Mr. Miranda is certainly on the go these days, with 4 projects set to release between May and September he hits you with the first official single off his upcoming EP with producer Hexsagon titled "A Piece of Mind" set to release in September. Name of this record is "Key to Success" with DJ Madd Rich ( who also did the cuts on Miranda's 2009 single "The Game Plan" which featured the Legendary Jaz- O ) on the chorus providing the dope scratches. Here is the bandcamp link for it. Much love and respect!
As the April 25th release date approaches for for YONAS' official debut The Proven Theory, he continues to let loose with new songs and videos for fans. Last week, YONAS sat down with KarmaloopTV to give fans a look into the album, and now he's giving fans another taste of the album with the anthemic "Radio Flow," a track that leaves no doubt as to how or why he's been honored by the likes of Billboard and the Independent Music Awards for his songwriting prowess.
From the jump on "Radio Flow" producer Sean Divine makes his presence known, with a mix of striking keys and a heavy bass line lending itself to YONAS' intense rhymes and ultra-infectious chorus. "Recording this hook was probably the most fun I've had recording a hook -- and I've recorded damn near one hundred hooks in just this past year," says the Bronx rapper. And it is the catchiness of the song and the hook, mixed with an unrelenting flow and deft lyrics that help truly drive home one of the key messages of the song. "Music can be appealing commercially, without losing it's integrity and wit," explains YONAS, "and this embodies that ideology to the fullest." From start to finish YONAS powers through the track with fluid lyrical precision and boastful proclamations, as he raps, "I'm coming from New York, but I'm good in every city/ So go on sing along if you people are ridin' with me/ Let the radio speak."
PRODUCED BY LOGIK PROOF -1ST LEAK FROM NEW MIXTAPE- "BORN AGAIN SINNER" AVAILABLE ONLINE MAY 2ND"
Here is the first leak taken from the forthcoming mixtape "Born Again Sinner" from the one of a kind, multifaceted Brooklynite emcee, I Am Many, the song is entitled "Savage (Slow Burn)" produced by Logik Proof.
"Born Again Sinner" is the exclusive new mixtape from a true breath of fresh air in Hip Hop, I Am Many, as he teams up with Dub MD and Creative Juices Music to bring you 17 tracks of thought provoking anarchy, the free download will be available online on May 2nd, 2011 and features production from Logik Proof, 2 Hungry Bros, Frank Sasoon, IDE, Luminary and more.
Detroit City Up-And-Comers Compete For Places On Brooklyn Hip-Hop Fest, Bonaroo Stages
Critical Praise for Clear Soul Forces:
"So I will admit it: I slept on Clear Soul Forces. But...felt compelled to check out their music. And, surprise surprise, it was dope." -PotHolesInMyBlog.com
The Motor City repping Clear Soul Forces clearly understand what might be the most important aspect of any music career -- the hustle. Ilajide, Wimpy, E-Fav, and J-Roc are keeping busy not only in the studio, but hitting the road and, in turn, hitting a stage near you soon.
This Thursday, April 14th, Clear Soul Forces will be performing in Brooklyn, New York at Public Assembly as part of Brooklyn Bodega's Show and Prove Competition, with the winner earning a performance spot at this summer's Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. Elsewhere, CSF is wheelin' and dealing to show up this June at the Bonaroo X 2011 festival in Manchester, Tennessee, currently in the midst of an online voting competition. And voting for the Detroit quartet won't go unreciprocated; to show their appreciation for fans' efforts, CSF is offering voters a free, exclusive down. For more details on this contest and their one-of-a-kind track, CSF fans can go here: http://bit.ly/fLghCZ .
Performances aside, Clear Soul Forces remain busy in the studio and are excited to release their new single, "We Got You Open," a teaser from the group's upcoming The Forces With You release, and which features the group's lyrical precision over a beat produced by Mr. Porter. Upping the ante, CSF is releasing four different versions of artwork for the track, each giving its own unique feel in a collector's-type fashion. To get all four versions, fans will need to visit the Clear Soul Forces official website or Rappers I Know.
New Track Featured On SMKA's The 808 Experiment, Performing At Mixtape Release Party In Atlanta
It's no surprise that Fillmore District MC DaVinci was recently tapped by Atlanta-based production team SMKA to contribute a track for their latest compilation, The 808 Experiment: Vol. 3. Since the release of his debut album, The Day The Turf Stood Still, in 2010, the skilled lyricist has been in high demand and busy putting the final touches on his new EP, Feast Or Famine, and LP, The MOEna Lisa, dropping this year, not to mention appearing on a variety of collaborations, including a recent track for Southern Hospitality with G-Side MC ST 2 Lettaz.
But first, DaVinci lent his efforts to SMKA's annual 808 Experiment mixtape. The project, which started as a local mixtape to highlight Atlanta-based MCs, has evolved into a highly-anticipated showcase of some of the finest rising and established artists, and for Vol. 3, DaVinci is featured with a gang of other artists, including Jackie Chain, Bobby Creekwater, Rittz, Young Scolla, STS, X.O. (of Diamond District, and more. SMKA's 808 Blake held down production throughout the project.
"Slide Through" is DaVinci's Bay Area-themed contribution to The 808 Experiment: Vol. 3. "I got the instrumental sent to my phone while I was riding around and I was instantly inspired," explains DaVinci. "It just put me in a good mood and reminded me of my everyday grind, so that's what came through in the song." And while DaVinci isn't always heard over bass booming 808-laced production, fans can expect to hear much more in the future, and SMKA's production fit the vibe DaVinci was going for perfectly. "SMKA's beats sound like a cross between that Atlanta and Bay Area," says DaVinci. "Two completely different scenes, but there are a lot creative similarities."
Fans in Atlanta will also be able to catch DaVinci and a number of the other artists features on The 808 Experiment: Vol. 3 as SMKA celebrates the release of the new project on April 30th, 2011 at The Loft in Atlanta, GA.