CMG's Zed Zilla Announces Rent's Due 2 and Road to Riches DVD, Coming in July
Memphis, TN -- June 2012 -- With the national CMG Road to Riches Tour and dozens of individual sold-out show dates under his belt, Zed Zilla has had a remarkable year thus far.
On July 19, 2012, the Memphis lyricist will release his Rent's Due 2 project hosted by Atlanta's DJ Scream via Yo Gotti's CMG imprint, and will set off on yet another promotional tour for the Summer.
Gearing up for the release of Rent's Due 2, Zed Zilla worked with a few noteworthy artists like Gucci Mane, Don Trip, Alley Boy, Trouble, and of course, Yo Gotti.
Masterful beats were contributed from a number of talented producers, including Drumma Drama (Yo Gotti's "I Got That Sack"), Montana Trax (8Ball & MJG), and in-house production team Quantum Sounds, responsible for Zed Zilla's breakout hit "Fire That Chick" featuring Yo Gotti. Zed Zilla will unveil the final tracklist soon.
After debuting his Rent's Due mixtape in October 2011, which was hosted by Florida's Bigga Rankin, Zed Zilla set off on a two-part promotional tour, followed by a six-week run on Yo Gotti's successful Road to Riches Tour. Through the process, he documented his life both on stage and behind the scenes, and created the Road to Riches DVD to present alongside the Rent's Due 2 project.
The Road to Riches DVD spotlights Zed Zilla's work and personal life, including community outreach and surprise visits to high schools throughout the South. CMG will release the DVD online in four parts in July, and Zilla assures that fans will relate to his hard work even more with the documentary.
"People will see where I come from, and see that even though I'm on the road and gone a lot, I still get major love from my hood," explains Zed Zilla. "Everyone will see that this Rent's Due is a movement. There are a lot of people who heard but haven't seen, so this DVD should give them that visual into the life of The South Memphis Landlord."
In addition to the online release of the DVD, Zilla is stepping up his visuals with three new videos from Rent's Due 2 - "Showtime", "HataVision" and "Secrets".
"I picked those songs for the first videos from Rent's Due 2 because of the energy and message they send to my listeners," says Zed Zilla. "'Showtime', produced by Beats R' Us, is club/street cut, which leads you into one of the more laid back tracks, 'HataVision'. This song has no chorus, just straight bars to show my lyricism. 'Secrets' is a street/club record produced by C-Money on the Beat, and it features my homeboy Don Trip. I feel like each song comes together to make the cd complete."
The young rapper is confident that fans will be able to grasp even more of his sound and style with the sophomore CMG street album.
"I like to keep it original," Zed Zilla asserts. "I exercise mixtape-style on industry instrumentals sometimes, but I like to be the creator of my own music. I know that we'll be finishing up the second half of this year with good music that Hip Hop fans can appreciate."
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Free Download: Progress Report - No Child Left Behind (Illingsworth Rmx)
D. Allie here. We have put up another free download on our SoundCloud page. This one is a remix of "No Child Left Behind" from our album Eddie Logix and D. Allie are Progress Report. Shouts to Doc Ilingsworth for putting this one together for us. Peep out some words from him in the video below and a little more info about the release party below that. Let your people know what's good and thanks for your continued support.
Press Release: Batsauce 'Starcrossed' - July 24, 2012
Galapagos4 presents ‘Starcrossed’, a stunning instrumental album by Batsauce. Born Britt Traynham in Jacksonville FL, Batsauce’s resume includes production work for artists such as The Abs, Mr. Lif, Vinne Paz, Dillon, Qwazaar, Akrobatik, Patrick Evan, Bahamadia and George Clinton. He has produced hundreds of tracks over his 12-year career, and has built a reputation as one of the world’s adept and adaptable beat-makers. Batsauce may be best-known for his work as one-third of The Smile Rays, which includes his wife Lady Daisey and Paten Locke, both of whom have joined him for extensive bookings across Europe and the United States in recent years.
‘Starcrossed’ takes to the Shakespearean notion of forbidden love epitomized for all time in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and gives it a futuristic—or shall we say contemporary—twist. It tells the story of an alien who falls in love with a woman on Earth, which often leads to trouble, even for other Earthlings. Batsauce draws on a wide range of cultural influences, but brings them all into harmony for the kind of progressive beats that he and his circles have dealt in for ages, but which have lately returned front-and-center to industry dominance.
‘Starcrossed’ follows up on Batsauce’s acclaimed collaborations with the MC Qwazaar (Typical Cats) on the ‘Style Be the King’ EP and the later ‘Bat Meets Blaine’ LP, both released on Galapagos4 in 2011. It deviates somewhat from a tradition established by ‘Gypsy Diaries’ (2008) and ‘Spy Vs. Spy’ (2009), both of which were inspired by his travels. ‘Starcrossed’ is a more hard-edged, sample-driven affair with heavy bass and propulsive rhythms which adds to Batsauce’s legacy as one of the greatest instrumental artists of this era.
CD/Digital Track List: 1. In Your Ear 2. What You Need 3. Ichiban 4. Love Notes I 5. Beyond 6. Re:Purpose 7. Love Notes II 8. Re:Entry 9. What Shall I Say? 10. Hallucinations 11. The Unspoken Word 12. Love Notes III 13. Chiefin’ 14. Forward Thinking 15. Love Notes IV
Rapper's Organization Sends $1.5M Worth of Humanitarian Aid to Kosovo
Rapper/producer Filip Filipi, founder and president of student organization 28.Jun, announced the arrival of $1.5M worth of humanitarian aid in Gracanica, Kosovo marking the successful completion of the "Boj Za Kosovo" campaign. The project was initiated 9 months earlier after the launch of Filip's song titled "Kosovka" in October of 2011. The initiative resulted in Serbian communities in over 80 cities across 30 different countries to unite in a joint effort to send humanitarian assistance to their homeland. 28.Jun also received support via social media; most notably from tennis world champ Novak Djokovic, NBA legend Vlade Divac, Oscar-nominated director Emir Kusturica and rap super group Beogradski Sindikat. The next initiative is already in the works, aiming to deliver $5M worth of aid to Serbian people in Serbia, Republika Srpska, Montenegro, Kosovo and Krajina.
28.Jun is a student-driven Serbian organization engaged in political, social and philanthropic functions pertaining to Serbian interests.