From The Smoking Section; "The self-professed kingpin of the inkpen has made slow and steady progress towards recognition on a national scale, and his latest release is primed to break him through the barrier from buzzing underground artist to undeniable factor."
The date 10/11/12 will be a date to remember. West Baltimore native Rich E Rheu will release his upcoming project The Yellow Tape online for free. The 19 track album features all original music with a guest appearances from Freck Billionaire and others.
On September 18th, Media Shower was released through Man Bites Dog Records by rapper Double A.B. and producer Dub Sonata. The album features Roc Marciano, Evidence, Cannibal Ox, Sean Price, and Scram Jones, and received coverage from Complex and OkayPlayer. Following their previous singles, "Lord Knows What," "Some Bullsh!t," and the non-album single, "Outta Order," the duo is pleased to release their latest single and title track, "Media Shower" Ft. Rhymefest.
One of the more uplifting beats produced by Dub Sonata, Double A.B. and Rhymefest go to work laying out raw lines over the piano and acoustic guitar sampled track. "Dub Sonata produced the song and it sounded like a good beat to air out the feelings I had about these issues," says A.B. The song takes a thoughtful look at the ways in which society has changed since the days when the two were growing up, and how the media and technology has come dominate nearly all aspects of life. According to A.B.,"from social media on down through more traditional forms, it seems the average person spends a much higher portion of his/her day dealing with media in general; being bombarded or 'showered' by it."
Since coming onto the scene in 2001 with a feature spot on T.I.’s I’m Serious album, rapper Big Kuntry King has continued uphill in his musical career. In between appearing on subsequent T.I. albums like Trap Muzik and Urban Legend, Big Kuntry recorded and released some songs of his own, including “Still Kuntry” and the undeniable “Throwback.” So it didn’t take long for the charismatic MC to craft the catchy tracks, “That’s Right feat. T.I.” And “Da Baddest feat. Trey Songs from his debut Album “My Turn To Eat,” which both featured Kuntry’s drawn out signature adlib, “You know who this is man, BIG KUNTRY KANE!”
This month he is going to be releasing his new single “Peach Crush” and will be out promoting his new and highly anticipated mix tape “DOPE&CHAMPAGNE” nationwide with the support of his good friend T.I. “DOPE&CHAMPAGNE” is due out November 16th. The single is being serviced on Sirius/XM shows Shade 45 and Hip Hop Nation. With close to ten years’ experience in the rap game, first as a supporting player and now as CEO of his own entertainment company, Bread Box Muzic, Big Kuntry is embarking on a journey to make a personal statement of his own.
XXL & RED Distribution Reveal Mini-Mag Exclusively Available At Best Buy
Courtesy Stache Media.
Featuring DJ Khaled Cover & Two Free Bonus CD Samplers Inside
XXL & RED Distribution is excited to announce the XXL Special Edition mini-mag available exclusively at Best Buy stores nationwide starting October 9. As part of Best Buy's first partnership with XXL & RED Distribution, the $5.99 limited edition mini-mag will be positioned in the music section of all Best Buy locations.
The XXL mini-mag features DJ Khaled on the cover, and inside readers will find exclusive interviews from DJ Khaled, Eve, RZA, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, T.I., Joey Bada$$, and more. Each mini-mag comes with two free bonus CDs, including a times, rhymes & beats sampler with new music from Future, Method Man, Ryan Leslie, and Ca$h Out, and a Mizay Entertainment sampler featuring music from Waka Flocka Flame, OJ Da Juiceman, Tarvoria and Reema Major.
"XXL was more than happy to join forces with Sony RED and Best Buy for this project. It helps us reach a wider audience and showcase RED's roster while also offering a special edition of the mag to our dedicated readers." - Vanessa Satten, XXL Editor-in-Chief
"I am pleased and excited about the RED, XXL and Best Buy partnership on the XXL mini mag. I'm confident that the Best Buy customer will thoroughly enjoy the content as well as the 2 CDs included. Hopefully the fans will enjoy reading as much as I did about Eve getting back into the hip hop game, she has truly been missed." - Sonya Askew, Senior Buyer, Anderson Merchandiser
Cricket is running a contest in conjunction with times, rhymes & beats. Contestants can enter to win 1 year of service to Cricket with Muve Music® included plus an Android Smart phone signed by RZA. Additional rules contest details can be found in the XXL mini-mag, and at Facebook.com/timesrhymesbeats.
times, rhymes and beats
Disc One Track Listing:
1. Eve "She Bad Bad"
2. Ryan Reslie "Beautiful Lie"
3. Future "Turn On The Lights"
4. The Revelations "I Forgot To Be Your Lover"
5. Ca$h Out "Big Booty"
6. Deon Young "Party Life"
7. King L "Val Venis"
8. Mad Child "Monster"
9. Method Man "Built For This"
10. Joey Bada$$ "Waves"
11. Casey Veggies "Toe Tag"
12. RZA "Just Blowin In The Wind"
Disc Two Track Listing:
1. Waka Flaka Flame Ft. Sony "24 hours"
2. Dbo Montana "Dbo Montana"
3. OJ DA Juiceman "Wea Ya Been"
4. Dirt Gang Ft. Waka Flocka "Rambo"
5. Young Joey Ft. Waka Flocka & Fred Da Godson "I Fuk Wit Em"
6. Reema Major "Major moves"
7. Tarvoria "Be Quiet"
8. Joses Moses "Ratchets Dirty"
9. Fetti Gang "Jaw"
10. Woo Da Kid "What's Brackin"
11. One Thurd "Stop & Go"
12. Shuga Shane "Ring Bells"
13. Cartier Kitten "Bring It Back"
14. YG Hottie "West Hanin"
15. Cartier Kitten "Guala Guala"
16. Bo Deal "Wow"
17. Fetti Gang "Good Morning"
18. Bo Deal "Clap"
19. Joe Moses Ft. Ty S & DJ Mustard "Bitch"
20. OJ Da Juiceman Ft. Gunplay "I Sell"
21. Reema Major "I Am Legend"
RED, an award-winning division of Sony Music Entertainment, headquartered in New York City, is widely recognized as the industry leader in music distribution and artist development. RED specializes in digital and physical sales, marketing, D2C, radio promotion and product development for more than 60 independent record labels, as well as select artists from Sony owned labels. RED's marketing outreach is unsurpassed in generating consumer awareness for artists, labels and brand partners. In 2009, RED launched 'stache media, a full service marketing agency specializing in music. 'stache media's expert staff provides marketing services in online marketing & publicity, college lifestyle marketing, advertising & consumer research, brand & partnership marketing, radio, video promotion and creative production. Sony Music Entertainment's merger/acquisition of IODA and The Orchard has expanded RED's reach into international as well as domestic markets.
VH1 delves into the unlikely love story of double platinum selling rapper Jayceon Taylor better known as "The Game," and his straightlaced school teacher fiancé Tiffney Cambridge as they prepare to walk down the aisle in "Marrying The Game," premiering on Monday, November 19 at 9:30PM*.
It was anything but love at first sight when Tiffney Cambridge first met Jayceon Taylor. Tiffney, the 5th grade history teacher took to Jayceon, but wanted nothing to do with his alter ego, the young rapper known as The Game. Despite her reservations, love blossomed and after eight years and two children, King Justice (5 years old) and Cali Dream (1 year old), Tiffney agreed to marry him. Life is complicated enough for Tiffney as she juggles to balance her career, family, friends, and most of all, being in love with two men: Jayceon Taylor, and the rapper The Game.
For Tiffany, Jayceon's actions leave her in a constant struggle wondering if she will have to compromise for the rest of her life with his demanding, lavish and wild career as a rapper. Each episode of "Marrying The Game" shows the difference between the most unlikely of couples and the love that ultimately brings them together and also might tear them apart. When you're marrying Game, all bets are off, because it's no easy walk down the aisle. Find out if they exchange vows on this season of "Marrying The Game."
"Marrying The Game" is created and executive produced by 51 Minds' Cris Abrego, Christian Sarabia, Rabih Gholam and Ben Samek (CAPI). For VH1, the series is executive produced by Jill Holmes, Kristen Kelly and Jeff Olde.
VH1connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with TV series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 99 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including VH1Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile, and extensive video on VH1.com. VH1 is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.