Riz is an emcee from Harlem who represents real hip-hop in it's finest art form. His new video "War Call" is the featured video today on http://www.vladtv.com/. The video was produced by the legendary Mr. Boomtown (Scarface, Slim Thug, Gucci Mane, etc). Riz has worked with DJ Drama, DJ Whoo Kid, Sha Money XL, Lloyd Banks, Trey Songz and more.
With the single getting radio spins from Texas to Mississippi, the time 'felt right' to drop Big Sid's brand new video featuring Brian Angel from his "Music, Money & Motivation; Tha Fixxtape", dropping March 28th. Shot in an L.A. mansion during Grammy week, these visuals are provided courtesy of Murray Mile (Trina ft. Killer Mike "Look Back At Me", Paul Wall "I'm Still On".)
"Felt Right ft. Brian Angel" was produced by Johnny Juliano, who, if Google is to be believed, can make a beat using hair clippers. No barber shop scenes in "Felt Right" though; the song is straight boot-knocking sex.
Next on Big Sid's release agenda will be the video to his 2nd single with Killer Mike, "See You Later" which they shot in Austin this past weekend during SXSW. Look for it soon on a screen near you. A six-song EP, which will feature "Felt Right" is also in the works; date TBA.
New Album Scheduled for Summer 2011 Release; Latest Single Pays Homage To Hip-Hop's Birthplace
If The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit got together to write a track about Hip-Hop's Holy Land, it would sound like Trinity's "The Bronx." The three members of hip-hop's new supergroup play up to their name: AG, of Digging In The Crates (D.I.T.C.) fame, Sadat X, pivotal member of Brand Nubian, and DJ Jab, owner and founder of NYC's Fat Beats Records. It's difficult to say which Holy Trinity role each artist embodies, but it's undeniable that their formation as Trinity is a breath of fresh air. The triumvirate burst onto the scene at Audible Treats' 2009 CMJ Showcase, where they performed together for the first time, and they premiered their first single, "Roc Raida Tribute," shortly there after, in honor of the fallen DJ.
Since then, the trio has been working on the project's full album, which includes their single "The Bronx." The fuzzy, electronic beat with dashes of violin and high-hats provide a dramatic instrumental for the song. Verses include shout-outs to the borough's hot spots, as well as the group's favorite places: "Up 49th St., known as The Hub/ Used to go Elliott, and spin a little dub/ They tore down the stadium and put it across the street/ Cedric Ave., home of the hip-hop beat." The single was also recently used in a national New Era commercial about the Bronx, which was played at Yankee Stadium for the New Era-sponsored Pin Stripe Bowl.
Born in Barbados and raised in NY, Toronto, Manchester (UK) and Harare (Zimbabwe) Fdot1 (or Flo as he is known to most) brings a melting pot of international experiences to his music. Now based in London, Fdot1's style is influenced both musically and lyrically by his global upbringing. You will hear a mix of American, West Indian and UK accents in his flows and a fusion of Jamaican bashment, Bajan calypso and Zimbabwean rhumba on top of a foundation which is firmly rooted in Hip Hop. Fdot1's style is truly unique. Since returning to the UK Fdot1 has been the catalyst behind a number of the UK and Jamaica's most prominent artists. Fdot1 has produced tracks for Tony Rebel, Queen Ifrica, Sizzla, Fredi Kruga, Asher D (So Solid), Malarchi, Giggs and produced over 40 tracks for Durrty Goodz.
Fdot1 now comes out of the studio and into the spotlight with the release of his EP "So Grimey". The EP features 4 tracks all of varying musical 'flavas', displaying his versatility as an rapper, lyricist, singer, songwriter and producer. "So Grimey" is Grime/UK Hip Hop, "Put it On Ya" a more soulful R&B feel, "Gal Ah Bawl" Bashment, and "Fyaah..!!!" is a throwback to the traditional boom bap days of Hip Hop. Fdot1 has appeared on Ras Kwame's 1Xtra show, winning his Home Grown talent competition and been a regular on DJ 279's Friday Night Flava on Choice FM. Fdot1 has performed with Ms Dynamite, Hip Hop icons De La Soul, Immortal Technique, Omarion, Lil Wayne and Malarchi. Fdot1 was previously known as Floriginul and you can find his first studio album "Part of Me" on iTunes. Fdot1's next studio album "Money MusicK", a fusion of Hip Hop, Grime, Bashment and soulful R&B, is out 4th May 2011.
"this album came about out of frustration with the current state of the industry. Being in the studio and being given so many demos that all sounded the same, no depth, whether it be a singer or a rapper, in my opinion, it was the same song just by a different person. The lyrical content either glorified violence, cash, cars and jewellery or sang about broken hearts like there is nothing else to talk about. I just stopped listening to music. Instead of complaining about it I decided to challenge myself creatively to show there are still artists out there who are creative and not just a machine marching to a major label's drum. Money MusicK is an album full of good music and good vibes proving that you can make money without selling your soul. Fdot1
"So Grimey" is the first single from the forthcoming "Money MusicK" album. A sampler of the album can be listened to at Fdot1.com
Award Winning Documentary "Soundz of Spirit: Directors Cut" Now Available on DVD
March 15, 2011--Oakland, CA--Established independent filmmaker, Joslyn Rose Lyons --along with Jog9 Productions-- is proud to announce the award winning documentary film,Soundz of Spirit Directors Cut is now available on DVD exclusively at www.soundzofspirit.com
In 2005, Soundz of Spirit, which examines the creative process and spiritual connection in hip-hop, had its world premiere at the HBO Urbanworld Film Festival, London Raindance, Black International Cinema Berlin, and was awarded Best Music Documentary at the New York International Independent Film Festival and Video Festival. It's latest incarnation includes additional footage from many hip hop icons, such as Cee-Lo, Common, Andre 3000, Saul Williams, KRS-One, Michael Franti, a new music score and a director's commentary.
Joslyn Rose Lyons continues to amass a body of exceptional work: she recently directed rapper Talib Kweli's video for "Cold Rain," which premiered on MTV, MTV2, MTVu, BET 106 & Park and was ranked as the #2 music video on MTV.COM. On March 1st it will be available on MTV2 On-Demand, Music Choice On-Demand & in over 500 Foot Locker locations, as part of their hour long rotation in the stores.
Joslyn has the special skill of breathing freshness and truth into any project she takes on. She is working on a short film "The Blue Rose," about an inquisitive young girl who discovers a rare gift she didn't know she had along with finishing her documentary feature, "The Wonderful Voyage," a documentary which includes interviews with film director Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story), NAACP nominated author BeNeca Ward, Grammy nominated singer BILAL, actress Janina Gavankar, Shafiq Husayn from SA-RA Creative Partners, among others.
Currently, Joslyn serves as a creative producer for Link TV and she is working with painter Justin Bua on an art contest and exhibition event entitled "Drawing Change About Community Transformation," which is slated to launch with Link TV this Spring.
Joslyn Rose Lyons has created the avenue to live her motto: "Imagine, explore, dream and create" --all ideals she applies and dedicates to her work.