Oakland resident, and Minneapolis native Charity Clay has released the 3rd single from her 2012 album The Smokey Winston Project Redux "Relax and Listen." Over Smokey Winston's laid back groove, Charity rides the beat flawlessly giving listeners a nice track to vibe out to as they enjoy the remaining summer nights as the days get shorter. Not leaving out the content, Charity uses the soundscape to show off her lyricism and assure her fans that she will not give into the "pay for play" music industry that values gimmicks over talent. With Chicago Turntablist Rice the Sound Transmitter laying down scratches for the hook to add to the effortless blend of Clay's rhymes over Smokey Winston's production, this IS Hip Hop.
Roc ‘C’ and Chali2na form new group Ron Artiste and are set to release R.I.D.S. (Riot in da stands) on Kash Roc Entertainment August 14, 2012. R.I.D.S. features LMNO, M.E.D., Oh No and King Tee with production from Oh No, Soul Professa and IMAKEMADBEATS among others.
The collaboration began when Roc ‘C’ featured Chali2na on “One for the Money” from his 2010 Kash Roc Entertainment Scapegoat album. Roc ‘C’ has been moving crowds from Oxnard, CA to Estonia sharing the stage with Bun B, Jaylib, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad to name a legendary few. Chali2na is best known for his baritone voice, which he brought to Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli in the early 90s.
Lakers basketball player, Meta World Peace (aka Ron Artest), inspired the pair to name their collaboration Ron Artiste because of the entertaining and unpredictable vibe he brings to every game.
“Rontro” “Ron’s Theme” featuring Ed OG “Trapped In” “Wisewords” featuring Oh No “Noplace2hide” featuring Big Pooh “Bar Catchers” “High Enuff” featuring Krondon “I Will” featuring Ariano “Riot In Da Stands” featuring Casual “Prepared” featuring LMNO “You Try” “Go Hard” featuring M.E.D. “Follow” “Ang Artiste” featuring Ang 13 “Meta Artiste” featuring Tristate & Alchemist “Homicide” featuring King Tee “DOA Laid” featuring Laid Law
Mixtape: Hieroglyphics - Summer Tour Mixtape (Mixed By DJ Icewater)
This Thursday, July 19th, the legendary Hieroglyphics Imperium, will embark on their Hiero Imperium Summer Tour 2012. The 16-city tour kicks off in San Diego, CA, and makes stops in Sacramento, CA, Oakland, CA, Denver, CO, and Las Vegas, NV, along the way. The tour will feature performances by Souls Of Mischief, Pep Love, and Casual, plus some very special guests.
Today, Hiero Imperium is excited to release the new Summer Tour Mixtape. The project, mixed by DJ Icewater, offers a mix of new and classic Hiero material, and serves as a special release to get fans pumped for the upcoming show dates. And just as Hiero is offering special VIP ticket bundles for the tour, the mixtape is also being offered to fans in four exciting bundles: Fans that only want the music can download the project for free from Hiero's Bandcamp page; for $5, fans will receive the music plus a Hiero sticker pack; for $10, fans will receive the music and sticker pack, plus a Hiero keychain; and for $20, fans will receive the music, sticker pack, keychain, and an official Hiero Imperium Summer Tour 2012 tour t-shirt.
For few select dates on the Hiero Imperium Summer Tour, a special VIP ticket option is available which will include a VIP Meet and Greet, a tour T-Shirt, CD and Poster, and a Sticker Pack. Check back later for those specific dates to be revealed
With the release of his upcoming mixtape "Life Is Beautiful" next week on July 23rd, IamG is back with the second single "Never Get Enough" featuring Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Eric Bellinger (Usher, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, etc.) produced by Dipsets AraabMUZIK. IamG is looking to make a lot of noise with this uptempo urban gem about loving music and the anticipation of being a superstar.