It's time for another new edition of The Hip-Hop Shop. Episode #217 is entitled Much Love to Boston. Now that the Tsarnaev brothers have been captured, kick back and enjoy some podsafe tunes from Hayze, Kosha Dillz, Lil Fame and Mazzi among others! Thanks for listening and remember to share the show with a friend and tell them to check it out every Tuesday on RapReviews.com.
* Hayze f/ Freck Billionaire - Eyes Low
* ILLClinton x ATLiens - ATL
* Slim K f/ SoulStice, Ess Vee, CuzOH! Black - Requiem (Slowdown C&S Remix)
* Kosha Dillaz - I Lost My Coachella Ticket
* Marco Polo f/ Lil Fame - Fame For President
* Theo the Foot Washer f/ BRA, Lindseypop, Phlash - Dead Man
* Mazzi - Weight
Block Starz Music Is First Record Label To Launch Online TV Network
Courtesy Bayer Mack.
Block Starz Music LLC, best known for distributing and promoting early independent releases by platinum-selling Rostrum/Atlantic Records artist Wiz Khalifa, gold-certified Bad Boy/Interscope Records artist MGK, and Rasheeda of VH1's Love and Hip-Hop: Atlanta, has launched The BlockStarz.Tv Network, a film and television production company that distributes online video.
The company, which was founded by award-winning new media veteran and Block Starz Music LLC chairman Bayer Mack, has partnered with various independent publications and websites, including Faygoluvers, The HYPE Magazine, Rap Reviews, Tattle Tailzz, and Music Industry News Network, to develop, promote, and distribute online television specials and original web series.
“This is something [HYPE Magazine publisher] Jameelah Wilkerson and I talked about doing a few years ago, but the marketplace and consumer technology wasn't ready,” says Mack, who was also a founding member of Loud/SRC Records founder Steve Rifkind's fledgling AKA Music Network in the late 90's with his website HOT 104.com. “Now, with the rise of the mobile web and the prevalence of smartphones and tablets, we can finally give small businesses and independent content producers, like ourselves, a cost-effective way to reach targeted consumers whenever and wherever they are.”
Block Starz Music, which has licensed online video content by its artists to MTV's Ridiculessness and TruTV's Upload w/ Shaquille O'Neal, is the first record label to launch a television network and already has several shows in development, including AMERICAN UNDERGROUND a half-hour web series, created by the editorial staff at popular music website Faygoluvers.net, that will profile underground music artists, eateries, and hang outs in different American cities and MODEL CONFESSIONS, co-produced by women's lifestyle website TattleTailzz.com, which features interviews and profiles of fashion models who recount experiences and offer cautionary tales about the pitfalls of the industry.
“Throughout its history, Block Starz Music has established a reputation for identifying new talent and cultural trends first,” says Mack, who is credited with signing early independent releases by Machine Gun Kelly (MGK), Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Rhymefest, Raheem DeVaugn, Fashawn, and the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. “By maintaining our long-standing professional relationships and developing new strategic business alliances with rising consumer brands like Kas'tell Vodka and Sodiem Lifestyle Apparel, we feel The BlockStarz.Tv Network has a unique competitive advantage in our marketplace.”
The BlockStarz.Tv Network will give viewers and media buyers a sneak peak on Wednesday, May 1st at 9pm EST with pilot episodes of American Underground and Essince of Hip-Hop before launching its full programming lineup, which will air on Monday and Wednesday nights 9 pm-12 am, on August 26.
Video: Paul White f/ Danny Brown - "Street Lights"
Courtesy One-Handed Music.
Roll up, roll up: this week we bring you by far the best video we have ever presented: Paul White ft Danny Brown's Street Lights. Want your rap accompanied with rapid-fire shape-shifting psychedelic mayhem? You came to the right place.
The members that form Trilateral are Maggz a.k.a Jon Rogers of Feelin Music and group Intricate Sunz (E.C. Voluble & Katastrophic) of Four Heads Ent. We've come together to create a raw album with bars, energy, and substance.
Forever Unorthodox Music Group Presents: Check - "Soul Story"
Courtesy Refe CEO.
"Soul Story" is Check's first official release with Forever Unorthodox Music group, it was released on April 20th, 2013. The 11 track EP covers a variety of issues such as life choices, racial stereotypes, personal preferences along with some less intense and more relaxing subject matter. "Soul Story" is a complete combination of stimulating subject matter, uptempo production, and a deep lyrical touch. Singles from the EP, "High as F%#k" (Prod by AmpOnTheTrack) and "If You Didn't Know" Ft fellow ForeverUnorthodox artist Apollo B. Ex, have gain tremendous buzz resulting in over 5,000 plays on his SoundCloud page.
Hayze first linked with Apathy by chance, when the rap veteran walked in on a recording session of Hayze's at Smoke The World studios. "He sounded mad different than anything I was hearing at the time," recalls Apathy of the meeting. "Most fans would probably expect me to champion someone who has a similar sound as Demigodz or Army Of The Pharaohs, but that's exactly the opposite of what I hear from him, and it's what I dug about his music."
All told, The Smoker's Section is a project that shows the 22-year-old rapper continuing to grow as a person and as an artist, noting that it was the recent passing of his grandmother that encouraged him to put his all into his music. "With The Smoker's Section," explains Hayze, "I focused on this like it was the last thing I'd do, I took it that serious. There's a lot of soul in this music."
Download The Smoker's Section mixtape here: https://soundcloud.com/manbitesdogrecords/sets/hayze-smokers-section-mixtape
DEMOS Documentary to be Screened in NYC on May 9th
Courtesy Kevin Nottingham.
Before the world gets a glimpse of the highly anticipated documentary DEMOS: An Independent Artist's Guide To Success on May 22nd, New Yorkers will get a chance to see the film premiered at MIST HARLEM on May 9th.
So far, DEMOS has been screened in both Los Angeles, CA and Orlando, FL to rave reviews. Don't be the last one to see this film! If you're in the area, come on out and catch a screening of the 90 minute documentary and join in the discussion afterwards with director Kareem Fort.
Date: Thursday, May 9, 2013
Location: MIST HARLEM, 46 W 116th St New York, NY 10026
Time: Doors at 7:30. Film 8-9:30
Tickets: $15, $10 with 'Student' code
And if you missed it last week, check out the first single from the DEMOS soundtrack featuring Brooklyn's own Skyzoo & Torae AKA The Barrel Brothers: "The Get Up". The single is available now on iTunes and can be streamed on SoundCloud.
Track Info: Charles Cheek, a hip-hop artist from Tacoma, by way of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Afterburner, which features the cuts of DJ Cataclysmic, an artist from Ann Arbor, Michigan and the production of Seattle/Boston/ Fresno and Lawrence, Kansas' own, Stump Uno. The full length album, title Saturn's Return is slated for release in late spring or early summer of 2013.