Only two weeks removed from the release of their new album, Heroes In The Healing Of The Nation, trio Zion I & The Grouch are excited to unveil the video for the album's second single, "Drop It On the 1." In addition to the new video, Z&G are readying the second leg of what has been a nearly sold out "Heal the Nation Tour," with dates coming up throughout the Midwest and East Coast throughout April and into early May (more info found below). For the tour, Zion I & The Grouch have partnered with local organizations in each city, donating a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales on their website.
MP3: Pep Love And Cold Showda - "Easy 2 Find" Prod. By Unjust
Hiero And Chosen Few Come Together For Second Song From The Mansion Series
Sporting 1980's garb for the single cover art, in vein of Spike Lee's film Do The Right Thing, the tone is set from the jump for the latest single in The Mansion series, with Cold Showda (of Chosen Few) dressed as Spike and Pep Love as Radio Raheem. Harkening back to a similar era, the new single "Easy 2 Find," produced by Unjust of Chosen Few, features jazz horn chops and vibrant electric piano over a powerful drum break. Neither rapper holds back, attacking with a fast flow and intricate rhyme schemes. "Psychological warfare I feel for assault/ Well I'm exactly what your band not /Got me off of your mix like a ham hock/ beans and cornbread OH to Oakland," raps Cold Showda, dropping reference to the respective hometowns of Chosen Few and Hiero. The song represents "a battle between love and hate," says Showda in regard to the "oversaturated, regurgitated music of today."
Keeping in line with the single artwork, fans can also look forward to a video for "Easy 2 Find," echoing the Spike Lee concept.
Canibus & Keith Murray - "The Undergods" on May 31st
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Underground legends Canibus & Keith Murray plan to release the follow up to last years self-titled “Undergods” EP on May 31st. “In Gods We Trust, Crush Microphones To Dust”, the full length effort by The Undergods is Executive Produced by Erick Sermon (in conjunction with Canibus & Keith) and A&R’d by M-Eighty of Wu-Tang Meets The Indie Culture, The Academy, and 4 HRSMN fame. In addition to appearances by Tech N9ne, Crooked I & Planet Asia, the beats are supplied by Erick Sermon, Jake One and more. With all of these key players lending their skills to this project, “In Gods We Trust” is a virtual “who’s-who” of the underground.
With the first single “Undergods Roll” produced by Jake One, Canibus & Keith lay out their plan for underground domination on their own terms without even taking a breath for a hook.
Coming together several years ago, these titans of the underground formed “The Undergods” and released an EP on iTunes with the intent on it being a one off side project. But after receiving acclaim from both critics and the fans, Canibus and Murray returned to the studio to turn what was initially a side project, into a full fledged album. The result is 18 tracks of pure fire with a “take no prisoners” attitude against the industry and the haters.
With Canibus being one of the best lyrical freestyle rappers of all time, Canibus truly has few equals when it comes to spitting off the dome. After his first album “Can-I-Bus”, Canibus followed up releasing “2000 B.C.” and “C True Hollywood Stories” which topped the Billboard 200 chart at #34 and #97 in 2001. Canibus remained staying in the mainstreams rearview having released 10 full length albums (Including last years successful “Melatonin Magik”) with aggregate sales of 432,000. After 15 plus years, Canibus has placed himself as a cornerstone of the underground.
Keith Murray, a legend in his own right, broke into the game nearly 20 years ago and has continued to be a mainstay since. After releasing his debut album in 1994 (which was awarded 4 mics by The Source), Murray joined Erick Sermon and Redman as a member for The Def Squad, best known for their cover of Sugarhill Gang’s “Rappers Delight”. After his release from Def Jam Records, Murray released two successful independent records with Koch Records (now eOne).
With appearances by Tech N9ne, Crooked I, Erick Sermon, Planet Asia & Jake One, The Undergods look to fulfill their motto – “In Gods We Trust, Crush Microphones To Dust”.
MP3: Sean Hines f/ Edo. G - "I Got to Have It 2011"
Boston based group @Rushya617 is preparing to drop their latest mixtape "Rushin Enemy 2". Featuring group members Sean Hines, Wrath, Hit and Hasheesh, this mixtape is a tribute to classic 90's Hip-Hop by using production from some of the biggest acts of that era (Such as Mobb Deep, Wu-Tang Clan, Dr. Dre, Biggie, Gang Starr among many others.). The first track being leaked from the mixtape is a remake of the Boston classic "I Got To Have It". For good measure Rushya tabbed the song's original emcee Edo. G for a featured verse.
Meet Suede Royale, an Artist/Singer/Songwriter/Producer on The Tranzformerz, a production group signed directly to Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group imprint. Previously featured on "Diamonds & Maybachs Pt. 2" on the "Custom Cars & Cycles" LP, Suede is currently working on the latest Maybach Music project, the "Self Made" compilation scheduled for a May 24 release.
YowZiR!.. Diva Jonez is an upcoming "superstar" female rapper born & raised from the Swag City Brooklyn New York with full fledge Haitian Caribbean background. The "Queen Of Swagg" is not your average girl. She has a unique sense of fashion and raps about her thoughts, pain, & experiences that she went through growing up and share it to the world, especially her "hood".
Diva Jonez started rapping & recording in May 2010, grinding her music by herself using social media outlets & heavy self promoting; shortly her buzz started growing like a "brush fire". The Haitian community loved her immediatley & called her "Port au Princess". Diva Jonez set the internet on fire when she released her 1st song recorded ever which turned out to be a smash hit "Baddest Chick N' Da Hood" an anthem amongst woman. In the span 4 months her single was immediately picked up by local radio stations and became a club banger and radio hit once the DJ’s got their hands on it. Diva Jonez also opened up for main acts like Rick Ross, Foxy Brown, Papoose & cameo in videos as know artist Jim Jones, Vado, Fred the GodSon & many others.
Diva Jonez is keeping up her momentum and increasing her buzz with the release of her 2nd single "WALK IT LIKE I TALK IT". Diva has already shot her 1st video which is the video for her 2nd single which will be available on itunes soon. Diva is currently working on her mixtape "SUSPENDAZ & NINJA POWER" which consist of hip hop, rock, pop music; which is set to drop soon in Spring 2011. Diva Jonez is definately the female void that the rap game has been missing.
Diva's music influences range from a varity of artists such as Biggie, Lauren Hill, Queen Latifah, Madonna, Gwen Stefani, Beyonce, Missy Elliot, Eve & Shawnna. If you ask Diva Jonez, "how did she get such a huge buzz in a short time of amount time, she'll reply "God Is Good". Diva's keeps faith & her family drives & motivates her to complete her journey. Diva Jonez is a "true superstar", her passion, talent, swag, movement & determination only point one way.."TO THE TOP"....Watch Out!