They say it’s different across the bridge, and there is something definitely different about GQ. In the words of 9th Wonder, simply put, “he’s a star”. GQ, who Grammy Award winning producer, 9th Wonder, coins his “secret weapon” is not only a former NCAA basketball champion, but in fact Oakland’s next Hip Hop hero.
Rise and shine for First Light is on the horizon. Opio and Pep Love of the famed Hieroglyphics hip hop collective have joined forces to illuminate the day and expound upon the Hiero theme of random acts of musical collaboration. First Light gets its cue from the braggadocio and conceptual characteristics that were commonly expressed in the early nineties "Golden Era" of hip hop. But, at the same time, their way of displaying an affinity for and a loathing of the apathy and debauchery that permeates today's pop culture is poetically contradictory. Hence, the title of their debut album Fallacy Fantasy in stores March 26th 2013.
First Light's new single was released with a music video, shot by Austin Steele. The song, "Hold On" was produced by Unjust (from Chosen Few). This is the second single that First Light has released, the first one titled "Lighters" featured Hieroglyphics.
DJ Whoo Kid x Flat Fitty x Mass Appeal SXSW Social Mixtape
Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.
In preparation for the #MASSive SXSW Mass Appeal x Ice Cream Social Showcase this Friday, March 15, event sponsor Flat Fitty Luxury Headwear and DJ Whoo Kid have teamed up with Mass Appeal Magazine for the SXSW Social Mixtape!
The 22-track mixtape features appearances from #IceCreamSocial performers Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T, Bun B, A$AP Ferg, Joey Bada$$, Roc Marciano, Danny Brown, Emilio Rojas, BIA, Nylo, and Alexander Spit. It also includes tracks from Juicy J, 50 Cent, Jim Jones, Machine Gun Kelly, Kat Dahlia, Chris Webby, Drake, French Montana, and a special remix from S.I.M. DJs x Just Blaze x Baauer featuring DJ Paul!
Mega Ran: SXSW, New Random and Writers Guild Music
What up!! I'm out in Austin for the week chillin at SXSW before resuming tour. If you're out here, hit up one of the many shows!
my homie ROQY TYRAID Is also here, hit up his events!
March 16 12pm-6pm @ Little Woodrow's
March 17 11am-3pm @ The Spider House
Not in Austin? All Good. Here's some new music for you!
First, new track from my squad, Writers Guild!
The Writers Guild (Random | Mr. Miranda | MC Pennywise | RoKnowledge| RoQy TyRaiD) assemble for their brand new track, Effigy.
The Writers Guild team up to create their newest track,Effigy. Produced the ever-talented Mute and addressing life's struggles to live up to other peoples expectations and dreams... Effigy is a wonderfully laid back Hip Hop track laced in guitar riffs and drums with wonderful lyricism coming from every member of The Writers Guild Collective. Available for free download on Bandcamp, its easily accessable and ready for you to share with your friends.
PR: NomiS Releasing Hip-Hop Project Based on "Les Miserables"
Courtesy Daniel Rothamel.
I wanted to get this over to you, because I strongly feel this is something that the All Hip-Hop community will find interesting. NomiS is releasing a project based on the movie release of, "Les Miserables." I've attached the artwork and press release to this email. Below is the track list.
01. The Wretched
02. Look Down
03. End of the Day
04. Eponine Scream (Plumet Attack)
05. 24601 (Valjean's Soliloquy)
06. Castle On a Cloud
07. The Blood of Angry Men (Look Down Prt. 2)
08. Barricades Arise
09. Thief's Theme (Valjean Forgiven)
10. Who Am I
11. I Dreamed A Dream Deferred
Video: S.I.M. DJs (DJ Paul x DJ DeBo) x Carnage "Bang (She Killin)" ft. DJ Paul & Locodunit
Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.
DJ Paul and DJ DeBo are going IN with their newly formed S.I.M. (Sex Is Mandatory) DJ crew! Check out their video for the S.I.M. Gumbo Remix of Carnage's "Bang" below, featuring DJ Paul & Locodunit, and a cameo from Kurupt!