MP3: billy woods - "Frozen Sunlight" Ft. Open Mike Eagle & MarQ Spekt
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Next week, on April 10th, rapper billy woods will release his latest album, History Will Absolve Me. Late last month, woods teased fans with the album's lead single, the Roc Marciano- and Masai Bey- featuring "Body Of Work," and now woods is excited to release a new, non-album song, "Frozen Sunlight," featuring Open Mike Eagle and MarQ Spekt. For the track's unique artwork, woods enlisted the efforts of pemdesigns.
To produce the track, woods called on frequent collaborator Willie Green, who also provides the lion's share of the beats on History Will Absolve Me, and Green answers that call with a truly raucous effort - horns blaring; cymbals ringing; bass rumbling; drums pounding. "We didn't over-think this one," explains woods, when asked about the song's concept, "Our foremost intention was to make a banger. Hopefully we succeeded."
As with the best posse cuts and collaborations, the emcees looked to each other for inspiration, the competitive spirit of the studio inspiring a sum even greater than its already impressive individual parts. "Open Mike Eagle set the table perfectly, and MarQ Spekt tore the beat to pieces," says woods. "I went last, so I tried to tie together the sentiments of the previous two verses. I was definitely writing my verse feeling like 'don't fuck it up.'"
MP3: Dollarmentary - "She Want That Feeling" (feat. The Space Doggz)
Courtesy J Melo.
Dollarmentary drops a new funky record titled "She Want That Feeling" featuring the Space Doggz. The beat credit goes to Nabs from France. Dollarmentary is working on his new mixtape, "America's Baby: Amero Dollar Vol.2"
Dujeous dropped their sophomore album Day In Day Out this week and celebrated their release to a packed house at DROM (NYC). Among those in attendance was Immortal Technique who jumped on stage to perform "This American Life," their collaborative effort, which also features Talib Kweli on Dujeous's side project The Next. Day In Day Out is now available on iTunes and includes guest appearances from Sharon Jones, John Legend and Immortal Technique.
Electric Daisy Carnival 2012 Lineup, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna and The Wanted
Courtesy MTV News.
In today’s MTV News Video Digest we have an MTV News exclusive announcing the line-up of the Electric Daisy Carnival 2012, featuring David Guetta, Knife Party, Tiesto and more. In addition, we have bites from Nicki Minaj’s hairstylist on her looks in the biggest music videos of her career to date, Rihanna telling us she wants to play the bad ass in “Battleship,” and The Wanted talking studio during MTV’s Spring Break.
MTV News Exclusive: Electric Daisy Carnival 2012 Taps David Guetta, Knife Party, Tiesto
New Music: Derty Den "Cold World" (Prod. by Big Jazz)
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Derty Den "Cold World": North Cackalacka's Derty Den is hungry for more living in a "Cold World" and he's not shy to let the streets know that he's ready to get it in. The track is produced by Big Jazz. Derty is currently finalizing his debut street album, Limitless... coming soon!
MP3: Gensu Dean ft. David Banner - "Alice In Wonderland"
Courtesy Mello Music Group.
Gensu Dean stormed into 2012, signing to Mello Music Group, releasing his first single with Roc Marciano ¥en, then following up with a video featuring the legendary Large Professor, and today releases his second single Alice In Wonderland featuring David Banner. All three tracks can be found on Dean's debut record "Lo-Fi Fingahz" which is out eveyrwhere now on cd, vinyl, and digitally via Mello Music Group.
Gensu Dean and David Banner aren't new to working together though. The two friends first linked a number of years ago when Dean laid the production for David Banner's Priority Records debut on the now famous track "Grey Skies". The two also worked together on the Ill Relatives record "Cold Cold World." Today David Banner returns the favor by being a part of Gensu Dean's debut album Lo-Fi Fingahz.
The Track: Alice In Wonderland The Production: Alice was produced on the famed SP1200 that Dean loves both because of the challenge (10 second sample time) and the sound (rugged and gritty). This time Dean chose a funky blues guitar, a driving back beat, climbing bassline, and solid claps to go along with what sounds like Alice in moaning in climax throughout the track.
The Narrative: David Banner tells two stories over the course of 2 verses. In the first verse, Alice is a woman locked up emotionally in a world shaded by past sexual abuse. Like a few, Alice believes her power lies in exploiting her sexuality to control men, opening her legs in exchange for them opening their wallets. Banner acknowledges her beauty "baby you hot like hades", but then looks beyond the surface and retorts "I know he broke your trust, I know you cried for help, your mother thought you was lying, left you all by yourself, come here and take my hand, don't want to be your man, just want to help you find your place off in this wonderland."
The second verse starts in with a nod to Outkast's "Art of Storytellin" this time with Heather Humper hoppin' in & out of cars sleepin' with stars. When Banner tries to offer an alternative, Heather replies: "Can't save me ni&&a cause my soul been dead." The track then closes with what might be the best line of the track: "Sometimes your dreams don't come true, because God knew they'd be a nightmare." Enjoy the song and feel free to share.