“REPORTING LIVE” FEATURES APPEARANCES FROM FREEWAY, SAIGON, FASHAWN & ETERNIA WITH PRODUCTION FROM ODDISEE, SNOWGOONS, APOLLO BROWN & THE AUDIBLE DOCTOR
Honing in on the modern man’s struggle, Journalist 103 uses his words to paint vivid pictures of peril, inspiration and overcoming hardship. As the lyricist behind The Left’s critically acclaimed 2010 opus, Gas Mask, Journalist maneuvered through obscurity and rose to infamy as one of Detroit’s most celebrated narrators. Throughout the years, he has shared the mic with legends such as Kool G Rap and even lent his voice to the opening track on Proof’s out-of-print Detroit classic and now collector’s item, Electric Coolaid Acid Testing.
As his name suggests, Journalist 103 is able to articulate his point of view like a true professional, never relying on cheap frills to captivate listeners. “Journalist is a perfectly-titled MC because his raps have no gimmicks….but keep the listener coming back for more because they’re expertly-arranged, compellingly delivered, and contain real substance,” declares RapReviews.com. The past two years have been incredible for Journalist, as his album alongside producer Apollo Brown and DJ Soko, collectively known as The Left, garnered a 92 (out of 100) from OkayPlayer.com, reached the number 1 position on KevinNottingham.com’s staff picks for the Top 10 Albums of the Year, and has earned select spots in both DJ Premier and HipHopDX’s rankings for top albums of 2010.
Journalist 103 continues his investigative report on the human psyche and charters new territory on his solo debut, Reporting Live, to be released via Babygrande Records. “It is definitely a privilege and an honor to be putting this album out on Babygrande Records” remarks Journalist. “Sharing the Roster with the likes of Freeway and the legendary GZA makes everything up to this point all worth the while” he adds. Featuring guest appearances from Freeway, Saigon & Fashawn, and production from Snowgoons, Apollo Brown, Oddisee, The Audible Doctor, and more, Journalist 103 returns to boast lyrics straight from the headlines of an eye-opening periodical.
Divinity Roxx - The Roxx Boxx Experience EP - DL or Stream
Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.
Divinity Roxx is proud to present the free download for her newly released Rock/Hip Hop EP, The Roxx Boxx Experience! We now have a Soundcloud embeddable player for stream/download and a player and download on on DivinityRoxx.com!
Mega Ran: Faculty Lounge Remix, LAv3 Cover, Comics and More
What up! Thank you ALL for coming out to the west coast shows. I had a blast. got a few things to share and I'll be out of your way:
1. FACULTY LOUNGE REMIX feat. Donwill, Sammus and Homeboy Sandman
Today's exclusive is a remix of last month's banger “Faculty Lounge," and adds 200% more awesomeness, with verses by fellow teachers-turned-rappers Homeboy Sandman, Donwill (of the group Tanya Morgan) and female phenom Sammus. The DN3 beat maintains its gritty luster, and the scratches and cuts by Phoenix's own DJ LES735 complete the formula.
As a teacher, I can recall many days of lamenting over the lack of resources, only to find that many other educators had the same or even worse circumstances in their own classrooms. We all know the hard times that teachers face, especially today.
With a sound all his own and only in his early 20s, Neako has already worked with the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Juicy J, Bun B, Curren$y, Harry Fraud and many more. Since 2009, Neako has released 13 mixtapes, consisting of over 200 songs. Most recently, Neako gave back to his loyal supporters by releasing the tapes LOUDpack: Michael 4 and Ess Ess. Critics have unanimously gravitated towards Neako's unique style, as Erin Duncan of XXL declared, "the style and varying levels of otherworldliness has become Neako's forte, as he's not shy about his penchant for smoke and staying fly." Neako was featured in the coveted "Show & Prove" section of XXL Magazine, which asserted, "Neako shows he has a solid flow, tough punchlines and drawl that's sure to have listeners under his influence." He was also named a "Top Artist For 2012" by JENESIS Magazine, and has drawn an overwhelming amount of praise from fans and critics alike. As Ernest Estime of The Source states, "If you do not know him, get familiar with him." Fans can catch Neako live at the following venues; opening for Freeway on his 'Diamond In The Ruff' Tour - October 24 at Church in Boston and November 1st at Key Club in Los Angeles. Neako's These Are The Times album release partywill be November 27th at Santos in New York.
1. Winners Spirit
3. The Trip
4. Going UP (feat. Fresh Moss)
5. I Made It All
6. LVLs (Ready For This) (feat. BxB)
7. Everything's Good
8. If You Wanna
9. To The Max
10. Morals (feat. Barry Bondz)
11. Super Bowl
12. I Am (feat. NASA)
13. All A Dream (feat. K2)
14. Just Like I Thought
15. If We Ever
Video: Stu Bangas & Vanderslice - "Vikings" Ft. Apathy & Wais P
Courtesy Audible Treats.
Stu Bangas & Vanderslice are still riding high on the success of their recent album, Diggaz With Attitude, released in late summer via Man Bites Dog Records. The album, which has been met with high acclaim and strong reviews, featured the likes of Roc Marciano, The Alchemist, Evidence, Vinnie Paz, Celph Titled, Planet Asia, La Coka Nostra, and more, including Apathy and Wais P, both of whom appear on the latest single from the album, "Vikings," released today.
New York City is the Mecca of fashion, art, and creativity, so it's no surprise that Ferrari SnowDay, a groundbreaking duo who blend dance, soul & hip hop music, reside --and find inspiration--there. Fresh off the release of their album Wasabi (August 2012), today the two are releasing a new single, "Who Gettin Money Now?" from the project. Wasabi, featuring collaborations with Nina Sky, Skip Rage, Cokane Jones, Telli of Ninjasonik, Bobby 2 Flee and Swizzy Swinton amongst others, came out last month and have garnered the duo some press. The track "Cameras coming out" was featured on MTV's "The Pauly D Project".
Stranger Day's "Southern Drawl" is a Must! New Video!
Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.
Check out Stranger Day's new video for "Southern Drawl" featuring Elevator Jay and produced by Krazy Figz below! This song appears on Stranger Day's Vice Matters project, which will be available for download on October 30, 2012!