West Coast veteran Planet Asia's new album Black Belt Theatre drops today, so Wandering Worx caught up with a few of Asia's California brethren to get their thoughts on the Fresno OG. In this clip, DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill, Krondon of Strong Arm Steady, and Styliztik Jones of the Likwit Crew speak on meeting PA for the first time. The blaxploitation-inspired Black Belt Theatre also features appearances from Raekwon, Talib Kweli, Paul Wall, Ras Kass, Camp Lo, Strong Arm Steady, Fashawn, Willie The Kid, Mistah FAB, Torae, Rasco, and many more.
Raje is a west coast artist who's been at it for a while, bloggers and fans alike shall remember his singles "So Fly" featuring Lil Wayne and "Loser Remix" featuring Lil Wayne & Tyga. Today Raje returns with a new meaningful solo track titled "Success" produced by Hustle Heart.
As Georgia Anne Muldrow continues to prep the release of her forthcoming album Seeds, a collaborative effort with producer Madlib that will be released March 27th via SomeOthaShip Connect, the singer is excited to release the album's debut visual, for lead single and title track "Seeds." The 7" single for "Seeds," including the recently leaked b-side "Husfriend," is now available for purchase, either on vinyl via Fat Beats or digitally via iTunes.
Video: L.E.P. Bogus Boys - "Webisode" f/ Machine Gun Kelly
Courtesy Audible Treats.
Over the past few weeks, the L.E.P. Bogus Boys have released two brand new music videos from their recent Now Or Neva mixtape. The first, a dual video for "Streetz Talking" and "Johnny Cochran," is fast approaching 700,000 views, while the latest, for "We Want Our Money," is nearing 250,000.
And as those two videos continue to roll, Count & Moonie are excited to bring fans a brand new visual from their ongoing webisode series, this one featuring recent Bad Boy Records signee Machine Gun Kelly. In the video, L.E.P. catches up with MGK at a recent show at the House Of Blues in Chicago, joining the fellow Mid-Westerner on stage for a performance of his latest single "Wild Boy," before kicking it backstage, and, later that evening, hitting a red carpet event together.
Video: Atherton - "The Roll Up the Rim Rap" (Tim Hortons)
Courtesy Tony @ DTR45.
Atherton is a Canadian MC from Ottawa, Ontario. As a member of The Leathers, he toured extensively throughout the US, Canada, and Asia. Now, Atherton is working on his solo record No Threat - a project 4 years in the making. No Threat will be released on May 19, with several videos and tours slated to support the album.
The Indie Life SXSW 2012 Stage Line Up: Statik Selektah + Termanology, Emilio Rojas, Phil Ade, Oddisee and more!
Courtesy Langston S.
The Indie Life Concert Series invades SXSW Thursday March 15, 2012. In the past year, The Indie Life has been a breeding ground for emerging Hip Hop stars like Big K.R.I.T, Kendrick Lamar and Freddie Gibbs. DMV artist SmCity and Twenty20 Music have made the decisions to uproot The Indie Life from its DC home for an Austin, Texas debut. The headliners for the Indie Life SXSW 2012 Stage are Statik Selektah & Termanology, Emilio Rojas, Phil Ade, Oddisee, Jon Connor, SmCity, Rapsody + Kooley High and more.
“It’s exciting to bring a showcase dedicated to the best in independent Hip Hop to Austin, Texas for the biggest independent music conference in the world,” notes SmCity the founder of The Indie Life Concert series and Twenty20 Music & Films. “Everyone in the line up embodies what the ‘Indie Life’ is all about.”
The Indie Life SXSW 2012 Stage will take place at Agave Bar, 415 East 6th Street, Austin, Texas, Thursday March 15th from 6:30pm to 1am. This is a 21 and up event. The official sponsors include Brooklyn Bodega, Launchpad, Cool Kids Forever Films and Pro-Keds.
Artists confirmed for THE INDIE LIFE SXSW 2012 STAGE include:
Statik Selektah + Termanology Emilio Rojas Phil Ade Oddisee SmCity Harmony Muzik Raposdy + Kooley High Chuuwee Pro’verb Lyriciss Carlitta Durand Noah Q Uptown XO Nike Nando Four In Murk Money Shatiff Mecca W/FSM Joey Swagga Tuneday DJ Tex DJ J-Scrilla
SmCity The Indie Life: Hate, Love & Money Available on January 12, 2012 via DJBooth.net
Washington, D.C. rhymesayer SmCity has joined forces with The DJBooth to bring fans his debut full-length, The Indie Life: Hate, Love & Money. The project features 12 original cuts from the up-and-coming emcee, including previously-featured, reader-approved cuts “Watch Me,” “About a Hater” and “Mr. IDGAF.” Joining SmCity on the guest tip throughout The Indie Life are Trey Dupree, Derek Olds, Skyzoo, Kokayi, Pro’verb, DB, Oddisee, Phil Adé, Uptown XO, Sam Trocki. Beats come courtesy of The Best Kept Secret, Heartbeat, Charlie Heritage, The Drumatiks, DB, Ab the Pro and Preston Hart.
Rapper-Producer Kovas' "Deed it Main" on Party Film Project X
Courtesy Nik @ Ballin PR.
February 28, 2012 (Los Angeles, CA) Rapper-producer Kovas (pro-nounced Ka-vas) and Art School Rebellion/Ghetto Beat Records is pleased to announce his newest track “Deed It Main” is on the soundtrack for the new Warner Brothers Project X, alongside acts like the AMG, A-Track, Amon Tobin and Wacka Flocka, among others. The Todd Phillips (Hangover) film, about three high-school seniors who plot to throw the ultimate party, opens this Friday, March 2, 2012.
“It’s an honor to have them choose my song for the movie," notes Kovas of the track he describes as having dusty drums, scratched hooks, and east coast bop. “And since the film is about a teenager's ultimate fantasy-- throwing a wild party--making this track was extra fun.”
While most heads might be unfamiliar with Kovas, more than likely, he's made music you’ve heard. A Brooklyn native, Kovas has worked with artists from M.I.A and Lady Sovereign to Justin Timberlake and Shakira. More, his music has provided sonic background for films like Prom Night, TV shows like American Dad, and video games like the Madden NFL series, to name just a few.
Following in the tradition of producers who can also spit like Prince Paul, Kanye West and Pharrell, Kovas is multitalented. In fact, he plays five instruments, sings, raps and engineers on most of his productions. As founder of the digital music label Art School Rebellion / Ghetto Beat, the versatile musician has amassed a catalog of production credits from chart topping recording artists and leading entertainment companies. In 2003 he produced the track "Attitude" for Nick Cannon's self-titled album. In 2006, he remixed both "Fiddle with the Beat" for Lady Sovereign and "Hips Don't Lie" for Shakira. He was commissioned for MTV’s Making The Band, EA Sports Madden NFL 09 video game and Cartoon Networks' “Adult Swim.” His hit single, “Wax On Wax Off,” was featured on the Madden 09 Video Game & Soundtrack. And as if music isn't enough, Kovas also voiced two characters in the Rockstar video game "Grand Theft Auto IV."
Kovas made his debut in 2000 at the age of 16 as both a producer and artist on the Tommy Boy Records release, De La Soul featuring Kovas "Words and Verbs." He began to compose music, pulling from his Latin/ French Moroccan heritage, as well as rock, punk, soul and hip-hop influences. In 2007, Kovas released his first solo EP, The Arrogance of Youth. In 2009, he released a follow up EP Reagan Babies.
Kovas might be the best-kept secret in hip-hop, but not for much longer. In March 2012, he's releasing "The Stick Up," a single he recorded with pal and rapper/ MTV-star, Andy Milonakis. "Milonakis is fierce on the mic," says Kovas. "I think people will be pleasantly surprised." Kovas' mixtape entitled "The Come Up" will drop in April 2012.
#Justsayin' f/ Sadat X (of the Legendary Brand Nubian Crew) is the second single from Fokis' recently released (2-21-2012) "A Vintage State Of Mind" Mixtape (Hosted By Sadat X & Mixed By DJ Chonz) Scratches performed by DJ Chonz.