Fresh off their video work for artists like myself, Talib Kweli, and RA the Rugged Man, the folks at Brood Baby had me as the first guest on their new web series, the Breakdown, which spotlights artists telling the story behind their songs and then performing it in a private setting, like my living room seen here. Hope y'all enjoy it.
The Procussions newest release, "Today", features Canadian rapper Shad and Italian trumpet player, J Kyle Gregory. Recently regrouping, The Procussions members Mr. J. Medeiros and Stro Elliot are offering this musical "hint" to fans who have been waiting 7 years for a new album.
Video: Dark Time Sunshine "Take My Hand" f/ Aesop Rock & Swamburger
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The video takes the song on a modest yet very entertaining path, offering viewers a look at the lighter side of the tour lives that Dark Time Sunshine has been living over the past months; namely, just chilling back stage on the greenroom couch. In fact, the video was shot in the midst of DTS' 60-date run with Aesop Rock, which offered some serious challenges for the shoot. "Seeing if X144 was gonna pull it off was interesting because of location and time," recalls Zavala noting that what made the video so unique was the rarity of Dark Time, Aesop, Swamburger, and X144 all being in the same place at the same time. "It was all just about capturing us while we were having fun on the road, backstage hanging out," says Zavala. "It was all about timing and spontaneity."
Audio: A-Wax - "Make Room (Remix)" f/ Gucci Mane & DJ Paul
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On February 26th, A-Wax will release his new free album, Jesus Malverde. The project, which will be released in partnership with Wax's own label, Pie-Rx Recordz, and Illburn Records, includes features Waka Flocka Flame, Ca$his, and more, including two weighty names, Gucci Mane and Three Six Mafia's DJ Paul that show up on today's new single, the last before album release, "Make Room (Remix)."
Atlanta’s viral dance kings, Motion Sickness³ create a new piece to the tune of California’s own Casey Veggies. The Atlantafornia concept came from the diversity of Motion Sickness themselves. The five members were born in opposite edges of the country from Inglewood, California to Wilmington, Delaware and as they came together to form this legendary group, they wanted to emphasize the fact that Atlanta culture is influenced by people from everywhere!
Video: Trinidad James Splits Groupies from Ratchet Girls
DJ Vlad: "Trinidad James explains the difference in groupie chicks and ratchet chicks, revealing which he prefers and which one he passes to his homies. Trinidad also talks about his deal with Def Jam and his plans for his album."
Riff Raff Delves Deep into the World of Art in "Art Ballin'"
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Rapper, internet sensation, producer, master collaborator, and now art critic Riff Raff aka "Jody Highroller" takes us to Miami to delve deep into the world of art in a special feature “Art Ballin’” on the i am OTHER channel now.
Mixtape: Jumpman "Leaping into Self-Destruction" (LSD)
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The follow up to Artklub member Jumpman (@JumpmanOG) 2011's mixtape "C.R.A.C.K" is finally here in the form of L.S.D. (Leaping into Self-Destruction). Jumpman enlists the help of producers The Pyrvmids and DBeatz amongst others to bring forth the sounds for his latest release. LSD features include ArtKlub members Ransom Note, Twizem, Terry II Dope, Ellz, Motive, and Raider Klan's Lil Champ FWAY.
The Boston by way of Brooklyn emcee PERFEKT gets off to an early start with the September '13 release of his debut solo effort Nobody's Perfekt, with a video of the project's lead off single "New Me," produced by Gene Cabral. The visuals, directed by Ashthetic Media, invite us into PERFEKT's world of 'forward progress' as the "new me" emcee goes through the motions of a day in the life.