Pittsburgh emcee Jasiri X - who made news last year with his "What If The Tea Party Were Black?" video - and producer REL!G!ON have joined forces on a new album called Ascension. The album will be released through indie label Wandering Worx Music (wanderingworx.com). Jasiri X and REL!G!ON collaborated on two singles - "Pyramids" featuring Planet Asia, and "Silent Night" - before deciding to work on Ascension. Jasiri X was also featured on REL!G!ON’s debut album Revelationz 1. “Triple 7” is the first leak from the album, and features Kil Ripkin as well as Atlanta femcee staHHr of MF DOOM's Metal Face Crew. In the video clip Jasiri X explains the genesis of “Triple 7”.
Press Release: Swollen Members Set To Release "Monsters II"
Featuring Dilated Peoples, Strong Arm Steady & Souls Of Mischief On August 2nd
Swollen Members have announced they will release a new album, "Monsters II", on August 2nd, 2011 on Suburban Noize/Battle Axe Records. The album is the sequel to the group's now classic album "Monsters In The Closet", which was released in 2002 and is certified Gold in Canada. "Monsters II" is set to feature guest appearances by Dilated Peoples, Strong Arm Steady, Souls Of Mischief, and will also feature solo tracks by Madchild and Prevail.
Swollen Members' recently debuted at #1 on the Canadian Rap album chart with their new studio album "Dagger Mouth". Swollen Members new video for the track "Bring Me Down" featuring Saigon can be viewed online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_QQydgVfRU .
Madchild will unleash his debut solo album "Dope Sick" later this year on Suburban Noize/Battle Axe Records. The album was inspired by Madchild's battle with oxycontin addiction.
SWOLLEN MEMBERS "MONSTERS II" TRACK LISTING: 1 - TRUST (PRODUCED BY ROB THE VIKING) 2 - DREAM CHASER (PRODUCED BY ROB THE VIKING) 3 - PERFECT STORM FEATURING RAKAA IRISCIENCE OF DILATED PEOPLES (PRODUCED BY EVIDENCE) 4 - BROKEN MIRROR (PRODUCED BY ROB THE VIKING) 5 - MECHANICAL (PRODUCED BY DJ SWAMP) 6 - HEART LAND (PRODUCED BY ROB THE VIKING) 7 - SOUND BURIAL (PRODUCED BY ROB THE VIKING) 8 - HONOR COMBAT (PRODUCED BY ROB THE VIKING) 9 - MEAN STREETS FEATURING SOULS OF MISCHIEF (PRODUCED BY ROB THE VIKING) 10 - BRUTAL ELABORATE (PRODUCED BY ROB THE VIKING) 11 - EXECUTION FEATURING STRONG ARM STEADY AND SOULS OF MISCHIEF (PROD BY ROB THE VIKING) 12 - AGENT ORANGE (PRODUCED BY ROB THE VIKING)
MP3: DJ Absurd f/ Dead Poets & Pacewon - "Ain't Hard to Find"
"Ain't Hard To Find" is the second leak off DJ Absurd's extended play producer compilation Flying Colors, which drops today, June 28th. The track unites Absurd with his Jersey brethren Pacewon of the notorious Outsidaz crew and the Dead Poets as they call out to all industry haters. Flying Colors includes features from as Craig G, Ransom, Armegeddon, Termanology, Pacewon, Trife Da God (Trife Diesel), Big Lou, Blaq Poet and more.
U Dot Fam's Esohel drops off another one straight off the skillet with his 3rd leak off the upcoming album "Essential". Molemen recording artist Astonish along with Tha Intavention's Kenlo Key join Esohel on "Take Notes" over production by Dynamic. Esohel's "Essential" will be available for free download at UDotFam.com 7/12/11.