Late this summer, Substantial and Mello Music Group released Home Is Where The Art Is, an uncompromisingly raw and powerful collection of positive, forward-thinking hip-hop that Oddisee executive produced. The message has connected and is well received; the album has already garnered attention from places like VIBE and Ebony.
Substantial and MMG are proud to present a mini-documentary created by the good folks of House Studios. On August 23, 2012, filmmaker, Simon Kim followed Substantial as he prepared to introduce his 3rd solo album, 'Home Is Where The Art Is' at a live show unlike any other. The 'Home Is Where The Art Is Album Release Event' took place at LIV Nightclub in Washington, DC and featured performances & DJ sets by some of the DMV's best Hip Hop acts, such as Oddisee, yU, Uptown XO, Gods'Illa, Lyriciss, Roddy Rod & others! Hosted by Grap Luva (cousin to the late great Heavy D) the event included live graffiti art by Rei21 and showcased his work along with pieces by Demont Peekaso. Throw in a Beatdown Showcase with J $crilla, Kaimbr, & Grussle plus DJ sets by DJ RBI, Roddy & DJ Jav and what you have is one unforgettable night. Thankfully, it was all captured on film for world to see.
Home Is Where The Art Is, now available on cd & digital; vinyl coming September 25th.
An epic song in an equally epic landscape. If they turned Lord of the Rings into a rap video, it'd probably look like this. "Ever Get The Feeling" is the lead track from New Zealand hip hop artist David Dallas' Jamiroquai inspired EP 'Buffalo Man' - online for free 09/26/12 @ www.daviddallas.net .
One Dae: "The Hardest Working Man In Flow Business"
After previously releasing the Time Lapse FreEP this past May, Brooklyn rapper One Dae has returned with his latest offering, appropriately titled, The Hardest Working Man In Flow Business. Weighing in at over 20 tracks, THWMIFB find's your boy Dae flowing over several recognizable industry beats, produced from the likes of Havoc, DJ Premier, Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Just Blaze, Swizz Beatz and more. Hosted by fictional character Frank White (King of New York), Dae is forced to bob and weave his way through a less than hospitable environment, the rap game. TWMIFB is a lead up One Dae's forthcoming full length release, Daes & Times, which is scheduled to drop late 2012. Daes & Times includes guests features from the likes of Sean Price, Evidence and C-Rayz Walz and boasts production from M-Phazes, Domingo, Marco Polo and Ayatollah, among others. To learn more about the greatest rapper you've never heard of, please visit http://www.one-dae.com. To redeem an instant download of THWMIFB, please enter your email address in the widget below. If the widget is not populating on this email, please dowload via BallerStatus.com, where you may also stream the mixtape, in its entirety.
Statik and Reks link with the ¡MAYDAY! crew and Ace Hood for this soulful remix. Shout out to Ryan Evans for the background vox! Original version off the ¡MAYDAY! album, Take Me To Your Leader, in stores now.
Audio/Download: Audible Doctor - "Andy Kaufman Theory"
http://twitter.com/AudibleDoctor drops his final leak off his new EP next week! Check it out and any support by posting or spreading the word is as always GREATLY appreciated! The track "Andy Kaufman Theory" speaks for itself!
The Brown Bag AllStars just dropped a new video for their track "Say It Now" featuring Akie Bermiss (Prod. by J57). The track is off their recently released "Brown Label 2" EP which is available at BrownBagAllStars.Com.
Check out this behind the scenes footage of super-producer Warren G discussing "Leave Me Alone" with Young Jeezy and Ne-Yo. This footage gives us a rare personal glimpse of "Warren G The Super-Producer" and what he wants people to realize about his work.
Warren G is thought by some to perhaps be one of the most brilliant hip hop producers of our time; one thing is for sure he is definitely one of the most respected. Young Jeezy and Ne-Yo seem to be the perfect compliment on this song. Watching this video one can really appreciate how refined the G-Funk sound is today in 2012; Warren's music just keeps getting better and better with time, just like a fine wine.
While he is currently helping put the finishing touches on Fokis’ Vintage Album, Local-Mu12 Member RP, releases the third single, "Never Gonna Stop," which features Fokis from his upcoming solo project The Crackpot Diaries which will be released on 9-25-2012.