Tuesday, July 16th marks the day that Bay Area Hip-Hop artist and producer to the stars Droop-E, plans to make history serving up some delightful sounds and lyrical pleasures with his debut solo EP titled “Hungry and Humble.” The influential project, with guest features from Kendrick Lamar, J-Stalin, Nite Jewel, Cousin Fik, R.O.D., Work Dirty, Kaveo, Choose Up Cheese and more, marks a milestone in the Bay Area-native’s music career as a force to be reckoned with. Well known as the son of Hip-Hip icon E-40, Droop-E makes it look effortless as he exceeds expectations with this new montage of real music produced by himself and Bay Area legends DJ Toure and Rick Rock.
Adding to his arsenal for the new project, Droop-E will also drop a hot new video for the single “Ridin Solo,” after dropping the project’s first two singles “Rossi Wine” featuring Kendrick Lamar and “N The Traffic” featuring Nite Jewel and J-Stalin.
Video: Jason James & Rodney Hazard "Forgetting How to Dream"
Set in a dimly lit bathroom, we find Jason James alone and cutting himself to pieces in a bathtub. Directed by Caio D'Andrea, the video is a literal interpretation of the song Forgetting How To Dream and is the second official video from Jason James & Rodney Hazard's recently released album, "Pyramids In Stereo".
Red Bull BC One World Finals in Seoul, South Korea
Courtesy DDA PR.
Red Bull BC One is set to celebrate its 10th anniversary this year by inviting back eight previous winners for what will be the most competitive battle yet. They will go head-to-head with six regional final victors at the much-anticipated all-star final taking place in Seoul, South Korea on November 30th.
Celebrating a decade-long commitment to the B-Boy community, the Red Bull BC One organizers have confirmed the attendance of the past champions to mark the milestone event - meaning that fans will be treated to battles from some of the greatest figures in the scene’s history: these include legendary American Ronnie; two-time winner Lilou; Brazil’s highflying Neguin; and reigning champion Mounir of France.
LONDON, 16th July: Red Bull BC One, the world's leading 1-on-1 B-Boy World Championship, is set to celebrate its 10th anniversary this year by inviting back all eight previous winners for what will be the most competitive and outrageous battle yet. They will go head-to-head with six regional final victors at the much-anticipated all-star final taking place in Seoul, South Korea on November 30th.
Celebrating a decade-long commitment to the B-Boy community, the Red Bull BC One organizers have confirmed the attendance of the past champions to mark the milestone event - meaning that fans will be treated to battles from some of the greatest figures in the scene's history: these include legendary American Ronnie; two-time winner Lilou; Brazil's highflying Neguin; and reigning champion Mounir of France.
Current Champion Mounir said of the announcement: "The Red Bull BC One is the highlight of our year, and one of hip-hop's biggest annual events. This is what we all aim for. I can't wait to get out to Korea and defend my title. Nobody ever won two times in a row, so I have nothing to lose. I just have to do my best and take my chance even if it won't be easy at all, I know it."
Red Bull BC One All Star and two-time World Final Champion, Lilou commented 'We're making history here. I'm so excited that all of the previous champions will be in same line up. It's like have all champs of boxing on same ring. This battle will decide the champion of the champions."
Seoul will be the culmination of another incredible year in the evolution of the scene. While half of the final spots have now been secured, there are still eight up for grabs. Two will go to wildcards chosen by a panel of Scene Experts committed to travelling the globe seeking out the freshest new talent, and they will be joined by the six winners of the Regional Finals, a battle of the continent's finest breakers, whose line-ups will be filled by the victors of over 70 fiercely-contended national cyphers currently taking place around the world.
B-Boying, one of the founding pillars of hip-hop, has a long and storied history, with its practitioners elevating the dance into something of an artform. Communal and competitive, talented B-Boys long to pit their wits against the world's best, and the Red Bull BC One has become recognized as the scene's elite solo tournament – drawing in challengers and fans from across the globe.
Regional Final Dates are as follows:
Latin American Finals August 4th Columbia
North American Finals August 17th USA
Middle East Africa Finals August 31st Egypt
Western European Finals September 14th Italy
Eastern European Finals September 28th Ukraine
Asia Pacific Finals October 12th Japan
Video: Man Bites Dog Records EP. 2 w/ Guest Stu Bangas
2nd Radio show with CEO/Founder R.M.L as the host, with regular co-hosts Dub Major & Kount Fif. Special Guest this Episode is Stu Bangas we discuss his career thus far on projects like Copywrite's God Save King and his upcoming projects with Blaq Poet & Esoteric.
NoWay Jose, follows up his 1st self-titled single from his upcoming Mad Rapper LP with “We are Both Wrong”, with production by Danny Fal. NoWay Jose speaks of a tenacious modern love affair, which I am sure we all can relate to in one way or another. This serves as the 2nd single to his upcoming LP, which will be released on 7/29/13.
Please check out the crazy, new visual from the ATL homie Go Dreamer, along with Niko Javan, called "Black Dawg." The song was featured on Niko's Erbody Yoppin mixtape which dropped a couple weeks back over at Mad Decent http://maddecent.com/niko-javan-erbody-yoppin-mixtape/ and will be featured on Go Dreamer's upcoming mixtape,The OUTTAHERE Project, due out 7/22.