MP3: Savant f/ R.J. & Technique - "Cypher Pas De Trois"
Check point 3 of 2011... location: Chicago. Savant heads home and tabs the rising southside tandem R.J. & Technique for his most recent #CrashCourse leak, the "Cypher Pas De Trois". Forging a homage of sorts to one of hip hop's cornerstones, the cypher, the 3 emcees seamlessly trade bars over a beat box based, eargasm of an instrumental laced by Vancouver's rising sun, Ebrahim aka EebSoFresh.
Stream and download "Cypher Pas De Trois" (prod. by EebSoFresh) HERE:
Dallas Duo Preps For When Pigs Fly With Lead Single, Forthcoming Video
Dallas, Texas duo A.Dd+ (pronounced A.D.D., with the plus sign silent) is finally gearing up to release their long-awaited new project, When Pigs Fly, an album that will be released for free on March 28. The group, comprised of rappers Paris Pershun and Slim Gravy, worked diligently for the past year with producer Picnic Tyme, a member of Erykah Badu's Cannabinoids who has also produced for Devin the Dude and Johnny Polygon. When Pigs Fly flows through a mix of slang anthems, flirtatious tales, and more serious issues (financial struggle, incarceration) with a creative edge, both musically and lyrically, that has made the duo one of the most progressive groups to come from the scene in some time. "When Pigs Fly represents the impossible," explains Slim. "We're doing what people are scared to do in this Dallas music scene. We're making the impossible possible."
For "Likeamug," the lead single from When Pigs Fly, A.Dd+ brought along friend and fellow Dallas native Brown, of Sore Losers. "The song originated from a phrase we used when we were younger," says Paris. "Of course, it's a euphemism for 'like a muthaf*cka.' Brown of Sore Losers brought the phrase back on Twitter, and right at that same time we received a beat from Picnic titled 'Mugg,' so we ran with it." With a half-sung chorus courtesy of Paris and a beat comprised of thick synth bass lines and pounding drums, "Likeamug" immediately pulls fans into the group's unique, infectious sound, with Paris exclaiming that, "You ain't never seen nothing like this," before reassuring listeners: "Everything is A-OK when you're rocking with us."
In the coming weeks, fans can also look forward to a video for "Likeamug."
Block Starz Music LLC, www.blockstarzmusic.com, recording artist Throwback will appear on Chicago's Fusion Radio (WIIT 88.9 FM) on Saturday, February 19 to debut his top selling Internet single "Was It" featuring Rostrum/Atlantic Records recording artist Wiz Khalifa.
"Was It" is the best selling single from 2010's critically-acclaimed "East Coast Block Starz" compilation, and a breakout hit for Youngstown, OH native Throwback, who recently opened for Wiz Khalifa at two sold out shows at the House of Blues in Cleveland. Throwback, who has been previously featured as High Times Magazine's "Artist Of The Month", will also be opening for gangsta rap icon Snoop Dogg and guest Warren G on February 24 at Youngstown's Wedgewood Entertainment Center.
Wiz Khalifa's double platinum Steel City anthem "Black and Yellow" climbed to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart last week as fans eagerly await his major label debut "Rolling Papers" on March 29.
"Was It" by Throwback featuring Wiz Khalifa is now available for download on iTunes and Amazon at www.blockstarzmusic.com .
In Between EP Singles, Kyle Rapps Shows Of Humorous Side With Non-EP Track
As he continues to prep for his forthcoming EP, Re-Edutainment, a project revisiting the classic BDP album, Edutainment, Kyle Rapps holds us over with the fresh, non-EP track "Lazy Dayze" featuring long-time friend and rapper Silent Knight. This particular song, as the title would indictate, is of a more mellow strain and feeds off winter-ridden spirit's desire for the warm days of spring that are, we can all hope, just around the corner. "Lazy Dayze" is dominated by playful keys and synth lines that bounce back and forth while a steady beat, provided by producer Ray Contour, holds down the tempo. Over the beat Kyle Rapps can be heard flexing his comical abilities, opening with lines, "Turn letters like Vanna, never been to Montana / I'm already gifted son, the jokes on Santa." Inspiration on this track was simple for Rapps: "Some days are just lazy," says the New Jersey native, now residing in Harlem. "I wanted to bring the laid back, humorous vibes on this one. It takes me back to when I used to spark El's and write punchlines."
Kyle Rapps' debut EP, Re-Edutainment, produced entirely by Kev Brown and featuring Joell Ortiz, KRS-One, and U-N-I will drop on March 29th.