J-Rod of Primetime Radio talks with Virginia's own Double XL about his latest single, Troy Polamalu, giving back to the community, income taxes, and midgets in the NBA. This is definitely a must see interview that everyone should check out.
NYC Hip Hop artist Gee Dubs and producer Mike Cali have combined to form the "AM Shift", and along with production from frequent collaborator Mike Chops bring you an LP of the same name. Gee's raw wittiness present on last years "Preface To Disaster" LP is back and accompanied by the funky and aggressive production of Mike Cali, creating a sound true to Hip Hop musics roots. A free digital download will be available by clicking the link below and hard copies are soon to surface!
Beatrock Music is proud to present Bwan's “Living Room” LP. The full length album is now available online for free digital download. The album carries within it a tone of street-hop under the scope of social consciousness. Bwan describes his project by stating “‘Living Room’ is a reference to home, a place where you can be comfortable, safe and free to be yourself. But the title is a double entendre, also serving as an idiom for having ‘room to live’ from the daily struggles and oppression we as young people of color experience in America.”
Free: Oddisee "Slow It Down" + New Album Self Sacrifice
Courtesy Mello Music Group.
Each year Mello Music Group releases a family album to highlight the coming year. This year the MMG Squad got a little bigger. The new album Self Sacrifice hit itunes a week early today and happened to debut just as MMG Founder Michael Tolle's first son Bodhi was born! To celebrate MMG is giving away the single "Slow It Down" produced by and featuring Oddisee.
Coming from the highly anticipated mixtape Jackin4Beatz volume 2 , here's Phraze in cocky mode. Doing his thing over a banging Drummer Boy production, Phraze pays homage to his home state of Florida and explains why he won't sell his soul.
Abstract Artform, Winnipeg's fuse masters of Prairie-inspired hip-hop and funk will be performing in Canada's hip-hop capital, Toronto, as part of Canadian Music Week 2012 on March 21 at Comfort Zone 480 Spadina Avenue ..
They may only have three years on the scene behind them, but Abstract Artform have already topped !earshot hip-hop college radio charts, landed on the Top 25 Hip Hop charts on CMJ in the USA and now, being selected as semi-finalists from over 16,000 entries in ISC 2011 for their song "Things Aint What They Used to Be" in the R&B/hip-hop category, one of Winnipeg's leading acts is once again proving they are here to stay.
Abstract Artform will also be releasing “As The Crow Flies” on Ol Roy Records later this year produced by Juno-nominated producer Fresh Kils, will feature collaborations with blues/roots artists such as Manitoba Hal, Rambling Dan Frechette and notable country artist Ridley Bent.
Press Release: MGK Wins MTVU "Breaking Woodie" Award at SXSW
Courtesy Greg Miller.
EST 19XX/Bad Boy/Interscope recording artist MGK struck victory again this year winning the coveted mtvU "Breaking Woodie" Award given to the best emerging artist, besting A$AP Rocky, Fun., The Weeknd, Meek Mill, Azealia Banks, Iggy Azalea and others, at the "2012 mtvU Woodie Awards" which took place during the SXSW Music Festival last week.
This is MGK's second win with the network after being voted MTV News' 2011 "Hottest Breakthrough MC" of the year. The Woodie Award win comes days before MGK releases his Half Naked & Almost Famous EP on Tuesday, March 20th and sets out on a record-breaking "2012 Hostile Takeover" tour with Strange Music artist Tech N9ne. With 90 performances in 99 days, the "2012 Hostile Takeover" tour is the longest consecutive run in rap history.
MGK is thrilled to be releasing the EP to his fans. "We recorded the Half Naked EP and my upcoming Lace Up album in the basement of a friend's house in Cleveland," states MGK. "We only dreamed of the Lace Up Movement coming this far in such a short amount of time. I want to thank everyone that has supported and helped me get to this point. It's only the beginning, so Lace the F*ck Up!"
The Half Naked & Almost Famous EP features MGK's smash single "Wild Boy" that spawned a #1 voted BET 106 and Park music video. While at SXSW last week, MGK filmed a music video for the remix version of the track featuring electrifying artists 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Mystikal, French Montana and Yo Gotti. The video also features MTV Jackass celebrity Steve-O who is referenced to on the original track. The remix music video will premiere in the coming weeks.
MGK's song "Invincible"-available at all digital retailers-also captured multiple wins this year. It was selected by both Verizon Wireless as the backdrop for the HTC Rezound 3G smartphone campaign and by the WWE as a theme song to Wrestlemania XXVIII. As part of MGK's partnership with the WWE, he appeared on USA Network's WWE Monday Night Raw on March 12th when it filmed in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. As well, he will make an appearance at Wrestlemania XXVIII on April 1st in Miami, FL.
Today, March 19th at 12pm PST, an MGK 'Cap That' promotion will go live that will allow fans to choose their favorite screenshot of the "Wild Boy" music video and order a poster or canvas with the image. This new technology will empower viewers to access the music video with frame-by-frame functionality to create one-of-a-kind products and share their visual creations across their social networks.
MGK is in the midst of an extensive touring schedule this year. Last month, he performed at college campuses across the country on the Vice Magazine / Project X Party Legends College Tour. He had multiple performances at SXSW including the SOB showcase, BET Music Matters, Woodie Award Festival and the VEVO showcase. MGK will also be on the Van's Warped Tour this summer. On March 22nd, he sets off on the 2012 "Hostile Takeover" tour and hopes to extend his already established fan base in various markets. For 2012 Hostile Takeover tour dates and ticket information, visit: http://www.mgklaceup.com/sweeps/ .