Take a spin through Topeka, Kansas with Stik Figa in his video for “Flaudgin,” a carefree joyride through the blue-collar Midwest. Sure, Stik can get on his MC ish when need be, he can kick a thought-provoking verse when the occasion calls for it, but the Midwest rhymer is just as comfortable crafting something smooth for you to ride to. “Flaudgin,” a standout cut from his Mello Music debut As Himself, is just that, music for the Cuttys, Regals, Chevys and ‘Prices that represent Stik’s native city. The title term is local slang for frontin’ or otherwise posturing, just like the weave-equipped woman who’s hair Stik calls out in the track, right after the former calls him out on his rented ride.
We are really happy to announce that a brand new EP from TOPE releases 1 week from today! “Since The Last Time We Spoke” is the b-side follow up EP to the 2012 released “Until The Next Time We Meet”. TOPE delivered 19 tracks in working on the full length LP, but cutting the album down to 11 was difficult, as the so-called b-sides hold up quite well. The full length and the EP each stand on their own; but together “Until The Next Time We Meet”and “Since The Last Time We Spoke” represent an artist who cannot stop doing the work – and as one can hear, the work pays off…
Quakers featuring Guilty Simpson, MED and the Quakers All-Star Brass Band. Quakers is a 35-person hip-hop collective, centered around three producers - Fuzzface (Geoff Barrow), Katalyst (Ashley Anderson), and 7Stu7 (Stuart Matthews). Video Director: Eric Coleman; Cinematography: Jerry Henry; Editor: Laith Majali; Cameras: Jerry Henry, B+, Mike Park; Producers: Marybell Chavez, Eric Coleman.
Video: Illus f/Blueprint, Ill Bill & DJ Johnny Juice - "The Gift"
2012 promises to be a memorable year for Illus, as he and his wife recently welcomed the birth of their first child and his new project, Family First, (due to be released on 5-29-2012) focuses on the shared love of that experience to create 12-tracks that mend meaningful, powerful, heart-felt lyrics to hardcore Hip-Hop production. Family First is a celebration of family and life both in the literal sense and that of the larger global Hip-Hop community and the connection we all have through our children and the spirit, heart, passion and soul of the culture.
Cleveland's EST 19XX/Bad Boy/Interscope artist Machine Gun Kelly shares the first episode of Season 2's webisode series Kelly Vision with Kelly Vision II: "We're Back!" In the new episode, MGK is on the road for 95 shows in 100 days with the Hostile Takeover Tour giving fans a peek inside his tour bus, showing off his doctoring skills as alter-ego "Dr. Cockpunch" and conducts in interview with a very special guest! Take a look at the latest episode: