LA Hip-Hop Producer LD Links Up w/ Chali 2na, Aceyalone, Rakaa, & Ariano for "Look In the Mirror"
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Southern California producer and DJ Leigh Snyder aka LDontheCut releases the first single "Look In the Mirror" off his November LP. The funky, bass driven banger features other west coast notables Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), Aceyalone, Rakaa Iriscience (Dilated Peoples), and Ariano.
"My main inspiration for this video was trying to create a visual novel or book," Jahzel explains, "We wanted to really give a look of someone who was locked in a room, and has gone mad writing pages upon pages of stories." The song's introspective and deeply personal lyrics lent to a visual style that capitalized on his desire to share where he comes from and what he has learned.
KILT 2 comes on the heels of some very exciting recent months for Iamsu!. After a 2012 that saw him named as one of SPIN's Best New Artists and win accolades for his $uzy 6 $peed mixtape, 2013 opened with a bang, releasing his Million Dollar Afro mixtape, a collaborative effort with Compton rapper Problem. Iamsu! performed at The FADER Fort at SXSW and embarked on his first ever headline tour, a 12-date run, alongside Problem, that capped off with a VICE-sponsored performance in New York City. He's produced and collaborated with Wiz Khalifa; his breakout solo cut, "Mobbin," is a mainstay on MTV Jams; he just recently released a video for the Juvenile-featuring single "100 Grand."
Audimatic (The Audible Doctor & maticulous) "The Manual" EP
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What up!! I wanted to hit you with a brand new 6 track EP from myself (The Audible Doctor) & maticulous as our duo Audimatic. maticulous on the beats and The Audible Doctor on the rhymes. Be on the look out for a new single coming soon!
Video: Dope Means "War On Terror" (produced by C-Lance)
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The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania duo of Crumb and JustTraxx better known as Dope Means are unveiling their debut LP Government Funded onto the world on 6-18-2013. The group is led by MC Crumb who joined the Army and was deployed to Iraq and recently returned to the States. Crumb used his paychecks from “Operation New Dawn 11-12” to fund this LP, which focuses on corruption, the politics of war and all aspects of life and their love of their home town Pittsburgh.
Chaotik Stylz spent the majority of his formative years shuttling back and forth between Buffalo, NY and Los Angeles, CA and did so by navigating between two different worlds; the suburbs of Buffalo and the inner-city of LA. “My upbringing was odd to say the least. I was primarily raised by my mother, who was an actress who later became a school teacher and when she passed away after a long-battle with Lupus it unleashed a monster inside of me. My father, left for Los Angeles when I was a kid, needless to say it created issues” states Chaotik.
Chaotik started emceeing at the age of 16 with his crew in Buffalo and after his Mother passed away it lit a fire in him which propelled him to take his gift more seriously. After linking up with M.E.D., Chaotik was introduced to Oh No and thru the wizardy of technology received a beat-tape from Oh No that would inspire him to start crafting the material that would eventually become The Subliminal Substance LP. The initial recording stages of the project soon thereafter lead to Chaotik holing up at Oh No’s studio in Oxnard, CA “We worked the entire time I was there, all I did was choose beats and rhyme during that trip. However, as the process played out, most of the original beats I picked during those sessions were scrapped and new ones were selected. The time I spent out there changed me as an artist and started me on the path I'm currently now on” Chaotik laments.
Since the completion of his LP, Chaotik has stepped into a new arena and begun on a path of sobriety, but The Subliminal Substance is full of drug and alcoholic rage; pain of loss, mental issues and a "Chaotik" lifestyle. Chaotik offers “The Subliminal Substance centers on the idea that Hip-Hop music has become a highly addictive, yet dangerous drug which is ruining the spirit of its listeners; it has become a shadow of its former self and this is my ode to its glory days and hope that the art-form will return to its greatness.”