(New York, NY) After years of playing shows around Canada and as far as Japan, writing and producing for other artists and starting his own record label (Mojo Records & Publishing), buzzin’ Toronto rapper Miles Jones is excited to see his debut album Runaway Jones released in the US on April 26 on MB3 Records.
In early October 2010, Jones released the first single off of Runaway Jones, “Never Wrong,” which was produced by Drake’s super producer Boi 1da. The T-Dot emcee then served up the public with another scorching heavy-hitter entitled, “Time Machine.” “Time Machine” was the third most added hip-hop track on US college radio charts March 8th. The track also received a nomination for “Hip Hop Song of the Year”(2011) from the Independent Music Awards.
For those who know his roots, this comes as no surprise that Miles Jones is a rising star in the Toronto hip-hop scene. Bass runs deep through Jones’ veins. His grandfather helped pioneer the reggae movement at Studio One in Jamaica where Bob Marley and many others recorded their first big hits, while his father Hedley Jones aka Deadly Hedley Jones Jr. was an influential DJ on CFNY-FM and the early years of Toronto’s club scene.
Miles continues this tradition by being active in all aspects of music as a DJ, producer, emcee, songwriter and the owner of his own label Mojo Records & Publishing. A true student of the craft, Jones’ debut album One Chance also served as his thesis at McMaster University. The disc was released to critical acclaim and even helped garner Jones the 2007 Ontario Independent Music Award for Hip Hop Artist of the Year. Miles has also been recognized for his song writing talents, contributing 11 songs to Sony BMG’s music catalogue as part of the Canadian Idol songwriters conference.
Miles went on to create a unique sound that honors the true origins of hip-hop and collaborate with A-list industry including Percee P, Detroit-based producer Black Milk, and most recently, Grammy award-winning producer Boi 1da. Miles has been the recipient of distinguished awards from the Billboard World Song Contest for “Hip Hop Song of the Year” (2010) and the Independent Music Awards for “Hip Hop Song of the Year” (2009) and “Hip Hop Artist of the Year” (2007). His music has been featured on major networks and hit television programs including CBS’ CSI: Las Vegas and the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Through 2008, Miles Jones has continued to ride this wave of success opening for veteran hip-hop legends KRS-One and Souls of Mischief of Hieroglyphics fame. While Miles remains true to the lyrical and poetic integrity of hip-hop, he is also in touch with the current direction of music. He has opened for up and comers Thunderheist and has also shared the stage with international phenomena T-Pain and Raekwon of Wu-Tang.
Runaway Jones Track Listing:
1. Never Too Late 2. Coast to Coast feat. Kae Sun 3. Never Wrong 4. Runaway 5. Enter Time Machine 6. Time Machine 7. Exit Time Machine 8. Rhyme Like This feat. Percee P 9. Trust Me feat. RaSoul 10. Good Morning Mr. Jones 11. Say What feat. Shad K 12. No More feat. Marinda 13. Good Night Mr. Jones 14. Things You Do 15. Blow Up One
TODAY! Dan-e-o reaches yet another milestone is his career. Along with co-host Big Daddy Donnie, Dan-e-o interviews the legendary and iconic Hulk Hogan on the 219th episode of “Tha O Show”!
Dan-e-o’s online talk show, “Tha O Show” is known for its comedic approach to covering professional wrestling, MMA, sports, music and more. Its biggest interview ever, Hulk Hogan is the world’s most recognizable face in the history of professional wrestling!
Performing at “Brawl At The Bush II” at the Brantford Civic Centre this Saturday, May 14th, Hulk Hogan talks with Big Daddy Donnie and Dan-e-o about the incomparable passion of Canadian wrestling fans, Toronto’s involvement in reviving Hulkamania, his thoughts on The Iron Sheik, Bret “Hitman” Hart and others and TNA’s switch to “Impact Wrestling”.
Today in particular marks a special occasion for Illregular Instrumentals… Not only are dropping some new music and a video, but we are officially launching our website (FINALLY). So as you cop some new tunes, also take a look around and meet all of the artists and check out some great music.
Now, this latest single/video from the Illregular Music Collective is the 3rd single from the Compilation. “Precise” is a West Coast banger performed by Pomona, CA native Skeem price and produced from the Los Angeles runner-up of Red Bull Big Tune 2010, Captain. You should already be familiar with Skeem from his popular January release “The Hazard Mixtape”. For many of you, this will be your introduction to Captain’s music production and of course, so that you become well acquainted, we are dropping his 1st official beattape for your listening pleasure.
FEAT. M-PHAZES x RUSTE JUXX x DJ GRASSHOPPA x ALKOTA "THE DON STREAT THEORY VOL.2: SUICIDE BARS COMING SOON"
Don Streat releases his exclusive Single/EP from his second instalment of the "Don Streat Theory" series entitled "The Don Streat Theory Vol.2: Suicide Bars." A collection of street bangers featuring the likes of !llmind, Sean Price, Ruste Juxx, Cadence (Raw Produce), Rasco, Royal Flush and Praverb. With production from M-Phazes, Royal Flush, Decap, Alkota and more, coming soon!
Block Starz Music LLC is proud to announce the signing of beautiful Indianapolis, Indiana recording artist Lynda Sayyah to rap icon Snoop Dogg's newly-formed Dogg Town Music Group.
Lynda, whose debut single "Tickin'" is featured on Block Starz Music's first all-female compilation, "She Got Next 2011" (June 21), is a trilingual (Spanish, Arabic, and English) singer with 5-octave range. Voted "Indy's Sexiest Musician" by Metromix Magazine, Lynda's sound is a fusion of Pop, Rock, R&B, and contemporary middle eastern melodies combined with lyrics that reflect her own life struggles.
"I come from a very strict Arab-Muslim family," says Lynda, who is of Palestinian and German descent. "I grew up feeling suffocated by double standards against women and just trying to be a normal kid. A lot of my music exudes these struggles and I think a lot of girls of every nationality can relate to me."
Lynda Sayyah's undeniable beauty and talent immediately caught the eyes and ears of Dogg Town Music Group, a new Los Angeles/Long Beach, California-based record company founded in 2010 by Jason "Cup" Brown, his cousin Calvin "Snoop Dogg" Broadus, Charles "Beach Dogg" Howard II, and Shatto Brown, who promptly signed her to the upstart label.
"We are looking for one timers or one-in-a-million talent, meaning talent that can only exist once in a lifetime,” says Dogg Town COO Shatto Brown of the decision to sign Lynda as the First Lady Of DTMG. "There can only be one Michael Jackson, one Madonna, one Snoop Dogg, one Metallica -- we only want talent like that. Lynda is every bit of that. She is an amazing vocalist, beautiful, a great songwriter, and she deserves the opportunity to have the world know all of this."
In addition to Lynda Sayyah, the Dogg Town Music roster includes rap artists Poppa Heat, M-Dot, and the label is currently working a merger with T-Pain's Nappy Boy Productions to release the incredibly talented quartet One Chance. "We feel very strongly about working with T-Pain on this [One Chance] project," says Shatto Brown. "We feel that Pain is an amazing talent and to get Dogg and Pain to come together with Dogg Town we can do things unheard of."
Lynda Sayyah's explosive dance single, "Tickin'", will be available for download on iTunes June 21 as part of Block Starz Music's anticipated "She Got Next 2011" compilation EP.
MP3/Video: Dinner At The Thompson's - "It All Began"
Critical Praise for Dinner At The Thompson's:
"When listening to FabLive's incredible range of soundscapes and Lucille's nearly Mystique-esque powers of transformation, you wouldn't want anyone or anything getting in the way of their flow... it's a revelation and a pleasant surprise start to end." - RapReviews.com
Dinner At The Thompson's, the French-American duo of songstress Lucille Tee and producer/multi-instrumentalist Fablive, is excited to release "It All Began," the latest single from their forthcoming sophomore album, Off The Grid, which will be released on May 17th via Earth At Work Records. The new single is a funk-fueled groove with a strong bass line and some quirky instrumental samples, including a mix of brass and muffled electric keys, that serve as the perfect compliment for the song's weaving tales of seedy underworld characters courtesy of Lucille's strong story-telling.
Complimenting the song, director Guillaume Cosson filmed the video as a sequence shot, an uninterrupted weaving of shots that streams its way throughout the video, pulling the viewer further in with each new development. And as impressive as the video is -- which is to say, very; YouTube's Music Page will be featuring the video this Friday -- the super catchy hook, driven by Lucille's infectious vocals, is just as memorable, making this latest single from Dinner At The Thompson's a true standout.
Dinner At The Thompson's Off The Grid will be released May 17th on Earth At Work Records via FB Distribution.
Groups like Brand Nubian and Poor Righteous Teachers epitomized the socially conscious, Five Percent Nation-inspired edutainment that dominated hip-hop's golden era. This era had such an impact on Ohio producer J Rawls that he knew it had to be represented on his new album, The Hip-Hop Affect. The result is the first ever collaboration between the two legendary crews, and a soon-to-be classic record. On "Face It", Sadat X and Wise Intelligent trade knowledge, wisdom, and understanding back and forth over a soulful J Rawls instrumental, while Rawls himself offers a few words of inspiration. The video was shot in front of Harlem's legendary Allah School in Mecca (where the Nation of Gods and Earths has been headquartered since the 1960s), and features a cameo from fellow hip-hop veteran John Robinson of Scienz Of Life. Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHHd571Xljw.