1. “Really Real”
2. “Tag, Mae, & Moe” f/ Mae Day & Moe Dirdee (prod. by Astronote)
3. “We Ready” f/ Hustle (prod. by Cyrus The Great)
4. “Jump Around” f/ MAHD
5. “Rap Revelations” f/ Fred Knuxx, Faro, Wordsmith (prod. by Centric) (cuts by DJ Ykcor)
6. “4.9.5 to 3.1.3” f/ DKay DrumMasta (prod. by DKay DrumMasta)
7. “Remember Me” (prod. by Time Stretch)
8. “Talkin' Wit' Sam” (Interview)
Christian Blaizer - All I Want ft Redman, K Koke, Eric Sermon, Metis
Courtesy 730 Promo.
Late last year, Blue Rain emcee Christian Blaizer passed away after losing a battle with cancer. At the time of his death, the Highgate, London native was hard at work on a debut album 'The Oath', which his friend and collaborator Paul “Blue Rain” Yomi, promised to finish and release after his death. Here is the first release off the posthumous album titled 'All I Want'. Produced by Yomi along with Redskull Beats, the record finds Blaizer trading ambitious, boastful bars with Erick Sermon, Redman, Metis and K. Koke.
Calling upon a lifetime of experience, Toronto rapper FenaxiZ vividly depicts his hometown with a candid honesty. While some glorify the violence that plagues the city and others hail Toronto as a tourist-friendly destination, FenaxiZ instead offers a metropolis of "students, hustlers, everyday citizens, hard-working immigrants tryna earn dividends" as he guides his audience through areas such as Kensington Market, the Financial district, St. Jamestown, and Rosedale. He finally concludes after seeing "the good, the bad, the beauty, the ugly," that "it is what it is and this the real Toronto."
Trek Life Update: EVENT | Toys 4 Tots x 626ers on Fri Dec 7th
Courtesy Press Life.
Tis the season for dope beats & giving hearts. #626mas is a San Gabriel Valley local event that accomplishes a duel purpose. 1) Do something nice for a lesser fortunate child & 2) Have some of the best local talent rock on the same stage together in the 626 area. The entry fee is an unwrapped, unopened toy of $10 value or a $5 donation. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Toys 4 Tots. See you on Friday!
In 1996, New Orleans rapper Ricky B released the bounce classic "Shake Fa Ya Hood." 16 years later, Ricky has teamed up with New Orleanian producer/deejay Quickie Mart to present the Wylie Whitesides-directed music video for "Hood"'s official dubstep remix. Quickie Mart's "Hood" remix appears on the Space Monkey Radio EP, a collection of artist-approved dubstep remixes of songs also including rapper Freddie Gibbs, California ska-funk outfit Slightly Stoopid and singers Shyvonne and Justina.
In the last two years alone Quickie Mart has released four volumes of the Haze Diaries mixtape series with rapper Gotham Green, featuring Freddie Gibbs and Planet Asia. Gypsyphonic Disko, his klezmer/New Orleans bounce/hip-hop fusion project with Ben Ellman of Galactic, was included in Nerve.com‘s Five Albums You Should Be Listening To Right Now and his Brain Salad Surgery mashup tape was released in late 2009. "Ricky asked me to remix his classic New Orleans bounce tune," Mart says of the "Hood" project. "Naturally, I accepted."
Famed West Coast Producer, Sir Jinx, Unleashes The West Wing!
Courtesy Todd Davis.
As an integral member of not one, but two pioneering Left Coast Hip-Hop collectives; N.W.A. and the Posse, as well as a pre-Ni99az Wit Attitudes Ice Cube led C.I.A. [Cru’ in Action!], triple threat – rapper/deejay/producer - Sir Jinx is a self-professed “West Wing Legend” – And, rightfully so!
Over the course of a 25-plus year career, the renowned multi-platinum South Central Los Angeles native has logged in countless hours of studio time crafting classic hit records for a multitude of rap and R&B luminaries such as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre (who also happens to be his cousin) Kool G. Rap, Xzibit, Kurupt, Too $hort, Jayo Felony, Yo-Yo, WC and the Maad Circle, Coolio, as well as the late, great icons Teena Marie & Gerald Levert.
In July 2011, Sir Jinx released the exceedingly overdue and stellar collection, General Population, with contributions from the aforementioned Jayo Felony [“Rime Scene”], Roscoe/DPGC [“Bump Bump” & “In My Footsteps”], Devin the Dude [“Gather My Thoughts”], Butch Cassidy [“I Don't Take You Serious” & “That Type of Girl”], Ras Kass, Rodney-O & Bone Crusher [“The Time Is Now”] and protégés Tri Star & Dat Boi Hop, with outside production courtesy of The Futuristiks (Eminem, Redman), Thayod Ausar (50 Cent, Xzibit) Jesse West (Bad Boy, KRS-1) and Trevor Lawrence (Dr. Dre, Eminem).
And now, Sir Jinx, in association with his Coastal Contra Music Group venture, has returned with his brand new, soon-to-be unleashed, star-studded musical extravaganza, …Presents The West Wing. This stellar release is chock-full of some of the biggest names in the music industry including Dogg Pound member Kurupt, Jayo Felony, MC Eiht of Compton’s Most Wanted, King T, Public Enemy’s Flavor Flav, Kid Frost, Mr. MayLay, Crooked I of Slaughterhouse, Ya Boy, Yo-Yo, Medusa, Cypress Hill’s B-Real, Xzibit, Skillz, Fabolous, Dru Down, and comedians Dave Chappelle, Mike Epps & Joe Torry round it out. Along with, of course, Sir Jinx, other producers on board to lend a hand are Pockets, Rush, Dae One, Rocko, Thayod Ausar, Jesse West, Battlecat, The Futuristiks, Josef Leimberg, Track Team, Big Foot, Choir Boi and Vito.
In addition to his forthcoming release, Sir Jinx’ Coastal Contra Music Group will be supporting a string of individual high-profile projects from the likes of Animal Channel featuring Deadly Threatz & LA Zu, Boomer Didit, King T, Jusin Time, Tri Star, Dat Boi Hop, Stacee Adams, The Sweat Hoggs, X-Clan and 2nd II None.
Sir Jinx Presents The West Wing is slated for release on December 11th 2012...
Video: Illmaculate - "Walk On Water (Fear Of God)"
Courtesy Sandpeople Music.
"Walk On Water (Fear Of God)" is the first single and video from the upcoming project. Artistic Outlet Media captured the cinematic feel that has defined both CHRON albums, providing the perfect visuals to accompany Illmaculate's heavy examination.
Scheme has some new music from his upcoming project "Pesos Turn to Dollars." It will be a collection of remakes Scheme has put together throughout this last year and it will included music in both English and Spanish; in order to get everyone in tune with the direction of the upcoming LP. Follow Scheme on Twitter @Scheme773.
Yonas Michael Releases the Mick Boogie Mixtape: Before Blvck Swan Theory
Courtesy Helio PR.
Breaking onto the music scene in 2006 as the MTV Awarded Los Angeles hip-hop duo U-N-I, rapper/singer Yonas Michael is branching out on his own with the release of the Mixtape Before Blvck Swan Theory featuring unique interpretation remixes over tunes by the likes of Toro Y Moi, N.E.R.D., Brazilian Girls, Kavisnky, Alexander Ebert and Poolside - to precede his 2013 album Blvck Swan Theory.