In promotion for Nutso's extended play release, Behind These Bars, which is now available, the Q-Borough spitter delivers the visuals for the projects debut single "Blowing Up," featuring borough-mate mic vet Royal Flush and Brooknam's Shabaam Sahdeeq (a/k/a S-Dub). Directed by Lightward Media, the visuals document the rising success of the three artists as they are the featured cover story of every major print magazine and newspaper circulation from The New York Sun, TIme, Esquire, Billboard, Rolling Stone, XXL, Life, USA Today, RESPECT., Vibe, The Hollywood Reporter, Fader, Car And Driver and more. _Behind These Bars_ is now available through all major digital retailers.
In this video Murs and Fashawn interview each other and share their thoughts on favorite cereals, top skaters, philanthropy, and fatherhood at New York City's Tribeca Skate Park. Their collaborative album, 'This Generation,' is out September 25th on Duck Down Music. Fans can pre-order the album here: bit.ly/mursxfash .
In anticipation of their upcoming release ShadowBoxing (October 2, Live Up Records), Zion I joins forces with Brooklyn mixtape master J.Period (remixer/DJ for Q-Tip, The Roots, K’NAAN) to present Bomb First, a pre-emptive strike on the stagnating state of commercial hip hop. Featuring new music from Zion I, Kendrick Lamar, Azelia Banks, Action Bronson, Curren$y and more, Bomb First finds Zion I once again at the forefront of progressive rap—this time foreshadowing the emergence of a new generation of artists dedicated to the preservation of the art. On Bomb First, Zion I & J.Period shine a light on rap that is inspiring them in 2012. The result is a fun, diverse and soulful listening experience designed to inspire a new crop of fans, and re-ignite the spark in die-hard fans still hungry for quality rap.
Zion I x J.Period's "Bomb First" will be available for FREE download on Tuesday, September 25th at: www.zionicrew.com .
Video: Freeway's Photoshoot For Diamond In The Ruff
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On November 13th, legendary Philadelphia MC Freeway will release Diamond In The Ruff, his first album since 2010's critically acclaimed collaborative effort with Jake One, The Stimulus Package, through Babygrande Records.
"Entertainment journalist Q The Question and Redhands (Ballerstatus.com, etc) is back with Episode 3 of "The No Holding Back" Ep. 3 pt. 1, does Industry plants exist? Doe rappers front as if they have been grinding indie so long but had major label backing the whole time?"
Video: Dee-1 "Failure Ain't An Option" f/ MURS, Tabi Bonney
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After releasing several singles in anticipation of his Mannie Fresh-hosted mixtape #TheFocusTape, set to be released on October 9th, and his upcoming 50-date tour with Macklemore, New Orleans rapper Dee-1 is releasing the debut video from the project, "Failure Ain't An Option." The video, which features Los Angeles Living Legend MURS and Washington, D.C. wordsmith Tabi Bonney, premiered on Complex yesterday.