DJ Soko and Apollo Brown, two thirds of acclaimed group The Left, command you to “Stand Up.” For this brazen order, Soko enlists Brown on the boards and the incomparable mic skills of Guilty Simpson and Hassaan Mackey.
The 4th installment in Mello Music Group’s monthly 7” series finds Apollo finessing a triumphant horn loop that would make Pete Rock proud, while Soko adds personality to the beat via a scratch chorus made up of declaratives from past classics by Pharoahe Monch and M.O.P.. Motor City rhyme animal Guilty Simpson stomps into the track, providing a sixteen bar reminder why he’s one of the fiercest on the mic today. Low Budget’s Hassaan Mackey takes the baton from Guilt, inviting you to take his lines “like a razor to the throat.” Two raw MC’s going for theirs over an equally unprocessed beat; there is little gloss present here, this is meat-and-potatoes rap for hungry heads.
MP3: Presice f/ Sufreshalot, Telli - "Get Ya Head Right (Remix)"
Here's something NEW off Presice's "Sound Therapy" project which Drops this Monday! Presice - Get Ya Head Right [REMIX] Feat. Retro Kid's own Surfreshalot, Telli of NinjaSonik and battle rap star Charlie Clips!
I want to update ya on Montreal hip hop artist NYCE who has been keeping busy in studio and shows. He was just recently on the cover of Vandala Mag for April and toured across Canada with Freeway and opened for Raekwon (Wu Tang) back in March along with releasing his music video Fam HC.
Now he's letting let loose his next single, his third from his upcoming album "Certified" set to be released on Montreal label Hustle Cartel Ent.
Brief Bio: In anticipation for his debut mixtape, Pittsburgh rapper Danny G releases a surprise EP entitled "Illest Since Day 1" which is 7 tracks of pure Hip-Hop dedicated to the 90′s era, back when Hip-Hop was at its finest. This is also a tribute to all of the fans who have been there since day 1. Danny’s flow compliments the entire project, So take a listen and I am sure you will like what you hear. Once again appreciate everyone's support thus far.
PR: Role Model Records Sets a New Standard with Syntax
Role Model Records shares its message of hope and redemption internationally as it partners with Syntax Distribution. Role Model Records CEO Sola Ogunbitan says, "We are so excited to be working with Syntax. It's like a dream come true to be partnered up with such an integral company to get our music to the masses." With Syntax Distribution, Role Model expands from its home base in Canada to the furthest reaches of the globe.
"When I met Sola at the Legacy Conference in Chicago as part of the Rapzilla panel, I could tell that he wasn't a rapper-turned-CEO or an artist trying to run a label," Syntax President and CEO Tim Trudeau says. "He was a serious businessman and a genuine entrepreneur using his skill to help artists."
The crew behind Role Model Records is looking forward to an exciting second half of 2012 as it's set to release Dominion in August. The album will feature Role Model recording artists Spoken, Julien, and Boogie as well as DJ Lagit.
Ogunbitan adds, "We feel right at home and confident that our music will be handled with care and passion. We wouldn't have it any other way."
"I've had great times in the past with Syntax Records, so it’s a joy to experience that joy all over again from the other side of the table. It’s exciting to be a part of what others are doing in their respective scenes,” Trudeau says.
Established in Toronto, Canada, Role Model Records is an urban record label dedicated to living a non-conforming lifestyle and reflecting the light of the Gospel of Grace. To learn more about Role Model Records, visit: http://rolemodelrecords.ca .
A division of Quality Junk, Syntax Distribution is a digital distribution and aggregation firm based in San Diego, California, handling many of the top independent artists such as David and Tamela Mann of Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns, Disney’s Next Big Thing winner Jasmine, as well as award winning emcee Flame. Their clientele includes Central South, Crossroads Music, and Bema Media, among others. To learn more about Syntax Distribution, visit: http://syntaxdistribution.com .
J57 is dropping 2 EP's (2057 EP & The Ports EP) on 5/22, only available on his website: www.J57Music.com. Here's the first of a few videos we shot for both EP's! Watch J57 feat. Koncept "Pulp Fiction" (Prod by J57) HERE. Directed by: Fresh Pres.
Toronto, ON - Montreal-based rapper muGz will release his debut digital EP, Gone One Day (G.O.D) (Blackrose Music / Aquarius Records), on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Self produced and recorded in various Montreal studios, the EP contains seven tracks including the first single, "The Dream." Full track listing below.
"I woke up one morning and had the vision of what direction I wanted to take with this project," muGz explains. "Based on the events that were occurring in my surroundings, my mind became flooded with ideas. Concepts started flowing and singles were created. I feel G.O.D is one of my best projects yet and that I am really beginning to find my sound, my lane and my path. My team and I are looking forward to the journey it brings."
Recently signed to Aquarius Records, muGz has begun to make a name for himself in the rap and hip-hop community. His last digital single and accompanying video, "Lonely Girl," appeared on BET's 106 & Park and has been nominated for a 2012 Stylus Award for Best Video of the Year. He has also garnered an impressive five nominations at the Montreal Hip-Hop Awards in the categories of English Male Artist of the Year, English Song of the Year for his single "French," Public's Choice Award, English Mixtape of the Year for "The Day Before" and English Video of the Year for "Lonely Girl."
Known for his natural rhyming talent, muGz established his own record label, Blackrose Music, in 2009 as a way to build a solid fan base in Montreal and maintain control of his career. In 2011, he was the first rap artist out of Montreal to ever appear on BET's 106 & Park in New York for "Lonely Girl" and the video was also featured in regular rotation at both Musique Plus and MuchMusic. His last mixtape, "I Co-Signed Myself," won Mixtape of the Year at the 2011 Montreal Hip-Hop Awards. Over the last two years, muGz has opened for big name acts including Sean Kingston, Sean Paul, Rick Ross and Bow Wow. Stay tuned for additional performance dates in Canada this summer.
Gone One Day (G.O.D) Track Listing: Gone One Day Alone The Dream Living Through Your Eyes This Moment Friday (It Feels Good) Bad Bitch
muGz will be available for advance and select in-person media opportunities while he is in Toronto during the 2012 Stylus Awards, Friday, May 25 - Monday, May 28, 2012.