JBYRD is a rhythm-infused lyricist whose talent for writing, rhyming and performing has surprised and entertained his peers and even his role models since he was just 9-years-old. He boasts a personal endorsement by Beastie Boys' hip hop pioneer DJ Hurricane and with the legendary DJ's help has released "Full Throttle": A fun and catchy song with an accompanying video.
JBYRD has recorded an album with Don't Sleep Productions. The album includes collaboration with Cee Jay – son of iconic rapper Notorious B.I.G. – on the track "Missed The Bus" as well as Hurricane-produced "Rhyme Master," a song whose corresponding video earned JBYRD nearly 1 million YouTube hits.
Megaphone starts off with the recollection of a dream before Rochester Emcee Hassaan Mackey starts in with descriptions of fistfights and shots ringing. Hassaan's tale of battle and survival resonates over Apollo's rugged, solid, straight forward drums and slightly ominous, bent brass horns that carry the song like a beleaguered soldier over the city's sidewalks. "Just Another Day In The Hood, And I'm, Gonna Tell The Whole World About It."
Video/Audio: T.IM.E. (E Reece & TheImagination) - "Skywalker"
Courtesy Dunn Deal PR.
Theimagination and E Reece have joined forces to present their debut EP The T.iM.E is Now set to release on October 11, 2011 on Elevated Mental Recordings/Culture Digital Music. Both members of the newly formed duo T.iM.E are forces to be reckoned with, each with a long list of accomplishments and paid dues under their belts as soloists. Having previously collaborated on several of E Reece’s projects (Next Up EP, A New Breed LP, L.I.S.n 2 This Live.In.Studio. LP, Concrete Steppin LP and more), the duo’s chemistry is firmly set in place. With the The T.iM.E is Now EP in their sights, E Reece and T.iM are set to bring their formula of experimental sounds and hard-hitting lyricism to their combined fan bases, while creating a new following thirsty for progressive sounds and thoughtful rhyming. For T.iM.E the alliance has been forged in stone, the bar has been set high by both of them and the time for change begins now.
Random Axe is the super-group comprised of Sean Price, Black Milk & Guilty Simpson. They mark their self titled debut album (Duck Down Music), entirely produced by Black Milk, with their very first UK show. Comprising of three of the most incredible talents in Hip-Hop today this is sure to be one of the most highly anticipated shows and sought after tickets in capital.
Sean Price, born & raised in Brooklyn, NY, is one of Duck Down's most popular artists. Having risen to fame as part of Heltah Skeltah & Boot Camp Click he's developed a cult-like following since the release of his solo albums 'Monkey Barz' & 'Jesus Price Supastar,' + consistent mix cd releasees dating back to 2006.
Black Milk the producer/MC from Detroit, Michigan is regarded by many as the future of Hip-Hop. He's already produced records for J Dilla, Slum Village, Pharoahe Monch, GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Bilal, Little Brother, KRS-One & Buckshot as well as his own three critically acclaimed albums (Popular Demand, Tronic & Album of the Year). This will be Black Milk's third show with The Doctor's Orders so we all know what to expect and trust me we can't wait.
Guilty Simpson, also a product of Detroit and a favourite of The Doctor's Orders, has released two critically acclaimed albums on Stones Throw Records. He is known as one of J Dilla's favourites and it is little wonder why. With his last album "OJ Simpson" entirely produced by Madlib there are few underground MCs so in demand as this hugely talented lyricist.
Supporting this A list of US MCs is one of the most popular and impressive MCs in the UK Jehst. Performing for the first time in London since he celebrated the release of his 4th full length album “The Dragon of an Ordinary Family” with The Doctor's Orders back in June this is the perfect way to get the place up to boiling point. Responsible for warming things up are a dream team of London's best party DJs in the shape of Spin Doctor, Mr Thing, The Last Skeptik & DJ Rags.
Video: Icebird (rjd2 & Aaron Livingston) - "Going And Going. And Going."
Courtesy Audible Treats.
Emerging from a mushroom cloud of gold confetti, Icebird, the Philly duo of rjd2 and Aaron Livingston, is excited to release the official music video for "Going And Going. And Going," the lead single from The Abandoned Lullaby, due out October 11th via RJ's Electrical Connections. A trippy and fast-paced clip, courtesy of video director Ivan Ives, "Going And Going. And Going" continues to serve as an example of the direction that rjd2 and Aaron Livingston are taking their music with this collaborative album.
In shooting the video, which premiered yesterday on VEVO, Icebird set out to present themselves with some exciting new challenges. "We wanted to do a live performance-oriented video, which is new for both of us," comments rjd2, noting that the gold confetti-strewn performance shots only begin to tell the story; the clips are interspersed with shots of rj and Aaron cruising in a convertible, before ending up waist-deep in a creek, a mermaid and skeleton romance unfolding underwater at their feet. But as entertaining as the video is, it wasn't a cakewalk for the duo. "The creek was pretty cold," remarks rjd2. "And the gold confetti - it's actually really uncomfortable being covered in that stuff, like you're being poked by a cactus."
Intro: Back Now (Prod. By S. Original) S.T.A.C.K.S. (Prod. By Merv Bo) Bad Girl ft. Splitz (Prod. By Mister KA) Crush On Her ft. Tom Davids (Prod. By Royal Beats) Hard On The Beat Pu$$y Pumpa ft. Splitz Lonely Now (Prod. by Whurld) Goin In Freestyle ft. Splitz My Dougie Freestyle Hoe To A Housewife (Prod. By Flawless Tracks) Fuel To The Fire ft. Classic Stylez (Prod. By Kid Flash) Smoke Somethin Interlude (Prod. By Johnny Juliano) Against All Odds (Prod. By Vybe) Nasty Song ft. Splitz Birthday Sex Day By Day (Bonus Track) W/Classic Stylez & Splitz (Prod. By Flawless Tracks) No Hands ft. Splitz With Me (Prod. By Vybe) Kush ft. Splitz & Classic Stylez Success (Prod. By The Unbeatables) With Me (Prod. By Vybe) Kush ft. Splitz & Classic Stylez Success (Prod. By The Unbeatables)
Video: Clinton Sparks - "Where Are You Running to Next?"
Courtesy DJ Mars.
Earlier this summer New Balance and I released a docu-series entitled "Where are you running to next". The first three releases featured myself, Don Cannon, and Rich Medina. The number one question that has been asked since then is "who is running next"? Well video number 4 is here along with your answer...Boston's own Clinton Sparks!
Mr. Get Familiar himself has given www.NewBalance.com exclusive access to what his daily grind is like. From producing hit records, to smashing concert halls, to being a tv personality, there isn't much that Clinton hasn't done.
Ladies and gentleman, please enjoy the awesome ride and "Get Familiar" with Boston's own Clinton Sparks. Do your self a favor though, make sure your New Balance's are tied up. If you don't pay attention Clinton may leave you in the dust!