Our brand-new body of work will be soon available "AMEERica - True.Good.Beautiful" and at the mercy of the ears of the world. We had fun in the process of creating this project alongside with dealing with setbacks and everyday life issues which heavily influenced the sound. Ameer humbly let's you further into his life, loves and mishaps with that being said there is so much more life to live out God willing. Join us and engage in something that when you walk away you know you walked away with some food and dessert for the heart & soul.
Last year, Kyle Rapps broke out with two impressive projects, his Kev Brown-produced Re-Edutainment EP and his Air-sampling On Air mixtape, a collection of projects that found the Harlem-based upstart collaborating with the likes of Talib Kweli, Joell Ortiz, KRS-One, and more. The first half of 2012 has been equally busy, and has seen Kyle branch out as he continues to work with new collaborators, the most recent of which is producer Diwon. Together, the rapper and producer released their Tyrone Gosling EP, a free project inspired by the 2011 thriller Drive, and now, they're prepping a new mixtape, Syndication, to be released this fall, which pulls its samples from a variety of classic TV theme songs.
LMFAO's multi-platinum "Party Rock Anthem" which was co-written, produced by and features Goonrock celebrates its 67th week on the Billboard Top 100
Goonrock with LMFAO's Skyblu and Redfoo at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards
Goonrock continues to ride high on the popularity of the LMFAO's multi-platinum "Party Rock Anthem", the track which he co-wrote, produced and on which he is featured. The track has been on Billboard's Top 100 Chart for a total of 67 weeks (29 of those weeks on the Top 10 Chart). It is only the third title to hold this spot, and needs only ten more weeks to take the record for most weeks on the Top 100 Chart from Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours".
"Party Rock Anthem" has won a slew of awards this year from a Kid's Choice Award to multiple ASCAP and Billboard Awards. Featured in the film "21 Jump Street", the track also won an MTV Movie Award. Additional honors include being named Workout Song of the Year by Men's Health and Gold's Gym.
The video for "Party Rock Anthem" is among the Top 10 Most Viewed Videos on YouTube with a staggering 459,775,703 views (and counting).
Goonrock's latest projects include producing two tracks, "Goin' In" and "Clothes Off" for Jennifer Lopez. She performed "Goin' In", which was also co-written by Goonrock, featuring Flo Rida, on the season finale of American Idol. The track is also featured in the upcoming film Step Up Revolution, the fourth installment of the hit dance film franchise. He's also been working in the studio with YouTube sensation and breakout chart-topper Carly Rae Jepsen.
Dan-e-o's NEW VIDEO! Serial Killer (Inspired by "Dexter")
Directed by Kev Major and edited by XCON of Will X, "Serial Killer" is Dan-e-o's first solo music video of 2012! Inspired by the hit TV series "Dexter" and the Snoop Dogg track of the same name, Dan-e-o's brand new banger puts ALL MC's on notice!
Take a listen to "My Life" the first single from Lyriciss upcoming The Balance: Heart EP. Produced by Slimkat79, "My Life" flips the classic Roy Ayers song Sunshine. The sample was previously used by Mary J Blige's "My Life." The Balace: Heart, the third EP in The Balance series, will be available online August 21st exclusively through DJBooth.net.
Everlast Premieres New Video For Little Miss America on Yahoo
Grammy-winner EVERLAST has premiered his new video for "Little Miss America” online with Yahoo Music at http://yhoo.it/MiM0xC . The song is latest single from his new studio album “Songs of the Ungrateful Living”, which was released through Everlast’s own label Martyr Inc. Records, in partnership with EMI Music, and is available online at http://bit.ly/pCPSdX .
Although there have been albums in between, “Songs of the Ungrateful Living” is the spiritual follow-up to his 1998 breakthrough, the multi-platinum “Whitey Ford Sings the Blues”, an eclectic mix of rock, blues, country, pop and hip-hop, which topped the Billboard charts and sold more than 3 million copies on the strength of its crossover hit, “What It’s Like.” “Songs of the Ungrateful Living” lead single, “I Get By” has been hailed as an anthem for these troubled times, and prompted Vibe Magazine to proclaim, “On his sixth solo studio work the groundbreaking white MC is making a no-nonsense return-to-form.”
EVERLAST emerged as a member of Ice-T’s Rhyme Syndicate for his 1990 solo album, "Forever Everlasting" then formed the pioneering rap group House of Pain with friends DJ Lethal and Danny Boy. Signed to legendary dance and hip-hop label Tommy Boy Records, the group went multi-platinum with their self-titled 1992 debut which produced the legendary rap classic “Jump Around.”
In 2000 Everlast penned the song “Put Your Lights On” won a Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal Grammy for his collaboration with Carlos Santana, “Put Your Lights On.” More recently, Everlast was recruited by Nancy Miller, creator and executive producer for the TNT series “Saving Grace,” starring Holly Hunter, to create the show’s theme song, for which EVERLAST was nominated for an EMMY.
Z Releases New Song With Nas and Now Touring South America
After an incredible two weeks in Europe with Hip-Hop legend Nas, Z is off to South America!! You can still catch them in the US on the following dates:
Mon 7/16 - New York, NY - David Letterman (Check your local tv listings for channel and showtime) Tues 7/24 - Los Angeles, CA - Jimmy Kimmel (Check your local tv listings for channel and showtime) Sun 8/19 - San Bernardino, CA - Rock The Bells, NOS Complex Sun 8/26 - Mountain View, CA - Rock The Bells , Shoreline Amphitheater Sun 9/02 - Holmdel, NJ - Rock The Bells , PNC Bank Arts Center
"Z’s percussive twists and razorwire guitar licks bring an extra layer of menace to the urban classic." said UK blog The Skinny. In case you missed all the tweets and blogs who were awed by Z's energy with Nas, here are a few video links from the Paris show.
Next Z will be in South America on the mega tour "Illutionist" as they have produced, composed and arranged the entire soundtrack.
About Z Z -– Band, and galactic believers from Long Beach, California. Nas’ live band debuts their album, and after performing in front of a 30,000 seat sold-out venue at the Sydney Opera house, industry buzz surrounds the self-released album “Arize - The Prequel.” Currently “Z” is on the "The Illusionists" international magic tour that includes cities in Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina.
Formerly known as "Mulatto". Z is an onward-looking, fresh balance of international dance, hip hop, 70's jazz, and 80's pop music. "We are believers in possibility. When we compose our music, we think of the vast world we've seen, and dream of the limitless universe and the creations we add to it."
The result of Z's mixed genres and modalities is what they call “Galaxy Music,” a statement that alludes to the goal of being the first band to play in outer space. Z is well on that path, scoring big gigs along the way as NaS’ touring band, also appearing on the rapper's "Untitled" studio album. They have been featured on the Late Show with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live with Nas, Kanye West, Keri Hilson, and Lil' Wayne; they've performed with Jay-Z, Tech N9ne, Pete Rock, Mario, Kenny Lattimore and Chante Moore in shows across the globe.
Lead singer, Eddie Cole, embodies the group’s stamp in music history lore- as he is the great-nephew of jazz legend Nat 'King' Cole. In fact, as the band's front-man, Cole is a dynamic triple threat; co-producing most of the group's music, rapping in lyrical droves, and employing a vintage velvet singing voice borrowed from his late great-uncle.
Dustin Moore (Neon Phoenix), bassist and Grammy-nominated producer, heads much of their musical direction. His unique style can sound like Michael Jackson, Common, Miles Davis, and Pink Floyd thrown into a blender at high speed.
Trumpet/keyboardist Tom Terrell and drummer Margis Miles round out the group, which began in 2005 when they met in their high school's jazz band.
In 2010, Z was the featured band and arrangers in a Broadway-style production of "Man In The Mirror," a Michael Jackson tribute show that toured globally. The current touring project, "The Illusionists," is a modern, high-energy, high-art magic show production in which they composed the original score.
The band name and symbol is comprised of inverse numeral 7’s to form the letter Z. We chose Z because it's not justa name; the imagery represents us in various ways. The letter Z stands for the omega, as in the alpha and omega, beginning and end. The ‘end’ suggests transformation, so we, in essence, represent transformation. And our bottom line is the message. We aim to create enchantment and electricity from a zealous and hopeful place that believes."
Z delivers their debut experimental-pop album, "ARIZE - The Prequel" as a free online download. For music, video, photos, and more, take a journey to Planet Z at www.iBelieveInZ.com .