After delivering his summer club banger "Wyne," the American born, Jamaican bred Mr. Melody is back with "Cut It Cut It," featuring his frequest co-collaborator Bolo, and D Block's Styles P. Produced by Cris Jon, this anthemic street banger will be featured on Mr. Melody's forthcoming mixtape The Cantagion, hosted by DJ Don Cannon, which becomes available on December 27th.. stay tuned!
Non Applicable: This Is Not An Album (Free Download)
Courtesy Park Street PR.
Non Applicable is a London-born hip-hop artist and poet of mixed Irish and West Indian descent whose easy, distinct flow, strong storytelling skills and vicious battle raps have led to features on projects from staple names in UK hip-hop such as Rodney P, Logic, Nate, and Tricksta's UK Runnings. Despite current EP "This Is Not An Album" being his debut release, his songs have already received UK (Radio 1) and US radio airplay, whilst he's equally noted for his live performances at venues including Proud and Plan B.
Starting out in the garage scene on south London pirate station Delight FM (which shot So Solid Crew to fame), he soon felt his style and message better suited to hip-hop. Following an introduction to People's Army founding member Logic, and regular trips to London hip-hop mecca Deal Real Records, it soon became more than just music to him; he felt comfortable with it as a lifestyle and never more so than with a mic in his hand.
Working alongside the likes of Harry Love, Lowkey, English Frank, Big Cakes and Kyza has seen NA raise his game as hip-hop emcee, whilst noted songwriter Niara Scarlett (Sugababes, Girls Aloud) has helped him build his writing skills to the point where his first release became a natural next step. NA pulls on a variety of influences to build original, insightful and artistic hip-hop which is unmistakably British - growing up on a Clapham council estate; the classic east coast sound of the Wu and Mobb Deep; Detroit's Dilla and Dwele; and UK trailblazers such as Chester P and Task Force.
After previous features alongside Canada's iLLvibe and L.S., and UK producer Haka Beats, NA's debut release via DowntownSoul features his trademark battle raps and storytelling skills over authentic production from both Haka and noted UK beatsmith Jetsun. Already receiving positive feedback from fans, fellow emcees and producers alike, NA describes it as musical at heart with reality check lyrics. 2013 will see his debut full-length album N.A.M.E., an eclectic mix of hip-hop and soul, as well as collabos with DowntownSoul producer Beat Thief and up and coming neo-soul singer Emmavie.
Non Applicable - This Is Not An Album (Track-listing:)
1. Intro - Internal Convo
2. Dema Say Listen ft. Kalldean (skit)
3. Y R U Boastin' ft. Ricko Capito (Prod. by Jetsun)
4. Golden (Prod. by Jetsun)
5. Get It In (Prod. by Haka Beats)
6. Can't Do It Like Me (Prod. by Jetsun)
7. Beef Starts ft. Theme (Prod. by Haka Beats)
Chuck D of Public Enemy interviews BURNTmd @HipHopGods Tour in Aspen, CO
I was informed the other day that Mr Chuck D of Public Enemy invited me out to Aspen, CO to start the show off for the Hip Hop Gods tour ft Public Enemy, Monie Love, X Clan, Schooly D, Wise Intelligent of PRT, Davey D, Sons of Bezerk, Johnny Juice, and Leaders of The New Schools Dinco.
Took me 7 hours to drive 3, crashed into the side of a snowy mountain, got stuck, yet still managed to make it to Aspen just in time to be treated to a nice dinner with the tour (btw being in a nice restaurant with Flava Flav is hilarious). Obviously I ordered the Osso Bucco that LBC salvaged for me cuz Chuck, Johnny, and I had to get over to the venue to start the show.
This video is a piece of the aftermath from my performance, filmed by HipHopGodsMedia at Belly Up in Aspen, Colorado last night.
To celebrate DJ Grazzhoppa's vinyl release of "Intricate Moves 2" we bring you a special version of the first track on the album featuring microphone acrobat M-Dot (@mdotboston). "Intricate Moves 2" will be available on double vinyl January 2013.
ThatGuySoda, rising artist from Minnesota, debuts the highly anticipated visual to his record "Lean'n" featured on his most recent project "LN&EM". Soda is currently based in Tennessee working on his new project featuring artists Fat Trel, Dizzy Wright, Rocky Diamonds and more. Also check out Soda's recently released recap visual below of his performance at Dom Kennedy's Yellow Album World Tour in Nashville, TN.
Fans can catch Sean Price performing at Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY) on December 18th alongside Talib Kweli, Flatbush Zombies, Pharoahe Monch, Buckshot, Skyzoo, Smif N Wessun and DyMe-A-DuZiN of Phony Ppl.
Los Angeles hip-hop duo Substance Abuse return to hip-hop with their sophomore LP, Background Music. Consisting of emcee Eso Tre and Subz, Substance Abuse pull no punches on their latest offering: The 18 track collection is a hard-hitting, funky rap album that feels distinctly LA. The LP features MC Eiht, Tash of Alkaholiks, Percee P, Max Julien (The Mack), Sadat X of Brand Nubian, Myka 9, and KRS-One.