Starting 2012 off with a bang, Rec Leauge's QM and Pudge team up to make No SleE.P.
This project is a combined effort between Rec League (CA) and Fab Deuce (TX). After several years of doing shows and recording together, the 2 mc's decided to put there energy into releasing an entire project. Both QM and Pudge definitely hold there own on this 6 song journey. The lyric content consists of booze, house parties, making money, sleeping with attractive women and hangovers.
No SleE.P is the album you want playing in your headphones when your blackout on a beach somewhere. The production is solid, combining sounds from some of the best producers that Cali and Texas have to offer. The Beats were made by Juicy The Emissary, A Sims, Grip Grand and TLit. This project has 2 guest appearances by Proe(Ca) and Ernie McCrackin(Tx).
Do your self a favor, crack open a tall can and give No SleE.P a listen. There is No Time Like Go Time.
Dallas duo A.Dd+ are currently in the midst of their first national tour, opening up for indie favorite Black Milk, and although the guys will be out on the road until the end of March, Paris Pershun and Slim Gravy are keeping the music coming, this time with a song called "Can't You See." The song, produced by Nick Nack, will appear on the Austin DJ/producer's forthcoming album, State Machine, which will be released in the coming weeks via Crowd Control Records.
J Rawls Presents...The Liquid Crystal Project 3 (+ New Track)
Courtesy Nature Sounds.
Multitalented producer J Rawls is best known for his work in Hip-Hop, but his skills extend far beyond the genre. In 2005 he began to explore neo-soul with The Essence Of Soul, and he's since released two albums from his acclaimed Jazz/Hip-Hop fusion band The Liquid Crystal Project. Now, Liquid Crystal is back with a new album from the quintet consisting of J Rawls (on the production), B Jazz (on the keys), Rob Riley (on the drums), Eddie Bayard (on the saxophone), and Charles Cooper (also on the saxophone). The Liquid Crystal Project 3 hits stores everywhere on April 10th, 2012 via Groove Attack / Polar Ent / Greenstreets.
Like previous Liquid Crystal albums, LCP3 explores sounds, beats, and rhythms with jazz instrumentation alongside an undeniable Hip-Hop influence. Tributes to De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest highlight the seamless genre-hopping, which mixes elements of Jazz, Hip-Hop, Soul, Funk, and even Downtempo. "This time we expanded our sound using more musical interpretation and more vibrant sounds," explains Rawls. With all four members back, plus a special appearance by onetime George Duke and Ramsey Lewis trumpeter Pharez Whitted, The Liquid Crystal Project 3 is a smooth-like-butter musical experience that defies classification. As Rawls puts it: "It's just good music."
Cormega calls the Mega Philosophy collaborative project with Large Professor "a life-long dream," adding "I've recorded so many tracks with Large Professor; one of the most recent was 'Journey.' Everytime I drop a verse on a Large Pro track, the response is always crazy. We have great chemistry! It's an honor to actually collaborate on a project with him."
"Napoleonic Language" by Napoleon Da Legend (@TeamNDL) is the lead track from the upcoming project: "Thermal Soundwaves presents: Timeless Beat Jackers" brought to you by the Radio Boys (C.Truth, Kev Lawrence @Kev_Lawrence) which pays tribute to some of their favorite hip hop beats featuring new artist who've appeared on the Thermal Soundwaves Show (@thermalsoundwav).