2012 was a eventful year for AC, releasing 3 well-received EPs, rapping and acting in the modern opera 'Pop'pea' in Paris with Marc Almond of Soft Cell and Carl Barat of the Libertines, and hitting 50,000 CD's sold on the streets! To start off 2013 he has released 'Keep it Together', his 20 track solo album!
'Keep it together' is a concept album about a man's journey from negativity to positivity in these merciless times, all produced by AC except for 'Work' by June 25th, 'A better way' by Matt Helliwell, and the digital-only bonus tracks 'Live and Learn' by Oleg Lenny from France, and 'Stuck in the Zoo' by Pinju from Germany. It also features Genesis Elijah and Alex Dutty on 'Lost' and the soulful vocals of David Bishop on 'A better way' and 'How I feel'.
The first video from the album 'True Story' got AC a True Honour Award from IKWRO, a women's rights charity, (as it deals with issues of domestic, sexist and racial abuse) and appearances on current affairs discussion shows on BBC Asian network and Britasia TV.
A.C 'Keep It Together!' Track-Listing:
01. Intro: What makes a man?
02. Back Again!
03. That's That
05. Get Some
06. Stuck in the Game
07. True Story
08. Watching Me
09. Lost ft. Alex Dutty & Genesis Elijah
10. Let it Rain
11. Fuck that shit!
12. A Better Way ft. David Bishop
13. Struggle for the Soul
14. So What!
15. Don't Sleep
16. Got Plans
17. How I Feel ft. David Bishop
18. Strike Back!
20. Later 03:33
21. Bonus Track: Stuck in the Zoo
22. Bonus Track: Live n Learn
Now, once again, with production by Kameleon Beats, Tiff The Gift will release her second LP, ‘Better to Give’, on St. Valentines Day (February 14), 2013. Avid listeners should prepare themselves for the emcee’s best body of work thus far. From beginning to end, this album will be well received and greatly appreciated in every aspect. So listen to the lead single entitled "Dear You."
Back in October, MHz Legacy made a triumphant return, delivering a self-titled debut album that fans had been waiting nearly 15 years to receive – and MHz Legacy didn't disappoint. The crew – Copywrite, Tage Future, Camu Tao, Jakki Da Motamouth, and RJD2 – delivered an album, via Man Bites Dog Records, that cashed in on the years of promise that the artists, collectively and individually, had shown, and joining the crew was a bevy of talented guests, including rappers like Danny Brown, Slug (of Atmosphere), and La Coka Nostra, along with a list of producers that included Harry Fraud, !llmind, Marco Polo, and more. Since release, and even into the new year, MHz Legacy has continued to deliver fans new music videos from the album, and today, that trend continues with the video for "Out Of Room."
Macon Hamilton is back again this week with more new music, Today he releases a new music video titled "Trapped In The 90s", Macon recently hit 16,000 REAL followers on twitter, so his name is spreading fast. Be on the look out for new music every week for the rest of the year from Macon Hamilton.
Earlier this week, The Doppelgangaz announced their new album, HARK. The album, which will be released on March 12th via The Doppelgangaz' Groggy Pack Entertainment label, is a dark, gritty affair, one that places that group firmly amongst the fast-rising and multi-sub-genre scene of young New York rappers. With the announcement came first single, "Hark Back," and today, the duo of rapper/producers EP and Matter Ov Fact are releasing the video for the track.