Detroit producer/DJ House Shoes comes second only to his late collaborator J Dilla as a tireless champion of the D's contemporary hip-hop scene. He is best known for his King James Version Dilla mixtape and his hectic worldwide touring schedule, working alongside talents like Slum Village and Mayer Hawthorne. Now he presents "Sweet", featuring emcee and fellow Detroit representative Danny Brown. "Sweet" appears on The Time, House Shoes' new EP out now on Tres Records. The Time is a precursor to Let It Go, Shoes' debut full-length production opus featuring OH NO, Alchemist, Roc Marciano, Moe Dirdee, Shafiq Husayn, Big Tone, Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Nottz, MED, Co$$, Danny Brown, Chali 2na, FattFather, MarvWon, Black Spade, Quelle, Jimetta Rose, J1, SelfSays and Fat Albert Einstein. Let It Go drops June 19.
With a recent string of critically-acclaimed releases and sold-out national tours, Smoke DZA has become one of hip-hop's hottest young stars. With an irresitible laid-back flow and penchant for Mary Jane-laced wordplay, DZA has stolen the show on recent collaborations with a who's who of young hip-hop stars (Wiz Khalifa, Asher Roth, A$AP Rocky, Big K.R.I.T., Kendrick Lamar, Dom Kennedy, and more). The man they call the "Kushed God" is now joining forces with High Times and Cinematic Music Group for Rugby Thompson, a brand new album produced entirely by rising hitmaker Harry Fraud. With Fraud's pounding drums providing the backdrop, Rugby Thompson is DZA's most cohesive work to date, and with appearances from Action Bronson, Curren$y, Sean Price, Schoolboy Q, A$AP Twelvyy, Domo Genesis, and more, it may just be his most impressive. Check out the free track and video below, or pre-order now.
In addition to Rugby Thompson, Smoke DZA is also releasing a physical version of his hit mixtape Substance Abuse, and a limited-edition green 7-inch vinyl single featuring the "Marley & Me (Remix)" and "What's Goodie". Check out all three at the links below, and pick up a free pack of Raw Rolling Papers with every Smoke DZA order.
NEW VINYL PRE-ORDER: DEVIN THE DUDE As one of the few emcees who's worked with the best in the underground, mainstream, East, West, and South, Houston's own Devin The Dude is your favorite rapper's favorite rapper. Now he's back with Seriously Trippin', a brand new EP full of the smoke-filled tales and head-nodding beats that fans have come to expect from Devin. Now available on limited edition tripped-out colored vinyl, featuring the vinyl-only bonus track "Stop Waiting". Every piece of vinyl in this limted run will be printed with its own unique pattern.
NEW MUSIC VIDEO: TIMBO KING Nearly two decades after his rap debut on the Who's The Man soundtrack, Timbo King has plenty of lessons to teach. For his new video, the Wu-Tang affiliate hits the classroom to give the next generation a "Bar Exam". Timbo's long-awaited debut album From Babylon To Timbuk2 is in stores now, and features the likes of RZA, Lil Fame, Killah Priest, R.A. The Rugged Man, Jr. Reid, Bronze Nazareth, and more.
Keeping these Big K.R.I.T. mixtapes in stock hasn't been easy, but the CD editions are now available from our store, plus Amazon, UGHH, and physical stores worldwide. The vinyl is up for pre-order, as is the wax edition of Moka Only & Ayatollah's new album Bridges. We've also got recent gems from Planet Asia, DOOM, Roddy Rod, and more.
With albums coming up from Smoke DZA, R.A. The Rugged Man, Masta Killa, Blu, and more, we're still looking for dedicated reps across the country to coordinate and implement marketing efforts in various markets. As always, we'll hook up the team with some free Nature Sounds product. We'll be reaching out soon to get started, so if you're interested make sure you get on the list. Email email@example.com with your name, address, and a list of local record stores in your area to join the team.