Swollen Members Announce Canadian Tour & Release Mercenary Video Online
Courtesy Kerosene Media.
Swollen Members have announced the dates for their headlining tour across Canada in March. The group will be touring in support of their new album "Beautiful Death Machine", which lands in stores on March 19th via Suburban Noize/Battle Axe Records and is available for pre-order at http://bit.ly/XLuaEs. The group have also released a brand new video for the track "Mercenary" online.
KevinNottingham.com is proud to have teamed up with The Certified fresH Jumpoff show on WRAP.fm to bring you the premiere of up and coming Detroit Hip Hop group The Regiment's new track "Solution" featuring Rhymesayers and Soul Tools artist Toki Wright and produced by Nick Speed. If you were tuned into The Certified fresH Jumpoff just now you would have heard meenAfresH, KN's Senior Media Editor and Host of The Certified fresH Jumpoff, chop it up with The Regiment and Toki Wright about the "Solution," the groups signing with Toki Wright's Soul Tools label and their plans to release their project produced entirely by Nick Speed.
Description - Murdoc - winner of the 100K Battle at Sway & Tech's legendary Wake Up show VS Calligraphist - winner of Kool G Rap’s MC competition. This song is an abstract piece stimulating the mind and imagination of lyricism fanatics with apt 8 bar wordplay exchanges.
Moe Pope & Rain visited the Converse Rubber Tracks Studio in Brooklyn with their live band Quills. While in studio, they recorded a live version of “Pressure” off their new album ‘Let The Right Ones In,’ released January 22 via Brick Records.
I would like to introduce you to one of the artists that I represent. His name is Antoine Banks, from Odessa, TX, and just released a new video 'The Anticipation' from his upcoming mixtape 'Fame and Other Drugs'.
Org Music will release BLKHRTS’ JZBL JNKNS in 2013 with Dave Sitek on production. LA Times describes BLKHRTS as “M.O.P. meets Morrissey.” Yorrissey of BLKHRTS recently produced “Killing Time” on Heem’s (of Das Racist) mixtape, The Wild Water Kingdom.
The Kid Quest’s Second Single ‘Last Night” Fast N’ Loud EP
Courtesy Jamel Shaw.
Lyrical phenom, The Kid Quest, started out 2013 triumphantly, and it is without a doubt that the momentum is definitely still going. He closed out last year with “Smell That Noise”, the first single from his upcoming E.P. titled “Fast N’Loud." Quest's most recent single was widely & amazingly received, and has possibly earned over 2,000 downloads in less than a months time. With all the love the track has earned, it was only right Quest spread the love right back.
Video: Fortunato f/ Caution Da Don - "Piss On You"
Fortunato was born in the west end of Toronto and grew up watching his older brother breakdance. He began his career as an MC doing gong shows and high school talent showcases. Eventually he began freestyling and became the host of a weekly cypher called Rehab Thursdays at a legendary Toronto club named The Beat Junkie. He then began battling and won several tournament in KOTD, Beastmode amongst others. He is now focusing on the release of his 4th album "Unseen Armada" which features production from Juno nominated producer Fresh Kils and is set to be released in spring 2013.
UK Runnings Presents XO The Rebellion - Kush & Cognac (Hosted by @TrickstaUK)
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'XO: The Rebellion' or 'XOTR' for short are a brand new Hip Hop group coming straight out of Luton Town, UK. The group comprises of three talented artists: Stephen Fivensix, Tommy DMO and Closure who are all good friends outside the studio. All three members sing and rap with Fivensix behind a lot of the instrumentals/productions the group have released to date.
Fivensix and Tommy DMO have been good friends for about a decade and have shared the stage on a number of occasions in the past. As former band musicians and accomplished guitarists, their influence and experience works to further set XOTR aside from other artists working in the same genre.
XOTR's brand new mixtape 'Kush & Cognac' debuts as part of the long standing British hip hop mixtape series 'UK Runnings' and is hosted by veteran mixtape deejay: Tricksta. The release consists of 11 eclectic tracks that draw influence from south-coast trap, east-coast boom bap, RnB, soul, acoustic and rock genres making this a very interesting and unique mixtape release. The trio have recorded on mostly original instrumentals apart from two popular beat remakes.
All three artists have enjoyed success in the past with their solo projects, however with their skills now combined they hope to make their presence even further known in the UK music scene. Download UK Runnings presents: 'Kush & Cognac' now and hear for yourself what all the buzz is about surrounding this relatively new collaborative project.
UK Runnings Presents XO The Rebellion - Kush & Cognac (Track-listing)
01 - Intro (Tricksta)
02 - Urban Decay (Prod. 5n6)
03 - Dream (Remake Prod. Cardiak)
04 - Numero Uno (Prod. MilesAway)
05 - G'd Up (Prod. MilesAway)
06 - Red and Black (Remake Prod. PushaBoy)
07 - Light Up Trees (Prod. 5n6)
08 - My City Acoustic Cover (Performed by 5n6)
09 - Shades of Green (Prod. 5n6)
10 - Is This the Way (Instrumental) (Composed. 5n6) (Bonus Track)
11 - Outro (Tricksta)
Audio: Psymun (MHz/2dopeboyz Contest Winner) - Paws EP
Paws is a four song collection of atmospheric/abstract beats that will surely send you into a 9.8-minute, unknotting trance. Psymun (producer for Scienze, Co$$, K. Raydio, etc.) has proven with this EP that he is capable of making intricate, sample-free, glo-fi magic in a matter of hours (about 6 actually).