MP3: The Black Opera - "Black Superstar" (prod. yU)
The Black Superstar has always been a paradox in American Culture. African-Americans, and many racialized ‘others’, have for a long time held this odd allure as naturally cool, while at the same time suffering the effects of a body that is instantly criminalized. This is a dangerous duality that can serve as simultaneous impetus and hindrance. This polarization drives an ill collaboration between yU and the mysterious outfit known as The Black Opera, hosted by Mello Music Group.
Barmageddon (UK Battle Rap Event) This Saturday May 19th, Wolverhampton
After the great response to their first event in January 2012, Barmageddon returns with another massive line-up of some of the most established names from UK Battle Rap scene, as well as showcasing plenty of new faces. If you live in the Midlands area and have never witnessed a Battle event, then you have no idea on what you've been missing out on. Big, big shout to Don't Flop, Jump Off and all other battle events pushing the movement forward.
Barmageddon 2 - Saturday 19th May 2012 @Quadrant Bar & Lounge, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton Times: 3pm Til 9pm Entrance Fee: £3.00
Free Download: Kosha Dillz - "The Jet Lag EP" + New Video
What's up everybody? Dillzionaires and Dillzionettes... Its your favorite hustlin' rapping homie Kosha Dillz here with some great news for you, including a new project called "The Jet Lag EP" that you can download for free!
Being from Minnesota, warm weather has a special significance for me. This is why I am very excited to release the All My Life EP just in time for summer via Parisian record label Kitsuné. If you haven't heard the soundcloud sampler, check it out and leave a comment telling me what you think. It will be available on all digital music retailers May 28th and is currently available for sale exclusively through Beatport. As a special treat, I'm unveiling a video I just completed for Dream On, the last song on the EP. Feel free to share it far & wide!
Video: C-Note f/ Dem One, IL Twice - "Power of the Third"
A video released by Open University Productions out of San Jose CA. The Track is produced by C Note and features Dem One, IL Twice, and Noah Deeakili. The Track is off of C-Note's debut album "Keepin It 100."
Audio: Statik Selektah & Termanology - "What the Streets Want"
2012 was a crazy year... and album, that’s how hip-hop heads worldwide will remember it. Following in the footsteps of great DJ/Producer and MC duos like Eric B. & Rakim and Gang Starr, Statik Selektah & Termanology once again combine to form the powerhouse group 1982. The formula is perfected and flawless as Statik crafts the perfect sonic landscapes for Term’s more mature and sophisticated delivery; see the uplifting first single “Shining.”
Holding Term down on the microphone side of things are great guest spots from some of the hottest new talent in the game; Mac Miller, Roc Marciano and Freddie Gibbs blend nicely with iconoclasts Bun B., Havoc of Mobb Deep and Lil Fame of M.O.P and Shawn Stockman from Boyz 2 Men. 2012 has already garnered high praise as this month’s Source Magazine has given the full length it’s coveted “Independent’s Day” column and XXL has a great review ready for it’s May 22nd issue. The duo will also hit the road in both the states and abroad, April - July for full tour support of the album. 2012 will indeed be the year of 1982.
Statik & Termanology’s 2012 LP will be released on 5-22-2012
Included is a link to “What The Streets Want,” which is a bonus track from 1982’s “2012” LP.
MP3: J57 f/ DJ Brace, Rasheed Chappell - "Elite Status"
J57 is set to release 2 EP's: 2057 & The Ports EP's, on 5.22 only at J57music.com. Check out a track off of each EP below. "Elite Status" Featuring Rasheed Chappell is taken from 2057 & "Four Finger Ringers" Featuring Sene & DJ Brace is taken from The Ports EP.