Recently returning from Canadian tour with American rapper FREEWAY and opening for rapping icon Raekwon (Wu Tang Clan) earlier this March. Montreal hip hop artist NYCE whom is set to release his upcoming debut album "Certified" later this year on local hip hop label Hustle Cartel Ent has just let loose his latest music video "Money and Gelly".
Drumma Boy to Release Welcome II My City Vol 2 f/ Future, Gangsta Boo, 8Ball & MJG, Beanie Sigel, Mars & More
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Multi-platinum producer Drumma Boy to release second installment of mixtape series Welcome II My City Volume 2 - featuring Future, Gangsta Boo, 8Ball & MJG, Beanie Sigel, Young Dolph, 2Deep with production from Drumma Boy, Mars, Degree and Don Vito - just in time for the 9th Annual Southern Entertainment Awards where the 28 year old beat maker is up for "Producer of the Year"
(Los Angeles, California - March 27, 2012) On the eve of his scheduled performance at the upcoming 9th annual Southern Entertainment Awards, Grammy-nominated Memphis producer Drumma Boy unveils the highly-anticipated sequel to his 2009 mixtape: Welcome II My City, Volume 2. Over the course of 16 searing tracks, Drumma Boy flaunts his award-winning sonic and lyrical prowess with assists from a star-studded list of featured guests: Three 6 Mafia’s Juicy J and DJ Paul, Gangsta Boo, Beanie Sigel, 8Ball & MJG, Junior Reid, and more.
Welcome II My City, Volume 2 serves as a trunk-rattling ode to Memphis, where many of the sets’ featured artists proudly hail from. Reggae/ dancehall icon Junior Reid injects his inimitable island vibe on “Where We Come From” - where Drumma Boy switches lanes and steps behind the mic, allowing fellow producer Mars (Game, T.I., Chris Brown, Kanye West, Will Smith) to layer a bass-heavy track, resulting in a full-on audio assault. The DJ Squeeky-produced “My City On Lock” features lyrical beat downs from Drumma Boy, Juicy J, and precocious 7-year-old rapper Lil Peanut. On “Dat Recipe,” Drumma Boy shares the stage with the buzzworthy rapper Future.
Female M.C. and Drumma Boy protégé Allie Baby, who also garnered a nomination at this year’s awards in the category of Slept-On Artist Of The Year, is featured on the set opener “From Da City.” This year’s Southern Entertainment Awards marks the 4th consecutive year Drumma Boy has been nominated in the category of Producer Of The Year, an award he has taken home the past three previous years. Drumma Boy’s own Drum Squad is also nominated in the categories of Record Label of the Year and Record/ Club Promoter Of The Year. Rated as one of the top producers making noise by notable publications such as Vibe and New York Times, Drumma Boy has produced songs for the likes of T.I., Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame, Wiz Khalifa, and Chris Brown.
1. "From Da City" (DJ LL, Drumma Boy, Kristyle, GK, Degree, Allie Baby, Gangsta Boo) 2. "Welcome" (Young Dolph, Zed Zilla, Playa Fly) (Produced by Drumma Boy) 3. "My City is the Realest (Drumma Boy & DJ Paul) (Produced by Drumma Boy) 4. "Where We Come From" (Drumma Boy & Junior Reid) (Produced by Mars) 5. M.E.M.P.H.I.S (Frayser Boy, Gangsta Boo & La Chat) (Produced by Drumma Boy) 6. "Rollin" (Drumma Boy, B-Hav, Gangsta Boo) (Produced by DJ Squeeky) 7. "Dolla Signs" (Beanie Sigel, 8Ball & MJG) (Produced by Don Vito) 8. "My City on Lock" (Drumma Boy, Juicy J, Lil Peanut) (Produced by DJ Squeeky) 9. "Go Head Den" (P.B.X, Drumma Boy) (Produced by Drumma Boy) 10. "Dat Recipe" (Future, Drumma Boy, Young Dolph) (Produced by Peezy) 11. "TN Boyz" (Criminal Mane, Young Buck, Don Trip) (Produced by Drumma Boy) 12. "Drum Gang" (Drumma Boy, B-Hav, Degree, GK, Kristyle, Allie Baby, Gangsta Boo) (Produced by Degree) 13. "Hood on Smash" (Young Dolph, Criminal Mane, O.G, Boo Dirty) (Produced by Drumma Boy) 14. "My Block Major" (Bump, Yung Kee, Lionheart) (Produced by DJ Squeeky) 15. "Talk of da Town" (2Deep f/ Devin Hill) (Produced by Drumma Boy) 16. "Know Your History" (Produced by Drumma Boy, 8Ball & MJG)
Last month rapper-producer KOVAS (pro-nounced KA-VAS) dropped "Deed It Main" from the soundtrack for the new Warner Brothers Project X. Now, the Brooklyn artist is pleased to announce his newest, "The Stick Up," a single he recorded with rapper/ MTV-star, Andy Milonakis. soundcloud.com/kovas/the-stick-up-dirty/s-1Euye.
"Milonakis is fierce on the mic," says KOVAS, who met Milonakis through a mutual friend Kool Kojak. "I think people will be pleasantly surprised." He adds that Andy came through the studio and "we all started cyphering, talking about Eli Porter videos and we were like we should get on a joint together." Milonakis, most known for his MTV & MTV2 sketch comedy show, The Andy Milonakis Show, is currently a cast member on Snoop Dog's web series Double G News Network, appears in the new Snoop Dog & Wiz Khalifa movie "Mac & Devin go to high school". He's also working on a new project called 3 Loco, a group that includes him, Dirt Nasty & Rif Raf.
"The Stick Up" was mixed by Sam Wheat (Rihanna, Swedish House Mafia and Black Eyed Peas) at Metropolis Studios in the UK and mastered by Grammy nominated mastered engineer Stuart Hawkes at Metropolis mastering in the UK.
DONALD GLOVER - "Crazy Stuff" From WEIRDO From his new Comedy Special WEIRDO; Donald Glover describes the "crazy" world we live in now and how it compares to how "great" it used to be. Watch the clip of Donald discussing "Crazy Stuff."
After generating significant attention with his "A Vintage State of Mind" Mixtape, Fokis steps behind the scenes to release Stryfe, a Local MU-12 Union member and artist on his Loyalty Digital Corp. Roster...
With the upcoming LP (“The Vintage Album”) slated to be released this Spring, overseeing Sadat X’s upcoming project and with a burgeoning roster for his own fledgling Loyalty Digital Corp. imprint, Fokis is primed for a breakout year in 2012, as he states “I am very excited to have Stryfe be a part of the Loyalty Digital Corp Roster, I think he is a dope artist with a lot of character and skill. I believe in his talent and feel he is going to be a really big artist.”
Upon completing his forthcoming LP, "The Last Resort", Stryfe teamed up with fellow Detroit native CYDI's BreadWinner to release an EP, “The Opening Act,” which will serve as the prelude to his debut LP and will be released on 4-17-2012; here is the second leak from the project “Drunk” produced by illingsworth.
Press Release: Kid Capri Teams Up With NC's Presidents 919
Courtesy Melanie J Cornish.
Hip-Hop double act, twin brothers, Presidents 919 hailing from North Carolina have teamed up with the iconic DJ Kid Capri for their mixtape, BEST DUO BEST FLOW. Eager to make an impression on Hip-Hop fans, Dic Nixon and Willie J Clinton sought some of the most influential and poignant tracks from the Hip-Hop timeline to create this project.
"We wanted the beats we selected for this project to take the listener back to when the original records were made and give people that feeling of nostalgia," explains Willie J Clinton.
To relay that feeling of nostalgia the host of a project which boasts hits from the likes of Gangstarr, Pete Rock and CL Smooth, Outkast, M.O.P and many more had to be as influential as the music on the tape. "It seemed the obvious choice for Kid Capri to host BEST DUO BEST FLOW," shares Dic Nixon. "Kid has been front and center in Hip-Hop music since the 90's and remains extremely visible and to get him to be a part of this project gave the tape that authentic Hip-Hop co-sign."
The pressure to deliver on a project of this magnitude is undeniable but confident in what they were doing, Presidents 919 were just keen for their lyrics to do the talking. "It is like a case of classic fishing," jokes Dic Nixon. "The song recognition would would bait the listeners while our lyrics would reel them in." But pressure is not something these two brothers-in-rhyme shy away from.
Their mantra of making 'believers out of doubters, fans out of foes and supporters out of opponents' is what will give this act the determination to be recognized worldwide as the best duo with the best flow.
Here is another set of visuals, “Intro,” off of OBX & Tech-Neek's Middle Class Dreams/Blue Collar Schemes project, which is the opening track to the duo's EP. The track titled 'Intro' is produced by Ben Diggin. With these two, you won’t get any cliche rap.
The Middle Class Dreams/Blue Collar Schemes EP will be available for download on 4-9-2012 at www.obxthemex.com .
Video: Get It All f/ Bret Lockett, Prince Syc, DeJuan Turrentine
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Since launching the Get It All campaign during Super Bowl week, it has gone National. The campaign first released through NBC's Extra with co-host Maria Menounos and spread like a wild fire ending up on Perez Hilton's front page the next morning.
On the set, Prince Syc made a comment that Michael Jackson would be very proud of this music video. Prince Syc was the first artist signed to Michael Jackson's label, MJJ/ Sony as one half of recording artist Quo. The Get It All music video has everything from art to mystery and it's utterly intriguing. NFL player Bret Lockett, Prince Syc and DeJuan Turrentine captured the essence of "Get It All" in this masterpiece directed by Erik Hicks.