Audio: Sir Michael Rocks (The Cool Kids) - "Now You Do"
Coming on the heels of a prolific 2011, where he dropped three solo mixtapes (The Rocks Report, Premier Politics, Premier Politics 1.5), and a 45-city tour with Mac Miller in the first half of 2012, Rocks displays an advanced and mature sound throughout Lap of Lux. Producers on the collection include Cardo (Taylor Gang), Hit-Boy and J.Hill (Chief Keef) as well as his partner in The Cool Kids, Chuck Inglish while features include Casey Veggies, Mac Miller and more.
One of the standouts on the 15 track offering is “You Know What” produced by the in demand Hit-Boy (G.O.O.D. Music). The song features a playful beat with Rocks rhyming differently than fans might be used to. He explains, “I feel like I couldn’t have done this on one of my group projects, or even my earlier solo projects because it’s a new sound that I’ve never really dealt with. I’ve got a real rapid-fire flow on there. This is something new that I’ve just stepped into.”
Another banger on Lap Of Lux is “Reservations.” Produced by Cardo (Taylor Gang), Rocks reminds fans of his rap skills and his easy delivery and story telling ability is showcased on this mid-tempo song. Not forgetting where he came from, Rocks teams up with his partner Chuck Inglish for “Good Sushi,” a Cool Kids sound with a 2012 spin on it.
Sir Michael Rocks Lap Of Lux will be available Physically and Digitally on 8-2-2-012.
New Audio: Fokis & RP f/ Brand Nubian - "Big Business"
Here is another leak off Fokis' upcoming Vintage Album called "Big Business" f/ Brand Nubian. Fokis’ upcoming The Vintage Album which is slated for release August 28, 2012 and it Kurtis Blow, N.O.R.E, DMC, Spoonie Gee, Craig G, Kool G Rap, Brand Nubian, Mic Geronimo, and more.
Created with two purposes in mind, The Vintage Album was intended not only to salute Hip-Hop’s pioneers but also to re-create the sound and feel of the early 80’s through the mid 90’s.
Checkout the official "Jacking For Beats" video from Big Hud where he spits over a number of classic Hip Hop tracks non stop. The track was featured on the mixtape "211 In Progress" hosted by Dj Smallz (Mr. Southern Smoke) released earlier this year. Thanks for your support in advance if you decide to post it. It is greatly appreciated. Also be on the lookout for Hud's new mixtape "The Long Way Home" hosted by DJ Burn one set for release this summer featuring artists such as Yelawolf, Rittz, Currensy, Cyhi The Prynce, Big Sant & more. One Love!
Cast of @MTV_2 #GuyCode Adds @BigBlack @MissLevy @chrisdcomedy @LisaaRamos!
NEW YORK, N.Y. (July 12, 2012) — MTV2, MTV’s sibling network targeting young male viewers, today announced new cast members for the second season of “MTV2’s Guy Code,” premiering on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV2. Coming in at 6’4”, 415 pounds, Christopher “Big Black” Boykins of MTV’s “Rob & Big” and “Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory” joins the panel for the first time, along with comedian Chris Distefano, model and “Bizarre Magazine” cover girl Levy Tran, and “America’s Next Top Model” contestant and model Lisa Ramos.
The new season of “Guy Code” will pick up right where it left off, giving viewers the ins and outs of the special code that exists between bros as told through talking-head style commentators, absurd humor, and funny and inappropriate animation. Featuring today’s pop culture entertainers, top comics, rappers and specialized experts, the series will alter the manscape forever with the rules for life’s most important situations from bachelor parties and stress, to dealing with cops, pregnancy scares, piercings, lying, farting and much more.
But wait - there’s more! This season is all about the field test, as the Guy Code cast members head out to test the limits of the code during real life experiences, including everything from the joys of a spa visit, to shooting rifles at a gun range and even trying yoga for the first time. In addition, each episode will feature a new segment called #DontJudgeMe where panelists reveal embarrassing personal moments and guilty pleasures that many would never admit to; along with the return of the popular “Pro Tips” and “Good Ass Night” segments.
Other talent appearing in the series include: Alesha Reneé (“E! News Now,” “BET Now”), Andrew Schulz (comedian, MTV's “New Year's Eve Bash,” Music Choice's “Certified”), April Rose (model, Maxim “Hometown Hottie”), Charlamagne Tha God (radio personality, entertainer, producer), Damien Lemon (“Russell Simmons Presents the Ruckus”), Dean Edwards (comedian, “Saturday Night Live”), Donnell Rawlings (comedian, “Chappelle’s Show”), Jon Gabrus (comedian, MTV’s “The Substitute,” “Gabrus on Rugby”), Jordan Carlos (comedian, “I Just Want My Pants Back”), Lil Duval (comedian, “Hood State of the Union”) and Melanie Iglesias (model, Maxim “Hometown Hottie”).
The second season of “Guy Code” continues MTV2’s investment in an original programming destination on Tuesday nights at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT that launched with the first season of “Guy Code” and has continued with the original series “Nitro Circus Live” and “Hip Hop Squares.” Since then, the network has seen double digit time period increases with its core demos including +18% among P12-34 (.26) and +35% among M12-34 (.35). The first season of “Guy Code” remains the network’s highest-rated original series ever.
MTV2 is home to Malennials, featuring music, comedic and action-oriented original programming such as Hip Hop Squares, The DUB Magazine Project, 120 Minutes, Nitro Circus Live and the dominant hip-hop franchise, Sucker Free.
Available in approximately 80 million homes MTV2 is man's best friend. Since its launch in 1996, the network has reflected the subversive interests and behaviors of young men with a compelling and diverse programming line-up inspired by ordinary guys who do extraordinary things. MTV2 is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information, go to www.mtvpress.com or follow us on Twitter @MTVPress.
David Banner's appearance on Chin Injeti's "Peoples Mixtape" is the final advance single before its July 17 release via Wandering Worx as a free download. In the track "Peoples 2" produced by Chin, David Banner comes with a style far removed from his earlier works such as "Like A Pimp". "Play", and "Get Like Me". Weather it's the raw production of Chin's hard hitting drums and the ringing church organ that sounds anything but angelic, or just a musical change for Banner, the Mississippi MC approaches the record with aggression and heavy punchlines from a roaring voice box.
Timothy Rhyme x 2012 Underground Music Awards Nominee
I NEVER fwd messages. But I needed everyone to see it for themselves because I still dont believe its true. While on the road on this tour, things keep unfolding. As we settle in Seattle and log on to check emails, I stumble across a message about an awards show. I click it open, scroll down, and what do I see? Well go see for yourself (scroll down). I have been nominated West Coast Artist of the Year. This is no bootleg competition. This is an annual ceremony that focuses on artists that fail to get notoriety through mainstream media.
All I have to all of you is.....THANK YOU. Im nothing without the solid support of my friends and family. This is such an honor for me and to find this out while on my 1st nationwide tour is making this that much more memorable.