The Book Of Matthew is available for free download at quakematthews.com. The 11-track project features production from industry heavy-weights like J. Cardim (Lil Wayne, Joe Budden, Ludacris) and Tone Mason (Drake, Jay-Z) and guest appearances from Freeway, Termanology and Canadian R&B crooner JRDN.
The 23-year old described the project “I feel I’ve really come into my own as an artist since The Myth was released. I named the album The Book Of Matthew because it’s a very reflective, personal record of my journey thus far in music. I want to give fans a taste of everything, not just the good times, but the highs the lows and all the moments that define who I am in between.”
New Audio: Chuuwee f/ Dutch Rebelle - "B.Y.O.WEED"
Last week Chuuwee released “Rock The Party”, the lead single off his forthcoming debut LP, the 1990’s concept album Wild Style. Wild Style was originally slated for release on 5-29-2012, but as Chuuwee secures a few final features including Large Professor on production side to further spice things up; the album will be pushed back until July 2012.
Viggio Acosta is a New Artist Out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana that is taking the Internet by Storm with a different sound unlike any other Artist out of Baton Rouge. He’s just starting his Solo career & is already getting a Big Buzz from Reverbnation, Twitter, YouTube, & Facebook. He’s dropped numerous Singles & planning to drop the Mixtape “I Am Legend” with the Hot Singles “Built To Win” & “I’m On WorldStar” plus other Fire tracks that you can check out.
Video: Kreayshawn - "Breakfast (Syrup)" Ft. 2 Chainz
Last week, Kreayshawn announced an August 14th release date for her eagerly awaited debut album, Somethin 'Bout Kreay, and the messy, sticky, pancake-laden self-directed video for the lead single, "Breakfast (Syrup)," featuring 2 Chainz. And now, fans can see how Kreayshawn brought the wacky breakfast extravaganza to life with a new behind-the-scenes video from the shoot.
Apollo Brown & OC - "The Biggest Loser" (Non-Album Bonus Track)
Apollo Brown and OC caught lightning with Trophies. The album gave the world an OC who had not lost a step and a modern producer who was earning a place in the continuum of classic hip-hop. In celebration of this success, Mello Music Group leaks “The Biggest Loser,” a bonus cut not on the album.
An elder statesman, OC flexes his pedigree on “The Biggest Loser.” OC glides over somber keys that are chopped well by Apollo Brown. The subject matter runs from line to line, but the feeling of sober determination is most salient. OC bobs and weaves with Apollo’s fiery vocal sample on the hook, reinforcing the motivational essence of the verses. The veteran has had a historic career and here he sounds confident without crossing into braggadocio, reflective without waning nostalgic, and powerful without being intimidating.
There are no promises in hip-hop, trends come and go and careers can vanish in the blink of an eye, but hard-earned classic artists, like OC and Apollo, will always have a place at the table.