West Coast veteran Planet Asia's been making a lot of noise lately thanks to new album Black Belt Theatre. Now, he's ready to unveil the new video off the album, a martial-arts themed clip for the track "Whirlwind Patterns," produced by Rel!g!on. The blaxploitation-inspired Black Belt Theatre features appearances from Raekwon, Talib Kweli, Paul Wall, Ras Kass, Camp Lo, Strong Arm Steady, Fashawn, Willie The Kid, Mistah FAB, Torae, Rasco, and many more.
Video: Breaking Beyond Vol. 7 - Tried By 12 Freestyle
Courtesy Beyond Belief.
In Volume 7, "Tried By 12 Freestyle", Beyond Belief spits a live freestyle for Deena Widow over the classic East Flatbush Project Instrumental. As always, the video is directed and edited by Beyond Belief.
The ability to evolve and adapt in the ever changing realm of music is necessary for an artist’s survival. Having maintained a presence over the last 14 years via a resume that includes features on three MF DOOM albums (Take Me to Your Leader, MMFOOD, and Born like This), Atlanta-based lyricist staHHr has consistently done just that.
April 2012 sparks the beginning of Molotov Season, the first installment of the Mother Nature with a Molotov musical experience. Formerly known as [staHHr] tha F.EM.C.E.E., she welcomes hip hop enthusiasts into the “Golden Era Future”, with her second full length album “Mother Nature with a Molotov: Molotov Season”. The second single from the upcoming release, “FirestaHHrter”, produced by Lex Boogie, conjures the best of the gritty, hardcore production of the “Golden Era” and balances it with fiery, futuristic lyrics.
The first single from the project “Unbreakable”, produced by DJ Dug Boogie, was a rallying cry for all those that have faced and overcome challenges and adversity. staHHr’s first full length project “Almost Neva Was”, was released on digital imprint Beatvizion Music in 2008. November 2011, she released a retrospective compilation/mixtape that featured some of her standout features and songs from 2000-11. staHHr was most recently featured in the March 2012 issue of The Source magazine, sharing her views on women in hip hop in the “The Plight of the Female MC” article. “FirestaHHrter” will be available March 13, 2012, along with her other releases, on http://stahhr.bandcamp.com .
Video: AllHipHop Interview With the Owner of SOB's
Courtesy Steve Raze.
The legendary SOB's night club has been a staple for the Hip-Hop community over the ears in New York City. Everyone from Kanye West to Drake has performed at SOB's and AllHipHop.com interviewed the owner and artist such as Common, KRS-ONE and others on the importance of the SOB's nightclub for Hip-Hop.
Detroit’s Clear Soul Forces, consisting of members E-Fav, J-RoC, L.A.Z and Ilajide are pleased to unveil their debut album, Detroit #Revolution(s), presented by the good people at Rappers I Know and premiered right here on Takin’ Mines. Released at 3:13 sharp on 3/13, this 15 track free release further substantiates why the 313 is at the forefront of innovative, groundbreaking music that you/we love. Now without further adieu, we present Detroit Revolution(s).
MGK to Release "Half Naked & Almost Famous" March 20th
Courtesy Greg Miller.
March 2012 (Los Angeles, CA)- With his 2012 mtvU Woodie Award performance and nomination for "The Breaking Woodie" later this week at SXSW, spitfire rapper MGK prepares the release of Half Naked & Almost Famous EP & DVD on March 20th through EST 19XX/Bad Boy/Interscope Records.
The EP & DVD will be available exclusively on iTunes March 20th and all other retailers on April 1st.
Half Naked & Almost Famous EP & DVD will feature MGK's hit single "Wild Boy" that spawned the #1 voted BET 106 and Park music video. MGK's song "Invincible" struck victory when it was selected by both Verizon Wireless for the HTC Rezound 3G smartphone campaign and by the WWE as a theme song for next month's Wrestlemania XXVIII extravaganza. As part of MGK's partnership with the WWE, he appeared on last night's, March 12th episode of WWE Monday Raw taped in his hometown Cleveland, OH and aired on the USA Network.
MGK is busy with success, starting the year winning MTV's 2011 "Hottest Breakthough MC" award. Then, he hit the road to perform at college campuses for the Vice Magazine/Project X Party Legends College Tour. This week, MGK will be in Austin, TX performing on the mtvU Woodie Awards that air live this Thursday, March 15th at 8pm ET on MTV and mtvU channels.
MGK is in Austin to perform at the SXSW Festival showcases below as well:
Thursday, March 15th
Woodie Awards Festival @ Red River (Red River and 1st St.) - 3:00PM performance
Thursday, March 15th
BET Music Matters @ The Stage on Sixth (508 East Sixth St.) - 9:15PM performance
Continuing this year's extensive touring schedule, on March 22nd, MGK will embark on a coast-to-coast, record-breaking "2012 Hostile Takeover" Tour with Strange Music artist Tech N9ne. With 90 performances in 99 days, this tour promises to be the longest consecutive run in rap history. With the tour, MGK will extend his already established fan base and touch many markets he has yet to perform. Look out for MGK on the Van's Warped tour this summer.