Rob Fresh releases the first episode of Follow My Fresh, a behind the scenes look into his daily hustle. In this clip, he takes us into his session at Quad Studios with Raheem Devaughn as they create "Got You."
F.Y.I., also known to many as Foreshadow from Those Chosen, has released a new record titled, "10 Worlds". This pure 100% slap surely paints the perfect picture for listeners to delve deeper into the mind of the outspoken sometimes controversial emcee.
Another beautiful visual from Uptown XO shot and directed by Ralph Lorenzo from the clctv . This is an important visual that reflects what XO stands for as an mc. "Occupy DC" will be on the upcoming mixtape and was based of the Occupy movement going on earlier in 2012. The video asks viewers to imagine a universe where knowledge is truly dangerous. It's a good glimpse of what's in store for XO fans.
Freeway Signs With Babygrande, Prepares New Album Diamond In The Ruff
Arguably the most revered lyricist to ever come out of Philadelphia, Freeway, returns to his roots, once again using his powerful voice to drop gems on listeners with his highly-anticipated solo album, Diamond In The Ruff. Serving as his first official full-length album since teaming up with Jake One for the critically acclaimed 2010 project, The Stimulus Package, Diamond In The Ruff has been years in the making and is truly Freeway’s most illustrious album yet.
Ruddy Rock states, "Freeway is a legend. 'Philadelphia Freeway' is easily one of my favorite albums of all time. From his time working with Jay-Z and Roc-A-Fella to his independent releases, Freeway remains one of the most consistent artists. We're excited to partner with him and Amir for 'Diamond In The Ruff.'"
Best known for his distinct voice and true-to-life lyrics, Freeway continually uses his one-of-a-kind flow to narrate from an autobiographical perspective. David Amidon of PopMatters exclaims, "Freeway is one of the more unique vocalists in hip-hop...the guy's delivery is breathtaking...beyond his words, Freeway's rhythm is what really tells the story and attracts attention."
Diamond In The Ruff is a truly remarkable album, with a diverse selection of songs ranging from uplifting anthems to gritty street tales. Featuring production by frequent collaborators, Jake One, Needlez and Bink!, and guest appearances from Wale, Styles P, Marsha Ambrosius, Musiq Soulchild, and more, Diamond In The Ruff is certainly Freeway’s most cohesive album to date. Diamond In The Ruff will hit retailers worldwide on November 13, 2012 via Babygrande Records.
Today Pittsburgh's own Danny G releases his debut music video entitled "FCR" (Floatin, Coastin, Rollin) produced by Jay Card. This new visual captures the everyday lifestyle of Danny and his friends. Play this video once and I'm sure you will not be disappointed.
It's time for another new edition of The Hip-Hop Shop. When you listen to episode #188 you'll be saying Damn, How'd He Stuff That Much Innit? No commercials and no BS, that's how! Eight artists are featured this week including F.Y.I., Angerville, Simeon Viltz and Dark Time Sunshine! Send feedback to @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.
* F.Y.I. - 10 Worlds * Angerville - Green Grass * Clov f/ Big Osh - Young Kings * Simeon Viltz (Primeridian) & Mulatto Patriot - Hot Day * Ancient Alienz f/ Darko, Sutter Kain - Angels of Death * Freddy Hefner - New Body * Dark Time Sunshine f/ P.O.S. - Overlordian * Full REBEL Jacket f/ Nikkiya - Higher