Shakeyface and Champain Era are excited to present the Champface EP, a little record with a huge sound. Brooklyn-based electronic and hip hop producer Shakeyface teamed up with go-go influenced rapper Champain Era of Virginia Beach to create songs straddling dance music and hip hop with great success. The record represents a departure for both parties into an entirely new sound.
Sonically the beats incorporate elements of house, bassline, electro, hip hop and more to create a far reaching composition. Meanwhile Champain Era's lyrics are chopped, twisted and put through the grinder. Champain Era's rapping style is uniquely positive in an often dark genre; "I want to give people inspiration through these rough times," he says. "I think people should celebrate because a good time is coming. Keep your head up. No matter what you're going through, it's not permanent."
Shakeyface's solo work includes the Bicycle Day Boogaloo album, hailed by XLR8R as "Ambitious, forward-thinking, and undeniably talented...contains the first brushstrokes of a brilliant musical portrait."; while URB calls Shakeyface "one to look out for". Champain Era most recently released The New Year's Eve Champain Collection mixtape. Hip Hop Update co-signed the release, saying Champain is "back on the grind...check this out".
PackFM and Homeboy Sandman link up once again with a followup to their fan favorite “Bonkers“, this time joined by Mr. SOS (formerly of CunninLynguists). The fast paced “O” is produced by Australian beatsmith S.2 and can be found on PackFM’s latest release “Featured Material Vol. 4” which includes other appearances by Tonedeff, CunninLynguists, J-Live, Skyzoo, DJ-JS1 & more. Get ready to nod your head!
Streetz N Young Deuces just released a new video titled "Just Like That".
Artist - SNYD (Streetz-n-Young Deuces) Twitter Names - (@StreetzEMP -n- @Young_Deuces) Track - Just Like That (Prod. By Aja Productions) Mixtape - Ruby Hornet presents...SNYD - Next Day Air (Hosted By DJ Averi Minor)
Vancouver Hip Hop Artist Anami Vice Releases Debut Single "Time I Ever Had" Out Now
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TORONTO, ON – Discovered by Josh Ramsay of Mariana’s Trench, comes Vancouver hip hop artist Anami Vice and his debut single “Time I Ever Had.” The song is an end-of-summer anthem, reflecting on the best and worst of life’s experiences. A video will be shot for the single next week in Toronto by MMVA-winning director, Ben Knechtal (Carly Rae Jepsen, "Call Me Maybe"). Anami Vice’s third studio album is slated for release later this year on 604 Records. Having recently signed to 604, home to Canadian stars like Mariana’s Trench, DiRTY RADiO and Carly Rae Jepsen, this record marks his first commercial release. A national tour i sin the works to be announced next month. Vice’s slightly sarcastic, yet optimistic sound has been compared to the likes of Mac Miller, Asher Roth and Mickey Avalon. Known for infectious hooks and clever, confessional lyrics - as evidenced in videos like this, Vice is self described as “reluctant to make rap music" - he prefers boots & a collar to Air Force Ones - but has found a way to be hip hop without becoming cliché. Alongside his band The New Future, Vice’s live show has developed a reputation for charged up renditions of his studio tracks, using a solid back up of instrumentation.
Using his smile and wit to connect with his audience, Anami's high-energy performance gears up quickly and doesn’t slow down to drop you off. He flawlessly reproduces his vocals without a back-track and as he would put it, “no hype-man.”
Check out Anami Vice online at anamivice.com for the most up-to-date tour info, free downloads & more.
@Wispers617 has been carefully prepping the release of "International Player" featuring Slim of 112, while simultaneously pushing the single "Way High" to various markets. Not one to downplay the importance of a strong internet presence, Wispers reached into his music vault to release "Never Be The Same Again". The music video was originally shot 2 years ago but never released. Make sure you leave comments and hit the "like" button on youtube!
Video: Kodiak Fur - "Hi Luv" Producers of Yelawolf
"Hi Luv" is Kodiak Fur's first offering from their forthcoming self entitled EP set for an early August release. "Hi Luv" is an ominous introduction to the world of Kodiak Fur. The Julian Yuri Rodriguez directed video is a grungy embodiment of the music set to a nostalgic visual.
Kodiac Fur consists of singer-songwriter Albert Vargas, guitarist & part-time vocalist Zues Lve, Steve Sanz and Chris Thomas, 2/3's of the Mr. Familiar production team. "Kodiac Fur is our first time we get the chance to work on something without adhering to one singular opinion, it was all of us coming together and creating music without the actual pressure of creating".
The chaos is officially real with the release of the Upperclass Men’s long awaited and spectacularly directed new video for “Vae Victis (Woe to the Vanquished Ones)”. With incomparable cinematography and direction from Mark Lieberman, the Upperclass Men now unleash a visual experience like never seen before.
Kreayshawn Reveals New Single and Video for "Go Hard"
Rapper, videographer, and artist Kreayshawn revealed the first official single and music video for the song "Go Hard" from her forthcoming debut album, Somethin 'Bout Kreay. The song personifies Kreayshawn's modus operandi to a tee; stay true to yourself and go hard at chasing your dreams.
Since announcing Somethin 'Bout Kreay earlier this summer, Kreayshawn has toured Europe, performing at the Hove Festival in Norway, the Rock Werchter Festival in Belgium, the Main Square Festival in France, the Pitch Festival in Holland and the Wireless Festival in the UK. While in the UK, Kreayshawn also celebrated the release of her new collaborative t-shirt with clothing brand A Bathing Ape.
Now back stateside, Kreayshawn is excited to release her new single "Go Hard." "With this track, I wanted to inspire people to just do their own thing," says Kreayshawn. Complete with breakdancing furries, fun outfits, and wild animation effects, "Go Hard" makes for a visual feast. "My favorite part about the video is that I always notice something different every single time I watch it. It's like going on a visual adventure." The "Go Hard" video is the brainchild of Kreayshawn in collaboration with design based collective Syndrome, who have created stunning videos for the likes of Eminem, Ke$ha and the Black Eyed Peas.
Kreayshawn's wild child lyricism is brought to life thanks to a full-bodied beat from Boys Noize, who produced a pair of songs on Somethin 'Bout Kreay. "Working with him was cool, because he's got a different style than what I'm typically drawn to," explains Kreayshawn. "He turned out this poppy, 90s-inspired beat with heavy bass and breakdowns, and I'm really into that."
Rita Ora and Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Interviews & Photo Shoot
The August/September issue of Complex Magazine, the lifestyle, fashion and entertainment guide for young men, includes interviews and a photo shoot with some of the most talented and eclectic rappers and musicians around today!
The first cover story, which went live this morning on Complex.com http://www.complex.com/music/2012/07/rita-ora-cover-august-september-2012-issue , features British sensation Rita Ora, the latest singer to sign with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. The 21-year-old British musician, who is opening for Coldplay’s latest tour, has burst onto the US scene! With her debut album, Ora, releasing August 27th, she talks to Complex about working with Jay Z, her thoughts on Kanye, tabloid rumors about Rob Kardashian, her native land of Kosovo, her supposed rivalry with Rihanna, and more.
The second cover story, which debuted on Complex.com Monday, July 23rd http://www.complex.com/music/2012/07/good-music-cover-story , features a sit down interview with a widely diverse group of musical geniuses including John Legend, Common, Kid Cudi, Pusha T, Big Sean, Q-Tip, Mr. Hudson, Teyana Taylor Cyhi, D’Banj, Hit-Boy and 2-Chains. This incredible ensemble, also known collectively as G.O.O.D. Music, the brainchild of Kanye West, will be debuting their first group album Cruel Summer, on August 7th. G.O.O.D. Music aims to create extraordinary music unlike anything else on the radio!