RAP ARTIST 'PROLIFIC' ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF FIRST STUDIO SINGLE "SHAM" PRODUCED IN TORONTO
Toronto Indie Rapper Prolific Launches Cutting Musical Response to the Social and Political Realities of 2012
In a world where critical thought is often dismissed as fringe, Prolific's new single "Sham" delivers unapologetic truth that can permeate even the ears of pop audiences. "Sham" draws from pop influences but contextually distances itself from the mainstream. Provocative and politically relevant, Prolific continues to re-invent his introspective art and push the limits of hip hop.
Prolific's musical career has travelled lyrically, sonically and geographically. After a full-length release out of Montreal he is now working to add a new album to the thriving hip hop scene in Toronto. Working with genre-merging producer James Pew at Euphonic Sound, the new album is shaping up to be Prolific's most exciting work to date. "Sham" re-affirms Prolific's hip hop roots while lending to new artistic directions. Lyrically both contemplative and critical; the song creates an inner dialogue for his listeners that questions norms. "Sham" can be likened to work by El-P and Trent Reznor, but distinguishes itself as purely Prolific.
PR: Rockie Fresh Signs w/ Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group
Chicago artist Rockie Fresh officially signed a multi-album record deal with Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group (MMG) distributed through Warner Music yesterday, July 11, 2012. The 21-year-old will join Rick Ross' team that includes Meek Mill, Wale and Omarion.
"This is a monumental moment for me, and I'm thankful for the opportunity to be a part of Maybach Music Group" exclaims Rockie. "It feels great joining such a strong lineup of artists that I respect, and I'm ready to make history. God Is Great. MMG!"
In August, Rockie will embark on his first headlining tour the Electric Highway Tour. The nationwide tour starts August 30TH in Annapolis, MD and hits over 20 major cities across the US with stops in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, and Detroit. Before starting the Electric Highway Tour, Rockie will support his new labelmate Meek Mill for a handful of tour dates on the Dreamchasers tour in August which includes a date in New York at Irving Plaza on August 27TH. Electric Highway Tour tickets are on sale at www.RockieFresh.com and dates and cities for both tours are listed below.
Rockie started his rap career in 2009 when he finished his debut mixtape Rockie's Modern Life at a small recording studio close to his hometown in the South Side of Chicago. He followed with 2010's The Otherside mixtape that was voted 4.6 out of 5 stars by visitors on mixtape site DJBooth.net. Earlier this year, Rockie released his latest mixtape project Driving 88 that received tremendous critical acclaim from media outlets including Complex Magazine, that said "Driving 88 is sure to establish Rockie as a force to be reckoned with" and XXL Magazine praises "From its first song to its last, the project [Driving 88] has a smooth energy" and VIBE Magazine declared "[Rockie] Fresh's career is accelerating at high speeds and he has no intention of slowing down."
Rockie approaches his music with an alternative rock mentality that's been noticed by both major labels and recording artists including Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy. After seeing Rockie perform at the 2011 Bamboozle Festival in New Jersey, Stump asked Rockie to support as the opening act on a 40-plus city national tour. After being introduced to multi-platinum selling Benji and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte, the Madden brothers began working with Rockie and featured him on their mixtape project released October 2011 called Before The Fame: The Madden Brothers.
Rockie announced on MTV earlier this month that he's finishing work on his next mixtape project, Electric Highway, that will contain all original music. He's aiming to release Electric Highway while on his national tour this Fall.
For more information, to purchase tickets for the tour or download Rockie's previous mixtapes, visit: www.RockieFresh.com .
MEEK MILL DREAMCHASERS SUPPORT DATES:
8/8 Los Angeles, CA House Of Blues 8/16 St. Louis, MO The Pageant 8/17 Chicago, IL House Of Blues 8/18 Detroit, MI St. Andrews 8/20 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues 8/27 New York, NY Irving Plaza
ELECTRIC HIGHWAY TOUR HEADLINE DATES:
8/30 Annapolis, MD The Whiskey 8/31 Vienna, VA Jammin' Java 9/4 Richmond, VA Kingdom 9/5 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle 9/6 Wilmington, NC Soapbox 9/8 Atlanta, GA Vinyl 9/13 New Orleans, LA Hookah 9/15 Austin, TX Lamberts 9/16 Houston, TX House of Blues 9/18 Dallas, TX House of Blues 9/21 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad 9/22 Tucson, AZ Club Congress 9/23 Tempe, AZ Club Red 9/24 West Hollywood, CA Key Club 9/25 Pomona, CA The Glass House 9/27 Sacramento, CA Sole Collective 10/2 Seattle, WA Barboza 10/3 Vancouver, BC Fortune Sound Club 10/9 Denver, CO Marquis Theater 10/10 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep 10/11 Urbana, IL University of Illinois 10/18 Milwaukee, WI University of Wisconsin 10/21 Chicago, IL Metro 10/24 Pittsburgh, PA Shadow Lounge 10/26 Detroit, MI Shelter
Download: Gotham Green & Quickie Mart, "Everything" f. El Prez
NY rapper Gotham Green and New Orleans producer Quickie Mart present "Everything", featuring L.A. emcee El Prez. "Everything" is the first single from the forthcoming fourth installment of their Haze Diaries series, set to feature CTE signee Freddie Gibbs, Columbia Records artist T. Mills, Def Jam rapper Wax, NY's Grafh, OKC's Jabee, singer/songwriter/musician Jes Hudak, L.A.'s BLX Crew and more. Previous Haze Diaries volumes have featured Gibbs (watch the "Tell Me Something" video), Planet Asia (watch the "Game Change" video), Medusa, IamOmni and more. Quickie Mart produces every track on HDV4. Quickie recently released the Space Monkey Radio dubstep remix EP as well as the second volume of Balkan/bounce fusion project Gypsyphonic Disko.
"Everything" on Soundcloud at soundcloud.com/djquickiemart/gotham-everything .
I'd like to introduce the CommoNasm project (Common and Nas Meet Soviet Soul/Jazz). CommoNasm is an album created by Miami-based producer/sound engineer TenDJiz by blending the acapellas of Common and Nas with instrumentals based on Soviet soul and jazz samples.
Tracklist: 1. Geto Heaven Can 2. Shootouts 1999 3. NastraDooinit 4. Gladiator Made U Look 5. U Gotta Love the Corner 6. Purple Sun God 7. You Gowe Me 8. Gold Moment 9. Reminding Me (of Rule) 10. One Mic
The previous albums "De La Soulviet" (De La Soul Meets Soviet Soul/Jazz) and Q-Tipokratiya (Q-Tip Meets Soviet Soul/Jazz) by TenDJiz have received positive reviews from critics and were featured in The Los Angeles Times, Miami New Times, Guardian Music, and more.
Direct from HULK Entertainment, here is the official behind-the-scenes video for Tum Tum's "Yeah Doe" featuring B-Hamp, Dorrough Music and Big Tuck! The video also features appearances from HULKent artists Brian Angel (of Day 26), Ashley Kimbrae, DJ Kayotik and Official Watson.