Once again coming from the highly anticipated mixtape Jackin4Beatz volume 2 This time we have Phraze and Jayroctomologist explaining LIFE as if it were a game. This one is filled with lots of wordplay and puns as the two Mc's cleverly get their point across.
Video: JW CTE - "Get It From Da Muscle Episode 2" Dallas, TX
Courtesy Stephanie Moss.
Episode 2 of "GIFDM-TV" is the biggest movie ever in Dallas, TX. Cameras followed JW in Dallas for the past week gathering rare behind the scenes footage of one of the industry's hardest working hip hop artists. Video edited and produced by JW CTE.
Video: Jedi Mind Tricks Live w/ @KingMagnetic Stage Dive
Courtesy King Mag.
From February 15 - April 1, 2012, King Magnetic and GQ nothin' pretty rocked 34 shows from EU to US. They were out promoting for "EAG 3" (May 1) and the upcoming "David & Goliath" project (2012). Linking up with Jedi Mind Tricks and GZA in Europe for 2 shows each & 25 US cities with Cappadonna, the duo has DEFINITELY made a lot of new fans.
New York underground veteran emcee Avatar the Articulate pays homage to Nas's sophomore album It Was Written, in its entirety, with his self-produced remake, appropriately titled It Was Bitten. Despite the satirically seeming title, Avatar's motivation for this release, accompanying his reverence to Nas, is to offer a new vantage point to the time-honored original, so that others can appreciate the concepts and issues addressed in his music.
Craig G & Sadat X Feat. on Agartha Audio & Taiyamo Denku Song
Courtesy Uncommon Records.
Check out this early leak from Agartha Audio & Taiyamo Denku's upcoming Uncommon Records release, Quadrofiendia. Road Is Ruff features 2 true legends in Craig G and Sadat X! Quadrofiendia will be released in June and will feature Masai Bey, Teddy Faley, L.I.F.E. Long, Shyheim and more! Entirely produced by Agartha Audio (The Hollow Earth, MF Borat, Tales from the Cafetorium) for Taiyamo Denku (Articles of Mind, W.A.S.T.E.L.A.N.D.S.). Stay locked into www.uncommonmusic.net for more info!
Video: Saukrates - "Say I" Ft. OB OBrien + Webisode
Courtesy Audible Treats.
One of Canada’s most venerated MCs, Saukrates, is proud to present his newest visual for the inspiring lead single, “Say I.” The Rich Kidd-produced single, features a guest verse from OB OBrien, and is from his forthcoming album, Season One. The 15-plus year rap vet is prepping the release of his new album later this month via FrostByte Media Inc.
Fans were first introduced to “Say I” when it was used as part of Nike’s Always On campaign back in October of last year. The song served as a backdrop to a day in the life of Montreal Canadiens hockey player P.K. Subban. For the song’s video, Saukrates decided to stick with the pucks, as its set in a hockey rink with an assortment of young, fired-up “grown-men” ready to “break legs and slit throats” of anyone who stands in their way (commanded of them in Coach OB OBrien’s gripping speech). Producer Rich Kidd draped the track with inspirational keys and an infectious drum break that inspired director Figz! of Figvrati Films to embody the overall “You Can Do It” attitude in the single’s video. From the first words of the hook, “I can do what I wanna,” to the song’s end, “Say I” is a Simon Says mantra for listeners to believe in themselves.
Accompanying the new single is the first webisode of Saukrates “Philosophy” series, where he discusses the overall sports-driven theme for Season One. You can check out the webisode here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ExaXVBkmmc .
New Audio: Jaecyn Bayne f/ Keith Murray - "Heat Stroke"
Courtesy Matt B.
Before Jaecyn Bayne releases his debut LP, Audio Therapy, he will be releasing a new EP, The Prognosis, as well. Signed to renowned Jazz label “Owl Studios”, Jaecyn Bayne’s debut LP, Audio Therapy, is slated for a 4-24-2012 release date and will feature guest appearances from Styles P, Fred the Godson & Canibus alongside production from Streetrunner and Bronze Nazareth among others.
Immortal Technique Returns To Europe In Anticipationg Of His Upcoming Documentary, "The (R)evolution Of Immortal Technique"
Immortal Technique embarks on a two-week European tour for the continued support of "The Martyr" and his upcoming documentary, "The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique."
Miami, FL - April 2012. On Friday, April 13th, Immortal Technique kicks off his first 2012 European tour, starting in Portu, Portugal. Accompanied by DJ Static, AKIR, and Swave Sevah, the crew will be visiting seven different countries in less than two weeks. With the success of his recent release The Martyr, which has amounted over 700,000 downloads worldwide, Immortal Technique now prepares for the upcoming release of his documentary, The (R)evolution Of Immortal Technique. Directed by Cary Stuart of Quarter Water Productions, the documentary is a first-handed account of Immortal Technique's journey to iconic status, following seven years worth of performances worldwide, along with an in-depth look at his humanitarian efforts including Save The South Central Farm, and his 2009 venture with Omeid International for the creation of an orphanange in Afghanistan, the Amin Institue. The double-DVD documentary also features conversations with the likes of Chuck D., Dr. Cornel West, DJ Green Lantern, along with extras and extended footage. The (R)evolution Of Immortal Technique is set for a July release.
Born in Peru, Felipe Coronal emigrated to Harlem, NY at a young age. Growing up on the streets of New York, the young man became enamored with Hip Hop culture, but eventually graduated to state prison. He was released with a sharpened focus on music. After dominating the New York battle circuit, he followed with the release of his first album, Revolutionary Vol. 1., an instant word-of-mouth sensation that catapulted him to a national spotlight, gaining tons of attention from the media including a feature on The Source’s “Unsigned Hype.” Since, Immortal Technique toured worldwide across the US, South America, Europe, and Australia. He's headlined major festivals including Paid Dues, Rock The Bells, SXSW, and many others. He's released four studio projects and has charted on Billboard's Top 10 Independent Albums, along with notable appearances on Russia TV, Al Jazeera News, URB Magazine, XXL, and countless others. He goes beyond his music as an advocate of justice and equality through many charitable works with immigrant groups, youth detention centers, the preservation of the South Central Farm, gang workshops, and more. In 2009, he partnered with Omeid International to build the Amin Institute, an orphanage, school, and medical facility in Afghanistan, which was funded by profits from album and ticket sales. Cary Stuart of Quarter Water Productions captures Immortal Technique's journey leading up to the construction and opening of the Amin Institute in the upcoming documentary, The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique, slated for Spring 2012 release, followed by the release of a new album.