Video: PackFM West Coast Tour Dates (Aug. 31 - Sept. 9)
Finally, PackFM returns to the west coast. Performing brand new material from his latest release “Featured Material Vol. 4”, PackFM will be joined by fellow Brooklynite Jonny October promoting his brand new EP “Loosies“.
In true DIY fashion, this tour is 100% independently booked, promoted and funded. The success of this tour relies entirely on fan support, so don’t miss out!
P.S. Wednesday, August 29th at 10PM EST/7PM PST be sure to catch the exclusive Livestream chat with PackFM before he hits the road, right here at QN5.com!
WEST COAST TOUR DATES
Friday, Aug. 31st – Greeley, CO @ A.F. Rays [FREE SHOW]
German beat duo JR&PH7 have come together with The DJBooth to bring listeners their latest street release, the So Far, So Good mixtape.
A precursor to the Cologne natives' junior set (scheduled for release in fall of 2012 via Soulspazm Records / Foundation Media), the project is a 23-track, 60-minute collection of unreleased remixes, B-sides, outside production and previously-released jams, hosted by Sacramento rhymesayer and DJBooth fave Chuuwee. Included is also their current single "Until It's All Said and Done" feat. Sean Price and Skyzoo.
Rob Fresh releases the first episode of Follow My Fresh, a behind the scenes look into his daily hustle. In this clip, he takes us into his session at Quad Studios with Raheem Devaughn as they create "Got You."
F.Y.I., also known to many as Foreshadow from Those Chosen, has released a new record titled, "10 Worlds". This pure 100% slap surely paints the perfect picture for listeners to delve deeper into the mind of the outspoken sometimes controversial emcee.
Another beautiful visual from Uptown XO shot and directed by Ralph Lorenzo from the clctv . This is an important visual that reflects what XO stands for as an mc. "Occupy DC" will be on the upcoming mixtape and was based of the Occupy movement going on earlier in 2012. The video asks viewers to imagine a universe where knowledge is truly dangerous. It's a good glimpse of what's in store for XO fans.
Freeway Signs With Babygrande, Prepares New Album Diamond In The Ruff
Arguably the most revered lyricist to ever come out of Philadelphia, Freeway, returns to his roots, once again using his powerful voice to drop gems on listeners with his highly-anticipated solo album, Diamond In The Ruff. Serving as his first official full-length album since teaming up with Jake One for the critically acclaimed 2010 project, The Stimulus Package, Diamond In The Ruff has been years in the making and is truly Freeway’s most illustrious album yet.
Ruddy Rock states, "Freeway is a legend. 'Philadelphia Freeway' is easily one of my favorite albums of all time. From his time working with Jay-Z and Roc-A-Fella to his independent releases, Freeway remains one of the most consistent artists. We're excited to partner with him and Amir for 'Diamond In The Ruff.'"
Best known for his distinct voice and true-to-life lyrics, Freeway continually uses his one-of-a-kind flow to narrate from an autobiographical perspective. David Amidon of PopMatters exclaims, "Freeway is one of the more unique vocalists in hip-hop...the guy's delivery is breathtaking...beyond his words, Freeway's rhythm is what really tells the story and attracts attention."
Diamond In The Ruff is a truly remarkable album, with a diverse selection of songs ranging from uplifting anthems to gritty street tales. Featuring production by frequent collaborators, Jake One, Needlez and Bink!, and guest appearances from Wale, Styles P, Marsha Ambrosius, Musiq Soulchild, and more, Diamond In The Ruff is certainly Freeway’s most cohesive album to date. Diamond In The Ruff will hit retailers worldwide on November 13, 2012 via Babygrande Records.