ONE OF THIS COUNTRY'S MOST PROMISING ARTIST'S TO DATE, RICTA, HAS ANNOUNCED HE WILL BE RELEASING HIS DEBUT LP 'SNACKS & DECEPTION' ON MAY 26th 2012, BOASTING A BUFFETT OF BOOM BAP BEATS FROM THE LIKES OF THE RETURNERS & JUSOUL AS WELL AS SELF PRODUCED TRACKS AND INTERNATIONAL GUEST APPEARANCES FROM CRAIG G, REKS & DIZZY DUSTIN.
Coventry, UK - Birmingham Bred, Coventry based rapper Ricta is currently recording his official debut album Snacks & Deception. One of this year's most anticipated albums; it drops May 26th, 2012 through Ricta's own Beat Back Records. Ricta's debut will be a silver plate served musical meal for Hip Hop fans, Classic boom-bap production and scratching alongside Ricta's real life experiences and stories means that the project will be overflowing with creative content.
Getting his first taste of hip hop coming up as a DJ / Graffiti writer in the Stalingrad twinned Coventry City, UK. Ricta studied the local scene intently, originally starting out as a DJ his focus would eventually turn from DJ'ing to becoming an Emcee, since then he has been hard at work both on the live circuit and in the studio.
Bringing an array of both self and guest-produced tracks Ricta is set to prove that boom bap beats are here to stay, combined with his distinctive voice, intelligent lyrics and a vibe reminiscent to that of rap's golden era a winning formula is undeniably here, forget gangsterism's and forced punch lines this is straight up, no gimmicks Hip Hop.
Ricta also boasts a capturing live show and is often joined on stage by fellow label mate (Beat Back Records) and rapper Idyllic, over recent years they have performed alongside the likes of... KRS-ONE, Akala, Kano, Ugly Duckling, GZA, Tinie Tempah, Jehst, Micall Parknsun, Plan B, Blackalicious, Wiley, Jaguar Skills, Rodney P & Skitz, Example, The SnowGoons & Many More as well as performing at many of the UK's top music festivals.
In 2009 he launched his own independent record label 'Beat Back Records' and secured sponsorship with the Midlands based music, arts and clothing collective 'SIKA Studios'. In April of 2010 Ricta released his first single 'Rock Caps' which was extremely well received and was consequently licensed for use on the BBC Television Programme 'No Hats No Trainers', as well as receiving much welcomed radio air-play. The release of the Expocate EP in July of the same year featured US rapper Rebel UN and Czech producer Drepo. This is only the beginning yet already Ricta has carved his own niche right into the side of the UK music.
Hood Platinum and G-Man Entertainment join forces to release the latest single from Double XL. "Troy P" is a song that will definitely having everybody getting out of their seat and is sure to heat up the airwaves in the upcoming months. Powered by Revo Media.
Qwazaar & Batsauce have released the 'Bat Meets Blaine Remixes' featuring remixes from Maker, Paten Locke, Willie Evans Jr, Jackson Jones, Pore, Silence, Wes Restless & Batsauce. This is only available as a free download from Galapagos4.
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Track list: 1. Thanks (Pore Remix) 2. A Choice (Paten Locke Remix) 3. I Know (Willie Evans Jr Remix) 4. Never Weaker (Maker Remix) 5. Chop Em Down (Batsauce Remix) 6. Shake (Batsauce Remix) 7. Eye To The Sky (Jackson Jones Remix) 8. If It Seems Wrong (Batsauce Remix) 9. Power (Silence Remix) 10. What Love (Wes Restless Remix) 11. I'm Gone (Batsauce Remix) 12. Style Be The King (Batsauce Remix)
DUB MD PROMOTIONS PRESENTS... PRAVERB 'PROFESSIONAL HOBBYIST' + INCL. ACAPELLAS // FEAT: DJ GRAZZHOPPA x DON STREAT PRODUCTION: MUNESHINE x INPHY x LX-BEATS + MORE
'Professional Hobbyist' is a ten track journey that examines a man who is a blue collar man by day and an emcee by night. The project highlights the struggles associated with vocation, educational goals, personal life and a time consuming hobby. I make it perfectly clear that I would rather make a living as an emcee as opposed to completing a Masters in Business Administration.
The album features production from This Is Tomorrow, Manu Beats, LX-Beats, Skipless, Muneshine and more. The Brainstormerscrewmate, DJ Grazzhoppa, adds scratch hooks on three of the ten tracks including the title track. The project also boasts a feature from long time collaborator Don Streat.
01.) My Journey 02.) Professional Hobbyist 03.) Blue Collar (feat. Don Streat) 04.) Everlasting Struggle 05.) For My People 06.) The Critic 07.) Nothing to Gain 08.) I Pray (Fall To My Knees) 09.) That's How It Is (feat. Don Streat) 10.) November 11th 11.) The Critic (Smimooz Remix)
Instrumentals: 12.) My Journey (Instrumental) 13.) Professional Hobbyist (Instrumental) 14.) Blue Collar (Instrumental) 15.) Everlasting Struggle (Instrumental) 16.) For My People (Instrumental) 17.) The Critic (Instrumental) 18.) Nothing to Gain (Instrumental) 19.) I Pray (Instrumental) 20.) That's How It Is (Instrumental) 21.) November 11th (Instrumental)
Media Alert: Slaughterhouse, MGK & 2 Chainz at SXSW
Courtesy Nancy B.
2012 marks Manhattan live music landmark S.O.B.s’ (Sounds of Brazil) thirtieth year in existence and to celebrate, they have partnered up with their talent booking and marketing team, Noizy Cricket!!, and world-renowned International Creative Management (ICM) as well as OGPR Marketing & Public Relations to provide an all star anniversary concert at this year’s SXSW, on Wednesday, March 14th. The show is to be held at 6th Street’s Malaia World Lounge.
The performance line-up, meant to showcase S.O.B’s commitment to musical diversity, includes acts like Miguel, Machine Gun Kelly, and 2 Chainz, as well as rap supergroup Slaughterhouse [Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5'9, Crooked I], Elle Varner, CJ Hilton, Maya Azuceña & Airplane Boys. Opening honors will be performed by warm-up alumn, Anthm. AllHipHop, who have supported S.O.B.’s with on-the-scene media coverage for the past decade, is the event’s media partner. YouHeardThatNew’s infamous founder, Low Key, will host the evening with 2DopeBoyz’s DJ Meka providing the musical backdrop in-between sets.
Media is encouraged to attend this momentous occasion in New York City’s music history at one of the nation’s biggest and best music festivals, SXSW. Attendance is free to all on a first come, first served basis with appropriate SXSW wristbands and select media will be given access to talent for interview purposes.