De La Soul's Plug 1 & Plug 2 'We Made It' Video Skit + 'First Serve' Album Cover
Courtesy Matt B.
First they brought you ‘The Goon Time Mixtape’ blasting from a late-night house party in a Parisian suburb. Then we saw our heroes getting endless grief from Deen’s overbearing mother in the Mrs. Whitter skit. That was all just a taste of things to come from De La Soul’s Plug 1 & Plug 2 present ‘First Serve’; a dynamic hip-hop group, an album, a concept, the soundtrack to a movie that has yet to be made and a fable for our times.
‘First Serve’ is many things, but at its heart it is the story of two young boys from Queens, New York with big dreams and larger rhymes. Two friends, Deen Whitter (aka Plug 2 / Dave) and Jacob ‘Pop Life’ Barrow (aka Plug 1/ Pos), friends from seventh grade, are by their own admission, “different, but the differences seem to complement everything we do.” Their name ‘First Serve’ comes from their motto, “First come, First Serve, get what you deserve.”
After years of laying down demos and mixtapes on the hustle in the hip-hop game, we get the next instalment from their world in the form of the ‘We Made It’ skit. All the hard work has finally paid off – Jacob and Deen have hit the big time signing to Goon Time Records to become the next new thing to hit the airwaves.
Due to hit the streets worldwide on April 2nd, through Duck Down Music in North America & Pias in all other territories, the ‘First Serve’ album tells the story of two dreamers in a basement struggling to start their musical career, the battles they face, through to the point that they eventually release their debut single, ‘make it big’ and their hard work and persistence finally pays off. As we know that is rarely where the story ends and the story of ‘First Serve’ is no different. Taking place in an animated world that could have been imagined by Hawley Pratt on Magic Mushrooms, the high spirited and often hilarious journey is pure old school hip-hop; skits, disco, beats, funk, quips, burns and hustlin’ all included. Ain’t nothing gonna stop us now...
MP3/Video: Fly Moon Royalty - "Back To You" + "Piece of Me (Live)"
Courtesy Audible Treats.
Fly Moon Royalty will release their new album, Fly Moon Royalty, a week from today, on February 6th via Sportn Life Records. Before the self-titled project hits shelves, the Seattle duo of singer AdraBoo and producer Action Jackson are excited to release one final single, "Back To You."
Fly Moon Royalty also recently took to the studio, performing a live version "Piece Of Me," a new song from the duo that will not be included on their self-titled album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcGxnoDVxqQ .
Ill Essense whom is under Wes Fif’s Street Smart Music umbrella has released his second official music video, “I'm The Man.” The song features Wes Fif and will be featured on his new mixtape “Ill-uminati.” It will be due out very soon!
"Hood Platinum's own Double XL releases another track off of his Man On Fire mixtape. Cry, is a soulful masterpiece that talks about some of the everyday hardships that everybody goes through in life." - Revo
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I love Heartbeat by Childish Gambino but it was just too mellow to play in the clubs. I put the midas touch on it and BOOM goes the DYNAMITE! All my DJ buddies, I hope you can add this to your playlists and rock this at your next club gig. Everyone else, let me know what you think and show me some love by posting it up on your blogs or sharing the links with your friends on your twitter or facebook. ENJOY!
Mixtape: Sean Born - "909 Jack: BTS Pause Mix" w/ Peter Rosenberg
Courtesy Mello Music Group.
In true Low Budget fashion we take it back to dual tape decks. DJ Marshall Law and host Peter (PMD) Rosenberg get you familiar with Sean Born on this throwback featuring new, unreleased and random joints. Sean Born is preparing for the release of his debut album "Behind The Scale" February 14th.
Tracklisting 1. PMD 2. Invisible Hate (The Dope Jam) -feat. And Prod. By Early Reed 3. Never too late- feat. Kenny Cold - Prod. By Kev Brown 4. From my Porch -Prod By Kev Brown 5. Ready Rock (I wanna rock freestyle) feat. Kenny Cold 6. Isaac Jones Intro - Prod By Kev Brown 7. Rappin'- Kaimbr and Kev Brown feat Sean Born (The Alexander Green Project) 8. The Trenches - Hassaan Mackey feat Sean Born (from the Daily Bread Album produced by Apollo Brown ) 9. Strawberry Diesel (Fuck Blunt Wraps) Prod. By Early Reed 10. This Home feat Kenny Cold, Kaimbr and 'Toine of DTMD - Prod. By Kaimbr 11. Codeine Dreams feat. Kaimbr and Kenny Cold- Prod. By Early Reed 12. Jim Kelly Feat. 'Toine of DTMD Prod. By Early Reed 13. Go Hard - Prod by Kev Brown 14. Bullshit feat Hassaan Mackey - Prod by Kev Brown 15. The Combination - Kaimbr and Kev Brown feat Low Budget- Prod By Kev Brown (The Alexander Green Project) 16. Solid- Kaimbr and Kev Brown feat Isaac Jones- Prod By Kev Brown (The Alexander Green Project) 17. Look- Isaac Jones - Prod. By Kev Brown 18. YellowCake - Feat. Early Reed and Kenny Cold- Prod by Early Reed 19. Isaac Jones Outro- Prod. By Kev Brown
Being an artist is rough. Point blank. There are so many things that the public don't and won't ever see. I have tremendous amounts of respect for artists that stay driven and focused and can withstand the pressures that come along with being an entertainer.
I made this song to specifically address the issue of staying driven. Opportunities come and go but what makes me want to keep pushing? At the end of the day, I love what I do. I truly love this. The ups and the downs. The ins and the outs. The lessons learned and the journey I've gotten to experience is priceless. This song can relate to anybody that simply loves what they do. No matter what the world might say, you have to be true to yourself and keep your own happiness in the foreground.
The video link below gives a rare glimpse into the actual formation of songs that can touch people. Being able to work with Leksbeat has been an honor and I hope we continue to make classic music together. Feel free to leave me comments / feedback.
Timothy Rhyme x Leksbeat - "Comes & Goes" (Promo Video)