Audio: Jarren Benton - "Razor Blades And Steak Knives"
Courtesy Audible Treats.
2013 is shaping up to be the biggest year yet for independent powerhouse label Funk Volume – and Jarren Benton, the label's newest signee, figures to play a major in those plans. Brought into the Funk Volume fold last year, the Atlanta rapper has been steadily building his name over the past few years, most notably with fan-favorite mixtapes Huffing Glue With Hasselhoff and Freebasing With Kevin Bacon. Now, Jarren, who clearly has a penchant for amazing album titles, is excited to announce his forthcoming Funk Volume debut, My Grandmas Basement, which will be released this June.
Representing the next generation of rappers to come out of Los Angeles, NaseeR (reverbnation.com/naseer797 and ofbimusic.com/artist/naseer/ ), one of the fastest rising rappers on the music scene, drops his mix tape TIME CAPSULE today APRIL 5, 2013. The music is completely free to all fans and available at datPiff.com.
Snoop Dogg & A$AP Rocky Headline Croatia Fresh Island Festival
Situated on the gorgeous beach Zrće on Island Of Pag, Fresh Island offers Hip Hop fans, festival goers and sun-worshippers something out of the ordinary: initmate surroundings where they can see the hottest names in Hip Hop perform for them, admist the stunning adriatic coastline of Zrce beach and enjoy a bar-tab considerbaly lighter than a Miami beach club!
Recently unveiled as the first two headliners to feature across this four day extravaganza of music and partying, Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion and A$AP Rocky will be joining fans on the ‘New Yorker’ main stage (Papaya & Aquarius Open Air Clubs) to deliver what will be their performances of the summer — A$AP also only due to play two European dates this summer, Fresh Island being one of the grand exclusives.
Now in it’s second year, Fresh Island looks to join the heavyweight ranks of the European festival circuit, having already showed many its potential for hot parties and amazing performances, this year is looking to be no exception. 2013 boasts beach parties, pool parties and many more in a setting that would put even the hottest beach clubs of the world to shame – and with a host of other huge names set to join the bill its shaping up to be the go-to-place this summer.
Cage Lu teams up with Russian producer Dem Who Iz Diz (via the wonders of Soundcloud) to come up with this possible cut off his upcoming "SlowBurn EP". The song's main line "If you've never met a Slowburner get to know one" captures the essence of the song, on which Cage Lu revels and reaffirms his 'slow-burn' status.
The Seattle MC formerly known as Khingz, now known as KA.LIL, leaks the first single called "Hans Gruber" from his new solo album "Between Saturday Night and Sunday Morning" which is available June 4th, 2013 through Wandering Worx Music.
Aspiring and much talented Buffalo-born and Brooklyn-raised rap renegade Deuce Ellis is excited to release the lead single, "Stocky", and its accompanied music video, directed by Dee Dillion, from his upcoming and awaited project, "Spread". The track is produced by Deuce Ellis himself and Brennon Anderson.
As the Michigan Wolverines advance to the 2013 NCAA Final Four, J. Keys puts on for his alma mater. Keys drops the ever clever "All Maize Everything" a play off Trinidad James' "All Gold Everything." Maize (a shade of yellow) and Blue are the official colors of the Michigan Wolverines.