Last month, 4th Pyramid released his latest album, The Pyramid Scheme. The album, Pyramid's first since signing his newly minted Silk Ivory label to a joint venture with Universal Music, continues to receive high praise, and with a third official music video on the way, Pyramid continues to feed fans with new music, both singles from the album and non-album loosies. Today, Pyramid is releasing the latest non-album single, "Vinnie Chase," a collaboration with producer and fellow Torontonian Rich Kidd.
"I wanted to do a song based on some of the real Hollywood moments in my career," explains 4th Pyramid, recalling poolside breakfasts and hosting parties in Miami donning a bathrobe. "Real movie star shit that a lot of people don't really know about me." The song certainly lives up to that hype, as 4th weaves a tale of fame and fortune, rapping, "Poolside host the party in the bathrobe/ Thousand dollar shades on acting like I'm black gold/ Came a long way from six-packs of Pabst, though, off rap flow."
Rich Kidd, who has become one of Pyramid's most frequent collaborators, handled the production for "Vinnie Chase," and the two friends may be making a lot more music together soon. "We've recorded a lot of songs in a real short time span," notes Pyramid. "Any time we hang out, we make a song; we're thinking of doing a whole project together."
2011 Underground Music Awards “Lyricist Of The Year” Jesse Abraham reveals new single and details for his upcoming sophomore LP, I Am Water, which will be released this fall.
By purchasing the single for $1 at http://bit.ly/BackOff you will automatically be making a donation towards servicing a community in need of clean drinking water. 100% of the proceeds from Jesse Abraham’s I Am Water LP will go directly to Charity Water, a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries.
Visit http://mycharitywater.org/JAisWater to make a donation now and learn more about the campaign. Be on the lookout for more information about I Am Water and how to further get involved in Jesse’s mission to complete a community water project, which will provide an entire village with clean, safe drinking water.
Video: 1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) "Up Every Night"
2012 was a crazy year... and album, that’s how hip-hop heads worldwide will remember it. Following in the footsteps of great DJ/Producer and MC duos like Eric B. & Rakim and Gang Starr, Statik Selektah & Termanology once again combine to form the powerhouse group 1982. The formula is perfected and flawless as Statik crafts the perfect sonic landscapes for Term’s more mature and sophisticated delivery; see the uplifting first single “Shining.”
Holding Term down on the microphone side of things are great guest spots from some of the hottest new talent in the game; Mac Miller, Roc Marciano and Freddie Gibbs blend nicely with iconoclasts Bun B., Havoc of Mobb Deep and Lil Fame of M.O.P and Shawn Stockman from Boyz 2 Men. 2012 has already garnered high praise as this month’s Source Magazine has given the full length it’s coveted “Independent’s Day” column and XXL has a great review ready for it’s May 22nd issue. The duo will also hit the road in both the states and abroad, April - July for full tour support of the album. 2012 will indeed be the year of 1982.
Statik & Termanology’s 2012 LP will be released on 5-22-2012
While fans eagerly await his debut album Live From The Underground, Big K.R.I.T. is releasing a limited run of deluxe physical copies of his classic mixtape K.R.I.T. Wuz Here. Coming on June 5th on Def Jam, Live From The Underground is the official debut album from the buzzed-about Mississippi rapper/producer and one of the most anticipated hip-hop albums of 2012. To get fans excited, fully re-mastered CD and 2LP vinyl editions of K.R.I.T. Wuz Here will be made available beginning May 8th. K.R.I.T.'s acclaimed follow-up mixtape Return Of 4eva will also be available. Both mixtapes have been remastered by Michael Sarsfield, the engineer behind classic recordings by the likes of Fat Joe, Common, The Beatnuts, The Lost Boyz, Erykah Badu, Mary J. Blige, and more. In addition to CD-quality audio, each release boasts a never-before-heard bonus track.
BBG returns with a brand new video titled "Ooh Ooh". The new single features emcees @PhatPeazy, @Passportpbbg and @MoNastyCarter & will be featured on BBG's "Ready For Business 3: The Rebuild" mixtape. The mixtape will have features from Haze Carrera, Ray Ray, Reggie Hills, Prano, Salemme, and many more.
PR: Kanye Collaborator Ken Lewis Launched Online School
Acclaimed producer/mixer/writer/arranger Ken Lewis is proud to announce the launch of his latest venture www.AudioSchoolOnline.com. Here producers and engineers of any level can learn tricks and pick up tips from the man who 's work graces 59 Gold & Platinum albums for artists including Kanye West, Mary J Blige, Drake, Eminem, Lana Del Rey and many more.
Recognizing a void in the market for aspiring producers and engineers to learn from those who are making the platinum hits we hear on the radio, Ken Lewis opted to offer his 20 years of expertise in a concise and informative way. "Anyone with a computer can make music nowadays,” explains the Grammy winner. “But through my online portal I can teach you how to make your music sound good.”
Offering low cost tutorials including Mixing For Mixtapes, Pro Vocal Recording Master Class, Drum Compression and EQ Techniques, Indie Rock Mixing, and many others, AudioSchoolOnline covers all the recording studio bases. "I want to play a role in teaching the next wave of talent how to make great records" Ken concludes and with the insight this educational platform offers its users, that is precisely what he is on track to do.
Boasting no sign-up fees, commitments or enrollment restrictions AudioSchoolOnline.com offers a wealth of low cost Video Lessons. The site also includes an extensive Free Section as well as free Webisodes on how Ken mixed the smash single "Down On Me" for Jeremih and 50 Cent.
Ken teaches the exact techniques that he uses every day to make hit records. Hard earned knowledge at a low price with fantastic results is what AudioSchoolOnline.com advocates.
Kid Ink Announces Release Date & Artwork for "Up & Away" Album
2012 XXL Freshman Kid Ink announces the Official Release date axand Artwork for his highly anticipated debut Album "Up & Away."
"Up & Away" which will be distributed Independently via Kid Ink's label Tha Alumni Music Group is slated to drop on June 12th. It includes production from the likes of Cardiak, Jahlil Beats & Ned Cameron to name a few.
The lead single off the album "Time Of Your Life" is rapidly rising on the radio charts...currently #37 on the Rhythmic Radio Charts. Quite an accomplishment for the still Independent artist.
New video coming for EMS brothers (M-Dot & Mayhem) yet to be released single "Taggant" Produced by Confidence. Video will be Directed By Jeff Miranda Heres a behind the scenes look by TSP For Waasawki Music Group
Kevlaar 7 [of the Wisemen] unleashed his new street single "Kings" which is forthcoming from his debut album "die Ageless". This cut features Kev's signature flow coupled with exceptional lyrics and wordplay, backed with a raw gutter track by Woodenchains. If this is anything to go by the "die Ageless" long player should be another top quality release from The Wisemen camp.