Serving for the better part of the past decade as tour DJ and in-house producer for Yasiin Bey, Preservation is the logical fit to take on the mission of remixing The Ecstatic from top to bottom, in no small part because he produced three of the original album’s tracks. The result is 16 songs – with their original vocals – that meticulously meditate on the original beats and samples of the album, bringing new sounds to a new decade.
R.A. the Rugged Man may be getting overwhelming prasise for his critically-acclaimed new album Legends Never Die, but that doesn't mean he's done murdering guest appearances. Most recently, R.A. linked up with Funk Volume emcee Jarren Benton for "Smells Like" off Benton's new album My Grandma's Basement.
This is the first official single from her upcoming EP "&Daisies" part of "The Mean Reds" trilogy which slated to drop June 18th. The track was produced by Derryck Dawkins, and written by Zoey. The song is about loving freely, between a past lover in the present.
Man Bites Dog Records is proud to announce the newest addition to the ever expanding label, rapper AG Da Coroner. The Brooklyn native is the first artist signed by Vice President and Director of A&R Roc Marciano, who joined the label in April. AG Da Coroner's debut album, Sip The Nectar, will feature production from Harry Fraud, The Alchemist, Statik Selektah, ATG, Stu Bangas, Skammadik, Ice Rocks, D.C., Vanderslice, and Nappanot, and will be released later this year.
Marciano expressed his excitement over the newest member of the MBD team, "I wanted to sign Coroner because he's one of my new favorite artists. Coroner is just ill, I like his voice, his demeanor and him as a person. A real serious talent." Label founder R.M.L. agrees, "Coroner is nasty. I got a chance to witness first hand at SXSW last year when he went up during Meyhem Lauren's set...I know everybody will be looking forward to this album."
AG Da Coroner, who has made a name for himself as part of The Outdoorsmen, a crew that includes Action Bronson, Meyhem Lauren, J Love, and Jay Steel, has also previously appeared as a guest on the track "Michael Landon" from Eddie B & Harry Fraud's Horsepower EP, and has no doubt that he's a perfect fit for the label. "This project is 30 plus years in the making, and is my first, so it will forever be my most emotionally intimate LP and I'm extremely pleased to put it out through Man Bites Dog Records," he says, "Roc made it his business to come and get me and that was all I needed to hear."
The White Mandingos just dropped a video for "My First White Girl" in which Murs plays a washed up soul singer on the community center circuit. It's an off-center comedy (echoes of Napolean Dynamite), set to another provocative hip hop thinkpiece from the super trio's debut LP.
Megadon "Canon" feat. Ruste Juxx, Smif n' Wessun & Sadat X
Courtesy PR Dean.
Megadon brings Ruste Juxx and veteran emcee's General Steele and Tek from Smif n' Wessun to prove why his Canon is so "bad". The song also constains scratches from Sadat X by Dj Horg from Montreal. Produced, mixed and mastered by Megadon. Video coming.
Von Pea & Aeon have come together to produce another video off their recently released EP, Duly Noted., release in March on HiPNOTT Records. This time they team up with director Richard Louissaint for visuals to the track "Pessimistic".