Kosha Dillz - "Gina & The Garage Sale" Now Available
Kosha Dillz combines with German production team Shuko and Fonty to create Gina & The Garage Sale, a 9 song EP that follows up his acclaimed solo Freshman album Beverly Dillz. Gina, a friend of Kosha who passed away of an overdose during the recording, will be part his free (5 song) portion of the album that focus on many of Kosha's darker struggles via crime, drug addiciton, and death. The "Garage Sale" signify's the inner cleansing of his house and puts out all for sale. When combined with the additional four tracks found on the retail EP, a balanced, cohesive project comes to being that represents both Kosha's light hearted attitude toward serious issues in addition to his rites of passage into an artist that learns to face such tribulations. Gina & The Garage Sale is now available through iTunes.
GINA & THE GARAGE SALE - BUY NOW ON iTUNES
On Gina & The Garage Sale, songs like "Span-Hebrish (Ech ani Olech)", a song in Spanish Hebrew and English, maintain the cultural aesthetic to the Israeli-American MC while tracks like "All These Years" dig deep into Kosha's personal struggle as an artist while tackling with the loss of someone close. Features on the EP include Homeboy Sandman, MC Lars, Geo of Blue Scholars, and addition to the Parisian folk singer Mojo Hanna.
Be sure to support the DIY indie artist who in the past year has boasted 2 videos on MTV, earned his own character on NBA 2k11, and toured with the likes of Matisyahu and Snoop Dogg!
01. Garage Sale
02. All These Years (feat. Mojo Hanna)
03. The Alien Song (feat. Homeboy Sandman, MC Lars & Geo of Blue Scholars)
04. To The Most High
05. Who Da Heck
06. Sweat Pants Song
07. Span-Hebrish (Ech Ani Olech)
08. Dance Away The Pain
Kosha Dillz remains busy amidst his 30 plus city 'Give Me Five' charity tour, helping to raise money to donate instruments to several Louisiana based schools. For those in town for SXSW, you can check out Kosha performing the last leg of his tour at the following venues:
Tuesday (3/15): Rusty Spurs Wednesday (3/16): Lipstick 24 Thursday (3/17): The Dean Fredrick | Lovers Label Musebox Party Friday (3/18): Style X Fashion Show | Convention Center Friday (3/18: The Marq | SXSW Official Showcase 10:30pm Saturday (3/19): Lipstick | Super Good Music Party
Decatur Georgia super group Travis Porter sits down during a recent stop through Chesapeake Virginia to talk with Viz Ink about the rise to fame, the music and the journey through the music industry thus far! Interview conducted by Batman.
Ohio, MC/Producer duo, G.Huff and Vice Souletric Beats present the single, "100 of Us" ft. Ruste Juxx, Guilty Simpson, Termanology, Canayda, and Red Eye of the Closers. The track is another banger from G.Huff and Vice's upcoming full-length album titled, "Where Do We Go From Here?". G.Huff leads off the all-star cast of lyricists, setting an "in your face' tone."100 of Us," has a throwback format of true hiphop crew cuts, providing raw, witty lyrics, over the rugged drum beat by Vice. The "Where Do We Go From Here?" LP also includes appearances from Reks, Buff 1, Carlitta Durand and others, and is set to drop in mid-April.
"Handstand" is the second leak from the boundless Blaqstarr's upcoming mixtape - Blaqstarr: The Mixtape - Set to be released on April 12th via Blaqstarrmusic.com as afree download, The mixtape will feature original guest appearances from Lil Wayne, Shanell (Young Money), MIA, Rye Rye, Diplo, Jack Beats, Steve Aoki, Nadastrom, Diddy Dirty Money, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Akon, Flostradamus, Switch, Excel, and Amy Winehouse .
Blaqstarr, often known as DJ Blaqstarr, experienced local success in the early 2000s with a series of tracks he released via his own Starr Productions label. He is well-known for his songwriting and production work on M.I.A.'s 2007 album Kala and 2010's MAYA. He also scored a 2006 club hit, "Shake It To The Ground," after discovering Baltimore dance-rap dynamo Rye Rye, whom M.I.A. has also signed to N.E.E.T. Over the last two years, Blaqstarr has released a mixtape, 2008's King of Roq (on Diplo's Mad Decent label), toured with Diplo, M.I.A., and Rye Rye, and participated in the 2008 Rock The Bells tour. He has also produced tracks for Mos Def, Switch, Talib Kweli, and K-Swift, among many others. Constantly evolving as an artist, Blaqstarr is now stepping out with the Divine EP, which showcases his fearless and relentlessly experimental brand of electronic hip-hop. "There are no bounds for my music," he says, "so expect to experience every one of your best feelings when you listen to it." Spin.com raves, "Blaqstarr builds his lo-fi hip hop sound by adding in touches of R&B (glossy piano cadences, soulful, melismatic vocals)- imagine Prince re-making Sign O'the Times as a banging Baltimore Club record on a beat up four track recorder." Fader praises "Oh My Darling," calling it "a simple loop with Blaqstarr's melancholy plea, something between Kanye, Prince, and Robin Thicke - direct and driving."
Minneapolis native and Stophouse Music Group flagship artist, Prof, will be heading to Austin, TX, this week to perform at three South by Southwest showcases.
Prof is currently on the Lookout Tour with Steddy P, tracking towards Austin. The tour came after a five-date run throughout Minnesota with underground hip-hop legends, Atmosphere, on the Welcome to Minnesota Tour. This year is Prof’s first time at the renowned SXSW festival, one of the largest music festivals in the U.S.
Show information is listed below.
March 18 | SXSW Official Showcase | Emo's (outside) 603 Red River Street, Austin TX
Das Racist, The Cool Kids, Freddie Gibbs , Asher Roth & Nottz , TBA, Blueprint , Skrillex, L.E.P. BOGUS BOYS , Prof, Peter Rosenberg (Host) Friday, March 18 / Door: $TBA / Doors at 7:30p
March 18 | SXSW Showcase | Dirty Bill's Bar 511 Rio Grande, Austin TX
Prof will be bucking out with the Cryphy DJ's, Kid Slyce, and a couple other great DJ's.
March 19 | SXSW Fuggin Awesome Showcase Presented by The Hydrilla | The Blind Pig Pub 317 E. 6th Street Austin, TX
Prof will be performing alongside Killer Mike, Cyhi Da Prynce, Rittz, Jackie Chain, and many more.
Leveraging his catchy songs and must see live show, Prof is constantly setting new benchmarks of success. Three consecutive years of sold-out Minneapolis shows, collaborations with hip hop stars like Yelawolf and Slug, and a statement making performance at 2010’s Soundset festival are some of Prof’s proudest accomplishments to date. His growth is evident in the continued popularity of his last EP, Kaiser Von Powderhorn 2, which is available for free download.
While on tour, Prof has been continuing the Stophouse tradition of free music by giving away 10,000 sampler discs that include the best of his past releases and 3 new songs from his summer 2011 LP titled “GAMPO”.