Video/Album Release: Ol' Dirty Bastard - Return To The 36 Chambers Re-Release
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Just in time for the start of your holiday shopping sprees, upstart label Get On Down is excited to finally release their very own, special re-issue version of Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Versions, the iconic debut from the late Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard.
The one-of-a-kind box deluxe box set, which retails for just under $25, comes equipped with remixes, a capellas, instrumentals, and other rarities. Joining those music essentials are a host of rare, limited edition, and value-added extras for fans, including a vintage "On Tour" poster, extended artwork, promotional sticker, detailed liner notes, and an exclusive billfold wallet, where you will be able to put your complimentary laminated Ol' Dirty Bastard food stamp card.
To celebrate the release, Get On Down has put together a special video for fans. The short clip helps break down the concept behind the album re-issue, while giving fans an opportunity to preview all of the special value-added items included, while also having the chance to check out some of the album's tracks as they stream in the background. The box set is available both in CD format and vinyl.
MP3: Mike WiLL Made It - "European Shit" Ft. Yung Joey & Gucci Mane
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To say that 2011 has been a fruitful year for Mike WiLL Made It would be an understatement. The producer came out swinging with the Billboard-charting "Tupac Back" for Meek Mill & Rick Ross, and since has produced Ludacris' "I'm On Fire," a song that also features Big K.R.I.T., "Ain't No Way Around It" for Future (since remixed by Big Boi and Young Jeezy), "Got One" for 2 Chainz, and much more. But even before then, Mike WiLL has been grinding his teeth, working with artists such as Waka Flocka Flame, Yo Gotti, Gucci Mane, Busta Rhymes, Sean Garrett, Jeremih, and plenty more.
Now, before the end of the year, Mike WiLL is planning the release of his own mixtape, Est. In 1989. The project will recount Mike's run of previously released fan favorites, while offering fans a host of new and exclusive tracks, the first of which were "Itchin'," which features Future, and the Gucci Mane- and Yo Gotti-featuring "Animosity." The latest single is "European Shit," and the song features Gucci Mane and Yung Joey, the latest addition to the Brick Squad family - both figuratively and literally; Joey, from Jamaica, Queens, is Waka Flocka Flame's cousin - who will also be releasing his own mixtape, The Sixth Man, on December 19th.
And while most fans might hear 1017 Brick Squad and expect something rowdy, the song offers a refined feel, one inspired by the good life. "We were in the studio; Gucci shoes, Louie shoes," explains Mike WiLL. "Joey's BMW keys were laying on the desk - he looked around and instantly came up with the concept." Joey's melodic hook plays off Mike's airy instruments and heavy low-end, putting on display a chemistry that the two artists have been fostering for years. "I've been rocking with Yung Joey since I met him back in 2007," notes Mike, "and that allowed me to give Joey something different, a unique sound that's just now kicking off a whole new wave."
Canadian MC Bless to release ‘April Showers’ on November 29th
‘This is a song about where I have been, the people who helped shape me, and hope for tomorrow’
The up and coming release from Montreal based MC, Bless, is a testament to two people who helped him become the man and the MC he is today. April Showers was inspired by the passing of his sister and then the loss of longtime friend and fellow MC, Guru, which saw him take control of his life, the only way he knew how; through music.
“This song represents the changing of seasons, the cycle of life, and new beginnings,” Bless explains. “I wrote April showers not only as a tribute for the two people who impacted my life so deeply, but also as a way for me to grieve and get all those emotions out.”
Produced by Soundmachine, made up of Bless and his production partner, Mano the song is accompanied by a video, which will be made available in the coming weeks. The passion depicted in both the single and the video is undeniable and it is apparent that this is a project injected with extreme passion.
Intent on grasping the good from situations that test us, Bless hopes sharing his story will give faith to those who are also experiencing hard times. “If I can share my story with others, who are going through hardships, and show them it is possible to not only continue living but thrive, then that's a win for me.”
April Showers is being released through Aquarius Records/Platinumberg Entertainment to all digital retailers on November 29th.
Yung Jon is a 23-year-old from Laurel, Mississippi who has chosen to commit his rap talents to God. He chose to do this, because he believes that God gave him the talent for a significant reason. He believes that God has given him this rapping ability to reach people. Given several opportunities to steer away from Christian rap and begin rapping about secular things, Yung Jon refuses to give his talents to the world.
Yung Jon stated, "I'm not here to rap about making money, getting drunk, and whatever else the world has to offer. I'm here to glorify God and help bring people to the realization that they need Jesus."