CopperWire presents "Phone Home" the official first video from Meklit Hadero, Gabriel Teodros & Burntface's collaborative album, Earthbound OUT TODAY. Video includes footage from space, the first Hip Hop shows to ever happen in Gondar and Harar, a 17th century castle in Ethiopia, and a host of cameos including Mulatu Astatke, Kaid & Saba Kahsay.
Today, Illmaculate is excited to release his new album, Skrill Talk, which is now available for sale via Wapikiya Records. To celebrate the release, the Portland, Oregon, native is giving fans one of the most anticipated tracks from the project, "Go Study," which features Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, and OnlyOne.
For Illmaculate, the youngest rapper to ever win Scribble Jam and owner of back-to-back titles at the internationally recognized World Rap Championships, it's been a little too easy for doubters to put his skills in a box. "Go Study" is Illmaculate's rebuttal to those uncertain of his skills as a well rounded emcee. "For those people basically saying that I'm just a 'battle rapper,'" remarks Illmaculate, "you better go study. It goes a lot deeper than that." And he promptly proceeds to drive that point home on wax, with lines like, "They wanna listen closely, and shove me in their box/ And try to pigeonhole me into something that I'm not."
Joining Illmaculate for the single are two of his personal favorite artists, Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko, along with Illmac's own Sandpeople crew member, OnlyOne. "The whole experience of creating something from the ground up with an artist I've looked up to since I was 15," describes Illmaculate, who remembers studying Tech N9ne's technique as a young, aspiring lyricist. "It was definitely surreal."
Last week, Schoolboy Q dropped by the Toca Tuesdays studio to introduce himself to the audience. What better way than to spit a freestyle for the public? Tune in to Toca Tuesdays each and every Tuesday from 8p till Midnight EST on Shade 45.
Since January, Chicago's L.E.P. Bogus Boys have been delivering visuals at a torrid, nearly unmatchable rate. From official music videos to behind-the-scenes footage – SXSW re-caps to Windy City performance clips – Count & Moonie have been keeping the videos coming. Today, L.E.P. are excited to release their latest visual, with the video "Now Or Neva," for the title track from their DJ Green Lantern-hosted mixtape from this past October.
Free Download: The Copping List Vol. 1 (Beat Tape)
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For those of you that may not know, Baron Samedi is a talented underground UK Hip Hop artist that: writes his own lyrics, mixes his tracks & makes his own beats. He has worked with a wide array of UK Hip Hop artists working the underground scene, gaining plaudits for his originality. His latest release, The Chopping List Vol. 1, is a brand new instrumental mixtape, that demonstrates this talented artists unique ability to construct original beats that grip you like a vice. We at Black Budget Ent are proud to bring you this thought provoking beat-tape, exclusively, for free download.
Baron Samedi Releases 'The Chopping List Vol. 1' Release Information: Artist: Baron Samedi Title: The Chopping List Vol. 1 Release Type: Instrumental Mixtape License: Free Download
Latest video from Blacastan’s forthcoming LP "The Master Builder Part II" 2 X CD (disc 1-full length album; disc 2-mixtape version of full album plus bonus cuts) which is now available, hosted & mixed by Doo Wop & Mr. Peter Parker. Blacastan’s "The Master Builder Part II" features appearances from Slaine, Celph Titled, Moe Pope, OuterSpace, Mr. Green, Reef The Lost Cauze & more.
New Audio: Big Shug "Big Fly Homie" (Produced by A Kid Called Quest)
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The “Big Fly Homie” Big Shug is back and prepping his new LP, ‘I.M. 4Eva’ which will be dropping this summer of Brick Records. In May, Shug will release the lead-single from ‘I.M. 4Eva’ which features Fat Joe & M.O.P. and is produced by DJ Premier.
MP3: A.Dd+ - "When Paris Smokes" Ft. Tunk & Mz. Fortune
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A.Dd+, fresh off their first national tour, opening for Black Milk, now have their sights set firmly on the future. That future includes a follow up to their highly lauded When Pigs Fly album, titled DiveHiFlyLo, which will be released later this year. Paris Pershun & Slim Gravy will also release the next episode in their WADD Radio Podcast this Thursday, a special 4/20 Edition, and in keeping with that theme, today A.Dd+ is releasing a brand new track, "When Paris Smokes."
The song is produced by Breez and features a guest verse from fellow Dallas rapper Tunk, along with a smooth bridge from singer Mz. Fortune. The song's first two verses sound like your typical - but great - ode to weed, as Slim Gravy and Tunk take turns sharing weed stories most smokers can relate to. The song takes a twist, however, on the third verse when Paris, who doesn't usually smoke, takes control of the mic. "Slim and Tunk's verses are everyday tales of smoking and folks trying to freeload," explains Paris. "Since I don't smoke, but provide the Caddy for them to smoke in, I had to tell my side of who the freeloaders are in that situation."