MP3: Gensu Dean ft. David Banner - "Alice In Wonderland"
Courtesy Mello Music Group.
Gensu Dean stormed into 2012, signing to Mello Music Group, releasing his first single with Roc Marciano ¥en, then following up with a video featuring the legendary Large Professor, and today releases his second single Alice In Wonderland featuring David Banner. All three tracks can be found on Dean's debut record "Lo-Fi Fingahz" which is out eveyrwhere now on cd, vinyl, and digitally via Mello Music Group.
Gensu Dean and David Banner aren't new to working together though. The two friends first linked a number of years ago when Dean laid the production for David Banner's Priority Records debut on the now famous track "Grey Skies". The two also worked together on the Ill Relatives record "Cold Cold World." Today David Banner returns the favor by being a part of Gensu Dean's debut album Lo-Fi Fingahz.
The Track: Alice In Wonderland The Production: Alice was produced on the famed SP1200 that Dean loves both because of the challenge (10 second sample time) and the sound (rugged and gritty). This time Dean chose a funky blues guitar, a driving back beat, climbing bassline, and solid claps to go along with what sounds like Alice in moaning in climax throughout the track.
The Narrative: David Banner tells two stories over the course of 2 verses. In the first verse, Alice is a woman locked up emotionally in a world shaded by past sexual abuse. Like a few, Alice believes her power lies in exploiting her sexuality to control men, opening her legs in exchange for them opening their wallets. Banner acknowledges her beauty "baby you hot like hades", but then looks beyond the surface and retorts "I know he broke your trust, I know you cried for help, your mother thought you was lying, left you all by yourself, come here and take my hand, don't want to be your man, just want to help you find your place off in this wonderland."
The second verse starts in with a nod to Outkast's "Art of Storytellin" this time with Heather Humper hoppin' in & out of cars sleepin' with stars. When Banner tries to offer an alternative, Heather replies: "Can't save me ni&&a cause my soul been dead." The track then closes with what might be the best line of the track: "Sometimes your dreams don't come true, because God knew they'd be a nightmare." Enjoy the song and feel free to share.
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Kottonmouth Kings & Twiztid Release New Collabo Track Watch Out For Free Download
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As anticipation for the upcoming Kaos & Kronik Tour grows louder every day, Kottonmouth Kings and Twiztid hit the studio together to record a new collabo track entitled "Watch Out", available for free download at http://www.kottonmouthkings.com/watchout . The Kaos & Kronik Tour with special guests Blaze and Big B is set to kick off on April 13th in Kansas City.
"We wanted to put together something special for the fans to kick off this co-headlining tour we're doing, so we did this track together and gave it away for free. This song is really a warning shot to the industry about how powerful this underground movement is," says Kottonmouth Kings' Brad X. "This song is for all our die hard supporters, and at the same time it should make all the music snobs and stuck-up critics' stomachs feel queasy."
"Kottonmouth Kings and Twiztid are two groups not to be taken lightly and this track exemplifies it, so WATCH OUT," added The Dirtball. "Both of us burn heavy and represent hard for the underground! With big raps and big bowls, this one is a straight banger!"
California's reigning rip-hop originators, Kottonmouth Kings have long been a cornerstone of one of today's most radical music movements. Combining mind-bending sonics, and fusing hip-hop, punk rock, and classic soul, The Kings have innovated and pioneered a unique signature sound that has set them apart from the pack and has fueled the band's longevity and enduring popularity with a diverse international fan base. Kottonmouth Kings have proved their lasting staying power, building on a powerful DIY ethos and redefining the meaning of a self-empowered group by running their own company, touring and releasing albums on their own terms. Kottonmouth Kings will unleash their thirteenth studio album, "Mile High Club" on August 14th via the group's own Suburban Noize Records.
Where most rappers celebrate the urban lifestyle with the same old themes and images, Twiztid peels away the gloss and exposes the innards. The demented duo, Monoxide and Jamie Madrox, take the hard edge of theatrical rock-and-roll and temper it with gritty hip-hop to create a musical monstrosity so dangerously real it must be hidden with face paint! These two aren't casual gangsters, but rather, they have painted personas that allow them to explore the darkest corners of the human psyche, from superhero fantasies to horror film legacies. With their ruthless raps, most recently heard on “Heartbroken & Homicidal”, the duo may explore every recess of their audience's experiences, every sentimental reflection, and every sinister urge. By becoming something unreal, Monoxide and Jamie Madrox are free to be real. Whether it's on-stage devastation, or home stereo infiltration, Twiztid's music will take you somewhere you've never been before. The scariest part is when you don't want to come back.
TWIZTID & KOTTONMOUTH KINGS “Kaos & Kronik” TOUR DATES: Apr 13 - Kansas City @ Midland Theatre Apr 14 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's Apr 15 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium Apr 16 - St. Paul, MN @ Myth Apr 18 - Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's Apr 19 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection Apr 20 - Mount Clemens, MI @ Emerald Theatre Apr 21 - Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion Apr 22 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Apr 24 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights Apr 25 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar Apr 27 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts Apr 28 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium Apr 29 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza Apr 30 - Norfolk, VA @ Norva Theatre May 02 - Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans May 03 - Winston Salem, NC @ Ziggy's May 04 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade May 05 – Clearwater, FL @ Gasoline Alley May 06 – Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution May 07 – Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit May 09 – Little Rock, AR @ Jaunita's May 10 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar May 11 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live May 12 - Dallas, TX @ Tree's May 13 – El Paso, TX @ Buchanan's Event Center May 15 - Denver, CO @ Ogden May 16 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue May 17 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory May 18 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom May 19 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven @ King Cat May 21 - Petaluma, CA @ Phoenix Theater May 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club May 23 - Anaheim, CA @ The Grove May 24 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto
Amalgam Digital Signs Dutch Rebelle as Label's 1st Female MC
This past Monday night during Chuuwee’s first live performance show @ Church in Boston, Amalgam Digital CEO Dj Next announces the newest member of the Amalgam Digital label roster - Boston’s own Dutch Rebelle as the first female MC to sign to the label.Watch it happen LIVE on stage.
Following up his Joell Ortiz video shoot, Livin Proof drops a new single titled "The Union" featuring Geda K (former signee of Memphis Bleek), Gat Murdah & Rizz. Proof's new mixtape "I Am Livin Proof" drops for free on April 17th.