One of the underground's most hyped rappers, especially in New York City, is thrilled to present his latest single, "Take Me Higher", which is now available on iTunes and Amazon. The uplifting track by Cashmere, which has been generating a huge buzz, blends the rapper's distinct styles over a melodic and inspirational beat. The single is featured on Cashmere's latest album, "Take Me Away", which was nominated for "Underground Album Of The Year" in 2011 at the prestigious Underground Music Awards (UMA).
Cashmere (born Tywan M. Harris) is a versatile rapper, songwriter, and entrepreneur, and no newbie to the music industry as he's already rocking the underground Hip-Hop circuit since years as one of the most sought after rappers from New York.
Once hailed as the next superstar from the Big Apple with official support from DJ Kay Slay, Notorious B.I.G.'s official deejay, DJ Enuff, Hot 97's Funkmaster Flex and Mister Cee, and DJ Clue, Cashmere is back on his grind, backed by his label The Cash Administration.
The Source claimed that "Cashmere is leading the charge to bring the Hip-Hop crown back home" and with major record labels such as Def Jam, Sony, and E1 Music chasing the much talented and hyped rapper, Cashmere is once again ready to show why he is one of the underground kings of New York.
Cashmere has worked with many major artists including UGK member Bun B, old school legend Big Daddy Kane, The Diplomats' head honcho Jim Jones, Lil Boosie, Akon, Maino, Shady Records signee and Slaughterhouse member Joell Ortiz and a host of others.
Support great music, support great artists and support a rapper that truly lives and breathes Hip-Hop by downloading his single, "Take Me Higher", now on iTunes or Amazon.
The official video for Proe's “The Worst” off the FREE digital album “Be Brave, Gladiator”. The Video was conceived by Proe and inspired from a impassioned love for Horror cinema. Don’t be surprised if you see more nods to this genre in the future. The video features the beautiful and stunning Charmaine Olivia who is also an incredible artist. Shot and directed by Trevor Traynor. Edited by R2T2.
"After a lengthy hiatus, Pace Won and Mr. Green are officially back on September 4th with their highly anticipated sophomore album "The Only Number That Matters is Won". Listeners can expect to hear the same style of authentic, hardcore hip hop beats and rhymes style debuted on "The Only Color That Matters is Green" and much much more.
Here is the video for Zach89's "89" Z-Mix freestyle, which appears on his upcoming mixtape The Zach89 Files! Originally entitled The Z Factor, The Zach89 Files will be released on June 5 with several new Z-Mixes! We'll see The Z Factor as Zach89's official album later this year!
Following the March release of his sophomore album UNTIL THE NEXT TIME WE MEET, Portland rapper/producer, TOPE is back with a new EP entitled SINCE THE LAST TIME WE SPOKE available on Amigo/Amiga Records. This EP is a collection of songs that didn't quite fit the vibe of UTNTWM but still deserved to see the light of day. STLTWS shows a little more aggressive side of TOPE with songs such as "To The Top" produced by Ari Stackhosue and "Keep Talkin" produced by N.VS, but don't take our word for it. Download, and see for yourself.
Here is Yo Gotti's third official vlog for the 2012 Road to Riches Tour sponsored by Flat Fitty! In this installment, Gotti personally takes you behind the scenes as he prepares for the sold-out show at the NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia.
4two7: Internal Dialogue on RapReviews: "... 4two7 stands out to me from all of that shit you can get for free, and his 12 song "Internal Dialogue" CD is tightly focused and smartly written - no filler and no bullshit."
In late October of 2011, while in the studio finishing his album “Internal Dialogue”, rapper 4two7 suffered a series of seizures that sent him to the emergency room. Three days later he was having major surgery, a craniotomy to remove a stage iii tumor that had grown in his brain.
“It was truly a shock,” recalls 4two7. “The album strangely makes more sense and means a lot more to me. These creative offerings help keep me alive and well. I have a new fight on my hands, but I plan on winning it! I’ll be clear in a year.”
Indeed, the San Francisco Bay Area bred creative force is back behind the microphone and his music means that much more to him. His debut album Internal Dialogue features Planet Asia, Casual, Fashawn, and a few others. Production on it is mostly by 4two7’s production team Eat Machine (4two7, Blozart, and Knock Squared) giving the album its very unique sound. Additional tracks were produced by Veterano (3sixty5 Records/The Fairview Group), Grammy Award winning producer Bobby Ozuna (Snoop Dogg, Rapheal Saadiq, D’ Angelo), and Bedrock (Goapele, The Jacka, Mistah Fab).
After spending the last decade as a talent manager, helping people such as Mystic, Planet Asia, Jake One and multi-platinum rock group Maroon 5 get major label deals, Grammy nominations and song placements, 4two7’s debut offering is high-quality rap music that focuses on top-notch lyricism and moving stories about life.
He continues his conceptual work with “Hero” and “Butta On Ya Muffintop” (EAT Machine) two subject driven songs that highlight his artistic vision. “I’ve always written songs as opposed to just raps for rap’s sake,” he says. “Managing the producers and rappers that I have over the years and having those A&R meetings and seeing some things work and some things fail, I’ve learned that a great song is the key to the game. A song is a great idea that is played out over three minutes or so. That’s something I picked up.”
“I have worked with and studied a lot of great talents,” says the man who has also been known as Eclipse 427 and DJ Walt Liquor during the last decade-plus. “I’ve seen all that I wanted to see. Now I’m coming back to what I love, why I got into the music business in the first place, to fill a huge void that I feel is out there.”
4two7 (the moniker is pronounced four-two-seven and is a nod to his birthday, April 27) reemerges as a rapper with the explosive “Comedy Central.” Over a percussive, drum-driven beat from producer Knock Squared (EAT Machine), 4two7 in the first verse chides females who sell themselves short by using sex to curry favor with men. In the second verse, he blasts rappers who present an inauthentic persona. Casual (Hieroglyphics) finishes the song with a heavy-hitting verse that attacks both targets.
In fact, 4two7 picked up quite a bit of game growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area. The region is famous for its DIY ethos, something that 4two7 gravitated toward as a rapper, producer, and recording engineer with his own 24-track recording studio in the 1990s. He worked with the Mystik Journeymen, The Dereliks The Grouch, Planet Asia, Murs and Zion I, among others, helping shape the Bay Area’s independent rap scene on multiple levels, including distributing and promoting Bay Area music to retail outlets worldwide. His evolution as an indie talent manager allowed him to see how working with a label with a string of decision-makers can often dilute the music and slow things down. 4two7 benefits by being totally self-contained, an artist who can rap, produce, dj, engineer, promote and manage for himself.
4two7 creates more than the disposable music that is frequently pushed today.
“I want to be the counter-balance to what’s going on out there,” he says. “It’s too one-sided right now and there’s a lot of perspectives that aren’t getting addressed. So I’m just putting that out there for those that want that too.”