With the Mirandom project on it's way to releasing, Random and Mr. Miranda decided to drop a lil somethin they did over Common's "The Food" joint. Be on the lookout for "The Memorandum" set to drop next month! Peace, love, and Hip Hop!
Oakland, California rapper, D. Willz has hit it big with the video for his single "Watermelon." The track, produced by Mark Kragen is featured on his Hood Hop mix-tape, hosted by DJ Ill Will and DJ Rockstar.
The video has already been chosen as Freshmen Video of the Week on mtvU, landing it a place in the regular rotation. It won a dominating 60% of the votes thanks to the hilarious, outside-the-box, original humor that seems to be becoming D. Willz' signature. "Watermelon" goes against the grain of your average rap video, and shows just how unafraid D.Willz is to take risks with his music. "We've never seen a rap video where the lead rapper lets 3 other guys rap his verses" claims D.Willz, "and that was a risk I was willing to take."
The positively juicy, bouncing beat and D. Willz's cleverly suggestive lyrics are accompanied by watermelon-carrying, dancing, rapping California farmers. The video even features a sing-along style "follow-the-bouncing-watermelon" just in case you wanted everyone to know just how juicy your own watermelon is. "The message of the song is that I'm letting the ladies know I can get it juicy!" says D.Willz.
MP3: Rapid Ric - "All About My Change" Ft. Chamillionaire, Z-Ro, & Gerald G
Latest Single From Whut It Dew Features Mix Of Legends, Up-And-Comers
The stream of singles and videos continues to flow from Rapid Ric's new album, Whut It Dew, available on iTunes now and being released for free download on July 12th. The album is a true showcase of Ric's production and DJ skills, with a who's-who of Texas and Southern hip-hop, featured atop his instrument-heavy beats that both show off Ric's diversity while managing to stay true to the Country Rap Tunes sound from an earlier Texas era that has inspired Ric's work. And now, with the release date still some weeks away, Ric continues to let loose of new tracks, this latest, "All About My Change," featuring Chamillionaire and Z-Ro, along with up-and-coming Austin rapper, and recent Dew Music Group signee Gerald G.
"All About My Change" kicks off with Chamillionaire's deep, gruff vocals laying down the sing-songy chorus alongside a rolling piano line and ripping guitar, before jumping into Z-Ro's verse, a classic double-time affair that plays well off of Gerald G's more animated vocals. The beat breaks down for each verse, highlighting a building bass line and deep drums hits. "I made this beat about a year and a half ago and there wasn't a doubt in my mind that when we finished it was gonna be a jammer," recalls Ric. "Getting a hold of Z-Ro was a little difficult, but it was well worth the wait. I had to make sure we got some the finest lyricists we knew to get on it."
Rapid Ric's new album, Whut It Dew, features Devin The Dude, Slim Thug, Lil' Boosie, Lil' Keke, Z-Ro, Chamillionaire, Killa Kyleon, Bushwick Bill, Dorrough, Killer Mike, Chalie Boy, Lil' Flip, and more. The album is available for sale on iTunes now and will be available for free download and physical purchase on July 12th via Dew Music Group.
Yessir and yes ma'am, the same guy who brings you Free Music Friday, eTMh, will be doing his own radio show through UStream. You can come through and chat and I'll play the tunes, the REAL timeless tunes, for y'all. My stage name there will be Woody Black, but I go by eTMh regardless. The show will start on June 19th at 8 PM EST!
Oddisee's "Odd Seasons" VINYL EDITION is out now via Mello Music Group!!
Today, enjoy the free MP3 download of the track "Al Mawrada" one of two songs on the bonus 7" vinyl that comes free when you pick up the wax. "Al Mawrada" features funk inspired synths, flutes, and organ, backed by driving symbols and a steady guitar lick that stands alone as an instrumental. Al Mawrada is a neighborhood in Omdurman, Sudan where Oddisee used to hang out with friends and family. He recalls hearing the music coming from rickshaws and pickup trucks, as well as the hustle of the people passing by. This instrumental is inspired directly from those childhood experiences while the synths horns are a classic staple in Sudanese music today.
Also - CONGRATS TO OUR LABEL MATE AND STRANGE MUSIC BIG BOSS - TECH N9NE - FOR HAVING THE #4 RECORD IN THE COUNTRY!
INDEPENDENT KINGPIN TECH N9NE HAS THE #4 ALBUM IN THE COUNTRY!!!
June 15, 2011
"Am I in the Twilight Zone?" wonders Tech N9ne on the song "Strangeland" from All 6's & 7's, his new album. "‘Cause my mic’s on but I never thought the world would buy my songs!”
Surpassing personal expectations and those of the entire record industry, Tech N9ne's decade-plus of fanbase-building pays off with the phenomenal out-of-the-box success of his new album All 6's & 7's, released on the revered rapper's own label, Strange Music, last Tuesday 6/7. A first week Soundscan total of 55,715 units landed All 6's & 7's at the #4 spot on the Billboard Top 200 album chart as well as the #1 Independent album chart and #1 Rap album chart, overall.
"Tech will never go mainstream/ Mainstream will go Tech," Tech N9ne promises on the new album's "Love Me Tomorrow." On All 6's & 7's this is a prophecy fulfilled with stunning appearances by Lil’ Wayne, T-Pain, B.o.B., E-40, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Twista, Yelawolf, Chino Moreno and Stephen Carpenter (Deftones), Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Stokley Williams (Mint Condition) and others. Standout track "Worldwide Choppers" (co-starring Yelawolf, Twista, Busta Rhymes plus an explosive coterie of international MCs) has already been hailed as a classic anthem, pushing hip-hop into new territories.
But don't take our word for it. Check out Tech N9ne live this summer on "All 6's & 7's — The Tour."