M-Phazes drops the first official single for his remix album Phazed Out, which drops digitally on February 14th and on CD on February 28th through Coalmine Records. The single is a remix of Coalmine's inaugural single "The Raw", which features Saigon, Inspectah Deck and Bekay with an updated scratch chorus provided by DJ Boogie Blind (X-ecutioners, Pharoahe Monch).
Phazed Out is a compilation of select singles taken from Coalmine’s catalog, remixed by the Aria Award winning M-Phazes and mixed/arranged by DJ Rhettmatic, former DMC West Coast Champion. Guest features on Phazed Out include Heltah Skeltah, CL Smooth, Emilio Rojas, Skyzoo, Sadat X, El Da Sensei, Torae, Brown Bag AllStars, Chubb Rock, DJ Revolution, Mela Machinko, Krondon, Phil The Agony, Mista Sinista, J-Live & more.
2011 was quite the prolific year for West Oakland rapper Shady Nate. In July, Nate teamed up with DJ Fresh to release Still Based On A True Story, and just three months later, on October 11th, Nate released his latest solo album, Son Of The Hood. He continues to release a string of visuals from both projects, and this latest video, for the single "Getting Paid" from Son Of The Hood, continues Nate's streak of gritty, street visuals.
A recent XXL Magazine “The Break” recipient Aspektz from the True Thorobredz returns to start off 2012 with a blast! Staking his claim for next-up from Toronto, Aspektz drops off a new track, “Fire Flame,” packed full of punchlines, along with a crazy “Behind-The-Scenes” clip for his upcoming video “Swivel,” which is a first of its kind 360-degree (AP360) fully interactive music video; which can be clicked and dragged, creating a brand new video every time you use it. Aspektz is also gearing up for the “Frost” tour later this month.
Queens, NY lyricist Mr. Complex proudly presents the music video for "Holy Smokes", produced by Phil Pro from Switzerland. The video was directed by Mr. Complex himself, who has stepped into the directing world (see the Allhiphop piece "Mr. Complex Enters Film World") since making his name on the indie underground scene as part of New York's Rawkus/Lyricist Lounge movement alongside peers like Pharaohe Monch, Mos Def, Talib Kweli and more. His new album Swiss Chocolate Cake drops February 14, 2012.