Dancer Ovamarz has officially released his debut music video for his new dance anthem "Now You See Me Now You Don't." Ovamarz new music video was exclusively premiered on Jamaican music video network Hype TV on April 14, 2011 and will premier April 28, 2011 on Belize National Television Station Krem TV.
“Now You See Me Now You Don’t” was directed by Karl Durrant, who has worked with artistes such as Romaine Virgo, D’Angel, One Third and DJ Sunshine. The Video was shot at Helshire Beach in Portmore and various other locations in Kingston, Jamaica with cameo appearances by Above A Dem Squad, Gabbidon, Suburbs Squad, Latonya Style, Chekkaz, Cosmic Elite, Stacy Xpressionz, Double Trouble - (Melpo & Franci) & Jacquiline Enough.
“The video shoot went very well,” Ovamarz said. “Although this is not my first single, and as a dancer I have appeared in a lot of others videos, this is my first video for myself. It has been challenging, but things have turned out great,” he said enthusiastically.
Since the release of “Now You See Me Now You Don't” on the popular star bwoy riddim produced by Hizzle for Chimney Records the song has received good feedback and reviews from the local and international dancehall scene.
“Now You See Me Now You Don't” featured on several main stream radio stations including New York's #1 hip hop station Hot 97 Dj's Bobby Konders and Jabba, Dj B Famous from Hot 97 Boston, Rapid killer & Banky Hype from Road Block Radio, Kevin Crown from Link Up Radio, DJ Bad Joe from 103 Jamz, ZJ Liquid & ZJ Chrome from Zip FM and endorsed by Dancehall selector Stainy (Fire Squad) and veteran selector Fire Links who named the dance that inspire Ovamarz’s new song “Now You See Me Now You Don't”.
Ovamarz, who is expected to perform in Port St. Lucie, Florida on April 22nd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida on April 23rd, then off to Hartford, Connecticut on April 30th is using this opportunity to conduct several radio and TV interviews to promote his new single, dance and music video “Now You See Me Now You Don't”
"Now You See Me Now You Don't" - Ovamarz (Official Music Video)
Video: Neek The Exotic & Large Professor - "Still On The Hustle"
Neek The Exotic & Large Professor came up together in Queens, New York, and while each traveled their own path with the music, working with each other along the way on the now classic "Fakin' Da Funk," the two are finally coming together again to release an official full-length, Still On The Hustle. The album, which features guest slots from Joell Ortiz and Satchel Page, along with production from Lord Finesse, Marco Polo, and Carnage, has been stamped with a May 17th release date, dropping via Fat Beats Records/Distrolord Inc. As the release date approaches, the two vets are excited to drop off their latest video, this one for the album's Large Professor-produced lead single and title track, "Still On The Hustle," and the has all the fittings of a classic New York rap video, complete with ominous project buildings, turntables, and well-placed cameos.
Continuing with their video series, ONE VERSE, Hip-Hop duo Nefew are bringing to the masses the first in the series from their Man Vs Many project which was presented by DJ Green Lantern. WITNESS produced by the duo themselves along with one half of the Best Men DJs, Costa (Bum Squad) was shot in the groups native Switzerland and embodies all that this groundbreaking duo represent.
It wouldn't be a proper 4/20 without a visit from some of the south's favorite smokers. Big V AKA Vito Banga of the infamous Nappy Roots drops a 4/20 celebratory record titled "Get Me High." Look out for a new Nappy Roots release via Hoopla Media Group/WIDEawake Entertainment/E1 coming soon.
MP3: J. Pinder - "Upside Down" from "Code Red 2.0"
Yesterday, RCRD LBL premiered the bonus cut, "Upside Down", off of J. Pinder's Code Red 2.0 and we couldn't agree more with what they had to say: "Mellow hip-hop that goes for poignancy over power tripping (and succeeds), Pinder's well-crafted lyricism is on fine display in 'Upside Down'." J. Pinder is quickly making a name for himself with his honest delivery and intelligent poetry. Couple that with the stellar production on Code Red 2.0 and we have a star in the making! With a tour and festival appearances in the works for this summer, expect to hear a lot more from J. Pinder.
If you haven't heard the new album, want to talk with Mr. Pinder or need anything at all, don't hesitate to ask!
"Seattle, Washington is often overlooked as a hip-hop hub, but the city is teeming with talent that is slowly getting the respect it deserves. An emcee reppin’ the Northwest city that you should keep an eye on is J.Pinder." Okay Player
There are few things as captivating as the fire of a brilliantly talented and determined artist. Justin Allen Pinder, known by his widespread fanbase as J. Pinder, is blazing his trail to the spotlight. He first captured the attention of hip-hop fans with the release of his debut mixtape, Backpack Wax, produced by the legendary Vitamin D and nabbed the attention of national audiences on his guest mc spot on Jake One’s White Van Music (Rhymesayers Ent.) on the song “Big Homie Style”. Through strong, focused work and a constant effort to learn from local legends, J. Pinder quickly connected with some of the Pacific Northwest's most respected producers, such as DJ Vitamin D, Jake One, and Kuddie Fresh for his newest release, Code Red 2.0.
Lyrically, J. Pinder doesn't clutter his songs with wasted syllables. Instead, he earns respect of fans and press alike with his honest delivery, abstract poetry and intelligent poignancy! Couple that with supreme production and the tracks on Code Red 2.0 positively smoke... Guest appearances from Rapper Big Pooh (Little Brother), Toki Wright (Rhymesayers), and Guilty Simpson (Stones Throw) add evidence how far and wide his name is becoming recognized in hip hop circles.
His newest songs waiver from the raw, honesty of "Three Words", to the mellow-vibed echoing sample of "Upside Down" straight through to the sheer, bold ambition of "Go Far". Every last song is rife with J. Pinder's genius ability to imbue everything he touches with genuine personality and his lean, less-is-more take on lyricism. Code Red 2.0, presented by The Hall of Justus and The Arc Mg, officially sets a new high-water mark for J. Pinder!
***Brand new Digi Crates Records release from Spain's own soul producer, AGQ, entitled "Early Morning Stories". The album features, SmooVth, Big Pooh, Prolifical, Hus, and Wildelux. Early Morning Stories is available now @ iTunes and all other major digital retailers, CD available May.
MP3: Random and A_Rival "I Ain't No Joke" (8-Bit Remix)
If Eric B and Rakim played N.E.S, this is would they would've made....But we know they wouldn't, because Rakim never jokes.
Teacher/Rapper/Hero Random aka Mega Ran, after announcing his stunning departure from the education field, promised to up the musical production output, and is right on time with his 8-Bit Cover of Eric B and Rakim's classic "I Ain't No Joke." Chiptune hip-hop superstar A_Rival provides the near perfect reproduction of the classic beat.
Slam it, when you're done and make sure it's broke.
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