H.O.O.D FELLAZ are a Hip-Hop & Grime collective based in Camden, North West London. Their debut release 'So Far So Hood' back in 2008 was well received and featured guest appearances from UK Rap legends Skinnyman and Wiley. Since then H.O.O.D FELLAZ have been working hard and perfecting their sound and a few line-up adjustments they have featured on several integral UK released mixtapes hosted by well known names such as Papoose, Freekey Zekey (Dipset) and Sheek Louch (D-Block), as well as featuring on various volumes of the UK Runnings mixtape 'Grimewatch UK'. The current 2011 line-up includes a string of talented MC's & producers including Caeza, Trigz, Lullaby, Sherman Black, Wunda, Nine Kilos and Joe Fire. Here they unleash their brand new mixtape full of exclusives and unreleased material. 'New Years Resolution' features some brilliant collaborations too from UK heavyweights Big Cakes, Raggo Zulu Rebel and Sonical as well as some killer production from the likes of Stealth, Jinx, Ant Will, Lullaby, Twozer and LDN. H.O.O.D Fellaz have delivered a banger of a mixtape and this deserves your attention!
01. Intro (Produced by LDN) 02. Nothing More Nothing Less (Produced by LDN) 03. Money, Power, Respect Feat. Raggo Zulu Rebel & Big Cakes (Produced by Ant Will) 04. Bars & Flows (Produced by Jinx) 05. Wa Gwan 4 Diss (Produced by Twozer) 06. She Like It Like Dat (Produced by Jinx) 07. S.N.M (Produced by Jinx) 08. B.L.A.C Out Feat. Tamppa Illuminati X 09. A Game (Produced by Jinx) 10. Make It Out Alive (Produced by Stealf) 11. Rock Like Us (Produced by Lullaby) 12. Grime Watch (Produced by Jinx) 13. Chosen Feat. Sonical (Produced by Lullaby) 14. Goin In (RAAAAH) (Produced by Jinx)
40 Glocc & Spider Loc Release DJ Drama Street Album
ZOOLIFE INFAMOUS G UNIT ARTIST 40 GLOCC & SPIDER LOC RELEASE HIGHLY CONTROVERSIAL STREET ALBUM HOSTED BY DJ DRAMA “GRAVEYARD SHIFT”.
Fabruary 1, 2010- (Colton, CA) Big Bad 4-0 officially announced the March 22nd release date of his new street album “ Graveyard Shift”. The Zoolife | Infamous G Unit star player cleverly teamed up with fellow G Unit artist “Spider Loc” and the world renown DJ Drama to bring hardcore hip hop fans what they fiend for; gritty uncut, unadulterated music straight from the streets. The highly anticipated album has been a work in progress for 2 years due to the incarceration of Spider Loc; but with time working in both artist favor to flourish the project into a highly anticipated urban masterpiece.
Tony Yayo, Gail Gotti, Jay-O Felony, Kurupt, Busta Rhymes, Obie Trice, MC-8, ZOOBABIES and Noreaga are amongst the line up of heavy hitting features on the album. When asked about what fans can expect to hear the Zoolife Entertainment artist/ceo stated “fans can expect to hear that crisp rhythmic gangsta sound that only comes from the heart of the streets” .
Prior to his new release the West Coast driven celebrity dropped a highly successful mainstream single “Damn” featuring TV Tycoon Ray J which was featured on MTVU this fall and followed up with a remix featuring Ray J, Yo Gotti & Twista. All-Star features from Snoop Dogg, E-40, Mistah F.A.B., Xzibit, MC Eiht, Kurupt, Yukmouth and Messy Marv on Big Bad 4-0’s “Welcome To California” and “NWA’ which covered topics from politics, police to parties also produced a huge buzz that has been strategically aligned as a build up to the release of “Graveyard Shift”.
With 5.2 million Youtube views, 13 million World Star Hip Hop video views and 3.5 million views on Vlad TV and national press campaigns in store; Big Bad 4-0 is projected to show highly affirmative results from “Graveyard Shift”.
Singer Songwriter Clinton Curtis To Release Sophomore Album, 2nd Avenue Ball, on March 22nd
21st Century Rock & Roll Artist Aims to Recapture Magic of Live Sound With Sophomore Recording
Critical Praise/Success For Clinton Curtis:
Holds attendance record for drawing the largest crowd to NYC downtown hotspot The Living Room.
Received most fan votes on FOX's Fearless Music TV.
(February 1st, 2011 - New York, NY) Key West by way of Jamaica indie singer songwriter Clinton Curtis will release his sophomore album 2nd Avenue Ball on March 22nd on label 27 Sound. Today, Clinton debuts his first single, which is the title track, via TopSpin. He is also pleased to announce the launch of CC Connect, his new fan-club, CC Radio, his website-based radio station, and his revamped website, www.ClintonCurtis.com .
2nd Avenue Ball comes at a pivotal time for Curtis, who was raised in Western Jamaica by parents who were deeply embedded in the local live music scene. He recently won the most votes on FOX's Fearless Music TV and set an attendance record for drawing the largest crowd to NYC downtown hotspot The Living Room. Taught by Jamaican greats such as Gregory Isaacs and Desmond Dekker at a young age, Curtis learned how to play the bass and guitar by age 10. By 18 years of age, he moved to NYC to study acting at NYU, where he ultimately set his eyes on songwriting. He began to work with producer Matt Stine and eventually signed to indie label 27 Sound.
Curtis' latest album comes on the heels of his debut Smoldering Youth, which set the stage for the sound of his widely influenced and eclectic style, which he dubs "21st century rock & roll." When creating the album, Curtis wanted to capture the "live band" energy that so often eludes musicians in a studio setting. Interestingly, the album name comes from the last track written and recorded. The track was chosen because, according to Clinton, "It really embodies the tone and spirit we were striving for which was one that conveyed the mightiness and joy of our live shows." Voicing this enthusiasm, Curtis pointed out, "If we're having this much fun cutting these tracks, people are bound to have this much fun digging them."
The title single captures that energy through the story of a mythical ballroom on NYC's 2nd Avenue, where partygoers have decided to rage on the last day of civilization rather than fearfully accept their fate. With a 60's R&B feel delivered by drummer Andrew "Komplexx" Mclean, the song charges ahead with passionate irreverence, keeping mortal toes in motion for the song's entirety. Curtis mused, "I had this image in my head of all the party people in New York heading down to the East Village in a huge, mass second-line parade to a mythical grand ballroom where the band keeps playing until the roof blows off. That's the 2nd Avenue Ball."
The title single is now available via an E4M (email for media) widget offered by Topspin. In addition to the single, Curtis is set to launch CC Connect, a VIP fan-club also powered by Topspin, as well as his own website and radio station.
Video: Damani - "On Vacation From Vacation" Album Trailer
Snoop Dogg protege Damani will finally be releasing his "On Vacation From Vacation" album for free download on February 23rd. After having the lead single and video "Here Comes Damani" featuring Snoop Dogg world premiere on 106 & Park, the time has come to deliver the actual album, which will feature guest appearances from Snoop Dogg of course, Crooked I and more.
Here is the official album trailer. Watch on as Damani sets out to conquer the world, from Inglewood, California to rocking crowds in France alongside Snoop Dogg, studio sessions with DJ Quik, China, private jets, yachts and more. Damani is truly on vacation from vacation.