Codany Holiday x Amp Live Release 808's & Soulbreaks Mixtape
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In anticipation of his debut album release, San Francisco vocalist Codany Holiday releases his first ever mixtape "808's & Soulbreaks", with the bulk of the production handled by Amp Live (Zion I). Long time collaborators, Holiday and Amp Live give fans a sneak peak of what's to come on "808's & Soulbreaks" with brand new soul & R&B tracks fresh with classic remixes and trippy renditions of Jamie Lidell, Radiohead, Zion I, and Amp Live himself.
Hang Out On "Top of the World" With Slightly Stoopid (And Get Free Music!)
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With their highly anticipated new album Top of the World set for release on August 14th, California's own Slightly Stoopid are providing their fans with an early treat. They will be giving away a four-song sampler for free today on their website.
The sampler contains a radio edit of the album's title track, plus the album tracks "Don't Stop," "Just Think" (featuring ex-Jurassic Five emcee Chali 2na) and "Pon Da Horizon." These four tracks are a clear indication of how the band's legendary mash-up of sounds and good-time grooves has amassed them a dedicated worldwide following.
Coming on the heels of a prolific 2011, where he dropped three solo mixtapes (The Rocks Report, Premier Politics, Premier Politics 1.5), and a 45-city tour with Mac Miller in the first half of 2012, Rocks displays an advanced and mature sound throughout Lap of Lux. Producers on the collection include Cardo (Taylor Gang), Hit-Boy and J.Hill (Chief Keef) as well as his partner in The Cool Kids, Chuck Inglish while features include Casey Veggies, Mac Miller and more.
One of the standouts on the 15 track offering is “You Know What” produced by the in demand Hit-Boy (G.O.O.D. Music). The song features a playful beat with Rocks rhyming differently than fans might be used to. He explains, “I feel like I couldn’t have done this on one of my group projects, or even my earlier solo projects because it’s a new sound that I’ve never really dealt with. I’ve got a real rapid-fire flow on there. This is something new that I’ve just stepped into.”
Another banger on Lap Of Lux is “Reservations.” Produced by Cardo (Taylor Gang), Rocks reminds fans of his rap skills and his easy delivery and story telling ability is showcased on this mid-tempo song. Not forgetting where he came from, Rocks teams up with his partner Chuck Inglish for “Good Sushi,” a Cool Kids sound with a 2012 spin on it.
Tracklisting and credits for Sir Michael Rock Lap Of Lux LP:
1.) “Now You Do” (produced by Flosstradamus) 2.) “GED” f/ Tris J (produced by J. Hill) 3.) “They Hate It” (produced by Papi Beats) 4.) “Take It To The Floor” (produced by Papi Beats) 5.) “Reservations” (produced by Cardo) 6.) “NWO” (produced by Flosstradamus) 7.) “Great” f Casey Veggies & Mac Miller (produced by Cardo) 8.) “Good Sushi” (produced by Chuck Inglish) 9.) “In The Loop” (produced by Polyester) 10.) “The Best” f/ Tris J & Shorty K (produced by Mano) 11.) “Connect”f/ Mano (produced by Cardo) 12.) “Can’t Hide It” f/ Rockie Fresh (produced by J. Hill & iamLpeezy) 13.) “If It Ain’t Foreign” (produced by Tye Hill) 14.) “You Know What” (produced by Hitboy) 15.) “The Clique” f/ Casey Veggies & Tris J (produced by The Freshman)
New Audio: Dezert Eez f/Game "Gunz Out" (prod. Bronze Nazareth)
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Dezert Eez (consisting of members O’Nill, 5-Star & Nivek) took shape at Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI) and all three members have known each other for close to a decade now. The name Dezert Eez (Desert Eagle) is symbolic of a weapon created in Israel and then later brought to the states to be manufactured; much like the “Original Man.”
In early 2005, Dezert Eez released its first mixtape, The Realness, which won widespread critical praise that focused especially on the group’s lyrics. The buzz leapt to a bigger stage in 2008 when 5-Star teamed up with C-Rayz Walz, Killah Priest (Wu-Tang) and Bronze Nazareth (Wu-Tang) to form The Almighty, which was released on Babygrande Records and featured collaborations with Canibus, Keith Murray, and Planet Asia.
In late 2010, Dezert Eez released their debut LP, Ghettobox, (Dezert Eez released a ‘Deluxe Edition’ of Ghettobox in early 2012) which featured appearances from Game and Killah Priest and production from Bronze Nazareth. Since then, the group has released two mixtapes: First, "Call of Duty: The Black Ops" which featured the likes of Nas, Raekwon, Killah Priest, La the Darkman, Bronze Nazareth among others; it also found the group rocking beats from the likes of One Be Lo, Krohme and fellow member of the Almighty Bronze Nazareth. That was followed up by, "We Own The Summer," which featured appearances One Be Lo, Mike Posner, Mos Def and a remix of the 2011 summer jam by Miguel "Sure Thing".
Both mixtapes continued to receive positive press and as a result Dezert Eez signed with Universal Records to release their forthcoming sophomore LP (and major label debut), Life Illustrated, which is scheduled to be released in September 2012.
Fresh off his stint on the "Vans Warped Tour" Louie Gonz drops his latest single and video off of his upcoming Ep "Heatwave". The single titled "One Life" features guest MC Josh Bliss Lighten as well production by DJ Manipulator.
In the most hilarious episode to date, R.A. The Rugged Man is dedicating the latest edition of his Film School web series to the women in Hollywood that he'd most like to "make babies with." In the episode, R.A. explains to MTV's Film.com that he wants to procreate with the likes of Charlize Theron, Kelly Preston, Amber Heard, and...Ann-Margret? Check out his reasoning now.