"Random Thoughts sits down with Virginia Beach hip hop trio, Def Beach Society, in another edition of Random Thoughts. He talks to the group about their favorite artists, producers and favorite meals. - Revo"
Video: The Making of Young Jeezy's "Higher Learning"
Courtesy Caktuz Marketing.
Mike "EmayDee" Dupree, producer of Young Jeezy's “Higher Learning” ft. Snoop Dogg and Devin the Dude, drops this behind the scenes video of the making of this tranquilizing track off Jeezy's latest album TM:103. Dupree, a young Kansas City producer, is on his way up the ladder already having created stand-out tracks for Tech N9ne, Kendrick Lamar, Scarface, CyHi Da Prince, Trey Songz, and the King of The South T.I.
Remix Backburner's debut single, "Heatwave." Submit by February 29, 2012. Submissions will be judged by a representative of Hand'Solo Records and the participating members of Backburner. The winning remix will be announced on HandSoloRecords.com and Backburner.ca as well as included on the upcoming collector's edition vinyl EP of Heatwave, and the producer of the winning remix will receive five copies of this vinyl release. The following four runner up remixes will also be featured on HandSoloRecords.com and Backburner.ca.
MP3: yU (of Diamond District) - "I Believe" feat. Duff
Courtesy Mello Music Group.
For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, yU wanted to share a song that relates his vision of belief.
"Today's a special day in remembrance of a man that resembled the spirit of a leader at a time where many just followed suit & went with the tide. Another example of how powerful the spoken word can be, changing the lives of many by something as simple as a thought; amplified by the tone of his voice. When iIm onstage, sometimes I think of Martin & Malcolm. I think of how they fueled their supporters with inspiration to push forward. I wrote "I Believe" at a time when I myself was going thru a lot, and was trying to fine tune my focus. Somehow after talking to my creator, & Charlie Ross (who lived in Okinawa, Japan at the time), I was given the music & this is what came from it." - yU
Mista Flix hooked up with producer and De Facto Entertainment label boss Stealf back in July 2011 when they released the well received their five track EP 'Conceptualized Deceit'. Since then Mista Flix has been hard on his grind sketching and penning a whole barrage of new songs for future projects while Stealf has been reshaping the direction of his label De Facto as well as releasing and producing the superb EP 'Beats & Rhymes Vol.1' from US rapper Jackitdown Brown which featured Kool G Rap.
Fast forward to November 2011 and the news came to light that the London based emcee had in fact signed to De Facto Entertainment. Now Mista Flix has a string of future projects planned all of which perfectly compliments the De Facto sound and outlook for hip hop. A full length Stealf produced album entitled 'The Gospel For The Rap School' is already in the works and will be available digitally in May along with a limited edition run of 100 physical copies which will contain two CD's, the album and instrumental version, along with a DVD showing the recording process of the project.
To keep us going until the album drops, Mista Flix and Stealf have teamed up once again to unleash another free download EP that really hits the spot. Already getting superb reviews on-line as well as some support from various internet radio stations in the UK and overseas, Mista Flix is setting the pace and continuing to build a steadily growing loyal fan-base of true Hip-Hop heads. With the deep intelligent lyrical rhyme patterns along with a quality Boom Bap 'real Hip-Hop' sound from producers Stealf, Karnage and Kobi Wood, Mista Flix proves he and De Facto are taking the commercial to Mordor and are indeed Lords Of The Real. Make sure you grab this now!
Mista Flix - The Lord Of The Real (Taking The Commercial To Mordor) Track-listing:
01 - Intro 02 - Clash Of The Titans (Produced by Stealf) 03 - Come Out And Play(Produced by Karnage) 04 - Old School (Karnage Freestyle Session) (Produced by Karnage) 05 - Three Little Pigs (Produced by Stealf) 06 - The Spinning Wheel (Produced by Kobi Wood)
PR: B.o.B & Gym Class Heroes @ Pepsi Superbowl Fan Jam
Courtesy VH1 Buzz.
GYM CLASS HEROES, B.o.B AND THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS TO PERFORM AT VH1’S “PEPSI SUPERBOWL FAN JAM” LIVE ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, AT 9 PM*
CARRIE KEAGAN AND JASON DUNDAS FROM VH1’S “BIG MORNING BUZZ LIVE” TO HOST
WATCH ALL PERFORMANCES ONLINE AT FANJAM.VH1.COM FOLLOWING THE ON-AIR PREMIERE
SPECIAL PERFORMANCES BY ADAM LEVINE AND NEON HITCH
PASADENA, JANUARY 14, 2012 - VH1, Pepsi and the NFL are bridging the gap between football and music with another year of VH1’S “PEPSI SUPERBOWL FAN JAM.” Taking place at the Indianapolis State Fairgrounds, this year’s sold-out concert extravaganza will pay tribute to the All-American sport of football and its 46th Super Bowl, with performances by Gym Class Heroes, B.o.B and The All-American Rejects, among other special guest appearances and performances. Carrie Keagan and Jason Dundas from VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live” will host the night’s festivities, which will not only include spectacular live performances but will feature candid interviews and appearances from many of the NFL’s biggest players. VH1’s “PEPSI SUPERBOWL FAN JAM” will air LIVE on VH1 on Thursday, February 2 at 9 PM.*
Gym Class Heroes, with frontman Travie McCoy, kick off the night as they perform some of their biggest hits and songs from their new album “The Papercut Chronicles II,” including a guest performance by Adam Levine on the hit song “Stereo Hearts.” Neon Hitch will join the group on their current single “Ass Back Home.”
Fresh off of five Grammy nominations for his debut album, and preparing to launch the follow-up album “Strange Clouds” this Spring, B.o.B will also take the stage, as will The All-American Rejects, who, after selling more than 4 million albums and 16 million singles worldwide, are set to release their fourth studio album, “Kids In The Street” which will also be released Spring 2012.
All of the performances from VH1’s “Pepsi Superbowl Fan Jam” will be available online at fanjam.vh1.com following the on-air premiere on February 2.
VH1’s “Pepsi Superbowl Fan Jam” will be executive produced by Lee Rolontz, and directed by Michael Dempsey.
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