Today Cyrus Malachi drops his debut album "Ancient Future", it features wu tang affiliates such as Bronze Nazareth, Kevlaar 7 & darkim be allah and underground favourites like Ruste Juxx & Killa Sha (RIP).
Check out the latest video from the project - "Hell's Garrison's" which Features M9 & is produced by Endemic.
Following on from Amir Khan’s successful title defence against Marcos Maidana, WBA Super Lightweight World Champion Amir “King” Khan will return back to Manchester and continue his title defence against EBU Super Lightweight Champion Paul “Dudey” McCloskey at the Manchester Evening News Arena this Saturday April 16th.
Amir Khan fans will be familiar with his ring entrance theme tune which was recorded by legendary L.A. based rapper Mr. Capone-E. Amir and Capone-E met in L.A. when the fighter began training with Freddie Roach who also trains Manny Pacquaio.
On Hello Cruel World, Sole aka Tim Holland returns with the Skyrider Band for his first full length since the split with Anticon, and his third album with the Skyrider Band. While much was made of Sole leaving the Anticon empire he helped create, there's a refreshing, new found confidence and focus not seen since his now-classic albums Selling Live Water and Bottle of Humans. On Hello Cruel World sees Sole has assembled an army of the most exciting voices in indie culture to be apart of the new record, recruiting everyone from Lil B THEBASEDGOD, Xiu Xiu, Pictureplane, Sage Francis, Ceschi, and more, to create a pretty stunning tapestry that is a new high water mark in Sole's creative output. The first single, "Hello Cruel World," is now streaming on Sole's Soundcloud page. The album drops July 19th on cd, vinyl, and digital via Fake Four Inc., with the European release being handled by Equinox Records.
Perhaps even more interesting, listeners will notice that Sole has adopted the most deliberate flow of his career--abandoning the freewheeling, hyper-timed assaults of his earlier work in favor of a biting clarity and all around accessibility. The record draws on the wealth of his newly found freedom, tapping into the positivity and ethics of a DIY tradition he has always known and embraced throughout his career - transforming his past cynicism into a call to arms and personal empowerment. The Skyrider Band itself has been similarly transformed; trading in their dense soundscapes and organic touchstones for an impeccable attention to detail and more studio-centric productions.
On Sole and the Skyrider Band's last record, Plastique, Sole claimed, “I've been digging my grave since age 15.” Since then, he's been hard at work converting his grave into trenches that span from California to Barcelona, and the bottom of the ocean to the moon. Hello Cruel World occupies these trenches, steadfastly refusing to be flushed into a niche.
Sole and the Skyrider Band - Hello Cruel World Out July 19th on CD, LP, Digital via Fake Four Inc. Tracklist:
Napoleon (feat. Xiu Xiu) D.I.Y. Hello Cruel World Fire Bad Captain Swag (feat. Lil B & Pictureplane) We Will Not Be Moved (feat. Ceschi & Noah23) Possimism Home Ain't Shit (written by Pedestrian) Formal Designation 134340 Immortality Progress Trap (feat. Sage Francis) Vaya Con Diablo (feat. Isaiah Toothtaker, Metizo & Ceschi) Villon
TonyAs describes himself as an artist that has evolved over time, inspired by many and has now ultimately come into his own. The art started as a musician- Rapper turned Singer but TonyAs has also embraced his other passion- writing (as a song writing and feature writer). Formerly known as theSaint - TonyAs has taken it one step further opting to strip it $bare, go back to basics, whereas theSaint was a straight talking hip-hop artist, TonyAs the musician has embraced other influences and as well as rapping- also sings, adding another dimension to his works.
As a musician the style is charismatic, easy listening emotional type music, in his own words 'he wants people listening to be able to feel what he's saying- to empathise, whether having experienced it or witnessed the content of his verses'. Sound wise it's fundamentally hiphop- though his evolution as an artist has lead to incorporations of Reggae, Soul, Funk and other such genres. Lyrics are still his forte if you like, and he prides himself on being a vivid and lyricist. 2011 promises to be an interesting year, the SexDrugsPoetry brand grows from strength to strength, there's the music, the 'Y Is It' articles and videos that TonyAs himself produces. 2011 will see the release of his free download EP 'Introducing TonyAs' project. Singles to look out for include 'Back Into My Groove', 'Real Money' and 'Loving It'.
Atari Blitzkrieg - The Moments: Anniversary Sampler
Atari Blitzkrieg's "The Moments That Unfold Before Me In Life," is an EP that was set in motion a day after the devastating earthquake hit Japan to provide support to those affected and those who just want to vibe to new music. The sampler features production from Speech of Arrested Development, Krohme and Hiden Beatz, based out of Japan.
The full EP features guest appearances by Breez Evahflowin' and Walt Elson and production from Speech, Krohme, Hiden Beatz, magOwl, DJ AI, Jazz Spastiks, Digital Fiend & Atari Blitzkrieg.
Revolution Media Group brings to you the third video of the 3 part Formal Introduction video series for Phil The Thrill. In this video Phil gets a chance to let people know about his future aspirations.
Rapper KeeM The FranchiZe (Detroit, MI native | Houston, TX resident) and Producer D. DoRohnGough (Detroit,MI) join forces to present to you: Channel 1.
This free album is Hip Hop like you’ve never seen before. The concept is simple: Taking TV shows, both past and present, and creating a Hip Hop master piece.
Hip Hop’s newest phenom KeeM The FranchiZe along with new highly acclaimed producer D. DoRohn Gough, has created a superior album laced with dope tracks and lyrical content that’s unparalleled! This combination of TV shows, production, and rhymes is a force to be reckoned with.