Directed By Randy Cabrera of Status Industries. Darion "Smoke" Crawford aka "Chevy P" is a legend in the hip hop community. "Smoke" officially began his career in 2000 as a member of the multi-platinum, internationally acclaimed, Grammy nominated group--Field Mob. Now, "Smoke" is ready to prove the old adage true that where there is "Smoke" there is fire. Indeed the fire will be ignited this Summer with his upcoming street album-- "KANG!" As he embarks upon his solo career Smoke is poised to release blazing tracks.
One half of the producer/emcee tandem Divine Minds, Cleveland wordsmith James John's (aka Black J) unique abilities and approach to emceeing have gained him a strong reputation amongst fans and industry people, alike. It's his devotion to creating genuine music listeners can relate to that keeps him hungry yet grounded and it's easy to see that every bar he crafts is carefully done so. Keep an eye open for his forthcoming releases with Brooklyn, by way of Cleveland producer, SoulKlap and the aforementioned Divine Minds.
Video: Stretch Money x Nick Speed - The Making of "What's Hapnin"
For the latest set of visuals to accompany 25 Miles Per Hour, Stretch Money sits down alongside the album's producer Nick Speed at Detroit's legendary 54 Studios (home to Eminem, 50 Cent, George Clinton) to discuss the creative process behind the album cut "What's Hapnin." Give the entire album a listen through the SoundCloud stream link, below.
Fresh off of releasing Sadat X' "We In New York" single and Stryfe' Opening Act EP, Fokis & his Bi Coastal Conglomerate LOCAL MU12 release their 2nd single titled “I Like It” With Sadat X' new single "We In New York" tearing up the internet and radio airwaves (song was played on Hot 97 by DJ KaySlay & a variety of Sirius XM radio shows including "The Morning show" with Sway) and Stryfe releasing his EP, The Opening Act, Loyalty Digital Corp is back with another dope song called "I Like It". “I Like It” is Local MU12' 2nd single which features Stryfe alongside his fellow Union Members RP, NOM & FOKIS. produced by Local MU12 Member 'Real McKoy'.
Mixtape: Moe Green - "Lionheart (Chopped & Screwed)"
Last year, riding the success of his debut mixtape, Rocky Maivia: Non-Title Match, Moe Green released his follow-up EP, Lionheart. The EP was similarly heralded, and together the projects earned Moe a Show & Prove feature from XXL Magazine, a spot on the inaugural Bay Area Freshman 10 class, and spots performing (in the Bay, LA, and NYC) alongside the likes of Jay Electronica, Kendrick Lamar, Kreayshawn, and more.
More recently, Moe performed at the Paid Dues Festival, and now, with Lionheart 2 coming soon, Moe has teamed up with DJ Butta Love to release a special, chopped & screwed edition of his Lionheart EP. The project, which comes complete with some new, well-themed cover art, includes all 11-tracks from the original EP, each slowed and cut up. "All The Money In The World" is a particular standout here, with the high-energy, up-tempo track pitched to a crawl, while still holding onto all of the anthemic qualities that make it great.
Last month, 4th Pyramid released his latest album, The Pyramid Scheme. The album, Pyramid's first since signing his newly minted Silk Ivory label to a joint venture with Universal Music, continues to receive high praise, and with a third official music video on the way, Pyramid continues to feed fans with new music, both singles from the album and non-album loosies. Today, Pyramid is releasing the latest non-album single, "Vinnie Chase," a collaboration with producer and fellow Torontonian Rich Kidd.
"I wanted to do a song based on some of the real Hollywood moments in my career," explains 4th Pyramid, recalling poolside breakfasts and hosting parties in Miami donning a bathrobe. "Real movie star shit that a lot of people don't really know about me." The song certainly lives up to that hype, as 4th weaves a tale of fame and fortune, rapping, "Poolside host the party in the bathrobe/ Thousand dollar shades on acting like I'm black gold/ Came a long way from six-packs of Pabst, though, off rap flow."
Rich Kidd, who has become one of Pyramid's most frequent collaborators, handled the production for "Vinnie Chase," and the two friends may be making a lot more music together soon. "We've recorded a lot of songs in a real short time span," notes Pyramid. "Any time we hang out, we make a song; we're thinking of doing a whole project together."
2011 Underground Music Awards “Lyricist Of The Year” Jesse Abraham reveals new single and details for his upcoming sophomore LP, I Am Water, which will be released this fall.
By purchasing the single for $1 at http://bit.ly/BackOff you will automatically be making a donation towards servicing a community in need of clean drinking water. 100% of the proceeds from Jesse Abraham’s I Am Water LP will go directly to Charity Water, a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries.
Visit http://mycharitywater.org/JAisWater to make a donation now and learn more about the campaign. Be on the lookout for more information about I Am Water and how to further get involved in Jesse’s mission to complete a community water project, which will provide an entire village with clean, safe drinking water.
Video: 1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) "Up Every Night"
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