The Certified Fresh Jumpoff Present: Midnight Marauders Remix Competition
Courtesy Kevin Nottingham.
If you’ve been with KevinNottingham.com for a while, you may remember one of our niches from 2008 – 2010 was our weekly remix competitions. Back then we held contests for producers to remix classic albums such as Illmatic, The Blueprint, and Mama Said Knock You Out. With our remix competitions and sample compilations, we prided ourselves in being a producer’s community… and we still do. Which is why we’re bringing back our weekly remix competition for the 20th anniversary release of A Tribe Called Quest’s Midnight Marauders! Only this time, we’re doing it better. We’ve teamed up with iStandard Producers, The Certified Fresh Jumpoff, and producer extraordinaire DJ Pain1 to make this contest our best one yet.
Each week, for the next 14 weeks, we will provide you with an original sample used to create each track from the album. You will take that song and your skills, and sample it into a brand new creation… a remix, if you will. In some of our previous contests, we have provided you with the acapella to use in your remix. This project will not be using the acapellas from Midnight Marauders. Instead, after we complete the 14 weeks of our beat contest, we will select some of your favorite emcees to rock over your beats (similar to how we did the Mama Said Knock You Out project). The finished project will be released by November, just in time for the album’s 20th anniversary!
PRIZES: In addition to being included on our 20th Anniversary Tribute Album to Midnight Marauders, the winner for each week will also receive a free account and teaser kit at iStandardProducers.com(courtesy of iStandard Producers).
Hit the link below to catch up on the contest rules and learn how you can submit.
i hope you all can enjoy and feel what im putting out, my new album entitled (swxrve) is dropping next month. all im trying to do is keep hiphop in motion. i dont want fame nor riches. i just want real hiphop listeners.
“What’s Wrong,” was initially produced and recorded for Rakim’s “Seventh Seal” (2009) LP, but due to clearance issues was nixed from the retail release of the project. It has since sat dormant until Rakim gave the track back to Marco and he decided to use it for his forthcoming free-LP “Newport Authority 2” as Marco states “I’ve recorded so much quality material over the last few years and I really want to share it all. It couldn't all possibly fit on “Port Authority 2”; hence “Newport Authority 2” came to be.”
"On his latest effort, it is clear Tranz has made a great decision, because as you will hear AWKWORD and Tenacity have a bevy of impressive lyrics to display atop his uber-smooth beat. Tenacity kicks off the track with a filling 16, covering topics from body image to his history as a battle rapper. Leave enough room for AWKWORD, though, whose deep-voiced, powerful delivery anchors the cut, powering through to the end of this very well-rounded, complete jam."
Gearing up for the release of a new Swollen Members album Beautiful Death Machine March 19th on Suburban Noize/Battle Axe Records. Armed with their signature brand of dark, sinister, spellbinding hip-hop, Swollen Members new album sounds aggressive, confident and commands listeners attention with its in-your-face attitude.
CMG's Zed Zilla is back with the new single "One Time", produced by Brenae, from the Memphis native's upcoming mixtape Time to Eat! As recently announced, Yo Gotti's CMG label has partnered with Epic Records, and Zed Zilla will be preparing his official full-length album in coming months.
MP3: Eddie B & Harry Fraud - "Marvelous" Ft. Action Bronson
Courtesy Audible Treats.
Next week, on Wednesday, March 13th, Eddie B & Harry Fraud, alongside Roc Marciano, Copywrite, and more, will headline the Man Bites Dog Records Official SXSW showcase – and they'll be using the opportunity to unveil their new EP, Horsepower, both live on stage and as an exclusive early release via cassette tape. Today, following last week's release of lead single "Courage," Eddie and Harry are releasing the EP's second single, "Marvelous," which was premiered by MTV Hive and features fellow NY rapper Action Bronson.
Manchester based super-group Moshteam have released the first official music video Hands Up over the 50cent instrumental. The track consists of three of the groups rappers, Shotty Horroh who is gaining major global attention with his international battles along side his previous release of Dead Bodies & Junk Food, Shotty is well and truly on the path to great things. Hands Up also features Illatant an up & comer in Manchester who earned his status with Misfit Music alongside fellow Moshteam member Briggzy. The final rapper is Wordz a 19 year old whos new to scene but already causing major attention to his name with featuring on almost every major media channel online.
Video: Tez McClain - "By Any Means" Ft. Hollywood Da Prynce
Courtesy Audible Treats.
Last week, Atlanta rapper Tez McClain released his new EP, Scoundrel. The project, Tez' first release since touring recently with the likes of Killer Mike, Mistah FAB, and Eligh, includes features from E-40, Reese, Erk Tha Jerk, HBK Skipper, along with production from Zaytoven and Natural Disaster. It's also a project that finds Tez at his most aggressive, lacing the 10-track project with assertive, unrelenting bars, and a perfect example of that is new single "By Any Means," which features Hollywood Da Prynce, and for which Tez is releasing a video today.
To celebrate his third solo album Selling My Soul, Masta Killa of the Wu Tang Clan is back in with a new U.S. tour. Check out the dates below. Selling My Soul is now available on mastakillamusic.com and in stores everywhere.
March 9 - Albany NY - Bogie's
March 10 - Middletown, NY - Sounds Asylum
March 11 - Johnson City, TN - Hideaway
March 12 - Atlanta, GA - 529
March 13 - Savannah, GA - Jinx
March 14 - St. Petersburg, FL - Fubar
March 16 - Miami, FL - Club Eve
March 17 - Jacksonville, FL - Burro Bar
March 18 - New Orleans, LA - Hi Ho Lounge
March 19 - San Antonio, TX - Nightrocker Live
March 20 - El Paso, TX - Low Brow Palace
March 21 - Tempe, AZ - Yucca Tap Room
March 22 - San Diego, CA - Kava Lounge
March 23 - Pasadena, CA - Terrace
March 24 - Park City, UT - Cisero's
March 25 - Alma, CO - Alma's Only Bar
March 26 - Denver, CO - Roxy Theatre
March 27 - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
March 28 - Barrington HIlls, IL - Penny Road Pub
March 29 - Paul, MN - Amsterdam Bar and Hall
March 30 - Riverview, MI - Crimson