Audio: SHATiFF - Merlot & Moscato (LoveBird Part 2)
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Washington, DC-born Steven “SHATiFF” Jenkins moved from Glenarden, MD to Clinton, South Carolina as a youth, and took his principles of allegiance and loyalty with him, tagging himself as an authentic human being before even making the declaration as an artist. After moving to South Carolina, his crew evolved into a collective known as the Universal Souljahz. It was with this group of young men where SHATiFF sharpened and whittled his skills as an artist, living and breathing the cyphers that they kept in motion.
The Indie Life Brings DJ Premier, Peter Rosenberg & !llmind to SXSW 2013
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February 20, 2013 – The Indie Life Concert Series returns to Austin, TX March 15, in time for SXSW. In 2012, The Indie Life brought out Beanie Sigel, Statik Selektah & Termanology, Emilio Rojas, Oddisee and Maffew Ragazino to name a few. In 2013, Twenty20 Music + Films have invited DJ Premier, Hot97’s Peter Rosenberg and Illmind, among others to DJ and curate their own guest performance lineups. Celebrity producers for !llmind's Celebrity BLAP Showcase will be announced every Friday on BLAP radio, and the first round of artist announcements will drop next week.
This year, The Indie Life promises to be an audio/visual experience event like no other with exclusive video premieres in addition to the live music. Be the first to see brand new music videos from your favorite artists before they hit MTV on one of Bat Bars multiple flat screens and state of the art projector system. The multi-level venue is conveniently located on E. 6th Street.
The Indie Life: Austin, TX Edition takes place Friday, March 15 at Bat Bar 218 E. 6th Street starting at 7pm. This is a 21 and up event.Official sponsors include University of Taste and Will Rap 4 Food, Inc. The Indie Life is presented by SmCity's Twenty20 Music + Films, in partnership with Harmony Muzik, The High End Agency and Steel Magnolia Group.
Fresh off announcing a release date of April 30th, legendary rapper R.A. The Rugged Man is now unveiling the first single off his new album Legends Never Die. After years of being featured on classic hip-hop collaborations and murdering countless guest verses, the Rugged Man is back with the hard-hitting solo track "The People's Champ", produced by Apathy of Demigodz / Army Of The Pharaohs fame with intro by Rampage. Legends Never Die is the official follow-up to R.A.'s critically acclaimed album Die Rugged Man Die, and features appearances from the likes of Tech N9ne, Hopsin, Talib Kweli, Brother Ali, Vinnie Paz, Masta Ace, Sadat X, Eamon, and more.
Out Da Box Radio Episode 1 featuring The Audible Doctor
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The Audible Doctor recently sat down with Out Da Box for a really dope lengthy in depth interview about pretty much everything from how he makes records, to coming out of Fat Beats, to the current state of music & fans. Check it out below!
Reuniting two of the most respected wordsmiths in the UK after they joined forces on the ‘Still Speedin'’ remix, ‘Still Sway & Kane’ is co-produced by Sway alongside Giorgio Tuinfort (David Guetta, Akon) and Fuller Refix. The track also features and introduces Tigger Da Author, a singer-songwriter recently signed to Sway's Dcypha Productions label. Inspired by Sway’s favourite producer and rap legend, Dr Dre, ‘Still Sway & Kane’ samples the hip-hop classic ‘Still D.R.E’. After a chance meeting with Dre himself in London, Sway took it as a sign to complete the demo and release it as a promotional single, delivering an undeniably fresh and hard-hitting UK take on one of the most recognised songs in rap history.
Mista Flix Feat. Micall Parknsun 'Classic Writers' (Prod. by Stealf) Music Video & Remixes
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Here is the lead single from the final installment of the "Lord Of The Real" EP Series from London based artist Mista Flix. It includes the original version produced by Stealf as well as the Evil Ed Hardback Edition and the Jazz T Reprint as well as the instrumental and acapella versions. This slice of quality home-grown hip-hop features a guest verse from YNR recording artist Micall Parknsun who is currently enjoying success with his new album "Me Myself And Akai". Also joining Mr. Flix on the track is one the of the UK's most respected scratch deejay's Jabba Tha Kut, who helps to make this the Hip-Hop anthem that it is.
Japhia Life releases the music video for "Small World" off of his critically acclaimed "Westside Pharmacy" album.The video is directed by Creative Thought Media and co-directed by Japhia. Together they bring a visual aesthetic reminiscent of 90's era Rap music. His approach and delivery are reflective of early Nas' "Halftime" video, and even KRS-One with "Love's Gonna Getcha". It's clear he embodies artistically what so many hip-hop fans and music critics are craving to return in this present age of hip-hop.