "This was a way for me to feel the youth of what i do" says J.R. "I wanted to take it back to when the beats & rhymes were pure, this is the best way toaccomplish that feeling and vibe, Take it there!" J.R.