Today, Bay Area rhythm section The Park (backing band for BIG K.R.I.T., Freddie Gibbs, Alice Russell, Jesse Boykins III and more), unveil the first video for their new three song release "These Are The Days."
Set over a grinding synth-based groove and featuring vocoder and a cinematic guitar jam, the track is a funk-drenched take on life in the U.S. right now. The video echoes the song with a kaleidoscope of visuals featuring working people, classic lyrical themes such as "Let It Be" and "Things Fall Apart", California sunsets, and the theme of cherishing right now because "these are the days."
With the release date for his new album Black Belt Theatre rapidly approaching, West Coast hip hop luminary Planet Asia now presents the official music video for his single "Golden State". A celebratory cut about Asia's California home base, "Golden State" is a perfect introduction to the blaxploitation-inspired Black Belt Theatre, in stores everywhere on February 28th through Wandering Worx / Daddy Real / Greeenstreets.
Featuring a soulful, cinematic backdrop and appearances from the likes of Raekwon, Talib Kweli, Paul Wall, Ras Kass, Camp Lo, Strong Arm Steady, Fashawn, Willie The Kid, Torae, and Rasco, Black Belt Theatre promises to be one of the most important editions to Planet Asia's already impressive catalog.
With the "Never Enough" EP dropping February 7th, Knowledge Medina and Numonics unleash the title track from their collaborative album. Over a moody bass heavy Numonics instrumental, Knowledge Medina tells a tale of triumph over tribulation.
Knowledge Medina & Numonics - Never Enough will be released February 7th on DJBooth.net with features from Reks, Co$$, J NiCS, Jon The Barber and VIP.
PR: YouTube Star Lega-C Joins Machine Gun Kelly For Tech N9ne Show
Courtesy Bayer Mack.
Block Starz Music recording artist Lega-C, who burst onto the independent music scene in 2011, is turning out to be one of the hardest working new artists on the underground and will now be joining Block Starz affiliate Machine Gun Kelly on March 26th at Cain's Ballroom (Tulsa, OK) as an opener for Tech N9ne on the Hostile Takeover Tour 2012.
The announcement caps off a whirlwind six months for the 25-year-old Youtube sensation, who caught the eye of Strange Music with her remix of Tech N9ne's "Worldwide Choppers" back in January. The evening's lineup will also include Krizz Kaliko, Mayday, Prozak, and Stevie Stone. Tickets are now on sale at ticketmaster.com.
Danielle McLean (b. 1986), better known by her stage name Lega-C, is a rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is known for her viral Youtube video "White Girl Raps Fast" (2011) and her remixes of "She Will" by Lil Wayne and Drake and "Worldwide Choppers" by Tech N9ne from her mixtape Who Got Tha Heater (2011).
Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, McLean moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma when she was five. McLean's parents were children's church pastors at Faith Christian Fellowship (FCF) located in the predominately black North Side of Tulsa and threw Friday night parties at a community recreational center to give at-risk kids a place to go other than the streets. Immersed in black culture, McLean wrote and performed her first rap at age ten during a church talent show.
Her self-produced independent album Underestimated (2006) sold 5000 copies and led to a brief affiliation with Swisha House. During this time, she opened shows for various major label recording artists, including Fergie, Paul Wall, Akon, Too $hort, Afroman, and Nappy Roots.
McLean recorded and uploaded the viral video "White Girl Raps Fast" in June of 2011, which became an instant hit, generating hundreds of thousands of views on Youtube and WorldStarHipHop.
McLean was brought to the attention of German-American digital imprint Block Starz Music by a fan who submitted her video to the music company's website. "Honestly, we we're expecting it to be nonsense," said Peppy Johnson, Block Starz Vice President of A&R. "But from the moment she started rapping, her skill and talent level were undeniable. We believe, with a strong team around her, she has enormous commercial potential." She announced her official signing to the label September 1, 2011 during a live Ustream interview and performance on Zedalza New York.
Atlanta-based emcee/producer Yamin Semali of rap duo Clan Destined presents his self-produced new single "What I'm Living For". He calls it "a little chill joint before I introduce the harder work." Clan Destined's third LP Self Titled, received 5 out of 5 stars on CreativeLoafing.com.
Luck-One & Dekk return with the first single, "Black Seed" from their upcoming LP, Beautiful Music Pt. 2. In 2009 the duo released the Beautiful Music EP. In a few short week--Monday, February 21st, 2012 to be precise--they'll drop their first full length LP.
MP3: Timothy Rhyme x Rymeezee - "Starving Artists"
From Arab @ First Dirt.
For those of you that know me personally and for those of you that don't, I'm sure by now you can tell what I'm all about. I love my daughter. I love music. I work hard for everything I want. I don't let things get in my way. But most of all, I keep fighting.
With that said, I am releasing a new single with my comrade Rymeezee from First Dirt SF called "Starving Artists". The title says it all. We are some starving artists that love this music and continue to push forward regardless of the obstacles we face. This very concept is the main reason why most musicians fall off. They are in it for the money, not the music.
Many emcees make claims of having things or doing things that really don't, but that's something we just can't do. In the end, the truth will surface and expose the real and the fake. And when that time comes, because it will, just remember this song.
Thank you for your support. Please feel free to leave me feedback.