Album releases are usually joyous moments for the artist who has poured his or her heart and soul into the intricacies of the music, as F.Stokes has done on his new project Fearless Beauty, which is available today. The Chicago poet and lyricist is no different, letting loose the standout track "Mission" as he celebrates the unleashing of the new album. Yet, even in his celebration, he remains tied to the painful stories and contradictions of family, city, and culture. "Mission" maintains an underlying sense of empathy, and he urges his listener to try to feel the same-though he himself may not have felt the pull of the addicts, or "hit the liquor store and took the bank," he sees the demons of his people, and is trying to understand their paths in an effort to, as he puts it, "signify the circle of life through the eyes of a young warrior in search of peace."
Fresh Island Fest Becomes Europe's Biggest Hip-Hop Beach Party!
On it's second edition with live shows by Snoop Dogg, A$AP Rocky, KRS-One, Iggy Azalea, Tony Touch, Statik Selektah and many more, Fresh Island becomes Europe's biggest hip-hop beach festival!
Fresh Island is proud to announce that the legendary KRS-One is headlining the last set of artists added to our festival roster! The boom bap icon will be rocking Aquarius Fresh Stage on Friday (July 12th). Situated on the gorgeous beach Zrće on Island Of Pag, Fresh Island offers Hip-Hop fans, festival goers and sun-worshipers some¬thing out of the ordinary: intimate surroundings where they can see the hottest names in Hip-Hop perform for them, admits the stunning Adriatic coastline of Zrce beach and enjoy a bar-tab considerably lighter than a Miami beach club!
We’re talking white sandy beaches, palm trees, dazzling waters, gorgeous people dancing and thumping live music. Pag is a Balkans version of New York's Hamptons. It's sleepy for nine months of the year, but when the sun comes out, it's the place to be. You'll be saying you were there first for years to come. Fresh Island is more than a festival, it is your perfect Hip-Hop Holiday, which you can combine with the best summer vacation – SAILING TRIP!
Exclusive Fresh Island Sunset Boat Party limited to 200 fans only!
Prepare to meet the new star of the Fresh Island fleet! Get your bathing suits ready for the coolest Fresh Island Sunset boat parties (starting from 5pm) featuring DJ sets from some of the biggest names in the game + very special guests, great MCs, flyest beats, dancers and sexy cocktails for your ultimate summer party boat pleasure...More Info soon!
Video: Prodigy Featured in Cipha Sounds' Hip Hop Improv
On Friday, June 14, 2013, Mobb Deep's Prodigy was featured in the Hip Hop Improv Show - TAKE IT PERSONAL presented by Hot 97's Cipha Sounds and Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), the top improv theatre and school in NYC. Improvisers Cipha Sounds, Shannon Oneal, Abra Tabak, Phil Jackson, Christian Capozzoli, Brandon Scott Jones, Ryan Karels, Will Hines, Alan Starzinski, Connor Ratcliff, Nick Kocher and Grant O. Brian reenacted stories originally told by Prodigy.
In anticipation for the Miami screening premiere of DEMOS: An Independent Artist's Guide To Success, the second single from the upcoming DEMOS soundtrack comes courtesy of Miami Hip Hop band ArtOfficial. The highly anticipated music documentary, DEMOS: An Independent Artist's Guide To Success, makes its next stop June 22nd at the Performing Arts Exchange (PAX) in sunny Miami Florida. Hosted by J Hatch of iStandard Producers, event goers will be treated to a screening of the 90 minutes film, followed by a Q&A discussion and live concert performance.
Attendees will be treated to live performances from local Hip Hop band ArtOfficial, Skyzoo & Torae (Brooklyn, NY), MidaZ The Beast (Orlando), Saheed (Miami) and J NICS (Miami). Music provided by Numonics. It's a show you won't want to miss!
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2013
Location: Performing Arts Exchange (PAX) 337 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33130
Time: Doors at 7:00pm. Film 8:00pm
The second single from the DEMOS Soundtrack comes from Miami's own ArtOfficial with their track "Two Things". The single is available now on iTunes and can be streamed on SoundCloud.
Southside Chicago rapper Chi City presents his self-directed new video for "My Flow", the Kajmir Beats-produced cut from his mixtape My Untold Story. With over nine underground tapes bearing his name – his last being 2011′s Who Is Chi City – Chi has collaborated with Cory Gunz, Mullyman and has toured with Philadelphia Freeway, Mickey Factz, Mikey Halsted and Daytona.
Another new joint from Wu Tang affiliate Darkim be Allah. The Fame labs boss brings us more dope rhymes and lyrics on "Honour Amongst Villains". Darkim released classic material in the 90's under WU Tang records as one half of the Bronx group A.I.G. In 2013 Darkim will introduce new members of the Fame Labs click via a full length player; Stay Tuned!
For the 28th episode, while in Europe between Belgium and France, Just One Record had the opportunity to meet John Robinson. He will talk about Brand Nubian and also his recent collaboration with Kyo Itachi for the album The path of Mastery ...
Description: New Mixtape from Fa'Ness aka Fly Guy Why Lie! Presenting Versatility, Originality, Good lyrics, Good Beats, Good overall songs/music!! ENJOY!! Shout out D-Haze on the beats. "Fly Guy Why Lie" features Ello and Komp'l and Lyric Cartel.
Track Info: A self produced track off of the up coming album "timeLESS". Really trying a newer sound of mine with these last couple tracks I recorded for the album. I like how they turned out and hope you do as well! Feel free to email back with some feedback and tell me what you liked about it.