MP3: DubbleOO - "Fresh Out The Wrap" Ft. Big K.R.I.T.
For years, the Pacific Northwest and Bay Area have been two of the most underappreciated, overlooked hotbeds for hip-hop talent. Proudly repping both, DubbleOO has built his career the old-fashioned way, in the footsteps of the region's pioneers – the independent hustle.
In the past few years, DubbleOO has released a small handful of projects – his debut album, Space Age Hood Slap, and a follow-up mixtape, Beast Mode, Vol. 1, among them – moving tens of thousands of units along the way, and forging relationships with the likes of E-40, Too $hort, The Jacka, Messy Marv, Mistah F.A.B., Cool Nutz, and more. Now, with the release of his latest effort, Beast Mode, Vol. 2, forthcoming, DubbleOO is excited to give fans recent single "Fresh Out The Wrap" featuring Big K.R.I.T.
"Working together with Big K.R.I.T. had a big impact on the direction of the song," explains DubbleOO. "Once we started working on the track together, the music began to fly." And while K.R.I.T. has become known getting deep on much of his music, for DubbleOO and he, this track was all about one thing – having a good time. "Have fun, party hard, stay in the newest clothes and cars," says DubbleOO, describing what inspired the track. "And, of course, recycle."
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MP3: Teairra Mari - "Lil Mama" From "Unfinished Business" Mixtape
DJ's this is the first single off of Teairra Mari's new mixtape "Unfinished Business" which is hosted by DJ Scream and drops on 7/4. Check out BET this Wednesday as she also hosts 106 & Park. Teairra Mari is now signed to super producer and songwriter Rico Love so you know there are plenty more hits to follow. Stay up to date with everything Teairra Mari by following her on her official verified Twitter page @Teairra_Mari and follow @IamRicoLove as well.
The performance took place in August of 2011 at the legendary, and now closed BK venue Southpaw. A highly energetic and unique joint set has been captured and properly mastered by Alejandro "Sosa" Tello Jr.
12 tracks deep with all my tracks backed live by Willie Green I can assure there won't be too many releases as unique as this this one. And a special bonus is live video taken by Noisemaker Media and available for viewing here> Jesse Abraham & PremRock- Live at Southpaw Video.
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I deeply appreciate the continued support and hope you enjoy this record!
Video: TNGHT EP (Out 23/24 July on Warp x LuckyMe)
TNGHT, the new project from artists and producers Hudson Mohawke and Lunice, have unveiled a sampler mix featuring all tracks from their forthcoming EP, due out July 24 via Warp Records and LuckyMe Records.
PR: Marc Mac's Visioneers Album "Hipology" Is Coming Mid-June
Since the late 80s Londoner Marc Mac has been converting audiences with his sophisticated take on urban soul. Even if the London Wonder's name does not ring any bells, his music probably will. A hybrid concoction of breakbeat, nu-jazz, neo soul, drum and bass, and Hip Hop, its a polished sound plugged directly into the emotional highway of 21st century city living. Working under a variety of guises, his prodigious output includes his work as one half of 4hero, Visioneers, Natures Plan and Nu Era. In the late 90‘s Marc signed to Gilles Peterson's Talking Loud Records with 4hero. 4hero went on to produce two classic albums with Talkin Loud icluding the award winning "Two Pages" & "Creating Patterns" they then set up their own label where the critically acclaimed "Play With The Changes" was released. Somewhere in this timeline, between producing music for Jill Scott to Roy Ayers, Phonte to Terry Callier, Marc started another project called Visioneers releasing a set of limited 7" singles getting the attention from top eclectic DJ's including Jazzy Jeff, Kenny Dope, Gilles Peterson & Norman Jay. Visioneers was then picked up by BBE records who released the debut album "Dirty Old Hip Hop".
While recording this new Visioneers record, Mac began thinking how hip-hop had been a (sometimes invisible) guiding hand in his life. "The music, the fashion and culture. Although producing all kinds of music from jungle to jazz, hip-hop (or at least what is was) has always been a part of what I do in some strange and sometimes very subtle way." Documenting this influence on Hipology.org, his very own digital scrapbook (that has also spawned the record of the same title), it's easy to see the depth of Mac's appreciation of hip-hop. HIPOLOGY; the album includes hand picked guest John Robinson, Notes To Self, TRAC & Baron alongside some featured musicians Luke Parkhouse, Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra & The Support Horns. The result is a real cool, funky eclectic mix of breaks, beats, soul/jazz and freaky squeaks a great follow up to the debut album.
It's time for another new edition of The Hip-Hop Shop. Episode #177 is Fresh Out the Wrap. Host Steve 'Flash' Juon has six short songs that are half as long but twice as strong from DoubleOO, J57, DTMD, Rah Digga and more! Please send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org or @RapReviews on this episode! Thanks for listening and remember to share the show with a friend and tell them to check it out every Tuesday on RapReviews.com! Don't forget to subscribe to our RSS newsfeed and follow us on Twitter so you never miss a new episode.
* DubbleOO f/ Big KRIT - Fresh Out the Wrap * J57 f/ Andrew Thomas, Soul Khan - Days Still Turn to Night * DTMD - The Flame (Def Dee Remix) * Rah Digga - The Nigga In Me * KVZE - Got Beef Stew * Apollo Brown & O.C. - The Biggest Loser
MP3: G.Huff & Vice Souletric f/ JTronius & Alison Carney - "Tears in a Bucket"
G. Huff and Vice Souletric have quickly become two of the most respected new Hip-Hop artists to come out the Midwest. The Ohio MC/Producer duo made waves in 2011 with their debut album, Where Do We Go From Here?, which featured a who's who of talent such as Guilty Simpson, REKS, Termanology, and more. In addition, Vice will have production on upcoming albums from Scarface, Reek Da Villian and others in 2012.
As a duo G.Huff and Vice are now set to follow up with a new EP, Are We There Yet?, a carefully crafted masterpiece packed with lyricism, soul, and energy. It’s a recipe the duo knows how to cook up so well! Not only do Huff and Vice receive the co-signs of hip hop legends Pete Rock and Scarface (who grace the intro of “Tears In A Bucket”), they create their own lane with an original sound that is unique yet universal enough for all to enjoy!
"Tears In A Bucket” was created and influenced by a domestic violence incident as G.Huff explains "Tears In A Bucket” is a song that is based loosely on an event that took place not too long ago involving an acquaintance of mine. Domestic violence is a subject most artists shy away from, but I felt we could bring light to this issue in a dope way, without being preachy, and still making good music. I hand-picked male vocalist, JTronius, and female R&B singer, Alison Carney too add authentic emotion to the track. The sample Vice chose for this beat provided the perfect backdrop for the story I told. I think this song will hit home with both men and women."