Just wanted to pass you a link to my new EP- The Ronin, which dropped today digitally.
The science behind this is that i had these songs wandering around my pro-tools hard drive like masterless samurai, so i dubbed these 7 joints The Ronin like the Akira Kurosawa "7 Samurai" joint or feudal Japan days ;)
MP3: Crook Firm - "Take You On A Ride" (prod. by Galaxy)
"Take You On A Ride" is the debut single from Crook Firm, the Massachusetts based trio that consists of Hector Marciana and brother's E.G.O. & Galaxy. This single drops next Tuesday on iTunes along with the B side "Spending". Stay tuned for the crew's forthcoming album Airplane Mode: We Can't Be Reached, which drops later this summer.
HIP-HOP ACCLAIMED DJ, PRODUCER & ARTIST DJ DRAMA TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM "THIRD POWER" ON AUGUST 30TH, 2011
FIRST SINGLE "OH MY" FEATURING FABOLOUS, WIZ KHALIFA & ROSCOE DASH EXPLODES AT RADIO!
(New York, NY) – Philadelphia-born, Atlanta-based hip hop acclaimed DJ and recording artist DJ Drama explodes back onto the scene again with his infectious new single, "Oh My" featuring Fabolous, Wiz Khalifa and Roscoe Dash from the Aphilliates/ Power House Promotions/eOne Music labels. The bass-thumping single, produced by Drumma Boy, is from the forthcoming album, "THIRD POWER," which will be released on August 30th, 2011.
Quickly becoming a bonafide hit record with nearly 1600 spins and over 11 million in audience, "Oh My" has been receiving tremendous support across the nation from New York's #1 rhythmic and urban stations, WQHT (Hot 97) and WWPR (Power 105) in addition to Philadelphia's WPHI, Washington DC's WKYS, Atlanta's WHTA and San Francisco's KMEL, among many others. "Oh My" can now be purchased on iTunes at http://bit.ly/ltGo1G. The video to the anthem is already ranked #5 on MTV2 Sucker Free Countdown and is heavy rotation on MTV Jams and ranked at #7 on BET's 106 & Park Countdown.
About "THIRD POWER," DJ Drama states, "This is my third album, and it's my biggest and best one yet. It represents my three generations of hip hop: the music I came up on, the movements that I was a part of, and a whole new generation of hip hop that is changing the face of music."
DJ Drama is best known for producing mixtapes, including the successful "Gangsta Grillz" series, which the New York Times called one of the "10 best recordings of 2006." "THIRD POWER" is DJ Drama's 3rd U.S. album release. His debut album, "Gangsta Grillz: The Album," spawned the classics "Cannon (Remix)" "5000 Ones," feat. Nelly, T.I., Yung Joc, Young Jeezy, Diddy, Twista and Willie The Kid, and "Art of Storytellin' Part 4" feat. Outkast and Marsha Ambrosius. Drama's sophomore album, "Gangsta Grillz: The Album (Vol. 2)" included the hit "Day Dreaming" feat Akon, T.I. & Snoop Dogg.
Toronto, ON -- Fresh off an opening gig for Snoop Dogg in London, Shaun Boothe's highly-anticipated upcoming mixtape Waiting Room is out later this month on Honest Music/EMI.
Poised to be next on the list of Toronto Canada's hottest new musical exports, Shaun Boothe separated himself from the pack with his critically acclaimed Unauthorized Biography Series.
Inspired by Nas’ tribute to Rakim, Boothe’s Bio Series videos summarize the lives and legacies of a wide variety of cultural icons in rhyme form. Getting blog love from Kanye West and tweets from Diddy himself - Boothe’s sixth icon to get the biography treatment for his ‘Huster’s Edition’- it’s clear that he’s getting the attention of the right people.
With a handful of singles floating around the net, the time has finally come for the release of Shaun’s first full body of work. Waiting Room is a compilation of previously released, unreleased and brand new material.
Boasting production from his go-to producer and cousin Nineteen85, along with a few self produced tracks, Boothe proves on every song to be an honest, thought-provoking wordsmith - Soulfood in a fast-food driven market.
“Oh, your shoes match your shirt – that’s fire/My actions match my words – that’s flyer”
The overall sound is big, musical, sample-driven and often pulls heavily on the raw and genuine emotions of a young kid climbing his way up and looking toward the stars.
"Never had a plan B, this is all I even planned to be"
Kae Sun's Free EP "Outside The Barcode" Now Available
For Immediate Release July 2011
Toronto, ON -- Toronto-based singer songwriter Kae Sun turned to his native Ghana for inspiration for his new EP, Outside the Barcode. The return to his homeland after nine years of living in Canada renewed his drive for creating the raw and non-commoditized artistic experiences that shaped his passion for music.
Outside the Barcode is an authentic and reflective collection of songs that showcase Kae’s growth as a songwriter, storyteller and guitarist. Recorded on 2-inch tape on a farm in Ontario the raw acoustic songs recall the sense of community and authenticity that inspired the tracks. Kae’s focus was to create a more shared listening experience rather than dictating his audience’s experiences.
“It’s not about making music to get something out of people, but rather sharing experiences, capturing moments and communicating through music and lyrics,” he says. The result is an EP that conjures the collaborative spirit and culture of sharing that Kae experienced in Ghana.
This new effort by the singer-songwriter builds on the success of his previous releases. Lion on a Leash (2009), the well-received follow up to his EP Ghost Town (2007) landed on the iTunes 2009 Rewind List and earned esteemed reviews from Exclaim!, The Montreal Gazette, OkayPlayer.com and topped many critic’s lists for top indie release of the year. The success of Kae’s work has led him to play venues and festivals across Canada, UK, Dubai and Ghana.