Once just youngers in the grime scene, RASCALS (formerly know as Lil’ Rascals) have come a long way down the music road. The group, made up of MCs Shizz, Tempz, Merkz and singer, Kay Willz, are now signed to EMI and are on a new leg of their adventure.
Cashus Flow is no stranger to writing and recording tracks- but today (Aug. 28th) marks the official release of the Northern Virginia native's first, fully mixed and mastered album "Lamplighter's Delight". The project's features include guest verses by Mike Zoot, John Robinson (Lil Sci), and El Da Sensei- and an impressive list of talented producers (J Rawls, Panik, and DJ Spinna- to name a few).
7evenThirty - Mysterious Business (feat. Sleepy Will & Kamikaze)
Courtesy Mello Music Group.
Surviving in hip-hop is easy, you have skills and you have beats, the rest falls into place, right? If only it were so simple. Mississippi firebrand 7evenThirty takes a break from demolishing civilizations to shed light on the harsh climate of rap music on a leak from his upcoming concept album, Heaven’s Computer.
Coolzey Is Back w/ "Coolzey & The Search for Hip-Hop Hearts"
Courtesy Ballin PR.
After releasing his genre-defying yet hip-hop rooted full-length debut album The Honey in January of 2010, emcee-producer Coolzey presents two of his latest eclectic and left-field projects: First, Coolzey and the Search for the Hip Hop Hearts, a collaboration of Coolzey on vocals with 12 different notable indie hip-hop producers such as Crown City Rockers, Copywrite, J.Rawls, and Giant Panda. All recorded over a period of 12 weeks in 2010, each track was conceived, written, recorded, (with their own accompanying music video) in one week. The project was revived with a Kickstarter campaign which raised $3000 to put the video out on a designer CD/DVD combo pack with top-notch art by amazing Bay Area graphic designer Jennifer Cummins-Hennesy.
The second of the side projects, Live from the Cave @ Dougman, is entirely different but equally inspired. On Live...Coolzey spills his soul onto a dilapidated cassette 4-track in a windowless room in Echo Park in the form of lo-fi rock/blues/punk, then takes it into local Bedrock studios to be groomed and tickled with keys and saxophone by engineer Eugene Toale (known for studio work with Kanye West, Raekwon the Chef, and Black Apples among others).
Coolzey is an artist who marches to the beat of his own drum. Impossible to categorize, he's been releasing music on his own label Public School Records, and has managed to amass an underground following worldwide, charting in the top ten for months on many college radio stations in the US. Since his debut release, The Honey he's been traveling back and forth between his Midwest project, a gut rehabilitation house in southeastern Iowa, and a life in LA writing screenplays and acting, national tours with Raashan Ahmad, Akil of Jurassic 5, Sadat X of Brand Nubian, and Joe Jack Talcum of Dead Milkmen, and releasing the debut Grism album, a rock and roll collaboration with members of pop-punk up-and-comers Lipstick Homicide of which he is the front-man.
His second full-length is slated for a January 2013 release. In the meantime, check out the latest Hip-Hop Hearts and Live from the Cave from a musician who's imagination knows no bounds.
The Man With The Iron Fists Soundtrack Available 10/23
Courtesy 'Stache Media.
RZA ENLISTS THE WU-TANG CLAN, KANYE WEST, THE BLACK KEYS, CORRINE BAILEY RAE, PUSHA T & MORE
First Single "Built For This" by Method Man, Freddie Gibbs & StreetLife
Serviced To Mixshow Radio Today
The Action-Adventure Hits Theaters on November 2, 2012
New York, NY - The Man With The Iron Fists soundtrack and score will be released on October 23 via Soul Temple Records/STAX/RED Distribution. In addition to making his debut as a big-screen director, co-writer and leading man for the action-adventure, RZA also acted as executive producer for the soundtrack and score albums along with Quentin Tarantino and others. RZA enlisted The Wu-Tang Clan, Kanye West, The Black Keys, Corrine Bailey Rae, Pusha T and more for the soundtrack. The first single, "Built For This," by Method Man, Freddie Gibbs & StreetLife will be serviced to mixshow radio today.
RZA recently discussed the making of the film's unique score at Comic-Con 2012, explaining: "We went and got some of The Wu-Tang original songs...we took out a lot of stuff that was in it, and we re-orchestrated it." "STAX also came on board to help us out, and they gave me about 10 of their famous STAX cues, songs from William Bell, from Isaac Hayes, from Mable John." "So you're going to have a great time listening to this movie as a soundtrack." RZA chose to launch the soundtrack and score albums via his latest music industry venture, Soul Temple Records. Soul Temple releases will reflect independence, authenticity and artistry, engaging all elements of the creative community.
The Man With The Iron Fists Track Listing -subject to change
1. The Black Keys / RZA "The Baddest Man Alive" 2. Ghostface Killah / M.O.P / Pharoahe Monch "Black Out" 3. Kanye West "White Dress" 4. The Revelations feat. Tre Williams "I Forgot To Be Your Lover" 5. Talib Kweli / RES "Get Your Way (Sex as a Weapon)" 6. Raekwon / Ghostface Killah / Kool G. Rap "Rivers of Blood" 7. Method Man / Freddie Gibbs / StreetLife "Built for This" 8. 24 Carat Black "Poverty's Paradise" 9. Killa Sin "The Archer" 10. RZA / Flatbush Zombies "Just Blowin' In The Wind" 12. Corrine Bailey Rae "Chains" 13. Pusha T / Raekwon "Tick Tock" 14. Frances Yip "Green is the Mountain" 15. The Wu-Tang Clan "Six Directions of Boxing" 16. Mabel John "Your Good Thing Is About To End"
Quentin Tarantino presents The Man With The Iron Fists, an action-adventure inspired by kung-fu classics as interpreted by his longtime collaborators RZA and Eli Roth. Making his debut as a big-screen director, co-writer and leading man, RZA--alongside an exciting international cast led by Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu--tells the epic story of warriors, assassins and a lone outsider hero who all descend on one fabled village in China for a winner-takes-all battle for a fortune in gold. The film arrives in theaters on November 2, 2012.
The Next 48 Hours With Rick Ross: God Forgives, I Don't Pt. 2
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On day 2 with Rick Ross, "The Bawse" visits Fuse TV, has an in-store album signing at J&R Music World, interview at Sirius/XM Radio and an Album Release party at Perfections with Wale, Meek Mill, Stalley and the rest of MMG. Surprise guest include Ashanti, DJ Khaled, Gunplay, French Montana, Gunplay, Torch.